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WHAT IS CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a type of cannabinoid, a natural chemical compound found in Hemp and cannabis plants, interacts with the endocannabinoid biological system in humans and other mammals. The endocannabinoid system regulates various cognitive and physiological processes – such as mood, sleep, appetite, and pain sensation – in order to promote homeostasis or equilibrium in the body. When introduced into the body, CBD and other cannabinoids assist with regulation and homeostasis, which can help alleviate pain, improve sleep quality, increase appetite and reduce stress.

As a result, CBD may ease symptoms associated with the following conditions:

- Insomnia and other sleep disorders
Epilepsy
- Nausea
Anxiety and stress
- Mood disorders
Chronic pain

Though CBD and THC are among a number of cannabinoids found in cannabis plants, it’s important to know the difference between them. THC comes from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis species known as marijuana and has long been classified as illegal in many countries due to its psychoactive properties. On the other hand, CBD used by Alpha CBD is extracted from another type of cannabis plant known as hemp. This is because molecular CBD is the same whether it is sourced from hemp or from marijuana. However, hemp CBD products usually contain low traces (or zero) % THC and has no psychoactive effects. 

This means that products made from Hemp CBD don’t make you high, as well as offer numerous therapeutic benefits to humans and other mammals.

IS CBD OIL SAFE FOR YOU?

Yes, when you get the best locally manufactured and third-party tested quality CBD products from a reputable and trusted manufacturer like Alpha CBD, then you can rest assured that CBD is non-addictive and non-toxic to your body. In some cases, it can offer great benefits over many traditional nutraceutical and pharmaceutical options. Many of which can sometimes be harmful to your body. Ensure that you’ve consulted with a qualified medical professional, who is well-versed in cannabinoid therapeutics, and that you optimize your ideal dosage.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALPHA CBD HEMP OIL AND MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

While medical marijuana and Alpha CBD hemp oil are both produced from a variety of the Cannabis Sativa plant, Alpha CBD contains 0% THC. Medical marijuana on the other hand contains a higher percentage of THC. THC is the compound that creates the psychoactive effect that gets you high and is associated with medical marijuana.

This means that products made from Hemp CBD don’t make you high, as well as offer numerous therapeutic benefits to humans and other mammals. 

DOES CBD OIL HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?

As is the case with almost all supplements, CBD does have potential side effects. These are usually mild-low and short-lived. Just as too much vitamin A can cause headaches, too much CBD can become unpleasant too. The golden rule when it comes to minimizing any side effects is to always use the lowest dose you possibly can to experience a relief of symptoms. This benefit-to-side-effect ratio is best achieved at the minimum effective dosage. Start with small dosages and increase slowly till you have reached the optimal dosage level.

HOW DOES CBD WORK?

Every living being consists of an Endocannabinoid System, scientists have discovered that over time, the endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes in humans and other mammals. The Endocannabinoid receptors need to be active for a number of health and support reasons. These processes that are affected include a person’s mood, energy levels, intestinal fortitude, hunger, immune activity and even glucose metabolism. What happens when this system is deficient or overactive? Unfortunately, many pathological conditions and diseases may ensue due to lack of the receptors communicating. This is why supplementing the endocannabinoid system with CBD can and may provide relief from a multitude of illnesses and conditions (Pal Pacher and George Kunos, U.S. NIH, 2014).

HOW DO I TAKE ALPHA CBD OIL?

Alpha CBD oil is taken orally. We recommend you drop it under your tongue, then proceed to swish the oil around your mouth before swallowing.

WHAT CAN ALPHA CBD BE TAKEN FOR?

Alpha CBD should be considered a dietary supplement that can be consumed to enhance all-round wellbeing and general health.

WHAT DOES ALPHA CBD OIL TASTE LIKE?

Alpha CBD is unflavoured so it has no flavour besides the Hemp seed oil and MCT extract.

IS CBD HEMP CBD OIL LEGAL IN SA?

Yes, Alpha CBD oil is legal in South Africa and may be purchased online and in a number of pharmacies. Alpha CBD produces CBD oil with no THC for shipping countrywide across South Africa.

CAN I GET HIGH IF I TAKE ALPHA CBD OIL?

No, Alpha CBD does not contain any THC, which is the psychoactive compound in medical marijuana that results in the user feeling high.

IS CBD OIL SAFE SAFE FOR YOUR PET?

Yes, similar to supplementing your own body, CBD is also non-addictive and non-toxic to your mammal pets. This is particularly true when you buy quality products from sources that prioritise accuracy and transparency, like Alpha CBD. Our locally manufactured and third-party tested CBD product range for pets can be safely administered to dogs, cats, horses and other mammals. This can assist with a range of ailments and conditions including but not limited to:

 - joint pain
- inflammation
- arthritis
- aggression
- loss of appetite
- skin allergies

Just be sure to consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with cannabinoid therapeutics before you begin.

HOW LONG DOES ALPHA CBD OIL LAST?

