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Natural Health

Natural Health smoothies

I’m sure you’ve heard the old definition of insanity often attributed to Albert Einstein: “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”.

The real definition of insanity is “the state of being seriously mentally ill; madness.”

This is really boiled down to “Madness” when you consider what insanity really is. Is it madness to keep doing the same things for your health and expect your body to suddenly become “healthier”?

Most people don’t change their health practices at all unless they have a life changing event. A life changing event could be the death of a loved one from some health concern, it could be a dire diagnosis of Cardiovascular disease or Cancer, or it could be a warning of pre-diabetes. It’s still shocking that many people don’t make any changes to their lives EVEN WHEN they get news of some health issue that NEEDS ATTENTION.

Too many of us abdicate or give up our responsibility for self-care. We trust a doctor to give us a pill that will “cure”.

Think about yourself right now, have you accepted the word from a trusted medical authority and received a dire prognosis and a prescription? Then visited the pharmacy and got the prescription filled, went home, and started following the prescription without doing ANYTHING ELSE to adjust your health or your life.

Einstein Definition of Insanity

Natural Health vs Modern Medicine

Doctors ARE trusted authorities and you should take advice from them. But, doctors don’t necessarily cover the spectrum of health solutions. There’s an old adage which goes “To a man with a hammer, everything looks like a nail.” What happens when you give a doctor another tool other than a hammer?

Over the next few weeks, I’m going to investigate what health concerns we face most and what things can be done for each without the use of prescriptions and surgeries. This won’t be in any way an insult to the medical profession. Instead, it’s more of a life instruction. Natural Health really starts with YOU making your OWN decisions about YOUR LIFE.

I’m not a trained medical professional. Other than being the son of a doctor and the former husband of a doctor, my medical training consists of helping others in medical school study internal medicine and a little gross anatomy. Of course, I’ve read copiously from many medical studies and journals to learn more about what makes things tick. I trust the advice of learned associates who are medically trained. Plus, I educate from my life experiences.

I’ve been trained under the Ziglar Legacy program as well as the Choose to Win program stemming from the great motivational speaker, Zig Ziglar. I’ve discovered where the positive outlook and goal setting instruments taught within those really shape a more positive outcome with health – when you believe you can do it.

Success for you may just begin right now with identifying your own health problem.

Now’s the time you figure out what you want out of your own life and health. Take a moment and write down what your particular health issue is. If it’s weight, write it down on its own sheet of paper. If it’s Cancer, do the same. If you have others, identify those as well on their own sheet.

In my next article, I’m going to give you the next steps to finding better health success leveraging what a doctor may tell you AND natural health.  Meanwhile, be honest with yourself and take the time to identify the health problem(s) which you may face.

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What is Hemp Oil Good for?

what does hemp oil do

What can hemp oil do?

With more people discovering natural health options, more are discovering that oil from the hemp seed is highly nutritious. As you embark upon a more healthy journey in your life, you will also discover that hemp oil has remarkable benefits for your skin health as well. Let's break down what is hemp oil good for with an inside then outside approach to health.

Hemp Oil from the Inside

Hempseed oil is often referred to as “hemp oil,” and it’s harvested by cold-pressing hemp seeds. Hemp seeds, as you may already know, are the seeds of the Cannabis plants. In the United States, the most common seed products come from the Cannabis Sativa plants. Hemp seeds have a rich nutrient profile, lots of good fats and fatty acids and carries a wide range of nutrients. Hemp seed oil can help skin health, inflammation, brain & hearth health. Hemp seed oil is a worthy addition into anyone’s diet.

The more favorable hemp see oils come from a process known as Cold Pressing. The reason a cold-pressed oil is preferred over oil from other methods (even though it produces less oil) is that the resulting oil has better characteristics and benefits of the seed. It's been learned that cold pressing produces lower phosphorous levels. You may be happy to learn that phosphorous is  cause of the grassy flavors of some oils. This strong taste found in non-cold pressed oils tends to be the one factor that keeps people from trying out hemp seed oil (hemp oil) as a dietary booster.

