Hemp Can Benefit Our Kids

January 30th, 2019 by Cara Oorbeck

Hemp Can Benefit

By Op-Ed Blogger Quinton Charles

Today we are talking about kids. All of us at Green Wellness Life are parents. We value our children above all things and believe all children are incredibly precious, as we are sure you do. It is because of the high value we place on the lives of young people that we want to tell you, that by no means do we believe CBD is a fix for childhood issues. It is important that before you try any new supplement, you consult your child’s doctors and specialists. With that being said we do want to talk a little about the different CBD products that could benefit your children.

How safe is CBD?

The first concern that every parent has, and rightfully should have, is whether or not CBD is safe for children or young adults to consume. They assume that CBD is a drug, and is thus unsafe for children. Even if they are cognizant of the safety of CBD products for adults, there is still a nagging concern that what is good for an adult may not be best-suited for a developing body. This concern is completely reasonable, and I hope to assuage some fears about CBD use with regards to children.

There aren’t many studies on CBD and its effects on different ages, unfortunately. This dearth is due to the restrictions that were once placed on researching hemp-derived products. Luckily, we do have a study conducted by an Oxford scientist who found that “Cannabis is a safer drug than aspirin and can be used long-term without serious side effects” While this study did focus on THC, a separate chemical found in the cannabis plant, CBD is also derived from the same plant. The Oxford author’s study concluded that cannabis is safer than aspirin, which many people give to their children for simple headaches. Again consult your doctor before using CBD on a child.

CBD is not going to calm active children…They are active and should be!

People who have children, at some point, have felt that life would be much easier if they could calm their child down and reduce their energy levels. I’ve heard both friends who have children and my own parents talk about how difficult younger children can be. Unfortunately, I cannot say that CBD will calm down your children enough to afford you the extra rest or quiet time that you would like to have; however, there have been some studies that show CBD oil having a positive effect in individuals that have complications such as epilepsy, attention issues, and social inhibitions, dry skin issues, and mood issues.

CBD and Childhood Epilepsy

While CBD may not settle down kids who are on a sugar high, running around the house, it has been found to reduce the severity of epilepsy, including in children. In fact, the FDC approved the first CBD based drug on the market, Epidiolex, a little less than one year ago. While many children are fortunate enough to never need such a drug, those who do need it, are able to get it from a doctor.

There is more and more research and information indicating the benefits of CBD in many areas. Much of the studies are still in infancy stages. This is new science – we are learning more every day. However, the possible benefits in areas like mood stabilization are really exciting. I have linked all of the conditions discussed in with testing that has been done and we recommend you research and study as well. We can never be too careful with our kids! Depression, Schizophrenia and many other mood disorders are studied here.) Other areas of study include: ADHD, TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury), PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) from Trauma, Autism and skin issues like eczema.

Mood and ADD/ADHD

CBD can have a calming and focusing effect on the mind. A large number of modern US children are diagnosed with mood disorders and ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) or ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and mood disorders. Many of the medications that are used for mood and ADHD can have harmful side effects. Often what parents are searching for is a more natural solution to a problem.

Research has been conducted on the effects of CBD in minds that are excited and exhibit symptoms similar to those of ADD/ADHD, and the results have been promising. The research found that rats treated with MK-801- (0.3 mg/kg) displayed reduced social investigative behavior, hyperactivity as well as reduced attention span. MK-801- is a primary neurotransmitter in the brain, which is responsible for decreased mental focus and performance. The research also found that pretreatment with the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (3 mg/kg) not only normalised social investigative behaviour but also increased it beyond control levels . This research points to the possibility that CBD, when used properly, could serve as a natural treatment for both mental focus and sociability.

Skin Issues

There are limited available studies on skin and CBD but more and more is being done to determine its effects. Here is a great resources on numerous studies published…happy reading! There is a lot of anecdotal information out there regarding skin issues and the benefits of CBD. We are finding that for eczema and psoriasis that the stronger milligram salves and lotions are more effective.

Doing what is best

All parents want what is best for their child, especially when it comes to their child’s health. While I cannot claim that any CBD product will cure any child’s issues I believe it is worth a conversation with your children’s doctors and specialist to see if they are open to trying it.


Make Room for Something New by Cara Oorbeck!

September 14th, 2018 by Cara Oorbeck

Make Room

By Cara Oorbeck …Green Wellness Life Operations Guru

Summer is officially over in our house and so is our laid-back lifestyle. Or should I say my daughters’ laid-back lifestyle.  School started and we are making room in our life for MORE! More activities, more responsibilities, more obligations, and more stress.  Whew.  The other addition to our life is more routine. More routine and less freedom seems to help our family in making healthier decisions. Not only are we adding busyness to our life; but we are also adding some things that will help us to be more healthy. This is where Green Wellness Life is helping us! I am new around here…and definitely new to CBD.  I have been on staff a couple of months and I am learning and trying CBD in many forms for the first time. With that being said, I am excited about the health benefits my family and I are seeing!

