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Hemp Oil FAQ
What is Hemp Oil?
Hemp Oil is the extracted contents of hemp plants. Hemp is a rich source of phytonutrients and cannabinoids of all types, not just CBD (Cannabidiol). These combined cannabinoids can produce an effect that’s stronger than any one cannabinoid combined. Hemp oil and CBD are not inherently the same thing, as CBD is reference to a single cannabinoid where as hemp oil is a vessel for many cannabinoids.
What is CBD?
What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD?
Although from most of what you read out there you would think that Hemp oil and CBD oil are the same things, but they are not! This is very important to understand if you want to take the oil that is going to give you the greatest benefit. Hemp oil gives you so much more than just CBD.
CBD oil can refer to the isolated CBD compound added to a carrier oil, to CBD extracted from either hemp or marijuana, or to a broad or full spectrum of compounds in addition to CBD added to an oil. So it’s a murky definition at best. Worse even, those compounds that do focus only on cannabidiol do so often with harsh extractions that destroy much of the beneficial nutrients available.
Hemp oil is more specifically referring to extractions from the aerial plant parts (mostly leaves and flowers) of hemp plants. These extractions don’t focus on any one cannabinoid, and instead try to capture as many as possible.
Our hemp oil is made by infusing coconut (or MCT) oil directly with the whole plant hemp material, which produces a true full spectrum oil. Our hemp oil is rich in CBD and other beneficial phytonutrients while containing only trace amounts of THC.
What are cannabinoids and phytocannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds, Endocannabinoid refers to those that occur naturally in the body, while Phytocannabiniod refers to those that occur naturally in several plants including cannabis. Phytocannabinoids are the primary chemical compounds found in all cannabis plants.
What is the difference between a full-spectrum hemp oil and isolate?
Full-spectrum hemp oils are made with whole plant hemp extracts that contain all of the beneficial phytocannabinoids (CBG, CBN, and others), terpenes (beta-caryophyllene, b –pinene, humulene, and limonene), plus flavonoids, polyphenols, and other important hemp-derived phytocompounds. In contrast, some hemp oil products are made from isolate, which is just one singular compound (such as CBD) added to a carrier oil, and therefore do not contain any of the other beneficial phytonutrients or provide the “entourage effect”.
What is the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how do phytocannabinoids affect it?
The Endogenous Cannabinoid System (ECS) is a biological system with the human body, as well as other mammals, composed of endocannabinoids (cannabinoids naturally produced in the body such as anandamide and 2-AG), enzymes that synthesize and degrade the cannabinoids, and cannabinoid receptors (primarily CB1 and CB2) found in the central and peripheral nervous systems. The main purpose of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis in the body.
What is industrial or agricultural hemp?
Industrial hemp is classified as the non-psychoactive cannabis sativa plant and is grown legally in over 25 states under the Federal Farm Bill Section 7606. Industrial hemp plants must be inspected and certified as such by the state in which they are grown. These regulations have been greatly expanded upon with the introduction of the 2018 Farm Bill.
What is the True Entourage EffectTM and why is it beneficial?
The True Entourage EffectTM refers to the combined effect of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds in the plant working together in synergy. The combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects. Only full-spectrum hemp oils deliver a complete true entourage effect.
What is LipidTrans™ and how is it different from common extraction processes?
What does single-origin mean?
Single-origin means there is one source for the hemp plant from which the finished hemp oil products are derived. Ideally, hemp plants and the specific variety should be traceable back to the country, state, and farm where they were grown in order to verify farming practices such as sustainability and use of pesticides, synthetic chemicals or herbicides, as well as to ensure integrity from batch to batch.
What are the commonly accepted benefits of using hemp oil products?
Digestible hemp oil products as classified as herbal remedies. And just like other supplement companies, hemp oil companies cannot claim that hemp oil will treat or cure any specific condition. Descriptive language used most commonly is that hemp oil products “may help to relieve discomfort, support sleep, support the body’s interrelated signaling systems (the endocannabinoid system), and promote an overall sense of balance and homeostasis to the body.”
What are the possible side effects from using hemp oil products?
Hemp oils are safe for most people and there are very few, if any, potential side effects. The vast majority of people take them without ever experiencing any unpleasant effects at all, and the rare few who do will most likely experience only minor symptoms such as mild stomach upset or dry mouth. These can be relieved by taking with food and drinking plenty of water.
Is it legal for a person to use hemp-derived supplements in all 50 states?
Yes. Hemp-derived supplements are treated like any other supplement. Despite the laws regulating production, these supplements are legal to purchase and use in all 50 states, and no travel restrictions exist. Hemp-derived supplements are also safe for children and legal to give them. (As with any supplement, adult supervision is advised.)
Will taking hemp oil cause users to fail a drug test?
As with any cannabis-based product, there is always a chance of triggering a positive drug test depending on the amount/duration taken, the individual metabolism, and the type/sensitivity of the test. Users are encouraged to talk with their employer or healthcare provider if this is a concern.
Where does hemp oil come from?
Does CBD get you high?
No, CBD will not get you high. It actually has been proven to have the opposite effect by blocking the receptors of THC and lessening the psychotoxic effect when present in a THC strain. It’s safe to take CBD and go on normally with your day.
What is the difference between THC and CBD?
Is a standard hemp seed oil similar to a CBD extract?
Does hemp oil contain THC?
One of the most asked questions, hemp is not the same as the marijuana. Hemp contains only trace amounts of THC, and many hemp varieties have a naturally larger concentration of CBD. Every batch of our hemp oil is third party tested to verify the CBD potency, but also to ensure it is well below the 0.3% THC limit. The cannabinoid profile of hemp provides all of the benefits without the “high” feeling.
Is hemp oil legal?
How do I use hemp oil?
How long does it take for Hemp Oil to work?
How long does hemp oil last?
What is the difference between Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil?
It’s important to distinguish the difference between a hemp oil and a hemp seed oil, as they are different things.
Hemp Oil is derived directly from the hemp plant itself, from leaves and flowering parts of the plant. That is where you’ll find the majority of beneficial compounds in the way of cannbinoids for the hemp plant and other cannabis plants.
Hemp Seed Oil however is made from solely hemp seeds. While these can and do have some cannabinoids, the purpose of hemp seed oil is not for direct ingestion, but often more for cooking. The beneficial nutrients and fat compounds can make for a delicious edge on many meals, but it’s not made to provide a user with any measureable amount of cannbinoids.
What are phytocannabinoids?
Phytocannabinoids are compounds found in nature that influence and support the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This includes the many cannabinoids that are produced by the cannabis family of plants, the most familiar being THC and CBD.
Where can I buy hemp oil?
What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?
How much CBD oil should I take?
What kind of testing/analysis is done on your product?
What type of extraction method do you use?
Why do people use hemp extracts?
What makes Synchronicity better?
What does full-spectrum mean?
Which of your products should I get?
How much THC is in your products?
Do I need a prescription? Do I need to avoid driving or operating heavy machinery? Any other restrictions?
Does Hemp Oil make you sleepy?
Hemp oil is known for bringing a feeling of balance and relaxation to users. While this does not directly equate to sleepiness, grogginess, or otherwise, it can lend itself to more restful sleep, even if that is not the factor making you fall asleep. Some cannabinoids have been shown to affect rest and sleep more than others.