millie Frequently Asked Questions
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound harvest from cannabis and hemp plants. Studies have shown CBD has soothing, restorative properties that complement a healthy lifestyle.
What is CBD oil?
CBD oil is an extract you can take orally (as a tincture) or apply topically in a cream or balm. All of our CBD products are derived from hemp.
What is Phytocannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil?
Simple. Phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil (PCR hemp oil) is broad-spectrum CBD Oil. PCR hemp oil is derived from the cannabis plant through alcohol distillation. Alcohol distillation separates the terpenes out of the plant, making the PCR hemp oil/CBD oil a broad-spectrum product.
What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are active compounds produced by all cannabis plants. They account for most of the health benefits of cannabis. Cannabinoids found in plants are technically called phytocannabinoids, whereas endocannabinoids are produced by your body regardless of your cannabis use. Phytocannabinoids can mimic neurotransmitters that we call endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies.
How does CBD work?
Our body’s Endocannabinoid system (ECS) works to balance major functions in the body such as mood, appetite, sleep and more. The body naturally produces endocannabinoids to support these functions. CBD works to slow the breakdown of naturally-occurring endocannabinoids to allow our bodies to use what’s already present. Broad Spectrum CBD Oil can help support these functions by naturally producing more cannabinoids in the body.
Is CBD legal?
Although CBD is found in hemp and cannabis plants, hemp-derived CBD is federally legal in the United States as per the 2018 Farm Bill so long as it contains less than 0.3% THC. All of our CBD products contain no traces of THC.
Is 'more CBD' better?
Maybe. A good example is that we love salt but simply having more salt doesn’t make a recipe or restaurant better. In fact, at some point, too much salt makes the food to salty to eat! The type of salt matters too and maybe people would argue that Himalayan sea salt is better than old fashioned table salt because of all the other trace minerals and nutrients that are present.
At millie, we believe in formulating products that are balanced and specific to their purpose. That is why we use broad-spectrum hemp oil and adjust dosages to the products intended use. Although hemp oil is very important in our products, the balance of recipe is just as important to deliver you the best products you can buy. A great example is our line of skin care products that have incredible formulations, even without our broad-spectrum hemp oil, that deliver fantastic results for your skin. Throw our hemp oil at the appropriate portions and our great base products get even better!
Is Broad-Spectrum CBD oil safe to carry through an airport?
Yes. Under the current 2018 Farm Bill hemp oil products are legal in all 50 states so you are safe to travel with your THC free millie products.
What are the benefits of taking Broad-Spectrum CBD products?
Broad-spectrum CBD users report a wide range of benefits including improved mood, reduced stress, improved temporary sleeplessness, reduced discomfort and many other benefits. Broad-spectrum products generally seem to perform better than products formulated with CBD isolate only due the benefits of the entourage effect, or benefits of the other minor cannabinoids and terpenes. Different people experience different results and your results may vary.
What is a CBD tincture?
A CBD tincture is a broad spectrum hemp oil that is meant to be swallowed. Typically, you put a dropper under your tongue, hold the tincture for 30-60 seconds and then swallow. This method of delivery allows the CBD oil to be absorbed directly into the bloodstream via capillaries found in your mouth.
What is the ideal serving size?
This is very similar to talking about what the ideal ‘dose’ is (see the dosage FAQ for additional information). In general, the ideal serving or dose varies for each person depending on a wide range of variables including our age, sex, weight, activity level, diet, desired outcome and the reason it’s being used. We commonly hear of people using a wide range of dosages with great effect ranging from as low as 5-10mg up to 50-100mg/day. As with any supplement, do your research, start slow, and consult a medical professional for more advice.
Is it possible to take too much CBD?
There are no studies that we know of indicating that anyone has ever overdosed on CBD. Extremely large doses of CBD may cause drowsiness and we always recommend moderation for the use of any products that can affect your body.
Will CBD get me high?
No. CBD is non-psychoactive and will not produce the "high" that you would typically get from cannabis products that contain THC.
Does CBD have a shelf life? How should I store my products?
Please refer to the expiration dates on our products for additional guidance. As a general rule of thumb, store your CBD products in cool places away from direct sunlight in either airtight or securely closed containers.
