What is HempSapa® CBD oil?
HempSapa® CBD oil is a food supplement created from selected high quality industry hemp grown legal in the Switzerland and sold from our online shop in the Czech Republic.
Is HempSapa® CBD oil organic?
While certified we are not organic certified, we adopt practices towards getting certified organic in the future.
Our hemp is grown without the use of pesticides, artificial fertilizers, or other harmful chemicals. Hemp does not require much additional, artificial, or manual assistance in growing due in most cases thanks to its resiliency and high growth speed.
What is Full Spectrum Extract?
A full cannabinoid profile or ‘full spectrum extract’ is defined as extraction of all of the hemp plants’ cannabinoids and terpenes in one process. HempSapa® whole-plant extract contains a unique assortment of hemp’s phytocannabinoids, plus terpenes, flavonoids, and other valuable hemp compounds to support the body.
From a biochemistry perspective, CBD is just one part of a wide cannabinoid spectrum. This spectrum is where the plant holds its synergy with the endocannabinoid system within the body. Ongoing research is providing increasing evidence for full spectrum extract use. This is also known as the “Entourage Effect.”
What is the difference between your CBD Oil products?
Our HempSapa® 500, HempSapa® 1000, and HempSapa® 1500 contain 500 mg (5%), 1000 mg (10%) and 1500 mg (15%) in each 10ml bottle, respectively. The different concentrations were designed to meet the unique needs of each customer.
For product specific information, please visit the shopping page for more detailed descriptions.
How should I store my CBD Oil?
Our CBD does not need to be refrigerated, but if you prefer to take it when chilled you can store it in the fridge without that impacting the product. We recommend storing your oil in a cool dark place when not in use, a cupboard or shelf should be fine.
Can I use CBD Oil for my cat?
The feline body, being a mammal as well, also has the endocannabinoid system. This means that CBD works much the same way for cats as it does for humans and dogs.
Will HempSapa® CBD Oil products cause me to fail a drug test?
THC is the cannabinoid targeted by drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC typically from a simple urine test sample. The tests are immunoassays that use antibodies which specifically bind to and detect THC and its metabolites. CBD is not generally looked for in standard tests.
Our products contain almost untraceable amounts of THC. However, studies have shown that eating foods containing hemp seeds, or oils may cause positive results for THC. Therefore, if you are subject to any form of drug testing, it is recommended that you talk with whomever may be testing you prior to using any hemp-derived CBD products.
Can I take HempSapa® CBD Oil with prescription medications?
As with any dietary supplement, we recommend consulting your physician prior to adding HempSapa® dietary supplement to your daily routine.
Is HempSapa® CBD oil legal to ship?
HempSapa® CBD oil products made by HEMP SAPA s.r.o. are 100% legal to ship to all European countries which allow THC up-to 0,2%.
I would love to start selling HempSapa® products, where do I start?
Please follow the instructions in the Wholesale Registration section or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, we will contact you as soon as possible.
How do I pay?
HEMP SAPA s.r.o. makes paying easy with any of the following methods. All payments are secured by our payment service provider.
HEMP SAPA s.r.o. accepts payment with MasterCard or Visa. To pay online, simply enter your credit card number, its expiry date and the 3-digit security code (CVC code) on the back of the card on our payment service provider’s page. We will receive your payment immediately and can start preparing your order.
If you are unable to pay with MasterCard or Visa, just ask us to create a personal payment link for you to send your money securely and safely directly to us. It is also possible for you to pay by bank transfer (also through Internet Banking). After you place your order, you will receive our bank account information to finalize the payment.
PLEASE NOTE: If payment is denied, inform your bank and ensure that your credit card is activated for international purchases, then try again.
When contacting us, please remember to include your order ID.
What shipping methods do you offer?
We offer ground and air shipping service, which allow us to deliver to more consumers in a reliable manner as we grow our distribution network. Packages generally take 3-14 business days from an order being placed to it arriving at your door. If you have any questions regarding shipping, email us at email@example.com
When tracking your shipment, please allow 1-3 business days for the tracking to update.
Can I modify my order after it has been placed?
If you’ve placed an order and would like to modify the items or shipping address, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If the order has not been shipped, we can modify the order at your request. If the order has shipped, you will then need to follow the return/exchange process.
How long before I will get my package?
We take speed of delivery very seriously.
You will normally receive your HempSapa® product within 5 to 8 working days in the EU, please see our terms and conditions for special countries that take a longer time. However, there are things that may further delay your shipment which are out of our control.
If you paid using the bank transfer option (+4 days)
The funds will be available in our bank approximately 4 days after the transfer is made by the customer. As soon as we receive the funds, we will ship your HempSapa® product.
What are the benefits of creating an account on our website hempsapa.com?
With a registered account on our e-Shop, you can save and update your delivery addresses, access records of your current and previous orders, write product reviews, receive Out of Stock alerts, keep track of your rewards points, and recommend others to purchase HempSapa® product for which you can earn rewards.
