CBD Product Effectiveness Chart

by educating customers, they can avoid purchasing mis-labelledIn an industry where laws are unclear, along with little to no regulations, I wanted to take the time to create this page and chart SPECIFICALLY with the CBD buyer/consumer in mind.   

In my humble opinion, what you will find below is perhaps, with emphasis on perhaps, the most direct, unbiased infographic chart the CBD industry has seen to date. 

I say “direct” and “unbiased” because this chart offers facts, not opinions, and you will not find any product promotion happening from me.

Well, not today at least. 😉

WHAT TO EXPECT

What you will find on this page today is our first piece of ongoing, continuous offerings of guidance and content all aimed towards protecting CBD consumers worldwide. 

As for the CBD Customer Protection Chart below, you will get a priceless tool of defense to help you avoid scams and overpaying as well as the knowledge needed to properly verify the difference between TRUE full-spectrum and what others are falsely claiming to be”full-spectrum” bus is actually broad spectrum. 

By finally offering this much-needed information to the public, I can only hope to see an industry push for the removal of the companies that are hurting, not helping. People vote with their dollar, and by educating consumers, we can help make the “wild wild west” CBD industry safer for all. 

This takes us to the next question and topic.

How Can This Chart Possibly Spark This Movement? 

With this chart, consumers worldwide now have a tool to “call out” the companies and products that are taking advantage of people’s wellbeing on a daily basis.  This chart is your weapon to completely understand the following:

  • TYPE – Learn the three types of CBD products sold and what is needed on the COA to verify what they are claiming on their labels.  You will know immediately if they are lying to you or not.

  • QUALITY – Based on the three types, you will learn how to find the highest quality and most effective products
  • MAX PRICE – NEVER PAY MORE than the MAX FAIR RETAIL price presented to you on the chart.  If you are paying more than what the chart suggests, you are overpaying.
  • PURCHASE TIPS –   Based on the type of CBD product (Full, Broad, or Pure), this column will give you extra guidance on how to execute your verification process to eliminate the bad from the good and the fake from the real.
  • CBD FACTS – This column is dedicated to sharing with you what is ACTUALLY happening in the CBD industry.  It will shock you. 

With these undeniable facts and a serious push for consumer protection as well as awareness of the negative side of such an amazing industry with unlimited wellness potential. I can only hope that this page, which is dedicated to the people, will light a fire for more regulations and additional medical research.

This is a beautiful industry and I’m tired of hearing stories of business owners being scammed by CBD brokers/manufactures and I’m absolutely livid to continually hear that the people who are looking for relief from debilitationg medical conditions are not receiving actual CBD, but are being sold synthetic versions and/or melatonin, K2, and Kratom spiked CBD products.

Thank you for your patience in staying with me by reading the above long introduction. 

So now, without further adieu, I’d like to present to you on behalf of our amazing Cannabidiol Life Team, your defense tool: our CBD CUSTOMER PROTECTION CHART.

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FINAL WORDS FROM THE AUTHOR & CANNABIDIOL LIFE FOUNDER.

Christopher Visser

Christopher Visser

Founder & CEO at Cannabidiol Life

I hope you enjoyed this CBD Customer Protection Chart above as it was just launched today (December 5, 2019).

My intention with the creation of this chart was to offer one of, if not THE most direct, comprehensive, and informative accumulation of CBD guidance for the people that need it most, the consumers. 

With that said, this CBD infographic and chart can absolutely be used by CBD business owners that need factual guidance on how to tell if a salesman working for any particular brand is telling the truth about their product.

This information is extremely important to know.

In my opinion, this information is simply a MUST-HAVE before anyone goes on the market to buy CBD for the first time. 

Without this information, I directly believe that 7 out of 10 first-time CBD buyers will end up overpaying or they will be misled into purchasing a broad spectrum CBD product because they didn’t know how to properly examine the COA for cannabinoids that need to be detected in order to qualify to be a TRUE Full Spectrum CBD oil. 

If you found this chart worthy of sharing, PLEASE DO!   You can click the share button at the bottom or on the left of your screens and please feel free to “hashtag” #CBDCustomerProtection so we can spark the movement of knowledge and the removal of the “weeds”. 

Let’s be great!

Healthy Regards,

Christopher Visser

How Long Does CBD Last?

How Long Does CBD Last?

This is an important question to ask for anyone that takes CBD, and especially someone who is trying it for the first time. Depending on the size of the subject, and the amount of CBD administered, results will vary.

On average, the effects of most CBD doses last from 2-4 hours. Of course just because you don’t necessarily feel anything strongly doesn’t mean that the CBD inside your body has stopped working nor has it exited your system. The human body stores CBD just like any other substance, and it naturally depletes as it is expelled.

This process is slow especially since CBD can be replenished through daily dosages. According to most MMJ doctors, CBD can take up to five days to exit the body entirely. Earlier it was discussed that body composition and CBD dose/potency influence how long it can take to feel the effects of CBD. This is also true for how long the body holds CBD.

Research has shown that even at 500mg of CBD per day, all traces from testing where gone within seven days. 

As for how long CBD takes to exit the human body, most experts site three to four days at maximum. It is reasonable however to assume that edibles like CBD gummies may take longer to process and exit due to digestive absorption.

 

Factors That May Influence Length Of Effect

CBD is fat-soluble, much like vitamins A, D, E, & K. So naturally the more fat present in a person’s body, the longer CBD will be stored. There are other factors at play too, and we will analyze a few.

 

The Method of Ingestion

How you take CBD will, of course, influences how long it stays in your system. CBD comes in many different forms. At Cannabidiol Life we have extracted in oils, gummies, and even bath bombs. Further in the article we will discuss each product category and analyze how long it will take for the body to feel the effects of CBD and to process/eliminate it.

 

Bodyweight

Earlier when it was said that CBD is fat-soluble, this meant that it is stored and processed within fat cells. With any supplement, vitamin, or nutrient that is fat-soluble body mass index or BMI comes into play. Someone with a low body weight that is in shape will metabolize or burn fat faster than someone that is more sedentary. With a lower BMI, CBD would stay in the body for less time, process more efficiently, and be expelled more quickly. CBD research is still in its infancy, but existing reports have demonstrated this to be true.

 

Lifestyle

If CBD is processed faster in someone with a lower BMI than it follows that an active lifestyle also would lead to CBD being processed faster, and expelled quicker. A higher metabolic rate means fat is being processed faster and consequently so is CBD. If one’s lifestyle includes plenty of fruits and vegetables, especially those high in fiber, it also would influence CBD being processed and expelled through the body faster. Water intake is another leading factor in processing anything in the body. The more water that runs its course through us, the faster we expel what we intake. Sleep also helps boosts the body’s metabolic rate, and thus would help to expel CBD more quickly. Ultimately anything that promotes an increase in the body’s metabolism will speed the processing and expulsion of CBD. 

 

The Frequency of Usage and Dosage

When trying to determine how long CBD will last in the human system, of course, the frequency to which someone doses and how much they make will influence how long it stays in their system. All human bodies contain fat cells in adipose tissue. Frequent use of CBD means that there’s a chance that some CBD will remain in their cells for longer. If the potency and frequency someone uses CBD are single servings per day, the longest it may remain is 4 days. For a moderate CBD user, this range may extend from 5 to 7 days. If one supplements CBD for a long time, then their system may retain traces of the compound can remain for 2 weeks. Anecdotal evidence points out that the more frequently someone uses CBD the longer it will take for the body to expel. In the same way that frequency plays a role, so does the strength of the dose. If one takes a large amount of CBD or CBD that is of a high concentration, it follows that the body will take a longer time to process it, and may retain more of it in their fat stores.

 

Biochemistry

There is an age-old adage that everyone’s body is different. An example of this is caffeine, one person may only need a cup of coffee per day to feel fulfilled while others may drink many cups to stay awake. Supplements like CBD are no different. One’s endocannabinoid system may react differently to CBD than what the average expectation is. This may influence the length CBD may take to process, effect, or exit the individual’s body. It is not known what specific biochemistry affects the ECS and CBD specifically, and therefore how long each person can expect CBD to remain in their system, but we can say that their internal environment does play a role.

 

CBD Delivery Methods and Duration of Effects Per Type.

Cannabidiol Life offers a wide array of CBD products to choose from. Depending on which product is used, CBD will last a longer or shorter amount of time in the body. We have compiled a chart that approximates the amount of time per product that one can expect for CBD effects to last. We also want to explore each type of CBD delivery method at length.

 

CBD Inhalation

Inhaling CBD is generally achieved through vapor. The products used to create CBD vapor come from CBD crystals, CBD wax, and CBD Vape Juice. Vaping is a form of smoking that heats the concentrate using a rig which creates the vapor that is inhaled. CBD’s effects when vaped are felt almost immediately. These products bypass the digestive processes and interact directly with the bloodstream. As the effects are immediate, their duration is also short, roughly thirty minutes to an hour. CBD used in this way exits the body relatively quickly.

 

CBD Ingestibles

CBD Edibles, CBD gummies, and CBD capsules (CBD gel capsules & CBD Isolate Capsules) are products infused with CBD in some way. Edibles and gummies are more food-based or may resemble a candy/treat. Examples from Cannabidiol Life are CBD caramels and CBD sour watermelons. Edibles can also be made at home from conventional means like brownies and cookies to more creative products like smoothies and butter. CBD Capsules are more traditional pill forms of the extract. Edibles and capsules must pass through the digestive system, which will cause the effects of CBD to be a delayed effect, typically an hour though maybe longer depending on one’s metabolic rate. This delay allows for slower processing of the cannabidiol. The effects of CBD generally last four to six hours, making this an excellent way to supplement with CBD for daily health and wellness. CBD processed in this way would exit the body more slowly.

 

CBD Oil is also ingested, but the product is not processed through the liver or digestive system. When the oil is placed under the tongue, it is absorbed through the mucous membrane, this is called sublingual absorption. The effects are typically experienced around thirty minutes and last for 2-4 hours. It is expelled from the body at a medium rate.

 

CBD Topicals & Skin Care  

Topicals are applied to the skin in different ways. Cannabidiol Life offers for instance CBD Soothe Balm and Mirasaj Massage Oil for direct skin application. Beauty wise we have a CBD Facial Serum or CBD Bath Bomb. Depending on what form of topical one uses it may take up to an hour to feel the full effects, which will last for typically more than 5 hours. CBD applied in this way will not reside in the body for very long.

Are CBD Products Legal?

As 2019 comes to a close, while much progress was made in terms of the cannabis legalization movement, many people who are unfamiliar with it still have questions regarding its legality.

In short, cannabidiol (CBD) is legal in all 50 states under specific conditions. The legality of CBD can vary from state to state and federally, but in general, the main determining factor is whether the CBD is derived from hemp or marijuana. Although there are still some legal grey areas, in general, the legal status of CBD has become more defined with the most recent reforms. Law enforcement in some areas may still enforce local laws that conflict with federal regulations, and when combined with a large amount of misinformation out there, many people may still have a skewed view on the legality of CBD going into 2020.

The Hemp Farming Act of 2018 was a bill that became law on December 20, 2018. It removed hemp (defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) from the Schedule I controlled substances list and made it an ordinary agricultural commodity.

 

Hemp Vs. Marijuana

Both the terms hemp and marijuana are actually just used to describe different varieties of cannabis, and both can produce large amounts of CBD. While the two are very similar, they are classified differently under the law. The main reason for this being that marijuana tends to produce more THC and is capable of getting a user high, whereas hemp strains generally are higher in CBD and do not give the user the same feelings of euphoria. Understanding this difference is crucial to understanding the legality of CBD.

As they are both members of the same plant family, hemp and marijuana share many visual similarities. In fact, unless someone is a cannabis expert, they might have a hard time telling the two apart in a side by side visual comparison. However, at a chemical level, the two plants have drastically different levels of THC.

Most hemp strains produce a negligible amount of THC. That amount is usually less than 0.3% and is not nearly enough for a user to experience any psychological effects. Marijuana, on the other hand, produces large amounts of THC, and because of this can induce mind-altering effects when consumed. That’s the primary reason why marijuana remains federally illegal in the United States, while hemp does not.

There are still some regulations that are required for hemp to be completely legal under federal law, however. Not everyone is simply permitted to grow and sell hemp in their backyard, for instance. First, the hemp must adhere to the shared state-federal regulations including the 0.3% THC regulation. Secondly, the hemp must be grown by a properly licensed grower.
Finally, the 2018 Farm Bill removed restrictions on the sale, transportation, and possession of hemp-derived CBD products and allowed for the transportation of hemp-derived CBD products across state lines as long as the products follow the federal regulations listed above.

 

CBD Legal States

Now that we’ve discussed the legality of the two primary sources of CBD, we should take a moment to explore the laws of CBD derived from hemp versus CBD derived from marijuana, and how related laws vary from state to state.

While hemp-derived CBD is federally legal, as long as it adheres to the law, marijuana-derived CBD is a bit more complicated because it is derived from a plant that is still largely illegal.

States such as California and Colorado have looser marijuana laws and have legislated that marijuana is, in fact, legal for recreational use. As a result of this law, so is marijuana-derived CBD in these areas.

Other states only allow marijuana-derived CBD usage under certain conditions, such as when a person has a prescription for a specific medical condition, while some states still strictly prohibit it outright.

 

CBD Legal States

Now that we’ve discussed the legality of the two primary sources of CBD, we should take a moment to explore the laws of CBD derived from hemp versus CBD derived from marijuana, and how related laws vary from state to state.

While hemp-derived CBD is federally legal, as long as it adheres to the law, marijuana-derived CBD is a bit more complicated because it is derived from a plant that is still largely illegal.

States such as California and Colorado have looser marijuana laws and have legislated that marijuana is, in fact, legal for recreational use. As a result of this law, so is marijuana-derived CBD in these areas.

Other states only allow marijuana-derived CBD usage under certain conditions, such as when a person has a prescription for a specific medical condition, while some states still strictly prohibit it outright.

 

What Do CBD Gummies Do?

What Do CBD Gummies Do?

CBD gummies act on the human body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), naturally present in all mammals, which helps promote bodily “homeostasis” or a balanced state of well being. 

Of all the CBD products on the market, CBD gummies are probably the most popular, but why? Well, in addition to tasting great, CBD gummies are a fantastic way to get your daily recommended dose of CBD in one discreet and delicious package!

These edibles are typically produced the same way as regular gummies, except that they are generally infused with CBD oil. Typically, CBD oil is extracted from cannabis plants with low THC content and a high concentration of CBD, or cannabidiol. CBD products do make the user feel ‘high’ like medicinal marijuana does, but they still provide the curative benefits of cannabis.

What is CBD?

For those that are not aware, CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is a chemical compound that is commonly found in cannabis plants. It can be extracted from both marijuana and hemp plants and can be made into edibles, tinctures, body oils, salves, balms, and more.

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Generally speaking, industrial hemp is used for CBD oil extraction, as opposed to marijuana. This is because hemp typically contains only small traces of THC. CBD is federally legal in all 50 states, but the THC content must be less than 0.3% in states that have not legalized the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. Cannabidiol is easy to extract because it dominates the cannabis plant’s genetic profile.

Due to recent legislation making industrial hemp legal, many scientists are now engaged in new research to study the numerous positive effects of cannabidiol on our physical and mental well-being. Some researchers even believe that CBD could be the most important cannabinoid ever discovered.  Currently, there is only one cannabidiol based drug approved by the FDA, but with luck, new groundbreaking studies will conclusively prove the medical benefits of this compound once and for all for a host of conditions.

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How Do CBD Gummies Work?

Cannabinoids interact with receptors in the human body to regulate a number of functions such as mood, appetite, pain, sleep and the stress response. These receptors make up what’s known as the endocannabinoid system, or ECS for short. The ECS was discovered in the late 1980s and appears to promote harmony or synergy among our body’s other systems, such as the nervous and digestive.  This process is known as homeostasis and is considered the main factor in the overall balance between the body’s various systems.

Some people who use CBD gummies as an alternative to certain medications, or other treatments with negative side effects, are claiming amazing results. People use CBD for conditions like chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders. In fact, cannabis has so many potential uses as a relief supplement, it’s now being hailed as a “miracle plant” by a growing number of patients.

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In reality, there’s nothing miraculous about these gummies compared to any other CBD supplement, but they have had incredible results for some people. Just check our reviews here! Many civilizations have been using cannabis for thousands of years as a remedy for various conditions. Now CBD alone is showing the same promising results. CBD gummies and other edibles may even become the next big breakthrough in physical and mental health.

 

CBD Cartridges VS. CBD Vape Cartridges

CBD Cartridges VS. CBD Vape Cartridges

CBD Cartridges are either pre-filled tanks or self-contained pens of measured CBD vape juice, that are meant to be disposed of once finished.

CBD Vape Cartridges are refillable units that are compatible with different rechargeable vaping devices on the market.

Both are easy to use, might feature rechargeability, and depending on the vendor provide a total amount of CBD in the liquid used to fill.

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a compound that is found in the cannabis plant. It can be used as a supplement in food, to help improve function in various systems of the body, and to help support a healthy lifestyle. As CBD and related products continue to gain more popularity, the number of ways to take them is also increasing.

Generally, CBD oil is taken by administering the oil beneath the tongue. However, some individuals find the taste of CBD oil unpleasant, bitter, or earthy. CBD vaping offers a fast, effective, and delicious method to absorb CBD as an alternative. 

To vape CBD, you need a CBD cartridge or CBD vape cartridge, but what exactly is the difference? 

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What is a CBD Cartridge?

A CBD cartridge is a slim, disposable e-cig tank that contains CBD e-liquid. The CBD cartridge connects to a standard 510 battery pen base, which makes it possible for the individual to easily vape CBD. The base is often charged via usb.

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WHAT IS A CBD VAPE CARTRIDGE?

A CBD vape cartridge is a heating chamber which is inserted into the vape pen. CBD vape cartridges often come pre-filled and are refillable. The CBD cartridge can also be referred to as a pod. They are compatible with other popular devices such as the Smok.

 

Differences Between CBD Cartridges and CBD Vape Cartridges

REUSABILITY

CBD cartridge charge bases are reusable.  Some pens and cartridges are a single unit however and are meant to be disposed of when the liquid is used.

