CBD FAQs

What does CBD stand for?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is one of over 120 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis or marijuana plant. CBD is one of the major naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the leaves, stems and flowers of the cannabis sativa, industrial hemp plant.

CBD is not psychoactive, meaning  it will not get you "high". The human body produces small amounts of endogenous cannabinoids.  CBD is a phytocannabinoid (comes from plants) that mimics what the body produces.

The reported benefits of CBD are broad, ongoing scientific studies associate CBD with anti-inflammatory properties, calming (mimicking serotonin), feeling relaxed and less anxious and soothing and balancing for the skin.

How does CBD make you feel?

CBD is a personal experience. People describe it differently.

Users that struggle with stress or anxiety, would say it helps them combating the stress and anxious feelings and they feel calm and grounded but still alert in your head.

If you struggle with falling asleep or staying asleep CBD is definitely worth trying. It doesn’t help in the way you might think though, it works by calming your mind so that you can slow down at the end of the day and fall asleep faster without racing thoughts.

Additionally, users of CBD often experience a higher sense of awareness, ability to focus better and an overall sense of well-being.  

Will CBD get me high?

CBD is one of many compounds found in the industrial hemp plant. Another known cannabinoid, called THC is the one that contributes to the psychoactive effects, feelings like euphoria, pleasure or forgetfulness that many consider a "high." CBD can be safely separated from other plant cannabinoids, including THC and it will not get you "high".

What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Marijuana and hemp are two varieties of the same plant species called Cannabis sativa. It is like two different breeds of dogs, for example poodles and bull dogs.
Industrial Hemp Plant grows tall and skinny, while Marijuana Plant is short and has a bushy appearance.

Marijuana is cultivated to yield high levels of THC (5%-35%) and is psychoactive. Hemp Plant, on the other side, has a very low amounts of THC (defined as 0.2% in EU) and has been used for ages for example for clothing, construction, food, skincare, cars. Marijuana Plant is mostly used for medicinal purposes but is also used for recreational purposes.

At Ebb+Flow we only work with derivatives of EU approved organic Industrial hemp. 

How do I take CBD supplement oil?

Place 3 - 4 drops of the CBD oil under your tongue, leave it for a minute and then swallow. This allows the CBD and other cannabinoids (no THC) to enter the bloodstream via the mucous membranes in the mouth rather than being digested in the gut. Take 3-4 drops twice a day, build it into your own routine. 

Please see the table below to help decide which CBD is for you.  

How long does CBD take to work?

Every body has their own CBD journey. Some people feel the results a few minutes right after taking the CBD, others might need half hour. See how you feel and don't put any pressure on yourself. People's cannabinoid systems react differently.

Additionally, if you are searching for a longer term relief, set a wellness goal at the beginning of your journey. Check in every few days and rate, on a scale of 1-10, how well you are meeting your wellness goal.

Can I take CBD every day?

For the best long term effects, it is recommended you incorporate CBD oil into you daily wellness routine.  

 What is the Endocannabinoid system 

This is how CBD and the cannabinoids actually have a function in our bodies.  It is a complex cell-signaling system, like our nervous system, that plays a role in body homeostasis (or balance).  Everyone has and endocannabinoid system (ECS).

We know it plays a role in modifying a wide variety of human body functions by interacting with ECS receptors including: sleep, mood, appetite, memory, inflammation, immune response  

 

Can you get addicted to CBD oil?

CBD is non-addictive especially when used at the rates customarily sold (5%, 10%, 20% CBD oil).  CBD does not work like an addictive substance in the body and you will not experience “withdraw” upon discontinuing use. 

According to a report from the World Health Organization, CBD doesn’t exhibit the effects indicative of substance abuse or dependency, or public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD in humans, as seen in THC.

Can CBD oil make you tired?

CBD does not have the same mechanism of action as Cannabis that has been reported to induce "sedation".  Studies suggest that the phyto cannabinoid CBD could improve sleep quality, decrease sleep disturbances and decrease difficulty in falling asleep.   

CBD works with the body's endocannabinoid system to calm the mind, which in turn allows the body to relax and sleep better; rather than making the person sleepy. 

Can CBD oil cause headaches?

Good quality CBD oil will not cause headaches.   CBD has very few reported side effects which did not include headaches.  A few limited reports of headaches were due to poor quality CBD and products not taken through independent or third party laboratory testing (to demonstrate the purity of the finished product and to ensure it contains what the label states).   

Buy with confidence at ebb + flow - see our Third Party Lab Reports.  

Can CBD oil help you sleep?

CBD oil is great for sleep wellness.  Studies suggest that the phyto cannabinoid CBD could improve sleep quality, decrease sleep disturbances and decrease difficulty in falling asleep.  CBD reportedly works with the body's endocannabinoid system to balance mood and stressors, calming the mind allowing for better sleep.  

Can you add CBD oil to food?

The simple answer is YES and it is becoming a common practice. Few things to consider.

Make sure the CBD oil is well refined, not only for its pureness but also to avoid the potential bitter taste. 

