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Below is a list of the most common questions regarding CBD. We hope this helps educate you with the latest CBD information so you’re able to find the best CBD product for you!
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of 113 known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD has many beneficial properties and is used to promote wellness.
Why do people use CBD?
While no health claims can be made, the primary reasons cited by customers using CBD are for pain relief, anxiety relief, and to aid in promoting sleep. CBD also acts as an anti-inflammatory agent and is available in topical, edible, and tincture (drops) form.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. The human body (and the bodies of all vertebrates) produce endocannabinoids, while cannabinoids found in plants are called phytocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis.
How does CBD work?
The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Although both are found all over the body, CB1 receptors are present in the brain and deal with pain, movement, cognitive function, and mood. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system and affect pain and inflammation, among other things. THC attaches to the CB1 receptors, whereas CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors. Unlike THC which attaches to receptors, CBD does not attach to the CB2 receptor. Rather, researchers believe that CBD influences the body’s use of endocannabinoids (promoting homeostasis).
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.
What is a tincture?
Commonly referred to as “CBD Oil”, a CBD tincture is CBD in liquid form. CBD extracts (isolate or distillate) are infused into medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oil) from coconuts, which serves as a carrier oil. Tinctures are ingested orally. Fill the syringe on your dropper to 1ml and squirt under your tongue. Hold under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing.
How many milligrams of CBD should I take per serving?
Your effective dose will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your condition, the delivery/consumption method, and the size of the person. Suggested dosing ranges from 5mg to 50mg per serving.
Our tinctures come in 750mg (25mg/serving), 1500mg (50mg/serving), 3000mg (100mg/serving), and in some cases, 6,000mg (100mg/serving in a 2 oz. tincture vs. a 1 oz. tincture for the 750, 1500mg, and 3000mg options).
Will CBD work for me?
CBD has not been approved by the FDA, so CBD companies cannot make health claims. However, the top reasons our customers cite for using CBD include pain, inflammation, anxiety, and problems sleeping.
Do your products contain THC?
Our Full-Spectrum CBD products contain <0.3% THC, the Federally legal limit. Our Broad-Spectrum and CBD Isolate products are 0.00% THC, which you can see for yourself on our Lab Results page.
What does full-spectrum mean?
Full-spectrum products are formulated with a CBD extract that has the same cannabinoid profile as the hemp biomass from which it came. Sunny Skies CBD uses only hemp biomass that is high in CBD, rich in minor cannabinoids, and below the legal threshold of 0.3% THC. Sunny Skies CBD’s Full-Spectrum Tinctures are under 0.3% THC and legal in all 50 states.
What are minor cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are compounds that act on the body’s endocannabinoid system that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Each cannabinoid interacts with the endocannabinoid differently and has different benefits. The most notable cannabinoids are CBD and THC, but there are at least 113 known cannabinoids. The other 111+ cannabinoids are commonly referred to as “minor cannabinoids”.
What are the most common minor cannabinoids?
Minor cannabinoids are another type of cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants. These cannabinoids are “minor” because of their lower plant material concentrations, but their effects certainly aren’t minor. Currently, the most common minor cannabinoids are CBG, CBC, THCV, and CBN. You can learn more about each in our blog article here.
What is the entourage effect?
The presence of other cannabinoids and terpenes affect the way your body responds to cannabinoids in a synergistic manner in which the combined effect of CBD and other cannabinoids and/or terpenes is greater than the sum of its parts. If you would like to take advantage of the entourage effect, we recommend a Full-Spectrum CBD Tincture, or any of our products with terpenes, such as our CBD Shatter.
How much CBD is in your products?
Sunny Skies CBD believes in providing potent CBD products. However, the amount of CBD varies from product to product. Please refer to the front of each product’s label, where the amount of CBD is prominently displayed. To view product labels, visit our Online Store.
Can I see your lab reports?
What are those QR code stickers on your labels?
Are these products safe?
There are no incidences of CBD consumption causing illness. CBD is completely non-toxic, meaning you cannot overdose. Additionally, all Sunny Skies CBD products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee that they are free from contaminants. You can see all our Lab Results here.
Are there any side effects?
There are no known side effects. However, extremely large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.
Does CBD interact with other medications?
More research needs to be done. If you are taking prescription medications, speak to a qualified health professional.
Which product is right for me?
How long will it take to notice the benefits?
It depends on the method and dose. For products with high bioavailability like tinctures, users often report immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take up to a half hour or more to be detectable. Individual results may vary.
How often can I take CBD?
It depends on the reason CBD is used, but you can use CBD throughout the day, or at particular times.
Can I take CBD on an empty stomach?
