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CBD Oil for Cancer: How Cannabidiol Could Help

CBD oil for cancer

CBD oil for cancer is receiving a lot of attention lately, especially as scientists continue to uncover the many ways this cannabis derivative impacts human health and wellness. If you’re wondering about the latest research and how CBD impacts cancer, then keep reading for all the important details.

CBD for Cancer Prevention

Officially, science hasn’t linked the use of CBD to cancer prevention, although studies have yielded mixed results on the issue. The medical world claims that more extensive research must be done, especially for determining what type of cancers and how much CBD oil for cancer prevention is effective.

But there’s more to the story. The National Cancer Institute concludes that there’s a direct correlation between chronic inflammation and cancer. Typical inflammation is part of the body’s healing process and is meant to be temporary, but for some people, it lingers on. Doctors can’t always pinpoint the specific reason for prolonged or chronic inflammation. Over time, it can damage DNA and lead to cancer.

Here is where CBD oil for cancer prevention has merit. CBD is a known anti-inflammatory agent, because it activates your own body’s Endocannabinoid System (EC System), which fights pain and inflammation throughout the body. (For more on how this works, see our article Is CBD for Pain Relief Effective? )That’s what we know. What we don’t know is exactly how much CBD is required to reduce chronic inflammation and thereby lower cancer risk.

The best approach is to slowly increase your CBD dosage until you find a level that improves your symptoms and helps you generally feel better. If it’s hard for you to judge based upon symptoms, you can also have your doctor run blood tests to monitor chronic inflammation. This could help you know when you’ve found the right CBD dosage for fighting inflammation and potentially reducing your cancer risk.

CBD for Cancer Treatment

It’s true that chewing a pack of CBD gummies each day won’t cure a person’s cancer – but I’m sure you knew that. The team at Pure Botanical Wellness doesn’t make outlandish claims about CBD as a cure all. However, we do make a point to keep up with scientific research and know the therapeutic effects hemp oil has for our customers.

It’s important that a cancer patient continue traditional cancer treatments under a doctor’s supervision. But don’t count CBD out just yet. There is science-backed evidence suggesting that when CBD is administered clinically and strategically, it enhances radiation therapy by inhibiting “metastasis or invasion” of additional cancer cells. In other words, it can help stop the cancer from spreading while undergoing traditional treatments.

What about CBD oil and cancer treatment side effects? It can help with some of them, but when it comes to nausea and loss of appetite, most research shows relief coming from cannabis’s psychoactive component called THC, which is not found in most legal CBD products, such as what we sell on our website. (Our products contain less than .3% THC per federal and state law.)

So, if you’re looking for relief from cancer or its treatments that doesn’t get you high, CBD offers comprehensive pain relief due to its anti-inflammatory properties. We recommend a tincture or capsule for relief throughout the body.

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How CBD Can Help You Crush Your New Year’s Resolutions

CBD and New Year's Resolutions

CBD can help with New Year’s resolutions by crushing your health and wellness goals. As you begin compiling a list of potential goals for the new year in your head and mull over which of them to commit to for 2020, consider including CBD in your plans. Why? Whether you’re a fan of New Year’s resolutions or not – the truth is that we all need some self-improvement and to make better choices for ourselves. So, if you’re all-in for a healthier you, check out our top 3 ways CBD can help you in 2020!

1. Kick the Habit

Addiction is very real, and in our high-stress, no-mercy society, the social, emotional, and financial pressures can become unbearable at times. If you’re prone to addictions, then you might’ve learned to cope with these pressures by using cigarettes, alcohol, drugs, or even food. (No judgement here!)

But if your goal is to kick an unhealthy, addictive habit, then studies suggest legal CBD (less than .3% THC) is a friend you want in your corner!

How can CBD help with New Year’s resolutions like these? It helps make you less vulnerable to relapse by calming your reaction to craving-causing triggers like sights, sounds, smells, and even your own thoughts. Physical addiction is powerful but much of the battle is fought in the mind, and this can be toughest part of addiction to overcome. When taking CBD, these studies suggest you’ll have fewer intrusive thoughts about the addictive substance and increase your odds of beating addiction.

