What CBD products are good? What CBD products are bad?

Hey hybrid hempsters! Elliot Galdy of Hybrid Health here. Recently we posted on our Facebook site, which is hybrid health NC, an article about serving sizes or as some folks like to say dosages. While we don’t specifically talked in dosage units because we’re not considered a medicine, we’re actually considered a food supplement. Our third article also contains some interesting information regarding the quality of CBD.

Now I’ve talked about this before on other videos, but it brought home to me how important brand is. We’ve been working with what we consider the top line CBD companies out there and rated as such by independent surveys and when we’re talking about brands like Endoca, Elixinol, CV Sciences, Procannal, these are the top brands on the market. There are others of course, but we can’t carry everything. The main thing though is we do try to carry what we believe to be ethically produced, organically produced, GMP or good manufacturing processes certified or at least compliant and the brands that we carry all fit this criteria. Soon we’re going to be launching a Hybrid Health brand which we’re really excited about and we’ll be announcing that when the time comes. Hopefully, in the not too distant future and all of the products that have the Hybrid Health name on them will also be of the finest quality. So most importantly, the reason I’m saying all of this is that when you’re taking something for your health, make sure that it is a known entity, a quality brand, one that you can verify as quality, and not something that you pick up in your local head shop because it’s cheap and you want to jump on the CBD bandwagon just for poops and giggles.

So anyway thanks for taking the time to watch this video, I hope you’re having a great week and we will talk back to you soon take care and have a very hempful day. And as always, please like us please leave any questions you have on the in the section below and talk to your friends about us we’d love to hear from them.

 

Why is CBD so expensive?

Howdy Hybrid Hempsters. Elliot Galdy of Hybrid Health here. Yesterday I was asked a question that I thought was a pretty good one and I’ll share it with you. Why is some hemp CBD more expensive than other hemp CBDs for seemingly the same product? There are two reasons.

The first one is that for most of the time that we’ve been selling CBD here in the The United States, it was processed from imported hemp primarily from the European Union or China since those folks have been growing it for decades, if not longer. They have a much greater supply and therefore can sell it at a less expensive price. Contrast that within the United States where Colorado and Kentucky are the two most prominent states, North Carolina recently joining that Club, the quantity is not there and therefore they just can’t charge as little as companies who are growing it overseas that are growing tens of thousands of acres of hemp CBD every year. So that’s reason number one.

Reason number two is quality. Much like any product you buy, there’s going to be really high-quality products and low-quality products. The hemp CBD that Hybrid Health sells on our website hybridhealth.us is sourced from vendors who produce it from organically grown, good manufacturing processes certified or compliant, and is co2 extracted. These are all state-of-the-art processes which are recognized as producing the best and highest quality CBD.

So whether you’re using CBD for balancing your endocannabinoid system in lieu of a multivitamin or you’re using it to treat some condition that you feel may benefit from it. Whether it’s a neurodegenerative disease like multiple sclerosis or epilepsy or even cancer, you want to make sure that you’re getting the highest quality product out there. Obviously, you don’t want to contaminate your body with anything that’s less than the best.

Like my grandmother used to say “we’re too poor to buy cheap” I think that applies here you don’t want to put something that’s potentially got pesticides in it. Or if it says for example 300 milligrams of CBD on the bottle that it actually has 300 milligrams of CBD, not 100 or 150. There were many cases over the last few years where companies were cited by the FDA for false marketing claims and for not producing the product that they claimed they were producing so be on guard. As I said though, everything we sell at hybridhealth.us is organically grown, co2 extracted, GMP or good manufacturing process certified or at least compliant and we can provide certificates of analysis for every product we sell.

Having said all of that, make sure that you’re putting the best that you can in your body. Feel free to leave us comments below and any questions you may have, we’ll be happy to answer. Thanks very much and remember to subscribe to this channel. Help us help you by doing that and as always have a very hempful day.

 

Why do I love Hemp/CBD??

Hey Hybrid Hemptsters, this is Elliot Galdy CEO and founder of Hybrid Health. One of the questions I’m most often asked is how did I get into the CBD business. Well, it’s actually not a how question it’s a why question. After 40 plus years in marketing and advertising, I was feeling pretty burnt out. I loved what I did and I did it well but, I was also looking for a way to do well by doing good. So a few years ago I went out to Colorado talked to a bunch of folks in the cannabis business and was told that there is this product called hemp CBD which was not only legal but also really effective for a whole host of uses.

