Could it be the answer everyone is looking for? Could CBD be part
of a regimen that helps you lose weight the healthy way? From “fat browning” to
metabolic support, research suggests this industrious cannabinoid has a lot of
potential. So the big question is……
How can CBD oil help with weight loss?
In this day and age, the pressure to be slim has never been so
overwhelming. From fat shaming and bullying on Facebook to the warped images we
are presented with on celebrity magazines and Instagram feeds which have been
filtered six ways from Sunday, we’re constantly bombarded with images of the
“perfect” beach body. Let’s be real. Nobody’s perfect, and what gets sold as
the ideal is frustratingly unattainable for most of us.
We’re constantly told that slimmer is healthier, but is this
actually the real situation? The reality may be way more complex. On the one
hand, links have been made between obesity and health problems like
diabetes and heart disease. On the other hand, numerous studies have
shown that it’s possible to be healthy at many different weights. The pressure
to be thin can also lead to low self-esteem and dangerous fad-dieting. Crash
diets can deprive our bodies of the nutrients and energy we need to stay
When it comes to weight loss, any decision you make should be about health. That doesn’t mean we don’t understand the desire to fit into that killer pair of jeans. Let’s be honest, we’ve all craved an extra boost of confidence during beach season, but when it comes down to it, any body on the beach is a beach body!
That said, if you’re feeling sluggish, or think your health could
benefit from shedding a few pounds, we’ve got your back. Along with a healthy
diet and exercise, CBD oil could be a useful part of a weight-loss regimen that
works with your body, not
role of the endocannabinoid system (ECS)
The body’s endocannabinoid system helps to regulate numerous
biological processes, including immune response, metabolic function, and more.
Its influence is exerted through a network of cell receptors, with the two main
receptor types being CB1 and CB2. Neurotransmitters called endocannabinoids
bind to these receptors, triggering various biological responses.
While CB1 receptors are concentrated in the central nervous
system, CB2 receptors can be found on cells throughout the body. However, in
people with obesity, CB1 receptors spread beyond the central nervous system,
proliferating in fatty tissue. This suggests a connection between CB1
receptor activation and obesity.
In addition to endocannabinoids, certain external compounds can
also affect the ECS. These include CBD and other phytocannabinoids found in
cannabis. CBD doesn’t bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors directly. However, it’s
been shown to act on the ECS in complex, indirect ways.
fat and “browning” fat
When it comes to weight loss and overall health, fat tends to get
a bad rap. But not all body fat is created equal. Just like different foods
contain healthy and unhealthy fats, body fat can also be healthy or harmful.
Did you know that fat cells actually come in different colours?
White adipose tissue—or “white fat”—is the result of storing
excess calories. Too much white fat stored around the abdomen has been linked
to higher risk for metabolic disorders like diabetes, as well as heart disease
and other ailments.
On the other hand, brown adipose tissue—or “brown fat”—is a
healthy type of fat. Brown fat cells contain a high concentration of iron-rich
mitochondria. That’s what gives them their brown colour. These fat cells burn
calories to generate heat, and may actually help combat obesity. Newborns,
hibernating animals, and people with healthy metabolic function tend to have a
higher percentage of brown fat.
Well, it turns out CBD could promote the conversion of white fat
into brown fat—a process known as “fat browning”. Recent research published
in the journal Molecular and Cellular
Biochemistry found CBD to increase expression of marker genes and
proteins specific to brown fat. At the same time, CBD decreased levels
of proteins associated with white fat cell generation. CBD also stimulated
lipid metabolism (conversion of fat to energy), making it a promising option
for obesity prevention.
Metabolic health and appetite control
Obesity has been noted as a risk factor for health problems like
type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol levels. The key to
that link is metabolic health. An excess of fat in the abdominal region has
been associated with insulin resistance, a blood sugar problem that’s
often a precursor to more serious metabolic disorders.
Insulin resistance is when cells stop responding properly to the
hormone insulin. Your body then struggles to process glucose and starts
overproducing insulin to compensate. Thus, blood sugar levels go from being too
high to dropping dramatically from the extra insulin. The result is akin to a
sugar rush and subsequent crash. It’s a rollercoaster that leaves you feeling
sluggish, hungry, and prone to cravings.
Research suggests a link between the endocannabinoid system
and metabolic regulation. Cannabinoid receptors are found in the brain,
endocrine pancreas, and gastrointestinal tract. They are an integrated part of
the networks that regulate food intake and appetite.
CB1 receptor overactivation appears to play a role in visceral
fat stored around the abdomen. Visceral obesity, in particular, has been linked
to various health risks—and CBD could play a preventative role. Studies have
found that CBD may block the enzymes that activate CB1 receptors. Possible
effects include appetite reduction and inhibition of weight gain.
Inflammation and oxidative stress have also been found to play a
pivotal role in the development of metabolic syndrome. Through its action on
the endocannabinoid system, CBD has been shown to have both anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
That means it could support metabolic health in a holistic manner, acting
through more than one mechanism.
In fact, a study in the American
Journal of Pathology noted the “tremendous therapeutic potential” of
CBD in the treatment of metabolic disorders. While more investigation is
needed, researchers are hopeful for the future of clinical practice involving
for weight loss — The future looks bright
While there’s a lot of interesting research out there about the
benefits of CBD, much of it is still preliminary. That said, the future looks
CBD appears to promote healthy “fat browning”, as well as play a
possible role in regulating metabolism. Healthy metabolic functioning helps
balance blood sugar highs and lows. That means more consistent energy levels
and fewer cravings. Those effects alone can help you eat right, hit the gym,
and be more consistent when it comes to making healthy decisions.
Thus, while more clinical studies are needed, CBD oil appears
promising as a supplement. Along with diet and exercise, it may provide
additional support for a healthy lifestyle that can lead to weight loss.
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that can be found within
the Cannabis sativa species
(and also in a handful of other flora). Cannabinoids are present naturally
inside these types of plants, making up part of their biological structure.
Cannabinoids found inside plants are technically called “phytocannabinoids”,
but fall under the collective category of cannabinoids.
You could, to draw a picture, liken these cannabinoids to
ingredients in a recipe—without them, you wouldn’t have the finished product;
in this case, the hemp plant. And while cannabinoids are essential, they only
form part of the recipe. We also need flavonoids and terpenes—but we will
explain their function in a separate article.
cannabinoids in cannabis
Every cannabinoid has a slightly different purpose, but in total,
there are believed to be over a hundred of them inside a single hemp plant.
Part of the difficulty in understanding what each cannabinoid does stems from
the fact that they don’t all exist at the same time or in similar
concentrations. Many are only present while hemp is growing, while others need
exposure to the atmosphere or sunlight before they can develop.
In general, mature hemp plants (that’s what we use to extract CBD)
feature similar ratios of cannabinoids, including CBD, CBN, CBC, and many more.
The letters are acronyms for their scientific names and help to differentiate
between their chemical structure.
In hemp, CBD makes up the lion’s share of cannabinoids, while the others only feature in trace amounts. Using sophisticated machinery, it is possible to isolate specific cannabinoids and transform them into a consumable product—CBD oil, capsules, lotions, etc.
Having dozens of cannabinoids at hand is all well and good, but
without a useful function, they are pretty pointless to us—that’s where the ECS
steps in. Thanks to millions of years of evolution, each of us (including the
household dog and cat) has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This unique
regulatory system is capable of interacting with cannabinoids, triggering a
wide range of changes inside the body.
receptors and the endocannabinoid system
The endocannabinoid system is a vast network that extends from the
central nervous system to the major organs and nearly everywhere in between.
Located at various points throughout the ECS are cannabinoid receptors. These
receptors act as activation points, only reacting when they are stimulated or
inhibited by cannabinoids.
When a cannabinoid is consumed (usually orally), it passes through
our digestive system where it gets broken down by our liver, before being
distributed around the body via the bloodstream. As it travels around the body,
it aims for a receptor to interact with. However, it isn’t a complete
free-for-all. Cannabinoid receptors work using a lock and key principle—this is
why certain cannabinoids have effects that others don’t.
CBD, for example, will only interact with receptors that match its
chemical structure. The same rules apply to all cannabinoids, as each one can
only interact with specific receptors in specific locations throughout the
body. Where that receptor is located determines which biological outcome is
There are dozens of cannabinoids, and they all
do something different
We’ve covered a lot of ground, so it is worth recapping. CBD is
one of dozens of cannabinoids found in the Cannabis
sativa species. Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that have the
unique ability to trigger changes within our body, thanks to the
endocannabinoid system. The ECS has evolved over millions of years and exists
throughout our entire body.
Its primary role is to maintain balance between all our biological
systems. This is important because our body functions best when it is in a
state of homeostasis (dynamic equilibrium). Finally, by consuming cannabinoids,
we can encourage a range of subtle biological changes thanks to cannabinoid
receptors linked to the ECS.
Although CBD is the cannabinoid we are most interested in, there
are dozens of others—all with unique characteristics. We won’t go into detail
in this article, but stay tuned for a deep dive into each one. If you’ve got a
question about cannabinoids, you can trust us to have the answer.
Women around the world have been looking for a more natural solution to managing the symptoms of menopause. One such prospect could be CBD, largely due to its influence on the endocannabinoid system (ECS). Before we take a look at the relationship between the ECS and menopause, let’s first understand what causes menopause.
Menopause signifies a shift in a woman’s levels of oestrogen and progesterone. As a result, periods will stop, and getting pregnant naturally is no longer an option. Don’t worry though, this is a natural part of getting older, and something every woman goes through. The problem with menopause is that, while it may be a natural process, that doesn’t make the symptoms any more comfortable to live with. For some women, hot flashes, night sweats, difficulty sleeping, low mood, and pain during sex can last for up to fourteen years.
Conventional treatments for symptoms of menopause include hormone
replacement therapy (HRT), counselling, and adjustments to diet or exercise regime.
The difficulty is that because symptoms persist for years, medication like HRT
can take its toll on the body and inflict several side effects.
with menopause symptoms
Typically, menopause affects women aged 45–55, but it can occur
earlier or later than this timeframe. As we mentioned above, menopause is
brought about by a change in the body’s hormone levels. From the mid-thirties,
a woman’s oestrogen levels start to decline, signifying the start of
perimenopause. The steady decline in oestrogen is what leads to many of the
symptoms associated with menopause. Symptoms can continue past menopause into
the postmenopausal period, but they are usually less severe than during
Just by listing the symptoms of menopause, it is easy to see the enormous impact on a woman’s quality of life. Many of us are grouchy or feel down after one night of bad sleep, but imagine the same issues persisting for years. Hot flashes can come at the worst time, making it difficult to concentrate, and painful sex puts a strain on any relationship. Over the centuries, women have just had to grin and bear the symptoms of menopause, but thanks to ongoing research, CBD may be the natural solution to making symptoms easier to live with.
CBD’s influence on the endocannabinoid system
could play a key role
CBD is believed to be beneficial because of the interactions it
has with the ECS and its activation of certain enzymes and receptors. It does
not tackle menopause directly, but instead may influence several menopausal
The extremely common “hot flashes” experienced during menopause
represent the body’s inability to regulate temperature correctly. Previously,
studies have shown that the endocannabinoid anandamide (AEA) may play a part in
our brain’s ability to regulate temperature. Unfortunately, AEA is quickly
broken down in the body by an enzyme called FAAH. CBD, however, has been shown
to block the production of FAAH, allowing enhanced signalling of anandamide.
A loss of bone density is another symptom of menopause, which, if
left unchecked, can lead to osteoporosis. This time, a study published
on ScienceDirect outlined a relationship between CB receptors and TRPV1
channels. They found that patients with osteoporosis had increased TRPV1
channel expression, which leads to “massive overexpression of CB2 receptors”.