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2. Lose the Weight

Many of us want to drop those extra pounds to improve our health and vanity, which is why losing weight is the one of the top goals for every new year. But did you realize CBD can help with New Year’s resolutions such as weight loss in important ways?

CBD helps decrease anxiety levels, which means less stress, lower cortisol levels, and less abdominal fat.  

Cortisol is an adrenal hormone released at an increased rate during periods of stress. It leads to food cravings and fat storage. This excess fat accumulates around the abdomen and is otherwise referred to as “stubborn belly fat”.

A consistent CBD regimen can help lower those anxiety and cortisol levels, which helps avert food cravings and drop those inches!

But that’s not all! Studies show CBD boosts metabolism by interacting with specific receptors in the brain that influence metabolism and fat-burning capabilities. Not only does CBD help your burn fat more efficiently, but it also helps your body convert unhealthy “white fat” into healthier, metabolism-friendly “brown fat”. No kidding!

3. Get in Shape

CBD can help with New Year’s Resolutions, like getting in shape, because it makes your workout routine more effective. Here’s three important ways to use CBD to your advantage:

Take CBD tinctures or capsules before your workout for better focus, less anxiety, and lower blood pressure. If you go into your workout with your mind and body in balance – not hyped up from stress and struggling to focus – your workout is more productive. Not only is your workout more effective, but you’ll have more energy afterwards. Consider that when you begin with a lower blood pressure and heartrate, your workout session will be less taxing on your body – and even more beneficial! Not to mention that increased focus greatly impacts your stamina and workout intensity.

Use a CBD topical after your workout to reduce recovery time and soreness. Follow the link to our previous article, How to Use CBD for Muscle Recovery After a Workout for more details. If you’ve used a tincture or capsule before your workout, still consider using a CBD salve (muscle rub) or oil after you’ve finished. Follow product instructions and use it to soothe sore muscles so you can bounce back more quickly and with less pain!

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Can CBD for Pets Relieve Anxiety and Pain in Your Four-Legged Friend?

CBD for Pets

You’ve probably heard a lot about CBD and its therapeutic effects for humans, and if you’re a pet owner, you might’ve asked the question, Can CBD for pets help my dog, my cat, or even – my horse? (I’d like to see the size of that dropper!) If you’re close to your pet, you probably notice when something’s not quite right, and who wouldn’t want to help? If you’re traveling with your pet this holiday season, you’ll definitely want to keep reading!

So, here’s the skinny on the benefits of CBD for your pet and how to safely dose hemp oil for your pooch or kitty.

Does CBD Work for Animals?

CBD has been studied more extensively in humans but use of CBD to treat animals is gaining interest. Cornell University published a reputable study in July 2018 indicating good results and no real side effects when treating canine osteoarthritis with CBD. They’re also studying CBD oil for the treatment of anxiety and seizures in dogs. Cat lovers shouldn’t feel left out, because scientists are also studying how it helps cats with osteoarthritis. Most experts expect similar results.

Animals have the same endocannabinoid system as humans, and therefore CBD oil has similar therapeutic effects on pets . The difference is in how they’re dosed. Most animals weigh much less than their human counterparts, which is why reputable companies marketing CBD for pets include the pet dosage on the bottle.

What Are the Most Common Reasons for Giving Your Pet CBD?

Anxiety is a very common problem that pet owners address with an optimal CBD dosage. If your dog stresses over travel, has separation anxiety, or is on edge around loud noises like bad thunderstorms or fireworks, you might want to give CBD for pets a try to see if you can offer relief. CBD for anxiety in humans has been proven to be very effective.

Pain and inflammation are other major reasons for giving CBD to your pet. At some point, most animals experience osteoarthritis and joint problems. In same cases, it can seriously hinder their mobility. You’ll typically notice symptoms when your dog or cat is around ten years old. Check out our article Is CBD for Pain Relief Effective? for more information.

