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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.

 


How to Use CBD for Muscle Recovery

June 15th, 2022 by Hannah Laing

How to Use CBD for Muscle Recovery

Muscle Recovery

Out of all three of us in the office, there was no doubt that I was the human who had to write this blog. If you’ve read my blogs before, you know what I’m about to say, but I have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Fibromyalgia (Fibro), so I am acutely aware of the ins and outs of muscle pain.

It can be really easy to fall prey to the overwhelming pain that can come from muscle pain, but it doesn’t have to be that hard. We have a lot of products, tips, and tricks that have personally made a huge difference in my muscle recovery. Especially now that I am strength training with a friend in the gym regularly, finding ways to help my muscles recover is more important than ever.

What Could CBD Do?

What can be done with CBD for muscle recovery? A lot! CBD, as you may know, is a known neutralizer that works with our Endocannabinoidal System (ECS) to try and help us reach homeostasis or a state of neutrality. Whether we work our bodies too much or struggle with chronic muscle pain, CBD may be a good fit to help aid in reducing the inflammation and pain that is associated such. This is just one of the reasons CBD is so popular amongst athletes.

Recent studies are showing that many users are reporting relief from post exercise stiffness and muscle tension as well as overall improved muscle recovery. More research needs to be done to be able to conclusively state to what extent CBD could help with muscle recovery, but the research being done now has had promising results. I feel like we have only scratched the surface of understanding the full extent to which CBD may be able to aid in muscle recovery.

Topicals vs Internal

So if CBD might help muscle recovery, what is the best method for using CBD? That is entirely up to you! We always say that the best CBD is whatever you will take/use consistently. We all have different CBD needs. There are benefits to both a topical product and internal product, you just have to discern which method is the best for you.

Topicals are awesome because they can offer relief in just a few minutes and you can apply them directly to wherever is painful or sore. Some topicals also offer different sensations, like a heated or cooling feeling, which can be simply divine when you’ve got an achy muscle. The down sides are that topicals only last 2-6 hours and they only get tissue deep, so for those more consistently tight or painful muscles, topicals can become somewhat tiresome to need to keep reapplying.

An internal product, like an oil or a soft gel capsule, will store in your lipids (fat cells) and work for you all day. Your ECS will pull the CBD as needed and may offer more consistent muscle recovery relief. This can be great if you work your muscles regularly or you experience muscle pain regularly. The down sides are that you would need to take the product daily to find benefit and the relief offered is not location specific.

What Products I Use

I am what the people would call a “CBD fiend” and I use both an internal product every day and multiple topicals every day, depending on my pain level and recent activity. Because of my RA and Fibro, I am always experiencing some level of pain. Muscle pain can be one of the worst types of pain for me. The following products really help me manage both my daily pain and aid with muscle recovery now that I am regularly working on strength training.

Lazarus Cooling Gel

One of my favorite topicals for muscle recovery, especially in these hot summer months, is the Lazarus Naturals CBD Relief and Recovery Muscle Gel. I used to use Biofreeze on my achy muscles because I adored the cooling sensation, but once it wore off I was just as sore as before. This muscle gel helps with my inflammation and muscle soreness while leaving me better off than before I applied it.

Hemplucid CBDA Body CreamAnother topical I reach for whenever I get home from the gym is the Hemplucid CBD and CBDa Body Cream. This is one of our more expensive topicals because of that raw CBDA compound, but boy oh boy has this little cream saved me a time or two. I don’t use this body cream all over, mostly because I am cheap and don’t like to waste money, but if I worked on my arms in the gym I am ALWAYS going to apply some to my arms. I find that the CBDa is simple the best for helping bring down any inflammation from overuse and helps makes my muscle soreness tolerable.

I do always take an internal CBD product as part of my pain management plan and that undeniably helps me with my muscle recovery. I take two of the Plus CBD Relief softgels, which is 60mgs of CBD. The reason I have switched from my previous two favorite brands, Entourage and Endoca, is the CBDa present in this product. There is 15mgs of CBD and 15mgs of CBDa per softgel and that is more CBDa in these softgels than any of our other products. Undeniably I have found these soft gel capsules to be helpful.

 

Muscle Recovery Tips & Tricks

There is so much that you can do to help with muscle recovery outside of CBD and at this point, I feel like I’ve tried it all. There are a few odd things that I have found that help me, so please don’t judge the advice I’m about to give too harshly, but I’m happy to share my tips and tricks. One of the very first things that I do when I am experiencing muscle pain is to eat a banana. The carbohydrates and magnesium, found in bananas can help flush your body of lactic acid, which is what causes delayed onset muscle soreness.

