FAQ

What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-toxic, non-psychoactive, chemical compound found with the cannabis plant that produces a vast array of medicinal benefits. CBD is just one of 113 of these compounds, called ‘Cannabinoids’, that interact with the body’s natural Endocannabinoid System (also known as the ECS - a system of receptors located in our brain, central nervous system and peripheral organs). 
Where does CBD come from?
Our CBD oil is derived from medical grade hemp. However, CBD is found in all varieties of cannabis, including marijuana. We source our CBD from hemp since CBD is more abundant in hemp, legally allows us to sell across all 50 states, and is a cheaper more efficient method to source CBD.
How does CBD work?
CBD works within the body’s own Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS consists of this network of Endocannabinoid receptors, which are distributed throughout the organs and tissues of the body. The system is a very complex regulatory system, broad in its function, found in all complex animals - such as fish, dogs and humans. The ECS supports such diverse functions such as memory, mood, digestion, motor function, immune response, appetite, pain, blood pressure, bone growth, and protection of neural tissues. Many researchers believe that there are even more physiological processes with which the ECS is involved, still yet to be discovered.

Endocannabinoids are produced on demand, released back across the synapse, then taken up into the cells and rapidly metabolized (This process is carried out with the help of hepatic P450 enzymes that form covalent bonds with CBD). CBD produces most of its health benefits through indirect actions, such as signaling non-cannabinoid receptors and ion channels like:

  • Fatty Acid Amide Hydrolase (FAAH) Inhibition: This leads to higher levels of endocannabinoids such as anandamide. Endocannabinoids exhibit activity at CB1 and CB2 receptors, providing a myriad of health benefits. 
  • Antagonizing GPR55 Receptors: GPR55 receptors are widely distributed in the brain (especially the cerebellum) and help control bone density and blood pressure. Additionally, GPR55 promotes cancer cell proliferation when activated. These facts may explain CBD’s therapeutic role in osteoporosis and high blood pressure. 
  • Activating TRPV1 Receptors: Involved in regulating pain, body temperature, and inflammation) [other substances targeting TRPV1 receptors include anandamide, AM404 (a metabolite of acetaminophen), capsaicin, and various cannabinoids such as CBN, CBG, CBC, THCV, and CBDV.
  • Activating the 5-ht1A Receptor (at high doses): The 5-ht1a receptor helps regulate anxiety, addiction, appetite, sleep, pain perception, nausea, and vomiting. CBDA (the raw form of CBD) shows an even higher affinity for this receptor than CBD.
  • Activating PPAR-gamma Receptors: PPAR-gamma receptors are located on the cell’s nuclei and play a role in degrading beta-amyloid plaque, as well as lipid uptake, insulin sensitivity, and dopamine release. This action explains why CBD may benefit diabetes, schizophrenia, and Alzheimer’s. 

Importance of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)
Endocannabinoids appear to be profoundly connected to the concept of homeostasis (balance, internal stability), helping redress specific imbalances presented by disease or injury. Science is now showing that the ECS may play a bigger role than imagined in such things as sleep, mood, pain, cancers, memory, appetite. Just like a body devoid of a nutrient, a body devoid of cannabinoids may also show signs of malnourishment in many areas of the mind and body.

To gain more advanced insight about CBD and its relationship with the human body through the Endocannabinoid System, we recommend reviewing the thousands of peer reviewed clinical studies that are available through sites such as Pubmed.com.
 
 
Will CBD get me high?
No. CBD is non-psychoactive. Although our full spectrum CBD oil contains minimal levels of THC (which is the psychoactive chemical in cannabis), it is not nearly enough to make you feel 'high'. None of our satisfied customers has every reported feeling 'high' or 'stoned' from Palm CBD products.
 
Is CBD legal?
Yes. Hemp based CBD is legal in all 50 states. CBD oil that contains less than 0.3% THC (DEA legal limit), and derived from hemp is legal for consumption.
 
