What is the Seed to Heart Process?

Revive CBD focuses on providing a natural, and reliable, alternative to medicine to our consumers. Our team formulates each of our products with the highest quality ingredients and level of care. Revive CBD seed to heart process allows us to oversee the entire life cycle of our products.  

Seed

Choosing the proper seeds for our hemp crop is no easy task. In order to provide you with the best products in the industry, we begin our process with hemp seeds that will produce the highest quality cannabidiol. When growing and choosing the right seed, we need to be careful of the variety of hemp being grown – not to exceed a 0.3 THC threshold (any higher would be considered a cannabis plant). Cannabis cultivation is subject to stricter rules and laws that lead to fines if broken. Our team grows hemp within the designated threshold, giving our consumers peace of mind. From soil to sunlight, we have the ability to control each variable involved. 

Harvest

Hemp that is grown specifically for CBD extraction is typically harvested in the fall when cannabinoid levels are at its peak. Hemp flowers are ready for harvesting when they are ripe and full. Plants are then dried and optimally cured. Timing is essential in this stage to ensure the plants promote a high-quality cannabis oil. Today, there is little documentation that features producing CBD on a broad-acre scale. Revive CBD is here to change the status quo.

Production

Our extraction and purification take place at our state-of-the-art 40,000 sq ft., cGMP extraction facility in Nevada, USA. Many of our competitors are testing unproven technologies when it comes to production. Our team, however, has gone through extensive research and experiments to ensure we are using preferred methods of extraction. There are two common methods of extracting cannabidiol from the hemp plant. Let’s talk about them:

  1. Supercritical CO2 Extraction: This method uses carbon dioxide under high pressure and extremely low temperatures while filtering the plants through a series of chambers. Supercritical means that carbon dioxide is at a temperature that at the same time acts both as a gas and a liquid. This filtering process allows us to isolate, preserve, and maintain the purity of the cannabidiol. This specific process requires expensive equipment and very close attention to detail. When done properly, the CO2 Extraction method produces a safe and potent product free of chlorophyll.  The material extracted looks like butter and thick oil containing fats and waxes natural to the hemp plant. When it comes out of the machine, CO2 is released in the air leaving behind the crude oil. We then winterize the product which utilizes freezing and distillation methods.
  2. Ethanol: solvent ethanol is introduced to the hemp plant in order to extract cannabinoids. This method is generally used to produce full-spectrum products as it generally destroys plant waxes.

Why we prefer to use supercritical CO2 extraction for hemp oil?

CBD extraction methods are extremely important to understand as the have a direct impact on the quality of the end product.  That is why Revive CBD goes the extra mile to ensure safe extractions with close attention to detail. For our process, we use supercritical CO2 extraction. 

  1. Purity: Like cooking, if you were to overcook your fresh ingredients all the nutrients will be gone.  While cooking the ingredients on a lower temperature preserves the healthy nutrients within. The same goes for CO2 extraction which allows us to retain hemp oil quality with 60%-85% CBD, minor cannabinoids (CBG, CBN, etc), and terpenes.
  2. Efficiency: CO2 extraction lead to higher yields, quicker extraction times, and lower energy consumption which allows us to minimize our carbon footprint.
  3. Versatile: CO2 extraction is highly customizable providing our team the ability to optimize our products for oil quality, and fine-tune our process to create new hemp oil products.

Unlike Ethanol extraction, and other use of toxic solvents that require several more hours to get rid of extra solvent in the oil.  In addition, industries outside of our space have proven time and time again that the highest efficiencies in commercial processing are of CO2.  CO2 extraction is a clean, safe, and versatile method of extraction hemp CBD.

NO solvents, NO heavy metals, and NO pesticides. 

Zero THC

Our hemp oil contains all cannabinoids and that are natural to hemp except THC ( the one that makes you high).  Our breeding methods and extraction process are geared towards preserving the beneficial phytocannabinoids, terpenes, and plant lipids all while eliminating the unwanted THC. 

Third-Party Lab Tested

Every Revive CBD product undergoes rigorous lab testing for the highest quality standards and quality control.  Third-party lab testing gives you as our consumer the ability to see what’s exactly in your product whether it be CBD, CBG, and various other terpenes.

Organically Grown

Organically grown hemp is crucial to the quality of CBD.  As of this time, the USDA does not certify domestic hemp. At this point, CBD companies are only allowed to say “Organically Grown”.  Once our farms and suppliers are approved by the USDA, we’ll be the first to apply for certification.

Heart

Undoubtedly the most important, and final, step in the process. This is the step that makes all of our hard work worth it; because we provide you with products that help you maximize your full potential. Scientific research has proven that CBD may be therapeutic for a multitude of conditions. Cannabidiol can mimic and augment the efforts of the endogenous compounds in our bodies – this is what scientists refer to as the “endocannabinoid system”. Our health suffers when the endocannabinoid system is not functioning properly. By modulating the endocannabinoid system and improving tone, CBD can slow, or even stop, the progression of various diseases. Our team at Revive CBD has first-hand experiences with CBD and the health benefits it has had on us and in our families. From CBD tinctures to CBD infused rock candy, each product is made to help our consumers achieve the greatest benefits. It is important to us that we provide only the highest grade products and help lead the charge in making disease optional. This is the foundation of Revive CBD – from our hearts to yours. 

