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CBD for Epilepsy Approved by the FDA: What You Need to Know

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In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first drug containing an active ingredient of Hemp for market use. Epidiolex — a brand-name prescription medication that contains 100 mg/mL of Cannabidiol (a.k.a. CBD) — is now a front-line medication for two types (i.e., Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome) of Epilepsy.

So how did we get here? Less than a decade ago, marijuana and Hemp were both listed on the federal drug scheduling system. Today, many cannabinoids — which are naturally-occurring compounds in the Hemp plant —are completely legal, widely-used, and highly-researched.

Why did the FDA approve CBD for epilepsy treatment? How do cannabinoids like CBD impact the body to the degree of alleviating serious symptoms like seizures? And what are the other cannabinoids present in Hemp and Hemp Oil products?

Here’s everything you need to know about Hemp and CBD for epilepsy treatment, and the role of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil in today’s CBD market.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (or CBD for short) is a cannabinoid present in the Cannabis sativa plant. These cannabinoids (of which over one-hundred have been identified) are naturally-occurring compounds present in both the Cannabis sativa plant and, believe it or not, the human body.

That’s right!

Humans produce endocannabinoids (“endo” meaning “within”) that bind to cannabinoid receptors present all over our bodies. We’ll dive deeper into these endocannabinoids and the role they play within our bodies in the next section. But it’s important to remember that cannabinoids mainly only occur in two unique places: the Cannabis sativa plant and our bodies.

Here’s an interesting factoid: the Cannabis sativa plant has spawned a variety of widely-grown plants, and we know these plants by different names depending on the composition of their cannabinoids.

For example, Hemp (which contains less than 0.3% of the cannabinoid THC) is legally different than marijuana, but both Hemp and marijuana come from the Cannabis sativa plant; they’re simply different breeds of the same parent plant. CBD is almost always extracted from the Hemp plant. Not only is Hemp legal to grow across the United States, but it contains little-to-no THC, which is the psychoactive compound in marijuana.

When it comes to cannabinoids, none get quite as much press as CBD. And for good reason. Early research suggests that CBD may provide a variety of benefits, including:

  • Anxiety reduction
  • Mood regulation
  • Discomfort relief
  • Blemish reduction

But how could CBD possibly accomplish all of this? It’s just a small compound in a plant, right? Here’s where things get interesting. CBD isn’t quite like any other natural compound on the planet, and its ability to influence our bodies is incredibly potent and profound.

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a complex network of nerves and cell-signaling pathways that exists in the human body. When we break down the term endocannabinoid system, we can quickly learn the nitty-gritty of this incredibly dense and complex interrelation of cannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.

The term “endo” is Greek for “within.” So, endocannabinoid literally means “cannabinoids within.” These are cannabinoids that are produced naturally within your body.

We put the term “system” after endocannabinoid because the human body uses unique cellular signaling pathways to communicate between these various cannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.

In contrast, we often call cannabinoids occurring the Cannabis sativa plant “phytocannabinoids” — with “phyto” meaning plant. Technically, the cannabinoids within Hemp aren’t the same cannabinoids produced by your body regularly. However, these phytocannabinoids do seem to interact with your endocannabinoid receptors in novel ways.

The endocannabinoid system contains three core components:

  • Endocannabinoids: Cannabinoids produced by the human body (e.g., Anandamide, 2-Arachidonoylglycerol) are comprised of fatty-acids and operate in the central nervous system, which consists of the brain and spinal cord. These endocannabinoids play all sorts of interesting roles in your body. From inducing pleasure and pain to regulating appetite and mood, endocannabinoids are constantly surging throughout your body in abundance, looking to regulate activity spikes and maintain homeostasis.
  • Endocannabinoid receptors: Believe it or not, endocannabinoid receptors are the most abundant type of neurotransmitter in the human brain. CB1 and CB2 are the two primary endocannabinoid receptors, and endocannabinoids bind to these receptors to send signals to the ECS. Depending on what the body needs (e.g., lower temperature, fight against inflammation, relieve pain, etc.), these receptors will then fire out signals to the rest of your body.
  • Enzymes: Once endocannabinoids have discovered a problem, bound to a receptor, and have shot a signal to the body, they need to be disposed of properly. Your body produced on-demand endocannabinoids, and excess cannabinoids are quickly deleted and dissolved. There are two primary enzymes responsible for this deletion: fatty acid amide hydrolase and monoacylglycerol acid lipase.

