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Happy Thanksgiving from Fully Activated CBD

Happy Thanksgiving from Fully Activated CBD!
At Fully Activated, we’re all about family, quality time, health, and our pets.  We are wishing you a day full of gratitude & delicious food surrounded by your loved ones. 
We’re so grateful for your support and love that we want to extend an offering of 15% off this weekend for all of our ISOLATE, SALVES (tattoo care, burn care & full spectrum), & PURE CBD TINCTURES with the code ‘BLACKFRIDAY’. 
If you’re not sure about where to start with your CBD regiment, check out our introductory post about CBD.  You have lots of options when choosing a CBD brand you can trust, and we could not be more thankful today for everyone who has shared our products over the years, we truly could not do what we love every day without your help.  We aim to support you in your health goals with our wide variety of full spectrum and CBD-only products like tinctures, salves, balms, capsules, and isolate.  They have been known to support the body as an anti-inflammatory, ease the digestive and nervous system, and can relieve chronic pain.
Not sure whether you’re looking for full spectrum products or CBD-only products?  Read our recap on the differences between full spectrum CBD distillate and 99%+ pure CBD isolate and decide which might be best for you!  
Happy Thanksgiving!

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How To Choose Your CBD

With the growing market of CBD, sometimes it’s hard to know exactly what you’re getting and how to choose.  Since the industry is relatively new, there has not been many standards set for quality control.  Labels can lack information, or maybe you don’t even know what the given information means. 
 
Here are a three questions to ask to help you choose high-quality CBD products:
 
Where & How Was It Grown?
The quality of the plants used for CBD can have a direct impact on the quality of the CBD.  The hemp plant, like many other plants, can absorb toxins from the ground it is grown in, so quality control begins in the soil.  Some toxins are used for fertilizer and bug prevention, and are sprayed on the plant.  Many industrial hemp farms are overseas, which means there are different standards for soil and air quality, which can ultimately effect the final product.  Finding a naturally-grown and organic source of hemp can increase the purity of the CBD that is extracted.  A toxin-free plant can help keep the CBD toxin-free!  Our hemp plants are all naturally grown in Colorado.
 
What Kind of Plant Did It Come From?
There is a difference in concentration of CBD in various hemp plants.  While industrial hemp can be used for textiles like plastics and cloth, typically these plants are not very high in CBD.  High quality CBD is harvested from plants with a high CBD count and low THC count.  The US requires all products sold as CBD to have less than .3% THC concentration.  There are specific strains that are notably high in CBD and low in THC, just like the plants we help cultivate for our CBD products.
 
What’s the Purity of Your CBD Isolate?
Most “pure” CBD products are made from CBD Isolate or Full Spectrum CBD Distillate.  To learn more about the differences, read our article on Isolate v Distillate.  With quality CBD products, you can typically ask for the test results that show the quality of the CBD used.  For example, Fully Activated CBD offers 99.6% pure CBD isolate, and uses it in all pure CBD products.  You can see our test results here!  We use this isolate in our Pure CBD Tinctures and Pure CBD Capsules.  Extraction of CBD can also play a role in quality control.  Make sure you choose naturally extracted CBD for the highest quality!
 
At Fully Activated, we guarantee a high-quality product every time you order.  We have hand-selected high-quality, high-CBD hemp plants that are grown naturally with organic processes.    Our CBD is regularly tested to maintain the high percentages of CBD in our crop and products.  Our CBD products are made in small-batches to ensure the quality of each shipment, from salves to tinctures to isolate.  If you have questions, take a look around our website to learn more!

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Is CBD for You?

What About CBD?
CBD (or cannabidiol) is a compound known as a cannabinoid and is most abundantly found in hemp plants.  There are 100+ cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, and CBD currently offers the most promising as a natural pain reliever as some research studies have shown.  The human body has its own endocannabinoid system and produces some endocannabinoids of its own.  The endocannabinoid system can help regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.  Animals, like our pets, also have endocannabinoid systems.  CBD is non-psychoactive and can provide great benefits for humans and animals alike. 
 
 
Will CBD Get Me High?
Not to be confused with THC, CBD will not give you the “high” feeling that marijuana will.  CBD is extracted from industrial hemp, not a marijuana plant.  The plants are closely related, but offer entirely different crops.  Industrial hemp is required by law to be <.03% THC or the crop is destroyed.  THC (tetrahydracannabinol).
 
 
Why Would I Try It?
CBD can be used as a successful pain blocker, reducing the amount of pain a person feels and could reduce inflammation of the nervous system, potentially alleviating symptoms of immune system responses, insomnia, or pain.  It’s important to know that not all CBD is created equal.  Since there is no current regulation standard on quality and efficiency, it can be hard to know the difference.  Our plants are high quality, naturally-grown hemp that have been strategically crossed to offer high concentrations of CBD while maintaining the <.03% concentration of THC.
 
