What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. A great deal of research is still needed to sort out exactly how and why CBD is beneficial for people, but the stories we hear from those who take our products are amazing and heartwarming. Green Owl Wellness uses Wisconsin grown hemp plants to create our CBD products.
What are the benefits of CBD?
The most commonly-reported benefits of CBD include:
- Anxiety relief.
- Pain Relief/anti-inflammatory.
- Control seizures.
- Sleep disorders.
- Migraine relief.
These are just a few of the reported benefits. The potential uses are wide-ranging. . . for humans and animals alike! Many pet-lovers have reported similar benefits experienced in their pets.
If you are interested in learning more about the health benefits of CBD, check out: Project CBD
Can CBD produce intoxication?
No. The “high” that is commonly associated with the marijuana plant is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Industrial hemp that CBD is extracted from is legally required by the State of Wisconsin to contain less than .3% THC. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection tests all Wisconsin-grown hemp to ensure compliance.
What is the difference between CBD and Marijuana?
The difference is really a legal definition since they both come from the cannabis plant. Marijuana is anything that has greater than .3% THC and hemp is anything with less than .3% THC. As noted above, CBD that is extracted from industrial hemp contains very little THC, which is the chemical in Marijuana that is responsible for its psychoactive effects. Unlike THC, CBD is not psychoactive.
Does CBD have any known negative side effects?
CBD itself has no known negative side-effects. CBD is considered non-toxic for humans, even in high doses. Pure CBD oil that is extracted using high-quality methods, like the CO2 extraction method used by the OWL, tends to be more effective and is less likely to cause any negative side effects.
On rare occasions, users have reported experiencing dry mouth, drowsiness, and low blood pressure.
At the Owl, we encourage you to consult with your health care professional regarding the use of CBD, and any supplements or medications.
How do I take CBD?
Most CBD is taken orally, via drops placed under the tongue. You should hold the drops under your tongue for up to 1 minute before swallowing. If you don’t like the taste you can try a flavored product, or mix your dosage with a small amount of liquid (tea, coffee, etc.) and follow the same procedure of holding it under your tongue. CBD products can also be applied topically for pain relief applications.
Interested in learning more?
There is an abundance of information about CBD to be found on the internet. We recommend checking out projectCBD.org. Project CBD is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical uses of CBD and other components of the cannabis plant.
What is 3rd party testing?
The cannabis world exists as a generally unregulated marketplace. The FDA is expected to introduce regulations to help provide consumers with some peace of mind, but until that happens you really need to be careful in how you select CBD products. The first thing you should ask for is to see a Certificate of Analysis (COA) for any product you buy. This COA should have been produced by a company that is different than the company producing the products.
The COA should tell you how much CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids are in a product. We provide links to our COAs on each product page of our website. This is to ensure that the product contain the amount of CBD that we are claiming they do.
We also have all of the hemp we use tested for heavy metals and pesticides. This is important because hemp is great at soaking up potentially harmful elements from the soil and we want to provide a safe and healthy product for our customers.