CBD Hemp Oil: Learn More Here – All Your Questions Answered

April 10, 2019

Hello and welcome!

Today I wanted to share my story and answer some commonly asked questions about my “Plant-based CBD Oil From Hemp.” for anxiety and inflammation.

My number one goal with this product is to help you live an anxiety-free and pain-free life.

Back in early 2017, I began to hear many conversations from people I trusted about the benefits of CBD hemp oil. I also heard success stories from many of you. Some were using it for arthritis; others were using it for mental health issues like anxiety and depression. Many people were using for their animals aging problems.

I must say I was skeptical at first, and it was difficult to find studies that supported their claims.

But since mental health problems is a subject near and dear to me, I decided to dig deeper and do more research.

The more I found out, the more convinced I became that cannabidiol also known as CBD Oil was helping people with a variety of problems including arthritis, inflammation, anxiety and even addiction.

By the end of 2017, there was growing scientific evidence to back up the claims.

For example, one study showed that non-THC CBD directly activates the 5-HT1A serotonin receptor, thereby contributing to an anti-anxiety effect.

During my research, I also found out that not all CBD hemp oil is created equal and some CBD oil was coming from places like China. That is when I decided that I was going to make a safe non-THC plant-based CBD oil from hemp available to my health and wellness community.

I found a manufacturer who is a leader in product safety and quality. They test and analyze the products from seed to shelf, meaning they do everything with no go-betweens which is not often the case with other CBD oil manufacturers. They also test their product in a third-party accredited laboratory.

My CBD oil is also free of contaminants with no genetically modified ingredients (non-GMO) and grown without pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizer.

Here are some frequently asked questions:

What is Plant-Based CBD Hemp Oil?

Cannabidiol also known as CBD is a non-psychoactive (meaning it doesn't get you high) chemical compound produced by the hemp plant.

Is It Safe? 

Yes. According to the World Health Organization report published last month, naturally occurring CBD is safe and well tolerated in humans and animals and not associated with any negative public health effects. Click here to read the Forbes article. Please read grapefruit warning below.

Grapefruit Warning

CBD can have an interaction with certain drugs in a manner that is similar to grapefruit. Research has shown that certain compounds in grapefruit can interact with many common pharmaceutical drugs by inhibiting cytochrome P450 enzymes, a family of liver enzymes that metabolizes these drugs. However, CBD can also inhibit these enzymes when consumed at high enough dosages.

We always recommend checking with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. Any instructions you may have received from a medical professional regarding grapefruit should be treated with the same level of care when it comes to CBD products.

How Is Hemp Different From Marijuana?

Many people use the terms “industrial hemp” or “commercial hemp” so it is clear that they are not referring to the marijuana variety of cannabis. In very basic terms, marijuana is cultivated explicitly for drug production, whereas hemp is grown for fiber, seed, and oil.

Marijuana is grown to have elevated levels of THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, and the CBD levels are usually low. Hemp, on the other hand, is just the opposite. It has an abundance of CBD and is not psychoactive.

How Does Plant-based CBD Hemp Oil Work?

Studies show that receptors in our bodies play a major role in motor control, anxiety response, inflammation and even addiction. CBD interacts with these receptors by doing a lot of things like delaying, inhibiting and enhancing receptors.

For example, CBD directly activates the G-coupled protein receptor called the hydroxytryptamine serotonin receptor creating an anti-anxiety effect.

How Much Should I Take?

When beginning CBD Oil from Hemp, it’s best to start with a smaller dose. Everyone reacts differently to various food supplements. As with any new product, it is important to become familiar with how your body responds to CBD before increasing the dose. The right dose of CBD varies from person to person.

Most people with  chronic pain, arthritis, anxiety disorder and migraines begin with one 15mg capsule a day for 6-10 days and see how they are feeling. If they are feeling good, they cut back to one every other day – if they are still feeling good – they cut back to one 3-4 times a week until they find the right dosage for their problem.

The CBD oil drops can also work well especially for anxiety. Many people start with a half dropper of the oil (5mg) per day and increase the dosage if needed. A full dropper is 10mg of CBD oil. The drops can also be handy for high stress situations. Some people also use the drops topically for muscle pain.

Please remember, it is important to administer consistent, measurable doses of CBD to understand what dosage is going to work for your unique body.

