I feel like every week now I am hearing something about CBD or getting invited to events from chefs etc that are using CBD… so I wanted to go out and learn about it a bit myself from the masters of a skincare/ body collection CBD FOR LIFE. The ladies from Evolve MKD are such lovely hosts and they had a really amazing event at one of my favorite places The Alchemist’s Kitchen- complete with teas and yummy treats and lots of knowledge and info on CBD. Also if you have not visited The Alchemist’s Kitchen put it on your list – it is a zen haven and downstairs you can get an infrared sauna.
I will put some info on CBD below but I was so interested in how to use CBD FOR LIFE :
CBD For Life produces highly innovative, natural, luxurious, and effective Cannabidiol (CBD) infused pain management and beauty products using 99% pure CBD extract derived from stems and stalks of industrial hemp. Their revolutionary formulas combine CBD with nourishing essential oils and other active ingredients to aid in reducing pain, inflammation, and stress while promoting anti-aging, rejuvenation, and vibrancy. They launched in February of 2015. CBD is an incredible compound sourced from industrial hemp and packed with vitamins, omegas and essential fatty acids that are known to have beneficial impacts on the skin, hair, and overall body. It is being called the new “super beauty ingredient” and has been proven to synergize naturally with the body’s endo-cannabinoid system creating ideal overall health. The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of CBD naturally aid in reducing the appearance of fine lines and help improve irritating skin conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Clinical research published in the journal of the Federation of American Studies for Experimental Biology shows that CBD is responsible for lipid production which helps the body regulate dry skin and acne. The anti-inflammatory properties also help the body combat aches and pains when ingested and applied topically and are wonderful for naturally replenishing muscles after a hard workout. They created CBD for Life after their founding partner and CEO Beth learned about the wonderful healing properties of CBD. She infused CBD with essential oils to create a rub that would help manage her chronic back pain caused from scoliosis of the spine, a condition she suffered with since her early teenage years. Beth felt immediate relief from the rub she was applying daily. As a wonderful side effect of using the rub, Beth noticed a significant improvement, clearing and softening of her skin. After months of extensive research we met with a chemist to create our luxurious formulations, and two years later CBD for Life was born!
They are a woman owned and operated company. CBD for Life is headquartered in New Jersey where the products are produced in a large-scale contract manufacturing facility. Their roducts are 95% naturally derived and are free of GMO’s, parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, artificial coloring and are never tested on animals. Their products retail for under $35.00.
I also wanted to know more about CBD – learned a lot about it at the event and their website – CBD is the major non-psychotropic cannabinoid found in Hemp. It is the principal cannabinoid present in fiber-type Hemp (in the form of its carboxylic acid CBDA), a plant that is easily available to researchers, in contrast to the strictly controlled drug-type Hemp varieties. Second to THC, the pharmacological effects of CBD have been best studied of all cannabinoids. It has notable anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory effects. Furthermore, sedating, hypnotic, anti-epileptic, and antidystonic effects have been described. Also, CBD is a modulator of some types of opioid-receptors, and can modulate sleep. The German Extract Method results in a high CBD product that tests lower than .3% THC. Controls certain cancers, eases pain, stimulates bone growth, stops growth of bacteria, suppresses muscle spasms and convulsions, slows inflammation, reduces blood sugar levels, reduces the risk of artery obstructions, decreases pressure in the blood vessel walls, helps control epileptic seizures, reduces risk of nerve damage, eases nausea. Hemp contains at least 60 known chemicals called cannabinoids, which activate naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors in your body. Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the main component responsible for the psychoactive effects, or “high,” hemp is known for. While THC is known to have some medicinal value, there has been recent investigation into a new cannabinoid that is said to have more medicinal benefits than any single pharmaceutical drug on the market.
What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?
