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Research on CBD Progresses in Finding Relief from Inflammation

As ​research progresses, studies around the potential anti-inflammatory properties of cannabidiol (CBD) are looking promising.  Many different types of people are trying to find relief in utilizing CBD to help manage pain, recover quickly from injury, and stay on top of their symptoms for various diseases or even just the aging process in general.
CBD works within the endocannabinoid system of the body.  Studies have shown that, when used long-term, CBD could help keep inflammation levels low. Inflammation can be caused by a myriad of catalysts, and is a necessary process of the body to protect us from infection and other threats. However, when these responses become out of balance, pain ensues.  Untreated, long-term inflammation can causes diseases ranging from asthma to cancer. 
The more research done on this cannabinoid shows that people across the board might benefit from the use of CBD.  It has been found that ​athletes are implementing CBD​ into their regimens in hopes of faster recovery time after injury and a better, easier integration of muscle building post-workout.  People looking to manage effects of the aging process are finding that CBD might help to soothe old injuries, reduce swelling in joints, and keep the body functioning smoothly.  Those in chronic pain are turning to CBD to potentially manage their pain and offer a better quality of life.  In particular, autoimmune diseases such as arthritis, lupus, and fibromyalgia, which are mainly attributed to inflammation, have been under immense research of the effects of CBD.
Many people that struggle with arthritis and other muscular and joint inflammation find relief using topical treatments. Topicals are products like salves & balms (think Tiger Balm or Icy Hot) that are applied directly to the skin, typically at the area of inflammation. This might be a great way to manage pain as needed. Others may find that managing their inflammation is better done by ingesting edibles or tinctures for extended relief. Edibles can last up to eight hours but take about an hour to kick-in, and tinctures about four hours (but with a much faster onset).
The best way to choose which products are right for your own pain management is simply through trial-and-error. Be open to utilizing one or many different products determined by your body composition and pain levels. Always be sure to ask your budtender, sales representative, or primary physician for their educated opinion before starting any regimen.  Reach out to Fully Activated CBD to learn more about our full spectrum CBD products and pure CBD isolate!

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What’s the Difference between Full Spectrum CBD & Pure CBD?

There are hundreds of cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, as well as, endocannabinoids in the body.  Endocannabinoids & the endocannabinoid system are found in humans, animals, & fish.  The human endocannabinoid system consists of a network of receptors throughout the body, like organs, brain, glands, tissues, and immune cells.  The endocannabinoids can help regulate and influence several bodily functions like pain, pleasure, muscle control, mood, appetite, memory, and more. 
CBD commonly comes in two forms: Full Spectrum CBD Distillate & Pure CBD Isolate. 
But what’s the difference?
 
Pure CBD Isolate
CBD isolate is an extract made of pure cannabidiol (CBD) without any other cannabinoids, like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  The CBD is “isolated” from 99% of anything else in the plant like matter, fats, oils, terpenes, THC, & other cannabinoids.  Consequently, pure CBD isolate is non-psychoactive.  Isolate typically comes in a powder or slab and can be used for a number of purposes.  Here are 4 ways to use isolate.
 
Full Spectrum CBD Distillate
Full Spectrum CBD means it has a large number of CBD and offers a number of other cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant.  These other cannabinoids will be determined by the type of cannabis is used to create the distillate.  Some plants will be higher in cannabinoids like CBN, CBG, & THC-V, than others.  It also contains THC, but less than .3% (as mandated by law).  Studies have shown that using full spectrum can sometimes enhance the effects of the cannabinoids involved further, than when compared to CBD isolate.  This is called the “entourage effect”. 
Both offer healing properties of CBD, but you can decide for yourself which might be best for your experience.  Different cannabinoids can address different issues in the body.  Have you heard about the cannabinoids that can be found in our Fully Activated Full Spectrum CBD products?  Studies have shown that the following cannabinoids might offer the following benefits:
 
Cannabidiol (CBD)

Antibacterial
Inhibit cancerous cell growth
Reduces inflammation
Calms vomiting and nausea
Relieves anxiety
Suppresses muscle spasms

CBN (Cannabinol)

Pain reliever
Reduces seizures
Promotes bone growth
Reduces blood sugar levels

CBC (Cannabichromene)

Reduces inflammation
Helps with sleep
Suppresses muscle spasms

CBG (Cannabigerol)

Anti-inflammatory
Pain reliever
Anti-bacteria
Anti-fungal
Inhibits cell growth in tumors

 
Fully Activates offers both Pure CBD Isolate products and Full Spectrum CBD products.  If you have questions about which might be best for you, feel free to reach out to us for more information.  Our isolate comes in slab, powder, tincture, capsules, & vape juice.  Our full spectrum CBD comes in a variety of salves, capsules, tinctures, rollers, body balms, vape juice, and pet treats. 

Check out our shop!  There’s something for everyone.

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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 & 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.