Isolates vs. Distillates: Your Guide to Purified Cannabis

Isolates vs. Distillates: Your Guide to Purified Cannabis

Isolates vs. Distillates: Your Guide to Purified Cannabis

Curious about trying different cannabis products, but you’re not sure where to start? Then check out our article on isolates versus distillates, the complete guide to pure and concentrated cannabis!
There are many different terms that you’ll need to learn when you first start shopping for cannabis products, but the good news is that it won’t take you long. It can be quite intimidating for new users trying to learn different terms like isolate, distillate, and broad spectrum, but once you learn them, you’ll be kicking yourself for being hesitant to try CBD.

Around the world, more and more people are turning to natural products such as CBD to help with various conditions. It’s essential to remember that CBD isn’t a miracle cure. No two conditions or people are the same, and what works for one person or condition may not work for another. In the following article, we will be taking a look at CBD isolates versus CBD distillate.

WHAT IS CBD ISOLATE?

When you purchase a CBD isolate, you’re getting an isolated form of cannabidiol (CBD). All other plant material, essential oils, terpenes, and cannabinoids are stripped away during the manufacturing process, leaving only pure CBD. If you’re concerned about drug tests, then CBD isolates products are the best way to go because everything, including any traces of THC, has been stripped away.

CBD isolate is utilized in various products, including CBD oils, CBD gummies, and CBD edibles. Almost all CBD isolate is 99% pure CBD. You can also obtain CBD isolate in a powder or crystal form.

WHAT IS CBD DISTILLATE?

When you purchase a CBD distillate, you’re getting a product that contains other plant materials, essential oils, terpenes, and other cannabinoids. It’s believed that by combining all of these elements, you can enhance the ability or effectiveness of the CBD. This is known as the entourage effect.

If you’re looking for the most effective and natural CBD product, then a CBD distillate may be a better option than an isolate.

WHAT IS THC DISTILLATE?

Another product that you may have heard of is THC distillate. THC distillate is a concentrated form of THC with all other cannabinoids and materials stripped away, leaving a potent final product. You could choose either a THC distillate or CBD distillate. THC or CBD distillate are the base ingredients for almost all vape liquids and oils. Distillate refers to the process which is used during the purification process.

A THC distillate would be a potent THC dominant compound. It is usually flavorless and odorless, making it an ideal base for a variety of other products. If you are using any distillates, you should be cautious about how much you use because they can be extremely potent, and their potency, which makes them so sought after by cannabis enthusiasts.

THE EASIEST WAY TO CHOOSE YOUR CBD PRODUCTS IS BY REMEMBERING THE FOLLOWING:

1. CBD Isolates

Isolates contain only pure CBD and no other plant material, cannabinoids, terpenes, or essential oils.

2. Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad Spectrum CBD products contain all the plant material, essential oils, terpenes, and cannabinoids except THC, which is stripped out during manufacturing.

3. Full Spectrum CBD

Full Spectrum CBD products contain all the other plant material, essential oils, terpenes, and cannabinoids, including trace amounts of THC, usually less than 0.3%.

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How CBD Will Increase Your Productivity!

How CBD Will Increase Your Productivity!

How CBD Will Increase Your Productivity!

Are you looking for a way to boost your productivity naturally? Then CBD could be just what you have been searching for!
There’s no denying that the last twelve months have been chaotic, to say the least. The COVID-19 pandemic sweeping across the globe has left millions of people out of work or working remotely. These changes, in conjunction with add financial pressures, have left many people facing almost impossible working conditions and even more significant changes to how they perform their daily tasks.

Staying productive while you work remotely has proven to be a significant challenge for many people working from home. For many people, the dream of working from home has quickly turned into a nightmare as they struggle to meet demanding deadlines. The good news is that you have a few natural options for staying productive that don’t involve three cups of coffee or drinking multiple cans of energy drinks.

In the following article, we’re going to be taking a closer look at how CBD could help with your productivity. Many people already know that CBD can help with inflammation and pain, but did you know that it can also assist you with mental alertness? It seems hard to believe that CBD, the sister cannabinoid to THC, could be an effective way to increase your mental alertness, but CBD is actually 100% non-psychotropic. What does that mean? It means that CBD isn’t going to get you high, as THC would.