The great thing about the capsules are that you know exactly how much you are getting. Each vegan capsule contains 15mg of natural CBD hemp oil that can be taken at any time, and for most people even on an empty stomach.

Hope this information helps and I especially hope this Plant-Based CBD Oil helps you. If you have any additional questions, don't hesitate to reach out to me at questions@

To learn more about plant-based CBD hemp oil, listen to my podcast “Everything You Need To Know About CBD Oil” here or in iTunes.

You can purchase my Plant-Based CBD Hemp Oil tablets here.

You can purchase my Plant-Based CBD Oil drops from hemp here.

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97 thoughts on “CBD Hemp Oil: Learn More Here – All Your Questions Answered

    1. Hi Susan – No you don’t. CBD oil it is an all natural supplement made from a hemp plant, not a marijuana plant and you don’t need a physicians RX. It also contains no psycho-active ingredients. Thanks for being part of our healthy community!

      1. Hi Diane – I only know about CBD oil from hemp and the plant you are smoking probably doesn’t have any real amounts of CBD so you may need to take CBD from hemp in addition.

  1. Do you have any sample size? For me that a is alot of money to let go of. I Would like to try it, but in a smaller amount.

    1. Hi Kathy – I completely understand. I don’t have any samples yet but if I get some, I will let you know. Thanks for asking and for being part of our healthy community!

  2. Hi there =)

    I just bought one today , can not wait to try it.. Thank you for all the research you have done to come up with this. I have anxiety issues, since 6 years ago when I quit drinking and I dont want to take prescription meds.. I also have inflammation , so hoping this helps with this issue as well =)
    Will let you know how it goes .. I am really excited to learn about your product.

    1. Hi Anna – So hoping this helps you with your anxiety. I would also recommend that you listen to my podcast #3 about gut health and anxiety if you have some time. Thanks for reaching out and for being part of our healthy community.

    1. Hi Teresa – I would worry about that since hemp does have traces of THC – hardly anything but it could show up. I wouldn’t take the chance unless you let your employer know you are taking CBD capsules from hemp. Thanks for being part of our healthy community!

  3. I’d like to get this for my brother for anxiety, but he has numerous health problems, to include diabetes, a transplanted kidney, blindness, and just general poor health. Would it be safe for him?

    1. Hi Karen – I have not read a lot of articles about CBD and insomnia so I wouldn’t count on it. I would say that if you suffer from anxiety and that is what is keeping you up at night, then it may work. Thanks for being part of our healthy community!

    1. Hi Cara – Even though this is a natural remedy, I would ask your doctor who is prescribing the drugs because you never know. Hope you have a wonderful day and thanks for being part of our healthy community.

  4. Do you ship to UK? I suffer from fibromyalgia and other problems and am desperate for help.

    Best wishes

    1. Hi Rosemary – I can ship to the UK but shipping is expensive. I just shipped some out to the UK and it cost $34.25. Email me at nancy@ if you want to proceed. So sorry to hear about your fibromyalgia and sending you lots of compassion. Nancy

  5. Can you tell me if your CBD oil is made from the flowers and leaves or is it made from seed?

    Thanks so much,

    1. Hi Susanne – the CBD oil is made from the complete plant. We plant the seeds – grown the hemp plant and make the oil from the plant. Thanks for asking and thanks for being part of our healthy community!

  6. Will you ever offer this in a smaller package? Perhaps 30 capsules? It would be easier to purchase less capsules more often. Thank you.

    1. Hi Demaris – Thank you so much for reaching out. I won’t be able to for awhile because I can only afford to carry one product right now, I am sorry to say. Perhaps you could split it with someone? I hear a lot about families who share it. Hope that helps and thanks for being part of our healthy community!

    1. Hi Marlowe – It ships the following morning after the order and takes two days to arrive. Thanks for being here!

  7. Are there people you use this for fibromyalgia? I would love to hear their stories, and mostly would love to get off some current medications I’m on. Don’t worry, I would include my PCP in this process.

    1. Hi Vicki – I don’t know anyone personally who has used it for fibromyalgia but as you know fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder and CBD has been used to treat chronic pain symptoms and reduce inflammation. Here is one of those studies. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3728280/
      Also, I will ask our CBD group – you can join if you want at

      Hope that helps – thanks for being part of our healthy community!

