FAQ

 How can Agape Nutrition staff assist me?

Please note that Agape Hemp and Agape Nutrition, LLC is not a medical facility and therefore we do not have any medical staff on board, nor do we provide any medical advice on any of our products. Our helpful staff can assist you with orders, pricing and general product information which can also be found on our website, video tutorials, blog articles, and product labels.

 

Cannabidiol 101

 

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

Discovered in 1992, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to endocannabinoids, the enzymes that regulate their production and degradation, and their receptors. Endocannabinoids are “messengers”, isolated from brain and peripheral tissues that communicate via cannabinoid receptors.

  1. Endogenous Cannabinoids (eCB): Anandamide and 2AG
  2. Main Receptors: CB1 and CB2
What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD), is a promising phytocannabinoid found in cannabis and/or agricultural hemp. It has been recognized for its benefits on human and animal health and is capable of affecting nearly every biological process via the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Can CBD get me high?
No, it cannot. CBD is a phytocannabinoid that is non-psychotoxic (it does not result in feelings of euphoria) and has a remarkable safety profile.
I heard CBD from agricultural hemp isn’t as potent. Is this true?

No. CBD is CBD, it does not matter where it is sourced from. The human body does not recognize whether a CBD compound was sourced from agricultural hemp or medical cannabis flower – all of the body’s biologic activity, interaction with various enzymes, and receptors specific to CBD remain the same.

What is the entourage effect?

Sometimes called the “whole-plant” or “entourage effect,” cannabis offers a complex biochemical matrix of many of its constituents working synergistically. There is much misinformation about the actual composition of some CBD-rich hemp products, however it actually contains many bioactive compounds that interplay to optimize health and wellness. This is what we call the “Hemptourage effect”.

 

Hemp

 

Is it legal to sell hemp-derived products?

Products that are manufactured from agricultural hemp, which contains less than 0.3% THC in dry weight, are exempt from the Federal Controlled Substances Act, therefore are currently not unlawful for distribution.  We are happy to provide a signed legal opinion to those who are interested in learning more.

Why would I choose hemp over medical cannabis?

The low amounts of THC in agricultural hemp make it a more favorable choice for those who would like to experience the benefits without the euphoria or psycho-toxicity that is associated with medical cannabis. Also, our PlusCBD™ Oil product line is created in facilities that assure quality, safety and efficacy – offering consistent products you can count on.

What are benefits from using hemp?

Hemp contains excellent nutritional value, providing essential nutritional components called Essential Fatty acids that the human body does not produce naturally, and must be consumed by the diet. Further, emerging scientific research supports the consumption of CBD from hemp oil for general well-being and keeps you healthy, but doesn’t get you ”high.” Not only is hemp renewable and fast-growing, nearly every part of the plant is useable – for food, fiber, building materials and fuel, with an estimated 25,000 uses. Hemp sequesters CO2 and doesn’t need herbicides to thrive. It also leaves the soil in better condition than before it was planted.

Why do you source hemp from Europe and not in the United States?

Regulations regarding hemp growing in the United States have made it challenging to have a homegrown source at the scale in which we need to produce our products. Through our efforts with academic institutions and trade organizations, we continue to support all efforts in order to bring farming of agricultural hemp to the United States.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Agricultural hemp has tall, bamboo like, thick stocks, very thin leaves, and little to no flowers. Defined as a cannabis plant containing less than 0.3% THC, hemp is grown mainly to make textiles, food & oils, and does not get you “high”. Growing agricultural hemp has less restrictions than marijuana, which allows to be grown in larger scales and outdoors.

Marijuana plants tend to be shorter plants and are grown for their flowers. The THC content is higher in these plants and is mainly used recreationally, however, some states have legislation in place to allow marijuana for medical use with a recommendation from a doctor. Because of the restrictions regarding marijuana, growing these plants can be extremely difficult and leave an enormous carbon footprint, depending on the growing practices.

What’s the difference between hemp seed oil and hemp oil?

Hempseed oil is manufactured from hemp seeds, and contains low concentrations of cannabinoids to none. It is used for a variety of things such as: beauty products, lubricants, paints, and as a food.

Hemp oil is an extraction from the agricultural hemp aerial plant parts. This oil may contain higher concentrations phytocannabinoids such as CBD.

What are the benefits of taking CBD oil?
We make no claims to any health benefit from using our CBD and Hemp products pursuant to FDA regulations. Due to DSHEA guidelines, we cannot specifically state conditions CBD may affect. We encourage you to do your own research, consult with doctors, and use PubMed.gov as a resource as newly published research is coming out in real time. Anecdotal evidence and case reports are pushing the research needle forward, but more research is needed to provide structure/function claims associated with taking CBD oil.  We encourage you to talk to your doctor first before starting any new nutritional and dietary supplement regimen.
Are Hemp products legal to sell?
Hemp-derived products are currently lawful for distribution in the United States of America. Products that are manufactured from industrial hemp contain less than 0.3% THC in dry weight are exempt from the Federal Controlled Substances Act.
Will I fail a drug test?

We highly recommend that individuals who are required not to fail a drug test, should avoid all hemp-derived products, hemp protein products, hemp seed products, poppy seed products, and cold medicines to avoid any issues with the testing. This would include our products as well. While hemp-derived CBD products will not cause any feelings of intoxication (get you “high”), and are less than 3.0% THC which is below Federal guidelines. However, these products are not completely THC free, unless otherwise stated on the product page specifically 100% THC Free.

Can I order from anywhere in the United States?

Yes. We ship to all 50 states. Laws are frequently being updated. We recommend checking with your local administration to confirm the legality of consuming hemp CBD products in your area, before buying.

Is CBD Oil legal to send through the mail?
Yes, it is legal to ship CBD oil in the mail across the United States, but Federal law specifically states that it must contain less than 0.3% THC and must be derived from hemp as opposed to cannabis.

 

FDA

Agape Hemp and our products are compliant with FDA requirements regarding the resale of hemp and organic hemp derived CBD products.

What is the FDA's position on CBD and Hemp products?

The FDA maintains a Q and A page that can be found at FDA Q&A. We believe it is best to get your information from your personal physician and/or the FDA directly.

For additional information please review our Video link.