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Here’s some frequently asked questions

How can I pay for my order?

Payment has been simplified by you placing orders within your cart, on checkout you will receive a formal invoice with your order number and total due, this amount needs to be settled via EFT to the provided account. Use your order number when providing the bank with a reference number. Proof of payment needs to be sent to payments@extractcbd.co.za Once payment has been confirmed, your order will hit the road

Can I track my order?

​Yes, you can! After placing your order, you will receive an order confirmation via email. When the order ships, you will receive another email with the tracking number and a link to trace the order online with the courier.

Can I return an item?

Due to the nature of the product, we do not accept returns

How long will my order take to be delivered?

Delivery times will depend on your location. Once payment is confirmed your order will be packaged. Delivery can be expected within 3 – 5 business days

Do I need an account or login details?

It’s not required to create an account. It is however important to provide all required details to ensure your package reaches you. This service is managed with utmost discretion

What is your packaging like?

Your order will be delivered in a sealed package via courier, no visible branding until opened, no product details will be displayed, your order will appear to be a regular item delivery

Are any of our products addictive?

Our products are tried and tested and do not contain any products that could lead to addiction

When using our products are there any real side effects?

Our Hemp oil and derivative products are all made using only natural products, therefore our products are non-toxic and side effects are few and far between

Are you able to overdose using your products?

You cannot overdose on any of our products, we recommend you find a balance of mixing our product with your favourite oil that works for you, we are not permitted to recommend how you should apply. Always start slow and adjust your mix slowly the reach the desired effect

What is THC?

THC is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant. In other words, THC is the primary agent responsible for creating the “high” feeling associated with marijuana use. This compound works by imitating the effects of anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the human body to help modulate sleeping and eating habits, as well as the perception of pain

What are the medical applications of THC?

Research studies have indicated that this cannabinoid may be able to help treat:

  • Side effects of chemotherapy – Reduce nausea and vomiting while increasing appetite
  • Multiple sclerosis – Improve spasticity and bladder function while reducing painful spasms and central pain
  • Glaucoma – Reduce pressure inside the eye
  • Spinal injury – Lessen tremors

What is CBD?

CBD has the same chemical formula as THC, but the atoms are arranged differently. This slight variance causes THC to create a psychoactive effect while CBD lacks such an influence.

CBD accounts for up to 40 percent of Hemp extract. Its plentiful in nature, coupled with its failure to produce a “high” effect, make it a strong candidate for medical applications

What are the medical applications of CBD?

Research indicates that CBD may be useful in treating:

Schizophrenia – Reduce psychotic symptoms

Social anxiety disorder – Lower anxiety

Depression – Reduce depressive symptoms

Side effects of cancer treatment – Decrease pain and nausea while stimulating appetite

The Difference between CBD and THC

Cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are the two main ingredients in the marijuana plant. Both CBD and THC belong to a unique class of compounds known as cannabinoids

While many strains of marijuana are known for having abundant levels of THC, high-CBD strains are less common. But CBD has recently started to draw attention from the medical community, who seem to prefer CBD over THC

Here, we explain the differences between these two compounds

The High

THC is probably best known for being the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. CBD, however, is non-psychoactive.

In other words, CBD can’t get you high. While disappointing to recreational users, this unique feature of CBD is what makes it so appealing as a medicine.

Doctors usually prefer treatments with minimal side effects, which has been a major barrier to the acceptance of medical marijuana.

Likewise, CBD has been used to treat younger children with various ailments

Anxiety

THC is known to cause some people to feel anxious or paranoid. But CBD is believed to have the opposite effect. In fact, studies show that CBD works to counteract the anxiety caused by ingesting THC. Many studies also suggest that CBD can reduce anxiety when administered on its own

Antipsychotic

In addition to being non-psychoactive, CBD seems to have antipsychotic properties. Researchers believe that CBD may protect marijuana users from getting too high by reducing the psychosis-like effects of THC. However, regulating the mind-altering activity of THC isn’t all that CBD is good for. On its own, CBD is being tested as an antipsychotic medicine for people with schizophrenia

Sleep

One of the most common uses of marijuana is as a sleep aid. THC is believed to be responsible for most of marijuana’s sleep-inducing effects.

On the other hand, studies suggest CBD acts to promote wakefulness, making CBD a poor choice as a sleep medicine. The opposite effects of CBD and THC on sleep may explain why some strains of Hemp cause users to feel drowsy while others are known to boost energy

What are full extract Hemp oils?

Starting off with the basics, FECO is essentially a concentrated form of the essential oils within a Hemp plant. The primary difference between FECO and most other Hemp oils is the way in which the extraction process focuses on the actual buds/flowers of the Hemp plant for maximum quality and potency. That said, depending on the product and the respective manufacturer, it is not uncommon for leaves and other parts of the Hemp plant to be used in the extraction process.

The process involves the use of solvents to separate the required resin from the rest of the Hemp plant matter, resulting in an extraction of exceptional purity and strength. While it can be comparatively complex to extract the highest quality FECO in laboratory conditions, it is nonetheless possible to produce rudimentary FECO at home – typically using alcohol as the required solvent.

In terms of medical properties, FECO has been gradually earning a reputation on a global basis as a potentially revolutionary Hemp by-product. As things stand right now, millions of patients all over the world are fundamentally reliant on a wide variety of medicinal Hemp products, for the treatment of countless chronic conditions and diseases. In all such instances, FECO has the potential to represent an outstanding medical Hemp product.