A clean hemp seed oil harvested for human use will provide vitamins and fatty acids. Researchers have discovered where  omega-3 fatty acids have significant impacts on the improvement of our health. Some of these impacts may include:

  1. Omega-3s Can Fight Depression and Anxiety
  2. Omega-3s Can Improve Eye Health
  3. Omega-3s Can Promote Brain Health During Pregnancy and Early Life
  4. Omega-3s Can Improve Risk Factors for Heart Disease
  5. Omega-3s Can Reduce Symptoms of ADHD in Children
  6. Omega-3s Can Reduce Symptoms of Metabolic Syndrome
  7. Omega-3s Can Fight Inflammation
  8. Omega-3s Can Fight Autoimmune Diseases
  9. Omega-3s Can Improve Mental Disorders
  10. Omega-3s Can Fight Age-Related Mental Decline and Alzheimer's Disease
  11. Omega-3s May Help Prevent Cancer
  12. Omega-3s Can Reduce Asthma in Children
  13. Omega-3s Can Reduce Fat in Your Liver
  14. Omega-3s May Improve Bone and Joint Health
  15. Omega-3s Can Alleviate Menstrual Pain
  16. Omega-3 Fatty Acids May Improve Sleep
  17. Omega-3 Fats Are Good For Your Skin

Since hemp oil from the seeds (hemp seed extract) is different from the oil extracted from the flowers, buds and other aerial parts (often called hemp oil extract or sometimes misnamed CBD), it's regulated differently. Typical hemp seed oil contains no THC, CBD or other cannabinoids in traceable amounts. A respectable hemp seed oil has remarkable quantities of the beneficial Omega-3 while keeping it in a safe ratio with Omega-6 content. Researchers have proposed an ideal ratio of 3 to 1 for Omega-6 to Omega-3 content in dietary oils. Luckily for you, good hemp oil brands (such as those carried by Carolina Hemp Hut) have these ideal ratios.

Internal Health from Hemp Oil

Hemp and Brain Health

It's believed that the fatty acids available from hemp seed oil may benefit our brains. Brain health relies upon healthy fats to operate smoothly. There have been studies with mice and hemp seed oil which have shown positive impact of the fatty acids from hemp on the health and reduction of inflammation in the brain.

Hemp and Heart Health

There are recent studies revealing a strong linkage between hemp seed oils fatty acids and improved heart health. It's apparent that more studies are warranted on this. The overall health impact of hemp on cardiovascular disease may be significant.

Hemp and Beauty

Hemp Seed Oil has a significant amount of naturally occurring linoleic acid and oleic acids. These are known to play a vital role in skin health and anti-aging. Since these cannot be produced by humans naturally, inclusion of hemp seed oil in the diet is beneficial.

External Health from Hemp Oil

Natural Moisturizer and Anti-Inflammatory Agent

This is one of the expected benefits of hemp seed oil. People are typically familiar with the moisturizing quality of most oils. Hemp Seed oil, however, is exceptional with its inclusion of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA), which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory while simultaneously encouraging skin growth and new cell generation. Skin care products containing hemp seed oil are likely to improve skin health better than non-GLA oils. Additionally, the price for most Hemp Seed Oils in bulk (just a bottle of oil) is far cheaper than the typical processed oil product from a leading beauty company.

Delving into skin health further reveals studies published that support the use of hemp seed oil in many ways for skin health and reduction of inflammatory discomfort. Sure, Hemp Seed Oil may help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles as we age. More significant benefits may appear due to the natural anti-inflammatory aspects of the GLA along with the other Omega-3 fatty acids. If you're suffering from eczema, dermatitis, psoriasis, or similar, then hemp seed oil may be an important and helpful weapon in your health arsenal. We will be sure to share new discoveries with you as we uncover them.

Carolina Hemp Hut advocates using Hemp Seed Oil

We've been carrying Evo Hemp's wonderfully pure hemp seed oil in our store for quite a while. The product is made in the USA. It's minimally processed. Plus, it's a good value for your health. Even if you're not using cannabinoids for health, including hemp oil from Evo Hemp is a good idea, regardless.

What is the Difference between Hemp Oil and CBD Oil
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What do Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum mean?

