Frequently Asked Questions

CBD Related Questions

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is just one of several different molecules known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD can act as a neurotransmitter and is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

CBD oil is a natural essential oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It is used by people all over the world as a dietary supplement and for a variety of therapeutic purposes.

Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids can mimic neurotransmitters that we call endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies.

CBD can act as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters help to regulate bodily systems at a cellular level. CBD has been shown to have effects on a wide array of systems in the human body, such as the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, and kidneys, the epidermis and others. CBD is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Although CBD is used as a component in a drug known as Epidiolex, which is used to treat various disorders, CBD oil is not considered to be a drug. CBD does not cause a high like marijuana.

Hemp seed oil is distinct from CBD oil. While CBD is produced by extracting the essential oils from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp oil is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil and sesame oil. Hemp seed oil does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD.

Hemp is a family of cannabis strains which are grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. AkäVie CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp known as PCR hemp — or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. This proprietary strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by most CBD producers.

CBD oil is an essential oil extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers. It contains beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil or sesame seed oil and is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD or terpenes.

Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Whereas marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug, hemp contains negligible amounts of THC, does not cause a high and is not considered to be a drug. All AkäVie products undergo a patented process which removes all traces of THC from the product.

Many people use CBD to promote a healthy state known as homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a healthy balance in all its systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems.

Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC. However, all AkäVie products show no detectable THC. We use a patented technology to remove any residual THC found in hemp extract.

Medical marijuana/cannabis contains THC, which is a cannabinoid that causes a high. Medical cannabis can cause a multitude of impairments. CBD is not psychotropic, meaning that it does not cause a high like THC. CBD can be used as part of your everyday life. Use at work, driving or any other physical activities including exercise and sports.

The term broad-spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in PCR hemp and contains No Detectable THC. While many CBD oil products are made using CBD isolate, AkäVie broad-spectrum oils maintain the same concentrations of these beneficial compounds that are found in the original PCR hemp plant.

AkäVie CBD products are made with broad-spectrum oils which have had all traces of THC removed. All AkäVie products do not cause a high.

As of this writing, there is no record of anyone ever overdosing on CBD.

Yes. TSA Update: Flying With Some CBD Oil Is Now Okay. The TSA says some CBD oil and FDA-approved medications are cleared for take-off. Recreational and medical marijuana is legal in some states, but the TSA has always been clear that flying with any form of marijuana was illegal.

Broad-spectrum CBD users report a wide range of benefits. These benefits are usually greater than the benefits provided by non-broad-spectrum products, such as those containing CBD isolate. All AkäVie products contain broad-spectrum CBD oil. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.

Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what gives cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.

CBD can be administered in a variety of ways. The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason for which it’s being taken. If you use CBD oil for health maintenance, capsules or tinctures are recommended. If you are treating a particular medical condition, consult with a qualified medical professional for advice on the ideal method of administration for your condition.

A CBD tincture is a preparation made from CBD extract. It is used orally (swallowed) and sublingually (under the tongue). When used sublingually, CBD can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via capillaries found in tissues in the mouth. When consumed orally it must pass through the digestive system, but it is also absorbed via the lining of the stomach.

The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables, including the reason it is being used, the method of administration, sex, age, weight, diet, exercise and so on. In case it is recommended that you consult with a qualified medical professional.

CBD can be taken multiple times each day, or at particular times of day, depending on the reason it is being used. CBD oil is also often administered upon the onset of particular conditions or symptoms.

No. Unlike marijuana and THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and does not cause a high.

No. You will not be required to produce a medical marijuana card in order to purchase our CBD online or in stores.

CBD itself does not have an expiration date. However, CBD oil products can degrade and should be consumed within a certain period of time. They should be stored in airtight containers either in the refrigerator or in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates for more information.

How to Store Your CBD Products Properly

Let’s face it, you would like to preserve the freshness of your CBD products while also ensuring that the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes don’t breakdown or degrade too soon.

Under the best storage techniques, CBD products expire anywhere between a year and two years after opening the container. However, the best “use by time” could be longer if fantastic care is taken of your CBD products.

Before delving deeper into details on how you can store such products to preserve their potency and quality, let’s look at:

The factors inhibiting the shelf-life of CBD products.

There are three threats to the long shelf-life of CBD products. These include:

  • Heat
  • Direct sunlight
  • Oxygen.

With those three in mind, let’s see how you can properly store your CBD products:

1.    Keep Your CBD Products in a Cool Environment

CBD’s potency gets affected to a great extent by heat. In fact, CBD can expire after a short while when subjected to high levels of heat or lose most of its cannabinoids, thus losing most of the properties.

You should never leave these products in your car, near an oven, heater, drier, and any other component that can produce heat.

You can make use of your pantry to store your products. We, recommend storing CBD in your fridge for the most exceptional results.

If you store CBD oil in your fridge and don’t like the cold oil, you can place the bottle under lukewarm water. After a couple minutes, the oil will warm to room temperature. You could also take the bottle out of the fridge an hour or so before you are ready to take the CBD and let it warm up to room temperature naturally.

The products may take up to two years to expire from the day of opening the container when under refrigeration.

2.    Store CBD Products away from Direct Sunlight

Windows let direct sunlight inside the house. It would be extremely helpful if you keep CBD products out of the reach of sun rays. Do not keep your CBD products on window sills ever.

The exposure to direct sunlight will cause these products to lose their strength; thus, rendering them not so useful for addressing one’s pain points.

