Cannabinoids are naturally derived from the hemp plant. The two that are the most common are CBD and THC. Unlike THC, CBD does not contain any psychoactive effects and helps regulate our brain and nervous system to help our bodies achieve homeostasis.
CBD, CBG, and CBN are all great options that won’t keep you from feeling like you.
The research into the potential benefits of CBD, CBG, and CBN is complex. The answer lies within our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis. CBD and its relatives interact with endocannabinoid receptors in a different way than THC; preventing any psychoactive or “high” side effects while activating serotonin responses to help alleviate symptoms associated with anxiety, nausea, and pain.
Yes! While closely related, hemp plants do not contain the THC levels of marijuana and legally must have less than 0.3% THC in order to be sold in the US.
While both contain CBD, the main difference here is what else comes with the CBD. Full spectrum CBD contains naturally occurring plant extracts along with CBD including terpenes and other cannabinoids (including up to 0.3% THC). Those trace amounts of THC magnify the effects of CBD, offering more targeted relief for pain, stress, and insomnia. While Broad spectrum CBD can also include other plant compounds from the hemp plant, it is generally completely free of THC. Broad spectrum CBD is not only a great choice for any CBD beginners, but a safe option for trying CBD without the potential exposure to even minimal traces of THC.
Many people use the two terms interchangeably - but there is most certainly a difference. The easiest way to remember is that all tinctures are extracts, but not all extracts are tinctures. Tinctures are usually made by soaking an herb or flower in a solvent (like water or alcohol) to draw out the desired active and are diluted with other ingredients like water and other beneficial herbs or minerals. Extracts are made using a similar extraction process, but with a much higher ratio of the desired ingredient to solvent. They may be minimally diluted to maintain a highly concentrated ratio of the extract itself. The concentration is usually high enough that many extracts are a little thicker in consistency and require you to shake or mix before using. While this is a general rule of thumb, each producer has their own methods of making tinctures and extracts, making it incredibly important to read all potency information and consult your doctor for any questions or concerns.
Yes! All 50 states are legally allowed to grow hemp as well as produce and sell hemp-related products.
Each hemp plant contains cannabinoid acids. These acids are specific to each cannabinoid and are extracted, then exposed to heat through a process called decarboxylation. This process distills the acids into the cannabinoid oils we use today.
No! All of our products contain hemp-based CBD, CBG, or CBN which is federally legal to sell and purchase anywhere in the US. Check your local state laws for any potential CBD restrictions.
Maybe. CBD, CBG, and CBN are made from extracts using hemp plants containing less than 0.3% THC, but there is always a potential for trace amounts of THC to show up on a drug test. For any concerns, we advise speaking with your employer or doctor prior to first use.
Depending on the product, CBD, CBG, or CBN is incredibly easy to use in an average daily routine. For beginners, our recommendation would be to reach for a tincture or oil. These can easily be taken under the tongue or incorporated into a simple beverage/smoothie. For more experienced users, treats like gummies or cookies are a great way to incorporate healing properties into a rewarding treat. Topical products are another great way for beginners to experiment with more targeted joint and muscle relief.
There are many variables that can alter the time it takes for cannabinoid oils to take effect, including height and weight. Effects could set in immediately or take up to 45 minutes for results. Since there’s no risk of intoxicating effects, Dr. K’s recommendation is always to start with a small dose and work your way up gradually until you reach the right dosage for you.
We offer a lot of options here at TrueStopper® - it can be hard to choose! Some questions you can ask yourself are: Do you want to ingest or use a topical product? Do you want something that has a specific flavor? What are the areas of concern you want to target? If you find yourself with more questions than answers, reach out to Dr. K so she can walk you through matching the right product to you.
These non-intoxicating cannabinoids provide a great option for a variety of conditions usually treated with over-the-counter products including medications or steroid-based creams. CBD contains anti-inflammatory properties to help reduce pain and enhance circulation. A few commonly treated issues topical TrueStopper® products can help address are:
While we always recommend checking in with Dr. K before adding any new products to your regiment, cannabinoids often work best when used together. Each cannabinoid has very unique properties, and both full spectrum and broad spectrum oils generally focus on one single cannabinoid. The best way to maximize the potential of each is to let all three work as a team.
Everyone will find a slightly different answer, but mostly depends on when the effects wear off. Many topical applications can be re-applied as needed for discomfort. When in doubt, reach out to Dr. K or your doctor for advice on getting started.
All products should be stored in a cool, dry place. Check individual products for information on refrigeration after opening.