CBD vape cartridges are refillable. After a certain amount of use, they are meant to be replaced with a new pod. 

RECHARGEABILITY

CBD cartridges may feature USB charging functionality, but not if they are a single pen unit. Usually, the unit uses a small standard 510 battery that can be recharged a few times.

CBD vape cartridge bases are rechargeable are always rechargeable, but the unit itself is just a refillable pod.

EASE OF USE

CBD cartridges are easy to use.
Purchasing a pre-filled disposable pen provides you with an easy way to enter
the world of vaping.

CBD vape cartridges are discrete. Since it heats the oil only to vaporize it, there is no lingering smoke, instead only a light vapor that quickly dissipates with little to no odor.

CONTROLLED OR TITRATED

CBD cartridges do not have this control feature. You may end up taking too much or too little as a result. Although overdosing on CBD is considered impossible, consuming more than you
need to can lead to increased tolerance. This could eventually lead to desensitization causing you to need to increase your dosage to receive the same benefits.

CBD vape cartridges are unique as they often come in titrated doses. A typical CBD vape cartridge, which contains about 100 mg of CBD, delivers approximately 1-2 mg of CBD with each puff, making it easy to control the amount of CBD inhale.

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Both types of cartridges offer a mess-free and healthy alternative to smoking raw plant material, such as hemp flower, to access CBD. Using a CBD cartridge or CBD vape cartridge makes it possible for you vape at home and on the go. The above comparison should help you determine your ideal choice for CBD vaping.

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CBD Gummies VS. THC Gummies

CBD Gummies VS. THC Gummies

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a sister cannabinoid to THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol. Both have been shown to potentially help with many health issues. CBD may be more beneficial to those that find the “high” of THC uncomfortable. This article will help you decide which gummy supplement is right for you. 

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As the legality of marijuana and other cannabis-based products continues to increase, consumers are becoming more selective, and cautious, with their choices. Specifically, when it comes to choices regarding CBD (Cannabidiol), and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol); the two natural compounds found in plants belonging to the Cannabis genus.

According to Dr. Perry Solomon, CMO at HelloMD, a cannabis plant has more than one hundred chemical compounds. The primary compounds are called cannabinoids, or phyto-cannabinoids. The others are known as endo-cannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are also found naturally in the human body. In fact, there is an entire system in our body dedicated to interacting with cannabinoids known as the endocannabinoid system, or ECS.

CBD is the main compound sourced from hemp plants that is known to potentially help with many negative conditions. Several studies show that CBD may help reduce symptoms from neuropathic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and may have other beneficial effects as well. Per the WHO, CBD has also been found to be potentially effective in reducing symptoms from several major diseases and ailments. This article will focus primarily on the difference between CBD Gummies and THC Gummies.

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Cannabinoid Origins

CBD is obtained primarily from industrial hemp. Hemp plants are cannabis plants typically containing less than 0.3 percent THC. On the other hand, marijuana plants are cannabis plants containing excessive amounts of THC. CBD is available in the form of gummies, gels, supplements, oils, extracts and more.

THC is the key psychotropic compound found in marijuana that yields the sensation of being high. It is usually taken by smoking marijuana, however THC comes in various forms like tinctures, edibles, oils, and capsules as well. Both of these compounds interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system, but their effects are drastically different. 

Cannabinoid Molecular Structure

CBD and THC have a similar molecular structure: Both contain 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. However, there is a small difference in the way atoms are organized, which is the main reason behind the difference in their effects.

Both CBD and THC gummies are chemically similar to our body’s natural endocannabinoids, which helps them interact with our cannabinoid receptors. Such interactions impact the emission of neurotransmitters in the brain. Neurotransmitters are those chemicals that relay the messages among cells and play a key role in immune function, pain, stress, and sleep responses.

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The Psychoactive Elements

CBD and THC have different psychotropic effects as well. CBD doesn’t cause the user to feel “high” like THC does, but can still promote feelings of relaxation or calm. THC bonds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in our brain, causing a sense of euphoria. On the other hand, CBD binds weakly, if at all, to CB1 receptors which may interfere with the THC binding and reduce the psychotropic effects.

Legal Concerns

Across the world, cannabis related laws and regulations are rapidly evolving. This is especially  true in the United States. THC and marijuana are included in the list of controlled substances, so they’re banned under federal law. However, some states have changed cannabis-related laws and regulations to make the use of medical marijuana legal. In this case, marijuana could be prescribed by a licensed physician.

Additionally, a few states have sanctioned the recreational use of marijuana. CBD, on the other hand, is federally legal across all 50 states. Before you attempt to buy products containing CBD or THC, it is advisable to get accurate information regarding your state’s laws. If you have cannabis-related products in a state where they’re unlawful, or don’t have a valid medical prescription in states where such products are legal, you may encounter legal penalties. For more information about THC Gummies, visit www.THCGummies.com.

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Positive Medical Effects

CBD and THC are known to potentially provide medical benefits to users. However, some people prefer using CBD over THC, since it typically does not result in side effects. The Food and Drug Administration accepted Epidiolex, as first prescription medicine to contain CBD. It’s mainly used to treat two rare types of childhood epilepsy.

CBD may potentially help with various other conditions, such as: Seizures, Inflammation, Pain, Nausea, Migraine, Depression, Anxiety, Psychosis. THC can potentially help with conditions like: Pain, Muscle Spasms, Glaucoma, Insomnia, Low Appetite, Nausea, and Anxiety.

Adverse Medical Effects 

CBD can be tolerated well, even when used in high doses. Research suggests that if any side effects occur with CBD use, it is likely to be the outcome of drug-to-drug interactions between CBD and other medicines a person may be consuming. 

THC leads to temporary side effects, like: Increased Heart Rate, Coordination Problems, Dry Mouth, Red Eyes, Slower Reaction Times, Memory Loss. Neither of these compounds is fatal. However, there is speculation that high THC dosing may cause long-term negative psychiatric effects. This is particularly true for teenagers, whose brains are still developing. Using THC in excess increases risk for a few psychiatric disorders, like schizophrenia.

Both CBD and THC gummies have been shown to potentially have certain medical benefits. In terms of negative side effects, they’re also both considered to be mild. Still, it’s a good idea to always consult with your doctor before taking cannabinoids in order to minimize the risk of negative drug interactions with any medicines you may be taking.

What Are CBD Gummies?

What Are CBD Gummies?

CBD Gummies are a gelatin based edible, created with water or juice, sweetener, and other additives (like cannabidiol or CBD). Gummies come in different sizes, flavors, and potencies.

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Everyone seems to be catching on to the trend of CBD, you’ll find it in households around America. From CBD topicals and facial creams in beauty shops, to oils and edibles in local markets. The range of CBD’s product application can be surprising. 

Perhaps the most popular form of delivery method for CBD though is gummies, a gelatin based edible. Since gummies are so popular, we would like our patrons to gain a better understanding of them to better decide if they are the right fit for their supplement needs.

CBD Gummies General Info

Thanks to the latest Farm Bill of 2018, industrial hemp and its harvesting (plus by-products) have become Federally legal in the U.S. This legislation has allowed CBD to become the goto cannabinoid for research and for consumers struggling with different disorders. We have compiled CBD research studies and summaries on over 50+ health conditions here.

With the promising early results attributed to CBD, many have begun using it daily for health and wellness. For Cannabidiol Life, we have found our gummies to be the top seller. We think this has something to do with their taste. Our gummy bears come in a variety of bright juicy flavors with a nice bite. Our bears and sour melons specifically have a very lite hemp or plant flavor, offering an excellent treat like supplement alternative. For the purists however, our vegan gummies have a stronger taste of hemp infusion.

Many vitamins and supplements today offer a gelatin based version, I know for one fish oil gummies are way better than the pills or liquid!

The other benefit of an edible is the lack of needing to measure out a tincture oil or an applied topical to accurately dose CBD, especially on the go or in a hurry.

The familiarity, taste, and treat like nature of a gummy might also help remind you to use it!

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Full Spectrum Gummies vs. Broad or THC-Free

Most gummy supplements contain the same ingredients found in candies like gelatin, sugar, and added flavors. Gummies have the ability to change shape, size, flavor, strength, and contents to suit the consumer’s needs. Gummies made with CBD isolate offer a THC free option, since isolate is purely the one cannabinoid with nothing else extracted or present.

Gummies made with full spectrum oil contain the cannabinoids present when extracted, including small amounts of THC, and offer a more rounded and often stronger herbal flavor. CBD gummies using hemp extract will generally always contain less than 0.3% THC, making it legal for products sold online and delivered coast to coast. It is important to verify this with your retailer and look at their certificates and lab test results for their products. Broad Spectrum gummies only have selected cannabinoids and terpenes in their ingredients.

What to Know before you buy

All Cannabidiol Gummies should be manufactured in a controlled, clean, and safety approved facility. If the gummies are not being produced in such a place, cleanliness is absolutely an issue. 

Another important fact is knowing that CBD gummies are 100% legal under any of the following conditions:

Your state is recreationally legal for the consumption of THC.

The CBD used in the gummies is extracted from hemp.

Your THC or CBD is prescribed by a medical professional.

The different types online

Realistically this is a list that could go on forever. If a company has the machine to make gummies, they can come in all shapes and sizes, flavors and potencies. With that said, below we made a list of the Top 5 most common and best CBD gummies for sale.

  • CBD gummy bears
  • CBD sour gummies
  • CBD-rich gummy slabs
  • Vegan and gluten free gummies
  • Full Spectrum Gummies or Broad Spectrum
  • Gummies that are designed for specific conditions, like CBD gummies for anxiety or pain
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How to Make CBD Gummies

How to Make CBD Gummies

INGREDIENTS:

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. Pour 1/2 cup of juice into a saucepan set on low heat.
  2. Add the sweetener and CBD of choice.
  3. Add the gelatin.
  4. Wisk unti above products fully dissolve (not grainy) and then remove from heat.
  5. Using a dropper add mix into the mold.
  6. Place in the fridge until solid, approximately 1 hour.

Using the molds linked above will yield approx. 125 gummies at (+/-) 25mg CBD per piece.

Did you know its possible to make your own CBD gummies at home with just a few ingredients? We are proud to present this easy to make CBD gummy recipe to our Cannabidiol Life family. The above short summary also has links to all products used. 

One important decision to make beforehand is whether or not the gummies you wish to produce will be full spectrum or pure CBD (no THC). Full spectrum gummies will want a high quality CBD oil, for pure CBD gummies you’ll need isolate. 

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Besides the main ingredients, you’ll also want to purchase in advance gummy bear molds and droppers. Using the molds linked above will yield approx. 125 gummies at (+/-) 25mg CBD / piece.

Recipe for: Homemade CBD gummy bears with fruit juice and honey

  • 1/2 cup of juice, preferably clear fruit juices
  • 1 tablespoon honey (other sweeteners of choice may be used, but add to taste!)
  • 2 & 1/3 tablespoons gelatin
  • 70mL of CBD oil for homemade Full Spectrum gummies or 3.5G of isolate for THC Free gummies
  • gummy bear molds
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Instructions

  • Pour 1/2 cup juice into a sauce pan set on low heat.
  • Add CBD and sweetener of choice.
  • Add the gelatin.
  • Wisk until all products are dissolved in the liquid and then remove the pan from heat.
  • Using a dropper, add mixture into your mold.
  • Place in the fridge for at least an hour to cool and shape. 

Recipe Notes

You can substitute honey for maple syrup, stevia drops, etc. Taste test a small amount for sweetness to your liking.

If you would like to make a vegan gummy, vegan gelatin Druid’s Grove is an excellent replacement.

Keep gummies in the refrigerator and they should last at least one week. 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Calories: 27, Sodium: 5mg, Potassium: 20mg, Carbohydrates: 5g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin C: 0.2%. CBD: approx. 25mg per gummy.

Other Sweetener OptionS

We feel that keeping gummies as natural as possible is important. We recommend, for those willing to go the extra step, to purchase a juicer and make fresh juices. This cuts down on store bought product’s reliance on artificial sweeteners and additives. For store bought juice we love the brand Simply, but really any juice could work well enough, just make sure they are pulp free.

If you need to use real sugar in a pinch it is best to add small half teaspoons at a time and adjust according to sweetness preferences. If you prefer a sugar substitute like Stevia, only the liquid drops will work (not powder). Syrups like agave and maple work just fine though the flavor may be strong so adjust measurements again according to taste.

Storage

You can store the gummies in their molds or any other container just make sure they are covered. It is also important to remember that since these gummies are CBD infused, it is preferable they remain in a cool and dark place, away from direct sunlight.

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What is CBD Oil?

What is CBD Oil?

CBD Oil is a viscous liquid that contains concentrated extracts of cannabidiol (CBD), a chemical compound secreted by cannabis flowers.

CBD is the second most common cannabinoid out of the 113 that make up the genetic structure of hemp and cannabis plants. Oil concentrations change depending on the manufacturer’s intent and state sales laws. Some oil labels specialize the concentrations with terms like full spectrum or broad spectrum.

A full spectrum oil will contain all naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes present at the time of extraction. Broad spectrum oil’s make up changes depending on additives and carrier oils. Cannabidiol is also non-psychotropic.  Meaning, you will NOT experience the infamous, euphoric type of high that is associated with cannabis oils rich in THC.

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Learn More: CBD Laws By State

Our “CBD Near Me” page, provides a one-stop informational resource to all your state-specific CBD and marijuana needs.

How is CBD oil made?

The hemp plant is part of the cannabis sativa family generally chosen for CBD extraction because it produces high volumes of the cannabinoid. Hemp plants are also coincidently very low producers of THC. Plant quality selection is very important, the less processed the plant is the more its natural properties are preserved.

When CBD is sold in oil it is either pure extracted cannabis oil or isolated powder which is then often combined with a carrier oil like coconut or MCT. The extraction method for CBD varies significantly, and below is a short overview of the most common processes.

CO2 Extraction

This style of extraction uses “supercritical,” a state of combined semi-liquid and semi-gas, carbon dioxide to pull the plant’s phytochemicals. This supercritical state is ideal because it allows the carbon dioxide to move and dissolve plant material in both forms. The process generally follows this method using a specialized machine.

First, the carbon dioxide is prepared by rendering it with intense pressure and cold then raised to supercritical with heat. Then the CO^2 passes through the sourced cannabis plants and collects extracts. Last, this extract combination is exposed to low pressure which separates plant extract from the CO^2, which yields the finished cannabis oil.

This process tends to produce oil that is very safe for consumption if done in a sterile environment. It also is very exact in its manufacturing. As a vendor, it is important to be aware that this is a very expensive process and machine which requires advanced chemist expertise.

Solvent Extraction

This extraction method is very basic, it’s so simple it can be done even from home. Using a base solvent, the most popular being ethanol, harvested cannabis plants are exposed and left to stir and marinate. This time of marination allows the base to slowly dissolve the plant materials and bind with them.

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This mixture is then drained and slowly turned over heat until the ethanol evaporates leaving the oil. Beyond being relatively straightforward, this production method is very cost-effective. The main concerns, however, are that a base like ethanol is very flammable and that overheating cannabinoids can denature them.

Dry Ice or Ice Water Method

This form of extraction creates a powder resin commonly referred known as “bubble hash.” This method has been improved upon and varied from expert to expert, but the steps are generally the same. First, the harvested cannabis plant pieces are finely cut and then added to ice (or dry ice).

Next, water is added and the mixture is sieved through micron mesh bags to weed out impurities and plant byproduct from the forming extract multiple times. Lastly, the water is drained and the product is left to dry. This process produces relatively large amounts of plant extract but is labor intensive.

Oil Extraction

This method of making CBD is becoming increasingly popular. It entails the use of carrier oil to extract CBD oil. Currently, olive oil is commonly used during the process. The method is becoming increasingly popular because of the added benefits of the olive oil nutrients and the fact that it eliminates the unwanted residues.

This technique’s results are different than the other mentioned extraction methods. The process will produce infused oil, not pure cannabis extract. Cooking oil, usually olive oil, is combined with the cannabis material being used and is warmed for hours then strained. The only drawback to this process is that the CBD will be consequently diluted.

What Does CBD Stand For In CBD Oil?

What Does CBD Stand For In CBD Oil?

CBD stands for cannabidiol, a naturally occurring chemical compound produced by     cannabis sativa plants.

The most common forms of cannabis sativa are marijuana and hemp. Cannabinoids are produced by these plants predominantly as a resin. There are many forms of cannabinoid, the most commonly discussed in the industry are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).Other strains are also being isolated for sale because each affects the body’s endocannabinoid system differently.

Some like THC cause the feeling of euphoria or “high” that contributes to it being considered a drug. CBD lessens neurological pain and helps to stimulate the parasympathetic nervous system to bring about a relaxed state. CBD oil itself also has many industry synonyms or nicknames, as well as, interesting but confusing terms associated with it like “full spectrum” and “broad spectrum.”

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Industry synonyms or nicknames associated with CBD Oil

Cannabidiol oil, better known as CBD oil, has obtained several names over this past year and we’d like to bring all of these to your attention. You can expect to find any of these names below:

  • Hemp CBD-Rich Oil
  • CBD Infused Oil
  • CBD Hemp Oil
  • Pure CBD Oil
  • Gold CBD Oil
  • Industrial Hemp CBD Oil Extract

Now that the names have been verified, it’s important that you are aware of the hundreds of medical studies that have shown cannabinoids and CBD oil to potentially offer a wide variety of health benefits. We bold the word “potentially” because Cannabidiol is NOT to be considered a potentially relievement, NOR a cure for any condition or illness.

What is Full Spectrum CBD oil?

Full spectrum is a term associated with cannabidiol oil that has been minimally processed. A full spectrum oil will contain all the cannabinoids and terpenes naturally occurring in the plant at the time of extraction, they are not artificially removed. A full spectrum oil is widely recognized as the highest quality because of what is known as the entourage effect.

The entourage effect is where the other cannabinoids and terpenes present help the CBD be more potent and deliverable to the bodies receptors. While a commonly used term, a pure full spectrum oil is virtually impossible. All CBD oil products contain a carrier oil like coconut or MCT, which dilutes and changes the purity levels. While it is true the CBD extract is unadulterated, adding any other element will affect the makeup of the original.

