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. 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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 Should I Take My CBD?
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.
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.
Related article: Side Effects of CBD Use
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 here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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FDA disclaimer: none of the statements on this webpage have been approved by the FDA. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. You should consult a licensed physician before starting any supplement, especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing medical conditions.