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Common Questions About CBD and Hemp Products

On this page you can find answers to some of the more common CBD questions. Simply click on the question, and the answer will drop down. If you want to read more information about CBD that isn’t answered here, go ahead and check out the CBD articles archive. A large majority of the articles are written by our CEO, Dale Hewett, and are very information while remaining easy-to-read.

We get it – CBD is not as simple to understand as some other supplements, like vitamin C, or calcium. There can be a lot involved when trying to find the right company, or the right CBD product.

After reading these common questions about CBD, check out the articles database. You’ll find literally hours upon hours of useful blog posts and videos.

The terms CBD oil, and Hemp oil, are often used interchangeably to describe the extract of industrial hemp. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of 124 different molecules called cannabinoids found in cannabis.

Just like it’s more popular sister, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), some studies show that CBD offers a large amount of health benefits…but without the “high” that is associated with THC.

People are looking to CBD products to help with symptoms from conditions such as pain and inflammation. Studies also show CBD can also help with mental issues such as anxiety and depression.

Interesting Fact: There is actually a pharmaceutical grade CBD product that exists to help manage seizures associated with epilepsy. The prescription drug is called Epidiolex.

Everyone will respond differently to most substances – this includes CBD products. What we recommend to all first-time users is start with the recommended dosage, and work your way up from there.

The goal is to use the least amount of CBD necessary to see a result. For example, if you are experiencing some bad back pain, take a CBD product. You’ll notice the effects wane over time, just like with other medications. Take more as needed.

This is a really common question. Essentially, our CBD extracts contain all of the beneficial molecules that a cannabis plant would, except for the THC. Hemp and marijuana are different plants, but both fall under the cannabis plant species.

Common Questions About Hemp

Our products are THC free (less than 0.3% THC content), so that means you are reaping all of the health benefits that are associated with cannabis, minus the psychoactive molecule of THC. Not everyone enjoys the way THC makes you feel.

Interesting Fact: Did you know our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System? It is fully functioning, and we actually have CB receptors in our bodies!

Related articles: The differences between marijuana and hemp

Absolutely not.

In fact, according to the FDA, roughly 25% of CBD products sold are either fake or mislabeled. See this image below that shows the findings of their study.

Fda Study On Cbd Report

Remember, CBD is still widely unregulated, so some companies are trying to take advantage of people by selling knock-off products (like hemp seed oil) through the guise of genuine CBD.

Regardless of who you purchase your CBD products from, please make sure they are a reputable company with legitimate products.

From drops, to gummies, to toothpaste…CBD products come in all types of different forms.

New Phase Blends recommends taking CBD drops under the tongue so your sublingual vein can get the CBD into the bloodstream as quickly as possible.

The bio-availability of CBD when placed under the tongue is MUCH higher than when letting the stomach get involved.

While gummies taste good and are ‘neat’, the efficacy is drastically reduced since they have to go through the digestive tract. New Phase Blends bases all products around science, not being ‘delicious’ or ‘neat.’ That said, we do try to improve the flavoring a little bit 🙂

Related article: How to Use CBD Oil Drops

The second most common question people have when it comes to CBD oil for pain management or its anti-inflammatory properties is whether or not it is safe to use. CBD is actually very safe.

Patients are always concerned with side effects (as they should be). According to some top health experts and agencies, the answer is, yes. CBD is safe to use. It is also non-addicting, and non-intoxicating.

While CBD has not received a ‘GRAS‘ (generally recognized as safe) certification from the FDA (yet), we are confident this will happen in the near future.

Hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in all 50 states. CBD made from marijuana, with high levels of THC, is only legal in states that have legalized marijuana.

All CBD oil sold by New Phase Blends is considered THC Free (meaning less than 0.3% THC content).

For more information, please see the FDA’s regulation of cannabis and cannabis-derived products.

Related articles: Is CBD Legal in the United States?

Interesting fact: Originally, marijuana use and sales became illegal under the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937, with this illegality continuing under the Controlled Substances Act. Yet, since then, several states have taken the steps to legalize this drug, even if just for use as medical cannabis.

Buy something from our CBD shop? New Phase Blends recommends storing your CBD oil in a cool, dark place. In a shelf or closet will suit fine. Just avoid exposure to light (as it may discolor your CBD oil) and heat/extreme cold (as it may crystallize your CBD oil).

Overall, the most important thing to remember is keeping your CBD out of extreme heat. This will melt CBD edibles, and cause issues with liquids.

Related article: Storing your CBD products

GMP stands for Good Manufacturing Practices, and refers to a very strict system of manufacturing that guarantees reproducibility of a product’s quality to set specifications.

It it the highest certification that exists today that ensures proper quality control measurements are met. When a CBD company is GMP certified, their products are usually better, and work more effectively.

Click here to read more about the GMP certification process.

Due to the dangers found in vaping, and the negative nature of smoking, New Phase Blends does not sell any smokable products, nor do we ever intend to.

New Phase Blends includes free shipping with all CBD orders. This shipping is USPS First Class, and comes with a tracking number.

Most shipments within the Continental United States take roughly 3-5 days for delivery. Expedited options are available, if needed. We can also ship with overnight, next day, and 2 day options. We feel that offering free shipping on CBD items is the least we can do to make it more affordable for everyone.

Broad spectrum and full spectrum CBD extract is the same thing, exact for one thing:

While full spectrum CBD can contain up to 0.3% THC, broad spectrum contains closer to 0.0%.

Some people prefer to have absolutely no THC in the products, even though the amount of THC in full spectrum extracts isn’t enough to do anyhting.

Full article: Is CBD Bad For You?

No, CBD is not bad for you. It’s a non-intoxicating, non-addictive, natural plant chemical that is even considered safe by the World Health Organization.

People use products like CBD gummies to help their anxiety successfully. Thousands and thousands of user reviews across the world talk about how CBD helps anxiety.

Related: CBD vs THC for Anxiety Relief

Of all the reported uses of CBD, people report using it to manage anxiety, pain, and inflammation more than anything else.

Many people are using CBD gummies for their pain because of how well these candies work. They are simple to use, and packed with 45 mg of CBD per gummy. There is no measuring required, like with some other products. One gummy equals one serving.

Commonly Answered Questions in Video Format

CBD Essentials eBook (2nd ED)

CBD and hemp products can be very confusing. There is a lot of misinformation spreading rather quickly around the internet. Think of this CBD eBook as a manual that’s packed with value and will guide you in the right direction when trying to look for the best CBD products on the market. No one wants to make a wasted purchase, so we want to make sure you know exactly how to pick out the best CBD products – even if it’s not ours 🙂

Whether it’s answers to common CBD questions you’re looking for, or more detailed information on the science behind CBD, this eBook is the answer you’re looking for.

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Best CBD Blog On the Web

We’ve taken the time to publish several articles that address anything from common questions, to more complex scientific studies on the use of CBD. These are our most popular articles, but you can browse all of the articles by clicking on the button below.

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