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Are CBD and marijuana the same thing?

No, CBD and marijuana are not the same. Marijuana is another word for the cannabis plant, which usually refers to cannabis strains that will get you “high.” CBD is the acronym for cannabidiol—a non-psychoactive component with medical benefits that exist in hemp and cannabis plants. Read more about the difference between CBD and marijuana.

How do marijuana and hemp differ?

Although hemp and marijuana are both broad classifications of cannabis plant, Hemp is a term used to classify varieties of cannabis plant that contain 0.3% or less THC, and therefore has no psychoactive effects and is legal under the U.S. Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. Marijuana is a term used to classify varieties of cannabis that contain more than 0.3% THC and can induce psychotropic or euphoric effects on the user. Read more about the difference hemp and marijuana.

How do CBD and THC differ?

CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are both cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. However, CBD has no psychoactive effects and offers relief with a variety of potential health benefits, while THC creates a “high” with its psychoactive chemical makeup. Learn more about CBD and THC at our CBD Knowledge Center.

Is CBD legal in the United States?

CBD from industrial hemp plants is legal under federal law across the USA. It does not contain THC as marijuana does and has no psychoactive properties. There are no permit or prescription requirements to purchase and use it. Read more about the leagl status of CBD.

Will CBD get me high?

No. CBD has no psychoactive effects and offers relief with a variety of potential health benefits. In addition, unlike marijuana, which contains THC, the industrial hemp plant used to extract natural CBD contains nothing that will affect your state of mind or cognitive ability. Check out our lab tests that state our products are THC-free.

Is CBD going to affect my drug test results?

Our independent labs verify that no CBD products we sell contain measurable THC. It is extremely unlikely that any trace amounts of THC that is found in some CBD products will show up on an official or employment drug test. If any THC exists in the product, it is well under the government-mandated limit for non-psychoactive products. Some testing facilities look for different cannabinoids than others, but none should identify CBD usage as illegal or prescription drugs.

What are cannabinoids?

All varieties of cannabis strains contain chemical substances called cannabinoids. The cannabinoids are found mainly in the resin of the flowers of the hemp and cannabis plants. They provide relief to an array of symptoms, including pain, anxiety, insomnia, inflammation and may also promote healthy skin. The two most known cannabinoids are CBD and THC—learn more about CBD and THC at our CBD Knowledge Center

What are terpenes?

Cannabis plants contain terpenes, which are fragrant oils that help create the different colors and flavors of the hemp extracts themselves. There are many varieties of terpenes in the same plant that have a diverse range of health benefits for the human body.

How does the endocannabinoid system (ECS) work?

The endocannabinoid system exists in every human body and contains receptors in the brain and nervous system that allow cannabinoids to attach to cells and provide all the health benefits that come with these natural, organic compounds. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2, and work with different external and internally produced cannabinoids. And yes, you’d be surprised to learn that every human body also produces cannabinoids, more accurately called endocannabinoids. Learn more about cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and the endocannabinoid system at our CBD Knowledge Center

What does the entourage effect mean?

In the simplest terms, the entourage effect is a scientific way to say that the sum is greater than all its parts separately. When it comes to the type of broad-spectrum CBD products offered at Botanima Organics, it means that the combination of different cannabinoids and terpenes help your body more when they work together than if you take them individually. This is one of the major reasons why broad-spectrum oils and edibles are the best choice for overall health and well-being. Read more about the entourage effect.

Is CBD oil a good treatment for various health issues?

If you have an existing medical condition or symptoms that may indicate one, it is essential that you speak with your physician before self-diagnosing or starting a treatment regimen. That being said, there are many research studies that indicate CBD can help with various issues. The anecdotal evidence from people who use cannabinoids as part of a holistic regimen is quite strong.

Why should I use Botanima Organics’ products?

Botanima Organics stands firmly on a foundation of science and nature. We focus on aging and midlife challenges while utilizing decades of experience and research, and sourcing the finest, most natural, life-giving raw materials from all over the world. That way we produce the safest, most effective and high-quality CBD products for your skin, body and well-being.

What is the N.O.M.A. Complex™?

The N.O.M.A. Complex is Botanima Organics’ unique and proprietary blend of oils and minerals from countries all over the world. They have been sought after for thousands of years for their rich history in beneficial homeopathic components. Botanima Organics’ N.O.M.A. Complex contains: 
Neem oil – India’s acclaimed healing oil
Obliphica oil – Russia’s oil of eminence
Minerals from the Dead Sea
Argan oil – Morocco’s magic oil

Read more about The N.O.M.A. Complex.

How long do I have to use CBD to notice a difference?

Like many other nutritional supplements, you will not feel a strong effect from CBD oil the moment you take your first dose. You’re unique, and your endocannabinoid system may operate differently than someone else’s. It takes time for all the receptors to process the new compounds in your body. When you start taking a new CBD product, do so for at least two weeks while tracking your progress, level of pain, sleep quality, and symptoms. Do not skip doses and do not give up before you get the relief you deserve.

How do I know what the best dosage is?

While each product has a recommended dose, it makes sense to start with the smallest one and work your way up if you do not get the results you want. Not that it holds any danger, but we do not recommend going beyond 200 milligrams of CBD per day. Our Knowledge Center has additional information about effective dosages. Read more on our dosage guide.

How does Botanima Organics extract the CBD from hemp?

We use the cleanest methods possible to extract a pure broad spectrum of cannabinoids and terpenes from the industrial hemp plants we select. This patent-pending method ensures access to all healthy compounds and elimination of THC and any other undesirable compounds like heavy metal, pesticides, waxes, etc. We focus on achieving the highest purity ratings possible. Read more about our manufacturing process.

How does Botanima Organics test their products?

