Frequently Asked Questions
CBD is a naturally-occurring compound of the cannabis sativa industrial hemp plant. There are over one hundred compounds found in hemp, known as cannabinoids. CBD is one of the most abundant cannabinoids found in the hemp plant that has significant medical benefits but does not have the euphoric effect like that found in the THC compound. CBD can counteract the euphoric effects of THC. Known in scientific terms as Cannabidiol, CBD or Hemp Extract, CBD is an antipsychotic compound that has demonstrated in multiple studies to seemingly prevent the breakdown of specific chemicals in the brain affecting mood, pain, and mental function.
Scientifically, Industrial Hemp and Medical Cannabis are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while Medical Cannabis can be Cannabis Sativa, Cannabis Indica, or Cannabis Ruderalis. The difference between Industrial Hemp and Medical Cannabis are the differences in the levels of THC in the plant. Medical Cannabis typically has a high amount of THC along with CBD, which makes it psychoactive. Industrial Hemp naturally has a very high amount of CBD and only a trace amount of THC (<0.3%). Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’
To understand the human endocannabinoid system, it’s helpful to know a little about one of the most fundamental concepts in biology: homeostasis. Homeostasis is the concept that most biological systems are actively regulated to maintain conditions within a narrow range. Our body doesn’t want its temperature to be too hot or too cold, blood sugar levels too high or too low, and so on. Conditions need to be just right for our cells to maintain optimum performance.
Research on Cannabis effects led directly to the discovery of an unknown biochemical communication system in the human body called the Endocannabinoid System. Our body’s endocannabinoid system has found to be directly involved in the process that keeps our bodies balanced day to day which plays a crucial role in regulating our everyday experiences including appetite, pain sensation, mood, memory, immune system functions, and inflammation control. The body creates its own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, that support many physiological systems in the human brain and body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that trigger cannabinoid and other receptors.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
No. Industrial Hemp oil contains CBD, the non-psychoactive compounds of the cannabis plant. With the increasing amount of research being done on CBD, we are better able to understand how it reacts with the body. We are also able to isolate the CBD to achieve maximum results with minimum side effects. Often confused with the sister Cannabis Sativa plant, Medical Cannabis, CBD oil does not contain the psychoactive properties of THC found in the Medical Cannabis plant. Which means it does not get you high. In order to understand why we must look at the chemical makeup of CBD.
CBD is a Phytocannabinoid, which is a chemical compound that is derived from the cannabis plant. The Phyto means plant and cannabinoid refers to the class of chemicals called cannabinoids. CBD is the second most abundant Phytocannabinoid, representing 40% of the plants extract. These are what make up the chemical composition of the plant. CBD interacts with the cannabinoid receptors in our cells. Our brain receptors are sensitive to chemical messengers within the brain as well as those produced outside the body, such as CBD. These cannabinoid receptors make up our endocannabinoid system (ECS) and are spread throughout the brain and body. The ECS is responsible for keeping our body in homeostasis.
The two sub-types of cannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. CBD does not interact directly with these receptors; instead, it acts inhibits the enzyme that activates the receptors. This partially explains why CBD is not intoxicating. In addition, CBD inhibits the interaction of THC with the receptors, which reduces the psychoactive effects of THC.
Not only does CBD not get you high, but it is known to work against the THC that creates a high.
All our CBD/Hemp Extract products are infused with naturally-derived Industrial Hemp CBD. We would never sacrifice quality by infusing our products with a synthetic CBD or CBD isolate blend. Synthetic CBD is CBD that’s man-made in a laboratory. Chemically, a synthetic CBD compound is identical to naturally-derived CBD. An Israeli study found that synthetic CBD had a very limited beneficial effect on the health of test subjects. Taking their research, a step further, they contrasted synthetic CBD with a plant-based oil and found that the natural extract produced “superior” results.
While the legal cannabis industry continues to grow, businesses have sought to create synthetic cannabinoids. Whether it’s an “illegal” and “designer” or a prescription endorsed by the FDA, synthetic cannabinoids are popping up everywhere. One synthetic cannabinoid, known commonly as “spice” is illegal for good reasons. After becoming illegal in 2014, the number of calls to poison control increased by 330%. The use of “spice” led to numerous deaths and other health complications.
