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Comparing CBD Oil and CBD Salves by Fully Activated

CBD Oil versus CBD Salves
There are a wide variety of CBD products available with a number of applications.  Two of the more common products are CBD oils and CBD salves.  Many people will sway to one product or another that works best for them, but that doesn’t necessarily mean one is better than the other.  Some may prefer to add it to food, while others may want to massage it into their skin.  The choice is yours!
There are a few key differences between using a salve and an oil:
 
CBD Oil

Commonly found in a liquid form
Can be ingested orally, sometimes topically
Can be made into a wide variety of products

Tinctures, Capsules, Vape Juice, Topicals, Food Additives, etc

Typically has 1-3 ingredients:

CBD distillate
Carrier oil, most commonly MCT or coconut oil

May provide wider reach within the body
Can be made into a tincture with a small amount of alcohol extraction

 
CBD Salve

Holds a solid form
Can be used topically for a more targeted/localized effect
Can come with a wide variety of ingredients:

Arnica

Herb used in natural remedies for bruises, sprains, and muscle soreness

Beeswax 

Helps hold the salve together with its higher melting point, can create a protective barrier on skin to reduce extreme drying and cracking without clogging pores

Coconut/MCT Oil

Quick drying oil that may benefit the skin and help moderate skin conditions like eczema and dermatitis 

Olive Oil

High in fatty acids, vitamin E, and vitamin A that can be quickly absorbed into the skin

Shea Butter

Regularly used in moisturizers, salves, and lotions to hydrate the skin

Essential oils

Common oil fragrances for products include calming lavender & eucalyptus, stimulating peppermint, and astringent tea tree or rosemary oils

BOTH

Are derived from hemp plants using either Full Spectrum CBD Distillate or Pure CBD Isolate
Have a secondary base oil
Can offer a wide range of amounts of CBD to your body
Can be made gluten free

 
While the basic ingredients are the same, it’s up to you to choose your own route on your CBD journey.  Both forms of application can contain the same amount of CBD, so consider whether you would like to apply something topically or take it orally.  Everyone has their own needs and experiences, and since we’re not doctors, we will leave the deciding up to you! 

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We are Fully Activating the Paintball World with CBD!

As the head product ambassador for Fully Activated, I am always looking at ways to reach out to new demographics that can benefit from our products. Every living being with an endocannabinoid system stands to benefit from CBD. As a semi-professional paintball player, I knew my paintball community needed to experience the wonders of Fully Activated. Week in and week out, all year around, we are beating up our bodies; running, diving, sliding, and getting hit with paintballs flying 300 feet per second (over 200mph!) which forms welts and leaves bruises in their wake.
 
Fully Activated is proud to be a “Platinum Sponsor” (the highest level of support) for the National Xball League, which is the largest and most professional platform for tournament paintball. The NXL features multiple divisions of competition, and hosts 5 tournaments in the United States and 5 in Europe over the course of the year. Teams fly in from around the world to prove themselves and showcase their skills.
 
Tournament paintball, often referred to as “speedball”, “airball”, and “Xball” is played on a rectangular 120ft x 150ft level surface, with 48 inflatable bunkers arranged symmetrically so that each side has the same positions. Five players start on either side of the field at a central spot, and as soon as the horn sounds, it is a fast and furious battle to shoot the other five players and tag the buzzer located where the opposing team started. When you tag the buzzer, your team is awarded one point. There is a 15-minute timer, whichever team gets a spread of five points or has the most points after time expires wins the match! Teams play four preliminary matches to start, and whichever teams have the best records move forward into a single elimination bracket. Teams shoot tens of thousands of paintballs as they compete to win thousands of dollars and the pride of being the best in their division!
 
Fully Activated is a proud sponsor of San Diego Dynasty, the best professional team in tournament paintball history. Formerly sponsored by the likes of Dell Computer, Intel, and having won five Ford Mustangs in the 2000 Spider Cup tournament, they have been the fiercest competition at this level in the history of the sport. With dozens and dozens of 1st place finishes, their dedication to excellence, consistency, incredible track record, and positive energy and attitudes reflect our company values. Our products help keep them healthy and recovering quickly so they can maintain peak performance.
 
