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This page is designed to educate those who come to our site and want to learn more about CBD and what it is. Since CBD is relatively new as a consumer provided product we want to inform you of what it is, what it does, how it is an alternative option to traditional medicine, how it can help you and if you are interested how you can purchase our pure cbd products to effectively improve your health.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid (‘phyto’ – meaning plants) discovered in 1940. It is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract. As of 2019, clinical research on cannabidiol included studies of anxiety, cognition, movement disorders, and pain. Many people combine CBD into their everyday health routine to support their cellular and molecular health. In fact, scientist have found that these plant compounds have a better effect on the body when they work together rather than alone. This means that CBD and all those other compounds found in each plant can support the body more fully than just CBD. Among the many benefits that users experience, some of the main ones are a sense of calm for focus; relief from everyday stresses; help in recovery from exercise-induced inflammation; and support for healthy sleep cycles.
Extensive scientific research – much of it sponsored by the U.S. government – and mounting anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of maladies, including (but not limited to):
- Autoimmune diseases (inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis)
- Neurological conditions (Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, Huntington’s chorea, stroke, traumatic brain injury) Metabolic syndrome (diabetes, obesity)
- Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism)
- Gut disorders (colitis, Crohn’s)
- Cardiovascular dysfunction (atherosclerosis, arrhythmia)
- Skin disease (acne, dermatitis, psoriasis)
How does CBD work? A step into the Endocannabinoid System.
The human body has a vast network of receptors, called the Endocannabinoid System, (‘endo’ – meaning within. The purpose of this system is to help our body stay balanced and in good overall health, even when external factors and certain lifestyle choices diminish our wellbeing. CBD and other cannabinoids fit into the receptors of the Endocannabinoid System, helping the body complete its efforts to keep us in good health by supporting many of the body’s physical processes.
The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more. The benefits of CBD Oil begin with chemical properties that work in cohesion within our bodies. Or in other words, anything you consume or apply topically can affect your chemical makeup.
Cutting-edge science has shown that the endocannabinoid system is dysregulated in nearly all pathological conditions. Thus, it stands to reason that “modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans,” as Pal Pacher and George Kunos, scientists with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggested in a 2014 publication.
By modulating the endocannabinoid system and enhancing endocannabinoid tone, CBD and THC can slow – or in some cases stop – disease progression.
In response to massive consumer demand, CBD oil products reached a critical mass in 2018. A surge of consumer interest in all things CBD was suddenly newsworthy with hosanas of praise coming from athletes, film stars, soccer moms, and parents of desperately ill children.
CBD oil has been touted as a curative for the sick and a preventive for the healthy, an all-purpose palliative for pets as well as people of all ages.
Is CBD safe?
From celebrities to physicians, everyone’s interest is piqued on the latest trend to hit nearly every industry: cannabidiol or CBD oil. If you are scratching your head trying to understand why this product has such a fan following — you are not alone. Though it has been on the market for a while, many are only now adopting the trend, as it becomes more widely accepted across many states in the country.
With these impressive benefits and multi-use solutions, it is natural to be curious about CBD effects. For first-time users, the learning curve on how to get started and how to consume CBD oil is steep. Because you want to be mindful and considerate about any shift in your system, you should start small and simple. Those who have never used oils of any kind or have little experience with hemp may not know what to expect or how it will feel in their minds and bodies.
Generally speaking, CBD oil is safe — but here is when being a picky shopper pays off. A quick Google search will reveal a plethora of various options from a range of retailers, it is smarter to only buy from an online destination you trust.
The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has clear guidelines for producing, labeling and selling CBD oil. Though manufacturers and retailers can still try to dupe consumers who don’t know exactly what to look for in a product. Many labels may claim to have a certain percentage of CBD or hemp, but upon further investigation, fall short of their promise. If you sample a faulty blend and see no difference in your stress levels or sleep, you are less likely to try again. That’s why research is necessary and important.
