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Q: What is CBD-rich Hemp?

A: CBD or Cannabidiol is one of the many naturally-occurring botanical components (or phytocannabinoids) found in cannabis sativa.[1] It is most often extracted from the hemp species of cannabis, which produces a high concentrate of cannabidiol. CBD-rich hemp has been clinically shown and anecdotally reported to nourish and support the body’s various functions and benefit one’s overall health. Specifically, it has been known to improve neurological function, ease chronic pain and inflammation, nourish the immune system, and relieve psychological stress without producing any psychoactive side effects (such as a “high,” mental impairment, or sedation) associated with other phytocannabinoids found in cannabis sativa.


Q: How do Phytocannabinoids with naturally occurring CBD work?  

A:  Phytocannabinoids nourish the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), the central regulatory system of that body, by stimulating CB1 and CB2 receptors on the membranous surface of cells and aiding cellular function primarily in the nervous and immune systems. Biologist, Dr. Robert Melamede, defines the ECS as “the master modulator, which is constantly multitasking, adjusting and readjusting the complex network of molecular thermostats that control our physiological tempo.”[2] More specifically, endocannabinoids are the “neurotransmitters that engage in … a form of intracellular communication,” which benefit immune response, reduce inflammation, relax musculature, dilate bronchial passages, and soothe overstimulated nerves.[3] The cannabinoids from cannabis sativa, along with endogenous cannabinoids (naturally produced in the body), promote the health of the ECS by helping it regulate homeostasis. Because cannabinoids nourish and balance the ECS, they are very effective in addressing many different types of health conditions.


Q: What are the uses and benefits of Phytocannabinoids?   

A:   Phytocannabinoids are used by individuals seeking to alleviate inflammation, pain, spasms, and anxiety associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s disease, diabetes, IBS, MS, Parkinson’s disease, PTSD, epilepsy, neurological and auto-immune disorders, inflammatory diseases, migraines, insomnia, depression, stress, anxiety, addictions, and much more. A full list of health benefits can be found at projectcbd.org. Scientific research has shown that phytocannabinoids have multiple pharmacological actions, including anxiolytic, antipsychotic, antiemetic, and anti-inflammatory properties,[4] and current scientific studies are examining the benefits of CBD for neurological disorders, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, intestinal disorders, and psychotic disorders. For current research of phytocannabinoids, both academic and general, please consult our “Resource Guide”


Q: Are Phytocannabinoids safe?  Are there any negative side effects?  

A: According to current research, cannabidiol and other phytochemical constituents of cannabis are generally considered to be safe. As researchers M.M. Bergamaschi et al. observe, “Several studies suggest that phytocannabinoids are non-toxic in non-transformed cells and does not induce changes on food intake, does not induce catalepsy, does not affect physiological parameters (heart rate, blood pressure, and body temperature), does not affect gastrointestinal transit and does not alter psychomotor of physiological functions. Also, chronic use and high doses are reportedly well tolerated in humans.”[5] Remember though, less is more and there have been remarkable results reported with just small amounts of CBD. It is also important to recognize that scientific research on CBD is relatively new all its possible side-effects are not yet known. We are not aware of any adverse side effects of taking phytocannabinoids only. Please consult your physician, pharmacist, and/or naturopath if you intend to take CBD-rich compounds alongside other medications or if you are pregnant.


Q: What is the best method of ingesting Phytocannabinoids?   

A:   Phytocannabinoids are available on the market in many forms, from tinctures and pills to gums and sprays. We recommend phytocannabinoids be taken orally as an oil-tincture, because of the high absorption rate of the network of capillaries under the tongue. CBD-rich compounds and other phytocannabinoids can be easily absorbed and enter the bloodstream through this network of capillaries to gain rapid results and relief.

 


Q:  How do I know what dosage is right for me?    

A: There are a number of factors that contribute to determining the right dosage of CBD-rich oil for your body. CBD itself works in conjunction with other cannabinoids, terpenes, vitamins, minerals, lipids and other natural phytochemicals present in cannabis. The natural matrix of such substances, along with other factors such as age, body weight, and sensitivity will help to determine the dosage. It is usually best to start with a small dose, as recommended on the bottle, and then increase slowly until you reach your desired outcome. Some people achieve results with a very small dose while others need to take a more to gain the same benefits. Between 3.3 mg to 16.6 mg is a good range for most people and situations.


Q:  Will Phytocannabinoids get me “high” or “stoned” ?     

