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CBD Oil: Feel Good Plant Medicine – By Erika Weber MS LAc

Finally CBD is being recognized for its healing properties. 16th St Acupuncture has been selling it for months and we can’t keep it on the shelves.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the non-psychoactive (you don’t get high) component of the hemp and marijuana plant. There has been much press lately about the benefits of CBD oil in alternative therapies. There are videos as well, including a very comprehensive and informative nineteen episode series available on Prime video titled CBD Oil Versus Medical Marijuana. The revered British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology advocates CBD oil in the treatment of epilepsy, inflammation, neuropathic pain, anxiety related disorders, hyperactivity, restlessness, insomnia and other disorders.
However, The Federal Drug Administration does not accept CBD as either a dietary supplement or a drug because there are no federally recognized protocols for testing the quality or strength. The numerous, possibly risky ways to extract CBD from the plant make it imperative that consumers research the quality of the brand they choose, because standards of companies that sell products (both on the internet and in stores) can vary so widely.
There are many suppliers of CBD hemp oil products that contain only a small amount of the actual oil. Not every manufacturer tests the chemical composition of THC and CBD. Pharmaceutical testing is the best indicator of the quality and safety of the product. Because hemp naturally pulls toxins and heavy metals from the earth, there are additional factors to consider, including harmful microbes. It is important that a seasoned board certified toxicologist as well as an accredited pharmacologist have reviewed the brand that you ultimately choose.
As a result of considerable amount of research on CBD oil, I have found it to be extremely helpful for my patients with certain medical issues. Sleeping, anxiety,  body aches, and pain are all benefited by some form of CBD oil. It can be taken orally, vaped, or rubbed onto the body as a salve.
I recommend a company called bioRemedies MD because a very responsible method is undertaken in their third party tested manufacturing process. They add only organic terpenes and plant extracts to their oil, using CO2 extraction. This alleviates the potential hazards caused when neurotoxic solvents like butane and hexane are used, since those leave behind compromising residues that can affect the user’s autoimmune system. CO2 uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures to isolate and preserve the CBD oil. Very high quality.
Disclaimer: I am not a paid spokesperson.
Just CBD Sativa
Organic, CBD-isolate, hemp-derived crystallite (0% THC), combined with terpenes, and MCT oil. Highly concentrated with 500mg of CBD per 10ml. Anti-anxiety, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Best for elating and energizing (mornings).
JustCBD Indica
Organic, CBD-isolate, hemp-derived crystallite (0% THC), combined with terpenes, and MCT oil. Highly concentrated with 500mg of CBD per 10ml. Anti-anxiety, anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Best option for relaxing and sedating (evenings).
rubCBD Unscented
Organic, full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD oil, combined with terpenes and plant extracts, in a shea butter-base. A topical anesthetic with a subtle clove scent. Enhanced relief for pain and inflammation.
petCBD
Organic, full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD oil, combined with organic terpenes, and organic MCT oil, creating an effective means of relieving anxiety and pain for your pet. Highly concentrated with 500mg of CBD in a 10mL dropper, our petCBD – Oral Drops is simply applied to your pet’s favorite treat or food for fast relief. Anti-anxiety, antioxidant, and anti-inflammatory all in one bottle! The proprietary blend of terpenes work synergistically with CBD, and result in their own therapeutic effects, such as relief from inflammation and pain, and combating stress and anxiety. Our petCBD – Oral Drops is a fantastic option for for your fluffy friends suffering from anxiety, chronic pain, or inflammation.
“BioRemedies MD is the only company adding additional terpenes to our full-spectrum, hemp-derived, CBD oil to achieve the desired effects of Recovery, Focus, Power, and Calm.”
My one suggestion before buying any CBD oil is know and research the company you are buying from. Since CBD is not FDA regulated many companies buy contaminated plots of land which may have heavy metals or harmful chemicals in the soil which can be transferred to the product.
If you are experiencing pain from arthritis or any inflammation, anxiety or insomnia, you may want to try this incredible plant medicine.  Even your fur baby can benefit from it!
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