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First, A Quick Glance at Hemp 101

Hemp has been grown and used by humans for thousands of years.  In the United States and North America, hemp can be legally grown as long as it contains less than 0.3% THC, shorthand for the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol. 

The legality of hemp plants in North America is good news since the plant has hundreds of beneficial uses.  Most importantly, established scientific data supports the numerous contributions of the hemp flower and its many cannabinoids, flavonoids and terpenes to good health and wellness.

Hemp is considered an earth-friendly plant that gives nutrients back to the soil.  It also grows densely making herbicides unnecessary, uses little water and is a perfect rotation crop.  Because the crop grows rapidly and is ready for harvest in just a few months, it is considered both highly sustainable and renewable.  

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol and is one of over 100 known Phytocannabinoids that naturally occur in the hemp and cannabis plants.  CBD doesn’t make people feel high.  CBD continues to gain popularity as studies reveal its potential contributions to human health. 

How can I use CBD?

You can use CBD both topically and orally (sublingually). 

What is Hemp Oil Concentrate?

Hemp Oil Concentrate is a concentrated form primarily from flowers of the Hemp plant, which are manufactured using various processes to contain a higher concentration of beneficial full-spectrum CBD.

What does full-spectrum CBD mean?

Full-spectrum CBD is preferred over CBD isolate because it contains more cannabinoids and other natural compounds such as terpenes and flavonoids, providing a wider array of health benefits than CBD isolate.  Full-spectrum CBD allows for the “entourage effect” or “ensemble effect” where the collective positive health benefits of various components of the hemp plant concentrate are multiplied and amplified as opposed to a single isolated component.

How do I know how much CBD is in a product and whether more is better?

Products should be labeled, showing the metric measure of the CBD compound it contains.  It’s important to look for the term “full-spectrum CBD” or “full-spectrum Hemp Oil Concentrate” because it will contain the broad spectrum of cannabinoids, natural terpenes and flavonoids that support health and wellness.  Higher concentrations of full-spectrum CBD are beneficial based upon the targeted application. 

Why do people call CBD a “miracle cure?”

Many people call full-spectrum CBD a miracle cure because some users report having experienced wellness benefits.  It’s known to help countless disorders and conditions, to relieve pain, to reduce inflammation, to counteract  anxiety and sleep disorders and to promote healing and a sense of overall well-being. [Many studies are underway and much research has been reported on from many sources including, for example: Harvard Health Publishing, Harvard Medical School; National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Institutes of Health; European Journal of Pain; Journal of Clinical Investigation; Neurotherapeutics; Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease; British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology. ]   

What is THC?

THC is the psychoactive compound present in cannabis and stands for tetrahydrocannabinol.  Full-spectrum CBD and Hemp Oil Concentrate legally must contain less than 0.3% of THC in order to be legally grown and sold in North America.  CBD does not make you high; it supports many health conditions to help you feel better and experience a greater sense of wellness.

Do your products have THC in them?

All products from Madrigal Creatives are non-psychoactive, meaning that THC levels are zero to minuscule trace amounts, meeting the legal standard of 0.3% or less.  

Are Hemp and Marijuana the same?

Marijuana is derived from the cannabis plant and contains various levels of THC, the psychoactive compound, while CBD is typically derived from the Hemp plant and is not psychoactive, containing 0.3% or less amounts of THC.

Is CBD from Hemp as beneficial for me as cannabis?

In the botanical world, there are basically two types of cannabis plants – low-resin hemp plants grown for the stalk, fiber and flowers and containing minimal THC, and the high-resin THC-rich plants known for their psychoactive properties.  Non-intoxicating Hemp plants are grown to produce CBD, flavonoids and natural terpenes, known to promote overall healing and wellness.  Proponents of cannabis correctly indicate that it takes more of the Hemp plant to produce the same amount of concentrate from a cannabis plant, provided you know that the Hemp you are consuming is from a reputable source such as Hemp Concentrate in Madrigal Creatives products. 

Is CBD legal?

In North America and throughout all fifty of the United States, CBD products grown in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill and containing 0.3% or less THC are legal.

