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Nip it in the Bud: Common Misconceptions About CBD

With a variety of products ranging from skincare, food, supplements, elixirs, and more, CBD is, well, everywhere! And while the market continues to grow, there are still a lot of unknowns and misconceptions about CBD. Here are a few of the most common myths about CBD.

#1 CBD will get you high

Though CBD and THC are both well-known cannabinoids with several similarities, they do affect your mind and body differently. THC can get you high to an intoxicating level, while CBD cannot. US-grown hemp, used in CBD products, contains less than 0.3% THC, while cannabis can have up to 30% THC in it.

#2 High doses of CBD are better than low doses

Just like with everything else, your body’s unique chemistry will determine which dose is best for your unique needs. Dosing is affected by factors like weight, metabolism, health, and product quality. When looking for a CBD product, look for a formula that is full or broad-spectrum rather than one that is high in milligrams. Full and broad-spectrum formulas are rich in phytonutrients, flavonoids, and cannabinoids which work together to help your body absorb CBD better. 

BONUS – Nanoemulsified CBD products, like most of our products, are up to 5x’s easier for your body to absorb making them more effective than standard CBD formulas. This means you need less of our product to get the same results.

#3 All CBD is safe

CBD is a new industry and new laws that regulate the safety of CBD products are being passed on a state level. With different levels of protection in each state, it’s important to keep a couple of things in mind to make sure you’re selecting CBD products that you feel safe and confident about. So what’s the easiest way to look for a reputable CBD product? 3rd party lab testing. When looking for a CBD product make sure you can access the product’s certificate of analysis or COA. COA’s are lab tests performed by an independent 3rd party that test the contents of CBD products to make sure there are no heavy metals, pesticides, or residual solvents. Proper Hemp Co. uses good manufacturing practices (GMP) to ensure that all of our products are made with consistency, safety, and control quality standards. Our products are then tested by a third party to ensure accuracy and safety.

#4 Single-compound, CBD Isolate is best

CBD Isolates are just as the name suggests–CBD that is isolated from all other cannabinoids. During the extraction process, all cannabinoids and additional plant compounds (oils, flavonoids, terpenes) found in hemp are removed leaving the purest forms of CBD. While the benefits of cannabinoids can be experienced individually, CBD works best when the natural compounds in the plan are left intact. The cannabinoids, oils, flavonoids, and terpenes found in the hemp plant work together in harmony to help your body process and absorb the most out of your CBD product. This is known as the “entourage effect”. This is why whole-plant CBD products–both full-spectrum and broad-spectrum formulas–are recommended over CBD isolate.

#5 CBD makes you drowsy

Although CBD does have calming and relaxing properties when used correctly, CBD should not make you drowsy. If you feel drowsy after taking CBD, your dose may be too high. Try cutting your dose in half and keep reducing your dose until you feel balanced and calm, not drowsy. Got a question about dosing? We’re here to help! Call us at 888 760 6653, or shoot us an email [email protected].

#6 CBD will show up on a drug test

Drug tests screen for THC, which a lot of full-spectrum CBD formulas have trace amounts of. Although the amount of THC found in full-spectrum formulas isn’t going to get you high, trace amounts of THC can build up in your system with daily use and have the potential of showing up in drug tests. An alternative to this is broad-spectrum formulas like Proper Hemp Co.’s products. Broad-spectrum formulas have all the same benefits as full-spectrum formulas with one main difference – there is no THC. The absence of THC means it won’t show up in drug tests.

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7 Facts About Proper Hemp Co.

As CBD continues to grow in mainstream popularity, the number of CBD companies–and products–continues to grow as well. So how does one choose? Below are seven facts you should know about Proper Hemp Co.’s CBD and why we’re a safe and great choice for you.

1. Proper Hemp CBD is made with broad-spectrum CBD

Proper Hemp CBD products are broad-spectrum. This means we retain all the natural compounds found in the hemp plant that create the beneficial “entourage effect’ when consumed.

Our broad-spectrum hemp extract has 85% Cannabinoids, of this, Cannabidiol (CBD) makes up 90% of the Cannabinoids present and includes cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), as well as over 40 naturally preserved terpenes.

2. CBD with zero THC

We preserve the full-spectrum of non-psychoactive phytocannabinoids in our products. So we’re THC-free around here. While many CBD products still contain the legally allowed 0.3% THC content in their products, we remove all traces of THC. Although 0.3% is a trace amount, when consumed daily, this trace amount can build up and potentially show up on drug tests. For that reason, our products are a great option for anyone that has concerns around this. 

3. We make products that work!

At Proper, effectiveness is of the utmost importance. This is why we spend the bulk of our time researching and meeting with labs and manufacturing facilities to learn about the safest and most effective production methods available. Today, we use cutting-edge nanoemulsion technology, that allows us to reduce the size of the CBD particle to a nano-size which is easier for your body to absorb. In fact, this increases absorption by roughly five times than formulas that are not nano-emulsified.

4. Co2 Extraction Method

While there are a few means for extracting CBD oil from the hemp plant, Co2 extraction is the preferred method for producing pure, potent, safe CBD oil. This extraction method preserves the hundreds of cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids found in the hemp plant, which creates the most complete form of CBD extract.

5. Natural + effective products

To ensure our products are exemplary, we are meticulous in selecting only the highest quality ingredients, using organic hemp US grown. Proper Hemp Co. products are all-natural, formulated without mineral oil, synthetic fragrances, sulfate detergents, parabens, urea, DEA, TEA, or phthalates.

