CBD is an abbreviation for cannabidiol, a phyto-cannabinoid compound within the category of cannabinoids, active components of cannabis. Unlike THC (the cannabinoid compound that produces a “high” in the user), CBD is notable for its lack of psychoactive properties. What CBD does possess, however, is the ability to positively affect certain functions in the human body. These properties allow CBD’s potential health benefits to be accessed by more people in a wider variety of circumstances.
The effects of CBD are being increasingly studied around the world in as a result of building evidence of its neuroprotective properties and its effectiveness in pain management, helping with depression, anti-inflammatory effect, treating epilepsy, and many other areas.
According to the Federal Farm Act of 2014, hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC are considered legal. Wellphora CBD hemp oil is extracted from hemp that meets those guidelines and is therefore legal in all 50 US states.
No. When CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, the psychoactive component in hemp, THC, is present in such low, trace amounts that it causes no “high” effect, and is not significant enough to cause a positive drug test result.
The THC concentration of all Wellphora products remains below the legal limit set forth by Federal regulations. This low level of THC is typically too low to be measurable during drug testing, but is still present and comes with a theoretical risk of a positive test. Legally, any positive THC test result with a hemp-derived CBD product at or below 0.3% THC would constitute a false positive. However, an employer, at their sole discretion has the right to enact a zero tolerance drug testing policy where even a false positive THC drug test could cause an issue.
The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes. To put it simply, the body naturally produces neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids, which interact with a system of cannabinoid receptors located in the brain and throughout the body. This is vital to maintaining homeostasis, or balance within tissues and functions such as metabolism and the circulatory, digestive, immune, endocrine, nervous, endocrine and reproductive systems. There is strong evidence that ingested cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) can help maintain and boost the beneficial functioning of these systems.
Our Canneuro hemp oil uses an extremely high-grade organic fractionated coconut oil as a carrier. “Fractionated” refers to the process of separating out certain parts of regular coconut oil, to produce a coconut oil that stays liquid at lower temperatures, and acts as an excellent source of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT). MCTs can play a role in helping burn more fat and calories and may aid in weight loss. Our fractionated coconut oil is more expensive than other ingredients commonly used for hemp oil, containing 93% MCT.
Full-spectrum CBD contains other related cannabinoids, as opposed to “CBD isolate,” which has had those additional components distilled out. Full-spectrum CBD is considered to be more effective for treating most ailments. This is believed to be due to the “entourage effect,” or the combined effect of the plant’s components working together naturally.
CBD has been connected with certain possible side effects, including dry mouth, nausea, “wake” feeling, drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea, changes in appetite, anxiety, and depression.
There are people that hemp oil may not be right for:
- Pregnant women or lactating mothers
- Individuals with hepatic or liver diseases
- People who are allergic or sensitive to cannabinoids
- Individuals who have blood pressure problems
Our Canneuro 1000 is a 1000mg of full-spectrum CBD in a bottle that contains 30 mL of product. The dropper is a 1mL dropper. Each bottle in the Canneuro line-up is designed to provide 60 doses. Each dose is a half dropper and each half dropper is 1/2 mL. The Canneuro 1000 would contain just under 17mg per dose, which is recommended 2-3x daily.
We offer two types of products most likely to provide significant pain relief. The first is our Cannuero CBD Oil which is always front line as far what provides the best relief. This product is delivered sublingually (absorbed under the tongue). We recommend Canneuro1000 or CanneuroMax 2500. CBD is dose dependent. Body mass, severity of symptoms and metabolism all play significant factors in dosing requirements.
The second product we recommend is our 4 oz. Pain Cream, to treat the painful areas topically. This is a supplement to the oil and provides almost immediate relief.
The oil works systemically and often takes care of the underlying issues causing the pain. The pain cream works directly and quickly at the site.
If you start with the Canneuro1000, I wouldn’t be concerned with adverse side effects. The CanneuroMax 2500 is significantly more potent, and you may need to start with 1/2 doses the first couple of days, and slowly work up to the normal dose listed on the packaging. If you experience relief at the recommended doses, the chances of upping the dose to see increased positive results are almost certain. Every person requires a little different dosing to reach their desired effects, and there could be some trial and error to find the best dosing regimen.
Hemp Oil can be used synonymously with CBD Oil in this industry. Hemp seed oil, which contains no CBD, is also sometimes referred to by the name Hemp Oil, and can cause questions to be raised on how a product is being marketed and the CBD content of a product.
Prior to the Hemp Bill of 2018 being signed by President Trump in December, CBD was a schedule I controlled substance, and considered federally illegal. It was, however, already legal in 46 states at that time.
Because of the federal limitations on CBD, large retailers such as Amazon, Ebay, etc. did not allow CBD products to be sold on their platforms. In order for a product to be considered “federally legal,” it was labeled as “Hemp Oil,” while CBD was called “Hemp Extract”. This allowed us to ship and distribute to states where CBD was legal, prior to December 2018, without concern of breaking federal laws.
