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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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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!