 
What Are My Options?
There are several ways to use CBD and everyone can respond differently.  For some with arthritis or skin issues, topical full spectrum CBD salves can be enough to help alleviate some pain and stiffness.  For others, internal usage of high dosage full spectrum CBD or pure CBD only tincture could offer the most relief for chronic pain or systemic inflammation.  CBD isolate is also a great way to intake CBD.  Isolate can be used in a number of ways from topically, internally, or smokable with things like vape juice. 
 
At Fully Activated, we guarantee natural high-quality CBD products.  We make our products in small batches to ensure the integrity of the product.  Try some for yourself today!

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CBD Success Stories

We created this company to offer tools to help support your health and, without you, we wouldn’t be where we are today.  Our passion for creating high quality CBD products is fed by the stories and feedback we’ve received from our customers over the years.  We’ve witnessed life-changing stories about decreased epileptic episodes and improvements with pet separation anxiety.  Many have reported quick pain relief from our Full Spectrum CBD salve and long lasting migraine reduction from our CBD Isolate, among a variety of other ailments supported by our pure CBD and full spectrum CBD tinctures and vape juice.  We are always listening and love supporting our clients with all the information needed to feel comfortable using any of our products.  
We can talk to you all day about our products and how they may be beneficial to your wellbeing, but we would rather let you read these success stories for yourself.
On CBD Isolate, Full Spectrum CBD Salve, & Full Spectrum Lip & Body Balm for Sleep, Inflammation, & Sore Muscles:

“I recently discovered this company and I am so glad I did! I’ve had previous experience using some high CBD cannabis, but I always wanted to try the isolated form without any psychoactive effects. My main reasons for using CBD are to help with sleep issues and also decrease inflammation in my muscles and joints from following a pretty demanding exercise routine.
I tried their CBD Isolate both in the “slab” form and pure powdered crystal form, as well as the Full Spectrum Salve (this stuff is amazing!) and their Full Spectrum CBD Lip & Body Balm.
Both the “slab” form and powdered CBD isolate have completely resolved my sleep issues. They both provide a very nice calming effect that relaxes all the muscles and mind. There are some scientific studies that suggest CBD helps lengthen deep sleep and I definitely notice a huge difference in my sleep lately. It’s been years since I’ve slept well consistently, and I am incredibly grateful to have finally found something that works without the negative side effects that come with prescription sleep medications. Even when I take breaks some nights, I am still sleeping well. Just an FYI, the “slab” form of the CBD isolate is best used if you plan on vaporizing and inhaling. I would make sure you have a milligram scale so you can accurately measure out an appropriate amount, because you don’t need to use a lot! The most efficient way for the body to absorb CBD is through vaporization. The second best way to take CBD is via sublingual administration (under the tongue). I used the CBD isolate powder to make my own tincture by mixing it with some MCT oil.
The Lip & Body Balm and the Fully Spectrum Salve are both very well made topical products. I have been doing a lot of long distance running this summer. When I get sore muscles and knees after my long runs I spread them around my knees and on my calf and thigh muscles. I noticed that there was a definite decrease in muscle and knee soreness after using these and I felt stronger when I was running after using them because of the quicker recovery time. My training peaked at a few 18 mile runs, which really takes its toll on the body and these products helped immensely. The Full Spectrum Salve has a more creamy texture that spreads on easily, while the Lip & Body Balm is a little thicker in an easy to carry stick form, that’s great for taking with you when you’re on the go. They both have pleasant, but not overpowering calendula smell.
Overall, Fully Activated has the best prices around without sacrificing quality. Everything is well packaged and their balms and salves have excellent natural ingredients. If you’ve never tried their products or our new to CBD, definitely give them a try!” – J.D. (Google Reviews)

