CBD FAQ

Learn more about CBD and the find the answers you’re looking for.


CBD is a relatively new emergence in the medical world. With a lot of research and education still to be completed, we understand that this is just as much of a learning process for us as it is for you. As CBD advocates, we’re dedicated to the continued learning of this miraculous chemical compound that has so much potential to offer patients of all different backgrounds. We welcome you to ask as many questions as possible– it is your body and you should always feel 100% comfortable with what you’re introducing to it. Here are our most frequently asked questions; if you have more questions and would like to learn more, we’re here to help! Contact us anytime– together we’ll discover all the potential medicinal and therapeutic qualities of CBD in order to help our community.

What is CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a naturally-occurring cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. CBD is completely non-psychoactive and has been center stage as a viable treatment for numerous health conditions. While more research is still needed to draw conclusive statements regarding what CBD can treat, numerous preclinical studies and anecdotal data showcase promising therapeutic and medicinal benefits.

Where is CBD found?

CBD is a naturally-occurring chemical compound found in both marijuana and hemp plants. There are actually three sources of CBD– phytocannabinoids found in cannabis plants, endocannabinoids found within human biology, and synthetic cannabinoids that are synthesized in a laboratory.

What are the benefits of CBD?

CBD has a wide scope of potential therapeutic and medicinal benefits. Renowned for its encouraging anti-inflammatory, pain relief, and anti-anxiety qualities, CBD may provide symptom management for numerous chronic conditions. Learn more about the benefits of CBD.

How does CBD work?

CBD may be so effective because it mirrors the endocannabinoids found in our own bodies. The endocannabinoid system is a biochemical signaling system that is connected to every major physiological function in human biology. The endocannabinoid system regulates our everyday experience, playing crucial roles in fertility, appetite, pain, sleep, and many more.

Endocannabinoids are the only neurotransmitters in our body that function in retrograde signaling, a form of intracellular communication that’s purpose is to reduce inflammation, relax musculature, lower blood pressure, inhibit immune response, normalize overstimulated nerves, and dilate bronchial passages. When the cannabinoid receptors found throughout our bodies are introduced to plant-derived CBD, this retrograde signaling immediately occurs.

This inhibitory feedback system is triggered whenever a patient takes hemp-derived or marijuana-derived CBD which may lead to the immediate anti-inflammatory properties presented by retrograde signaling. Learn more about the endocannabinoid system.

Will CBD get me high?

No, CBD is a non-psychoactive compound that has no mind-altering effects. However, consumers must be mindful of what type of CBD they are purchasing. CBD that is derived from marijuana will have a mild to moderate rate of THC, therefore leading to euphoric, mind-altering effects. Marijuana-derived CBD has to be legally purchased from medical or recreational dispensaries. Hemp-derived CBD has less than 0.03% THC and will not get you high. Hemp-derived CBD is regularly available and can be purchased online and in brick-and-mortar stores in all 50 states.

What’s the difference between CBD and THC?

CBD and THC are both found within the cannabis family. While they are both cannabinoids with the same molecular structure found in hemp and marijuana plants, their atoms are arranged completely differently–  that’s why their promising medicinal benefits and effects on the body differ. CBD is completely non-psychoactive and has its own set of encouraging therapeutic and medicinal benefits. THC is the chemical component in marijuana that offers mind-altering effects. While many of these benefits overlap, THC does have its own, unique set of therapeutic and medicinal benefits that differ from CBD.

When it comes to psychoactivity, CBD actually reduces the mind-altering effects of THC. Since THC binds to the CB1 receptors found within the brain, CBD interferes with this binding process which lessens the psychoactive effects.

Some conditions may have better results when treated with THC or a product that contains both CBD and THC. This, however, isn’t possible in many states due to legality issues. There are full spectrum CBD products that contain less than 0.3% of THC which may aid in helping certain conditions more effectively and also don’t present any legal concerns. Learn more about the differences between CBD and THC as well as other cannabinoids.

Will I pass a drug test if I take CBD?

Cadence CBD Teas are made from water-soluble CBD isolate. When drinking our CBD teas, you will pass your drug test since there is no THC present. This is not the case with all CBD products– as a consumer, if you are concerned with an upcoming drug test, it is pertinent to do further research on the CBD products you are taking.

Full-spectrum CBD products will contain less than 0.3% of THC and may result positive in drug testing. Broad-spectrum and CBD isolate are engineered to be THC free. We would like to warn consumers, however, that due to the lack of regulations in this industry, you may purchase a CBD product that’s meant to be THC free but still contains THC. The best thing you can do as a consumer is to purchase from brands that regularly provide the lab results from third-party, independent laboratories. The lab results will convey the percentage found of each cannabinoid profile in each of their products. If you are having any issues reading these lab results, please contact us– we’re happy to help.

What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is the product of a concentrated extraction process that isolates the CBD compound from industrial hemp. This is the purest form of CBD available on the market and is reduced to a crystalline form. CBD isolate is not synthesized– it is natural and is typically extracted with CO2 or a proprietary solvent. CBD isolate is able to reach 99%+ purity.

