Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT IS CBD? Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a chemical compound which occurs naturally in the hemp plant. It has been studied and shown to have incredible medicinal benefits for hundreds of known ailments, both physical and mental. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound, which allows for use and relief anytime, without side effects or impairment. CBD has demonstrable neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its anti-cancer properties are currently being investigated at many academic and independent research centers in the United States and worldwide. We suggest you find your own research on CBD and cannabinoids from a trusted source to determine if a CBD hemp oil supplement is right for you. ​HOW DOES IT HELP? CBD impacts our biochemical communication system, the Endocannabinoid System, which plays a crucial role in regulating our physiology, mood, and everyday experience.. There is extensive scientific and clinical research, including research by the US government, which exposes CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of conditions, including:​​ (Click any link to go to Project CBD for specific information.) Inflammation | Arthritis I Pain | Diabetes I Anxiety | Alcoholism I Psychosis | Multiple Sclerosis I Seizures | Chronic Pain I Mood Disorders | Schizophrenia I Autism | Bipolar Disorder I FibromyalgiaIrritable Bowel Syndrome I Parkinsons | PTSD I Epilepsy | Digestive Issues ADD and ADHD | Sleep Disorders WHAT KIND OF TEST DO YOU RUN ON YOUR PRODUCTS? Every batch goes through rigorous testing in our in-house laboratory. When the batch passes, it receives a Certificate of Analysis and a Certificate of Quality Assurance that we make available to our customers. We also use third-party labs on a monthly basis to verify and confirm the Certificates. And here’s the great news: to date, not one batch has failed to meet our unprecedented testing standards! WHAT IS THE ENDOCANNABINOID system (ECS)? The endocannabinoid system is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids that are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in the mammalian brain and body. CBD is one of the primary cannabinoids found in hemp. There are two cannabinoid receptors – CB1 and CB2 that are located on cells throughout the body. WHAT ARE CB1 AND CB2 RECEPTORS? CB1 receptors are primarily located on nerve cells in the brain, spinal cord and central nervous system. They are very abundant in the cerebellum, basal ganglia, and hippocampus. The CB1 receptors have been found to play a role in memory processing, motor regulation, pain sensation, mood, and sleep. CB2 receptors are primarily found on cells in the immune system and its associated structures. When activated, they stimulate a response that fights inflammation, which can reduce pain and minimize damage to tissues.

Which Type of CBD Should I Choose?

So now you’re aware of what CBD isolate, CBD distillate, and full spectrum CBD products are and what those terms mean. But which should you choose? Which one is right for you? CBD distillates are not as produced as other types of CBD because of their high amounts of THC. So we’re going to focus more on the isolates and full spectrum CBD. There’s a theory in the world of CBD referred to as the “entourage effect” in reference to full spectrum CBD. The idea behind the entourage effect is that the entire plant works in conjunction and provides more healing. Some users however dislike the taste of plant matter full spectrum CBD often has. Many manufacturers are trying to overcome this by flavoring their full spectrum CBD oils to lessen the earthy taste some users dislike. Essentially the CBD world’s version of a cocktail. Most people however don’t mind the natural taste of the hemp plant, and some people even enjoy eating hemp seeds, hemp foods, and hemp protein, and the taste is not a deterrent to using full spectrum CBD products. If you want to get the full range of benefits the hemp plant can offer, you may want to consider full spectrum CBD. While isolates don’t contain the extra compounds found in the hemp plant, it still has many benefits from being the purest form of CBD one can acquire. CBD by itself is known to have many wonderful effects on people suffering from all sorts of ailments. CBD isolates are a great product for those who are seeking a great taste and a palatable way to consume CBD such as CBD gummies. Many users do not want to have any THC in the CBD they consume. Full spectrum CBD contains less than 0.3% THC, produces no mind altering effects and doesn’t get one high, and is legal, tiny amounts of THC could still be present. CBD isolates have next to no THC and provide an even smaller chance of having THC in your product. If you’re seeking a potent CBD product that tastes great and you don’t want the extra elements found in full spectrum CBD, a CBD isolate may be the product your seeking. Each individual will react differently to CBD. The best method for finding what works best for you is to try various products you are interested in and seeing how they affect you.   What is the appropriate dosage for me?   Everyone is different. Dosage should be determined by starting with a small dose and working your way up based on effects vs desired effects. Dosage can vary based on your physical attributes and the “ailments” or issues you are trying to address. Someone with no true “ailments” that are using cbd as a supplement, should only need to take 10mg – 50mg a day. Someone that is trying to address an “ailment” could take from 50mg – 500 or 1000mg in a day depending on what product they are using. The following chart can help you address your serving size.  The typical Standard dosage is currently suggested around 20mg per day.    *This is a general guide to dosing. Everybody is different. Your body is different, your condition is different and everyone needs to do some trial and error to figure out what works for them. Try vaping vs sublingual. Some people have better results with one over the other. Some people need small doses several times a day, whereas others need 1 or 2 larger doses. Both ways could equal the same amount per day but have different results depending on your body and conditions you have.  Will CBD get me high? Our CBD, even while having small trace amounts of THC, will not get you high and is designed to not provide any psychoactive characteristics or effects. What are Cannabinoids? There are 113 known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are the chemicals that give the cannabis plant (both hemp and marijuana plants) its medicinal properties. Cannabinoids like THC and CBD interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors in the body to produce a wide range of effects. Can I take “too much” cbd, or overdose? While you can take more cbd than your body can actually absorb, there is currently no recorded case of anyone overdosing from any full spectrum or isolate CBD products. Is CBD Safe for children and or pregnant or nursing women? All products should always be cleared by your physician or doctor before using. Especially in children or if you are pregnant or nursing. Will I fail a drug test after taking CBD? Short answer: Maybe. Everyone’s body processes CBD differently. While the standard dosage shouldn’t flag a positive on a drug screening, there is no way to be certain that the trace amounts of THC end up in a false positive. If you use a full spectrum product it is likely that you would show positive for THC.  If you are subject to regular screenings, try our broad spectrum products, which are certified THC FREE. 

