CBD InformationAnwers to the Top CBD FAQ's
There's a lot of CBD info out there on the web. We will provide accurate and up-to-date CBD information. This page will attempt to explain anything you could want to know about Organic CBD Oils, Full-Spectrum CBD Salves, Our Company, and CBD in General. We will detail chemical compositions, bodily interactions, and other frequently asked questions about CBD and CBD Products. As always, if there's a question we haven't answered, please call Vitality CBD of Buffalo at (866) 667-2113. We'll do our very best to get you the answers you need!
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Our CBD Company
No, Vitality CBD does not currently have a physical store. Vitality CBD sells products online via our web store, and through independent retail chains. To find a retail store that carries the Vitality CBD line of products nearest you, check out our store locator.
Yes we do. As long as you have a federal EIN number and are licensed to do business in the USA we can offer wholesale rates on all our products. We have over 20 different independent relationships with retail outlets and are always looking to work with new store owners. To learn more about our wholesale opportunities, click here.
You may visit our Contact Us page to view our phone numbers and email addresses. You may also submit us a question using the online form you will find on that same page.
Heck yeah, we do! One of our first conversations was about how we can parlay profits into benefits for the world at large. We donate a portion of our proceeds to different charities and organizations that help plant trees, build wells, provide water, and help save endangered species and their habitats. To learn more about how ordering our products helps save the world, read about us. If you represent an organization or charity that wants to partner with us, email us at [email protected] to schedule a meeting.
Our CBD Products
The Organic CBD Oils for People and Pets use the same formulation. The primary difference is that we do not advise using a higher MG level than 500 when working with household pets. Also, the instructions on each package and bottle are different to provide more accurate dosage recommendations. The Water-Soluble CBD Oil is not for use with animals. It was created for those who prefer to infuse beverages with CBD as opposed to taking it directly.
Currently our salves are available in three different types with two different potency levels per style. The basic formulation of each of our salves is the same. The only thing that changes is the type of essential oil we infuse each of our CBD Salves. The Chronic Pain Salve, is infused with Eucalyptus, our Relaxation Salve is infused with Lavender and Peppermint, and our Tension Salve is infused with Clary Sage. You can use each of our salves interchangeably to obtain whatever type of relief you are looking to achieve. There is no difference in the active ingredients, just in the organically-infused essential oils.
From time to time we get slammed with orders for our products. We're working on improving our forecasting abilities to ensure our products never go out of stock again. For now, please bare with us, we can't tell you how much we appreciate your patience. To sign-up to receive notifications about when items will be back in stock, and to receive discounts and new product updates, sign-up for our newsletter. The form to sign up is on our homepage.
YES! The farms and extraction facilities we use to create our products are USDA Certified, and we have the certificate to prove it. Eco-Cert, a USDA licensed 3rd-party organic certification organization has verified that our farms and facilities are in fact organic. That said, there are a few exceptions and notices. Our water-soluble CBD oils are not certified organic, though they do use the same certified organic CBD extracts contained in our people and pet formulations. The same goes for our CBD Salves. They use the same certified organic CBD extracts in their formulation, but have not been certified. That is why only the products listed on our official certification have the USDA logo.
The only CBD companies that state on their websites that CBD cannot be certified as USDA organic are those that failed to obtain the certification. While it is true that the USDA has not issued regulations that support CBD products becoming certified as organic, these same restrictions do not apply to hemp farms and extraction facilities. If the farm is certified, and the extraction facility is certified, and your products are bottled at a GMP approved facility, you can obtain USDA certification for your products. It's a lot of work, and costs a lot of money, and most companies aren't willing to make the effort. We most certainly made the effort. That is why we are among the very few companies that can say with pride that we carry products with the USDA organic certification.
Of course! All our CBD oils undergo rigorous third-party testing conducted by either ProVerde or EVIO. We recently switched to EVIO as their testing is a bit more comprehensive than the standard Proverde labs used by most CBD product companies. Each batch of oils has a specific lot number that you can look up here. The most recent testing report for each product is also located within the images area on each of our product listings. We guarantee that our products will never contain any harmful particulates or other impurities that would make them unfit for your use.
