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Refreshing Strawberry CBD Lemonade

Summer is in full swing, and this is a time to celebrate! Maybe in small gatherings? Whether you are going out or staying in, this strawberry CBD lemonade is the perfect complement to a sweltering summer day.

Even better, it’s a healthier spin on the old favorite. It’s gluten free and under 100 calories per serving. Sweet! Give it an extra punch of healing power with a dose of CBD. At Colorado’s Finest, we love looking for creative ways to take our daily tincture. We love the calm and focused vibe it brings to our lives.

Strawberry CBD Lemonade by the pool

This strawberry CBD lemonade recipe is super simple and can be thrown together to the delight of your guests… or just for yourself. We are really, really loving it!

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • ½ cup of honey or agave nectar (more or less to taste)
  • 3-4 droppers of your favorite Colorado’s Finest CBD oil (whatever dose feels best for you)
  • 6 cups water

Instructions:

In a blender, add ¼ cup water and strawberries until contents are pureed. Then mix with sweetener. Add the 2 cups of lemon juice.

In a large pitcher, add strawberry mixture, droppers of CBD, and 6 cups of water. Chill until ready to serve. With our whole plant extract, some natural separation will occur. Stir well before serving.

Garnish with mint leaves or sliced lemons, and serve over ice. That’s all there is to it, folks! Simple and easy, just how a summer day should be. Happy summer, happy sipping, happy everything!

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Refreshing Strawberry CBD Lemonade

Strawberry CBD Lemonade by the pool

Summer is in full swing, and this is a time to celebrate! Maybe in small gatherings? Whether you are going out or staying in, this strawberry CBD lemonade is the perfect complement to a sweltering summer day.

Even better, it’s a healthier spin on the old favorite. It’s gluten free and under 100 calories per serving. Sweet! Give it an extra punch of healing power with a dose of CBD. At Colorado’s Finest, we love looking for creative ways to take our daily tincture. We love the calm and focused vibe it brings to our lives.

This strawberry CBD lemonade recipe is super simple and can be thrown together to the delight of your guests… or just for yourself. We are really, really loving it!

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Whether you are going out or staying in, this strawberry CBD lemonade is the perfect complement to a sweltering summer day.

Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 cups strawberries
  • 2 cups lemon juice
  • ½ cup of honey or agave nectar (more or less to taste)
  • 3-4 droppers of your favorite Colorado’s Finest CBD oil (whatever dose feels best for you)
  • 6 cups water

Instructions:

In a blender, add ¼ cup water and strawberries until contents are pureed. Then mix with sweetener. Add the 2 cups of lemon juice.

In a large pitcher, add strawberry mixture, droppers of CBD, and 6 cups of water. Chill until ready to serve. With our whole plant extract, some natural separation will occur. Stir well before serving.

Garnish with mint leaves or sliced lemons, and serve over ice. That’s all there is to it, folks! Simple and easy, just how a summer day should be. Happy summer, happy sipping, happy everything!

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*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act required this notice.

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The Endocannabinoid System

CBD can promote homeostasis in aiding the Endocannabinoid system.

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD is currently taking the world by storm. It’s become a powerhouse holistic option both for those who feel limited by more traditional remedies and those who are looking to supplement with something extra.* If you ask many who have tried it, CBD has provided a quality of life perhaps once thought impossible.

The powerful benefits of CBD are documented and have helped in ways never thought possible.* Many users have said CBD regimens help with pain-relief, anxiety reduction, neurological disorders, cancer-treatment side-effects, and heart health.*

CBD is one of the compounds found in the Cannabis plant. However, CBD does not have the psychoactive properties of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active compound found in marijuana.

To understand how CBD might produce results, its useful to understand how it interacts with the body. This interaction happens in the Endocannabinoid System.

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

It’s helpful to know what the endocannabinoid system is and the important role it plays in the body. The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) was discovered in the 1990s and has since been proven crucial to understanding the body’s positive reaction to cannabis.

Broken down, Endocannabinoid is a derivation of “endogenous,” meaning naturally produced inside the body, and “cannabis.” Therefore, endocannabinoid refers to the cannabis-like substance naturally found in the body. It is present and working even if cannabis is not present.

How Does it Work?

The basic idea behind ECS is that it helps the body maintain homeostasis, meaning the body’s way of finding equilibrium for optimal health. There are proper functions that must be maintained, such as body temperature, heart rate, and others. This is where ECS begins to work.

The Endocannabinoid System is made up of three parts: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes.

Experts have identified two endocannabinoids to date: anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglyerol (2-AG).

