CBD OIL: Testing for content Legitimacy and potency.

Why should we be concerned about the quality of the products that are flooding the market in the name of CBD Oil or CBD products.

Due to the current trend in CBD products and all the medicinal benefits acclaimed by researchers and manufacturers of the products. There are also written testimonials and recorded videos of CBD oil and other CBD products being excellent supplements for some health problems.

CBD Oil and CBD products in form of capsules, creams, spray etc. are flooding the market place all claiming to be the  real deal and undiluted.

How could the consumers figure out among these thousands of products that are easily purchased online, which ones are real organic and pure CBD oil or products that are actually made from organically grown hemp or marijuana plants?

The concerns grow as there has also been reports that some of the products may contain little to nothing of the agents they claim to be.

It is also worthy of note that none of the products has been verified or certified by food and drug administration, USDA or other government agencies that provide the seal of authenticity.

The Deal breakers

Though these products are not yet FDA approved, yet there are testimonies of the health benefits those products (the authentic) real CBD products have. Many testimonies from people suffering from pain of arthritis, chronic pain, mood disorders, anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, MS, seizures, tremors, pre and menopausal symptoms and all kinds of inflammatory diseases. See my previous posts on the health issues and the benefits of CBD oil without the high.

Some of the companies are strictly following manufacturing standard and ensuring that the products are pure, high quality and laboratory tested. Some also use high tech equipment that are costly to ensure quality product.

Ways to pick and filter out before buying CBD products.

Knowledge is power

Before you commit to spending your hard earned money on any product online. Do your research. Do not buy simply because you see it online and it comes cheap. Read about the company, their product and the product content and see if that is what you are looking for. Check out the product page and find out how the product was extracted. This is very important as that also determines the quality, safety, purity and credibility of the product.

Is it organically grown? This is important to know because those that are grown with chemicals for higher yield and fast growth will likely contain those chemicals in their content. These chemicals and pesticides will eventually end up in the product as contaminants.  Most of those chemicals could be dangerous to your health.

Look for third party test result analysis of the products.

Reliable lab results will analyze the components of the product and will even give an insight into the method of extraction. It will show if the product contains only CBD or with THC and the percentage present. It will show if there are contaminants, other chemicals and pesticides. This gives you insight whether the plant was organically grown as claimed.

Method of extraction is very important because that testifies to the quality, purity, credibility and safety of the product. It shows transparency by the manufacturing company as they let you the consumer know what you are getting and how it was produced.

For the testing and analysis to be carried out by third party that is not affiliated to the company will definitely produced fair unbiased result. This will enable the consumer to make the right decision.

Common methods of cannabidiol extraction

There are four main and common methods of CBD product extraction from the plant. I will not go into details to provide you information on how this methods are used as our goal is not to provide you information on how to extract but on methods of extraction that yields quality, pure strains of cannabidiol in order to assist you in making the right decision when buying CBD products.

Carbon IV Oxide extraction (CO2 method of extraction)

There are three main categories in using CO2 for the extraction process.

  • Supercritical

  • Subcritical

  • Midcritical

Among the three categories, the most commonly used is the Supercritical as it provides the purest and safest strains of CBD product. This method utilizes costly equipment to subject CO2 under high pressure to achieve the extraction of the products. The final product in this process is not denatured meaning that it still retains its natural components and maintain its natural state.

The Pros of using CO2 extraction method

  • It is the safest method of extraction in that CO2 is not harmful. It is a common additive to some foods and drink

  • It is an effective method in extracting the essential oils. This is for the fact that under high pressure CO2 is able to extract CBD and the essential oils (terpenes).

  • Provides higher quality yield better than some other methods.

  • The product is pure and has no contaminants (or minimally present) and no chlorophyll which could cause side effects.

Cons of CO2 method of extraction

  • The process uses an expensive equipment that is required to subject the CO2 under pressure for the extraction to occur. This could make it impossible for low scale producers or beginners to use it in their production.

  • This equipment requires training and technique to use. Therefore, if able to buy the expensive machine, still need to worry about training on how to use the machine as not to blow things up.

The Olive Oil extraction method.

This uses quality olive oil to carry out the extraction process. The hemp or marijuana plant is soaked in the olive oil for the product to extraction occurs.

Pros of using Olive Oil

  • It is a safe method and produces quality product
  • It is inexpensive and can be used for small scale production.
  • It does not require the use of an expensive technical equipment.

Cons of using Olive Oil method

  • Olive oil is a perishable product hence the end product of extraction using this process is perishable and must be stored in a cool dark place to maintain its potency.
  • The out put does not compensate for the labor put into it. The product though it has high quality but the output is poor.

