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Does CBD and Hemp Help Fight off COVID19?

Hemp is being considered in many ways as a possible treatment for things such as COVID19, inflammatory diseases and auto-immune diseases.

People are asking, "What can be done about COVID?" Researchers are pushing hard to find out what can be done to boost immunity and fight the disease. Moreover, many people are speculating as to the effectiveness of products containing CBD or hemp oil extract and COVID19 mitigation.

Scientists working for Pathway Rx have published research related to their study of Cannabis (with emphasis on legal hemp and CBD) that shows significant potential as a possible treatment of COVID-19. At the same time, consumer watchdog groups and those interested in blocking cannabis as a health option have been expressing concern over any unproven medical claims related to hemp.

This tug-of-war has been confusing for customers who are seeking natural set of tools to help individual health situations such as immunity boosting, discomfort from pain or anxiety or even insomnia.

It's important to note that there is only one specific drug containing a high dose of purified cannabidiol (CBD) that has been approved for use as a medical treatment (of a particular set or seizure disorders). While the FDA has made it clear that no business selling cannabinoids and other natural products can make claims as to whether their products actually help people, businesses are able to describe limited aspects of the benefits of the products. Many consumers find many naturally occurring cannabinoids, contained within hemp oil extract products have helped alleviate discomfort. While these are purely anecdotal, people are discovering that Hemp does help.

While hemp oil from hemp seed pressing is not included in the study, hemp oil extract from various Canadian-government approved Industrial hemp strains were. A small portion of this study group proved to be worthy of additional scrutiny.

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Is Hemp ok for COVID19?

Even though the testing is still in place, preliminary findings are positive. Pathways Rx is continuing their study into the various cultivars which are showing promise in reducing the impact of the COVID19 infections.

Data collected from previous studies conducted in collaboration with Swysh and commercial partner Sundial Growers reveals that some medical cannabis cultivars can help reduce the severity and complications of COVID-19 disease

The recent study, written by six researchers, examined 400 Health Canada-approved strains of cannabis. A group of 13 strains that were rated as sativa with a high in CBD concentration may be useful and helpful in reducing the impact of COVID19 infections.

The research paper was submitted recently for peer-review, a vital step in assuring the broader acceptance of cannabis products for acknowledged health benefits. When the reviews have been completed, who knows what will happen with CBD and cannabinoids with COVID19 treatments, given today's very odd political and emotional environment.

The first study suggests that a limited sample (from the 13 strains) of high CBD Cannabis Sativa extracts modulate ACE2 gene expression and ACE2 protein levels in "gateway tissues of the COVID-19 causing virus and also have the potential to inhibit its entry into cells, curtail disease spread and reduce mortality." The entire study was conducted using artificial human 3D models of oral, airway, and intestinal tissues.

The second study examines the use of cannabis extracts for taming the cytokine storm will be published soon.

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What is Hemp Seed Oil?

What is Hemp Seed Oil

In our earlier article on Hemp Oil, we examined its source and its commonly attributed benefits. We discussed a little about “What exactly is hemp oil?”

We considered it’d be very helpful to present the most commonly asked questions with regard to Hemp Oil and its cousin, Hemp Oil Extract (including CBD).

What is hemp oil good for?

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.

Is hemp oil and CBD oil the same thing?

Hemp Oil is often also called Hempseed Oil. It’s very often confused with Hemp Oil Extract. Although the pressed hemp seeds result in very nutritious and beneficial anti-inflammatory properties in Hemp Oil, they’re NOT the same thing as CBD. Cannabidiol or CBD is just one of the many cannabinboids found within the extract from the flowers and often the stems and leaves (whole plant extract). CBD and the other cannabinoids have shown great promise in assisting with discomfort from many physical and psychological problems.Carolina Hemp Hut offers CBD and Hemp products Near Me

Does Hemp Oil help you sleep?

It’s possible to find retailers claiming that hemp oil aids in sleep or that it makes you sleepy. While the jury is still out on how effective CBD and related cannabinoids are for sleep, there has been no proof that hemp seed extract or hemp oil is useful for improving sleep directly.

Is Hemp Oil safe to take?

