Hemp and CBD FAQs

What is CBD Oil?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is a natural botanical chemical found in the hemp plant. CBD oil, also called CBD hemp oil or cannabidiol oil, is classified as a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids fall into two categories: endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by the body, and phytocannabinoids, which are consumed or applied topically. CBD is considered a phytocannabinoid, which means, the body does not naturally produce this chemical. The consumption of CBD oils, whether it’s through a tincture, salve, or other cream or ointment, can help our body’s immune and regulatory system function more efficiently and effectively.

Exodus CBD oil is extracted from organically-grown hemp plants. The hemp extract is taken from every part of the hemp plant, classifying it as a “full spectrum CBD oil.” Full Spectrum CBD Oil benefits could help lead to a healthier life. CBD oil contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, terpenes, vitamins, amino acids, and more. Full Spectrum CBD oils incorporate an assortment of cannabinoids that occur naturally in industrial hemp. Groundbreaking findings about cannabinoids and medical research have made intriguing discoveries about cannabis (hemp plants) and its therapeutic effects.

What are the Side Effects of CBD Oil?

No matter what type of hemp product, CBD oils, or other alternative medicines you choose, remember that everybody is unique, and just as with any medication or personal care product, people may have different physical reactions to CBD or hemp oils. It’s important to communicate with your physician about your use of CBD hemp oils, especially if it is being used to help with a serious illness. Overall, although there are a few known potential side effects of cannabidiol, most studies have shown that CBD is well-tolerated by most consumers. Compared to other drugs used for similar treatments, CBD oil actually has a much better side effect profile. It is overall incredibly safe and effective for most body-types and medical conditions. Here are some of the most commonly reported CBD side effects:

  • Tiredness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Increased appetite
  • Dry mouth

Depending on your reasons for taking the CBD hemp oil, these may even be positive side effects! It’s certainly true that the positive effects can outweigh the negative.

Will I Get High from CBD Oil?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is the main active compound in the hemp plant, and unlike THC, it is not psychoactive, so it doesn’t create the effects of being “high.” Using Exodus CBD Oils and Hemp Products will never make you fail a drug test or have the psychoactive effects on your brain that are associated with THC from the marijuana plant. This is true no matter how much you take, or how you take it.

How Much CBD Oil Should You Take?

You can buy Full Spectrum CBD oil tinctures from Exodus CBD Oils and hemp Products in 500mg/30ml bottles. How much CBD oil should you take daily for an effective dose? There is no definitive answer on this because, as with most natural or alternative medicines, the FDA does not allow cannabidiol companies to be recognized as an official treatment or cure for any health conditions. This is because everyone’s endocannabinoid system –the receptors in the brain and nervous system that interact with CBD–displays different reactions to CBD oil.

A few things to consider when it comes to proper CBD dosage:

  1. Full Spectrum CBD oil (which is the only type sold by Exodus) is more effective than CBD isolates, so the type of CBD oil must be considered upon determining CBD dosage. Not all CBD oils are created equal.
  2. For first time CBD oil users, you may not know how fast-acting the oil may be or how much you truly need to see noticeable effects, so it is always good to start off with a few drops under the tongue daily and increase as needed. There is no standard “one-size-fits-all” dosage for CBD, so it is all about taking time to listen to your body’s reactions.
  3. The type of condition you are using CBD for can make an impact on the dosage and the best method of CBD consumption. Your weight and severity of the condition can play a role in CBD dosage as well. 
  4. Remember that you cannot overdose on CBD oil. Our best advice is to start small, listen to your body, and keep in mind that no matter how much you need, you are not harming your brain and cannot get “high.”

How Long Does It Take for CBD to Take Effect?

Just as with determining the proper dosage of CBD oil that is right for you, how long it takes CBD oil to work depends on many factors, including the type and severity of symptoms you are treating, your body size, the concentration of CBD oil, and the method you use.

