CBD

New Every Day CBD Sales

CBD is something that rarely goes on sale, but we have been working out a deal with our main CBD company, Green Gorilla, to be able to offer an ongoing sale for two of their products that we can pass on to our customers.

The first is the one I’m most excited about- a 25% off discount on their 1500mg bottle of CBD. The reason I’m so glad that we were able to get that size bottle on discount is that it is a higher potency bottle, and because of that, it’s on the pricey side. Still, we have many customers with more extreme pain or anxiety who have really found benefit from taking a higher dose of CBD, but because it’s a higher dose bottle, it’s more expensive. This sale makes us really happy to be able to pass on this discount so it’s more affordable, particularly for people who need a higher amount of CBD.

With our 1500mg bottle of CBD from Green Gorilla, each pump of CBD oil contains 10mg of CBD, and a bottle contains 150 pumps. For people who need higher amounts of CBD for relief, it’s a great product since it’s so concentrated, though we do have a number of people who are using it for a more standard 20mg dose of CBD. With the 1500mg bottle only 2 pumps are needed to get 20mg, so the bottle would contain 75 20 mg servings, which for most people would last two and a half months.

The regular price for the 1500mg bottle of our Green Gorilla CBD is $149.99, but with this new discount, it takes $37.50 off the list price, bringing the 1500mg size down to $112.49- still a bit expensive, but it works out to be significantly more economical if it’s something you’re using on a regular basis when compared to lower potency bottles. For example, our 600mg bottle of CBD works out to be $2.83 for one 20mg serving (that’s the regular price, not including senior or newsletter discounts), whereas the new sale price on our 1500mg bottle works out to be just $1.50 per 20mg serving, plus the bottle lasts a lot longer.

Our Green Gorilla CBD is one of the only USDA Certified Organic CBD products available in the United States, and it’s also guaranteed to be THC free, and Green Gorilla (as well as all of the CBD products we sell) regularly undergoes third party testing on each of their products to guarantee that what it says on the label is what it really is. A recent study found that 70% of CBD sold online did not match up with what it said on the label when tested, which just shows how important it is to make sure you’re using a quality product. The market is absolutely flooded with CBD as it grows in popularity, and unfortunately many of those products (as determined by research) are not legitimate.

The other CBD product we’ve been able to get a discount that we can pass on is on our new Green Gorilla CBD Gummies. We still recommend liquids as the best way to take CBD, since CBD as an ingredient is difficult for the body to absorb, and liquids are better absorbed since they are first absorbed through the soft tissues in the mouth before being swallowed and digested. Gummies, however, and very convenient and are great for “on the go” for relief while you’re out and about. We have a number of customers who keep a bottle of our CBD gummies in their desks at work to help with stress and anxiety during the day. Our Green Gorilla CBD Gummies are now also on 25% every day sale. Stop in the store and ask to try a sample if you’d never had them! They’re made with entirely organic ingredients, and are vegan and THC-free.

Stop by the store at 7228 W. College Drive in Palos Heights for more information. We also are happy to ship bottles to anywhere in the continental US- shipping for one bottle is $3.50. Call the store to order at 708-448-9114.

Common Questions About CBD

CBD has become so popular lately, and we’ve received many questions about it, so I wanted to address some of those here. CBD is a great supplement with many different benefits, the most common of which are its benefits to helping with pain reduction and anxiety, though benefits are also being researched for cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, depression, insomnia, and many more.

Is CBD the same as marijuana?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a plant extract known as a phytocannabinoid that is found in both marijuana and hemp. Hemp derived CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning that it won’t make you feel “high” or out of it, but it can be of benefit to many people since it is very effective for treating pain (from all causes) and anxiety. Hemp derived CBD is now legal in all 50 states since the 2018 US Farm Bill was put into effect.

Does CBD contain THC? My job requires drug testing.

