HAMMER CBD FAQS:
QUESTION: How do I know what potency of Hammer Hemp I should use?
ANSWER: We offer two potencies/strengths of Hammer Hemp in softgels: 10 mg and 25 mg of Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil. We offer two potencies/strengths of Hammer Hemp in tincture form: 250 mg and 750 mg. One dropper (1 ml) of the 250 mg tincture supplies 8.33 mg of Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil. One dropper (1 ml) of the 750 mg tincture supplies 25 mg of Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil.
This is the range that the overwhelming majority of people use to receive the desired benefits. That being said, a few variables need to be factored in to determine what dose would be best for you:
BODY WEIGHT — Smaller/lighter-weight people will find that a higher potency may not be needed; one 10 mg softgel OR one dropper of the 250 mg tincture per day may be ideal. Larger/heavier people (roughly 160+ lbs., though that is not a "set in stone" figure) will most likely receive the desired benefits with a daily dose of 25 mg, either from one softgel OR one dropper of the 750 mg tincture per day.
CURRENT PHYSICAL STATUS/CONDITION — People dealing with chronic issues regarding aches/soreness/discomforts, poor sleep, or both, will find that a 25 mg daily dose will be best for them, via either one 25 mg softgel OR one dropper of 750 mg tincture. If your physical status/condition is mild, one 10 mg softgel OR one dropper of 250 mg tincture dose may be completely sufficient.
QUESTION: What are the benefits of your new product Full Spectrum Hemp Oil? It’s listed under Recovery; does it provide similar benefits to Recoverite & protein?
ANSWER: Hammer Hemp is completely complementary with all of our supplements and fuels that support optimal recovery. Hammer Hemp contains Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil, which supplies powerful recovery-enhancing benefits, primarily via its antioxidant and ache/soreness-alleviating properties. Hammer Hemp is ideal for helping reduce soreness and pain, supporting the immune system, and promoting better-quality sleep—all of which enhance recovery.
Though not among its main benefits, the whey protein used in Hammer Whey Protein and Recoverite has anti-inflammatory properties. Many of the amino acids that naturally occur in the protein component in these two products—as well as in Hammer Vegan Protein and Vegan Recoverite—play a role in supporting a strong immune system.
QUESTION: When is the best time of day to take Hammer Hemp?
ANSWER: It is perfectly acceptable to take Hammer Hemp any time during the day; however, taking the product prior to bed may allow you to receive maximum benefits. This is because the body does the majority of its reparative and recuperative processes during sleep. Obtaining the best sleep possible is essential for maximizing recovery and for optimal health. Research has shown that the Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil in Hammer Hemp greatly enhances sleep quality and duration, which is absolutely essential for maximizing recovery from exercise and for optimal overall health.
QUESTION: You mention that Hammer Hemp is a “water soluble nano-emulsion form.” Why is this so important?
ANSWER: This unique micro-emulsification process greatly increases absorption rates. Most hemp oil products have no more than a 10% absorption rate. The water-soluble nano-emulsion form found in Hammer Hemp increases absorption by up to 5 times.
QUESTION: Is there any kind of tolerance build-up?
ANSWER: There is NO tolerance build-up associated with the use of Hammer Hemp. The benefits do not diminish with daily use.
QUESTION: Is it best to use Hammer Hemp daily or only on occasion?
ANSWER: The full benefits of Hammer Hemp are derived from daily use.
QUESTION: Is there any “high” associated with Hammer Hemp?
ANSWER: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound responsible for the “high,” is not present in Hammer Hemp. In fact, Hammer Hemp is guaranteed to be 100% THC-free.
QUESTION: I understand that one of the benefits of taking Hammer Hemp is improved sleep. Can I take this product along with REM Caps?
ANSWER: Yes, both products may be taken together. First, remember that Hammer Hemp is a daily use supplement, while REM Caps can be used either on a daily basis or as an occasional-use supplement. These two products are compatible because they act on different bodily functions.
The main component in REM Caps is melatonin, which is a hormone that is naturally produced and secreted by the pineal gland, and vitally needed for a number of bodily functions, especially sleep. A number of factors, especially aging, decreases the body’s production of this all-important hormone, which is why supplementation with melatonin-based REM Caps is highly beneficial.
