What is Cannabidiol?

FACTS and FAQs about Cannabinoid Oil

Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive extraction of the cannabis plant.

Cannabinoids may be the single most important Hemp byproduct ever discovered due to its enormous therapeutic potential.

The agricultural designation of industrial hemp is a cannabis plant that contains less than .3 % THC.

What is CBD?

CBD is an abbreviation for “cannabidiol” and is one of at least 113 known active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It can make up at least as much as 40% of the plant’s extract.

It does not have the psychotropic effects of THC, tetrahydrocannabinol, a property of marijuana.

The term “cannabinoid” refers to one of a number of natural compounds found in the hemp plant.

What kinds of conditions can be helped with Cannabinoid Oil?

Although research up until recently has been primarily on a smaller scale, there is growing evidence that Cannabidiol is effective with an impressive range of conditions – chronic pain, cancer, digestive issues, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, ADD, ADHD, anxiety, depression, cardiovascular disease, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, Alzheimers, dementia and more.

Is Cannabidiol legal?

Cannabinoid oil is legal to be bought in Colorado and many other states.  Serenity’s products are fully tested and verified by third party analytical labs, and contain no more than 0.3% of THC, which is the legal limit for THC in Cannabidiol.  Laws and enforcement in other states vary widely and are constantly changing.

Does Cannabidiol get you high?

It’s a question that seems to be on everyone’s mind these days.  It’s an important question to ask—and answer—because Cannabinoid Oil offers some rather profound medical benefits that can’t be found anywhere else.  But until fairly recently, those benefits could only be had by consuming the whole plant.

The short answer to the question is NO.  CBD oil won’t get you high because it has been specifically produced to minimize THC count (the stuff that gets you high) while maximizing CBD count (the stuff that actually prevents you from getting high). 

Is Cannabidiol safe for children?

Because there is little to no psychotropic effect from Cannabinoid Oil, it has been shown thus far to be safe and effective for children as well as adults. In fact, some of our favorite testimonials and research studies indicate effective treatment to mitigate seizures with little to no side effects.  The affects of ADD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, and sleep disorders are also demonstrated to be reduced with the use of Cannabidiol.

What is the optimal dosage of Cannabinoid Oil?

No two people are alike, and dosages vary depending upon the person using it. An effective dosage can range from as little as a few milligrams or drops of cannabis oil to nearly a full dropper.  Because cannabinoid oil is lipid based and everyone’s body metabolizes at a different rate, there is no broad answer to this question.

This is an opportunity for individuals to tune into their own bodies and become self-empowered.

Because Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid, there are little to no adverse effects from using Cannabinoid Oil.  Consider starting with a small dose for the first several days. Observe the effects; if necessary, adjust the amount upwards.

What’s the best way to take Cannabinoid Oil?

For most conditions taking a cannabidiol-rich hemp oil sublingually, (under the tongue), is going to be the most effective way to ingest it and takes advantage of the vast internal benefits of cannabinoids. Topical application is also affective, as cannabinoid receptors are also present on our skin.

We have recently created chocolates with 4 mg of CBD to be palatable for children, and YES! It’s quite tasty!

How long does it take for the effects of Cannabidiol to be felt?

This varies depending on a person’s metabolism.  Some notice the benefits immediately.  The average person will feel the effects within 5-10 minutes, which can last for four hours or more.  As a mental wellness remedy, the effects are typically felt anywhere from immediately to within the first week of use.

Will Cannabinoids show up on a drug test?

Most common drug tests are only testing for THC. If you are consuming unusually large dosages of CBD, such as 1,000 to 2,000 milligrams per day, it could theoretically trigger a positive for THC on a urine test although we’ve never seen that to be the case.

It is suggested that you speak to your human resources representative regarding this matter.

Is it safe to inhale hemp CBD oil fumes from a vape pen?

This is a great question and one of those buyer-beware scenarios.

Many cannabis and hemp-derived vape oil products from less scrupulous manufacturers include a thinning agent such as propylene glycol. When overheated, this chemical additive produces formaldehyde, a carcinogen, as a byproduct, according to a 2015 report in the New England Journal of Medicine.

While the industry is largely unregulated, it is ever more important to ensure you are buying from a reputable source for high-quality products like the ones sold by Serenity, which provides vape oil with only high-concentrate, organically grown, full-spectrum phytocannabinoid oil, vegetable glycerin, and natural strawberry terpenes.  Serenity’s vape oil has up to 4x the cannabidiol concentration and a full range of terpenes to synergistically work with the cannabidiol.

Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), but what is it?

The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses, and even cognitive function. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively.