Frequently Asked Questions about CBD

Find answers to our most frequently asked questions

Cibadol is proud to share all the basics regarding the endocannabinoid system.

Learn more about CBD by reading through the answers to our most frequently asked questions.

The Importance of CBD Education

Our team strives to answer any questions you may have regarding CBD. We believe that the more you understand, the better you’ll be able to make informed decisions for your own health. If you think you can benefit from CBD, please speak to your healthcare professional first!
A: CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the hundreds of complex compounds that are naturally-occurring within hemp and marijuana plants.
A: No, CBD is nonpsychoactive meaning there are no mind-altering effects. THC is what accounts for psychoactivity. As long as you are using a hemp-derived CBD product with 0.3% THC or less, these products will not get you high. Cibadol maintains strict testing standards to ensure our THC content remains minimal and legal in all 50 states.

A:  While generally well-tolerated, CBD can cause dry mouth, changes in appetite, fatigue, and diarrhea. Side effects are often the result of improper dosage, incompatible product (full-spectrum vs. isolate), potential drug interactions, or a poorly formulated CBD product.

A: Yes, CBD temporarily deactivates the cytochrome p450 system which is responsible for metabolizing the majority of traditional pharmaceuticals and supplements. Always speak to your healthcare professional before trying CBD.

A: Dosage and frequency vary from individual to individual, making self-experimentation essential.

A: There currently are no federal regulations establishing an age requirement for taking CBD. Cibadol products are intended for adults who are 18 and older. It is up to parent or guardian discretion to speak with their pediatricians to discuss the best course of action for their children.

A: Full-spectrum CBD products contain the comprehensive cannabinoid and terpene profile that’s meant to mimic the whole plant content of hemp. These products contain 0.3% THC. Broad-spectrum CBD products also contain the comprehensive cannabinoid and terpene profile but without THC. These products are ideal for individuals interested in the entourage effect but do not wish to ingest any THC. CBD isolate products only contain 99+% pure CBD with no other cannabinoid or terpene content. However, some CBD isolate products may be formulated with additional cannabinoids or terpenes.
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A: Self-experimentation is essential for any cannabinoid therapy. Full-spectrum products may be better suited for certain conditions but can also trigger a reaction in some individuals that are prone to plant allergies. Individuals that experience this may find better therapeutic value with a CBD isolate product.

When it comes to administration, personal preference is generally the best way to choose between topical vs. tincture vs. softgels, etc.

A: Scientists hypothesize that the entourage effect is the synergetic relationship between all the complex compounds including cannabinoids and terpenes that are naturally-occurring in cannabis plants.

A: Yes, the minimal THC content in full-spectrum products can trigger a false positive in drug testing. We recommend not taking CBD if you expect to be drug tested. Broad-spectrum and CBD isolate products shouldn’t cause this issue, however, it’s always important to check product COAs and err on the side of safety.

A: Anyone interested in trying cannabinoid therapy can take CBD. Please speak to your healthcare professional before trying CBD.

A: Yes, hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states as long as it contains 0.3% THC or less. Marijuana-derived CBD is only legal in states with medical and/or recreational CBD laws.

A: Similar to cousins, hemp and marijuana are both a part of the same family but have very unique qualities. Hemp and marijuana vary in appearance, composition, application, cultivation needs, and legality.

A: CBD works by interacting with our endocannabinoid system. This crucial lock and key mechanism is responsible for regulating major physiological functions. When our bodies produce endocannabinoids, they attach to corresponding cannabinoid receptors to nudge all systems towards homeostasis. CBD triggers the same reaction, causing this harmonic response. Learn more about the body’s endocannabinoid system.

A: While CBD and THC are both naturally-occurring compounds in cannabis plants, THC is psychoactive while CBD is nonpsychoactive.

A: Carrier oils are added to CBD product formulations to deliver better bioavailability. CBD has a hydrophobic nature that mixes optimally with oil.

A: This refers to lab testing that’s completed on CBD products by an outside party. While there are no federal regulations that require this testing, Cibadol is committed to full transparency and maintains these strict testing standards to ensure the safety and efficacy of our products.

A: At this time, there is not enough data available to make any definitive safety claims regarding CBD and pregnant or nursing women. While endocannabinoids are a crucial part of post- and prenatal development, we recommend not taking any CBD products if you are pregnant or nursing. Please speak to your healthcare professional for more information.

A: Yes, CBD is safe for seniors. Please be aware that CBD does pose potential drug interactions making it important to speak to your healthcare professional before trying CBD.

A: CBD usually has a shelf life of one to two years. This is often dependent on the other ingredients in the formula. Cibadol always includes expiration date information.

A: It is best to store your CBD products in a cool, dark, dry place. CBD may be refrigerated but please make sure your containers or tightly sealed. We do not recommend keeping your CBD products in the freezer.

A: Yes, the Broad Spectrum Hemp Oil provided by Cibadol contains CBD, but have no trace of THC. This is why it is called ZERO THC.

A: Yes, the Full Spectrum Hemp Oil provided by Cibadol contains CBD, terpenes, and other components of the hemp plant, along with THC.

A: The considerable amount of CBD concentration in hemp oil differs from 6.66 to 63.40 μg/mL (mean: 31.26 μg/mL).

A: A pound of hemp depends upon the quantity of extract from CBD hemp flower. In case a producer has grown a strain cultivating a 10% average of CBD. They will require more or less 10 pounds from extracts to raise 1 pound of CBD. .

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  1. Steam distillation: In Steam Distillation, water boils to generate steam through the plant material. This steam allows the oil to get separated from the plant.
  2. Supercritical CO2 extraction: CO2 reaches a gaseous and liquid state at high and low temperatures. A supercritical state comes when the temperature goes below 69 degrees Fahrenheit.
  3. Oil extraction: Plant material is processed to blend into alcohol, oil or water. By that time, cannabinoids get dissolved into a carrier liquid.
  4. Solvent extraction: During extracting CBD from hemp, solvents like hydrocarbons and alcohols, including ethanol, hexane, butane, and propane, are considered safe components GRAS.

Other methods of extracting CBD from Hemp are Dry Ice Extraction, Hydrocarbon Extraction, and Vegetable Oil Extraction.

A: Yes, CBD hemp flowers contain THC. But, it varies for both hemp flowers and CBD flowers. Hemp flowers include THC below 0.3%, which can increase CBD to a 5% THC ratio. The hemp plant is natural and does not generate any sedative effects. In contrast, CBD might be because of THC in the full spectrum but not in broad and isolated types.

A: Many producers sell the hemp CBD oils formulated in flavored and unflavored scents. They are incorporated with natural ingredients that are gluten-free.

A: CBD and alcohol may amplify each other’s effects, and taking both together in high doses may cause sleepiness and sedation. However, many human and animal studies show that CBD protects against alcohol-induced cell damage and reduces blood alcohol concentration and addiction and withdrawal symptoms.

A: A 2020 study published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association found no evidence that CBD is not safe for driving. However, the compound impacts people differently, so it’s not recommended to drive the first time you take it. This is true for any type of supplement or medicine you consume.

A: CBD should not be used to replace prescribed high blood pressure medications. A doctor should be consulted if someone taking this medication chooses to add CBD to their treatment plan.

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