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Quick Hemp Questions & Answers

June 22nd, 2022 by Brandy Palmer

Quick Hemp Questions & Answers

We publish a weekly blog that answers regularly asked questions about the world of hemp. What’s that? You don’t receive our emails?  We can fix that – you’ll find a box to subscribe to our newsletter directly to the right if you’re reading this on a desk top computer or on the bottom of our main shop page.

We’ll also add those weekly questions and answers to this article so that you have one source for all those quick asks! Ready? Let’s talk hemp.

Topics Covered:

Can CBD Go Bad?

What’s a CBD Booster?

Should I Take CBD in the Morning or at Night?

Does it Matter How I Take CBD?

How Much CBD Should I Take?

Can I Fail a Drug Test?

Can I Add CBD to My Coffee?

Q: Can CBD Go Bad?

A: Sure – Sort Of.

While CBD (cannabidiol) can go bad, it’s more likely to degrade than spoil.  When that happens, the efficacy is reduced as the oil deteriorates.  The other ingredients, like stevia, essential oils, and cannabis oil can spoil and can also increase the rate at which the product deteriorates.

 If there is not an expiration date on your package, a good rule of thumb is 18 months from the production date. When it hits that mark, toss it, or at least give it a good sniff to determine your comfort level.

 Always keep your CBD out of heat and direct sunlight.  If product arrives to you from a hot mailbox, make sure it returns to room temperature before use.  You’re also welcome to store product in the fridge – it may keep a bit longer that way. Some manufacturers state that it can give you 6 more months of efficacy.

Q: What’s a CBD Booster?

A: A CBD supplement that will get to work quickly, but won’t store and keep working for you.

We always say that consistency is key with CBD. Your daily serving will bind to your lipids and keep working for you so that you can continue to see those benefits that you are looking for over a 24 hour period.

When you find that CBD is helping you achieve overall balance and wellness, you’re still going to have bad days. That’s just the world we live in, friend. When those painful or stressful days pop up, you may be tempted to double up on your CBD. We get it. It helps! Don’t do it.

If you occasionally increase that oil based CBD, you risk building up your tolerance which will cause you to need more all the time. Our goal is for you to feel maximum benefits with minimal additives in your system.

That’s where a booster comes in. Boosters are absorbed through your cheeks or lungs so they can get to work quickly but won’t store and build up a tolerance. This fast acting CBD comes in the form of gum, mints or even hemp flower for a “boost” when you need it.

Q: CBD – Morning or Night?

A: Yes.

We always say that consistency is key with CBD. Your daily serving will bind to your lipids and keep working for you so you want to take it at roughly the same time every day.

 CBD, when taken in an appropriate serving, does not usually make you sleepy. Some people do find that a whole plant option can make them drowsy, in which case we definitely say take it at night! If the CBD that you take isn’t a sleep product but makes you sleepy, it may be an indicator that you’re taking more than you need.

We carry CBD that is strictly for am or pm use, but that’s due to the other ingredients added. Many of us are looking for better sleep at night and those night time products may include CBN, chamomile, and even melatonin to help you get those zzz’s.

 One the other end of the spectrum are morning products with additives like B12 or moringa to help you with sustainable energy. Those are best taken in the morning or to combat that early afternoon slow down.

Q: Does it Matter How I Take CBD?

A: Nope, not really.

We know that we’re a broken record, but, consistency is key with CBD. Your daily serving of any oil-based CBD that travels through your digestive system will bind to your lipids and keep working for you throughout the day. It will work the same way if that CBD is taken as a capsule, gummy or other edible, or liquid.

 Liquids may take a little less time to get to work if you pop them under your tongue. That sublingual absorption gives it a head start into your system. As long as you’re taking your supplement consistently, that time to efficacy isn’t usually a game changer.

We do like liquids when you’re getting started with a new CBD regimen, just because it’s easy to take a little more or less to find your best serving size. Once you know what serving works well in your system, you can definitely change it up.

 At the end of the day, the best CBD for you is the one that you will take consistently.

Q: How Much CBD Should I Take?

A: In our experience, people tend to find benefit somewhere between 15-75mg daily. Start small and work up until you find your best fit – then stay at that serving.

We always say that consistency is key with CBD. Your daily serving will bind to your lipids and keep working for you so that you can continue to see those benefits that you are looking for over a 24 hour period.

Start small – if you’re taking a full spectrum (whole plant) product, “small” means 10-15mg daily. If you’re taking an isolated CBD product, you may need a bit more – we would recommend starting at 25mg daily.

Hang out at that serving for 5 days. If you aren’t seeing benefit at that point, double up for the next 5 days. We want you to see benefits in that 10 day period.

 When you find that CBD is helping you achieve overall balance and wellness, you’re still going to have rough days. When those painful or stressful days pop up, you may be tempted to double up on your CBD. Don’t do it.

If you occasionally increase your oil, capsule or gummy, you risk building up your tolerance which will cause you to need more all the time. Our goal is for you to feel maximum benefits with minimal additives in your system.

Needing a little more some days is not uncommon – try a fast acting booster that won’t build up to help get you through it.

Q: Can I Fail A Drug Test?

A: Yes

While it’s not likely, it is possible to fail a drug test when taking a full-spectrum CBD product. “Full-spectrum” means that all the compounds in the plant growing in the ground end up in your box or bottle. That does include a small amount of THC. The legal limit, federally, is 0.3% of the harvested hemp on a dry weight basis.

If your job is on line or if you want to avoid THC altogether for another reason, we would advise sticking to a broad-spectrum or an isolate CBD product.

Broad-spectrum products include all the natural compounds in the hemp plant except the THC. Isolate CBD products are just that – the only active ingredient is the CBD.

Either of those will be a safe option to avoid THC and the possibility of a failed drug test. 

Q: Can I Add CBD Oil to My Coffee?

A: No

We’ve all heard the adage that oil and water don’t mix. In this case, CBD is the oil and coffee or your beverage of choice (margarita, anyone?) is the water. The oil will likely pool on top of your beverage and could stick to your glass. Additionally, adding CBD oil to a hot beverage could degrade the compounds.

It is possible to buy a water based CBD. These products have been converted by a process called nano emulsion that forces two typically incompatible substances (oil and our margarita) to mix.

We refer to water-soluble products as “boosters” because they get to work quickly but don’t have the staying power of your oil based CBD favorite. They’re a great additive, but not ideal as your primary source of CBD.

