Cbd infused skincare

WHAT DOES IT DO?

CBD has been studied for its relaxing, pain-relieving, and anti-anxiety properties when taken internally, but recent research has shown that it also has calming and therapeutic benefits when applied topically to the skin. It has been shown to help reduce pain and inflammation caused by inflammatory skin conditions, and may even help ease the discomfort of headaches. CBD also has potent antioxidant effects, which means it may help counteract signs of aging caused by free radicals.

THE SKIN BENEFITS OF CBD
 

CBD is chock-full of benefits to the skin so much that, dermatologists all over the world—including board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Debra Jaliman—recommend the use of CBD oil for hair and skin. “It’s rich in vitamins A, C and E,” says Dr. Jaliman. “Vitamin A stimulates the cells responsible for producing the tissue that keeps skin firm and healthy; vitamin C stimulates collagen production, and it helps to reduce signs of aging; [and] vitamin E blocks free radicals from the body [which] helps slow down the aging process,” 

On top of the benefits of CBD on aging skin, it can also benefit breakout-prone complexions. “Because acne is an inflammatory condition related to overworked sebaceous-gland. CBD can help reduce the production of sebum, which means CBD could become a future treatment for acne, particularly acne vulgaris, the most common form of acne associated with overproduction of sebum,” says Dr. Zenhausern.
CBD beauty products might also help other inflammatory-related conditions such as skin allergies, rosacea, eczema and psoriasis. “The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of CBD naturally help improve irritating skin conditions including rosacea, eczema and psoriasis,” Julie Winter, COO and founding partner of CBD For Life, explains.

Soothe your skin and support healingA restorative solution for all skin types including acne-prone and sensitive skin, CBD is a natural plant compound that’s been shown to help reduce inflammation and support the skin’s natural healing processes

SUMMARY OF BENEFIT OF CBD TO THE SKIN THAT MAKES YOUR SKIN LOOK YOUNGER THAN YOUR AGE

CBD helps reduce the effect of aging on the skin and gives a young look to your skin
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CBD saved my life – it takes away my pain”

According to The Cannabis Trades Association UK at the time of the launch, there are now 250,000 users of CBD oil across the UK, which is up form the 125,000 recorded this time last year.
The oil is said to be able to treat a variety of problems.


At the end of last year, a World Health Organisation report revealed that it may help successful treat symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications.

Testimonials

Chris says he started feeling better when he dedicated time to the gym, but he saw real changes in his mood when he began taking CBD oil. 

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I found CBD because of my struggle with anxiety. I’ve always had anxiety attacks, which I used to call “Sophie stress-outs,” but things took a turn during my freshman year. I was lucky enough to get great advice from my friend and start seeing the school psychologist, who helped learn coping strategies and work through my anxious thoughts. I was still, though, having frequent anxiety attacks and going through some dark periods. Something needed to change. I had discussed going on medication with my parents, but none of us seemed very keen on the idea. I’m not sure why I was so afraid of medication. I had seen it do wonders for my friends but I didn’t like the idea of altering my brain chemistry that much.

Eventually, my mom brought up the idea of trying CBD oil. She had friends who used it every day to calm down their anxieties and they said it worked wonders. I was desperate to feel better, so with some trepidation, I decided to try it out.


I didn’t think much about the effect the CBD was having; I tried not to overanalyze it that much. A few months later I realized that I’d only had about two anxiety attacks since I’d started taking CBD every day. I had gone from one or two anxiety attacks every two weeks to one or two every couple of months. I can’t confirm cause and effect, but my only significant lifestyle change was my use of CBD. This was huge for me. Not only was I functioning better, but I hadn’t had to try to navigate insurance to get medication or do anything really drastic.
I will say, though, that the CBD oil doesn’t help me much when I’m already having an anxiety attack. By that time I’ve gone too far. It just lowers my baseline anxiety and helps me get to sleep sometimes when my intrusive thoughts keep me up. Now I recommend CBD to anyone who wants to try something different to help soothe their anxiety. It’s not right for everyone, but it’s easy to try. 


