Frequently Asked Questions

WHO IS CBD NATIONAL?

CBD NATIONALl is a consulting company that has been offering business services to the Cannabis & Hemp Industry since 2013. Every product and service we offer, has been put through an extensive quality control program and has been tested at our R&D facility located in Southern Oregon. From seed to sale, our team of experts provides consulting, marketing, sales. and distribution of Industrial Hemp and Hemp derived products. Every farm we work with has been throughly vetted and procured their seeds from us and our seed breeders.  Every processor we work with has also been thoroughly vetted and purchased their material from our farms or runs our genetics.  Every hemp derived product we offer came from our family of farms, processors, and most importantly- genetics from our seed breeders. Most importantly, we only work with companies that share our values of clean, organic, sustainable, earth friendly practices. The CEO of our company began using these products many years ago after being involved in a near fatal car accident. At one point, while in her 30's, she was given six months to live. To live with the pain she was put on a plethera of opioids to make her final days more comfortable.  Sandy, our CEO insists on trying each and every new product before putting it out to market. CBD NATIONAL is not just a company, it's a lifestyle.

 WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol (Can-a-bid-i-ol), a prominent naturally occurring class of molecules called cannabinoids found in the plant genus Cannabis Sativa L. CBD comprises up to 40% of the plant and is one of over 60 plus compounds found in cannabis. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied. CBD is a non-psychoactive component of the plant that possesses a wide range of benefits and does not cause a euphoric high, unlike THC. Our bodies are made up of an endocannabinoid system and use cannabinoids to maintain equanimity.

Akin to dopamine and serotonin, endocannabinoids can operate like neurotransmitters — the chemical messengers that activate or switch off our nerves. That, in turn, sparks or dampens the electric pulses that create our thoughts, behaviors and movements

Our nerves receive those chemical messages through neurotransmitter receptors — think of them like radio antennas. Cannabinoids have two known receptors called CB1 and CB2.

This is where the mental effects of THC and CBD differ. THC makes us high because it has a strong affinity for the CB1 receptor, but CBD is the opposite. CBD does not typically interact with the CB1 receptor…at least not directly. Research shows CBD can elevate the body’s self-made endocannabinoids, and scientists are also hunting for a “hidden” brain receptor for the cannabis extract.

 

WHAT ARE ITS USES?

Here are some of the possible benefits of CBD oil:

Arthritis pain

CBD oil is popular for easing pain associated with arthritis.

A study in the European Journal of Pain used an animal model to see if CBD could help people with arthritis manage their pain. Researchers applied a topical gel containing CBD to rats with arthritis for 4 days.

Their researchers note a significant drop in inflammation and signs of pain, without additional side effects.

People using CBD oil for arthritis may find relief from their pain, but more human studies need to be done to confirm these findings.

Multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease that affects the entire body through the nerves and brain.

Muscle spasms are one of the most common symptoms of MS. These spasms can be so great they cause constant pain in some people.

One report found that short-term use of CBD oil could reduce the levels of spasticity a person feels. The results are modest, but many people reported a reduction in symptoms. More studies on humans are needed to verify these results.

Chronic pain

The same report studied CBD use for general chronic pain. Researchers compiled the results of multiple systematic reviews covering dozens of trials and studies. Their research concluded that there is substantial evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain in adults.

A separate study in the Journal of Experimental Medicine supports these results. This research suggests that using CBD can reduce pain and inflammation.

The researchers also found that subjects were not likely to build up a tolerance to the effects of CBD, so they would not need to increase their dose continually.

They noted that cannabinoids, such as CBD, could offer helpful new treatments for people with chronic pain.

CBD currently has a range of applications and promising possibilities.

These include:

Although more research is required to confirm some uses of CBD oil, it is shaping up as a potentially promising and versatile treatment.

In June 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved one form of CBD as a treatment for people with two rare and specific kinds of epilepsy, namely Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) or Dravet syndrome (DS).

The brand name of this drug is Epidiolex.

Hemp derived CBD products that contain less than 0.3% THC are legal federally and legal in many states. 

People must check their state's laws and those of anywhere they intend to travel. They must keep in mind that the FDA does not approve or regulate nonprescription CBD products.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE?

No matter what condition you’re trying to treat with CBD, giving yourself an adequate dosage is key — or it might not work for you.

It can be tough to figure out how much CBD you should take, as CBD isn’t currently regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and there are no official recommended dosages.

Here’s what you need to know about figuring out how much CBD to take.

What the research says about CBD

CBD has been the subject of a lot of discussion and research over the past few years.

As this 2017 review Trusted Source shows, a great deal of research has found that it’s a relatively safe treatment. The studies analyzed in that review didn’t show that there’s one universal dosage of CBD that everyone should take. Instead, it underscored the fact that different people (and, in the animal studies, different animals) respond to different dosages of CBD. Most of the human studies use dosages anywhere between 20 and 1,500 milligrams (mg) per day.

It’s worth remembering that there’s still a lot about CBD that we don’t know. As the cannabis industry grows, researchers will likely conduct more studies on cannabis, including marijuana and hemp, and its derivatives.

Figuring out the right amount for you

The amount of CBD you should take depends on a range of factors, including:

  • your body weight
  • the condition you’re treating
  • your individual body chemistry
  • the concentration of CBD in each pill, capsule, drop, or gummy

In other words, there are a variety of variables that you should use to determine how much CBD to take. Before trying CBD, be sure to talk to your doctor about an appropriate dosage and any potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. 

If your doctor doesn’t provide a recommendation, it’s best to start with a smaller dosage and gradually increase it. This could mean starting with 20 to 40 mg a day. After a week, increase this amount by 5 mg. Continue this until you feel that it’s effectively treating your symptoms.

For example, you might start off with 40 mg to treat severe pain. You can take 40 mg on days when you’re in a lot of pain. After a week, you increase it to 45 mg, and after a second week, you use 50 mg. At this point, you might feel that your pain is bearable.

It might be wise to keep track of how much CBD you’re taking and whether your symptoms are getting better. Write it down on paper or in a notes app on your phone.

SUMMARY

Start with a small dosage of CBD and increase slowly until you reach your desired effect. Your ideal dosage of CBD depends on a lot of factors, like your body weight, body chemistry, the condition you’re treating, and the concentration of CBD in the product you’re using.

 

There is no need for a prescription or medical card to purchase CBD products derived from hemp that contains less than .3% THC. CBD is a natural constituent of the Hemp strains of the plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, this oil is not illegal based on federal law. Some states however have yet to establish regulations.  The most accurate point that we can make about state law is that it depends where you are. CBD Oil/Hemp Oil is legal in most countries in the world as long is it contains low or in some countries untraceable concentrations of the molecule THC.

The hemp oil in our product contains CBD which is a LEGAL cannabinoid from hemp. It contains minuscule amounts (parts per billion) of THC that COULD show up in a drug screen. CBD National cannot guarantee that you will or will not pass a drug screen due to the amount of variables. Our products contain less than .3% THC. Drug screens vary and some can be more sensitive than others. If you have to take a drug test, it is best to not use our product.

Oils are to be taken sublingually and held under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before being swallowed.

No. Our Hemp Extract products are all made from industrial hemp, which only has trace amounts of THC. The feeling you may get we like to describe as equanimity.

You will normally receive your CBD National product within 3 to 9 working days.

Because of the potential health dangers associated with used products we can not accept returns. If you are dissatisfied with our product for any reason contact us and we will listen to your comments and workout a solution for you.

 

 

* Portions of the above answers were taken from healthline.com. and Is CBD Legal? PBS