Product of the Month

July 23rd, 2016 by Javed Pathan

Welcome to GWL (Green Wellness Life) – your trusted resource for Cannabidiol (CBD) oil information and Online CBD Store.

We are a team of hemp oil experts looking to spread the word about the healing properties of CBD oil.

Typically, if you are searching the internet to buy Cannabidiol (CBD) Oil products you have to dig pretty deep to find accurate information. That’s because while CBD is becoming more popular, the information is typically scattered all across the Internet.  We hope to help with that by featuring a new product that we LOVE every month.  We have tried every product that we carry – from the e-liquid to the tinctures and chocolates (yum!)  Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have questions on anything we carry.  We love to help.  Here’s the first product that we are providing that extra info on – Charlotte’s Web Tinctures:

charlotte webs hemp extract

Charlotte’s Web Hemp Extract

$38.99–$148.99

Sold 373 so far and still counting

Charlotte’s Web CBD Oil in MCT infuses genuine Charlotte’s Web™ Hemp Extract into MCT oil – fractionated coconut oil – with a pleasing organic chocolate mint flavoring. As a whole plant extract, CW Hemp Extract in MCT contains not only 200 mg of CBD or more per bottle, but also incorporates other naturally occurring elements, terpenes and phytochemicals found in our proprietary hemp strains.

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Charlotte’s Web™ (CW) Hemp Extract Options

  • 1oz – 1500mg
  • 1oz – 500mg
  • 1oz – 200mg

Charlotte’s Web™ Flavor Description
Chocolate Mint – Charlotte’s Web hemp oil has a hempy taste, but you can definitely taste the chocolate and mint tones this tincture is flavored with as well. It’s a great balance between authentic hemp and pleasantly minty flavor.

How to Use

Take 15 to 30  drops (1/2 – 1 dropper full) three to four times daily or as directed by a health care provider.  Shake well before using.

Ingredients

MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides – Fractionated Coconut Oil), Water, Cane Sugar, Sunflower Seed Oil, Organic Natural Flavors


What is Industrial Hemp?

May 4th, 2016 by Javed Pathan

Industrial Hemp

So what exactly is Industrial Hemp? For most people, the first thought which comes to mind when someone mentions “industrial hemp” to them is – marijuana. But, industrial hemp is very different from marijuana, specifically in terms of the potential to get someone “high”, as it contains very small amounts of delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC – the psychoactive chemical).

Hemp is a variety of Cannabis sativa and is of the same plant species as marijuana, yet , hemp is genetically different and distinguished by use and chemical compound makeup. The Industrial Hemp Program registers growers of hemp and samples the crop to verify that the THC concentration does not exceed 0.3% on dry weight basis, while Cannabis grown for marijuana can contain anywhere from 6 or 7 % to 20% or even more. That’s the long answer on the difference between industrial hemp and marijuana. The short answer is that you could consume a field of organic hemp and wouldn’t be high.

So, if it’s not psychoactive, what exactly is hemp used for? Ever since the Neolithic Age when farmers in China first cultivated this plant, the use of hemp grew in order to fulfill many different needs people had through history. It is now used to make clothing, biofuels, foods, health products, body care products and even plastic composites. One source suggests that this “magical plant” is currently used to create more than 25 thousand different products – as many as petroleum. The U.S. hemp industry was estimated to be worth around 500 million USD in annual retail sales in 2012, and this number is quickly trending upward, according to Hemp Industries Association.

Here is a visual of an industrial hemp farm

industrial hemp farming

6 different types of Industrial Hemp Seed varieties

varities of industrial hemp seeds

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The oil and water debate

April 8th, 2016 by Brandy Palmer

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Hemp is a sticky subject for a lot of reasons.  The fact that it’s an oil is simply the most obvious one. (Not what you were thinking? “Stick” with me anyway…)  Many of us take multiple supplements every day – vitamins C and E are two that are included in my daily regimen.  Vitamin C is water soluble while E is fat soluble.  The difference is important because it determines how the vitamins are going to act in your body.

Vitamin C, or any water soluble supplement, is absorbed quickly and easily into your body.  The continuous supply your body needs calls for a steady intake, but, because our bodies are approx 60% water, we can take in those nutrients and use them fully.

Vitamin E, or anything fat soluble, will travel through the lymphatic system and be processed by the small intestine. They are stored in your body for a longer period of time, but may not be fully absorbed and processed.

A white ceramic bowl full of shelled hemp, seeds and hemp oil

Traditional hemp oil supplements would fall into the latter category, but, scientists have also been able to modify the compound and make it water soluble.  So you’ve got options when determining the best way for you to get the calming and balancing effects of hemp oil into your daily supplement regimen.  Pretty cool, right?

As always, our goal at Green Wellness Life is first to education.  We encourage you to do your own research into hemp and how it can help you live a healthier, happier life.  Thanks for reading!


Welcome to Green Wellness

February 21st, 2016 by Brandy Palmer

Brandelle PalmerHi there,

I expect that I am a lot like most of you reading this – I’m a wife and a mom. I’m busy working and raising my middle income family in a pretty conservative area in West Michigan. I have two kids (not the 2.4 that is the societal norm, but it’s pretty close) and a dog that likes to escape for walks with the labrador down the street. Oh, and I’m a hemp advocate.

