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Hemp Laws on the Horizon

February 22nd, 2021 by Hannah Laing

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Let’s get political: Hemp laws

It’s time to do a thing that seems risky in the United States: talk about politics. Before you close your browser and try to forget that electoral politics exist (for sanity’s sake), take a few deep breaths and read these next words: I am not going to talk about the election or political parties. What we will be focusing on is the new administration’s policy regarding CBD and, to a lesser extent, cannabis in general. 

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Let’s start with a couple key points:

  1. First, before we begin, I think it is important to understand where we are now, as of February 2021, fifteen states and the District of Columbia have fully legalized cannabis and marijuana.
  2. Two of those states, South Dakota and Montana, have delayed voter-approved legalization with hearings in court and funding withdrawal, respectively.
  3. Federally, THC is illegal, while CBD and hemp-derived products (from the body of the plant, not the flower or seeds) are legal. This distinction will come into play later.
  4. States that have fully legalized cannabis and marijuana and twenty-seven states have legalized the medicinal use of cannabis.

So Is federal legalization on the way? Let’s take a look at the political environment surrounding cannabis.

The Potential Future of Cannabis Legislation

The stance of the current administration is positive. The vice president is from California, a state that recognizes marijuana as recreationally legal, and also regards other cannabis products as fully legal. As for the president, he has neither been a vocal advocate or opponent of federal-level legalization. It is important to note, however, that some of his appointees have track records that are favorable to cannabis: Assistant Secretary of HHS Dr. Rachel Levine and former California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to head HHS. 

Not just the White House – Marijuana Reform Bills In Congress

One of the largest developments in news relating to federal-level legalization comes from Congress. Senate majority leader, Charles Schumer, has brought forth reform bills that seek to federally de-schedule marijuana, reinvest tax revenues from sales into communities, and expunge criminal records for possession. This bill, known as the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, passed in the House of Representatives last year, but failed to pass in the Senate.

It is likely that, given another vote, it would pass both houses. If it did so, not only would all cannabis and related products be federally legal (recreationally and otherwise), but research could be conducted in universities without the red tape that currently exists, banks could loan money to businesses eager in operating in the cannabis industry, and farming and shipping would become far easier as legal status at state level would no longer be a concern. 

In addition to this, Schumer has also stressed the importance of making sure that the FDA does not overregulate the industry upon legalization, allowing businesses to operate without excessive government interference. It is unlikely that Biden would veto any of the above proposals if they were to make it to his desk. 

USDA’s Final Rule on Hemp In limbo?

Upon entering office, the Biden administration put out a memo asking all federal agencies to “consider postponing” all rules that have not yet taken effect for 60 days. One of these rules is the USDA’s final rule on hemp, which largely affects harvesting, processing, and growing across the United States. Some of the regulations included within the USDA report are: 

  • an expanded harvest window time from 15 days to 30;
  • alternative options for disposing of or remediating hemp that tests above the compliant THC level;
  • an increased standard of negligence from 0.5% to 1% THC. This means hemp that tests above 0.3% but below 1% THC will not be considered a negligent violation, but it will still need to be disposed of or remediated.

It will take some time before consumers and farmers can know the regulations that will govern their industry, due to the postponing of rules such as these. 

Hemp Laws: Where CBD stands (and why legalization of marijuana is in your best interest)

Fortunately, CBD is federally legal. Regulations and logistics can be complicated at times, but businesses can operate (and some thrive) so long as they follow regulations. But a lot of related industries (and research) are hindered by federal scheduling of cannabis and marijuana.

  • Feel like CBD helps you with pain, but would like more information on why that is, medically? Federal scheduling of cannabis and marijuana places a lot of red tape around universities and institutions that want to use the substance for research purposes.
  • Wish your CBD products were cheaper? Banks fear loaning money to farms and manufacturers that deal with cannabis due to federal policy, thus restricting business growth.
  • Want products that are safe and include the ingredients that they claim? The FDA cannot approve anything that would be in opposition to federal law. So, even if you do not want to use marijuana, the de-scheduling of cannabis (with high THC content) benefits you as a CBD customer. While separate in terms of use, they are legally and economically related.

