Frequently Asked Questions about CBD

When it comes to your body, knowledge is key. It’s important to educate yourself as much as possible If you’re going to add something new like CBD to your wellness routine. We want you to feel comfortable and safe about using Natural Hemp products, so we put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you as you navigate your own personal hemp journey. If you have a question that’s not listed here, please contact us at info@naturalhemp.com and we’ll do our absolute best to find you the answer that you need.

At its most basic level, hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant that has been used for a wide variety of purposes over the past 10,000 years. It grows quickly and can be found all over the world. As far back at 2800 BCE, people in China were using it to make clothing, but there are now over 25,000 products that can be made from hemp. While hemp fiber can be used to make physical products, hemp oil (and the CBD found in it) is getting people all over the world very excited for its purported medicinal effects.
Think of hemp and marijuana as cousins. They’re both strains of the cannabis plant, but marijuana is grown to emphasize its THC content (the chemical compound that gets you high) and hemp is grown to emphasize its CBD content without the accompanying THC. In fact, hemp is defined by the fact that it contains less than .3% THC so you’re guaranteed to get all of the benefits of CBD without the high of THC.
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It’s one of the non-psychoactive compounds called cannabinoids that are naturally found in hemp plants. We’re still in the very early stages of understanding CBD, but the research that’s already been done shows huge potential for making a positive difference in your everyday life. While the FDA hasn’t approved CBD for any medicinal purposes outside of a single pill to treat epilepsy, anecdotal evidence has shown that CBD may be able to help with a number of ailments. People who have already incorporated CBD into their wellness routines say that it helps combat stress and anxiety while improving their mood, among many other benefits.
This is where things get tricky. Without going full-on CBD scientist on you, cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are found in cannabis flowers and the cannabis plant itself. These organic compounds work hand-in-hand with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which regulates the way the body works. There’s a long list of cannabinoids that have been identified and they all have very long, complicated names. CBN, CBG, THCVA, and CBC are just a few of the acronyms you might see if you start exploring the fascinating world of cannabinoids.
We’re a little bit out of our depth here, but the ECS is responsible for keeping the body in a state of homeostasis, making sure everything is balanced in your body. That includes things like hunger, stress, depression, and pain management. Think of the ECS like your body’s thermostat. It keeps everything in just the right zone so you can function as well as possible. On a more technical level, the ECS has a series of receptors that respond to cannabinoids. When a cannabinoid like CBD comes into contact with various receptors in the ECS, it has a positive effect to help give you clarity and balance.
Absolutely! Full spectrum CBD is CBD that’s been extracted from an entire cannabis plant. That means it contains CBD, but also all of the other cannabinoids that are found in the plant. Overall, full spectrum CBD has the highest level of benefits and effectiveness because all of those cannabinoids are working together in your ECS. Broad spectrum is exactly the same with one major difference: the THC has been filtered out entirely. CBD isolate, on the other hand, has nothing in it except for CBD itself. It’s 100% pure, unadulterated CBD.
We’d be happy to. In full and broad spectrum CBD, the various cannabinoids all work together to provide a wider range of benefits than you’d experience with just one cannabinoid. You can think of cannabinoids like a team, each with its own strengths. Combined together, that team of cannabinoids is much more valuable than just a single cannabinoid working alone. That’s the entourage effect. It has nothing to do with the fictionalized account of a Hollywood movie star living with his wacky friends. Since CBD isolate is 100% pure CBD without any other cannabinoids, it doesn’t benefit from the entourage effect.
