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CBD is short for Cannabidiol. It is one of more than 100 known cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant. CBD is non-psychoactive and has been studied to determine if there are medicinal benefits it could provide. Anti-Inflammation, stress, anxiety, sleep quality, and pain-relieving properties are among the potential benefits that have been studied.
Marijuana and hemp plants are both varieties of the cannabis plant. The main difference between the two is what the plant is being cultivated for. The 2018 farm bill regulated hemp plants to have < 0.3% THC. Therefore any cannabis plants with more than 0.3% THC would be considered marijuana. We use CBD derived from hemp (<0.3% THC) in our products.
CBD is a phytocannabinoid (comes from a plant) and interacts with our bodies’ Endocannabinoid system. Cannabinoid receptors are located throughout our nervous and immune systems and regulate a variety of functions including sleep, appetite, anxiety, learning and memory, inflammation, and pain management.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all mammals and many other families of animals. While it is still being studied, we do know that it has an effect on several major processes, like appetite, sleep, mood, and memory.


There are three components to the endocannabinoid system: receptors, enzymes, and endocannabinoids, which all function whether someone uses CBD or not. The ECS is responsible for maintaining and regulating homeostasis within the body through CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are highly concentrated in your central nervous system (brain/spinal cord) and CB2 receptors are more highly concentrated in your peripheral nervous and immune systems. Read more about the endocannabinoid system in our blog.

No, it does not. CBD is non-psychoactive, unlike THC. The CBD in our bars is full-spectrum, meaning that along with CBD, it contains other cannabinoids and terpenes including THC. However, the levels of THC are < 0.3% so you will not feel any psychoactive effects from eating one of our bars.

Even if you are taking extremely high doses on a regular basis, it is very unlikely and there are 0 recorded cases of someone overdosing on CBD.

CBD on its own will not show up on a drug test. CBD products that contain full-spectrum or broad-spectrum CBD can contain very small amounts (<0.3%) of THC. Our hemp extract is full-spectrum CBD. Thus, while it is not likely this would cause a failed drug test, there is a chance it could show up on the test, depending on how much CBD is consumed.

Most people do not experience any adverse effects when consuming or using CBD. There is a potential for mild side effects like nausea, fatigue, and irritability.
Sugar can actually be very valuable to your body after a workout, depending on the type of sugar and when it’s taken. Muscles use glycogen stores for energy during a tough workout. Sugar can actually help to replenish the glycogen store in your muscles, refuel them, and aid in your overall recovery. The sugar we use in our bars is honey. Honey is great to consume after a workout because it is slow-digesting and provides fuel for the muscles over time.

When you see a CBD product, there are three different kinds of CBD this could be referring to. 

  1. Full-spectrum CBD: These products contain all parts of the cannabis plant.  This includes CBD, terpenes, flavonoids, and <0.3% THC. 
  2. Broad-spectrum CBD: Similar to the full-spectrum variety, broad-spectrum CBD  includes most parts of the cannabis plant.  The main difference is that with broad-spectrum CBD, you will only find trace amounts of THC. 
  3. CBD isolate: This is the purest form of CBD.  It contains only CBD, without any THC or other cannabinoids

There is evidence to suggest that full-spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD are more effective than CBD isolate on its own due to the interaction between the different parts of the cannabis plant.  This is known as the Entourage Effect.

The Entourage Effect refers to the increased ability to provide benefits and relief when cannabinoids work together. For example, a full spectrum CBD that contains CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids will be more beneficial than a CBD Isolate that has been processed further removing other compounds to isolate CBD.
Yes our bars can be used for meal replacement – the blend of proteins and honey will keep you full throughout the day and boost energy when needed!
Our bars were designed to be most effective when taken after a workout but by no means is that the only time they will help you. Take it before you workout – the CBD can help with mental focus and the honey will provide an energy source for your muscles while you train. Our ingredients are great for you anytime even if it’s just a little snack to hold you over.
We have all our ingredients tested prior to making any bars. Once produced we test our bars for Potency (CBD and THC levels), heavy metals, and microbial contaminants.
We ship our orders as quickly as possible, by the next business day at the latest. Orders are shipped through USPS Priority and First-Class Mail. With USPS Priority and First-Class mail your package should arrive to you within 3-5 business days from the time of order, depending on the delivery distance.

Yes! If you are not completely satisfied with our products for any reason, we will promptly replace your purchase or issue a FULL REFUND (less shipping costs if applicable). We stand behind our products 100%. Email orders@elevatedgains.com with your Order # and reason for return within 30 days of your order and we will be happy to help!

The CBD we use in our protein bars is from Green Cherry Organics. Green Cherry Organics is actually the first certified organic indoor hemp producer in the United States. They are based in Fort Collins, CO and are a real pioneer in the domestic hemp industry. You can learn more about them by visiting their website.


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