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StaffJune 9, 2021
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Company: Motive CBD

 

Products: Topicals, Kits, Ingestibles, Pets

What Makes This Brand Unique: The company is co-founded by Corey Poches and Kelly Hondros a duo whose family has been farming in the midwest for years. When they decided to launch a CBD company, they knew they wanted to grow their hemp as well. In addition to 100% complete transparency about their sourcing and production methods, they test each and every batch of products through a third party to ensure that it’s pure, safe, and free from toxins and heavy metals. These test results called the “certificate of analysis,” are available on the company’s site from the product pages or by scanning the QR code on the products themselves. 

Topicals: A Roll-On Relief Serum is a customer favorite at $59.99. It is super-charged with 1000mg CBD Isolate and powerful essential oils, It comes from Hemp grown and processed in the US and the serum is THC-free, safe, and completely legal. The company also makes creams and balms to ease away chronic aches and discomfort the natural way with pure & powerful ingredients that actually work. For example, I have a friend who suffers from MS and she tried it on her wrists and was really pleased with the results. 

Tinctures: The company has tinctures available in 500mg, 1000mg and 1500mg full spectrum CBD options. The fresh mint flavor helps hide the “earthy” taste that can make some hemp tinctures unpalatable. We tried the 1000mg that retails at $69.99. It was effective and tasty. 

Fruit Chews: We also tried the CBD fruit chews that retail for $7.99 for a grab & go pack. We didn’t find these as effective as the tincture. They also tasted a little earthy. Maybe a good choice for a new consumer? Or maybe because we are regular CBD users, the chews weren’t strong enough.

Kits: The company has put together several kits like the Rest & Recovery CBD Gift Set that retails for $49.99. A great idea for someone in your life who is sporty and wants to try out a collection of CBD products. The company also suggests layering the CBD products for optimum relief. 

Another unique way the company helps consumers decide on which products to buy is by offering a way to shop by benefit. Rest, Recovery, Relaxation, or Relief are the options. For example, if you are an athlete, the recovery suggestions include a sports cream, muscle & joint support capsules, and tinctures. This is a great way for consumers to figure out which products would be best.

The Takeaway

As an active person, I found the tinctures to be very helpful. The roll-on was also super helpful for a strained muscle. The product line seems geared toward people who live an active lifestyle, but well suited for just about anyone. The prices are reasonable especially considering this is coming from an American family farm. Plus, it feels good to support a family-run business and it’s great to know who is growing the hemp you are ingesting. 

 


StaffMarch 26, 2021
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After seven months of research, Care by Design Hemp, a wholly-owned CannaCraft brand is pleased to announce that the groundbreaking clinical study exploring the effects of CBD on liver health has concluded. The results showed the study’s participants exhibited no evidence of liver toxicity after using CBD daily for a minimum of 60 days.

“This clinical study was performed with a collaborative spirit and provides the critical evidence that CBD consumers, the FDA, and the cannabis industry as a whole need to feel confident about the safety of the products being produced by this innovative industry,” said Matthew Elmes, Ph.D., Director of Scientific Affairs for Care By Design.

The company said that the IRB-approved study, which included the brand’s expertly formulated CBD products, was commissioned, designed, and conducted by ValidCare in response to requests in early 2020 by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The FDA, which requested science-based data to help inform regulatory decisions for hemp-derived CBD products, has been informed by ValidCare investigators about the positive results of the study.

Care By Design said in a statement that along with 11 other leading hemp CBD brands, it assisted ValidCare in the recruitment and funding of the study, which observed 839 adults’ daily use of CBD for over 30 days followed by a blood test to evaluate liver function tests. The company said no participants in the study showed signs of liver disease. Of all 839 daily CBD consumers that were tested, only 3 exhibited clinically relevant elevations of the liver enzyme ALT, and all 3 of these participants were found to also be taking prescription medications known to elevate liver enzymes, so the data from these few participants are currently under further investigation.

“With this Validcare clinical study, I feel that the legal cannabis industry did something truly special by putting ‘competition and capitalism’ aside in order to work together and answer some very important scientific questions regarding daily CBD consumption,” added Dr. Elmes.

Care By Design customers were given the opportunity to participate through the company’s newsletter. Of the 1000 customers who replied, approximately 100 met all eligibility criteria and were selected to participate in the study ranging in age from 19-74 years old. Care By Design donated a three-month supply of Care By Design’s all-natural, triple-tested products in tincture or soft gel form to all of its study participants.