Nope. CBD is non-intoxicating and non-psychoactive. You may feel a little more relaxed, but you won’t feel impaired in any way.
The answer depends entirely on your biochemistry, the product you’re taking, and the amount of CBD in that product. Since most CBD products are ingested or absorbed, it takes longer for you to feel the effects of CBD than, say, smoking cannabis with a high level of THC. The vast majority of Natural Hemp’s CBD products offer a gradual effect so you can ease into the comfort that the products may provide.
“Phyto” is Latin for “plant-derived.” A phyto-cannabinoid is a cannabinoid that comes directly from plants. A number of our products contain phyto-cannabinoid rich help oil, which is an oil that’s infused with CBD sourced from our own farms.
When it comes to how your body responds, there’s no difference between the two whatsoever. All that matters is how the plants were grown. As long as the hemp was grown mindfully with sustainable practices and without pesticides, you can rest easy. High quality plants produce high quality CBD and Natural Hemp does everything in its power to achieve the highest quality standards possible.
Once again, we’re in the early days when it comes to scientific studies of CBD (in America, at least). That said, a 2018 study conducted by the World Health Organization deemed that CBD has not been known to have any negative effects on the body, regardless of the amount taken. However, CBD’s effectiveness is not proportional to the amount you consume. Actually, taking too much can reduce the overall effects. One of the most important steps you can take on your hemp journey is determining the right dosage of CBD for you. Everybody has their own perfect amount and it’s important to find yours to maximize your relaxation. Luckily, Natural Hemp is dedicated to transparency. We label all of our products to clearly show you the amount of CBD per serving so you can then determine your just-right dose.
As far as we’re aware, there are no major side effects of CBD. Some people report drowsiness (after all, it may be able to help you sleep) and others report lightheadedness. There are no definitive studies that show validated side effects. The only negative side effect we’ve heard of comes from vaping CBD because many CBD vape products include an ingredient called propylene glycol, which can become carcinogenic when overheated to high temperatures. Natural Hemp doesn’t sell any vape products.
Yes! According to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is now permanently removed from the Controlled Substances Act and is forever labeled an agricultural commodity, just like corn, lettuce, and avocados. That means that CBD derived from hemp is perfectly legal in all 50 states.
The general answer is no. You are most likely going to be completely fine if you’re using CBD products. Hemp, by law, has to contain less than .3% THC (i.e. the drug that would show up on a drug test). While our products are rigorously tested to comply with the law, there’s a miniscule chance that a trace amount of THC may still be found via drug test. It would only happen if you’re using a product with full spectrum CBD where that .3% of THC remains. It’s a highly unlikely scenario (like, really really unlikely), but we want to be completely honest with you. The bottom line is that CBD is completely legal, so you should be fine. If you’re worried, though, it may make sense to talk to whomever is asking you to take the drug test and explain the situation.
That’s not a call that we’re prepared to make. It’s personal. We wrote a whole article about this {LINK TO ARTICLE} but the best advice we can give is to consult your doctor about CBD if you’re pregnant, nursing, or trying to become pregnant.
We’re not going to pretend that we’re doctors (except during Halloween 2003). This, too, should be discussed with your physician if you have concerns.
Infinity? It depends on why you’re asking. If you’re worried about some sort of overdose, you can stop worrying. There’s no amount of CBD that will put you in harm’s way -- at least that’s what the World Health Organization determined. If you go crazy with the amount of CBD you take, though, you may actually be diminishing its effects. Instead of wondering if you’ve taken too much, take the time to figure out what the right amount is for you and try to use that as a rule of thumb moving forward.

