CBD Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD is the acronym for the plant chemical known as cannabidiol. CBD is found in the cannabis plant species which includes hemp. Cannabidiol stimulates cellular receptors within the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for promoting homeostasis in the body. In other words, the endocannabinoid system promotes biochemical balance — a hallmark of good health.
Will CBD get me high?
No, CBD is non-psychoactive.
Is CBD legal?
Yes, with the recent passage of the Farm Act of 2018, all hemp products and derivatives are now federally legal.
How do your CBD prices compare to other CBD Products?
We are glad you asked! As part of our social mission to make CBD accessible and affordable to everyone, we have chosen to accept significantly reduced profit margins. For example, at a retail price of $32.99 for a 900 mg bottle of 60 soft-gels with 15 mg of CBD per soft-gel, we provide one of the lowest priced CBD per mg products, if not the lowest, in the country.
What are the benefits of CBD?
That’s a loaded question. Unfortunately, FDA law does not allow us (or anyone else) to disclose everything the peer review medical literature says about CBD. Why? Even citing that literature is a way of saying that CBD helps with diseases – which the FDA has prohibited up until today. However, with the passing of the law today, we are optimistic that the FDA will change its position on this. In the meantime, you can easily Google “CBD” to learn a lot on your own. Any CBD product websites mentioning anything related to disease, such as the word pain are either too small to know the law or they are ignoring the law. Let’s just say that CBD helps with over 20,000 things. This is because it doesn’t directly focus on any one thing. It acts like a lock and key with billions of endocannabinoid receptors spread throughout your body. The purpose of this system, which is not unlike your immune system, is to harmonize the interworking of all other systems in your body. It gets systems as small as cells and intracellular systems to cooperate better – to talk to one another in some sense. And this is why it has such profound and far-reaching health benefits.
Cannabinoids are naturally produced in our bodies. They act on the endocannabinoid system, which regulates pain, mood, memory, stress-response, immune function, sleep, appetite and a host of other things. Supplementing with CBD, a plant-based cannabinoid, may have a beneficial impact on this system.
What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?
The two words are legal terms for the same plant species, cannabis. If the strain has more than 3/10ths of 1% of THC (0.3%) (ie. the stuff that gets you high), it is legally called marijuana. If it has less than 3/10ths of 1% of THC (0.3%) the legal term for the plant is hemp. We use hemp.
Do your products contain THC?
Our full-spectrum hemp products contains non-psychoactive trace amounts of THC at levels less than 0.3%.
Where is your hemp grown?
It is sourced domestically.
Does Irwin Naturals use CO2 extraction in its processing of hemp?
Does Irwin Naturals follow CGMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices)?
Yes, Irwin Naturals and all of its manufacturing partners follow CGMPS.
What do you test for?
Using independent third-party labs, we test for heavy metals, microbiological contaminants, solvents, pesticides and the proper ratios of cannabinoids, such as CBD.
What is the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil (hemp extract)?
Hemp seeds do not contain cannabinoids and terpenes – the exploding stars of the growing body of clinical research on hemp. Hemp seed oil has an excellent ratio of essential fatty acids, which is why we often use it as a carrier oil. However, for terpenes and cannabinoids, such as CBD, the extract must be from the non-seed portions of the plant. We use full-spectrum hemp extract to get our CBD and other plant nutrients, such as terpenes. And then we host it in MCT coconut oil or hemp seed oil as the carrier oil.
What industry associations does Irwin Naturals belong to?
Irwin Naturals is a long time member of the leading trade associations in the industry, specifically the American Herbal Products Association (AHPA), the American Botanical Council (ABC), and the Natural Products Association (NPA).
Why can I trust Irwin Naturals?
For over 26 years, Irwin Naturals has been delivering value to consumers all across America. We are one of the oldest and most well-known dietary supplement brands and we sell our products in over 100,000 stores all across America including stores like Whole Foods.
We pride ourselves on two things – utmost potency and purity and giving our consumers low prices and premium quality. Most of the other brands selling CBD products are newer companies without track records. So I guess you can say that we’re one of the oldest and most well-known dietary supplement brands in America. But, don’t just take our word for it, take a peek at what consumers are saying (by the way, we also make Power to Sleep now with CBD).