Learn About CBD


What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, a compound found in hemp and cannabis plants and primarily extracted from hemp. CBD is a cannabinoid like the THC found in cannabis, but unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating - it doesn’t make you feel high or “stoned”. CBD does activate serotonin receptors in the brain, causing an anti-depressant effect.

What is CBD used for?
CBD has been studied extensively in recent years for its significant therapeutic potential to alleviate pain, anxiety, seizures and inflammation. Cannabinoids affect individuals differently so there is no guarantee of its efficacy for a particular purpose. For more information on how CBD has been applied therapeutically, please visit Project CBD.

Is CBD legal?
It is legal in the state of Vermont to grow hemp and to manufacture products with hemp-derived CBD as long as the plants and the products contain less than 0.3% THC. The 2014 Farm Bill made it legal for American institutes of higher learning to grow hemp for the purpose of research, and hemp research is ongoing at the University of Vermont. It is important to purchase CBD products from a reputable source with verifiable test results to ensure that they meet this standard.

Is there an age requirement for the use of CBD? 
Ceres Natural Remedies requires purchasers to be 18+ years of age. It is legal for CBD to be used for therapeutic benefit in minors, but it must be purchased and dispensed by the parents/guardians. This is best done under the supervision of a medical professional.

When can I order products on your website?
We are currently working to set up our online store and credit card processing. In the meantime, if you’re in VT, please visit our stores.

Will I fail a drug test if I take CBD?
Yes, it’s possible to fail a drug test after taking CBD because drug tests are designed to identify any quantity of THC. To minimize THC exposure, select high-purity CBD concentrates labeled 99.9% pure (such as isolates).

How much CBD should I take?
“Start low, go slow.” Begin with a low dose of CBD for several days before increasing the dose. Every person must see what works best for them as effects will vary depending upon your metabolism, age, gender, etc. If you have an underlying condition it is important that you consult your doctor before using CBD, especially if you have a history of alcohol/drug abuse, mental illness, are taking medication or are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Does CBD interact with other medications?
Yes. Consult your doctor before consuming CBD if you are taking medication. Studies have shown that CBD can inhibit the metabolizing of certain drugs. For more information, read CBD-Drug Interactions: The Role of Cytochrome P450

What are “Full-Spectrum” CBD products?
Products labeled as Full Spectrum are either extracted in a way that preserves the entire range of beneficial compounds (such as Whole Plant CBD Oil) or have these compounds added back into the final product after extraction. Research indicates that cannabinoids like CBD can provide more effective, predictable symptom relief when combined with other plant compounds like terpenes.

How do you extract CBD from hemp?
Ceres Natural Remedies uses supercritical CO2 (a non-toxic liquid) to extract high-purity CBD, terpenes, and other compounds from raw plant material. Terpenes are often added back into CBD products extracted with CO2 to achieve the Full Spectrum “entourage effect”.

Where does your CBD come from?
We strive to curate the best selection of hemp-based products from the finest farms and manufacturers in VT, the US and abroad. Ceres Natural Remedies products are currently made with CBD from farms in Vermont and Colorado. The Colorado-sourced CBD we use is a whole plant extract from organically grown hemp made available to us through our relationship with Mary’s Medicinals/Nutritionals. Our goal is to make all Ceres Natural Remedies CBD products from Vermont-grown hemp.

Has CBD been evaluated by the FDA?
The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product.

Resources

  • Healer.com: Healer’s mission is to empower people to live life to its fullest in great health.
  • Realm of Caring: The Realm of Caring Foundation empowers you to enhance your quality of life by providing and expanding cannabinoid research initiatives, educational services, and advocacy programs.
  • Project CBD: Project CBD is a non-profit educational news service.
  • Cbdsafely.com: How to determine the correct CBD oil dosage and the different ways to take CBD oil