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GWL Staff Favorite Isolate CBD Products

July 7th, 2022 by Cara Oorbeck
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At Green Wellness Life, we are CBD whole plant advocates. You may know these products as Full Spectrum CBD products,  So if you come in looking for condition specific help, we will more than likely direct you to our full spectrum products (this includes the whole plant with all the cannabinoids from the hemp plant including trace amounts of .03%THC).  However, our staff also recognizes that broad spectrum and isolate products can be incredibly beneficial for some specific things as well as both are processed to remove the trace amounts  of THC.

Here are the differences:

  • Isolate: the only cannabinoid left in the product is CBD.
  • Broad Spectrum: some of the cannabinoids in the product are removed, including the trace amounts of THC, while some of the other cannabinoids like CBG or CBN are left.

So with that being said, we want to talk about some of our Staff’s favorite isolate products and why we love them!

Cara OorbeckCara Oorbeck—Operations Guru @ GWL

The dog you see in the picture to the right is my sweet rescue, Rizzo (Named after the baseball player for the cubs, thank you to my husband who is a fan!). We love our little buddy but he is a ball of anxious energy and it only gets worse when he is stressed. This happens with visitors, animals or humans walking by, loud noises including if we raise our voice for any reason, and even when there is anything stressful on the T.V. or radio.

MedTerra Calming CBD Chews Salmon FlavorThat is where the Medterra CBD Calming Soft Chews come in! We have seen a significant reduction in anxiety and stress by giving Rizzo the Medterra soft chews daily. The soft chew is 10 mg, and we recommend 1-2mg per 10lbs of body weight for an animal, so we started by splitting it in half and giving it to him daily. After a week we found we needed to increase him to 1 chew daily. He is about 40 pounds. He loves the bacon flavor and the added ingredients of valerian root, chamomile and L-tryptophan also benefit him when dealing with his anxiety. I also give him half a chew before we have company or before he goes to the groomer. I really do love this product and so does Rizzo. We have really seen a marked improvement with his anxiety. I also love the price point $29.99 for 300 mg. You really cannot beat it!

Hannah Laing—Operations & Media Management @ GWL

I have been a long standing Endoca fan, some may even go so far to say cheerleader. I have found that 50mgs of either the Endoca Raw tincture or capsules has made a significant difference in my pain management routine. That doesn’t mean that Endoca checks all of my boxes for benefits from CBD. With all of the anxiety and stress that has accompanied everyday life, I have recently found that I like to add an isolate into my routine, along with my daily full spectrum. By adding an isolate along with my Endoca, I am noticing better relief for some of the anxiety that has come with life this last year. 

Through trial and error, I have enjoyed taking an isolate gummy and the gummy verses the softgel or tincture has inspired me to take it daily. I found my perfect match in the MedTerra Keep Calm 25Medterra cbd gummies mg CBD gummies. This is one of our best selling gummies and there is no doubt why.  With the added ingredients of L-Thanine  & Turmeric it not only helps my nerves but can also act as an added bonus for my inflamation with the turmeric.

The Medterra Keep Calm Gummies are available in both 25 and 50 mgs per gummy as well as a sleep gummy that I have also found to be helpful. I’m also on a budget as a young person attending college so I was more than happy when I saw that my favorite gummies cost $39.99. Either way, these yummy gummies are an affordable and fun way to take your daily CBD. 

 

QuintonQuinton Charles— Op-Ed Blogger

As gyms start to reopen, a lot of us are dealing with soreness following a great workout (as we attempt to get rid of those quarantine pounds!). Even if you don’t hit the gym regularly, you may still feel sore; whether that soreness is the result of physical exertion or is a chronic issue, I might have something to help. 

Each of us was asked to review one 0 THC product so I chose an isolate product I already enjoy. So what is an isolate? Simply put, it is a hemp-derived product that only contains the CBD of the hemp, and nothing else. This means that it is great for those looking to use CBD while wishing to avoid any trace amounts of THC that may be in a full-spectrum product or any of the other Cannabinoids. 

