Frequently Asked Questions About CBD & Frogsong Farm
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We name our extract Frogsong Farm Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Extract to indicate the quality and the source of our CBD. Full Spectrum – we carefully extract all the cannabinoids and terpenes; CBD – is the primary constituent; Hemp – It only comes from our certified craft hemp plants. Extract – We use organic, food-grade ethanol for pure and safe extraction. This ensures you know it is clean, high-quality CBD from the legal hemp plant. All backed up by third-party testing.
Frogsong Farm came about at the confluence of several wonderful things: our love of the earth, the growing of green things, and improving the health of the soil; our desire to do something good for people (and for critters too) to ease their pain through natural and benevolent methods; and the realization of a lifelong dream to work with family and friends doing something meaningful and fulfilling. And while we have a long way to go to be the company we want to be and accomplish all the good we want to accomplish, we have now completed a few of the most important steps as we begin our journey.
We have grown and harvested our second crop of beautiful craft hemp plants (from seeds bred locally in Oregon), using all-natural and sustainable cultivation practices. We extract the lovely cannabinoids and terpenes from our hemp using only organic ethanol. We turn that extract into a small line of incredibly effective products using only organic or all-natural ingredients. We are the very first B-Corp certified CBD company and are in the midst of the Organic certification process. And we have received many rave reviews from our customers and friends. Finally, we back up all of our products with third-party testing and our ironclad guarantee.
Yes and No – CBD extract obtained from hemp is legal. CBD extract from the marijuana plant is not legal everywhere. The FDA considers hemp-derived cannabinoids to be food-based products, so their importation and consumption is not restricted.
CBD extracted from hemp may be legally purchased in all 50 states, and over 40 countries. Frogsong Farm products are from 100% hemp, are fully tested and verified by both state and third-party analytical labs, and contain no more than 0.3% of THC, which is the legal limit for THC in hemp. You should always check with your local government offices for the most up to date information regarding the legality of CBD in your area.*
This is not legal advice; we strongly recommend that you check with your local authorities to ensure that you are comfortable with the level of legality of consuming these products before you buy them.
Our topical products, Rubbit and Body Balm, will not cause you to fail a drug test when applied topically. Our Drops product line and any other full spectrum CBD product on the market intended for internal use may cause a positive result for THC. If you have concerns about testing, we would suggest you not take any full spectrum CBD product internally.
While the amount of THC in our products never exceeds 0.3% concentration by weight, many tests are extremely sensitive. Taking excessive amounts of hemp products, the type or method of drug test utilized, and an employer or organization’s requirements and policies, among other things, are factors that may influence drug test results. Please consult with your doctor and/or employer if this is a concern. We hold no liability if that were to happen. To repeat, if this is a major concern for you then we suggest not taking CBD. See our Terms and Conditions for our full policy statement.
Let’s go back to our definitions: Cannabis is the plant genus; “Hemp” and “Marijuana” refer to different expressions of the plant. While both hemp and marijuana share the same cannabis sativa name, they have different biochemical properties. There are also different expressions within the hemp designation, but they all share a simple legal definition: They contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Marijuana is any cannabis plant that produces more than 0.3% THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), the psychoactive compound.
Hemp is also referred to as industrial hemp, which can add even more confusion. It is a purely legal term but is a fitting name for the hemp plant which has many commercial applications including house insulation, paper making, animal bedding, fabric, rope, and also as a biofuel. While all hemp shares the legal definition of <0.3% THC, not all hemp produces large amounts of CBD. Frogsong Farm’s craft hemp is bred to produce high quantities of CBD and low THC in its beautiful organically grown flowers.
Remember our definitions: CBD Oil is an extract containing CBD (along with other phytochemicals if it is full spectrum); Hemp Seed Oil is an oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant and contains only trace amounts of CBD; Hemp Oil is a broad term that could include CBD Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, or both. This is where the buyer must beware and understand the exact definition of Hemp Oil by producer and product. Many unscrupulous vendors label their products as Hemp Oil with a big price tag but only give you Hemp Seed Oil with little to no CBD. Other vendors may mean well, but are using the term Hemp Oil to get around rules and regulations. This is not truth in labeling and is not honest and transparent. This is a huge disservice to you, the customer. Only purchase verified CBD content! See our FAQ on Testing.
One of the top questions we get asked is, “How can I tell how much CBD is in a product”. There is a lot of confusion about labeling mg of hemp extract vs. mg of CBD. Many producers have taken all mention of “CBD” off their labels and substituted it with the words “Hemp Extract”, generally in an effort to circumvent the rules and regulations that the federal government, credit card gateway providers and large online stores operate under. You must know the % concentration of CBD in that hemp extract in order to know the actual amount of CBD you are paying for. You must have access to third-party test results for strength of CBD BEFORE you buy.
For example, if you talk to customer support at XYZ company, you may get them to admit that their 43mg of hemp extract contains only ~25mg CBD (a 60% concentration). If they can’t or won’t tell you, then run away from them. It is always best to have third-party test results in front of you. You can then use the concentration % to determine the actual cost per CBD mg you are paying. At Frogsong Farm, we value honesty and transparency as the cornerstones that drive our quality and customer satisfaction. We will always label in clear, easy to understand terms with the test results to back us up. When you do a final comparison, you will see that we have some of the lowest prices for the highest quality CBD products available anywhere.
Test results are the cornerstones of quality and transparency. Frogsong Farm (FSF) prides itself in having the highest standards for quality, purity and potency. FSF extracts and products are third-party tested for Cannabinoid Profiles, Pesticides, Heavy Metals, Screening, and Residual Solvents. For our latest results, see our Test Results Section.
While CBD derived from hemp and below the 0.3% THC content level should clear the travel limitations, we can’t be responsible for your travel experience. Please reference the official TSA stance on this.
Before you buy CBD products online, it’s worth comparing the options from a few different companies. What is their price per milligram of CBD content? Do they provide third-party test results for all their products? What ingredients do they use? Where do they source their hemp? Was it grown using organic methods? There are a number of online forums where customers can share success stories and offer product recommendations. While there are plenty of low-quality CBD oil extracts circulating, there are also a number of companies that follow good business practices and provide high-quality, reliable CBD products. The more you know about where your CBD comes from, the more time and money you will save in the future!
CBD is one of over 110 cannabinoids and one of the most abundant components of the cannabis plant. CBD is safe to consume and will not get you high. It has long been prized for its beneficial health effects without the side effects of prescription medications.
One of a class of diverse chemical compounds that acts on cannabinoid receptors in cells that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. These include the endocannabinoids (produced naturally in the body by animals), the phytocannabinoids (found in cannabis and some other plants), and synthetic cannabinoids (manufactured artificially).
Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants in the Cannabaceae family. The plant is commonly classified by species (sativa or indica), then by expression (marijuana or hemp).
This is a thick, oily substance extracted from hemp. This extract contains cannabinoids, terpenes, and other plant materials. A CBD extract from Hemp will be high in CBD and low in other cannabinoids like THC. The levels of each of these components are influenced by the hemp source, extraction method, and further processing methods.
An isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form, usually 99+%. Typically it is a crystalline powder form created by further processing an extract to remove other cannabinoids, terpenes, and plant materials.
A term commonly used to generally describe CBD products, often tinctures. Specifically, CBD oil is an extract itself, or an extract/isolate added to an oil carrier. These are most commonly consumed sublingually as a tincture.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within all mammals’ bodies. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s. The ECS works to constantly maintain balance at a cellular level.
This effect is the whole plant experience which gives increased benefits provided by ingesting the various cannabinoids and terpenes found in the whole cannabis plant together. This is an industry term and refers to synergy, the creation of a whole that is greater than the simple sum of its parts.
The process by which one of several available extraction methods are used to create an extract from the cannabis plant. Frogsong Farm uses organic food grade ethanol, more on that later.
Referring to a cannabinoid spectrum containing a full range of cannabinoids in relation to what is commonly found in hemp. This is necessary to experience the Entourage Effect.