Suffering for 16 years with side effects like heart palpitations, panic attacks, fear, anxiety, insomnia and memory loss, she got off pharmaceuticals and began taking Cannabidiol (CBD). “I noticed many of these negative side effects began to disappear,” 

MDJunction: Forums / fibromyalgia-discussions “CBD oil has changed his life.” I wasn’t sure if I should post this, but seeing the difference it has made for my husband, I want to pass this along. I hate to think of others still suffering because nobody told them about this. 


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Cbd Complementary Therapy for Cancer

CBD as a complementary therapy

The majority of the evidence available suggests that CBD and cannabis therapies may complement cancer treatment. CBD may help people with cancer by:

Stimulating appetite

CBD oil which may help with cancer

CBD oil may help relieve pain and stimulate appetite.

Many people who are going through cancer treatment experience nausea and loss of appetite.

These symptoms can make it difficult for them to maintain a healthy weight.

Ingested cannabis that delivers THC and other cannabinoids to the bloodstream my help stimulate the appetite, but there is no evidence that CBD alone can have this effect.

Pain relief

Both cancer and its treatment can lead to pain. Cancer often causes pain due to inflammation, pressure on internal organs, or nerve injury. When the pain is severe, it can even become resistant to opioids, which are powerful pain relievers.

CBD indirectly acts on the CB2 receptors, which may help with widespread pain relief by reducing inflammation.

Nausea

Cannabis and cannabinoids such as CBD may also be helpful for people with cancer who experience regular nausea and vomiting, especially when this is due to chemotherapy.

However, the antinausea effect appears to come from THC in cannabis, rather than from CBD. People looking to try cannabis to reduce nausea should prepare themselves for the potential psychoactive effects of THC in prescribed cannabis products and discuss them with a doctor.

Many people find relief from low doses of THC. Prescription versions of synthetic THC that have fewer side effects are available.

How CBD Might Control Cancer Cell Growth

CBD gravitates towards the CB2 receptors in the spleen, which is home to the immune system. CB2 is responsible for activating the immune system. CBD is biomimetic to the body’s anandamide, which naturally activates CB2 receptors. That means the body can use CBD and anandamide interchangeably. As such, when an injury, illness, or stress demands more from anandamide than the body can produce, the mimetic CBD is activated. If there is transitory stress, the therapeutic aid will be transitory. If this demand remains, like in the case of cancer, the therapeutic aid provides a sustained pressure of modulating agent on a homeostatic system.

Basically, once CBD gravitates towards the CB2 receptors, it seeks out cancer cells and destroys them. In fact, studies have shown that CBD has the ability to destroy cancer cells directly without the involvement of immune intermediaries. That’s because CBD can hijack the lipoxygenase pathway to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors directly.

Possible Effects of Using Cannabidiol For Cancer Symptom Relief

The major advantage of using CBD to relieve cancer is the fact that it doesn’t have the side effects associated with strong chemical medications and it won’t make the patient loopy or “high”.  Even more so, it has been proven to have an array of positive effects on cancer patients.

These include:

  • Triggering the death of cancer cells
  • Preventing unhealthy cell division
  • Preventing the growth of tumors in the new blood vessels
  • Reducing the spread of cancer cells throughout the body
  • Speeding up the waste disposal mechanism of the body or autophagy which can cause the death of cells.

All these effects are caused by locking off of CB2 receptors with the use of CBD.

More studies are needed, but it is ALMOST confirmable that cannabidiol can be used as an effective complementary cancer therapeutic aid.

CBD AND SKIN CANCER

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So, where does the connection between CBD and skin cancer begin? A number of studies have found a link between CBD, the body’s endocannabinoid system, and gene regulation that prevents cancer growth. Here’s an overview of the pertinent research.