 


Unraveling Lab Reports – A How To Guide for CBD

June 14th, 2022 by Brandy Palmer

Unraveling Lab Reports for CBD Products

You’ll hear us say time and again that you should only purchase lab tested CBD products. In a 2017 study, The Journal of the American Medical Association found that as much as 70% of the CBD labels they tested were inaccurate. One way to protect yourself as a consumer is through lab results. But what does that mean? We’re here to help with this article on unraveling lab reports for CBD products.

What is a Lab Report?

Hemp is an industry that is sadly lacking in regulation. Manufacturers do not follow one set of standards for product packaging, labeling, or even serving sizes. Because of the lack of production standards, some hemp based products can be confusing to buy and consume. One way to make sure that you’re purchasing a safe, quality, product is to verify that there are lab reports made available to you.

Are There Differences?

Just as you’ll see differences in hemp products from manufacturer to manufacturer, you’ll see differences in lab reports. Some manufacturers make multi page documents available to you while others provide a quick summary. These will vary both by lab and by product.

Why Do I Care?

Hemp is a porous plant. If it’s planted in unhealthy soil, it will soak up those contaminants and possibly end up in your box or bottle. Additionally, you want to make sure that the active ingredients (CBD or other cannabinoids) that are in the package match the label. If they don’t, you could be taking a much different serving than you think you are. Essentially, the goal is to make sure that everything you want in your hemp product is there – and everything you don’t want (like those contaminants or even THC) are not present.

Lab Reports versus Certificates of Analysis

The phrase “lab report” or “lab test” may be used interchangeable with “certificate of analysis” (COA). In reality, though, the lab report is the full document and the COA is the shorter document that certifies those results (essentially the cliff notes version.) Often the COA is all that is made available to the public.

Why are Lab Reports Important for CBD Products?

Cannabinoid Content

There are more than 100 compounds, or cannabinoids, found in hemp plants. Those compounds make up the cannabinoid content. If you’re taking a tincture with 300mg of CBD and 0 THC on the label, the cannabinoid content is what you’re looking at to make sure that you’re getting what you paid for and also that you’re not taking more THC than you bargained for. A high THC hemp product is referred to as “hot” and they are definitely out there.

Contaminants Testing

When we’re talking about hemp, contaminants fall into the categories of pesticides, heavy metals, solvents and microbials. Pesticides used to grow the hemp, or microbials (bugs) that made it into the hemp stalks can leach into the soil and your bottle. Heavy metals from bad soil can also make it through, as can solvents if the hemp oil is not extracted safely. Each state has different allowable limits.

How Do I Read a Report?

Let’s start with definitions of all of the jargon that you’ll see on your report.

COA Vocabulary

  • Batch / Lot – A batch refers to the lot of product in your bottle or box. Products can have two batches – one would indicate the extracted hemp lot and the second would be the final oil in your box or bottle. You can find it printed on your packaging label or the bottom. You’ll want to match that number to the lab report or COA you’re looking at.

Lab Test Lot Detail Example

  • Analytes / Cannabinoids – cannabinoids are compounds found in cannabis plants (marijuana or hemp) that interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS.) At the time of this writing, more than 110 have been identified. CBD and THC are the most well-known of these. Analytes are a broader category that can refer to anything being studies or measured. It’s often used on lab test documents.
  • Heavy Metals – naturally occurring metallic elements in soil that can be dangerous in high concentrations.
  • LOD/ ND – these are interchangeable. LOD means less than the “limit of detection”. ND means “non detected.” In both cases, the phrase indicates that the compound was not detected in testing.
  • LOQ – “limit of quantitation.” You’ll see this phrase regularly – it means the lowest level at which the concentration of something can be detected. So, the compound is present, but it a quantity too low to define an exact amount.
  • Microbials – yeast and mold that can be present if moisture content in hemp is not optimal. Again, these limits and the actual microbials required to be tested vary between states. Colorado only requires that only three microbial tests are run on cannabis, but California requires 15.
  • Pesticides – any substances that prevent, destroy or repel insects, rodents or fungus are pesticides. A pesticide may also be any substance used to regulate plant growth, like a drying agent. Residual pesticides can be harmful to both human skin and internal organs.
  • Residual Solvents – extraction by-products found in processed cannabis and hemp that can present varied levels of human health risks.
  • Terpenes – aromatic compounds found in many plants. They are often used in essential oils and can provide specific benefits – as an example, limonene is what gives citrus fruit its’ bright smell and color. It’s used in flavoring and essential oils.lemonade drink mix

Just for the Math of It

The first thing that you’ll see on the lab report is usually that cannabinoid profile – how much of each compound was present in the sample tested. Do keep in mind that a test is just that – a sample. Using our gummy example able, the sample size was 5 gummies. Enough that they feel it to be a good representative of the whole. Any good lab will require at least double the amount that they need to test in case they see inconsistencies and want to re-test.

Some labs will quote in milligrams and others will quote in percentages. In this example, this is a 50mg strength soft gel capsule. The results column tells you that the test results came to 60.18 mg and how those broke down. There were 52.62mg of CBD and trace amounts of CBN, CBG, CBDV, CBC and THCV.

Cannabinoid Profile Example

This COA quotes in terms of percentages as well as ml, and it gives a quick chart on the other items tested, such as those pesticides and heavy metals. This is a lab test for a lotion, so they cannot provides results per serving. That’s where our math comes in. The CBD potency will reflect mg/g – concentration of cannabinoids per gram of product. You may also see mg/ml if measuring a liquid in milliliters. One gram and one milliliter are equal. They’re quoting 543.2 milligrams of cannabinoids in 30 ml (1 ounce.) We multiply that by 2 because this is a two ounce jar for a total of 1086.4 cannabinoids in this lot. The label states 1000mg.Lab Test Key

 

Here’s another lab example that does the math for you and tells you the stated label quantity.

If the product label states 0 THC, that’s something to check as well. While it’s not likely to fail a drug test from taking a full spectrum CBD product, it can happen. If your career is at risk or you want to avoid THC for other reasons, make sure to check the COA.

Lab Test Summary 0 THC

Solvents, Pesticides and Microbials – Oh My

When looking at Lab Report for these dirty possibilities, it’s a simpler task. This is where we want to see those LOQ, LOD and ND notations to tell us that they are not present. Lab reports will often tell you what that quantitative limit is, as well.

Where Do I Go From Here?

Here at Green Wellness, we are all about consumer education. You can always find lab results for the more than 20 different CBD and hemp brands that we carry here. Consider this to be another tool in your toolbox to assist you in finding a hemp product that can help you achieve the wellness that you’re looking for.

