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Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonAugust 19, 2020
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As an herbalist, cannabis reporter, and product reviewer, I thought I’d seen in it all in CBD delivery systems, until news of Mondo CBD’s Edible Hemp Powder found its way into my inbox. Described as a “powdered tincture” guaranteed to “disappear on your tongue like a sweet cloud”, my order of CBD powder arrived in an artful white box festooned with airborne rainbow-hued hemp leaves. Inside, I found a small glass jar containing 13 grams of powder, a small white scoop, and lip balm-sized travel tin. In addition to 150 mg of broad-spectrum CBD and 300 mg of Theanine (an amino acid found in green tea which is believed to calm anxiety and promote relaxation) per jar, I would also be getting non-GMO tapioca starch, organic cacao butter, and organic coconut oil in each dose, which helped explain the almost pasty quality of the powder. 

A quick sprinkle of Mondo’s Edible Hemp Powder on my tongue proved that the formulation was, indeed, fine enough to dissolve on contact, despite its pasty texture and the fact that it stayed clumpy when added to room temperature or cold water. There is a postscript on the note included in the box cautioning that the powder’s texture might change due to temperature, and that chilling it in the fridge for thirty minutes then mixing it with a fork will achieve a more dust-like texture. The taste was light and slightly sweet, without too much of a weedy accent. I tried it with my nightly cup of tea, though after a few attempts to get it to fully dissolve, I simply dropped it in a bit of water and swallowed it like a shot. Keeping it in the fridge made the powder dissolve much easier in liquid of various temperatures.

According to the verbiage on Mondo’s website, the inclusion of tapioca starch increases the absorption of the powder, facilitating a relaxing effect that can be felt within five minutes. For me, this was indeed the case. In fact, I had to make sure I got my nightly dose of reading in before I took the powder, as my eyelids were drooping by the five minute mark. I did try the powder in a smoothie, and at lunch in some soup. The powder blended well enough into both after refrigeration, but on both occasions I felt a bit too relaxed for my preferred daytime tempo. Still, as an adjunct to my winding down ritual I found this latest innovation in CBD supplements easy to use, and a welcome change from gulping capsules or the standard tinctures. 

 


StaffStaffAugust 18, 2020
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The Hemp Benchmark recently released its July 2020 report reviewing wholesale prices for the hemp industry. The group found that price assessments in recent months have shown stabilizing rates for numerous wholesale products that are part of the hemp-CBD supply chain. “For example, from April through this month the aggregate price for CBD Biomass and wholesale prices for smokable bulk CBD Flower have both steadied. While the downward trend in CBD product prices has largely subsided in recent months, that for CBG biomass and extracted forms of the cannabinoid has continued.”

Crop Declines

Hemp Benchmarks also found that the 2020’s licensed acreage declined by over 30% from last year, while indoor and greenhouse square footage registered for hemp cultivation is down by roughly 64% year-over-year. “These numbers bear out what we have reported earlier this year, that many farmers are taking a more conservative approach to cultivation, if not exiting the sector entirely. The just over 18,000 cultivation licenses that we have counted nationwide to this point in 2020 represents about an 8% decline compared to the over 19,500 recorded in 2019. This indicates that most growers registered smaller outdoor plots or indoor / greenhouse sites.”
The report also said that overall, the reduction in licensed acreage, entrance of a significant amount of new farmers, tough market conditions, and difficulties related to the COVID-19 pandemic suggest that total U.S. hemp production for 2020 could decline substantially year-over-year, particularly in regard to how much CBD or other cannabinoid-rich biomass is generated.
“In our June report, we analyzed data on costs to transport hemp and hemp products. We also pointed out that such costs can change based on a variety of factors. This month, hemp transportation costs were on the rise in July due to fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic.” Jon Wilcox, co-founder of hemp transportation company Fide Freight, attributes the rise in shipping costs to states across the country reopening after coronavirus-motivated shutdown orders. He stated, “It is assumed that shippers are trying to make up for lost time and … make as much money as possible due to short-term uncertainty.”
Additionally, U.S. ports are overloaded with goods that shippers are trying to move. This has resulted in bidding wars for trucks.

Tee CorleyTee CorleyAugust 18, 2020
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6min00

Company: Cornbread Hemp

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Cornbread Hemp was born and raised in the Bluegrass State, and damned if they ain’t proud of it! Founded on the belief that Kentucky has the best environmental conditions for growing robust hemp, the brand traces its heritage back to the first hemp farm planted in Kentucky in 1775.

Claiming that the strength and quality of their USDA organic hemp is thanks to the rich nutrients found in the waters of the state, Cornbread Hemp doesn’t let Mother Nature do all their work for them. Working together with Kentucky’s natural gifts, Cornbread Hemp does everything in their power, from farming to manufacturing, to ensure the highest quality hemp products.

Cornbread Hemp products are USDA certified organic. Each batch of hemp extract is lab tested by a third party. The company is also well on its way to becoming a B-Corp by working with USDA certified organic farms that have been negatively impacted by the War on Drugs over the past 200 years.

Let’s see how those waving fields of hemp perform in Cornbread Hemp’s most popular tinctures.

Cornbread Mini Whole Plant CBD Oil (25mg/ml) Review

It’s not often you find such a powerful whole plant CBD oil in such a tiny bottle. Perfect for first-timers and those who need their CBD on-the-go, this cute 15ml amber bottle has everything you’d expect from a full quantity.

What do they mean by “whole-plant” CBD? A full-spectrum hemp extract, whole plant CBD oil uses all parts of the flower to ensure you get the maximum entourage effect. Still, an impressive 50% CBD, the other 50% is packed full of terpenes, flavonoids, a micro-dose of THC, and many other cannabinoids.

We found the whole plant flavor to be ruggedly delicious. However, folks who wrinkle their noses at hempy flavors should check out Cornbread’s Distilled CBD Oil instead (reviewed below). Whole plant extract is as robust as the name suggests. In fact, be sure to shake your bottle before opening to avoid a dropperful of visibly swirling plant matter.

As for the effect? All we can say is, “Hot diggity!” These Kentucky natives weren’t lying about the quality of their product. We noticed an almost immediate drop in stress and anxiety – so much so that we’d recommend taking this hemp extract at night for a sound, uninterrupted sleep.

Cornbread Mini Distilled CBD Oil (25mg/ml) Review

Don’t be thrown off by the word “distilled.” Unlike CBD isolate, this distilled CBD oil contains a full spectrum of cannabinoids. So what’s the difference between this product and Cornbread’s whole plant extract?

Taste. If you’re put off by the earthy notes of hemp, you absolutely must try Cornbread’s Distilled CBD Oil. This tincture contains an incredible 75% pure CBD extract mixed into 25% medium-chain triglyceride coconut oil.

The difference is also visible. As opposed to the dark olive color of most full spectrum CBD tinctures, this distilled CBD oil is almost clear. Free from plant particles or debris, the oil feels like it disappears under the tongue. With an extremely mild coconut finish, this tincture has an impressively subtle sweetness.

We found that this product didn’t make us nearly as sleepy as the Whole Plant CBD OIl. We recommend it for day time pain and anxiety relief.

The Takeaway

From the moment we opened the soft matte packages with their modern black, green, and orange design, we knew we were onto a company that cares. You can feel the effort they put into their product via the packaging, taste and underdog story as Kentuckians on the lam.

We highly recommend these products to first-timers and old-timers alike.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyJuly 30, 2020
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5min00

Company: Harbor Hemp Company

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What Makes This Brand Unique: If you haven’t yet heard of Harbor Hemp Company, it’s high time you got in on this family-run health and wellness CBD brand.

Based in Connecticut, Harbor Hemp is among the most health and eco-conscious CBD purveyors in the country. Using only industrial hemp grown in the US, Harbor Hemp CBD is lab tested twice and manufactured at a Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) certified facility in Connecticut.

If you’ve read our previous reviews of Harbor Hemp, you’re familiar with the sheer variety of products this company offers. From sports creams to lab-tested tinctures, it’s no surprise they’re among the brands pioneering CBD-infused beverages.

Calm Seas CBD-Infused Seltzer Review

We had the opportunity to sample Harbor Hemp Company’s Calm Seas CBD-infused seltzer, and we were not disappointed.

This beverage came to us discreetly packaged in a perfectly-sized brown box. Sure enough, the cans themselves were professionally styled to match the running theme across all Harbor Hemp products: a red, white, and blue label depicting a stylized scenic coastline and the watchful eye of a lighthouse.

It’s no wonder that they named this seltzer Calm Seas. In line with their overall New England-style branding, this beverage is designed inside and out to elicit a total sense of mind-body harmony.

True to their mission to offer the highest quality CBD in healthful consumable forms, Harbor Hemp includes only 4 ingredients in their seltzer: water, 26mg CBD extract, natural black cherry flavor, and citric acid.

We considered this product to be a positive alternative to alcohol. After all, the 16-ounce cans and red, white, and blue color scheme do remind one of a PBR tallboy.

However, it’s so much better than that. Instead of cracking open a beer at the end of a long day, we opted for Calm Seas. The desired end result is achieved: a totally relaxing summer evening enjoying a beverage on the front porch.

The side effects of alcohol are skillfully avoided. With 0% THC, you’ll experience no intoxication or hangover. Instead, you’ll get the hydration you slacked on throughout the day.

And no offense to the diehard fans, but we are happy to announce that Calms Seas tastes worlds better than a beer.

The black cherry flavor is light with a slightly citric tang. Citric acid is a natural preservative and may aid your body in the absorption of water. There is absolutely no hemp scent or flavor to this beverage.

Overall, this beverage is an amazing alternative to an alcoholic nightcap. It’s also great to sip on throughout the day. Whenever you need to de-stress, Calm Seas will bathe you in a feeling of wellness.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyJuly 28, 2020
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6min00

Company: Bluebird Botanicals

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Looking for reliable high-quality CBD while promoting a healthier future for the planet, too? Bluebird Botanicals partners with their clients to pass proceeds onto charities, safer agricultural practices, and members of its own financial assistance program.

This brand’s passion for healing starts with getting helpful hemp products into the hands of those who need them. From there, lives and relationships improve synergistically. Their ultimate mission is to help build a future “where our relationships with ourselves, each other, and all of Mother Earth are held in reverence.”

That’s why Bluebird only uses hemp grown by US farms practicing regenerative agriculture and following strict environmental guidelines. In fact, Bluebird Botanicals is a certified B-Corp. They’re also Leaping Bunny Cruelty-free certified, Good Manufacturing Process (GMP) certified, Low-Carbon Footprint certified, Glyphosate Residue Free certified and US Hemp Authority certified. That’s a pretty impressive resume!

If Bluebird Botanicals’ values align with yours, you’ll be especially pleased to read about their latest CBD tincture: Immunity.

Immunity Vitamin D3 + Hemp Extract Tincture Review

While Bluebird Botanicals already has a beefy line of hemp oil extracts, their recent release of Immunity, a CBD hemp oil extract with vitamin D3, seems especially timely.

How can you tell if your immune system needs a boost? Penn Medicine lists 6 signs your immune system could use some support:

  1. Your stress level is high
  2. You often have a cold
  3. You frequently have an upset stomach
  4. Your wounds and bruises are slow to heal
  5. You tend to get infections
  6. You feel tired all the time

If some or all of these symptoms apply to you, consider taking Immunity as a dietary supplement.

Unlike most CBD tinctures, one dose of Immunity is 0.5ml, or half a dropperful. Bluebird Botanicals recommends taking no more than 1ml per day.

One dose of Immunity contains 2,500IU of vitamin D3 and 4.2mg CBD extract. Suspended in MCT oil (a derivative of coconut oil) and hemp extract, this tincture is dark amber in color with a robust hempy fragrance. That earthy flavor is strong but not bitter.

Vitamin D3 is an essential vitamin used by your body to support your immune system, fight the flu, and ensure healthy bones and teeth.

Unfortunately, approximately 42% of the US population is vitamin D deficient to some degree. The effects of vitamin D deficiency are lethargy, fatigue, depression and more frequent illness.

The added CBD helps boost your immune system by relieving tension and stress. In Penn Medicine’s list above, you’ll notice that reducing stress is the first factor that could strengthen your immune system.

That makes Immunity a one-two punch to viruses and other symptoms of a weak immune system and vitamin D deficiency.

Immunity comes in an amber glass bottle with a marked dropper for easy measurement. Not sure it’s the real stuff? True to their values, Bluebird Botanicals keeps their lab tests transparent. Simply scan the QR code on the purple and orange label to read that specific batch’s lab results.

This supplement is intended to be taken like a daily vitamin. Vitamin D is one of the few vitamins you can have too much of. Always consult with your doctor before taking a new supplement.


StaffStaffJuly 22, 2020
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The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a measure from Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, as part of an amendment package to the National Defense Authorization Act that passed the House late Monday on a bipartisan vote of 336-71.

The amendment says, “The Secretary of Defense may not prohibit, on the basis of a product containing hemp or any ingredient derived from hemp, the possession, use, or consumption of such product by a member of the Armed Forces” as long as the ingredients meet the federal definition of hemp.

Active service members had been denied the use of products made from hemp, including CBD, regardless of the product’s THC concentration, according to a February memo from the U.S. Department of Defense. the DOD said this was due to the inability of drug testing to differentiate between hemp-derived CBD products and THC marijuana products, which are federally illegal.

“If there are any Americans who most deserve access to wellness products such as CBD, it’s our brave, selfless troops,” the U.S. Hemp Roundtable said in a statement. “Let’s make sure that the men and women who risk their lives for our freedoms have the freedom to use quality, legal hemp products.”

Gabbard is a military veteran and a hemp advocate in Congress. In July 2019, she introduced the Hemp for Victory Act, which called for more research into the applications of hemp. It was referred to the subcommittee on health. That proposed bill was inspired by a World War II-era government film that encouraged farmers to grow hemp for the war effort.

Law360 gives Gabbard an A+ rating when it comes to cannabis. The site wrote, ” Since assuming office in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, Gabbard has introduced, signed and voted for numerous bills related to marijuana. In 2017, Gabbard co-sponsored the Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act, a bipartisan bill which, if passed, would remove marijuana from the controlled substances list. The following year, Gabbard introduced the Marijuana Data Collection Act, a bill that would direct the U.S. Department of Justice to research the effects of marijuana legalization. Gabbard hoped that this research to “dispel myths and stigma” surrounding marijuana.

This year, Gabbard has co-sponsored The Marijuana Justice Act, which would deschedule marijuana if passed, and the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, which would direct the Department of Veterans Affairs to research the therapeutic benefits of marijuana.


Tee CorleyTee CorleyJuly 22, 2020
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7min00

Company: Lifted Made

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What Makes This Brand Unique: Lifted Made is a premium hemp brand with humble beginnings. CEO Nicholas Warrender started with big dreams in a little room crafting easy-to-consume CBD products in 2015.

Today, Lifted Made is a subsidiary of Acquired Sales Co., a massive publicly traded company collecting and investing in the best brands in the hemp industry.

Warrender credits his tremendous progress over the past 5 years to the creative innovators with whom he works. Together, the team at Lifted Made strives to provide consumers with wellness boosting cannabinoid products at a reasonable price point.

In a press release Warrender stated, “Everyone wants to be healthy and stay healthy, especially in today’s environment.” It was this idea on which Lifted Made is founded.

URB Delta-8 THC Tincture Nano Drops

Lifted Made’s latest addition to their incredible variety of hemp products, URB delta-8 drops offer a fresh take on a cannabinoid you’ve been unknowingly consuming.

What is delta-8 THC? Think of it as the love child of CBD and delta-9 THC (the cannabinoid that gets you “high”).

Delta-8 is found in small quantities in hemp plants. It’s actually a derivative of CBD. The main difference between delta-8 and “regular” THC is that delta-8 acts and feels more akin to CBD, relaxing your mind and body without the high that comes with delta-9.

So, why not just take CBD? CBD works with your endocannabinoid system by binding to your brain’s C2 receptors. THC binds to your C1 receptors. Delta-8 THC appears to bind to both.

The result is the best of both worlds: a total mind-body calming experience that you can feel (but not too much).

Let’s Mango Delta-8 Nano Drops Review

Now that we’ve got your interest peaked, we’ll let you in on our experience with this newfangled but increasingly popular delta-8 THC.

Upon opening the box, we were surprised to see a hot pink opaque liquid contained inside a sea-glass matte bottle. We’re used to the traditional amber glass with a dark dropper, but Lifted Made’s design alone brings out the lighter side of life.

With a large, white dropper and lime green labeling, this product screams, “Summer Vibes!”

And rightfully so. These drops come in Go Grape, Orange Dream and Let’s Mango. The color and texture of a melted mango smoothie, Let’s Mango’s taste is as bursting with vibrance as it looks.

In fact, the flavor is so strong, we recommend adding a dropperful to juice, smoothies, seltzers, energy drinks, pre-workout mixes or whatever beverage (or even cereal) could use a fruity boost.

While most CBD tinctures need to absorb under your tongue, Lifted Made’s nano technology ensures increased bioavailability during digestion.

The beauty is that the choice is yours. The smell, taste and look of the packaging are discreet enough to pass as a liquid vitamin supplement. There is no detectable hemp flavor or scent.

You may be wondering why we suggest taking delta-8 nano drops in energy drinks and pre-workout sports drinks. The answer is in the effect.

We found that delta-8 THC reduced anxiety like a cascade of warmth washing over our bodies. Because delta-8 doesn’t make you feel “high,” it’s the perfect on-the-go stress reliever.

Energy drinks and delta-9 THC often come with uncomfortable side effects like a racing heart, the inability to take a deep breath and general tension and anxiety.

From our experience, delta-8 THC nano drops not only eliminated those symptoms, they also added an overall sense of well-being. A bike ride or scenic run felt like a new experience: one filled with a sense of gratitude for the moment, the ability to use our bodies without pain, and a heightened awareness of the open air streaming past our faces.

Suffering from insomnia? The most prominent effects of delta-8 THC we noticed was the release from bodily tension. In fact, beware of getting “velcro-butt” (getting stuck to your couch) from too much relaxation. A nightly dose of these drops will have you melting into your bed.

URB Delta-8 THC drops contain 11mg of delta-8 THC, 3mg of delta-9 THC, and 0.5mg of CBN per 1ml dropperful. Fortunately for those of you in states where THC is prohibited, the amount of delta-9 THC is below the legal limit. Instead of getting you high, it complements the effects of delta-8 THC and additional cannabinoids.

Overall, we certainly recommend exploring the brave new world of delta-8 THC, and the quality of these drops make Lifted Made’s nano drops a great place to start.


StaffStaffJuly 21, 2020
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9min00

Charlotte’s Web Holdings Inc. (OTC:CWBHF) unveiled “part three” of its groundbreaking “Trust The Earth” campaign. Originally launched in October 2019, the “Trust The Earth” campaign was created to break down barriers by opening up doors of access to the power of hemp for health.

Now, Charlotte’s Web  is continuing to use its voice, public art, the country’s landscape and its collaboration with Studio Number One, the creative agency founded by legendary artist Shepard Fairey,

Created in McPherson, Kansas, the 76-acre farm art installation features a massive rendering of a hand holding a hemp stalk and the call-to-action “Trust the Earth.” This ‘Trust The Earth’ farm field art will be ‘unveiled’ online officially on July 21, 2020. Studio Number One and Fairey’s original art was ‘grown’ and mown on   3,049, 200 square feet of farmland and the installation required one solo farmer mowing for one week using a GPS to guide the process. The final field art, installed by Precision Mazes, is so large that it required a local farmer’s plane to achieve enough height to photograph the entire Trust The Earth field art installation.

“This art is the visual and naturally living embodiment of Charlotte’s Web’s mission to unleash the healing powers of botanicals,” said Deanie Elsner, CEO for Charlotte’s Web. “And, we hope this inspires many to join us in fighting for sound federal and state regulations.”

“A farmer’s field is a place to cultivate life-changing ideas and grow a voice for those still seeking hemp-based wellness. Through this powerful artwork, we experience a coalition between earth and humanity, and our journey to create sustainable, natural wellness. In the case of hemp, revolutionary wellness. Our purpose is to ignite conversations that open access to hemp in all states that have yet to provide this choice,” said Jared Stanley, Chief Cultivation Officer and a co-founder of Charlotte’s Web.

“Whether it’s a mural in Brooklyn, a poster in your home, or a field in Kansas, Studio Number One understands the power of art to compel change. SNO worked with Charlotte’s Web to call on citizens to Trust the Earth,” Shepard Fairey.

The “Trust The Earth” campaign supports Charlotte’s Web’s on-going mission to open up access to hemp CBD, especially for those who depend on it for quality of life. Its purpose is to raise awareness of the need for improved and equal access to hemp-derived CBD products for everyone in every U.S. state.  Founded in 2014, the Stanley Brothers set out to change perceptions about the health potential of hemp, forwarded laws, and inspired vital research.

The origin of the CBD movement was ignited by families, veterans, and farmers, desperate for a better way that solutions in nature. Now, the exploding CBD industry is inspiring the mainstream to consider hemp CBD, the life-changing compound that has been misunderstood for over one hundred years.

 “This glorious field art celebrates everyone on Earth whose lives have been improved by hemp-derived CBD wellness products,” said Elsner. “Charlotte’s Web continues to lead the revolution and will continue to advocate.”

The Charlotte’s Web website is www.charlottesweb.com. The campaign platform is www.TrustTheEarth.com .


Julie AitchesonJulie AitchesonJuly 20, 2020
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After suffering for years with acute eczema (and the bullying that accompanied it, as her troubled skin was stigmatized with behind-the-hand whispers of “look at her body”), HERBODY Cosmetics co-founder and Chief Science Officer Hardip Kalsi were inspired to create a line of skincare products to celebrate “her body” and empower women to embrace their unique beauty. 

HerBody Cosmetics draws from the healing and beauty traditions of North America, Africa, and India, incorporating sustainably grown and harvested CBD into vegan, all-natural products that Kalsi refers to as “triple bottom line skincare”. HerBody has attained the Envirocann Certification for its products, which ensures that Best Management Practices are used to grow and process cannabis ensuring environmental stewardship and compliance to local and state regulations. Envirocann also certifies hemp CBD products as well in addition to cannabis.

 I sampled the Camellia Rose CBD Face Cream, with 200mg of CBD per jar. The texture is silky if a bit waxy, and the camellia rose scent fresh and wears well. I applied the cream at night and also in the morning under sunscreen. Even in the mid-Atlantic summer humidity, my skin tends towards dry, likely because I am over forty and turn on the air conditioning at night in order to sleep restfully. The cream did not absorb fully into my skin upon initial application, possibly because it contains shea butter which works great on my body but can be too heavy for my face. Still, by the time I was ready to lay my head on the pillow, my skin felt moisturized yet not greasy. The next morning, I noticed some tightness and unresolved dryness around my mouth and eyes though I’d slathered on the cream liberally, which indicates that the cream did not provide an adequate protective barrier for a seven-hour snooze.

 I did find that HerBody’s Camellia Rose face cream wore well under my daily sunscreen (an all-natural, mineral-based formula that can also exacerbate dryness if I don’t moisturize first) despite not being quite up to the task of protecting my skin from the drying effects of air conditioning. Someone younger or with oilier skin may find it just the thing for their nightly skin regimen. Falling asleep with the lovely scent of camellia rose was a definite plus, and I only regret that my sunscreen covers up the fragrance. With HerBody’s clean ingredient pedigree and Envirocann Certification, I would certainly be interested in giving some of their other products a try (I’ve got my eye on the Coconut Rose CBD Face Cleanser), but will be sticking to daytime use when it comes to the divinely-scented Camellia Rose Face Cream. 

 


StaffStaffJuly 15, 2020
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Studies have shown CBD to target and affect cancer cells differently than normal healthy cells. Cannabis has been shown to prevent tumor growth, trigger cell death, prevent the formation of blood vessels that feed the tumor, and inhibit the metastasis of cancer from one part of the body to another. 

Angela Ardolino is a holistic pet expert who has been caring for animals for over 20 years and operates a rescue farm, Fire Flake Farm, in Florida. She is also the owner of Beautify the Beast, a natural pet salon and shop. After getting her certificate in Medical Cannabis Biology and Therapeutic use from the University of Vermont School of Medicine, she founded CBD Dog Health to provide high quality, all-natural medical cannabis products designed specifically for pets.

Ardolino believes that Full Spectrum CBD will help the quality of life of the animal, especially while going through chemotherapy. Whether it’s nausea, pain, or insomnia, she suggests using this natural medicine will help your pet live comfortably. 

She cites a study published in 2018 that found that CBD inhibits the growth of cancerous cells in mice with pancreatic and bladder cancer. Not only did CBD inhibit cancer cell growth, but it also proved to prevent future cancerous growths in the mice treated with CBD. The conclusion of this study noted that CBD could be a viable option to treat cancer in both humans and animals. Additional research concluded that “The antiproliferative and apoptotic effects produced by some of these pharmacological probes [CBD] reveal that the endocannabinoid system is a promising new target for the development of novel chemotherapeutics to treat cancer.

Anxiety

“Whether it’s general anxiety, noise anxiety, or separation anxiety, Full Spectrum CBD is an incredible way to keep your pet anxiety-free, as opposed to something like Benadryl, which can put a strain on a dog’s liver and kidneys,” said Ardolino. “Unfortunately, anxiety due to things like thunderstorms and fireworks can lead to much more serious issues. In recent years, multiple reports have surfaced of older dogs and even puppies suffering heart attacks which lead to their death during fireworks displays. Additionally, during these noisy celebrations, there are increased incidents of dogs running through sliding glass doors or running away. In fact, more dogs are lost on July 4 and January 1 than any other days of the year.”

Dosing

Since many CBD companies are limited in what they can say on websites and labels, dosing causes great confusion with pet owners. “I suggest starting with 9-12mg and increase if needed. For situational anxiety like storms, you should see a difference within 15 minutes,” said Ardolino. “If you’re not seeing results, give more. For general anxiety, it should be given daily. Adjust the dose as needed until you find what works.”

Ardolino went on to explain that research shows that CBD works by interacting with the body’s naturally occurring Endocannabinoid System which is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body. CBD binds to one of your brain’s receptors called CB1. Within the brain, CBD can mimic serotonin by binding and activating your body’s 5-HT1A serotonin receptors. Often called the ‘happy’ chemical, these serotonin receptors are responsible for emotional balance. 

Allergies

She added, “CBD and the other compounds found in a full-spectrum hemp extract are best known for their ability to bring the body’s systems into homeostasis. That’s just a fancy way of describing a state of balance. 

There are tons of cannabinoid receptors throughout the organs that control our pet’s immune systems. Instead of completely turning off the immune responses, like Apoquel does, CBD increases communication between cells in the immune system, encouraging a more moderate and targeted response to allergy symptoms. “

Seizures

“If your dog is prone to seizures, your veterinarian may prescribe phenobarbital (PB) and potassium bromide (KBr or K-BroVet Potassium Bromide). However, these medications may have negative side effects and can cause further liver damage, which is why many pet parents are turning to full spectrum hemp extract (CBD oil),” she said.

CBD has been used by humans to treat seizures for years. In fact, in 2003, the U.S. government patented CBD as a neuroprotectant (despite the U.S. prohibition on cannabis). Because of the rise of hemp-derived CBD for pets, studies focusing on the effects of CBD on seizures in dogs is being studied now more than ever.

She suggested these blogs for ailments that she sees a lot of dogs suffering from and benefiting from the medicine most.

 

Cushings- https://cbddoghealth.com/can-cbd-help-a-dog-with-cushings-disease/

 

IVDD- https://cbddoghealth.com/can-cbd-help-ivdd-in-dogs/

 



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