Frequently asked questions about CBD

We hope to address and fulfill common questions and concerns regarding CBD and our related products

What is CBD?

CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol, a non-psychotropic compound found in the Cannabis plant. All mammalian species possess the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates many vital bodily functions such as sleep, appetite, immune systems responses, hormone production, and mood to name a few. CBD works by interaction with this endocannabinoid network to assist its task of maintaining bodily homeostasis.

A variety of ways to take the products:

CBD and other cannabinoids, unlike dosage-specific pharmaceutical drugs, are individualized in regards to amount, dosage regimens, or delivery method. Every person is unique, and so are the administration parameters for each individual. It is often suggested to start with lower dosages and increase until one finds what works best. Of course, consult with your health-care provider prior to using CBD products.

Common delivery methods:
Sublingual: Tinctures
-Sublingual (under the tongue)/mucus membranes in the mouth allow the CBD to be immediately absorbed directly into the blood stream at full bio-availability, thus negating the 30-120 minute delay that results from passing through the digestive system and liver.
Duration: 4-8 hours

Oral: Capsules
-Capsules offer a reliable and convenient way to administer a reliable amount of CBD avoiding inaccurate or inconsistent dosing. Effects take 30-90 to onset and last up to 8 hours.
Duration: 6-8 hours

Inhalation: Flower(buds)/Vaporizing
Effects can be felt almost immediately as active molecules directly enter the bloodstream through the lungs. Like Sublingual administration, this route also avoids the digestive system.
Flower/Bud has long been the traditional method of cannabis ingestion and many prefer this method.
New technologies have brought about a synonymous alternative that provides a less harmful option as no smoke is created. Rather CBD oil is heated below its combustion temperature, releasing compounds in a vapor state.
Duration: 2-4 hours

Topical: Salves/Oils/Lotions
Transdermally absorbed products are generally effective no more than one inch below the skin, and are the least invasive option. Effects can be felt in as little as 15 minutes.
Duration: 2-4 hours

Drug Interaction?

Orally taken CBD is known to temporally alter the activity of a group of liver enzymes known as cytochrome P450, as CBD occupies the receptor sites until it’s degraded. This prevents cytochrome P450 enzymes from metabolizing other compounds, such as ones found in many prescription medications, thus reducing their effectiveness. A few examples include: Steroids, Antihistamines, Antibiotics, Antidepressants, Anti-psychotics, Beta blockers, NSAIDs, and Immune modulators.  Consult your health care professional before taking CBD products with any other medications.

CBD for animals?

In recent years the benefits of cannabis treatments for pets has been growing increasingly with great results!  Dogs are exceptionally sensitive to cannabis products not only due to their smaller size, but more notably, having a greater concentration of endocannabinoid receptors in their cerebellum and brainstem than any other species. The two common treatment methods include oral and topical administration. Take a look at our CBD products for pets.

Is CBD safe to use?

CBD is considered generally safe to use, however everyone is different so one cannot rule out any potential side effects. Always consult a health care professional before using CBD.

What is the difference between Full-Spectrum CBD and Isolate?

Full-Spectrum CBD is plant extract that contains the hundreds of different plant compounds in hemp. Research has proven that Full-Spectrum products are much more effective to treat symptoms as these compounds, as a whole, contribute to the medicinal benefits as they work synergystically. CBD Isolate, is the pure crystallized CBD compound. We highly encourage you to read our recent blog post that scientifically contrasts Full-Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate.

Do we test our products?

Although we have our own in-house analysis equipment, which we use to test our flower, oil, and products. We still always have our products regularly tested by a reputable and trusted outside 3rd party Lab. This guarantees that you’re getting exactly what you pay for.

With Vermont Pure CBD, as our fundamental belief and commitment to serving our customers with complete transparency, you always get more than you pay for. All our products contain more CBD than stated on the label 🙂

Please take a look at our Test Results page and see for yourself. We’ll also explain how to read and understand CBD Test Result reports with a few walk-through examples. We always encourage you to educate yourself.

Will CBD products show up on drug tests?

Though our CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC, it is possible they can trigger a positive result on a drug test. This depends on many factors, but it should be noted.

The Vermont Pure CBD Informational Slide Show

Below is an informational slide show that elaborates further on the above topics. Additionally it touches on a few other important CBD subjects.

The Vermont Pure CBD Tincture Dose Chart

You’ll find below our CBD Tincture Dosing Chart that we created to help our customers interpret and visualize how much CBD they are taking or want to take.

 – The left vertical green oval indicates the strength or concentration of our 7 Tincture options.

– The bottom horizontal green oval depicts the amount of CBD, in milligrams (mg.), that one would ingest according to the intersecting box between the “Strength of Tincture” and “Size of Dose“.

For example, I would like to take 15mg. of CBD and I have a 600mg. strength Tincture. I look at the left column and find “600 mg.” (third box down from the top).  Now I look at the bottom row and find the “15 mg.” dose. When I follow the “15 mg.” column upwards an see where it intersects with the “600 mg.” strength row – that box indicates how much of the Tincture I need to take. In this particular case, its the “.75 ML” line on the glass pipette of the dropper assembly, as we say around here “three-quarters a dropper full”.

*When we say “dropper”, we’re referring to the glass pipette that dispenses the “drops”.

This chart is included on each of our Tincture product pages, with that specific Tincture strength indicated for your reference 🙂

*Please note: this chart is accurate for Vermont Pure CBD Tinctures. Other manufacturers, may and probably have other CBD bottle concentrations and dropper sizes, therefore it wouldn’t be accurate.

CBD Tincture Dose Chart - how much CBD is in a dropper