Isolate, Broad Spectrum, Full spectrum

“I keep seeing Isolate and Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum”

We really don’t want a lot of confusion among our customers. People come into our stores and frequently have some bewilderment when it comes to what they’re actually getting. What we end up discovering is that most of the time, they know enough about CBD and Hemp Oil Extract to be in the store and curious, but not enough to to make the wise choices. This is where we come in. We start out by helping them with the answer to: “What do isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum mean?”

Many people are becoming more aware of the source of CBD and other cannabinoids: The Hemp Plant. The innocuous hemp plant or cannabis sativa is often confused with it’s kissing cousing, marijuana. They’re both from the same family, but they have different behaviors due to the compounds they contain. Think of it this way, a Great Dane and a Chihuahua would admittedly dogs. However, we know that they are completely different in size, temperament, behavior and even bark.  Hemp and Marijuana are the same as dogs in this regard.

When the a crop of hemp is taken to an extractor, there are many steps to the total extraction process possible for the mass of plant material. Extraction is what is used to remove the key compounds from the biomass (the hemp crop). The results the extraction starts with full spectrum crude. This is further processed into many forms, particularly Isolate, Broad and Full Spectrum extracts.

The terms are often confused as many product manufacturer presently try to avoid the hassles associated with some sales platforms (such as Amazon.com) and payment processors (most payment processors for retail will not support Hemp retail sales still). This simple guide will provide the best starting point for most people beginning with the world of Hemp and cannabinoids:

1. Isolate

This one is pretty clear to many, but it still may be confusing. First, it’s an Isolate of something. For the hemp products, this means Isolate of Cannabidiol (CBD). When an extraction process removed all other compounds from the hemp oil except for the Cannabidiol, the result is often called just Isolate. This of course is the shortened form of “Isolated Cannabidiol”. The beauty of CBD isolate is that it’s very easy to mix in liquids of various types and it is odorless and relatively tasteless. Many edible manufacturers use Isolate instead of any other form because of the lack of taste or flavor.

2. Broad Spectrum

Hemp Oil Extract starts with full spectrum crude. Further extraction processes on this crude will result in cleaner (less taste, less plant material) distillate. It’s possible to create what is called Broad Spectrum by targeting the specific compound of Δ-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and removing it as the rest of the compounds “pass through” and become part of the cleaner distillate. This effectively makes the product almost a full spectrum, but is missing the THC, the key compound which is associated with the “high” from marijuana. Keep in mind, you cannot get high from hemp products if they are within the legal limits of THC. This is why Broad Spectrum is very popular for many in school, law enforcement, transportation and workplaces where THC is forbidden.

3. Full Spectrum

When Hemp is extracted, the first form is typically crude. By it’s nature, this crude extract is full spectrum as it contains all of the extracted spectrum of cannabinoids from the hemp plant. This does mean that the extract may contain a trace amount of Δ-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and it may contain more than the legal limit, depending on the strain and extraction. As long as the extract is from a legal industrial hemp plant, it’s legal in all 50 States under the US Farm Bill of 2018. Legal full spectrum crude is often further distilled to remove the chlorophyll and other plant material from the extract. This results in a less “hempy” tasting extract. Most products prefer the second pass of distillate to ensure for suitable taste and higher cannabidiol levels. Some of the lesser-processed hemp oil extracts result in very earthy (some would say skunky or even dank) tasting products. There’s no clear advantage other than cost of production to having a single pass distillate vs cleaner distillates full spectrum hemp oil extract.

What’s the Best form of Hemp Oil Extract for me?

Hemp Oil extract, whether is’t in the Isolate, Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum form is helpful to the human body due to the presence of the endocannabinoid system. This system works with plant-based cannabinoids, called phytocannabinoids, to regulate and manage various aspects of our health.

