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CBD Facts

Are you looking to learn more about Cannabidiol, or what’s more commonly known as CBD?

You’ve come to the right place.  We know there is a lot of confusing information online. That’s why we created this ongoing series called “CBD Facts.”

What is CBD?

With CBD, you get all the health benefits from cannabis without the high. CBD, short for cannabidiol, is simply an active chemical compound, or cannabinoid, that’s found in the cannabis plant. read more

How is hemp different than marijuana? Unlike marijuana, hemp contains extremely low (less than 0.3%) THC. THC is the compound in marijuana that is psychoactive and makes you feel high.

CBD is not a pharmaceutical, meaning it won’t interfere with any other medications.  In fact, some studies have shown that CBD can enhance the effectiveness of other medications, such as pain killers.

Endocannabinoid System

How does CBD effect your endocannabinoid system (ECS)? Your ECS is the collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules located throughout the body – in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. Its goal is homeostasis, or optimal balance, within the body.  read more

What to Look For:

  • Organically grown hemp and ingredients. If the CBD oil is not organic, it at least should not contain pesticides, fungicides, or solvents.
  • Don’t price shop. The higher the quality and purity, the higher the cost. You don’t want to go for a cheaper option that could have toxic substances such as pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, hexane, butane etc. Make sure your CBD oil is free of additives.
  • Know how much CBD is in your product. The product should list  the amount of CBD that’s in the product. Many CBD products contain only small amounts of CBD. You’ll also want to make sure there is little or no THC in the product.
  • The best way to measure your CBD consumption is to buy CBD as a liquid. This way, it’s easy to adjust your personal dose. You can also vape or smoke CBD hemp flower for micro-dosing, take edibles and capsules for easy-on-the-go relief or use salves and creams for topical relief.

CBD Buyers Guide

Know what’s in the product you are purchasing.

Here’s what you should know when buying CBD:

  • Some products contain THC and may not be legal in your state.
  • There are also a lot of poor quality CBD products on the market today due to a lack of regulation and heavily imported products.
  • Labeling is often inconsistent and unclear making it confusing.

Is the oil a full spectrum or isolate? read more

Choosing the Right Product

Full spectrum CBD vs. 99% Pure CBD isolate is an interesting topic of research for many people. When weighing your options, you want to truly understand the ins and outs of each one.

When you are purchasing CBD products, you have two options:

  • Full Spectrum CBD
  • CBD Isolate

People tend to make a huge discussion out of this whole debate treating it as if it’s some sort of ultra-complex riddle that takes years and years of advanced scientific study to figure out.  In reality, though, it’s really not that difficult.

The choice simply comes down to your own preferences. read more

Isolate Vs. Full Spectrum: Our 99% CBD Isolate is pure isolated CBD. Full Spectrum products contain additional cannabinoids besides just CBD. There is definitely a strong debate about which is “better”, however, we take the position that CBD affects everyone differently so the product that would work best for you is highly dependant on your own individual needs. RESTART 99% CBD Isolate has Zero THC.  That’s why we only offer CBD Isolate Products.  Please see the test results located under Product Photos for more info on exact formulations.

What does color mean about a CBD Oil?

Extraction Matters

The color of CBD oil can convey information about the ingredients in the mixture as well as the level of filtering. RESTART CBD uses supercritical cold CO2 extraction methods that produce solvent-free, highly potent CBD isolate with the strongest efficacy available.  What you get?  Pure CBD, odorless, flavorless with zero THC.

RESTART CBD is produced with C02 extraction.  When it comes to CBD products, the extraction method of the CBD is important. Most consumers probably never stop to consider this. However, the extraction method can be a major factor in the overall safety, quality and taste of the final product.

Heat degrades botanical oils and can extract plant material, like chlorophyll, giving raw oils their green color and hempy, grassy taste.   read more

How Does Your Body Absorb CBD?

For CBD to have influence over our systems, this natural non-psychoactive compound first needs to be absorbed into the bloodstream where it can then be transported throughout the body to interact with our cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, and non-cannabinoid receptors.  CBD absorption depends on how it’s consumed.  This can influence how effective the cannabinoid treatments will be.

In general, there are four primary methods for CBD consumption. Sublingual (placed under the tongue), ingested (edibles, capsules, added to beverages), topical (creams and salves) and inhalation (vaporization).  find out more

CBD Dosage

What are the dosage recommendations?  Legally, we are unable to make dosage recommendations, but would suggest doing some further research. To that point, CBD effects everyone differently – both immediately and over time – so the product and dosage that works best for each persons needs would depend on the individual. read more

How many mg of CBD are in 1 gram of 99% pure CBD isolate?  1 gram of isolate is generally 998mg of CBD.

CBD Benefits and Research

People use CBD in many situations.

  • Supports a healthy immune system.
  • Alleviates occasional stress & mental uneasiness
  • Maintain balanced energy levels
  • Herbal remedy to support healthy inflammation response
  • Support overall wellness of joint flexibility, movement and bone support
  • Support a restful night’s sleep
  • Support & enhance healthy aging
  • Mood Support
  • Improves brain function

Cannabinoid Benefit Chart

The stories people report after using CBD are nothing short of miraculous.  As the trend continues and CBD grows more popular, it is likely that we’ll see more and more studies on the use cases of CBD.

