What is CBD?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid and one of the most abundant constituents of hemp. CBD does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-intoxicating makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief without the cannabis high. Medical trials suggest that CBD may help with pain, anxiety, depression, acne, inflammation, muscle soreness, and can lower blood sugar levels in those with diabetes and heart disease. When adjusted to a personalized dosage, it can promote overall wellness.
What is CBG?
CBG (Cannabigerol) is the neutral cannabinoid which arises through decarboxylation from the acid precursor (CBGA). CBGA is an extremely important cannabinoid from which almost all other cannabinoids are formed. As a result, CBGA is also called the stem cell in cannabinoid biosynthetic pathway. CBG is a non-psychoactive compound that is derived from legal hemp plants. CBG displays a multitude of potential benefits including but not limited to possibly work as a neuroprotectant, antioxidant, antibacterial agent, antifungal agent, appetite stimulant for chemo patients, treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation reduction, and lowering intraocular pressure in those with glaucoma.
Is CBD Legal?
Yes, it is legal. Many people are confused over the legality of Hemp. There is no need for a prescription or medical card to purchase hemp CBD. It is a natural constituent of the high CBD Hemp strains of the plant containing very low levels of THC.
Recent history and legality of Hemp CBD by year:
- -Prior to 2014, all cannabis, including hemp, was not approved federally; it was not regulated or lawful except under a DEA license as a Schedule 1 drug / agricultural commodity (i.e., food).
- -A 2004 9th Circuit ruling where the Hemp Industries Association won the right to import hemp products (expressly omitting inclusion of the hemp flower) caused the importation of material sourced from Hemp stalk and seed only to increase substantially.
- -US Farm Bill, Section 7606 created a federal structure for industrial Hemp pilot programs at the state level to engage in the growth, cultivation, and marketing of Hemp. Various state legislation and regulatory structures provided the legal basis for low-THC Hemp production.
- -An amendment allowing for the movement of Hemp plant matter, including seeds, across state lines was included in the U.S. Agricultural Appropriations Bill.
- -Congress passed the Omnibus Act, which prevented federal monies from being spent to prohibit the transportation, processing, sale or use of industrial Hemp that is grown or cultivated in accordance with Section 7606 of the U.S. Farm Bill.
- -A Statement of Principles signifying the federal acceptance of Hemp was issued by the USDA, in conjunction with co-signers from DEA/DOJ and FDA/HSS.
- -NIFA, a part of the U.S.D.A., announced that it will accept Hemp-related projects for funding grants.
- -Federal politicians, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, declared in writing, their support for Hemp as an agricultural commodity.
- -The 2017 Omnibus Spending Bill passed, including previous Hemp language and clearly articulating state/international line transportation.
- -Congress agreed to the final version of the 2018 Farm Bill, and President Trump signed it into legislation, signaling the official nationwide legalization of industrial hemp—a moment long awaited by the cannabis industry.
What CBD/CBG product is right for me?
If you’re just now dipping your toes into the world of medicinal CBD, you might feel a little lost when deciding how to take it. There are many options available to you. All of these options will be useful to you regardless of your condition. So, you’ll need to decide what the most convenient option is for you.
A CBD Balm or Roll On would be best for those using it for localized pain in specific areas of the body or for skin issues. You can expect anywhere from 20 to 40 minutes for the CBD to absorb through the skin and take effect.
CBD/CBG Oils are great if you want to quickly take a dropper full under your tongue for a feeling of calm and relaxation. If you are wanting long-lasting effects (8 – 12 hours), oral ingestion is your choice. Expect to notice the effects in about 30 – 45 minutes. This allows for more discretion as well.
CBD Vape Oil Additives are a popular option that can be added to your favorite e-vape liquid. Inhalation triples the bioavailability of cannabinoids (the amount of a substance your body can actually absorb and use) compared to ingestion. If you are seeking quick effects (30 – 120 seconds), vaping is your choice. And, the effects are noticed for about 2 – 6 hours on average.
How much CBD should I take?
In general, you’ll want to start your doses out small and move up from there. The majority of frequent (daily) CBD users find that a dose between 10 and 20 mg (administered once or twice daily) is enough to provide effective relief. However, a lot of people out there will find fantastic relief with as little as 1-3 mg per day. Most patients simply take a dose in the morning, and then another one about 12 hours later in the evening.
