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CBD 101 A Beginner’s Guide To CBD

May 12th, 2021 by Brandy Palmer

Cannabinoids, or compounds found in hemp and marijuana plants, are definitely a popular topic these days.  So what’s all the fuss about? What are these compounds and how do they work? How do I take them and how much do I take? And most importantly, what will it help me with? 

Whew, that’s a lot of questions. Let’s start with our bodies and the system that these compounds interact with. It is often assumed that the benefits derived from CBD and other cannabinoids are a result of introducing some substance not already found in the body to your system. This couldn’t be farther from the truth. Let’s talk it through. 

What is CBD?

Before diving into how cannabinoids interact with the body, it’s first important to have an understanding of what CBD is. CBD is a natural essential oil that is rich in nutrients and one of over 100 different cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Scientists are still researching cannabinoids and there may be more we haven’t yet identified. 

CBD can be found in all of the different types of cannabis plants, but it is more prominent in hemp plants where it makes up about 40% of the cannabinoids extracted from the plant. CBD is not psychoactive like THC, so it will not produce any kind of high. 

What is the ECS…Endocannabinoid System?

The Endocannabinoid System or “ECS,” is a system that provides the body with many similar cannabinoids to those of hemp oil. Cannabinoids are complex chemical compounds that act on receptors in cells. The hemp plant produces over 100 different cannabinoids (or phytocannabinoids); the human body (as well as other mammals) also naturally produces cannabinoids (or endocannabinoids). This means that your body already uses cannabinoids for many of its functions, such as regulating mood, appetite, pain-sensation, and memory. These cannabinoids promote homeostasis (balance) at every level of biological life. 

What do Cannabinoids do?

The function of cannabinoids in your body (regardless of whether they are naturally produced by your body or from a plant) is to act as receptors for cells. What these receptors do is act as conduits for messages from the brain to the cells. They are the “bridge” that enables your body to operate as it should. Because of this, they are essential for a healthy body, which includes memory, appetite, and mood.

While your body uses the endocannabinoids produced internally, it also reacts to phytocannabinoids from sources like cannabis and hemp. This is where CBD and other plant-based cannabinoid oils come in.

Endocannabinoid Receptors CB1 and CB2

The ECS is composed of two primary endocannabinoid receptors: CB1 (found predominantly in the brain, nervous system, and outlying organs and tissues) and CB2 (found predominantly in white blood cells, tonsils and spleen). Although CBD has low affinity for either of these receptors, it does interact with other nominal receptors with remarkable effects. For example, CBD activates the receptor GPR55, which has been shown to assist in treating pain and inflammation. CBD has also been shown as a partial agonist (which is a term referring to something that attaches to a cell receptor and causes an action to occur in that cell) to the 5-HT1A receptor, which may lead to cannabidiol’s anti-depressant, anti-anxiety, and neuro-protective effects.

Why take daily CBD?

Because the ECS is involved in the body’s communication with its cells and their functions (including repairs), cannabinoids are crucial for the body’s constant repair of cells and their functions – maintaining that balance. When more cannabinoids are introduced to this delicate system, they can stimulate the cells into functioning as the brain directs them to, and can facilitate healing where the body’s own ECS has failed. In this, it is clear that when the ECS is failing to do its job, phytocannabinoids from CBD oils can “pick up the slack” and act as receptors for cells that were malfunctioning due to a lack of endocannabinoids. This makes CBD crucial for maintaining (or, in many cases, restoring) a healthy balance of receptors in the body.

Isolate, Full Spectrum or Raw?

Finding the right CBD for your needs and body can be confusing. We answer customer questions all day long and we have found that there is no one size fits all. Each individual is different. So let’s take a look at the different forms of CBD: What is the difference between them? Who would use which version, and why?

Is CBD all that I want from the plant?

First of all, it’s important to understand that cannabidiol (CBD) is only one of the major compounds that are present in the cannabis plant – both hemp and marijuana. It happens to be one of the most studied compounds by scientists because of its powerful potential and the fact that it occurs in greater quantities in the plant than some of the other more than 80+ compounds. As evidence of its interest to scientists and researchers, CBD has been used in multiple pharmaceutical solutions. One of the most recent to be approved by the FDA is Epidiolex, a CBD-based drug used to treat childhood epilepsy.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil: A Rainbow of Compounds

Despite its fame, CBD is not the only major compound found in cannabis sativa. There are a range of other compounds that make up the plant. When we are talking about all of those compounds together, we use the term “full spectrum.” This is just another way to say “whole plant”. A full spectrum CBD oil means that manufacturers use the whole plant and all the cannabinoids that are naturally occurring as active ingredients in your product. 

