CBD Hemp Oil 101

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a natural substance that has recently come into the spotlight because of its numerous health benefits.

It is a relatively new food supplement that is still being researched, and while the initial results are promising, there is a lot of doubt, misinformation, and sheer confusion surrounding it.

What I would like to do is dispel some of this, by giving you the truth as we know it.

Is HempWorx CBD marijuana?

NO! Although Cannabidoil comes from the same plant and HempWorx is full spectrum (meaning we use the whole plant), it is NOT marijuana. You will not get HIGH, you will get HEALTHY.

So, what is Cannabidiol CBD?

CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of 85 chemical substances known as cannabinoids, which are all found in the cannabis plant. CBD is the second most abundant compound in cannabis, the first being THC. THC is the most widely known component of cannabis, and also has health benefits, but for now is still federally illegal in the United States. CBD is the component that is actually responsible for most of the healing properties of cannabis, but was always in the background, until now.


Does HempWorx contain THC?

CBD Oil is 100% legal in all 50 states. Under the 2014 Farm Bill, CBD derived from Hemp Seed Oil that has less than 0.3% THC by dry weight is legal and considered food grade.

CBD is becoming increasingly popular among the masses for having a wide scope of medicinal benefits – due to the clinical reports and the mounds of test data. Recent studies have been conducted in British, Korean, Australian, and American Medical Research facilities. The data is showing little to no side effects associated with CBD Hemp Oil and has a lack of psychoactivity. Psychoactivity is typically associated with marijuana products that are high in THC and Low in CBD.

Is CBD Hemp Oil Safe?

Hempworx CBD products are made with certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky and is free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. There is a very high and purity level in the Hempworx products. Everything is tested in a FDA Approved facility.  Hempworx products are safe and effective to use. They are trusted by some of the top doctors and health professionals worldwide. Additionally the Hempworx products are made using the purest and most potent ingredients backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

Before starting any thing, check with your physician it could interact with some medications.

How does CBD work?

CBD activates the vanniloid (TRPV1), adenosine, and serotonin receptors in the brain. The TRPV1 receptor plays a role of mediating body temperature, pain perception and inflammation. The adenosine receptors give the anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory response and the release of dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays a major role in cognition, motor control, motivation, and reward mechanisms. Glutamate mediates excitatory signals involved in memory, learning, and cognition.

Higher doses of CBD activate the 5-HT1a serotonin receptor, exerting anti-depressant effects. It is also involved in a series of processes from pain perception, appetite, nausea, anti-anxiety, and addiction mechanisms. CBD also blocks the CPR55 receptor which is responsible for bone modulation and the rapid increase of cancer cell growth. By blocking this you allow for bone regrowth and reduction of cancer cell growth. The positive effects of CBD are not dependent on the presence of THC, allowing us to reap the healing benefits of cannabis without the psychoactive effect.

 What’s the difference between marijuana and hemp?

You may have heard some people say that marijuana and hemp are exactly the same, while others swear they are different. The debate of hemp vs marijuana is fueled by the confusion and misinformation that surround the cannabis plant.

We will dispel several myths and shed light on the differences between industrial hemp and marijuana. To help us answer the question we will look at the botanical, legal, and genetics of both types.

Industrial hemp and marijuana come from the same genus of flowering plant called cannabis. The term “genus” essentially refers to a sub-family of plants and not a single species. This means that there may be multiple types of the cannabis plant, which are all cannabis but have remarkable differences. So, in terms of scientific classification, multiple species can exist within a single genus, and that’s exactly the case with cannabis.

Is it legal?

YES! CBD oil derived from industrial hemp is legal in all 50 states because it is a byproduct of hemp and not marijuana. Some states have laws governing Stores stocking, shelving and selling CBD oil. The online purchase and use of CBD oil for personal consumption is 100% LEGAL in all 50 States and over 150 countries

2018 Trump signed the 2018 Farm Act with lifts Hemp off the controlled substance list and allows farmers to grow Hemp once again.  Also find out more about the U.S. Hemp Round Table.

The genus of cannabis is thought to include three distinct species of the cannabis plant, namely Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.

Cannabis sativa is the most common strain of cannabis. It has been cultivated throughout history for a number of purposes, including the production of seed oil, food, hemp fiber (for clothes and rope), medicine, and even recreation.