In order to extract our oils so that they are still able to be classified as USDA Certified Organic we use a proprietary extraction method with zero added solvents to ensure optimal flavor and purity while preventing the loss of naturally occurring terpenes. Our extraction facilities are cGMP certified (Good Manufacturing Processes).
We take the quality of our products seriously and feel that it’s essential to offer the best products on the market. Our products are all non-GMO, gluten-free, vegan, GMP, and USDA organic. We also use the top food grade organic ethanol in those rare instances when we must use a solvent during the extraction process. All our products are also kosher! We make sure to use third-party lab testing to give you the peace of mind that you are getting the best quality currently available.
Unfortunately we are all out of free samples for retail customers. We can send samples to licensed businesses who wish to resell our products. As far as discounts are concerned, many of our products go on sale at different dates and times. We regularly send coupons to people who subscribe to our newsletter. You can subscribe by clicking here. Otherwise, you can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or Instagram to take advantage of any offers we post there. If it's your first-time ordering with us ever, you can use CODE FT20 to receive a 20% Off new customer discount.
Shipping & Returns
Currently, we can ship to all 50 states in the USA. We grow our hemp under a state-sanctioned Industrial Hemp Pilot Program (IHPP) established by section 7606 of the Agricultural Act of 2014 (aka the 2014 Farm Bill). These laws were further validated by the 2018 Farm Bill, firmly solidifying Industrial Hemp Based CBD products as federally legal. Any state receiving federal funds cannot prohibit the transportation, processing, sale, or use of industrial hemp that is grown or cultivated by one of the IHPPs. All states receive federal funds, so all states are clear for the shipping of hemp-derived CBD products. That said, laws are changing rapidly state by state, so perform a quick Google search to make sure the laws in your state have not changed.
Sorry, but no. We prefer being an American owned and operated business. We like being domestic and we encourage consumers to buy local and domestic whenever possible.
Please check out our return policy and follow the instructions detailed within that page. We offer full refunds for up to 30 days on any damaged or otherwise defective goods. As long as you meet our straightforward qualifications for a valid return, you should have no issues returning or exchanging your product(s).
CBD's Dosage & Timing
That's a good question. There are many factors to consider. One consideration is why are you using our organic CBD oils or full-spectrum salves and what affects you hope to experience. Also, consider your general health, the amount you took, and your digestion. The effects may be different for everyone, and everyone's body may respond differently. We suggest talking to an informed healthcare professional and start with minimal doses to gauge your reaction to it and then adjust from there. Usually oils starting working in 15-45 minutes, and salves within 5-15 minutes.
Most people don't necessarily have a set time they take their oil. It depends on your situation. Talk to an informed healthcare provider to help guide you. We suggest you take your CBD oil at the same time every day. Doing so helps ensure you don't forget a dose or unintentionally double up on doses.
CBD dosage recommendations vary based on body weight and overall physical health. Check out this article as it relates to dosage levels and body weight. On average, the adult CBD user takes 8 to 24 MG of CBD per serving. Though if you're concerned about dosing, we recommend you consult with a physician.
We typical advise that you do not exceed three servings of CBD per day. That said, there are no strict guidelines for how much CBD to take. This is an individual choice, and your personal experiences will guide you better than anything we could recommend. We also tell customers to start at low doses at low frequencies and to scale up from their until they reach the desired effect level. If you are concerned that you are taking too much, we advise you consult with a licensed physician.
CBD's Benefits & Reactions
We don't know where to begin. There are so many positive benefits of CBD oil it would take months to outline and detail them. Per FDA DSHEA regulations, we cannot state to any degree of certainty the effects of CBD consumption. Likewise, we're not allowed to make any definitive claims about its benefits for your health. What we can do, is share third-party research in an unbiased and informational fashion. We urge you to check out our blog. Currently, CBD is believed to have therapeutic benefits towards things like arthritis, insomnia, migraines, and more.
Effects can and may vary from person to person. Individual effects depend on factors such as frequency, duration, dosage, height, weight, and your general state of health. Some people claim prolonged responses and others claim a fast response. Again, start with a minimal dose and gauge your reaction and adjust from there. You may also want to talk to an informed healthcare provider. As mentioned before, we are unable to make any direct claims as to the effects of CBD oil, read our blog and check out the studies referenced there.