A purified form of the Isolate of Cannabidiol (CBD) is now used in an FDA-approved drug called Epidiolex. This drug is used to help manage the symptoms of Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. These are both forms of epilepsy. Although not approved by the FDA, people have been using forms of hemp, including those with higher THC, to treat epilepsy and other conditions for many years. These conditions include anxiety, pain, fibromyalgia, MS, and others. Whether or not these treatments are effective remains anecdotal at present. Industrial hemp is being tested for many medical uses currently and it’s likely that we will find more uses for hemp for health in the near future. It’s important to note that there are no allowable patents on natural products. This means a drug company would have to alter the original compound or combine it with other compounds to essentially create a man-made product which would be allowed for patent protection. This is one reason why many people believe the pharmaceutical industry is against the use of natural products resulting from Industrial Hemp (and other forms of cannabis).

If you’re seeking to remain clear of all forms of THC for job purposes or some similar reason, it’s best to attempt to offer your body as many of the helpful and often therapeutic cannabinoids as possible. This is why people should first consider a Broad Spectrum, without any THC, as a natural booster to health and as a possible agent in reducing discomfort from pain or anxiety or a host of other conditions. When “popping” on a drug test is a high risk, some of the cannabinoids may be detected by some testing processes as THC or “general cannabinoid” and would cause issue for some people. In these cases, an Isolate or avoiding all forms of Hemp Oil Extract would be preferred. If you can, you may consider asking for special consideration for isolated CBD or broad spectrum, when possible. Some employers are lenient as long as they know that the concentration of THC is minor or nonexistent with most people who use Broad Spectrum or Isolate CBD.

If you’re seeking to eliminate discomfort from pain and boost your responsiveness to fighting discomfort from anxiety AND you’re not going to have a drug test in your future, it’s a good idea to consider the trace amount of THC in the Full Spectrum products as beneficial. NIH published studies confirm that THC and other cannabinoids are beneficial as natural agents and within other compounds to combat pain.

 

 

CBD Isolate (hemp oil extract isolate)
CBD Crude or Hemp Oil Extract crude

Choosing the Best Hemp Oil Extract Product

When you’re already able to choose the form (full spectrum, broad spectrum, or isolate), then you’re going to be far more prepared to select the best product for yourself. The hemp products industry has been keeping the prices of simple isolates relatively affordable for everyone. Although there are some players in the industry who are preying on those of use who are “just learning”, nearly all reputable vendors of CBD products are keeping the products very fairly priced. A good rule of thumb would be to drop the zero in the total milligrams of an isolate product to get the street price or reasonable market price of the product. For example, a 200mg to 250mg one ounce bottle of hemp oil extract drops (Isolate CBD) should cost no more than $20 to $25 (see where the extra zero in the milligrams was dropped to make this easy?).

When it comes to broad or full spectrum, there’s a bit of a finer line in the price of the products. Each of these typically cost upwards of 1.25x to 3x the price of a comparably sized isolate. As an example, a broad spectrum product (no THC) from Kalki in 250mg has a retail price of $29.95. These can be purchased at many trusted stores for full retail or a bit less, when on sale. Finding these products for the price of an isolate is more difficult as the isolates are very simple to manufacture while the others require more effort. Some manufacturers have more expensive marketing or higher levels of quality and these too will increase the price of the product. However, these more expensive products also tend to be backed by more transparent guarantees for quality and service (even returns). You’ll seldom find this level of quality management from the lower priced isolate brands or vendors.

To find the best product for yourself, it’s often best to combine the two considerations 1) form of hemp oil extract and 2) price or budget. You can always consider other options such as gummies, beverages, vapes or similar. The majority of hemp oil extract products sold still are drops. Keep these in mind as you shop around for your best new source of relief from discomfort thank to industrial hemp.

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Who do you think is the Best Hemp Store in Orange County (NC)?

The News of Orange County has selected Carolina Hemp Hut as the Best CBD Supplier

Community Group in Facebook for Orange County is seeking the BEST

One of our users notified us that a local Community Group page in Facebook has a poll in Twitter for "Best Hemp Store in Orange County". Since We've already been selected by the News of Orange for this category, we figured we'd do our best to defend this bestowed title. In addition to our normal excellent level of Customer Service and Great Hemp Product pricing we have, we're going to do our best to stay out in the community and help everyone find better health.

Work with us now by simply responding to this simple poll (informal) with a vote for Carolina Hemp Hut! Then ReTweet your vote.

Thanks in advance for your support too!

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote too!