Yes, there are usually no issues when taken on an empty stomach.
What kind of testing is performed on your product?
We send samples to a third-party lab for all hemp used in processing, all extracts we produce, and each batch of CBD products we formulate to ensure purity, accurate cannabinoid concentrations, and consistency. Click here to view the Lab Results page. You can also scan the QR on the label to view lab results.
Do you test for potency, pesticide, heavy metals, and yeast/mold/microbial contamination?
Yes, we send samples to a third-party lab for all hemp used in processing, all extracts we produce, and each batch of CBD products we formulate to ensure purity, accurate cannabinoid concentrations, and consistency. This includes testing for THC levels and potential contaminants.
Will CBD get me high?
Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and is extremely unlikely to cause a high.
Can your products cure/treat my condition?
CBD has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any condition aside from particular seizure disorders. Consult a physician to determine if you could benefit from using CBD.
Are hemp and marijuana the same thing?
Hemp is legally defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% of the cannabinoid THC. THC causes a high and is illegal federally. Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, is unlikely to cause a high, and is legal to possess in all 50 US states. All Sunny Skies CBD products except for the Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures are 0.00% THC due to a process that removes THC from the extract used to infuse its products with CBD.
What extraction method do you use?
Like most CBD processors, we use ethanol as our solvent of choice. Although it is possible to use CO2 as a solvent to produce the highest purity extracts, ethanol has emerged as a more energy-efficient and scalable alternative. It is important to note that all ethanol is removed from the extracts through a process of evaporation and distillation.
Are you certified organic?
Although we use organic growing methods, we are not yet organic certified. In order to be USDA certified organic, you need to have grown on the same plot of land for 3 consecutive years. In 2019, we grew our CBD biomass ourselves on two rented fields in Arkansaw, WI and Somerset, WI. Halfway through the growing season in 2019, we found a 17-acre plot of land in Durand, WI about a half-mile away from our lab with remarkably clean soil far removed from the industrial agriculture plots. We grew for the first time on this land in 2020, and planted our third crop on the same land in 2021 and 2022. Our application for USDA organic certification is pending and will be approved in June 2023. Until then, we will continue using organic growing methods!
Are you a licensed USDA Hemp Producer?
Yes! Additionally, we are a licensed Hemp Processor in Wisconsin, and our lab is an FDA-licensed Food Processing Plant. You can see all our licenses here.
Where do you get your hemp?
We are a USDA-licensed hemp grower in the state of Wisconsin. We grew our 2019 crop on two fields: one in Arkansaw in Pepin County, Wisconsin, and one in Somerset, Wisconsin. We outgrew those two plots, however, and are growing on a 17-acre plot in Durand since 2020. For more info about our growing methods, check out Our Farm page.
Are your products Kosher?
All of our products are kosher except for our gummies, which are made with gelatin, and our CBD Pet Tincture, which contains Bone Broth Collagen.
What else can hemp be used for?
Hemp has a variety of uses. According to a 2018 report by Congressional Research Services, there are an estimated 25,000 products derived from hemp in the following categories: agriculture, textiles, recycling, automotive, furniture, food and beverages, paper, construction materials, and personal care. Learn more about industrial hemp here.
Can I give my pet CBD?
Yes, high-quality CBD is safe for pets. The best Sunny Skies CBD product to give your cat or dog is our CBD Pet Tincture. We recommend that you consult with a veterinarian professional before starting a CBD regimen for your pets.
How is your product different from others?
We offer superior quality control by growing our own hemp and doing our own processing in our state-of-the-art facilities.
Do your products contain gluten?
Does CBD have a shelf life?
CBD does not have an expiration date, however, some Sunny Skies CBD products have ingredients that do. Please refer to the expiration date on the packaging. Additionally, CBD can degrade with exposure to direct sunlight, air, and heat. Products should be stored in airtight containers in a cool, dark place.
Do I need to keep my CBD products refrigerated?
Sunny Skies CBD products do not need to be refrigerated, but a refrigerator is not a bad place to keep your store your product so long as it is out of the reach of children. CBD products should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Exposure to air, direct sunlight, and heat can degrade CBD.
What is the difference between CBD and hemp?
Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is under 0.3% THC. It is grown for food, fiber, or CBD extracted from its flowers. In other words, CBD is a derivative of the hemp plant.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
If you are using a Sunny Skies CBD Full-Spectrum Tincture, there is a greater than zero chance that the trace and legal amount of THC in the product could cause you to test positive for THC. All other Sunny Skies CBD products are 0.00% THC. These products are not expected to cause a positive result for THC. However, Sunny Skies CBD cannot and does not represent or warrant the results that any individual may experience and advises customers to consider the risks of incorrect detection prior to use of this product. If you would like to see our third-party lab results, visit our Lab Results. You can also scan the QR on the label to view lab results and CBD information.
