Frequently Asked Questions
We know it's a complicated space, but it doesn't have to be. We've laid out the answers to the most frequently asked questions. If you still have questions, reach out!
1. What is CBD?
CBD or Cannabidiol, is a safe, non-intoxicating, primary cannabinoid, found in the floral material of the hemp plant.
Originally patented by the United States Government as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant, CBD binds to endocannabinoid receptors throughout your body. These receptors are part of the body's endocannabinoid system or ECS. This system naturally produces endogenous cannabinoids that are chemically similar to CBD and other plant-based cannabinoids.
The endocannabinoid system supports homeostasis in the body and may maintain essential functions like: mood, sleep, appetite, metabolism, thermoregulation and more.
2. Is Hemp Legal?
Yes, hemp is legal to possess in all 50 states.
The 2018 Farm Bill officially removed hemp from the Controlled Substances Act and placed the crop under the Agricultural Marketing Act. The crop is now viewed as an agricultural commodity as long as the delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol [∆-9-THC] concentration is not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.
Overcome only sources from certified Kentucky grown hemp and we conduct in-house and third-party lab testing to ensure our formula is never more than the 0.3% ∆-9-THC threshold.
States have the right to permit the growth, processing and sale of such products. Hemp foods and hemp fiber products are not problematic, but certain states have created laws regarding the sale of CBD, normally positioned around what labels need to say in order for a sale to occur. If you are a reseller wishing to work with us, we can walk you through this process, just reach out! But rest assured, purchasing and possessing Overcome products are federally legal.
3. Is Hemp Marijuana?
No. While hemp and marijuana are derived from the same family, both are considered to be from different varieties of the Cannabis sativa species.
Historically, hemp was grown for industrial purposes like oil, fiber and food and also pharmaceutical preparations and hemp and marijuana were both considered slang terms for cannabis.
Today, our legal framework distinguishes the two based on the amount of ∆-9-THC present in the floral material and/or finished products. Unlike marijuana, hemp by law does not contain more than 0.3% ∆-9-THC, which ensures its non-intoxicating properties.
Marijuana, on the other hand, has been specifically bred for its intoxicating properties, containing strong concentrations of ∆-9-THC, with only trace amounts of CBD.
Overcome only sources from legal hemp with all our products always testing at no more than 0.3% ∆-9-THC.
4. Will I Fail A Drug Test?
Because our products are a full spectrum hemp extract, there are trace quantities of THC present in the products at less than 0.3% ∆-9-THC. There is always a possibility that you may fail a drug test; however, we can provide guidance in the case that you are tested.
Initial drug tests search for the broad term of marijuana metabolites at a concentration of 50ng/ml. This test is called an “initial test.” It is likely THC present in hemp and even other cannabinoids can trigger a positive test. If the test is positive, you can request a “confirmatory test.” This test measures concentrations of 15ng/ml.
The confirmatory test would likely not trigger a positive test, but there is still a possibility because of the way the THC metabolizes in your body.
We recommend when you take the test, bring your product and receipt as proof that you are in fact taking a legal hemp-derived product and always talk to your employer before you start taking the product.
5. Does Overcome and Nature's Hemp Oil for Pets Contain CBD?
Yes, absolutely and even more nutrient-rich compounds.
Each bottle will state the CBD concentration on front of the label. If the product is Overcome, CBD is labeled as “cannabinoids” per bottle or serving. If the bottle is Nature’s Hemp Oil for Pets CBD is labeled as “hemp extract” per serving.
For Overcome products, we specify the concentration as cannabinoids as opposed to CBD, because while our formulations contain high concentrations of CBD, we also know that CBD is not the most important component within our formulations.
We believe CBD is a very important compound in our products, but we know the robust profile of cannabinoids including CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBN, ∆-9-THC and beyond is the most important factor. For this reason, we want to acknowledge these other important compounds by using the word “cannabinoids” which encompasses not just CBD, but various cannabinoids that are available in our product line.
