HEMP, CBD, CBN & CBG FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions about Hemp and CBD.

What Makes Mountain Strong Hemp a trusted source in high-quality CBD?

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions about Hemp and CBD below.

After you’ve had a chance to do some research, hop over to our Hemp and CBD product pages to begin enjoying the benefits of CBD!

GENERAL FAQs

Hemp is legal. In 2018, President Trump signed the Hemp Farming Act which legalized Hemp.

As a strain of the Cannabis Sativa plant, Hemp varies from the Cannabis plant because – in accordance with the Industrial Agricultural Farm Act of 2014 – it must contain less than 0.3% THC. (THC: The psychoactive constituent in Cannabis.)

Buying CBD/CBG is federally legal as long as it doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent THC, but some state laws have put restrictions on buyers. Be encouraged to check your state’s laws to learn which restrictions may govern your purchase of CBD and CBG.

No – they’re different.

Hemp: A strain of the Cannabis plant which by law must contain less than 0.3% THC.

CBD: A cannabidiol extracted from the Hemp plant.

CBD (Cannabidiol) – a naturally occurring cannabinoid produced by cannabis – derives from the hemp plant (Cannabis Sativa); non-psychoactive, CBD contains no THC.

The mother of all cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant, non-psychoactive Cannabigerol, CBG – like CBD – reacts with the cannabinoid receptors in the human brain. Research shows CBG to help with inflammation, pain, and nausea, also working to slow the proliferation of cancer cells.

Not always. Certain strains of hemp exist which have been bred over the years to produce more CBD and CBG. CBG levels also fall the older the plant gets, so the age of the plant can impact the CBG levels.

Full Spectrum means the extraction process focused on extracting ALL beneficial elements, rather than on isolating just one element… The products made with such full spectrum extract contains many of the original plant components like: terpenes, lipids, chlorophyll, waxes, CBD-A/CBD, CBN, CBG, CBC, plus traces (0.3% or less) of THC-V/THC-A/THC.

    • The amount of CBD you need can vary and it’s a very personal thing – no two people are the same
    • The symptom you are using CBD to treat usually dictates how much you need to take and for how long
    • Most people find that more serious ailments or more severe pain demand higher amounts of CBD
    • Factors like body weight & activity levels can influence how much CBD you need
    • Likewise, for general wellbeing and mood calming measures you may find you need a smaller amount of CBD over a longer time to get the full benefits
    • We recommend you start low and gradually build up and we don’t recommend you take more than 1mg of CBD per 2 pounds of body weight each day
    • Most people say between 10mg and 25mg CBD per day is enough for everday use, but people with more severe ailments may need more than 50mg per day

Yes. All our products comply fully with Colorado law.

USES & BENEFITS

This really does depend on what you are looking to achieve. For example, if you’re suffering from anxiety, we would recommend one of our high strength Hemp CBD tinctures to ingest, whereas if you are looking to help soothe inflammation or tension, a topical cream might be better for you.

We have a wide range of CBD products and believe there is something to suit everyone’s needs. We supply some of the highest concentration of hemp CBD available including smokable flowers, high strength tinctures and soft gels, as well as offering a full range of topical CBD creams and salves.

Feel free to browse our products page for full details on all of our current products. If you can’t find what you need or have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more info.

The nourishing and nurturing properties of the CBD oil, interacting with the natural endocannabinoid system (ECS) within the brain, significantly assist in restoring positive system-wide wellbeing.

Currently, 11% of all Americans who use CBD choose it to aid insomnia, improving sleep and imparting greater health overall.

Many major athletes rely on CBD to aid them in recovery after intense training or performance; they consequently become fast advocates. Whilst most of us won’t ever compete athletically at an elite level, improving the recovery time of any exercise furnishes worthwhile improvement for those striving to improve their fitness.

Salubrious CBD can be enlisted to improve a wide variety of issues causing lack of sleep, a fundamental factor that influences wellbeing. As well as fitness recovery, CBD also improves digestion along with gut health.

While still early in the testing phase, it is presently unknown how exactly CBD affects mental health.  However, a 2019 Gallop Poll revealed 14% of Americans use CBD.

Another CBD usage survey found that 37% of  users use it to treat anxiety. With clinical tests underway, there is compelling evidence that CBD can and does help with anxiety and other mental health issues.

Most recently, the FDA approved Epidiolex (cannabidol) for seizures; other verifiable sources also prove the benefits of CBD for this use case. Currently the first FDA approved prescription, studies look promising for other severe physical conditions.

