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Endocannabinoid System (ECS) Defined

A complex system in the human body discovered in the 1990s, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is understood to modulate all physiological processes throughout the brain and body, including the management of appetite, pain, sleep and mood. The purpose of this system is whole-body homeostasis (or balance), the optimal state for maintaining health and natural healing.

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CBD Isolate Defined

Science can “isolate” CBD (cannabidiol) from the rest of the compounds found in hemp plants. Research is scant but suggests that a more complete “full-spectrum” plant extract—which includes all of its cannabinoids and full terpene profile—is more beneficial.

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CBD (Cannabidiol) Defined

One of over 100 identified cannabinoids, CBD (cannabidiol) is renowned for its analgesic properties and ability to counteract the intoxicating, euphorigenic effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

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Cannabinoids Defined

Chemical compounds that interact with the ECS (endocannabinoid system) as ligands, cannabinoids bind directly or indirectly to ECS receptors, acting like chemical messengers to turn on or turn off physiologic signaling in the body. Cannabinoids can be made in the body (“endocannabinoids”), in plants (“phytocannabinoids”) or synthetically in the laboratory (“synthetic cannabinoids”). CBD is an example of a phytocannabinoid.

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Cannabis Defined

The plant family cannabaceae includes what are commonly known as cannabis (or marijuana) and hemp. Hemp is typically grown for textiles, construction materials and CBD-rich oil with low traces of THC. Cannabis is the term generally used to describe the flowers that contain higher amounts of THC. View story below for details.

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Bioavailability Defined

Bioavailability is the fraction of an administered substance that’s allowed to enter the body’s circulation while remaining active.

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What makes your tinctures a good value?

We feel our products are priced well… in line with the market. We know not all tinctures are created equal. Each tincture is an exceptional value because of a few key differentiators: It’s important to know where the hemp is sourced from and made. Our tinctures are made in the USA and derived from unique strains of high-cannabinoid hemp cultivated specifically for this purpose. Proprietary clean extraction methods, including gentle thermal extraction, use zero solvents and result in extracts of exceptional quality. Our hemp is organically grown with responsible farming practices. Everything we make is meticulously lab-tested by third parties to ensure purity and quality.

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How do I know the CBD tincture is safe?

Like all Bloom Farms CBD products, our tinctures are meticulously lab-tested for quality and safety. Our plants are certified Organic Industrial Hemp (Organic Certifiers). We lab-test multiple times throughout the hemp growing and extraction process: During growth, the hemp plants are tested for pesticides; after extraction, the tincture is re-tested for pesticides and additionally tested for heavy metals, microbes and solvents.

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“Flash-activation” Defined

Flash-activation is a step of processing—specifically, it’s the method of decarboxylation—that preserves the plant’s cannabinoids and terpenes as they naturally occur in the source plant material.

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How is a hemp-derived CBD tincture made?

Hemp-derived CBD can be extracted through several means, some of which require alcohol or other harsh solvents. Our proprietary method of flash-activation and gentle thermal extraction requires only certified organic plant material. This process ensures the highest levels of naturally occurring terpenes and phytocannabinoids, the beneficial compounds responsible for the “entourage effect.” The CBD-rich hemp extract is combined with MCT (Organic Coconut Oil) for a truly full-spectrum tincture.

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How much CBD is in your tincture? What else is in it?

300 mg Balance contains 10 mg of CBD per 1 ml dropper (2.5 mg of CBD per 1/4 ml serving). A bottle contains 120 servings. 600 mg Relieve contains 20 mg of CBD per 1 ml dropper (5 mg of CBD per 1/4 ml serving). A bottle contains 120 servings. 1200 mg Relieve contains 40 mg of CBD per 1 ml dropper (10 mg of CBD per 1/4 ml serving). A bottle contains 120 servings. Since it contains twice the CBD as Balance, the flavor of 600 mg Relieve may be slightly stronger than 300 mg Balance, and 1200 mg Recover...

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Why is tincture a good ingestion method?