CBD contains substances known as cannabinoids, natural compounds that interact with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. This network of receptors is scattered across the body, where it regulates a wide array of functions that include mood, pain and inflammation, and cell growth. When the abnormal cells that cause skin cancer grow, the endocannabinoid system isn’t functioning properly.

Studies have shown that CBD can help endocannabinoid receptors return to normal function and halt the progress of skin cells that are turning cancerous. Early evidence indicates that cannabinoids work to “regulate cell-survival and cell-death pathways differently in tumor and non-tumor cells,” suggesting that compounds like CBD can possibly be used to target cancerous growths without damaging healthy cells. A 2013 study reported that 90% of skin cancers could be mitigated using synthetic cannabinoids. In this preliminary research, CBD has shown promising results in preventing the growth and metastasization of cancer cells, providing a potential alternative to traditional treatments like chemotherapy without harmful side effects.

It’s important to note that many of these studies have been conducted on animals, and research on the link between CBD and skin cancer remains in the very early stages of development. One 2017 report noted that “preliminary studies have suggested cannabis and its derivatives might have use in acne, dermatitis, pruritus, wound healing, and skin cancer. Further well-controlled studies are required to explore these potential uses.”

How To Use CBD Oil For Skin Cancer

CBD oil can be administered to a patient in a variety of ways. There are tinctures, which can be squirted under the tongue for quick absorption via the mucous membranes. Tincture oil can also be applied directly to the skin for absorbtion.

CBD capsules and candy edibles are also available that work from the inside out.

Topical application means that the CBD oil would mainly interact with the upper levels of the epidermis. On the other hand, taking CBD orally will allow the compound to reach more throughout the body.

It is important to note that an oral route of administration would result in higher overall levels of CBD in the patient’s bloodstream.

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Products discussed are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Due to FDA Regulations, we recommend that you do your own research on CBD products. We also suggest that you read the reviews on our website, where our customers record their real-world results of using our products.

Making Money with CTFO CBD Oil Business

As the legalization of both recreational and medicinal cannabis sweeps across North America, the stigma around the consumption of cannabis, in all of its forms, and the purchasing of cannabis-related products like bongs, grinders, and rolling trays is waning as a result. As such, the cannabis market is expected to grow from USD $10.3 billion (2018) to 39.4 billion by 2023 according to Markets and Markets .

Why? More and more individuals are speaking out about the amazing benefits that this plant has had for them, resulting in more products being bought and more opportunities arising for individuals to jump into the cannabis experience. One such opportunity is CTFO (Changing The Future Outcome), a free-to-join company that offers individuals interested in the CBD market, an accessible and affordable business opportunity that allows them to make money online through the buying and selling of CTFO certified products that are safe, reliable, and lab-tested. With this said, let’s take a look at how CTFO works as a business, how you can make money with them, and why it is the best option out there for making money from home.

How Do You Become a Part Of CTFO?

Simply sign up through their website or through someone you know who already has an account and become an associate or customer. For those wanting to make money online with CTFO, join as an associate and enjoy a free website, training materials, and access to wholesale prices on products. No payment information is required to join as an associate since the business side of the company is free for all.

How To Make Money Online With CTFO CBD Oil

All CTFO associates qualify to receive a 20% payout commission on every customer or associate they refer into the company who purchases product. You automatically qualify for this 20% on all commission volumes for each qualifying week, without needing to purchase product yourself. If you choose to do so, you can use the compensation plan laid out below to max out how much commission you earn each week.

What Does The Compensation Plan Look Like for CTFO Associates?

For those who decide to become associates of CTFO, the compensation plan gives you four routes of access to income.

1) Retail Commissions: to earn retail commissions, you must sell the product either through your online website or in-person to a customer. All products that are offered to you within your back-end office are given at a discounted wholesale price. The retail prices are about 30% higher than the wholesale price, meaning that if you sell in-person, you are going to make a higher commission than if you sell through your website. Now if you sign someone up through your website, you are still going to earn a commission, it’ll just be 20% of whatever the given commissionable volume is for that product. Regardless of what route you go, you’ll be earning a profit on every single product you sell.

