FAQ

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is one of 80+ naturally occurring cannabinoid compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant.

Is hemp oil the same as CBD oil?

Hemp oil can be a confusing term because it sometimes refers to hemp seed oil, and other times it refers to activated hemp extract. Hemp seeds do not contain cannabinoids such as CBD, whereas hemp extract does. Typically, manufacturers refer to the oil from the seed as “hemp seed oil” but it is wise to carefully check labels to ensure you are getting what you are looking for.

What does CBD make you feel like?

Unlike its fellow cannabinoid THC, CBD does not cause any feeling of being “high” or intoxicated. The feeling that users do experience from CBD varies from person to person. Generally, CBD can promote relaxation in the body and a feeling of general wellness and balance.

Who can take CBD?

Studies show that hemp extract with CBD can be well-tolerated by many. Since the most common results of taking it are calm and focus; sports and exercise recovery; and support for healthy sleep cycles, anyone looking for balance in these areas might benefit from cannabinoid supplementation.

Altus Cx products should not to be used during pregnancy or lactation. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult your physician prior to use.

Does it matter if CBD is extracted from marijuana or hemp?

Hemp and marijuana are both technically forms of the cannabis sativa plant. Colloquially, hemp refers to the industrial plant form typically harvested for its plant fiber while marijuana is the term often used for the carefully cultivated plant that has been bred and manipulated to increase THC concentration. There are variations across the plant forms and across individual plants in terms of cannabinoid concentration, but once extracted and isolated, the molecules are identical despite the source.

What is the difference between full-spectrum hemp versus CBD isolate?

CBD Isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. CBD Isolate contains only one cannabinoid: CBD. Free from THC and other cannabinoids and terpenes, CBD isolate is perfect for those that want to supplement with CBD, and only CBD, with the most predictable and consistent outcomes.

Using whole plant extraction methods, full spectrum CBD delivers a range of non-intoxicating cannabinoid profiles and terpene content. Still THC free (no more than 0.3%) and non-intoxicating, full spectrum CBD is ideal for those that seek the benefits of the entourage effect (the synergistic concept that CBD along with the other non-intoxicating cannabinoids such as CBG and CBN, terpenes, and flavonoids found in the cannabis sativa plant, when consumed together drive greater benefits than the sum of the parts).

Can CBD get you high?

CBD itself is a non-intoxicating compound, so it will not get you high. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the compound in cannabis that creates the intoxicating effect. Many CBD oils contain small amounts of THC (less than 0.3%) but typically not enough to be intoxicating when taken in Altus Cx suggested dosage.

Does CBD oil have THC?

Full spectrum CBD oil contains only a very small amount of THC. Agricultural Act and hemp definition guidelines stipulate that THC must be less than 0.3% by dry weight. THC and CBD are just two of more than 80 cannabinoids present in full spectrum hemp extracts; CBD, however, is the main one present.

Will hemp show up on a drug test?

The legal limit of THC in hemp is no more than 0.3% and in our experience, CBD and CBG isolate products consistently test at 0% THC while full spectrum products have variable amounts of trace cannabinoids. None of our products test higher than 0.3% THC. Individual biochemistry varies by person, however, and there are many different forms and versions of drug testing with varied levels of detection ability, so we strongly suggest consulting your health care provider before consuming any hemp products if you are subject to drug testing.

How long does it take for CBD to take effect?

Some people may feel the effects of CBD immediately, but most need to take the product for five to seven days or even longer to notice any changes. For any dietary supplement to work properly, it must be taken regularly. Missing days or servings can affect ability to help support your body. We recommend trying to take your CBD supplements at around the same time every day with or following a meal.

How long does CBD stay in your system?

Upon consumption, CBD may stay present in the blood for about three to five days. However, any immediate effects typically only last for a few hours. Results vary from person to person.

Does CBD have any scent or flavor?

CBD itself is tasteless & colorless and products made with CBD isolate should not carry any flavor or scent from the plant. Full spectrum hemp oils, however, may contain scents and flavors from other parts of the plant such as terpenes or flavonoids and many products made with CBD oil will have other added ingredients in the formula that may have their own scents and flavors. Our tablets and softgels have no scent or flavor and are easy to swallow.

I have dietary concerns – are there any major allergens in your products? Is hemp gluten free & vegan?

Hemp is gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and friendly to pretty much any other diet. Our products contain no known allergens. Our softgels do contain gelatin, however, which is animal derived and therefore not vegan or vegetarian. Our CBD and CBG tablets are fully vegan.

Does CBD interact with other medications?

Yes. CBD inhibits the cytochrome P450 enzyme, which is involved in metabolizing many drugs. Compounds in grapefruit inhibit the same enzyme group, which is why physicians advise patients not to eat grapefruit shortly before or after taking a medication. By inhibiting cytochrome P450, CBD can either reduce or increase the effects of other drugs. If you have a medical condition or take pharmaceutical drugs, please consult your physician prior to use.  For further information, please consult our pharmacologist’s blog at: http://profofpot.com/cannabis-drug-interactions/

Can I overdoese on CBD?

Cannabidiol and other cannabinoids are known to be non-toxic, with no known fatal overdose levels ever reported. That said, it is possible to ingest too much of anything and we do not recommend taking Altus Cx products in excess of suggested use.

What makes AltusCx different?

Developed by a team of experts focused on cannabinoid formulation since 2014, Altus Cx products deliver a reliable and consistent experience. We leverage the power of research, data and transparency to develop consumer products that improve long-term health and well-being.

How does Altus Cx ensure a consistent product?

We source only the best ingredients and carefully vet every partner in our supply chain. We follow best in class good-manufacturing practices in our production processes and we only use the highest quality hemp. We have carefully tested our process to ensure consistency and test every batch for precision in dosing and to ensure the elimination of any potential contaminants. You can get information about the test results of your Altus Cx products by getting batch results here.