Why CBD can help increase your productivity and why so many are adding CBD to their daily health and wellness routine.

1 . CBD could help to reduce motivational dysfunction

A study that was recently done on CBD found that CBDA could assist with reducing motivational dysfunction through the activation of the 5-HT1A receptor and also elevations in the ECB tone. With one day at home, quickly stretching into another, any boost in motivation will be helpful in assisting you to increase your motivation.

2 . CBD could help improve your cognitive performance

CBD studies have revealed that CBD is proven to have neurological benefits and also increase neural pathways leading to a boost in thought processes. CBD could also act like other cognitive supplements to improve your memory, motivation, creativity in healthy people. If you feel like the COVID-19 pandemic or lockdown is getting you down, then CBD could be a natural and safe way to help with boosting your cognitive performance.

3 . CBD can help you to reduce the stress in your life

Apart from the benefits which we have already spoken about above, CBD can also help to soothe your mind. The endocannabinoids, which are produced naturally by our bodies, help to regulate a variety of different functions while binding to the receptors responsible for serotonin production (a chemical is known to improve your mood and reduce your stress levels), boosting serotonin production. There are a lot of different variables when you are working from home or remotely that can increase your stress levels—things like kids, roommates, different workloads, and many more. Reducing stress, which could lead to anxiety, a mental health condition affecting millions of people around the world, is essential for increasing productivity.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL SPECTRUM CBD AND CBD ISOLATE!

 
When you first start looking at CBD products, you’re going to encounter two main types, CBD isolates, and full spectrum CBD. In this section, we’ll look at the differences between CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD products.

CBD ISOLATE

CBD isolate is pure CBD. All other plant material and cannabinoids have been stripped away during the manufacturing process leaving only pure CBD. If you are sensitive to other cannabinoids, then CBD isolate may be the best product for you.

FULL SPECTRUM CBD

Full spectrum CBD contains all the essential oils, nutrients, cannabinoids, and terpenes from the hemp plant. It’s made using all the materials in the plant. Many people believe that by using full spectrum.

CBD CONCLUSION

 
There is no easy solution to determining how much CBD you should take, or which is the best product for you. No two people are the same, and how much tolerance they have to CBD will vary. Most experts recommend that you start slowly with CBD and try a variety of different delivery methods before settling one or another.

If you are currently taking any medication, please speak to your doctor or healthcare professional before trying CBD as it can interfere with the way that your body processes some prescription medication. If you have any questions about CBD or would like to learn more, then please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.

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5 Benefits of using tinctures

5 Benefits of using tinctures

5 Benefits of using tinctures

Tinctures have a long history of helping people in both natural and modern medicine. Did you know that before the prohibition of marijuana, cannabis tinctures were prescribed by doctors to treat ailments ranging from gout and arthritis to menstrual cramps and even cholera? It might be hard to believe, but in the early 1900s, cannabis tinctures were also branded and sold in American pharmacies. We have come a long way since then, yet tinctures are still a far more natural (and practical) form of treating many common ailments. Because of their versatility, tinctures are among the most popular methods to dose CBD and THC. Compact and convenient, tinctures are discreet, and you can bring them with you on the go. The following are the most common ways to use THC & CBD tinctures :

Sublingually (under the tongue)

Swallowed either with food

Blended into food or beverages

Applied topically

1. CANNABIS TINCTURES COME IN A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES

Although the most common method of extraction to make tinctures is alcohol, many cannabis tinctures use MCT oil, glycerin, or other carrier oils. Cannabis tinctures range from CBD only tinctures, to 1:1 CBD + THC blend, full-spectrum, and tinctures with added vitamins (CBD + Vitamin C).

2. CANNABIS TINCTURES PROVIDE ACCURATE DOSAGE CONTROL

The most common method of dosing cannabis tinctures is sublingually by placing a few drops under your tongue. This method delivers cannabinoids to your bloodstream quickly, as the tissue in your mouth acts as a direct segue into your arterial system via capillaries and blood vessels. You can also add tinctures to your food or drinks, however, the cannabinoids would need to pass through your GI tract, which takes longer, and also produces the same effect as ingesting cannabis edibles/drinkables.

