FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is HEMP26?
At Hemp26, we combine herbs, botanicals, plant terpenes, Delta 8, and hemp to offer solutions for pain relief, focus, and relaxation. Our carefully-crafted formulas are designed to support mind-and-body wellness.
Is age verification required to make a purchase through the official HEMP26 website?
Our commitment to preventing illegal sales to minors involves a 18+ Age Verification process upon checkout for all purchases.
What is Hemp meaning?
Hemp, or industrial hemp, is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for industrial use. It can be used to make a wide range of products. Along with bamboo, hemp is one of the fastest growing plants on Earth.
Hemp, (Cannabis sativa), also called industrial hemp, of the family Cannabaceae, cultivated for its fibre (bast fibre) or its edible seeds. Hemp is sometimes confused with the cannabis plants that serve as sources of the drug marijuana and the drug preparation hashish.
Is Hemp legal?
Hemp and Hemp based products are not illegal in the US any longer as of 2018. Hemp falls under the Farm Bill which contains a provision legalizing hemp, a species of cannabis that Hemp based CBD can be extracted from but that isn’t psychoactive.
What is hemp based CBD?
Hemp based CBD is short for cannabidiol, a compound that is extracted from the hemp plant. It’s one of the most prevalent compounds in the hemp plant and also one of the best-studied. Users report a wide variety of benefits from hemp based CBD. Several clinical studies have suggested that hemp based CBD could be very beneficial for medicinal use.
Is hemp based CBD Federally Legal?
As of 2020, twelve US States fall in the exclusive category of Hemp based CBD being legal in their state. These are: Washington, District of Columbia, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Colorado, Illinois, Michigan, Vermont, Maine, and Massachusetts.
What do I do if my package is damaged?
Please be sure to check the condition of your package before it is accepted.
If the package appears damaged upon delivery, please do not accept it, hand it back to the carrier so it is returned to us. If you discover that your package is damaged after it is delivered, please contact the HEMP26 Support.
Note: Any damaged or missing orders must be reported to HEMP26 within 72 hours of the delivery date.
What if my package has missing items from the order?
Should you find items missing from your package, we encourage you to first check the order receipt that is emailed to you or you can easily view it within My Account.
Orders may be shipped in separate packages in which you will receive a tracking number for each package.
If there is a missing item, please contact support.
Note: Damaged or missing merchandise must be reported to us within 72 hours of the date of delivery.
Can I cancel my order?
If you wish to cancel an order made through the HEMP26 website, please contact support as soon as possible and be sure to provide your order number.
Note: We aim to fill your order as soon as it’s placed. Therefore, we cannot guarantee we will be able to cancel your order on time.
How can I figure out how much Hemp to take?
Always read the instructions on your hemp product. Different formulations require different dosages. We also recommend to always start with a low dose and work your way up gradually until you find the minimum effective dose.
How should I store my Hemp products?
For best results, hemp and hemp based CBD products should be stored at room temperature in a dark place such as inside a cabinet or a drawer. The most important thing is to keep your hemp products away from heat and sunlight. If you store your gummies in a warm place, they could melt together and become difficult to separate. Keep them easily accessible so that you remember to take them each day!
What is Hemp Extract vs CBD
Hemp oil and Hemp based CBD extract are interchangeable terms and many use them as such - but Hemp based CBD extract will always contain CBD. There are a few different types of Hemp extract: Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate. Full spectrum contains multiple cannabis plant extracts, including essential oils, terpenes, and other cannabinoids, such as cannabinol. Our Full Spectrum products are made to federal regulations and contain less than 0.3% THC. Broad-spectrum CBD contains a range of naturally occurring compounds from the cannabis plant and our testing does not detect any trace of THC in our Broad spectrum products. Isolates are a pure form of CBD. Isolate CBD contains no other cannabis plant compounds and no trace of CBD.
What is CBD vs Hemp Oil
The most important difference between the two is that hemp oil contains little to no CBD and hemp oil is made by cold pressing the seeds into an oil. CBD oil is made from extracting the CBD compound from the leaves, flowers and stalks of a hemp plant - these contain a higher concentration of Hemp based CBD.
Is CBD Oil legal?
Yes, Hemp based CBD oil is legal in the USA but not everywhere. Certain states have legalized Hemp based CBD for medical use but not all and the FDA has not approved Hemp based CBD for any medical conditions yet.
Benefits of Hemp Extract
Hemp extract is a compound found in the cannabis plant and is non-psychoactive because of its chemical properties and reaction in the body. This compound has many benefits for wellness and recently the FDA approved the first ever hemp oil for Epilepsy. Hemp extract has been known for these powerful health benefits:
- May relieve chronic pain and reduce inflammation
- Reduces anxiety and depression because hemp oil binds to the receptors in the brain responsible for mood, sleep and appetite mimicking serotonin….the chemical that makes you happy and uplifts your mood.
