How CBD Lab Testing Works & Why It’s Important

When customers start shopping for ideal products, they’re often overwhelmed by the enormous amount of products and brands to choose from. While we encourage customers to find CBD products that fit their lifestyle, is one quality that should never be compromised on: third party lab tests. 

Independent, 3rd party tests are the first thing you should look for in any CBD product.

Let’s discuss how testing for CBD products, and why it’s so important to make sure any CBD product you buy has been tested.

How CBD Testing Works: The Process

The process of testing CBD is simple. A brand will send a sample to an independent, 3rd party lab, and that lab will run a test to see all the compounds or impurities that might be in the product. For CBD products, a lab result will show:

  • All cannabinoids and naturally present in the sourced
  • Any impurities present, like heavy metals or pesticides

Most brands have lab results available on their website for easy viewing, while others will have information on where to see lab results on their product packaging. Often, brands may incorporate both to make sure that customers have easy access to lab reports.

What is 3rd Party Testing

Third party testing means that the lab that is testing the CBD products is not affiliated with the brand or the CBD industry in any way. The separation of the lab from the entire CBD industry helps remove any potential conflict of interests, and customers can fully trust the results from the lab.

The Importance of Testing

Third party testing is crucially important to making sure your CBD product is pure and safe. Most countries (including the USA and the UK), don’t regulate the CBD industry, which means there’s no legal consequence for a brand to lie about how pure their product is. 

If your CBD product isn’t pure, you’ll run into issues with trying to get the best results. If there’s simply less CBD in the product than claimed, you’ll run into issues with absorption and the relief you’re looking for. If there’s heavy metals or pesticides present, the product could be a danger to your health, and could even exacerbate the health issues you’re trying to manage.

What Companies Test & Why

  • To confirm purity: This is the primary reason for third party testing. It confirms that there is only hemp-derived materials in the product (or the only ingredients present are the ones advertised). It also confirms the concentration of CBD, which can be helpful for dosing. 
  • To avoid heavy metals and pesticides: The presence of heavy metals and pesticides can be harmful, and it also indicates a fundamental problem in the manufacturing process. 

Lab Testing: What to Look For

There are a lot of different kinds of third party tests a brand may conduct. Depending on what you want to avoid (or what you want to make sure you have), you may want to make sure that a specific brand conducts a specific kind of test:

Liquid Chromatography (or LC)

Liquid chromatography (or high-performance liquid chromatography, shortened to LC or HPLC respectively), is the test that is conducted to show what kinds of cannabinoids are present in a CBD product and what concentrations they have. 

This test is important if you are trying to use certain kinds of cannabinoids (for example, if a brand claims to have an added concentration of a minor , LC will prove that the cannabinoid is present at those higher concentrations). LC will also show which cannabinoids are lacking (which is important if you are buying CBD isolate, which only contains CBD).

Polymerase Chain Reactions (PCR)

Polymerase chain reactions (or PCR) tests are used to make sure there isn’t contamination of bacteria, fungus, or other foreign biological substance. This test won’t tell you anything about what kinds of cannabinoids are present, but it will help to ensure there aren’t any harmful biological contaminants that you should avoid. 

For CBD products, the PCR test makes sure that the hemp was harvested and stored safely (mold can be a significant issue with harvested ).

Mass Spectrometry (MS)

Finally, mass spectrometry, or MS, testing is used to confirm that there are no heavy metals present in your CBD product. Poor manufacturing standards are what most commonly cause heavy metal contamination, and heavy metal poisoning can cause severe health issues. 

Some brands may use MS testing to determine what cannabinoids are present, similar to LC. This is another common use for MS testing, though both LC and MS testing will provide the most accurate cannabinoid profiles.

Who ’t Do it & Why

Since testing is so important, it may be confusing why a brand would skip the testing process. 

  • Testing costs money and is optional: Since the market is unregulated, brands don’t have to test their products. So, if one is interested in trying to make as much money as possible instead of providing a consistently pure, high-quality product, they may skip the testing phase. 
  • New to market: A brand may be brand-new to the market and not yet able to get tests back on their products. This could be an innocent mistake (maybe the brand is still learning how to best safeguard the purity of their product). Regardless, this is not a good reason to skip lab testing.
  • Communication problems: It’s very possible that a brand does conduct third party testing, but they don’t offer the lab results on their site. This is a frequent occurrence, especially for brands that may not rely heavily on online sales. If you come across a brand that looks great, but you can’t find the lab tests, ask! Almost any brand will provide lab results when requested (if they are getting lab tests to begin with).

