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

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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

Energize life and increase your stamina with RECHARGE from Murphy’s Natural Solutions

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Start the day with our amazing, all-natural RECHARGE capsules.  RECHARGE contains the powerful combination of CBD and Curcumin, as well as Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor PBDNF peptides, amino acids, remedial herbs, B6 and B12.  This is a powerhouse complex that will help you stay focused, boost energy levels, improve mood and memory function, and help your body operate more efficiently. 

What makes it so effective?

Our unique proprietary blend contains all-natural ingredients that promote a multitude of health benefits: 

Hordenine HCI – an alkaloid typically harvested from the barley plant, Hordenine is considered to have several cognitive benefits, like improving your mood and ability to focus.  It’s also an energy booster, which in turn could aid in weight management.

Schlzondrol A – a supplement derived from the berries of an ancient Chinese medicinal herb, Schisandra is also known as the “five flavor fruit.”  In holistic practices, this herb is generally prescribed for reducing anxiety and stress throughout the body and promoting vitality.  Also, it is known as being a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent that positively affects the immune system.

Synephrine HCL – commonly known as Bitter Orange Extract, Synephrine HCL is made from the peel and flower of the Bitter Orange tree found in Asia.  It may increase your metabolic rate and is considered a stimulant.  The extract is often used by holistic practices for increasing energy, improving mood, weight loss, treating IBS, as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory.

Dimethylaminoethanol (DMAE) – a naturally occurring substance that may increase levels of the brain neurotransmitter acetylcholine.  Acetylcholine is the chemical that the motor neurons of the nervous system release to activate our muscles.  Small amounts can be found in anchovies and sardines.

Peptides AKG and BDNF – Peptides are precursors to proteins.  They conduct essential functions throughout every cell and tissue in the body.  Peptides are needed for the body to function more efficiently.

CBD / Curcumin – Studies have shown CBD to be beneficial for many health conditions, in particular reducing inflammation, treatment for pain, combating arthritis, reducing anxiety, treating sleep disorders and more, and since it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects, it won’t get you high.  Curcumin, 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.

Taurine – an amino acid essential to the human body, and a chemical that is a required building block for proteins.

Caffeine – a stimulant that has an effect on the central nervous system.  It both raises metabolism and increases the breakdown of fatty acids, promoting energy!

Vitamin B6 – the benefits of taking B6 supplements are many.  B6 is known for maintaining healthy blood vessels, supporting brain function, improving your mood, protecting eye health, and may even help in lowering your blood pressure.

Vitamin B12 – a powerhouse vitamin that benefits mood, fatigue and energy levels, memory, heart, skin, hair, digestion and more. It is also an essential vitamin for addressing chronic stress in the body and maintaining a healthy nervous and cardiovascular system.

Check it out!

RECHARGE  will greatly increase brain function, boost your physical stamina, and level your appetite.  RECHARGE is effective as an anti-inflammatory, in muscle recovery, insulin resistance, increased metabolism, and weight loss.  RECHARGE is also a great pre-workout supplement. (We suggest taking RECHARGE approximately 20-30 minutes before exercise).

For more information or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp and Solutions 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.
by Colleen Morgan

CBD & the Human Body

Looking for natural alternatives

CBD has hit the market hard since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which was great news for those of us looking for natural alternatives to prescription medications or over-the-counter remedies.  There has been a reported explosion in growth, production, selection of products, and consumer demand.  CBD is largely known for anxiety and pain relief, as well as muscle-relaxing properties, however, studies suggest this plant-derived natural remedy may also have additional health benefits.

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Anxiety relief and more

With consumer use rapidly growing, research and clinical studies are also on the rise.  A recently published study on CBD for anxiety concluded that:

“Current understanding of the physiology and neurologic pathways points to a benefit with anxiety-related issues. The results of our clinical report support the existing scientific evidence. In our study, we saw no evidence of a safety issue that would limit future studies. In this evaluation, CBD appears to be better tolerated than routine psychiatric medications. Furthermore, CBD displays promise as a tool for reducing anxiety in clinical populations…”  (January 2019)

Additional trials and clinical studies were suggested to further confirm findings.  Still, this study echoes past findings from research conducted and published over many years, some as far back as 2001. (1) (2)  Other research indicates CBD use as beneficial for reducing inflammation, treatment for pain, combating arthritis, treating sleep disorders and more.

