1. What is CBD? Exactly what is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally taking place constituent of commercial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana and is being scientifically investigated for numerous reasons. CBD oil is a marijuana oil (whether derived from cannabis or industrial hemp, as the word marijuana is the Latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) included within it. Our CBD items and extracts are stemmed from commercial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp obtained CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” because they generally contain much more than just CBD. Once again, cannabis doesn’t suggest marijuana, however, is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all types of cannabis and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we utilize for our CBD and hemp extracts is commercial hemp.
2. What is the best way to take/use CBD?
We have several powerful delivery systems that you can use for optimal results. The drops are by far the most concentrated form of CBD because you are getting in sublingually (under the tongue). There’s a 98% absorption rate with the tincture drops because the CBD gets absorbed right into the bloodstream. However, if you are looking for the best skin care products on the planet, we recommend our CBD Skin Care line.
3. How Much CBD Oil Should I Take? (dosage)
There is no easy answer to this. Our starting advised serving size is 20 drops twice a day but we generally recommend exploring to see exactly works for you. Many will start out with 1/3 – 1/2 of a dropper (5-10 drops) and work their way up to a full dropper twice a day.
4. How are CTFO Oils superior to other products?
Our products are non-GMO, organic, made in the USA, and very rich in the raw materials we use. We are confident in our products because we utilize the full spectrum Cannabis plant and our customers will get better results with our products than any others in the marketplace!
5. Are your products safe?
Yes. All our hemp crops are grown free of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides, so our quality starts with our hemp plants. From the time our hemp oil is harvested to the manufacturing and shipping of our products, we test our hemp oil multiple times to ensure accuracy in potency information and to check for contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and mold, as well as cannabinoid content. We also use a supercritical CO2 method when we extract our hemp oil, instead of harsh solvents. CO2 is a much healthier choice than other potential solvents and is “generally regarded as safe” (GRAS) by the FDA.
6. What’s the difference between CBD oil and the hemp products I buy at the grocery store?
Hemp products sold in stores are most often made with hemp seed oil, which can contain only trace amounts of CBD. While it has been noted that hemp seed oil can be a great source of nutrition, its marginal quantity of CBD per weight makes it unfeasible as a CBD supplement. Our CBD hemp oil, however, is extracted from the stalk of specifically selected hemp cultivars, offering higher percentages of CBD by weight and additional nutritional benefits from the contents of our oil.
7. I heard the FDA was shutting down CBD companies. Is this true?
The FDA has warned companies marketing CBD products not to make any claims about the use of CBD to treat or prevent disease. This is due to the fact that the FDA has not approved CBD or any other cannabinoid for any medical indications and does not currently regard it as having medicinal benefit. We were not among the companies warned by the FDA, and as an industry leader, we make it a point to remain conservatively compliant with all FDA guidelines. We never make claims about the benefits of our products and, instead, encourage you to do your own research and discuss your concerns with your doctor before starting any new dietary supplement.
8. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the exact same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically various hereditary profile though. Industrial Hemp is constantly a stress of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The significant distinction is how commercial hemp has actually been reproduced compared with a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Generally speaking, industrial hemp is really fibrous, with long strong stalks, and hardly has any flowering buds, while a marijuana pressure of Cannabis sativa will be smaller sized, bushier, and filled with blooming buds. However, more recent industrial hemp ranges in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and greater yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now utilizing! 99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and just a really low quantity of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a really high quantity of CBD in many circumstances and only a trace amount of THC. Thankfully, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people trying to find take advantage of cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is utilized for making organic supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so a lot more, whereas cannabis is generally used simply recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term marijuana oil can describe either a marijuana or hemp obtained oil because marijuana and hemp are 2 various kinds of marijuana. In the USA the legal definition of “commercial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP– The term “industrial hemp” indicates the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
9. Are hemp derived cannabinoids from CBD as great as CBD from cannabis?
The short response is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. The majority of marijuana has an extremely low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so the majority of the time hemp would be far more preferable for anything besides THC. Cannabis is usually extremely high in THC (provides individuals the high) but typically very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Nowadays in the USA, lots of farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene-rich as the very best marijuana pressures, such as our partnered farmers in Colorado/Kentucky.
