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Everything You Need to Know About CBD
CBD is all the rage these days. Everyone seems to be talking about it, but what is CBD and what does it do?
What Is a Cannabinoid?
Perhaps you have heard CBD called a cannabinoid. The term cannabinoid refers to any compound that triggers your endocannabinoid system by activating its receptors. Cannabinoids are produced naturally in your body, but they can also come from other sources.
The cannabinoids that are naturally produced in your body are called endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids that come from plants are called phytocannabinoids. CBD is one example of a phytocannabinoid, though there are many. There are also synthetic cannabinoids.
How Do Cannabinoids Work?
A cannabinoid is anything that triggers your endocannabinoid system (ECS). So what exactly is the endocannabinoid system? The ECS plays an important role in regulating many functions within your body, including the inflammatory system, immune function, sleep, appetite, digestion, pain receptors, hormones, reproductive function, and memory. Your body makes endocannabinoids as needed to help with this regulation. These endocannabinoids activate your cannabinoid receptors—cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2) 1 .
CB1 receptors are found mainly in the brain and throughout the central nervous system 2 . They are primarily associated with pleasure and reward pathways.
CB2 receptors are found mainly in the immune system 3 . They are found on the surface of white blood cells throughout the body, including muscles, skin, and vital organs. CB2 receptors are also linked to the regulation of the inflammatory system. CB2 receptors are not as widely distributed throughout the body as CB1 receptors 4 .
Have you ever felt the famed “runner’s high”? You can thank your endocannabinoid system for that. After a period of strenuous exercise, the body begins to produce an endocannabinoid called anandamide. Anandamide activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors. When the anandamide activates the CB1 receptors, it produces an almost euphoric feeling while the activation of the CB2 receptors soothes discomfort in the muscles and joints.
THC & CBD
Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of “more than eighty biologically active chemical compounds” found in cannabis 5 . THC is a psychoactive cannabinoid and causes psychoactive effects or a “high.” THC activates both CB1 and CB2 receptors.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is another compound found in cannabis. CBD does not have the same psychoactive properties as THC. CBD directly interacts with CB1 and CB2 receptors, but the interaction is so weak it is inconsequential 6 . CBD does still affect your endocannabinoid system, but it actually affects it indirectly and by a different mechanism than most cannabinoids.
CBD acts on an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydrolase (FAAH). FAAH breaks down the before mentioned anandamide. CBD slows down FAAH’s activity, which leads to increased levels of anandamide in the body 7 . Anandamide is an endocannabinoid the body makes which affects both CB1 and CB2 receptors, resulting in increased feelings of euphoria (CB1) and soothing of inflammation in tissues (CB2).
Is CBD Safe and Effective?
It seems that CBD has flooded the marketplace and can be found in every product imaginable, from mascara to doggy treats. Amidst this excitement, however, there are a few reasons you should remain cautious.
The FDA acknowledges, “[S]ome companies are marketing products containing cannabis and cannabis-derived compounds in ways that violate the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) and that may put the health and safety of consumers at risk.” 8
There is relatively little medical and scientific research regarding CBD. This is due in large part to legal and research limitations. Some studies indicate promising benefits, but the research is young, and it is still too early to come to any definitive conclusions about the perceived health benefits of CBD.
Is CBD Legal?
