How much do I take?
Per FDA guidelines, we cannot diagnose or prescribe, but our tincture label gives a suggested dosage of 1 dropper-full - first under the tongue, and then swallowed. Some people do less than this, some people do more - this is just an average of what our customers are doing. This would mean that there are approximately 25 servings at this rate. It is up to the consumer to decide what is best for them. Our product has no known side-effects and can be taken several times daily or just once. The customer knows how they feel and we always suggest starting small and adjusting to the customer’s level of comfort based on the results, which vary by person. We encourage our customers to try it out, and experiment to see what works best for them.
What is the dosage for pets?
This is a decision for the pet owner. Most of our customers are telling us they use 1/4 dropper for small pets up to a full dropper for large pets, and sometimes an increase in that, depending upon the results. Suggested dosage is up to the individual to determine what’s best for them or their pet. We suggest using the pet drops or the human unflavored CBD drops for pets and most always put it on food items for their pets to eat. Most pets love the taste! :)
What makes your topical products absorb through the skin (what makes it transdermal)?
In our That's Natural products, it is not the carriers (the other ingredients in the lotions/salves) that do the work of the transdermal applications - it is the actual cannabinoids and terpenes in the product itself. Because CBD oil is like an essential oil (from hemp), the molecules that are in it are much smaller than the molecules of other oils - like hemp seed oil, olive oil, coconut oil, etc (these other oils are comprised of essential fatty acid molecules that are much longer and much larger than the molecules found in essential oils of plant material).
Essential oils are made of the tiniest of molecules - these are molecules that are small enough to pass through all of the tissues of the plant and into their cells. These same molecules are those that can penetrate the skin and the blood-brain barrier of a human being. Any compound that is less than (<) 500 amu (atomic mass units - the measurement of how heavy molecules are) can do this. That is what makes compounds in essential oils so effective in the human body. They bring nutrition and information into cells, and transport out waste products.
Cannabidiol's (CBD) molecular mass is 314.4636 - this is under the 500 amu that is the approximate limit for which products can absorb into the skin. This is what allows this molecule to act trans-dermally. The other ingredients ("carriers or carrier oils”) in the product are meant to allow the product to be spread upon larger surface areas - they are not what make the product effective at absorbing into the skin.
What does Whole Plant and Full Spectrum Mean?
Whole plant and full spectrum cannabinoids (and naturally occurring terpenes) are present in CBD oils that are extracted as oil from the plants themselves - and not further processed beyond that point. The oil, which can be extracted through a variety of methods, comes from the leaves, stems, and flowers of the plant - with the majority of cannabinoids coming from trichomes that can be found on the flower, stem, and leaves of the hemp. The oil contains not only CBD, but also other cannabinoids that are naturally occurring in the plant, as well as terpenes, and the essential fatty acids that are also inherently part of the plant.
CBD that comes from an ‘isolate’ most likely originated from a hemp/cannabis plant (not completely synthesized in a lab) - however, the CBD was isolated out from all of the other plant material - so that the only remaining component is ‘crystals’ of CBD. This product looks like a white powder - it does not contain any other naturally occurring parts of the plant from which it came. There are solvents that are used to extract the CBD to an ‘isolate’ - and unless those solvents are completely washed out, they may also be still present in the product. That’s Natural NEVER uses isolate in our products.
At That’s Natural, we believe that whole-plant foods and medicines are the purest and most natural way to consume products that may have beneficial and holistic healing properties. We believe that nature - is pretty smart - and following nature’s laws, for instance, in distilling and preserving compounds in essential oils (like CBD oil extracted from hemp) is a fundamental part of making sure that the body has what it needs to metabolize the compounds.
At That's Natural, we make sure that we bring our customers a pure, potent, and effective product. We do this through having complete control of our supply chain! We know our Colorado hemp farmers, we only use supercritical CO2 extraction and steam distillation - NEVER using chemical solvents or isolate, and we make sure that the products's other ingredients are the highest quality possible! Our process ensures a product that is full of NATURALLY occurring cannabinoids and terpenes - ensuring that our customers can experience the Entourage Effect! Our products have life force - because at That's Natural we truly care about helping our customers experience better well-being and an improved quality of life! We hope you will try us out and experience a truly natural CBD Oil! That's Natural!