So, the typical “flow” of the endocannabinoid system works something like this. Your body recognizes that you’re dealing with some inflammation. You produce endocannabinoids to deal with the problem. These endocannabinoids attach to the CB2 receptor and shoot a signal to the rest of your body to produce anti-inflammatory agents. After it’s done, enzymes break it down and dispose of the cannabinoid.

So… what does that have to do with epilepsy?

The FDA, CBD, Epilepsy, and a Few Rats: How CBD Become a Focal Point of the Fight Against Epileptic Seizures

According to leading research and studies, CBD seems to contain a variety of pharmacological properties, including anti-inflammatory, neuroprotectant, anti-anxiety, analgesic, anticonvulsant, and analgesic properties. For now, we’ll focus on CBD and its possible anticonvulsant property, though (again) CBD contains a variety of highly-researched properties that are showing promise across a wide range of conditions and disorders.

Interestingly, CBD doesn’t bind very well to CB1 or CB2 receptors. We say that’s surprising because when you look at other cannabinoids like THC, they have a strong agonist (i.e., binding) response to endocannabinoid receptors, so the fact that CBD rarely bonds to these receptors and floats somewhat free-form in your body makes them relatively novel compared to other cannabinoids.

In fact, CBDs potential anticonvulsant properties have little to do with endocannabinoid receptors. Instead, CBD triggers unique responses in the ECS, which starts bonding processes for a variety of ion channels, neurotransmitter transporters, and transmembrane receptors.

We won’t go too in-depth into the biological functions of CBD, since there is plenty that’s still not fully understood. However, CBD’s unique anticonvulsant properties seem well-proven in studies. To help, illustrate CBD’s impact on epileptic seizures, let’s look at a timeline of the beginning of CBD seizure research:

  • In 1997, researchers found that CBD actively reduced seizures in mice exposed to a variety of seizure-induced methodologies (e.g., electroshock, cocaine, etc.)
  • In 1978, researchers (using the previous study) tested CBD supplements with human participants with epilepsy. They found that the group taking CBD showed significantly fewer seizures than the control group, with a few even eliminating their seizures for the duration of the trial. This was a trial with small sample size.
  • In 1979, researchers found that CBD protected rats from seizures created from significant electroshocks.
  • In 1980, researchers took two groups of epilepsy patients and gave on group CBD. They found that the CBD group experienced significantly fewer seizures, with one patient becoming seizure-free during the trial.

Obviously, there was initial excitement. However, two immediately-following studies questioned the power of CBD. Ames et al. (1986) found no significant seizure changes, and the same problem was found with Trembly et al. (1990). This led to a bit of a lag in CBD-related seizure research. Come to find out, those two studies weren’t only anomalies, but CBD shows promising results against the two most aggressive forms of epilepsy — Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome.

Two major studies — Devinsky et al. (2016) and Devinsky et al. (2017) — showcased how powerful CBD was as an anticonvulsant for patients with these “catastrophic” (i.e., life-threatening and ongoing) types of epilepsy.

A year later, the FDA approved the first-ever drug containing a cannabinoid.

Epidiolex — which is a purified CBD solution — was approved by the FDA for epilepsy treatment in 2018. The medicine showed remarkable capabilities in controlled clinical trials, which have since been released to the public. Currently, CBD trials are ongoing for a variety of other seizure-inducing disorders, including Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) and Sturge Weber Syndrome (SWS).

Important note: If you suffer from Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome, do not start taking over-the-counter CBD oils as a treatment plan. Discuss your treatment options with your doctor.

Cannabinoids: The Gangs All Here

Obviously, seizure treatment is one incredibly exciting research subject happening with CBD at the moment. But it’s only one piece of the cannabinoid puzzle. Cannabinoids play an important role in your body, helping you maintain homeostasis. So far, we’ve talked primarily about CBD, but that’s just one of over a hundred phytocannabinoids that have been identified in the Hemp plant. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil provides a holistic combination of all of these cannabinoids. So, while the two most prevalent cannabinoids are THC and CBD, there are a variety of others that are showing promising research, including:

  • CBG (Cannabigerolic acid)
  • CBGV (Cannabigerovarinic acid)
  • CBC (Cannabichromenenic acid)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocanabivarinic acid)
  • CBCV (Cannabichromevarinic acid)
  • CBDM (Cannabidiol monomethylether)
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarinic acid)
  • CBT (Cannabitriol)
  • plus 110 more!
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That’s a lot of cannabinoid action! Currently, up to 40 percent of Americans have tried CBD products, and millions more are jumping on the bandwagon yearly. People are using CBD to treat anxiety, improve performance, improve mood, and reduce tension, and alleviate strain. But what about all of those other compounds? What do they do?

