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What is CBD? 

Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Although CBD doesn’t make people feel high like THC does, it’s causing a buzz within the scientific and medical community as well as marijuana patients who are using CBD-rich products to aid in managing symptoms of a wide range of conditions – chronic pain, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and more. Cannabidiol can change gene expression and remove beta amyloid plaque, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, from brain cells. 

What does the scientific research have to say about CBD?
Academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere are currently studying the effects of CBD on these and other ailments. Scientists refer to CBD as a “promiscuous” compound because it confers therapeutic benefits in many different ways while tapping into how we function physiologically and biologically on a deep level. Extensive pre-clinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities.

 Which is better, CBD or THC? 
Cannabidiol and THC ( TetraHydroCannabinol) work best together. CBD enhances THC’s painkilling and anticancer properties. Even a small amount of THC can make CBD more effective. Ananda Hemp products have no more than the legal limit of THC (which is 0.3%). These products are relatively safe, tested, compliant with the law and the effects are not psychoactive. 

What’s the best way to take CBD? 
CBD-rich cannabis oil products can be taken sublingually, orally (as edibles, lozenges, beverages, tinctures, and gel caps), or applied topically. Concentrated cannabis oil extracts can also be heated and inhaled with a vape pen. Inhalation is good for treating acute symptoms that require immediate attention; the effects can be felt within a minute or two and typically last for a couple of hours. The effects of orally administered CBD rich cannabis oil can last for four hours or more, but the onset of effects is much slower (30-90 minutes) than inhalation. 

What is the optimal dosage of CBD? 
An effective dosage can range from as little as a few milligrams of CBD-enriched cannabis oil to a gram or more. Begin with a small dose of high CBD/low THC oil, especially if you have little or no experience with cannabis. Take a few small doses over the course of the day rather than one big dose. Use the same dose and ratio for several days. Observe the effects and if necessary adjust the ratio or amount. Don’t overdo it. Too much THC can amplify anxiety and mood disorders. And although CBD has no known adverse side effects, too much can be less effective than a moderate dose. 
“Less is more” is often the case with respect to cannabis therapy. 

Is it safe to inhale hemp CBD oil fumes from a vape pen? Many cannabis- and hemp-derived CBD vape oil products include a thinning agent, which dilutes the oil that is heated and inhaled by vape pen users. Beware of vape pen oil that contains propylene glycol. When overheated, this chemical additive produces formaldehyde, a carcinogen, as a byproduct, according to a 2015 report in the New England Journal of Medicine. Many companies use this to cover up the quality of the extracted materials from which unregulated CBD oil products are made.

 Does CBD have any adverse side effects? What about drug interactions?
CBD is a very safe substance, but patients taking other medications should check with their doctor about drug interactions, which are more likely when consuming high doses of single-molecule CBD products. 

Is CBD legal? CBD is legal to be bought in all 50 states of the U.S. Ananda Hemp works with 8th generation farmers who helped pass legislation on the 2014 Farm Bill act, enabling CBD to be legally sold in all 50 states! 

Where is Ananda Hemp sourced from
Ananda Hemp’s parent company is Ecofibre Ltd., an Australian genetic development company, with an eighteen year operating history. Ecofibre Ltd. owns the world’s largest private cannabis seed bank consisting of over 300+ cultivars and ascensions gathered from nearly every continent on the planet. Several of these cultivars have been subject to sophisticated breeding and certification processes and are certified by OECD under the UN Singles Convention, enabling compliant transfer as agricultural commodities. Due to our high level of certification, we are able to legally transfer these proprietary genetics from Australia into the USA with DEA import permits. The genetics are then transferred directly to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture where the seeds are distributed to contracted farmers for cultivation. This stands in contrast to many of our competitors who are sourcing questionable, non-certified and untraceable CBD sources. We work side by side with 8th generation Kentucky farmers Integrated into every part of the cultivation process, our team stands in the field side by side with our farmers. Hemp production is an art form and together we are mastering the art and bringing domestic production back to the USA . 