Full-spectrum is unique in that it can introduce the user to the possible positive effects of the other components of cannabis working together, often referred to as the “entourage effect”. Though there are many different cannabinoids in the plant, here are a few of the better-known ones included in full spectrum products.

  • THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) – Full-spectrum CBD from the hemp plant does include trace amounts of THC, which is well-known as the psychoactive element of cannabis – or the part that makes you high. That THC level can’t be more a .3% concentration when coming from a hemp plant, so it has no psychoactive effect. There is technology that is isolating the THC out of some full spectrum products making it what is now being referred to as a “broad spectrum.” This means that it started as a full spectrum (whole plant) product, but the THC was isolated and removed. These products will usually specify 0 THC.
  •  CBN (Cannabinol) – This component of cannabis does not occur in as great a quantity, so we don’t know quite enough about it yet. What science is finding is exciting, though. Some early studies are showing that there may be real benefits for people struggling with sleep issues.
  • CBG (Cannabigerol) – Interestingly, CBG has been shown to stimulate growth of new brain cells and bone growth. These unusual properties make it a fascinating compound for researchers to study.
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) – THCV has a similar molecular structure to THC and is also psychoactive. Research is finding that it’s very similar to CBD as well, in working to balance and neutralize cells.

All of these compounds, and many more, interact in a full-spectrum product. Who would this form of CBD work for? A full-spectrum CBD oil would work great for someone who wants to work with all the elements of the cannabis plant for a holistic approach. It would be very useful for those who are interested in other compounds, like CBG and THCV, and their effects. We have often seen excellent results for people living with inflammatory pain. 

It’s important to keep in mind that unless clearly stated to be a 0% THC product, full spectrum products will likely contain a trace amount of THC. That legal limit, if coming from hemp, is 0.3%.  While it’s not likely that quantity would cause you to fail a THC drug test, it is possible. 

CBD Isolate

In a product made with a CBD Isolate, only one cannabis compound is present – CBD. It’s been individually extracted from the plant without any of the other cannabinoids, terpenes, or plant matter. Some might say that the isolate is missing some of the other compounds that make full-spectrum oil special. While this is true to an extent, there are plenty of reasons why someone might want just the CBD oil.

For one, maybe they’re only interested in specific CBD oil impact. If a customer has discovered that CBD works best alone to treat their particular disorder or ease their symptoms, then they would definitely want to stick with what works. Other people might feel uncomfortable with even trace amounts of THC. In this case, an isolate CBD is a perfect solution. 

Others may actually be allergic or have had bad reactions to other cannabinoids or plant matter. In this case, a CBD isolate would be the best choice.  Additionally, we have seen excellent results with isolate CBD for people looking for help with mood stabilization.  The other cannabinoids and plant matter aren’t usually as necessary to see a benefit there. 

Raw CBDA-CBD

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDA) is a chemical compound found in the resin glands (trichomes) of raw cannabis plants.” In this case, raw means unheated and uncured. Many of the conditions that respond with CBD also respond well to CBDA. There is a growing body of information that is talking about the benefits of raw or CBDA having a greater effect on people living with chronic pain. There is also a patent pending by GW Pharmaceuticals using CBDA in conjunction with CBD for anxiety and psychotic disorders.

Product Options

Now that you understand the way that the ECS works and the different processing types of products that come from cannabis plants, let’s talk about products. In short, CBD and it’s fellow compounds can come in pretty much any package type that you’re interested in – from chocolate to bath bombs to hemp flower. 

Pricing will vary but will be based on total milligrams of active ingredients per container.  When you see a 300mg lotion, that means that there are 300mg of cannabinoids in that whole bottle – not in each amount that you put on your skin.  You’ll see the same thing on a tincture, bottle of gummies, etc.  Those package sizes can vary as well.  Some are much more concentrated than others, so you may have the same amount of cannabinoids (your active ingredient) and a similar price point in a tiny 10ml bottle and a large 2oz bottle.  When you’re product shopping, you will want to look at that total strength per package as well as how much you’re going to take every day. 

We break it down into three main product categories – let’s talk them through: 

1) Topicals

These cover anything that you’re applying to your skin.  