Will CBD help me if I am generally healthy?
YES! CBD and the other cannabinoids in our products help support your body’s overall health and wellness, promote the ability to help maintain homeostasis, may reduce post-exercise inflammation, and may act as an antioxidant.
Is CBD water soluble?
Normally, oils like CBD oil are not water soluble. millie has partnered with key suppliers with processes that encapsulate the CBD oil into nano-sized emulsion particles which are water soluble. This increases the bioavailability of CBD products that are taken orally or applied topically.
How often can I take CBD?
There is no hard and fast rule. For general health and wellness, we typically see people take it both morning and night. Depending on your desired outcome (i.e. taking it to sleep better), you might only want to take it once a day. Results may vary.
Why should I choose CBD over medical cannabis?
Medical cannabis contains THC and can cause the feeling of being ‘high’. Some may want to experience the relief of medical cannabis but without the 'high' caused by THC. Others may live in a state where medical or recreational cannabis is not readily available, but CBD products are. You may also decide to use CBD products in combination with medical cannabis products. It is wholly a matter of personal preference.
Our products with CBD do not contain THC and will not produce the psychoactive or ‘high’ effects associated with medical cannabis.
What is CBD used for?
Hemp products, and thus CBD, have been used for thousands of years in traditional medicine. Today, most people use CBD to promote overall health and wellness. Cannabinoids are an essential part of the body and support the endocannabinoid system which helps regulate a wide variety of physiological systems.
Is THC necessary for CBD to work?
No. Though a common misconception, THC is not necessary to activate CBD in the body. THC and CBD are both bioactive independent of each other.
Need help deciding on a product and dosage? See our 'Taking CBD Oil' Guide
Where is hemp grown?
Our hemp is grown and processed in the United States.
What is hemp seed oil?
Hemp seed oil and CBD are both derived from the Cannabis sativa plant. However, while CBD oil is produced by extracting oils from the plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil extract is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds and does not contain cannabinoids.
How is hemp different from marijuana?
Unlike marijuana, hemp contains remarkably low amounts (less than 0.3%) of THC. THC is the psychoactive compound in marijuana.
Although hemp and marijuana share the same genus and species names (Cannabis sativa), they are genetically different from one another. Marijuana is known to contain large amounts of THC, and lower amounts of CBD. While hemp is just the opposite, containing less than 0.3% THC. When the Phytocannabinoid Rich Hemp Oil (PCR Hemp Oil) is extracted from hemp, it is used to deliver the rich benefits of CBD, without the psychoactive effects that come from THC.
What is hemp extract?
Hemp Extract is produced from industrial hemp that contains less than 0.3% THC on a dry-weight basis. It is extracted from the stalks and stems of the plant to produce hemp extract, which contains multiple cannabinoids. The hemp plant is full of non-psychoactive cannabinoids and less than 0.3% of the psychoactive cannabinoids.
Where is the hemp sourced?
We choose our supply partners very carefully and trace all of our materials from origination, through extraction and on to final testing before they become millie products. We have high standards to make sure we are supplying the best products in the industry. All of our products are non-GMO, pesticide free and grown outside with organic practices but they haven’t been certified by the USDA (yet!). Currently all of our products are sourced and processed in the United States.
What are terpenes?
Terpenes are another class of compounds found in hemp. Terpenes are what give cannabis distinct smell and flavor. In fact, terpenes are widely used in aromatherapy as a healing modality. Terpenes have been recognized by the Food and Drug Administration as safe for human consumption and are used in a variety of food and cosmetic products.
What is the endocannabinoid system?
The human endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a molecular system in the body that contains cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoid molecules, and their metabolic enzymes. The cannabinoid receptors of ECS are found throughout the body, firing signals that allow the body to maintain homeostasis.
Can your products cure/treat my condition?
CBD oil is used by many people to treat a variety of conditions however we do not and cannot make any claims regarding the conditions that CBD can treat. CBD has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any conditions aside from particular seizure disorders. Nonetheless, there have been numerous studies which suggest that CBD may be an effective therapy for a wide range of health issues. Consult with a qualified medical professional to determine if your condition could be helped by using CBD. As always, we also encourage you to consult your primary care physician before making any changes to your current therapies.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
What is the difference between Isolate, Full Spectrum, and Broad Spectrum?
