We're beekeepers and purveyors of raw, varietal honey which is featured in fine, artisanal shops and restaurants throughout Sonoma & Napa counties and throughout the Bay Area.
We also offer apothecary items from the hive and, inspired by both our mothers who both suffer from chronic pain, we set out to produce a high potency CBD product combined with pure, California honey that actually works!
CBD has become more mainstream recently, as many people are becoming aware of numerous studies and trials showing how this medicinal plant product can greatly reduce pain, inflammation and anxiety. However, not all CBD products are made the same.
Most CBD or Hemp oil products on the market have stripped away all beneficial and naturally occurring THC and terpenes from the plant, with only a powder CBD isolate remaining.
However studies have shown that the healing qualities of CBD become more bioavailable and easily processed when combined with small amounts of THC and essential terpenes that are naturally occurring in the plant. We chose to leave these in to offer the most healing product possible. Just FYI, we are under the federally legal limit of .3% THC which allows our product to be sold without a license, and our CBD infused honey will not get you "high."
What is CBD?
CBD (or hemp oil as it is often referred to) stands for cannabidiol and is derived directly from the hemp plant. The hemp plant is the cousin of the marijuana plant, and both hemp and marijuana are cannabis plants. However, the hemp plant's main component is CBD, while the main component of the marijuana plant is THC (which is an hallucinogenic or what gets a person "high"). While CBD is a component of marijuana, it does not cause a high, but rather is known for its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and pain relieving elements.
What also makes our company different is that we use hemp that is C02 extracted from organic hemp, where most companies use hemp extracted with ethanol. Our mission is to bring you the purest product possible.
We've combined the highest quality Full Spectrum CBD, which was CO2 extracted from organic hemp, with creamed California Star Thistle honey. There's 10 MG of CBD per teaspoon (30 mg per tablespoon), .28% THC and terpenes for maximum bio-availability.
What is CBD
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the over 113 Cannabinoid compounds found in Cannabis plants (plants like Marijuana and Hemp). CBD, while gaining in popularity, is often overshadowed by it’s more famous fellow Cannabinoid, Tetrahydrocannabinol (usually know as THC). The two compounds are very different, however. But we will go into more detail about that later. For now, the main thing to know about CBD is that it is found in Cannabis and there is ongoing research into how it may benefit people and their health.
What does CBD do?
Now that you have a basic understanding of CBD, you may be wondering why people love it so much. What does it even do? To be honest, that question is still being answered. Research on CBD is preliminary, but it is promising.
What we do know is that CBD interacts with a system of receptors in the body called the endocannabinoid system. These receptors control many cognitive functions in the body. CBD interacts with the receptors and may boost their function. Some of these receptors are the ones that produce dopamine (the chemical involved in motor functions) and serotonin (the chemical that controls moods). As a result, CBD may help boost your productivity or your mood.
There is other research looking into a number of things that CBD may be able to help with. These studies include ones on inflammation, PTSD, skin health and even epilepsy. In fact, there is a newly FDA approved CBD medication designed to help with epilepsy, called Epidiolex. There are some who take CBD daily like they would vitamins. Just as a way to help with their general health and wellness.
Is CBD legal?
Yes, it is! Most CBD products are legal in all across the United States. This is because a majority of CBD products are derived from Hemp instead of Marijuana. In 2018 the United States Legislature passed the Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is a law that goes under revision every five years (we have an article that goes into more detail about it here). The 2018 version of the bill included a section stating that industrial Hemp with less than 0.3% THC concentration is legal to buy and sell across the country. This was great news for CBD, as Hemp tends to contain much high concentrations of CBD than THC. CBD is also legal in several countries other than the United States.
CBD products that are derived from Marijuana and/or contain more than 0.3% THC are a different story. The legality of those products varies from state to state and is not legal federally. Whether you can find CBD products like that depends on your region’s laws pertaining to medical and recreational Marijuana. If you would like to start using CBD that is nowt from Hemp and/or has more than 0.3% THC, you should familiarize yourself with your state laws on Marijuana.
Will CBD Honey get me high?
No, it will not get you high. As mentioned above, CBD does get conflated with THC often, but they are two different compounds. THC is the component of Cannabis that has a psychoactive effect. It does this by directly binding with the endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. This may create a change in appetite, memory and other cognitive functions. However, as discussed above, CBD doesn’t do that. By merely interacting with the receptors, CBD may boost certain cognitive functions, but it does not have the same sort of dulling effect that THC does.
So, if your main hesitation or concern about using CBD lies with the fear of unintentionally getting high, there is no need for worry. While some CBD products do have THC in them, they are legally required to contain less than 0.3%, which is not enough to get most people high.
What are the different kinds of CBD?
When looking into CBD you will likely notice something. Some products that seem to be the same will have different labels. This is because there are three main kinds of CBD oil. They are Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum and CBD Isolate. These titles refer to what else is in the oil with the CBD, because when the compound is extracted it doesn’t come alone.
Full-Spectrum CBD is the most populous of CBD oils. It is the CBD and everything else that comes with it, including terpenes and THC (less than 0.3%, of course). Broad-Spectrum is similar, with one key distinction; it has not THC. It includes terpenes and other compounds, but the THC is completely filtered out. The appeal of these products is that terpenes can add flavor and what is called the “entourage effect.” This is when multiple compounds work together to create a stronger reaction.
The third kind of CBD is CBD Isolate. If you haven’t guessed, CBD Isolate is CBD all by itself. Products with CBD Isolate are nothing but the CBD and its carrier. This is a good option for those who don’t want any THC in their CBD product, or might be allergic to the other compounds.
If you are new to CBD, you may want to start with a CBD Isolate. It will be helpful in figuring out how CBD works for you.
Does CBD Honey have any side effects?
One common and valid concern that people have when using something like CBD is the potential side effects. CBD does have some, but they are not considered serious. They usually include things like dry mouth, mild nausea, diarrhea and fatigue. However, these side effects are more common in people who take large amounts of CBD frequently. The effects usually fade or completely stop after reducing or stopping the dosage.
That being said, it is still a good idea to talk to consult with a medical professional before you start taking CBD, especially if you are on medication. Some medications do not mix well with the CBD. It may change the effect of the medication or the CBD. All of this goes for any CBD product, including gummies and other candies.
What are the benefits of CBD Honey over other products?
There are multitudes of CBD products out there. They range from lotions to tinctures to capsules to drinks. So, why should someone use CBD honey over anything else? One reason is taste. As we’ve covered, CBD does come from Cannabis, which is known for its distinctive taste and smell. This comes from the terpene compounds in Cannabis. This means that Full-Spectrum and Broad-Spectrum products can have that particular Cannabis flavor. Even CBD Isolate is not free of taste as some users report that it has a bitter taste. Some CBD oils and tinctures have flavoring in them, which may help, but some people may not like the feeling of oil in their mouth. CBD honey, has flavoring and that pleasant honey texture. Taking CBD honey might be nicer on the taste buds than dropping a drop from a tincture into your mouth.
Another reason why some prefer honey is control. Sometimes when dropping a tincture into a drink you may accidently get more drops than you meant. With CBD honey you know exactly how much CBD is in each serving, making it easy to know how much you are taking.
CBD edibles like honey also provide a benefit that CBD lotions and other topicals do not. The effects are broader. Topicals tend to stay in the place that you apply them. This is great for people who are using CBD for skin health and inflammation, but if you are looking for a different effect, honey may be the choice for you.
As stated before, and should always be remembered, you should talk to your healthcare provider before you start taking CBD. You should start your dosage small and work your way up. It is also important that you store your gummies in a place that a child couldn’t get to them and think they are regular candy.