Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. Cannabidiol is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the plant after tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It has many potential therapeutic benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and seizure-suppressant properties. It is a natural compound that comes from the leaves, flowers and stalks of hemp or marijuana cannabis.
WHAT IS CBD?
MOST COMMON QUESTIONS
WHAT IS FULL-SPECTRUM CBD?
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP OIL AND HEMP EXTRACT?
If you have been searching for CBD oil or hemp oil, it is likely that you have found results based on both terms. This will lead many people to believe that the terms are interchangeable or related, but this isn’t the case. Yes, there are similarities between Hemp extract or CBD oil both one and the same and hemp oil which is very different.
Hemp Oil is made by cold-pressing the hemp seeds into an omega-rich oil much like an olive oil or coconut oil which have healthy fats and omegas but does not contain CBD or other cannabinoids found in Hemp extract.
Hemp Extract is derived from the hemp plant flowers and it will contain a profile full of cannabinoids and terpenes. Our Hemp Extract is taken from our 100% certified organic flower from our indoor hemp plants only not the leaves, stems, and seeds. It is Hemp extract that is noted for the medicinal benefits that many users experience not from Hemp oil.
Hemp oil doesn’t provide the same benefit. In fact, hemp oil is only recommended for things like cooking, in producing eco-friendly paints and as a natural moisturizer. Given that most users of CBD oil are looking for health benefits, hemp oil would not be able to provide the same sort of benefit or outcome.
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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD AND HEMP?
Hemp and CBD rich products have many health benefits many of which we are still learning about today. CBD plays a potential role in easing many symptoms and common health issues. Because of this potential it has been researched for its ability to combat things like anxiety, depression, pain, inflammation, seizers, and heart disease. For those with cancer, it may even provide a natural alternative for pain and symptom relief.
WHAT DOES CBD OIL TASTE LIKE?
Even though there are diverse ways to consume CBD oil, if you are going to taste your CBD oil you will be able to taste cannabinoid. However, this isn’t a nasty experience for the user, some of the most common descriptions for the taste of CBD oil include earthy, grassy and nutty.
Some people will appreciate the taste of CBD oil straight away while research has shown that many people have developed a taste for CBD oil through use.
There are many ‘flavored’ products in the Pure Roots product line that will not taste like cannabinoid at all.
HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK?
The human body has a vast network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System. The purpose of this system is to help our body stay balanced and in good overall health, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices diminish our wellbeing. CBD and other cannabinoids fit into the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health by supporting many of the body’s physical processes.
HOW WILL CBD MAKE ME FEEL?
The most accurate answer to that question is - it depends. Meaning, it depends on what your body needs. Each body is different, so everybody will have a different response. Since hemp extract with cannabinoids works with the body’s internal Endocannabinoid System to maintain good health, the effect is personalized based on what you have going on internally. That being said, quite a few people mention a feeling of relaxation, while others note that hemp extract helps them feel focused.* The best way to find out how CBD will work for you, is to try it for yourself!
HOW SHOULD I USE CBD OIL?
Given that there are several ways for people to consume CBD, it is only natural that people will wonder if there is the best way to consume the product. There may be a best way for an individual to consume CBD oil but there is no universally agreed way to do so. After all, people are different, they have their own preferences and every person’s body has its own unique characteristics which may mean one solution is better than the other.
However, a lot of people seem to start with tinctures made from Hemp Extract as this is a very effective way of managing your serving size. It is natural to feel nervous about taking CBD for the first time, and people want to be confident about the level they are consuming. Therefore, using a tincture and placing drops under your tongue ensures you are fully in control when it comes to how much you take.
You may also smoke it since this method is the fastest way to get CBD into your system and you will feel the effects immediately.
Another popular method is the use of topical products which absorb through your skin for targeted relief from pain, inflammation and arthritis.
You’ll find that this is a matter of trial and error and personal preference. Not all these products impact on people in the same way, so you may need to experiment with options to find the solution that works best for you. The good news is that there is something out there for everyone.
ARE THERE SIDE EFFECTS WHEN TAKING CBD OIL?
CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe. As with any other supplement, there is a chance that it could cause adverse reactions for some people, and/ or could interact with certain medications. As with any dietary supplement, consult your physician before use if you are pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition or are taking any medications.
IS CBD OIL SAFE?
Studies show that hemp extract with CBD can be well-tolerated by many. Since the most common results of taking it are calm and focus; relief from exercise-induced inflammation; support for healthy sleep cycles; and relief from everyday stresses, anyone looking for balance in these areas might benefit from a cannabinoid extract with CBD and additional plant compounds.*
And don’t forget about your furry friends! See how CBD works for pets too.
WHAT CBD PRODUCT IS BEST FOR ME?