We are also sponsoring divisional teams from around the country, including Colorado based teams Mile High Saints, Denver Kaos, and a factory team out of Pittsburgh Paintball Park named “Pittsburgh Fully Activated”. We are excited to expose new teams from all over to the Fully Activated lifestyle by sharing free samples, CBD massage, and more at our booth at the NXL events.
 
The sports recovery market has been sorely missing out; the anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and pain-management properties of CBD are going to change the way we train and recover and level up our performance. We are honored by the positive response from the players and industry leaders of the NXL, and are looking forward to helping paintball players stay injury free and achieve maximum wellness!
 
2019 NXL US Tournament Schedule:March 8-10 Las VegasMay 2-5 Dallas/Fort WorthJune 20-23 PhiladelphiaSeptember 12-15 ChicagoNovember 6-10 Orlando “World Cup”

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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 UseOne 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 Salve, Tattoo After Care, and more!
 
Oral ingestionMedicinally, 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!

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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.

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Full Spectrum CBD Salves May Save Your Skin This Winter With Herbal Studies Backed by Science

Does the winter have your skin begging for relief?   Is the heater making your skin dry and itchy?  It may be time to find a new body product that could combat your chapped skin and help regenerate new, healthy skin! 
 
There are several factors that can affect your skin conditions in the winter:
Cold
When temperatures are cooler, some people can have issues with proper circulation.  In cold temperatures, the body restricts blood flow to the skin’s surface to conserve its heat.  This can cause skin to dry out quicker as less blood flow means less nutrients delivered to the surface of the skin.  Sometimes, cold can result in flaky, dry skin.
Wind
Have you ever heard of wind burn?  While may people think it is sunburn (see below), many people who are active outside in the winter can suffer from wind burn.  Your face can turn red and warm, and eventually ends up chapping.  This can commonly be seen around the lips, and may cause lips to split in extreme conditions.
Heaters
Well if the cold can be bad for your skin, how are heaters also bad?  Heaters have a tendency to suck the moisture out of the air, which affects the skin.  Also, switching between cold and hot air can confuse the skin and cause it to do funny things, like dry out.
Sun Burn
Can you really sun burn in winter?  You bet you can.  Many skiers don’t think to put sunscreen on during those gray winter days on the mountain, but with the bright white reflection of the UV rays bouncing off the snow, you’re getting a double whammy of UV (which causes sunburn and in severe cases, skin cancer) from above and below.  We also recently released our Burn Cream, which might be even better for sunburn that our Full Spectrum CBD Salve.
 
When you find yourself under siege by the elements this winter, we can recommend some amazing products to help combat the every day attack your skin is facing.  There’s a number of reason why we recommend our full spectrum CBD salve! 
 
Full Spectrum CBD Distillate
Our salves include a wide range full spectrum CBD Distillate, with a number of potencies to choose from, you can find one that works best for you.  The benefit of using CBD distillate in our salves is that some studies have shown that distillate can offer anti-inflammatory properties for issues like arthritis and may help relieve pain.
 
Calendula
Calendula is a popular herb that has been known to encourage healing of damaged tissues.  When heat, cold, and dryness begin to affect the skin, we would recommend using something like calendula to help begin to repair any less-than-desirable skin issues.  This herb has also been shown to work as a skin anti-inflammatory.
 
Lavender
One of the most common herbs used to potentially promote relaxation and ease tension is Lavender.  Many claim that lavender can have a cooling affect on the body, which can help with the heat that inflammation can bring.
 
Olive Oil
While you’re probably used to putting this in a pan instead of on your skin, it might be beneficial to try in!  Olive oil can act as a topical antioxidant, rejuvenating the skin.  It is known to be high in vitamin E, which has commonly been used to help moisturize severe dryness like eczema or psoriasis. 
 
Beeswax
Beeswax is found in a number of body products due to its ability to act as a humectant.  Studies have shown that beeswax can help preserve skin’s moisture and hydrate skin cells.  For those of us who are winter adventurers, beeswax has been known to create a protective barrier on the skin that helps keep out toxins and reduces the effects of environmental issues like wind and cold. 
 
Shea Butter
Most people have used shea butter on their body in some way, shae-pe (ha!), or form.  It’s typically the lead ingredient in lotions and body butters, and it therefore seen as highly moisturizing.  This may be the extra moisture your skin needs after a windy day on the slopes!
 