Next are the receptors. There are two main types: CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found in the central nervous system, while CB2 receptors are found in the immune system, with a significant presence in the spleen as well as the lungs, liver, bone and muscle.

Endocannabinoids can bind to either, producing the necessary effects determined by each location. The ECS also regulates these reactions from going too far, thus protecting homeostasis from overreactions as well.

The last piece is the function of the enzymes. Simply put, they are what’s responsible for breaking down endocannabinoids once they’ve carried out their function. The two main enzymes responsible for this are fatty acid amide hydrolase, which breaks down the AEA, and monoacylglycerol acid lipase, which breaks down 2-AG.

What does all of this mean?

Achieving proper internal balance in the body can mean good news for individuals struggling with diseases effecting the central and peripheral nervous systems, diseases such as fibromyalgia.

Even though research is still ongoing, more and more insight is showing that the Endocannabinoid System is crucial to the functions contributing to the idea of homeostasis.

Even though CBD’s wide-ranging effects are gaining daily momentum, one should consult a medical professional before starting any new therapy or treatment.*

*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act required this notice.

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The History of CBD

The History of CBD Books

CBD is the latest craze sweeping across the nation. It seems this market is flooded with companies small and large, making it important to find the real deal. You might wonder how they can all be successful. As with every other business, the market will decide. You might also wonder, how did it all begin? What brought on this seemingly instant popularity? Actually, the CBD craze started long ago. The healing properties were recognized in ancient times. Let’s take some steps back as we dive into the history of CBD.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the compounds found in the Cannabis plant. For some, the use of CBD could present a problem considering this plant is generally accompanied with an illicit stigma. However, this is not always the case. CBD does not have the psychoactive properties of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), another active compound found in marijuana and probably the most well-known.

The Cannabis plant is used for many things, certainly not all are illicit in nature. The medical benefits alone have been claimed by many and documented for many years. These can come from both CBD and THC. The CBD allows for all the therapeutic benefits without the side-effects over which many would have an objection.

Actually, the CBD craze started long ago. The healing properties were recognized in ancient times.

Earliest Known Uses of Cannabis

Throughout history, people have turned to various holistic remedies for many reasons, including cost or lack of working alternatives. The wide-spread use of Cannabis has been documented for millennia, both for physical and mental ailments. Such documentation claims CBD helps with anxiety disorders, addiction, arthritis, and inflammation. These studies have also been positive regarding cancer treatments and recovery.

According to one source, Cannabis was used medicinally in China in teas as early as 2737 B.C. under Emperor Shen Neng for gout, rheumatism, malaria and, memory loss. Other ancient physicians used marijuana for similar ailments.

Christopher Columbus was reported to have brought hemp rope on his voyage to the Americas. George Washington was also known to grow cannabis at Mount Vernon, according to the white paper, “The History of Medicinal Cannabis.”

In 1839, an Irish physician named William B. O’Shaughnessy published a study which investigated the plant’s therapeutic effects, including its use as an anesthetic.

CBD in the Last Century

In 1914, drug use became a crime under the Harrison Act. Production and possession of cannabis was illegal with an exception in WWII, when rope was in high demand during wartime for naval use.

Even though medicinal uses of Cannabis have been in use for 5000 years, pharmacological research only began as recently as the 1940s

Several repeals were made in the mid to late 1900s, as laws began to ease most during the 1970s. 

Both British chemist Robert S. Cahn and American chemist, Roger Adams, made significant advances in the study of Cannabidiol (CBD) and the discovery of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

In 1996, in the United States, California passed Proposition 215, making it the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Since then Oregon, Alaska, Washington, Maine, Hawaii, Nevada, and Colorado followed in this path.

The 2018 Farm Bill legalized hemp usage in the United States—with solid restrictions. Nonetheless, it is a step in the right direction.

With the legalization of medical marijuana, many now have alternate ways to seek medicinal options.

Modern uses of CBD

Until recently, many thought of smoking in the context of Cannabis and Marijuana.

However, there are several ways to take CBD that do not include smoking. These include oils, lotions, pills, and gummies. It’s suggested that beginners should start with low doses.

Oils are taken with a dropper under the tongue and can be absorbed quickly. Lotions are used to treat muscle and joint pain and to treat skin conditions, such as eczema and psoriasis. Pills and gummies are taken for issues such as digestive issues. Gummies are popular with those who are taking CBD for the first time due to their set dosage and taste.

Some important vocabulary to look for when choosing a CBD product are:

  • Isolate, meaningpure CBD, with no other cannabinoids or THC.
  • Broad-spectrum, meaning the product contains most cannabinoids, but it generally doesn’t include THC.
  • Full-Spectrum means the productcontains all of the plant’s cannabinoids, including trace THC.