THC is the compound in marijuana that confers the “high” that the plant is known for. Even though hemp based CBD is not made from marijuana, hemp plants naturally do have trace amounts of THC. To be sold legally in the United States, CBD from hemp cannot contain more than .3% THC. That amount isn’t enough for a person to feel a “high”, but it may be enough to show up on a drug test. If a person is consuming CBD with any amount of THC in it, there is no way to be certain that they won’t have a problem if they needed a drug test for whatever reason.

That being said, there is CBD available that is guaranteed to contain zero THC. At Pass Health Foods we have many CBD products available that contain no THC. If this is an important issue for you, be sure that the CBD you’re using does not contain any THC. Small amounts of THC in a CBD product does not mean that it’s a bad product necessarily, but it is important to know exactly what you’re taking. For example, CBD extracts known as “whole plant” extracts will almost always contain CBD because it is a natural part of the hemp plant, even though it is in small amounts.

There was a television news story just recently about a woman who lost her job because she was taking a CBD product that contained small amounts of THC, which just reiterates the importance of knowing exactly what you’re taking. Personally, I feel like using a zero-THC product is a good decision, since it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Is CBD regulated by the FDA?

Natural products and supplements, like CBD, are regulated by the FDA differently than prescription drugs. CBD is approved as an ingredient to be sold, but individual bottles and products are not specifically tested by the FDA. Because of this, it’s even more important to make sure you’re getting a reputable product sold by a reputable store. When it comes down to it, anyone could put something in a bottle and say it’s CBD. If people started to get sick from taking it, the FDA would probably step in, but otherwise, there would be no way to know that that specific product was fake (other than it not working). In fact, one study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that 70 percent of CBD sold online did not match the concentrations printed on the labels.

One of the ways to protect yourself against issues of quality when it comes to CBD is to look for brands that do something called “third party testing”, which means that they formulate their product but then send it away to be tested by a laboratory not connected to their brand to confirm the ingredients and that what it says on the label is really true. Every CBD product we carry at Pass Health Foods is third party tested to confirm potency and purity.

What is the best way to take CBD?

CBD is available in many different forms from liquids, gummies, and pills to even foods and drinks infused with CBD. The very best way to take CBD is in a liquid extract; the reason is that CBD is difficult for the body to absorb, and liquids are able to be absorbed so much better. When you take a liquid CBD supplement, it’s recommended that you put it under your tongue for about a minute (longer is even better, but you don’t need to be ridiculous about it). Holding the CBD in your mouth helps the CBD to begin to be absorbed into the bloodstream through the soft tissues in the mouth (similar to if you’ve ever taken a sublingual vitamin). After holding it under your tongue, swish it around your mouth (further enhancing absorption) before swallowing it.

Taking CBD in this way allows your body to absorb it the best it possibly can. Also, liquids are fast acting, with the benefits generally being felt within 20 minutes, which can be extremely helpful is you need relief right away. Gummies are convenient especially for on the go or for people who can’t take liquids for whatever reason, and can be effective, but I would definitely say that liquids are best when it comes to CBD.

Many people worry that a liquid will taste terrible, and to be honest, some do. I’ve tried many different brands of CBD and some are absolutely awful tasting, which can make it difficult to take on a regular basis. The difference in taste from brand to brand comes from a variety of factors, including what carrier oil it’s mixed with and if it’s a whole plant extract, which can be more bitter tasting.

We have several extremely high quality CBD liquids at the store that are great tasting without any bitterness or awfulness. The CBD we most recommend is by a company called Green Gorilla, which I believe has the cleanest, best quality CBD around. They’re USDA Certified Organic (which is incredibly rare when it comes to CBD) and do third party testing on each batch of CBD they make. They also make really nice tasting CBD liquids, making them easy to take.

How much CBD should I take?

