GENERAL CBD INFORMATION

WHAT IS CBD?   

CBD is a cannabinoid found in the Cannabis Sativa plant species, of which hemp is a member.  Studies have shown that CBD has the potential to provide a variety of whole body benefits without any intoxicating side effects.

WHAT ARE CANNABINOIDS?

Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds classified as either phytocannabinoids (from plants) or endocannabinoids (from within the body). CBD and THC are the two most common phytocannabinoids.  Anandamide and 2-AG are the two most common endocannabinoids.

WHAT ARE TERPENES?

Terpenes are volatile hydrocarbon-based compounds that are produced by most plants. Cannabis happens to contain a huge diversity of terpenes normally relegated to other plant species.  Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the FDA, and they are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products. 

Terpenes have a powerful effect on the human body and are used in many health modalities, including aromatherapy.  Some common terpenes include linalool, terpinolene, limonene, myrcene, beta-caryophyllene, camphene, and citronellol.  Terpenes may be most helpful for optimizing metabolism, increasing muscle and joint function, and improving mood.

WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM?

The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, is the largest receptor system in the human body.  It is a lock and key system comprised of cannabinoids (keys) and receptors (their locks).  The ECS maintains balance, or homeostasis, throughout the entire body. That means it’s responsible for maintaining and regulating stress, sleep, appetite, mood, temperature, motor control, immune function, pleasure, pain, reproduction, fertility, and memory.

WHAT IS THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT? 

There are many different beneficial aspects of the cannabis plant.  Although terpenes are not as powerful as cannabinoids, they do provide natural benefits.  The synergized impact of cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and more all working together is termed the entourage effect. Thanks to it, full spectrum CBD is stronger than any cannabinoid or terpene used on its own, such as CBD Isolate. 

WHAT IS CANNABIS?

Cannabis is a natural plant with two main species studied and used for consumption, Sativa and Indica.  Cannabis sativa plants are tall and wispy; they’re the primary species used for hemp cultivation because they produce more fiber than Indica plants.  The Cannabis indica plant, on the other hand, is shorter and more resinous.  Cannabis indica is very well suited for producing cannabinoid-rich flowers, or buds.  Cannabis is a great source for a variety of beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?

Hemp and Marijuana are both members of the Cannabis family, though they have very different chemical compositions.  Hemp plants have less than 0.3% THC, while Marijuana plants have anywhere from 3-35% THC. Marijuana is considered an illegal drug by the United States federal government.  Many states have implemented legislation to regulate Marijuana as a medicine, and some states have even legalized it for recreational use.  However, Marijuana remains illegal at the federal level.  

Hemp is not marijuana.  For one, it’s completely legal; 2018’s Federal Farm Bill allows for hemp cultivation as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC.  Most industrial hemp is grown for its fiber and contains small amounts of cannabinoids and terpenes, so it’s not the most desirable source of CBD.  While most CBD products available today are derived from this type of industrial hemp, Olakino is different. Our CBD is made from a stabilized strain of CBD-rich hemp. Our hemp contains ten times more CBD, per unit, than standard industrial hemp.

DOES CBD GET USERS HIGH?  

No! Unlike THC, CBD is not intoxicating, meaning it doesn’t give users the cerebral ‘high’ often associated with cannabis.  While THC binds directly to the brain’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, CBD only binds gently … thus it only has gentle effects.  This is the single most important characteristic of CBD from a therapeutic and legal perspective. It also explains exactly why CBD is legal to use in all 50 states.  Because CBD won’t make users feel intoxicated it’s a great option for parents, their children, working professionals, and anyone else who does not want to compromise their mental clarity.

 WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CBD OIL?