Among the current studies conducted (for example, this Medical News Today piece), CBD has proven to help with chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and arthritis. More research remains to reveal the mechanisms, compounds, and synergistic actions by which CBD accomplishes these feats.

CBD also serves as an anti-inflammatory, helping to soothe pain from minor injuries and other chronic conditions. This prized CBD quality can dramatically improve quality of life.

In remediating arthritis, fibromyalgia, and a host of other conditions meriting much relief from physical pain, the hemp plant and its inherent CBD compounds show great promise.

At Mountain Strong Hemp, we provide a range of products capable of accommodating all ends of the health, healing, well-being spectrum, from topicals for arthritis issues and general aches, to the higher end, more concentrated solutions for seizures.

The brain and the gut communicate mostly through the Vagus nerve but also via the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS).

ECS is involved in a wide variety of functions, including digestive mobility, intestinal inflammation, gut permeability as well as helping to regulate food intake. There are also other more cumulative benefits that phytocannabinoids help support the ECS, such as the proliferation of cancer cells, all the way to the interactions with probiotic bacteria in the digestive system.

Hemp CBD helps a range of conditions including IBS (Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome) and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease), as well as conditions like auto-immune diseases and cancer.

We provide highly concentrated CBD tinctures and oils that can be taken orally by themselves, or with food.

CBD demonstrates the potential to help reduce anxiety and improve sleep, which can also decrease cortisol in the body, a mechanism by which hair loss may be reduced; more studies will show just how powerful these effects may be.

CBD acts with the endocannabinoids naturally produced in the body, working together with the endocannabinoid system to regulate essential functions such as sleep. However, CBD does not have intoxicating effects meaning that it shouldn’t make you feel tired or sleepy.

While more tests are needed to study CBD and CBG supplements and lowering blood pressure, people increasingly call upon the supplements to boost well-being and to help patients cope with anxiety and stress.

Smokable CBD flower or vaping with CBD offer the most expedient methods of absorption into the bloodstream – bringing the most immediate relief. While quicker than CBD oils and tinctures, the bioavailability (aka: how much CBD your body absorbs) of smoking is approximately 31%, with current research demonstrating vaping uptake being as high as 56%. If taken orally or through edibles, research also suggests – depending on the product – only 13-19% CBD gets absorbed. 

Why the large disparity in absorption? The biggest factor is attributed to the digestive tract. By avoiding the digestive system, CBD goes absorbed by the lungs, entering the bloodstream quicker and more efficiently.

Topical creams or salves take longer to absorb and only affect the area closest to the application area. Topical CBD does not enter the bloodstream; call upon topical CBD to treat external trauma areas.

Far from a newcomer, still, only now do we begin to grow, confirm and fathom the panoply of health benefits of CBD, the all natural cannabidiol. Current studies demonstrate its range of functionality spans from remediating inflammation, nerve pain, and other physical ailments, to alleviating a variety of mental health issues. In fact, a study by JCI in 2017 showed it may even help reduce the risk of heart disease. Read the JCI study here.

Like anything involving health and healing, the benefits vary from person to person. A small percentage may experience mild side effects such as changes in mood, changes in appetite, and nausea. If you’re suffering from a serious illness, we suggest you seek medical advice to check before using CBD.

While skepticism and misconceptions abound around CBD – heavily influencing people’s conception of cannabis – the non-psychoactive (mind altering) CBD varies greatly from cannabis, even though it is extracted from the cannabis plant. Hemp plants also contain CBD, with extremely low to no THC (the psychoactive part), so we use it to create all of our CBD products.

At Mountain Strong, we selectively breed the highest quality strains of the hemp plant to ensure the purest and highest concentration of CBD and CBG.

PRODUCT, STORAGE & SHOP FAQs

Yes. All our products comply fully with Colorado law.

We do our best to ship our products as soon as we receive orders.  Due to demand and seasonal availability, some products may not be available for immediately delivery.  It is the responsibility of the buyer to verify any local or jurisdictional restrictions for products available on this website.  International buyers will need to provide customs approval and import permits prior to shipping.

Buying CBD/CBG is federally legal as long as it doesn’t contain more than 0.3 percent THC, but some state laws have put restrictions on buyers. Be encouraged to check your state’s laws to learn which restrictions may govern your purchase of CBD and CBG.

  1. Use the container provided
  2. Keep it upright
  3. Keep in a dark place
  4. Avoid extreme temperatures
  5. Avoid prolonged direct sunlight
  6. Don’t freeze or boil it

Stored correctly, a CBD/CBG oil tincture can last for years. Stored in the right environment, a tincture can last years with little to no degradation.