- Relieves cancer symptoms and may reduce tumors from cancer. Studies have been done that show hemp oil aids in slowing the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body in breast, prostate, colon and lung cancers. It may also help with the nausea associated with cancer treatments.
- Proven to reduce seizures in epilepsy. The FDA recently approved the first ever Hemp extract drug used to treat seizures from rare forms of epilepsy
- Hemp extract has displayed positive effects of diminishing antipsychotic properties for parkinsons and schizophrenia.
- Lowers the risk of Type 2 Diabetes and Heart disease
- Reduces acne and builds barriers in the skin to promote skin health
- Surprisingly Hemp extract has been found to reduce the psychoactive effects of THC in marijuana and help treat addiction to tobacco and heroin
What is the CBD Plant
Hemp based CBD is the non psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant. Hemp based CBD helps neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC.
What is the most effective pain relief patch?
The effectiveness of pain relief patches is due to the patch targeting the pain in a very specific area of your body. When applied, the patch delivers relief directly to the pain area bypassing the bloodstream metabolization process which takes time to process and by default, the relief is much quicker. Good pain patches are also created to stay on the body for 12 hours or more delivering long lasting relief and a steady slow dose over time. Generally there are a few tips in determining what constitutes a great Hemp extract pain relief patch:
- Is it made by a company that provides 3rd party testing in a lab
- Is it made with US grown hemp
- Contains no more than 0.03% THC as determined by federal law (this is Full Spectrum Hemp)
- Is free of heavy metals, pesticides and molds
Hemp based CBD is an appealing option for those looking for relief of pain simply because Hemp based CBD is free of THC - the compound that gets people high. The good news is that CBD is not psychoactive and this makes it an appealing option for those looking for relief from pain and other symptoms. Hemp based CBD benefits include:
- Pain Relief - there is a specialized system in the body called the Endocannabinoid system which is basically responsible for regulating sleep, appetite, pain and the immune system. Studies have shown that by impacting the endocannabinoid system Hemp based CBD may help reduce pain symptoms and reduce inflammation. The role of Hemp based CBD in pain relief may aid in symptoms caused by arthritis, chronic pain, MS pain, muscle pain, spinal cord injuries.
- Anxiety Relief - Hemp based CBD manages anxiety by changing the way your brain responds to serotonin. Hemp based CBD also helps manage anxiety by reducing stress, decreasing your heart rate due to stress, improving symptoms of PTSD and inducing sleep in insomnia sufferers.
- Anti-Seizure - Studies are being conducted and are showing promising results that Hemp based CBD reduces seizures by approximately 1/3rd.
- Neuroprotective - for those who are suffering from neurodegenerative diseases such as parkinsons, alzheimers, multiple sclerosis and stroke etc, there is evidence that the reduction in inflammation in the brain that makes the diseases worse - Hemp based CBD could aid in relief.
- Anti Acne - Overall inflammation in the body can be reduced and this is great news for those who suffer from acne - studies have found that the oil prevented activity in the sebaceous glands - the glands that are overactive and produce too much sebaceous and create acne
- Cancer Treatment - research is still in the early stages but there is some being done on Hemp based CBD and the role it will play in preventing cancer cell growth and moderating inflammation.
Is CBD Oil safe?
Hemp based CBD oil is safe and studies have shown there are no major risks to using Hemp based CBD oil but there are some side effects to take into consideration. If there is any question of safety due to medication mix etc, consult with your doctor before taking anything that may impede your safety and health. These side effects are rare but can occur:
- Low Blood Pressure
- Irritability and Insomnia
The CBD Dosage for pets
There is no exact science but these are some guidelines to follow when giving your pet treats with hemp extract CBD in them:
Less than 25 lbs = 5 mg hemp/day
25 - 50 lbs = 10mg hemp/day
Over 50 lbs = 50mg hemp/day
Please consult with your vet before giving your pet Hemp based CBD if you have any concerns, and always test a small portion of the treat before you give them the whole dosage/day to see how your pet reacts.
CBD Side Effects
Though generally well tolerated by the body, Hemp based CBD oil can have some general side effects such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness, fatigue, dizziness, cause mild depression, hallucinations, low blood pressure and irritability and insomnia. If you are taking blood thinner medication, consult with your doctor before using Hemp based CBD products.
Is Hemp Oil the same as CBD Oil?
Very good question and needs clarification - the short answer is no, they are not the same. Hemp oil comes from the seeds of the cannabis sativa plant and CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves and flowers of the hemp plant in the production of CBD oil. The FDA also views hemp and CBD differently and Hemp seed oil has been cleared by the FDA and legal to buy or sell anywhere in the US.
Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil
The most important difference between the two is that Hemp oil contains little to no CBD and Hemp oil is made by cold pressing the seeds into an oil. CBD oil is made from extracting the CBD compound from the leaves, flowers and stalks of a Hemp plant - these contain a higher concentration of CBD.
