CBD Frequently Asked Questions
What is cannabidiol (CBD)? What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring substance in industrial hemp/cannabis. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically studied for various reasons.
‘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.
CBDfx products 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 is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.
If a CBD hemp extract is 40% CBD, what’s the other 60%? What’s in CBD Oil besides cannabidiol (CBD)?
Our CBD products contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids, most notably cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN. In addition to the cannabinoids present in industrial hemp oil extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, 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?
Because CBD is a natural compound how it works with each person varies. But long story short; CBD bonds with the Endocannabinoid receptors found in almost every human cell and helps them do their specific job more efficiently.
What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, and often grows 12-15ft tall, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, full of flowering buds, and typically grows on 5-6ft tall. Marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD, and only micro trace amounts of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the “high”.
Hemp is used for making medicinal remedies, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more. Whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH MALE OR FEMALE VERSION OF THE HEMP PLANT.
*Note Hemp derived, CBD oil is sometimes referred to by people as cannabis oil, as the term cannabis can technically describe hemp or marijuana, and in our case cannabis oil is obviously being used to describe our hemp oils.
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.
However, certain strains of marijuana that are being grown with a very high CBD content, but this is presently still very rare. And the few growers that do have high CBD marijuana strains are struggling to provide for all the people in need. So, industrial hemp is not just an ideal alternative to marijuana, but is most of the time the preferable choice.
Is your CBD Oil similar to Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil?
Yes, they are similar, but there are slight differences in growth and production. Just like Charlotte’s Web, the cannabis strains we use to produce our CBDfx oils are considered industrial hemp. However, our hemp farms and strains are EU-certified, whereas Charlotte’s Web is not. We use multiple industrial hemp strains for our products; Charlotte’s Web is just one of about 50 different strains of industrial hemp. As with all natural products (think grapes and wine), with Hemp and CBD oil there are natural variances. Although extremely similar, there will be other, maybe less important variances between like color, smell etc.
Why are there some CBD products with much higher CBD content?
CBD products can be categorized as either monocannabinoid (pure, isolated, research-grade compounds) or polycannabinoid (full-spectrum, raw, natural). Monocannabinoid are often used to increase the amount of total pure CBD in a product. When taken through vape, orally as tinctures, capsules, or infused food items, these monocannabinoid products are rarely effective and require 10 times as much CBD for the same potency as a CBD polycannabinoid variant. Higher does of CBD (over 200mg) often causes stomach pain and headaches due to the lack of other important cannabinoids and nutrients required to help with absorption in the body.
Pharmaceutical and clinical research has shown full-spectrum, polycannabinoid products leverage the existing natural chemical balance in the plant for optimum absorption and effectiveness.
Higher gradients of polycannabinoid is also available but typically blended with natural oils like coconut and vegetable oil for the specific purpose of ingestion through tincture drops or food items, however these are not vapable.
Many CBD brands often overstate their overall CBD content as well.
What is the difference between CBDfx and other Vape Additives on the market?
CBDfx uses only the highest quality ingredients and pharmaceutical standards for production. CBDfx uses a specially formulated VG/PG mixture for optimal blending with majority of eliquids available on the market. CBD Drip uses PEG 400 which does not blend as well and separates quickly.
CBDfx is the only CBD brand production solely in a an FDA registered pharmaceutical lab facility, formulated by compound pharmacists and bioengineers.
CBDfx has renowned pharmacists on their board of advisors to insure only the best most effective products are developed and produced.
CBDfx keeps product safety as it’s #1 concern and our bottles use Certified Child Resistant(CRC) caps, which many states and countries require for all vape products. CBD Drip does not.
Why is CBDfx sometimes more expensive than other CBD liquids?
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?
We sell nation-wide and worldwide, so we must abide by the federal and not just state law. Regarding hemp cultivation, the state and federal laws here in the United States are presently contradicting, and to avoid stepping into a grey area of the law, we are only sourcing our hemp from countries that we know for certain it is legal to do so from. This way we are following both state and federal law and are able to provide CBD to people all around the world.
We are actively working with local, state, and federal regulators around the country on legal means to provide USA grown hemp CBD products.
What’s the percentage of cannabidiol in your product?
Our base CBD extracts have varying percentages of CBD 24-36% . We use multiple hemp cultivars, grown outdoors in several countries and under different climate conditions, so there is naturally a variance in the final biochemical composition of the oil extracts. This however has no effect on how much pure cannabidiol (CBD) goes into each bottle of CBDfx. Our CBDfx Vape Additive has approximately 180 - 360mg of CBD extract per 1 fluid ounce or 60-120mg per 10ml bottle.
Does CBD have a negative interaction with medication?
There are no known negative reactions with medications but please always talk to your advising physician if you have questions about using CBD while on medications.
What is the best method of ingestion?
Vaping CBD is the most effective form of regular consumption with a 70% absorption rate compared to 25% if ingested through the stomach. However, it is up to the consumer how they enjoy it the most.
What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?
The suggested serving size is 1-2 full dropper full per 5ml tank or 1/5- 1 dropper full on an RDA. Taken orally 1-2 dropper full under the tongue. Studies have shown that 2mg of CBD has 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 as it is a polycannabinoid as mentioned earlier.- the CBD works best in conjunction with the other cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, CBG, etc.), 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 100 pound female 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. Phytochemical constituents from hemp (like CBD) are considered by most to be safe, and there are no known major side effects. What seems to work may vary greatly from person to person.
