CBD, What is it?

A safe, natural compound from Hemp, with 12,000 years of continuous use around the world. NOT PSYCHOACTIVE, NOT ILLEGAL, BUT VERY HEALTHFUL.

You may have heard about “CBD” (Cannabidiol) in the news. It’s the wonder compound found in legal Hemp, mostly in Industrial Hemp. There are many studies and hundreds of patents that attest to the effectiveness of CBD in humans and animals. However, statements attesting to the effectiveness have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any products sold and information mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease. Please consult your physician before beginning any new supplement.

CBD oil is extracted from hemp plants. CBD is a cannabinoid (like THC) but has no psychoactive effect and is used by people with a variety of ailments. These cannabinoids are mainly produced in the trichomes on the cannabis & hemp flowers. These trichomes are also called resin because it is very sticky (oily). To extract CBD oil, this resin or trichome is extracted from the plants. This resin is then sold either pure or diluted with oil. However, if the oil was derived from cannabis varieties (such as hemp varieties) with low THC and high CBD content, it is called CBD oil or Hemp oil. The purchase of cannabis oil is actually like buying THC oil. It is closely monitored to ensure that the sellers do not break the opium legislation. For example, the opium law is broken if more than 0.3% THC is present in the products.  We adhere to products that are Farm Bill 2014 compliant.

CBD Oil and Products (derived from Industrial Hemp)

How much should I take?

First and foremost, there is no scientific information at this point that directs how much CBD you should take for any given situation. This is just the way it is with Natural Remedies. And, the FDA only allows Hemp CBD Oil manufacturers to sell their oils with CBD as food supplements and not as any type of medicinal product. So, until it can be sold as a medicinal supplement or remedy, there won’t be any scientific data supporting sizes of doses. But, there is some helpful information that was found by scouring the internet and by talking to many people who have taken CBD. Hopefully, this info will help you by giving you guidelines to help you figure out what a proper dose may be for you.

CBD Hemp Oil products are, by the FDA guidelines, to be treated as food supplements and required to have some form of nutritional label and all manufacturers HAVE TO put some “suggested serving size” on the label. This is a huge disservice to anyone purchasing CBD Hemp Oil and trying to figure out how much they should take.  Most people turn to the label and figure whatever it says is how much they should take. This couldn’t be further from the truth.

But, the labeling requirement reality. So, please know that you should not give any credence to how much CBD the label says is a serving size. The numbers chosen are either arbitrary or can be helpful to some degree, but not necessarily an indication of how much CBD you should take.

So, HOW MUCH SHOULD I TAKE? This is the real question. And, as stated earlier there is no scientific data that says any number. And, by FDA guidelines, no one can say that any number of CBD will cure, help or treat any health condition. But, here’s what can be shared. Consider two things: your weight and the severity of your condition. The bigger you are, the more CBD one typically has to take. And, the more severe the situation, the more CBD one typically has to take.

For more information please come by and visit our store! 

We carry Freedom CBD oils and extracts and also Satisfy Liquids oils and products. 

We are Farm Bill 2014 HR 2642 compliant. CBD oils and products are from industrial hemp.

 

Small change in pH can have a profound effect on body function.

The first step towards great health begins with helping the body become more alkaline. The acid-alkaline balance is important, since many functions in the body occur only at a certain level of acidity or alkalinity. Many enzymes and chemical reactions in the body work best at a particular pH.

A small change in the pH can have a profound effect on body function. A lowered muscle pH for example, leads to a decrease in muscle permeability, which blocks nutrients from entering cells. Nutritional absorption from food or supplement sources becomes compromised. When your body is more acidic than alkaline, it is more fertile for diseases to develop.

An acid/alkaline imbalance of too much acidity may allow parasites, yeasts, cancer cells and other toxins to proliferate in our bodies. Becoming alkaline is very important and one of the easiest things to incorporate into your daily routine to ensure good health!

 

FACT: We cannot survive without water! What you drink makes a difference!

We opened our Alkaline Water store because we believe and understand the importance of achieving better health. My husband and I are both health conscious individuals and strive to give everyone who comes to us the best advice about being healthier, visit our website. When you are healthy you feel better. It is not something you notice overnight. It takes time to feel the positive changes within your body, it is all physiological down to the very cells that make us up and our cells are the living organisms that need the best of what we put into our bodies and that includes water, although it takes a little time you soon will see the difference on the outside as well. 
We cannot survive with out water, that is a FACT. Many don't know how dehydrated they are until they start to drink more water and eventually find that their bodies are craving water more than sodas, teas, energy drinks etc... water in most cases may just be water to the naked eye but it is what you don't see that makes all the difference! You can't necessarily see trace minerals or anti-oxidants but you can certainly taste and see the cleanliness of our water. We make sure it is clean and we put back the minerals that are necessary for function as well as the anti-oxidants that keep free radicals from destroying our cells. Changes do not happen overnight but keeping consistent to what you eat and drink to make you feel your best is what is important. Only YOU can take charge of your health and well-being! You are responsible for YOU!