StaffMarch 25, 2021
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Editors Note: This was originally published on Green Market Report.

CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most controversial topics of the instant. The rising popularity of CBD involves the commencement of many research studies about the benefits of this substrate. The information obtained is not only proving the real positive effects of CBD on human health but also affixes more properties to be investigated and tested. If during the last decade the CBD market was one of the demanded ones today it is the most demanded due to constant increase of consumers and rising interest towards CBD.

Are We Late to Tap Into the Cbd Market?

Not really!

Here are some reasons why it is not late to tap into this market and make a profit from its rising popularity.

Legalization of Cbd

In the USA many states have already legalized CBD, and this process is still open.  Medical use of cannabis is now legalized in Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Finland, Germany, Greece, Israel, Italy, Luxembourg, North Macedonia, Norway, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, and Poland. WOW!

Not a band prognostic for the ones who want to enter this market. 

Nevertheless, the essential issue here is to be able to distinguish the premium quality CBD edibles, topicals, or oils from low-quality products in the market. 

Increasing Demand

Hundreds of thousands of people have started using CBD-containing products or show interest to get relevant information about it. In the end, public opinion is what counts. A crazy wave of demand has assaulted the market. This means that it is time to make your dream come true. Catch the moment, do not hesitate. Increasing consumer demands of the premium quality CBD edibles, for example, is expected to rise 25% CAGR by 2027. 

The Boom of Cosmetic Industry

CBD products are everywhere. It is widely used in the cosmetic industry and has been tested in nearly all possible combinations. CBD is in soaps, lotions, oils, gummies, chocolate bars.
Cosmetic producing companies have included CBD in their skin-care products. The antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of this component make it attractive for this industry. CBD cosmetics are used to treat acne or as anti-aging products. CBD soaps are believed to relax your body and soothe the skin.

CBD is a natural component. This point makes it more attractive for the consumers and eases its marketing. The CBD-based cosmetics industry is a good option for investment. 

Cbd Is for All Ages

Having said this!!!

It is really something to applause. All ages can use CBD containing products and be sure that it is safe. CBD oils are proven to have a wonderful effect on people of all ages. 

Parents who experienced CBD product effects on themselves and started using them to treat their children claim evidence that CBD oil can improve autism disorders, ADHD. They also claim that they have noticed seizure relief after applying CBD. 

Athletes are not excluded from the CBD consuming community. It is a safe supplement to build muscles and is not harmful as steroids. 

CBD oils, facial creams, and lotion are used to fight wrinkles. All ages mean lots of consumers, which itself means good investment opportunity. 

Online Market

The online market of selling CBD-based goods is flourishing. CBD-related searches are rising day by day. People hear about CBD, search for information about it and finally, a high percentage of these navigators become potential consumers who purchase and buy online. This is a growing industry that does not show any hint of decrease. The online market is another good source to consider as an investment area. 

The statistics show that Cannabidiol (CBD) Market size exceeded USD 2.8 billion in 2019 and is set to grow at around 52.7% CAGR between 2020 and 2026. Cannabidiol is a compound found in hemp plants that are being utilized due to its therapeutic properties in humans.   

New Business Ideas 

Every day new business ideas are coming up. CBD is flexible to combine with hundreds of products and new ideas of integrating this element into new products is rising repeatedly.

If you have a quick look at the market you will find out that there are CBD-based cosmetic products, edibles, oils, topicals, tinctures and more. There are lots of combinations of different flavors or aromas. Be creative and you can come up with your own new CBD product type and introduce it into this wide market. CBD is used in all areas of human life. In sports it is used to develop muscles, it is a better alternative to steroids. Food and beverage industries have created edible CBD products you can add to your coffee or tea, or just directly eat them, like gummies or cookies.  

The cosmetic industry has exceeded all the imaginable limits creating a wide variety of CBD-based products for the whole body. 

Thus, are you still in a doubt? Do not hesitate, make a thorough investigation of the market, choose the area you are more comfortable with and rush into this business.  

 


StaffMarch 19, 2021
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Editors Note: This story originally appeared on the Green Market Report. 

