How to Identify Good Quality CBD – The Short List

Oil-based CBD vs Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin

You’ve seen the hype, read plenty of articles, have seen it on the news, and have decided CBD may be beneficial for you.  Now.  Who to buy from?  How do you identify good quality CBD products?  Here’s the short list:

First, what does the company promote, and is the research valid?

CBD is being touted as a remedy for a wide range of medical conditions, everything from skin rashes to insomnia to cancer treatment.  Know the product!  Check out the company before you buy from them.  Now that hemp farming has exploded, and product production skyrocketed, there are hundreds, if not thousands of CBD products on the market.  In fact, according to Statista, consumer sales in the U.S. are predicted to reach “around 1.8 billion U.S. dollars by 2022.”(1)

After reading through a vendor’s CBD product claims, check out a few of their sources.  I know, it’s work, but if you’re going to spend hard-earned money, why not spend it wisely?  There should be research sources behind the articles, with references easily available.  If you still have questions, contact the company.  Do they respond quickly?  Or did you get lost in the business shuffle?  Purchase from a company you can trust, like Murphy’s Natural Hemp!

Second, how was the CBD extracted and does it contain other ingredients?

Can you trust that what’s on the label is a true reflection of what’s in the product?  Over 2015 through 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration sent out warning letters to several companies that market products containing CBD.  The FDA tested the chemical content of the CBD compounds in some of these products and found that many were mislabeled.  They, in fact, did not contain the amount of CBD printed on the labels. (2)  Additionally, they’ve recently sent out more letters, and according to their April 2, 2019 press release have scheduled, “a public hearing on May 31, as well as a broader opportunity for written public comment, for stakeholders to share their experiences and challenges with these products, including information and views related to product safety.”(3)

Another thing to take into consideration is how the CBD was extracted from the hemp.  There are several ways to extract CBD from the hemp plants:

  • Co2 Extraction – Safe and provides a pure end product
  • Olive Oil Extraction – Safe, however, the end product is perishable
  • Dry Ice Extraction – Easy to produce, however low quality
  • Solvent Extraction – Straightforward process, however, strips plant wax and could generate oil that contains contaminants

Murphy’s Natural Hemp uses the CO2 extraction method to pull CBD from the hemp plant.  CO2 under high pressure, using low temperatures pulls out CBD isolating and preserving its purity.  Once the CO2 is no longer under intense pressure, it simply evaporates, leaving no traces on the extraction itself.  The CO2 extraction method ensures high quality and a chemical, solvent-free CBD product.

Know what you are ingesting!  Be an informed consumer.  Check to be sure the product has been tested for potency, pesticides, bacteria, and other contaminants.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp must pass a thorough inspection for heavy metals, (arsenic, cadmium, mercury, and lead), microbiological contaminants (bacteria, yeast and molds), and VOC’s (propane, isobutane, butane, methanol, ethanol, acetone, isopropanol, acetonitrile, hexane, and heptane).  Test results are readily available to the consumer.

Third, does the CBD contain any THC?

CBD products may be isolates or full-spectrum.  Full-spectrum will contain less than .3% or trace amounts of THC, which is not considered enough to provide a user with any side effects that they may experience using other cannabis products.  Simply put, you will not get “high” from either the isolate or full-spectrum products.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are isolates, meaning they contain no tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

Lastly, is it oil-based or water-based?

One of the main challenges with CBD is guaranteeing bioavailability of the active ingredient, especially when it has limited gastrointestinal permeability.  Many CBD companies who claim to have water-soluble products that use nano technology for their products.  The compound consists of small nano-size clusters of CBD molecules combined within an insoluble oil.  Eventually, all nano products separate, like oil and water… and further they will not increase in bioavailability while moving through the body’s system.  Ask the supplier if they’ve tested the absorption rate.  What is the percentage of the product that is absorbed by the body?

What water-soluble means is that the CBD is able to blend into water, like sugar in your lemonade or coffee.  Water-based and oil-based products react differently when it comes to being absorbed by the body.  Your body is composed of over 60% water.  Reports show that the body uses less than 10% of the active ingredients in an oil-based product.  Compare this to Murphy’s Natural Hemp water-soluble products, which utilize 90% or more of the active ingredients.

In an effort to build continued trust, and provide transparency to customers, Murphy’s Natural Hemp offers this very telling video demonstration, which compares their water-soluble product with several other CBD oil and water-based products on the market. Murphy’s Natural Hemp is “clearly” the better choice.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp blends CBD and Curcumin Isolates Together

Murphy’s Natural Hemp blends CBD with the powerhouse spice Curcumin, to make it one powerful complex!  Curcumin is one of the main ingredients of turmeric powder, which is harvested from the turmeric plant by grinding up its root.  The root contains a number of substances, many of which are in a group known as curcuminoids.  Curcumin is isolated from these curcuminoids and used in combination with CBD isolate in order to reap an increased number of health benefits from both substances.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp water-soluble, all-natural tinctures are clean, pure, and more bioavailable than any CBD oil product on the market.  For more information or to purchase one of their high-quality products, go to

 “This statement has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.”
by Colleen Morgan

Interview with Perry Moore ~ Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sales Team Member

Number two of our three-part interview series with the Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sales Team.  Say hello to Perry Moore.  Perry joined Murphy’s Natural Hemp in late 2018 after the company was formed.  He was called upon to lead the sales team, which freed up CEO Michael Shepard to attend to the company’s day-to-day operations.

