CBD Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the dozens of “cannabinoids” found in the cannabis plant – molecular compounds that interact with your brain receptors, creating a psychological or neurological response. CBD is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid associated with health and wellness benefits such as decreased anxiety, a restful night’s sleep, reduced inflammation and more.

Snowden Botancial products contain CO2 extracted CBD derived from hemp cultivated in the USA and are also manufactured, processed and shipped from the USA. We use no harmful chemicals in our products. Our vapes DO NOT contain Vitamin E, PG, PEG, or VG.

How does CBD work?

When applied topically, CBD can interact with the cannabinoid receptors in your skin for relief from short-term setbacks like strains, cramps and bruises, in addition to longer-term pain from arthritis or carpal tunnel.

When ingested or vaped (aspirated), CBD can bind to certain receptors to trigger a neural connection through the brain’s synapses. Some of these effects are believed to bring about therapeutic sensations for those suffering from stress and anxiety.

How much CBD should I take?

It’s important to know that everyone metabolizes CBD differently. If you have never used a CBD tincture or know you are sensitive to it, you may want to start with as low as 5MG initially.

If you are consuming in response to a condition such as inflammation, pain or anxiety, one may find it more effective to take up to 50mg in a dose. We recommend you consult with a doctor before using to treat any serious illnesses or conditions.

What is the difference in isolate CBD oil and full spectrum CBD oil?

Full spectrum or whole plant extract contains oil with most of the plant’s original compounds including the other cannabinoids, terpenes and plant waxes to create a full spectrum, whole plant formula.

Researchers theorize that when all of the phytocannabinoids and terpenes are combined the therapeutic result is greater than any single compound used alone, commonly known as the “Entourage Effect.”

Will the CBD in Snowden Botanicals products show up in a drug test?

Drug tests vary as to what compounds are being analyzed, so we are unable to make any claims or guarantees regarding use of our products and drug tests.

As of Jan 2020, Snowden Botanicals CBD products contain zero THC or less than 0.3% THC (less than 35 nanograms per milliliter thus compliant with NFL, NBA, NHL, NCAA and other sporting authorities and commissions).

Are there side effects from taking CBD oil?

Though it’s often well-tolerated, CBD may cause side effects, such as dry mouth, diarrhea, reduced appetite, drowsiness and fatigue.

Is Snowden Botanicals made with additives or animal derivatives products?

Snowden Botanicals CBD products are formulated without:

Formaldehyde
Parabens
Phthalates
Synthetic Dyes
Sulfates
Propylene Glycol
Mineral Oil
Animal-Derived Ingredients
Alcohol

Are Snowden Botanicals CBD products vegan?

Yes, 100%

Are Snowden Botanicals CBD products gluten free?

Yes, 100%

Are Snowden Botanicals CBD products organic?

Our hemp is non-GMO and our ingredients are 100% organic. We are currently in the process of getting our Organic Certifications.

Is CBD legal?

The 2018 Farm Bill allows for hemp cultivation, cross- state transportation, sale and possession.

All hemp-derived products must be below 0.3% THC to be legally sold. Snowden Botanical products are produced and distributed in a manner consistent with the state and federal law.

Herb Frequently Asked Questions

What allergens are your products free of?

Snowden Botanical herb products do not contain gluten, dairy, meat, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, yeast or eggs.

Are any of your products vegan or vegetarian?

All of Snowden Botanical herbs products are vegan.

What is Snowden Botanical policy on GMOs?

Snowden Botanical is committed to using and supporting only non-GMO materials.

Snowden Botanical does not purchase GMO herbs and/or ingredients. We do a purchasing review to ensure we eliminate the possibility of hidden GMOs making their way into our products. We will always do everything possible to ensure that our products are non-GMO.

What is a yoni steam?

Also known as vaginal steaming or v-steaming, yoni steaming is a holistic health practice in which a woman allows the warmth of herbal steam to gently permeate her vagina. Yoni steaming is a powerful ancient remedy that has been used for centuries by women worldwide. This gentle treatment provides effective support for the female reproductive system, and invites reconnection with the powerful, creative energy of a woman’s center.

Source: Brashear, MA 2014

Who should be yoni steaming?

Yoni steaming is a wonderful opportunity to reconnect with your body and reignite your vibrance. We encourage most women to try a yoni steam (aka. vaginal steam)! You are likely to see great benefit to this ancient remedy if you suffer from irregular or painful periods, infertility, uterine fibroids, perennial tears, bladder and yeast infections, vaginal or ovarian cysts, hemorrhoids or scarring from C-sections, hysterectomies and laparoscopies. Yoni steaming is also recommended even if you are not experiencing any of the above, as it is a great way to soothe and pamper yourself, and is known to relieve anxiety in women.

Source: Brashear, MA 2014

Who should NOT be yoni steaming?

First and most importantly, women who are pregnant, or think there is any possibility that they might be, should NOT do any type of yoni steam. Doing so may endanger the pregnancy, as many of the herbs used can alter hormone levels and can cause contractions of the uterus. For the same reason, it is also not recommended for women who have an Intrauterine Device (IUD). Women who have any type of internal infection (cervical, uterine or ovarian inflammation), or a fever, are encouraged not to steam until the symptoms have passed. Women also should not steam while menstruating or when open sores or blisters are present.

Source: Brashear, MA 2014

How often should I yoni steam?

As part of an overall self-care regime, we recommend that women steam two to three times per month, always during weeks in which you are not menstruating. Women who suffer from pain, bloating or exhaustion during menstruation should steam two to three times within the week before menstruation. Women who are experiencing fertility challenges should steam once per week, and maybe twice during pre-ovulation, to make sure that the tissue is moist and that the cervical fluids are clear and copious. They should expect to steam for three months before seeing results. For the postpartum, a yoni steam may be done three times per week for four weeks to facilitate healing and toning of the uterus and vagina (please be sure there are no open wounds and that you are no longer bleeding). Women who are experiencing or who have passed menopause should steam at least three times per year for maintenance, but may steam more often if it feels right. If your challenges are chronic, you may want to steam up to three times per week to ensure the greatest results.

Source: Brashear, MA 2014

Why isn't it recommended that women with an Intrauterine Device (IUD) do a yoni steam?

It is not recommended for women with any kind of IUD to steam because the medicinal properties of the herbs are intended to cause the uterus to contract and shed its lining. When an IUD is present, the risk is that this could cause the uterine tissue to shed or contract in such a way that it could dislodge, shift or expel the IUD. With that said, some women with IUDs have tried the Vibrant Souls Devi Steam and have reported great results, including reduced cramps during menstruation. However, Vibrant Souls does not advocate for steaming with an IUD, and doing so is at your own risk. You may want to talk to your local women’s health care provider for his or her thoughts on this.

Source: Brashear, MA 2014

Why should a yoni steam not be done during menstruation?

During menstruation, the uterus is in its natural process of shedding and releasing. Because this is already an intense, downward moving energy, the added stimulation of a yoni steam may cause heavy bleeding and excess material to flow out. For this reason, it is best to yoni steam on the weeks in which the uterus is in its more restful state.

Source: Brashear, MA 2014

Why should a yoni steam not be done during pregnancy?

Yoni steams encourage the uterine lining to shed any excess build up each month. This is important to note because, in the case of pregnancy, the uterine lining is built up in order to create a nourishing haven for a fertilized egg and growing fetus. Therefore, anything that causes the uterus to contract and cleanse itself, such as a yoni steam, should be avoided so that the lining stays intact.

Source: Brashear, MA 2014