Since Hemp Oil is different from CBD and other cannabinoids resulting from the extract of the aerial parts of the Hemp Plant, it’s both readily available and legal in all 50 States. Many people find it useful in salads and recipes as it assists in boosting beneficial Omega fatty acids. As with other diet-related oils, Hemp Oil is safe to take as long as too much is not consumed at one time. This may often result in diarrhea or intestinal discomfort.

What are the benefits of Hemp Oil?

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. 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.

Is Hemp Oil useful to treat pain?

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. While the anti-inflammatory properties of hemp oil are wonderful, there’s limited abatement from discomfort in most cases.

Is Hemp Oil good for a beauty regimen or skin care?

Absolutely. The naturally occurring lionoleic acid and oleic acids help with skin care immensely. The oil acts as a mild anti-inflammatory agent while working naturally with the skin – not clogging pores as many people would expect. Plus, it’s lower price point as compared to over the counter and premium beauty products makes is a good choice for a more natural and affordable approach to health and beauty.

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Carolina Hemp Hut needs a Little Hand from our Fans

Carolina Hemp Hut - Your CBD and Hemp Super Store

All we ask is just a few minutes of your time. Please help.

Deadline is Midnight April 13 (Monday)!

The local Chapel Hill Magazine is accepting VOTES for "Best of" in two categories where we are nominated. This is for final voting. So, your help is very important. Please find us in the two categories listed below and use the Vote button as appropriate to visit the actual voting page. Their voting was extended until April 13. Please vote today.

 

  • On the Category "Retail", scroll to the very bottom and locate "Best New Business" and WRITE IN "Carolina Hemp Hut - Hillsborough" and click the VOTE button.
  • On the "Services" Category, scroll to the very bottom and locate "Best Realtor or Realty Team" and WRITE IN "Mary Lopez Carter, Fathom Realty" and click the VOTE button.

This requires one vote for each category with one email address.

Please forward to others who would hopefully vote for these two entries (Carolina Hemp Hut and Mary Lopez Carter) - we need as many votes as we can get. The key goal is to be awarded “best” in these categories so we can send out Press Releases for each to escalate our businesses. Please help where you can. Greatly Appreciated!
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Carolina Hemp Hut Named Hillsborough/Orange County NC Chamber of Commerce Best New Member Business of the Year

Carolina Hemp Hut, North Carolina’s largest single-store provider of hemp and cannabinoid products, is pleased to announce it has been named "New Member Business of the Year" by the Hillsborough/Orange County NC Chamber of Commerce.

Carolina Hemp Hut offers the best in CBD and Hemp Products in North Carolina

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., Mar. 5, 2020 – Carolina Hemp Hut, North Carolina’s largest single-store provider of hemp and cannabinoid products, is pleased to announce it has been named "New Member Business of the Year" by the Hillsborough/Orange County NC Chamber of Commerce.

On Friday, February 21, Carolina Hemp Hut, Inc. was recognized at the Hillsborough/Orange County Chamber of Commerce Annual Awards Gala, where the Chamber awarded exceptional businesses and leaders for their achievements in the business community.

Carolina Hemp Hut, North Carolina’s largest single-store provider of hemp and cannabinoid products, is pleased to announce it has been named "New Member Business of the Year" by the Hillsborough/Orange County NC Chamber of Commerce.

Carolina Hemp Hut Takes Home Hillsborough/Orange County NC Chamber of Commerce New Member Business of the Year Award

“We are absolutely thrilled that our hard work in the Orange County community is being recognized" said Mary Lopez Carter, General Manager of the blossoming enterprise in Hillsborough. "We’ve been dedicated to helping residents of North Carolina and beyond with natural options in health improvement. Ever since I discovered possible benefits of hemp to help my husband, David, boost his health to fight off his recurring cancer, I’ve been seeking new ways to help others with similar battles. I’m glad that our community has embraced our business so wonderfully when others are still so skeptical about natural options for health.”

"We are honored to receive the recognition for our work in the community," said Richard Sniffen, Lead Cannabinoid Consultant on staff at Carolina Hemp Hut. "Since the shop opened in May of 2019, the entire team has been diligent in doing research and additional homework to build skills and understanding in cannabinoids, health and healing. We’re careful to listen intently to our customers and we aim to help to improve the life of everyone who walks through the door or visits our website."