Seizures are not uncommon in dogs, and some studies are underway to determine how effective CBD oil is for dogs with seizures resistant to traditional medications. In 2018, the FDA approved Epidiolex, a hemp isolate, for treating seizures in children. Experts expect it to be similarly effective in canines at the right dose.

Many pet owners also use CBD to regulate mood and help with diabetes.

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How to Give CBD to Your Pet

Keep in mind that the main issue with CBD for pets is getting the right dosage. Our CBD shop at Pure Botanical Wellness offers some CBD products specifically dosed for your pet. It helps when you have a properly sized dropper and pet-specific dosing instructions to give you guidance on how much to administer based on your pet’s size.

Here’s a simple guide for giving CBD to your pet:

  1. Always start with a lower dose and work up to a higher dose over a few weeks or until you pet gets relief from symptoms.
  2. Full-spectrum CBD like our VitalReLeaf Pet Tincture or Forest Remedies Pet Soother is generally considered more effective. It contains CBD along with other hemp components and a small but legal amount of THC. If you’re interested in THC-free hemp oil for pets, try our Sana Botanicals Paws tincture.
  3. For pets, experts recommend .2 mg of CBD per pound. So, if you have a 25 lb dog, you would give 5 mg twice daily. You’ll have to know how many milligrams are in the dropper to determine how much to give. If you use our CBD for pets, you can simply follow the instructions on the bottle. Most experts agree that twice daily typically works best for animals and humans.
  4. If you want your pet to feel the effects more quickly, use the dropper to place the CBD under the tongue. Since this doesn’t work for everyone, you can also put the dose in food or in a treat. It will take about 30 minutes before your pet feels the benefits.

If you have an animal larger than a cat or dog, like a horse with anxiety or pain, you’ll need to work with a veterinarian and supplier to get the right CBD for their size. We’re not kidding – it’s a real thing!

As always, it’s a good idea to consult with your vet before giving CBD to your pet.

How Do I Know If I Gave My Pet Too Much CBD?

If the worst happens and you accidentally give your pet too much CBD for their size, you don’t have to worry about anything serious. The most common sign is fatigue and lethargy, which will subside as the dose wears off. Overdose can cause diarrhea, but that is a rare effect.

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Holiday Travel: Can You Take CBD Oil on a Plane?

CBD Oil On a Plane

By now, you’ve probably grown accustomed to your daily CBD routine and don’t want to part with it while you’re out of town for the holidays. So, the question is – can you take CBD oil on a plane? The answer is yes, but there’s a few things you should know first.

We get  why you don’t want to leave your CBD behind. Holidays are when you want to feel your best, which means being as pain free as possible and able to relax. If that’s your goal, then you don’t want to leave your CBD products at home. We’ll tell you all you need to know to bring them with you – safely.  

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What’s Legal and What’s Not: Flying with CBD Oil and Tinctures

Last spring, TSA updated their policies regarding CBD. Prior to this, all CBD was grouped together with illegal marijuana or cannabis products and treated as illegal according to federal law. Well, federal law changed when the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, making some CBD products legal in the U.S. TSA has adjusted their policies to reflect federal law. So, can you take CBD oil on a plane? Here’s how it shakes out.

CBD Products are Legal for U.S. Air Travel If They:

  • Are hemp-derived
  • Contain less than 0.3% THC

CBD Products are NOT Legal for U.S. Travel If They:

  • Are infused with marijuana or cannabis
  • Contain greater than .3% THC

Remember that THC is the psychoactive component of hemp and marijuana that causes a “high,” and it’s found in much higher levels in the Marijuana plant. For more about the difference between hemp and marijuana, check out our article What Does CBD Stand for and What Is It Anyway?

CBD with less than .3% THC has virtually no “high” effect, making CBD products much different than marijuana.

If your CBD meets these guidelines, it’s legal to bring on U.S. flights.