2) 5 Levels of Payment (Unilevel Pay): you receive a commission for every person you personally enroll as well as every person that they enroll. This goes down five levels deep with the first level paying you 20% commissions on commissionable volume, while levels two-five paying out 4% of each commission volume.

3) Regenerating Matrix Pay: to put this simply, this is considered a separate downline which every single associate is placed into when they join. This is a 3×21 matrix, where each associate will have a maximum of three people under them. This matrix has 21 levels, of which levels 1-5 pays out 1%, 6-7 pays out 10% and 8-21 pays out another 1%. As you can see, teams that are relatively large can earn a nice chunk of residual income.

4) Another part of the matrix comes in the form of profit sharing positions. These are automatically generated for you and provides you with the potential to earn additional income as every third referral creates a new matrix for you, with you at the top. Gaining a new position in the matrix is free and they pay you out based on your current rank. Keeping them is easy, as they come with no requirements.

5) Infinity Bonus Pay: provides you with a percentage of your entire team’s commission volume. This percentage increases based on how high up you are ranked. The maximum amount earned is 19% of the total commissionable volume of your team which is divided up based on who is ranked in what position. To give an example of this, the “Top Gun Pool” and the associates who are ranked as “Top Gun” will receive a portion of the 6% of all commissionable volume generated at the end of each month.

What does CBD help you with?

Do you take CBD products? And if so what benefits are you finding with them?

Sharing your experiences can help to change the life of others.

Personally I have been taking this amazing supplement for over 2 years now. It has helped me on every level of my life. It has been a slow steady process, no rollercoaster of emotions, no side effects just a gradual decrease in pain.

The first thing I noticed was my energy gradually increased and my anxious feelings went away. I am now able to workout without getting headaches which was such a big thing as I love to work out but any sort of push up or heavy lifting would cause such pain in my neck and head. I haven’t felt that in over a year now and being able to exercise more increases energy and moods so its just an overall sense of wellbeing and positivity that I feel from CBD.

My friends, family, neighbours and clients are all having positive results from a varied set of conditions…Fibromyalgia, PMT, PMS, Pain, Arthritis, Depression, Anxiety…The list goes on.

Try CBD and let me know what you have found, it isn’t a miracle cure or may not work for everyone but it has done wonders for me and I love it because it is natural and been around for thousands of years.

Why Vape CBD?

Why Vape CBD?

Main reason to vape is – fastest way to get cbd into your system.
If you have digestive problems this may inhibit your intake of cbd from other products such as oils, edibles etc as they need to be processed through your digestive system first.

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Choosing a CBD Oil Vape Pen: What to Look Out For

When choosing your CBD vape oil, price per volume is only one factor to take into consideration. Evaluate CBD vape products using the following criteria:

  • How much CBD does the product contain?
  • What other ingredients are in the e-juice?
  • Does the CBD vape product contain whole plant CBD goodness like terpenes and minor cannabinoids?
  • Just as it’s a good idea to read the labels of packaged foods to see what you’re getting, you should also check CBD product labels closely to see what you’ll be inhaling along with CBD.

A product that I would recommend using

Why choose the Synergy Extract Vapes

Synergy Extracts for Natural Wellness

  • They believe in the health-boosting potential of hemp just as nature intended.
  • Nothing but natural ingredients.
  • By reintroducing the natural hemp terpenes into a CBD distillate, they can keep CBD flowable.
  • A completely natural product with no propylene glycol added.
  • A few puffs on your vape pen should give you all the CBD you need, and you don’t have to worry about the potential harm that synthetic additives might cause.

What is a Terpene?

It is now one of the biggest areas of interest for cannabis researchers, as terpenes in CBD oil have the potential to help treat everything from insomnia to cancer.

