Here is an oldie but goodie, an interview with Scott Blakey a.k.a Shanti baba.
We at Shifa work closely with Shantibaba, he is the only one we trust when it comes to making our CBD Products. He is known and praised in the "weed world" but maybe not so many other know his story, here is Skunk Magazines interview with Shantibaba done back in 2016.
Poor sleep is a risk factor for serious illness. Compared to people who get enough sleep, adults who are short-sleepers (less than 7 hours per 24-hour period) are more likely to experience one or more of 10 chronic health conditions, including obesity, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, stroke and depression.
Although sleep is essential for our health, its biological purpose is not fully understood. Oddly, the seemingly inactive state of sleep is actually a dynamic and critical process that helps us store memories, build immunity, repair tissue, regulate metabolism and blood pressure, control appetite and blood sugar, and process learning, along with a myriad of other physiological processes — all of which are regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
read more at PROJECT CBD
Nearly half of users in the study said they’d completely stopped taking a pharmaceutical drug because of medical marijuana.
As more states in America legalize marijuana, a new study shows that many patients are choosing medical cannabis to supplement or even replace pharmaceutical drugs.
The study comes from the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, which surveyed 450 adults who identified as current cannabis users. Among those surveyed, 78 percent said they used cannabis to treat a medical or health condition.
We at Shifa beleive in the whole plant as a medicine and hope that one day it will be legalized for all here in Europ as well.
Full spectrum, wide spectrum, broad spectrum, isolates.
The CBD industry has several terms when promoting their products.
But what do they all really mean?
Here we will try to make it easier to understand and navigate in the jungle that is CBD products.
Let's start with the most used term out there, Full Spectrum.
First let’s just make one thing clear, full spectrum does not mean that the product contains all cannabinoids out there. No product does. There are over 100 different cannabinoids found so far in different cannabis plants and many different terpenes as well.
No product or cannabis plant out there contains all of them at once.
So what do they actually mean when the label says Full Spectrum?
Full Spectrum simply refers to the whole plant being used for making the CBD extract they use in their product. In other words, it’s not just a CBD isolate ( often referred to as CBD Crystals ) or other cannabinoid isolates used.
But that is it, that is all it tells you.
It does not say anything about which cannabinoids that are to be found in the extract and how much of it. Most laboratories don’t even have the testing equipment to test all the different cannabinoids, and focus mainly on testing the most abundant cannabinoids found in the cannabis plants.
How can you know which cannabinoids that are in fact in a Full Spectrum product?
The only way to know what is in the product, is to see the lab results from the producers.
Or to get it tested yourself.
You need to see the lab report from the laboratory, not just what a company says on the bottle or in their description. You want the actual lab report. Any serious company should have some lab results easily available on their web page. If they don’t, send a mail and ask. Should be very easy to get. If not, my best advice is to move on to a different brand.
Why do different Full Spectrum products contain different cannabinoids ?
Different cannabis plant varieties are being used by different producers, and these have different cannabinoid profiles. For example recreational cannabis strains normally have more and higher amounts of different cannabinoids than a typical industrial hemp strain. This due to the flowers of cannabis to be bigger and containing more cannabinoids and terpenes than most industrial hemp strains. Each cannabis strain, both recreational and industrial, has its own profile of cannabinoids. Even plants from the same strain can have a bit different cannabinoid profiles even if they are generally the same. Therefore products made from different strains of cannabis will have different cannabinoid profiles. One extract might have many cannabinoids, and another one will have very few, depending on the genetics of the plant that was used to make it.
So, when that is all cleared up, what about Broad and Wide Spectrum?
Well broad and wide are terms that kind of means the same.
It refers to it being several cannabinoids and even terpenes in the product.
Broad spectrum is also used when the oil does not contain any THC. But a broad spectrum oil can also contain THC as one of the several cannabinoids in the product.
So broad spectrum still does not say how many cannabinoids are in the product. Some may use this term without necessarily having several cannabinoids in them, just no THC. So here as well, only an actual lab test of the product can tell you how broad the spectrum is and which cannabinoids are present.
An isolate is the purest form of a compound, which is produced by singularly extracting that compound from its environment and isolating it from all other compounds. So you are left with only the CBD from the plant, eliminating all other cannabinoids and terpenes. This product does not offer any Entourage Effect, as it’s a single compound. Products with very high CBD % are often made from isolates, as a product with that high CBD % made from a plant extract would most lightly get a THC % that is higher than 0.2% and therefore be illegal in most countries.
Early on it was believed that pure CBD would have the best effect for most, but this idea has been put aside. A study in 2015 showed that with pure CBD the patient at first got good effect, but that it did not last, While those that used plant extracts and a broader spectrum, had a more lasting stable effect. (1*)
All in all, what have we learned?
When it comes down to knowing what is in your product, a lab test is the only way to know.
A CBD company should have available lab tests on their web page.
Some companies will only say how many mg CBD that are in their dosages, this can be very misleading if you don’t know how to calculate mg to ml over to % CBD.
Always ask for the percentage of CBD in the product.
In the future there will hopefully be a lot more laboratories available for the public as well,
so it’s easier for people to double check their products if they have any doubts.
Hope this cleared up a thing or two regarding CBD labeling.
Could cannabidiol help us cope during stressful times?
We are currently living through anxiety provoking times. The coronavirus is the perfect recipe to turn even the most laid back and centred among us into worrying wrecks, imagining the most catastrophic (although unlikely) outcomes for ourselves and our loved ones.
And that, dear friends, is the day-to-day life of someone living with anxiety. I know because for the last fifteen years it’s an inner world I’ve inhabited. Only for me, it’s not a pandemic I’m freaking out about, but lesser evils such as whether I’m going to make a complete idiot of myself in some social gathering or my own favorite anxiety rabbit hole – feeling anxious about feeling anxious.
While there’s no magic bullet to banish anxiety for good, managing anxiety symptoms is a commonly stated reason why people take cannabis – medical or otherwise – with CBD showing particular promise in preliminary studies.....
read more at ProjectCBD.com by Mari Biles
Terpenes are scented molecules found in cannabis and many other plants, and responsible for flavour and aroma. Some of the most well-known terpenes found in cannabis are linalool, limonene, pinene, myrcene, and caryophyllene.
In addition to providing an aromatic experience, terpenes are believed to contribute to the effects of cannabis, both alone and in combination with cannabinoids. There is a lot of talk about the potential effects of terpenes on the body, but less talk about the mechanisms that explain these effects.... read more Leafly
Shifa products have added back terpenes from the same flowers used to make our extractions.
This to provide you with as much of The Entourage Effect as we can.
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