First, I’d like to explain about how CBD is sold in regards to potency, since it’s unlike any other supplement. For example, if you wanted to buy Vitamin C, it would say 500mg on the bottle whether it had 30 pills or 500. CBD is not that way, it is measured by how much is in the entire bottle, which can often be confusing. What really matters is the strength of CBD per serving, which varies. We carry CBD in a variety of strengths, the most common being 10 or 20 milligrams of CBD per serving. A 10 milligram dose is on the low side, but can often be enough for someone just experiencing mild pain or anxiety. For people experiencing more severe issues, often a low dose isn’t enough.

The amount of CBD needed for each person if different, depending on the problems they’re experiencing in addition to their individual physiological makeup. In our experience, most people have good results with a 20mg. dose of CBD, though we do have a number of people who use higher amounts to help with more extreme pain. CBD is very safe to take, even in extremely high doses, though there’s no sense in taking a higher dose if a low dose does the trick. That is another nice thing about liquids, with a liquid it is very easy to lower or raise the amount of CBD you take at one time, and also that the benefit is felt quickly, so it is easy to determine if you may need more to help with your individual needs.

I’ve written about some of the more common questions above, but please stop in the store if you have any other questions that we could help you with. Also, all of our health articles are archived on our website at passhealthfoods.com, including many different ones on CBD, its benefits, and how it works. We also have copies available at the store of a wide variety of articles on CBD, so feel free to stop in for more information at 7228 W. College Drive in Palos Heights.

Other articles on our website:

The Science of CBD: How it Works, and Why

CBD: An Overview

The Science of CBD: How it Works, and Why

CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is an interesting supplement, which has such a wide range of benefits. Many people ask, since it is strange how a supplement can help such very different, unrelated conditions, how that can be so, and how exactly does CBD work in the body- so that’s the subject of this article.

CBD is a compound known as a cannabinoid that is present in both medical marijuana and the hemp plant. Medical marijuana contains two main compounds or cannabinoids- THC, the part of the marijuana plant that has a psychoactive or “mind-altering” response, responsible for the “high” felt from marijuana; and CBD, the part of the plant that confers the majority of the researched benefits of medical marijuana for pain relief, anxiety, and more.

Interestingly, it’s actually the THC that is generally thought to be the cause of the negative effects associated with marijuana use- impaired memory, paranoia, and possible addictive qualities, whereas CBD is the part of the plant most associated with the benefits of pain relief and soothing anxiety, among others.

Medical marijuana currently requires a prescription in Illinois, but CBD sourced from hemp plants are now legal in all 50 states. Research comparing CBD sourced from both hemp and marijuana have found similar effectiveness regardless of the source of the CBD, which is good news for the majority of us who do not have a prescription for medical marijuana, but still want to experience the many benefits that come with CBD.

The reason CBD is helpful for so many separate and unassociated conditions is actually because it has been discovered that our body has an entire system of receptors called the endocannabinoid system. This system in the body was discovered only recently, in 1992, when researchers were trying to determine how and why marijuana, or cannabis, was able to affect the body so much.

The scientists found that our body has receptors for these compounds known as cannabinoids throughout our body but particularly concentrated in the brain and nervous system, and that our body actually produces its own versions of these compounds very similar to those found in both marijuana and hemp. The researches named this body system the endocannabinoid system- “endo” meaning inside the body, and “cannabinoid” named after cannabis (the scientific name for the plant family that encompasses both marijuana and hemp).

It’s extremely interesting to study, since we have a whole system in our bodies that many people have never heard of, which is active in every human (and actually all mammals) on the planet from before birth until the end of our lives.

Our body naturally products these compounds in response to stress and inflammation, but just like many other substances that the body produces, Vitamin D for example, can have great benefit when used as a supplement.

So to summarize, the reason that CBD works so well in the body and for so many different conditions or reasons, is that our bodies naturally have receptors throughout the body that CBD can bind to, like a key  to a lock, that are able to confer benefits to many different parts of the body. This is the reason that people feel benefits for pain and inflammation reduction after using CBD, as well as reduction in stress and anxiety is because that is what those receptors were made to do. The main purpose of the endocannabinoid system is to bring the body back into balance, reducing those overactive responses (to pain, or anxiety, or what have you) and bringing the back (or at least closer) to how it is meant to be running.

