What is hemp?
Treadwell Farms makes its Hemp Extract from high resin cannabis plants that meet the legal definition of Hemp. The legal definition is; varieties of the plant Cannabis Sativa L. which contains .3% or less THC content on a dry weight basis.
What is CBD?
CBD is a cannabinoid, which is a compound that influences a system within our bodies called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for modulating many physiological processes in the human brain and body. There have been over 200 cannabinoids that have been identified so far in the Cannabis plant. Of these plant compounds, THC and CBD have been the most researched.  CBD does not directly bind to endocannabinoid receptors in the body like THC does, but exerts its influence via other methods.
How much CBD should I take?
Scientific evidence suggests that CBD is safe even when consumed in large doses. However, it is ideal to begin with a small dose of CBD, especially if someone has little or no experience with using it. CBD has bi-phasic properties, meaning that at low doses and high doses may produce opposite effects. For example, an excessive amount of CBD could be less effective than moderate doses. Use the same product and dose for several days to see how the product affects you. Observe the effects, and adjust if necessary.
What is the Endocannabinoid System(ECS)?
This system is pervasive throughout the body and regulates many important physiologic pathways. It isn’t just humans that have it. All animals, even worms have one as well.
The ECS was discovered in 1992 when researchers injected THC (tetrahydrocannabinol- a compound from cannabis) into human subjects and tracked its influence across the body.  Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found in the brain, organs, glands, connective tissues, and immune cells. Even the mitochondria, the powerhouses of our very cells, are influenced by the endocannabinoid system.  In each part of our bodies, the ECS has different roles. But the end target is always to bring us back into balance. The ECS serves these primary functions:
Homeostasis (the maintenance of balance).
Read more about this on our blog post here.
Why is the ECS helpful for so many conditions?
The endocannabinoid system is a crucial component that influences almost every aspect of how our body works. It is the widest spread receptor system we have that plays a vital role in alleviating misalignment and treating chronic conditions. The reason many people haven’t heard about the endocannabinoid system before is because of its relation to cannabis.
How are your products tested?
We quadruple test — at harvest, upon extraction, after manufacture, and upon bottling. This ensures CBD potency and purity, the quality of the cannabinoid and terpene profile and that our products are free from contaminants including pesticides, heavy metals, and all kinds of foreign matter. By the time the consumer has it in their hand, it's been tested each step of the way to make sure that it’s safe and that it is what we say it is. Consumers have full access to the COA and test results.
Why does Treadwell Farms believe in whole-plant extract?
CBD works best when with the presence of other cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes from the plant. For example, THC and CBD work well in combination with one another, and both amplify one another's healing potential. The therapeutic attributes of the whole plant in combination with one another is known as the “entourage effect”. The sum is greater than its parts!
Where does Treadwell Farms make its products?
We create our artisanally crafted products in Umatilla, Florida and governed by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Division of Food Safety.
Want to know anything else?
If you have additional questions not included here, please reach out and contact us and we will be happy to provide more answers.