Archive Monthly Archives: October 2018

Understanding CBD: Potency Vs. Volume

CBD Potency and Volume

When it comes to the products on our website, and CBD products in general, there are two numbers to consider: potency and volume. It’s important to understand how these numbers relate to CBD products so that you can be sure you’re using the right product to give you the proper amount of CBD and best dollar value.

Let’s look at our Hemp Oil Care as an example.

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Thieves Hit a New Low: Why Hemp Doesn’t Get You High

Thieves stealing hemp plantsNEWS UPDATE: Recently in our corner of Vermont, thieves have been stealing crop from hemp farmers, looking to resell the plant to those seeking a high. The ones that got away are in for a surprise—hemp won’t get you high.

Let me repeat that- hemp doesn’t get you high.

There’s a lot of confusion surrounding hemp, due to its resemblance to its cousin, marijuana. It’s true that the plants look similar, both being part of the Cannabis sativa plant family. And until recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) classified hemp derived products as Schedule 1 controlled substances in the United States.

Hemp cultivation has been legalized nationwide, and CBD products are making waves in the alternative health market. But consumers are still holding back because they equate hemp with marijuana.

It’s not. Hemp has been shown to support several areas of the body and provide relief from chronic pain, anxiety, sleeplessness, and more—with no mind-altering effects.

Hemp and marijuana are related, but they aren’t the same plant. One contains higher levels of CBD while the other contains higher levels of THC. What’s the difference? Read on to find out.

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What is the Endocannabinoid System?

illustration of businessman jugglingHow many balls can you juggle? For me, it’s not very many. But I am juggling a lot when it comes to work, family, and personal responsibilities. You probably are too. And we all know those times you lose your balance and can’t keep all those balls in the air.

No matter how hard we work to keep our lives in balance, sometimes, for reasons out of our control, that stability is lost. Balance isn’t just an important piece of maintaining the craziness of our lives; it’s also essential when it comes to keeping our bodies functioning smoothly and effectively.

In the product descriptions for several items on the Eco Health Source site, you’ll see mention of endocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system. This system is critical to the proper functioning of our bodies. And it’s a key reason why CBD and hemp-based products are so beneficial for us.

But how does this system work? Here’s what you need to know.

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Want a Better Environment? Better Think Hemp

Hemp Field

You recycle, bike to work, and eat organic local food. But how else can you support the well-being of both yourself and our planet?

Part of our mission here at Eco Health Source is to promote health and wellness for you and your pets through the use of hemp and CBD-based products. But if you look at our tagline, you’ll notice another crucial word included: Planet.

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