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  • What is CBD?
    Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is the second most prevalent ingredient primarily found in the flowers and leaves of the cannabinoid plant. Common misconcpetions are that hemp and marijuana are two different species of plant. However, it is important to know that hemp and marijuana are just two different names for "cannabis". The key difference is that CBD does not contain THC (the pyschoactive ingredient found in marijuana) or may have less than 0.3% of THC. THC is responsible for the high associated with cannabis. CBD is also sometimes referred to as hemp. It is equally important to know that Blue sapphire Hemp products may contain extremely low levels of THC which is compliant with federal law in containing less than 0.3% of THC. Therefore, some of our products may inherently lead to a positive drug test for THC.
  • How is CBD made?
    As the growing interest around CBD increases, many people are concerned and curious about how CBD is made. So let's get right to it! The fact is, CBD is derived from different varities of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp happens to be a specific variety of the cannabis sativa plant. I guess you an say they are cousins to the cannabis plant! A quick history on hemp- its beend used for centuries to make rope, clothes, food and much more! Hemp plants do contain THC but, at very low levels, <0.3%. The 2018 Farm Bill has allowed producsers to grow it legally across most of the U.S. excluding three states. Cannabis and hemp plants contain both CBD and THC however, cannabis contains more THC and less CBD and conversely, Hemp contains more CBD and less THC. CBD can be made in the following three ways: 1. CO2 Extraction: most common method, a closed loop extractor for extracting essential oils as well as creaing food additives in which hemp is placed in a chamber, filled with carbon dioxide where pressure is applied. The CO2 is turned into liquid, absorbs the hemp's oils resulting in a potent hemp oil ready for use. 2. Alcohol extraction: simplest extraction method using liquid solvents such as ethanol, butane, or isopropyl alcohol, the hemp is soaked in high grain alcohol in order to extract the CBD oil. 3. Oil extraction: most popular method, the hemp is hated/baked in a "carrier" oil such as olive oil in which the CBD is then extracted.
  • What are the benefits of CBD?
    According to research derived from health.harvard.edu, CBD has been known to have the following benefits: Treating epilepsy and/or seizures (In 2018, the FDA apporved the first cannabidiol drug- Epidolex to treat Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome) Used for treating depression Promotes restful sleep Regulates stress Can relieve chronic pain Has anti-inflammatory properties Topical therapy for glaucoma Treats irritable bowl syndrome Can reduce anxiety and depression Can alleviate cancer-related symptoms such as nausea, vomitting and pain May reduce acne Strenghtens the cardiovascular system Used in substance abuse treatment such as opioid addiction Researchers are still looking for answers when it comes to the full potential of CBD and its effects. Note: Some side effects include diarrhea, changes in apetite and weight, nausea, fatigue and irritability. Before you start using any CBD products, discuss with your primary care doctor first to ensure safety. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
  • Is CBD FDA approved?
    Hemp derived products with less than 0.3% THC are legal federally in most states. However the FDA has not approved nonprescription CBD products. The 2018 Farm Bill states cannabis plants and derivatives that contain no more than 0.3% on a dry weight basis are no longer controlled substances under federal law.
  • CBD Terms and Definitions
    Third-party testing: a sample of CBD is sent to a lab where it is tested for purity and potency where it is differentiated between good quality CBD and products that may labeled as CBD but could be anything. CBD Isolate: does not contain any THC (pure CBD!) CBD Full Spectrum: contains multiple cannabis planbt extracts such as, terpenes (armatic oils produced from the cannabis plant) and may contain up to 0.3% of THC. Broad Spectrum: one of the three main forms of CBD which contains all the compounds found in a cannabis plant including <0.3% of THC. Full Spectrum CBD: contains all of the compounds found in a cannabis plant including low doses of THC (<0.3%). The most natural form of CBD as a result of less processing. CBG: Cannabigerol, a compound found in cannabis from which other cannabinoids are synthesized.
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