FAQ’s2018-09-25T16:11:46+00:00
Betaine – Usage Benefits2018-12-16T00:07:45+00:00

Betaine is an amino acid that has been shown to have potential benefits for fighting heart disease, improving body composition, and helping promote muscle gain and fat loss because of its abilities to promote protein synthesis in the body.

Coriander Seed – Usage Benefits2018-12-16T00:06:02+00:00

Coriander or dhania is a commonly used herb that is used in almost all vegetable preparations in India.

Coriander seeds can ease gas and bloating while improving overall digestion. Its cooling effect makes it useful for soothing both allergies and arthritis, two conditions caused by inflammation. You can even drink coriander water or tea to calm a swollen throat or mouth. If you have thyroid problems, eat coriander seed to regulate hormones. It also reduces heavy menstrual flow and provides iron for better energy. Coriander’s fiber and detoxifying power also make it a great weight loss aid.

Cranesbill Root – Usage Benefits2018-12-16T00:00:47+00:00

Cranesbill (Geranium maculatum) originated in North America and is sometimes grown ornamentally in a variety of flower colors. The root is primarily used in herbal medicine, but the above-ground part of the plant has also been used traditionally by herbalists.

Cranesbill possesses hemostatic properties and can work as an agent to stop internal hemorrhages.

In addition, the herb is used for hemoptysis (expelling blood or bloody mucus), hematuria (presence of blood in urine) and heavy menstrual bleeding and externally to stop bleeding and heal wounds.

As a mouthwash or gargle, the herb can be effective against thrush, inflammation of the mouth and throat, tonsillitis and toothaches.

Plantain Leaf – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T23:53:24+00:00

Not to be confused with the banana-like fruit of the same name, the Plantago major is a green, weedy plant native to North America, Europe and Asia.

Utilized to assist with:

  • To help get Cholesterol to healthy Levels
  • To aid those with Diabetes
  • For Hemorrhoid relief
  • To help relieve Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • To help calm the bowels during Constipation or Diarrhea
  • To sooth kidney and bladder problems and to aid with Bladder infection, ITIs and similar problems. Safe for children
  • For indigestion and ulcers
Mullein – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T23:38:40+00:00

The mullein plant (Verbascum)  is also known as candlewick plant, lungwort, cowboy toilet paper, torch plant and woolly mullein, to name a few. Mullein has around 300 species and is native to Europe, Asia and North Africa.

Some people take mullein by mouth for breathing conditions such as cough or asthma, pneumonia, colds, and sore throat. But there is limited scientific research to support these and other uses.

Marshmallow Leaf – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T23:30:48+00:00

In India where it became an important herb in the Ayurvedic and Unani healing tradition. In Ayurveda, the root was used to reduce vata (dry constitutional type) and increase kapha (wet constitutional type) and was considered to be energetically cold, sweet tasting, and moistening.
According to naturopath John Lust (the nephew of naturopathic pioneer Benedict Lust), “Althea’s particular excellence is in soothing irritated tissues.”

Eucalyptus – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T23:25:43+00:00

People use eucalyptus (Eucalyptus globulus) for many conditions including asthma, bronchitis, plaque and gingivitis, head lice, toe nail fungus, and many others, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

The leaf contains chemicals that might help control blood sugar. It also contains chemicals that might have activity against bacteria and fungi. Eucalyptus oil contains chemicals that might help pain and inflammation. It might also block chemicals that cause asthma.

Valerian Root – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T23:06:52+00:00

Valerian, also known as Valeriana officinalis, is a flowering plant native to Europe and Asia. The root of the plant has long been used in herbal medicine for a variety of conditions such as sleeping difficulties, digestive complaints, anxiety, and headaches.

 

Pau d’Arco – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T22:57:54+00:00

Pau d’arco (Tabebuia impetiginosa and Tabebuia avellanedae) is a type of tree native to the rainforests of Central and South America. In herbal medicine, extracts of the bark of the pau d’arco tree have long been used to treat a range of health problems.

Evidence of benefits have been seen for Cancer, Fungal infections, and inflammation.

White Willow – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T22:51:21+00:00

White willow, (Salix Alba) is native to Europe and Central Asia, the bark of the White Willow tree has been used for over 5,000 years as a powerful pain relief remedy. Native American healers also relied on White Willow bark for its analgesic properties.

Pain relief, relief of arthritis symptoms, and promoting heart health are among the benefits experienced with white willow.

Sage – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T22:42:43+00:00

Sage has several proven health benefits. It can help protect the body’s cells from damage caused by free radicals due to its high antioxidant capacity.

Free radicals often cause cells to die and can lead to impaired immunity and chronic disease.

Medicinal uses have shown to be beneficial for Alzheimer’s, lowering blood glucose and cholesterol along with controlling inflammation.

Motherwort – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T22:38:26+00:00

Motherwort is an herb in the mint family. Available in dietary supplement form, motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca) is a source of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory compounds, and leonurine, a compound found to promote the relaxation of blood vessel walls in preliminary studies.

Utilized to controlling anxiety and high blood pressure.

Garlic – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T22:08:01+00:00

Garlic, or Allium sativum, has an intensely aromatic and flavorful, garlic is used in virtually every cuisine in the world. When eaten raw, it has a powerful, pungent flavor to match the truly mighty garlic benefits. Raw garlic benefits are plentiful. It can used as an effective form of plant-based medicine in many ways. It has been widely recognized as both a preventative agent and treatment of many cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including atherosclerosis, hyperlipidemia, thrombosis, hypertension and diabetes.

 

 

Olive – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T22:03:08+00:00

Olive (Olea europaea) has five main benefits to your health

  • They protect against colon, breast and skin cancer.
  • Olive is good for your heart
  • Reducing of overall pain
  • Protects against ulcers
  • Boosts your iron intake

 

Thyme – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T21:56:48+00:00

Thyme is very well known for its plethora of medicinal benefits. The leaves, flowers and oil of thyme have been used to treat various diseases and ailments. Thyme contains antiseptic and antiseptic properties which make it a very effective remedy against colds and coughs and other respiratory diseases.

