What you need to know about CBD full-spectrum and isolates

If you are currently engaging into CBD into your practice or plan to, here is a bit of information which might serve beneficial.

By now you might understand that CBD can come as an isolate (CBD extract only) or a full-spectrum, often referred to as a “hemptourage” effect, which is inclusive of all the ingredients of the extract of hemp.

They look, feel and taste completely different, and, have different values to them- all of which your customers might not have any idea.

First off, which is better?

Well, better is not the best term, instead I think we should use “preferred.”

I prefer the full spectrum, as it includes all 500 plus distinct compounds including various phytocannabinoids, terpenes, chlorophyll, fatty acids, plant sterols vitamin E and more. Some of these are already ripe with evidence-based backing and benefits, while others are being discovered almost on a daily basis. Qualities being discovered include enhanced absorption, synergestic benefits...

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CBD Wakes Up Sleepy Sleep Supplement Sales

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Approximately 1/3 of Adults in the US do not get adequate sleep each night- the plaque of ‘short-sleepers’ can lead to metabolic conditions, inflammation, spiked cortisol and much more.

Reasons for not sleeping can be elevated cortisol at night time due to an imbalanced stress-repair ratio, or along the same lines, that dreaded monkey mind that seems difficult to shut down around 2-4 in the morning.

Many supplements have been touted over the years, inhibitory neurotransmitters to calm down the mind, nervines and relaxants, and many to great avail, many to temporary fixes, others leaving people dragging their feet day in and day out.

Now it looks like the massive influx of hemp-based products, touting the benefits of CBD have something to say about it…as Hemp CBD supplements have spiked sleep supplement sales by 12% in 2018, and the numbers are expected to keep climbing.

As a practitioner, I have seen very good results, across the board, regardless of why the...

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Senators urge FDA to secure pathway for CBD

As you know, the Farm Bill just recently passed, which is one of the most profound changes to the industry. As far as CBD is concerned, it legalized industrial hemp, including the plants used to produce CBD oil.

Then...there's the grey area. Where states have given the green light, in the world of the Fed's anything is possible. And where most wound say it's highly unlikely that the Feds would declare it illegal for supplements and foods...remember, Big Pharma lurks, and is no doubt salivating to control this sacred crop.

Fortunately, there is a movement to keep the securing an open pathway...


The two U.S. senators from Oregon who worked with Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) to pass the Hemp Farming Act have asked FDA to update regulations to allow for the use of hemp products, namely cannabidiol (CBD), in food, beverage and dietary supplement products.

In a letter to FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley said farmers in...

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The Commoditization of Hemp and CBD

So, as I was doing my Sunday Sprints today, I was ruminating on what to write to you.

As you know, the Sunday reset is a time of thought, pondering, random travels of mind and emotions.

I wanted to take a bit of a different course from the last few weeks, and get a bit back into our industry… well, let’s talk about Hemp.

The Farm Bill just passed, which is one of the most profound changes to the industry. As far as CBD is concerned, it legalized industrial hemp, including the plants used to produce CBD oil.

Honestly, its about time as we have been exporting this industry out of our country for way too long. I was first introduced to the wide array of benefits of Hemp, in 1994 when I read Jack Herrer’s Emperor Wears no Clothes.

Since then, hemp has been an industrial staple in my home; hemp clothes, hemp dog leashes and collars, I even have a couch made out of a hemp blend…most durable couch I have ever owned.

There’s still a gray area on how the Feds...

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