We have many articles on our website on the many benefits of CBD. See an overview of the CBD information we have on our website below:

CBD: An Overview

See a collection of the CBD Products we have available at the store at the link below. We offer both local delivery as well as shipping anywhere in the continental US. Call the store at 708-448-9114 if you would like to place an order and have it shipped. The product listing below is not a complete listing of the CBD products we carry, but is a collection of our top selling and most recommended CBD products.

CBD PRODUCT CATALOG

CBD: An Overview

At Pass Health Foods, we are extremely knowledgeable about CBD and its many benefits. We’ve written many articles on CBD about different aspects of its benefits as well as just additional information about CBD itself and how it works.

We wanted to have a place to put links to all our CBD articles for easy reference. Please see the links below for specific articles, and as always, please feel free to stop by the store for further, individualized attention.

What is CBD

The Many Benefits of Hemp Derived CBD Oil

Why Certified Organic CBD is So Important

Our CBD Product Recommendations

Natural Help for Anxiety: CBD and Theanine

CBD for Pets: Natural Pet Care

See a collection of the CBD Products we have available at the store at the link below. We offer both local delivery as well as shipping anywhere in the continental US. Call the store at 708-448-9114 if you would like to place an order and have it shipped. The product listing below is not a complete listing of the CBD products we carry, but is a collection of our top selling and most recommended CBD products.

CBD Product Catalog

Our CBD Product Recommendations

I know I’ve written about CBD numerous times now, so I hope I don’t sound like a broken record. This article on our website has a good overview of information about CBD: CBD Spotlight.

New research is coming out all the time on the many benefits of hemp derived CBD. CBD or cannabidiol, is a beneficial compound naturally found in both hemp and medical marijuana. The CBD found in hemp is a legal alternative to medical marijuana that has impressive benefits for pain (from all causes), anxiety, and a long list of other issues from epilepsy to neurodegenerative diseases, and more, without the “high” that comes from marijuana.

We have so many people who have come back to the store saying what a difference they’ve seen after taking CBD. I would say that it’s one supplement more than any other where people have gone out of their way to come back to tell us how great it is and how much it has helped them, both for pain and anxiety, and even sleep.

The interesting thing is that we even have people who’s doctors have prescribed them medical marijuana who prefer to take our CBD, since they don’t want to feel “out of it” or “high”, but need pain relief so they can function in their everyday lives. It’s important to make sure you’re getting a quality product, however, since now it seems like everyone and their brother is selling CBD, and they’re not always reputable companies. There’s even a tobacco store by my house that it always advertising how they have CBD, and I just laugh to myself, thinking how that would probably be the last place I’d recommend if a person was looking for CBD.

My favorite brand of CBD is from the brand Green Gorilla, which specializes in fast absorbing liquid CBD (you can read more about Green Gorilla on our website). As much as I love that type of CBD, I wanted to highlight a few other types and brands of CBD that we would also recommend, for people who prefer not take liquid CBD.

The first I’m excited about are brand new CBD gummies by Green Gorilla. They have been working on making an entirely organic gummy with zero THC for a while, and as I type this they’ve promised that the gummies should be ready any day now. CBD in gummies (they look like little gummy bears) are a great alternative way to take CBD that’s especially handy for effective pain or anxiety relief on the go, whenever it’s needed.

Even though I’d generally recommend liquid CBD first, it’s not really practical when you’re out and about. CBD gummies are also helpful for use in the office or even at school for stressful situations or anxiety since they just look like candy (and you won’t have to explain to other people what you’re taking). We have a number of customers who have used our CBD gummies for their high school students suffering from anxiety at school who have seen a real difference for their kids in coping and just having an easier time of it.

