FAQ

What is CBD?

CBD  is one of the 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in hemp plants and marijuana plants.  The CBD used in Rio Bios products is derived from hemp plants.  CBD an appealing option for those who are looking for relief from anxiety, stress, pain and other symptoms without the mind-altering effects of pharmaceutical drugs. Unlike THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil like coconut oil. It’s gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, with some scientific studies confirming it may help treat a variety of ailments like chronic pain and anxiety.

How will I feel when I eat Rio Bios CBD goodies?

CBD is naturally calming for most people. We hope you’ll feel just a little bit better, a subtle release in anxiety, stress, tension, pain, and worry. It can cause an alert and energizing focus yet encourage relaxation and ease.  Some people feel less pain.  Some just feel happier.  It depends on your body chemistry.

How do I know the right dosage?

We say always “start small” with half a cookie or less if you’re concerned. Then you can eat more the next day and see if you notice a difference. Everyone metabolizes food differently, so dosage requirements vary dramatically.  Rio Bios are designed to be purposely small cookies and contain only 10mg of CBD. Luckily, you cannot overdose. So, experiment and figure out the right amount of Rio Bios for your mind and body.

Is CBD safe?

Yes. Many studies show that CBD has healing properties and no harmful impact on humans or pets. A 2006 study published in the Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research concluded that CBD was safe at a wide range of doses in both healthy and epileptic study participants. 

 Are there side effects from consuming CBD?

No. The impact of CBD is very subtle, especially in small doses.  Rio Bios have only 10 milligrams (10 mg) of CBD, a mild dosage.

Can I eat too much CBD?

No.  Some people need more than others to feel the impact.  For serious medicinal use, some CBD products can contain as much as 60-100 milligrams. Rio Bios cookies are only 10mg, so you can eat multiple cookies with no worries.

 How long does it take to work?

After you eat a CBD edible, it can take 20-60 minutes before you notice any difference in how you feel.  It’s hard to gauge how long before the CBD you eat is absorbed in your system.  And it depends on whether your stomach is full or empty. The impact will be faster on an empty stomach.

 How long will the CBD affect me?

Personal chemistry dictates how quickly CBD produces its effect and for how long. With their long-lasting nature, CBD edibles can provide prolonged relief from mild pains and daily stresses—up to 4 hours of relief. 

Will CBD show up in a drug test at work?

No. CBD is not a drug.

Can I take CBD and still function at work?

Yes.  CBD is good for your body.  It won’t affect your ability to think clearly or to do physical work. In fact, you’ll be more focused. Great for studying too!

What research has been done on CBD?

There have been numerous studies on CBD.  The most promising studies have seen seizures dramatically reduced in epileptic children using CBD.  No harmful side effects have come up in any of the studies. 

Are any people allergic to CBD?

No studies have shown any allergic reactions to ingesting CBD.

How long will Rio Bios products last?

Our baked goods are best eaten right away or frozen.  They will last about two weeks if you leave them in the pantry, several months if you put them in the freezer.