It's hard to ignore the fact that you see the letters CBD nearly everywhere you go. They even have bottles at the gas station counters (please don't buy these). With so many choices, options and everyone saying they have the best, it can be confusing.
As much as I love CBD oil, it DOES NOT cure or treat anything! You read that right - It cures nothing.
CBD oil supports a system in our body called the endocannabinoid system. (ECS) The ECS system was discovered in 1990 and it contains trillions of receptor proteins in our body and is responsible for creating homeostasis!
Heart Surgeon, David Allen, MD says: “The discovery of the Endocannabinoid System is the single most medical scientific discovery ever and will save more lives than the discovery of sterile surgical technique.” This is coming from a heart surgeon who knows the importance of sterile surgical technique! Scientists now believe clinical endocannabinoid deficiency may play a role in many conditions and health problems.
So, although CBD oil won’t cure you, supporting and maintaining your endocannabinoid system with CBD oil, will allow your body to heal from the inside out!
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, which naturally occurs in hemp plants. It’s one of many types of cannabinoids found in hemp, and it happens to be one that offers many benefits for our overall well-being.
Many people associate cannabinoids with marijuana, but CBD and marijuana are not the same. There are similarities between the two, but they are two different species. Marijuana contains a cannabinoid called THC, which results in a “high.” CBD is a cannabinoid that is not psychoactive. It only contains trace amounts of THC, so it won’t make you feel high.
The marijuana plant is high in THC, but low in CBD. The hemp plant is high in CBD, but low in THC.
HempWorx full spectrum CBD oil contains less than 0.3% THC which complies with Federal Regulations.
Full spectrum CBD has all of the beneficial compounds found in hemp, like terpenes, flavonoids, fatty acids, and cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC (lower than 0.3%).
Broad spectrum CBD oil contains all the benefits except the trace amount of THC. When they work together, they produce what is known as the entourage effect. A synergistic response that produces more wellness benefits than any one cannabinoid alone. Because it's known for its wide scope of medicinal benefits and mounds of scientific data that show little to no side effects.
What does CBD do?
We have an Endocannabinoid system that has receptors connecting throughout our whole body. Our body naturally produces CBD, but in many cases, we are deficient in this compound which leads to a variety of health ailments.
CBD oil helps to regulate your body through homeostasis, bringing your body to balance. There are naturally occurring cannabinoids in the hemp plant. Cannabinoids all work together to deliver nature’s benefits. Research has shown small doses of these beneficial components fire up our internal systems that may have shut off over the years, causing our body to get back to balance, healing what has broken down. CBD is like the key that unlocks our bodies’ miraculous ability to heal itself.
Consistency is key. Your body has to heal from the inside out, that takes time.
Long story short, CBD can be a great supplement for overall health and wellness. It supports a healthy immune system and brain function, and it promotes a healthy mood. It can even improve the appearance of your skin. In short, CBD supports what makes you, you.
Will I fail a drug test?
In this instance, you would want our broad-spectrum products. These have zero THC.
This is why you want third-party testing. A full spectrum product means it has 0.3% THC or less and it may show up on a drug test. If you have any questions, please seek out your health care practitioner.
Will I get high?
CBD itself is a non-psychoactive compound, which means CBD cannot get you high. THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) is the compound that creates the feeling of being intoxicated.
CBD is non-habit forming and there are no withdrawal symptoms.
Studies are coming out showing many people recovering from various addictions are showing CBD as promising for potential treatments.
All CBD companies are the same. Right??
Unfortunately, this statement is false. It is not regulated and there are many companies out there. When shopping for quality, here are some things to look for:
Organic verified origin farming in the US and non-GMO farming practices
What are the ingredients? Is there a nutrition label, nothing extra should be added like artificial ingredients, artificial colors, preservatives, fillers, extra ingredients, flavors, or smells. There has to be a carrier oil. Hemp seed oil as a carrier oil is actually part of the plant. Keep in mind the first ingredient is usually the one with the most weight.
Transparent independent third-party testing. Very important for the company to post their tests. This industry is not regulated. Independent testing ensures the product you are consuming is quality, there are no toxins like mold, heavy metals, pesticides, alcohols, or solvents from the extraction process. It also shows the levels of cannabinoids in your product. If they are claiming full spectrum, the tests will show how much THC.
Open bottle money-back guarantee.