It also helps with improving eyesight, muscle cramps, acne, colds, coughs and sore throat symptoms

Hops – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T21:52:11+00:00

The female flowers of the Humulus lupulus L. plant, hops are often used to treat arthritis, fibromyalgia, insomnia, diabetes, and menopausal symptoms. In addition, according to findings from tests on animals and on cells in culture, hops show promise as a natural means of preventing cancer, treating diabetes, and reducing obesity risk.

Green Tea – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:51:49+00:00

Green tea (Camellia sinensis) is made from unoxidized leaves and is one of the less processed types of tea. It therefore contains the most antioxidants and beneficial polyphenols.

Recent studies have shown green tea can potentially have positive effects on everything from weight loss to liver disorders, type 2 diabetes, and Alzheimer’s disease.

Quercetin – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:48:55+00:00

Quercetin is one of the best-known flavonoids (a diverse group of plant chemicals) and is found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves, and grains. Because it’s considered a plant pigment, Quercetin is prominently found in colored fruits and vegetables, especially those in red and orange pigmentation. The strong antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects of Quercetin play a noticeable role in our health.

There is a wide range of health benefits, including its ability to reduce inflammation, eliminate pain, protect against cardiovascular diseases, act as an anti-cancer, boost the immune system, reduce histamines, and decrease irritation of the skin.

Fenugreek – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:45:45+00:00

Fenugreek is a plant that’s known scientifically as Trigonella foenum-graecum. Shown to be useful on testosterone levels in men, can help control diabetes and blood sugar levels, in appetite control and lowering of cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

Turmeric – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:40:36+00:00

While turmeric (Curcuma longa) is a flavorsome spice that is nutritious to consume, it has also traditionally been used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine to treat inflammatory conditions, skin diseases, wounds, digestive ailments, and liver conditions.

Fringe Tree Root – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:37:36+00:00

It’s scientific name Chionanthus virginicus, the fringe tree root has often been used for the liver and gallbladder. Internally, the bark is mostly used as an herbal remedy for gallbladder inflammation (cholecystitis), but it is also thought to be of value as a treatment and relief for gallstones, jaundice, cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, pancreatitis, enlarged spleen, poor liver function and migraines or headaches due to gallbladder diseases.

In addition, the fringe tree root bark is believed to stimulate the secretion of bile from the gallbladder, strengthen appetite and stomach secretion, and act as a mild but effective laxative.

Red Root – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:25:08+00:00

Red root otherwise known as New Jersey tea or by its scientific name Ceanothus americanus is a relatively small shrub with a long history. The root have been used in herbal medicine for centuries owing to its astringent, expectorant and sedative qualities while it is especially well known for its ability to treat a variety of conditions related to disorders of the lymphatic system.

The Red Root stimulates fluid drainage from congested areas and can help with a) the lymph system b) draining wastes c) the liver (decreasing the harmful effects of fats) d) the spleen (reducing chronic enlargement) e) respiratory system, relieving asthma, bronchitis, whooping cough, colds, etc.

Yellow Dock Root – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:19:28+00:00

The yellow dock root is used for a variety of treatments and is considered by many herbalists to be a panacea, or a cure-all for what ails you. Studies have shown the antioxidant potential of yellow dock root and have confirmed that it reduces oxidative stress, often used for its ability to facilitate detoxification and yellow dock can help alleviate stomach acid, heartburn, and indigestion.

Oregon Grape Root – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:15:22+00:00

Oregon grape root whose Latin name is Berberis aquifolium, is closely related to the barberry plant (Berberis vulgaris), but with the added benefit of adapting more easily to its environment, making it easier to grow.

Oregon grape root is renowned among herbalists for its ability to stimulate liver function, improve the flow of bile, and for blood cleansing. It has been found to combat certain skin irritations, natural bone strengthener and overall digestive health.

Licorice Root – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:11:10+00:00

Licorice root (Glycyrrhiza glabra) has more than 300 different compounds in licorice, some of which have antiviral and antimicrobial properties.

Studies have shown that it can benefit conditions of skin inflammation and infection, stomach discomfort and ulcers, Hepatitis C symptoms, among other conditions.

Dandelion – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T20:04:51+00:00

Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale) in traditional Chinese medicine and Native American medicine, the dandelion root was used for stomach problems and liver conditions. In Europe, it was also used for diabetes, boils, and inflammation. Today, herbalists often suggest dandelion for the following conditions: a) Acne b) Diabetes c) Eczema d) Gastrointestinal disorders e) High cholesterol f) Rheumatoid arthritis g) Liver conditions h)Heartburn i) Skin conditions.

Although there is some overlap between the root and the leaf, dandelion leaves are said to be a diuretic and galactagogue (a plant that helps to increase breast milk production in nursing mothers).

Sunflower Lecithin – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T03:11:47+00:00

Sunflower lecithin is made by dehydrating a sunflower and separating it into three parts: oil, gum, and solids. The lecithin comes from the gum.

Lecithin is essential to your body. Sunflower lecithin is rich in choline and other essential fatty acids such as phosphatidylinositol (say that three times fast!), and some people take it as a supplement.

Lecithin supplements have been shown to help with acne and improving liver function. Some also use it for improving cholesterol levels, arthritis, and high blood pressure.

Dong Quai – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T03:08:08+00:00

Dong quai (Angelica sinensis) is an herb native to China, Japan, and Korea.  Is thought to have a balancing effect on the female hormonal system, dong quai is sometimes referred to as “female ginseng.”

Dong quai supplements typically contain extracts of the root of the plant. The root is rich in a number of substances thought to influence health, including compounds with anti-inflammatory and immune-stimulating effects.

St. John’s Wort – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T03:05:28+00:00

St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) is a flowering plant.

The flowers are used to make liquid extracts, pills, and teas. The popular herbal therapy is often used to ease symptoms of depression. People have been using St. John’s wort for centuries. Used as a strong antidepressant and may elevate mood in individuals with mild to moderate depression.

the supplement’s active ingredients, including hypericin, hyperforin, and adhyperforin, may be responsible for its medicinal benefits. These ingredients appear to increase the levels of chemical messengers in the brain, such as serotonin, dopamine, and noradrenaline.

Oregano – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T03:00:30+00:00

Oregano (Origanum vulgare) possible medicinal uses include treating respiratory tract disorders, gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, menstrual cramps, and urinary tract disorders.

