Frequently Asked Questions
What is hemp extract?
Hemp extract is another word for “cannabidiol” which is one of over a hundred compounds identified to date, called cannibinoids, which naturally occur in cannabis plants.
What are cannibinoids?
Cannabinoids are compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They are where most of the benefits of cannabis come from. Plant based cannabinoids are technically called phytocannabinoids. An interesting fact: the human body also produces cannabinoids and they are called endocannabinoids. The cannabinoids from hemp extract interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which promotes homeostasis–a balanced state between all of your body’s systems.
How does hemp extract work?
Hemp extract effects are a result of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. It impacts the ECS indirectly, most often through activation of outside receptors and interaction with enzymes.
Does your product contain THC?
Are there any traces of THC in your product?
Raw hemp oil extract may contain small traces of THC.
Where can I find your lab reports?
Will hemp extract make me high?
No. Eight Moons’ hemp extract has no THC, and therefore is non-psychotropic. It is very unlikely to cause anyone to get high.
Can your products cure or treat my condition?
Hemp extract has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any conditions aside from particular seizure disorders. Consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if your condition could benefit from hemp extract.
What does Broad Spectrum mean?
The term broad spectrum refers to hemp extract products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in hemp. While many hemp extract products are made using isolate, Eight Moons’ broad spectrum oils maintain concentrations of the beneficial compounds that are found in the original hemp plant. Our broad spectrum products contain no detectable THC, as shown on our lab reports.
What is the difference between Isolate, Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum?
Isolate is the pure form of hemp oil extract. It has gone through a special extraction method to remove every cannabinoid except for hemp extract. Cannabis plants, like the hemp used for Eight Moons, have over a hundred of these compounds. Hemp extract isolate is produced by removing all of the other compounds that are found in the hemp plant like THC, flavonoids and terpenes.
Full spectrum hemp extract is extracted differently, so that all of the beneficial compounds, like terpenes, flavonoids and other materials from the plant remain in the oil. The body’s endocannabinoid system has many different receptors that communicate with the various compounds found in the cannabis plant. This “full spectrum” of compounds all work in unison to maximize the benefits and effects of the hemp extract. It is called the “entourage effect”. One downside, however, is that full spectrum can still contain variable amounts of THC.
Broad spectrum hemp extract, the same that is used in all Eight Moons’ products, contains the exact same cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds as in full spectrum hemp extract, so it also delivers the magnified benefits of the “entourage effect”. But with absolutely NO detectable THC. Check out our lab results to see for yourself.
How much should I take?
The amount of hemp extract one should take is different for each person and is dependent on a number of variables. Another factor is what product is being used. It is widely believed to begin by taking small doses and gradually increase them over time until you find the exact benefits you are looking for.
Can I take too much?
Hemp extract is perfectly safe and non-toxic, however when consumed in large quantities, may cause drowsiness.
How long does it take to feel any effects?
It depends on the method and product. Tinctures are reported to work more quickly as compared to other methods. The effects of hemp extract can take a little while to be noticeable–sometimes a half hour or more. Everyone’s results are different.
How should I store my Eight Moons hemp extract products?
If it is possible, store any hemp extract product in the refrigerator or in a cool place, away from direct sunlight and heat.
Are your products gluten free?
YES! All Eight Moons’ products are gluten and dairy free.