You can infuse your foods and drinks with CBD oil, infuse thus not cook and bring to high temperatures in order not to loose its value. 

Eating or drinking CBD oil in food may take longer than using CBD oil under your tongue to see results. The resonator it is that it is passing through your digestive system and not directly your blood stream.

For some nice drink and food recipes follow ebb + flow

What is the difference in isolate, broad spectrum, & full spectrum CBD oil?

CBD Isolate: Is a result of extracting only the CBD and isolating the cannabinoid. It contains no other component of the cannabis plant.

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil: The CBD oil contains small amounts of all of the components of the cannabis plant, CBD, other cannabinoid compounds and terpenes excluding the psychoactive cannabinoid, TCH.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil: The CBD oil contains small amounts of all of the components of the cannabis plant, CBD, other cannabinoid compounds and terpenes including the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC.  

How long does CBD stay in your system?

Based on existing research, CBD may stay in your system anywhere from 24 hours to 10 days. That timeframe can change depending on a variety of factors including your metabolism, consumption method (under tongue, versus eating or drinking), frequency of use, and dosage. 

Ebb+Flow CBD Oil is Third Party Lab Tested to confirm 0% THC and purity of all ingredients. 

What is broad spectrum CBD oil?

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil contains small amounts of all of the components of the cannabis plant, CBD, other cannabinoid compounds and terpenes excluding the psychoactive component, THC.  

Here at ebb + flow we love broad spectrum CBD oil:  all the benefits of the cannabinoids without any worries from THC.  

How do I know what I'm buying?

We are sticklers for safety and quality. Before you chose your CBD Oil, make sure you have the following:

  • Third party lab tested 
  • Certificate of Analyses for the raw ingredients
  • Tested for heavy metals, pesticides and residuals and microbial contaminants
  • Full transparency in the label (percent of CBD and other ingredients).

We are delighted to share these products with you as well as our knowledge on everything we have learned on this exciting CBD journey! 

Can you take too much CBD oil?

The safety limit is much higher than what is in a 10 mL bottle of 5%, 10% or even 20% CBD oil taken at once. Therefore, there should be no worries if you take a drop or two too many.

Unfortunately, there is insufficient data on the safety of CBD in children; therefore, we recommend to keep all CBD products out of reach of children.  

Can I take CBD with prescription medication?

    Consult your physician for advice before combining CBD with medicines or other treatments.

    Can I take your products if I am pregnant, breastfeeding or under 18?

      Due to the current lack of research, we advise against taking CBD if you are under 18, pregnant or breastfeeding.

      Does CBD have side effects?

      Hemp and CBD are recognized as being safe and should not produce negative side effects in most people, however you should always check with your doctor before adding anything to your daily routine, especially if you take medications.   

      We hope you experience all of the positive side effects!

      Can CBD be absorbed through the skin?

      Yes, preclinical evidence suggests topical application of CBD may be beneficial for some skin disorders, such as eczema, psoriasis, pruritis, and inflammatory conditions  

      In addition, when applied topically, it avoids being metabolized in the stomach. When applied to the skin, CBD is absorbed via the skin pores, reaching and interacting with the cannabinoid receptors near the application site. To reach peak effects of a topical CBD product such as an oil or ointment, it is best to use consistently. 

      Can I travel with CBD oil?

      The demand for CBD has leapt faster than the regulations.   In some countries, CBD is still swept into the same regulations as marijuana (recreation and medicinal); however, the rules are constantly changing.

      If you are traveling by air, make sure you check the status of CBD in your departure and destination locations (and less than 100 mL in total volume like all other liquid products). 

      If you are traveling by train, car, the rules will be more flexible.  If you are departing on your cruise and don't want to leave your favorite CBD oil at home, double check directly with your Cruise Line. 

      We highly recommend you keep the Third Party Lab Tests of your product at your fingertips to demonstrate that your CBD oil:

      • Is derived from industrial hemp
      • Contains <0.2% THC 
      • Contains the % CBD listed on the label
      • The Lot numbers of what is on your bottle matches your product.

      Can I take CBD if I am pregnant?

      Experts universally recommend to avoid CBD while pregnant or breastfeeding in an abundance of caution despite the limited research.   

      Can I take CBD when I am breastfeeding?

      Experts universally recommend to avoid CBD while pregnant or breastfeeding in an abundance of caution despite the limited research. 

      As with anything consumed by the mother, CBD would be expressed in small quantities in breast milk

      What does Third Party Tested mean?

      Testing of a product by a lab not related to a provider to confirm the label’s accuracy.  Look for a quality assurance stamp or certificate of analysis from the retailer’s website. 

      Buy ebb + flow premium CBD oil with confidence  - see our Third Party Lab Tests

       

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      Disclaimer:
      These statements are summarized from peer reviewed published scientific literature; however, have not been evaluated by the European Food Safety Authority. CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any diseases. Always consult your personal care physician about CBD and using CBD products. CBD products should never be used by anyone under the age of 18, those that are pregnant or nursing. The contents of this blog are not intended to provide legal advice regarding the legal status of CBD and CBD products.