Something that I do to help with muscle recovery that has become more of an unconscious habit than anything, is using a foam roller. Rolling out my muscles, especially after exercise, has made a significant difference in both my soreness and general flexibility. When I first started working on strength training, the next day I would be so stiff I could barely touch my toes. Using a roller each day, rolling out my legs, hips, and back has almost prevented this problem entirely.

Another trick that one of my roommates actually taught me is to drink pickle juice if my muscles were cramping or really really sore after a particularly obliterating workout. It sounds strange and somewhat gross depending on your palette, but I swear this trick works. The pickle juice actually has electrolytes, like sodium, potassium, and magnesium, which can aid in muscle recovery.

Healthier = Happier

However you prioritize muscle recovery, our end goal is always to live happier and healthier lives. I don’t know about you, but I would like to be a stronger person without dealing with mind numbing muscle pain. When stuck in a pattern of chronic pain, it can be really hard to break out of that pattern. Improving our muscle health is one way that we can prioritize living healthier lives and that doesn’t have to be inherently painful. I know that since personally prioritizing fitness more, I have found that it feels better to be in my body (when I’m not too sore) and that is all I could ask for.

Share Your Journey With Us

Whether you struggle with continual muscle pain and an internal CBD product is a better fit for you or you hit the gym regularly and a topical CBD product is right for you, keep us posted. Hey, maybe it’s the pickle juice that changed your muscle recovery routine!  Nonetheless, we would love to hear from you about your journey with CBD and muscle recovery. You can reach out to us at 616-275-1039 locally or 888-772-7875 toll free and by email at support@greenwellnesslife.com.


Best CBD Oil For Pets

May 17th, 2022 by Cara Oorbeck

Best CBD for Pets 2022Best CBD Oil For Pets

I have been working for Green Wellness for the past four years and I have had the privilege of getting to know many of you and your stories. I have heard about how CBD has given you a better quality of life, assisted you with pain, or helped many of you with your anxiety and mood. Many of these stories have included how CBD has benefited your pets. I have heard of CBD benefitting pets with everything from CBD for dog arthritis, pet seizures, pet anxiety, to pet issues pets like hot spots, allergies. I love hearing the success stories and I personally have seen first hand how my four dogs and three cats have benefited from the use of daily CBD oil for pets. 

What Is CBD?

First let’s talk about what CBD hemp oil for pets is and why it can be helpful to your pets. You see, all mammals share the same Endocannabinoid System (ECS.) That means that all of your family members – including the furry ones – can see benefits from cannabinoids like CBD. So what is CBD? CBD is one of over 100 compounds found in either the hemp or the marijuana plants. These compounds are actually called cannabinoids. In the hemp plant, CBD makes up more than 40 % of the cannabinoids. Because CBD is non psychoactive it makes it a great option for our pets health and well being.

CBD and many of the other cannabinoids that benefit our pets bodies act as a neutralizer or as a stabilizer for the body, assisting a human or pet’s body in returning to a neutral state or a state of homeostasis. This is why many people believe that CBD can be used to benefit a pet with pain and inflammation issues as well as anxiety, stress, seizures, fireworks and more. It is important to note that all CBD is not the same and finding the right CBD for your pets can be tricky. Let’s take a look at the different types of CBD. There are three main ways CBD is processed: 

  •  Full Spectrum CBD for pets which consists of the whole plant and all the plants compounds or cannabinoids are present.
  •  Broad spectrum CBD for pets which consists of the part of the plants compounds or cannabinoids while other compounds, cannabinoids and terpenes can be removed. Usually the cannabinoid that is mostly removed is THC..
  • Isolate CBD for pets which means everything from the plant has been removed and only the cannabinoid or compound CBD are present.

In all cases, it’s important to only give your pet lab tested products.  You need to know that your CBD is free of contaminants. Additionally, you want confidence in the amount that you’re giving your furry family member and you need to know that what you think is in that bottle is actually there.  Rest assured that everything GWL carries is lab tested.  If you want to learn more about that, take a look at our recent article on unraveling lab reports.

How do I give my pet CBD oil?

We always recommend starting with a small serving for pets and people. Begin with 1-2mg per 10lbs of pet body weight for the first 5-7 days. If enough benefit is not seen, we recommend doubling that serving for week two. Those gradual increases can continue, giving your pet’s body several days to adjust each time. Our goal is for them to see benefits within 2 to 3 weeks. While we know that our pets can’t talk, we can usually tell how they are feeling by their actions. If you are not seeing that these products are helping them, please reach out by email at support@greenwellnesslife.com or by phone toll free at 888-772-7875! We are here to help you and your pets on this journey.