Applied topically, it may help treat a number of skin conditions, such as acne and dandruff

Bistort – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T02:56:00+00:00

Bistort or Bistorta officinalis main active ingredients are tannins (oligomeric proanthocyanidins, galloyl, and catechol tannins) which are present in very large quantities in the rootstock (15 to 36 percent).

The herb has been used internally to treat diarrhea (especially in children). It has also been used to treat dysentery, cholera, gastritis, cystitis and heavy menstrual bleeding.

Black Cohosh – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T02:52:08+00:00

Black cohosh (Cimicifuga racemosa) is a plant used in herbal medicine. A member of the buttercup family, it has a long history of use in the treatment of arthritis and muscle pain. Today, however, black cohosh is commonly taken for relief of symptoms associated with menopause.

Fukinolic acid (a compound found in black cohosh) appears to have estrogen-like activity. Proponents suggest that black cohosh’s potentially estrogen-like effects may be beneficial to women as they experience menopause-related declines in their estrogen levels (a key factor in the development of menopausal symptoms). To that end, black cohosh is sometimes touted as a natural alternative to hormone replacement therapy.

Birch – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T02:49:29+00:00

Birch (betula) is used for infections of the urinary tract that affect the kidney, bladder, ureters, and urethra. It is also used as a diuretic to increase urine output. Some people take birch along with lots of fluids for “irrigation therapy” to flush out the urinary tract.

Other uses include treating arthritis, achy joints (rheumatism), loss of hair, and skin rashes.

Used, in part, in the CHANGE Tincture

Clary Sage – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T02:48:11+00:00

Clary sage, also known as Salvia sclarea, is a plant native to the northern Mediterranean Basin. It is widely used for medicinal purposes and as a spice.

Found to effect positively depression and stress, has effect on lowering blood pressure, as anti-inflammatory, improved mental functions and antibacterial effects.

Used, in part, in the CHANGE Tincture

Skullcap – Usage Benefits2018-12-15T02:48:49+00:00

American skullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora) and Chinese skullcap (Scutellaria baicallensis) of which studies showed that American skullcap has antioxidant properties that may help protect against Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression.

These antioxidant capabilities were also linked to increased antioxidant activity in the liver, considered to be one of the slowest-recovering organs. The herb boosts the liver’s efficiency, helping with reduction of toxin levels in the body and blood, and consequently enhancing well-being.

Used, in part, in the CHANGE Tincture

Echinacea – Usage Benefits2018-12-14T02:07:10+00:00
It is a genus of herbaceous flowering plants in the daisy family – Asteraceae. It is also known as the American coneflower. Echinacea is available over the counter (OTC) at pharmacies, health shops, and supermarkets as teas, liquid extracts, a dried herb, and as capsules or pills.

Promoters of echinacea say that the herb encourages the immune system and reduces many of the symptoms of colds, flu and some other illnesses, infections, and conditions.

Utilized in the BOOSTER Tincture.

Ginger – Usage Benefits2018-12-14T02:04:53+00:00

Ginger’s (Zingiber officinale) possible health benefits include relieving nausea, loss of appetite, motion sickness, and pain.

The root or underground stem (rhizome) of the ginger plant can be consumed fresh, powdered, dried as a spice, in oil form, or as juice. Ginger is part of the Zingiberaceae family, alongside cardamom and turmeric. It is commonly produced in India, Jamaica, Fiji, Indonesia, and Australia.

Also found in the BOOSTER Tincture.

Propolis – Usage Benefits2018-12-14T02:02:03+00:00

The composition of propolis can vary depending on the location of the bees and what trees and flowers they have access to. For example, propolis from Europe won’t have the same chemical makeup as propolis from Brazil.

Researchers have identified more than 300 compounds in propolis. The majority of these compounds are forms of polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that fight disease and damage in the body. Propolis has a special compound called pinocembrin, a flavonoid that acts as an antifungal. These anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties make propolis helpful in wound healing, cold sores, and genital herpes.

This is included in the BOOSTER Tincture.

Lemon Balm – Usage Benefits2018-12-14T01:57:20+00:00

Lemon balm (Melissa officinalis) is a herb in the mint family. Often said to help ease stress and anxiety, lemon balm contains rosmarinic acid (a chemical compound with antioxidant properties). The herb is also used for insomnia, cold sores, high cholesterol, genital herpes, indigestion, and heartburn. In essential oil form, the scent of lemon balm is used to reduce stress.

Utilized in part in the AWARENESS Tincture.

Bacopa – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T23:37:47+00:00

Bacopa monnieri, also known as brahmi, water hyssop or moneywort, has been used for centuries in Ayurveda traditional medicine and has long been thought of as a “wonder herb.” Bacopa contains contains anthraquinones, phytosterol, and terpenoids, as well as numerous biologically active compounds, such as alkaloids (brahmine and herpestine), bacopasaponins, flavonoids (glucuronyl-7-apigenin, glucuronyl-7-luteolin, luteolin-7-glucoside, and luteolin), and saponins (bacogenins, bacosides, and bacopasides). These powerful compounds are responsible for the herb’s many pharmacological and therapeutic benefits.

Bacopa is commonly known as a “nootropic”, and for good reason. It has been shown to help repair neurons that have become damaged, improve brain function, improve neuron communication, and protect brain cells from harmful chemicals that are responsible for neurological diseases linked to cognition and memory, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Bacopa has also shown the ability to help regulate the body’s response to both acute and chronic stress and may act as a potent adaptogen.

Used in the AWARENESS Tincture

Passion Flower – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T23:33:24+00:00

Passion flower (Passiflora incarnata) is a plant that grows throughout the world. In herbal medicine, passion flower’s aerial parts have long been used to treat certain health conditions.

In alternative medicine, passion flower proponents claim the herb can help with the following: a) Anxiety b) Insomnia c) Drug Withdrawal Symptoms d) Neuralgia e) Epilepsy.

Used in the AWARENESS Tincture.

Cat’s Claw – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T23:28:21+00:00

Cat’s Claw, native to the Amazon and Central American rainforests, cat’s claw bark and root have been used for centuries by South Americans as a remedy for inflammatory conditions like arthritis and gastritis.