From multiple sclerosis to PTSD to Parkinson’s disease to epilepsy, the capacity for medical Hemp to replace and even improve upon conventional drugs and treatments is proving quite extraordinary. The difference with FECO being that in many instances, the strength and purity of the oil means that the patient may require a dose no larger than a single grain of rice on a daily basis. In turn making FECO uniquely convenient to use, though this of course varies in accordance with the condition and the patient in question.

What makes FECO different from other extractions?

The separation between FECO another Hemp extractions centres on the mechanics of the extraction process. In most instances, CO2 and butane hash oil (BHO) extraction methods are used in the manufacturing process of the most common and widely available Hemp oils – a process which results in somewhat different final products. While the purest FECO is designed to be taken orally, alternative Hemp oils focus on consumption by way of inhalation.

What’s more, the curative potency of FECO tends to be significantly higher than that of conventional Hemp extracts. Most patients using FECO apply a small amount directly into the mouth with a pipette or oral syringe, or swallow capsules that contain a measured dose of the product.

Why is FECO an effective medicine?

One of the primary differences with FECO in terms of its effectiveness is the way in which it usually contains an elevated THC concentration. While it’s currently possible to purchase plenty of Hemp oils all over the world without a prescription, most have almost no THC in their makeup. They instead contain CBD as their primary medicinal compound – the non-psychoactive cannabinoid with an extraordinary array of medicinal properties.

Can FECO really cure cancer?

Of course, the million-dollar question remains that of whether it really could be possible for FECO to serve as an effective cure for cancer. And if not an outright cure, perhaps a viable treatment. As things stand today, comparatively few experts and medical authorities are willing to give their backing to FECO and medical Hemp in general as an effective cure or treatment for cancer.  But at the same time, both anecdotal and scientific evidence are growing that FECO could have uniquely impressive cancer-prevention properties.

In any case, it’s clear that FECO is becoming increasingly popular among cancer patients currently undergoing courses of chemotherapy. Just as specific strains of medical Hemp are able to effectively reduce the side effects associated with the treatment, so too can FECO. The difference being that FECO has the potential to offer a more convenient alternative, serving as an ideal option for those who would prefer not to smoke or inhale their medical Hemp.

As research into the benefits of medical Hemp intensifies, it goes without saying that FECO has a guaranteed important role in the future of the industry.  The global scientific community may not yet be willing to sign off on the unique benefits of FECO, but as far as advocates like Rick Simpson are concerned, it’s only a matter of time until it happens.

Hemp Oil Cartridges: Are they for me?

The Good Kind Of Oil

As Hemp consumption continues to enter mainstream society, personal vaporizers are becoming more popular by the day. Vaporization is, essentially, the point at which solids turn to gas. In the Hemp world this means heating a product, but not to the point at which it burns.

There are many different types of vaporizers that allow users to vape dry herb, hash or wax, and oil via a pre-filled cartridge. Today, we will be discussing the increasingly popular oil cartridges.

Oil cartridges are pre-filled, ready to use, and are made with just about any strain you could want. The cartridge is connected to a battery and voila, you’re ready to vape! You might be asking yourself, “how did a leafy green flower turn into this golden oil, and how did it get into this cartridge?”

How Does A Flower Become An Oil?

Other than strain, the main consideration when choosing an oil cartridge is the method of extraction. Currently, there are two widely used solvents for extraction: carbon dioxide and butane. Each of these steps could be expanded on for pages, but the basic process is as follows:

  1. Flower is loaded into an extraction chamber.
  2. The chosen solvent (CO2 or butane) is used to perform the initial extraction which produces a “crude” oil.
  3. That “crude” oil is refined multiple times to filter out any unwanted materials and extract THC.
  4. Cartridges are filled either by hand or by a machine.

Carbon dioxide and butane both have their advantages and disadvantages when it comes to creating oil cartridges. At this early stage in the oil cartridge industry, comparing the two is like comparing iOS to Android – both camps have strong feelings and good points to make, and both are great options.

Benefits of Hemp Oil Cartridges

Vaporizing Hemp via an oil cartridge has become a popular method of consumption for many users due to its ease of use, quick onset, discreteness, and medicinal benefits. Rather than fumbling with hash or wax and trying to reapply a dab of oil, a cartridge is always ready to go. Rather than eating an edible, which could take up to an hour to feel the effects, oil cartridges produce a vapor that is inhaled through your lungs and absorbed quickly for an onset time of less than 10 minutes. If being discrete is what you’re after, oil cartridges produce a light, nearly odorless vapor. Perhaps most importantly are the medicinal benefits for users who need to carefully control their dosages and cannot physically handle smoke or sugary edibles entering their bodies.

How To Use Hemp Oil Cartridges

To use an oil cartridge you need three things: a battery, a battery charger, and a cartridge. 510 thread batteries have become the most popular form of battery, but be sure to ask us about compatibility between a battery and cartridge. Once you’re home and ready to try out your new cartridge read the instructions on the battery. Battery functionality such as temperature control varies across brands, so be sure you’ve read the instructions and understand how to use your battery.

Contact us online to speak with our staff member about which cartridge is right for you!

Pro-tip: Don’t over do it. Short, repeated rips will offer better flavor, a reduced risk of burning the oil, and an overall better experience.

Happy Vaping!