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Frequently Answered Questions

What is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is extracted from the whole cannabis plant, commonly called hemp. There are many different strains and strengths of cannabis, just like other plants, with varying levels of Cannabidiol (CBD). There are over 100 different cannabinoids, including CBG and CBC, CBN, CBG and THCV to name a few, that are inherently present in the plant.

Each cannabinoid has different beneficial effects depending on the species’ genetic makeup. When the whole plant is used to source CBD there are also many other properties in the plant that come along for the ride. These include terpenes, flavonoids, etc, all which have their own benefits.  And that is another topic for a question.

What are the benefits of CBD?

 This is the question many people ask about CBD.  The answer is a long one so I will try to keep it short.  CBD is helpful for many different conditions because it contains Phytocannabinoids, which means cannabinoids made by a plant.  Our bodies make Endocannabinoids, which means cannabinoids made by the body.  When our bodies have stress, pain, inflammation, anxiety, etc, we are designed to make Cannabinoids to help them cope.  Fight pain, ease stress, take away inflammation, and deal with Anxiety and other brain stresses.

The problem is, we don’t always make enough to cope with all the issues we have.  This is where CBD can help because the Phyto and Endocannabinoids are almost a perfect match so by taking CBD we help the body help itself.  We give the body what it needs when we are running out of supplies, and then the body sends it to the areas we need it.

What function does the Endocannabinoid system perform?

Our endocannabinoid system — is a complex network of receptors and neurotransmitters spread throughout the body. It is the system that regulates and balances our organs and hormones.

These receptors are abundantly located in the brain, central nervous, and immune systems. Just about every organ in our body has cannabinoid receptors. You can almost say we are a walking cannabinoid. Even your skin’s endocrine system has these receptors.  The endocannabinoid system controls a multitude of primary biological functions, including:

  • Neuroprotection
  • Immune response
  • Sensory perception
  • Stress management
  • Cognitive performance
  • Hormone function

CBD increases our naturally occurring endocannabinoids and assists the body in maintaining its balance topping up our lack of reserves.

The Question everyone has, Is CBD psychoactive - will it give me a ‘high’?

The truth is that Cannabidiol, known as CBD, is non-psychoactive and will not produce the ‘high’ associated with marijuana. CBD is sourced from the Hemp plant.  For a plant to be called Hemp it Must contain less than .3% THC, or it is not Hemp.  This level of THC will not be detected on a Roadside test or be felt by you in any way. Many people think of ‘getting high’ as soon as they hear Cannabis but that isn’t the case.  If you have a trusted source of CBD you can be sure it is not going to get you high.

Is CBD, Hemp Oil, and Hemp Oil Extract the same?

Yes, they are all the same product, created by extracting Cannabidiol from the cannabis or hemp plant through a very exacting process. Producers may label them under any of the above names but be assured they are all the same products. The term “hemp” identifies the cannabis that contains 0.3% THC content or less by dry weight.

Is Hemp Seed Oil the same as CBD?

No, Hemp Seed oil IS a different product than CBD.  The Hemp Seed Oil as its name says has been cold pressed from only the Hemp seeds. I use this oil to cook with or as a salad dressing as it is high in Omega fatty acids. That means it is a good fat and beneficial for improved skin, lowering blood pressure and has some anti-inflammatory aid as well.  But it is not CBD Oil which reacts with our bodies systems in different ways.

People can buy Hemp Seed Oil from a supermarket, health food shops, etc.  Often Hemp Seed Oil is sold as Hemp Oil, and it technically is, but it does not contain CBD as well.  Look closely at the label so you know what you are buying.

Is CBD oil addictive?

The short answer is No unless you are addicted to feeling good, then I suppose it could be.  CBD hemp oil or Cannabidiol is not addictive in any way, nor does it have any THC psychoactive effects whatsoever.

Where in the Cannabis plant is CBD extracted from?

The flowers of cannabis (both hemp and marijuana) secrete a sticky resin abundant in cannabinoids like CBD, terpenes, and various other phytochemicals, including CBG and CBC, CBN, CBG and THCV (not to be confused with psychoactive THC).

CBD, also known as Whole plant extract, is derived from an exacting process using the Whole Plant before seeds are allowed to develop.

What is the Difference between THCV, THCA, THC, CBDA and CBD?

The biggest difference is actually the shape of the molecule.  THCV, THCA and CBDA are too big to bind to the receptors in our bodies.  Can they still be beneficial, yes but they are in a raw state.  These are the Cannabinoids that the plant creates until Harvest, then they go through a Decarboxylation process, via heat or light.

This process converts the raw cannabinoid, removing the Acid part and creating THC or CBD.  This process can be completed in a number of different ways; exposure to light or heat, using alcohol, smoking, vaping to name a few.  Like I said they are all beneficial as many studies are proving.

Does CBD help with anxiety?

CBD hemp oil is a natural alternative to medication. There is strong evidence that it helps treat anxiety, schizophrenia, and stress. It can be taken as a relief for these disorders without creating any noticeable distortion in your mood, nor will it alter your sense of reality. The inherent calming properties can readily help regulate emotions. It has been linked with improvements in mental health by lowering depression symptoms without the side effects of mainstream medicines.

