Terms

Antioxidants

Substances that work to prevent or slow damage to cells caused by free radicals, which are unstable molecules the body produces in reaction to internal and external factors.

Auntie Dolores (hidden meaning)

Our name, conceived in San Francisco’s famed Dolores Park, has significance beyond the person and the place. In Latin Dolore means pain. With Auntie before it, Auntie Dolores = Anti-Pain, so Auntie Dolores is the remedy.

Cannabidiol (CBD)

The most therapeutic cannabinoid found in both cannabis and hemp. This safe, non-toxic and non-addictive compound has been studied for more than 50 years and is recognized for instilling calm, normal emotional balance and ease; supporting a healthy digestive tract and strong immune system; and promoting healthy joints, flexibility, and a normal inflammatory response.

Cannabinoids

A group of naturally occurring chemical compounds present in both animals and the plant genus cannabis, which includes both hemp and cannabis. 

Cryogenic Extraction

Auntie Dolores employs a deep cryogenic extraction process that creates a superior-grade oil. It starts with ethanol, an FDA-approved Class 3 solvent. During the cryogenic process, the ethanol is frozen to -80°C, making the solvent much more stable and effective. We then go a step further, using a thermal separation technique that increases purity, while destroying any and all pathogens and contaminants. Finally, our oil is distilled which removes any residual solvent and creates a clear oil, all while protecting the cannabinoids, terpenes and other natural compound.

Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Endocannabinoids are cannabinoids derived from within our bodies (and the bodies of all animals with the exception of insects). This biochemical communication system regulates the peripheral and central nervous system (including the brain), immunological system, organs, and vital physiological functions. It promotes homeostasis, ensuring the major systems of the body work synergistically. When there is a deficiency of endocannabinoid production, the ECS’s multiple receptors utilize the addition of phytocannabinoids to help create calm, ease, and balance and provide support for relaxing, repairing or restoring.

Flavonoids

This group of plant chemicals, found in nearly all fruits and vegetables, work as antioxidants to help protect the body against free radicals, toxins and stressors. Along with carotenoids, they are responsible for the vivid colors in fruits and vegetables.

Full Spectrum Hemp Oil

Indicates hemp oil that is sourced from the whole plant, which includes a rich cannabinoid, terpene, fatty acid and antioxidant profile, rather just isolating one or two compounds Together, these compounds create what is known the entourage effect, meaning that all work synergistically to produce the greatest benefits.

Hemp

Both hemp and cannabis are members of the plant genus cannabis, flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae. However, they have different chemistry and characteristics. Hemp contains high levels of the therapeutic cannabidiol (CBD) and less than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the ‘high’ associated with cannabis. Hemp is generally defined as Cannabis sativa L. plants.

Phytocannabinoids

The prefix phyto means plant. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids derived from plants.

Terpenes

Organic compounds that provide aroma and flavor in cannabis, hemp, hops, oregano, clove, black pepper and many other plants. Terpenes are a very important component in hemp and cannabis as they influence beneficial effects by interacting with cannabinoids.

frequently asked questions

Who is Auntie Dolores?
Our name, conceived in San Francisco’s famed Dolores Park, has significance beyond the person and the place. In Latin Dolore means pain. With Auntie before it, Auntie Dolores = Anti-Pain, so Auntie Dolores is the remedy.
Why do Auntie Dolores products say ‘with naturally occurring CBD’ on the label?
According to FDA regulations, we can only refer to CBD as Organic Full Spectrum Hemp Oil with naturally occurring CBD on our packaging.
What does CBD do?
Full spectrum hemp oil with naturally occurring CBD can be very effective in helping to ease anxiety, promote healthy joints and digestion, maintain the body’s normal inflammatory response, addressing discomfort, loss of appetite and more.
How long until I feel the effects of CBD?
Everyone is a little different, however most people experience the benefits within half an hour of ingesting our oil or capsules. Topical application of our oil or topical cream also seems to take effect within half an hour.
Will CBD get me high?
Hemp derived CBD contains less then .3% of THC, the cannabinoid in cannabis that causes the high. Because of the extremely low level in hemp, hemp-derived CBD will not get you high.
Can I overdose on CBD?
Hemp-derived CBD is non-toxic and safe. You cannot overdose on it.
How do I determine the proper dose of CBD for me?
We’ve provided suggested dosage for our products on the label and in the product descriptions on our website. Because each person is a unique individual, the ideal dosage for you may be different. We encourage you to adjust based upon your needs. Some people have more sensitive endocannabinoid receptors and need lower doses. People experiencing great discomfort often benefit from higher doses.
How often can I take CBD?
We recommend every 4 – 8 hours, as needed. Because one cannot overdose on hemp-derived CBD, if you need to administer more often, it is perfectly safe.
Where do you source your hemp oil?
The hemp oil in our dropper bottles, capsules and hand sanitizer is sourced from our cultivation partners in Tennessee. The hemp oil in our Topical Cream is sourced from our farm in South Carolina.
Are your products organic?
The hemp oil and coconut oil in all of our products are 100% USDA organic.
Where can I find lab test results?
Please visit our lab test results page (add link)
What extraction process do you use?
We employ a deep cryogenic extraction process that creates a superior-grade oil. It starts with ethanol, an FDA-approved Class 3 solvent. During the cryogenic process, the ethanol is frozen to -80°C, making the solvent much more stable and effective. We then go a step further, using a thermal separation technique that increases purity, while destroying any and all pathogens and contaminants. Finally, our oil is distilled which removes any residual solvent and creates a clear oil, all while protecting the cannabinoids, terpenes and other natural compounds.
How do I know which products are right for me?
It really comes down to preference. Our oils and capsules are equally beneficial. For folks who have a difficult time swallowing pills, the oil dropper bottles are an excellent choice. Like some spice? Our 1500 mg oil is flavored with cinnamon. If you are experiencing skin issues, our Topical Cream may be the best option.
Can I talk to someone if I have questions?
Absolutely! Feel free to call us with questions or comments at 707.992.0854 between 9:00 am – 5:00 pm Pacific Time or email info@auntiedolores.com anytime.