FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD for short, is one of the many compounds (called cannabinoids) found primarily in the hemp (Cannabis Sativa) plant. While CBD was technically only discovered and named in 1940, hemp is among the oldest cultivated plants in human history, having been used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes for ages. While cannabinoids can also be found in other plants such as broccoli and kale, CBD can only be found in the cannabis plants.
Will CBD get me high?
No. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound and will not get you high. The compound that gets you high is tetrahydrocannabinol, THC, which is found primarily in the marijuana strain of the cannabis plant (Cannabis Endica). CBD extracts must have less than 0.3% THC.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Is CBD safe?
CBD taken in the recommend doses is considered safe. It is non-addictive and non-psychoactive. Remember, taking excessive amounts of anything, including water, can have detrimental consequences. However, it is important that you have high-quality, contaminant-free CBD. Because CBD is not regulated by the FDA, it’s important to find lab-tested products from transparent companies that you can trust.
Is CBD legal in the US?
The 2018 Farm Act federally legalized hemp and hemp-derived products that contain no more than 0.3% THC. Therefore, as long as your CBD product has less than 0.3% THC, it is legal under US federal law. Legal issues surrounding CBD typically arise when companies make medical claims that it can prevent or cure a disease, thereby making it a drug, which would be regulated by the FDA. Consumable CBD products such as tinctures, gummies, capsules, etc. are being marketed as a “dietary supplement.” The FDA has challenged that position since CBD is now an active ingredient in a prescription drug. However, the FDA has publicly stated that they wouldn’t seek enforcement of any regulations as long as vendors do not make medical claims. This is the reason (combined with some other issues related to the FTC which impact banking regulations) why you will find topical CBD products in many traditional retail outlets, whereas you will see consumable CBD products mainly online and in specialized venues such as dispensaries, vape shops, etc. All that being said, your local town/county may have its own set of of regulations.
What is CBD commonly used for?
CBD is used in a variety of products, ranging from topicals (creams, lip balms, serums, etc.) to consumables (tinctures, gummies, mints, etc.). People often buy CBD as a supplement to create a sense of relaxation and calm or to soothe aches and pains. CBD has been found to be a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory which is beneficial in both consumable and topical products.
The NITTY GRITTY OF CBD
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are unique chemicals found in the cannabis plant which mimic endocannabinoids, chemical compounds naturally produced by your body. Cannabinoids can also be found in other plants such as broccoli and kale. There are dozens of different cannabinoids found in cannabis, among which are CBD and THC. They produce an effect on the body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The endocannabinoid system (ECS), discovered in 1992, is a series of receptors, enzymes, transport molecules and ligands in the human body. The ECS acts as a “master regulator” for other systems within our body to encourage homeostasis and is involved in a range of processes like mood, sleep, metabolism, immune system and more.
Is CBD oil and hemp seed oil the same thing?
No. Hemp seed oil is made by cold-pressing the hemp seeds while CBD oil is made with the leaves, flowers, and stalks using complex extraction processes. While hemp seed oil is a great source of protein and omega fatty acids, it contains negligible amounts of CBD or other cannabinoids. Hemp seed oil also has a relatively short shelf life. CBD oil can also be referred to as “full spectrum hemp oil” or “broad spectrum hemp oil.” If the label just says “hemp oil,” chances are you are getting hemp seed oil. You should only purchase CBD products where the specific amount (usually in milligrams) of CBD is listed on the product’s label.
What's the difference between full spectrum, broad spectrum, and isolate CBD?
The range of cannabinoids (and other compounds) in a CBD extract determines whether it’s full spectrum, broad spectrum or an isolate.
Full spectrum extract includes all the same cannabinoids and compounds naturally found in the original plant. It contains dozens of cannabinoids, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes. The health benefits of full spectrum hemp go beyond it being a source of CBD. The array of cannabidiols and other natural constituents found in full-spectrum hemp work together to magnify its potency (known as the entourage effect). Full spectrum CBD extracts from hemp will have negligible traces of THC—legally below 0.3%. Broad spectrum is similar to full spectrum, but all traces of THC are removed. Overt Organics uses both full and broad spectrum extracts.
CBD isolate is created by removing all compounds other than CBD. By removing all other compounds, however, CBD isolate loses many of the beneficial properties of the full hemp extract. For this reason, O’vert Organics has chosen to only use full and broad spectrum hemp extract in our CBD products
What is the entourage effect?
The entourage effect is when the range of compounds found in full or broad spectrum CBD work harmoniously to magnify their therapeutic properties. The complex mix of of cannabinoids, protein, nutrients, and healthy fats work synergistically to encourage homeostasis and balance in our health.
CBD IN SKIN CARE
How does CBD help skin?
Initial research has shown that CBD is a promising antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Antioxidants are important for counteracting the oxidative damage which causes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Anti-inflammatory ingredients can help soothe redness and breakouts. While more research is needed, we are very encouraged by the results so far.
IS CBD safe for sensitive skin?
Overt Organics uses organically grown hemp to extract full and broad spectrum CBD. Our products are lab-verified and made with plant and mineral-based ingredients. However, it is still recommended to patch tests all skin care products before using them on your face as individual skin may react differently
How do I choose the right CBD skin care product for me?
Research the brand and products to make sure you are getting pure and effective CBD. Companies should be transparent about their CBD lab results. Some people have allergic reactions to natural ingredients, so you should always read the ingredients list of any product you purchase.
Is your CBD lab tested? Where can I see the results?
Yes. Use the QR code on your product label to find the lab results for the CBD used in your specific product.
Are your products organic and vegan-friendly?
Overt Organics primarily uses plant and mineral-based ingredients. We are committed to providing you with the highest percentage of organic ingredients. We use every effort to source organically grown ingredients, however, not all ingredients are available organically grown. The ingredients label on each product will specify the ingredients that are organically grown. All our products are 100% vegan.
Do you use preservatives?
Any product that contains water should also contain some form of preservative to reduce the possibility of contamination leading to mold and bacteria. Because your health and wellness are our primary concern, our water-based products will contain a naturally occurring plant-based, food grade preservative.
How much CBD is in your products?
The amount of CBD is listed on the front label of each Overt Organics product. The amount of CBD ranges from 25mg in our lip butter to 500mg in our pain balm.
Where is your hemp grown?
The hemp used in our CBD products is grown in the Pacific Northwest United States.
Are your products gluten-free?
Yes, all our products are gluten-free.
How should I store CBD products?
You should store all your CBD products in a cool place, away from direct sunlight.