This cannabinoid is known as Cannabidiol (CBD), and is the second most abundant cannabinoid in hemp. Research done by G.W. Pharmaceuticals suggests that CBD could be used for treating symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, diabetes, nausea, bowel disorders, and many other hard-to-control side effects. According to an article from Projectcbd.com, CBD has even demonstrated neuroprotective effects, and its anti-cancer potential is currently being explored. While it was originally believed that THC is a breakdown product of CBD, it is now known that both THC and CBD are actually metabolites of their decarboxylated acidic forms, THCa and CBDa. These acidic precursors are decarboxylated (essentially dried) by heat or extraction to produce THC and CBD; only then do they become psychoactive. The compound has medicinal benefits without the “high” that some patients do not desire. This makes CBD appealing to patients who are looking for an alternative to their current meds, which often have opiate-like effects. Cannabidiol is even known to counteract some of the effects of THC like the “munchies.” Just as THC increases our appetite, CBD suppresses it, which could be ideal for patients watching their figure. CBD just might be a key ingredient in a future weight loss drug, who knows? There is one exception to the theory that CBD suppresses appetite, but it is a blessing as well. Many people who have difficulty eating due to their stress or anxiety can use CBD to get rid of that sick feeling in their chest or stomach, allowing them to eat again once their anxiety subsides. A recent study published in The International Journal of Neurophamacology points to Cannabidiol (CBD) as a cause of Neurogenesis in the brain; specifically in the Hippocampus, an area typically associated with conscious memory and navigation. However, the researchers believe that CBD’s anxiety relief may be due to this neurogenesis in the brain. Cannabidiol is what gives hemp its sedative effect, and has been known to ease a number of symptoms from difficult conditions. There has actually been a substantial amount of experiments done on cannabidiol that has proved its healing powers. Dr. Sean McAllister, a scientist from the Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, made an astounding discovery about CBD. McAllister has been studying cannabinoid compounds for 10 years now in search of new therapeutic interventions for various cancers. He discovered that cannabidiol is a potent inhibitor of cancer cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor growth. Results of his experiments on breast cancer show that the number of cancer cells diminished as more CBD was applied. Essentially, CBD may be a generally effective way to switch off the cancer-causing gene, providing patients with a non-toxic therapy to treat aggressive forms of cancer.
****Where CBD for Life comes in — CBD is an incredible compound sourced from industrial hemp and packed with vitamins, omegas and essential fatty acids that are known to have beneficial impacts on the skin, hair, and overall body. It is being called the new “super beauty ingredient” and has been proven to synergize naturally with the body’s endo-cannabinoid system creating ideal overall health.
The anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties of CBD naturally aid in reducing the appearance of fine lines and help improve irritating skin conditions including acne, rosacea, eczema, and psoriasis. Clinical research published in the journal of the Federation of American Studies for Experimental Biology shows that CBD is responsible for lipid production which helps the body regulate dry skin and acne. The anti-inflammatory properties also help the body combat aches and pains when ingested and applied topically and are wonderful for naturally replenishing muscles after a hard workout ****
So some of the products I personally loved from those I tried so far :
Really wonderful foot cream – its like if your feet can feel “high” or on cloud nine… it happens by using the CBD for Life Foot Cream – it is one of the best I have tried… I don’t know about you but when you start the transition of boots to sandals and open toe heels my feet kill -so this is amazing – Delivers gentle and effective moisturizing for tired over-worked feet. Let this indulging foot cream that combines natural oils and our patented German Extraction Method CBD erase away the day’s stresses. For a calming ritual, massage from toes to ankles with circular motions.
Also I spoke about this before but my hip sometimes hurts after yoga and I really like using this product to help with those aches –PURE CBD FOR LIFE RUB – LEMONGRASS– there is also another scent original – Lemongrass Tiger rub is the answer for aches and pains. This product roars powerful and melts away tension related to sore muscles. Apply a small amount to any area that hurts and discover instant relief. Avoid contact with eyes and wash hands after applying.
They also have a spray – 99% PURE CBD EXTRACT MENTHOL CAMPHOR PAIN RELIEF SPRAY — Provides exceptional relief without the side effects of prescription pills. Lay back, relax, and let the healing powers of CBD take effect. Spray affected area with desired amount of product. No need to be rubbed in. Repeat as necessary.
Some people I think can really chill out a bit – I call this …. “Now can you take that a notch down spray & chill out” – PURE CBD ORAL SPRAY – Delivers a high level dose of hemp-derived CBD into your mouth with each spray, allowing for the most effective and quickest absorption . CBO is known to help with pain management, inflammation, arthritis, stress and anxiety!
95% naturally derived
Free of: GMOs, Phthalates, Formaldehyde, Artificial coloring
Never tested on animals