Well… we aren’t perfectly sure. So far, we’ve seen research on over fifty of these cannabinoids, and early research is mind-blowing — to say the least. Here’s a teaser of some of the new research coming out surrounding these other cannabinoids:

  • Researchers found that CBG reduced inflammation in mice reduced pressure behind the eye in glaucoma patients, and showed promise as a neuroprotective agent.
  • Research suggests that CBC has promising anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties.
  • GW Pharmaceuticals is currently showing promising results using CBCV to slow the onset of diabetes.
  • CBDV also shows promise as an anticonvulsant, with early rat studies suggesting it may alleviate seizures and reduce nausea.
  • THCA (which is non-psychoactive) shows promise in rat studies as a nausea reducing agent.
  • CBN may reduce inflammation and fight against viruses and microbes.

The list goes on and on and on. In other words, research is still in its infancy. Remember, Hemp was outcast for most of the past fifty years. So, researchers are now starting to dive into the wonderful and complex world of this plant, how it relates to our bodies, and what it’s capable of providing to us as humans.

But here’s the most interesting thing: these phytocannabinoids seem to work together. Believe it or not, isolated CBD (outside of medical uses) may not provide its full benefits alone. It needs its gang of friends.

The Value of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

Did you know cannabinoids are only one part of the Hemp plant? Hemp also contains vitamins, minerals, and other beneficial compounds like Flavonoids and Terpenes (which are used in aromatherapy). Together, all of these compounds and nutrients make up your lovable Hemp plant. And nature made it that way for a reason.

Imagine Hemp as a salad. CBD is the ever-so-delicious spinach. It’s abundant, packed with benefits, and often sold separately. On its own spinach is great. But when you combine it with the right veggies, dressing, and spices, it turns from great into downright amazing.

The same can be said for Hemp Oil.

Researchers have started to notice something interesting: all of the compounds in Hemp are synergistic. We call this the True Entourage Effect™. Those phytocannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and minerals are all present in Hemp for a reason. And they all play an amazing role in your body. Alone, they provide ample value. Research suggests that cannabis flavonoids and terpenes may have neuroprotective properties, and vitamins and minerals are critical for your body to function. But together, they make magic.

That’s why many consumers are turning towards Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil as opposed to isolated CBD products. Not only does the CBD extraction method often damage cellular walls and linings, but it strips all of these amazing compounds out of the end product. Today, people are using CBD for a variety of reasons. They may find that it helps with their mood, recovery, anxiety, or skincare routine. Unfortunately, many consumers quickly rush towards CBD due to its name recognition.

In most cases, this is a mistake. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil provides CBD, but it also gives you thousands of other compounds that work synergistically with that CBD to provide a more holistic experience.

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The benefits of Hemp Oil keep piling up. Hoping to reduce anxiety, improve mood, and reduce acne, millions of American consumers are adding Hemp Oil to their daily routine. At Synchronicity™, we believe in the power of nature.

That’s why our world-class patented Hemp plant provides access to thousands of compounds like cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, vitamins, and minerals. We combine our industry-leading LipidTrans™ Infusion process with our genome-defining hemp to create a holistic, GMO-free Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for your body. We’re driven by science and inspired by nature. Contact us to learn more about Synchronicity’s™ amazing Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil solutions

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How to Make DIY Hemp Oil

Once Upon a Time, a DIY Hemp Oil Adventure Was Born

In a city somewhere in the U.S.A., a loving couple married and moved into their dream home. They did chores together, cooked gourmet meals, and watched silly sitcoms at night. On weekends, they took their dog to the park and went to their favorite Italian restaurant. The couple lived a happy life until COVID-19 hit.

One day, the wife Aria stood in the kitchen, looking out the window. She didn’t notice when her husband, Mike, walked into the room in search of coffee. As he rummaged in the cabinets, Mike noticed the pensive look on Aria’s face. She looked a million miles away. Slowly, he leaned on the counter and looked up at her.

“What’s up, hon?”

“You know Wanda?” she said, turning to look at him. 

“You mean your over-the-fence COVID party buddy?”

“Right, our neighbor next door. You know this whole social isolation thing is hard — well — on everyone. However, Wanda has been all alone since her husband died. Her kids don’t even live nearby.”

