What is CBD?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many compounds produced by the hemp plant. CBD does not produce the same psychoactive effects as recreational cannabis. That’s because recreational cannabis plants contain high concentrations (between 5%-30%) of THC, while hemp plants by definition have less than 0.3% THC.
Where do you get your CBD?
Currently our organic hemp extract, which contains CBD, comes from the Pacific Northwest, U.S.A. It is lab tested for purity and consistency.
What is Hemp Extract?
Hemp extract is the result of an extraction process that separates the fibers and waxes of the plant from the compounds they contain. What’s left is a sticky goop of concentrated cannabinoids and other compounds produced by the hemp plant, without any of the inert plant materials that contribute nothing to your experience. We use CO2 and ethanol in our extraction processes as opposed to hydrocarbons. While hydrocarbon extraction has its merits, we opt to use CO2 and ethanol because they are safer for both the planet and the consumer than hydrocarbon extraction techniques.
What can your product help me with?
Cannabinoid therapy has many facets, and almost everyone who pursues cannabinoid therapy does so for different reasons. While it might sound like snake oil sales, CBD really does do a wide variety of things that vary broadly from person to person. That’s why we curate particular ingredients and scent profiles that augment the base effects of CBD so users can tailor their experience to their needs. For some, CBD is the ultimate relaxation aid. For those types, we make products with lavender, valerian, and other botanicals that are favored for their relaxing qualities. For others, CBD is a great focus aid, so we offer products with uplifting botanical ingredients to augment those kinds of experiences.
How does Rapid Delivery work?
OrcaSong Botanicals’ Rapid Delivery technology is made from natural ingredients and works by creating an iontophoretic effect when in contact with tissue. In essence, it uses a tiny chemical reaction that creates a current that draws compounds into the tissue for increased efficacy.
Do your products contain THC?
We work to keep the goodness of all the plants with which we work intact. We only work with products that have less than the legal limit of 0.3% THC which means that none of our products produce any psychoactive effects.
Other companies use isolates, stripped-down, pure CBD, Those isolates, though, contain none of the other compounds or complex chemicals on offer in the hemp plant. The extracts we use, on the other hand, offer a far more robust cannabinoid profile than can be achieved with CBD isolate. CBD is produced alongside thousands of other helpful compounds in the hemp plant, and its efficacy depends on the presence of those other compounds.
Does OrcaSong Have any certifications?
All of our ingredients are as organic (or at least natural) as we can find. We also source all of our ingredients as close as possible to the farm, which is WSDA certified organic.