Isolate and Zero THC products
Isolates contain only pure CBD plus whatever the carrier is—an oil, a tincture, a gummy or a topical. Isolates can also be the pure CBD as a powder allowing you to mix your own product
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CBD is purified from the extracts of high-CBD hemp. This can involve several different procedures including decarboxylation, extraction, distillation, a process called chromatography to purify the CBD and finally, crystallization of the pure CBD. CBD isolates can be mixed with liquids, used in making edibles and gummies, tinctures, capsules and beverages, and mixed with oils, balms, lotions or creams.
Zero THC isolate tinctures
Zero THC isolate tinctures use pure CBD in an alcohol base. Flavors, hemp oil and/or Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) may also be added.
Zero THC isolate capslues
Zero THC isolate capsules are pure CBD in a capsule delivery system. These capsules can be found in a wide range of doses.
Zero THC isolate gummies
Zero THC isolate gummies are made using pure CBD and then “cooked” into a gummy. These can either be sweetened with sugar or sugar free. As with other gummies, they can come in a variety of flavors.
Isolates have one very distinct advantage over other forms of CBD—they have no THC and therefore you run essentially zero chance that a drug test for THC will be positive. There is always the small chance of a “false positive”, so if this is important to you, be sure to hang onto the 3rd party lab reports. CBD isolates allow you to pick your own dose, prepare it in the privacy of your own home and custom-produce your own delivery system. One disadvantage of isolates is that you don’t get other cannabinoids, terpenes, and other potentially beneficial plant constituents.
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Yes, kind of.
CBD is legal on a federal level in the United States if it is derived from the hemp plant and contains no more than 0.3% THC. However, some states, including Idaho, have laws restricting the use of CBD. Marijuana derived CBD is illegal on the federal level but is legal under some state laws. CBD laws vary greatly from country to country, so be sure to research the applicable laws in your area.
CBD is found to be generally safe. There have been no deaths attributed to ingestion of the cannabis plant, including CBD. The FDA has approved one CBD based drug called Epidiolex used for epileptic seizure reduction. The FDA reports that CBD can cause liver injury and interact with other medications. There have been no reports of liver injury in humans who have taken CBD even at high doses. Side effects of taking CBD may include drowsiness, diarrhea, loss of appetite, and change in mood. There is more research needed around the safety and efficacy of CBD. Consult your health care provider before taking CBD to ensure it is right for you.
Does CBD Help with stress?
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA
) states CBD has been shown to reduce stress in animals including rats. Other studies
show that participants with social anxiety disorder (SAD) experienced overall reduction in anxiety levels after taking CBD. CBD is also known to help with PTSD
symptoms including replaying negative memories and enduring nightmares.
Does CBD help with anxiety?
Yes. CBD inhibits an enzyme called Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase, or FAAH
, which is responsible for breaking down an endocannabinoid called Anandamide. Ananda- is Sanskrit for joy or bliss and helps with elevated mood. People with anxiety may have lower levels
of anandamide. Introducing CBD can help decrease the reuptake of anandamide and cause it to hang around longer which could decrease anxiety symptoms. CBD is also thought to stimulate serotonin
receptors. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that plays an important role in mental health. Having insufficient serotonin can also contribute to anxiety. CBD may be a viable option for those suffering with anxiety disorders.
Does CBD help with sleep disorders?
Researchers have discovered that our endocannabinoid system plays a role in regulating circadian rhythms. CBD is also known to reduce pain and anxiety, both of which can have a negative impact on sleep quality. This study
found a significant decrease in insomnia symptoms for participants taking CBD and other cannabinoids. While more research is needed, CBD use as a possible sleep aid looks promising.
pain have the most research and very promising results. The Arthritis Foundation
states CBD appears fairly safe and might help certain types of pain. They conducted a survey of 2600 people and found that 79% are currently using CBD, have used it in the past, or are considering using it to help manage their arthritis pain. Research also shows that CBD inhibits inflammatory molecules in the body that contribute to pain.
No. CBD is nonintoxicating and does not produce a high, unlike its intoxicating sister cannabinoid THC. While full spectrum CBD does contain THC, it must have less than 0.3%, which is too low of an amount to produce a high, usually. Some higher potency CBD products can have as much as 2mg of THC which can be enough to cause a euphoric effect. Contrary to popular belief, CBD is psychoactive, because it does have an effect on the mind, including the ability to reduce anxiety. CBD is psychoactive but non intoxicating.
Can I use CBD if I am pregnant/nursing?
Always speak to your physician about taking any substance, including CBD, while pregnant or nursing. There are no studies that show the effects of CBD on a developing baby. Like with any other medication, your doctor will determine if the benefits of using CBD outweigh the risks of not using
CBD while pregnant or nursing. The FDA recommends against the use of CBD during pregnancy and breastfeeding due to a lack of comprehensive research on CBD’s effects on the developing baby.
CBD powder or CBD isolate is the purified form of CBD. It is derived from high-CBD hemp plants but goes through several extra purification steps.
CBD powder can be added to oils, tinctures, drinks, topicals, vape oils or edibles. It allows you to directly control how much CBD is included and can allow you to “customize” your CBD delivery system.
What are the benefits of CBD with zero THC?
Determining the amount of CBD to use is a process of trial and error. We recommend you Start Low and Go Slow until you find the best amount for the condition you are trying to relieve.
How much CBD isolate should I use?
The main benefit of CBD with zero THC is that the chance of testing positive in a drug test is minimized. Another benefit is that some people are sensitive to THC and cannot tolerate it in any amount