The Miracle Plant: Understanding CBD and Its Benefits

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CBD, or cannabidiol, has become a hot topic in recent years. It seems like everywhere you go, you see CBD products being sold, from gas stations to grocery stores. But what exactly is CBD, and how can you find out more about CBD and its benefits? In this blog post, we will explore the world of CBD and shed light on some important aspects that you should know.

The Story Behind 101 Hemp
To truly understand the passion behind CBD, we need to delve into the personal journey of Justin Benton, the co-founder of 101 HEMP LLC. The Benton’s son was diagnosed with autism and they embarked on a quest to find solutions. After trying various treatments, they stumbled upon research about the benefits of cannabis for neurological conditions. Inspired by this discovery, Justin decided to grow his own hemp and create products that would help his son and others like him.

What is CBD?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, a cannabinoid found in the cannabis or hemp plant. It can also be found in over 25 fruits and vegetables. CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a “high” like THC, another cannabinoid found in cannabis. CBD can be made in our bodies, and it plays a role in maintaining balance and homeostasis.

The Difference Between Hemp and Marijuana
It’s important to understand the difference between hemp and marijuana. The terms “hemp” and “marijuana” were given by the government in the 1930s to differentiate between cannabis plants with high THC content (marijuana) and those with low THC content (hemp). Hemp is legally defined as cannabis with less than 0.3% THC. Both hemp and marijuana are part of the cannabis plant family.

The Power of Cold Extraction
One of the key factors that sets 101 Hemp apart from other companies is their use of cold extraction. Inspired by research on juicing cannabis by Dr. William Courtney, Justin realized the importance of preserving the entire plant and its natural compounds. Cold extraction involves juicing the plant without applying heat, resulting in a product that retains all the cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds. This method ensures that the full potential of the plant is unleashed.

Glyphosate and Pesticide Concerns
Glyphosate, a primary ingredient in Roundup, is a pesticide that has raised concerns due to its potential health risks. Justin’s son tested extremely high for glyphosate and other pesticides, highlighting the importance of choosing organic products. 101 Hemp products are made from organic hemp and undergo third-party testing to ensure they are free from pesticides and heavy metals. Certificate of Analysis (COA) is available for each product, providing transparency and peace of mind for consumers.

Full Spectrum vs. CBD Isolate
Full spectrum CBD refers to products that contain the entire range of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other compounds found in the hemp plant. This approach harnesses the synergistic effects of all the plant’s components, known as the entourage effect. On the other hand, CBD isolate is a purified form of CBD that isolates the compound from other plant compounds. While CBD isolate may have its uses, many believe that the full spectrum approach offers superior benefits.

Finding the Right CBD Product
If you have tried CBD in the past and didn’t notice significant results, there could be a few reasons for this. Firstly, it’s crucial to find a reputable company that uses the whole plant, employs cold extraction methods, and provides full spectrum products. Secondly, finding the right dosage is essential. Some individuals may require higher doses to experience the desired effects. Lastly, consistency is key. Give CBD enough time to work by taking it consistently for at least two to three weeks.

The Miracle Plant and Autism
For families dealing with autism, CBD has been a game-changer. Justin’s personal experience with his son’s autism journey led him to create products specifically tailored to help children with autism. The Autism Hope Alliance, in partnership with 101 Hemp, offers a 50% discount to families dealing with autism, making these life-changing products more accessible.

CBD, derived from the cannabis or hemp plant, has shown immense potential in improving the lives of individuals with various conditions. Understanding the importance of using the whole plant, employing cold extraction methods, and choosing organic products is crucial when considering CBD and its benefits. With the right approach, CBD can be a powerful tool in achieving balance and wellness.

If you’re interested in trying CBD products from a company that prioritizes quality, transparency, and the well-being of its customers, consider exploring 101 Hemp. Their commitment to providing organic, full spectrum, and cold-extracted products sets them apart in the industry. Remember, miracles do happen, and CBD might just be the miracle plant you’ve been searching for.

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About Mollie & her Family

Mollie Benton is the co-founder of 101 Hemp and freelance writer for the 101 Hemp blog. She enjoys running on the beach with her two Labs, adventuring with her hubby and three kids, and devoting her life to healing the world.