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Here are some questions we get

People ask these all the time. Here's our answers.

Product

Our products are made from non-GMO hemp plants, but at this time, non-GMO certification is not available for CBD products.

The products are made with organic ingredients; however, they are not certified USDA Organic.

The products are naturally gluten-free. However, we do not test for the presence of gluten in these products so they are not certified gluten-free.

No, we are currently not US Hemp Authority certified.

A certificate of analysis is a document issued by quality assurance that contains the actual test results from testing performed as part of quality control on an individual batch of the product.

To find the test results for you product, enter the 10-digit batch code from your product label onto the test reports page on our website. Or you can simply use the QR code on the carton to go directly to the entry page.

CBD oil should be stored upright in a spot with stable temperatures away from light. A dry cupboard or pantry is a perfect spot to store CBD products. It does not require storage in the refrigerator; the oil may thicken storing at a colder temperature. If this happens, run the bottle under warm water.

The Plant

The hemp comes from registered industrial hemp farms in the United States.

Our supplier produces their own seeds. They are a selected strain specific to our supplier.

Both marijuana and hemp are strains of the Cannabis sativa plant, but the hemp plants are strains with less than 0.3% THC.

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the production and sale of hemp and its extracts. Hemp, by federal law, cannot contain more than 0.3 percent THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). Anything with more THC is classified as marijuana, is considered a schedule 1 drug by the Drug Enforcement Administration and is federally illegal. States can also pass their own regulations on CBD, which is why we are not selling our CBD products into states that have prohibited the products.

Hemp seed oil is the fatty oil cold-pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is incredibly nutrient dense, rich with essential fatty acids (EFAs), antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals, and can be used in both cooking and body care.  Hemp seed oil has absolutely no cannabinoid content.

Hemp extract is made from primarily the flowers, leaves and stems of the hemp plant.  It is extracted using a variety of methods, including CO2 and ethanol.  Hemp extract has no nutritive value, however due to the rich cannabinoid content it is valued for its wellness-promoting effects both topically and internally.

Solvent and CO2 extraction processing techniques are used, and the raw CBD oil is processed through liquid chromatography. This process separates the THC from the extract at a low temperature by utilizing a binding agent that attaches to THC molecules.

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Yes, all the farms that supply our hemp are registered.

Taking CBD

The endocannabinoid system is a complex network of receptors and molecules throughout the human body.  Cannabinoid receptors are found in the central nervous system, as well as throughout the peripheral nervous system, immune system and several other body tissues.  Together, these receptors and the molecules that target them function to help maintain homeostasis in several systems, including in our nervous system, immune system, cognitive functioning and pain response by regulating how our cells communicate.

Endocannabinoids, which are fat-based molecules produced by the human body, resemble the cannabinoids found in cannabis (including CBD) and activate cell signaling within the endocannabinoid system.  Because the cannabinoids from hemp so closely resemble those produced by our own body, the human body is easily able to assimilate and respond to hemp-based products like CBD oil.

CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is one of the most abundant cannabinoid compounds found in the resinous flower of the Cannabis sativa plant. 

CBD works by binding to the numerous endocannabinoid receptors throughout the body, which is why it has such a wide range for wellness effects.  Think of CBD as a key that unlocks doors (receptors) in almost every tissue in our body.  In addition to targeting receptors, CBD can affect the functioning of enzymes and transport proteins within the endocannabinoid system that assist our body in maintaining homeostasis.

Full-spectrum hemp extracts contain THC at a concentration of 0.3% or less, along with complete CBD — including the terpenes, flavonoids and minor cannabinoid compounds (CBG, CBC, etc.).  Broad-spectrum extracts have the THC content completely removed (0.0% THC), but retain along with CBD of the terpenes, flavonoids and minor cannabinoid compounds associated with the beneficial effects of hemp extracts.

CBD is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid compound from Cannabis sativa; the psychoactive properties of Cannabis are associated with its THC content, not its CBD content. According to a report from the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential. To date, there is no evidence of public health related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”

CBD isolates and broad-spectrum hemp extracts contain 0.0% THC and, therefore, will not be flagged on most drug tests because they aren’t testing for CBD compounds, just THC. According to an October 2019 New York Times article, however, some drug tests (using gas-chromatography mass-spectrometry) can’t differentiate between THC and CBD, and will flag a positive — regardless of whether  the product has THC or not. 

Dosage for CBD varies based on individual need, however a good starting point is between 5 and 10 mg daily, increasing incrementally every week until the desired effect is reached.  Most people benefit from anywhere between 5 and 20 mg up to three times daily.  Keeping a journal of dose and effects is a great way to fine-tune your unique dosage and find what works best for you! 

There are CBD products for pets available, however it is always best to consult your veterinarian or a trained animal CBD specialist before administering any CBD products to your pets.

CBD is generally well tolerated, however there is always the potential for any person to have a reaction to any food, nutrient, drug or supplement.  While rare, side effects of CBD can include nausea, fatigue and irritability.

Agricultural hemp and industrial hemp are the terms used to describe the strains of Cannabis sativa cultivated to have less than 0.3% THC (marijuana strains of Cannabis can have as high as 30% THC).  The strains used to produce CBD products are cultivated to have a high percentage of CBD, yielding potent products for both internal and topical use.

The entourage effect describes the synergistic effect of CBD with the other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in broad-spectrum and full-spectrum hemp extracts.  The combination of these compounds produces a stronger wellness effect than using the CBD cannabinoid alone as an isolate.

Broad-spectrum hemp extracts have a wide range of wellness purposes because of the prevalence of the endocannabinoid system throughout the entire human body.

Hemp extracts are a great way to incorporate cannabidiol into your wellness routine without experiencing the high associated with the THC content of medical cannabis.  Medical cannabis requires a prescription from a physician, whereas hemp extracts are widely available without the need for a prescription.  Additionally, marijuana is still federally illegal in the United States.

All cannabinoids, including CBD, are hydrophobic, meaning they do not dissolve in water by themselves.  Most CBD extracts use a carrier oil, such as MCT oil, to improve delivery and bioavailability of the extract.

Raw CBD oil means the cannabis material has not undergone any heating or curing process.  The act of slightly heating the plant material to make hemp extracts results in a process called decarboxylation, which increases the bioavailability of CBD and the other minor cannabinoids as compared to the raw oil.

No, our CBD oils are not intended for vaping.

Safety of CBD and hemp-based products during pregnancy or lactation has not been established, so it is recommended to avoid using any of these products while pregnant or breastfeeding.

Purchasing CBD

Currently, customers can buy our products directly from Frontier Co-op by contacting our Customer Service team 1-877-223-2937. We are also distributing our products through limited distribution partners.

No, at this time we are unable to ship internationally.

If you purchased the product at a retail store, return it to that location. If you purchased the product directly from Frontier Co-op, please call Customer Service at 1-877-223-2937.