CBD 101

What is CBD Oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is creating quite a buzz …..but without the high associated with its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The use of full spectrum CBD products is growing in popularity because of the tremendous success people are experiencing. In fact, in some cases people have been able to replace narcotics and other over the counter medications with the help of CBD BioCare’s CBD.

What makes CBD BioCare’s CBD Oil a better choice?

• Full Spectrum CBD Oil
• Whole Plant Extracted
• Organically Grown in the USA
• Manufactured in the USA and bottled in an FDA food grade facility.
• 3rd party tested from plant to product.
• Company transparency

Where does CBD come from?

CBD is just one of more than one hundred phytocannabinoids found in cannabis. Our CBD comes from the female, Cannabis Sativa Plant. Cannabis with high levels of THC is marijuana and cannabis with low levels is hemp. For a clear understanding please watch our quick Understanding CBD Video. (Read what people are saying) At CBD BioCare we know it may be able to help people struggling with many common ailments and conditions such as pain, inflammation, stress, anxiety, seizures, tremors and so much more. That is why we make it our mission to tell people that this amazing product exists and how it may help. Believe it or not, the federal government owns the patent on cannabidiol. This patent is not new, in fact it was applied for in 1999 and granted in 2003 to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

Our Full Spectrum CBD

At CBD BioCare our CBD oil comes in five concentrations and two flavors, original and peppermint. Each bottle is 1oz in size and has the following milligrams of full spectrum CBD oil per serving. We use hemp seed oil as our carrier oil. Hemp seed is high in omega fatty acids which helps with absorption.

• 500mg / 20 mg full spectrum CBD oil per serving
• 750mg / 30 mg full spectrum CBD oil per serving
• 1000mg / 40 mg full spectrum CBD oil per serving
• 1500mg / 60 mg full spectrum CBD oil per serving
• 3500mg / 140 mg full spectrum CBD oil per serving

At CBD BioCare we offer the highest quality full spectrum medicinal hemp available. Full spectrum means that all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids are present. This means CBD, CBG, CBN and dozens of others. Each are being researched for their medicinal value but we do know that they work best together. Experts call it the entourage effect and this synergy is unmatched. Therefore, you want to choose full spectrum CBD products verses an isolate. An isolate is just CBD and although it does have value, it does not compare to a full spectrum product.

What about THC?

We remove the THC from our oil but legally hemp products can contain up to .3% THC. But even with the highest allowable amount, there is not enough THC to cause a high or register on most standard drug tests. That being said, we provide the certificates of analysis conducted by a 3rd party lab so that you can see what’s in our products so that you can make your own determination. Just scan the QR code on your bottle and you can see the lab results. This way you know exactly what you are consuming or more importantly what you are not.

How do we remove THC?

Once oil from the whole plant is extracted, the small traces of THC in the oil are isolated and removed without harming the other very important cannabinoids and terpenes that naturally occur in our cannabis strain.

Can CBD get you high?

No, CBD is not produced to cause a high or any intoxicating side effects. In fact, CBD can actually lessen the high in someone that has taken too much THC found in marijuana. Scientifically, unlike THC, CBD and the rest of the cannabinoids do not cause a high because the molecules do not act on the same pathways within your body as THC. These pathways, called CB1 receptors, are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC. A 2011 review published in Current Drug Safety, concludes that CBD “does not interfere with several psychomotor and psychological functions.” The authors add that several studies suggest that CBD is “well tolerated and safe” even at high doses.

Marijuana or Hemp?

Marijuana is the cannabis plant that contains high levels of THC, anywhere from 5-35%. When heated this plant can cause the user to become “high”. CBD on the other hand will never cause this affect. CBD can be extracted from either marijuana or hemp, however CBD extracted from marijuana is not legal in all states. CBD extracted from hemp is legal to be shipped to all 50 states and more than 40 countries around the world.

For a clear and brief video click here to watch our Understanding CBD video.

Understanding Hemp

There are two different types of hemp. One we use for industry and one we use for medicine. Let us explain the difference.

Industrial Hemp

Industrial hemp has been used for decades for things like rope, canvas, paper and so much more. This is where hemp seeds and therefore hemp seed oil comes from. This plant grows up to 20 feet tall. It is not medicine. Its seeds are considered a “super food” because it contains omega fatty acids and other valuable nutrients. This oil makes a great carrier oil and helps our bodies absorb these beneficial cannabinoids. Therefore, we use hemp seed oil as our carrier oil in our CBD BioCare Products.