If you come across a brand that seems suspiciously inexpensive, check to see if they offer third-party lab results. If they don’t, that’s likely why they can offer such cheap prices, and you should choose a more trustworthy brand.

PhenoLife: Third Party Tested with Certificate of Analysis

Our primary focus is to make sure that PhenoLife products are pure, safe, and easy to absorb. That means we take third party testing seriously, and we have performed it on all of our products since our inception. 

Customers can look at our certificate of analysis (or COA) which shows the results of third party lab reports we request. You’ll be able to see:

  • The full cannabinoid profile of our products
  • The concentrations of each cannabinoid present
  • Results showing no biological contamination 
  • Results showing no heavy metal contamination

If you have questions about our COA, the kinds of lab tests we request, or anything regarding the purity of our products, please ask! We’ll make sure that you can confidently buy knowing that PhenoLife is provably pure and safe.

Trick or Treat: The CBD facts (or myths) explained.

In the spirit of Halloween, the experts at PhenoLife want to dive into the tricks or treats of using CBD. The following six statements will either be a treat about CBD (something that is true) or a trick (something that is not true about CBD).

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Gets You High

can be a lot of confusion about how CBD affects you. After all, it comes from (which is famous for getting people high), and many customers are concerned that using CBD will get them unexpectedly or uncomfortably high. 

So, is this a trick or a treat?

CBD Gets Your High: Trick

This is a trick. While CBD is found in cannabis, it is not intoxicating. The compound responsible for the traditional high associated with cannabis is THC, which is a restricted substance in most countries. However, CBD is unrestricted in most countries, largely in part to the fact that it ’t make you high. 

However, just because CBD doesn’t get you high doesn’t mean you won’t feel it. CBD can make you sleep and can affect your mood, and there’s a small percentage of people who won’t tolerate the of CBD well. However, the vast majority of customers that use CBD will avoid some of the uncomfortable side-effects, especially if they start with low, comfortable doses.

TRICK or TREAT: All CBD Products is the Same

The market is full of CBD choices, and while there’s a difference in how you can take CBD, there’s not a difference in the CBD itself, right?

All CBD is the Same: Trick

This is a huge trick. There are enormous differences between CBD products (aside from products being oils, capsules, etc.). First, the kind of CBD used can be . Customers are often surprised (and a bit confused), when they discover that there are three kinds of CBD:

  • Full-spectrum CBD: This is the least processed form of CBD. It contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp, which may help the CBD product be more effective. PhenoLife products use full-spectrum CBD in all of their products. 
  • Broad-spectrum CBD: This form of CBD is slightly more processed. It still contains many of the natural cannabinoids and terpenes found in hemp, with the noticeable lack of THC. Some customers may want to avoid THC, even legal, trace amounts, but also take advantage of the other natural cannabinoids and terpenes present in the hemp.
  • CBD isolate: This is the most processed form of CBD. It contains only CBD (so no other cannabinoids or terpenes).This form of CBD is usually the most expensive, since it requires far more effort to make sure that only CBD is present. 

In addition to the different kinds of CBD, there’s a difference between the same kinds of CBD. Most countries don’t regulate the CBD industry at all, which means companies can lie about what kind of CBD is in their product, how much CBD is in their product, and whether or not there’s something else in their product besides CBD.

This is why you should always make sure that any CBD products you buy are tested by a third-party lab, and that you have access to those results. Third-party testing is a common practice by high-end CBD brands, and it’s the only way you can know for sure what is and is not in your CBD product.

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Helps with

Anxiety can be difficult to manage for many people. Some may have trouble getting access to healthcare to get prescriptions, while others may struggle to handle the side-effects of anti-anxiety medications like Zoloft or Prozac. Even medications for acute anxiety, like Xanax, are hard to use while you need to go about your normal day. 

So, can CBD help with anxiety?

CBD Helps with Anxiety: Treat

Treat! While the research into CBD is still pretty early, the research that we have strongly suggests that CBD can help to manage all kinds of anxiety disorders. A 2015 study suggests that CBD may be able to treat a wide range of anxiety disorders without harmful side-effects. 

Another 2019 showed that 79% of participants reported lower anxiety in the first month of using CBD, and those positive results continued to be reported the months that the study was conducted. If you have anxiety , and you want to stop taking traditional anti-anxiety medications (or you can’t take them or don’t have access to them) CBD could be an option.

