Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is CBD?
A: CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in hemp.
Q: What is a cannabinoid?
A cannabinoid is a type of molecule that is found in cannabis and interacts with our endocannabinoid system.
Q: What is the endocannabinoid system?
A: The endocannabinoid system is a series of receptors and neurotransmitters found throughout the animal kingdom 一 from snails to humans. The neurotransmitters fit in the receptors like a key in a lock. The human body naturally produces endocannabinoids like anandamide that play a role in pain management, memory, digestion, and the immune system. CBD and other cannabinoids interact with these receptors, unlocking and regulating various physiological functions.
Q: What is the difference between CBD and THC?
A: THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the cannabinoid that medical marijuana patients use to treat pain and other symptoms. THC “gets you high,” while up to moderate doses of CBD doses do not create any perceptible change in mental abilities.
Q: What is the difference between hemp-derived CBD and cannabis-derived CBD?
A: CBD refers to one specific molecule 一 which is the same molecule, no matter what it’s derived from. To make matters a bit more confusing, hemp and cannabis are botanically the same plant 一 Cannabis sativa L. The difference in nomenclature is due to guidelines set forth by the US Congress designating hemp to be any cannabis plant that produces less than 0.3% THC. Thus, hemp-derived CBD is cannabis-derived CBD from a scientific perspective; the distinction is legal in nature.
Q: What is the difference between full spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate?
A: In general, full spectrum oil refers to a cannabis extract that contains various phytochemicals in addition to CBD, like other cannabinoids, terpenes, and sometimes chlorophyll and omega oils. Full spectrum oil usually contains a small amount of THC, although for legal hemp products this must be below the federally set limit of 0.3% by weight. Isolate refers to pure CBD, which should be >99% CBD by mass with zero other cannabinoids (including no THC). Please note that neither name has a scientific basis or any other standard definition at this time.
Q: What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil?
A: CBD oil is a hemp extract that contains the molecule CBD. Hemp oil is a vague name that could be analogous to olive oil or coconut oil 一 a nutritional oil made from pressing seeds. Hemp oil doesn’t necessarily contain CBD.
Q: What should I look for when choosing a CBD product? What should I avoid?
A: The most important thing about choosing a CBD product is to see third party lab tests showing the purity of CBD, other cannabinoids, and residual toxins like solvents, pesticides and heavy metals.
Scientia Labs: Third-Party Certificate of Analysis - 10/22/18
Scientia Labs: Third Party Certificate of Analysis - 3/15/19
Q: Where is the hemp used by Scientia Labs sourced from?
A: Scientia uses high quality Oregon hemp grown on farms for our ”Oregon Sourced” products. Our “US Sourced” extracts come from hemp sources across the US.
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