CBD Oil Mission FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions About CBD Oil
CBD (cannabidiol) oil is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in the hemp plant. Cannibinoids are also produced by the body, interacting with millions of cellular receptors in the body to restore and maintain health.
CBD nourishes and supports your body’s Endocannabinoid System by interacting with millions of cannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitters found throughout the tissues and cells in your body.
No, CBD will not get you high, because it is not a psychotropic cannabinoid, unlike the THC found in the marijuana plant (which can contain between 5% and 20% THC).
The hemp plant is an entirely different strain of cannabis that contains high quantities of CBD and almost zero traces of THC. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is then technically a marijuana plant.
Yes, we have many CBD success stories helping dogs and cats with serious health problems. All mammals have an Endocannabinoid System, so CBD oil works for Dogs and Cats, including help for pain, arthritis, seizures, inflammation, loss of appetite, digestive issues, anxiety and other problems dogs and cats have as they get older. We have specially formulated water-soluble CBD for Dogs and Cats.
Water soluble (can be mixed with water) CBD bypasses the digestive system, works faster, lasts longer and is up to 10 times more bioavailable than regular CBD oils. This is important because our body is 90% water, so when you take a water base product your body readily absorbs it. Your body absorbs far more of the CBD because it isn’t trapped in an oil based product that must go through the digestive system, where is loses up to 90% of its potency.
CBD American Shaman Founders spent years developing our proprietary nano-technology that reduces the CBD particle size from 4,000 nanometers to less than 100 nanometers, which allows us to mix it with water. This is why our CBD products to be up to 10 times more potent, bioavailable and effective compared to regular CBD oils.
There are four main reasons why we believe our products are the highest quality on the market today:
Reason #1: All our CBD is 100% organic and is harvested, extracted and packaged in the USA. This is important because US Hemp plants are amongst the highest quality in the world. Hemp plants from China and other countries typically produce low-quality CBD hemp oil.
Reason #2: We only use a low-heat CO2 extraction method to extract the CBD oil from the hemp plant.
Reason #3: All our CBD is made from 100% organic and full-spectrum hemp oil. In other words, we use the entire plant as nature provides and do not isolate the CBD from all other naturally occuring flavinoids, terpenes secondary cannibinoids, essential fatty acids, enzymes and all the other vital food co-factors found in the hemp plant.
Reason #4: At CBD American Shaman, our founders developed a proprietary nano-technology to reduce the particle size of normal CBD from 4,000 nanometers to less than 100 nanometers. This process creates a very potent CBD that can be mixed with water (water-soluble), so it bypasses the digestive system, works faster, lasts longer and is up to 10 times more bioavailable than regular CBD oils.
Most people are amazed to feel relief from stress, anxiety or pain within just 5 minutes of trying our water-soluble CBD for the first time. We offer free samples at our local stores, so come by to see for yourself.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a Master Regulatory System responsible for regulating and balancing your brain, nervous system, hormonal system and immune system to ensure the body maintains optimal health.
Researchers first discovered the Endocannabinoid System when researching how marijuana works in the body in the 1990s. The ECS was named after the plant that was responsible for its discovery (cannabis). This research also discovered the body makes its own cannabinoids and they are found in nature, including in the hemp plant, which contains huge quantities natural cannabinoids.
Yes, CBD is a naturally-occurring chemical compound that comes directly from the cannabis plant. It is not synthetically made. Furthermore, all our CBD products are made from 100% Organic Hemp, harvested in the US.
Cannabis is the generic name for a group of plants that include hemp and marijuana plants.
Cannabinoids (KAN-uh-bin-noyds) are a diverse group of chemical compounds naturally found in the human body (endo-cannabinoids) and also in cannabis plants (phyto-cannabinoids).
CBD oil is made from a variety of parts of the mature hemp plant including its stalks and flowers, which contains the cannabinoids within the hemp plant. We use a low-heat CO2 extraction process, which is the healthiest and most efficient way to extract the CBD oil.
Traditional hemp oil (hempseed oil) is made from hemp seeds, has no CBD in it and has been sold as for decades in health food stores for both cooking and skincare.
Yes and No. Yes: CBD oil is sometimes referred to as hemp oil or derived from hemp oil, which it technically is because it comes from the hemp plant. No: If hemp oil comes from the seeds, it is actually hempseed oil and has no CBD in it at all (see above FAQ).
Yes. As long as the CBD is derived from hemp plants (not marijuana plants) and contains less than 0.3% THC then it is legal in the US for anyone 18 years or older. The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (Farm Bill) declared that all “hemp” extracts (CBD) are legal agricultural products provided they contain less than 0.3% of THC.
No. Our CBD store in only carries hemp-derived products with less than .3% THC. We do not sell marijuana or any of it’s related products.
Terpenes are the active ingredients in all essential oils that come from medicinal plants and herbs, inlcuding hte hemp plant.
Usually you can tell the if a CBD is rich in terpenes by the taste. Terpene-rich CBD will have a strong and sometimes slightly bitter taste of hemp. It is a natural product so it can vary, however a clean CBD with lots of terpenes will give you a very strong hemp taste.
Full spectrum is all the good things you get from a plant, which come from a wide range of cannabinoids, terpenes, antioxidants, nutrients and other plant compounds present in the hemp plant. It can provide a greater effect than CBD alone as all the cannabinoids work together, as nature intended, in what is known as the entourage effect. A recent study from Israel has documented the superior therapeutic properties of whole-plant (full spectrum) cannabis extract over single-molecule (isolate) cannabidiol (CBD)*.
*Br J Parmacol. 2011 Aug; 163(7): 1344-1364. Taming THC: potential cannabis synergy and phytocannabinoid-terpenoid entourage effects. E B Russo