Does Mr. Marbles have more Yesterdays than Tomorrows?
Does Ms. Puss Struggle to get Around like She used to?
If you love your pet as much as most animal lovers do, then this is a must read. In this Article we will cover:
- What CBD Oil exactly is.
- What the ECS is.
- What can Hemp CBD do for your pet
- CBD Questions Answered
- How CBD Oil can impact your four-legged bf’s quality of life.
If you are like most pet owners you want the best for him or her to live a happy, high quality of life. However, many first-time CBD users have many questions regarding CBD for their loved one. How much to give them? How often should I give them a dose? How do I know if the CBD is working? But first let us explain what CBD is and how it works.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a beneficial chemical found in the Hemp Plant. We call these Phyto (plant) cannabinoids. There are over 100 phytocannabinoids found within the hemp plant when it is processed. Another one many know is THC, the phytocannabinoid responsible for giving the user a buzz or high.
In contrast, the Hemp plant is bred for industrial use and has a THC content of 0.3% or less of THC and about 30-40% of CBD. Whereas, Marijuana is bred to have high THC levels, usually 30% within the plant, and very low levels of CBD. So Hemp extract Cannabidiol will never get you or your furry buddy high or buzzed. This confusion remains the biggest obstacle in why people hesitate in using CBD.
What is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)?
The ECS was discovered in the 1990’s by researchers, so it is relatively new as far as research goes. What we know now is that this system lies on the periphery of your Central Nervous System and is a cell-signaling system. It is also responsible for your Homeostasis functions, i.e. pain, appetite, body temperature, and many more. This system is essential in keeping you alive.
Furthermore, how CBD works is like your front door, allowing people you know to enter (helpful compounds to enter) and blocking intruders or strangers from entering (harmful compounds from entering). For example, blocking a pain signal in your back.
What is amazing is that all mammals have this ECS, so you and your pet have the same biological system in regards to the ECS (theirs just a bit smaller). So what CBD can do for you, it can also do the same for your cat or dog or any other (mammal) pet you have.
Toxin Free CBD can help your pet with discomfort, fear, sleep, and age-related issues. Pretty much anything that is preventing him or her from receiving a high quality of life. Essentially, the nutrient-rich hemp oil acts like a multivitamin kick starting the ECS to function at an optimal level as it once did when they were a puppy or kitten.
How Much do I give Mr. Marbles?
How will I know if it is working?
Like in humans, everyone’s dosage will be different and will take a week or so to find the right dosage. As a general rule of thumb, we suggest to give 2-4 drops per 10lbs. of body weight twice a day. Generally, a bigger dog or horse will require more.
Watch their behavior over the next few days, and if no change then add another dose or two, and repeat this a few days later. Make a note of how much, then this will be their dosage.
Note: if you give too much, they might take a nap or become sleepy.
For example, our President of MD Organics has a few cats in their teens and after a week of use they started to play-fight and run around like they did when they were babies. When nothing else in their diet had changed, he knew it was the CBD working.
He gave a dropper full of the 250mg CBD tincture oil 1-2x a day, or about 8mg of CBD, and they weigh roughly ten pounds each.
So even though most pets can’t human talk lol. They will show you in other ways. And trust us, you will notice it. Maybe, it is in the form of more energy, or playfulness, or calm demeanor, or better mobility, or more affection towards you. How intimate one is with their pet, you know when something has changed.
Are there any Side-Effects?
Reported side-effects have been minor at best, these include:
- Dry mouth
- Low blood sugar
- Poor stools
How do I administered the Oil?
This depends on what your cat or dog will let you do. You can open their mouths and squirt the dropper directly into the mouth, or on the side of a closed mouth. Also, you can put some oil on your fingertips and rub it into the gums. In addition, you can mix the oil in with their food or treats.
The CBD dog or cat treats are an easier option if your pet objects to having his/her mouth touched.
