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Explore the answers to the most frequently asked questions (FAQ) about CBD. Find out about how CBD effects your body, how it compares to THC, and whether it is legal, among other things.

FAQ: CBD Facts

FAQ: CBD Legal


Get your frequently asked questions (FAQ) about CBD Facts answered here.

In addition to being your trusted, go-to brand for superior CBD products, we want to provide information that will help you maximize your CBD experience so you can be your best you. Below are answers to your most frequently asked questions about CBD facts.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis (both marijuana and hemp) reported to offer various therapeutic benefits. CBD oil from industrial hemp plants has high levels of CBD while having low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). For this reason, it is non-psychoactive and can’t get you high. Because manufacturers use an assortment of cannabis plants and preparation techniques, the amount of CBD in products can vary significantly. CANVIVA produces a phytocannabinoid-rich, full spectrum CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC. We also clearly mark how much CBD is in every product.

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are both cannabinoids found in industrial hemp and marijuana plants.

CBD and THC bind to cannabinoid receptors in your body to help regulate many of its vital functions. THC binds differently, resulting in the psychoactive effects or “high” commonly associated with smoking or consuming marijuana. However, CBD does not bind with this receptor in the same manner. Well tolerated, and believed to be safe and effective, CBD should not produce any psychoactive effects.

CANVIVA™ CBD products are made with hemp-derived cannabinoid oil that is phytocannabinoid-rich, full spectrum, and organically grown in the U.S. Our industrial hemp oil contains less than 0.3% THC.

What is the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial hemp and marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis sativa. Industrial hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to the marijuana form of Cannabis sativa.

Marijuana has high levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and low levels of CBD (cannabidiol).

Industrial hemp, on the other hand, has naturally high amounts of CBD and low (less than 0.3%) amounts of THC. For this reason, the cannabinoid profile of industrial hemp is ideal for people looking for therapeutic benefits without the worry of getting “high.”

Uses for industrial hemp include herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, natural plastic, and so much more. In contrast, marijuana is usually used recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally.

What is the difference between CBD products and the hemp products found at a local grocery store?

Hemp products at the grocery store come from hemp seeds, which are high in protein and nutrients but contain almost no CBD.

What method of extraction does CANVIVA use?

CANVIVA tinctures contain whole-plant ethanol extracted CBD oil. The oil features a full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other naturally occurring compounds to help keep your body in balance. 

Most important, this extraction process uses food-safe ethanol, which makes it safe for consumption. Plus, this extraction process is one of the best for preserving these beneficial compounds. In addition to cannabinoids and terpenes, full spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, flavonoids, and fiber.

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are fragrant, powerful molecules responsible for the aroma and flavor of plants. However, terpenes do more than provide flavor and aroma. They also support other cannabis molecules in producing wanted effects. We call this the entourage effect, and it’s the reason terpenes have become such a critical piece of the cannabis puzzle.

Cannabis contains hundreds of molecules with the ability to directly interact with both body and mind. Cannabinoid molecules are relatively unique to the cannabis plant, but other plant-derived molecules such as flavonoids and terpenes also bind to our cells and influence our experiences.

In addition to their aromas, terpenes have direct interactions with our body. For example, alpha-pinene and beta-caryophyllene interfere with molecules that dilate our blood vessels. There is less dilation, which equals less inflammation. Evidence suggests that whole-plant cannabis (that includes terpenes) is superior to isolated compounds from the plant. If pinene and CBD are both anti-inflammatory, then the body has a chance to fight inflammation from two different angles.

What is MCT oil?

Derived from coconut oil, MCT oil (medium chain triglyceride) is odorless, colorless, and liquid at room temperature. CANVIVA blends our CBD extracts with MCT oil to make them easier to metabolize. When combined, MCT and CBD oils are ideal partners for countering everyday stress and anxiety, easing inflammation, and supporting recovery from exercise. Please consult your doctor or veterinarian in case of a coconut allergy.

How should I store my CBD and what is the normal shelf life?

For the best results, store your CBD oil product in a cool dark area to assure there is no loss of potency. CANVIVA packages all of our tinctures in amber glass bottles to protect and ensure the quality of their contents from both visible light and UV rays. However, you should not allow CBD to sit in direct sunlight. If properly stored, your product has an approximate one-year shelf life.

Get your frequently asked questions (FAQ) about CBD Use answered here.

Choosing safe and effective CBD products is important. Knowing how to use them is too. Below are answers to your most frequently asked questions about CBD Use.

Is CBD safe?

CBD is usually safe and non-toxic even in high doses.

Studies show doses up to 1500mg per day, 150 times the 10mg standard dose, have been well tolerated in humans. In rare cases, some people have reported feeling tired, light-headed, or having a dry mouth.

CBD may inhibit drug metabolism, much the way grapefruit does. Please consult a physician before using CBD products if you are taking any prescribed medications or have any concerns. Do not take if you are pregnant or nursing. Read more here.

Is CBD safe to consume with my doctor-prescribed medications?

Grapefruit and CBD have a similar effect on P450, an enzyme found in the liver, which metabolizes different kinds of drugs in the human body. If taken in large doses, CBD can inhibit the metabolizing properties of P450, temporarily neutralizing the effects of other medicinal products in the body’s system. This side effect is also responsible for why cannabidiol counteracts the effects of THC.

A review on the safety and side effects of cannabidiol finds that CBD might interfere with hepatic drug metabolism and in vitro cell viability; decrease fertilization capacity; or the reduced activity of p-glycoprotein.

How does CBD work in the body?