Arnica Oil
Arnica oil comes from the homeopathic herb that has been known to help reduce inflammation and pain.  This addition in our full spectrum CBD salves can help to relieve pain from chapping and dryness, and might help encourage healing in the affected areas.
 
We firmly believe in our salves because we put a number of ingredients that we believe have highly beneficial effects on the body.  Also, we like how soft they make our skin!  Want to try some for yourself?  See our Fully Activated Full Spectrum CBD Salves for sale here!

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How Does CBD Work with the Endocannabinoid System?

What is a Cannabinoid?
A cannabinoid is a chemical compound found in plants and the human body.  Plant cannabinoids are known as phytocannabinoids, and cannabinoids made by mammals are known as endocannabinoids.  You may have heard of a few popular phytocannabinoids, such as THC and CBD which are found in the cannabis plant, along with over 100 more like CBG & CBN.   
Cannabinoid receptors (microscopic connectors where cannabinoids interact with the body) are found most concentrated in the central and peripheral nervous systems.  While the human brain has the most known cannabinoid receptors, the heart, adrenal glands, male & female reproductive organs, lungs, bone marrow, and tonsils also have receptors.  Humans are not the only ones with endocannabinoid systems since your dog & lizard have them, too!  Read more about Pets and CBD
 
 
How Does the Endocannabinoid System Work?
Cannabinoids & cannabinoid receptors make up the endocannabinoid system.  Cannabinoids bind with the cannabinoid receptors in the body to effect its communication system, also known as your neurotransmitters.  For example, neurotransmitters receive information from your nerve endings that you’re touching something hot and send the signal your brain.  In return, your brain responds by signaling your hand to move off of the stove.  Neurotransmitters can also tell the brain when you get the flu so it can send healthy cells to fight the infection, or when you break your arm.  Cannabinoids, like CBD (cannabidiol), have been shown to potentially down-regulate the inflammatory response in the body and reduce chronic pain.  Ultimately, CBD interferes to reduce pain-causing inflammation.  Read more on CBD and Pain
Studies on CBD have shown that it does not appear to have psychotropic effects, meaning you won’t feel high like with THC, but it may have anti-anxiety  effects.  Commonly, CBD comes in two varieties – Full Spectrum Distillate, meaning it offers an array of CBD with other cannabinoids & terpenes, or Isolate, which comes in powder form and it 90%+ pure CBD without other cannabinoids.  Read more on Full Spectrum vs Isolate
CBD can be taken a number of ways: inhalation through smoking or vaporizing, buccal or sublingually under the tongue, swallowed internally, or used topically on the skin.   There are a wide number of products out there like topical skin salves, under the tongue tinctures, CBD-only isolate, Full spectrum distillate, capsules, oils, vape juice, and many others.  See what we have to offer!  

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Pain is Scary!

Many studies have come out recently regarding the increase in the use of cannabis and CBD products in the older population.  With this surge, more products are being manufactured to cater to the needs of those with chronic pain and what some consider “the effects of aging”.  We don’t believe that aging has to be painful, in fact, many have reported that our products have helped alleviate pain that traditional medications could not ease. 
 
CBD (cannabidiol) has opened up new doors of possibility for those who seek the positive benefits of the cannabis plant but do not want to feel “high”.  In fact, you don’t even have to smoke if you don’t want to smoke.  CBD is an extract that can be absorbed into the body in a number of ways, aside from smoking.  We do offer a vape juice and CBD isolate for those who enjoy smoking, but we also provide tinctures, capsules, body balms, and roller ball applicators. 
 
Here are 4 ways that CBD could help you:
 
Pain Relief
There have been several recent studies that show reduction of pain in our older populations with arthritis and nerve pain.  In a study by the European Journal of Pain, topical application of CBD to rats with arthritis showed a decrease in inflammation and pain without notable side effects.  Medical research shows that a large amount of pain is due to inflammation, and CBD has been tested and can offer an anti-inflammatory effect on the body.
 