What is Broad Spectrum CBD oil?

Broad spectrum means the purity levels of the CBD oil in terms of other cannabinoids and terpenes will fluctuate. It is possible that the extraction method, flavoring additive, or carrier oil has minimized or in some cases even removed a trace element that was present in the initial full spectrum hemp extract.

It is also possible that the oil has been combined with isolate to enhance the levels of CBD to be of a higher dose than what the initial extract contained. While it may sound strange, broad spectrum is actually the majority of oils on the market despite claims. Remember to substantiate a products claims through its certificate of authenticity and potency tests.

CBD Oil Benefits

CBD Oil Benefits

CBD & other cannabinoids, like THC, have shown promise in scientific studies to potentially help relieve symptoms from over fifty specific health conditions. 

Hundreds of studies have been conducted on Cannabinoids, the Endocannabinoid System, Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in order to try a figure out if this organic plant can actually change the world.

Here is a brief summary for some of the health conditions CBD oil has shown to potentially aid in studies:

Reduction of Anxiety and Depression

The World Health Organization reports that depression is the single largest contribution to mental disability, while anxiety disorder is ranked sixth. Authors of a review from Neurotherapeutics found that CBD oil potentially helped to reduce the symptoms of anxiety and other similar disorders. The authors noted that current treatments for these disorders may lead to additional symptoms and side effects. No definitive evidence currently links CBD with adverse side effects. According to the review, CBD may help anxiety-related behaviors in people with conditions such as:

  • post-traumatic stress disorder
  • general anxiety disorder
  • panic disorder
  • social anxiety disorder
  • obsessive-compulsive disorder
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Neuroprotective Properties

It is believed that CBD has the potential to act on the endocannabinoid system, and other brain signaling systems in ways that may be beneficial to patients with neurological disorders.

Sativex is an oral spray containing CBD and has been earmarked as a productive and safe way to reduce muscle spasticity in people with multiple sclerosis. Studies have shown that Sativex reduced spasms in 75 percent of 276 people with multiple sclerosis experiencing medication-resistant muscle spasticity.

Cancer Related Symptoms

CBD’s usefulness as an anti-inflammatory is a promising application. CBD may aid in the reduction of cancer-related symptoms and the side effects related to cancer medication. Authors of a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology found potential evidence that CBD significantly helped to prevent the spread of cancer. The researchers noted that the compound tends to suppress the growth of cancer cells and promote their destruction. 

Chronic Pain

Scientists have discovered that certain components of marijuana, including CBD, can potentially contribute to pain relief. The human body contains a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS) that regulates a variety of bodily functions including sleep, appetite, pain, and immune system response. The body produces endocannabinoids, neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors in your nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with neurotransmitters.

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We have compiled the largest and most current CBD studies and results for over 50 conditions. You won’t find this info compiled in one place anywhere else. You will be learning straight from Doctors and researchers themselves.

A Healthy Heart

Heart conditions such as stroke, metabolic syndrome, and heart attack are generally caused by high blood pressure and other factors. CBD has shown potential to lower blood pressure, reduce stress and help with the symptoms of anxiety. Preventative action with CBD has even shown potential to help provide benefits for the heart and circulatory system. 

Fighting Addiction

A pilot study published in Addictive Behaviors found that smokers who used inhalers containing CBD smoked fewer cigarettes than usual and had no further cravings for nicotine. A similar review, published in Neurotherapeutics found that CBD may be a promising alternative for people with opioid addiction disorders.

Acne Reduction

Acne is known to be caused by factors including genetics, bacteria, underlying inflammation and overproduction of oily secretions by the sebaceous glands in the skin. A 2014 study published by the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD oil may be able to help with acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to inhibit the production of sebum. 

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Diabetes Prevention

Diabetic mice that were administered with CBD showed reduced incidences of diabetic symptoms and inflammation by 56%. Research published in 2016 by Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation found that CBD may ease inflammation in the pancreas. A paper presented in the same year in Lisbon, Portugal, also suggested that CBD may reduce inflammation and protect against, or delay, the development of type 1 diabetes.

Alzheimer’s Disease

Initial research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that CBD was potentially able to prevent the development of social recognition deficit in participants. CBD showed potential to help people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s retain the ability to recognize faces of people that they knew for longer.

Strong Evidence for Epilepsy Relief

CBD oil has shown the ability to potentially help reduce seizures in children with Dravet syndrome, a rare form of childhood epilepsy. After researching the safety and effectiveness of CBD oil for epilepsy, the FDA approved the use of CBD (Epidiolex) for two rare conditions characterized by epileptic seizures in 2018.

EPIDIOLEX CBD Oil Benefits

Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), a condition that appears between the ages of 3 and 5 years and involves different kinds of seizures

Dravet syndrome (DS), a rare genetic condition that appears in the first year of life and involves frequent, fever-related seizures

The types of seizures that characterize LGS or DS are difficult to control with medication. Findings suggested that CBD may also potentially help with many complications linked to epilepsy, such as neurodegeneration, neuronal injury, and psychiatric diseases.

What Is HPLC?

What Is High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)?

In order to fully understand High-Performance Liquid Chromatography or HPLC for short, it is necessary to have a basic understanding of Liquid Chromatography.

Liquid Chromatography is a technique often performed in a lab, that is used to separate a mixture in order to measure its components, as well as test for potency of a particular substance. How this process works is somewhat complicated, however, it put it simply, the mixture is first dissolved in a fluid. Once the mixture has been dissolved into liquid form, it becomes mobile, hence this is known as the mobile phase. At this point, the liquid is then transferred through a machine that contains another material, which is used to separate the components of the mixture. As the liquid passes through the separating material different compounds begin to move at different rates. This is what’s known as the stationary phase, as the separating material remains stationary while the liquid mixture passes through it. When the different compounds in the mixture travel through at different speeds it causes them to separate. HPLC is based directly on this technique.

HPLC is different from traditional liquid chromatography because high pressure is required. Ordinary liquid chromatography generally uses gravity to pass the mobile phase through a column in order to separate the mixture. The earliest experiments done in this way date back to the 1900’s. The process is time-consuming, and also limited, due to restrictions in the size of particles that can be used for separation using gravity alone.

It was not until the 1960s, when it was predicted by Cal Giddings, Josef Huber, and others, that LC could be operated in a high-efficiency mode by using pressure to increase velocity in the mobile phase. After extensive experimentation with pressure, High-Pressure Liquid Chromatography or HPLC was born. The name has since been changed to High-Performance Liquid Chromatography due to further technological advances, but the acronym remains the same. Comparatively to LC, HPLC is superior in its ability to separate different compounds in mixtures, which makes it a more powerful technique.

HPLC is currently one of the most popular methods used in analytical chemistry to separate, identify, and measure different compounds present in samples. This technique will work on almost anything, so long as it can be dissolved into a liquid.

In the modern world, the technology has advanced to such a degree, that trace amounts of a compound can be detected in a mixture even as low as parts per trillion (or ppt). Today, HPLC can be applied to just about anything, including food, pharmaceutical drugs, nutraceutical supplements, cosmetic products, forensic samples, and industrial chemicals. HPLC is also used in the manufacturing of certain products, for drug testing purposes, and even in scientific and medical research.

HPLC instruments come in many forms, but generally all include a degasser, sampler, pumps, and a detector. The sampler brings the mixture into the mobile phase stream, which carries it into a column where the stationary phase is located. The pumps then deliver the desired pressure necessary to push the mobile phase through the column. The detector is needed to see the separated compounds as they exit from the column. It then generates a signal that is directly proportional to the amount of mixture emerging from the column, which allows the different compounds in the sample to be measured. Often, a computer is used control the HPLC instrument, and for data analysis of the sample. The data that is generated by the detector is then transferred to the computer which creates a reading. This reading is known as a chromatogram. Many HPLC instruments also have an oven that allows for the adjustment in temperature, if necessary, to perform the separation of certain materials. The choice of which components to use in the mobile phase vary. Additives like salts or acids are sometimes used based on the nature of the sample if it helps to break it down. Often a series of trial runs are performed with a sample in order to find the best HPLC method for separating a particular substance. When all is said and done, the mobile phase exits the detector and is either sent to waste management, or collected as desired.

Obviously, this explanation of HPLC is very basic and further research can be done if one is generally interested in learning more about the various aspects of, and techniques involved with chromatography. There are methods that are even more advanced such as Ultra High Performance Liquid Chromatography or UHPLC, which has a higher throughput rate as well as faster run times than traditional HPLC. Many laboratories now have a combination of both HPLC and UHPLC systems for their liquid chromatography needs.

Finally, if you are interested in having your product or substance tested using HPLC, we offer this service at Cannabidiol Life. Please click here, or contact us at…CBDPotencyTester.com

Full Spectrum CBD Vape Vs. CBD Isolate Vape

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CBD ISOLATE VS. Full Spectrum CBD OIL

          Research has singled out cannabinoid (CBD) as the most important constituent of cannabis concerning therapeutic and medicinal uses. Naturally, this discovery has led to the theory that it would be best to use a substance that contains only CBD isolate, rather than full spectrum CBD, which contains the cannabinoid together with some other compounds. However, research and experience have shown that this may not be entirely true. If you are trying to choose between full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate, this article will provide you with what you need to know in order to make an informed decision.

The cannabis industry is currently one of the fastest growing industries. It is evident that this is happening because people are becoming aware of the many benefits of cannabis. Beyond the psychotropic effects, scientists have discovered that some constituents of cannabis have medicinal and therapeutic uses. There are numerous, verifiable reports, of patients who have used cannabis products to alleviate their symptoms and conditions. People with conditions such as anxiety, insomnia, and depression have reported notable improvements due to the use of cannabis-based products.

What Are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the compounds found in cannabis. They are produced naturally in the resin of the plant. Cannabinoids are known to affect the human brain in a way that is very similar to how drugs and other forms of medication work. CBD causes changes in the human nervous system that lead to pain relief and other benefits.

A well-known constituent of CBD is THC. THC is popular for its ability to produce an instant psychotropic effect. It is the constituent of cannabis that is responsible for users feeling “high.”

How Do Cannabinoids Work?

In the last 20 years, research has shown that there are cannabinoid receptors in the human brain and nerves. This means that there are constituents of the brain and nervous system that are individually wired to activate only when they come in contact with cannabinoids. They are like tiny devices that only unlock when cannabinoid is entered as the password.

The body responds in different ways, depending on the parts of the nervous system affected, and the constituent of the CBD that comes in contact with it. Generally speaking, the parts of the human nervous system that have cannabinoid receptors include the parts of the brain involved in feeling pain, memory, limb coordination, and problem-solving. If THC comes in contact with these receptors, the person starts to feel “high,” but if CBD interacts with these parts, the person may feel pain relief.

Therefore, the feelings and sensations you have when you vape cannabinoids are a combination of the different effects of the constituents of the compound.

Since we are born with these cannabinoid receptors, it’s safe to say that cannabinoids have a role to play in our entire body functioning. Additionally, the endocannabinoid system in our bodies provides hormones and other chemicals needed for the cannabinoid receptors to function at full capacity.

Medical and Therapeutic Uses of CBD

Although much research is still necessary, current findings have revealed a lot of benefits of using cannabidiol (CBD). I will enumerate some of the medical advantages of CBD here:

  • Reduces the rate of tumor growth considerably, thereby increasing the efficiency of chemotherapy in cancer patients
  • Improves appetite and helps to combat loss of weight
  • Significantly reduces chronic and acute pain and swelling
  • Helps in dealing with insomnia
  • Relieves anxiety
  • Useful in fighting viral infections
  • Can serve as a muscle relaxer
  • Reduces the severity of schizophrenia symptoms
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Can CBD Be Used Without Getting High?

A big concern when using cannabis products is the psychotropic side effect that may arise due to the possible presence of THC in the substance. CBD can be extracted from a marijuana plant to avoid the psychotropic constituents. In some countries, it is illegal to distribute cannabis-based substances with a THC content of more than 0.3%. Below this level, it is expected that the psychotropic properties of the marijuana product will be inconsequential. It is legal in countries like the UK to purchase cannabis-based products, even without a doctor’s prescription, provided it has a THC level of 0.3% or less. So, you can use cannabis-based products without getting high. Companies just have to make sure the CBD has been extracted, without the THC content.

In the extraction of CBD, there are two popular approaches that manufacturers use. They may remove just the THC content from the cannabinoids and leave the other constituents. Cannabidiol extracted by this method is full spectrum CBD. On the other hand, they may choose to extract the CBD only, without any of the other constituents, thereby making CBD the sole compound. Cannabidiol made this way is called CBD Isolate.

Vaping

There are different methods of using CBD. One of these methods is vaping. When you vape a substance, you inhale the vapor through the mouth. There are various ways to vape CBD. One such method is to use a CBD Vape Pen or CBD Vape Juice with the vaporizer of your choice. Vaping is becoming increasingly popular because it’s easy to use, and for people that use CBD to reduce anxiety, it can be readily available when needed.

What are the Benefits of Vaping CBD?

For any drug taken, there is a certain percentage that enters the bloodstream and gets to the target area. This percentage is called bioavailability. Bioavailability of any drug is dependent on several factors. One of the factors is the nature of the drug. Some drugs are water soluble, while others are fat soluble. CBD is not water soluble, in other words, it does not dissolve in water. This reduces the amount of time it spends moving to the target area. If consumed orally, CBD has to pass through the normal food path, going through the stomach, to then be processed by the liver. All of these processes take their own portion out of the total amount of the drug that was taken. The effectiveness is lessened as a result. At the end of the process, only about 15% of the CBD taken is eventually active at the cannabinoid receptors. This means you will have to take lots of CBD to have tangible results if you decide to consume CBD orally.

Another factor that affects the bioavailability of CBD is the manner of consumption. Generally, you can take drugs via different pathways; some are taken orally, some nasally, some are injected directly into the bloodstream, while others are injected into the nerves directly. Vaping may seem like oral consumption, but the difference is that rather than take the CBD in its original form, it is vaporized before being ingested. This process makes the CBD go straight to the lungs, rather than take the digestive system route through the liver. When it goes into the lungs, the walls of the lungs allow the CBD to pass through very easily, into the bloodstream. The bioavailability of vaped CBD can be up to 60%; that’s four times the bioavailability of orally consumed CBD.

For people who are torn between vaping and smoking, vaping is medically recognized as a more health friendly method than smoking. One more important factors to note is the quality of your CBD Vape Pens and Juices. Since the cannabis industry is an emerging one, control measures are not universal or binding. This gives room for sub-standard products to find their way into the market. Make sure you purchase your Vaping products from trusted dealers to avoid health problems.

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Full Spectrum CBD or CBD Isolate?

With CBD’s increasing popularity and its effectiveness in treating conditions and alleviating symptoms, cannabis product marketers are putting different forms of the product on the market. The most popular types of CBD products in circulation are full spectrum CBD, and CBD isolate. Since most users of these products use them for medical and therapeutic purposes, there is a lot of debate as to which of these two is more effective in addressing health conditions. Although full spectrum CBD has gained more popularity over time, both forms have their own advantages.

The full spectrum CBD contains CBD as the main constituent, with other cannabinoids. In the full spectrum CBD, only the THC is removed or considerably reduced. Other components of full-spectrum cannabidiol include:

Cannabigerol (CBG)

CBG, also called the stem cell cannabinoid, usually appears in traces because most cannabis plants convert their CBG to THC or CBD.

Cannabinol (CBN)

The quantity of CBN in a cannabis plant depends largely on the freshness of the plant. It is much lower in younger plants, but as they become older, the THC begins to degrade to CBN. Cannabinol is known to have some psychotropic effect, though it is not nearly as potent as that of THC.

Cannabichromene (CBC)

CBC is reported to be effective in relieving depression and pain, but enough research has not been conducted to substantiate this claim. The lack of attention on CBC can be attributed to the fact that even though it exists in large quantities, it is only found in a few species.

Lesser known cannabinoids include the following:

  • Cannabifuran (CBF)
  • Cannabicyclol (CBL)
  • Cannabicitran (CBT)
  • Cannabidiol (CBT)

The most substantial advantage that full spectrum CBD has is what we refer to as “the Entourage Effect”.

The Entourage Effect

This occurs when the different constituents of cannabinoid have more effectiveness when combined, rather than when used in isolation. Generally speaking, in the world of medicinal plant use, a more holistic approach is usually taken. The practitioners prefer to use the whole plant, without isolating any constituents. This is a method that has been practiced for centuries by herbalists in many different traditions of the world. It’s also quite interesting that modern medicine has begun to take this route. Recent research has shown that therapeutic plants are more effective when used wholly, rather than extracting the active ingredient(s) only. It’s like the proverbial whole, being more than the sum of its parts. Note that this does not include artificial or laboratory combinations, but rather it is about using the whole plant, with the combinations in their natural state.

It has been discovered that apart from CBD, there are at least, 85 other cannabinoids that can be more effective when used together naturally. The entourage effect can come into full play when we consider the impact of THC when used in conjunction with CBD. It has been discovered that the presence of THC in the mixture makes this a much more potent substance.

For those that cannot have THC for legal reasons or otherwise, other cannabinoids can fill this void to some extent. For instance, the effects of cannabinol are quite close to THC. Hence, cannabinol can make for a decent THC substitute without the psychotropic effects. This is a prime example of an advantage of full spectrum CBD use.

If full spectrum CBD is this good, why is there a debate at all? The answer is not too difficult to grasp. With all the advantages that the holistic approach has, there is still the issue of purity and quality. In a bid to retain its natural form, there are processes that may not be applied to the CBD.

Remember, it’s not just about a combined force, it’s also about the substance retaining its holistic, natural state. Keeping it natural may entail, leaving out some purifying processes that will rid the substance of unwanted constituents.

The CBD isolate is the pure form CBD that contains nothing but cannabidiol. If CBD is the major therapeutic constituent, why not have just the CBD and nothing else? This is the rationale behind the CBD isolate argument.

This form of CBD vape is popular among users that want to avoid THC altogether. It is a safe choice, because some cannabinoids, like CBN, have mild psychotropic effects. This way, you know what exactly you are ingesting, and if you notice any contrary reactions, it would be easier to trace the source.