Stay Informed

Rules and regulations governing cannabis in the United States seem to constantly change, especially in the past few years. We might even have federally legalized marijuana within the next year. Anything could happen. Here at Green Wellness, we will work to keep you updated and aware of all the major news and information that we believe you need to make healthy and informed decisions. As always, If you’d like to learn more or have additional questions, press the live chat button, call us at (888) 772-7875 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST),  fill out our online contact form, or visit our storefront if you’re local!


CBD Benefits For Pets

February 15th, 2021 by Hannah Laing

Pets and CBD

Many of us use CBD daily as a supplement to help us with recurrent problems. What if we could do the same with our pets? Well, as surprising as it may be, there are more similarities between humans and pets (when it comes to CBD) than one would first assume. For example, did you know that your pet has a similar endocannabinoid system to the one found in your body? Or that many pet owners report seeing improvement in their pet’s anxiety, seizures, pain, inflammation skin issues, allergies while using full-spectrum hemp products? Here at Green Wellness Life, we believe in informed decisions and using all available knowledge to better our lives and the lives of our pets. 

Your pet’s endocannabinoid system

Just like the human body, the body of your cat or dog has an endocannabinoid system. In fact, ECS are widespread in mammals, and your pet is no exception. However, despite the knowledge that most mammals possess an ECS, little else is known about how they function in animals commonly interacted with in our daily lives. Currently (and understandably), most research into animal ECS focuses on canines. We really want to know more about man’s best friend!

But hold on. If we don’t know that much about the ECS in other mammals, how can we be confident using supplementary CBD? There was a key word in that question that clues us into how we can supplement the diets of our furry friends safely: mammals. Humans are mammals, just like dogs and cats, and our ECS works the same way, chemically. Therefore, with a little caution, we can infer that supplementary CBD will act on the system in a similar manner. We will have to do this until more studies on mammalian ECS are published. 

Full-Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate

Most anecdotes from pet owners (and many veterinarians) state that full-spectrum products work best with their pets. While CBD isolate products will have some effect (and are better for anxiety in pets), the entourage effect from multiple cannabinoids found within full-spectrum products is best suited to interact with your pet’s ECS.

That doesn’t mean that a full spectrum product is always the best fit for you and your pet. The same reasons a person would take a broad spectrum tincture, your pet might want to do the same. Broad spectrum pet tinctures can be beneficial when trying to find similar benefit to a full spectrum product but without those trace amounts of THC. The Social CBD pet tinctures are a higher strength, 750mgs, to account for the likely increase in serving size to find the same benefit.

Moreover, isolate tinctures may be more beneficial when addressing a pet’s anxiety or looking for mood stabilization. Medterra Pets CBD tinctures are an isolate and also 750mgs to account for the likely higher serving size needed to find benefit, similar to a full spectrum product. Just keep in mind that isolates aid your pet’s anxiety and moo, and full-spectrum product assists with your pet’s inflammation, pain, and also mood, with broad spectrum pet product being somewhere in the middle.

Tips on how to best help your pet

Before taking any action, talk to your veterinarian. While they may not be as informed on how CBD can help your pet, asking them questions about your pet’s body and how it functions can never be a bad thing. In the process of learning more about your pet, your veterinarian may decide to look into CBD to see what the potential benefits are! Here are some tips to keep in mind when helping your pet with CBD:

  1. Ensure you are using a high-quality product.
  2. Start small we recommend 1mg per every 10 pounds to start.  CBD must be given daily to see full benefits.  After 5 to 7 days at the lowest serving size you can increase by doubling if your pets are not experiencing relief.  You should continue this process increasing every 5 to 7 days until benefits are found.
  3. You can administer CBD to the gums, or ingesting CBD through treats, capsules or oil in their food. 
  4. Keep in mind placing the CBD oil on food if your pet isn’t a good eater will not allow for the greatest absorption level, therefore, decreasing the best result.  So choose delivery mechanism based on your pets habits. We can help for those difficult pets, so reach out.
  5. Monitor your pet closely and record the effects in a journal. Even if there are small differences, you will be more likely to notice them if they are written down.
  6. Consult with an expert or veterinarian who has experience in the field.

Pretty simple, right? 