Adding Something New…

These products are really impacting how we feel, how our skin looks and much more. One of these products is a full spectrum CBD tincture to my daily regimen.  I am trying Plus CBD 500 mg peppermint tincture. At first I did not think it was making a difference. I was Convinced (capital C) it was not doing anything. I took this product for over a month and then I stopped taking it for several days. It was at this point when I realized it had changed how I was feeling. My old shoulder injury wasn’t aching all day long. My knees were not as sore every day and I was sleeping more soundly most nights. In fact, I was able to stop taking my nightly sleep prescription medications completely.   I know that CBD affects people differently…our bodies all react differently and so not everyone will experience the same things I do with CBD but for me it has been really exciting.

It Takes Time…

Seeing the benefits of CBD takes time. The change for me was not immediate and it was not drastic. It started to slowly impact me in a very positive way. If you’re not taking CBD daily this may be something you want to think about making room for. In what ways are you getting your CBD daily? Some of us take CBD every day for its daily benefits including combatting pain, alleviating inflammation, reducing anxiety, mood stabilization, regulating sleep patterns, ADHD/mind clarity, and balancing the different branches of our immune system.  If you want more info on the different ways CBD can affect different conditions, take a peek at projectcbd.org.  While they are medical marijuana proponents (versus hemp), they have a boatload of great research on CBD.

So Many Benefits…

CBD has so many benefits and can add to our lives and our health. Why not give it a try?! If taking a tincture (liquid oil taken under your tongue) or a daily cbd capsules seems overwhelming, don’t hesitate to call us in the office or chat with us online.  We love to walk with you and explore new options for your lifestyle and your specific needs.

I am so excited to share more of the products I have been adding to my life this month as we discuss making room!  They are making a real difference to us!  Check in and see all the cool things we are talking about.  You may decide to add a little something cool yourself.

Please feel free to comment and ask about a specific product and we’ll try to talk about your needs and questions in our blogs!


Why Choose a Hemp-Derived CBD Tincture?

August 16th, 2018 by Emma Tuthill

cbd isolate

Our goal at Green Wellness Life is in our name – helping you live well in a holistic way. We believe that CBD can be a helpful part of this process, helping to bring your body back into balance.

One of the things that makes us unique is that we’re not a brand like most other businesses that sell CBD. Instead, we carry several of the best brands in the industry! We select the products we carry carefully. Everything we carry has been lab tested and sourced in a federally-legal way from industrial hemp. Having a variety of great brands to choose from also means getting to choose from a multitude of ways to incorporate CBD into your daily routine – from capsules to skincare products to e-liquids for vaping. You can even treat your pet to the benefits of CBD with supplements formulated specifically for them!

The Top Three Benefits of CBD Tinctures

Because we offer so many great products, we’re also committed to educating our customers, helping you find the product that works the best for you and your unique endocannabinoid system. Today, we’re focusing on one of our most popular types of products: CBD tinctures.

Fast Absorption

cbd tincture fast absorption

If you already incorporate dietary supplements into your life, you may be used to taking them in capsule or softgel form. While a convenient option, digestion of capsules can slow down their efficacy. That’s where tinctures come in. As a liquid supplement, tinctures have the flexibility to speed up that process, helping the CBD absorb more quickly. Typically, tinctures should be held under the tongue for around 30 seconds, so absorption starts right in the buccal cavity, before swallowing the supplement and going about your day. To make this process simple and easy, our tinctures include a dropper applicator to easily drop the recommended serving size directly under your tongue!

Simple Ingredients

cbd tincture natural ingredients

At Green Wellness Life, we’re whole plant advocates. We believe that providing you with the best products available means options that include the least amount of processing and fewest added ingredients. Our raw oil extracts are the closest option to the hemp plant itself; however, this type of product can be intimidating for most CBD consumers.

Tinctures are the next best option if you’re looking to stay close to the raw extract, but need something that’s a little easier to take! Most tinctures include a CBD extract in a base oil that makes it easy to consume and is gentle on your digestive system, too. Typically, the base oils in tinctures are a fractionated MCT coconut oil, like Charlotte’s Web tinctures we carry – one of the best known brands in the CBD industry! Others stick to the basics, using hemp oil as the base for the hemp-derived CBD. We carry a great option if you’re looking for this most natural, raw kind of tincture – Endoca.

Great Flavor Options

cbd tincture flavoring

If you want the benefits of a tincture but aren’t interested in the earthy, grassy flavor that comes with unflavored tinctures, you’re in luck. Another aspect of the flexibility of tinctures is their ability to be mixed with a variety of flavor options. Tasty Hemp Oil includes a raw base with safe, food-grade flavoring to make the supplement enjoyable to take.

Even beyond being a tasty way to consume CBD, the flavor profile in some tinctures can actually be beneficial, too! Take Select CBD, for example. This line of CBD tinctures is flavored with essential oils, which have benefits in their own rights, like turmeric in the Lemon Ginger drops or lavender in the Lavender drops.

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These are just a few of the reasons that CBD tinctures are a great choice for everyone looking to try CBD – from beginners to those familiar with CBD and its benefits. At Green Wellness Life, we’re happy to offer tinctures in a variety of concentrations, ingredients, and price points.

