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      CBD Guide

      Where to Start with CBD

      CBD is a powerful tool that millions of people swear by, but it can be an overwhelming world to enter. With all the potential health benefits, it seems odd that you can find it everywhere from gas stations to grocery stores. Is it all the same, and does it all provide the same benefits? What even ARE the benefits?

      We totally understand being overwhelmed, confused, and just seeking some help in the craziness that is the CBD world, so we're here to help provide some guidance. By the end of this article, you should be able to get started with CBD and start to experiencing it's potential positive effects on your life!

      Different Types of CBD

      You may have seen different titles for CBD while looking into it and wondered what they meant by "full-spectrum", "pure", and whatever other terms you may have come across. Let's start by looking at pure CBD extract.

      Pure CBD

      All CBD products are extracted from the Cannabis Sativa hemp plant. Pure CBD is extracted without THC, plant fats, or any of the terpenes (flavor compounds) that give the plant its various aromas and tastes. CBD isolate should be around 99% pure CBD and nothing else, which gives you a potent, concentrated dose and, in theory, a higher concentration of potential benefits.

      Full-Spectrum CBD

      When a product is called "full-spectrum", it means that everything was extracted from the plant. This includes CBD, CBN, terpenes, plant fats, chlorophyll, and everything else that makes up the chemical structure of the hemp plant. Many people believe that cannabinoids work best in their natural state and complement each other.

      Different methods of taking CBD

      Tinctures, vapes, topical creams - depending on why you're taking CBD, there's a different and potentially better method of taking it.  One note, your CBD product packaging should tell you how many milligrams is in it.  There are many products circulating that say "hemp oil" or "CBD" and do not contain how many milligrams are in them.  Always know how much you're taking.

      CBD Oil

      Originally the most common method of administering CBD extract, oils are still extremely popular. Some people simply administer the dose directly under the tongue and allow it to sit. 

      Topical CBD

      For burns, injuries, and other conditions of the skin, muscles, and joints that you want to treat with CBD, topical applications are a great choice. They consist of potent CBD extract in a soothing, natural balm that sticks where you put it to directly apply the effects of the CBD where you want them.

      Internal vs. Topical

      For the direct benefit to a very specific area, topicals are great, but if you want the full-body health effects of CBD, then taking it internally is the way to go.

      Fully Activated CBD Products (internal)

      At Fully Activated, we offer a broad range of potent, rigorously tested CBD products for you and your family.

      Gelcaps

      For strict dosage, easily ingested and easy-to-store, gel caps are a great way to take CBD internally without the messiness or taste of consuming the oil directly. 

      Vape Juice

      Okay so while this isn't ingested, it's still an internal application for CBD juice and one that many people find fun and appealing. Especially with full-spectrum vape juice, you can get the full flavor of the wonderful terpenes and all the benefits of CBD extract.

      Dog Treats

      Did you know dogs have an endocannabinoid system as well? Our dog treats can provide the same potent CBD benefits you enjoy to your furry friends as well in a delicious, pet-friendly treat!

      Full Spectrum Products (external)

      For burns, tattoo care, injuries, and other problems of the skin and muscles, a topical application of CBD can provide long-lasting benefits.

      Lip Balm

      For the moisturizing and sun-protectant effects of lip balm with the health benefits of CBD, our roller lip balm is your one-stop for healthier lips.

      Topical Salves

      We offer a variety of salves for burns, tattoo recovery, and general skin health. Crafted with honey, mustard oil, chamomile, and other potent herbs, our salves are great for your skin and they feel amazing as well.

      CBD Rollers

      If you're looking for an easy topical that travels well, try out our CBD rollers.  With essential oils like peppermint, lavender, and tea tree, you'll feel and smell wonderful.

      Fully Activated Health

      Whether you've been using CBD for years or you're just starting, trust Fully Activated to get you the potent benefits of CBD from organically grown hemp, finely crafted in small batches. We source the finest ingredients to combine with our CBD extracts, creating a superior product you can trust.

      Come check out our broad line of products and see how CBD products can benefit the life of you, your family, and your pets, too.

      The Evolution of CBD

      The Evolution of CBD

      CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound that’s present in the hemp plant. For years, there has been a stigma surrounding CBD, but as more research is done, that stigma is beginning to dissipate. There's a lot of interest in CBD today, and many scientists feel CBD is worth deeper scrutiny as a medicinal drug. There are several types of CBD that are worth mentioning:

      Full-Spectrum CBD

      Full-spectrum CBD includes additional cannabinoids in its harvesting and production. Besides straight CBD and other cannabinoids, this derivation typically includes "healthy" fats such as omega-3 and omega-6. It may also contain vitamin E, magnesium, phosphorus, iron, zinc, and calcium.. 

      CBD Isolate

      CBD isolate contains fewer components. In fact, it may be up to 100 percent pure CBD. CBD isolate is being researched as potential symptomatic relief for inflammation, swelling, and more. CBD has only recently gained popularity among patients searching for alternative options to prescription drugs such as painkillers or tranquilizers. Its evolution has been short but interesting:

      1998

      British pharmaceutical company, GW Pharmaceuticals, begins medical trials using CBD. This opens the flood doors for scientific study into the use of CBD as a possible help for everything from anxiety to seizures. This would later lead to the creation of Epidiolex, a drug legalized to treat childhood epilepsy. 

      2004

      Charlotte Figi finds relief from hundreds of seizures daily. Her parents believe CBD is the reason. Other desperate parents of children with Dravet Syndrome begin moving to Colorado to use CBD. 

      2013

      Charlotte Figi’s story becomes a televised documentary on CNN, titled Weed, featuring respected doctor Sanjay Gupta. Her story helps spark interest in CBD as a medicinal drug and begins an important conversation on the possibilities offered by the cannabinoid. 

      2018

      President Trump signs the Farm Bill into effect in December. This legalizes the growing, production, and distribution of hemp in America and takes hemp off the list of Schedule 1 Controlled Substances. It also legalizes CBD derived from the hemp plant so long as it contains less than 1% THC and is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. 

      2020

      CBD becomes legal for medicinal purposes in 47 states. As more research takes place, it's plausible to expect regulations regarding CBD to loosen. 

      Epidiolex, the cannabinoid drug manufactured in the UK and used to treat childhood epilepsy, is moved from a Level 1 Controlled Substance to a Level 5 drug. This allows physicians to prescribe the drug without being an official participant in the DEA drug-monitoring program. It also allows for off-brand production of a generic drug. 

      As more becomes known about the possibilities of CBD, scientists become more intrigued. Is it possible that hemp, an herb that's been around for at least 50,000 years, could be an answer to some of America's ailments? CBD is now available for purchase without a prescription to adults across the country for those wishing to explore its capabilities. 

      While we are not medical professionals, and cannot prescribe CBD to anyone, CBD education is at the top of our list of priorities.  If you have questions about our CBD products and testing results, we are happy to share!  

      The Origins of CBD

      The Origins of CBD

      What exactly is CBD?  Where does it come from?  What is it used for?  If you have been wondering about CBD, you're not alone.

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      Can CBD Replace Pharmaceuticals?

      Can CBD Replace Some Pharmaceuticals

      A national January 2019 Consumer Reports survey of more than 4,000 CBD users across the country found that nearly a quarter used CBD to replace OTC drugs such as Tylenol and prescription drugs, including opioids, anti-anxiety medications and sleep aids.

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