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 marijuana plant, and it features highly concentrated amounts of CBD.
CBDfx products use industrial hemp as its source, so they are seen as CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil or CBD-rich cannabis oil. Again, the CBD is different than the chemical that many users use to achieve a high.
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. With our CBD products, there are more than 80 different phytocannabinoids. The most prominent are cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN. Aside from the cannabinoids that are present, there are also various other natural molecules and phytochemical compounds. For example, there are 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?
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 do their job 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 the benefits of cannabis without the “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, marijuana 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. However, in our case, cannabis oil is being used to describe our hemp oils.
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 trace amounts of CBD. This makes hemp much more preferable for CBD strength because it has such a high amount of the chemical naturally.
With that said, people are growing strains of marijuana with a very high CBD content, but this still isn’t very common. The few growers that do exists are struggling to meet the demand. So, industrial hemp is a superior choice.
Is your CBD Oil similar to Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil?
Yes, they are very similar. However, there are some small differences in growth and production. Much like Charlotte’s Web, we use industrial hemp. However, one of the biggest differences is that both our hemp farms and strains are EU-certified. Charlotte’s Web is not. We use various industrial hemp strains for our products, and Charlotte’s Web is just one of about 50 different strains of industrial hemp. As with all natural products, there are many differences with Hemp and CBD.
Why are there some CBD products with much higher CBD content?
CBD products usually fall into two categories: Mono cannabinoid (pure, isolated, research-grade compounds) or poly cannabinoid (full-spectrum, raw, natural). We often use mono cannabinoid to up the amount of total pure CBD in a product. However, the 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. Unfortunately, higher doses of CBD (over 200mg) can lead to stomach pain and headaches due to the absence of other cannabinoids and nutrients required to help with absorption in the body.
Research has shown that poly cannabinoid products use the existing natural chemical balance in the plant for optimum effectiveness. Higher blends of poly cannabinoid are also available but are usually mixed with natural oils like coconut and vegetable oil so that users can ingest the CBD through tincture drops or food items. However, you cannot vaporize these.
Many CBD brands often overstate their overall CBD content as well.
What is the difference between CBDfx and other Vape Additives on the market?
There are a few. CBDfx uses high-quality ingredients 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. However, the CBD Drip uses PEG 400. This drip does not blend as well and ends up separating quickly.
CBDfx is the only CBD brand production solely in an FDA registered pharmaceutical lab facility, formulated by compound pharmacists and bioengineers.
CBDfx employs some of the best pharmacists in the world on their board of advisors to make sure that only the best and most useful products are developed and produced for customers.
CBDfx’s primary focus is safety, and our bottles use Certified Child Resistant(CRC) caps, which many states and countries require for all vape products. CBD Drip does not use these bottles.
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 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.
With that said, we are currently working with authorities to move our growth into the United States.
What’s the percentage of cannabidiol in your product?
It varies from product to product. Our base CBD extracts have percentages of CBD that range from 24-36%. We use different hemp growers, and our plants are grown outdoors in several countries and under several climate conditions. This creates natural variance in the final biochemical composition of the oil extracts. However, this does not affect how much pure cannabidiol (CBD) goes into each one of our bottles 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 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 25% if ingested through the stomach.
What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?
Our suggested serving size is 1-2 full dropper full per 5ml tank or 1/5- 1 dropper full on an RDA. Taken orally, place 1-2 droppers full under the tongue. Studies have shown that 2mg of CBD has similar effects as 200mg CBD. One thing to think about when considering this question is that many of the recent studies and scientists are performing research on CBD use as an isolated form of synthetic cannabidiol. Our plant is different as it is a poly cannabinoid as mentioned earlier. The CBD works best in tandem with the other cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, CBG, etc.), vitamins, minerals, omega lipids and other natural phytochemicals that are present in industrial hemp.
Also, a person’s weight may play a role in how the CBD effects the body. A 100-pound woman likely won’t need as high of a dose as a 200-pound man.
The best way to figure out the best amount for yourself is to start low and move up until you reach a dose that is perfect for you. Phytochemical constituents from hemp (like CBD) are widely viewed to be safe, and there are no known significant side effects at this time.