By legal definition, Hemp, also known as Industrial Hemp, must contain less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. It can be the compact densely flowered plant used to extract CBD or taller fibrous plant bred for use in a wide variety of commercial and industrial applications. Hemp contains a low THC content. Hemp is often grown outdoors and is able to be grown in most climates.
This is a broad term used to describe an oil created from hemp. This could mean hemp seed oil, or a CBD extract suspended in a carrier oil. As a consumer, you should dig deeper to discover what is actually in the product you are purchasing. More information can be found in our FAQ CBD Oil, Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil.
This is an oil extracted from the seeds of a hemp plant using a cold expeller-pressed method. This oil is not the same as an extract. It only contains trace amounts of cannabinoids (next to zero) and instead is a highly nutritious food source packed with Omega 3 & 6 fatty acids, amino acids, fiber and more. More information can be found in our FAQ CBD Oil, Hemp Oil and Hemp Seed Oil.
A type of cannabis bred for high-THC content for recreational or medical use. Marijuana is grown under precise environmental conditions, often indoors.
Psychoactive, also called psychotropic, is a term that is applied to chemical substances that change a person’s mental state by affecting the way the brain and nervous system work. THC is psychoactive, producing a mind altering high, while, CBD is not as it produces no high.
Terpenes are a large and diverse class of organic compounds produced by plants. These compounds are often associated with a specific odor. They are known to produce a wide variety of potential benefits alongside cannabinoids via the Entourage Effect.
Commonly shortened to THC, this cannabinoid is the famous psychotropic substance in marijuana. In addition to producing a euphoric high, this compound also has been shown via research to carry numerous potential health benefits even in micro amounts via the Entourage Effect.
Frogsong Farm is a small ten-acre farm in Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley. The farm was purchased in 2011 with a goal of practicing sustainable, organic farming. The name comes from the annual spring symphony performed by the singing of the resident frogs found throughout the farm. Frogsong Farm, LLC was created in 2016 and licensed to start growing hemp in 2017.
We are currently in the process of Organic certification. Beyond our commitment to organic cultivation of hemp, Frogsong Farm uses techniques like cover-cropping, no-till plots, drip irrigation and Integrated Pest Management to avoid synthetic chemicals. We believe in increasing natural biodiversity on and around our farm. We use a food-grade organic ethanol extraction process that lets us avoid any hazardous solvents to produce our CBD extracts. Finally, we source only the finest organic ingredients to produce our high-quality products.
At Frogsong Farm our products are all vertically integrated; we have control from seed to shelf for every aspect of and ingredient in our products. We clearly label the strengths of each product and have the independent lab tests to prove it. We use sustainable and all-natural practices and are in the process of Organic certification.
Yes! We do not use animal products in the extraction process, in the product, or in any of our packaging. The only exception is the use of all-natural beeswax in our topical salve, Rubbit™. All of our products are also non-GMO and gluten-free.
There are trace amounts of THC present in most hemp-derived CBD products (see our discussion on full spectrum CBD extracts). Our products comply with the federal 0.3% THC limit in hemp products.
No! We grow and harvest our craft hemp using organic methods and practices. We third-party test our CBD extract for heavy metals, residual solvents, and pesticides before it goes into our products to ensure you get the very best. Our test results can be found here .
Our products currently fall in two categories:
- Topical – Rubbit™ and Body Balm: to be rubbed on the body externally to provide localized relief.
- Internal – Drops is an oil-based tincture to be taken internally to provide systemic balance.
Most lotions and creams are water-based. Most bacteria are dependent on water. Almost all water-based products require preservatives or ethanol to help avoid bacterial growth. Because we strive to remain natural whenever possible, our salves are oil-based and thus, anti-bacterial in their nature.
Our topical products are anti-inflammatory and natural pain-relieving rubs containing our pure Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Extract*. Apply the rub directly to the area needing relief: perhaps a sore shoulder, lower back, arthritic joints, bruises, pains, sunburned skin, or an inflamed knee. Simply massage it into the affected area until fully absorbed. Allow 10-15 minutes for effects before additional applications.