  • Benefits in 15-30 minutes.  
  • The downside is that it won’t last as long – usually 4-6 hours.  
  • Topicals are a great fit when you’re dealing with a skin issue or are looking for inflammation relief at that site.  
  • Topicals won’t generally get into your bloodstream (with the exception of some CBD patch molecules that are small enough to do so).  
  • Intended to provide relief to the muscle, joint, and skin tissue.  
  • You can definitely use a topical along with a booster and a daily supplement. 
  • Use them where it hurts – when it hurts. Consistency isn’t key here.  

2) Boosters

Boosters avoid the digestive system to get to work quickly. 

  • Benefits in 15-30 minutes.
  • Like a topical, they get to work and then dissipate within 4-6 hours.  
  • Absorbed through your cheek or taken in through your lungs.  
  • The intent is to provide a bit of extra CBD on a day when you need it.
  • Use them as needed – consistency isn’t critical.  
  • As they are quick to leave your system, we wouldn’t recommend a booster as your only source of CBD and other cannabinoids. 

3) Daily Supplements

If you’re only going to take one type of cannabinoid, we would ask that you make it a daily supplement.  You’ll ingest these – and they come in all kinds of forms: 

Raw Oil

This is the plant extract in its most natural form – it’s likely been filtered 1 or more times and will taste grassy and earthy. Your serving size will be measured in paste quantity. We use the term “grains of rice.” Raw Oils will always be Full Spectrum. 

  • Pros: No additives, Flexible Serving Size
  • Cons: Difficult to Measure/Take, Earthy Flavor

Tincture

This is a liquid that you place under your tongue. It starts with the raw oil, but has a carrier oil and possibly flavoring added to it. Serving size will be measured in drops or dropperfulls. Tinctures can be Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum or Isolated CBD. 

  • Pros: Flexible Serving Size, Added Flavoring, Quick Sublingual Absorption 
  • Cons: Can be Difficult to keep Serving Size Consistent

Capsules/Softgels

Capsules and Softgels are encapsulated tincture.  Serving size will be measured in capsules. 

  • Pros: Consistent Serving Size
  • Cons: Lack of Flexibility in Serving Size

Edibles (Gummies, Candies or Chocolate)

These options take a raw oil or an isolated CBD powder and add it into a gummy, candy or chocolate recipe. Raw Oils taste earthy, so full spectrum edibles are harder to come by than more filtered options. Serving size would be measured per piece. 

  • Pros: Easy to take
  • Cons: Lack of Flexibility in Serving Size, Priciest Option

How Much Do I Take?

Our goal is always to see the best possible results with a minimal amount of stuff in your system.  We talk in terms of serving size rather than “dose” because CBD is considered a food supplement – not a drug. In our experience, most people see benefit between 15-50mg daily.  We do have customers that do well with 5mg daily, and others who need 100mg, but 15-50mg taken consistently is the standard. 

We know that when you’re hurting, it’s always tempting to take a high serving to feel better.  We encourage you to step away from that and start small.  Some people do very well with a small amount of CBD to get their body back into neutral. We all want to be that person! Start there and work up if you need to. CBD supplements are intended to work over time – not instantly.  Don’t jump your serving up on a bad day – that’s what boosters are for.  If you’re not consistent in your serving size, you may not see the benefits that you are hoping for.

Getting Started

If you’re new to CBD, here’s how we recommend getting started: 

  • Day 1-5: Start with 10-15mg daily
    • Be consistent with the time of day that you take it. Raw CBD can be energizing, so we recommend morning. 
    • Any supplements that are sleep aids should be taken 30-60 minutes before bed. 
    • We always encourage you to take CBD on a full stomach.
  • Day 6-10: If you aren’t seeing the benefits you’re looking for, double your daily serving to 20-30 mg. 
    • Stay consistent
  • Day 11+: As long as you are seeing some benefit, stay the course. 
    • You can continue to increase your serving as needed, giving your body a couple days to adjust
    • You’ve got cannabinoids in your system, so your adjustment time will be quicker
    • If you’re not sure if you are seeing benefits, stop taking it for 3-5 days. That’s enough time for you to see if there was a difference for your system. 

We love starting with a tincture (liquid) because that serving size is so flexible, but if you’re more comfortable with a gummy or a softgel, go with that! The best CBD for you is the one that you will take every day. I’ll say it again: The best CBD for you is the one that you will take every day

No One Size Fits All

Whatever your choice when it comes to CBD, it’s important to make sure you’re aware of your options, in both product type and serving size. What your body needs may change. Every system is unique. We know it’s hard to hear, but there truly is no one size fits all. At the end of the day, the best CBD for you is the one that you are most comfortable with and see the greatest benefit from. 