Tips for Traveling with CBD

Tips for Bringing CBD Oil on a Plane – Safely

Before throwing your CBD oil or other products into a suitcase or carry-on bag, check out these tips to make sure your CBD is protected!

Know Your Labels

Check out your labels and look for language like “hemp-derived” and “less than .3% THC”. Be sure to pack CBD products with these criteria only. If you have other types of products, leave them at home, even if you live in a state where marijuana or medical marijuana is legal. Be able to point to these important label features if a TSA agent questions you about the items.  If you have prescription CBD, bring the prescription with you for backup.

Don’t Try to Hide It

Remember, your CBD products are legal, but if you act sketchy and try to hide them in an obscure part of your luggage, you will seem suspicious. At the very least, you’ll cause yourself additional hassle and time. Instead, pack CBD products in your carry-on (most ideal) or in your checked luggage along with your other toiletry items. If you’re not trying to hide your hemp products, you can bring your CBD oil on a plane without incident.

Follow TSA Carry-On Guidelines

According to TSA policy, you’re allowed to travel with one quart-sized clear bag of liquids (including aerosols, creams, pastes, and gels) in your carry-on bag. Each of these containers must be 3.4 oz or less. Include your CBD oils, tinctures, salves, or rubs in this bag, especially if you plan to use them during your travels. Other CBD items can be packed in your checked bag, in a logical place like with your toiletries. Breakable bottles travel best in your carry-on.

International Flights

Your CBD is safe when you follow these guidelines for U.S. departures, but check the CBD laws in your destination country before packing up.

If you follow these guidelines, you can bring your CBD oil on a plane without simply and safely.

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How to Use CBD for Muscle Recovery After a Workout

CBD for muscle recovery

Even if you love to workout and be fit, post workout soreness is still a drag. No one wants tender muscles – or worse – muscle pain. Say goodbye to OTC pain relievers. These days, athletes and others who’re committed to fitness are turning to CBD for muscle recovery.

But why?

As you know very well, post workout pain can make daily life more difficult for a few days, and recovery is slow. Typically, when pain strikes, we reflexively reach for the bottle of ibuprofen or naproxen (Advil or Aleve), but research shows NSAIDS may do more harm than good, especially when taken on a regular basis.

Since CBD is well tolerated by most people with little to no side effects, many athletes are using it to speed up recovery time and bring pain relief.

So, what’s the deal? How does CBD help muscle recovery and how can it work for you?

What Causes Your Post Workout Muscle Soreness?

You’ve probably heard that a good workout breaks down your muscles so they can rebuild during recovery. Pain is gain…or so they say. Turns out that’s an accurate description. Whether you’re new to exercise or are a fitness veteran, when you push your muscles, they become fatigued. Muscle fatigue is due to microscopic muscle tears and inflammation. Ouch!

Your muscles react to this trauma by tightening, contracting, and even cramping, none of which are good for athletic performance. When you use CBD for muscle recovery after a workout, the therapeutic benefits combat these negative effects.

Speed Up Recovery Time

How Does CBD Help Muscle Recovery?

Scientific studies have shown that adequate doses of CBD reduce inflammation and pain. Check out our article Is CBD for Pain Relief Effective? to learn more about your body’s EC system and how CBD relieves pain.

The good news is that you can experience relief whether you apply CBD salve directly to your muscles or take it orally. How you take it is up to you. At the right dosage, many people experience pain relief while reducing inflammation, which decreases post workout recovery time and allows you to return to your fitness routine sooner.

As a bonus, CBD also aids in sleep. While it might not cure chronic insomnia, studies have show that it reduces anxiety, as well as pain. Since it tends to calm and relax you both mentally and physically, many people experience a better night’s sleep, which is a huge benefit when using CBD for muscle recovery.

How Do I Use CBD for Post Workout Recovery?

First, decide which type of CBD product you prefer. Some people find one they like and then stick with it. Others like to combine them by taking an edible, like gummies, with a salve or tincture. You can always start with one and add other forms later.