I really enjoy the Social CBD Muscle Balm Stick. This muscle rub from Social CBD (hence why I mentioned the soreness)works very well for me. The soreness the day after the gym? Taken care of,Muscle Balm Stick with only a few rubs a day (and with a nice lavender scent, too). I definitely putting this topical on my shelf as a regular. There are no downsides to the muscle rub, either. Normally, I find at least one thing wrong with every product that I review. Not this one. The texture of the balm is good, not too sticky (when applied properly and rubbed in), the scent is pleasant and not overpowering, and the relief I receive from daily use is surprising, when considering it is not a full spectrum product. It is also 400 mg and can be purchased for a reasonable price $34.99. I highly recommend the Muscle Balm to anyone who is dealing with daily muscle pain and sports recovery.

 

David Kranker HeadshotDavid Kranker— Op-Ed Blogger-GWL SEO & Marketing 

I had the pleasure of being able to try and review the Hemp Lucid CBD Beverage Drops.  The drops are available in both isolate and full spectrum drops  and contain an emulsifier that allows them to be mixed into any beverage making them a fast acting product, also known as nano CBD. This product fit my lifestyle perfectly, because I start every morning with a smoothie (orange juice, banana, pineapple, and spinach). I was able to add the drops to my smoothie every morning to start the day with a boost of CBD. I added a full dropper each morning which is about 33mg of CBD.

CBD is known for having a strong, earthy flavor. However, I found that adding the beverage drops to my smoothie really didn’t change the flavor of the smoothie. If you’re someone who doesn’t particularly like the taste of CBD oil, these drops may be a really good option for you. I got to really test the power of the drops last week. We had an issue with the website that was really stressing me out. I added the beverage drops to a glass of apple cider and drank the glass to see how well the drops would help me cope with the stress and anxiety I was experiencing. I found they did do a good job of providing the sense of calm I needed. I was able to clear my head and we did end up getting the website issue resolved.
The beverage drops have a rapid onset, so they get to work fast, and we do consider them a fast acting  product or a water soluble . The effects will typically fade faster than a typical oil-based tincture would. The drops are really best for when you need a boost of CBD. Ultimately, I really enjoyed the beverage drops and I would definitely recommend them. If you have a beverage routine like me, you’ll be able to easily work these drops into your routine. They’re also great to have around when you want a fast boost of CBD.

Brandelle Palmer, Founder and Owner of GWL

I know we say it regularly, but here at GWL we really do try ALOT of CBD. Gummies, Inhalers, Lotions, Chocolate – even a bracelet once. You name it, we’ve tried it. Through all of these trials and adventures, Social CBD is a brand that I find myself coming back to time and time again. This is a review on isolate and broad spectrum based products and those are the only types of products that Social CBD line.  Clearing out those other ingredients seems to make an easier path for mood stabilization. That’s the benefit that I’m generally looking for from CBD. While I do have the general aches and pains that come with being a 42 year old human (How is it that I hurt my neck sleeping? Seriously – just sleeping causes injury these days?) ISocial (Antes Select!) Capsulas de Gel CBD Potenciador don’t live with chronic pain. Thank goodness for that. I do struggle with a balanced mood and energy level. Michigan winters don’t help the situation, so I find myself turning to the Social CBD Boost. It’s a 33.3mg strength softgel. Again, it’s an isolate – 0 THC. Social makes a Rest, Recover, and a Boost blend. Boost contains yerba mate and moringa in addition to that CBD. If you’re not familiar with those “bonus herbs,” yerba mate is a naturally caffeinated leaf from a holly tree native to the rainforest. It’s most often consumed as a tea. https://guayaki.com/why-yerba-mate/

The moringa tree is native to North India and is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals including Vitamin B6, Vitamin C, Vitamin A and Magnesium. https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/6-benefits-of-moringa-oleifera#

The combination of these two is intended to provide some energy for the day along with those neutralizing benefits that we love from CBD. 