Since the start of 2019, and the full nationwide legalization of CBD, we have been phasing out our previous packaging and labeling to now state “CBD Oil” instead of “Hemp Oil.”
You can rest assured that you received the highest-quality organic CBD product from Wellphora, as we follow the strictest triple lab testing procedures in the industry.
The optimum dosing of CBD is completely dependent on the person. There are several factors that play a key role on how long you may feel the effects from a single dose. As a general guideline we recommend 2x daily—but metabolism, body mass, activity level, and severity of symptoms all play a factor and these can change daily.
For example, one of our team notices relief during the height of allergy season by using an additional dose around 2-3 PM, in addition to taking it morning and night. An extra dose after an extended workout can also be effective.
We recommend that each person needs to find their own “sweet spot” when it comes to dosing, for their own particular needs.
About CBD dosing
CBD is dose-dependent. Adult dosing normally starts at 20-30mg for day of full-spectrum CBD.
There are many factors that should be taken into consideration with CBD dosing:
• Up to 125 lbs. should consider a 20mg-per-day starting daily dose, larger people would want to use roughly a proportional increased amount
• Age (faster metabolism in 25 year old vs. a 75 year old).
• Activity level and general health.
• Younger or more active people may want to increase frequency of use, perhaps adding a mid-day dose to a morning and night dose schedule.
• Neurological symptoms require less mg per day of CBD to be effective (sleep, anxiety, depression, PTSD, dementia)
• Pain and inflammation require the highest dosing (30-300mg daily)
— RA (rheumatoid arthritis), and fibromyalgia patients may not experience significant relief until reaching 70-90mg/daily
True or false—the more mg of CBD you take, the better the relief?
• True: pain and inflammation or quantifiable symptoms may experience more relief as dosage increases (once you find some relief at a certain level, keep increasing until you find maximum effectiveness (“sweet spot”)
• And false: some people experience an energy boost/euphoria at various doses
Full spectrum vs. isolate CBD
• Full-Spectrum (proper manufacturing and lab testing necessary to ensure no failed THC drug tests)
— Greater efficacy than isolate-based products
— Longer lasting effects (up to 12 hours) and fat solubility
• Isolate (pure CBD)
— Contains ZERO THC, but only hits one cannabinoid receptor (no “entourage effect”)
— Has potential to work well initially, but with a significant drop-off between weeks 2-4.
— Shorter acting and water soluble—flushes out of the body faster
Efficacy of CBD on the body (by route of entry)
• 100% efficacy: Injected into vein (fastest acting, but dangerous)
• +-80 efficacy: Smoking (unknown long term health effects, potentially bad)
• +-60% efficacy: Sublingual absorption (oil under the tongue is the #1 recommended administration route for CBD)
— 20 minutes to theoretically have the ability to affect every cell in the human body
• 10-20% efficacy: Oral consumption (eating)
— Longer lasting effects, but poor efficacy—digested and broken down by stomach enzymes, then hepatic system (liver) scrubs before entering bloodstream
In general, because the CBD supplement industry is still relatively new, there is a variety of opinions on exactly the right dose for individuals based on age, weight, condition, etc. Fortunately, CBD has been widely shown to be well-tolerated by most people. Wellphora offers a range of potencies to make it easier for you to get just the right amount for your particular needs.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
Cannabinoids, extracted from the cannabis plant (hemp, in the case of legal CBD), are chemicals that trigger the natural cannabinoid receptors in the brain and body. Located all over the body, they are known as CB1 and CB2 receptors, and are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is extremely critical to our body’s ability to maintain homeostasis (the equilibrium of conditions for optimal functioning of various systems in the body).
CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and to a lesser extent in other tissues. CB1 receptors affect:
- Motor activity
- Motor coordination
- Short-term memory
- Pain perception
- Immune cells
CB2 receptors are located mostly in the peripheral organs, especially those associated with the immune system. CB2 receptors affect:
- Adipose tissue
- Skeletal muscle
- Reproductive system
- Immune system
- Respiratory tract
- Cardiovascular system
What about CBD for pets?
Like humans, all mammals have an endocannabinoid system, which works in the same way to balance natural functions in the body. This means that our pet friends can benefit from the same wellness effects afforded by CBD that we people do.
Wellphora offers two strengths of CBD oil scaled for pets’ systems. Our Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil 150mg is designed for smaller pets (up to 15 lbs.), while Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil 300mg is designed for larger pets (15-70 lbs.). Those with even larger animals may want to treat with our higher-potency people oils, as they are based on the same carrier ingredient.
Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil is an all natural product designed to meet the needs of pet owners wary of placing unnatural or unproven ingredients into their pet’s system. Many pet owners report an increased calmness in their pets while owners of older pets report their pet’s relief from ailments and that the pet is much more comfortable. Pet mobility is often increased as well. Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil contains no artificial flavors, and is made from the same organically farmed hemp extracts and finest fractionated coconut oil as our people products.
Pet owners can trust that they’re putting only the best ingredients into their pet’s system with Zooneuro Pet CBD Oil by Wellphora.