What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the dominant chemical compound in hemp. It’s a naturally occurring cannabinoid that makes up about 15-25% of the plant’s entire chemical composition. CBD was first discovered in 1964, and has been researched extensively since its discovery.
Is CBD Intoxicating?
CBD has zero psychoactive activity. In other words, you can’t get high off of it, even if you take heavy doses of the cannabinoid.
Can I Read Studies on CBD’s Effects?
Researchers have been studying CBD’s effects for several decades, and a wealth of studies are published online. This means that you can learn more about its safety, potential benefits, and other applications easily to fully understand what the cannabinoid is capable of.
What Kinds of Benefits Does CBD Offer?
CBD has been studied extensively, like we said, for its potential benefits. Because CBD isn’t psychoactive, it’s the cannabinoid’s therapeutic properties that people seek out. CBD may be able to offer:
- Anti-inflammatory effects
- Analgesic effects
- Anxiolytic effects
- Antiemetic effects
- Appetite-boosting effects
- Neuroprotective effects
- Sleep-enhancing effects
How Much CBD Should I Take?
Our CBD products come with clear dosing directions, so that you can know the proper amount to take to experience its potential benefits. Overall, these guidelines are supposed to be loose, since each person may have their own unique dosing needs based on what they’re trying to address, their body weight, and their cannabinoid tolerance.
Is the CBD Sold at Elyxr Chemically Modified?
While some chemically modified cannabinoids do exist, and are extremely popular, the CBD that we carry at Elyxr comes straight from the source, extracted using CO2 to deliver a clean and pure form of cannabidiol that can be used to formulate our various CBD products. The CBD has not been modified in any way, as there is no need to adjust it to change its properties.
How Should I Store CBD?
CBD can be stored in a dark, dry, and cool place, such as your cabinet, closet, or drawer. This way, you can preserve its properties so that it maintains its effectiveness. Please keep your CBD products sealed when stored away, so that they stay fresh.
Is CBD Legal?
CBD is legal under federal law. It’s also legal in all 50 states. Federal law and state laws say that hemp products must contain a maximum of 0.3% delta 9 THC to be sold legally. CBD products sold at Elyxr contain within the legal limit, and so they are 100% legal in every state in the country.
Is CBD Dangerous?
CBD is nontoxic to all mammals, and does not cause any serious harmful effects, even when taken long-term. Its effects are gentle, and do not cause severe impairment other than mild drowsiness in some cases. Overall, CBD is considered one of the safest natural compounds on the market.
Are There Any Side Effects Caused by CBD?
While CBD is not considered dangerous, people may experience mild, short-lived side effects, especially if they’ve never taken it before, or they’ve taken beyond the recommended dose. These side effects include:
- Dry mouth (“cottonmouth”)
- Dry eyes/bloodshot eyes
- Reduced blood pressure
- Increased appetite
Does Elyxr Lab-Test Their CBD Products?
Elyxr has all products thoroughly tested by a third-party laboratory before they’re sold. This process is carried out by a state-authorized facility. The testing process includes analyses for purity, contamination, microbes, potency, presence of other hemp compounds, and legal compliance. Our lab reports are easy to find through our website so that you can learn more.
Can I Drive with CBD in My System?
Because CBD is nonintoxicating, you don’t need to worry about getting into trouble with the law for driving with it in your system. In general, people can safely drive after taking CBD. However, if you feel drowsy, please refrain from driving until the feeling passes.
Will I Fail a Drug Test After Taking CBD?
CBD alone does not put you at risk of failing a drug test. The cannabinoid is not metabolized like THC, so it will not show up in any standard drug test. However, if you are taking CBD with an intoxicating cannabinoid like delta 8, HHC, THC-P, etc., you are likely to fail a drug test due to the metabolite known as THC-COOH, which breaks down THC-based compounds.
Can I Take CBD with Other Cannabinoids?
CBD can and often is taken in combination with other cannabinoids – not that it’s not immensely valuable all on its own. When taken with an intoxicating cannabinoid, CBD can make the overall effects more calming and less intensely psychoactive. CBD is known to “take the edge off” of THC cannabinoids, which can be helpful especially for beginners.
Can I Give My Pet or Child CBD?
While all mammals can tolerate CBD, we do recommend talking with your veterinarian or pediatrician before giving an Elyxr product to anyone other than an adult human. Keep in mind that some of our products may contain ingredients that are toxic to cats and dogs. If you’re going to administer CBD to either a child or a pet, you will need to modify the dosage to be appropriate for their body weight.