CBD 101 - The ABC's of CBD
What is CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for the cannabinoid Cannabidiol, which is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that can be used daily to contribute to overall health and wellness. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds and are found within the hemp plant.
What is CBD used for?
Current CBD users are often taking it to alleviate insomnia, anxiety, inflammation — such as in the hands and neck. It is used to encourage restfulness and homeostasis in humans and other mammals.
Will CBD get me"high"?
CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and should not produce a “high” feeling when ingested. While any ingested substance can affect people differently, being non-psychoactive, CBD should not affect your mental state and should promote a clear, calm mind for the user rather than any sense of intoxication.
How do I take it and how much should I take?
CBD can be taken in many forms – capsules, tinctures, gummies, vaporizers and topical ointments being some of the more popular options. CBD needs vary from person to person and even from day to day. We recommend starting low and slow until you’ve established the dose that feels right for you. There is also great information on websites such as www.projectcbd.org that can help you learn more about the dosage you need to achieve maximum efficacy.
What is Broad-Spectrum/Whole Plant Hemp Extract?
Broad Spectrum Hemp Extract is an extraction of the whole hemp plant including all the cannabinoids and terpenes originally found in the plant. Cannabinoid and terpene profiles vary with each variety of hemp, so the makeup of a broad-spectrum extract varies as well. Research is ongoing as to how different cannabinoids and terpenes interact with the body.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are the essence of smell. When you smell various aromas wafting from beautiful hemp plants what you’re really smelling are the hundreds of terpenes found within the plant that give many plants their characteristic smell. Terpenes serve to protect plants, and in some cases will make them more desirable to humans, leading to increased production of the plant.
What sort of quality control tests are done on Heritage CBD products?
We focus on quality from seed to shelf and track our hemp crop through the entire process. We use third-party testing for all our batches and look at a wide range of testing parameters. To ensure quality, we test for cannabinoids, terpenes, residual solvents, mycotoxins, heavy metals, and pesticides, going above and beyond to ensure our products are of the highest quality. We post the third-party independent test results for each batch of product we produce so you can feel confident in your purchase.
Please consult your doctor before consuming our products especially if you are taking any other medication or you are pregnant, nursing, chronically ill, elderly or under the age of 21. We recommend discussing CBD with a physician prior to consuming.
Quality Control From Soil-to-Store, or Your Door
A New England Hemp Company
At Heritage CBD, we partner with the best family farms in Western Massachusetts to grow our hemp using organic farming methods. We provide the seeds, they grow the plants, we work together to harvest the crop, and then we extract the hemp oil at our manufacturing facility in Northampton, MA where we also make all our CBD products.