3. CANNABIS TINCTURES AS EFFECTIVE TOPICAL APPLICATIONS

Although topical cannabis lotions are available, tinctures can also be useful in treating sprains and localized bruising. Tinctures can be applied directly to your skin, or mixed with your favourite lotion.

4. TINCTURES AS A SMOKELESS
ALTERNATIVE TO MEDICAL MARIJUANA

Because of their size, tinctures can be taken with you (almost) everywhere you go. They are a fantastic smokeless alternative to consuming CBD and THC, and you can dose medical marijuana without worrying about producing odours that come from other traditional methods (i.e., a joint or bong).

5. TINCTURES OFFER CANNABINOID AND TERPENE ABSORPTION RESULTING IN THE ENTOURAGE EFFECT

When dosing cannabis tinctures sublingually, the onset of effects happens relatively quickly, with most people reporting feeling them in as little as 15 minutes. When using full-spectrum tinctures, you also get the benefit of therapeutic terpenes and other cannabinoids. Be advised that potencies do vary, however, and if you are new to tincture dosing, start low and increase your dose gradually.

HOW TO STORE CANNABIS TINCTURES:

Heat and light can break down terpenes and cannabinoids, which decreases their potency. It is important to close your cannabis tinctures tightly and keep them in a dark, cool place, that is safe from children and pets. When stored properly, cannabis tinctures can have a shelf life of up to one year. Once you begin to feel the many benefits they contribute to your overall health and well being, you will be onto your next tincture before the last one expires.

WHERE CAN I GET CANNABIS AND CBD TINCTURES?

For those who want to start using CBD and cannabis products as part of their daily health regimen, dosing with Herb Angels Balance tinctures is the perfect way to start. As innovators in the nutraceutical realm, we pride ourselves on educating consumers about alternative health and wellness practices, and stand by our commitment to creating high-quality, medical grade, cannabis products. With collections ranging from skincare products to CBD vape pens and tinctures, Herb Angels is setting the bar at a new high, when it comes to industry standards.

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Women in cannabis

Women in cannabis

Women in cannabis

A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN’S LEAST TOXIC RELATIONSHIP

Cannabis and its use in society have a rich and colourful history dating back millennia. Not surprisingly, the cultivation and distribution of cannabis have been credited to (you guessed it), men. But in light of Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day, we are going to celebrate the often under appreciated and overlooked contributions women have made to weed.

Fun fact: Only female cannabis plants produce bud — if we were to rely solely on male plants for something to get us high, we would be HIGHLY disappointed.

GANJA GODDESSES

Before the patriarchy came around and ruined all the fun, women were revered as healers, storytellers, and spiritual guides. Many ancient cultures celebrated their ability to bring life into the world as a super-human power. Around 2300 BCE, ancient Mesopotamia saw the rise of the Sumerian Goddess Ishtar. The Goddess Ishtar wasn’t only the first documented deity — she was also a powerful female figure who influenced women to harness the healing powers of plants. She was so influential that she even had a dedicated, sacred herb, Sim. Ishara, that her worshippers burned in honour of her. That fragrant sacred herb was none other than cannabis.

For the thousands of years that followed, the intertwined relationship between women and cannabis continued to flourish. Women turned to cannabis to treat several ailments. Ancient Egyptians combined ground cannabis with honey to relieve uterine pain and swelling associated with pregnancy and childbirth. Papyrus scrolls often depicted affluent women holding cannabis leaves. Ancient scriptures document the use of pot by women to treat “sorrow,” and “bad humour” (which was most likely caused by men).

In ancient India, weed was used to treat nausea associated with pregnancy and to also relieve pain during childbirth. It was used as a tantric aphrodisiac to help women get in the mood. Needless to say, pot played a significant role in their circle of life.

Cannabis seemed to be a hit among the gods with Chinese mythology also highlighting the plant’s link to the divine. Magu, a deity depicted as a beautiful young woman, represented health and vitality. She was known to be empathetic and gave particular care to the poor and the sick. Although her sweet elixir of life was made of peaches, her celestial healing powers were invoked by cannabis.

According to Hebrew and Christian scripture, a sweet herb (believed to be cannabis) was even gifted to King Solomon by the Queen of Sheba. King Solomon loved burning “sweet herbs” so much that he built a temple specifically for hotbox… err burning

WESTWARD WEED GO!