Their findings not only confirmed the role of the endocannabinoid system in osteoporosis,
but they point to a potential treatment with CBD. A supporting study found
that CBD “is reported to be most potent at influencing TRPV1 and TRPM8
channels. By regulating TRPV channels using CBD, it is possible that the
overexpression found in osteoporosis patients could be reduced, and new
therapies introduced as a result”.
The future of CBD and menopause
Invoking the studies listed above, and CBD’s proposed anxiolytic
effects, it is understandable why the compound is being explored as a
therapeutic treatment for the symptoms of menopause. CBD may be able to support
the body on multiple fronts—thanks to its interaction with the ECS—with a
fraction of the side effects associated with HRT medications. Considering
menopause is a natural part of getting older, it makes sense that future treatments
look to natural alternatives.
Over the last decade, scientists have been learning more and
more about cannabidiol (CBD) and the positive effects it has on the human body.
It’s being used to treat inflammation, stress, depression and anxiety, as well
as to combat complicated health conditions including epilepsy, chronic pain,
cancer, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s, diabetes, migraines,
arthritis, and even the side effects of cancer treatments.
While CBD is certainly an excellent, non-toxic alternative to
western medicine – it also provides an array of benefits for healthy people. It
supports immune function, aids digestion, promotes healthy sleep, nurtures
balance within the body’s regulatory system, and keeps diseases at bay. But
because CBD has so many uses and methods, selecting the right product can be a
bit overwhelming. Here’s your guide to selecting the perfect CBD product and
How to Choose the Best CBD Product and Consumption Method
There are four main ways to get CBD into your system –
inhalation, ingestion, topical application, and sublingual. Each offers its own
perks, making some forms more suitable than others, depending upon your needs.
Inhaling CBD is great for treating acute symptoms that require
immediate attention. When inhaled, CBD enters the bloodstream through the lungs
– allowing the compound to be absorbed and metabolized much faster than if it
were to go through the lengthy digestive process. Effects can be felt within a
minute or two, and typically last for a couple of hours. One of the most
efficient CBD delivery systems, inhalation is perfect for relieving pain,
inflammation, and anxiety.
CBD Vape Oil
Vaporizing is a great option for non-smokers who would still
like to enjoy the benefits from CBD inhalation. Smoking causes combustion,
producing a hot, ashy smoke that can irritate the lungs and throat. Vaping, on
the other hand, heats a liquid just enough to release a (smokeless) vapor that
is much more gentle on the respiratory tract.
CBD vape oils (e-juices) are available in various strengths and flavors, offering another appeal to those who aren’t fond of hemp’s natural taste.
Hemp flowers are rich in CBD, terpenes, and other beneficial cannabinoids. For those who find the act of smoking to be therapeutic in itself, hemp joints are a great alternative to tobacco cigarettes. With less than .3% THC, CBD joints deliver a punch of wellness benefits without the psychoactive side effects of marijuana.
CBD Crystals, CBD Wax & Other Concentrates
CBD concentrates are high-potency extracts of the hemp plant.
Common forms include live resin wax, crystals, shatter, crumble, and butter.
Because they contain especially large levels of CBD, concentrates offer a
less-is-more impact when compared to other forms.
Dabbing – the flash vaporization of cannabis concentrates (in
our case, cannabidiol), once applied to a hot surface and inhaled – is one of
the most popular ways to use concentrates. This method allows the body to
absorb the compound quickly and efficiently. A single dab offers a a quick
pick-me-up and almost instant medical relief for those treating pain,
inflammation, and/or anxiety.
While dabbing is often associated with negative connotations, if done correctly and with a high-quality, clean CBD product, it’s a very effective and safe method. It is, however, generally recommended for those who have more experience with taking CBD products.
Due to their high potency, concentrates often contain a lot of
terpenes (the aromatic oils that give cannabis its distinctive smell). For
those who enjoy the smell and taste of the plant, dabbing is great option.
Please note, not all concentrates are suitable for dabbing – be sure to
carefully read the label or consult an expert.
Ingesting CBD works similarly to the way vitamins are delivered
and absorbed. Upon entering the body, CBD compounds first pass through the
digestive system, and are then metabolized in the liver. During this process,
the active compounds are released into your bloodstream.
Because of this slightly complicated and longer delivery process, the onset of effects from orally administered CBD is much slower than inhalation. Ingested CBD can take anywhere from 30 minutes to two hours to kick in. CBD edibles, however, can often outlast other methods, reaching up to four hours.
CBD gummies, chocolate, cookies, ice cream – you name it. CBD enriched foods and candy are one of the most popular (and enjoyed) methods of consuming cannabidiol. Their discrete and tasty characteristics make them a great option for first-timers, and their ease of portability makes them especially suitable for everyday use.
If you plan to cook your own CBD-enriched edibles, do keep in mind that CBD has a boiling point of about 320-356°F (160-180°C) – cooking or baking at any temperature higher will result in the degradation of CBD compounds, leaving you with a less potent end product.
With no taste or odor, CBD capsules are a quick and easy choice. Ideal for those using the compound as a medicinal supplement, they’re the simplest method to work into a daily routine. Capsules are available in various strengths, so you don’t have to worry about measuring anything and can rest assured that you’re getting the desired dose.
If you do decide to go with capsules, it’s suggested to take the
pills with food for optimum absorption.
While the onset of effects might take slightly longer than
inhalation, sublingual delivery allows for both fast and long-lasting relief.
The compound’s therapeutic effects can be expected to peak between 20-30
minutes, and last between 3-4 hours.
To take CBD sublingually, the product (usually CBD oil) should
be placed under the tongue, and held for up to a minute and a half. During this
process, the cannabinoids are absorbed by the capillaries in the mucous membranes
and released directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the digestive system and
liver. This quick delivery process enables the compound to interact with the
endocannabinoid system almost immediately.
Whatever remnants of the product are not absorbed under the
tongue are then swallowed, metabolized in the liver, and then released into the
bloodstream. This offers the body a second boost, giving sublingually delivery
the advantage of lasting longer than other methods.
CBD Oil and
Since its revival, CBD oil is perhaps the most well known hemp
product on the market. It’s especially liked for its portability, ease of use,
and quick acting benefits.
Most often, CBD oil and tinctures are administered using a dropper, making it easy to control and measure your intake. Especially for those who are still trying to get a feel for their preferred dosage, CBD oil is great option. Tinctures are often mixed with other herbs, and can be formulated to help with specific issues, such as digestion and sleep.
Typically designed for localized pain-relief and healing, CBD
enriched topicals work only on the uppermost layer of the skin cells. The
cannabidiol does not enter the bloodstream, meaning the product will not
interact with the entire endocannabinoid system, but rather specifically with
the CB2 receptors that are found in your skin.
CBD topicals a great anti-inflammatory for either irritated skin or sore muscles. They’re lack of psychoactive qualities makes them an excellent choice for those who are not comfortable with CBD entering their bloodstream.
CBD Lotions, Salves, and Soaps
Using CBD topicals is pretty straightforward. Massage into your sore muscles, lightly pat over irritated patches of skin, or rub over your forehead and temples in the case of a headache. CBD infused soaps make a great option for those treating dry skin or other irritation issues. They’re also great for those who have sensitive skin in general, and for overall skin wellness.
While there are various CBD wax products suitable for topical application, be sure to carefully read the label. The skin is capable of absorbing the compounds in wax only if the substance also contains some form of solvent or carrier. Without a carrier, the wax is most likely made for vaping or dabbing.
As research continues to fuel a deeper understanding of the
benefits CBD offers, the demand for cannabidiol products is increasing. And,
fortunately, producers are coming out with amazing CBD infusions suitable for
just about anyone. That’s the beauty of CBD – there’s no right or wrong way to
use it. It’s whatever you feel the most comfortable with, and whatever works
best for your body.
There is a temptation to revert to medical terms, and if you are into that, you can read more detail here, or please visit NCBI for a comprehensive review.
Sharing the Benefits of CBD Oil
To get the word out about the benefits of CBD in Florida, and beyond, we need everyone’s help.
It’s important to be
able to communicate with your friends and family in simple terms, because CBD
is really helping improve the quality of life for people of all ages and even
our cherished pets!
With that in mind,
here are some ways you can describe CBD and the Endocannabinoid System without
running to the nearest medical text books.
A simple way to
describe how the Endocannabinoid System works is as a communications system in
Your nerves send
information from one nerve to the next. If you touch a hot stove, that
information travels one nerve at a time to your brain. When your brain realizes
“ouch hot”, it sends a signal back down your arm to move your hand.
Your nerves use all
sorts of signals to perform most all body functions. This doesn’t just include
voluntary motion like moving your hand. It also includes breathing, digestion,
appetite, mood, restfulness, and a host of other conditions.
This clearly gets
complicated. In order to regulate such complex systems, nerves need more than
just a binary (on/off) signal. To accommodate that complexity, nerves use what
are called neurotransmitters.
are a vast collection of chemicals that will cause nerves to fire or not to
fire depending on the amount of that chemical present. A number of things can
happen if we don’t have the right balance of neurotransmitters.
theorized that a person suffering the effects of an anxiety attack has a
neurotransmitter (serotonin) imbalance, continuously telling the brain “things
are on fire”.
A person who is
taking CBD may have an improved ability to stimulate serotonin receptors, which
can help restore mood function and calm. Neurotransmitters act in thousands of
different ways in the body – whether directly, in concert with one another, or
by regulating downstream production of various hormones.
System (ECS) is a master regulatory system that monitors and regulates
(balances) all the major systems in the body, including the brain and nervous
system, immune system and hormonal system.
The ECS seems to
play a senior regulatory role with other neurotransmitter systems, hormone
release, and a cadre of higher order function like: sleep, appetite, mood,
immunity, locomotion, reward gratification and more.
The ECS is one of
the oldest neurotransmission systems, found in animals as old as 600 million
years. As you might guess, it plays a very primitive role in our bodies’
hypothesis for CBD’s wide range of beneficial effect is precisely this
regulatory aspect. In short, cannabinoids can help put your body back into
The easiest way to
explain the potential benefits of CBD oil is that it can help to restore
balance and reduce stress in the mind and body.
long-term health problem, including chronic pain, inflammation, anxiety,
depression, PTSD, sleep problems, skin problems, and many more; is caused or
made worse by a mind and body that is out of balance and under excessive
The stress of modern
life can be overwhelming, so it’s nice to know there is a natural way to
potentially help relieve the stress and health challenges that so many of us
Please share the benefits of CBD oil with your friends and family and let us know if you have any questions. We are here to help. So please stop by and visit with us at our local CBD store in Florida.
Further Reading and Details
This is typically
where we end our introduction to CBD and endocannabinoids. There are clearly
many more relevant details about the Endocannabinoid System.
If you are curious about CBD and any particular health condition, we always recommend Chill Hempire as a search resource
– simply type “CBD” or “cannabidiol” and whichever condition you’d like to
learn more about.
“Where does CBD oil come from?” or “What is CBD oil?” are common teasers on WWW or in magazines…most just get your attention with links to their own brand. You see an ad for CBD tincture, and it sounds great– all you would need to get rid of that pain, or help with anxiety, work related stress, etc. Don’t be deceived by looks—it’s what’s inside that bottle, salve or capsule that counts.
Hemp and Marijuana Plants – The Breakdown
CBD—cannabidiol—can be an incredibly confusing market to understand and to purchase in. I hope you feel more at ease with your personal needs and ability to find products that work after reading this.
Glitzy websites with dazzling pop-ups can make their product look superior to others, but it does not make it easier to be an educated consumer. I guarantee if your keep reading thing CBD world and its products will become easier to navigate.
