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Here are the most common questions we get asked about CBD itself, how it works, and how to buy it.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than hundred "phytocannabinoids", which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
What are cannabinoids?
A Cannabinoid is a chemical compound that acts on cell receptors that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. These include endocannabinoids that are produced naturally in the body, synthetic cannabinoids, i.e. artificially manufactured and phytocannabinoids, which are found in plants, mainly cannabis/hemp. CBD is one of the more common phytocannabinoids contained in cannabis.
How does CBD interact with the endocannabinoid system?
Scientists discovered the endocannabinoid system almost by accident, (Mechoulam et al, 1990), and its two primary receptors: Cannabinoid 1, or CB1, and cannabinoid 2, or CB2. CB1 receptors are mainly located in the brain and central nervous system. CB2 receptors are concentrated in organs relating to the immune system. The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience - our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more. What happens if the endocannabinoid system doesn't function properly? What are the consequences of a chronically deficient or overactive endocannabinoid system? In a word, disease. Cutting-edge science has shown that the endocannabinoid system is dysregulated in nearly all pathological conditions. Thus, it stands to reason that "modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans," as Pal Pacher and George Kunos, scientists with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggested in a 2014 publication. By modulating the endocannabinoid system and enhancing endocannabinoid tone, CBD can slow - or in some cases stop - disease progression.
Will CBD Get Me "High"?
No. Absolutely not. Unlike another major cannabinoid THC, which is popular due to its euphoria-inducing effects, CBD has no psychoactive effects whatsoever.
Do I Need a Prescription for CBD?
CBD oil is sold without prescription unlike medical marijuana, which requires a medical card in the US and other countries.
Is there a Difference Between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil?
Hemp Oil is most commonly sourced from the Cannabis Sativa (Industrial Hemp) plant seed. It is also called Hemp Oil or Hemp Seed Oil. Hemp Oil is regulated in its production and is tested for THC and CBD levels, however it does not contain either of those Cannabinoids. Tests have shown that there are no cannabinoids present in the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp Oil is referred to as a Superfood, because of the high levels of Omegas which are naturally found in a 3:1 ratio, Vitamins, and other Nutrients. It may also assist with Pain, and stress due to its naturally occurring nutrients. Hemp Oil is also excellent for Hair and skin thanks to all of those Omegas and Vitamins! CBD Oil, often referred to as Hemp Extract is an oil with naturally occurring terpenes, flavonoids, Cannabinoids, and other beneficial phytonutrients from the hemp plant. CBD Oil is free of harmful solvents and uses a gentle, low temperature, alcohol free extraction process that yields the purest form of CBD Oil available.
Can I buy CBD product, if I am under the age of 18 years old?
No, you must be over 18 years old to buy any CBD products.
What are Terpenes?
Terpenes are naturally occurring aromatic oils produced buy a variety of plants, including cannabis. Some common terpenes in cannabis also appear in other plant species you might recognize.
What is the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Cannabis contains a variety of different compounds called Cannabinoids, two of the most dominant are Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD). Both Cannabinoids have shown to provide profound benefits to the human body; however, THC induces psychoactive effects (gets the user "high"), while CBD does not contain any psychoactive properties.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
Broad-spectrum CBD is a bit of a mix between Full Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate. Like Full Spectrum CBD, the other compounds found within the plant are preserved in the extract; however, like CBD Isolate, THC is completely removed. It can deliver the enhanced benefits of the "entourage effect", without the risk of psychoactive effects of THC.
What is the "entourage effect"?
The "entourage effect" comes from the harmonic interaction among cannabinoids and terpenes. Together, they enhance the properties of cannabis.
What is CBD Isolate?
In scientific terms, an isolate is the purest form of a compound, which is produced by singularly extracting that compound from its environment and isolating it from all other compounds. CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD, which is produced by removing all other compounds found in the plant including terpenes, flavonoids, plant parts, and other cannabinoids.
What does "full-spectrum" CBD mean?
Full Spectrum CBD is an extract that contains all compounds found naturally occurring in the plant, including terpenes, essential oils, and other cannabinoids. The full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils extracted from the plant work together to magnify the benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This is commonly referred to as the "entourage effect".
Where do you grow cannabis?
Our hemp is grown in Spain and Lithuania.
Are you a manufacturer?
Yes, we have our own production facility in Poland, which is HACCP and GMP certified.
What type of extraction method do you use?
