While we can’t make claims regarding any specific conditions, we can tell you what we would recommend for a loved one and how we can offer support. Like all supplements, CBD may affect different people in different ways. We would love to hear from you about your experience with our products, and are always available to answer your specific questions via our CHAT app on the website, or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org
FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL BASICS
WHAT EXACTLY IS FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL?
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil is an extracted oil made from industrial grade hemp that contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids (including CBD), terpenes, flavonoids, phytonutrients and fatty acids found in whole plant hemp material.
DIDN’T YOUR PRODUCTS USED TO BE CALLED CBD OIL? HAVE THE INGREDIENTS CHANGED?
No. All our products remain the same CBD rich oil derived from industrial hemp. To better clarify the source of cannabidiol (CBD) the natural food industry is moving towards calling these products hemp extract or full spectrum hemp oil instead of CBD Oil.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP DERIVED CBD OIL AND FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL?
Often these are different terms for the exact same thing. CBD Oil can mean several different products, some of them isolates (containing just the CBD compound separated from all other cannabinoids) and some of them Full Spectrum made from the whole plant material and containing all the naturally occurring compounds in hemp. Full Spectrum CBD Oil made from whole plant hemp matter is the same thing as our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil.
I WANT TO TRY CBD- IS THIS WHAT I WANT?
Yes! Our products are designated as Full Spectrum Hemp Oil as part of an industry wide move towards clarifying that the source of our oils, tinctures and capsules is industrial grade hemp, not marijuana. Our products are CBD rich and have the full cannabinoid profile needed to insure the Entourage Effect supports CBD’s role in the body.
All of our products are tested and verified by third party labs for potency and CBD content. You can see the CBD content from these test results for every product you buy from us.
WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol—CBD—is one of the many chemical compounds found in hemp and high-CBD strains of cannabis. It is non-psychoactive (it will not get you ‘high’) and is a wonderful nutritional supplement and super food.
WHY IS CBD GOOD FOR YOU?
CBD has been shown to support the proper functioning of the Endocannabinoid System. The role of the Endocannabinoid System is to protect and modulate the nervous system and the immune system by regulating cellular communication. Think of it as a natural way to push the reset button on both the nervous system and the immune system, pulling these natural bodily systems out of abnormal patterns and stress responses. CBD can support the return to normal cell communication, and help the body to remain in its natural healthy state (homeostasis). It is also a neuroprotectant and helps guard against the aging of cells from oxidation.
TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is one of modern science’s newest and most revelatory discoveries, and is key in maintaining health in the human body. The ECS regulates relaxation, eating, sleeping, certain inflammation responses and even cognitive function, and functions by using naturally occurring cannabinoids to communicate. There are two types of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in the brain and immune system respectively. In a nutshell, your ECS is responsible for making sure your entire body is working optimally—no small task! For more information, check out our CBD 101 Page HERE:
WHAT IS ‘FULL SPECTRUM’ CBD, AND WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
Full Spectrum refers to all the cannabinoids naturally found in hemp. There have been over eighty different cannabinoids isolated and identified, and these different cannabinoids all work together to provide the health benefits hemp is celebrated for. The main point to take away is that CBD has shown to be much more effective in the presence of all the other naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes found in the cannabis plant (known in the scientific community as the Entourage Effect. Read more about the Entourage Effect on our CBD 101 Page here). As CBD gains an increasing amount of notoriety, it remains important to note that not all CBD products are made equal. Some mistakenly think that CBD isolate is what we are referring to when describing our products, but all Irie products are ‘full spectrum, CBD rich hemp extract’, that contain the full entourage of cannabinoids and terpenes known to work in concert to provide the best health outcomes. It is always this Full Spectrum oil that we produce, sell and recommend.
Cannabinoids are rare in nature. Even though all animals, including humans, internally create small amounts of cannabinoids, there are few other places in nature where they can be found in abundance. Hemp is by far the richest source for a wide range of cannabinoid substances. It is a unique plant that has been shown to have unprecedented healing properties.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD ISOLATE AND FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL?
CBD Isolates are made by extracting the CBD and separating it from all the other cannabinoids, terpenes and compounds in the hemp plant. Full Spectrum Hemp Oil contains CBD within the full profile of cannabinoids and nutrients found in the hemp plant, which provides a synergistic effect known as the Entourage Effect. The Entourage Effect refers to the fact that the broad spectrum of phytonutrients in the hemp plant work together to increase the potential health benefits of each one, meaning whole plant matter provides benefits that isolated cannabinoids never can.
IS FULL SPECTRUM HEMP OIL DIFFERENT FROM HEMP SEED OIL?
Yes. Hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant only, and has a variety of uses including as a cooking oil, salad dressing, natural body product or nutritional supplement. It is NOT made from whole plant matter and does not contain CBD.
HOW WILL CBD MAKE ME FEEL?
Personal experience from team IrieCBD can confidently make us say that CBD has made us feel more alert, focused and increased our overall sense of well-being. CBD will not get you high, but can affect mood disorders, lessening anxiety and depression.
It’s true that what may work for one person may have slightly different effects in another. When you try it, we would love to hear from you.