A: No. Phytocannabinoid, unlike the cannabinoid THC also found in cannabis saliva, has no psychoactive effects and actually counteracts the psychoactive effects of THC.[6] Our CBD-rich oils are all made from industrial hemp, which only has trace amounts of THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.


Q:  What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?      

A: Hemp and marijuana are different species of the same plant genus, cannabis sativa. Hemp has been cultivated for industrial uses such as textiles, oils, and foods, while marijuana has been recognized and used for its psychoactive and recreational affects. Much like oranges, grapefruits, and lemons are all from the citrus family, hemp and marijuana are related only in the fact that they come from the same species of plant. In fact, they have very different phytochemical profiles and uses. CBD can be extracted from both hemp and from marijuana; however, there is a much higher concentrate of CBD in hemp. For this reason, we use hemp extract only for our CBD-rich oil, and apply CO2 extraction methods to obtain the purest, highest quality CBD available on the market.


Q:  What is the difference between Hemp Oil and CBD-rich Oil extracted from Hemp?      

A: Hemp oil is made from pressing out the oil from the seeds of the hemp plant, and while it is nutritious, it is not the same as CBD-rich oil. It can go rancid or oxidize very quickly. Extracting CBD-rich oil from hemp is altogether different. CBD-rich oil is derived from a laborious and sophisticated extraction method that strips out the highly bioactive spectrum of phytocannabinoids, fatty acids, terpenes, flavonoids and other molecular components of the plant using heat, time, and pressure or solvents. CBD is a very concentrated oil that is extracted from the hemp plant and contains hundreds of known and unknown phytochemicals (plant chemicals that have protective or disease preventing properties).


Q:  What is CO2 Extraction?       

A: CO2 extraction, also known as supercritical CO2 extraction, is process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the bioactive compounds and desired phytocannabinoids (such as CBD) from a plant. When carbon dioxide is subjected to pressure it becomes “supercritical” and has liquid properties while remaining in a gaseous state. Because of the liquid properties of the gas, the CO2 functions as a solvent (without the dangers of actually being one), pulling the oils and other substances from the plant matter. CO2 extraction is the most expensive extraction method, but is widely considered the safest and most effective way to retain more constituents found in the original plant’s chemical make-up.


Q:  What is the benefit of Super Critical CO2 Extraction?       

A: Because supercritical CO2 extraction is done using pressurized carbon dioxide at proprietary temperatures and contact time, it does not use chemical solvents or steam distillation to extract a plant’s phytochemicals. This process can produce a superior oil that has not been altered by chemical solvents or the high heat associated with steam distillation, yielding the full spectrum of natural nutrients found in the plant’s biogenetic profile.


Q:  Where do you source your hemp and CBD-rich Oil from?        

A: We source our hemp and CBD-rich extracts from locally operated hemp farms. We do not, will not, and have never sourced our hemp from China.


Q:  What kind of testing and analysis is conducted on your products?         

A: We have a very strict internal quality-assurance system, and have third party laboratories analyze all of our CBD extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbials, mycotoxins (fungal), and pesticides.


Q:  How do you validate your product’s potency?          

A: We believe in total transparency from harvest to your hands. Our raw material is tested during several stages of processing. We also take additional steps to validate using third-party testing to ensure that what we purchase as a raw material is indeed exactly what we are paying for, and thus what you are paying for as well. We pledge to you that we bring you only the best, certified CBD-rich oil that can be purchased on the market.


Q:  Where do you ship your CBD-rich Oil?           

A: We ship our CBD-rich oil to all 50 states in the US. We are within the limits of US law to ship the CBD-rich oil extracted from our hemp as long as there is no detectable THC in our product.


Additional Information

If you have additional questions that are not answered here, please don’t hesitate to send your questions to: info@relibrium.com

Disclaimer:

According the FDA and regulatory guidelines, we cannot make any specific health claims or recommend dosing for any diseases or health conditions. We encourage you to consult our “Resources Guide” to educate yourself on the research that exists and has shown positive benefits.


References:

[1] Dos Santos, R.G. (2015). “Phytocannabinoids and epilepsy.” Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics 40(2), 135.

[2] Lee, M.A. (2010). “The Discovery of the Endocannabinoid System.” Shaughnessy’s Online: The Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group. Retrieved from  http://www.beyondthc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/eCBSystemLee.pdf

[3] Ibid.

[4] Bergamaschi, M.M. et al. (2011). “Safety and side effects of cannabidiol, a cannabis sativa constituent.” Medline 6(1), 237.

[5] Ibid.

[6] Mechoulam, R. et al. (2007). “Cannabidiol: recent advances.” Chemistry and Biodiversity 4(8), 1678-1692.