How to choose your CBD online

The best way to choose your CBD is to do some research and ask yourself these simple questions. 

  1. Where does the product come from?
  2. How is the hemp processed?
  3. What parts of the hemp plant are used?
  4. Is there a 3rd party lab test available?
  5. Is the CBD Brand reputable?

If those questions (above) are not answered written in text or visually through photos, that online hemp brand has not taken the extra step to guarantee transparency. Here at Revive CBD online shop, we empathize with our customers. We value customer experience above all else.  We provide lab tests that are easily accessible on the product pages, and you through our process from seed to heart. The CBD market grows day by day, and countless brands are entering the space. As technology advances, consumers will better develop a better understanding of the production process. Continue reading our Revive CBD blog to learn more.

Top reasons why you should use Hemp Oil

Top reasons why you should use Hemp Oil

Not without reason is hemp oil one of the healthiest oils in the world, yet the hemp plant is still burdened with prejudice. What exactly hemp oil is, how it works, and what you have to consider when buying, you will find out here.

 

What hemp oil is actually?

Hemp oil is extracted from Cannabis Sativa

Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil as is, from the plant Cannabis sativa, won and originated probably from Central Asia. Although the hemp plant was used as a medicinal herb millennia ago, it has become increasingly discredited in 20th century Europe. The Cannabis Sativa was considered a drug plant whose cultivation was strictly prohibited until 1996.

Hemp is extremely valuable for our health and a true enrichment in natural medicine. In the meantime, the cultivation of hemp plants is legal to a certain extent, but it is still under heavy control because only hemp varieties without intoxicating substances may be planted.

 

There is no tetrahydrocannabinol, THC for short, in hemp oil, which is why the oil is not intoxicating. This ingredient is only in the resin of the cannabis plant. The hemp oil is obtained from the seeds of Cannabis sativa, and cold-pressed. Instead of intoxicating substances, the seeds contain valuable nutrients, minerals, and healthy fatty acids.

 

Difference between hemp oil and CBD oil

They are often confused as synonyms, with hemp oil and CBD oil referring to two different varieties. While hemp oil is extracted from the seeds of the hemp plant, CBD oil is an extraction from the leaves of the green plant. The main difference between the two types of oil lies in the ingredients and, accordingly, in effect. For example, CBD oil helps prevent cancer and may even relieve the symptoms of the disease. Hemp oil, on the other hand, has no significant effects on cancer.

 

Ingredients of hemp oil

More than 4,000 years ago, people in Central Asia discovered that the hemp plant possessed special healing powers. It was mainly used to treat rheumatism, inflammation and improve the well-being used. Hemp oil contains valuable vitamins, phytochemicals and good fatty acids. The minerals calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc, phosphorus, manganese, copper and sodium finally complete the nutrient package.

 

Unsaturated fatty acids

Most vegetable oils contain many valuable nutrients, phytochemicals, and minerals – what makes hemp oil so special? Like other healthy oils, the oil of hemp seeds consists of up to 80 percent essential unsaturated fatty acids. Hemp is unbeatable among the oils because it has the perfect ratio of omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids. Because we now eat in excess of Omega-6 fatty acids, diseases and chronic diseases are increasing. Both fatty acids are enormously important and healthy for us – just the right amount. Hemp oil can not only offer both, but it also has the ideal ratio of 1: 3 to omega-3 to omega-6 fatty acids, For example, hemp oil is an important source of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids for vegans, which are usually found mainly in animal products.

 

Omega-3 and Omega-6 are among the essential unsaturated fatty acids. Without it, our body can not function properly, but still, it can not be made by itself. So we absolutely have to eat these essential fatty acids through our diet.

One of the most important omega-3 fatty acids is alpha-linolenic acid. It fulfills important functions in the organism and prevents, among other things, heart disease and dementia. At the same time, it shows great effects in the treatment of sleep disorders and ADHD.

 

Vitamins and antioxidants

But hemp oil has a lot more in it: Vitamins E, B1, and B2 are also abundant in the precious oil. Especially the antioxidant vitamin E favors a healthy, young skin and can prevent premature wrinkling. The antioxidant is also a true cell-protector, destroying free radicals and preventing uncontrolled cell growth.

Vitamin B1 is also extremely important for your health – it plays a central role in the maintenance of the central and peripheral nervous system . Vitamin B1, therefore, ensures that information and stimuli can be transmitted smoothly from the brain to the muscle. Vitamin B2, on the other hand, plays a crucial role in metabolic processes and in the conversion of food into energy.

 

Secondary plant substances

The fact that the hemp oil has a green color is due to the high amount of the secondary plant compound chlorophyll. It is not only responsible for the typical coloring of the leaves but also has a detoxifying effect.

Beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A, also ensures the beneficial effects of hemp oil. Like vitamin E, it acts as a radical scavenger, protects the cells and plays an important role in important metabolic processes.

 

Healthy effects of hemp oil

From hemp, oil can not only create a healthy and delicious dressing for salads, but the oil is also wonderfully suitable for external use. Among other things, it works with skin diseases, chronic inflammations, and a hormonal imbalance.