Not sure which to try first? Check out our articles:

If you want to use CBD for muscle recovery, take it as soon as possible after finishing your workout. The onset time varies depending upon which form you choose. (Refer to articles above.)

You’re probably wondering about dosage. It’s not one-size fits all, unfortunately. Different people respond to different amounts of CBD. Most scientific studies involve doses ranging between 20 and 1,500 milligrams per day.

Experts recommend starting small and gradually increasing your dose until you get relief or feel the desired therapeutic effect. Start with 25 or 50 mg per day then increase the dose by 5-10 mg at a time. It might take a few weeks for you to determine what works best for your post workout recovery.

As always, talk with your doctor before using CBD or any supplement.

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Is CBD for Pain Relief Effective?

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Scientific research continues to reveal the benefits of CBD for treating anxiety, but what about CBD for pain relief? Is there evidence to support the claims? Can it really relieve muscle and joint pain? You probably have many other additional questions, which is why we’ve compiled this concise article to help you get some answers!

How CBD Calms Pain

Chronic pain conditions such as the many forms of arthritis and autoimmune disorders all involve some form of inflammation, immune system response, or nerve damage. In response, your body engages its own resources to combat the underlying causes of this pain – namely the Endocannabinoid System (EC System). Please refer to our last article What Does CBD Stand for and What Is It Anyway? to learn more about how the EC System works.

An amazing thing happens when you use CBD products: they stimulate your body’s EC System, prompting it to produce and use more of its own anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving cannabinoids! This results in more effective inflammation and pain reduction.

CBD helps your body reduce the pain signals sent to the brain, effectively calming your central nervous system’s response. Additionally, its anti-inflammatory properties address some of the underlying causes of the pain.  

CBD for Autoimmune Disorders & Chronic Pain

Types of Pain Relieved

Many people with various types of chronic pain claim to find relief in CBD products. But what conditions benefit most from CBD for pain relief? And what do scientific studies reveal?

Arthritis and Joint Neuropathy

The journal Pain published research results, indicating CBD could prevent arthritis pain and joint neuropathy, because it decreased joint inflammation and protected the nerves.

Multiple Scleroses (MS)

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine reported that MS patients experienced notably fewer painful muscle spasms after short-term use of CBD.

Fibromyalgia and Other Chronic Pain

A study published in Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management concluded a “statistically significant” improvement in pain levels for patients taking CBD.

Nausea and Vomiting Related to Chemotherapy

Additionally, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine published a study indicating that CBD sufficiently eased the symptoms of nausea and vomiting for chemo-therapy patients.

How to Use CBD for Pain Relief

CBD products come in many forms, as described in our blog article How to Buy CBD: Which Type of CBD Is Right for You?  But when it comes to pain management, the product you choose largely depends on the severity and location of your pain.

Localized Muscle or Joint Pain

You’ll probably want to try a CBD oil topical solution like one of our salves or oils. You apply the product directly to the affected area and massage it into your skin. Begin with a thin coating until you determine the amount that works best for you. You might need to reapply two or three times per day.

Widespread Pain or Nausea

In the case of pain that’s not limited to a few locations, you’ll need to ingest CBD in some form. The product you choose is a matter of personal preference and onset time.

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For any CBD product, start with a minimal dosage and work up to the dose and frequency that provides the relief you need.

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What Does CBD Stand for and What Is It Anyway?

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Most people “sorta” know what CBD is – but if you want to be more informed without wasting tons of time researching, then this article is for you! We’ll answer questions like:

  • What does CBD stand for?
  • Is CBD legal?
  • How does CBD work?  

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What Does CBD Stand for?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is an active ingredient found in both the marijuana plant and the hemp plant (two distinct plants within the cannabis family). CBD is largely legal to sell and purchase in the United States when it’s derived from the hemp plant (not the marijuana plant). Why?  Hemp plants naturally have much lower levels of THC, the ingredient that gives you a high when ingested.

Hemp-derived CBD sold in the U.S. cannot contain more than 0.3% THC. This allows you to get the therapeutic benefits without the mind-altering drug effect.  

