Our CBD Isolate Tinctures have been tested and verified, it contains no detectable traces (0%) of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). You can see the signed test results by scrolling further down in this page.
We believe it is very important that our customers are well informed with what they are buying. We don't want to mislead anyone so we have included information from credible sources along with their links to fully explain what CBD is and the legal matters surrounding it. After all of this information you will see some photos of what some are claiming CBD can do for the body. Most importantly, if you are taking other medication or supplements, pregnant or breastfeeding, you should discuss it with your doctor.
According to the National Library of Medicine (NLM)
CBD is Cannabidiol, a chemical in the Cannabis sativa plant, also known as marijuana or hemp. Over 80 chemicals, known as cannabinoids, have been identified in the Cannabis sativa plant. While delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the major active ingredient in marijuana, cannabidiol is also obtained from hemp, which contains only very small amounts of THC.
The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to sell hemp and hemp products in the U.S. But that doesn't mean that all hemp-derived cannabidiol products are legal. Since cannabidiol has been studied as a new drug, it can't be legally included in foods or dietary supplements. Also, cannabidiol can't be included in products marketed with therapeutic claims. Cannabidiol can only be included in "cosmetic" products and only if it contains less than 0.3% THC. But there are still products labeled as dietary supplements on the market that contain cannabidiol. The amount of cannabidiol contained in these products is not always reported accurately on the product label.
Cannabidiol is most commonly used for seizure disorder (epilepsy). It is also used for anxiety, pain, a muscle disorder called dystonia, Parkinson disease, Crohn disease, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.
At its November 2017 meeting, the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) concluded that, in its pure state, cannabidiol does not appear to have abuse potential or cause harm. As such, as CBD is not currently a scheduled substance in its own right (only as a component of cannabis extracts), current information does not justify a change in this scheduling position and does not justify scheduling of the substance.
Not scheduling a substance means that it is not subject to strict international controls, including for production and supply. Its legal status in countries is something for national legislators to decide. Some countries have eased regulations around cannabidiol, to consider products containing CBD to be medical products. These include Australia, Canada, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States of America.
Some people have been using cannabidiol to calm spasms during epileptic fits. The New England Journal of Medicine also published a study lately saying there is some evidence it may be effective during epileptic seizures. This means it could have some medical use but more evidence is needed.
From the National Library of Medicine (NLM) https://magazine.medlineplus.gov/article/the-abcs-of-cbd-separating-fact-from-fiction
We don't know of any severe side effects at this time. But there were mild side effects reported in the epilepsy studies, mostly gastrointestinal issues like diarrhea. There were also some reported drug-to-drug interactions. That's why, for safety reasons, it's important that CBD or any cannabis product go through the FDA review process.
Risks & Side Effects from the WHO
The WHO stated that “no public health problems… have been associated with the use of pure CBD,” and there has been no known association with potential for dependence or abuse, unlike most pharma alternatives. The most commonly reported potential side effects of CBD usage were diarrhea and bloating, with some also reporting nausea. About 3% of patients in studies reported liver problems and had to discontinue CBD use. Specifically, in dementia, some patients reported increased tremor with high doses of CBD. As with any new treatment, patients and caregivers should monitor effects and outcomes closely.
Summary: H.R.5485 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Hemp Farming Act of 2018
The legislation was introduced by in the Senate by Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) as S. 2667, and in the House by Rep. James Comer (R-KY1) as H.R. 5485.
What the bill does
The Hemp Farming Act would fully legalize hemp. It was introduced in the Senate by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, one of the Senate’s most stringent adversaries of legalized marijuana.
It would also remove most existing restrictions or regulations limiting hemp growers’ access to banking or crop insurance, among other things.
H.R.2 - Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 - 115th Congress (2017-2018)
Became Public Law No: 115-334 on 12/20/2018
This bill legalizes industrial hemp that has a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana) concentration of no more than 0.3% by removing it from schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. States and Indian tribes may regulate the production of hemp by submitting a plan to the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bill also makes hemp producers eligible for the federal crop insurance program and certain USDA research grants.
The FDA has only approved one drug made from CBD: an epilepsy medication named Epidiolex. No one knows for sure how it works, but Cheer and other researchers suspect that Epidiolex tweaks how much calcium can get inside of our nerves.
Without going too far into the particulars, our nerve cells use calcium to carry those electrical pulses throughout the body. If a nerve cell has too much calcium, it will fire electric pulses at too fast a rate, which can cause a state of distress called excitotoxicity.
CBD appears to maintain a healthy balance of calcium in nerve cells, which wards off the electrical overloads and damage that happen during seizures.
Cheer said there is also strong support that CBD reduces anxiety and stymies addiction to opioids and marijuana. It may also offer sleep benefits to patients with multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and Huntington’s disease.
But FDA approval for these treatments, other medicines like lotions and foods may take years, and “the pace of discovery has already been significantly hindered by the scheduling of the plant,” Cheer said.
Dementia Care Central has very good information about CBD and treating symptoms of Alzheimer's and other Dementias. click on the button below to see their information and their recommended dosages, we can not post their information here.
Broad or wide spectrum is hemp extract that preserves the naturally-occurring cannabinoids and terpenes in the hemp and cannabis plant, except for THC. Isolate is an extract that solely contains CBD. CBD isolate does not preserve other cannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp and cannabis plant.