10. What’s the portion of Cannabinoids and CBD in your products?
All of our CBD products have a high purity level. The CBD oil is 80% pure. This is the highest level of purity that you can obtain without extracting and THC from the plant. If you are buying our drops, there’s anywhere from 500 to 750 mg. If you’re buying our CBD Skin Care products, we put just the right amount of CBD coupled with some of the most powerful anti-ageing ingredients on the planet to give you visibly smooth skin and additional healing properties. To clarify the 80% Purity! Purity levels don’t mean what you think they mean. 80% is the highest you can get without extracting THC. When people claim a 98-99% purity it’s because they are isolating the CBD from the entire plant (isolate) then adding it back into the product and calling it pure. We don’t do that because scientifically it doesn’t increase results, and we don’t use just CBD, we have a fill spectrum Co2 extraction method so you’re not only getting CBS, your getting CBG, CBN, etc which is much more powerful than these companies who are advertising 99% purity. We could do that so it looks nice on paper but our lab results prove that we have the more pure oil which is why we post it on our website along with our certificate of analysis, which shows we have NO pesticides, NO heavy metals and it is 100% organic.
11. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?
Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be discovered really inexpensively at a supermarket, is a much various product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Basic Hemp oil is produced by cold-pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil is thought about to be a fantastic nutritive food, however, it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids, and other parts that our extracts do have.
12. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?
We source our CBD from our partnering farms and growers in Colorado and Kentucky. All hemp is grown in the United States.
13. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
All of our products are manufactured in an FDA registered, FDA food registered, FDA approved, CGMP Certified, and cruelty-free facility. We undergo extensive stability testing and can provide a Certificate of Analysis and Chromatography test.
14. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?
CO2 extraction is an extraction procedure that uses pressurized co2 to extract phyto-chemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at specific temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the threats of really being one. It is the most expensive extraction method and is commonly considered the most reliable and safest plant extraction technique in the world. Lots of hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, however, that’s actually just one (and perhaps an inferior) approach of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a basic range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temperature, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller sized yields than super-critical, however, they retain the important oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and heat procedure that harms most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals but can extract much bigger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A genuinely full-spectrum CO2 extract consists of very first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the drawn out oil, and after that drawing out the very same plant material using supercritical pressure, then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the vital oil industry, an extract used this specific process is described as a CO2 Total.
15. What exactly is the endocannabinoid system? (ECS)
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the main and peripheral worried systems, including neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia. There are 2 primary kinds of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are mainly found in the main nerve system and brains of mammals and CB2 are normally found in the peripheral anxious system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (called after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”). For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has actually been equipped with this ECS, a vital system in the body, and it has been learned about in the clinical and medical communities since the 1980’s. Nevertheless, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.
16. Does cannabidiol (CBD) and other natural hemp-based constituents show up on a drug test?
CBD is considered to be undetectable in saliva or urine tests, though there remains a rare instance that the small trace amounts of THC may be detected. All of our products comply with all regulations regarding minimal THC content, and our full-spectrum hemp oil contains less than .03% of THC by volume, as required by law. However, we recommend you check with your employer.
17. Will this get me high?
No. You will not experience a “high” feeling from ingesting CBD oil. Unlike marijuana, hemp contains extremely low levels of (THC), which is the compound in marijuana responsible for making a person feel high.
18. Is this legal?
Our CBD Oil is 100% legal in all 50 states, Canada and the UK. Under the 2014 Farm Bill, CBD derived from Hemp seed oil that has less than .03% THC by dry weight is legal.
19. Why is a full spectrum plant superior to CBD isolate?
In Our experience, a full spectrum plant gives the Endocannabinoid system (ECS) the full cannabinoid profile of CBD, CBG, CBC, CBN, in order to substantiate the health claims. We have over 120 cannabinoids in our CBD formulas which perfectly inhibits the CB2 receptors in the body. Other competitors claim to have a 99% purity which is usually in form of “isolate” or an “Extract”. Although the purity level is higher, the body is only receiving CBD, not the full cannabinoid profile. CBD Isolate is cheaper to manufacture, and when the CBD is isolated, those products lose it’s effectiveness.
20. What are people using CBD oil for?
Many people are using CBD oil to help manage symptoms of various conditions such as:
- Chronic Pain
So now I bet you are wondering where can I purchase the CBD oil, Lisa? You can purchase CBD oil along with a variety of other CBD based products from my website at www.cbdwithlisa.com
Thank you for taking an interest and please reach out to me if you have any other questions or if you need help placing an order. I am here to help you any way I can Lisa K Walker