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    The Top 3 Ways to Use Fully Activated CBD for Your Body: Topicals, Tinctures, Isolate & More!

    The Top 3 Ways to Use Fully Activated CBD for Your Body: Topicals, Tinctures, Isolate & More!

    Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is one of the most potent chemical components of cannabis. Although being one among many, chances are higher than average that friends or family have heard those three letters at some point. As a result of its widening prevalence, you may find yourself asked some questions by those same people, “What is this stuff? Do I smoke it or what?” When the laughter subsides and the genuine curiously remains, there are some things to consider when approaching consuming CBD.

    One of the very reasons why CBD shows so much promise is that it is inherently non-psychoactive, meaning it won’t get you high. So despite showing efficacy in helping to alleviate things like inflammation, neurodegenerative diseases and chronic pain, you won’t end up with those pesky “debilitating side effects” such as absent mindedness. Please keep in mind while you read this that everyone’s endocannabinoid system in their bodies is different, so efficacy varies person to person. A mitigating factor of the non-psychoactivity of CBD is the placebo effect. Such as someone not experiencing a distinct difference in sensation after taking CBD and their mind cancelling out the beneficial capabilities.   

     

    Topical Use
    One of the inroads for CBD towards alleviating pain is via a topical such as a cream or a salve. Frequently coupled with coconut oil, CBD can be great for the skin and has local pain alleviating abilities.  Particularly for pain dealing with inflammation, such as arthritis, CBD can be quite ameliorating. Typically, without the addition of a specific delivery method past the epidermis, CBD usually does not find its way into the bloodstream of the user.  We have several products you can use topically, like our Full Spectrum Salve, CBD Burn Care SalveTattoo After Care, and more!

     

    Oral ingestion
    Medicinally, oral ingestion of CBD, usually in the form of capsules or as a syringe is one of most viable and common methods of CBD delivery.  Due to the large network of CB2 receptors in your digestive tract, CBD can be quite efficient for overall distribution of the effects. While oral ingestion is a very comfortable way to consume CBD for most people, it should also be known that it usually can take up to 2 hours to kick in when swallowed. Alternatively, sublingual application, which means it is meant to be absorbed under the tongue, typically occurs in as little as 20 minutes with activated CBD oil.  In a small portion of the population, CB2 receptors are flawed, resulting in a measured increase in dosage being necessary for oral ingestion, meaning some may need more than others.  Our CBD tinctures, CBD capsules, and CBD Isolate can be used orally!

    Dabbing Isolate
    If you have access to CBD Isolate, like Fully Activated's Pure Isolate, which is typically 97% or higher in concentration, there are few ways that are more immediate than vaporizing the isolate via an adjustable vape pen or a dab rig. Isolate unfortunately cannot be used like much other hash as a bowl-topper due to the higher temperature needed to be activated. Dabbing CBD involves the CB1 receptors present in your lungs. CBD isolate is commonly said to have a taste similar to cherries when vaporized.

     

     

    Thanks for reading up about just some of the ways in which CBD can be made available to you. Remember to do your research as to the origins of any CBD product that you find and to obey the laws of your particular area.  If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to Fully Activated CBD for more information on our high quality CBD products!

    Oral vs Topical Application of CBD with CBD Roller Balms, Salves, Isolate, Capsules, Tinctures, & more!

    Oral vs Topical Application of CBD with CBD Roller Balms, Salves, Isolate, Capsules, Tinctures, & more!

    Ways to Consume CBD

    There are many ways to consume CBD, or Cannabidiol, a well-known compound in cannabis that may be beneficial in healing a long list of ailments. CBD oil can be administered sublingually, eaten, drank, or applied topically to the skin. Sublingual use requires placing the CBD oil under the tongue for 30-60 seconds to allow the CBD to enter your bloodstream directly through absorption of the mucus membranes. When you swallow CBD, it passes through the digestive system and liver before it enters the bloodstream. Topical CBD typically does not  reach the bloodstream, and instead directly reacts with the cannabinoid receptors on the skin in the area where it is applied.

     

    Orally Consumable CBD

    Tinctures

    There’s evidence to suggest that CBD provides relief from larger issues like cancer related symptoms, anxiety, and depression, but also smaller complications like acne, aches, and pains. Fully Activated Full Spectrum CBD Oil includes a trace amount of THC—(0.3%), which is completely legal, remains non- psychoactive, and provides a full range of cannabinoids and terpenes. The THC may deliver additional pain-relieving benefits along with the CBD. Fully Activated Pure CBD Tincture tests at 99%+ CBD, crafted without THC, and delivers a straight-forward product potentially tackling physical, mental and emotional concerns.

    Tincture might be great for migraines, menstrual cramps, anxiety attacks or something else that needs fast relief and quick attention.

     

    Capsules

    CBD Oil packaged into capsules is another effective way to reap the potentially healing benefits of CBD and THC. Capsules are discreet, fast acting, non-psychoactive, and can be purchased from Fully Activated in a Full Spectrum or Pure CBD form, providing similar relief to CBD tincture. Capsules may be a better idea for ailments that require long term treatment as opposed to immediate pain relief. 