 Just keep in mind that your pet has a system like yours. If you wouldn’t put it in your body, then why would you give it to your pet? I have found that this is one of the easiest rules to follow regarding CBD for pets. In fact, most CBD products for pets have been rated for humans as well (I say this as I shamelessly think of the CBD peanut butter in my pantry that was manufactured for dogs. I don’t own a dog.). 

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We all love our pets. If you have an issue and you’re unsure of whether or not CBD can help, feel free to contact us. We would love to help out a fellow pet-owner, especially in our area of expertise. Even if your pet is doing great and has no issues whatsoever, we would still love to see cute photos of your dog or cat (or other) on our social media accounts! 

As always, If you’d like to learn more or have additional questions, press the live chat button, call us at (888) 772-7875 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., EST), or fill out our online contact form. We cannot wait to see you and your furry friend!  Here are a couple of GWL’s staff babies!

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Covid-19 Relief Bill Impacting Vape

January 26th, 2021 by Hannah Laing

Recent Legal Changes Affecting CBD Vape Products

The legal status of CBD vape has always been somewhat complicated. Why is that? In large part because, in the eyes of most lawmakers, CBD vapes are no different from traditional tobacco and nicotine vapes. It is because of this egregious error in classification, and poor drafting in the most recent Covid-19 relief bill, that as of late April, CBD vapes can no longer be easily shipped.  Past legislation has recognized the difference between nicotine and non-nicotine vapes.  This legislation is intentionally broad enough to include both. 

Can they still be shipped at all? Yes, but with much more difficulty now. By including vaping products within the recent act, Congress has stipulated that manufacturers and retailers will be banned from shipping vaping products to adult consumers using the USPS within the next 120 days. All orders of vaping products will be required to ship using an alternate, considerably more expensive service that verifies the recipient of a package is at least 21 years old. Furthermore, starting 90 days after enactment, all Internet and mail-order retailers will be required to file voluminous monthly reports with State, Native tribes, and local governments disclosing the identity, address, and product orders of all customer orders to their jurisdiction.  We at Green Wellness Life are committed to customer privacy and are not comfortable with this reporting. 

Congress explained the inclusion of this in the Coivid-19 bill by using the narrative of protecting children from online vape sales (the title of the original Congress bill containing this text was the Preventing Online Sales of E-Cigarettes to Children Act – also referred to as PACT), despite the fact that it is already illegal under federal law to ship vaping products to minors. And, it is not as if there is a lack of enforcement of the current law; the FDA has regularly cracked down on businesses that sell or have sold to minors through mail. Additionally, while many retailers have been taking advantage of the USPS’ ID delivery confirmation service for years, the bill effectively ends this program. 

The PACT Act requires online retailers to collect state/local taxes before shipping orders, register with the federal government, and provide detailed information on a monthly basis to the tax department of each state it ships too – including the names and addresses of each customer. As USPS would be banned from shipping vape products, companies (like ours) would be forced to either use UPS/FedEx (and FedEx will be ending all shipping of vape products in March of 2021), or wait for our customers to come into the store to purchase vape products in person. 

So why was this provision added to the Covid-19 relief bill? Likely for the same reason that a lot of other, non-pertinent legislation was stuffed in at the last minute. But, even ignoring the ethics of this, the official stated purpose of this section was to reduce vaping of nicotine products in minors. What the supporters of this section failed to mention is that less than 6% of youth report buying vapor products online, according to the CDC’s 2018 National Youth Tobacco Survey. Most young people report getting vapor products and other age-restricted products from friends, family, and informal sources.

What Steps Can You Take?

First, you are always welcome to read the wording of the bill that led to this. That is one benefit of our government: information is accessible, just not always easy to find. The links are here: 

Next, if you feel that this change in the rules is unfair and unnecessary, you can contact your representative or senator and voice this concern. Don’t know who that is? No worry! You can easily look up that information using one of these two tools:

Don’t worry too much about the format if you opt to send them a letter or an email. Just make sure to be professional, brief, focused on your topic, and to state your concern multiple times. It needs to be urgent and needs to highlight your concern as a voter. You don’t need to convince them with fancy rhetoric, or give them a presentation on why they should rescind this section of the bill. Just show them that you are passionate and why this matters to you.

