At Empeiría Hemp we want to help you with all of your CBD needs. A lot of the FAQ listed here are general questions and answers. If it pertains to a specific product we are referring to the Empeiría Hemp brand line only. If you have questions about another product made by a different brand that is not an Empeiría product please send us an email so we can respond with the appropriate information.
Is Hemp Legal?
When properly sourced, hemp oil products are legal in all 50 states per the 2014 Farm Bill. Everything we offer here at Empeiría Hemp comes form a trusted source and it is lab tested to verify its CBD content.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 naturally occurring phytocannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant. The cannabis plant has a rich history of medicinal uses going back thousands of years. CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance, with its robust therapeutic profile, and does not produce any psychoactive or euphoric effects.
What is THC?
THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the chemical responsible for most of marijuana’s psychological effects. It acts much like the cannabinoid chemicals made naturally by the body, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). … THC is one of many compounds found in the resin secreted by glands of the marijuana plant. More of these glands are found around the reproductive organs of the plant than on any other area of the plant. We do not sell products that contain THC.
Do any of your products contain THC?
No, we do not sell any products that contain THC. All of our products are either THC free or fall within the guidelines of less than 0.3 percent THC.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are tiny molecules in plants and trees that give them their aroma and flavor. Terpenes also have accepted therapeutic benefits themselves. These little molecules also support cannabinoids in hemp and cannabis plants. When terpenes work together with the natural cannabinoids of hemp or cannabis, the entourage effect occurs.
Where does your CBD come from?
Empeiría uses a farm in Colorado that uses safe, organic farming practices to produce our hemp. To ensure the highest quality, plants are regularly tested for purity and potency through third-party laboratory testing.
Are your products tested?
Yes, all of our products are tested through a third-party laboratory and lab results are posted here and also available upon request. All of our products meet the required level of <.3% THC or they are THC free.
What is CBD Isolate?
CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD, made by pulling it from its natural environment and removing it from all other ingredients. CBD Isolate is the crystalline powder form of CBD. In this form, all other plant matter—oils, waxes, chlorophyll and other cannabinoids—are removed, leaving only pure CBD.
“The advantage of using CBD isolate over other formats is the highest concentration of CBD per serving. Isolates are usually 99% pure, meaning that one gram of isolate powder carries about 990 mg of CBD. There’s no entourage effect, though — you can benefit solely from the effects of cannabidiol. Most of the Empeiría Hemp products are from CBD Isolate.
What is Full Spectrum?
If an extract is full-spectrum, this means it contains all phytochemicals naturally found in the plant, including CBD, trace cannabinoids, terpenes, and essential oils. Full-spectrum extracts from hemp also come with a negligible THC content — below 0.3 percent
The full spectrum of the active compounds extracted from hemp work together to amplify the health benefits of each individual cannabinoid. This phenomenon is referred to as the entourage effect.
Although non-psychoactive, full-spectrum CBD can give you a false positive during a drug test, especially if you consume high doses of CBD oil daily.
What is Broad Spectrum CBD?
Broad-spectrum CBD contains cannabidiol and all the other compounds within the plant, save for THC, which is completely removed after the initial extraction.
Because broad-spectrum extracts contain multiple cannabinoids, they also produce the “entourage effect,” but without the THC.
In a very simplified manner, broad-spectrum CBD is like a mix between full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. It contains the entire spectrum of cannabinoids EXCEPT for the THC part.
What is the “entourage effect”?
The entourage effect is not as complicated as it sounds. It is the combined effect of marijuana’s different compounds. Marijuana contains over 113 cannabinoids, over 200 terpenes, and hundreds of other chemical compounds. These compounds work together to produce a synergistic effect known as the entourage effect.
Will I pass a drug test?
