Healing Essence FAQ's
Our most common customer questions are answered right here.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent. It is one of the two most abundant cannabinoids found. the other being tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. The major difference between the two is that THC is psychoactive, and CBD is not psychoactive. CBD is being scientifically investigated for a wide range of health effects. For those interested in chemistry, its formula is C21H30O2, and its molecular mass is 314.4636.
‘CBD oil’ can be derived from the flowers of medical plants, or from the stalks of the cannabis plant, a variety that is grown for industrial purposes. Industrial cannabis is a fibrous plant with long, strong stalks, and few flowering buds. This makes it a good feedstock for making paper, clothing, rope, and plastics. Our plants are specifically bred to optimize CBD content.
On average, our CBD-to-THC ratio is in the range of 22:1 to 25:1. Our plants contain less than 0.3% THC, which makes them legal under the Federal Farm Bill. Our medicine is ideal for people looking to gain the health-promoting benefits of CBD without the ‘high’ of THC. CBD has almost zero psychoactive properties, for most people.
We now ship our products across the US to all states including Puerto Rico and Hawaii (but unfortunately still excluding Idaho)!
Studies show that having the cannabinoids infused in sesame oil will bypass the liver and go directly to the lymphatic and circulatory system(s).
The studies that are reporting liver harm from CBD are based on dosage of over 1000mg per day.
We would never recommend more than 100mg per day.
The AM formula is a blend of CBD-rich flowers that have an activating effect because of their distinct terpenes and flavonoids.
The PM formula is a blend of CBD-rich flowers that have a calming effect because of their distinct terpenes and flavonoids
CBD oils can contain more than 100 different phyto-cannabinoids, most notably CBD (cannabidiol), CBC, CBG, CBN, and others yet to be identified. (Standard laboratories are not yet able to identify all of the components.)
The most common terpenes in our CBD oils are Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, Myrcene, and Limonene/beta-Phellandrene. Also appearing in smaller amounts are beta-Pinene, alpha-Pinene, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Nerolidol og Phytol, , alpha-Humulene, delta-3-Carene, and (E)-beta-Farnesene.
As with all natural products, there are natural variances in odor, flavor, appearance, yield, etc., that are affected by growing methods, location, time of harvest, elevation level, soil type, etc. Components may vary from batch to batch, and growing season by growing season.
We test each batch separately to ensure the quality of our products and the accuracy of our labels. Each batch has its own unique profile of cannabinoids, terpenes, fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and more. You can be sure that our products are organically grown, naturally processed, and extracted with care.
THC and CBD are the two most common constituents, and in many cases, they work well when combined. Scientific studies have established that CBD and THC interact synergistically to enhance each other’s therapeutic effects. British researchers have shown that CBD potentiates THC’s anti-inflammatory properties in an animal model of colitis.
Scientists at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco determined that a combination of CBD and THC has a more potent anti-tumor effect than either compound alone when tested on brain cancer and breast cancer cell lines. And extensive clinical research has demonstrated that CBD combined with THC is more beneficial for neuropathic pain than either compound as a single molecule.
The reason we provide CBD-only products (with little or no THC) is due to the preference that many people have to avoid psychoactive effects of THC. When you do your own research, at one of the informational websites noted below, there are many diseases and ailments that respond very well to CBD alone.
It is our view that the THC works as a catalyst, making the CBD work better. There is just enough THC in our CBD products (less than 0.3%) to provide most of the wanted medicinal effects without the psychoactive effects induced by THC.
Our CBD oil extracts are made with a simple process of oil infusion, which is the most natural and least toxic method of extracting CBD from whole flowers.
Other companies use an industrial process called “subcritical (or supercritical) CO2 extraction.” This is the second safest method. It creates a thick, tar-like substance that must be diluted for consumption, and must be de-waxed through another industrial process.
Another method is to make tinctures using sugar grain alcohol, which is fairly common, but this method does not separate out chlorophyll, so the end product appears dark green, and is harsh in the mouth unless mixed with other foods or liquids.
CBD can also be extracted with the use of dangerous solvents, such as benzene or butane, which should not be ingested by human beings.
Our preferred process is to use natural infusion and distillation methods because they utilize only natural organic materials, with no potential chemical residues.
Our special strains produce an average ratio of CBD to THC of approximately 24:1. The flowers we obtain from our organic plants contain approximately 15-20% CBD, depending on appellation. The remaining active ingredients in broad spectrum cannabis also contain chlorophyll, terpenes, other cannabinoids, and other phytochemicals.
Our gentle process of oil extraction increases the percentages of CBD 60% to as high as 75%, and THC is always less than 1%.