Final thoughts

We really hope that you can work with us to point out to representatives and senators that this bill is damaging and does not protect those whom it is designed to protect. It is because of this bill (and the associated increase in shipping cost) that, as of this point in time, we plan to cease all shipment of vape products in April. It is simply too invasive and expensive. We don’t want to stop offering this service to you, but our hands are tied. Help us untie them by contacting your member of Congress. And, as always, feel free to reach out to us through email, social media, or phone. We would love to hear your opinion on this information.


What Are CBN, CBG, and CBDA?

January 17th, 2021 by Hannah Laing

 

 

QuintonBy Quinton Charles, Op-Ed Blogger

New acronyms?

While we typically associate cannabis with two cannabinoids (THC and CBD), there are dozens upon dozens of other, rarer, cannabinoids contained within each plant. So why don’t we hear more about these other chemical compounds? Their rarity. Most cannabis plants will contain only around 1% in mass of all the minor cannabinoids. In fact, this is why you don’t see isolates sold of CBN, CBDA, and CBG; they are too costly to isolate and sell at profit. 

But, despite their low concentrations in cannabis, they do have potential benefits to bodily wellness and their positive effects can be understood with a little reading and curiosity. Shall we delve deeper into three of the more common of these rare cannabinoids?

CBN: THC Transformed

Our first cannabinoid is CBN, which is a compound that arises when THC is subjected to high heat or light for long periods of time. This transformation is why cannabis with high levels of CBN has usually undergone oxidation or aging. It goes from being THC-9 (C21H30O2) to CBN (C21H26O2) by losing four Hydrogen molecules. 

But that sounds like a lot of confusing chemistry. What are the benefits of CBN and why should you care to know more about it? Before we continue to discuss the potential benefits and uses of CBN (in and out of the body), it needs to be understood that there is limited research on this compound. Only a handful of studies demonstrating CBN use in the human body have been published, and most current research focuses on its effects in mice (which, to these studies’ defense have remarkably similar nervous systems to humans. Who knew?)

The first use I want to focus on is the use of CBN as an antibacterial compound. In lab settings, CBN was tested on strains of MRSA bacteria that are resistant to traditional antibiotics. Researchers found it to be a potent antibacterial agent against these resistant strains. Perhaps in the future, we will see CBN used as a replacement for some antibiotic pairings. 

It may also have uses as a neuroprotectant. In one rodent study, researchers used CBN as a treatment for ALS and found that it was able to delay the onset of the condition. While further studies need to be conducted to determine if this effect is also seen in humans, these findings suggest that CBN may provide a powerful tool in the fight against ALS and other neurodegenerative conditions.

In other rodent studies, CBN increased the amount of food that rat subjects ate, suggesting that it could be an effective appetite stimulant. Since some avoid THC (another well-known appetite stimulant) due to its intoxicating effects, CBN could potentially offer an alternative for those seeking benefit without the high—but more research is needed.

Likely the most common recent application of this specific compound, however, has been to address those sleepless nights that I’m sure we are all too familiar with. CBN has long been associated with drowsiness. In the world of hemp and cannabis, there is a quote from Steep Hill, a cannabis laboratory, that is frequently used when describing CBN’s sedative effects. They claimed that the consumption of 2.5mgs to 5mgs pf CBN had the same level of sedation as a mild sedative, with a relaxed body sensation. More research is needed and Green Wellness does not diagnose, prescribe, or treat, but the potential sleep benefits are simply too good to ignore. With CBN sleep gummies, tinctures, and even capsules with higher levels of CBN, if interested there are lots of mechanisms to potentially benefit from the compound.

CBG: Decarboxylated CBGA

The CBG cannabinoid originally stems from CBGA. After undergoing an oxidation process, it becomes CBG, a compound that can directly interact with the endocannabinoid system of the body. 

One of the challenges of using CBG comes from the prohibitive cost of sourcing it. As a cannabis plant ages, more and more of the initial cannabinoids oxidize and turn into the common cannabinoids of CBD and THC. CBG, on the other hand, never comprises a significant proportion of the cannabinoids within a harvest of cannabis. 

This being said, despite the cost, difficulties of sourcing, and insufficient human research, CBG has been found to interact with the body’s CB1 and CB2 receptors, having a strong affinity for the CB2 receptor. These receptors regulate physiological processes such as mood, pain response, and appetite. More research is needed, however, as CBG appears to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid receptors differently than either THC or CBD, producing unique physiological effects.