Frequently Asked Questions about Natural Hemp Company from Consumers

In the future, the answer is going to be “everywhere.” For now, though, you can buy our full line of products on our website (you’re already here! Shop around!) or other major e-commerce retailers. If you prefer to do your shopping in the real world, Natural Hemp products are available in mass retail outlets, grocery stores, drugstores, convenience stores, specialty shops, and wherever you find premium wellness products. As we grow, we'll be adding new locations nationwide.
That depends entirely on the product. Our products are all calibrated to have the perfect amount of CBD per serving. Each product is labeled in terms of overall CBD content and CBD per serving so you can decide how much is right for you when you experience any product from Natural Hemp.
That depends. Do you already know how to drive? If so, you’re all set. CBD is completely non-psychoactive and won’t affect your driving in any sort of negative way. If you don’t know how to drive, however, CBD won’t magically help you learn how to parallel park. Ask your mom to help you with that and then thank her with a Natural Hemp CBD-infused aromatherapy candle.
We get it from… us. We’re so obsessed with quality that we grow all of our hemp on farms that we own and operate. Our very first farm is over 1,000 acres outside of Fresno, CA. Growing our own isn’t enough for us, though. We’re also extracting CBD in our own facilities with processes that ensure the cleanest, most natural CBD you can buy. We’re proud to say that all of our CBD is 100% American-grown, harvested, and processed before it goes into our products.
We take testing really, really seriously. All of our products undergo the most stringent testing available before we even think about offering them to you(think the SATs, GREs, and GMATs combined). Our testing goes well beyond industry standards and that’s why we’re able to say that our products are proudly free of solvents, pesticides, microbials, mycotoxins, and heavy metals. We’re so transparent with our testing that we offer you the chance to see the tests themselves. Just check the website for the specific product you’re interested in and you’ll be able to find the matching certified test results.
We love that you’re as excited about hemp as we are, but our lawyers say that we absolutely can’t listen to any outside product pitches. We’re really sorry. We’re 100% convinced that you’re awesome, even if we’re not allowed to hear your pitch.
We’re working on that. Right now, you can’t buy directly from us but we recommend Genius Labs as a great source for wholesale CBD products. They operate with the same level of quality standards that we do and we endorse them completely.
In general, we advise keeping our products at room temperature in a dark, dry place. Cabinets are great. Hot air balloons are not. Sunlight, refrigeration, and moisture can all affect the potency and efficacy of our various products, so keep them safe and out of harm’s way the best you can.
Probably not. Our topicals and oil-based products may react poorly to refrigeration and our edible products like hemp protein bars and coffee creamers are designed to be shelf-stable so there’s no need to add an extra layer of chill when you’re trying to chill.
We don’t advise injecting anything into your body unless you’ve been advised by a medical professional to do so. Our products are primarily meant to be ingested or applied to your skin. Our candles are the exception, because those are meant to be enjoyed as aromatherapy. Please do not try to inject yourself with our tinctures or coffee creamer.
Almost everything we make is vegan, with the exception of our coffee creamer (it’s hard to make a real creamer without cream!). If you’re concerned about any specific ingredients, just check our packaging. We’re dedicated to transparency and list all of our ingredients clearly on all of our packages for your reference.
Our name is Natural Hemp for a reason. We want to provide the cleanest, most pure hemp products possible to people who care about where their products come from. To honor that commitment, our sun-grown hemp is non-GMO and grown sustainably for the best quality hemp available.
We absolutely love pets but we don’t currently offer any products in the pet space. While they may enjoy one of our hemp protein bars, we don’t advise providing products intended for humans to any animals. That said, we definitely recommend spending time with your pets while you enjoy our hemp-based products. You can think of it as a different kind of entourage effect.
Like any natural substance, CBD is most beneficial to you the fresher it is. If you’re unable to finish a product within a year or so, it may be less effective than it was when you first opened it. Conventional wisdom holds that CBD can maintain its potency for roughly one to two years. After that, it may be time to replenish your supply.
In its natural form, CBD is not water soluble. CBD can be made water soluble, however, with a process called nano-emulsion that’s able to shrink down the particles using high-frequency ultrasound. We won’t pretend to know how that works, but we do know that water-soluble CBD doesn’t provide different benefits than CBD infused into oil, although it’s possible that it can be absorbed in the body better thanks to water’s higher rate of bioavailability.
CBD, unlike its wilder cousin THC, won’t have any effect on your appetite. Cannabis with high levels of THC have been known to inspire late night pizza runs, but CBD-rich hemp won’t lead you down the road to a potato chip binge. If you’re using premium quality hemp products like the ones we make, though, you may also be someone that’s mindful of what you eat, so -- and this is obviously a major stretch -- Natural Hemp’s CBD-infused products may be a sign that you lead a healthier lifestyle in general?
For us, Natural Hemp isn’t just about creating hemp-based products to sell. It’s about making a difference in your life. We started this company because we believe in the power of hemp and we believe in its ability to change lives. Once CBD was deregulated in 2018, companies everywhere started offering CBD products without any sort of standardized regulations or guarantee of quality or purity. We’re the type of people that need to trust what we put into and onto our bodies. We think you’re that type of person, too. That’s why we started making products that we could stand behind with the type of sourcing and testing that would make us feel good about asking you to trust us. Instead of buying hemp from somewhere else, we started growing it ourselves. We then created processes to ensure that the CBD we extract would be non-toxic and free of anything harmful. When we create a new product, we want it to be something we’re proud of and you can be sure that we took great care in crafted every single thing that we’re selling. This is a really long answer to say that we’re special because we care about you and we care about the future of hemp.

