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      Straight Hemp CBD Blog — CBD Hemp Oil

      What CBD Product Is the Best? Should I Be Using A CBD Vape Pen or CBD Tinctures?

      What CBD Product Is the Best? Should I Be Using A CBD Vape Pen or CBD Tinctures?

      Call us biased, but we believe everyone should be using a premium and quality CBD product to help them achieve balance in their life.

      But sometimes, different CBD products work better for different people.

      Here is a quick introduction so you can distinguish between the Straight Hemp CBD vape pens and CBD tincture products.

      How To Use CBD Vape Pens

      At Straight Hemp, we created a buttonless and rechargeable CBD vape pen that is thin enough to take with you anywhere you go.

      We fill this sleek CBD vapor pen with our premium CBD vapor oil. Before users inhale the CBD vapor oil, the oil is in a liquid state. Once the user inhales the CBD vapor oil, the oil is sent to the heating coils and heated to a perfect temperature to transform the CBD vapor oil into smoke.

      When inhaling the CBD vape oil, the CBD vapor is absorbed by the user’s bloodstream, in the process bypassing the liver and digestive system. This provides the person with almost instantaneous relief.

      How To Ingest CBD Tincture Products

      Our Straight Hemp CBD tincture products are created with high-quality premium hemp products that are extracted through a custom process to preserve all the natural holistic qualities that help to provide pain, anxiety, stress, and other relief.

      When customers use CBD tincture products we recommend ingesting them sublingually (under the tongue) as this maximizes the effects by bypassing the liver and digestive tract thereby reaching the bloodstream quicker. Although the effects aren’t as instantaneous as the vapor form, the effects imparted by tincture form last longer.

      Aren’t CBD Vape Pens Bad For You?

      No, CBD Vape pens are not bad for you. 

      However, there have been studies that take note of the harmful effects of some vape pens. These studies point out that vape pens can be harmful when they use additive ingredients and/or faulty devices. 

      At Straight Hemp, we are continuously working to create the highest quality CBD products that help you achieve balance in your life. 

      We believe in staying educated and studying the effects of different forms of CBD products and refuse to add any ingredients or mechanisms that could contribute to creating a CBD vape pen that is bad for your health. We provide a unique quality report for all of our CBD products sold, so you can see the quality that is associated with each individual product.

      Ultimately, to make sure you’re getting a premium CBD vape product, be sure to choose a CBD vape product that does not have any additional additives. Check for its individual quality lab report and research the reviews associated with each product before trying any new CBD product.

      It is by testing and creating premium holistic CBD vape oils and vape products that we are able to create a natural CBD vape pen product that does not have harmful effects.

      CBD Vape Pen Benefits

      Since CBD vapor is instantly launched into your bloodstream, it is the most effective CBD delivery method. 

      Also, we understand the CBD vape pen is more convenient for travel purposes. Our Straight Hemp CBD vape pen is designed to comfortably and discreetly fit into your pocket, so you do not have to worry about carrying a large round bottle around with you that is more likely to leak while you’re on the go.

      CBD Tincture Product Benefits

      CBD tincture oil effects typically last longer than the CBD vape benefits.

      By absorbing the Straight Hemp CBD tincture sublingually, the oil is absorbed into the bloodstream where it stays in the body longer than the vapor does, which allows users to experience effects longer than the vapor.

      Also, there are more ways to ingest CBD when taking it in the tincture format. CBD tincture can be added to different drinks, foods, creams, and more to maximize the benefits associated with the CBD product.

      What CBD Product Is Best For Me?

      There is really no right or wrong answer to this. 

      Simply look at your lifestyle and see what works best for you. 

      In addition, keep in mind if you’re noticing you’ve plateaued with a CBD product (you’re not getting any relief anymore), it could be time to switch up products. Changing from a CBD tincture product to a CBD vape product could be the answer for you,. However, if you don’t particularly like inhaling things stick with a CBD tincture product.

