Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT CBD

  • Is CBD okay to take with prescription or over-the-counter medications?
  • Are CBD products safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women?
  • How are hemp and marijuana different?
  • What’s the difference between THC and CBD?
  • What’s the difference between CBD isolate and CBD oil?
  • Will I get high from using CBD?
  • Can I get hooked on hemp CBD products?
Is CBD okay to take with prescription or over-the-counter medications?

CBD rich products can alter the metabolism of certain drugs so we recommend you check with your healthcare provider before using this product if you are taking medications.

Are CBD products safe for pregnant and/or breastfeeding women?

Consult with your doctor before using this product if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.

How are hemp and marijuana different?

Hemp and marijuana are both varieties of the same plant, Cannabis sativa. Though both plants look the same, their chemical composition is quite different. The chemical difference has to do with the presence or absence of certain enzymes. Both marijuana and hemp contain a chemical substance called cannabigerol (CBGA), which is concentrated mostly in the flower buds of the plant. Marijuana contains an enzyme that converts CBGA into THC; hemp contains a different enzyme that converts CBGA into CBD (cannabidiol).

Whereas marijuana contains both THC and CBD, hemp, as found in this product, contains almost exclusively CBD — THC occurs only in very trace amounts. Only cannabis with less than 0.3% THC can be legally classified as hemp.

What’s the difference between THC and CBD?

Both THC (in marijuana) and CBD (in hemp) belong to a class of plant chemical compounds called cannabinoids that bind to receptors in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system modulates endorphins (chemicals that modulate the pain response), the balance of neurotransmitters in the brain, immune system functions, emotional centers, and metabolism.

THC binds to endocannabinoid receptors very tightly, causing an exaggerated or euphoric response — in other words, you get high. In the process, it also suppresses endocannabinoid receptors and levels of natural endocannabinoids in the body.

CBD, on the other hand, weakly binds to endocannabinoid receptors in the brain and body, gently stimulating and blocking them at the same time. This has positive results without an exaggerated euphoric response, so you don’t get high or intoxicated in any way. In addition, regular use of CBD seems to increase endocannabinoid receptors and natural endocannabinoids.

What’s the difference between CBD isolate and CBD oil?

A lot. CBD isolate (which is CBD alone) acts very differently in the body than a full spectrum of hemp chemical components, as found in this product. Here are some quick definitions:

  • CBD isolate is purified cannabidiol (CBD) without any other chemical components of hemp. Usually purity is a good thing, but in this case, purified CBD is missing all of the other beneficial compounds the hemp plant has to offer.
  • Full-spectrum CBD oil contains cannabidiol, plus the full spectrum of other components of the whole plant, including trace amounts of THC (at less than 0.3%), other cannabinoids, and terpenoids.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD oil is full-spectrum CBD with the THC removed. It’s not as effective as full-spectrum CBD oil with trace THC.

The cannabis plant naturally generates a spectrum of beneficial chemical compounds, including cannabinoids and terpenes. These other chemicals are like a supporting cast — they enhance the properties of CBD, and provide other properties such as antioxidant support that are not as pronounced with CBD isolate.

Will I get high from using CBD?

No. Even in high doses, CBD oil will not cause euphoria or impair coordination, balance, or motor functions. Psychoactive effects start at 3-5% THC; CBD products contain less than 0.3% THC. Use of CBD oil is associated with improved sense of well-being, but not an exaggerated feeling of well-being. Use of CBD oil has never been associated with hallucinations or abnormal mental activity.

Can I get hooked on hemp CBD products?

Scientific studies suggest that the potential of becoming habituated to hemp CBD products is extremely low. You can develop tolerance to it, however. The longer you take it continually, the higher the serving you will need to get the same effect.

Prolonged use of CBD at high servings has not shown potential for abuse of CBD. In fact, a clinical study published in 2018 found that recreational polydrug users did not show abuse potential with use of CBD. Long-term studies have not evaluated potential changes in hormonal balance or long-term adverse changes in liver function, though prolonged use of CBD can affect the metabolism of certain drugs.


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  • What is your return policy?
  • How do I know Vital Plan Select products are safe?
  • Why aren’t these CBD products sold on VitalPlan.com?
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What is your return policy?

We offer a 100% refund on unopened supplements within 90 days of purchase, less the cost of shipping and handling. Refunds will be issued once we receive the returned products; any sales tax will be refunded in full.

For opened or used products, we offer a 50% refund within 90 days of purchase, less the cost of shipping and handling. Refunds will be issued once we receive the returned products; any sales tax will be refunded in full. To be eligible for a refund, the supplements must be returned in their original packaging with the Return Authorization Form which may be requested from customer support at 800-951-2414 or info@vitalplan.com

How do I know Vital Plan Select products are safe?

Each of our products comes with an independent certificate of analysis verifying the ingredient identity, purity, and standardized constituents, where applicable. This includes testing for heavy metals, organic toxins, and microbiological contaminants.

We work closely with only select manufacturing partners who follow the highest GMP (Good Manufacturing Processes) guidelines, and each batch of products is tested thoroughly during the manufacturing process. We are passionate about quality, and we would never offer anything to the public that we would not take ourselves.

Why aren’t these CBD products sold on VitalPlan.com?

Due to the quickly evolving regulations around CBD, many US banking institutions have not yet adopted policies allowing vendors to sell CBD products. In the interim, we have set up this Vital Plan Select website as a trusted partner to bring Vital Plan’s CBD products to the market.


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