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5 Reasons Why CBD Isn't Working For You

If you’ve been using CBD and haven’t noticed a difference yet, you might be feeling frustrated. While CBD can have an impressive range of health benefits, some people find it doesn’t work for them, often because they’re using the wrong dosage or products.

Before you use CBD for yourself, make sure you don’t make the following mistakes.

1. You’re not using high-quality CBD products

First thing’s first: are your CBD products up to scratch?

You’ve probably noticed that there are many CBD companies nowadays, each selling their own CBD products. Unfortunately, some companies sell low-quality products. Mislabeling is common: sometimes their products contain less CBD than they state on the packaging.

In fact, a recent study looked at 84 CBD products and found that only 31 percent contained the amount of CBD that was stated on the label.

In order to ensure that you’re using high-quality CBD products, look out for a lab report that confirms how much CBD your product contains. Only purchase items from reputable companies like ours. Avoid purchasing CBD on Amazon and similar online marketplaces.

Our products are tested by an independent lab to verify the amount of CBD. You can view our lab reports here.

2. You’re not using it correctly

For CBD to work effectively, you have to use it properly.

Some kinds of CBD, like CBD capsules and gummies, are quite simple to use. However, many people use CBD oils and tinctures incorrectly. The best way to use these tinctures is to drop the liquid under your tongue and hold it there for at least 60 seconds, then swallow.

During this time, CBD will move into the capillaries in your mouth so that it can reach your bloodstream quicker. This is a faster and more effective method than simply swallowing CBD, which means your body will have to digest the CBD before it hits your bloodstream.

If you’re using CBD products of any kind, it’s important to read the instructions on the label. Companies often suggest how to use it based on their product’s specific ingredients.

3. You’re not using the correct dosage

If you’re using CBD and not noticing an effect, you might want to increase your dosage slightly. Increase it gradually until you find your ideal CBD dosage. It’s helpful to use your notebook or phone to record how much you’re taking every day, as well as your symptoms and whether you notice a difference. If you need a higher dosage, perhaps opt for a more potent product.

We recommend talking to a CBD-friendly doctor if you’re not sure how much CBD to use.

4. You’re not giving it enough time

As with all health products, CBD takes time to work.

If you’re digesting it by using gummies, edibles, or capsules, it can take up to an hour to work properly, as it needs to go through your digestive system first. If you’re using a vape, it will work a lot faster, as it goes through your lungs and into your bloodstream immediately.

For best results, CBD should be taken daily. Some people find that it takes a week or longer for CBD to make a noticeable difference, possibly because CBD needs to build up in your system. Like with taking a multivitamin, using CBD consistently is key!

5. Your expectations are misguided

Many people feel that CBD doesn’t work because it doesn’t make them feel intoxicated. However, CBD is non-intoxicating - it doesn’t make you high. It shouldn’t make you feel euphoric or giggly. If you’re hoping to feel this way, you’ll be disappointed if you use CBD.

It’s also important to remember that CBD isn’t a silver bullet. Unlike other CBD companies, we won’t tell you that CBD is a cure-all or that it offers instant relief from all discomfort. Many people try CBD and then feel disappointed because it doesn’t fix all of their health issues. That’s a lot like taking a headache tablet and expecting it to make your skin clear up - that’s not its job.

Before purchasing CBD, do some research to figure out whether your condition would actually be helped by CBD. It’s also wise to talk with a doctor before using it to manage any health condition.

If you’d like to experience the benefits of CBD for yourself, take a look at our high-quality CBD products. All products are THC-free and are tested by an independent lab. We design these products with quality in mind so that you can rest assured that you’re getting the very best.

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Broad-Spectrum CBD: Understanding The Cannabinoids, Hemp Terpenes, and Other Plant Compounds Found In Our Organic CBD Oils

Our Broad Spectrum CBD extracts come straight from the bud. All of the CBD hemp flower that we use to create our premium cannabinoid extractions contains a rich variety of plant compounds: cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, plant esters, lignanamides, and more!

Luckily, our proprietary extraction method retains all of these vital nutrients, while eliminating any trace of THC.

For this article, we will talk about three groups of hemp compounds. These include:

  • Cannabinoids (CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN, etc.)
  • Terpenes (Myrcene, Limonene, Humulene, β-caryophyllene, etc.)
  • Additional Hemp Compounds (Flavonoids, Esters, Lignanamides, etc.)

