CBD101: The CBD Beginner’s Guide

What is CBD (Cannabidiol)?

CBD, Cannabidiol is an organic compound that comes from the leaves, stalks, and flowers of industrial hemp or cannabis plant. It is the most widely accepted non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD oil should not be confused with marijuana even though they both come from cannabis; The CBD oil contained in Pearl Holistic products is extracted from industrial hemp.

CBD oil and other hemp-extracted products are perfectly legal to be used and sold within the United States. The growing, processing, and selling of hemp extracts – including cannabinoids from industrial hemp – is possible through federal regulation within Section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 which the U.S. Congress passed and signed into law. Thanks to the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, zero THC CBD is now legal in the USA. That’s right; according to federal law, it is legal in all 50 states. That said, since the change in law is relatively new, some states might not fully embrace CBD.

Will using CBD oil get me “high?”

Because CBD is a non-psychoactive component from industrial hemp, it doesn’t have any elements of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) therefore, there’s no “high” effect from using CBD.

How will CBD affect my body?

CBD affects the body by triggering the receptors of the endocannabinoid system within your brain and nervous system. These receptors regulate various body parts and systems – and results may vary based on your purpose for using CBD.

How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?

CBD effects can take up to 30 minutes depending on the dosage. However, there are no psychoactive ingredients with CBD oil, and as such, there is no “high” effect; Instead, you should notice significant decrease in symptoms such as – reduced pain, and a calming sense. Again, results depend on your dosage and purpose for using CBD.

What is the endocannabinoid system and how does it work?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex arrangement of cannabinoid receptors within the brain and nervous system of humans and other mammals. These receptors regulate various functions of the body and are responsive to cannabinoids from hemp plants. The ECS affects many different body systems including but not limited to sleep, appetite, mood, pain, and memory.

Are there any side effects of CBD?

Known side effects from CBD usage are insignificant at best – and nowhere near as relevant as those side effects from pharmaceutical medicines. Some side effects that CBD users have reported is minor abdominal discomfort or mild sedation. Again, there’s no “high” effect or psychoactive properties with CBD, so there are no reasons to be overly concerned about your ability to perform day-to-day duties. * These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Is it possible to take too much CBD at once?

CBD dosages will vary from person to person. Some cases may only need a little dosage while others may require higher intakes – it depends on which symptoms you’re trying to relieve. There are no reports of any lethal or deadly doses of CBD.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

What does “Entourage Effect” mean?

The “entourage effect” describes utilizing all the beneficial compounds found in hemp rather than just a single-compound extract.

What exactly is a cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids are typically molecular compounds naturally made from hemp plants; however, they are also found in other plants and produce by our bodies. Science classifies cannabinoids as fatty compounds that play vital roles within our immune and central nervous system.

What makes hemp plants different from marijuana plants?

Hemp and marijuana essentially come from the same plant family, cannabis sativa. The main difference between the two is their level of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – the psychotropic cannabinoid. The Agricultural Act of 2014 describes legal hemp plants as containing less than 0.3% THC which also makes cannabinoids extracted from hemp, such as Cannabidiol (CBD) with less than 0.3%, legal as well.

What is “Broad Spectrum Extraction?”

Broad Spectrum extraction is a process that allows preservation of valuable terpenoids, essential oils, amino acids, and other beneficial cannabinoids. Pearl Holistic products successfully provides the “entourage effect” with each dose because of its use of broad spectrum extraction.

Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use Pearl Holistic products?

Not at all – Under the Federal Hemp law, you do not need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to purchase Pearl Holistic products.

Will using CBD oil show up on a drug test?

There is a chance that consuming CBD may lead to a positive drug test, as it does with any product made from hemp. However, Pearl Holistic products do not contain any THC. In any case, if this is a significant concern, we advise speaking with your employer or doctor before use.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

What’s the proper way to store CBD products from Pearl Holistic?

We suggest storing our products in a dry, cool area with no direct exposure to constant light or excessive heat.

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This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

What ingredients are used in Pearl Holistic CBD oil?

Pearl Holistic products use 100% organic, all-natural, USA-grown industrial hemp that is non-GMO and vegan certified. Please reference our product listing pages for a line-up of other ingredients per product including all-natural flavorings.* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Is there an expiration date for CBD products?

With proper storage, Pearl Holistic products can last up to 2 years.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

How much CBD should I take?

Because each person’s body and health condition is unique, it is difficult to set a predetermined dosage that is right for everyone. For severe symptoms, a higher dose may be required while mild symptoms won’t need as much. We recommend a consultation with your doctor or health professional to determine an amount right for you.

* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Supplements and the FDA

The FDA doesn’t regulate vitamins or supplements. It means there isn’t as much  oversight with supplements and you have to be careful about their origins. You need to understand the manufacturer’s testing and quality control measures, making sure their products are verified by an outside lab. You want to know that the product contains the advertised active ingredients and doesn’t contain impurities. It should meet label requirements, including potency. It’s not required but a good company will do these things, even if it costs more for them to produce and for the consumer to buy.