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When it comes to what our families uses and which companies we support, I'm very particular. Of course I have a few trusted friends who are amazing resources, but still, we do a lot of research. Hemp is no different, especially since it is something I/we ingest.
If you've ever googled Hemp or CBD (really anything you google), you'll know there are endless options to choose from. But how to know which is best for your family? Word of mouth? Certainly. Amazon review? Always. Hours of your own research? Imperative. There are a few key things I look for when it comes to what we put on and in our bodies. A few are:
- Made in the good ole US of A
- Naturally based (free of harmful junk)
- Company whose principles and morals I can get behind
- Organic when possible
Understanding what Hemp is exactly, and what it isn't was the first step for me. I tried a few different brands over the last year (Charlotte's Web being one) and wasn't finding results until I ordered a bottle suggested by my friend Tristian. She had been using it with her entire family for a while and raved about the support and changes to their health.
After endless research I began to understand why exactly Prime My Body was working as well as it has been, and because I'm all about educating myself, I'll share my findings below. It's a lot of... science, but I'll explain in terms that makes sense to those of us who are not world-renown chemists!
Dr. Christopher Shade (a former goat farmer!) is the founder of Quicksilver Scientific and a man passionate about heavy metal detoxification. He earned his Ph.D. from University of Illinois studying the environmental and analytical chemistries of mercury and advanced aquatic chemistry. Shade's lab is in Boulder, and he's the main reason that this Hemp is what it is, and what sets it apart. This man is brilliant, and I've been fascinated by the numerous videos + interviews I've been watching from him.
The science behind why this Hemp is so great is based on the Human Endocannabinoid System. It's an intricate part of our immune system and when activated by taking phyto cannabinoid diols, humans and animals have better ability to fight, resist, and assist in supporting + repairing the mind and body.
Dr. Shade uses a two-part Ethanol and Simulated Moving Bed Chromatography extraction process to get compounds off of the plant. It's a really sophisticated purification process, where plant waxes, natural compounds, and THC are pulled. This leaves very pure extracts which are tested again and again to ensure purity.
Here's a list of things that are not ever included in this oil:
- mold toxins
- heavy metals
It's also certified gluten free + GMO free.
NANO-EMULSIFICATION / liposomes
This is a really cool process, and it's the delivery of this oil that makes it unique to other kinds. Basically being nano-enhanced is what makes the absorption fast and complete, with exceptionally high bio-availability (basically the degree and rate a drug is absorbed by the body). We absorb these nano-particles so quickly and fully, in just 30 seconds it's entered your blood stream. It passes the blood brain barrier and peaks around 30-40 minutes after being taken.
The liposomes are essentially little vehicles that looks exactly like a cell wall membrane, so when we take it? It's absorbed strait into our cells. This liposomal formulation brings the amazing power of IV therapy into a more convenient, oral delivery for super rapid uptake. Really, this isn't an oil per say, it's a nano-emulsification of an oil. Wild huh?
PRIME MY BODY VS OTHER BRANDS
The biggest difference as I mentioned is the delivery of the Hemp. Prime's Hemp is pumped under the tongue, where it's received and immediately, literally, immediately absorbing. The nano particles just get RIGHT in there.
When you swallow another brand, eat a CBD-enhanced candy, or have a hemp-drink, you have to wait for absorption. Charlotte's Web for example, is dispersed in MCT oil (which yes is a good, healthy oil!) however it has to get through your GI track and emulsify with your bile to absorb. By the time this happens, only a small % is being absorbed, due to time and travel, and many other obstacles. It isn't that other brands (like CW) are bad, or that the product isn't solid - it's HOW it is absorbed.
If other kinds of CBD had a Dr. Shade, creating liposomes for their Hemp? There would be competition. Delivery, delivery, delivery. That is the key.
How To Use It
PMB's Hemp comes in a 50ml bottle. This bottle gives you 100 pumps, which you'll place right under your tongue. They suggest doing it on an empty stomach, 10 minutes or so before eating. I don't follow this rule, hard core, as I take it as needed / throughout the day based on my own schedule. Hold under your tongue for 30 seconds, then I swish it around some. A drink of water after is acceptable, the Hemp has a citrus tang to it, which at first I wasn't a big fan of. But it neutralizes quickly and I'm now 110% fine with it.
You can not overdose on this, Hemp is so so so good for you, the more the better! But suggested dosage is 1-2 pumps 2/day. You can go up to 2-4 pumps 4/day if needed. It all depends on what you're working to support and how you respond. Many people feel a calm wash over them immediately, I do not, but that doesn't mean it isn't working! Quite the opposite. Consistency is KEY here. It was about seven days of use 2/day when I began to feel balance coming on, I wasn't as tense, it was a slow process, but so very worth it. You can read more about my own Hemp story and process here.
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