Frequently Asked Questions About Hemp Extract and CBD Oil
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
While hemp and marijuana both belong to the plant species Cannabis sativa, they are completely different cultivars with unique properties. Hemp is historically known as a sustainable source for paper, textiles, building materials and much more, and marijuana is highly sought for its medicinal properties. And while marijuana is packed with the psychoactive cannabinoid, THC, which provides the infamous “high,” hemp has only trace amounts of THC and is abundant in other cannabinoids, including CBD, the many benefits of which science is just beginning to uncover.
WHAT IS CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of at least 113 unique cannabinoid compounds found in the hemp plant. Closely related to the marijuana plant, hemp belongs to the same species known as Cannabis sativa, but it is non-psychoactive – meaning you get all the benefits without the “high.”
WHERE DOES CBD COME FROM?
CBD comes from the hemp plant, which by definition is a Cannabis sativa plant that contains less than .3% of the cannabinoid THC (dry weight) but contains an abundance of the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Hemp is a crop that is also known for its diverse uses. Hemp seed oil can be used for cooking, and the plant’s strong fiber can be processed into paper, clothing, and building material.
WHAT IS CBD BROAD SPECTRUM?
Broad-spectrum CBD contains all the hemp plant’s phytochemicals, except for THC, which is removed during extraction. Broad-spectrum CBD produces something called the entourage effect, whereby the extracted compounds may work in unison to intensify the benefits provided by each individual phytochemical.
HOW IS BROAD SPECTRUM MADE?
Broad-spectrum CBD can be made in one of two ways: One way is to begin with CBD isolate and add other cannabinoids (but not THC) as well as terpenes and flavonoids. The second way to make broad-spectrum CBD is to remove all THC from a full-spectrum extract, including the permitted .3%, so that no THC remains, not even a trace.
WILL THE HEAT OF COOKING ALTER CBD OR HEMP OIL?
CBD has a boiling point of between 320 and 356 degrees Fahrenheit, and heating to this temperature can reduce potency.
WHAT IS WATER-SOLUBLE CBD AND HOW IS IT MADE?
Cannabinoids are naturally oily substances, and as oil and water don’t mix, CBD is not water-soluble. This affects the uptake of CBD in the body and diminishes the effectiveness of the CBD administered. With oils it can be difficult to predict the absorption rate. Water-soluble compounds, on the other hand, dissolve completely in liquids and have superior bioavailability. Making CBD water-soluble may result in maximum effectiveness and predictable results. CBD is made water-soluble or more technically water-compatible when it is formulated as micro- or nano-emulsions.
What is a COA (Certificate of Analysis)?
A standard Certificate of Analysis is a document issued to a consumer that authenticates the laboratory test on the product purchased, including batch number, testing date, and potency, demonstrated by the percentage of cannabinoids and terpenes present in the batch.
Are your products Non-GMO?
YES. Our products are non-GMO and DO NOT contain GMO or recombinant DNA material. All formulating agents are also non-GMO in origin. We maintain a strict policy of using no GMO products whatsoever.
Are your products legal and safe from contaminants?
We confirm that our Cannabidiol (CBD) extract is obtained 100% from 2018 U.S. Federal Farm Bill Compliant industrial hemp. Third-party, external laboratories regularly test our products, and we offer a Certificate of Analysis (COA) on every product we manufacture to authenticate what is in our products.
How is the CBD in the product processed?
Depending on the product, we use either CO2 extraction, the method widely accepted as the most advanced extraction method for CBD, or cold ethanol extraction, which consistently produces potent botanical extractions.
Will I pass a drug test on ALL G products?
Drug tests are designed to identify the presence of THC, and as long as you’ve purchased CBD products that have been processed from hemp plants, you have no reason to worry about testing positive for THC. To be considered a hemp plant, the plant must contain less than .3% THC (dry weight measurement). This negligible amount of THC is not enough for you to test positive for THC. However, you must be careful when purchasing your CBD products, as some sellers are not as reputable as ALL G, and they may say their products are hemp-derived when they may not be. This is why it is important to make sure your CBD products come with a Certificate of Analysis, so you know exactly what’s in your product and what’s not. ALL G offers a Certificate of Analysis on every product it sells.