Pet CBD Side Effects

One of the benefits of using CBD verses other pharmaceutical products prescribed by your pets veterinarian is the minimal side effects. CBD can cause some drowsiness or upset stomach if given without food. There is one more important concern that should be mentioned. The American Kennel Club described it as “The main concern with CBD is that it inhibits a chemical in the body called cytochrome P450 that is responsible for metabolizing most drugs. If a drug’s efficacy depends on its metabolized product, CBD could render it less effective. If a drug’s safety depends on it being cleared from the body within a certain time frame, CBD could cause it to build up to toxic levels. Never give your dog CBD without your veterinarian’s knowledge if your dog is taking other drugs.”

What are some of the best CBD oils for dogs and cats?

Part of my job is researching and trying CBD to bring into our store. That also means my family, including my pets try a lot of CBD. Here are a few of our favorites in our household. My fur babies definitely have some they love more than others! I have also included pictures so that you can meet the GWL taste testers.

1. Most Cost-Effective Pet CBD

The most cost effective CBD for pets is usually in a tincture format. Hemplucid Pets CBD Tincture with 300 mg per bottle is (formerly Roxy Pets CBD by Hemplucid) a formulated full-spectrum CBD tinctures that can be used with cats or dogs. Available in two great flavors including fish flavored CBD tincture and chicken CBD pet tincture your cats and dogs are sure to love it. Yum!

This is a delicious, nutritious addition to your cat or dog’s daily diet. It’s also the only fish oil based CBD product that we are aware of on the market today! I give this tincture to my feline babies shown above. I just add a little to Sophie, Bella and Miss Kitties food and we see a difference in joint mobility for our older cat Miss Kitty and calming for our busy cats that are sisters. With 300 mg per 30 ml/1 fl oz each, it is a great option for smaller pets or pets who do not need to take as much. Each dropperful has 10 mg.

2. Our favorite CBD for an older dog

Holistapet CBD Dog Treats are a favorite in our house. Lucy pictured above is our 16 year old schnauzer. That is right, 16!!! She takes her CBD daily and she is an incredibly active 16 year old dog (that is 112 years old in dog years!!). She is still playful and happy. She can even jump up on our couch, we truly see the difference when we do not give her Holistapet CBD Joint and Mobility dog treats. These treats are not only for joint mobility, with three different options to choose from they are definitely a fan favorite at our house! I have listed the three different options below and I am not the only one that loves these treats for dogs. They are also a leading brand in the CBD pet market.

  • Blueberry & sweet potato (Heart and Immune Care) – Formulated with blueberries, flaxseed and sweet potatoes to boost your pets immunity, strengthen cardiovascular health and promote healthy skin and coat.
  • Green apple & peanut butter (Stress Relief) – Enhanced with hemp, chamomile and L-theanine to help your dog maintain a calm energy and relaxed state of mind.
  • Pumpkin spice & cinnamon (Joint and Mobility Care) – Formulated with turmeric root and boswellia to increase strength in joints and reduce physical discomfort.

3. Our favorite CBD for larger pets

CBDfx CBD Pet Tincture is a must have in our house with a Great Dane. Due to Molly’s big size, (she is our big princess) weighing in at 140 pounds and measuring 6 foot 2 inches tall, she is not able to use just any CBD. The CBDfx CBD Broad Spectrum Pet Tincture increases the milligrams of the CBD boasting a whopping 1000 mg of CBD per 1 fl oz. The CBDfx Pet Tincture is uniquely formulated to be a great fit for your larger pets while giving you a 0 THC option, made from hemp. The tincture is a yummy bacon flavor that your fur baby is sure to love, just like our big girl Molly. This CBD pet oil is a great option for those larger pets who need a little more CBD. We give Molly 12-15 drops in her food once a day and we notice a difference in her joint pain and every day movement. Only the best for our princess!

4. Our favorite CBD for anxious Dogs

Martha Stewart Treats

In our house we are a sucker for a hurting animal. Rizzo, our little mutt, came to us from a very abusive and bad situation. We have had him for four years now and he is the most loving, quirky dog I have ever owned. He is also incredibly anxious. We have worked with him in helping him deal with his anxiety and to help him in feeling safe, but without his CBD he is a bundle of nerves. The difference we see in Rizzo when he takes his CBD and when he doesn’t is remarkable. He loves the Martha Stewart CBD dog chews. They smell delightful and are, in true Martha fashion, gourmet!