One last note on this 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.
Can I add CBD oil to food or beverages?
Yes. All ingredients are food grade and vegetable based.
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 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.
In very high servings found in isolates or synthetic CBD some people experience what’s being labeled as Dysphoria, an unpleasant emotional state along with stomach pain and headaches. This has only been mentioned when using abnormally high amounts of CBD.
Which of your CBD products should I get?
For a good healthy boost to your every day vape our 60mg Vape Additive is a good starting point for more experienced users or those seeking medicinal benefits recommended by a health care professional our 120mg Vape Additive is recommended.
THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR ARE SEEKING MEDICAL ASSISTANCE, CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL BEFORE USING A CBD CONTAINING PRODUCT.
Why are hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD oil) products so expensive?
Our cannabidiol rich, hemp oil products (CBD oils) are produced from industrial hemp, and in order for us to legally (through Federal law) acquire and sell the hemp oil, the hemp must be grown outside the United States. So in order for us to get it here and be able to sell it to all fifty states and worldwide, we must import it from out of the country (more specifically we acquire our hemp oil from multiple European countries), and the importation is very costly.
A supercritical CO2 oil extraction is performed on the stalks and seeds of mature industrial hemp plants, and the resulting hemp oil is analyzed in a laboratory through an HPLC test. Then the raw CO2 extracted hemp oil is shipped to the U.S. and is further refined at a GMP certified facility. The purified hemp oil is then again analyzed for it’s potency and purity. And then turning this high cbd, hemp oil extract into our final cbd oil blends is another additional process that takes time and resources. And then a final testing is performed on the finished cbd oil blends at Pixis Labs in Portland, Oregon. These necessary steps to ensure ultimate potency and purity throughout each stage of the process, and the facilities that are required to perform all the steps, all add up to hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD Oil) products being more costly to manufacture.
Why do people use CBD oil? CBD oil benefits and uses?
In accordance with US FDA regulations we cannot make direct health claims regarding our CBD products since it is considered a dietary supplement and nutritional product. It has been shown to reduce sporadic anxiety and stress related to everyday activities. It may also help with occasional pain. Please refer to an informational source that isn’t involved with the sales of any dietary supplements, and is a trusted educational source such as Pubmed for cannabidiol research. People from all walks of life with greatly varying circumstances are using our CBD oil with great results for their own personal needs.
Is 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 a supercritical CO2 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. We emulsify our CBD extract into hemp seed oil, but 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? Where do you ship your CBD oil?
Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire cannabidiol oil for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or other states that allow for medical marijuana. Many big news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading this idea, that you can only get CBD in the states where medical marijuana has been legalized. This is simply not the case though. Because our CBD comes from hemp, and because we acquire it legally from outside the U.S., we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical marijuana card is needed.
We ship all around the world too, but we don’t know all of the CBD/hemp laws of each country, so it is up to the consumer to know their country’s laws and whether they should be ordering CBD oil there or not. We are not responsible if an international customer orders from us and the product is taken at his or her country’s customs control. We will ship all around the world, but again, it is the responsibility of the customer to know the laws of his or her own country.
Is your CBD hemp oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?
They are similar, as the hemp oils and potential effects are similar looking and acting. But our Hemp CBD oil is more highly standardized and will usually have a much higher content of cannabidiol than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. And oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content.†
Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than it is a specific product. People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of marijuana, so the THC and CBD content of the final oil is always varying greatly, depending on the cannabis the consumers are acquiring. Usually what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior CBD content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is nowadays. And because our Hemp (not marijuana) is naturally high in cannabidiol (CBD) the CO2 oil extract consistently has a high amount of CBD and only trace amounts of THC.
Our product is always made from industrial hemp, and Rick Simpson Hemp Oil from marijuana, so the differences that were discussed in question #4 apply here as well. Because our CBD hemp oil is highly standardized and the CBD content is always the same high amount, it is much more useful in trying to figure out a proper regimen and serving size.†
Both Rick Simpson Hemp Oil and our CBD Hemp Oil are being used for similar reasons, and both are getting similar feedback as to the success stories being reported.
Will I get ‘high’?
No. Our CBD oils are all made from industrial hemp and our products contain no THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.
Where do you source your hemp/CBD from?
We source our industrial hemp and CBD extracts from locally operated hemp farms all over Europe, including the countries of Denmark, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, and others. We do not, will not, and have never sourced our hemp from China or India.
We will soon be CO2 extracting our own CBD oils from locally grown hemp in Colorado, USA, but for the time being that is under development. At a certain point, as the regulations an growth opportunities open up to allow for it, we will replace our internationally sourced hemp operation with USA grown, but for now we will keep with European.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
We have a very strict internal quality assurance system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp-CBD extracts and our final products for Cannabinoid Potency, Heavy Metals, Bacterial and Microbial, Mycotoxins (Fungal), and Pesticides.
What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?
CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to pull the desired phyto-chemicals (such as CBD) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.
Many hemp companies emphasize their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than supercritical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.
Where can I buy CBDfx?
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.
How do I qualify for wholesale rates?
A minimum order of 2 master cases of 60mg or 1 master case of 120mg is required for wholesale pricing. Please email email@example.com for further pricing.
What is your return policy?
For unopened products you may return them up to 30 days after the purchase date. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to return your purchase.
How long is the shelf life of your products?