CBD Frequently Asked Questions
What is cannabidiol (CBD)? What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) occurs naturally in the hemp/cannabis plant. CBD is the most common non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant, and scientists are studying it for its medicinal benefits.
‘CBD oil’ is an oil extracted from the cannabis/hemp plant that features highly concentrated amounts of CBD.
If a CBD hemp extract is 40% CBD, what’s the other 60%? What’s in CBD Oil besides cannabidiol (CBD)?
There’s a lot of good stuff. Hemp oil contains multiple different phytocannabinoids with cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN being the most prominent ones. Aside from the cannabinoids that are present, there are also various other natural molecules and phytochemical compounds. For example, there are amino acids, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D, & E), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, & potassium), carotene, chlorophyll, and flavonoids.
How does CBD oil work?
The effects that you will get from CBD vary from user to user. However, to keep it short, CBD bonds with the endocannabinoid receptors. These receptors are in almost every human cell, and the CBD helps them work more efficiently.
What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
The short answer is that there is a huge difference. The main difference, however, is in the breeding of the plants. When you look at industrial hemp, it is very fibrous and features large stalks, has very few flowering buds, and often grows 12-15ft tall. On the other hand, a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will look much different. It will be smaller, bushier, full of flowering buds, and will be around 5-6ft tall. Marijuana has a high amount of THC (the chemical that gets users high) and a relatively small amount of CBD. Therein lies the most significant difference in the two plants. Hemp features a very high amount of CBD and only low traces of THC. These features make hemp perfect for people who want to experience the medicinal benefits from cannabis without getting high.
Hemp has a large variety of uses. For example, people use hemp for making medicinal remedies, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and much more. Marijuana, on the other hand, is used recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally.
*Note Hemp derived CBD oil is, at times, called cannabis oil. The term cannabis can describe both hemp and marijuana.
Is CBD from hemp as good as CBD from marijuana?
Yes. At its core, CBD is CBD, no matter which plant it comes from. However, the majority of marijuana features smaller amounts of CBD. This makes hemp much more preferable for CBD because the plant has a natural high content of CBD and only trace amounts of THC. With that being said, people are growing strains of marijuana with a very high CBD content, but you would have to acquire a medical marijuana license in order to be legally able to buy such products.
Why do some CBD products have much higher CBD content than others?
CBD products usually fall into two categories: Mono cannabinoid (pure, isolated, research-grade compounds) or poly cannabinoid (full-spectrum, raw, natural). We only use poly cannabinoid full spectrum hemp oil because it has been proven to be more effective than mono cannabioids/isolated CBD. Mono cannabinoid products are not effective when administered through vape, tinctures, capsules, or infused food items. They can require almost ten times as much CBD to achieve the same effect as a CBD poly cannabinoid variant. Higher blends of poly cannabinoids are also available but are usually mixed with natural oils like coconut and vegetable oil so that users can ingest the CBD through tinctures or edibles.
What is the difference between CBDfx and other Vape Additives on the market?
There are a few. CBDfx uses high-quality, full spectrum hemp CBD oil and adheres to the highest pharmaceutical standards for production in its products. CBDfx uses a VG/PG mixture for optimal mixing with a majority of e-liquids that are available on the market today. CBDfx is the only CBD brand production solely in an FDA registered pharmaceutical lab facility, formulated by compound pharmacists and bioengineers.
Why is CBDfx sometimes more expensive than other CBD liquids?
The short answer is in the quality. The cost of materials, formulation, testing, production, and oversight in a pharmaceutical facility and to that quality level is often costlier. We stand behind our products and to ensure that we only use the best possible methods of production.
Why don’t you source your Hemp from within Colorado, California, or Oregon?
Since we sell our products both nationwide and worldwide, we have to follow both the federal and state laws. With regards to hemp cultivation, the state and federal laws are in contradiction. To avoid breaking any rules, we only source our hemp from countries in Europe from which we know for certain it is legal to do so. This ensures that we are following all laws and can provide our customers with a high-quality product all around the world.
Does CBD have an adverse interaction with medication?
At this time, there are no known adverse interactions with medication but talk to your advising physician if you have questions about using CBD while on medication.
What is the best method of ingestion?
As for the most efficient form of consumption, vaping CBD has a 70% absorption rate compared to 40% if ingested through the stomach.
What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?
