Hemp is a term used to classify varieties of cannabis that contain 0.3% or less THC content by dry weight. It is a very versatile plant used for the production of products across industries, including apparel & textiles, paper & packaging, topical body & beauty products, oils, food & nutritional products, and even building materials.
And yes! The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (aka the “Farm Bill”) federally legalized hemp and hemp-derived products that contain no more than 0.3% THC. Industrial hemp is thus legal and not psychoactive. Our products are tested and verified by third party analytical labs to contain no more than the 0.3% legal limit of THC.
Our hemp extract is derived from single-origin hemp. Our Vermont farmers lovingly grow and process our hemp using exclusively sustainable and organic practices from germination through to extraction.
Our hemp is extracted using super critical CO2 extraction, which we believe is the most natural, pure, and environmentally friendly method to process cannabinoids. As a result of this extraction process, we can provide a full-spectrum product free of any residual solvents, while retaining all of the cannabinoids, essential vitamins, minerals, omega fatty acids, and terpenes that naturally occur in the hemp plant.
We carefully test all our products & verify with third-party labs to ensure that they contain exactly what we say they do. For our published test results, please see here.
For context about how important quality-assurance and transparency is, a 2017 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that only 30% of all CBD products sold online contained the specified cannabinoid content, rendering the other 70% of products potentially ineffective.
Full-spectrum extracts, also known as “whole plant,” are the purest and most effective. By definition, full-spectrum products contain all of the elements of the hemp plant – meaning that along with cannabidiol (CBD), they contain a multitude of other cannabinoids like cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabinol (CBN), terpenes, flavonoids, essential vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids. Each of these compounds has a different effect on the body, that in combination can lead to a synergistic effect, dubbed the “entourage effect,” rendering them more effective.
To see the full host of compounds in our products, please refer to our published compositional analysis results here.
Terpenes are the aromatic oils that are attributable for the distinctive flavors and varying effects of cannabis plants. Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant so far. However, these essential oil compounds can be found in many different plants, including thyme, citruses, black pepper, cinnamon, pine needles, lavender, and hops. The array of effects of terpenes ranges from calming to energizing. Most importantly, terpenes work synergistically with the rest of the phytonutrients found within the cannabis plant in what is called the “entourage effect” towards increasing the overall benefits of the plant.
To learn more about which terpenes are present in our products and the levels thereof, please refer to our published compositional analysis results here.
Flavonoids are composed of groups of polyphenolic compounds. Polyphenols are micronutrients packed with antioxidants and potential health benefits. Like terpenes, flavonoids are not unique to the cannabis plant; they have been identified in plants ranging from fruits and vegetables to flowers. Spoiler alert, olive oil’s vast health benefits are also attributable to polyphenolic compounds!
Cannaflavins are flavonoids that are exclusively found within cannabis. These flavonoids work in tandem with terpenes to contribute to our sensory experience of cannabis – color pigmentation, flavor, and odor. Furthermore, research has indicated cannaflavins contribute additional medicinal benefits, including anti-inflammatory, antifungal and antioxidant properties. They are an important component to the synergistic “entourage effect” of all the phytonutrients within cannabis plants.
No! Our products contain no more than 0.03% THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis. That is the legal limit for THC in hemp-derived products.
Our products are made with full-spectrum hemp extract and contain no more than 0.3% THC. Although very unlikely that these trace amounts of THC trigger a test, we suggest you consult a physician if this is a concern.
CBD is short for cannabidiol, one of the most prevalent cannabinoids (chemical compounds) found in the cannabis plant. There are over 100 different cannabinoids that are naturally occurring within the cannabis plant. The best known of these compounds are CBD and tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. CBD is associated with many of the medicinal and healing properties of the plant, excluding any psychoactive elements, for which THC is responsible. CBD is known to reduce anxiety, stress, inflammation, and support our endocannabinoid system.
Yes! Since our products are powered by full-spectrum hemp extract, they include naturally occurring levels of CBD. For more details about the amount of each cannabinoid within our products, please refer to our published lab results here.
Fun fact: cannabinoids can be found in various plants aside from cannabis, including broccoli, cauliflower, kale, and echinacea, but the hemp plant is the most abundant source.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a cell-signaling system within all our bodies, known to regulate a range of functions, including sleep, mood, appetite, memory, reproduction, and fertility. The ECS is composed of receptors, endocannabinoids, and the enzymes responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoid receptors are found throughout our bodies; the two main kinds are CB1 receptors, primarily found in our central nervous systems, and CB2 receptors, primarily found in our peripheral nervous systems, especially immune cells.
Cannabinoids, like CBD and THC, that are found in plants are referred to as phytocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids, or endogenous cannabinoids, on the other hand, are produced by our bodies. Meaning that, yes, our bodies also internally produce cannabinoids! Cannabinoids interact with the receptors within the ECS towards maintaining homeostasis, meaning the internal stability of our bodies. When outside forces like pain from an injury, anxiety, inflammation, or other stressors throw off our bodies’ homeostasis, the ECS acts to return our body to its optimal state.
Yes! We carefully test all our products and verify with third-party labs to ensure that they are clean, safe, and contain exactly what we say they do. We pride ourselves in providing you with the highest quality products possible. For our published test results, please see here.