What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many different compounds, known as cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are unique because they act on cannabinoid receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system found throughout the body. The second most abundant compound in cannabis, CBD is not intoxicating and has none of the psychoactive properties of marijuana.
Is Hemp the same as Marijuana?
No. Hemp and marijuana are two types of cannabis that are genetically distinct and differ in both cultivation, chemical properties, and use. Hemp is grown and cultivated for fiber and seed to produce a variety of products including foods, oils, rope, and fabrics. Marijuana is cultivated to yield high levels of the psychoactive ingredient THC, concentrated heavily in the flowers and buds. Marijuana is bred to have THC levels that can exceed 20% as opposed to hemp which has zero to less than .3% THC and no psychoactive properties.
Is Bare Roots’ CBD oil synthetic or natural?
Bare Roots is 100% all natural. We extract CBD oil from hemp, so our products are all 100% natural and do not contain any psychoactive substances.
How is CBD oil made?
Cannabidiol oil is obtained from hemp through a technique called CO2 extraction. Prevalent in the food industry, and “generally regarded as safe” by the FDA, CO2 extraction eliminates the risk of solvent residues in the final product. We use hemp because it doesn’t contain THC, and we opt for this technique because it enables us to produce oil that yields the full spectrum of cannabinoids in the Cannabis sativa plant. Our extracts contain a multitude of cannabinoids with positive effects, as well as terpenes, minerals, fatty acids, and vitamins. All these substances make our products nourishing and we recommend them as dietary supplements.
Where does Bare Roots’ hemp come from?
Bare Roots’ hemp is grown right here in the United States – Colorado to be exact. The concentrated hemp oil extract that we produce from our own carefully selected growers provides the best balance of cannabinoids and highest purity cannabidiol. Bare Roots ensures that its products are of the highest quality by consistently testing and using only non-GMO hemp. All products manufactured by Bare Roots are from hemp grown outdoors under natural sunlight with pesticide-free organic practices.
Is CBD oil legal?
Yes – CBD oil obtained from hemp is legal, because the FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products, so their consumption is not restricted.
Will I pass a drug test?
CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the two most prominent cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant, the other one being THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). CBD is not psychoactive, which means you cannot get high from cannabidiol-rich products. Many CBD products have no THC in them at all, and all CBD products derived from hemp have either ZERO or less than 0.3% THC. Many factors determine whether a person can pass a drug test, making them unpredictable, but the absence or trace amounts of THC found in CBD products is very minuscule.
How is it taken?
CBD can be taken orally by placing it under the tongue, allowing it to dissolve and be absorbed, or ingested in capsules and edibles. CBD can also be added to ointments and lotions for topical use or inhaled using a vaporizer. The method of ingestion plays a significant role in how quickly CBD enters the system, with vaporizing being quickest and most efficient.
Can CBD oil cure any condition?
We cannot make any medical claims. However, we do encourage you to research this topic yourself, as there are trustworthy websites where you’ll find studies on the effects and benefits of cannabidiol in various conditions. We may refer to such studies here, but only to inform you about them. Our CBD products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease although it is quite possible those suffering from any one or more of a variety of ailments could see benefit from taking CBD.
Does CBD oil cause side effects?
Hemp is considered generally safe, so there shouldn’t be any significant side effects of CBD, but we can’t rule them out as it really depends on how your body tolerates and adapts to CBD. We recommend that you consult your physician before using any supplement, including our CBD oil.
How much CBD oil should I take?
This really depends on which product you are using, how you use it and how your body adapts to it. We recommend starting with 1 drop per serving, once or twice a day and see if this dosage works for you. If it’s the first time you’re using a hemp oil supplement, we encourage you to discuss CBD oil with your healthcare practitioner, especially if you have specific questions.
What is a “Tincture” of CBD hemp oil?
A tincture is a liquid made from a plant “extract.” A tincture typically contains a solvent agent such as alcohol to keep the plant extract in a usable liquid suspension. 100% Pure hemp oil is extremely viscous, sticky and difficult to dispense or use as a result. Bare Roots uses coconut oil to form the basis of our hemp oil drops / CBD tinctures.