One last thing to note about CBD is that your body will build up a storage of cannabidiol in the body. Unlike alcohol, which usually leaves your body completely within 24-48 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 ingredients 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 for users. 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.
For a good healthy boost to your everyday vape our 60mg Vape Additive is a good starting point for more experienced users or those seeking medicinal benefits recommended by a healthcare professional, we recommend our 120mg Vape Additive.
Why are hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD oil) products so expensive?
For us to distribute our products legally in the United States, we must produce our industrial hemp outside of the country due to federal law. Compliance is our number one priority. As such, our products are a bit more expensive due to the costs associated with importation.
We perform a CO2 oil extraction on the stalks and seeds of mature industrial hemp plants. Scientists then analyze the resulting hemp oil from the extraction in a lab through an HPLC test. After the test, the raw CO2 extracted hemp oil is sent to the U.S. and is then refined further at a GMP certified facility. At this facility, scientists check the purified hemp oil again for potency and purity.
Finally, turning this high CBD hemp oil extract into the final product is one more additional process that takes more time and resources. We perform one final test on the oil blends at Pixis Labs in Portland, Oregon. These steps help to guarantee ultimate potency and purity throughout each stage of the process. The facilities that are required to perform all the steps add to the costs as well.
Why do people use CBD oil? CBD oil benefits and uses?
People use CBD oil for a variety of purposes. In compliance with US FDA regulations, we are unable to make direct health claims in regards to our CBD products since it is a dietary supplement. However, CBD has been shown to reduce sporadic anxiety and stress related to everyday activities. It may also help with occasional pain. However, it’s important to perform your research on the products before giving them a try.
Is conventional hemp seed oil the same as a high CBD content CBD oil?
No, it is not the same. Standard hemp oil, which you can find at a low price at a grocery store, is a different product than our Hemp CBD oil. In conventional hemp oil extraction, it is produced by cold pressing the 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. 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?
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 our product comes from hemp and is acquired legally from outside of the United States.
We also ship our products to other countries around the world, but it is up to the consumer to know the laws that govern each particular country.
Is your CBD hemp oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?
They are similar in many ways, but is produced according to higher standards and feature higher ratios of CBD than with the Rick Simpson method. Oils produced through the Rick Simpson method also tend to feature higher levels of THC.
In fact, Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is more a method of extraction than it is a particular product. In general, people use the Rick Simpson method with various strains of marijuana, so the THC and CBD content of the final oil is always different. Rick Simpson oil uses a plant with a lower CBD content (and higher THC) because that’s what most marijuana is these days. Since our Hemp is naturally high in cannabidiol (CBD), the CO2 oil extract consistently produces a product that is high in CBD and very low in THC.
Will I get ‘high’?
No, you will not get high. Our CBD oils are all made from industrial hemp, and our products contain no THC, so there is no psychoactive effect with our products.
From where do you source your hemp/CBD?
We purchase our industrial hemp and CBD extracts from local hemp farms all over Europe. This includes Denmark, Germany, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, and others. We do not source our hemp from places like India or China.
However, we hope to begin sourcing our own CBD oils from locally grown hemp in Colorado, USA. As regulations in the United States become less strict, we will start to source our hemp from the United States more and more.
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, 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?
CO2 extraction is a process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract phytochemicals (such as CBD) from a plant. At certain temperatures, CO2 acts as a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. Although it is the most expensive extraction method, it is widely considered the most efficient plant extraction method in the world.
A lot of hemp companies emphasize their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical,' a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Although subcritical (lower temperature, lower pressure) carbon dioxide extractions often take more time and produce slightly smaller yields, they keep the essential oils, terpenes, and other chemicals inside the plant.
Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high- temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals. However, this process can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract involves performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then removing the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one.
Where can I buy CBDfx?
We welcome anyone and everyone to our website CBDfx.com to purchase. We do also ask that if your favorite vape store is not yet carrying CBDfx to ask them to and let us know! Contact email@example.com
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?
We require a minimum order of 2 master cases of 60mg or 1 master case of 120mg for wholesale pricing. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com for instructions on how to return your purchase.
How long is the shelf life of your products?