Frequently Asked Questions


What is cannabidiol or CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is an organic compound extracted from the hemp plant. It is the most renown cannabinoid in the hemp plant for several reasons. First, it does not have any psychoactive effects, so it does not give users the “high” associated with THC. Second, it has been singled out for its effectiveness in helping people who suffer from anxiety, sleep disorders, pain conditions and more.



Is CBD legal?

Yes. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized the growing, processing, and selling of hemp extracts. CBD and hemp are now 100% legal in all 50 states.



Will using CBD get me “high”?

No. Full-spectrum CBD oil does contain trace amounts of THC, less than 0.3%, the legal limit, which helps to improve the “entourage effect” of cannabinoids working together to maximize their impact in the body. Each of our products is made using a full spectrum- prime Kentucky 100% organic industrial grown hemp.



What is the “entourage effect”?

The “entourage effect” describes the effects of cannabinoids when working together, rather than separated into in an isolate form. Research has shown that cannabinoids work best when they are accompanied by the other healthy cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids.



How will CBD affect my body?

CBD works in the body by interacting with the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system helps to regulate other systems in the body, bringing your body closer to a homeostatic equilibrium. This is why CBD seems to help many different aspects of human health, by activating your body’s own endocannabinoid system to achieve a healthy balance.



Do pets have the an endocannabinoid system?

Yes! Our pets get the same potential health benefits from CBD as humans.



What is the endocannabinoid system?

The endocannabinoid system is a complex arrangement of receptors in the nervous systems of all mammals, including humans. These receptors affect other body systems to help regulate your appetite, sleep, mood, inflammation, and pain.


Receptors for cannabinoids are found in the digestive, reproductive, nervous, and immune systems. Because cannabinoids interact with almost every system in our bodies, they’re often touted as a cure-all. While they’re not truly able to heal everything, they do regulate neurotransmitter function, inflammation, mitochondrial function, and metabolism.



How long does it take to feel the effects of CBD?

Depending on the delivery method and the serving-to-body-weight ratio or just the way your body naturally interacts with CBD. You may begin to feel the effects of taking CBD in up to 30 minutes. After taking a regular daily serving for a week or two, you should see a significant relief in symptoms. We recommend trying CBD for 90 days to see its full potential benefits.



What makes hemp different from marijuana?

The difference between legal hemp and illegal marijuana is the level of THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. According to current federal law, hemp plants are legal as long as the THC level is below 0.3%.


Will using CBD show up on a drug test?

We cannot guarantee that you will pass a drug test after using our products, even though our products are legal. Our products contain less than 0.3% THC, but there is a risk in failing a drug test from any hemp-derived extract. Consult your doctor, and your HR department if your receive drug testing by your employer.



What’s the proper way to store CBD products?

Our products are sensitive to direct sunlight and extreme temperatures, so it’s best to store in a cool, dry place without exposure to sunlight.



Is there an expiration date for CBD products?

With proper storage, ROOTED hemp CBD products are good for 18 months.



CBD isolate vs. full-spectrum CBD

An informed CBD consumer needs to know the difference between “full spectrum CBD” and “CBD isolate.” These terms are related to how the hemp is processed and both methods have their advantages and downsides. We only use full spectrum extracts in our products because we believe there is enough evidence showing that all cannabinoids together produce what is known as the “entourage effect.” CBD isolate does not contain any other cannabinoids, and therefore loses much of its efficacy as a beneficial ingredient.



What is Full-spectrum CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD is a distillation of hemp biomass that contains high levels of CBD along with other cannabinoids naturally present in the cannabis plant, like cannabidiol acid (CBDA), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG), and cannabinol (CBN) also, including a tiny amount of THC that by law must be less than 0.3%. Full-spectrum also includes other phytochemicals like terpenes, which are flavor compounds that give hemp plants their smell and contribute to the full-spectrum entourage effect.


Who should try CBD oil?

CBD is safe for almost everyone, according to a recent report from the World Health Organization, but you May want to check with your doctor before starting a CBD product, especially if you are pregnant, nursing or on any medications. Research has shown several CBD oil benefits, ranging from alleviating social anxiety to improving rheumatoid arthritis.


