Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is a natural and non-psychoactive oil derived from the Hemp plant. CBD, along with over 100 additional naturally occurring cannabinoids, are primarily cultivated from the stalks and stems the hemp plant. Research suggests that CBD may provide mind and body wellness benefits. CBD is different than marijuana, which is cultivated from a different breed of the Cannabis plant. Legal CBD products have less than 0.3% THC and do not provide a high feeling like marijuana does.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Due to the infancy of the CBD category, clinical research is limited on the effects of CBD. What we do know is that CBD can helps activate the body’s endocannabinoid receptors. The endocannabinoid receptors are responsible for homeostasis, regulating mood, pain, inflammation, sleep, memory and the immune system. We encourage you consult with your doctor about CBD and leverage public research on the topic such as that found at PubMed.gov.
How does CBD work?
Every living mammal has a physiological system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This regulatory system naturally produces cannabinoid-like structures throughout the body that foster cellular balance throughout many of your body’s biological systems. The job of the ECS is to create homeostasis. It produces cannabinoids when the body senses imbalance to help regulate your body to live comfortably, controlling things like pain, sleep, mood, etc. It helps the body’s neurons navigate the neurotransmitters to the right receiver by elevating levels that are too low or decreasing levels of a hormone that is overabundant.
The ECS has two receptors for cannabinoids called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors, which are present throughout the body. CB1 receptors are more prevalent in the brain and deal with coordination and movement, pain, sleep, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, memory and other functions. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system and affect inflammation and pain. CBD is a phytocannabinoid (plant-based cannabinoid) that attaches to ECS receptors and inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in the body’s naturally produced cannabinoids. CBD becomes an asset when the body cannot produce enough cannabinoids naturally.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are plant-based compounds that activate receptors in the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Over 100 cannabinoids can be found in the Hemp plant, with CBD being the most prevalent.
What is the difference between CBD, CBD Oil, Hemp Extract, Hemp Extract Oil, Hemp Oil?
Hemp Extract, or Hemp Extract Oil, is cultivated from the Hemp plant and contains over 100 cannabinoids, the most prevalent being CBD. Because of the high percentage and legality of CBD, these terms are often used interchangeably. CBD when in oil form is also sometimes called CBD oil.
Hemp oil is a different product and is not believed to contain therapeutic benefits. It is produced by pressing hemp seeds and does not contain cannabinoids. Hemp oil is like a cooking oil.
Is CBD the same as Marijuana?
No, CBD is not the same as marijuana.
The Cannabis Sativa plant can be bred and grown into two different species of plants – the hemp plant and the marijuana plant. A hemp plant gives us hemp extract, which contains high levels of CBD and an extremely low levels of THC. A marijuana plant gives us marijuana, which contains high levels of THC and lower levels of CBD.
The U.S. Farm Bill passed in December, 2018 has made it legal to manufacture and sell CBD cultivated from the Hemp plant containing 0.3% or less THC. Due to the low level of THC in these products, there is no psycho-active effect or “high” feeling.
Why should I choose CBD over medical marijuana?
Is CBD safe?
Research suggests CBD does not produce significant negative side effects. We recommend you consult your doctor if you have a medical condition, are taking prescription medication, or are nursing or pregnant.
Does CBD contain THC?
CBD products that are legal in the U.S. contain 0.3% or less THC by weight. This small amount is believed to provide therapeutic benefits without the psycho-active effects.
Will CBD get me high?
CBD will not get you high. It contains 0.3% of less THC which will not product psycho-active effects.
Is CBD addictive?
CBD has not shown to be addictive.
Can I overdose on CBD?
There is no evidence that one can overdoes on CBD.
What is the difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and Isolate?
There is no legal standard of identity for CBD products. Common industry language provides the following guidance, and we strongly advise that you research the products you choose and review the associated Certificates of Analysis (COAs) found on Brand websites.
Full Spectrum products contain CBD plus other beneficial cannabinoids and compounds from the Hemp plant, and up to 0.3% THC.
Broad Spectrum products contain CBD and other beneficial cannabinoids and compounds from the Hemp plant, and zero THC.
Isolate products contain only CBD.
Which type of CBD is most effective?
Much more research needs to be conducted around CBD to give us a clear answer to the benefits of CBD. It is currently believed that the various cannabinoids, plant-based elements, and low level of THC contained in Full Spectrum CBD work together to produce a greater benefit. This is referred to as the entourage effect.
Is CBD better than pharmacy or prescription products?
CBD is a non-pharmaceutical without significant negative side effects such as toxicity and addiction. We suggest you consult your doctor for any medical needs.
Is CBD a medically approved drug?
No. The FDA has not approved CBD as a drug or dietary supplement.
What color should my CBD oil be?
Because Elevate CBD products are derived from plants grown in nature, color may vary from batch to batch. It is normal for oils to have a golden or greenish hue.
Is CBD legal?
Yes. The US government made the production, sale and use of CBD legal in December of 2018 with what is commonly known as the Farm Bill.
Is it legal to ship CBD across state lines?
Yes. CBD can be shipped within the United States.
How should I store CBD products?
CBD products should be stored in a dry, cool or room temperature place
Do I need to refrigerate CBD products?
CBD products do not need to be refrigerated unless the label directions specify the need.
Do CBD products expire?
Yes. Similar to other oil-based and digestible products, CBD does expire.
How do I choose a product format?
We recommend you experiment and find what works best for you.
CBD Dosing F.A.Q.
How much CBD should I take?
