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WHAT IS CBD?
CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is a non-psychotropic molecule found in the Cannabis plant. It is one of many life-promoting chemicals, commonly called cannabinoids, found in this family of plants that includes both hemp and marijuana. Clinical trials have reported and substantiated CBD’s range of positive effects on numerous health conditions. CBD for LifePatent products is extracted exclusively from hemp flowers and leaves. Hemp oil extracted from seeds does not contain this important molecule.
HOW DOES LIFEPATENT HEMP OIL WORK?
The phytocannabinoids in hemp oil act like keys to the endocannabinoid system (ECS) receptors in our bodies. Every mammal is regulated by their ECS, and cannabinoids, whether phyto (plant-based) or endo (internal), unlock these receptors and allow them to release natural chemicals that support the body’s equilibrium. As production of endocannabinoids decreases over time, degeneration and aging occur. Phytocannabinoids prevent the breakdown of endocannabinoids and supplement the body’s own endocannabinoids to help keep the body balanced. Everyone is different, so cannabinoids may affect people in many different ways. The key is to find your unique balance of cannabinoid supplementation.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD AND THC?
HOW DO YOU ENSURE PRODUCT PURITY AND CONSISTENCY?
We have complete control over our product from the seed to the extracted oil. We know the source of our flower and by using a highly reputable third-party company to perform our chemical analyses, we can be confident in our product purity and consistency. Since the industry is largely unregulated, we have created our own proprietary cGMP (current Good Manufacturing Practices) standards for bottling and manufacturing to ensure the highest quality. View our lab results on our labs page.
HOW DO I CONSUME CBD AND HOW MUCH DO I TAKE?
Everyone is different when it comes to deciding how much hemp CBD oil to take. Concentrations of CBD within our hemp oils vary by product, but using hemp oil is simple. Sublingual (under the tongue) application promotes the best transfer of cannabinoids into the body. Standard application involves using a dropper to apply a full dropper of oil under the tongue and letting it completely absorb, rather than swallowing it. The easiest way to determine dosage is by paying attention to your body, starting gradually, and increasing the amount until the desired effects are obtained.
WHEN CAN I EXPECT TO FEEL RESULTS?
Depending on the individual and the concentration, results can be felt within a time frame of mere moments to weeks and months. Everyone is different, but on average most people will need to build up some cannabinoids in their system before results can be seen or felt. In some cases, this can be as much as several weeks, although many people may see and feel results within a week’s time.
WHAT DOES “CERTIFIED INDUSTRIAL HEMP” MEAN?
A certified industrial hemp label means that the hemp cultivar has been certified by a state or a federal authority as meeting the requirements for ‘industrial hemp’, allowing the transportation and sale of the plant across state and international boundaries. By regulation, industrial hemp includes cannabis plants and plant parts that contains 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or less in the leaves and flowering heads.
WHAT MAKES YOUR FORMULATIONS DIFFERENT/BETTER THAN OTHERS IN THE MARKETPLACE?
We note the availability of “poor quality hemp” that is sold in the marketplace at reduced prices. We know exactly where our hemp seeds are obtained because we want to ensure our product is consistently produced from batch to batch. Our extraction process provides among the highest, if not the highest, yields in the industry. We implement cGMP-compliant quality control standards in our production process. We depend on reputable third-party companies to validate our products. Our in-house staff includes researchers with medical and pharmacological backgrounds and who are dedicated to the science behind growing, extracting, and using CBD.
HOW DO I CANCEL OR RETURN MY ORDER?
WHAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS IN LIFEPATENTS HEMP OIL?
Our ingredients are simple, natural, and pure hemp flower extracts mixed with MCT Coconut Oil and natural lemon flavorings. Oils containing medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) promote the most efficient delivery of the cannabinoid extracts.
HOW DO YOU EXTRACT THE CBD FROM THE PLANT?
We extract CBD from the whole flower with ethanol. This process provides outstanding yields of not only CBD, but a vast array of other useful phytocannabinoids and terpenes (odiferous organic compounds) present in the plant. Extraction by other means, such as CO2, can influence the bioavailability and integrity of the cannabinoids.
HOW DO I KNOW THAT YOUR PRODUCT CONTAINS WHAT YOU SAY IT HAS?
We have our products analyzed by a third-party laboratory, ProVerde, based in Boston. We include the results of these analyses with every product that we sell, and the results for any given lot can be found on our website. Customers can see for themselves what is in each and every bottle that we sell on our labs page.
WHAT SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE EXISTS TO VALIDATE THE HEALING EFFECTS OF CBD?
The science supporting CBD’s efficacy is everywhere. In fact, the FDA has already approved the first cannabis-based medicine in the United States (Epidolex). The NIH (National Institutes of Health) has been conducting research studies for at least two decades, and has spent over $250 million on cannabinoid research. The Department of Health and Human Services holds a patent on the neuro-protective properties of cannabidiol, and clinical research continues with new discoveries emerging daily about the healing and regenerative properties of phytocannabinoids. In addition, numerous medical schools (e.g., UCLA, University of Pennsylvania, Jefferson Medical School) are conducting research in this area.
CAN I TAKE HEMP CBD OIL WITH MY CURRENT MEDICATION?
We always suggest that you check with your doctor before using any supplement. However, scientific studies have identified few medications that negatively interact with cannabinoids. Anecdotal reports suggest that CBD may interact negatively with some chemotherapeutic drugs. Science-based data are available from some studies that were undertaken during the approval of CBD-infused Epidolex. In these studies, CBD was found to interact with only 2 of 19 anti-epileptic drugs, namely Clobazam and Valproate. With Clobazam, CBD increased its half-life (which means the body takes longer to process the drug). With Valproate, studies showed there was a rise in liver enzymes in the blood.
IF I TAKE HEMP CBD OIL, WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?
It is possible, but unlikely. Everybody is different, and how our bodies process cannabinoids depends on body weight, metabolism, density of CB1 and CB2 endo-receptors, and the concentration of cannabinoids in the product you are consuming. The average hemp CBD oil contains only trace amounts of THC and you would have to consume massive quantities on a daily basis to build enough residual THC levels to fail a drug test. The statistics are on your side as long as you consume hemp-based cannabinoid products.
HOW DO I STORE MY HEMP CBD OIL?
Although there is no need to refrigerate our products, if you plan to store our hemp oils for extended periods of time, we suggest you keep them in a cool dry place. Cannabinoids may photo-degrade, so it is also best to store them in a place that does not receive direct sunlight.
HOW DO I USE LIFEPATENT FOR PETS?
Pets are mammals too, at least in most cases! This means they, too, possess an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that is responsive to phytocannabinoids, like we are. The dosing process is the same--starting gradually and ramping up the dosage until the desired results are achieved. Cats are easiest to dose by placing the oil on the base of their tail and allow them to lick it off. Dogs are much more unique and every dog may react differently. Some dogs may desire the oil, while others may seek to avoid it. The most common way to deliver hemp CBD oil to dogs is by applying it to their food. The key is to know your pet and observe their behavior as you continue the applications.
HOW DO YOU SHIP YOUR HEMP CBD OIL?
Our products are shipped by common carrier from our fulfillment center in Phoenix, Arizona. Orders usually arrive within three days from placement and receipt of your order.