We are always happy to talk hemp! We try to publish relevant information on a regular basis – here’s a link to all of our recent articles. If you’d rather chat with a real live human to further your hemp education, we can do that, too! You can find us at 616-275-1039 locally or 888-772-7875 toll free and by email at support@greenwellnesslife.com


Medterra CBD Review

May 6th, 2022 by Brandy Palmer

Medterra CBD Review

Medterra CBD is one of many companies that formed after CBD (cannabidoil) became legal in the United States with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. How do Medterra CBD products stack up compared to other popular CBD brands? Read our full Medterra CBD review below to get our thoughts.

Medterra CBD Review Overview

Based in Irvine, California, Medterra has partnered with the Hemp Pilot Research program through the Kentucky Department of Agriculture. As part of its commitment to supporting American farmers, Medterra sources its CBD from industrial hemp grown in Kentucky.

Medterra products are made with organic ingredients, and are certified by the US Hemp Authority. The hemp that Medterra uses is grown in accordance with strict regulatory standards.

Because Medterra extracts its CBD from American-grown hemp, customers can be assured that its products contain no more than 0.3% THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. This trace amount of THC won’t make you feel high or stoned. Because some people choose to avoid THC altogether, Medterra also offers CBD products that are THC-free.

All of Medterra’s products are independently tested for quality, with the results available for your review directly on their website. This type of testing is incredibly important for CBD products, as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate CBD, at this time. By reviewing test results from third party laboratories, you can be sure that the product that you are buying contains exactly what it says – and doesn’t contain anything that you don’t want.

Green Wellness Life offers Medterra CBD products because we believe that they are high quality, safe and effective. Medterra CBD products also meet the requirements for any product that we sell: made from industrial hemp grown in the U.S., and independently tested with results available online. Medterra has quickly become one of the top 5 CBD brands that we carry and customers can’t seem to get enough!

Medterra offers a broad range of products, including edibles, oils and tinctures, softgels, capsules, and products for pets. Ready to learn more? Scroll to read more about the Medterra products that we offer in our online store.

Medterra Full Spectrum Gummies Review

Medterra Full Spectrum CBD Gummies

Medterra Full Spectrum CBD Gummies Overview

For many people, gummies are the best – and easiest – way to take CBD. Because CBD is derived from the hemp plant, it has a grassy or earthy flavor that some don’t enjoy. Medterra Full Spectrum CBD gummies allow you to reap the benefits of CBD with a pleasant taste.

These gummies are a full spectrum product, which means that they contain all of the beneficial compounds of the hemp plant, including trace amounts of THC. This may produce the entourage effect, which occurs when all of these compounds work together to produce even more benefits than CBD on its own.

Medterra CBD gummies come in two flavors:

  • Original Citrus, with 25 mg of CBD per serving; and
  • Deep Sleep – Berry, with 25 mg of CBD and 3 mg of melatonin per serving.

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Our Medterra Full Spectrum Gummies Review

In our experience, these gummies taste great – and work well. We have taken the original citrus gummies during the day, and found that they make us feel calmer and more relaxed. Taken at night, the deep sleep gummies help us get a restful night of sleep, without the tossing and turning that we often experience.

One of our staff members, Cara, has trouble turning off her brain at night. She reported that taking a Medterra Deep Sleep CBD gummy allowed her to relax her mind and drift off to sleep more quickly and to stay asleep through the night. She has quickly become a fan of these gummies – and says that she is sleeping better than ever!

Medterra gummies cost $59.99 for a 30 piece pack (750 mg total CBD in a package). They are a great choice if you want a quick, convenient and precise serving size. They’re gluten-free, vegan, and don’t contain high fructose corn syrup or gelatin.

Medterra CBD Gum Review

Medterra CBD Gum

Medterra CBD Gum Overview

Sometimes, you just need a little extra boost to get you through the day. That is where a product like Medterra’s CBD gum can come into play.

CBD gum isn’t meant to be used as a daily supplement. Instead, it can be used in addition to a daily capsule, tincture or gummy when you need it the most. Because the CBD doesn’t have to go through the digestive system, it is faster-acting than products like gummies – although its effects aren’t as long-lasting.

Medterra CBD gum comes in a mint flavor, and has 20 mg of CBD per piece of gum. There are 8 pieces of gum in a pack, which is offered for $11.99.

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Our Medterra CBD Gum Review

When we pop a piece of this gum into our mouths, we have been pleasantly surprised at how good it tastes – and how quickly it works. In particular, we found that taking it helped us feel better when we had something bothering us – like a sore lower back or even a bad mood.

One of our customers reported suffering from knee problems. After talking to his doctor, he decided to take a daily CBD capsule to help reduce pain. When he has harder days – like when a storm is approaching or he has been on his feet a lot – he’ll chew Medterra CBD gum. The gum helps him deal with these more painful days, giving him a boost of CBD when he needs it most!

Medterra Hemp Gummies Review

Medterra Hemp CBD Gummies

Medterra Hemp CBD Gummies Overview

In addition to full spectrum CBD gummies, Medterra also offers a line of THC-free hemp CBD gummies. These gummies contain CBD isolate, which means that they only contain CBD, without any other compound (including THC).

The Medterra Hemp CBD Gummies come in four flavors, each of which has added ingredients to meet specific needs:

  • Sleep – Strawberry, with 25 mg of CBD and 3 mg of melatonin per serving;
  • Calm – Tropical, with 25 mg of CBD and 50 mg of L-theanine per serving;
  • Stay Alert – Citrus, with 25 mg of CBD per serving plus guarana, green tea and ginkgo biloba; and
  • Immune Boost – Elderberry, with 25 mg of CBD per serving plus 180% of your daily Vitamin C and 50% of your daily Zinc needs.

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Our Medterra Hemp CBD Gummies Review

The verdict? We love these CBD gummies. The lack of THC means that we don’t have to ever worry about failing a drug test. They’re easy to take, taste great, and offer the reassurance of knowing that you are getting exactly 25 mg of CBD per gummy – no more, no less.

Our team has found that the calm gummies allow us to relax without making us feel tired. In short, it produces a great, mellow feeling. During cold and flu season, we’ll often switch to the elderberry/immune boost formulation to give us the extra vitamins and minerals that can help us stave off sickness.

Medterra Ultra Broad Spectrum Capsules Review

Medterra Ultra Broad Spectrum Softgels

Medterra Ultra Broad Spectrum Softgels Overview

CBD edibles aren’t always the best choice for everyone. If you are looking for a higher amount of CBD per serving – while still avoiding the sometimes unpleasant taste of CBD oil – a softgel may be the way to go. Medterra CBD Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD Softgels are THC-free, but contain all of the other beneficial flavonoids and terpenes found in the hemp plant.