Delta-8 or D8 is an isomer compound of the hemp plant, similar to CBD, but one of the carbon molecules is shifted. This molecular change signals the body’s endocannabinoid system to respond differently from CBD, ultimately creating different feelings and effects. D8 is more psychoactive than CBD, offering a head high but also a more intense body high that is extremely effective for pain relief and management (even more so than CBD). Many in the hemp market believe it is legal, although there is some debate over this.

D8 Holdings Inc., a hemp company that develops and specializes in the extraction, manufacturing, and distribution of hemp-derived Delta-8 THC launched a new line of Delta-8 disposable vapes targeting the $6.5 billion legal cannabis concentrate market.

“We’re excited to add a brand new line of disposable Delta-8 vapes to our bestselling THC products that include Delta-8 gummies and Delta-8 cartridges,” said Chris Duffield, CEO of D8 Holdings. “We only use the highest-quality Delta-8 oil to infuse all of our products and we develop everything in-house where we triple test for potency, microbials, heavy metals, solvents, and pesticides at multiple third-party DEA registered testing facilities.”

D8 Holdings’ Delta-8 disposable vapes are available in four flavors: Melon x Berry, Watermelon x Ice, Mango x Strawberry, and Guava x Lychee. This product line will compliment D8 Holdings’ cartridge line by giving customers an alternative to strain based flavors.

According to ArcView Market Research, the U.S. vape concentrate market will be a $6.5 billion industry by 2022, followed by edibles at $4 billion. D8 Holdings projects the Delta-8 market will be between $169M – $200M in 2021, with an approximate 70 percent CAGR for the next few years: $287M -$340M in 2022 and $488M – $578M in 2023.

“Our channel checks show Delta-8 has only penetrated about 20 percent of the stores that are carrying CBD or have carried CBD at one time, providing a massive growth opportunity,” said Duffield. “In comparison, the CBD industry hit $173 million in its second year (2015) and $261 million in its third year (2016) after legalization. That means we are already off to a faster start with Delta-8 THC, with a much higher adoption rate.”

D8 Holdings projects its 2021 revenue will be between $30 million and $50 million.


StaffMarch 18, 2021
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Editors Note: This story originally appeared on Green Market Report.

CBD products have become incredibly popular thanks to new legislation legalizing hemp-derived products with minimal THC content. The popularity of CBD is also attributable to the number of people experiencing benefits from it; CBD is being used to alleviate anxiety, help people sleep, and give people a deeper sense of wellness and relaxation.

But what does the future hold for this industry? Is CBD just a fad, or will it continue growing in popularity? And how will innovators direct the development of this market?

Product Innovation

First, let’s take a look at the area of product innovation. Already, there is a wide range of different CBD products available for consumers to try. You can buy and smoke CBD flower, just as you can buy and smoke weed, but most people prefer a different delivery system due to concerns about smoke and lung health. 

Instead, many people are turning to full spectrum CBD oil, an extract designed to provide you with a full spectrum of different cannabinoids (except THC, of course), in a much cleaner, more efficient delivery system. We’re also seeing the development and circulation of topical forms of CBD, including creams, and CBD cartridges for vaporizers.

In the future, we’ll likely see an even wider range of products that contain CBD. Already, we’re seeing hints of what’s to come. For example, there are gummies and other edibles that contain CBD being sold by food manufacturers. There are also some restaurants offering signature dishes cooked with CBD oil. Over time, as extracts become more concentrated and new forms of CBD delivery become discovered, we’ll see an even more diverse range of options for consumers.  

Consumer Demand

Consumer demand for CBD is unlikely to let up anytime soon. After becoming legalized, there was an understandable surge in demand due to the novelty of the substance. Some experts suggested that this would be short-lived; once people got over the newness of the substance, they would move onto something else.

But the numbers suggest something different. The market for CBD in 2020 is $967.2 million, but it’s projected to grow to $5.3 billion by 2025. There are many reasons why this growth trend will likely continue.

For starters, people who try CBD and like it tend to keep buying it. They discover the benefits, and don’t want to lose them. It’s not a fad for them; it’s a source of relief. Additionally, the benefits of CBD are still being discovered; new studies are constantly emerging to suggest new benefits from the substance, or to reinforce already existing ideas about how it works.

Consumer acceptance is also likely to grow. While some people were excited to try something new when it became legalized, CBD still carries a stigma among some circles, due to its association with marijuana, which is still illegal at the federal level. In time, negative perceptions will likely decline, and more people will be willing to try this substance for their own personal benefit.

