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WHAT IS CBD? CBD stands for ‘cannabidiol’ and is a major molecule in a class of compounds called cannabinoids found in hemp and marijuana plants. Unlike the other major cannabinoid THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. The effects of CBD may include: alertness at low doses, sedation at high doses, pain relief, relaxes muscle spasms, anti-inflammatory, nausea…

What’s the difference between full spectrum CBD oils and isolate formulas?

When taking full-Spectrum CBD extracts, there are things you may want to consider.  While a full-spectrum oil may provide the desired effect the first time you buy it, the variability from batch to batch may prove to be discouraging. There are several reasons for this: Full spectrum distillates often have to be diluted because of...

Cannabinoid System

What is the endocannabinoid system? The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system identified in the early 1990s by researchers exploring THC, a well-known cannabinoid. Cannabinoids are compounds found in many plants including must to name a few - Flax, Hops, Hemp, and Cannabis. Experts are still trying to fully understand the ECS. But so...

Vape cartridge guide

Vape Juice Ingredients MCT vs VG and PG The three most used ingredients in vape juice production are Propylene glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and Medium chain triglycerides (MCT). MCT is emerging as the preferred carrier. There are concerns regarding each product because not enough research has been done. There is a belief that vaping…

Use of essential oils in CBD products

Essential oils have their place and play an important role in nutraceutical treatments for just about every condition imaginable. They do, however, pose certain drawbacks, although effective for the conditions that they treat, that make their use less palatable for topical applications. Unless essential oils are used in less than therapeutic quantities to provide subtle…

Isolate vs Full-spectrum

Full Spectrum Oils vs. Isolate Full Spectrum is the term given to the products where the extraction process captures a greater amount of the total plant contents. There are varying stages where some full spectrum products will contain more than the next. For example, a crude extract contains waxes, terpenes, flavonoids and sugars. They also...

Entourage Effects – Pros & Cons

The Entourage Effect Similar to the popular term “full Spectrum” is the “entourage effect”. This is a term given to define why some oils or plants with the same concentration of a favorite cannabinoid can deliver vastly different effects. The entourage is the combinations/interactions of the major cannabinoids with the minor cannabinoids along with terpenes,…

Dosing and Clinical Guidelines

Calculating the Potency of CBD Oil Drops To convert your desired dose in milligrams to milliliters or drops, you need to know the potency of the product that you’ll be using. The potency of CBD oil drops (tinctures) can vary widely and is commonly expressed in terms of milligrams (mg) of CBD per milliliter (ml). Most CBD distillates…

Regulatory Overview

Dynamics of current regulations A message from the founder of BioSmart Research, Inc. – Renee Searle The marketing strategies for CBD and cannabis products have been significantly curtailed by regulatory red-tape and each state’s attempts to capitalize on the tax base that could be generated from the sale of the products.  These issues coupled with a...

Nutraceuticals vs. Pharmaceuticals

Nutraceuticals vs. Pharmaceuticals Why not Both? That is a person decision each person has to make. The decision is based upon effectiveness, cost, and availability. What is right for one person may not be suited to treating another person’s condition. Here are some points that might be considered in evaluating whether or not nutraceuticals are…

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