The most notable one of which was how it helped children with severe forms of epilepsy. And as I looked into it and did my research, I found that it was also highly effective for a whole host of other conditions from neurodegenerative disease to inflammation, anxiety, depression, insomnia, and so on and so forth.  So I decided this was a great way for me to do good and maybe do well at the same time. So along with my son Ian, we started Hybrid Health about two years ago and went online with our e-commerce site HybridHealth.us about seven or eight months ago in May of 2017. As a result of that, we’ve since sent out hundreds of orders to folks all over the country and the response has been remarkable. Folks tell us that their arthritis feels better, they’re not as anxious, they’re sleeping better, and on and on.

Do your own research, go online and just enter Hemp CBD and a condition that you might be dealing with and you’ll get a lot of articles that can explain to you how and why CBD does what it does. The most effective websites I find are pubmed.gov, ProjectCBD.com , or medicaljane.com, any of which are reputable and have really good information. So if you want to answer… if you have questions that you’d like us to answer, feel free to post them in the comment section below. Like us if you would, that would be really great and if you do use our products and have success with them we’d love to hear your feedback good, bad, indifferent and especially testimonials are something we love. So thanks very much make sure you like us and have a very hempful day.

 

Statement of the U.S. Hemp Roundtable Board of Directors

Over the past week, there have been several highly-publicized incidents in which retail store owners have been accused of selling marijuana-laced products, some of which had been allegedly targeted to children.

The US Hemp Roundtable appreciates the challenges our law enforcement faces in combatting illegal drugs. However, in many of these instances, blanket statements were made that not only are legally inaccurate, but could pose a chill on an exciting new economic opportunity for American farmers and small businesses. Furthermore, there is the real potential that legal and safe hemp products were improperly seized and classified incorrectly as controlled substances.

The issue concerns “CBD,” known formally as cannabidiol. CBD is an ingredient that can be extracted from a marijuana plant or from industrial hemp. The difference between the two plants is simple, but also very significant. A marijuana product containing CBD may have a meaningful concentration of THC, the compound that gets people high. Conversely, if a product is derived from industrial hemp, it is, by definition, non-psychoactive. Hemp has less than 0.3% THC, often far less.

Hemp-derived CBD is not marijuana. Hemp-derived CBD is not medical marijuana.

Indeed, hemp-derived CBD is viewed by the international community as a safe, effective and non-addictive natural supplement. Just this past November, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence issued a report opining that naturally occurring CBD is safe and well-tolerated in humans (and animals), and is not linked with any negative public health outcomes. Furthermore, the WHO concluded that CBD does not induce physical dependence and is not associated with abuse potential: “To date, there is no evidence of recreational use of CBD or any public health related problems with the use of pure CBD.”

Federal law also provides significant protections for hemp-derived CBD. The 2014 U.S. Farm Bill created a pilot program regime that allows states to regulate and permit commerce in hemp and hemp products. The 2016 Omnibus Law prohibits federal agencies from interfering with hemp pilot programs. It also specifically prohibits federal dollars from being spent that hinder the interstate sale or transport of hemp products. More details on the legal status of CBD are available at this link.

As a durable crop that grows in a variety of climates and soil types, hemp opens up bright new economic opportunities for American agriculture. From drafts of our founding documents to the sustainable paneling of 21st century cars, hemp’s versatility and strength have made it the fabric of the American imagination. Today, hemp is used in clothing, biofuels, plastics, personal care, feed and food. Economic experts predict a multi- billion-dollar U.S. hemp industry by 2020.

We urge law enforcement to return any legitimate and lawful hemp-derived products to their store of origin. And as they bravely operate on the front lines of efforts to protect our communities, we ask them to be more circumspect in distinguishing safe and legal hemp products from the illegal drugs that merit their scrutiny.

We encourage anyone with questions – law enforcement, policymakers, store owners, interested citizens – to contact our legal counsel, Jonathan Miller, of Frost Brown Todd, at (859) 244-3218 or jmiller@fbtlaw.com.

