Will I fail a drug test if I take CBD products?
Most drug tests measure your level of thc, as that’s the psychoactive compound found in cannabis.
Full spectrum products are produced with hemp, which by law, must not exceed 0.3% thc at harvest. So, although the risk of detection is low in our full spectrum products, qol cannot guarantee that thc will be completely absent in a drug test if full spectrum products are used.
In cbd isolate products and broad-spectrum products, there is no trace of thc present ever. We conduct thorough lab testing on those products to ensure purity and peace of mind.
Are your products chemical-free?
You bet! We ensure that all our product manufactures exceed federal department of public health’s standards. Using the most natural process, the purity of our products is surpassed by none! We also ensure our manufactures do not use any chemical solvents to extract cbd, and all hemp is extracted in a usda certified lab. At quality of life cbds, we care about you and the environment
Are your products gluten-free, vegan-friendly, and non-gmo?
Most definitely! Don’t forget cruelty-free!
How do your products taste?
The delicate extraction method that we use for our tinctures preserves natural earthy flavors of the hemp plant. Flavor profiles vary slightly by tincture due to the diverse assortment of herbal extracts that we have incorporated. For instance, you may notice hints of rich chocolate from the cacao in our goji cacao.
Does Quality of Life CBDS ship to my house?
Good news, we ship to all 50 states and hope to bring quality products to more countries as soon as we can!
I love this! But, is this even legal?
Yes! Our cbd products always contain < 0.3% thc. Therefore, it is federally legal for us to ship and for you to consume our products nationwide without worry.
I just received my CBD product. How much should I take?
Start low and go slow! The beautiful thing about our customers is that everyone is unique! Here is a great source to help you decide the right serving size for you or for your pet: https://cbddosagecalculator.com Make this a direct link
Is hemp the same as marijuana?
Actually, they both live in the cannabis family but are vastly different from one another! Although they look similar, they are divergent and have varying uses. A cannabis plant that contains more than 0.3% thc at harvest is automatically classified as marijuana. Anything under 0.3% is called hemp (that’s what we use!). Marijuana produces little to no cbd with high amounts of thc. Hemp used for cbd products is bred to contain low amounts of thc and high amounts of cbd – the therapeutic compound that we at pachamama love!
How should I store my cbd products?
It is best to preserve the freshness of your products inside a cool, dark place away from sunlight. This is especially important when it comes to topicals. For example, the melting point of shea butter, an ingredient that is used in some athletic rubs, is a minimum of only 90 degrees! This is definitely not a product you would want to forget in your car on a hot summer day!
Will cbd help my condition?
Due to federal regulations, we cannot claim to help with specific conditions. However, we advocate for everyone to do some self-research starting with a quick search regarding what you’d like to know. Try using PubMed, a free full-text archive of medical research studies.
Will cbd make me feel high?
The cbd molecule does not produce any psychoactive effects because it is so low in thc, the “high” molecule. At most, you may just feel a relaxed clarity.
What the heck are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are the incredulous compounds that are synthesized by the hemp plant! Our bodies also produce cannabinoids which are called endogenous cannabinoids. Endogenous means they come from inside of us. Plants contain exogenous cannabinoids. Exogenous means they come from outside of us, like from our cbd products!
Are there any side-effects of using cbd that i should look out for?
To date, there have been no adverse side effects discovered. According to a report from the world health organization, “cbd exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential [meaning] there is no evidence of health-related problems associated.”
Will this affect my medication?
Our extracts are gentle yet powerful. At low doses, it is highly unlikely that drug-herb interactions will occur. However, potential does exist for cbd to interact with pharmaceuticals. Because of industry regulations, we cannot make any medical claims regarding the interactions of medication with cbd. We kindly advise talking with your healthcare provider or pharmacists with any medical questions you may have!
How do topicals work?
Topical products are quickly absorbed by the skin allowing for cbd to enter the bloodstream within minutes of application. A little goes a long way but feel free to use as needed!
What is your return policy?
We whole-heartedly stand behind our products. However, we totally understand that unfortunate circumstances may occur when you may need to return a Quality of Life CBD product. For that reason, we accept any unopened products in their original packaging for 30 days after your purchase!
How long is the shelf-life?
There is an expiration date sticker on each of our products!
Why is my athletic rub watery?
The base of athletic rubs contains a fusion of different plant-based oils which have different melting points. For this reason, any separation that occurs is natural.
How much of a dropper is a full serving?
1 full squeeze! Our droppers are calibrated to release 1ml per serving. Our new droppers are graduated too, allowing for more accurate dispensing.
Are your products tested / do you have lab results?
Our products are triple-tested in a third-party lab. We maintain a rigorous testing process with every batch to ensure a pure product in every single bottle. You can see our certificate of analysis and lab results online.
Are there any medication interactions that i should be aware of?
The way that cbd is metabolized by your body can interfere with how your body normally metabolizes other drugs you take. This may be most prevalent in people using blood thinners like warfarin however, drug interactions aren’t always negative. Sometimes they can be beneficial for consumers by making certain drugs more effective, like clobazam. In this case, the consumer will require less use of the drug and therefore less adverse effects from it.
Thc and cbd are metabolized by cyp3a4 and cyp2c9.
Cyp3a4 inhibitors slightly increase thc levels.
Cyp3a4 inducers slightly decrease thc and cbd levels.
(yamaori et al 2012, watanabe et al 2007).
CBD, but not THC, is metabolized by CYP2C19
CBD is a potent inhibitor of CYP3A5 and CYP2D6.
As CYP3A4 metabolized about a quarter of all drugs, CBD may increase serum concentrations of macrolides, calcium channel blockers, benzodiazepines, cyclosporine, sildenafil (and other PDE5 inhibitors), antihistamines, haloperidol, antiretrovirals, and some statins (atorvastatin and simvastatin, but not pravastatin or rosuvastatin).
CYP2D5 metabolized many antidepressants, so CBD may increase serum concentrations of ssris, tricyclic antidepressants, and antipsychotics, beta-blockers and opioids (including codeine and oxycodone).
Warfarin – THC, and CBD increase warfarin levels
Clobazam – In children treated with CBD for epilepsy, CBD increased clobazam levels