What is Cannabidiol
So what exactly is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the many cannabinoid molecules that come from the hemp plant. It is being studied more and more every year and has shown promise in many regards. It is not the same as THC, but can offer many of the same benefits for the body as well as others without the high or intoxication.
Where is your hemp grown?
At 8500' in Custer County, Colorado.
You keep mentioning the altitude. Why does that matter?
Our hemp has a much higher terpene content as well as a more complex cannabinoid profile. The altitude, temperature and soil conditions all contribute to a more complete and higher quality product. The stronger the UV exposure, the higher the terpene levels.
Can I give your oil to my pet?
Absolutely! Our oil has nothing but the extract and organic unrefined hempseed oil inside the bottle. There is absolutely no need to give your pet a product that is marketed as being "for pets". All that means is they've likely added synthetic flavors, colors, or sweeteners to that bottle. Then they hike the price up because it seems that you're getting a specialized product. If you're trying to help your pet, it's best to avoid things like that!
Does it get you "high"?
No, CBD does not have the same effect as THC. In fact, CBD helps combat the effect that THC has on the body. Because our hemp and our diluted oil are about a 25:1 ratio of CBD:THC, it allows you to get the medicinal benefit of the cannabis plant without feeling altered.
Will it work for me?
Just like anything else, we cannot guarantee it will work for everyone. We have seen and heard it work for many, including ourselves and our families.
What does it look/taste/smell like?
The oils range from a slight yellow tint to a dark green hue. The color depends on the strain and the brand of hempseed oil we are using to dilute it. The taste also depends on the strain,processing method, and the hempseed oil. The non-decarbed is light in color and spicy, reminiscent of fennel or oil of oregano. The decarbed oil is darker and the flavor is more mild. HOWEVER, it still tastes just like you'd imagine.
How long does it take to work?
We suggest starting with 1-2 sprays or 4 drops under the tongue. It does work better and faster if you let it sit under your tongue for 15-30 seconds, but it's obviously your call. In 15-20 minutes, you will be able to tell if that dose is enough for you. Dosage will vary from person to person, so you'll need to find what's right for you. Please don't worry about taking "too much". The dosage suggested for cancer is 300+ milligrams per day, so that's about 30 sprays of regular and 23 sprays of high potency. If you take two sprays and it isn't quite enough, don't be afraid to take 1-2 more.
Can I use the oil in a vape pen?
Nope. The oil doesn't contain the chemicals necessary to work in a vape pen. We had a vape juice, but the extract was settling out. In light of all the new evidence of problems (popcorn lung) being caused from vaping, we will not venture down that product line again. Despite what you may have read, vaping is NOT the best bio-availability for your body.
What conditions/problems might it help?
Because we are not medical professionals, and cannabinoidss are not regulated by the FDA, it would be irresponsible to make any medical claims. You can find information about CBD on the American cancer society's website, as well as many others such as pubmed. There are new studies on cannabindoids all the time. You can reference THIS CHART to see which cannabinoids have been shown to best help what ails you.
Can I take this if I'm pregnant/nursing/taking other medications/under the care of a physician?
If you have any concerns about whether CBD is right for you, please consult with your healthcare provider. If you are taking any medications, we strongly recommend you discuss this with your provider BEFORE starting our oil. CBD oil DOES interact with blood thinners and any medication that interacts with grapefruit juice. Any person on a blood thinner MUST consult their physician BEFORE taking CBD oil. Monitoring and adjustment of dose is absolutely necessary. You are responsible for ensuring any supplement is safe for you before starting it.
How do you ship? Will anyone know what's in the package?
Your product is either in a padded envelope or a priority box. Handling time is 1-2 business days, but we ship same day if possible. Each bottle has a shrink wrap band and is packaged to protect the glass. Our label says from BNF.
What is your CBD oil mixed with? Do you use any flavors or artificial ingredients?
Our CBD oil is mixed with organic, unrefined hemp seed oil. Nothing else goes into the bottle. In the future, we may look into flavoring with things like essential oils. We want to stay as natural as possible, and it's hard to completely change the taste using only natural ingredients.
How do I store it?
The oil and pain stick are fine at room temperature as long as you keep them out of the sun and away from heat. You may also keep them refrigerated if you choose. If you'll be storing anything unused or unopened for any period of time, it's best to keep it in the fridge.
What cannabinoids are in your product?
Our lab analysis is below for every single product we sell. Each strain is identified in its description.
Are there different types of CBD oil?