Through trade, cannabis eventually made its way to Europe, where it continued its harmonious relationship with women. Vikings and Germanic cultures used it to reduce pain for smoother childbirths. In England, women applied cannabis topically to reduce swelling associated with menstruation. The Royal Family also has a history of pot use — in the 1800s, it was prescribed by Queen Victoria’s doctor to treat her menstrual cramps. High tea, anyone?

RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA USE BY WOMEN

“Just me and my cat chillin’ in my cannabis garden.”

Historically, women have used marijuana recreationally for its euphoric effects and also to boost creativity. In “Perilous Play,” a short story by author Louisa May Alcott, one character exclaims, “Heaven bless hashish, if its dreams end like this!” after consuming cannabis-infused edibles.

Back then, there were no big pharma companies. Swollen breasts and PMS? Cannabis was there. UTI? Cannabis juice, not cranberry juice. Hot flashes and menopause? Cannabis, baby. Without the help of men, women have safely self-medicated cannabis in some way, shape or form — put simply, cannabis enriched the lives of women. I mean, if it didn’t we would call it can’t-ibis, right?

IT’S ALL FUN AND GAMES UNTIL HARRY ANSLINGER BANS CANNABIS.

Women reaped all the benefits of weed for thousands of years and enjoyed it with no issues. However, things started to change during the turn of the 20th century. Governments (men) around the world started banning cannabis use. Despite having no history or reports of its use, Canada banned cannabis in 1923. By 1937, the United States enforced the prohibition of all cannabis products. Spearheaded by the notorious narc, Harry Anslinger, the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 criminalized the use of cannabis. By law, everyone, including doctors and pharmacists had to destroy or surrender any existing medical cannabis tinctures. Women had to turn to other less effective means to treat the list of ailments that were specific to their gender. Weed was banished into the shadows of the black market where it would remain for the next 90 years.

WOMEN, WEED, AND THE NEW MILLENIUM

The 200 years of prohibition experienced by cannabis nearly destroyed a legacy that spanned 5000 years. However, the stigma attached to weed is starting to fade as more places decriminalize its use. As the number of people adopting pot into their daily lives continues to grow, so does the cannabis industry. Despite it being one of the oldest cultivated crops known to humanity, pot has almost become novel. Can you think of a glow-up better than cannabis’? We didn’t think so. And interestingly enough, the booming green industry appears to be more friendly towards females than other sectors, such as tech, agriculture, tobacco and alcohol, and CPG.

Women used weed as a form of empowerment and its prohibition was just another way for society to silence them. Could the resurgence of pot 2.0 mean an opportunity to reclaim their power? As optimists, feminists, and realists, our answer is yes.

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Better Living 5 Ways to Add CBD To Your Daily Routine

Better Living 5 Ways to Add CBD To Your Daily Routine

Better Living 5 Ways to Add CBD To Your Daily Routine

If you have been searching for different ways to add CBD into your life, then we have prepared this article about five easy techniques that anyone can incorporate cannabidiol into their life with no fuss!
Before we get started into five easy ways that anyone can incorporate CBD into their life, we’re going to be answering some of the most asked questions consumers have about CBD. We’ll be looking at what CBD is, the versatility of CBD and different delivery methods available, the difference between full spectrum CBD and CBD isolate, recommended dosages, and much more!

If you’re curious about how to incorporate CBD into your daily routine, then you’ve come to the right place!

WHAT IS CBD, AND WHERE DOES IT COME FROM?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two most abundant cannabinoids found in both hemp and marijuana. Unlike the other main cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) , CBD isn’t psychotropic and won’t get you ‘high’ like THC would.

Almost all CBD products use CBD that’s sourced from industrial hemp plants. This is because hemp plants are naturally high in CBD and low in THC. The 2018 US Farm Bill made it 100% legal to produce products from hemp if they contain less than 0.3% THC.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT DELIVERY METHODS AVAILABLE FOR CBD?

One of the greatest things about CBD is its versatility. There are a variety of different ways that you can easily incorporate CBD into your daily life. Some of the most popular delivery methods include CBD oils, tinctures, edibles, fresh flowers, vape liquids, topicals and balms, and even CBD capsules.