We haven't known of anyone that has had an allergic reaction to CBD. However, it's also not out of the realm of possibility. If you are sensitive to plants or plant products and have been known to have allergic reactions, we would say exercise caution and talk to a healthcare professional. We always recommend you start with a tiny amount to see how your body reacts. We also suggest not starting CBD in addition to other new things so that if you do react, you know it was the CBD and not something else you also started at the same time.
Simply put, it's believed that CBD may make your body work better. CBD introduced into your body is believed to help support your existing Endocannabinoid System (ECS) by attaching to receptors in your brain that are related to serotonin production. Cannabinoids also attach to other receptors around your body potentially helping to support and control responses to time and sensory perception, pleasure, memory, coordination, sleep, and appetite to name a few. The studies conducted around the world aren't yet conclusive, but all you need do is read the reviews of CBD users across the web, and they'll convince you.
We can’t say for sure. Different medications might have different reactions if mixed with CBD or anything else. Talk to your doctor and let them guide you on this one. Always use caution.
CBD and Hemp extract-based oils have less than 0.3% of THC in it which is the compound that makes someone feel high. CBD users generally do not report any "high" feeling while using these our products. Though since there are trace levels of THC, it is possible, though incredibly unlikely. As a precaution, we advise you do not operate heavy machinery after taking our oil products. CBD Salves do not enter the bloodstream, and obtaining a high feeling from using them is not possible.
Although several CBD companies make claims regarding CBD assisting with the treatment and management of acute and chronic pain for things such as arthritis, we are unable to substantiate those claims. As we mention in other sections of this FAQ, the FDA legally prohibits us from making such health claims. All CBD company's are prohibited from making these kinds of claims. We advise you conduct your own research and consult with a licensed physician.
CBD's Legal Status
While this shouldn't concern our customers, in the European Union, it is legal to cultivate and supply cannabis plants for hemp fiber if they have levels of THC not exceeding 0.2%* (EU Regulation 1307/2013). None of our CBD comes from any farms outside of the USA.
Yes, you will. Or at least, the probability that you will fail is too high for your to risk your job or probation. Our current line of CBD products contain trace amounts of THC within the legal limit defined by the Hemp Farming Bill of 2018. CBD Oils enter your bloodstream, CBD Salves applied topically do not. If you need regular drug tests, we advise you do not use our oils. The salves we sell should be safe to use, though we advise you use caution and don't assume it's out of the question - check out our legal page for specific product disclaimers.
No, they do not. At least, not yet. This will more than likely change as the CBD industry continues to grow at such an exponential rate. The FDA will most likely fully regulate the cultivation, distribution, and sale of all hemp byproducts intended for human consumption. In the meantime, purity testing is left to companies to regulare on their own. This is why it's very important you only by CBD products that undergo third-party lab testing like Vitality CBD Oils and Salves.
Thankfully, it is now. It hasn't always been. We argue that organic CBD oil should never have been lumped in with marijuana in the first place. The legal landscape is changing dramatically, and all 50 of the united states and jurisdictions now allow Industrial Hemp and CBD oil even if they don’t allow marijuana CBD oils. Check with your local laws and regulations but here are some basic guidelines as we understand them.
The DEA’s list of schedule 1 controlled substances explicitly includes marijuana and marijuana extract but does not include industrial hemp or CBD. The CSA explicitly exempts hemp byproducts derived from mature plants containing less than 0.3% THC. That said, things are changing on a daily basis so check your local jurisdictions for more information. Also, check out our Legal Page and Blog Page for updates as we receive them.
The (Agricultural Act of 2014) also known as the 2014 Farm Bill distinctly defines marijuana as being different from industrial hemp and cites this distinction as evidence that CBD derived from industrial hemp is legal. The Farm Bill made it legal to grow, cultivate and market hemp and hemp products as part of a state-sanctioned industrial hemp research pilot program.
The Hemp Farming Bill of 2018 was recently passed by Congress is being referred to as the Dream Bill by hemp advocates like ourselves. This bill fully legalized the entire cannabis sativa L plants (that contain under .3% THC) and not just parts of it like the stalks and seeds. The bill legalizes it at a federal level. The bill de-schedules all derivatives, extracts, cannabinoids, and seeds of hemp explicitly as long as those portions meet the THC level requirements.