  8. I am interested in knowing where the product originates and if it’s possible to see the details of the third party testing? I’ve been considering a product from CO that seems high quality but I really like the idea of this in a capsule! Thank you!

    1. Hi Beth – My CBD oil is from the USA (San Diego) and sourced with European Union certified hemp seeds grown in Holland. GMO seeds are not allowed in Holland. It is seed to shelf – meaning that there are no go betweens. Testing is done both in-house and by Independent Third Party Analysis to ensure both the safest and most effective CBD on the market. This includes testing the oil for cannabinoid content, pesticides, contaminants, heavy metals and solvents. Hope that helps.

    2. Hi Beth – The labs we use for third-party testing are SC Labs in Capitola, CA and DB Labs in Las Vegas, NV depending on availability

  9. Hi Nancy, you have gotten my attention. How long, after starting CBD, does it take before you notice its effect? Hours, days, weeks, etc. I was just wondering whether this is something that has to build up in your system or if it starts right away. Also, is there a better time of day to take it? For example, if my pain is usually worse first thing in the morning, is it best to take it upon waking? Thank you.

    1. Hi Renee – Everyone is different but I would say you need to take about 10-15 mg a day for 6-8 days before you know how it is working for you. If it is working great, then you cut back to maybe every other day. I think morning when you are feeling the pain would be the best time based on what others have told me. Please let me know if it helps. Thanks for being part of our healthy community. Nancy

  10. Hi Nancy. My mother has severe arthritis and nothing that doctors give her help with her horrible pain. Can you send CBD to Japan? And if it’s possible how long will the shipping take? Thank you.

    1. Hi Ana – I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s arthritis and her chronic pain. I do not ship to Japan but there is CBD oil available in Japan as of 2016. Here is a link that may help. Sending your mom lots of compassion!

  11. Do you have a link to a 3rd party report that gives the breakdown of the various components in the oil.? Is it considered “full spectrum “?

  12. I’m so pleased with the quick delivery (I live in California)
    I ordered on Wednesday & it arrived on Saturday.
    I’m looking forward to seeing if it helps with my arthritis.

    Thanks, Nancy for all your useful information with blogs & podcasts.


    1. Hi Jan – Thank you so much for the positive feedback. I appreciate it and your kind words! Nancy

  13. Do you think it’s okay to take it if you’re already on antidepressants? I would like to move to a natural product. I still get break through symptoms of depression and anxiety on the medications.

    1. Hi Mindy – So many people have been helped with their anxiety and depression with CBD and many people begin CBD oil while still on antidepressants…But sometimes it can make it hard to know what exactly is working. Perhaps you can ween off slowly while taking the CBD – It will take approximately 8-10 days to feel the difference. Hope that helps !

    1. Hi Violeta – the only side effect I have heard of anyone getting is an upset stomach from the oil tincture but that only happened once and once she cut back, the stomach ache went away. Otherwise there has been no side effects reported by people using CBD oil reported to me. Hope that helps! Nancy

  14. Hello, Nancy. I have gluten, soy, corn, mold, mushroom, watermelon, all nuts and pollen allergies. I am a vegetarian and avoid GMO foods while doing my best to eat organic. I’ve read the CV Science’s analysis reports for the oil and capsules, but am still uncertain if they contain any of the previously mentioned allergens. Can you tell me if your products contain any of the allergens I’ve listed?

    1. Hi Marie – It is definitely non-GMO, nut-free, dairy-free and gluten-free. I don’t know how those other ingredients could possibly be included in my CBD and it is all in the certificate of analysis but as you know extreme allergies are tricky. Thanks Nancy

    1. Our hemp is grown in Holland because it is a GMO free zone so it is considered organic. Since it is not grown in the USA I can’t put a USDA organic label on it. Hope that helps and have a great day Maria! Nancy

    1. Hi Nancie – There can always be traces of THC in any hemp so I wouldn’t risk it. Hope that helps.

  15. I was wondering if you could give some advice on whether to purchase the oil vs capsules? Do you have a recommendation? Is there any difference beside the delivery method? Thanks.