“Yeah, it’s got to be rough,” Mike replied, standing at her shoulder and looking out the window. “At least she has you to talk to during your 5:00 at-the-fence cocktail hour.” 

“Well, I appreciate that time with her. But still, she must be lonely, and I think it’s getting to her. She seems a little depressed. Plus, she has arthritis, and now she can’t even go to her water aerobics class. I’m worried about her, Mike.”

He nodded and made his way over to the coffee maker. As he scooped coffee grounds into the basket, he spoke. “That’s a lot for her to deal with, isn’t it?”

“It really is,” Aria replied. “But, I have an idea.” Upon hearing that, Mike raised his eyebrows.

DIY Hemp Oil to the Rescue

“CBD!”

By the blank look on Mike’s face, Aria stifled a giggle. She clarified, “You know, cannabidiol. It’s everywhere right now!”

“Isn’t that pot?”

“No! Well…yes, there’s CBD in marijuana. But, hemp is a better source because it won’t get Wanda high. And, there’s all this new research that says it may help with physical discomfort and balanced mood support.”

“Okay…sounds good,” Mike volunteered tentatively. He pushed the button to start the coffee brewing.

“Oh, it’s huge,” Aria continued. “People are using it in skincare and hair products. I even saw instructions for making a CBD bath bomb that sounded awesome.”

“Huh. So, you’re really going to get Wanda some CBD oil?”

“No. I’m going to MAKE her some!”

With that, Aria walked over to the counter and spun her laptop around. As she started tapping in the keywords for her search, Mike considered the best way to respond. The coffee gurgled in the pot behind him, and he reached into the cupboard to pull out a mug. 

“That’s really thoughtful,” he said slowly. “And, this whole DIY thing you’ve got going since the shutdown has been great. The sourdough bread was amazing and so was the blueberry ice cream. But, DIY Hemp Oil? Why make it? Why not get a bottle from one of those online CBD stores and leave it at that?”

In response, Aria shook her head but didn’t look up, too intent on her search.

Hemp Oil Is Expensive But Is DIY Hemp Oil the Answer?

“Have you seen what it costs?” Aria challenged. “CBD isn’t exactly cheap. I’m sure I can make it cheaper at home.”

“Are you planning to grow your own hemp or something?” Mike asked, pouring the coffee into his mug.

“No, of course not,” she said. “I’ll order it online, like everything else.”

“But, this seems like the whole thing could be pretty complicated. I mean…how do you know if you’re doing it right?”

She glanced up at him, then gestured at the screen. 

“I’m about to show you.”

Luckily, Mike was a patient man.

Aria wandered into the living room three hours later, where Mike was reading. She flopped down next to him on the couch with a pad of paper in her hand. Copious notes filled the pad, some of them scribbled over while others were underlined or starred. Aria looked at the tightly-packed page and sighed. 

“So?” Mike asked. “How’d the research go? Got it all figured out?”

It's Complicated

“You’re right; it’s kind of complicated,” she admitted. “First, I have to find a trustworthy grower because it turns out that the strain of hemp and growing conditions matter when it comes to CBD levels. Plus, I don’t want any pesticides in the finished product. I think I’ve narrowed it down to a few sources, but there seem to be many amateurish-looking sites out there.”

Mike set his book aside and shifted to face her, so she’d know that she had his full attention. She frowned at her notes and shook her head.

“Plus, there’s the carrier oil. There are lots of different opinions about that. Olive oil, coconut oil, MCT oil, hemp seed oil — who knew there were so many carrier oils? And, it matters because the body can’t really absorb CBD without oil. From what I can tell, MCT oil is probably the best option.”

“Well, you figured that much out, then,” he said encouragingly. She shrugged.

“True. And, I even ordered some. Now I’m sifting through all these recipes, but everyone has a different opinion on that, too. You’re supposed to steep the hemp flowers in the oil, but at what temperature? Some websites say anything over 130 degrees will degrade the CBD, while other sites claim you can go up to 250 or 300 degrees. And, for how long? I saw one recipe that said to steep the hemp for just one hour but another one said it had to stay in the oil for 24 hours.”

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“24 hours? That seems like a really long time.”

“Well, it may extract more of the compounds. Otherwise, you have to heat it under pressure. It turns out that there’s all this stuff in the hemp besides just the CBD. There are over a hundred different cannabinoids, polyphenols, and terpenes, and all of them do different things in the body. Plus, they seem to work better together to create something called The Entourage Effect. So, you want to get all of that out of the hemp, too.”

“I guess you really want to take your time, then.”