To make incorporating CBD into your lifestyle even more affordable, we regularly offer discounts and promotions on our weekly blog, in addition to our Green Rewards Program! Members of our Green Rewards Program earn one point for every one dollar spent, which turns back into discounts off your future orders. Our system automatically tracks your points as long as you’re logged in, and you can use them to reap big rewards in our store!

We’re proud of the CBD we carry and the discounts we offer to make these brands affordable to everyone. One of our biggest points of pride, however, is our customer service. We’d love to hear from you, and no question or concern is too small! You can reach us at 888-772-7875 or support@greenwellnesslife.com to learn more about what we have to offer.

 

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your physician before starting a new food supplement program.


Concentrating on the Benefits of Isolating the CBD Compound

July 27th, 2018 by Emma Tuthill

cbd isolate

Last week we talked about the benefits of raw CBD and CBDa. This week, we’re focusing on CBD in its isolated form and why it might be the right choice for you.

CBD Facts: Isolates

When the CBD compound is isolated through a process called decarboxylation, the other compounds and plant matter from the hemp are filtered away, leaving the end results of a fine chrystalline that contains up to 99% cannabidiol. In this form, you may lose the potential benefits of CBD in its raw, acidic form and the phytocannabinoids and terpenes that come with it. But it also means there is zero THC left in the final product, which is an added benefit for many customers. Additionally, when you use a CBD isolate, you get a much more concentrated product instead. Typically, this means that you can get more bang for your buck at a lower price point, too!

If it sounds like an isolate is right for you, we have plenty of options to offer – from capsules to tinctures to e-liquid. Check out just a few options, below:

1. Select CBD

lavender lemon kit

Select CBD is a great place to start if you’re looking for an isolate product. In fact, that’s their speciality, which means you have lots of different options under one brand!

Select CBD tinctures have a whopping concentration of 1,000mg CBD isolate in each 30ml bottle. Select CBD Blends combines the benefits of CBD with essential oils and natural extracts, like lavender, turmeric, ginger, and peppermint. To make finding the right serving size easy and accurate, Select CBD tinctures include an easy dropper applicator.

If you prefer vaping, Select CBD e-liquid pens come in an easy-to-use, all-in-one disposable cartridge in 3 delicious natural flavors. Just like the tinctures, the pens are flavored with essential oils, too. These disposable pens use ceramic core technology, which preserves the taste of the essential oil blends by keeping the temperature regulated even during use.

You can even purchase a CBD isolate for your favorite pet! Made from only two ingredients – a specially formulated balance of cannabidiol and herb-infused refined coconut oil, known as MCT oil, and hemp extract – Select PETS contains a whopping concentration of 750mg of CBD in each 30ml bottle.

2. MedTerra

MedTerra CBD SoftGels 50mg CBD

If you prefer taking CBD in a capsule form, MedTerra is a great option for you!

MedTerra CBD Softgels are our very first softgel with zero THC, made from a CBD isolate base. We offer them in 2 highly-concentrated strengths: 25mg or 50mg. Both CBD softgels come in a 30 count bottle.

Because the CBD oil is encapsulated in a softgel, these capsules are very easy and fast to consume. They’re extremely easy to swallow due to their smooth and slippery texture and they are also odorless and tasteless. What’s even better, Medterra’s CBD is produced from organic, non-GMO hemp. Each batch is third-party lab tested to ensure consistency and quality.

3. Panacea F.A.S.T Tablets

Hemp Oil Tablets

If you want the fast-acting benefit of a tincture, but aren’t a fan of the liquid format, sublingual tablets might be the best choice for you. One of our newest products is a great in-between option, made from a CBD isolate with zero THC.

F.A.S.T. stands for Fast Acting Sublingual Tablet. These tablets melt in your mouth in order to get to work more quickly for you. These dissolvable tablets are more bio available than a traditional capsule. That’s just a fancy way of saying that your body can more quickly and easily absorb the cannabinoids. Each tablet contains 35 mg of cannabidiol and has a light citrus & vanilla flavor.  No earthy taste here!  Each bottle contains 30 tablets, for a total of 1050 mg CBD per bottle, making this a great value per milligram.

4. Alternate Vape

CBD E-liquid Cartridge

All of the products we’ve listed so far have been highly-concentrated and easy to take. Alternate Vape Prefilled Cartridges are no exception! There is 250mg of CBD in each of these 1mL cartridges. Even better, all three flavors are made with natural flavoring and an MCT oil base, so you can feel safe and comfortable about what you’re putting into your body.

Our new All-in-One E-liquid Pen is a lightweight, portable vaporizer e-pen that can be used to enjoy your zero THC Alternate Vape E-Liquid! Whether you’re carrying a purse or just have your pant pockets to work with, this vaporizer can travel with you so you can enjoy the benefits of CBD anywhere. Purchase the pen individually or with one of our E-Liquids for a $5 total discount.

Note: Pregnant women and lactating mothers should not use this product. Always consult a medical doctor before modifying your diet or using any new product. As with all products on Green Wellness Life, this product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.