Regulation

While the 2018 Farm Bill allowed hemp-derived products to be sold legally, this isn’t the end of the line in terms of regulation. In the future, the FDA and other governmental bodies may step in to more heavily regulate the manufacture, advertisement, and sale of CBD products. This is an area of much uncertainty since it’s unclear how or when the government may intervene.

Right now, there are minimal regulations for how hemp is grown and tracked. Companies are making bold claims about the health benefits of CBD, despite much of the research being new and limited in capacity. And some products, such as extracts, are hard to control in terms of potency and consistency. Increased regulation could make it more difficult for new companies to enter the space, and could cause headaches for companies that are trying to innovate and serve more consumers.

Increased Competition

No matter what, we’re likely going to see more competition in the CBD space. The CBD market has already proven itself to be a lucrative one, and it’s only going to grow in the future. Thousands of businesses are competing to become a top name in the CBD world, and entrepreneurs are coming up with new ways to help themselves stand out from the crowd.

This will have a cascade of different effects on the market. It will introduce more novel products. It will lower prices for consumers. It will bring more attention to the industry. And it will make it harder to be a business owner in the space.

The future of CBD products is somewhat uncertain, given the potential for further regulation. However, the CBD market is consistently growing, and will likely continue to grow for the foreseeable future. New CBD products will inevitably follow that demand. 

 


StaffMarch 10, 2021
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Editors Note: This originally appeared on the Green Market Report.

Wall Street experts project the CBD industry to swell to more than 22 billion dollars over the next two years. Within a decade that number is projected to exponentially grow towards 75 billion dollars. As is with any big industry boom, everyone wants a piece of the action. Fortunately, with CBD hemp there is plenty of pie to go around. And technology plays a big role in the CBD industry from seed to shelf and beyond.

This article goes over four important aspects of the CBD industry and how technology shapes and molds the big boom of CBD oil.

Tech-Centered CBD Hemp Farming

Farming is labor-intensive process that requires lots of tedious work. It’s no wonder that tech steps in to make certain processes and tasks more efficient. Equipment and machines that speed up tasks such as potting, planting, and digging aren’t the only kinds of technology on the farm. Visit a tech-centered hemp farm and you’ll find RFID tags on plants, biometric security systems, and incredibly advanced.

Complex and sensitive instruments measure every aspect of the environment including soil, water, air, light, and more. Dehumidifiers, air conditioners, barometers, and all types of monitoring systems turn processing and drying harvested hemp flower into an exact science.

CBD Extraction Tech

Extracting the beneficial compounds from hemp flower is likely the biggest tech-influenced niche in the CBD industry. Extraction is the process of separating the unwanted waxy plant materials from the desirable hemp compounds like phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids.

Different extraction techniques create numerous types of different CBD products (click here to learn more about Hawaiian Haze) generally referred to as extracts and concentrates. Some concentrates such as hash are readily made by hand, but thanks to advancements in extraction technology today’s extracts are much more complex and varied.

High-level extraction equipment comes with a high-level price tag. Furthermore, while some types of extraction machines are simple, the top tier processors require engineers and scientific consultants to calibrate and operate their equipment properly.

All of this combined creates a madly complex niche that takes up a huge portion of that projected 75 billion projection for the CBD industry over the next ten years. Some products produced by extraction include –

  • Vape cartridges
  • Dabs, Wax, Oil, Shatter
  • Rosin
  • CBD oil
  • Pure phytocannabinoid-rich CBD hemp oil concentrate
  • And more

CBD Oil Product Effectiveness

Technology is also creating more effective CBD products for the CBD market, and better, more efficient products. In a free-market world, better products and lower prices that consumers want to buy are the name of the game.

Advances in the micro-encapsulation of beneficial hemp compounds such as CBD create a higher bioavailability for consumers. This means that they can get more effect and benefit from less product, saving them money and time.

Custom crafted hemp compounds combinations and recipes are also unlocking the incredible therapeutic potential within phytocannabinoids and terpenes. There are hundreds of different beneficial compounds in hemp, each with unique properties and benefits. Every type or strain of hemp expresses various combinations and ratios of these compounds giving them a “fingerprint”.