This is a difficult question to answer. Everybody is different and reacts differently to CBD. The suggested daily dosage could be anywhere from 10mg-100mg depending on your size and what you are trying to accomplish with your CBD intake. We suggest that you start out with a low dosage and work your way up to until the desired effect occurs. It is impossible to overdose CBD but if you get the desired effect with 20mg per day, there’s no reason to take 100mg. One thing to think about when considering this question, is that many of the recent studies on CBD show that isolated CBD and the synthetic form of CBD is a lot less effective than full spectrum CBD. As mentioned earlier, we only use the good stuff (full spectrum CBD) and therefore, you need a lot less of our CBD compared to other brands that use isolated CBD.
One last thing to note about CBD is that your body will build up a storage of cannabidiol in the system. Unlike alcohol, which is usually metabolized completely by your body within 24 hours after ingestion, cannabidiol is fat soluble and may stay bound to the cells of the body for weeks. This may affect the amount of CBD that you need to use over a few weeks.
Can I add CBD oil to food or beverages?
Yes. All the ingredients that we use are food grade and vegetable based.
What is the safety of cannabidiol and your hemp CBD oil? Are there adverse side effects?
Cannabidiol (CBD), and other phytochemical constituents of cannabis are safe to use. People have used hemp for thousands of years, and there has not been one recorded fatality or major illness due to its use.
However, in larger servings found in isolates or synthetic CBD, some people experience what doctors have labeled Dysphoria. Dysphoria is an unpleasant emotional state along with stomach pain and headaches. However, this disorder appears in people using abnormally large amounts of CBD.
Why are hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD oil) products so expensive?
For us to distribute our products legally in the United States, we must source our industrial hemp outside of the country due to federal law. Compliance is our number one priority, so even though we would save a lot of money by extracting the CBD oil from the whole hemp plant, we stick to CBD oil derived from the stalk of the plant. Naturally, a lot more biomass is required for this process than if the whole plant is utilized, but it insures that our products are 100% compliant and legal in all 50 states. As such, our products are a bit more expensive due to the costs associated with importation and extraction.
Why do people use CBD oil? What are the benefits and uses of CBD oil?
People use CBD oil for a variety of purposes. In compliance with the US FDA regulations, we are not allowed to make direct health claims in regards to our CBD products. However, research indicates that CBD could have applications in:
- Motor disorders
- Nicotine addiction
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Chronic and neuropathic pain
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
However, we encourage you to do your own research before you try any CBD product.
Is conventional hemp seed oil the same as a potent hemp CBD oil?
No, it is not the same. Standard hemp oil, which you can find at a low price at any grocery store is a different product than our hemp CBD oil. Conventional hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the hemp seeds. With our CBD extract, we use a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself. Regular hemp oil is considered to be nutritious and may provide health benefits for certain ailments, but it only features a trace amount of CBD. It is the CBD that is undoubtedly the main ingredient that makes our product stand out.
Do I need to buy CBD in a state like Colorado or Washington or a medical dispensary?
Unfortunately, many people are under the impression that they have to move to a state like Colorado or Washington to purchase CBD oil. However, this is not the case. No medical marijuana card is needed for our products because they are made with hemp that is acquired legally in Europe.
Will I get ‘high’?
No, you will not get high. All of our products are made with CBD oil extracted from the industrial hemp plant and our products contain only trace amounts of THC. THC is the molecule that causes the head high and without its presence, there is no chance of getting high.
From where do you source your hemp/CBD?
We purchase our industrial hemp from hemp farms all over Europe. This includes Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, and others. We do not source our hemp from countries like India or China.
What kind of testing/analysis do you perform on your products?
Our testing and analysis are very rigorous. In addition to our internal quality assurance team, we also have third-party labs that analyze all of our hemp CBD extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial counts, mycotoxins (fungal), and pesticides. We want to create a product that is safe for everyone.
What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?
The CO2 extraction method works by pushing CO2 through the cannabis plant. This process is completed at high pressures and low temperatures, and it extracts the CBD molecule in its purest form. Many experts believe that this is both the safest and most efficient method of extracting CBD because it removes components such as chlorophyll to give you the purest form possible. Its sanitizing nature allows the product to have a longer shelf-life. Although this method is a bit more expensive, it provides one of the cleanest and most flavorful products.
Where can I buy CBDfx?
We welcome anyone and everyone to our website cbdfx.com to purchase. If your favorite store is not yet carrying CBDfx, ask them to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What is your MOQ?
Simply, the MOQ is one. However, we do offer steep discounts for purchasing larger quantities and distributor wholesale rates to qualifying purchases.
What is your return policy?
For unopened products, you may return them up to 30 days after the purchase date. Please Click Here to Contact us for instructions on how to return your purchase.