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Helps When You’ve Gotten Too High

If you have legal access to THC products, you may have experienced a situation when you’ve gotten “too high.” While this won’t create a medical emergency, it can still be an uncomfortable experience that lasts for hours. 

There’s several purported home remedies (like sucking on a lemon or chewing peppercorns), but several people have begun to say that CBD might be able to help, too. So, can CBD help when you’ve gotten too high?

CBD Helps When You’ve Gotten Too High: Treat

Treat! There’s some early research that suggests CBD can help you from getting too high and can soothe a high that is too . Since THC and CBD interact with your endocannabinoid receptors the same way, if CBD attaches first, it will block THC from attaching, so you won’t get as high or for as long. 

CBD can also help soothe the negative side-effects of THC, especially increasing anxiety or stress. As we’ve already mentioned CBD can help to reduce anxiety, so it can help to level out your high if you begin to feel stressed or panicked. 

Research into how THC and CBD interact is still early, but if you have legal access to THC and accidentally get too high, then CBD might be able to help!

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Can Be Absorbed Through Your Skin

Most people know that you can inhale or ingest CBD to get results, but there are several different kinds of products that are now available on the market.. There are CBD-infused bath bombs, lotions, and even patches, all claiming to be able to deliver CBD into the bloodstream. It’s natural to be skeptical about this claim, so can CBD be absorbed through your skin?

CBD Can Be Absorbed Through the Skin: Treat

Treat! CBD can be absorbed through the skin, but there’s a bit of nuance that customers should be aware of. Topical products, or products like creams that are placed on the skin, will not pass into your bloodstream. They can provide where they are placed (for example, rubbing a CBD lotion on sore muscles), but you won’t get the benefits that you would from inhaling or ingesting. 

However, if you look at transdermal products, the story changes. Transdermal means that a substance passes through the skin into the bloodstream. Transdermal CBD products are usually patches (like the PhenoPatch), and they deliver CBD into your bloodstream like ingesting or inhaling. 

Transdermal CBD products have an enormous advantage in absorption. Since they stay on your skin for hours, and the CBD will completely bypass your digestive system, your body has the time to absorb the vast majority of the CBD present. For example, the PhenoPatch has 80% bioavailability, the highest of PhenoLife’s CBD products. 

CBD can be absorbed through the skin, but if you’re looking to get the same effects as ingesting or inhaling CBD, make sure you get transdermal CBD products, not topical.

TRICK or TREAT: CBD Is Addicting

There’s a lot of people that still don’t know much about CBD or cannabis, which can lead to some confusion about how CBD impacts the body. A common question (or belief) is that CBD is addicting, so let’s take a look! Is CBD addicting?

CBD Is Addicting: Trick!

There is no research to indicate that CBD is addicting. In fact, it’s possible that CBD may help resolve addiction to other harmful substances. Regardless, you can rest assured knowing that CBD is not addictive, nor is there currently evidence of harm due to long-term use.

Conclusion

There’s a lot to learn about CBD, and a lot of easy ways to get confused about what CBD really does. To wrap up some our tricks and treats, we learned that CBD:

  • Doesn’t get you high
  • Exists in several forms and may vary in quality and purity from brand to brand
  • May help to manage anxiety
  • Might help soothe intense highs caused by THC
  • Can be absorbed through the skin via transdermal patches
  • Is not addicting

Choosing the right CBD product from a trustworthy brand is important. If you have questions about how to choose the right CBD product for you, then ask the experts at PhenoLife! We love answering questions from customers and making sure that they get a CBD solution that is a perfect fit for the health challenges they are facing. 

We look forward to hearing from you!

Can CBD Help My Anxiety and Depression?

Cannabidiol () is a natural component gaining interest in recent years. It is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Here are some frequently asked CBD questions addressed by two mental health practitioners who specialize in this field:

What is CBD?

 Is it the same as Cannabis, Hemp, or Marijuana? Cannabidiol is the term for CBD. It’s one of 200 cannabinoids found in marijuana plants.

CBD isn’t psychotropic, and it has a distinct pharmacological profile from other psychoactive cannabinoids. Both marijuana plants and hemp contain CBD.

 Is CBD (and its derivatives) safe to use?