Dry Ice method ( dry ice is a solid form of CO2)

Co2 is a gas under room temperature and pressure but when subjected under intense pressure and varying temperature could form solid. This solid form of CO2 is used in the dry ice process to extract cannabinoids and the terpenes.

Pros of using Dry Ice method.

  • It is easy to use and can be used by anyone who is interested in such method.
  • Produces clean end products
  • The yield using this process is better than using olive oil

Cons of using dry ice method

  • Dry Ice is expensive to make and is not readily available.
  • This process could lead to low quality depending on the knowledge and skill of the user.

Solvent extraction method.

Solvents are substances that are able to dissolve other substances for example water is a universal solvent in that so many other particles can dissolve in water. Also alcohol is a solvent as some particles can dissolve in it forming a homogenous solution.

Ethanol is a low grade or molecular weight alcohol and butane which is a hydrocarbon are commonly used solvents for cannabidiol extraction (MarijuanaBreak.com). In this process of solvent extraction, CBD and terpenes as well as chlorophyll are extracted from the plant. The chlorophyll could lead to unpleasant side effects if consumed.  The product could further be filtered to remove the chlorophyll but this will reduce significantly the potency of the essential oils.

Butane is a better solvent than alcohol and produces stronger oil than ethanol but is more likely to contain contaminants  from the solvent which could pose respiratory issues.

Pros of using solvents

  • It is good for some products. If the extraction is carried out using high grade alcohol, it produces better quality oil product.
  • The process of extraction is straight forward and easy to use.

Cons of Solvent extraction method.

  • Ethanol and butane are highly flammable and therefore presents high risk for fire hazard.
  • This method is potentially harmful due to possibility of solvents contaminating the product.

 

Endoca is one of the products I have used personally for my anxiety and depression and they produce raw hemp oil. The taste is good, vegetable like and uses dropper to measure the dose. It has products for different things and follows strict GMP standards. The products are lab tested for composition and quality. Endoca produces CBD oil, CBD capsules and pills, skin care, CBD extract, suppositories, cannabis crystals, CBD tinctures, and CBD edibles.

 

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Another CBD company I have used is verified CBD.

This company looks very promising, it is organic, produced here in the US, lab tested and has great review and testimonies from consumers. Check out their website and read through their knowledge center.  it is very rich with information and will help you in making your decision.

Also for affiliate marketers has great business opportunities and high commission pay out.

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CBD OIL REVIEW. Peer reviewed research analysis.

The Cannabis analyzed.

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This post today on CBD products is to provide some analysis and connection on the properties of cannabis products that support the various claims of medicinal effects of Cannabis products such as CBD Oil.

If you have read my other posts on CBD oils review and on CBD oil as one of the components of cannabis compounds, you will find out about all the acclaimed benefits of cannabis products and the warnings in pregnancy, lactation and for small children. Children are said to be at risk due to fact that they are still growing and developing (brain, bones etc). They growth and development could be affected by use of marijuana and some of its products.

In recent years, hemp and marijuana products have been in the mainstream and people are talking about it. Researcher are on top of it trying to figure out “what and how much” of these products and the benefits to the human body in sickness or in health. I have written some posts reviewing some of the CBD Oils I have.

Today, my goal is to bring to view some of the properties of these components of the cannabis family that might support those acclaimed medicinal benefits.

The reviewed article by MontanaBioTech beautifully displayed the chemical structures that differentiate one component from the other and the different boiling and melting points that make individual extraction possible. This article also used pie-chart format below to display the different components and their properties.

 


To view and appreciate the distribution and properties read this article Peer Reviewed Research Cannabis Marijuana and Cannabinoids, Cannabidol (CBD), Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabigerol (CBG), Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabinol (CBN). by MontanaBioTech

Health benefits of CBD oil products

Certain health benefits have been attributed to the medicinal effect of the Cannabidiol compounds. Some of these I already mentioned in my posts such as used in the management of arthritis, chronic pain, anxiety and depression, seizures, epilepsy, etc. These medicinal effects have to do with the fact that some of these components contain anti-inflammatory properties, some have analgesic effects while some have antibiotic effect.

According to this article, THC has euphoric, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and antiemetic properties which explains the use in the management of conditions caused by inflammatory conditions and pain such as in arthritis pain. THC has euphoric properties which is the highs seen in street drugs but at low dose such as 0.3% content may be okay and not cause the highs and therefore could be used to relief pain and GI upsets

Cannabidiol CBD) has anxiolytic, analgesic, antipsychotic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antispasmodic properties. This simply means that health conditions such as anxiety, psychosis, seizures or muscle spasms, pain, inflammatory diseases may respond to CBD products. This explains why some clients with MS could say to have found relief with use of CBD products. As well as those with anxiety and depression.