For product-specific information, and detailed descriptions, including ingredients, strengths, and sizes please visit the Shopping Page.
- Rubbit™250 contains 250mg of CBD per ounce.
- Rubbit™500 contains 500mg of CBD per ounce.
Due to temperature and moisture changes during shipping and in storage you may find moisture beads on the top of your salve. The easiest way to address this is to use a little bit. In fact, Rubbit™ is best applied to moist skin. You can also leave the lid off of your jar of salve in a dry setting and the moisture will evaporate over time.
Frogsong Farm Rubbit™ can melt at higher temperatures. Please don’t leave this in a hot car. Try to keep it stored at or under 75F.
At any strength you can feel confident that you will be giving your body support from phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals of the highest quality possible. If you are new to using Frogsong Farm products, you might like to try the Rubbit™250. This is a great introduction to the qualities found in our products at an affordable price. If you have tried Frogsong Farm in the past, regularly consume hemp products, have a generally active lifestyle, or are just looking for a higher level of phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals, the Rubbit™500 may be perfect for you.
- Serving size is 1.0 ml as marked on the dropper.
- Our Drops product delivers thirty 10mg servings of CBD per ounce.
- Our Drops Plus product delivers thirty 25mg servings of CBD per ounce.
Each of us is different so one size will never fit all. We suggest starting low and going slow – start with a daily micro-dose of approximately 10mg CBD. Use the table below to determine the fluid amount that corresponds to your desired serving size using the graduated markings on the dropper. Journal your experience by writing down date, time, and amount, along with a few key questions specific to you. For example: What is my level of pain today? How is my arthritis? How anxious do I feel? Etc.
After a week, if you don’t see the results you’d like, increase the amount by approximately 5 mg. Do this each week until you achieve your desired results. Be patient as you are resetting your body internally. Remember, CBD is not a cure. It helps balance your body so you can respond better to all that life throws at you. Please do your own research – everyone’s body is different. Some people will find they can take a smaller amount of CBD and get the benefits they need; others will need to take more. (See our discussion in Hemp and CBD 101)
Serving Size Guide
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Tinctures are liquid extracts made from herbs that you take orally (by mouth), and are usually extracted in alcohol. FSF uses organic food-grade ethanol to produce our concentrated Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Extract, then we blend it to the desired strength using organic extra virgin olive oil. We chose olive oil for many reasons. It can be used sublingually (under the tongue), mixed into a variety of foods and drinks, and used incooking. It can also serve as a moisturizer or massage oil.
Medium Chain Triglyceride (MCT) Oil has been a fad in the health food market for a while and is now making its rounds in the hemp industry as carrier oil in CBD tinctures. MCT is basically coconut oil refined to make it liquid at room temperature and most claims that MCT is good for the consumer are unfounded. MCT is a highly processed factory food, far removed from virgin coconut oil; calling it organic makes as much sense as calling processed white bread organic because it started out with organic whole grain flour. Unrefined coconut oil could be a superior carrier for CBD except it is not liquid at room temperature.
Enter olive oil. In addition to all its heart-healthy characteristics, backed by extensive research, olive oil is liquid at room temperature. Chemistry and science demonstrate why olive oil is a superior choice to MCT oil, and drove our decision to use it in our Drops tinctures at Frogsong Farm.
No, we remove 100% of the organic alcohol via distillation. We are able to recover almost all of that in a closed-loop process and are able to reuse and recycle it to reduce our environmental footprint.
At any strength you can feel confident that you will be giving your body support from phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals of the highest quality possible. If you are new to using Frogsong Farm products, you might like to try Drops. This is a great introduction to the qualities found in our products at an affordable price. If you have tried Frogsong Farm in the past, regularly consume hemp products, have a generally active lifestyle, or are just looking for a higher level of phytocannabinoids and phytochemicals, our Drops Plus may be perfect for you.
For product specific information and detailed descriptions, including ingredients, strengths, and sizes, please visit the Shopping Page
- Drops contains 300mg of CBD per ounce.