What is Hemp leaves
Hemp leaves have a wealth of benefits for the body and are fully legal in the USA.
Hemp Extract vs Hemp Oil
Hemp extract is the oil pulled from hemp seeds and typically has a lower CBD content than the buds, leaves and stems, which is where Hemp Oil comes from.
CBD for ADHD
Research on CBD for ADHD is very limited at this point. There has been a study done(with a test group of 30 people) that showed that THC minimally reduced the symptoms of ADD, but nothing definitive about Hemp or Hemp based CBD.
Hemp uses in wellness
In the wellness space, there are many uses for hemp oil and health benefits abound! Hemp oil is a super power for your inner and outer body and enjoys mental health benefits as well.
- Hemp for Anxiety
Hemp can reduce anxiety, cognitive impairment, and increases your comfort level in social settings.
- Hemp for Sleep
Hemp oil can increase the amount of time you actually sleep and diminishes the amount of time you have to get up during the night so you sleep sounder and wake up more refreshed. In a recent sleep study, over 80% of patients experienced improvements in anxiety and over 66% experienced longer sleep.
- Hemp for Mental Health
Hemp based CBD has been shown to be an effective counterbalance for mental health issues. Schizophrenic patients have experienced a decrease in psychotic symptoms over a 6 week period. There were also improvements in cognitive performance and overall function. PTSD patients also experienced a 28% decrease in symptoms over an 8 week period and Hemp based CBD seemed to help those with nightmares.
- Hemp for Seizures
A recent study showed that those who suffer from Seizures experienced a 50% reduction in seizure symptoms after taking Hemp based CBD and recently the FDA approved Epidiolex - a plant based CBD extract used to treat seizures.
- Hemp for Pain
If you are interested in chronic pain relief - studies have shown that Hemp based CBD combined with THC (or Delta 8 products), will reduce pain, lessen pain symptom severity and improve sleep quality.
Is CBD addictive?
CBD is not addictive - actually quite the opposite!
Hemp based CBD has been known to help curb addictive behavior. Evidence suggests that Hemp based CBD may curb addictive appetites, and help prevent a relapse after detoxification. Hemp based CBD may also curb nicotine and cannabis addictions.
CBD Isolate Oil vs Full Spectrum
Hemp based CBD isolate oil is simply the purest form of oil that can be extracted from the plant and devoid of any other cannabis plant compounds that Full spectrum CBD or Broad spectrum CBD contain compounds that will dilute its strength and purity and Full Spectrum contains multiple cannabis plant extracts, including essential oils, terpenes, and other cannabinoids, such as cannabinol.
Can CBD lower blood pressure?
Data shows that one dose of Hemp based CBD can reduce anxiety and therefore blood pressure response to stress - as well as a reduction in resting blood pressure. In studies, CBD has widened blood vessels so blood can travel more freely, thus reducing stress and pressure.
There are no withdrawal symptoms associated with Hemp based CBD….but there are if you are using marijuana.
Can CBD interact with prescribed medications?
There is a chance that Hemp based CBD can interact with medications so if there is any question, consult with your physician before use.
What is CBD?
CBD is a natural non addictive compound that is found in the Hemp plant and has 100’s of benefits to the body. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system which are receptors that are in your nervous system - when CBD interacts with this system it has multiple benefits for the body: reduction of anxiety, helps insomnia, lowers blood pressure, helps mood, increases the quality of sleep, lowers pain, helps reduce seizures, aids in mental health….and much much more. We are just now understanding the smallest tip of the iceberg in how this compound interacts with the body and benefits it has to overall wellness.
Will I get high?
Cannabis (commonly know as marijuana) will get you high - Hemp based CBD will not. Hemp based CBD may interact with your mood and lift your mood but that dizzying, lightheaded floaty feeling - or heavy can’t get off the couch feeling of being high is not what you will experience at all. The medicinal properties of Hemp based CBD are what we are focusing on for your everyday wellness and allowing you to live your best life in a well rested, motivated, focused and uplifted frame of mind. Delta 8 which is Federally legal in all states except for 11 (Utah, Rhode Island, Montana, Mississippi, Iowa, Idaho, Delaware, Colorado, Arkansas, Arizona, and Alaska) has trace amounts of THC, about 0.03% which is considered legal by the Federal Government - this trace amount will not get you high, but every body is different in the way it reacts to compounds so consult a doctor before use.
What is the Endocannabiniod System (ECS)
Yep - that is a mouthful but it really plays a huge role in the body - similar to how the Respiratory system or Cardiovascular systems play a role - this system helps regulate physiological, cognitive and emotional stability - so it’s a big player in your wellbeing. Things like mood, memory and sleep are affected or regulated by this system so taking care of it and maintaining it’s balance is important.
The body naturally produces cannabinoids and guess what - so does the Hemp plant -so when you introduce Hemp based products into the body, CBD works alongside your bodies natural production of cannabinoids to create synergy in the ECS system.