Unlike THC, which primarily binds to CB-1 receptors located in the brain, CBD works in the body by manipulating receptors throughout organ tissues, the immune system, the pain response system, the hormonal system, and other whole-body regulatory systems. Since receptors have been found to exist in virtually every cell and tissue type in the body, CBD is believed to work on every aspect of human health and behavior, from the subcellular level to the whole-body level and beyond. Also, since it affects different receptors than THC (receptors located outside the brain), CBD does NOT produce any mind-altering effects.

In the 1980s, President Ronald Reagan poured tens of millions of dollars into a study to prove that marijuana damages the human brain. Rather than showing how marijuana harms the brain, the Reagan administration ended up subsidizing a series of studies that culminated in the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

CBD works in the body by activating receptors and neurotransmitters in the ECS. Found in all vertebrate species, ECS plays a vital role in regulating and modulating a wide range of bodily processes. To give you an idea of just how important this is, here’s a list of just some of the functions it regulates:

• Mood

• Appetite

• Pain

• Digestion

• Sleep

• Immune function

• Motor control

• The dopamine system (motivation, pleasure, and reward)

• Memory

• Temperature

• Reproduction and fertility

When the ECS becomes disrupted, these processes can fall out of balance. In turn, this can cause any manner of physical ailment, such as fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). This pathology is termed “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency” (CECD). If you follow this train of thought, you can see why cannabinoids such as CBD might offer such vast therapeutic potential in treating CECD and its related medical conditions.

CBD is therapeutic and will work to manipulate bodily systems at the cellular level. This returns afflicted organ, tissue, and chemical systems in the central nervous system back to a state of health and homeostasis.

What health issues or problems does CBD help?

The FDA does not permit us to use anecdotal evidence to affirm that CBD can have beneficial (and often curative) effects on a variety of serious conditions and diseases. However, many users say that CBD oil helps them with the challenges of Alzheimer’s, anorexia, anxiety, arthritis, asthma, chronic pain, depression, Epilepsy (seizures), inflammation from various conditions, insomnia, Multiple Sclerosis, nausea (emesis), obesity, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

A recent newsletter article in Medical News Today highlights benefits, side effects, and risks of using CBD.

How long will CBD stay in my body?
CBD stays in your system for approximately 3 to 5 days, but its effects only last about 3 to 4 hours.

In a study conducted by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, patients took extremely high doses of 700mg of CBD per day for six weeks. No CBD was detected in the patients’ blood one week after not dosing. Therefore, for moderate to light users, the time that CBD oil will stay in your system is around 3 to 5 days, with about a week being the maximum.

Factors that may influence how long CBD stays in your body include, but are not limited to age, weight, diet, metabolism, genetics, and environment. The same is true for oil tinctures, balms, serums, and roll-on gels.

How do I use CANVIVA CBD products?

Each of our products has a different recommendation for how to use it and how much should be ingested or applied topically.

One of our most popular products is CBD oil tincture. CBD tinctures have a high concentration compared to some other products, therefore, should be taken in smaller doses. CANVIVA tinctures come with a dropper which allows users to take carefully measured quantities.

Tinctures can be taken sublingually by applying them underneath the tongue and holding it there from 1 to 5 minutes. Some research has found that this delivery method makes cannabinoids more readily and consistently available to the body than other oral alternatives.

You can add tinctures to cold or room temperature food or drinks. They can also be applied directly to problem areas or mixed with your favorite moisturizer. Gently massage CANVIVA’s SOOTHE CBD Oil Balm and RELIEVE CBD Oil Roll-On Pain Gel onto the skin.

Whatever CBD product you use, begin with a minimal dose, and proceed from there. If you notice results, you can reduce the dose, or you can always increase the dose until you achieve your desired results. The key is to increase your dosage in small increments so that you can pinpoint how much CBD it takes to manage your condition. You do not want to exceed the dosage and end up developing a tolerance to the active cannabinoids.

If you have an aversion to ingesting CBD, an alternative is to use topical CBD products. These are popular and effective for arthritis and other types of localized pain and inflammation. Since the skin is an excellent semi-permeable membrane, applying CBD tinctures, balms, or roll-ons onto the affected area can be quite effective against pain and inflammation.

Be advised that you should not exceed the recommended daily doses listed on the product. Consult a physician if you have any concerns. And, please refer to each CANVIVA product for more information.

Is CBD addictive, or are there any ill effects when stopping use?

“Current evidence shows that cannabidiol is not likely to be abused or create dependence as for other cannabinoids (such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), for instance).” Read more here.

Will CBD products increase or decrease my appetite?

CBD products should not affect your appetite.

Will I feel high if I use CBD products?

There is no high euphoric feeling when you take CBD (cannabidiol) as opposed to THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

Are CBD products best when used consistently or on an “as needed” basis?

It is up to you how often you use the product. However, CBD does tend to work better with daily maintenance dosages and extended use.

Should I use CBD products before or after exercise?

We recommend using a daily maintenance dose of one of our CANVIVA CBD oil tinctures. Pair it with CANVIVA RELIEVE CBD Oil Roll-On Pain Gel after your workout for maximum benefit.

Our CANVIVA RESTORE CBD Oil Tincture with Turmeric and Ginger could be extra beneficial for inflammation reduction.

How well do CBD products treat disorders like anxiety and depression? Can I stop taking anxiety medication?

It may help with anxiety disorders and depression, but we recommend talking to a doctor before using CBD products to treat anxiety or depression. Talk to a doctor before eliminating any prescribed medications you are currently taking.

Do I need to ingest CBD products with food or water?

CBD is not known to irritate the digestive system, so you do not need to ingest it with food or water.



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