The Ladies at “Midlife Moxie: The Podcast” Bring in Expert to Talk CBD

It was a pleasure to join the lovely ladies Gail Scott and Christina Massey at Midlife Moxie. In addition to my being a guest on their show, I wanted to provide a bit more detail about CBD and make a few product and brand recommendations in this blog, if you are interested in trying it for yourself. You can find MidLife Moxie Podcast at: https://www.midlifemoxie.net/ and find the podcast on Apple and your other favorite podcast players.

Midlife Moxie: Let’s Talk CBD with Guest Expert Philippa Burgess

I appreciated the invitation to share the stage to talk about CBD. For those who are not familiar, CBD is typically a non-psychoactive extract of the hemp plant. Its cousin cannabis (aka pot, marijuana, the maryjane) is the one that gets you high or as we discussed, “couch-locked”, which depending on where you live can be either legal or illicit.

Here we talked primarily about CBD. These products are federally legal and widely available. They are widely used for health, wellness, and relaxation. They can be ordered online and shipped to your home in most states, outside of a handful with their own CBD laws that you will want to follow. We outline those below, but as laws change, please be sure to double-check for your location.

Why CBD?

Hemp production was made legal in 2018 with the expansion of the Farm Bill. CBD and THC are known as cannabinoids and work with our body’s cannabinoid system, which is how they are able to deliver health benefits. Although cannabis remains a controlled substance and sellers must be state-licensed, CBD does not have the same level of regulatory enforcement, in part, because it does not have the same intoxicating effects. Rather people find CBD to enhance their overall health, improve mood, help sleep.

Who Regulates CBD?

CBD is still new that although it is regulated by the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) it is not approved by them for any medical purpose outside of being an ingredient in an approved drug for epilepsy. Early studies show CBD to show signs of being effective at reducing inflammation, but in most of the studies being done to date, the only conclusive remark is there is enough evidence for more studies to be done. Inflammation is at the root cause of many diseases which cause pain or discomfort in the body.

Although CBD cannot make any claims to prevent, treat, or cure any ailment, it is considered to be safe. Therefore, people are highly encouraged to try it for themselves, to go low and slow, and see what works for them. Many people report they feel an improvement in their overall health and sense of well-being, or that it helps them to relax. It can be used once, on occasion, or incorporated into a regular routine. You will make those decisions based on the type of product and your reasons for seeking out CBD.

Types of CBD

The main two distinctions when it comes to CBD are that it will either be topical (applied externally) or ingestible (taken internally). Topicals can include CBD in lotions, balms, muscle rubs, massage oils, bath bombs, and soap. Ingestible can include CBD in tinctures, gel caps, capsules, gummies, beverages, or food products. What follows is a handful of products and brands we recommend taking a closer look at and trying out for yourself. We are confident that if it is right for you — it will embolden your already crushing-it mid-life moxie.

Furthermore, when it comes to ingestible — there is broad-spectrum, full-spectrum, and isolates. Each of these refers to the different part of the plant that is included in the extraction and each has different benefits. Generally speaking, broad-spectrum contains the lowest amount of allowable THC, whereas full-spectrum includes the most. If you really do want a mild “high” Delta-8 is legally allowable and available to be purchased and shipped to select states, typically the ones that don’t have a robust legal cannabis industry.

CBD is Not for Everyone

Our mantra with CBD, as with anything else I would recommend is, “Do no harm”. Be careful if you have a job where you are regularly drug tested as even products marked as “No THC” may still show up on a drug test. If you are currently on prescription medication please consult with your doctor or pharmacist, or a medical who is knowledgeable about the risks and benefits of CBD, especially as it relates to your particular medical circumstances and medications.

Always be sure to look up the rules in your state before you place an order to have any of these products shipped to you. States that are less CBD friendly and have laws unique to those states include Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, and Texas. Delta-8 is banned in Colorado, New York and is only available for sale at licensed cannabis dispensaries in Michigan. Please do your own research.

Some Product and Brand Suggestions to Get Started with CBD

I recommend all the following brands based on a combination of knowing or having worked with the owners of the brand, and what I know to be their commitment to quality, compliance, and customer service. Here is a tip: more than a few of the brands listed below have trial sizes, trial packs, and one of them includes a free product sampler. Happy exploring, happy shopping, and happy relaxing!

Topicals

Bath Bombs — Got Hempsa CBD

CBD Infused Supreme Cream — Hide & Seek Skin

CBD Cooling Rub — Natphar

Soothing Eczema & Sensitive Skin Lotion — The Bear Necessities Co.

CBD Body Butter — Koala CBD Co.

Skin Toner — Caasi

Ingestible

CBD Oil Early + CBD Oil Night: 2 Pack — Natphar

750mg Broad Spectrum Tincture — Koala CBD

600mg Board Spectrum — Isolate Water Soluble Beverage Drops — Caasi

25mg Full Spectrum CDB Softgels — Joy Organics

CBD Natural Gummy Squares — Natphar

CBD Coffee — Got Hempsa CBD

Fruit Flavored Daiquiri Hemp Drinks — Twist to Axis

Delta-8 Gummies — Natphar

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Philippa Burgess

Philippa Burgess started working in the Colorado cannabis industry starting in 2014, which evolved into working in CBD at the end of 2018 with the signing of the Farm Bill approving the legal production of hemp federally. She is an expert advisor at MRB Compliance Group and the host of “Muse and Metrics with Philippa Burgess” on Women’s Talk Radio 360 weekly on Mondays at 7am PT / 10am PT. She is completing her Master’s Degree in Urban Planning from USC Price and leads “The Entitled Developer” community for emerging real estate developers.

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