When refrigerated, Alpha CBD’s shelf life is two years (24 months). When not refrigerated, shelf life is 12 months.

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Why CBD?

How much do you know about CBD?

or do you just buy because it is literally on everyone's lips?...

Because you are tired of looking for answers on the little paper on the inside of a pillbox, with all the negative side effects of so many of these pills no wonder we are all opting for a more natural alternative, because you now more than ever understand what it means to live a healthy lifestyle;

When you do product research we all go to the same website, we google it. The internet is full of studies and case studies on the benefits of CBD. Type in "Benefits of CBD" and look at the countless scientifical research that has been done over the last 10 years that will confirm the benefits.

CBD is a worldwide phenomenon and soon all South Africans will know of its benefits.

Alpha CBD is manufactured in GMP and ISO certified facilities, manufactured according to SAHPRA standards and tested 3 times by industry leaders to give you peace of mind before we are ready to box it. This is our quality guarantee to you, our Alpha's.

Alpha CBD has a perfect concentration of 99% Pure Hemp CBD in each 30ml bottle. Our CBD drops contain a specially formulated balance of Broad Spectrum Hemp-derived CBD, Organically grown Hemp Seed Oil, MCT Oil and organic Stevia. With an easy to use dropper, take half a dropper in the morning and half a dropper in the evening.

What are the potential side effects of CBD?

There are dozens of studies that demonstrate the outcomes of CBD as a modality for various conditions. Most of these studies conclude that this CBD is safe and virtually free of side effects.

This review paper on the safety and side effects of cannabidiol by the NCBI, for example, suggests that controlled cannabidiol administration is safe and non-toxic in humans and animals. It also does not induce changes in food intake, nor does it affect physiological parameters like heart rate, body temperature or blood pressure. Also, according to this review paper, “high doses up to 1,500 mg/day of CBD are reportedly well tolerated in humans.”

In 2018, the World Health Organization updated its stance on CBD, recommending that it be removed from drug schedules worldwide. The 2018 Farm Bill in the U.S. followed, making hemp-derived CBD products legal across the country.

Hemp CBD has been on the rise ever since, so it’s important to know what potential side effects you could experience while taking it. Even though hemp has a good safety profile and has very few known side effects, minor side effects have been reported by some. Here’s what you should know before taking CBD.

  1. Inhibition of hepatic drug metabolism

The NCBI study does mention some potential side effects of CBD, such as the inhibition of hepatic drug metabolism and decreased activity of p-glycoprotein. CBD can indeed interact with a series of pharmaceuticals, as it inhibits the activity of some liver enzymes called cytochrome P450. This family of enzymes metabolises most of the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat humans.

If one takes high amounts of CBD, the cannabinoid can temporarily neutralize the activity of P450 enzymes and thus alter the way drugs are metabolized inside the body. This action of CBD can be regarded as a side effect, but it’s not always a negative trait, as the deactivation of P450 enzymes is one of the mechanisms through which CBD neutralizes THC as well.

Putting this in perspective, eating a portion of grapefruit would have a similar effect on the aforementioned liver enzymes. So neutralizing P450 enzymes should be viewed as a minor side effect of cannabidiol. However, if you are taking pharmaceutical drugs and wish to take CBD, you should discuss any potential complications regarding reduced P450 enzyme activity with your doctor and/or pharmacist.

  1. Dry mouth

Another reported side effect of CBD administration is an unpleasant dry sensation in the mouth. This effect seems to be caused by the involvement of the endocannabinoid system in the inhibition of saliva secretion. A study published by Argentinian researchers back in 2006 showed that cannabinoid receptors (type 1 and 2) are present in the submandibular glands which are responsible for producing saliva.

The activation of these receptors alters the salivary production, leading to mouth dryness (also referred to as “cotton-mouth”). As a side effect, dry mouth is easily handled by drinking plenty of water or using a rehydrating mouth rinse.

  1. Increased tremor with high servings of CBD

Early research suggests that CBD taken in large amounts may worsen tremor and involuntary muscle movement in certain individuals. Yet, there are also studies that suggest that cannabidiol is safe and well-tolerated by patients affected by certain severe conditions. If this occurs, reducing the serving should reduce this potential side effect.

People whose conditions include tremor should consult their doctor before taking CBD–and also begin any regimen by taking smaller amounts.

  1. Low blood pressure

Higher amounts of CBD oil can cause a small drop in blood pressure, usually within a few minutes of the CBD entering your system. This drop in blood pressure is often associated with a feeling of lightheadedness. If you are taking medication for blood pressure, you should consult your doctor before taking CBD.

  1. Lightheadedness

Lightheadedness can be caused by the drop in blood pressure that can affect those using higher servings. This side effect of CBD is temporary and can often be resolved by drinking a cup of coffee or tea.

  1. Drowsiness

In higher servings, CBD can cause drowsiness. If you are affected this way, you should not operate machinery or drive a vehicle. In most cases, however, CBD appears to encourage alertness during the day.