Crunch Time: to Proceed or Not to Proceed

“Yes, but even then you don’t really know what actually made it out of the hemp. I saw one recipe that said you’d end up with an oil that had between one and 10 milligrams of CBD per serving.”

“That seems like a pretty big range,” he said. 

“Right? It’s weird.”

Mike looked at Aria and then glanced at her well-scribbled paper.

“Are you sure you want to do this?” he said. “It’s starting to sound like it may be even harder than the sourdough bread.”

She sighed and looked at her notes, too. Then she gave a single, determined nod and stood up. 

“I won’t know if I don’t try. And, I really want to help Wanda.”

“You’re going to take over the kitchen again, aren’t you?” he asked, but she was back to studying her notes. 

“So, how hot does the slow cooker get when it’s on low? I guess I could use a candy thermometer to find out. Do we have a candy thermometer, hon?”

Mike shook his head and picked up his book again.

Getting the DIY Hemp Oil Project Under Way

It took a few weeks for the hemp flowers to arrive. Shortly after the package arrived, Aria set to work. Soon, Mike came into the kitchen, his nose wrinkling. 

“What’s that smell?” he asked Aria, who was squatting in front of the oven, peering through the glass. 

“It’s the hemp flowers. I’m decarboxylating it. Do you think our oven temperature is accurate?”

“No idea. What’s decarboxylating?”

“It does something to the CBD so your body can use it better. You have to heat it to change the CBD from its acidic form…look, it says online that this is an important step to make it more potent. I just hope it’s not getting too hot in there. “

“It smells like…”

“I know. Those are the terpenes. They’re aromatic oils, and they have all these anti-inflammatory, immune-modulating effects,” she explained, opening the door a crack to peek into the oven. “It turns out that the CBD is actually more effective if it has the terpenes in the oil, too.”

“If we can smell them, does that mean we’re losing them? Like they’re evaporating or something?”

“I don’t know.” She tugged an oven mitt onto her hand and opened the door to grab the baking sheet. She pulled it out and set it on top of the stove. They both studied the hemp, a rubble of fuzzy olive-green nuggets. 

“Do you think it’ll work?” he asked. 

“I hope so.”

He nodded and patted Aria on the shoulder encouragingly. “I’ll leave you to it, then. Good luck!”

The Mystery Deepens

A few hours later, Mike stuck his head into the kitchen to ask Aria a question. However, when he caught sight of the scene before him, he paused in mid-sentence. Aria was standing over the slow cooker, stirring its contents slowly with a wooden spoon. There was a splash of oil on her shirt and a small puddle on the counter was dripping onto the floor. Aria was stirring with one hand and with the other, clicking between tabs on her laptop browser. She was muttering to herself. She had that look in her eye, he thought. An interruption wouldn’t be appreciated. 

Mike withdrew quietly. 

The next morning, Mike walked into the kitchen. He stopped to survey the scene. Aria was pouring the last few drops of oil through a tiny funnel into a small brown glass jar. Around her, the counter was littered with bowls, a candy thermometer, ladles, syringes, mixing cups, and strainers. The slow cooker looked empty. Meanwhile, a small pile of discarded hemp flowers sat in a bowl, an oily ring puddling in the bottom. 

Success or Failure?

Aria tapped the last few drops carefully of the funnel and into the bottle, then carefully screwed a dropper cap on. She turned to Mike and held it aloft with a triumphant flourish. 

“It’s done,” she announced. “I hope Wanda likes it. I just wish I had some way of knowing exactly how much CBD is in it. And, if it has THC. I know she’s worried about that because she mentioned a few times that she doesn’t want to get high.” 

Mike nodded and then asked, “So, are you glad you did it? Think it was worthwhile?”

“I think so. I just hope it does her some good, you know? However, some things still bother me. There were so many things I couldn’t quantify. How do I know I received premium quality hemp to start? Was it really organic? Did I overheat it? Should I have used alcohol to “winterize” it? Did I steep it long enough, and did I use the right olive oil?”

Mike walked over to her and put his arms around her. She relaxed against his chest. 

“I’m sure it’s great. And, Wanda will be so touched you went through all of this for her.”

“Well, it’s worth it if it helps her feel better. And now, I have to clean up this mess,” she sighed, looking around the kitchen.

“You sound a little stressed,” Mark said, a smile forming on his mouth. “You know, I hear that CBD is good for that.”

At that, Aria laughed.

