CBD dietary supplements going to
the Next Level
A dietary supplement is a manufactured product intended to supplement the diet when taken by mouth as a pill, capsule, tablet, or liquid. It can provide nutrients either extracted from food sources or synthetic.This includes vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids and amino acids. And a relative newcomer the CDB dietary supplement.
In the United States and Canada, dietary supplements are considered a subset of foods, and are regulated accordingly. The European Commission has also established standard rules to help insure that food supplements are safe and properly labeled.
There are more than 50,000 dietary supplement products marketed just in the United States, where about 50% of adults use dietary supplements. Multivitamins are the most commonly used. The United States National Institute of Health states that certain supplements “may have value.”
In the United States, it is against federal regulations for supplement manufacturers to claim that these products prevent or treat any disease. Companies are allowed to use a “Structure/Function” wording if there is scientific evidence for a supplement providing a potential health effect. An example would be “_____ helps maintain healthy joints”, but the label must bear a disclaimer that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) “has not evaluated the claim and that the dietary supplement product is not intended to “diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.”
A natural fit
Cannabidiol is a natural fit in the dietary supplement world. It is a product of a natural plant species (Cannabis Sativa) and interacts with our own bodies endocannabinoid system (ECS). The basics of the ECS can be viewed here. I’m not in the medical field and I tend to look for simple explanations, keeping it as simple as I can. The ECS is like the Central Nervous System, spread throughout our bodies. CBD acts upon receptors, opening and closing to regulate and help our bodies to heal and function on balanced terms. CBD is produced by our bodies, as in all mammals.
Simply put, for whatever reason, we need to supplement our own naturally produced CBD. And hemp based CB is a natural fit into our systems. Like I said, a simple explanation works best for me. Feel free to research deeper into the ECS and how cannabinoids affect us. It truly is fascinating and the medical world has only discovered and begun researching in the last 30 or so years. A good starting point is with Wikipedia: endocannabinoid system.
If you already use supplements, then you have your favorite brands, the ones you depend on and trust. Perhaps you tried different types and dosages, changed several times to find the best for you. I’ve used Feverfew for many years as my remedy for migraine headaches. Even have recommended it to friends and family. For some, it has helped and for some not so much. The secret? It is a supplement. Not something to be taken to get rid of a headache but something to take every day to lessen the effects and to avoid getting them in the first place.
Cannabidiol is not a cure. It is a supplement. It is known to support healthy blood sugar levels, promote healthy energy levels, relieve anxiety, aid in digestion, support optimal immune function and the regeneration of healthy cells, and to promote a sense of serenity and overall well-being. It can help to relieve pain, hydrate skin, aid joint ailments and stiffness. A quality CBD supplement may very well take the place of several (or all) the supplements you now have and take each day.
Choosing your brand
How to choose a quality CBD brand? It’s not like choosing other supplements. We can’t (yet anyway) walk down the aisle of our favorite store and compare brands. Perhaps we can’t even ask our friends and relatives. They may know even less than we do. So, off to the internet.
Simple and basic answers to questions that should be available for you on the Main Page of any CBD website are:
- The method of extraction or how the oil is taken from the plant is important. Toxic solvents are not a good choice. CO2 extraction is the best choice.
- The source of the plant is important. Look for brands who source their cannabinoids from organic-certified, hemp-grown farms.
- Check for independent third party testing. Are the lab results available for you before you purchase?
- The company itself. Is it transparent? Easy to identify where it is located and is a valid telephone number/contact information available?
CBD, as a supplement and as a new industry, is still in its beginnings. There are a lot of options and companies that are making CBD products available. Be smart and before you spend money, do some research into CBD, and into the company or brand.
And if you currently are on prescription medications, have a good discussion with your primary health professional. Make sure that you ask about any possible side effects. CBD usually is compatible with ‘scripts but it is always better to double check.
As an Associate (and as a customer), I always recommend Changing The Future Outcome (CTFO) to my friends and family when talking about CBD as a dietary supplement. CTFO is home based in California (USA) and the Hemp is grown in Kentucky.The CBD is completely isolated through CO2 extraction and is of the highest grade, pesticide free, Non-GMO hemp in the world. The Industrial Hemp Farms are fully compliant with the State Department of Agriculture regulations.
Independent third party testing is thru EVIO Labs, the leading national provider of accredited testing, providing high quality analytical and consulting services for agricultural and biomedical industries in North America. The lab reports are readily available in the drop down menu on all CTFO pages.
Know and understand your reasons for using a CBD product and choose the one that best matches your needs. Research to find a reputable distributor and brand. Talk to your health care provider. As a customer, I am completely satisfied with the CTFO products.
Check out our wonderful CTFO products and compare with any or all the other brands. I am positive you will be more than happy with CTFO!
As always, I welcome questions and comments!
Walking the Path of Peace,