What is CBD?
The hemp plant contains over 500 phytocompounds of which roughly 100 are considered to be phytocannabinoids (‘Phyto’ meaning originating from plant). The most prevalent phytocannabinoid that is found in the hemp plant is Cannabidiol (CBD).
How does CBD interact with the body?
Our Endocannabinoid System produces and interacts with endocannabinoids to regulate important body functions. Since our body creates its own cannabinoids, a supplementary addition of external plant cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids (of which CBD is one) is beneficial in decelerating the breakdown of these cannabinoids for prolonged usage in maintaining said body systems.*
What is the difference between endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids?
Endocannabinoids are a diverse class of innately-produced compounds that are broken down and used by the Endocannabinoid System to regulate and maintain the homeostasis of integral body functions.* Phytocannabinoids are plant cannabinoids found in an array of different plants like hemp, basil, oregano, etc.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a network of receptors located in the brain and throughout the nervous system; it is the body’s way of maintaining and regulating the homeostasis of crucial body functions. The system of CB1 and CB2 receptors functions primarily to interact with endocannabinoids to regulate integral body functions like appetite, digestion, pain modulation, sleep and stress tolerance.
What are CB1 & CB2 receptors?
These receptors, called cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2), can be found throughout the brain and nervous system and determine the behavioral effects of cannabinoids when consumed, as well as the effects of your body’s own endocannabinoids.
What is the “Entourage Effect?”
The ‘entourage effect’ refers to the full-bodied experience that occurs when phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and other compounds work synergistically to magnify the intended effects – as opposed to just one or two of these compounds working in isolation.
What does “full-spectrum” hemp extract mean?
“Full-spectrum hemp extract” is a term that refers to hemp extract that contains all the phytocompounds (cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids) naturally found within the hemp plant. Instead of CBD working in isolation, the complete array of phytocompounds works synergistically to transcend the health benefits of CBD isolate.§
Why is Twinlab® hemp sourced from the EU and why is hemp traceability important?
Prior to December 2018, hemp was restricted due to the Controlled Substances Act. This classification left the US in the dark ages for 80 years with respect to industrial hemp cultivation, commercialization, and consumption, while Europe was enlightened to its many health benefits. Our science, formulation, quality assurance and legal team chose to use EU Commission Certified and EU Certified Organic strains and seeds of industrial hemp that have an established history of use in humans for decades. Our strains are Bialobrzeskie, Beniko, Finola, and Wojko and can be found on the EU Commission Certified Seed Bank
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
There are several different sources of external cannabinoids. However, the hemp plant is widely considered to be the best source of natural external cannabinoids. While hemp is often associated with marijuana because of its ties to the same species of plant (Cannabis sativa), they are not one and the same. The difference between hemp and marijuana lies in its appearance, function, cultivation and application. The most dominant phytocannabinoid in the hemp plant is CBD. On the other hand, the most dominant phytocannabinoid in marijuana is THC – the compound that produces a psychoactive high.
Can Twinlab® CBD+ get me high?
No. Since our phytocannabinoid blend comes from hemp, and our hemp contains less than 0.3% THC concentration – the compound that gives you a psychoactive high – there is no high resulting from the consumption of Twinlab® CBD+.
Is Twinlab® CBD+ marijuana?
No. Twinlab® CBD+ products come from the hemp plant, not the marijuana plant. While hemp and marijuana are often associated because they come from the same species (albeit different varieties), they are not one the same. The difference between hemp and marijuana lies in the appearance, function, cultivation and application. Moreover, by law, hemp products have no more than 0.3% concentration of THC – the compound that causes the psychoactive high experienced in marijuana.
Will I fail a drug test if I take Twinlab® CBD+?
Due to the trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%), it is highly improbable (but not impossible) that someone taking Twinlab® CBD+ would test positive on a drug test.
Are your CBD+ products Vegan / Gluten Free?
Twinlab® CBD+ is not vegan. No gluten containing ingredients have been included in the formulations, but they have not been tested for the presence of any residual gluten.
Do I need a medical card to order Twinlab® CBD+?
No, a medical card or doctor’s prescription is not needed.
What method of extraction do you use?
We use a solvent-free, clean, CO2 extraction yielding the highest quality of phytocannabinoids.
Can I overdose on CBD?
It is extremely unlikely that someone would overdose on CBD. In research, fairly high doses of phytocannabinoids (100’s of milligrams) have been used without adverse effects. However, it is recommended that you stick to the directions regarding dosing, to optimize safety and efficacy.
Are there any unwanted side-effects?
Generally, Twinlab® CBD+ products are well-tolerated and considered safe. As with any other supplement, there might be a chance that some have an adverse reaction with the introduction of new ingredients that work internally. Always consult your doctor before taking a new supplement, especially if you are pregnant, nursing, taking any medications, or suspect a medical condition.
Which Twinlab® CBD+ product do I take?
Each of the Twinlab® CBD+ products is formulated for specific benefits and purposes: Twinlab® CBD+ Daily can be taken once a day. Stress, Sleep and Relief can also be taken daily.
Why does Twinlab® CBD+ have QR codes on their bottles?
Twinlab® chose to put QR codes on their bottles so the consumer can easily access our 3rd party testing and hemp seed DNA data with a click of their phone.
Why did Twinlab® decide to add Phytocab™ Support Blend and Beta-Caryophyllene to the Twinlab® CBD+ formulations?
Twinlab® starts each formulation with full-spectrum hemp-derived CBD, beta-caryophyllene and a wide range of naturally occurring phytocannabinoids from plant sources other than hemp (AKA Phytocab™ Support Blend). All these ingredients work synergistically to create the ‘Entourage Effect’.*
Why do Twinlab® CBD+ Sleep, Stress and Relief formulations also contain other clinically-validated nutraceuticals?
Twinlab® is not a single ingredient company. We have been formulating nutraceuticals for optimal consumer outcomes for more than 50 years. Our science and formulation teams study, select, and create the highest quality and combinations of ingredients so customers receive consistent and positive effects.
Why did Twinlab® decide to enter the CBD category?
Twinlab® has been studying CBD and other cannabinoids for several years. We value the potential positive impact this botanical will have on health & self care. We wanted to start by educating consumers on CBD, identifying the best ingredients and forming partnerships with industry experts to create products that are efficacious and accessible to all.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
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