These softgels are tasteless and odorless, and super easy to swallow due to their smooth texture. Each softgel contains 50 mg of CBD, and no THC. The softgels are vegan, non-GMO, all-natural and pesticide-free.
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Our Medterra Ultra Broad Spectrum Softgels Review

One of our customers suffers from lower back pain, which makes it hard for them to bend and difficult to fall asleep at night. They take a Medterra Ultra Broad Spectrum CBD softgel each morning. After taking it consistently for several weeks, they found that these softgels reduced their level of pain and allowed them to fall asleep more easily.

Medterra CBD Capsules Review

Medterra CBD Softgels

Medterra CBD Softgels Overview

If you’re interested in taking a CBD softgel, but want to avoid any compound other than CBD, then Medterra’s CBD softgels may be your best bet. These softgels contain 99.6% CBD isolate, giving you bang for your buck. They come in two serving sizes: 50 mg or 25 mg of CBD per softgel.

These softgels have the same benefits as other Medterra softgels: they’re tasteless and odorless, easy to swallow, vegan, and non-GMO. Instead of the MCT oil used in the Ulta Broad Spectrum softgels, these capsules suspend the CBD in fractionated coconut oil. They can be taken in the morning or at night.

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Our Medterra CBD Softgels Review

While most of our staff prefers to take a full or broad spectrum CBD product, we have found that these CBD isolate softgels are highly effective. Overall, when we follow a steady regime of taking these softgels, we find that we are more relaxed and sleep better. The softgels aren’t as fast-acting as something like a tincture – but when we take them consistently, we see great results.

Medterra Sleep Capsules Review

Medterra Good Night Liposomal CBD Sleep Capsules

Medterra Good Night Liposomal CBD Sleep Capsules Overview

Too many Americans – including us – struggle with insomnia. One solution that often works for us is the Medterra Good Night Liposomal CBD Sleep Capsules. These capsules are formulated with Medterra’s liposomal delivery system, which wraps 25 mg of CBD isolate and 3 mg of melatonin per serving with a blend of chamomile, passion flower, and gaba.

This liposomal delivery allows for 17x greater bioavailability and a 10x faster absorption in the gut. The end result is that these capsules work faster than other products, such as CBD gummies, and you can take less to get the same result.

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Our Medterra Good Night Liposomal CBD Sleep Capsules Review

As part of their nightly routine, one of our team members takes a Good Night capsule with her chamomile tea. Chamomile is known for promoting deeper sleep, so the combination of the chamomile in the tea and in the capsule really helps them sleep soundly. They report that after struggling with a regular sleep pattern, these capsules help them get the rest that they need to be ready for the next day.

Medterra Immune Boost Drops

Medterra Hemp CBD Immune Boost Drops

Medterra Hemp CBD Immune Boost Drops Overview

With the current state of the world, we have all learned just how important it is to have a strong, healthy immune system. While no supplement can prevent the transmission of viruses or bacteria, having a strong immune system can keep your body strong. Enter: Medterra Hemp CBD Immune Boost Drops.

Made using 0% THC ultra broad spectrum CBD, these drops are loaded with superfood nutrition such as camu camu (a berry found in the Amazon that is chock full of Vitamin C), and sea buckthorn (also known as Siberian pineapple, it’s full of health fatty acids). It also contains the beneficial components of elderberry, echinacea, ginger root, ashwagandha, reishi mushroom and lemon balm.

These drops have a light citrus flavor and are taken by placing a drop or two under your tongue. Unlike capsules and gummies, you won’t necessarily get a precise serving size using these drops – but you can use the measurement markers on the dropper to determine how much to take. For example, if you want to take 25 mg of CBD, you will need to take a full dropper of the tincture (1 ml).
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Our Medterra Hemp CBD Immune Boost Drops Review

We have found that the citrus flavoring helps to mask the taste of the CBD well, and the drops work quickly. We love the fact that these drops allow us to improve our immune system while delivering the benefits of CBD. It’s definitely a top choice for the fall and winter months for us – or whenever we want to ramp up our immune system!

Medterra CBD Oil Tincture

Medterra CBD Oil Tincture

Medterra CBD Oil Tincture Overview

There are a lot of good reasons to choose a CBD tincture. Unlike edibles and softgels, they don’t have to go through the digestive system – which means that you get faster relief. These tinctures often tend to be more cost effective than other forms of CBD, with a lower price per mg of CBD than other options. That is why we believe that the Medterra CBD Oil Tincture is a great way to take CBD.

This tincture is unflavored, and made with a CBD isolate or broad spectrum CBD (so it is THC-free). The 3000 mg bottle has a larger dropper, offering 100 mg of CBD per 1ml dropperful. The 1000 mg bottle provides 33.3 mg of CBD per 1 ml dropperful. The CBD is suspended in MCT oil (fractionated coconut oil).

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Our Medterra CBD Oil Tincture Review

While the taste of this oil can be a bit challenging, we like that it doesn’t have any additives. One of our team members deals with a lot of anxiety. She has found that taking a dropperful of this tincture regularly helps to keep her on a more even keel – and get better sleep! In her words, “I can feel my anxiety melt away when I hold it under my tongue.”

Medterra Full Spectrum Drops

Medterra Full Spectrum CBD Oil Drops

Medterra Full Spectrum CBD Oil Drops Overview

If you want to take a full spectrum CBD oil, then you might be interested in trying the Medterra Full Spectrum CBD Oil Drops. These drops contain up to 0.3% THC, along with all of the other beneficial compounds found in CBD. They’re vegan, organic, gluten free, and contain no high fructose corn syrup. These drops come in a citrus flavor, with 1500 mg of CBD per bottle.
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Our Medterra Full Spectrum CBD Oil Drops Review

We have found that they are a great way to experience the entourage effect, where you get the benefit of consuming CBD, THC, flavonoids and terpenes together. Hannah particularly likes taking this tincture as most of the CBD oils that she takes for pain taste like grass and dirt. For a flavored full spectrum tincture, these drops taste delightful!

Medterra Cat & Dog Chews Review

Medterra CBD Calming Soft Chews for Cats & Dogs

Medterra CBD Calming Soft Chews For Cats & Dogs Overview

Did you know that CBD can also benefit your furry friends? All mammals have an endocannabinoid system, or ECS. CBD is thought to interact with the ECS and it may help to alleviate symptoms of certain conditions in both pets and humans.

That is why many pet parents have turned to CBD to help their dogs and cats feel calm, relaxed, and happy. Medterra CBD Calming Softchews for Cats and Dogs allow you to give your pet CBD easily (after consulting with your vet). The chews come in two flavors: bacon and salmon, and each chew contains 10 mg of CBD isolate (no THC).