Social anxiety has become extremely common among school age children and teenagers, affecting both mental health and wellbeing. CBD is safe for both children and adults and can help to make life easier by helping a person to feel more calm without the feeling of being drugged or “out of it” that is common with many pharmaceuticals for anxiety.

CBD gummies are also very effective for pain, and we have quite a few customers who like how convenient they are, and pleasant tasting. One type we’ve carried for a while now, CBD gummies by CBD Living, is a favorite of one of the parents of a college student who works at the store. She is a cancer survivor with rheumatoid arthritis and loves the gummies by CBD Living in particular, saying how much they help with the pain she experiences. She says that CBD works better than her prescription RA medicine and works very well to reduce swelling.

Something else new we have at the store this month, and something a little different when it comes to CBD, are new CBD infused flavored olive oils. These oils are made by a local company (we always like to support local businesses) called True Horizons that have made a CBD oil that can be used on foods or even cooked with, without losing any of the benefits of the CBD oil. Even better, these CBD infused oils are made with organic ingredients and premium olive oil and have been independently tested to ensure they contain zero THC. I’ve been using their lemon flavored CBD olive oil, and it’s really nice on salad or to sautee veggies. We also have several other flavors at the store including basil, rosemary, and garlic.

Last, I wanted to mention our CBD blends by Irwin Naturals. We brought them in a couple months ago and are now hearing back fantastic reviews from our customers who have been using them. The unique thing about these Irwin CBD blends is that they’ve taken herbal blends that they’ve formulated that we’ve had at the store for a while now, blends that have been shown to work really well on their own, and then have added CBD to them, which only increases their benefits and effectiveness.

My favorite is their CBD + Power to Sleep. Their original Power to Sleep is a supplement I personally have used and loved for a long time, so I was excited when they came out with this new blend adding CBD to an already effective formula. I’ve tried it and I feel like they’ve made a great product even better. I’m not the only one who likes it- we’ve heard amazing testimonials back from customers who have tried it for helping to combat insomnia, who’ve found that it really does work.

One customer in particular, a wonderful lady who is always trying to do everything she can to help her family, has a husband who has been dealing with awful sleep problems- to the point that he was actually taking a prescription of Xanax plus a dose of Nyquill every night to help him sleep!  She started giving him our new CBD + Power to Sleep after we recommended it for how well it worked for sleep. She said that from the first night she gave it to him, he has slept better than he had in ages. The first time he tried it he woke up the next morning after sleeping a full eight hours saying, “What did you give me?!”   It really does work. If you have trouble sleeping, I’d definitely recommend giving it a try.

Irwin has several other effective CBD blends, but I’ll just mention one more- their CBD + Sunny Mood. Sunny Mood is a great herbal formula for boosting mood and helping with mild depression. It’s a supplement that my family has personal experience with on how well it works- my husband used it a little over a year ago after he had a death of a close family member at a time when he was already having stressful issues at work. He felt like taking the Sunny Mood made a huge difference and definitely helped him to cope with things a little better. The addition of CBD to a formula like this that already works amazingly makes a great blend even better, since CBD works so well for stress and anxiety.

We have a lot of choices when it comes to CBD at the store, and are very careful about what products we decide to carry, making sure to carry only those CBD products we feel are truly the “best of the best”. New research has found that only about 30 percent of commercial CBD products are accurately labeled. That just shows why it’s so important to buy CBD from a reputable store with trusted brands.

We’ve been working with several of our CBD companies to be able to have many of our CBD on sale during the month of April. All of our Green Gorilla Organic CBD products, our True Horizons CBD Infused Olive Oils, and our Irwin Naturals CBD Blends will be on sale this April for 20% off. CBD is something that rarely goes on sale (unfortunately) so be sure to take advantage of this great deal! 

Why Certified Organic CBD is So Important- Plus a New Organic CBD Balm

Last year, CBD Oil was something people were just learning about, the hemp extract that has been shown to be so beneficial for pain, anxiety, and so many other issues. Back then CBD seemed to be difficult to find, and people were always excited to find that we carried it in the store.

