Frequently Asked Questions for CBD Oil

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. A member of the cannabis family, hemp does not have the same side effects as its cousin, marijuana. However, many healthcare providers and consumers alike believe it provides relief for many medical conditions such as migraines, inflammation, anxiety, nausea, seizure disorder, and more.


Can my doctor prescribe CBD?

Doctors can only recommend cannabinoids, because there is  no recommended daily allowance or universal dosing. Researchers are still exploring the chemicals to learn how they work.

How much should I take?

Everybody is different. Dosing is affected by one’s height, weight, metabolism and treated conditions. Many users will try different dosing amounts until they achieve their desired results. Healthcare experts generally believe it is impossible to overdose on CBD since your body will only absorb what it needs, and flush the extra chemicals from your system. Some experts believe 25mg taken twice a day may become a standard; many users also increase their intake every 3 to 4 weeks, until symptom relief is achieved.

What is special about Charleston Hemp?

Our products are all derived from industrial hemp grown on US farms using organic growing practices. We create all our products in small batches to ensure their quality. In fact, one of the nation’s preeminent medical botanists consults to Charleston Hemp Company.

What is the entourage effect?

There are more than 100 different cannabinoids in cannabis and many have demonstrated health and wellness benefits.  The “entourage effect” is a theory that, when combined, these cannabinoides work together to enhance their effects. The “entourage effect” is also believed to be enhanced by terpenes.

What is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one of hundreds of cannabinoids identified in the Cannabis sativa plant.  It is believed to have health related benefits and is known to stimulate brain cells to release dopamine, creating a euphoric or “high” sensation.

Is CBD safe for pets?

Yes!  All mammals can benefit from CBD.  Always consult your veterinarian before starting your pets on CBD.

What is the shelf life?

Charleston Hemp Company’s full-spectrum CBD tinctures, vape oils, salves and balms are good for 18-24 months.  You should store at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

Will I fail a drug test?

Charleston Hemp Company’s full-spectrum CBD oil from industrial hemp contains less than .03% of THC, the compound that tests positive for marijuana.  It’s not likely CBD will show up in a drug test, but it is possible.  We recommend you tell your tester and the lab you are using CBD before you take the test.

What does "Full Spectrum" CBD mean?

Full Spectrum CBD oil includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant.  Full spectrum CBD also contains a variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber.

Tinctures, Salves or Vape?

This all depends on what ails you.  Reports indicate the salve is great for physical ailments when applied topically.  Vaping allows users to microdose CBD – or take in small amounts over the course of the day.  Tinctures are reported to be effective for ailments such as seizures, anxiety and migraines. You should always consult your physician before starting a CBD regimen to determine the best process and dosing for your individual needs.

What are terepenes?

Webster’s defines terepenes as:  any of various isomeric hydrocarbons C10H16 found present in essential oils (as from conifers) and used especially as solvents and in organic synthesis and are believed to enhance the health and wellness effects of cannabinoids.

CBD Oil vs Hemp Seed Oil?

Hemp Seed Oil is made from cold-pressing the hemp seed and it’s packed with nutrients but has very low levels of CBD.  CBD Oil is extracted from the plants stalks and seeds and has very high levels of CBD.

Is CBD legal?

CBD hemp oil is legal in all 50 states under the 2014 US Farm Bill.

What is CBD isolate?

The isolate process removes all of the oils, plant material, waxes, chlorophyll, and more, from CBD oil, leaving behind the pure cannabidiol.

What else can be made from hemp?

Industrial hemp is a fast growing plant which has been used for thousands of years.  It can be refined into a variety of commercial products such as textiles, paper, paint, insulation, biodegradable plastic, automotive parts, biofuel and food.  The list goes on!

Are your products tested?

Absolutely!  We test our products multiple times, from start to finish.  We rely on an independent, third-party laboratory for the official report on every batch of crude and every product on the shelf.

Should I refrigerate your products?

No refrigeration necessary. Charleston Hemp Company’s full-spectrum CBD products should be kept at room temperature and away from direct sunlight.

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