What is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol. It is just one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. CBD has many beneficial properties and is used to promote overall wellness.

What is CBD oil?

CBD oil is a natural oil which is extracted from the flowers and leaves of the cannabis plant. 

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phytocannabinoids, while cannabinoids produced by the human body are called endocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which promotes homeostasis.

How does CBD work?

The effects of CBD is a result of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. 

What is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is distinct from CBD oil. While CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Hemp seed oil is similar to other seed oils such as corn oil and sesame oil. Hemp seed oil has its own benefits; it does not contain cannabinoids.

What is the difference between CBD and hemp?

Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is grown for food and fibers. CBD is a molecular compound found in the plant’s extracts. Our CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp known as PCR hemp, or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. This strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by most CBD producers.

Is your product safe?

There are no known incidences of illness caused by consumption of CBD oil. Our products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee they are free of contaminants.

What is the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis. Marijuana contains a cannabinoid known as THC, which causes a high and is known as a drug. Hemp contains negligible amounts of THC and is unlikely to cause a high.

What is CBD used for?

Many people use CBD to support the body’s natural systems. Cannabinoids are an integral part of the human body’s ability to regulate and balance a wide variety of physiological systems. CBD is also used by some for specific purposes such as supporting a good night’s rest or maintaining well-functioning joints.

Does your product contain THC?


Are there traces of THC in CBD oil?

Raw hemp extract may contain small traces of THC.

Can I see your lab reports?

Yes, our lab reports for each batch are posted on our website. Each product has a link to it's Certificate of Analysis. 

Why should I choose CBD?

CBD is non-psychotropic, meaning that it does not cause a high. It can be used while working, driving or while doing any physical activities like exercise and sports.

What does broad spectrum mean?

The term broad spectrum refers to CBD oil products that contain a combination of cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds found in hemp. Broad spectrum oils maintain concentrations of the beneficial compounds that are found in the original hemp plant. Our broad spectrum CBD oil products contain no detectable THC, as shown on our lab reports.

What does full spectrum mean?

Full spectrum CBD oil is very similar to broad spectrum CBD; however, full spectrum oil usually retains trace amounts of THC. To be legally sold, the amount of THC must always be less than 0.3%. 

Is broad spectrum CBD oil psychoactive?

Our CBD products are made with broad spectrum oils which have had the traces of THC removed. Our products are unlikely to cause a high.

Will I feel any effects from using CBD products?

Some of the effects reported by CBD oil users include improved mood, restful sleep, and increased attention and focus. However, CBD can produce different effects in different people. Your results may vary.

Can I overdose on CBD?

There is no record of anyone ever overdosing on CBD. CBD is non-toxic. All of our lab reports show that our products have no detectable THC.

What are the benefits of taking broad spectrum CBD products?

The benefits of broad spectrum products are greater than other products, like CBD isolate based products. This is due to what’s known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect occurs when compounds in the hemp plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids, work together to produce even greater effects than just CBD alone. 

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are a class of volatile hydrocarbon compounds produced in the flower clusters of the cannabis plant. Terpenes are what give cannabis its distinct aromas and have been utilized in aromatherapy. Terpenes are recognized as safe for human consumption by the Food and Drug Association and are used in a wide variety of food and cosmetic products. 

What is a CBD tincture?

A CBD tincture is a preparation made from CBD extract. It is used orally (swallowed) and can also be used in cooking or baking. Our tinctures do not contain alcohol.

Is it possible to take too much CBD?

CBD is non-toxic. We have never heard of anyone overdosing on CBD. However, extremely large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.

How much CBD is in your products?

The amount of CBD in our products varies from product to product. Please refer to the product label for exact concentrations of CBD in each product. 

What is the ideal serving size?

The ideal serving size of CBD for each person depends on a wide range of variables. It also depends on the product. Servings of 5 to 50 milligrams per day are commonly reported for health maintenance and minor issues.

How often can I take CBD?

CBD can be taken multiple times each day or as needed.

Should I take CBD with food?

Although there are usually no issues when taken on an empty stomach, taking the products with food may help to minimize any potential side effects. 

Are there any negative side effects?

CBD is not known to have any negative side effects. However, large servings of CBD may cause drowsiness.

Do you test for potency, pesticide, heavy metals, and yeast/mold?

All of our products go through a rigorous series of tests by third-party labs to ensure purity and accurate concentrations of cannabinoids. This includes testing to be sure that our products are 0.0% THC and free of any potential contaminants.

Will CBD get me high?

No. Unlike marijuana and THC, CBD is non-psychotropic and is extremely unlikely to cause a high.

Will I need a marijuana card or doctor’s prescription to use CBD products?

No. CBD is not a drug. You will not be required to produce a medical marijuana card in order to purchase CBD online. However, some states have laws allowing doctors to recommend CBD to patients for particular conditions.

Does CBD have a shelf life?

CBD itself does not have an expiration date. However, CBD oil products can degrade and should be used within a certain period of time. They should be stored in airtight containers either in the refrigerator or in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Please refer to the product expiration dates for more information.

Will CBD oil show up on a drug test?

Under normal circumstances, our broad spectrum products are not expected to produce a positive result for THC consumption through industry-standard testing methods. My Apothecary can not, and does not, represent or warrant as to the results that any individual may experience. We advise you to consider the risks of possible detection prior to use of this product.

Does CBD interact with other medications?

If you are taking prescription medications, consult with a qualified medical professional prior to taking our products. 

How long will it take to receive the benefits of taking CBD oil?

In some cases, such as when using a vaporizer or tincture, users often report almost immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take some time to be detectable — usually half an hour or more. Personal results will vary. 

What methods of extraction do you use?

All My Apothecary products contain broad spectrum CBD oil produced by a gentle extraction method. This retains the beneficial compounds produced by the cannabis plant.

Where is your hemp grown?

Our hemp is grown in the USA.

Is your product organic? Vegan friendly?

Our hemp is grown using natural methods and our products contain other organic ingredients. All of our products are vegan friendly except for the softgels.

I have a gluten allergy. Can I use your products?

Yes. All My Apothecary products are gluten free.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level. 

What is the entourage effect?

Broad spectrum CBD oil contains a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes as well as other beneficial compounds. Each of the compounds has particular effects on the human body. Because terpenes can affect how the body responds to cannabinoids, the combined effect is often greater than the sum of the individual effects. The overall effect produced is known as the entourage effect. Non-broad or full spectrum products do not have the benefit of the entourage effect and are therefore not recommended.

Is CBD water soluble?

In its natural state, CBD oil is not water soluble. Our softgels are made with nano-sized emulsion particles that are water soluble. This allows the CBD oil to be easily absorbed.

How do I choose a product that is right for me?

The ideal method for taking CBD depends upon your preferred delivery method (softgels/tincture) and why you are taking CBD.

How does your product differ from others?

My Apothecary products are specifically developed for high potency and easy absorption. All of our broad spectrum products contain 0.0% THC CBD oil. 

Our CBD oil is extracted using a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents that can degrade beneficial compounds. We use only the finest available ingredients in our products and make sure they are organic whenever possible. 

What is your return policy?

My Apothecary offers a 14-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, simply email us at help@myapothecary.com or through our Contact Us page.