- Drops Plus contains 750mg of CBD per ounce.
CBD taken internally can inhibit the P450 enzyme which metabolizes many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit also inhibit this same liver enzyme, which is why doctors often say not to consume grapefruit just before or after taking a medication. We encourage anyone thinking about using CBD in conjunction with other medications to visit their doctor or care provider and get their opinion before trying any new products.
This will vary by individual. Our customers report that they typically see results in 10 days to two weeks. If you don’t experience results you may need to increase the serving size incrementally until you do. This will be your preferred daily level.
While our droppers have graduated markings that are accurate to 0.25ml (see above table), there is no standard for the amount of drops any given dropper will give per ml. The materials the dropper is made from, the type of fluid (water vs. oil) and manufacturing tolerances all contribute to this. Currently, our droppers give approximately 40 drops per ml. Always calibrate your dropper if you want to use even finer increments than the table gives. Simply take up a ml of common kitchen oil, like olive oil, and count the drops. The only time you are likely to need this is if you are determining the serving size for a small pet.
A note on droppers: Keeping the dropper clean and devoid of any bacteria is essential to your health and the preservation of the hemp extract. If you choose to use the dropper for oral application of our hemp extracts, take special care to keep it from coming in contact with the interior and exterior of your mouth. It is recommended that you clean the dropper after each use, especially if it comes in contact with your mouth, with an alcohol swab to ensure proper storage of the product.
Yes! While we formulated our products for human use, many of our customers are reporting great success with using them on their furry friends. They follow the guidelines they have found on the internet for amount of CBD by weight of their pet. We will, at some point in the future, look into making products specifically for pets. The generally accepted amounts recommended by veterinarians run from 2 to 5mg CBD per 10 pounds of body weight.
As with humans, it is best to start out low and slow, in the range of 2mg per 10 pounds of pet body weight. If you are not seeing the results you want after a week or two, slowly increase the level by 1-2mg per serving. We have had customers reporting great results with both their cats and dogs at these levels. The great news is there is no overdose level, although too much could make your pet groggy.
Our tincture products are created using organic methods, including the extraction, and are then blended with pure organic extra virgin olive oil that pets love. You can put the serving size in with their food or let them lick it off your palms as a treat.
To determine what serving size to use for your pet, use the table below to find the fluid amount that corresponds to your desired CBD serving size. Your dropper comes complete with graduated markings to make measurement easy.
Serving Size Guide
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We recommend storing your Frogsong Farm Drops and Drops Plus anywhere that the bottle isn’t consistently exposed to light and/or heat. For further inquiries please contact our Customer Support team.
We don’t have sample sizes of the Drops or Drops Plus. It is very difficult for one to see the results of the internal tinctures like Drops with a very small sample. We find it generally takes up to two weeks to see whether the dose you are taking gives you the results you are looking for, and even then you may need to increase the dosage to find the amount you personally need. We made a conscious decision to price our highest quality products well below the market in order for more people to be able to experience this wonderful product.
Cannabinoids are a group of organic fatty compounds found in hemp but also produced by other plants and the human body. They are the primary chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These compounds are key players in normal immune and central nervous system functioning. There are more than 110 identified cannabinoids.
A system within the human body called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) has receptors, two of which are known as CB1 and CB2, which these compounds fit into and activate. The ECS uses cannabinoids to support cells and healthy immune system function, despite fluctuations in our external environment.*
Hemp produces more than 110 different phytocannabinoids naturally. Of the 110+ non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known. Others include Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC) & more.
Frogsong Farm whole-plant full spectrum extracts tap a unique assortment of hemp’s phytocannabinoids, plus terpenes, flavonoids, and other valuable hemp compounds to support the body.**
**More information on receptor activation and their effects on the body should be researched through reliable sources. We cannot provide health claims.
The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within all mammals’ bodies. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s.
Phytocannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system that helps support homeostasis and health. The ECS works to constantly maintain balance at a cellular level. This receptor system exists in the immune system, the central nervous system, the peripheral nervous system, tissues, organs, and more. The prevalence of these many receptors helps explain why CBD has so many potential uses and is so effective. The ECS accepts our bodies’ own endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp.
The ECS is designed to support cells and healthy immune system function, despite fluctuations in our external environment.
A human’s endocannabinoid system affects many regions of the body, including functions of the immune system, the central nervous system (including the brain), organs, connective tissue, and glands. The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy & balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the autonomic nervous system.
Frogsong Farm products are whole-plant extracts that include a range of beneficial compounds found in hemp, including phytocannabinoids and other phyto-compounds (such as terpenes and flavonoids) that work to support your health. Hemp produces over 80 different cannabinoids that work to support the ECS.*
To support our body’s endocannabinoids, FSF’s Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Extract’s natural phytocannabinoids can be introduced to support the ECS’s major receptors, CB1 and CB2. This helps to maintain proper balance, allowing for immune system support.**
**More information on receptor activation and their effects on the body should be researched through reliable sources. We cannot provide health claims.
Terpenes are the primary constituents of essential oils. In general, pure essential oils can be subdivided into two distinct groups of chemical constituents; hydrocarbons which are made up almost exclusively of terpenes (monoterpenes, sesquiterpenes, and diterpenes), and the oxygenated compounds which are mainly esters, aldehydes, ketones, alcohols, phenols, and oxides. Terpenes are the primary components of essential oils of many types of medicinal plants and flowers. In addition, terpenes are also major biosynthetic building blocks with nearly every living creature. Steroids, for example, are derivatives of the triterpene squalene.
The Entourage Effect is a phrase coined in 1998 by two Israeli scientists to describe their findings that taking the entire spectrum of natural chemicals found in cannabis is more beneficial than only taking a single molecular compound.
The entourage effect, also known as a synergistic effect, refers to the increase in therapeutic benefits derived from CBD when used in conjunction with the many dozens of other compounds found within natural hemp flower, and whole plant extract. There is anecdotal evidence that the many terpenes, flavonoids and cannabinoids work together within the Endocannabinoid system to produce a much more effective medicine than single molecule CBD. We encourage anyone interested in educating themselves further to conduct your own search and share what you learn on our blog.
Frogsong Farm products are whole-plant extracts that include a variety of phytochemicals. These beneficial compounds include a range of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
Preliminary clinical studies are beginning to report CBD can have a therapeutic potential. Therapeutic uses include pain relief, accelerated athletic recovery, enhanced relaxation, improved mood, reductions in stress and frustration, alleviation of occasional nausea, support of immune system health, and anti-seizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, anti-psychotic, and anti-anxiety attributes. The list of conditions continues to grow. We will continue to share research and articles on the therapeutic purposes of CBD. *
Cannabidiol exists in two states, CBD and CBD-a. CBD-a, is the acid form of CBD that is actually produced by the hemp plant. CBD-a is a more inactive form in that it does not bind to the ECS receptors as efficiently or have the same results due to its different molecular shape. It must be activated to form CBD (see Decarboxylation)
An organic product, CBD is a safer, natural alternative to synthetic options with little to no side effects. In hemp’s multi-thousand-year history, there has never been a recorded fatality. While CBD has been shown to be non-toxic even at extreme doses, you should consult your doctor if you plan on taking more than 150mg in a 24 hour period.
* See FDA Disclaimer
Decarboxylation is sometimes referred to as “activating” the cannabinoids found in hemp. It is a chemical reaction that happens during or immediately after the extraction process. The most common method is by heating CBD-a to 248°F, the most efficient temperature for this process. When CBD-a reaches 248°F the carboxyl group (COOH) breaks away and is replaced by a hydrogen atom. This step is important, as the decarboxylation of CBD-a to CBD is critical to ensuring that the CBD present in our products have the desired effects within the endocannabinoid system.
CBD is not psychotropic like THC, meaning it has no intoxicating effects and will not get you high. CBD appears to have a moderating effect by keeping THC from binding to the nervous system receptors in the endocannabinoid system causing a calming effect and counteracting THC’s psychotropic effects.