    For example, capsules might work well in preventing high blood pressure. A study where ten healthy men were given 600 mg of CBD oil found that it reduced their resting blood pressure, opposed to a placebo. This study also completed a stress test where blood pressure usually increases, but the CBD oil led participants to experience a smaller increase than the average response to the test.

    This leads the cannabis community to believe that CBD could hypothetically prevent high blood pressure and may help diminish cell death and inflammation related to heart disease. This might be due to its potentially potent antioxidant and stress-reducing characteristics.

     

    CBD Isolate

    Fully Activated CBD produces the powder and slab form of CBD Isolate which can be eaten, put into a capsule, or mixed into food and drinks. Both forms are 99.4% pure and could be perfect for promotion of something like bone health. 

    Research suggests that CBD could hasten the healing of broken bones by increasing the speed of new bone-cell formation. In addition, cannabinoids might help facilitate the cycle of old bone material being replaced by new bone material.

     

    Topical CBD:

    When CBD is applied to the skin, cannabinoids are directly absorbed into the affected area. The CBD is concentrated on that part of the body, which means a faster and more focused onset of effects. Topical CBD could work fantastically for arthritis, muscle soreness, or sports-related injuries.

     

    Salves

    Fully Activated CBD topical products are handmade by using a combination of carefully selected, organic herbs and oils. The Full Spectrum CBD Salve could ease the foot or calf pain of a runner, or simply work as a calming, massage lubricant. Salves can also be used for skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, or scarring.

    Due to CBD’s potentially anti-inflammatory properties, symptoms like dry, itchy, patchy, red and burning skin can diminish quickly with the use of topical CBD.

     

    Roller Balm

    CBD plus other calming ingredients like lavender, shea butter and vitamin E in the Full Spectrum CBD Roller is a perfect applicator for wrists, feet and ankles. Available in lavender, tea tree, and peppermint, this could be a great choice for a runner or yogi. Ease the strain of a long workout by easily applying this soothing balm to your tired joints.

     

    You have a problem? CBD might have an answer!

    Whether you are seeking alternative care for symptoms related to cancer, relief from clinical depression, or liberation from anxiety—migraine, menstrual cramps, or muscle pain assistance, CBD could have an answer for you. With the vast array of available options, CBD can work for the timid, first-timer, the gung-ho enthusiast, or anyone in between. Visit our store to check out a wide range of products for all types of issues and ailments.

    Medical Research on the Effects of CBD for Anxiety

    Medical Research on the Effects of CBD for Anxiety

    You know the feeling. You’re on a deadline at work, or you just received an unexpected bill in the mail, or perhaps your child just went to her first day of school…ever. Your palms are sweaty, you’re short of breath, your chest feels tight and it’s hard to concentrate. This is anxiety, and you’ve felt it before. Sometimes you feel it every day of the week.

     

    Anxiety gets a bad rap, but it’s actually an evolutionary response designed to help us react to threats to our safety, welfare, or environment. Anxiety can motivate us to avoid danger, to perform better, or to approach a difficult situation and resolve it.  It’s when anxiety starts to interfere with our daily activities that it can become problematic. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), characterized by persistent and excessive worry about things such as money, health, family, or work, is just one of many anxiety disorders recognized by the American Psychiatric Association.

     

    Anxiety and anxiety-related disorders affect a huge segment of our population. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 19% of US adults 18 and older experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, and 31% of adults 18 and older have experienced an anxiety disorder at some time in their lives. That’s a lot of folks like you and me! With such a prevalence of anxiety disorders, researchers are constantly looking for the best treatment.

     

    These days, anxiety disorders are often treated with a combination of cognitive therapy and selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). This treatment can be effective, but not everyone responds well to the latter. Side effects of SSRIs include drowsiness, nausea, dry mouth, insomnia, diarrhea, nervousness and dizziness. 

     

    Fortunately, early research shows promising signs that CBD may be an effective alternative treatment for many anxiety disorders. While researchers are not yet certain how CBD works to alleviate anxiety-related symptoms - some theorize that CBD oil may influence receptors in the brain involved in the modulation of serotonin, while others believe that CBD may interact with various ion channels in the brain to produce a therapeutic effect – the studies conducted so far certainly demonstrate a level of effectiveness.

     

    Further research is currently being conducted. In the meantime, CBD has been used for years as a self-treatment for anxiety, from everyday worries to the more worrisome disorders. According to a 2018 survey published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, almost 62 percent of cannabidiol users reported that they used CBD to treat a medical condition, with the top three conditions being pain, anxiety, and depression. The internet is filled with success stories from users of CBD that have not only alleviated anxiety itself, but also other symptoms such as insomnia and pain.

     

    Humans are not the only ones that may benefit from CBD’s potential ability to alleviate anxiety. Dogs also have the receptors that aforementioned research suggests are positively affected by CBD treatments. According to PetMD, a survey published in the Journal of the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association found that 72% of the people surveyed reported using a hemp product for their pet, with 64% reporting that they were certain it helped their pets. Our furry friends are family, and if CBD oil might help alleviate their fear of thunder, why not?