For your first order, use the discount code ‘firstorder’ for 10% off.
IS CBD CANNABIS OIL?
Cannabis oil is often thought to be cannabis extract from Marijuana plants that are high in THC. Ours is extracted from hemp, meaning it is high in CBD and low in THC, and will not produce a high when consumed. Hemp is the heirloom form of cannabis; it hasn’t been selectively bred to be high in THC.
CBD oil is different from hemp seed oil. While both are wonderful products, and hemp oil is a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids, CBD oil contains concentrated levels of the CBD cannabinoid not found in hemp oil. The therapeutic effects of CBD are profound and wide ranging; many people experience beneficial effects that provide relief from neurological conditions, immune imbalances, inflammation, pain management and support while fighting cancer.
DO YOUR PRODUCTS CONTAIN THC?
Our products have trace amounts of THC. This low level of THC is not intoxicating, and meets requirements to be classified as hemp, but still provides the full spectrum benefits that come when all cannabinoids and terpenes are included in an extract. Our full spectrum (whole plant) extracts contain many other wonderful cannabinoids (CBG, CBC, CBN) and terpenes in addition to the CBD.
DOES IT HAVE THE SAME EFFECT AS CANNABIS?
Hemp and Marijuana are both strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant. Hemp (which is High CBD, low THC) does not have the same psychoactive (“high”) effect as Marijuana. Consuming our CBD Oil tinctures or honeysticks produces no psychoactive effect.
CBD can be very therapeutic and calming.
CAN I GET HIGH FROM IT?
You won’t experience a high with our products. Cannabidiol, and the other cannabinoids found in our Full Spectrum Hemp Oil have no psychoactive effects. You will however feel the positive health effect of CBD, which contains nearly 70% of the medicinal value in cannabis. Want to dive deeper into these properties? Check out this article put together by The Colorado Pot Guide: https://www.coloradopotguide.com/images/blog/Health-Effects-of-Marijuana-Reduced.png
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP AND MARIJUANA?
Hemp is the heirloom variety of cannabis. It is the unadulterated strain of the cannabis sativa plant. The cannabinoid and phytonutrient makeup in the hemp plant are closest to the ratios found in the naturally occurring industrial hemp strains, that are high in CBD and low in THC. What is commonly referred to as ‘Marijuana’ are strains of the Cannabis Sativa plant that have been bred to be high in THC and low in CBD. Both are varieties of the Cannabis Sativa plant. It is selective breeding and growing conditions that differentiate these two strains.
TELL ME ABOUT CO2 EXTRACTION AND WHY YOU USE THAT METHOD?
CO2 extraction is a high pressure method of disrupting the cell walls of the plant material and extracting the rich material contained within, including the wide array of cannabinoids. This method is the cleanest way to extract the cannabinoids from hemp. There are other methods of extraction, including Butane or Hexane based extraction, as well as the Rick Simpson Oil method. All these methods use solvents which have varying degrees of toxicity and can leave residuals in the final product. At IrieCBD we believe in making the cleanest product possible, and CO2 extraction insures no toxic residue is left in any of our concentrates of oils.
OILS AND CAPSULES
Oil is digested through the stomach, and is typically made with a base of hemp seed oil. You will ‘feel’ it faster, and it has a stronger taste.
Capsules are digested through the small intestine, and the base is coconut oil. Capsules are absorbed into the body well but take longer to ‘feel’, and are tasteless.
Our capsules are liposomal and enteric which increases the bioavailability of nutrients in our whole plant matter.
WHAT ARE LIPOSOMAL CAPSULES?
Irie’s capsules make use of liposomal delivery, in which a liposomal shell, made of the same material as a cell membrane, surrounds the supplement’s major molecules allowing for increased absorption into the body and decreasing side effects and uptake time.
Liposomal supplements improve bioavailability, protecting delicate nutrients from stomach acid by proceeding to the intestines where they dissolve in response to the more alkaline environment and safely release all active ingredients.
For those with sensitive stomachs, this avoids any possibility of the capsules leading to stomach upset, and maximize benefit while minimizing any possible side effects or digestive upset.
DO YOU HAVE TO REFRIGERATE THE OILS?
The shelf life of Irie’s oils unrefrigerated is about a year and a half (unopened). It will last longer if refrigerated (2 years). Just do your best to keep your product away from sunlight, extreme heat or other intense conditions.
When using plants to support proper functioning of physiological systems, the ‘dosing’ often doesn’t need to be as exact as with medications. However, over time you will probably find the optimum amount that supports you the best. A normal, healthy person of average body weight, looking to CBD as a preventative health, i.e. a superfood supplement, would take 20 drops or nearly 1 dropper full daily (which would be about 8mg of CBD.) The amount of Hemp Extract Oil that people take on a daily basis can vary. You can take it with or without food – the optimal way to consume it is to hold it under the tongue for 30 seconds or longer before swallowing.
HOW MANY DROPS IN A BOTTLE?
20 drops per dropper = 8mg (recommended dose)
30 droppers full per ounce (or one month supply)
HOW MANY MG PER ML?
250 – 8mg/ml
500 – 16mg/ml
1000 – 32mg/ml
SAFETY AND LEGALITY
DO WE NEED A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD TO PURCHASE THIS?