Mary Lopez Carter founded Hemp Oil Rockstar in early 2018 after she did copious research into products which would help her husband, David Carter, fight cancer (he had a malignant intracranial tumor). She discovered the promising impact of CBD on people's health. Soon after finding success with Hemp Oil Rockstar, she rented her first retail space at the Streets at Southpoint mall in Durham, NC to establish a location to help people of the community with better health options. On October 19, 2018, Mary and her team opened Carolina Hemp Hut in the mall. The clear success of this mall location led Mary and the team to build out a much larger Carolina Hemp Hut store in the Hillsborough Commons shopping center in Hillsborough.

Presently, Carolina Hemp Hut, employs 5 people at its Hillsborough, NC, headquarters. The entire team at this location handles in bound calls from their nationally accessible website, retail sales, community support and a marketing department. Mary Carter’s continued support of Hillsborough and Orange County, NC charitable causes and community events has continued to elevate the mission of natural health options with hemp for the Carolina Hemp Hut team.

For more information about Carolina Hemp Hut, visit their website, CarolinaHempHut.com. For additional information on Carolina Hemp Hut community endeavors, please contact Mary Lopez Carter at 855-HEMP-OIL x 100 or Mary@CarolinaHempHut.com.

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Reading the Fine Print: CBD Scams at work

Shark Tank CBD Scam

Let's Set the CBD Trial Offer record Straight

If you’ve bounced around the internet (web) and found a site that has CBD and trusted it, good for you. If you found a site with CBD products online that you bought from but they did a “bait and switch” with you or kept charging your credit card, then welcome to the club!

It’s not the first time scammers entered an industry and decided to prey upon people who really just want good products at good prices. Scammers take all shapes and forms. One of the most common scams is the “too good to be true” offer or one that is more like a “Trial Offer”. If you’re looking to buy CBD online instead of shopping for “CBD Near Me” with your local stores, then be sure to read this entire article to learn some features which will save you a great deal of hassle in the future.

Buy CBD Online

It’s safe to buy CBD online. But, there’s a catch. If you’re wary of buying products online, no matter what the products are, then you’re likely a safer consumer and your purchases are probably safer than most. Being wary when you’re online, whether you’re shopping, social media trolling, or whatever, is a good thing. This is why reputable vendors of CBD don’t do things that set up the “red flags” which are triggered when the average person sees something “fishy”. When it comes to buying CBD products online, it’s no different from buying any products from any vendor online – you really need to do a bit of quick homework first.

First off, never buy from an online vendor who doesn’t use HTTPS or a secured connection for their web store. Just look at your browser address bar and make sure the connection to the store is a secured connection. Some fly by night vendors who are trying to separate you from your hard earned money will create a quick website and put a “buy CBD Now” link in place and voila! They’re raking in some quick cash.

Reputable CBD and Hemp vendors like the team at Carolina Hemp Hut take every step possible to ensure that your online order of CBD products is safe and secure and fulfilled with reputable products.

CBD Scam Free Trial Offer Shark Tank
CBD Scam Free Trial Offer Shark Tank

How to detect a Scammer with CBD

Unless you work in the CBD/Hemp industry as the team at Carolina Hemp Hut does, you’re more likely not going to notice the telltale signs of people trying to slime their way into your wallets. We also know that if you have a bad experience online with the purchase of CBD products (Buy CBD Online), you’re also not likely to try again. This is unfair to reputable and well-trusted vendors such as Carolina Hemp Hut. This is why we love taking the time to investigate the scammers and bring them into the light for everyone to see.

How to investigate whether a CBD Source is reputable

  1. Look for the CBD Free Trial
  2. Check whether the source is a PO Box, a PMB, or someone’s house
  3. Read the Terms and Conditions
  4. Check Testimonial links for accuracy or validity
  5. Click on “Related Content” links to see if valid results are shown
  6. Click on the Privacy Policy to see whether it works and shows valid data
  7. Check for Certificate of Analysis links
  8. Verify whether site has a phone number to call for support
  9. Examine whether CBD vendor makes clearly false or unsupported claims (such as “kills cancer”)

Some Clear Indicators that You’ve found a Scammer

Scammers aren’t going to work too hard to create original content after they’ve already had success with a scam in the past. The typical scammer will regurgitate CBD product content from other campaigns and simply change the name of the product along with the corresponding scammer address (web site and “business address”). They’ll also change a few photos and they’re done. Relaunch the campaign and wait for new suckers to arrive.

Here are some images which are repeated with one group of scammers found on the web.

