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Iced Coffee CBD Protein Shake Cool beans…literally!

Try this perfectly blended smooth and creamy shake that is sure to start your day off just right. Recipe makes 4 servings with 50mg CBD in each. You can adjust the CBD amount to get your desired amount per serving.

 

 

 

 

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender.
  2. Blend all ingredients until smooth.
  3. Pour into a cup and sprinkle with cinnamon if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

If you’ve ever been energized by the fragrance of peppermint or felt the calming effects of lavender tea, you have experienced the compelling effects of plant terpenes.

Terpenes give plants their flavor and aroma. Terpenes are also the driving force behind their therapeutic benefits. When you smell a flower or peel and orange, it’s the terpenes that stimulate your senses and enhance your well-being.

Full-spectrum hemp oil is a significant source of beneficial plant terpenes. Understanding the benefits of terpenes, and how CBD enhances their effects, may help you appreciate the many potential wellness benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil products.

Understanding the Effects of Plant Terpenes

It was once believed that plant terpenes provided therapeutic benefits because of the way fragrance impacts our senses. Terpenes were thought to promote healing by stimulating the emotional centers of our brain through our sense of smell. While this is a sound assessment, it only tells part of the story.

While terpenes have no significant effect on the plant they originate from, they do have the ability to impact other organisms and provide therapeutic benefits. The therapeutic benefits of individual plants depend on the combination of terpenes they contain.

Research confirms that terpenes not only trigger emotional responses, they also modulate brain activity and regulate physical processes.

Full-spectrum hemp oil may contain up to 200 potentially beneficial plant terpenes that have been attracting a significant amount of attention from scientific circles. Many of the terpenes found in full-spectrum hemp oil are also found in other sources. You may be familiar with a few of the following examples:

Terpenes Enhance the Potential Benefits of CBD

While investigating the many potential health and wellness benefits of hemp oil, you may have learned how hemp plant-based cannabinoids mimic the messengers and influence the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. If you are familiar with this system, you likely know that your endocannabinoid system is the messaging network that regulates nearly every essential function in your body.

Plant terpenes have a similar effect. Like cannabinoids, terpenes also bind with various receptors and influence vital processes. Cannabinoids and terpenes work synergistically. When compounds are synergistic, each active element has a greater impact when combined than they have on their own. The synergy between cannabinoids and terpenes are maximized with another phenomenon called the entourage effect.

Terpenes Contribute to The Entourage Effect

Hemp oil contains as many as 480 plant compounds, including the additional cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and essential fatty acids found in the original plant. While synergy explains the benefits of relying on whole plants rather than individual plant components, it’s the entourage effect that maximizes the effects of synergy.

In addition to its synergistic active components, full-spectrum hemp oil also contains many inert elements. Researchers noticed that these elements that have no effect on their own become active when they are combined. When combined and activated, the entourage effect explains how these combined factors maximize the impact of each plant component.

Because the entourage effect intensifies the health and wellness potential of CBD, many CBD enthusiasts believe full-spectrum CBD products are more beneficial than hemp oil products made with CBD isolate. In addition to cannabinoids and terpenes, full-spectrum CBD also contains:

Terpenes work with the many (113) potentially beneficial cannabinoids in your full-spectrum hemp oil.  These aromatic compounds are also shown to help cannabinoids pass through the blood-brain barrier.

Maximizing the Potential with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

The components that give plants their flavor and aroma are shown to provide significant therapeutic benefits. When terpenes and cannabinoids work together, the potential benefits are magnified and multiplied by the entourage effect.

To learn more about the potential health and wellness benefits of hemp CBD, download The Ultimate CBD User Guide at CBDistillery. Our fairly-priced hemp oil products are derived from non-GMO hemp seeds. Our products are third-party verified to ensure the quality, purity, and potency of every product we offer.

Sources:

  1. Intrepid Hearts. (2017, April 19). The Magical Powers of Plant Terpenes.

Finding the Right CBD Dosage for the Best Results

When you reach for an over-the-counter pain reliever, it’s easy to determine how much you should take. The instructions and dosage information are clearly stated on the product label. Since you are used to getting precise dosage recommendations about products that affect your health and well-being, it’s understandable that you are looking for the same kind of clarity about the amount of CBD you should take.

You may have figured out that determining how much CBD you should take is quite different than what you are used to.  While determining your ideal dosage will require a bit of experimentation, you will eventually find the right dose of CBD to suit your needs.