A lot goes into determining whether a substance is legal. It is important to start with some background.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is responsible for reviewing and approving applications to ensure that new drugs meet the standards of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for enforcing the Controlled Substances Act. They also regulate “the handling of all controlled substances, including those being used by researchers to conduct studies.” 9
“The Controlled Substances Act (CSA) places all substances . . . regulated under existing federal law into one of five schedules. This placement is based upon the substance’s medical use, potential for abuse, and safety or dependence liability.” 10
“[Marijuana] is listed in Schedule I of the CSA due to its high potential for abuse, which is attributable in large part to the psychoactive effects of THC, and the absence of a currently accepted medical use of the plant in the United States.” 11 (Exceptions 12 )
However, the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 made some cannabis no longer subject to the Controlled Substances Act by defining hemp as “Cannabis . . . with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] concentration of not more than 0.3 percent.” 13 This means hemp can be grown in states whose laws allow the industrial production and sale of hemp. This is contributing to the purported presence of CBD in various products, including alleged CBD oil. Any plant containing an excess of 0.3 percent THC is considered marijuana and is therefore a Schedule I controlled substance under the CSA and thus subject to the DEA. Even if something is considered hemp (according to the 2018 Act) by containing less than 0.3 percent THC, it is still subject to all other relevant federal laws. 14
The 2018 Act did not remove the FDA’s “authority to regulate products containing cannabis or cannabis-derived compounds under the FD&C Act and . . . the Public Health Service Act (PHS Act).” 15 This means that any product containing cannabis or cannabis compounds, such as CBD, is still subject to the same laws as any other drug or dietary supplement. This includes CBD oil. Any product containing CBD, regardless of its THC content, cannot currently be sold as a dietary supplement. 16 This is because the FDA has approved neither THC nor CBD under the FD&C Act. 17
Drug Approval Process of Schedule I Substances
- Conducting clinical research for the drug approval process of Schedule I substances requires at least the following:
- Filing a registration application with the DEA
- Initial review of the application and research procedures by the FDA
- Working with the FDA to submit an application to the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER)
- Obtaining the controlled substance (in this case, cannabis) from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Conducting clinical trials
- Continued review of research procedures and security measures by the FDA
- Compiling scientific data and submitting it to the FDA for approval of controlled substance
Companies that are selling products said to contain CBD are bypassing this process. Their products are not meeting FDA standards because the FDA has not set any. The FDA reviews “applications to market drugs to determine whether proposed drug products are safe and effective for their intended indications.” 19 Without FDA oversight, “the purity and potency of the drug may vary considerably.” 20
According to gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC/MS) analyses conducted by doTERRA’s analytical chemists, THC is found in high concentrations in many brands of cannabis oil. THC is found in both hemp and CBD oil in more than just trace amounts.
Without FDA oversight of CBD, it is difficult to be certain of both the amount and purity of CBD a product may contain. Regardless of what a product may claim, it may contain no CBD at all, while others may vary in purity or consistency of formula. “Over the past several years, FDA has issued several warning letters to firms that market unapproved new drugs that allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD). As part of these actions, FDA has tested the chemical content of cannabinoid compounds in some of the products, and many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain.” 21
In the case of “CBD oils,” the CBD is combined with a carrier oil. This is because CBD is merely an isolate and not an oil by itself. Depending on what CBD is extracted from and depending on its quality, CBD is heavily diluted using varying amounts of a carrier oil.
A doTERRA chemist has stated, “[O]ur own internal investigation involving analytical testing and evaluation has found that various CBD oils on the market do contain significant levels of THC and therefore could very likely trigger a psychoactive response and/or positive drug test. Our evaluation has also shown that commonly purchased brands of CBD oil can vary greatly in their claimed CBD content.” 22
Why Isn’t doTERRA Producing a CBD Oil?
Due to issues of legality, as well as limited research and other concerns, doTERRA is not making any CBD products or oils at this time. We are committed to our standard of CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade™ oils and nothing less. Right now, it is not possible to deliver a CBD oil that meets our CPTG ® standards.
Are There Alternatives?
While CBD may not be a good option at this point, there are other ways to boost the health of your endocannabinoid system.
Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) is a sesquiterpene found in hundreds of different plant species. It is also known as a cannabinoid because it interacts directly with CB2 receptors around the body, soothing tissues and helping to manage healthy inflammatory responses. 23 Remember that any compound (group of molecules) that acts on either or both of the cannabinoid receptors is a cannabinoid. BCP does not affect CB1 receptors and there is no risk of psychoactive effects. 24
Beta-caryophyllene (BCP) in Copaiba
BCP is the main chemical constituent in Copaiba essential oil, which comes from distilling the oleoresin of the copaiba tree. A GC/MS analysis confirmed that doTERRA Copaiba essential oil has approximately 55 percent BCP content—the highest BCP content of any known oil.
There is substantial evidence supporting the powerful benefits of oral supplementation of beta-caryophyllene. Further human clinical trials are needed, but current studies are already quite promising—as little as 1–2 drops of Copaiba oil produce noticeable results in humans.
All doTERRA essential oils, including Copaiba, are CPTG Certified Pure Tested Grade. This means that the oil is pure: there are no added fillers, synthetic ingredients, or harmful contaminants that would reduce its efficacy. Each batch of oil undergoes rigorous internal and third party testing to confirm that oils are meeting our quality standards. Every bottle of oil has a unique Quality ID that you can use to view the GC/MS test results from an independent, verified third party lab on Source to You.