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Our Medterra CBD Calming Soft Chews For Cats & Dogs Review

Our pup absolutely LOVES both the bacon and salmon flavors. As a rescue dog, he was often anxious about loud noises. We give him a bacon-flavored soft chew (his favorite) whenever a storm is in the forecast or when we know people will be setting off fireworks around the Fourth of July or other holidays. It helps him to stay chill (and NOT run and hide under the bed) on these occasions.

Medterra Dog & Cat Tincture Review

Medterra Pets CBD Tincture

Medterra Pets CBD Tincture Overview

For a more cost-effective CBD option for dogs, you may choose Medterra Pets CBD Tincture. Note that because this tincture contains MCT oil – which may upset your cat’s stomach – it is only recommended for dogs. It’s formulated with CBD isolate, so it’s THC-free.

This tincture comes in beef or chicken flavor, and delivers 300 ml of CBD per bottle. The flavoring is all natural.

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Our Medterra Pets CBD Tincture Review

We have found that while dogs love the flavor of this tincture, it can be harder to give it to them and to get a precise serving size (compared to CBD soft chews). The trick is to either squirt a few drops directly into your dog’s mouth (which can be a challenge) or to put the tincture right onto their food or a treat and let it soak in a bit. With some practice, you’ll be able to administer a specific serving size easily.

Our dogs all enjoy the chicken flavor tincture, which we usually put on their food to make it easier to administer. One of our dogs is older, and has arthritis. Taking the CBD oil has seemed to reduce her stiffness and allowed her to run and play more like a puppy! We would definitely recommend this product.

Buy Medterra CBD from Green Wellness Life

We know that when it comes to CBD, you have a lot of options. That is why we offer our own experience with different CBD brands – to give you the information that you need to make the decision that is right for you about CBD. As with anything that you might add to your diet, be sure to consult with your doctor before taking CBD.

If you have questions about CBD or our own experiences with these products, reach out to us for help. Call us at 1-888-772-7875 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm EST), or fill out our online contact form. You can also click the “live chat” button at any time!


Lazarus Naturals CBD Review

May 3rd, 2022 by Brandy Palmer

 

There are lots of great companies making CBD these days and one way to narrow down if Lazarus Naturals CBD is a good fit for you is through reviews. Since the industrial production of hemp became legal under federal law in 2018, CBD has become incredibly popular. That is great news for people who are interested in natural health and wellness.

At the same time, it can be overwhelming. With so many brands out there, how do you know which one is right for you?

Green Wellness Life understands how hard it can be to pick a CBD product. That’s why we take the time to share our experiences with each brand that we carry in our store. 

One of our favorite brands is Lazarus Naturals. It offers one of the best price points per milligram for CBD, and is made with organic hemp grown right here in the United States. Interested in learning more? Keep reading to discover more about the company, its products – and what we think of them.

Lazarus Naturals Company Overview

Based in Seattle, Lazarus Naturals was founded in 2014 by Sequoia Price-Lazarus. From the start, the goal of the company was to make natural medicine more accessible and affordable to everyone. Lazarus Naturals got its start selling handcrafted products at farmers markets – and is now an industry leader.

One of the key differences between Lazarus Naturals and other CBD brands is their commitment to giving back to the community. In 2020, the company pledged to donate $100,000 annually to causes specifically linked to social justice issues – including the ACLU of Oregon, the NAACP, and Dig Deep’s Navajo Water Project.

All of Lazarus Naturals’ products are made from certified organic hemp grown in central Oregon.  The hemp is dried in the fields after harvest, allowing it to cure naturally. From there, the plant material is tested for heavy metals, pesticides and potency.

The next step in the process is to extract cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids using cryogenic ethanol. Ethanol is plant-derived and can be certified as organic, while other extraction methods cannot. The resulting CBD oil is filtered to remove any impurities, and then combined with essential oils, herbal supplements, and other organic ingredients. The finished product is then sent for testing at an outside lab.

Lazarus Naturals is compliant with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). This means that you can be sure that their products are unadulterated from the moment they leave the company until they reach your home. 

Green Wellness Life sells a range of Lazarus Naturals products.  The reason why is simple: we believe that they are safe, effective, and high-quality. They’re also more affordable than comparable lines.  All Lazarus Naturals CBD products meet the strict criteria to be included in our brick and mortar and online store.

Lazarus Naturals has a full line of CBD products, from oils and tinctures to topical products. Read our Lazarus Naturals CBD review to learn more about this great company – and our unfiltered thoughts on each  CBD product that we sell.

 

Lazarus Naturals CBD Lotion

Lazarus Naturals CBD Lotion Overview

Topical CBD products are a fantastic way to get the benefits of CBD in a targeted area. If you want to try a CBD-infused lotion, consider purchasing Lazarus Naturals CBD Lotion

Each bottle has been recently reformulated to be 50% stronger.  It now contains 1,500 mg of full spectrum CBD oil. Full spectrum products contain all of the beneficial compounds found in the hemp plant, including CBD, trace amounts of THC, terpenes, and flavonoids. The Lazarus Naturals CBD lotion comes in two options: unscented or Portland Rose.

In addition to high quality CBD oil, this lotion contains mango seed butter, aloe juice, sweet almond oil, and jojoba seed oil. The Portland Rose scent also contains a rose extract. The lotion is non-GMO, vegan, and third-party tested for safety and efficacy.

To use Lazarus Naturals CBD lotion, simply apply a small amount to your skin in a slow, circular motion. For best results, reapply every 2 to 4 hours.

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals CBD Lotion

As a company that sells CBD products, we have tried a lot of topical products. The Lazarus Naturals CBD lotion remains one of our favorites because of its clean, fresh scent and ease of use.

The lotion is rich and thick, and easily absorbs into our skin. We have found that applying it to dry patches makes a huge difference in the overall appearance of our skin. Since the skin is our largest organ, we love knowing that this lotion is made from all organic ingredients – and that we can double check to make sure that we aren’t putting anything unsafe on our bodies! With that said, we do not find the effects of the lotion to be as long lasting as thicker salves that we carry from other brands.  We see benefit for roughly 2 hours per application, while salves can get us 4-6 hours of benefit. 

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Lazarus Naturals CBD Muscle Gel Review

Lazarus Naturals CBD Relief and Recovery Muscle Gel

Lazarus Naturals CBD Relief and Recovery Muscle Gel Overview

In the not-too-distant past, if you wanted relief for sore muscles, there were just a few options – and they weren’t great. That’s definitely changing with the seemingly daily influx of new products to the CBD market.  This product is a new option that we like quite a bit.  Lazarus Naturals CBD Relief and Recovery Muscle Gel is a discreet, effective way to soothe those tight areas like our shoulders and lower back.