Cannabinol (CBN) has oxidation, breakdown product, sedation and antibiotic properties. This means that CBN could be used to manage microbial infection but the oxidant properties which is a form of free radicles the body produces as a result of food metabolism may not be good for the body. Additional information is required to say if these are positive or negative effects to the body. Unless if the oxidation and breakdown means facilitating the process of food breakdown in the body. The sedative property could relieve insomnia and some sleep disorders.

Cannabichromene (CBC) has anti-inflammatory, antibiotic and antifungal properties which makes it good for health issues caused by infectious agents. Also another component called Cannabigerol has similar properties as CBC.

8-Tetrahydrocannabinol (8-THC) and 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (9-THC) are similar in properties but 8-THC has less psychoactive properties and are more stable compound therefore may be safer to use than 9-THC.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) has analgesic and euphoric properties. Recreational drug users may go after this because of the analgesic and euphoric properties. It is likely to cause addiction and health issues resulting from overdose.

Terpenoid Essential Oil components of Cannabis (the sweet aroma in cannabis)

beta-myrcene is one of the essential oils and has analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antibiotic, and antimutagenic properties.

What is a mutagen? a mutagen is a physical or chemical agent that changes the genetic material usually the DNA of an organism and thus increases the frequency of mutation above the natural background level (Wikipedia). This means that this oil has the potential to either prevent or slow down mutagens in the body. Therefore the claim that CBD Oil could prevent cancer or help cancer patients is understandable.

This oil also has anti-inflammatory, analgesic and antibiotic properties which are of health benefit to the body.

beta-caryophyllene has anti-inflammatory, cytoprotective (gastric mucosa) and antimalarial properties. Cyto protective to the gastric mucosa means that this oil has the potential to protect the mucus membrane of the stomach against harmful agents (chemicals or bacteria). May be beneficial to stomach ulcer patients. It also has antimalarial effect and could be of health benefit to those living in the tropical region where mosquitos breed like no man’s business causing malaria.

d-limonene is a cannabinoid agonist?, immune potentiator, antidepressant, antimutagenic. Its property as cannabinoid agonist is yet unclear but means that it might potentiate the action of cannabinoids thereby making them more effective. This may also be one of the reasons why CBD oil is used for managing depression.

linalool has sedative, antidepressant, anxiolytic, immune potentiator which makes it possible antidepressant, antianxiety remedy.

Pulegone is one of the terpene essential oil with sweet smell, mostly used in perfumes. It may have the ability to boost memory?, AChE inhibitor, sedative, antipyretic properties.

Another interesting one that might prove why it could serve as memory booster is the 1,8-cineole (eucalyptol), this has the potential to increase blood flow to the brain with sufficient oxygen supply to the brain leading to improved brain function. It is also an AChE inhibitor, anti-inflammatory and antinociceptive agent.

alpha-pinene is anti-inflammatory, bronchodilator, stimulant, antineoplastic, antibiotic, stimulant and an AChE inhibitor. This may be another reason CBD oil is beneficial to cancer management.

There has been claims also that CBD products could relieve the discomforts of premenopausal and menopausal symptoms this could be due to the fact that some such as apigenin  contain estrogen the feminine hormone.

There are other terpene essential oils with similar properties such as already discussed. It makes sense when people say that these essential oils and CBD compounds have health benefits. Also when people claim that they found relief from their health issues as a result of using CBD products, hemp or marijuana products, that goes to provide proof that those chemical properties are essentially present and effective health remedies.

If you ever want to try CBD oil or the cream for arthritis or other medicinal products check out this site for organic CBD products

 

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Thank you for reading this post. This is a work in progress and I will continue to work hard to update and provide more information on hemp/marijuana CBD products. Now that everybody is talking about the wonders of this product, there is room for fake products to fill the market especially the fact that FDA has not approved or restrict the use. I will research and find out means of testing the real product to ensure that it contains what it claims to contain. I will find verifiable products out there that deliver on their promise.

It is also worthy to note that MontanaBioTech is a company that deals on marijuana and its products but the important information is that there were testimonies and researches (though inconclusively) that has provided evidence that CBD products from hemp and marijuana has medicinal benefits.

Please feel free to drop a comment. ask question or contribute to the knowledge sharing.

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CBD Oil Warnings, facts or myths

CBD Oil  with high THC Warnings for pregnant and lactating women and children.