 

Hemp oil for the heart

Hemp oil is good for your heart

How healthy hemp oil is for the heart, scientists have already found in a study in the 1990s. They confirmed that the vegetable oil from the hemp seeds could lower both blood pressure and cholesterol and strengthen the heart muscle cell walls. Likewise, hemp oil has a regulating effect on narrowed veins and can, therefore, prevent cardiovascular diseases with regular consumption.

 

For chronic inflammation

Especially chronic suffering can relieve a cure with hemp oil lastingly. Because hemp oil contains both linolenic acid and stearidonic acid, both of which have anti-inflammatory properties. You can use hemp oil for ear infections, inflammation of the throat, pharynx, and joints. If you want to combat your chronic ailments with the oil specifically, then you should use the hemp oil both internally and externally. For this, you take the oil either through the food or once a day one to two teaspoons pure to you. Calf wrap or massage at the affected areas are just as effective.

 

For skincare

Hemp oil for a beautiful skin

You may also have noticed that more and more cosmetics manufacturers are relying on the use of hemp seed oil in their products. The special combination of its ingredients makes hemp oil a true beauty booster.

You can use the oil for numerous skin complaints – it works against tensions, dryness, psoriasis, redness, and irritation. The hemp oil absorbs quickly into the skin without clogging the pores and also supplies low-lying cells with nutrients. Gamma-linolenic acid has a calming and anti-inflammatory effect on the skin. At the same time, the oil helps to maintain the natural and protective layer of fat, provides a radiant complexion and protects against cell-damaging environmental influences.

The vitamin E contained in the hemp oil and the numerous other antioxidants inhibit premature skin aging and also protect the cells from irreparable damage.

To nourish your skin with hemp oil and combat discomfort, you can apply the oil both externally and internally. The vegetable oil is especially pleasant and enriching if you massage it into your skin with circular movements directly after showering or bathing.

 

In eczema

Atopic dermatitis is a relapsing chronic inflammatory skin disease. People who suffer from atopic dermatitis often complain of severe itching and extremely dry and chapped skin. Since the sebaceous and sweat glands are not functioning properly, the skin loses more moisture than it gets provided by the body.

Especially gamma-linolenic acid in hemp oil helps dry skin to absorb and store moisture. This makes it easier for them to build up a protective layer and the itching fades over time. For a health-promoting effect, it does not matter if you take the vegetable oil through your food or apply to the affected areas. If you plan a longer treatment with the oil, then you should take about once daily 20 ml of the oil to you, which is equivalent to about four teaspoons.

 

For hormonal disorders

Thanks to its highly regulating effects, hemp oil can also rebalance an unbalanced hormone balance. Both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids play an important role in the production of hormones.

Especially women who suffer from premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or menopause benefit from this effect. Regular application of hemp oil can alleviate unpleasant side effects and symptoms such as hot flushes, over-sensitive breasts and irritability.

 

For dogs

 

Hemp oil for dogs

Not only for us humans, the healing powers of hemp oil are valuable – our pets can also benefit from the remedy. The anti-inflammatory agents of the oil mitigate itching and eczema in dogs just like us. The good thing about it: The oil is completely harmless to the animals and can be safely applied to the affected areas or even added to the feed.

Gradually, the brittle or dull coat of your pet is shiny again, the itching disappears, and his immune system is strengthened. In general, the dog’s behavior improves, and it becomes less susceptible to allergic reactions. The same is also true for cats or horses – not only for skin problems, but also for grooming is the nutrient-rich oil.

 

Side effects of hemp oil

In contrast to the also derived from the Cannabis sativa CBD oil, the hemp oil has no significant side effects. Of course, like other foods, you should always try the oil on a selected part of the body and see how your skin reacts to it. Redness and skin irritation caused by hemp oil is extremely rare and usually need not be feared.

 

Buying hemp oil

Hemp oil is increasingly appearing on supermarket shelves. If you cannot find what you are looking for in the shop, you can also purchase the oil in health food stores, health food stores or pharmacies. But also online shops offer the oil in various versions, as well as numerous cosmetics products based on hemp oil. However, to benefit from the healing effects of the oil, you must pay attention to a few things before buying.

You should make sure you buy cold-pressed oils only. The cannabis seeds must be prepared as gently as possible so that their valuable nutrients are not lost in the process. How rich the oil ultimately depends on the production and the cultivation – hemp oil in organic quality is basically the better choice. If the oil is cold-pressed, it has a green-yellowish color. The darker the green shade of hemp oil, the more it was heated during the procedure – and the fewer nutrients it contains. It is equally important in which bottle the hemp oil is bottled. Only really dark bottles can protect the nutrients from the effects of light.

Especially people with neurodermatitis or other skin diseases should make sure that it is actually pure hemp oil. Some manufacturers still use other active substances, which could possibly lead to further skin irritations. So if you want to treat your skin with the oil, then at most other natural substances should be included in the hemp oil. These include, for example, chamomile, aloe vera or essential oils.

 

 

Store hemp oil properly

To ensure that your hemp oil remains stable for a long time after opening and does not lose its healing properties, it must be stored correctly. Regardless of storage, the cracked oil lasts about eight months . Until then, you should store it in a cool and sun-sheltered place. Light and oxygen contribute to the oil getting bad quickly and losing its nutrients. When the hemp oil spoils, it loses its nutty and mild taste. Instead, the oil gets slightly bitter.

