FAQ

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. As of 2018, preliminary clinical research on cannabidiol included studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain.

CBD is non psychoactive. It does not cause the ‘high’ associated with THC the most well-known cannabinoid. This absence of a psychoactive effect contributed to its legalization as a wellness supplement.

CBD products may also be called CBD-rich cannabis oil, or hemp-derived CBD oil, or other names. They can be differentiated from hemp seed oil and hemp oil, which are derived from hemp seeds and do not contain CBD.

Isn't the Cannabis plant marijuana?

No. “Cannabis” is the scientific genus under which all forms of marijuana and hemp plants are classified.

We work with industrial hemp plants, not marijuana in producing CBD oil products. All our CBD products are extracted from plants that are legally grown in the United States of America under the 2018 Farm Bill.

CBD does not cause the mental effects associated with THC. As a supplemental product, CBD does not usually cause any immediate, noticeable effect, though some users using CBD isolates report a very fast change.

How does the CBD work?

The body has millions of cannabinoid receptors that respond to external doses of cannabinoids or to the cannabinoids our bodies produce naturally called endocannabinoids.

These receptors are located throughout your body and internal organs and utilize cannabinoids for neuroprotection, stress relief and immune response. Cannabinoids also affect the body’s overall state – impacting sleep, sensation of pain, sleep cycle, and appetite. Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids. When you use CBD you are supplementing a molecule that your body already naturally produces.

CBD does not produce the altered mental state associated with THC because it does not interact with receptors ‘tuned’ to react to THC. However, CBD inhibits the breakdown of the naturally-occurring endocannabinoids, boosting overall levels in your body.

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

The (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors in mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems. These permit receptors allow cannabinoid products to have a biological effect.

A product of hundreds of millions of years of evolution, every vertebrate on Earth has an ECS. In other words, every human body is made to be receptive to cannabinoid effects, though this is only recently being closely examined and taught in medical schools. Our bodies produce cannabinoids. When you take CBD as a supplement you are adding a molecule that your body is already producing naturally.

Do hemp and marijuana differ?

Yes. The difference is the genetics. Industrial hemp and marijuana are both varieties of Cannabis Sativa. Industrial hemp has been bred to have different characteristics that make it useful as an industrial product, being used to manufacture rope, paper and even a natural plastic. For centuries it has been bred to be tough in contrast to Cannabis Sativa marijuana, which is smaller, defined by a proliferation of buds and blooms and high in THC.

Hemp has very little THC and an abundance of CBDs. In recent years, as CBD’s health effects have become established, industrial hemp is bred to produce even higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes. Industrial hemp, having no psychoactive properties, is completely legal.

Are the cannabinoids derived from hemp and marijuana the same?

Yes. Being low in THC and high in CBD, hemp is the preferred plant for extraction of CBD for healthful purposes.

In addition to CBD, Cannabis contains organic compounds called terpenes, isomeric hydrocarbons used to create essential oils and other byproducts. Terpenes have been found to contribute to the body as a digestive aid and to have possibly beneficial antidepressant properties. Terpenes are molecules that give plants their scent, while at the same time protecting them from predators. Luckily for us, terpenes are not just about the aroma, as these powerful compounds have a wide range of medical properties on the side.

Although hemp plants often contain less terpene-rich resin than marijuana plants, this does not affect the quality of the CBD that we obtain from them. We grow strains of hemp that contain a higher terpene content than other hemp plants, rivalling and often matching the terpene quantities found in marijuana plants.

What is the best way to use your products?

No supplement should take the place of a balanced, nutritious diet. However, supplements such as vitamins and calcium have long been recognized as effective and healthful dietary additions.

You should experiment to determine the most beneficial dosage for you, and if necessary, consult with your healthcare professional.

The benefits and risks of CBD have not been evaluated by the US Food and Drug Administration, although a complete FDA evaluation for efficacy is not required before a product can be made available to the public.

Our supplements are derived from industrial hemp,a legal plant from which many siedly used products are produced. Our extracts contain either zero THC or less than .03% concentration of THC, a legal threshold established by the US government.

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recommends consumers be aware of active ingredients in products they consume, which is defined as any substance that has a biological or chemical effect. Our products do contain active ingredients. The most abundant of which is CBD.

Active ingredients may cause side effects when taking dietary supplements. US government authorities estimate most likely to experience negative side effects are combining supplements or using them in place of or in addition to prescription drugs.

Our products are intended for internal consumption.

Because our hemp extract is a natural supplement that comes from a plant, It has a plant-based taste some consider to be bitter. You can blend it with honey or applesauce in order to mask the taste if you so choose, or utilize our capsules with a glass of water or juice.

Hemp Capsules are are intended for internal consumption.

CBD isolates are intended for internal consumption.

CBD lotions are made to be used topically.

CBD Vape Oil ie meant to be be vaporized.

Our Pet products are intended for internal consumption by pets.

Are your hemp extracts safe?

Yes but you should check with your doctor before you add any supplements to your diet, including CBD oil.

What are the HEALTH benefits of CBD?

Federal regulations forbid us from making health claims regarding our products. We recommend them for general wellness.

Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

No. Standard hemp oil is produced by cold-pressing seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a full plant extraction that includes many components not found in seeds, such as a broad range of cannabinoids and terpenes that contribute to wellness.

Where does your CBD come from?

We only use domestically grown hemp extracts in our dietary supplement manufacturing. The base in our Classic formulations is certified organic.

What type of extraction method do you employ?

We use the ethanol extraction method. Ethanol extraction is the most widely-used cannabis/hemp extraction process that allows for optimal retention of terpenes and other sensitive compounds. We employ low-temperature and relatively low-pressure CO2 extractions for some products. Further processing is required to obtain the correct purity levels for CBD isolate and vape products.

What about testing and analysis?

Certified independent third-party laboratories test all our products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, agricultural chemicals such as pesticides and fungicides, bacterial/microbial life, and mycotoxins (fungus). Our isolate is tested for potency, heavy metals, and pesticides. We post all analysis results online.