A very interesting study published by Pisanti, Malfitano, Ciaglia, and Lambert in February 2017, and later included in a World Health Organization (WHO) report November 2017, lists a number of diseases for which CBD may have therapeutic benefits.  The list includes Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s, Hypoxia-ischemia injury, Depression, Cancer, Nausea, Inflammatory bowel and Crohn’s, Cardiovascular and Diabetic complications. (3) (4)  As always, it’s important to talk with a physician before adding natural remedies to existing medications.

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, ulcerative proctitis, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, irritable bowel disease, peptic ulcer, gastric ulcer, gastric inflammation, psoriasis, and lupus.

Water-Soluble Products

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 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)Research and study information has been pulled from the US National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. To search type in the cannabinoid name and health benefit.  (2) https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/; (3) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/314080489; (4) https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/CannabidiolCriticalReview.pdf

 

Beneficial Effects on Brainwaves: Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble CBD/Curcumin

Before and After Using Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble CBD/Curcumin

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 (illustration below).  A reduction in Z-score is an indicator of a reduction in the symptoms associated with the particular brain wave.

Before & After Images

The first image shows a Delta brainwave Z-score of 7.8 before the use of Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble CBD/Curcumin, which according to the lab indicates that this patient could be experiencing increased symptoms with Fibromyalgia, migraine, thinking or focusing, ADHD, and more.

Now compare this with the second image of the Delta brainwaves after the use of Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble CBD/Curcumin.  The Z-score has decreased to 3.9!  Remember a decrease in Z-score is a decrease in symptoms!  The physician who conducted this test was very impressed with the results.

Theta brainwaves also showed a reduction before and after the use of Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin tincture, from 7.2 to 4.0.   This is good news for individuals looking for natural alternatives to prescription medications.  A brief explanation of brainwave categories follows, along with the lab’s amazing summary video.

Delta-Theta Before Use                        Delta-Theta After Use

What are the categories of brainwaves & how are they measured?

Brainwaves are produced by repetitive patterns in the brain generated by our neurons communicating with each other.   Over the course of a 24-hour period, an individual will have a mix of brainwaves throughout all the different areas of the brain.  The speed of how fast waves travel, which is measured in Hertz (Hz), divides the waves into categories, fast to slow, depending on what the brain is doing:

— Gamma is the high-performance wave that helps process information quickly.  Its frequency range is 40 to 100 Hz.  High levels of Gamma waves indicate excessive levels of anxiety and stress, low levels may be indicators of depression, ADHD, and learning challenges.

— Beta is the at-work and alert wave that allows you to focus and solve problems.  Its frequency is 12 to 40 Hz.  High levels may indicate anxiety, not being able to relax, increased stress, and adrenaline highs.  Low levels may be indications for depression, poor cognitive ability, brain-fog, and lack of attention.

— Alpha waves are indicators of the relaxed or reflective state.  The frequency range is 8 to 12 Hz.  If there are high levels of Alpha waves, there could be an inability to focus, letting the mind drift into constant daydreaming, or being overly relaxed.  Low levels are indicators of anxiety, OCD, and stress.

— Theta waves are the drifting off feeling drowsy waves you feel when slowing down, relaxing or meditating.  Its frequency is 4 to 8 Hz.  High levels are indicators of ADHD, hyperactivity, impulsiveness, inability to focus and depression.  Low levels may indicate anxiety, stress, and emotional challenges.  Theta waves are also associated with a lack of understanding with social cues, Dyslexia (L brain), and Fibromyalgia.

— Delta waves are deep sleep waves that contribute to restorative REM sleep and assist in building a healthy immune system.  Their frequency is 0 to 4 Hz.  High levels of Delta waves could indicate brain injuries, learning problems, severe ADHD, and the inability to think or focus.  Low levels indicate the inability for the brain and body to revitalize due to poor sleep.  Delta waves are also associated with migraine and Fibromyalgia.

How do brainwaves appear on a Brain Map?

Using the Quantitative EEG or qEEG test, it is possible to measure neural patterns to see how the brain is functioning.  Results from a qEEG are presented as Z-scores.  These scores represent the difference in wave frequency using before and after snapshots.  The Z-scores are color-coded to show increased or decreased activity.  For instance, a score of 0 represents the norm and is color-coded green, red indicates excessive activity, orange, and yellow lessor activity, and blue shows decreased activity.