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It’s not the Wild, Wild West when it comes to CBD

The CBD industry is sometimes called the Wild West. But it's not

Is Hemp now Common? What about CBD? Should I look for "Hemp store near me?"

We find the reports all through the web. You look online and search for CBD or Hemp or similar and check the news sites. You can find discussion of CBD just about anywhere. Why is CBD so popular all of a sudden?

CBD is a Natural Product

Let’s consider the source: Hemp. CBD is short for Cannabidiol which is a constituent compound most often found within the Industrial Hemp (cannabis sativa) plant. It has a close cousin, often called marijuana, which has far more THC than CBD in most strains. Since the hemp regulations currently only allow for 0.3% total THC (the psychoactive compound found in ‘weed’), you can rest assured that you’re not likely at all to get a high from enjoying the benefits of CBD or the Industrial Hemp plant.

Since many products containing hemp are minimally processed, they are often considered to be a natural product. We often see the term “botanical supplement” when referencing hemp products. Although the FDA is adamant about not allowing the term “supplement” or “Diet Supplement” on anything hemp, people do understand and appreciate many ways in which hemp products have helped them cope with various health aspects simply by ingesting small amounts of hemp products.

CBD May Help With…

There are plenty of anecdotal statements on the benefits of CBD and related cannabinoids on peoples’ health. In fact, some have also been validated by the US Government with the FDA approval of Epidoliex, a seizure management drug which has CBD as its main ingredient. Many people have tried CBD prior to the approval of this drug with success in the management of seizures beyond the Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndrome patients.

Carnival barkers may now exclaim that CBD cures pretty much everything including cancer. But, let’s not run down that path so quickly. While it’s true that CBD is a great component for just about anyone’s medicine cabinet, the studies are still needed to validate what diseases and treatments are best for CBD.

Carolina Hemp Hut offers more research into the Hemp and CBD products

Using CBD on Your Own

Many enterprising customers have already jumped on the cannabis bandwagon with CBD and cannabinoid products to improve their health. We’ve had customers stop by for reasons of:

  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Neuropathy
  • Sleeplessness/Insomnia
  • Lack of Focus
  • And yes, even cancer

While your family doctor may cringe when you tell them you’re taking CBD for something, many are now jumping on board the CBD train. Doctors in Chapel Hill and Hillsborough are actively sending their customers to Carolina Hemp Huts to pick up salves and drops of CBD to alleviate discomforts that may not be so readily addressed with conventional Western pharmaceutical products.

If you or any family member (including the furry ones) have the need for a hemp product, please be sure and consider the resources available at the Carolina Hemp Hut stores.

Editor’s note: A primary care physician should be consulted before taking any supplements. No one other than a doctor should provide medical advice. This article is not intended to include medical advice, nor should it be interpreted as such.

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How does CBD Help with Insomnia?

Does CBD Help with Insomnia

I'm having issues sleeping. Will CBD help?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids interact with our endocannabinoid system, which helps our body maintain a state of balance and stability.

How can CBD help with insomnia?

CBD decreases anxiety and pain, which can both interfere with restful sleep. Those who experience sleeplessness, or have trouble staying asleep, are often anxious about aspects of their waking life or anxious about their poor sleep patterns. By reducing certain symptoms, it’s also possible that sleep may improve.

According to the Mayo Clinicinsomnia can be caused by mental health disorders (anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression) or physical conditions, such as chronic pain. Those are conditions that CBD may help.

Note: This post content was written by Lani Rowe, Healthy lifestyler. CBD user and investigator.
Lani Rowe

Pain, which may also cause sleep problems, can be helped by CBD as well. A 2018 review in Frontiers in Pharmacology noted that there’s a fair amount of evidence to support the claim that CBD soothes the pain. The authors note that by reducing chronic pain, CBD can improve sleep.

Other research tells us that CBD affects the sleep cycle. Research from 2014 looked at four patients with Parkinson’s disease. It found that CBD improved the symptoms of REM sleep behavior disorder (RBD), a disorder in which a person acts out their dreams. RBD is associated with poor sleep and nightmares.

