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Ancient Nutrition CBD hemp products are made from USDA Certified Organic hemp grown in the USA. Our hemp products are blended with historically regarded and clinically-studied botanicals CBD or cannabidiol is a compound found in cannabis. CBD oil benefits include relieving pain and anxiety without intoxication. Learn more here. CBD, or cannabidiol, is a component of the Cannabis sativa plant. Find out these benefits, plus products and side effects.

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If you’re already eating organic and making the best choices when it comes to what you put in your body, you should be just as meticulous when it comes to CBD. Here are three non-negotiable factors we adhered to for our CBD hemp products.

Know how much CBD you’re getting every time you take it. Ancient Nutrition makes it easy for you by putting the amount of CBD (in milligrams) of each serving right on the front of the label and including a measured dropper for our oils.

Hemp is a bioaccumulator (capable of absorbing both good and bad substances from air, water and soil at a rate faster than they’re naturally lost), so it’s crucial to make sure your CBD is sourced from USDA certified organic, U.S.-grown hemp.

We needed to oversee where, by whom and how our CBD hemp is grown. This way we can assure the purity of our hemp from seed to sprout to flower to bottle to you. All of Ancient Nutrition’s Organic CBD Hemp products are Third-Party Tested for purity and potency.

Ancient Nutrition Organic CBD Hemp is grown using Regenerative Agriculture. Regenerative Agriculture is a system of farming principles and practices that aims to capture carbon in soil and aboveground biomass, reversing current global trends of atmospheric accumulation.

Ancient Nutrition Organic CBD Hemp is grown on US farms in Colorado and Tennessee.

Ancient Nutrition Organic CBD Hemp is made from ingredients derived from or grown without the use of GMOs.

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This CBD hemp oil meets the highest quality standards and is tested to meet rigorous specifications for harmful chemicals and toxic substances, including pesticides, herbicides and heavy metals.

We are uniquely positioned to be able to bring you our special Organic Fermented Full Spectrum CBD Botanical Blend in our powders and tablets, something you won’t be quick to find anywhere else.

Because hemp is a bioaccumulator (capable of absorbing both good and bad substances from air, water and soil), it’s important to make sure your hemp products are sourced from organically grown hemp. All of our hemp products are sourced from USDA Certified Organic farms and our finished goods are completed in a cGMP (Current Good Manufacturing Practices) facility.

Unlike CBD isolates, our full-spectrum hemp features not only CBD but also may contain cannabinol (CBN), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabigerol (CBG) and terpenes. We believe in the benefits of full-spectrum CBD hemp, since the endocannabinoid system has receptors for all of these cannabinoids.

The active hemp ingredient in Ancient Nutrition Organic CBD Hemp Oils is produced using one of three extraction methods: CO2 Extraction, Vapor Distillation or non-GMO Ethanol Subzero Extraction. All three methods are certified organic. The Hemp ingredient in Ancient Nutrition‘s Organic CBD Tablets and Powders is produced via an organic cannabinoid “activation” process followed by solid-state fermentation and low temperature drying.

From the farm to your hands, we manufacture in FDA registered facilities using current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) ensure that our CBD products are consistently produced and controlled according to quality standards. All of our products are third-party tested for heavy metals, solvents, pesticides, microbials, CBD and THC levels as well as purity. Our products are also tested for glyphosate. We believe in transparency and sharing with our consumers the quality of our products by making the test results available.

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CBD Oil Benefits, Side Effects and How to Use

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As the hype over CBD oil continues, maybe you’ve found yourself on the very long list of “canna-curious” consumers who are looking for more information about its potential health benefits and uses.

Although the use of “medical marijuana” continues to be an emotionally and politically charged issue for many people, research is pointing to the amazing health benefits of CBD oil, and Americans are beginning to take notice.

Cannabis oil preparations have been used historically in medicine for millennia. Only recently, cannabis and chemically-related compounds have come back to being considered of beneficial value. A prominent compound found in cannabis, CBD, or cannabidiol, has been shown to have some benefits. What is CBD oil good for? Find out all about CBD, including the extensive CBD oil benefits list, CBD oil uses and the many different CBD oil forms.