Medicinal Hemp

Medicinal Hemp looks exactly like marijuana and it grows in a bush. The only difference between this plant and marijuana is the THC content. Legally hemp must contain .3% or less.

Here's where it gets confusing

True industrial hemp is genetically inferior to medicinal hemp, yet it is defined the same way by the regulatory agencies. Many brands, companies and even legal counsel who still believe that hemp-derived CBD must come from overseas to be “fully legal” are not taking into consideration the 2018 US Farm Bill section 7606. As a consumer, understanding the difference is crucial before buying. Otherwise you may not be satisfied with the results or lack thereof.

Cannabis Oil

There are many different oils on the market. Some appear as an option when searching for CBD but don’t indicate any CBD or other cannabinoids when you check out the bottle. It is certainly confusing to say the least. We want to help you know how to make a good buying decision so here is a brief summary.

Hemp Oil

Hemp oil can be any oil derived from hemp. But hemp can be medicinal or industrial. This includes hemp seed oil, full spectrum CBD oil, broad spectrum CBD oil and CBD isolate. You must read the label. Some hemp oil includes oil extracted from the whole plant or just the stalk of the plant. It can also mean hemp seed oil which is pressed from the Cannabis Sativa seeds and does not contain any active cannabinoids which includes CBD. There may be trace amounts from plant residue, but CBD is not a product of the seeds. Be aware, there are companies claiming CBD is in their hemp seed oil, which cannot be true if it is derived only from the seeds.

• Hemp seed oil comes from the seeds of an industrial hemp plant.
• Broad Spectrum oil often the term referred to oil with no THC
• Full spectrum: oil that can have up to .3% THC
• CBD Isolate: CBD only

Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oil

This is hemp oil that contains all cannabinoids and provides the most medicinal CBD product available. When you have all cannabinoids present, this creates what is called the entourage effect. You can expect a full spectrum product from CBD BioCare. Even though we remove THC from our product, at times trace amounts will be present. There is not enough THC to feel the effects or even fail a standard or common drug test.

Broad Spectrum

Often you will see companies advertise their CBD oil as broad spectrum when the THC is removed. Some suggest that we should also market our oil as broad rather than full because we remove it. Here is the conundrum, legal CBD oil can only have up to .3%, which is practically non existent to begin with. The trace amount is certainly not enough to get you high and not enough to worry about drug testing. Again, during our extraction process we isolate and remove the THC but at times there will be .1% or even .2% THC detected. This is rare but because it happens we can not honestly say zero THC.

CBD Isolate

This is CBD isolated from the plant and is converted into a powder like substance. This isolate is then added to a carrier oil. This product can often be identified because the seller will state it is 99% pure. CBD alone is a great product, as an anti-inflammatory and antioxidant. However, it does not have the medicinal benefits of a full spectrum product.

Cannabis Oil / Marijuana Oil

If the oil is just labeled as cannabis oil it may have THC, making it illegal in most states. It will also contain CBD and other cannabinoids.

History of Cannabis and CBD

You may believe that the healing benefits of cannabis are something new or at least newly discovered due to its presence in modern society but that is far from the truth. Cannabis has been used for medicinal purposes for thousands of years. In fact, the first documented use of cannabis as medicine dates to 2737 BC in China. Chinese Emperor Sheng Nung used a cannabis infused tea for improving memory, malaria and gout. Cannabis has continued to show up in Chinese medicine for thousands of years. In the United States cannabis was openly used and sold in pharmacies in the late 1800’s and it was believed to have medicinal value. It wasn’t until later that scientists discovered the intoxicating side effects of THC. In fact, cannabis as marijuana was not used as a recreational drug until the 1900’s. This practice was introduced to Americans by the Mexicans during the Mexican Revolution. This stoked prejudice and resentment and even hysteria of the “evil weed”. As a result, cannabis was outlawed by 1931.

Discovering CBD

In 1940, American Chemist Roger Adams made history when he isolated the first cannabinoid called Cannabidiol (CBD) from marijuana. His research also led him to discover Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Most people give this credit to Dr. Raphael Mechoulam but it was Adams who deserves the credit. Although he separated both CBD and THC, scientist say he did not really know what he had found. It wasn’t until 1946 when Dr. Walter Loewe began testing these cannabinoids on lab animals, but he was unable to identify which compound was responsible for which reaction.

