CBD gummies and edibles have become monumentally popular in recent times due to positive results concerning the medical benefits of cannabis. These gummies are not another health fad or candy, but instead they’re the tastiest way to enjoy the natural benefits of cannabis without experiencing a high. CBD gummies and edibles are also legal in every state. Need more convincing on why you should try them? Here are 10 reasons why you should stop what you’re doing and treat yourself to natural CBD goodness today!
CBD Gummies Won’t Get You High
What are CBD edibles? Why don’t these gummies get you high? These are common questions that people just like you ask themselves before they give CBD gummies and edibles a try. You may have heard that CBD provides natural health benefits, but some people are hesitant to try them because they incorrectly assume that they will feel high since CBD is found in cannabis.
CBD, scientifically known as cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. There are over 60 cannabinoids specific to these plants. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is the cannabinoid in cannabis that is responsible for the high associated with smoking marijuana.
Most CBD gummies and edibles have insignificant trace amounts of THC, which is why they are incapable of getting you high. Companies like Medix CBD offer a wide range of delicious CBD gummies for sale that are made from all-natural hemp. These types of edibles also contain other beneficial cannabinoids like CBN and CBG, which won’t get you high either.
Legal in All 50 States
CBD gummies and edibles are legal nationwide if they contain no more than 0.3% THC. The 2014 Farm Bill allowed state-authorized hemp research programs to be conducted. These programs cultivated over 25,000 acres of hemp which have been used to make millions of CBD edibles! This was a step in the right direction since hemp had been illegal in the United States for the past 80 years.
The updated 2018 Farm Bill will completely remove hemp from the DEA’s list of controlled substances which will put an end to any question about the legality of the plant.
Naturally Interacts with Endocannabinoid System
Unlike synthetic medicines, CBD gummies and edibles work naturally with our body’s endocannabinoid system which regulates our physiology, mood, and overall wellbeing. Scientists gave the endocannabinoid system its name after it was discovered while researching cannabis.
Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found in the brain as well as other parts of the body. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system naturally by binding with these receptors which helps regulate our body even more!
CBD Is All Natural
CBD gummies can be a delicious all-natural remedy if they come from a trusted company like Medix CBD! Because the FDA doesn’t regulate CBD, it’s up to you to find out where the CBD used to make your infused edibles comes from. Here are a few things to look for:
First, ensure your CBD gummies contain less than 0.3% THC. If it’s higher than this, your CBD edibles can be considered marijuana which remains illegal at the federal level. Next, check that your infused edibles have gone through third party testing. Most importantly, learn about how the manufacturer extracted the CBD. You want them to use a process called CO2 Extraction, which means that there aren’t any chemical residues in the product.
CBD Gummies for Anxiety & Depression
CBD edibles and gummies are frequently used by people with mild anxiety, stress, and sleeping disorders. The Anxiety Association of America states that anxiety disorders are the most common type of mental illness in the United States.
Anxiety disorders can affect people of all ages and may cause people to live their day to day lives feeling overwhelmed and stressed. This can lead people to depression and may worsen their anxiety over time.
CBD Gummies for Pain
One of the key benefits of CBD is its ability to help reduce pain and inflammation in a natural way. Pain is usually felt due to some form of inflammation, so CBD gummies can be taken to help lower these painful sensations.
Medical studies have shown that CBD can reduce chronic pain and may help cope with chemotherapy discomfort. Some experts believe that orally ingested CBD, like CBD gummies, is great for persistent pain because of its long-lasting effects.
CBD Gummies May Help Stop Cancer from Spreading
Although CBD research remains in its early stages, there is evidence that CBD could potentially stop cancer cells from spreading. According to the National Library of Medicine, scientists have reported that CBD may slow growth and/or kill certain types of cancer cells. However, doctors do not recommend that you solely use CBD as treatment.
CBD Gummies May Suppress Nausea & Vomiting
If nausea is something that you experience often, CBD gummies could be the solution! CBD has been very popular among cancer patients as an anti-nausea medication. A study published by the British Pharmacological Society found that CBD effectively regulated nausea for a variety of different mammals.
Other types of edibles can have a harsh taste that could potentially increase nausea, but CBD edibles and gummies are small and delicious. Medix CBD offers a vast variety of delicious CBD gummies for sale that can put an end to nausea and vomiting for good!