And, now, we’ve come to the end of our story. But, did Aria’s DIY Hemp Oil turn out right? Specifically, did it help Wanda? Alas, you may not be privy to the fact that Wanda takes medication for her arthritis. So, the question remains: how does CBD react with prescriptions? And, what are the risks of combining DIY Hemp Oil with allopathic medicines? Specifically, how did Wanda fare with Aria’s concoction? Subscribe to find out.

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At Synchronicity, we’ve worked hard to perfect our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. We control every step of the process, from planting until final delivery to your home. We do this to ensure that you receive the highest quality product. Our hemp is sustainably grown and we’ve worked hard to perfect the Superior Genetics that produces the ideal ratio of cannabinoids and high levels of phytonutrients.

Unlike some companies, we never use harsh or toxic CO2 extraction methods. Instead, we start with the finest ingredients and use our unique hand-pressed LipidTrans™ Infusion Process to coax the most beneficial compounds out of the hemp for a True Entourage Effect. You can trust that what we put on our label corresponds to what’s in the bottle because we work with third-party testing facilities to ensure every batch is safe and pure. 

CBD isn’t a fad at Synchronicity. We’ve been dedicated to the pursuit of making the finest Hemp Oil for over two decades because we truly believe in our products and what they can do.  

So, go ahead and leave the work to us. We’re proud of the quality of our products, and they are available at many different price points. Looking for more answers to your questions? We invite you to take a look at what we have to offer. For more information, contact us. We’d love to start a conversation about CBD, DIY Hemp Oil, and Synchronicity.

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Should You Choose Hemp-Oil Tincture That Includes THC?

Choosing the right CBD tincture can be a serious challenge, with a variety of products available all claiming to offer the highest CBD purity and best extraction process.

One common question CBD tincture customers have is whether to opt for a tincture that only contains CBD, or to choose a tincture with a mix of cannabinoids with a blend of CBD and THC.

CBD and THC are similar but very different substances, each producing a different effect in the body. While THC is psychoactive (producing a noticeable “high” after ingestion), CBD isn’t, with few or no noticeable psychoactive effects.

This means that choosing a mixed tincture will give you a very different result from sticking with a CBD-only tincture.

Below, we’ve explained the key differences between CBD tinctures and tincture blends, from the direct effects to the health benefits of different options. We’ve also listed several reasons to opt for a CBD-only tincture, as well as several benefits of CBD/THC blend tinctures. All of these blends and mentioned products can be purchased via our online CBD product store.

Differences Between CBD Tinctures and Blends

Most of the products on the market sold as CBD tinctures are produced using hemp. To be more specific, they’re produced using specially-grown hemp that’s designed to have a large amount of CBD while containing as little THC as possible.

CBD tinctures occasionally contain trace amounts of THC, although it’s less than .03%, a lot less than what you’d find in typical marijuana-cannabis-based oil. This means that you won’t feel “high” after using hemp-derived CBD oil, even in large quantities.

Tinctures made using CBD have a variety of health benefits, from alleviating stress, tension, & nervousness to reducing physical discomfort to assisting with improved sleep (and a whole lot more)… However, they don’t offer the psychoactive effects of conventional medicinal marijuana.

Blends, on the other hand, combine CBD with THC — the active cannabinoid found in cannabis and the substance responsible for the psychoactive “high” of the plant.

Blended tinctures can range from a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC to more CBD-focused blends, some of which contain as much as four to five times more CBD than THC. These blends are typically made using conventional marijuana-cannabis, rather than specially grown CBD-rich industrial hemp plants.

Some blends also contain extra ingredients, ranging from herbs used in traditional medicine to a variety of flavoring agents.

Benefits of Using a CBD-Only Tincture

The biggest benefit of using a tincture that only contains CBD is that you can deliberately avoid the psychoactive effects of THC.

While the “high” of THC can be enjoyable, many people want to experience the health benefits of CBD without the accompanying psychoactive effects that occur when you smoke or consume marijuana cannabis through food. CBD tinctures, which aren’t psychoactive, make this possible.

CBD is also legal throughout the United States if the hemp and products are produced in a state where industrial hemp is legal. This means that people based in states without legal medicinal cannabis can enjoy the benefits of CBD without legal restrictions.

Benefits of Using a CBD/THC Tincture

THC has its own assortment of health benefits. For this reason, many people go for a CBD/THC blend instead of a CBD-only oil or tincture.

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Another obvious benefit of a blended CBD/THC tincture is that it causes psychoactive effects, which many people find pleasant and enjoyable. The psychoactive effects of THC can often be helpful in promoting relaxation and limiting stress.

