CBD products have exploded on the market—from CBD creams & lotions, massage oils, and balms to CBD edibles, CBD tinctures, infused products, and more. But what is CBD, and how do CBD products comply with federal and state laws? For these questions and more, here is a collection of fast and easy FAQs for physical therapists to get you started.
What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids that can be extracted from the cannabis plant. There are approximately 113 cannabinoids found in a cannabis plant.
What type of CBD is low in THC?
CBD derived from hemp, not marijuana, is low in THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol—the chemical responsible for many of marijuana’s psychological effects.1
How much THC can be in a product?
To comply with the federal 2018 Farm Bill, CBD products must have less than .3 percent THC.
What does full spectrum mean?
Full spectrum means that an oil or product contains all of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant in nature rather than just CBD (cannabidiol).
What does broad spectrum mean?
Broad-spectrum CBD oils contain everything that full-spectrum oils do, minus the THC. Through special filtration techniques, the THC compound can be extracted while leaving other cannabinoids intact. Broad-spectrum oils can also be created by starting with CBD isolate and then adding various cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
What are isolates?
CBD isolate is CBD that has been extracted and separated from all other plant material and compounds. Once extracted, it takes the form of white powder and can be used in creams, lotions, oils, tinctures, capsules, gummies, etc.2 Isolate is most commonly added to MCT coconut oil because it is a highly hypoallergenic carrier oil and enhances bioavailability.
What types of CBD products does MeyerPT carry?
MeyerPT carries topical CBD products, many of which feature analgesics in their formulation, including the following:
- Massage Oils
How are brands selected?
Each brand, like CBD Clinic and Plus CBD Oil, is carefully vetted to ensure product quality and compliance with both federal and state law. All products are verified by the manufacturer for concentration, quality, and safety through Third Party Lab Testing, complete with a Certificate of Authenticity per batch.
For more information about our selection of CBD products and to sell CBD products in your practice, contact your account manager at 1.866.528.2144 or get access to professional pricing when you create an account.
1 Bradford, Alina. “What Is THC?” LiveScience, Purch, 18 May 2017, www.livescience.com/24553-what-is-thc.html.
2 Goedeke, Ron. “Full Spectrum CBD VS CBD Isolate: Which CBD Should I Take?” Ministry of Hemp, 23 Oct. 2019, ministryofhemp.com/blog/full-spectrum-cbd-isolate/.
“FDA Regulation of Cannabis and Cannabis-Derived Products: Q&A.” U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, 15 Jan. 2020, www.fda.gov/news-events/public-health-focus/fda-regulation-cannabis-and-cannabis-derived-products-including-cannabidiol-cbd.
Disclaimer: This information is for educational purposes only. It has not been approved by the FDA to diagnose, treat, prevent, cure, or mitigate any diseases or conditions.