Sage FAQs for Your Journey
Hemp extract products have a variety of effects. The specific effects usually relate to the extraction process used to make the hemp extract and the the other ingredients in the formula.
What are the different types of extraction?
CO2, ethanol (food grade alcohol), spagerix, propane, and butane.
What is an extraction?
Extraction is the process of removing molecules from a raw material and further refining of those molecules. There is generally a solvent associated with most extractions the only exception is a rosin extraction, which uses only pressure and heat to extract.
How do extraction methods affect your body?
CO2 extracted hemp oil is a super clean extraction, but it takes a longer time for the body to absorb and feel the benefits. It take about 24-48 hours to feel CO2. Some people will feel effects within 1 hour. The CO2 extracted formulas are good for daily use because the effects build over time and are subtle.
Ethanol extracted hemp oil can be felt within 30 minutes of taking it. The body can absorb it easier and you can take 1/2 as much as your normal dose of a CO2 extracted formula. The ethanol extracted hemp oil is good for people who want to feel the relaxation quickly.
The Spagyric extract processes a plant to retain its living properties and nutrients before separating and extracting nutrients and then recombining them together. The careful separation, extraction, and reunification ensures much of the plant’s living nutrition is captured in the final living extract. Products with spagyric extract have a quick onset and deep benefits over 24 hours.
Full Spectrum Distillate vs. Isolate
Another important factor is choosing the right hemp product is if it contains distillate or isolate. Why does it matter?
Distillate is created through a full spectrum extract process and has the widest range of cannabinoids and phytonutrients available for your body to utilize. Some distillates are high in terpenes.
Isolate is the most processed form of hemp extract. It’s a crystalline powder that is one ingredient (phytocannabinoid), isolated and extracted from the hemp plant. The hemp plant has over 300 beneficial compounds, including cannabinoids and terpenes.
How do terpenes affect your body?
Terpenes are naturally occurring unsaturated hydrocarbons. They are found in the essential oils of plants, they are what give plants and various parts of plants, their smell and or flavor. Flowers and fruits are the most terpene-rich part of the plant.
Some everyday terpenes are found in citrus plants, evergreen trees and shrubs, herbs, coffee and cocoa plants, flowers and fruits. Terpenes interact with the endocannabinoid system in a similar way to cannabinoids. When inhaled or ingested, the terpenes act as an assistant to cannabinoids as they work to penetrate the blood-brain barrier.
What is a good dose for beginners?
We suggest people to start with a minimal dose of 5mg-10mg. This is a good place to start out and notice how the product affects your body. For deeper conditions of stress, anxiety, relaxation, inflammation, 25 mg -75 mg is a good place to start. For extreme conditions, 100 mg – 200 mg per dose is common.
How often do I need to take hemp extract for it to be effective?
Some people take hemp extract products everyday or every other day, depending on their exact need.
Some women prefer to take hemp products, 1 week before menstruation and thru menstruation.
Some athletes only take it for recovery, after intensive training.
Some people only take once a week, when they need it for inflammation or stress.
Some people have extreme conditions in their daily life, and need a heavy dose to keep things balanced.
It all depends on you and the specific need. Adding hemp extract to your diet, is like adding a fish oil or turmeric supplement to your nutritional routine. Before you add any nutritional supplement to your routine, you see if it works and then you find the products that work with you’re body and your wallet.
What time of day is good to take hemp extracts?
Hemp extract supplements are best to take in the morning and at night before bed. It is best to take after eating.
If you experience the energizing effects of hemp extract products, then you can enjoy them as you need the energy.
What happens if I take too much?
Usually if you take a higher dose on accident there is a general sleepiness or drowsiness that you could feel.
We recommend that you take your products at home before you go out on the town and take a higher dose. We don’t like using the word overdose when talking about CBD products. We choose to use the words Maximum Dose. You might feel some adverse effects from a maximum dose but you should be able to sleep it off.