We use Ethanol Extraction. This is the process of extracting essential oils and cannabinoids from the hemp plant by using ethyl or isopropyl as the solvent. Once the plant material is removed, the alcohol is evaporated leaving behind a sticky and highly potent substance. We even recycle all the unused end matter - how considerate!
Do you perform Lab tests?
Reakiro works closely with recognized and respected laboratories that specialise in cannabinoid testing. You can find Lab Results here.
Can vape oils be taken orally?
Vape oils are not made for sublingual or oral consumption (without a vape), this product is intended only to be vaped. The composition of CBD vape oil includes vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol to vaporise well. If you would prefer to consume CBD sublingually or orally we would recommend either CBD oil, spray, capsules, or raw hemp extract. These products contain all-natural ingredients and phytonutrients.
How does CBD Work?
CBD is metabolized in the human body by hydroxylation to form its acidic metabolites. This process is carried out with the help of hepatic P450 enzymes that form covalent bonds with CBD. This interaction between P450 enzymes and CBD conflicts with the formation of the P450-anandamide complex and may induce a pharmacokinetic blockade of psychotropic drugs. (Harvey & Mechoulam, 1990; Machado Bergamaschi, Helena Costa Queiroz, Waldo Zuardi, & Crippa, 2011).
What is the Best Way to Consume CBD?
There are three main ways of consumption: ingesting, inhalation and application. Ingestion consists of 2 ways: digestion - (edibles, beverages, capsules) and sublingual (tinctures and sprays). Inhalation - vaporizing, and application - transdermal patches and topicals (balms, sprays).
Will CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?
Please be aware that all of our products do contain a trace of THC that is less than 0.2% - within the legal level, and therefore could give a false positive on a road side or employer drug test. Upon a urine or blood test it should be apparent that there are high levels of CBD not THC however this would depend on the quality of the testing equipment being used and therefore if you feel this could in anyway affect your ability to pass a drug test or jeopardise your employment you should either discuss the matter with your employer or not take the products.
What is the Right Dosage of CBD? Can I Take Too Much CBD?
We are all unique, some people prefer to take less, others more drops. We recommend you to consult the doctor about right dosage for you. It is always advisable to begin with a lower dose of about 10-20 mg of Cannabidiol a day. But, do not exceed 70mg of CBD per day.
Can I Drink Alcohol with CBD?
Well, the first thing to keep in mind is that the interaction between CBD and alcohol haven't been rigorously researched. CBD affects everyone differently, so its a good idea to know how your body responds to it before you start adding it to your happy-hour order.
Can I Take CBD with Pharmaceuticals?
Be sure you ask your doctor about this.
Can I take CBD if I have an allergy?
If you have an allergy we would suggest you talk to your doctor before taking CBD.
Can I Give CBD to My Pet?
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system and as such, giving them cannabinoids should help promote wellbeing. HOWEVER, the Vets Association are (quite rightly) very protective about what we can say about treatment. If you're unsure which product to choose, then you can join an independent consumer group on Facebook group such as Herbal Pets UK/EU, as users, or more accurately- the user's humans can openly talk about which products they find useful.
Do the prices include tax?
Yes, the tax is included in all prices. But please note, that orders that are shipped to countries outside of Poland and countries of the European Union may be subject to import taxes, sales taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. YOU MAY BE ASKED TO REMIT ANY SUCH CHARGES UPON DELIVERY OF THE PRODUCT.
How do I get free shipping?
Free Shipping over €65. For orders under €65, we charge €10.
How many products can I buy?
You can buy any quantity of our products.
What is the shipment cost?
We use the services of GLS courier service and DHL Express. You may choose the ordinary method of delivery by GLS courier or expedited DHL Express on the checkout stage.
GLS courier service. We offer Free shipping for orders over €80. For orders under €80, we charge €10.
DHL Express. Shipping costs will vary depending on the total of product's order weight and country of destination.
Here you can find detailed information about the delivery
What do I do if I can't enter my promo code?
If you are experiencing an issue when entering your coupon code, DO NOT PROCESS YOUR CREDIT CARD. Please contact our customer support department and one of our representatives will help you and process your order with your coupon code/discount.
Do you have delivery to ...?
We deliver to most European countries and the EU. If you have a question regarding delivery to your country, please contact us at [email protected]
Where can I find the info about my order?
Once your order has been processed and shipped, you will automatically receive an email with your tracking number enclosed. It may take up to 24 hours for your tracking number to show any updated information.
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