But does it work? For me, it does. I take my CBD mid-morning. I don’t take anything on an empty stomach because I’ve got a notoriously weak digestive system, so I want to make sure I’ve had breakfast. I’m also done with my allotted 2 cups of coffee by then. Within about an hour, I do feel a burst of energy. It’s not always noticeable on a daily basis, but when I stop the Boost to try something new and different, I notice when I come back to it. My husband, who struggles with both mood and inflammation, takes this as well – he marries it with a Full Spectrum Softgel from Entourage. It’s a higher serving of daily CBD than some of us need, but it’s his best fit. Let us know how we can help you find your own best fit – we’re here to help!

 


What Is THC Free CBD?

November 9th, 2021 by Quinton Charles

THC Free CBD
Quintonby Quinton Charles, Op-ed blogger

If you’re new to the world of CBD, you may find all of the different terms surrounding it to be a bit daunting. You may also be worried about whether taking CBD will make you high – or cause you to fail a drug test. It can be hard to decide whether to take CBD or not if you don’t understand exactly what it is…and what it isn’t.

CBD has been legal in the United States since 2018, with the passage of the Hemp Farming Act. Under this law, industrial hemp grown in the U.S. can contain trace amounts of THC (cannabinoid that has a psychoactive component found above .3% in marijuana but also found in trace amounts in the hemp plant). If you are concerned about consuming any amount of THC, you can also purchase CBD products that contain Zero THC CBD.

To help you understand more about CBD oil and THC , we are breaking down the science behind hemp. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to make an informed decision about whether CBD is right for you.

The Endocannabinoid System(ECS)

In the United States, the growth and production of the cannabis plant has been illegal for most of the past century. Hemp, a member of the cannabis species of plant, was included in this broad ban. Even after the production of hemp was legalized in 2018, there is still a lot of confusion about the hemp plant and hemp oil with CBD.

Plants in the cannabis genus contain over 100 naturally-occurring compounds, known as cannabinoids. Two of the most well-known cannabinoids are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Both of these compounds can be found in the hemp plant, along with many other cannabinoids that you may have heard about including CBN, CBG, CBDA, CBBC, THCV, THCP and the list can go on and on.

Each of us has an endocannabinoid system that produces endocannabinoid receptors.  These  participate and regulate internal functions in our body, and our body produces them as we have need for them. Experts believe that a humans endocannabinoid system contributes to homoeostasis, or balance in our internal systems.   The hemp plant and marijuana plants produce something similar to endocannabinoids, these are called phytocannbinoids.  Each of these phytocannabinoids interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) producing different effects.  The US Library of medicine published a review stating;

“Recent neurological uses include adjunctive treatment for malignant brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, neuropathic pain, and the childhood seizure    disorders Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes. In addition, psychiatric and mood disorders, such as schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, addiction, postconcussion syndrome, and posttraumatic stress disorders are being studied using phytocannabinoids including.

Difference between CBD and THC.

One of the most important differences between CBD and THC  is that THC is psychoactive, while CBD is not. This means that consuming THC may make you feel intoxicated, while you won’t feel high after taking CBD.

Generally speaking, THC and CBD have an inverse relationship. This means that as the level of CBD in a cannabis plant increases, the level of THC decreases (and vice versa). As a result, when you buy a product made from a CBD-rich plant like hemp, the THC content will be very low.

Under federal law, hemp grown in the United States can contain no more than 0.3% THC. By contrast, marijuana plants may contain as much as 30% THC. Most CBD products manufactured in the U.S. are made from industrial hemp, with trace amounts (or no) THC. In states where marijuana is legal, you may be able to purchase CBD products made from cannabis, with a higher level of THC. At Green Wellness Life, we only sell products made from industrial hemp grown in the United States – none of which contain more than 0.3% THC, and many of which are THC-free.