Cannabis ruderalis is a species native to Russia that flowers earlier and is able to withstand harsher conditions than Cannabis sativa and Cannabis indica. It is the hardiest of the three, but it is relatively poor in terms of cannabinoids as ruderalis has a lower THC content than either sativa or indica.

Cannabis indica was first discovered in India and is a cannabis species that is described as shorter and bushier plant than sativa. Problems with botanical taxonomy have led some scientists to still doubt the existence of Cannabis indica as a distinct species of cannabis.

In nature, Cannabis ruderalis typically has the lowest levels of THC, Cannabis sativa has a higher level of THC than it has CBD, and Cannabis indica has a higher level of CBD than it has THC. However, since man has been cultivating cannabis (and especially Cannabis sativa) for thousands of years, the effects of artificial selections have led to several different types of cannabis even within the same species, depending on the purpose the cannabis was cultivated for.

Through artificial selection, different species of cannabis were bred for different properties–some have been used for medicinal purposes, others as food, and others to create clothes, ropes, and other items.

Industrial hemp is produced by strains of Cannabis sativa that have been cultivated to produce minimal levels of THC and are instead artificially selected and bred to grow taller and sturdier. This is done to enable the plant to be used effectively in the production of hemp oil, wax, resin, hemp seed food, animal feed, fuel, cloth, rope, and more. Industrial hemp is exclusively made from Cannabis sativa.

Medical marijuana is produced mainly from variants of Cannabis sativa that have been selectively bred to maximize their concentration in cannabinoids, including high THC levels.

Since industrial hemp is naturally rich in CBD and has been bred to have only trace amounts of THC, many people today are turning to industrial hemp products as an alternative to medical marijuana. Medical marijuana is not legal in all states in the US and many countries worldwide, while products made from industrial hemp can be a safe and legal alternative. You can get many of the same beneficial effects of medical marijuana from industrial hemp products without getting “high.”

The main point we want to make here is that CBD is always CBD, but CBD oil from hemp is not the same as the oil that is extracted from medical marijuana. The main difference between the two is that CBD oil from medical marijuana can contain any varying amount of THC. As a result, this type of CBD oil is considered a Schedule I drug and is not legal in many states in the US and countries worldwide.

Studies suggest that CBD can  help with:
  • Improves overall health
  • Supports healthy energy levels
  • Maintain normal and stable Moods
  • Helps with occasional sleepiness
  • Maintains healthy immune functions
  • Promotes healthy digestion
  • Supports optimal cardiovascular health
  • Helps improve joint discomfort
  • Helps maintain healthy healthy blood sugar levels
  • Supports healthy skin
  • Supports healthy weight loss
  • All Around Happier

*This list is not by any means comprehensive, it is rather based on studies done by medical research centers, and the people regularly taking CBD.

I found CBD oil cheaper somewhere else, what’s the difference?

Naturally occurring CBD is the same CBD regardless of the plant it came from. However, CBD and CBD hemp oil is not in fact the same thing. As we’ve seen above, CBD is a chemical compound with sharply defined characteristics, while CBD oil is a mixture of various natural substances as they are derived from the plant of cannabis.

The production of hemp CBD oil involves extracting the fatty acids from the stalks of the cannabis plant. Within these fatty acids fat-soluble substances can be found, and as cannabinoids are fat-soluble, they come out of the plant, dissolved in the oil.

To make this more concrete, let’s use an example here. This is a high-CBD hemp oil product made from industrial hemp. It has a concentration of CBD between 18% and 24%. This means that it has 18%–24% parts CBD dissolved in the actual oil, which is composed by other substances. So 18%–24% is pure CBD, and the rest are hemp oil extracts and other fatty acid substances.

Most CBD oils on the market will also have differing amounts of other cannabinoids. But those make up a much smaller percentage of the overall volume and are not as pronounced in their effects as CBD is.

HempWorx has the purest form of CBD oil with only 1 ingredient – CBD Oil! Check the label of anything else and you will most likely see numerous added ingredients which actually weaken the CBD so you will have to take more.

Look for a 99.97% pure CBD crystalline that is known for its more pharmaceutical effect because you can control the actual amount of CBD in the product. This is very important when dealing with problems that require therapeutic amounts of CBD to be effective.

