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 http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com

 “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.”
(1) https://www.statista.com/statistics/760498/total-us-cbd-sales/(2) https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm484109.htm;(3)https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm635048.htm;
by Colleen Morgan

CBD for anxiety

Anxiety - StressAnxiety on the rise

Anxiety, that feeling that something is horribly wrong.  Maybe you have panic attacks, can’t sleep, experience heart palpitations, or suffer from other symptoms like nausea, trembling, and racing thoughts.  Maybe just the word makes you anxious!

You are not alone.  According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 300 million people around the globe live with an anxiety disorder. (1)  And, it’s on the rise.  A 2018 poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association indicates a five-point jump over 2017.  The poll rated U.S. participants’ concerns surrounding health, safety, finances, relationships, and politics, with Baby Boomers experiencing the greatest increase in anxiety. (2)

Treatment

There are a number of prescription medications used to treat anxiety disorders.  Along with those medications come a big-bundle of side effects that could include:

  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • nausea
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • sleep problems
  • increased blood pressure
  • weight gain
  • depression
  • and the list goes on…

CBD – the natural alternative

cannabis sativaCannabidiol, or CBD, may offer an alternative method in managing anxiety.  It is a chemical compound that comes from the cannabis sativa plant, an annual herbaceous flowering plant.  Cannabidiol is one of over 100 such compounds, known as cannabinoids, that are found in the plant.  CBD does not have any psychoactive effects and has a good safety profile.  It does not get the user “high.”  The cannabinoid has become increasingly popular over the last several years for treating patients with a range of medical conditions, including anxiety.

There are a number of research studies published from 2015 through 2019 that indicate CBD may be beneficial for those living with anxiety disorders.  A January 2019 study by Shannon, Lewis, Lee, and Hughes stated, “The results of our clinical report support the existing scientific evidence.  In our study, CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications,” and “Furthermore, CBD displays promise as a tool for reducing anxiety in clinical populations…” (3)

Should you give this natural alternative a try?  As always, it’s important to talk with your doctor when adding supplements to treat any health condition you may have.  And what about the dosage? Ingredients? THC content?  Here’s the short story:

Dosage and integrity of ingredients

  • Since there’s no one-dose-fits-all CBD amount, it’s best to start small with just a couple of drops, and then increase or decrease dosage as needed.  Something else to take into consideration, how long the effects of the dosage of CBD lasts.  In the beginning, you may need to do some tracking to adjust your dose as necessary.  Document when you took it and how long it lasted to determine personal need and increase or decrease dosage accordingly.  Figuring out how to correctly dose CBD will be important in maximizing the benefits of this natural remedy.
  • Be aware of the additional ingredients in your CBD!  I have allergies to olive oil and soy products, so I searched and purchased what looked like a safe product, only to find out later that I had purchased CBD that contained soy.  The company did not have it listed on the products site description.  It was only after being delivered and the package opened that I discovered in a product pamphlet that soy was one of the other ingredients contained.  I again thoroughly researched and purchased a pure water-based product.  Sometimes you have to dig around on CBD websites to find out what the other ingredients might be.  Some contain soy, others contain olive or coconut oil, and still others may contain vitamins.  Be an informed consumer.
  • Do you have concerns about overdosing with CBD? My research indicates that the most it can do is make you super-sleepy, so start small and work up to the dose that works for you. Ultimately, finding the correct CBD dose is important so that you can maximize the effects of the compound while using the minimum amount needed, which will save you money.  Water-soluble CBD’s are found to be more effective as you will use less since it will enter your body’s system quicker and easier than an oil-based product.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin

Murphy’s Natural Hemp pairs the benefits of CBD with the powerhouse spice, Curcumin.  Curcumin is receiving worldwide attention due to its multiple health benefits, which appear to act primarily through its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.  It is one of the main ingredients of turmeric powder, which is harvested from the turmeric plant by grinding up its root.  Curcumin has shown promising effects in patients with various pro-inflammatory diseases including arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel disease, ulcers and more.

Does it contain any THC?