This gel contains 2000 mg of full spectrum CBD in a 3.5 fluid ounce bottle. This highly concentrated topical also contains menthol, capsaicin, camphor bark oil, sweet basil oil, sweet orange oil, lemon peel oil, eucalyptus oil, and geranium oil. It is gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and made from organic hemp grown in the United States.

To use this menthol-scented gel, massage a small amount in slow, circular motions on the affected area. As you rub, the gel will penetrate the skin and underlying tissue. Always start with a small amount of gel, and increase as necessary to get the desired effect. 

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals CBD Relief and Recovery Muscle Gel

After gyms shut down in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we jumped into the home workout trend. Our home workouts left us sore in places that we didn’t even know had muscles!

Enter Lazarus Naturals CBD Relief and Recovery Muscle Gel. After each workout, we apply a bit of gel to the areas that get the most work during the workouts – like our quads, hamstrings and calves. By consistently applying the gel, we have fewer aches and rarely experience the dreaded DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). The menthol scent can be a bit overpowering or obvious, though.  Additionally, a little goes a long way.  If you overapply, we find the cooling sensation to be too intense. 

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Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm Review

Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm

Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm Overview

While lotions are great, sometimes you need something a little thicker to get the job done. Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm combines full spectrum CBD oil with mango butter, organic white beeswax, and fractionated coconut oil. Each 2 ounce tin contains 3,000 mg of CBD, making this our most highly concentrated balm.

There are two options for the CBD balm:

  • Fragrance Free
  • Relief + Recovery, with a blend of cannabinoids, capsaicin and menthol 

Each balm is gluten-free, non-GMO, and formulated with all-natural ingredients. Like all Lazarus Naturals CBD products, the CBD balm is made from organic hemp grown in the United States, with no more than 0.3% THC (in accordance with federal law). The balm is also independently tested by a third party lab for safety and potency.

To use the Lazarus Naturals CBD balm, apply in a slow, circular motion to any part of your body that is stiff, sore, or otherwise in pain. Start out with a small amount, and then gradually add more until you achieve the desired effect. CBD topicals do not enter the bloodstream, so this balm can safely be added to your daily routine.

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm

We have found the Lazarus Naturals CBD balm to be a top-notch way to get relief from everyday aches and pains.  It’s a thicker consistency that will work a bit longer than a thinner lotion.  We find that benefits can be seen for as long as 4 hours before re-application is needed.  We do find this salve to be a bit grittier in consistency than salves from other companies.  That texture worsens if the salve is left in heat or sunlight for a prolonged period of time. 

 

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Lazarus Naturals CBD Oil – Blood Orange Flavor

Lazarus Naturals CBD Oil – Blood Orange Flavor Overview

Taking CBD oil is one of the best ways to feel relief quickly. If you’re in the market for a CBD oil that is effective and tastes great, try Lazarus Naturals CBD Oil – Blood Orange Flavor.

This oil is made with CBD isolate (0% THC), along with organic coconut MCT oil and natural flavors. It contains 1,500 mg of CBD per 2 fluid ounce bottle, or 50 mg per 1 mL dropperful. Each drop has 1.6 mg of high quality CBD.

With a light blood orange flavor, this CBD oil is vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO. It contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners. The oil is free of pesticides, and is independently tested so that you can know exactly what you’re taking.

To take the Lazarus Naturals CBD oil, place the serving size of your choice under your tongue, hold it there for 60 to 90 seconds, and then swallow. This high-strength tincture allows you to take a larger serving size, compared to other products. As a general rule, you should start with a smaller amount, see how your body responds, and gradually increase the serving.

Each .25 ml measure on the dropper contains 12.5 mg of CBD. You can adjust your serving size based on your personal needs. Be sure to consult with your doctor before adding any supplement to your diet.

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals CBD Oil – Blood Orange Flavor

This CBD oil tastes great, and does the job. That is why we’re big fans of this tasty oil – it’s both safe and effective. This is a large bottle, so it’s not terribly concentrated.  When we are talking about an isolate, we do need to take a bit more than a full spectrum.  With a less concentrated option, that means taking more carrier oil.  1 full dropper equals 50 milligrams, which is a reasonable serving for an isolate based oil like this. 

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Lazarus Naturals CBG:CBD 1:1 Tincture

Lazarus Naturals CBG:CBD 1:1 Tincture Overview

The hemp plant contains hundreds of naturally-occurring compounds, including cannabinoids like CBD, THC and CBG. If you are interested in the entourage effect – where the beneficial elements of hemp may work together to provide a greater impact than any one alone – then consider trying Lazarus Naturals CBG:CBD 1:1 Tincture.

Made with full spectrum CBD, this high potency CBD oil contains an equal concentration of cannabigerol (CBG) and CBD. Each mL of this oil contains 25 mg of CBG and 25 mg of CBD. A bottle has 1,500 mg of CBD and CBG, suspended in organic coconut MCT oil.

Most full spectrum CBD products don’t have this ratio of CBD to CBG. CBG is a cannabinoid found in the hemp plant that may have many of the same effects as CBD and THC – without the psychoactive effects. Taking CBG in combination with CBD and other compounds from the hemp plant may produce even greater effects.

This CBD oil is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and contains no artificial flavors, preservatives or sweeteners. To take the 1:1 tincture, just place the appropriate serving size under  your tongue for 60 to 90 seconds, and then swallow. Because this oil is high potency, you can take a higher serving size than you may be able to with other products.

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals CBG:CBD 1:1 Tincture

Between the pandemic, politics, and news about the environment, we have been more stressed out and anxious than ever before. Taking this Lazarus Naturals CBG:CBD 1:1 tincture daily has helped to ease some of these feelings.

According to one of our team members, “If you don’t mind the earthy flavor of CBD, you’ll definitely want to try this oil. I have been having a hard time shutting off my mind at night so that I can get to sleep. Taking this oil daily has really helped my overall well-being. When I take it, I can feel my shoulders unclench and my tongue come down from the roof of my mouth. This 1:1 ratio of CBG and CBD seems to really work for me!”

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Lazarus Naturals Chocolate Mint CBD Tincture

Lazarus Naturals Chocolate Mint CBD Tincture Overview

Unflavored CBD oil isn’t for everyone. If you don’t love the taste of straight CBD oil, consider Lazarus Naturals Chocolate Mint CBD Tincture.  Its all natural flavor makes it easy to take a daily serving of CBD, with an earthy undertone that won’t overwhelm your taste buds.