2019 retrospective case study in the Permanente Journal carried out at an integrative medicine and psychiatric clinic investigated the use of CBD for anxiety and sleep. Twenty-five of the 72 patients surveyed reported poor sleep as a primary concern, while 47 reported anxiety as a primary concern.

At the first monthly assessment following the beginning of CBD treatment (25-175 milligrams per day), 66 percent of patients experienced an improvement in sleep, while 25 percent experienced worse sleep. At the two-month mark, 56 percent reported an improvement in sleep compared with the previous month, while 26 percent reported worsening problems associated with their sleep. The patients demonstrated a more sustained response to CBD as a treatment for anxiety than sleep and experienced a more marked reduction in their anxiety than their insomnia.

The authors also noted that the CBD was well-accepted and well-tolerated by the patients in the study, with minimal side effects.

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USA Today: Ask Google about CBD – Get Results

Shark Tank CBD Scam

USA Today Checks in with Google

USA Today recently covered CBD and how much it's being searched on Google. Rest assured that the popularity of this wunderkind of cannabis compounds is not slowing down as far as online popularity.

If you perform your own research, you'll find plenty of articles from the mass media outlets and, better still, from the academics studying cannabinoids. Even though we've been aware of the cannabinoid THC for many years, the popularity of it's cannabis cousin, CBD, have been only recently propelled into the spotlight.

Like any other mainstream health fad and product, CBD has been marketed by both kind-hearted businesses and unscrupulous vendors. Some selling the hemp-derived compound in various forms to help people address symptoms and conditions such as:

  • Epilepsy
  • Anxiety
  • Pain
  • Sleeplessness or Insomnia
  • PTSD
  • ADD/ADHD

Smart vendors of the products infused or created with CBD know to speak of the abatement of discomfort from these conditions and never lay claims that CBD is a cure for anything directly.

CBD Oil for Health and to combat discomfort from Pain and Anxiety

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Through the decades, we've encountered plenty of health-related product fads. Some of these were based on solid science while others, such as the "Toning Sneakers" and "balance bands" (shilled by the huckster CEO from CBD company called PrimeMyBody, Paul Rogers), were merely tools to separate people from their money while making them think they're getting a benefit.

How does CBD stand in this?

As far as research goes (as provided in the many Google search results from NIH and related health studies), CBD or Cannabidiol and other Cannabinoids are showing that, for the most part, they're doing something positive for health from a number of fronts. How effective the various products are really amounts to a small series of questions that need to be asked by consumers:

  • Where is the product sourced?
  • Does the product have reliable third party testing results with their products?
  • Do you know how many milligrams of CBD you should be targeting for your particular health condition?
  • How much legal THC is in the Product?
  • Is the product Full Spectrum (does it have THC?) or is it an isolate (isolated with only CBD)?

The smart money is on producers of CBD that is sourced within the United States. This means the hemp is harvested and goes through extraction or isolation in the USA and not imported from China or Europe. While there are many good products available overseas, hemp is one crop that you should scrutinize well before purchasing hemp products. The big reason for this is products should have a COA (Certificate of Analysis) which takes form typically with total cannabinoids being graded. But, good COAs also include Heavy Metal and Pesticide testing. Can you imagine buying a 1/4 ounce of radioactive Chernobyl dank weed on sale for $20? Sounds like a bargain, maybe. The hemp plant is notoriously good at removing contaminants from the soil. If you're importing CBD products made with foreign grown hemp, you're not easily able to get the testing results you'd need to be assured that the product is responsibly sourced.

Further, the COAs provide you with a solid understanding of the spectrum of cannabinoids in the product. Most COAs will indicate the total percentage of (dry weight) CBD within a product. Let's say you're examining a bottle of CBD water soluble drops from Hemplicid. You see that the total Cannabinoids for the container is 49.848 mg/ml. This means that there is about 50mg of total useful CBD and CBD related cannabinoids (excluding the fun cousin, THC) in each milliliter (or typically one dropper) of CBD oil from that bottle. More specifically, the total percentage of CBD is 4.97% (total percentage of CBD based upon the dry weight).