How Much CBD Should I Take? 

The answer to this important question is both simple and complex. The correct amount of CBD for you depends on your needs, the type of product you take, and the way your body responds to CBD.

Everyone’s Body Reacts Differently

Hemp-derived CBD is not a medication. It mimics the messengers and influences the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. When your body needs more messengers than it produces, CBD helps keep the vital regulatory system functioning at optimal levels.

Since everyone’s body chemistry is different, a CBD dosage that is correct for one person could be more or less than you need for maximum benefits.

Finding the Right CBD Dose for You 

You will not be able to calculate your ideal CBD dosage by following a recommendation in a chart. The right dose for you is an amount only you can determine. The following suggestions could help you figure things out: 

  • Start with Small Doses

    When you first start taking hemp CBD, start with a small amount. While we don’t make dosing suggestions, 30-60 mg per day is commonly recommended. A small amount can be anywhere from 2-30 milligrams. Patience is key. It can take several hours, several days, or several weeks before you notice significant benefits. Everyone is different. 

  • Keep Track of How CBD Affects You

    Many people find it helpful to track how CBD affects their symptoms. Consider jotting a few quick notes throughout the day or making a checklist. If you notice a decrease in pain or an increase in sleepiness, write it down. Experiment with increasing or decreasing the amount based on how you are feeling.

  • Don’t Be Afraid to Increase Your Dose

    While it’s commonly recommended new users start with a low dose, you do not need to be afraid to increase the amount of CBD you take if your current dosage is not providing the effects you are looking for. You can increase the amount of CBD you take with your next dose or after a few days, the choice is yours. Taking an increased dosage of CBD is not harmful.

  • Test Small Increases

    The point of starting low and increasing slowly is to help you determine your ideal dosage. If you increase the amount you take quickly, you may end up taking more CBD than you need. Taking more product than necessary will not provide any additional benefits. Increase in small increments and track your progress. 

CBDistillery’s Products are Third-Party Tested for the Highest Quality

When you place your trust in CBDistillery™, you never have to worry about the quality of the products you select. All CBDistillery™ products are third party-tested to be sure they are as potent as we claim. You can verify the purity of CBDistillery™ products by viewing the batch test information on our website or by scanning the QR code on each product. 

CBD Dosage By Product Type

There are several factors to consider when deciding how much CBD oil to take. The amount of CBD you take per dose is measured in milligrams. The more concentrated the tincture, the less product you will need per dose.

Different CBD Oils Contain Different Dosages 

CBD tinctures are available in different concentrations. The amount of CBD on the product label of CBDistillery™ products tells you how much CBD is in each 1 mL serving. Many other companies’ CBD products list the total amount of CBD per bottle on the product labels. To determine how much product to take requires a little math. Once you understand how to break the numbers down, the rest is easy.

Let’s say you want to start with a 20 mg dose of CBD and your CBD is sold in a 30 mL bottle.  Each full dropper holds a milliliter (mL). By dividing the total milligrams of CBD by the number of milliliters contained in the bottle, you will know how many milligrams (mg) of CBD each dropper contains. You can break that number down further by estimating 20 drops per mL. Here’s the breakdown of a 30 mL bottle by CBD content.

  • 250 mg bottle ÷ 30 mL =8 mg per mL – 0.41 mg/drop
  • 500 mg bottle ÷ 30 mL =16.66 mg per mL – 0.83 mg/ drop
  • 1000 mg bottle ÷ 30 mL = 33.33 mg per mL – 1.67 mg/drop
  • 2500 mg bottle ÷30 mL = 83.3 mg per mL – 3.8 mg/drop
  • 5000 mg bottle ÷30 mL =166 mg per mL – 7.6 mg per drop

If your target dose is 20 mg, you could take 1.25 droppers of a 500 mg tincture or 3 drops of a 5000 mg tincture for the same effect.

CBD Capsule Dosage

CBD capsules are ideal for those who want a simple, accurate dosing method. Each capsule contains a specified amount of CBD with no measuring required. If your goal is 25 mg per day, you could take your CBD in the morning and forget about it. The effects can last up to eight hours. You could always take a second capsule if you determine that consistent CBD levels are best for your needs.

CBD Vape Dosage 

Based on user average of 100 puffs per cartridge, each puff of a 200 mg vape pen delivers approximately 2 mg of CBD. If you have determined that your goal is to vape 20 mg of CBD per day, and you have a 30 mg vape cartridge, you would want to vape 2/3 of the cartridge. Vaping CBD is considered to be the fastest-acting CBD delivery method, but also lasts the shortest amount of time.