It is also known as Uncaria tomentosa, Uncaria guianesis, una de gato, and life-giving vine of Peru. Cat’s claw may have immune-modulating and antioxidant properties, lower blood pressure, and act as a diuretic. Shown to assist in alleviating the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, lyme disease, and some cancers.

Used in the ALERTNESS Tincture.

Garcinia – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T23:24:03+00:00

Garcinia Cambogia (Garcinia gummi-gutta) has become well known across the world in recent years for its health benefits, including its ability to aid in weight loss, increase metabolism, boost energy levels, reduce stress, fight depression, lower cholesterol, and regulate blood sugar, among others.

This is utilized, in part, in the ALERTNESS Tincture.

Peppermint – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T23:17:41+00:00

Peppermint (Mentha piperita) can consist of fresh or dry leaves for use in food or as a tea. Peppermint essential oil is used in tinctures, chest rubs, and creams.

It is used to treat flatulence, menstrual pains, diarrhea, nausea, depression-related anxiety, muscle and nerve pain, the common cold, indigestion, and IBS. It calms the stomach muscles and improves the flow of bile, according to the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMM). This makes it suitable for people who have indigestion.

Used, in part, in the ALERTNESS Tincture

Gingko – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T23:12:09+00:00

The therapeutic properties of the ginkgo biloba plant are said to include treatment for blood disorders and memory problems, enhancement of cardiovascular function and to improve eye health.

Gingko contains high levels of flavonoids and terpenoids, antioxidants that provide protection against oxidative cell damage from harmful free radicals. In this way, antioxidants are believed to help reduce the risk of cancer.

Also known as the maidenhair tree, ginkgo is one of the oldest species of tree in the world. The trees can grow more than 130 feet tall and can live for over 1,000 years. Some trees in China are said to be over 2,500 years old.

Used in the ALERTNESS Tincture

Maitake Mushroom – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T22:29:35+00:00

This delicious Japanese mushroom is also called “hen of the woods”  (or grifola frondosa) because it grows in big clusters that resemble the fluffed tail feathers of a nesting hen. You should be able to find these mushrooms dried or fresh in Japanese markets, gourmet foods stores, or upscale supermarkets. Extracts are also widely available. Maitake has anticancer, antiviral, and immune-system enhancing effects and may also help control both high blood pressure and blood sugar levels.

Utilized, in part, in the ALERTNESS and DETOXIFY Tinctures

Reishi Mushroom – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T22:27:12+00:00

The ganoderma lucidum strictly a medicinal mushroom, not a culinary one, reishi is woody, hard, and bitter. Like maitake and other related mushrooms species, reishi can improve immune function and inhibit the growth of some malignant tumors. It also shows significant anti-inflammatory effects, reduces allergic responsiveness, and protects the liver. You can buy dried, ground mushrooms and use them to make tea if you don’t mind the bitterness.

Used in the ALERTNESS and DETOXIFY Tinctures

Shitake Mushroom – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T22:25:04+00:00

These meaty and flavorful mushrooms also known as Lentinula edodes, contain a substance called eritadenine, which encourages body tissues to absorb cholesterol and lower the amount circulating in the blood. Shiitakes also have antiviral and anticancer effects.

This is utilized, in part, in the ALERTNESS and DETOXIFY Tinctures

Rhodiala – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T22:19:12+00:00

Rhodiola rosea has been used in traditional medicine for many years, particularly in Russia, Scandinavia, and other cold, mountainous areas. Some people believe the herb can treat anxiety, depression, fatigue, anemia, and headaches.

Rhodiola rosea has been used in traditional medicine for many years particularly in Russia, Scandinavia, and other cold, mountainous areas. Some people believe the herb can treat anxiety, depression, fatigue, stress-induced eating disorders as well as anemia and headaches.

 

Used in the ALERTNESS Tincture

Maca – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T22:12:04+00:00

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) is the root of a vegetable native to the Andes region of Peru. Known as “Peruvian ginseng” (even though it doesn’t belong to the same botanical family as ginseng), maca is consumed as a food and is said to boost energy and low libido, depression, hair loss, and hot flashes and other symptoms associated with menopause.

Used in the ALERTNESS Tincture

Holy Basil – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T22:08:09+00:00

Holy basil (Ocimum sanctum) or tulsi is a powerful herb that has been used in Ayurveda and other traditional medical treatments in India for thousands of years. It was believed that the holy basil leaves had potent powers to flush out toxins from the body. Even now in India, people have tulsi water (water which has tulsi leaves soaked overnight) or chew on a tulsi leaf to improve overall health. Several health products are available with tulsi extracts to help treat cold, cough, and the flu.

Holy basil is incredibly beneficial for human health, primarily due to the unique composition of its essential oil, containing eugenol, camphor, flavonoids, nerol, and various terpenes. This rich blend of organic compounds delivers a number of health benefits and can help relieve acne, asthma, inflammation, respiratory issues, and lower your chances of heart diseases and atherosclerosis.

This is utilized, in part, in the ALERTNESS Tincture

Clove – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T22:04:53+00:00
Originating in Indonesia, cloves are dried flower buds from the clove tree. Their name comes from the Latin word clavus, which means nail since the shape of a dried clove resembles that of a nail.

People have used cloves in cooking and traditional medicine for many years, but it is only recently that scientists have begun studying their potential health benefits.

Cloves are commonly used in Ayurveda, which is traditional Indian medicine. They have also been used traditionally to cause a numbing sensation.

Used in the ALERTNESS Tincture

Eleuthero – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T21:58:19+00:00

Eleuthero (Eleutherococcus senticosus) is an Asian herb. It’s been used for thousands of years as a healing remedy in folk medicine. Eleuthero is also commonly called Siberian ginseng. True to its adaptogen nature, research shows it can protect the body from various stresses as an antioxidant.

This is utilized, in part, in the ALERTNESS Tincture

MG-Magnesium-Usage Benefits2018-12-13T21:53:55+00:00

Magnesium plays a role in over 300 enzymatic reactions within the body, including the metabolism of food, synthesis of fatty acids and proteins, and the transmission of nerve impulses. Magnesium is one of seven essential macrominerals. An adequate intake can help prevent problems with bones, the cardiovascular system, diabetes, and other functions.

Used in the ALERTNESS Tincture.

