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CBD has gained main-stream momentum like essential oils have.  You may even know people who sell it through some MLM company, just like essential oils.   Also like essential oils, not all CBD is created equal.

 

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol shortened to CBD  is a natural oil typically extracted from the Cannabis sativa plant and used as a dietary supplement.  As you will see via the studies later in this article, it has significant medical benefits.  However, unlike cannabis, federally legal CBD does not make you feel "high" or "stoned".    More and more people are turning to CBD rich cannabis because it is not psychoactive but many help with many physical, mental and emotional issues.

 

THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING ANY CBD:

  • Reputable supplier that will provide education and materials

  • CO2 extracted

  • Mg strength - how much per drop or ml

  • Whole plant extraction - not parts

Look for a supplier who is able to answer the questions you have.  They need to be knowledgeable on how the product works, how to use it effectively and will actually take the time to teach you about it.  If they don't understand it and cannot teach you, how are you going to be able to use it?

 

There are different ways CBD is extracted.  Some of the common ways are CO2, solvent, ethanol or olive oil.  The CBD we carry is obtained via CO2 extraction.  It is more expensive but renders a safer, and in my opinion, better product. CO2 is non-toxic.  Every time you drink a carbonated beverage, you are drinking the results of CO2 being added to it.  It is tasteless and doesn't leave anything unwanted behind.

 

Solvent extraction uses neurotoxic solvents such as hexane and butane which may be left behind.  Butane is a known lung irritant.  These solvents may compromise your immune system function and interfere with healing.  Healing is usually why we are turning to CBD in the first place.  Ethanol extracts chlorophyll which has been known to give unpleasant side effects. Filtering the extract to remove th