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Sore Muscles & CBD

May 3rd, 2021 by Brandy Palmer

The concept of May Day (May 1) dates way back to ancient agricultural rituals in Greece.  It’s traveled through medieval and modern Europe, to us here today – celebrating the return of Spring. Spring has definitely sprung – even here in West Michigan.  I definitely think we are all ready for the new life and growth that we’re seeing after what felt like the longest. Winter. Ever. At least since last year. 

What else comes with all this new life and growth? Our desire to get out into it!  We are definitely spending more time outdoors, both working and playing! We’re prepping gardens, cleaning up yards, playing spring sports.  You name it, we’re doing it.  If you’re anything like me, you hibernate a bit in the winter.  I’m moving my body less and camping on the couch more.  So when that Spring activity level kicks into gear, it’s a big change! Sometimes, it’s a big, painful change when those muscles and joints start getting stressed.  Luckily, I have CBD to help – and I’m hoping you do, too!

Why does CBD help with muscle aches and pains?

We’ve talked a great deal about the endocannabinoid system (ECS) over our blog history. The ECS works to promote balance in our bodies – keeping everything in neutral. It’s made up of a system of CB1 & CB2 receptors that cannabinoids can bind to. 

endocannabinoid system

CB1 receptors – found primarily in our central nervous system

CB2 receptors – found in peripheries like skin

Cannabinoids can bind to either receptor. The neutralizing effect that they have depends on where that receptor is located. So, if it’s a CB1 receptor in the brain, the result may be a reduction in anxiety. If it’s a CB2 receptor in a joint, neutralizing will mean pain and inflammation relief.  

Should I use CBD on the outside or inside?

Both! They even work really well together. 

  • Outside – Cannabinoids and our skin are primarily made up of lipids, so one melts quite nicely into the other. That allows you to get that anti-inflammatory right to the source of your pain. CBD applied to your skin gets to work quickly (within 15-30 minutes), and will last about 4-6 hours.  Lotions and balms don’t get all the way into your bloodstream – they stay local, working their neutralizing magic on those muscles and joints. 
  • Inside – Anything that you take in orally will get into your bloodstream and travel to those hard to reach receptors, resulting in internal pain and inflammation relief. Those capsules, liquids, gummies, etc will take more time to get to work for you (60-90 minutes) but they will bind and keep working for you for at least a full 24 hours.  

Do I have to take it all the time?

Yes, and no.  

  • In order for you to see the best results from an internal CBD, consistency is key.  You want to build up a reservoir that your ECS can keep tapping into.  When we’re talking about sore muscles and joints, CBD can really be taken “as needed.” It gets right to the source of the soreness quickly and easily – and doesn’t need to be taken every day.  You’ll just want to reach for it after a long day in your yard spreading that mulch or pulling those weeds. 

We’re not the only ones coming out of hibernation in the spring – the birds and the bees and the flowers and the trees are, too! (Isn’t that a song?) That means a return to bug bites and allergies.  Good times! Luckily, CBD can help there, too. Those same salves that can sink in and soothe sore muscles can offer a break for irritated skin. Anytime that you are looking for a skin soother, pay close attention to those ingredients.  You want to keep the list limited and it’s generally a good idea to avoid things you can’t pronounce! Stick to natural options.  The last thing we want to happen is to irritate the skin more when we’re trying to soothe it.  Make sure that you have a great natural bug spray in your arsenal as well.  You’ll need it for your celebration of spring. Happy May Day! 

Do you have any great tips for soothing tired muscles or angry skin? We’d love to hear them and we’re always here to help! You can find us on social media, live chat, by email at support@greenwellnesslife.com or by phone at 616-275-1039 (toll free 888-772-7875)  Stay well!


CBD Deals On Groupon: Are They Safe?

October 8th, 2020 by Brandy Palmer

Brandy Selfie By Brandelle Palmer GWL Founder/Owner

Like many of you, I love to check out Groupon.  It can be a great way to score a deal and try a new restaurant or fun activity.  But is it a great place to buy CBD? That was the question we wanted to answer.  We were so interested that we made a video of our findings. Complete with poorly trained (is there any other kind?) cats moseying in and out of the frame.  You’d rather read about it? You’re a person after my own heart. So let’s dive in! 

