CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound found in the Cannabis sativa plant. You can obtain CBD from marijuana or from hemp. All Releaf CBD is 100% hemp-derived as the hemp plant offers a richer source of CBD.
CBD is one of many cannabinoids, but unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it does not produce psychoactive effects or make you feel “high.” CBD interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a crucial role in regulating various physiological processes.
The ECS is a complex system of receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids that are naturally produced by the body. It helps maintain homeostasis, which is the balance of various bodily functions. The ECS has two primary types of receptors: CB1 receptors, primarily found in the brain and central nervous system, and CB2 receptors, mainly located in the peripheral organs and immune cells.
CBD interacts with both CB1 and CB2 receptors, but its interactions are more complex and indirect compared to THC. Instead of binding directly to the receptors, CBD modulates their activity. It can enhance or inhibit the function of other cannabinoids or neurotransmitters in the body.
The potential therapeutic benefits of CBD are wide-ranging and may include:
- Pain relief: CBD may help alleviate pain by reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters involved in pain signaling.
- Anxiety and depression: CBD has been studied for its potential to reduce anxiety and depression symptoms by affecting serotonin receptors in the brain.
- Neuroprotective properties: CBD may have neuroprotective effects, potentially benefiting conditions like epilepsy and multiple sclerosis.
- Anti-inflammatory effects: CBD has shown anti-inflammatory properties, which may be helpful in conditions such as arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease.
- Sleep improvement: CBD may aid in improving sleep quality by reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation.
- Potential anti-cancer properties: Some studies suggest that CBD may have anti-tumor effects, although further research is needed in this area.
Yes, hemp-derived CBD is legal in Canada. The production and sale of CBD products derived from industrial hemp are regulated under the Cannabis Act. As long as the CBD products comply with specific regulations, including containing less than 0.3% THC, they can be legally produced, sold, and purchased in Canada.
Yes, you can travel within Canada with hemp-derived CBD products. Since hemp-derived CBD with less than 0.3% THC is legal throughout the country, you can transport it within Canada without legal issues.
Traveling internationally with hemp-derived CBD products can be subject to the laws and regulations of the destination country. Each country has its own regulations regarding CBD, and some may not allow its importation or have specific restrictions. It’s crucial to research and understand the laws of the country you are traveling to before bringing any CBD products with you. It’s recommended to consult with the destination country’s embassy or consulate or refer to their official guidelines for accurate information on traveling with CBD.
As regulations can change over time, it’s always advisable to stay updated with the latest information and consult with legal professionals or relevant authorities for specific advice on hemp-derived CBD in Canada.
Yes! Each batch of our CBD-isolate is processed in a lab and undergoes independent third-party lab testing prior to use. This process ensure that our products are 100% free of THC. If you are subject to drug testing (for THC) occupationally or in sport, it is imperative that your CBD undergoes this level of testing. Should you wish to view our lab results, please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The optimal CBD dosage varies depending on factors such as body weight, individual body chemistry, the specific condition being treated, and the concentration of CBD in the product. It’s recommended to start with a low dosage and gradually increase it until you find the desired effects.
CBD is considered to have a good safety profile, and it is generally well-tolerated by most people. It is rare to experience an overdose of CBD in the traditional sense. However, taking extremely high doses may result in potential side effects such as drowsiness, gastrointestinal discomfort, or changes in appetite.
CBD can interact with certain medications, as it affects the activity of certain enzymes in the liver that are responsible for metabolizing drugs. This can potentially lead to an increase or decrease in the effectiveness or side effects of those medications. If you are taking any prescription medications or have concerns about drug interactions, it’s important to consult with a healthcare professional before using CBD.
Please allow 3-5 business days for orders to be shipped. You will receive an email with the Canada Post tracking information once your order has been processed. We are located in Calgary, AB and average shipping times are:
Calgary – 1 business day
Alberta (outside of Calgary) – 1-2 business days
BC, SK, MB – 2-5 business days
ON – 7-10 business days
Should you require your order more urgently, please contact as at email@example.com to discuss alternative shipping options.
While we do not have our own brick and mortar store, we do have several small-business retail partners in Calgary:
Back to Motion – 5615 4 St NW, https://www.backtomotion.com/
Evolve Strength – 2985 23 Ave NE #125 https://www.evolvestrength.ca/sunridge/
Bedrock CrossFit – 640 42 Ave NE, Unit 6 https://www.bedrockcrossfit.com/
South West Massage and Wellness Centre – 22 Midlake Blvd SE #650 https://www.swmassage.ca/
RISE Athlete – 333 28 St NE, Unit 10 https://www.riseathlete.net/
*Please note that not every retailer carries our entire product line. If you are looking for a specific product, please contact the retailer or our team to confirm availability.
We are also carried by a large spa distributor so you can find our products in many spas and salons across Western Canada.