Our CBD oils have approximately 20 mg of CBD per ml of oil. That adds up to 600 mg of cannabidiol in each ounce.
Our CBD oil is 100% flower-derived, not from hemp seed oil or isolate. Many companies use natural substitutes that have no medical efficacy.
We suggest taking CBD oil as a dietary supplement, and recommend it be taken by dropper directly into the mouth. Our naturally flavored oils are a delicious way to enjoy taking your daily supplement.
Also, it can be added to anything, but do not cook or microwave (over 100degrees F), since heat may disrupt the ratio of the cannabinoids.
There are no standard serving sizes for any particular product.
It really depends on many individual factors such as: your body size, your metabolism, your health condition, and the ailment you may be treating.
A physician who specializes in the use of medical marijuana told us, “The basic formula is between .25mg and 2 mg per pound daily. A person with cancer might take 2 to 3 mg per pound per day. If a person is taking their medicinal herb in three doses per day, the total daily amount would be divided by three. Children and small-bodied people would obviously require less than large-bodied adults.”
In a 1 oz. bottle, there is 30 ml. of oil, which is about 900 drops, containing approximately 600 mg of CBD. 2 oz. bottles have 60 ml. and about 1800 drops, containing approximately 1200 mg of CBD.
Again, each person has a unique body chemistry, body weight, history, tolerance built up over time, unique digestion system, and body chemistry. It has been reported that the best way to begin is with very small doses, 3 times daily, one hour before meals. It was recommended that this continue for up to two weeks, to see whether your condition improves.
If it doesn’t improve, increase the dosage slightly, and use it that way for one full week, and increase it again the next week, until you find relief.
For personalized recommendations on the dosing, please reach out to us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cannabidiol (CBD), and other phytochemical constituents are considered to be generally safe. Tinctures are not a modern invention. In the thousands of years of use, we know of no recorded fatalities or major illnesses as a result from the use of naturally-derived CBD.
Some people experience a shift in body sensation or perception due to the relaxing effect of CBD on the nervous system. If you haven’t experienced this relaxation effect before, it can feel a bit weird. (Some people call it a “body high.”) We suggest that you relax and enjoy the experience! If you resist it or worry about it, it can stimulate an unpleasant emotional state (dysphoria). If you are experiencing negative side effects, know that they will wear off in a couple of hours. During this time, we find it best to be in nature with our eyes open.
Not only is CBD not psychoactive, it can be helpful in calming the psycho-activity of THC. For people who may “feel it” more than others, or are considered more “sensitive” to stimulants, we recommend CBD-rich cannabis, vs THC-rich cannabis.
There have been many anecdotal reports and studies showing the benefits of CBD. We are just at the beginning of discovering the health benefits of over 110 cannabinoids.
Our CBD-rich oils are produced from California-grown flowers on all-organic farmsteads. Other companies often use fertilizers, pesticides and insecticides, or chemical extraction processes. We do not.
If price is a significant concern, yes it is possible to make your own oil extractions. There are many excellent books and articles that can guide you through the process of growing your own high-CBD strains and extracting the CBD naturally.
We do offer a discount for senior citizens, veterans and members receive “wallet credits” for providing feedback. If price is indeed a barrier, please contact us.
No, hempseed oil, which can be found at grocery stores, is produced by cold pressing the seeds of the cannabis plant. It is considered to be a great nutritive food, and may provide some health benefits, but it contains only a trace amount of CBD, typically, less than 5%.
Our CBD oil is made from special strains of flowers grown specifically because of their high CBD levels (15-20%), which is widely studied and recognized for its potential healing properties, and very low levels of THC.
Hempseed oil is not Hemp flower oil. Hemp flower is Cannabis flower, just with less THC.
You should not, but has been known to occur in rare instances. Our CBD oils are made from strains with very low amounts of THC. There is no known psychoactive effect from CBD itself.
If you feel something weird or odd after taking our products, it is likely the result of your nervous system relaxing in a way that it hasn’t before. We suggest lying down, relaxing, and enjoying this new state. Some people refer to it as a “body high,” because it does not affect cognition. If this happens, and your anxiety increases, lower your dose to half of what you took before. Any effects like this will only last an hour, or two at the most.
As your tolerance and familiarity build, and you find your right dosage, the chances are rare for this to happen again.
We use a third-party testing laboratory to analyze every batch of our CBD oils.
We test for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterials, microbials, mycotoxins (fungals), and pesticides.
All our CBD oil blends are tested after bottling to guarantee the potency and efficacy of our products.