Because doTERRA Copaiba essential oil has approximately 55 percent BCP content, the amount of oil needed to produce noticeable results is incredibly small—only a couple of drops. doTERRA Copaiba oil is actually a blend of oils that come from four species of the copaifera tree: Copaifera reticulata, Copaifera officinalis, Copaifera coriacea, and Copaifera langsdorffii. This blend of multiple copaifera species contributes to a more potent and effective version of the essential oil.
Because Copaiba is so pure and potent—needing only a drop or two for the BCP to start affecting the human body—its price point as a potential natural solution is affordable. This becomes especially true considering the cost of most CBD products and oils on the market—products and oils that aren’t substantiating the actual amount and purity of CBD you are receiving in their product.
We know that BCP activates CB2 receptors directly. This means that you can have confidence and assurance in BCP’s ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system. Additionally, knowing exactly how BCP triggers the endocannabinoid system (by directly activating CB2 receptors), we are able to collect more reliable information about dosage and effects than we can at this point with CBD.
CBD Essential Oil Roll-Ons
A CBD Oil Roll-On is a topical product that’s applied directly to the pressure points throughout your body. Our Roll-Ons, made using a blend of full spectrum CBD and essential oils, may be able to help encourage calmness, promote relaxation, and enhance focus. Paired with our CBD Topicals and other products, these Roll-Ons are a key part of your mental and physical wellness routine!
MIND & BODY WELLNESS
Our Roll-Ons are two-pronged in their effects. Not only do they invoke the calming and soothing sensations commonly associated with full spectrum CBD but they provide aromatherapeutic benefits through their use of essential oils.
Aromatherapy is a holistic treatment that uses the aromatic properties of plant extracts to promote overall wellness in the body, mind, and spirit. Whether you’re looking to relax, stay focused, or ease everyday discomforts, our CBD Essential Oil Roll-Ons may be able to help! Simply apply the liquid to your pressure points and allow the CBD and aromatics to work their magic.
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Dealing with a busy, unfocused mind? Our CBD Oil Roll-Ons work to promote a sense of calm, encouraging deep breathing with their soothing aromas. As with all of our CBD products, these Roll-Ons are crafted using only the best ingredients available, and are 100% pesticide- and GMO-free.
Our dedication to purity and potency starts at the source, from our American-grown hemp to our internally-operated labs. Plus, we go the extra mile to ensure that all of our Tinctures, Gummies, roll-ons, and other products undergo third-party lab testing, so you can be confident in the quality we provide. Ready to enhance your wellness routine? Get started today with Envy CBD!
Essential Oil Roll-On – REFRESH – 50mg CBD
CBD with a refreshing blend of peppermint and lemon essential oils in a pocket-sized roll-on tube.
Why it’s special
- Refreshing lemon and cooling peppermint scents awaken your senses any time of day
- Take it anywhere. It fits perfectly in your pocket or purse
- It lets you apply soothing aromas and cannabinoids to your pressure points
- It’s a multi-sensory wellness experience
- It’s a pharmacist-formulated, proprietary blend
- It has 50mg of CBD
Simmodsia chinesis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Melaleuca alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Oil, Citrus limon (Lemon) Oil, Hemp Derived Cannabinoid Extract, and Alpha Pinene Terpenes.
Apply to temples, forhead, and behind the ear and wrist for soothing relief. Then take a deep breath.
Essential Oil Roll-On – REFRESH – 50mg CBD
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If you are pregnant or nursing, we advise you to consult your personal healthcare professionals before using any CBD product.
Does Green Roads grow its own hemp?
We choose not to own farms, and instead have strong relationships with several excellent farms right here in the United States. This gives us the advantage of choosing the best hemp plants for our ingredients and rejecting any raw materials that do not meet our standards.
Can you use CBD for stress?
Green Roads CBD oil can be used to help promote a sense of calm and support the management of normal day-to-day stress. Our products may also be able to support focus and help maintain normal emotional balance. Green Roads CBD products are not designed to treat, cure, or diagnose any form of anxiety disorders, mental health conditions, or other medical ailments.
Does CBD promote relaxation?
