CBD (short for cannabidiol) is one of several different molecules known as cannabinoids, found in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems, and CBD is a cannabinoid known to provide relief for inflammation, pain, stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. CBD is similar in structure to substances our bodies naturally produce called endocannabinoids, which help regulate and balance many processes in the body for stability, health, and a sense of wellbeing.
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is just one of several different molecules known as Cannabinoids found in the Hemp plant. CBD can act as a neurotransmitter and is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
A powerful plant extract, CBD has been used for thousands of years and is one of at least 113 Cannabinoids extracted from a proprietary strain of the hemp plant (not to be confused with the plant used to produce cannabis (marijuana)).
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a natural essential oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It is used by people all over the world as a dietary supplement and for a variety of therapeutic purposes.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids can mimic neurotransmitters that we call endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies.
How does CBD work?
CBD can act as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters help to regulate bodily systems at a cellular level.
Is CBD a drug?
Although CBD is used as a component in a drug known as Epidiolex, which is used to treat seizure disorders, CBD oil is not considered to be a drug. Also, CBD does not cause a high like marijuana.
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is distinct from CBD oil. While CBD is produced by extracting the essential oils from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp oil is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil and sesame oil. Hemp oil does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD.
What is the difference between CBD and hemp?
Hemp is a family of cannabis strains which are grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. Isospec LTD CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp known as PCR hemp — or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. This proprietary strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by most CBD producers.
What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil?
CBD oil is an essential oil extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers. It contains beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil or sesame seed oil and is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp oil does not contain CBD or terpenes.
Is your product safe?
Yes. It is non-toxic and non-addictive. There is no known incidence of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. Also, all Isospec LTD products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they are free of THC and any potential contaminants.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Whereas marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug, hemp contains negligible amounts of THC, does not cause a high and is not considered to be a drug. Isospec LTD products undergo a patented process which removes almost all traces of THC (below 0.3%) from the product.
What is CBD used for?
Many people use CBD to promote a health state known as homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a healthy balance in all its systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems.
Does your product contain THC?
No. All of Isospec LTD products are completely THC-free. We use a patented technology to remove any residual THC found in our hemp extract.
Are there traces of THC in CBD oil?
Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC; however, all Isospec LTD products are completely THC-free. We use a patented technology to remove any residual THC found in hemp extract.
Why should I choose CBD over medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is another term for medical marijuana. Marijuana contains THC, which is psychotropic, meaning it can cause a high. As a result, Medical cannabis can cause severe impairments. CBD is not psychotropic, meaning that it does not cause a high. It can be used while working, driving or undertaking any other physical activities such as exercise and sports.
What does Full Spectrum mean?
The term full spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in PCR hemp. While many CBD oil products are made using CBD isolate, Isospec LTD’s oils maintain the same concentrations of these beneficial compounds that are found in the original PCR hemp plant.
Is Full Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum, & Isolate CBD oil psychoactive?
Isospec LTD CBD products are made with full spectrum, broad spectrum, & Isolate oils which have had all traces of THC removed. Our products do not cause a high.
Can I overdose on CBD?
No. You cannot overdose on CBD. There is no record of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. CBD is completely non-toxic. Also, all of Isospec LTD products are 100% THC-free.
Is CBD oil legal in all 50 states?
All Isospec LTD CBD oil products are made from PCR hemp, contain zero THC, and can be shipped legally to all 50 U.S. states. However, CBD oil made from marijuana can only be purchased in states with medical marijuana programs.
Is Isospec LTD CBD oil safe to carry through an airport?
Yes. Rest assured that Isospec LTD products can be transported on a plane. Authorities are not concerned with hemp CBD oil. They are concerned with interstate trafficking of marijuana and other drugs. Also, for this reason, drug-sniffing dogs are not trained to detect hemp CBD oil.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what gives cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.
What is a CBD tincture?
A CBD tincture is a preparation made from CBD extract. It is used orally (swallowed) and sublingually (under the tongue). When used sublingually, CBD can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via capillaries found in tissues in the mouth. When consumed orally it must pass through the digestive system, but it is also absorbed via the lining of the stomach.
How will CBD oil affect my body?
CBD oil can have a wide variety of effects on the human body, most of which are subtle.
Is it possible to take too much CBD?
CBD is completely non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone overdosing on CBD. However, extremely large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.
