WHICH PRODUCT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
That depends on a number of factors, the main one being what you're looking to get out of cannabinoid supplementation.
If you're looking for something more medicinal, we recommend starting with the capsules or oil. Ashlae uses the capsules daily (for endometriosis management and to help with DOMS) and Thom uses the oil nightly (for sleep related issues).
The creamer and powder are products we developed as pantry staples and are great for people who just want the added benefits of supplementing with cannabinoids but don't necessarily use them to manage their aches and pains.
If you're looking to add cannabinoids to your skincare regimen, we highly recommend giving our cannabinoid-rich face oil a try. It's great for your face but can also be used to help soothe achy legs, abdominal cramps, dry patches of skin, etc.
WHAT IS THE RECOMMENDED DOSE?
We recommend a dose of 10-20MG for our oral products. However, if you're new to supplementing with cannabinoids we recommend starting with half the recommended dose and working your way up. If you don't feel anything (something we like to call total body calm) (you'll know it when you feel it) after a couple weeks, try increasing your dose by 10MG until you find one that works for you.
Heads up: full spectrum hemp + CBD supplements are not one size fits all so a dose that works for someone else may not work for you.
OK BUT AM I GOING TO GET HIGH?
Sorry! Our SUPERGOOD products will not get you high. But Alchemy Food Co. products will so if that's what you're looking for, go get your hands on some whole food edible goodness.
HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE TO SEE RESULTS?
Again, that depends on a number of factors - what you're treating, how depleted your endocannabinod system is, etc. Some people see results immediately while others won't see results for up to 12 weeks of consistent use.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF TAKING HEMP SUPPLEMENTS?
Unfortunately the FDA doesn't like when supplement companies make unsubstantiated health claims so we're going to stay away from discussing that. But we will say this: the whole point of supplementing with cannabinoids is to aid the body in finding and maintaining balance.
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I TOOK THE RECOMMENDED DOSE. I DON'T FEEL ANYTHING.
This is likely because of one of two things:
1) Your endocannabinoid system requires a larger dose (if that's the case, we recommend increasing by 10MG each week to find your sweet spot).
2) You're so freakin' healthy that your body has already reached homeostasis and doesn't require cannabinoid supplementation (unlikely, but not unheard of). HIGH FIVES TO YOU, YA HEALTHY ASS.
IT MADE ME REALLY SLEEPY.
Sounds like you took a larger dose than necessary. Halve the recommended dose (or whatever dose you're taking) for a week or two and see how you feel after that. If half the recommended dose still makes you feel lethargic, reduce to 5MG.
ARE SUPERGOOD PRODUCTS MADE FROM MARIJUANA OR HEMP?
In the US, marijuana is classified as cannabis plants with high concentrations of THC and hemp is classified as cannabis plants with THC concentrations < 0.3%. Our products are infused with extracts that are derived from hemp, but not from the stalks and seeds of the tall, woody stuff - they're made from the flowering part of the plant (which looks nearly indistinguishable from its high THC-containing counterpart). Some people call it "therapeutic hemp" but out here we just call it hemp.
All of the extracts we use are made from hemp grown in the Colorado sun. We do not use any imported or out-of-state hemp in our products ever.
COULD YOU TELL ME MORE ABOUT THE HEMP?
It's organically grown in Colorado and is processed by some of the finest extractors in the industry (we're not exaggerating that one bit; we sifted through 20+ extractors and the company we decided to go with is the real deal). Unlike many products on the market - where the hemp is processed using CO2 - our extractors use ethanol (grain alcohol), a food grade solution that allows for a much more gentle extraction process.
We're anti-CO2 extraction (for a variety of reasons) and think that ethanol extraction is the crème de la crème of hemp extraction methods.
FULL SPECTRUM HEMP VS. CBD / WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
Full spectrum is exactly what it sounds like: the full spectrum of cannabinoids (CBD, THC, CBG, CBN, etc.). There's evidence (though, admittedly, very little) to support that supplementing with the full spectrum of cannabinoids is more beneficial (because of something called the entourage effect) than supplementing with isolated cannabinoids, like CBD. However, CBD on its own is still highly medicinal and people see tremendous results with it.
Full spectrum hemp extracts differ from processor to processor, but the extract we source is comprised of 85% cannabinoids and 15% terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals. The CBD isolate we source is currently testing at a potency of 99.64%.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL SPECTRUM HEMP EXTRACT AND CBD OIL?
They're usually just different names for the same thing. We prefer to call it full spectrum hemp extract because there's so much more to our extract than just CBD (like other cannabinoids plus terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals). Some companies that use isolate do call their product CBD oil, so you'll need to look at the ingredient list to know what you're actual getting.
WHY ETHANOL EXTRACTION AND NOT CO2?
Although many of the full spectrum products you’ll find on the market are made with hemp that has been processed using CO2, we chose to go with ethanol (grain alcohol) due to the solvents ability to gently extract the cannabinoids. In addition to being super gentle on the plants (CO2 extraction involves subjecting the hemp to extreme pressure and temperatures), ethanol also pulls out the terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals - all of which make for some pretty spectacular plant medicine.
WHY DO YOUR FULL SPECTRUM PRODUCTS LIST THE AMOUNT OF FULL SPECTRUM HEMP EXTRACT AND NOT CBD?
Because products infused with ethanol-extracted full spectrum hemp extract are so much more than just CBD. The extract we source is roughly 85% cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBV, CBN, etc.) and 15% terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals.
IS YOUR CBD HIGH BIOAVAILABILITY?
No. When you see a company marketing their products as "high bioavailability" it usually means they're using water compatible cannabinoids - which means they've been highly processed (with surfactants or similar ingredients). While water compatible cannabinoids are broken down faster in your body, the excess is excreted instead of stored in your fatty tissues (think water soluble vitamins vs. fat soluble vitamins). Cannabinoids are naturally hydrophobic (water-repelling) and we prefer to consume them in their natural state - and highly recommend you do, too.
WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?
Full spectrum products do contain trace amounts of THC (ours contains ~.04% THC) and, therefore, it would be possible for you to fail a drug test. It's probably not going to happen but it could so we'd recommend sticking with CBD isolate for now. Our turmeric capsules, turmeric coconut creamer, and golden milk powder are all formulated using CBD isolate.
CAN CANNABINOIDS BE USED TO TREAT CANCER, ANXIETY, OR OTHER THINGS THAT AIL ME?
We recommend talking to a medical professional about that.
CAN I USE CANNABINOIDS IN PLACE OF NSAIDS OR ACETAMINOPHEN?
Cannabinoid supplements are not a substitute for NSAIDs or acetaminophen. With continued use, however, they may allow you to reduce your dependence on aforementioned medications.
ARE YOUR PRODUCTS TESTED?
Yes! Our concentrates are tested for: elemental analysis, microbiological contaminants, pathogenic bacterial contaminants, mycotoxin, pesticide analysis, and analysis of volatile organic compounds. It is best to run these tests on the concentrates because of how heavily concentrates are diluted in the final product. For example, a concentrate could fail pesticide analysis but the final product - formulated with said concentrate - could pass pesticide analysis due to dilution.
Once we formulate our products, we send them to a third party lab to test for purity and potency. Want to see our test results? Shoot us an email and we'll gladly send you the link(s).