About CBD

What is CBD?  

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive component of cannabis and/or agricultural hemp that is known for its great therapeutic potential.  It works with the body's Endocannabinoid system (ECS) and assists with creating balance in both human and animal health.  Enliven Essentials uses CBD in the form of an hemp oil extract as an ingredient in the Enliven product line.  

What is Full Spectrum Phytocannabinoids?

Phytocannabinoids refer to any cannabinoid that is naturally occurring within the cannabis family of plants.  CBD is one cannabinoid among over 100 different cannabinoids found in high-CBD hemp and cannabis. A full spectrum phytocannabinoid profile or 'full spectrum extract' is an extraction of all the plant's cannabinoids and terpenes together. Enliven Essentials chooses to create all our products with full-spectrum hemp oil, which includes all of the cannabinoids found in the plant, so you don’t miss out on any of the great benefits. We then focus on High CBD inusion for maximum benefit from this great cannabinoid.


Will Enliven CBD products make me high? 

Enliven CBD oil is derived from naturally-cultivated, food-grade hemp plants that have high levels of CBD and only trace amounts (less than 1%) of THC.  THC is the component of cannabis that gives you a head "high."  With the Enliven product line, the primary focus is the therapeutic benefit that you receive from CBD.  Enliven is the CBD source for you when you do not want to get "high" but want to experience the balance that CBD creates.

Is it legal to sell hemp-derived products?

Products that are manufactured from agricultural hemp, which contain less than 0.3% THC in dry weight, are exempt from the Federal Controlled Substances Act, therefore are currently not unlawful for distribution.  Enliven is happy to provide a signed legal opinion to those who are interested in learning more.

Is Enliven CBD safe?

There are many sources for CBD on the market.  It is important to make sure you are purchasing CBD from a reliable source.  

We have high standards here at Enliven and strive to ensure the quality and safety of our CBD ingredient.  All of the CBD oil we use is validated through third-party lab testing that analyzes the CBD to ensure each batch of oil is free of pesticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators, residual solvents and other microbiological contamination.  

Enliven is also happy to provide the results of these lab tests.  If you do purchase CBD elsewhere, be sure to ask those companies for the same information.  Transparency is key!  

Where do I find more information about CBD?

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Many of the results of the studies done by doctors and scientists over the past several decades can be found in medical and science journals by visiting pubmed.gov where you can find lots of resources that focus on CBD.  PubMed is a free online database created by the US National Library of Medicine for National Institutes of Health.  

Simply type in CBD into the PubMed search field just to keep up with the research that is happening daily.  You can also be very specific and type in an actual ailment + cbd to pull up studies that have been done with CBD and certain diseases (example:  epilepsy cbd, parkinson's cbd, cbd arthritis, cbd alzheimers)

Dr. Sanjay Gupta (Neurosurgeon and Chief Medical Correspondent for CNN) has a series of documentaries ---  WEED 1, WEED 2 and the most recent that launched last month was WEED 3. These all aired on CNN.  

Here is a link to the latest release WEED 3 (click here to view) These documentaries are very informative and show the progress being made in cannabis research as Dr. Sanjay Gupta was COMPLETELY against the idea of anything Cannabis-related a few years back.  He continued his research and has since given a public apology for forming an opinion without doing enough research on the subject.

Dr. Joseph Maroon is the neurosurgeon for the Pittsburg Steelers.   He has given in-depth lectures on CBD.  You can find information about Dr. Maroon here:  http://www.josephmaroon.com 

The late Dr. John Hicks was an MD that used CBD to treat his patients.  
http://www.johnhicksmd.com has a lot of information on CBD.  There is a network of practitioners that follow his practice throughout the US.  You may be able to find one of those doctors in your area and can visit a practice to find out more information in-person.

Dr. Alexandros Makriyannis another professor that has done extensive research on the subject and sits on many advisory boards.  You can find information on his studies here:  http://www.northeastern.edu/cos/faculty/alexandros-makriyannis/

Robert Scott Bell http://www.robertscottbell.com/  A lot of consumers that are interested in natural and holistic wellness follow the Robert Scott Bell show for information on natural products.  There are lot of resources on this website as well.  He has radio shows with different specialists that address a lot of the natural products on the market out there including CBD Hemp oil.
"In order to stay compliant with FDA standards, Enliven does not make any medical claims as we are not doctors / physicians.  There is a large amount of scientific research on CBD and the ECS system as well as journal entries from many different pilot studies done by doctors from around the world over the past four decades.  We encourage you to do your research and also talk with your physician or health & wellness care practitioner about CBD.  There are many online sources for information, but please be reminded that the Internet will have a mix of both valid and misleading information.  We encourage you to also vet your sources to make sure they are reputable."