“Where does CBD oil come from?” or “What is CBD oil?” are common teasers on WWW or in magazines…most just get your attention with links to their own brand. You see an ad for CBD tincture, and it sounds great– all you would need to get rid of that pain, or help with anxiety, work related stress, etc. Don’t be deceived by looks—it’s what’s inside that bottle, salve or capsule that counts.
CBD “oil” can be extracted from the marijuana plant or the hemp plant, with the latter restored to “legal” status after being prohibited along with marijuana. Both plants look alike, but one has medical benefits, the other has an added feature you may not want—a “high.”
Perhaps the pot leaf brings back fond memories and gives some people a mental feeling of once again reliving those days or being young and rebellious or curiosity. Seriously, this is why you see so many brands incorporate that leaf as its logo. Yes, both plants do have a very similar leaf. Other than the obvious, a pot leaf it is nothing more than a marketing gimmick, and it works, but to what end? CBD companies do NOT incorporate a “pot” leaf into their branding that I’ve come across—and I recommend staying away from the ones that do. The capture their buyers with shadows, not substance.
Hemps Natural Appearance
Hemp has a nearly identical appearance to marijuana. Though the marijuana plant contains all the same ingredients as the Hemp plant, it’s important to note is the ingredients. If you smoke marijuana, you get all the ingredients found in hemp—save for THEC, one major difference between the two is simply the THC content. Marijuana’s level of THC will get you high. With hemp, scant trace of THC and no “high.”
What if, for arguments sake, there was a marijuana plant with no or extremely little THC? You will not get high. It’s like trying to get drunk with O’Doul’s. Yes, O’Doul’s is a beer, but the alcohol that gets you “drunk” is not in it. A 12-pack will only send you on more than one trip to the bathroom.
History on Hemp
Hemp has been part of human history for thousands of years, renowned in its versatility. Those schooners with the billowing sails held strong with hemp rope. Clothing, window coverings and other household goods were made from it—including edibles for the nutritional value it offered. Sadly, it was banned because of its similar appearance to the marijuana plant back in the 1930’s. There are many theories including conspiracy theories as to why—one is that, at the time, cotton producers knew hemp was superior for many products and saw that if hemp was taken out of the equation the demand for cotton will go way up, which is exactly what happened. One thing most experts can agree on is that it was a strange and fool hardy decision.
Extraction of Hemp
If one was to take Hemp plant, and use one of the many extraction processes, it looks like goop. In that extract are over 120 cannabinoid compounds. This is also the process to extract THC from marijuana. The difference? A Marijuana pant can have between 8% and even up to 22% of THC–you will get high, there is no doubt about that. Conversely, Hemp extract will have a scant percentage-usually in the neighborhood of 0.1% – 1.5% of THC, enough to leave you pain and/or stress less, but not inebriated.
After extraction, the THC compound can be taken out completely, or left alone, as long as its lab tested to contain below .03% of THC, this sort of oil is aptly name Full Spectrum (or Full Plant) CBD, containing all of the cannabinoids without the high. Some consider this the “best” because the extract has all the good properties of the plant – the CBG cannabinoid which works to fight inflammation, pain, nausea and can slow the proliferation of cancer cells. Researchers document it significantly reduces intraocular eye pressure caused by glaucoma. Strains high in CBG will be beneficial in treating conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s and many post-chemo negative reactions. Now that is just one of the many cannabinoids, there are many other ones with extremely beneficial effects.
CBD – The Friendly Cannabinoid The benefits of just this one cannabinoid are becoming known and popular. CBD has many medicinal properties such as ant anxiety, pain relief, reduction of inflammation and overall well-being. To give you some insight on its power, the FDA seems to be in the “know” about it, so much so, Epidiolex is the first drug produced with CBD for two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.
Why? Because no matter what they did, they found nothing worked better than CBD. Before you write CBD products off as “hype, consider this: Of all the billions of dollars that the pharmaceutical industry has, CBD shown to be most effective treatment. Amazing, isn’t it? Even THC (the “bad boy”) is prescribed to some cancer patients. Because of its beneficent effect, CBD is being prescribed to patients over thousands of pharmaceutical products with too many life-threatening side effects. Keep in mind these are not medical statements, these are the realities being put out there by researchers and actual patients who have benefitted—and their numbers continue to grow.
Three Types of Hemp Extract
Now that CBD is more easily understood, there are three major types you will come across. Full Spectrum, which was explained, is whole plants’ extractions. Next is Broad Spectrum CBD, which all the cannabinoids with the THC completely removed, and its popularity has risen due to containing all of the goodies in terms of cannabinoids except THC. Lastly, Isolate CBD—as the name suggests, the extraction of the Hemp plant was extracted even more just to have the CBD molecule only, nothing else, no CBG, CBN, nothing but pure CBD.
Your most important question is to find out what type of extract you are purchasing and the amount you need to achieve the desired result.
A well-versed consumer can avoid the pitfalls by reading the ingredients and making an informed decision.
Having the ability to
take payment for the product and service rendered is not easy, far from easy,
but this will help straighten out the process and give you a much deeper understanding.
We see a lot of news about the banking process “easing” up, but in reality,
it’s not yet.
Having an online business
or any business for that matter requires payment unless you are just charitable.
And in the CBD world, to put it bluntly, it is much, much harder than normal
High Risk categories such as the “normal” high risk categories. First off,
online sales, is automatically in a tier of its own, makes no difference if it
just teddy bears, clothing, and things some would never consider “high risk”,
so why is this? Simple. It’s an online transaction and a “not in person”
transaction, which leaves the transaction, no matter how innocent it may seem, in
a high risk category. In person transactions, you can ask to see ID, be able to
visually spot something not right, etc., but online, you have no idea who it
is. And banks, well, to them it’s a risk of a higher nature – credit card fraud
is largely to blame.
How banks view CBD.
Banks do not like
cannabis, plain and simple. Straight to the point of their view on CBD and
other related products to Cannabis. They, no matter how much they are worth,
just do not like providing assistance with any business selling CBD. And it is
simply due to the laws in this country, so much the bank itself.
There is no way around this.
So if you own a store front, you might a bit shocked to learn that in the event
you want to dip into the worldwide web you WILL be paying more than “in
person”. Instead of the 1.75% you might pay now, expect the rates to be from 2.75%
to as much as 10% per transaction.
Enter CBD products. There is this large grey area and this is largely in part, even though federally legal. It is frustrating to all involved, even to the big companies as they are paying into this category of “high risk”. But as they are more established, and process much more, the banks available are more attainable and much more willing to negotiate. So don’t think just the smaller companies are the ones that have the hardest of times. But as the expression goes, “Money talks… and…” well, you know the rest.
Listen to others who been
through the process.
From experience, I can
tell you that most of the time, the bank will need to see that you have
inventory on hand (IOH) with respectable lab certificates and wholesale proof
of purchases. This is where the “rock stuck in a hard place part” starts. So
after establishing the legality of your business, you have to invest in
product, then you can start to really play ball. The more stock you have, the
more likely they can assist, as they see the stock as a sign of seriousness and
profit for them.
Buying a few products
just will not cut it, unfortunately, so it is best to buy as much as much as you
can first, but remember, you will also need a “live” website, one that is built
on a platform that is friendly to the banks software needed on your site. So
please, make sure your site is built on something such as WordPress/WooCommerce,
Magento, or BigCommerce. Shopify, is slowly easing its way in to the crowd, but
it’s still not as processor friendly as the big three mentioned.
Knowledge is power.
Thankfully I knew this
portion as I dealt with high risk products prior to CBD, so I already had an
idea, and I hope I am conveying that to you now, so later down the road you are
not stuck in a costly bind! I am sure there is not too much that is more
frustrating than buying $10-25k in product only to find out that your well
built site is not compatible with the banks that are willing to take on new
Also, I would like to add
if you are still with me, that a processor is simply a bank that processes the
payment. They are not, however, the bank that the money after processed goes
to, that is a Merchant Account. And unfortunately, big banks such as the Chases
and TD Banks of the world will not accept process nor “hold” money for CBD or
anything hemp related. For this you would need to find a CBD compliant bank.
They are out there but there aren’t too many, most of them are branches offs of
larger banks, but hold their own liability and charge for such a service, normally
a hundred or so a month. the fee is considered a “compliance fee” which
basically means, they watch the regulations and make sure your money does not
get frozen or get you kicked out, because if that happens, now your processor
that you worked so hard to get, will have no where to put the money they
processed. Stick with me, it sounds and is, a bit complex.
How to find a bank.
Simply put, they are not put out in the public and have access usually through brokers and other agents, who will research your business, charge a fee for doing so, usually in the neighborhood of $750 – $1500. Once on board, the compliant bank will most likely charge a monthly fee as well, in the neighborhood of $150. That is $5 a day, regardless if you are selling anything or not; keep that in mind when budgeting. Also say another $5 per month for the processor, so in total that is $10 daily, 7 days a week that you are paying to accept money. So when buying CBD products also keep in mind, when it comes to negotiating price of product, that every single percentage point matters.
There are other ways
around this such as off shore, but at the point it gets even more entangled,
the prospect of having a bank and processor off shore is not too advantageous.
For several reasons, the strongest reason is being the fact, that legalities
can prevent you from bringing the money “home” to your personal checking
account. But not to fear, as regulations straighten out, this will be easier.
But the point is that I want to drive home, is this is the foundation of your
business. Even if you only accept e-checks, same thing applies.
I have seen a lot of companies only accept crypto currency and this helps if you are ok with the limitations the crypto currently holds and the fact that crypto itself may be a risk on its own. But I firmly believe if you go the best path possible by obtaining CBD products that are legitimate and trustworthy and stick to oils (most processors do not like CBD flower), it may take a while but you will get in, just prepare for “fee land” as everyone has their hands out, it’s not like opening the teddy bear store or remotely close. As you can, by now, understand I hope.
Proper banking is your company’s
Once you have these two
crucial keys of this CBD equation, you can breathe a bit easier but remember
the fees, do not forget them. The banks surely will not, I can assure you that
one. If sales are not coming in yet to cover these fees it’s important to
reciprocate this to them, let them know what your game plan is and try to
convey (as if they do not know) the game plan. This goes a longer way than one
may think, usually the bank account manager on the account has a better
understanding of the difficulties of selling CBD product and especially online.
Research online and pay
It is important to research mostly brokers that are in the business of setting you up to be able to accept money for CBD products. It is also important to know the high interest rate is nowhere near enough at the moment to satisfy processors. The very few that are out there and willing to help and take on your business know that they are in the very few and charge a premium for this, so know this upfront will help you and your decisions now and down the road. Some possessors also will impose what is called a “rolling reserve”, contracts that may be costly to get out of, monthly fees for the software, and higher than average “per transaction charges” (example 6% plus $0.75 per transaction). It all adds up to a lot of money for selling a federally legal, non-intoxicating, dare I say “healthy” commodity, such as CBD oils and anything Cannabidiol related. It’s made much easier for those who invest $10 million into perhaps their own line up of CBD products (CBD oil, CBD pain relief salve, CBD flower, CBD skin beauty, CBD anything).
The price of selling CBD
It certainly is not easy,
it certainly is not cheap, and this is part of the reason CBD oils and salves
and all the other goodies, are at somewhat premium priced. You see it’s not
really so much the CBD that is expensive. It is fair to say it is the banking
system and regulations imposed by states. CBD is legal, but there is a grey
area being that even though industrial hemp is fully, LEGAL of a Federal level,
it is being extracting from the CBD flower, and making it into something else
in a way. This is costly as well, but I would the process is very little in
comparison to the banking process. You can go months without selling anything,
but still keeping the coffers happy. But the consolation is that you in the
business before the boom, and the boom it is. And no signs of slowing down, but
the future projections are based off what we see now, we never know what is coming;
simply put selling CBD products online is daunting, not easy, but if you pull
through, it is rewarding like any other high risk gamble.
