I’ve heard CBD can provide significant health benefits. Specifically, what are they and what ailments are they effective in treating?
Because of FDA regulations, we are unable to specifically address these questions. Most of our customers do, or have done, considerable research on their own, which is why we say “for those who know…” there is a plethora of information available. Simply search “CBD and_______” and you’ll find a wide range of useful data.
What is the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana?
Essentially industrial hemp and marijuana are the same plant species…Cannabis Sativa. The difference is industrial hemp is cultivated for significantly lower amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), by definition less than 0.3% by dry weight. In addition, industrial hemp generally has a more fibrous stalk and grows taller than marijuana which tends to grow more “bushy”. Other than that, the plants are virtually identical. ALL OF THE PRODUCTS WE SELL ARE FROM INDUSTRIAL HEMP.
Can I get “high” from taking your products?
No. Because our products contain low levels of THC (less than 0.3% THC), they cannot make you ‘high”. THC is responsible for the high people experience when smoking or ingesting marijuana.
What is “full spectrum” and why is it better?
All of our products are refined from the flowers of our hemp plants. Because we utilize the best parts of the plant in our processing, we are able to produce an oil rich not only in CBD, but other beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes as well. We use full-spectrum because we believe in the “entourage effect” which shows when phytocannabinoids and terpenes are combined, the result is greater than any single compound used in isolation.
Where does your hemp come from?
We only use organically grown USA hemp, grown by farmers passionate about regenerative agriculture. Some of the hemp sold in the US is imported from places like China or Romania, and simply purchased by our competitors for use in their products. In addition, and most important, our product is grown in fields which grow crops for human consumption, free from pesticides and harmful chemicals.
What is the difference between your oil and hemp seed oil?
Like its name implies, hemp seed oil is refined from the seeds of the plant and contains virtually no CBD or other cannabinoids. It does contain an excellent 3:1 balance of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, which can promote heart health.
What dosage of your product should I take?
We can’t recommend specific dosages, and it does vary from individual to individual (gender, age, weight all play a role in how a body processes and reacts to CBD). Trying different dosages may be appropriate until you find the one that works for you. In general, according to research, lower dose can be effective, and sometimes more effective than higher dosages. In addition, because our product is Full Spectrum, it tends to be more efficacious than isolate-type products. Our best advice: start with a small dose of CBD and slowly increase from there.
How does your business live the values of loving the earth?
Growing hemp actually helps reduce our “carbon footprint”. Our farmers grow all our products with organic farming practices and we package in fully recyclable materials. We also give a percentage of our profits back to organizations committed to restoring the earth’s resources.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are organic compounds found in all of earth’s flora, better known as aroma and taste molecules (for example, they make a lemon smell like a lemon). They’ve already been used medicinally for centuries, and in recent years, researchers believe that terpenes are equally as therapeutic as CBD. Using “full spectrum” extract provides the entourage effect, and research shows combining the two can have very therapeutic results.
Why does the color of the tincture sometimes vary?
Our tinctures are 100% natural using real aerial parts of the hemp plant. As we process these parts, there is a natural variation in the color of the oil produced, which can make the oil sometimes vary from a light color to almost a brownish hue. Rest assured, however, the product is exactly the same from potency and efficacy standpoint, and all processed identically.
Will passing a drug test be an issue?
Our product, like any full spectrum product, may contain low levels of THC, the cannabinoid that is tested for, though in all cases is well below the 0.3% as allowed by law. Taking a hemp-derived, full spectrum CBD, especially over extended periods of time, may produce a false positive. This may be particularly true with higher-dose formulations. If your job is dependent on passing drug testing, you may wish to avoid ingesting any full spectrum CBD product.
Is it legal to use CBD?
The 2014 United States Farm Bill classified industrial hemp as containing less than 0.3% THC. Our CBD is grown under US State Department of Agriculture oversight in accordance with the US Farm Bill Section 7606. With the 2018 Farm Bill being signed into law, hemp is no longer considered a controlled substance and states are free to establish industrial hemp programs for commercial purposes. That said, not all states seem to be welcoming hemp so it’s important to check your local laws.
Is it safe?
CBD promises many health benefits and does not contain any harmful chemicals. There is no evidence showing CBD to have any negative effects – even for pregnant women and children. However, we always recommend you consult your doctor before use.
Not all CBD products are created equal and it can be a head-spinning experience trying to compare all the options out there—but at its simplest, we believe that if a plant is healthy and cared for as nature intended, then it will be healthy for you too.
We’ve created this list of considerations for you to help increase your understanding.
Certificate of Analysis (COA)/Third Party Testing
Third-party testing is key and if your CBD supplier isn’t wiling to share their third-party results, RUN. The tests verify THC levels are within the acceptable range (less than 0.3%), the product is free from harmful chemical solvents, pesticides and microbes and that it has a consistent and therapeutic level of CBD. Sadly, there are many products on the marketplace with little or no actual CBD in them.
Our approach: We believe in full transparency! Every bottle of lylole wellness tincture has a batch number that you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to get the third-party test results.
CBD isn’t always called CBD
When buying CBD products, look for these words in the ingredients list, which indicate there’s actual CBD in the formula: CBD, hemp CBD, full-spectrum hemp extract, phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oil, hemp extract oil. Those are all synonyms for CBD. Hemp seed oil, however, while very beneficial for it’s fatty acid profile, is extracted from the hemp seeds and does not contain any CBD.
Speaking of labels, make sure to read your labels and confirm all ingredients are listed on the label. Unfortunately, some sellers don’t list byproducts, which could be harmful to consumers.
Our approach: We call our products full-spectrum wellness tinctures and reference the letters CBD (for cannabidiol) to reduce confusion for consumers. In addition, all of our ingredients are natural and listed on our labels.
Full-Spectrum versus Isolate
Whole plant or full-spectrum means making the CBD oil from the entire hemp plant, versus making it from isolates, or only parts of the plant (CBD molecules are isolated without other parts of the plant).
Our approach: We use full-spectrum extracts because we believe in the ‘entourage effect’ which leverages multiple whole plant extracts, in addition to CBD. Researchers theorize broad spectrum extracts make the CBD more readably absorbed and bioavailable . Our extract contains CBD derived from select hemp cultivated in the USA which contains most of the plant’s original compounds, including other non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids, terpenes and plant waxes to create a full spectrum, whole plant formula.
Growing and Extraction Methods:
Even the highest quality hemp can produce low-quality CBD oil when grown or extracted incorrectly. The country of origin, the soil and the growing method are key considerations. Ideally you want the CBD oil to be from North America or Western Europe. Some oils from hemp-extracted CBD oil from China has been known to be tainted with toxins. There are two primary types of extraction methods: ethanol and CO2 extraction.
Our approach: Our partner farmers are passionate about regenerative agriculture and we believe good crops come from good soil. Our USA-only grown hemp is cultivated using organic farming practices and in soil free from toxins. Our hemp is both grown and extracted with a supercritical CO2 extraction process that extracts an extremely pure form of CBD oil, which we believe produces a more effective oil.