FAQ About CBD, Cannabis and more

How does CBD work?

Some scientific experiments indicate that cannabinoids work similarly to the endocannabinoids that the human body already produces in healthy people. The mechanisms of action are still not clarified, and there are no conclusive studies that show any clear pathways.

Read more about what CBD works for here.

Why does cannabis help people?

According to mainstream science, there is no evidence that cannabis has any positive effect on the human body. Until the research is completed with many people over an extended period, it will be challenging to answer this question.

The cannabinoids that the cannabis plant produces are very similar to endocannabinoids produced by the human body and therefore could have massive potential in helping the body to find a balance. However, to claim anything, there is a need for large randomized, double-blind placebo trials over a very long period to be able to prove any positive effects.

Why has cannabis/hemp been so popular?

  • The crop is easy to grow organically without using chemicals and is very pest resistant.
  • It is also a low risk because the plant is natural to grow.
  • It gives high profits per hectare to farmers because they can profit from the whole plant and the seeds.
  • It can replace fish oil as the plant is very rich in Omega 3 and contains the optimal 1:3 ratio of omega 3 to 6.
  • There is a large population of people who believe it can have a relaxation effect. Therefore it is popular for recreational use.
  • There are also a lot of people claiming that the plant helps relieve different symptoms.

Does cannabis have medicinal properties?

Historically, it is famous for its use as medicine. There are also many clinical trials that show some effects, and there are new ongoing trials. Millions of people are using it already, claiming it helps them in one way or another. There is already medicine on the market made from cannabis that has been through clinical trials that have gained approval for sales. However, unfortunately, the trials that have taken place are very small with inconclusive results.

It can take many years for clinical trials to take place.  The scientific and research community haven’t fully discovered all the mechanisms that cannabinoids operate on. It is still too early to make definite statements whether CBD or other Cannabinoids can have scientifically proven properties.

It has been reported one of the most famous doctors using Cannabis to treat cancer patients says: “We are seeing remarkable responses that MAY end up being cures and that some people do not get better.“ DR ALLAN FRANKEL

If you are planning on using CBD to treat any serious disease, we strongly suggest getting help and advice from a qualified professional. A  qualified professional who can advise you where to start by giving you a personalized dosing regime.

What is the difference between cannabis, marijuana, and hemp?

All are cannabis plants. However, hemp or industrial hemp is a term commonly used for cannabis strains that contain very low levels of THC, to be precise below 0.2% THC. Marijuana, in general, is a word used for plants that contain high amounts of THC.

Our grandfathers did not know anything about THC (that it is psychoactive) and were just growing cannabis and calling it hemp. It’s only in modern times that the definition of hemp means low levels of THC.

On street level when a cannabis plant is analyzed, it’s found to contain 1%-22% THC. Cannabis products can even include up to 98% THC.

What is Hemp oil?

Hemp oil is merely another word used for CBD oil, as both are terms to mean cannabis extracts. But be aware that there is also a huge misunderstanding about the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil, with many people believing they are the same. Hemp seed oil is derived purely from hemp seeds, and is used in food preparation but does not contain CBD or any other cannabinoids.

Do I get high from CBD in the hemp oil?

Although we always say that industrial hemp CBD effects everyone differently, the answer is no, industrial hemp oil contains mainly CBD, a compound which does not make the consumer feel high. Instead, hemp oil helps maintain a calmer, clearer mind while also maintaining an active lifestyle.

Most research from the scientific community is that CBD is non-psychoactive and won’t get you high. If you study what “psychoactive” actually means you will see that the non-psychoactive is anything that can change your brainwave activity and alter perception, mood or consciousness. CBD has been shown to be effective in neurological disorders, depression, anxiety; all sorts of conditions that require a change to the brainwaves to be managed. Thus, the statement about being non-psychoactive may be misleading. However, industrial hemp CBD does not get you high as THC products do.

Is CBD oil/hemp oil legal?

The legal aspects of CBD depend on where in the world you live and from which plant your CBD oil has been extracted. CBD oil comes from industrial hemp, which is legal in most countries worldwide. If the CBD product is extracted from medical cannabis, which generally contains higher levels of the psychoactive component, THC, it is most likely classed as illegal, unless you live in a country or a US state, where medical cannabis is permitted.

CBD Oil/Hemp Oil and other hemp products are considered to be food-based. As such, there are no restrictions on the production, sale, and consumption of hemp oil in the United States. CBD Oil/Hemp Oil is legal in most countries in the world as long is it contains low or in some countries untraceable concentrations of the molecule THC.

IMPORTANT:  wherever you are, it’s important to know; where the CBD was produced, what kind of plant it came from and whether it contains any THC and, if so, exactly how much. Where you get your CBD from is important, a trusted seller is important.

WARNING: If your CBD product doesn’t have proper lab test reports and batch numbers, you may put yourself at legal risk, as you have no certainty of knowing exactly what it contains. All products we sell supply lab test results and batch numbers to consumers.

NOTE: Since the laws are changing rapidly, any information on this website should not be considered legal advice. You should always check with your local government officer, police department or customs office for the most up-to-date information.

Will CBD Oil/Hemp Oil help me with my illness?

We cannot make any medical claims about CBD/Hemp Oil.

FDA DISCLOSURE: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. * Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural constituent of hemp oil.

At least one benefit of CBD is well-supported by science: It can be effective in treating children with rare, genetic seizure disorders. Adults, children and even animals with epilepsy have been shown to benefit from the chemical too, the World Health Organization reports.

