Throughout the past 6 years or so I’ve had some health challenges. Some were pretty significant like kidney cancer, others were more common. On my journey to better health I’ve done a lot of research and consulted with some very smart people. I’ve learned that doctors are good diagnosticians but not necessarily great at treating the disease. I’ve also come to follow a path of prevention even if the medical community isn’t totally in agreement with my path. One such step along my journey is using CBD oil. In doing my homework on CBD oil I’ve put together some CBD oil facts that I hope you’ll find helpful.
Part of listing CBD oil facts has to be addressing some common questions people have about CBD in general, and CBD oil specifically. I’ve found that, just like a lot of things, people are either fearful or skeptical because they don’t have the answers to these questions.
What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol is extracted from the cannabis plant. It’s true that marijuana also comes from the cannabis plant but CBD is actually very different than marijuana. Depending on how it’s grown, the cannabis plant can produce marijuana which contains a high level of THC. THC is psychoactive and gets people “high”. However, cannabis can also be grown to produce hemp which contains less than .3% THC and is not psychoactive. CBD oil is extracted only from the hemp plant. CBD actually counters the affects of THC.
Is CBD oil legal?
The 2014 Farm Bill made it legal to grow industrial hemp in the United States. Hemp has many uses beyond extracting CBD oil. In fact, hemp has been grown for thousands of years and was grown prolifically here in the U.S. dating back to colonial days. It’s fascinating to read how and why hemp became linked with marijuana and growing hemp was prohibited until recently. Visit www.hemp.com for more history. So, yes it is legal in most states. However, there are some circumstances in which a few states may consider it to be illegal. Visit www.Medium.com for a full list of all 50 states and U.S. Territories.
Will CBD oil get you high?
Based on what has already been shared here the answer is no. The THC or psychoactive level in hemp is too low (less than .3%) and CBD actually counteracts THC.
Will the use of CBD oil show up on a drug test?
This answer isn’t so simple. It could depending upon the test. Is the test looking for THC specifically? If so, the low levels that may be found shouldn’t trigger a positive result. But it could. And, it depends on the quality of the CBD oil. CBD oil extracted from hemp grown in other countries may have a higher THC amount because the growing conditions were not as regulated as here in the U.S.. So here are 2 recommendations as part of CBD oil facts. Use only CBD oil and CBD products grown in the U.S.. And, if you’re worried about testing positive for a job or something else that could cause you a major problem, ask the testing facility first. If that’s not possible perhaps you want to stay away from using anything that might result in a positive test.
What are the benefits of CBD oil?
Here’s the best part of CBD oil facts. There are an incredible amount of benefits to using CBD oil. The main benefits according to Healthline.com are pain relief due to its anti-inflammatory qualities. CBD oil also has been reported to reduce anxiety and depression. CBD has been known to reduce cancer-related symptoms. It may reduce acne.
Recent research has shown CBD to act upon the endocannabinoid system and other brain signaling areas. CBD may provide benefits for those with neurological disorders. In fact, one of the most studied uses for CBD is in treating multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Though research in this area is still relatively new, several studies have shown promising results.
Researchers have linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.
CBD may also reduce psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders.
In animal and test tube studies CBD has been shown to prevent the spread of certain cancers such as lung, colon, brain, breast, and prostate cancer.
In tests on diabetic mice CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56%
These results require more medical testing. Now that industrial hemp growing is legal in this country perhaps more testing will be done.
Personally I use CBD oil (the product which really is a “Full Spectrum Hemp Oil” is revealed below) because I want an all natural way to prevent all the issues described above. But it also helps me fall asleep. Typically when I go to bed my brain kicks into over drive. I toss and turn for a significant period of time, sometimes hours. But since taking this product I close my eyes and fall asleep. And, I stay asleep all night. That’s huge for me!
CBD Oil Facts and Recommendations
Read the Label!
Most standard CBD Oils will say simply “CBD” in the ingredients section of the label which seems logical. But there are dozens of strains or types of CBD that are extracted from a hemp plant. Are you buying the cheapest and least effective CBD or the most effective CBD which actually comes as a Full Spectrum Hemp Oil. You want that label to say Full Spectrum Hemp Oil so you are getting the most beneficial product.
Does the label tell you that the recommended dose is 10mg, 20mg, 30mg, 40mg? If you buying a 30 day supply but the dose is only 10 mg you aren’t getting the biggest bang for your buck.
The most important of the CBD Oil facts (Full Spectrum Hemp Oil)
What did we all learn in school about oil and water? That they don’t mix, right? That’s vitally important because our bodies are made up of about 60% water. Our brain and heart is 73%. And our lungs are 83% water. But if your CBD oil, because is it an oil, isn’t mixing with the water in your body you aren’t getting the full dose absorbed into your body.
Here’s the problem. According to Google there are no water soluble CBD oils. But there actually is a full spectrum hemp oil that is completely water dispersible. It mixes with water. It loves water! It provides a 20mg dose that is fully absorbed into your body! So, even if you compare this to a 40mg dose of CBD oil but you are only getting 20% absorbed into your body and organs, you are only really getting an 8mg dose. 20mg fully absorbed is obviously more effective. And again, it’s a full spectrum hemp oil.
To see a demo for yourself of how our water dispersible full spectrum hemp oil acts with water compared to a standard CBD oil watch the video below.
To learn more about Hemplevate or to order visit www.Hemplevate.com or call 727-239-4641
Elevacity & Elepreneurs has Stopped the Sale of Hemplevate
Update on CBD Oil Facts, FDA Regulations,
and the Direct Selling Association Stance on the sale of CBD Oil as of July 30, 2019
The Direct Selling Association (DSA) has notified it's members that the sale of ingestible CBD products is a violation of the DSA Code of Ethics. They have given member companies 90 days to stop the sale of CBD supplement products before they issue a citation for a violation.
The DSA is the national trade association for companies that market products and services directly to consumers through an independent, entrepreneurial sales force. As such, they follows guidelines handed down by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA seems to be in a state of policy confusion. The FDA does not generally regulate the sale of nutritional supplements. However, there is a clause in their general policy stating that a substance approved as a new drug or the subject of substantial clinical investigations which have been made public is prohibited from use in food or dietary supplements unless the substance was first marketed as a food or dietary supplement.
Here's the problem. The FDA has recently approved CBD as an active ingredient in an epilepsy drug, Epidiolex and CBD is currently the subject of substantial clinical investigations which have been made public. In addition, the Agency is now claiming that it is not aware of any data demonstrating that CBD was marketed as a food or dietary supplement prior to the initiation of substantial clinical investigations of CBD as a drug.
As a result, Elevacity and Elepreneurs immediately stopped the sale of Hemplevate, the full spectrum hemp oil product described above. This has impacted the direct selling industry greatly. Especially those companies whose product line consists mainly of CBD oil products. Fortunately for Elevacity and Elepreneurs our main products are our Elevate and Nitro brew coffees and Xanthomax (Xanthohumol). For more information on these incredibly impactful products visit www.HealthyDOSENow.com.
Whether the new FDA stance on CBD Oil and other products that are formulated from cannabidiol will impact the retail CBD oil market is still unknown. But for now retail outlets are the only way to purchase it.