  • Marijuana Oils
    Oils can be extracted from high-THC cannabis just as they can be from hemp.  Oil derived from marijuana is usually referred to as Cannabis Oil.  There might be a small amount of CBD in marijuana oil, but most are usually going for higher concentrations of THC.  Any oil that contains more than 0.3% THC is not federally legal. 
  • Hemp Extract
    Hemp Extract is raw oil derived from standard industrial hemp.  It doesn’t go through an extensive extraction or purification process and usually doesn’t include third-party lab tests. It is a low-cost, low-quality source of CBD.
  • Hemp Seed Oil
    Hemp Oil is not (necessarily) the same as CBD Oil.  Also known as Hemp Seed Oil, this oil comes from the seeds of the hemp plant.  That means it contains virtually no CBD or THC. The majority of hemp’s CBD content is located in its leaves and flowering tops.
  • Phytocannabinoid-Rich (PCR) Oil
    CBD-rich oil (PCR oil) is a term used to describe CBD oil that has gone through a special filtration and distillation process to remove unwanted compounds such as chlorophyll and waxes.  It is derived from ‘stabilized’ hemp with high concentrations of CBD, cannabinoids, and terpenes.
  • CBD Isolate Oil
    CBD Isolate is 99.9% pure CBD.  There are no other cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids or fatty acids found in CBD Isolate; so it doesn’t activate the entourage effect. Epidiolex is a CBD Isolate product that has been FDA Drug approved as a drug for treating children with seizures.
  • Full Spectrum CBD Oil
    Full Spectrum CBD oil contains virtually everything the hemp plant contains. This includes a wide range of cannabinoids, essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids and more.  All of these benefits work together to provide a greater effect than anyone benefit alone.  This is known as the entourage effect.
  • Broad Spectrum CBD Oil Broad Spectrum CBD is Full Spectrum CBD oil that goes through a state-of-the-art extraction technique to remove the THC.  This extraction process removes all of the THC while maintaining all of the CBD, other cannabinoids, essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, etc.  Broad Spectrum CBD oil offers the benefits of Full Spectrum CBD oil without any trace amounts of THC.
  • Olakino CBD Oil
    Olakino CBD uses a CBD-rich hemp cultivar to produce an extremely high-quality, Broad-Spectrum Oil.  Olakino CBD includes a wide range of cannabinoids, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, proteins, terpenes, flavonoids, and fibers…all without a trace of THC, chlorophyll, chemicals or solvents.  Every Olakino CBD product is tested and verified by a third-party lab for potency and safety.

HEMP OIL vs CBD OIL

Hemp Oil is NOT the same as CBD Oil.  Hemp Oil, also known as Hemp Seed Oil, is only part of the cannabinoid family because it comes from the seeds of the hemp plant.  Hemp Oil contains virtually no CBD or THC. The majority of hemp’s cannabinoids (including CBD) are located in the leaves, resin or flowering tops of the plants.

Hemp Seed Oil does have some unique benefits as it is often found in many hair, skin and nail products.  Hemp Seed Oil has an impressive ratio of Omega-6 and Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which makes it an exceptional promoter of heart and brain health.  But it still doesn’t directly activate the endocannabinoid system as CBD does.

CBD Oil is the most studied and researched component of the cannabis plant. It may actually restore the endocannabinoid system back into a state of hemostasis.  This may provide benefits in many areas, including sleep, appetite, mood, pain, immune and hormonal regulation.  Overall, studies just keep on pointing to CBD’s amazing potential.  

Keep in mind that Hemp Oil costs significantly less to produce than CBD oil because there is no farming, harvesting or milling associated with its production.  Because of this, Hemp Oil usually costs significantly less than CBD Oil. Dishonest and unethical companies try to promote Hemp Oil as CBD Oil.  It is very important that you read the labels carefully and look for the CBD per serving.  Olakino Organics is proud to offer the safest and most effective CBD products at an affordable daily price.

CBD DOSING

Every person’s endocannabinoid system is unique.  The amount of CBD needed to impact the ECS can depend on many factors, which include a person’s age, weight and overall health.

CBD Dosing Rule #1:  Start with a small dose

It can take the endocannabinoid system a couple of weeks to fully benefit from the onset of CBD dosing.  For this reason, we suggest administering the same small daily dose for at least 10 days before making any adjustments.  This gives the CBD time to fully saturate the ECS.  If you’re not seeing any benefits after 10 days, try increasing the dose to the next recommended amount on our general dosage guide.

CBD is a natural product so, unlike pharmaceuticals, there has never been a reported occurrence of over-dosing with CBD or any other cannabinoid.  Finding the right amount of CBD that is needed is the key to maximizing CBD’s benefits for each consumer.  Studies have shown that users will not build up a tolerance, so there won’t be a need to increase the strength once the optimal CBD dosage is found. If anything, the dose can be slowly reduced over long periods of time as users get healthier.

CBD Dosing Rule #2:  Take a consistent dose every day

Once benefits are seen and the optimal dose is achieved, the second rule to follow is to take a consistent daily dose.  A consistent daily dose will ensure the ECS continues to function at its best.  Studies show that small and large CBD doses do not work as well as accurate doses.  The key to achieving the best benefits is to take the most effective dose on a consistent basis.

One of the main causes for concern in the CBD industry is unreliable purity and safety standards.  A study of online CBD products found that only 26 of 84 CBD products actually contained the amount of CBD listed on the label. 

Olakino Organics, on the other hand, runs internal quality control tests on each product.  Once those tests meet our potency and safety standards, we send the product to a third-party lab for verification. This gives us the ability to provide accurate and detailed information on every bottle so consumers can make informed dosing decisions.  We break down each dose by mg/ml and measure every bottle based on active ingredients, not volume.  This entire process helps ensure customers get a consistent CBD serving in every dose.

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DOES CBD HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

One of the most fascinating aspects of CBD is its ability to produce whole-body benefits with very little side effects. Still, CBD use can carry some risks.  Even though CBD is almost always well-tolerated, there is potential for some basic side effects such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness, and fatigue.  CBD also has the potential to interact with other medications, such as blood thinners.

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