Though experimentation and curiosity are healthy and fun, so is diligence. When implementing any new ingredient into your routine — whether you are digesting it or applying it to your body’s largest organ, your skin — it’s important to do your homework. After all, you are not only investing your time and money — this is your health, and it deserves the utmost research and attention.
Before you decide to try it out for yourself, make sure to study up on the best sources of CBD oil to ensure you are only using high-quality, trusted products. Lucky for you, we have already done the digging for you, our Pure Therapy Organics products are third-party tested for our entire full line of products. (Take any of our products and get them 3rd party tested on your own for your own proof-sourcing. 3rd party tests are generally in the area of $60.) Also, our products do not contain poorly processed CBD oil that may be tainted with toxic solvent residues, pesticides, corn syrup, artificial flavors and colors, and other contaminants.
How do I take CBD?
Our Pure Therapy Organics products can be taken sub-lingually (beneath the tongue), orally either by our softgels, adding our CBD oil to foods, gummies or topical CBD rubbed on your skin.
Our CBD oil may be added to your food to make ingestion easier, but we do not recommend baking or cooking with it as high temperature can impact its effectiveness.
The versatility of our CBD oil allows you to customize the amount of oil needed based on your body. Everyone’s bodies are different and react differently to anything foreign introduced to their system. For example, one person may take one aspirin when they have a headache where another would need three in order to help relieve the pain.
Be patient with CBD. It may take a full oil tincture before finding the right dose your body needs. Once you find that dose you will be well rewarded with “pure therapy”. For some people, the first droplet, gummy or softgel may work right away.
Adding a new product to your wellness routine is exciting. Reinvigorated focus on your health and wellness lies ahead of you, so you do what most of us do and dive in headfirst expecting results quickly. Then, in a week or two you might find yourself questioning why it’s taking so long to notice results. When first integrating CBD into your wellness routine, we sometimes hear people lament that “CBD doesn’t work” after trying it a sporadically for a couple of days.
Even after a couple weeks of consistent use, you might feel like adding CBD to your routine isn’t producing the effects that you’ve read and heard about, so we wanted to explore how CBD works, how long CBD takes to work and how to use CBD when you’re just starting out.
When first adding CBD to your wellness routine, or when re-starting a CBD regimen, it can take a little time before you start to notice its impact on your body and in your life.
FDA Clarifies Position on CBD After Passage of 2018 Farm Bill
Posted on January 18, 2019 in HR INSIGHTS FOR HEALTH CARE
Published by: HALL RENDER
The United States Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) issued a statement (the “Statement”) clarifying its position on cannabidiol (“CBD”) products in the wake of the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (the “2018 Farm Bill”) signed December 20, 2018.¹ The 2018 Farm Bill is a broad piece of legislation that regulates agricultural programs ranging from income support to rural development.² While Congress enacts a new Farm Bill approximately every five years, the 2018 Farm Bill is unlike any of its predecessors, as it notably legalizes hemp cultivation and declassifies hemp as a Schedule I controlled substance.³
In its Statement, the FDA emphasizes that although hemp is no longer an illegal substance under federal law, the FDA continues to regulate cannabis products under the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (“FD&C Act”) and Section 351 of the Public Health Service Act. Therefore, any cannabis product marketed with a claim of therapeutic benefit, regardless of whether it is hemp-derived, must be approved by the FDA before it can be sold. The Statement also confirms that the addition of CBD to food products and dietary supplements is unlawful. However, the FDA recognizes pathways for the lawful introduction of cannabis and cannabis-derived products into the market as further described below.
What Is “Hemp”?
The 2018 Farm Bill defines “hemp” as any part or derivative of the Cannabis sativa L. plant containing less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) by weight.4 This definition includes hemp plants that produce the concentrated liquid extract known as cannabidiol (or CBD) oil. CBD oil has rapidly gained traction through recent years as a wellness product and is now legal in numerous states.