Alfalfa – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T21:54:19+00:00

Sometimes also called lucerne, buffalo herb, or Medicago sativa, alfalfa is a member of the pea family. It has a long history of use in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Indian Ayurvedic medicines for digestive complaints, jaundice, and blood clotting disorders. There is also evidence that some 19th-century physicians used alfalfa for the same purposes and also to encourage lactation in nursing mothers.

This is utilized, in part, by our ALERTNESS Tincture

What is Gene Expression?2018-11-20T02:56:06+00:00

Gene expression is the process by which genetic instructions are used to synthesize gene products. These products are usually proteins, which go on to perform essential functions as enzymes, hormones and receptors, for example.

Several steps in the gene expression process may be modulated, including the transcription, RNA splicing, translation, and post-translational modification of a protein. Gene regulation gives the cell control over structure and function, and is the basis for cellular differentiation, morphogenesis and the versatility and adaptability of any organism.

Full Spectrum CBD allows the best expression to happen via the Endocanninoid system cell membranes.

What is meant by Endocannabinoids Tone?2018-11-20T02:48:28+00:00

The endocannabinoid system is up-regulated in numerous pathophysiological states such as inflammatory, neurodegenerative, gastrointestinal, metabolic and cardiovascular diseases, pain, and cancer. It has been suggested that this phenomenon primarily serves an autoprotective role in inhibiting disease progression and/or diminishing signs and symptoms. Accordingly, enhancement of endogenous endocannabinoid tone by inhibition of endocannabinoid degradation represents a promising therapeutic approach for the treatment of many diseases.

What is Glutathione?2018-11-20T02:04:50+00:00

It’s a very simple molecule that may well be the most important molecule you need to stay healthy and prevent disease. It’s a key for preventing aging, cancer, heart disease, dementia, and other chronic diseases. It’s also essential for treating everything from autism to Alzheimer’s disease to cancer and much more.

When you intake phytocannabinoids, it assists in turning on the genes that increase the production of glutathione naturally.

What is Anandamide?2018-11-17T18:35:43+00:00

Anandamide, also known as N-arachidonoylethanolamine or AEA, is a fatty acid neurotransmitter derived from the non-oxidative metabolism of eicosatetraenoic acid, an essential ω-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid. The name is taken from the Sanskrit word ananda, which means “joy, bliss, delight”.

The 2AG is the ‘capacity’ type molecule, Anandamide is the ‘volume’ molecule.

What is 2-Arachidonoylglycerol?2018-11-17T18:33:29+00:00

2-Arachidonoylglycerol is an endocannabinoid, an endogenous agonist of the CB₁ receptor and the primary endogenous ligand for the CB2 receptor. It is an ester formed from the omega-6 fatty acid arachidonic acid and glycerol.

Known as the Motivation molecule it is the natural cannabinoid within each of us.

What is MCT Oil2018-11-10T02:43:27+00:00

MCT is a man-made saturated fatty acid. “Pure MCT oil” is made in the lab by combining medium-chain triglycerides from coconut oil and palm oil.

alpha Pinene2018-10-27T02:50:41+00:00

α Pinene accounts for cannabis’ familiar odor, often associated with pine trees and turpentine. α Pinene is the most common naturally occurring terpenoid and acts as both an anti-inflammatory and a bronchodilator.

Myrcene2018-10-27T02:50:09+00:00

Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene and is found in most varieties of cannabis. Myrcene concentration dictates whether a strain will have an Indica or Sativa effect. Strains containing over 0.5% of myrcene produce a more sedative high, while strains containing less than 0.5% myrcene have an energizing effect. Myrcene is also present in thyme, hops, lemongrass, and citrus, and is used in aromatherapy.

beta Caryophyllene2018-10-27T02:49:08+00:00

β Caryophyllene is the only terpene known to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (CB2). It produces anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.

Limonene2018-10-27T02:48:22+00:00

Limonene is a dominant terpene and it is also found in the rinds of citrus fruits. Limonene aids in the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and mucous membranes, and has been used to treat anxiety and depression.

Terpinolene2018-10-27T02:47:01+00:00

Terpinolene has been shown to exhibit antioxidant and anticancer effects in rat brain cells. Studies with mice show that terpinolene has a sedative effect when inhaled.

Humulene2018-10-27T02:46:18+00:00

α Humulene contributes to the “hoppy” aroma of cannabis. This terpene acts as an appetite suppressant and exhibits potent anti-inflammatory activity.

Terpineol2018-10-27T02:45:40+00:00

Terpineol is known for its pleasant smell and is often used in soaps and perfumes. It is known to have relaxing effects.

Linalool2018-10-27T02:44:48+00:00

Linalool has a floral scent reminiscent of spring flowers, but with spicy overtones. It possesses sedative properties and is an effective anxiety and stress reliever. It has also been used an analgesic and anti-epileptic.

Ocimene2018-10-27T02:44:06+00:00

Ocimene is frequently used in perfumes for its pleasant odor. In nature, this terpene contributes to a plant’s defenses and possess antifungal properties.

Valencene2018-10-27T02:43:24+00:00

Valencene is present in Valencia oranges and contributes to cannabis’ citrus aroma.

Geraniol2018-10-27T02:42:35+00:00

Also present in geraniums, geraniol emits a rosey scent that makes it a popular perfume additive. It is an effective mosquito repellent and shows a potential protective effect against neuropathy.

Are Terpenes Natural?2018-10-26T20:11:25+00:00

Yes. We certify that the terpenes are declared natural and meets the criteria of Naturalness as defined in Section 101.22 (a) (3) of Title 21 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations.

We certify that the product meets the following criteria:

  • Does not contain any artificial flavors
  • Is not adulterated or misbranded according to Food and Drug laws
How are Terpenes Extracted?2018-10-26T20:10:44+00:00

Terpenes are extracted using steam distillation and fractionation. The terpenes are first extracted from the plant material and then purified further.

NO SOLVENTS of any kind, touch any of our terpenes at any time.

Can Terpenes be Ingested2018-10-26T20:09:26+00:00

Terpenes have been used as flavor ingredients and are safe to ingest when rated “Food Grade or GRAS”. “GRAS” is an acronym for the phrase Generally Recognized As Safe and refers to food additives.