CBD Tinctures are often also known as Tincture Oils or simply just CBD Oils. These are liquid-based CBD products which you take via sublingual consumption. They use cannabidiol extracts from hemp plants which are converted into an easy to absorb form for quick benefits.
Like with any other cannabidiol product, CBD Tinctures can help with pain relief, anxiety reduction, better sleep, improved heart health, and offer many more health benefits. They’re used by people of all ages and patients with various conditions. CBD Tinctures are often preferred to other product for how easy they are to use and how fast they can work. You can take these in 30 seconds and effects can kick in within 20 minutes.
CBD Tinctures are a common and popular cannabidiol product. You’ll find tincture oils in many dispensaries, head shops, and even health stores. CBD is becoming a widely-accepted medical supplement that helps in various areas. Here’s a guide to CBD Tinctures 101: what it is and how to use it.
What are CBD Tinctures?
A CBD Tincture is a liquid-based cannabidiol supplement that’s ideal for treating numerous symptoms. It’s used by infusing hemp flowers in certain liquids to make it easily absorbable for consumption. These are generally also infused with different flavors to make tincture oils more pleasant to take.
These are amongst the most popular CBD products. They’re very easy to use and discreet, so you can take a CBD Tincture anywhere. They absorb fast and effects come on quick, making them an efficient way to get the wide-ranging benefits of cannabidiol.
CBD Tinctures are made with hemp and won’t get you high. They generally have very low THC content (0.3% or less) making them safe to use for anyone and also legal practically everywhere in the states. They often contain other cannabinoids such as CBN or CBG, especially in whole plant or full spectrum products. These are fantastic for medical use and have various effects and uses.
CBD Tinctures Effects
The effects of CBD Tinctures are more or less purely medical. There are no psychoactive side effects like you would get with THC, although you may get some mild relaxation. However, cannabidiol reacts with receptors in your mind and body to deliver a range of effects that are beneficial for your health and wellbeing.
For instance, CBD Tinctures are a popular treatment for pain. Studies regularly show that CBD can effectively help manage and treat pain in various conditions. Whether you’re suffering from minor strains and aches, neuropathic pain, chronic pain from other illnesses or any other form of pain, CBD can help. Tinctures are especially effective for this as they’re absorbed fast and give you pain relief all over your body.
CBD Tinctures also have a mentally soothing effect. They can help with anxiety, depression, and general stress. Cannabidiol also has an antipsychotic effect, so it helps with various mental health issues. Many people enjoy these products for the distinct mental relief they offer.
Cannabidiol has various other scientifically-proven benefits. They’re effective in reducing seizures, lowering blood pressure, and improving sleep. CBD also has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and neuroprotective qualities. While it’s commonly used for treating conditions like Arthritis, anxiety, PTSD, insomnia, and epilepsy, it can also be used as a daily health supplement to prevent the risk of illnesses and improve overall health.
Uses of CBD Tinctures
The positive medical effects of CBD Tinctures makes them incredibly useful for a range of conditions and general health issues. Doctors often recommend CBD to patients as its a safe treatment with no adverse effects and no risk of addiction.
Naturally, it’s often used for treating pain. Whether you’re dealing with chronic pain from a condition, healing from an injury or dealing with general pain such as muscle strains, CBD Tinctures help soothe your body fast.
CBD is also commonly used to treat epileptic patients. Various studies and clinical trials prove that CBD significantly reduces seizures in those suffering from severe epilepsy. Even just two doses of CBD was found to reduce seizures by 41.9% when compared with a placebo.
Those suffering from anxiety can also use CBD to alleviate their symptoms. It’s been found to help with all kinds of anxiety disorders, including PTSD, OCD, and generalized anxiety disorder. It can also help those who suffer from social anxiety. One study found that CBD significantly helped users doing a public speaking task to be more confident and less socially anxious.
Of course, it has many other uses. Its neuroprotective properties help with neurological disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and strokes. Its antipsychotic properties make it useful for those suffering from conditions like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. It also helps with cancer, acne, and heart health.
Even those who aren’t suffering from any medical conditions can benefit from using CBD Tinctures. CBD in everyday use can help improve your sleep, reduce stress, and prevent the risk of various illnesses.
How to Use CBD Tinctures
Using CBD Tinctures is quick and simple. They generally come in a small bottle complete with a dropper. The dropper gives you the recommended dosage, and all you need to do is apply the tincture oil under your tongue.
After applying CBD Tincture under your tongue, you hold it there for around 30 seconds to a minute before swallowing. You will absorb the cannabidiol which will then bind to cannabinoid receptors in your body and brain. This enables it to give you the medical benefits of CBD, usually within around 20 to 30 minutes.
There are other ways to use CBD Tinctures. For instance, some prefer to infuse them into food and beverages. However, sublingual application is extremely convenient, especially as it’s a fairly discrete and quick way to consume CBD.
How to Buy CBD Tinctures
It’s also easy to buy CBD Tinctures. CBD Tinctures are made with hemp, making them legal in most US States, even those where cannabis is illegal. You don’t need a prescription or a doctor’s recommendation to buy CBD. It’s available to everyone and simple to get your hands on.
You can often find CBD in dispensaries and health stores. Some stores are even dedicated to CBD products, especially in states where users have a hard time getting medical cannabis. However, many users find it more convenient to buy CBD online for delivery.
You can buy CBD Tinctures online in various quantities. Only a small amount is needed to get the potent medical benefits of cannabidiol. However, there is no possession limit on hemp CBD products and you can stock up as much as you want. You can get it delivered across the states safely and legally.
Are CBD Tinctures Legal in the US?
While CBD is often associated with cannabis and some consumers may worry about the legality, CBD Tinctures are perfectly legal to use. CBD Tinctures are extracted from hemp. The US Farm Bill allows the sale and use of hemp across the USA, making hemp-derived CBD Oils legal to use for anybody.
There are some very rare exceptions. Texas has a law against hemp sales, and some governments still try to limit the sale of CBD Tinctures within their states. However, for the most part, you will have no issue buying and using CBD Tinctures.
Are CBD Tinctures Safe to Use?
In addition to being legal to buy, CBD Tinctures are very safe to use. In fact, many medical professionals recommend using CBD due to the fact it is non-addictive and has no harmful side effects.
CBD won’t get you high and you can not overdose on cannabidiol. While taking extreme amounts may result in you feeling queasy and unwell, there are no extreme effects and it’s easy to control your dosage.
This makes CBD Tinctures a useful alternative to things like prescription pain medications, anti-anxiety medications, and sleeping pills. You can treat the same symptoms without the risk of addiction or side effects that damage your health. It’s safe for all ages to use and highly effective in improving your health.
Alternatives to CBD Tinctures
While CBD Tinctures are useful for various purposes and conditions, some users may prefer to try out other forms of CBD treatment. You can also use these treatments in synergy with each other, so there’s no harm in trying out multiple.
CBD Edibles such as CBD Dried Fruit and CBD Gummies are another easy way to consume CBD orally. These are foods infused with CBD oils which are easy to absorb into your body simply by eating. You’ll get the same effects and benefits, although they may take a little longer to digest.
CBD Topicals work by direct application to the skin. These are perfect for pain relief on specific areas- all you need to do is rub in some CBD Pain Cream or a similar product. These won’t give you the mental benefits of CBD, but they are useful for pain, inflammation, healing wounds and skin problems.
If you like the experience of smoking, CBD Doobies enable you to get medical relief without getting high. These also work fast and provide both mental and physical benefits. Alternatively, for a smokeless way to inhale CBD, you can use CBD Vape Pens with oils and cartridges. These come in various flavors, offering a highly enjoyable way to get a healthy dose of CBD.
As CBD becomes more popular and accepted, new products are always emerging. All of these are safe from side effects and beneficial for anyone. If you need to help your dogs and cats, you can even use CBD treats for pets.
CBD Tinctures vs Cannabis Oils
There are various other oil and tincture products available on the market. Some may wonder how different hemp-derived CBD Tinctures are from cannabis-derived CBD and THC oils, for instance.
Hemp CBD Tinctures offer all the same benefits you’d get from cannabis oils. However, they offer it without any of the psychoactive effects of THC. You can also find low-THC cannabis oils which work exactly the same. However, hemp tinctures are more widely available due to the legality of hemp in the states.
There are also cannabis oils which contain even doses of CBD and THC. Users who enjoy the recreational effects of THC may prefer these, as they offer some potent relaxing and euphoric effects. However, patients who need a legal and non-psychoactive way to treat themselves will find CBD Tinctures much better for their purposes.
Why Use CBD Tinctures Over Other Products?
Users may also wonder what are the benefits of CBD Tinctures over other products, such as CBD Vape Oils, Edibles or Topicals. All of these products are beneficial and any of them can help with various symptoms. However, CBD Tinctures are a preferred product by many for a few reasons.
CBD Tinctures are quick to use and quick to absorb. You can get effects such as pain relief very fast and without any hassle. While some may prefer products like topicals for pain relief, CBD Tinctures also give you the mental benefits of CBD such as reduced stress and anxiety.
The convenience of CBD Tinctures also makes them a good product to use on the go. Keeping a bottle in your car allows you to get a quick dose of CBD within 30 seconds. No extra equipment is needed (such as with vaping) and it’s a subtle and discrete method of use.
There’s no issue with using other products, and you may even want to use more than one in conjunction. However, CBD Tinctures or Oils are generally the most popular method of consumption for these reasons.
In short, CBD Tinctures offer a safe, effective, and legal way to get the medical benefits of cannabidiol. There is no risk of addiction, no risk of getting high, and you can buy as much as you want without a prescription.
Patients of various disorders can turn to CBD for the relief of symptoms like pain, anxiety, seizures, insomnia, and a lot more. It can be used either on its own or in conjunction with other treatments. Even those without health issues can benefit from using CBD as a daily health supplement. It reduces the risk of diabetes, cancer, brain problems, heart problems, and more. It’ll also help with reducing stress and improving sleep on a day to day level.
I consider myself somewhat of an expert on CBD products, as I have spent years relying on them to help me relax after long days at the office. Immediately, my mind and body are able to chill out, and stress floats away.
My favorite CBD edible is delicious CBD gummies. Made from cannabidiol, colorful gummies are the most popular CBD merchandise on the market, and it is easy to see why. The top CBD gummies for sale provide relaxing benefits to both the mind and the body. They also taste wonderful.
Popular CBD gummies for sale are simple to consume, as no droppers or smoking is necessary. They are also small and discreet enough to take on the go, whether you toss your CBD delights into your pocket or into your purse.
Best of all, CBD oil gummies are highly effective for helping men and women manage pressure.
A consumer must realize that not all CBD for anxiety is the same.
It is up to you, the buyer, to purchase reliable goods. That means all the CBD gummies you buy should possess the right ingredients, provide positive experiences, and come from a dependable supplier. No worries. Doing so couldn’t be easier.
Ready to get started? Check out this informative list of the smartest options for purchasing hemp-derived CBD products. Each retailer sells CBD that is grown here in the United States and contains less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabidol. In other words, the small amount of THC won’t give a person the euphoric “high” associated with marijuana.
Founded in 2017, JustCBD has made it a point to never misrepresent their products. Every item is vegan, non GMO, and made with 99% pure CBD isolate. At the same time, every item sold at JustCBD is laboratory tested and sourced from 100% U.S. grown industrial hemp. They are based in the U.S. and ship from South Florida to all 50 States, as well as worldwide.
JustCBD Gummies have a reputation for being the best edibles a person can buy, and it’s not tough to see why. Not only do they taste great, powerful CBD treats are known to help people relax.
The goodies stem from the purest and finest quality ingredients, which is a big part of the reason that JustCBD CBD Gummies for sale are a core favorite among consumers. So whether you’re looking for a mid-day snack or trying to relieve stress after a hectic day at the office, you can put your mind and body at ease with Just CBD Gummies.