We know how much you love your pet, they are part of your family and you want the best for them to live a long, healthy life. Many of us are now seeking Natural and Organic solutions to health issues instead of a synthetic drug that burdens the small liver of your pets.
Just like humans your pets tiny Liver has to work overtime to filter bad food, bad water, toxins found in medications, and all the rest of the bad stuff that goes into their bodies. So why burden it anymore?
More importantly, make sure the CBD is from the U.S. and is THC Free and Organic. Also, make sure they have viewable or available Independent Lab Reports showing you exactly what the chemical makeup is of the CBD. Doing this will help ensure you are getting a quality product.
In this Article we will Discuss:
- What CBD Oil is and what it is Not.
- Hemp-derived CBD vs. Marijuana.
- How CBD Works
- What Acne is
- What Natural Ingredients You can try to Help with Acne.
Let’s be honest we are a judgmental and shallow society for right or wrong. Your face is what the world sees first and people judge you based off your melon!
What is CBD Exactly?
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and is one of 113 or so beneficial chemicals found in the Hemp plant. We call these (plant) phytocannabinoids. These are extracted when the plant is processed for CBD products. The CBD chemical comprises approximately 30-40% of the Hemp plant.
Another well-known phytocannabinoid is THC, this produces “high” effect one can get from using Marijuana. More importantly, this is where the confusion lies between these two plants, and what makes many hesitate trying CBD Oil.
Hemp vs Marijuana
- Both come from the Cannabis Sativa plant family (like cousins)
- Legal Industrial Hemp is bred to have very low THC-levels, 0.3% or less
- Hemp is also bred to have 30-40% CBD levels
- Marijuana is bred to have the opposite levels of CBD and THC
- Typically Marijuana contains around 1% of CBD and 30-40% of THC
- One will never get a “high” from using Hemp CBD Oil products
- Hemp is also full of other beneficial vitamins and minerals
HOW CBD WORKS
CBD works with your Endocannabinoid System or ECS for short. Newly discovered in the 1990’s, this system is responsible for your homeostasis levels, which helps keep you alive! From bodily functions of appetite, pain, inflammation, sleep, and immunity. For this topic, how much oil our skin produces.
This cell-signaling system has two main receptors – CB1 and CB2. These lie all throughout your body. Now, how CBD works within this system is that it does not go into these cells, but allows helpful compounds to enter or keep harmful compounds out. A Lock and Key sort of mechanism.
OPTIONS FOR ACNE
Acne (facial/body) effects approximately 40-50 million U.S. citizens and millions more worldwide. It is a skin condition that is the most common, and can bring not just scarring of the skin, but emotional scarring for the person.
Zits, pimples, whiteheads or whatever you call ’em they are a pain! Caused by excess oil production, bacteria, and dirt, these can destroy one’s self esteem.
Whether it is the result of hormone changes for teens, changing birth control medications, or adult acne. The emotional pain can often supersede the physical, and diminish one’s quality of life. Hope is not lost though.
Some Natural Things to Try:
- Beeswax – Packed with anti-septic and anti-inflammatory properties, also acts as a skin softener for smooth texture. Provides a barrier against environmental pollution i.e. smoke, air.
- Essential Oils – many possess anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. Some of the best for acne are Tea tree, Rosemary, Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Lemon Oil – these all have shown to have anti-microbial properties as well. Always use with a carrier oil like extra virgin coconut oil or hempseed oil.
- Extra Virgin Coconut Oil – Can be used on its own or with essential oils, as it has a fatty acid called Lauric Acid, which is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
- Apple Cider Vinegar – Is great for external and internal use. Contains strong anti-bacterial qualities and has become a staple for most holistic users. Remember, to dillute this with water, four parts to one, and test on small area to check for an adverse reaction.
- CBD – Most of the research has been on stopping excess oil buildup. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, as well as an antioxidant.