Terpene – What is it?2018-10-21T02:26:38+00:00

Any large group of volatile unsaturated hydrocarbons found in the essential oils of plants. There are over 800 variations, but the main ones used are: Myrcene (a musky herbal smell), a-Pinene (Pine scented), Caryophellene (Spicy scent), Limonene (very citrus), Humulene (Woody smell), and Linalool (Floral type scent).  Others used are Bisabolol, Geraniol, Eucalyptol, Terpineol, Ocimene, Valencene and Terpinolene.

All of which when combined with CBD, CBG, CBC, and other herbs have the ability to affect multiple targets within the body, improve absorption of the active ingredients, and have greater efficacy with their combination than without.

Tincture – What is It?2018-10-21T02:01:53+00:00

It is any type of herb from which certain phytocannabinoids are extracted. Certain compounds that are contained with the plant itself that can be gathered in a high enough concentration to have an effect on the partaker. (Essential oils are a good example of this) When you combine the extract with other compounds (oils, herbs, vitamins, minerals, etc.) that is what is called a tincture.

In regards to CBD, the extract is usually combined with Hemp oil (from which the CBD is also extracted) and can be combined with other herbacous plant extracts for compounding desired effects. For example: our AWARENESS Tincture

Hawthorn Berries – Usage Benefits2018-10-16T21:18:52+00:00

Hawthorn is often called the “heart herb” for it various cardio-protective abilities. Used for centuries as a natural remedy for treatment of angina, high blood pressure, hardening of artieries and irregular heart beat.

This is being used, among other compounds, in our FEELINGS tincture.

Moringa – Usage Benefits2018-10-16T21:18:52+00:00

Rich in vitamins and minerals, this tree native to north India, its leaves are being used in powder form in dietary supplements for decades. A powerful antioxidant helps reduce blood sugar levels, inflammation, and cholesterol.

This is being used, among other components and compounds, in our DIABEET tincture.

Milk Thistle-Usage Benefits2018-10-16T21:18:52+00:00

Milk thistle (Silymarin) used to promote liver function and to detoxify also assists in metabolic functions of the rest of the body. It has shown with its substantial antiviral effect against Hepatitis-C and neuroprotector for the brain ( assisting in brain centered maladies). Bones, heart and anti-diabetic properties promote cell growth and reduction of insulin in cirrhotic diabetic patients.

It can also assist in inhibiting iron absorption and fat cells. We are utilizing this, among other components, in our DETOXIFY tincture.

As a reminder, please consult your personal physician in anything you look to intake anything into your own systems.

Yarrow – Usage Benefits2018-10-16T21:18:52+00:00

An herb closely related to chamomile, and chrysanthemums has been an underutilized herb for the last couple centuries. Often being used to assist in the encouragement of bleeding from conditions such as amenorrhea. Along with mastitis, with it’s anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. It has also shown Gastrointestinal benefits by smoothing muscle spasms in GI complaints

This is being used in our CHANGE tincture

Gotu Kola – Usage Benefits2018-12-13T21:47:34+00:00

Also known as Pennywort or Centella asiatica is known for increasing blood vessel and collagen growth with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the conditions it has been shown to assist is a) prevention of hair loss b) treatment of psoriasis c) helps treat stomach ulcers d) protects blood vessels which assists in preventing thrombosis. Additionally it can effect e) reduce inflammation f) help prevent free radical damage g) increases seratonin and dopamine levels and curbs cortisol h) assists in preventing nerve cell death (crucial for Alzheimer’s) and i) may help in mood disorders such as depression.

This is utilized, in part, by our AWARENESS Tincture

Ashwagandha – Usage Benefits2018-10-16T20:07:38+00:00

Included in our Tincture ALERTNESS among others, this ancient herb is an adaptogen to manage stress, reduce blood sugar levels, cortisol levels and has anti-cancer properties (inducing apoptosis-the programmed death of cancer cells). This centering herb, shows benefits of improving brain function (including memory), lower cholesterol, and triglycerides. It has show to assist in reducing inflammation and increase testosterone in men aiding in building of muscle mass.

As with anything please consult your personal physician when considering taking this supplement.

How Do I Place an Order with You?2018-10-14T05:02:06+00:00

We have a unique situation with how we take our orders. When you are ready to order your number of bottles/capsules or the various other products, click on the checkout button. It will ask you to fill out your name and billing information along with your bank routing and account number for a ONE-TIME transfer transaction to pay for what you have in your shopping cart.

From start to finish it is encrypted, secure and is easy to use each time you order!

Can We Place an Order by Phone?2018-10-14T04:58:11+00:00

It’s generally quicker and easier for customers to place orders directly online via our website.  Our website is fully secure with very intense encryption means, we do not store any financial information, nor do we require any special documents to be provided.  So, online checkout is usually a “snap” and can be done more quickly and efficiently than placing a phone call and waiting for a call back.

Can We Call to Discuss Our Specific Situation?2018-10-14T04:56:44+00:00

You can most certainly try calling.  However, there is not much more the FDA will allow us to say that’s not already on this page or the product pages.

If you still have a question that is not answered on this page or somewhere else on the website, by all means contact us.  However, its usually best to submit your question via an online contact form found on the “CONTACT” page accessed by clicking “CONTACT” at the very top of this page.  We answer all online contacts as quickly as we can, and generally the same business day they are submitted.

We would get you the places to find the answer to your specific question.

Which Product Would You Recommend for … [Insert Your Condition Here]?2018-10-14T04:53:43+00:00

First and foremost, the FDA will not allow us to recommend anything nor even say that CBD will or may help with any particular condition.  This is unfortunate, but true.

Why Can It Seem to be Costly to Buy CBD?2018-10-14T04:51:57+00:00

The answer to this question lies in the fact that there are many steps and much plant material required to produce the end product.  First, a fairly substantial amount of hemp has to be grown, which takes months, to produce enough seeds and stalk to produce a very small amount of hemp extract.  Then, the extract has to be extensively tested to ensure its compound make up and its purity.  The extract is then formulated into various forms of products, such as CBD Oil Drops or into Tinctures and is sold to retailers.  Each entity along the way needs to earn a fair profit for their efforts.  By the time you have 4 or 5 entities involved, the cost level naturally increases to what you see on the market today.

