1. What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, abbreviated as CBD, is one of over 100 plus phytocannabinoids that naturally occur in the cannabis sativa (hemp variety) plant. It is a non-psychoactive (intoxicating) cannabinoid that interacts with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in human and animal bodies.
Cannabinoids from plants are called phytocannabinoids and they can either directly or indirectly interact with the receptors of the ECS, which regulates vital functions of the body, such as: sleep cycles, appetite, pain response, inflammation response and more. The ECS keeps these functions in homeostasis (healthy balance).
2. What is the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD is created through full plant extraction. It contains all of the hemp-derived cannabinoids, including the trace amount of 0.3% THC, and all plant terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, minerals, and plant proteins. These all work together synergistically to provide optimum benefit.
Broad Spectrum CBD is created by taking the full spectrum CBD and extracting all of the THC. This allows you to have the benefit of the whole plant CBD oil without the THC.
Isolate CBD is created by removing all molecules (compounds) from the full spectrum extract except the CBD. All that remains is a crystal or white powder ‘Pure”
CBD. Isolate does not provide the same benefits as the whole plant spectrum of CBD oil.
3. How long does it take CBD to work?
This is the most frequently asked question in the CBD industry and it is the most difficult to answer. Your metabolism and other aspects of your body profile along with the method of delivery of the CBD will determine how long until you feel the effects.
When you take CBD tincture under your tongue, it absorbs quickly into the bloodstream because it bypasses the digestive system. Typically, you will feel the effects in as short as 15 minutes.
Other delivery methods, such as capsules and gummies can take longer; however, when ingesting CBD it has been shown to often work faster if you have eaten a very small amount of light food. These methods can take up to 30 minutes or an hour.
4. What is a good starting dose for CBD?
Starting with small doses of CBD and slowly increasing it, if necessary, is the best way to start. Typically we recommend between 10 to 30 mg of Elemental CBD to start. Everyone’s body and response is different, therefore start slow and see how it goes!
5. Can I pass a drug test after taking Elemental CBD?
All Elemental CBD products are Phytocannabinoid rich broad spectrum CBD. This means there is no THC and you will not run the risk of testing for THC levels.
6. Will CBD get me high?
CBD is non-intoxicating or non-psychoactive. Elemental CBD products are also broad-spectrum with zero THC, which means that you won’t get high!
7. Is CBD safe to take with medications?
If you are taking ANY medications please check with your doctor or health professional before taking CBD.
8. Will CBD make me sleepy?
Although CBD products are great for helping you sleep, it does not necessarily make you sleepy.
It does have a relaxing and calming effect and when taken in a very small dose about a half hour before going to sleep, it has been shown to help with regulating the sleep cycle in both the short and long term.
9. What Elemental CBD product is best to start with?
Many of our customers have started with our flagship product Peppermint Hemp Oil Tincture. It is easy to regulate the dose that works best for you. It tastes delicious and when taken under the tongue (sublingually) it takes effect quickly, for most people.
10. Is it safe to give Elemental CBD products to my pet?
We offer a CBD For Pets Tincture that can provide a natural, safe supplement for your favorite fur friend. CBD for Pets Tincture can be dosed directly in your pet’s mouth (for cooperative pets) or added to your pet’s food! Now both you and your pet can enjoy PCR Hemp Oil goodness that helps deliver a health and well-being lifestyle!