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Understanding Batch Testing and Reading Lab Results

As the CBD market continues to grow it can be hard to tell what products are legitimate and which products are not. The first thing you should look for when researching a new company is whether or not they offer lab results for their products. Luckily, the demand for transparency has grown and many companies have taken notice.  While building our inventory for The CBD Plug we've been sure to compile brands that not only offer a wide variety of quality products but also have met the demands of their customers and offer full transparency with their lab results available anytime. There are multiple tests companies can do in order to certify that their products are pure, free of toxins, and meet...

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Why Does Cannabis Affect People Differently?

Have you noticed that cannabis may produce different effects for you compared to your friends or family? Whether you’re consuming products containing high amounts of CBD, THC, or any of the other numerous cannabinoids found in all forms of cannabis there’s probably been some disparity from person to person in terms of effectiveness. You may have read success stories online or heard from a friend that taking CBD has helped them overcome their anxiety, drastically reduced pain, or perhaps they felt little to no change, well, there are scientific reasons behind the wide-spread claims. Going back to 1964, shortly after Raphael Mechoulam, an Israeli chemist, discovered psychoactive THC he decided to test out its effects on his friends. He dosed...

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Using CBD to Help with Weight Loss

Losing weight is a common goal amongst Americans and people throughout the world. With obesity rates rising, more and more people are making conscious decisions to live a more active and healthy lifestyle. Weight loss trends are rampant, marketed practically everywhere from radio to television and social media. Many claim to be the ultimate key to fast weight loss with minimal effort but with so many options who’s to say what is truly most effective and most importantly which is the safest route to your desired weight? Obviously, proper diet and exercise has always been and will continue to be the best route for burning fat, building muscle, and keeping your body in optimum performance but for those seeking additional...

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Introduction to The Endocannabinoid System

It is obvious that the consumption of cannabis has a profound effect on the body, but what makes these psychoactive and physiological changes take place? This is due to the endocannabinoid system, located throughout the body in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, immune cells and is composed of three key components – cannabinoid receptors, endocannabinoids and metabolic enzymes. No matter where in the body the goal for the endocannabinoid system is always the same: homeostasis, which is the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment. Leafly.com presented the perfect example by presenting the correlation between homeostasis and Goldilocks and The Three Bears. Conditions need to be just right for our cells to maintain optimum...

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Isolate vs Full Spectrum

There is a constant debate in regards to the benefit of products containing CBD isolate vs. a full spectrum CBD product. First – we need to understand the difference between the two. When a product is labeled as full spectrum - whether it be a tincture, topical or edible - these products contain multiple cannabinoids such as CBD, CBG, CBN, CBC and THC with CBD being the most prominent with THC content falling under the legal limit. Products containing CBD isolate are products that contain only CBD and no other cannabinoids.  It has been stated that using full spectrum CBD products allows for what is referred to as the “entourage effect” which basically states that CBD is more effective while...

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