CBD potential health benefits:


  • Antipsychotic Effects
    Studies suggest that CBD may help people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms.
    Substance Abuse Treatment: CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction. In rats, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior.
  • Anti-Tumor Effects
    In test-tube and animal studies, CBD has demonstrated anti-tumor effects. In animals, it has been shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer.
  • Diabetes Prevention
    In diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56% and significantly reduced inflammation.
  • May Improve Mood Disorders
    CBD works directly on the brain receptors 5HT1A (serotonin) and GABA (an inhibitory neurotransmitter). Lower levels of these can contribute to anxiety and depression.
  • Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria
    Researchers discovered that cannabinoids (including CBD) have an unusual ability to destroy bacteria (especially drug-resistant strains). More research is needed to find out how and why it works. A 2011 study found that CBD can also slow the progression of tuberculosis in rats. Researchers concluded that CBD likely does this by inhibiting T-cell proliferation, rather than possessing antibacterial properties. Whatever the mechanism is for destroying bacteria, CBD seems to be a potent weapon against the antibiotic resistant “superbugs” that are becoming more and more of a problem today.
  • May help Schizophrenia
    Schizophrenia is a complicated and serious disease that is typically managed through therapy and pharmaceutical drugs (that carry hefty side effects). Anecdotally, many folks have found that CBD oil has helped reduce hallucinations. Research is beginning to catch up too. A March 2015 review of available research found that CBD was a safe, effective, and well tolerated treatment for psychosis. But more research is needed to bring CBD into clinical practice. It should be mentioned that THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, may actually increase psychosis for those at risk. CBD oil, on the other hand, only helps reduce psychosis and may even counteract psychosis brought on by marijuana use.
  • Promotes Healthy Weight
    Cannabidiol can help maintain healthy blood sugar, stimulates genes and proteins that helps break down fat, and increase mitochondria that helps burn calories. CBD also encourages the body to convert white fat to brown fat. White fat is the kind of fat we typically think of when we think about body fat. Brown fat is fat that is in small deposits that behaves differently than white fat. Brown fat is said to improve health by enhancing the bodies ability to burn white fat, create heat, and even regulate blood sugar.
  • Improves Heart Health
    Heart disease is a growing problem today. In fact, it’s the leading cause of death in the U.S. A healthy diet and lifestyle is a top priority for heart health, but CBD oil can also help. According to research cannabidiol reduces artery blockage, reduces stress induced cardiovascular response, and may reduce blood pressure. It may also reduce cholesterol. As mentioned earlier, CBD oil is helpful in preventing oxidative stress and inflammation. Both of these are often precursors to heart disease.
  • Improves Skin Conditions
    CBD oil can be used topically to treat skin conditions. Studies show CBD oil has a high potential for treating skin conditions like eczema by encouraging abnormal cell death. It can also help regulate the skin’s oil production, reducing acne. CBD also contains many nutrients like vitamin E that help improve and protect the skin.
  • Fights Cancer
    CBD oil’s role in cancer treatment still needs more research, but what is available is looking promising. According to the American Cancer Society, CBD oil can slow growth and spread of some kinds of cancer (in animals). Because it fights oxidative stress and inflammation (and both are linked to cancer) it makes sense that CBD oil could help fight cancer cells.
  • May Reduce inflammation
    Suppresses cytokine production and induces T-regulatory cells to protect the body from attacking itself, which may help relieve autoimmune conditions.
  • May Relieve Chronic Pain
    Inhibits transmission of neuronal signaling through pain pathways.
  • Aids in Gut Health
    May help restore leaky tight junctions that contribute to intestinal permeability and may decreases spasmodic activity common in irritable bowel syndrome.
  • May Help Treat Seizures
  • May Relieve Epilepsy in Children
  • And, many more wonderful health benefits, from this God given plant that we have been blessed with here on Earth.



CBD vs. Hemp Oil

This is a common question and misconception. As mentioned above, while they come from the same plant, they are different strains and CBD is harvested from the plants that contain below .03% THC (microscopic amount). CBD is completely legal and is not considered a drug. Because of the often confused history of these plants, many manufacturers use “hemp oil” instead of the more controversial “CBD oil” in their marketing. CBD levels can vary drastically. That’s why ROOTED wants to educate and inform you what you are purchasing.


From a sustainability standpoint, it is a shame that hemp has gotten so much negative press because it comes from a similar strain of plant. Aside from the CBD benefits, hemp is one of the strongest, longest, and most durable natural fibers and it can be grown without any type of pesticides or herbicides! It also:


  • makes up to four times as much fiber per acre as pine trees
  • can be recycled many more times than pine-based pulp products
  • is easy to grow without chemicals and is actually good for the soil
  • produces a seed and seed oil rich in protein, essential fatty acids and amino acids