There is no official recommended serving size or dose for CBD. Effects may vary by individual based on weight, metabolism, CBD potency and usage frequency. Our suggested usage is intended as a starting point and should not be considered medical advice. We suggest starting with 2mg for every 10lbs of weight, two times per day, for at least two weeks. Dosage may be increased until the optimal level is achieved.
How long does it take for CBD to take effect?
Evidence suggests that timing varies by individual based on weight, metabolism, CBD dosage and usage frequency. There is no official recommended serving size or dose for CBD. We suggest starting with 2mg for every 10lbs of weight, two times per day, for at least two weeks. Dosage may be increased until the optimal level is achieved. Our suggested usage is intended as a starting point and should not be considered medical advice.
How long will CBD stay in your system?
The amount of time that CBD remains in one’s system varies based on weight, metabolism, potency and amount of CBD taken, and frequency of use.
How often should I take CBD?
There is no official recommended usage for CBD. Our suggested usage is intended as a starting point and should not be considered medical advice. We recommend taking CBD every day around the same time of day. You may take CBD more than once per day.
Should I take CBD at a specific time during the day?
There is no official recommended usage for CBD. Our suggested usage is intended as a starting point and should not be considered medical advice. We suggest you take CBD at a time that is most convenient for you. We recommend that you use it daily and around the same time every day.
Should I take CBD with meals?
More research is needed to understand how best to take CBD.
Can I take CBD if I am pregnant or nursing?
We advise that you consult your physician before taking CBD if you are pregnant or nursing.
Can children use CDB
Evidence shows that parents are providing CBD to children, mostly for sleep and its calming effects, however, it is advised to consult your physician before giving your child any CBD
Can I give CDB to my pets?
CBD is safe for pets; however, pets should be given pet-specific CBD products and not human products. Pets have the same endocannabinoid system for CBD to interact with.
Will CBD interact with any other medications I’m taking?
Possibly. We recommend consulting with your doctor if you have a medical condition, are taking prescription medication, or are pregnant or nursing.
Are there any negative side effects from taking CBD?
CBD has not shown to produce significant negative side effects, but we recommend consulting with your doctor if you have a medical condition, are taking prescription medication, or are pregnant or nursing.
What are the side effects of CBD?
CBD may interact with some prescription medications. CBD may impact blood pressure and clotting, or lead to digestive concerns, lightheadedness, or dry mouth when taken in high quantities. We recommend you consult with your doctor if you have a medical condition or, taking prescription medication, or are pregnant or nursing.
Can I drive while using CBD?
Yes. CBD is legal in all 50 U.S. states.
Can I fly with CBD?
Yes. As of 2019, the TSA allows flying with CBD within the United States.
Will I fail a drug test if I use CBD?
While it is highly unlikely due to the very low levels of THC, it is not impossible. If passing a drug test is imperative, we suggest taking a CBD isolate product and thoroughly researching the product that you choose. You may also consult with your physician.
Elevate CBD F.A.Q.
Where does Elevate source their CBD from?
Elevate CBD is 100% grown in trusted, top-quality U.S.-based farms. All Hemp Extract is tested for purity, quality, potency and safety.
Are Elevate products safe?
All Elevate products are produced in FDA-registered, cGMP facilities and lab tested for purity, quality and safety. Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for all products can be found on our website.
What kind of testing is done on Elevate products?
All Elevate Hemp Extract is sourced from trusted, top-quality U.S. farms. The Hemp Extract that is sourced and all Elevate products are lab tested for potency, purity, quality and safety. Certificates of Analysis (COAs) for all products can be found on our website and provide an overview of the testing results, including the composition of the Hemp Extract (THC and different cannabinoids), toxicology (pesticides and heavy metals), and finished product microbial contamination and composition.
Are Elevate products FDA approved?
The FDA provides guidelines for manufacturers. Elevate products meet all safety and labelling guidelines. Products are produced in FDA-registered, cGMP facilities.
Are Elevate products natural?
Hemp Extract and CBD are natural, plant-based ingredients from the earth. Elevate products only use natural ingredients. Our topical creams contain stabilizers so the oil does not separate from the lotion.
Are Elevate products Gluten-free, non-GMO, or vegan?
Some products are, however, our flavor systems may not be.
Do Elevate products have any known allergens?
Allergens vary by product and are listed on each label.
Which Elevate products offer the best delivery of CBD?
We recommend you experiment and find what works best for you. Evidence suggests transdermal products or those absorbed sublingually (oral spray, tinctures/drops) have a higher rate of effectiveness than those ingested or vaped.
Why should I choose Elevate over another CBD brand?
Elevate CBD products are the result of decades of pharmaceutical expertise coming together, and include topical creams, mints, gum, drops, soft gelcaps, oral spray, and dissolvable strips. Elevate products are doctor-developed, pharmaceutically produced in FDA registered and cGMP facilities, and lab tested for purity, potency, quality and safety. They are available in many different formats to fit your lifestyle.
Developed by Axcentria Pharmaceuticals, Elevate® CBD delivers a wide spectrum of mind-body health benefits as it targets the body’s endocannabinoid receptors. Choosing the right Hemp Extract makes all the difference in its effectiveness. Elevate CBD products begin with full-spectrum Hemp Extract and are pharmaceutically produced and tested in our FDA-registered cGMP facility, so there are no concerns about purity or safety. Elevate CBD products are available in multiple forms for use throughout the day or night, whether at home, at work or on the go.
How can I get more information?
Visit our website: www.elevatecbd.com
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Call customer service at 215-660-9123