What is CBD?
- What is CBD?
CBD is short for “cannabidiol,” a natural compound unique to cannabis plants. It’s completely non-intoxicating.
“Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, along with tetrahydrocannabinol, and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract” . And, fortunately for consumers of CBD SKY products, there is zero THC after we use nanotechnology to remove all traces of this psychoactive compound from the end product.
There are two types of CBD – Here’s what you need to know about both types:
Full-spectrum CBD: CBD Sky products labeled as “full-spectrum” are made using the whole hemp plant. As such, they contain all the naturally occurring compounds in hemp, including cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Full-spectrum CBD is preferred by certain individuals over isolates due to the entourage effect they create. The entourage effect is the synergy between the aforementioned compounds.
CBD Isolate: CBD Sky isolates are exactly what they sound like — single molecules which are usually available in a crystal form. They are then powdered and can be infused into a variety of products. And the advantage of isolates is that they have no odor or flavor.
- How is CBD different from THC?
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), is a psychoactive cannabinoid, while CBD (cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid. Basically, unlike THC, CBD doesn’t get you “high.” Our bodies contain cannabinoid receptors which are located in different parts of the body.
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) are in both marijuana and hemp. Marijuana contains much more THC than hemp, while hemp has a lot of CBD.
CBD and THC have the same chemical formula: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and two oxygen atoms. The difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged. That gives CBD and THC different chemical properties, and they affect your body differently.
Because of the chemical structure of THC, it is able to bind directly to the CB1 receptor. CBD Oil, on the other hand, does not have this ability. Because of this, THC is able to cause a change in the mental status and this may manifest as euphoria, paranoia, or delirium in excess doses. CBD interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors indirectly.
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- How is CBD SKY oil made?
We use Super Critical CO2 extraction to withdraw high-quality organic CBD oil from our premium hemp grown in the USA. By controlling the pressure and temperatures of the CO2, we can separate undesired elements from the CBD with great precision through a cold-pressed, organic process. This extraction method is safe for our health and Mother Nature. Be assured that no pesticides, heavy metals, microbial, solvents are included in our products. Our full spectrum & isolate hemp used for our extracts is cold-pressed and ensures the desired compounds are not overheated or converted into undesirable chemical compounds. Our extracts are Non-GMO, (Pet) Cruelty-free, gluten-free, and vegan-friendly as well.
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- How do I know CBD SKY products are quality products?
By using fully traceable, quality assured 3rd party Lab testing, we guarantee all high-quality products produced in our GMP facility are created with a verified Certificate of Analysis.
The entire process from seeds to sale is meticulously managed to ensure control over our products and Super Critical CO2 extraction methods are consistently maintained. Of course, our approved processing facility has dedicated resources to keep up with today's competitive standards.
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- Will I get “high” if I use CBD?
Not at all. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not induce any mind-altering experiences whatsoever. The organic hemp used for our extracts does not produce the "high" feeling and will not induce any effects that alter your perception of reality in any way.
All of our products contain ZERO THC.
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- Is it legal to purchase CBD?
Yes. CBD SKY has federal protection under the USA Federal 2014 Farm Bill, Section 7606 which states that industrial hemp is legal as long as
" 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".
In addition the USA Federal Omnibus Appropriations Act of 2016 was passed and states
“None of the funds made available by this act or any other act may be used… to prohibit the transportation, processing, sale or use of industrial hemp that is grown or cultivated in accordance with section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014, within or outside the State in which the industrial hemp is grown or cultivated.”
Although we ship to all 50 USA states and internationally, please check the local laws of your city, state, district, region, providence and/or country to determine if CBD is legal for you. We reserve the right NOT to ship to certain destinations and we require you to be 21+ years old, to purchase from CBD SKY.
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- Is CBD safe to consume? Do I need a prescription?
Yes, CBD is safe to consume and no, you don’t need a prescription. Even though you can not overdose on CBD, it is always recommended to consult your health professional before consuming CBD-rich products or before modifying your diet, in any way.
Scientists continue to explore and discover how the endocannabinoid system (ECS) has an imperative role in balancing our health and general functioning.
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- Is CBD safe for pets?
Cats and dogs, among other animals, also have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). There's no such thing as "human" or "animal" CBD as the same compound is applied respectively. If you have specific questions about your pet friend, we encourage you to research and/or speak with a veterinarian regarding the specific dose and use of CBD for your beloved pet.
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- How is CBD utilized by my body?
As humans, we have cannabinoid receptors are located throughout our bodies, together comprising the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates many critical body functions.
One of the fundamental reasons for utilizing CBD by consumers is that our body is especially open to this compound. This body action is known as “bioavailability”.
Scientists all over the world have discovered that CBD compounds are closely connected to the interaction between cannabidiol (CBD) and the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). And by binding to certain and unique cannabinoid receptors, CBD has been shown in various studies to stimulate these receptors. This, in turn, reportedly enhances the vast majority of the body’s functions. That is, the enhancing of the signaling and function in the central nervous system (CNS).
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- How much CBD (cannabidiol) is safe to take? What concentration and amount of CBD do I need to take to achieve my CBD goals?
All of our products disclose the recommended serving size in or on the product packaging. However, everyone's body requires different levels of CBD to achieve its various goals. Although you can not overdose on CBD, it is strongly suggested to start with small amounts and increase from there. It's important to consult your local physician before consuming CBD if you are not familiar with the product.
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