CBD (Cannabinoid) has been getting a lot of press recently which may have gotten you wondering what it is exactly and why it works.
CBD works beautifully with our own physiology because our bodies actually have cannabinoid receptors. These receptors (Endocannabinoid System), when coming into contact with CBD, transmit messages easily into our cells, naturally reducing inflammation in our immune, central nervous system, organs and glands. This ultimately creates homeostasis in our cells and therefore our connective tissues and bodies. Pharmaceutical drugs may treat symptoms fairly well, but are they treating the whole system?
There has been an explosion of CBD products flooding the market recently – many of which smell, feel and look nice, but are they really effective?
For the average consumer, it can be daunting. How do you know which ones work and which ones are just, well, fluff? There are definitely key elements that go into producing quality CBD with maximum efficacy. Here are some questions you should be asking any company that you are thinking of purchasing from:
Where is your CBD grown?
Cannabis Sativa is truly a miraculous plant. Wherever it is grown it removes toxins from the soil as it matures. Its important to ask if your CBD is being grown in the US or overseas, mainly because there are too many unknowns with foreign soil regulations and toxins in the soil that the plants may be picking up.
Here at Moon Milk, we are proud to receive our CBD from a direct source in Colorado, on farms that are made specifically for the production of quality Hemp plants.
Is your product Hemp Oil or CBD?
CBD is an abbreviation for Cannabinoid, which is the ingredient in Cannabis leaves, flowers and stems that has been getting all the buzz over its health benefits. This is not to be mistaken with THC potent Cannabis that is smoked, as CBD has no psychoactive effects. Basically it wont get you high.
Hemp Oil is very low in CBD and its taken from the seeds of the Cannabis plant. Hemp Oil has its benefits, such as being high in Omega 3 and fatty acids, but it is not the same as CBD which has high efficacy and medicinal uses.
We infuse our products with full spectrum Hemp derived CBD oil. Which brings us to our next question:
Is your CBD Isolate or Full Spectrum?
CBD Isolate is exactly what it sounds like, CBD isolated in its purest form. It has benefits, but you are only getting pure CBD and zero THC and other Cannabinoids. A lot of companies use isolate because it is much more cost efficient. Full Spectrum CBD is loaded with dozens of Cannabinoids that ensure that you are getting what is called the Entourage Effect. This is the world wide researched belief that using the full properties of the plant creates the most potent medicinal properties.
Again, we always use lab tested Full Spectrum CBD in all of our products at Moon Milk.
How is your CBD extracted?
It’s important to know HOW your CBD has been extracted. Look for CBD created via CO2 extraction. CO2 is the most desirable way to extract CBD oil because it creates the final product without leaving any alcohol, butane or other undesirable residuals. It also helps to remove any trace toxins that the Hemp plant may have picked up from the soil.
Moon Milk CBD is always C02 extracted.
We hope that this has helped you on your CBD journey. Always ask questions and never settle for less when it comes to the health of your skin and your body. Please feel free to reach out to us at anytime with questions you may have about Moon Milk and our products. We are passionate about the skin we live in, and we know you are too!