Frequently Asked Questions
MANY PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF CBD
After hearing about CBD on the news or from a friend, you may be interested in learning more. Here are the basics to get started.
ARE INDUSTRIAL HEMP AND MARIJUANA THE SAME?
Both industrial hemp and marijuana are in the same plant category but industrial hemp is completely different from marijuana in its function, cultivation and application. Marijuana, as it is widely known, is used for medicinal or recreational purposes and has high levels of THC. Industrial hemp has very high levels of CBD and is used in a variety of other applications that marijuana couldn’t possibly be used in. These include healthy dietary supplements, skin products, clothing and accessories.
WILL YOU GET HIGH FROM INDISTRIAL HEMP?
No, it is impossible to feel high after properly taking CBD. Some people notice they feel less anxious when they use CBD. Amazingly what Industrial hemp does contain is a lot of other cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids and phytonutrients like CBN, CBL and CBDA. All these compounds play an important role in supporting our endocannabinoid system and help regulate normal cell functions.
While there are at least 113 known cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, cannabis is identified by its two active ingredients: THC and CBD. THC is the only molecule in the cannabis family with a psychoactive component. It’s the only one that will get you “high.” CBD, even at extremely high doses, will not make you feel “high.”
WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?
- Cannabinoids are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant its medical and recreational properties. Among the 113 cannabinoids produced, THC and CBD are the most prevalent and the most well-understood. Most strains of marijuana sold today are cultivated with higher levels of THC.
- THC is known for its psychoactive properties and is the reason you feel “high” after ingesting marijuana.
- CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and actually works to counteract the high. CBD also has numerous benefits, such as anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties.
- Whether produced by the body or in a plant, these naturally occurring compounds all interact with the endocannabinoid system.
WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Cannabinoids, terpenes and other chemical compounds found in cannabis achieve limited success when working in isolation or as individual components. Research suggests that when these individual components of the cannabis plant support one another, therapeutic benefits are magnified. Together, they produce an effect that is greater than the sum of their parts. This phenomenon is known as the “entourage effect.” The entourage effect supports the idea that whole plant medicine is superior to pure extracts
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, is short for cannabidiol, the major non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the Industrial hemp plant. CBD does not produce a “high” and will not alter the mental state of the consumer. Significantly increased.
WHAT IS CBG?
CBG is short for Cannabigerol (CBG) is the first cannabinoid, to form in the cannabis plant. It is also known as the stem cell or parent cannabinoid, as all cannabinoids are formed from CBG. Unlike any other cannabinoid, CBG has an effect on both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. By enhancing CBD with CBG, a products potency, longevity, and onset are all significantly increased.
WHO CAN BENFIT FROM TAKING CBD?
Everyone, CBD is an all-natural product that helps maintain overall health. Research on the potential health benefits of CBD oil is ongoing, so new therapeutic uses for this natural remedy are sure to be discovered.
HOW DO I TAKE CBD?
There are many ways you can take CBD. The most common are tinctures (oil droppers) which are used sublingually under the tongue, capsules and topical applications, such as salve or patches.
HOW SHOULD A CUSTOMER OR PATIENT GET STARTED?
While we are not doctors and do not claim to be, we always recommend using the serving suggestions on the dosing chart that we provide. Always take your supplement at the same times every day and evaluate how you are feeling after about five days. If you feel more is necessary to address your concerns, increase your amount for the following five days and so on. Keep in mind that more is not always better, so starting with a lower concentration product when determining your unique serving requirement is the most cost-effective option. If you find that you are going through a lower strength product faster than estimated, you may need to make a change to a higher strength.
WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are called endocannabinoids. Each time an endocannabinoid binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell-specific direction.
There are two different types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain and responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. Each time an endocannabinoid binds to a cell, it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.
The ECS helps to maintain optimal balance in the body – known as homeostasis. It also helps regulate sleep, appetite, digestion, hunger, mood, motor control, immune function, reproduction and fertility, pleasure and reward, pain, memory and temperature regulation.
When the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance. When the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids or cannot regulate them properly, you are more susceptible to illnesses that affect one or several of the functions mentioned above.
ARE CAN-TEK LAB PRODUCTS LEGAL?
The entire line of Pure Cannaceutical products from Can-Tek Labs are derived from industrial hemp and are 100% THC free.
On December 20, 2018 President Donald J. Trump signed into law the 2018 Agricultural Improvement Act, otherwise known as the 2018 farm bill. This act contained language specifically inserted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (KY) that completely legalized industrial hemp and ended nearly 80 years of prohibition on the plant. Industrial hemp is now completely exempt from the definition of the controlled substance act (CSA). Furthermore, the 2018 farm bill clarified the definition of hemp — often limited to fiber and seed — to include the entire plant, specifically the floral parts and cannabinoids derived from it.