Each 2 ounce bottle contains 1,500 mg of full spectrum CBD. A drop of this oil contains 1.6 mg of CBD, which is a higher potency than the average CBD oil. This allows you to control the amount that you take, adjusting upwards until you get the results you are seeking.

To make this product, Lazarus Naturals suspends full spectrum hemp extract in fractionated coconut oil. Like all of their products, it is gluten-free, non-GMO, and free of pesticides. It is also vegan, and tested by a third party lab, with results available online for your review.

To take the chocolate mint CBD tincture, place the desired amount under your tongue, hold for a minute (up to 90 seconds), and then swallow. Taking CBD oil sublingually (under your tongue) produces some of the quickest results you’ll see.

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals Chocolate Mint CBD Tincture

We’ll be honest: the taste of CBD can be an acquired one. At the same time, we prefer to stick with all-natural ingredients. The Lazarus Naturals Chocolate Mint CBD tincture doesn’t completely mask the taste of CBD – but it makes it more palatable for even the pickiest eaters. Best of all, it doesn’t contain anything artificial.  

One of our New Year’s resolutions was to reduce or eliminate artificial ingredients in our food and supplements whenever possible. Lazarus Naturals Chocolate Mint CBD tincture is a great way for us to do that. It doesn’t taste like mint chocolate chip ice cream, but more like a light mint chocolate with a hint of CBD flavor. 

Best of all, it really works. It’s potent enough for us to take a higher serving size than we can with other CBD oils. After taking it for just a week, we no longer need melatonin to fall asleep – or stay asleep. 

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Lazarus Naturals CBD Softgels Review

Lazarus Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Softgels

Lazarus Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Softgels Overview

While oils are the most direct way to take CBD, it can be hard to get past the taste or to get a precise serving. Lazarus Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Softgels allow users to get an exact amount of CBD (50 mg per softgel) in an easy-to-swallow capsule.

Each bottle contains 40 softgels, for a total of 2,000 mg of full spectrum CBD. These softgels encapsulate the CBD oil, so it’s odorless and tasteless. In addition to the naturally-occurring cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in CBD, more terpenes are added to boost the effect. Each softgel also includes a small amount of MCT oil.

This product is vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, and contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners. It’s tested by a third party to ensure safety and efficacy.  To take this high potency CBD softgel, simply swallow one with water each day, at approximately the same time. Because these softgels contain a relatively high serving size of CBD, people who are just getting started on their CBD journey should choose a product with a lower serving size.

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals Full Spectrum CBD Softgels

We love the effects of CBD oil, but don’t always enjoy fiddling with a dropper to figure out a serving size…or having to hold the oil in our mouths for a minute or longer! With these softgels, we can avoid the flavor and odor of CBD while getting all of the benefits. 

One of our employees has always avoided taking narcotic pain medications, because of their potential for addiction. Instead, she has turned to CBD as a natural alternative.  In her opinion, “Lazarus Naturals full spectrum CBD softgels are some of the best on the market. I love being able to take 50mg of CBD without having to put CBD oil under my tongue. This serving size has been great for me.” With that said, we do have other staffers that prefer more of a raw CBD for daily needs. This softgel does not contain a high quantity of CBDA, which is the acidic, raw compound, that we find to be highly beneficial for those living with physical discomfort. 

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Lazarus Naturals CBD Fruit Tarts Review

Lazarus Naturals CBD Fruit Tarts

Lazarus Naturals CBD Fruit Tarts Overview

The taste of CBD isn’t for everyone. If you want an easy way to take a precise, measured serving of CBD that will get to work quickly, consider Lazarus Naturals CBD Fruit Tarts. Each flavored tart has 25 mg of CBD isolate. As an  isolate product, you don’t have to worry about failing a drug test or being “altered” – CBD isolate contains 0% THC.

These fruit tarts are “boosters,” intended for those days that you need a little extra.  They get to work quickly and then dissipate quickly as well. These tarts are intended to be absorbed in your cheek rather than through your digestive system, which is how they get to work quickly.  

These fruit tarts come in four flavors:

  • Orange pineapple
  • Raspberry lime
  • Strawberry lemon 
  • Mango

All Lazarus Naturals fruit tarts are vegan, gluten free, and made from non-GMO ingredients. They’re also tested by a third party laboratory for potency as well as the presence of any pesticides and heavy metals. There are 20 tarts per package, for a total of 500 mg of CBD per pack. 

To take Lazarus Naturals CBD fruit tarts, simply take one to two tarts per day. If you’re just getting started in the world of CBD, start with 1 tart and gradually increase to 2 once  you know how it affects you. 

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals CBD Fruit Tarts

We absolutely adore these CBD tarts. Most of the boosters we carry are mint flavored, and these tarts are a nice break from that.  These  have that great bite of citrus that gives them a zing. If you’re into sour patch kids, sour gummy worms, granny smith apples, or any other tart food with a hint of sweetness, you’ll love these tarts.

 

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Lazarus Naturals CBD RSO Oil Review

Lazarus Naturals RSO CBD Oil

Lazarus Naturals RSO CBD Oil Overview

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a cannabis concentrate originally made of marijuana, designed to be ingested or used topically. Lazarus Naturals RSO CBD Oil uses the same principle, but with hemp extract – so that you get all of the benefits of the cannabis plant without the psychoactive effects (i.e., you won’t feel high or stoned).

Made from full spectrum CBD, each tube of RSO contains 1,000 mg of CBD. Each 1mL of this RSO has 100 mg of CBD. Lazarus Naturals is able to offer such a high potency product by adding a CBD isolate to full spectrum CBD.

This product contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, or sweeteners, and is both vegan and gluten-free. It contains MCT oil so that it is more liquid than many RSOs (which are traditionally more of a paste and a bit harder to take).

This high-strength CBD product comes in an oral syringe marked off with 1 ml (100mg CBD) serving sizes. It is only recommended for people who have previously taken CBD, as it is a much higher amount of CBD per serving than most products. It can be mixed with food, placed under your tongue, or eaten on a spoon. For some people, getting a precise serving size can be a challenge – which is another reason why you should probably avoid this product if you are new to the world of CBD.

Our Review of Lazarus Naturals RSO CBD Oil

A RSO CBD oil isn’t for everyone. This high concentration product can have terrific effects, but might be too potent for many people. Because it is as close to the whole plant as possible, the taste might be a little much – but it’s highly effective! It’s also a great option for someone who wants to make their own hemp based edibles to topicals – this can be a great raw base. 

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Want to Try Lazarus Naturals? Shop Green Wellness Life

CBD is popular for a reason: it’s safe, all-natural, and in our opinion, it works. If you want a high quality CBD product that has a great price point, and now that you’ve read our Lazarus Naturals CBD review, you can better understand if this brand might be a great choice for you. Because they grow their own hemp, their cost per mg of CBD is often lower than other brands – without sacrificing quality.