Your body has needs. So does your lifestyle. Whether you prefer oils, smokables, or a topical option like our pain gel, do what works for you. Use our product finder to select the best product for you.
HOW SHOULD I CHOOSE THE RIGHT PRODUCT FOR ME?
We provide serving details on our product packaging and in the product details on our site to help you choose the right product for you. In terms of what product to start with take the quiz here to find out. Whatever product you decide to try it is recommended to give it 2-3weeks to load your endocannabinoid system and see if it works for you.
During that time If you’re still not where you want to be, we suggest moving up to the next concentration.
Being consistent: For any dietary supplement to work properly, it must be taken regularly. Missing days or servings can affect ability to help support your body.
For more, check out our blog.
WHAT PROCESS DO YOU USE TO EXTRACT THE CBD?
Each technique has its own advantages. At PureRoots Botanicals we use Supercritical CO2 extraction. This method is recommended by the Mayo Clinic as the best extraction method and is extremely efficient and free from harmful solvents. Supercritical C02 extraction is also very effective in extracting a wealth of various beneficial compounds from hemp, such as CBD and other powerful cannabinoids and terpenes often destroyed with other methods used today. This processes allows us produce high-quality products that keep the full plant profile intact not destroying the full spectrum properties we are seeking to preserve.
We use this trusted method to create the best products we can for our customers.
WHY DOES FULL-SPECTRUM CBD MATTER?
Hemp has a symphony of over 400 compounds like cannabidiol (CBD), secondary phytocannabinoids, as well as terpenes, and flavonoids. These compounds work synergistically to heighten the positive effects of cannabidiol. That’s why we believe so strongly in creating whole-plant hemp extracts. With that in mind, we also understand that sometimes we just want a boost that’s why our products are professionally formulated to give you a boost of CBD accompanied by the many other beneficial properties only found in full spectrum products.
Many companies choose to use isolate but with CBD isolate you are only getting CBD not any of the other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes found in our products. It is like drinking a protein shake, it has its place but it is no replacement for eating whole foods to get your nutrition. Full spectrum is recognized by your body much better than isolate and gives you a whole plant profile your body will uptake and utilize more efficiently.
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ADDITIONAL GLOSSARY OF TERMS
Dry Sift (Kief): A concentrate created through the accumulation of trichome glands from cured cannabis. This is the least expensive type of concentrate to produce, but one of the hardest to make due to the manual labor and time it takes. It is made by sifting the cannabis through screens that can vary in size. Dry sift can be used on its own, mixed with cannabis flower, etc.
Seed to Sale: The company controls the entire production chain. They plant the seed on their farm, grow the plant, harvest it, and package it for final sale to the customer.
Rosin: A concentrate that is created when heat and pressure are applied to the cannabis plant. This process doesn’t require the use of external solvents. It can be used to turn lower-grade hash into a concentrate that can be dabbed.
Premium Flower: High quality smokable, trichome-covered part of a female cannabis plant.
Live Resin: The process and resulting concentrate that is extracted from fresh cannabis that has not been dried or cured. This method is used to retain the terpenes that are lost during the curing process. The live resin process entails freezing the cannabis and extracting it.
Terpenes: The aromas and flavors we experience when we consume cannabis are all thanks to terpenes. Each cannabis cultivar has its own unique aroma because it has its own distinct terpene content. Whether you smoke cannabis flower, dab concentrates, or vaporize, these molecules are where you get those tasty citrus, diesel, woody, pine, skunky, coffee, spicey, herbal, or tropical flavors to your palate.
Pre-rolled Joints: Pre-rolls are consumer-ready and eliminate the hassle of grinding, rolling, and sealing cannabis flower into a joint. Pre-rolled joints are typically available in strain-specific flavors and vary in weight and potency.
Cannabis Indica: A term used to describe cannabis products with sedating, relaxing, and heavy physical effects. Indica cannabis plants are typically short in stature with broad leaves and shorter growing cycles. Indica plants are well-suited for growth in cooler climates due to their shorter flowering periods.
Cannabis Sativa: A term used to describe a cannabis product with uplifting, cerebral, and energetic effects. Cannabis sativa plants feature long, thin fan leaves and tend to have long flowering times. The slender sativa leaf can have as many as 13 fingers. Sativas flourish in warmer climates and can naturally grow up to 12 feet tall in a season.
C02 Extract: CO2 oil is the name used to refer to any cannabis concentrate made using CO2 as a solvent. This includes CO2 hemp extraction, which uses hemp plants to produce CBD oils and other hemp-derived concentrates.
Endocannabinoid system (ECS): A complex system within the human body that affects many important functions, including how a person moves, feels, and reacts. It includes endocannabinoid, endocannabinoid receptors, and endocannabinoid enzymes.
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