Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the cannabis plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. The combination of these components delivers what is called the “entourage effect,” as all components work together to naturally decrease pain and inflammation, anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, and many other physical and emotional ailments. Because Full Spectrum CBD includes all cannabinoids found in the Marijuana plant, Full Spectrum CBD products do contain traces of THC, but only around .03%.
Broad Spectrum CBD
Like Full Spectrum CBD, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract. Broad spectrum CBD oil is very similar to a full spectrum oil, which retains the original concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp extract. Broad spectrum CBD oil also contains these concentrations of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes but extracts all trace amounts of THC. This is ideal for those who want absolutely no THC in their CBD products.
CBD isolate refers to the single CBD molecule alone, without other compounds found in Full Spectrum CBD products like terpenes and other cannabinoids. CBD Isolate is usually extracted from Hemp. Hemp contains low to non-existent THC content.
How does CBD aid in mental health and body pain?
Our bodies have a specialized system that focuses on regulating things like sleep, pain, mood, appetite and immune system response, among a variety of other functions. This system is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The body naturally creates endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in our nervous systems. Scientific research has shown that CBD oil can help reduce chronic pain by affecting the endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters. In a similar way, CBD can help relieve mood, anxiety, sleep, and other mental health issues.
How does CBD help with mental health issues like anxiety and depression?
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter in our brains that regulates mood and social behavior. CBD has demonstrated a proven ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin. As far as we know at this time, CBD does not yield harsh side effects like insomnia, agitation, and drowsiness some experience with anti-anxiety pharmaceuticals.
Can I take CBD oil along with pharmaceutical medications?
CBD has the potential to support your body’s endocrine and nervous system and can limit the need for psychiatric medications. This is based on the individual and their unique physiology and biology, their body, and how much CBD they regularly ingest. Every person is different. We recommend consultation with your doctor when considering CBD ingestion along with your regular medication or as a replacement.
Will I test positive on a drug screen if I use Full Spectrum CBD
Full spectrum medicinal hemp does contain THC which is the molecule that causes a “high” when heated and it is illegal in many states. To be legally grown, these hemp plants must contain .3% or less THC. The amount of THC is so low it is impossible to get “high” when it is consumed.
At Foundations For Wellness, our oil contains virtually no THC. Once the oil is first extracted, the THC is further isolated and removed, but at times there are trace amounts present. This amount is so low it would be extremely rare to show up on any drug test.
It is important to note that when an employer is testing your urine, they can set the limits in terms of what constitutes a positive or negative result. Most companies follow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guidelines. This limit is 50ng/ml. This means that if the urine tested has below this amount in it, it shows as a negative test result.
The possibility of someone failing a drug test because of the THC in CBD Hemp Oil is there, but it is extremely unlikely. But, just to keep everyone safe and clear, it is always our recommendation, if you have any concerns on the subject, to talk with whomever may be testing you prior to using any of the products, to ensure you don’t have any issues.