Myths Surrounding CBD Oil:
- Myth #1: CBD oil is marijuana.
CBD oil can come from both hemp and marijuana plants, but choosing hemp-derived CBD oil offers some differences in the final product.
Cannabis sativa is a plant family that includes both hemp and marijuana. However, hemp and marijuana have some distinct differences. Hemp contains higher amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) and very low amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the chemical in marijuana that makes people feel “high.” Hemp-derived CBD oil cannot make someone feel “high” because it does not contain large amounts of THC.
- Myth #2
All CBD oil is illegal
Hemp-derived CBD oil is legal in all 50 states because it contains less than 0.3% THC. This was confirmed through the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.
- Myth #3
All hemp oil contains CBD
Products made from hemp seed typically contain no CBD. CBD content decreases as you go from the top of the plant to the bottom. The most CBD is found in the flower and leaves of the plant, the least is found in the stem and seeds. Make sure you choose a product that has ingredients from the right parts of the plant.. It is also important to choose brands of CBD that can provide a Certificate of Analysis, as supplements are not regulated in the same way medications are. There have been many companies that advertise CBD oil at certain strengths, while chemical analysis shows no CBD was found in the product.
How Can I Use CBD Oil?
CBD acts in the body on the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is located throughout the entire body. We have our own natural cannabinoids in our body that work in this system. However, plant-based cannabinoids such as THC and CBD can also influence this system. This system plays a role in many parts of the human body. As a result, CBD oil can influence a variety of conditions.
CBD is used in these conditions just like you would use Vitamin D and calcium to help your bones, or Vitamin C to help your immune system. Just like any other supplement, CBD may or may not be beneficial for you and could have interactions with your medications. For this reason, make sure you discuss using this product with your healthcare professionals and always let your doctors know what you are taking. Bremo pharmacists are here as a resource for you as you navigate your decision regarding if this product is right for you.
What forms of hemp based-CBD Oil is available?
Hemp-based CBD oil is available in many formulations:
- Sublingual (under the tongue) oil
- Gel capsules and gummies
- Topical – creams, ointment, salves, gels, and roll-ons
- Vaporable or inhaled oils
Talk with your Bremo Pharmacist about what formulation is right for you.
Where Can I Get CBD Oil?
Bremo Pharmacy has quality brand CBD oil products. Our trusted brands use organic growing processes and thoroughly test their products to make sure the products are safe and pure. Certificates of Analysis are available to you for all of these product lines. We are confident that we are selling quality products. There are a couple differences between the product lines which may influence which brand is right for you. We are working hard to keep abreast of CBD literature and laws to answer your questions and feel confident that we are selling good products. Our staff is well informed on both the literature and laws regarding CBD oil products. We are happy to answer your questions. Give us a call at 804-288-8361or stop by the pharmacy to discuss these products. We will soon have our products available online for purchase.
Interested in learning more? Read more about hemp based CBD oil!
*These products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, however it may greatly help you to feel better.