Three Ways to Take CBD Oil:

  1. Vaping: Using a vape pen or vaporizer generally is the fastest way to feel the effects of the CBD due to it immediately entering the bloodstream.
  2. Orally / Sublingually: The second fastest option is to take a few drops of Exodus CBD oil tincture under your tongue. This is the most popular way to use CBD and it usually works within a few minutes. Effects from Exodus CBD oil tinctures and drops can last an average of 4-6 hours or more!
  3. Topical Application: Using Exodus CBD hemp oil health and beauty products topically, such as soaps, balms, ointments, salves, and lotions, can have lasting effects on pain and help skin problems. This is a slower method of CBD usage, sometimes taking up to an hour to feel the effects, but when used daily, topical CBD lotions and creams can have the longest-lasting effects over time.
  4. Edibles: CBD capsules and edibles can take a while to produce effects, because it all depends on the digestive process. It is suggested that to see more immediate effects, you consume CBD edibles on an empty stomach. This method is the slowest and can take up to 1-2 hours to achieve the desired outcome, however, the effects can last up to 4-6 hours.

Is CBD Good for You?

CBD hemp oil products are high in compounds that your body does not naturally produce, such as Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, vitamins, chlorophyll, terpenes, and amino acids, thus making it a great, entirely natural nutritional supplement. CBD oils are also known for helping boost immunity and keeping the regulatory system functioning at an optimal level.

Groundbreaking research about cannabinoids, CBD, and hemp extracts has provided increasing evidence of the vast array of therapeutic and medical benefits of CBD hemp oils. Some of the most common uses of CBD are to reduce anxiety, pain, inflammation, headaches, and lessen symptoms of many medical concerns.

CBD oils can affect everyone differently, just as any traditional or alternative medicine, however, the side effect profile of CBD oil is far more favorable than most commonly used medications.

CBD oil usage does not affect your behavior, mind, or thoughts in any negative way, and will not have psychoactive effects on your brain or make you “high.” It is safe, legal, and incredibly beneficial for your overall mental and physical health.

Is CBD Oil Legal?

CBD is legal as long as it is derived and extracted solely from the hemp plant and grown in a state approved program. In order to comply with federal and state laws, ALL Exodus CBD oils and hemp products contain less than the maximum legal limit of 0.3% THC. CBD oil doesn’t require a prescription and is not a controlled substance or medication. The FDA considers non-THC based hemp products to be “food-based” and therefore legal without a medical marijuana license. CBD hemp oil is legal in all 50 states; however, it is important to check with the specific regional laws in your area before purchasing hemp products online due to the ever-changing nature of the cannabis and hemp industry laws.

Marijuana Vs Hemp

One factor that often prevents people from taking the leap to buy CBD oil or CBD hemp products is that they are under the false impression that hemp CBD oils and marijuana CBD oils are the same thing. After all, Exodus CBD oils ARE hemp extracts, and hemp and marijuana are both technically the same species of plant — Cannabis Sativa L. So, does this mean marijuana and hemp are the same? The answer is a resounding no. Although both the hemp and marijuana plant are both classified as a form of Cannabis, the difference between marijuana and hemp CBD is actually quite vast.

The hemp plant and marijuana plant have a different chemical composition and are used for very different purposes. Exodus CBD Oils are a full spectrum CBD oil, which means it is derived solely from the hemp plant, using all parts of the plant (stalk, leaves, flowers, etc.) to maximize the healing effects of CBD. Here are the main differences between marijuana and hemp extracts:

What is Hemp?

Hemp, a member of the cannabis species, is cultivated most frequently for commercial use. Hemp extracts utilize the seeds, stalks, and all parts of the plant to create products such as herbal nutritional supplements, natural medicine, food, paper, textiles, body care and organic hygiene products, plastics composites, building materials, and biofuels.

To be considered hemp, the plant must not exceed more than 0.3% THC (the psychoactive compound in marijuana). THC levels in hemp are more than 30x less than the weakest marijuana strains, making hemp impossible to get you high, with no psychoactive effects on your brain when consumed.