What Is CBD Oil?

CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids. Until recently, THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol ) was getting most of the attention because it’s the ingredient in cannabis that produces intoxicating effects in users. But CBD is also present in high concentrations — and the world is awakening to its possible benefits.

CBD is the major non-euphorigenic component of Cannabis sativa. Some research is beginning to show that CBD is different than other well-studied cannabinoids. All cannabinoids function as ligands, meaning they dock onto the binding site of a protein and have the ability to modulate a receptor’s behavior. CB1 receptors are widely distributed, but are particularly abundant in areas of the brain, including those concerned with movement, coordination, sensory perception, emotion, memory, cognition, autonomic and endocrine functions.

CB2 receptors are found mostly in the immune system. Although cannabinoids all have similar structures, they display a wide array of actions at each of the different receptor sites.

However, scientists are finding out that, overall, CBD has very little effect on CB1 and CB2 receptors, which probably explains why it doesn’t have the same mind-altering effects as THC, the compound that positively regulates the CB1 receptor. That’s why most cannabis grown for recreational purposes are typically very low in CBD and high in THC.

THC does typically come with a long list of health benefits, but the clinical use of this cannabis compound is often limited by its unwanted psychoactive side effects in people. For this reason, interest in non-intoxicating phytocannabinoids, such as CBD, has substantially increased in recent years. In fact, CBD is being used in conjunction with THC for more favorable effects.

CBD also appears to balance some effects of THC. This is probably what makes CBD so appealing.

Side note: In our CBD articles, we use the term cannabis to describe this plant rather than “marijuana.”

Types of CBD Oil Products

As the CBD oil market continues to grow, more and more products are being sold online or in your local health food stores. You can find many types of CBD and each one is used in a different way. The most common forms of CBD available include the following. (Of course, you should always consult your healthcare professional prior to using CBD and read and follow all label directions.)

  • Oils: CBD oils are the most potent and unprocessed form of cannabidiol. CBD oil is removed directly from the flowers, stalks and seeds of the hemp plant during the extraction process. The most effective CBD oils are full spectrum, which means that they include all compounds found naturally in the plant, including the cannabinoids (with trace amounts of THC), terpenes and essential oils. You can find CBD oils in a bottle with a dropper. This allows you to ingest the oil by using it by mouth.
  • Tinctures: Tinctures are another popular way to use CBD, likely because you can easily gauge exactly how much cannabidiol you are ingesting, like CBD oil. A tincture is usually extracted with alcohol or another solvent. With a tincture, you use a dropper and place the drops in the mouth. Sometimes, manufacturers will use carrier oils, natural flavors or fatty oils in their tinctures.
  • Concentrates: Like tinctures, CBD concentrates are ingested by placing drops under your tongue. But concentrates are typically much stronger doses of CBD. The high potency isn’t ideal for beginners who should start with a low dose and see how they respond.
  • Capsules: Like any other type of capsule, CBD capsules or pills can be taken with water. This is a convenient way to use CBD, but it gives you less control of the dose. Typically, capsules will contain 10–25 milligrams of CBD.
  • Topical solutions: Topical CBD products include lotions, salves and lip balms. They are meant to benefit skin, joint and muscle health, and work when they are absorbed into the skin and through the dermal layers. CBD patches are also available for topical delivery of the compound. This allows the cannabinoids to be delivered directly to your bloodstream.
  • Edibles: CBD edibles, including chocolates, coffees, baked goods, gums and candies containing the compound, are becoming popular. Although this may be a satisfying way to use CBD oil, it can be more difficult to measure exactly how much CBD you are ingesting and the results may be inconsistent.
  • Powders: CBD powders are another way to use cannabidiol internally. The powder can be added to water, juice, tea or a smoothie. The highest quality CBD powders will not include fillers, but only natural plant compounds.
  • Vape oil: CBD vape oil is used for vaping CBD. This requires the use of an e-cigarette or vape pen, which can have side effects when chemicals are heated to high temperatures. There are also CBD waxes available that are used for dabbing the cannabis compound. This also requires heating a small amount of the wax and using a dabbing pen. This isn’t recommended for beginners, as it’s usually a higher concentration of CBD.
  • Sprays: Sprays are another product for using CBD internally. The CBD concentration is usually lower in sprays. Read the label for the exact dosage, but usually you spray the solution into your mouth 2–3 times.
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CBD Oil vs. Hemp Oil

You may notice that some CBD products are made with hemp oil, which can be confusing. What exactly is the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil? CBD is a compound that’s extracted from the cannabis plant. Hemp and cannabis both come from the Cannabis sativa species, but it’s the amount of THC present in the plant that makes them different.