Because of its high susceptibility, it is not worthwhile to put hemp oil on the stock. Instead, you should get yourself a new oil before the last bottle expires.

 

Uses of hemp oil

Hemp oil can be prepared and used in a variety of ways – as long as you observe some rules in dealing with the oil. In addition, it is suitable for all ages – for children as well as teenagers and seniors.

Internal application

Apart from its health benefits, hemp oil is a tasty ingredient in the food. However, as it is very sensitive to heat and can lose its nutrients, you should never use hemp oil for cooking or frying. Instead, the oil fits wonderfully with salads or dressings.

You can take hemp oil but also without reservation pure to you. As a rule, it is recommended to consume about two to four teaspoons a day. It always depends on what you want to treat and what you have discussed with your doctor. Of course, the oil should be enjoyed only in moderation, so that it can actually be health-promoting.

 

External application

In addition to the numerous positive effects, hemp oil is therefore also suitable for external use because it penetrates quickly into the skin and leaves no greasy film. The high level of antioxidants, the vitamin E wrinkle suppressant, and the valuable B vitamins all contribute to rich skincare.

 

In addition to pure oil, there are also innumerable products based on hemp oil. In addition to skin cream, you will find body lotion, shower gel, shampoo or hair conditioner. Of course, you can also make the creams yourself. To mix a body lotion, you can, for example, use the moisturizers shea butter, calendula or coconut oil.

 

How to grow Hemp for Dummies

Hemp Growth: Things to Consider

Hemp plants, despite the current controversy, it one of the oldest crops in the world. Commercial Hemp, in contrast to Hemp containing THC, plays a significant role in the production of hemp fibers, hemp seed (used for help oil), and flowers and leaves that produce essential oils. New methods are also making it possible to use hemp juice for nutrition. All parts of the plant are suitable for production, keeping waste to a minimum.

There are about 52 strains of Hemp available that contain a THC content of less than 0.2 percent. Only these types are suitable to produce CBD products in the United States. 

Hemp Use 

Hemp is used to generating a wide variety of products. 

Hemp fibers are used to create rope, paper, or insulating materials – which can only be done by industrial processing. 

Hemp seeds may often be overlooked for anything other than growth, but they hold key nutritional values. The seed contains proteins, carbohydrates, and fats; in addition, it holds high fiber contents and valuable vitamins and minerals. Seeds are excellent as feed for fish, birds, and other mammals due to their nutritional offerings. Hemp oil, pressed from the seeds, is extremely rich in unsaturated fatty acids. It has proven to contribute to a healthy diet. Hemp oil is also popularly used in the cosmetics industry and for lamp oils. 

By distilling leaves and flowers, you are able to extract the essential oils. This can be used for a variety of things – including an additive to cooking or a preferred beverage. 

If you plan to grow Hemp, here are several things to consider:

Suitable Soil

Hemp plants thrive in fertile soil-like humus – deep soils with high nutrient content. Hemp cannot be grown just anywhere. There are several things that should be avoided when attempting to grow Hemp; such as waterlogging, acid, or compact soils. It is also useful to avoid steep slopes and high altitudes. A well-aerated loam soil, a soil with equal parts of clay, silt, and sand, promotes optimal growth.  

Ideal Planting Seasons

Although Hemp seedlings have the potential to germinate at temperatures that are beyond reasonable, ideal soil temperatures should be around 46°–50°F. Normally, Hemp is planted right before the planting season of corn. Soil moisture and heavy rainfall are key to obtaining optimal growth at the start of production.

The Seedbed

Preparing the seedbed requires a significant amount of effort. Experts suggest plowing during the Fall and carefully preparing the seedbed in the Spring. The seedbed should be tight, fine, and leveled. The ideal depth should be around 0.75 to 1.25 inches.  Most industrial Hemp is planted with the use of a standard grain drill. Fiber and oil hemp are generally planted in 6 to 7-inch rows.  

Fiber

Fiber crops should be planted at a rate of 40 to 80 pounds per acre. It could be higher but only is seeds are large or germination is low. This enables the production of higher quality bast fibers. Bast fibers increase as plant density increases. The density of the fiber should be about 30 to 35 plants per square foot. 

Fertility

Hemp requires neither weed killers nor pesticides during its growth phase. However, an adequate supply of nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium is necessary. The plant grows rapidly – up to 4 meters high. Harvest season often lasts from July to September. 

Hemp Rotations

Unlike many other plants, hemp can grow successfully in a continuous rotation for several years on the same land. The risk of pests may inevitably increase – especially rootworms, rots, and borers. In order to decrease the likelihood of pests, it is important that Hemp plants are not grown on the same land that previously held canola, sunflowers, or soybeans.

Positive Effects on the Ground

Hemp has a remarkable impact on the soil quality in the crop rotation. Deep growing roots loosen the soil, positively affect the soil gout, and suppress weeds. The straw of the withered plants is an ideal fertilizer. Hemp can also be used to expand current rotations of the beat, wheat, or alfalfa.

