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FAQs: We want to provide you with CBD Information!

Below is a list of helpful FAQs regarding CBD. We hope this helps educate you with the latest CBD information so you’re able to find the best CBD product for you!

Do you have an FDA disclosure?

FDA Disclosure: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new dietary supplement program. Consult a physician before using cannabidiol (CBD) in any form during pregnancy or while breastfeeding. *Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural constituent of hemp oil.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of 113 known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. CBD has many beneficial properties, though it is not FDA-approved, so we can not make any health claims.

Why do people use CBD?

CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a natural compound derived from the cannabis plant. It has gained attention for its potential therapeutic properties and is commonly used in various products, including oils, creams, and supplements. Many studies have revealed its benefits, but since it is not yet FDA-approved, we are severely limited in the “health claims” that we can make on our website. For more information, call us at 715-672-8760. You can also find information online about the benefits of taking CBD.

What are cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. The human body (and the bodies of all vertebrates) produce endocannabinoids, while cannabinoids found in plants are called phytocannabinoids. Cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to promote homeostasis.

How does CBD work?

The human body has two receptors for cannabinoids the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Although both are found all over the body, CB1 receptors are present in the brain and deal with pain, movement, cognitive function, and mood. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system and affect pain and inflammation, among other things. THC attaches to the CB1 receptors, whereas CBD interacts with the CB2 receptors. Unlike THC which attaches to receptors, CBD does not attach to the CB2 receptor. Rather, researchers believe that CBD influences the body’s use of endocannabinoids (promoting homeostasis).

What is the endocannabinoid system?

The human endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a system of neurotransmitters and cell membrane receptors. Neurotransmitters such as endocannabinoids are produced by the central nervous system and interact with cannabinoid receptors on cell membranes to adjust physiological processes at a cellular level.

What is a tincture?

Commonly referred to as “CBD Oil”, a CBD tincture is CBD in liquid form. CBD extracts (isolate or distillate) are infused into medium-chain triglycerides (MCT oil) from coconuts, which serves as a carrier oil. Tinctures are ingested orally. Fill the syringe on your dropper to 1ml and squirt under your tongue. Hold under your tongue for 60-90 seconds before swallowing.

How many milligrams of CBD should I take per serving?

Your effective dose will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your condition, the delivery/consumption method, and the size of the person. Suggested dosing ranges from 5mg to 50mg per serving.

Our tinctures come in 750mg (25mg/serving), 1500mg (50mg/serving), 3000mg (100mg/serving), and in some cases, 6,000mg (100mg/serving in a 2 oz. tincture vs. a 1 oz. tincture for the 750, 1500mg, and 3000mg options).

You can find our tincture dosing video here explaining, in detail, the various dosing options. You can also read our tincture dosing blog article here.

Do your products contain THC?

Our Full-Spectrum CBD products contain <0.3% THC, the Federally legal limit. Our Broad-Spectrum and CBD Isolate products are 0.00% THC, which you can see for yourself on our Lab Results page.

What does full-spectrum mean?

Full-spectrum products are formulated with a CBD extract that has the same cannabinoid profile as the hemp biomass from which it came. Sunny Skies CBD uses only hemp biomass that is high in CBD, rich in minor cannabinoids, and below the legal threshold of 0.3% THC. Sunny Skies CBD’s Full-Spectrum Tinctures are under 0.3% THC and legal in all 50 states.

What are minor cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are compounds that act on the body’s endocannabinoid system that alter neurotransmitter release in the brain. Each cannabinoid interacts with the endocannabinoid differently and has different benefits. The most notable cannabinoids are CBD and THC, but there are at least 113 known cannabinoids. The other 111+ cannabinoids are commonly referred to as “minor cannabinoids”.

What are the most common minor cannabinoids?

Minor cannabinoids are another type of cannabinoid found in hemp and cannabis plants. These cannabinoids are “minor” because of their lower plant material concentrations, but their effects certainly aren’t minor. Currently, the most common minor cannabinoids are CBG, CBC, THCV, and CBN.

What is the entourage effect?

The presence of other cannabinoids and terpenes affect the way your body responds to cannabinoids in a synergistic manner in which the combined effect of CBD and other cannabinoids and/or terpenes is greater than the sum of its parts.

How much CBD is in your products?

Sunny Skies CBD believes in providing potent CBD products. However, the amount of CBD varies from product to product. Please refer to the front of each product’s label, where the amount of CBD is prominently displayed. To view product labels, visit our Online Store.

Are your products indica or sativa?