What is water-soluble CBD isolate?

CBD is inherently not capable of mixing with water. Its hydrophobic nature mixes great with oil– that’s why CBD is typically formulated with MCT oil or other carrier oils. Due to recent advancements in technology, scientists have been able to engineer water-soluble CBD. Water-soluble CBD delivers a source of CBD that can be mixed in beverages and offer better bioavaliability.

What’s the difference between water-soluble CBD and CBD oil?

Water-soluble CBD is more advantageous since our bodies are 60% water– this allows us to absorb 100% of water-soluble CBD. While both water-soluble CBD and CBD oil have the same promising medicinal and therapeutic effects, consumers actually save money when purchasing water-soluble CBD products and can take more accurate dosages. CBD oil is not 100% absorbed by our bodies; that’s why the dosage recommendation is significantly higher in order to achieve the same effects.

What are the benefits of water-soluble CBD?

Water-soluble CBD is engineered for full product absorption. This leads to money-saving and accurate dosage benefits. Consumers can take less water-soluble CBD than CBD oil products to achieve the same results. This leads to greater savings while also ensuring your body is absorbing 100% of that exact CBD dosage. The way our bodies are built makes the effects of water-soluble CBD instantaneous.

What’s the difference between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, and isolate?

Full-spectrum refers to a product that contains a comprehensive profile of cannabinoids and terpenes. These products should closely imitate the same chemical profile of the hemp plant. In addition to CBD, full-spectrum products should contain CBDV, CBC, CBG, CBN, Delta 9, and less than 0.3% of THC. Research has shown that full-spectrum CBD products are the most beneficial since all the cannabinoids work together in providing potential comprehensive health benefits.

Broad-spectrum refers to a product that contains all of the cannabinoids found in the hemp plant but with the THC completely eliminated. These products are designed to guarantee legality and for consumers that are worried about ingesting any levels of THC. Broad-spectrum CBD products provide the majority of health benefits available with full-spectrum products without the consumer having to ingest any THC. These products may be more desirable for those anticipating drug tests.

Isolate refers to a product that only contains CBD and no other cannabinoids. The CBD chemical compound can actually be extracted to a 99%+ purity which refers to CBD isolate. CBD isolate can be desirable for consumers purchasing for their children, are worried about the legality, and are also anticipating drug testing. While studies have shown that CBD isolate may not be as beneficial as full-spectrum or broad-spectrum products, it is favorable in areas of legality and drug testing. CBD isolate still promotes considerable promising benefits without the presence of other cannabinoids.

Water-soluble CBD can be full-spectrum or isolate. We currently utilize water-soluble CBD isolate to make our product approachable for patients of all ages, backgrounds, and locations.

What is the entourage effect?

The entourage effect refers to the interactive synergy found between cannabinoids and terpenes which results in the full range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits. The entourage effect indicates that CBD is the major modulatory component of cannabis and works in full harmony with other chemical compounds like THC. By mitigating some of the negative effects of THC such as the mind-altering effects and memory loss, CBD allows users to enjoy all the benefits each chemical component has to offer.

What dosage of CBD should I take?

Everyone suffers from different levels of cannabinoid deficiencies and experience unique sensitivities to CBD. That being said, dosage does vary from individual-to-individual, making self-discovery an important process when adding CBD to your daily routine.

In our experience through comprehensive trial-and-error testing, we believe that 10mg of water-soluble CBD a day is a great dosage for the majority of our community and is able to provide the desired effect. That’s why we’ve formulated our tea bags as a subscription box where you have your daily dose available just like any vitamin.

We always recommend conducting your own research in regards to what cannabinoid deficiencies and health conditions you’re looking to treat. Additionally, speaking to your healthcare professional is always advised.

Is CBD legal?

Hemp-derived CBD is legal across all 50 states since hemp plants inherently have less than 0.3% THC and are a federally legal commodity.

Marijuana-derived CBD is only legal in states where medical and recreational marijuana is legal. Marijuana-derived CBD can only be purchased in brick-and-mortar dispensaries and cannot be purchased online.

We recommend researching your own state laws if you’re interested in purchasing marijuana-derived CBD to ensure legality. Hemp-derived CBD is legal, however, we do recommend reading through product and website descriptions to verify you are purchasing a hemp-derived CBD product. Learn more about specific state laws regarding CBD.

What’s the age requirement for CBD?

There is no age requirement for CBD products. Significant levels of endocannabinoids are actually present in a mother’s breast milk, showcasing that CBD may be safe at any age. CBD vape products are intended for patients 21 years or older due to the nature of this administration.

Is CBD safe for senior adults?

Yes, CBD is safe for senior adults and may be highly advantageous for the senior community. Older adults can suffer from numerous neurological, cardiovascular, joint, bone, ocular, digestive, and overall health issues that CBD may actually act as a preventative for or help in alleviating the negative symptoms. Since older adults are prone to taking more prescription and over-the-counter medications, CBD offers a great natural alternative that any senior can benefit from. CBD does have drug interactions, so please speak to your healthcare professional.