Until about a year ago, I didn’t know much about hemp. Like many other people, the term “cannabis” just meant “weed” to me. Which, I smoked in college but hasn’t really been my thing for a while. I’ve been interested in a more natural and organic lifestyle for my family, assuming that it’s readily available and won’t cost us a billion dollars, but that’s about the extent of it. Then I took a part time Project Management position with a hemp company. Not because I was enthralled by the plant, but rather because I wanted to go part time to spend more time with those not quite 2.4 children. Once employed, I started to learn about the plant. And I fell in love.

Tinctures and EdiblesAs it turns out, cannabis is a plant genus that includes several species – including both marijuana and hemp. Marijuana and hemp are the same in the same way that miniature poodles and wolves are the same. You can cross breed them, but you wouldn’t really consider them the same creature. I’m not opposed to marijuana and I do believe it should be legalized, but my love affair is not with that plant. There are medicinal benefits to the THC that is naturally occurring in a high quantity in marijuana plants, but, the bulk of the medicinal benefit comes from another compound – CBD. CBD occurs in low amounts in marijuana and much higher amounts in hemp. Hence the love.

I’ve done lots of research and there are some really exciting studies into CBD. Studies showing shrinking tumors, reduced anxiety, lowered joint pain, seizure free children. Impressive, right? More than that, I’m hearing stories from people. I’m hearing “thank you” and “amazing!” and “miracle!” Pretty cool. Now, the FDA has not done all of their homework or given a stamp of approval on CBD. And I’m not a doctor. I don’t prescribe, treat, or cure anything. But I’m seeing that this works. And it’s helping people. I want to be part of that. And I hope you do, too.

Thanks for reading, friends. I’d love to hear your stories and questions so we can continue this journey together. We’ll talk more soon.

Brandy


Will I Fail A Drug Test While Using CBD?

February 15th, 2016 by Brandy Palmer

cbd moleculeIn short, we at Green Wellness think that it would be incredibly unlikely that anyone using our products would fail a workplace drug screening. Though we cannot make any guarantees regarding the outcome of these tests, there are a multitude of reasons why people who use CBD supplements very rarely have a problem. To further explain how this works, you can read this informative article published on zamnesia.com.

Here’s an excerpt from the article:

In theory, urine drug tests shouldn’t pick up CBD, but they can. The main psychoactive compound of cannabis is considered to be THC, and this is what drug tests look for. In fact, to get technical, it is actually the main metabolite of THC, THC-COOH, which urine tests normally screen for – through a process of immunoassay screening. These tests tend to have a cut-off point of 50 ng/mL, and anything above this will return a positive result. Once this positive result has been achieved, tester will often verify the finding using a much more sensitive GC/MS test, which will flag positive for anything above 15 ng/mL.

Fortunately, this metabolite has very little crossover with other cannabinoids, such as CBG and CBD, so they should not flag up. However, when CBD is taken in excess (around 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil a day), it can return a false positive during the initial screening. This is because when used in large amounts, other non -THC metabolites can trigger the immunoassay response. When taken to the next level of GC/MS screening, the test should return negative, as it is a much more accurate and specific test. However, an employer needs to have bought a testing service that goes to this level for a false positive to be properly identified and ruled out. If they simply do urine testing, then anyone taking large amounts of CBD could be in trouble.

It is also important to understand that CBD products produced from hemp often contain a fractional amount of THC. When you are taking 1000-2000 mg of hemp oil a day, this can result in the consumption of anywhere up to 2-6 mg of THC – and whilst this may not necessarily get you high if spaced out in doses, it is still enough to build up in your body, and certainly trigger a positive in a drug test.

If you use CBD, use a lot of it, and think you are going to be subjected to a drug test at work, the best thing you can do is ensure that you are buying lab tested, high quality CBD products. These are more likely to contain much less THC, and will have a lab proven reading on content for you to look at. If you use small quantities of CBD, then you don’t really need to worry.

To read the rest of this article, visit zamnesia.com.

You can rest easy knowing that the products we offer contain very little THC, if any. In order to be federally legal in the US, there can only be up to 0.3% THC in these products. Cannabidiol by itself has not been scheduled by the Convention on Psychotropic Substances, and when derived from imported industrial hemp, is legal in all 50 states. You can browse our Online Store for CBD-rich topicals, tinctures, e-liquids, and more, or if you have any questions or concerns about CBD, please feel free to Contact Us!

Photo Credit Zamnesia.com


The Health Benefits of Adding Hemp Oil To Your Skin Care Regimen

January 23rd, 2016 by Brandy Palmer

cbd oil tinctureGreen Wellness offers a wide variety of products, and all of them are rich in hemp oil. There can be many different benefits of using products with hemp oil and CBDs, but did you know it also supports the health of your skin? Our partners over at Michigan Herbal Remedies have put together this informative article, detailing the uses and benefits of replacing your skin care products with those rich in hemp oil.

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