+ What is CBD?
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of almost 400 cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa L species of plants. It interacts with the body’s CB2 receptor, and has no psychoactive effects. That is to say that of the potential effects of CBD, getting “high” isn’t one of them since it does not interact with the necessary receptors to cause such an effect.
+ How does CBD interact with the body?
Every mammal has an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which has two primary receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found primarily in the brain, but are also present in other areas of the body. CB2 receptors are primarily located in the immune system. Because of this, the ECS has a direct role in a multitude of physiological and cognitive processes, which is expressed through the central and peripheral nervous systems. CBD is able to interact with the body’s ECS because the body naturally produces endocannabinoids. Though CBD is an exogenous cannabinoid, meaning it is not created by the body, it is still a cannabinoid, something that the body has specifically designed receptors to receive. Cannabinoids that aren’t created by the body can be either plant-based phytocannabinoids, or synthetic. CBD is a phytocannabinoid. There are a significant number of studies (,,) that show a positive correlation between supplementing with cannabinoids and symptomatic benefits. You can read more about these studies [here].
+ What is the difference between CBD and THC?
Most people are familiar with two examples of the plant species from which THC and CBD are present, namely marijuana and hemp. Marijuana has been cultivated for some time for its psychoactive effects (getting “high”, or “stoned”). This psychoactive effect is due to the presence of THC (5%-35%), one of the almost 400 cannabinoids present Cannabis sativa L that binds to the body’s CB1 receptor. The CB1 receptor is primarily located in the brain, and when THC is introduced, this results in a “high” or “stoned” sensation. Hemp, on the other hand, is thought to be one of the earliest plants (~10,000 years ago) cultivated as a textile fiber owing to its durability. Hemp seeds have also been a staple food, with its oils used in cooking and lubrication. Hemp has comparatively nominal levels of THC, less than 0.3%, and is not psychoactive. ENFLEUR uses hemp-derived CBD.
+ How much CBD should I take?
CBD dosing is individual and should be determined on a case by case basis. The best rule of thumb is to start with a single dropper-full for a few days and increase or decrease the dose based on what amount brings about the desired theraputic results. CBD has been clinically shown to be well-tolerated taken up to 1,500mg a day (), which would be the equivalent of ingesting three entire bottles of our 500mg broad spectrum cannabinoids! Being that the average consumer ingests 1-4 droppers full a day to see desired results, ENFLEUR would like to empower you determine the right dose for your wellness needs.
+ What is the difference between a CBD isolate, a broad spectrum CBD, and a full spectrum CBD?
CBD isolate is pure CBD isolated from all other cannabinoids. Broad spectrum CBD consists of CBD and the other compounds native to cannabis except for THC, which is removed entirely. Full spectrum CBD is just like broad spectrum CBD, except that it retains some, less than 0.3%, THC in order to allow all of the native cannabinoids and terpenes to work synergistically.
+ What are adaptogens?
Adaptogens are herbs and plants that support the adrenal system, which is responsible for the production of certain hormones in the body. These hormones are integral to how the body reacts to physical, chemical, or biological stressors. Adaptogens aid in the up or down-regulation of hormones in order to improve the body’s ability to mitigate stress.
+ What are terpenes?
Terpenes are organic compounds that are found in the essential oils of plants. They are highly aromatic and flavorful, each having unique therapeutic applications. Linalool, for example, has been shown beneficial in combating oxidative stress (), whereas humulene has anti-inflammatory properties (). Learn more about terpenes here.
+ How do I choose a CBD product?
When choosing a CBD product, above all other considerations, the most important is that of quality and you cannot establish the quality of a product without transparency. ENFLEUR’s first commitment is to quality and transparency, however the informed consumer ought to hold any supplier they choose to purchase from to a rigorous standard of quality and transparency. From there, the consumer can determine whether a CBD isolate, a broad spectrum CBD, or a full spectrum CBD is appropriate.
+ Is CBD legal?
ENFLEUR’s hemp-derived CBD is legal because the 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp and all of its derivatives on a federal level. Our products that are contain CBD isolate and broad spectrum CBD are 0% THC, which is the psychoactive cannabis constituent responsible for the "high" effect. Our full spectrum CBD products contains less than 0.3% THC, which conforms to the legal definition of hemp. The trace amount of THC present in our full-spectrum products is too little to have any psychoactive effect. We invite you to visit our COAs to view the actual quantites of cannabinoids in each batch.