CBD – Did you know that…

CBD cocktail by Justin Aikin

CBD is showing up everywhere!  There are CBD oils and creams, CBD infused foods, and now you can have it added to your favorite smoothie, coffee, or yes, your cocktail!  Cannabidiol, or CBD oil, is a type of cannabinoid that is found in the Hemp plant.  It does not have any psychoactive effects, so 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.  There’s a flood of information available about CBD and its benefits, but did you know that…

  • The medicinal properties of the cannabis plant have been known and respected for thousands of years, and not just for its flowers and stems.  The root was also used. (1)  A 2017 study speaks of the Roman historian, Pliny the Elder, “who wrote in his Natural Histories that ‘a decoction of the root in water relaxes contractions of the joints and cures gout and similar maladies.’ Throughout history, the hemp plant’s root has been recommended as a natural remedy for treating inflammation, joint pain, and gastrointestinal problems. (2)
  • CBD changes brainwaves.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp teamed with an FDA approved lab to run a case-study using the qEEG test in order to measure the effects our CBD/Curcumin product has on the brain.  During this particular case study, there appeared a consistent drop in wave Z-scores across all areas of the brain, especially in Delta, and Theta waves.  A reduction in Z-score is an indicator of a reduction in the symptoms associated with the particular brain wave.  The report shows a significant change in brainwave activity and lowered z-scores after using Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin tincture.  Z-scores are indicators of activity, with zero being the norm or “mean,” the higher the z-score, the more noteworthy the health condition.  A lower or zero score is optimal.  There are a number of conditions that can be measured with this test, including but not limited to migraines, ADHD, Dyslexia, anxiety and depression, fibromyalgia, neuropathy, impaired memory, and more.
  • CBD appears to work with the body’s own natural pain management system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that creates natural anti-inflammatory and painkilling effects.  The body’s ECS is made up of three components: cannabinoid receptors (the things that receive chemical signals outside the cell), endocannabinoids (small molecules that activate cannabinoid receptors), and metabolic enzymes that break down endocannabinoids after they are used.  “All vertebrate animals [naturally] express at least two cannabinoid receptors.  The CB1 receptor principally functions in the nervous system but is expressed in many cells throughout the body.  CB2 receptors are primarily associated with cells governing immune function.”(3)  Researchers believe that CBD compounds may positively interact with these receptors.  Individuals living with Fibromyalgia may find CBD to be helpful in managing symptoms.
  • Industrial Hemp CBD oil is legal.  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.  However, the natural chemical compound that comes from the hemp or cannabis sativa plant that is used in products and sold on the market must contain less than 0.3% delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the euphorigenic component of cannabis.  Be an informed consumer!
  • Your pet has the same endocannabinoid system you do.  CBD may be helpful for managing your pet’s anxiety during times of stress, or when they are suffering from pain and inflammation due to arthritis. (4)
  • The contents listed on the label of your CBD product may not be accurate!  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.  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.” (5)  Choose a CBD company you can trust!
  • Water-soluble means the product is highly capable of dissolving in water.  It also means better absorption in the body!  Oil and water don’t mix.  One of the main challenges with CBD 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, Murphy’s Natural Hemp products are designed using pharmaceutical technologies to increase bioavailability.  See for yourself!

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://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5628559/; (2) https://scholar.google.com/scholar?q=Pliny(the+Elder)+.++The+natural+history+of+Pliny,+Volume+4;(3) British Journal of Pharmacology report: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4301686; (4) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6065210/; (5)https://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm635048.htm

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