CBD

What is CBD?

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is one of the over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive.

What is UltraCell CBD Oil?

UltraCell CBD oil is a full spectrum CBD oil formulated using the hemp plant to support the health of the endocannabinoid system. Proprietary UltraCell technology maximizes bioavailability which means each dose gives you the most support possible.  Each bottle of UltraCell CBD oil contains 500mg of full spectrum hemp oil which equivalates to approximately 16.67mg of CBD per serving. Just as the flavor, size and color of individual strawberries can vary, the exact CBD quantity can vary in hemp oil due to its natural source.

What Does CBD Oil Help With?

CBD oil is used to support the health of the endocannabinoid system, a homeostatic (or balancing) system found in the body.  This system was discovered in the 1990s in humans and animals alike.

It is important to understand that, as a physician, I cannot tell or assure you that CBD can alleviate any symptoms.  While the scientific research is growing, it remains limited and, in some areas, controversial.  Numerous anectodal case studies and testimonials, however, evidence the alleviation of a multitude of issues including anxiety, arthritis pain, dementia, memory issues, chronic pain, depression, inflammation, insomnia, appetite control, focus problems (including ADD and ADHD) and more.

What in the World Is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is an important part of our neuro-immuno-endocrine network.  As the name implies, this is a signaling system that modulates many aspects of human health including inflammation, immunity, pain, mood and stress response.

Will CBD Make Me High?

It depends. In Texas it is important to have a verified THC-free form of CBD oil.  THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid in the plant.  When purchasing CBD oil you should verify with lab testing that the claims regarding THC are in fact valid.  Each bottle of UltraCell CBD is tested to verify less than 0.0% THC and an available QR code on each bottle allows you to verify the lab results for yourself.  If you purchase hemp CBD oil that is verified THC free you will not experience a high.

Will CBD Oil Influence My Drug Test?

It depends.  Most drug tests screen for the psychoactive compound THC rather than CBD.  Many available CBD tinctures and balms/lotions have some trace amounts of THC which could show as a positive result on a screening drug test.  Be sure the CBD oil you are using is THC-free and you have lab results to verify as such.  Many states require less than 0.3% THC to be considered “THC-free” but this is not the same as 0.0% THC.  UltraCell family of CBD products each have a QR code which consumers can scan with a smart phone to see the lab results firsthand and verify for themselves the lot produced in the bottle they purchased has less than 0.0% THC.

Is CBD Safe?

It depends.  When choosing a CBD oil it is important to check that the company extracts CBD from hemp that is free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.  Make sure all products are tested by a lab that is independent from the manufacturing company.  A good CBD company will be willing to share their testing results so you can verify the quality of what you are getting.  UltraCell CBD oil is a full spectrum CBD oil extracted from USDA certified organic hemp grown in the United States and testing is available for view on each lot produced.

What Is the Dosage of CBD Oil?

It depends.  The effective dose of CBD can vary from as little as 5mg to over 100mg per day.  Every person has unique needs and unique deficits in their endocannabinoid system. For this reason, the dose will vary from person to person and from ailment to ailment and from the degree of ailment.  Make sure to start low and go slow trying a few small doses and working your way up. In a Mayo Clinic study UltraCell CBD oil has been shown to be effective for up to 12 hours at greater than 90% bioavailability which means you likely will need lower doses to get good results. Those that have seen positive results have reported noticing effects from the first dose to within the first week. Be careful, don’t overdo it!

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