How does CBD make you feel?

This is an interesting question, mainly because you don’t always notice.  In fact, I have had people say, ‘’it didn’t do anything’.  It did, you just didn’t notice it.    The biggest reason is, when we are experiencing pain, stress, lack of sleep, or any variety of problems, we notice that we are not functioning the way we want. When we don’t have these symptoms we don’t even think of it because everything is running well and we get about our day concentrating on work, family, etc.

Talk to someone who has had chronic pain for a long time, they notice when the pain is gone because they have suffered for a long time.  Give CBD to your family pet that suffers from Anxiety or Arthritis, they notice the difference and so will you because their behaviour changes remarkably because the pain is gone.

CBD is known for its calming properties and soothing effects on the body and provides a sense of relaxation without making you feel groggy or tired.  It does not change the spatial and sensory perceptions or create euphoria. It also supports healthy sleep cycles and, with consistent usage, effectively reduces muscle pain and exercise-induced inflammation.

Can CBD assist with Skin Conditions?

Studies have also found that when CBD hemp oil is applied topically, it can positively impact the cells that usually cause acne breakouts. There is even evidence that the extract may assist with some types of stress-related eczema.  It can also be used as part of your beauty regime.   It is commonly used as a Muscle Balm helping to relieve soreness and stiffness.  Our skin is the biggest organ we have so it makes sense it is going to help there too.

We have in our range a very effective specially formulated Muscle Kalm Balm.  It is a natural CBD topical balm formulated with other natural ingredients. Consumers love to inform us that their pain is relieved in minutes, unlike different formulations they have used. It is also very effective for strained muscles, a myriad of muscular aches or muscle recovery after exercise, and even cramps; Fibromyalgia and chronic pain sufferers have found this most effective.

What’s the Most Effective Way to Take CBD?

There are many ways people all over the world take CBD.  The most common way is under the tongue. where an abundance of receptors and blood vessels are located and held under the tongue for a few seconds to speed up absorption.  It can also be vaped, where is enters the bloodstream when inhaled.  Some also eat CBD infused gummies, this then had to go through the stomach which can take longer to feel the effects.  In Australia we must use it in accordance with Australian Hemp Regulations.

How much CBD Should I Take and How Often?

Our metabolism and cellular structure vary in each person. Hence there is no optimal CBD dosage that would suit every individual.  We all make different quantities of cannabinoids so what works for one person doesn’t mean it will work for others.  You really need to find what works for you.

We also have good and bad days, or know we are going to have a high stress day.  Prepare for it by taking a little more on those days to help prevent rather than waiting for the pain to occur.  We need to listen to our bodies and give it what it needs.  Keep trialling until you find the right dose for you.  A graduated dropper is included with each package. 1mL of oil equals 20 drops.

Are All CBD HEMP OILS the same?

No, they are not.  You must find a source that is organically grown, without the use of chemicals as pesticides, you must know the strength and which country it is grown.  It is a little-known fact about Hemp that it can be used to clean soil from Radiation and Chemicals.  The little plant is very good at getting whatever it can from the soil it is grown in, whether that is good or bad.  It is very important you know that the producer is growing in good quality soil with the nutrients to create the best conditions to produce high concentrations of CBD.

The plant will also absorb whatever is sprayed on it, that is why it is best to use natural predators like Lady bugs to keep pests at bay.  With decades of industry experience, our expert team creates the purest quality products using proven ingredients backed by science.  Grown in Australian soils with Australian Sunshine and Air.

What do I need to Know when Buying CBD Oil?

When buying CBD Oil, it is important that you look at the mg per ml rather than the size of the bottle.  The total mg of CBD written on the bottle will be the total in that bottle, a bigger bottle doesn’t mean it is going to have more CBD in it.  A 10ml bottle could have the same quantity of CBD as a 30 ml bottle with the same number on it, no more product, just more carrier oil.  This means you need to take more to get the same effects.

Where do I Keep CBD Oil and Why do I need to shake the Bottle?

The Oil is best kept under 30 degrees and in an amber coloured bottle to keep it from light and stop it deteriorating.  Anyone who has used Essential Oils before may know that their oils are normally in Amber bottles, it is to keep them away from light.  Even beer used to be kept in dark bottles before many preservatives were added.

It is always best to shake your bottle of oil well each time you use it as the CBD is quite thick and concentrated. The carrier oil is much lighter so it can separate in the bottle with the CBD going to the bottom.  If you get to the bottom of the bottle and there is still a dark liquid in the bottle, just add some more carrier oil, give it a good shake, and keep using.

If a Hemp Extract Contains 50% CBD – What is in the Remaining 50%?

The primary active compound in our products is CBD, which makes up the bulk of the extract’s composition. The rest comprises other Cannabinoids, Terpenes, Polyphenols, Chlorophyll, Flavonoids, and other Phytochemicals from the Cannabis plant. This is mixed in high grade, organic, edible C8 MCT oil.

What Type of Quality Testing do you Perform on your Products?

All our products are 3rd party lab-tested to ensure the purity and strength of the various cannabinoids and that the THC level is below 0.3%.

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