The terms CBD oil and Hemp oil are currently used interchangeably to describe CBD, or Hemp, extract mixed with oil. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of 120 different molecules called “cannabinoids” found in cannabis. Just like it’s more popular sister, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 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. 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.
This is a big question. Essentially, our cbd extracts contain all of the beneficial molecules that a cannabis plant would, except for the THC. Our products are THC free, 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 CBD receptors in our bodies!
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 additional potential and side effects (as they should be). According to some top health experts and agencies, the answer is yes. It is safe to use.
CBD has a relaxing and sedative effect on your body. This non-intoxicating cannabinoid soothes the user and leaves them in a better mental state of well-being. There is a wide range of CBD products that prove best for your mood and even prevent overwhelming feelings of anxiety.
Not at all. CBD oil doesn’t have enough THC to make you feel anything at all. THC is the ingredient that causes people to feel high. CBD oil should contain, by law, less than 0.3% of THC by dry weight. This is not enough to allow your body to get high. CBD oil can make you feel many things, like relaxed, sleepy, or elevate your mood – but one thing it will not do is make you feel high.
CBD oil has a slim chance of delivering any unwanted side effects. Few side effects have been reported like low blood pressure, nausea, or headaches. Side effects such as these listed are quite rare in nature.
While it is technically possible to show a false positive on a drug test for THC, it is highly unlikely as long as your CBD oil is genuinely THC free. If enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test. This means that in rare cases, using CBD might lead to a positive drug test. New Phase Blends offers THC free CBD oil verifiable by a certificate of analysis by our laboratory. These can be viewed under the header “certificate of analysis” on the product pages.
If you have a job that has very strict rulings against the use of THC, it is probably more safe to avoid CBD useage, for now. You will most likely not test positive for THC, but on the rare chance that you do…it’s just not worth it.
CBD is not an intoxicating substance, but your body can develop a tolerance to it like it does with other substances. THC is the ingredient that causes psychoactive effects, and some people can get mentally addicted to this feeling of being “high.” Since CBD does not have this effect on people, the likelihood of being addicted is almost nil.
Hemp-derived CBD is 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.
A major purpose of taking CBD is to relieve excess levels of stress. Different people require different amounts of CBD to achieve this effect. Small amounts of CBD can actually regulate serotonin levels in your brain and help you fight anxiety. It is recommended to take the dosage that works best for you.