What is Marijuana?

One of the main differences in hemp vs marijuana is that marijuana is high in THC and low in CBD. Hemp extracts are the exact opposite–incredibly low in THC and rich in cannabidiol (CBD). While hemp extracts and hemp oils are used commercially for a multitude of purposes, marijuana is harvested primarily for its psychoactive properties, which make users feel a high or euphoric effect. THC is highly regulated, as its effects are still being studied. At this time marijuana is federally illegal in the U.S. although many states have legalized medical and/or recreational marijuana. Marijuana is harvested only for the flowers, while all parts of the hemp plant are used to create botanical and industrial products.

Exodus CBD oils are a full spectrum hemp-based CBD, which means it is federally legal and third-party tested to ensure it meets necessary guidelines for sale of CBD oils.

What’s the Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?

Most people use the terms hemp oil and CBD oil interchangeably, when in fact, these are two very different entities. CBD oils and hemp oils both come from the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa. However, each oil comes from a different strain of the cannabis species. (It’s similar to comparing strains of viruses — there is Influenza A, B, C, etc., and they are all a bit different, but still technically “the flu.”) Here are the main differences between hemp oil vs CBD oil:

Cannabinoid Content

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that react with receptors in the brain and can create various medicinal benefits or psychoactive experiences depending on the type of cannabinoid. The most common cannabinoids are CBD and THC. Hemp oil generally has a very low cannabinoid count, whereas CBD oil is high in cannabinoids.

To be considered a hemp product, the THC concentration must be 0.3% or lower. This means that you will not experience the psychoactive effects of THC with either hemp oil or CBD oil.

Hemp oil has a low CBD count (around 3.5%), making it quite ineffective as a medical treatment. CBD oil has high CBD counts (around 20%) making it a great natural treatment for several medical problems, including chronic pain, sinus issues, skin conditions, and much more!

Parts Used to Create the Oil / How the Oil is Produced

CBD oil utilizes ALL parts of the plant, including the flowers, leaves, and stems. CBD oils are created through a process called solvent extraction, where a solvent is used to fully extract only the CBD oils from the hemp plant.

Hemp oil is created strictly from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hempseed oil is produced more like olive or peanut oil, in which the seeds are pressed to extract the hemp oil.

Hemp Oil Vs. CBD Oil Uses

These two oils are used for very different purposes, which is why it is important to distinguish hemp oil from CBD oil. Hemp oils are used as industrial products and as a food source or nutritional supplement. Hemp oils are high in polyunsaturated fats, amino acids, and vitamins. Hemp oils are also used in botanical shampoos, soaps, lotions, paint, plastic composites, textiles, building materials, and biofuels. Hemp oil has nutritional benefits but has relatively low health benefits compared to CBD oil.

CBD oils are used as a natural health source or alternative medicine to opioids. There are countless medical uses for CBD, and many are still being discovered. CBD is used frequently to reduce inflammation and lessen chronic pain, help with nausea, problems with appetite or sleep, and so much more!

Essentially, hemp oil is a nutritional supplement and industrial product, and CBD oil is a medicine.

Who Uses CBD Oil?  

CBD is all-natural, organic, and free of man-made chemicals, GMOs, and any other potentially harmful substance. CBD oil is safe for virtually anyone, despite age,** race, body type, or condition. It is important to remember that every person reacts to these substances differently, so effects may vary, but overall there are very few, if any proven harmful side effects. The natural healing properties of CBD make it a popular alternative medicine for several ailments.

Whether you’re suffering from a serious medical condition or simply looking to begin your journey to a healthier lifestyle, daily CBD and hemp product use can benefit nearly anyone at any stage in life!

**Exodus CBD Oils and Hemp Products are 100% safe to use at any age, however, due to regulations, you must be 18 or older to buy hemp products online.**

Order Exodus CBD Oils and Hemp Products online today! Now that you’re informed, there’s no reason not to experience the benefits of CBD for yourself and the ones you love!