What is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil has been getting a lot of attention these days – yet, there is a great deal of confusion surrounding the newest addition to the natural-medicine world. So, what is CBD Oil? We caught up with the experts at CV Sciences, creators of Plus CBD Oil, to demystify this natural remedy.

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What does CBD stand for?

CBD is the acronym for Cannabidiol, a promising cannabinoid found in plants.

Where does CBD oil come from?

CBD is derived from the plant, Cannabis Sativa L. This name refers to all varieties of the plant including both hemp and medical/recreational cannabis (formerly referred to as “marijuana”). While hemp and medical/recreational cannabis share similar names, the one main difference is between the levels of the intoxicating compound, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Agricultural hemp is naturally high in CBD and is classified as less than 0.3% THC in the dry weight material. Medical/Recreational cannabis refers to plants with large flowering buds and high amounts of THC, between 1%-30%. This type of product can only be sold and consumed in states with laws around medical or recreational cannabis, while hemp-derived products can be sold all across the US. PlusCBD Oil™ products are made with CBD that is derived from agricultural hemp.

Is CBD oil different than hemp seed oil?

The hemp plant has many uses and is a great source of nutrition. Hemp seed oil refers to oils that have been made using only the hemp seeds. Hemp seeds themselves do not contain significant amounts of cannabinoids like CBD, but does contain essential nutrients such as omega 3 fatty acids. Hemp-derived CBD oil is extracted from all parts of the plant—which includes the seed, the stem, and the stalk—and contains higher concentrations of cannabinoids, between 5%-25% in concentration.

Where is your hemp grown?

At CV Sciences, Inc., we believe that in order to make the highest quality CBD products, it is imperative to be part of the entire process, From Seed to Shelf™. From harvesting our hemp at our farms in Europe, using EU certified hemp seeds, to laboratory testing for quality to our exceptional CBD oil, we are dedicated to going the extra mile.

Is CBD oil psychoactive?

CBD has become popular amongst the medical community for its remarkable safety profile. Its ability to keep you healthy without feelings of intoxication make it a great addition to your daily supplement routine.

How long has CV Sciences been producing CBD oil?

At CV Sciences, Inc., we are pioneering the future of hemp. Providing high quality CBD since 2012, it is our goal to enhance the prosperity and well-being for all. PlusCBD Oil™, the #1 selling CBD brand, is available in over 1700 stores in the US.

What are the benefits of taking CBD oil?

With all of the stresses in life, it can be difficult to stay balanced and healthy. Our bodies have an internal system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), that produces its own cannabinoids called Anandamide and 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG). The ECS helps maintain homeostasis and talks to every other organ system in the body. Hemp-derived CBD has the ability to balance the system that’s designed to balance you™, via the ECS.*

Describe your product standards.

CV Sciences is setting the standard for quality in the CBD industry. We have very high standards regarding the quality, purity and potency of the CBD oil we produce. Our in-house lab uses High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) to measure CBD levels, to the milligram, in every batch. We then validate our potency findings through a third-party lab, who independently analyzes the CBD, to ensure that all of our CBD products are free of pesticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, residual solvents, heavy metal contamination, and any microbiological contamination.

Are these products vegan and gluten-free?

PlusCBD Oil™ products contain only plant-derived ingredients that are soy-free, gluten-free, and non-GMO.


This educational blog is sponsored by CV Sciences.

*This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

11 thoughts on “What is CBD Oil?

    • Hello Laura, Thank you for reaching out! Yes, we do sell CBD oil for pets from Charlotte’s Web brand, at all KWF locations. It’s 20% off this month, June 2018. Thank you! -Emily at KWF

    • Hello Jen, Thank you for reaching out! Some customers report positive effects on pain management when using CBD oil. We recommend speaking to your doctor to decide if it may be right for you. Please feel free to stop into one of our stores and speak with our knowledgeable apothecary team to learn more about CBD oil. Thank you, Emily at KWF

  1. More and more hemp is being grown in the US. Do you use US grown hemp for your products, and if so, from what states?

    • Hello Dave, Thank you for reaching out! Charlotte’s Web brand is grown in the United States – 100% grown in Colorado. Thank you for connecting with us. -Emily at KWF

    • Hello Scott, Thank you for reaching out! CV Sciences’ formulas come in various strengths, we do not have a solid reason why it does not come in 750 mg, that’s just how they make it. For any additional questions regarding this product, please give your local store a call and we’ll be happy to speak with you. Thank you, Emily at KWF

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