If you have been living under a rocket in the last few years you might have never even heard about CBD. If you’re like the rest of us you might have heard about it and thought about trying some CBD products, but just were not sure of a few answers to some questions you have. We want to explore these questions and help answer them for you.

We are fortunate over the years to have served thousands of customers in Canada wide and a few questions are always brought up more than others so we thought we would dig in more and explain the answers.

1) Does CBD give you a high?

This is a pretty common misconception which I can understand why. CBD is derived from Cannabis, that’s correct. Cannabis can be defined as Hemp OR marijuana but even if CBD comes from marijuana it does not give you a high (if that’s the only thing you are taking from the plant extract). Marijuana is high in THC(Tetrahydrocannabinol) and low in CBD but Hemp is high in CBD and very low in THC.

IF you were using a CBD ISOLATE product (the CBD isolated from anything else in the plant) it would not give you a high. If you combined let’s say a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD then you may certainly get high. There is also some further confusion when comparing CBD isolate products to a CBD Full spectrum product.

None of the products we sell on our site has nearly enough THC to give you a high. We specialize in CBD not THC. In order to know what you are getting make sure it’s clearly marked on the bottle or at least you have access to the Lab Reports. Lab reports are one of the main things you should be looking for or requesting if THC content is a concern for you. Many manufactures will provide these if they are higher quality and the best companies do lab testing per batch of product they make, just like CBDfx.

thc vs cbd
CBD and THC are very similar in appearance but at a molecular level they act very different

2) Are there many CBD Studies to back up the use of CBD?

cbd studies
Your best resource for CBD studies is from the US National Library of Medicine National institute of Health website. They list many studies done on CBD.

CBD is certainly a newer ingredient used in the market and the only approved pharmaceutical drug currently that uses CBD is made for a specific type of epilepsy. CBD has gone through many smaller studies which shows great promise with a range of issues including anxiety, inflammation, inhibits the growth of cancerous cells in people with colon cancer, ulcerative colitis. If you do your research on your specific ailment you are bound to find a bunch of studies that include CBD. The National Center for biotechnology information is a great source to search up many studies done on CBD and other cannabinoids. When buying CBD it’s always buyer beware so do your research so you may have faith the product you buying is as advertised.

3) Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD oil?

Hemp Seed Oil Vs CBD Oil
Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are not the same. They might both come from the same plants but CBD is extracted from the plant matter and hemp oil is extracted from the seeds. Hemp oil has extremely low to no CBD content.

Hemp seed oil is something you might find in your local nutritional store and on its own, it does have lots of great nutrients including omega-3, fatty acids, and so on but it does NOT contain CBD. Hemp seed oil is also derived from cannabis but they are not the same. Hemp seed oil is manufactured by pressing the hemp seeds which do not contain any CBD or THC for that matter and have no psychoactive properties. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant and not the seeds.

4) I took CBD oil for a few days and did not notice a difference

This is probably the worst thing I hear and likely is based on a consumer either buying it online without any education or being sold a product and not knowing exactly how to take the product.

If you are someone without an ailment you might not find any relief from this product because you have nothing to fix. You might feel an overall general relaxation but it’s sort of like taking a Tylenol or Advil without any symptoms to treat. Someone who is taking CBD might think there is a “high” association but that’s not the case at all so they might think it does not work.

cbd oil dosing instructions
Dosing CBD oil is unique from person to person. One person might find relief right away and another may need weeks of trial and error finding the right dosage for themselves

The other part of this problem is there is no specific dosing guideline for taking CBD. Someone might be taking too little or too much and they either are not using enough to get benefit from or using too much and wasting the product making it a very expensive product. Whoever you are buying CBD from should be able to tell you how to take it, suggestions on the first-time usage, and set the expectations of using it consistently every day.

5) Are all forms of CBD the same regardless of how you take it?

There are a few ways to take CBD which include inhalation (vaping it), CBD tinctures that use an oral with a dropper under the tongue, capsules, topicals, or gummies. The consumption of the product does and can matter. For immediate relief, inhalation is actually the quickest but has a short half-life meaning you have to use it more. For ongoing chronic therapy, either capsules or oils, or edibles give the user a more sustained relief level.

cbd products by type
CBD products come in a wide variety of choices such as Topicals, Gummies, Edibles, Lotions & Balms, inhalation, capsules, and so on.

6) Does CBD work for everyone and for all types of ailments?

I think it would be dishonest to say that CBD works for everyone and anyone who tells you that is not giving you the full story. CBD has certainly been driven in the past few years by consumer demand and testimonials. There is no doubt that CBD does work, but to say that it works for everyone and for every ailment is simply not the truth. During our time helping customers pick the right products, we have come across many customers that the CBD simply did not work for or did not help enough to justify the cost.

On the flip side of this conversation, there are many customers it worked wonders for and changed their quality of life. We always recommend talking to your family physician bout using CBD prior to taking it. CBD is a great path for someone looking for a more natural approach but going against your healthcare recommendation is not sound advice. CBD is still in its infancy of studies done and dosing still is one of the main questions which is yet to be determined. There are many studies done ranging from micro-dosing all the way up to using 1000mg per day, so the recommendations are really all over the place. If you are thinking about using CBD then we suggest starting with a good method that is low and slow. You gradually work your way up in dosage.

We have heard many people in the past refer to CBD oil as “snake oil” and while I know for some the costs outweigh any benefits but for the people, it does work well and its life-changing for those individuals. One thing to remember about CBD is that it works with your biological endocannabinoid system. Unlike Tylenol or Advil which simply masks pain or discomfort, CBD actually works to create homeostasis in your body via the endocannabinoid system.

We encourage you to view our CBD Testimonial page. It’s feedback from over 1000 customers we have had over the years.

endocannabinoid system ECS
The endocannabinoid system was only discovered 30 years ago and this is how CBD directly interacts with your body