On Full Spectrum CBD Tincture & Full Spectrum Salve for Chronic Pain and Trigeminal Neuralgia:
“I purchased the starter kit I believe Monday night, and it arrived Saturday morning. Keep in mind I’m 1,700 miles away give or take, so that was great in itself. Before it arrived, I was chatting with the page to learn more, and they are so informative and helpful. I purchased upon recommendation from someone my husband knows to help with my Trigeminal Neuralgia. I just used the Full Spectrum Tincture for the first time, so I will have to update once I see results. I have very high hopes for this! If you’re in the market for some great hemp product, definitely try Fully Activated because I’ve had such an excellent experience so far. I’ll put some photos in the comments of the starter kit because it’s so nice to look at, too.
Update 9/30/2017: So it’s several hours later on the day I received the products and I already have seen differences! I also have migraines (yep, I can’t just have one crappy thing in my face lol) and I rub the salve on the area that hurts and within minutes it’s back to normal!!! I also haven’t had a true flare up of my Trigeminal Neuralgia since I used the tincture either. I have TN 1 and 2, with mainly tension in my jaw area. I use the salve on that as well and it’s relieving so much tension and the burning pain!!!! My life is already changing because of these products. If you don’t know what TN is, it’s a neuropathic disorder of the fifth cranial nerve. It causes excruciating shocking and stabbing facial pain sometimes when touched, other times just randomly. This has effected every area of my life, and I was recently ruled out for a corrective surgery. The pharmaceuticals aren’t working. But this is! I’m finally finding some relief from this pain!!! I can’t recommend these products enough and it’s only day one.
Update 10/02/2017: The salve has definitely been a lifesaver when I feel oncoming pain because for me it stops it dead in its tracks. I’ll be honest, every once in a while I just go “holy crap…I don’t hurt.” It’s so so strange because I’ve had chronic head pain for as long as I can remember, and adding the TN starting back in May. My grandma also has generalized chronic pain and used salve on one shoulder yesterday and was extremely impressed and will likely be getting her own soon. I’ve been using the full spectrum tincture more and it seems to be preventing flare ups a lot. It’s like the tincture and salve are working as a team for me. The tincture tries to prevent everything, and then the salve is there just in case I feel a flare up starting. Really, this stuff is INCREDIBLE. I am beyond impressed.”-M.G.  (Facebook Reviews)
 
Do you think CBD might be beneficial for something in your life?  Feel free to reach out to us to ask questions or resources so you can decide for yourself!  We love to help educate around CBD and want to offer anyone in pain the chance to feel better and improve their wellbeing.  If you have a success story you’d like to share to help others on their path to feeling better, please share it with us!

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CBD & Your Pet’s Health

One of our biggest reasons for creating high quality CBD products is for our pets.  Fully Activated has a long family history of fostering dogs and cats and rehabilitating animals with CBD, and we want to share our experience with you. 

The first major source of inspiration for launching Fully Activated was our founder Nick’s dog, Buca. Buca was an intelligent full-blooded pitbull and a great companion.  She was placed on a regular regiment of CBD her entire life and Nick believes this was key to her health.  As she grew older, Buca naturally slowed down, but she never got sick and always maintained a fervor for life.  She eventually died of old age, and this was the kick Nick needed to completely launch Fully Activated. Our CBD pet line, Buca’s Biscuits, was named in her honor.  
Nick and his wife Courtney have since adopted and fostered several dogs, all of which are offered a CBD-rich diet.  One of their dogs, Tigger, unfortunately suffers from tumors. Nick and Courtney administer a daily regiment for Tigger and their other animals to help with immune support and symptom mitigation.
If you’re looking for a regimen for your animal, we’ve provided a list of dosages, supplements, vitamins & minerals that may be beneficial to your pet’s healing. This pet health regimen is based on Nick and Courtney’s experience, and you should always consult a veterinarian before altering your pet’s diet or administering supplements.
Full Spectrum CBD
Full Spectrum CBD twice a day. Nick and Courtney typically go by the rule of 1mg per pound with their pets.  
Benadryl
1mg per pound, split into two daily doses.  It can help with allergic reactions and skin reactions and is an anti-histamine which can help calm the inflammatory reaction of the body.
Turkey Tail Mushrooms
Turkey Tail mushrooms have been shown to offer favorable results with women suffering from chemo treatments for breast cancer.
Milk Thistle
A well-known liver tonic & powerful antioxidant that can help support the body’s purification system for humans and pets alike.  It helps with liver and kidney damage, and also helps repair organ damage.
Fish Oil
Incorporating fish oil can offer big benefits for your pet.  Fish Oil offers omega-6, omega-3, and polyunsaturated fats.  Omega-6’s decrease inflammation, cell growth, and blood clotting.  Omega-3’s balance Omega-6’s and can be an anti-inflammatory agent especially with regard to allergies & arthritis.  The 3’s and fats can improve skin, coat, and joint health and improve cognitive function.
Dog Probiotics
Not the same as human probiotics!  Dogs and humans have different types of gut bacteria, and while some of them are the same, our furry friends have a number of strains that we don’t have.  We both share Lactobacillus & Bifidobacterium, but two additional healthy gut bacteria to support in your dog are Bacillus coagulans & Enterococcus faecium.  A healthy gut helps support better digestion and a healthier immune system!
Golden Paste (Turmeric & Coconut oil)
Turmeric is one of the most potent natural anti-inflammatories and a great antioxidant.  The coconut oil offers healthy fats for the body.  The paste can be given in food or applied topically to troublesome areas.
Glucosamine / Chondroitin Complex 
These two supplements make up the building blocks for cartilage in the body.  They have been regularly used for arthritis support and to encourage further cartilage production.
CoQ10 – Coenzyme Q10
It has been shown to improve symptoms related to congestive heart failure, support nervous system dysfunction, and may help with energy production.
 