The best way to compare prices is to break each product down to a “cost per milligram of CBD”.  By doing this, you can then start to compare the prices of the products.  Also, keep in mind that various brands focus on various attributes.  For instance, at WhatDoesCBDOilDoForYou, we focus on NOT ONLY on CBD, but the complete absorption process of cannabinoids so our customers get a well rounded blend of organic compound for the best results.

Can I Take It with “X” Medication?2018-10-14T04:48:28+00:00

Since we are not doctors and we do not your know individual situation, we cannot provide this advice.  We CAN tell you that many of our customers have significantly reduced, and even completely got off of, prescription medicines after using these products.  (Again, please consult your physician regarding your specific situation)

Can I “Overdose” on CBD?2018-10-14T04:47:38+00:00

We are not doctors and we are not knowledgeable about your particular health condition, so you have to get medical advice from your practitioner.  However, what we can say is that typically, its virtually impossible to take too much.  We use the following analogy:  Can you eat too much spinach?  Well, the answer is yes.  You can.  But, you’d have to eat such an unimaginable amount that its not realistic to think you could truly eat too much spinach.  The same holds true for these products.  Its not realistic to think you could take too much, but of course, at some level it would be possible.  (Again, please consult your physician regarding your specific situation)

How Long Does It Take to Work? Does It Take Days?2018-10-14T04:46:05+00:00

When taking enough, it generally only takes about 20-30 minutes for it become effective.  Most people when first starting out, do not know what to expect and often overlook that it is beginning to help their condition.  Since there is no “high” to report, most people don’t know that it is doing anything.  Only after a while do they realize that any pain they may have had is no longer there or not as intense.  The “feeling” is so subtle that usually, all that is able to be identified is a subtle calming.  After several uses, many people have reported that they now notice it “taking the edge” off minutes after administering.  But, for most newcomers, they expect a huge change and its just not like that, unless it’s being used for pain management.  A gentle release of the pain is usually fairly noticeable when taking these products in proper amounts.

How Much of the Bottle Should I Take Each Time?2018-10-14T04:45:02+00:00
Unfortunately, there is no definitive scientific answer to this.  Truly it requires some trial and error to get the right amount for you and your condition.  But, with patience and practice, you should be able to get to that “happy point” in just a few days of working with it.
The approach we recommend is to begin taking a particular amount, twice a day for the first 3-4 days to build it up in your system and so you can truly see what its doing.  After this amount of time, increase or decrease the amount you’re taking based on the results you’re seeing.
Here is some very important information about how to determine how much of any given product to take:
First, you need to click out to the pages above about “How Much CBD Should I Take”.  Please read all of the information as the information found in the text is equally important as the information found in the chart on the linked-to page.  Once you see how many milligrams of CBD you might start with, then use the following information to determine how much product to take to get that amount.
Determining how much of any of our products to take is really quite simple.  Don’t let the math get in the way; grab a calculator and should be able to knock it out!
For Example – With our Tinctures and Sublinguals
  • 250mg Bottle of Drops have approx 1/2mg of CBD per drop.
  • 500mg Bottle of Drops have approx 1mg of CBD per drop.
  •  1500mg Bottle of Drops have approx 2.6mg of CBD per drop.
  • 3000mg Bottle of Drops have approx 3mg of CBD per drop
The capsules have either 15mg, 25mg or 50mg of CBD per capsule, depending on which one you order.  Take however many capsules you need to get the amount you are wanting to take.
Does It Work for … [Insert Your Condition Here]?2018-10-14T04:36:48+00:00

The FDA does not allow us to make any claims about what CBD Hemp Oil can do or may do for you.  But, we CAN pass along that we have numerous customers using our products regularly for things such as:  Cancer, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Insomnia, Anxiety, Migraines and so much more.  While CBD doesn’t help everyone with their condition, we have many people who return regularly for reorders.  The only way you’ll know if it will help you is to try it.  (If you need further advice, your doctor or medical practitioner might be able to help.)

How Do I Know it is Safe to Purchase CBD Online?2018-10-14T04:04:19+00:00

To ensure the legality of buying CBD products online, you need to make sure the company you’re buying from is reputable and that the product was made from industrial hemp with less than 0.3% THC content. While transporting marijuana across state lines (from legal to non-legal states) is against the law, transporting hemp and hemp-based products is safe. Remember, millions of people all over the US (and the globe) are using CBD products every day to effectively treat their medical conditions.

How Do I Know What Dose of CBD to Take?2018-10-14T04:03:08+00:00

This one is tricky because it of course depends on what you’re using the medication for, and also on how b the product is. For effective treatment of the majority of conditions, most people use between 10-50 mg of CBD per day total. (For reference, 1 mL of a potent oil might contain 50 mg of CBD. Make sure you read the label on your product to ensure proper dosing

What About CBD Topicals… Do They Work?2018-12-14T01:53:59+00:00

CBD topicals (lotions, salves, balms, soaps) have proven effective for skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema, as well as for localized muscle soreness and joint pain resulting from arthritis-induced inflammation.

Are There Medical Studies on CBD?2018-10-14T04:00:11+00:00

Thousands of scientific/medical peer-reviewed studies have been carried out specifically on CBD. Project CBD is a non-profit organization strictly dedicated to documenting the research progress on this incredible drug.

Are there Side Effects of Using CBD? Is it Safe?2018-10-14T03:57:59+00:00

The only significant danger/side effect of the drug is in vaping CBD oils that were produced using a thinning agent, such as propylene glycol. When burned/vaped, propylene glycol produces formaldehyde, which is a known carcinogen. CBD oils produced by CO2 extraction are much safer and more pure than oils that were produced with liquid alcohol/thinning agents.

Other than that, most research has concluded that CBD is perfectly safe with no known side effects, though some users have reported drowsiness, lightheadedness, low blood pressure, and dry mouth. Also, some patients with Parkinson’s Disease have reported an increase in tremors.

How is CBD Isolated from the Cannabis Hemp Plant?2018-10-14T03:56:03+00:00

CO2 extraction is the best method to extract pure CBD isolate, in which state it exists as a clear/white crystal. This method is preferred over other methods because it leaves practically zero traces of chemical contaminants in the end product.

Alcohol extraction is another method, wherein a liquid such as ethanol, butane, or hexane is run through raw plant material to extract the CBD and then evaporated to leave only the active cannabinoid. This can be a dangerous method because it’s prone to leaving excess traces of the butane or hexane chemicals in the extract.

