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THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF CBD OIL: For many years people have seen significant therapeutic benefits from the the use of products that contain both CBD and THC however based on the most recent empirical research, clinical experiments and a growing wealth of compelling anecdotal evidence, that THC free or low THC Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) products seem to be able to deliver all the wellness and medicinal effects most people strive for.  It is known that humans and animals have an endocannabinoid system that naturally produces cannabinoid receptor proteins throughout the body. We produce our own endogenous cannabinoids that act on the body and human brain. The human brain has more cannabinoid (CBD) receptors (anandamides) than any other type of protein receptor. We also now know that the phytocannabinoids in cannabis match the human endocannabinoids so closely it’s almost as if the plant was created especially for us. 


HOW DO I USE THE TINCTURES?
The most effective method is utilizing tinctures sublingually (under the tongue). CBD oil can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream via the capillaries under your tongue. The oil should be held there up to two minutes. The remainder that is swallowed will pass through the liver, taking up to an hour for remaining CBD to enter the bloodstream.

HOW MUCH SHOULD I USE?
Cannabis is a personalized medicine. The right CBD cannabis treatment depends on the person and the condition being treated. As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper starting CBD dosage is to take 1–6MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight depending on your level of pain. We encourage you to follow the recommendations on the bottle and remember that few small doses throughout the course of the day is better than one big dose.
Our 500 mg tinctures contain about 17 mg in each full dropper 
Our 1000 mg tinctures contain about 33 mg per full dropper

DO YOUR OILS CONTAIN THC?
For maximum benefit, our products are made with Full Spectrum CBD which means they include both cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis. The CBD and THC interact with different endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, enhancing each other’s therapeutic effects. Although medical and recreational sales of marijuana can contain extremely high levels of THC, the plants we grow cannot contain more than 0.3% THC to be classified as industrial hemp, while the CBD concentration may be as high as 15% or more

WILL YOUR OILS CAUSE ME TO FAIL A DRUG TEST?
According to the standards set by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the limit of THC in your system to fail a drug test is 40ng/ml. This is the standard that most businesses use. This isn’t universal, but it is the majority. There might be a company or two (think NASA) that sets the limit at zero, but they’d have a hard time finding anyone at that level, CBD oil use or not. The MHSA standard is the most common, but there are some companies that use different level.

All CBD oil from hemp contains less than 0.3% THC or less, ours are at 0.16% for 1000 mg products and 0.06% for 500 mg products. The average CBD user takes between 1/mg a day and 40/mg. We cannot legally say that you will not fail a drug test but you can make an informed decision with this information.  

IS YOUR OIL 3RD PARTY TESTED?
Yes. Please see attached documents of our most recent results.

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Are there any harsh chemicals used during processing?
We use a local processor (Western Slope Extraction) that uses only Food Grade Ethanol to process in small batches. The cannabinoids and other constituents are alcohol soluble, with the resulting product  then being distilled to remove the ethanol for reuse. This is the most effective method of retaining all the healing aspects of the cannabis plant.

How does our processor know if the Food Grade Ethanol is out after extracting?
We do a decarboxylation process (more about that below) which heats the oil up and evaporates off any remaining ethanol. We then test our CBD oil to insure there is no trace ethanol left.

Cannabis -Marijuana -Hemp - what’s the difference?
  No matter what you call it, all Cannabis plants are derived from 3 subspecies - Sativa, Indica and ruderalis. Some growers consider Kush varieties to be another sub-species, originating  from the Hindu Kush region of India.
  Users of medical or recreational marijuana typically consider Sativa to be the “head high” strain (THC dominant) and Indica (CBD dominant) to be the more “body high” strain. However, the reality is that due to years of cross breeding, the type of high one gets has less to due with the strain than the levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (Cannabidiol), flavonoids and terpenes. THC and CBD are just the two most prevalent types of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant.
 Cannabis has been grown for thousands of years for fiber and seed - utilized for rope, paper, and oil as well as nutritional and medicinal uses. It is only in recent times, through genetic crossbreeding, that plants have been available with considerably higher amounts of THC and CBD.
  Currently, the term “hemp” is used to refer to the strains of Cannabis use for food, fiber and CBD production - considered “industrial hemp” by the Department of Agriculture. Strains grown for high CBD concentration look not at all like the strains for fiber and seed, yet are still considered industrial hemp so long as the contain no more than 0.3% THC. Cannabis sativa cultivars are used for fibers due to their long stems and may grow more than 20 feet tall, while the indica/sativa cross strains for CBD are shorter and bushier, looking much like the plants grown for high THC content.
   Oil derived from hemp seeds contain high level of vitamins E, B, B1, and B2, potassium, magnesium, fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega- 6, in addition to being rich in protein and antioxidants. While this oil has valuable nutritional content, it has no THC or CBD. Cannabis growers interested in the CBD rich flower of the plant grow only seedless, “sinsemilla”, female plants from feminized seeds or clones from a mother plant that are not pollinated by any male plants.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?
The discovery of Endocannabinoid receptors in the brain and bones that respond pharmacologically to cannabis—and the subsequent identification of endogenous cannabinoid compounds in our own bodies that bind to these receptors—has significantly advanced our understanding of human biology, health, and disease.
It is an established scientific fact that cannabinoids and other components of cannabis can modulate many physiological systems in the human brain and body. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that trigger cannabinoid (and other) receptors. More than 100 cannabinoids have been identified in the marijuana plant. Of these cannabis molecules, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been studied the most extensively, but legalization had spurred more research into other cannabinoids, such as CBD-G, CBD-N, as well as attributes of terpenes and flavinoids.

What is the “entourage effect”?
Raphael Mechoulam is an Israeli scientist who was the first to isolate THC and establish the structure of CBD. He is credited with being among the first to describe the “entourage effect”, a term that refers to the combined effect of the various cannabinoids and other chemical compounds that exist in the cannabis plant. In theory, these compounds work together to produce an effect that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids, including CBD, CBC, CBG, CBG-A, CBC-A, and CBN, among many others. In addition to the cannabinoids there are many other types of natural molecules such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, omega fatty acids, and trace minerals. Additionally, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavonoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes are all present in CBD hemp.
Flavonoids are a phytonutrient anti-inflammatory found in many fruits and vegetables and are responsible for the wide variety of pigmentation in various strains of Cannabis. Terpenes, also presents in many foods, account for smell and taste in cannabis strains. The terpene Myrcene increases cell permeability and allows cannabinoids to be absorbed faster than they would on their own. Limonene is responsible for increasing serotonin levels which influences how CBD affects our mood.  

What is decarboxylation?
Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). Usually, decarboxylation refers to a reaction of carboxylic acids, removing a carbon atom from a carbon chain. In relation to CBD, “decarb” refers to the process, through time and heat, of converting CBD-A, the natural occurring acid form of CBD in cannabis, to pure CBD, which is more bio-available then CBD-A. A low temperature heat is used to converts the majority of CBD-A to CBD while protecting terpenes, flavonoids and other constituents of the CBD extract. Research has shown that there may be specific health benefits associated with CBD-A, making it an equally important constituent of the entourage effect.

*Disclaimer:  CBD products have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Products on this website are not for use by under the age of 18. Void where prohibited by law. These products should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this product.


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