What are the side effects of Hemp CBD?
One of the benefits of CBD is the minimal amount of side effects that exist. Many of our clients take CBD because they don't have to deal with the major negative side effects that come with many pharmaceutical drugs.
This review on Pubmed.gov called Safety and side effects of cannabidiol suggest that CBD is safe for human and animal consumption. The review says, "Several studies suggest that CBD is non-toxic in non-transformed cells and does not induce changes on food intake, does not induce catalepsy, does not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and does not alter psychomotor or psychological functions. Also, chronic use and high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans."
Some of the minor side effects that have been reported are things like dry mouth, drowsiness, and low blood pressure. It's also been shown that CBD can interact with some pharmaceutical drugs, as it decreases the activity of some liver enzymes called cytochrome P450. Cytochrome P450 metabolizes many drugs in the body and is thought to counteract some of the effects of THC. The inhibition of the cytochrome P450 enzyme isn't always thought to be a negative side effect As always, we recommend consulting your physician and naturopath before adding any new superfoods or supplements to your wellness regimen.
What is Hemp CBD (Cannabidiol)?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a whole-plant compound that can be extracted from the leaves, stems, and blossoms of the Hemp and Marijuana plants. CBD is one of at least 113 chemical compounds (called Cannabinoids) found in both plants.
It's the most prominent cannabinoid found in the hemp plant and the second most prominent cannabinoid found in the marijuana plant. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the most prominent cannabinoid in marijuana and is the psychoactive part of the plant that gets people high.
CBD is not psychoactive and is even thought to lessen some of the excessive psycho-active (paranoia) effects of THC (marijuana) consumption. There's thought to be an interesting yin/yang relationship between CBD and THC
CBD (& other cannabinoids) feed the human body's endocannabinoid system (ECS) with can be found in many areas of the mind a body. We have endocannabinoid receptors that seem to work like a lock and key with CBD (and other cannabinoids) that provide different supportive functions in the brain (hypothalamus and vagus nerve) and the body (liver and GI tract). While the functions of the endocannabinoid system vary in the different areas of the mind and body, they all seem to support homeostasis.
Homeostasis is the body's ability to use its resources to function in a way that's consistent, even when there are changes in the environment.
Does Hemp CBD get you high?
No, CBD is non-psychoactive. Many report feeling very relaxed from hemp CBD and some associate that relaxation with being "high".
Is it legal in my state?
Yes, Hemp CBD is legal to purchase, possess and consume in all 50 states.
In 2014, the US Farm Bill officially classified cannabis plants containing a maximum of 0.3% THC as “Industrial Hemp” (and all other cannabis plants as “marijuana”).
Our Hemp CBD wax is made from Hemp plant concentrate and is 0% THC.
We do not sell or ship outside of the United States.
Will Hemp CBD show up on a drug test?
Drug tests are testing for THC, not CBD.
Our products contain less than 0.3% THC. We have customers who regularly use our Hemp CBD products and get drug tested without anything showing up.
Having said that, we can not guarantee that THC will not show up on a drug test.