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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD and CBDA?

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) and Cannabidiol (CBD) are both naturally found in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids in the help plant are mostly in the acidic form (e.g. CBDA), and can undergo a molecular change when exposed to enough heat called decarboxylation.

Most products sold are only CBD and not CBDA because conventional purification processes require significant heat which changes the molecular profile of the hemp cannabinoid oil.

Some people take CBD because they need support for specific reasons while others want to enhance their overall well-being. To understand the benefits of CBD, you need to understand what it does in the body.

CBD is a type of compound called a cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are abundant in hemp and work with a series of receptors in your body known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Studies show the ECS is involved in a lot of important jobs. These jobs include regulating your anti-inflammatory response, immune system, appetite, mood, anxiety levels, sleep schedule and more. Basically, the ECS helps keep your body in homeostasis.

What is the benefit of a Natural Spectrum CBD Oil that contains CBD and CBDA compared to a CBD only product?

See our learning page here.

What is the difference between Full Spectrum CBD Oil, Broad Spectrum CBD Oil, and Natural Spectrum CBD Oil?

Natural Spectrum CBD Oil maintains the original hemp plant cannabinoid molecular profile along with the terpenes.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil contains a mixture of decarboxylated cannabinoids from the hemp plant, and sometimes the original terpenes.

Broad Spectrum CBD Oil contains a mixture of decarboxylated cannabinoids, with THC removed, and sometimes the original terpenes.

Are CBD or CBDA psychoactive?

No, neither CBD nor CBDA are psychoactive. The Natural Spectrum CBD Oil does not have psychoactive properties, whether it contains the legal limit of THC, or is THC-Free.

What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?

Both Hemp and Marijuana are the same species of plant, cannabis sativa.

The difference between the two is that Hemp has much lower amounts of THC than Marijuana. The legal definition between Hemp and Marijuana is based on the THC amount. A 0.3%THC or less content certifies the plant as Hemp.

Natural Dos only uses Hemp plant cultivated for high CBDA and CBD with low THC content.

What are the most important factors to consider when purchasing cannabinoid oil derived from Hemp?

When choosing between different products, the main components to assess are:

Strength and potency of dose

The amount of cannabinoids in your product will determine how well it can perform. While each individual is different, we typically recommend between

-25mg to 50mg a day of Natural Spectrum CBD Oil, or

-50mg to 100mg a day of conventional full spectrum CBD Oil

A Natural Spectrum CBD Oil with CBDA has greater bioavailability than a conventional full spectrum CBD oil, conferring greater potency to the customer.

Formulation of product

How the cannabinoids are packaged can determine how well CBD/CBDA is absorbed.

-Sublingual (under the tongue) has greater absorbance than direct ingestion.

-Inhalation has better absorption than sublingual or ingestion, but requires heat.

-Topical treatment using cannabinoids should not be compared to the other formulations since its application is used for localized purposes (muscle, joint, skin at applied regions).