 If a product has gone through sufficient safety , it will be deemed safe. However, due to the increased popularity of CBD products, this is no longer the case. The has sent numerous warning letters to firms marketing unapproved new drugs that purportedly include cannabidiol. When reviewing any CBD product ensure that it has a certificate of analysis which is prepared by an independent laboratory.

The FDA has conducted analyses of some cannabis-derived chemicals to ensure that they meet the agency’s standards, and many were found to fall short. It’s worth noting that the FDA does not authorize these items for use as a diagnostic, cure, mitigation, treatment, or prevention tool for any illness. Consumers be wary of using and purchasing any untested CBD products.

CBD appears to be appearing in a variety of items (shampoos, cosmetics, oils, bath salts, etc.). Most manufacturers are selling various CBD products in the market claiming to have various therapeutic uses.

Is it true that CBD aids when used in products?

There’s no evidence that CBD has any advantages when used with other ingredients. Furthermore, the amount of CBD present in each of these goods is unknown.

CBD Oil for

Is it possible that, when taken continuously over a long time, cannabidiol (CBD) might help with anxiety and depression?

There is some evidence that CBD may be beneficial in treating a variety of medical issues. However, there is considerably less data on the use of CBD to treat depression. There is only pre-clinical evidence for most indications, with a sprinkling of limited clinical evidence.

 CBD’s effectiveness in treating various ailments is consistent with its neuroprotective, antiepileptic, hypoxia-ischemia, anxiolytic, antipsychotic, analgesic, and anti-inflammatory properties of this product.

 There is presently insufficient scientific evidence to suggest that CBD oil is an treatment for depression or anxiety. That does not imply it would not assist, but there haven’t been adequately controlled clinical trials to suggest whether CBD may be used to treat anxiety or depression.

Considerably more is needed to determine if CBD has the potential to be used in treating depression and anxiety.

There are several active clinical trials underway to examine the potential advantages of CBD for a range of diseases, including alcohol use disorder, pain, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other conditions. Most of these studies are being done in the United States, although some other countries throughout the world are involved.

A synthetic form of cannabidiol (CBD) is also under investigation in conjunction with THC (the primary psychoactive component of Cannabis). Sativex, a CBD+THC combination product, is licensed for cancer pain and spasticity in Europe and Asia.

Is CBD legal in the United States?

The FDA authorized GW Pharmaceuticals’ purified CBD extract (Schedule 5 compound) in 2018 as a treatment for Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, two forms of epilepsy. Epidiolex is the brand name of the medication.

Thus it is essential to note that other CBD drugs are not FDA approved for use to manage various medical conditions. When using such products, ensure that you consult your doctor, who will advise you on their effectiveness and risks.

Are there any cost restrictions for CBD?

Only for an FDA-approved drug

Look for scientific evidence to back up any claims, such as controlled trials or proof that a reliable source has assayed the product to verify chemical components. Talk with your doctor. The American Academy of Clinical Assessors (ADAA) offers a free online search engine to locate mental health professionals in the ADAA membership.

What are the Various Forms of CBD?

CBD is available in various forms, including oil, capsules, sprays, and topicals. It can be inhaled or ingested as a tea or food product.

CBD Oils are Available in Different Strengths.

CBD oils are available with a concentration of CBD ranging from 2%-10%. These concentrations may be increased or decreased if you’re using an oil that has been previously used (for example, after it has been taken by someone else). CBD is determined using milligrams (mg) on the bottle, and the label will contain instructions on the recommended daily dose.

CBD Capsules are other forms that are taken orally. These capsules are typically CBD isolates derived from hemp, a plant in the cannabis family.

CBD Topicals may include balms, lotions, salves, and lip balm. They’re typically applied to the skin on areas such as the hands or elbows for localized relief of pain or inflammation.

CBD edibles such as gummies, chocolates, and ice creams are available for those who prefer to enjoy their CBD in a sweet treat. The FDA prohibits adding CBD to alcoholic beverages because it’s an unapproved drug, although the agency has indicated that it will consider allowing for CBD-infused drinks in the future.

CBD vaping-inhaling vaporized CBD oil -is another option. “Vaping is less harmful than because you don’t have the by-products of combustion.

Conclusion

CBD oil is a top-rated product due to its medical claims. Many people have used CBD oil to cure health problems that affect the body differently. One needs to know all about CBD oil before using it, just like everyone should know, and everything about any product they intend to take.

