FAQ’s About Hemp
We understand how confusing understanding Hemp can be. From understanding what Hemp-Derived products can actually do for the body & mind, knowing how much to take, the different types of Hemp-Derived products, where your products are coming from, what strength/how much to take and so on. We have included FAQ's as well as common topics and some clarity on any confusion that could possibly arise when researching the industry.
[HEMP OIL vs. HEMP DERIVED OIL CONTAINING CANNABIDIOL]
Yes there is a difference between the two! Hemp Oil is NOT the same as a Hemp Derived Oil containing Cannabidiol and will not do the same thing or be near as strong. Hemp Oil typically comes from the seeds of the Hemp plant and those seeds are cold pressed. People mainly take Hemp Oil for its Fatty Acid compounds.
There are different methods used when extracting Hemp-Derived products from the plant.
A common, clean extraction method is CO2 extraction; which is what a lot of companies have turned to, present day.
Another commonly used method is Ethanol Extraction. The Ethanol Extraction method is "Regarded as Safe" by the FDA. This method has been deemed as a more effective method than CO2.
Another 2-part method is called Nano-Emulsion. A summarized breakdown of this method would be: Nano-Emulsion send nano sized emulsions (ripples) into the oil which produces a larger water solubility within the body; helping the body to absorb more as well as absorb quicker into the bloodstream.
Cold pressed Hemp Derived products are another method that is commonly used today.
[FULL SPECTRUM VS ISOLATE VS BROAD SPECTRUM]
When buying a Hemp Product, you will most likely come across the term "Full Spectrum", "Isolate", or "Broad Spectrum".
Full Spectrum means this product contains a wide variety of compounds such as Cannabidiol, Cannabidiolic Acid, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Tetrahydrocannabivarin, Cannabigerol and so on. Many believe Full Spectrum products are the most beneficial because these products contain a vast array of compounds. (Each compound works in the body differently and helps in its own way.) It is scientifically proven that the Cannabidiol and Tetrahydrocannabinol compounds DO need each other to be the most beneficial. With Full Spectrum, most concerns boil down to, "Will I fail a drug test?". Although the answer is 99.9% no, with improper use of Full Spectrum products, there is a .01% chance you could. Give us a call with more details surrounding this question.
Isolate means the Cannabidiol product contains only the compound Cannabidiol. Meaning it is 100% pure Cannabidiol, with NO Tetrahydrocannabinol. Isolate products have proven not to be the most beneficial way to consume your Hemp product internally, although, externally it is beneficial. The Isolate crystals are not the best for your stomach, and are currently being tested for safety by the FDA. However, Isolate products, in higher mg's, are a great way to try Cannabidiol for those who are skeptical of failing a drug test.
Broad Spectrum Products are when you need the best of both worlds. Broad Spectrum is a formula containing CBD as well as a number of other compounds MINUS the Tetrahydrocannabinol. So you have the beneficial aspects of more than a single compound but without the aspect of failing a drug test. This is fairly new when it comes to scientific research and the exact benefits and aspects that make up the Broad Spectrum family, but known to be beneficial. However, the end result from an extraction of Broad Spectrum, is a little questionable considering the compounds are inconsistent each time.
ALWAYS request lab results from any place you buy your Hemp products. Third party lab results will show you the percentage of each compound that makes up the product you are buying. Meaning, you can see if there is really any trace amounts (.3% or less) of Delta 9 Tetrahydrocannabinol. Keep in mind the TOTAL Tetrahydrocannabinol can legally be higher than .3%. If the company or business can't provide lab results or tell you where the Hemp was grown at, you are 100% in the right to question the product and do some research before buying.
What is Hemp?
Hemp is a plant in the Cannabis family that is grown for not only medicinal purposes but also things such as the following: food, nutritional supplements, medicine, skin/body care products, paper, building materials, plastic, bio-fuels, and a LOT more.
What is Cannabidiol?
Its full name, Cannabidiol, is 1 of hundreds of compounds that come from the Hemp plant. The Hemp plant can be grown outdoors or indoors. Once the plant has finished harvesting, the plant is then extracted, hence where the compound Cannabidiol then comes from. The extraction process used to get the oil from the plant contains many highly nutritious properties on top of the compounds. The benefits of certain extraction methods are as listed: omega 3 fatty acids, natural terpenes, vitamins & minerals, chlorophyll, amino acids and more.
Can Hemp products get you high?
No, this is a non-psychoactive substance that does not affect or alter your thoughts and behaviors in a psychoactive way.
Can I 'overdose' or take too much Hemp?
To this day, there have been no reported or known incidents in which CBD has caused a fatal accident. According to a 2011 study, regular daily doses up to 1,500mg have been reported to be well tolerated in human beings.
Is Hemp legal where I live?
Yes! Hemp is legal in all 50 states but must contain less than .3% Delta9 Tetrahydrocannabinol in most states. However, each state is a little different and always changing, so we encourage you to check with local laws before purchasing.