According to the World Health Organization, there’s no potential for pure hemp-derived CBD to be abused or cause addiction, and there’s no evidence it causes any health problems.

When consumed alone – CBD doesn’t get you “high” or have any psychoactive effect. So you don’t have to worry about it having the same impact as traditional marijuana.

People grow, sell, and consume CBD to help with ailments and various types of pain. Many consumers say they experience notable relief from aches and pains, the effects of chemotherapy, anxiety, insomnia, and much more.

Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years. The hemp plant originated in Central Asia and became popular throughout Europe during the Middle Ages. Today, China and Canada are the largest exporters of the industrial hemp crop.

Is CBD Legal?

After asking, “What does CBD stand for?” the next logical question becomes – “Is it legal to purchase?” It’s an important question but can be boiled down to a few simple facts.

Until recently, growing hemp was illegal in the United States because of its relationship to the marijuana plant. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, U.S. farmers can now grow hemp for the purpose of producing hemp-derived CBD. The bill removed hemp from the Controlled Substance Act and reclassified it for commercial use. So, it’s no longer lumped together with its ugly cousin – marijuana .

Best of all, federal law now makes it legal to sell CBD products in most states. However, state laws in Idaho, Nebraska, and South Dakota have declared all products from the marijuana or hemp plant illegal. So you can’t legally produce or purchase hemp-derived CBD in those states.

How Does It Work?

Your body produces its own cannabinoids (CBD or cannabidiol is a type of cannabinoid), and scientists call this bodily system the Endocannabinoid System or EC System. It regulates things like sleep, mood, appetite, memory, fertility, inflammation, and pain.

Your EC system uses two receptors CB1 (affects sleep, mood, appetite, memory, etc.) and CB2 (affects inflammation and pain) to receive messages and create effects in the body.

When a person consumes marijuana or detectable levels of THC, the THC directly attaches to the CB receptors and basically hijacks the messaging, affecting your sleep appetite, memory, etc. This is what makes you feel “high”.

When a person consumes hemp-derived CBD only, the CBD doesn’t attach to the CB receptors like THC does. Instead, researches now understand that CBD doesn’t directly interact with the receptors in your brain at all but instead stimulates your body to use more of its own cannabinoids.

Therefore, CBD doesn’t make you feel high, and according to many people, you still feel therapeutic affects after consuming CBD products.

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We’re proud to offer CBD edibles as part of our elite product line. You can now enjoy CBD gummies purchased from the company you trust to bring you the highest quality hemp products!

Most people like a little variety, and who doesn’t enjoy something sweet on occasion? Our CBD gummies give you another convenient way to enjoy your daily CBD dosage and all its therapeutic benefits.

We’ve complied a brief overview to answer your initial questions. Enjoy!

Why Should You Buy Gummies from Us?

If you’ve purchased from us before or are familiar with our website and brand, then you know you can trust us. We personally inspect the fields and factories of our suppliers, and it’s our mission to learn everything we can about where our products come from and how they’re produced.

So, when we bring you CBD edibles, we bring you the best. Here’s what sets our product apart from the rest:

  • Our gummies are made from natural and organic ingredients, including organic fruit concentrates and natural flavors. Our product isn’t packed with sugar either! These gummies contain only 2 grams of sugar and 15 calories per serving. We want you to enjoy your CBD edibles without concern over what unhealthy ingredients may be lurking inside.
  • You get more CBD per serving with our gummies. Many brands sell them with only 5 or 10 mg of CBD per gummy, and the label suggests a serving of 2-4 gummies! That seriously cuts down on your supply! Our CBD edibles contain 25mg of CBD in each gummy, which means one container will take you much further and provide more of the relief you need.

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How Do Our CBD Gummies Taste?

You’ll find many types of CBD edibles available online and in brick-and-mortar stores, but not everyone loves the strong, grassy taste of full-spectrum CBD products. Our gummies are made with CBD isolate instead – pure, powdered CBD without the rest of the hemp plant. It’s a concentrated form of CBD only which means no strong or grassy taste.

