Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD? | Is CBD Legal? | Will using CBD cause me to fail a drug test?
| What is the difference between hemp and marijuana? | Is CBD FDA approved or regulated? | How do I ensure my CBD is safe and effective? | What is full-spectrum CBD? What is CBD isolate? | What is the best way to take CBD? | How does CBD work?


What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of more than a hundred phytocannanbinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD is the most prevalent cannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plants extract. CBD is safe and non-addictive. It is currently being tested to treat a wide range of symptoms and diseases in over 500 clinical studies. While the full benefits of CBD are still being discovered, today it is most frequently used to decrease anxiety, reduce inflammation, and relieve pain. CBD has also been shown to have antioxidant and neuroprotective indications.


Is CBD Legal?

Yes, the 2018 Farm Bill federally legalized CBD derived from industrial hemp (containing less than 0.3% THC) in all fifty states. However, use caution when purchasing CBD products from other companies because some products do contain THC and are only legal in certain states. Agora CBD has ZERO THC and is completely legal in all 50 states.


Will using CBD cause me to fail a drug test?

Not with Agora products, the trace amounts of THC found in hemp is eliminated from the Agora CBD products during its extraction process.


What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and Marijuana are two different species both belonging to the cannabis plant family. The biggest difference between the two is their CBD and THC concentrations/ratios. Hemp is rich in CBD (non-psychoactive) with only a trace amount of THC – the psychotropic ingredient that produces the “high” associated with marijuana. All trace amounts of THC are removed from Agora products during the extraction process.


Is CBD FDA approved or regulated?

CBD is FDA approved as a treatment for two forms of severe epilepsy. CBD is not regulated by the FDA – meaning there is no supervisory system authenticating that the amount and quality of CBD listed on the label matches what is inside the bottle. This is why it is so important to buy your CBD products from a trusted company that provides third-party testing on every batch of CBD that it produces.
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How do I ensure my CBD is safe and effective?

Find a company you trust. We trust Agora not only for its superior product, but for its unmatched transparency and traceability. Each bottle of CBD can be fully traced, all the way back to the field where the hemp was grown in Colorado. Agora utilizes third-party testing and provides Certificates of Analysis for every batch of every product produced, verifying the potency and purity of the product and the absence of pesticides, chemicals and heavy metals.


What is full-spectrum CBD? What is CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is less effective therapeutically compared to a full-spectrum CBD product. Full-spectrum CBD utilizes the whole plant’s natural synergy, creating what is known as the “entourage effect”. Extracting CBD along with the plant’s natural fatty acids, waxes, minerals, vitamins, terpenes, and flavonoids creates a potent phyto-rich, full spectrum “as found in nature” supplement for your body.


What is the best way to take CBD?

The quickest and most effective way to take CBD is sublingually. By placing CBD Oil under your tongue and holding it for one minute, your sublingual membranes can absorb the CBD immediately, releasing it into your bloodstream.


How does CBD work?

CBD activates and reacts to the body’s endocannabinoid system. The main job of the endocannabinoid system is to achieve homeostasis, or balance and equilibrium, within the body. Internal systems have a set range of normality for things like temperature, sleep, thirst, and hunger. When a part of the body is operating outside of its range of normality, the endocannabinoid system kicks in as a regulatory agent. The endocannabinoid system operates through two types of receptors – CB1 and CB2. CB1 is found in the tissues of the central nervous system in the brain and spinal cord. CB2 is found in tissues throughout the body – in the nervous system, digestive system, and immune system. CBD mildly activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, leading to a perceived increase of endocannabinoids in the body, causing a decrease in pain, anxiety, and inflammation.


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