The following video with the FDA approved lab physician provides a 15-minute summary explaining the process, measurements, and remarkable results.

For more information, questions regarding the report, 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.
by Colleen Morgan

 

qEEG “Brain Map” results: Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD & Curcumin lowers z-scores! (what’s a z-score? read on)

How does CBD impact brainwaves?

Murphy’s Natural Hemp teamed with an FDA approved lab to measure the effects our CBD/Curcumin product has on the brain… and the results are amazing!  Watch the case study video that follows this brief explanation.  First, what is a qEEG, how is it done, and what can it show?

What is a qEEG? 

You’ve most likely heard of an EEG or Electroencephalography.  The test measures the electrical patterns at the surface of the scalp, which reflects your brainwaves.  A qEEG or Quantitative Electroencephalogram goes further, measuring and analyzing electrical activity, creating a brain map of the activity, or a topical snapshot of brain patterns.  There are a number of studies published in the US National Library of Medicine suggesting that these maps can help aid in evaluating a number of medical conditions.

How is the test done?

An electro cap, containing small electrodes is placed on the head to measure the electrical patterns while the patient sits quietly with eyes open or closed.  For this particular test data was captured before the use of the product and after taking the Murphy’s Natural Hemp CBD/Curcumin complex.  Beta, Alpha, Theta, Delta, and Gamma waves were measured both before and after the use of the product. Below is one of the images taken from the results.

Brain Wave picture

What did the qEEG Comparison Report show in brainwave activity before and after our CBD/Curcumin tincture?

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.

The following video provides a 15-minute summary provided by the lab, explaining the process, measurements, and remarkable results.

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.
by Colleen Morgan

CBD & Pain Relief

Last fall of 2018, another person in my neighborhood was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease that causes chronic inflammation and joint pain, Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  I spoke with her about the drug treatment she was prescribed, as well as other natural remedies that she’s decided to use.

sitting in pain by Imani Clovis

Interview with Sue:

Me: Sue, thanks for sharing your story with me today.   Tell me about your journey and being diagnosed with RA.  What are the major symptoms of RA and what prescription drugs have you tried so far?  

Sue: Well, it started with feeling tired and having stiffness in my hands and knees.  I thought I was just doing too much so I cut back on some activities, but it continued.  As time went on, the joints in my fingers started swelling, and I had quite a bit of pain.  When I couldn’t get by with over-the-counter pain relievers anymore, I decided I’d better see a doctor.  Last fall, I was diagnosed with RA, and started on Methotrexate, which seemed to be effective, but it made me feel sick all the time.  Kind of like I had the flu every day with nausea and vomiting.  After a few weeks, I had to stop taking it.  Just made me too sick to function.  

Me: And you’ve gone back to see the doctor about a different medication? 

Sue: Not yet, I looked into what other medications are available and they all have major side effects.  I’d heard about CBD helping with inflammation and pain and decided to give it a try before I go on to another prescription medication.   

Me:  Are you using an under-the-tongue CBD oil tincture? 

Sue: Actually, I bought a CBD topical cream that I can rub into my joints, and then also use an under the tongue CBD tincture.  It’s been helping.

Me: What would you like others to know about natural remedy use and effectiveness? 

Sue: I’m definitely getting some pain relief.  I did find that it wears off just after mid-day, so I’m working on dosage and when to reapply or use the tincture again.  After the experience with vomiting every day with taking the prescription medication, in my opinion, I feel it’s better to use these remedies for awhile to see if I can manage the pain and inflammation naturally.  If this doesn’t work for me, then I’ll go back to my doctor.  Maybe a combination of prescription and CBD would work, I’d have to check with him.  But for now, this appears to be working, I just have to find the correct dosage.  I’ll keep you posted!

Me: Thanks for talking with me today Sue.  I appreciate your sharing and look forward to knowing more about how these natural remedies are working for you.  Also, I’m going to leave you with a brochure from a company I buy from, Murphy’s Natural Hemp.  They combine CBD with Curcumin, which is also known as a natural remedy that helps with inflammation and pain.  I’d love to get your feedback on the products. 

Sue:  Thank you!  I will definitely give them a try, and I’d be happy to talk with you about the results and give you my feedback. 