The Importance of Hemp Cultivation

When it comes to Hemp plants, it is very rare that any part is thrown away. From oils to cosmetics, every part of the plants serves a specific purpose. With the increasing popularity of Hemp cultivation in the U.S., we are constantly coming up with new ways to utilize its properties. 

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Can hemp oil help with weight loss?

CBD Products for Weight Loss: Can CBD Really Help You Slim Down?

Cannabidiol (commonly abbreviated as CBD) is currently the hottest topic amongst cannabis users and enthusiasts. It is beyond doubt that CBD is now a household term for most people.

This is primarily due to the numerous medical benefits that it keeps in store for its users. Some benefits of CBD may include: pain and inflammation relief, alleviating acne through skincare, improving brain and heart health, combating insomnia, reducing stress, anxiety, and depression and many other therapeutic benefits.

Among the listed benefits, one of the quickly rising uses of CBD is weight loss. More and more individuals are turning to CBD products and incorporating them into their health and wellness lifestyles. Obesity is a growing health problem that could potentially be the root cause of more serious, or even fatal, health problems down the line. Incorporating CBD products, with the intention of building a better lifestyle, could lead to higher confidence levels and an overall-improved demeanor. 

Did you know that some people use CBD products to enhance their appetite? 

One could wonder how does this affect weight loss and the proof behind the claim. Let’s talk about how CBD can help promote a happier and healthier lifestyle. 

What is CBD?

As previously mentioned, CBD is short for cannabidiol. Commonly found in oils and tinctures, CBD is extracted from marijuana or hemp plants. In the United States and regions across the globe, CBD must be extracted from industrial hemp to be considered legal.

 

There are two main strains of the cannabis plant; marijuana (Cannabis Indica) and hemp (Cannabis Sativa). The latter is known for its high CBD content and minimal THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) percentages. The opposite is true for marijuana, which is characterized by a high THC percentage and low CBD content. 

CBD from the hemp plant, which makes its claims in the weight loss industry, does not contain psychoactive properties. Why is this important? It means that CBD does not give you the “high” often associated with marijuana. This is because hemp has less than 0.3% THC, which cannot cause a high or long-term dependency.

CBD can be used in the form of oils, tinctures, edibles, topicals, sprays, and vapes. With the inclusion of nanotechnology in processing CBD products, the potential for more ingenious and effective ways to utilize CBD for weight loss is great.

Can CBD Help Me Lose Weight?

With numerous research experiments taking place for every medical CBD claim, anecdotal evidence from past users have overwhelmed the digital space. Today, it is almost impossible to talk about natural plant and holistic healing without mentioning CBD.

A popular question regarding using CBD for weight loss stems from the Phytocannabinoid extract – which is well known to induce munching. Acquiring weight is often a matter of creating an imbalance between the number of calories taken in and those that are burnt through daily exercise. Weight loss is primarily the result of a high number of calories burnt; while weight gain is the opposite, a high-calorie intake with little calories burnt. 

Homeostasis plays an important role in this process. Homeostatic reactions ensure that all body systems are functioning optimally at all times. Sometimes, homeostasis is overwhelmed and somewhat malfunctions, like in the case of excessive weight gain. This necessitates additional measures to lose extra fat – this is where CBD comes in and helps to complete the puzzle.

How CBD Works In Our Bodies

What happens when you have a headache and choose to take ibuprofen? The pills make their way into the body and inhibit pain sensory neurons to ease the pain, sometimes in a matter of minutes. CBD does not work like an over-the-counter or prescription drug as we may think. Its impact on weight loss may seem indirect, but its lasting effects are evident to both consumers and observers.  

Painkillers work with pain-sensing neurons; but, CBD works with the endocannabinoid system’s receptors. The endocannabinoid system, believed to be named after the cannabis plant, is made up of receptors, vitamins, and endocannabinoids. Its primary function is to stimulate homeostatic reactions to realize balance in body functionality. 

The CB1 and CB2 receptors are specifically meant to welcome and anchor CBD in the body for it to stimulate and realize its potential. Excessive weight gain could mean that the body’s endocannabinoids are being overwhelmed. This potentially leads to the need to supplement with other cannabinoids (or Phytocannabinoids from hemp). Once boosted, the endocannabinoid system can gain more muscle used for balancing body weights.

CBD and Weight Loss

It can be simple to breakdown the ways CBD can positively enhance your weight loss routine. 

Combating High Insulin and Glucose Levels

The foods we eat are filled with the glucose that ends up in our bodies during and after consumption. Unbalanced intake of high glucose foods leads to an accumulation of glucose in the blood when cells have more than they can use. This is where the potential of becoming overweight and obesity enters. 

Whenever blood sugar levels are in high gear, the pancreas produces insulin to obtain stability, also known as homeostasis. Insulin is crucial in breaking down glucose and taking it into smaller doses to already satisfied cells. With the use of CBD, this process is even more effective as cannabinoids help to increasing glucose intake into the mentioned cells. 

Converting Glucose Into Energy With Mitochondria

Mitochondria are tiny organelles that can be found in our body cells. This is the part of a cell that is obligated to generate the energy needed to run all cell and overall body functions.