What Is Zero THC CBD?

Zero THC,  THC-free or CBD isolate products are exactly what they sound like: CBD with absolutely NO THC. You can buy almost any type of CBD product with Zero THC, including THC free CBD oils, THC free CBD edibles, THC free capsules, THC free topicals, and THC flower and vape cartridges.

Making THC  free CBD involves an extra step in the extraction process. First, the flowers, stalks, and leaves of the hemp plant go through the extraction process (using a variety of techniques, such as supercritical carbon dioxide). Second, once the oils from the hemp plant have been extracted, the resulting concentrate is put through a purification process to remove trace levels of THC. This CBD is then used to make a variety of products.

To determine whether a particular product has THC, check the label to see if it is described as full spectrum, broad spectrum, or as a CBD isolate. A full spectrum product will contain all of the beneficial compounds in the hemp plant, including CBD, trace amounts of THC, flavonoids and terpenes. Taking a full spectrum product can produce the entourage effect, which can boost the benefits of CBD.

A broad spectrum product will contain these same compounds as a full spectrum product, minus the THC. Finally, CBD isolates only contain CBD, with none of the other compounds found in the hemp plant. Therefore, if you’re looking for a THC free CBD product, you’re actually looking for a broad spectrum or isolate CBD product.

After choosing a type of CBD product, you should then check its certificate of analysis. Currently, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate CBD. As a result, the only way to know for sure that you are getting what you are paying for is by reviewing the independent lab results for a particular product. A reputable CBD company should have all of its products tested by an independent laboratory, and make those results available online. Among other things – like CBD concentration – these results should list the product’s THC content.

Why Should I Take THC-Free CBD?

There are a lot of good reasons why you may choose to take a Zero THC CBD product. First, if you are drug tested for work, taking a THC-free CBD product may make sense. While the miniscule amount of THC in industrial hemp should not lead to a positive drug test, it is better to be safe than sorry.

Second, if you are a competitive athlete, you may choose to take a Zero THC CBD product. While most governing bodies have removed CBD from their lists of banned substances, taking THC is generally against the rules for many sports. Again, it is unlikely that you will fail a drug test while taking CBD, but if you have any concerns about the possibility, your best choice is to buy broad spectrum CBD or a CBD isolate.

Third, if you are taking CBD to help with a certain condition – like anxiety – you may want to avoid any THC at all. THC and CBD interact with our bodies in different ways. One side effect that many people experience when consuming THC is anxiety. If you are trying to reduce your anxiety with CBD, you may want to avoid even trace amounts of the compound.*https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5938896/

Whatever your reason may be, if you want to take a CBD product that is THC-free, be sure to only purchase a broad spectrum or CBD isolate. You should also double check the manufacturer’s website to ensure that a third party laboratory has confirmed that the product contains 0% THC.

What Zero THC Products Are Available?

You can buy almost any CBD product in Zero  THC form. At Green Wellness Life, we make finding a THC-free product easy. Just go to our shop page, and then click on the “ZERO % THC” button. It’ll take you to our entire inventory of THC-free CBD products, including both broad spectrum and CBD isolate.

Some of our favorite 0% THC products include:

We even have great THC products for your pets, like the cbdMD Pet CBD Balm for Dogs. If you have any concerns about buying a CBD product that is 100% THC-free, we are always available to help.

Buy CBD from a Source You Can Trust

If you’re in the market for CBD, you want to buy a product that delivers what it promises. The best way to do that is to only purchase independently-tested CBD products made from industrial hemp grown in the United States. At Green Wellness Life, all of our CBD products meet this criteria.

While we aren’t doctors, and cannot diagnose or treat any medical condition, we can offer you our own experience as well as the latest research on the health and wellness benefits of CBD. We can also provide guidance on choosing the best CBD product for your specific needs – including THC-free CBD. If you would like to learn more, give us a call at (888) 772-7875 (M-F, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST), press the live chat button, or fill out our online contact form.

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