While there’s an abundance of awareness around the major cannabinoids THC and CBD, less is known about CBG.  CBG shares some similarities with CBD: it seems to be anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial. However, CBG also boasts its own unique set of properties, offering potential therapeutic benefits such as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease and glaucoma in animal tests. I know I’m a broken record here, but, more research is needed (especially in humans). 

CBDA: CBD’s Precursor 

I think it is fair to say that, if you are a regular customer of ours, you know quite a good deal about CBD. Even if you don’t take it regularly, it seems that CBD has entered into the public consciousness these days (with many misunderstandings abounding). But where does CBD come from? The easy answer is the cannabis plant, which is mainly true. But were you aware that there is a chemical precursor to CBD? That precursor is CBDA. 

So how does CBDA become CBD? With heat and time. Think of CBDA as the “raw” form of CBD. In fact, a lot of people will take CBDA in capsules, tinctures, and topicals to get that raw form into their daily diet. We’ve definitely got more options for CBDA than CBG or CBN. Green Wellness carries many CBDA products with brands like Endoca, Plus CBD, Entourage CBD, and Hemplucid. But what are the benefits of this?

Your CB1 and CB2 receptors are the primary nodes in your body for actively making use of CBD, both that which you take as a supplement and that which is naturally produced within your body. CBDA doesn’t work in this way. Instead, CBDA interacts with the endocannabinoid system by inhibiting the cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) enzyme. COX-2 enzymes are associated with inflammation after an injury or infection. By blocking COX-2 enzymes, CBDA can relieve inflammation and associated pain.

In one rodent study, scientists found CBDA affected levels of serotonin, a chemical produced by nerve cells to aid in signaling between cells. Serotonin is vital to core human functions like motor skills, sleeping, eating, digestion, and emotions. However, excess serotonin, which often is associated with stressors like chemotherapy, can cause nausea and vomiting. Vomiting can be controlled with medications, but nausea is harder to treat. But do not despair yet if you are a chemo patient! Scientists have demonstrated that CBDA can affect the body’s 5-HT serotonin-producing receptors, hinting at a potential use for CBDA as a medication for chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV) and other conditions that induce these symptoms. However, more research is needed.

We will keep you updated!

One recurrent theme throughout this blog was that more research was needed. While THC and CBD are gaining popularity, and the institutional barriers to research using these compounds are removed, it is important to keep in mind that there is a lot that is either not understood or is poorly understood about cannabis in relation to the human body. We will try to keep you up to date on relevant and recent research so that you can make informed decisions and purchases, and we always invite you to get in touch with us with any questions that you may have. 

As always, we hope that this was informative, and would love to hear from you on our social media accounts, our email, or on our phone lines. If you are ready to explore the world of CBD, give us a call at 888-772-7875, fill out an online contact form, or press the live chat button to speak with one of our experts.


Broad Spectrum CBD Product Reviews

January 5th, 2021 by Hannah Laing

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By: The GWL Team

What Does Broad Spectrum Mean?

There is a lot of jargon in the CBD world and it can easily become confusing. Luckily, we are always here to clear some things up. When I first started learning about CBD I didn’t know that there are 3 different types of CBD products: Isolate, Broad Spectrum and Full Spectrum.

  • An Isolate product has only the CBD cannabinoid present
  • A Full Spectrum product has all 120+ cannabinoids present
  • A Broad Spectrum product meets somewhere in the middle

A Broad Spectrum product will always have the THC and the THC variants removed, but there are a lot of other cannabinoids and plant matter that may or may not be present. To be considered a Broad Spectrum, however, there needs to be at least another cannabinoid present, besides CBD. We carry all 3 types of CBD products in tinctures, capsules, edibles, and even boosters. Broad Spectrum products may be a great fit for those looking to find the benefits that other cannabinoids may offer but cannot have those trace amounts of THC. All of us in the GWL team utilize Broad Spectrum products for one reason or another. Below are our reviews of some Broad Spectrum products that we use and carry.