We grow one strain of CBD and use that hemp to make the extracts that we use to make our gummies and other products. We grow Hawaiian Haze for CBD, which is a sativa-dominant hybrid. However, there is no difference between gummies made from CBD derived from indica strains compared to those made from CBD derived from sativa strains. The concept of indica and sativa strains being indicative of specific effects is associated with THC-rich cannabis strains, which produce psychoactive effects. Indica and sativa are terms that have traditionally been used to classify different types of cannabis plants based on their physical characteristics and growth patterns. Indica strains are often associated with relaxing and sedating effects, while sativa strains are thought to be more energizing and uplifting. However, these effects are primarily attributed to the levels of THC and other cannabinoids in the plant, rather than specifically to CBD. CBD is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants.

Can I see your lab reports?

Yes, we publish them on our Lab Results page. You can also view the lab results by scanning the QR code on all Sunny Skies CBD products, or by scrolling through the product images on the Online Store.

You can also view our video on how to interpret each Certificate of Analysis (CoAs) here.

What are those QR code stickers on your labels?

Every product is labeled with a Batch ID/QR code sticker which identifies the product type, potency, and expiration date. Learn more about our Batch ID/QR code labeling system here!

Are these products safe?

All Sunny Skies CBD products undergo rigorous testing to guarantee that they are free from contaminants. You can see all our Lab Results here.

Is CBD oil bad for your liver?

No. Only one, highly scrutinized, study has made that claim. A study conducted on mice, published in the journal “Molecules” in 2019, demonstrated that the liver toxicity observed was the result of very high doses of CBD—doses much higher than those commonly consumed in CBD tinctures. This context is crucial as it highlights that the adverse effects were linked to doses significantly exceeding typical daily consumption levels.

Are there any side effects?

Because we can not make any health claims, we recommend consulting your physician before starting a CBD regimen.

CBD is fat soluble. What does that mean?

When a compound is described as “fat-soluble,” it means that it dissolves in fats rather than water. In the context of Cannabidiol (CBD), being fat-soluble implies that it can be more readily absorbed and stored in the body’s fat tissues than if it were water-soluble. This characteristic influences how CBD is metabolized and how it enters cells within the body. For fat-soluble substances like CBD to be effectively absorbed by the body, they must go through a specific process:
 1. Digestion and Emulsification: When you ingest CBD orally, it enters your digestive system where it encounters bile and lipase, enzymes that help emulsify and break down fats, making them easier to absorb.
 2. Absorption: Once emulsified, the tiny droplets of fat-soluble compounds, including CBD, can pass through the intestinal lining. Since they are fat-soluble, they are incorporated into micelles (tiny particles made from bile salts) that facilitate their movement through the water-based environment of your intestines.
 3. Transportation: After absorption, these compounds enter the lymphatic system before making their way into the bloodstream. Unlike water-soluble compounds that can be directly transported in the blood, fat-soluble compounds require this lymphatic transport to bypass the immediate liver metabolism, allowing them to reach more areas of the body before being metabolized.
 4. Cellular Uptake: Cells in the body are surrounded by a lipid bilayer (a layer made of fats), which is more permeable to fat-soluble substances. CBD can easily integrate into this lipid environment, allowing it to enter cells more efficiently. Inside the cells, CBD can interact with various receptors and proteins, influencing a wide range of physiological processes.
 5. Storage: Fat-soluble compounds can be stored in the body’s fat tissues for extended periods. This means that CBD can accumulate in the body and potentially have a longer-lasting effect compared to water-soluble substances.
 6. Metabolism and Excretion: Eventually, CBD is metabolized by the liver. The metabolites (breakdown products) can then be excreted through urine or feces. However, because CBD is fat-soluble, this process is slower, contributing to its longer duration in the body.
 The fat solubility of CBD is a key factor in its bioavailability (the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream), its distribution within the body, and its overall effectiveness in interacting with the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in regulating various bodily functions.

Does CBD interact with other medications?

More research needs to be done. If you are taking prescription medications, speak to a qualified health professional.

Which product is right for me?

The ideal method for taking CBD depends on the reason it is being used. For most conditions, we recommend a tincture due to its high bioavailability, precise dosing, and convenience. Many users also prefer topicals for certain conditions. Making recommendations for specific conditions can be considered a “health claim”, and since CBD is not yet FDA-approved, we are not allowed to make what are considered “medical recommendations” on our website. For more information, feel free to give us a call at 715-672-8760.

How long will it take to notice the benefits?

It depends on the method and dose. For products with high bioavailability like tinctures, users often report immediate results. However, most of the effects of CBD are subtle and take up to a half hour or more to be detectable. Individual results may vary.

How often can I take CBD?

It depends on the reason CBD is used, so you may want to consult your physician for frequency of use.

What kind of testing is performed on your product?

We send samples to a third-party lab for all hemp used in processing, all extracts we produce, and each batch of CBD products we formulate to ensure purity, accurate cannabinoid concentrations, and consistency. Click here to view the Lab Results page. You can also scan the QR on the label to view lab results.

