1) What exactly is a Hemp extract? What are cannabinoids?
Cannabidiol is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in abundance in the hemp plant. Cannabidiol, and all the other cannabinoids in the cannabis/hemp plant, were patented by the United States Government in 2003 as neuron protectants and antioxidants.
Cannabis is the umbrella term that both agricultural hemp and marijuana fall into. We sell hemp cannabinoids oils, not marijuana.
CBD primarily interacts with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (EDS), a grouping of millions of cannabinoid receptors found throughout your body.
When introduced into the body, plant cannabinoids such as hemp CBD will stimulate the cannabinoid receptors the same way as the body’s own Endocannabinoid System does. Introducing external cannabinoids into the system triggers the same therapeutic benefits that the internally produced endocannabinoid would.
Because the CO2 extraction used to make our oils yields a full spectrum extract, our hemp extracts contain over 100+ different phytocannabinoids, including CBC, CBG, CBG-A, CBC-A, CBN and many others. In addition to cannabinoids, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium).
2) What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Scientifically and genetically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana can be the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. 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, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. Marijuana, 99% of the time, has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of these and only a trace amount 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.
*Our hemp extracts are 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.
3) Are cannabinoids from Hemp as good as cannabinoids from marijuana?
The short answer is yes. Cannabinoids are cannabinoids, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile, so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
4) What is the best method of ingestion?
We can only recommend our hemp oil blends for internal or external consumption. CBD is a vegan cholesterol free, fatty acid, and fatty acids are better absorbed if mixed with another fatty acid like cow, soy, almond or hemp milks, CBD can also be mixed in smoothies or juices.
5) What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?
There is no easy answer to this. Our starting recommended serving size is 15 to 30 drops per day but we generally recommend experimenting to see what feels best to you. Some prefer 5 drops, some prefer over 50 drops per day.
6) What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?
Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative side effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any supplement including Hemp extract supplements.
7) Why do people use Hemp Extract (Cannabinoid/Terpene)? What are the benefits and uses?
In accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.
“The following statement has not be evaluated by the FDA, we, PREHEMPTIVE, LLC and the general consensus based on scientific facts are making the following claims.” Hemp CBD is recommended for these health conditions.
8) Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a CO2 hemp extract?
Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds.
Regular hemp oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.
9) Will I get ‘high’?
No, Our Hemp Extract products are all made from industrial hemp, which only has trace amounts of THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.
10) Who are your suppliers?
Our suppliers are well known established brands, you can find their products online and we would be more than happy to give you their contacts by email. Our business model is simple: We source directly from the highest quality U.S suppliers. We negotiate the best wholesale prices possible and keep our overhead costs low so we can pass on the savings to you, our customer. The team at Prehemptive and our families all use our own products. So just like our customers, only the highest quality CBD-related products at reasonable prices will suffice.
11) What kind of testing/analysis is performed on the products you offer?
Our suppliers have a very strict internal quality assurance system, using third party laboratories, analyzing all of their hemp extracts and their final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.
12) 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 extract phytochemicals 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.