Brandy Reviews WYLD Gummies:

WYLD CBD GummiesThe Broad Spectrum product that I took a look at for this article are the WYLD gummies. WYLD offers four gummy flavors – Blackberry, Huckleberry, Lemon & Raspberry. Here at GWL, we carry the Lemon and Raspberry, but we’ve found all four options to be delish. They’re vegan and gluten-free, which is huge. They are pectin based, therefore less likely to melt in the heat than gelatin. Pectin also makes them a different consistency than a gelatin base. They remind me more of a gummy vitamin than a gummy candy. They’re a nice strength – 25 mg per gummy – and a rectangle shape, which makes them easy to cut in half if you want to start smaller. Those are all good things. Now on to the less good. The quantity per bottle is 20. That’s annoying as you’ll need 2 bottles to cover a month if taking a full serving size. Effectivity is another area to consider. I take CBD for mood more than pain. I find a serving of about 30mg daily to be a good fit for me and I go back and forth between products as we are always trying something new. With that said, I did find that I needed to take 2 of the gummies rather than just one. 1 ½ may have done the trick, but I was a little lazy and just went 2. I wasn’t sleeping as well with one and noticed that my neck and shoulders were twinging more. My team also said I was crabby – we’ll take that with a grain of salt. Why would I need a little more? Let’s talk about that. 

In the world of CBD, Broad Spectrum is middle ground, so this end product should give you full-spectrum benefits without the THC. But, does it? In my experience, that’s a firm “maybe.” The processing to separate and extract plant material removes the end result from that plant in the ground and we have found, time and time again that the whole plant works best for people living with pain. Can you get there without the THC? We believe that you can, but you’ll likely have to take a higher serving size – maybe even 2-4 times as much – making it an expensive option. 

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Cara Reviews Koi Tinctures:

When I first started working for Green Wellness Life I knew nothing about CBD and cannabinoids. As I began to learn and experiment with different products I met the KOI representative at a trade show. I immediately loved the flavor, brand and the quality of the product. I started taking it daily and saw marked improvement with mood and with an old shoulder injury. The KOI Broad Spectrum orange tincture was my go to tincture for close to a year. It comes in several great flavor options including lemon lime, strawberry, orange and spearmint. With many different strength options starting at 500mg, 1000mg and 2000mgs all in 1fl ounce bottles so  you can’t complain about cannabinoid strength per bottle! It is easy to take and one of the most delicious tinctures I have tasted with strength options for many different user needs. If you are committed to a 0 THC product, Koi is a great choice. 

I have since graduated to a full spectrum tincture with all of the cannabinoids including the .3% THC. I have found the full spectrum (I am not using KOI personally any longer) to be much more beneficial for my aging body and many old ski injuries. However, KOI Broad Spectrum Tincture is still the tincture I recommend when someone is looking for a great flavored, 0 THC option; especially when someone is looking for assistance with pain and inflammation. It is reasonably priced, tastes great and one of my favorite Broad Spectrum products to this date. 

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David Reviews Lift Sleep Drops:

Lift CBD Sleep dropsI had the pleasure of being able to review Lift CBD’s Calming Honey Sleep Drops. Before getting into the product itself, I want to start my review with the brand. Lift has developed a very modern and clean brand that is evident with their logo, and carries over into all of their packaging. I know they say not to choose a book based on its cover, but one of the things that initially attracted me to Lift products was their branding and design. The beauty of the packaging drew me in, but it was the quality of the product that really sold me.

Some people aren’t keen on the taste of CBD, which can often be described as earthy in nature. Even with flavored tinctures, you can sometimes pick up on that earthy flavor, which may not be for everyone. However, Lift’s Sleep Drops are infused with honey – making them very sweet. I really enjoy the taste of this tincture and it’s something I look forward to taking, which makes all the difference.

Lift recommends taking the sleep tincture about 30 minutes before you want to fall asleep. The claim for the product was that the combination of melatonin, CBD, CBN, and vitamin B6 would help me get to sleep faster. I followed the instructions on the package and found that their claims were valid. Just a few minutes after my head hit the pillow every night I could feel myself drifting off to sleep. There was no restless tossing and turning before bed while using the drops. Another unexpected benefit I found was that the drops seemed to keep me sleeping longer. I rent out an extra bedroom in my house via Airbnb. For the past few months I’ve had a long-term renter here who wakes up at 6am for work. I normally don’t have to wake up until 7am, but my renter’s schedule had me up at 6am every morning. Boo. While taking the Lift Drops, I noticed I was no longer waking up at 6am and starting sleeping all the way through to my alarm, which was nice.