Ensure that you consult your doctor before taking any CBD oil for anxiety or CBD oil for depression. The legal status of CBD oil may vary depending on how its produced, where it’s made, and the components in it. It is important to note that more research is required to back up the medical claims of CBD.

The ins and outs of smoking CBD

Smoking weed is a habit that’s been around for centuries. And while it might not be as harmful as cigarettes, it still has its downsides. For one, smoking weed can increase your risk of developing cancer. And when you’re smoking , you might also be at an increased risk of developing AIDS and other chronic illnesses. So if you decide to start smoking CBD oil, it’s essential to know the ins and outs of vaping it instead.

Smoking CBD oil is different from smoking tobacco because it doesn’t contain nicotine. So if you’re a smoker, you won’t be at risk of developing an addiction to cannabis. And if you’re a vaper instead, you don’t have to worry about inhaling smoke or burning your lungs.

Also, CBD oil has a much lower concentration of THC than most other forms of marijuana. So if you want to vape it instead of smoke it, there are no adverse side effects on your .

As far as the effects on your body are concerned, oil is considered relatively harmless. It can help with pain management and anxiety disorders, and . However, no studies have been conducted on the long-term effects of vaping CBD oil, so we can’t say for sure whether or not it will cause any permanent damage to your body.

The difference between smoking CBD and THC

If you’re wondering why smoking CBD oil might be a better option for you than smoking marijuana, it’s because there are two types of cannabinoids found in cannabis. THC is the primary psychoactive compound that gets you high, and CBD is simply the cannabinoid that helps with pain management and of anxiety disorders.

While THC is extracted from the cannabis plant, CBD is not. So if you’re planning on vaping CBD oil, it’s essential to know that it won’t contain any of the psychoactive compounds found in marijuana. So even though vaping CBD oil might seem like a safer alternative to smoking weed, it still has some risks with it.

When vaping CBD oil, you can expect to experience its effects within minutes after inhaling it. And when those effects wear off, they tend to last for hours or even days. While this might not be ideal for some people who want a more immediate high or relief from pain, it’s the best way to treat your medical marijuana prescription with ease.

Why does the CBD consumption method matter?

When taking CBD, it’s necessary to consume pure, organic, and full-spectrum stuff instead of any mixture of marijuana with synthetic concentrates in it. If you take purified CBD isolate in its natural form instead of CBD isolate, you’ll notice a change when the smoke from the THC from marijuana is stripped away from the THC from oil; Conversely, when you use CBD concentrate, even with pot, plant matter has been added to it ostensibly. Its quality will be degraded by dilution, and density great has diminished so much that its adverse effects can end up back where they started spending time.

The benefits of smoking CBD oil

Naturally, the thing with recreational smoking marijuana is that you can consume it whenever or wherever you want and the way to. Tossing a vape pipe attracts less attention and doesn’t pollute your lungs with pot smoke. It also has the side benefit of hiding your scent if it smells like pot-something that happens more frequently on hot summer days. However, we should also understand that when you take cannabis, even genetically modified CBD oil, anything will work as long as it has appropriate levels of THC.

The side effects of smoking CBD

Taking a cannabis distillate in any form may contain cannabinoid components and herbs. It often does not interfere with the effects you expect from cannabis. After all, people can eat Paleo, but if they grow wheat in an equal area of their crops and then put pesticides on it-it’s done. They love to sow weed without knowing that weed is a genetically modified crop that has gotten common with the help of investment money from big corporations. When someone smokes marijuana, they will be nicotine that they get captured by sensation to help them manage with pain that CBD oil will trigger and distribute them temporarily into part of activities you perform until the effect drains entirely.

Hemp flower vs. high-CBD flower

One of the factors that may change the strain you want to try is the flower. To maximize CBD content and reduce THC, evapotranspiration has been doing what its name implies. Yet examining it is good information because “you can not feel its effects after they take effect,” It’s very subjective what people feel subconsciously. We are ready with online coupons, so scroll down and get yours today. The best way to figure out what’s average these days is to know. This strain will cause you to feel good, and it won’t get you high.

They do get wicked stoned because there are many strains with varying anti-depressants, anxiolytic and pain-relieving methods. CBD receptors expend when somebody diagnoses addiction only before they go onto chronic treatment with drug rehab or counseling. Pharmaceutical companies treat this problem by replacing synthetic cannabidiol drugs such as THC-A that are caused to experience contact with the endocannabinoid system. To find links that are put in your body from this CBD oil-like stuff you get, you will try to control it initially through diet and other means like nutrition supplements.