The holistic benefits of CBD have been reported in a variety of clinical studies that suggest CBD possesses the greatest therapeutic potential of all the cannabinoids.

See our Cannabinoid Chart below showing all the benefits of CBD on it’s own vs. all of the other cannabinoids in Full Spectrum. As you can see, this chart shows 3 benefits in Full Spectrum that are missing from CBD isolate.

  1. CBD will not Stimulate the Appetite, like the THC in Full Spectrum
  2. The CBG and THC9 in Full Spectrum will aid sleep, however, CBD is tranquilizing, so many people use CBD Isolate to get to sleep and have a restful sleep.
  3. And the CBCA in Full Spectrum will treat fungal infections, however, CBD has antibacterial properties, and also slows bacterial growth.

RESTART CBD Isolate vs. Full Spectrum Benefits Chart

There are many studies and clinical trials exploring the effects of CBD. read more

Is CBD Legal?

The legality of Cannabidio) from hemp is based on a 2004 unanimous ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which determined that the DEA “cannot regulate naturally-occurring THC not contained within or derived from marijuana, i.e., non-psychoactive hemp is not included in Schedule I. The DEA has no authority to regulate drugs that are not scheduled.” read more

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RESTART CBD QUESTIONS:

How much CBD is in each bottle?

CBD does affect everyone differently, so the product and dosage that works best for each person, highly depends on the individual and their needs. We always recommend starting small and seeing how CBD affects you and then going from there. The following is more info on how much CBD is in each drop of each bottle. Drops obviously vary in size but we can make a very educated guess.

One full dropper is approximately 1 mL. There are approximately 10 drops per 1/4 mL. **These are approximations and are to be used only as a general guideline**

RESTART REPLENISH CBD Oil has approximately 20mg per ml (about 1/2mg per 1 drop)

RECOVER CBD Oil has approximately 30mg per ml (about 1.5mg per drop)

RELAX CBD Oil has approximately 40mg per ml (about 1mg per drop)

Hopefully that helps you make the dosage choice that is best for you and your needs.

Are the RESTART CBD Products Third Party Tested?

You can find test results here.  Please take a look for further verification of potency and purity.

Can you vape RESTART CBD Oil?

We DO NOT recommend vaping CBD Oil, as they are not made to be inhaled. We offer CBD Vape Products that are specially formulated to be inhaled. If you have a vape pen with a coil or one that is made for concentrates, you will be able to vape our Isolates directly (similar to a dab).

Will I Pass a Drug Test?

We are not legally able to make any recommendations or guarantees regarding drug tests on THC free products and cannot make any claims on whether or not any of our products will show up on a drug test. However, our CBD Isolate products have zero THC.  If this is a concern, we would recommend doing some further research before making the decision to consume any CBD.  RESTART CBD lab tests every batch for CBD potency and THC.

Source of Hemp?

We have qualifications that all plants must meet and are consistently tested to ensure that they meet RESTART CBD™ standards. All of our products are made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, Industrial Hemp. It is grown outdoors under natural sunlight with organic practices, but has not been certified by the USDA. Extracted using CO2 Supercritical Extraction.

Which product should I use?

We are legally limited to the kind of medical or dosage advice we can give about our products, but would highly suggest doing a few things.

**Please note, CBD effects everyone differently, so the product and dosage that works best for each persons needs highly depends on the individual.**

We are happy to give you a recommendation based on how others prefer to use CBD. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our main customer service portal.

When will my package ship?

See our Store Policies page for info on shipping. READ HERE.

How do I use RESTART CBD products?

The following is a list of our main products and how to ingest them. Hopefully this will give you enough information to be able to make the best choice for you and your needs.

Our CBD oils can be taken sublingually, orally, or mixed into a favorite recipe or your morning coffee, juice or smoothie.

We carry a variety of potencies: REPLENISH for Overall Wellness 20mg/ml, RECOVER for Post Workout 30mg/ml and RELAX for Mind & Body 40mg/ml.  They are made with organic coconut MCT oil (Carrying Oil).

Try RESTART Pet CBD for your four legged friends.  **Please note that our Human CBD oil is safe for your pet to ingest, but at lower doses!**

Our CBD Capsules can be taken orally and or CBD Isolate, Zero THC.

Topical CBD salves, roll-ons and soaking salts are perfect for quick relief.

What is your stance on the December 13, 2016, DEA NOTE?

We are actively engaged in carrying on our business and have every intention of continuing to do so. In the opinion of our legal counsel, the new DEA regulation is very unlikely to alter the way our business is regulated by the federal government.

The New Farm Bill signed by President Trump on December 17, 2018,  places industrial hemp — which is defined as a cannabis plant with under 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC — under the supervision of the Agriculture Department and removes CBD from the purview of the Controlled Substances Act, which covers marijuana. The law also “explicitly” preserved the Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate products containing cannabis, or cannabis-derived compounds.

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