No, you don’t. Our products are derived from industrial hemp, so no license required.
IS IT LEGAL?
We wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t believe it was legal. We ship all over the United States and the world daily.
Our hemp has well under the legal limit of THC and is grown legally under an industrial hemp license.
HOW DO I READ THE COA (Certificate of Analysis)?
To determine the CBD content of a product from the certificate of analysis, take the
Total mg/mL, then multiply it by the overall weight in mL (32 mL)
For example, you would multiply 10.43mg/mL x 32mL to equal 333.76mgs
Some of our products test +/-, and this is common in the industry.
We ensure the closest accuracy possible of the content of all our products by testing the cannabinoid count of the raw CBD-hemp extract at the same lab where we test finished products. This creates a proper baseline for concentration accuracy.
WILL THIS SHOW UP ON A DRUG TEST?
There are different ways that companies test for drugs. Some drug tests are specific for THC and some are broader and test for all cannabinoids. It is best to check with your workplace prior to starting a product with cannabinoids.
I’M WORRIED ABOUT THE SAFETY OF TAKING CBD – ARE THERE ANY RISKS?
Naturally derived CBD from whole plant hemp matter has a remarkable safety profile with no known side effects.
There have been thousands of studies published on CBD by the National Institute of Health, and we encourage customers to do their own research within this database and from any other sources you trust. You can access these studies HERE.
I’VE HEARD A FEW NEWS REPORTS ABOUT PEOPLE GETTING SICK AFTER TAKING CBD – WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS?
Recently publicized sicknesses and negative effects have been seen in people who have taken synthetic CBD isolates. This is a product that is synthesized in a lab and is NOT derived from whole plant hemp material. This is NOT what we sell, and never will be.
HOW DO YOU INSURE YOUR PRODUCTS SAFETY AND PURITY?
Each final product is tested and verified by a third party lab. These results are made available to customers on our website. These independent third-party lab tests verify the CBD content of all our finished products and insure there are no trace amounts of any toxins including pesticides or heavy metals.
CHILDREN AND PETS
IS IT SAFE FOR KIDS?
We are not qualified to expressly state whether it is safe for your child. If you’re concerned, it is recommended to ask a health care practitioner knowledgeable of your child’s health issues, and do your own research. We have never seen research showing it is not safe for children, but again, this is an informed decision you have to make.
CAN I USE YOUR PRODUCTS ON MY ANIMALS?
It is our favorite way of saying ‘Thank you, and we love you’ to our dear companions. They have an endocannabinoid system too! Check out our specially formulated Pet Blend- It’s one of our best-sellers and made just for your furry friends.
I SUFFER FROM _______ WHAT SHOULD I USE?
While we can’t make any claims regarding specific medical conditions, we have many wonderful products that our customers turn to for general health support while recovering from a wide array of illnesses and diseases. The best answer is to do your research, consult with your doctor and if you have any more questions please reach out to us!
HOW DO I GIVE THIS TO A PERSON ON MEDICATION?
Treat our CBD products as a dietary supplement. A number of factors should be considered whenever mixing a dietary supplement with medications. It is always important to check with your doctor. Usually, a dropper (or more) under the tongue is advised (this dose can be split up morning and night). All concerns about potential conflicts with medications or treatment plans currently being administered should be gone over with a physician or primary care doctor.
*PERSONS WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A SPECIFIC DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.
WILL CBD HELP ME IF I’M HEALTHY?
The simple answer is YES! YES! YES! Many knowledgeable professionals are considering the cannabinoids, particularly CBD, to be an essential food, or superfood. Because it plays such a vital role in neurological protection and assisting the body in dealing with stress, which we all undergo at one time or another, many consider it to be a staple we should not be without. The human body needs a certain amount of cannabinoids for the Endocannibinoid System to function correctly, and many health practitioners see chronic low levels of cannabinoids in the population at large, due mainly to our modern diet.
The cannabinoids from hemp have long been in the food chain in most cultures around the world. It was traditionally used as animal fodder. Because it is a rich source of proteins, healthy fats, and cannabinoids, it was a near ideal plant to grow for animal feed. Feeding animals that were raised for human consumption hemp fodder insured these cannabinoids were passed up the food chain.
SHIPPING AND RETURNS
WHERE DO YOU SHIP TO?
We can ship to all fifty states and most countries in the world.
WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING COSTS?
Shipping is auto calculated at checkout via USPS rates based on your address and choice of speed/service.
WHAT IF I WANT TO RETURN MY PURCHASE?
We take our customer satisfaction very seriously. We strive to provide the best customer support to ensure you are happy with your products. If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may request a full refund of the purchase price within 30 days. This policy is for our 250mg bottles. This does not apply to any higher concentrations. We suggest you try a 250 first if you are unsure of your needs.
HOW QUICKLY WILL I RECEIVE MY ORDER?
During the week we typically ship same day or next day. In the spirit of Irie, we take weekends off to play with family and friends and your product will ship early in the week. Receipt will depend on what level of USPS service you purchased and upon the postal system getting things right! On all orders over $100 we pay for your priority shipping!