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What Is THC Free CBD?

by Quinton Charles, Op-ed blogger

If you’re new to CBD, all the terms can be overwhelming. You might wonder if CBD will get you high or show up on a drug test. It’s hard to decide without knowing what CBD is.

CBD became legal in 2018 with the Hemp Farming Act. This law allows trace amounts of THC in U.S.-grown industrial hemp. But if you want zero THC CBD, you can find products with that assurance.

We’re here to explain the science behind hemp, CBD, and THC. With this information, you can decide if CBD is a good fit for you.

The Endocannabinoid System(ECS)

In the United States, the growth and production of the cannabis plant has been illegal for most of the past century. Hemp, a member of the cannabis species of plant, was included in this broad ban. Even after the production of hemp was legalized in 2018, there is still a lot of confusion about the hemp plant and hemp oil with CBD.

Plants in the cannabis genus contain over 100 naturally-occurring compounds, known as cannabinoids. Two of the most well-known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Both of these compounds can be found in the hemp plant, along with many other cannabinoids that you may have heard about including CBN, CBG, CBDA, CBBC, THCV, THCP and the list can go on and on.

Each of us has an endocannabinoid system that produces endocannabinoid receptors.  These  participate and regulate internal functions in our body, and our body produces them as we have need for them. Experts believe that a humans endocannabinoid system contributes to homoeostasis, or balance in our internal systems.   The hemp plant and marijuana plants produce something similar to endocannabinoids, these are called phytocannbinoids.  Each of these phytocannabinoids interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) producing different effects.  The US Library of medicine published a review stating;

“Recent neurological uses include adjunctive treatment for malignant brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, and the childhood seizure    disorders Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes. In addition, psychiatric and mood disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, addiction, postconcussion syndrome, and posttraumatic stress disorders are being studied using phytocannabinoids including.

Difference between CBD and THC.

One of the most important differences between CBD and THC  is that THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. This means that consuming THC may make you feel intoxicated, while you won’t feel high after taking CBD.

Generally speaking, THC and CBD have an inverse relationship. This means that as the level of CBD in a cannabis plant increases, the level of THC decreases (and vice versa). As a result, when you buy a product made from a CBD-rich plant like hemp, the THC content will be very low.

Under federal law, hemp grown in the United States can contain no more than 0.3% THC. By contrast, marijuana plants may contain as much as 30% THC. Most CBD products manufactured in the U.S. are made from industrial hemp, with trace amounts (or no) THC. In states where marijuana is legal, you may be able to purchase CBD products made from cannabis, with a higher level of THC. At Green Wellness Life, we only sell products made from industrial hemp grown in the United States – none of which contain more than 0.3% THC, and many of which are THC-free.

What Is Zero THC CBD?

Understanding Zero THC CBD Products

Zero THC, THC-free, or CBD isolate products contain pure CBD without any THC. These include oils, edibles, capsules, topicals, and vape cartridges.

To create THC-free CBD, an additional step is taken during extraction. After extracting oils from the hemp plant, a purification process removes trace THC levels.

When shopping, check product labels for terms like full spectrum, broad spectrum, or CBD isolate. Full spectrum products contain all hemp compounds, including THC, while broad spectrum and isolate products are THC-free.

Verify a product’s THC content by reviewing its certificate of analysis from an independent lab. Since the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD, lab results ensure product transparency and quality.

Why Should I Take THC-Free CBD?

There are a lot of good reasons why you may choose to take a Zero THC CBD product. First, if you are drug tested for work, taking a THC-free CBD product may make sense. While the miniscule amount of THC in industrial hemp should not lead to a positive drug test, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Second, if you are a competitive athlete, you may choose to take a Zero THC CBD product. Most sports organizations no longer ban CBD, but THC remains prohibited. While CBD use shouldn’t cause a failed drug test, THC might. To be safe, opt for broad spectrum CBD or CBD isolate.

Third, if you are taking CBD to help with a certain condition – like anxiety – you may want to avoid any THC at all. THC and CBD interact with our bodies in different ways. One side effect that many people experience when consuming THC is anxiety. If you are trying to reduce your anxiety with CBD, you may want to avoid even trace amounts of the compound.*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5938896/

To ensure THC-free CBD, opt for broad spectrum or CBD isolate products. Verify on the manufacturer’s website that a third-party lab has confirmed 0% THC content.

What Zero THC Products Are Available?

At Green Wellness Life, we make finding a THC-free product easy.

Some of our favorite 0% THC products include:

If you have any concerns about buying a CBD product that is 100% THC-free, we are always available to help.

Buy CBD from a Source You Can Trust

If you’re in the market for CBD, you want to buy a product that delivers what it promises. The best way to do that is to only purchase independently-tested CBD products made from industrial hemp grown in the United States. At Green Wellness Life, all of our CBD products meet this criteria.

While we aren’t doctors, and cannot diagnose or treat any medical condition, we can offer you our own experience as well as the latest research on the health and wellness benefits of CBD. We can also provide guidance on choosing the best CBD product for your specific needs – including THC-free CBD. If you would like to learn more, give us a call at 866-244-4223 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST), press the live chat button, or fill out our online contact form.

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