Frequently Asked Questions about Natural Hemp Company from Retailers

CBD has become such a hot-button product that people of all shapes and sizes have become interested in how CBD can improve their lives. We’re not looking to appeal to every single person, though. We aim to be a “mass-tige” brand, available widely across a variety of sales channels but still perceived as high quality and premium. Our customers fit three general profiles: “Stressed-Out Millennials” are early in their careers and looking for a respite from their everyday lives, “Wellness Lifestylers” are mid-career and go the extra mile to find clean label products that reflect their values of wellness and sustainability, and “Aging Ailers” who are getting older and trying to find products that help them age gracefully and pain-free.
We’d be happy to! Our products live at the intersection of wellness and innovation. Our goal is to provide a diverse range of products that target the specific needs of our core consumers. While we do offer more traditional products like CBD tinctures and gummies, we’re proud to be exploring new product categories that intrigue the CBD-curious and expand the buying habits of those already acquainted with a hemp-centric lifestyle. For our initial launch, we’ll be featuring these products:
Natural Hemp CBD Candles
Light the wick and feel the calm of these hand-poured aromatherapy candles infused with 100mg of CBD. Available in five tranquil scents to match your mood. MSRP: $25
Natural Hemp Protein Bars
Fuel your body and mind with all natural protein bars made with organic raw hemp protein. These protein-packed bars come in two delicious flavors: Double Chocolate Brownie and Peanut Butter Crisp. MSRP: $12.99 per 6 pack
Natural Hemp CBD Oil
Infuse CBD into your life with Natural Hemp CBD Oil, made with full-spectrum CBD for maximum effect. Available in 500mg and 1000mg bottles, this tincture can be added directly to food and beverages or taken orally on its own. MSRP: $70 (1000mg) $45 (500mg)
Natural Hemp Coffee Creamers
Start your day with a boost thanks to these powdered coffee creamers filled with superfood hemp. They're gluten free and made with non-GMO ingredients and no artificial flavors or colors. MSRP: $12 per 12 pack
Day One Sparkling CBD Water
Take your sparkling water to the next level with Day One, one of the first CBD-infused sparkling waters to hit the market. With 20mg of CBD in each serving, Day One combines the satisfying refreshment of a sparkling water with the health benefits of CBD. The result is a functional beverage in a convenient format that can chill you out while allowing you to concentrate on the day ahead. Day One is non-psychoactive and comes in five flavors infused with real fruit juice and zero sugar, carbs, or calories. MSRP: $4.99/can. Available in 6-packs online for $40.
We’re always searching for new ways to introduce CBD and hemp into people’s lives. To that end, we have a number of products that are almost ready to debut. In the Health & Ingestible space, we’ll be offering dissolving breath strips and soft gels. Under Personal Care, we plan to present bath bombs, body lotion, a universal relief cream, and an after sun cooling gel. Beauty buyers can expect a moisturizing face cream, a face oil, and an eye cream, all enriched with the power of CBD. Further into the future, we hope to introduce new food and beverage products as well as a more diversified line with oral care, sleep solutions, and pet products.

Ingredients // Never Ever List

Everything we make is designed with one goal in mind: to improve your life through hemp. That’s why we’re dedicated to making the highest quality hemp products possible. To achieve that high standard, our mindfully-sourced hemp is cultivated on our own California farms and from our partner farms that care about quality hemp as much as we do. While we can guarantee that the hemp we grow is completely clean, our products contain more than just hemp. To make sure that everything we make is safe and natural, we vet every ingredient that we use to double-check that they’re just as clean as our hemp. We believe that it matters what goes into and onto your body, so we’ve rigorously tested all of our products to know with certainty that they’re made without unnecessary harsh ingredients and chemicals.

 

We’re serious about being clean and natural, but what exactly does that mean? Check out our “never ever” list below for the products you won’t find at Natural Hemp Company.