As hemp laws relax, extraction techniques advance and our scientific understanding of hemp compounds grows, hemp follower suppliers like MrHempFlower are leveraging new chemistry and molecular tech to meet the growing market’s insatiable appetite for novel phytocannabinoid and terpene combinations.

It’s within this niche that lies some of the greatest opportunities for patentable intellectual property through novel phytocannabinoid and terpene products.

AI and AR in the CBD industry

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality comprise another handful of technologies molding the shape of the growing CBD industry. Farmers use AI and big data to improve soils, keep track of inventory and plants, improve workflow within facilities, and understand market trends.

On the market and advertising end, augmented reality offers businesses a fascinating approach to modeling, presentation, and retail.

AI and AR together are transforming the hemp industry into something hyper-interesting and new, shifting a once rebellious and illegal counter culture into a hipster-type health endeavor with all the bells and whistles.

Blockchain and Crypto in the Hemp Industry

While governmental policies and regulations have placed plenty of roadblocks in front of the world’s biggest boom since the internet bubble, nothing can stop what is coming. A big aspect of the CBD industry has been banking and many of the world’s biggest companies have had their fair share of issues. Here steps in blockchain technology.

Blockchain technology combined with cryptocurrency allows CBD businesses not legally permitted to operate with normal banking and financing to purchase and move money without much governmental regulation or oversight.

Niche Tech for Green CBD Industry Investors

Anyone seeking the biggest growth sectors will find immense opportunities within the various tech-centered niches shaping the CBD industry. These technologies are driving factors in this market and if you can find yourself in the right place at the right time, you may still be able to get in on the action.

Just know that the best time to get in was yesterday, so don’t hesitate.


StaffMarch 9, 2021
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Editors Note: This was republished from Green Market Report.

It seems that cannabis has never attracted this much attention. After decades of being outlawed for no valid reason, many states have legalized it again. The positive campaign attracted many users and informed the public on the positive effects of marijuana.

What role can this plant play for athletes? Are marijuana and bodybuilding connected, and can you hope to achieve fitness goals faster with this herb? Here is an overview of the potential benefits and other things you should know about THC if you are an athlete.

How Does Marijuana Work on Bodybuilders?

The working process of cannabinoids is simple. Once you ingest them, they interact with your inner cannabinoid system. Each human has this system, which is capable of affecting pain, immune functions, appetite, and other processes.

Let’s take a look at how athletes can benefit from cannabis.

Pain Relief

Whether you are a professional or a fitness enthusiast who trains regularly, you probably find pain problems quite common. It might be that you have minor sprains due to intense exercise, or you are dealing with an injury that requires a recovery process.

Using marijuana for pain relief was the topic of many studies over the years. Massive research that included 2,897 medical cannabis patients suggests that this plant can be more effective at providing pain relief than taking opioid-based drugs. More than 80% of users who participated in the study indicated that marijuana was at least as effective as OTC medications.

The great thing about using cannabis for pain is that it helps regardless of the type of pain. It will assist through the recovery process after a severe injury or help you get through the pain following surgery. However, you can also use it to relax your muscles and feel better after intense exercise.

If you are dealing with inflammation, it might be hard to push through a demanding training. That is where cannabis comes into play. Even tinctures and topicals can be helpful if you want to eliminate pain in localized areas, although ingesting cannabinoids secures an overall anti-inflammatory effect.

Relax Before and After the Competition

If you are a professional athlete, it might be hard to get a good night’s sleep before an important event. Since sleep can be crucial for your performance, you might consider turning to cannabis. Many users report that marijuana helped them to relax and secured a way of getting well-rested ahead of an important performance.

Cannabis can help you calm yourself down if you are nervous or get that euphoric effect you need to perform better. A study conducted over five decades ago focused on rats’ performance in alley mazes with and without using cannabis. According to the authors, rats who consumed marijuana before the test showed better results in the maze. Many athletes believe that it is cannabinoids that help them to focus when they need to perform.

Cannabis and Sports – Legal Implications

It was in 2004 when WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) published a list of substances that are prohibited because they can enhance performance and provide an unfair advantage over other players. Although CBD and THC are different, they both belong to the class of cannabinoids. Since WADA prohibited cannabinoids, athletes cannot use them during competitions.

If you’ve been smoking weed and playing football with friends, nobody would mind that. However, if you have an official event soon, always consider that there might be testing. Although people have become more aware of the positive effects of marijuana these days, WADA still finds it a performance-enhancing substance. That is why getting tested positive might get you disqualified from the competition.

How Long Does THC Stay in the System of an Athlete?

If you take THC, you know that the effects will disappear after several hours. But despite you don’t feel that euphoria anymore, this cannabinoid remains in your body for longer. According to the experts, THC might be detectable weeks after you consume it. It all depends on the type of test you have to take.

Here is an overview of available tests:

  • Blood tests – it is interesting to note that your body keeps THC-COOH, which is the by-product that appears after using THC. However, that component is not detectable by a blood test. Depending on the use, a blood test could detect marijuana one to three days after using it. Heavy users have an increased amount in the system, which is why it might take longer.
  • Urine tests – you will find that this procedure is most frequent when it comes to testing athletes at competitions. That is because it can detect the mentioned THC-COOH even up to 45 days from using it. It depends on the use – first-timers might not have any weed in their urine after three days, but heavy users could take ten times longer than that to eliminate it.
  • Hair follicle tests – this is an expensive testing method, but it can detect weed users 90 days after using it.
  • Saliva tests – users will eliminate THC from saliva in 24-72 hours, depending on the frequency of use.

You should be aware that marijuana is illegal in the United States on a federal level. Despite being perfectly legal in many states, we are still waiting on the federal government to make its move. In the meantime, sports organizations are not the only ones conducting THC tests. You might also encounter them in some businesses that don’t look fond of their employees using marijuana. The good news is that this is highly individual, and many entrepreneurs understand that THC can have many benefits.

Final Thoughts

Marijuana is popular among both amateurs and professional athletes. Some users believe it helps them reach their fitness goals, while others appreciate the feeling of euphoria that to relax after training. Ultimately, it all depends on your plans in the future. Although people around the world accepted using THC for various purposes, we are still waiting for it to become legal at a federal level. WADA also didn’t remove it from the prohibited substance list, which can play a role if you plan on competing in a sports event soon.

This story was contributed by journalist Lana Jones: “My deepest passion is nature and writing. I am lucky that I was able to combine it into one thing.”


StaffMarch 8, 2021
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Editors Note: This story was republished from the Green Market Report.

There’s always something to worry about, like bills, food, and your health. Whatever the case, anxiety is common, and so is depression. Fortunately, there are a lot of solutions for both. 

Some people rely on medications and therapy to overcome anxiety and depression. Others turn to coping mechanisms like yoga and meditation. 

Lately, the search for anxiety and depression treatment has been shifting towards more natural medications. In particular, CBD oil.

CBD, or cannabidiol in full, is one type of cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. The oil is a result of the extraction of CBD from the plant, followed by refinement processes. You can get the oil in liquid form, or buy gummies with CBD discounted at the Relaxation Company and make your journey to wellness fun and flavor-filled. 

The exact science behind the treatment of anxiety and depression with CBD oil isn’t known yet. Some researchers do believe it works with a receptor in the brain, altering serotonin signals. The serotonin levels are responsible for your mood and well being, and CBD oil blocks the brain from absorbing it, so you get more of it, which improves your mood.

Like any other treatment, the oil has its benefits and disadvantages. Make sure to read more on to find out more pros and cons of CBD oil for anxiety and depression, especially if you are planning on using CBD while traveling!

Pros

Easy to Use

The methods of administration of CBD oil are simple. You can take it by putting a few drops under your tongue using a dropper, or mixing it in your food. Some companies also supply CBD gummies in a variety of milligram strengths and flavors.

Non-psychoactive

Unlike Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another type of cannabinoid, CBD oil is non-psychoactive, so you don’t get high from taking it. 

It’s Healthy

Cannabidiol occurs naturally in plants from where it’s extracted and made into an oil. Since it’s a natural treatment, it’s much healthier than traditional medication and better for your body. 

Fewer Side Effects

In addition to being healthier than traditional medicine, CBD also has fewer side effects. As long as the effects experienced are mild, it’s a good option for anyone who can’t tolerate the stronger side effects caused by other anxiety medications. It’s also not addictive, which is a common occurrence with traditional alternatives. 

Relieves Pain

Cluster headaches and migraines are common in people suffering from depression and anxiety. CBD oil reduces such pains while also treating the underlying causes, so it cures both symptoms and the disease. The oil achieves all this without inducing a psychoactive response, tolerance, or addiction.

Cons

Limited Availability

Since the use of CBD Oil for anxiety, depression, and other medical conditions is still relatively new, the oil isn’t widely available. Federal and state laws in some areas restrict the use of CBD, so you can only buy it in places where medical marijuana is legal. 

Unfortunately, that’s not a lot of places. Some suppliers take advantage of this limited supply and put a hefty price tag on the oil, making it even more inaccessible.

Not FDA-Approved 

CBD oil is not FDA-Approved for the treatment of anxiety and depression. Since it’s unregulated, that means there’s no set standard of quality that the oil must adhere to, to qualify as a treatment. 

As a result, you might come across products with lower or higher quantities of CBD than necessary. Some mislabeled products even have significant amounts of THC, which can aggravate anxiety instead, defeating the purpose of the treatment. 

Doesn’t Have Fixed Results

CBD oil is still in the early stages of discovery, so there’s a lot that remains unknown about it. It doesn’t produce the same results in everyone, hence the difficulty in regulating its use or setting a fixed dosage. 

Side Effects

Some research into the use of CBD oil indicates that users may experience a few side effects. In some cases, those side effects include anxiety, which makes the oil questionable as a treatment for the mental condition. Other side effects associated with the oil include dizziness, drowsiness, nausea, loss of appetite, mood swings, and low blood pressure.

Conclusion

The effectiveness of CBD oil as a remedy for anxiety and depression remains, unfortunately, overshadowed by the stigma against cannabis. Still, as research continues on the benefits of the oil, more people are starting to realize there’s more good than bad in it.

 


StaffMarch 5, 2021
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Editors Note: This has been republished from the Green Market Report.

Many non-contagious ailments cause millions of deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, tobacco addiction stands among the top triggers of such diseases. Each year, over seven million people die of tobacco-related complications. In the US alone, more than 40 million adults have a nicotine addiction. Worse yet, tobacco addiction therapies don’t seem to be efficient, for the most part.

Smoking cessation drugs don’t bring assured results in the long run. But there is a promising solution to this problem. CBD (cannabidiol) is an active ingredient derived from the hemp plant and widely used for medical purposes today. So can it cope with tobacco addiction? How to quit smoking cigarettes with the help of CBD oil? Read further to find all this out.

Is CBD Addictive?

As most of us know, smoking marijuana leads to addiction. Is CBD addictive then? In reality, it’s not. Cannabidiol belongs to non-toxic cannabis ingredients and doesn’t alter your brain function. Therefore, you can’t develop a CBD addiction. Additionally, cannabidiol can alleviate the psychoactive effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the main active ingredient of recreational marijuana.

How CBD Helps You Quit Smoking

1. CBD Battles Tobacco Withdrawal Symptoms

Nicotine is as addictive as hard drugs like cocaine. That’s why it’s so hard to quit smoking. Once you try to cease this deadly habit, you will face an almost impenetrable barrier of withdrawal symptoms. It’s not just the urge for another cigarette. Tobacco withdrawal develops within several days and involves headaches, increased appetite and irritability, anxiety, insomnia, high blood pressure, and depression. 

The worst part is that you may feel this nightmare for weeks. If it was easy to withstand this period, smoking would not become a global concern.

So how can CBD help you overcome nicotine addiction? The matter is that CBD regulates the sleep/wake cycle, pain, mood, and satiety. It combats headaches, promotes restful sleep, and regulates blood pressure. Given that, CBD can relieve some physical symptoms of nicotine withdrawal, helping you get through this period without much struggle.

2. CBD Cigarettes Can Ease Tobacco Cravings

You pull out a cigarette from the pack, light it, and take a peaceful, long, and warm puff. You have been doing this for years, day after day. Stopping this is unimaginable: this ritual is engraved in your mind. It’s a part of your identity. But you could try a CBD cigarette instead of a regular one if you feel a desperate urge to smoke. It can become your first step toward overcoming tobacco addiction. By smoking the best CBD cigarettes, you no longer receive nicotine, which is much healthier. Additionally, CBD prevents most nicotine withdrawal symptoms from devastating your body and mind.

Therefore, you can preserve the smoking habit while replacing regular cigarettes with a much healthier alternative. It’s much easier to quit smoking this way than just bring a sudden drastic change to your routine.

