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Soul Seed Hemp Oil Frequently Asked Questions

NOTE: We'd like to inform you that the previously known ECS Botanics product line is rebranded as Soul Seed. This is purely a branding update, and there will be no changes to the existing product formulas. You can expect the same quality and effectiveness from Soul Seeds as you did from ECS Botanics.


It's understandable that you might have questions and concerns about buying hemp products, particularly because of the association with marijuana and its illegal status in some places. However, in Australia, hemp products as long as they contain less than 0.005% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive component found in marijuana, for it to be considered legal.

At Aussie Pharma Direct, we place great importance on distributing products that consumers can safely and legally purchase - Soul Seed being one of them. Here you can find more information about Soul Seed as a company, including the usage of the products, and general information about hemp and terpenes.

We aim to provide a very thorough information about the products, and if you don't find the answers to the questions you have, you can contact us via email at or call 1300 783 113!

What is hemp?

Hemp is a type of cannabis plant that is primarily grown for industrial purposes, typically for its uses as medicine, building material, food source, textiles, and more. Unlike marijuana, which is another type of cannabis plant, hemp has very low levels of THC, the psychoactive compound that gives marijuana its characteristic "high".

What is hemp seed oil?

Hemp seed oil is a type of oil that is derived from the seeds of the hemp plant. It is commonly used in cooking, as a salad dressing or as a supplement, as it has a nutty flavour and is considered to be a healthy oil due to its nutrient content.

What is hemp seed oil good for?

Hemp seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, and other nutrients like vitamin E andminerals. The nutritional content and anti-inflammatory properties found in hemp hemp seed oil makes it beneficial for the health of the heart, brain, skin, and the digestive system.

Do hemp oil capsules work?

The Soul Seed hemp oil capsules are rich in essential fatty acids and other nutrients. These capsules are often used as a dietary supplement to support overall health and wellness. Some people may find that taking hemp oil capsules helps improve their skin, supports heart health, and promotes better digestion.

However, it's important to note that the effectiveness of hemp oil capsules can vary depending on the specific health concerns of an individual. Therefore, it's always a good idea to speak with a healthcare professional before starting any new supplement, including hemp oil capsules.

How long does the hemp oil capsule takes to work?

The time it takes for hemp oil capsules to work can vary depending on a number of factors, including the individual's metabolism, and the specific health concern being addressed. Some people may experience the effects of hemp oil capsules within minutes or hours of taking them, while others may not notice a difference for several days or weeks.

It's worth noting that hemp oil capsules are typically used as a dietary supplement to support overall health and wellness, rather than as a medication to treat specific conditions. As such, the effects of hemp oil capsules may be more subtle and gradual than other supplements. 

What are the side effects of hemp capsules?

Hemp oil capsules are generally considered safe for most people to use, and serious side effects are rare. However, like any supplement or medication, hemp oil capsules can cause side effects in some people such as:

  • Gastrointestinal issues: This is typically due to the high fat content of the capsules and may be more likely in people with sensitive digestive systems.
  • Blood thinners: Hemp oil capsules may interact with blood thinners, such as warfarin, and increase the risk of bleeding. If you're taking blood thinners, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider before taking hemp oil capsules.
  • Allergic reactions: Some people may be allergic to hemp.
  • Drug interactions: Hemp oil capsules may interact with certain medications, such as antidepressants or cholesterol-lowering drugs, and affect how the body processes these drugs.
Will hemp oil help with pain?

Hemp seed oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties. One of the key components of hemp seed oil is gamma-linoleic acid (GLA), an omega-6 fatty acid that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory effects. GLA helps to reduce inflammation by inhibiting the production of certain pro-inflammatory molecules in the body.

Can hemp get you high?

Hemp, by legal definition, contains very low levels of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). In Australia, hemp is legally required to contain less than 0.005% THC.

As a result, consuming hemp-derived products like hemp seed oil, hemp protein powder, or hemp fiber will not produce any psychoactive effects or get you high. These products are made from the seeds, stems, and stalks of the hemp plant, which contain little to no THC, such as that found in ECS Botanics' products.

