Frequently Asked Questions
How can Graceleaf CBD help me?
Our CBD is a combination of powerful terpenes and cannabinoids from phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp which are designed to support emotional stability, healthy sleep patterns, relieve aches/pains and produce calming effects. Many people profess that a high-quality CBD product, like Graceleaf, has provided them with great relief throughout the day.
How much should I take? And how should I take it?
It is best to start on the lower side of dosing, until you understand the effects on your body; the same dose of CBD can affect two people very differently. Some find it easier to start with about 15-20mg a day and to work up from there. The best way to take CBD is by placing the tincture/oil drops under the tongue, waiting 30-60 seconds, then swallowing. It is best absorbed this way, making the CBD more bioavailable which means your body uses more of the good stuff, and it starts working faster too.
Should I take CBD with food?
Studies show that CBD is absorbed into the bloodstream much better when taken with health fatty foods (avocado, salmon, almond butter…not French fries). So, if possible, take Graceleaf CBD with food. However, it is just fine to take without food as well.
Does CBD interact with medicines?
CBD may interact with the metabolism of certain medicines like chemotherapy drugs and blood thinners, but more studies are necessary. It is best to consult with a healthcare professional to discuss your specific situation and usage.
What is the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil?
Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD but does contain nutrient-rich properties of its own. Hemp oil, derived from the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant, is the CBD-rich oil we use to create Graceleaf CBD.
What is the difference between broad and full spectrum?
Full spectrum CBD retains the full concentration of cannabinoids and terpenes found in raw phytocannabinoid-rich hemp extract, which include trace amounts of THC (less than .3%). Broad spectrum contains all the beneficial compounds, but with the THC removed, equivalent to 0.0% THC. Graceleaf CBD products are all broad spectrum.
Will CBD get me high?
No, you won’t feel the high effects from either broad spectrum CBD (no THC) or full spectrum (less than .3% THC). The “high” that people wonder about comes from the THC that is naturally occurring in the marijuana plant, which is more than .3% THC.
What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how does CBD impact it?
The ECS is an intricate “cell-signaling” system in our bodies that helps to regulate our daily functions. It has two components: endocannabinoid receptors, located on cell surfaces, and endocannabinoids, which act as neurotransmitters. Simplistically, receptors react with neurotransmitters to promote a sense of balance throughout the body. Plant-based cannabinoids, in CBD, and our own human-produced endocannabinoids act as neurotransmitters and interact with the body’s (ECS) to restore chemical balance, or homeostasis.
Are Graceleaf products organic and vegan?
At Graceleaf, we source organic ingredients wherever possible, and include organic MCT or extra-virgin olive oil, as well as organic essential oils throughout our line of premium CBD products. Most of our other products are vegan, except for our softgels and our salve (which includes beeswax).
Is it safe for pets?
Yes! And many pets experience very positive benefits from CBD. Anxiety, pain, cancer and arthritis are some of the conditions that CBD may help. Typical doses are 2-4 drops of CBD oil (or 1-2mg of CBD) per 10lbs of body weight, given in the mouth, rubbed on the inner ear, or dropped on food. It is always smart to start with a lower dose, monitor your pet’s reaction, then increase as needed. Chews are also an easy and effective way to give your pet CBD.
Is it safe for children?
There are reports of parents finding good results with CBD for children that suffer from conditions like autism, anxiety, and epilepsy. In fact, a recently approved drug with CBD, called Epidolex, is designed to treat epilepsy. However, no long-term studies have concretely concluded just how CBD interacts with children. Some reported side effects could be diarrhea, appetite changes and fatigue. It is recommended that parents should consult with a trained healthcare professional before making the decision to give their children CBD.