What is Escrow?

Escrow is an arrangement where you use a “third party” (somebody who is neither the buyer or seller) to hold something of value. That third party helps to make the transaction safer by ensuring that both the buyer and seller meet their obligations. Ideally, the escrow provider is a disinterested (or neutral) third party who doesn’t care whether the buyer or seller comes out ahead. The job of an escrow service is simply to ensure that everybody sticks to their end of the bargain. When you agree to buy or sell something, you agree to do certain things: The buyer will pay the agreed upon amount by a specific time, and the seller will provide the asset being sold. Of course, most transactions are more complicated than that. For example:
  • The buyer might want the right to inspect the property or goods she is buying before paying.
  • The seller might want some assurance that she’ll actually get paid (or have the opportunity to move on if the deal is not happening quickly enough).
  • The item being sold might be a service instead of a product.
Who is the “referee” when you sign a complicated agreement? An escrow company can provide that service, ensuring that everybody does what they agreed to do, and acting as a middleman to safeguard assets in the process. That’s why it’s important to use a trusted third party—a big-name escrow provider or a service provider recommended by your real estate agent. Escrow transactions can be done through either parties escrow attorney based on buyer / seller agreement or through an online escrow service such as safe funds <<< Link  https://safefunds.com/   What is “Burping” when referring to smokable flower? The cannabis curing process is actually quite lengthy and complicated, with a number of important steps. Air drying is one of the initial steps, but bud material cannot be left “out in the wild”, or it will lose too much moisture. To combat that problem, and to ensure that optimum moisture levels can be achieved while also reaching the right flavor production, cannabis can be matured in sealed glass jars (mason jars, for instance). When pressure and moisture build up within those jars, burping is required. In cannabis culture, this would be a need to, “burp your nugs”. Burping is a common process found in any fermenting or maturation process where the product is stored in a sealed container. For instance, fermenting foods in mason jars also requires burping to expel excess gasses and pressure within the jar. There are many variables that determine how often you must “burp your nugs,” and for how long. One of those is the desired humidity level in the finished cannabis. Another is the starting humidity level of the plant material. Of course, you also need to account for other factors, such as the temperature of the area where the drying is taking place, the altitude, and even the humidity level outside of the sealed jars. Most growers burp their jars once per day, for about 10 seconds per burp. However, that schedule can and should be adjusted to meet individual unique maturation conditions. Do you ship products? ABSOLUTELY! We ship products to consumers and retail / wholesale facilities in all 50 states. If it’s legal in your state, we can ship it. We even do some international shipping if legalities allowed. Do you accept returns? We do not accept returns or give refunds. If there is a manufacturing error, we will happily compensate you. WE DO NOT ACCEPT RETURNS IF YOU SIMPLY DO NOT LIKE IT OR DOES NOT WORK FOR YOU. Read our full Return Policy.  