Learn from History

You should consult a doctor before starting CBD to make sure it can be taken safely with other medications. You should also do your homework. Ensure your CBD product is high-quality. Look for a manufacturer that ensures purity, best growing practices, potency, and transparent lab reports. Colorado’s Finest CBD is a good example of a trusted producer.

One thing is for sure: CBD is here to stay. As the stigma continues to dissipate, more will look to these holistic approaches as many others have throughout our history.

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How CBD is Made

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Colorado’s Finest from Farm to Bottle

In the heart of Colorado, near the Rocky Mountains, grows a plant with almost limitless possibilities. Our fields aren’t unlike any other farm you’d see on a slow, scenic drive. Here, our small team of growers and producers are hard at work, farming and processing this special plant.

What is CBD oil?

This plant, hemp, has been used for thousands of years for rope, clothing, and more recently, biofuel. We can now unlock its full potential. Thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, hemp is now considered separate from marijuana. This means hemp is no longer part of the controlled substances category, making plants and extracts legal. Hemp contains 0.3% or less THC content, meaning it is not psychoactive. The Colorado’s Finest team works diligently to ensure purity, potency, and quality.

CBD (cannabidiol) oil is derived from the flowers of these plants. It is then processed into a concentrated form. The active cannabidiol in the flower is purified using careful production and processing. In its liquid form, CBD can be consumed orally or administered topically.

What is Colorado’s Finest Growing and Harvest Process?

Colorado’s Finest is simply that. The finest. Our plants grow strong and sturdy in the Colorado sun and crisp air. We make sure all our growing, harvesting, and processing is free of chemicals, toxins, and harmful practices.

The seedlings are tended with care then transplanted to the field. A large army of hungry ladybugs are employed as a natural pesticide brigade. This keeps unnecessary toxins off of our precious plants. It’s more of a time investment, but it’s worth it to maintain the integrity of our plants and our core values.

The whole growing process is overseen by our small team of workers, dedicated to the beauty and intricacy of gently helping nature provide for the plants. Ben, a farmer and lifelong native to Colorado, says, “We genuinely enjoy the work. What we do matters and improves lives. What a rewarding job!”

As the plants become mature, our team harvests them to hang and dry. This step takes several months for the plants to be ready for extraction.

How does Colorado’s Finest extract CBD?

Once the dried plants are ready, the magic begins at the Colorado’s Finest lab. Leaves and flowers are pulled from the stalks as they make their way into a special device where the CBD is extracted. Extraction is performed a couple different ways.

The magic begins in the Colorado’s Finest lab- where CBD is made.

Solvent Extraction

Solvent extraction is not only a cost-effective method, but it is also preferred by many small-scale producers, such as Colorado’s Finest, because it is a natural, plant-based solvent. The flowers and leaves are placed into a container with the plant-based solvent. This extracts the cannabinoid compound from the plant to be processed and distilled into an oil form.

Crude Extraction

Another method used by the Colorado’s Finest team is crude extraction. It is also called “full spectrum whole plant hemp extract.” This process is exact and tedious. The CBD is extracted along with the full spectrum of cannabinoids and other compounds.

Final Result

The end of this meticulous, careful process is high quality CBD. It is filtered several times to ensure plant material is left out. The batches are then brought through several tests to ensure the absence of metals, residue, or microbial contamination.

Colorado’s Finest CBD Production and Packaging

After extraction and processing, the pure oil is sent to packaging, where it is bottled and shipped. Customers can check the contents of their bottle by batch number and transparent lab results.

“We expect high quality oil and are attentive to the small details. My family and I take Colorado’s Finest daily tinctures. We ingest and live by our own products. We’d expect nothing less for our customers.” Tom, CMO at Colorado’s Finest,  explains over his CBD-infused morning coffee.

What Happens Next?

Truthfully, we don’t know what happens after the package arrives on your doorstep. We know what our customers say and claim. We, along with our customers, can for sure tell you how we feel different. We can tell you how we believe Colorado’s Finest products have changed our lives for the better. However, there is a slew of information surrounding the study and efficacy of CBD products. New studies have made it possible for scientists to draw real conclusions, but time will tell. For now, we will let you decide. The Colorado’s Finest team and our happy customers have already made up their minds.

The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

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Cooking with CBD… in your favorite recipe!