Purity is crucial, especially when it concerns anything that goes into the body. Since vaping is a method that sends the CBD straight into the bloodstream from the lungs, without the liver’s purification process, it is important that any CBD that will be vaped must be certified healthy. With the current lack of quality control in the cannabis industry, it would take some careful screening to get safe full spectrum CBD.

In terms of effectiveness, however, full spectrum CBD has been discovered to be better than isolate CBD. According to the report of research published by the Lautenberg Center for Immunology and Cancer Research. The research compared the effects of full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate.

Here is the result of the research as published: “in all of the tests, the isolated CBD was ineffective both before and after a certain dosage, while the effectiveness of the full-spectrum solution continued to increase as higher doses were administered. The results all indicate that CBD is only effective against swelling and pain at a certain dosages and that cannabis solution, which contains a full range of cannabinoids, will continue to provide similar effects as the dosage is increased.”

The full spectrum CBD is more effective than the CBD isolate, as demonstrated by both scientific research and users reports. At the same time, the purity and reliability that the CBD isolate offers should not be ignored. Users of CBD isolate need not worry about the substance coming up in a drug test. It would be miserable if a person loses an opportunity because they were taking therapeutic medicine. Fortunately, with pure CBD oils, edibles, and other products, this is something users need not worry about.

How Does CBD Make You Feel?

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How Does CBD Make You Feel?

          CBD has been a mainstream topic for some time now. You might have noticed a plethora of discussions about CBD on the internet as of late. You may even have questions running through your own mind concerning CBD. Are you among those who want a natural alternative to treat an ongoing health condition or frustration? CBD or CBD oil has likely come to your attention, but what exactly is CBD, and how does it make a person feel?

First and foremost, the effects of CBD are said to be non-psychotropic. That is, CBD does not contain psychotropic qualities like some cannabinoids do, (particularly THC from marijuana). CBD is a new food supplement that is still undergoing research. While the initial results are promising, there are a lot of doubts, misinformation, misconceptions, and sheer confusions surrounding it. Recently, CBD has become an accepted means of relaxation, and the substance’s popularity is rising rapidly.

As the use of CBD is still very new, there are still significant gaps in what we know about the effects. While we can conclude that CBD is safe and legal, its exact benefits are still being debated, as well as researched.

For many decades cannabis plants have been stigmatized and painted with the red eyes of man. Therefore, it’s pertinent that we explain to our readers the truth about what CBD really is, in the simplest terms possible.

What is CBD?

CBD is a compound found in hemp, hops, and marijuana. It is non-psychotropic, which means it won’t cause intoxication when ingested. It has antioxidant, anti-anxiety, and anti-inflammatory properties. Studies are showing that it’s also anti-tumor, anti-tremor (for cases of epilepsy), and anti-psychotic. It seems unimaginable that one compound could possess so many healing qualities, but for many years CBD has been ignored because of cannabis’ association with recreational marijuana use.

These plants produce over 400 compounds, over sixty of which are unique to the plant and can be isolated for medicinal purposes. CBD is a cannabinoid which is found in the seeds, stalks, and flowers of the cannabis plant. It occurs naturally, and can be extracted independent of other cannabinoids, in oil form.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid, which was discovered in 1940. It is one of some 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. There are multifarious plants that fall into the cannabis family, or that can be classified as “cannabis sativa,” which means there are different sources and strains of CBD. Still, the top two are primarily hemp and marijuana. CBD can emerge from either marijuana flower or hemp leaves, depending on the source. CBD can be harvested from either plant with similar health benefits as well. However, where the oil comes from does determine whether it will be legal in a given state. There have been a plethora of debates and arguments that the CBD from marijuana is more active and powerful, perhaps due to the interaction between THC and CBD. Nevertheless, CBD derived from hemp leaves demonstrates proven medical benefits as well.

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The Formation of CBD

We can’t discuss the formation of CBD without explaining cannabis. There are several different strains of cannabis, some are intoxicating and contain large amounts of the substance THC that is responsible for causing marijuana users to get “high” when consumed.

Although CBD doesn’t get you “high”, like THC, there are still many stigmas about it. Unfortunately, many people tend to mistake CBD for THC. This misconception can be ascribed to lack of information and fear.

As was stated previously, CBD can either be extracted from hemp or marijuana. However, regardless of its source, CBD will remain the same. CBD is a chemical compound with specific characteristics, thus the compound itself will be the same regardless of which strain of cannabis it is extracted from.

It’s important to note that pure CBD and CBD oil are not the same thing. CBD oil is a mixture of various natural substances derived from cannabis. Hemp oil is produced by extracting the fatty acids from the stalks of the cannabis plant. Within these fatty acids, fat-soluble substances are found, and since cannabinoids are fat-soluble, they come out of the plant, dissolved in the oil.

How CBD Makes One Feel

There are several different kinds of cannabinoids, but even within phytocannabinoids, there are still a wide range of compounds and effects we are still trying to fully understand. Some of the cannabinoids share a strong interaction with one or both CB receptors in the brain. These receptors are known to cause various influences, from regulating mood and helping us concentrate, to causing euphoric effects like feeling “high” (from THC for instance). Other cannabinoids, like CBD, have fewer direct effects on the endocannabinoid system.

You Will Sleep Better

When you take a full dropper of CBD oil (around 30 mg of CBD) before bed, within roughly fifteen minutes you will feel a comforting, warm sense of calm wash over you, cascading down your body and running down your spine. To achieve this effect, many vendors recommend holding it under your tongue for thirty seconds, as this is the fastest way for your body to absorb the ingredients. Over the next half hour or so, you will become increasingly tired and proceed to fall fast asleep. Users also stated that they woke up feeling rested in a way that some other sleep supplements don’t allow.

Many CBD users reported a deeper feeling of calm compared to when they just took melatonin (which FWIW, a small study has shown). So, chances are you will love it as a regular part of your night-time routine.

CBD Increases the Ability to Focus

Studies have shown that people who took CBD moderately tended to have a better ability to focus when compared to those who did not. Many people report that they use it to focus better while at work. That’s likely due to CBD oil’s proven effects at relieving anxiety. When users aren’t as stressed, the result is a clear mind that’s better able to focus and cross things off the to-do list.

Speaking from my own personal experience, before trying CBD I often felt excessively anxious, especially when I had a lot going on at once. External stress often caused me to become restless, the result of which was decreased productivity.

However, after taking CBD regularly, it has allowed me to think more rationally about what’s on my plate, rather than worrying excessively about it. I can attest to the fact that taking CBD can help with people who suffer from anxiety and stress disorders.

It Reduces Sore Muscles

Studies show that taking CBD has anti-inflammatory benefits. Muscle pain is a type of inflammation that tends to affect many people across the world. This soreness might be related to occupation or lifestyle. Studies show people who tend to do physical work daily have a greater chance of being subject to muscle pain. CBD could be a great help to those that tend to be affected by sore muscles.

Readers should be aware that CBD can be taken in a variety of ways, because cannabidiol can be absorbed into the body in multiple ways. CBD can be taken traditionally by mouth, in edible or pill form. Other methods include inhalation of cannabis as smoke or vapor, or it can be absorbed through the cheek via an aerosol spray. Typically, the differences of these methods do not amount to a better result, ps potency is generally linked to the quality of the CBD a person is taking as opposed to the method in which they take it.

CBD also comes in a variety of forms. It may be provided as CBD oil, containing only CBD as the active ingredient (no included tetrahydrocannabinol [THC] or terpenes), as a full plant CBD-dominant hemp extract oil, in capsule form, as dried cannabis, or as a liquid prescription solution. CBD can also help the body repair itself in recovery mode. CBD is proven to help fight newly formed inflammation from strenuous exercise, and helps to allow a person to do it again the next day by alleviating stiffness and soreness in muscles.

After taking CBD regularly for two weeks, you may start to notice a difference in your overall health, wellness and beauty as CBD’s superstar power begins to take effect. Its calming and soothing properties are so effective, your sleep is almost guaranteed to improve as a result which in turn helps the body in numerous other ways.

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CBD Reduces Pain Levels

Current studies show that almost half of the senior citizen population in the United States suffers from some form of arthritis, and 75 to 85 percent suffer from some form of chronic pain. Unfortunately, these problems are all too common for seniors living in the United States, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

Studies also show that CBD can reduce inflammation and kill pain from conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis, and multiple sclerosis (MS). CBD activates receptors in the endocannabinoid system in the body, which has led some experts to believe that patients treated with CBD experience a “clinically significant reduction” in pain-related symptoms with little to no adverse side effects. Of course, results will vary from person to person based on factors like genetics, and the severity and nature of the pain. However, CBD is a natural alternative to traditional pain medications, and creates a compelling case for use by health care professionals and senior caregivers.

CBD Can Help Maintain a Healthy Heart & Circulatory System

Research from recent studies show that CBD may be an effective and natural treatment for high blood pressure. Studies carried out in 2017 treated ten men with one 600 mg dose of CBD and found that it reduced the resting blood pressure of the subjects.

In that same study, researchers also administered stress tests to determine the effects CBD had on the subject’s stress response. They found that the subjects exhibited a lower blood pressure increase than usual. In addition to reducing high blood pressure, some studies found that the antioxidant properties of CBD may help reduce cardiac inflammation and can deter cell death caused by oxidative stress. It might come as a surprise that CBD can be good for heart health, but the authenticity of these studies makes a compelling argument for this fact.

The researchers in charge of the survey believed that the results strongly suggest that CBD may have significant therapeutic potential in the treatment of diabetic complications, and perhaps even as a treatment for other cardiovascular disorders. By attenuating oxidative stress, inflammation, cell death, and fibrosis, as well as by reducing blood pressure, CBD can greatly improve the heart’s overall well-being and serve as a great preventive measure against serious and chronic health conditions.

CBD Can Alleviate Mood-Related Disorder

Emotional responses like mood swings can be attributed to the decline of health, disabilities, or the loss of a loved one. When these issues are prolonged or left unattended to, they can even lead to physical health problems. Often times, especially if an individual is prone to mental illness, their health can suffer due to negative behavior as a result of feeling disconnected, neglected, isolated, or lonely.

Many studies have shown CBD can remedy this condition: CBD can reduce stress, calm the mind, and improve cognitive functionality. These three things combined can significantly contribute to how a person’s mind perceives things. It can also have a noticeable impact on mood and behavior.

CBD Can Fight Addiction

Studies show that CBD not only helps to alleviate numerous health conditions, but it can also help to combat dependency developed from using medications or other drugs.

A 2018 study revealed CBD could help combat addiction by preventing relapses. The study found that administering CBD once a day for seven days in addictive patients caused them to not relapse for five months.

Recent surveys show that the rate of consumers using CBD is growing. As a result of its popularity in recent years, CBD has created a plethora of questions for those intending to try it for the first time. That said, if you’re nervous about trying CBD, that’s normal given the circumstances surrounding cannabis. However, one should consider that this seemingly miraculous, all natural supplement has been kept from us for about a century. We’ve been told that it’s bad for the body, but modern times show us that we cannot simply believe everything we are told. We do believe however, if you decide to try CBD, you’re going to see for yourself just how amazing this product can be.

Are There Any Side Effects?

Many small-scale studies have looked into the safety of CBD in adults. They concluded that adults tend to tolerate a wide range of doses well. Though CBD is generally well tolerated and considered safe, it may cause adverse reactions in some people. The most common side effect was fatigue. Also, some people reported diarrhea and changes in appetite or weight. Researchers have found no significant side effects on the central nervous system, the vital signs, or mood, even among people who used high dosages.

Potential Interactions With Other Medications

Before you start using CBD oil, discuss it with your doctor to ensure your safety and avoid potentially harmful interactions. Some studies on CBD have raised concerns about possible interactions with other drugs. CBD is known to interact with several medications.

For example, epilepsy studies found that there were increases in the blood levels of some other anti-epileptic drugs when people were on CBD. This could mean that people taking anti-epilepsy drugs alongside CBD will need to adjust their dosage downward to avoid side effects. People interested in CBD should seek out a doctor who has read up on the extract and its potential uses.

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How to Make a CBD Tincture from Home

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How to Make a CBD Tincture from Home

          A CBD tincture is a dietary supplement that comes in liquid form and contains a powerful cannabidiol substance. Tinctures are made by soaking CBD-rich hemp blooms in high-proof grain liquor, then cooking them over minimal heat for several hours. Vinegar or glycerine can be utilized instead of alcohol, but liquor truly does produce a superior quality tincture.

It is a time-consuming process, but straightforward. Once the fluid is prepared, it’s commonly blended with a sweet tasting carrier oil like orange or peppermint. The reason for this being hemp on its own, it can be exceptionally pungent. The ultimate result ought to be reliable, with a high CBD proportion and no more than 0.3% THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).

When shopping, make sure you are getting a true CBD tincture. There is a massive difference between a CBD tincture and a cannabis tincture, which has all the cannabinoids content, including THC. A CBD tincture will not be psychotropic, meaning it won’t get you intoxicated.

CBD oil tinctures have zero psychotropic effects, but are still a mind-blowing modern alternative to addictive prescription medications. CBD has little to no side effects, with only a small percentage of users claiming to have less energy. Prescription drugs, on the other hand, often have a laundry list of side effects, some of which can be life threatening.

CBD products offer hundreds of thousands of Americans effective relief from several ailments without negative side effects. This makes their use ideal for children, seniors, or anybody who needs the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the related high.

Since tinctures are concentrated, it’s generally advised to take them in minimal doses. Most come with a handy, built-in, mL dropper. Taking too much won’t cause an overdose, in fact no overdoses have ever been reported, but tremendous doses are often unnecessary for most therapeutic CBD users.

Many patients can’t get past the intensity of the flavor, so they often blend it with food or refreshments. It is included in many common soups, salads, coffees, and teas. Some take it underneath their tongue. Scientific research proposes that substances taken sublingually are absorbed more quickly by the body compared to other oral methods.

When dosing with a CBD tincture, ensure that you hold the tincture beneath your tongue for a moment to permit it to absorb into your body before attempting to swallow the rest. The membrane beneath your tongue allows for absorption by your sublingual artery. From there, it will travel throughout the rest of the endocannabinoid system. This is a great, smoke free way, to enjoy the benefits of CBD.

Types of CBD

As the CBD oil showcase proceeds to develop, new items are increasingly being sold online or in your local health food stores. You’ll be able to discover numerous sorts of CBD products, all of which used distinctively. Of course, it’s very important consult your healthcare professional prior to using CBD, and read and follow all label directions.

The most common forms of CBD accessible include the following:

Tinctures: Tinctures are a popular way to utilize CBD, since you’ll likely be able to better gauge precisely how much cannabidiol you’re ingesting or need to find relief. With a tincture, you utilize a dropper and put the drops beneath your tongue. Now and then, manufacturers will use carrier oils, natural flavours, or fatty oils in their tinctures.

Oils: CBD oils are one of the most natural forms of cannabidiol. CBD oil is extracted directly from the flowers, stalks, and seeds of the hemp plant. The foremost viable CBD oils are full range, which suggests that they incorporate all compounds found naturally within the plant. This includes all the cannabinoids (with trace sums of THC), terpenes and organic oils. You’ll discover CBD oils in a bottle with a dropper. This permits you to ingest the oil by putting it beneath your tongue, letting it sit for almost 15 seconds and swallowing it after.

Edibles: CBD edibles include chocolates, coffees, baked products, gums, and candies containing the compound. People generally love these items regardless of their CBD content, so it should come as no surprise that they are becoming popular. Even though this may be a fulfilling way to utilize CBD oil, it can be more difficult to measure precisely how much CBD you’re ingesting, and thus outcomes may be inconsistent.

Concentrates: Like tinctures, CBD concentrates are ingested by putting drops beneath your tongue. However, concentrates generally contain much more concentrated forms of CBD. The high potency isn’t usually necessary for beginners who ought to start with smaller amounts first, to gauge how they will react.

Powders: CBD powders are another way to utilize cannabidiol. The powder can be included in water, juice, tea, or a smoothie. The most outstanding quality CBD powders will not incorporate fillers, but only natural plant compounds.

Topical solutions: Topical CBD items incorporate moisturisers, salves, and lip balms. They are intended to benefit the skin, joints, and muscles. They work when they are absorbed into the skin and pass through the dermal layers. CBD patches are generally more effective for the topical conveyance of the compound.

Capsules: Like several other sorts of medication, CBD capsules or pills can be taken with water. Therefore, they can be a faster and more convenient way to utilize CBD. They do limit the dose a person can take to specific amounts, but ordinarily, capsules will contain 10–25 milligrams of CBD.

Sprays: Sprays are another option for utilizing CBD. The CBD concentration is usually lower in sprays. Examine the name for the correct dose, but often, you spray the solution into your mouth 2–3 times.

Vape Oil: CBD vape oil is designed for people who want to inhale CBD in vapor form. It employs the use of an e-cigarette, also called a vape pen, which heats the CBD to high temperatures converting it into vapor. There are also CBD waxes that are utilized by touching the cannabis compound to a high heat source. However, this method isn’t suggested for beginners, as it’s usually a higher concentration of CBD, and requires some hardware.

CBD Tincture How to Make a CBD Tincture from Home

How to Make CBD Tincture:

Ingredients

  • 1/8 ounces of a high portion CBD strain

  • 2 ounces of strong alcohol preferably Everclear, Rum or Vodka

  • Two jars

  • 1-2 filters

  • Syringe/Eye dropper

PROCESS

The CBD tincture has various recipes, but the first recipe we are providing is called the Traditional Green Dragon Tincture Recipe

  • To convert the dormant THC-A and CBD-A to the active THC and CBD, you must decarboxylate the plant material. To do this, you must put your crude cannabis in a secured casserole dish and heat it at 245˚F for 90 minutes. The plant material will obscure and effortlessly crumble.

  • Place the crumbled (but not powdered) decarbed cannabis into one of your containers with the liquor and leave it for three hours.

  • When three hours are over, shake the fluid for 1-3 minutes, and after that, use the filter to drain the liquid into the clean jar. Wash out the first jar, and then drain the fluid all over again.