Are Ananda Hemp products organic? 
Ananda Hemp is different than all other hemp companies. We don’t make false claims. We are not certified organic by the USDA which is why we won’t use organic wording in our statements. Our products are clean, all natural and non-GMO. We NEVER use pesticides or chemicals on our hemp fields and farm. The Organic Truth A lot of hemp and CBD companies claim to be organic; however, most of these companies are NOT certified organic. They make these organic claims in order to sell more product. These companies are intentionally misleading you by creating their own “organic” seals, badges or language to display on their websites, products and literature giving consumers a false sense of confidence. If a company, farm or product is truly organic, ask yourself why wouldn’t they be using the USDA Certified Organic seal that all consumers have grown accustomed to? The answer is simple. They CAN’T be certified organic by the USDA. When choosing a hemp or CBD product, please do your research and stay away from companies making false claims. If they are misleading consumers about being organic, how else are they misleading consumers? 

Nature is the Architect .We believe mother nature provides the best architecture for wellness and healing.
In fact, the hemp plant has been used by humans for thousands of years as an herbal remedy to heal a host of ailments. We simply take the best parts of the plant that she has provided us, including the vast array of cannabinoids, terpenes, essential fatty acids, and other phytonutrients, and balance them in simple, easy to use formats. There are at least 113 known cannabinoids produced by the hemp plant. However, today, our pharmaceutical industry is based on a model of developing single molecules against single targets. We are not sure that this is the optimal way to create wellness. We feel the current model is not working. Unfortunately, some of our competitors in the industry borrow from the same playbook and provide products that only contain CBD. We do not believe CBD by itself is the optimal way to consume cannabinoids; our products contain absolutely no isolates or synthetics.

 Rare Cannabinoids from Rare Genetics.
We have a feeling there is more to hemp than just CBD and we are passionate about the exploration of other, rare cannabinoids and understanding how they work within the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). In fact, our products contain some of the most diverse cannabinoid profiles on the marketplace — the theory being that all of these molecules interact with the ECS in different ways and to different targets. Our genetic stock enables us to be a leader in the cultivation, extraction, and purification of more exotic cannabinoids. In fact, we’ve already confirmed having varieties extremely high in molecules like THCV, CBC, and CBDV. This is because our cultivars have been gathered from unique places like the Himalayan regions, SE Asia, and Africa. These unique landraces contain more exotic profiles than the traditional cultivars found in Europe, Canada, and even the United States. 

Clinical Conditions “The endocannabinoid system is intimately involved in tissue healing in the face of inflammatory conditions, correlating clinically with prevention and treatment of inflammation-mediated pain.” – Fine & Rosenfeld, 2013 CBD can help manage conditions such as chronic pain, ease inflammation, anxiety, migraine, sleep issues, crohn’s disease, IBS, autoimmune disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, epilepsy, CBD is also being investigated as a promising therapy for Alzheimer’s disease, autism, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, migraine and more. 

CBD recipe Try making these delicious brownies at home! 
Cacao Coconut Bars
1 Cup Peanut Butter
 2/3 Cup Honey 1/2 Cup Organic Coconut Oil
 1 3/4 Cup Oatmeal, either quick or old fashioned
 1 2/3 Cup Chocolate Chips or Raw Cacao Chips
 1 tsp. Vanilla 2 Tb Walnuts, chopped 
One Spectrum 200 Tincture 

Combine the peanut butter, honey, and coconut oil in a 2 qt. saucepan. Stir over low heat until blended and the coconut oil is melted. Add one full bottle of Ananda Hemp’s Spectrum 200. Stir in the chocolate chips, remove from heat and continue stirring until the chips are melted. Stir in oats and Ananda Hemp Extract. Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Spread the cookie batter in the prepared pan. Sprinkle with the walnuts. Cool in the refrigerator until set. 
Cut into 24 bars. Serving size 2 bars.

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