CBD FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
We have made a list of CBD FAQ below: covering from in-depth introduction of CBD, the benefits, the usage, to why you should choose CBD products crafted by Gentle Bro.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol. It is one of over 100+ cannabinoids that is found in cannabis, primarily in hemp plant, and is known for supporting the health of mind and body in various ways. It does not give you a “high” effect like THC.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phyto-cannabinoids. Phyto-cannabinoids can mimic neurotransmitters that we call endo-cannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies.
Types of CBD?
There are three main types of CBD products: Studies have shown that these 100+ cannabinoids have better effects on the body if working together.
Full Spectrum CBD: Contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis plant, including THC, which is a psychoactive substance causes a “high” and is not legal in Hong Kong.
Broad Spectrum CBD: Similar to Full Spectrum CBD, all of the cannabinoids are preserved except for THC, which is removed in manufacturing processes. This is the best type of CBD to be used in Hong Kong and all of Gentle Bro Products have Broad Spectrum CBD.
CBD Isolate: It is what it sounds like, a single isolated compound out of 100+ cannabinoids.
What is CBD used for?
Many people use CBD to promote a health state known as homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a healthy balance in all its systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems. CBD is also used by some to provide reliefs to symptoms such as anxiety and chronic pains.
What are the benefits of taking CBD supplements?
CBD is known as powerful anti-inflammatory and has been reported to reduce pain, swelling and stiffness. It has also been shown in research studies to improve circulation and help to regulate a variety of systems, including the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, kidneys and others.
What effects should I have from using CBD products?
Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, reduced stress and anxiety, increased attention and focus, pain relief and others. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.
How does CBD work?
CBD can act as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters help to regulate bodily systems at a cellular level. CBD has been shown to have effects on a wide array of systems in the human body, such as the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, and kidneys, the epidermis and others. CBD is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Will CBD help me if I’m healthy?
Because of its ability to help the body maintain homeostasis, reduce inflammation and act as an antioxidant, CBD is often used for health maintenance.
How much CBD should I take?
The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables, including body type, CBD tolerance, and the consumer’s level of pain or discomfort, the method of administration, age, weight, diet, exercise and so on. Servings of 10 to 50 milligrams per day are commonly reported for health maintenance, mood enhancement and minor pain reduction. Higher servings, although not harmful, are not recommended unless being used to treat a particular disorder, in which case it is recommended that you consult with a qualified medical professional.
How often can I take CBD?
CBD can be taken multiple times each day, or at particular times of day, depending on the reason it is being used. CBD oil is also often taken upon onset of particular conditions such as pain and anxiety.
How does your product differ from others?
Gentle Bro products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. All of our products contain THC-free, broad spectrum CBD oil. Our CBD oil is extracted using a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents that can degrade beneficial compounds. We use only the finest available ingredients in our products.
Can I give my pet CBD?
Yes, CBD is natural plant extract. They are safe for human as well as pets consumption. Most customers use our Dog Treats for dogs and our salmon-flavored CBD oil for other pets. We do recommend that you consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with your pet and knowledgeable in the use of CBD oil in pet health.
What is the shelf life of your products and how should I store them?
CBD oil products can degrade and should be consumed within a certain period of time. They should be stored in airtight contains either in the refrigerator or in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates for more information.
What is the connection between CBD and hemp?
Hemp is a family of cannabis strains which are grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. Gentle Bro CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp known as PCR hemp — or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. This proprietary strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by most CBD producers.
What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil?
CBD oil is an essential oil extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers. It contains beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil or sesame seed oil and is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds, therefore hemp seed oil does not contain CBD or terpenes.
Is CBD safe?
According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential…. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”
Is your product safe?
There are no known incidences of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. Also, all of Gentle Bro products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they are free of THC and any potential contaminants.
Is your product organic?
Gentle Bro products are grown using organic methods and contain other organically grown ingredients. Our CBD Oil products are USDA certified organic.
Does your product contain THC?
No. All of Gentle Bro products are completely THC-free and is legal in Hong Kong. Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC, however, we use a patented technology to remove any residual THC found in hemp extract. Lab results are available to all customers who would like to understand more about our products.
Why should I choose CBD over medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is another term for medical marijuana. Marijuana contains THC, which is a cannabinoid that causes a high. Medical cannabis can cause severe impairments. CBD is not psychotropic, meaning that it does not cause a high. It can be used while working, driving or undertaking any other physical activities such as exercise and sports.
What is the difference between "broad spectrum" and "full spectrum"?
The term broad spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in PCR hemp. While many CBD oil products are made using CBD isolate, Gentle Bro products are made with broad spectrum hemp extract that comes with naturally beneficial compounds found in hemp plant, but without the THC. A full spectrum CBD product still contains trace amounts of THC.
Is broad spectrum CBD oil psychoactive?
All Gentle Bro CBD products are made with broad spectrum oils which have had all traces of THC removed. Our products do not cause a high.
What is the benefit of taking broad spectrum CBD over CBD isolate?
Broad spectrum CBD contains a wide range of cannabinoids that promotes the “entourage effect”. The results are much better than just having CBD isolate alone.
Can I overdose on CBD?
No. You cannot overdose on CBD. There is no record of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. CBD is completely non-toxic. Also, all of Gentle Bro products are 100% THC-free.
Are there any negative side effects?
CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However, large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness. If your intention is to remain alert, this may be considered an unwanted side effect and therefore large servings should be avoided.
How long will it take to receive benefits from taking CBD oil?
In some cases, such as when using sublingual tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
All Gentle Bro products go through a series of rigorous testing by third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential contaminants, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and residual solvents.
Will CBD oil show up on a drug test?
All of the products sold by Gentle Bro are 100% THC free. This is confirmed on our lab reports and the third-party reports done on every batch we sell. Our third-party reports are conducted by the most advanced ISO certified cannabis testing labs in the United States. You will not test positive for THC if the lab testing your urine or blood is an advanced testing lab.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what gives cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the U.S. Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.