Ranging from 8mg to 25 mg per piece, JustCBD Gummies come in a variety of flavors, including Sour Bear, Clear Worms, Apple Rings, and Rainbow Ribbons. You also get to choose between 250 mg, 500 mg, 750 mg, 1000 mg, and 3000 mg jars.
From my personal experience, I can say that JustCBD has a top-notch customer service platform. Every time I sent them an email, I received a friendly and polite response within an hour. Just CBD also offers some of the best promotions out there, including first-time buyers and Christmas sales.
At the end of the day, I was extremely satisfied when I tried JustCBD Gummies. Whether I was eating Blueberry Raspberry Rings or holiday-themed Snowmen & Trees gummies, they were always high quality. The packaging is neat and professional. Meanwhile, the edibles’ lab results are posted online, which is crucial for a health-nut like me. After all, many CBD products are unregulated. Better yet, I found that JustCBD gummies always taste great and give me a feeling of complete relaxation.
For years, Charlotte’s Web has been stating that their CBD gummies are created to assist people with daily stressors. Produced by the Stanley Brothers (Joel, Jesse, Jon, Jordan, Jared, and Josh) in 2012 and based in Boulder, Colorado, the company’s hemp CBD gummies are offered in three variations: Calm, Sleep, and Recovery for after working out. By 2013, Stanley Brothers were features on CNN, 60 Minutes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and more. I decided to try the “Calm” option for my stressful workdays.
All of Charlotte’s Web CBD Calm Gummies are gluten free. They are also made with their own combination of fruits and veggies, along with dozens of phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids. A little L-theanine and lemon balm are mixed in as well.
According to their website, the CBD products sold at Charlotte’s Web are designed to help individuals relax, stay focused without feeling drowsy, and improve regular sleep patterns. The flavors come from real fruit and veggies. I tried the Lemon Lime flavor. They did work, but they certainly are not the best CBD gummies out there. They also taste rather sour.
All of the CBD gummies to help a person stay calm from Charlotte’s Web are made with zero additives and no dyes. Each jar contains 60 gummies with 10 mg of hemp extract, 50 mg of L-theanine, and 75 mg of lemon balm per serving. Two gummies are suggested for each serving, but I often had to ingest more than two or three to feel at peace after a stressful day at work.
Charlotte’s Web markets its CBD gummies to people on the go. Its main focus is consumers with busy lifestyles can use them after exercising, as well as at the office and at bedtime. A user just has to be patient and consistent and positive results will be steady, even if they are a bit slow.
3 PureKana Vegan CBD Gummies
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the team at PureKana markets their vegan CBD gummies to people looking to manage daily stressors, whether they are at home or in the office. The company that became known for its oil tinctures organically grows its own brand of CBD gummies on Kentucky farms.
Made in the United States and sourced from domestically grown hemp, PureKana relies on its trademarked technology and CO2 extraction procedure to make its own gummies. They come in a wide variety of natural flavors, but nothing stands out as tasting particularly special. The company also states its hemp never contains dangerous or toxic elements, such as chemical fertilizers, herbicides, or pesticides.
Supposedly, PureKana’s products work with a person’s Endocannabinoid System to offer mental and physical benefits, like loosening up and feeling free of stress. PureKana markets their gummies to people looking to improve sleep-patterns.
Ensuring product and consumer safety, PureKana works with certified companies and third-party laboratories to test every CBD edible. They are also 100% vegan and completely free of both GMO and THC isolate.
I appreciated how PureKana walks readers through the process of eating CBG gummies, and the treats traveling along the digestive system before being absorbed. I also liked their honesty, admitting that its Vegan CBD Gummies often take a while to become effective. PureKana lives up to industry standards and customer expectations.
You can read details about every CBD edible on their website, where the company boasts about its fabulous affiliations with hemp growers. A visitor can read all about every one of its products for sale. Lab results are also shared on the company website. I even noticed that they market their CBD supplements to senior citizens.
Designed to improve relaxation, a $40 bottle of 20 PureKana Vegan CBD Gummies comes with 25 mg of CBD per piece. Of course, you can increase or decrease your frequency and quantity as needed.
4 Green Roads CBD Gummies
Green Roads is a small family-based business in Florida that was founded by an experienced pharmacist in 2013, Laura Baldwin Fuentes. The pharmacist was trying to help a friend overcome an addiction to opiates, the drugs derived from opium. Today, Green Roads has one mission: to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of every consumer with high quality CBD products, like oil tinctures and edibles.
Today, Green Roads’ is rather popular. In fact, its broad spectrum formulas can be found in more than 10,000 different retail locations across the country. They are non GMO and stem from hemp grown on domestic farms. Green Roads offers a wide variety of products designed to work for almost everyone, including daily dose packs, animal products, and even coffees and teas.
The company boasts about its high standards and breakthrough extraction methods. I also appreciate how a user can readily find product lab sheets online, as well as by scanning a QR code on the packaging. That’s pretty cool. Green Roads also breaks down usage information for each product to make it as straightforward as possible.
However, Green Roads’ proprietary formulations are perhaps too proprietary. The company does not provide specifics about its extraction processes and certifications online, making it hard for users to understand exactly how its products are made. At least every one of Green Roads’ products is tested at a third party lab.
Unfortunately, Green Roads CBD Gummies aren’t made with phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR) hemp oil. Also, consumers can’t read important information about their extraction and formulation processes. The gummies’ lab sheets can be found on the packaging, as well as online. While they are known for proving quality service, Green Roads is also one of the most expensive brands out there. A $43.95 bottle of 30 Green Roads CBD Gummies only comes with 10 mg of CBD per piece. Ouch.
5 Lord Jones Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops
Based in Los Angeles, Lord Jones has been making luxurious CBD products since 2016. Marketing to the rich and famous, Lord Jones Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops are supposed to be chic. Okay, but you are paying a bit more for product recognition and packaging.
Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops are made to promote a serene sense of well-being. Everything is mixed in little batches containing Ecuadorian dark chocolate, imported natural European fruit flavors, sugar, citric acid, gelatin, and broad spectrum CBD extract derived from top quality hemp.
Developed by a veteran team of experts in the CBD industry, Lord Jones’ gummies are said to help individuals feel calm and cool. Supposedly, they can help a user concentrate for extended periods of time. Of course, they do take a while to kick in.
All the CBD edibles are manufactured here in the U.S. and possess no THC whatsoever. They are also gluten free, as well as tested in labs to ensure customers’ safety. Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops also have gelatin, meaning they are not vegan. Not only are they made with sugar cane, a consumer may find small amounts of dairy. After all, the gumdrops are created in a facility that also manufactures products with dairy.
Lord Jones claims it is best to consume the CBD treats within 6 months from the date of purchase. But I noticed they grow hard after 2 or 3 months. It’s only natural for gummies to stiffen up after being exposed to air for too long. In other words, make sure you keep any Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops in a sealed bag or airtight container, and stored at room temperature.
Each box of Lord Jones Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops costs $45 and only comes with a mere 9 gumdrops, each containing 20 mg of CBD. A whopping $5 a pop is a bit pricey, especially for a product that doesn’t always receive favorable reviews. At least Lord Jones Old-Fashioned CBD Gumdrops are elegantly packaged.
6 Fab CBD Chews
For those of you who want to steer clear of THC in general, Fab CBD Chews has been around since 2018. Despite the company being located in Tampa, Florida, its financial offices are on the other side of the pond in the U.K. They are also small in size in comparison to the leaders of the CBD industry, like Just CBD.
Designed to manage day to day stressors, Fab CBD Chews’ gummies are crafted with CBD isolate. They are also gluten free and non GMO, as well as a smart option for vegans.
What I like about Fab CBD is its simplicity. Not only do they maintain an informative website, it only sells three products, CBD oil, a CBD topical cream, and CBD gummies. Each one is derived from naturally grown hemp. It’s just too bad Fab CBD Chews are only available in one flavor, Fruit, that is said to have an undesirable taste.
Fab CBD Chews website has plenty of photos of supposed real customers, which is refreshing to see. Many other CBD businesses’ websites lack color and personality. At the same time, they don’t skip out on sharing lab reports. In fact, Fab CBD chews uses the same analytics laboratory, ProVerde, as Fab CBD Chews and much bigger companies, such as PureKana.
Those with allergies should beware, as Fab CBD Chews are processed. In fact, they stem from the same building that makes fish gelatin. They are then packaged in the same facility as wheat, coconut, and dairy products.
Meant to work as a post-workout supplement, the gummies from Fab CBD Chews have 25 mg of CBD isolate, come in a 4 oz jar, and supposedly contain 750 mg of CBD total. Of course, without a lab, it’s hard to know how much you are really getting in each piece. They normally cost $59 or more.
7 Premium Jane CBD
Since opening its doors in the summer of 2018 in Los Angeles, Premium Jane CBD has blossomed into a popular brand in the United States. Now centered in Scottsdale, Arizona, Premium Jane’s products, including standard CBD oil tinctures, soft gel CBD capsules, a topical CBD cream, and CBD gummies are created with a THC-free isolate extract.
Premium Jane CBD gummies should be consumed just like any other piece of candy, allowing the CBD to travel through your digestive system before it gets absorbed into your bloodstream. People should start out with either half a gummy or one whole gummy to figure out their ideal serving sizes.
The CBD gummies are created at registered Pilot Research farms in rural Oregon, where they are inspected regularly for purity, as well as for safety. Each crop is selected for its rich amounts of terpenes and cannabinoids in order to give a user the best CBD experience possible before being shipped anywhere in the 50 States.
Everything sold at Premium Jane is extracted from the stalk, stems, leaves and flowers of industrial cannabis. They also make it a point to avoid using any and all dangerous chemicals, including pesticides, herbicides, and chemical fertilizers in its products. Meanwhile, a user never has to worry about the psychoactive “high” associated with marijuana. Rather folks simply feel calm and cool.
When it comes to Premium Jane CBD gummies, user feedback is at a minimum, as they have not been around very long. Yet, there are some benefits worth noting shared in reviews all over the web. For starters, the company relies on the reputable ProVerde Labs to make sure their CBD is top of the line and effective in users’ systems.
A person can even go online and check out Premium Jane CBD gummies’ laboratory reports, along with customer feedback. Reviews often mentions the great taste of the edibles. The price of Premium Jane CBD gummies is rather inexpensive. A jar of 30 gummies, 25 mg each, is priced at $55.
8 Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies
Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies are created to help those who are stressed out feel at ease. Staying focused becomes easier, as does sleeping through the night. That is why they are all made with a unique blend of broad spectrum CBD, vitamin D3, and vitamin B12.
The treats are ideal for vegans who crave vitamins. The goal of Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies is to decrease a user’s daily mental, physical, and emotional strains. A consumer can choose between Sunday Scaries’ gelatin based gummies from pure sugarcane and vegan-friendly edibles made from pectin, along with high fructose corn syrup.
Perhaps the greatest benefit, or at least the most fun factor of Sunday Scaries CBD gummies is that they come in a variety of colors, including yellow, orange, green, and a tasty red. They may come with an unpleasant aftertaste, but I know I am not simply enjoying candy for my sweet tooth.
I suggest taking a single Sunday Scaries CBD Gummy bear roughly 45 minutes before heading to bed. If you do not begin to feel drowsy in 30 minutes, simply enjoy a second helping. That should be enough to knock you out for a few hours at a time. If a third is necessary, go ahead. However, I wouldn’t consume any more than three.
