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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Fringe?

Fringe is here to bring ancient healing practices into today’s world. We blend the art and science of traditional medicines  to address today’s leading health challenges of pain, sleep, and stress.

What is Fringe CBD?

Fringe CBD is ingestible water soluble CBD powder. Currently, on the market you find ingestible CBD oil tinctures or gummies. While this is great, unfortunately our bodies don’t digest oil very well, limiting the amount of CBD your body actually uses. 

Fringe took that oil and made it water soluble, increasing the amount you digest by 4-5 times. We also made it tasteless and odorless so it’s a more enjoyable experience, one that you can seamlessly incorporate into anything you eat or drink without ruining the taste.

Not only do you use more of the CBD, but it’s also a more consistent experience than oil because taking water soluble CBD isn’t dependent on what you ate that day. Fringe CBD will be in your bloodstream in 15-20 mins, peaking in 60 minutes, and out of your system in 4-6 hours. The exact same experience each time you take it.

What products does Fringe have?

We have Mana, our CBD isolate that is 100% CBD and nothing else; Henko, which is our broad spectrum that introduces additional cannabinoid minors like CBN, CBG, CGC etc; and Mysa which is our CBD topical, which you can use for localized discomfort or any skin irritation you may be experiencing. Fringe CBD products proudly contain 0.0% THC.

What is fringe Mana?

Fringe Mana is a tasteless, odorless, and water soluble CBD isolate powder in 30 mg stick packs (30 day supply) . It acts quickly, consistently and is absorbed 4x more by your body than a CBD oil. Fringe Mana is only CBD, it contains no THC or other compounds found in the hemp plant. Fringe Mana is a great product to start with, if you are new to CBD.

Suggested Use: Start with taking 1 stick pack of Fringe Mana in the morning. See how it makes you feel. For support with stress, mood, focus, recovery and general health take Fringe Mana during the day. To help support a restorative night's sleep, take Fringe Mana 15-30 minutes minutes before bed. If desired results are not seen, increase your dosage in the evening to support sleep.

What is Fringe Henko?

Fringe Henko is a tasteless, odorless, and water soluble broad spectrum powder in 30 mg stick packs (30 day supply). It acts quickly, consistently and is absorbed 4x more by your body than a CBD oil. Fringe Henko is mainly CBD with an additional blend of compounds found in the hemp plant. Fringe Henko contains no THC.  Fringe Henko is a great product to use if you are familiar with CBD products and want to explore the potential benefits of additional compounds found in the hemp plant. 

Suggested Use: Start with taking 1 stick pack of Fringe Henko in the morning. See how it makes you feel. For support with stress, mood, focus, recovery and general health take Fringe Henko during the day. To help support a restorative night's sleep, take Fringe Henko 15-30 minutes minutes before bed. If desired results are not seen, increase your dosage in the evening to support sleep.

What is Fringe Mysa?

Fringe Mysa’s is a clean and effective topical CBD lotion. There is 1000 mg of CBD in a 4 oz tube of Fringe Mysa (no THC). There are no additional heating or cooling ingredients in an effort to help Fringe Mysa users understand what ingredient is helping them.  With the addition of lavender, yuzu, and lemon essential oils Fringe Mysa smells as good as it works!

Suggested use: Fringe Mysa may benefit when applied topically to your skin for reducing discomfort and helping common skin conditions. Use Fringe Mysa as needed.

What makes Fringe water soluble CBD powder so unique?

It’s Enjoyable - No taste, no odor. It’s Fast acting - in your system in 15 minutes. It’s more CBD Value for your money - 4-5 times the amount of Fringe CBD is absorbed by your body compared to a CBD oil, tincture or gummy.

Taking Fringe CBD is a predictable and consistent experience – your body’s response to Fringe CBD does not depend on the food contents in your stomach like when taking a CBD oil. 

It’s the highest quality CBD - Fringe products are produced from organically farmed, US grown, non-GMO Hemp. They are tested for potency, purity, heavy metals, microbials, residual solvents, and pesticides at 3 different stages during production.

What is bioavailability?

Bioavailability refers to how much of a product gets into the blood, and ultimately has an effect. Bioavailability varies depending on how a product is ingested and how it is manufactured. Not all of the product that gets ingested will be absorbed into the body. In fact, in some orally ingested products, less than 10% will end up in the blood. This is an important consideration when it comes to choosing products and doses.

What is the difference between taking an Oil vs. a Water Soluble CBD product?

Solubility refers to a product's ability to dissolve in water. Oil (also known as lipid or fat) soluble CBD products are oily, and do not dissolve in water. Water soluble products are fine powders and do dissolve in water.

The difference in these two products affects bioavailability, with water soluble products being both more bioavailable and more consistently bioavailable than oil soluble products. Studies have shown that only about 6-24% of oil soluble CBD ends up in the bloodstream. In contrast, water soluble CBD is up to 4.5 times more bioavailable than an oil soluble CBD.

How Does Fringe CBD powder work?