When insulin and glucose levels are altered, the functionality of mitochondria is hampered. This means, that little glucose is converted into energy; translating to a backlog of the glucose in the body. By using CBD, the balance between insulin and glucose is easily achieved, in turn, not affecting the functionality of mitochondria. The conversion of glucose to energy is upheld at optimal levels.

Enhancing An Optimal Working Pancreas

The pancreas plays a crucial role in combating obesity through the production of insulin. Being overweight overworks the pancreas and forces the need to produce more insulin for the ever high glucose levels. This may result in inflammation of the glands producing insulin. Think about the result of a damaged pancreas fighting to live up to excess weight. CBD, known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, holds the potential to combat gland inflammation – leading to an optimal working pancreas. 

The Potential Verdict for CBD and Weight Loss

Currently, there is anecdotal evidence (personal accounts) that support the theory that CBD products can aid in weight loss. There are also a few scientific reports that back this theory; as well as ongoing tests and experiments to help prove its results. 

While we cannot make guaranteed claims – ongoing evidence proving the use CBDs to signal the start of homeostatic reactions to aiding in balancing the body’s system functionality, – helps lead us to believe that CBD may hold the potential to revolutionize the weight loss industry.

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https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5627671/

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What is the difference between CBD and Marijuana?

Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) is either taken orally, applied to the skin, or inhaled through vape pens to aid a variety of symptoms. However, there is much confusion about what it is and the effects it has on the human body.

This means that there is a lot of debate about whether or not CBD Oil is legal.

CBD Oil IS now LEGAL in all US States, the UK, Europe and many different countries. However, the quality of all the different brands varies.

1) Difference Between CBD and Marijuana

They have grown from different varieties of the Cannabis plant

Hemp and Marijuana are varieties of the plant Cannabis Sativa. However, the two have distinct differences.


Marijuana farmers have bred Cannabis plants to purposely contain higher levels of THC compared to the Hemp Plant. THC is delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol. It is the best-known compound in cannabis.


In addition to THC, the Cannabis Plant is made of more than 120 compounds. These are known as cannabinoids.

THC is the compound that causes a “high” when ingested into the body

Hemp, on the other hand, is the least processed variety of the cannabis plant. It contains lower levels of THC and higher levels of CBD Oil than Marijuana.

However, although CBD Oil is used medicinally, it should be noted that CBD Oil is classed as a food NOT a drug. This is why articles on this site will always refer to servings and not doses!

2) Difference Between CBD and Marijuana What is CBD Oil?

 

CBD oil is a cannabinoid derived from Hemp, a species of the cannabis plant. However, it should be noted that it is not the same as the variety of cannabis that produces Marijuana.

THC is broken down by heat – which is why it is smoked or baked in “cakes.” When introduced into the body, it becomes psychoactive and mind-altering. This is the famous “high.”

However, CBD is not at all psychoactive. This means it does not cause any mind-altering effects or a “high.”

While not causing a “high,” CBD does appear to induce other changes in the body. There seems to be an increasing acceptance in the medical world that there are many health benefits to be had by using best quality CBD Oil.

However, many medical professionals are still skeptical. Despite the increasing number of personal testimonies that note positive effects from the use of CBD Oil.

Researchers are increasingly looking at the potential therapeutic uses of CBD Oil to treat a variety of symptoms and conditions.

3) Difference Between CBD and Marijuana How do CBD & THC work?

The human body (and that of other mammals) has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). Surprisingly, it seems that mammals have evolved to make use of the Cannabis Plant!

The ECS has receptors that receive and translate signals from cannabinoids. ECS also produces some cannabinoids of its own, which are called endocannabinoids.

This endocannabinoid system helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.

Humans have two receptors for cannabinoids. These are called the CB1 and CB2 receptors.

(Interestingly, researchers are currently looking at whether there is, as yet, an undiscovered third receptor.)

While CB1 receptors are located all over the body, many are in the brain.

The CB1 receptors contained in the brain deal with many bodily functions including coordination, movement, pain, emotions, mood, thinking, appetite, and memories.

When THC enters the body, it affects the endocannabinoid receptors of the brain, which is what produces a “high.”

THC is naturally attracted to these receptors. This activates the brain to produce pleasure chemicals such as dopamine, which is associated with a “high.”

CB2 receptors are more commonly found in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain.

Modern research has shown that CBD does not attach directly to either the CB1 or CB2 receptors. Instead, CBD seems to trigger the body to produce more of its cannabinoids.

4) Difference Between CBD and Marijuana Can CBD make you high?

NO! CBD CANNOT MAKE YOU HIGH!

CBD belongs to a class of molecules called phyto-cannabinoids. This means that it is the part of the Cannabis plant that keeps you healthy, not high!

Compared to THC, CBD is an entirely different compound. Its effects are very complex and are the subject of many research programs as Scientists try to discover exactly how CBD works.

As we have already stated, CBD is not psychoactive. Neither does CBD alter the state of mind.

5) Difference Between CBD and Marijuana CBD influences the body to use the ECS more efficiently

CBD influences the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively and to produce even more endocannabinoids.

A study posted to Neurotherapeutics concluded that CBD actually does very little directly to the ECS. Instead, it acts as a trigger where the CBD either activates or inhibits other compounds present in the endocannabinoid system.

For example, the absorption of Anandamide, a compound associated with regulating pain, is inhibited by CBD. This means that increased levels of Anandamide in the bloodstream may reduce the amount of pain a person feels.