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Cooking with CBD

Reaching far beyond a trend, we are officially seeing more acceptance of the CBD craze. We are now seeing products like CBD gummies and CBD-infused bites hit the market. Why not make some of your own ingestibles? Like several other beneficial supplements*, many are getting creative with their daily CBD regimen by incorporating it into their favorite recipes. Cooking with CBD can be the tastiest way to get your daily dose of CBD. However, there are a few things to remember when cooking with CBD.

Tips for Cooking with CBD

Generally, CBD is flavorless, so it won’t noticeably change the taste or consistency of your dishes. However, there are a few tips to keep in mind.

How Much CBD do I add to Food?

Base the amount of CBD you add off your tolerance levels and final serving sizes. Everyone can respond differently to CBD. Just as you would start a daily regimen small and work your way up, do the same with a recipe. It’s also important to consider serving sizes. For example, a large recipe would call for more CBD to be added.

Don’t Overheat your CBD when Cooking

Try to avoid cooking CBD over direct heat. Doing so could break down the compounds of the plant that provide benefit. Avoid heating it to 120 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s not a very good cooking oil, so perhaps use it as a finishing oil in your stovetop recipes.

CBD is Fat Soluble

It’s important to keep in mind that CBD dissolves easily into oils. It is fat soluble, so it won’t dissolve in water. This means if you just dump it into your recipe without an oil, you can end up losing some benefit.* You can use a CBD oil, because it is already dissolved in the oil. However, if you use another form CBD, it can be added with butter or your favorite cooking oil.

Do your Homework

Experimenting with CBD can introduce a fun, healthy new ingredient to your favorite dishes. However, as with any ingredient, find out how it was sourced. The closer to the whole plant the better. So, check before you purchase to ensure the product is free of harmful chemicals and compounds. This can be compared to the household word “whole food.” The same applies to CBD. Keep it pure and the benefit will be greater. Most companies will provide this information freely in their lab reports.

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Cooking with CBD can be the tastiest way to get your daily dose of CBD.

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Pets and CBD

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Pets and CBD: Not just for Humans

Studies are uncovering a growing number of positive effects from CBD* treatment on animals. It’s important to note that pets and CBD in both animals and humans is still in its infancy, and consulting with your vet and buying from trusted sources is encouraged before administering any form of CBD to your pets or to yourself.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol oil, commonly referred to as CBD, is a compound commonly found in cannabis, though it’s not one that provides a high like its sister, THC. Some claim it can have a myriad of positive effects on pets.* Humans and animals both have an endocannabinoid system that both contain receptors and produces endocannabinoids. This system helps regulate of host of functions, ranging from the immune system, memory, the nervous system, sleep, stress, female reproduction, pain and appetite.

Studies

Preliminary studies* have shown a lot of promise with results in pets and CBD, especially dogs. Dr. Stephanie McGrath at Colorado State University conducted a 24-week study on a group of dogs who experienced regular seizures, and found that 89% of dogs experienced a reduction in the frequency of their seizures. In July of 2018, researches at Cornell University published a study that showed that dogs suffering from arthritis benefited greatly from a twice a day CBD dosage. Their activity and comfort levels both increased during the trial.

Numerous studies have begun to corroborate the effects of CBD in pets, taking CBD from a mysterious fringe treatment and bringing into the mainstream.

Outside of the lab, anecdotal evidence is also quickly mounting in favor of CBD use in pets.* iHeartdogs conducted a survey in 2018 to find out if dog owners were seeing a change thanks to CBD. Out of the respondents, about 75% stated they found the CBD oil as “Very or Somewhat Effective” for purposes ranging from pain relief, cancer/tumors, anxiety, arthritis, and seizures.

Pets and CBD Usage

The most popular form of CBD administration is orally using a tincture or oil. It comes in a bottle with a dropper, though it can be taken through other methods as well. Remember that every animal is different, so always work with your vet and tweak the dosage as necessary.

Natural Methods

Support for pets and CBD products* is growing to a fever pitch, and for good reason. It’s a natural method for pet owners. Studies are continuing to back up the claims for CBD oil, and companies all around the world are starting to understand the gravity of this new field. You’re always encouraged to do your research, consult with a vet, and treat your pet with the care and love you would give to yourself.

*The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDS-approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act require this notice.

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NOT JUST FOR HUMANS

NOT JUST
FOR HUMANS

CBD PET CARE

Support for CBD products is growing to a fever pitch, and for good reason. It could be a natural and effective holistic regimen or treatment for pets. It’s important to note that CBD treatment for both pets and humans is still in its infancy, and consulting with your vet and buying from trusted sources is encouraged before administering any form of CBD to your pets or to yourself.