Frequently Asked Questions
What is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is just one of several different molecules known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis and other plants including cruciferous greens such as kale and brussel sprouts as well as hops. CBD can act as a neurotransmitter and is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is a natural essential oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. It is used by people all over the world as a dietary supplement and for a variety of therapeutic purposes.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants as well as other green plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phytocannabinoids. Phytocannabinoids can mimic neurotransmitters that we call endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies.
How does CBD work?
CBD can act as a neurotransmitter. Neurotransmitters help to regulate bodily systems at a cellular level. CBD has been shown to have effects on a wide array of systems in the human body, such as the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, and kidneys, the epidermis and others. CBD is also known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Is CBD a drug?
Although CBD is used as a component in a drug known as Epidiolex, which is used to treat seizure disorders, CBD oil is not considered to be a drug. Instead, it is a dietary supplement. Also, CBD does not cause a high like marijuana.
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil is distinct from CBD oil. While CBD is produced by extracting the essential oils from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp oil is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil and sesame oil. Hemp oil does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD.
What is MCT oil?
MCT or medium chain triglycerides are derived from coconut oil and has been found beneficial for brain function and metabolism. We prefer our CBD drops in an MCT oil base for the light and clear consistency and taste.
What is the difference between CBD and hemp?
Hemp is a family of cannabis strains which are grown for food and fibers and contain less than .3% THC. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. Our CBD is extracted from hemp.
What is the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil?
CBD oil is an essential oil extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers. It contains beneficial cannabinoids and terpenes. Hemp seed oil, on the other hand, is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil or sesame seed oil and is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp oil does not contain CBD or terpenes.
Is your product safe?
CBD has been shown in numerous studies to be well tolerated in humans. It is non-toxic and non-addictive. There is no known incidence of illness caused by the consumption of CBD oil. Also, all of our products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they are free of THC and any potential contaminants.
What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?
Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Whereas marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug, hemp contains negligible amounts of THC (.3%), does not cause a high and is not considered to be a drug. 406 CBD undergoes a process which removes all traces of THC from the product.
What is CBD used for?
Many people use CBD to promote a health state known as homeostasis, the body’s natural tendency to maintain a healthy balance in all its systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems. CBD is also used by some to treat particular ailments such as seizure disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, alieviate aches and discomforts, and others.
Does your product contain THC?
No. All of 406 CBD's products are completely THC-free. We use technology to remove any residual THC found in our hemp extract.
Are there traces of THC in CBD oil?
Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC; however, all 406 CBD's products are completely THC-free. We remove any residual THC found in hemp extract.
Can I see your lab reports?
Yes, our lab reports for each batch is posted on our website. Click here to see our most recent lab reports.
Why should I choose CBD over medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis is another term for medical marijuana. Marijuana contains THC, which is a cannabinoid that causes a high. Medical cannabis can cause severe impairments. CBD is not psychotropic, meaning that it does not cause a high. It can be used while working, driving or undertaking any other physical activities such as exercise and sports. A CBD product can also be used alongside medical cannabis as an extra CBD supplement since most medical cannabis products are high in THC but low in CBD.
Can your products cure/treat my condition?
CBD oil is used by many people to treat a variety of conditions. However, it has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any conditions aside from particular seizure disorders. Nonetheless, there have been numerous studies which suggest that CBD may be an effective therapy for a wide range of health issues, and many U.S. states have approved the use of CBD to treat many of these ailments. Consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if your condition is treatable with CBD.
What does Full Spectrum mean?
The term full spectrum refers to CBD products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in hemp. Full spectrum includes THC. We do not carry full spectrum hemp products at this time.
What does Broad Spectrum mean?
The term broad spectrum refers to CBD products that contain a selective grouping of beneficial cannabinoids but zero THC. Our capsules are broad spectrum.
What is Isolate CBD?
The term isolate refers to a CBD product that contains only CBD and not other cannabinoids. Our sublingual drops are made with nano emulsified CBD isolate.
Will I feel any effects from using CBD products?
Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, reduced stress and anxiety, increased attention and focus, pain relief and others. However, organic compounds such as CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.
Can I overdose on CBD?
No. You cannot overdose on CBD. There is no record of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. CBD is completely non-toxic. Also, all of our products are 100% THC-free.
Is CBD oil legal? In all 50 states?
All of Joy Organics CBD oil products are made from hemp, contain zero THC and can be shipped to all 50 U.S. states. However, CBD oil made from marijuana can only be purchased in states with medical marijuana programs.
Is CBD oil safe to carry through an airport?
Yes. Rest assured that full spectrum CBD can be transported on a plane. Authorities are not concerned with hemp CBD oil. They are concerned with interstate trafficking of marijuana and other drugs. Also, for this reason, drug-sniffing dogs are not trained to detect hemp CBD oil.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of a plant. Terpenes are what gives cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized by humans for millennia in a healing modality known as aromatherapy with essential oils. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products.
What is the best way to take CBD?
CBD can be administered in a variety of ways. The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason for which it’s being taken. If you use CBD oil as a supplement for health maintenance, capsules or tinctures are recommended. If you are treating a particular medical condition, consult with a qualified medical professional for advice on the ideal method of administration for your condition.
What is a CBD tincture?
A CBD tincture is a preparation made from CBD extract. It is used orally (swallowed) and sublingually (under the tongue). When used sublingually, CBD can be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via capillaries found in tissues in the mouth. When consumed orally it must pass through the digestive system, but it is also absorbed via the lining of the stomach.
How will CBD oil affect my body?
