Cannabidiol (CBD for short) is one of over 100 naturally occurring cannabinoids, derived from the cannabis sativa plant.
CBD comes from the same plant, cannabis sativa, which also produces THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), most commonly associated with feeling “high” or "stoned". However, CBD is non-psychotropic, meaning you will not experience feeling “high" or impaired.
The CBD molecule is the same regardless of the source. However, from a legal perspective, CBD products derived from hemp, like ours, contain less than 0.3% THC, pursuant to the Farm Bill of 2018.
When you’re new to the CBD-scene (or are trying to find your ideal dosage), it can be really tricky to find your sweet spot. Mostly that’s because every body is different and some bodies need more, some need less, depending on your personal biology. Calivolve's chocolates are accurately dosed and scored in half so you can microdose or increase your dosage as needed. The key is to start low and slow. Check out our Dosage Guide to learn more.
It can take anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour, but can vary per person. Be consistent with your consumption. Start off by ingesting one 20mg Calivolve CBD chocolate truffle every day at the same time for 7 days. We also highly recommend keeping a journal to track dosage and effects.
Cacao and cannabis have a lot in common. They both produce a cannabinoid called anandamide – the “bliss molecule”. Similar to THC, anandamide promotes a sense of euphoria and reduced pain perception. Calivolve CBD chocolates are infused with full spectrum hemp oil extract which means you get exponentially more cannabinoids from consuming chocolate infused with CBD oil. CBD chocolates are the most discreet and delicious way to get your daily dose of cannabinoids, without feeling impaired.
CBD is a molecule which when isolated in a lab produces CBD isolate. Products made with CBD isolate means you are only consuming one cannabinoid. That’s fine, but in order to find the homeostasis you are looking for when targeting inflammation, pain, anxiety, etc., you should really look for full spectrum CBD. Why? Because it produces the entourage effect. The two compounds, THC and CBD, while resulting from the same exact plant, have widely varying effects - though using them in tandem will bring out the best of both cannabinoids.
The entourage effect is the benefit from all of the cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids present in the cannabis plant working in synergy with your endocannabinoid system.
All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, aka ECS, which regulates our physiology, mood, stress and more through our receptors, CB1 and CB2. Cannabis is a phytocannabinoid, root word “phyto” means outside, so these are cannabinoids outside of your body. Endocannabinoids, from the root word “endo”, meaning inside your body. Cannabis is essentially supplementing the cannabinoids already present in your body. We all have them, but with age, diet and lifestyle, they become depleted over time. Consuming cannabis supplements what your body needs. Check out Project CBD for a deeper dive.
Yes! Always look for third-party lab tested CBD products. This is a very important distinction in sourcing well made, reliable CBD products. Products that have undergone industry-approved testing standards performed by an independent lab. This not only ensures there’s no presence of contaminants such as heavy metals, pesticides or microbes in your CBD products, it also verifies the cannabinoid content of the product and guarantees you are getting what you paid for. Find our lab results here.
Consuming a high dose of CBD doesn’t produce serious side effects. If you take “too much”, you’ll likely feel as though you took a mild muscle relaxant. Also, CBD counteracts the effects of THC so if you ingest too much THC, CBD will make you feel less stoned.