CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a phyto-cannabinoid compound within the category of cannabinoids, active components of cannabis. Unlike THC (the cannabinoid compound that produces a “high” in the user), hemp-derived CBD is notable for its lack of psychoactive properties. What CBD does possess, however, is the reported ability to positively affect certain functions in the human body. These reported effects allow CBD’s potential health benefits to be accessed by more people in a wider variety of circumstances.
According to the Federal Farm Act of 2014, and as expanded upon with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (i.e., the “2018 Farm Bill”), hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC are considered legal for cultivation and production. Wellphora CBD hemp oil is extracted from plants that meet those guidelines and, subject to state mandated limitations, is federally legal in all 50 US states.
“Hemp Oil” is often used synonymously with “CBD Oil” in the hemp industry. Hemp seed oil, which contains no CBD, is also sometimes referred to by the name Hemp Oil, and can cause questions to be raised on how a product is being marketed and the CBD content of a product.
This confusion can be a way to mislead the uneducated consumer. In fact, products labeled as hemp oil may not contain any CBD at all. It’s important to look for products with clear labels showing the overall quantity of CBD—and the mg per dose—as well as other ingredients. In a study of CBD products from 2017, almost 70% of the analyzed samples were mislabeled.
Prior to the 2018 Farm Bill being signed by President Trump in December 2018, CBD was treated as a Schedule I controlled substance, and considered federally illegal. It was, however, already legal in 46 states at that time. Because of the federal limitations on CBD, large retailers such as Amazon, EBay, etc. did not allow CBD products to be sold on their platforms. In order for a product to be considered “federally legal,” it was labeled as “Hemp Oil,” while CBD was called “Hemp Extract”. This allowed manufacturers to ship and distribute to states where CBD was legal, prior to December 2018.
No. When hemp-derived CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, the psychoactive component in hemp, THC, is present in such low, federally mandated trace amounts that it causes no “high” effect.
The THC concentration of all Wellphora products remains below the legal limit set forth by Federal regulations. This low level of THC is typically too low to be measurable during drug testing, but is still present and comes with a theoretical risk of a positive test. Legally, any positive THC test result with a hemp-derived CBD product at or below 0.3% THC would constitute a false positive. However, an employer, at their sole discretion has the right to enact a zero tolerance drug testing policy where even a false positive THC drug test could cause an issue.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes. To put it simply, the body naturally produces neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids, which interact with a system of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the body. This is vital to maintaining homeostasis, or balance within tissues and functions such as metabolism and the circulatory, digestive, immune, endocrine, nervous and reproductive systems. There is evidence suggesting that ingested cannabinoids (phyto-cannabinoids) can help maintain and boost the beneficial functioning of these systems
Our Canneuro hemp oil uses an extremely high-grade organic, fractionated coconut oil as a carrier. “Fractionated” refers to the process of separating out certain parts of regular coconut oil, to produce a healthy oil that acts as an excellent source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) and stays liquid at lower temperatures. MCTs can play a role in helping burn more fat and calories and reportedly may aid in weight loss. Our 93% pure organic MCT oil is more expensive than other ingredients commonly used as a carrier for other hemp-derived CBD oils.
Hemp-derived, full-spectrum CBD contains other related cannabinoids, as opposed to “CBD isolate,” which has had those additional components distilled out. Full-spectrum CBD is considered to be more effective than other types of CBD. This is believed to be due to the “entourage effect,” or the combined effect of multiple cannabinoids working together, naturally, within the body in ways that are still not fully understood or explained by science.
Hemp-derived CBD has been connected with certain possible undesired side effects, including dry mouth, nausea, “wake” feeling, drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea, changes in appetite, nervousness, and depression, but is generally considered well-tolerated by most humans with a very small group experiencing these less-desireable effects.
There are people that hemp oil may not be right for:
- Pregnant women or lactating mothers
- Individuals with hepatic or liver diseases
- People who are allergic or sensitive to MCT oil
- Individuals who have blood pressure problems
- Those with an allergy to hemp
Our Canneuro 1000 is 1000mg of full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD in a bottle that contains 30 mL of total product. Each bottle in the Canneuro line-up is designed to provide 60 doses via a 1mL dropper. Each dose is a half dropper and each half dropper is 1/2 mL. The Canneuro 1000 would contain approximately 17mg of CBD per dose, which is recommended 2-3x daily.
We offer two methods of CBD delivery that have been reported to provide significant relief for occasional pain. The first is our Canneuro CBD Oil which is always front-line as far as what seems to provide the best relief. This product is delivered sublingually (absorbed under the tongue). We recommend either Canneuro1000 or CanneuroMax 2500; body mass, severity of symptoms and metabolism all play significant factors in an individual determining what amount of hemp-derived CBD oil they interpret as being the most beneficial. The CanneuroMax 2500 is significantly more potent, and you may need to start with ½ of the recommended dose initially and slowly work up to the recommended dose listed on the packaging. Every person requires a little different dosing to reach their desired effects, and there will be some trial and error needed to find the best dosing regimen for you.
The second delivery method is a topical application. Our 4.5 oz. Pain Cream 555 is a supplement to the oil and can provide relatively immediate relief based on user feedback.
The Canneuro sublingual oil is absorbed into the bloodstream through the tissues under the tongue and works systemically, often taking care of the underlying issues causing occasional pain. The pain cream works directly at the site, consistent with the action of any topical cream.
The optimum serving of CBD is completely dependent on the person. There are several factors that play a key role on how long you may feel the effects from a single serving. As a general guideline we recommend 2-3x daily—but metabolism, body mass, activity level, and severity of symptoms all play a factor and these can change daily.