There isn’t a specific standard for testing. Drug tests vary, including what substances are screened and the threshold level of the substances tested. Most tests search only for THC, but it’s possible some look for any cannabinoids. Cannabidiol (CBD) shouldn’t show up on a drug test. Unfortunately, we can not guarantee any specific test results. To the best of our knowledge, it’s very unlikely to fail a drug test. That’s not to say it can’t happen to you, but it’s highly unlikely.
Although Empeiría Hemp only uses CBD isolate, which carefully removes 99.9% of all other cannabinoids, including THC, and we are third-party tested to ensure the quality of our CBD, there is no certainty as to whether the use of any CBD product will or will not result in a positive drug test.
Read the labels: Many CBD products contain trace amounts of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), marijuana’s main active ingredient. If enough THC is present, it will show up on a drug test. This means that in rare cases, using CBD might lead to a positive drug test. It all depends on the product’s quality and composition.
Recommendation: If your job is dependent on passing drug tests, we recommend talking to your boss before taking these supplements. It is up to your judgment.
How does CBD Effect my body?
Inside your brain, central and peripheral nervous system, among other areas, you have receptors that specifically work with cannabinoids. Your body produces a cannabinoid internally (an endocannabinoid, called anandamide) to support those receptors.
Collectively, these receptors make up what’s called your Endocannabinoid System. It’s responsible for many physiological processes, including mood, memory, inflammation, and more. You can think of it as keeping your body in a neutral state.
Can CBD make me high?
CBD does not make you high, regardless of how much you consume. If you take an extremely large amount of CBD oil, it’s possible to get a stomach ache (because it’s an oil) or become very tired.
Will CBD increase my appetite?
No, CBD is not known to make you hungry. The cannabinoid THC, which is extremely potent in marijuana, is well-known to have that effect. Our products are made from CBD Isolate, so you will not get its intoxicating or ‘munchie’ effects.
Can I take CBD with my other medications?
Empeiría Hemp cannot advise you on the medical aspects of CBD products and other medications. Please speak with your physician before starting any CBD product. It is also ideal to search on PubMed.Gov for research regarding potential reactions between CBD and some medications. A few CBD and medication interactions are listed, with most involving medications for the liver.
Do tinctures have to be taken under the tongue?
Although the most common way to take a tincture is under the tongue, it’s not the only way to use them. Tinctures can be added to foods and beverages, if you prefer to mix it in with something. They can also be added to smoothies. Sublingually, however, is the ideal method for getting CBD into your bloodstream faster. Combining them with food requires them going through the digestive process, which can delay CBD in working in your body for up to an hour.
How much CBD should I take?
Everyone’s body is different. We suggest starting with half of one dropper morning, noon and night. If you find that your body needs a larger dose, increase your dose in small amounts first. This will help you determine what your individual ideal dose is – it’s different for everyone.
When it comes to CBD and your pets, the dosage is quite different. Please review our CBD for Animals to review dosage suggestions and frequencies.
Do I need a special license or prescription to get CBD products?
Our CBD does not require a special license or medical card. It can be shipped straight to your door.
Where does your CBD come from?
Our CBD stems from hemp grown in Colorado at a farm using organic and sustainable farming practices. To ensure the highest quality, plants are regularly tested for purity and potency through third-party laboratory testing.
What is MCT Oil?
MCT oil, which is what Empeiría Hemp uses in its tinctures, is medium-chain triglyceride oil. Our MCT Oil is harvested from 100% coconuts and processed for purity. Unlike most other brands that harvest MCT’s from palm oil, (a much cheaper and environmentally taxing source), by using pure coconut oil we also deliver 30% Lauric Acid, an important form of MCT that acts as a slower burning fuel. This allows for a longer energy curve and optimal digestion. MCT oil has a long shelf life and is odorless, colorless and remains a liquid when sitting at room temperature. If you have a coconut allergy, it’s best to consult your doctor before using products containing MCT oil.
Do you ship my order discreetly?
Yes, we ship our CBD products discreetly. We understand the need to keep things private for you. This also ensures your product arrives safely and lowers the risk of theft. Your order will be sent out in plain or USPS packaging.