We recommend individuals who are subject to a drug test, should avoid all full spectrum hemp-derived products to avoid any issues with the testing. Because hemp extract (CBD) products do contain a trace amount of THC (no more than 0.3 percent), there is always a possibility you could fail a drug test. While hemp-derived CBD products will not cause any feelings of intoxication (get you “high”) full spectrum products are not completely THC free. If concern about drug testing, Bloem isolate hemp extract products are THC free. There are some testing facilities that check for a spectrum of cannabinoids and could trigger a positive drug test. By law, you are allowed to ask the facility what cannabinoids they test for.
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown in a patent by the US National Institutes of Health to have significant antioxidant and neuroprotective properties, suggesting that it could be a potential treatment for neurological disorders. While Cannabidiol is not yet FDA approved for any condition, many studies have shown promising results for a variety of indications.
This Patent states:
Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular responses as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia.
Cannabidiol has been studied as an antiepileptic (Carlini et al., J. Clin. Pharmacol. 21:417S-427S, 1981; Karler et al., J. Clin. Pharmacol. 21:437S-448S, 1981, Consroe et al., J. Clin Phannacol. 21:428S-436S, 1981).
Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.
Since CBD oil has not been FDA approved as a treatment or cure for any disease, we do not make any medical claims related to Industrial Hemp CBD oil. Many reputable clinical publications have published their findings on CBD, and we recommend that you do your own research on CBD.
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At Bloem, we proudly support USA based businesses and farmers. We believe that you should bloom where you are planted, therefore we work exclusively with USA farmers across our beautiful country to source the best-grown hemp in the United States. We work from soil to oil to bring our customers consistent, pure, quality hemp extract products.
Yes, all products distributed by Bloem are laboratory tested in multiple facilities by third parties to ensure purity, safety, and consistency. We retain the test results to prove it. Bloem strives to be consistent and to provide only the highest quality, trusted and effective Industrial Hemp CBD/Extract products on the market. That is why we have our CBD frequently lab tested by multiple independent parties.
Medium-Chain Triglycerides (MCT), are special types of saturated fats that are derived from coconut and palm oils. The “medium” refers to the length of their chemical structure: all fats are made up of strings of carbon and hydrogen. Short-chain fats have fewer than 6 carbons. Long-chain fats have 13 to 21. Medium-chain fats are in the middle, with 6 to 12. Unlike long-chain triglycerides, MCTs are used by the body quickly and easily. Because LCTs are larger and more difficult to use, they are naturally stored in the body. MCTs are more easily absorbed and used by the body thanks to their smaller size.
There are three separate fatty acids classified as medium-chain triglycerides you’ll see them referred to in all three ways:
Caproic acid (also called hexanoic acid or C6:0)
Caprylic acid (also called octanoic acid or C8:0)
Capric acid (also called decanoic acid or C10:0)
MCT oil can be a mixture of one or more of these types of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs) and are typically extracted from coconut or palm oil. Both of which are rich, natural sources. MCFAs are also found in human breast milk, goat milk, cheese, butter, and other types of dairy. Whether consumed in the whole form from coconut or palm oil in a concentrated MCT form, these triglycerides have several benefits.
Sources of Medium-Chain Triglycerides:
Coconut oil: Greater than 60%.
Palm kernel oil: Greater than 50%.
Our MCT Oil Is 100% MCT Oil from Coconut oil.
For anyone concerned about blood sugar levels, inflammation, or burning fat; MCT provides a host of benefits. MCTs are very easy for the body to break down and use as energy. MCT helps to shift the metabolism away from glycolysis (burning sugar) and more towards fatty-acid metabolism/fat burning.
Instead of being metabolized through the digestion process like other fats are, MCTs are taken straight to the liver where they act very similar to carbohydrates. This provides almost instant–and well sustained–energy. But it’s not just the energy you get that’s interesting....
The Unique Structure of MCT Makes It Beneficial In Several Ways:
Maintain a healthy weight, they make you feel full
Specifically reduce stored body fat, they also raise your metabolic function
Have more energy
Think more clearly
Experience better digestion
Balance hormone levels
Improve your mood
MCTs can support Immune System & Fight bacterial infection and viruses.
Absorbs fat-soluble nutrients from various foods
MCTs can positively affect cholesterol
MCTs help with diabetes
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MCTs have been shown to have positive impact of weight loss.
Research shows there are several ways that MCTs may help with weight loss, including:
Raised Metabolic Rate
Suppresses Fat Storage
Greater Fat Loss
The use of medium-chain triglycerides and MCT oil has been associated with several other health benefits.
- Lowers Blood Sugar
- Lowers Cholesterol
- Helps Nutrient Absorption
- Improved Brain Function