Botanically, hemp and marijuana are very similar. Both are derived from the same cannabis plant (cannabis sativa) but are differentiated by their chemical compositions and differing cultivation practices.
Marijuana is a variety of the cannabis plant that is cultivated to produce a high amount of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) content, more than 0.3% THC. THC is responsible for its intoxicating effects, a “high” feeling. Marijuana is a federally illegal controlled substance. Some states have opted to legalize Marijuana for medicinal purposes and/or recreational purposes.
Hemp is a different variety of the cannabis plant, and is cultivated for a high amount of CBD, short for Cannabidiol, with 0.3% or less THC. CBD is non-intoxicating and does not produce a “high” feeling.
Hemp-derived CBD is desirable for those interested in taking advantage of the promoting healing properties of CBD, but do not want to experience a “high” or any other intoxication effects that THC produces.
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. CBD is one isolated cannabinoid of over 100 cannabinoids naturally existing in the cannabis plant. CBD oil derived from hemp is extracted from the flowers, leaves and stalk of the hemp plant. CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid that has the ability to influence the body’s cannabinoid receptors that are part of the body’s Endocannabinoid System (“eCS”) to promote healing of various symptoms and to promote homeostasis of the eCS.
Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that interact with specific cannabinoid receptors on the surface of the body’s cells.
All vertebrates, such as mammals and birds, also produce cannabinoids commonly referred to as endogenous cannabinoids or endocannabinoids. For example, 2-AG, short for 2-Arachidonoylglycerol, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid produced by the body and is commonly found in a mother’s breast milk. 2-AG appears to play an important role in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management.
One of the most beneficial aspects of the cannabis plant is that it also produces cannabinoids, referred to as phytocannabinoids. These cannabinoids exert their effects, in part, by mimicking the behaviors of endocannabinoids that are naturally produced in the body.
Discovered by scientists in 1992, the Endocannabinoid System (“eCS”) is a complex cell-signaling system in the body of all vertebrate animals and contains cannabinoid receptors that interact with cannabinoids, like CBD. A human’s eCS affects many regions of the body, including immune health and inflammatory responses, the central nervous system, stress and emotional regulation, appetite and metabolism, bone health, skin health, fertility, respiratory health, and sleep and circadian rhythm.
While experts continue to research CBD, other cannabinoids, and the eCS, some research suggests or supports CBD as playing a significant role in regulating various bodily systems that impact sleep, pain, inflammation, memory and mood. Basically, the eCS helps control the regulation of balance across all major body systems, ensuring that all systems work in harmony with one another.
Cannabinoids have been shown to support the proper functioning of the eCS, pulling natural body systems out of imbalance and stress responses.
Homeostasis means a state of balance. The primary duty of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis of other body systems and functions for a healthy mind and body.
Full spectrum Hemp Extract is a CBD oil containing a dominant amount of CBD plus any other naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp plant including 0.3% or less THC. Full spectrum may also contain various terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and plant proteins as they naturally occur in the hemp plant. All of these compounds work together in synergy to multiply the potential therapeutic and health benefits, creating what is commonly referred to as the “Entourage Effect”.
Broad Spectrum is basically a Full Spectrum formula minus any amount of THC whatsoever. A Broad Spectrum product is typically advertised as “THC Free” or “0.00% THC.”
CBD Isolate is the purest form of a compound and is created by extracting that compound from its original environment and other compounds. A CBD Isolate is formulated by removing all other cannabinoids and molecules except CBD from the hemp extract. All that remains is a white powder that is at least 99% pure CBD. CBD Isolate is perfect for those who are seeking a higher amount of CBD, without any trace amounts of THC whatsoever or any other cannabinoids in the product.
Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum hemp-derived cannabinoid oils contain either detectable or non-detectable amounts of various cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals and plant proteins and other beneficial compounds.
Each individual compound has a unique effect on the human body.
When each of the compounds work together in synergy, they multiply the beneficial therapeutic effects of each other, creating what is commonly referred to as the “Entourage Effect.”
Not at all. Hemp Seed Oil is extracted solely from hemp seeds and does not contain any of the cannabinoids, terpenes, or flavonoids contained in Hemp CBD Oil.
Yes. CBD derived from the hemp plant is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill Act.
deepCBDs uses rich phytocannabinoid hemp oil from organically grown hemp sourced from Farm Bill Complaint hemp farms located in the United States.
Our method of extraction is carbon dioxide (CO2).
CO2 is a non-toxic, environmentally-friendly method to create potent concentrates saturated with cannabinoids, and, depending on the formulation, terpenes.
We use this method to provide a solvent free and pure extract, and because CO2 extraction is the leading technology and gold standard for creating premium quality hemp extract CBD oil.
You bet. Our products are submitted to an accredited third-party laboratory for rigorous testing to ensure purity, strength, composition and safety. deepCBDs provides you with easy access to all testing results. Simply scan the QR code displayed on your product’s label. You’ll be directed to our Certificate of Analysis page where your product’s test results are posted and available for viewing.
CBD is not tested on a drug test because it does not produce any intoxicating effects. Drug tests typically target THC.
When a product contains trace amounts of THC, like a CBD Full Spectrum formulation, daily use over time may build up the THC in the liver, and eventually into the bloodstream, that might just be enough to return a positive test result for THC.
Whether this can happen to you is a question we cannot answer because no two people are alike. It varies by person due to various factors such as, for example, the frequency of use, the amount stored in your body’s fat cells, and your body’s metabolism.
If you are subject to drug testing by, for example, your employer, your employer might have a Drug-Free Workplace Policy. Check to see what it says, or consult with Human Resources about using a hemp-derived CBD product containing trace amounts of THC.
As a result of such human variances, deepCBDs simply cannot and does not guarantee that using any one of our Full Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD products (all containing 0.3% or less THC) will not cause you to fail a drug test.
If you desire to avoid THC altogether, the ideal formulation is a CBD Isolate.
We are not physicians and do not provide any medical opinions or medical advice. CBD can interact with certain medications such as, for example, blood thinners and certain antibiotics.
If you’re taking prescription medications, first consult a physician about possible interactions or other complications from adding a hemp-derived CBD product to your self-care routine.
We are not veterinarians and do not provide any medical opinions or medical advice. CBD can interact with certain medications.
If your dog or cat is taking prescription medications, first consult with your veterinarian about possible interactions or other complications by adding a hemp-derived CBD product to your loved pet’s daily regimen.
When it comes to ingestible Hemp CBD products, the ideal product for you depends on the reason for which you wish to use it, your lifestyle, your health status, and your preferred method of delivery (i.e., an ingestible product versus a topical product).
If you’re seeking a formulation that contains a high amount of CBD with smaller amounts of other cannabinoids including 0.3% or less THC, our line of Full Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD products is an ideal choice.
If you prefer a CBD only formulation, we offer a line of CBD Isolate products as well.
Do keep in mind that no two people are the same. A CBD Full Spectrum formulation might work for one person but not for another. The same goes for a CBD Isolate. As such, choosing the right product for you might mean trying different formulations to learn which one works best for you.
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