A number of factors determine your ideal CBD dosage. This can include your weight, metabolism, and genetics, among others. Because each individual’s endocannabinoid system is unique, some people may only require a small amount of CBD to receive their desired benefits, while others may require much higher doses to experience the same effects. If this is your first time trying CBD, we suggest starting with a small amount, 10mg, and see if this dosage works for you. Our customers report that they typically see results in 10 days to two weeks. If you don’t experience results you may need to up the serving size incrementally until you do. This will be your preferred daily level.
You should always discuss your use with your healthcare practitioner.
Various Academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere are currently studying the effects of CBD. Scientists refer to CBD as a “promiscuous” compound because it confers therapeutic benefits in many different ways while tapping into how we function physiologically and biologically on a deep level. Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities *.
It can be very confusing for a first time buyer not sure exactly what they are searching for. There are many online stores selling numerous Hemp or CBD products. It can be a challenge to sort through all the options for even the seasoned CBD veteran. Many large retailers like Amazon and Target sell “hemp oil”, but they do not contain CBD.
Hemp oil, actually should be called hemp seed oil (remember our earlier discussion in Top Questions), comes from only the seeds of hemp and does not include all of the same plant compounds and is primarily composed of dietary fats and nutrients.
CBD extract is the essential oil produced from the leaves, buds, and stem of the hemp plant. In the extraction process, the oil retains a range of the phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found naturally in hemp.
Products labeled as “hemp oil” do not provide the reported benefits of CBD, or other cannabinoid-based products. The Hemp Industries Association makes the distinction between hemp oil and CBD extracts, stating, “CBD is not a product or component of hemp seeds and labeling to that effect is misleading and motivated by the desire to take advantage of the legal gray area of CBD under federal law. Hemp seed oil does not contain any significant quantity of CBD.”
Frogsong Farm produces a whole plant hemp extract, our Full Spectrum CBD Hemp extract, with a broad spectrum of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. Phytocannabinoids are phyto-compounds produced by the hemp plant. Cannabinoids work with the mammalian Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is a vast receptor system to support homeostasis and health.* It exists in the immune system, many organs, and the central nervous system. The ECS accepts our bodies’ internal endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp.
We process our CBD extract in-house using organic ethanol. The CBD, extracted from our craft hemp, is legal and can be shipped to all 50 states.
The term phytochemicals is generally used to describe plant compounds that are under research with unestablished effects on health and are not scientifically defined as essential nutrients. Regulatory agencies governing food labeling in Europe and the United States have provided guidance for industry limiting or preventing health claims about phytochemicals on food product or nutrition labels.
FSF uses an organic ethanol (EtOH) extraction method. As such we get many questions about EtOH and CO2 extraction. CO2 extraction, or super critical CO2 extraction, is currently the most popular technique. Many extracts out on the market today are using this process. It yields a significant amount of CBD however; the ethanol extraction technique is rapidly gaining ground, as ethanol is a stronger solvent and yields substantially more of the other nutrients, like the potent antioxidant Vitamin E, as well as the terpenes and other cannabinoids. CO2 is good for CBD while the EtOH extraction technique is fast and super effective at not just getting the CBD out of the plant but also extracting all of the other great compounds from the plant like the terpenes, CBN, and Vitamin E.
Both methods can produce excellent extracts. CO2 is a good extraction method. CO2 processing can be adjusted to several temperature and heat parameters that are selective for cannabinoids, terpenes, and many other compounds that are found in the hemp feedstock. CO2 processing by itself makes a crude oil in the first run that attempts to maximize the yield. The crude oil contains the chemistry of interest and many other (100’s) of compounds. In order to clean up the crude extract, it is mixed with ethanol, chilled, then filtered and the remaining ethanol is distilled off leaving a much cleaner and visibly translucent product. This product can then be distilled under high vacuum to get a crystal clear high purity oil.