By definition, cannabinoids are a class of plant compounds that are exclusively produced by cannabis. Terpenes are the primary aromatic constituents of essential oils and are provided by a wide variety of plant species. The additional plant-chemicals, such as flavonoids, tannins, esters, and more, all maintain unique structures and roles. Each of these novel plant compounds has an exclusive interaction with a variety of physiological targets in both our nervous systems and/or peripheral body.

Discovering The Major Cannabinoids In Hemp

The cannabis plant can produce a wide variety of chemical components, depending on genetics, growing conditions, and storage methods. To date, over 500 unique, organic compounds have been discovered in this plant species. Over 100 of these elements are classified as cannabinoids.

Out of the 100+ cannabinoids in hemp, here are the most common and well-researched examples:

  • CBD (Cannabidiol)
  • CBC (Cannabichromene)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol)
  • CBN (Cannabinol)

Each of these elements interacts deeply with the human/animal endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS helps to maintain the regular functioning of a wide variety of physiological functions, striking a balance between the building up (anabolism) and breaking down (catabolism) of the body. Ultimately, this system works to maintain homeostatic balance throughout our entire body and mind.

The endocannabinoid system utilizes a selection of endogenous chemical signallers, and cannabinoid receptors to carry out its vital role. The main chemical signallers (endocannabinoids) of the ECS are AEA and 2-AG. The central endocannabinoid receptors are CB1 and CB2. These components can be found in nearly every tissue of the body, highlighting the extensive reach of these plant-based cannabinoids. After entering the bloodstream, the cannabinoids found in broad-spectrum CBD can easily support the functioning of these endocannabinoid components in many ways.

  1. CBD ~ Cannabidiol has a low affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors, but it boosts circulating blood concentrations of AEA. AEA is an endogenously produced cannabinoid that is crucial in many vital functions such as neuroprotection, and immune regulation. CBD also helps to stimulate 5HT1-A and 5HT2-A serotonin receptors, which are essential in the management of mood and energy.
  2. CBC ~ Cannabichromene has a low affinity for CB1 receptors, but it is a successful activator of CB2 receptor sites. CBC also influences TRPV vanilloid pain receptors, modifying TRPV 1-4 channels. TRPV activation can help with painful stimuli, GI balance, and more.
  3. CBG ~ Cannabigerol is quickly becoming a popular choice among hemp connoisseurs. CBG has a low affinity for CB1 receptors, but it has been shown to help stimulate activity at CB2 receptor sites. CB2 receptor activity is related to the healthy functioning of our immune system, among many other vital functions. CBG also helps to inhibit the inflammatory COX 1/2 enzymes.
  4. CBN ~ Cannabinol is usually produced by hemp plant material post-harvest, due to the degradation of other cannabinoids after exposure to heat and light. CBN is a weak agonist (activator) for CB1/CB2. CBN is a potent TRPA1 receptor agonist. The healthy functioning of this receptor can help promote healthy cellular survival and pain reduction.

Common CBD Terpenes

Terpenes are the aromatic and flavorful components found in herbs, spices, plant foods - you name it. They are the major constituents in essential oils, and terpenes are even floating around in the air of every forest, making them partially responsible for the incredible scents, and restorative powers of nature.

Various plants will produce the same terpenes. For example, Limonene occurs in both hemp and lemons, while Myrcene is produced by hemp, mangos, and hops. Various concentrations of these terpenes will result in a unique physiological activation of the body and mind.

The most common terpenes that occur along with CBD in hemp plant material are:

  • Myrcene
  • Limonene
  • Humulene
  • β-caryophyllene

None of these terpenes are unique to the Cannabis sativa L. plant species. Still, they positively contribute to the unique aroma associated with cannabis use, and many researchers suggest that the given terpenoid profile of any given cannabis/hemp strain will influence the subjective effects of its consumption.

