What is CBD?

CBD is a naturally occurring, non-psychoactive compound that’s found within the cannabis family. CBD can be derived from both hemp and marijuana and has recently been found to have a wide range of medicinal benefits.


How does CBD work?

Years of cannabis research has resulted in the recent discovery of the endocannabinoid system. This biochemical communicative system is found within our human anatomy and is responsible for all major cognitive and physiological functions. Renowned research of the biochemical communicative system has led to the discovery of naturally occurring CBD compounds that are indigenous to our anatomy.


When plant-derived CBD is introduced to our bodies, hard-wired CBD receptors signal the endocannabinoid system to promote homeostasis. That’s how CBD is capable of alleviating pain, seizures, anxiety, and many other health conditions that are managed within the endocannabinoid system.


What are the benefits of CBD?
Due to the more recent discovery of CBD and past limitations of research due to legality and DEA scheduling, more scientific research and data are still needed to provide definitive answers. Many preclinical studies have shown that CBD can be a viable solution or alternative treatment for pain, inflammation, anxiety, mood disorders, joint conditions, and other health conditions.


The FDA approved the first CBD pharmaceutical drug back in June 2018 further validifying the medicinal and therapeutic benefits of CBD. This decision has forced the DEA to reschedule CBD to a more appropriate scheduling.


Many individuals, with no backing from the FDA, have claimed CBD has been the effective natural remedy for more serious health conditions including cancer, Parkinson’s, autism, etc. sharing their incredible recoveries and experiences.


Where does CBD come from?
CBD is extracted and separated from either hemp or marijuana. Higher Peaks products have hemp-derived CBD. The extracted oil form of CBD is meticulously added to a profile of beneficial ingredients designed to enhance absorption and promote optimal healing.


Will CBD get me high?
CBD is non-psychoactive meaning it has no mind-altering effects. The chemical properties of CBD actually suppress the psychoactive effects. 


Will CBD interfere with drug testing?
While drug tests are engineered to test for the psycho active ingredient and not CBD, we cannot make any guarantees that you’ll pass when taking CBD. Topical CBD products should not produce a positive result in any typical workplace drug test. If you are concerned about CBD affecting the results of a future scheduled drug test, we suggest not taking CBD, conducting further research, and speaking with a healthcare professional for additional information.


How much CBD should I take?
CBD dosage differs from person-to-person based on our unique anatomy. Dosage may be harder to determine with topical CBD products. Starting with a small amount then slowly adding more product each additional time to find the optimal amount for you is recommended.


Don’t worry– there is no such thing as applying too much CBD. CBD in large quantities is non-toxic and non-habit forming. However, applying too much CBD won’t improve your results and will increase unnecessary costs. It is completely safe to play around with dosage, so take the time to discover what feels best for your body.


What’s the age requirement for taking CBD?
There is no age requirement for taking CBD except for CBD products that are meant to be smoked, vaped, or dabbed. These CBD applications require a minimum age of 21. However, for all other types of CBD products, there aren’t any age requirements.


CBD dosage does change with weight and other health conditions– please conduct personal research in finding the right dosage for younger patients. Topical CBDs can be used for patients of any background or age.


Is it possible to overdose on CBD?
No, it is not possible to overdose on CBD. Large doses of CBD are safe but don’t offer more therapeutic benefits. Topical CBD users can apply CBD products generously whenever pain or inflammation occurs.


How long does CBD take to work?
Depending on your dosage, administration method, and desired effect, CBD can take a few minutes to a few hours to properly work. Topical CBD typically begins to work within minutes since the product is immediately absorbed into your skin directly to problem areas. Topical CBD also delivers benefits over a longer period of time when compared to other methods.  


How long does the CBD effect last?
The CBD effect is based off numerous factors including dosage, individual anatomy, and more. Topical CBD users have reported up to six hours of relief. While the area with direct CBD application may feel instantaneous relief, it can take a few hours for the CBD to work its way into your system offering full-body effects.  


Are there negative effects from CBD?
Some users have experienced dysphoria, mild headaches, and drowsiness when taking CBD. Lowering your dosage or taking CBD with food and beverage can help minimize these symptoms. For those that experience frequent drowsiness, we recommend taking CBD before bedtime.


What’s the shelf life for topical CBD products?
The typical shelf life for our topical CBD products that are unopened is about a year. Once our product is open, it’s highly recommended to finish the product within six months. Storing CBD topical products in a cool, dry place can definitely extend the shelf life. If the color, consistency, or smell changes, do not use it.


What’s the difference between hemp-derived CBD and marijuana-derived CBD? \
Hemp-derived CBD has gained popularity due to its availability, legality, and inherently low levels of any psycho active components. Studies have shown that marijuana-derived CBD paired with moderate levels of the psycho active components can be highly beneficial in offering therapeutic advantages for certain conditions. However, since marijuana-derived CBD does have psychoactive effects and may not be legal in your state, it can lessen the popularity of this product. Hemp-derived CBD is a great alternative that features the same chemical composition of marijuana-derived CBD. We recommend doing further personal research based on your specific health conditions to find the best option for you.


What does “full spectrum” mean?
Full spectrum means that a product contains a full cannabinoid profile. It’s a common misconception that pure CBD is better for achieving desired health benefits. Single molecule CBD is actually less effective than whole plant CBD-rich products. Full spectrum products incorporate comprehensive cannabinoid profiles for optimized medicinal benefits.


Are Higher Peaks CBD products legal?
Yes, our entire line of products utilizes hemp-derived CBD ensuring its legality among all 50 states. We ship nationwide and guarantee that Higher Peaks products are completely legal.


Can topical CBD products interfere with other medications?
Yes, CBD is similar to grapefruit in the context that it can inhibit the same enzyme group involved in metabolizing drugs. CBD can reduce or increase the effects of other drugs– we recommend not taking CBD within an hour window of your prescription medication. As always, consulting with your medical professional is definitely advised.


What’s the difference between your massage oil and relief cream?
Our massage oil and relief cream are both designed to target pain and inflammation with the healing benefits of CBD. The difference between them lies with application and preference. Our massage oil is wonderful for massages and great for couples. Our pain relief cream is more concentrated and better for targeted application.


What are the benefits of using a topical CBD product?
Topical CBD products can be applied directly to problem areas delivering concentrated therapeutic benefits. While using CBD topically can result in longer waiting times for overall body effects to kick in, the effects of topical CBD products can last much longer than other forms of administration.


Does your company provide a certificate of analysis for the CBD found in your products?
Yes, we are third-party tested. We regularly have shipments tested to ensure consistency throughout. Our certificate of analysis can be found here


For more information regarding CBD and our products, please contact us!


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