General CBD Questions
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a chemical found in cannabis and hemp plants. Unlike THC, which is the psychoactive compound that gets people high, CBD does not interact with the body's cannabinoid receptors. This makes it an ideal supplement for people looking to avoid the psychoactive effects of cannabis. CBD has been shown to have a wide range of benefits, including treating anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and more.
CBD is found in greater abundance in the hemp variety of cannabis sativa, which has a low THC concentration (below 0.3% as a legal standard). There are over 100 identified Phyto cannabinoids in the cannabis sativa plant.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
The endocannabinoid system is a vital part of our bodies that helps to maintain homeostasis. By understanding this system, we can better treat and prevent diseases. There are many ways to support the health of your endocannabinoid system, such as eating a healthy diet, exercising, and using CBD oil.
The body naturally produces its own cannabinoids that interact with the ECS, and these are called endocannabinoids. Plant based cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) also interact with the endocannabinoid system similarly, in both direct and indirect ways.
How is CBD Oil Made?
CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut or hemp oil.
There are three main ways to extract CBD oil: CO2 extraction, ethanol extraction, and terpenes extraction.
CO2 extraction is the most popular and most expensive method, but it yields the highest quality oil. The CBD is extracted using carbon dioxide gas under high pressure and low temperature. This method preserves the terpenes and other cannabinoids in the oil.
Ethanol extraction is less expensive than CO2 extraction, but it yields a lower quality oil. The CBD is extracted using alcohol under heat and pressure. This method destroys some of the terpenes and other cannabinoids in the oil.
Terpenes extraction is the cheapest method, but it yields a lower quality oil.
What is Decarboxylation?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid that has exploded in popularity in recent years. This is due in part to its purported health benefits, which include reducing anxiety and inflammation, as well as treating chronic pain and epilepsy. CBD is available in a variety of forms, including oil, tincture, and capsules.
One important thing to note about CBD is that it is not psychoactive. This means that it does not produce the "high" associated with THC-containing cannabis products. CBD does interact with the body's endocannabinoid system, however.
One way to increase the bioavailability of CBD is to decarboxylate it. Decarboxylation is a process that involves heating CBD-containing cannabis products to convert the cannabinoid from its acid form to its neutral form.
What is Winterization?
Winterization is the process of preparing a cannabis extract for storage during winter months. The goal of winterization is to prevent the extract from becoming cloudy or viscous when stored at cold temperatures. Winterization can be achieved by using a variety of methods, including freezing, evaporation, and precipitation.
Why Does CBD Crystallize?
Crystallization is the process of a molecule forming a solid structure by packing its molecules together in a repeating pattern. When CBD crystallizes, it means that it has formed a solid structure composed of the CBD molecule and other molecules that are present in the oil. This is not an uncommon occurrence with CBD oil, and there are several reasons why it may happen.
One reason for CBD crystallization is that the oil may be too thick. The CBD molecule is relatively large, and when it is suspended in a thick oil, it can be more likely to form crystals. Another reason for CBD crystallization may be the purity of the oil. If the oil has been purified to remove any impurities, then the CBD molecule will be more likely to form crystals since there will be fewer other molecules present to interfere with its formation.
What Other Ingredients Are In CBD Oil?
CBD oil has the natural compounds present in the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant that include cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids and flavonoids. The actual compound profile depends on the processing. The plant material can be refined/processed to have the full-spectrum of plant compounds, a broad-spectrum of plant compounds with the THC removed or an isolate that is up to 99% pure CBD.
The other ingredients in CBD oil vary depending on the manufacturer. Some oils may contain additives like flavorings or terpenes, while others may not. It's important to read the label carefully to make sure you know what's in the product you're buying. Some CBD oils may also contain small amounts of THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis.
Why Is Bioavailability Important?
When you take a medication, the goal is for it to reach its target site in your body and have an effect. The amount of medication that gets into your system, and how long it stays there, is called bioavailability. Bioavailability is important because it determines how much of the medication you take will have an effect.