  1. Myrcene is the most common cannabis/hemp terpene, which contributes to the plant's signature skunky aroma. This terpene activates TRPV1 receptors. TRPV1 activation is connected to a reduction in pain sensation. Myrcene also inhibits the CYP2B1 enzyme. Inhibition of this enzyme can lead to a decrease in DNA damage.
  2. Limonene, which can be found in grapefruit, lemon, or lime, is another frequently occurring hemp terpene. Scientists are currently investigating the likely activation of 5HT1-A serotonin receptors by this natural terpene, which would explain its anti-anxiety effects. This terp also protects the gut by increasing levels of helpful gastric mucosa. Gut health is intimately connected to mood, so this attribute may contribute to Limonene's overall stress-reducing impact.
  3. Humulene, also produced by cloves, basil, and hops, is found in high concentrations in popular cannabis strains such as Girl Scout Cookies, and White Widow. This terpenoid compound is known to modify inflammatory markers such as prostaglandin, iNOS, and COX-2 concentrations. This leads to a marked anti-inflammatory response. In general, humulene has shown promise as an anti-pain and anti-anxiety agent, perhaps explained by its ability to combat inflammation.
  4. β-caryophyllene can be found in hemp, black pepper, and cloves. This terpene has been shown to stimulate CB2 receptors leading to its classification as a cannabimimetic (cannabinoid-mimicking compound). This CB2 stimulation is likely the driving force behind β-caryophyllene's researched-backed anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing qualities.

Notice how our kitchen cabinets are beginning to seem like valuable sources for rejuvenation and holistic wellness? That's precisely the point. CBD products have a unique set of cannabinoids which can't be found anywhere else, but a large variety of herbs, spices, and veggies also have invaluable and distinctive chemical components! For optimal results, combine CBD use with a diet rich in plant-based, naturally healthy foods.

Into The Weeds: Flavonoids, Lignanamides, and Plant Esters - Oh My!

By discussing terpenes and cannabinoids, we've only begun to scratch the surface of the chemical complexities produced by hemp/cannabis plants. In reality, there are hundreds of other organic compounds which carry out unique roles in holistic wellbeing. Three other types of plant compounds found in hemp are flavonoids, lignanamides, and esters. Each of these types of compounds has been identified in the cannabis plant, but ultimately the roles of each are still being studied.

Cannabis flavonoids include cannflavin A/B/C, vitexin, isovitexin, apigenin, kaempferol, and more. Within the plant, these elements may serve functions such as attracting pollinating insects and allowing the plant to be aware of the current photo-period (time of day/status of illumination). In human and animal studies, the potential flavonoid health benefits being studied are antioxidation, antibiotic assistance, antiallergenic effects, antidiarrheal aid, and neuroprotective support. Flavonoid supplements are a great way to access these vital attributes. However, flavonoid foods, such as legumes, fruits, and vegetables, also contain essential expressions of these plant compounds, giving us just one more reason to reach for healthy food choices.

Lignanamides, such as the Cannabisin (A-G) and Sativamide A/B, have also been isolated from the cannabis plant. Little is known about this class of compounds, but they have shown the potential to reduce toxic damage to cells, combat neurodegeneration, and provide antioxidation. As research progresses, we are excited to learn about the benefits provided by these organic hemp compounds.

Cannabis esters are a hot topic in the cannabis community. Some enthusiasts are claiming that strains with high plant ester concentrations have an amplified smell that is often associated with high-grade cannabis. New research also shows that these plant esters can be related to non-psychoactive cannabinoid elements such as CBG-A and CBN-A. These cannabinoids marked with an "-A" are the acidic versions of these common cannabinoids, which carry out vital roles in the development of cannabis plants. While the total functions of these chemical constituents are currently unknown, they have displayed antimicrobial effects, and an ability to enhance endocannabinoid functioning.

Getting The Most Out Of Your CBD Regimen

We want our readers to be informed, but ultimately, we just want our clients to understand the actual value of lab-tested CBD products. These non-psychoactive, organic gifts can go a long way towards improving our overall health and wellness. Enjoy our educational resources, but only hold onto the details that encourage you to engage your CBD routine in an effective and grounded manner.

Take your time and get to know your products. Although CBD has been shown to be non-toxic, even in massive doses (700mg + daily), it is still recommended to observe your relationship with these items over time. Start with low CBD doses, to see how your body and mind relate to the formulas, and slowly build up as needed. Some users find that the value of CBD administration increases after one to two weeks. Nature’s intelligence is slow and steady, yet powerful. By approaching hemp with knowledge and responsibility, you will undoubtedly thrive with our all-natural products.

If you are interested in experiencing the value of all of these hemp compounds first hand, check out our Broad Spectrum CBD Tinctures. We also have 99.9% pure CBD isolate products available such as our exclusive CBD Vape Liquid, Lip Balm, and Muscle Rub. If you've been on the fence, now is the time. Order your first-class Liberty Organics CBD today, and have these legal, lab-tested cannabinoid alternatives delivered directly to your door.