Glaucoma Support
Glaucoma is a neurodegenerative disease that causes pressure in the eyes and can damage the optic nerve.  If left untreated, serious glaucoma can eventually result in vision loss.  In fact, glaucoma is known as one of the major causes of irreversible blindness, affecting nearly 3 million Americans.  Early studies have shown that the human eye tissues have a large number of cannabinoid receptors that can be responsible for regulating ocular pressure.  Ingesting CBD could help support symptoms and severity of glaucoma.
 
Insomnia
As we age, deep sleep is harder to achieve.  When we are in deep sleep, our body recharges and eliminates potentially harmful toxins.  Sleep can have a big effect of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s & glaucoma.  It’s not uncommon for medical professionals to prescribe sleeping pills to help curb this problem, but these medications come with their own side effects.  CBD has shown to have a calming effect on the body and can offer some users an easier access to relaxation and a deeper sleep.
 
Appetite Stimulation
Food is the largest nutrient source we receive, so eating well can help prevent nutrient deficiency as we age.  Natural intake of vital vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, iron, and calcium can determine how well wee age.  If appetite is suppressed, less nutrients are consumed, which can create larger problems over time.  CBD has recently shown that it could be a beneficial appetite stimulant, and in turn, can help reduce weight loss, mental acuity, and bodily weakness. 
 
Fully Activated cannot prescribe you CBD for your aches and pains, but we’re happy to suggest products that may help to alleviate your discomfort.  With our variety of full spectrum and pure CBD tinctures, isolate, capsules, and body salves, we’re happy to discuss which is most accessible to you! 
 

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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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4 Ways To Use CBD Isolate

 
We offer 99.6% pure CBD Isolate Slab & 99.4% CBD Isolate Powder that our customers can buy by the gram or in bulk.  Pure CBD Isolate is the pure form of cannabidiol which we extract from our organically-grown, local CBD-rich hemp plants without presence of other cannabinoids.  Many people have used CBD isolate for nausea, vomiting, inflammation, chronic pain, anxiety, depression, & can suppress spasmodic activity.
 
This is some of the purest form of CBD that you can get, with oils, fats, and other organic material extracted from the original plant matter.  CBD is non-psychoactive and can be used in a number of ways! 
 
Sublingual
While there are many creative ways to incorporate CBD into your daily regiment, one of the simplest ways is to place a small amount of isolate under the tongue and allow it to absorb.  Sublingual literally means “under tongue” and can take 30-90 seconds to fully absorb, depending on quantity.  Benefits to taking CBD sublingually include quick and easy absorption into the bloodstream.  Many have reported that some CBD has a slightly cherry taste, so it’s not quite tasteless, but it also does not have the same flavor as hemp or THC extracts.  If you don’t want to put it directly under your tongue as a powder, you can put some into coconut oil and hold under your tongue for 90seconds.
 
Smoke Show
Many prefer to smoke their CBD through vaping or dabbing.  Fully Activated offers a CBD vape juice, or you can choose to make your own.  Our Full Spectrum CBD Vape Juice is unflavored, and some prefer to add their isolate to a flavored vape juice instead.  CBD Isolate slabs can also be dabbed in a pen or on a rig relatively easily.  CBD has a slightly higher sublimation temperature than THC, meaning it takes just a little bit more heat to turn pure CBD from solid to gas than pure THC.  It’s not a huge difference, so it won’t matter unless you have an very specific heating tool like an e-nail or digital temperature gauge.  Additionally, you can add CBD to your other smoking choices. 
 
Topically Apply
Fully Activated offers topicals like salve, body balm, tattoo after care, and CBD burn cream, but the possibilities are endless if you want to create your own topicals.  You can simply dissolve your pure CBD isolate into coconut or jojoba oil and rub into your skin, add it to your favorite face wash, lotion, or sunscreen!  CBD isolate can offer anti-inflammatory and pain-reduction properties, and it could help alleviate joint aches and pains with use. 
 
Ingest It
Slightly different than sublingual use, ingesting pure CBD isolate goes through the digestive system, moreso than being directly absorbed into the bloodstream in the mouth.  There is no “bad way” to include CBD in this category.  You can add some to your juice, or even your pesto for dinner.  Since our CBD isolate is practically tasteless, it will hardly interfere with any flavor profiles that you’re working with.  If you want to include it in a simple olive oil dressing, you’ll hardly be able to tell.
 
There are so many ways to use CBD.  What’s your favorite?  If you have questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us!

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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!