CBD oil is a natural essential oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It is used by people all over the world as a dietary supplement and for a variety of therapeutic purposes.
CBD oil contains a variety of active compounds such as cannabinoids and terpenes. It has been shown in research studies to be well-tolerated by humans. Depending on the formulation of a product, it may contain other active and beneficial ingredients as well such as hemp seed oil which contains omega fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins, minerals and other beneficial compounds.
While many of the CBD products on the market are produced from industrial hemp, the CBD oil in ZenWorks products is made from a CBD-rich sativa strain known as PCR hemp. PCR is short for phytocannabinoid rich — it contains as much as ten times the concentration of CBD as generic industrial hemp and negligible amounts of THC. It does not cause a high, and is therefore not considered a drug. We further refine the CBD and remove all traces of THC.
CBD is a powerful plant extract that has been used for wellness for thousands of years. CBD is one of at least 113 cannabinoids extracted from a proprietary strain of the hemp plant. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in the hemp plant. It is one of many life-promoting cannabinoids provided by Mother Nature and is known for its positive effects on numerous health conditions. Many leading doctors, scientists, and experts in the field believe that combining CBD with other naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in this special strain of hemp may offer a range of measurable health benefits never seen before in the food or dietary supplement industries.
At Zenworks, we set out to develop products that are natural, effective, and easy to use, while providing as much information as we can to educate customers about CBD, how the products are produced, and why ours are of the highest quality. That’s why we provide lab reports that are readily available for every product.
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The psychoactive compound THC, or delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, is the compound that causes a “high” feeling.
Plants with high concentrations of THC are rightly considered to be a “drug.” It is cultivated mainly for medicinal and “recreational” purposes. Both indica and sativa strains, as well as hybrids of the two, are used.
The United States federal government considers the cousin of the hemp plant that is high in THC to be a Class I controlled substance. However, many U.S. states have instituted legislation to regulate its cultivation and allow its use as medicine. Some states have also legalized that plant for recreational use.
Although hemp does contain some cannabinoids, it has negligible amounts of THC. In fact, in order to be legally cultivated, industrial hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC. Industrial hemp is grown for food and fibers. It contains relatively small concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes and is not the most desirable source of CBD oil.
While many of the CBD products on the market are produced from industrial hemp, the CBD oil in ZenWorks products is made from a CBD-rich sativa strain known as PCR hemp. PCR is short for phytocannabinoid rich — it contains as much as ten times the concentration of CBD as generic industrial hemp and negligible amounts of THC. It does not cause a high, and is therefore not considered a drug.
No. Properly produced CBD oil from hemp does not contain THC in high enough concentrations to cause a high.
THC acts upon particular receptors in the brain, which changes brain chemistry and therefore alters consciousness. CBD does not trigger these receptors. In fact, it may actually prevent them from reacting to THC and thus minimize its effects.
CBD oils produced by some manufacturers can contain trace amounts of THC, up to the mandated limit of 0.3% to be considered “legal”. ZenWorks products, however, are produced using a technology that completely removes THC while leaving the other cannabinoids and terpenes intact. There is zero chance of ZenWorks products causing a high.
There is a lot of confusion on this issue. Hemp extract is considered a food product and is therefore legal, just like peppermint extract or vanilla extract. The confusion is mainly caused by ignorance of the fact that hemp is not the same plant as its higher THC cousin that is still legally considered a Schedule I controlled substance in many places. That being said, there are still a few places that may consider CBD illegal. Before traveling with CBD, be sure to check local laws.
Professional lab drug tests do not test for CBD. CBD properly produced from legal hemp does not produce a false positive for THC use. However, at-home or less sophisticated drug tests may produce a false positive because they are simply not as accurate as lab tests.
That being said, if you are regularly subjected to random drug testing, consult your physician before using a product that contains CBD.
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CBD has what are called biphasic properties, which means that CBD oil may have different effects depending on the serving. Taken in nominal servings, CBD is unlikely to cause drowsiness. However, taken in higher servings, there is the potential that it could cause drowsiness.
Alcohol is a perfect example of a drug with biphasic properties. Below a certain blood level, alcohol provides a stimulating effect and can make its user more active and social, while larger amounts of alcohol can have a depressant effect resulting in unconsciousness.
Yes, CBD is safe for pets. However, the size and activity level of your pet will determine the optimal serving size. Pets can range in weight from under a pound for rodents to many hundreds of pounds for animals such as horses. Some pets are pretty much sedentary and don’t get much exercise, while others are highly active and have a much higher metabolism. It’s a good idea to talk with a veterinarian who is familiar with CBD’s medicinal uses before you give your pet CBD oil.
It’s important to note that hemp seed oil and CBD oil are not the same product. Hemp seed oil is the oil extracted from hemp seeds and is generally used for cooking and as a dietary supplement. Hemp seed oil does not contain any CBD or other cannabinoids. CBD oil, on the other hand, is made by extracting the essential oils from the plant’s flower clusters and contains cannabinoids, terpenes and other active compounds. The products we sell are always made from CBD oil so you can experience the full benefits.
Terpenes are essential oils found in all plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs that help protect the plant from various threats, like fungus, insects and stressors in their environment. When you smell the fragrance of peppermint and lemongrass, you’re actually smelling the terpenes limonene and myrcene. While there are many kinds of terpenes, only a few are known to have medicinal properties.
The overall effect of the rich combination of cannabinoids and terpenes is known as the entourage effect. In the case of cannabis, these cannabinoids and terpenes work together to produce a range of effects which is thought to be greater than the sum of its individual components.
More research is needed to determine the exact role that terpenes play in the overall effects of CBD oil, but it seems clear that terpenes work with cannabinoids to produce a richer effect than CBD alone.
Some CBD oil products are actually oil infused with pure CBD. These products do not have the added benefits of terpenes and other cannabinoids that our products have and do not produce the entourage effect. They are not recommended.
Full Spectrum CBD Oil
Earlier we mentioned another class of compounds called terpenes. Raw PCR hemp extract contains terpenes as well as other cannabinoid compounds similar to CBD. Because it retains the natural balance of cannabinoids and terpenes found in the original plant, we refer to these products as full spectrum oils.
Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
Broad spectrum CBD oil is very similar to a full spectrum oil. Full spectrum CBD oil, as we mentioned, retains the original concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes found in raw PCR hemp extract. Broad spectrum CBD oil also contains these concentrations of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes but has all trace amounts of THC removed. This is ideal for those who want absolutely no THC in their CBD products.
CBD can also be isolated and purified. Pure CBD is known in the industry as CBD isolate. In their pure form, and at room temperature, cannabinoids are solid crystals. Purified cannabinoids are colorless and odorless. CBD isolate can be consumed directly or used as an additive in other preparations such as edibles and beverages; however, it is devoid of the beneficial terpenes and other cannabinoids found naturally in the plant.
The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires that we inform you that the efficacy of CBD oil products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research as a treatment for any medical condition. The information in this document is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This guide contains information that will help you make educated decisions about why and how to use CBD oil. It is not intended to provide medical advice. It’s important that the reader seek the advice of a qualified medical professional who is well versed in the therapeutic use of CBD before beginning use