What is CBD Oil?
CBD oil is a cannabinoid-rich but non-psychoactive substance taken from hemp and cannabis plants. In most cases, industrial hemp is used to make the oil, as this kind of hemp is legally required to have a maximum of .3% THC. When the CBD oil is extracted, it needs to be isolated from the THC entirely.
How is Mix Rx Different Than Other CBD Brands in the Market?
GENETICS: Our unique genetics is rich in CBD and other minor cannabinoids, and abundant with 30+ terpenes. CBD constitutes more than 90% of all cannabinoids and primary terpenes are beta-caryophyllene, humulene, Linalool, pinene, and bisabolol, all of the medicinal and synergistic with CBD.
VERTICAL INTEGRATION: We grow, extract, manufacture finished products, and perform R&D on new product ideas, all ourselves. Customers are welcome to see our farms and extraction and manufacturing facilities, to ensure there is transparency regarding quality, scale, and technologies used.
ZERO-THC: Our proprietary manufacturing uses chromatography to remove THC but retains all other synergistic molecules in hemp oil. The removal of THC combined with preservation of diverse cannabinoids, terpenes, lipids, and flavonoids, ensures that the full spectrum nature of our oil is preserved. The full-spectrum oil is what is responsible for the entourage effect, which makes our hemp oil medicinal in nature.
NANO-TECHNOLOGY: The technical term is actually nanoemulsion, but that doesn’t roll off the tongue as well as nanotechnology so we’ll stick with the latter term for now.
The water-soluble hemp oil is a nanoemulsion (very small hemp oil droplets dispersed in the formula), which ensure very high absorption efficiency in the blood upon ingestion. The nanoemulsion-based oil is absorbed into the bloodstream four-times higher than regular hemp oil and works quickly on a full or empty stomach.
Basically if you're buying CBD oil that isn’t formulated with nanotechnology then you’re going to be waiting on average an extra 45 minutes to an hour for the hemp extract to kick into your bloodstream.
What is Special About our Extraction Process?
- We use food-grade ethanol or supercritical CO2
- High CBD, low THC, high terpene plant genetics leads to high-quality extract
- No external additive
- Closed, enclosed process to preserve terpenes
- THC is completely removed
- All other components, minor cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, are preserved.
- NO solvents
- NO heavy metals
- NO pesticides
Wait, Cannabis? Does CBD Oil Get you High?
Even though CBD can be extracted from marijuana plants, it’s the THC that’s responsible for “getting high.” By isolating just the CBD, you can enjoy lots of other benefits – lowered anxiety and pain relief, for example – without getting the munchies.
How do I take CBD Oil?
CBD oil comes in many forms and can be consumed in many ways – vaped, dropped in your morning coffee, swallowed in a capsule–you can even mix the oil with products like coconut oil to create a soothing, localized topical ointment. But be sure to speak with a doctor first. They’ll have the best idea for how much to take based on what you’re treating.
Is CBD Oil Legal?
As of right now, CBD products derived entirely from industrial-grade hemp and not cannabis (like ours!) are legal throughout the country–though it’s not unusual for customs agents to confiscate CBD products, so travel carefully if you want to hold on to your legal CBD.
Mix Rx is a legal entity, licensed by AZ State Dept. of selling FDA products and compliant with Federal Farm Bill 2014, Section 7606. Our THC-free PCR (Phytocannabinoid-Rich) Hemp Oil is legal to be sold within and outside US.
However, in light of the recent warning letters by FDA to some CBD suppliers, it is essential that no medical claims that have not been approved, are put on the product, package, or any marketing documents.
Does it work?
Yes! While experiences will certainly differ from person to person, for many, CBD has proven effective in treating a number of ailments that other more conventional medicines have failed to do.
Does CBD come with any side effects?
For most people, CBD is totally safe and side effects are rare, but not unheard of. In a 2017 study centered largely on treating epilepsy and psychotic disorders with CBD, it was found that mild forms of depression, nausea, sleepiness, dry mouth, dizziness, and indigestion can occur. That said, these tests involved high doses of CBD, much larger than the average at-home dosage.
What is the difference between CBD and Hemp Oil?
Because CBD Oil can be extracted from hemp, it can be easy to confuse CBD and Hemp Oil products. After all, if CBD comes from hemp, doesn’t that technically make it hemp oil? The difference is in what part of the plant is used during the extraction process. Hemp oil – which is great for cooking, skin care, and hair care – is extracted from the hemp seed and has little to no cannabinoid content. CBD Oil, on the other hand, comes from hemp stalks, flowers, and leaves and is cultivated with high CBD content in mind.
Is it possible to take too much CBD Oil at once?