We use the CO2 extraction method to pull CBD from the hemp plant.  It is viewed as the safest way to extract and guarantee a pure end product.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are isolates, meaning they contain no tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

Other market products may be full-spectrum CBD.  These will contain less than .3% or trace amounts of THC, which is not considered enough to provide a user with any side effects they may experience using other cannabis products.  Simply put, you will not get “high” from either the isolate or full-spectrum product.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Products are Water-Soluble

One of the main challenges with CBD and Curcumin is guaranteeing the bioavailability of the active ingredients, especially when they have limited gastrointestinal permeability.  To improve aqueous solubility, and thus the therapeutic effectiveness of these compounds, we researched countless formulation strategies, and were successful in finding a solution!  Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are designed with pharmaceutical technology that is typically used where circumstances demand increasing vital water insoluble proteins for patients who are dealing with illnesses.

Unlike other CBD formulas, there is no nano complex in our solution, which only disperses small nano-size clusters of CBD molecules in an otherwise insoluble mixture. Eventually, all nano products separate, like oil and water… and, they show no improvement for increasing bioavailability.  And our products are made with 100% purified water, unlike oil-based CBD products offered by other companies.  This is what makes our products stand out among the rest.  99% of our product is absorbed by the body.  Only 10% of CBD is absorbed using the leading oil-based products.

Where can you purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD Products? 

For more information, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

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.
(1) https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/254610/WHO-MSD-MER-2017.2-eng.pdf;jsessionid=3C066D350D7C8E8630F9F3DF6844E976?sequence=1 (2) https://www.psychiatry.org/newsroom/apa-public-opinion-poll-annual-meeting-2018; (3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/
by Colleen Morgan

Does your CBD actually contain what the label says it does?

CBD Products by Kimberly Nanney

Serving Up CBD

CBD products have increased exponentially on the market.  There are now literally thousands of products available from oil tinctures, to vaping oils, body creams, salad dressings, food additives, dietary supplements, and depending on where you live, the local barista will add it to your favorite drink!  Ah, but do you know anything about what you’ve purchased?  What’s on the label?  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. (1)  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.” (2)

What is CBD? The short story:

CBD or Hemp extract is a natural chemical compound that comes from the hemp or cannabis sativa plant.  It is one of over 100 such compounds, known as cannabinoids, that are found in the plant.  Research studies have shown this cannabinoid to be beneficial in helping to manage several health conditions, in particular reducing pain symptoms, treating nausea that often accompanies cancer treatment, and in adults with multiple sclerosis, there were improved spasticity symptoms. (3)

How is CBD extracted from hemp and what method does Murphy’s Natural Hemp use?

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.

What are the ingredients in Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD tinctures?

  • Murphy’s CBD/Curcumin CBD contains:
    • 560 mg proprietary isolate – 18.67 mg per serving
    • (Pure water 99% + Pure CBD/Curcumin Isolates)
  • Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sleep Aid contains:
    • CBD/Curcumin 690 mg isolates – 18.67mg CBD/Curcumin per serving
    • (Pure water 99% + Pure CBD/Curcumin Isolate)
    • 30mg Melatonin – 1mg per serving
    • 99mg 5-HTP – 3.33mg per serving
    • 99mg GABA – 3.33mg per serving

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Pairs CBD & Curcumin for increased health benefits

Murphy’s Natural Hemp pairs the benefits of CBD with the powerhouse spice, Curcumin.  Curcumin is receiving worldwide attention due to its multiple health benefits, which appear to act primarily through its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory mechanisms.  It is one of the main ingredients of turmeric powder, which is harvested from the turmeric plant by grinding up its root.  Curcumin has shown promising effects in patients with various pro-inflammatory diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel disease, peptic ulcer, gastric ulcer, gastric inflammation, psoriasis, and lupus.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Products are Water-Soluble

One of the main challenges with CBD and Curcumin is guaranteeing the bioavailability of the active ingredients, especially when they have limited gastrointestinal permeability.  To improve aqueous solubility, and thus the therapeutic effectiveness of these compounds, we researched countless formulation strategies, and were successful in finding a solution!  Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are designed with pharmaceutical technology that is typically used where circumstances demand increasing vital water-insoluble proteins for patients who are dealing with illnesses.

Unlike other CBD formulas, there is no nano complex in our solution, which only disperses small nano-size clusters of CBD molecules in an otherwise insoluble mixture. Eventually, all nano products separate, like oil and water… and, they show no improvement for increasing bioavailability.  And our products are made with 100% purified water, unlike oil-based CBD products offered by other companies.  This is what makes our products stand out among the rest.  99% of our product is absorbed by the body.  Only 10% of CBD is absorbed using the leading oil-based products.

Does Murphy’s Natural Hemp contain any THC?