U.S. Hemp Roundtable Response to Seizures of Legal CBD Products

Legal CBD Oil

This week, there have been a number of seizures of hemp CBD products by police and sheriff departments across the country, While all the facts are not yet in, it seems that edible gummy products labeled “CBD” were not CBD but rather contained synthetic marijuana products, sometimes known as K2 or Spike. Unfortunately, some law enforcement departments conflated these with hemp-derived and fully legal CBD products. Blanket public statements that have declared that all CBD is illegal has caused the industry great concern.

Hemp industry organizations support working with law enforcement in adhering to current statutes. As well, Hybrid Health is committed to selling only lab tested, legal hemp oil products. The US Hemp Roundtable issued the following, which Hybrid Health supports. Please feel free to contact us directly with any questions or concerns.

Click below to read the US Hemp Roundtable document.

Roundtable Statement on CBD Actions

We had a snowday and talk about how CBD is a lot like snow!

Howdy, Hybrid Hempsters. Elliot Galdy, owner and CEO of Hybrid Health here. And the last couple of days we’ve been snow-bound here in Durham, North Carolina. Amazing because this is not where typically you would expect us to get a lot of snow, but looking out my window at about ten inches of the white stuff, it’s created a really nice, although not necessarily requested, vacation time.

However, what it made me think about was these little flakes of snow keep dropping; and they’re tiny, they’re lite, and they don’t really seem to weigh much, if anything at all. However, over time, they pile up, and pile up and pile up. And that little flake of snow adds to all the other flakes of snow and creates these huge drifts and blocks streets and, well, you know the deal. So how does that apply to CBD and what I typically talk about?

Good question. The reason that it applies is that CBD, particularly if you’re taking it for balancing your endocannabinoid system, is something that builds up in your system over time. Taking one, or five or even ten milligrams a day is not necessarily a huge amount. And it’s not going to be a miracle cure for anything. However, over time, those milligrams add up…over time. And you start to feel a difference in how you overall function better, those aches and pains that used to be there may not be quite as acute.

Those other little bothersome characteristics of anxiety, or depression may start to feel a little bit less severe. So, my suggestion is when thinking about how and when to start taking CBD, think of it like snow. Let it pile up, gradually over time, and you end up with a beautiful landscape and a beautiful new you. Thanks very much for listening. This is Hybrid Health, and if you have any comments, please post them below. And “like” us because we’d love to get your support, and have a very hempful day.

What Is Your ECS (Endocannabinoid System) And Why Is It Necessary To Supplement For It?

Endocannabinoid System

If you’ve been paying attention to the buzz in the natural health world, you may have heard quite a bit about the Endocannabinoid System – ECS, for short. And you may be wondering what, exactly, the ECS does, and why so many people are choosing to supplement with natural CBD oil products.

In this article, we’ll talk about the basics of the ECS, how it works, and why you may want to supplement your body’s ECS with high-quality CBD products. Let’s get started.

What Is The Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is named after cannabis – the plant that led to its discovery. It is a physiological system that’s critical for establishing and maintaining human health.

Endocannabinoids and receptors are found in the organs, brain, glands, immune cells, and even connective tissue. The system performs many different tasks, but its primary goal is homeostasis. That is, the endocannabinoid system helps maintain a stable internal level of health, despite the ways in which external factors influence our health.

It has been suggested that the ECS is responsible for regulating immune function, nervous function, a number of social behaviors, and even our mental state – for example, CBD oil has been shown to reduce levels of anxiety and depression in users.

What Are The Benefits Of Endocannabinoid Supplements?

ECS supplements like CBD oil and other hemp-derived products have a variety of benefits on the endocannabinoid system. There are numerous, scientifically-supported use cases for CBD oil, and its effects on the ECS. Here are just a few of them.

  • Reduced anxiety and depressionA 2011 study found that CBD oil could interact with the ECS, reducing levels of anxiety and depression in clinical subjects, and encouraging a healthier state of mind.
  • Higher levels of immune function – CBD oil is thought to have properties that address certain illnesses, due to its ability to “supercharge” the immune system.
  • Natural pain relief CBD oil interacts with the nervous system, aiding in the management of chronic pain from back problems, systemic disease, and much more.
  • Better sleep – The ECS has a huge effect on our circadian rhythms and ability to fall asleep. Using hemp-derived supplements as sleep aids can be helpful to those 70 million Americans who suffer from sleep disorders.
  • Lower stress levels – ECS supplementation has been shown to increase the body’s ability to regulate stress hormones. In turn, this helps maintain a healthier state of mind, and reduce the negative physical effects of stress.

