FAQ's

 

Will CBD Show up on a Drug Test?

Creating Better Days CBD utilizes a natural isolate extraction technique to draw out CBD from industrial hemp, This is basically the best method so that the CBD levels are consistent each and every time as well as the best way to eliminate all trace amounts of THC. Mystic Health CBD won't make you fail drug tests with regard to THC.

What are the concentrations of CBD and other cannabinoids in your products?

Our raw extracts contain varying percentages of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids, with concentrations ranging from 10% to 99%. Each product has a unique formulation, maximizing a particular set of benefits through a carefully selected ratio of our different extracts. Our CBD Isolate is over 99% pure CBD.

Where Should I Start? How Much Should I Take?

Everyone’s endocannabinoid system is different therefore, the amount of CBD for everybody can vary. It's better to begin with a low level and work your way up. There isn't any need to begin with the highest level on the market.     

Appropriate dosage varies depending on which product you are using, how you are using it, and how your body responds. We recommend starting with one to three drops per serving, once or twice a day, and then adjusting the dose as needed. If you are using a hemp oil supplement for the first time, we encourage you to discuss any questions you may have with your healthcare practitioner.

How do you obtain your CBD oil?

We obtain our cannabidiol (CBD) oil from the hemp plant using the technique of CO2 extraction. We use hemp rather than other varieties of cannabis because the hemp plant contains very little THC, meaning that it provides the health benefits associated with cannabinoids without producing any psychoactive effects. The process of CO2 extraction maximizes these benefits, yielding an oil with a full spectrum of healthful cannabinoids and a variety of terpenes, minerals, fatty acids, and vitamins. These nutritional components combine to make our products potent and nourishing dietary supplements.

Does CBD oil cure any conditions?

While CBD oil provides a variety of health benefits as a dietary supplement, our CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We encourage you, however, to seek out trusted sources and studies on the uses and benefits of cannabidiol for those living with different conditions. We make no medical claims about our products but may refer to related studies In order to facilitate your access to this valuable information.

Are hemp-derived cannabinoids, such as CBD, as good as those derived from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether it is derived from hemp or from marijuana. In fact, hemp tends to be preferred as a source because it usually contains higher concentrations of CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as CBC and CBG. Most marijuana contains high levels of THC, the cannabinoid responsible for its psychoactive effects, but very low levels of these other beneficial, non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

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What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same plant, belonging to similar genus. All strains of industrial hemp belong to the species Cannabis sativa, while marijuana includes strains belonging to Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Note that because hemp and marijuana are both forms of cannabis, the term ‘cannabis oil’ can refer to either a hemp- or a marijuana-derived oil.

Even among strains of the same species, however, hemp and marijuana exhibit drastically different genetic profiles. Unlike marijuana, most industrial hemp has been bred to be very fibrous, typically characterized by long, strong stalks and very few flowering buds. Marijuana plants, on the other hand, are smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. Excitingly, newer industrial hemp varieties are now being bred to bear more flowers and to produce higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes. The Colorado hemp we use for our products, for example, is rich in these healthy compounds!

Importantly, the two types of plant also differ significantly in their levels of THC and CBD. Most marijuana contains high levels of THC and very little CBD. Most hemp, on the other hand, contains very high levels of CBD and only trace amounts of THC. For this reason, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for the benefits of cannabis products without the psychoactive effects or ‘high’ produced by most marijuana.

Because of their differences, hemp and marijuana have some distinct uses. Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and many other health and material products. Marijuana does not have the same textural qualities and tends to be used exclusively for recreational, spiritual, and medicinal purposes.

In the USA, Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014 provides a legal definition of industrial hemp: “The term ‘industrial hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

What is the difference between CBD oil and the hemp products I buy at the grocery store?

 Hemp products sold in stores are most often made with hemp seed oil, which can contain only trace amounts of CBD. While it has been noted that hemp seed oil can be a great source of nutrition, its marginal quantity of CBD per weight makes it unfeasible as a CBD supplement. Our CBD hemp oil, however, is extracted from the stalk of specifically selected hemp cultivars, offering higher percentages of CBD by weight and additional nutritional benefits.

Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

Absolutely not. Standard hemp seed oil, which can be found inexpensively at many supermarkets, is very different from our CO2 hemp extracts, which are not derived from the hemp seed and which contain a much greater concentration of healthful compounds. Basic hemp seed oil is produced by cold-pressing the seeds of the plant. Our hemp extract, on the other hand, is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself. While hemp seed oil contains many wonderful nutrients, it does not contain the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids, and other healthful elements found in our extracts.

What is CO2 extraction? What's the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?

CO2 extraction is an extraction procedure that uses pressurized CO2 to extract phytochemicals, such as CBD, CBG, terpenes, or flavonoids, from a plant. At certain temperatures and pressures, CO2 acts as a solvent, separating these phytochemicals from the rest of their source plant. This extraction method is the most expensive plant extraction technique, and is commonly considered to be the most reliable and the safest.

While many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, supercritical extraction is actually just one approach to CO2 extraction, and may produce inferior results. Other approaches include subcritical CO2 extractions, which use a lower temperature and a lower pressure, and ‘mid-critical' extractions, which use temperatures and pressures falling between those used in subcritical and supercritical extractions.

Subcritical CO2 extraction takes more time and produces a smaller yield than supercritical extraction. This procedure, however, is better able to retain many of the important oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical extraction, on the other hand, is a high-pressure, high-heat procedure that harms most of the plant’s terpenes and heat-sensitive chemicals. The advantage of supercritical extraction is its ability to extract much bigger molecules, such as lipids (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), chlorophyll, and waxes.

A genuinely full-spectrum CO2 extract consists of an initial subcritical extraction, a secondary supercritical extraction from the same plant material, and the homogenization of the two resulting oil extracts into one. In the vital oil industry, an extract derived from this specific process is described as a ‘CO2 Total.’

What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We batch test all of our products through third party labs. We will be adding all lab reports soon. Contact us if you don't see what you are looking for.

I heard the FDA was shutting down CBD companies. Is this true?

The FDA has warned companies marketing CBD products not to make any claims about the use of CBD to treat or prevent disease. Currently, the FDA has not approved CBD or any other cannabinoid for any medical indications and does not currently regard it as having medicinal benefit. We were not among the companies warned by the FDA, and as an industry leader, we make it a point to remain conservatively compliant with all FDA guidelines. We never make claims about the medical uses of our products and, instead encourage you to do your own research and to discuss your concerns with your doctor before starting any new dietary supplement.

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