Is CBD safe for pregnant or nursing women?

While there are significant levels of endocannabinoids found in human breast milk, there currently isn’t enough research supporting the safety of CBD for pregnant or nursing women. One animal study found that CBD did not impact fetus development, but we recommend not taking CBD during pregnancy or nursing until more solid scientific data is available.

Can I give CBD to my child?

Parents should be advised that CBD has not been FDA approved and is not intended for individuals under the age of 18. We recommend discussing CBD with your child’s pediatrician. However, parents have reported therapeutic benefits for their children with various health conditions. CBD is a great, natural alternative since there are no mind-altering effects and unlike pharmaceuticals, do not contain adverse or long-term side effects. The minimal to no THC content makes CBD more ideal for those seeking cannabinoid therapy for their children.

Can I give CBD to my pet?

Yes, you can give CBD to your pets. Mammals, birds, fish, and reptiles all have an endocannabinoid system giving them the ability to potentially benefit from CBD the way humans do. There have been numerous success stories of how CBD can help dogs and cats with similar health conditions as humans.

Can I overdose on CBD?

No, you cannot overdose on CBD. It is safe in large quantities, however, using more CBD doesn’t mean you’ll experience more health benefits. While taking large doses of CBD is non-toxic and non-habit forming, it is a significant waste of money and resources.

Are there any side effects from taking CBD?

CBD does not have any adverse or long-term serious side effects like the majority of pharmaceuticals. While CBD is generally well tolerated, there have been rare cases of minor side effects reported such as diarrhea, changes in appetite, dry mouth, and fatigue. These side effects can also be tied to dosage– experimenting with your body to find what works for you is the best practice. For example, some individuals with IBS may experience discomfort using a full-spectrum oil but have no symptoms with an oil-free CBD isolate. Research and self-discovery may help eliminate side effects.

Can I take CBD with my current medication?

CBD, like any other supplement, needs to be properly consumed. CBD is similar to grapefruit, watercress, goldenseal, and St. John’s Wort in the way that it inhibits the cytochrome p450 enzyme system. CBD can either increase or decrease the functionality and impact of your current medication making it crucial to discuss a proper regimen with your healthcare professional.

Should I take CBD with food?

CBD can be taken with or without food– absorption rate may be impacted if orally administered on a full stomach. Either way is safe.

What time of day is best to take CBD?

While CBD in modest dosages is actually supposed to be alerting, some patients report better sleep when taking CBD a few hours prior to bed. We suggest experimenting to see if mornings or evenings are better for you. Remember everyone suffers from different endocannabinoid deficiencies and have different sensitivities, making our experience with CBD differ from individual-to-individual.

How long do the effects of CBD last?

The effects of CBD can last anywhere between four to six hours. This varies depending on the dosage, administration, method, and the patient. CBD is safe to take in large amounts, so if you feel the effects wearing off feel free to take more.

How often should I take CBD?

This varies from individual-to-individual. Some patients have experienced complete alleviation of their symptoms when taking CBD every other day while some require taking it multiple times throughout the day. Experimentation and listening to your body are recommended in finding the right dosage and frequency for you.

What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

Marijuana and hemp are both a part of the cannabis family. However, hemp completely varies from marijuana in function, cultivation, and application. With over 25,000 known possible applications, hemp is highly versatile and has many benefits to offer our society.

Hemp’s chemical makeup inherently contains less than 0.3% of THC and is naturally higher in CBD. It is nonpsychoactive and requires minimal care during cultivation. Marijuana’s chemical makeup inherently contains 5% to 35% of THC and traditionally has less CBD. There are more CBD-prominent marijuana strains currently being cultivated. Marijuana is psychoactive and requires high maintenance and a controlled atmosphere during cultivation.

Hemp is a federally legal plant meaning it is legal across all 50 states. Marijuana legality varies state-to-state. Learn more about the difference between CBD and THC.

What’s the difference between marijuana-derived CBD and hemp-derived CBD?

Marijuana-derived CBD and hemp-derived CBD are the same chemical properties. Patients can experience the same medicinal and therapeutic benefits of CBD regardless of where it is derived from. However, research has shown that marijuana-derived CBD may be more beneficial for certain conditions since THC does have some exclusive medicinal benefits while most of them overlap with CBD.

When does CBD expire?

CBD typically has a shelf life of one year. Refrigeration can always keep your CBD products fresh, but we recommend discussing specific expiration dates directly with retailers since they can vary. Our CBD teas have a one-year shelf life and the expiration date can be found on the box.

What’s the best way to take CBD?

There are so many ways to take CBD– while this is mostly based on personal preference, we believe water-soluble CBD is the superior method. Water-soluble CBD can be 100% absorbed by our water-based bodies leading to instantaneous results, money savings, and accurate dosages.

How long should I steep my tea bag? Can I re-steep it for a second cup?

Each tea requires a different temperature and time frame for steeping. You can find this information under our product descriptions as well as your packaging. Yes, you can definitely re-steep our teas– we find our teas to remain flavorful up to three cups.

For more inquiries or concerns regarding CBD, please contact us!


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