What Is CBD?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and is one of the many compounds secreted by hemp (and cannabis) plants called a phytocannabinoid. The hemp plant reportedly has upwards of 80+cannabinoids.CBD is associated with medicinal and healing properties. CBD and other cannabinoids are being isolated, researched, and closely studied—and what we’re seeing so far is very exciting, hopeful, and incredibly fascinating, but we still have a lot to discover and learn. Anecdotal evidence suggests that CBD may help to reduce anxiety, stress, insomnia, pain, inflammation and support our endocannabinoid system.
The FDA has not approved use of CBD in food or permit medicinal claims. Please ask your doctor and conduct your own research to determine if CBD may benefit you.
Will CBD get me high?
CBD is not THC. CBD is known for being very subtle and non-intoxicating, although some people report a floaty or calm feeling from it. Some CBD users say it helps them feel more focused (and less anxious or scattered). A small percentage of people get activated by CBD, and can feel a little perky or alert. Everyone’s body (and endocannabinoid system) is different—some feel swift relief from CBD, while others feel nothing (it can take up to a month to start noticing benefits from daily CBD consumption, especially for pain relief). Dosage also matters: a small dose can have a different effect than a larger dose. It will take some experimentation and time to get a sense of how your body reacts and feels after consuming CBD. Do a deeper dive on CBD on Project CBD.
How much CBD should I take?
CBD is measured in milligrams. Any CBD product should list the potency per milligram, and superior products are lab-tested and show you the results for that batch. There isn’t a set dose or protocol, especially since everyone’s body (and response) is different, so plan on doing some experimentation. CBD products also have different levels of efficacy, based on whether they are full-spectrum or broad spectrum or isolate. (All Pot d’Huile products use full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD, which contains the most compounds from the plant and therefore has the most benefits, even at a low dose.)
The way you consume CBD will affect its bioavailability (efficacy/absorption into your bloodstream): some people use tinctures sublingually (under their tongue) for faster onset and greater bioavailability, while others consume CBD orally with food (or in a drink), which will ultimately have less bioavailability and a longer onset time due to the digestive process. Some studies have shown only 6–20 percent of CBD is absorbed after digestion.
Since Pot d’Huile products are consumed with food, you can do more CBD than you normally would. For example, each milliliter of Pot d’Huile 1:1 has 1mg of hemp CBD per 1ml, while the 4:1 has 4mg of CBD per 1ml. Since we’re in America and not metric, let’s clarify that a teaspoon is just shy of 5ml, so one teaspoon of the 1:1 will have 5mg of CBD, while the 4:1 will have 20mg of CBD. By the time you finish digesting that scoop of ice cream with a teaspoon of our olive oil on top, your body may only absorb a max of 20 percent, so 1mg or 4mg of CBD.
Since our CBD is full-spectrum, aiming for 5mg–10mg (after digestion) is a great place to start. Try a teaspoon (5ml)! Don’t be afraid of doing more, it won’t hurt you or get you high, but you may feel sleepy at a higher dose (10mg and up). The ultimate goal is to find your MED: minimum effective dose. It’s why our olive oil is particularly great to experiment with: you can see how you feel at different dosage levels.
As for Hot Sloth, it has 300mg CBD per 125ml bottle, so 1ml equals approximately 2.4mg of CBD, and one teaspoon (5ml) has around 12mg of CBD. You may not need that much hot sauce, and by the time you digest it, you’re looking at an absorption of 2.4mg of CBD or so.
Loud Grandma has 120mg CBD per 2 oz. jar (which is just shy of 60ml), so 1ml equals approximately 2mg of CBD, and one teaspoon (5ml) has around 10mg of CBD. Again, you may not use that much hot sauce, and by the time you digest it, you’re looking at a absorption of 2mg of CBD or so.
Why should I care about full-spectrum CBD?
Temperature guidance—avoid burning off CBD
Contrary to popular belief, olive oil is ideal for all types of cooking. Keep in mind that CBD breaks down at 314°F, so frying is out (just use it as a finishing oil when frying). We recommend using our olive oil at temps that are 300°F and below.You can bake at temperatures above 300°F, since the internal temperature of the baked good is what’s important—most baked goods don’t reach an internal temperature of 300°F.
If you’re worried about cooking off the CBD, just use it as a finishing oil instead (you will also enjoy the most flavor of the olive oil that way).
How do I measure the right dose per dish?
Before you start cooking, you need to decide how much CBD you want to consume. The easiest way is to just use our olive oil as a finishing oil and measure it out with a calibrated measuring spoon or cup.To incorporate into a recipe:
- determine the dosage for the recipe
- dosage per serving x servings per recipe
- add the dosage for the recipe using our infused oil into a measuring cup
- supplement any additional olive oil needed for your recipe with un-infused olive oil
- mix the oils well together
* The amount of our oil that you use depends on which concentration you’re using.
Olive oil as an alternative to butter
Olive oil is a healthy substitute for butter. Here is a helpful conversion chart.
|Butter or margarine||Olive oil|
|one teaspoon||3/4 teaspoon|
|one tablespoon||two and 1/4 teaspoons|
|two tablespoons||one and 1/2 tablespoons|
|1/4 cup||three tablespoons|
|1/3 cup||1/4 cup|
|1/2 cup||1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons|
|2/3 cup||1/2 cup|
|3/4 cup||1/2 cup and 2 tablespoons|
|1 cup||3/4 cup|
Do I need to know how to cook to use Pot d’Huile products?
Don’t worry—whether you’re a takeout boss or an accomplished home cook or professional chef, you’ll find ways to easily integrate Pot d’Huile products into your meals. Many people use our products as finishing oils and condiments, so if you can drizzle olive oil over burrata, spoon chili oil over your fried rice, or shake hot sauce onto some fried chicken, you’ll be a pro as soon as you open the bottle.But if you know your way around the kitchen, our olive oil definitely offers many potential uses and applications, whether you want to integrate it into a vinaigrette or bake an olive oil cake.
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To where do we ship in the U.S.? What about Alaska and Hawaii?
Do we ship internationally?
Upon special request by email, we ship internationally, but we will not issue a refund if the shipment is lost, or held by customs. The burden is on international consumers to research the legality of hemp derived full-spectrum CBD in the destination country. Deliveries will be held at customs and not delivered if full-spectrum CBD is not lawful in the destination country.
Can I fly with your products?
All our hemp-derived CBD products are within the U.S. federal allowable amount of THC (with less than 0.3% THC), so you can take them across most state lines—but there are still some states where hemp-derived CBD is illegal, like Idaho, Nebraska and South Dakota.We encourage you to check with the laws of your destination if flying outside the U.S., and click here for more information for each U.S. state.
Keep in mind the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) will only allow a maximum size of 3.4oz, so full bottles will not be permitted as a carry-on, and should be in your checked luggage.