What is the ideal serving size?
The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables, including the reason it is being used, the method of administration, sex, age, weight, diet, exercise and so on.
How often can I take CBD?
CBD can be taken/used multiple times each day, or at particular times of day, depending on the reason it is being used.
Are there any negative side effects?
CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However, large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness. If your intention is to remain alert, this may be considered an unwanted side effect and therefore large servings should be avoided.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
All Isospec LTD products go through a series of rigorous testing by in-house and third-party labs to assure purity and the levels of concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products contain only negligible traces of THC (below 0.3%) and no potential contaminants.
Has the FDA approved the ingredients in your products?
The FDA recently approved a CBD-based drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of particular types of difficult-to-treat seizure disorders. CBD has not been approved by the FDA as a treatment for other conditions at this time. However, studies are underway on CBD’s effects on a wide variety of conditions. Terpenes and many of the other ingredients in Isospec LTD products have been approved by the FDA for human consumption.
Do you test for potency, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and residual solvents?
Yes. All Isospec LTD products go through a rigorous series of tests by third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential contaminants.
Will CBD get me high?
No. Unlike marijuana and THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and does not cause a high.
Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use CBD products?
No. CBD is not a drug. You will not be required to produce a medical marijuana card in order to purchase CBD online. However, some states have laws allowing doctors to recommend CBD to patients for particular conditions.
Does CBD have a shelf life?
CBD itself does not have an expiration date. However, CBD oil products can degrade and should be consumed within a certain period of time. They should be stored in airtight containers, either in the refrigerator or in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates for more information.
How should I store CBD products? Do I need to refrigerate?
We highly recommend either refrigerating CBD products or storing them in a cool, dry place. Always keep CBD products in airtight containers and store them away from direct sunlight and heat, which can degrade certain compounds in CBD oil.
Will CBD oil show up on a drug test?
No. Drug tests do not test for CBD. CBD cannot produce a false positive on a test designed to look for THC. As long as you’re using products which have all the THC removed, such as those produced by Isospec LTD, and you are not using marijuana products, you will not fail a drug test.
Does CBD interact with other medications?
Studies have shown that CBD may affect the metabolism of certain classes of drugs, but effects have been shown to be minimal. Much more research needs to be done in this area. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional.
How long will it take to receive benefits from taking CBD oil?
In some cases, such as when using a vaporizer or sublingual tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary.
What methods of extraction do you use?
All Isospec LTD products contain Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, & Isolate CBD oil produced by a gentle extraction method. This retains the beneficial compounds produced by the cannabis plant. We do not use any harsh solvents in our extraction process. We encourage you to read about Our Process.
Where is your hemp grown?
Industrial hemp is like any other crop. It is farmed all over the world, including approximately 40 U.S. states. The special PCR hemp used to produce Isospec LTD products is grown in Colorado, Kentucky, & Florida.
Is your product organic? Vegan friendly?
Yes. Isospec LTD products are grown using organic methods and contain other organically grown ingredients. All Isospec LTD products are vegan friendly.
I have a gluten allergy. Can I use your products?
Yes. All Isospec LTD products are gluten-free & dairy free.
Can I give my pet CBD?
Yes, CBD is safe for pets. Most customers use our Dog Treats for dogs and our natural flavored tinctures for other pets. We do recommend that you consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with your pet and knowledgeable in the use of CBD oil in pet health.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.
What is the entourage effect?
Full Spectrum CBD oil, such as that used in Isospec LTD products, contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as other beneficial compounds. Each of the compounds has particular effects on the human body. Because terpenes can affect how the body responds to cannabinoids, the combined effect is often greater than the sum of the individual effects. The overall effect produced is known as the entourage effect. Non-full spectrum products do not have the benefit of the entourage effect and are therefore not recommended.
How do I choose a product that is right for me?
The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason for which it’s being taken, as well as other factors such as age and weight. If using CBD oil as a supplement for health maintenance, tinctures, or capsules are recommended.
How does your product differ from others?
Isospec LTD products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. All of our products contain THC-free, scientifically formulated for elite performance. We also use a patented nano-emulsion method which makes our CBD water soluble, resulting in a higher bioavailability than standard products. This means more of the CBD gets put to use by your body. Our CBD oil is extracted using a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents that can degrade beneficial compounds. We use only the finest available ingredients in our products.