Dr. Alex Capano Ph.D. Cannabinoid Science

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Why CBD Topicals?

Ananda Hemp CBD topicals deliver precision plant-based relief where you need it most. Nourish your tired muscles and creaky joints with the warming/cooling action of our botanical-infused roll-on, or soothe bug bites and blemishes with the full spectrum salve. For the ultimate resource on topical CBD, check out our blog.

What is Full Spectrum CBD Oil?

Full spectrum hemp CBD oil is the pure oil extracted from hemp, which is bursting with natural cannabinoids and phytonutrients. Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full spectrum hemp CBD oil contains an array of cannabinoids, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, flavonoids, and terpenes. These compounds have been proven to work synergistically - meaning they are more effective when presented together, as opposed to isolated or purified molecules.

Does Full Spectrum CBD Oil contain THC?

Many people are concerned that CBD may cause effects related to marijuana (or THC) use. Fortunately, there is no need for worry as full spectrum CBD oil is procured from hemp that contains less than .3% THC (trace levels that will not cause intoxication). However, we believe that this small amount of THC works synergistically with the other nutrients found in full-spectrum hemp CBD oil - and this belief is supported by scientific research.

Is CBD Oil Safe?

To quote a report  published by the World Health Organization, “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” The article goes on to say, “several countries have modified their national controls to accommodate CBD as a medicinal product. To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

Oftentimes companies will confuse these two terms, either intentionally for marketing purposes, or unintentionally due to the fact that CBD is a relatively new industry.

Hemp oil (also known as hemp seed oil) is pressed from hemp seeds, resulting in a nutrient rich oil full of essential fatty acids, chlorophyll, and various other nutrients. Many experts agree that hemp seed oil is the ideal carrier oil for CBD - which is why we use it in our full line of premium CBD products.  

CBD oil is pressed directly from the flower of the hemp plant (and in some cases the stalk and stems, which has little cannabinoid content). More often than not CBD oil refers to a blend of cannabinoids and terpenes (obtained via an extraction process on the hemp) carried in an oil (such as hemp oil).

What is the difference between cannabis, hemp, and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both Cannabis. Cannabis Sativa L. is simply the botanical name for the plant, of which hemp and marijuana are two different types.  

Hemp is known to have higher amounts of cannabinoids, such as CBD, CBG, CBN etc. and lower amounts of THC. Whereas marijuana has been bred over time to have higher amounts of THC and small amounts of other beneficial cannabinoids.

CBD products made from marijuana remain federally illegal; whereas the hemp that we use in our products is federally legal.

Will I be able to pass a drug test with Ananda Hemp products?

Our products contain less than .3% THC. However, because of the fat-soluble nature of THC and other cannabinoids, accumulation may reach levels that can be detected by a routine drug test.  

There are many variables, such as individual genetics, lifestyle, and metabolism that make it difficult to know if you will pass a drug test. If you are concerned with passing a drug test, we do not recommend using any of our products.

Check out our blog for more information on CBD and drug testing.

Are your products Non-GMO? Vegan? Gluten-free?

Ananda Hemp is proud to be 100% Non-GMO and gluten-free, and all of our CBD oils/tinctures are completely vegan.

Can I buy CBD Oil online?

Absolutely! We make it simple for anyone to purchase CBD from our website - simply select your products and proceed to checkout.