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Is CBD Oil a Sin? What’s the Deal with Hemp?

Is Taking CBD a Sin?

Are you Sinning with CBD?

You've heard from friends: "That's the Devil's Weed, you shouldn't take that!" But you know from other friends and family that #CBD has been shown to be helpful in relieving discomfort with many people. Who do you believe?

Also, what is the reason why Hemp (aka Marijuana to some) gets such a bad reputation. Is it really helpful? Is it really a sin?

The Team at Hemp Oil Rockstar loves helping people learn a bit more - the more you know, the better you can make decisions which may affect your health. hosts videos on CBD and Hemp Oil information plus stocks Great Hemp Oil Extract products for shipping all over in the e-commerce site. When you want to "Buy CBD near me" or find the best review on CBD Oil, simply visit Hemp Oil Rockstar or one of the Carolina Hemp Hut locations for great service And products.

A Super Quick review of Hemp’s History – Plus: The Sin of CBD

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You’re Getting Ripped Off when You Buy CBD?

It's a good idea to get a COA with your CBD purchase. This means the industry is policing itself and you should review the COA.

I Certify that this is Honest to Goodness Good for you!

If these are the words coming from the mouth of any vendor of CBD, or pretty much anything else, you should know that it’s likely a good time to keep moving. Most people ignore the fact that CBD is a botanical substance and it affects people in different magnitudes. Also, let’s not forget that some products are inferior to others.

Here’s a quick list of a few things for you to examine when you’re in the market for Hemp Oil Extract, particularly CBD and related Full Spectrum oils:

  1. Get the COA – The Certificate of Analysis is the starting point for reasonable due diligence when it comes to checking out your product. With CBD Oil and other extracts, they’re often blended with MCT, Olive or another carrier oil for dilution and absorption. But, if you’re not able to know just by examining the oil, how potent it is, you may be getting a horrible oil for a horrible price. The COA as in the example shown below, will detail the level THC/CBD/CBG and other terpenes and cannabinoids as requested by the firm presenting the material for testing. In the example below, you see that the company Hemp Adaptives™ has a 2000mg (60ml) jar with considerably more CBD than advertised (it actually tested at 2048..8mg). Plus, THC is just a very minute amount, but;Learn why Hemp Adaptives is so Popular - Value of CBD
  2. Ask friends – We’re aware that some people will buy anything from anybody. But, it’s often a good idea to ask around before buying some things. Yes, even CBD can have people with strong opinions – either way (for or against). Getting input from others IS helpful – even if others are against it. Be aware that learning from others helps you build a starting point for more research. You’ll hear things like “that stuff was a rip off!” or “it worked like a charm for me – I sleep like a baby now.” Use these as a baseline when you do your own homework.
  3. Do the math – Really. Do the math. David took some time in the winter to do a quick video on determining the strength of your CBD oil. Use this as a guide to calculating how strong the CBD oil you’re taking is. You really want to concentrate on keeping Like items with Like items. For example, MCT oil based Full Spectrum drops labelled 500mg with another brand MCT oil based Full Spectrum also labelled 500mg. You’ll find a HUGE disparity in product pricing per milligram in some products. Are they really that high in variation in quality? More homework is needed.

Where to learn a bit more about Strength of your CBD and Hemp Oil

David and I have been working to keep up with research on just about “anything hemp”. This has led us to create a lot of helpful guides for our customers. One of these is a useful guide to quickly determine whether you’re getting a good value for your money with CBD oil and related Full Spectrum oils.

For a limited time, we will be giving away those guides are the grand opening to our newest Store in North Carolina located in Hillsborough. We’ll be announcing the grand opening as we get closer to our big day and the crews get closer to finishing the updating to the shop.

But, you can always refer to earlier videos for a bit of help.

It's a good idea to get a COA with your CBD purchase. This means the industry is policing itself and you should review the COA.
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Is Your Dog Anxious?

Dosing CBD for Your Pet (Dog) can be easier than you expected

Your Dog may be Anxious

There are a number of well established studies and research evidence (as well as numerous anecdotal accounts) which suggest that your family pet would benefit in various ways with the administration of CBD (cannabidiol) in their diet. From our own experimentation, however unscientific, we've discovered that our elderly shih tzu has become more energetic and able to run more (she has been diagnosed with joint issues) since she's been taking small doses from a 250mg bottle of Pet-specific Full Spectrum Cannabinoids from North Carolina hemp oil extract company, Root Science.

