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4 Essential Features to Look for in a CBD Supplement

With all the publicity surrounding the advent of cannabidiol, or CBD, it’s only natural to ask yourself, “What’s all the excitement about, and why should I add this to my daily regimen?”

I’ve been paying close attention to CBD’s growing popularity, but before we introduced our own brand of CBD products, I wanted to make sure we could provide you with the highest quality offerings available anywhere.

As our team went through the process of determining precisely how we would formulate our products, we were laser-focused on a list of 4 must-have features. Please check them out below, but let’s first look at some reasons why so many people today view CBD supplements as a valuable tool for achieving optimum health.

CBD: An Ever-Evolving Story

As reported in Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Blog, “the strongest evidence for (CBD’s) effectiveness is in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes.” This was confirmed in 2018 when “the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions.”1

In addition, perhaps recognizing the perceived value many consumers place on hemp-based supplements, “… states have legalized the sale of CBD oil, which is being used and studied for a range of health problems including: stress, anxiety, joint pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, menstrual cramps, nausea, insomnia, addiction, autism, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, as well as schizophrenia. The oil may also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.”2

CBD is still relatively new, and our knowledge of its effectiveness for the conditions mentioned above is an ever-evolving story. But it’s hard to ignore the increasing number of people across the U.S. and around the world that are citing positive results.

What CBD Users Are Saying

Generally, CBD users report feeling calmer and more at ease. Their blood pressure normalizes. Pain subsides. Sleep, digestion and circulation improve. People’s immune systems get stronger, and they feel happier and more content. More specifically, here are some favorable reviews posted by CBD users on WebMD3:

  • “I take CBD oil to help with chronic pain and it has changed my life! If I forget to take it for a day I can really feel how much worse my pain is.”
  • “For me, CBD simply takes away my anxiety completely. It is incredible. It doesn’t necessarily make you feel relaxed, and certainly doesn’t make you high or anything, it just makes you not anxious anymore.”
  • “I have been using this for pain from arthritis and have had amazing results.”
  • “I can’t say enough about CBD. After going to several different neurologists who kept prescribing anti-seizure meds which did not work, we began using CBD oil which provided almost instant relief.”
  • “I use CBD oil to help relieve pain from neuropathy.”

Our 4 Essential Product Features

Here’s the list of features I referred to earlier, along with reasons why you should insist on them as you navigate the maze of CBD products on the market today:

  1. Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oil Extract – CBD is just one of many cannabinoids, and “full spectrum hemp extract” means the product contains a complete array of both cannabinoids and terpenes, compounds that work together to produce an “entourage effect” that helps bring our bodies’ systems into balance.
  • Subcritical CO2 Extraction – This unique manufacturing process makes the entourage effect possible. Subcritical means there’s no heat used during extraction, which enables all the powerful compounds – CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes – to survive and have a positive impact on your health. Contrast that with the other popular method, supercritical CO2 extraction, which preserves only the CBD.
  • Grown in the USA – Specific standards as set forth in the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills passed by Congress are required for legally growing, cultivating and producing industrial hemp plants. To ensure that these standards are met, it’s best to use CBD-based products from manufacturers located in the USA.
  • Independent Lab-Tested – A 2017 study from the University of Pennsylvania found that nearly 70% of CBD products sold online did not contain the concentration of CBD oil listed on the label. The team also reported that several products analyzed contained significant amounts of THC.4 That’s why it’s important to choose CBD products that are tested by a third-party lab to verify that what’s stated on the label is accurate.

3 CBD Products with All These Features

I insist that any CBD product that carries the Baar logo have all of these important features. To learn more about our current offerings, click on any of the links below. Each product listing contains additional information on how plant-based cannabinoids and terpenes work together to help regulate the body’s homeostasis, or general state of balance. And please contact us with any additional questions.

Baar CBD Oil Softgels
Baar CBD Oil Tincture - 1500 mg
Baar CBD Oil Tincture - 500 mg

References:

1  “Cannabidiol (CBD) – What We Know and What We Don’t,” Peter Grinspoon, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Harvard Health Blog,    Health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-don’t (downloaded April 24, 2019).

2  “Using CBD Oil for Pain Relief?,” Ask Dr. Weil, Andrew Weil, M.D., Oct. 19, 2018, Drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/using-cbd- oil-for-pain-relief/ (downloaded April 24, 2019).

