Understanding the healing power and benefits of CBD

Sanctuary Float Spa is a trusted provider of premium, high-performing CBD oil, tinctures and edibles in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities.

Frequently asked questions

CBD is one of the hundreds of cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids insert themselves into special receptors in the body. These receptors are part of the Endocannabinoid system. 

This Endocannabinoid system, which helps regulate many bodily functions —including appetite, sleep, anxiety level, and cognition — is intimately tied to the nervous system and immune system. 

CBD works with the vast network of receptors in our body and supports many of the body’s physical processes. CBD enables homeostasis (balance) of the body, and when it binds to the endocannabinoid system’s receptors, it can stimulate all kinds of therapeutic changes.

No. CBD is non-intoxicating and will not get you high. CBD products are made with hemp extracts (vs. marijuana extracts) which means that they contain less than .3% THC. THC is the psychoactive component in cannabis that gives the user the “high” feeling. 

The main difference between CBD and THC edibles are the cannabinoids they contain. CBD edibles are derived from hemp, and contain high amounts of cannabidiol (CBD),  some with trace amounts of THC, while THC edibles can be derived from marijuana or hemp, and contain higher concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Both CBD and THC are derived from the cannabis plant, and they both work by communicating with our endocannabinoid system receptors naturally found in our bodies.

While most people seek the mind-altering effects and body relaxation benefits of THC, CBD can be beneficial on its own as well, promoting a state of relaxation and may help to alleviate discomfort, boost mood, ease anxious feelings, and more.

Lastly, THC and CBD differ in the methods in which they are consumed. THC is traditionally smoked, vaporized, or digested through edibles, such as gummies and candies, whereas CBD has been added to a variety of wellness and skincare products, such as oil extracts, topicals, beverages and edibles.

Hemp and marijuana both belong to the Cannabis Sativa L. plant species, and while they retain a number of similarities, they have some key differences. The defining characteristic between hemp and marijuana is the chemical composition contained within each plant. Both plants produce CBD, the non-intoxicating cannabis compound. However, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)—the substance that produces the feeling of a “high”—is produced at very different levels.

By nature, the marijuana plant contains much higher levels of THC (up to 30%).  The hemp plant, on the other hand, is classified as having less than 0.3% THC and is high in CBD—making it an ideal source for getting all the beneficial properties of cannabis without any intoxicating effects. 

As of July 1, 2022, it is legal to sell and consume edibles edibles containing small amounts of hemp-derived THC.

Under the new law, no more than 0.3 percent of THC derived from hemp is allowed — they may not contain more than five milligrams of THC per serving, and no more than 50 milligrams per package. No one under age 21 can purchase the products. There are also labeling requirements to prevent marketing to children.

CBD is federally legal under the 2018 farm bill.

In Minnesota, hemp-derived Delta-9 is entirely legal and ready to be enjoyed. Delta-9 is a remarkable cannabinoid in which many refer to just “THC.” As of this writing, products stemming from the hemp plant with a 0.3% or less concentration of Delta 9 can be bought in the state of Minnesota.

BLNCD’s hemp is US grown and sourced from select organic farms in the Midwest. 

BLNCD has forged partnerships with hemp growers and invested in a hemp processing facility to ensure we have access to the best quality hemp-derived ingredients available. The climate, fertile land and rich farming history make the midwest an ideal place to grow high-quality hemp.

BLNCD’s CBD is extracted at our USDA Certified Organic processing facility. They utilize the supercritical carbon dioxide extraction process (CO2), which is considered the gold standard to extract CBD oil. The process uses highly pressurized carbon dioxide known as a supercritical state, to separate the compounds in the plant material.

Both hemp seed oil and CBD come from the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil is produced only from the seeds, and while it’s nutritionally dense with many purported health benefits, it contains zero CBD. CBD must be derived from the whole mature plants including stalks and flowers.

Full spectrum CBD is considered a whole plant formula. It’s derived from the flowers and leaves of the hemp plant. It contains high amounts of CBD and trace amounts of other cannabinoids, including THC, along with other elements of the hemp plant including naturally-occurring terpenes, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and proteins. These compounds work together to create what is known as the “entourage effect”. This phenomenon refers to the way in which cannabinoids work together to become more effective.

Full spectrum products include all of the hemp plant’s compounds, but its composition will vary from harvest to harvest because it is impossible to set a consistent external condition (weather, soil, temperature) to produce a plant with the exact same composition each time. This is demonstrated with wine vineyards which use the same variety, location, and techniques, but vary in composition from vintage to vintage.