We also know that dogs don't lie to us about their health in the same way that humans may. There's a term often applied "placebo effect". When we administer doses of Hemp Oil Extract to our treasured pups, we see them respond positively in just a matter of hours or sooner (as we have discovered on July 4, Independence Day).

If you have a nervous pet who doesn't stay calm during thunderstorms or other loud events, consider trying CBD or a Full Spectrum Hemp Oil Extract. If you try one of the great offerings we have or another, and you find that your pet responds positively to the treatment, please consider leaving a comment on our site. We'd love to know more about our customers and readers and their successes.

We found a great reference to underscore the information we have included in this article. If you have any pets, it's a good idea to do moderate research into methods which you may employ to help improve their health. We also provide calculators and other information on dogs in various articles we've published before.

Dosing CBD for Your Pet (Dog) can be easier than you expected
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Sometimes, it’s just easier to let others talk about CBD

CBD Is natural not man made, don't let FDA take it over for pharma

Some of the most important benefits of cannabis oil include its ability to reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep quality, increase appetite and optimize digestion, reduce pain, prevent certain types of cancers, strengthen heart health and protect the skin.

CBD and Cannabinoids are becoming far more popular as the medical community coupled with skilled researchers are finding more plausible ways to employ cannabinoids to aid human (and animal) health. Although some uses of CBD have still been unproven as far as even cursory effectiveness - other applications of Cannabinoids have shown significant positive impact on health.

From time to time, we uncover third party information on CBD and other components of the hemp oil extracts which we will share with our readers. Please feel free to share this article in social media and in other locations (like email to your friends who don't believe that hemp has any health benefits!).

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The Beat Goes on: Another of the Same Scam – Beware!

Don't buy from dishonest internet scams. Buy from quality vendors of CBD

ProCanna is not a GOOD Value. NOT AT ALL

I broke down some of the scam-oriented brands in earlier videos. Hemp Oil Extracts can easily get the attention of unsuspecting shoppers because there's a rising interest in Cannabidiol (CBD) and other Hemp Oil Extract products. With the recent passage of the Farm Bill, there is an increase in interest in all things cannabis, especially CBD and related compounds.

At Hemp Oil Rockstar, we scour the internet for products and perform research on many items in hopes of cataloging a nice spectrum of products which may prove to be good choices of consumers. We compare prices, Certificates of Analysis, consumer surveys and more to help assess what products are better than average for consumers of Hemp Oil extract products. In this effort, we often uncover products such as those from less reputable firms.

These firms tend to be 1) Operating out of a UPS Store or PO Box, 2) Not ever in a Bricks and Mortar (real) store, and 3) unable to provide detailed COAs (the analysis) of their products. This often suggests that they may be importing inferior products to sell to the masses in devious ways just to secure a profit. It's a lot like the old "snake oil" salesmen of the past. They're not rolling into town in loaded down wagons and shilling for their nasty oils - they may actually have CBD in them. But, the cost is exorbitant.

In a previous video, I covered a bit about the milligrams of CBD in hemp oil extracts. CBD, being the main cannabinoid, should be prevalent in all of the analysis documents you get with any hemp oil. It should be clear as to the content of CBD and  hopefully other cannabinoids - but this is less likely to see. However, Full or Broad spectrum tends to be the best pair of choices for most consumers from a health perspective. Just to point out a key factor: If you're in transportation or law enforcement or similar, you Don't want a full spectrum as they WILL have trace amounts of THC which may cause you to "pop" in a drug test. This is true even though the legal limit for THC in these CBD products is under .3% of THC.

The video here covers a recent discovery of another from the long list of products produced by the makers of Brighten, Star and many others. This one is called "ProCanna" and they're using a nasty trial technique to separate you from your hard-earned cash. If you have money to burn and don't mind risking the questionable sourcing of their hemp oil extracts, then go for it - you can find them on the internet and NOT in stores (they have no physical stores like Carolina Hemp Huts or other hemp product stores).

Don’t Get CBD-Scammed!