Whether you are on the highway or watching television in the evening, you will feel more relaxed. You’ll get better sleep and not be sluggish in the morning. Every bottle of Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies comes with 20 gummies with 10 mg of CBD each. I found them online for $31 to $39 each. Of course, folks can always buy in bulk to save a few bucks. They may not be the most inexpensive edibles on the market, but Sunday Scaries CBD Gummies do help you chill out.
9 CBDfx Gummies
Founded in 2015, Southern California’s CBDfx is one of the most well-established brands for CBD. The brand got its feet wet with CBD Vape products and has since began selling its own brand of CBD gummies derived from hemp plants grown organically in the United States.
The gummies are sweet and chewy. You can go on the web and quickly choose berry flavored CBD treats or special CBD gummies with special ingredients, like turmeric, melatonin and spirulina. None of the gummies are made with corn syrup, artificial sweeteners, or any other destructive chemicals.
CBDfx prides itself on using nothing but natural plant based ingredients for its CBD gummies, as well as vape pens, oil tinctures, and more. They also claim to be the very first brand to create 100% vegan gummies. While the snacks certainly look like appetizing candy, they taste nothing like standard gummy bears. Rather, CBDfx Gummies remind me of green licorice.
CBDfx Gummies are made from organic sugar cane. As a result, the small particles of sugar dance around the inside of the bottle, rather than staying stuck to the gummies. That means a person can expect a little mess to fall on his or her desk or lap every time one is pulled out. Otherwise, CBDfx Gummies are an impressive and effective treat for the mind and body.
Unfortunately, CBDfx doesn’t share any information about who farms their hemp or what procedures they follow. Who knows what practices are being used?
You can now purchase little 8 packs of CBDfx Gummies, as well as 60 pieces with 5 mg of CBD per vegan gummy, 300 mg in total, for approximately $50. The company recommends a dose of one to two CBD gummies a day, meaning a bottle of 60 gummies should last a consumer for one to two months.
10 Highland Pharms Hemp Plus CBD Gummies
Made with all natural ingredients, Highland Pharms Hemp Plus CBD Gummies is the opposite of a pharmaceutical company. Founded in Texas in 2015 and operating a retail location in Olympia, Washington, Highland Pharms uses organic hemp grown on a boutique farm in Colorado. Highland Pharms Hemp Plus CBD Gummies do not smell good, nor do they taste any better. At least they successfully help people relax and fall asleep.
What Highland Pharms refers to as “Pharmaceutical Grade Hemp” is industrial hemp that has been specifically bred to have high levels of cannabinoids. The non GMO CBD gummies are all natural, with the exception of food dyes and artificial flavorings (Black Carrot Juice Concentrate, Organic Turmeric, and Organic Annatto) in their gummies.
As far as negative factors about Highland Pharms Hemp Plus CBD Gummies, I know buyers are quickly turned off by the name “Pharms” and its label, “pharmaceutical grade.” There is no more information offered to distinguish it from medicine or even industrial hemp. Also, a blogger like me is quickly annoyed at silly typos and partial product descriptions of the business website. It’s not very professional.
All of Highland Pharms’ products are sent off for testing by ProVerde that confirms the gummies’ potency of CBD and other cannabinoids. They also make sure there are zero heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides, or microbes.
There is no one standard serving size. While one person may like taking half a piece at a time, another may prefer the mental and physical effects of one or even two CBD snacks.
You can purchase fruit flavored Highland Pharms Hemp Plus CBD Gummies in bottles of 20. You can choose 10 mg gummies for $39.95 or 20 mg edibles for $69.95. The shipping is known to be fast, as well as free. While the price may be a bit high, consumer feedback usually claims Highland Pharms Hemp Plus CBD Gummies are worth the money.
Do you have more questions about CBD gummies? We’ve got the answers…
How Should I Pick CBD Gummies?
As a consumer, it is now up to you to pick the best CBD gummies on the market. For any first time user, that’s a task that is easier said than done. You don’t want to spend too much money, but you should also steer clear of any cheap edibles. But there is so much more to consider than merely prices.
When choosing what CBD gummies to buy, you should consider the type of CBD that is used in the ingredients. CBD isolate is pure CBD that has no other cannabidiols whatsoever. This is a fabulous product for anyone who must avoid THC, like a bus driver or schoolteacher who is worried about failing a drug test. Yet, the CBD isolate extraction method takes away many important organic compounds and terpenes. In other words, an individual won’t achieve the same range of mental and physical benefits as normal CBD gummies.
Do CBD Gummies Help People Manage Stress?
Yes, CBD gummies are extremely effective when it comes to managing stress. As millions of men and women deal with stress on a daily basis, CBD treats calm a user’s body and mind by binding to serotonin receptors. No, everyday stressors won’t disappear, but CBD edibles certainly helps folks deal with the pressure. Of course, it may take a bit of trial and error to decide your favorite flavor and dosage of CBD edibles. Regardless, CBD makes it effortless to chill out, allowing stress to calmly float away. Also, CBD gummies are rather convenient, as you can carry them around in your pocket or purse. That way, you can take one whenever necessary, whether you are on the highway during rush hour or preparing to give a big speech at the office.
How Do I Consume CBD Gummies?
Eating CBD gummies couldn’t be any easier. In fact, it is no different than eating delicious gummy bears with spectacular advantages for your mind and body. Simply chew your goody up. Otherwise, you can let it sit on your tongue for a while and enjoy the flavor before it sinks into your system. The CBD will then make its way through your digestive system and end up flowing through your veins.
How Do CBD Gummies Make You Feel?
While the total impact of CBD gummies varies from person to person, all positive results are usually the same. For instance, CBD edibles are known for improving the brain’s capacity to manage stress and help folks feel calm. With a peaceful state of mind, a user can enjoy quickly falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night. That means you will wake up feeling more refreshed and stay energized throughout the day. Being more productive can certainly add to an individual’s happiness. That’s pretty cool, considering that approximately 35% of Americans currently suffer from symptoms of insomnia.
What Are the Best CBD Gummies to Buy?
According to buyers and sellers, the top CBD gummies for sale are the edibles without any GMOs (genetically modified organisms). At the same time, the best CBD treats are vegan friendly and are low in carbs. Consumers agree that the highest quality CBD gummies come from U.S. hemp with minimal traces of THC, if any.
What Are CBD Gummies’ Ingredients?
When it comes to the exact ingredients found in CBD gummies for sale, the elements can vary by manufacturer, as well as by taste. When shopping, you can try to avoid any and all additives, including preservatives and artificial ingredients. You should also avoid CBD gummies with high fructose corn syrup. Also, any vegans and people with allergies should do a little homework before indulging in CBD gummies. The top CBD gummies available tend to be completely unrefined, with real sugar, organic flavoring, and non-GMO ingredients.
Should CBD Gummies Be Laboratory Tested?
When shopping for CBD gummies, its essential that you only buy edibles that have been laboratory tested by a third party. After all, the quality of CBD products often varies. While one vendor sells nothing of premium CBD edibles, another may simply be unloading expensive candy with no upsides whatsoever. Your safety may even come into question. It is up to you, the consumer, to find a completely reliable product. That way, you can rest assured you are always purchasing top quality CBD gummies and not sugar-filled sweets.
Can I Buy CBD Gummies Legally?
Yes, CBD gummies, as well as CBD oils and vapes, are legal in all 50 States, as long as they come from hemp. Every hemp product contains a THC level of less than 0.3 percent. On the other hand, the THC in marijuana is much stronger and often gives users unwanted euphoric highs. That is why marijuana-derived CBD products are not legal on the federal level. In other words, it is much safer and smarter to buy hemp-derived CBD gummies.
Will CBD Gummies Make Me High?
No, CBD gummies derived from hemp will not make you high, even if it comes from the same plant and offers many of the same wonderful benefits as THC. Sure, both CBD and THC interact with the cannabinoid receptors in users’ brains. However, our reactions to them are not the same. CBD doesn’t have a response on CB1 receptors. In other words, it does not create a euphoric high. In fact, CBD often reduces THC’s influences on the body.
When Did CBD Gummies Become Legal?
In 2018, the federal Farm Bill legalized CBD and other industrial hemp on a national level. Men and women, old and young, have since been taking advantage of the best CBD gummies available. A number of users find edibles to be much more fun than oil tinctures. Eating snacks is also more convenient than vaporizers and doobies. You can pop one, two, or more in your mouth at a time. Too bad you can’t say the same about CBD-infused bath bombs.
What flavors of CBD Gummies Can I Buy?
Fortunately for consumers all over the world, CBD gummies can now be found in a seemingly countless number of flavors, ranging from Wild Berry and Sour Bear to delicious Apple Rings, Rainbow Ribbons, Peach Rings, and Blueberry Rings. The only hard part may be picking your favorite one. Fortunately, you can choose seven or more of the best tasting CBD gummies and enjoy a new one every day of the week.
How Much CBD Should You Consume?
If you have never tried CBD gummies before, it is best to start off slowly. Begin with one 5 gm piece. Better yet, you can cut it in half to start with a 2.5 mg gummy. Then you have to do is sit back and relax. It’s worth the wait, as you can enjoy the mental and physical advantages of CBD for approximately 5 hours at a time. If a couple of hours go by and you feel like taking more, go right ahead. It’s not like it’s possible to overdose on CBD gummies. Over time, you can always increase the amount of CBD you take on a regular basis.
How Should I Store CBD Gummies?
It is best to minimize your CBD edibles’ exposure to light and heat. That is why CBD gummies should be stored in a cool and dark place, like a refrigerator or freezer. Being placed in such a controlled environment will increase your CBD goodies’ shelf lives. The potency of CBD gummies tends to last several weeks in the fridge and approximately 6 months at a time in a freezer.
How Long Do CBD Gummies Last?
The effects of CBD gummies usually last approximately 6 hours at a time in a user’s system. It takes roughly 30 to 60 minutes for the benefits, such as mental and physical relaxation, to kick in. Of course, responses can differ from one person to another. Certain factors that come into account include the strength of the edible and the speed of your metabolism, as well as the last time you ate. An individual with an empty stomach will feel the impact of CBD gummies much sooner than someone who just ate a large meal.
Are All CBD Gummies the Same?
When it comes to purchasing CBD gummies on the internet, you must realize that not all the edibles are the same. For instance, you should only trust CBD products that were made in the U.S., as well as tested in a lab. Otherwise, you could end up paying for nothing more than expensive candy. It may help to read different reviews of CBD gummies on the internet. Just remember, what one person thinks works great may not do a thing in your system, and vice versa.
Why CBD Gummies Are a Smart Choice
In conclusion, CBD gummies are a wonderful way for men and women to get their feet wet with organic hemp-grown products. Like all CBD merchandise, the edibles are completely legal. As long as you make sure everything is laboratory tested and made in the United States, you too can jump on the bandwagon and take advantage of CBD gummies’ lifechanging benefits.
Nowadays, CBD merchandise can be found all over our culture. Since President Trump signed the 2018 Farm Bill, it has been legal to buy and sell industrial hemp throughout the United States. After all, CBD that stems from hemp is not the same as marijuana derived CBD. While each product comes from cannabis, hemp has less than 0.3% THC, which is not enough to give a person the euphoric high often associated with mary jane. Yet, CBD items, such as creams and topicals made from hemp still allows folks to manage their stress, relaxing their minds and bodies.
“No pain, no gain,” right? No, not anymore. Now what we are in a new decade, there is no reason that men and women cannot or should not take full advantage of the top CBD creams and topicals to comfort any and all suffering. Whether you have been exercising for hours or your body is just getting stiff from sitting on the sofa for too long, the best CBD pain cream available can be a lifesaver when it comes to eliminating soreness.
Not only can the powerful pain cream put an aching body at ease, but CBD also helps people manage everyday stressors, from dealing with unruly children and traffic jams on the highway to handling rude customers and ungrateful coworkers. Every day, various CBD products are helping individuals through long days at the office when keeping a positive frame of mind is often easier said than done. Fortunately, depending on the top CBD cream can make all the difference in the world.