In recent months, I have developed interest in CBD Oil products and I have made a decision to share every bit of information I come across regarding this product, favorable or unfavorable. So recently I came across this CBD Oil warnings especially in pregnancy and breastfeeding and decided I have to share the information as well.

As I already stated, I use CBD oil for anxiety and depression management and I am very eager to know what other people (user) think about these products and recent research findings. My goal is to stay away from CBD oil with THC or at least go with those that contain the bare minimal level of THC such as the allowed 0.3% content.

What is CBD Oil?

This I already defined and discussed in my previous posts on CBD oil.

CBD Oil: Facts and Myths #1

CBD Oil: Facts and Myths #2

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Hemp Oil Reviewed, what is in it for you (A)

As I continue to read and research on the benefits of the CBD Oil products, I also keep my eyes open for any significant side effects or potential problems with the use.

I recently came across a write up in WebMD.com that stated some warnings to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers who are using CBD products and marijuana during pregnancy and lactation. This warnings were actually supported by another article by American College of Medical Toxicology 2016.

It stated that though research results are inconclusive (ACMT, 2016) but there are known dangers of using CBD Oil with high level of THC and marijuana during pregnancy and lactation as it affects the unborn child and breastfeeding infant’s health and wellbeing.

The article though supported the evidence that CBD Oil (without or with little amount of THC) which is a product of hemp or marijuana plants could be used in the treatment and management of health issues such as seizures, chronic pain, cachexia from HIV/AIDS, muscle spasms, migraines, PTSDH, glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease and neuro-oncologic disorders.

The article also reported that CBD Oil low in THC has been used to treat and manage epilepsy. The article concluded the result as inconclusive because some of the patients continued to take their seizure or epilepsy medications while taking CBD oil during the treatment.

Warnings for pregnant and lactating mothers

CBD Oil with high level of THC and use of marijuana during pregnancy and lactation exposes the fetuses to THC as it easily crosses the placenta barrier and is also abundant in breastmilk. Perinatal exposure to marijuana is linked to poor cognitive development, low IQ scores, low cognitive function and attention disorder (Day NL, Richardson GA, Goldschmidt L, Robles N, et

Perinatal use of marijuana is also linked to increased hyperactivity, impulsivity and inattention symptoms (Goldschmidt and co on effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10.

It is also linked to deficits in visual-motor coordination, processing speed, visual memory and interhemispheric transfer of information even up to the age of adolescence. It may be linked to psychotic behaviors in adolescents as well.

The research on dangers of CBD Oil with high THC content and marijuana use during pregnancy and lactation are still ongoing just as the benefits and possible side effects of CBD Oil.

The goal is to not use the treatment during pregnancy and lactation but like every other treatment plan, the provider determines if the benefit out weighs the side effects. This is why you need to stay in touch with you health care provider.

WebMD.com stated that high doses of CBD use in epilepsy might make the muscular movement and tremors worse.

It is advised to stay in a safe dose range, weigh the benefits against adverse effects.

To read more about the dangers of using marijuana or CBD products with high concentration of THC check out these articles.

Journal of Medical Toxicology (2017) 13:99-105  Pediatric concerns due to expanded Cannabis use.

Neurotoxicology Teratol. (1994) 16(2): 169-75  Effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on the cognitive development of offspring at age three.

Neurotoxicology Teratol, (200) 22(3) 325-336  Effect of prenatal marijuana exposure on child behavior problems at age 10.

I will still recommend CBD Oil without or with low level of THC product for adults with anxiety, depression and pain

 

 

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Disclaimer: the aim and goal of this post is not to encourage anyone to start thinking about buying recreational marijuana. This post is in no way promoting marijuana use as recreational or street drug but to encourage more research into all the claims of the medical and health benefits of CBD Oil which is extracted from hemp or marijuana plant. Before you try to purchase CBD oil for all the acclaimed benefits please check with your local authority and ensure it is permitted for use in year area. Do not fail to provide feedback on the product which will help to provide proof or debug the claims. I am using it for anxiety and depression and that is why from time to time I go back to check what is the latest news in that area. I have used it for over a month now and I am doing well.

Hemp or CBD Oil          Cbd Oil, Cbd, Cannabinoid, Oil, Green

Cannabidiol are one of the chemical compounds derived from the hemp or marijuana plant. They are naturally occurring and could be extracted either from the seeds of the plant or from the stalk, leaves or buds of the plants. The type of CBD Oil depends on the brand, method/process of extraction and additives.

