CBD, or cannabidiol, is an active compound found in the cannabis plant. CBD in most products is extracted from hemp, and only has trace amounts (up to 0.3%) of THC, the active compound that is known for giving people a high. This makes CBD a great source for people looking for relief without the head high.
While research is still ongoing, hemp has been used for hundreds of years. So far, no serious safety concerns have been associated with moderate doses. The most important advice that we give to our customers, is to know your source! Unfortunately, because CBD is a growing industry, many new businesses have popped up on the internet or the black market. Make sure your product is natural, the hemp is grown in the USA, and comes with a full panel of third-party testing results. At Mother Earth Natural Health, all of our products go through extreme scrutiny to make sure we are only offering our customers top of the line CBD products. We offer products at a very cost-effective price for quality products, so if you find other products that look too good to be true, do more research. Know what you are putting into your body.
Talk to your doctor before trying CBD, especially if you take any of the following: corticosteroids (such as prednisone), tofacitinib (Xeljanz), naproxen (Aleve), celecoxib (Celebrex), tramadol (Ultram), certain antidepressants, including amitriptyline (Elavil), citalopram (Celexa), fluoxetine (Prozac), mirtazapine (Remeron), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft), and certain medications for fibromyalgia, including gabapentin (Neurontin) and pregabalin (Lyrica).
CBD that is extracted from industrial or agricultural hemp has been legal in the USA since 2014, under the U.S. Farm Bill Pilot Program. This program was further expanded upon in the Agriculture Improvement Act — better known as the Farm Act — was passed in December 2018. By definition and in accordance with federal law, industrial hemp cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. All of the products that we carry at Mother Earth, are derived from industrial hemp, and fall under the directive of this Farm Act, which makes them 50 state legal.
Many consumers have been skeptical of CBD because of the claims that it can help with so many different ailments. The answer is that CBD helps your body do all of the work.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is responsible for maintaining your body in a state of optimal homeostasis. In other words, the ECS works to keep your body in a stable condition where everything is working at its best, despite what might be going on outside you. The endocannabinoid system can help regulate all these biological functions, including:
- Appetite and digestion
- Immune function
- Motor control
- Pain and Pleasure Response
The ECS can regulate these functions through its communication with the nervous system, digestive system, and immune system—by way of the cannabinoid receptors. Although others exist, to date researchers have focused mainly on two cannabinoid receptors:
- CB1 receptors reside in your central nervous system, which consists of your brain and the nerves in your spinal cord.
- CB2 receptors reside in your peripheral nervous system, which consists of the nerves located throughout the rest of your body (enabling your brain to communicate with these areas), as well as your digestive and immune systems.
Because cannabinoid receptors are located throughout your body, your ECS can act with precision whenever it addresses an issue of imbalance in one of your bodily systems. It can pinpoint an area with inflammation and target that issue specifically, rather than affecting other systems and throwing more things out of whack.
CBD can interact with and bind to both types of receptors: the CB1 receptors in your brain as well as the CB2 receptors throughout your body. As a result, and the beneficial effects can be distributed throughout your body, relieving mental conditions like anxiety as well as muscle spasms, pain, and inflammation. There’s also no “high” associated with CBD. CBD also affects your ECS by inhibiting the FAAH enzyme, which breaks down anandamide. Anandamide produces a calming effect, so by blocking the FAAH enzyme that breaks it down, CBD can be helpful in relieving anxiety disorders.
Homeostasis plays an important role in our overall health. Since external cannabinoids like CBD can bond to our cannabinoid receptors just as well as the endocannabinoids our bodies naturally produce, researchers are finding that CBD products can have wide-ranging therapeutic benefits for various health issues, including anxiety, insomnia, cancer, and more.
See our blog post titled “What’s the Difference in CBD Products” for the full breakdown.
Make sure that you are buying your products for a reputable source and that your products have third-party lab testing results.
Mother Earth Natural Health is licensed by the Michigan Department of Agriculture, through the Industrial Research Program, as a hemp handler/processor. We are currently a research resource for this program in the state of Michigan on CBD products. All the products we carry go through third-party lab testing.
Drug tests typically check for THC in your system, so if you are taking a full spectrum product that can have traces of THC (under 0.3%), while it is unlikely, it is possible that it may show up.
If you are required to take regular drug tests, we recommend using a broad spectrum or a pure CBD product. These product types contain zero THC and will not be spotted in a drug test. If you are not sure if your product has THC in it, then look at the test results for your specific batch, or give us a call at (866) 244-4223, and we can recommend a zero THC brand.
You should store your products in a cool dry area away from sunlight or as directed on the product label.
The main difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil is that hemp seed oil does not contain CBD.
CBD and hemp oils are made from different parts of the plant and have different purposes. CBD is extracted from the entire plant, except for the seeds and hemp oil is extracted from the seeds only. Hemp oil is made from pressing hemp seeds and is used in a variety of products. Hemp-seed oil is used for cooking, skin and hair care and is a natural antioxidant.
With so many options on the market it is hard to know which product is right for you. At Mother Earth Natural Health, we take the guesswork out of it. Come by our store or give us a call at (866) 244-4223, and we can help find something based on your specific needs.
No, CBD is not habit forming because it cannot give you a head high. In fact, compelling scientific evidence has revealed that CBD oil may be an effective method for relieving some substance abuse related symptoms.
Currently CBD has not been evaluated by the FDA, see the statement from the FDA website below:
“The FDA is currently evaluating the regulatory frameworks that apply to certain cannabis-derived products that are intended for non-drug uses, including whether and/or how the FDA might consider updating its regulations, as well as whether potential legislation might be appropriate. The information we have underscores the need for further study and high quality, scientific information about the safety and potential uses of CBD. The FDA is committed to sound, science-based policy. The FDA is raising these safety, marketing and labeling concerns with you now because we want you to know what we know.”
Yes, below was taken straight from the TSA website for domestic flights.
While CBD is NOT marijuana, TSA has approved most forms of CBD under the umbrella of Medical Cannabis, for website purposes only. This does make it hard to find when searching for CBD regulations, so we wanted to include the rule as read on the website, with the link for you here. All of our products fall under the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
Carry On Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Checked Bags: Yes (Special Instructions)
Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA. (See the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, Pub. L. 115-334.) TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law to local, state or federal authorities.
TSA’s screening procedures are focused on security and are designed to detect potential threats to aviation and passengers. Accordingly, TSA security officers do not search for marijuana or other illegal drugs, but if any illegal substance is discovered during security screening, TSA will refer the matter to a law enforcement officer.
For international flights, please refer to the laws of the country you are flying to or call the airline directly.
All orders placed by 3:00pm EST are shipped the same day, Monday-Saturday. Orders placed after 3:00pm Saturday and all day Sunday will be shipped Monday. Our business hours are 11:00am-5:00pm EST daily. We are located in Michigan.
We encourage our customers to place an order when half of their CBD is gone. This will prevent shipping delays and ensures you are not out of CBD. We ship within the USA to all 50 states. (As of 9/25/19 we are unable to ship any vape products to Massachusetts.) Unfortunately, we do not ship internationally at this time.