Is it safe? Is it effective?
Dr. Oz and Dr. Gupta make some good points at the end of the video on the right above. They were stating that they are unsure of all the products showing up in the marketplace in recent months. I am also. That is why I have done a lot of research on the products we carry here at our wellness center. The qualitative and
quantitative testing done on these products meets international GMP standards. These guidelines provide minimum requirements that a manufacturer must meet to assure that their products are consistently high in quality, from batch to batch, for their intended use. The rules that govern each industry may differ significantly; however, the main purpose of GMP is always to prevent harm from occurring to the end user.
As far as the effective part goes, sometimes you have to try the product to know if it works well with your system for its intended use. Research efforts are being made worldwide because of the wide promise of this plant, however, we will have to wait to see the research as it is unveiled. In the meantime, it appears so far that we can try the products that are manufactured in a safe way with little risk of negative side effects. It is best to do your homework on any product you might want to try.
Why would you want to use Hemp Oil or a CBD product?
Hemp oil can refer to a full-spectrum oil from the Cannabis sativaplant or hemp seed oil, which is oil that comes from just the seeds of the hemp plant.
There is very little risk of intoxication from hemp oil as all forms of hemp oil come from food-grain strains of hemp. The authors of a study in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research note that food-grain strains of hemp must contain less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is the compound that causes the so-called "high" of marijuana.
Hemp oil is not the same as cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The production of CBD oil uses the stalks, leaves, and flowers of the hemp plant, which contain a higher concentration of CBD, another potentially beneficial compound in the plant.
Hemp seed oil comes from the small seeds of the Cannabis sativa plant. The seeds do not contain the same levels of compounds as the plant itself, but they still have a rich profile of nutrients, fatty acids, and useful bioactive compounds.
Full-spectrum hemp oil that also contains plant matter may add other effective compounds, which may help with certain health issues, such as inflammation.
We can have inflammation in our bodies that comes directly from a chronic condition that we already have and therefore Hemp Oil can help manage that condition better by decreasing inflammation, and/or it can help reduce inflammation in order to prevent new conditions from manifesting. These products help to stimulate and support our naturally occurring endocannabinoid system.
Here is a link to an article that can tell you more about the many uses of Hemp Oil: Article
Are Hemp and CBD products legal to buy, sell and possess in North Carolina?
The answer is yes, with some stipulations, Hemp and its derivatives and extracts such as CBD may now be commercially produced, distributed and sold for the ﬁrst time, provided the plant and its products contain less than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Because THC is the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the feeling of being “high,” a critical diﬀerence between marijuana and Hemp Oil/CBD products is that the latter will not have the psychoactive effect. In addition, manufacturers are not allowed to put Hemp Oil/CBD products in food and beverages or make any health claims about the products.
The common disclaimer for all natural based supplement products is: These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. This is standard for almost any supplement or vitamin product.
Hemp Oil Complex by Standard Process
This product is a unique formulation of ingredients that combine to provide a 3-in-1
benefit for the whole body supporting the endocannabinoid system, promoting healthy
inflammation and antioxidant activity.
Hemp Oil- from genetically engineered hemp (stalk and seed)
Calamari Oil- certified sustainable, and containing natural omega-3 fatty acids, including
DHA, DPA and EPa.
TrueBroc- a broccoli based product rich in nutrients that support healthy inflammation
and antioxidant activity.
To explore the entire product brochure, please click this link.
What is endocannabinoid system and how does it benefit me?
How do Hemp Oil/CBD products help it to help me?
RestorLabs CBD Lotion and Soaking Salts
I have hand picked these products from this company for several reasons:
1) All the products are GMP certified, they are put through a battery of qualitative and quantitative
testing to make sure they are delivering safe and genuine ingredients in their product.
2) These are independently tested by a 3rd party to guarantee the ingredients
3) These products were first marketed to the endurance athlete community to test their efficacy.
They have been proven so far to be safe and effective for pain reduction, soreness after intense
workouts, inflammation reduction and other benefits that were unexpected.
4) The lotion is very high quality and goes on without being greasy like a lot of other products
that are currently on the market.
5) The salt soaks are a unique and effective delivery system that allow for contrast hydrotherapy
applications in addition to a typical soak in the tub.
6) These products are competitively priced when compared to similar products on the market today.
7) The source of the CBD oil in these products seems to be quite effective for many conditions including:
skin conditions like Psoriasis,Eczema, Acne,Poison Ivy, Sea Lice, and a variety of Rashes.
8) In the pain relief department, these products have helped many conditions such as: Arthritis
Bruises,Tendonitis,Cuts and Scrapes,Burns and blisters,Muscle soreness,Joint soreness,Ingrown toenails
and nails,Plantar Fasciitis.
New Products Spotlight - Hemp Oil/CBD Products
There is a lot of hype and excitement around the potential of hemp oil products these days. There is also a lot of myth and confusion around these products.
Here is a video that can help to educate you on the facts about Hemp Oil and CBD (Cannabidiol) products:
Standard Process SP Detox Program
There are two new options for a 10 day or a 28 day detox program! They have developed the SP Detox Balance product to be a powder that is all inclusive for the program in a delicious new Chai flavor. No need to take extra pills in this cleanse! The other 28 Day Purification cleanse is still available if you liked that one, however, this new one is easier and just as effective if not more so.
Here is a link to the flyer to describe the three phase process: SP Detox Flyer
Here is a video to find out more: SP Detox Video
Here is the link for the complete program guide that includes lots of new recipes: SP Detox Program Guide
This wonderful guide is also available in spiral bound book form for just $5.
Both Kits include a 72 page Program Guide with instructions, a log book
and tons of new recipes and a Blender Bottle like in the pic above!
10 Day Program: $80
28 Day Program: $220
All of our Acupuncturists use Standard Process products and have them available for our patients.
Please contact them if you are interested in thesegreat products.