By ingesting sublingually (under the tongue where many capillaries reside), the active ingredient of a tincture—in this case, hemp-derived cannabinoids—reaches the bloodstream more quickly by bypassing absorption barriers like the intestines for maximum efficacy. This is the main reason tincture is a good way to take CBD.

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What’s the difference between your CBD tinctures?

The only difference is the amount of CBD suspended in the oil. All formulas are 1 oz (30 ml), but Balance contains 300 mg of CBD, Relieve has 600 mg of CBD and Recover has 1200 mg of CBD. 300 mg Balance is a great option for first-time users, while 1200 mg Recover is stronger in content and flavor—an overall better value.

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Are the effects of CBN cumulative?

CBN is metabolized (processed by the body) in a manner similar to tetrahydrocannabinol; however, research shows that it is metabolized less extensively and more slowly. 

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Will my body build a tolerance to CBD or CBN?

With cannabinoids, more is not always more. Research suggests that the effects can lessen when using too much and/or too often. For example, when CBD is used for notable effects and the effects are no longer appreciated, it may be beneficial to cease use for two or three days. This is typically enough time for the body to reset and any notable effects to return.

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Will CBD make me drowsy?

Some users have reported drowsiness. For some, this is not perceived as a negative effect, and they prefer to consume CBD in the evening at home or before bed. If an altered state or drowsiness is experienced, it’s important to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or using sharp or other dangerous tools. If you feel you have an adverse experience, stop using immediately, seek medical attention if warranted and consult with a trusted medical professional.

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Will CBD get me high?

Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (cannabidiol) is non-intoxicating and non-euphorigenic. Hemp-derived CBD extract contains only trace amounts of THC, so tinctures derived from it are not likely to produce the associated effects. An average human can tolerate 20 mg per kilogram of body weight on a daily basis without experiencing negative effects. CBD is known to be alerting and energizing at very small amounts (1-2.5 mg) and known to cause drowsiness at extremely high amounts (100 mg to 1 g). That said, some individuals have reported “altered” states of mind, light-headedness, imbalance and drowsiness at varying serving amounts… and at very...

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Micro-Dosing Defined

The widely used term “micro-dosing” refers to the practice of consuming small amounts of CBD (or another cannabinoid) at a time, often at increased frequency throughout the day. A “micro” amount typically refers to a serving size ranging from a fraction to 2.5 mg of CBD. Since less is typically more with CBD, users can benefit from taking smaller amounts more often as opposed to a large amount all at once. Via CBD micro-dosing, a constant amount of CBD remains in the body throughout the day instead of being metabolized and eliminated just a few hours after use.

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What do whole-plant, full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and isolate mean?

CBD isolate is CBD separated from the plant’s other compounds. “Whole-plant CBD”—also called full-spectrum CBD—is CBD extract that contains the source plant’s other cannabinoids and beneficial terpenes. Similarly, broad-spectrum CBD contains most of the original plants material but not everything. In the case of hemp-derived CBD, broad-spectrum generally refers to products that are free of THC. Our position reflects what research suggests: Whole-plant extracts are more beneficial because of the entourage effect. Based on the idea that the effectiveness of CBD is enhanced by the “entourage effect,” our full-spectrum and broad-spectrum hemp-derived CBD products contain most or all of the...

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Terpenes Defined

Terpenes are natural compounds that serve a variety of purposes, including forming a plant’s distinctive flavor and aroma profile, which can range from earthy and pungent to sweet and fruity. Though terpenes are found throughout nature, the plant family cannabaceae is unique because it can express a wide variety of terpenes to create complex and distinctive flavor profiles. Whole-plant hemp extract (also called “full-spectrum CBD”) contains a range of terpenes native to the plant, while broad-spectrum products may contain a reduced amount lost in processing.

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Why should I take CBD?

Have you thought, What will CBD actually do for me? How do I know if CBD is working? Because everyone is different and there are many contributing factors, we can’t give specific effects or results any single individual will experience. Users might experience the effects of hemp-derived CBD differently. Many people use it to achieve mind-body balance. They say it contributes to their general feeling of wellness. A lot of people use it for relaxation and restful sleep, and some use it for relief after exercise. “How effective” CBD is comes down to a user’s individualized wants or needs. For...

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