To get the most out of calming CBD cream for pain, you simply apply it whenever necessary to a broken bone or an arthritis-stricken hip. The time of day the cream is put on makes no difference, whether it is after your morning shower, during your lunch break or when you climb into bed. Regardless of the time of day or the last time you ate, CBD pain cream is exceptionally soothing.
1 Just CBD Pain Cream
Since opening their doors for business back in 2017, JustCBD has grown into the most recognized provider of powerful CBD products for sale, including the best CBD cream for pain. Operating out of the Fort Lauderdale area in South Florida, the company has a top notch reputation for selling the most effective CBD treats for the lowest prices. At the same time, the staff is known for being open and honest with both their long-term customers and potential buyers. According to countless reviews found on the internet, JustCBD representatives are continually polite, while making knowledgeable and helpful suggestions.
Made with nothing but the finest natural oils supplied by Mother Earth, including aloe and comforting coconut oil. the cream is completely organic. Ensuring those with skin or smell sensitivities can take advantage of the Just CBD cream, there are no fragrances added. Now available in 100 mg and 250 mg containers for $20 and $40 respectively, JustCBD Pain Cream is said to be the most soothing ointment on the market. In fact, it’s the cream of the crop.
Just CBD also sells cooling CBD Roll-On cream for fast pain relief in 200 mg and 350 mg options for around $40 and $48 respectively. After applying the top CBD cream for pain onto your skin, it immediately increases blood flow to all applied areas. This affect can be marvelous for helping ease tension throughout the body. The minty scent and icy sensation released by the roller ball helps a person feel totally revitalized, while a user’s frame of mind will become completely laid back.
On top of the best CBD oil cream for pain, JustCBD is known to sell everything from the top gummies and oil tinctures to vape pens and bath bombs. A buyer can even pick up some yummy CBD treats for dogs and cats. All of Just CBD’s hemp-based merchandise is made in the U.S. and ships around the world. That means the cannabis doesn’t have enough THC to give a user a psychoactive high. Too bad the THC-rich CBD goodies that stem from marijuana can’t say the same. Meanwhile, everything created and sold at JustCBD is laboratory tested to ensure consumer safety.
Besides JustCBD, Charlotte’s Web is perhaps the most popular company that sells cannabidiol goods. Offering merchandise grown and sold in Boulder, Colorado, Charlotte’s Web offers full spectrum hemp infused cream created with a nourishing extract that includes vitamin B5, aloe and coconut oil. Buyers can choose between the Soothing Scent and Unscented hemp infused cream.
Both men and women tend to like the Charlotte’s Web hemp infused cream. It seems to be great at softening itchy skin. Yet, Charlotte’s Web’s topical feels extremely thick compared to more oil based lotions people use on their hands and feet. Some folks think it is too thick and greasy because it takes a while to dry. After 45 minutes or so, rough and dry patches feel nice and smooth. Skin then stays nice and soft for hours at a time. Even aching feet become manageable. Reviews on the web also claim that the hemp infused cream has a faint, but pleasurable smell. Both men and women appreciate that it doesn’t possess a menthol scent, unlike many topical creams out there.
A 2.5 oz tube 750 mg of hemp extract sells for $49.99 on the Charlotte’s Web business website. Each tube has 300 mg of hemp per oz. The site says that everything it sells is laboratory tested. However, consumers like me can’t find any info on such testing. Is it done in-house or sent out to a third party lab? Of course, curious buyers can always call their phone number or submit an email, but who has the time or patience? Buyers have to use the batch numbers on their products to gain online entry to such information. But that access only comes with a purchase. Doh! Why doesn’t Charlotte’s Web share the lab results on the packaging or the internet?
3 PureKana Topical CBD Ointment
Another leader in the CBD industry is PureKana. Located in Scottsdale, Arizona, the company has been around since 2017. They made a name for themselves selling potent oil tinctures grown on farms in Kentucky. Pure Kana’s original mission was to help men and women, including senior citizens, cope with all the stressors of their daily lives. Today, the goal of PureKana’s topical ointment is to get into a person’s skin to give a hydrating, refreshing feeling.
Supposedly, the CBD product successfully moisturizes and rejuvenates users’ skin, in addition to enhancing its elasticity and inner-cell walls. Redness and inflammation can be significantly decreased. Buyers claim it is convenient and easy to use too. I particularly like the fact that PureKana only uses organically grown hemp from the U.S. Pure Kana then uses their own technology and CO2 in its extraction process to make their CBD ointment with a precise amount of THC. Apparently, there are no toxins, like fertilizers and pesticides, in their CBD goodies. It’s also cool that everything is tested in a third party laboratory.
A 3.4 oz bottle of Pure Kana topical ointment with 600 mg of CBD sells on the internet for $80. Personally, I like the fact that Pure Kana only works with certified companies, and that everything they sell is tested at a third party laboratory. Online customers appreciate the 30 day satisfaction guarantee. Consumer feedback likes the fact that anyone can see certificates and laboratory reports on the business website. It looks like PureKana meets all of the government’s requirements and industry standards. Of course, there are a few negative opinions too. Some buyers feel Pure Kana’s topical isn’t as effective as many of its competitors, especially for its high price. Users have even complained about figuring out the right amount of ointment they are supposed to apply to their skin.
4 Green Roads Topical Creams
Headquartered in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Green Roads has operated as a successful family business since 2013. It all began when a pharmacist, Laura Baldwin Fuentes went on a mission to create a cure for a friend’s addition to opiates, not to be confused with opioids. Her mission was a success and she now works as CEO of Green Roads. A wide variety of the award winning company’s broad spectrum formulas are now found in doctors’ offices, fitness centers, yoga studios and retail shops across the nation. Consumers can also shop for Green Roads’ topical cream on the internet.
Some of the selling points for Green Road’s creams is that they are all made from non GMO hemp that is grown in the U.S. I also like Green Roads’ undeniable transparency, as they share plenty of information about its modern extraction process on their website. A visitor like me experiences no trouble finding important information, including QR codes that link to online lab reports from a third party, on each of their CBD products for sale. In fact, a visitor can find lab sheets to go with all of the merchandise. At the same time, everything is tested by a third party. The biggest problem for Green Roads’ topicals seems to be the high prices. Folks have also complained about rude customer service representatives and poor packaging.
A buyer can choose from Green Roads’ 150 mg and 300 mg in 1 oz containers of Soothing CBD Topical pain cream for about $35 and $63 respectively. While the pieces of CBD are a bit expensive, there’s simply not enough “bang for your buck” there. At least Green Roads guarantees their retail goods. They also sell CBD infused Muscle & Joint Heat Relief Cream with 250 mg and 500 mg of CBD for about $49 and $70 respectively.
5 Lord Jones High CBD Formula Body Lotion
Lord Jones High Formula Body Lotion from Southern California has been marketing their CBD merchandise as deluxe and classy since 2016. The hemp-derived lotion is supposedly rich enough to fight off redness in both dry and oily skin. Made by a knowledgeable team of professionals, Lord Jones’ CBD Body Lotion is made with broad spectrum CBD oil. Besides soothing CBD, the ingredients include vitamin-rich shea butter and zero gluten or alcohol. The body lotion is also vegan. A buyer can relax knowing that every ointment sold by Lord Jones is created in the United States and lab tested.
It is meant for individuals to hydrate dry skin, whether it is in the palms of their hands, on their bellies or the bottom of their feet after wearing high heels all day. According to feedback on the web, it allegedly helps skin get back to normal after baking in the sun for hours and even fights off painful cuticles. People appreciate the Lord Jones cream for minimizing small pains of irritated skin at the heels of their feet. You know, the aches that sink in after you’ve been standing up all day. Individuals rub the lotion and it feels like Lidocaine with a damp odor. That’s why some folks claim to use it for neck pain as well. As far as negative critiques for Lord Jones’ CBD body lotion, internet reviews discuss its ineffectiveness for deep tissue pain.
A 1.69 oz bottle of Lord Jones High Formula Body Lotion with 50 ml of CBD costs $60. Every pump releases 1 ml of lotion carrying 2 mg of CBD. A buyer can choose the fragrance free or the signature fragrance with hints of sage, mint and green citrus. It may be chic, but folks end up spending big money on nothing more than a mediocre product with extravagant packaging.
6 Fab CBD Topical CBD Cream
Located in Tampa with offices in the U.K., Fab CBD has been earning a name for themselves in the completive cannabidiol business since 2018. As a team, they have a combined 25 years of experience in the health, fitness and supplement industries. Their CBD pain cream is produced with full spectrum hemp extract to minimize joint and muscle pain. Everything is created naturally on a farm in Colorado.
The Fab CBD website has plenty of good information. It contains all the data that a potential or repeat buyer would search for. I also like the content on Fab CBD’s business site, as you’d expect from a company that only sells three products, its CBD topical cream, edibles and tincture oil. Rather than trying to impress readers with scientific lingo and big words that are hard to follow, it feels like the writer is just telling me the information I am curious about. A visitor can easily click on a photo of the label to read all the ingredients, from aloe vera leaf extract and vitamin E to CO2 extracted hemp oil. The site also has plenty of photos shared by real buyers. I like that. It makes the CBD merchandise feel real, as I see people like me using the pain cream.
A 2 oz container with 600 mg of CBD oil runs for $49, and the only flavor I could find on their site is Fresh. At least its organic. According to their website, the cream is three times stronger than the average cream for pain relief. I don’t think so. The site also claims the topical ointment has a shelf life of 365 days, as long as you keep it unopened and away from extreme heat, cold and moisture. Again, I wouldn’t trust any cream in a jar that can be left open for 12 months.
7 Premium Jane Topicals
Since opening their doors in Los Angeles back in 2018, Premium Jane has become one of the major players in the CBD game. Using hemp from Oregon farms and operating out of Arizona, Premium Jane now stocks a large supply of CBD oils, CBD capsules, CBD gummies and CBD bath bombs, along with topicals. The CBD topicals are meant to be massaged into the skin. By doing so, you are administering the CBD in a fast and effective way, and you never have to worry about the pain cream being exposed to your digestive system.
As an avid shopper of CBD goodies, I know how to spot quality merchandise. For instance, I appreciate that everything sold by Premium Jane made is with various parts of the hemp plant. Sometimes it is the leaves and stalk, while other times it is the flower. That’s why the color of the cream sometimes varies. Who cares, as long as the moisturizing components assist with ongoing hydration for a user’s dry and/or damaged skin? You can rest assured that there are no fertilizers or pesticides in the cream.
There are two CBD creams for sale on Premium Jane’s business website. First, the 1500 mg of Cocoa Butter CBD Topical Salve is priced at $125, while the 750 mg of Eucalyptus cream runs for $75. The prices are not as high as Green Roads or Lord Jones, but the praise isn’t as consistent as Just CBD. It’s too bad that I couldn’t find much customer feedback on Premium Topicals. But that’s to be expected from any new company, whether they are selling powerful CBD ointments, athletic shoes or pogo sticks. At least consumers can feel safe knowing that everything is tested for both quality and safety at ProVerde Labs. In fact, there are laboratory results posted on the business website.
8 CBDfx CBD Topical Creams
CBDfx can already be considered veterans of the game, as the Southern California company has been in business since 2015. Selling natural hemp grown in the United States, they stock everything from CBD vape juice, gummies, drinks, waxes and tinctures to CBD treats for pets and topical creams. It is all produced on modern farms in Kentucky with their own line of CBD oil. All of CBDfx’s creams are meant to prolong the life of amino acids and natural vitamins in a user’s skin.