I’ll be following up with Sue in a month or two to see how she’s doing with the natural remedy approaches.  Stay tuned!  Sue is one of many individuals around the world who are turning to CBD for pain relief in dealing with RA and other medical conditions.

According to a 2018 study, which looked at “who, how, and why individuals are currently using CBD,” nearly 62% of the individuals responding reported using CBD to treat a medical condition, with pain, anxiety, and depression being at the top.  What I found most interesting about this study was that almost 36% of the people who responded, reported that CBD was all they needed.  They had no need for any other medication to treat their particular medical condition other than the CBD.  Only 4.3% reported that the CBD did not work well for them. (1)

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In addition, this same study reported: “Respondents selected “Other” 362 times. The most common “Other” conditions reported were neuropathy (n=48), autoimmune conditions (n=38), and fibromyalgia (n=37).”(1)

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble CBD & Curcumin Combined

CBD tincture-bottle-600x600-1Murphy’s Natural Hemp combines CBD and the spice Curcumin in a water-soluble complex, which provides you with the numerous health benefits of both isolates.  Curcumin is also known as a natural remedy, often recommended by holistic practices for assisting with pain relief, supporting the immune system, aiding in digestion, and more.  As always, it’s important to talk with your doctor when adding supplements to treat any health condition you may have.

For more information or to purchase one of our products you can find us at https://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.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6043845/
by Colleen Morgan

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 Cannabinoid Wheel

What are Cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are the naturally occurring chemical compounds found in the cannabis and hemp plants.  Both plants have been vastly researched and reported as being beneficial for several medical needs, pain, sleep, gastrointestinal illnesses, mood and behavior disorders, neurological disorders and more.  The illustration and key descriptions below provide a guide to the major cannabinoids and how they may prove helpful with a variety of medical conditions.

CBD-THC Medical Use Wheel

The Cannabinoid Wheel Key:

  • Cannabichromene (CBC)
  • Cannabidiol (CBD)
  • Cannabigerol (CBG)
  • Cannabinol (CBN)
  • Cannabidiolic Acid (CBDA)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
  • Tetrahydrocannabinolic (THCA)
  • Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)

CBC

Just like THC and CBD, Cannabichromene or CBC comes from the stem of the cannabis plants cannabigerol acid (CBGA).  It is produced through heat or ultraviolet light.  Getting techie here, so we’ll move on to the benefits.  CBC does not get the user high and has shown potential in treating pain, inflammation, and acne.  Studies are being conducted on its benefits in treating cancer and depression.

CBD

Cannabidiol or CBD is harvested from both the cannabis and hemp plants.  It is known largely for anxiety and pain relief as well as muscle-relaxing properties.  As an isolate without the THC component, CBD becomes a non-psychoactive compound, producing zero to .03 percent THC.  In addition, studies have shown this cannabinoid can be beneficial for a number of health conditions, in particular, inflammation reduction, treatment for pain, combating arthritis, reducing anxiety, treating sleep disorders and more.  Research and clinical studies continue, so it looks as though there will be more information regarding practical and medicinal uses with this natural remedy in the future.

CBG

Cannabigerol or CBG is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid much like CBD.   It is produced when the heat is applied to cannabigerol acid.  I know, getting super-technical again.  The short story is that this is proving effective as a pain reliever, anti-convulsive, as a sleep aid, an anti-inflammatory and increases appetite.  There is a wide variety of research, as well as several articles available to find out more about how this cannabinoid works with each health challenge, on the Internet and in the National Library of Medicine.

CBN

Cannabinol or CBN is a result of THC being exposed to oxygen over a period of time.  Simply, cannabis left out in the open is more likely to have higher levels of CBN.  Studies show CBN’s properties benefit those dealing with pain, insomnia, inflammation, and lack of appetite.  Additional research is being conducted with this cannabinoid as an anti-consultant and anti-bacterial component.

CBDA

Cannabinoids actually begin as cannabinoid acids (CBDA) that are activated when they’re heated.  Although research is minimal, early lab studies show Cannabidiolic acid or CBDA is a potent compound that may help with inflammation, nausea and vomiting, and as an anti-cancer agent.  Ongoing studies are being conducted.

THC

THC, the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, is the primary cannabinoid responsible for creating the high associated with recreational cannabis use.  A variety of studies have shown that THC may help deal with a number of medical challenges such as the side effects of chemo, lessening tremors due to spinal injuries, nausea, and vomiting, digestive health, chronic pain, and inflammation.