Many people seek out full-spectrum CBD for non-edibles like tinctures and gel caps, because the combined components of the hemp plant provide a fuller therapeutic effect. Since you don’t have to chew gel caps or tinctures, the taste isn’t a problem.

But when it comes to edibles, you don’t want your gummies to taste earthy – so CBD isolate is the way to go. You get the awesome benefits of CBD in a tasty, sweet gummy fruit snack.

It’s also important to note that CBD isolate contains virtually no trace of THC, the psychoactive component of hemp that generates a “high”.

Is the Therapeutic Effect Different with CBD Edibles?

Regardless of how you take CBD, the same dosage will yield the same effects. The only question is – how long until the effects begin? CBD tinctures can begin to work in as little as 15 minutes, but CBD edibles, such as gummies, require 30-60 minutes (or longer) to take effect.

Why the difference? Edibles must travel through your digestive tract where the active ingredients are absorbed into your bloodstream and then travel to your liver. The liver not only detoxifies chemicals – it also metabolizes drugs or medications. Once this process is completed, you’ll begin feeling the therapeutic effects of CBD edibles.

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Is CBD for Anxiety Effective? Recent Studies Say ‘YES!’

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Current research suggests CBD for anxiety is an effective, safe, and well-tolerated means for reducing anxiety symptoms, even in those patients with PTSD. Nearly 40 million adults in the U.S. suffer from some form of anxiety and there’s no indication these numbers will fall any time soon.

So, if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety condition, you’re certainly not alone!

Big pharma has produced an extensive number of medications to treat anxiety, and many patients are thankful for the help. However, the routine side-effects, increasing dosages, and combined prescriptions have probably driven you to seek more effective, long-term, and natural treatments.

What Research Says About CBD for Anxiety

A study was published in January 2019 by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) and found:

  • Anxiety levels dropped in about 79% of patients after using CBD for a month
  • Anxiety remained at lower levels throughout the study
  • Few notable side-effects reported
  • CBD better tolerated than anti-anxiety medications
  • CBD treatment produced “clinically significant” anxiety relief
  • Patients experienced no altered consciousness or “high”

Fewer side effects means a huge win for CBD, because traditional anti-anxiety medications come with a truckload of them. But adding CBD to your anxiety treatment plan doesn’t mean you can or should stop other medications.

In this study, patients continued taking psychiatric medications and some were also receiving mental health services.  However, significant improvement in anxiety levels began after introducing CBD as part of the treatment. If you are facing having to add another prescription to your regimen, talk to your doctor about adding a quality CBD product.

Additionally, all patients in the study were diagnosed by a psychiatrist, which typically suggests more severe symptoms. This makes symptom-relief even more promising if you suffer from mild to moderate anxiety.  

79% of Patients Reported Reduced Anxiety

What Research Says About CBD for PTSD            

In April 2019, an 8-week study on CBD and the treatment of PTSD reports reduced symptoms in 91% of participants. Moreover, those patients with frequent PTSD-related nightmares reported having fewer nightmares while taking CBD.

As in the previous study, these patients continued psychiatric care and prescription medications while participating, but significant improvement occurred after adding CBD to the treatment plan.

Here are a few other highlights from the CBD and PTSD study:

  • Doses used were lower than in other research
  • Patients reported greater symptom improvement with higher doses
  • Patients received liquid spray and capsule forms of CBD
  • Study shows a sustained decrease in symptoms

Nearly 8 million adults in the U.S. suffer from PTSD and the condition can last months or even years. It’s a severe type of anxiety that typically develops after a traumatic event, like rape, abuse, war, mass violence (terrorist attack), or a natural disaster.

Interestingly, experts say that women are far more susceptible to PTSD than men, and about 1 in 10 women will develop this condition at some point in her lifetime.

While research results on using CBD for anxiety are very promising, more controlled, clinical trials are needed for conclusive results.