      Ultimately, feel free to try both options out. Just make sure, regardless of what type of CBD product you pick, that you’re getting a premium, natural-quality CBD product.

      Shop our CBD products today!

      Can the CBD Products I Use Also Be Used For CBD For My Pets?

      CBD oils, topicals, & products for pets - CBD benefits

      “Pets have more love and compassion in them than most humans” - Robert Wagner

      It’s no wonder that we as pet owners want to give our pets the best life possible and even extend their life expectancy if we can.

      The legalization of CBD products is a relatively new concept, which is traditionally why there are a series of questions associated with CBD products and more specifically CBD for pets.

      Primarily, one of the biggest questions we, at Straight Hemp, hear is “can I use my CBD products on my pets?” 

      In short, the answer is yes. But we’re going to break it down for you, so you feel more comfortable implementing any CBD product into your pets’ routine.

      CBD Products Overview

      Originally, CBD products were legalized in Colorado in 2014, and in 2018 the Farm Bill was passed to legalize CBD in all 50 states. 

      Since the legalization of CBD products, people have noticed that CBD has enhanced their lifestyle and their overall health, so much that many started proposing could these products be used to enhance our pets overall health? 

      Studies started being conducted to study just this. 

      In fact, in 2018, Cornell University conducted and published its Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs study. The results were monumental in the usage of CBD products and animals. Ultimately, the final results showed that dogs suffering from osteoarthritis (a common canine orthopedic condition) reduced pain and improved overall physical activity. 

      There are a number of other studies continuously being conducted and released to showcase the effects CBD products have on pets, but there are also a number of real-life pet parents that are sharing their CBD for pets' experiences online.

      Sharon Sampson, an African Grey bird mom, stated: 

      “My African Grey bird had bare spots on her body. I rubbed hemp oil directly on the bald areas and she has had such a change in overall health.” 

      Overall, there are many testimonies that showcase how using CBD products help increase your pet's overall livelihood, but why?

      The Science Behind CBD Products

      Every animal, including humans, that has a spinal cord has an endocannabinoid system (ECS). Over the years, studies have shown that when combining the Cannabis sativa L. plant species with animals ECS animals have experienced sensations associated with relaxation, hunger, sleeping, and more. 

      The reason for this is because the ECS has a set of activators and receptors that affect animals’ nervous systems, and animals will get a different response depending on which receptors the plant attaches to. Once the plant is ingested a series of cannabinoids will run through the ECS, and depending on which receptors they attach to will determine the sensations the animal feels. 

      Robert J. Silver, a veterinary herbalist based in Boulder, Colorado, explains “receptors are like locks, and cannabinoids are like keys. They fit together perfectly, and once the cannabinoid connects with the receptors it turns the lock and releases the cannabinoid effects.”

      If you ask your veterinarian “is CBD for my pet something I should start implementing?” they probably won’t comment on it because there’s not enough generalized science to support it — each pet experiences the effects differently, and since CBD products are relatively new in our society, most veterinarian professionals won’t give definitive answers on what’s best.

      What’s the Difference Between The CBD Products I Use & The CBD for Pets Products

      As we mentioned before, there are many new CBD products introduced to the market within the last five years. 

      Many companies have started creating “CBD for pets” as a marketing tool. A lot of these products have different flavors, are made into various treats, and more. 

      However, you (as a pet owner) can give your CBD products to your pets, but you should be aware of quality control, dosage, and other side effects that could affect your pet. 

      For example, if you’re using a CBD product that has a higher dosage of THC (technically it wouldn’t be CBD) but it could be harmful to your pet as THC is toxic in dogs and cats. 

      Our oils, topicals, and all of our products at Straight Hemp are tested and tested again to provide you with the most premium CBD product possible, so we know that when you buy any CBD product from us, at Straight Hemp, you won’t have to worry about giving your pet additional THC. 

      If you’re unsure how much CBD you should give your pet don’t worry. We have a pet calculator that will tell you the exact amount to give your pet.