Where does the hemp from ECS Botanics grown?

Soul Seed hemp is locally grown in Australia.

Do the hemp oil capsules expire?

Like any other supplement or medication, hemp oil capsules do have an expiration date. The expiration date is usually printed on the label or packaging of the product. It's important to check the expiration date before consuming any hemp oil capsules to ensure that they are still safe and effective to use.

Are Soul Seed hemp products gluten free?

Yes, hemp products by Soul Seed are gluten-free, GMO-free, and vegan friendly.

Are hemp seeds an allergen?

Hemp seeds are not considered a common food allergen. However, some people may have an allergic reaction to hemp seeds, especially if they have an allergy to other seeds or nuts.

Does hemp oil make you sleepy?

Hemp oil may help some people sleep better, but it doesn't typically cause drowsiness or make you feel sleepy.

What medications should not be taken with hemp oil?

Some medications that may interact with hemp oil include blood thinners, antidepressants, antipsychotics, and benzodiazepines.

If you're taking medications and are considering taking hemp oil, it's important to talk to your doctor or pharmacist to ensure that it's safe and appropriate for you. 

What are terpenes?

Terpenes are aromatic organic compounds that are found in many plants and fruits, including hemp and cannabis. They are responsible for the characteristic scent and flavor of these plants and play a role in their natural defenses against pests and diseases.

Some common terpenes include myrcene, limonene, pinene, and linalool, among others, and are used in a variety of products, including essential oils, fragrances, and food additives.

What is terpene used for?

Terpenes are used for a variety of purposes, both in natural and commercial settings. In the commercial sector, terpenes are used in a wide range of products, including cosmetics, fragrances, cleaning products, and food additives.

They are also becoming increasingly popularin the cannabis and hemp industries, where they are believed to work in synergy with other compounds to produce a range of therapeutic effects.

How do terpenes work?

Terpenes work by interacting with a variety of biological systems in the body, including the endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for maintaining balance and regulating a wide range of physiological processes.

Some terpenes, such as myrcene and beta-caryophyllene, are known to have anti-inflammatory effects and may be useful for reducing pain and inflammation. Others, such as limonene and linalool (found in Calm Terpene Blend), are believed to have mood-enhancing and relaxing properties, while pinene and terpinolene may be helpful for improving focus and mental clarity.

Are terpenes legal in Australia?

Terpenes are legal in Australia, as long as they are derived from plants other than cannabis.

Which Soul Seed terpene blend is best for pain?

The Soul Seed Relief Terpene Blend is the best option to relief pain as it contains the blend of these terpenes:

- Myrcene
- D-Limonene
- Beta-Caryophyllene

How is terpene derived?

Terpenes are derived from a variety of natural sources, including plants, fruits, and even insects. In some cases, terpenes can be extracted directly from these sources using methods such as steam distillation or solvent extraction.

How long do terpenes last in the body?

The duration of terpenes in the body depends on several factors, including the individual's metabolism, the method of ingestion, and the dosage.

Are terpenes cannabinoids? Are the terpenes from ECS Botanics derived from hemp?

No, terpenes are not cannabinoids. While cannabinoids and terpenes are both naturally occurring compounds found in hemp and other plants, they have distinct chemical structures and functions.

With that in mind, Soul Seed terpene blends are not using hemp-derived terpenes as it is currently illegal to source terpenes from hemp or cannabis in Australia. Rather, the terpenes used by Soul Seed are derived from plants and fruits, and are combined with hemp seed oil to work together to produce a unique and beneficial blend of effects. 

Are terpenes addictive?

There is currently no evidence to suggest that terpenes are addictive. Terpenes are naturally occurring compounds found in many plants, including hemp, and are generally considered to be safe and non-toxic.

Will temperature affects the terpene blends?

Yes, temperature can have an impact on the terpene blends. Terpenes are volatile compounds that can be affected by changes in temperature, humidity, and other environmental factors.

It is recommended to store the terpene blend products below 25 C, and away from light. Prolonged high temperatures and exposure to light can cause the terpenes to decay, which will significantly reduce their effectiveness. 

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