Taking a large amount of CBD won’t have any major negative effects, but it may hinder the supplement’s ability to help you, given the body’s tendency to build a tolerance for things it deals with large amounts of. People find that CBD taken for therapeutic purposes is best enjoyed in small doses throughout the day instead of large doses all at once, and those taking CBD should start low while measuring out a dose that works for them. CBD’s effects can also take a little time to kick in, so wait it out before taking more.
Can I vape CBD Oil?
Yes and no! It can be confusing, as both products are often listed as CBD Oil, but concentrates made for ingesting orally are referred to as oil tinctures while products made for vaping are referred to as liquids or e-liquids. CBD liquid is specifically made to be vaporized and inhaled as steam. This process allows for CBD to be absorbed by the lungs, into the bloodstream, and across the blood-brain barrier. CBD oil (CBD oil tincture drops) are typically made with hemp seed oil which can only be absorbed and digested through the body.
Will using CBD Oil show up on a drug test?
CBD Oils extracted from cannabis plants or non-industry grade hemp may contain trace amounts of THC, which can certainly show up on a drug test. That said, Mix RX industry-grade hemp derived CBD Oil contains no THC at all.
How is our CBD Oil Extracted?
The hemp plant material is dried and milled into a powdered form. This allows for a higher surface area which in turn results in an efficient extraction in a shorter time. The extraction is carried out either in supercritical CO2 or ethanol. The solvent allows for preferential extraction of cannabinoids, waxes, terpenes and some of the impurities while discouraging the exchange of impurities such as plant carbohydrates and other impurities.
Once it is in liquid form, it is then processed through a custom-designed filtration process in which almost all of the undissolved solids are retained while the solid-free clean extract is able to permeate through the filter membrane.
The solvent from clean hemp extract is recovered using distillation. This converts liquid extract into an oil form.
How much actual CBD Content is in our products?
Mix Rx’s unique proprietary extracting process removes the unwanted materials, waxes, chlorophyll, and pigments that are non-medicinal in nature form the cannabinoids, lipids, vitamins, and terpenes in the hemp extract.
Because the refining and THC-removal process is so selective, removing only the components that do not have any nutritional or medicinal value, the resulting oil becomes very enriched, 70-85% CBD by content, which is about 10-25% higher than the average CBD Oil on the market today.
What do Phytocannabinoids do and how do they work?
Phytocannabinoids can be used to supplement or replace chemicals inside our bodies, called endocannabinoids. When the nervous system or immune system do not work as intended because of endocannabinoid deficiency, phytocannabinoids used as supplements help with restoring the proper functionality of the central nervous system and immune system.
This is primarily due to the phytocannabinoids activating CB1 and CB2 receptors, which in turn regulate cognitive and immune functions.
What is Full Spectrum CBD?
While CBD offers plenty of benefits on its own, some believe these are amplified when paired with other cannabinoids from the hemp or cannabis plant, like CBN and CBG (this is called the entourage effect). CBD Oil that includes these other cannabinoids is called full spectrum CBD, while CBD on its own is called CBD Isolate. The problem is, “full spectrum” can also mean heavily diluted, with many of these oils having low CBD content. Mix RX CBD is not like these other so-called “full spectrum” products. We only offer the highest premium cannabidiol that offers true full-plant cannabinoid.
How is our CBD Full Spectrum despite having Zero THC?
The full spectrum THC-free hemp oil produced at our farms in Colorado consists of predominantly these chemical classes:
- Cannabidiol (CBD), and other trace cannabinoids
- 30+ terpenes
- Fatty acids and glycerides
- Omega acids
While the extraction and purification process is carried out at low temperature to preserve the terpenes and volatile molecules, its enclosed and continuous nature ensure that none of the desirable natural molecules are lost. There is no Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) present as a result of a complete removal by a chromatographic purification system.
The extent of contribution of THC towards the entourage effect from a full-spectrum oil has been misunderstood. Since THC is the only psychoactive molecule in hemp oil, its effects have been generally confused as the cause of the relief as opposed to correlated with it.
In a CBD/THC mix, the medicinal effects observed in most cases are similar if THC were to be removed, except measuring it is difficult because of the psychoactivity that confounds the measurement and analysis of relief/benefit.
Dedicated studies based on CBD without THC have shown that it is not necessary for THC to be in the hemp oil as the relief from pain, anxiety, insomnia, epilepsy, and nausea can be brought upon by CBD alone working synergistically with terpenes.
The THC-free products can be used without fear of getting high, and across pets, kids, older adults, and various consumer segments wanting to avoid the ‘drug-like effects’.
The purity of the THC-free hemp oil also means that there is less than detectable levels of solvents; propane, isobutane, butane, ethanol, pentane, isopropanol, hexane, and acetone, as well as heavy metals; cadmium, arsenic, lead, and mercury.