  • Store the tincture inside the jar, and put it in a cool, dim place for a week before making use of it. Ensure your jar is burped once a day amid the sitting week to let out the dissipated alcohol. To consume the tincture, make use of an eyedropper or syringe and administer a little amount of the fluid at a time.

The second recipe is known as The Modern Green Dragon Tincture Recipe

  • As the name implies, it’s a new recipe that has discovered to be based on developments in online recipes.

  • Decarboxylate the extract and if you’re making use of the flower, make its ground into an excellent consistency

  • Put your extract or flower into a jar and add the liquor/alcohol and mix

  • Shake vigorously for 3-4 minutes

  • Strain the content and store in a cool place.

The Third recipe is the Master Wu’s Green Dragon Tincture Recipe which was a guide published on cannabis.com in 2006

  • Decarboxylate the extract, and if you’re making use of the flower, make sure its ground into an excellent consistency.

  • Put your extract or flower into a jar and add the liquor/alcohol and mix

  • This method uses heat in order to speed up the concentration and extraction process. Hence, simmer the jar in a water bath at 170 degrees F

  • Strain the content and store

CBD TINCTURE WITH COCONUT OIL

Any vegetable oil can be utilized as a base, but coconut oil has the most elevated amounts of fatty acid. This acid binds with the cannabinoids the best. It is additionally used in cooking, and can be put away as a hash solid for other uses like moisturisers, or to include in capsules for simple consumption.

Equipment

  • Double evaporator or a large pot and a smaller pot will suffice

  • Cheesecloth

  • Jar or holder for storage

Ingredients

  • A cup of coconut oil

  • A cup of cannabis

Instructions

  • Grind the bud, stems, or trim into small lots.

  • Add both cannabis and coconut oil to the two-fold boiler.

  • Heat for 6-8 hours blending once in a while and including small water in case required. (This will be the decarboxylation process).

  • Drain and strain your oil with the use of a cheesecloth after cooling.

  • Put it in a jar.

  • The tincture is expected to last for two months or longer from when it’s refrigerated.

CBD GLYCERINE TINCTURE

In case you do not want to use alcohol, a CBD tincture using glycerine will work. Glycerin is a chemical that’s secure to consume and is utilized to assimilate and lock in the fluid. It contains a sweet flavor, so it is perfect for cannabis syrup as well.

This makes it an incredible component for extricating CBD cannabinoids from a cannabis plant. This sort of tincture can treat a few illnesses like seizures, uneasiness, and extreme pain.

Equipment

  • 1-quart mason jar

  • Cheesecloth

  • Grinder or food processor

  • Brown or dull glass eye dropper

Ingredients

  • 1 ounce of CBD cannabis

  • 8-ounce bottle of glycerin

Instructions

  • Grind the CBD bud to a powder by making use of a processor or grinder.

  • Place the weed and sufficient glycerin to nearly the top of the mason container.

  • Put the jar close to a light source (natural).

  • Let it sit for 4-5 weeks, shaking it once a day to discharge the cannabinoids.

  • Strain the blend by making use of a cheesecloth.

  • Pour the tincture in an eye dropper.

  • Keep it refrigerated for best results.

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HEALTH BENEFITS OF CBD TINCTURE

CBD has anti-anxiety properties. Social anxiety disorder (SAD) actuates intense feelings of fear, uneasiness, self-doubt, and mortification in reaction to ordinary day by day exercises such as replying on the phone or talking to a stranger. SAD affects roughly 15 million—6.8%—Americans who often deal with the symptoms of the mental condition for a long time, before looking for proficient treatment.

The research found that CBD helped diminish symptoms in patients with Social anxiety disorder. Whereas THC paves the way for psychotropic effects in consumers. CBD works to relieve those effects and calm consumers.

CBD consumption before public speaking diminished anxiety and negative self-evaluation in social anxiety disorder patients. This illustrates its use as a practical therapeutic alternative to pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceuticals were reported to have led to only 30% of SAD patients making a full recovery, but also included a host of side effects.

CBD also decreases nausea which mainly results from chemotherapy. Nausea and vomiting are one of the many adverse reactions to chemo. There is proof that both THC and CBD interactions with the endocannabinoid system can control that severely uncomfortable, and in some cases weakening, side effect. CBD actuates somatodendritic 5-HT receptors within the dorsal raphe core, receptors known for their antiemetic (anti-nausea) effects.

In addition to these benefits, research on CBD emphatically recommends that it’s consumption helps to diminish sleeping disorders, epilepsy, certain irritations, prion amassing, and also the progression of diabetes.

It also stifles the enlargement of cancerous cells in the breast. ID-1 gene, a protein which is actuated during embryonic improvement but closed off a while later, plays a significant part in developing malignant cancerous cells in the breast.

A study in 2007 showed that CBD could decrease ID-1 expression, stifling forceful tumor development. This research represents the plausibility of moving away from harmful and excruciating chemotherapy toward the non-toxic treatment CBD offers.

CBD tinctures can be utilized to supplement anything that would be supplemented with standard CBD oil. Since the tincture is concentrated, it’ll have the same impacts, but you’ll only need to use a little dosage.

Tinctures, and CBD, in common, can be utilized to supplement a solid way of life, as well as bolster the management of different conditions — although you always need to consult a therapeutic professional. CBD is being explored as a solid anti-inflammatory and sterile compound.

Tinctures can have a few major viable focal points as well. For example, tinctures are simple to consume discreetly throughout the day, since they require no prep work and don’t have to be smoked or vaporized. The dropper bottles themselves are tiny and simple to conceal. It’s high concentration provides additional comfort. Since only little amounts are required, it’s simple to alter your day by day dosage with precision.

In a nutshell, CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most inexhaustible component of the cannabis plant species. CBD interacts with receptors within the endocannabinoid system to benefit multiple systems of the body, including the central nervous system.

Home-made tinctures are proven to be more hygienic and organic to avoid ingesting pesticides and other harmful chemicals that can lead to unwanted side effects. Certain parts of plants can be detrimental and destructive to people when used topically or ingested. An individual ought to completely understand which parts of a plant are safe before attempting to make their own tinctures.

Copaiba vs CBD: Know The Difference

Copaiba Tree Copaiba vs CBD: Know The Difference

The Difference Between Copaiba and CBD

           You may have heard of debates concerning CBD and copaiba, usually based on which one is the better of the two. Copaiba is very popular among aromatherapy enthusiasts. Some people say that CBD is more potent and active than copaiba, while others believe the opposite.

In this article, I will be sharing with you the analysis of each product and how they work. It’s no longer news that the CBD and copaiba have been getting a lot of attention in recent years.

These two oils contain the same anti-inflammatory properties, which is why they are often lumped in with one another. However, it is assumed at the onset: copaiba is not a CBD oil replacement, even if it is marketed as such.

It has some beneficial properties, but in most articles, it’s not yet clear how those compare to the benefits of CBD oil.

CBD and Copaiba: The Origin

It’s pertinent that we note that CBD is derived from either hemp or marijuana. You might have read somewhere that the CBD from marijuana is more active than CBD from hemp, but that isn’t necessarily true. On the chemical level, CBD is CBD, it has the same chemical structure whether it comes from one source or another. The main difference is the THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, content from marijuana. Sometimes for legal reasons or otherwise, a person may want the hemp version, which is full spectrum and non-psychotropic in nature. This won’t make the consumer feel ‘high’ because it contains less than 0.3 percent of THC.

There is also another type of CBD product that only contains only pure CBD. It’s called CBD isolate. Copaiba oil, is mainly extracted from the thick dark brown resin that slowly passes through the cracks of the copaifera tree.

The hype and popularity of this oil came about in recent times. Therefore, researchers have thus far only been able to conduct a few studies on it. The few studies that there are show that copaiba oil is said to contain antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities just like CBD does.

Copaifera Tree Copaiba vs CBD: Know The Difference

What is Beta-Caryophyllene (BCP)?

BCP oils are known for their strong smell. They also contain terpenes, that are responsible for the fragrances often found in essential oils. Even though copaiba oil is rich in some terpenes, copaiba oil only has a faint smell.

People who claim that copaiba is better than CBD oil only focus on Beta-caryophyllene (BCP), which is actually a part of both CBD oil and copaiba oil. Beta-caryophyllene is a terpene. Terpenes are aromatic organic compounds, in other words, they smell. BCP exists in clove, rosemary, melissa, and other essential oils. It is of interest to note that clove oil is often touted to help dental issues, and is often used by many mainstream dental practitioners to help with dental discomfort, including sore gums.

CBD and Copaiba: Risk

CBD and copaiba are both relatively mild. However, there are some minor side effects that are generally experienced only by a small number of users. These include nausea and exhaustion. Still, it’s important to talk to your doctor if you plan to begin a CBD regiment. Be cautious when taking CBD with prescription medicine. CBD can hamper or halt CYP enzymes in the liver. Grapefruit also hampers these same enzymes.

Just be sure to consult your doctor or physician before using any CBD products. They still serve as a great therapeutic aid for arthritis, inflammation, mood disorders, and pain relief; CBD is also said to be effective against the growth of cancer cells.

CBD Oil and Copaiba: Therapeutic Molecules

While CBD contains dozens of therapeutic molecules, copaiba oil only has one, which is beta-caryophyllene. CBD also shares this same terpene. To understand the distinction between these two products, it’s of great necessity that we know the function of phytocannabinoids and terpenes.

According to a study that intended to understand the properties of cannabis done in the early nineties. Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids that bind to different receptors in the body. The receptors work to balance our body’s internal conditions. So, when your mind and body feel disconnected, these receptors and cannabinoids can help correct that feeling.

Our health declines if these receptors aren’t being activated.

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CBD and Copaiba: Which is Cheaper?

If we compare the prices of these two products, copaiba seems cheaper than CBD in general, but cheaper doesn’t necessarily mean better. If a product doesn’t work, or requires a large amount to have any effect, it could end up being more expensive in the long run. So far, we haven’t seen many benefits from using copaiba oil, but this is at least partly due to a lack of proper research conducted on this product. On the other hand, many people report the benefit from very a small amount of CBD oil.

 

Copaiba is not as Safe as CBD

There is always some amount of risk associated with using any supplement, be it natural or otherwise. However, the side effects of CBD are so mild, or absent altogether that it’s generally regarded as safe to use.

There is no specific maximum dosage for CBD oil. Some people use way more than 1,000 mg of CBD oil per day. Copaiba, on the other hand, is a unique essential oil. While it is safe to ingest copaiba in low doses, typically ingesting essential oils is ill-advised. Unfortunately, it also has a robust taste, and it’s only recommended for consumption via capsules no more than three times a day.

However, ingesting too much copaiba oil can reportedly trigger nausea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal distress, an experience similar to food poisoning. In one animal study on rats with colitis, the researchers noted: “Copaiba oil decreased oxidative stress and inflammation but did not prevent intestinal damage in the colon of colitic rats.”

The alterations of plasma markers from hepatic damage caused by the oil seem to be associated with its destructive action on the liver. So, it appears that copaiba could, in fact, be damaging to the liver. However, this assumption still needs more research in clinical studies before an absolute conclusion can be drawn.

This could be the reason why copaiba is most often used for external applications, such as in skin creams and massage oils. It’s a reaction when taken internally tends to be very critical to the liver specifically.

 

In Conclusion

It’s of the utmost importance that we note that these two products are potent and active, and should not be used without proper recommendation from a physician. However, at this point, it has more or less been revealed that cannabidiol has much broader applications across a wide range of health issues than copaiba. Research has shown, and still shows to this day that CBD benefits many conditions; from fighting cancer to reducing social anxiety and much more, CBD appears to be the clear winner here.

Plus, as mentioned, CBD is safe to use even in high doses. (That said, don’t take high CBD doses without the knowledge of your doctor if you are taking prescriptions for a severe or chronic health condition. It is possible CBD could cause a negative drug interaction that your doctor should be aware of.)

Nobody denies that the beta-caryophyllene found in copaiba is a potent anti-inflammatory agent, but its overall capabilities right now pale in comparison to those of CBD oil.

As a final note, when buying a CBD product, it is best to choose the full spectrum oil if you are suffering from inflammation. CBD isolate seems to offer less action in this area. CBD tends to work better with a comprehensive profile of cannabinoids and terpenes, which is what a full spectrum CBD product.

Why Use Fresh Thyme in CBD Oil?

Fresh Thyme Why Use Fresh Thyme in CBD Oil?

Why Use Fresh Thyme in CBD Oil?

 

          Until recently, CBD was relatively unknown, but with the emergence of CBD products into the mainstream, discussion about the product is causing the market to grow. For those who are unfamiliar with the words “CBD Oil,” it simply means cannabidiol oil. Cannabidiol is a natural, medicinal bi-product, or derivative of cannabis (marijuana or hemp). This should come as no surprise, as many medicinal drugs are already derived naturally from plants. Since the dawn of human kind, we’ve always turned to nature for live-giving sustainability. Natural, organic foods are some of the healthiest you can eat, so why would natural medicines be any different? Nature has gifted man throughout the centuries through various discoveries, and CBD oil may just be the next big thing.

 

Tetrahydrocannabinol, popularly known as THC, is a compound present in marijuana which is responsible for the effect of feeling “high” that people commonly associate with cannabis. CBD oil is deficient in this compound, which makes CBD oil the best option for someone seeking the health benefits of cannabis without undesirable psychoactive effects. The absence of psychotropic qualities in CBD makes it unique. CBD has served as a reliable treatment for mood disorders, pain relief, anxiety disorders, and other ailments.

CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance. CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids” which are unique to cannabis, and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. As the mainstream use of CBD is still relatively new, there are still some gaps in what we know regarding its overall effects. Though we can conclude that the substance is safe and legal, its exact benefits are still being debated and researched. Below we will review some of the known benefits of CBD.

 

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Benefits of CBD Oil

Many benefits can be derived from CBD, and they include the following:

  1. CBD helps to naturally and effectively treat illnesses such as high blood pressure which are related to stroke, heart attack, and metabolic syndrome

  2. Its anti-psychotic properties help to treat and reduce the symptoms of mental illness including mental disorders like schizophrenia

  3. It helps to prevent and control diabetes

  4. It is used for the treatment of psychological disorders like depression and anxiety.

  5. CBD oil helps to promote sleep. (The oldest man on Earth, who died recently, attributed his old age to long-lasting good sleep of roughly eleven hours a night. He claimed to always be asleep by 7 pm at the latest.)

  6. CBD oil works as a skin treatment. Recent studies show that CBD oil helps in the treatment of acne due to its anti-inflammatory properties and ability to reduce sebum production in the body.

Though more studies are necessary, CBD is also being investigated for its role in treating several other health issues, not just those outlined above.

CBD can be used in many different ways, including vaping, tinctures, capsules, and edibles. Because of this, CBD has become very popular for those seeking a natural alternative to treat health conditions such as chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, PTSD, epilepsy, and other mental disorders. At first, many were skeptical because of the stigma surrounding cannabis as a recreational drug. Many people have a hard time believing that a natural compound, let alone a cannabis-derived compound, could effectively treat such a wide range of conditions. However, as medical researchers and scientists have learned more, and the stories from tens of thousands of people began to stack up, the truth was undeniable, CBD works.

Thyme Why Use Fresh Thyme in CBD Oil?

So Why Thyme?

Thyme is a Mediterranean plant with dietary, medicinal, and ornamental uses. Partially like the palm tree, the flowers, leaves, and oil of thyme are incredibly beneficial and useful in the treatment of certain symptoms. Perhaps you’re wondering how thyme is beneficial to the body. Here are some reasons you can trust thyme to be not only a spicy ingredient in your food, but also a health-friendly ingredient:

1. Seasoning: Growing up in a house where spicy food was often on the menu helps me appreciate the use of thyme and curry in cooking. Most notably in the cooking of meats, and fried or jollof rice. Most people would agree that the aroma from such food is satisfying to the nose. There’s a good reason almost all of the caterers I know use thyme in their food for that delicious, spicy smell and flavor.

2. Good Source of Vitamins: The usefulness of vitamins in the body cannot be overemphasized. Metabolism is a function of vitamins and thyme is a great source of vitamins, particularly vitamins A and C, to be precise.

3. Substitute for Salt: When substituting thyme for salt in food, one can help to reduce blood pressure and heart rate. CBD also has these calming properties naturally.

4. Skin Care: Immersion of thyme in alcohol yields a solution suitable for the treatment of the skin. This is especially effective as a treatment for acne. This is similar to how CBD tinctures are created and can be used as well.

In conclusion, it’s for these reasons, and the similarities between thyme and CBD that make thyme a natural choice for an addition to fine CBD oil. Added flavor and nutritional value, in addition to synergy with CBD’s natural healing properties make thyme a clear choice when selecting ingredients to boost CBD oil’s preexisting health benefits.

CBD Vapes: What Are They?

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CBD Vapes: WHAT Are They?

         

          Cannabidiol (CBD), is a compound in the cannabis plant widely known for its healing properties. CBD is rapidly growing both in popularity and in sales. By slowly dominating the Cannabis industry, CBD is becoming a voice to be reckoned with as different manufacturers continue to pop up with various CBD products.

Retailers across the globe continue to make room for these products on their shelves due to the massive adoption that is being recorded. It might interest you to know that Forbes estimated CBD’s market to generate about 2.1 billion dollars by 2020. That’s a huge figure.

One might ask why this is so. The reason is not far fetched. CBD is scientifically proven to heal six basic medical conditions. According to a 2017 study released by The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence, CBD can be used in treating medical conditions such as chronic pain, cancer, nausea, depression, epilepsy and even psychosis. With these seemingly incredible facts, one can say without a doubt that if true, these products are indeed worthy of the mass adoption they seem to be receiving.

As a result, manufacturers continue to research and invent new ways of consuming the product. Oral consumption is the most conventional method, but some problems encountered specifically by medical users, has resulted in the search for new methods of consumption.

Edible forms of CBD oil and similar products are known to take thirty minutes or more to digest and enter the user’s bloodstream. Some consumers, especially medical patients, see this as less appealing. For example, a person using CBD to treat seizures or chronic pain will most likely scoff at having to wait thirty minutes for results.