CBD Breakthrough

Dr. Raphael Mechoulam is considered the father of cannabis because he was the first to discover the effects of individual cannabinoids in 1963. Although Adams first isolated CBD and THC he could not define these cannabinoids chemical structure. That credit goes to Israeli scientist, Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. Without his discoveries we would not know that THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana and that CBD is non intoxicating. After this discovery was made it did not take long for interest in the plants potential medicinal value began to be explored. The first full spectrum CBD oil was released by the mid 70’s.

Advancements in research did not translate to Americans. CBD was unknown and classified as a drug just as marijuana. In 1970, President Richard Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act as part of the War on Drugs initiative. This placed marijuana on the list as a Schedule I drug along with heroin and LSD. This classification alone, determined that cannabis had no medical benefits and had a high potential for abuse. It was often called a “gateway drug” to more severe drugs.

In 1978 the Controlled Substance Therapeutic Research Act passed. This is significant because it legally recognized the medicinal value of cannabis. It did not specifically name CBD but it was a landmark approval in the United States because it represented the first time a cannabis compound as legal for its medicinal potential.

CBD Shows Promise for Epilepse

In the 80’s Dr. Mechoulam and his team of researchers conducted the first study on cannabis and epilepsy. During the first clinical trial, participants (mostly children) with epilepsy were given 300mg of CBD a day. After just four months, everyone of the participants had an improved condition. Half of the subjects stopped having seizures all together and the others had fewer. This was a huge discovery and had the potential to change the lives of anyone with epilepsy. Sadly, the results that could have sparked worldwide use of CBD to help people with seizures was never accepted and never shared with the public. It is believed that the stigma surrounding cannabis kept this discovery from being acknowledged.

“Who cared about our findings? No one! …And that’s despite many of the epilepsy patients being kids who have 20, 30, 40 seizures a day. And what did they do? Nothing!” Dr. Raphael Mechoulam

The lack of reporting and fanfare did not keep the team from progressing. The next major discovery was about ten years later when this team identified the Endocannabinoid system in the 90’s. This is the system within our bodies that contains a network of receptors that interact and respond with cannabinoids. It was also when the therapeutic benefits of other cannabinoids in conjunction with CBD and THC were discovered.

Cannabis becomes legal in California

In 1996, California became the first state to legalize marijuana under the Compassionate Use Act for people with severe or chronic illnesses. The legalization of marijuana in several states slightly opened the availability for researching CBD for the treatment of a variety of conditions such as pain, epilepsy and many neurological diseases. This marked the beginning of acceptance, but it was still a long way away from being mainstream. Because of CBD’s close relationship to marijuana it was often categorized as a drug and judged under the same laws.

Government secures CBD patent

In 2003, the United States government patents CBD as a neuroprotectant under US patent #6,630,507. It was granted to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It reads as follows: Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Non-Psychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. Although this patent was great news it did not help open the door for access to CBD. In fact, CBD remained on the list as a Schedule I drug, along with narcotics such as LSD and Heroin.

A child’s story paves way for acceptance of CBD

Charlotte Figi was born in 2006 with a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. At the age of four she was suffering with 300 seizures every week. Her parents were desperate for something to help her. Left with no more options they turned to cannabis, hoping for a miracle.

After consuming a small dose of CBD oil, they received the miracle they hoped for. Charlotte’s seizures stopped almost immediately. Today, Charlotte still experiences two to three seizures a month, but she now has an opportunity to live a normal life.

Charlotte’s success story spread like wildfire when other desperate parents hoped CBD would also work for their child. Her story has helped so many just like her and well beyond imagination. Charlotte’s story and success has fueled a movement that is giving others hope when all else fails. It also has provided a level of awareness and confidence in natural alternative medicines that simply has not existed to the level that it exists today and is growing.

Charlotte was the first and her story continues to help people all over the world with seizures and so much more.

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CBD Today

Charlotte was the child that brought this plant into focus. Her astonishing results were so amazing that it was impossible to ignore. Since then more and more people are learning about the medicinal powers of CBD. Many are learning that it is not a drug but a powerful extract that is helping people with so many ailments, conditions and diseases. People that turned their noses up to cannabis at one point are now informed and often taking it for pain, inflammation, sleep, stress, anxiety and so much more.

At CBD BioCare we identify the CBD revolution as a movement that is changing lives, one bottle at a time. CBD has made massive strides over the past few years, but we are still in the early stages. Due to the millions of success stories that can now be read and watched on every medium available, CBD can no longer be dismissed or ignored. It is here to stay.