How does smoking CBD feel?

They may not cure the cough, but smoking CBD feels good. It doesn’t get you high because there is no THC conversion to mind-altering or psychoactive compounds in CBD. You will smoke it and not feel ill-physically and mentally. Many people disagree that it has a calming effect on the mind, and there are several medical conditions for which medical marijuana can be prescribed and treated successfully.

Conclusion:

Many strains on the market contain high CBD and low THC and can help you treat ailments such as chronic inflammation syndrome, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and more. The dietary supplements that contain CBD are reasonably wide-ranging because they don’t determine hot or cold. However, consuming more of these oils is recommended to control your pain levels once the pain needs to be distressing. An interesting cannabinoid has not been examined at all scientifically so far.

Is Your CBD Isolate, Broad Spectrum or Full Spectrum?

When it comes to the wonderful world of CBD, it can sound like are talking a foreign language altogether. Words like cannabidiol, full-spectrum extract and CBD isolate mean a lot to some people while they mean little to others. However, for those entering the world of CBD for its numerous therapeutic qualities, is some vital terminology to get one’s head around

CBD stands for cannabidiol – an active compound in cannabis and associated with therapeutic applications for a variety of conditions and ailments. Unlike its big brother THC – which is the compound that gives the psychoactive or “heady” effects associated with conventional cannabis, CBD is non-psychoactive, non-toxic and non-addictive. CBD also comes in a variety of different forms and delivery methods, depending on the reasons for its use, and is distinctly split into three main categories: Broad-spectrum, Full-spectrum, and Isolate. These three common forms of the CBD compound differ in effect and are used to make various CBD products including CBD oils, tinctures, vape liquids, and creams. 

Full-Spectrum CBD

Full-spectrum CBD is the most popular extract for those wanting a well-rounded and full-bodied CBD experience. This is due to full-spectrum CBD containing other naturally occurring compounds from the plant, such as terpenes, essential oils, and other minor cannabinoids. Those who opt for full-spectrum CBD do so as they benefit from what’s called the “entourage effect.” This refers to the intricate and symbiotic relationship between the various elements of the cannabis and hemp plants and how they influence the endocannabinoid system () present in all humans. Researchers from the Lautenberg Center for General Tumor Immunology in Jerusalem, for example, found that test subjects who were given full-spectrum CBD under laboratory conditions enjoyed “higher levels of relief, compared to subjects administered with CBD isolate.” The same also found that full-spectrum CBD offered stronger effects the higher the dosage.

Broad-Spectrum CBD

Broad-spectrum CBD comes somewhere in between full-spectrum and CBD isolate. The main difference here is that broad-spectrum CBD contains CBD, essential oils, terpenes, and other minor cannabinoids but has the THC removed. While full-spectrum CBD usually has low levels of THC (and other compounds such as THCA and THCV) for those wanting to ensure they don’t ingest THC at all, broad-spectrum is a good option. As mentioned already, THC is the main psychoactive compound in the plant and will also show up in a blood or urine test for drugs, which can present some people with issues. Athletes, those who work in law enforcement and others who get tested regularly for illegal substances will opt for broad-spectrum CBD (or CBD isolate) in order to avoid any problems. Broad-spectrum CBD users benefit less from the entourage effect than those who use full-spectrum CBD but in many cases, the difference in effects is minimal due to the mix of other cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD Isolate

CBD isolate is the purest form of the compound and is made by extracting just the CBD in the plant and isolating it. All of the other minor cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids are removed and only the CBD remains. CBD isolate always comes from hemp plants and not from cannabis, as it’s easier to extract and isolate just the CBD when it comes from hemp. CBD isolate is great for people who need potent doses of CBD and for those who are sensitive to THC. Those working in law enforcement and civil servants who get drug tested regularly will also usually favor CBD isolate over other CBD options as it won’t show up in . Isolate is also mainly the preferred choice for those new to CBD as well as those who want to stay on the side of the law. It’s also a good idea to experiment with pure CBD isolate against broad or full-spectrum CBD to see what works best for you.

Choosing CBD

While some people want some THC in the mix, others prefer pure CBD for their ailment or condition. At the same time, there are those who want to benefit from the full spectrum of cannabinoids in their oil tincture or vape liquid. For now, clinical studies on the differences between full-spectrum, broad-spectrum and CBD isolate are very thin on the ground and science is currently unclear the many subtle nuances between cannabinoids. PhenoPen is a great choice for those wanting potent and instant relief from things like , pain, and insomnia. PhenoPen contains a proprietary blend of highly concentrated CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes, and is full-spectrum but contains THC less than 0.2%. Moreover, PhenoPen contains only pure 100% as the carrier liquid and no PG, VG or MCT oils.

