FREE shipping on all orders

What is CBD?

All You Need to Know About CBD

The extraordinary benefits of Hemp Oil Extract or CBD has led to an explosion of its popularity, especially with the rise of scientific knowledge and new laws that have legalized hemp nationwide. The human endocannabinoid system, discovered in the 1990s, is responsible for two basic activities: 1) modulate pleasure, energy and well-being and 2) slowly bring the body back to health in the face of injury and disease.  CBD allows the body to heal itself by balancing the endocannabinoids (chemical messengers) found in our own bodies.

What is CBD? 
CBD stands for “Cannabidiol” and is one of the many cannabinoids in Hemp Oil.  The two most famous cannabinoids are CBD and THC. THC is the cannabinoid that gets you “high.” CBD is one of the non-psychoactive cannabinoids.  Our products are Broad-Spectrum meaning they include CBD and the many other phytocannabinoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant- everything except the THC.  Mama’s Farmacy products are 100% THC-free.

How is Hemp different from Marijuana? 
Cannabis (sometimes called Marijuana) and Hemp are two varieties of the same plant species, Cannabis Sativa.  Hemp is the variety that has been bred to have very low levels of THC (must be 0.3% or less to be legal) and high levels of CBD. 

Is Hemp-Derived CBD Oil is a Legal Product?
Yes, no need to whisper.  The December 2018 Farm Bill made hemp and hemp-derived products, including CBD oil, federally legal as long as they contain no more than 0.3% THC. Mama’s Farmacy products contain 0% THC, lab-certified.

What is Hemp Seed Oil (also called Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil)? 
“Hemp Seed Oil” or “Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil” comes from the seeds of the plant and does NOT contain CBD.  “Hemp Oil” is pressed from the leaves, flowers, stems and stalks of the plant and contains CBD. Mama’s Farmacy is Hemp Oil in the most pure form.

Is CBD a Natural Product?
Hemp Oil (CBD) is extracted from the Cannabis Sativa plant.  But, not all hemp oil is created equally – it can be produced synthetically.  There is little research on what synthetic cannabinoids do to the body – the effects are unknown.  Mama’s Farmacy is an all-natural, organic, non-GMO product made from select hemp plants proudly grown in the USA.  We NEVER mix anything synthetic with our products.

Can CBD be Addictive?
CBD is NOT Addictive.  Though from the same plant and similar in its properties and molecular structure to THC, CBD does not cause addiction.  CBD works by indirectly stimulating the receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. THC on the other hand (our products contain 0% THC), tightly binds to certain receptors causing a feeling of a high as well as exhibiting addictive characteristics.  

How Does CBD Interact with the Skin?
The skin has the highest amount of CB2 receptors in the body.  CBD is a powerful plant oil that can easily penetrate the skin due to its tiny molecular structure.  CBD helps maintain the immunity of the skin and the proliferation and survival of skin cells.  When applied topically, the antioxidants in CBD, more powerful than vitamins E and C, can repair free-radical damage from UV rays and environmental pollution.  Cannabinoid receptors in the skin also regulate oil production in the sebaceous glands.  

What Makes Mama’s Farmacy Special?
Our products are formulated for specific needs and contain high levels of CBD for maximum efficacy.  Our hemp is always US-grown and 3rd party lab tested for purity. We add a special blend of hand-selected botanicals to add even more benefits to our formulas.  The resulting products are not only effective, but beautiful and pleasing to the senses. Mama’s Farmacy products represent who we are. We love to use them and hope you will too. 

How is Mama’s Farmacy Hemp (CBD) oil purified?  
Our process actually separates the THC molecules out of our Broad-Spectrum oil, while distillate turns those molecules into unnatural synthetic compounds without actually removing them.  Learn about our process here.

Quality Matters
The effects are best when the whole plant is used rather than isolates or synthetic versions, which is why Mama’s Farmacy keeps everything the hemp plant has to offer except the psychoactive THC.  Additionally, Mama’s Farmacy uses Phyto-Cannabinoid Rich hemp, which means you get the most impact for your dollar.  Our hemp plants have natural genetics that are high CBD, low THC and high terpene, creating the best quality Broad-Spectrum products available.