I'm having trouble logging into my account?
If you login to your account and see “Authentication Failed” this means that your account does not yet exist or you have the incorrect password. From the login page, select “Reset Password” where an automatic email will be sent containing your new password. If no email is received, please check your spam box or with your email provider to see which filter settings you can change on your email account that will allow our email to be received correctly to your inbox.
What is your newsletter?
Every so often, we will send out updates such as new items or promotions via our newsletters. If you are interested in signing up, enter your preferred email address into the field bottom of any page on our site. You can also subscribe to our newsletters when registering an account or in your customer account dashboard. To unsubscribe, go to your customer account dashboard and uncheck the “General Subscription” box.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in the flowers of the hemp plant. CBD was once overshadowed by THC (the psychoactive compound in cannabis sativa that causes the characteristic “high” of cannabis) but in the last five years there has been a dramatic increase in scientific research into CBD.
Much scientific research is currently being undertaken, all around the world, into CBD and other cannabinoids. We are likely to see an exponential rise in the numbers of users of these non-psychoactive and fascinating substances in the next five years.
Is CBD oil legal?
CBD oil and other hemp products are considered to be food-based. As such, there are no restrictions on the production, sale and consumption of CBD oil in the EU and United States. CBD Oil is legal in most countries in the world as long as it contains low, or in some countries, untraceable concentrations of the molecule THC.
Can I take CBD on a plane? / Can I fly with CBD oil?
It is generally allowed to fly with CBD oil with less than 0.3% THC content for flights. Nevertheless, we recommend that you investigate the local laws of your origin and destination before flying with CBD on an airplane.
How do I take CBD oil?
Most of our CBD oil supplements can be taken orally: place desired number of oil drops under the tongue and hold for 60 seconds before swallowing.
Topical use: CBD oil can be applied topically on the affected regions (inflammation, psoriasis, eczema, acne, etc, …). Gently massage the CBD oil into the skin and then cover the skin with surgical tape. This process can be repeated every 12 hours.
CBD oil supplements are not substitutes for conventional medical and prescription medications for any of these conditions.
How long does it take for CBD to take effect?
Time from initial intake to noticeable results varies from the same day to up to 2 weeks. This window is dependent on the individual’s body weight and pharmacokinetics (absorption, metabolism, and excretion) of CBD.
Do I get high from CBD oil?
While CBD oil effects may vary from individual to individual, CBD is generally non-psychoactive and does not cause the characteristic “high” sensation commonly associated with THC in cannabis. On the other hand, CBD oil may help with reducing anxiety.
Will CBD Oil help me with my illness?
Our CBD oils were intended as dietary supplements, and we are making no medical claims. Nevertheless, CBD effects in various conditions are under active research at the moment and we encourage you to read relevant scientific literature on the subject. We advise you to seek and consider the trustworthiness of the claims. Our CBD products are not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease, though we are committed to deliver the highest quality product possible.
Does CBD oil cause side effects?
Hemp is generally considered safe and its side effects, if any, are mild. However it cannot be certain that there will be no side effects due to individual variations in absorption, metabolism, cannabinoid receptors affinity and density, and tolerance for supplements. It is recommended that you consult professional healthcare providers before using any dietary supplement, including our CBD oil.
Potential side effects: P450 enzyme activity inhibition, dry mouth, blood pressure drop, mild headache, and drowsiness.
Drug interactions: CBD may inhibit P450 enzymes in the liver, reducing the metabolism and increasing plasma concentration of drugs that metabolized this enzyme. If you are using conventional pharmaceuticals, consult your healthcare provider for potential drug-drug interaction.
CBD may cause blood pressure drop, which potentiate the effects of anti-hypertensive drugs and may cause dangerous hypotension. We recommend avoiding using CBD oil when taking antihypertensive drugs or consult your healthcare provider to adjust antihypertensive drug dose.
How do I know the optimal CBD dose?
How much CBD Oil one should take is an important but tricky question to answer. The optimal CBD oil dose varies due to individual pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, metabolism, and desired effects for specific conditions. Unfortunately, there is no conclusive scientific answer for this, currently. Generally, an optimal dose may be found through trial and error; with some patience, you can find that dose within a few days or weeks of taking it.
The approach we recommend is to start with our recommended dose or another dose based on other information sources, twice a day for the first 3-4 days. This period of time allows for stabilization of CBD concentration in your body and for its effect to start becoming noticeable. After this period, increase or decrease the dose based on the results you can notice.
Overdose: CBD is very safe; almost impossible to cause dangerous or life-threatening overdose. Peer-reviewed studies have shown CBD to be well tolerated at doses as high as 1200 mg/day (for reference, our most concentrated 10ml bottle contains 1000mg of CBD) 3. Excessive use of CBD might reduce its effectiveness and only results in the excess being metabolized and excreted, effectively “wasting” the excess amount.
Are there medical studies on CBD?
CBD effectiveness and potential for use as therapy is an active research field. Project CBD is a non-profit organization dedicated to documenting the research and progress of CBD potential for treatments.
