What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, known as CBD for short, is an active compound in agricultural hemp/cannabis commonly used to support health and wellness. While THC - the other main active compound in cannabis - is highly psychoactive (hence why it is used recreationally), CBD does not act on the same neural pathways within the brain, and therefore does not produce a high. To learn more about current research being done on the specific health benefits and applications of CBD we recommend referring to www.PubMed.gov.*
Why Chocolate and CBD?
While its deliciousness is hard to deny, the main reason we use raw chocolate as a delivery medium for our CBD actually goes a little deeper than pure pleasure. Cacao, the base ingredient for all dark chocolate, is one of the most chemically complex foods on earth. In ancient Aztec and Mayan history, cacao was used as a sacred food, and as the base for medicinal beverages used in ceremony. The theobromine and caffeine content in cacao are vasodilators – meaning they increase circulation. This effect can also increase the body's ability to absorb and utilize medicinal ingredients such as herbs and extracts, making raw chocolate the perfect medium for something like CBD. Cacao also happens to be rich with powerful antioxidants known as flavonols, minerals such as magnesium, iron, and zinc, as well as endorphin-boosting compounds like PEA and anandamide – both of which have an uplifting affect on the mood. It's a match made in superfood heaven!*
Where Does Your CBD Come From?
Our CBD comes from hemp sourced from a 1,200 acre organic hemp farm in NE Yunnan, a province located in SW China known for its ancient history, lush vegetation, and beautiful natural landscapes which includes snowcapped mountains and freshwater lakes.
How is Your CBD extracted?
Our CBD is extracted without the use of solvents or chemicals using a supercritical CO2 process.*
Is CBD Legal?
Yep! Because our pure CBD comes from 100% agricultural hemp stalk, not marijuana, it is legal to buy and consume even in states where marijuana has not been legalized. Our CBD is classified as hemp oil to be used for nutritional purposes.*
Will CBD get me high?
It is virtually impossible to get high from pure hemp CBD extracted from 100% industrial hemp stalk due the inherent lack of THC - the compound responsible for marijuana's psychoactive effects. That being said, it is normal to feel more relaxed and at ease after consuming CBD.*
Are there any risks?
CBD has a remarkable safety profile; that being said, we can not rule out any and all risk. We encourage you to consult with your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional before undergoing any new supplement or nutritional regime.*
Can I take it if I’m on any medication?
We encourage you to do research and talk to your doctor in regards to consuming CBD while on specific medications.*
Can I ingest CBD while pregnant or nursing?
The use of Hemp CBD is not in and of itself contraindicated by pregnancy, however, each situation is different, and you should always consult with your doctor or qualified health care professional before ingesting hemp CBD, or any other nutritional supplement, while pregnant or nursing.*
Are there any allergies related to CBD?
Our CBD comes from 100% organically grown hemp and is free from traces of many common allergens like gluten, soy, and dairy. While allergic reactions to hemp and/or CBD are extremely uncommon, an allergy to any substance is always possible. We recommend testing out a small amount first before consuming a full dose. A true allergy would manifest pretty quickly. If you've had an allergic reaction to hemp products in the past, such as hemp seeds, hemp oil, or hemp protein, it would be advisable to avoid hemp CBD as well.*
Will CBD show up in a drug test?
The low amounts of THC in industrial hemp make it a more favorable choice for those wanting the medicinal benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effects of medical marijuana. It also makes it more ideal for those who may have to undergo drug testing for their profession or sport. That being said, even CBD derived from agricultural hemp stalk contains trace amounts of THC (under .3%), therefore if your livelihood or career is on the line, it may be advisable to avoid substances derived from cannabis all together. If you have concerns we advise you to speak with your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.*
Can anyone buy CBD?
Yes! You do NOT need to have a medical marijuana card to purchase our products and there is no age restriction. We ship to all 50 states.
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA) DISCLOSURE:
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.