Frequently Asked Questions
NOTE: This website is intended as informational only, and is not meant as, and should not be construed as medical advice of any kind. Consumers should consult with their own healthcare practitioners concerning specific questions. The CBD oil products described in this website are not drugs, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, suggest any proven medical benefits of CBD oil or prevent any disease or abnormal condition in any way.
What is cannabidiol (CBD)? What is CBD oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.
‘CBD oil’ is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the Latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it.
Our CBD oils are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, or CBD-rich cannabis oil. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD oils is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.
If a CBD hemp extract is 40% CBD, why is the other CBD hemp extract upto 90%? What’s in CBD Oil besides cannabidiol (CBD)?
Our CBD oils contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids, most notably cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN, and probably others yet to be adequately identified. In addition to the cannabinoids present in our industrial hemp oil extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D, & E), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, & potassium), carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, alcohols, glycosides, pigments, hemp seed oil, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our CBD oils are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), alpha-Humulene, (E)-beta-Farnesene, and delta-3-Carene.
How does CBD oil work?
Please research cannabidiol and CBD oil through other trusted resources to educate yourself as to how cannabidiol and hemp may effect the human system.
What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Scientifically and genetically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana can be the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. Marijuana, 99% of the time, has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD, and naturally has a low, trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’*
Hemp is used for making medicinal remedies, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more. Whereas, marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally.
*Our hemp derived, CBD oil blends are sometimes referred to by people as cannabis oil, as the term cannabis can technically describe hemp or marijuana, and in our case cannabis oil is obviously being used to describe our hemp oils.
Is CBD from Hemp as good as CBD from marijuana?
The short answer is YES. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low cannabidiol profile, so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable regarding CBD potency because it naturally has such a high amount of it.*
There are however certain strains of marijuana that are being grown with a very high CBD content, but this is presently very rare. And the few growers that do have high CBD marijuana strains are struggling to provide for all the people in need. Our CBD percentage from hemp is still comparable to these high CBD marijuana strains, and will soon actually surpass them. So, industrial hemp is not just an ideal alternative to marijuana, but is most of the time the preferable choice.*
*The cannabis strain Charolotte’s Web is now considered a variety of hemp, which flies in the face of a common misconception that marijuana is a better source of CBD than hemp, being that Charlotte’s Web gave CBD the very popularity it is now experiencing. THC and CBD tend to balance each other out, ratio-wise, in cannabis plants, so if enough breeding attention is given to increasing CBD levels, the THC levels will naturally fall and eventually you will have a harvest that will be under .3% THC on a dry-weight basis, making it fall within the definition of Industrial Hemp. Hemp is truly a wonderful source of cannabidiol (CBD), as is obvious from our quality and the feedback we’ve received from thousands of different people.
Is your CBD Oil similar Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil?
Yes, they are similar, but there are slight differences. Just like Charlotte’s Web, the cannabis strains we use to produce our CBD oils are considered industrial hemp, a classification of Cannabis sativa with only trace amounts of THC (the main psychoactive component in the cannabis genus). However, our hemp cultivars are USA grown and certified, whereas Charlotte’s Web is not. We use multiple hemp cultivars for our products; Charlotte’s Web is just one of about 50 different strains of industrial hemp, all with low THC levels and high CBD levels. As with all natural products (think grapes and wine), with Hemp and CBD oil there are natural variances in odor, flavor, appearance, yield, etc., that are effected by the cultivar, year, location, month of harvest, elevation level, soil type, etc.. Examples of components in hemp that may vary batch to batch, year to year, include fatty acid content, vitamin content, mineral content, cannabinoid profile, terpene profile, amino acid profile, and more. So although the CBD levels are extremely similar, there will be other, maybe less important variances between Charlotte’s Web and the other USA grown and certified strains we use.
Another point of interest is that all our CBD extracts are produced through supercritical CO2 extraction processes, whereas with Charlotte’s Web CBD oil it’s hard to determine what method of extraction is being used, as it’s not mentioned very clearly anywhere it’s sold. The Stanley Brothers have mentioned using a rotary evaporator, which indicates they are using a solvent, but which one is not mentioned anywhere that we looked. On the other hand, we only use Supercritical CO2 for our extractions, a natural compound which is generally recognized as safe (GRAS) by the FDA. Supercritical CO2 extraction is widely regarded as the safest and most efficient method for extracting any botanical substance, including hemp. As it stands, we and most others have no idea how Charlotte’s Web CBD oil is really produced.
What’s the percentage of cannabidiol in your product?
Our base CBD extracts have varying percentages of CBD content. The range has been 47%-72% potency so far. We use multiple hemp cultivars, grown outdoors in the best enviroment and under different climate conditions, so there is naturally a variance in the final biochemical composition of the oil extracts.