6. We stand by our products

We believe firmly in the quality of our lab-tested, cruelty-free products, and stand behind them. You can access our certificates of analysis here >

7. Sustainability

We’re committed to reducing our carbon footprint as much as possible. We do this by using glass bottles that can be recycled, metal lids for our bottles, vegetable ink for our boxes, and our product boxes are made with hemp cardstock. If you look closely at our packaging, you’ll notice the small specks of tiny hemp fibers. Since it only takes 100 days to grow hemp (versus the 100 years it can take to grow the timber to make cardboard), we knew from the beginning we wanted our packaging to be just as natural and eco-friendly as our products themselves.

Proper's recycled hemp packaging

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FAQs About Proper CBD Infused Coffee

Combine two of the most powerful plants on the planet for a cup full of antioxidants. Proper CBD Infused Coffee takes away the morning stress and post-coffee jitters.

In fact, caffeine happens to be a very good carrier molecule for CBD and increases its efficacy. The CBD helps to modulate the negative aspects of coffee such as the jitters or crash. It also reduces the acidity, which makes it much easier on the gut for a lot of people. Proper Hemp’s CBD Infused Coffee by Doma really is a high-quality dose of CBD that retains all the benefits of CBD, made better by the delicious delivery system. Keep reading for the answers to a few frequently asked questions about this delicious product.

How much CBD is in each cup of coffee?

An average cup of our infused coffee, if brewed according to instructions with 10 grams of coffee per 6-8 ounces of water, yields about 15 mg of CBD. We played with dosage quite a bit to find the right dosage for the amount of caffeine in the beans. We like to drink two cups in the morning. With about 16 ounces of water and 20 grams of coffee, these two cups yield about 30 mg of CBD.

During the infusion process, we also dose up the CBD by about 20% of what is advertised to make sure that customers are getting a solid dose. That’s why our bags test above 600 mg per bag.

Does the CBD get diminished from the boiling water?

In actuality, the hot water is required to release the CBD from the bean. This is why we don’t recommend using a cold brew. Using water just off the boil, 195-200 degrees, to brew your coffee is optimal. We prefer to use a french press to brew our CBD infused coffee, though some like a Chemex type pour-over. Both options work well with a stainless steel filter. Avoid using paper filters during the brewing process since paper filters can capture and trap the CBD.

If the beans are infused and not coated in CBD oil, how is that process done?

The infusion process is a proprietary one that our infuser has been perfecting for almost five years. (This and the fact that DOMA Coffee is a premium coffee, are two big reasons for the cost). Within 48 hours of DOMA roasting the beans, they are transported from northern Idaho to our infuser in Colorado. The process is complex but essentially, heat is used to express the oils from inside of the freshly roasted beans. Then Proper’s broad spectrum CBD extract is introduced. Once the beans cure, the CBD is pulled back into the bean with the natural oils.

How long do the beans last?

We recommend using our CBD Infused Coffee within six months. However, we’ve used coffee that we infused over 15 months prior and it was shockingly good. (The coffee snobs in us were pleasantly surprised!) Something curious happens post-CBD infusion as it increases the CO2 off-gassing in both duration and amount. What we have found is the off-gassing keeps the beans fresher, longer, because it continually drives the flavor degrading oxygen out of the bag’s valve.

As demand has increased, we are now preparing to roast and infuse every month to a couple of times a month. That means we’ll be getting batches to customers and retailers within a few weeks of roasting to maximize freshness.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to your top CBD questions so you can choose the right Proper Hemp Co. product for you.

1. What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the chemical compounds found in the hemp plant. Ongoing research into CBD is showing that CBD and other cannabinoids can play a major role in supporting overall health and wellness.

2. What does CBD do?

CBD aids the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which performs several different roles. However, its primary task is homeostasis. The ECS supports various biological tasks, including energy and balance, immune function, memory, metabolism, sleep, and the function of the autonomic nervous system. So far, studies have shown CBD may work naturally with the ECS to provide relief, help your body respond to inflammation, help you feel calmer, and more balanced.

3. Can CBD get you high?

No, CBD is not psychoactive and it will not get you high. THC is the chemical compound in hemp and cannabis that is psychoactive and can get you high. Our products are formulated without THC, we remove all THC content from our formulas.

4. Is CBD legal?

Yes! The 2018 Farm Bill made hemp legal in all 50 U.S. states, but with a few important stipulations. For CBD oil to be legal, it must be derived from hemp (not marijuana) grown by a licensed business and contain less than 0.3% THC.

5. Is CBD safe?

Generally speaking, yes, CBD is safe. However, as with any dietary supplement we recommend that you consult with your medical provider before using our products.

6. Will CBD show up on a drug test?

Proper Hemp Co.’s CBD products will not show up on a drug test. While many products in the CBD industry contain up to 0.3% THC in their products, we remove all THC from our formulas.

7. Are there different types of CBD?

CBD products fall into one of three categories: broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, and isolate. Broad Spectrum CBD products (like Proper Hemp Co.’s) contain all the properties found in the hemp plant except THC. Full-spectrum CBD products contain all properties found in the hemp plant including THC. Isolate CBD products are made with CBD only and none of the other compounds found in the hemp plant. The chemical compounds found in Hemp, known as cannabinoids, interact with each other and help your body absorb CBD better.

8. What’s the best method to use or take CBD?

Depends, want to soothe sore muscles, joints, ligaments, or even inflamed zits? Go with a topical like Proper’s CBD Infused Balm or our CBD Joint Cream. Now if you’re looking for help feeling balanced, calmer, or improving sleep, our supplements are the way to go.

9. What’s more effective, inhalation, or ingestion?

The bioavailability (how much your body can absorb) of inhaling CBD products is about 50%. This is the same absorption (or bioavailability) rate as Proper Hemp Co.’s softgels and topicals.