Potcast 36: The ABC’s of CBD
Are you overwhelmed shopping for CBD products? Jo is. Dive into this cannabidiol Q&A and learn the basics so you can shop for and consume CBD with confidence.
IMPORTANT LEGAL UPDATE: “In a decision likely only to add to the legal confusion around cannabidiol (CBD) in the United States, a federal appellate court in California has rejected an industry challenge to a DEA rule that effectively outlawed the cannabinoid.” Read more here on Leafly. And here from The Denver Post. I’m working to figure out what that means for us as consumers. I’ll update you with what I learn on Potcast 37. -Jo
‘After the Show’ Notes
Coconut Oil vs. MCT Oil vs. Lauric Acid: What Is MCT Oil Really?
I found a great blog by Dave Asprey, the entrepreneur who founded Bulletproof coffee. He does a great job of explaining the nuances and benefits of the various fatty acid oils. Bottom line – CBD oil products that use true MCT for its carrier oil are more potent and have a more immediate effect.
DIY CBD Oil:
Save money and do it yourself. It’s easy, safe, and super duper legal.
Superior Carrier Oil – Bulletproof’s Brain Octane Oil
Reputable CBD Source – Definitely shop around if you’re versed in the search. If you have no clue, this is what I’d purchase to make a 50-state legal CBD oil with no THC.
Bottling Recommendation – I prefer this style of container, but go nuts.
DIY Recipe – They call it tincture in this recipe, but tinctures contain alcohol. This is a CBD Oil recipe.
CBD Product Recommendation for those that don’t have time to DIY:
There is an overwhelming number of CBD companies on the market and I often get asked for recommendations. Aspen Green is a small business run by a pair of husband/wife duos. They produce Certified USDA Organic hemp products in Colorado. I use their full-spectrum CBD oil. And when you use promo code CB20 you’ll SAVE 20% on your order EVERY TIME you purchase.
Jo’s Morning Wellness Routine
Hot lemon water with ginger, cayenne, honey, and turmeric tincture – pre-coffee and breakfast
Cannabinoid-specific 3mg tablinguals by Level Blends: (1) each of “Remedy” CBD / “Calm” CBG / “Relieve” THCA – these three cannabinoids are non-psychoactive
Magnesium Capsule for chronic muscle tension in neck and shoulders
Hyaluronic Acid Complex (with collagen) for skin, joints and aging gracefully
Triphala for healthy digestion and rock star poops
Molecula Silver – I’ve been drinking a couple of tablespoons of this for over six years. It is great for blood health and is anti-viral. It keeps me from catching things from my friends’ critters er children.
Bluebird CBD isolate + Bulletproof Brain Octane oil
Make a larger amount when you do it again. It’s easier to mix and warm up. I use a double boiler set up to mix mine. How do you like it?
I was able to submerge 75% of my bottle in hot water to speed up the process. I figured this small batch would be a good test run. I dosed .5ml this morning(25mg cbd) sublingual and let it sit for 2mins. I can’t say I’m noticing a ton as of yet. My only experience with CBD comes from broad spectrum vape and some high CBD flower.
Update: A little over an hour in and I started to notice some effects. Could this be placebo? Yes, I’m sure its possible. But I was activitly more social around the office this morning and while my intrusive thoughts arent completely diminished, I seem to be dealing with them better.
I decided to experiment making my own sublingual tincture. I dissolved 1g of Bluebird CBD isolate in 20ml of Bulletproof Brain Octane oil for a concentration of 50mg CBD per ml. Will update on the effectiveness of this tincture. The only downside to making this was the CBD isolate was very “clingy” to the container it arrived in. I measured it using a digital scale and wasn’t able to all of it into my tincture bottle.