Frequently Asked Questions
// Can you get high from CBD?
No. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid so it will not get you high. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid that makes you high.
// Is CBD addictive?
While nearly anything in the world can be addictive, no CBD is not known to be an addictive drug. In fact, CBD has shown strong potential to be a useful tool to help people break addictions to harmful substances.
// Is there withdrawal from CBD oil?
As far as the research goes, there is no evidence of CBD withdrawal symptoms or reported issues with tolerance, addiction or subsequent withdrawals from CBD.
// Does CBD interact with other medications?
CBD is metabolized by a group of enzymes called the CYP450, also responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can temporarily inhibit the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physician’s advice patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking medication. While CBD-drug interactions are more likely with high doses of CBD and CBD isolates, precaution must be taken when using CBD alongside life preserving medications for serious conditions (i.e. epilepsy medications).
Always consult your physician when changing any recommended treatments or medication. They can help you decide whether it’s safe to consume CBD based on each person’s medical history and current prescriptions.
// What are the effects of CBD?
According to research and clinical studies, CBD have shown to be therapeutic for many conditions including, but not limited to pain, cancer, anxiety, sleep disorders, alcoholism, cardiovascular disease, and antibiotic resistant infections.
// Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
// Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury)
// Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
// Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
// Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
// Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
// Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-spasm, anti-convulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective properties. CBD directly activates serotonin receptors, causing an anti-depressant effect as well.
We encourage you to do your own research, consult with doctors, and use PubMed.gov as a resource as newly published research is coming out in real time. Anecdotal evidence and case reports are pushing the research, but more research is needed to provide structure/function claims associated with taking CBD oil.
// Can you overdose on CBD?
CBD has been shown to be safe to use in high doses. CBD will not cause a fatal overdose. However, it is possible to take too much CBD. A consequence of taking too much CBD is the increased chance of negative side effects like lethargy or drowsiness and can also cause anxiety.
// How do I take CBD?
CBD can be consumed in a myriad of ways: tinctures/oil, vaping, capsules, edibles, sublingual (administered under the tongue), or topicals.
// What is a CBD tincture?
A CBD tincture is another term for a CBD oil. In the cannabis industry the word “tincture” and “oil” are used interchangeably. A CBD tincture or CBD oil is a liquid c oncentrate which contains CBD.
// How do you take a CBD tincture?
CBD tinctures are taken by placing the drops under the tongue where it can be absorbed sublingually – through the mucous membrane in the mouth.
// What is MCT Oil?
Medium-Chain Triglyceride (80% fatty acids) base is the perfect pathway to connect cannabinoids to every cell in the human body, as every cell consists of fatty acids, the great importance of fatty acids resides in the fact that they are main constituents of the human cell. The type of fatty acid, saturated or unsaturated, long-chained or short-chained can influence the physiology of the cell. CBD oil offers the variety of benefits through a clear pathway to each cell.
// Will CBD Oil pass security at airports?
Yes, but it might not pass customs. CBD Oil is legal in South-Africa and will not cause any trouble with National flights. With international flights it depends on the country you are entering. CBD oil is not yet legal in all countries and could cause problems (including fines or even jail time) if you bring it into the country.
// Where does CBD come from?
CBD is produced by both marijuana and hemp plants. CBD is mostly produced in the resinous trichomes of cannabis flowers. Smaller concentrations of CBD can be found on the stalk and lea ves of cannabis plants.
// What is the difference in isolate and full spectrum CBD?
CBD isolate is CBD only. Full spectrum CBD contains a whole array of cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC. It’s distilled in such a way that other cannabinoids are present to create the “entourage effect” which is essentially the most effective form of CBD you can get.
// What strength of CBD oil should I take?
Building up gradually allows you to find out exactly how much CBD you need to alleviate symptoms. We generally recommend starting out low and go slow. Stick with that dose for a week before increasing it. Do this every week until you achieve the desired results. You might find you need less than you think.
// What are Parabens in salve/lotions?
Parabens are a class of widely used preservatives in cosmetic and pharmaceutical products. Parabens are known to disrupt hormone function. Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells.