Have Skin Ailments? Give Topical Cannabidiol a Try

The sale of beauty products is a global multi-billion dollar industry, where many drug stores stock their shelves with chemical additive and synthetic solutions. Hemp-derived CBD oils, however, are an all-natural alternative to using these questionable products that could very well worsen conditions they are meant to treat. Benefits that hemp oil provides when applied topically are many, including enhancing the overall health of your skin and hair.  The benefits of topical CBD are plentiful because it contains many vitamin and mineral components that work with cannabinoid receptors located throughout the skin, offering relief from minor to more severe skin conditions. When hemp oil is applied topically to the body’s largest organ – the skin – it is directly absorbed where it is needed most and not into the bloodstream. Simple nutrition is the most overlooked factor when it comes to healthy skin and hair because the right vitamins and minerals are required to keep them at their best. CBD oils contain many essential nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and proteins that can help protect hair against damage and keep free radicals at bay. Rich in …

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The Truth About CBD 3rd Party Testing

I’ve read excerpts online about how unregulated the CBD Industry is and that there’s no 3rd Party Testing for CBD Products. I’ve also heard claims that CBD is illegal unless it comes from Europe or elsewhere outside the U.S. The only half-truth in any of this is in regard to a lack of federal regulations at this point in time. The reason being, hemp has yet to become permanently legal nationwide, though legislation is inevitable. All U.S. hemp and its numerous products are, in fact, perfectly legal as long as they come from states with approved Pilot Programs. I see zero reason for a successful, barely blossoming, multi-billion dollar industry for the U.S. economy to do anything, other than to expand, further. I’m willing to bet there are groups such as pharmaceutical lobbies that are against such expansion but I also doubt there’s much they can do to harm our industry. Sure, if CBD or hemp products in general for that matter had any side effects worth noting or if significant harm was being done to anyone, I’d feel much differently. The stronger …

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Live a Blue-Zone Life with CBD

Its true, there are places in the world where people tend to live much longer, and  are considered to be some of the healthiest places on the planet. These places are referred to as Blue Zones and include Loma Linda, California; Nicoya, Costa Rica; Ikaria, Greece; Sardinia, Italy, and Okinawa, Japan. 6 Common Characteristics seem to contribute directly to this phenomenon: Family comes 1st ahead of every other priority Less smoking A primarily plant-based diet, therefore reducing the consumption of meat Consistent exercise of a non-strenuous nature Remaining socially active Legumes (beans) are eaten regularly Enter CBD, which is derived from the hemp plant, can easily fit into this way of life. CBD is already taken for a long list of reasons. Many simply take it as a supplement for overall general health. It seems only logical to incorporate it as part of a plant-based diet. Hemp itself, is considered the most versatile plant known to man, used to make rope, food, building materials, paper, biofuels, plastics, and the list goes on and on. A simple suggestion of taking around 50mg of …

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DIY – How to Make Your Own CBD Vape Juice!

Would you like to know how to combine CBD in your own favorite flavors of E-Liquid for vape products? If so, you’ve come to the right place! Ok, so we’re not all meant to be chemistry majors, but why not have a little fun in your own laboratory trying out something new and exciting? You will need: Propylene Glycol Liquid Vegetable Glycerine  Flavoured E-Liquid of your preference  CBD isolate Beaker Small Sealable Bottle Pipette or Syringe Scale All the tools you need to make your own vape juice can be found on sites like Amazon.  Instructions: 8ml of the Propylene Glycol goes into the beaker. Add 500mg of the CBD isolate.  Stir the mixture then pour into the sealable bottle and shake.  Wait for the isolate to dissolve, this could take a few hours.  Add 2ml of the Vegetable Glycerine along with your favorite flavor.  VAPE! It might seem difficult at first, but once you make it you’ll wonder why you haven’t done it sooner! And afterward, you will become more comfortable with changing the concentration of CBD in the vape juice to …

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Edibles 101: Cooking with CBD

CBD oils can be a great opportunity for those suffering from chronic pains or anxiety. Even so, not all people like the taste or oily texture that comes from having to take a dosage of the rich earthy flavored extract. That’s where edibles can save the day!  By making your own CBD enriched goodies, you will be able to control not only the dosage that works best for your individual needs but also the quality of ingredients to get the most health benefits from your cooking.  Tips about Edibles: CBD typically evaporates at temperatures higher than 160-180°C(320-356°F). Bake goods at lower temperatures to maintain the absolute essence of CBD in your food. Store it correctly – if you don’t want the quality of this product to degrade, then keep it in a cool and dark location. CBD oil is UV light and heat sensitive. Always start out with small batches until the dosage amount can be altered for consistency. Different dosages affect people differently, and likewise, the serving size of a food item can vary too.   How much CBD oil to add depends on how …

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5 Advantages of Herbal Supplements over Prescription Drugs

We’ve all heard talk in recent years about how when you go to the doctor, they’re always so quick to write a prescription. Whether it’s for a sinus infection, depression, or any ailment under the sun, you can expect to receive a prescription drug to provide relief. For some, however, a prescription drug may not always be appealing (i.e. ingest another chemical). For those looking for alternative, natural forms of medicine, here are 5 big advantages of herbal supplements: Cannabidiol (CBD), an Herbal Supplement, doesn’t have any known side effects of significance. Prescription Drugs, on the other hand, are intended to mask symptoms and always seem to come with a long list of side effects. I’m not suggesting that CBD will mask or treat your ailments; I’m simply stating that it may be worth a try as an alternative to what you have traditionally done. There is a wealth of information out there as to the benefits, primarily with websites such as https://www.projectcbd.org. The only real way to determine whether or not CBD is right for you is by trying it …

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Partnership

Hemp Direct & Pure Hemp Botanicals = A match made in Hemp Heaven :)

As the Hemp market grows, distributors must evolve in order to meet the demands of our customers. We have been commonly asked to see test results for the cannabinoid profile of the products we carry. Our new supplier, Pure Hemp Botanicals, provides a code on each bottle that you type in online through their website, allowing customers to see the results for themselves. Our new line contains products comparable to ones we already carried along with some welcome additions such as  Frost and highly concentrated, undiluted vape cartridges that taste like the real thing! And that’s not all… In the coming months, we will be rolling out additional products like hemp infused moisturizing creams, balms, and more! So stay tuned, lots of exciting things to come from your friends at Hemp Direct 🙂

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Can Hemp Help with Fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia is a very common ailment in the U.S. as it affects 1 out of every 50 people, translating into millions having to endure this muscle pain and fatigue causing disorder. Women make up an overwhelming percentage of the people suffering from this often misunderstood disorder. Common Symptoms include: Depression, especially when compared to those without fibromyalgia. Frequent headaches, even migraines. This can have a profound effect on sufferers as it forces many to stop working as the pain interferes with one’s ability to function consistently on the job and reduces the ability to even carry out normal daily functions for many. Stiffness, especially in the morning seems to be very common. Difficulty sleeping is not unusual. Monthly cycles for women tend to be noticeably more painful for a great many. Tingling along with numbness in the hands and feet becomes a common occurrence. Problems can occur with your thought process such as memory issues and the ability to focus. The trend continues for those seeking alternatives such as Hemp Supplements to enhance their lives for numerous reasons. Some claim this affliction to be …

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Making Sense of CBD Hemp Oil Pricing

In the fairly new world of Hemp products, a common question I am asked in terms of pricing is what are these prices that are all over the place based on? The short answer is that these prices are based on the actual number of milligrams(mg) contained in a product. Some companies’ retail prices are much higher than others. This could be perceived as trying to simply make a larger profit per unit, taking advantage of the newness of Hemp products in general or possibly that the more expensive products work better than the cheaper ones. There is much to be said for “you pay for what you get”, this isn’t, however, always the case for Hemp. One consideration for pricing is asking where does this product come from? If the Hemp comes from Europe or elsewhere outside of the U.S., it is typically a byproduct of industrial hemp grown for either food (seed oil) or for fiber. If the variety of hemp is grown for anything other than cannabinoids, it doesn’t tend to have a large quantity of cannabinoids to begin with and …

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How CBD Can Help Fitness Performance and Recovery

Amongst its many benefits, CBD is specifically said to be tremendous as a fitness booster and recovery potion, and some weight lifters, athletes, and fitness experts even swear by it. Full spectrum cannabinoid hemp has been said to reduce inflammation and speed up recovery times for serious bodybuilders and fitness buffs alike. An easy approach is to take a 10mg or 25mg capsule of Hemp products once or twice a day prior to working out and even afterwards to determine for yourself if it makes a noticeable difference for you. Of course there isn’t a “high” reported from consumers of CBD, however many have reported feeling better in general. Apparently, it isn’t inconceivable to have an overall feeling of wellness after taking your daily dose. I’ve had customers say that they certainly notice the days when they forget to take it. Former New York Giants Lineman Leonard Marshall is an avid Hemp Oil User and advocate. In an interview with MMQB, Marshall talks about how the Oil helps him with headaches, calms him down, and even helps with mood swings and depression.  Another benefit of taking Hemp products in general and for working …

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