Frequently Asked Questions about CBD

CBD Information

What is CBD

CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s one of over 100 naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds in the Cannabis plant. The flowers of cannabis (both hemp and marijuana) secrete a sticky resin abundant in cannabinoids like CBD, as well as terpenes and various other phytochemicals.

The CBD produced by products sold at Natural Ways CBD are strictly from Hemp.

Most CBD products we carry come in 3 varieties

Isolate

Broad Spectrum

Full Spectrum

What is Isolate

CBD isolate is a form of CBD, or cannabidiol, which is a chemical compound present in the cannabis plant. Unlike full-spectrum CBD products, CBD isolate does not contain any THC — the psychoactive component of cannabis. … Most other CBD products contain at least a small percentage of THC.

What is Broad Spectrum

Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, save for THC, which is completely removed after the initial extraction. Because broad-spectrum extracts contain multiple cannabinoids, they also produce the “entourage effect,” but without the THC.

What is Full Spectrum

Full spectrum means that an oil or product contains all the cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the cannabis plant. Quality full spectrum CBD products are typically high in CBD, with only trace amounts of minor cannabinoids, and very low in THC (less than 0.3%).

Where are Natural Ways CBD products made?

All Natural Ways CBD products are made in the USA. We do not carry or accept any products that are made anywhere else.

Primarily our products are made in Colorado, Indiana and Florida with some coming from Oregon and Michigan.

What does CBD do?

CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system — a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters spread throughout the entire body. This system is tasked with regulating the balance of various organ systems.

The greatest abundance of these receptors is located in the brain, the central nervous system, and the immune system. Almost every organ in your body, including the skin and digestive tract, comes with cannabinoid receptors.

CBD works through the endocannabinoid system by increasing our naturally occurring endocannabinoids — thus helping the body maintain balance.

Is CBD Safe?

CBD exhibits no effects on humans indicative of any abuse or dependence potential.

To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.

Chronic use and high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated.

Is CBD Legal in all 50 States?

Yes, as long as they are derived from hemp, not marijuana, and contain less than 0.3% THC.

Can CBD Cause a Drug Test Failure?

Most drug tests screen for the psychoactive compound THC, not cannabidiol (CBD).

However, full-spectrum hemp extracts may contain trace amounts of THC, so could cause a positive result when screening urine and blood specimens, especially when taken at high doses.

What is CBG?

CBG (Cannabigerol)

CBG displays a multitude of potential health benefits including working as a neuroprotectant, having antioxidant properties, aiding with skin ailments as an antibacterial and antifungal agent, appetite stimulation, treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation reduction, shows promise in fighting cancer, and lowering intraocular pressure, which may benefit glaucoma patients.

What is CBN?

CBN (Cannabinol)

CBN has been studied extensively as a helpful compound to improve sleep health. Scientists have discovered that CBN acts as a powerful sedative, with effects comparable to common sleep-inducing pharmaceuticals like diazepam. CBN studies have also been shown to prolong sleep time.

Along with its implications for sleep health, CBN has been studied as a possible stimulant for bone tissue growth. Research shows that it may activate stem cells that facilitate the production of new bone, making it potentially useful for the healing of fractures.

Additional studies have explored the analgesic, antibiotic, anticonvulsant, and anti-inflammatory applications of CBN.

What is CBC?

CBC (Cannabichromene)

CBC is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with a host of potential therapeutic applications. CBC may carry pain relieving properties, act as a potent anti-inflammatory agent, assist with digestive and gastrointestinal disorders, possess antibacterial and antifungal efficacy, and could potentially contribute to the regeneration of brain cells, which possibly has implications in the treatments of multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, dementia, Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative related conditions.

What is CBDa?

CBDa (Cannabidiolic acid)

CBDA shows promise as an anticonvulsant, anti-nausea and vomiting agent, analgesic and anti-inflammatory. CBDA may also have antibacterial, antioxidant and cancer preventing properties.

What is CBDv?

CBDv (Cannabidivarin)

Studies have shown that CBDv has enormous untapped potential in the treatment of epilepsy and similar neurological conditions. As an anticonvulsant and antiepileptic, CBDV may be able to help patients who suffer from epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions in which seizures may occur. Along with reducing the duration and intensity of seizures, CBDV could work to prevent convulsions in the event that a seizure does occur.

Does CBD interact with other medications?

Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advice patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a physician to monitor a patient’s blood levels of other medications while taking CBD

If your medication has the Grapefruit warning on the bottle, speak the your physician before taking CBD.