How to Take CBD for Anxiety

As always – talk to your doctor before using CBD products and be sure you know what you’re getting before you buy. In general, higher doses of CBD have more success in reducing anxiety, symptoms – but everyone is different.

The team at Pure Botanical Wellness recommends discussing CBD with your doctor and starting at a lower dose and gradually increasing until you notice a reduction in symptoms. You’ll want to find the optimal level for your body.  

Remember, there’s no FDA regulation of CBD currently. So, do your homework and know what you’re buying!

We Sell High-Quality CBD Products Online

We’ve posted lab results for our products so you can have confidence when you purchase from us!

Be sure to try our CBD soft gels and powerful CBD oil tinctures for anxiety relief!

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How to Buy CBD: Which Type of CBD Is Right for You?

How to buy cbd

If you’re new to CBD and feel a little out of your element, then you’re probably wondering how to buy CBD and what type will work best for your needs. As you scroll through our website, you’ll see everything from lip balm to soft gels. Does it matter what type of CBD you buy? Yes, there are differences you’ll probably want to know about. We’re here to provide you with a crash course in how to buy CBD, specifically CBD products we offer in our online store.  

CBD for Relief Throughout the Body (Systemic Products)

If you want the therapeutic effects of CBD throughout your body to prevent and manage ailments, then buy CBD in an ingestible form for widespread relief. Tinctures and soft gels afford the longest-lasting effects, usually 4 to 8 hours or more, depending on the person.


Our tinctures contain organic olive oil infused with a liquid CBD concentrate. The olive oil, (a.k.a. carrier oil) helps your body absorb the liquified CBD. Tinctures are held under your tongue for about 10 seconds and are quickly absorbed into your arterial blood supply. Despite the quick absorption, it will take about an hour for you to feel the full effect.

But why buy CBD products containing olive oil?

Olive oil is the safest and most well tolerated CBD carrier oil and also has its own very positive health benefits.  Other popular carrier oils can cause GI side effects we don’t want to talk about here!

Flavored CBD Tinctures

Soft Gels

Our soft gels contain full-spectrum, hemp-derived CBD in an organic olive oil carrier. They provide widespread, therapeutic effects, just like tinctures, but they have a longer onset time. Since CBD soft gels must travel through your digestive system rather than being directly absorbed into the blood stream. It will take more than an hour before you start feeling any effects.

Many people opt to buy CBD soft gels, because they’re more familiar with pills than tinctures and are more comfortable with this form.

If you have trouble swallowing pills or want a quicker onset time, you might prefer a CBD tincture.   

Vape Juice

Our CBD Vape Juice products are made from CBD isolate, meaning they contain 99% pure CBD crystals. The crystals have been pulverized into a powder that’s easily vaporized using a vape pen or other vaping method.

When you buy CBD in this form, you can expect to feel the effects immediately after use. Inhaling vaporized CBD oil (think e-cigs for CBD) allows the compounds to absorb into your bloodstream directly from the lungs. Depending on the individual, the effects will last anywhere from 90 minutes to 3 hours.

Our vape juice contains no nicotine and no THC. It will not produce any type of high. However, if you have a lung condition or are concerned about how vaping may affect your lung health, you may prefer to buy CBD products in other forms, such as soft gels or tinctures.

Researchers are still studying the health effects of vaping, and especially vaping CBD juice.

Salves, Oils, Lip Balms

CBD for Localized Relief (Topicals)

Our localized CBD products are simply topicals that only affect the area where you apply them. They’re typically used to relieve muscle and joint pain and come in various forms such as salves or rubs, oils, and even lip balms.

You apply topicals directly to the skin and can expect to feel effects in as little as 15 minutes. You’ll continue to experience relief for hours and can reapply as needed.

If you want to buy CBD products to provide relief for achy muscle and joints without ingestion, then our topicals may be the best type of CBD for you.

Browse Our Online Store!

Ready to Buy CBD Products for the first time? Or, are you ready to try a different CBD product?

Head over to our store and locate the CBD product that’s right for you! Still have questions? We’ve got answers. Please contact us for further assistance.