Intro to CBD

If you’re new to CBD, you may be wondering what all the fuss is about.  I’m impressed that you’re still reading, so let’s talk that through.  Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of more than 100 compounds found in both hemp and marijuana plants.  CBD and THC (the compound that is psychotropic) occur in higher percentages than many of the other compounds(cannabinoids), so we know the most about them.  However, we’re learning more about those minor cannabinoids every day.  For now though, CBD is a pretty big deal.  The global market is expected to exceed $2.1 billion dollars this year.  That’s a lot of people finding benefits.  Read the rest of this entry »


Panacea Has A New Look

September 10th, 2020 by Brandy Palmer

Panacea Has A New LookBrandy SelfieBy Brandelle Palmer GWL Founder/Owner

Here at Green Wellness, we have known and loved the Panacea line for years. Panacea Life Sciences was founded on the philosophy that cultivating everyday wellness requires nature, nurture, and a healthy dose of science. Their team comes from a background that includes medical, pharmaceutical and agricultural industries. They’ve taken that knowledge and used it to develop a number of products that we carry at GWL. Let’s start at the beginning with farming.

The Panacea Life Sciences Way

The Panacea supply chain starts with their Colorado farm where they say their “experienced growers use certified organic practices, Rocky mountain spring water and Colorado sunshine to cultivate the highest quality hemp around.” Once the hemp comes out of the ground, it’s heated, filtered, and tested to ensure proper potency and terpene distribution. That extracted product then goes into a wide range of products, including tinctures, capsules and fast acting tabs.

So, if Panacea isn’t new to us and their farming and testing practices haven’t changed, why are we talking about them? Good question. The short answer is that Panacea is growing and they’ve updated their product name and labeling to grow with them.

Introducing Pana Health!

Panacea Life will now be known simply as Pana. That’s being done to incorporate a number of divisions:

  • Pana Health
  • Pana Sport
  • Pana Pet
  • Pana Beauty

Product HighlightsPana Health Daily 50mg Softgels

At GWL, our focus is on the Pana Health Products. Those include three softgel options and a fast tab.

  • Pana Health Daily Softgels

    Pana Health Daily CBD Softgels are a powerful higher strength option for people who are looking to include a whole plant CBD product in their daily regimen. These are intended to be time release and contain peppermint and coconut oil to avoid an earthy aftertaste.

  • Pana Health PM Softgels

    Pana Health PM 25mg SoftgelsPana Health PM Softgels are a terrific sleep option, containing whole plant CBD and 5 mg of Melatonin per softgel. The idea is that the Melatonin will put you to sleep and the CBD will keep you there, allowing you to awake feeling more energized and ready for a new day.

  • Pana Health Fast Tabs

    Pana Health F.A.S.T. 25mg Sublingual Tablets

    Pana Health Fast Tabs are the only product in this line that we carry that are 0 THC. They are also one of our favorite boosters. Fast Tabs are absorbed by the lining of our cheek rather than your digestive system, allowing them to get to work much more quickly. They’re a quick “boost” of CBD in your day.

Labeling Changes

Old Packaging New Packaging

Old and New Packaging
If you’ve purchased the Panacea line from us before, you’ll notice a change in the strength on the labels as well. The Panacea team believes in full label disclosure and prides themselves in keeping the whole plant intact. As a result, their labels stated the total cannabinoid content – not just the CBD quantity. While that stance is great for product information, it’s not commonly used. It’s much more popular to state strictly the CBD content. In an effort to better align with the industry standard, Panacea has made that shift as well. While those labels will read a little differently, the product in the bottles has not changed. Lab Test Result

Pana Health products have also gotten a little more affordable, which is a great thing! We find that our manufacturers who are truly managing the line from seed to shelf have the ability to better control and reduce costs, enabling us to pass on those savings to our customers. It’s a win/win for sure!

What’s Next?

We look forward to watching Panacea continue to grow and change. We know that there is no one size fits all where CBD is concerned. We’d love to help you determine if Panacea’s Pana Health line is YOUR best fit. We’re available by phone at 888-772-7875/616-275-1039 or by email at support@greenwellnesslife.com. Stay well and we hope to hear from you soon!


Method Organics

July 22nd, 2020 by Brandy Palmer

Brandy Selfieby Brandelle Palmer 
Founder and Owner of Green Wellness Life

Why We Love Method Organics 

While I’ve lived in Southwest Michigan for the majority of my adult life, I was actually born in Vermont.  I love the mountains, the lake and maple syrup.  We have to – it’s in our blood.  That last one is actually how Method Organics got my attention. We’ve tried a lot of things, but CBD infused maple syrup was a first for us.  And let me tell you, it’s everything I hoped it would be.