What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are a group of fatty compounds which act on and bind to a class of cannabinoid receptors found in the human body. Cannabinoids are commonly found in hemp but are also produced by other plants (phytocannabinoids) and the human body (endocannabinoids). Cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids were found to have complex and important roles regulating various important systems in the human body, including but not limited to the Central Nervous System, Cardiovascular system, Immune System, Liver, Gastrointestinal System, Skeletal Muscular System, and Reproductive System 4.
Hemp produces more than 100 different and identified phytocannabinoids, mostly non-psychoactive. Among them, Cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known. Others include Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabicyclol (CBL), Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA), Cannabinol (CBN) & more.
What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the mammalian central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, pregnancy, during pre- and postnatal development, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis. The ECS is also involved in mediating some of the physiological and cognitive effects of voluntary physical exercise in humans and other animals, such as contributing to exercise-induced euphoria as well as modulating locomotor activity and motivational salience for rewards.
Two primary endocannabinoid receptors have been identified: CB1, first cloned in 1990; and CB2, cloned in 1993. CB1 receptors are found predominantly in the brain and nervous system, as well as in peripheral organs and tissues, and are the main molecular target of the endocannabinoid ligand (binding molecule), anandamide, as well as its mimetic phytocannabinoid, THC. One other main endocannabinoid is 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) which is active at both cannabinoid receptors, along with its own mimetic phytocannabinoid, CBD. 2-AG and CBD are involved in the regulation of appetite, immune system functions and pain management.
What is the Entourage Effect?
The Entourage Effect is a phrase first mentioned in Ben-Shabat, Mechoulam, et. al (1998) publication to describe their findings that a combination of cannabinoids acting on different cannabinoid receptors is more effective than each cannabinoid in isolation 5. We aim to maximize the potential benefits of extracted cannabinoids by offering the full spectrum of available cannabinoids in the hemp plant in our products.
How does CBD work?
Phytocannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors and induce similar effects as endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are a subclass of cannabinoids that when produced in healthy humans, bind and act on cannabinoid receptors. The mechanisms of action and detailed pathways are under active research.
What is the difference between cannabis, marijuana and hemp?
There are three main cultivar groups of the same Cannabis sativa (cannabis) plant species; each bred and selected for characteristics most optimal for harvesting of a primary product or purpose: fibre, seed, or medicinal/recreational. Fibres and seeds are harvested from industrial hemp cultivars. Recommended legal definition for industrial hemp by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime Marijuana is Cannabis sativa cultivars that contain less than 0.2-0.3% THC 6, though specific national laws vary. In most European countries, the upper limit is 0.2% THC. In other words, industrial hemp is characterized by low THC and high CBD contents; usually the CBD to THC ratio is greater than one.
Marijuana is a common name for Cannabis sativa cultivars which have a higher THC concentration and the CBD to THC ratio is less than one. Marijuana is the common name for cultivars typically grown for recreational purposes. There is a trend of recreational cultivars to be bred and selected for high THC concentrations and low CBD to THC ratio. Recreational marijuana has been found to have an average THC concentration of 14.88%, sometimes as high as 39%, while having a low CBD content, on average, only 0.14%.
Why has cannabis/hemp been so popular?
The crop is easy to grow organically without chemical fertilizer or pesticides; Cannabis sativa is naturally pest resistant. It is also a low risk investment since the plant is easy to cultivate. Hemp gives higher profit per hectare to farmers since both the plants and seed can be harvested and utilized.
An advantage of hemp seeds and hemp oils dietary supplements is their potential for use as a Alpha Linolenic Acid (ALA, a fatty acid belongs to the Omega-3 class of fatty acid) and Linoleic Acid (LA, a fatty acid belongs to the Omega-6 class of fatty acid) source. In the human body ALA is converted to two biologically important Omega-3 class fatty acids: eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) while LA is converted to another Omega-6 class fatty acid: arachidonic acid (AA). This conversion occurs fairly slowly in the human body and the LA to AA conversion is the rate limiting step; a high Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio commonly found in industrialized Western society diets, 20-30:1 as opposed to the traditional (historic) range of (1-2:1), is thought to be a contributing factor to the prevalence of coronary artery diseases, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, osteoporosis, inflammatory and autoimmune disorders, and cancer. The optimal Omega-6 to Omega-3 ratio is thought to be 3:1 and hemp seeds and oil have ALA to LA ratio close to this optimal ratio 8. An advantage of hemp seeds and oils over fish oil is the concerns of mercury poisoning and contamination of ocean and marine fish.
Does it matter if CBD is extracted from cannabis or industrial hemp?
Industrial hemp refers to various cultivars of the Cannabis sativa plant or cannabis. Marijuana refers to cultivars commonly grown for recreational uses. Different cultivars have different concentrations and ratios of CBD and THC; however, once isolated and extracted, pure CBD from different cannabis cultivars are chemically, biochemically, and pharmacologically identical.