Most European CBD oil will only have between 25% potency so you are not getting the bang for your buck by paying the less potent quality CBD oil. For example, if you purchase a 20% extract from a European CBD sources compared our Ensohara locally grown with upto 70% extract. Then you will need to get 3 bottles of CBD oil with 20% extract in order to be the same as Ensohara 1 bottle of CBD oil. You will pay 3 times more in order to get the same Ensohara potency and therapeutic effects.
What is the best method of ingestion?
As a dietary supplement, the best absorption is sublingual. Put the oil under your tongue and hold for 60-90 second then swallow.
What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?
The ideal serving size is not known. However, our healthcare professionals in the company can guide you if you need to ask for your overall health. See our label on Directions to use the CBD Hemp oil.
However; in one study we looked at, 2mg of cannabidiol (CBD) had similar effects as 200mg CBD. An important factor to acknowledge when considering this question is that most of the studies and research being performed on CBD use an isolated form of synthetic cannabidiol. Our whole plant, hemp derived CBD oil is different- the CBD most likely works in conjunction with the other cannabinoids (CBN, CBC, CBG, etc.), terpenes, vitamins, minerals, omega lipids and other natural phytochemicals present in industrial hemp.*
Also worth mentioning is that the weight of the person may play a role in how the CBD effects the body. A 40 pound child most likely won’t need the same amount as a 250 pound man to gain a similar result.*
We generally suggest experimentation when figuring out a good serving for you or your loved one. Phytochemical constituents from hemp (like CBD) are considered by most to be relatively safe, and there has not been any major side effects that we’ve ever seen or heard of. What seems to work may vary greatly from person to person.*
One last note on this topic is that your body will build up a storage of cannabidiol in the body, which is unlike most chemicals. Unlike alcohol, which is usually absent from the blood stream and body within 24-48 hours after ingestion, cannabidiol is fat soluble and may stay bound to the cells of the body for weeks. This is important to know because after a few weeks of using CBD oil a lesser amount may be required to gain effects similar to the original servings.*
What is the safety of cannabidiol and your Hemp CBD oil? Are there negative side effects?
Cannabidiol (CBD), and other phytochemical constituents of cannabis are considered to be generally safe. In hemp’s thousands of years of use there has not been one recorded fatality or major illness contributed to it’s use that we know of.*
In some rare occasion, people will complain of a short lasting and mild stomach pain. This usually subsides after 2-3 days of use. Two out of thousands of our customers have made note of this.*
In high servings some people can experience a slight sedative effect and headache effect.*
In very high servings (upwards of 200mg of CBD per serving) some people experience what’s being labeled as Dysphoria, an unpleasant emotional state. This is incredibly rare though, and has only been mentioned when using abnormally high amounts of CBD.
Why are hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD oil) products so expensive?
Our cannabidiol rich, hemp oil blends (CBD oils) are produced from industrial hemp, and in order for us to legally (through Federal law) acquire and sell the hemp oil, the hemp must be grown according to strict standard and guidelines by the FDA and the United States rules and regulations for Hemp Industry. In order for us to obtain the hemp oil extract that are grown locally in the US and be able to sell it to all fifty states and worldwide, we must pass all tests from potency to toxicities.
A supercritical CO2 oil extraction is performed on the stalks and seeds of mature industrial hemp plants, and the resulting hemp oil is analyzed in a laboratory through an HPLC test. Then the raw CO2 extracted hemp oil is collected and is further refined at a GMP certified facility. The purified hemp oil is then again analyzed for its potency and purity. And then turning this high cbd, hemp oil extract into our final cbd oil blends is another additional process that takes time and resources. And then a final testing is performed on the finished cbd oil blends at a lab. These necessary steps to ensure ultimate potency and purity throughout each stage of the process, and the facilities that are required to perform all the steps, all add up to hemp derived cannabidiol (CBD Oil) products being very costly to manufacture.
Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high CBD content CBD oil?
Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our Ensohara CBD Hemp oil. Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our CBD extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself. Regular hemp oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, and may provide benefits for certain ailments, but it only has a trace amount of CBD in it, and it is the CBD that is being so widely recognized and studied for it’s potentially far reaching abilities. We emulsify our CBD extract into hemp seed oil and other oil to produce the synergistic effects; thus, it is the CBD that is undoubtedly the main ingredient that makes our product stand out.*
Will I get ‘high’ from CBD Hemp oil?
NO. Our CBD oils are all made from industrial hemp, which only has tiny trace amounts of THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
We have a very strict internal quality assurance system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp-CBD extracts and our final products for Cannabinoid Potency, Heavy Metals, Bacterial and Microbials, Mycotoxins (Fungal), and Pesticides.
Why do you only make Peppermint Flavor?
We tested and created other flavors BUT we feel the best tasting flavor among our paitents/ customers/ consumers from their feedback and comments is the Peppermint Flavor. Thus, to save you from choosing the right flavor then we decide to make the best tasting Peppermint flavor in our products.