CBD Gummy Dosage 

A single gummy commonly contains 20-30 mg of CBD. If this is your targeted dosage, it’s easy to pop a gummy for the day. When selecting your gummies, it’s important to pay close attention to the CBD content. Some gummies contain far less CBD than ours, so you would need to eat several at a time to achieve the same potential.

CBD Tincture Dosage 

Those new to hemp-derived CBD commonly start with CBD oil tinctures. With tinctures, It’s easy to adjust the amount of CBD you take until you find your ideal dosage. CBD tinctures are quite versatile. You can simply swallow your tincture or add it to your foods or beverages. For the best results, hold under your tongue for 15-20 seconds before swallowing.

What Can Affect Your CBD Experience? 

While it’s easy to find numerous reports and user testimonials claiming significant benefits from using CBD products, you will also find comments from people who were less than impressed by the effects of cannabidiol (CBD).

When you begin anything new, it’s important to have realistic expectations. You cannot gauge your own experience by the comments of anyone else; there are many factors that can influence your CBD experience, including the following:

  • The Quality of Your CBD Oil

    There are many misleading products on the market. Some vendors sell “hemp oil” supplements made with hemp seed oil. Hemp seed oil does not contain CBD. If the amount of CBD in your product is not clearly stated in milligrams, there is not likely enough CBD in the product to be of any significance. 

  • The CBD Concentration

    If you are using a CBD tincture with a low concentration of CBD, you will need to be sure to use enough of the product to achieve your desired dose. Keep in mind that an overpriced 15 mL tincture that contains 25 mg of CBD mean that is the amount of CBD in the entire bottle, not per dose.

  • Your Percentage of Body Fat 

    While there are no studies of fat cell absorption rates, we know that cannabinoids are drawn to fat. A high percentage of body fat can keep the CBD in your product from absorbing into your bloodstream. If 30 percent of the CBD you take is absorbed by fat cells, that leaves only 70 percent of the CBD you take circulating in your body.

  • Your Genetics

    CBD may target key endocannabinoid and non-endocannabinoid receptors throughout your body to potentially initiate a response. Research suggests that nearly 20 percent of the population has a genetic mutation that increases the levels of endocannabinoids produced in their bodies. Those affected are less likely to notice significant effects from CBD.

The Severity of Your Symptoms 

Your experience with CBD could be affected by the severity of the symptoms you are hoping to address. The dosing and amount of time needed to achieve full potential could be quite different. 

Product Type Can Influence Your Experience 

Unlike medical cannabis, hemp-derived CBD is non-intoxicating. Because of the way CBD is absorbed in your body, the type of product you select can have a significant impact on your CBD experience.

The effects of capsules and tinctures can commonly be felt within an hour or so and can last up to eight hours. Since vape products bypass digestive processes, the potential effects could be felt within minutes but are of a shorter duration.  It may take a bit of experimentation to find the best dosage,  product, or combination of CBD products to suit your needs.

To determine your ideal dosage, start with a few milligrams of a CBD tincture, a single capsule, or a few puffs of a vape pen and see how you feel. If you don’t notice the particular benefit you were hoping for you can increase the dosage a little at a time.

CBD tinctures are a blend of hemp oil and natural carrier oils that are easily absorbed by your body. A versatile product, CBD tinctures can be swallowed, mixed with food, added to your morning coffee, or even blended with your favorite lotions.

When selecting a CBD tincture, it’s important to know that you are getting a quality product at a fair price; a product that lives up to your expectations. That’s why it’s important to consider the potency of the product you select.

When you purchase a CBD tincture, the CBD content should be clearly stated in milligrams (mg). A typical bottle of CBD tincture can contain anywhere from 250-2500 mg of CBD depending on the product you select. If a product description doesn’t specify the amount of CBD in an item, it’s unlikely there is enough CBD content to be of any consequence.

The higher the CBD concentration in the tincture you select the less product you will need to use per dose, potentially saving you a significant amount of money over time. For its potency and value, we recommend trying our 1000 mg Full-Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture Concentrate. Based on the number of positive reviews posted on our site, many of our valued customers agree.

“This oil has done all I had hoped it would do. Very happy with my purchase. I had been reviewing different brands and even tried one other. This one taste much better and more effective. Bonus that it’s very cost effective!”