THCA

Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid or THCA is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid.  It is the acidic form of THC.  Individuals have shared how they’ve experienced relief in symptoms due to inflammation, arthritis, lupus, muscle spasms, and pain.  In addition, an international study reports that THCA may be helpful for patients living with MS, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s and Alzheimer’s disease. (1)   Ongoing studies are being conducted.

THCV

Tetrahydrocannabivarin or THCV has psychoactive effects like THC.  It may be useful in treating anxiety and panic attacks, as an appetite suppressant, and may help with diabetes.  From what I could gather in the available research and articles, there are low amounts of this compound in the general cannabis plant.  So before purchasing, read up on which plants will produce a generous amount of THCV to get the desired effect.

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Combines CBD With Curcumin

Murphy’s Natural Hemp takes the highest quality CBD cannabinoid and combines it with the holistic spice remedy Curcumin.  Curcumin, one of the main ingredients of turmeric powder, 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, as well as showing promising effects in patients with ulcers, arthritis, irritable bowel, psoriasis, lupus, and more.  Further studies are being conducted on the benefits of curcumin for reducing the progression of Alzheimer’s and improving the heart and circulatory system.

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 standards.

Water-Based CBD

CBD tincture-bottle-600x600-1Oil-based CBD does not dissolve in water.  Oily substances are repelled by water, which forces the 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.  For more information or to purchase Murphy’s Natural Hemp, go to https://murphysnaturalhemp.com/.

Should you decide to use CBD products for pain management, or for any other medical condition, always contact your doctor first to be sure there are no interactions with medications you may be taking.

 “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.phytoplantresearch.com/news/2017/international-collaborative-study-reveals-the-neuroprotective-properties-of-phytocannabinoid-%CE%B49-thca
Research and study information has been pulled from the US National Library of Medicine/National Institutes of Health at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed. To search type in the cannabinoid name and health benefit.
by Colleen Morgan

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

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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/

Murphy’s Natural Hemp Water-Soluble Sleep Tincture

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Technological advances have allowed us to become more productive in both professional and personal lives.  However, along with all the conveniences come increasing demands and intrusions on our days, sometimes our nights.  Text messages, emails, video conferencing, smart-TV’s, smart-homes, smart-cars, smart-beds, smart-clocks, never-ending smart-tech… When it’s time to slow down to rest, our bodies and minds are still going strong.  Spending an hour or so before bed, being technology-free will help your mind slow down and in turn, help the body relax.  Other quieting activities could include listening to music, practicing meditation, reading, or doing a gentle yoga routine.

Natural remedies can also be beneficial in calming the mind and body to prepare for sleep.  Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sleep Aid Tincture is the holistic approach you’re looking for, without the side effects that typically come with using prescription medications or the over-the-counter quick fix.  Unlike oil-based products, Murphy’s Natural Hemp Sleep Aid product is pure and more bioavailable than any CBD oil product on the market.  As a  water-soluble formula, it is quickly and effectively absorbed by the body.

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Water-soluble CBD has only recently risen to the forefront.  When we talk about a substance being water-soluble, we mean that it has the ability to be dissolved in water.  Oil and water do not mix.  When a substance is not water-soluble, the body is unable to absorb it easily.  Therefore, it may be necessary to consume large amounts of an oil-based product in order to get the results you’re looking for.  To improve solubility, and thus the therapeutic effectiveness of our tinctures, the Murphy’s Natural Hemp lab researched countless formulation strategies, including those that have already been largely tested.

It was a great challenge to find the correct solubilization tool, however, our lab has developed verifiable, water-soluble CBD and Curcumin complexes.  These products are formed with a pharmaceutical technology typically used where circumstances demand the increase of vital water-insoluble proteins for patients who are ill.  This water solubility makes it possible for our products to reach the body’s bloodstream in higher quantities while consuming less.

It makes no sense to pay the same or even more for an oil-based product when your body uses only 10% of their active ingredient, while you pass the rest as waste.  At Murphy’s Natural Hemp, our water-soluble products, allow your body to utilize a whopping 90% or more.  See the difference for yourself, watch this very telling video!

For more information, contact us at murphysnaturalhemp.com/contact-us/, or to purchase our products go to 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.”
by Colleen Morgan