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Frequently Asked Questions

Will Electi’s CBD show up on a drug test?

Most work place drug screens and tests target delta9-tetrahydrocannbinol THC and do not detect the presence of cannabidiol CBD or other legal natural hemp based constituents. However, studies have shown that eating hemp foods and oils can, in rare cases, cause confirmed positive results when screening urine and blood specimens.

Accordingly, if you are subject to any form of drug testing, we recommend as does the US Government that you do not ingest our products before consulting with your healthcare, drug screening labs, or employer.

Is Electi’s CBD Legal to Purchase or do I need a Doctor Prescription?

Electi’s CBD is totally legal to buy. We utilize a Natural CBD Isolate, which happens to be the only technique to eliminate all THC which makes it legal to order and consume. Our third party lab results from the most well known third party labs in the industry validate 0% THC, along with no pesticides or residual solvents. This results in a Natural 99% Pure CBD manufactured in an ISO Certified LAB. Other forms of CBD on the market for example the plant based “full spectrum CBD” have THC ranges less than 3%, which makes Electi’s CBD legal in all 50 states.

Will CBD Get you High or impair my ability to function normally?

Electi’s CBD is a non-psychotropic. This means that it will not get you "high" or impair your ability to function.

Where should I start? How much should I take?

Each individual's endocannabinoid system is different therefore, the amount of CBD for everybody can vary. It's better to begin with a low level and work your way up to larger serving if desired until you find the daily CBD levels that work best for you.

Appropriate dosage varies depending on which product you are using, how you are using it, and how your body responds. We recommend starting with one to three drops per serving, once or twice a day, and then adjusting the dose as needed. If you are using a hemp oil supplement for the first time, we encourage you to discuss any questions you may have with your healthcare practitioner.

How do you obtain your CBD oil?

We obtain our cannabidiol (CBD) oil from the hemp plant using the technique of CO2 extraction. We use hemp rather than other varieties of cannabis because the hemp plant contains very little THC, meaning that it provides the health benefits associated with cannabinoids without producing any psychoactive effects. The process of CO2 extraction maximizes these benefits, yielding an oil with a full spectrum of healthful cannabinoids and a variety of terpenes, minerals, fatty acids, and vitamins. These nutritional components combine to make our products potent and nourishing dietary supplements.

Does CBD oil cure any conditions?

While CBD oil provides a variety of health benefits as a dietary supplement, our CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We encourage you, however, to seek out trusted sources and studies on the uses and benefits of cannabidiol for those living with different conditions. We make no medical claims about our products, but may refer to related studies In order to facilitate your access to this valuable information.

Is your CBD synthetic or natural?

Our products are all natural. As noted, we extract our CBD oil directly from the hemp plant. Because industrial hemp is naturally rich in CBD and low in THC, our products contain a multitude of useful compounds and no psychoactive substances.

Does CBD oil cause any side effects?

Hemp is considered to be safe and produces no major adverse side effects. That said, everyone’s body is different and may tolerate and adapt to dietary supplements in different ways. We recommend consulting your physician before using any dietary supplements, including our CBD oil.

What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Scientifically, industrial hemp and marijuana are different varieties of the same plant, belonging to similar genus. All strains of industrial hemp belong to the species Cannabis sativa, while marijuana includes strains belonging to Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. Note that because hemp and marijuana are both forms of cannabis, the term ‘cannabis oil’ can refer to either a hemp- or a marijuana-derived oil.

Even among strains of the same species, however, hemp and marijuana exhibit drastically different genetic profiles. Unlike marijuana, most industrial hemp has been bred to be very fibrous, typically characterized by long, strong stalks and very few flowering buds. Marijuana plants, on the other hand, are smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. Excitingly, newer industrial hemp varieties are now being bred to bear more flowers and to produce higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes. The Colorado hemp we use for our products, for example, is rich in these healthy compounds!

Importantly, the two types of plant also differ significantly in their levels of THC and CBD. Most marijuana contains high levels of THC and very little CBD. Most hemp, on the other hand, contains very high levels of CBD and only trace amounts of THC. For this reason, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for the benefits of cannabis products without the psychoactive effects or ‘high’ produced by most marijuana.

Because of their differences, hemp and marijuana have some distinct uses. Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and many other health and material products. Marijuana does not have the same textural qualities and tends to be used exclusively for recreational, spiritual, and medicinal purposes.

In the USA, Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014 provides a legal definition of industrial hemp: “The term ‘industrial hemp’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

Are hemp-derived cannabinoids, such as CBD, are as good as those derived from marijuana?

The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether it is derived from hemp or from marijuana. In fact, hemp tends to be preferred as a source because it usually contains higher concentrations of CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as CBC and CBG. Most marijuana contains high levels of THC, the cannabinoid responsible for its psychoactive effects, but very low levels of these other beneficial, non-psychoactive cannabinoids.

Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?

Absolutely not. Standard hemp seed oil, which can be found inexpensively at many supermarkets, is very different from our CO2 hemp extracts, which are not derived from the hemp seed and which contain a much greater concentration of healthful compounds. Basic hemp seed oil is produced by cold-pressing the seeds of the plant. Our hemp extract, on the other hand, is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself. While hemp seed oil contains many wonderful nutrients, it does not contain the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids, and other healthful elements found in our extracts.

What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?

CO2 extraction is an extraction procedure that uses pressurized CO2 to extract phytochemicals, such as CBD, CBG, terpenes, or flavonoids, from a plant. At certain temperatures and pressures, CO2 acts as a solvent, separating these phytochemicals from the rest of their source plant. This extraction method is the most expensive plant extraction technique, and is commonly considered to be the most reliable and the safest.

While many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, supercritical extraction is actually just one approach to CO2 extraction, and may produce inferior results. Other approaches include subcritical CO2 extractions, which use a lower temperature and a lower pressure, and ‘mid-critical' extractions, which use temperatures and pressures falling between those used in subcritical and supercritical extractions.

Subcritical CO2 extraction takes more time and produces a smaller yield than supercritical extraction. This procedure, however, is better able to retain many of the important oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical extraction, on the other hand, is a high-pressure, high-heat procedure that harms most of the plant’s terpenes and heat-sensitive chemicals. The advantage of supercritical extraction is its ability to extract much bigger molecules, such as lipids (omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids), chlorophyll, and waxes.

A genuinely full-spectrum CO2 extract consists of an initial subcritical extraction, a secondary supercritical extraction from the same plant material, and the homogenization of the two resulting oil extracts into one. In the vital oil industry, an extract derived from this specific process is described as a ‘CO2 Total.’

What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?

We batch test all of our products through third party labs.