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WHAT IS CBD?
If you’re seeking a true mind-body connection, it’s the body’s endocannabinoid system. This complex biological system is made of endocannabinoids, a collection of neurotransmitters that bridge what we think and feel to how our body reacts. Cannabidiol, aka CBD, interacts with these neurotransmitters, specifically the two primary endocannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2. These receptors help balance sensation and mood, while supporting healthy inflammation metabolism.
HOW DOES CBD AFFECT THE BRAIN?
CBD increases the brain’s levels of anandamide, a neurotransmitter named after the Sanskrit word for “joy” or “bliss.” Anandamide is also found in chocolate, which is why many find chocolate oh-so heavenly delicious. It also regulates other brain chemicals like the two feel-good ones everyone knows, serotonin and dopamine.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
Mostly, it’s in the way your body reacts. CBD and THC belong to the same class of compounds but are different structurally, so the body reacts to them in very different ways. THC is psychoactive and bonds with the CB1 receptor to make you feel high. CBD only bonds with CB2 receptors, so it’s non-psychoactive and will not make you feel high.
IF VELOBAR CBD WON’T MAKE ME HIGH, WHAT WILL IT DO?
Everyone is different, so people respond to CBD differently. Unlike THC, cannabidiol (CBD) is non-psychoactive, so it doesn’t have the affects associated with the THC “high” from smoking or ingesting marijuana. We find that Velobar CBD helps manage stress and encourages a calmer mood. Many also enjoy it with yoga, use it for recovery after a strenuous physical workout, or nibble before napping to help get a better night's sleep.
IS CBD LEGAL?
CBD is legal in all 50 states without a prescription. CBD can be legally shipped anywhere in the United States.
BESIDES CBD, WHAT ARE VELOBARS MADE OF?
Velobar CBD bars are made from ultra-nutritious, high-protein superfoods, so they’re as good for your body and taste buds as they are for your mind. All of our bars are gluten-free, vegan and non-GMO. For those with allergies, please note that Velobars contain tree nuts (almond, cashew, coconut) and are manufactured in a facility that processes peanuts, tree nuts, soy, wheat, eggs and milk.
AND SPEAKING OF OUR FACILITY...
Velobars are fairly unique in the CBD edibles world because they are manufactured in an FDA-approved facility under the most stringent food-safety protocols in the country. To be even more specific for you food-geeks out there (and we know you're out there!) Velobars are manufactured at a facility that is committed to developing, implementing, maintaining, complying and continuously improving the policies and procedures required by Safe Quality Food (SQF) Level Two (also known as a "Certified HACCP-Based Food Safety Plan") Food Safety Systems and the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Our manufacturing facility consistently strives for excellence in food safety and quality by passionately employing a HAACP/Preventive Control based food safety program, Pre-requisite (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) policies and procedures and regulatory requirements. Employees are provided with all the necessary training and equipment to carry out all tasks safely and efficiently. All food safety and quality objectives are analyzed annually to be fully aligned with SQF and FSMA.
In short, you can enjoy Velobars confident in the knowledge that they are produced under the highest food-safety standards in the country.
WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO ENJOY MY VELOBAR CBD?
The perfect time is any time you need to unwind or add a little more zen into your life. These are stressful times for everyone... sometimes a little Velobar can go a long way.
WILL EATING A VELOBAR CBD MAKE ME FAIL A DRUG TEST?
Velobars do not contain any THC. So, you will not get any THC in your system from eating a Velobar. That said, drug tests are not always accurate, and some drug tests may return false positives for THC even if the user has only been taking CBD. If you are concerned about drug testing because you don't want to lose your job, we urge you to err on the side of caution and avoid all cannabinoids, including CBD. There are better ways to reduce stress than stressing out about failing a drug test because you took CBD!
ARE VELOBARS VEGAN?
Yes! Velobars are made with plant-based superfoods loaded with protein and healthy Omega 3s, but NO animal products are ever used.