Answers to your frequently asked questions about hemp.

Are Naternal products safe?

Our products are subject to the same standards you expect from any other health and wellness product. We source premium ingredients from a local supply chain, manufacture in GMP-certified facilities and use rigorous third-party testing as a final quality check.

How much should I take?

The concept of the minimum effective dose (MED) is especially relevant when it comes to cannabis use, as it can help individuals achieve the desired therapeutic benefits while minimizing the risk of adverse effects. When it comes to cannabis, the MED is the smallest dose at which a therapeutic effect can be achieved, without experiencing significant side effects such as anxiety, paranoia, or sedation. The optimal dosage for cannabis can vary widely depending on factors such as the individual's weight, tolerance, and the specific product being used. It is crucial for individuals to start with a low dose and gradually increase until the desired effect is achieved, while also being mindful of the potential risks associated with cannabis use. By finding the MED for cannabis, individuals can maximize the therapeutic benefits while minimizing the potential risks and adverse effects associated with higher doses. This approach can help individuals achieve a personalized, effective treatment plan that meets their unique needs and preferences.

Why don't you talk about specific health benefits?

Unfortunately, the FDA has not put a framework in place that allows brands to make product benefit claims.

Will Naternal products make me feel high?

Yes.  Some Naternal products will make you feel high.    

Our full-spectrum products contain up to 0.3% Delta 9 THC.  At this concentration, our strongest full-spectrum tinctures contain up to three milligrams D9 THC per milliliter.  To put that in context, ten milligrams D9 THC is a relatively strong dose.  Many of our gummies are even stronger.  

To prevent unintended experiences, we carefully label our products with THC content and include visuals to communicate their potency.  Should you experience any unintended effects after taking our products, please lower your dosage or consider our THC-free broad-spectrum products. 

Will your products show up on drug tests?


Our full-spectrum products contain sufficient levels of Delta 9 THC to register on a drug test.  Our THC-free broad-spectrum products should not trigger a positive drug test absent other considerations such as faulty testing protocols or the use of other products that contain Delta 9 THC or other chemicals. 

What Naternal product form should I choose?

Naternal products come in various forms, each offering unique benefits and effects, and consumers should choose the form that best suits their needs and preferences. Drops, or tinctures, offer precise dosing and easy administration.  Drinks and gummies are discreet and tasty.   Topicals provide localized relief.

Are Naternal products legal to buy?

Naternal products are legal in all 50 states. 

May I give Naternal products to my kids?

Pediatric cannabis use is a controversial topic and there is still much research needed to fully understand the effects and risks.  

In some cases, pediatric cannabis use may be recommended. For example, cannabis oils are widely used to treat of seizures in children with epilepsy.  There is also some evidence to suggest that cannabis-derived products may be helpful in managing symptoms associated with anxiety and other conditions in children.

However, there are also significant potential risks.  Delta 9 THC, the primary psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, can have negative effects on developing brains and may impair memory, attention and cognitive function in children. Long-term cannabis use may also lead to dependence, addiction and other adverse effects.

Due to the potential risks and uncertainties, it is important for parents and caregivers to work closely with healthcare professionals to determine the potential benefits and risks specific to their child.   Any cannabis products used by children should be carefully selected, dosed and monitored by a qualified healthcare professional.

Where does your hemp come from?

We proudly source our hemp ingredients from North Carolina growers and processors.

What is the shelf life on hemp extract oil?

We recommend you keep your oil in a cool, dry, dark place and that you discard one year after opening.

How is Hemp Different from Marijuana?

Marijuana and hemp are classifying terms that have been used to describe cannabis plants with different chemical and physical characteristics, uses and legal status.  Marijuana refers to cannabis plants that contain higher levels of Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive compound that produces the characteristic "high" associated with cannabis use. Hemp refers to cannabis plants that contain lower D9 THC levels.  

In many countries, including the United States, marijuana is classified as a Schedule I drug and is federally illegal to grow, sell, or use.  Hemp, on the other hand, is federally legal to grow and use so long as it contains less than 0.3% THC by dry weight.

Hemp plants were historically grown for their fibers which can be used to make a variety of products such as clothing, paper, and building materials, as well as for their seeds, which are used as a food source and in some health supplements.

What's the difference between full spectrum and broad spectrum?

Full spectrum oils, also known as whole plant extracts, contain all of the compounds naturally present in a particular cannabis plant, including cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other plant nutrients.  This is considered a more natural and holistic approach to cannabis use and there is growing evidence that various compounds work together synergistically to produce a greater overall effect than any one of them could achieve alone.