Will CBD show up on drug test that I may be subject to?

The answer to this depends on how you use the products and the content of the THC.  Madrigal Creatives ingestible products have 0 THC and, therefore, THC will not show up on a drug test when consumed.  Madrigal Creatives topical CBD products are nearly void of THC and since topicals do not enter your blood stream, they are  unlikely to trigger a significant positive drug test.  In the U.S., and all North America, CBD containing 0.3% or less THC is legal to grow, buy, sell and consume.  Be sure to read the label of your CBD products to be certain it states the ingredients are “non-psychoactive.”

Is it safe for me to use CBD?

We are all different, but there is no reason to believe using non-psychoactive CBD products derived from the Hemp plant is unsafe.  In fact, the human body contains an endocannabinoid system (ECS) of built-in receptors for the positive and healthful benefits of full-spectrum CBD, flavonoids and natural terpenes. 

What does ECS stand for?

ECS stands for the endocannabinoid system, a network of receptors in all of our bodies that are ready and waiting to receive the healthful benefits from full-spectrum CBD, flavonoids and natural terpenes.

What are terpenes in CBD?

Full-spectrum CBD from premium Hemp flowers contains the highest quality and most effective natural cannabinoids along with natural terpenes in various quantities.  The higher the quality of the Hemp flower and the processing method used, the greater the number of natural terpenes.  Terpenes are the natural molecules that when combined in full-spectrum cannabinoids will multiply their healthful benefits.  This is known as the entourage or ensemble effect.  In short, terpenes and cannabinoids work together to produce the best possible effects.

Why do you add ingredients, other than CBD to your products, and what do they do?

We found that very few CBD products in the marketplace took advantage of other premium ingredients and essential oils at active levels known to promote additional and complementary health benefits.  Our biochemist carefully developed formulations that incorporate the most beneficial of these functional ingredients to promote pain relief, anti-anxiety, healing and overall wellness.   

Is it important to have other beneficial ingredients in CBD products?

The new horizon for CBD is the incorporation of other natural ingredients known for their healing and wellness properties.  We combine premium, full-spectrum CBD and natural terpenes with ultra-pure essential oils and functional ingredients for the optimal levels of effectiveness.  CBD alone is helpful, but full-spectrum CBD married to other healthful ingredients delivers superior efficacy and satisfaction. 

Why do you have Magnesium in some of your products, and how will it help me?

Magnesium is needed for more than 300 biochemical reactions in the body.  It helps to maintain normal nerve and muscle function, supports a healthy immune system, keeps the heartbeat steady and helps bones remain strong.  It also helps regulate blood glucose levels and aid in the production of energy and protein. 

What does “bioavailable” mean and why is it important to me?

Bioavailability of CBD is the degree and rate at which a substance that is absorbed into the blood stream becomes available.  Bioavailability means full-spectrum CBD is biochemically available to become absorbed into the system, which is the most advantageous way that health-benefiting nutrients and compounds can benefit the human health system.

What does water soluble mean, and why is it important?

Water soluble CBD is simply a manufacturing process that enables an efficient method of delivery into our bodies to increase bioavailability to enable the CBD to enter the system and absorb more rapidly and used more efficiently by our bodies.  This is especially important for ingestible sprays and similar delivery mechanisms since the water solubility avoids the first pass metabolism and uptake of the goodness of the products by our liver prior to full utilization by our bodies. 

Why did you name your company Madrigal Creatives?

A Madrigal is a musical composition for many voices, each contributing to the overall experience of a unified orchestration.  Each of us, and the animals in our care, are equipped with an amazing biological network of cannabinoid receptors that are ready and waiting to bind to the wholesome molecules derived from the Hemp plant in the form of full-spectrum CBD, natural terpenes and flavonoids.  Together they deliver an array of distinct health benefits that result in what is called an ensemble or entourage effect. 

Our quest is to share these wondrous restorative benefits through innovative personal care, body and pet products that combine additional ultra-pure healing ingredients, such as essential oils, to create a collective orchestration of health-giving wellness.  The result?  A nourishing Madrigal that enables us to feel better and experience the benefits of Living More™.