Get to Know CBD: The Most Frequently Asked Questions

Get to Know CBD: The Most Frequently Asked Questions

You may have heard about all the health-related benefits of using CBD, but you’re still on the fence about using it. You have questions…and we have answers. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about CBD!

What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, the most dominant cannabinoid in the hemp plant. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, meaning it will not get you high. CBD does NOT come from marijuana. Hemp and marijuana are both members of the cannabis family but are not the same. Hemp contains no more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) the psychoactive compound found in much higher concentrations in marijuana. Hemp is naturally higher in CBD.

Is CBD legal?
Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill (the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018), CBD products are federally legal to produce, purchase, and use if they meet certain conditions. To be federally legal, CBD must be hemp-derived and contain no more than 0.3% THC. CBD is extracted from federally legal hemp plants, so we can ship to all 50 states. You do not require a license or doctor’s note to purchase.

Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD oil cannot get you high as long as it contains 0.3% THC or less. All Natural Harmony products contain 0.3% THC or less. You will not feel inhibited in any way, shape, or form.

Will CBD make me fail a drug test?
Federally legal hemp extract has THC levels that are less than 0.3% by weight. This means our full-spectrum extracts contain trace amounts of THC. Although it isn’t enough to get you high, it could build up in your system over time and cause you to fail a drug test. For this reason, we also offer THC-free products made with pure CBD. These products test free of THC. Due to the varying nature of different drug tests and individual employer standards, this response should not be taken as legal advice—please consult your employer policy on hemp products for a concrete answer.

What is CBD used for?
In 2018, Epidiolex was approved by The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as the first CBD-derived medication for treating epilepsy. The FDA does not allow us to make medical claims regarding the benefits of our products beyond recommending them for general well-being. That said, there is research to show CBD is effective in treating anxiety, depression, insomnia, arthritis, and other types of chronic pain.

If you are suffering from a disease or illness, or believe you are suffering from a disease or illness, it is best to consult your healthcare provider. If you are interested in reviewing the studies performed on the benefits of CBD, you can search PubMed, the U.S. Government repository of medical research.

What is the difference between CBD and hemp seed oil?
Good question! Less reputable companies sell hemp seed oil claiming that it is CBD oil, so it’s important to know the difference.

  • Hemp seed oil is made by pressing raw hemp seeds and collecting the liquid oil that is expelled. It is a good supplement and cooking additive and does not have
    concentrated cannabinoids.
  • CBD extract is made by supercritical carbon dioxide extraction of the hemp flower, not the seed. This concentrates the active cannabinoids and terpenes to very high percentages, resulting in the CBD oil we add to our products.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
While they are both part of the cannabis family of plants, there are distinct genetic differences between the two.

Marijuana plants:

  • Generally bred to have very high amounts of THC at the expense of other cannabinoids, including CBD.
  • Are usually slender and bushy, with large amounts of flowers

Hemp plants:

  • Contain large amounts of CBD and little THC. This means that hemp is an ideal plant for those seeking cannabis benefits without the intoxicating experience.
  • Industrial hemp plants are taller and thinner with pronounced stalks and little to no flowers. Industrial hemp has a myriad of uses, including as a component of clothing, paper, rope, plastics, oils, and foods.
  • Medicinal hemp tends to more closely resemble marijuana in appearance.

Legally, the two plants are separately defined by the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, which establishes “industrial hemp” as a Cannabis sativa plant with a THC concentration below 0.3% by weight.

How much CBD should I take?
Everybody responds differently to CBD, so the best approach is to try it out and titrate to find out what works best. Titrating is the concept of starting with a small dose and trying progressively larger doses until the desired outcome is reached. For most people, a daily dose of between 20 and 50 mg of CBD is most beneficial.

As always, consult your healthcare provider for medical advice.

How can Natural Harmony help?
Natural Harmony offers several 100% organic CBD product options.

  • Oils: Natural Harmony 1200 mg Full Spectrum ($48) and 3000 mg Full Spectrum ($60) CBD oils contain a blend of pure hemp oil from small regional farms using certified-organic methods. Raw CBD oil is blended with fresh coconut oil for taste. Lab-tested for potency and purity. CBD tinctures are taken under the tongue or in a little juice or water. Using the built-in dropper, you can get a consistent dose of CBD every time. Contains THC.
  • Gummies: Natural Harmony Orange CBD Gummies ($30) are a great way to take your CBD on the go! Each juicy orange gummy contains 25 mg of CBD and is THC-free.
  • Topical: Natural Harmony Cooling Gel ($35) contains menthol and camphor bark oil combined with CBD to provide that cool sensation on tired or overworked muscles. Rub it in before or after a workout and keep moving throughout your day. This product just might become a gym bag essential.

“Best sleep I have had in years, and I can move in the morning.”

“I slept all night without shoulder pain.”

Jennifer Beach is owner at Natural Harmony, a 100% organic, vegan, non-GMO CBD company based in Connecticut. Visit us every Saturday from 10–4 at Velvet Mill, 22 Bayview Ave, Stonington, CT, or shop online. Experience the purity and quality of our Natural Harmony Sleep Formula by visiting our online store at: www.naturalharmonylife.com.