Northeast Hemp Commodities, the team behind the Method Organics line, began its journey into the world of hemp in April of 2018. They manage the hemp process from the field to the shelf.  Their journey started as a group of friends with a summer project. Sam was an avid CBD user and a dairy farmer and Tylor was an entrepreneur and a CBD advocate. They had the knowledge to start the farming process, but called on the experts within their social group when it came time to harvest, process and expand. The start of this business also cultivated new friendships and built up the community of Middlebury, Vermont.

It is More Than Just CBD

The Method Organics team also focuses on more than just CBD, with an emphasis on growing high CBG strains of hemp.  What’s CBG, you ask?  Cannabigerol, or CBG, is considered a “minor” cannabinoid, meaning one of the 100+ compounds that occurs in hemp and marijuana plants at a percentage of 1% or less. Hemp and marijuana produce cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), as the precursor or “parent” compound to THC and CBD, along with all of those minor compounds.  Plant enzymes break down that CBGA and turn it into either a THC or CBD/CBG compound.  Plants higher in THC will be lower in the other cannabinoids and vice versa.  Farmers are taking this information and using it to modify specific strains in order to encourage higher CBG strains, for it’s promise in acting on specific physiological systems and problems.  There are studies linking the coupons to a host of potential therapeutic uses, including everything from treating glaucoma to killing drug resistant bacteria.

What is CBG?

Like CBD, CBG is non-intoxicating.  So why hasn’t it experienced the same rapid growth as CBD? In short, it’s difficult and expensive to produce, so much so that it’s been dubbed “the Rolls-Royce of cannabinoids.”  It can take thousands of pounds of bulk hemp to produce a small amount of CBG isolate.  If the CBG content of a hemp crop is 20% CBD / 1% CBG, you’ll need 20x the hemp to manufacture CBG versus CBD.

Check Out New Products From Method Organics

CBD/CBG 1:1 Pre-RollsHemp Flower Pre-Rolls

Even with those known barriers, the Method Organics team felt that the benefit was worth it and went to work on hemp genetics. The result has been a myriad of products including salve, tinctures and hemp flower that are focused on CBG.  At GWL, we’ve onboarded one of these – the 1:1 Flower Pre-Rolls.  This is our first foray into smokable hemp flower and we’re definitely getting great feedback.  Hannah is our smoker in the office.  She states that…<insert detail>.  These pre rolls are hand filled with 100% hand trimmed CBD and CBG 1:1 hemp flower grown in Vermont and rolled in all natural rice paper.  Every harvest is hang dried and slow cured to ensure an enjoyable hit with every puff.  They come in a three pack and are very reasonably priced.

Water Soluble Tincture

Method Organics CBD Beverage DropsIn addition to the pre-rolls, we’ve onboarded another really cutting edge product from Method Organics – the water soluble tincture.  Traditionally, tinctures are an oil base.  We all know the adage that you can’t mix oil and water.  If you add a traditional oil based tincture to your coffee or orange juice, it won’t fully mix with your beverage.  You may even end up with some of that CBD stuck to your glass instead of in your system. Nobody wants that to happen – enter water soluble tinctures.  In order to manufacture these tinctures, the oil molecule is actually altered to convert an oil to a salt, allowing it to mix with a liquid.  There are additional differences as well.  A water soluble option will likely absorb into your body more quickly, but it may not last as long in your system.  It’s also a great fit for anyone with a sensitive digestive system as oil can be more difficult to digest. This Isolate tincture is THC free and utilizes water soluble CBD and CBG extracts in a liquid form to enhance the cannabinoid absorption.  This tincture can be added to any beverage great value at $59.99 for a 1000mg bottle.

Oil Based Peppermint Tincture

Method Organics CBD Oil Drops We’ve also onboarded the more traditional 1000mg oil-based tincture.  This organic, vermont grown full spectrum tincture infused in MCT oil has a a great peppermint flavor and again, an outstanding value at $44.99 for 1000mg.  You can’t go wrong with this one!

CBD Maple Sticks

CBD Maple SticksThe fourth product we’ve brought on from Method Organics are the maple sticks.  Shocker, I know.  What can I say – they’re a fun, delicious way to get in 25mg of CBD. Sometimes I use them as an afternoon pick me up.  Nothing says “happy” like Maple Syrup!

We’re loving this homegrown line from the great state of Vermont – can’t wait for you to try it!


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