Now, a year later, it seems that CBD is everywhere and is sold by a hundred (even more than that, truly) different brands. With the recent flood of different CBD products in the market, it’s even more important to be sure that you are choosing a quality brand with certified ingredients. Companies have even gotten caught selling “fake CBD”, here is an article from CBS News where 52 people became sick after buying fake CBD Oil.

With so many CBD products now available, we have remained true to the choice we made in the beginning, to sell only USDA Certified Organic CBD oil in our store, since we believe that having to comply with the USDA Organic Certification is just another level of standards. USDA Organic Certification of CBD products are rare, since it is a stringent and difficult process to comply with their standards, standards we think are especially important when it comes to CBD products.

Hemp is  a bio-accumulator plant that has been found to suck more toxins into its plant fibers than other plants, toxins which are then present in non-organic hemp and CBD products. Lots of brands say that they are organic or have organic ingredients, but in actuality will say nothing about organic on the label. If a product is truly organic, it should be listed on the label, you shouldn’t have to “take someone’s word for it” when it comes to quality or certifications.

The primary brand of CBD we carry is Green Gorilla, which has a variety of concentrations of organic CBD oil. We have also just found another certified organic CBD oil by Barlean’s that we are bringing in this month.

Another reason that Green Gorilla is our favorite CBD oil is that it contains absolutely zero THC, the part of both marijuana and hemp which shows up on a drug test. Legally, CBD products have to be less that .3% THC to be sold in the United States. While .3% isn’t enough to make someone feel “high”, it may be enough to show up on a blood test with regular use, which is why choosing an organic CBD without any level of THC is a good idea.

Green Gorilla as an organic brand also has the most seals and certifications that we have ever seen, their products are not only USDA Certified Organic, but are also independently verified, gluten free, cruelty free, vegan, and have the Good Manufacturing Seal and are also produced in an FDA Registered Facility.

This month we also have a brand new topical organic CBD product that we are excited to share- a new CBD topical balm for pain by Green Gorilla. We’ve had several customers try it with good results. Stop by the store so we can show you our new variety of organic CBD products!


 


 

The Many Benefits of Hemp Derived CBD Oil

Q: I have been hearing a lot about CBD oil lately, that it’s an alternative to medical marijuana that can help with pain. I’m interested in it, but wanted to find out more before I tried it.

A: CBD oil has been gaining in popularity lately, so I’m happy to explain more about it! CBD is a non-prescription, legal alternative to medical marijuana. CBD, which stands for cannabidiol, is a compound found in both marijuana and hemp plants, which has been found to be extremely effective for pain relief, anxiety, and a number of other disorders.

The difference between marijuana and hemp plants (also known as “industrial hemp”) is the amount of THC the plants contain. THC is the compound in marijuana that causes one to feel intoxicated or “high”. Research into cannabis and hemp plants, however, has found other substances (of which CBD is the most well researched) that provide a variety of medicinal effects without the “high” from conventional marijuana.

Research on cannabinoids (the medicinal extracts found in marijuana and hemp plants) had a breakthrough when it was found that humans actually had cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. This system of receptors is known as the endocannabinoid system, which accounts for the many benefits that are seen when people begin taking CBD oil. These receptors work to confer the benefits of CBD oil throughout the body, not just in the brain, but with benefits that extend to our musculoskeletal tissues, the central nervous system, the immune system, and more.

CBD is best known for its ability to reduce pain from a variety of causes. CBD has shown impressive benefits for reducing inflammation throughout the body, and research has also found that it also works to regulate pain through compounds in the brain that actually help to reduce the amount of pain a person feels. We have a large group of customers who have been taking our organic CBD oil for pain relief that have had very impressive results. CBD can significantly improve the quality of life for people dealing with chronic pain issues.