Do you test for potency, pesticide, heavy metals, and yeast/mold/microbial contamination?

Yes, we send samples to a third-party lab for all hemp used in processing, all extracts we produce, and each batch of CBD products we formulate to ensure purity, accurate cannabinoid concentrations, and consistency. This includes testing for THC levels and potential contaminants.

Will CBD get me high?

Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychotropic.

Can your products cure/treat my condition?

CBD has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of any condition aside from particular seizure disorders. Consult a physician to determine if you could benefit from using CBD.

Are hemp and marijuana the same thing?

Hemp is legally defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% of the cannabinoid THC. THC causes a high and is illegal federally. Hemp contains trace amounts of THC, is unlikely to cause a high, and is legal to possess in all 50 US states. All Sunny Skies CBD products except for the Full-Spectrum CBD Tinctures are 0.00% THC due to a process that removes THC from the extract used to infuse its products with CBD.

What extraction method do you use?

Like most CBD processors, we use ethanol as our solvent of choice. Although it is possible to use CO2 as a solvent to produce the highest purity extracts, ethanol has emerged as a more energy-efficient and scalable alternative. It is important to note that all ethanol is removed from the extracts through a process of evaporation and distillation.

Are your tinctures nanoemulsified?

No.  While our CBD oil is not nano-crafted, we utilize organic MCT oil as a carrier to naturally enhance the bioavailability of CBD. This decision is rooted in the understanding that CBD is inherently fat-soluble, meaning it dissolves better in fats or oils than in water. This property makes fat-soluble tinctures, like ours, more effective for delivering CBD into the body. When CBD is consumed in a fat-soluble form, it’s more efficiently absorbed through the intestines and into the bloodstream, leading to better efficacy of the product.

On the other hand, water-soluble CBD extracts, often marketed for their supposed superior absorption, may not offer the benefits they claim. The process of making CBD water-soluble often involves breaking down the natural CBD molecules into smaller particles, a process known as nanoemulsion. While this can indeed increase the surface area of CBD, allowing for potentially faster absorption rates, it doesn’t necessarily translate to better overall efficacy. The body’s endocannabinoid system interacts with CBD most effectively when it’s in its natural, fat-soluble state. Moreover, the production of water-soluble CBD can introduce additional processing steps and additives, potentially diluting the natural effectiveness of the CBD.

Therefore, by choosing to use MCT oil—a saturated fat—as a carrier for our CBD, we’re leveraging the natural fat solubility of CBD to ensure maximum absorption and effectiveness. This method preserves the integrity of the CBD and aligns with our commitment to providing a pure, potent product. Our approach ensures that you’re getting a product that is not only safe but also optimized for the best possible therapeutic outcomes, without the unnecessary costs and potential downsides associated with water-soluble CBD products.

Are you certified organic?

We use organic growing methods, organic MCT oil in our tinctures, and as many organic ingredients as possible. However, we have decided against applying to be organic certified. We have been eligible to apply since we completed our fourth growing season in November 2022 (which was our third year growing on the same plot of land), but we don’t like that the USDA takes a percent of every sale. Growing hemp using organic methods is very easy – most growers use organic methods. But we don’t think it is worthwhile.

Are you a licensed USDA Hemp Producer?

Yes! Additionally, we are a licensed Hemp Processor in Wisconsin, and our lab is an FDA-licensed Food Processing Plant. You can see all our licenses here.

Where do you get your hemp?

We are a USDA-licensed hemp grower in the state of Wisconsin. We grew our 2019 crop on two fields: one in Arkansaw in Pepin County, Wisconsin, and one in Somerset, Wisconsin. We outgrew those two plots, however, and are growing on a 17-acre plot in Durand since 2020. For more info about our growing methods, check out Our Farm page.

Are your products Kosher?

All of our products are kosher except for our gummies, which are made with gelatin, and our CBD Pet Tincture, which contains Bone Broth Collagen.

What else can hemp be used for?

Hemp has a variety of uses. According to a 2018 report by Congressional Research Services, there are an estimated 25,000 products derived from hemp in the following categories: agriculture, textiles, recycling, automotive, furniture, food and beverages, paper, construction materials, and personal care. Learn more about industrial hemp here.

Can I give my pet CBD?

We recommend that you consult with a veterinarian professional before starting a CBD regimen for your pets.

How is your product different from others?

We offer superior quality control by growing our own hemp and doing our own processing in our state-of-the-art facilities.

Do your products contain gluten?

No.

Does CBD have a shelf life?

CBD does not have an expiration date, however, some Sunny Skies CBD products have ingredients that do. Please refer to the expiration date on the packaging. Additionally, CBD can degrade with exposure to direct sunlight, air, and heat. Products should be stored in airtight containers in a cool, dark place.

Do I need to keep my CBD products refrigerated?