We recommend talking to your vet before making any changes to your pet’s health regiment. When you think about your health or your pet’s health, think about supporting the major systems of the body like circulatory, nervous, and digestive. If you have any questions, please contact us directly. 

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Our Founder’s Fully Activated CBD Story

Welcome to Fully Activated!
We’re so glad you’re here and that you’ve chosen to trust us with your various CBD needs!  We want to share our personal story of our experience with CBD, how Fully Activated came to be, and why we believe our products are unmatched.
Our founder, Nick, has experienced chronic pain most of his life.  As he jumped from medical professional to medical professional searching for a solution to his pain, he was frequently misdiagnosed and found himself looking for something more.
After deciding to take his health into his own hands, he found CBD…
At the time, he was helping his mother with her dog rescues and noticed that several of these foster animals also had issues from skin infections to joint problems and emotional stress.  He began to take CBD for his own needs and started their foster pets on a regular regiment.  He quickly saw improvements in his own pain, as well as, the quality of life and improved conditions for their beloved furry friends. 
One of the largest issues he encountered was the consistency and quality of the CBD he found.  Motivated by his new found pain-remedy, he chose to move to Colorado to search for a solution & eventually grow his own high-quality CBD hemp plants and create his own products.
 
“I couldn’t accept how the majority of CBD companies were treating people and more importantly our pets!  I saw too many people and too many animals in situations where they needed love, genuine help and compassion… but instead we were being treated as sources of income by our doctors and vets.” – Nick, Fully Activated
 
After moving to Colorado, he realized how hard it was to truly find consistent, high-quality CBD hemp plants.  But, it didn’t take long for him to connect with his hemp-growing counterpart!  With a chemist background and a love for genetics, Nick knew this man was his chance to create something great to share with the world.  His partner offered a hemp farm approved by the state of Colorado and the magic began! 
As the farm grew, the two tested the CBD content of the plants and began crossbreeding the highest concentration plants with other high concentration plants to produce giant outdoor hemp plants with high volumes of CBD.  This genetic crossing has created the ‘proprietary blend’ of high-quality CBD that Fully Activated uses today!  While the evolution of these plants never stops, only the best strains with less than .3% THC are used.  The Colorado Department of Agriculture visits the farm regularly to test the plants, and they consistently pass with flying colors.  Typically, if the crop exceeds the <.3% THC then it is condemned and, sometimes, even burned to prevent distribution.  However, due to careful and attentive crossbreeding, the farm has never had to waste a crop! 
Once the hemp plants are mature, they are taken to processing and the products are all created within 20 miles of the farm.  The naturally grown, locally sourced hemp is used to create tinctures, salves, isolate, vape juice, dog treats, capsules, body balms, and more.  We’ve heard great feedback from happy customers and would love to give you the chance to experience a higher quality of life.  We’re happy to discuss our various products and answer any questions you may have regarding CBD and Fully Activated. 
 
Please reach out to us with specific questions or concerns.  We’d love to hear from you!

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who we are

 Heres a little about who we are and why sharing plant medicine knowledge is so important to us. Big thanks to all who take a few minutes to read our little blog, hopefully you’ll take something away from it!
We’ll start with who we are:
After years of misdiagnoses and being over prescribed pharmaceuticals for phantom conditions, Nick decided to take control of his own health. Combining a gluten free diet with little to no processed sugars, replacing pharmaceuticals with plant medicine and regular physical activity, Nick was able to redirect his health and regain his quality of life.
With an engineering background it only made sense that he would start production of his own products to ensure quality, purity and cleanliness for his family, friends and himself. Shortly after Fully Activated began, Courtney, a long time friend from a similar industry joined Nick in Colorado to lend her skills and knowledge to the cause and the company. It didn’t take long before both Nick and Courtney realized they had found a true calling, not only in life, also in love.
 Now, we are a husband and wife team that together have almost 30 years experience in the marijuana industry ranging from cultivation to genetic development. We’ve merged our ideas of plant medicine and a preventative lifestyle to offer products that can be utilized daily by anyone in need, anywhere.