Hemp oil (also called hemp seed oil) is extracted from the hemp seeds of the hemp plant and it contains very little or no THC. Cannabis, on the other hand, has THC levels above 0.3 percent (usually between 5-35 percent). Because of its low THC levels, you can use hemp oil without feeling “high” afterwards. Hemp is typically grown for industrial purposes, as it’s used to make clothing, paper, ropes, carpets, construction materials and plastic composites.

Although the hemp plant contains little or no THC, oils extracted from the resin glands of the plant do contain CBD. Most CBD oil’s products are made this way and come from what’s referred to as “industrial hemp.”

Industrial hemp naturally contains very low levels of THC and high levels of CBD. CBD oil that comes from the hemp plant typically contains less than 0.3 percent THC. Hemp is much easier to grow than cannabis, as it requires less water, no pesticides and minimal care — plus it’s adaptable to most climates.

The hemp seed oil in your local grocery store is extracted from the seeds of the plant and can be used for adding flavor to a range of recipes. Hemp seed oil is also popular because it serves as a source of important nutrients, including polyunsaturated fatty acids, terpenes and proteins. Plain ol’ hemp seed oil doesn’t contain CBD or THC.

CBD Oil vs Cannabis Oil

What about cannabis oil? Well, unlike both CBD oil and hemp oil, cannabis oil does contain THC and it has intoxicating effects. Cannabis oil comes from the Cannabis sativa plant that’s bred for its trichomes.

These trichomes are tiny, hair-like crystals that cover the leaves and buds of the cannabis plant. Trichomes product the hundreds of known cannabinoids that can be found in cannabis. Of the 100+ cannabinoids that have been identified in the cannabis species, CBD and THC have been studied the most extensively for their role in the endocannabinoid system.

Cannabis oil contains both THC and CBD in different ratios, depending on the plant variety. Research shows that cannabis oil may have some benefits. And because cannabis oil does contain THC, there are more potential side effects associated with its use.

Side Effects and Precautions for Health

Possible CBD Side Effects

It appears that CBD oil has few adverse side effects when it’s used in appropriate amounts. The most common CBD oil side effects include drowsiness, dizziness, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, anxiety and changes in mood.

Potential Medication Interactions

We also know that CBD is a potent inhibitor of cytochrome P450 isoenzymes. The CYP 450 enzyme system works to metabolize prescription drugs and eliminate toxins from the body. Because it alters CYP 450 isoenzymes, CBD may inhibit our body’s ability to metabolize certain drugs, causing them to stay in the body system longer.

That’s why it’s important to consult with your healthcare professional before using CBD.

Choosing the Right Product — a Safe CBD Oil

As the popularity of CBD products continues to grow, more manufacturers are jumping on the bandwagon. This can be a great thing for consumers who are looking to get the best CBD products out there.

But it also requires careful research before making a purchase. Because the cannabis plant readily absorbs pesticides, heavy metals and other chemicals that are in the soil and water, it’s so important that cannabis plants are frequently tested while they are growing. And it’s up to manufactures to test CBD products, too. When you are shopping for CBD oil, look for products that have been tested for contaminants and for CBD vs. THC levels.

How to Use and Where to Buy It

There are several ways to use CBD, including in capsule, topical, edible or drop forms. You can use lotions or oils containing CBD on your skin, place a few drops in your mouth or vape CBD oil.

Generally speaking, ingesting CBD oils using a dropper is typically the easiest way to stay in control of exactly how much you are taking. Plus, pure CBD oil will not contain additives that come with side effects. Remember, when you are using CBD oil or any kind of cannabis product, you must read the product label to determine the best dose for you.