Each of the different delivery methods has its advantages and disadvantages, and you must choose a delivery method to suit you, your condition, or your lifestyle. For example, edibles, oils, and tinctures are all slow-acting, but the effects last much longer. Vape liquids are fast-acting but require more consistent dosing throughout the day. Topicals and creams are suitable for external application and more suited to muscle aches and pains, and skin issues.

Capsules and Tablets
Tinctures
Vape Pens
Pure Extracts

CAN YOU OVERDOSE FROM CBD, HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ‘CBD is generally well tolerated with a good safety profile. Reported adverse effects may be as a result of drug-drug interactions between CBD and patients’ existing medications.’ There is almost no practical way to overdose on CBD products.

According to a study that was published in Current Drug Safety, a toxic dose of CBD is close to 20,000mg of pure CBD taken all at once. That’s a lot of CBD! The average CBD oil product contains approximately 100mg of active CBD. You would need to drink about 200 bottles of 100mg CBD oil to reach this level.

Interestingly, CBD can also reduce the adverse effects of high THC products. When you take too much THC, it’s referred to as ‘greening out,’ and it can be extremely unpleasant. It results in nausea, vomiting, sweating, stress, and paranoia. When you use CBD, it prevents THC from effectively binding with the CB1 receptor in the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The less effectively the THC cannabinoids bind with the receptors, the less ‘high’ you’ll get while also still getting the potential therapeutic benefits associated with them.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN FULL SPECTRUM CBD AND CBD ISOLATE!

 
When you first start looking at CBD products, you’re going to encounter two main types, CBD isolates, and full spectrum CBD. In this section, we’ll look at the differences between CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD products.

CBD ISOLATE

When you first start looking at CBD products, you’re going to encounter two main types, CBD isolates, and full spectrum CBD. In this section, we’ll look at the differences between CBD isolate and full spectrum CBD products.

FULL SPECTRUM CBD

Unlike isolates, full spectrum CBD products do contain other trace amounts of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential oils, and plant material. Most full spectrum CBD products will either be less than 3% THC or have had the THC removed during the manufacturing process. Many people believe that by combining the CBD with other compounds such as terpenes, you can boost the effectiveness of the CBD. This is known as the Entourage Effect.

FIVE EASY WAYS TO INCORPORATE CBD INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE!

 
The versatility of this natural compound makes it simple and easy to work into your daily routine. In the next section, we’ll look at five fast and effective ways to add CBD to your routine.

1. CBD OIL IN THE MORNING

Adding CBD oil to your shake in the morning is a great way to get your day off to the right start. You could also add CBD to your coffee or tea but wait until it isn’t scorching hot. If the drink or liquid is too hot, it can reduce the effectiveness of the CBD.

2. THROUGH THE DAY FOR STRESS

Studies have shown that CBD could be an effective way to reduce stress. If you lead a hectic professional life, then CBD oils or CBD gummies throughout the day could help to reduce the stress in your life! It makes sense that if there is less stress in your life, you’ll be less likely to develop anxiety, a mental health condition affecting millions of people every day.

3. AFTER YOU WORK OUT

If you love working out, then CBD balms and lotions could be the perfect way to help inflammation associated with muscle injuries. Studies have shown us that CBD is a potent natural anti-inflammatory.

4. AS PART OF YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE

Different studies have shown that CBD could be an effective way to help reduce the pain and inflammation associated with skin conditions such as acne and eczema

5. RELAX BEFORE BED

Trying to unwind your thoughts before bed often leaves many of us struggling to get to sleep of a night. When you aren’t getting enough sleep, it can lead to a variety of harmful health conditions and impact both your personal and professional relationships. A regular dose of CBD could be the perfect way to combat stress and help you relax before bed.

CBD AND YOUR DAILY ROUTINE CONCLUSION

 
Thanks for checking out our article on how to incorporate CBD into your daily life. Now, you’ll have a much better idea about what CBD and how this versatile product can be quickly added to your daily routine without any fuss.

If you’re considering trying CBD and you are currently using any pharmaceutical medication, you should always consult your doctor or healthcare provider. While generally regarded as safe, CBD can alter the way that the body processes some pharmaceutical medications.

Got a question about CBD, or you’d like to share how CBD has helped you? Then please don’t hesitate to contact us directly or comment below! We’d love to hear from you.

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