Will I pass a drug test if I take CBD?
Statistically, yes. Drug tests specifically test for THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. Although Palm CBD products do contain trace amounts of THC, it is hard enough to remain in the system long enough to register positive on a drug test. However, consuming Palm CBD products over the recommended serving suggestions may result in a failed drug test.
 
Is CBD safe?
Although we are not allowed to make medical claims such as this, we can say that none of our customers has ever experienced any negative side effects of our CBD products. Due to the nature of CBD, hemp and cannabis in general - negative side effects are extremely rare. We recommend sourcing your CBD from a reputable source to make sure it doesn’t contain any harmful chemicals or toxins.
 
What is the difference between CBD from marijuana and CBD from hemp?
None. CBD (cannabidiol) is the same in both marijuana and hemp. Marijuana-derived CBD oils usually contain elevated THC levels due to the nature of the plant.  CBD from hemp, however, contains little to no THC due to minimal amounts naturally existing Is hemp seed oil the same as CBD oil?
No. Although CBD oil and hemp oil are both derived from hemp, they are sourced
from different parts of the plant. CBD oil is sourced from the stalk, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant. Hemp oil, however, is only sourced from the hemp seeds. Hemp seeds do not contain CBD or any other cannabinoids but do contain high levels of Omega 3,6 and 9. Hemp stalk, leaves and flowers are rich in CBD and other cannabinoids.
 
What is Full Spectrum CBD oil?
Full Spectrum CBD oil is regarded as the highest grade of CBD oil due to its potency. When extracted properly, Full Spectrum CBD oil contains the full cannabinoid profile of the hemp plant along with elevated levels of CBD. Many CBD companies use CBD isolate which is a semi-synthetic, cheaper alternative - just CBD without any other naturally occurring cannabinoids.

Studies have shown that CBD, when paired with other naturally occurring cannabinoids (such as CBN, CBV, CBG, THC, and over 100 more), greatly enhances the health benefits and overall effectiveness of CBD. Full Spectrum CBD oil has also been shown to be healthier than CBD isolate as well. Natural is better!
 
How much CBD should I take?
Currently, there are no federally recognized dosages for CBD products. We are not legally allowed to make dosage claims, however, we do offer suggested serving sizes on all of our products.
 
Does CBD get you high?
No. CBD is an anti-psychotic chemical compound of cannabis. THC is the psychoactive compound that is responsible for the 'high' effects. Although our Full Spectrum CBD oil contains trace levels of THC, it is not nearly enough to experience any high.
 
What are the side effects of CBD?
There have been no negative reported side effects of CBD or of any Palm CBD products. Any unexpected side effect a user may feel is relaxed, enhanced mood, and/or deeper sleep.
 
Do I need a Medical Marijuana card to buy Palm CBD products?
No. Palm CBD is legal to purchase, possess and consume in all 50 states without a medical marijuana card.
 
Will CBD cure my....?
We are not allowed to offer medical advice. Please consult a physician before taking any CBD products. Please read our products reviews to learn how many people have found help with their stress, anxiety, insomnia, focus, mood, appetite, relaxation, nausea and pain with Palm CBD.
 
Can I take CBD with my medication?
Legally, we cannot offer any medical advice. Please consult a physician before taking any CBD products.
 
What is Hemp?

Hemp, like marijuana, is a member of the Cannabis Sativa L. species of plant. Hemp is grown outdoors and is typically harvested commercially for its seeds and stalks, which are used to produce a wide range of products. Hemp can make: oil, plastic, paper, clothes, insulation for homes, medicine, food and fuel. Although it resembles its cousin marijuana very closely in appearance, hemp does not contain the psychoactive chemical compounds that marijuana does. However, it does contain elevated levels of CBD, making it easier and cheaper for manufacturers to source CBD.