Terpenes are essential oils found in all plants, flowers, vegetables and herbs, and they have healing properties by themselves.

While still in the plant, they help protect the plant from various threats, like fungus, insects and stressors in their environment. When you smell the fragrance of peppermint and lemongrass, you’re actually smelling the terpenes limonene and myrcene.

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From Navy Man to being Crippled by M.S

American TV personality Montel Williams, who uses medical cannabis to manage his multiple sclerosis symptoms.

Williams, a former naval officer, author, radio and TV talk show host, entrepreneur and wellness advocate, was diagnosed with MS in 1999. He has used cannabis products since then to manage his symptoms. One of his advocacy projects was helping lead a push for military veterans to legally access medical cannabis without the threat of losing their benefits.

Montel – “For six months after I was diagnosed with MS in 1999, I was given every prescription under the sun to help relieve some of the pain I was suffering with—Oxycontin, Vicodin, you name it. But none of it helped. A doctor suggested a lot of literature to me that discussed the benefits of cannabis on neuropathic pain. I started digging and realized there was something in all the anecdotal information, but it didn’t tell me if there was a difference in medical marijuana versus the kind you buy off the street”

I’m not saying we should make it so anyone can smoke whenever they want, but people who truly need this drug should not be punished.

When I used medical marijuana, I found a noticeable difference. It didn’t cause euphoria or anxiety and it took the edge off my pain. I’ve used it since then and will continue to use it until we can come up with a drug that will provide the same benefits.

A lot of the drugs you were given are considered just as addictive as marijuana, if not more so. Why do you think the government is so afraid of medical marijuana?

There’s so much tied up in the lie that’s been perpetuated for close to 100 years. How can a government now go back and say we’ve been wrong the whole time? We allowed a racist person, Harry Anslinger, to attempt to eradicate this drug off the planet. Marijuana was made illegal because of the Marijuana Tax Act, but if you look at the records, he was the biggest advocate for the act and said on the congressional floor that marijuana made white women want to sleep with black people and musicians.

Every study the government did from 1937 through 1964 unequivocally said it was a mistake to make marijuana illegal. Since then, you’ll get some studies that go back and forth, but even but even Gen. Barry McCaffrey said in 1980 that it was wrong to not have marijuana at least available for medicinal use. But the pharmaceutical industry can’t get their cut and until they find a way to do that and have medical marijuana regulated by the FDA, we will still have this problem.

 

Where can I get CBD Oil?

Where can I get CBD oil?

CBD is becoming readily available in health stores. Earlier this year, CBD oil launched at Holland & Barrett, starting at £19.99

However, Professor McGuire says it’s easy to get confused about what exactly it is that you’re buying. “The products sold in health stores often contain very small amounts of CBD, and may also be mixed with other compounds derived from cannabis.

“There is little evidence that these products have beneficial effects. In contrast, the CBD that has been found to be effective in clinical trials is pure CBD, and has a much higher dose.”

What percentage of CBD should I look for?

This will depend on what you’re looking to get from the oil.

The CBD oils sold in Holland & Barrett and other health stores contain up to 5% CBD. This can be beneficial when used as a health supplement.

Other oils available online contain up to 20% CBD – the most famous being ‘Charlotte’s Web’. Many claims have been made that products like these can alleviate mild to moderate mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression.

Here are 4 standards to look for when purchasing CBD medical hemp oil.

1. Extraction Methods

To obtain CBD-rich oil, you need to extract it from the cannabis plant. There are a handful of methods used, but typically this isn’t something customers know to ask about.

Not surprisingly, many companies use cheap methods that involve nasty toxic solvents such as propane, hexane, pentane, and butane, which are flammable hydrocarbon gases found in petroleum. Do you really want to consume this, especially if you are ill?