We use the CO2 extraction method to pull CBD from the hemp plant.  It is viewed as the safest way to extract and guarantee a pure end product.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are isolates, meaning they contain no tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

Other market products may be full-spectrum CBD.  These will contain less than .3% or trace amounts of THC, which is not considered enough to provide a user with any side effects they may experience using other cannabis products.  Simply put, you will not get “high” from either the isolate or full-spectrum product.

Is Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD lab tested for contaminants?

Know what you are ingesting!  Be an informed consumer.  When looking for a CBD supplier, 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.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp – Products you can trust

Quality guaranteed: We соnѕіѕtеntlу work to іmрrоvе the water-soluble CBD product in terms of quality and safety ѕtаndаrdѕ, though the CBD industry has of уеt to set a general standard for producers.  Sоmе рublіс laboratories еxреrіеnсе difficulties іn collecting tеѕt results for their рrоduсt chemical compositions.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp has set aside a large amount of rеѕоurсеѕ and funding to monitor quality control to ensure that our products meet our company high standards.

Laboratory tested: Through testing and re-testing we ensure that our рrоduсtѕ have the accurate percentage of CBD аnd water as ѕресіfіеd on the product расkаgе, and to also ensure that оur рrоduсtѕ are ѕаfе and free from pollutants.

100% organic and natural process: Our laboratory partners ensure that the production process is exact and carried out according to our quality control standards.

Dedicated customer care: Murphy’s Natural Hemp has a devoted customer саrе team thаt is аvаіlаblе to assist you before, during and after еасh product рurсhаѕе. Also, our team will provide you with any detailed іnfоrmаtіоn regarding Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD line of products.

Where can I buy Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD Products? 

For more information, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

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.
(1) https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm484109.htm;(2)https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm635048.htm; (3) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK425767/
by Colleen Morgan

Interview with Michael Shepard: CEO of Murphy’s Natural Hemp

Final Pic of Michael

This week I was able to pull CEO Michael Shepard out of the whirlwind of business and hometown activities he’s involved in to have a chat about Murphy’s Natural Hemp.  He’s the genuine, hometown kinda guy you sometimes read about, committed to family and community, and to lead his businesses with integrity.  Check it out.

Interview with Michael: 

Me:  Thanks for finding the time to answer my questions Michael.  Can you tell me about your company in a nutshell?

Michael:  Sure, we’re just everyday folks in a small town.  We aren’t any different from anyone else.  Originally, we wanted to have products that we needed, that our families needed, and through that process we became aware that we could also be a resource for others.  We realized that others might benefit from using the same products, and there it was… Murphy’s Natural Solutions.  Murphy’s Natural Solutions, DBA Murphy’s Natural Hemp, offers CBD products through our distribution network at competitive price points.

MeSo, it started with family, and became a business.  Nice!  What’s the mission now? 

Michael:  Of course, our mission is to be successful, but we hold to three things in order to achieve that success, trust, consistency and loyalty.  We believe that giving the customers the ability to place their trust in our business is critical for its ultimate success.  And we build that trust by not over-committing, honoring agreements we have with each individual customer, and being a reliable source for CBD products.  If any type of miscommunication or error occurs, you can be sure we’ll be on top of it, acknowledge any mistake and correct it. 

Also, it’s important for a business to be consistent.  We’re committed to the consistency of our products so quality is measured, and we have high-standard testing practices in place.  We offer the highest quality all-natural water-soluble products, quality customer service, reliability, and fair market pricing each and every time… And our success is not measured by how large our exposure is, but by how can we help our customers succeed, or make a difference in customer’s lives through our products.

Me:  I’ve seen the testimonials and customer feedback so it’s obvious you’re having great success in building partnerships.  How long have you been working on Murphy’s Natural Hemp products, and when did you bring the products to market?

Michael:  Although Murphy’s Natural Hemp is fairly new to the market, the development of just the right combination of ingredients, along with the process of creating truly water-soluble products took quite some time.  It was a real challenge.  The lab used a number of processes before finding just the right way to create a legitimate water-soluble solution.  We are proud to be part of PXL Laboratories.

Me As I’m sure you’re well aware, there’s been a huge boom in production of CBD products.  It seems like everyone is jumping into the CBD industry.  What makes Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD different from other products on the market?  Especially those products that also say they are water-soluble or water-based? 

Michael:  Our products are a truly water-soluble, and not based on nano technology like our competitors, who also advertise as “water-soluble.”   The nano technology they use only grinds the ingredients down to micro particles, which can still ride through, and out of the body.  The process we’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.