CBD Gummies for Preventative Care
Even if you are a relatively healthy person, CBD gummies are an easy way stay that way! Not everybody that consumes CBD gummies and edibles has a health condition. Not only can they treat already diagnosed conditions, but these gummies may prevent future health problems as well.
CBD edibles are popular with people in their twenties and thirties that take them for preventative care. Consumers love that they can get all the medical benefits of cannabis without the high in delicious treats and candies.
Medix CBD edibles are available in a multitude of great-tasting flavors and come in fun colors and shapes such as gummy bears, sour snakes, and rainbow bites! People usually take one CBD gummy a day either in the morning or at night before bed. Medix CBD gummies have generated favorable reviews throughout the nation and are made from all-natural industrial hemp.
Keeping Healthy Has Never Tasted So Good
CBD gummies and edibles are not only an alternative to synthetic medications that could cause unwanted side effects but also to other forms of CBD that may not be very appealing to some people. CBD edibles can be purchased in mouthwatering flavors that will make you forget that they’re healthy. Medix CBD gummy bears, rainbow bites, and sour snakes are just a few of the different types of CBD infused edibles available on the Medix website! Get your CBD edibles online today!
Today, the CBD market is one of the fastest sectors of the cannabis industry for one reason: it works. Of course, if you have a medical condition, please consult a doctor first. CBD is not regulated by the FDA and research, though promising, is not conclusive on all its effects.
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1. What is CBD? What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis. Its formula is C21H30O2 and it has a molecular mass of 314.4636. It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.
CBD oil is a cannabis oil (whether derived from marijuana or industrial hemp, as the word cannabis is the latin genus name for both) that has significant amounts of cannabidiol (CBD) contained within it. Our CBD products and extracts are derived from industrial hemp, so they could be considered CBD-rich hemp oil, hemp derived CBD oil, CBD-rich cannabis oil, or plainly “hemp extracts” since they typically contain much more than just CBD. Again, cannabis doesn’t mean marijuana, but is the genus name, and general umbrella term which all forms of marijuana and hemp fall under. The form of cannabis we use for our CBD and hemp extracts is industrial hemp; we do not sell marijuana.
2. If a hemp extract is 40% cannabinoids, what’s the other 60%? What’s in your hemp extracts besides the naturally occurring cannabinoids?
Our Kentucky hemp extracts contain over 80 different phyto-cannabinoids such as cannabidiol (CBD), CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.. In addition to the cannabinoids naturally present in our agricultural hemp extracts, there are also many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds such as amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids (including omega 3 & 6), trace minerals (including iron, zinc, calcium, magnesium, potassium), beta-carotene, chlorophyll, flavanoids, ketones, nitrogenous compounds, alkanes, glycosides, pigments, water, and terpenes. The most common terpenes in our hemp extracts are Myrcene, Beta-caryophyllene, Terpinolene, Linalool, alpha-Pinene, beta-Pinene, Nerolidol og Phytol, trans-alpha-Bergamotene, Limonene/ beta-Phellandrene (Co-elution), and alpha-Humulene.
3. What’s the difference between Hemp and Marijuana?
Scientifically, industrial Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant, with a genus and species name of Cannabis Sativa. They have a drastically different genetic profile though. Industrial Hemp is always a strain of Cannabis sativa, while marijuana can be Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis. The major difference is how industrial hemp has been bred compared to a marijuana form of Cannabis sativa. Typically speaking, industrial hemp is very fibrous, with long strong stalks, and barely has any flowering buds, while a marijuana strain of Cannabis sativa will be smaller, bushier, and full of flowering buds. However, newer industrial hemp varieties in the USA are being bred to have more flowers and higher yields of cannabinoids and terpenes, such as our Kentucky hemp we’re now using!
99% of the time marijuana has a high amount of THC and only a very low amount of CBD. Hemp, on the other hand, naturally has a very high amount of CBD in most instances, and only a trace amount of THC. Fortunately, the cannabinoid profile of hemp is ideal for people looking for benefits from cannabis without the ‘high.’ Hemp is used for making herbal supplements, food, fiber, rope, paper, bricks, oil, natural plastic, and so much more, whereas marijuana is usually used just recreationally, spiritually, and medicinally. The term cannabis oil can refer to either a marijuana or hemp derived oil, since marijuana and hemp are two different forms of cannabis.