What is their extraction method? How CBD is extracted from the hemp plant is an important factor in giving you high-quality oil and all its benefits. HempWorx uses the CO2 extraction method to help our oil keep its integrity, and keep out any molds or any other harmful contamination. The oil left in its natural form means it stays in the body longer.
A bonus would be the US Hemp Authority Seal of Approval. This means: “Meeting the stringent self-regulatory standards of the U.S. Hemp Authority™, and passing a third-party audit, participants will be licensed to use the Certified Seal of the U.S. Hemp Authority™ on their products beginning early 2019”
The carrier oil varies. Many use MCT oil. MCT is a processed product that uses heat to break the bonds of coconut oil so it doesn't solidify at room temperature. The heating process kills all the living enzymes in coconut oil. Verses cold pressed hemp seed oil which contains all the living enzymes that work with the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids to increase bioavailability in our bodies.
Can I fly with CBD?
The short answer is that HempWorx CBD oil is legal.
“Marijuana and certain cannabis-infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.”
If you are flying internationally, I would consider further exploration as to the actual country requirements.
Why did I choose HempWorx?
We decided on HempWorx for the label. We spent hours researching and combing through tons of other websites. We had it narrowed down to three companies but HempWorx was the only one with pure plant ingredients and hemp seed oil as the carrier.
HempWorx was unmatched in:
Their ingredient list, is just two (or three) ingredients that are organic, non-GMO, nothing extra, nothing artificial, and contains verified therapeutic levels of CBD.
Their carrier is hemp seed oil (not MCT), which is rich in nutrients and part of the plant.
Tests were easy to find and very transparent.
Farms are in the USA, with no chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or herbicides.
They use a dry lock system to prevent any yeast or mold build-up.
60-day empty bottle money-back guarantee.
We also discovered a lot of other transparency within their extraction, production, and posting of their tests. Their labs are FDA registered, FDA food registered, CGMP certified, cruelty-free, and were one of the original companies with the Hemp Authority Seal.
Cannabis: A common plant that has been utilized for food, fuel, fiber, and medicine for the past 12,000 years.
Hemp: A legal term that refers to cannabis varieties that produce less than .03 percent THC. It is often used to refer to varieties of cannabis that have been bred for industrial purposes.
Cannabinoids: Cannabinoids are compounds uniquely found in cannabis plants, as well as compounds similar to those found in the cannabis plant. There are there categories of cannabinoids: phytocannabinoids produced in plants like cannabis; endocannabinoids produced naturally by our bodies; and synthetic cannabinoids that are made in a lab.
Terpenes: Aromatic compounds found in most plants and some insects. Terpenes are responsible for the way cannabis smells and have been associated with the range of distinct effects it produces in consumers.
Endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS): A system composed of two receptors (CB1 and CBD2), the compound our bodies produce to activate them (endocannabinoids), and the enzymes that break those compounds down. The ECS regulates many systems within the body and is concentrated in the central and peripheral nervous systems. It’s responsible for producing the effects felt by consuming some cannabinoids (like THC).
Cannabinoid receptor type 1(CB1): Found primarily in the central nervous system, CB1 receptors are responsible for the feeling of intoxication, or “high” when consuming THC.
Cannabinoid receptors type 2(CB2): Concentrated throughout the immune system, the peripheral nervous system, and the gastrointestinal system, CB2 receptors are of interest for their immunomodulatory action.
Tetrahydro-Cannabinol (THC): The most common compound produced in cannabis varieties that have been bred for recreational and medicinal use. The activated form of THC, delta 9-THC, causes the feelings generally associated with consuming cannabis and being “high”.
Cannabidiol (CBD): CBD is the second-most commonly produced compound in cannabis varieties bred for their medicinal use, and the most common in varieties bred for agriculture (commonly known as hemp). Unlike THC, CBD is nonintoxicating. It is of medicinal interest for its anti-epileptic, antianxiety, and anti-inflammatory effects.
Full Spectrum/Broad Spectrum: Cannabis products that contain all of the original compounds found in the cannabis flower; cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.
Isolate/Distillate: Cannabis products are produced by removing everything except for a single cannabinoid, generally THC or CBD.
Indica/Sativa: Colloquial terms used to indicate the effect of particular varieties of cannabis. Indicas are considered relaxing, while sativas are energizing.
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