These CBD Soft Baked Calm Chews are available in a great tasting chicken and cranberry flavor and two different strengths. These treats combine quality CBD from Broad Spectrum hemp extract and chamomile for a calm, balanced pup.

  • Small to Medium: 5 to 35 pounds with 9mg CBD and 150 mg Chamomile per chew
  • Large: 36 to 110 pounds with 26 mg of CBD and 250 mg of Chamomile per chew

Rizzo gets one Calm chew daily and on some days when we have something going on or he gets real nervous, we also may put some of the Hemplucid CBD pet tincture in his food. This has been an incredible help to us with Rizzo.

5. Our Favorite CBD for Picky Pets

Koi Dog Treats

Molly is not only big but she is also our picky pet. Molly will not eat any of the other CBD treats. I cannot get her to even try some of the other treats, but the Koi CBD Soft Chew pet treats are by far Molly’s favorite! She simply inhales these treats! The only downfall to these treats is the cost. For bigger dogs they can get pretty expensive. Molly has to take 3 to 4 treats to get her daily serving size so it is not an option I use daily for Molly, but we do give her a treat every know and then! Each CBD Koi pet treats are 2mg per treat and even my cats love these treats. If you cannot get your pet to take CBD this is a possible option that may help.

incredible help to us with Rizzo.

6. Our Favorite CBD treat for Kitties or small dogs!

Treatibles CBD Cat Chews

Treatibles CBD Cat Soft Chews are delicious, soft, chewable and full of natural phytocannabinoids that is made just for cats. That’s right – no more dog treats for our kitties! We have searched far and wide to find soft treats that your furry feline will beg for and these get two paws up. Treatibles is another one of the leading CBD pet brands on the market and you can be rest assured your kitty is getting a quality treat with the best ingredients in their CBD treat. With 150 mg We think your kitty will love them, but we know that cats can be more finicky than their canine counterparts, so don’t worry you can try them out my miss kitty loves her treats but if your fur baby doesn’t we do have other options and a 30 day money back guarantee.

The GWL Favorites are only a small selection! Give us a call or email us for more info or other available CBD Pet products. 

GWL Pet Products

The products shown above are only a small selection. We have a variety of pet products beyond the products listed above and every one of them has been tried by each of our pet testers. If you do not feel any of these products will work for your pet, feel free to give us a call or email us and we will be happy to assist you in finding the right CBD pet product for your furry friends!

Does CBD Work for Dogs? – American Kennel Club (akc.org)

Frontiers | Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs | Veterinary Science (frontiersin.org)

CBD for Pets: What to Know About Benefits, Safety, and More – GoodRx

CBD 101 | A Beginner’s Guide To CBD | What You Need To Know (greenwellnesslife.com)

 


Martha Stewart CBD Review

May 11th, 2022 by Hannah Laing

 

Martha Stewart CBD Review

Martha Stewart CBD Company Overview

Martha partnered with Canopy Growth in the production of her CBD line in 2020. Their focus was on developing an innovative line of wellness products that combine gourmet flavors with safe isolate CBD and 0 THC that is derived from 100% natural US hemp.

Canopy Growth is a global cannabinoid company with operations across four continents and fourteen countries. In the US, they operate as a federally legal hemp company, offering distinct brands and CBD products in oils, soft gel capsules, and topicals. From product and process innovation to market execution, Canopy is driven by a passion for industry leadership and a commitment to growing exceptional hemp that yields superior hemp-derived products. All of the product that Canopy Growth sells is lab tested to ensure quality and efficacy.

They are a leader in CBD because consumers trust the quality and safety of the Canopy Growth line of products, using proprietary technology to extract a pure isolated CBD from hemp, ensuring that customers can depend on a consistent experience. Canopy Growth is proudly dedicated to educating healthcare practitioners, conducting robust clinical research, and furthering the public’s understanding of cannabinoids. It is clear why Martha partnered with Canopy Growth to bring her CBD vision to life.

Martha Stewart CBD CreamsMartha Stewart CBD Cream Collection

If you like CBD lotions or creams, you should try the Martha Stewart CBD cream collection.  The CBD creams come in a three pack and each lotion is packed with cannabinoids and powerful essential oil ingredients. This multi pack includes one of each of the following formulations: Sleep Science, Super Strength, and Daily De-Stress. Each cream formula has a different CBD strength and blend of essential oils to try to offer the best relief possible.