In the USA the legal definition of “industrial hemp,” per Section 7606 of the Agricultural Appropriations Act of 2014, is “INDUSTRIAL HEMP — The term ‘‘industrial hemp’’ means the plant Cannabis sativa L. and any part of such plant, whether growing or not, with a delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol concentration of not more than 0.3 percent on a dry weight basis.”
4. Are hemp derived cannabinoids such as CBD as good as CBD from marijuana?
The short answer is yes. CBD is CBD, whether from marijuana or hemp. Most marijuana has a very low non-psychoactive cannabinoid profile (like CBD, CBC, CBG), so most of the time hemp would be much more preferable for anything besides THC. Marijuana is usually very high in THC (gives people the high) but usually very low in other non-psychoactive cannabinoids.
Nowadays in the USA, many farmers are growing industrial hemp flowers that are just as beautiful, odor-producing, and terpene rich as the best marijuana strains, such as our partnered farmers in Kentucky.
5. Why don’t you source your Hemp and CBD from within Colorado?
We feel that the hemp program in Kentucky is more well suited for our company in regards to growing hemp, and that because it’s 100% compliant with Section 7606 of the 2014 Farm Bill (and the 2016 Agricultural Appropriations Act), procuring it from there is perfectly legal at the federal level. Kentucky’s ecology is perfect for hemp just as it is for tobacco. The growing season is longer than in Colorado, and the soil is richer, so the quality of the hemp and the yields are better.
6. What’s the percentage of cannabinoids and CBD in your product?
Our raw extracts have varying percentages of cannabinoid and cannabidiol (CBD) content, the range being 10%-99%. Each product has a unique formulation and uses varying ratios of our extract types. Our CBD Isolate is over 99% pure CBD.
7. What is the best method of use?
For our dietary supplements we can only recommend them for internal consumption. Our CBD isolate is for research purposes only. If you don’t like the flavor of the oil supplements, you can mix with something sweet like apple sauce or honey to cut through the flavor.
8. What’s the ideal serving size for me, and how often should I take it?
There is no easy answer to this. Our starting recommended serving size is 15 drops but we generally recommend experimenting to see what feels best to you. Some prefer 5 drops, some prefer over 50 drops per day.
9. What is the safety of your hemp extracts? Are there negative side effects?
Hemp is considered by many to be generally safe. We’ve never seen or heard of any significant or negative side effects in our years in the industry. That said, we can’t rule them out. Please consult with your physician before using any dietary supplement including Hemp extract supplements.
10. Which of your CBD and hemp products should I get?
As a company who sells various dietary and food supplements, we can’t suggest any of our products for the prevention, treatment or cure of any disease or ailment.
When considering our different dietary hemp products, know that they all come in two strengths. Our Original Hemp blends (Classic Hemp Blend, Hemp Complete, Brainpower oil, & Signature Blend) all have 250+mg of cannabinoids per fluid ounce, and our concentrated blends have 1,500+mg per fluid ounce, six times the potency of our traditional oils. We’ve found that sometimes less is more, but nevertheless, some people like to take very large serving sizes of our hemp extracts.
The main difference between the four Original Blends is the additional herbal ingredients besides hemp. We suggest you research the separate components of each blend to determine which product may be most appealing to add to your dietary regimen. If you know it’s solely the hemp extract that you are looking for, with no additional ingredients, then Classic Hemp Blend or Classic Hemp 6x is what you’re looking for.
For dabbing and vaporizing or for research you can try our CBD Isolate.
THOSE WHO SUSPECT THEY MAY HAVE A DISEASE OR ARE SEEKING HELP FOR A DISEASE SHOULD CONSULT A QUALIFIED MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL.
11. Why do people use Hemp Extracts and CBD? What are the benefits and uses of CBD?
In accordance with federal regulations we cannot make health claims regarding our dietary supplement products. We can only recommend our products for general wellness.
12. Is a standard hemp seed oil the same as a high-CBD hemp extract?
Absolutely not. Standard hemp oil, which can be found very cheaply at a grocery store, is a much different product than our CO2 hemp extracts (not from seed). Standard hemp oil is produced by cold pressing the seeds, whereas our hemp extract is a supercritical CO2 extraction of the hemp plant itself, not the seeds. Hemp seed oil is considered to be a great nutritive food, but it doesn’t have the naturally occurring terpenes, cannabinoids and other components that our extracts do have.