Sunny Skies CBD products do not need to be refrigerated, but a refrigerator is not a bad place to keep your store your product so long as it is out of the reach of children. CBD products should be stored in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. Exposure to air, direct sunlight, and heat can degrade CBD.

What is the difference between CBD and hemp?

Hemp is a variety of cannabis that is under 0.3% THC. It is grown for food, fiber, or CBD extracted from its flowers. In other words, CBD is a derivative of the hemp plant.

What’s the difference between CBDa and CBD, and between CBG and CBGa?

CBDa (Cannabidiolic Acid) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are related but distinct compounds found in the cannabis plant. Similarly, CBGa (Cannabigerolic Acid) and CBG (Cannabigerol) are related compounds within the same plant. The primary difference between these acidic forms and their non-acidic counterparts is a process called decarboxylation, which involves the removal of a carboxyl group from the molecule. Here’s a breakdown of the differences:

CBDa vs. CBD:

CBDa is the acidic precursor to CBD. It is found in the raw cannabis plant and is converted to CBD through decarboxylation, which can occur through exposure to heat or prolonged storage.
CBD is the decarboxylated form of CBDa. It is non-psychoactive and has been researched for its potential therapeutic effects, which may include reducing anxiety, relieving pain, and mitigating seizures among other benefits.

CBGa vs. CBG:

CBGa is often referred to as the “mother of all cannabinoids” because it is the precursor to the three main cannabinoid lines, including THCa (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid), CBDa, and CBCa (Cannabichromenic Acid). It is converted to these other cannabinoids through various enzymes within the cannabis plant.
CBG is the decarboxylated form of CBGa and is present in lower concentrations in most cannabis strains. CBG has garnered interest for its potential to treat various medical conditions without psychoactive effects, including inflammation, pain, and nausea. Both sets of compounds, in their acidic and neutral forms, are subjects of ongoing research to better understand their effects on the human body and their potential therapeutic applications. The process of decarboxylation, which converts these acidic forms into their more commonly known counterparts, is crucial for activating many of the cannabinoids’ effects.

Will CBD show up on a drug test?

If you are using a Sunny Skies CBD Full-Spectrum Tincture, there is a greater than zero chance that the trace and legal amount of THC in the product could cause you to test positive for THC. All other Sunny Skies CBD products are 0.00% THC. These products are not expected to cause a positive result for THC. However, Sunny Skies CBD cannot and does not represent or warrant the results that any individual may experience and advises customers to consider the risks of incorrect detection prior to use of this product. If you would like to see our third-party lab results, visit our Lab Results. You can also scan the QR on the label to view lab results and CBD information.

What makes your products better?

We provide consistent, high-quality products by:

  1. Growing our own hemp and processing our own extracts
  2. Using organic growing methods
  3. Paying for third-party lab tests for all hemp used in processing, all extracts processed, and every batch of CBD products we formulate.
  4. Doing all of our processing and manufacturing in our state of the art, cGMP compliant, food-grade lab in Durand, Wisconsin,
  5. Creating and following cGMP-compliant standard operating procedures for all processes, including processing, manufacturing, sanitation, maintenance, storage, etc.
  6. Formulating high strength (high milligram content) products.

I like your products. How can I become a wholesaler? White Label partner?

We would love to work with you! Please visit our Wholesale Page for more CBD information!

What is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD or other cannabinoids. While CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers, hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant’s seeds. Look for Cannabidiol (CBD) on the Supplement Facts of the label to determine whether or not the product contains CBD.

I see you offer Edibles. Do you need a food license?

Yes! We have our food processing license, which you can view here.

Where are your products available for purchase?

Sunny Skies CBD products are available on our Online Store, at our retail store in Durand, and at various retailers across the country, which are listed here. The address for the retail store is 100 W Main St, Durand, WI 54736.

What is your return policy?

Sunny Skies CBD offers a 30-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, let us know by emailing us at support@sunnyskiescbd.com or through our Contact Us page and we will give you a full refund. If you are not achieving the desired results, feel free to use the entirety of the product before asking for a return.

Should I look for CBD on Amazon?

Purchasing CBD products on Amazon is a precarious undertaking because Amazon doesn’t allow the sale of CBD products, which creates a murky group of sellers that are having to constantly re-upload their products after Amazon pulls them down. There are ways to stay under the radar longer by advertising products as “hemp extracts” instead of specifying the specific CBD extract used in product formulation. This lack is transparency leads to many products that do not even contain CBD, or have far lower than reported milligram content. Some companies even sell hemp seed oil and market it in a way that leads customers to believe it is CBD. Most of it comes from overseas, and you find very few national US brands on Amazon.

More questions?

Sunny Skies wants to make sure all our customers are properly educated. Of course, you’re always welcome to contact us with questions. We’re happy to provide CBD information!

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