Other methods using CO2 use co-solvents (ethanol is one) that get better extractions quicker, but still not as quick as ethanol by itself. CO2 can destroy the natural compounds in the hemp—if put under too high a pressure and heat in the acidic CO2 process. The results under high pressures and temperature can be ethanol esters of the plant oils and other compounds. Besides that, CO2 by itself is reactive and acidic in nature. Acidic conditions and pressure are more likely to create side reactants from natural compounds and acetic acid from any water present.
Ethanol extracts are much more straightforward. They can be done at hot or cold temperatures, run under vacuum, atmospheric pressure, or slight pressure. The extractions can be done super cold or room temperature and up to the boiling point of the ethanol (although cold-room temp is better). Mild extraction conditions are gentler on the compounds. Ethanol dissolves the cannabinoids faster than CO2 also so more cannabinoids are retained in a shorter period of time. This means the cannabinoids are more soluble in ethanol than CO2. Extreme pressure and heat are used to make the cannabinoids soluble in the CO2 where ethanol dissolves cannabinoids at normal temp and pressure. It takes a liter of liquid CO2 to dissolve 0.2 grams of cannabinoids. One liter of ethanol can easily dissolve 200X – 1000X the same cannabinoids and at milder extraction conditions.
Ethanol also extracts plant pigments along with the cannabinoids if the conditions are warm enough. Similar to the crude extract from CO2, the extract needs to be cleaned up by winterizing then by high vacuum distillation if a crystal clear product is desired.
Either one of these is a good method. Both use ethanol as a food-grade solvent if the extract will be cleaned up and turned into clear oil. Either one can produce extracts over 70% total cannabinoids in the first run.
When you use CO2 you still need to use ethanol to purify the extract in the winterization stage. CO2 extracts can separate out different fractions (but not very good on common machines) and can keep more terpenes in the extract before winterization. After winterization and decarboxylation the extracts will both have lost some of their original terpenes.
This is a very broad topic with lots of opinions on either side. Both methods work very well when done right and any possible residual solvent is not only GRAS (FDA classification meaning “Generally Regarded As Safe”) but not a petroleum product.
One of the most effective refinement procedures is winterization, which consists in soaking the extract in alcohol and freezing it in order to separate the residual products. Winterization is done after the initial extraction procedure to remove unwanted substances, like plant waxes, fats and chlorophyll.
Frogsong Farm, established in 2011 with the intent to practice organic and sustainable farming methods, has been tending its land since then in preparation for organic certification. Because of the care we have used in working the land, we don’t have the issues described below.
Hemp is a bio-accumulator, which means that it uptakes soil and air contents faster than it breaks them down or removes them. This means that there is a potential for the CBD derived from hemp to retain environmental pollutants depending on where it is grown. This can create serious problems from products derived from China or other places where there are large levels of soil contamination or air pollution.China is currently the world’s largest hemp producer, and much of the CBD on the marketplace is produced overseas in places where there is less regulation regarding heavy metals. Even in the United States, there is potential for soil contamination on industrial lands, downstream of mines or other contaminated areas because hemp will accumulate toxins faster than other plants.
Hemp is hearty plant, so pesticide usage on hemp itself is generally rather minimal. The problem is that hemp, being such a new crop, is often planted on land that was recently used for other agricultural purposes. Those previous crops are very likely to have been exposed to pesticides and the pesticides will stay in the soil for years. Hemp does an amazing job at removing and cleaning up the pesticides from the soil, but in this process will carry the pesticides into the plant and the finished product. Depending on where the hemp is grown, it may also be exposed to pesticides that are sprayed in the air. Since hemp is extracted and refined down, the pesticide levels reflected in finished products will generally be much higher than those found in other products grown in the same conditions.
Testing practices are critical to being able to ensure a safe and consistent product, especially for any producers who buy either biomass or CBD extracts from another party. Frogsong Farm only uses our pristine craft hemp so only needs a periodic test for R&D purposes. We are committed to only providing the highest quality products, and abide by all FDA and USDA limits. Every CBD producer should test their final product for potency, pesticides, and heavy metals. Frogsong Farm posts our results on our Test Results Page .
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