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The Complete Hemp Oil FAQ Guide | EcoSciences | The Natural Alternative


Both Hemp and CBD have long, illustrious histories; their scientific structure and relationship to humankind are extensive and fascinating, but there are still plenty of inquiries that may feel unanswered by many, even today. That is why we want to help clear the air for Hemp and CBD to show the world the wide range of benefits these wonderful elements possess, and how our products can make you a better you.

Here are some frequently asked questions we hear:

What is Cannabidiol?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 100 natural compounds called cannabinoids that are found within the flower of the cannabis (Hemp) plant. CBD is of the second highest concentration within cannabis, only behind THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the most prominent ingredient. Since CBD makes up around 40% of cannabis extract, it has been widely researched and studied by scientists and physicians all around the world.

How Does CBD Work?

After CBD is consumed it directly stimulates our endocannabinoid system, which is a network of receptors throughout our entire body with one goal: homeostasis, the preservation of a stable environment within our body. CBD activates certain receptors within the system like serotonin, which contributes to the sensation of well-being and contentment, and the vanilloid receptor that mediates pain and inflammation. When this occurs, the user may feel calmness and comfort or relief from pain. There are other receptors in our body that CBD can affect that boost our energy or focus, and many of our own products support these effects. Ultimately, CBD works naturally within our nervous system and beyond to promote stability of our internal conditions.

How Long Has Hemp Been Grown?

Hemp has been cultivated for human needs since ancient times, and recent carbon tests have discovered the use of hemp could date as far back as 8000 BCE. Hemp was originally found in what is now modern-day China, Taiwan, and Afghanistan. Since then, there have been prominent religious texts that describe Hemp as “King of Seeds” and “Sacred Grass,” due to its versatility; it had been a useful resource for clothing, ropes, paper, and consumption. Hemp was monumental in the growth of the United States, as farmers in the 18th century were legally obligated to grow Hemp as an essential crop. The USS Constitution, or “Old Ironsides,” is America’s most popular 19th-century frigate and has been re-rigged with hemp ropes for their durability.

Where Does Hemp Come From?

Hemp originates from the cannabis plant, but Hemp’s makeup comes from the fiber and seeds of the plant itself. More specifically, Hemp is made from the higher-growing cannabis plants that are cultivated strictly for the use of materials and food, which is where the commonly used term “Industrial Hemp” comes into play; whereas marijuana is used on a medicinal and recreational level, industrial hemp is grown for paper, textiles, synthetics, food, and fuel. The variety of cannabis plant in which Hemp comes from is actually one of the fastest growing plants!

Where is Your Hemp Processed?

Our Hemp is grown on an industrial Hemp farm in the Netherlands, where contaminants and pesticides are never utilized. We work directly with expert Dutch farmers to provide products of utmost excellence. The Hemp is then delivered to a state-of-the-art facility in Germany where engineers have developed sustainability-based procedures to ensure proper carbon extraction, all at the highest possible standards of quality.

Is Hemp Legal?

Our Hemp is meticulously and proficiently examined by the United States Department of Homeland Security, assuring its safety and validity. Because of this all of our products that contain Hemp are legal in all 50 states and are legal on a federal level as well. If you’re still interested in learning more, check out our Is Hemp Legal? page. 

Do I Need a Medical Marijuana Card to Purchase Ecosciences Products?

You do not. There is no need to obtain a recommendation from a medical professional or to live in a state that legalized medicinal marijuana. You can purchase our products just as you would vitamins or supplements at your local store.

Will Any of This Get Me High?

No. Both CBD and Hemp lack the cannabinoid that constitutes psychoactivity, so they are naturally non-intoxicating. THC is the primary compound of cannabis that delivers euphoric impressions and is a completely separate element from CBD and Hemp. Not only that, but CBD can actually counteract the effects of the high-inducing THC cannabinoid.

Can I Get Addicted to This?

You cannot because addictive substances would trigger a release of dopamine in the brain that makes the body dependent on it. CBD and Hemp do not prompt this response. On the contrary, CBD can help to balance chemicals like dopamine to a healthy level.

Why Do People Use Hemp and/or CBD?

There are countless benefits from Hemp and CBD, the primary ingredients in our products. They have been known to treat emotional ailments like long term anxiety or depression, but also for patients with neurological disorders like epilepsy; CBD has been proven to reduce the frequency and the severity of epileptic seizures. CBD and Hemp also aid in pain and inflammatory responses, from headaches to joint and chronic pain. Not only that, but CBD has properties that can prevent developments that lead to Alzheimer's and can properly balance the immune system, similar to antioxidants.

Can I Take Too Much or Overdose?

These products are not drugs so you cannot overdose. However, just like any other nutritional supplement, your body can only process so much. If you have not taken hemp-based products before, we suggest you start off with a lower dosage at first so your body can acclimate properly until moving up to a higher dose.

How Should I Store My Hemp Products?

Our products are best kept in a dark, cool place. Make sure to close all of our products properly and securely. Since they are commonly used on a day-to-day basis, it is also recommended that they are stored in an easily accessible place. Some ideal places to store our products are medicine cabinets or your refrigerator.

How Fast Do Your Products Work?

This definitely depends on the dosage, the individual and their symptoms. Many will experience the positive effects of our products within the first 15 minutes of administration, especially those who use our tinctures orally, under the tongue. Some may find that their symptoms disappear long term but after a few days of using our products. Ultimately though, it does depend on you and your body.

What is The Best Way to Take Hemp Oil?

There are a couple of ways to take our Hemp products. Using our tinctures, you may drop the hemp oil under the tongue. This is usually the fastest, simplest and most effective process. You may also drop some in your coffee, tea, or food. Capsules are another format, especially for those who would want to take higher doses at once. Our products, whether by tincture or capsule, are meant to improve yourself in a variety of ways, so make sure to check out all of our products to find the perfect one for you.

Can My Dog Have Hemp?

Absolutely. Dogs can take hemp oil for the same reasons we do: pain, anxiety, for restful sleep and calmness, to prevent seizures, and more. Hemp oil for dogs is also just as legal and just as safe. Many hemp oil products are now made specifically for our canine friends, and we have a tincture designed for them, as well (It’s bacon flavor).

Are there any restrictions when taking CBD or Hemp?

While all of our products do not require a prescription, we do suggest consulting with a medical health professional if you are pregnant, nursing, attempting pregnancy, or taking other medications as to avoid possible interactions. That being said, none of our products are known to impair or any abilities or hinder your daily activities.

What makes your product different than other similar products?

Hemp is our passion. We strive to bring the best science, the most sustainable practices, and the finest benefits our products bring to your door to allow yourself to be the best that you can be. Every one of our products are devotedly crafted for the interest of you, the user, but also in hopes that we may honor the history and our ancestors that had seen the advantages of these materials long ago.

What is PG?

PG stands for Propylene Glycol, an organic glycerol made from propylene oxide, a petroleum by-product. The PG is a thin, odorless and tasteless liquid. The use and effects of propylene glycol have been thoroughly researched. It has been used safely for more than 50 years in food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry.In vaping it is used to provide a "throat hit", which some users claim is similar to the sensation experienced when smoking tobacco.