How do you get a pure CBD?

The process of CBD Extraction:

CO2 EXTRACTION (First Extract)

Using CO2 to extract cannabis results in an extract that’s solid like a paste. The extract from the first extraction is a thick, golden-brown colored paste. The extraction can vary in % of CBD and CBDa from 3%(CBD) to 30%(CBD).

The First extract can be divided in 2 groups according to the viscosity:


The extract contains many waxes that make the product like a paste. To remove the waxes there is two different approaches to filtration:

  1. Cold filtration & 2.Hot filtration

In Cold filtration, low temperatures remove 1 type of waxes from the first extraction; the result from this is more loose extract with a lower viscosity called cold filtered CBD extract. Because the viscosity is lower the product is more liquid and makes it possible to mix it with other products easily and keep the end product more liquid. The cold filtered CBD extract can vary in % of CBD and CBDa from 10% to 50%.

First Extraction (solid) and Cold Filtered Extract (extra liquid)

“Golden CBD Oil”

Made with higher temperatures that remove other types of waxes from the cold filtered CBD extract, the result from this is a more loose extract with lower viscosity we call hot filtered CBD extract or “the golden oil”. The viscosity is lower than the first CBD extraction but higher than in the cold filtered CBD extract. The texture is more like coconut oil as it becomes liquid when the temperature is high and solid when temperature is below 20°C. The hot filtered CBD extract can vary in % of CBD and CBDa from 10% to 50%.

99% CBD (Pure CBD)

By means of continuing the filtration process of extraction, it produces 99% pure CBD, which is more of a precision product added to other oils and compounds.

How do you extract CBD using CO2?

When a gas such a carbon dioxide is compressed and heated, its physical properties change and it is referred to as a super critical fluid. Under these conditions, it has the solvating power of a liquid and the diffusivity of a gas. In short, it has the properties of both a gas and a liquid. This enables super critical fluids to work extremely well as a processing media for a wide variety of chemical, biological, and polymer extraction.

Near liquid densities increase the probability of interactions between the carbon dioxide and the substrate, similar to a liquid solvent. The gas-like diffusivities of super critical fluids are typically one to two orders of magnitude greater than liquids, allowing for exceptional mass transfer properties. Moreover, near zero surface tension as well as low viscosities similar to gases, allow super critical fluids to easily penetrate a microporous matrix material to extract desired compounds. The synergistic combination of density, viscosity, surface tension, diffusivity, and pressure and temperature dependence, allow super critical fluids to have exceptional extraction capabilities.

Another powerful aspect of supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) is the ability to precisely control which component(s) in a complex matrix are extracted and which ones are left behind. This is accomplished through precise control of several key parameters such a temperature, pressure, flow rates and processing time. Yields from SFE are typically much greater than those of extractions performed by traditional techniques. Product purity is high, and decomposition of material almost never occurs due to the relatively mild processing temperatures.

*This information was sited from a random critically extracted CO2 company online. The CBD we use is extracted in the way sited above.

 How big is a Hemp Worx bottle?

Each bottle is 1 ounce and contains around 1,000 drops. Each bottle will last 1-3 months depending on how you are using it.

What strength do I buy?

Most people (including children) do fine with the Hemp Worx 500mg. For those with chronic pain or multiple health issues, I would suggest the Hemp Worx 750mg it is one and a half times stronger

Are there Trail Packs?

The Hemp Worx now has a trial pack and they do offer a 30 day empty bottle money back guarantee ( believe me you won’t take advantage of

How do I take CBD?

Best delivery method is under the tongue. That way it gets into your bloodstream quicker. You want to start slowly with 5 drops twice a day for the first week. After that you can increase to 7-10 drops twice a day. Everybody is different and there is no set serving size. I am always here to work with my customers with any questions.


Not all of the CBD you consume will directly affect your body: only a certain percentage will be able to enter your systemic circulation and produce its active effects. This percentage is referred to in science as “bioavailability,” and it strongly depends on the manner in which CBD is introduced to your system. For example, the oral bioavailability of CBD when swallowed and processed through the digestive tract is roughly 15 percent. That means for every 100 milligrams of CBD that you eat, only 15 milligrams will actually reach your bloodstream.


There are two main reasons why this happens.