The Cannabidiol contained in CBD Oil may also limit inflammation in the brain and nervous system. As inflammation is a major cause of problems with brain function, research continues on how CBD may help.

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Will CBD Interact with Prescription Medications?

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Cannabidiol’s myriad of health and health benefits are forcing its popularity and public attention. But, there’s a significant aspect to take into consideration when swallowing CBD and the way it interacts with other drugs in the body.

For the most part, "CBD is a safe, non-toxic cannabis extract. "

CBD is a safe, non-toxic cannabis extract. CBD helps in a range in the treatment of severe conditions. Requirements such as; all of the way to natural health and health, epileptic seizures and melancholy. Whether that be relief from aches and aches, assist with that article work out retrieval, or regular sleep aid, CBD has become a favored natural alternative to pharmaceutical medicine.

But as amazing as cannabidiol can be, it can’t treat every medical matter. Lots of individuals have conditions that do need them to choose prescription drugs. And that is critical because mixing CBD and pharmaceuticals may inhibit the efficacy of those drugs.


We recommend that you consult with a medical professional if you are uncertain about CBD interacting with your medication.

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What research is there on CBD?

CBD is one in over sixty compounds found in the cannabis plant that belongs to a category of ingredients known as cannabinoids. Not long ago, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) was getting a large portion of the attention as a result of its component in cannabis that produces intoxicating effects in users. However, CBD is additionally gifted in high concentrations, and also the world is waking up to its doable advantages.

Both CBD and THC have huge therapeutic characteristics. However, not like THC, CBD does not make an individual vibe “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s as a result of CBD and THC act completely different in numerous ways on various receptors within the brain and body.

CBD is the major non-euphorigenic part of Cannabis sativa. Some analysis is starting to demonstrate that CBD is completely different than different well-studied cannabinoids. All cannabinoids operate as a ligand that means they dock onto the binding site of a protein and can balance a receptor’s conduct. CB1 receptors are generally distributed but are significantly abundant in areas of the brain, as well as those involved with the movement, coordination, sensory perception, emotion, memory, and psychological feature, involuntary and endocrine functions.

The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent further as non-intoxicating, and simple to take as a CBD oil, makes it an engaging treatment alternative for the individuals who are careful about attempting cannabis for the first time.

These days there are tons of exciting research being done in the space. 

Interesting scientific research being done in the space.

Digestion

A healthy craving is significant to a healthy body, mainly once the body is healing. Some sicknesses decrease the desire to prevent the body from healing itself. CBD stimulates craving, as indicated by the National Cancer Institute. In the human body, CBDs tie to cannabinoid receptors in the body. Scientists believe these receptors play a vital role in regulating feeding behavior. CBDs stimulate craving after they dock onto these receptors. CBD additionally eases nausea and vomiting. This is often particularly useful for people enduring chemotherapy and different treatments of severe diseases.

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Bone health

As our bodies naturally age, we bear a condition known as Osteoporosis. During Osteoporosis, our bones experience lost essential minerals and become delicate and fragile, making them additional susceptible to breaking. Along these lines, seniors can encounter extreme agony and break if they have a fall.

With falls as the primary source of death for men beyond 60 years old and 33% of ladies and 25% of men more established than 50 experiencing osteoporotic breaks, bone health is a significant issue for the older generation.

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Sleep Studies

While sleeping disorders like insomnia are a condition endured by people of each age, they’re quite common for seniors. Specialist’s counsel that this is often caused by the shift in sleeping patterns collectively gets older, in conjunction with the chemical imbalance caused by medical conditions and prescription medication. Since sleeping is the period that our body flushes out toxins and re-establishes itself, conditions that anticipate sleep are incredibly harmful to seniors. To alleviate their sleeping disorders, most seniors will switch to sleeping medications. Whereas these might quickly solve one problem, but they produce a more significant issue within the long-standing time.

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CBD and the Human Receptors

What are receptors?

Receptors are chemical structures, composed of protein, that receive and conduct signals that may be integrated into biological systems. These signals are typically chemical messengers, which bind to a receptor, they cause some form of cellular/tissue response, e.g. a change in the electrical activity of a cell.

The Main receptors that accept CBD in the human body are CB1 and CB2 (see infographic above).

CB1

CB1 (The Green Dots) are receptors are located mostly in the brain and central nervous system.  When CBD binds to our CB1 rceptors this benefits Mental Health processes in the body. While taking CBD mentally people report CBD helping with: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Autism, Epilepsy, Alzheimers to name a few.

CB2

Meanwhile, CBD can bind to CB2 receptors in the body.  CB2 is receptors help with balance of our body health.  While taking CBD people report improvements with: Fibromyalga, Mentrual System, Nausea, Arthritis, Diabetes, and Chronic Pain. 

CB1 (The Green Dots) are receptors are located mostly in the brain and central nervous system.  When CBD binds to our CB1 receptors this may benefit our Mental Health processes in the body. While taking CBD, people report CBD helping with symptoms such as: ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, OCD, PTSD, Autism, Epilepsy, Alzheimers to name a few. We are unable to certify the claims we recommend doing further research into reputable science based research.