CBDfx markets their recognizable cannabidiol creams as pharmacist formulated, thanks to the inventor’s previous profession. I was immediately eerie because the last thing I want in my CBD merchandise is pharmaceuticals. Upon further investigation I realized that the topicals are made with quality CO2 extracted CBD, along with other organic ingredients, like plant derived caffeine to stimulate blood flow for faster results. The white willow bark extract acts as an anti-inflammatory. There is also menthol extracted from the mint plant that can dull irritated skin, while leaving a faint but refreshing menthol smell. Supposedly, the ointment moisturizes and nourishes the skin without making it greasy.
The price of CBDfx topicals are rather reasonable. A 50 ml bottle (1.7 oz) with 150 mg of full spectrum CBD is $39.99 online, and a 30 ml (1 oz) bottle of 100 mg full spectrum CBD is $29.99. Consumers appreciate CBDfx’s quality customer service, as well as their wide range of products that ship free anywhere in the nation. The harshest feedback that people can read on the internet is that CBDfx’s topicals only last 3 hours or so at a time, but the company instructs users to apply it every 4 to 6 hours. Why even bother when you can just buy a CBD topical that actually works for 5 hours or more.
9 Highland Pharms CBD Therapy+ Hemp Lotion and Cream
Despite the name, Highland Pharms’ CBD Therapy+ Hemp Lotion is made with natural ingredients. So why do they use the word “Pharm” in the title? It’s to stress the point that is uses rather high levels of CBD. Okay, whatever works. Apparently, something is working, considering Highland Pharms has been in business since 2015. With retail locations in the state of Washington, the company uses nothing but organically grown hemp from Colorado. Supposedly, all of Highland Pharms’ CBD goodies are extremely strong, thanks to their own hemp extract.
As a consumer, I was a bit bothered by the thought of purchasing CBD lotion with pharmaceuticals in it. But I quickly got over it. Then the big problem was finding information on the product. If there are no pharmaceuticals, then what is the CBD Cream made of? I consider myself pretty handy with Google, but I still couldn’t find any information online to show me that the lotion it is not a pharmaceutical medicine. Also, all of the little misspellings on their business website annoyed a writer like me. My professors would have a fit if they ever read the Highland Pharms site. At least all of their CBD cream is professionally tested for heavy metals or potentially harmful pesticides by ProVerde. This allows buyers to feel safe, unlike when they purchase CBD goods from China, if not a stranger on eBay.
A 2 oz jar of Highland Pharms CBD Therapy+ Hemp Cream with 100 mg sells for about $40 on the internet. 200 mg of the CBD Therapy+ Cream is almost $60. Meanwhile, a 4 oz bottle of Therapy+ Extra Hemp Lotion with 400 mg of CBD costs $59.95, and an 8 oz bottle with 800 mg of CBD is $89.95. Ouch! From everything I could find, Highland Pharms CBD lotions and creams simply do not justify paying such high prices.
10 cbdMD CBD Topicals
Sticking the same pharmaceutical-like name that I don’t care for, cbdMD CBD has been operating out of Charlotte, North Carolina since 2019. Before picking the ideal location to build their plant, they visited 14 different countries on three continents before choosing the best climate for growing hemp twelve months a year. cbdMD’s hemp-derived Revive CBD Topicals are now available in three different types. Everything is vegan, non GMO and are created with broad spectrum CBD containing no THC whatsoever. Various sizes of cbdMD’s comes in either a tub or a squeeze bottle.
For starters, there is cbdMD’s Recover inflammation formula, along with CBD Freeze rollers and squeeze bottles. The CBD Revive Squeeze is a thick moisturizing lotion that is made with organic material, such as aloe vera and coconut oil, that is great for dry, inflamed skin. Reducing redness and swelling, CBD Revive can be used on things like burns, bruises and irritated skin, but not on open sores. cbdMD’s CBD Revive Squeeze is available in three different strengths, 300 mg in a 2 oz bottle for $29.99, while both the $69.99 750 mg and $99.99 1500 mg are available in a 4 oz container. What I appreciate about cbdMD’s products is their natural ingredients, including acai berry, rice bran, and shea butter.
Online feedback mentions that the creams take only 5 to 10 minutes to moisturize the skin and can last up to 6 hours at a time. The smell has hints of cinnamon, peppermint and citrus. Buyers also mention that cbdMD’s goods are neither thick nor greasy. Everything is grown in the U.S. and third party tested for quality. Unfortunately for cbdMD, the internet is packed with negative reviews. Customers complain about various problems, including ineffective merchandise, rude customer service reps, lost Fed Ex packages that will not be refunded and receiving items without batch numbers.
Want to know more about the top CBD pain creams? Discover some of the most frequently asked questions…
IS IT LEGAL TO BUY CBD CREAM FOR PAIN?
Yes, it is now 100% legal to purchase CBD pain cream in all 50 United States, thanks to the 2018 federal Farm Bill. A consumer just has to make sure that his or her CBD goods stem from hemp, as opposed to marijuana. By definition, hemp has a THC level of 0.3% or less. On the other hand, mary jane contains more THC, enough to give a user the psychoactive high that most folks associate with pot. That’s exactly why CBD from marijuana isn’t legal across the nation, as opposed to hemp products, which are known to be smarter and safer for users.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF CBD CREAM?
To begin, CBD is a strong antioxidant. That means CBD cream can protect skin from free radicals and UV rays that cause both aging and illness. At the same time, CBD can interact with the cannabinoid receptors in a person’s skin to help the healing process. In other words, CBD can be rather effective in managing everything from dry skin and acne to daily stressors. Hemp derived CBD topicals consist of several nutrients, including vitamins, minerals, fatty acids and protein that assist with repairing damaging skin. Oil production then becomes restricted, leaving skin feeling nice and tight, as well as soft and smooth.
IS EVERY CBD PAIN CREAM ON THE MARKET THE SAME?
No, all of the different CBD products for sale, including pain creams and topicals, are not created equal. For starters, a buyer must depend on CBD merchandise that is made domestically in the United States and laboratory tested. If not, you could end up paying big money for a useless lotion that won’t do anything but make your skin greasy. It may help for consumers to read different reviews, articles and blogs online related to the best CBD goods available. Remember, just because an item works well for one buyer, it may not have the same positive affect on your skin.
WHAT’S THE SMARTEST WAY TO GET CBD EVERYDAY?
There is no one “best way to take CBD,” as every individual’s system is different. CBD merchandise that works wonderfully on one person may be completely ineffective on another. That’s why it is always important to experiment. There are literally countless individuals who rely on various CBD products on a daily basis, including gummies, vape oil pens, bath bombs, tinctures and more. While one guy may like using a 350 mg CBD roll on, his neighbor may prefer applying a 250 mg CBD infused pain cream to get rid of soreness and achy skin.
WHAT SHOULD YOU SEARCH FOR WHEN BUYING CBD PAIN CREAM?
When the time comes to purchase real CBD cream for pain, it is always smart to know what to look for. For starters, make sure your safety is covered by confirming the CBD product is laboratory tested and made in the U.S. Then you can read labels to make sure every ingredient is organic. When it comes to purity, effectiveness and potency, many buyers read professional blogs, along with customer feedback on the web to figure out the top CBD pain creams that are now available.
HOW DO I CHOOSE THE RIGHT CBD CREAM FOR PAIN?
When looking to buy CBD pain cream, it is wise to know what you are looking for, like how many milligrams of CBD you want in your product. If you are a first time user of CBD goods, it is best to start out slowly. You can try 100 mg of CBD infused pain cream and work your way up to a stronger option, such as 250 mg of CBD. A consumer can also use a CBD roll on, whether it is a 200 mg or a 350 mg option.
HOW MUCH CBD PAIN CREAM SHOULD I USE?
While there is no one ideal dose, it is recommended that a first time user starts off slowly by applying a little CBD pain cream anywhere on his or her body. It is suggested that people place a little amount, half the size of a nickel, to the sore or dry parts of their skin. Then they should thoroughly simply rub it in with their fingertips and wash their hands. The CBD skin cream can be reapplied whenever necessary. To figure out exactly how much CBD cream and how often to apply it to your skin, it is always best to rely on a little trial and error.
WHERE SHOULD I APPLY CBD PAIN CREAM?
Cannabis has been used to manage painful skin conditions around the world for centuries. Today, all types of CBD creams, lotions, ointments and salves are applied directly to painful and problematic area of people’s skin. Unlike CBD gummies, protein bars and other edibles, you should never put the cream in your mouth. Thankfully, applying the topicals directly to damaged skin causes the CBD to be absorbed incredibly fast. The best CBD products have multiple uses, such as helping with muscle pain, joint swelling, inflammatory skin conditions, psoriasis, dermatitis, rashes and bacterial infections.
CAN I USE CBD PAIN CREAM ON MY FACE?
Yes, a person can use CBD cream on his or her face. High quality CBD cream is created to hydrate dry and sensitive skin, regardless of what part of the body it is used on. The top CBD creams for pain relief can help with everything from burns and irritations to itchy rashes and bug bites. Whether it is after a man shaves or when a woman returns from tanning at the beach, simply apply a small amount the targeted area on the face and add more CBD cream when needed. Don’t worry, it’s not like you can overdose on legal CBD cream.
DO CBD PAIN CREAMS HAVE SIDE EFFECTS?
Like all CBD products, the pain creams are generally safe for the human body and any side effects are minimal. The CBD merchandise contains a small amount of THC, but not enough to make a person feel high. Of course, it is still wise to test a little bit of the CBD cream on your skin before applying a hefty amount. Although rare, allergic reactions have occurred from time to time. Even if someone does experience an allergic reaction, it may not be from the cannabinoids. Rather, some CBD pain creams possess additives that cause unwanted reactions to the skin. As long as your CBD is completely organic, you shouldn’t have any problems using it on your skin.
DOES CBD PAIN CREAM HAVE TO BE LABORATORY TESTED?
Yes, it is very important that you only buy CBD pain cream that has undergone third party laboratory testing. The overall quality of different CBD products often varies. One retailer may only sell the best CBD merchandise, while another vendor can simply dress up cheap lotion in fancy packaging. One’s overall safety can even become a concern, as there are no government regulations. That is why it is so important that you only buy quality CBD goods with third party testing and their ingredients listed. Simply by reading online reviews, you should be able to tell which companies are reliable.
DOES HEMP DERIVED CBD HAVE THE SAME EFFECTS AS CBD FROM MARIJUANA?
No, hemp derived CBD is not the same as CBD from marijuana, even if they both come from the cannabis plant. By definition, marijuana has at least 0.3% THC, and hemp contains less than 0.3%. That means there is not enough THC in hemp to intoxicate users or to give them the psychoactive high that is commonly used for recreational purposes. In other words, you can enjoy the same marvelous benefits of marijuana without impairing your mind or body. Cheech and Chong may not think it’s cool, but using CBD products from hemp is a win-win.
CAN CBD PAIN CREAM SHOW UP IN A DRUG TEST?
While it is unlikely, there is always a possibility that CBD will appear on a drug test, whether it is from a skin cream, an edible or a vape pen. A majority of employers only test for marijuana, rather than CBD. While they both stem from the same cannabis plant, only marijuana has enough THC to make a user high. Regardless if the test is performed on your hair, mouth or urine, you may want to use caution if you may be subject to any type of drug test. Even the smoothest skin imageable can be a disappointment when you’re standing on the unemployment line.
HOW MANY DAYS WILL CBD STAY IN A USER’S BLOOD?
Generally speaking, CBD stays in a person’s blood for five or six days. It doesn’t make much of a difference if the CBD is rubbed into the body as a skin cream, through an oil tincture, vaporizer or as an edible, it all gets flushed out in roughly the same amount of time. Keep in mind that time can increase all the way up to ten days for regular users of CBD products. Still, the time that CBD can be seen in your system is minimal when compared to marijuana that can last about 30 days at a time.