CBD oil can have a wide variety of effects on the human body. However, CBD is known to be a powerful anti-inflammatory and has been reported to reduce pain, swelling and stiffness. It has also been shown in research studies to improve circulation and help to regulate a variety of systems, including the immune system, the nervous system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, the heart, liver, kidneys and others.
Is it possible to take too much CBD?
CBD is completely non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone overdosing on CBD. However, extremely large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.
How much CBD is in your products?
The amount of CBD in 406 CBD's products varies from product to product. Please refer to the product label for exact concentrations of CBD in each product.
What is the ideal serving size?
The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables, including the reason it is being used, the method of administration, sex, age, weight, diet, exercise and so on. It also depends on the product. Servings of 5 to 50 milligrams per day are commonly reported for health maintenance, mood enhancement and minor pain reduction. Higher servings, although not harmful, are not recommended unless being used to treat a particular disorder, in which case it is recommended that you consult with a qualified medical professional. We suggest starting with a low dose and working your way up to a higher dose gradually to find the right amount for you.
How often can I take CBD?
CBD can be taken multiple times each day, or at particular times of day, depending on the reason it is being used. CBD oil is also often administered upon onset of particular conditions such as an anxiety attack.
Are there any negative side effects?
CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However, large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness. If your intention is to remain alert, this may be considered an unwanted side effect and therefore large servings should be avoided.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
All our products go through a series of rigorous testing by in-house and third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential contaminants.
Has the FDA approved the ingredients in your products?
The FDA does not approve dietary or nutritional supplements. CBD and hemp extract are classified as a nutritional supplement.
Do you test for potency, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, and residual solvents?
Yes. All 406 CBD's products go through a rigorous series of tests by third-party labs to assure purity and concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are completely free of THC and any potential contaminants.
Will CBD get me high?
No. Unlike marijuana and THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and does not cause a high.
Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use CBD products?
No. CBD is not a drug. You will not be required to produce a medical marijuana card in order to purchase CBD online. However, some states have laws allowing doctors to recommend CBD to patients for particular conditions.
Does CBD have a shelf life?
CBD itself does not have an expiration date. However, CBD oil products can degrade and should be consumed within a certain period of time. They should be stored in airtight contains either in the refrigerator or in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates for more information.
How should I store CBD products? Do I need to refrigerate?
We highly recommend either refrigerating CBD products or storing them in a cool place. Always keep CBD products in airtight containers and store them away from direct sunlight and heat, which can degrade certain compounds in CBD oil.
Will CBD oil show up on a drug test?
No. Drug tests do not test for CBD. CBD cannot produce a false positive on a test designed to look for THC. As long as you’re using products which have all the THC removed, such as those produced by 406 CBD, and you are not using marijuana products, you will not fail a drug test.
Will CBD help me if I’m healthy?
Because of its ability to help the body maintain homeostasis, reduce inflammation and act as an antioxidant, CBD is often used as a health maintenance supplement.
Does CBD interact with other medications?
Studies have shown that CBD may affect the metabolism of certain classes of drugs, but effects have been shown to be minimal. Much more research needs to be done in this area. If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional.
How long will it take to receive benefits from taking CBD oil?
In some cases, such as when using a vaporizer or sublingual tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. For a fair trial, we recommend customers consume their CBD consistently for 30-90 days. Personal results will vary.
What methods of extraction do you use?
All 406 CBD's products contain Co2 extracted CBD from hemp.
Where is your hemp grown?
Our hemp is grown in the USA. We are currently sourcing certified organic hemp from Colorado but hope to be using certified organic Montana grown hemp soon.
Is your product organic? Vegan friendly?
Yes. 406 CBD's products are certified organic and contain other organically grown ingredients. All of our products are vegan-friendly, except for the softgels which contain kosher gelatin.
I have a gluten allergy. Can I use your products?
Yes. All 406 CBD's products are gluten-free.
Can I give my pet CBD?
Yes, CBD is safe for pets. Most customers use our natural unflavored tinctures for their pets. We do recommend that you consult with a veterinarian who is familiar with your pet and knowledgeable in the use of CBD oil in pet health. We give our dogs and cats CBD regularly.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.
What is the entourage effect?
Broad spectrum CBD oil contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes as well as other beneficial compounds. Each of the compounds has particular effects on the human body. Because terpenes can affect how the body responds to cannabinoids, the combined effect is often greater than the sum of the individual effects. The overall effect produced is known as the entourage effect.
Is CBD water soluble?
In its natural state, CBD oil is not water soluble. However, 406 CBD's drops and cream are made with a patented process which encapsulates the CBD oil into nano-sized emulsion particles which are water-soluble, allowing the CBD oil to be carried by the bloodstream and easily absorbed into tissues.
How do I choose a product that is right for me?
The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason for which it’s being taken as well as other factors such as age and weight. If using CBD oil as a supplement for health maintenance, tinctures or capsules are recommended. If treating a particular medical condition, consult with a qualified medical professional for advice on the ideal method of administration for your condition.
How does your product differ from others?
406 CBD products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. All of our products are THC-free. We also use a patented nanoemulsion method which makes our CBD water soluble, resulting in a higher bioavailability than standard products. This means more of the CBD gets put to use by your body. Our CBD oil is extracted using a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents that can degrade beneficial compounds. We use only the finest, all-natural ingredients in our products.
I like your products. How can I become an affiliate or a wholesaler?
Please email for a wholesale application. We are currently working on an affiliate solution as well.
What is your return policy?
406 CBD offers a 30-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, simply let us know by email at or through our Contact Us page and we will give you a full refund. If you are not achieving your desired results, feel free to use the entire bottle before asking for a return. One return per customer.
Where are your products available for purchase?
406 CBD products are available online at www.406cbd.com. They will soon be available for purchase from retailers as well.