CBD is one of the main compounds found in the hemp plant that has widespread effects in the body. CBD affects at least 65 molecular targets in our bodies, and it plays an important role in maintaining balance and homeostasis for our overall health.  CBD interacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which has been implicated in virtually all-important functions in the body. Through these wide-reaching effects, CBD can have an impact on many of the issues we face like pain, trouble sleeping, stress, anxiety and more. ⁠

In fact, scientists from the National Institutes of Health declared in 2013 that “modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans.” ⁠

Fringe water soluble CBD works quickly to get in your system and is approximately 4x more absorbed by your body than a CBD oil.

What is the difference between Fringe Mana CBD Isolate powder and Fringe Henko CBD Broad spectrum powder?

Most CBD products are available in isolate, broad spectrum, and full spectrum forms. 

CBD Isolate products contain only a single extract - CBD. This can be a good product for people who are new to using CBD or who want a higher or more repeatable/predictable dose of CBD. Fringe Mana is a CBD isolate product. 

Broad spectrum CBD products will contain more than isolated CBD extract from the cannabis plant but will contain no THC. The cannabis extracts that are in a broad spectrum product will vary depending on the strain of cannabis harvest, and the degree of processing the plant goes through. For example, a broad spectrum product could contain CBD along with several other cannabinoids and terpenes, which are the molecules that give the plant its fragrance. Fringe Henko is a CBD Broad Spectrum product. 

CBD is the dominant compound in both Fringe isolate and broad spectrum products, the difference in effects may or may not be significant for you. 

Fringe does not make a full spectrum product (can contain up to 0.3% THC). All of Fringe’s CBD products have NO THC.

Can Fringe CBD powder be used for Pets?

Yes! Fringe CBD products contain a whole host of perks for animals and humans alike. Fringe CBD can be used to support your pet’s overall health and it can also be used situationally to support them during stressful situations. 

Just like with humans, there’s no one-size-fits-all CBD dosage for animals. It might take some experimenting to find the right amount to give your animals. Symptom tracking is always going to be your best indicator if you need to increase a dosage for a human or an animal. 

CBD is incredibly safe, therefore experimenting with dosing will allow you to figure out the best option for your pet. A good starting point is 2-5mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of weight. 

Consider starting with Fringe Mana CBD isolate power, so you are just introducing CBD into their routine. Tasteless and odorless, you can sprinkle it on their food or include it in their favorite treat.

How is using a topical CBD different from an ingested CBD product?

Topical CBD products are applied directly to the skin, with some absorption into the tissues below and minimal absorption into the bloodstream (if any).  This is the main difference between topical CBD and orally ingested products, which are absorbed into the body and distributed in the systemic circulation. Topical CBD products are a great solution for localized pain, inflammation or skin irritations. Ingestible CBD products are best to help with system inflammation, sleep disturbances, pain in multiple areas of the body, neuropathic pain, and mental health.

If using CBD to help multiple conditions, combining topical and orally ingested CBD could provide greater benefit than using a single product.

Will I get high using Fringe CBD powder?

Fringe CBD may help you feel relaxed or less anxious, but it doesn’t get you ‘high’.

Like CBD, THC also comes from the cannabis sativa plant. Cannabis strains that are high in THC are referred to as “cannabis,” while strains with less than 0.3% THC are referred to as “hemp.”

CBD does not have the same ability to create a psychoactive effect like THC. 

Last year the FDA conducted a sampling study of the current CBD marketplace to determine the extent to which products are mislabeled. Nearly half of the CBD products tested contained THC and most of the products tested did not contain the levels of cannabinoid compounds promised on their labels. When buying a CBD product, always ensure there is a QR code on the product to verify its quality. 

We aren’t taking any short cuts at Fringe; we are here for the long haul.  Fringe Mana CBD isolate powder and Fringe Henko broad spectrum powder contain NO THC. Fringe also performs trace THC testing on our products to ensure that our final product contains exactly what we say it contains. 0% THC.

Will Fringe CBD powder make me tired?

Whether CBD is sedating or alerting seems to depend on dose. Lower doses of CBD can help with  mood stabilization and focus and higher doses of CBD can be more sedative and help with sleep.

A recent article reviewed the research on CBD’s wakefulness and sleep promoting effects and concluded that low to moderate doses are mood stimulating, while high doses are sedating. CBD may additionally benefit sleep by reducing anxiety, which disrupts sleep.

Does CBD make you hungry?

The majority of research suggests that CBD does not make you hungry. The increased appetite associated with cannabis consumption is caused by THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, interacting with CB1 receptors in the brain. CBD does not interact with these receptors in the same way.

In fact, a 2009 study in rats found that CBD (while not affecting hunger when taken on its own) was able to reduce the increase in appetite induced by activation of the CB1 receptor. However, in a recent survey of medical CBD users, a small percentage (6.35%) of CBD users reported increased appetite, so it is possible that this is a side effect experienced by a minority of users.

Can you take CBD products while pregnant?

Recent studies have reported that many women are using CBD during pregnancy for nausea, anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain. However, there is currently limited research regarding the safety of CBD during pregnancy, and the FDA position is that there are no comprehensive research studies that explore the effects of CBD on the developing fetus or pregnant mother. Cannabinoids do cross the placental barrier and the cannabinoid system plays an important role in pregnancy. As such, the FDA suggests against the use of CBD during pregnancy.