Already this industry has helped millions of people, not to mention generated billions of dollars. Research is being approved and revealing even more evidence of therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Hemp is legal under the 2018 Farm Bill and CBD products are being sold online and in retailers across the country.

Although this industry has come a long way, there is still much work to be done. We are happy you landed on this website so that we can inform you and help you make an educated buying decision.

Dispensaries (Medical Marijuana Programs) CBD extracted from marijuana is legal in some states, but this product cannot move across state lines. To buy from this program you must also comply with the state laws to obtain the product.

Import: It is currently legal to import CBD from the stalks but not the flowers.

Legalization of Hemp

On February 7, 2014 President Obama signed the Farm Bill of 2014 into law. Section 7606 of the act titled, “Legitimacy of Industrial Hemp Research”, defines industrial hemp as distinctly different from marijuana. It conveyed to Departments of Agriculture and Institutions of higher learning the ability to grow, cultivate, process and market hemp as long as research projects were conducted in accordance with state and federal laws. However, it wasn’t until an August 2016, issuance of a Statement of Principles by the USDA (also co-signed by DOJ/DEA and HHS/FDA) that federal agencies had a legal basis for the broad federal acceptance of hemp.

The bill further states that as long as the Cannabis Sativa plant has less than .3% THC it qualifies as industrial hemp. It states growers can extract the CBD and its other cannabinoids from the flowers and leaves instead of the stalk, which is primarily used for industrial purposes. This bill was again passed in 2018, officially named the Agricultural Improvement Act. It passed in December 2018 officially legalizing hemp.

This was a major victory for the industry for several reasons. First and foremost, it removed CBD as a federally registered, Schedule I drug. It also puts no restrictions on the sale, transport, or possession of hemp-derived products, so long as those items are produced in a manner consistent with the law. The bill also opened access to farmers. Hemp will now be treated like other agricultural commodities in many ways. It will remain heavily regulated but become more of a mainstream crop. Farmers will also be able to seek protection under the Federal Crop Insurance Act. This act will assist farmers who face any unexpected crop losses. This protection was unavailable previously. Furthermore, section 7605 and 7501 extends the protections for hemp research and will allow scientists to conduct their studies more freely. This provision recognizes the importance and opportunity of the plant and the products that can be derived from it.

Where does CBD come from?

At CBD BioCare, our CBD suppliers comply 100% with the 2018 Farm Bill. Plus, they are all US based, legal producers and distributors, of the highest quality medicinal hemp available. Our farmers grow organically and 3rd party test every step of the process, beginning with the seeds.

Once the seeds are tested and approved, they are also tested in the field repeatedly to ensure that the plants are developing high levels of CBD and are free of contaminants such as heavy metals and pesticides. After harvesting the plants, they are tested again to confirm the final CBD levels and to once again ensure that the material is contaminant free. The distillate is then shipped to our manufacturing partner. The final formulations are then tested once again to verify accuracy, potency, safety and compliance.

When you buy from CBD BioCare you can feel confident that our products are not only legal, but also that it is the finest quality product available.

CBD Now Regulated in Florida

On June 25, 2019, Florida's Governor, Ron DeSantis, signed Florida Bill 1020, regulating CBD and other hemp extracts in Florida. As a Florida based company, this is important and exciting information. The bill makes Florida yet another state to regulate the hemp industry, which is good news for consumers and companies dedicated to doing it right. The new Florida law creates a state hemp program within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services to promote the cultivation, handling, processing, and sale of hemp, hemp products, and hemp extract.

“Hemp extract” is defined as a substance or compound intended for ingestion that is derived from or contains hemp and does not contain any other controlled substanc­es. Moving forward, no one can sell or distribute CBD in Florida without a certificate of analysis, (COA) prepared by a 3rd party testing facility. It must indicate the hemp extract is the product of a batch tested by the laboratory and that the batch contained a .3% or less THC or tetrahydrocannabinol. The testing results must also prove that the batch does not contain contaminants unsafe for human consumption.

When you buy from CBD BioCare you can feel confident that our products are not only legal, but also that it is the finest quality product available.

Ingestible CBD must be distributed or sold in packaging that includes:

• A scannable barcode or quick response (QR) code that links to 3rd party testing results.
• Product batch or lot number
• Internet address where batch information can be found
• Expiration date
• The milligrams of hemp extract per container
• A statement that the product contains less than .3% THC

Can I Fail a Drug Test?

