We thought you may have a few questions…
What is CBD?
CBD — Cannabidiol — is one of the many chemical compounds in a class called “cannabinoids” that occurs naturally in the cannabis plant. Our brains have specific receptors designed to accept cannabinoids, known as CB1 and CB2. These receptors are responsible for the assimilation of cannabinoid molecules into your system, resulting in the psychoactive and immune responses correlated with cannabis consumption.
Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the primary psychoactive element in marijuana), CBD is non-psychoactive, so it won’t get you high… we promise.
CBD delivers mental and physical benefits which include relief from anxiety, inflammation, joint pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, menstrual cramps, insomnia, nausea, seizures, bowel inflammation, moodiness, depression, and so much more…
What is oil tincture?
We have a special blend CBD oil tincture. We use MCT oil, which is made from coconuts and rapidly converts into ketones, that help fuel your brain and muscles. CBD oil tinctures are considered fast-acting and potent, particularly when the tincture is placed under the tongue.
Which product is best for me?
Only you can decide that! Our suggestion is to start small and keep notes to see what works best for you.
How much do I use?
Generally, you should start with a low dosage and go slow with increasing your dose. It’s important to start with a low dose until you know how your body will react to CBD. Each product has a recommended dosage. Start there.
How is selling CBD legal?
The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of hemp and its extracts. Hemp-derived CBD is legal in all 50 states. Hemp, by federal law, cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Anything with more THC is classified as marijuana, is considered a schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is federally illegal. Purchasing and selling CBD is federally legal as long as it doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent THC, but some state laws have put restrictions on buyers.
How does CBD work?
The body produces endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Essentially, as with other compounds found in the hemp plant, when you use CBD, it attaches to certain receptors in your brain and it impacts the endocannabinoid system as well as the receptors that are located throughout the body and brain. The cannabinoid receptors that are found inside the human body regulate a lot of different processes that we experience daily; including mood, appetite, memory and pain sensation. These receptors can be activated by naturally-occurring endocannabinoids, as well as the plant cannabinoids found in hemp and cannabis. The endocannabinoid system is widespread throughout the animal kingdom. Although research focused primarily on humans and other mammals, we share these neurochemicals with most members of the animal kingdom, including mammals, birds, amphibians, fish, and even sea urchins. It’s now clear that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) evolved almost 600 million years ago!!
There are three key components of the Endocannabinoid System:
- Cannabinoid receptors found on the surface of cells
- Endocannabinoids, small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors
- Metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used
CBD can affect overall levels of endocannabinoids in the brain, referred to as “endocannabinoid tone.” CBD inhibits the FAAH enzyme, which breaks down anandamide, a fatty acid neurotransmitter derived from the non-oxidative metabolism of eicosatetraenoic acid (arachidonic acid), an essential omega-6 fatty acid. CBD can increase anandamide levels by preventing FAAH from breaking it down. Inhibiting the FAAH enzyme has been shown to be a useful strategy for treating anxiety disorders, and some of CBD’s anti-anxiety properties may come from its ability to inhibit this enzyme and thereby increase endocannabinoid tone. CBD also activates our serotonin and dopamine receptors, which can affect pain perception and ease anxiety. Higher concentrations of CBD may activate the 5-HTIA receptor, which is a serotonin receptor, and can have an antidepressant effect. CBD and the endocannabinoid system are truly fascinating.
Will I test positive for THC?
CBD oils are not from state-sanctioned programs, and those who are using the suggested serving size might test positive on a drug test even if they are going by the doses. Many hemp or CBD products, regardless of their legality in your state, are unregulated and can contain THC which might show up on a drug test, even the legal amount of .03% is still enough to show up on a drug test.
What is our process?
Our CBD starts as hemp grown on North Carolina farms that use the highest standards in their cultivation processes. The hemp is grown by organic farmers, free of pesticides and heavy metals that is ensured through rigorous testing. Corvus uses the flower from the marijuana plant, which is removed from the rest of the plant and is then taken to an extractor. The hemp goes to extraction facilities that use cutting edge methods to yield rich, full spectrum oils and isolates. CO2 is the extraction process we use for making our crude oil, distillate and isolate. The distillate and crude oil have less than 0.3% THC while containing multiple other cannabinoids. The isolate is THC free while containing only one cannabinoid, CBD. We then process these into lotions, creams, tinctures, pet treats and vape juice.
What does Corvus mean?
Corvus means “crow” or “raven” in Latin. Intergalatactically speaking, Corvus is home to a very famous pair of interacting galaxies, the Antennae Galaxies, a small constellation adjoining Virgo located in the southern sky. The Corvus constellation represents Apollo’s sacred bird in Greek mythology. We thought it was a great name!