MeMichael, what about the skeptics?  There are still people out there who doubt CBD’s effectiveness as far as having natural remedy health benefits, what would you say to those people? 

MichaelEducation is very important in understanding not only the benefits of CBD, but also 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.  In fact, the Food and Drug Administration sent out letters to a number of companies over 2015 through 2017, stating on their website that… 

“Over the past several years, FDA has issued several warning letters to firms that market unapproved new drugs that allegedly contain cannabidiol (CBD).  As part of these actions, FDA has tested the chemical content of cannabinoid compounds in some of the products, and many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain…” (1)  Also, the Journal of the American Medical Association found only 31% of online purchased CBD was accurately labeled. (2) 

I don’t know if there’s a great way to address the skepticism surrounding CBD, other than to be forthright about our products.  Heck fire, we don’t have all the answers for sure, but it’s our responsibility to be as open, plus as honest about our products as possible, without giving up the “secret sauce,” so to speak.  That’s why we have you Colleen, to educate our current, and potential partners or end users using research and factual blogs, which you yourself have put hours into.  This is exactly how you begin to address the skeptics, by providing evidence. 

Me:  Thanks Michael for the kudos!  I’m curious, how did you become a business owner?  Have you always been a kind-of entrepreneur?  What’s your driving force that keeps you going? 

Michael:  By definition, I’ve not always been an entrepreneur, however, I would say I’ve always been a risk taker.  I was a somewhat average kid, maybe a little more challenging teen than most… I’m sure my parents would say so.  As a senior in high school, I had no direction I was really leaning toward, except that I always wanted to serve my country in the military and become a fighter pilot.  I never did become a pilot, but I did join the Marine Corps, and had the honor to serve with the best of the best.  Some might differ with my opinion, regardless, I am forever in debt to those I served with, they were an integral part of my success today.  

After serving in the Marines, I took what I consider to be my first “business” risk by entering into commission only sales.  I definitely won’t be writing the next how-to book for sales, but I found it satisfying to be part of a process that changed people’s lives in a positive way.  I have been very blessed to have become an “entrepreneur,” although I don’t really care for that word in describing myself. 

MeWhy this business in particular?

Michael:  I like being in a position where there is a possibility to make a difference in someone’s life.  In the end, we can’t take anything with us, but if we can make just one positive difference in someone’s life, I believe we have achieved success, which should be the ultimate goal for any entrepreneur. 

By the way, has anyone ever told you that you ask a lot of questions?  I’m just a simple person… Today I worked in sweat pants, and at least a 10-year-old shirt that still had paint on it from years back when I pretended I knew how to put paint on a wall.  Summer is coming, and you’ll most likely find me wearing shorts and Crocs or sandals, regardless of where I’m at or what I’m doing.  

Me:  Hahaha… that’s my job, to write about your products and share who you are with everyone else!  Just a couple more questions.  What types of challenges have you faced in building this company and how did you meet those challenges? 

Michael:  Every day is a challenge, every hour there is a challenge!!  It’s a challenge to answer your questions! (humor) I don’t believe anyone ever truly builds a company.  I like to think I have a unique streak of pure luck rather than an ability.  Most likely, God feels bad for falling asleep while I was created, so he put the right people around me to build a company.  I am definitely not the company, nor any other company I own… and by no means did I build them alone.  The people I have the great opportunity to work with are the company.  They are the ones that faced the daily challenges while building the company.  You know you are surrounded by great people when others don’t truly know who owns the company.  I could just call to make sure the phone rings instead of going in, and know the customers are well taken care of.  

Me:  Wow, that’s quite a testimonial to your team!  So, what now?  What’s ahead for Murphy’s Natural Hemp?  Any new products on the horizon? 

Michael:  As long as we can develop or team with others, like our lab, who have developed products that make a positive difference in someone’s life, we will always have products on the horizon. 

Me:  Fantastic, thanks for taking the time to answer my questions.  I look forward to what new products you’ll have to offer in the future. 

To reach Michael, for more information about the business, or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp and Solutions products, go to http://www.murphysnaturalhemp.com.

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.
(1) https://www.fda.gov/newsevents/publichealthfocus/ucm484109.htm; (2) https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2661569

Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin Products – an isolate or a complex?

Simply,  it’s both!

Murphy’s Natural Hemp blends CBD and Curcumin isolates together into high quality, water-soluble complexes.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin: Cannabidiol or CBD is one of 113 identified cannabinoids found in cannabis sativa or the hemp plant.  The CBD is extracted from the plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids.

