Whats is CBD?

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of over 113 active compounds found in the hemp plant called cannabinoids. It works naturally to reduce anxiety, pain, and sleep issues without any mind altering effects or "high" for the person using it.


A natural connection.

The human body’s endocannabinoid system consists of tiny receptors that play a key role in regulating mood, pain and everyday experience. CBD helps these receptors do what’s needed in order to stimulate all kinds of beneficial changes throughout the body. You could even say our bodies are hard-wired to benefit from CBD.

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CBD products are made by extracting cannabinoids from hemp. These cannabinoids are believed to interact with receptors found throughout your body’s endocannabinoid system.

Using exacting laboratory processes, these cannabinoids can be drawn out in the form of CBD-rich hemp oil. That oil can then be formulated in a variety of ways for the body to absorb or ingest.

Hemp vs Marijuana

Our CBD products are derived from hemp, not marijuana. Although often confused as interchangeable, hemp and marijuana are two completely different plants that both happen to be part of the cannabis family. Their chemical makeup, application, appearance, and cultivation are entirely different.

Today’s marijuana can have up to 25-30% THC. Hemp, on the other hand, is federally regulated to limit the THC level to <0.3% THC%. This minimal amount of THC is not enough to get you “high” when taken as suggested.

Who does CBD Help?

If you incorporate CBD into your wellness ritual in a meaningful way, there’s a good chance it can help improve your quality of life. Every mammal has cannabinoid receptors, which means that you and those you love (including your pets) all stand a chance to experience the myriad of potential wellness benefits that our high-quality CBD products may offer.


What Is a Cannabinoid?

Cannabinoids promote balance and overall wellness by moderating the communication between the cells of your body.* There are two types of cannabinoids: endocannabinoids, which your body naturally creates and phytocannabinoids, which are derived from cannabis and hemp.

What are the effects of CBD?

CBD is known to promote balance and overall wellness by helping to regulate the communication between the cells of your body.* It is known to do this by naturally supplementing and binding with your body’s own Endocannabinoid System (ECS).


The endocannabinoid system is your built-in regulatory system that helps maintain equilibrium in your mind and body, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices try to throw it off balance. You’ll find endocannabinoids everywhere from the immune system, brain, and central nervous system, to major organs, connective tissues, and glands.

Incredibly, this system was only discovered in the 1990s and is considered essential to your body’s ability to cultivate good health. Affecting processes such as sleep, appetite, digestion, metabolism, mood, memory, hormones, and aging, the ECS’s primary function is to maintain homeostasis or your internal stability, despite the unexpected challenges of daily life.

Is hemp extract (oil) the same as hemp seed oil?

In short, no. The terms are often confused with each other but there is a distinct difference between the two types of oil. Hemp seed oil is mainly composed of dietary fats, meaning it can soothe and moisturize skin but doesn’t include CBD and other phytocannabinoids. If you’re looking for products that contain CBD, please check carefully that it doesn’t only contain hemp seed oil.

Will CBD products show up on a drug test?

CBD will not show up on a drug test. Many CBD products, however, contain trace amounts of THC, marijuana’s main active ingredient. If enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test.

This is why it’s critical to know the quality and composition of any CBD product you buy.

At Swiss Relief, we only use CBD Isolate, which contains less than 0.3% THC (undetectable levels) and publish lab tests for every product we produce so you can be confident about knowing exactly what is in the product you are using.

What’s the right dose for me?

It’s completely personal. When you first start taking CBD we recommend starting low and building your dose up until you start to feel the desired results. It can affect people differently, with different body masses requiring different levels to experience effects.

There is no standard daily recommended intake (RDI) but see the guide below as a point of reference.*

Keep track using a daily journal so you can reflect on the benefits over time and adjust your dosage accordingly. It’s your body and you know it best.


Condition Range Weight
61-100lbs 100-175lbs 175-250lbs +
Mild 4mg-6mg+ 6mg-8mg+ 8mg-10mg+
Medium 10mg-15mg+ 15mg-25mg+ 20mg-40mg+
Strong 25mg-40mg+ 30mg-60mg+ 40mg-60mg+

How do I know how much CBD is in the product that I'm purchasing?

This can be tricky given there are many brands making misleading claims and the category has yet to be tightly regulated.

Our tips on what to look out for:

1) Make sure the product you’re buying includes a cannabinoid hemp extract, not hemp seed oil. As mentioned above, hemp seed oil might be great for your skin, but it does not contain any CBD.

2) Look for the mg of CBD in the product not just the mg of hemp extract. Hemp extract can have different concentrations of CBD ranging from 20-90%. A product claiming 1000mg of hemp extract could actually contain anywhere between 20mg of CBD to 900mg of CBD. This is one of the common ways that many brands are misleading consumers to the perceived quantity of CBD in products.

3) Check the Certificate of Analysis to ensure that what the product claims is actually in the product! A blind sample showed that 70% of CBD companies don’t actually match what they claim on the label. We’ve made a pact of total transparency for our products and publish lab reports for every single batch Swiss Relief manufactures.

Are there any side effects?

CBD is generally well tolerated and proven to have few side effects. Across every Swiss Relief product, we take the utmost care to ensure the purity of our CBD.

As with any other supplement, there is always a chance it could cause adverse reactions for some people or could interact with certain medications so please consult with your physician before use.