It is very unlikely that you would fail a drug test with federally legal CBD products because CBD is not a drug. To be federally legal the CBD product must contain .3% or less THC. That is not enough THC to provide any intoxicating side effects or show up on a drug test.

At CBD BioCare, our oil contains virtually no THC. Once the oil is first extracted, the THC is further isolated and removed. Most often our oil testing shows no detectable amounts of THC in our tinctures. But at times there are legal trace amounts present. This amount is so low it would not show up on standard drug tests.

It is important to note that when an employer is testing your urine, they can set the limits in terms of what constitutes a positive or negative result. Most companies follow the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) guidelines. For THC, according to the SAMHSA, this limit is 50ng/ml. This means that if the urine tested has below this amount in it, the result will be negative. Anything at that level or above would be positive.

If you are concerned, it is always our recommendation, to talk with whomever may be testing you prior to using any of the products, to ensure you don't have any issues. We have heard of numerous employers allowing employees to use CBD hemp products once they have had the chance to research them.

For all ingestible products you can scan the QR code on the label to view the certificate of analysis (COA) of your product. You can share these test results with your employer.

What are the Benefits of CBD?

CBD oil herbal drops are hitting the healthcare industry by storm, gaining in popularity daily due to the number of people using CBD as an alternative to many commercial products and finding results. In addition, many studies are demonstrating how this oil is naturally assisting in the healing process of many health conditions. This oil can be used orally or topically depending on the benefits you are seeking. To consume, we recommend placing the drops right under your tongue and holding it there for about 30 seconds or until it naturally absorbs.

There’s a scientific reason why CBD is helping. It has to do with our body’s natural cannabinoid receptors within our own endocannabinoid system. It turns out that cannabinoid receptors play a host of vital roles in our bodies. These receptors are found in nerve tissue, lung, liver, intestine, kidney, lymphatic tissue, and the spleen, the CB1 and CB2 receptors play roles in our immune system and blood formation functions. Other processes they control include cognition, memory, anxiety, motor behavior, sensory, autonomic and neuroendocrine responses, Glucose metabolism and insulin resistance, inflammatory effects, control of the vomiting reflex, nausea, hunger, and appetite control. This system is also responsible for the pleasure we get from exercise.

Here are the most common uses for CBD

• Inflammation
• Pain Reliever
• Stress and Anxiety
• Sleep
• Muscle Spasm / seizure / tremors
• Bone Growth

Here are the most common conditions

• Inflammatory disease
• Parkinson’s
• Crohn's
• Diabetes
• Epilepsy
• Heart Disease
• Autism / ADHD

FDA Disclosure

These products are not FDA approved and we are not claiming that this oil can cure or treat any of the conditions mentioned below or on this website. Government owns patent on cannabinoids.

How can CBD work as a topical on the skin?

The human body possesses specific binding sites on the surface of many cell types for cannabinoids, and our body produces several endocannabinoids, that bind to these cannabinoid receptors and activate them. Together they constitute the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system plays a major role in the body’s response to pain and injury. If your skin is damaged or irritated, your body’s natural endocannabinoids are there to help. When you apply a CBD infused cream or oil onto your skin it is believed to interact with these receptors in a localized area.

CBD Topical Pain Relief

The endocannabinoid system consists of many cannabinoid receptors, and a large portion of these are found in the skin. Molecules in cannabis, such as THC and CBD interact with this system to create positive results.

At CBD BioCare we offer topical pain relief products that are packed with pain relieving ingredients such as arnica, emu oil and of course CBD. When these products are mixed the results are impressive.

A 2019 report from the Arthritis Foundation found that 79% of the 2,600 arthritis patients surveyed had considered using CBD or had already used it. Twenty-nine percent said they currently used it for arthritis symptoms among those using CBD, 55% used a topical product applied to the joints.

CBD for Skin Conditions

In addition to pain, people are also using our CBD oil and our all-natural prebiotic spray for skin irritations and conditions such as acne, eczema, psoriasis and rosacea. Check out the before and after pictures of people using our prebiotic spray.

Anti Aging

According to a study in 2010 in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology, it revealed that CBD is an antioxidant even more powerful than Vitamin C, E, A or omega 3 fatty acids, which are all also present in our CBD creams and oil. Protecting the skin from free radicals, like UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants, is critical in having younger looking skin. Free radicals in the atmosphere cause fine lines and wrinkles and antioxidants protect you from this damage.

Scientists have concluded that skincare products that target the endocannabinoid system are likely to be a fundamental element of next-generation skincare treatments.