Daily De-Stress

Martha’s Daily De-Stress CBD lotion is made for just that – to help you keep life’s ups and downs in perspective. The 400mg of CBD in the tube can help keep you in neutral, especially with the addition of mood-boosting essential oils. Ho Wood is comforting and warm, while Neroli is bright and uplifting.

Sleep Science

Martha’s Sleep Science CBD Cream can help you create a restorative sleep routine. We all know that a good night’s sleep is critical to our function during the day as well. Each 20ml tube of CBD cream is packed full of 600mg of CBD. It also contains lavender and vetiver oils, to help you relax and unwind.

Super Strength

Martha’s Super Strength is the highest CBD concentration that we offer in a topical. Each tiny tube is packed full of 1000mg of CBD. In this case, a little really does go a very long way. The Super Strength CBD cream is a fast acting recovery cream that’s intended to aid in an active lifestyle. Magnesium and warming ginger are included to help soothe those tires and achy muscles and joints.

Martha Stewart CBD Dog Treats

If you have never opened a bag of Martha Stewart CBD dog treats, you cannot fully understand how delicious these dog biscuits smell. When we received our very first shipment of the treats to sample amongst our own dogs, I would have sworn up and down that the box was actually full of blueberry cookies and not dog treats. They smell absolutely divine and come in two different versions as well as two different strengths depending on your dog’s size.

Martha Stewart CBD Calm TreatsCalming Soft Baked Dog Treats

These hemp based gourmet dog chews are intended to assist with your pets overall well-being and calm. Martha is known for her gourmet cooking and these treats are no exception. Made with the finest ingredients and created with your dog’s taste buds in mind. Needless to say, our fur babies at GWL loved them and we know your pets will, too! You can clearly tell that Martha Stewart’s years of culinary expertise did not go to waste with the delicious formula for these treats just from the smell alone. These CBD Soft Baked Calm Chews are available in a great tasting chicken and cranberry flavor and two different strengths.

These treats combine quality CBD from Broad Spectrum hemp extract and chamomile for a calm, balanced pup.

  • Small to Medium: 5 to 35 pounds with 9mg CBD and 150 mg Chamomile per chew
  • Large: 36 to 110 pounds with 26 mg of CBD and 250 mg of Chamomile per chew
Martha Stewart CBD Wellness Dog TreatsWellness Soft Baked Dog Treats

The Martha Stewart CBD wellness soft baked chews come in a chicken blueberry flavor and are intended to assist with your pets overall well-being and health. Martha combines Chicken, blueberries and anise seed. We thought that Cara’s dogs loved the calming chews but once they got a whiff of the wellness chews, it was game over. Her dogs are obsessed with these treats and we know your pets will be, too!  Similar to the calming chews, the wellness chews also come in two different strengths depending on your dog’s size.

These treats combine quality CBD from Broad Spectrum hemp extract and great ingredients for a balanced pup.

  • Small to Medium dogs (7 mg CBD per chew)
  • Large dogs (19mg CBD per chew)

Martha Stewart CBD Gummies

Martha Stewart CBD GummyOne of the first, and still the most popular, CBD products to be brought to life from Martha’s vision were her CBD gummies. These isolate gummies are by far the best tasting CBD gummies that we have found on the market to date. Green Wellness carries lots of CBD gummies and we have seen several brands come and go.  Martha’s will not be one of those gummies. These vegan gummies clearly incorporate the fantastic and gourmet taste that Martha is so widely known for.

Each of the gummies are 10mgs of CBD, have 0 THC, are vegan, use natural fruit flavors, and are made in the USA. There are so many things to love about these gummies and because they are an isolate, they may offer stress and anxiety relief. They 30-count jars come in delicious flavors like berry medley, citrus medley, harvest medley, and tropical medley; the berry medley gummies also come in a 60-count option.

As someone who has struggled with anxiety and stress, especially during the winter, I have found that two gummies or 20mgs is a good serving size for myself. We always recommend starting small and only working up if needed, but the Martha Stewart CBD gummies have quickly worked their way into my daily CBD routine.

Overall Thoughts

While we carry many CBD brands and the market is highly saturated, it isn’t hard to see why Martha Stewart CBD products have set themselves apart form the rest. Whether it be lotions, your dog treats, or human treats, you won’t be disappointed with Martha. Don’t believe us? Give her products a try and know that we have a 30-day guarantee on all of our products. Feel free to give us a call locally at 616-275-1039 or toll free at 1-888-772-7875 (Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm EST & Saturday 9 am to 12 pm), or send over an email to us at support@greenwellnesslife.com. As a three women operation, we always guarantee personal service. We’d love to help you!


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!


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