      Have you tried any of the Straight Hemp products with your pets? Let us know! 

      Increase Your CBD Benefits: How & Why You Need To Start Adding CBD Products To Your Favorite Foods

      Cooking with CBD & hemp products - CBD benefits

      With the relatively new legalization of CBD products throughout the United States, there’s a series of ways consumers are using CBD products, and each CBD usage is associated with a variety of CBD benefits.

      In particular, when you start adding CBD products into your cooking methods you can start reaping the CBD benefits almost immediately.

      Read more

      A Full Guide: What is CBD Hemp Oil & Straight Hemp?

      CBD Hemp Oil

      According to history, CBD and hemp oil were first created in the 1940s; however, it’s 2020 and still, the CBD/hemp industry is very mysterious to some.

      CBD hemp oil comes off as a taboo product that always has a ton of questions associated with it, which is great because that’s where we, at Straight Hemp, come in!

      Here is a full guide explaining the ins and outs of CBD hemp oil and how we create CBD hemp oil products to help people all over the United States.

      Understanding the CBD Vs. Hemp Basics

      Alright, so, first things first. First, we need to understand what is CBD, what is hemp, and what is CBD hemp.

      Understanding the Hemp Basics — Difference in Hemp & Cannabis

      According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, hemp is defined as, 

      A tall widely cultivated Asian herb (Cannabis sativa of the family Cannabaceae, the hemp family) that is cultivated for its tough bast fiber and edible seeds and oil and that is often separated into a tall loosely branched species (C. sativa) and a low-growing densely branched species.” 

      So you might be asking yourself, “so hemp is cannabis, and cannabis is marijuana, which gets you high, right?” In short, yes, but no. 

      The difference between cannabis and hemp is cannabis contains more than 0.3% of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), while hemp contains less than 0.3% THC — THC is the ingredient that gives you psychoactive “high” effects. 

      Although hemp sometimes has remnants of THC, it is not enough to give you those psychoactive effects. Instead, hemp has a variety of other cannabidiol ingredients that separate it from its cannabis plant relative. 

      Hemp has been around a lot longer than CBD and marijuana products, and once upon a time hemp was never even associated with negative cannabis stereotypes. In fact, history shows that “in 2,000 BCE - 800 BCE Hindu religions determined hemp to be one of the five sacred plants of India.” Traditionally people ingest the seeds of the hemp plant, which have tons of essential amino acids, and fats such as Omega-3 and Omega-6. Cultures and people today even make clothing, ropes, and other products out of hemp plants.

      Really, hemp is a lot more than the plant it comes from.

      Understanding the CBD basics

      Now that we understand hemp, let’s dive into the CBD basics.

      CBD stands for cannabidiol, which is the chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant it comes from — CBD does come from the same plant that hemp and cannabis come from.

      The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines CBD as:

      a nonintoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp.”

      According to Health Harvard, CBD is one of the hundreds of components in marijuana, but it is intoxicating, which means it will not give you any psychoactive “high” effects. Along with that, the World Health Organization understands “in humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependency potential.” 

      What is CBD Hemp Oil?

      Now that we understand what hemp is and what CBD is, we can explain CBD Hemp Oil. 

      CBD Hemp Oil is just a long way to say CBD oil. CBD oil comes from the hemp plant, so by saying CBD Hemp Oil manufacturers and producers are directly telling their customers that the product is coming from the hemp plant, in hopes to eliminate some confusion.

      However, hemp oil is different from CBD Hemp Oil. Hemp oil is made from the hemp seeds of the hemp plant. The difference in production eliminates the cannabidiol presence and the effects that CBD has on the body. 

      Studies have shown hemp oil to traditionally be used for nutrition, skin disorders, and relieving PMS and Menopause symptoms while CBD oil is used for anxiety, pain, inflammation, insomnia, and relaxation.