Here are a few tips to help you choose a CBD oil product and determine the best dose for you (in conjunction with your healthcare professional):
  1. Read the label to find out the total milligrams of CBD in the entire bottle/product and how many milligrams are in one standard dose. CBD products vary in potency, with some containing more total CBD than others. Most products will have on the label exactly how much CBD is in one dropper or drop, so you’ll be able to tell exactly how much is in there.
  2. Check the CBD and THC ratio. Some products may contain micro-doses of THC. But if you are looking for a product that’s strictly CBD and doesn’t come with the chance of experiencing any intoxicating or euphoric effects, then go for a product that contains no THC at all.
  3. Start with a small dose and work your way up if needed. Sometimes, a standard CBD oil dose is determined by your body weight, but this rule doesn’t work for everyone. Some people are more sensitive to cannabis compounds than others.
  4. Be aware of the desired effect prior to using CBD oil. If you know exactly what you are looking for from using CBD oil, then it will be easier for your healthcare professional to determine the proper dose.

Where do you buy CBD oils? You may have noticed that CBD products are everywhere these days. You can easily find CBD oil and other products online and in certain health food/vitamin stores or spas. To separate the highest quality products from the rest, look for one that has a certificate of analysis, or COA. This means that the manufacturer tests the product for contaminants, and it meets lab standards.

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You also want to purchase a CBD product that clearly states how much CBD is present and if it’s made with any other cannabis compounds or ingredients.

Vape pens may contain a solvent called propylene glycol. When you burn this solvent at high temperatures, it can degrade into formaldehyde and cause dangerous adverse reactions.

Final Thoughts

CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids; it is the major non-intoxicating component of Cannabis sativa.

What Is CBD (Cannabidiol)? How It Works for Our Body

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the possible benefits of CBD oil and maybe you have considered using products containing the cannabis compound. But you may be wondering — what is CBD, exactly?

There’s a lot of confusion out there about CBD and how it may affect the human body. Considering the endocannabinoid system was only discovered approximately 25 years ago, we are just beginning to learn about cannabidiol and its possible abilities.

But so far, the research is promising, even though research is ongoing and more research needs to be conducted. That helps explain why so many people are becoming interested in using this thousand-year-old approach for their own health interests.

What Is CBD?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most abundant component of the Cannabis sativa plant species. It’s one of over 100 phytocannabinoids that have been identified in cannabis and hemp plants.

Unlike THC, the main constituent in cannabis, cannabidiol does not induce intoxicating effects. This led scientists to originally believe that CBD was an inactive compound, but eventually, it was discovered that CBD initiates multiple actions in the central nervous system and even has an influence on the effects of THC.

CBD is gaining a lot of attention lately because of its potential health benefits.

How does CBD make you feel? For one thing, it doesn’t make you feel high. Instead, it typically has calming and warming effects on the body. It is believed to interact with receptors throughout the body to keep the endocannabinoid system in balance. This is what is believed to allow for cannabidiol’s positive effects.

How Does Cannabidiol Work With Our Body?

The belief is that cannabidiol works within the body by mimicking the effects of compounds called “endogenous cannabinoids,” or “endocannabinoids.” Scientists have discovered that there are cannabinoid-like chemicals inside the body that respond with receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system, a recently discovered body system that may be one of the most important physiologic systems involved in establishing and maintaining our health. We naturally synthesize these chemical compounds and they modulate receptors throughout the body.

What does this have to do with CBD? Remarkably, CBD and other cannabinoids also interact with these receptors. When we ingest CBD or apply it topically, it activates these receptors in the body.

This is what gives CBD its ability to positively benefit areas of the body.

The Endocannabinoid System

The endocannabinoid system is a biochemical communication system in the body that was discovered about 25 years ago, when scientists were researching how THC affected the body. In their research, they uncovered a complex network of cannabinoid receptors that affect cells throughout the body, including the central nervous system.

We now know that our body naturally synthesizes what are called endogenous cannabinoids, which are chemical messengers that interact with these receptors. But ingesting or applying cannabinoids found in cannabis, like CBD and THC, has the same effects.