For more information about the PhenoPen Starter Kit, visit: https://phenopen.com/time-to-start/

CBD For Anxiety: Is Inhaling The Best Delivery Method?

For anxiety , life’s no picnic. When the and daunted feelings set in, it’s almost impossible for those people to continue with their day in a meaningful or pleasant way. That’s why for anxiety is an increasingly popular solution. 

A visit to the doctor when this anxiety rears its head will usually result in some form of tranquilizer or mood stabilizer. While these medications work well for some people, they are addictive, toxic in high doses and can bring some nasty side effects. That’s why so many people are turning to alternative solutions for treating their anxiety, and CBD is one such solution.

The hemp plant is known to contain a variety of active compounds and chemicals that have been used medicinally across many cultures for millennia. These compounds, of which CBD is one, work in tandem with the endocannabinoid system inside humans to bring the body to a state of homeostasis or “perfect balance.”

When systems like the ECS are out of whack this can lead to anxiety as well as restlessness, lack of appetite and insomnia, among numerous other issues. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 264 million people globally live with anxiety regularly. For anxious people, even just an unexpected phone call can lead to a attack. CBD can be introduced rapidly into the system to deal with anxiety when it enters the blood system via the lungs.

Types of CBD

CBD comes in many different shapes and sizes, so to speak. CBD oil tinctures are taken orally or sublingually. CBD softgels and capsules are ingested. While CBD vape juice (E-liquid) is an excellent choice for people needing fast-acting and potent relief from conditions like anxiety. There are also different types of CBD which offer various effects depending on several factors. is 100% pure CBD with no additives. Full-spectrum CBD is CBD along with other cannabinoids including THC (which could be above the legal 0.3% mark but usually in low amounts) and terpenes. Broad-spectrum CBD is the same as Full-Spectrum CBD, although the THC level is less than 0.3% guaranteed.

The Best CBD for Anxiety

Many people want to control or at least manage their anxiety safely and naturally. If their doctor offered them that option, in many cases, they would take it. However, hemp (and therefore CBD) has been prohibited across most parts of the world since the 1930s and therefore has a stigma attached to it. That stigma mainly surrounds THC, the compound in cannabis that makes you “high or stoned,” and not to CBD. CBD stands for cannabidiol and is known to be a non-psychoactive compound which has therapeutic and even medicinal value for humans (and animals for that matter).

The issue with orally administered CBD, such as CBD edibles or CBD oil, is that it takes up to two hours for the full effects to be felt. This is mainly due to the long and arduous journey the compound needs to take through the stomach and digestive system before it enters the bloodstream. When you vaporize CBD in a device like the , the active compounds and natural terpenes enter the bloodstream instantly via the lungs. The full effects also peak after just a few minutes and are well-rounded and long-lasting, if taken in the right amount and concentration.

What Makes PhenoPen Different?

Many CBD products on the market look attractive and are sold in well-branded packaging. However, when you take a closer look at the CBD concentration in the bottle, it’s often low. For example, a standard bottle of premium CBD contains around 150mg of CBD and other cannabinoids and terpenes. But that’s contained in 30ml of E-liquid. That means you would need to vaporize the whole bottle to get 150mg of CBD into your system. The PhenoPen, on the other hand, contains the same 150mg of CBD and terpenes but it’s contained inside a 0.5ml capsule. You can do the math for yourself, suffice it to say that the effects from the PhenoPen, especially when it comes to anxiety, are second-to-none and superior to many other vaping systems.

The PhenoPen offers real relief from real symptoms for many people around the world. The device itself is sleek and robust and is the perfect vape pen for beginners or those new to vaping. PhenoPen is also portable and fits neatly into a shirt pocket or handbag. PhenoPen is also one of the most cost-effective ways to vape CBD due to the unusually high CBD and terpene concentration in each cartridge. When you consider that each PhenoPen cartridge contains the equivalent of roughly 1 ounce (28 grams) of CBD flowers, the device is also a no-brainer when it comes to vaping great quality CBD economically.

You can find more information about PhenoPen’s proprietary CBD at www.phenopen.com.

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