So Why Alkaline Water?

We have come to believe that commercial filtering machines and bottled water companies produce “good” water. However, it has been scientifically proven that the balance of our health is directly related to the pH levels of the water and blood circulating inside of us. To compare, if the ocean water became too acidic most sea life will die, the ocean must maintain certain pH levels for life to exist. The air we breathe can become too acidic, if it does we die. Each of these has their own ways to maintain good pH levels. It is the same with our bodies it needs to maintain a certain pH level to thrive and fend off disease, we may not see it of course, but our body works to try to maintain a pH level of 7.3-7.4. However, many of us don’t eat like we should, we eat too much processed foods; we drink too much coffee, tea, sodas etc…; even medications can cause acidity. Our body is a machine and if it’s overworked it will break down and it will be less efficient to maintain its normal pH levels, therefore when it does break down slowly it will eventually not work. Alkaline water is RO water but the difference is we add back the good minerals and naturally increase the pH to 9.5 (pure water in nature that has not been contaminated will naturally have a high pH) so you are getting the best quality water that has added health benefits. Plainly stated, it helps your body help itself!

Ok so I’ll just drink Reverse Osmosis water. Nope, think again!

The amount of water that we drink is not just what keeps us healthy, it’s the ‘quality’ of the water we drink.

RO (reverse osmosis) process can only remove particles of larger dimensions than water molecules. However, the problem is that it not only removes contaminants but also filters out the essential minerals that are present in the water. Although this process works well , in this case it removes the good with the bad and what remains is what is called “dead water.” 

Can you tell if your dehydrated?

About 75% Americans are chronically dehydrated. For optimum hydration you need to be drinking the number of fluid ounces equal to half your body weight and not just the recommended “8 glasses per day.” If you weigh 140lbs, you need to drink 70 oz per day. Other beverages such as coffee, tea and soft drinks have caffeine and rather than hydrating you they dehydrate you due to the large amounts of caffeine.  Regular bottled water and tap water consumed today is acidic and will not efficiently absorb into the body, adding to the dehydration dilemma. Should you worry about being dehydrated? Absolutely! Dehydration can also slow down your metabolism which can lead to weight retention. Drinking the good kind of water that has added benefits to keep you better hydrated and provide the good minerals our body needs to function is essential to keeping even your metabolism at its best.

What's wrong with tap water?

Ground water contamination has created a need for purified water. Pollution in tap water has affected about 100 million people worldwide. In April 2014, Flint, Michigan reported high levels of lead that had leached from pipes into the water supply.  City officials issue boil-water advisory after coliform bacteria is also detected in tap water. In June 2016, Fountain, Colorado reports of well water testing revealed the aquifer beneath this community showed traces of perfluorinated chemicals or PFC’s at up to 20 times the levels viewed as safe.  These are just a couple of recent stories in the news and no State is immune. These chemicals are not the only ones that cause harm, high levels of chlorine in water (which many municipalities use to kill microbes) is also used. It is a poison that many of us are unaware that we are consuming it in our tap water.

Many believe that the water we get from beverages such as teas, coffees, sodas etc….is sufficient for the body to function; but that is not correct. The water from these beverages is poor quality distilled water. Most people just go out and buy bottled water. Consumption of bottle water has significantly increased about 9.5% every year since 1976. It is estimated that by 2016 bottle water will be the #1 packaged beverage sold in the U.S.

What is ORP?

As always we encourage everyone to be an informed consumer and we are passionate to educate all who walk through our door about our natural alkaline water and its many health benefits. So maybe you are wondering what is ORP? ORP stands for Oxidization Reduction Potential. We do not see it, but there is a continuous exchange of electrons that takes place between substances in the air, in the earth, in water, and in our bodies. This is known as ion exchange. A positive (+) ORP ...reading indicates that a substance is an oxidizing agent. The higher the reading, the more oxidizing it is. A negative (-) ORP reading indicates that a substance is a reducing agent. The lower the reading, the more anti-oxidizing it is. Alkaline water is an anti-oxidizing agent, as it has a negative ORP value and it is able to donate extra electrons to neutralize the harmful effects of free radicals on the body.