The landscape of cannabis-based therapeutic products has become increasingly diverse and more widespread than ever before. Naturally, curious consumers want to know more, and often, are a bit confused about the role CBD plays. Here are some answers to many Frequently Asked Questions. Feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions or are unsure if CBD is right for you. We’re always happy to help!
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound found primarily in the flowers and leaves of the male cannabis plant, called hemp. It’s one of many powerful cannabinoids found in hemp, and, like all cannabinoid molecules, interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. CBD will not produce the “high” associated with the well-known cannabinoid THC, it has been linked to many therapeutic benefits and has the potential to support the body and mind in a variety of ways.
Scientists and researchers are just scratching the surface when it comes to identifying potential CBD benefits. Solid evidence exists linking CBD oil to the relief of epilepsy symptoms. Varying degrees of claims, studies, and experiences also point to effective applications in treating numerous anxiety disorders, insomnia, and chronic conditions like arthritis. While direct scientific proof does not definitively prove all of CBD’s reported benefits, many users have found relief of pain, anxiousness, inflammation, and muscle soreness. Whole-plant hemp CBD is also used to impart a sense of calm and contribute to a feeling of overall health and well-being.
SÄTI Organics products are derived from full-spectrum CBD oil made from whole-plant hemp extract. But is hemp oil the same as hemp extract? Although the terms are similar, they’re meaning requires some clarification. Technically, hemp oil refers to the oil of the hemp seeds, which is comprised primarily of dietary fats. While it’s beneficial for the skin, hemp oil doesn’t include all the other plant compounds found in hemp, such as CBD. On the other hand, hemp extract pulls the cannabinoids and other compounds from the plant, yielding a variety of additional benefits. With SÄTI’s proprietary whole-plant hemp extraction process, a full-spectrum CBD oil (not hemp oil) is produced.
The short answer is, maybe. Since THC is inherently present in hemp plants, our full-plant extraction process may pull trace amounts of the cannabinoid into our CBD products. While well within the legal limit of less than 0.3% THC, the consumption of CBD, like the consumption of poppy seeds, could trigger a positive result on a drug test. Factors like individual biochemistry also play a role in how CBD interacts with a user’s system, so there’s no definitive yes or no to the drug test question. Those who are subject to drug testing should carefully consider the options and, if necessary, seek medical advice before embarking on a CBD regimen.
CBD and other cannabinoids work by interacting with the body’s vast network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System. This complex system helps us stay balanced and maintain our overall health, even when outside factors and poor lifestyle decisions may challenge our well-being. To help support many of the body’s physical and mental processes, CBD fits into the Endocannabinoid System’s receptors, boosting the body’s natural wellness efforts.
How your body responds depends on your own biochemistry. Since as all bodies are inherently different, the reaction to CBD is just as individualized. Hemp extract with cannabinoids work with the body’s internal Endocannabinoid System to maintain good health, so the effect is based on your own system’s needs. Many users feel relaxed, focused, and less anxious when taking CBD Oil, but to varying degrees. Others find pain relief and swear by the cannabinoid’s curative properties. The best way to find out how you’ll feel when taking CBD, is, of course, to try it!