FAQs

What is CBD?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol, one of over 100 identified cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. People use CBD in many different ways, and for many different reasons.

Will these products get me high?

No. CBD is non-intoxicating and will not get you high. CBD works with your body’s Endocannabinoid System, which is responsible for regulating many bodily functions, without any psychotropic effects.

What is the difference between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil?

Both hemp seed oil and CBD come from the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil is produced only from the seeds, and while it’s nutritionally dense with many purported health benefits, it contains zero CBD. CBD must be derived from the whole mature plants including stalks and flowers.

What is the difference between Hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana both belong to the Cannabis Sativa L. plant species, and while they retain a number of similarities, they have some key differences. The defining characteristic between hemp and marijuana is the chemical composition contained within each plant. Both plants produce CBD, the non-intoxicating cannabis compound. However, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol)—the substance that produces the feeling of a “high”—is produced at very different levels.

By nature, the marijuana plant contains much higher levels of THC (up to 30%). The hemp plant, on the other hand, is classified as having less than 0.3% THC and is high in CBD—making it an ideal source for getting all the beneficial properties of cannabis without any intoxicating effects.

What are Terpenes?

Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by a variety of plants. Terpenes are what give each flower, herb and fruit its own unique scent and flavor. Every day, everywhere you go, you encounter terpenes. When you zest a lemon, you smell terpenes. In addition to unique aromas, terpenes play an equally important role in influencing the way we taste, smell and feel when a plant, herb or fruit is consumed. This happens because terpenes interact synergistically with other botanical compounds and humans hormones to create a phenomenon referred to as the “entourage effect” that magnifies the benefits of the plant’s individual components.

What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil is a product that is rich in cannabidiol (CBD). CBD has become popular in recent years, with consumers using it with a variety of wellness goals. CBD oil is derived from the aerial parts (buds) of the hemp plant instead of hemp seeds. Products should be clearly labeled as containing hemp-derived CBD, and list how many milligrams the product contains openly on the label. Also, the company selling the product should openly display 3rd party lab results for their products to show the product contains CBD. CBD oil will come in three major variants:

How do I use CBD Oil?

The best way to consume CBD oil is by placing a desired amount under the tongue and letting it sit for 60 seconds. This maximizes absorption into the bloodstream. If you find CBD unpalatable, it may be added to food or beverage, but some CBD will be lost in the digestive process.

What is Hemp seed Oil?

Hemp seed oil is relative to many other carrier oil, sort of like sunflower seed oil and olive oil in that it’s a cold-pressed extract from seeds. Hemp seed oil is a perfectly good seed oil that’s high in antioxidants, omega-3 and -6 fatty acids, but contains no CBD. Hemp seed oil has been available in health food stores for decades and is an ingredient of many health products. Hemp seed oil has no cannabinoids in it. It’s generally viewed as a superfood and is great for adding nutritional value to your diet, but will not come with the potential benefits that CBD may offer.

How should I store my CBD Oil?

We suggest keeping your products in a cool dark place.

What happens if I take too much CBD?

In short, you can’t overdose on CBD. A World Health Organization (W.H.O.) report concluded that CBD is “generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.” So far, scientific research has not pinpointed any clear limits to how much CBD is too much CBD. In the absence of precise doses or limits to how much CBD to take, the best thing to do is start slow and pay attention to how your body reacts.

Will I fail a drug test?

Drug tests typically look for THC, which is primarily found in marijuana. Our Isolate formulas contain 0.0% THC and our full spectrum products contain less than 0.3% THC. We cannot guarantee you will not fail a drug test.

Are these products legal?

CBD is federally legal under the 2018 farm bill.

You you third party test your products?

Yes, all of our products are third party lab tested. You can find all of our lab reports by visiting the Lab page on our website.

Can I give these products to my pets?

Our products are formulated for humans and we do not recommend giving them to your pet. We suggest using a pet specific formula and checking with your veterinarian before starting your pet on any new supplement.

Can I fly with CBD?

According to the TSA, CBD/hemp products can now be taken both in carry-on and checked bags as long as they have less than 0.3% THC. If you are traveling internationally, we recommend checking local law regarding the legality of CBD products.

Will CBD Interact with my other medications?

CBD can interact with prescribed medications, so it’s important to talk with your doctor before adding CBD into your routine.

What is a Full spectrum?

Full spectrum: This means the product contains CBD plus all the minor cannabinoids found in the hemp plant including CBC, CBG, CBN, etc. plus THC. THC levels in CBD products should always be <0.3% to comply with federal regulation and ensure they do not make the user feel “high”.

What does Full Spectrum mean?

Full spectrum means that an oil or product contains all of the cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant in nature, rather than just CBD. Full spectrum products are associated with the “entourage effect” – this refers to the increased effectiveness of these products due to the different cannabinoids working synergistically.

How much tincture should I take?

Each full tincture dropper contains 1ml of liquid – this liquid will contain about 33-40mg of CBD with the 1000mg Tincture and 17-20mg of CBD per ml within the 500mg . We recommend that our customers start with a half dropper full, and increase their dosage as necessary. As with anything, CBD affects each person differently, and it is important to find what works for you individually.

Can I Purchase Wholesale?

In order to purchase wholesale from LifeStyle Extracts, you must first have a valid business license we can associate with your account. Reach out and we can get you started customerservice@lifestyle-extracts.com. We have a minimum order of $500.

