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We’ve had several requests for some FAQ’s.  If you have any questions that aren’t listed below, or you feel you would like a more detailed answer,
please e-mail us!  We are dedicated to educating our clients and others who are interested in trying Hemp Oil.  We will soon be adding these questions to our website, however we wanted to share what we have put together so far!

Thank you everyone who has supported us, challenged us and have pushed us to further educate ourselves and everyone around us!  Because of you, we are better business owners, better friends, better people.

 

Here are some of the most common questions we get:

Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high CBD content CBD oil?

Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our Hemp CBD oil. Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our CBD extract is an olive oil extraction of the hemp plant itself. Regular hemp oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, and may provide benefits for certain ailments, but it only has a trace amount of CBD in it, and it is the CBD that is being so widely recognized and studied for it’s potentially far reaching abilities. Our extraction method does not require emulsifiers to blend with hemp seed oil (like most concentrates), but it is the CBD that is undoubtedly the main ingredient that makes our product stand out.

 

Is CBD from Hemp as good as CBD from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low cannabidiol profile, so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable regarding CBD potency because it naturally has such a high amount of it.†

There are however certain strains of marijuana that are being grown with a very high CBD content, but this is presently very rare.  So, industrial hemp is not just an ideal alternative to marijuana, but is most of the time the preferable choice.†

Hemp is truly a wonderful source of cannabidiol (CBD), as is obvious from our quality and the feedback we’ve received from thousands of different people.

 

What is cannabidiol (CBD)? What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial 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 cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons. CBD is a derivative of CBD-A (cannabidiolic acid), produced when CBD-A comes into contact with heat. The decarboxylation temperature (the point at which the acid chain falls off the CBD-A) for CBD is around 240F-290F.

‘CBD oil’ is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it.

Our CBD oils are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, or CBD-rich cannabis oil. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD oils is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.

 

Why do you source your Hemp from Colorado?

Regarding hemp cultivation, the state and federal laws here in the United States are presently contradicting, and although we are stepping into an ambiguous area of the law, we are only sourcing our hemp from the US (only from states where it is legal, mostly Colorado). We are dedicated to helping people all around the world, therefore we source our hemp from the best growers we could find.  And by sourcing from the US, from farmer’s we have good relationships with, we know the plant material is fresh, organic and we are making sure we are supporting the local economy (profiting only US small business owners).
We hope to be able to keep providing Colorado Hemp CBD all around the country and world, but it is uncertain until hemp farming becomes fully legalized at the federal level.

 

What is the best method of ingestion?

As a dietary supplement we can only recommend our hemp oil blends for internal consumption and topical application.  We do however, have many testimonials from clients as well as our personal success with our hemp oil products.  If you are interested, we would be happy to send you those stories upon request.

 

What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?

The ideal serving size is not known. In one study, 2mg of cannabidiol (CBD) had similar effects as 200mg CBD. An important factor to acknowledge when considering this question is that most of the studies and research being performed on CBD use an isolated form of synthetic cannabidiol. Our whole plant, hemp derived CBD oil is different- the CBD most likely works in conjunction with the other cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, CBG, etc.), terpenes, vitamins, minerals, omega lipids and other natural phytochemicals present in industrial hemp.†

Also worth mentioning is that the weight of the person may play a role in how the CBD effects the body. A 40 pound child most likely won’t need the same amount as a 250 pound man to gain a similar result.†

We generally suggest experimentation when figuring out a good serving for you or your loved one. Pytochemical constituents from hemp (like CBD) are considered by most to be relatively safe, and there hasn’t been any major side effects that we’ve ever seen or heard of. What seems to work may vary greatly from person to person.

One last note on this topic is that your body will build up a storage of cannabidiol in the body, which is unlike most chemicals. Unlike alcohol, which is usually absent from the blood stream and body within 24-48 hours after ingestion, cannabidiol is fat soluble and may stay bound to the cells of the body for weeks. This is important to know because after a few weeks of using CBD oil a lesser amount may be required to gain effects similar to the original servings.

 

What is the safety of cannabidiol and your Hemp CBD oil? Are there negative side effects?

Cannabidiol (CBD), and other phytochemical constituents of cannabis are considered by most to be generally safe. In hemp’s thousands of years of use there has not been one recorded fatality or major illness contributed to it’s use that we know of.

 

Will I get ‘high’?

No. Our CBD oils are all made from industrial hemp, which only has trace amounts of THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.

 

What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We have every batch tested at SD Pharm Labs, located in San Diego, CA.

 

Why do you use an olive oil extraction?

Olive oil has a vast array of health benefits as well as emotional benefits.

According to Spanish researchers from the University of Navarra and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, a diet rich in olive oil can protect from mental illness.  They found that higher intake of olive oil was associated with a lower risk of depression.

Olive oil, the only vegetable oil that can be taken as it is, is rich in antioxidatives and has monounsaturated fatty acids.  Studies have shown that olive oil prevents heart disease and that regular consumption of olive oil may also lower risk of diabetes.  It was found that olive oil controls the levels of bad cholesterol (LDL) while raising the levels of good cholesterol (HDL).

Also rich in vitamin E, olive oil provides cellular protection against free radicals.  It helps in neutralizing free radicals, which can lower the risk for colon cancer.

Additionally, by using an olive oil extraction, there are no emulsifiers needed to blend with other oils (like most concentrates).  We can also re-use all of our plant material for our Hemp Capsules, so we have no ingredient waste.  By taking a Hemp Capsule, they hemp goes straight in to your digestive system (which has helped many of our clients with bloating, cramping and pain).

 

We hope that this was helpful!  Again, if you have additional questions , please send them to: kmbbessentials@gmail.com.

 

References:

www.bluebird-botanicals.com/cbd-oil-faq

www.oliveoiltimes.com/olive-oil-health-benefits

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