Definitions

  Certificates of Analysis – COA – A Certificate of Analysis is a document issued by Quality Assurance that confirms that a regulated product meets its product specification. They commonly contain the actual results obtained from testing performed as part of quality control of an individual batch of a product. This will tell you as little information as just the total cbd and thc content, or a full spectrum of information from heavy metals and pesticides, mold, terpenes, and a variety of other cannabinoids.    Entourage Effect the entourage effect refers to the beneficial effect of all these compounds working together as opposed to just one or two of these compounds working in isolation. Simply put: the Entourage Effect is the benefit you get from ingesting multiple components of the cannabis plant together instead of ingesting one component at-a-time.   Tolling. Toll processing allows hemp farmers to convert hemp biomass to hemp extracts including CBD oil, distillate and isolate. By trusting Bio Distro with your processing needs, you take advantage of the state-of-the-art clean-room laboratory facility and the team of scientists behind the tested processes.   Letter of Intent – LOIiA letter of intent (LOI) is a document outlining the general plans of an agreement between two or more parties before a legal agreement is finalized. A letter of intent is not a contract and cannot be legally enforced; however, it signifies a serious commitment from one involved party to another.   A certificate of origin (often abbreviated to C/O or CO) is a document widely used in international trade transactions which attests that the product listed therein has met certain criteria to be considered as originating in a particular country. A certificate of origin is generally prepared and completed by the exporter or the manufacturer, and may be subject to official certification by an authorized third party. It is often submitted to a customs authority of the importing country to justify the product’s eligibility for entry and/or its entitlement to preferential treatment.   Proof of Life – AKA POL – Is a combination of video(s), Picture(s), video chat showing that the product is with the seller with the specifications and total volume criterias met.    Proof of Funds – AKA POF- There are a variety of ways that proof of funds can be required. This could be as quick and easy as a bank account screenshot showing current date and balance, a certified letter from an attorney or escrow stating that “X” number of funds are available to you for a purchase, or it can be required at a certain point in a deal that funds be placed with an escrow service as proof of funds to ensure that all parties are satisfied.   Biomass-    Distillate is a highly refined cannabis extract often derived from high CBD hemp flower and hemp biomass. CBD Distillate typically contains around 80% CBD with the balance including minor cannabinoids, terpenes and other plants oils and extracts   Isolate- is cannabidiol in its purest form. To produce this extract, CBD is isolated and then refined to strip out any additional cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant components found in the hemp plant. The final product is a fine white powder that contains around 99% cannabidiol.   Burp or BurpingTo “burp your nugs” is to remove air from glass jars that contain bud material during the curing process. As cannabis buds cure and dry, moisture is released and CO2 gas is produced. When cured in a sealed container, pressure builds up. Burping the jars allows both pressure and moisture to be released.   Liposome-   an artificial vesicle composed of one or more concentric phospholipid bilayers and used especially to deliver microscopic substances (such as drugs or DNA) to body cells. These are “carriers” such as MCT oil or coconut oil that are designed to help the content of products get into and be absorbed by your body.    Efficacythe ability to produce a desired or intended result. This refers to what is your body’s ability to full absorb and “use” a substance. For example, the body is proven to only be able to absorb certain quantities of CBD content in a serving, depending on the format and liposomes, so if the product has a high “efficacy” it means your body is able to fully absorb, digest, put to work a high content of the product you are taking.    MCT OilMCT oil is a supplement made from a type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides. MCT molecules are smaller than those in most of the fats you eat (long-chain triglycerides [LCT]). This makes them easier to digest. You can absorb MCT in your bloodstream quickly. This turns it into energy you can use.  

Where Does It Come From?

MCT oil is usually made from coconut or palm kernel oil. Both have MCT in them. You can buy 100% MCT oil or a mixture of MCT and LCT.

What Is It Used For?

Usually, people use MCT for help with: More research is needed to discover if MCT oil can help with any of these conditions.   Escrow- is an arrangement where you use a “third party” (somebody who is neither the buyer or seller) to hold something of value. That third party helps to make the transaction safer by ensuring that both the buyer and seller meet their obligations. Hemp – a tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that is cultivated for its tough bast fiber and edible seeds and oil and that is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) and a low-growing densely branched species (C. indica NOTE: Cultivated hemp is often distinguished from cannabis by possessing very low levels of the psychoactive substance THC.