What is CBD Oil or TINCTURE?

CBD Tinctures are oil-based CBD products. Our full spectrum CBD Tinctures use only the purest sourced ingredients to ensure you have the absolute best hemp extract possible, with no fillers. Our CBD rich oils include our premium CO2 hemp extract, organic fractionated coconut oil (the purest form of coconut oil), and can be taken sublingually or applied topically.

Benefits of CBD Tincture

Our full spectrum CBD oil is a popular addition to the daily wellness routine. CBD oil can be taken quickly and easily without any extra equipment or preparation needed. It can also be added to some of your favorite meals and drinks!

How does CBD work?

CBD interacts with your Endocannabinoid System (ECS) – various receptors found throughout the body. These receptors are involved with a wide range of physiological processes including appetite, pain, memory, mood, stress, sleep, and immune function.

How long does CBD take to work?

The CBD market is growing fast. With that, it seems like new products come out everyday that claim they are infused with CBD. Everything from bottled water to pillows are being put to market using CBD as a buzzword to attract consumers. You may have tried some of these products out of curiosity and found little to no effect from them. All these products you see have great reviews on them from people who have purchased them and had fantastic results, so why don’t you feel anything?

Dosing Amount
This can be one of the biggest factors for determining if and when you will feel any effects from CBD. Products like bottled water that contain 10mg of CBD diluted in a liter of water are unlikely to have a noticeable difference. Even if you were to consume the entire bottle quickly enough to get all 10mg of CBD into your system at once, 10mg is still a fairly small amount. Products like CBD tincture are taken sublingually. This means the oil is dosed under your tongue to allow the oil to enter your blood stream directly through your sublingual glands. Since the oil doesn’t need to be filtered through your digestive system and your liver before entering your bloodstream, it leaves less room for your body to break it down before getting to the point of being used. Most tinctures will also usually contain anywhere from 20-80mg of CBD in 1mL, compared to 10mg in 1L of the bottled water.

Consumption Method
Different consumption methods have higher bioavailability than others. Bioavailability is defined as the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into a living system or is made available at the site of physiological activity. Consumption methods such as edibles (gummies, chocolates, etc.) will have a low bioavailability as your digestive track must first break down the edible and then filter it through your liver before the CBD can enter your bloodstream. Methods like sublingual dosing and vaping allow the CBD to enter your bloodstream directly. These methods can have much faster results. The last method would be topical. Most consumers will use topicals if they have an area that they are specifically trying to target. While most topicals will not enter the bloodstream, they do allow you to apply CBD directly to the tissue where your pain is located.

The Endocannabinoid System
Every human has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). Just like the humans they belong to; no two endocannabinoid systems are the same. If you and your friend were to take the same dose of the same product, one of you may notice near-instant results while it may take the other 2 weeks of regular use to notice the difference. This is just simply a difference in how receptive your ECS is to the cannabinoids in the product you are using. This is where you will sometimes need to do some experimenting to find the best dose, method, and routine. You may have tried an isolate-based product and found no effect, but then give a full spectrum product a try and find that it is much better, but only for the first half of your day. So then you split your dose in half between the morning and the afternoon. It is all about paying attention to differences in your body, and when you notice them in relation to your CBD use.

Bottom Line
While CBD may not give you the instant change of life you are looking for, a little bit of experimenting with different products and dosing methods can go a long way. Keep in mind that just because you do not feel something instantly, it doesn’t mean that you won’t be able to achieve your wellness goals. Consistency is key with CBD.

What is an Isolate?

Isolate: This means the product is derived from CBD isolate and will only contain CBD, with no minor cannabinoids. Isolate products are fairly common on the market as they are inexpensive to manufacture, and isolate can be incorporated into a wide array of recipes.

What is a Broad spectrum?

This means the product will contain CBD plus all the minor cannabinoids except for THC. Products made from broad spectrum oil are typically used by consumers looking to avoid THC but are still looking for benefits minor cannabinoids may offer.

TINCTURE

Traditionally used to describe alcohol based products, but now used to describe even oil-based products. Typically used sublingually or orally.

ISOLATE

A cannabis product that contains only CBD.

ENTOURAGE EFFECT

A concept where all of the components (cannabinoids, terpenes, etc) in the plant work together in the body, boosting each other to create a balanced, synergistic effect. Typically lacking in isolate products.

CANNABINOID

Molecules produced by the cannabis plant.

TERPENES

Oils found in all plants that give the plant scent, flavor, and additional benefits.

HEMP

Any cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis.

ENDOCANNABINOIDS

Cannabinoid molecules produced naturally by the body.

CANNABIDIOL (CBD)

One of the primary cannabinoids found in cannabis. Not associated with the typical psychoactive effects.

SUBLINGUAL

A consumption method that entails you applying the product under the tongue.

FULL SPECTRUM

A cannabis product that contains not only CBD, but also some other cannabinoids (usually THC), and terpenes in their naturally occurring quantities.

CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS (COA)

A certificate/report provided by a testing facility as verification that certain tests were performed, as well as their results. Often contains potency tests, heavy metals tests, solvent tests, and/or terpene tests.

BROAD SPECTRUM

Containing more than just CBD, such as some minor cannabinoids and terpenes, but typically no THC.