Common Questions about Hemp Extract Elixir

 

What is the best way to use Full Spectrum Hemp Elixir?

The approach we recommend is to begin taking a specific amount of Elixir or Isolate twice a day for the first 3-4 days so you can assess its effect.  Then increase or decrease the amount based on the results. 

Taking the Elixir sublingually—by placing the drops beneath your tongue—is perhaps the fastest and most efficient method of absorption. You may begin to feel relief within minutes. If you add it to a drink or food, you’ll wait longer for the effects, but it may prevent potential side effects like headaches and dysphoria.

Topical formulas applied to the skin provide slow, uniform absorption, while the soothing oils moisturize and localize the benefits of the cannabinoids over a longer period of time.

How long does Full Spectrum Hemp Elixir take to work? 

It depends on dosage, method of consumption, your biochemistry, and the nature of the problem. Generally, CBD takes effect in 20-30 minutes, but the range can be a few minutes to a couple of hours. Keep in mind, the effects are subtle. After several uses, many people report that they notice the Elixir taking the edge off within minutes. 

What should I look for when purchasing a Full Spectrum Hemp product?

Look for products with clear labels showing the quantity of CBD per dose, a “best by” date, and a quality control “lot” number. Select products with quality ingredients: no corn syrup, transfats, GMOs, artificial additives, thinning agents, or preservatives.

Products should be tested by an accredited lab for consistency and verified as being free of mold, bacteria, pesticides, solvent residues, and other contaminants.

Avoid products extracted using toxic solvents like butane, propane, hexane or other hydrocarbons. We use a safe extraction method, a unique vapor distillation process for all Miracles of Health hemp and CBD products.  

What are the differences between a Full Spectrum Hemp Extract and a CBD Isolate product?

CBD Isolates have been refined to a  single molecule, while full spectrum hemp products use the whole plant and preserve many different molecules within the extract.

Research suggests that single-molecule CBD is less effective therapeutically than whole plant, CBD-rich hemp extract. Scientific studies have established that synthetic CBD has a very narrow therapeutic window. Whether synthesized in a lab or isolated from natural hemp, single-molecule CBD lacks critical secondary cannabinoids and other medicinal compounds that interact to enhance health benefits. Scientists call this synergy among compounds the “entourage effect.” In short, the therapeutic impact of whole plant cannabis is greater than the sum of its parts. 

Can you take too much Hemp Extract?

With respect to using extracts and isolates, it’s often a case of “less is more.” In certain studies, high doses of CBD have been shown to be less effective than low or moderate doses. The World Health Organization reports that “CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile.”  The organization’s 2018 review of CBD states, “In general, CBD has been found to have relatively low toxicity, although not all potential effects have been explored.” Our Elixirs come in varying strengths and with a precision dropper so you can start with a low dose and adjust based on how you feel.

Can I take Hemp Extract while taking other medications?

This is the perfect question to ask your doctor. Cannibidiol (CBD) is a prominent compound in full spectrum extracts and isolates. CBD is a more potent inhibitor of cytochrome P450 than the grapefruit compound Berapten. If grapefruit interacts with your medication, then CBD probably does, too. Your physician may want to monitor your blood levels for potential changes once he or she gives you the go-ahead, adjusting prescriptions as needed. 

Will taking Hemp Extract make me feel high? 

We’re not aware of anyone becoming intoxicated from taking our hemp extract. Cannabidiol (CBD) is neither psychoactive nor addicting. Among its many benefits, some customers describe the general effect as “a sense of calm.”  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the compound in cannabis that makes one feel “high.” The amount of THC in hemp is negligible (0.3% or less).

Will I fail a drug test when taking Hemp Extract?

Although our whole-plant hemp extracts contain only trace amounts of THC, we cannot say with 100% certainty that you will pass a drug test when consuming the product. If it’s a concern, an excellent option is our CBD Isolate Elixir. 

What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? 

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a major chemical-signaling network that works throughout the brain and body. The ECS maintains healthy equilibrium by modulating functions such as appetite, digestion, metabolism, stress, sleep, mood, pain, immune response, and movement.

What can cause the Endocannabinoid System to become deficient?

Chronic stress, lack of sleep, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, overconsumption of alcohol, and under-consumption of Omega 3s can deplete your endocannabinoid system. 

How do I know if I have an endocannabinoid deficiency? 

Signs may include a high sensitivity to pain, anxiety, or “low” moods, junk food addiction, chronic pain and/or inflammation, and difficult-to-treat skin conditions.

Can a deficient ECS lead to disease? 

There is a lot of scientific interest in this very question. Researchers are looking for links between the ECS and conditions such as migraines, fibromyalgia, and irritable bowl syndrome. Evidence suggests that a dysfunctional ECS may play a role in immune problems, fatigue, chronic pain, mood disorders, and PTSD.

Why is Hemp Extract Elixir so expensive?

A lot goes into ensuring that you get the cleanest, purest, terpene-rich hemp extracts and CBD-isolates available. We partner with Colorado farmers who grow our hemp following USDA organic standards. It’s labor-intensive and requires thousands of plants to be harvested for extraction. Our highly skilled processor uses a unique vapor distillation extraction method so we can guarantee a completely solvent-free elixir. What’s more, our hemp oils are extensively tested by an independent lab to ensure the quality and potency of each and every batch. Finally, our extracts are formulated with either 100% organic extra virgin olive oil or 100% certified organic coconut oil to produce superior CBD-rich products. We believe everyone involved deserves a fair profit for their efforts. This is how we price our products.

You can compare hemp/CBD prices by breaking products down into a “cost per milligram of CBD,” but don’t forget to factor in the quality of the ingredients and the care that goes into every step of the process.

Is Full Spectrum Hemp Elixir legal?

Thanks to legislative changes in 2018, hemp products were removed from the Controlled Substances Act. Hemp contains virtually no tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the intoxicating substance prevalent in marijuana. The federal standard for hemp is  0.3% or less. At Miracles of Health we leave nothing to chance. We provide quality assurance by having all of our hemp products tested by an accredited laboratory for purity and strength. Check the label. What’s on the bottle is in the bottle! Colorado is a hemp-friendly state. However, some states do impose restrictions on hemp and CBD products, while the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is still working out consumer protection standards on a national level.