When you've checked the data on the COA, you're more apt to discover whether you're really taking a super small dose of CBD or you're taking one adequate to address your particular health concerns. Reverting back to the COA sampled above, we understand that the particular product had 49mg of CBD (rounded down) per dropper from the 1500mg bottle. Since a bottle typically holds 30ml of CBD with the 1ml dispensing dropper, you're likely to get 30 total doses out of the 30ml bottle (about one ounce).

1500mg CBD Hemplucid COA for Hemp

Let's say you ran into an old friend who you've not seen in years. They're bubbling over their new business venture: They're selling Hempworx CBD. The price of the 500mg bottle of Hempworx CBD oil is $69 plus shipping. Your friend tells you that this is the best CBD, hands down. Doing the quick math on the investment for CBD from Hempworx, you're able to find the value at $0.14 per milligram of CBD before shipping cost.

Comparing the cost to a certified organic CBD oil (we're trying to stick to Apples to Apples comparisons here - Hempworx is not certified organic, but they claim to be organic), we can place Hempworx head to head with Nature's Love. The price of the 500mg bottle of Nature's Love CBD oil is $40 plus shipping (but shipping is free if you use a promo code with Carolina Hemp Hut). Running the math for this you'll find $40/500mg=$0.08/milligram of CBD.

We're not claiming superiority of CBD product here, but the math becomes a bit easier for consumers to appreciate once they pull together the answers to the key questions.

Back on the COA, we can see whether the THC (not the THCA) is under the legal limits in your State. In North Carolina, we're required to maintain our product inventory with less than 0.3% of total THC (by dry weight). We are strict about maintaining this compliance as well as making sure we do actively stock LEGAL products with trace THC since THC has been shown to be very beneficial to health (see above pubmed studies).

Finally, you're going to be better off comparing the snake oil products from China and unscrupulous vendors (they're a dime a dozen and popping up in Facebook and elsewhere) before you invest any money. An example of one of the known slimier sellers on the web is one that pops up frequently with MANY different names. They set up a UPS Store mail box in Las Vegas or Chicago or similar, create a website and start creating ads on Facebook and Google searches (against the policies of both). These ads stick around until enough people complain to the platform management. When this happens, they just change the name and launch a new website with a new Post office box in some big city.

Here's an image from one of the slimier sites:

Shark Tank CBD Scam
Shark Tank CBD Scam

The team at Carolina Hemp Hut has been working with authorities and industry leaders to ensure that all products offered under the Carolina Hemp Hut and Hemp Oil Rockstar umbrellas are above-the rest when it comes to product quality, strength, price/affordability and availability.

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The Beginner’s Guide to CBD Products: CBD Drops

CBD and Hemp Seeds - Good for your health

 

CBD Drops are, by far, the most common method for dispensing Cannabidiol under the tongue (sublingual).

Pharmacists will reveal a well-known secret about sublingual drops. When you take certain substances sublingually, they can enter directly into your bloodstream. This allows for the components absorbed into the bloodstream they're carried faster to your body tissues. Compare this to the administration of the same dosing of CBD via a Gel Cap or gummy. When you place a gel cap or gummy in your mouth and (chew or not), your body will take the CBD and other compounds and run them off to your digestive tract instead of your bloodstream. In other words, sublingual drops bypass the stomach's processing of CBD. What you are able to have absorbed via your sublingual tissue is best. The rest of the CBD which you may swallow after allowing a period of absorption will be processed partially via your digestive process - much later.

Once your digestive system has the CBD, it uses the anti-inflammatory properties of CBD to help with discomfort from Colitis, Ulcers, GERD and Chron's Disease. But, the process becomes more of a lengthy digestive tract pathway compared to the shortcut to the bloodstream from the sublingual path. All in all, think of it as a shortcut to digestive process - which is a longer process. Under digestion, the hemp product needs to be ingested, broken down by the stomach, absorbed by the small intestine, and metabolized by the liver.


Works for Most People

Sublingual Drops provide convenient sublingual (under the tongue) dosing of CBD. For most people, a dropper-full of Hemp Oil Extract (CBD) placed under the tongue is an effective administration of CBD. As long as you are able to retain the CBD under your tongue for 30 seconds or more, you're likely absorbing a large enough portion of the CBD via the capillaries and other blood vessels found under your tongue. Ideally, the longer you retain the liquid under your tongue, the better.