See How CBD Oil Can Help You!

CBD oil and other hemp-derived products from Hybrid Health can have a number of positive effects. Visit our store now and learn more about how CBD can contribute to attaining a healthier body and mind.

We got a new e commerce account!

Hey everyone! This is Elliot Galdy from Hybrid Health. Over the last several weeks our e-commerce site was not functioning the way we wanted it to so we went out and got ourselves a new merchant account and e-commerce is flourishing and working better than ever so please visit us at hybridhealth.us, that’s hybridhealth.us and choose from our great selection of industrial hemp CBD products we hope to see you soon and have a great hempful day.

Hybrid Health is back from Vacation!

Hello Hybrid Hempsters! Elliot here, back from a little bit of a vacation. We were over in the United Kingdom hiking extensively and what we found was after 10-14 mile days going up and down that the CBD creams that we sell on our website, specifically the Topicana, work wonders. So if you haven’t checked it out please do and if you want to see some vacation pictures let me know. Thanks a lot and have a really hempful day.

Cannabidiol may soon be used in the emergency room to fight effects of stroke and cardiac emergencies

Original Article Credit: naturalnews.com

During a cardiac emergency, the sudden stoppage of blood flow puts severe stress on the rest of the body. During a cardiac arrest, valuable oxygen and nutrients are cut off. The real damage occurs when the person is revived and the blood flow returns. The quick influx of blood flow often causes injury to the ischemia region of the brain. This secondary damage is referred to as ischemia/reperfusion injury. The result is severe oxidation damage that can trigger neurons to die off.

Chinese researchers from the Fudan University in Shanghai have found a way to protect against this oxidative damage and prevent the neurons from dying off. For the first time, researchers have shown that cannabidiol (CBDs) can protect against brain ischemia/reperfusion injury. Cannabidiol is one of the many cannabinoids found in the controversial cannabis sativa plant. An extract of cannabis contains at least 40 percent cannabidiol. This active ingredient may soon be used as an extract in hospital emergency rooms to prevent brain damage following heart attack or stroke.

Cardiac specialist, Dr. Sean McCormick, believes CBDs will soon be used as emergency medicine. “CBD treatments will most certainly exist in emergency rooms for stroke and cardiac patients in the future,” he said. “Not only will CBD extracts prevent inflammatory damage, but they may also heal existing damage.” (RELATED: For more news on the healing properties of cannabidiol, check out CBDs.News)

 

The Chinese researchers commented that CBDs could have medicinal applications for all sorts of neurological conditions. “Increasing evidence indicates that CBD is a molecule with potentially neuroprotective properties that can be used to treat neurodegenerative disorders,” they wrote. They said that CBDs also exhibit anti-inflammatory, anxiolytic, and immunomodulatory effects, which have been demonstrated in vivo and in vitro.

In a mouse hippocampus neuron cell line, the researchers demonstrated that CBD protects neurons against oxygen-glucose-deprivation/reperfusion (OGDR) injury. CBD extract also prevents mitochondrial energy crisis, protects cellular metabolism, and prevents overall cytotoxicity.

The key was found in the way CBD alleviates oxidative stress, by boosting the energy production of the mitochondria. It did so by activating the pentose-phosphate pathway of the neuron cells, which bolstered energy homeostasis of the cells. Writing in the journal Redox Biology, the researchers said, “We found that CBD significantly improved basal respiration, ATP-linked oxygen consumption rate, and the spare respiratory capacity, and augmented glucose consumption in OGD/R-injured neurons.”

They concluded, “We propose, for the first time, that CBD stimulates glucose metabolism through the pentose-phosphate pathway to maintain the redox balance and energy conservation during neuronal ischemia/reperfusion injury.”

Science continues to support the medicinal properties of cannabis. Cannabis contains over 100 cannabinoids that are begging to be explored. Cannabidiol proves to be both anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective. It could be of great benefit to many. CBDs are an intelligent design that interact with receptors and cells to allow the body to self-heal. Real medicine is synthesized in nature and cannabis continues to unleash its healing properties. Emergency rooms can easily embrace CBDs for an easy and effective way to protect patients from the brain damage that often follows cardiac events. (RELATED: For more reports on the health benefits of cannabis, check out CannabisCures.News)