CBD Frequently Asked Questions
With the growing popularity of CBD comes a growing number of questions. If you are one of the many people who are curious about how CBD may be able to help them, you may benefit from checking out this list of frequently asked questions about CBD.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a component of the cannabis plant that has shown therapeutic potential for centuries. The recent prevalence of medical marijuana in the U.S. (not to mention, many years of medicinal cannabis use across the globe) have many individuals curious about whether or not they could benefit from cannabis. Yet marijuana produces an intoxicating effect, preventing many from accessing it.
CBD can be found in either the marijuana or hemp plant, and because hemp is legal on a federal level, hemp oil supplements have become a popular way to ingest CBD without fear of consuming a psychoactive drug.
Does CBD Get You High?
Unlike THC, CBD does not get you high. Our CBD products contain 0.0% THC, ensuring that you don’t have to worry about a psychoactive effect when you use our softgel capsules, salves, and CBD sprays.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system was discovered in 1992. It is a biological system in the body that plays a role in several other systems, including the immune and central nervous systems.
The endocannabinoid system is composed of two types of receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found in the brain and play a role in mood, pain, and movement. CB2 receptors are in the immune system and throughout the spleen and tonsils. Our body produces “endocannabinoids,” cannabis-like molecules. Cannabis affects people by mimicking endocannabinoids. This is why CBD shows such promise as a natural supplement to support general health and wellness, and especially for pain management and anxiety relief.
Is CBD Legal?
Hemp-derived CBD is legal on a federal level. Unfortunately, for many years, hemp was lumped in with marijuana as a Schedule I Drug. Fortunately, further education about hemp made legislators see the light, and as of 2018, hemp is legal in the eyes of the U.S. government. While it is legal for hemp to be grown anywhere, each state has their own stipulations, so be sure to check on your specific state’s laws.
What’s the Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp?
Both marijuana and hemp fall under the Cannabis genus species of plant. This is why many people mistakenly believe they are the same thing. However, there is one big difference between the two: THC. While hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, marijuana has much more, sometimes as much as 30%. THC is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. This means that marijuana gets you high, while hemp does not.
All of our CBD products are hemp-derived and contain 0.0% THC, so you don’t have to worry about an intoxicating effect from our softgel capsules, salves, or sprays.
How Do I Take CBD? How Much Should I Take?
The market is filled with CBD products, so there’s no shortage of ways you can choose to take your daily dose. Here at nuhumun, we keep it simple by offering three simple and effective methods of consumption: CBD topical salves, CBD softgels, and CBD sprays. Which you choose depends on your priorities.
If you are experiencing joint or muscle pain, a CBD salve is the best way to provide localized relief. Alternatively, if you’re taking CBD for the mental health benefits or for overall wellness, our CBD softgels or sprays would be best. The MicroMist will generally take effect faster, because it is administered sublingually and then is quickly absorbed by the bloodstream. While slower to have an impact, you may prefer a CBD pill if you’re looking for more discreet consumption or you don’t care for the taste of hemp oil.
As far as dosing goes, it depends on the individual. We recommend starting with one standard dose, then adding more as needed.
Are All CBD Products the Same?
Sadly, because the CBD market is unregulated by the FDA, many products that claim to be CBD are not actually. Some may even be harmful — some may contain neurotoxic solvents that may in fact interfere with immune system function.
When looking for CBD products, prioritize brands that have good reputations, like nuhumun. We value our customers, so we make sure all of our products are derived from quality hemp and can be trusted.
How Long Does It Take for CBD to Kick In?
CBD affects everyone differently, so it’s difficult to say how long it will take to have an effect. Some begin to feel it within half an hour, while for others, it can take up to 12 hours. You may benefit from speaking to a doctor about a specific dosage for you based on your specific health concerns and desired outcome.
Can You Overdose on CBD?
You don’t want to take a product that will cause an overdose. Fortunately, this is not something you need to fear when it comes to CBD. In a 2011 study, subjects that took 1,500 mg of CBD in a day (30 times the recommended dose) did not overdose or have any adverse side effects. However, as with any substance, practice moderation, as some mild side effects have been reported.
What Are the Side Effects of CBD?
The vast majority of people who take the correct dose of CBD won’t experience any side effects. However, taking too much CBD does sometimes come with minor side effects, such as:
- Dry mouth
- Lowered blood pressure
These side effects go away with time.
What are the Benefits of Taking CBD?
More and more research supports the idea that CBD has incredible promise in helping with a variety of ailments, as well as promoting overall wellness.
Research suggests that CBD may help with:
What is the Difference Between Full-Spectrum and CBD Isolates?
There are several different ways to extract CBD, and at the end of the day, which you choose is a matter of preference. However, here at nuhumun, our CBD products are CBD isolates!
Whether full-spectrum CBD or CBD isolates are more effective is a matter of some debate in the community. Full-spectrum CBD products contain CBD as well as other cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids that come with the whole-plant extraction process. Research supports the idea that CBD is more effective when extracted this way rather than being stripped away from other cannabinoids. As long as you choose a reputable brand, you don’t have to worry about these products containing excessive THC.
CBD isolates, on the other hand, contain only CBD. The main advantage of CBD isolates is that you don’t have to worry about THC getting into your system. However, this may be at the expense of the efficacy of the product.
Many people have found that adding CBD into their lifestyle helps them manage anxiety, improve their mood, get better sleep, and reduce pain. If you’re interested in CBD products, check out our Shop page to learn more about what we have to offer.