If a drug has low bioavailability, that means not very much of the drug will get into your system and it may not be effective. Drugs with high bioavailability means more of the drug will reach its target site and be effective. This is why bioavailability is important when taking medications, including CBD oil.
CBD oil has low bioavailability compared to other drugs because it is a cannabinoid taken orally. When you take CBD oil, only 10-20% of the cannabinoid actually reaches your bloodstream.
Is CBD Legal?
Yes. CBD is legal only if it possesses less than 0.3 mg of THC per component per item. Check with your Keystone state to guarantee details.
Product Specific Questions
What Is Broad Spectrum CBD VS Full Spectrum CBD (BSO)?
Broad-spectrum CBD is a type of CBD that refers to products that contain both CBD and THC. Full-spectrum CBD, on the other hand, refers to products that only contain CBD. There are a few main reasons why you may want to choose a broad-spectrum product over a full spectrum product. For one, full-spectrum products may contain more cannabinoids than broad-spectrum products. This can result in better efficacy and dosing potential.
What Is Full-Spectrum CBD VS Broad Spectrum CBD (FSO)?
Full-spectrum CBD, also known as whole plant CBD, is the most comprehensive variety of CBD. It includes both CBD and other cannabinoids, such as THC, in trace amounts. FSO refers to “broad spectrum” CBD, which is less comprehensive than full spectrum and may only include CBD and THC.
What Is THC-Free CBD Oil?
THC-Free CBD Oil is actually what is known as NDTHC, Non-Detectable THC Oil.
The CBD Oil has gone through a THC remediation process like chromatography or other remediation methods that bring the oil to a non-detectable level of THC.
What Is The Difference Between Non-Detectable And THC Compliant?
THC Compliant is the emerging industry-standard name for Full-Spectrum Oils that are below the legal 0.3% THC Content.
Non-Detectable THC Oils (NDTHC) is the emerging industry-standard name for Broad-Spectrum CBD oil.
What Are Cannabis Terpenes and What Do They Do?
Cannabis Terpenes or Hemp Terpenes are a class of around 140 aromatic organic hydrocarbons found in the cannabis and hemp plant. Although they are the source of the distinct aroma and flavor of the plant, they also play an important role in protecting the plant from fungus, insects, bacteria and other environmental attacks.
Terpenes are part of the beneficial natural cannabinoid synergy of the cannabis and hemp plant. Terpenes can be added to a variety of products to create unique scents, flavors, and overall experiences.
How Do You Use CBD Isolate?
Since CBD Isolate is a powder, it can be used in a variety of ways. You can eat it, smoke it, dab it vaporize it, rub it on your skin when added to creams, and more.
This means CBD product developers and brands can use +99% Pure CBD Isolate powder in any kind of product from edibles to topicals and more.
How Do You Make CBD Oil From Isolate Powder?
CBD oil can be made from isolated powder by combining it with a carrier oil like MCT oil, grapeseed oil or olive oil. MCT oil is the most popular carrier oil used for formulating CBD oil from an isolate.
How Is Water Soluble CBD Made?
In order for CBD to become water-soluble, it must be broken into very small particles, or nanoparticles, and then delivered with a lipid delivery system. This requires combining with an emulsifier or using a self-emulsifying system such as VESIsorb® Drug Delivery System (SEDDS) which actually a naturally self-assembling colloidal droplet delivery system.
What Is The Difference Between CBD and CBG?
CBG (cannabigerols) is often referred to as "The Mother" because it is the acidic precursor to all critical cannabinoids, including CBD (CBDA), THC (THCA) and CBC (CBCA). In other words, CBG is the metabolic source of the most dominant phytocannabinoids, including CBD.
What Is CBN?
CBN (Cannabinol) is a cannabinoid that is produced from the degradation of THC when the harvested plant is subjected to high temperatures (sunlight) and exposed to air (oxygen). This occurs over time as the THC natural degrades into CBN. Many of the properties of THC are attributed to CBN; however, the psychoactive effects of CBN are negligible (about 1/10th).
What Is CBC?