In any regard, you’ll want to start off with a significantly small dose. While we’re certainly not aiming to provide ANY kind of recommendations or personal suggestions, a lot of people who take CBD for anxiety or depression will start off with an initial dose of 1 mg. If you’re you are taking it for acute or chronic pain, an initial dose of 5 mg may be more appropriate. Either way, these are decent jumping off points that will allow you to systematically gauge where to go from there. Also, keep a keen eye on how long the effects of the CBD actually last. A lot of people find that a single daily dose is more than enough to provide relief, so they have no need to take an additional afternoon or evening dose.
Using the least amount of CBD possible is good not only for obvious financial reasons but it also eliminates the potential of building up a tolerance to the active compound. (Although it’s generally regarded that CBD is less prone to tolerance buildup than THC).
How long does it take for CBD to make a difference in your body?
Regardless of whether the right dosage of CBD will work for your body or not, it’s important to understand that CBD oil is not a miracle cure. Don’t expect to take a few drops and, Voilà, you’re cured. The effects of CBD oil are not instant, and people constantly make the same mistake – they use CBD for a short period, expecting it to cure them instantly, and when it doesn’t work they complain and ask for a refund. CBD can take time to work and similar to your health issues, it won’t happen overnight. The key is finding the right dosage.
How many MG of CBD is in each mL?
The following chart breaks down the amount of CBD in a dropperful for our common concentrations in a 30 ml (one ounce) size bottle:
500 mg (30 ml bottle)
Dropper CBD Servings per bottle
Full (1 ml) 16.7 mg 30
Half (.5 ml) 8.4 mg 60
1000 mg (30 ml bottle)
Dropper CBD Servings per bottle
Full (1 ml) 33.3 mg 30
Half (.5 ml) 16.7 mg 60
Quarter (.25 ml) 8.3 mg 120
Will CBD get you high?
No, CBD is non-psychoactive, unlike THC. CBD actually counteracts the “high” of THC.
What is the difference in isolate CBD oil and whole plant/full spectrum CBD oil?
Full Spectrum VS. Isolate
Full Spectrum: products maintain a full assortment of cannabinoids as opposed to isolating just one, for maximum efficacy. There are over 80 cannabinoids in the hemp plant that work synergistically with terpenoids and boost the healing power of each.
Isolate: is simply purified CBD distillate that has been extracted from the hemp plant and is isolated from all other cannabinoids. Each cannabinoid has certain benefits that might appeal to different users.
Will CBD pass airport security?
Yes, but it will not pass customs internationally.
Why are third-party lab results so important?
In reality, a CBD oil is only as good as its latest lab result. In fact, independent lab reports are important when it comes to verifying the components of just about any product. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) is one of the independent agencies that have the expertise and facilities to verify the claims of a cosmetic, food, and pharmaceutical company. Third party lab reports are often thought to be credible due to their autonomy since they aren’t usually connected to a company seeking verification.
Third party lab reports are especially important for the CBD industry. It’s very easy for a company to make claims on the labels, but not all CBD products are manufactured equally. Nowadays, many brands offer third-party lab reports, often referred to as certificates of analysis (COA), and this is the key to knowing what is (and isn’t) in your expensive CBD product.
Understand that the demand for legitimate CBD products has proportionately increased the number of scams and bogus products. At ELVTD we want to deliver trusted products that our customers can rely on. We want nothing more than for you to make educated decisions when choosing the CBD products that are specifically right for you, as every individual is different.
If a low price on CBD is too good to be true that is a red flag for low quality. Low price may mean that corners have been cut on the extraction, hygienic bottling processes, third-party lab-testing, the crop quality or all of the above.
The CBD industry is currently unregulated, which attracts scammers to take advantage of people unknowingly purchasing products that could have synthetic ingredients, hempseed or flaxseed oil instead of CBD oil.
What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!
99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances 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 can 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 “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. 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.”
How long will CBD stay in the bloodstream?
CBD will stay in your bloodstream for about 10 hours. The physiology of your body will then break it down and recycle its basic chemical building blocks. If you are taking CBD for the relief of pain, inflammation, or other reoccurring conditions, you will need to take CBD at least twice a day.
Where do you source your CBD oil from?
Our CBD oil is made from industrial hemp grown in Colorado with certified organic standards and is 100% free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. ELVDT products are legal to ship to all 50 states.