13. Do I need to move to Colorado to get your Hemp Extracts and CBD? Where do you ship?
No. We actually source our hemp from Kentucky, as it’s legal to ship across state lines. Many people are under the impression that the only way to acquire hemp extracts and CBD for themselves or a loved one is to move to Colorado or another cannabis-friendly state. Many major news outlets are misinformed and are unfortunately spreading the idea that you can only get CBD oil in the states where medical marijuana has been legalized. This is simply not the case though. Because our extracts comes from hemp instead of marijuana, we can and do ship to all fifty states, and no medical marijuana card is needed. There are some exceptions, like with Indiana, Missouri and South Dakota we can’t sell our concentrated products due to state legislation.
We also ship to Japan, Australia, the EU, Switzerland, and Brazil. For all EU orders contact our exclusive distributor there, Cannawell.
14. Is your Hemp Extract Oil similar to Rick Simpson Hemp Oil?
Not quite. Ours are from hemp and RSHO is usually using marijuana, a different form of cannabis than industrial hemp. Our industrial hemp extracts are more standardized and will usually have a much higher content of non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD than one produced through the Rick Simpson method. And oils produced through his method will usually have a much higher THC content, as it’s typically marijuana that is used for RSHO.†
Generally speaking, most marijuana producers and sellers (especially on the black market) don’t test for contaminants (metals, pesticides, bacteria, etc.). Rick Simpson Hemp Oil is actually more a method of extraction than it is a specific product. People use the Rick Simpson method with hundreds of different strains of marijuana, so the THC, CBD and other cannabinoid content of the final oil is always varying greatly, depending on the cannabis the consumers are acquiring. Usually what’s used for Rick Simpson oil is a strain with an inferior CBD content (and high THC), because that’s what the vast amount of marijuana is nowadays.
15. Where do you source your hemp and CBD from?
We have partners in Kentucky who grew a dedicated plot for us this year (2016) which is being used in our products now. We also currently source from Europe but we’ll be changing that soon.
16. What kind of testing/analysis is performed on your products?
We have an industry leading quality control system, and we have third party laboratories analyze all of our hemp extracts and our final products for cannabinoid potency, heavy metals, bacterial and microbial life, mycotoxins (fungus), and pesticides.
17. What is CO2 extraction? What’s the difference between subcritical and supercritical CO2 extractions?
CO2 extraction is an extraction process that uses pressurized carbon dioxide to extract phyto-chemicals (such as CBD, CBG, or terpenes, flavonoids, etc.) from a plant. CO2 at certain temperatures and pressures acts like a solvent, without the dangers of actually being one. It is the most expensive extraction method, and is widely considered the most effective and safest plant extraction method in the world.
Many hemp and CBD companies boast about their supercritical CO2 extractions, but that’s actually only one (and perhaps an inferior) method of using a CO2 extraction machine. There are also subcritical CO2 extractions, and ‘mid-critical’, a general range between subcritical and supercritical. Subcritical (low temp, low pressure) CO2 extractions take more time and produce smaller yields than super-critical, but they retain the essential oils, terpenes, and other sensitive chemicals within the plant. Supercritical, on the other hand, is a high pressure and high temperature process that damages most terpenes and heat sensitive chemicals, but can extract much larger molecules such as lipids (omega 3 and 6), chlorophyll, and waxes. A truly full-spectrum CO2 extract includes first performing a subcritical extraction, separating the extracted oil, and then extracting the same plant material using supercritical pressure, and then homogenizing both oil extracts into one. In the essential oil industry, an extract made using this specific process is referred to as a CO2 Total.
18. What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
“The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.” Wikipedia
There are two main types of receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are primarily located in the central nervous system and brains of mammals, and CB2 are generally found in the peripheral nervous system. There are two main cannabinoids mammals produce- 2AG and Anandamide (named after the Sanskrit term “ananda” which translates to “peace”).
For hundreds of millions of years every vertebrate on Earth has been equipped with this ECS, a crucial system in the body, and it has been known about in the scientific and medical communities since the 1980’s. However, it’s still not taught about in most medical schools.