    1. Hi Janet – Most people use the capsules when they have an ongoing problem like chronic pain or anxiety disorder because it gives you measured amounts of CBD and they take it everyday and back off if it is working to one every two days or three days. The drops are used by people who just want to use it occasionally to feel balanced or some even use it topically for pain. Hope that helps.

  16. Hi ,I.T. here i got the oil ,have been taking it for about 3 week twice a day,
    but on in the morning I have notice my throat has been hurting .
    I dont want to stop using it .I have problems sleeping it has help me
    I want to know if you can tell me how can i take it .I have been putting it
    under my tongue.Please help thank you.

    1. Hi Isabel – Most people use the drops under the tongue and hold the liquid there for 60-90 seconds before swallowing. I have not heard of it causing a sore throat. I would recommend cutting back the dosage and see if that helps. Maybe one dropper a day. Hope that helps. Keep me updated.

  17. I have a cat with IBD and have read on line that CBD oil can help resolve some of the symptoms. Do you have any recommendations on if this will possibly help her, what the dose would be and if the capsules or drops would be best? I am always hesitant about giving my pets alternative products but do feel that they can be beneficial and healing for pets. Thank you.

    1. Hi Lisa – Yes I have heard many stories about how CBD can help animals. I highly recommend buying a CBD oil from hemp that is specifically made for animals. Here is a link to a brand that I like for animals called Kat’s Naturals. Hope that help and I hope your kitty gets better soon.

  18. Hi, I currently have neuropathy on both feet. The cause is from nerve damage from a car accident about 30 years ago and chemotherapy I had seven years ago. I am currently taking Gabapentin. Will taking CBD capsules help the constant pain I have. The Gabapentin helps some what, but due to the side effects, I’m taking it at bedtime. If I have commitments that go into the evening, I usually will bypass taking it. I also have lower back pain and arthritic pain in my hips. I had hip replacements in 2010 and 2011. Thank you

    1. Hi Lizette – I can’t promise but it has helped so many with neuropathy and arthritic pain. Most people start with a 15mg capsule per day for 8-10 days and see how they feel. If they feel much better, they cut back to one every other day. Sending you lots of compassion and I hope CBD oil from hemp can help you. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any other questions.

  19. I am afraid that CBD oil is not legal in Alabama. I keep reading that it is legal everywhere, but I am pretty sure It is still banned from legal sale in this state. Do you know or how to find out?

    1. Hi Carole – In 2014, the Alabama state legislature passed SB 174 which CBD from the marijuana plant limiting the possession and use of CBD. All current laws in Alabama regarding CBD define the substance as being derived from marijuana and not hemp. So they are lumping all CBD oil together when they are from two different plants. The hemp plant has little to no THC and the marijuana plant has THC. I sell CBD oil from hemp not marijuana but this Alabama law doesn’t no the difference. There are many petitions going around to clear up the confusion – here is one of those. I imagine by the end of 2019 all this confusion will be over when the Farm Bill 2018 gets passed which allows farmers to grow hemp and removes hemp from any controlled substance list. With all that said, there are many stores that sell CBD from hemp in Alabama but always remember that all CBD oil from hemp is not created equal and you always need to go with a trusted brand. Here is more information. Hope that helps Carole!

  20. I have soy, nut, gluten, corn, watermelon, mold & mushroom, raspberry and blueberry allergies. I am a vegetarian. Can I safely take this product?

    1. Hi Marie – my CBD is Vegan so no animal products including fish. It is also gluten-free and non-GMO – none of the other ingredients you mentioned are included in my cbd capsules or drops. Hope that helps !

  21. I have had severe allergic reactions to lotions containing cannabis sativa oil, as well as hemp seed oil. While looking deeper into my allergic reaction, it was the hemp seed/cannabis sativa oil that I was allergic to. Is it safe to take CBD oil with these allergies? I have anxiety issues and would love to trade in my prescription for a natural remedy.

    1. Hi Kari – Sorry to hear about your anxiety issues but I would not recommend taking CBD oil from hemp if you are allergic to hemp seed oil. I would recommend that you make sure you are doing everything you can to improve your gut health. Studies have shown a connection between depression, anxiety and gut health. You can learn more on my podcast. Sending you lots of compassion. https://ordinaryvegan.net/gut-health/

  22. I have experienced allergic reactions to cannabis sativa/hemp seed oil when used in lotions. Upon checking into this issue further, is was the cannabis sativa oil/hemp seed oil that I was allergic to. Is it safe to use you CBD oil having these reactions? I have anxiety, and would love to replace my prescriptions with an effective natural alternative.