This explains why Akävie uses opaque bottles for packing CBD products – to protect products from being affected by sunlight.

3.    Use Air-tight Containers to Seal the Products

As mentioned above, the exposure to oxygen may lead to a low lifespan of CBD products. To curb this, make sure to seal your products cover tightly in the container provided.

Oxygen has the ability to breakdown the terpenes, flavonoid, and cannabinoid profiles of CBD products and may adversely affect their potency levels.

You should ensure that the products come in sealed airtight containers as you purchase them. Additionally, it would be primal to ensure that you keep on checking that the lids are correctly fitting and that no air gets inside the contents.

Necessarily, the products can have a shelf-life of a year or so from the time of opening the lid when not under refrigeration. This is, of course, dependent on storage of your products. Always, away from direct sunlight, in airtight containers, and hot environment.

FAQs about How to Store CBD Products Properly

How can I know that CBD oil has gone bad?

While most people take their hemp CBD oil within a short period, it’s understandable that you may be curious to know how you can differentiate between good and expired CBD oil.

Your sense of smell helps big time here. The aromatic, herbal scent of hemp becomes rancid when CBD oil goes bad.

How can I store CBD products other than oil/tinctures?

The formula is the same. All CBD products should be kept away from heat, direct sunlight, and air.

All of the products sold by AkäVie are 100% THC free. This is confirmed on our internal lab reports and the third-party reports done on every batch we sell. Our third-party reports are conducted by the most advanced cannabis testing labs in the United States. You will not test positive for THC if the lab testing your urine or blood is an advanced testing lab.

The same cannot be said about drug test kits purchased online or at retail stores. These test kits are not advanced enough to distinguish between THC and CBD.

If you ever test positive for THC in a situation that matters, immediately go to a local lab in your area and have them take a urine or blood sample. This will allow you to show evidence that you did not have THC in your blood.
If you would like to see our internal and third-party labs, just visit our Lab Results page in our top navigation. If you have questions, please contact us here.

Because of its ability to help the body maintain homeostasis, reduce inflammation and act as an antioxidant, CBD is often used for health maintenance.

Much more research needs to be done in this area. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional.

In some cases, such as when using a vaporizer or sublingual tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary.

Yes, our premium CBD is safe for pets. Most customers use our Dog Treats for dogs. We do recommend that you consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with your pet and knowledgeable in the use of CBD oil in pet health.

The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.

Broad-spectrum CBD oil, such as that used in AkäVie products, contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes as well as other beneficial compounds. Each of the compounds has particular effects on the human body. Because terpenes can affect how the body responds to cannabinoids, the combined effect is often greater than the sum of the individual effects. The overall effect produced is known as the entourage effect. Non-broad-spectrum products do not have the benefit of the entourage effect and are therefore not recommended.

In its natural state, CBD oil is not water-soluble. AkäVie softgels and balms are made with a patented process which encapsulates the CBD oil into nano-sized emulsion particles which are water-soluble, allowing the CBD oil to be carried by the bloodstream and easily absorbed into tissues.

General Product Questions

Yes, our lab reports for each batch is posted on our website. Click Here to see our most recent lab reports.

No. All AkäVie products show no detectable THC. We use patented technology to remove any residual THC found in our hemp extract.

AkäVie offers some of the most potent CBD products available. However, the amount of CBD in AkäVie products varies from product to product. Please refer to the product label for exact concentrations of CBD in each product.

All AkäVie products go through a series of rigorous testing by in-house and third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential harsh contaminants.

The FDA recently approved a CBD-based drug called Epidiolex although CBD has not been approved by the FDA as a treatment for other conditions at this time. However, studies are underway on CBD’s effects on a wide variety of conditions. Many of the other ingredients in AkäVie products have been approved by the FDA for human consumption.

Yes. All AkäVie products go through a rigorous series of tests by third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential harsh contaminants.

The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason for which it’s being taken as well as other factors such as age and weight. If using CBD oil for health maintenance, tinctures or capsules are recommended. If treating a particular medical condition, consult with a qualified medical professional for advice on the ideal method of administration for your condition.

All AkäVie products contain broad-spectrum CBD oil produced by a gentle extraction method. This retains the beneficial compounds produced by the cannabis plant. We do not use any harsh solvents in our extraction process. We encourage you to read about Our Process Here.

The special PCR hemp used to produce AkäVie products is grown in Colorado.

Yes. AkäVie products are grown using organic methods and contain other organically grown ingredients. All AkäVie products are vegan-friendly, except for the softgels.

Yes. All AkäVie products are gluten-free.

AkäVie products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. All of our products contain THC-free, broad-spectrum CBD oil. We also use a patented nanoemulsion method which makes our CBD water-soluble, resulting in a higher bioavailability than standard products. This means more of the CBD gets put to use by your body. Our CBD oil is extracted using a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents that can degrade beneficial compounds. We use only the finest available ingredients in our products. Our tinctures are one of only a few broad-spectrum THC-free tinctures available. If someone else claims to have a broad-spectrum 100% THC-free product, ask to look at their lab results.

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AkäVie offers a 30-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, simply email us at refunds@akavie.com or through our Contact Us page and we will give you a full refund.

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CBD has been shown in numerous studies to be well tolerated in humans. It is non-toxic and non-addictive. There is no known incidence of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. Also, all of AkäVie products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they are free of THC and any potential harsh contaminants.