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FAQs - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL INFORMATION

WHAT ARE PHYTOCANNABINOIDS?

'Phyto' is simply a prefix meaning "pertaining to or derived from plants." Phytocannabinoids are typically referred to as the naturally occurring cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. This is opposed to synthetic cannabinoids which are manufactured artificially. Phytocannabinoids do appear in other types of plants such as the Echinacea Purpurea, however researchers have found between 80 and 120 cannabinoids that naturally occur in the cannabis plant (depending on the research).

WHAT IS FULL SPECTRUM PHYTOCANNABINOID HEMP OIL?

Full spectrum phytocannabinoid hemp oil contains all the naturally occurring cannabinoids and compounds found in the Industrial Hemp plant. Unlike isolated or synthetic cannabinoids, full-spectrum hemp oil contains an array of cannabinoids, as well as many essential vitamins and minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll, fiber, flavonoids, and terpenes.

The array of cannabinoids and other natural constituents found in full spectrum hemp oil have been shown in studies to work together in what’s referred to as the “entourage effect.” Together, these compounds work harmoniously to magnify their useful properties.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEMP OIL AND WATER-SOLUBLE HEMP OIL?

Post extraction, the natural state of the cannabis plant results in an oil. To make the oil water soluble, additional processing is required. There are four main ways hemp oil is consumed.

  • Via intravenous administration (injecting directly into the bloodstream through the veins)
  • Via vaporized consumption (inhaling directly into the lungs and thus the bloodstream through a vape pen and vaporizing device)
  • Via sublingual consumption (placing oil under the tongue where it’s absorbed into the bloodstream through the sublingual gland)
  • Via oral consumption (passing through the metabolic and digestive systems to be potentially absorbed into the bloodstream)

Bioavailability (the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream) varies drastically in each of these consumptions methods. Water soluble hemp oil is essential for oral consumption, whereas hemp oil in an oil state is more optimal for vaporization and sublingual consumption.

WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE?

Cannabidiol ("CBD") isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that contains greater than 98% pure CBD. CBD isolate contains only CBD. All the plant matter contained in the hemp plant, including oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and more are removed, offering a finished product that’s CBD and nothing more.

NOTE: Vitalibis is a full spectrum brand and does not use CBD Isolate in any products.

ARE COPAIBA OIL AND CBD OIL THE SAME?

No, Copaiba Oil and CBD Oil are not the same. As a reminder, there are different types of oils to consider when discussing “CBD Oil” – full spectrum hemp oil, broad spectrum hemp oil and oil made with CBD isolate. None of these are the same as Copaiba Oil.

While both Copaiba and CBD oils come from vegetation and have been around for centuries, they are not similar. Copaiba oil is derived from the thick dark brown resin that seeps out the cracks of the Copaifera tree, whereas CBD oil traditionally extracted from cannabis.

This comparison is often confused because CBD and Copaiba Oil both contain beta-caryophyllene — Copaiba Oil contains much more caryophyllene, however. Many brands and websites promote Copaiba Oil as a cannabinoid when it is actually a terpene. This is important because terpenes are not considered to be as strong as cannabinoids. CBD is a popular and well-known cannabinoid.

VITALIBIS PRODUCTS

WHAT KIND OF TESTING DOES VITALIBIS PERFORM?

Quality and safety are paramount to Vitalibis. We have strict guidelines and protocols.

The Vitalibis Signature full spectrum hemp oils are tested in three distinct stages during the supply chain process and always use independent, third-party testing laboratories. The first testing is performed after the Industrial Hemp is sourced. We source organically grown Industrial Hemp from Colorado and test it for heavy metals, fungicides and pesticide residue. The second testing is performed after the oil is extracted. Here we test for cannabinoid potency and the terpene profile. The third testing is performed after we fill the oil into the bottles at our certified cGMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) facility. In this third stage, we test for bacteria and other microbials.

For our other products, we follow strict testing protocols which are standard for the skincare and dietary supplement industry. All of our products are manufactured within cGMP facilities and utilize independent, third party testing laboratories.

WHY DOES VITALIBIS USE ORGANIC MCT (MEDIUM CHAIN TRIGLYCERIDES) FROM COCONUT OIL AS A CARRIER OIL IN ITS SIGNATURE PRODUCT LINE?

A nice benefit of coconut oil is its abundance of saturated fats, particularly medium chain triglycerides (MCT). Medium chain triglycerides are smaller fat molecules which are easily absorbed by the body. Fractionated coconut oil is simply just coconut oil which has had the longer fat molecules removed to isolate the medium chain triglycerides. For this reason, fractionated coconut oil is also known as MCT, oil which is one of the best carrier oils for products containing naturally occurring CBD.

Additionally, coconut oil naturally excels as a carrier oil for a variety of applications. Coconut oil has little to no flavor and is thinner than most oils.

WHY DOESN’T VITALIBIS OFFER VAPE OIL OR A VAPE DEVICE FOR PURCHASE?

Although we believe vaping oil is an effective method for obtaining the benefits of full spectrum hemp oil, we are extremely cautious of the actual vaping devices. There are many studies which show that vaping devices leak toxic heavy metals, which end up in the user’s lungs. Vitalibis is a brand dedicated to wellness, so at this time we are not interested in enabling, selling or supporting unsafe vape devices.

CAN I TAKE VITALIBIS PRODUCTS WITH PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS?

As with any dietary supplement, we recommend consulting with your physician prior to adding Vitalibis products to your daily routine. THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.

IF I TAKE THE VITALIBIS HEMP OIL PRODUCTS WILL I FAIL A DRUG TEST?

The Vitalibis hemp oils are full spectrum and may contain trace amounts of THC. We highly recommend refraining from using the Vitalibis hemp oil products if you are required to not fail a random or mandatory drug testing process.

WHERE CAN VITALIBIS PRODUCTS BE SHIPPED?

Currently, Vitalibis products are only shipped within the United States. As the business continues to grow, additional markets may be opened.

AMBASSADOR PROGRAM

DO YOU HAVE AN AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?

Yes. The Vitalibis Ambassador Program integrates key benefits from eCommerce, affiliate marketing and social selling into one innovative program. There is a video and more information about the Vitalibis Ambassador Program on the website (https://www.vitalibis.com/join).

CAN A VITALIBIS INDEPENDENT AMBASSADOR REPRESENT OTHER BRANDS WITH A SIMILAR AFFILIATE-TYPE MODEL?

Yes. Vitalibis Independent Ambassadors are free to represent other brands. However, Vitalibis requests that all Ambassadors represent brands in a professional and ethical manner, staying away from promoting any income or product claims.

WHOLESALE PROGRAM

Yes. This program has strict rules and guidelines. It is reserved for professional offices and businesses and at no time can anyone within this program utilize any digital platforms for sales. Please email wellness@vitalibis.com for more information.