 – Kristin L, verified buyer

Maximize the Potential Benefits with Full-Spectrum CBD

CBD (cannabidiol) is just one of many potentially beneficial cannabinoids found in hemp oil. When you select a full-spectrum hemp product, you get all the potential health and wellness benefits of the entire hemp plant. Full-spectrum hemp oil contains 480 potentially beneficial plant compounds, including 113 cannabinoids, up to 200 terpenes, and quite an impressive list of vitamins and minerals.

While the vitamins and minerals are a noteworthy benefit of full-spectrum hemp oil, it’s the cannabinoids and terpenes that are attracting attention. To fully appreciate the potential health and wellness benefits of full-spectrum CBD, consider the following:

While each of these plant components are impressive on their own, it’s the combined effect that impresses so many CBD enthusiasts. In full-spectrum hemp oil, the potential of each plant component is magnified and multiplied by the effects of the other. The intensification of the combined effects is explained by a phenomenon known as the entourage effect.

Experiencing the Benefits of Endocannabinoid System Support

CBD is not a medication or treatment for any health issues. Hemp CBD is shown to mimic the messengers and influence the receptors of your endocannabinoid system. Your endocannabinoid system is responsible for many essential functions in your body, processes that include regulating your moods and emotions, sleep cycles, immune system function, and pain perception.

Supplementing the processes of your endocannabinoid system with hemp CBD helps keep this vital system balanced. There are many potential benefits. 

The evidence supporting the benefits of hemp CBD are based on animal studies, laboratory testing, and the testimony of people using CBD products. The potential health benefits for the user are based on individual needs. To determine if 1000mg full-spectrum CBD Oil could be beneficial for you, consider the following customer testimonials:

We appreciate when our customers review or comment on our products and customer service. At CBDistillery, the customer comments and product reviews posted (more than 10,000) are verified by an independent third party. Review verification ensures that opinions that could influence your purchasing decisions are genuine. If reviews are not verified, they could come from anywhere. Since we believe in transparency, we post them all.

CBDistillery Customers Can Trust Our Quality Hemp Oil Products

When selecting your CBD supplements, it’s important to proceed with caution, to know what you are paying for. There are simply too many companies selling inferior products at inflated prices.

At CBDistillery, you can verify the purity and potency of every product we offer. Our products are tested by the leading independent cannabis accredited lab. This assures unbiased test results and consistent product quality.

“I’ve used a few brands (all quality companies, too — I did my research) and the oil I purchased from CBDistillery was by far THE BEST one I’ve used thus far. I can’t recommend or praise it, or other CBDistillery products, enough.”

                                                                                                                                                                    – Kristin F, verified buyer

CBDistillery was one of the very first companies to provide this batch testing information to our customers. You can view individual test results by clicking on the test information within the product images or scanning the QR code on your product label. The batch certification verifies the purity and potency of every product you select.

For the many potential health and wellness benefits of hemp CBD, visit CBDistillery. We offer a quality assortment of fairly priced hemp-derived products, including CBD tinctures, vape products, softgels, gummies, and CBD pet tinctures.

Many people are confused by the terms “hemp oil” and “CBD oil.” That’s understandable. The factors that differentiate the two products have been systematically blurred by unreliable sources. It appears that much of the deception is intentional, an effort to lure unsuspecting customers to inferior products. Once you understand a few significant points about hemp oil, you will not be easily swayed by misdirection.

 

Hemp Oil vs CBD Oil 

Hemp oil, the oil extracted from the stalks and stems of the hemp plant, contains the cannabinoid cannabidiol. That’s why reputable companies use the terms “CBD oil” and “hemp oil” interchangeably.

 

The Source of Your CBD Matters 

When the terms are used correctly, hemp oil and CBD oil describe the same product. But it’s important to remember that while hemp oil is CBD oil, CBD is not always derived from industrial hemp. CBD oil is also extracted from marijuana plants. The CBD extracted from marijuana contains high levels of THC, the cannabinoid responsible for marijuana’s intoxicating effects.

Marijuana can contain 5-30 percent THC. Hemp plants contain only trace amounts, 0.3 percent or less, not enough to cause any form of intoxication. Those who want to avoid even trace amounts of THC have the option of selecting products made with CBD isolate, a product that is more than 99 percent pure cannabidiol and THC-free.