Now, add the Curcumin powerhouse spice.  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 several substances, many of which are in a group known as curcuminoids.  Curcumin is isolated from these curcuminoids and used in combination with our CBD isolate to reap the number of health benefits from both substances.

At Murphy’s Natural Hemp, our products are labeled “CBD and Curcumin isolates” to recognize the quality of the ingredients.  Our water-soluble, all-natural tinctures are clean, pure, and more bioavailable than any CBD oil product on the market.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sleep Aid: Our Sleep Aid product takes these same high-quality CBD and Curcumin isolates, and combines them with Melatonin, 5-HTP, GABA, into a pure water-soluble complex.  Our sleep aid tincture will help you get to sleep easily and aid you in getting a deeper sleep, leaving you more rested and prepared for the upcoming day.  Since its water-soluble it will easily dissolve, entering your system faster and absorbing more effectively.

Oil-based CBD does not dissolve in water.  However, you’ll find the term “water-soluble” is being widely used throughout the medical cannabis industry.  What water-soluble means is that the CBD can 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 our water-soluble products, which utilize 90% or more of the active ingredients.

To build continued trust, and provide transparency to our customers, we offer this very telling video demonstration that compares our water-soluble product with other market oil or water-based CBD products. Murphy’s Natural Hemp is “clearly” the better choice.

“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

The Benefits of Murphy’s Natural Hemp Combined CBD/Curcumin Tinctures

Cannibus 2 by Jose Luis Sanchez Pereyra

With the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, Hemp has exploded in growth, production, and consumer use.  The farm bill did several things.  It provided subsidies for American farmers, reinforced locally grown foods, expanded trade opportunities, kept SNAP in place, and legalized the production of the hemp plant.  CBD or Hemp extract is a natural chemical compound that comes from the hemp or cannabis sativa plant.  It is one of over 100 such compounds, known as cannabinoids, that are found in the plant.

CBD Benefits

Studies have shown this cannabinoid to be beneficial for many health conditions, in particular reducing inflammation, treatment for pain, combating arthritis, reducing anxiety, treating sleep disorders and more.  Further, CBD does not have any psychoactive effects, so it does not get the user high.  What this means is that you can use the compound, and reap the health benefits with little or no impact on your day-to-day functioning.

Now, take the health benefits associated with CBD and combine them with the power of Curcumin.  How is Curcumin beneficial?  Read on.

Curcumin Benefits

Curcumin, in both Ayurveda (the traditional medicine of India) and Chinese medicine, has become a major player in holistic medicine.  One of the main ingredients of turmeric powder, it is harvested from the turmeric plant by grinding up its root.  In addition to being a spice used in cooking, Curcumin is also proving effective as an anti-inflammatory and pain reliever.

According to the US National Library of Medicine, research of curcumin over the past half-century has shown promising effects in patients with various pro-inflammatory diseases including cancer, cardiovascular disease, arthritis, ulcerative proctitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel disease, peptic ulcer, gastric ulcer, gastric inflammation, psoriasis, and lupus to name just a few.  Further studies are being conducted on the benefits of curcumin for reducing the speed of Alzheimer’s disease, improving heart and circulatory system function, and more.

Water-Soluble CBD & Curcumin Combined

CBD tincture-bottle-600x600-1Murphy’s Natural Hemp combines CBD and Curcumin in a water-soluble form, providing you with the numerous health benefits of both compounds.  Oil-based CBD does not dissolve in water.  Oily substances are repelled by water, which forces a separation of the ingredients.  However, you’ll find the term “water-soluble” is being widely used throughout the medical cannabis industry.  What water-soluble means is that the CBD can 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 our water-soluble products, which utilize 90% or more of the active ingredients.

In short, Murphy’s Natural Hemp water-soluble, high-quality CBD/Curcumin combined products have:

  • Increased bіоаvаіlаbіlіtу:  The increased bioavailability mеаnѕ lеѕѕ оf the product іѕ wasted when taken, and that more of the product is put to use in the body’s system.
  • Increased effectiveness:  Water-soluble CBD products are more rapidly absorbed into the body’s system because water constitutes 60 – 70%  of the body.  Water-soluble products take less time to become active in the body compared to their oil-based counterparts.
  • The ability to be mixed with beverages:  Thanks to the lab technologies utilized by Murphy’s Natural Hemp, the products can now bе mіxеd with wаtеr or any water-based drink.