Hammer Hemp contains Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil, which beneficially works with and influences the body’s endocannabinoid system, a series of nerves and receptors. Among numerous other things, the endocannabinoid system helps regulate sleeping patterns. The phytocannabinoids in Hammer Hemp augments the body’s natural production of cannabinoids, helping to ensure sufficient amounts are available to positively influence sleep.
QUESTION: What is the difference between the Hemp Oil liquid that I see at my health food store and Hammer Hemp?
ANSWER: While they are derived from the same plant, they are two very different products that have completely different applications. Hemp Oil liquid that you find at retail outlets like health food stores is in the same category as flax seed oil, olive oil, and other plant-derived oils. It is a source of omega-3, 6, 9 fatty acids, and is primarily used in salad dressings or in smoothies to boost one’s intake of these healthy fats. It can also be taken in a softgel as a supplement. These products are made from the seeds of the hemp plant, which contains very little of the beneficial CBD content. Hammer Hemp is all CBD oil—it is CBD Phytocannabinoid-Rich Hemp Oil—and is produced comes from the flowers and leaves of the plant. The phytocannabinoids in Hammer Hemp supply powerful recovery-enhancing benefits—helping alleviate soreness and pain, supporting the immune system, and promoting better-quality sleep.
QUESTION: What is CBD and how does it work?
ANSWER: CBD is short for cannabidiol (pronounced can-uh-bih-DIE-all), one of over 60 compounds called cannabinoids (pronounced kuh-NAB-in-oyds) that are found in the cannabis plant. A number of cannabinoids are produced in the human body as well. Cannabinoids act on receptors found in the cells that are part of the body’s endocannabinoid system, a system that regulates key aspects of our biology. The two major cannabinoid receptors are:
Cannabinoid Receptor Type 1 (CB1): These receptors are found throughout the body, though primarily in the brain. As expected these receptors are involved with mood, emotions, thinking, movement/coordination, appetite, and more.
Cannabinoid Receptor Type 2 (CB2): These receptors are found mainly in the immune system throughout the body. When CB2 receptors are activated, they work to reduce soreness, aches, and pain.
Although CBD is a cannabinoid, it does not attach to or directly interact with CB1 or CB2. Instead, CBD indirectly affects/influences signaling through CB1 and CB2, while also increasing levels of bodily produced cannabinoids. CBD does this by inhibiting the activity of a group of enzymes (cytochrome P450 enzymes) that are responsible for breaking down bodily produced cannabinoids (a.k.a. endocannabinoids)
QUESTION: I heard that there is more than just CBD in Hammer Hemp. Is this true?
ANSWER: Yes, there are several more cannabinoids and a full spectrum of terpenes in Hammer Hemp. The overwhelming majority of the cannabinoid content is in the form of cannabidiol (CBD), but numerous other beneficial cannabinoids occur in the product as well.
Terpenes are organic compounds found in many plants, contributing to the color, scent, and flavor of the plant (mint, basil, and other similar herbs are good examples of a terpene-rich plant). There are over 100 different terpenes found in hemp, none of which have psychoactive properties. Terpenes have a number of health-benefitting properties, and it is believed that the terpenes found in hemp work synergistically with the various cannabinoids found in the plant, thus enhancing the overall health benefits, while also supplying specific benefits of their own.
What you won’t find in Hammer Hemp is Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Hammer Hemp is guaranteed to be 100% THC-free.
QUESTION: Why is Hammer Hemp so effective in helping reduce aches and pains?
ANSWER: The full spectrum of cannabinoids in Hammer Hemp—headed up by cannabidiol (CBD)—influences and activates the CB2 receptors in the body’s endocannabinoid system. Research has shown that activation of these receptors greatly assists in significantly reducing aches and pain. CBD also influences a number of non-cannabinoid receptor systems in the brain, including opioid receptors, which play a role in pain regulation. It is extremely important to note that, unlike opioid drugs, the use of CBD does not have any dangerous dependence and/or tolerance buildup issues associated with it. Lastly, Hammer Hemp contains a broad spectrum of terpenes, organic compounds found in many plants that contribute to the color, scent, and flavor of the plant. All of these terpenes have properties that assist in reducing aches and pains. The primary terpene found in Hammer Hemp is known as Beta-Caryophyllene (BCP), which is the only terpene known to interact with the body's endocannabinoid system (the CB2 receptors) in producing pain-alleviating effects