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Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid found in the hemp plant (Cannabis sativa). Of the hundreds of compounds present in the plant, 66 are considered cannabinoids. Of those, CBD makes up about 40%. It is non-psychoactive – making it a great alternative to strains containing THC. It has significant medical benefits and ever-growing potential.

 

Cannabinoids are a group of carbon compounds commonly produced by the hemp plant. At least 113 different cannabinoids have been identified, and all have different effects on our brains and bodies. When combined with other compounds, they create what is referred to as the entourage effect. Essentially, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

 

Discovered in the 1980’s. the endocannabinoid system consists of neurotransmitters and receptors in our nervous systems. It plays a significant role in keeping internal processes stable and responding to changes in the environment. While we are still learning about its role in our everyday lives, it appears

 

The technical definition of a tincture is typically an extract of plant or animal material dissolved in ethanol (ethyl alcohol). In the CBD world, it is common to see CBD oils referred to as CBD tinctures. This is a product where CBD is dissolved or in suspension in a carrier oil such as MCT (coconut oil). Allvane products always use oil, not alcohol.

 

Terpenes are aromatic chemical compounds found in the essential oils of plants. There are more than 100 terpenes in just one cannabis flower alone and they are found in every ! In nature, they are a plants shield of armor, protecting them from harsh weather and animals who think the look delicious, and also attract pollinators. Each terpene is unique and offers a different effect and benefit. When consumed, they work in conjunction with cannabinoids to enhance the effect of cannabis. When a product is terpene-enhanced, it means the formula is created with other organic compounds to help achieve the desired effect, such as relaxation or anti-inflammation.

 

To obtain the cannabinoids in the hemp plant, the plant must go through a distillation process. Broad spectrum distillate is a 2nd phase distillation that does not contain THC.

 

CBD isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form.

 

Distillate is an oily substance that contains multiple different cannabinoids. (Recall that more than 100 have been identified from the hemp plant alone.) While CBD is the most predominant, other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBC, and CBDV can be present. Isolate is a white crystalline powder that contains a single active compound like CBD.

 

Industrial hemp is a strain of hemp grown specifically for the industrial use of its derived products.  Examples include food products such as hemp protein, rope, textiles, and CBD.

 

More and more people want to understand where the products they are putting in their bodies are coming from.  The farm to table movement is a great example of this. If the product originates from outside the US it’s virtually impossible to track it back to its origin, which means lack of transparency and quality control.

 

A 3rd party provides impartial proof of quality and ensures you’re getting the high-quality CBD you expect and are free from chemicals, heavy metals and pesticides. Not all tests are equal. When buying CBD, look for testing that provides robust reports and information so you know exactly what you are getting.

We are proudly partnered with Green Scientific labs, an ISO 17025:2017 accredited laboratory.  (Accreditation #103104)

 

Due to the wide range of use-cases for CBD, appropriate serving sizes can vary widely. Your serving size will be dependent upon your body weight, metabolism, individual body chemistry, and other metabolic factors. We recommend starting small and increasing until you achieve the desired effect.  Dosing information can be found on each of our products.

 

Grapefruit is tasty but can affect how well some medicines work and it may cause dangerous side effects. CBD is the same. Always talk to your doctor before using CBD and understand the implications and side effects that may occur if you are taking other medications. Learn more at FDA.gov or Harvard Medical School.

 

Yes. As of May 2019, the TSA allows CBD on domestic flights within the United States.

 

Fun fact: Hemp oil (aka hemp seed oil or cannabis sativa seed oil) has minimal to no CBD in it! When in the market for CBD, be sure to look for products that state they are made with Hemp Extract to ensure it has the CBD you’re expecting.

The FDA has approved a CBD based drug that goes by the brand name Epidolex, which is known as an effective treatment for seizures in epilepsy patients. More and more research is taking place about the potential uses for and effects of CBD and Allvane closely follows research and reports.

It depends completely on the lab doing the test, what they are testing for, what kind of equipment they are using, and their procedures. Labs that are testing for THC have been known to register false positives when the person providing the test sample consumed hemp-seed bars or other hemp related products. Sophisticated gas chromatography-mass spectrometer (GCMS) equipment can tell the difference. Bottom line: it shouldn’t affect a drug test but trace amounts may appear, so use with caution if it may be an issue for you. (Allvane holds no liability for positive results on a drug test.)

No. CBD is non-intoxicating and broad spectrum products do not contain THC. Our CBD is made from Hemp Extract, stemming from the hemp plant. This is in the same family but a different strain than the marijuana, which is made up of a different chemical composition.

A World Health Organization (WHO) report found that naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not associated with any negative public health effects. In addition, they reported that it does not induce physical dependence, so is “not associated with abuse potential.” PDF

 

We use organic ingredients wherever possible and hemp cultivated by farms that are registered in the United States. Our products never contain chemicals, heavy metals or pesticides, as you can clearly see in the extensive 3rd party lab tests readily available to consumers at verifyhemp.com/allvane.