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What is CBD (cannabidiol)?

CBD is one of more than 113 identified chemical compounds, or cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant species. It is a major, non-psychotropic phytocannabinoid (i.e. plant produced compound that has no ‘mind-altering’ effects). CBD is produced in large concentrations in the cannabis plant species, and can also be found in other plants such as hops. 

What kind of CBD is used in Ohana? 

Ohana products contain CBD isolate derived from hemp. There are no detectable traces of THC. 

What is the difference between CBD isolate and distillate? 

CBD isolate is a pure, isolated form of CBD. There are no other active compounds in the extract. CBD distillate contains CBD as well as a spectrum of compounds (e.g. cannabinoids, terpenes, amino acids and flavonoids) that are produced by the cannabis plant species. 


Why does Ohana use CBD isolate?

CBD isolate is used to promote the efficacy of CBD as an individual active ingredient. Ohana formulations were created with particular concentrations of CBD to ensure functionality. 


How does CBD help with skin problems?

All humans, and many other animals, have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), an endogenous system that regulates biological balance, or homeostasis. There are endocannabinoid receptors found throughout the body and skin. Applying CBD topically targets a localized bodily response. Direct interaction with skin receptors through CBD skincare releases the compounds anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

The ECS consists of three key elements: 1. Cannabinoid Receptors (CB1 and CB2), 2. Endocannabinoids (chemical compounds produced by the body) and 3. Metabolic Enzymes (produced to break down endocannabinoids). Phytocannabinoids, such as CBD and THC, interact with the ECS by mimicking biological receptor responses. 


Can I get high from Ohana products?

No. CBD is a non-psychotropic compound. External application or internal ingestion do not result in any mind-altering effects. 


Are there any toxic or potentially harmful ingredients in any of the Ohana products?

No. All ingredients are 100% natural and plant-based. Ohana is committed to clean skincare and transparency within the community. We value healing over harming, which includes everything from healing the planet to self-care for the personal. 


Is CBD safe to use during pregnancy/nursing? 

Ohana recommends consulting a physician prior to use. 


Is there any evidence suggesting CBD can help with skin problems?

There have been studies suggesting that CBD, when applied topically, may help to reduce redness and irritated complexions. Research has investigated CBD and skin ailments, such as eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis. As publications are released, more will be understood about CBD’s ability to reduce inflammation and repair damaged cells.