Quality control is of the utmost importance to us. We use third-party independent laboratories for Cannabinoid Profiling, Microbial Screening, Pesticide Testing, and Terpene Analysis and Residual Solvent Testing. Check out our lab results.

How long will these CBD products last on the shelf?

Botanima Organics’ edible products maintain their quality and efficacy for 18 months. Skincare and other products do so for at least 30 months.

What are the best storage practices for Botanima Organics’ product for skin care?

All of the skin care products offered here will maintain freshness best if you store them out of direct sunlight in room temperature conditions. Also, avoid excess moisture to maintain purity.

What are the best storage practices for edibles?

Store oils, tinctures, and softgels at room temperature and out of the sunlight and be sure to keep them out of reach of children.

Do any of the products sold by Botanima Organics have THC?

No, all of our products are THC-free. Our independent labs verify that no CBD products we sell contain measurable THC. Check out our lab results that state our products are THC-free.

How do you define broad spectrum?

Full-spectrum oil is hemp extraction with all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids found in it—including THC, which may cause psychoactive effects. Broad-spectrum CBD oil is full-spectrum extraction without any THC. Due to the entourage effect, we consider it very important to have as many cannabinoids, terpenes, and fatty acids in our products in order to deliver the optimum benefits of this amazing plant.

Is it possible to overdose on CBD?

Although nutritional recommendations suggest you do not take more than 200 milligrams daily, there has never been evidence of CBD overdosing or toxicity. These natural products are safe in reasonable amounts, but we still recommend not going above 200 milligrams per day.

Does CBD use require a prescription or marijuana card?

No. Because CBD products do not have THC, anyone can buy them legally anywhere in the United States. You don’t need a doctor’s note, legal permit, or any other documentation.

Will CBD affect the other medications I take?

It is important to do your own independent research and speak with your physician if you are currently taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications.

Where does Botanima Organics get their hemp from?

We source all of our high-quality industrial hemp from organic farms in southern Colorado in the United States.

Are these products gluten-free?

Yes. There is no gluten in our products.

Do you use organic and vegan-friendly ingredients?

Yes. We only choose organically grown industrial hemp plants to extract our cannabinoids and terpenes from. We do offer vegan-friendly products as well. However, softgels do include non-vegan gelatin, and salves include beeswax.

How do I choose the best CBD product for me?

Just use our wizard-based questionnaire to guide you to the right CBD product for you. You can also explore the whole Botanima Organics product line according to the different product categories.

How much CBD is in each dose?

This depends on the product you choose. Each one we offer has a nutrition label with the details on it. Remember to check amounts in conjunction with the serving size.

Can CBD products help healthy people?

Many people without current diagnoses use CBD oil to promote a healthy homeostasis within the body. By fueling your natural endocannabinoid system, you can achieve improved overall health, well-being, and feel your best every day.

Where can I access your lab reports?

We offer our complete third-party lab results here on the website. Go to the Lab Results page to learn more.

What are the side effects of CBD?

There are no overt negative side effects associated with normal dosages of CBD oil, edibles, topical creams or other CBD products. In some studies, extremely large amounts have resulted in drowsiness. Until you know how the dosage affects you, do not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking it.

What is MCT oil?

MCT oil is a supplement made from coconut oil and contains a type of fat called medium-chain triglycerides. The MCT is separated from the original oil through a process called fractionation, which concentrates it into MCT oil.


Why did my CBD oil turn pink?

CBD Oil could turn pink when the Polyphenol Oxidase enzyme in the MCT oil (coconut) is exposed to sunlight and the oxygen in the air. It is a completely safe and natural behavior and doesn't mean that the CBD oil is spoiled or defective. 

To avoid CBD Oil turning pink, be sure to close the bottle after use, and store it out of direct sunlight. 

Why did you name your company Botanima Organics?

Botanima is a combination of two words: “Botany,” which is the science of plants, and “Ma,” which is the Chinese word for cannabis (hemp). We chose our name because science and nature are the foundations for everything we do here at Botanima Organics, while the Chinese were the first to discover the medical benefits of cannabis/hemp some 5,000 years ago. We proudly added Organics to our name, since all of our hemp is organically grown in the USA.

How do I get help with an existing order or shipping?

Send us an email at support@botanima.com for help with any of your order issues. We are happy to provide fast and friendly customer service for every customer.

Do you offer a satisfaction guarantee?

Botanima Organics stands behind all our products 100%. If any product you purchase from us does not satisfy you during 30 days from purchase, with proper usage, you can contact us for a full refund.

Can I get a refund on products?

Yes, our 30-day guarantee allows you to request a full refund on any edible or skin care product if it is not satisfactory. For assistance with this process, send an email to support@botanima.com or use our website’s simple contact form.

Can you ship your CBD products directly to me?

Yes. We ship anywhere in the United States.

How long does shipping take?

We use expedited shipping to get your CBD products to you in approximately two to three days. Please note that it may take longer around holidays or during extreme weather events.

Can I get express shipping on my order?

If you need your Botanima Organics’ products more quickly, email info@botanima.com or use our contact page form to inquire about the options before ordering.

Do you accept phone orders?

Yes. Although we offer simple online ordering, you can also request phone service by sending your number to info@botanima.com or through our Contact Us page. We will reply promptly by phone as requested.

Do you have a strong privacy policy in place?

Yes. We value your privacy and security completely. That is why Botanima Organics follows all necessary U.S. and European rules of General Data Protection Regulations. We will never share or sell your information to any third party without your consent. For our complete privacy policy.

Do you offer free shipping on any orders?

If you order more than $50 worth of products, your shipping is always free. Any U.S. orders under $50 will include a shipping and handling charge of about $5.