Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant. Of over 480 different compounds present in the plant, only around 66 are termed cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) is another important component, which makes up about 40% of the plant resin extract.

Classes of cannabinoids

The cannabinoids are separated into the following subclasses:

  • Cannabigerols (CBG)
  • Cannabichromenes (CBC)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabinodiol (CBDL)
  • Other cannabinoids including cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE) and cannabitriol (CBT)

Effects of cannabinoids

Cannabinoids exert their effects by interacting with specific cannabinoid receptors present on the surface of cells.

These receptors are found in different parts of the central nervous system and the two main types of cannabinoid receptors in the body are CB1 and CB2.

In 1992, a naturally occurring substance in the brain that binds to CB1 was discovered, called anandamide. This cannabinoid-like chemical and others that were later discovered are referred to as endocannabinoids.

The effects of cannabinoids depends on the brain area involved. Effects on the limbic system may alter the memory, cognition and psychomotor performance; effects on the mesolimbic pathway may affect the reward and pleasure responses and pain perception may also be altered.

Why is Hemp mixed with a carrier oil such as MCT oil?

Hemp Infused CBD oil is a combination of the raw hemp and a carrier oil.  The “raw” hemp is too strong and must be mixed with other oils to provide a solution that will evenly distribute the hemp throughout the liquid and provide the various strength amounts that are needed to customize for each individual person.  The cannabinoids when mixed with healthy fats dissolve into the human body efficiently.

What is MCT Oil?

MCT oil is a Medium Chain Triglyceride derived from coconut oil.  MCT oil alone has a long list of potential health benefits such as improving focus, mental clarity and memory by breaking down the fats into fuel for the brain. (Bullet proof founder Dave Aspry).  MCT oil can possibly help with weight management, improve metabolism, is easily digestible and has almost no flavor.

Why MCT Oil versus hemp oil?

MCT oil, which stands for medium-chain triglyceride oil, is derived from coconut oil. MCT oil is composed of shorter fatty acid chains, which allows it to be rapidly absorbed by the body. This means that when CBD is combined with MCT oil, it can potentially lead to faster and more efficient absorption, resulting in quicker onset of effects. Additionally, MCT oil is generally flavorless and odorless, making it ideal for those who prefer a neutral taste or wish to avoid the distinctive flavor of hemp.

Do Lake Roots products contain THC?

Some Lake Roots products contain THC and have less than 0.3% THC in accordance to the legal regulations in all 50 states. We also offer THC Free options for people that are subjected to drug testing.  Depending on how in depth the drug testing is the THC Free may still show up on a test due to the test detecting the cannabinoids in the oil. To be completely safe, call the testing company to see if they test for THC and cannabinoids or just THC then make your own personal decision.

How do I take the oils and other products?

  • OILS: We recommend starting at 0.25- 0.5mL and increasing as needed. Shake the product before use and then put the drops under your tongue, hold it there for 30-60 seconds and then swallow. Take twice a day.
  • GUMMY: The gummy products can be cut in half to achieve the right amount of CBD, if needed.

How are Lake Roots products processed?

We use CO2 extraction processes to extract the rich cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp with the least amount of residue left behind in the end product.

Where is the hemp for Lake Roots CBD oil farmed?

Lake Roots products are contracted from locally grown Wisconsin farmers and are processed in Northwestern Wisconsin and bottled in Wisconsin.  Our farmers use organic growing practices to provide you with a clean hemp product.

Are your products third-party tested?

Yes, our products are all third-party tested. Please click on the Certificate of Analysis link on this website for the tests of each potency.

Will CBD interact with my other medications?

As with any supplement, if you have a medical condition, are taking any medications, are pregnant or nursing please consult with your physician before use.

CO2 Processing

Although a clean product is important, its ability to extract thousands of cannabinoids and terpenes is perhaps the biggest advantage of CO2 extraction. There are over 110 known cannabinoids in the marijuana plant and hundreds of terpenes and flavonoids. While both THC and CBD have an array of supposed advantages, a growing number of experts now claim that a combination of their terpenes and cannabinoids is involved in the true ‘magic’ of cannabis and hemp. Cannabinoids such as cannabinol (CBN) and cannabigerol (CBG) are not as plentiful as CBD and THC but can have their own health advantages. CBG may have neuroprotective properties, for instance. CBN, however, is associated with a substantial reduction in pain levels.

Then the little matter of the terpenes is there. Alpha-pinene may, for instance, overcome THC-associated memory loss. Myrcene can decrease blood-brain barrier resistance and contribute to a more comfortable passage. The list continues and continues. The entourage effect means that terpenes and cannabinoids function together better than in isolation. Although a high-quality THC or CBD isolate has its uses, a better bet is theoretically a full-spectrum product. Though ‘CO2 oil’ is the best around, don’t be surprised to learn that CO2 extraction does not require the low-cost cannabis you want.