Keeps your Body in Balance

Homeostatis is the condition of "balance" with your body. When things are working like they should, you have balance or homeostasis. This is often achievable when you are able to alter your diet, exercise and include proven holistic additions to your diet. There are countless articles now available attesting to the benefits of Hemp Oil Extracts (CBD oil). We're not going to describe any CBD products as a Cure for any disease, but we're very pleased to tell people that it's a fantastic natural solution to aid in the relief of many discomforts.


CBD Drops allow for Convenient dosing

Although most people will take their CBD drops under their tongues in the morning or in the evening, there's no set time when you should take CBD. If you're taking it to help improve your focus, then the early hours are best. If you're taking CBD to boost your body's normal sleep, then you're likely to take your CBD drops in the evening.

The key is, you're not likely to overdose ever on CBD. Large doses (over 500mg at a time, for example) tend to cause people a bit of malaise and perhaps intestinal distress which will pass fairly quickly and isn't typically a need for medical concern. If you build up to taking more CBD per dose, you may find benefit from cannabinoids as associated with discomfort from more troublesome health conditions such as arthritis, cancer or Parkinson's disease. Again, CBD is not intended as a cure for these and many other health issues, but it has a solid place in helping people fight the associated discomforts. Taking as much CBD as your body needs is a good start.

3 Simple Tips for CBD Drops

CBD Drops Vary by Manufacturer

Many people find that CBD drops are becoming more ubiquitous. Gas Stations, Chiropractic offices, Massage therapists and so many more are getting in on the CBD game every day. For the most part, what they're offering is probably very accurately described and beneficial. There are, however, sources for CBD which are more likely to be low quality and higher priced. We've covered some of this topic in previous videos and articles.

All in all, when you're searching for drops, you're better off looking with several aspects in mind:

 

Carolina Hemp Hut - One

National Brand - While this is NOT the best solution, it's often a good approach since companies who are bigger have deeper pockets and are more likely to spend the money needed to ensure that their products are third-party tested for each batch of product produced. Some national brands (like Diamond CBD) have already been caught cheating on their strengths have been caught with their hands in the cookie jar too many times.

 

Carolina Hemp Hut - Two - CBD and Hemp Oil Extracts

Certification of Analysis - This is what should be available from your vendor, no matter what. All of our products have COAs. These help illustrate, from a third party tester, what the components and strengths are of each batch of hemp oil extract products. Having this for every batch ensures the customers that the products being sold are tested by a third party and are more likely to contain the strengths and ingredients listed on the label.

 

Carolina Hemp Hut - Three - CBD and Hemp Oil Extracts

Budget and Taste - I've included these together since they're often both more of preferences. For example, we offer Evo Hemp's wonderfully inexpensive national branded Evo Hemp Full Spectrum CBD drops

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It’s Snake Oil, I tell ya!

Is CBD just a tool to make sellers cash?

Hemp is Returning to it's Glory Days

In one of our live webinars, we talked about the value of Hemp in our country. The United States relied heavily upon hemp and it's products for years. It seemed like Hemp became a bad due to politics, not effectiveness. In fact, tinctures of Hemp Oil Extract with both THC and CBD were sold as therapeutic products for years before lobbyists swayed politicians to ban all things hemp.

We closely follow the discussions of Hemp and CBD on social media. From time to time we love to share what others have posted. Below, we support the position of the person answering the question: Is CBD oil a modern-day version of homeopathy?

First, it's key to understand what homeopathy. Then, it's a good idea to understand a bit more of the history of hemp and do your own research. A couple of interesting tidbits before you delve into the world of Quora.

  1. Pubmed article searches are very useful in finding more info about conditions you or loved ones may be facing. Some of the findings published via pubmed will include very positive evidence and support for the use of cannabinoids.
  2. Pubmed articles will disappear for some apparent reason. Oddly, many CBD related articles have gone "poof" suddenly. We're not sure what happened with them - but we'd love to know.
CBD and Hemp Seeds - Good for your health