Full spectrum CBD oil tinctures, unless flavored, will taste and smell like the cannabis plant which is described as earthy and grassy. Try the Recovery CBD Oil if you want to try an unflavored whole plant product. 

When full spectrum CBD is blended into topicals, such as body lotion or oil, the smell usually goes unnoticed because it’s disguised by other therapeutic ingredients like herbs and essential oils.

CBD isolate is a crystalline solid or powder that contains 99% pure CBD. A traditional extraction process is used to remove all the active compounds from the hemp plant, followed by a refinement process that strips away all other cannabinoids, including THC, and any plant matter, leaving behind nothing but the CBD chemical compound in its purest form. 

In contrast to full spectrum, isolate has no risk of psychoactive effects, and minimal risk of flagging a false positive on a drug test. Furthermore, CBD isolate is both tasteless and odorless. Isolate is extremely versatile and can be used to make a wide range of products.

We believe there are benefits to formulating products with both types of hemp extract.

Our signature trio of CBD Oils, Bliss, Balance and Chill, are formulated with CBD isolate and intentional terpene blends, which each have their own therapeutic benefit, to deliver consistent and tailored effects to the user. These products contain 0.00% THC and the formulas are consistent with every batch. This can be very important for the customer who is looking for specific benefits (ie: calming, mood/focus, supporting healthy sleep). 

On the other hand, our Recovery CBD Oil is a full-spectrum product that contains a whole plant extract which includes CBD along with other naturally occurring terpenes, vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and other cannabinoids including less than 0.3% THC. This formula is exactly as nature intended but the effects you receive may vary from one harvest to the next. The Recovery Oil is perfect for the hemp purist and to support overall wellness. 

Our CBD Salves are formulated with a high concentration of pure CBD isolate. These products are intended to be used on targeted areas of the body to deliver maximum relief and healing. In contrast, the Body Revival OilBody Revival Lotion, and Vital Nutrient Complex are formulated with full-spectrum hemp extract. When it comes to skincare, we wanted to harness all the goodness hemp has to offer by nourishing the skin with the additional antioxidants and vitamins that come from the whole plant.

Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants. Terpenes are what give each flower, herb and fruit its own unique scent and flavor. Every day, everywhere you go, you encounter terpenes. When you zest a lemon, you smell terpenes. In addition to unique aromas, terpenes play an equally important role in influencing the way we taste, smell and feel when a plant, herb or fruit is consumed. This happens because terpenes interact synergistically with other botanical compounds and humans hormones to create a phenomenon referred to as the “entourage effect” that magnifies the benefits of the plant’s individual components.

The best way to consume CBD oil is by placing a  desired amount under the tongue and letting it sit for 60 seconds. This maximizes absorption into the bloodstream. If you find CBD unpalatable, it may be added to food or beverage, but some CBD will be lost in the digestive process.

A number of factors determine your ideal CBD serving. Because each individual’s

endocannabinoid system is unique, some people may only require a small amount of CBD to receive their desired benefits, while others may require a much higher serving to experience the same effects.

We recommend starting at a lower dose and gradually working your way up as necessary. CBD can take up to 2 hours to take effect. 

Consistency is important. Taking CBD daily stimulates the endocannabinoid system. As a result, your body becomes more sensitive over time and you will start experiencing greater effects. 

CBD can be taken as needed, throughout the day and night. 

We suggest keeping your products in a cool dark place.

In short, you can’t overdose on CBD. A World Health Organization (W.H.O.) report concluded that CBD is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” So far, scientific research has not pinpointed any clear limits to how much CBD is too much CBD. In the absence of precise doses or limits to how much CBD to take, the best thing to do is start slow and pay attention to how your body reacts.

Yes! You can learn more about the regulatory and testing process on BLNCD’s website here, or via the QR code on all of our packaging. We third-party lab test all the raw products for potency, cannabinoid content, microbial, pesticides, residual solvents, and heavy metals. From there, each product batch we make is tested for potency, pesticides and heavy metals.

Our products are formulated for humans and we do not recommend giving them to your pet. We suggest using a pet specific formula and checking with your veterinarian before starting your pet on any new supplement.

According to the TSA, CBD/hemp products can now be taken both in carry-on and checked bags as long as they have less than 0.3% THC. If you are traveling internationally, we recommend checking local law regarding the legality of CBD products.

CBD can interact with prescribed medications, so it’s important to talk with your doctor before adding CBD into your routine.

If you have additional questions please email us at float@sfswellness.com or call us at (952) 405-6619.

We do not intend to provide medical information, and our products are not intended to cure or treat any disease. We recommend consulting your doctor if you have any questions regarding CBD.