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Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD and and how does it differ from THC?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is one of more than a hundred identified “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to the cannabis family and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. The CBD cannabinoid is non-psychoactive and the extract is derived from an organic compound formed within the oil of the plant itself. As the most predominant and well-known cannabinoid found in hemp, CBD has been gaining attention over the past few years for its numerous benefits.
While both hemp and marijuana are forms of cannabis it is important to remember that the term ‘cannabis’ does not specifically mean marijuana.
Hemp and Marijuana are two different varieties of cannabis that come from the same species of plant, Cannabis Sativa. Despite this fact, they have a very different genetic profile with different effects. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is one of the most well-known and studied cannabinoids found in marijuana due to its psychoactive effects. The hemp plant is a different strain of cannabis that contains high concentrations of CBD throughout stem, leaves, and buds. If a hemp plant contains more than 0.3% THC, it is then technically defined as a “marijuana” plant. Our CBD-based products are extracted from the industrial hemp plant and are rigorously tested to confirm there are under 0.3% THC in every product we carry.
CBD and THC act in very different ways on receptors in the endocannabinoid system that each of us naturally contain. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive ‘high’ effects of THC. The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis products.
How does CBD work?
CBD and THC interact with our bodies in a multitude of different ways. One of the main ways they impact our bodies is by mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids” named because of their similarity to the compounds found in the cannabis plant. These “endocannabinoids” are part of a regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system” CBD interacts with our bodies in a variety of ways.
All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors.The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain.The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and other functions. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain.
Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor. Instead, it seems to direct the body to use more of its own endocannabinoids. It is important to understand that unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not interact strongly with the two cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2). This is why CBD does not cause psychoactive ‘high’ effects. CBD actually inhibits the enzymes that break down endocannabinoids, leading to an increase in our body’s naturally produced endocannabinoids, which brings our entire system to homeostasis. This natural increase also occurs in all vertebrates, making CBD useful, safe and effective for all of our beloved pets too!
What is the Endocannabinoid system?
While CBD is a plant-based cannabinoid, our bodies also naturally produce cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids, as mentioned above. These endocannabinoids are part of our internal regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”. The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally produced in the body), enzymes that synthesize and degrade cannabinoids, and cannabinoid receptors (primarily CB1 and CB2) found in the central and peripheral nervous systems. This system is a grouping of millions and millions of receptors found throughout our body. Almost every organ of our body, including our skin and digestive tract, contain cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are primarily clustered and found within the brain and central nervous system. The main purpose of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis in the body.
The discovery of the endocannabinoid system has significantly advanced our understanding of health and disease. This naturally occurring system is responsible for the psychological and physical effects of the cannabis plant and its plethora of cannabinoids.
What is full spectrum hemp extract?
The most abundant cannabinoid found in our hemp oil is cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound shown to have many benefits in independent studies. Our hemp oil also contains the cannabinoid cannabidiolic acid (CBDa). Other major cannabinoids found in full-spectrum include cannabigerol (CBG), tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabinol (CBN).
What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
Broad-spectrum hemp extract contains all of the beneficial phytocannabinoids we love, including cannabidiol (CBD) but excludes THC.
Broad-spectrum CBD starts out as a full-spectrum extract with all of hemp’s beneficial properties, such as terpenes and all present cannabinoids, then goes through a remediation process to remove the THC. This means there are absolutely no toxifying effects. Simply put, broad-spectrum hemp extract is full-spectrum hemp extract without the THC.
Proper Canna Naturals proudly offers broad-spectrum products for customers who are looking for all of the beneficial properties of full-spectrum CBD, without the psychoactive compound of THC.
How do I know what dose of CBD is best for me?
We recommend starting with a low dosage and monitoring the effects. You can then increase dosage as you and / or your physician deem appropriate for your desired results. This is the best way to identify the amount and frequency of consumption that works best for each individual.
What type of extraction method do you utilize?
We utilize a patented IP carbon dioxide extraction technology which leaves behind no chemical residues or harmful byproducts and is 100% Solvent Free. Our USDA certified organic extraction system is the cleanest and purest way currently possible to extract hemp oil from the cannabis plant without fragmenting the molecular composition of the plant itself and we pride ourselves on providing this premier quality extract to our customers.
Is third party testing administered on your products?
Where does your hemp come from?
We proudly source all of our hemp flower from USDA certified organic hemp farms right here in Northern Colorado. Our partners collectively have over 20 years experience in cannabis research and development and pride themselves in using sustainable, eco-friendly farming practices that are also certified organic. This rigorous process ensures that we use only the finest, non-psychoactive hemp flower on the market for our products. Colorado has the longest standing agricultural hemp farming program in the US which ensures reliability, transparency and safely across the board. We also have the pleasure of using fresh Rocky Mountain water that is used in our fields during the grow season. Today we have access to more than 22 high yielding CBD strains that are bred to produce the largest amount of minor cannabinoids that we proudly use in all our broad and full spectrum hemp products.
What makes Proper Canna different from other CBD companies?
Our mission and promise to you is to ensure 100% quality from farm to bottle. We work directly with the first USDA certified organic hemp farm in Colorado, and we feel strongly that this exemplifies our commitment, passion and dedication to purity and quality. We use Proper Canna Natural products everyday and want to share them with you too.
Can I buy your products if marijuana is not legal in my state?
Do you ship internationally?
How do I use Proper Canna for my pet?
Some animals do not have as many receptors as others and you may need to experiment to find the optimum dosage and frequency for your pet. Please refer to our dosing chart under the Proper Canna Pet product description page and drop this oil directly into you pet’s water, on top of their food, or onto their treats. This product benefits dogs, cats, horses, and all pets.
Could I fail a drug test if I use CBD products?
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