CBD is an amazing cannabinoid, but you don’t have to take our word for it.

This FAQ is designed to answer your most common CBD questions. We’ve included links to authoritative studies and medical texts that support our more complex answers, so you can go straight to the source if you want to learn more. Have more questions? Feel free to contact us at any time and we'd be happy to help out.
 
1What is CBD?

There are over 100 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD is just one of those cannabinoids, and is the initialism for the chemical name Cannabidiol.

You may be surprised to discover that other plants produces cannabinoids as well. These include some you may have heard of like the Coneflower, more commonly known as Echinacea.

2What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is a delivery modality for Cannabidiol. The oil may be any number of different oil types depending on the product. Coconut oil is frequently used for its long shelf-life, but olive, avocado, and other carrier oils may be used as well.

HB Fields uses Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) as the carrier oil which is basically tasteless. MCT oil is easily digested and commonly extracted from coconut oil.

The benefits of CBD oil are only limited by your imagination. Our oil can be used to create vinegarattes or applied as a skin treatment, but is traditionally consumed raw. We recommend placing a dropper of our CBD tincture under the tongue for at least 30 seconds before swallowing—this provides a higher level of absorption than oral consumption.

3What does CBD do?

Cannabidiol offers a wide range of benefits that include neuroprotective abilities. A 1998 study revealed CBD’s strong neuroprotective behaviors. Tests showed that cannabidiol was capable of combating neuro-toxicity and providing additional neuroprotection as an antioxidant.

Sufferers of epilepsy frequently take CBD, and studies have shown a very strong correlation between CBD administration and a reduction in seizures for epileptic patients of all ages.

A 2007 study tested cannabidiols ability to combat inflammatory pain in rats. Cannabidiol was found to reduce several key markers present in cases of inflammation including prostaglandin E2, lipid peroxide, and nitric oxide.

These aren’t the only reasons people take CBD. A complete list of anecdotal improvements to cannabidiol consumers lives, health, and well being would be extensive. Unfortunately, due to the changing federal legal status of cannabidiol on multiple levels, scientific testing has been slow to bridge the gap between what consumers are experiencing, and the benefits that science has been able to confirm.

Cannabidiol binds to and modifies a large number of receptors in the human body, some of which have only been recently verified. One of the easiest ways to determine if CBD is right for you is to speak to a medical professional before trying it for yourself.

4Is CBD legal?

Our CBD products are made from hemp-derived CBD that contains 0.0% THC and are 100% legal according to current state guidelines and commonly-held interpretations of federal guidelines as specified in the 2018 Farm Bill.

If you have any concerns we recommend looking up the individual laws in your state regarding CBD supplements and products.

5Does CBD oil contain THC?

Our CBD oil does not contain any THC. Our products are tested and found to contain 0.0% THC.

Not every oil is created equally however. While we only produce 0.0% THC products, manufacturers of hemp oil are allowed to have as much as 0.3% THC per unit. Studies are unclear on whether or not, and which, drug tests this may trigger.

Anecdotal reports have indicated CBD products containing 0.3% THC may very well be responsible for a false positive test for marijuana when an employer tested a woman in Atlanta, Georgia prior to hiring for a job.

6What does CBD feel like?

CBD is not psychoactive and it will not make you feel stoned or high, or change the way you perceive your surroundings. CBD may make your body feel slightly more relaxed, reduce some of the pain signals radiating from different pain points throughout your body, and reduce feelings of anxiousness.

The most common conditions cited by CBD users for treatment were pain, anxiety, and depression.

First-hand experience has taught us that CBD makes the body feel a little looser, lessens pain, and improves joint mobility and flexibility. The feeling is comparable to the difference between a room lit by hard white halogen bulbs (think your local grocery store) and a room lit by natural-spectrum light bulbs (think afternoon light from sitting outside on a warm sunny day). The conditions aren’t radically different, but the change is noticeable, prominent, and affects your mind and body.

7How does CBD work?

Cannabidiol acts on the brain by connecting or modifying the connective properties of several different receptors inside the body. The two primary receptors CBD affects are the CB1, and CB2 receptor.

The body naturally produces cannabinoids, and CBD as well as THC are capable of binding to the receptors that receive naturally produced cannabinoids. The CB1 receptor is found in the central and peripheral nervous system.

Studies in mice have indicated that the CB1 receptor plays a major role in regulating anxiety.

The CB2 receptor is found inside peripheral tissue of the immune system, brain, peripheral nervous system, and gastrointestinal system.

8Can CBD make you tired?