What makes your products better?
We provide consistent, high-quality products by:
- Growing our own hemp and processing our own extracts
- Using organic growing methods
- Paying for third-party lab tests for all hemp used in processing, all extracts processed, and every batch of CBD products we formulate.
- Doing all of our processing and manufacturing in our state of the art, cGMP compliant, food-grade lab in Durand, Wisconsin,
- Creating and following cGMP-compliant standard operating procedures for all processes, including processing, manufacturing, sanitation, maintenance, storage, etc.
- Formulating high strength (high milligram content) products.
I like your products. How can I become a wholesaler? White Label partner?
We would love to work with you! Please visit our Wholesale Page for more CBD information!
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD or other cannabinoids. While CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Look for Cannabidiol (CBD) on the Supplement Facts of the label to determine whether or not the product contains CBD.
Is CBD good for me if I’m perfectly healthy?
Due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system to help support the body’s effort to maintain homeostasis, CBD is very popular among people with no health concerns seeking to optimize health.
I see you offer Edibles. Do you need a food license?
Yes! We have our food processing license, which you can view here.
Where are your products available for purchase?
What is your return policy?
Sunny Skies CBD offers a 30-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, let us know by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or through our Contact Us page and we will give you a full refund. If you are not achieving the desired results, feel free to use the entirety of the product before asking for a return.
Do you have an FDA disclosure?
FDA Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. Consult a physician before using cannabidiol (CBD) in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. *Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural constituent of hemp oil.
Should I look for CBD on Amazon?
Purchasing CBD products on Amazon is a precarious undertaking because Amazon doesn’t allow the sale of CBD products, which creates a murky group of sellers that are having to constantly re-upload their products after Amazon pulls them down. There are ways to stay under the radar longer by advertising products as “hemp extracts” instead of specifying the specific CBD extract used in product formulation. This lack is transparency leads to many products that do not even contain CBD, or have far lower than reported milligram content. Some companies even sell hemp seed oil and market it in a way that leads customers to believe it is CBD. Most of it comes from overseas, and you find very few national US brands on Amazon.
What is CBDa?
Cannabidiolic acid, or CBDa for short, is a natural compound that the cannabis plant produces. It’s primarily found in plant material (hemp biomass or flower), or in extracts that are processed without the application of heat (crude CBD oil). Check out our CBDa FAQ blog here for more information.
What is CBGa?
CBGa, or cannabigerolic acid, is one of many minor cannabinoids produced by the cannabis plant. CBGa is a foundational compound of the cannabis flower. In fact, you might think of CBGa as the “granddaddy” of cannabinoids. Check out our CBGa FAQ blog here for more information.
What is CBG?
There are over one hundred known cannabinoids. Traditionally, cannabis has been bred to be as high in THC as possible with very little regard for other cannabinoids. Nowadays, seed genetics companies are breeding for other cannabinoids, like CBD and CBG. Of course, there are countless seed companies offering CBD-dominant seeds, and a sizable CBD market has developed. Demand for CBG-dominant strains has taken off recently due to emerging research. Seed genetics companies, as well as growers, processors, and manufacturers like Sunny Skies CBD, have taken notice and launched products containing CBG. Check out our CBG Tinctures here!
What is CBG used for?
CBG works to fight anxiety, depression, and inflammation and works to slow down the proliferation of cancer cells. Research has shown it also significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. CBG may be beneficial in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, and cancer. Taken together, CBD and CBG are excellent sleep aids, especially when mixed with THC or delta-8, both known as the best cannabinoids for sleep.
How are CBD and CBG different?
You will find many similarities between CBD and CBG, but there are also some differences that you should be aware of when deciding to add CBG into your routine.
One way that CBD and CBG differ lies in the receptors that they can bind to. CBG, like many other cannabinoids, can bind directly to the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. It is through these receptors that CBG is able to induce its effects on the body. CBD, on the other hand, can only weakly bind to CB1 and CB2, so instead, it induces its effects on the body by binding to non-cannabinoid receptors and acting on other receptor pathways (1).
Another difference between CBD and CBG is how available they are. CBD is certainly the more widely available cannabinoid, thanks to its larger popularity, familiarity, and more extensive research field. CBD is also present in higher quantities in plant material than CBG, meaning that it is an easier extract to source in high quantities.
