Frequently Asked CBD Questions

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, abbreviated CBD, is a phytocannabinoid found in the stems, leaves, and flowers of the cannabis sativa plant.  The resinous molecule is non-psychoactive, unlike its THC counterpart.

CBD is often extracted from the hemp variety of cannabis sativa because it is found in much greater abundance.  Additionally, hemp often contains a very low concentration of THC (below the legal standard of 0.3%) making it an excellent source of cannabidiol.

How Do Manufacturers Make CBD Oil?

CBD oil is created by extracting cannabidiol compounds from hemp plants. While there are many methods for achieving extraction, the most popular are Ethanol Extraction and CO2 Extraction.  Using the CO2 is extremely expensive and requires specialized equipment, however, it allows for the purest extraction, and can be used to selectively remove desired compounds (terpenes) for flavor.

On the other hand, Ethanol Extraction requires the cannabidiol to be heated to achieve decarboxylation.  Afterward, the plant material must be soaked in an ethanol wash for a specified length of time.  After soaking, the liquid must be filtered and left in an open container to evaporate.

What Other Ingredients are in CBD Oil?

Depending on how the CBD oil was processed, compound profiles can vary.  Typically, samples will contain compounds present in the leaves and flowers of the hemp plant.  These compounds include cannabinoids, fatty acids, terpenes and flavonoids. During refinement of the plant material, manufacturers will determine whether the oil contains the full-spectrum of the plant, broad-spectrum with no THC or a 99% pure CBD isolate.

When creating other CBD products or tinctures, many manufacturers will add carrier oils after processing the CBD to assist with application or ingestion.

What is The Endocannabinoid System?

Consisting of receptors within the human cell structure, The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a regulatory function that affects the brain, major organs, muscles, tissues, skeletal structures and the immune system to help direct physiological systems like immune response, respiration, cognition, sleep cycles, pain response, and cardiovascular function.

While the body produces natural cannabinoids (Endocannabinoids), plant based cannabinoids (phytocannabinoids) have similar interactions with the body.

What Causes CBD to Crystallize?

Molecules with higher levels of OH groups (oxygen and hydrogen) present are most likely to exhibit characteristics associated with solids. When dissecting CBD and THC molecules at proper purity and temperature, you will find that CBD has twice as many OH groups compared to THC, making it much more likely to crystallize.

If you find that your CBD distillate is forming crystals on it’s own, it is likely that it is above the 80-85% purity threshold.

Why is Bioavailability Important?

The human body has a certain threshold to which it can absorb ingested drugs and compounds. This threshold is known as Bioavailability, and can vary depending on factors like an individual’s rate of metabolism, method of administration and lipid solubility.

When considering CBD Oil it is important to note that pure oil is not water-soluble, meaning it has very limited bioavailability when consumed. That said, products utilizing a colloidal drop system like VESIsorb ® have been shown in a recent Pharmacokinetic study to dramatically increase the absorption of CBD.

Is CBD Legal to Purchase?

Yes. While some states may have certain buying restrictions, CBD is federally legal as long as the THC content in the product is less than 0.3%. You may want to check with your local authority to understand what restrictions may be in place where you live.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD & How Is It Different From Full Spectrum CBD?

Full Spectrum CBD oil is typically processed from THC compliant hemp plants that are below the 0.3% THC threshold. These oils contain the full spectrum of the plant including terpenes, flavonoids and both major and minor cannabinoids (CBDV, THCV, etc.).

Broad Spectrum CBD oil is similar to Full Spectrum as it also contains CBD, terpenes and non-detectable amounts of THC. These oils do not contain the full spectrum of cannabinoids and should be devoid of any minor compounds.

What is Non-Detectable THC Oil?

Non-Detectable THC Oil (NDTHC), also known as THC Free CBD Oil, is a product that has undergone a thorough THC remediation process such as chromatography to remove THC levels from the oil bringing it to a level that is not detectable by traditional testing methods.

What Is CBD Isolate?

At 99% purity, CBD Isolate is a crystalline powder or solid created by traditional extract processes to isolate active compounds directly from the cannabis plant. After extraction, further refinement is required to strip the compound of THC and other contaminants leaving the manufacturer with a pure chemical compound.

How is Water Soluble CBD Consumed?

Water Soluble CBD, or Water Dissolvable CBD, is typically consumed by mixing the compound in foods, beverages, or in tinctures.  Additionally, water soluble CBD oil is suitable to be mixed into any edible products like baked goods, chocolate, gummies, or other foods.

What Is A COA?

A Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a comprehensive document issued by an accredited laboratory that provides a full list of a product’s composition. We believe in customer trust, which is why our COA’s are always transparent, showing cannabinoid and microbiological levels, possible contaminants (solvent residues, pesticides, heavy metals), and terpenes.

What is the Importance of a COA?

Promise Nutraceuticals is built on customer trust, and to us, a COA is an assurance that our products are made from the highest quality materials. Our COA’s go far beyond a product label, showing you exactly what is in your CBD product.  These COA’s are issued by an accredited third party lab, meaning you can rest assured that you are using only the finest and cleanest CBD available.

Where Does Promise Source its Hemp?

Our PROMISE Hemp is USA, Oregon grown hemp.

Do You Ship to All 50 States?

PROMISE ships to all 50 states in the USA.