CBD oil without the highs (THC) are legal and could be from the hemp or marijuana plant. Hemp plants grown with higher level of THC, the psychoactive compound is called the marijuana and are illegal in some countries and some states of the US because of the high level of Tetrahydrocannabinol.

Raw Hemp Oil as one of the brands of CBD oil

Raw hemp oil contain about 0.3% of THC. Endoca products are one of the many brands of Hemp/CBD oils sold today through the internet for their claimed therapeutic and medicinal benefits.

Endoca products are derived from hemp plants. Cannabidiol compounds are one of the over 100 molecular compounds contained in hemp plant (cannabis).

Hemp is a strain of cannabis that contain THC, the psychoactive substance that causes highs in recreational drugs. CBD oil from hemp plant contain some amount of THC as much as 0.3%  at most to be legal. Hemp oil refers to any oil extracted from the hemp plant.

The hemp or marijuana plant contain other essential elements such as vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, fatty acids and other non-psychoactive compounds. Hemp contain high level of CBD and is mainly produced for its industrial use while marijuana is produced essentially for its commercial (medical) and recreational use. Marijuana plant has higher THC than hemp plant

Health and medical Benefits

Be it CBD oil from hemp or marijuana, stalk, leaves, seeds or the buds, CBD Oil is making history with the many claims that it has medicinal and health promoting effects such as anti inflammatory properties, could manage anxiety and depression, seizure etc. Some of these health benefits were discussed in my previous posts

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The CBD oil here has a dropper which makes it easy to use and to avoid overdose.

How are they extracted

Methods of extraction varies but most common and safest methods are carbon 1x oxide based extraction and Oil based extraction.

CO2 based extraction is done using CO2 under pressure. It produces the finest and purest compound of CBD Oil.

Oil-based is done by soaking the hemp plant in carrier oil. To read more about CBD and extraction process go to Project CBD.org

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What is CBD Oil?

CBD oil also known as Cannabidiol oil is derived from cannabis and is non-psychoactive substance as opposed to one that contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is psychoactive and causes the highs in street drugs and can cause addiction. CBD oil since it does not contain THC is likely not going to be addictive.

There are claims that CBD oil could be used to treat withdrawal symptoms. There has been claims that this oil could be used to treat variety of health conditions such as arthritis, pain, tremor (experimented with rats).
It is also claimed to treat anxiety and depression, menopausal symptoms such as hot flashes and night sweats.
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Personally, I was diagnosed with anxiety and depression (more of mood swing due to hormonal changes before and during menstrual period)

I have been on all kinds of psychotropic medications for anxiety, depression, mood swing and managing the discomforts of menstruation. Recently I have read a lot of blogs on CBD oil and discussed with people, read materials written by the manufacturers.

I found the uses very interesting and worthy of checking out as it is hard to figure out exactly what is causing my problems. I have bad experience with some of the psychotropic medications. Some affect my prolactin level to a very high level while some causes weight gain, edema (water retention).

Some of these side effects I could not handle and some I could. Recently someone suggested CBD oil for my anxiety and panic attack. I have been using CBD oil for some weeks now.

I have not had attacks or feel like the sky is falling but sometimes I feel woozy though not sleep. Very alert and little spinning feeling though blood pressure may not be high or low. Though it was advised not to drink alcohol but because of all the celebrations I have had some red wine during this period.

So, I just want to share my experience with it before I ask other people for their experiences. Some bloggers claimed that it does not have any side effect but from medical stand point it may interfere with the absorption of some medications in your system. It could be more advisable to discuss with a healthcare provider before using the medication depending on the health issues you have.

Benefits.

The benefits I have seen so far is that if it works for you it could cut down on taking thousand and one pills with all their different side effects as well.
Some brands may be cheaper to buy than the regular refills at the pharmacy.
If it works for you, may be safer than your regular refill meds at the pharmacy.
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My goal here is not to promote legalization of marijuana, far from that. My goal is to encourage more research into all these health benefits of CBD oil and if proven beyond reasonable doubt to be accurate, should be approved by drug administration, made available to those who need it for medical reasons and should be covered by insurance companies as like other prescription medications.

We all know about the highs of illegal marijuana and the implications of overdose and inappropriate use of the drug. We know better as a society than to expose our young generation to mayhem, nervous breakdown and societal chaos.

Our goal should be to protect, provide and preserve healthy living for our young and teach sound moral values for a healthy society.

Disclaimer. The health benefits listed here on any of my posts on CBD oil are yet to be verified. This does not mean inducing any product or encourage anyone to buy without first discussing with a health care professional. Check your local areas for legality before purchasing CBD Oil.