Top 5 CBD Questions and Answers
CBD is everywhere you look and seems to come in every kind of product: gummies, shampoo, suckers, oils and creams. Athletes and celebrities have their own brands, and whole shops dedicated to CBD are more common. With all the information we have readily available at our finger tips, questions are bound to develop so we created a list of the Top 5 CBD Questions and Answers.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound. It is one of the two most well-known cannabinoids found in cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is non-psychoactive and won’t get you high.
Both CBD and THC have characteristics thought to be helpful to your endocannabinoid system (ECS), but they act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and the body. Because CBD is non-intoxicating, easy to take as a CBD oil, and is generally well-tolerated, it is an appealing treatment option for many individuals looking to improve their overall well-being.
Is CBD Legal?
Not all CBD is legal despite the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. CBD derived from cannabis plants must have less than .3% THC (marijuana) to be legal under federal law.
CBD is only legal when derived from hemp (containing less than .3% THC) and produced by a licensed grower, consistent with federal and state regulations. Shah Saffron CBD uses CBD Isolate, or pure CBD, because we wanted to create a product for people who were sensitive to THC, whether medically or professionally, while benefiting from the potential of CBD, especially when infused with the power of saffron.
The FDA prohibits businesses from making medical claims about the health benefits of CBD. We strongly recommend that you check with your state government, local police department, or customs office for the most up-to-date information regarding the legality of CBD.
Is CBD Safe and Will It Get Me High?
The good news is that side effects appear to be minimal for CBD even in high doses. Many people take CBD because it does not produce the unwanted side effects of prescription and over-the-counter drugs. Some people have reported side effects that include diarrhea, dry mouth, changes in appetite, and fatigue. It is also important to note that CBD may interact with other drugs. Consult a physician before using CBD if you are prescribed medications or have concerns. Do not use if you are pregnant or nursing.
The amount of CBD oil you use will depend on the effect you are looking to achieve and additional factors including age, weight, diet, metabolism, genetics, and environment. Shah Saffron CBD recommends starting low and going slow (1/4 or 1/2 dose, once or twice a day for several days) to find your best dosage. Decrease or increase dosage as needed. Shah Saffron CBD provides dosing suggestions for each tincture.
To avoid toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, and heavy metals, choose a brand that you can trust. Look for products manufactured from organically grown U.S. hemp, are tested in a third-party FDA accredited lab, and provide a COA (certificate of analysis).
According to the CDC, although CBD is found in Cannabis, CBD is not responsible for “getting you high.” THC, on the other hand, is another chemical compound derived from Cannabis (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is what creates the psychoactive effects.
THC and CBD might hail from the same Cannabis plant, but they do have their differences.
Will CBD Show Up On A Drug Test?
Most drug tests are not designed to test for CBD or other components found in cannabis other than THC.
There are three different types of CBD, as explained by Forbes Health in a recent March 2023 article:
Full spectrum- “refers to a hemp extract that contains CBD and other compounds naturally present in the hemp plant, such as terpenes (compounds responsible for the way a plant smells) and minor amounts of THC.”
Broad Spectrum- “is a hemp extract similar to full-spectrum CBD, with the exception that it typically undergoes an additional extraction process to remove all THC while leaving the remaining compounds naturally present in the hemp plant intact.”
CBD Isolate- “CBD isolate, or pure CBD, doesn’t contain any THC or other compounds from the hemp plant.”
Shah Saffron CBD tinctures are made from CBD Isolate.
What’s The Best Way To Take CBD?
We think sublingual tinctures are the best way to ingest CBD. You can enjoy the relatively quick onset, convenience of a flexible serving size and easy sublingual delivery. You can also achieve precise dosing, quickly check for potency and the quality of products (third party lab testing). Read more in our January 2023 Blog.
All of Shah Saffron CBD’s tinctures are made from CBD isolate, do not contain THC and are organically grown in the U.S.