Answers to your Questions
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of the 113 identified cannabinoids in Cannabis plants, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. Cannabidiol oil is made from extracting the CBD from this cannabis plant and diminishing it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp seed oil.
How do I know if the product I’m purchasing are what they say they are?
Unfortunately, there are companies out there who are mislabelling, and claiming a certain amount of CBD when the test results say otherwise. This is why it’s important to make sure that you are buying from a reputable company, who provide batch testing and don’t compromise on quality. Here at Lucid Dream, we send all of our CBD to a third party testing facility to ensure that everything we produce is of the utmost quality.
Does CBD work for everyone?
CBD is not 100% effective for everyone; nothing is. While research shows it works wonderfully for hundreds of thousands of people, it is NOT a miracle cure and may not work for everyone who takes CBD. Many people believe that CBD does not help them. That is the reason
What are the best methods of administration?
There is sufficient data to support the best method of administration in terms of bioavailability, which is inhalation through the form of vapor. This is why CBD vape products have become so popular. Sublingual administration (under the tongue), also has shown to provide a very high bioavailability. These methods have been known to outperform the regular oral ingestion route, due to the fact that it bypasses the ‘first pass metabolism’. This is when the CBD has to pass through the digestive system and then circulate through the liver and in other sites such as the gastrointestinal tract, lungs, and blood. This reduces the bioavailability of the CBD just like any drug that gets taken orally. That being said, oral consumption of CBD is very popular due to the convenience.
Can full spectrum be in a carrier oil?
Yes, in fact most full spectrum CBD products on the market use a carrier oil. This is mainly due to the fact that a carrier oil makes individual dosing a lot easier. Full Spectrum CBD has a high viscosity level. Manufacturers use many different types of carriers, which you may have seen on supplement panels in ‘Other Ingredients’.
Olive Oil, MCT oil and Hemp seed oil are some of the popular carrier oils used in products. In these cases, the carrier oil is not the determining factor when it comes to quality. You want to be using a full spectrum oil via C02 extraction, which is the most efficient way in terms of avoiding quality degradation from heat and solvents during the extraction process. This process is what retains the full spectrum of cannabinoids, and allows the end user to experience all of the benefits that CBD has to offer!!
Is one better than the other?
There is no right answer to this question, however, ask yourself what your exact needs are to get the right product for you. CBD isolate is very strong. It’s exactly what it sounds like: an isolated CBD compound without any other active compound. It’s the purest form of CBD. Full-spectrum CBD oil contains a variety of other active compounds that work together, the “synergistic effect” of all the cannabinoids and other compounds in the hemp plant work well to provide powerful relief from a variety of symptoms. Full spectrum by definition has an allowable amount of THC in it. According to the farm bill, that amount is 0.3% or less. With full spectrum you may test positive for THC depending on your usage.
Is CBD safe?
Yes, CBD is completely safe and is considered to be non-toxic. Unlike THC, cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that does not cause a high.
What can I use CBD for?
Cannabidiol is used as a natural remedy for many common ailments. Many research studies have demonstrated the benefits of CBD oil towards a person’s overall health. These are some of the conditions that research has shown CBD to be beneficial for:
● ADD and ADHD
● Alzheimer’s Disease
● Digestive Issues
● Epilepsy and Seizures
● Irritable Bowel Syndrome
● Osteoporosis/Bone Health
● Stroke and TBI
What is a proper dose?
Cannabinoid dosages and duration of treatment depend mainly on the illness you intend to use it for and other factors such as your diet, age and etc. Therefore, there is no proper dose but we do recommend starting out with a small dose then gradually increasing that dose until the desired results are achieved.
What’s a carrier oil?
Carrier oils are exactly what the name suggests. It’s like a vehicle to aid in preserving potency and delivering the active compound within the substance.
What is the difference between CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum?
Full spectrum CBD generally refers to products that not only contain CBD but contain the other plant molecules as well. This version of CBD is minimally purified, leaving most of the cannabinoids and terpenes intact and in the oil whereas CBD Isolate products have been isolated down to just the CBD molecule and have no other active ingredients.
What should I expect from a full spectrum tincture?
We like to use this tincture to manage aches and pains, to reduce anxiety, and to maintain overall wellness. Full-spectrum CBD oil has the full cannabinoid profile of the hemp plant, as well as other compounds that are present, including other cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes. Full spectrum CBD oil allows users to experience the beneficial effects of other compounds that the hemp plant naturally possesses.