Topicals

  • Paraben Free
  • Sulfate Free
  • Mineral Oil Free
  • Phthalates Free
  • Free of Formaldehyde-Releasing Agents, Coal Tar, Hydroquinone, Triclosan, Triclocarban
  • Less than 1% of Synthetic Fragrances

Food

  • 0 g Trans Fat
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • Naturally Flavored

The “Why” Behind the “Never Ever”

Sometimes a list just isn’t enough. We put so much thought into how we formulate our products and we think it’s important for you to know why we’re not using certain ingredients.

Parabens

A lot of products claim to be free of parabens these days and that’s because parabens are pretty gross. They’re synthetic preservatives that come in all sorts of chemical combinations (methyl, ethyl, propyl, etc.) and they’ve been used to increase the shelf life of cosmetics and body care products. The FDA and CDC haven’t found any substantial negative effects relating to parabens, but a study in 2004 found parabens in breast cancer tumors. This doesn’t necessarily mean that parabens are linked to breast cancer, but we’re not willing to take that chance.

Sulfates

When you use a shampoo or toothpaste that creates a great lather, that’s usually the result of sulfates. Some of the most common ones are sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium lauryl ether sulfate. They’re known as “surfactants,” which is a fancy name for detergent. There’s a lot of conflicting information out there about sulfates causing harm or being totally safe, but we’ve decided to err on the side of caution and keep sulfates out of our products.

Mineral Oil

According to the National Institutes of Health, “there is consistent evidence that untreated or mildly-treated mineral oils cause cancer of the skin.” While this is mainly related to industrial occupations that come in contact with mineral oils in the course of their work, it offers enough of a warning to us that mineral oils aren’t safe enough for our formulas.

Phthalates

These synthetic chemicals are used to make plastics more flexible. They can be found in everything from shower curtains to plastic pipes. They’re also used in personal care products, even though they’ve been linked to cancer and reproductive issues. We don’t ever want to expose you to harmful chemicals, so we don’t use phthalates in anything we make.

Alcohol Free

Denatured alcohol has been used as a type of solvent to thin out cosmetics for decades, but it’s also really good at drying out your skin. We want you to feel hydrated and refreshed when you use our products, so we’re not going to use any alcohol that could double as a paint thinner.

Formaldehyde-Releasing Agents

Formaldehyde is a gas that’s used in a variety of industries and it’s been linked to cancer and skin irritation by the World Health Organization. It also helps prevent microbes from growing in water-based products, so some cosmetic companies use it in nail polish, body wash, and hair gels. We don’t use any formaldehyde-releasing agents in our products and you can double-check that by reading our labels. They don’t include formaldehyde, quaternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, imidazolidinyl urea, diazolidinyl urea, polyoxymethylene urea, sodium hydroxymethylglycinate, 2-bromo-2-nitropropane-1,3-diol (bromopol) or glyoxal. And they never will.

Coal Tar

Would you put coal tar on your body? We wouldn’t either. Hard pass from us.

Hydroquinone

If you’re into skin bleaching, you may be familiar with hydroquinone. You may also know it if you’re a photographer, because it’s a chemical that’s used to develop photos. While the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology doesn’t see any harm beyond mild skin-related side effects, we’re not so keen on putting photo-developing chemicals onto our skin.

Triclosan and Triclocarban

Both triclosan and triclocarban are supposed to be anti-bacterial, but the FDA hasn’t determined that they’re safe or effective. In fact, they feel so strongly about not using triclosan and triclocarban that they’ve decided that companies can’t use these chemicals in their products. We proudly say no to triclosan and triclocarban.

Synthetic Fragrances

Everybody wants to smell nice, but at what cost? Synthetic fragrances are made with all kinds of unnecessary chemicals and we have a big problem with unnecessary chemicals. In our efforts to be as natural as possible, we’re able to provide products that smell great and contain less than 1% of synthetic fragrances.

Artificial Flavors and Colorants

We’re called Natural Hemp Company for a reason. We don’t use artificial flavors or colorants because we don’t want to and we don’t have to. We’ll always stick with natural ingredients and we hope you will, too.