The second most common reason that people take our CBD oil is for anxiety. There have been numerous very positive studies on CBD and its benefit for reducing anxiety, as well as helping to reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD. Several published studies have also reported the benefits of CBD for a number of different mood and emotional disorders. CBD has even been found to be beneficial in people who have not had success with conventional treatments for anxiety and depression.

New research is coming out all the time with even more benefits for CBD. CBD has been found to aid in cancer treatment and can help to reduce tumor growth in several different types of cancers. Preliminary research has even found that CBD may help with drug resistant tumor cells.

Another study even found that CBD can help with quitting smoking, helping to reduce the desire to smoke. Other research has suggested that CBD may help with Alzheimer’s disease by beneficially interfering with neurodegenerative pathways as well as having neuroprotective effects on the brain. Further research has also found benefits of CBD for diabetes, stroke, COPD, and more.

Even though hemp does not cause the “high” that marijuana does, the amount of THC found in CBD products can vary, since it is legal for hemp extracts to contain as much as .3% THC. That amount isn’t enough to cause a person to feel “high”, but it may be enough to cause problems with a drug test. The certified organic CBD oil from Green Gorilla that we carry at Pass Health Foods contains absolutely zero THC, so there is absolutely no problem with drug testing, even if you were to consume an entire bottle at a time. We have a number of customers who have been using our Green Gorilla CBD oil who regularly undergo drug testing (police officers and fire fighters for example) who haven’t had any problems with their drug tests.

CBD oils on the market range widely in quality, potency, and effectiveness. Conventionally grown CBD from hemp can also contain a large amount of toxins because hemp is naturally a “bio-accumulator” plant, which means that it draws toxins from the soil. There have also been a number of recent cases of fake, adulterated, and synthetic CBD being sold in stores, so it’s even more important to make sure you’re buying a quality product that contains pure, authentic CBD oil.

Because of this, we’ve been very careful in the types of CBD oil that we’ve decided to carry in the store, and have chosen the brand Green Gorilla, a high quality CBD extract consisting of entirely organic ingredients that is also USDA certified organic (there are many CBD oils on the market that say they have organic ingredients, but few that have actually been certified by the USDA).

What is CBD?

CBD is an extract from the hemp plant which has similar chemical and health properties to the THC (the psychoactive extract of the plant known for its “high”) in marijuana, but without the mind altering effects.

THC from medicinal marijuana and CBD from hemp have been shown to have similar benefits for pain relief and help with anxiety (including PTSD) as well as very impressive results with seizure disorders in children (especially drug-resistant epilepsy). CBD has also shown neuroprotective effects for degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and more.

CBD oil is probably best known for its benefits for pain relief, like medicinal marijuana, especially for people who have unsuccessful results with conventional pain medication. In one large-scale survey by Project CBD participants who had used both high THC medical marijuana and CBD extract from cannabis and reported that there were no significant outcomes in pain relief between THC and CBD.

In America, medical marijuana and all extracts from the cannabis plant are illegal for use without a prescription. Because of this regulation, CBD oil available in America is sourced from the hemp plant. CBD oil ranges vastly in quality, potency, and effectiveness. Conventionally grown CBD from hemp can also have a large amount of toxins in it because hemp is naturally a “bio-accumulator” plant, which means that it draws toxins from the soil.

Because of this, we’ve been careful in the types of CBD oil that we’ve decided to carry in the store, and have chosen the brand Green Gorilla, a high-quality CBD extract consisting of entirely organic ingredients. We have it in two strengths, a 150mg product which is considered a daily dose for overall health, and then a higher 600mg product which is what is recommended for acute issues and pain relief.

We would very much recommend trying our new CBD oil from Green Gorilla. Also, its fast acting- results of the 600mg dose are usually seen within 20 minutes for pain relief. Last, I wanted to say that our CBD oil is completely safe for drug testing, since there is absolutely zero THC (the compound in marijuana that shows up on a drug test) in our Green Gorilla CBD oil, so there is absolutely no worry about any problems with a drug test (which I can’t say is the case with all CBD oils on the market).