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Answers to Common Questions

  • CBD is short for cannabidiol (pronounced like can-uh-BIH-dee-all)  and comes from the cannabis plant.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is found on both marijuana plants and hemp plants.
  • Hemp and marijuana are both cannabis plants. But, hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the Cannabis sativa plant species.
  • Cannabinoids are compounds within the cannabis plant.
  • CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids that have been found on cannabis plants to date.
  • CBD does not get you high.

CBD primarily interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system, a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body. They are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system, immune tissues and peripheral organs. While CBD is a phytocannabinoid, or plant-based cannabinoid, your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids.

  • The endocannabinoid system is a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body, but are primarily clustered in the brain and central nervous system, immune tissues and periferal organs. Your body also naturally produces cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids. Almost every organ of your body, including your skin and digestive tract, contains cannabinoid receptors.
  • The endocannabinoid system has four primary purposes including neuroprotection, stress relief, immune response, and regulating the body’s general state of balance, impacting faculties such as appetite, sleep, mood, and pain.

Studies are finding that CBD is useful for many conditions by restoring balance to the body’s endocannabinoid system.

CBD binds to receptors called CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body to help restore balance when not functioning properly.



CBD oil is the term used to describe a sublingual tincture of CBD. A CBD oil or tincture is made by mixing a CBD extract from a cannabis plant into a carrier oil, such as fractionated coconut oil. The CBD oil is meant to be held under the tongue and absorbed directly into the bloodstream. A sublingual absorption provides a faster effect than absorbtion via the stomach (i.e. taking a CBD capsule or edible product).

CBD tinctures are taken by placing the dose under the tongue where it can be absorbed sublingually – through the mucous membrane in the mouth.

How To Take CBD Oil – Best Results

  1. Fill the dropper to the 1ml line. (Use less if you prefer a lower dosage.)
  2. Squirt the oil under your tongue and allow the oil to stay there for up to a minute before swallowing.
  3. Swallow any remaining oil.
  4. Tightly close the container and store it in a cool, dry place.
  5. Wait at least 30 seconds before swallowing.
  6. Repeat if necessary.
  7.  Store CBD oil in a cool dark place.
  8.  Keep out of reach of children.

Try to keep the CBD tincture under your tongue for 30 – 60 seconds. The longer you can hold, usually the better it will absorb.

CBD edibles are are oral route of administration of CBD. Anything you eat or drink with CBD are edibles.  Common CBD edibles products are gummies and capsules, although it is now being infused into seltzers and other products. 

It is important to note that if you are on medications, taking an edible CBD requires it to metabolize through the liver and may interact with medication. Consult a medical professional before taking. Consider using CBD Oil sublingually or a topical CBD product.


-CBD can interact with certain medications, so it is important to consult with a healthcare professional before using CBD alongside any medications.

-CBD is metabolized by a group of enzymes in the liver called the CYP450. These enzymes are responsible for metabolizing many commonly used drugs. CBD can inhibit the activity of the CYP450 enzymes. This can lead to higher or lower doses of medications in the blood stream.

– It is crucial to inform your doctor about your CBD usage and provide a complete list of medications you are taking to ensure there are no adverse interactions or unwanted side effects.

Terpenes are essential oils found in plants. There are around 200 terpenes in cannabis. They are what give cannabis its distinct aroma and flavor. Terpenes have beneficial effects and work synergistically with cannabinoids like CBD and THC – this relationship is called the entourage effect.

Pets, specifically mammals, have the same endocannabinoid system as humans. Nature’s Gem CBD does not contain THC so there is no high effect if you choose to use our pet CBD products.  

To learn more about CBD for Pets visit our blog here.

The length of time it takes for CBD to take effect will depend on the route of administration. The fastest effect will be felt from smoking or vaporization (onset of effects in minutes). Topical administration of CBD will be felt quickly as well. The next fastest effect will be felt from a sublingual dosage (onset of effects in 15 – 60 minutes). The slowest effect (but the longest lasting) will be felt from oral ingestion (onset felt in 90 minutes). Source: Cannabis Revealed

CBD right now is not regulated, so the burden is on you to make sure you do your research. Some things to consider when purchasing CBD:

  1. Make sure you buy from a reputable source. A reputable source will have:
  • A website
  • Be knowledgeable about the product
  • Have third-party lab results readily available on their website.
  1. Be wary of false claims of a cure. CBD will not cure anything, and it should be considered one piece to incorporate into whole body health and wellness.
  2. Read the Ingredients. Always read the ingredients list when comparing different CBD products. Some products may have additional ingredients like melatonin, and some CBD edibles contain artificial coloring and flavors. Note: We do not add melatonin to any ingestible products; our gummies contain natural flavoring and color and are vegan.
  3. Some brands use overseas sources with lower purity standards or are synthetic (manufactured, not plant-based).
  4. Make sure the manufacturer uses consistently sourced CBD. With the explosion of CBD growers, some manufacturers will substitute CBD sourced from different growers, which can affect consistency. Nature’s Gem manufactures our products consistently from USDA-certified organic farms in Colorado.

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