What is CBD
CBD is an acronym for cannabidiol. Historically, the medicinal benefits of CBD were sourced from marijuana. However, CBD and its medicinal benefits can also be found in hemp and other plants. Hemp derived CBD oil directly benefits the brain and immune system providing a natural anti-anxiety, antiepileptic and antipsychotic effect. Cannabis research has identified CBD as the medicinal component responsible for an overwhelming amount of marijuana’s benefits.
What are the uses for CBD?
The list of medicinal and therapeutic benefits contributed by CBD continues to increase as more research is authorized and performed. CBDs have been shown to remedy, treat, and manage a variety of ailments, conditions, discomforts, and numerous disorders by providing anti-emetic (nausea/vomiting), anti-convulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-tumoral/anti-cancer, anxiolytic/anti-depressant effects. Specific examples include but are not limited to acne, arthritis, Diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Prion/Mad Cow Disease, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Schizophrenia, Crohn’s Disease, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and insomnia. Additionally, CBD assists as a digestive aid stimulating appetite and easing nausea.
Is Hemp the same as Marijuana?
While sharing the Cannabis genus (a sub-family classification), hemp and marijuana are two very distinct plant species with shared and varying cannabidiol compounds and benefits. Hemp products contain little to no THC, and therefore are 100% legal in all 50 states.
An automotive parallel can further portray the relationship between genus and species. The genus would be Ford (cannabis); examples of species being car or truck (hemp or marijuana).
How do our products differ from other CBD Products on the market?
Why should I buy yours? The Cats Meow CBD began when we were searching for a product that we would use for ourselves and our family – a product that is legal, transparent, organic, plant-derived, medicinal-grade, solvent/metals-free, non-GMO and provides active mg’s of CBD. Nothing that we found matched our criteria and that led us to partner with our grower! We formed a partnership with them to grow, cultivate, harvest, and produce our market-leading organic, full-spectrum, medicinal-grade CBD-rich hemp oil which is the foundation of our CBD-rich product line. We are healthcare practitioner owned and understand the value and importance of a high quality product. We will never carry anything that we would not be willing to use ourselves or with our family.
How is your product derived?
All of our CBD is derived from organically grown industrial hemp. We only source from domestic hemp grows that do not utilize any GMO's, pesticide, or insecticides, confirmed by several different 3rd party lab tests. It is important to only consume clean and pure CBD products because the presence of impurities drastically affects how much CBD your body is able to absorb.
Our CBD + CBG tinctures and salves are made from the purest 99.98%+ nano-emulsified CBD isolate crystal, CBG isolate crystal, and organic terpenes derived from hemp and other botanical sources. The isolate is lab tested, and does not contain any pesticides, microbial growth, or residual solvents. All of these products are THC free, and highly bio-available.
What is meant by Isolated Full Spectrum?
Isolated full spectrum is our proprietary formula used for our CBD + CBG tinctures and salves. As far as the industry is concerned full spectrum means there is a larger spectrum of cannabinoids than just CBD alone. By introducing raw CBG isolate into the formula we are offering a more full spectrum of the cannabis plant to our customers. Essentially, we are isolating the cannabinoids and terpenes in a full spectrum and reintroducing it into a refined oil at a much higher potency. CBG is the mother of all cannabinoids and has shown the greatest potential for therapeutic benefit, anti inflammatory and pain relief. These products are essentially an isolated full spectrum which is created by reintroducing the spectrum of cannabinoids at a higher concentration than they exist naturally. This is the difference in purity that we can offer with nanoemulsified full spectrum CBD over regular full spectrum hemp extract. Our isolated full spectrum products are THC free and are clearly marked.
What are Terpenes?
You can read more about the science and healing benefits behind various Terpenes and also Full spectrum cannabinoids here https://www.maximumyield.com/
Our products offer terpene infusion from 12+ various indica dominant, sativa dominant, and also hybrid strains such as Super Lemon Haze, Chem Dawg, Grand Daddy Purp, etc.
What is nanoemulsification?
CBD isolate is the most bio available form of CBD because it has the most absorbable surface area of CBD available for the bloodstream. CBD isolate can become nano-amplified by having the CBD molecular chains further broken down into smaller segments which increases the surface area of the CBD at the molecular level. This nano amplification happens during the emulsification process when CBD is nano-emulsified into MCT oil using special in-house technology. The main benefit of nanoemulsified CBD is that there is more surface area of CBD molecules to be absorbed by the bloodstream. Therefore the CBD will be more “bio-available", meaning that a higher percentage of the total milligrams consumed will be actually absorbed into the bloodstream. Another benefit of our nanoemulsified tinctures is that they do not need to be shaken and will remain shelf stable.
What is the difference between milligram strengths?
These dosage amounts identify the tangible amount of ACTIVE CBD in the product. A + on our products indicates there is more than the labeled amount of ACTIVE mg in the product.
How is The Cats Meow CBD extracted?
The Cats Meow CBD uses CO2 extraction for all of our products. CO2 extraction does not heat the plant and is the least harsh way of extracting the oil, therefore retaining all of the cannabinoids and terpenes that work together in your body. Inferior methods produce a less pure/potent CBD quality. By using a broad spectrum of emulsified cannabinoids in the purest form we achieve a higher concentration of CBD possible than naturally occurring in the plant itself.
What is the carrier oil used?
We use MCT (coconut oil) as the carrier oil in our tinctures which is a very stable oil. Other companies use vegetable oils, or other oils that oxidize over time, causing harm to your body.
Can I drive while taking CBD?
How CBD affects a person will vary. Weight, personal metabolism, body fat, and dosage size will all be contributing factors. Unlike Cannabis, hemp CBD is non-psychoactive but we recommend trying CBD when you are home so you can see how your body responds.
Can I take my prescriptions with CBD?
There is no documented data to support any known interferences with CBD and prescriptions. We always recommend checking with your physician.
Is it legal?
The legality of CBD truly lies in the origination of the CBD oil (cannabidiol). CBD can be derived from two distinct sources which is where the bulk of confusion over legality lies. If the plant being used for CBD cultivation is a THC producing plant, it is illegal including the CBD. CBD oil can also be derived from the industrial hemp plant, which according to Section 7606 of the Farm Bill defines industrial hemp as “the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.” All of our products are below the legal limit of <.03% THC and our THC free products are clearly marked. We always back up our CBD with labwork and third party testing and all of our CBD has 0 or less than .3% THC content. So, to avoid confusion and help educate consumers, we do not sell CBD oil sourced from marijuana. We sell CBD-rich hemp oil, which as with any industrial hemp product, is legal in all 50 states.
How much CBD should I take?
The right dose of CBD varies from person to person and from pet to pet. When beginning CBD, it’s best to start with the smallest dose possible. Please see our Beginners Guide to CBD page for further details. Everyone reacts differently to various supplements. As with any new product, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dosage. Generally speaking larger individuals may prefer a higher dose of CBD than smaller people. If you have a medical condition, always consult with your physician.