FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT CBD
1. What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a naturally-occurring cannabinoid component found in cannabis. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid without a psychoactive effect. After THC (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is the most studied natural cannabinoid. According to many researchers and scientists, CBD may be the most important cannabinoid ever discovered.
2. What is the best way to deliver CBD into you system with the maximum results?
Here at SunLand™ Naturals, we’ve developed a way to provide CBD with maximum absorption by allowing delivery directly to the bloodstream via oral tissue, bypassing the digestive system, in contrast to capsules, food, and liquids. PLUS, you can take the product when you’re asleep as well as awake. For maximum absorption, take the product as you go to sleep when saliva flow is at your lowest.
3. Are CBD and THC the same thing?
No, they are similar but different compounds. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids, but THC is the cannabinoid that gets you “high” or “stoned.” CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you won’t feel “high.”
4. Do you lab test you products?
We monitor our products regularly with HPLC tests via a third party lab to ensure there are NO chemicals, pesticides, residual solvents, heavy metals, mold, or pesticides/herbicides/insecticides in our products. There is a lot number on our each of our products that allows tracing of all ingredients to their sources. A third party lab results certification is located on the quality control web page.
5. Does one need a doctor’s prescription or medical marijuana card to use SunLand Naturals Products?
No you do not. SunLand™ Naturals products are classified as hemp food products and therefore available legally to everyone. SunLand™ Naturals operates in accordance with all laws and statutes.
6. Does CBD interact with other drugs, and what dosage do I need for my ailment?
Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing numerous drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advise patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking some medications. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either increase or reduce the effects of other drugs. In some situations, it may be advisable for a doctor to monitor a patient’s blood level of other medications while taking CBD. Here at SunLand™ Naturals we are prohibited from saying what benefits CBD has, but do your own research. Here is a link to a CBD informational site: www.projectcbd.org
7. Why does CBD work well for so many different things?
Did you know that all mammals produce cannabinoids naturally as part of what is called our “Endocannabinoid System” (ECS). It was discovered in the late 1990s that the ECS serves to help the body’s immune, digestive and central nervous systems maintain balance or homeostasis. When our bodies are deficient in cannabinoids due to genetics or environmental stress, a variety of neurological conditions may develop. Fortunately, plant-based phytocannabinoids including CBD can be introduced into our diets when cannabinoid deficiencies exist and they may help restore our bodies to homeostasis, allowing natural healing.
8. What is the safety of your Hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?
Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative side effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp Extract supplements.
9. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Scientifically, hemp and marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa however, they have a different genetic profile. Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis Sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis Ruderalis. The big difference is how hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis Sativa. Typically speaking, hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, with very few flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis Sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. Newer hemp varieties in the USA are now bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes without higher THC.
99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and just a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, often has a very high amount of CBD and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the “high.” Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil may refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis. In the USA the legal definition of “hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “the plant Cannabis Sativa and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
10. Are Hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from Marijuana?
Yes CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
11. Are SunLand™ Naturals products legal to ship to all 50 US States?
Yes. SunLand™ Naturals CBD products ships its proprietary hemp derived CBD products to all 50 States. The United States Farm Bill of 2014 classified hemp as containing less than 0.3% THC. Because SunLand™ Naturals products contain either 0.0% THC (CBD isolate) or less than 0.3% THC (full-spectrum), we are allowed by U.S. Federal law to ship to all states.