Beware of the Free Trial Offer or great SALE on CBD online

Whole Greens CBD Trial Offer Scam

Just before the holidays in 2019, LifeStream Labs (also known by MANY other names) launched their Holiday Sale with a Free Trial offer for CBD products. The offer included very weak CBD oil that was very over-priced. The more evil part of the scam was their trial offer wasn’t a single shipment, but they keep charging your credit card monthly a very high amount for the product they continue to ship each month. Yes, you get subpar product from LifeStream or Whole Greens and you pay for it, dearly.

Beware of the Free Trial Offer or great SALE on CBD online

Pay attention to the Lab Coat Cuties

Notice the stethoscope in the image. If you see a stethoscope casually draped around the neck of some web model, run. You’re better off tossing your cash into the air. Reputable vendors of CBD may mention where medical professionals support their product anecdotally, but they’re not going to say “doctor approved” or show doctors or nurses proudly displaying their product for you. When you see the Lab Coat Cutie, it’s likely a scam. Plus, if you pay attention to MORE THAN ONE of the emails or ads with CBD products with Free Trials or Super Deals, you’re likely to see the patter where the same Lab Coat Cutie is used for multiple ads with very similar sales text.

Free Trial offer CBD Shark Tank

Shark Tank CBD Oil? Jamie Richardson As Seen On Shark Tank Available Here

Yeah, you read that with Shark Tank. That makes it really a big red flag. If you see Jamie Richardson on a site, it’s likely fake and built to scam you. Yes, it’s possible it may be legit, but don’t count on it. If you’re a reputable dealer of CBD products, you’re more likely to keep promotional images of others to a minimum or very scarce.

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When searching for CBD and hemp products online (like when you search for “Buy CBD online” or “Buy Hemp online”), you’re going to get a lot of valid CBD vendor sites showing. Take a moment and examine each to ensure that the links you visit don’t have medical claims or “too good to be true” deals. Carolina Hemp Hut has had some super deals before (like we have one now where we are giving away a year’s supply of Hemp Oil Extract/CBD), but they’re typically a giveaway or simple sale that is to reduce or eliminate surplus inventory.

Stores like Carolina Hemp Hut are built around a physical presence like the main store at 137 Mayo Street, Hillsborough, NC 27278. Scammers like to hide behind UPS store mailboxes, PO Boxes, and corporate park offices (where you’re never likely to visit for retail purchases).

CBD Scammer: LifeStream Labs

Buying CBD Near Me

“CBD Near Me” is one common search term many people use to find local vendors of CBD. This is a reasonable search which will provide both legit and scam results. For the most part, local SEO and searches tend to provide more legitimate than not. However, the ads that result from the search are often associated with scammers. Most of these are easily avoided if you just look to the SERP (search engine results page) info that is search results only and not the “Ad” results that are also returned.

When you’re looking for a CBD vendor near you, go ahead and investigate the target vendors with their street addresses. Are they in a retail establishment? Are they in a PO Box?

Buying CBD online

We don’t want people to stay away from CBD online. We want people to be careful when they buy it. We’ve written articles in the past regarding COAs (certificates of analysis) and checking up on the quality of CBD products. These resources are good for people to investigate when looking for natural health options such as CBD online. You’ll want to email or call vendors too – just to be sure they respond with good answers and are prompt in their responses. If you call a vendor and all you get after three calls is a voice mail during business hours, you’re likely better off moving to the next search result.

When buying CBD online, it’s a good idea to check on their Google or Yelp or similar review as well. Stores like Carolina Hemp Hut, both physical and online, have reviews on these platforms and more. To check up on the reviews of the online scammers, it’s also easy. Just search for something like “[name of vendor] reviews” in Google or your favorite search engine. For example, here’s LifeStream Labs.

Shopping for CBD

We think that the experience around CBD and Hemp Products should be a pleasure and not a nightmare. With educated consumers working to clean up the slime that occurs with any newly popular industry, we’ll be able to steer through more of the mess and into clean and safe transactions.

Download our handy No Scamming Guide to show your friends

Simply right click on this graphic (or use ctrl-Click with a Mac) and access the save meny for this graphic. Share with friends to keep them out of trouble with unsavory vendors and scammers.

Carolina Hemp Hut offers this free guide to prevent you and your friends from falling victim to online or other scammers with CBD,