This unappealing situation has given rise to the invention of the vaporization method of ingestion. So far, many users have given encouraging reviews. Many users even reported an almost immediate effect when they began to vape CBD.

Vaporizing is the newest method of consumption. This allows the user to inhale CBD directly in vapor form. This is done by using a cartridge infused with CBD which is then converted into vapor by using an electronic inhalation device or “vape pen”. This technique provides consumers (both medical and recreational) with a comfortable and discreet way of getting their CBD dose in a highly effective manner.

However, where to get started can be challenging for some people who may want to try CBD vapor. Many people often have questions like, “What exactly is CBD Vape? How does it work? What are the contents? Is it safe and where can I get CBD vape?”

These, and many more, are questions that this article will attempt to answer in full. Continue reading below for the latest insights into recent CBD developments.

What is CBD Vape?

Similar to an e-cigarette, CBD vape works via a simple heating mechanism. It has four essential components which are; the battery, the atomizer, the mouthpiece, and the chamber. The battery powers the atomizer, also known as the heating element, which in turn heats the liquid content in the chamber into vapor form. The consumer then inhales the vapor through the mouthpiece. Simple, right?

Vape pens, and other devices, typically come with built in sensors that turn on the atomizer. Some turn on automatically when you inhale, while others have buttons that need to be pressed and held down until the heat is ready. Some vapes have lights that let you know when the atomizer has reached the appropriate temperature before you inhale.

The beauty of the latest inventions in vape technology make them easy to use, discreet and portable. Many are small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Vapor also dissipates much more quickly than smoke, which means any smell will also. Most people who have tried both will attest to the fact that vaping is much much better than smoking.

A Quick Background Check

Let’s go on a joyride back in time to take a brief look at the history of how CBD vapes came into the limelight.

In 2003, the Chinese invented the modern electronic cigarette popularly called e-cigarette. Just as you would observe in a vape pen, the e-cigs contained a heating-coil, a cartridge, and a set of buttons and associated lights to help consumers use the device. They were also portable, small, and mask the smell much better than conventional smoking.

They were first marketed in 2004 to cigarette smokers, and their use has increased over time as more consumers have begun to adopt this new invention for the advantages it provides. One such advantage is that vapor, in almost any form, is considered to be much safer for the user when compared to smoke from cigarettes, or smoke in general.

Even the word “vape” was designed to be different, and stand out in a market previously dominated solely by the big tobacco industry. Needless to say, this distinction seems to have been very effective, as he popularity of these devices is higher than ever before.

Now let’s take a look at the two different types of CBD vapes, shall we?

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Types of CBD Vapes

The first type is commonly known as the pen-style vape. This vape, known for its built in pre-filled cartridges, has a chamber with a metal heating coil below it. The pre-filled cartilage can be taken off and disposed of before, or after full consumption.

This type of device is very popular for being lightweight, highly discreet, and requiring little to no maintenance. Using a pen-style vape is one of the fun, and practical ways of starting your vaping experience. They are straightforward to use. You do not need to buy any additional e-juice since they are pre-filled. All you need to do is purchase, vape, and dispose of the cartridge.

A word of warning however, consumers have limited control over the metal used in the atomizer, the e-liquid, the type of chemicals used in the e-liquid, or the quality of the CBD. Unfortunately, this type of device can also be expensive to maintain, as you will need to replace the heating coils (which cost about $20) as they do burn out eventually.

Furthermore, the use of this type of vape can expose new smokers to some health hazards. This is due to the process of oxidation and the breaking down of the metallic heating-coil over time. Since it is metallic, metal nanoparticles can become aerosolized in the vapor being inhaled. Therefore, it is crucial to research the pen’s manufacturer before placing an order. Read on to discover how you can shop correctly for high quality vape pens.

The second type of vape is known as the tank–style vape. Just like the conventional tobacco smoking pipe, this vape is commonly known for the billowing clouds that can be formed when user puffs. The vape also has a heating coil, which is usually covered with cotton, silica wick or nylon to absorb the liquid.

The good thing about this type of vape is that it allows consumers to fill up the tank with their desired CBD juice to consume and clean it out after use. They are generally more cost-effective, and they cater to different vaping styles. However, they require maintenance, and they are less discreet (due to the more prominent cloud formation when puffing)

CBD Vape Juice and CBD E-liquids

Vaping involves the conversion of a viscous liquid via sublimation, into an inhalable vapor. Unfortunately, you cannot just pick up any form of CBD and vape it with any device, as there are specific processes involved in this conversion. Therefore, some CBD products called cartridges are created specifically for vape pens. While others, often called CBD Vape juice or CBD e-liquid are designed primary for the tank style. Generally these cartridges are created using a CO2 extraction machine.

Unlike bottled CBD oil which one would normally purchase over the counter, e-liquids are often manufactured with Vegetable Glycerin or Propylene Glycol. This is a thinning agent that makes the juice viscous. It should be noted that the atomizers in vape pens only work with viscous liquids, and as such, there is now a demand for CBD oil that is viscous as well.

However, Propylene Glycol often causes allergies such as irritations and inflammation. Furthermore, over time, the compound breaks down into some carcinogenic constituents, which are formaldehyde and acetaldehyde. Manufacturers, therefore, tend to use Vegetable Glycerin. The only downside to this is that it doesn’t readily absorb into the wicks of most vapes.

As one would expect, CBD vape juice is produced from the cannabis plant, either purely or with other cannabinoids like CBG and CBC. However, it’s been discovered that cannabinoids are more efficient when they are present alongside other whole-plant cannabis compounds like flavonoids, terpenes, CBD, CBC, etc. Hence, 100% pure CBD may not be as effective as a full-spectrum CBD product.

Is it Safe to Use CBD Vapes?

Everyone should want to consider how safe a product is, especially when it has to do with consumption. Is CBD vape safe to use? Well, a small percentage of users reportedly develop allergies to some of the chemicals and/or materials used in vapes.

As stated previously, some vapes can contain a negligible amount of nanometallic particles which can escape through in the form of aerosols during vaping. Some studies also show that some commercial vapes contain dangerous contaminants such as lead and cadmium. Hence, it is essential to do thorough research before purchasing a CBD vape pen in other to avoid potential health issues. Some reputable vape manufactures often reveal the materials used in building their products on the box ,or their websites.

The atomizers in pen vapes are typically made from titanium, stainless steel, nickel wire or nickel-chromium alloy. Sometimes it is made from Kanthal as well. Kanthal is an alloy of iron, chromium, and aluminum.

Vapes made from stainless steel have the potential to remove some contaminants. It is probably the safest choice, alongside titanium or Kanthal. On the other hand, Nickel or nickel-chromium ones should be avoided at all cost, as they are well-known carcinogens.

What poses a threat is the oxidation during the heating process. As the metal wire is heated and cooled simultaneously, oxidation occurs, causing a formation of metallic oxide around the cord, thus preventing further oxidation. When the liquid comes in contact with the heating coil, the oxidized metal layer can contaminate the vapor, thus allowing the nanoparticles to pass into the consumer’s system via the inhaled vapor.

It is important to note that several vape brands are marketed as having ceramic heating elements. This is the case in some new vapes, but many still have exposed wire wrapped around a ceramic or quartz core. Vapes like these are always going to leech metal contaminants into the inhaled vapor.

Are you getting bored with physics and chemistry? There are safe vapes out there, but you need to do thorough research to find them. Since the CBD industry is quite unregulated, be sure that you are buying from a reputable organization. Such organizations test their products for heavy metals, contaminants, and potency. Ensure that you do thorough research into the manufacturer you are buying from, and that said manufacturer is as reputable as they claim to be.

Why People Are Adopting CBD Vapes

A lot of advantages come with the use of CBD Vapes. These advantages are the reasons why people are embracing the use of this latest device. Everybody wants something simple, but classic, while still affordable. Most vapes are simple to use, discreet and affordable. However, some vape pens can be expensive; particularly the high-tech kind for the tech-savvy individual.

These are more complex, rebuild-able vapes for advanced users who want control over every aspect of their vape hardware. Typically, these kinds of devices require a higher level of expertise than the average user possesses, or is willing to invest.

Most importantly, the primary reason for the massive adoption of this product is its faster absorption time. Unlike oral ingestion, CBD consumed via vaporization enters the body faster and easier allowing users to feel the effects almost immediately. When CBD is taken orally, it has to pass through a series of processes before getting into the bloodstream.

Since it is an organic compound, it has to go through the liver where a portion of it is absorbed or broken down into enzymes. As a result, only a few percentages of the ingested CBD get into the bloodstream.

However, vaped CBD gets into the bloodstream directly through the lungs. It does not necessarily have to pass through the liver, thus increasing its bioavailability. This means a consumer can get the same effect even with a smaller dose.

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Buying CBD Vapes

So, you have decided to dive right into your first vaping experience. Buying a CBD vape can be quite simple as there are many stores, both offline and online, selling these products. However, you want to be sure you have gotten a genuine, and risk-free product from a reputable manufacturer. Remember the risks involved in an unregulated market like the CBD vapes market.

Here’s the big question: How do you know you are buying an authentic product?

This is why it is pertinent that you consider some key aspects when purchasing these devices. Below are some factors to consider.

Laboratory Testing

An authentic CBD vape must have been tested in the Lab, preferably by a third party. If this is the case, results and reviews about the product are generally always available online. You can check these reviews out to ascertain the facts about the product. Lab tests will inform you about the source of the CBD, the extraction method, the presence and or percentage of psychotropic THC and other cannabis compounds.

If you are purchasing a cartridge made using Industrial hemp derived CBD oil, CO2 extraction is the method you should seek. Often, lots of plant matter is used in extracting CBD oil from hemp, as a result of this, it is necessary to use a clean extraction method to mitigate the chances of having an unhealthy level of metals and toxins. The CO2 extraction method is best known for removing these toxins, that cheaper extraction methods often fail to remove.

Ingredients

As earlier stated, some vapes cartridges contain pure CBD oil while some have to mix agents such as Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycine. It is advisable to use Cartridges with Vegetable Glycine or no mixing agents at all. We have carefully established the potential health hazards that come with the use of Propylene Glycol, and as such, advise against purchasing PG cartridges.

Price

Undoubtedly, price is always a major factor that consumers concern themselves with when making a purchase. You don’t want to purchase a pen only to discover the cost of maintenance strains your budget more than you thought it would, right? Therefore, you should also consider the price of cartridges and replacement parts before placing an order.

High-end vapes can cost more, and they do have their fair share of considerable advantages. For example, they have atomizers that heat up in a matter of seconds. If you consider timing an important factor, you might want to consider this aspect as well when making a purchase. Though be advised, just because a vape pen is more expensive, doesn’t necessarily mean that it is better than a cheaper alternative.

Potency

Finally, it is important to check the potency of the product you are purchasing. More reputable manufacturers will often test their products for potency. You should check out the CBD mg/ml reading. Although there is no risk of overdosing with CBD, consuming more than required is inefficient.

With the loads of information provided in this article, you should be able to make a wise decision about how to best consume your CBD. Remember, it’s important to continue doing research into various CBD and vape products as they are released. The realms of CBD and vape markets are still relatively new, and as such, it is always best to ensure that you remain one hundred percent safe.

A final piece of advice to non-smokers. It is probably safe for you to stay clear of vaping as you stand a chance to compromise your immune system. You might want to relax and hold on until the tech becomes more regulated, and further studies are done on the long-term effect of vaping.

CBD Colleges & Educational Companies

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CBD Colleges & Educational Companies

         

          According to Forbes, the cannabidiol industry is estimated to grow 700% by 2020. With the increasing interest in the various uses and advantages of CBD worldwide, it’s only appropriate for an equivalent increase in the amount of CBD knowledge that is available to the public. The sheer volume of information currently available regarding CBD is so enormous, it can be overwhelming for some. Fortunately, groups focused on spreading educational awareness about CBD have made learning easy. Now you can even decide whether to learn online or offline.

The need to empower ourselves with knowledge to change the world is the main reason that CBD colleges continue to spring forth. These colleges offer much more than just a basic understanding of CBD. They also allow one to learn about the medical science, clinical studies, dosing procedures, economics & marketing, business developments, laws & regulations, policies, approaches, and everything else related to CBD. These training courses also typically offer a certification upon completion as well.

Many people want to enjoy the benefits of CBD, but lack the education necessary to make an informed decision when considering dosage amounts and application methods. This is why the need for CBD colleges and educational companies are so essential in this budding market. These institutions also have a critical focus on how CBD can interact with other medicines, preventing accidental misuse. Professional instructors can help bridge the gap between the hype and the reality associated with the world of CBD.

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          Below is a list of few colleges and educational companies that offer CBD training and certification.

Cannabis Training University: This is a cannabis college with a complete curriculum that covers all areas of the CBD Industry. They offer a complete curriculum for all skill levels. This institution covers the nine essential skill sets related to CBD, which include growing, cooking, career, medical, trimming, business, law, bud-tending, and mastery.

CBD Training Academy: Here, you get the most recent information about CBD. They offer both live training and online training. The list of courses they offer is endless, ranging from a CBD masterclass to skincare and massage lessons.

The University of Vermont (UVM): UVM is the first medical school to offer a professional certificate in the field of cannabis and medicine. The college provides a seven-week, online training, that is designed for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, etc. The certification is gained under the department of pharmacology. The program covers cannabis history, business practice, law, policy making, production, safety and more.

Northern Michigan University: this university gives you the opportunity of getting a Bachelor’s degree in Medicinal Plant Chemistry. The program runs for four years and offers courses in chemistry, biology, and research that is instrumental in equipping you for a career in the growing field of the cannabis industry. Its main objective is to prepare students for new industries affiliated to medicinal plant production, analysis, and distribution.

UC Davis: This university offers a course called “Physiology of Cannabis.” This course provides an insight into understanding how cannabis and cannabinoids affect the human body. This three-unit course looks into the biology of cannabinoids, the physiological effects they have on multiple systems of the body, their underlying mechanisms, and the therapeutic usefulness or advantages of cannabinoids. This course also extends its study to the history of cannabis use, and the potential medical applications of cannabis and their relative effectiveness.

The Grow School: Here, you have the opportunity of applying for an online self-paced membership course on how to grow cannabis. This course teaches students what it takes to grow cannabis. The course is broken down into two parts;

  1. The Self-Paced GROW 101: This is recommended for all growers. You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience to take this course. This course covers topics like proper grow equipment selection, perfect grow room setup, safety measures, electrical theory and conditions, cannabis reproduction by cloning, trimming, harvesting and curing your cannabis, and ventilation options and solutions etc. 
  2. The Self-Paced GROW-101-E (extended): This is a comprehensive and more in-depth version of the GROW-101 online course. It contains an additional six hours of extra growing information. Like the Self-Paced GROW 101 course, there is no need for any prerequisite knowledge to participate. Aside from the areas covered in GROW-101, this extended version offers additional topics like; determining plant sex, pruning methods for a more abundant harvest, trellising cannabis plants, and advanced problem-solving techniques using organics.

As a member, you’ll get one year of unlimited access to view both the Grow 101, and Grow 101 E-courses and a student eBook.

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The University of Washington School of Medicine: This University offers a course called ‘Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain”. The training has been strictly developed for healthcare professionals. The training also gives insight and information, as well as clinical practice guidelines on the use of medicinal cannabis for the treatment of chronic pain. The training is divided into two modules;

Module 1: This module covers the areas of the mechanisms of action of medicinal cannabis, the medical uses of cannabis, and the Washington state law in regards to medical cannabis.

Module 2: Here, the focus is on the best clinical practices associated with the recommendation of medical cannabis. This module also provides tools that are useful to healthcare practitioners in their interaction with patients about the use of medicinal cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain.

These colleges and training centers will equip students to become successful, well-qualified technical personnel in the cannabis industry. With the education gained from these colleges and educational institutions, one will be able to meet the rigorous demands of the fast-paced and quickly growing cannabinoid industry. They will also be able to do so with legitimacy and a thorough understanding of the legality of medicinal plants all over the nation.

What Makes Cannabidiol Life Different

Cannabidiol Life

EXPERIENCE THE DIFFERENCE

THE DIFFERENCE, EXPLAINED.

Your health and your quality of life is very important, especially in a non-regulated industry where harmful products are being sold nationwide.

We believe that every CBD company should openly share the following (at least):

  • Overall Product Consumption Safety (Certifications)
  • Employee Transparency (Who Is Running The Company)
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Extraction Method
  • Product Certificates of Analysis (Third-Party Labs)
  • Quality of Product As Well As The Ingredients

Transparency must be demanded in the CBD industry and that’s why we’ve created this page for you.

Key Facts About Cannabidiol Life

#1

SEED TO SHELF“.  We have hands and eyes on our product from the beginning (the seed) until it reaches the shelf (final product).

#2

We are USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC & GMP CERTIFIED

USDA Certified Organic Seal      GMP Certified

#3

Our products are manufactured in a Certified Health & Safety Compliant Facility in Colorado

#4

U.S. Patented Extraction Technology (organic ethanol).  Our method has PROVEN its ability to extract much higher cannabinoid percentages in comparison to Supercritical CO2 (CBD industry’s standard extraction method).

#5

We infuse all of our CBD oils with organic NON-GMO MCT oil derived from coconuts. Here’s why…”MCT” stands for medium-chain triglyceride and is much smaller in size in comparison to the common LCT.

When we infuse CBD molecules with MCT oil, our CBD oil is able to travel directly from the stomach to the liver without requiring any extra energy. In fact, MCT is almost instantly converted to clean/natural energy for your body.

CBD Companies who do NOT use MCT’s in their oils will, unfortunately, cause the body to spend extra energy on digestion as well as lose a very high amount of undigested CBD and other phytocannabinoids.

#6

We remove all stems and seeds by hand from our Hemp Cherry cultivars This extends our manufacturing process about 2 hours per 1 pound of hemp.

#7

Executive Staff With:

  • 15+ years of Cannabis/Hemp/CBD experience
  • 10+ Years of Professional Medical Experience (MD + MMJ Doctor)
  • 4+ Years of CBD/Hemp Compliance Consulting Experience
  • 5+ years of Certified Personal Health & Fitness Training Experience
  • 14+ Years of Pharmaceutical as well as Organic/All-Natural Herbal Extract Product Formulation Experience.

