How To Store CBD
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO STORE MY CBDPRODUCTS?
CBD oil products are just like olive oil – heat
sensitive. It’s best to store all CBD products in a cool, dark place. If you
choose, you can also store CBD products in the refrigerator. Keep in mind that
the CBD oil products may thicken slightly in the refrigerator but can be run
under hot water for just about 1 minute to thin out the liquid a bit. Living
Matrix Hemp uses MCT oil in our CBD oil products, which can thicken when
WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF MCT OIL?
Unopened, sealed MCT oil has a shelf life of 2
years when properly stored. Once MCT oil is open, its shelf life is roughly 1
year when properly stored. It is best to keep any products containing MCT oil
in a cool, dark and dry area that is not subjected to radical temperature
changes or humidity. This helps the oil maintain its integrity for the full
shelf life. It is recommended, however, to use your CBD products that contain
MCT oil within 90 days of receiving them.
How To Take CBD
WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST IF I USE CBD?
Drug test typically look for THC and/or its
metabolites. There are cannabinoid drug tests available, but these are very
expensive and it is quite rare that they are requested. CBD is not THC and
should not return a positive drug test. It is suggested that you purchase an
over-the-counter home drug screening kit should you have doubts. There are
occasional cases, due to certain testing methods, where a false positive
reading has been recorded, but these instances are rare. But this is one of the
reasons why we can't guarantee you won't fail a drug test, even if you are
using our Broad Spectrum CBD products with zero THC. Also, If you use
Full Spectrum CBD products that do contain even the minimal amount of THC of
0.3% or less, the THC can buildup in your body and can return a positive drug
test. Several factors come into play in this – body mass, metabolism and the
dose of CBD product that contains THC that is used.
HOW MUCH CBD SHOULD I TAKE?
Every person has an individual ideal dose of CBD.
Many factors influence the way your body responds to CBD. A serving size that
works well for someone else could be much more, or much less, than the amount
of CBD that's right for you. We do find that most people are using 25-60 mg of
CBD per day. It is suggested that you start with the amount that a manufacturer
suggests. Every manufacturer has varying amounts of CBD in their products, so
you must also calculate how much CBD is in each suggested dose. For example,
some of our Living Matrix CBD tinctures contain 500 mg of CBD in the entire
bottle. There are about 30 full droppers per bottle which delivers a dose of
16.66 mg per dropper.
WHEN SHOULD I INCREASE MY DOSE OF CBD?
If you have been using CBD for a while, your body
can build up a tolerance to it – just like you might experience with prescribed
medications. The decision to increase your dose of CBD is solely your decision.
If you are not finding that your symptoms are supported well enough with your
current dose, it is okay to increase your dose of CBD. There isn’t a known
unsafe dose of CBD, so you can easily increase or decrease your dose (even on a
daily basis) depending on your individual need. We suggest increasing your
doses in small amounts until you find that “sweet spot dose” that you are
satisfied with. These small increases should just be an additional milligram or
two at a time. Stay on the increased dose for a week before determining if this
is working for you or not before adjusting the dose again.
DO CBD TINCTURES HAVE TO BE TAKEN AS-IS?
One of the great things about CBD tinctures is that
you don’t have to only hold the liquid under your tongue for a minute and
swallow it. There are dozens of ways that you can use a CBD tincture – even
topically. Some additional methods for using tinctures include: in cold sauces,
in salad dressings, mixed with lotion, made into a facial scrub, added to bath
water, added to a humidifier, mixed with essential oils in a diffuser or added
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR THE EFFECTS OFCBD TO BE DETECTABLE?
The CBD delivery method that you choose plays a
role in how long it takes CBD to start working in your body. Fast delivery
methods (tinctures, vape, inhalers and topicals) may start to show effects in
just a few minutes. Other delivery methods (edibles, capsules, gummies,
softgels) require digestion and may take an hour or so for the effects to be
HOW LONG DO THE EFFECTS OF CBD LAST?
The effects of CBD last for different periods of
time depending on several factors. First, the delivery method matters. Fast
acting delivery methods (tinctures, vape, topicals and inhalers) may start
working quickly in your body but may also last for a shorter period of time. Dose
also matters. An average dose of 15 – 25 mg of CBD taken via fast-acting
delivery method may only last about 2 hours in your body. Capsules and edibles,
depending on dose, may last as long as 8 hours in the body.
CAN I USE MORE THAN ONE TYPE OF CBD PRODUCT?
Yes, you absolutely can use more than one type of
CBD product. This is actually rather common. Some people start the day with a
capsule, softgel or CBD edible and use either tinctures, vape or topicals
throughout the day as “booster doses” as needed. The types of products that you
choose to use together are up to you.
CAN I TAKE CBD WITH PRESCRIBED MEDICATION?
It is best to speak with your physician before
taking CBD with any prescribed medication. There are very few known
interactions with CBD and pharmaceuticals. Please review the federal Department
of Health’s list of potential interactions between CBD and pharmaceuticals
available on the DOH website
Learn About CBD
WHAT IS HEMP CBD OIL?
Hemp CBD oil is the liquid that is extracted from
hemp plants. Industrial hemp is a plant that has been used for centuries to
create products such as clothes and rope. Hemp plants also produce a compound
called cannabidiol or CBD which can be extracted from the resinous substance
found in its stalks, stems and flowers. One of the main reasons why so many
people are interested in CBD is because it does not have intoxicating effects
like THC but still produces many potential health benefits. CBD is concentrated
heavier in hemp plants but is also present in cannabis plants. In hemp, THC
averages 0.3% or less.
WHAT IS CBD?
Hemp has been used for medicinal and practical
applications for thousands of years. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 120 plus
compounds that is present in hemp and cannabis plants. It is a non-intoxicating
plant cannabinoid that acts on the receptors in our bodies endocannabinoid
system (ECS). This amazing compound helps regulate important bodily
functions such as immunity and inflammation. When the ECS is in sync, your body
has an easier time maintaining a healthy balance known as homeostasis. This
means that all of its systems are running at peak performance and you feel like
your best self!
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
The main difference between CBD and THC is that
THC induces intoxication (a high) and CBD does not. These two cannabinoids work
very well together but also have merit apart from one another. THC is more
abundant in cannabis, CBD is more abundant in hemp. CBD does not cause any
WILL CBD GET ME HIGH?
CBD is one of many non-intoxicating cannabinoids,
meaning – no matter how much you use, you won’t get high from CBD. CBD is
psychoactive, but not in an intoxicating way. Its psychoactivity is positive in
the body. Psychoactivity refers to an alteration or change of the mind – and
changes do occur, but you don’t actually “feel” anything when these changes do
HOW CAN CBD OIL VARY IN COLOR FROM BATCH TOBATCH?
CBD oil can vary in color slightly from batch to
batch. This is due to one of several factors or a combination of factors. The
growing season matters. The extraction process plays a role as does the
processing that the raw oil undergoes after extraction. Winterized and
distilled oils have different colors. Generally speaking, CBD oil that is
virtually clear to very light golden in color are what you want – these are