     

    Here at Fully Activated CBD, we’ll continue watching the research as it continues to expound the many beneficial effects of CBD oil as a treatment for anxiety. In 2018, the research really started to pick up, and we are excited to see what 2019 will bring!

    How to Cook Christmas Dinner Using Pure CBD Isolate

    How to Cook Christmas Dinner Using Pure CBD Isolate

    There are so many way to use CBD, from ingesting tinctures and applying CBD salves to using pure CBD isolate in your food.   Many report chronic pain relief when using CBD, so this could be a perfect pairing with rigid joints on this cold holiday!  Want to read more about Pain & CBD?  Read more here!

    This holiday season, we want to offer you some delicious and creative ways to incorporate CBD into your Christmas dinner!  The following recipes include between 5mg-10mg of CBD per serving.  Each person’s tolerance may vary, so if you know that you prefer a higher amount of CBD in your food, please use at your own discretion.  If you want to learn more about Pure CBD Isolate and Full Spectrum Distillate, click here!

    Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your CBD culinary adventure:

     

    APPETIZER

    Roasted Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Dip

    Makes 10 servings ~ approx 10mg CBD per serving

    Ingredients
    • 12 ounces broccoli florets (about 6 cups)
    • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
    • 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    • 100mg of Pure CBD Isolate
    • 2 1/2 cups half-and-half
    • 8 ounces mild Cheddar, shredded (about 2 1/2 cups)
    • 4 ounces Monterey Jack, shredded (about 1 1/2 cups)
    • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 450*F.
    2. Toss broccoli in olive oil with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and pepper.  Spread on baking sheet and roast for 15-20minutes.  It will begin to brown, but will not be mushy.  Place on cutting board and chop coarsely.
    3. Melt butter in saucepan over medium & add onions, cook for 6minutes until soft, then add garlic and cook until soft.
    4. Slowly begin to stair in flour and cook around 4 minutes, until flower has lightly browned.
    5. Stir in half & half and allow to simmer for 10-15 minutes until heavy cream consistency is reached.  Stir occasionally.
    6. Once desired consistency, turn off heat & cheeses and stir until melted.
    7. Add CBD Isolate, broccoli, and mustard and stir.
    8. Pour into serving bowl and chop veggies or add chips around bowl.
    9. Enjoy!

     

    You can add our tasteless pure CBD isolate to just about anything, but one thing to note about cooking with CBD isolate: it’s best to not heat the CBD over 400*F, as it could lose potency and effectiveness.  So, think about foods that require low-heat or that CBD can be added to after baking.  CBD is fat-soluble, so it’s best to add it in to fats, butters, and oils instead of water.  You can add it into a balsamic vinaigrette, or in your Christmas stuffing or dressing.  Dissolve CBD (cannabidiol) isolate in to your olive oil or similar oils and add to whatever main dishes you like!  While there have been no known overdoses from CBD, many would recommend keeping the ratio to between 5mg-10mg per food serving.

    Don't forget about your beverages!  You can add a little CBD isolate powder right into whatever drink you choose.  While it will dissolve best in things like eggnog and coffee with creamer, the sky is the limit with CBD!

     

    DESSERT

    Four Ingredient Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge

    Makes 15 servings (squares) ~ Approx 7mg CBD per square

    Ingredients
    • 1 cup packed dates - Approx 20 dates (pitted // measured after pitted)
    • 1 cup creamy salted peanut butter (or other nut/seed butter) - self-ground is your best bet!
    • 1/2 cup unsweetened cacao powder (or unsweetened cocoa powder)
    • 1/4-1/2 cup melted coconut oil
    • 100mg of Pure CBD Isolate
    • Roasted salted nuts (chopped // optional)
    • Cacao nibs (optional)
    Instructions
    1. After dates are pitted, place in food processor and blend until paste or a ball forms.
    2. Add peanut (or alternative nut) butter and blend.
    3. Add cacao powder & CBD Isolate and blend.
    4. Add 1/4 cup of melted Coconut oil & blend. Small amounts of melted coconut oil can be added while blending to achieve a fudgey paste consistency (no more than 1/2 cup total coconut oil used).
    5. Line a loaf bread pan with parchment paper or wax paper and pour processed mixture into form.  Smooth with the back of the spoon & top with option nuts and cacao.
    6. Place in freezer until firm (approx 20mins-1hr).  Remove, slice, and serve.
    7. Store extra for 1 week covered in refrigerator or 1 month in freezer.  It may be too soft if left unrefrigerated.

     

    Fully Activated offers a wide variety of products like Full Spectrum CBD Salves, Pure CBD Isolate, and Pure CBD Oil for sale.  Fully Activated guarantees the quality of our isolate and distillate and can help you find a product that may work best for you. 

    Fully Activated's CBD Rewards Program Explained

    Fully Activated's CBD Rewards Program Explained

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    We recently launched our reward program that credits your account with points (benefit bucks).  Once you reach enough benefit bucks, you can redeem your bucks for store credit and product discounts.  It's easy!  Start earning benefit bucks today by signing up and sharing Fully Activated with your friends!  Please Note:  YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO EARN AND REDEEM REWARDS THROUGH OUR PROGRAM! 

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