This is not an exhaustive list of options by any means, but just sort of a primer for the first-time user. In addition, these can all be utilized in combinations of some or all of these ingredients. Most CBD or plant-based products will have combinations of many of these in their products. Or you can create your own.
Note: The majority of users will have no adverse reactions to topical use of CBD. However, if you have redness, swelling, or itching of the applied area, stop use immediately.
We wanted to show you that there are other options than the synthetic, over the counter options, that are filled with chemicals and hopefully you will find an option that is organic and natural and works for you. We believe there is a solution found in or on Mother Earth to every condition one might face in life and acne is no different.
Trouble getting a restorative night’s rest? Insomniac? Stress or Anxiety keeping you up night after night? According to the CDC a Third of American Adults usually get less than recommended amount of sleep, which for Adults is Seven hours or more a night.
More importantly, not getting enough sleep can lead to many chronic health conditions. Also, lack of sleep can lead to motor vehicle crashes and workplace accidents. So if you are one of the millions that suffer from a poor night’s sleep, this is a must read.
In this Article, We will Answer:
- What are the most prevalent Sleep Disorders?
- What is Melatonin?
- What is CBD Oil and how does it work?
- Can Melatonin with CBD Oil help you get a better night’s sleep?
- What are some Tips that we can do to achieve Better Sleep?
Insomnia is a common sleep disorder that can make it challenging to fall asleep, to stay asleep for long periods, or cause you to wake prematurely and not allow you to get back to sleep. This inability to initiate or maintain sleep can be devastating for these sufferers.
From constant daytime grogginess and an inability to focus. This condition can last for days, weeks, or even longer. As with all disorders consult your healthcare professional so they can rule out any other underlying causes.
Narcolepsy is a more rare condition in the U.S. affecting less than 20,000 Americans, according to Focus Medica. This disorder is characterized by excessive daytime sleepiness, hard to mentally task and focus, sleep paralysis, diminished alertness, and hallucinations.
Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) “The Jimmy Legs”; This causes annoying sensations in the legs and the immediate urge to move them or rub them to relieve the discomfort. Similar to muscle spasms. This affects about 10% of Americans, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. With at least 80% of these people also having Periodic Limb Movement of Sleep (PLMS), which causes limbs to jerk and twitch during sleep.
Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects 1 in 5 older adults, according to AARP. This is when the person is gasping or snorting while sleeping and usually includes snoring. It is defined by the stopping and starting of breathing while you are asleep, and obviously is a serious issue. Likely, the most overlooked of all sleep issues. Many people who identify this condition use a CPAP machine to deliver constant airway pressure.
This is not an exhaustive list, but most of the identifiable sleep disorders. A few others are sleep deprivation, night terrors, Long sleeping, and Jaw/Teeth Grinding.
WHAT IS MELATONIN?
Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by your body in the pineal gland in your brain. It tends to increase production in the evening due to darkness. It tends to peak around midnight to 3 a.m. and is approximately ten times higher at night than in the day. This hormone helps you maintain your sleep-wake cycle or Circadian biological clock.
It is also made synthetically and can be purchased without a prescription. In its natural form it can be harvested from the brains of cows (ugh).
Taking a melatonin supplement is suppose to mimic the function of the natural hormone produced in your body. This generally kicks in about 20-30 minutes after taking it and causes drowsiness.
WHAT IS CBD OIL?
CBD or Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring chemical found in the hemp plant. It is one of 113 or so identified chemicals in the plant and we call these phytocannabinoids. Another well known phytocannabinoid is THC, the chemical that gives the user a “high” like that found in Marijuana.
Unlike Marijuana the Hemp plant is bred for industrial use and because of this has low levels of THC, 0.3% or less. Furthermore, most CBD Brands will even filter out this tiny amount to make their oils completely THC-Free. So don’t worry about any CBD Oil made from Hemp getting you high or altering your mind in any delirious manner.
This is still the major confusion surrounding the use of CBD Oil.
