What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring chemical compound found in certain plants (cannabis, hemp, echinacea). CBD goes to work in the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a group of cannabinoid receptors which are spread throughout the human body.
When CBD connects to a receptor, it does not produce the same kind of intoxicating effect that its well known cousin, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does. CBD is non-psychoactive, and consuming moderate amounts will not cause inebriation. For more information, please visit our About CBD page.
Are CBD and THC the same thing?
No. There are over 100 known cannabinoids, each with their own effect on the body. Though THC and CBD have similar chemical composition, their atoms are arranged differently. Because of the way THC is arranged molecularly, it is the perfect compound for interaction with Cannaboid 1 (CB1) receptors. This connection is the one that provides an intoxicating effect to the brain. CBD, however, is not a good connector to CB1. Instead, CBD connects with CB2 receptor. This produces a completely different effect on the body.
What is CBD used for?
CBD has been reported to promote healthy sleep, support normal cartilage and joint function, may relieve occasional nausea, promote relaxation and ease anxiety.* We aim to provide you with as much information on CBD as possible. However, in accordance with US regulations we cannot make any health claims regarding our products. For further information, we recommend consulting with your doctor, government resources, and scientific publications.
Is CBD legal?
Currently, hemp-derived CBD products are legal in all 50 states, and over 40 countries. You should always check with your local government officer, police department, or customs office for the most up to date information regarding the legality of CBD in your area. This article should not be considered legal advice, so we strongly recommend that you check with your own local administration to ensure that you are happy with the level of legality of consuming these products before you buy them.
What is your CBD made from?
Our CBD is derived from industrial hemp, and is extracted using kosher alcohol.
Will I become intoxicated using Lazarus Naturals’ products?
No. We use only hemp-derived CBD. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive.
Do Lazarus CBD products contain any THC?
There are trace amounts of THC present in most hemp-derived CBD products. Our products comply with the federally mandated 0.3% THC limit.
Are there any heavy metals or pesticides in Lazarus products?
No! We third party test all of our plant matter and products for heavy metals and pesticides. Our test results can be found on individual product pages.
Do you test the quality of the hemp you use?
Yes! When we receive a bulk shipment of hemp to our laboratory, we test for heavy metals and pesticides. We use ethanol to separate the CBD from the plant material. We then test the raw oil extracted for potency and for any solvents left in the oil. Our CBD generally passes through several filtration processes, distillations, and are finally treated with advanced isolates to ensure a healthy end-product. We send all batches made in-house to a 3rd party laboratory for potency and quality analysis.
What do you test for?
Upon receiving a bulk shipment of hemp we test for heavy metals and potency.
In the next step we use ethanol to separate CBD from the plant material. Afterwards, the raw oil is tested for potency and for solvents—it’s important to note that the solvent we use (cane ethanol) is the same as what you find in alcoholic drinks and is safe for human consumption. You can find potency results on each product’s page.
If the raw CBD oil is refined into distilled CBD we test again for potency. Testing for solvents is not performed twice due to the distillation process removing any remaining alcohol.
If it is refined into CBD isolate we test again for solvents and potency.
Are Lazarus products vegan?
Yes! We do not use animal products in the extraction process, in the product, or any of our packaging. All of our products are also gluten-free, and contain no preservatives.
Can I order from anywhere in the United States?
Currently our products are available in all 50 states. Laws are constantly being updated, so we strongly recommend that you check with your local administration to ensure you are comfortable with the level of legality of consuming hemp CBD products before you buy them.
Can I order from outside the U.S.?
We can ship to a number of countries outside of the US, however, we strongly recommend that you check with your own local administration to ensure that you are happy with the level of legality of consuming these products before you buy them. You should always check with your local government officer, police department, or customs office for the most up to date information. For international orders, you accept full responsibility once the product has been shipped. Lazarus Naturals is not responsible for shipping delays, and we cannot issue refunds on items seized by customs.
Can I find Lazarus products in stores?
Yes! Our products are available at several retailers throughout the U.S. See our store locator to find a location near you.
Does free shipping apply to international orders?
No! Only orders over $75 made with in the continental US will receive free shipping.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards. We take your security very seriously, therefore your details are safe with us. To prevent fraudulent charges, all credit and debit card holders are subject to validation and authorization by both us and the card issuer.
When will I be charged if ordering from the online store?
Your card will be charged immediately after security checks from your bank and Lazarus Naturals have been authorized.
How will I know when my order is successfully placed?
We will send you an email verifying your order once it is completed through our website. This email will outline your order, and provide an invoice number in case you need to contact us with any questions or concerns. Make sure to keep this email, as inquiries without the reference number might be delayed.
Will I receive a notification when my order has shipped?
Yes! We will send you tracking information when your package is being shipped.
What if I didn’t receive a confirmation email or tracking number?
First, check your spam folder since our conformations are generated automatically—sometimes this is a red flag for email clients. If the email is in the spam folder, make sure to add Lazarus Naturals to your address book. If the confirmation is not there, check to make sure the details you have provided are correct, and contact us at: [email protected] if the issue continues.
How long will it take for my order to be processed?
In general, orders are processed within 24-71 hours after you place your order. If you place your order before 12PM Monday-Friday, your order will be shipped out the same day. We do not ship orders on weekends or national holidays.
What if my order is missing an item?
If your order is missing an item, please let us know immediately so we can send a replacement item.
Can I return an item?
You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund. To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused and in the same condition that you received it. It must also be in the original packaging. Our return policy lasts 14 days. If 14 days have gone by since the receipt of your order we cannot offer you a refund or exchange. There are certain situations where partial refunds will be granted, at the sole discretion of the company. Please visit our Policies page to learn more.