Hemp has a long history with mankind, tracing back to early 10,000 BC in ancient China. Originally used for everything from textiles, to food, to medicine. Hemp has played a vital role in civilization as a staple crop, and was a major export and import from China and Europe for thousands of years. Hemp was even grown by our first presidents, and was once mandatory that all farmers in the US grow hemp.

It wasn’t until 1937, when the Marihuana Tax Act was passed by the US that hemp production halted, and all cannabis products were deemed illegal. This destroyed the hemp industry, and gave rise to the major corporations that produced semi synthetic materials to replace hemp in a variety of industries. During WWII, the government was short of textile supplies used for making paper and uniforms, and called for all farmers to grow hemp for the war. After WWII, it was placed back into an illegal status and prohibited all possession and cultivation. Looking back now, we see that the Marihuana Tax Act was passed under suspicious methods, using racial conspiracies to persuade the public to approve the new law.

Since the mid 90’s, progressive measures have been taken to bring cannabis, both hemp and marijuana, back into legal status. Medical Marijuana is now legal in more than half of all US states, many countries in the world have legalized/decriminalized cannabis, and just recently - the US has federally legalized hemp and hemp based CBD products for possession, cultivation and distribution. 

 

Is hemp the same as marijuana?
There are two subspecies of Cannabis: Marijuana and Hemp. Although they both share physical similarities, they differ genetically. Marijuana grows smaller, usually indoors and has two varietals: Indica and Sativa (broadleaf and narrow leaf). There is also a third varietal, Hybrid, which is a cross breed between the Indica and Sativa. Marijuana has been bred over generations to increase the THC (psychoactive compound) and the size of the female plant's flowers.
Hemp, on the other hand, grows tall and thin in large outdoor farms.
 
Is hemp seed oil found in the grocery store the same as CBD oil?

No. Hemp seed oil found in stores is derived from hemp seed only, which DO NOT contain any cannabinoids at all. There is no CBD in hemp seed oil. 

Our Full Spectrum CBD oil is derived from the stalk, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant - rich in cannabinoids.
 
What are terpenes?

In the cannabis plant, terpenes are secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, and are responsible for the aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.

Terpenes play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains. Some terpenes promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others promote focus and acuity. Not unlike other strong-smelling plants and flowers, the development of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive purposes: to repel predators and lure pollinators. There are many factors that influence a plant’s development of terpenes, including climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil type, and even the time of day.

Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition. In other words, a strain like Cheese and its descendants will likely have a discernible cheese-like smell, and Blueberry offspring often inherit the smell of berries. The diverse palate of cannabis flavors is impressive enough, but arguably the most fascinating characteristic of terpenes is their ability to interact synergistically with other compounds in the plant, like cannabinoids. In the past few decades, most cannabis varieties have been bred to contain high levels of THC, and as a result, other cannabinoids like CBD have fallen to just trace amounts. This has led many to believe that terpenes play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains.

Each individual terpene is associated with unique effects. Some promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others promote focus and acuity. Linalool, for example, is believed to be relaxing whereas limonene elevates mood.

The effect profile of any given terpene may change in the presence of other compounds in a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. More research is needed to understand each terpene’s effect when used in harmony with others. Their differences can be subtle, but terpenes can add great depth to the horticultural art and connoisseurship of cannabis. Most importantly, terpenes may offer additional medical value as they mediate our body’s interaction with therapeutic cannabinoids.

 

What are essential oils?
Essential oils are highly concentrated, volatile plant extracts. Essential oils are obtained through a few different extraction methods, and the part of the plant that essential oils come from can be different depending on the oil but is typically the most aromatic part. Rose oil, for example, comes from the petals of the rose, while citrus oils come from the rind. Essential oils are an all natural way of flavoring products. All essentials oils used in Palm CBD products are sourced from reputable sources who use only organic farming practices.
 
Can you ship internationally?
Currently, do to the nature of CBD, we are not shipping outside of the United States. We apologize for the inconvenience!
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