HOW DOES CBD OIL WORK?
CBD Oil works within your Endocannabinoid System (ECS). This is a cell-signaling system that lies around your central nervous system, and it is in most organs, muscles and even your brain. The ECS is responsible for your homeostasis functions.
I.E. you have a hunger pain in your stomach, you need to eat something in order to sustain your life. That’s your ECS at work. Another example is you have a fever and begin to sweat to cool down, again thank-you ECS!!
Now these phytocannabinoids interact with your body’s ECS receptor sites. They do not fit into these receptors, but act like a key and lock system.
The Key – Allowing helpful compounds to enter
The Lock – keeping harmful compounds out
For Example, you have knee discomfort and take some cbd oil to temporarily block that irritation signal.
TIPS FOR A BETTER NIGHT’S SLEEP
- Exercise! Being more active in the day can help your body fall asleep more easily at night.
- Avoid caffeinated beverages like coffee or soda before bed, as well as eating a large meal or drinking alcohol.
- Develop a Routine. Try to get to bed at the same time each night and wake up at the same time in the morning. Try a bedtime checklist or journal.
- Tranquil Atmosphere. Make your bedroom dark and quiet, and at the right temperature.
- Avoid using your electronic device at least a half hour before bedtime, and keep your smartphone, tablet and computer in another room.
Hopefully, we have provided some insight into the vastly understated and important function of Sleep. Which has huge consequences on our Mental and Physical health.
We learned that CBD Oil helps our homeostasis functions, function more effectively and sleep is one of these functions. You can draw your own conclusions whether taking a THC-Free CBD product and Melatonin supplement is right for you. More importantly, always discuss any CBD regimen with your healthcare professional prior to use.
Like we always say everything in life is connected and sleep is no different.
When you have a restorative and refreshing night’s sleep, your mood and outlook tends to improve, you are able to focus more and handle tasks better. Overall, by getting more sleep you are helping yourself and others around you be the best version of you!
NOW GO TO BED!
This is a quick dosage instruction manual to achieve optimal results. Moreover, MD Organics Pure Organic CBD Oil should work for most people since all Humans and Pets have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). If someone doesn’t feel any benefits, it is usually a dosage issue. The Sublingual (under the tongue) method is one of the quickest transport methods available, as it is absorbed directly into the bloodstream.
1. First, a user must shake the bottle, fill up a dropper FULL (1mL.). Most of the droppers only suction half a mL., so you are only getting half the dose. Most users will have to fill it twice to get the full 1mL. dose. Basically, two applications for one dose.
2. After squirting the full 1 mL. under the tongue, the user should hold it for 30-60 seconds, you can then swish it around your mouth, then swallow and/or follow with a drink before swallowing. It’s that simple!
Everyone is different as far as dosage is concerned. Think of it like coffee, some people take a sip and feel it, while others can drink two cups and hardly notice it.
We recommend for more serious or chronic issues to use our 1000mg or 1500mg bottles. These are 33.33mg and 50mg respectively per dose. Typically, our 250/500mg bottles are best for petite users or for immune support. However, a user can double dose the 250/500mg Tinctures to increase their strength.
We suggest taking a dose in the morning and night. Wait a few days, then if there is no alleviation in symptoms, simply add another dose sometime during the day, and so on. Keep doing this until the desired effect is received. Many users report that it takes about a week to get their correct dosage. Allow time for the beneficial nutrients to build up in the body, this will allow for optimal results.
The user can mix our CBD Tinctures, Topicals, Gummies, and Softgels. Just remember to keep count of how many milligrams you are using until you feel relief, then this is your dosage. I.E. One might take two doses of the 1000mg Tincture Bottle, and add two 20mg. gummies a day.
So their dosage would be 33mg+33mg+20mg+20mg=106mg a day.
CBD FOR PETS
All your Pets can receive the same benefits as we do. For Cats and Dogs you can simply squirt a dose in the mouth or rub on the gums. Many users will add it to their wet food or treats.