“Cannabis oil made with neurotoxic solvents like butane and hexane may leave unsafe residues that compromise immune function and impede healing,” explainsConstance Finley, founder and CEO of Constance Therapeutics.

Beware of companies who try to convince you that using a hydrocarbon method stays the most true to the plant. Butane is illegal for a reason.

“Butane extraction is cheap and efficient but is toxic to make and use,” adds cannabis and medicinal plant expert Medicine Hunter Chris Kilham. “Inhalation of butane residue can cause cardiac and respiratory problems.”

Some industry insiders argue that organic, pharmaceutical-grade ethanol, which is a grain alcohol, is optimal and eliminates certain toxins and residues in the raw plant material itself. But others say that while this extraction method yields a high amount of cannabinoids and is GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) for human consumption, it destroys the plant’s waxes, leading to a less potent oil.

Conversely, to preserve most of the plant’s trichromes – these are the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids – look for Supercritical (or subcritical) CO2 extraction. This method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the medicinal oil. While this method is more expensive and involves complex equipment and expertise, it ensures quality.

“The CBD oil obtained through supercritical extraction is a full-spectrum cannabinoid-rich product,” says Elizabeth Moriarty, Clinical Herbalist and Formulator at Luminary Medicine Company. “This method also produces a cleaner taste, and meanwhile, mycotoxins cannot survive this process.”

It’s also eco-friendly and non-flammable, creating a safer laboratory and manufacturing environment, as well as better product control, says Gabriel Ettenson, licensed physical therapist and general manager of Elixinol, an organic Hemp CBD Oil company.

Finally, olive oil or coconut oil can also be used to extract cannabis oil. According to Dr. Arno Hazekamp, director of phytochemical research at Bedrocan BV, which supplies medical cannabis for the Dutch Health Ministry, this method is both safe and inexpensive. “You won’t blow yourself up making cannabis-infused olive oil.”

With that said, cannabis-infused olive oil — whether CBD-rich or THC-dominant — is perishable and should be stored in a cool, dark place.

2. Sourcing

The quality of CBD oil is really based on its source; where was it grown, how was it grown, and what is the species of cannabis (e.g., sativa, ruderalis, or indica).

“The soil, climate, plants growing on the farm next door, the flowers in the farmer’s garden, etc. are all reflected in the final essence of the plant,” says Finley.

The main reason why hemp’s cultivation environment is so important is because the cannabis plant is a “hyperaccumulator,” meaning it easily absorbs contaminants from the soil while it grows. In fact, it’s used in bioremediation, a cost-effective plant-based approach to clean the environment of toxic heavy metals and organic pollutants.

“This is sadly why industrial hemp grown in non-food grade conditions is falsely being sold as CBD medicine over the internet,” says Finley.

So if the soil is polluted with heavy metals, then that plant will likely contain high levels of lead or mercury. According to Frias, there have been instances where children have almost died taking hemp extracts that were high in lead.

Essentially, “those companies have given the rest of the CBD industry a black eye because they were more interested in profiting off the sick instead of creating a quality product and testing it.”

Look for brands who source their cannabinoids from organic-certified, hemp-grown farms in pristine regions of Europe. “The German regulatory system is strict and enforced, providing confidence in the superiority of their harvest, processes, and extraction quality,” adds Moriarity. wordswag_1530913339399-1010449129.png

Meanwhile, independent testing by accredited laboratories with globally accepted analytical methods ensures the organic extract is intact from pesticides, heavy metals, or microbiological contaminants. And reputable CBD companies have lab results from independent labs available on their websites, this can also be used as an indicator for consumers about what companies are providing high-quality CBD.

When it comes to the “best” genotype, it really depends upon what one is hoping to treat or effect.

3. Bioavailability

Unfortunately, there have been instances where products claiming to have CBD in them tested at zero percent in a lab attempting to verify the results. In fact, in 2015, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) tested products and fined companies that did not include any CBD despite reports. This also gives the industry a proverbial black eye.

