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What’s Hemp? And what’s Hemp CBD?

Good questions! For a quick explainer, see Hemp CBD 101 in the Learn section of our site.

Can CBD get me high?

No, it can’t. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive substance. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is also present in hemp plants and can cause psychoactive effects, but we test our tinctures and salve to make sure their THC levels are less than 0.3%. That means Windward products won’t get you stoned and are legal for adults over 18.

Where does Windward get its CBD?

Our full Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract, which contains CBD as well as other beneficial hemp actives, comes from USDA certified organic hemp grown on a family-owned farm in Colorado. There’s more about our farming and sourcing here.


Are there differences between Full-Spectrum, Broad-Spectrum and CBD Isolate?

Yes, lots! Some CBD products are focused on the benefits of individual molecules found in hemp plants. But nothing works alone in nature, and isolating natural substances can limit their usefulness. At Windward we take a more holistic view of how a plant’s many parts work together—that’s why we only use Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract, instead of Broad-Spectrum or CBD Isolate. It preserves more of the plant’s active ingredients, functions more effectively in our bodies, and stays more true to hemp’s natural character. Learn more about the differences here

How is Windward’s extraction process different from other CBD extraction methods?

Our non-toxic extraction process uses plant-based organic cane alcohol, which yields the highest amounts of safe, pure and potent hemp actives. Unlike some other companies, we don’t use toxic solvents like butane, propane or hexane, EVER—they’re petrochemicals derived from drilling or fracking, and they’re bad for both people and the planet. We don’t want them in our bodies, and we’re pretty sure you don’t want them in yours. 

Are your products tested to make sure they’re safe?

Absolutely! To ensure that Windward products are safe, consistent and worthy of your trust, our products are triple-tested by certified labs for both purity and potency. All of our products contain less than 0.3% THC. 

We test our Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract and botanical ingredients for the following: 
- Cannabinoids
- Pesticides
- Heavy Metals
- Microbiological Contaminants
- Residual Solvents
If anything doesn’t meet our standards, we don’t use it and don’t sell it. 

What’s the shelf life of a Windward product?

For maximum efficacy, we recommend using our tinctures and salve within a year of opening. Windward products are packaged in Miron Violetglass to protect their ingredients from damaging light, but it’s still best to keep them in a cool, dry place that’s out of the direct sun.

Where can I find the “Born On” date of a Windward product?

Our product manufacturing dates can be found in the batch codes at the bottom of each Windward box and bottle. The format is: Day of Month | Alphabet Count Letter for Month (e.g. A for Jan., B for Feb.) | Last Two Digits of Year | Product SKU | Product Initials. For example, “11C20102AER” is the March 11, 2020 batch of our Evening Recovery tincture.

How do you choose your botanicals?

We use botanical ingredients that support your mental and physical health while enhancing the benefits of Hemp CBD. Please see the Botanical Glossary to learn more about the sustainably grown and harvested plants used in our proprietary formulations. 

What if I have food allergies or take medication? 

Please consult the ingredient lists on our product pages for possible allergens. If you have a medical condition or take medications, consult with your doctor before use. 

I have other questions, too.

We’d love to hear from you—please reach out to us here.