CBD frequently
asked questions

Here are some of the most common questions people have about CBD.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, abbreviated to “CBD”, is one of approximately 115 “phytocannabinoids” naturally occurring in hemp (cannabis) plants.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a diverse group of chemical compounds naturally found in the human body (endo-cannabinoids) and also in cannabis plants (phyto-cannabinoids).

How do Cannabinoids work?

Cannabinoids interact with receptors of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in the body to restore a normal state of healthy balance.

Is CBD Psychoactive?

No, CBD present in all strains of hemp is not a psychoactive compound—CBD will not get you high (unless it contains THC). A good quality tested CBD product that is THC-free should not cause you to fail a drug test.

What is THC?

Delta-9 THC is largely responsible for the psychoactive effects of cannabis. THC can build up in the body and can result in failed drug tests over time.

Is CBD Legal?

What is Industrial hemp?

Industrial hemp is the hemp plant which has been used historically to produce hemp seed oil, rope, paper, household items, clothing and now CBD extract. By law, industrial hemp strains must contain less than 0.3% THC.

What are the components of whole hemp?

The hemp plant consists of over 480 natural “phyto” compounds which includes cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and fatty acids.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are the primary constituents of the essential oils providing the scent and flavor of the plant. They may also have other functions such as protection of the plant.

What is the Entourage Effect?

The Entourage Effect results when the many components within the hemp plant interact with the body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone—it’s a synergistic effect.

Where is Dr. Formulated CBD hemp grown?

Our hemp is 100% grown and produced in the USA. We established our farm co-op in eastern Oregon for one simple reason—this is one of the most fertile biomes for hemp cultivation in the world. It is grown outside (not in hot houses) according to Good Agricultural Practices in naturally rich soil, with natural sunlight and pure rain water.

Is Dr. Formulated hemp organic?

Our farmers continually follow Organic Farming Practices according to NOP (National Organic Program). They do not use any herbicides, pesticides or fungicides. Our first Certified Organic crop will be planted in May 2019 and will be harvested in the fall.

Is Dr. Formulated hemp Non-GMO?

Yes, our hemp is produced from certified seed stock which has been produced by natural plant breeding methods to be high in CBD and low in THC ( <0.3%). It is also third-party tested by IGEN to validate the absence of GMO’s.

Do you use the whole hemp plant?

Yes, we use the whole hemp plant (above ground) including the stems, leaves and other aerial parts.

What method is used to concentrate CBD in Dr. Formulated CBD products?

Garden of Life only uses Supercritical CO2 extraction to concentrate CBD. While it is common practice to use solvents or alcohol in conjunction with other methods, there are absolutely no solvents or alcohol used at any stage for our CBD products. Our CBD is tested to be solvent free. We use the safest and cleanest method of extraction possible which is much more expensive than using solvents. CO2 is recyclable and it does not create any toxic waste in the local environment.

What is isolated CBD?

In chemistry, to “isolate “means to separate (a substance) into its purest form, free of other compounds. Isolated CBD is pure CBD without the presence of other cannaboids or terpenes.

Is Dr. Formulated CBD an isolate?

No, Dr. Formulated CBD is not an isolate, it is a concentrated CBD, delivering a guaranteed dosage of CBD per serving, along with other beneficial cannabinoids found in hemp, plus terpenes to produce an entourage effect. Third-party testing results are available through a QR code on the packaging.

Does Dr. Formulated CBD contain THC?

To avoid any concerns about psychoactive effects or failed drug tests, our CBD is labeled as THC Free and is supported by third-party published testing for every batch via QR code on the carton.

What is Full Spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum is often used to convey that the whole plant was used, not just stalk or stem. Whole cannabis sativa plant contains 480 phyto compounds including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and fatty acids.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD?

Dr. Formulated CBD is Broad Spectrum, which means that it has the benefits of full spectrum without any of the concerns of THC. Broad Spectrum is a term our supplier coined to define a CBD extract that has concentrated levels of CBD, with no detectable THC.

What are the terpenes you should look for on a Certificate of Analysis?

Dr Bland states that the research shows that out of 44 terpenes found in hemp there are 6 major players to look for: beta-caryophyllene, alpha and beta-pinene, beta-myrcene, limonene and alpha-humulene.” These six major terpenes found in hemp oil each have a strong physiological effects that relate to the well-known clinical applications for CBD. (The other 38 terpenes that have been identified in hemp oil show considerable variation from sample to sample and therefore do not appear to be the major contributors to reproducible influence on the entourage effect in hemp).

Why do you add Organic Essential Oils to your CBD formulas?

All Garden of Life CBD products include unique blends of organic 100% pure essential oils, working in combination with CBD and other components of the whole hemp extract, to create a more potent entourage effect.

What Cannabinoids in addition to CBD should you look for on Certificate of Analysis?

Although there are over 100 cannabinoids naturally present hemp, no CBD formula on the market contains more than a handful. According to our experts Dr. David Perlmutter and Dr. Jeffrey Bland, CBD is the principal cannabinoid that is needed in a significant amount for clinical efficacy. This is why we pioneered methods to concentrate CBD using a standardized clean method. Our Broad spectrum CBD has the highest concentration of CBD without THC, along with the other cannabinoids as shown in our C of A below and which we make available to consumers through QR code on the carton.

What are the health benefits of CBD?

Legally we are not allowed to make any health claims about CBD however you can research CBD studies easily online. Our CBD+ formulas contain added clinically studied ingredients to support targeted usages such as for sleep and healthy inflammatory response.

What delivery systems are your CBD Formulas available in?

Dr. Formulated CBD is available in liquids, Non-GMO softgels and also as a convenient spray.

How does Dr. Formulated CBD differ from other companies CBD Products?

• Well known trusted brand • Dr. Formulated • THC-Free • Committed to Managing Risk • 3rd Party Certified for Purity & Potency by Labdoor • Organic & Traceable Farming Practices • Grown to Organic Standards • Complete USA Supply Chain • Solvent-Free CO2 Supercritical Extraction

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