Owner: Christopher Visser
Medical Director: Dr. Joseph Rosado, MD
Compliance Director: Jessica Arent
COO: Zachary Keeney
(Click to view our Cannabidiol Life Team)

IN SUMMARY

All of the standards, certifications, accreditations, and team member experience allows us to provide:

  • safer CBD products
  • more effective/healthier CBD products
  • higher quality CBD products
  • industry compliant CBD products
  • a 100% unique collection of CBD products only offered by Cannabidiol Life & Partners.

CBD Oil Vs. Alcohol

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CBD OIL VS. ALCOHOL

       

          It’s no longer news that CBD oil is taking over the cannabis industry. This development is attributed to the numerous health benefits that come with its use. The product is scientifically proven to heal certain medical conditions, and its popularity continues to grow, largely due to its anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and pain relieving properties.

The market for CBD oil and other CBD products is becoming highly competitive as manufacturers continue to introduce new CBD oil products to consumers. Due to this massive adoption, Forbes estimates CBD’s market to generate approximately 2.1 billion dollars by 2020. It’s little wonder then why hemp growers are striving hard to become licensed and tap into this pot of wealth.

Unfortunately, many people believe alcoholic beverages and CBD products are in the same vein. This is a considerable misconception that should be clarified. Although the two are both legal substances, they differ in terms of both functionality and usage. This article will take aim at discussing, and clarifying, the differences between the two substances. Also, we will take a look at some of the reasons why there might be a big switch from alcohol to CBD consumption in the future.

The alcohol industry may not be smiling at the sudden spike in demand for CBD products. This is because a massive switch from alcoholic to CBD products has been observed. Some folks are starting to adopt CBD products instead of alcohol, while some are in the business of mixing the two. As a result, big alcohol might soon suffer a large blow to their bottom line.

Let’s start by considering what’s wrong with alcohol.

So What Exactly is Wrong with Alcohol?

Everything! Wondering why?

Alcohol exposes consumers to several health risks. Regardless of whether a person takes it on a single occasion, or over time, it can take a severe toll on a person’s health by interfering with the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and even the immune system.

Yes, consuming alcohol can weaken the immune system, thus exposing the body to various diseases. This trend is especially prevalent in chronic drinkers. This is why many end up suffering from health conditions such as tuberculosis or pneumonia.

There is no single positive effect that can be attributed to alcohol use. It might interest you to know that the amount of alcohol required to kill a person is easily accessible in one night. This means, even first-time drinkers stand a chance of dying. According to the National Health Institute in 2012, 5.9 percent of all global deaths are as a result of alcohol consumption. This means about 3.3 million deaths are credited to the use of alcohol.

Worse still, the danger isn’t necessarily over even if a person stops drinking. The danger that comes from alcohol withdrawal can, in some cases, be life-threatening. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated a total of 88,000 deaths are caused by complications arising from alcohol withdrawal.

This is interesting because first a person exposes themselves to health risks while consuming alcohol. Then, just when they have decided to become sober and break off the addiction, they are exposed to further health risks. So, as you can see, one can easily say that just about everything is wrong with alcohol.

To better understand the differences that exist between the two, let’s take a look at a practical juxtaposition, shall we?

Let’s consider the adverse effects of both.

Negative Effects of CBD Vs. Alcohol

As previously established, consuming alcohol can be detrimental to your health. Some of the effects that accompany consumption of alcohol include dizziness, nausea & vommiting, mental impairment and, of course, the typical hangover often experienced hours after use.

Here’s a comprehensive list of how alcohol affects different parts of the body, and some of the conditions it can cause.

Brain

Consuming alcohol can interfere with the functionality of the brain by disrupting communication pathways. This is why you see some drunken folks acting weird after drinking alcohol. Brain disruption triggers changes in mood, behavior, and movement coordination.

Heart

Consuming a lot of alcohol can be detrimental to heart health. Whether taken for the first time, or over a long period. Some heart problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia) and more are often evident from alcohol use.

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Pancreas

Pancreatitis, a critical inflammation of blood vessels, can arise as a result of ingesting alcohol over time. This is because alcohol releases toxins, which can cause this medical condition. Patients suffering from this ailment usually experience improper digestion.

 

Liver

By far the most prevalent health condition among alcohol consumers is liver disease. Alcohol deals mercilessly with the liver, especially in heavy drinkers. Some of the health problems encountered often include; alcoholic hepatitis, cirrhosis and fibrosis of the liver, and more.

Cancer

According to the National Cancer Institute’s Data in 2009, 3.9 percent of all cancer deaths in the US were alcohol-related. This means that about 19,500 people have died from some form of alcohol-related cancer. Some forms of cancer have been attributed to alcohol consumption, including; head and neck cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, colorectal cancer, and breast cancer.

People who consume at least three bottles of alcohol per day have a higher risk of developing these types of cancer.

Now let’s consider the negative side effects of CBD.

Based on scientific research, so far there are little or no adverse effects accredited to the use of CBD products. Some small scale studies have looked into the safety of CBD in adults. They did this by administering a wide range of doses to a set of adults. Results revealed that adults tolerated the differences in treatment well.

Additionally, further research shows that there are no significant effect on the Central Nervous System (CNS) or mood of CBD consumers, even when they take in higher doses.

The most common side effect was tiredness. Also, some people reported diarrhea and slight changes in appetite or weight. These effects are quite minimal and can quickly be dealt with compared to the adverse side effects observed in alcohol consumption.

We’ve now examined some of the conditions alcohol and CBD consumers often encounter. CBD appears to be far better off in this regard. Could this be the reason why many people are advocating a switch from alcohol to CBD oil and other CBD products?

Now let’s take a look at some of the positive effects of CBD and alcohol.

Positive Effects of CBD Vs. Alcohol

As stated earlier, CBD is scientifically proven to cure some medical conditions such as anxiety, chronic pain, seizures, nausea, and a host of other issues. For some there is even a tendency to believe that the product has more healing properties that are as of yet undiscovered. There are little or no adverse effects from CBD consumption, and as such, several states in the US have already authorized CBD for both medical and recreational use.

Since the inception of the Farm Bill in 2018, hemp cultivation and processing became legalized across all 50 states, and as such, all hemp-derived products including CBD are legal on a federal level.

Unlike alcohol, CBD has no intoxicating effects on consumers. It is not associated with misbehavior like sexual assault and domestic violence, nor does it cause adverse health conditions like liver toxicity, cancer, and other health conditions that can be attributed to the use of alcohol.

Interestingly, CBD can be used to treat “Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome”. Studies on animals show that CBD protects against some health issues that can arise during alcohol withdrawal. This makes CBD ideal when used for recovering from alcohol addiction.

It is also proven that CBD can help reduce tobacco and cigarette addiction as well. This is undoubtedly a huge benefit, as it can be used to fight against both alcoholism, and nicotine addiction.

Due to its anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can be of immense benefit in suppressing the inflammatory pain caused by alcohol. It is also scientifically proven that CBD may help in mitigating damage to the liver from previous alcohol abuse.

Now let’s do a proper and more insightful study into the benefits of CBD

Pain Relieving & Anti-Inflammatory Properties of CBD

CBD offers a better alternative to “over–the-counter” drugs and prescriptions for treating chronic pain or relieving stiffness.

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Based on the information from a study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats.

The researchers concluded that the non-psychotropic elements in CBD could provide a new form of treatment for chronic pain.

Quitting Smoking and Drug Withdrawals

CBD is scientifically proven to help smokers quit. According to a study published in Addictive Behaviors, smokers who vaped in CBD smoked fewer cigarettes than usual and also had no further craving for nicotine.

Another study published in Neurotherapeutics revealed CBD could be an effective treatment for people who have opioid addiction disorders.

Researchers have also noted that CBD reduced some symptoms associated with other substance use disorders. These included mood-related symptoms like pain, insomnia, and anxiety.

Although more research is necessary to ascertain these observations, the findings suggest that CBD may help to prevent or reduce withdrawal symptoms across the board.

Epilepsy

After careful research on the safety and effectiveness of CBD oil for treating epilepsy, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of a CBD based product called Epidiolex as a therapy for two rare conditions characterized by epileptic seizures in 2018. These conditions include the following:

  1. Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which is common in individuals between ages three and five. It also involves different varieties of seizures
  2. Dravet syndrome (a rare genetic condition prevalent in the first year of life and includes frequent, fever-related seizures).

In the United States, a licensed doctor can prescribe Epidiolex to treat the above conditions.

 

Neurological Symptoms and Disorders

According to a 2014 review, CBD possesses anti-seizure properties with a low risk of experiencing side effects common in people with epilepsy. Research also shows that CBD may also treat many complications linked to epilepsy, such as neuro-degeneration, neuronal injury, and psychiatric diseases.

Another study published in Current Pharmaceutical Design revealed that CBD might produce effects similar to those of certain anti-psychotic drugs. CBD may even provide a safe and effective treatment for schizophrenia patients. However, further research is necessary. There is still an ongoing study on the effects of CBD on various neuropsychiatric disorders.

Cancer

CBD may just be the right thing to help deal with and to fight cancer. According to a review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, there is evidence that suggests CBD might significantly help to prevent the spread of cancer. It was observed that CBD helps in suppressing the growth of cancer cells, and ultimately promotes their destruction.

Anxiety Disorders

According to a review from Neurotherapeutics, CBD may also help to reduce anxiety in people with certain related disorders.

The review suggested that CBD may reduce anxiety-related behaviors in people with conditions like obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and general anxiety disorder

The authors also included a note of warning regarding current prescription treatments: “Current treatments for these disorders can lead to additional symptoms and side effects, which can cause some people to stop taking them.”

It’s worth noting that CBD does not have these effects.

Type-1 Diabetes

Type 1 diabetes arises from inflammation that occurs when the immune system attacks cells in the pancreas. In 2016, a paper presented in Lisbon, Portugal revealed that CBD might be the saving grace in fighting type 1 diabetes. By mitigating inflammation, CBD may delay the development of type 1 diabetes.

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Furthermore, according to research published in 2016 by Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation, CBD could ease this kind inflammation which is present in the pancreas; could this be the first step to finding a CBD-based treatment for type-1 diabetes?

Acne

Acne is a common skin condition caused by inflammation of the sebaceous gland. CBD also shows promising potential to treat this medical condition due to its anti-inflammatory properties.

In 2014, a study by JCI said CBD helps to lower the production of sebum that leads to acne. Sebum is an oily substance, and its overproduction can cause acne.

Alzheimer’s Disease

According to research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, it was observed that CBD prevented the development of a social recognition deficit in participants. Therefore, the researchers concluded that CBD could help in the early stages of Alzheimer’s disease. This means patients could still be able to recognize the faces of people that they know.

Interestingly, this is the first evidence that CBD may slow down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease.

Still not convinced CBD and alcohol are vastly different? Let’s consider the difference in usage.

CBD Usage Vs. Alcohol Usage

CBD and alcohol are both distinct in their usage as well. As you must have observed in previous subtopics and explanations, CBD cannot be regarded as a recreational drug. In fact, it is not viewed as one by law enforcement agencies and medical practitioners because the psychotropic effects do not exist. It uses are quite medicinal, and as such, most CBD consumers regard themselves as medicinal users.

Alcohol on the other hand, has no known medicinal advantages. One can therefore presume it’s purely a recreational drug. Of course, there is plenty of evidence to back this up, especially considering you typically find alcohol in recreational venues like bars, clubs and entertainment events. Most people won’t deny that the primary reason for its consumption is for recreational purposes. This is why it is commonly consumed at social events, because it makes people feel less inhibited and ultimately makes the gathering quite entertaining.

 

Now Let’s take a look at the difference in legality.

CBD Legality Vs. Alcohol Legality

There are common misconceptions about the legality of CBD in some areas, unlike alcohol which is legal almost everywhere across the globe.

At the Federal level, CBD is legal in all 50 states of the US, so long as it is manufactured from hemp, and it contains no more than 0.3% THC. However, some state laws regulate the use of CBD, while some others ban it altogether. Those states often regard marijuana as any substance containing CBD or THC. Since marijuana is generally still illegal in many states, save for medicinal purposes in some, the use of CBD in those states is unauthorized.

There is little to no misconception, however, as to the legality of alcohol across the country. Alcohol is legal in all the 50 states of the United States except for a few counties that have decided to ban the use of alcohol on certain days, or have banned the sale of it entirely.

Finally, let’s consider the differences the addictive qualities of both substances.

CBD Vs. Alcohol Addiction

Is it possible to get addicted to CBD? To answer this question, one must understand how addiction works and what exactly triggers addiction.

Addiction is primarily caused by the release of excess dopamine into the brain’s pleasure center. Every addictive substance is known to release about two to ten times the naturally required amount of dopamine.

Fortunately, CBD does not release excess dopamine when consumed. Therefore, you cannot get addicted to CBD, no matter how much you consume. Instead, CBD aids the balancing of neurotransmitters in the brain. This means if there’s a high level of a neurotransmitter, CBD lowers it and vice versa.

Alcohol, on the other hand, releases quite a lot of dopamine into the brain’s reward center. Dopamine causes an alteration in brain chemicals, which enhances the feelings of depression. By increasing the dopamine levels in the brain, alcohol tricks consumers into thinking that it’s making them feel great. This is why consumers keep drinking and drinking to get more dopamine release, but at the same time altering other brain chemicals that enhance feelings of depression. Ultimately, consumers crave for more thus becoming addicted.

So, what do you think? Would you consider settling for CBD instead of alcohol?

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Best Way To Extract CBD From Hemp

If you are considering to make, take, or buy CBD products, it’s important to take into consideration a huge detail that will directly affect the quality of the Cannabidiol you will obtain. This #1 factor of importance is the extraction method of how the CBD is obtained.
There are indeed three different ways to extract cannabidiol, but we only recommend the two of them.  Continue reading to find out why.

Three Ways To Extract CBD From Cannabis & Hemp Plants

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Extraction Using Butane & Propane

This was the first way that farmers, cannabis/hemp growers, and backyard CBD enthusiast’s extracted CBD. It is the easiest way for the average Joe to extract CBD, but as you can imagine, it yields the poorest quality CBD.  This extraction process involves HIGH HEAT and HIGH PRESSURE.  Furthermore, the solvents carry over into the final product. This is a no-no for Cannabidiol Life and it should be the same for each and every one of you.

Extraction Difficulty: EASY
Time Needed To Extract:  3 HOURS PER PLANT
Product Yield: MILD-HIGH

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Supercritical Extraction Process Best Way To Extract CBD From Hemp

CBD Extracted by Super Critical CO2

This is the most popular way to obtain CBD right now because there are no additional additives and it literally squeezes out every last drop of Cannabidiol from a hemp plant using 3,000 lbs of pressure. This process is a much faster extraction process and it also allows manufacturers to yield the most product possible from a hemp plant.From a manufacturer standpoint (retailer), this is 100% the way to go.  It is quicker, cheaper, and it creates the most product possible out of the three. From a user/buyer standpoint (you), it is a good option due to the fact that there are not any additives and no extreme heat is applied (which destroys the plant).  The pressure used, on the other hand, does destroy the plant, and as a result, you miss out on some of the health benefits of the hemp plant, but you get most!

Extraction Difficulty: MILD-HARD
Time Needed To Extract:  5 HOURS PER PLANT
Product Yield: HIGH

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By Hemp “Cradling” in Organic Ethyl Alcohol (ethanol)

This is a much slower process in comparison to the prior two options, but this is undoubtedly the best and purest way to enjoy the full benefits of Cannabidiol and actually, the hemp plant in general (minus the THC).  This process is amazing, which is what sparked this article in the first place.  

This is the “Tiffany & Co.” extraction process and is rarely found from a retailer stand point.This extraction process brings the hemp plant and the organic (food-based) ethyl alcohol to a very low boil. During this low heat boil, the hemp plant is actually cradled back a forth in the kindest way possible, almost like cradling a baby to sleep.  As the plant mixes with the ethanol and as the slow rocking creates natural friction (molecule movement), it will gently produce a vapor that is just full of all the benefits that one could naturally and organically extract from a hemp plant and Cannabidiol.

The care that goes into this extraction process, along with the quality of the product being the #1 goal at hand, is what makes this the absolute best way to produce a health and wellness CBD product.

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Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?

Editors Note: This article was originally posted on Jun 8, 2017. We have since updated this article for accuracy and comprehensiveness. We have also updated the article with multiple strong/bold words that are designed for you to pay very close attention to. The government announced on December 14, 2016 (INDIRECTLY we might add), that effective January 13, 2017, CBD would be a schedule one drug. Here is the exact definition of what this new drug code will mean: “Meaning an extract containing one or more cannabinoids that have been derived from any plant of the genus Cannabis, other than the separated resin (whether crude or purified) obtained from the plant.” Extracts of marihuana will continue to be potentially relieveed as Schedule I controlled substances.” [1] Do you see now why we say indirectly? While they never mentioned “CBD” in this announcement specifically, they did let the world know that they are creating a New Drug Code for MARIHUANA Extracts that will make them illegal starting on January 13, 2017.
CBD Used Legally Since 1850 Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?

So, What Is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol and it is a single cannabinoid that can be isolated and produced through various extraction processes. Learn more about the best way to extract CBD. Well, what is CBD extracted from? CBD can be extracted from:
  • Hemp
  • Industrial Hemp
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana/Marihuana
It can even be extracted from Hops, a worldwide ingredient to make beer. Crazy right? Who knew? Therefore, our immediate conclusion if CBD oil is a schedule 1 drug is… YES. Wait!  Don’t go!  
wait dont leave yet Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?
That is just our “immediate” conclusion, there is SO MUCH more to know about the industry and why it is so confusing.  So, don’t leave.  Use this guide to educate and inform others!

What The Announcement Meant

To make this super easy, I’m going to quote directly from Section 812 of the DEA website for the definition of what classifies a schedule 1 drug.

(1) Schedule I.—

(A) The drug or other substance has a high potential for abuse.

(B) The drug or other substance has no currently accepted medical use in potentially relievement in the United States.

(C) There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug or other substance under medical supervision.

Source: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/812.htm

 Did your eyes widen with shock and jaw drop in disbelief?

Mine too.

