Frequently Asked Questions
You might have heard about the newfangled tonic people are touting called CBD-but what is it? And why do users swear by it? Keep reading to have all your questions answered. In the event you have a question that isn’t listed, please don’t hesitate to send us a message.
Cannibidiol (CBD, for short) works by interacting with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a brain/body communication network that can affect how a person feels, moves, and reacts. CBD affects the ECS by binding to cannabinoid receptors found in almost every cell in the human body, accounting for the multitude of uses for CBD.
As part of a healthy lifestyle, many people use CBD to promote wellness in a variety of areas. Research suggests CBD has several potential health benefits, and though the FDA has not yet approved CBD for specific ailments or conditions, they are keenly studying the compounds many benefits.
Both CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are members of the chemical family called cannabinoids, and they are the two most common chemical compounds found in the Cannabis plant. THC produces psychoactive effects by binding to the naturally occurring CB-1 receptors in the central nervous system. CBD binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside of the central nervous system and, as a result, does not produce intoxicating effects.
Nope! Because CBD binds with cell and body tissues, it does not produce the intoxicating effects associated with THC. However, everybody reacts differently, so it is important to start with small doses of CBD products.
While laws vary state to state, the 2018 Farm Bill legalized CBD products derived from hemp containing less than 0.3% THC. All of our products contain Isolate and Distillate derived from the federally legal hemp plant.
Similar to how poppy seeds have the potential to result in trace amounts of opioids on a drug test, using or consuming hemp products carries a risk (however small) of positive results for THC. While our lab results can attest to our CBD products as being the highest quality and 99.99% THC free, we recommend consulting your health care provider before incorporating any hemp-derived product into your lifestyle.
Just as medications and vitamins don’t affect everyone the same way, CBD also behaves differently in people. Users who experience moderate or severe symptoms may notice a more substantial effect in a shorter amount of time than users treating milder symptoms. Benefits may occur gradually and take some time to notice. Staying consistent and paying attention to your body’s feedback is the best way to determine what the right regimen is for you.
Yes. For our customers who live in the Denver Metro area, if you would like to pick up your order in person at our facility in Morrison, CO, select the “Pick up at the lab” option at check out. We will be in touch within two business days to schedule a pick-up time.
CBD – Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is one of over sixty naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. It affects the human body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system, a brain/body communication network. CBD binds to CB-2 receptors in cell and body tissues outside of the central nervous system and, as a result, does not produce intoxicating effects. CBD receptors found in almost every cell and tissue in the human body account for the multitude of uses of this unique compound.
Hemp, a member of the Cannabis genus, is generally characterized by low THC content and high CBD content. Legally, the plant must contain less than 0.3% THC to be considered hemp. Hemp is cultivated for a myriad of uses, including fiber, rope, seeds, and CBD!
Cannabinoids are unique chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. THC and CBD are the most abundant and understood cannabinoids of the 60+ varieties identified. Cannabinoids bind to receptors in the brain and body when consumed, resulting in a range of physical and physiological effects.
THC is the most highly concentrated cannabinoid within marijuana plants and is associated with the psychoactive effects of cannabis consumption. THC binds to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and nervous system and can affect mood, appetite, memory, pain sensations, and psychoactive perceptions. THC is found at much lower levels in hemp and is not present in Nature’s Elixir products.
Terpenes are volatile hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants. These chemical compounds give plants their aroma, taste, and color. Scientists have identified over 200 unique terpenes in hemp out of the 20,000 that exist in the natural world. Scientific circles are beginning to study these unique chemical compounds and their potential health benefits.
An isolate is isolated cannabidiol – pure CBD. During the extraction process, everything except CBD has been filtered out. Isolates do not contain any terpenes, non-CBD cannabinoids (like THC), or organic matter.
CBD distillate is the precursor to isolate, and therefore, less refined. Distillates often contain other components of the cannabis plant, such as cannabinoids, terpenes, and other organic matter. These additions contribute to a broad-spectrum CBD product offering the additional benefits of cannabis without the intoxicating effects of THC.