1. Will your whole hemp extract get me high?
No. Marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive component of the plant. Industrial hemp contains less than 0.3% THC, and we test each batch to confirm that our tincture has below 0.3% THC. There’s no possibility of intoxication or psychoactive effects by consuming Native Hemp Solutions whole hemp extract, or any whole, raw, natural product made from industrial hemp. Click here for a great article about the differences between the two.
2. Will I fail a drug test if I use your hemp extract?
We make no guarantees about drug test results. We urge you to investigate the testing protocols that your company uses in their drug testing.
3. Does it contain alcohol?
Only a small amount. Native Hemp Solutions uses a cold extraction method for our whole hemp extract. Ethanol (organic grape alcohol) is used in this process, as a solvent, to extract a very high percentage the beneficial compounds from the hemp plant, such as CBD, CBC, CBN, CBG, terpenes, bioflavonoids, and amino acids. Through our process, the ethanol is evaporated, leaving a very small amount of alcohol left in our finished product. To further improve taste and bioavailability, our whole hemp extracts are suspended in medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) coconut oil.
4. What is the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp extract?
Hemp seed oil is oil made by pressing the seed of the hemp plant. Hemp seed oil contains no traces of THC or CBD, is used primarily for cooking and baking, and is known for its high nutrition content. Hemp extract is an herbal tincture made from the whole hemp plant. It contains high amounts of CBD and other compounds when extracted using our spagyric method.
5. Is your hemp American grown and your extract produced in the United States?
Yes. Native Hemp sources only ethically grown and harvested industrial hemp from within the state of Colorado. Our extracts are made in our FDA-inspected and approved lab in Colorado.
6. What type of testing/analysis is performed on your ingredients?
Every production lot is tested using the industry's most advanced LC/MS-TOF (mass spectrometry time of flight) analysis, which is more accurate than HPLC alone. It is also more accurate than GC analysis, because the instrument run is conducted in liquid form at room temperature, avoiding heat-caused alterations of nutrients and phytochemicals. The LC/MS-TOF method of analysis is currently accepted as the most accurate in the hemp industry and was pioneered by Mike Adams, lab science director of CWC Labs.
7. Is your hemp certified organic?
Our hemp is organically grown. Native Hemp Solutions sources only the best hemp from within the state of Colorado. We test to make sure it is non-GMO and is grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, or chemical fertilizers. At Native Hemp Solutions we only source ethically grown and harvested whole hemp (grown according to the latest USDA organic standards).
There is currently no USDA organic certification for hemp. Recently, the USDA implemented protocols to certify hemp crops as organic. These regulations are being implemented here in Colorado by growers, and next year’s crop will be certified organic.