Q. What is Cannabidiol (CBD)? What is CBD Oil?
A. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring substance in Industrial Hemp/cannabis. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically studied for various reasons. 'CBD Oil' is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the Latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, or CBD-rich cannabis oil. Again, cannabis doesn't mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.
Q. If a CBD hemp extract is 40% CBD, what’s the other 60%? What’s in CBD Oil besides cannabidiol (CBD)?
A. Our CBD products contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids, most notably cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN. In addition to the cannabinoids present in industrial hemp oil extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D, & E), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, & potassium), carotene, chlorophyll, and flavonoids
Q. How does CBD oil work?
A. Because CBD is a natural compound how it works with each person varies. Long story short; CBD bonds with the endocannabinoid receptors found in almost every human cell and helps them do their specific job more efficiently.
Q. What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
A. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, and often grows 12-15ft tall, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, full of flowering buds, and typically grows on 5-6ft tall. Marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD, and only micro trace amounts of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the “high”. Hemp is used for making medicinal remedies, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more. Whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MALE OR FEMALE VERSION OF THE HEMP PLANT.
Q. Is CBD from hemp as good as CBD from marijuana?
A. The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low cannabidiol profile, so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable regarding CBD potency because it naturally has such a high amount of it. However, certain strains of marijuana that are being grown with a very high CBD content, but this is presently still very rare. And the few growers that do have high CBD marijuana strains are struggling to provide for all the people in need. So, industrial hemp is not just an ideal alternative to marijuana, but is most of the time the preferable choice.
Q. Does CBD have a negative interaction with medication?
A. There are no known negative reactions with medications but please always talk to your advising physician if you have questions about using CBD while on medications
Q. What is the best method of ingestion?
A. Vaping CBD is the most effective form of regular consumption with a 70% absorption rate compared to 25% if ingested through the stomach. However, it is up to the consumer how they enjoy it the most.
Q. What’s the ideal serving for me, and how often should I take it?
A. The suggested serving size is 1-2 full dropper full per 5ml tank or 1/5- 1 dropper full on an RDA. Taken orally 1-2 dropper full under the tongue. Studies have shown that 2mg of CBD has similar effects as 200mg CBD. An important factor to acknowledge when considering this question is that most of the studies and research being performed on CBD use an isolated form of synthetic cannabidiol. Our whole plant, hemp derived CBD oil is different as it contains a variety of phyto-cannabinoids as mentioned earlier.- the CBD works best in conjunction with the other cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, CBG, etc.), vitamins, minerals, omega lipids and other natural phytochemicals present in industrial hemp. Also worth mentioning is that the weight of the person may play a role in how the CBD effects the body. A 100 pound female most likely won’t need the same amount as a 250 pound man to gain a similar result. We generally suggest experimentation when figuring out a good serving. Phytochemical constituents from hemp (like CBD) are considered by most to be safe, and there are no known major side effects. What seems to work may vary greatly from person to person. One last note on this is that your body will build up a storage of cannabidiol in the body, which is unlike most chemicals. Unlike alcohol, which is usually absent from the blood stream and body within 24-48 hours after ingestion, cannabidiol is fat soluble and may stay bound to the cells of the body for weeks. This is important to know because after a few weeks of using CBD oil a lesser amount may be required to gain effects similar to the original servings.
Q. What is the safety of cannabidiol and your hemp CBD oil? Are there negative side effects?
A. Cannabidiol (CBD), and other phytochemical constituents of cannabis are considered to be generally safe. In hemp’s thousands of years of use there has not been one recorded fatality or major illness contributed to its use that we know of. In very high servings found in isolates or synthetic CBD some people experience what’s being labeled as Dysphoria, an unpleasant emotional state along with stomach pain and headaches. This has only been mentioned when using abnormally high amounts of CBD.
Q. Why do people use CBD oil? CBD oil benefits and uses?
A. In accordance with US FDA regulations we cannot make direct health claims regarding our CBD products since it is considered a dietary supplement and nutritional product. It has been shown to reduce sporadic anxiety and stress related to everyday activities. It may also help with occasional pain. Please refer to an informational source that isn’t involved with the sales of any dietary supplements, and is a trusted educational source such as Pubmed for cannabidiol research. People from all walks of life with greatly varying circumstances are using our CBD oil with great results for their own personal needs.
Q. Is standard hemp seed oil the same as a high CBD content CBD oil?
A. Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our Hemp CBD oil. Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our CBD extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself. Regular hemp oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, and may provide benefits for certain ailments, but it only has a trace amount of CBD in it, and it is the CBD that is being so widely recognized and studied for its potentially far reaching abilities. We emulsify our CBD extract into hemp seed oil, but it is the CBD that is undoubtedly the main ingredient that makes our product stand out.
Q. Will I get ‘HIGH’?
A. No. Our CBD oils are all made from industrial hemp and our products contain no THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.
Q. How long is the shelf life of your products?
A. 1 year