CBD Bottles list the Total Milligrams (MG.) of CBD in the bottle, unlike an aspirin bottle that shows the total MG’s per tablet. Most bottles will have 30 Servings, so one can divide the total mg. in the bottle by 30. For example, a 300mg bottle would be 10mg per dose; 10mg x 30 = 300mg.
Adding CBD Gummies to your Daily Regimen
In this article we will be discussing why a user might supplement their health regimen with CBD Gummies. More importantly, we will go into detail about the legal status and biochemical makeup of CBD. Also, we will discuss the four things to look for when purchasing high quality CBD Gummies.
Why take Cannabidiol CBD?
People take CBD for a wide range of health issues, including mood, sleep, discomfort or to supplement what one doesn’t receive from their diet. CBD is not the only chemical in the plant that can influence the human body. As of today there have been 113 identified Phytocannabinoids, that are contained within the Hemp plant.
Hemp also produces a wide range of other active compounds, including flavonoids and terpenes. Hemp also contains numerous vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and omegas. Simply do a google search of “CBD” and your issue for further resources and information.
In the wake of the Coronavirus, CBD Gummies are great for a daily serving of Hemp Extract Oil. It is full of essential vitamins and minerals for your immune system and overall health. Some of these are Iron, zinc, carotene, phospholipids, phytosterols, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, Vitamin D, vitamin E, chlorophyll, calcium, magnesium, sulfur, copper, potassium, phosphorus, amino acids, omegas, and enzymes.
Eating a diet that includes optimal levels of all these elements is very difficult. If your nutrition is lacking, or worse, consisting of mostly processed foods, it’s near impossible to consume healthy amounts of these essential vitamins and nutrients.
What are CBD gummies?
CBD gummies are made from the Hemp Plant and are classified as an edible that usually contain between 5mg to 30 mg of CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is extracted from cannabis sativa or hemp plant. The CBD is extracted from hemp plants in most Gummies and has a low concentration of the ‘hallucinating’ cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) at or less than 0.3%.
This means that the hemp CBD oil doesn’t induce a “high” like marijuana. The user will be able to function just as he or she would normally do throughout the day. These cannabinoids interact with Endocannabinoid system (ECS) in humans and pets, which can be taken for sleep, mood, appetite, discomfort, and other related health and wellness issues.
As a result, CBD gummies are in high demand from reputable Hemp Oil Brands. More importantly, being digested in the stomach allows for slow absorption throughout the body over a longer period of time than a sublingual CBD oil or CBD softgel. The user can combine different transport methods when on a CBD daily regimen.
Many take gummies as a treat throughout the day, in addition to a CBD sublingual tincture oil and/or softgels. For varied absorption rates and maintaining complete body coverage through the course of the day. Most important, always keep a journal of how many milligrams mg. you are using so you will be able to ascertain your correct daily amount going forward. It typically takes a new user a week or so to achieve their correct dosage, usually by increasing a dose or two every few days until a noticeable difference is felt.
What is the Legal Status of CBD Gummies?
December 20th, 2018, President Trump signed the Farm Bill, not a new piece of legislature, but an important one especially for the Hemp industry. Hemp will now be placed under the supervision of the Department of Agriculture USDA and going forward will now be an agricultural commodity like corn or soybeans.
For decades, Hemp derived CBD oil had been listed as a Controlled Substance, alongside marijuana and other intoxicating substances. This new legislation making hemp an agricultural product will open the doors for more needed research and development, not only with hemp but derivatives such as CBD and other cannabinoids.
For Hemp CBD to be legal it has to contain 0.3% or less of the cannabinoid THC. However, CBD which is derived from marijuana plant still falls under the category of illegal substance. As per the regulations of the 2018 Farm Bill, ‘any cannabinoid—a set of chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant—that is derived from hemp will be legal, if and only if that hemp is produced in a manner consistent with the Farm Bill, associated federal regulations, association state regulations, and by a licensed grower.’
