Lev8 ED

Welcome to Lev8 ED!

Here you can find information about our products, methods of use, and resources to help educate you pertaining to CBDs and Terpenes.  

What Are Terpenes?
Definition:
ter·pene
noun
CHEMISTRY
plural noun: terpenes
  1. any of a large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants, especially conifers and citrus trees. They are based on a cyclic molecule having the formula C10H16.
     

Well now you have the definition, but what does that mean and why would you want them? 

Every plant, including ones that bear fruit and herbs, contain oils. Most of us are familiar with essential oils extracted from rosemary, eucalyptus, lavender, etc. These essential oils often have a rich, fragrant smell. These distinguishable scents help attract insects to promote pollination and also ward off predators and plant eaters. They also help plants create resins which can be  extracted to make essential oils and terpenes. When consumed, inhaled, or applied directly to your skin, these oils can offer medicinal benefits and natural relief. Terpenes can also affect how you feel since they bind to some of the same receptors in your brain as cannabinoids found in cannabis and this effect is even stronger when combined with cannabinoids like CBD and THC.

Marijuana also contains naturally high levels of terpenes so those wonderful dank, skunky, earthy or floral smells that are each distinctive to various marijuana strains come from the terpenes within the plant. 

Links:

High Times - What are Terpenes?

Leafly - What Are Cannabis Terpenes And How Do They Affect You?

Cannainsider - Cannabis Terpenes

 

CBD Info

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant. It does not cause a “high” effect and can offer relief from many conditions. At Lev8 Labs, we source our CBD isolate only from hemp with a purity of 99.7% or higher as required by law according to the Farm Act of 2014. 

Unlike marijuana, hemp contains extremely low (less than 0.3%) THC. THC is the compound in marijuana that is psychoactive. Though CBD from marijuana is legal in many states, we choose to source our CBDs only from organic hemp farmers in the USA so we can sell our CBD products legally. 

The legality of Cannabidiol from hemp is based on a 2004 unanimous ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which determined that the DEA “cannot regulate naturally-occurring THC not contained within or derived from marijuana, i.e., non-psychoactive hemp is not included in Schedule I. The DEA has no authority to regulate drugs that are not scheduled..”

Safety is another reason we care so much about our CBD sources. There are many CBD products on the market that aren't tested for purity or can often contain harmful contaminates. China is one of the largest manufacturers of hemp in the world, but have loose regulations about extracting CBD or how hemp is grown. The CBD market contains a lot of impure CBD containing harmful pesticides or chemicals used in rope manufacturing.

Even if you don't buy our CBD products, please, always ask about the source of the CBDs or you could be ingesting CBDs extracted directly from daily sweepings off the floor of a Chinese rope factory. 

Links:

Medterra -  The Endocannabinoid System

Is CBD Legal?