- What is a cannabinoid?
As per Wikipedia: A cannabinoid is one of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain.
- What is the endocannabinoid system?
Our endocannabinoid system has a network of receptors including CB1 (primarily in the brain) and CB2 (primarily in the immune system and peripheral tissues) that respond to the body’s own cannabinoids. The Endocannabinoid system receptors are specifically receptive to cannabinoids found in the industrial Hemp plant. The body naturally produces cannabinoids.
- How does the endocannabinoid receptors regulate my body?
The endocannabinoid receptors which regulate many mechanisms within our body include some of the following: Appetite, Memory, Pain, Digestion, Sleep, Mood, Immune Function, Temperature Regulation, and Motor Control.
- What Are Benefits of CBD Oil?
We cannot make any medical claims as we are not approved by the FDA nor are we medical professionals. HOWEVER, In its patent (#6,630,507) titled CANNABINOIDS AS ANTIOXIDANTS AND NEUROPROTECTANTS, the U.S. federal government makes many impressive claims about CBD, stating that:
“Cannabinoids are potent antioxidants... they easily penetrate tissues giving them the ability to enter the central nervous system and brain.”
“Non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD are particularly advantageous as they are non-toxic... and exhibit unique antioxidant properties without the undesirable effects of THC.”
“The antioxidant strength of CBD is significantly greater than that of either Vitamin C or Vitamin E.” ADDITIONALLY, many articles have been published stating the medical benefits found in CBD. One such article was the 2013 British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology which found CBD possesses the following medical properties: Anti-Inflammatory, Anti-Anxiety, Anti-Cancer, Antibacterial, Increased Brain Activity, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Pain Reduction and Seizure Suppression.
- Is Hemp Seed oil the same as CBD hemp oil?
Definitely not. Be careful, and be informed before you purchase! Not all hemp is created equal and not all CBD is the same. True industrial hemp, characterized by its tall stocks is grown for its fibers which are the strongest plant fibers in nature. Hemp seed oil is made from crushing the seeds which only contain essential amino acids but no phytocannabinoids. This type of industrial hemp contains very few phytocannabinoids and limited amounts of other synergistic compounds. Standard hemp oil doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our oils have. Medicinal ESSENTIALS, is not derived from genetic industrial hemp, rather from a unique medicinal hemp variety, therefore providing the real health benefits of medical cannabis without the psychoactive effect of THC.
- How is your CBD Hemp Oil different?
The best products start with the best ingredients. Our “Made in the USA” organic grower has developed a Unique Strain of Hemp that was specially bred from the most medicinally high cannabidiol strains. We’re the trusted essential people depend on! Our genetics evolved over a 7 year period in which the highest CBD and lowest THC plants were identified and cross bred. Because our plants produce naturally less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis, we were able to register our proprietary strain. This strain of Industrial hemp is defined by the US Government in section 7606 of the 2014 Federal Farm Bill as ANY Cannabis Sativa L. that produces naturally less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. Our manufacturer of our phytocannabinoid rich medicinal hemp is currently being used in several university studies including medical research for pain, inflammation, stress, cancer, auto-immune diseases, and neurological conditions.
- What type of extraction method do you employ?
We use the Complete Plant Profile. Our Extraction & Purification Process takes place at our 50,000 sq. ft. state of the art extraction facility in the USA. Our proprietary extraction technology allows for high levels of phytocannabinoids, while eliminating unwanted amounts of THC and chlorophyll. To achieve this, we utilize a chromatography technique which allows for the identification and complete removal of the naturally occurring trace amounts of THC from the oil, while leaving intact the full spectrum profile of non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids and synergistic compounds such as cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), and over 40 naturally preserved terpenes. We utilize a rigorous testing system.
On-site chromatography, chromatography testing, and 3rd party batch testing, ensures accurate levels of phytocannabinoids and confirms the absence of THC through our proprietary processes. The end result is the highest quality full spectrum hemp derived phytocannabinoid rich oil that contains no solvents, no heavy metals, and no pesticides.
- Will your products get me high?
No. Our products don’t contain the psychoactive properties of delta9- chemical compound in cannabis responsible for a euphoric high that is found in marijuana. Medicinal ESSENTIALS Phytocannabinoid Rich (PCR) Tincture is created using our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil and our Premium Coconut Oil. Our Hemp is grown organically in the USA, not overseas and is non-synthetic and is not an isolate. Our CO2 extraction and purification process produces a Pure PCR full-Spectrum Hemp oil, containing the highest amounts of CBD plus all cannabinoids and terpenes naturally found in hemp.
- Could I overdose on CBD?
No, if anything CBD is known to help counterbalance the effects of THC. CBD cannot hurt you in any way and you can take as much as you need for your health.
- Can I pass a drug test?
The safest route is to stick with what’s been proven. Medicinal ESSENTIALS CBD is lab-tested and has ZERO THC levels or no more than 0.3% trace of THC. Workplace drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and do not detect the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) or other legal natural hemp based constituents. If a work place is testing for THC, it will be present.
- I thought that Hemp was the same thing as Marijuana?
No. WE DO NOT SELL MARIJUANA! Industrial Hemp or marijuana fall under the umbrella term of “cannabis”. Cannabis as a word has the instant relationship of being just marijuana. Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with species name of Cannabis Sativa. However, they are very different. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be up to three different stains. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Marijuana by nature has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Industrial Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the “high” or “stoned” sensation. Industrial Hemp is used for making herbal dietary supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper and a host of other products. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis. The easiest way to relate marijuana and industrial hemp is to say they are essentially cousins.
- Are your products legal?
Yes. In the U.S., Cannabidiol (CBD) oil derived from industrial hemp doesn’t require a medical card or a prescription to purchase. CBD is considered a dietary supplement that is legal to purchase and ship to all 50 states plus 40 countries around the world.
- Do you use Hemp from other parts of the world?
No. Medicinal ESSENTIALS are extremely proud that all our Hemp products are ONLY Organically Grown in the USA free of any contaminants, metals or pollutants that may seep from the soil into the plants and eventually make their way into cannabinoid products. As a result of our ZERO tolerance standards for contaminants, metals or pollutants we don’t use any Hemp from Northern Europe or China as we can never be 100% certain that it will meet our policies. Before buying any cannabinoid product, ask whether the plants are grown without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides. All of our products are tested for quality and manufactured according to the best practices within the industry.
- What dosage should I take?
Depends. Each person’s dosage requirements will be different based on their needs and objectives for consuming CBD. Our products are generally packaged for a month consuming twice daily for some. This application will be sufficient for some people. Others, will require the higher strength dosage products to achieve their results. We offer a variety of CBD products at various levels of CBD in them. Our findings have determined that the higher CBD levels consumed the better the results achieved.
- What’s the best way to take my CBD Oil?
Sublingually. Medicinal ESSENTIALS tinctures are in a 30ml dropper bottle containing 300mg, 750mg, 1500mg and 3,000mg of Full Spectrum Phytocannabinoid Rich Tincture. They come in peppermint and natural flavors. A recommended serving size is one dropper (0.5ml) sublingually and hold for 60 seconds then swallow. Taken Twice daily should provide the immediate response of oral use containing various strengths of CBD. The intake of CBD is natural and won’t harm you in anyway. We always recommend before taking dietary supplements that you consult with your doctor.
- What is a Tincture?
A tincture is a concentrated liquid form of an herb that is easy to make and easy to take. Tinctures preserve and concentrate the properties of the herb, making them more effective and longer lasting.