3. CBD Helps You Relax

Cannabidiol has evident, well-studied anxiolytic properties. Both animal and human studies show that CBD reduces anxiety equally to diazepam, a common sedative drug. For instance, CBD brings relief to people with public speaking anxiety. Also, cannabidiol shows immense efficiency against post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

All in all, it’s a powerful stress-relieving supplement that will help you cope with panic attacks and depression resulting from smoking cessation.

4. CBD Reduces Cigarette Consumption

Researchers revealed a direct dependence between CBD intake and cigarette consumption. Thus, a 2013 study showed that tobacco-dependent individuals reduced cigarette consumption by an impressive 40% while taking CBD. Furthermore, CBD minimizes the pleasure of smoking cigarettes. In other words, nicotine won’t give you that pleasure if you take CBD.

A recent study has shown that smokers who took CBD felt less motivated to smoke cigarettes.

Under this trial, 30 smokers took 800 mg of CBD after overnight cigarette abstinence. The participants reported that they felt less pleasure from watching other people smoking. In other words, it was easier for the participants to ignore cigarette stimuli.

As for cigarette cravings and withdrawal, there was no significant difference between CBD and placebo treatment whatsoever.

However, researchers investigated short smoking abstinence periods (11 hours). It’s an insufficient time for the most physical nicotine withdrawal symptoms to occur. It might be a possible reason for such observations on CBD efficiency against tobacco withdrawal within this study.

How to Take CBD for Tobacco Addiction

So, as we’ve found out, CBD helps you quit smoking. But how to take cannabidiol to overcome nicotine addiction? Here’s a step-by-step guide: 

Choose High-Quality Products

There is one rule you should always follow: buy CBD cigarettes, tinctures, vape oils, and other products from reliable and reputable brands. For this, you have to check:

  • The THC content in each product. It must be less than 0.3%.
  • The hemp source. Prioritize brands with in-house hemp fields in the US or Western Europe.
  • Certifications and drug tests. It’s always better to choose certified products that meet the US hemp cultivation standards and undergo regular third-party lab tests.

Adjust CBD Doses Gradually

‘How much CBD should I take to combat my tobacco addiction?’, you may ask. The accurate dosage depends on your metabolism, weight, and the intensity of cigarette withdrawal complications like headaches, poor sleep, high blood pressure, etc.

Thus, you should consult your practitioner to decide on the initial dose and increase it slowly for better results. You can start with 12-15 mg of CBD per day to see how your body reacts to cannabidiol. If such a dose works fine for you, you can begin taking more CBD to reduce salience of cigarette stimuli.

The Bottom Line

CBD can become a viable solution for cigarette quitters. First, cannabidiol fights several tobacco withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, insomnia, headaches, and high blood pressure. Second, it helps you ignore cigarette cues. Third, CBD cigarettes can become a temporary healthy alternative to regular cigarettes on your way to smoking cessation.

Finally, CBD reduces stress, helping you cope with the emotional pressure. Given that, CBD is your option to break the suffocating chains of addiction and breathe freely in all senses of this word.


StaffFebruary 11, 2021
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HempFusion Wellness Inc. (OTC: CBDHF) has increased its product offering to 48 SKUs by introducing its new and improved Sleep and Stress products with twice the amount of CBD per serving.

“Global consumers are becoming increasingly familiar with CBD and its potential benefits to their daily routine,” commented Jason Mitchell N.D., HempFusion’s co-founder and chief executive officer. “After conducting months of extensive consumer research, it was clear that the majority of our customers and consumers in the market are seeking products with increased CBD percentages. It has always been HempFusion’s goal to provide new and innovative products that consumers are looking for. We are proud to launch our new and improved Sleep and Stress supporting products and are excited by the potential they bring to the CBD marketplace,” continued Dr. Mitchell.

The new SKUs are now available for purchase on HempFusion’s website. Visit HempFusion.com for more information on the Sleep and Stress products in addition to HempFusion’s complete product range.

HempFusion’s new and improved Sleep and Stress products aim to support relaxation for consumers by providing more restful night’s sleep and easing occasional stress. The products include:

  • Twice the amount of CBD (300mg per bottle)
  • GABA an amino acid that supports mental relaxation
  • ASHWAGANDHA that helps you better deal with daily occasional stress
  • CBD and a broad array of other important cannabinoids, terpenes, and more that supports the endocannabinoid system.
  • No THC – Tested to contain less than 0.01% ∆9-THC


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