 

Hemp Seed Oil vs CBD Oil   

There are far too many misrepresented products being sold as “hemp oil” that do not contain CBD. As a result, too many people that could be benefiting from CBD’s health and wellness potential are understandably unimpressed with their results. Knowing the facts about CBD oil and hemp seed oil could keep you from making the same costly mistake. When selecting a product, consider the following:

  • CBD Oil

    Most of the CBD available to the average consumer is extracted from the stalks and stems of hemp plants. It’s the plant extract that contains the cannabinoid cannabidiol. CBD is the scientific abbreviation for this potentially beneficial plant-sourced cannabinoid.

 

  • Hemp Seed Oil

    Hemp seed oil is cold pressed from the seeds of the hemp plant. While hemp seed oil has health and wellness benefits of its own, it’s important to know that hemp seed oil does not contain CBD. Many of the “hemp oil” products masquerading as CBD are made with hemp seed oil.

 

Common Uses of Hemp Seeds and Hemp Seed Oil

Although hemp seed oil does not contain CBD, the seeds of the hemp plant are an excellent source of protein. Many people enjoy tossing hemp seeds into their salads, soups, and sauces. The oil extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant is beneficial, but in a different way than CBD. Consider the following examples:

 

  • Hemp is Considered a Superfood

    Hemp seeds are an excellent source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids and contain more protein than both chia seeds and flaxseed. Also called hemp hearts, hemp seeds are a significant source of vitamin E, calcium, potassium, and magnesium.

 

  • Beneficial for Making Soap

    Because hemp seeds are high in essential fatty acids, hemp soap is beneficial for anyone living with a chronic skin condition like eczema or psoriasis. The anti-inflammatory properties are shown to soothe sensitive skin and calm irritation. The moisturizing properties make hemp soap ideal for maturing skin.

 

  • A Naturally Beneficial Skin Care Ingredient

    Skin care products made with hemp seed oil are beneficial for all skin types. Hemp seed oil skin care products balance oil production without clogging pores. The gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) in hemp seed oil acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent that encourages cell regeneration.

 

  • Hemp Seed Oil for Biodegradable Plastics

    Hemp- sourced plastics are up to 2.5 times stronger than petroleum-based products. While it is possible to make plastic entirely of hemp, most of today’s hemp bioplastics are still petroleum-based plastics that are reinforced with hemp fibers, which is still reducing petroleum use. Hemp seed oil can also be used in the production of ethanol and biofuels.

 

Common Uses of Hemp and CBD Oil

When the definitions of hemp oil and CBD oil are used correctly, they describe the same product. Once you can verify the hemp oil you select is extracted from the stalks and stems of industrial hemp plants and can verify the potency, your hemp oil product has a multitude of potential uses.

Cannabidiol (CBD) works by mimicking the messengers and influencing the receptors of the communication network that influences every essential function in your body, known as your endocannabinoid system. Research shows that CBD has anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anxiolytic, and anti-emetic properties that provide significant health and wellness potential. You will find many types of CBD products, including CBD capsules, tinctures, topicals, and CBD vape oil.

 

Where to Find the Best Hemp and CBD Oil

Since so many companies are attempting to blur the distinctions between hemp seed oil and hemp oil, it’s important to place your trust in a reputable company that values transparency. A reputable CBD company will always specify the amount of CBD your hemp oil contains in milligrams.

For quality hemp-sourced CBD products, visit CBDistillery. A leader in the hemp industry, CBDistillery is a vertically integrated company. That means having full control over every aspect of production including the soil testing, cultivation, and extraction processes. CBDistillery’s hemp crops are grown from non-GMO hemp seeds using safe, natural farming methods.

When you purchase hemp oil products from CBDistillery, the products you select are guaranteed to be as pure and potent as stated in the product description. Of course, any company can make that claim. CBDistillery provides verifiable evidence. You can confirm the quality and potency of the products you select by viewing the batch test results posted with product images, or by scanning the QR code on every product label.

 

Protecting Yourself from Misleading Product Information

Many people have been fooled by misleading product information. Some product vendors are misrepresenting hemp seed oil as hemp oil, while others claim that hemp oil is pressed from seeds and “hemp extract” is the product containing CBD. Yes, it’s confusing.

That’s why it’s essential to verify the amount of CBD your hemp oil contains. When the amount of cannabidiol (CBD) cannot be verified, the product is unlikely to provide the significant health and wellness potential of a quality hemp CBD product.

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