Generally speaking, receptors in our nervous system and immune system react to cannabis compounds and produce specific effects that may benefit many bodily processes.

Scientists have discovered that “endocannabinoid system dysfunction” can lead to unfavorable effects. But using compound like cannabidiol can be extremely helpful for keeping this important system in balance.

CBD vs. THC

CBD and THC are both compounds found in the Cannabis sativa plant species and can be extracted to make hemp and cannabis products. There are hundreds of other compounds in cannabis, but these two get the most attention (at least for now).

But when it comes to CBD vs. THC, most people tend to ask the same question: Which one is better?

Here’s the thing — CBD has been misrepresented as a non-psychoactive agent, when in fact, it’s actually psychoactive. This is typically what allows CBD to deliver any benefits. However, the psychoactive effects caused by CBD do differ from those caused by THC, in the sense that CBD is non-intoxicating.

Larger amounts of THC can often lead to unwanted psychoactive effects, but some studies indicate that in smaller amounts, THC can be beneficial. This is especially true when it’s used in combination with CBD, causing what’s called the “entourage effect.”

CBD Isolate vs. CBD Full Spectrum

If you’ve been checking out CBD product labels recently, you have probably noticed that some say “CBD isolate” and others are “full spectrum CBD.” So what’s the difference between CBD isolate vs. full spectrum CBD?

CBD isolate means that the cannabidiol products contains only CBD and no other cannabis compound. It’s been processed further than whole hemp extracts, isolating CBD to a create a purified form of the compound.

Full spectrum CBD products include CBD and all other compounds found naturally in the plant. This means other cannabinoids (including trace amounts of THC), terpenes (which give the plant a distinct smell and flavor) and essential oils are all present.

CBD isolates used to be touted for their purity, but as more research is conducted, initial findings indicate that full spectrum CBD may have even greater potential. This is because the compounds found naturally in hemp or cannabis may have a compounding effect when they are used in combination.

CBD Products

The CBD industry is booming and many new products are hitting the market. This means that consumers have a lot to choose from, but it can also add to the confusion.

Here’s a simple rundown of the CBD products that are available today. (Of course, you should always discuss CBD usage with your healthcare professional and use any product according to directions.)

  • CBD Oils: CBD oils are usually the most potent and unprocessed form of cannabidiol. During the extraction process, CBD oil is removed directly from the flowers, stalks and seeds of the hemp plant. In full spectrum CBD oils, you are getting all compounds that are found naturally in the plant, including cannabinoids (with very small amounts of THC), terpenes and essential oils. You can usually find CBD oils in a bottle with a dropper so that it can be used by mouth. You can also use CBD oils for DIY recipes made with cannabidiol. This is one of the easiest ways to control your CBD oil dosage.
  • CBD Tinctures: CBD extracts can be found in tincture form. Technically, a tincture has CBD that’s been extracted with alcohol or another solvent, and they are generally less potent than CBD oils. Tinctures are typically used by mouth as well.
  • CBD Capsules: CBD capsules are available as a convenient way to take the cannabinoid orally.
  • CBD Powders: CBD powder can be added to water, juice, tea or a smoothie. This is another easy way to take CBD orally and it allows you to control the dose.
  • CBD Topicals: Topical creams, lotions, salves, gels, rollers and sprays containing CBD are commonly used for joint comfort and more.
  • CBD Edibles: Edibles, like gummies and chocolates, containing CBD are popular because they’re easy to use on the go.
  • CBD Vape Oil: Using CBD vape oil requires using a vape pen or e-cigarette. This isn’t recommended for beginners, as it usually contains higher concentrations of CBD and makes it more difficult to control the dose.

CBD Side Effects

While more research needs to be conducted, some research presently shows that there are few, generally mild CBD side effects, including fatigue, irritability and nausea. A “tolerance” for CBD does not seem to occur over time.

CBD may also raise the levels of certain medications in your blood. If you are taking any medications, talk to your doctor about possible interactions.

When choosing a CBD product, make sure to purchase from a reputable company that provides a certificate of analysis (COA) and lists all ingredients on the label. You also want to choose an organic CBD in order to avoid ingesting pesticides and other harmful chemicals that can lead to unwanted side effects.

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