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What is CBD?

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), cannabidiol (CBD) is defined as follows: Cannabidiol (CBD) is the major non-psychotropic cannabinoid compound derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, commonly known as marijuana. CBD was first isolated in 1940 and its structure and stereochemistry determined in 1963. Interest in utilizing the benefits of CBD therapeutically have increased due to the discovery of its antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects, actions that occur for the most part independently of the canonical cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD may prove to have therapeutic utility in a number of conditions involving both inflammation and oxidative stress.

Currently, there are many studies that show that CBD, as well as the other cannabinoids in hemp, interact with the endocannabinoid system of the human body. This complex system contributes to a wide range of biological processes including sleeping, appetite, relaxation, and inflammation responses. When CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the body cells link with CBD, they interact with the user’s endocannabinoid system thereby regulating homeostasis or the natural balanced state of the body.

What is plant-based medicine?

Plant-based medicine is health aids processed or made from plant ingredients. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a specific compound of the cannabis plant. Well over 100 compounds, known as cannabinoids, have been identified in the cannabis plant. The main cannabinoids are CBD, CBG, CBN, CBA, THC-A. This is what is meant by ‘full spectrum’ – the entire plant is used and all its health benefits remain.

What are the main benefits of CBD?

CBD may decrease pain, enhance a sense of well-being, reduce anxiety, regulate sleep, reduce stress, and improve digestion.

Overall CBD helps to regulate the body’s ability to maintain homeostasis as it acts as a supplement for your endocannabinoid system.

What is the ECS? What is homeostasis and why do we want it?

CBD and the myriad cannabinoids in our products work within a complex messaging system in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Endo means inside – and inside our bodies we have a cannabinoid-making machine. Within each of us (and pets too!) is  a network of cannabinoid receptors – in organs, connective tissues, glands, skin cells, and the brain. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s ECS receptors to regulate many areas in the nervous and endocrine system – helping balance hormone levels, immune system function, and metabolism.

What are terpenes?

In addition to the cannabinoids, cannabis flowers when made into full-spectrum oil also contain compounds known as terpenes – the same aromatic compounds found in essential oils. It’s the terpenes in part that give the hemp plant its slightly earthy, slightly weedy aroma.  Terpenes have a great range of benefits above and beyond the benefits of cannabinoids. They can be gastro-protective – in other words, helpful to digestion, and are anti-inflammatory.

What is the entourage effect?

The interplay of different cannabidiol compounds is called the entourage effect. There is strong indications that the synergy between the many compounds in the cannabis plant – including the trace amounts of THC – plays an important role in providing health benefits from the plant. D-9 THC (delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol) is one of those naturally occurring compounds. The trace amount of THC in our products (.21%), while below the legal limit for a hemp product, is important to produce the entourage effect.

Is there THC in this product?

Yes, a very small amount.  In fact, hemp farmers must test their plants at harvest to make sure that the plants’ THC levels are below 0.3%. Our CBD oil after processing tests at 0.21%.

What does minimally processed mean?

We utilize a proprietary cold-pressed double ethanol-based method which uses no heat and no pressure to allow for the most potency in the cannabinoid compounds. The resulting quality—full-spectrum taste and efficacy—is proving that our extraction method creates a product that is superior to most.

What products does Bodē Wellness make?

We offer two strengths of CBD-rich extracts: a 250mg Extract and a 1500mg Extract. We also produce three topicals: our best-selling Relief Balm includes 275mg of CBD per ounce as well as a mix of potent medicinal herbs: calendula, arnica, St. John’s Wort and comfrey root; our Body Butter, a full-body moisturizer with a wealth of tropical oils – mango seed, coconut, macadamia, jojoba – and 55mg CBD per ounce; and our silky skin soothing Facial Serum with argan oil, jojoba, and rose absolute, enhanced by the 50mg CBD per ounce.

Are ALL your ingredients organic?

We make sure all of the ingredients in our product formulations are organically and sustainably produced. We use certified organic MCT coconut oil as the carrier oil in our Extracts and all of our other added ingredients in our topical products are also selected certified organic.  Our CBD is derived from a cherry cultivar strain of CBD-rich hemp lovingly grown by us on a Paonia, Colorado farm using naturally occurring amendments and nutrients and absolutely no chemicals whatsoever.

What’s the correct dose of CBD?

CBD is a supplement – a supplemental recommended daily dose is generally between 20 to 40mg; taken in 10 to 20mg increments. Some people will notice benefits at the lower dosage range, others will need more. For best results, take 2x daily and place the extract under your tongue for at least 60 seconds so that it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.  If you are new to CBD or have a history of sensitivity to cannabis products, we recommend starting with a microdose. A microdose is about 4-5mg – 3 drops of the 1500mg product or .5ml of the 250mg product.

What’s the best way to take CBD? Where do I start?

Our CBD hemp Extracts are a whole-body,  systemic solution for what ails you. Start with either 250mg or 1500mg Extract. You may choose to microdose to get a sense for how the product feels in your body.

Another great way to start is to choose one of our Wellness Packages. These include a CBD Hemp Extract as well as topical products for the body and face.  This gives you a great way to support yourself to the greatest extent – with pain relief, skin support and overall homeostasis at a cellular level.

Is CBD safe for children and/or pets?

Yes. Relief Balm and Extract 250mg are particularly family-friendly. As with all products, you may choose to consult your health professional when caring for the ones you love.

What makes our CBD-rich hemp oil so good for ‘beauty and wellness?’

The potency of cannabidiol in our products, combined with other component cannabinoids found in hemp, are beneficial both internally and externally. Particularly for the skin, CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects are soothing and regenerative.

Will CBD make me fail a drug test?

The likelihood is not high – but it’s possible that a drug test could test positive for cannabis given the .21% THC in our products.  However – please know that by law – hemp is not considered a drug if it has THC levels below .3%. There is a good case to be made that this constitutes a “false positive”. If you are concerned, we suggest that you let your Human Resources folks or Parole Officer know that you are taking a full-spectrum hemp product with trace (but legal) amounts of THC. If you were to get a positive result, it is fair to ask for the cannabis panel to be further analyzed so that you can be exonerated and allowed to use these beneficial products. Also, it may be good to know that THC has a two-day half-life and completely clears your system in 4 days.