Frequently Asked Questions About CBD

If you’re new to CBD and ready to learn all about it, this is the place for you! These are some of the most frequently asked questions that we receive about HempX CBD. Browse through the following CBD frequently asked questions to learn more about CBD, hemp, and the products created from them. 

What is CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is a naturally occurring compound, called a cannabinoid, found primarily in the flowers and leaves of hemp plants. Cannabidiol is one of hundreds of powerful cannabinoids found in hemp and is known for supporting the body and mind in various ways.

Does CBD get you high?

No; CBD itself is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, meaning it does not get you high. Unlike THC, the most psychoactive compound extracted from hemp and cannabis, which leaves its users feeling “high.” Hemp, by definition, contains no more than 0.3% THC.

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Does CBD show up on a drug test?

Employers that conduct drug screenings most likely do not test for CBD metabolites. They almost certainly test for THC, the intoxicating compound found in cannabis. So in short, the answer is no, CBD itself should not trigger a positive drug test. However, if you are taking a full spectrum CBD product there are small traces of THC left in it. A broad spectrum CBD product will not contain any THC, if it complies with the industry standards.

What does CBD do?

People take CBD (Cannabidiol) to stimulate and support the body’s natural Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The Endocannabinoid System works as a regulator, processes cannabinoids that enter the body, and helps the body reach Homeostasis. Among the many benefits of CBD that our users experience, some of them include: Supporting a sense of calm and focus. Relieving everyday stresses and anxiety. Helps in recovery by reducing exercise-induced inflammation and pain. Supporting healthy sleep cycles. 

How does CBD make you feel?

The effects of CBD are different for everyone. A long-time HempX CBD user, Liz, has said, “I have been consistently using this product for 10 months now and have noticed the significant impact it has on my overall well-being.” Other users have described CBD’s effects as promoting “an overall relaxed feeling”—one that “cascades into all other daily activities.” CBD is there to keep your mind off of your problems so that you can focus on tasks and activities.

How does CBD work?

The human body contains a vast network of cannabinoid receptors called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This system allows the body to stay balanced and in good overall health. When external factors and lifestyle choices diminish our wellbeing the ECS works to repair it and restore optimal health. CBD and other cannabinoids stimulate the cell receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, aiding the body in its efforts to reach Homeostasis. CBD and other cannabinoids support many of the body’s physical and natural processes.

What’s the difference between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil?

Although oil can be extracted from hemp seeds, referred to as “hemp seed oil”, it’s not the same as CBD oil. Hemp seed oil contains no CBD at all. CBD oil is extracted from the hemp flower, or buds, and requires a different extraction process than hemp seeds. CBD oil provides therapeutic benefits inside the body while hemp seed oil mostly benefits the outside of the body, like the skin. Hemp seed oil is high in fatty acids and has been shown to benefit skin conditions, high blood pressure, and heart health. 

Interesting Facts About Hemp

What is hemp?

Hemp is a plant in the Cannabis Sativa family known for its health benefits and industrial applications. The hemp plant has been used for thousands of years as an alternative to cotton and has been in use since 8000 BC. Today, the hemp plant is considered the same as a farm crop and can be grown legally in the U.S. as long as it contains less than .3% THC.

What is hemp used for?

Hemp is an extremely versatile plant. Hemp is known for soil cleaning and diversification, structural support, fabric, plastics, ropes, paper, clothing, and a ton more! The quality of any hemp product produced is high — in the example of hemp fabric, it’s comparable to cotton and linen — but less expensive because hemp crops use less water and fewer land resources than cotton, trees, or other raw materials that we’ve come to depend on.

Is hemp legal?

Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill hemp has been removed from the schedule 1 substance list, making it an ordinary farm crop – just like wheat or corn. Hemp-derived CBD products can now be sold in stores or online, across the country as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC.

Can hemp get you high?

The answer is no – hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC, which is the molecule in cannabis that leads to intoxication. These minuscule amounts of THC are non-intoxicating and won’t make you feel high when taken as directed.