      Depending on what you’re looking for should dictate which products you purchase, but if you see an oil listed as “CBD hemp oil,” know that it is the same as “CBD oil.”

      What Are Some CBD Hemp Oil Side Effects?

      Traditionally, there are no side effects with using CBD hemp oil, but sometimes first-time users have noticed signs of changes in mood, light-headedness, dry mouth, nausea, and drowsiness. 

      If you have a medical history of liver problems or you happen to be pregnant or trying to get pregnant, it’s important to speak with your doctor before using CBD hemp oils. Studies have shown CBD oils to increase liver enzymes, which is the way to tell if your liver is inflamed. Also, the American Academy of Pediatrics understands CBD hemp oils to decrease a baby’s development during pregnancy. 

      If you’re uneasy about CBD Hemp oil you can always talk to a healthcare professional and they can help guide you through the risks, rewards, and other CBD hemp oil side effects.

      Can CBD Hemp Oil Make You High?

      No, CBD Hemp Oil or any other CBD products cannot make you high.

      The high effects of cannabis plants come from THC properties from the plant. CBD hemp oils and other CBD products have less than 0.3% of THC, so the amount of THC is so minimal that it does not affect our neurons like the higher levels of THC does.

      How do you use CBD Hemp Oil? 

      CBD hemp oil comes in a variety of different sizes and usually in an eyedropper bottle. 

      At Straight Hemp, we have a variety of sizes depending on how much you’d like at one time and where you’re keeping the product — we even offer travel-sized bottles that fit in your purse, fanny pack, and even your pocket!

      Once you get the perfect CBD hemp oil product, we suggest ingesting it sublingually ( under your tongue.) This is the best way to absorb the oil into the bloodstream and notice effects the quickest. However, some people can’t get past the taste of CBD Hemp Oil, as it— unless it’s flavored— tastes how it smells - earthy, dirty, and like it came from a plant.

      If you are someone that cannot get past the taste of CBD hemp oil, you can put it in your food to get similar results; however, the effects won’t be as instantaneous as ingesting it sublingually. If you do decide to add it to your food or your cooking do not use the CBD hemp oil as you would vegetable oil — the oil will immediately evaporate wasting your new CBD hemp oil product. Instead, drip a few drops in your sauces, directly to your food, or even in your drinks, etc.

      Is CBD Hemp Oil Legal?

      In 2018, the Farm Bill legalized hemp, CBD, and cannabis products containing less than 0.3% THC; however, different states have different laws and different understandings associated with this — so CBD hemp oil and other CBD products are legal depending on where you live.

      In Colorado, yes CBD Hemp Oil is legal; however, in Iowa, they still penalize people using CBD products. This is because the products haven’t caught up with the times. Some people understand CBD to have similar intoxicating properties that can inhibit people from functioning properly while also harming your body.

      Check with your local authorities before you go to another state, order online, or purchase any CBD hemp oil or other CBD products.

      How Do You Choose a CBD Product?

      The CBD and hemp industries are booming.

      With that being said, there are tons of products on the market. At Straight Hemp, we are passionate about plant-based healing and holistic and clean health.

      In fact, our founder, Devin Alvarez, founded Straight Hemp to help his friends and family combat opioid addictions. At Straight Hemp, we test, test, and test all of our products to make sure we’re providing all of our customers with the highest quality products on the market.

      Although we have our favorite CBD products, we truly believe that purchasing various CBD products depends on your needs. If you’re a person that suffers from external knee problems, a topical CBD cream might be the best bet for you. If you’re an anxious person and you’re looking to get out of your head — a CBD hemp oil might be the route for you.

      Again, there are millions of CBD hemp oils and other CBD products available today, but if you’re looking for high quality, clean, and natural CBD products we’ve got you covered.

      Do you have more questions about CBD hemp oil or other CBD products? Contact us — we’d love to help answer any questions you may have. Otherwise, if you’re ready to purchase CBD products and start feeling better check out our products. We’re here to help!