Similarly, broad spectrum oils contain most of the compounds found naturally in a particular cannabis plant, but do not contain THC at detectable levels. This approach is often preferred by individuals who want to avoid the potential for THC to cause unwanted effects or a failed drug test. Like full spectrum oil, these oils allows the different compounds to work together synergistically to produce a greater overall effect. However, it is important to note that some companies market broad spectrum products that still contain trace amounts of THC and the product quality varies widely depending on the manufacturing process used.

How do cannabis products work?

The human body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a signaling system that moderates a wide range of physiological processes. It is made up of three main components: endocannabinoids, receptors and enzymes. Endocannabinoids are produced naturally by the body and are similar in structure to THC. These endocannabinoids bind to specific receptors, known as CB1 and CB2 receptors, located throughout the body.

The CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and nervous system and are responsible for regulating mood, appetite, pain, and sleep. The CB2 receptors are primarily found in immune cells and play a crucial role in regulating the immune system. When endocannabinoids bind to these receptors, they initiate a signaling cascade that helps to regulate these physiological processes.

The development of new drugs that target the ECS is an area of active research and has the potential to revolutionize the treatment of many diseases.

What is a cannabinoid?

Phytocannabinoids are one of the most interesting and diverse compounds found in the cannabis plant. With over a hundred different types identified, each with its own unique effect, these natural compounds have the potential to offer a wide range of therapeutic benefits. Acting similarly to endocannabinoids, they interact with CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body, producing a variety of effects such as pain relief, inflammation reduction, anxiety reduction, and more. Some of the most well-known phytocannabinoids include THC, which is known for its psychoactive effects, and CBD, which is known for its therapeutic benefits without the psychoactive effects.

Phytocannabinoids are primarily responsible for how cannabis impacts the mind and body.  More than one hundred have been discovered and each has a unique effect.  Delta 9 Tetrahydracannabinol (THC) is the most well-known.  It’s the one most people associate with a cannabis “high”.  Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most well-known.  It’s the one people have been describing as a magical fairy unicorn.  Cannabigerol (CBG) is often referred to as the "mother cannabinoid" because it is the precursor to other cannabinoids.  It has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, making it a promising option for improved performance and recovery. Cannabinol (CBN) is produced when THC is exposed to air and light over time. It is typically found in higher concentrations in aged cannabis plants or cannabis products that have been stored for an extended period of time. It has been found to have sedative properties, making it potentially useful in treating sleep disorders like insomnia. Cannabichromene (CBC), cannabidivarin (CBDV), tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) and cannabigerovarin (CBGV) are others you will hear more about soon.

What is a terpene?

Terpenes are a diverse class of organic compounds that can be found in a variety of plants, including cannabis. They are responsible for the distinct aroma and flavor profiles of many plants, and can also play a crucial role in their natural defense mechanisms. In cannabis, over 100 different types of terpenes have been identified, and the specific combination of terpenes found in a particular strain can contribute to the unique effects and experiences associated with different strains. Terpenes such as myrcene, limonene, pinene, linalool, and caryophyllene are some of the most common found in cannabis, and they have been shown to have potential therapeutic effects. For example, myrcene has been shown to have sedative effects, limonene may have anti-anxiety properties, pinene is believed to have anti-inflammatory properties, linalool has been shown to have calming effects, and caryophyllene may have pain-relieving effects.

What is a flavonoid?

Flavonoids are phytonutrients found in the cannabis plant. Responsible for the bright colors of many fruits, vegetables, and flowers, they have been studied for their potential health benefits. Over 20 different types of flavonoids have been identified in cannabis, and while they are not as well-known as phytocannabinoids or terpenes, they are equally important. Cannflavin A and B are two flavonoids of particular interest, due to their strong anti-inflammatory and potential anti-cancer properties. These flavonoids work by inhibiting the production of certain enzymes that cause inflammation in the body. Additionally, some flavonoids in cannabis may act as antioxidants, protecting the body against oxidative stress. With their diverse range of potential health benefits, flavonoids are an area of active research in the field of cannabis and natural medicine. By further studying the flavonoids found in cannabis, we may unlock even more of the plant's potential health benefits.


When will I receive my order?

This depends on shipping method and location, but typically between 2-7 business days. We fulfill and ship all orders by the next business day.

How will I receive my orders?

USPS or UPS depending on the shipping method you selected. All orders are shipped in either a padded envelope or a box.

Where do you ship?

We currently only offer domestic shipping within the United States.

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