Essentially, CBD gummies derived from hemp plants are federally legal to consume because they have 0.3% or less of THC. Most reputable brands will even filter out this tiny amount to make their CBD products 100% THC Free.
How Do CBD Gummies Work?
The CBD in gummies works by boosting functions your body already performs via your Endocannabinoid System or ECS. Homeostasis is responsible for our inner balance, physiologically and even psychologically. It refers to the processes which our body employs to maintain a stable environment, even at times when we feel unstable and those processes are undesirable.
The human body has an Endocannabinoid system that works to regulate discomfort, mood, sleep, appetite, memory, and more. At times, whether from a poor western diet or the stress of the day, the Endocannabinoid system could use a little bit of additional help to continue performing at an optimal level.
That’s where CBD products come into play. They work in together with your body’s preexisting system, which people say gives them a natural boost to help them feel their best. This isn’t an artificial boost like what caffeine will do, but a natural content feeling.
Edibles are a popular choice nowadays, whether you buy ready-made options or choose to purchase CBD oil separately to create your own. They are great for slow absorption of the CBD. Expect it to take anywhere between 20 and 60 minutes to experience the effects.
For greater efficiency, eat your CBD gummies on an empty stomach which will allow a quicker absorption time. Overall, the effects tend to be milder, if taking the same mg. amount as a tincture oil, but last longer than other ingestion methods, usually around four-six hours.
Four Things When Choosing a CBD Gummy
1. U.S. Grown Organic Hemp
Hemp acts like a sponge, so anything that is in the ground the Hemp plant will soak up, i.e. heavy metals, toxins, pesticides, and pollutants. These harmful chemicals with then go into you. This obviously defeats the purpose of taking CBD Gummies for your overall health and wellness.
Many companies import their CBD from Asia or Europe where regulations and standards are much less than that of the United States. You ideally want the Company to practice their Hemp extraction and processes in a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) facility.
2. Third-Party Lab Tested with Viewable Reports
Secondly, you will need your CBD Oil that will go into making the Gummies to have an Independent Laboratory test, so you will know exactly what the chemical makeup of the CBD Oil is, and how much actual CBD is in it.
More Importantly, whether there are any pollutants, heavy metals, or THC in the Oil. These results should be readily available on the Company’s website. The reports should be easy to read. If not easily obtained, then it’s best to shop somewhere else.
3. How Much They Cost
Many brands utilizing imported hemp and can charge relatively low cost for what appears to be high dosage bottles of CBD Gummies. This is simply because the Hemp is of poor quality with no regulations of how the Hemp was grown, or having third-party lab testing done.
These company’s costs are minimal and can be transferred to the consumer by way of a cheap CBD product. Moreover, every reputable CBD Company has to pay more for U.S. Organic Hemp because of more stringent American regulations, Third-Party Lab testing, and other expenditures. Hence, the higher prices for these CBD Brands.
In common sense terms, there is no point to consuming a poor quality mystery hemp extract oil since one is taking it for health reasons. For example, if you see a 10,000mg CBD Gummies bottle selling on Amazon for $19.99, you can bet this is imported hemp oil if hemp oil at all, it could be hempseed oil which has no CBD in it.
So it is best to shop somewhere else. You will only get what you pay for when it comes to a high quality American CBD Oil product. Premium Grade American CBD Brands will have ballpark price points around $40-$80 for 300mg-600mg CBD Gummy bottles.
Many companies will load their Gummies with 20-30 artificial ingredients and lots of sugar. This defeats the purpose of the good nutrients that are entering your body. Always look at the label, if there is something that you can’t pronounce or have no idea what that particular ingredient is, then move on.
Look for a CBD Gummy that has 12 or fewer ingredients at most. These should primarily consist of Organic ingredients as well.
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