Married, with two grown children, Perry lives in Murphy, North Carolina with his wife Joyce.  Along with representing Murphy’s Natural Solutions and Hemp products, Perry is an insurance agent, is active in the church, and enjoys working with the youth group.  In his free time, he enjoys hunting, golf, fishing and spending time with his family.  Oh, and he’s a huge, life-long Alabama RTR fan.  Interviewing Perry, it became obvious to me that he takes great pride in working with Murphy’s Natural Hemp, representing their quality products.

Me:  Welcome Perry, thanks for taking the time out of your busy week to do this interview with me.  I’m curious about what drives people to represent products in this particular industry.  What inspired you to become a sales team member with Murphy’s Natural Hemp?

Perry:  The idea of helping people feel better appealed to me.  I had used these products myself and knew that they worked.  Why not share my experience and the product with others?

Me:  So, you have first-hand experience with the products.  Great! That’s a good testimonial.  With all the CBD products on the market, what do you feel makes Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD unique?  What sets this company apart from the others?

Perry:  The water-solubility of the products, and the additional ingredient, Curcumin, is what sets our products apart from the rest, as well as knowing that the manufacturer is dedicated to producing the highest quality product on the market.

Me:  Not everyone knows what CBD is, or what water-soluble means when you are working with customers, how have you gone about educating them with regard to CBD, and its health benefits?  I imagine that’s part of your role as a representative for Murphy’s Natural Hemp, providing education and good information.

Perry: Research… with all the information we have at our fingertips, folks will read up on the products before using them.  Most everyone has heard of CBD oil.  I take it a step further, explaining how Murphy’s Natural Solution products are far superior to oil-based products because of their bioavailability to the body.  And, you get more for your money.  Because these products are highly bioavailable, less is required to get the desired results.  With an oil-based product, because it is not easily absorbed, the dosages required to get the same effects are higher, so in the end, you spend more.

Me:  That makes perfect sense!  Obviously, the water-based product is the better choice.  Who wants to spend more money?  With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp products have increased exponentially.  Tell me about some of the challenges you face in representing Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD products in an exploding market?

Perry:  With all the products on the market, it can be a challenge to stand out.  We keep moving forward with confidence because we know inferior products will not weather the storm.  Regulation is coming, and it will weed out the bad products… because of our quality and commitment, Murphy’s Natural Hemp will still be here.

Me:  What makes the customer come back again and again?  What do you yourself strive toward with regard to customer service?

Perry:  We make ourselves available!   Being there to answer questions customers may have, either by email or picking up the phone, is key to our success.  We work hard to be sure our customers know that we will be there for them when they need us.

Me:  Excellent approach, providing that kind of security and building trust.  So, what about feedback?  Have you received good reports from your customers about the products?

Perry:  Feedback from our customers has been very good.  We have all types of folks managing a variety of health challenges… Fibromyalgia, anxiety, restless legs, muscle pain, and the like.  All have reported success using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD products.

Me:  Perry, what’s next? What do you see in the future for CBD products?  Being at the forefront, what trends do you see shaping up?

Perry:  Our quality and the effectiveness of the products we carry will continue to move us into the future.  I see CBD becoming more and more mainstream in the coming days, months and years.  Murphy’s Natural Solutions, with its high-quality products, is a company that will be here to see that future unfold.

Me:  Thanks again for being with me today Perry, is there anything else you’d like to share with me today before I let you go?

Perry:  Yes.  I would like to encourage people to try our products, see the benefits, feel better, and very possibly enrich their lives in the process.

Water Soluble CBD

Perry talked with me about water-soluble CBD.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are truly water-soluble, and not based on nanotechnology like other CBD products on the market, who also advertise as “water-soluble.”  The nanotechnology they use only grinds the ingredients down to microparticles, which can still ride through, and out of the body.  The process they’ve developed creates a product that is not only truly water-soluble but significantly increases the bioavailability of the product to the body’s system.

Be sure to check the ingredients, and integrity of the company you’re buying CBD products from.  Education is very important in understanding not only the benefits of CBD but also in understanding the different qualities of CBD, along with whatever other ingredients you may be buying when purchasing a CBD combination product.  Unfortunately, what might be advertised on a product label, may not be the true contents.

VIDEO:  Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Based CBD vs Oil-Based CBD

Oil and water don’t mix.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp is an all-natural water-soluble source of CBD plus Ayurvedic herbs that have more bioavailability to the body than other hemp oil products on the market.  But don’t just take our word for it… see for yourself!  Obviously, Murphy’s Natural Hemp is the “clear” choice.

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To reach Perry, for more information about the products, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp and Solutions products, go to

by Colleen Morgan
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.