All in all, both CBD-only and CBD/THB blended tinctures offer a range of benefits. There’s no “best” choice — instead, the two different options offer their own unique benefits, ranging from enjoyable psychoactive effects to health advantages.

If you’re interested in learning more about THC and marijuana, be sure to check out our friends at I Love Growing Marijuana and their excellent outdoor marijuana grow calendar.

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What Are People Saying about Hemp Oil?

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It’s all over the internet and the talk of many health care professionals, massage therapists, yoga instructors, and chiropractors: hemp oil has a wide variety of health benefits that have helped to support the overall well-being of people and pets of all ages. Because of the way hemp oil is regulated by the FDA, companies are unable to make claims regarding specific results or health concerns that are positively impacted by hemp oil. However, verified users of the products can and do add independent reviews of their personal experience with the product. So, what is everyone saying?

Helps Stabilize Moods

On the public review page of Synchronicity, “Cedar Kelly” wrote about his experience using hemp oil tinctures from Synchronicity for two weeks. Not only does he love the earthy flavor, but he has found benefits in keeping his moods regulated. “It gives me a space between whatever reaction I may have to the circumstances and the expression of that, so my response is mostly just silent. I just feel good about everything,” he writes, adding that he plans to purchase another bottle soon.

Increased Energy and Overall Health

John, who describes himself as a “65-year-old couch potato” also recently discovered hemp oil and ordered the 250 mg tincture drops. He reports that even within one day he noticed results, including more energy to go places with his wife. This is a big deal for him since he had four major operations in the last five years and was looking for a product to help. “I feel better than I have in a long time,” he said.

Helpful for Those in Pain

Cannabinoids support the human endocannabinoid system. This body system regulates the endocrine system, which is responsible for the hormones that govern a wide array of functions, from pain management to sleep patterns to mood. Those who are struggling to feel good are turning to hemp oil to find help. Carl, who was searching for something to help stabilize his health, decided to purchase the 25 mg hemp capsules. Now, he writes, “Hemp oil is now a part of day-to-day life.”

Surprised and Grateful for Added Support

Many people have told our caring customer service team at Synchronicity about how important it is to have someone to answer questions and help with purchasing. Bear, who lives in Atlanta, Georgia, was especially impressed with his results. “(These are) full-spectrum, single-origin products backed by years of variety of experimentation,” he wrote. “The 500mg Reserve tincture improves my quality of life in ways I didn’t expect.”

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Great for Pets, Too​

Although the tinctures produced by Synchronicity are human food-grade and designed primarily for humans, the cannabinoids are effective for any animals with vertebrae. That’s why it’s no surprise that veterinarians and pet owners are turning to hemp oil as well. Jessie from New Jersey decided to try the 250 mg tincture for her small chihuahua with health issues. “So far, the results are very encouraging. I am so grateful to have this alternative to mainstream medicine, which I know would have potentially damaging ramifications,” he wrote.

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How Hemp Can Support Your Yoga Practice

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How I Support My Yoga Practice With Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

I find practicing yoga to be beneficial on many different levels and after a decade of doing yoga, I welcome new ways to expand and improve my experience. When I learned about some of the properties of full-spectrum hemp oil I knew that I needed to try it. The result? I’ve found hemp oil to be a great way to support and increase the benefits of my practice, whatever the reason I’m on the mat that day.

You don’t have to be a long time practitioner to see the benefits either. If you’re just starting out your practice or you only find yourself doing yoga occasionally, you may see the benefits of introducing hemp oil even more! As a yoga newbie, you may find that introducing hemp oil into your practice makes it that much easier to recover and relieve newly sore muscles, or that it helps you calm your mind and go more deeply into restorative and yin practices.

Here are a few ways I’ve integrated hemp oil into my daily yoga practice:

Strength and Flexibility: Power Yoga & Hemp Oil

Yoga is a great way to build strength and flexibility, in fact, preliminary has research shown that it may improve lung capacity and aerobic fitness! This was why I originally began practicing yoga. After injuring my knees from running I was in search of a new form of exercise, and I needed something that allowed me to build strength and feel active while also keeping me safe from further injury.

When I first started I found myself confronting fears that came up during challenging poses as well as frustration around my lack of flexibility. Over time this came to be one of the additional benefits that I love about yoga – the physical aspects of it play into mental strengthening and wellness as well. So while I especially enjoy the relaxing benefits of hemp oil for restorative classes, I’ve found it to be equally great during more intensive, physical classes. Similar to my experience during slower more contemplative practices, I’ve found that hemp oil supports me in maintaining focus and feeling good in my practice even as I’m confronting challenges or struggling to stay present.