CBC (cannabichromene) is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBC, like CBD and THC, also stems from the precursor CBGA. It converts through the enzyme process to CBCA and through decarboxylation, either over time or quickly. If exposed to heat, it will lose a molecule of CO2 and become CBC. CBC also shows promise for therapeutic benefits similar to CBD. CBC is also non-psychoactive.
What Is CBDV?
CBDV (cannabidivarin) has a molecular structure similar to CBD and it is also non-psychoactive. It is found in greater abundance in indica strains of the plant or low THC strains. Varins have two less carbon atoms than their non-varin counterparts. CBDV is one of the varin analogs of cannabinoids (designated with a V after the name) and are just slightly different versions of their siblings, meaning CBDV will have the same or similar properties to CBD. However, there may be a shorter duration of effect or differences in dosage response.
What Is THCV?
Although THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) is similar to THC there are several key differences. The main difference is the origin within the plant. THCV has a different parent cannabinoid, known as CBGVA (cannabigerovarin acid), than THC, CBD and others. Like THC, THCV is psychoactive; however, the effects wear off faster.
How Do You Consume Water Dissolvable CBD?
Water soluble CBD is great for vaping, but what about consuming it in other ways? There are a few different ways to consume water soluble CBD, and each one has its own benefits. Here are three methods for consuming water soluble CBD: ingesting it as a supplement, using it to vape, and using it in food and beverage products.
What Is The Difference Between Hemp Flower and Hemp Biomass?
Hemp flower and hemp biomass are two very different types of products derived from the cannabis plant. Hemp flower is the dried flowers of the hemp plant, while hemp biomass is anything from fiber to fuel. Hemp flower is typically used in products such as food, beverages, cosmetics and CBD oil. Hemp biomass is most commonly used for energy sources such as biofuels, plastics and construction materials.
What Is The Benefit Of Hand Harvested/ Hand Dried Hemp VS Machine Harvested/ Dried Hemp?
The main benefit of hand-harvested and hand-dried hemp over machine-harvested and dried hemp is that the former is more sustainable. The number of resources used in the production of machine harvested and dried hemp is significantly greater than hand harvested and hand dried hemp. Additionally, the environmental impact of machine harvested and dried hemp is considerably greater than hand harvested and hand dried hemp.
What Are The Different Stages Of CBD Crude Oil?
First the crude oil is extracted from the dried hemp material biomass that includes the flowers, leaves, stalks and seeds. The two most common extraction processes are ethanol solvent or CO2 extraction to pull the CBD and other phytocannabinoids and compounds from the plant material.
The CBD crude oil can then be refined further by what is called winterization, basically an alcohol wash and then it is frozen. This process removes the organic plant compounds like lipids, waxes and chlorophyll. The result is a pure, potent, transparent distillate.
What Is A COA?
A COA stands for Certificate of Authenticity. It is a document that proves that an item is authentic and has not been altered in any way. It can be a valuable tool when buying items online or in person, as it offers peace of mind that you're getting the real deal.
Why Are COA's Important?
There are a number of reasons why Certified Occupational Aides (COA's) are important. First, COA's provide essential support to those with disabilities. Second, COA's play an important role in ensuring that people with disabilities have access to the same employment opportunities as everyone else. Third, COA's help people with disabilities live as independently as possible. Fourth, COA's promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
American White Label Questions
Where Do You Source Your Hemp?
Our American White Label hemp is the USA, Colorado-grown hemp.
Do You Ship To All 50 States?
American White Label ships to all 50 States in the USA.
Do You Offer International Distribution?
Yes. American White Label offers international distribution. Contact us for country specific information.
Do You Offer Custom Blending Services?
Yes. American White Label offers custom blending services. Please contact us with your specifications and we will be happy to provide you with detailed information.
What Do You Do With Your Waste?
There is no doubt that the world is in a serious crisis when it comes to waste. According to the United Nations Environment Program, there is enough food to feed 10 billion people but we are currently producing over 1.3 billion tonnes of food per year, which equals to over 40 percent of global waste. We compost most of our food waste produced by our production process.