So let’s say you are dealing with a product that contains CBD, the amount that actually enters the body and central nervous system is still a gray territory. In food products, cannabinoids are subject to degradation and reduced bioavailability, depending on overall formulation/delivery.

“The industry is pushing for more research here, as these studies on cannabis are relatively very new,” explains Joe Santucci of  Solstice, a commercial cannabis production company. “CBD can be an amazing, but a very expensive solution for those that need it, so maximizing bioavailability is going to be essential to lower the cost for people.

“In terms of ingestion, the general consensus is that sublingual (under the tongue) and/or rectal delivery provide the highest levels of bioavailability,” says Ettenson. Some believe that vaping also produces high bioavailability as well. “Topical and ingestion (through soft gels for example) have lower levels of absorption,” says Gabriel.

If you are vaporizing CBD-dominant strains of cannabis, bioavailability is through the alveoli, tiny sacs in the lungs, clarifies Kilham. If you are taking CBD strain capsules, he suggests eating some fat or oil, like a handful of nuts or some full-fat yogurt, to improve absorption and bioavailability. Cannabinoids are fat-loving molecules. They are taken up readily into the small intestine with a bit of dietary fat.

“The need for enhanced bioavailability of the CBD phytonutrient is paramount”, adds Moriarity, “but tricky to accomplish without synthetic chemicals.” Most CBD products do not offer any bioavailability optimization, so 90 percent of the CBD is lost to first-pass effect, a phenomenon of drug metabolism whereby the concentration of a drug is greatly reduced before it reaches systemic circulation.

Meanwhile, the products that do engage in optimization efforts “are generally using a synthetic chemical soup of solvents, surfactants, and emulsifiers — none of which must be disclosed on the label since they are characterized as ‘processing aids,’” says Moriarty, who co-formulated our Superior cannabinoid oil, the market’s leading solution.

The formulation, however, offers optimized delivery via mucosal membrane permeability in tandem with precision production/formulation methods. Her company, HERBOLOGIE, reduces the particle size of the cannabinoids and immerses them in a matrix of exclusively natural ingredients that work synergistically to enhance absorption through oral membranes. When cannabinoids are transported through membranes and directly into the bloodstream, the phytonutrients are delivered more quickly, and crucially, avoiding first-pass degradation in the liver.

“We know the manufacturing process can also influence bioavailability,” says Ettison. “For example, reducing the size of the CBD compound through the use of liposomes improves absorption and bioavailability.”

“When purchasing a CBD product, keep in mind that a transparent company’s CBD milligram (mg) strength is reflective of the actual active CBD in that particular product,” states Farias. “If a bottle says 250 mg of CBD, then that product should contain 250 mg of actual active CBD. However, a lot of companies currently in the market will list the mg dosage of their CBD hemp oil without publishing the strength of their actual active CBD.”

Ideally, look for CBD products that proportionately offer 4 or more parts CBD to 1 part THC, for maximum relief and minimal or no storage issues.

4. Greenwashing Tactics

Upon investigation there are companies that engage in the use of “window dressing.” For example, one popular brand brags that they use the superfood moringa. This of course lures people in. But keep in mind that for added antioxidant benefit, you would need to ingest 7.5 g (7,500 mg) within the context of a meal or beverage. The entire 30 ml bottle of said brand contains 33.3 mg; so at the recommended dose of 1 ml daily, the daily dose of moringa would only be 1.11 mg.

“The truth is that the gray zone of medicinal cannabis invites lots of shady characters into the burgeoning industry,” says Finley. “A lack of critical thinking, quality business practices, transparency about products and plants, all have been part of the black market.”

“When the conditions are “primed” in these four areas,  you set a high standard of quality for the whole plant efficacy, and CBD can provide outstanding health benefits for longevity and wellness in high grade medicinals used for health repair,” says Cherie Arnold, Founder and CEO of MediQI Energetics.

Look for products that are sold legally, with full transparency.