High-Quality / Laboratory Tested

Murphy’s Natural Hemp water-soluble CBD products are sourced in the U.S., produced with the highest quality ingredients, and are continually tested to be sure they meet our high standards.

To summarize:  With our tinctures, you receive the health benefits of both CBD and Curcumin in a water-soluble form, providing you with increased absorption and quick relief.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp is the “clear” choice.  But don’t just take our word for it… see for yourself!

For more information or to purchase one of our products you can find us at https://murphysnaturalhemp.com/

GABA – A natural approach to better sleep

Gamma-aminobutyric acid, or GABA for short, is a naturally occurring amino acid that works as a chemical neurotransmitter in your brain.  GABA blocks certain signals in the brain, decreasing activity, which as a result produces a calming effect.  This can help with anxiety and stress, both contributors to sleeplessness.  A study conducted in 2018 showed supplemental GABA improved sleep quality, and without the adverse effects associated with prescribed sleep medications. (1)

Chamomile and Face - BillieMedicinal plants high in GABA include chamomile flowers, feverfew, linden flowers, and passionflower.

Passion flower - contains GABA - Andrew Pons

In addition, GABA studies have been conducted in regard to how this amino acid affects the gastrointestinal system, or “gut.”  Gut flora is crucial in keeping the immune system functioning properly and communicating with the brain.  Philip Strandwitz and his colleagues at Northeastern University Boston reported in 2016:

“Bacteria have been discovered in our guts that depend on one of our brain chemicals for survival.  These bacteria consume GABA, a molecule crucial for calming the brain, and the fact that they gobble it up could help explain why the gut microbiome seems to affect mood… GABA acts by inhibiting signals from nerve cells, calming down the activity of the brain, so it’s surprising to learn that a gut bacterium needs it to grow and reproduce.  Having abnormally low levels of GABA are linked to depression and mood disorders, and this finding adds to growing evidence that our gut bacteria may affect our brains.” (2)

Wow!  Research and studies of this significant amino acid and its health benefits in treating insomnia, anxiety, and depression continue.  With GABA level’s being linked to better sleep, Murphy’s Natural Hemp has combined the perfect mix of compounds that will assist you in getting a good night’s sleep, CBD/Curcumin, Melatonin, 5-HTP, and GABA.  In addition, because of the water-soluble properties of Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sleep Aid, lower dosages of the tincture will provide the same effects as products that are not water-based.  This video illustrates the stark contrast between our water-based tinctures and other oil-based or water-soluble CBD products on the market.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp is clearly the better choice!

The information contained on this site is intended for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for advice, diagnosis or treatment by a licensed physician. Consult your doctor before using alternative medicine or making a change to your regimen.

“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.”
(1) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27150227; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11983310; http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16971751 (2) https://www.newscientist.com/article/2095769-gut-bacteria-spotted-eating-brain-chemicals-for-the-first-time/
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Say Yes! to Murphy’s Water Soluble CBD/Curcumin Products: Seeing is Believing

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.  For more information or to purchase one of our products you can find us at https://murphysnaturalhemp.com/

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Building Your Trust

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  1. Trust is something that is earned.  At Murphy’s Natural Hemp, our intention is to provide you with the highest quality, all-natural, water-soluble products each and every time.
  1. Murphy’s Natural Hemp intends to build your trust by not over-committing, honoring agreements, and being a reliable source for your CBD needs.  If an error is made, you can depend on us to correct and resolve any difficulties we may have caused you.
  1. You can trust and count on Murphy’s Natural Hemp to act as an “in-this-together” team member.  As we continue to expand our product offerings, the quality of our products, price, and customer service will not be sacrificed.  We commit to working with, and for you.  Together we can succeed in a very competitive marketplace.
  1. Murphy’s Natural Hemp is open to your feedback and suggestions. Trust comes with listening and evolving as a team.  We value your ideas and recommendations.   At the end of the day, we have the same goal… to provide the highest quality CBD products available to our customers, and at competitive prices.
  1. Your business or personal information is never shared. Murphy’s Natural Hemp does not share or sell to information brokers.  We value the confidence you have placed in our company.
  1. Murphy’s Natural Hemp is appreciative of your business, and promises to stay reliable and committed, a business you can trust.  We hold integrity in all that we do.   Our motto is, “Coming together is a beginning, keeping together is progress, but working together is success.” (Henry Ford)