You may also see the term “hemp extract” used within our supplement facts panel and listed on our front panel for our Nature’s Hemp Oil for Pets product line.
“Hemp extract” contains CBD and other cannabinoids as well, and also within hemp extract is also important nutrients like Vitamin E, Chlorophyll and other plant nutrients. Hemp extract is what is extracted from the plant material. This extract is refined and then mixed with our carrier oils before bottling.
We use cannabinoids for Overcome and hemp extract for Nature’s Hemp Oil for Pets to maintain regulatory compliance.
We also use hempseed oil within our product line. Our cold pressed hemp seed oil is what we use to hold the CBD and carry the CBD and cannabinoids throughout the body, much like how other companies may use MCT oil or a grape seed oil.
We selected hemp seed oil because LCT oils like hemp seed oil make the cannabinoids more bioavailable in the body. In addition, we strive to we use as much of the plant as possible to activate the entourage experience giving you the most nutritional benefit.
6. What Is Hemp Extract?
"Hemp Extract" is the plant extract that includes cannabinoids like CBD, terpenes, flavonoids, phytols, Vitamin E, chlorophyll and other plant nutrients.
This is not to be confused with hempseed oil, which does not contain actual CBD or cannabinoids, but is commonly used as a "carrier oil" for CBD. Companies use a variety of "carrier oils", such as MCT oil (coconut oil or palm oil), grape seed oil or olive oil.
With Overcome, we make an effort to utilize the entire hemp plant. Our products contain full spectrum hemp-derived cannabinoids (containing high concentrations of CBD) or "hemp extract" and is carried within a cold pressed hemp seed oil.
7. What Is Full Spectrum?
Full Spectrum is a combination of cannabidiol (CBD), other minor cannabinoids and terpenes - often referred to as "whole plant."
These minor cannabinoids may include but are not limited to cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabidiolic-acid (CBDA), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), tetrahydrocannabinolic-acid (THCA), delta-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆-8-THC) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (∆-9-THC).
Full spectrum is different than broad spectrum (normally containing less than 0.01% THC) and CBD isolate (only CBD, no other cannabinoids or terpenes). For optimal experience with your CBD product, you want CBD but also other cannabinoids and terpenes. For best results, start with full spectrum.
Think of the cannabinoids as musical instruments. One instrument may sound good, but combined together, the instruments are a symphony. Full spectrum is a symphony.
8. How Much Should I Be Taking?
Depending on which bottle you order, the concentration of cannabinoids and CBD can vary.
For topicals, the duration is short term so you must reapply more often. Apply to localized areas, close to the surface of the skin for optimal support. Think joints!
For capsules, start with 1 capsule, then increase slowly until you find your desired effect.
For our tinctures/oils, we have a selection of 250mg, 500mg and 1500mg. Start with a 250mg or 500mg to determine your serving size, then settle on the 1500mg for the best bang for your buck!
For best results, we recommend starting with a small amount (between 5 to 15mg per serving and titrating (or slowly increasing) from there until you fine your desired effect.
For pets, start with 1mg per 10lbs weight.
No matter what, any orally consumed product should be taken with a high fat snack! This improves your experience.
9. How Do I Administer CBD and Cannabinoids?
We always recommend taking the product after a meal or a high fat snack for optimal absorption.
For capsules take with a glass of water and swallow like your multi-vitamin. Overcome Every Night should be taken 30 minutes to 1 hour before bedtime.
For oils/tinctures drop recommended serving in mouth and then swallow. You are welcome to drink water afterwards if you’d like.
For topicals apply directly to affected area. The lifespan on topicals is short so you may need to reapply often. It is best to use on areas close to the surface of the skin, like your joints and along your spine.
For our pet line, we recommend dropping the CBD onto one of your pet's favorite treats or food bowl. Otherwise it can be placed directly onto their tongue.