Stress Relief: Yoga & Hemp Oil​

As a busy person trying to juggle the various pulls of modern life, I’ve found yoga to be invaluable for stress relief and I’m not alone. According to Psychology Today 85% of people who do yoga report that it helps them relieve stress, and it’s not simply because they’re getting exercise. A big component of yoga is developing mindfulness from learning how to work through physical discomfort during physically challenging classes, or learning to counteract mental discomfort and quiet your mind during slow, contemplative practices.
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If you’re anything like me, you’ll find it more challenging to stay still and calm during slow-moving classes like Yin Yoga than it is to do fast-moving, strength building classes. It’s during these slow-moving, restorative classes that I find taking a dose of hemp oil half an hour before class to be especially beneficial. I find it easier to focus my mind and relinquish control for an hour, helping me achieve a calmer mind and body than I normally do. (These days my main concern is not getting too relaxed and drifting off to sleep!)

Recovery: Hemp Oil

Hemp oil is great for me when it comes to recovery from yoga. As mentioned above, I find taking hemp oil before or after a class helps me remain relaxed and focused which means I’m far less likely to strain myself and pull a muscle during my class. Additionally, full-spectrum hemp oil is packed with phytonutrients and cannabinoids which I like to take to help with any potential inflammation that might occur after a hot yoga class or an especially physically challenging class.

If I find myself particularly sore after a yoga class I’ll also use a salve to pinpoint specific muscles that often tighten up after class, especially if we’ve done a new pose or I’ve been using muscles I don’t normally use. Another great way to use hemp oil for recovery is to put some hemp oil in a hot bath along with other beneficial essential oils (or if I’m feeling crafty I’ll use this recipe to make some great hemp oil/CBD bath bombs!)

Choosing The Right Hemp Oil For Your Practice: Quality

When choosing what hemp oil to use for your practice there are a few things to consider. First and foremost for me was finding the highest quality hemp oil. That meant choosing one that was grown sustainably and third-party tested. It would feel incongruent to support my yoga practice – one meant to bring balance to my life and ease to my body – with a product that didn’t keep the planet in mind.

Additionally, there are a lot of hemp products out there that have been grown & processed without care which can result in low-quality hemp oil that at best doesn’t provide all the benefits I’m looking for and could potentially contain harmful chemicals or heavy metals. Again, not what I want to be introducing into my body while in pursuit of wellness!

Choosing The Right Hemp Oil For Your Practice: Full-Spectrum Is Best

My second focus was on making sure the hemp oil I was using was a full-spectrum hemp oil, as opposed to a CBD isolate. The benefits of hemp oil are so much more than the much-hyped cannabinoid CBD that is so often the focus of hemp products. Full-spectrum hemp oil made from the whole plant is rich in phytonutrients like flavenoids (the very same nutrients that make fruits and vegetables so good for you!) and over 100 different phytocannabinoids that work in harmony with each other to amplify the effects of each individual cannabinoid in a phenomena known as ‘True Entourage EffectTM.’

Choosing The Right Hemp Oil For Your Practice: Capsule, Tincture, or Salve?

I keep myself stocked up on a few different forms of hemp oil as I usually vary the form I take depending on what the day and what I’m looking to get from it. My go-to form is a tincture, as I like how quickly it absorbs into the body, and how easy it is to mix into coffee or smoothies. If I’m on the go, I’ll take a few capsules instead. I also love hemp oil salve for rubbing into sore muscles if I need a little extra help relieving a specific muscle group.

Conclusion

These days, yoga and hemp oil go hand in hand for me. Sometimes my primary reason for practicing is exercise, sometimes it’s stress relief, other times it is a social activity, or simply a relaxing way to spend a Sunday afternoon. I always ask my body what it’s in the mood for, and which type of hemp oil product feels best for me in the moment.

As you move into integrating hemp oil into your practice (or your occasional yoga class, or as you start off a practice) you’ll find that there’s just the right combination for you – I like to take hemp oil before class but you may find that it’s better taken after class, or perhaps it’s more beneficial to you as a topical treatment instead of taken internally.

Just like yoga itself, it’s up to you to make it your own and to find the right way to achieve the greatest benefits. So ask your body what’s right for it, and make sure to check out all the different types of products that Synchronicity offers – tinctures, capsules, roll-ons, or salves.