How do I use the Rock ‘n Roots extracts?

The most effective method for utilizing hemp extracts is sublingually (under the tongue). CBD oil can be absorbed directly into your bloodstream via the capillaries under your tongue. The oil should be held there up to two minutes. The remainder that is swallowed will pass through the liver, taking up to an hour for remaining CBD to enter the bloodstream.

Our topical products are for topical use only and can be applied liberally to unbroken skin.  In general topical products are less bioavailable (less CBD is actually absorbed and available for use by your body) than ingestible products so can be used at higher levels.

How much should I use?

Hemp is a personalized medicine. The right CBD hemp treatment depends on the person and the condition being treated. As with most substances, individuals with more body mass will require more CBD to experience its effects. With that being said, a good rule of thumb to determine your proper starting CBD dosage is to take 1–2MG of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight depending on your level of pain. We encourage you to follow the recommendations on the bottle and remember that few small doses throughout the course of the day is better than one big dose.

> Our 500 mg tinctures contain about 17 mg in each full dropper

> Our 1000 mg tinctures contain about 33 mg per full dropper

> Our 1800 mg tinctures contain about 60 mg in each full dropper

Do your oils contain THC?

For maximum benefit, our products are made with Full Spectrum CBD which means they include both cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating compound and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component of cannabis. The CBD and THC interact with different endocannabinoid receptors in the body, enhancing each other’s therapeutic effects. Although medical and recreational sales of marijuana can contain extremely high levels of THC, the plants we grow cannot contain more than 0.3% THC to be classified as industrial hemp, while the CBD concentration may be as high as 15% or more.

Will your oils cause me to fail a drug test?

All full spectrum CBD oil hemp products contain less than 0.3% THC. Ours are at 0.16% for 1000 mg products and 0.06% for 500 mg products. These are amazingly low levels of THC and very unlikely to cause a ‘fail’ on a drug test, however we can not guarantee anything with regards to drug testing results.  If this is something you are very concerned about but are still wanting to use a CBD product we recommend using a product that is created with CBD isolate which is 100% THC free.  As our company is focused on working with the benefits of full spectrum products we do not carry any isolate based products.

What is the Endocannabinoid system?

The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) has two components. First is the endocannabinoid receptors found on the surface of cells throughout the body. Second is the endocannabinoids themselves that interact with those receptors. Endocannabinoids, those produced naturally by our bodies, are signaling molecules.  A vast array of endoconnabinoids are produced by the nervous system in response to various states of health and also environmental factors. They interact with receptors found on the surface of cells throughout our bodies. Their job is to instruct a cell to adjust its activities to create a more balanced and harmonious state.  Cannabinoids like CBD, which is only one of nearly 100 cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, support our bodies Endocannabinoid System in it’s effort to create a more balanced state.

What is decarboxylation?

Decarboxylation is a chemical reaction that removes a carboxyl group and releases carbon dioxide (CO2). Usually, decarboxylation refers to a reaction of carboxylic acids, removing a carbon atom from a carbon chain. In relation to CBD, “decarb” refers to the process, through time and heat, of converting CBD-A, the natural occurring acid form of CBD in cannabis, to pure CBD, which is more bio-available then CBD-A. A low temperature heat is used to converts the majority of CBD-A to CBD while protecting terpenes, flavonoids and other constituents of the CBD extract. Research has shown that there may be specific health benefits associated with CBD-A, making it an equally important constituent of the entourage effect.

Are there any harsh chemicals used during processing?

We work with a licensed local processor that uses only Certified Organic Food Grade Ethanol to process in small batches. The cannabinoids and other constituents are alcohol soluble, with the resulting product  then being distilled to remove the ethanol for reuse.  We then test each batch to ensure that all the Ethanol is removed from the finished product. This is the most effective method of retaining all the healing aspects of the hemp plant.

Is your product 3rd party tested?

Yes we take testing very seriously. Please see attached documents of our most recent test results. You can also find the lab tests associated with each product in the shopping area.

How does our processor know if the Certified Organic Food Grade Ethanol is gone after extracting?

We do a decarboxylation process (more about that below) which heats the oil up and evaporates off any remaining ethanol. We then test our CBD oil using 3rd party labs to ensure there is no trace ethanol left.

What is the “entourage effect”?

Raphael Mechoulam is an Israeli scientist who was the first to isolate THC and establish the structure of CBD. He is credited with being among the first to describe the “entourage effect”, a term that refers to the combined effect of the various cannabinoids and other chemical compounds that exist in the cannabis plant. In theory, these compounds work together to produce an effect that is greater than the sum of its parts.
Hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids, including CBD, CBC, CBG, CBG-A, CBC-A, and CBN, among many others. In addition to the cannabinoids there are many other types of natural molecules such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins, omega fatty acids, and trace minerals. Additionally, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavonoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, and terpenes are all present in CBD hemp.

Terpenes which are also present in many foods, account for the smell and taste in cannabis strains and are also attributed with such benefits as being anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety and anti-fungal.

Cannabis, Marijuana, Hemp… what’s the difference?

No matter what you call it, all Cannabis plants are derived from 3 subspecies – Sativa, Indica and ruderalis. Some growers consider Kush varieties to be another sub-species, originating  from the Hindu Kush region of India.

Users of medical or recreational marijuana typically consider Sativa to be the “head high” strain (THC dominant) and Indica (CBD dominant) to be the more “body high” strain. However, the reality is that due to years of cross breeding, the type of high one gets has less to due with the strain than the levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD (Cannabidiol), flavonoids and terpenes. THC and CBD are just the two most prevalent types of over 100 different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis plant.

Cannabis has been grown for thousands of years for fiber and seed – utilized for rope, paper, and oil as well as nutritional and medicinal uses. It is only in recent times, through genetic crossbreeding, that plants have been available with considerably higher amounts of THC and CBD.

Currently, the term “hemp” is used to refer to the strains of Cannabis use for food, fiber and CBD production – considered “industrial hemp” by the Department of Agriculture. Strains grown for high CBD concentration look not at all like the strains for fiber and seed, yet are still considered industrial hemp so long as the contain no more than 0.3% THC. Cannabis sativa cultivars are used for fibers due to their long stems and may grow more than 20 feet tall, while the indica/sativa cross strains for CBD are shorter and bushier, looking much like the plants grown for high THC content.

* Our Disclaimer

CBD products have not been evaluated or approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Products on this website are not for use by under the age of 18. Void where prohibited by law. These products should be used only as directed on the label. It should not be used if you are pregnant or nursing. Consult with a physician before use if you have a serious medical condition or use prescription medications. A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this.

Can your products be used for vaping?

No! Our products are not formulated for vaping and under no circumstances should any of our products be used for vaping or in vape pens.