    1. Hi Kari – Sorry for the late reply – found this comment in spam. There is no hemp oil in the tincture or capsules. Thanks

    1. Hi Robin – I am happy to say my topical cream is THC Free and drug test safe – Thanks and I hope it can help you.

  23. This is great. I was reading about CBD hemp oil on the link you mentioned earlier (CBD hemp oil legality), and started researching some vendors

  24. Very interesting and informative. Health is the most important part of life nothing is more valuable than good health and massage is very good for healthy life specially the use of Cbd and hemp oils are very beneficial for us.

  25. Hi Nancy, do you ship to Australia? I have Fibromyalgia, arthritis, MS, depression and am exhausted from living with chronic pain. Thanks, Karyn

    1. Hi Karyn – I am so sorry I don’t ship to Australia. You must try it for your ailments. It definitely could help. I recommend this brand who ships to Australia. Hope that helps. Thanks for being part of our healthy community and sending you lots of compassion. Happy New Year! Nancy

  26. Does this product have any nutritional value adding to the vegan diet? Or, is it mostly for the physical support of pain and anxiety?

    1. Hi Mia – great question. The range of cannabinoids found in high-quality CBD oil unquestionably helps improve your general health. However, CBD does not contain the array of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids that are in hemp seeds. Some CBD oils are combined with hemp oil, but research right now shows that MCT oil, made from coconuts, offers more bioavailability to the body when combined with CBD. Hope that helps.

  27. I have Rheumatism Arthritic trying to drop my meds because it does not help with the inflamation of my hands and feet. Dr want to try biologic drugs, even my marker of inflamation, are regular only my hands and ankle of my feet are in pain and swollen. It does not make sense for me. I am vegan since last year . I started this RA 2 years ago. Change my diet and improved a lot. Only this hands and foot still in pain and swollen. I would like to try the pills . Do you ship to Canada? It is expensive??

    1. Hi Ruth – congratulations on you’re vegan diet – that iS really going to help with inflammation – so sorry to hear about your arthritis. CBD is helping many people with arthritis and I think it is worth trying. Make sure you take daily measurable doses so you know what is working. Unfortunately I don’t ship to Canada but I’m
      Sure you can find a high quality oil there like Charlottes Web – hope that helps and sending you lots of compassion.

    1. You are welcome – hope you add my all natural, vegan, organic CBD to your list! Have a great day

  28. This is a wonderful, informative post! I have often been questioned about whether hemp products I use such as hemp seed oil and hemp milk are safe and how they relate to the marijuana plant. I never knew the answer to these questions except to say that they are a different part of the plant that doesn’t contain THC. Now I truly understand the difference! Thank you

  29. Is this good for dogs? I currently give a drop of CBD oil to my dogs with their morning meal. It’s the Suthe brand a friend of mine sells. Any feed back you’ve had with pet owners would be appreciated.

    1. Hi Carina – My worry would be that human CBD might not have the right carrier oil for animals. I would find out what the carrier oil is and see if it is safe for dogs. If not, I would buy a specific CBD made for animals. Hope that helps and thanks for being part of our healthy community!

  30. Wonderful post! I have just been diagnosed with RA. I don’t have a lot of pain but I would like to try CBD oil for the pain that I do get and also for my anxiety and depression. I guess you don’t ship to Paris so do you know a good brand that I can purchase from the UK or France. I love you blog! Thank you.

    1. Hi Robin – thank you for your kind words and for being part of our healthy community. There are two brands I would recommend that sell overseas – Nuleaf and Charlottes Web are available overseas and those would be two that have similar standards to Ordinary Vegan’s CBD oil. Hope that helps and have a wonderful day! Nancy

  31. CBD is safe, non-intoxicating, and non-addictive. It is usually well-tolerated, but it can interfere with certain medications. Please consult with your healthcare provider if you are taking prescription drugs and would like to take CBD.

  32. Excellent post! Wonderful blog about CBD! Thanks for sharing the advantage of CBD oil. I really got to know CBD new things, thanks for sharing this informative blog. This article very helpful.

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