At Green Wellness Life, we are dedicated to helping people learn more about how to stay healthy…naturally! One of the ways that we do this is by offering you the latest science on CBD, along with our own experience with the products that we sell. While we aren’t doctors (and can’t diagnose or treat any medical condition), we CAN help you find a CBD product that meets your unique needs.

If you are ready to try CBD, reach out to us for help. Call us at 1-888-772-7875 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm EST), or fill out our online contact form.  You can also click the “live chat” button at any time!


Will CBD Make You Tired?

March 28th, 2022 by Brandy Palmer

Will CBD Make You Tired?

Does CBD Make You Sleepy?

Quick Summary

Will CBD make you tired is a popular question here in the US, simply because most of us do not get the quality sleep that we need. There are CBD products that are specifically formulated to help with sleep. However, CBD is not a sedative. Studies have shown that CBD has been shown to help individuals stay asleep, but will not generally make people sleepy.  Sleep specific CBD products often contain other ingredients like melatonin, chamomile, or the cannabinoid CBN to assist with falling asleep.

Nearly 30% of all Americans suffer from some type of sleep disruption. Whether you have full-blown insomnia or simply struggle getting to sleep sometimes, you may have considered a range of options to treat your sleep issues. Unfortunately, many common treatments for sleep problems can have a sedative effect, leaving you groggy and drowsy the next day.  We often get the question – is CBD one of those? Can CBD make you tired?

CBD is associated with getting a better night of sleep. Its sleep-promoting effects are likely due to its ability to relieve underlying conditions that cause sleep disruptions, like chronic pain and anxiety. CBD has very few side effects, and because it isn’t a sedative, it won’t make you tired during the day. In fact, studies have shown that some cannabinoids, like the raw form of CBD – CBDa – may actually make you more alert. With that said, there is no one size fits all.

Whether you are considering CBD to help you sleep better or to help alleviate symptoms of another issue, you don’t have to worry that taking CBD will make you drowsy. While the science on CBD is still emerging, it shows remarkable promise in a number of areas — and shouldn’t make you feel tired. If CBD is making you sleepy, it could be an indicator that you’ve taken more than your body can process and you may want to reduce your daily serving size.

What Is CBD?

Cannabidiol — more commonly referred to as CBD — is one of the primary cannabinoids that is found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds that interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for helping our bodies maintain stability or balance (known as homeostasis).

Research on CBD and the ECS is still developing. Scientists have speculated that CBD may bind to receptors within the ECS, or that it may boost the presence of endocannabinoids in people who have a deficiency. Whatever the underlying mechanism of action may be, preliminary research has demonstrated that CBD has the potential to boost health and wellness in a number of ways.  But is sleep one of them?

Can CBD Help Me Sleep?

CBD is used to help provide a balanced endocannabinoid system (ECS) may be useful in helping to combat insomnia, a sleep disorder that may make it hard to fall asleep, stay asleep, or both. Insomnia has a number of potential causes.

CBD may help with sleep by addressing the root cause of sleeplessness more than the sleep itself. For example, preliminary research suggests that CBD can help with anxiety and sleep issues. A 2019 study of 72 adults with anxiety and/or poor sleep found that the majority of patients experienced relief from both problems within the first month of taking CBD. Importantly, the study’s authors found that CBD has very few side effects, particularly in comparison to psychiatric drugs that are commonly used to address anxiety and sleep issues.

CBD is not a sedative. Instead, it may help people who struggle with sleep by providing relief for the issue that is causing their insomnia.  There are a number of CBD products on the market that are specifically targeted for sleep.  They will contain ingredients other than CBD to make you sleepy such as melatonin and chamomile.  Melatonin is not the best fit for everyone and many people are finding CBN to be an alternative.  What is CBN? CBN is one of the more than 100 minor cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.  They’re called “minor” because they occur in lower quantities. While CBD does not make you sleepy, but rather may help you stay asleep and wake feeling more well rested, CBN may make you sleepy. So, does CBD make you tired? Not generally, but other cannabinoids may.

Will CBD Make Me Tired During the Day?

Although taking CBD may help you fall asleep and stay asleep, when answering if CBD will make you tired during the day, it won’t cause grogginess during daytime hours. That is because — unlike many prescription and over-the-counter medications — CBD does not produce a sedative effect. Instead, it appears to interact with the ECS to reduce the symptoms of physical and mental health conditions (like anxiety) that are known to interfere with sleep.

More significantly, CBD and CBDa may actually promote wakefulness. According to a 2019 review, CBD may actually help to manage sleepiness. The authors found that CBD may increase alertness and may have therapeutic use for sleep disorders that cause excessive daytime sleepiness.

In 2017, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania found that low doses of CBD can have a stimulating effect, while higher doses can help individuals have a higher quality of sleep. When a person gets “better” sleep, they are less likely to be drowsy during the day.

Importantly, there is a significant difference between THC and CBD when it comes to both sleep and drowsiness. While THC may improve sleep during the short-term, it can have a sedative effect, leading to grogginess and drowsiness during the day.

In contrast, CBD shouldn’t make you tired during the day — and may even make you more alert. By allowing you to get a full night of high-quality sleep, you are less likely to be drowsy during the day when you take CBD. You may also find that you are more wakeful when taking CBD.

Could CBD Make Me Sleepy the Day After Taking It?

Some sleep aids, like melatonin, can leave you feeling groggy the next day.  Some even describe it as a melatonin “hangover” making it difficult to concentrate.  Luckily, that is not a concern with CBD – a CBD hangover isn’t a thing. CBD in your endocannabinoid system works to balance your body, aiding in that rhythm of being tired and being awake and energetic.

Considering CBD? We’re Here to Help.

If you’re one of the millions of Americans who struggle with sleep, CBD and other cannabinoids like CBN might help you get a good night of sleep by easing symptoms of the condition(s) that are interfering with your rest. Taking CBD won’t make you tired during the day. In low amounts, CBD may actually make you more alert.

Green Wellness Life offers a full range of high quality CBD products, each of which has been independently tested. We aren’t healthcare professionals and cannot diagnose or treat any medical condition, but we can offer you the latest research on the science of CBD. Be sure to consult with your doctor before adding CBD or any supplement to your routine.

If you’re interested in learning more about CBD, our CBD 101 is a great place to start. Rather talk to a real human? We’re happy to answer your questions via telephone, (888) 772-7875, or by email at support@greenwellnesslife.com.

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