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.
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 religious ceremonies. 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 effect on the mood. It's a match made in superfood heaven!*
Where Does Your CBD Come From?
Our CBD comes from organically grown, non-GMO hemp sourced right here in the USA - grown and processed in the state of Colorado. In order to produce the purest cannabidiol, our hemp plants have been selectively bred to maximize CBD concentration.
How is Your CBD extracted?
Our CBD is extracted without the use of solvents or chemicals using a supercritical CO2 process. Each batch of C02 extract is third-party lab tested and guaranteed to be free of contaminants.*
Is CBD Legal?
Yep! Because our pure CBD comes from 100% industrial hemp, not marijuana, it is legal to buy and consume even in states where marijuana has not been legalized. Our CBD comes from hemp that is grown and processed under the strict guidelines of Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill and the Colorado Department of Agricultural Industrial Hemp Pilot Program. 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 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.*
What is the carrier oil in your Hemp Extracts?
We use organic cold-pressed hemp seed oil as the carrier in our broad spectrum Hemp CBD extract oils. Hemp seed oil is a superfood in its own right with a high concentration of brain and body-nourishing Omega 3 fatty acids. We also find that using an oil also derived from the hemp plant has a nutritional and energetic synergy with the CBD extract itself.
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. That being said, even CBD derived from agricultural hemp contains trace amounts of THC (under .3%), as well as other cannabinoids within the hemp plant itself. Therefore, if your livelihood or career is on the line, it may be advisable to avoid substances derived from cannabis altogether. If you have concerns we advise you to speak with your doctor or other qualified healthcare professional.*
Can anyone buy CBD?
Our product is made from hemp, and does not require a medical license to acquire. 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.