+ What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is a naturally occurring compound in cannabis and hemp. The CBD molecule interacts with receptors throughout the body to produce a variety of physiological effects.
+ What is CBD used for?
Because the receptors for cannabinoids are so widespread throughout the body, CBD has many different effects. ProjectCBD is an excellent resource that has information and links to research on CBD.
+ Can I take CBD?
CBD is safe for anyone to apply topically unless they are allergic to one of the ingredients.
Internally, CBD is very safe even at high doses, but it does interact with some medications. If you take prescription medications, check with your health care provider before taking CBD internally. CBD acts on the liver enzymes which metabolize many medications, and taking CBD internally can result in too much or too little medication in the bloodstream. Grapefruit affects the liver in the same way, so if you have been cautioned about consuming grapefruit while taking a medication, the same caution is warranted for CBD. There is not enough information available to recommend using CBD during pregnancy or breastfeeding.
+ How much CBD should I take?
Figuring out the best dose can be tricky and often requires a period of trial and error. The effective dosage can vary widely depending on the individual and the condition being treated. For internal use, it’s generally recommended to start with a very small dose and gradually taper up every few days until you reach your desired results. A starting dose might be as small as 4 or 5 milligrams. Studies have used doses in the hundreds of milligrams with no ill effect. Keeping a journal documenting dosages and observations can be very helpful. For external use, apply generously as needed.
+ Will it get me high?
Very, very unlikely. Our oil tests at THC levels of N.D. - not detected. However, not detected is not the same as zero. If you are extremely sensitive and take a very large amount of CBD oil, it is theoretically possible that you might feel some “high” effect. If this is of concern to you, try it at a time and location where this wouldn’t be an issue.
+ Will it make me test positive on a drug test?
Possibly, when taken internally. Our oil tests at THC levels of N.D. - not detected. However, not detected is not the same as zero. There have been reports of people testing positive for THC when taking full spectrum CBD oils. If you need to be drug tested, you would be better off choosing a broad-spectrum or isolate product instead of a full-spectrum CBD oil.
+ Can the rubs make me test positive on a drug test?
No. When applied topically, the cannabinoids in CBD oil interact with receptors locally, but they are not absorbed into the bloodstream, so they cannot result in a positive blood test.
+ Does CBD have side effects?
CBD has few side effects and is considered a safe substance to take at a wide range of doses. Side effects of CBD taken internally in large doses may include:
- Dry mouth
- Increased tremor in certain groups
- Low blood pressure
- Increased heart rate
+ Where does your hemp come from?
Our hemp is grown in Essex, Vermont on a three-generation family farm and is produced without pesticides or herbicides.
+ Are your products lab tested?
Yes, our products are tested by an independent lab to assure accurate dosing. Lab results can be viewed with the link below.
+ Your labels state that cannabinoid amounts are approximate. Why?
Not from concentrate! We produce our oil from whole hemp flower, not from concentrates or isolates. Since hemp is a living, dynamic organism, cannabinoid amounts in the plant vary, and so do the amounts in our oil. Let’s explore this a bit:
Do you have an orange tree in your back yard? Me neither - not in Vermont! Let’s imagine. You pick three oranges off your tree, and squeeze them separately into three glasses of juice. If you sent samples from each glass of juice off to a lab for testing, they would most likely be chemically very similar but not identical; the amounts of water, sugars, acids, vitamins, and flavonoids would vary slightly. Making a CBD oil product using whole hemp flower is like this - because it’s made from the whole plant, the chemical constituents vary.
Orange juice made from concentrate results in a more consistent and predictable product. The constituents are separated out, concentrated, recombined, and diluted so that each batch is basically identical. This is why you can buy the same brand of juice in California and in Vermont and it will taste exactly the same. Most available CBD oils (such as CO2 or ethanol extracts) are concentrated and precisely reconstituted to make full spectrum or broad spectrum products.
A CBD isolate product can be compared to taking pure vitamin C that has been isolated from oranges. All other components have been removed, leaving a single active ingredient.
Whole plant medicine will never be as precise as products which have been lab-extracted and reconstituted, but I believe a gentle whole-plant preparation results in the truest essence of the plant. Different methods can all produce high-quality products; which type you choose is a matter of personal preference.
+ Can I buy Primal Botanical products to sell in my store?
Absolutely! Contact us at email@example.com and we will send you wholesale pricing info.