2018 Farm Bill
The 2018 Farm Bill is the first piece of federal legislation legalizing hemp and removing its Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”) Schedule I controlled substance designation. While the 2014 Farm Bill permitted research on industrial hemp under narrow circumstances,5 the 2018 Farm Bill significantly broadens these allowances and legalizes hemp cultivation in accordance with certain regulations. The 2018 Farm Bill also amends the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 (“CSA”) by declassifying hemp as a Schedule I controlled substance and shifting its supervision from the DEA to the United States Department of Agriculture (“USDA”).6 Under the CSA, Schedule I substances receive the DEA’s strictest form of regulatory treatment and are the only category that cannot be prescribed by a physician. Hemp is now excluded from this designation.
The Statement notes that Congress expressly preserved the FDA’s authority over cannabis products in the 2018 Farm Bill. All cannabis and cannabis-derived products therefore remain subject to the same rules as any other FDA-regulated products. The FDA requires that any product marketed with a therapeutic claim must be approved prior to its introduction into interstate commerce. The Statement clarifies that the FDA does not distinguish the substance’s source when exercising its regulatory authority, including whether a product originates from hemp or otherwise. The agency cites deceptive marketing practices as a chief concern and clearly establishes that selling unapproved products with a therapeutic claim is unlawful. The FDA further prohibits the introduction of CBD products into the food supply and dietary supplements even if they are hemp-derived. The agency’s rationale is that CBD is an active ingredient in FDA-approved drugs, and its addition to the food supply and dietary supplements is illegal under the FD&C Act.
In its Statement, the FDA vows to take enforcement action against those who partake in the illicit sale of cannabis products with a therapeutic claim. The FDA previously sent warning letters7 to companies illegally selling CBD-infused substances claiming to offer health benefits, such as the prevention or treatment of serious diseases. Additionally, the agency targeted the sale of CBD-infused food products marketed as dietary supplements in violation of the FD&C Act.
However, the FDA also recognizes pathways for legal introduction of cannabis and cannabis-derived products into interstate commerce. One such route is for the FDA to approve drugs containing CBD, as the agency has done in the past. For example, in 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, a seizure medication containing cannabis-derived CBD.8 Furthermore, the FDA identifies three lawful hemp derivatives in its Statement, including hulled hemp seeds, hemp seed protein and hemp seed oil. These products can be marketed legally, provided they are not promoted with a therapeutic claim. Additionally, although the FDA generally prohibits the introduction of cannabis products into the food supply and dietary supplements, the agency would consider issuing regulations allowing the use of a pharmaceutical ingredient for such purposes provided all other FD&C Act requirements are met.
While the FDA statement addresses the federal landscape, stakeholders must remain mindful of varying state laws and requirements applicable to CBD. State CBD legislation ranges from legalization (subject to certain restrictions) to prohibition. For example, Indiana legalized the sale of CBD oil in March 2018, provided it contains no more than 0.3 percent THC and complies with labeling requirements.9 Conversely, in August 2018, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy issued an FAQ proclaiming that CBD oil derived from hemp is illegal and can only be sold through the state’s medical marijuana program.10
Impact of 2018 Farm Bill
The 2018 Farm Bill triggers a significant shift in federal cannabis policy by legalizing industrial hemp cultivation and removing hemp from the CSA. Numerous states have enacted laws legalizing CBD oil in recent years, some stricter than others. However, confusion persisted due to the federal designation of cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance. Furthermore, in the wake of more states legalizing CBD oil, a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit decision emerged confirming CBD’s status as a Schedule I controlled substance.11 The 2018 Farm Bill’s exclusion of hemp from the DEA’s Schedule I controlled substance list will likely clarify the murkiness caused by conflicting state and federal laws. Additionally, hemp will now become a legal agricultural commodity and is expected to experience significant market growth as a result. According to the Brightfield Group, a research firm, the legalization of hemp could create a market boom for CBD worth more than $20 billion by 2022.12