What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally-occurring constituent of industrial hemp (cannabis sativa) plants. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. Most people have heard of a cannabinoid called THC, which is the ingredient in cannabis that gets users high. Unlike THC, CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid and does not cause a high.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, is your body’s regulatory system. It helps maintain homeostasis between the central nervous system, the immune system, and many other systems that make up a person’s body. Our own body produces endocannabinoids, and these interact with the phytocannabinoids found in hemp and CBD products to maintain that balance.
Is CBD oil legal?
Industrial hemp was legalized with the passage of the United States Farm Bill of 2018. CBD containing less than 0.3% of THC is legal in all 50 states. Since hemp contains many more non-psychoactive cannabinoids, like CBD and CBG, it’s the preferred method for using CBD oil. Many states are also passing their own legislation to legalize hemp and CBD products further. You do not need a prescription to buy CBD oil. CBD laws vary internationally.
How does CBD benefit my pet?
The beneficial effects of CBD are not only limited to us humans but extend to furry friends. Given that all mammals have an endocanabinoid system, CBD can improve the health and wellness of pets, just as it does with humans.
Is it okay to use CBD oil or ingestibles with my medication?
Alchemista cannot give medical advice, however, we recommend you consult your physician before adding anything new into your specific medication protocol or changing your medication dosage.
Can different temperatures affect CBD products?
CBD Hemp Extracts Our products are made with only the best natural ingredients without preservatives, therefore they can be sensitive to cold or hot weather. We highly recommend not leaving your products in hot areas such as your car or areas with lots of hot sun exposure, because heat reduces some of the potency. In cold temperature, natural oil can harden but once the bottle has returned to room temperature, it shouldn't have lost efficacy. Topical Products Our natural skin care products are formulated with only the ingredients necessary to interact in the most beneficial way with your skin, naturally. This means we leave out other preservatives and additives that could compromise the benefits of the products. As a result, our natural products may soften or melt if exposed to warm temperatures. If your product is exposed to heat, don’t worry! It will still work just as well, and we can even help you get it back to its original consistency.
How do I know which Alchemista product is right for me?
We are always happy to help you make a selection, contact our customer support team to help you decide at email@example.com!
What is the difference between isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum CBD?
There are many types of CBD oil on the market, including full spectrum, broad spectrum, and CBD isolate. Alchemista products are full spectrum CBD oil. Full spectrum CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC and includes most hemp-derived cannabinoids. This allows for the entourage effect and for your body to get the most from our CBD oil. Broad spectrum CBD oil is essentially full spectrum, except it’s refined further to remove as much of the THC as possible from the final product. The THC is chemically or thermally removed which degrades the product. CBD isolate removes all compounds, including THC, from a full spectrum oil so that it’s 99% pure CBD.