Overall, I would highly recommend the Lift Sleep Drops. The taste is wonderful, the product does exactly what it said it would do (keep in mind that CBD reacts differently in everyone’s bodies), and the value that you’re getting for the price is fantastic. Two thumbs up.

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Hannah Reviews Green Roads Roll-On

CBD Roll-On Heat ReliefIf you have chatted with me or read anything I’ve written in the past, you know I struggle with what I like to call “Big Boy” pain. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Fibromyalgia have caused a disk or two in my neck to slip and on X-rays there appears to be a damaged nerve. Essentially, I wish I didn’t have a neck sometimes. Seeing as that a neck is useful when checking a blind spot while driving, adorning pretty necklaces, and oh I don’t know looking directions other than forward, finding a way to live with this neck pain is essential for me. I take CBD every day and do yoga, which has made astronomical changes in my pain management journey, but sometimes that alone isn’t enough. For something location specific, like my neck, and not just all over pain, I find that topicals really help me.

There are a surprising number of things to consider with topicals. Does the topical leave a residue that will get in my hair? How long does the relief last? What is the ease of application? Does it smell? Do I need to wash my hands after application? Is there a temperature element? Question after question, I searched for my topical soulmate and found that in the Green Roads Heat Relief Roll-On. This 750mg heated roll-on, since the first day I tried it, can be found in both my nightstand and hiking bag, at all times. The unscented roll-on is really easy to apply on my neck and doesn’t require much maintenance. The milky liquid absorbs quickly into the skin and, personally, the tighter my muscles are the more it burns my neck.

Whenever struggling with a bout of neck pain, I find that there just isn’t another product that we carry that I grab as often. Don’t get me wrong, you can use this topical on areas other than your neck, I just simply love the convenience and the heated element. The heat really loosens my tightened muscles and gives me a distraction from the pain with a heated sensation. Also, because it’s a 3oz bottle, I find that a bottle lasts me long time compared to some of the other daily topicals I use, like the Endoca Salve. Though the burn that I love so dearly doesn’t last me typically more than 15 minutes, I find that I can find pain relief for about 4-5 hours. For a girl who regrets having a neck on a semi-regular basis, 4-5 hours of a pain free neck feels more divine than one might imagine. I’m a fan.

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Quinton Reviews Koi Softgels:

Koi CBD SoftgelsIn many previous blogs, I have praised the use of softgels and capsules. The reasons are simple: serving control and ease of use. I’ll spare you from having to read a long explanation of why I prefer softgels (since I am sure that I will do so many more times in future blogs). However, I will mention that this preference was a significant factor in my decision to sample and review Koi’s Broad Spectrum softgels this week. 

Each one of the softgels packs a potent 25mg of CBD, but (unfortunately) is not vegan. I am not vegan, myself, but I know that this can be a problem for some of our customers. If you are, don’t worry! We offer plenty of other, vegan-friendly options for Broad Spectrum CBD. 

So why did I choose to talk about this product? There were plenty of other Broad Spectrum products to choose from. What is so special about this one? Like many people, I get stressed. This stress contributes to my anxiety. Rather than live with a perpetually-raised blood pressure and worry about every little thing that life throws at me, I choose to take a softgel that has helped me to manage my anxiety in the past. I have not experienced any unpleasant taste or gas that can sometimes occur as the result of taking a supplement, and I find that I feel more relaxed and can sleep better at night when taking it! I keep coming back to Koi because it fulfills my needs, and that is all that I look for in a Broad Spectrum supplement.

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Hopefully, you gained a little bit of insight into broad spectrum products, how we use them, and how broad spectrum could be a good option for your CBD needs. We always are seeking to help our customers discover new CBD products, new ideas, and new knowledge. 

With this in mind, feel free to call us toll-free at (888) 772-7875, stop in at our new storefront, send us an email, or message us on social media. We would love to chat about CBD, your needs, what brought you to CBD, and how we can help you live a more positive and fulfilling life. Thanks again!


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