3  “User Reviews & Ratings – Cannabidiol,” WebMD, webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientreview-1439-CANNABIDIOL.aspx?drugid=1439&drugname=CANNABIDIOL&pageIndex=1&sortby=3&conditionFilter=-500 (downloaded April 30, 2019).

4  “Penn Study Shows Nearly 70 Percent of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online Are Mislabeled,” press release, Penn Medicine News (Nov. 7, 2017).

Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Hemp’s Health Benefits for Your Mind and Body!

Hemp has been grown and used for thousands of years as a food, medicine, and fiber for textiles, paper and manufacturing. It is a nutritious plant rich in Omega fatty acids, healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and proteins. Research on it is currently ongoing for its potential anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pain relieving properties.
 
While Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa, they are distinctly different plants. The most important difference to note is that marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). THC is the compound responsible for the psychoactive properties of the plant. Hemp, on the other hand, is extremely low in THC. By legal definition, it cannot have more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in it.

Hemp seed oil’s unique nutritional content offer numerous health benefits. Its Hemp Oil, Organic, 8 fl. oz.unique composition of Omega fatty acids moisturize and nourish skin, promote healthy looking hair, relieve dry, flaking scalp, support heart health, and provide excellent nutrition for the eyes and brain… and more. Discover its advantages for mind and body health!

Want simple skin care with rejuvenating results? Our organic Hemp Oil can simplify your routine. It’s lightweight, non-greasy and won’t clog pores. Apply to dry skin, ragged cuticles, tame split ends and keep hair hydrated with a little help from nature.

Introducing New Ragweed Capsules, the Food of the Gods?

I grew up dealing with allergies to ragweed and have studied the Ragweed plant for many years, including the optimum growing conditions and optimum area to grow a consistent crop.  I am fascinated by this lowly plant and the benefits we can obtain from its proper application.  In my research I have determined there are a few ways to acquire the benefits this plant’s constituents have to offer.  One is through a tincture.  Another is through a tea (a different milder species) and the other is via a capsule.  It is the Ragweed capsule that we are excited to introduce to you today.

Ragweed Capsules, 420 mgThere is no other product like this in the world.

There is no other product like this in the world.  We are able now to capsule fresh handpicked young Ragweed Ambrosia Leaves.  Each vegetable capsule contains 420 mg of these young fresh leaves from the Ragweed plant.  Locally grown and locally harvested.  The tender leaves of the Ragweed plant are handpicked and then they are carefully dried in our special facility.  Most importantly, we harvest our Ragweed at a particular time of the year to be sure the plant has not grown out of our quality specifications.  After we inspect the plants and judge their quality, we harvest and dry the tender leaves.  Because these procedures are meticulous, and because of the current size of our crop, we have a limited supply available.  Don’t miss out.

In Greek mythology ambrosia is considered the food of the Gods, and whether they are referring to Ragweed or not, we are discovering more benefits from this plant every year.  For example, Edgar Cayce (who often referred to ragweed as ambrosia) mentions using it for hay fever, reactions during allergy season, as a liver flush and much more.  He states it is excellent for the liver and good for everyone: “This is for anyone! This is the BEST of the vegetable compounds for activities of the liver.” He goes on to state that it “Maintains equilibrium in the pancreas, spleen, liver and hepatic circulation and digestive system as a whole.” He also calls it a non-habit forming mild laxative that will aid in both assimilations and eliminations.

We are proud to introduce to you this remarkable new product.

The Healthy Secret Hiding in your Refrigerator

Have you ever noticed the thin film between the shell and the egg white when you crack a hard-boiled egg? This is the eggshell membrane and it is loaded with joint-cushioning and flexibility enhancing vitamins, amino acids and proteins. While you may want to run to the kitchen to hard boil all of your eggs right now and peel away this membrane, this may not be a realistic method for getting the amount that you need.

It is estimated that 140 million adults in the United States alone suffer from some sort of joint pain. (ie, arthritis, gout, neck or back pain, etc.) A few different studies, using patients with pain and stiffness in their knees, hips, elbows, neck, shoulders and lower back, have proven the effectiveness of Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®). The results of these studies demonstrate that NEM® can help to promote normal joint comfort and flexibility, usually within 7-10 days.*

The Results:

“Supplementation with NEM produced a significant treatment response at seven days for flexibility and at 30 days for general pain, flexibility and ROM-associated pain.”1 “ROM” stands for “Range-of-Motion”.

“Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) is a possible new effective and safe therapeutic option for the treatment of pain and inflexibility associated with joint and connective tissue (JCT) disorders. Supplementation with NEM 500 mg taken once daily, significantly reduced pain, both rapidly (seven days) and continuously (30 days).”1

“The proprietary study, by Dr. John Berardi, followed 60 adults through a workout program designed to challenge their irritated joint. Participants in the eggshell membrane group reported significantly less joint pain post-exercise following eggshell membrane supplementation when compared to those in the placebo group.”2

Put the Pep back in your Step with flEGGsible!

flEGGSible, Eggshell Membrane Capsules
Nature’s Blessing™’s new Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) supplement, flEGGsible™, naturally contains glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, collagen, chondroitin and more in an easy-to-take capsule. All of these substances help to cushion the joints, promoting ease of movement in your daily activities.

Are you ready to bend, stretch and move with ease? Start supplementing with flEGGsible today!

Study Sources:

  1. Ruff, K. J., DeVore, D. P., Leu, M. D., & Robinson, M. A. (2009). Eggshell membrane: A possible new natural therapeutic for joint and connective tissue disorders. Results from two open-label human clinical studies. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 4, 235–240.
  2. Berardi, J. Eggshell Membrane Reduces Joint Pain. Precision Nutrition, Inc. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/eggshell-reduces-pain.

© Baar Products, Inc., 2015

6 Ways to Use Organic Olive Oil for Hair, Skin & Nails

You probably have Olive Oil in your kitchen, but do you have any in your bathroom cabinet? This versatile oil has been used for centuries not only for cooking, but also for personal care. Rich in vitamins, antioxidants and essential fatty acids, it provides intense nourishment for hair, skin, nails, lips and more. There are countless uses for Organic Olive Oil and more are being discovered every day.

Nourish your Skin with this Beneficial Oil

Organic Olive Oil, 16 oz.

16 oz. Organic Olive Oil

Organic Olive Oil provides your skin with the nutrients it craves. It has the exceptional ability to penetrate deeply, leaving your skin feeling soft and smooth from head to toe. This moisture-trapping emollient envelops your skin forming a protective barrier against dirt and bacteria without clogging pores. It enhances skin elasticity, relieves swelling and restores and repairs damaged skin.

Massage: During massage, Organic Olive Oil absorbs quickly to ease muscle stiffness, relieve ligaments and tendon strain, renew dry chapped skin and stimulate muscular strength.

Soothing Bath: Mix a few drops of your favorite essential oil with several tablespoons of Organic Olive Oil and add to your bath water. Indulge yourself in an aromatic, revitalizing soak and emerge feeling renewed.

Exfoliator: Add a small amount of Sea Salt to Organic Olive oil to create a natural exfoliating scrub for your face or body. This mixture will remove dead skin cells, leaving your skin feeling silky soft and smooth. The antioxidants in Olive Oil work to calm the effects of acne, reduce redness and soothe minor skin irritations.

Revitalize your Locks with an Olive Oil Treatment

Organic Olive Oil, 32 oz.

32 oz. Organic Olive Oil

Applied to the hair, Organic Olive Oil hydrates and seals in moisture for shiny, strong, touchably soft locks. It may be used by itself as a treatment or mixed with other beneficial ingredients for intense conditioning.

Scalp and Hair Treatment: For shiny, softer hair, massage Olive Oil into your scalp and hair and cover with a shower or swim cap for at least 30 minutes, then shampoo. Organic Olive Oil wraps your strands with delicate moisture to nourish dry, brittle hair that is prone to breakage.

Added ingredients: Add one egg or a few teaspoons of lemon juice to your warm Organic Olive Oil. Work this mixture into the scalp and hair for an extra conditioning boost. These mixtures help renew lifeless hair, leaving it soft and manageable.

Keep your Nails Beautifully Manicured

Nails and the skin around them can often become dry and brittle. Rather than using chemical laden lotions, rub some natural Organic Olive Oil into your cuticles and nails and experience its moisturizing and skin repairing benefits.

Cuticle treatment: Rub Olive Oil into your cuticles daily to prevent hang nails and cracking skin. For extreme dryness and cracking, soak the fingers in a bowl of warmed Olive Oil for 15-20 minutes. This allows the oil to penetrate deeply into the skin and nails, giving them new life.

Add this nurturing oil to your daily beauty routine and let the revitalization begin. Do you use Olive Oil in a unique way? Please share with us!
© Baar Products, Inc., 2015