5 Common Questions To Ask Before You Buy CBD
We know how tricky it can be to buy a CBD product that is right for you, especially when you haven’t tackled it before. Here at Hempzone we make it our mission to provide our consumers with high-quality hemp-based CBD, but we also make it a point to provide you with the resources that enhance your purchase.
Today, we will be taking a look at some of the common questions we have received about CBD and the CBD products that are available to buy on Hempzone. Most of these questions come from people who are taking their first steps into the world of CBD, so it looks to be informative without diving too much into the complicated aspects of it. However, do not worry, we will have several blog posts that will dive into the intricacies of CBD. So without further ado, lets dive into some of the common questions that people ask, and should ask, before they buy CBD:
What Exactly Is CBD?
That’s a good question to start with, and frankly it is the most important one to tackle. Before you invest your time and money in CBD products, you want to at least know what they are. CBD is the commonly used acronym for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of the naturally occurring parts of the Cannabis Sativa plant. One of the common strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant, is hemp, and hemp is the source of our hemp-based CBD. Hemp plants tend to have lower concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of CBD, which makes them perfect to be the source material for crafting CBD oils and CBD tinctures. In terms of percentages, CBD is one of the most prominent parts of the hemp plant and comprises upwards of 40% of the plant. Hemp plants usually feature upwards of 100 other cannabinoids that each have their unique properties and uses. Depending on the type of CBD you get, some of these other cannabinoids or components can be beneficial.
However, out of these numerous components, CBD and THC are often the most readily recognizable, due in part to the fact that they do have the highest concentrations. Although CBD and THC are often misconstrued as being the same thing, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound of the Cannabis Sativa plant, which means that it brings you a host of benefits without altering your state, or inducing a high. To make that as clear as possible, the CBD that exists within the hemp plant will not induce a high. CBD itself works in tandem with the body’s endocannabinoid system and helps foster the maintenance of healthy cells within the body. We will dive more into the endocannabinoid system and the specific ways it works with CBD in another blog post.
Is Hemp The Same Thing As Marijuana?
Another great question! The simple answer is no, hemp and marijuana are not the same. However, let’s dive more into that answer so you have a clear understanding why these two elements are not the same thing. Due to their scientific classifications and the fact that they do look like similar plants, hemp and marijuana are often confused with one another. They do come from the same genus of plant, however they are drastically different in very diverse ways. The specific kind of hemp that CBD oil is made from is derived from Cannabis Sativa, and this hemp is commonly called industrial hemp. Marijuana on the other hand can be derived from various genera, not just Cannabis Sativa. These other plant genera include Cannabis Indica, and Cannabis Ruderalis.
Although marijuana can also be extracted from Cannabis Sativa, it is still not the same as hemp. The specific strain that hemp is derived from is grown, harvested, and used much differently. For instance, the hemp plant that is used to obtain CBD oil grows with a minimal amount of flowering buds, coupled with very high concentrations of CBD as opposed to THC. On the other hand, marijuana plants tend to have many more flowering buds that give rise to much higher concentrations of THC and lower, negligible, percentages of CBD.
These key differences are the elements that define hemp and marijuana. Hemp-based CBD is meant to give your body and it’s endocannabinoid system a host of benefits without subjecting you to psychoactive effects and the feeling of being high. Hempzone uses industrial hemp to create an outstanding blend of CBD oils and tinctures. Industrial hemp simply means that the hemp base used, has negligible amounts of THC in it, typically less than 0.3%.
Is It Legal To Buy CBD In The United States?
Let’s get straight to the point on this one. Yes, it is legal to buy CBD within the United States of America. In some instances people often think it’s illegal because of the laws that surround marijuana. However, as we pointed out above, hemp and marijuana are two very different things, although they share some similarities. CBD made from industrial hemp either contains no THC, or a negligible amount of THC that is below 0.3%.
So yes, it is perfectly legal to buy CBD from Hempzone. Due to the very low levels of THC within hemp-based CBD, it does not induce a high when ingested, and this is part of the reason why it is legal in all 50 states. As of now, there are no restrictions on the sale and consumption of CBD oil in the United States, and that is the case for most of the world as well.
Will CBD Get Me High?
This is usually a common follow up question that we get right after someone asks if hemp and marijuana are the same thing. We totally understand the misconception, and we are here to help clear it up. CBD will not get you high, and it is not a psychoactive drug that induces a high. The reason for this is also tied to the concentration of THC and CBD that exists in CBD oils and tinctures. THC works with the endocannabinoid system to induce a high in a way that CBD does not. So with THC concentrations being minimal to nonexistent within CBD oils, there is no element present that will make you high. Since Hempzone CBD products are sourced and crafted with industrial hemp, they contain a negligible concentration of THC (0.3% THC and below) that is nowhere near enough to even induce a high and be considered psychoactive. Also, depending on the spectrum of CBD that you purchase, there may no THC at all found within it.
Are Oils And Tinctures The Only Way To Take CBD?
Hemp-based CBD can be taken in a variety of ways, and each of them are tailored to help maximize CBD to meet your needs. The most common way for most people to use CBd is by drops of CBD oils and CBD tinctures. Most of these oils and tinctures are meant to be taken orally, and they can also be mixed into your favorite beverages to enhance the taste.
However, though tinctures ands CBD oils are the most common ways, there are a host of other ways to take advantage of CBD. For instance there are CBD infused gummies, CBD concentrates, CBD vape pens, CBD drinks, and even CBD body care products. Each of these products is taken in a different way because they are meant to interact with your body differently.
The most important thing to be mindful of is that there isn’t any rule when it comes to consuming CBD, what works for someone else may not necessarily work best for you. Figure out what your specific needs are and choose a CBD solution that is crafted to help you. So if you need CBD for topical skin relief, then choose a CBD lotion that works better for you rather than a tincture, and vice versa.
For those who are just catching on to CBD, there is a lot of information to be learned and gathered. The key takeaway that we hope you get from this is that it is okay for you to ask questions. This is the best way for us to share information with you regarding CBD. Ask questions, and learn about the products you are buying. Hempzone is always available to provide any information you need. So please do not hesitate to drop a comment or reach out to us and start a conversation.