Frequently Asked Q&A

There are so many questions surrounding CBD and because we hear the same questions often, we felt it the perfect opportunity to share a list of the more introductory questions we come across. We’ll do our best to keep it short, sweet and to the point!

What does CBD stand for?


What is CBD?

A chemical compound found in cannabis plants and tends to be most abundant in the hemp plant.

What does CBD do?

The short answer is that CBD works with our endocannabinoid system (ECS) to help maintain internal balance despite external factors.

Will I fail a drug test from using CBD?

CBD on it’s own will not cause a failed drug test but if you are taking a full spectrum product (all cannabinoids including <0.3%THC) it is possible to test positive. If you are using a broad spectrum product it is very rare but possible to have a false positive drug test. This is due to the CBN content, typical drug tests struggle to differentiate between THC and CBN.

Will I experience side effects?

A common question with a complicated answer. The majority of people will not experience any side effects, it is very rare but has not been studied long enough to give a direct yes or no. If you are concerned about a drug interaction always consult your physician prior to starting a CBD regime.

How long does CBD stay in your system?

For the majority of people, 2-5 days. But keep in mind every body is different and can vary depending on individual factors such as metabolism, etc...

How will CBD make me feel?

The beauty of CBD is it’s not what you feel, it’s what you don’t feel! CBD does not have intoxicating effects such as THC. Some will feel a noticeable sense of calm, many will feel a sense of relief from things such as joint/muscle discomfort, symptoms of stress and more. 

Will CBD get me high?

No. CBD is not an intoxicating compound.

Where does CBD come from?

CBD is found in all cannabis plants but is most abundant in the hemp plant. 

What are the different ways I can take/consume CBD?

So many options! Oils that are taken orally, edibles, drinks, topicals, capsules, vapes, concentrates, and flower(actual hemp plant buds to be smoked) are super common! 

Are CBD and marijuana the same thing?

No. CBD is a chemical compound found in cannabis plants. Marijuana is one of the plants in the cannabis family.

Is CBD legal?

Yes! CBD has been legal in the US since 2018.

Can you travel with CBD?

Yes! Be mindful when traveling with full spectrum products but as for isolate and broad spectrum products you should have no issues!

How do I find trustworthy brands to purchase my CBD products from?

Ahh, the cardinal question. Because this industry is unregulated you do have to be very vigilant in choosing your products and company. Always look for companies that are third party tested, come from a cGMP facility and are open with where their extract comes from. Also keep in mind that many brands will use cheap fillers to pump out more product so watch the ingredient list and fact panel! Brio Nutrition is dedicated to providing you with the most transparent, efficacious, science backed products that you can trust and believe in.

Hopefully we’ve answered either some of your own questions or maybe even questions your loved ones have had! These are only a handful of curiosities we’ve encountered thus far so we’ll dive into some more intricate questions in upcoming blogs so be sure to check back in!

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