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Fibromyalgia may be Related to Endocannabinoid Deficiency

On December 1, 2003, Ethan B. Russo, a Senior Medical Advisor at GW Pharmaceuticals submitted a study entitled "Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD): Can this Concept Explain Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis in Migraine, Fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and other Treatment-Resistant Conditions?" This study examines the concept of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD).

The study reported investigation into the prospect that endocannabinoid deficiency could underlie the pathophysiology of migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and other functional conditions alleviated by clinical cannabis.

With consideration of the issues of migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and other functional conditions many laypersons have already discovered the benefits of taking CBD Oil/Hemp Oil (with CBD and other cannabinoids). While it is not the purpose of this post to detail the linkage between hemp oil and the endocannabinoid system health, we do hope people educate themselves into the possibilities associated with the LEGAL uses of Industrial Hemp and its products such as CBD Oils and Tinctures as sold by stores such as the Carolina Hemp Hut and Hemp Oil Rockstar.

Since women are affected more by Fibromyalgia more than men, it's understandable that more women undertaking a CBD-enriched regimen have encountered improvements in their overall health and a reduction in symptoms associated with the Fibromyalgia. Further, it has been revealed that some of the women studies have become asymptomatic after their endocannabinoid system has been boosted with supplements of CBD and other cannabinoids.

Patients who are prescribed Lyrica, Cymbalta and Savella in addition to other related drugs may face the possibility of side effects as indicated by the FDA requirements of the Pharmaceutical companies. There are still more studies into the usage of CBD for nervous system conditions and the possible associated side effects of cannabinidiol. As of this publication, the list if adverse reactions to CBD is very short and none appear to be life-threatening as those may be for the Pharmaceutical company products.

We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system has two major types of cannabinoid receptors: CB1 receptors (primarily found in the brain) and CB2 receptors (primarily found in the immune system) are involved in a variety of physiological processes. The ECS helps regulate functions such as: sleep, immune-system responses, pain, inflammation, mood, and memory and is key in maintaining homeostasis (balance).

Cannabinoids are produced naturally within our bodies, however, when our ECS is under-active and/or you are not receiving sufficient cannabinoids, it predisposes you to a host of symptoms. For thousands of years, humans and animals consumed plants rich in cannabinoids but the eradication of all hemp related plants, by our government, has caused a deficiency of cannabinoids in our diet. Therefore, what little cannabinoids our bodies produce, may not be enough to maintain homeostasis.

Thankfully, many states have farm bills that have now allowed farmers to grow hemp plants and we are now witnessing a new era of health and wellness with the use of hemp extracts.

"Cannabinoids have similarly demonstrated the ability to block spinal, peripheral and gastrointestinal mechanisms that promote pain in headache, fibromyalgia, IBS and related disorders. The past and potential clinical utility of cannabis-based medicines in their treatment is discussed, as are further suggestions for experimental investigation of CECD via CSF examination and neuro-imaging. Migraine, fibromyalgia, IBS and related conditions display common clinical, biochemical and pathophysiological patterns that suggest an underlying clinical endocannabinoid deficiency that may be suitably treated with cannabinoid medicines."

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Cannabinoids as tools to alleviate neuropathic pain

CBD and Neuropathy

Neuropathic pain is a debilitating form of chronic pain resulting from nerve injury, disease states, or toxic insults. It has been proposed by many that CBD (Cannibidiol) and it's related Cannibinoids assist in reducing the pain perceived.

Clinical studies largely affirm that neuropathic pain patients derive benefits from cannabinoid treatment.

Currently, most medications for this condition exist in the form of pain relievers; in these cases, it may be over the counter drugs such as anti-inflammatories, which can be used to relieve mild symptoms. As the level of pain relief needed was increased, so is the dosing for higher strength drugs, since as opioids.

We found others who have also reported on Neuropathy.

This information provides even more detail.

Neurons and CB1 Receptors targeted by CBD and Hemp Oil

I'm not a Doctor, but I play one on TV

Actually, I'm not even playing a Doctor. This is why we tend to provide information from doctors and researchers along with the results of studies they've published. We're more of messengers for CBD and Hemp Oil.