Research indicates that hemp-derived CBD has a high potential in achieving a healthy lifestyle. CBD May help reduce modies inflammation and speed up a workout from recovery. CBD may help reduce anxiety and aid in stress. CBD may increase your overall sleep quality and lessen insomnia.  And Last CBD may be used as a natural pain management supplement.  For high-quality hemp CBD products explore our online product catalog so that you can benefit from the healing properties of CBD.

 

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Hall, JE (2016). Guyton and Hall Textbook of Medical Physiology. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders. pp. 930–937. ISBN 978-1-4557-7005-2. 

Alberts B, Bray D, Hopkin K, Johnson A, Lewis J, Raff M, Roberts K, Walter P (2014). Essential Cell Biology (Fourth ed.). New York, NY, USA: Garland Science. p. 534. ISBN 978-0-8153-4454-4.

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What is CBD?

CBD stands for CANNABIDIOL

A NON-PSYCHOTROPIC CANNABINOID COMPOUND WITH ENORMOUS THERAPEUTIC POTENTIAL.

CBD can perform many functions in various situations.

Generally, hemp CBD oil works to promote homeostasis (balance) that is stability and internal balance inside the body. Besides, it can also reduce chronic pain by influencing the receptor activity of the endocannabinoids and communicating with the neurotransmitters.

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Will CBD Show up on my drug test?

Even though marijuana has been legalized across several states, there are still blurred lines regarding what is considered appropriate use – its impact on cognitive and physical ability is still being debated in the science community. With that being said, many have been experimenting with the new wave of hemp-derived cannabis use that involves mummies, vaporizers, and the use of CBD instead of THC.

CBD is a cannabinoid that comes from both Hemp and Marijuana. There are two primary cannabinoids that create the “high” feeling, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). THC is the cannabinoid that impacts mental functionality and is often referred to as the chemical compound that is primarily responsible for feeling high. CBD, on the other hand, is often talked about because of its pain-killing, anti-anxiety properties, that leaves users feeling more relaxed, but not stoned. Products containing CBD have recently entered markets in cannabis-legal states being far less regulated than its THC counter-parts. However, the rise in popularity has also resulted in a rise in stories of people failing drug tests and losing their jobs as a result. So, if CBD doesn’t get you high, will it show up in a drug test?

The short answer is no, CBD will not show upon a work-administered drug test. This is because generic drug tests don’t test for CBD, but actually for THC when measuring cannabis use. While some companies would commission a specialized CBD drug test from labs, it’s incredibly expensive and tedious to do so. This process is so bothersome that federal employees like the DEA aren’t even tested for CBD.

With that being said, because CBD is unregulated and can contain very small, trace amounts of THC, there may be a possibility of failing a work-administered drug test as a result of CBD use.There are many reasons why there would be more THC than you may think in your CBD products. 

In the various stages that it takes to get CBD to your topical, edible, or the like, there’s plenty of opportunity forcross-contamination between THC and CBD to occur, added to the fact that CBD already contains a very small amount of THC. Most drug tests are looking for the chemical that your body produces when it metabolizes CBD, and the amount that this chemical occurs in your urine must meet a threshold to register as a“red flag”- some labs have smaller thresholds than others. 

As mentioned before, CBD products aren’t always regulated, and with the quasi-legalization in some U.S States, things can get kind of confusing. Researchers from the Netherlands tested 84 CBD-only products ordered online, and 21 of those products had THC significant enough to show up in a drug test. Improper labeling is another possible way that a little bit too much THC made it into your CBD does.

 Healthline suggests that users who want to engage in CBD use but don’t want to fail a drug test due to THC traces look for certain descriptions on their products before purchasing, like:

  • CO2-extracted
  • Solvent-free
  • No additives
  • No preservatives

Although it’s not guaranteed that products with these labels will be pure CBD, it’s a start. The best way to ensure that your CBD doesn’t have THC is to look for lab test results that have been done on the products you’re interested in.

 

So, CBD will not show up in a drug test, and therefore, if you have only been ingesting CBD (and pure CBD at that) you will not fail a drug test. This is because most drug tests don’t even test for CBD, especially since it’s legal in some states and doesn’t get users “high”. However, drug tests will detect any THC use, and because of an unregulated market and contamination risks, there’s a chance that your CBD products have more THC than you expected.

WHY CERTIFICATE OF ANALYSIS IS IMPORTANT FOR CUSTOMERS

"CBD is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get unless you do a little reading. With CBD oil, it should be as easy as checking the box, but there’s an unfortunate problem of mislabeled products. Protect yourself from fake or low-quality products by doing your due diligence —always check the Certificate of Analysis. If there isn’t one, steer clear."

Since the CBD space is mostly unregulated, it is up to the vendors to do their due diligence and provide COA’s (certificate of analysis).  Basically, all of our products are sent to 3rd party labs for testing of the products.  At Revive CBD Labs, we send our products to 3rd party laboratories for all of our products in order to provide complete transparency for our customers.  We guarantee that our label has what they say they have in them.  That being said you can find our COA’s of products all throughout our product pages.  Swipe the photos to the left and you’ll find the COA’s which breakdown the ingredients in each CBD product. If you have any questions about any of our products feel free to email or call us we are available to answer any question!

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