Frequently asked questions

How many milligrams per serving?

The milligrams per serving, depends on strength of the tincture you purchase. For example, our 500 mg tincture serving size is 16 mg which is one dropper full. In the near future, we will also be adding a 1000mg tincture would be approximately 33 mg per dropper, and a 1500mg tincture has about 50mg per dropper full. If you're interested in a higher milligram bottle, please reach out to us at

Is there alcohol used in your tinctures?

Unlike many products on the market, our CBD Oil Tinctures are alcohol free. During the purification process, all solvents used in the manufacturing of the oils are completely taken out.

Can you tell me more about the tinctures?

Our tinctures are very fast acting. Once you take a serving it usually takes about 10 to 15 minutes to begin feeling the effects. You can up your serving quickly if you’re not feeling the desired effects. If you are new to CBD we recommend starting with the lowest dosage of .25 mg and up your dosage until you get the effect you are looking for. Many of our customers use 1/2 dropper full once or twice daily. Everyone has a different physiology and different needs so it's important to pay attention to how your body feels and adjust your dosage accordingly.

We currently carry the 500 mg tinctures, and we will soon be adding 1000 mg and 1500 mg tinctures to our line of CBD oils. If you are interested in a higher milligram bottle, reach out to us at We will put you on the waiting list and you will be the first to know when we are carrying the higher milligram tinctures.

We currently carry mint and citrus flavored tinctures, and we will soon have a natural flavor and lemon flavor tincture. Our mint flavor uses an organic olive oil as a base. Our citrus flavor uses an organic MCT oil.

Is the flavoring organic?

The flavor in our tinctures comes from certified organic essential oil.

Tell me more about the Softgels..

We really love our softgels which are formulated using a nano-emulsion technology that breaks down the oil to make it more bioavailable. This means it enters the body’s circulation system so it can be active in your system. In other words, you can absorb a smaller molecule better than a larger one, and that’s what the nano-emulsion process does.

The other important point is that the water soluble oil which is used in making our softgels, you can also absorb more of that than any other technology currently being used in the industry.

You can take one softgel in the morning for stress reduction support during the day, and if desired, you can also take one at night to help you feel more relaxed before bed

We will also be adding two other softgels to our product line in the future that we are very excited about. One with cbd and melatonin which is made to help fall asleep and stay asleep. The other softgel has CBD and added curcumin for its’ anti-inflammatory properties. If you are interested in CBD with melatonin or curcumin, reach out to us at to be put on the waiting list.

Do I take Softgels with or without food?

You can take softgels with or without food.

Are there dyes in the softgels?

There are no dyes used in our softgels; the color that is present in our softgels is it’s natural color.

What other type of ingredients are in the salve?

Our salves are made with all-natural ingredients. It is formulated with beeswax, lavender and eucalyptus essential oils, each with their own particular benefits. Did we mention it smells great too?

Tell me more about the salve.

Our CBD Salve is a topical product which is used to target specific area for pain or inflammation relief. Salve is made with phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil. Our manufacturer uses a proprietary plant strain which has been perfected over the course of 10 years which is high in CBD and low in THC and it goes through an additional purification process to remove all the THC. It is this purification process which makes the oil in our salve very special.

Is your salve vegan?

No, our salve is not vegan because it is made with beeswax.

Tell me more about the gummies.

Our gummies are extremely popular! They are vegan, they contain no corn syrup or artificial ingredients and are sweetened with apple juice, stevia, and agave. Each gummy has 20 mg CBD total with 10 mg CBD isolate, and 10mg PCR hemp which is phytocannabinoid rich hemp.

Our gummies are vegan, with no artificial dyes or coloring added and are also gluten free. The flavor of our gummies is a mix of apple and citrus.

How does CBD work?

CBD (cannabidiol) effects are a result of its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which is the system responsible for maintaining balance or homeostasis in the body. CBD impacts the ECS indirectly, through activation of outside receptors and interaction with enzymes.

Is there a difference between CBD and Hemp?

Hemp is a strain of cannabis plant specifically cannabis sativa. CBD is a molecular compound found in the cannabis plant’s extract. Don Leonardo Organics CBD is extracted from a proprietary strain of hemp known as PCR hemp, or phytocannabinoid-rich hemp. This proprietary strain is far richer in CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes than the basic hemp plant used by the vast majority of CBD companies on the market today.

What is the difference between hemp oil and CBD oil?

Hemp seed oil has some beneficial properties; however, hemp seed oil is very different from CBD oil. Hemp seed oil is produced by pressing the plant's seeds, and CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant’s flowers. Hemp oil does not contain cannabinoids such as CBD.

What is the difference between marijuana and hemp?

Hemp is a variety of cannabis known as cannabis sativa and is grown specifically to produce fiber used in clothing and other materials, oils, lotions, seeds and food products. Hemp contains very low levels of the psychoactive compound THC. Marijuana is the variety of cannabis sativa that has been bred specifically for its medical or psychoactive effects.

Can CBD benefit me if I'm healthy?

CBD oil is an all natural substance that is high in the compound CBD. CBD is one of many cannabinoids identified in cannabis which interacts with your body’s own regulatory systems to encourage balance and well being. The benefits of a CBD supplement wellness routine apply to everyone, whether you’re dealing with health issues or are in overall good health.

Will I fail a drug test?

Different drug tests have different levels of pass or fail, as well as different levels of accuracy. Our products are not expected to produce a positive result for THC. Don Leonardo Organics can not, and does not represent or warrant as to the results that any individual may experience, and advises you to consider the risks of incorrect detection prior to use of this product. Our lab results can be viewed here. If you have any questions, please send us an email to

Will CBD interfere with medications?

Always consult with your healthcare provicer if you are taking prescription medication.

What's different about Don Leonardo Organics CBD?

Mother Nature knows best, and we wanted products that are as pure as Nature orginially intended it to be. We chose an extraction partner which utilizes a gentle process that does not involve harsh solvents which can diminish beneficial compounds. This process captures the entire broad-spectrum of compounds from the hemp flower which contains the highest concentration of phytonutrients in the plant. All Don Leonardo Organics products are formulated for maximum potency, high absorbtion and higher bioavalibility to deliver the full benefits of phytocannabinoid rich hemp nutrition. It is this dedication to higher quality which sets us apart from most standard products on the market today

Which product should I choose?

The type of CBD you choose depends on the reason you want to take it and which format you like best. We personally like using our tinctures for overall well being benefits; however, you might need a product such as gummies that are easy to take on the go. It might take a couple of tries to find the perfect product for you.

What is the entourage effect?

Don Leonardo Organics offers only broad-spectrum products which contain a variety of cannabinoids, for example CBD, CBDA, terpenoids, and flavonoids from the hemp flower. as well as other beneficial compounds. These compounds work together and enhance the effects of all the compunds to produce what is known as the entourage effect. Non-broad or full spectrum products do not have the benefit of the entourage effect and will not be as effective.

Where is your hemp grown?

The phytocanniboid rich hemp used in Don Leonardo Organics products is grown in the USA.