In light of Freedom of Information Day – and as valued customers – you deserve transparency. You should know what’s inside the CBD product to rub into your skin in the morning and the oil you drop under your tongue at night. You should also know how it’s made, where it comes from, and even the farmers that grew the hemp crops. Here’s everything we believe you should know about your health and wellness journey with CBD.

There’s so much buzz within the CBD industry, yet there’s still so much confusion on what exactly CBD is and how it works. There’s also a lot of uncertainty on how to navigate a saturated market where there’s good, AND bad CBD culprits out there. So let’s take it back… wayyyyy back, to gain a better understanding of CBD so you can make an informed and educated decision on what you’re putting in your body, and why.

History of CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) can be briefly defined as a natural extract from the hemp plant. It contains no THC (>.3%) so is both legal and non-intoxicating. The first recorded use of the cannabis plant for therapeutic purposes dates back to China. In the year 2737BC, Emperor Cheng Neng successfully brewed the first CBD cup of tea. The tea was used to treat gout, malaria, and rheumatism. It was even noticed that people who drank this tea over time had improved memory and brain function.

Since then, CBD has cropped up repeatedly throughout history; it was rumored that Queen Victoria used the plant to alleviate menstrual cramps, supporting the claims of analgesia. Before the dawn of prohibition, cannabis was given a chance in the limelight in 1839. The research on the medicinal importance of CBD began with one man — William B. O’Shaughnessy. And the rest as they say, is history. After many years in the prohibition dust, cannabinoids were brought to light again when a Harvard-trained chemist Roger Adams identified and extracted CBD, from the cannabis plant. And today, modern research on CBD is continuing as you read this article.

How is CBD Made?

CBD is available mostly in oil form, which is extracted from the hemp plant and then mixed with a ‘carrier’ oil. But CBD products come in all shapes and sizes, with different “types” of CBD and different forms to use.  While we can’t stipulate how other CBD brands make and produce their CBD products, at lost range.®, we are proud to share the CBD journey, from “Farm-to-Tincture”.

  1. Farming: Our raw CBD oil is made from industrial hemp, grown in certified organic practices in the surrounding areas of Hotchkiss, Colorado – aka “The Banana Belt” known for its rich soil. The hemp is sent for various 3rd party testing to measure potency and ensure it is clear from heavy metals, molds and terpenes.
  2. Extraction: We use the “Cold Ethanol Extraction” method to leave behind unwanted fats and chlorophyll, resulting in pure oil that is then further refined to produce the purest CBD.
  3. Production: All our products are produced in the mountains of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Hand-crafted in small batches, every ingredient is 100% natural to deliver ultimate healing properties.

What is Full-Spectrum & CBD Isolate?

CBD is a natural essential oil extracted from the hemp plant. It is one of over a hundred cannabinoids extracted from a strain of industrial-grade hemp which offers a host of benefits.

Both full-spectrum CBD and CBD isolate are extracts from the cannabis plant. Even though they come from the same plant, there are still differences. Full-spectrum CBD products contain small amounts of other cannabinoids, like THC, as well as flavonoids and terpenes, which are beneficial compounds that provide unique scents and flavors.

Full Spectrum Oil is an oil rich in CBD but also contains low levels of other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, CBC and THC. Full Spectrum Oil usually tests at around 75%-90% CBD and must test at less than .3% THC. Full Spectrum Oil is extracted by a 2-step process

CBD Isolate products go through further refining, so they only contain CBD. CBD Isolate is the purest form of CBD available, testing around 99.99% CBD and can be found in both crystalline and powdered crystal form. Isolate contains only one cannabinoid, CBD. Isolate is made through a 3-step extraction process in order to get the CBD isolated to its purest form.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

Understanding the endocannabinoid system will help you appreciate how CBD can benefit you. The Endocannabinoid system represents a network of neurotransmitters that mediate reactions to stress, pain and inflammation in all of our bodies.

The endocannabinoid system produces and regulates cannabinoids in the human body. Cannabinoids are a group of chemicals that interact with and bind to receptors in the brain, which can help regulate mood, sleep, appetite, and pain sensation.

Studies show that the ability to modulate the endocannabinoid system holds therapeutic promise for a broad range of diseases, including neurodegenerative, cardiovascular and inflammatory disorders, obesity/metabolic syndrome, tissue injury and pain, among others.

CBD interacts with the receptors in the endocannabinoid network, helping the body manage stressors and promoting homeostasis to achieve a better sense of balance and groundedness. A great way to think of these parts are keys and locks. The endocannabinoids act as the “keys” and receptors act as the “locks” in the system. By turning these keys, the system sends signals throughout your body and helps regulate many physiological functions. These functions include a multitude of things such as:

  • Pain perception
  • Learning and memory
  • Appetite
  • Mood 

Once the endocannabinoids have done their job and brought balance, certain enzymes come along to break them down and prevent them from going too far and upsetting the balance in the opposite direction. 

Can you Travel with CBD?

The current status of flying with CBD oil in the U.S. as of January 2020, according to the TSA website is as follows. “Marijuana and certain cannabis infused products, including some Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, remain illegal under federal law except for products that contain no more than 0.3 percent THC on a dry weight basis or that are approved by FDA.” 

CBD oil can help frequent flyers in many ways. It is said to help travelers regulate their body’s organs, immune system, and neurotransmitter signaling systems, which can help alleviate symptoms of jet lag, anxiousness, and sleeplessness. For all edibles, gels, lotions, oils, and other liquids, you should follow and comply with normal TSA 3-1-1 rules when you’re traveling with CBD oil: 

“Products/medications that contain hemp-derived CBD or are approved by the FDA are legal as long as it is produced within the regulations defined by the law under the Agriculture Improvement Act 2018.”

What is the best way to take CBD?

The ‘right’ dose of CBD is different for everybody. Just like with any other supplement, its effectiveness will change based on factors other than just weight. Your age, metabolism and tolerance to CBD, and the issue you are trying to treat are all important factors which influence how much CBD you should take in order to see results.

While CBD comes in many different sizes in shapes, we have put together a guide of products for first time users as well as frequent users to try something new!

Topicals have been known to treat localized pain and inflammation — on the spot! Our Gold Buckle Muscle and Joint Rub is the highest quality, highest potency CBD cream for your pain relief and inflammation. 

Gold Buckle CBD Muscle & Joint Rub $89.00 – $159.00 — or from $71.20 – $127.20 / month

CBD Skin Salve $35.00 – $59.00 — or from $28.00 – $47.20 / month

To soothe your aches and pains, thoroughly rub a small amount in your problematic areas as needed. For headaches and migraines, apply a small amount to your temples, forehead, and back of your neck. 

Tinctures – are a liquid form of CBD that are easily consumed and absorbed by the body. They are convenient, have a long shelf life, and are absorbed easily when taken under the tongue. Whether there is a specific condition you’re aiming to treat with CBD oil, or you are just looking to maintain optimal balance in your body, our Full Spectrum CBD oil or our Isolate CBD oil may be the perfect product for you.

Full Spectrum CBD Oil Tincture – 2000mg $109.00 — or $109.00 $87.20 / month

Isolate CBD Oil Tincture – 2000mg $109.00 — or $109.00 $87.20 / month

 

Final Thoughts

We hope our CBD Transparency session was informative to you as a newby, aor even as an experienced CBD advocate. Our small batch products are hand crafted with the best CBD in the market— helping our customers experience and enjoy all the benefits that CBD has to offer. 

If you would like to know more about our products and brand, our staff is always at your service for any questions. Contact us here today.


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