Many proponents claim CBD can help ease pain, anxiety, depression and stress, boost focus and productivity, improve the immune system, reduce inflammation and more. And – unlike its psychoactive cousin THC – CBD, they say, is harmless, legal and can’t get you high.anufactured? Many of these  popular claims remain scientificly unproven.  As more and more studies are donewe may see the effectiveness of CBD for anxiety, depression, panic disorder and more. CBDt may have other effects as well that could be useful and beneficial.

What is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the cannabinoid found most in abundance in the cannabis plant. It has a psychoactive effect, hence plant varieties that have been bred for recreational use are unusually high in THC. That is not to say that THC doesn’t have any therapeutic purpose. It has been found to be useful for reducing nausea and vomiting experienced by patients during chemotherapy, can slow down the progression of glaucoma and help alleviate nerve pain.

What does the CBD Oil/Hemp Oil contain?

CBD, Chlorophyll, Alkanes, Nitrogenous compounds, Amino acids, Sugars, Aldehydes, Alcohols, Ketones, Flavonoids, Glycosides, Vitamins, and Pigments.

We have found out that cannabis/hemp contains over 400 molecules and in recent research, we have discovered there are a group of molecules that cannabis produces called cannabinoids which are mostly responsible for its effects. There are over 120 cannabinoids including CBD, THC, CBG, CBC, and CBN.

A famous cannabinoid is THC, which is psychoactive and responsible for the high. However, at Endoca we produce products with a high concentration of the cannabinoid CBD which does not give the high.

What is a synthase?

A synthase is an enzyme which catalyzes the linking together of two molecules

What is Cannabidiolic acid (CBDa)?

CBDa is the acidic precursor of CBD. That means if you took some freshly harvested hemp plants, they would contain mostly CBDa and only a little CBD. It’s through the drying and heating process that CBDa turns into CBD (Cannabidiol).

What is Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCa)?

THCa is the acidic precursor of THC. That means if you took some freshly harvested cannabis plants, they would contain mostly THCa and only a little THC. It’s through the drying and heating process that THCa turns into THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

Does Endoca Hemp Seed Oil Contain CBD (Cannabidiol)?

Yes, 300mg CBD Cannabidiol.

What is Hemp extract?

Hemp extract can be used to describe any cannabis extract. But it doesn’t mean it will be high in CBD as not all hemp plants contain CBD.

What is CBD Extract?

CBD extract can be used to describe a CBD rich cannabis extract.

What is Cannabis oil?

Cannabis oil can be used to describe any cannabis extract.

Does CBD have any Drug Interactions?

While the majority of the science indicates CBD is safe for use and consumption, it does pose a few risks that, if not properly understood, could be dangerous. A good example of this is the inhibition of the cytochrome P450 enzyme system. Found within the liver, the cytochrome P450 enzyme system is responsible for metabolizing potentially toxic compounds, including over 60% percent of any drugs you have consumed. Cannabidiol can inhibit the cytochrome P450 system’s ability to metabolize certain drugs, leading to an overall increase in processing times. Grapefruit, watercress, St. John’s Wort, and goldenseal all have a similar impact in terms of CYP450 inhibition. When the CYP450 system is impacted in this way, it leads to higher levels of certain drugs in your system at one time. This can cause unwanted side effects, and sometimes, an overdose.

Are you currently taking any medication? You should consult your doctor to make sure that it is safe for you to supplement your personal care routine with CBD. From there, the two of you may consider adjusting the dosage on your medications so that you can use both products safely.

Is CBD (Cannabidiol) different from THC (tetrahydro-cannabidiol)?

Cannabinoids are a group of molecules that in general work in a similar way, interacting with the endocannabinoids system. There are some small structural differences, but they all bind to the same receptors in the human body. While there is no evidence as such, there is a lot of speculation in the scientific community that the small structural differences are responsible for the different side effects each cannabinoid has.

THC is the cannabinoid that gives its users the ‘high’, and it’s this cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. CBD is very similar in structure. However, the side effect of CBD is the opposite of THC. Unlike THC, CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid and does not cause a high. In fact, CBD has antipsychotic effects which mean CBD works in the complete opposite way to THC.

Scientific studies suggest that CBD also acts to reduce the intoxicating effects of THC.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system is a homeostatic regulator of neuronal activity and almost every other physiological system in the bodyIt has a regulatory role in pain, inflammation, memory, emotion, sleep and metabolic function.

It comprises a vast network of receptors in the brain, central and peripheral nervous system and cannabis-like compounds called endocannabinoids.

It has been likened to a dimmer switch, continually working to bring balance when there is too much or too little activity in the body.

Plant cannabinoids like CBD and THC interact with the endocannabinoid system, which researchers believe may explain some of the reported physiological effects of the cannabis plant.

Scientists also believe that when this system isn’t working correctly, disease can occur. This is known as Endocannabinoid Deficiency and could be at the root of many conditions such as migraines, fibromyalgia, IBS and multiple sclerosis.

Recent research has demonstrated that active compounds from other plants species such as Carrot (Daucus carota), kava (Piper methyscum), New Zealand liverwort (Radula marginata), Ginger (Zingiber officinale) and Black pepper (Piper nigrum) contain compounds which interact with the endocannabinoid system.

Will I test positive for Cannabis if I use CBD Hemp oil?

Whatever your thoughts and opinions on workplace drug testing, it is a reality for many employees. Most drug tests screen for THC (delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol). Our products contain almost untraceable amounts of THC. However, studies have shown that eating foods containing hemp (seeds, oil, etc.) can cause confirmed positive results for THC.  Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing,  it is our recommendation to talk with whoever may be testing you before using any hemp-derived CBD products.

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