For example, one of our team notices relief during the height of allergy season by using an additional serving around 2-3 PM, in addition to taking it morning and night. An extra serving after an extended workout can also be effective.
Adult servings can range anywhere from 30mg-300mg as a daily amount. The total number of milligrams/day is often broken up as more than one serving, to be split up throughout the day. We recommend that each person needs to find their own “sweet spot” when it comes to servings, for his or her own particular needs.
About hemp-derived CBD servings
Note: CBD is a product of nature and there have been limited scientific studies performed to explain the actual results which have been experienced by individuals over time. Accordingly, all the serving information that has been developed by the CBD industry is on an anecdotal basis from the feedback of actual users who have reported their own experiences and serving levels. As a result, individuals who decide to take CBD must assume full responsibility for any products they decide to use and at what serving amount. Each human body is a unique biologic system. Only you can decide what has been effective for you and at what amount. The following information should therefore be considered a series of “baseline recommendations” and are shown for educational purposes only.
There are many factors that should be taken into consideration with hemp-derived CBD servings:
• Up to 125 lbs. should consider a 30mg-per-day starting daily serving, larger people would want to use roughly a proportional increased amount
• Age (faster metabolism in 25 year old vs. a 75 year old).
• Activity level and general health.
• Younger or more active people may want to increase frequency of use, perhaps adding a mid-day serving to a morning and night serving schedule.
• Reportedly, neurological symptoms (e.g., periodic nervousness) often require less mg per day of CBD-hd to be effective: 30-50mg daily
• Occasional pain seems to require the highest amount, generally between 30-300mg daily. Individuals who suffer from more severe levels of this pain have indicated that they sometimes did not experience significant relief until reaching 70-90mg daily
True or false—the more mg of CBD you take, the better the relief?
• Generally true: described as relief from occasional pain that users expanded upon as their serving amount increased (once you experience some relief at an identified # of mg/day, keep increasing the total daily amount of mg/day until you find maximum effectiveness for your (“sweet spot”)
• And false: few people may experience less desirable effects including an energy boost/euphoria at higher amounts, which should not be continued
Full spectrum vs. isolated CBD
• Full-Spectrum CBD (proper manufacturing and lab testing necessary to ensure that THC levels are within federal guidelines)
— Greater apparent efficacy than isolate-based products
— Longer lasting effects (up to 12 hours) and fat solubility
• Broad-Spectrum CBD —Falls between full-spectrum CBD and isolated CBD
— Like full-spectrum CBD, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract
— However, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed and non-detectable
• Isolated (pure CBD)— Contains ZERO THC, but only hits one cannabinoid receptor (no “entourage effect”)
— Has potential to work well initially, but with a reported drop-off between weeks 2-4 for some individuals.
— Shorter acting and water soluble—flushes out of the body faster
Efficacy of CBD on the body (by route of entry)*
• 100% efficacy: Injected into vein (fastest acting, but dangerous)
• +-80 efficacy: Smoking (unknown long term health effects, potentially bad)
• +-60% efficacy: Sublingual absorption (oil under the tongue is the #1 recommended administration route for CBD)
— 20 minutes to theoretically have the ability to affect every cell in the human body
• 10-20% efficacy: Oral consumption (eating)
— Longer lasting effects, but poor efficacy—digested and broken down by stomach enzymes, then hepatic system (liver) scrubs before entering bloodstream
* Efficacy levels shown are reflective of the delivery, or entry system only, and are not in any way associated with the amount of CBD contained in a product.
In general, because the CBD supplement industry is still relatively new, there is a variety of opinions on exactly the right serving amounts for individuals based on age, weight, condition, etc. Fortunately, CBD has been widely shown to be well-tolerated by most people. Wellphora offers a range of potencies to make it easier for you to get just the right amount for your particular needs.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
Cannabinoids, extracted from the cannabis plant (hemp, in the case of legal CBD), are chemicals that trigger the natural cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body. Located all over the body, they are known as CB1 and CB2 receptors, and are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is extremely critical to our body’s ability to maintain homeostasis (the equilibrium of conditions for optimal functioning of various systems in the body).
CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and to a lesser extent in other tissues. CB1 receptors affect:
- Motor activity
- Motor coordination
- Short-term memory
- Pain perception
- Immune cells
CB2 receptors are located mostly in the peripheral organs, especially those associated with the immune system. CB2 receptors affect:
- Adipose tissue
- Skeletal muscle
- Reproductive system
- Immune system
- Respiratory tract
- Cardiovascular system
What about hemp-derived CBD for pets?
Like humans, all mammals have an endocannabinoid system, which works in the same way to balance natural functions in the body. This means that our pet friends can benefit from the same wellness effects afforded by CBD that people experience.
Wellphora offers three strengths of CBD-hd oil scaled for pets’ systems. Our Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil 150mg is designed for smaller pets (up to 15 lbs.), while Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil 300mg is designed for medium size pets (15-60 lbs.) and Zooneuro Pet CBD-hd Oil 600mg is designated for larger size pets (60+ lbs.). Those with even larger animals may want to treat with our higher-potency Canneuro CBD Oils, as they are made with the same ingredients as Zooneuro products, but at higher potencies.
Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil is an all-natural product designed to meet the needs of pet owners wary of placing unnatural or unproven ingredients into their pet’s system. Many pet owners report an increased calmness in their pets while owners of older pets report their pet’s relief from ailments and that the pet is much more comfortable. Pet mobility is often increased as well. Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil is made from the same organically farmed hemp extracts and the highest quality MCT Oil as our people products.
Pet owners can trust that they’re putting only the best ingredients into their pet’s system with hemp-derived Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil by Wellphora.
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