Full Spectrum CBD and “The Entourage Effect”

Questions: Does your CBD oil contain THC?  Will using your CBD oil cause a positive drug test?

Answers: Yes and possibly.

Let us explain:

In addition to the major cannabinoids (THC and CBD), full-spectrum (whole plant) CBD oil contains over 400 active compounds in trace levels or higher.  Kentucky Hemp Works’ plants have been tested and contain well below the 0.3% THC limit.

In the past, cannabis research had been focused primarily on THC.  However, it has become clear that the compounds in cannabis are most effective when used together.  More recent research has focused on how the full spectrum of cannabinoids work better together than when isolated from one another.  This is known as “The Entourage Effect”. 

Below is a chart that we have found very helpful in understanding the various cannabinoids, their effect on our bodies and how they work together (credit: Leafly). 

We also receive many inquiries about the taste of our CBD oil or whether we make artificially-flavored CBD oil.  We choose to use a complete full spectrum recipe by using hemp seed oil as a carrier instead of cheap carrier oils.  Hemp seed oil is packed with Omega acids and all the essential fatty acids that we need for good brain and cardio health.  Why pay for extras and fillers?  We fill our bottles to the brim with nothing but the good stuff! 

Kentucky Hemp Works’ CBD oil is a full-spectrum CBD oil.  Therefore, it does contain trace amounts (.3% or lower) of THC.  To date, we have not received any reports of our CBD oil causing a positive (or false positive) THC drug test; however, studies have shown that it is possible.  We suggest that you either discuss your CBD use with your doctor, employer or anyone else that you must submit to a drug test or discontinue use at least two weeks in advance of testing. 




** The content in this post is not intended to be medical advice or a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or medical provider before beginning use of any nutritional supplement, including CBD oil**


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Where do our hemp plants go to become CBD?

Geographically, Louisville.  More specifically, Commonwealth Extracts. 

In the video below, John Taylor of Commonwealth Extracts talks about how they came to be one of the leading CBD extraction facilities in Kentucky.  John uses carbon dioxide, as well as short path distillation to bring you "top shelf" extracts in our CBD drops.  Commonwealth Extracts has been a valued partner over the last three years, as our hemp has powered their growth and their state of the art facility has powered ours.  




Hemp Oil 101

When we started to plan our goals for 2018, one topic that we kept coming back to was education.  Rather, knowledge sharing.  Sharing what we know about hemp with you.  Answering your questions.  Being a resource as you navigate the often confusing arena of hemp as a source of nutrition.

Click here to watch our Hemp Oil 101 video, Katie shows us the two crops that are grown for our products and discusses the difference between CBD oil and hemp seed oil.

Still have questions?  We need to hear from you!  We are planning a live Q&A with Kentucky Hemp Works Founder (and hemp pioneer), Katie Moyer.  Comment on our Facebook page with your burning questions. 

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It's Harvest Time Again!

It's that time of year again!  Farmers all over the country are harvesting their year's work, bringing their crops in and preparing them to be used by every one of us! Here a Kentucky Hemp Works it's no different.  Our farmers are harvesting tobacco, corn, soybeans, canola, and of course, hemp!  

We had a chance to talk with Kendal, a lifelong farmer and resident of Christian County, who is one of Kentucky's leading producers of hemp.  He's also the man behind all of our products, since his hemp crops are the source for each and every product we make.