Neuroprotective qualities for Huntington’s patients
One key health benefit that has been demonstrated in CBG but not CBD is neuroprotection for patients with Huntington’s disease. Huntington’s is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder that currently has no cure. CBG was found in one study to help manage the motor deficit symptoms of Huntington’s disease, while also protecting neurons from some of the damage that occurs with the progression of the disease.
How are CBD and CBG similar?
CBD and CBG share many similarities, especially in the effects they induce on the body. Both are non-psychotropic, meaning they won’t get you ‘high’ unlike THC.
Both CBD and CBG have shown an ability to reduce inflammation, although CBD’s anti-inflammatory effects have been more strongly demonstrated.
Research tells us that both CBD and CBG have antibacterial properties.
Which should I take, CBD or CBG?
As a general rule, CBG energizes your body and reinvigorates your mood, while CBD is more of a relaxant capable of calming your mind and balancing your internal functions. They also share similar benefits such as pain relief, anti-inflammation, and sleep promotion. We offer 1:1 CBD+CBG tinctures, so you can get the benefits of both at the same time.
What is CBN?
Cannabinol (CBN) is considered a minor cannabinoid because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains. CBN is a non-intoxicating compound that is best known as the cannabinoid created when THC ages. For that reason, it’s usually present in high amounts in older cannabis.
What is CBN used for?
Research into CBN is largely still in the early stages, as most of the research into cannabis and its compounds has focused on the major cannabinoids of CBD and THC. In various studies, CBN has been found to aid in pain relief and provide anti-inflammatory effects. CBN may also act as an antibacterial. CBN could also act as an appetite stimulant and offer neuroprotective qualities. It is most commonly used as a sleep aid.
Is CBN a sedative?
CBN has long been referred to anecdotally as a sleep aid, but unfortunately, there needs to be more research. There are indications that CBN is a powerful sedative. Research in mice has shown that CBN can prolong sleep time. Some research indicates CBN’s sedative effects are amplified when combined with THC. As we know, CBN has demonstrated some impressive pain-reducing effects, and it is this pain relief that could help you to sleep. Pain can significantly impact your ability to get quality sleep, so CBN could improve sleep by reducing pain levels.
How are CBD and CBN different?
While they are both cannabinoids, they are two very different and distinct chemical compounds, with their own distinctive properties. CBD is produced directly by the cannabis plant where it is fairly abundant. CBN is much less abundant and is produced as THC oxidizes. For sleep, CBD may assist both difficulty falling asleep (onset insomnia) and difficulty staying asleep (maintenance insomnia), whereas CBN seems to be particularly effective at reducing maintenance insomnia.
How are CBD and CBN similar?
CBD and CBN have some similar uses, as they both interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, primarily being a possible aid in pain relief and anti-inflammatory properties and as a sleep aid. For sleep, CBN may be better than CBD at reducing the effects of maintenance insomnia (difficulty staying asleep, or issues falling back asleep after waking up).
Which should I take, CBD or CBN?
When it comes to choosing between CBD and CBN, the answer really comes down to your personal preferences. If you’re looking for a possible appetite stimulant or neuroprotective qualities, CBN might be the answer for you. Also, if your sleep issues stem more from difficulty staying asleep rather than difficulty falling asleep, a CBD+CBN tincture could be a better option than a CBD-dominant or CBD-only product.
What is THCV?
Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a cannabinoid that, if present in high enough doses, can interact with the body’s endocannabinoid receptors to induce psychoactive effects. THCV, like Delta-9-THC, can act as an agonist of the body’s CB1 endocannabinoid receptor, although the effects of THCV are much weaker than THC. At lower doses (10-20mg) THCV can behave as a CB1 receptor antagonist, meaning that it has the potential to attenuate some of the less-desirable effects of THC that are thought to be CB1 receptor-mediated, lessened cognitive function, and food cravings known as “munchies”. Learn more about THCV in our blog here.
What is Delta-8-THC?
Delta-8 tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as delta-8 THC, is a psychoactive substance found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Delta-8 THC is one of over 100 cannabinoids produced naturally by the cannabis plant, typically only in small amounts. However, CBD can be converted into Delta-8-THC through a simple chemical reaction.
The chemical structure of Delta-8-THC is similar to that of its well-known cousin, Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta-9-THC), the main psychoactive compound found in marijuana. That’s what gets you “high.” Both Delta-8 and Delta-9 are forms of THC. But when people refer to THC, they usually mean the Delta-9 that’s found in high concentrations in marijuana. Both produce a euphoric, fuzzy feeling, but Delta-8 causes a milder high. Check out our Delta-8-THC blog here.
Sunny Skies wants to make sure all our customers are properly educated. Of course, you’re always welcome to contact us with questions. We’re happy to provide CBD information!
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