DEA, this is a joke, right? 

If it’s not…

I’d like to kindly ask you to look America and all the people suffering, directly into their eyes and tell them CBD oil falls into the schedule 1 category.  

I know I certainly couldn’t lie to parents who struggle every day with their children who are suffering from Epilepsy. 

Now, I thought long and hard about how in the world the DEA could claim this. I have a couple theories and to make this lengthy article more of a fun read, I’ll present it in the third person.

Christopher thinks they are doing this because:

  • they want to limit the production of CBD on the street in order to better control it
  • they have no idea what it is, saw the trend rapidly increasing, got scared, and attempted to ban it
  • they want time to synthesize it
  • they want to create an actual plant-based pharmaceutical medication
  • they want to keep profits in their hands

WOW!  Those are some bold claims, Chris!

Well, Chris, you say that now, but only 3 months ago at the beginning of November 2017, GW Pharmaceuticals finalized and submitted an application to the FDA seeking approval to launch EPIDOLEX. The FDA accepted the application and is currently reviewing it.

Not so farfetched now, eh Chris?

Okay, jokes aside, isn’t it a bit crazy that CBD, which was announced to be a schedule 1 drug, is now being reviewed by our federal government to potentially be used as a prescribed medicine?

Reasons Why Listing CBD a Schedule 1 Drug Is Ridiculous

To briefly reiterate, if a drug is put on the schedule 1 drug list, it is considered both an addiction threat and it also is considered to have no accepted medical use.  I’m attacking these two general reasons with factual, medical evidence and will prove why CBD oil should not be listed and furthermore, shouldn’t be anywhere near it!

Reason #1: CBD is an addiction threat. 100% FALSE! 

CBD does NOT contain THC. THC is the part of the cannabis plant that causes the psychotropic effects (the high) and is the cannabinoid responsible for the alleged addiction. Furthermore, researchers are proposing and concluding that CBD could be a potentially relievement for addiction.

Example 1
: Three direct quotes from a case study on CBD and opioid addiction:

To date, the evidence appears to at least support a potential beneficial potentially relievement for opioid abuse.

The fact that patients with substance use disorders often present with various psychiatric and medical symptoms that are reduced by CBD—symptoms such as anxiety, mood symptoms, insomnia, and pain—also suggests that CBD might be beneficial for potentially relieveing opioid-dependent individuals.”

CBD could thus offer a novel line of research medication that indirectly regulate neural systems modulating opioid-related behavior, thus helping to reduce side effects normally associated with current opioid substitution potentially relievement strategies.[2]

Example 2: This really made me chuckle at the fact how someone (DEA) can openly claim that CBD can be a hazardous addiction.  Here is a case study on…

wait for it…

CBD as an effective potentially relievement for Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome. Yes, you read that correctly and here is the conclusion:

CBD can be effective for the potentially relievement of cannabis withdrawal syndrome.”[3]

How can CBD be an addictive threat if it an effective potentially relievement for the addiction caused by the same plant that it comes from?

It’s literally unbelievable!

Reason #2: CBD has no accepted medical value

We, Cannabidiol Life, are legally not allowed to make medical claims. Therefore, we will let our customers do all the claiming for us!

Here is our online CBD Gummy Study and below are some of the few emails I’ve received recently…

This is what its all about. Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?
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As you can see, whether CBD has been “medically accepted” or not, we have witnessed first hand, with our own two eyes, real people giving their real testimonies on how CBD has changed their life for the better.

Contradictory Laws For Cannabis & CBD

Here are some ups and downs on various laws passed over the past several years:

  • The first submission of the proposal to make CBD illegal was made in 2011
  • In 2012, Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use
  • That sparked a movement which ripped across the US. This lead to Washington D.C and 28 states to launch cannabis programs
  • In 2014, the US government adds another amendment to the Agricultural Adjustment Act or Farm Bill. This bill legalizes the cultivation of hemp for pilot programs, provided that the plant doesn’t have more than 0.3% THC. This Farm Bill allows for the cultivation, production, and marketing of hemp products as long as requirements are met
  • December 2016, the DEA announces that all cannabis extracts are 100% illegal

This muddled conglomerate of different laws stating different things is what has caused the legalization of CBD to be so confusing!   Since the law is so unclear, hundreds of people, small companies, and even huge multi-million dollar corporations are still selling industrial hemp extracted CBD to this very day (including us) and we’re doing so nationwide.

CBD Was Announced To Be A Schedule 1 Drug But Clearly It’s Not Enforced…

As stated in the last paragraph, many companies sell CBD products nationwide. We’re definitely not hiding from anyone and all of us send through either UPS or USPS. There are a handful of companies that have been selling CBD for years and the only cease and desist letters any company has ever received are simple warning letters demanding that the companies remove blatant medical claims. You can view the warning letters here:

2015 Warning Letters & Test Results
2016 Warning Letters & Test Results

Here’s the question that will leave you looking like “The Thinker”.

the thinker Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?
If the government took the time to write these warning letters to specific companies to remove medical claims, why wouldn’t they also tell them to stop selling CBD as well? And an even more specific question…

Why Hasn’t The DEA Shut Down Big CBD Retail Companies Altogether?

Because… Ah, not yet… let’s answer a few more questions first…

Short Q&A Based on FAQ’s

  • Are people allowed to buy CBD online?  Answer:  You are only allowed to purchase CBD if it is within the requirements of the Farm Bill.
  • Is CBD illegal to sell? Answer: CBD is only illegal to sell if it contains over 0.3% THC and if it is extracted from Marijuana/Cannabis plants…
  • What is the probability that you will be arrested for taking CBD in a state that doesn’t allow medical marijuana? Answer: Now, this is MY opinion, it is NOT a substitute for legal advice… but the probability is very slim. You’re absolutely not allowed to take legal advice from me as my opinions are not a substitute for your state and/or federal laws.
  • What are some specific resources I could read to learn more on my own? Answer: Here are two credible resources you might want to consider reading:
Clarification of the New Drug Code (7350) for Marijuana Extract Final Rule: Establishment of a New Drug Code for Marihuana Extract

FINAL CLARIFICATION TO THE QUESTION YOU’VE ALL BEEN WAITING FOR

“IS CBD A SCHEDULE 1 DRUG?”

The answer is…
CBD is ONLY illegal if it is extracted directly from a Marijuana or a Cannabis plant. 
CBD is LEGAL if it is extracted from Industrial Hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. 

Below Are The EXACT Reasons Why CBD is Legal When Extracted From Hemp

The Grey Area Reason Why It’s Not:  The law doesn’t state “Hemp extracts are illegal”, it states that “all extracts from the genus Cannabis plants are illegal”.

According to Britannica, a trusted leader in the classification of various species of plants,

“Hemp, (Cannabis sativa), also called industrial hemp, plant of the family Cannabaceae cultivated for its fibre (bast fibre) or its edible seeds. Hemp is sometimes confused with the cannabis plants that serve as sources of the drug marijuana and the drug preparation hashish.” [4]

Not enough evidence?

50 shades too grey for you? 

the grey area Is CBD a Schedule 1 Drug?

The Direct Reason Why It’s Not:

CBD oil is not a schedule 1 drug is because frankly, the DEA does NOT have the authority to make statute laws all on their own.

There is a method to the madness of passing laws and the process is as followed:

  1. DEA is let aware of a problematic substance that can be abused, has no medical use/advantage, and is harmful
  2. DEA considers evidence based on scientific and medical data to make an educated decision.
    In this case, with CBD, they never had bad data, so it was a dumb move and almost unlawful move on their part…
  3. DEA will propose that a certain drug should be put on the schedule 1 drug list
  4. The attorney general will then go through the same process to which then, Congressional action will now take place to make the final decision as only within congressional approval (in most cases) can a drug be placed on the schedule 1 drug list.
    Source: https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/21cfr/21usc/811.htm 

Final Advice

Take CBD responsibly, consult with your family physician prior to taking it for the first time, and follow the laws of your state. If you don’t know the laws, reach out to your state government office and ask them for yourself!  It is totally okay to do your own research and using your appointed government officials is a great way to begin your journey towards enlightenment!

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The entourage effect of CBD refers to its cooperation with other cannabinoids such as THC. The phenomenon, known as the entourage effect, occurs when natural components of a plant interact in the human body to yield a stronger influence than when one of the components is used alone. This is the case for CBD and other cannabinoids when used together. The cannabinoids produce a synergistic effect. And, when CBD and other cannabinoids are used together, they produce a multiplying effect. That’s because different cannabinoids amplify the effects of each other making them more effective when used to potentially relieve different medical symptoms. In other words, the entourage effect means that when cannabinoids are used together 2+2 doesn’t equal to 4. Instead, it equals to 5 or even more. CBD Oil is found to be one of the best and by far the most popular way to take CBD.  

How CBD Entourage Effect Reveals Itself

THC is a psychotropic cannabinoid. This quality makes it appealing to the recreational users of cannabis due to the high feeling that it gives them. CBD, on the other hand, is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid. That means it does not cause the high feeling. But, both CBD and THC have numerous therapeutic benefits. For instance, THC is very effective when used to reduce neuropathy onset and as a therapeutic aid for PTSD. CBD has also been proven effective in improving the symptoms of various conditions including inflammation-related severe conditions. The entourage effect of CBD is depicted when it modulates THC effect on the body. Studies have shown that some strains of cannabis plant have less CBD than THC. This means that using such strains creates the high or stoned feeling in the user. Hemp plants, however, has considerably less THC and a lot more CBD. Using the hemp plant, therefore, causes a reverse feeling due to the presence of CBD in higher amounts than THC. Studies have shown that CBD relieves medical symptoms without causing psychotropic effects. Basically, the entourage effect occurs when CBD and other cannabinoids like THC play off each other while improving the desirable traits of each other. For instance, when CBD and THC are used together, CBD slows down the rate at which the liver breaks down THC. This enables THC therapeutic effects to last longer. Studies have also shown that when all cannabinoids that are found in the hemp plant are used together, they are more efficient and effective than when each is used alone to potentially relieve multiple ailments. For instance, studies have shown that when THC and CBD are used together, they are more effective in fighting cancer than when each is used individually.  

Impact of The Entourage Effect

While the most noticeable entourage effect illustration is the effect that CBD has on THC, research shows that terpenes and cannabinoids can also combine to produce more therapeutic benefits. Studies show that terpenes can impact blood-brain barrier. This may explain the greater efficacy of cannabinoids like CBD and THC when used together. Currently, scientists are yet to comprehend CBD entourage effect fully. Some argue that multiple individual cannabinoids play a role in creating this effect while others suggest that the effect could be due to the interaction of cannabinoids in the body or a combination of both.
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Benefits of CBD Oil When Used with THC

CBD is a non-psychotropic cannabinoid that is found in the hemp plant. That means it does not cause the high feeling that is associated with cannabis. Many patients have reported an alert effect after using CBD. As such, it’s important to be careful not to use it in high amounts when nearing bedtime.

Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, on the other hand, is a psychotropic cannabinoid. That means it is responsible for the high feeling that is associated with cannabis. When ingested, THC stimulates the brain, leading to dopamine release. Once released, dopamine creates a sense of wellbeing and euphoria. It also creates a relaxed feeling in the user.

CBD graduates THC effects while reducing its side effects that are associated with psychosis. This gives the user a more pleasant experience while enhancing relaxation. For instance, when CBD and THC are used together, they enable the user to sleep better unlike when they use prescription drugs.

 

Benefits of THC

Studies have shown that THC has numerous therapeutic applications including improving the symptoms of depression, nausea, insomnia, appetite loss, as well as moderate and mild pain. The pre-clinical trials done by the FDA recently suggested that THC reduces neuropathy onset in patients that suffer from this condition. Neuropathy refers to nerve pain or nerves degeneration. Another study conducted by the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicine revealed that THC is beneficial for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder’s therapeutic aid. The study attributed the effect of THC on PTSD to the brain’s CB1 receptors. THC stimulates these receptors thereby playing a crucial role in the elimination of adverse memories that are at the center of PTSD.

Generally, THC is a strong pain killer and an anti-inflammatory agent. Research has shown that it reduces brain’s amyloid plaques that cause Alzheimer’s severe condition. Pre-clinical trials have also shown that THC reduces vascular endothelia’s growth factor levels in glioma cells or brain cancer cells. This reduction is very important because it means tumors that result from brain cancer cannot grow new blood vessels that are necessary for their sustenance, growth and eventual spreading. This discovery is important because it gives hope for effective brain cancer therapeutic aid.

Studies have also shown that THC is an effective antispasmodic, muscle relaxant, bronchodilator, powerful antioxidant, and neuro-protectant. Its anti-inflammatory power is twice the anti-inflammatory power of hydrocortisone and 20 times more than that of aspirin.

 

Benefits of CBD

Studies have shown that CBD has numerous therapeutic benefits just like THC. CBD may help with the chronic pain that is caused by muscle convulsions, inflammation, and muscle spasticity. This pain is commonly experienced by people that suffer from epilepsy, fibromyalgia, and multiple sclerosis. Additionally, CBD has been proven effective in helping people that suffer from anxiety.

A recent study by Temple University revealed that CBD can be used as a strong preventative medication for chemotherapy-induced neuropathy. This is a side effect that is caused by some chemotherapy drugs.

Many scientists know CBD for its ability to counterbalance tachycardia or rapid heartbeat, anxiety, sedation, and hunger that are caused by THC as well as its effective control of epilepsy. Studies have also suggested that CBD can be used to address conditions that are difficult to manage including rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, cancer, anti-biotic resistant infections, neurological disorders, and alcoholism.

Research has shown that CBD has strong anti-convulsant, anxiolytic, anti-emetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-psychotic, and anti-depressant properties. The most exciting properties of CBD are its anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anti-oxidant properties. That’s because when these properties are combined, they enable it to potentially relieve Parkinson’s severe condition, Alzheimer’s severe condition, and neurodegenerative-related severe conditions. Studies have also shown that CBD helps in the regulation of blood pressure. It is also cytotoxic to some cancer cells such as cells that cause breast cancer and it helps in the protection of healthy cells.

 

Benefits of using CBD and THC together

Studies have shown that CBD and THC have a synergistic effect. That means when a person has both in the body at therapeutic levels, their effects are more than when each is used alone. For instance, when CBD and THC are present in the body, the THC-therapy effect is prolonged by the inhibition of the breakdown of THC by the liver. Thus, CBD inhibits the breakdown of THC by the liver enabling THC effects to persist longer. When CBD’s applicable amounts of more than 4% are ingested with THC, CBD reduces psycho activity that is normally experienced by many patients due to THC.

Currently, studies are being conducted at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco and they are showing that when both CBD and THC are injected into the brain and breast tumors, they can eliminate them completely within 30 days.

The Entourage Effect

When CBD and THC are used together, they create the entourage effect. That means they play off each other while improving the desirable effects of each. For instance, studies have shown that using both CBD and THC improves the therapeutic aid of multiple ailments such as cancer. More implications of both CBD and THC have shown that the two cannabinoids work better when used together as medicine.

Today, the entourage effect of THC and CBD has significant and real implications for people that want to use the cannabinoids as medicine. That’s because using THC alone induces paranoid and uncomfortable effects when a person feels high. But, when THC is used together with CBD, CBD regulates THC effects. Thus, it protects the brain against the adverse effects of THC. Nevertheless, you must find the right ratio of THC/CBD to benefit from their entourage effect.

How CBD and THC Work

THC and CBD have many benefits to the human body due to the fact that they are active pharmacological compounds that mimic the natural endocannabinoids that are produced by the body. These endocannabinoids maintain a critical balance in the biological functions such as appetite, the immune system, sleep, and pain among others. When this balance is disrupted, the body gets into a stressed state. Endocannabinoids move in to fix this problem. CBD and THC mimic the natural endocannabinoids. Therefore, they are effective in enabling the body to manage a crisis while restoring balance after trauma if the natural endocannabinoids can’t restore it alone. THC and CBD work with the endocannabinoid system to control inflammation, pain, and many other conditions.

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For millions of people, stress is among the major factors that affect the quality of their lives. Stress can be a minor issue at first, but can eventually become a larger problem that leads to insomnia, severe anxiety, and other problems. Although there are many conventional therapeutic aids for stress, they are not always effective on all patients. Some of them have side effects while others can be addictive. This has prompted scientists, clinicians, and medical practitioners to conduct researches with the aim of discovering more effective, and safer  therapeutic aids for stress.

There is plenty of evidence to prove CBD’s therapeutic effects and benefits when it comes to relieving stress. CBD has been proven to work as anticonvulsant, neuro-protective, and anti-inflammatory agent. Patients that have benefited from other medicines that relieve stress have also benefited from CBD. That’s why CBD has become an increasingly popular choice for improving the symptoms of stress.

How It Works

Scientific and anecdotal evidence shows that CBD has the ability to trigger the release of pleasure hormones that relax the mind. These hormones enhance the reduction of stress levels by causing a peaceful calm that is experienced throughout the body. In addition to relieving stress, CBD can help with other problems like anxiety and insomnia.

CBD is an unobtrusive, efficient, and safe therapeutic aid for stress because it also combats the underlying issues. Usually, if stress is not relieved, it evolves into other problems like anxiety. These have a significant impact on the quality of the life of the patient. However, CBD is not only capable of improving the symptoms of stress, but CBD also helps to relieve anxiety.

Additionally, CBD has significant effects on basolateral amygdala receptors. These receptors receive the most sensory information. CBD also affects the hippocampus, which is the emotional center of the brain. Currently, there is scientific evidence to prove that CBD provides therapeutic comfort, and that it has potential to induce positive psychiatric change. Cannabidiol has also shown a positive impact on cognitive impairment and discomfort that some people face when in public settings.

Using CBD To Relieve The Symptoms of Stress

Generally, the results of preliminary studies on CBD as a therapeutic aid for stress have been amazing. Currently, there are studies that suggest that CBD is a great natural alternative to the available conventional stress relievers.

If you or a loved one would like to use CBD to relieve stress, there are different CBD products that you should consider. These include CBD capsules and pills, CBD drops, and CBD cream among others. Each of these products contain different amounts of CBD. Therefore it is important that you consider all of them to determine which CBD product is ideal for you or your loved ones.

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