First, CBD is hydrophobic, meaning that it is not very water-soluble. In the same way that oil does not like to mix with vinegar, CBD does not like to stay in your bloodstream. Instead, it rapidly diffuses out of your blood and accumulates into your fatty tissues. Unfortunately, this significantly reduces the amount of bioactive CBD that can enter your systemic circulation, allowing for less CBD to be carried to its active sites in your body and thus lowering its overall bioavailability.

Second, when an organic compound like CBD enters your gut, it has to pass through the liver before it enters your circulation. During this transition, the liver will actively reduce the amount of CBD, either through absorption or through chemical breakdown by liver enzymes. This phenomenon is called the “first-pass effect,” where passing through the liver reduces the concentration of bio-active compounds.

Taking CBD sublingually and through vaporization allows the body to absorb up to 85% of the CBD, though an average person actually absorbs closer to 65%.

CBD is an oil base, it enters and stores in the fat cells. For therapeutic effects, you need to fully saturate the system.  When saturated, the body can then pull on the stores in the fat cells when needed. You need to keep the body saturated for this to occur.

This is achieved by taking a 10 mg dose 3-4 times per day for 6 weeks. The saturation rate varies depending on the individual’s body. After saturation, you can decide to reduce to 2 times per day for maintenance or continue with the higher dose per day for therapeutic effects.

Vaporization requires less CBD to achieve therapeutic effect but has a faster absorption rate and doesn’t store in the fat cells; but goes directly to the brain. Because of this, it doesn’t last as long, so it must be used more often. Most people vaporizing CBD do it for its quick and relaxing effect and enjoy using it in conjunction with other therapies.

 Can I apply topically?

Yes – many people do both sublingual and topical applications for conditions that involve the skin or close to the surface of the skin.

How long does it take to receive?

With Hemp Worx new warehouse / office open in Las Vegas, orders are arriving in 5-6 days!

 Will it show up positive on a blood test?

CBD is considered to be undetectable in saliva or urine tests, though there remains a chance that THC may be detected. Our products comply with all regulations regarding minimal THC content, and our full-spectrum hemp oil contains less than 0.3% of THC by volume, as required by law. However, we recommend you check with your employer.

Hemp History Facts:

    • First American Flag was made from Hemp
    • George Washington and Thomas Jefferson both grew Hemp
    • Ben Franklin made Hemp paper
    • The Declaration of Independence was drafted on Hemp
    • Hemp was used as rope for ships, and it was a required crop in the American colonies 
    • Hemp has been grown for the last 12,000 years 
    • Hemp was used as money in the 1800’s
    • You used to be jailed for NOT growing Hemp 
  • You can make over 25,000 products with Hemp


HempWorx products are made in the USA with locally sourced ingredients, raw materials, certified organic hemp grown in Kentucky, and are free of any synthetic or artificial ingredients. They use the full spectrum “whole plant” for maximum phytocannabinoids benefit with very potent and high purity level in their products. HempWorx CBD Oil is made from NON-GMO, PESTICIDE FREE, CO2 Extracted Hemp Oil. Everything is tested in an FDA Approved facility. Hemp within Agricultural guidelines could be considered a ‘food’ however our product when marketed becomes a dietary supplement.
HempWorx products are trusted by hundreds of thousands of customers around the globe, and are backed by mounds of clinical data and stability testing.

*Please be an advocate for your own health! This product 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. Do not use this product if you allergic to any of its ingredients.  A Doctor’s advice should be sought before using this and any supplemental dietary product. FDA Disclaimer – This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Individual weight loss results will vary. My Daily Choice Inc assumes no responsibility for the improper use of and self – diagnosis and/or treatment using these products. Our products should not be confused with prescription medicine, and they should not be used as a substitute for medically supervised therapy. The use of any of our products for any reason, other rand to increase general health and wellness, is neither implied nor advocated by My Daily Choice Inc.

Michele Buckler is and Independent Affiliate for My Daily Choice and Hemp Worx products. We will be caring some of these oils in the store on a regular basis at Sand N Stones   and DelMarVa Popcorn & Nut Co. Follow Wellness and Laughter Yoga and Sand N Stones Facebook Pages

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Hemp Worx documentation
CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High
by Leinow, Leonard
The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases
by Blesching, Uwe
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