Bodē Wellness Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Why should I use Bodē Wellness products?
A: Bodē Wellness sources the freshest, highest quality, local Colorado and organic ingredients. Our products are made with full spectrum hemp extract using Colorado hemp grown in organic soil. Our topicals contain essential oils and organic body oils and include full spectrum hemp extract. The no-impact extraction method means our products are made with the highest potency cannabidiol (CBD).
Q: What is CBD?
A: According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), cannabidiol (CBD) is defined as follows:
Cannabidiol (CBD) is the major non-psychotropic cannabinoid compound derived from the plant Cannabis sativa, commonly known as marijuana. CBD was first isolated in 1940 and its structure and stereochemistry determined in 1963. Interest in utilizing the benefits of CBD therapeutically have increased due to the discovery of its antioxidative, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective effects, actions that occur for the most part independently of the canonical cannabinoid CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD may prove to have therapeutic utility in a number of conditions involving both inflammation and oxidative stress
Currently, there are many studies that show that CBD as well as the other cannabinoids in hemp interact with the endocannabinoid system of the human body. This complex system contributes to a wide range of biological processes including sleeping, appetite, relaxation, and inflammation responses. When CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors in the body cells link with CBD, they interact with the user’s endocannabinoid system thereby regulating homeostasis or the natural balanced state of the body.
Q: What is hemp extract?
A: Hemp extract is the rich, full-spectrum oil taken from the hemp plant. Not isolated, not synthetic, this pure hemp oil features the full spectrum of cannabinoids present in the hemp plant. The hemp plants we use are grown in organic Colorado soil, and get the full goodness of the high-plateau sunshine and rich volcanic nutrients and minerals in the soils of the region.
Q: Whoa. Hold on. How is hemp different from marijuana?
A: Good question. Hemp and marijuana are of the same plant genus – Cannabis, and the same species, Cannabis sativa. Cannabis or marijuana is a version grown specifically for its resinous glands (trichomes) containing the compound THC (tetrahydracannabinol). Hemp has only trace amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) and has been bred and grown for other uses – fiber for clothing, rope, and paper, or oil for beauty and wellness uses.
Q: What makes hemp extract so good for ‘beauty and wellness’ uses?
A: It’s the potency of cannabidiol and the other component cannabinoids found in hemp. We encourage you to experience “the magic” and what we mean is the healing and health-awakening properties that are present and are being acknowledged about cannabinoids. Cannabidiol is generally referred to by the initials CBD.
Q: What is our extraction process?
A: Our hemp extract is extracted via a very low-impact process that allows the cannabidiol and other cannabinoid molecules to synergistically work together. Cannabidiol is beneficial and wellness-promoting in such a wide range of conditions because it works with the body’s own endocannabinoid system. Understanding this system takes a little dive into medical terms and functions. We like to describe it simply as the regulator of balance, or homeostasis, in our bodies.
Our Bode Wellness topicals are made in a production facility approved by Denver Environmental Health, and our extracts come from an FDA-approved kitchen.
Q: Are you sure Bodē Wellness formulations won’t get me high?
A: Our hemp extract is tested to contain only trace amounts amounts of THC as designated by law (that’s the under .3% thing). Every body is different, though, which is why we recommend gentle experimentation.
Q: What about legality?
A: Bodē Wellness products are considered to be legal in all states except for those that may have outlawed cannabidiol products. Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill noted hemp farming as legal. That means Bodē Wellness products do not require prescription nor medical card in the U.S.
Q: What kind of products are offered through Bode Wellness?
A: Currently we carry two strengths of Full Spectrum Hemp Extract – 250mg CBD and 1500mg CBD – both in MCT carrier oil made from organic coconuts. We also carry three topicals: Facial Serum, Body Butter and Relief Balm. Besides producing and including the highest quality CBD grown in organic Colorado soils, Bodē Wellness topical products are formulated by sourcing the highest quality oils, herbs and essential oils that we can find – and as you can see on the ingredients list we source *organic whenever possible.
Q: How do I get Bodē Wellness Products?
A: Bodē Wellness products are available online and in your community. You can purchase online or reference our growing list of local area Share the Love! Distributors. You can choose to Share the Love! too.
Q: How do I best use Bodē Wellness products?
A: FDA does not allow us to make specific claims around cannabidiol. Thus far people are using our products to support their wellness.
Q: Where do I start…
A: A great start is our Holiday Starter Pack, which has the 1 oz. Relief Balm, the Facial Serum, and the 250 mg Hemp Extract tincture. This gives you a great way to experience help with body pain issues, help with moisturizing for skin vibrancy, and help with internal conditions and balance.
Q: How much extract should I take?
A: Recommended dose is clearly marked on the bottles. We recommend starting with the 250mg bottle and taking 4 – 8 mg one to two times a day. Alternatively, for those whose CBD receptors may already be engaged – you have previously used CBDs or regularly use THC products – you may choose to try the 1500mg bottle and slightly higher dosages.
Extract Dosages – The 250mg extract has approximately 4mg of CBD per .5ml (half dropper). Start there, twice a day. The 1500 tincture has approximately 1.6mg of CBD per drop (one drop from the dropper). Start with one to three drops, twice a day.
Q: How should I use the topicals?
Relief Balm. Rub some onto your sore or irritated skin and experience the benefits. There are 275mg CBD in the 1-oz. jar; 550mg in the 2-oz. Jar.
Body Butter, Lemongrass or Unscented. Slather everywhere – luscious body goodness. 220mg CBD in the 4oz.jar.
Facial Serum. Pat lovingly onto face, neck and chest, ideally in the morning and evening. 50mg CBD.
Q: Can I take too much?
A: Hemp extract oil is not a harmful substance. We would put it this way. Can you eat too much spinach? Well, the answer is yes. You can. But, you’d have to eat a huge amount.
Q: Can I take it with “X” medications?
A: Customers have significantly reduced, and even completely tapered off of, prescription medicines after using these products and a plan. That said, each individual must take responsibility and consult your trusted health professionals. And please read my story on my journey of lessening prescription medications as I increased my overall wellness with increased use of hemp products.
Q: Is it safe for children and/or pets?
A: All Bodē Wellness products are safe. Relief Balm and Extract 250mg are particularly family-friendly. As with all products, consult your naturopath or health professional when caring for the ones you love.