Frequently Asked Questions About CBD
Cannabidiol, commonly referred to as “CBD,” is derived from hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), and was discovered in 1940. CBD does not have the same psychoactivity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Instead, users report a calming effect, using CBD as a supplement for a wide variety of ailments. In recent studies, CBD has been shown to interact with the endocannabinoid system, the orexinergic system, and the serotonergic system in positive ways. Because these systems control a huge variety of functions, from your immune system to pain management to your mood and much more, it will take time for research to catch up with the wide range of uses people have found for CBD. Clinical research for using CBD as a treatment option is still in the preliminary stages for many conditions due to financial and legal difficulties, however the FDA has already approved the CBD medication Epidiolex for use in two rare forms of epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome) that were notoriously difficult to treat, paving the way for lawmakers to allow for more research and legalization of hemp-derived CBD products.
Because CBD doesn’t give you a “high” feeling and most people report little to no side effects, people who supplement with CBD enjoy its positive effects without it interfering in their day to day lives the way that many prescribed medications can. There is some promising research and positive anecdotal evidence that CBD may help with the following, although clinical research is still being conducted, and you should discuss any health issues and supplement plans with your physician.
We are living in a pivotal time in history. With the recent passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, more and more Americans are becoming aware of the benefits of hemp. At Oil Well CBD, every aspect of our business is conducted in a way that supports progressive, American businesses from the hemp farmers, to the lab that tests each batch of our full-spectrum CBD oil to the forward-thinking bank that specializes in the cannabis industry and is one of the oldest, most-respected credit card merchant services and e-check processing companies in America.
Yes, Oil Well CBD full-spectrum CBD oil is 100% natural. CDB occurs naturally in the cannabis plant.
CBD has a wide variety of uses and has been extensively scientifically studied – some studies even funded by the United States government. The evidence for the medical benefits of CBD is staggering, showing promising potential for the treatment of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, neurological disorders such as multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, gut disorders, cardiovascular conditions, and even dermatitis and psoriasis. In fact, as of June 25, 2018, the FDA officially recognized the medicinal effects of CBD by approving a drug called Epidiolex to treat two types of severe pediatric disorders. Speak with your doctor about the plentiful benefits of incorporating CBD therapies into your treatment plan.
CBD is not psychoactive, meaning that it does not have any intoxicating effects, therefore it is not considered an addictive substance. In fact, individuals going through addiction recovery have been known to use CBD to combat anxiety which in turn can help with impulse control.
CBD, like St. John’s Wort and grapefruit juice can inhibit something called CYP450, which affects how certain drugs are metabolized by the body. This can cause a slower processing time, causing there to be a ‘build up’ of different drugs in your system, which can lead to unwanted side effects. Some of the drugs that run the risk of potential interactions are:
- Angiotensin II blockers
- Calcium channel blockers
- HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
- Immune modulators
- Oral hypoglycemic agents
This is not an exhaustive list of possible drug interactions with CBD. Always talk to your doctor before supplementing with CBD, as you would with any other dietary supplement.
CBD isolate, which, as the name implies, isolates the CBD from the rest of the cannabis plant leaving the cannabidiol in its purest form, while full-spectrum CBD contains trace amounts of the wide range of over 100 cannabinoids that naturally occur in cannabis. Full-spectrum CBD contains essential fatty acids, proteins, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. While both full-spectrum and CBD isolate both are highly beneficial for a wide range of health conditions, studies have shown that the benefits of full-spectrum CBD outweigh the benefits of CBD isolate alone due to the inclusion of the other compounds in full-spectrum CBD.
The short answer – no. Properly extracted and processed CBD oil will not get you high. Even full-spectrum CBD, like the kind you can purchase from Oil Well CBD, does not contain enough tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cause any psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD stunts the effectiveness of THC, which can calm the ‘paranoia’ some individuals experience when ingesting THC.
Pets, especially dogs and cats, can benefit from supplementing with CBD oil. Commonly used for treating arthritis and anxiety, CBD oil can ease a number of ailments when it comes to your pet. See our pages on CBD Oil for Dogs and CBD Oil for Cats for more detailed information. As always, speak to your veterinarian before incorporating CBD oil into your pet’s diet, especially as drug interactions may be possible, as with any herbal supplement.
In December 2019, the United States Federal Government passed the US Farm Bill which declares hemp, which contains less than .3% THC, as legal in the United States. Each and every batch of Oil Well CBD oil is lab-tested for compliance (and quality) and can be purchased and shipped nationally under the 2018 Farm Act.
Beyond ingesting CBD oil to experience its health benefits, CBD can also be applied topically. Full-spectrum CBD contains essential fatty acids and flavonoids, which are shown to be effective in combating psoriasis, inflammation, acne, and dry skin.
Many other plants produce cannabinoids or cannabinoid-like compounds, including some of the most recognizable plant supplements on the market. Plants besides cannabis that produce cannabinoids are Coneflower (Echinacea), Electric Daisy, Japanese Liverwort, Helichrysum, and even Cacao!
Every single batch of Oil Well CBD is lab-tested for quality and legal compliance. Our full-spectrum CBD is of the highest quality available on the market. Be wary of purchasing full-spectrum CBD oil from unverified sources, as many CBD companies do not process or test their products in a way that yields a high-quality result. By purchasing full-spectrum CBD from Oil Well CBD, you can rest assured that you are getting a safe, natural, legal, quality product.
At Oil Well CBD, full-spectrum CBD oil is our passion and we are always available to answer any question you might have regarding CBD oil. Feel free to reach out to a member of our team any time. We are here to help.
This information on this page, including Oil Well CBD’s product, is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always speak with your doctor before starting a new health program, including the addition of CBD oil or any other supplement, into your treatment plan.