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Frequently Asked Questions


Q: What is Hemp Extract?

A: Hemp Extract is a cannabidiol which is one of the major cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Elixinol Hemp Extract is produced from industrial hemp and extracted using a CO2 extraction process.

Q: Is Elixinol Pure Hemp Extract the same as medical marijuana?

A: No. The industrial hemp used to produce Elixinol is a variety of cannabis that does not contain the psychoactive properties of THC. Industrial hemp, including that used to produce Elixinol, is essentially a cousin of marijuana and (for most people) a more practical source of cannabinoids.

Q: Will I get “high” if I consume Elixinol?

A: No, you will not get high from consuming Elixinol. It is made entirely and only from industrial hemp, and does not contain the psychoactive properties of THC. Additionally, cannabidiol actually has the property of being anti-psychoactive.

Q: Do you use hemp plants from China?

A: No, Elixinol does not use hemp from China. All of our hemp is organically grown and processed in choice locations of Northern Europe and North America, before being sent to the U.S. and other countries.

Q: Can I purchase Elixinol in bulk for my fitness club, natural product store, nursing home or other business?

A: Yes, Elixinol is available for wholesale purchase. We are actively seeking to partner with organizations and businesses who share our interest in promoting good health on a global scale. Certain criteria exist to qualify as Elixinol wholesaler or distributor.

Q: What is the shelf life of Elixinol?

A: For shelf life, please refer to the Best By date found on each one of our products.

Q: How does Hemp Extract work in the body?

A: Hemp Extract works in the body by activating receptors in the brain and nervous system – the endocannabinoid system (ECS). It affects different receptors to THC and affects many receptors which are responsible for the regulation of many parts of the body’s systems.

Q: What are Hemp Extract capsules?

A: Hemp Extract capsules come in varying dosages and concentrations. The Hemp Extract in the capsule is an oil as opposed to a powder used to make Hemp Extract pills.

Q: What are Hemp Extract pills?

A: Hemp Extract pills are made from a powder form of Hemp Extract compressed into a pill format. Hemp Extract oil capsules have a better absorption capability so are the preferred format.

Q: How is hemp oil extracted from hemp?

A: Hemp Oil can be extracted from hemp using a number of methods. Elixinol uses a completely organic plant and extracts Hemp Extract and a full spectrum of other cannabinoids using a specialized CO2 extraction process. Other Hemp Extract suppliers use chemical extraction which leaves behind other essential cannabinoids which we believe reduces the effectiveness of Hemp Extract.

Q: What is the endocannabinoid system?

A: The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors found in the brain of mammals. It is present throughout the CNS and peripheral nervous system. The ECS is composed of neuromodulatory lipids and many endocannabinoid receptors which regulate many mechanisms within the body. The Endocannabinoid system receptors are specifically receptive to cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.

Q: What are the effects of Hemp Extract?

A: The effects of Hemp Extract will vary from person to person. It will depend on the amount taken, the method of application and the condition which they are trying to alleviate.

Q: Can you give Hemp Extract oil to dogs?

A: Although THC is not good for dogs as it is psychoactive, Hemp Extract has shown to be beneficial to dogs. Our Hemp Extract dog treats have been formulated with the help of a veterinary surgeon to ensure they only contain products good for dogs.

Q: How much Hemp Extract should I take?

A: The Hemp Extractdosage will vary for each person depending on their needs and the conditions they are trying to alleviate. For some applications only a small Hemp Extractdose is required to achieve optimal results; in other cases, a higher dosage will be required.

Q: Is it possible to overdose on Hemp Extract?

A: No –Hemp Extract in high dosages may incur mood or anxiety swings but it will not be lethal.

Q: Does Elixinol contain THC?

A: No – Elixinol is a full-spectrum hemp extract from specially hybridized industrial hemp which contains only trace amounts of THC. These amounts are so small there is no psychoactive effect and they are unlikely to register on a drug test.

Q: What is a Hemp Extract Tincture?

A: A “Tincture” is substance is suspended or dissolved in another liquid. Usually alcohol but many volatile oils are also used. Generally alcohol is used to make Hemp Extract Tinctures in order to reduce viscosity. Viscosity reduction helps absorption of Hemp Extractinto the body. It also allows a more concise dosage as Hemp Extract oil is very viscous/thick and hard to portion out into doses.