What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, is an extract from hemp, a commonly used term for strains of the cannabis sativa plant with very low levels of THC. Hemp is used in a wide range of products in the United States and globally.
Is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phytochemicals (such as hemp) from a plant. Co2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world. One of many reason it’s important for Hemp Boca to educate and raise awareness to consumers about our products.
Co2 extraction has been the method of extraction for the food and herbal supplement industries. Co2 is a common food additive as well.
We may often hear about super-critical Co2 extractions, but that’s actually only one method of Co2 extraction. There’s Sub-critical Co2 Extractions, and ‘mid-critical’ extractions, a general range between Sub-critical and Super-critical.
At Hemp Boca, we use Sub-critical (low temp, low pressure) Co2 extractions. It does take more time and produce much smaller quantities than Super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Super-critical, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes.
Highly recommended Full-Spectrum Co2 Hemp Extracts include first performing a Sub-critical Extraction, separating the extracted oil, then extracting the same plant material using super-critical pressure, and finally homogenizing both oil extracts into one.
In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a Co2 Total Extract. Our exclusive use of whole-plant, full-spectrum Co2 total extracts enhances the Hemp Boca CBD Oil Entourage Effect.
Full Panel Screening
At Hemp Boca, we have very high-standards regarding the quality, purity and potency of each product we create. The state-of-the-art laboratory we use, applies a High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to measure CBD levels, as close to a milligram, in every batch. Then, to make sure this process runs correctly, the batch is transferred to a third-party laboratory to validate the results. This is a very crucial step because we make sure there are no pesticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, residual solvents and any microbiological contamination. Finally, a separate lab test is performed to make sure there is no heavy metal contamination in either the raw materials or the finished products.
In summary, you as a consumer are in control of your destiny. Wouldn’t you feel better knowing what you consume in your body is purified, all natural, no pesticides, no GMO, no additives or preservatives just as nature intended. Us, at Hemp Boca, are very proud to stand behind our products and committed to continue educating consumers.
Is CBD Legal
CBD is completely legal in all 50 states. The FDA considers hemp and hemp-derived extracts to be food-based products. As such, there are no legal restrictions on their importation, production, sale or consumption in the United States, as well as most of the industrialized world. Hemp oil is legal in over 40 countries around the world. Hemp oil is consumed by millions of people around the world, and this number is rapidly rising as an increasing number of studies explore its many potential health benefits.
Is it like Marajuana
Often, hemp is considered the same as marijuana, as hemp oil for pain can reduce pain quickly. However, these are two types of cannabis that are different from each other in terms of chemical properties, cultivation process, usage and other traits. Hemp is mainly cultivated for producing natural hemp oil for pain, fabrics, food, rope and other items. Marijuana contains high levels—up to 20 percent—of the psychoactive ingredient THC, whereas hemp contains less than 0.3 percent.
Will I get high from CBD
This is the most common question people ask about CBD or hemp oil for pain. CBD does not contain any psychoactive component that is associated with marijuana or similar products. Therefore, there is no chance of feeling intoxicated by using this oil. Industrial hemp may have a maximum of 0.3 percent THC to produce 99 percent pure CBD.
Is CBD safe
The reputed companies make high-quality CBD products that reach the market after consistent testing. The core product, hemp, is grown with precaution in a natural way, avoiding all pesticides and chemicals. Both CBD and hemp are safe to be used, as they typically do not cause any side effects. However, you should always use a CBD product only after consulting a physician.
What conditions can it help
Recent scientific research shows that CBD oil can treat and cure many diseases. Many testimonials have proven that CBD is helpful in curing anxiety, asthma, epilepsy, inflammation, insomnia, bipolar disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, chronic pain and many more.
Will it be exposed in a drug test
Most CBD products contain no or very little THC. Therefore, a person under the treatment of CBD products will generally not be exposed in a drug test.
Difference between CBD and THC
CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are similar in that they’re both cannabinoids that interact with the cannabinoid receptors of the endocannabinoid system. However, their similarities just about stop there. THC is the cannabinoid that directly activates that CB1 receptor to elicit a euphoric side effect. CBD, on the other hand, is considered an indirect antagonist of the CB1 receptor because it blocks it from linking with other compounds. Not only is CBD non-psychoactive itself, but also it counteracts the euphoric effects of CB1 agonists like THC.
The two compounds aren’t opponents, however. While THC directly activates the cannabinoid receptors and CBD indirectly interacts with them, together, along with other cannabinoids and natural constituents found in pure hemp oil, they work together in what’s referred to as the “entourage effect” to provide therapeutic effects.
When was THC discovered
By most accounts, THC was first discovered in Israel in 1964 by Dr. Raphael Mechoulam – aka the father of modern cannabis. His discovery of THC paved the way for later discoveries, and also earned him numerous honors, including a NIDA Discovery Award in 2011.
How is THC produced
Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is produced by the cannabis plant in the form of a carboxylic acid (commonly called THCA). This acidic form of THC is non-psychoactive, which means that fresh, raw cannabis does NOT deliver a high. When heated (decarboxylated), though, THCA transforms into THC, giving it its psychoactive effects.
Is the quality of THC the same in Marajuana
Not quite. It might seem like THC is THC, but the fact is that each strain has the potential to produce radically different amounts of THCA. The decarboxylation process also plays an important role in the final THC product, as excessive heat can cycle THC into a more thermally stable form (delta-8-THC), which is commonly found in poorly-made cannabis extractions.
How long does THC stay in your body
THC is a “clinger” to fatty tissues; the tissues quickly absorb the chemical when consumed, and then release it slowly back into the blood. In general, standard urine tests can detect traces of THC in your system up to one month after use, though THC metabolites have been detected in hair samples over 90 days after consumption.
Are urine tests accurate when taking drug test
The major problem with THC urine tests is that it doesn’t really test for THC, but a different chemical called THC-COOH – a metabolite that is produced when the liver breaks down THC (THC-COOH is actually the chemical that stays in your system and appears on different drug tests).
Can THC Effect my baby
Research indicates that the use of marijuana by a mother during the first month of breastfeeding can impair the infant’s motor development. Research also shows more anger and more regressive behavior (thumb sucking, temper tantrums) in toddlers whose parents use marijuana as opposed to those who do not. In other words, it is certainly not advised to consume marijuana while pregnant.
Is THC the same as CBD
Absolutely not. THC is the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana – the compound that produces the “high” effect. CBD is the “second most” talked about cannabinoid in marijuana, but unlike its cousin, it is entirely non-psychoactive (i.e. it does NOT produce a high). Furthermore, CBD is known to actually reduce or counter the psychoactive effects of THC.
What are the benefits of THC
Over the years, THC has (among other things) been found to provide therapeutic relief from:
- Pain relief
- Nausea and vomiting
- Decreased appetite
- Sleep aid
- Crohn’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Multiple sclerosis