It's astounding how many people will take CBD and Hemp Oil to "try and see" then are able to report that one or more positive results were apparent. While these testimonials which are sent to Hemp Oil Rockstar aren't considered scientific fact, it's refreshing to know that many people perceive CBD as being useful to improve health. Even Mayo Clinic discussion boards cover benefits of Cannibidiol and Hemp Oil for things such as neuropathy and localized pain.

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A Great Source for your CBD Medical Info

Anxiety from Public Speaking or Test-Taking can be alleviated with CBD Hemp Oil Buy it

Isn't CBD Oil just Another Form of "Snake Oil"?

It's amazing how many people have been deeply conditioned to believe that all things hemp are illegal and/or bad for you. Our government, for years, stood by the premise that hemp products are not helpful for us and they're not legal. When this set of laws got a "comeuppance" with the last Farm Bill, we saw a steady rise in acceptance of Hemp Extract and related products. Mainly it's due to the very clear understanding of many that CBD does HELP.

It's a good thing to do some basic research and learn that CBD is being studied as a potential "official" treatment for maladies as diverse as schizophrenia, insomnia and cancer. We've heard reports of people with conditions such as autism, PTSD, overall anxiety and others are ALSO successful with the use of CBD and Hemp Oil.

We love highlighting one study associated with PTSD coordinated by Dr. Esther Blessing, an assistant professor at the New York University School of Medicine. She's coordinated a study of CBD as an effective treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and other related illnesses.

One aspect of CBD that has been underscored in a number of studies is that it's not easy to find the "overdose" point with CBD. A general result from taking too much CBD has been general malaise or short term GI distress. But this is typically found only with extreme dosing (greater than 3000mg at a dose for example).

As a handy resource for you and your friends, please consider sharing the handy database for the National Institutes of Health database. With this database, you can find more than 150 of studies involving CBD as a treatment for many different health situations.

You'll be pleased to learn that even our government has proven that CBD and Hemp Oil are effective in helping eliminate discomfort for so many people. Use the recent approval of Epidiolex by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as an oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana. It is also the first FDA approval of a drug for the treatment of patients with Dravet syndrome.

Plus, if you're worried about addiction and related problems, Administration of a therapeutic dose of CBD (750 mg) showed significantly low abuse potential in a highly sensitive population of polydrug users. So far, other studies show little to no addiction among Cannabidiol users.

Hemp Oil offers MANY benefits for everyone

Will CBD Help with Anxiety?

It's acknowledged that Speaking In Public is one of the most common fears behind death and dying. If you were asked to go to the front of an auditorium and present information about a product or service your company is offering, you'd likely feel a wave of nervousness.

This is very common.

You may find that CBD does work and has been shown to help reduce anxiety. This could hold true for things such as:

  • Test Anxiety
  • Deal Negotiations
  • Public Speaking
  • Agoraphobia

As researchers continue their journey to determine the benefits and the drawbacks of compounds such as CBD, we will continue to report on it.

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Your Pets with CBD – Helping Humans

We offer Hemp Oil Extract formulas for pets, dogs and cats will appreciate the CBD doses available in tasty treats

If Drug Companies have their way, you can expect a BUNCH of cures for what ails your pets. Also, expect it to be expensive.

Some of the cures are coming in the form of cannabis drugs. You may have read my earlier post on CBD and your pets. It's a proven fact that CBD has been useful for treating many conditions with Fido and Fluffy. Since the placebo effect isn't factored with your pets, improvement in their respective health situations shows us the favorable use of CBD for pets.

Do you have a pet? Has your pet shown signs of ill health? Arthritis, seizures, and other conditions, as with humans, have afflicted dogs, cats and other animals. The cures from our pharmaceutical companies have helped many of our pets. Further research and testing with CBD and other cannabinoids has shown even more promise for pet cures. But at what cost to consumers?

Pharmaceutical companies are likely to package something natural, such as CBD oil extract (a simple cannabinoid extract from the Hemp plant) along with other (proprietary) chemicals to make a more marketable product. Often, the added chemicals to the CBD are unnecessary for the drug to be effective. But the added chemicals make the drug suitable for patent protection - and added revenue for the drug companies. If you "juice" a natural product, you can charge more for it.

It's great that the discoveries of cures for pets have been leading to helping people. Let's be sure that the natural products remain available for pets and people alike.

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