Isolate is typically 99% pure isolate CBD while full spectrum and broad spectrum tend to be used more interchangeably, creating some confusion, since there is no real accepted definition to either term.
At millie, we use the following terminology for clarification:
Full Spectrum - Hemp oil containing cannabinoids, terpenes, and THC at some level. This is typically below 0.3%.
Broad Spectrum - Hemp oil containing cannabinoids, terpenes, but has ZERO THC (0%). This is what we use in our products.
Isolate - concentrated formulas of specific substances. An example would be CBD isolate that is typically 99% CBD concentrate.
We try to develop products that are ‘Broad Spectrum’ meaning they contain a variety of cannabinoids and terpenes, but have 0.0% THC. There is still a lot of debate in the market as to what these terms mean, and which is better, so be sure to do your research and understand how each company defines their products.
At millie, we believe in giving you the good stuff, cannabinoids and terpenes, and providing you with a THC-free experience. The overall benefit is the ‘entourage effect’ of all the cannabinoids and terpenes working together, which is likely more beneficial than just CBD as a single molecule.
Are there traces of THC in CBD oil?
Hemp products may contain traces of THC, but our processing ensures you that our products are THC free. Our test results confirm this, as well.
Can I see your lab reports?
Yes! Simply scan the QR code on your product to see the certificate of authenticity (COA) that corresponds to your product and manufacturing batch.
Do you test for potency, pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals and residual solvents?
Yes. We want to deliver the safest and most effective products possible, so all millie products are tested for concentration and purity to confirm that our products are free of THC, pesticides, and other contaminants.
What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
All millie products go through extensive testing by in-house labs at our suppliers and at third party labs. Batch specific test results can be viewed by scanning the QR code on your product.
Is your product safe?
CBD is well tolerated in humans and we do not know of any studies that report adverse effects or illness resulting from CBD use. CBD is non-addictive. All millie products go through extensive testing both in the supply chain and in our finished products to ensure that they are free of THC and other harmful contaminants.
How much CBD is in your products?
Each product contains different amounts of CBD based on the amount of milligrams each product is. To find exact CBD dosage for each product, please refer to the ingredients section of the product pages.
How does your product differ from others?
millie is committed to changing the CBD experience for customers. Our products are developed for their specific uses with custom formulations that emphasize elevated potency, purity, and easy absorption. Our CBD oil is water soluble and made up of molecules that are 1,000 times smaller in size than other traditional oils. This allows for better absorption and bioavailability. Our products are 100% THC-free, so you know you are getting the best products you can buy without the ‘high’.
Is your product organic?
millie products are all grown using organic methods but cannot yet be technically certified as organic.
Are your products vegan friendly?
Yes, all of our products are vegan friendly.
I have a gluten allergy. Can I use your products?
All millie products are gluten-free and dairy free.
Do your products contain THC?
No! All millie products are THC free.
Has the FDA approved the ingredients in your products?
No, the FDA has not reviewed or approved any of our products. However, the FDA recently approved a CBD-based drug called Epidiolex for the treatment of particular types of difficult-to-treat seizure disorders.
What is your return policy?
Please see our refund policy to review our return policy. We have a 15-day return policy, which means you have 15 days after receiving your item to request a return.
Where are your products available for purchase?
Online at www.millie.co.
TESTING AND REGULATION
Will I pass a drug test?
We can’t make any recommendations or guarantees regarding drug testing. Although our products typically have zero THC we cannot give guidance or advice. If you are concerned about drug testing, we would recommend you do more research before consuming any CBD or hemp oil products.
Is hemp legal?
YES. The 2018 Farm Bill created further clarification regarding hemp and hemp products. In addition to the 2018 bill, the legality of Cannabidiol from hemp is also supported by a 2004 unanimous ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, which determined that the DEA “cannot regulate naturally-occurring THC not contained within or derived from marijuana, i.e., non-psychoactive hemp is not included in Schedule I. The DEA has no authority to regulate drugs that are not scheduled.”