Also, infusing vegetable oil (i.e. olive oil) is another effective way of extracting CBD. All you do is grind up the raw plant material, decarboxylate (heat) it, and let it sit in boiling (100-deg Celsius) oil for about 2 hours.

B12 – Methlycobalamin (methyl B12)2018-10-11T17:44:40+00:00

B12 – Methlycobalamin (methyl B12) from a plant source is the active form of Vitamin B12. It supports metabolism and is required by the body to maintain healthy nerve cells and red blood cells.

Methyl B-12 supports nerve tissue and brain cells, promotes better sleep and recycles (via methylation) homocysteine, an oxidizing metabolite, back into the amino acid methionine.

D-ribose2018-10-11T17:42:35+00:00

D-ribose is used to improve athletic performance and the ability to exercise by boosting muscle energy. It has also been used to improve symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Fibromyalgia and coronary artery disease.

Ribose has been used to prevent symptoms such as cramping, pain and stiffness after exercise in people with an inherited disorder called myoadenylate deaminase deficiency (MAD) or AMP deaminase deficiency (AMPD deficiency).

Ribose has also been used to improve exercise ability in people with another inherited disordered called McArdie’s disease.

COQ10 – Coenzyme Q102018-10-11T17:40:48+00:00

Coenzyme Q10 (COQ10) is a substance similar to a vitamin. It is found in every cell of the body. Your body makes COQ10, and your cells use it to produce energy your body needs for cell growth and maintenance.

It also functions as an antioxidant, which protects the body from damaged caused by harmful molecules. Coenzymes help enzymes work to digest food and perform other body processes, and they help protect the heart and skeletal muscles.

Dosage Levels2018-10-11T17:38:14+00:00

The optimal dosage levels of CBD are uncertain due to a lack of human studies. Chronic high doses of up to 1500 mg per day are well tolerated.

How the Body Works Optimally?2018-10-11T17:37:33+00:00

CBD can help the body work to its optimal potential, by feeding your Endocannabinoid system. A healthy Endocannabinoid system promotes homeostasis within the cellular mechanisms of the organism.

CBD is not a medication to “treat” a specific ailment or disease so to speak… It is, however, the very thing that straightens out the diversion of healthy function and rights the neurological and immunological pathways.

It does this through feeding CBD to the Endocannabinoid system, that can be the cause of ailments, symptoms, and conditions. If a person has a severely damaged endocannabinoid system, it is expected that they would have ailments within the body

Refunds & Returns2018-09-25T16:14:55+00:00

If you are not fully satisfied with your purchase, you may request a full refund of the purchase price within 30 days. The customer is responsible for return shipping.

How Long Before I Receive My Product?2018-09-25T16:17:37+00:00

You will normally receive your Riparian Farms product within 9 to 15 days.

Will I Get High?2018-09-25T16:17:17+00:00

No. Our Hemp Extract products are all made from industrial hemp, which only has trace amounts of THC, so there is no psychoactive effect from taking our products.

What’s the Best Method of Use?2018-09-25T16:17:12+00:00

For our dietary supplements, we can only recommend them for internal consumption. If you don’t like the flavor of the oil supplements, you can mix with something sweet like applesauce or honey to cut through the flavor. Oils are to be taken sublingually and held under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before being swallowed.

Will I Fail a Drug Test If I Take CBD Products?2018-09-25T16:17:04+00:00

The hemp oil in our product contains CBD which is a LEGAL cannabinoid from hemp. It contains minuscule amounts (parts per billion) of THC that COULD show up in a drug screen. Riparian Farms cannot guarantee that you will or will not pass a drug screen due to the number of variables. Our products contain less than .3% THC(.054% to be exact). Drug screens vary and some can be more sensitive than others. If you have to take a drug test, it is best to not use our product.

How Should I Store My CBD? What is the Shelf Life?2018-09-25T16:16:55+00:00

For the best shelf life please refrigerate your CBD oil if possible.  Otherwise storing in a cool dark area will assure there is no loss of potency.  Don’t allow to sit in direct sunlight.  If properly stored CBD has around a 1-year shelf life!

Is CBD Oil Legal?2018-09-25T16:16:47+00:00

There is no need for a prescription or medical card to purchase hemp CBD. It is a natural constituent of the high CBD Hemp strains of the plant containing very low levels of THC. Having only trace amounts of THC, our hemp CBD oil is non-psychoactive and legal in all 50 states.

CBD Oil/Hemp Oil and other hemp products are considered to be food-based. As such, there are no restrictions on the production, sale, and consumption of hemp oil in the United States. CBD Oil/Hemp Oil is legal in most countries in the world as long is it contains low or in some countries untraceable concentrations of the molecule THC.

What’s the Difference Between Hemp & Marijuana?2018-09-25T16:16:40+00:00

Scientifically, Industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plants, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!

99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.

In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”

How is Our CBD Oil Manufactured?2018-09-25T16:16:21+00:00

Our Hemp is grown and harvested organically in Kentucky. At Riparian Farms we use solvent-free CO2 extraction. In other words, using the CO2 from the air we breath to extract the beneficial molecules.

What is CBD Oil?2018-09-25T16:16:25+00:00

CBD oil is derived from cannabis plants that have high levels of cannabidiol (CBD) while having low levels of THC. At Koodegras, our CBD oils always have less than 0.2% THC. These extracts can then be used in paste form or mixed with other oils such as hemp seed oil, to lower the viscosity of the extract. The cannabidiol (CBD) content of CBD oil varies tremendously since the manufacturers use a varying assortment of cannabis plants and preparation techniques. We produce CBD oil with a high concentration of CBD and containing 0.02% THC.

What is CBD?2018-09-25T16:16:30+00:00

CBD is an acronym for Cannabidiol (Can-a-bid-i-ol), a prominent naturally occurring class of molecules called cannabinoids found in the plant genus Cannabis Sativa L. CBD comprises up to 40% of the plant and is one of over 60 plus compounds found in cannabis. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations and are therefore the most recognized and studied. CBD is a non- psychoactive component of the plant that possesses a wide range of benefits and does not cause a high, unlike THC. Our bodies are made up of an endocannabinoid system and use cannabinoids to maintain healthy cells.