General CBD Information
CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is one of over 85 known cannabinoids that occur naturally in the cannabis plant. CBD often gets confused with THC which is the part of the plant that makes people feel high. CBD has deficient levels of THC (less than 0.3%) and usually helps counteract the THC effects of feeling high. Many studies have recently come out that praise CBD for its benefits for human health. Organizations still need to conduct additional studies, but the future of CBD looks promising. CBD is one of the most prominent cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.
These are the compounds that give the cannabis plant it’s varied recreational and medicinal properties. When introduced to the body all the different cannabinoid receptors become active, producing varied effects depending upon the type of cannabinoid introduced. As previously mentioned, CBD is one such cannabinoid.
These cannabinoids don’t come from the hemp plant. They are naturally occurring receptors of cannabinoids within the cells of the human body. Endo is Latin for within.
Phyto is Latin for Plant. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids that naturally occur in in the highly useful hemp plant. Hemp plants contain significant amounts of phytocannabinoids. CBD, as it is naturally occurring, is a phytocannabinoid. While there are such things as synthetic cannabinoids, our products do not contain any of them.
Full spectrum means the whole properties of a plant are used instead of just single-molecule extracts. When these products are created full spectrum they include all nutrients, antioxidants, cannabinoids, plant compounds and terpenes instead of just bits and pieces of the plants. Many believe full-spectrum CBD oils are better than CBD Isolates. A recent study from Israel shows that full spectrum products have superior therapeutic properties vs. the standard single molecule or CBD isolate product. To learn more about terpenes, read our blog.
When you combine full spectrum CBD oil and its various compounds it magnifies effects and benefits. This magnification from combination is known as the entourage effect. You can mix over 85 different compounds present in the hemp plant for various effects. When you mix, combine and use these compounds together they create a fuller effect of wanted benefits. To learn more about the entourage effect, read our blog.
As explained earlier, Industrial Hemp, where CBD comes from, is a low THC high CBD strain of the cannabis sativa plant. Marijuana comes from cannabis indica, and high THC strains of the sativa plant. The most glaring difference is that THC gets you "high" and CBD does not. All strains of cannabis contain CBD, but the one we use contains the highest levels of CBD and lowest levels of THC possible.
Terpenes are the compounds that bind with other cannabinoids to create different effects depending on the combinations used. They are compounds that are usually found in things like essential oils and naturally occur in different plants including the cannabis plant. When these bonds occur, they can turn up the effectiveness of the combined compounds. People usually use these binding compounds to make their desired effect stronger. They are also a large part of what makes a compound taste and smell good.
No. The only additive to our CBD oil is MCT Coconut Oil, which is used to help bodily absorption as well as to manage the potency of each products CBD MG level. We prefer to leave our products as organic and natural as humanly possible without fiddling with chemistry. It's how we prefer to treat our own body's and it's how we treat our products.
No, at least our CBD does not. Legal CBD is extracted from industrial-hemp. Illegal CBD is extracted from Marijuana. The hemp and marijuana plant are not synonymous. Marijuana comes from the same plant family as hemp, but it's important to note there are multiple strains. There are different types of cannabis such as cannabis ruderalis, cannabis indica, cannabis sativa. The one hemp comes from is cannabis sativa, while indica makes up most of marijuana. Cannabis sativa has five primary strains, one of which has a high CBD content, and negligible THC content - that's the one we use and is known today as industrial hemp. To put things in more straightforward terms, while a red rose and white rose are similar, they are not the same, and do not grow in the same bush.
Hemp extract is another fancy way of saying CBD hemp oil. Companies often use these terms interchangeably. Unless we're talking about culinary hemp oil, which does not contain CBD or THC and is merely a high temperature oil explicitly for cooking purposes.
We extract Hemp Extracts and CBD Oils are made from the entire hemp plant; the flower, stalks, leaves, and seeds. As such, it's rich in cannabinoids and can be used as a dietary and nutritional supplement. Culinary hemp oil is used for cooking and is pressed only from hemp seeds. Culinary hemp oil contains no cannabinoids, though it is an excellent source of healthy Omega 6 and 3's. We do not sell culinary hemp oils. Beware of companies on Amazon selling Hemp Oil as if it was Hemp Extract, there's a huge difference.