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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

 

What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from industrial hemp, a federally legalized crop that’s used to make everything from cooking oil to protein powder, and even shoes, rope and textiles! Industrial hemp contains very low or even undetectable levels of the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It’s this non-psychoactive industrial hemp that’s used to extract CBD oil for wellness products.

What are the benefits of taking CBD?
CBD hemp extract products are believed to support overall wellness. These products have been used for a multitude of health related purposes in a variety of formulas by diverse cultures around the world for many years.

How much should I take?
Different products can contain various amounts of CBD, anywhere from three to 50 mg of hemp extract per serving. Most CBD products will list a serving size on the bottle. The appropriate daily serving depends on the potency of the product. If you choose a lower-dose CBD hemp extract, it's typically considered safe to take one to five servings by mouth up to twice daily, or as directed by a medical professional. Don't exceed 10 servings per day. The higher the potency, the fewer servings you should take daily.

What are the best forms and potencies?
CBD hemp extract products come in a variety of forms and potencies, from simple capsules to essential oils and even edible snacks! Deciding which one is best for you will depend on the benefit you're seeking. Combination formulas have also been designed to aid with targeted goals. Consider CBD + Sleep Support, CBD + Stress Support, or even CBD + Joint for additional benefits such as these.

Is it safe?
As with any dietary or other supplement, it's always best to discuss with your healthcare provider before adding to your health regimen. That said, CBD hemp extract products are generally used to benefit overall wellbeing. The CBD extract products offered by Swanson contain less than .3% THC based on industry testing standards, placing them within the legally mandated range for purity and safety.

 
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What is the difference between CBD and THC?
What is the difference between CBD and THC?

 

The differences between CBD and THC begin primarily with the source from which either compound is derived. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive compound most abundantly found in the marijuana variety of cannabis plants. However, cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound which is found most abundantly in the hemp variety of cannabis plants. Whereas marijuana plants, and therefore THC, are still largely prohibited by law in most jurisdictions, hemp plants and their many uses are increasingly permitted under federal and state laws because of this distinction in compounds. CBD hemp extract products used for health benefits must include less than .3% THC, and in such cases are generally considered to be safe.

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From the Expert
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"CBD hemp extract has been used for it's health applications by people from all over the world for many years. This natural compound has been clinically researched to provide a myriad of benefits. It's no wonder the popularity of CBD only continues to rise! "

"CBD hemp extract has been used for its health applications by people from all over the world for many years. This natural compound has been clinically researched to provide a myriad of benefits. It's no wonder the popularity of CBD only continues to rise!"

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