The short answer is yes. However, the amount of incorrect information on the web regarding this topic and the one below is staggering. Everyone seems to just be copying and pasting the same information, which is unfortunately inaccurate.
It says raw, decarbed, and filtered or "gold" are the three types of oil. This is more someone's interpretation than a fact. Raw oil doesn't necessarily mean it hasn't been filtered. It also doesn't mean the oil will be very dark. The name "gold oil" is extremely misleading. It doesn't mean it's "top shelf" or better than any other oil. It simply refers to the color. The funny part is that the color of the final product depends mainly on the condition of the hemp when it goes to the processor. If it is full of dirt or other particulates, the oil will be darker. However, just because the oil is dark doesn't mean it contained anything foreign. End color also depends on the extraction process used. More chlorophyll is filtered out during a cold extraction. When an oil is filtered at room temperature or while heated, the chlorophyll is pulled into the oil.
What does decarboxylated (decarbed) mean?
"Decarbed" oil has been heated above 330° in order to remove the carboxyl group (acid) from the chain. Why is this necessary? The simple answer is, it's not. Some health department jurisdictions, like Denver County, decided that the oil needs to be super heated to prevent botulism. Sounds ridiculous, right? Botulism requires an anaerobic environment to grow, meaning zero air. Hemp oil products are definitely exposed to air, unless they're packaged like a can of soup. So you be the judge.
Why does everyone think it's necessary to decarb the oil?
Our best guess as to why it's the norm stems from marijuana. In order to get the most "high" from THC, it needs to be decarboxylated, which is usually done by heating. This is why those who smoke it get a faster and stronger effect than those who ingest it in edibles. This theory just doesn't apply to CBD. You do NOT need to age or heat CBD to get the most out of it. In fact, once you heat it to that temp you remove the acid chains and no longer have the amazing CBDa or THCa. If your ailment is best served by one of those, then you need to stick with a non-decarbed oil.
How does it affect the final product?
Ahh the most important question! The copied misinformation floating around tells you that raw oil will have lower CBD values and contains plant parts. Our raw oil actually has higher CBD than it's decarbed counterpart. You LOSE 12% or so of your CBD content when you decarb the oil!!!
Our processor filters out any plant matter from the raw oil. You may have also read that decarbing the oil increases the strength, effectiveness and reaction time once it enters the body. This is a real head-scratcher for us. It would seem common sense that the more processed anything is, the further it gets from its natural state. Almost everything your body needs is best utilized in natural form rather than ultra processed. Leaving the oil raw allows it to be absorbed easier by the body. When the oil is decarbed, it actually loses some beneficial qualities. It removes the terpenes, the acid chains, chlorophyll, and you run the risk of degrading the cannabinoids.
Is raw oil better than decarbed? Why not just carry non-decarbed oil?
Just like almost anything else, there isn't a "one size fits all" oil. One is not necessarily better than the other, it's more about what each person needs. CBDa is only available in non-decarbed oil. However, once you decarb it you get higher CBC, CBG, and THC so it really just depends on what your ailment is best served by. Decarbed oil also contains very little if any terpenes. Each terpene has a different benefit, and you can read more about them here. Our analysis from the Baox flower is on the info page.
The Certificate of Analysis from our lab is below for each oil. If you need to see it larger please right click and choose view image. That will open it in a new page and allow you to zoom in more. If you have any questions on which oil is right for your needs, don't hesitate to email or call us. We typically respond to emails the same day.
How you decipher the COA is a little tricky. You can see each type of cannabinoid on the left side under potency analysis. With the exception of the suppository, you'll be looking at the middle column which shows the milligram content per gram. The color coded pie chart shows what percentage each makes up of the total cannabinoid profile. We know this is a lot of information, and is likely very confusing. If you are overwhelmed or just plain lost, please reach out. While my husband has had a firm understanding of all of this for a long time, I was right where you are very recently. We can help demystify all of this!
Regular Potency R4
430 mg Pain Eraser
265 mg Pain Eraser
Full Spectrum CBD Lip Butter
High Potency Non-decarbed Cherry Wine
High Potency Non-decarbed Baox
High Potency R4
Milligrams per milliliter
This chart allows for easy comparison of the cannabinoids in each strain. We cannot provide "medical advice", meaning we can't list which cannabinoids work best for your ailment. Please check the link to the chart above, it's in big bold print, and it'll tell you which cannabinoid combination you should try. Do remember that the non-decarbed oil is the only way to get the terpene content.