Our CBD products may promote relaxation and a calming effect. Green Roads CBD oils can also be used for everyday situations that may cause feelings of unease. The benefits of CBD may be different for everyone.
Why is Green Roads CBD oil better than other CBD oils on the market?
Green Roads CBD oil is a premium option from a brand that sets the gold standard for quality control in the industry. We use naturally occurring cannabidiol (CBD) and other natural compounds without any artificial ingredients or harmful chemical substances.
All of our CBD extracts are obtained from hemp plants grown on farms in the United States. Each of our products has been tested by third-party laboratories for purity and quality. You can check the results of this test via a QR code on the package.
What’s in the box that I will receive? What’s in the bottle?
When you buy Green Roads CBD drops, you will get a bottle and a special measuring tool. This will let you adjust your serving size to your liking. There will be instructions and a QR code on the bottle that will take you to each product’s independent lab results.
Will CBD make me hungry?
CBD has not been known to cause extreme hunger or the condition colloquially known as “the munchies.”
Will CBD oil affect my medication?
If you are taking any medications, we recommend you consult with your physician prior to using CBD products. For the safest and most effective use of CBD, use pharmacist-formulated CBD products from a trusted manufacturer like Green Roads. Using high-grade CBD with professional medical guidance is the best way to make the most of your CBD products.
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a compound found naturally in hemp plants. Unlike THC (the active cannabinoid in marijuana), CBD is not intoxicating which means it will not get you high. CBD interacts with a series of receptors in your body known as the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS relates to a number of important systems in your body and helps keep your internal rhythms in optimal balance.
Is There THC In Green Roads’ CBD Products?
If the CBD product is broad-spectrum, it will have only non-detectable levels of THC (meaning the amount is so small it doesn’t show up on a lab report). If the product is isolate, there will be no THC. If the product is full-spectrum, it will have less than 0.3% THC, the federally legal limit for industrial hemp plants.
Will Green Roads CBD Products Get Me High?
No. CBD is not intoxicating. THC is the compound that causes a high and all Green Roads products have less than the federally legal limit of 0.3% THC. Our broad spectrum and isolate products have even less. These minuscule amounts of THC aren’t enough to cause a high when taken as directed.
Why Do People Take CBD?
People use CBD to support their overall well-being in many ways. Some may need help with really specific issues. Others are supporting their overall well-being. Honestly, we learn a ton about how and why people use CBD from our customers.
You can do your own research online to see what challenges people are saying CBD helps them, their parents, their children or even their pets overcome. This is what it’s all about for us! We love reading positive stories about the impact our products have on people’s everyday lives. We get them from veterans, first responders, office workers, athletes, seniors, parents, and everybody else.
While we believe CBD can support wellness in many ways, you have to understand this is still a young industry. Encouraging research about CBD is emerging all the time, and we can’t wait to learn more in the future.
Why Can’t You Post All Your Reviews?
We are incredibly proud to say that of the 10,000+ reviews we’ve gotten from consumers, 90.4% have been either 4-star or 5-star. It’s a direct result of our commitment to quality and the dedication we have to our customers.
Unfortunately, due to FDA regulations, we cannot post all of those reviews on our website. The FDA forbids all CBD companies from publishing reviews in which customers mention specific health conditions. As you might imagine, a large number of our consumer reviews mention specific health conditions.
In order to comply with the FDA, we’ve published a representative selection of reviews that pass the FDA guidelines. These are actual, unaltered reviews from real customers, and because transparency is a big part of who we are here at Green Roads, they range from 1-star disappointments to 5-star raves. We’re proud of the praise, and we learn from the critiques.
Why Buy Green Roads Products?
Green Roads is the first CBD company founded by a licensed compounding pharmacist in the United States. We set the gold standard for self-regulation in the rapidly evolving CBD industry. Our first commitment is to help each person find the healthiest version of themselves through the power of plants.
CBN is a cannabinoid found in hemp plants like CBD. CBN is non-intoxicating, and while research into this compound is relatively new, there are indications CBN has properties that make it perfect for sleep formulas.
5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP), also known as oxitriptan, is a naturally occurring amino acid. It’s a common ingredient in many relaxation products including Green Roads CBD Relax Capsules.
Gamma aminobutyric acid (GABA) is a naturally occurring amino acid that experts say helps you relax and calms you down. It’s a common ingredient in many relaxation products.