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The Truth About Amazon CBD Oils

Amazon CBD oils really shouldn’t be available to consumers. Statements made by Amazon officials themselves, clearly indicate no products containing CBD are allowed to be listed on their website. Unfortunately, tricky advertising and sly wording have allowed a slew of shady vendors to distribute their questionable products using Amazon’s marketplace.

Why Do Consumers Choose To Buy CBD Products on Amazon?

Amazon CBD oils, creams, gummies, and capsules are easily accessible to everyone. Many online shoppers are accustomed to effortlessly searching the website, making a few clicks, and checking out to receive their products – no more, no less. The problem is, Amazon does not verify these illegally posted items, so you have no idea what’s really in your Amazon CBD oil bottles.

Even the best selling CBD oils on Amazon are being sold in violation of this e-commerce giant’s drug policy. To get away with this, the scammers use keywords such as “hemp products” instead of “CBD oils,” which will not be detected, preventing these items from being flagged for removal by Amazon’s AI scanning system. Amazon’s security scan is the first, and best, line-of-defense in the detection of illegally posted products. Still, human ingenuity allows these disrespectful CBD distributors to circumvent the system and continue reaching unsuspecting clients on the platform.

The Risks of Purchasing Unverified Amazon CBD Items

Consumers in need are purchasing Amazon CBD oil for pain for their dogs and pets, as well as their friends/family. These people deserve to have access to products that they can trust. With the current state of unregulated CBD distribution, shoppers need to find third party lab test results that verify the contents of their chosen cannabidiol product.

At Liberty Organics, we understand our client’s need for pure and potent cannabinoid items. Rigorous lab-testing ensures the consistency and cleanliness of our products. We guarantee that our finalized CBD goods contain zero pesticides, heavy metals, residual solvents, synthetic ingredients (active or inactive), or THC. The same cannot be said for the cannabidiol found on marketplaces like Amazon.

Randomised CBD Product Testing

There are growing concerns over CBD manufacturers falsifying, or not testing, the ingredients in their products. Several studies have been performed which tested a selection of popular cannabidiol items. The results of this testing legitimized the need for discernment when selecting a CBD supplier.

One research letter from the Journal of American Medical Association describes an investigation where a large sample of CBD products were selected and tested for their cannabidiol contents. Here are the results:

40% of these items featured less CBD than described on their labels.
24% featured more CBD than their labels indicated.
20% contained enough THC to cause a potential false positive on a marijuana drug screening.

Knowing the contents of any herbal item is vital in the process of understanding and optimizing your wellness routine. Accurate control of dosing, and the avoidance of regulated compounds (such as the intoxicating marijuana-compound THC), are absolute necessities when consuming any holistic item. As such, we refine our CBD items to remove any trace elements of THC and test each batch of our cannabinoid-rich extractions to guarantee accurate CBD concentrations in our finalized products.

A Warning Against CBD Products Featuring Foreign Chemicals

There have been a few scandals about the additional additives used in some malicious cannabidiol products. One study describes the testing of nine products from a single large cannabidiol manufacturer. The test results picked up on three foreign compounds, and unfortunately, two of these were intoxicating, synthetic chemicals with well documented, and dangerous side effects.

Foreign Compounds Found:


Most of us are very familiar with melatonin. A common sleep-aid and natural additive, there is no harm in the oral use of this product within accepted dose ranges. Unfortunately, this ingredient was found in CBD items that were not labeled as including melatonin. The distributor claims that their clients were requesting a melatonin boost in their products, but this is never an excuse to provide unlabeled bio-active ingredients.

Dextromethorphan is a synthetic chemical used in common over-the-counter cold preparations. It is a well-known intoxicating, dissociative drug that, in high doses, interacts with serotonin receptors, along with other standard recreational systems of the human nervous network. There are also significant safety issues associated with small and large doses of this substance in sensitive individuals. CBD may create a dangerous interaction with this chemical due to cannabidiol’s inhibition of the CYP450 liver enzyme system, which is responsible for the metabolism of DXM (dextromethorphan). DXM also causes many dangerous drug interactions with conventional medications, making it clear that this chemical ingredient should never be found in CBD items, especially when it is not clearly expressed on the label.

5F-ADB, as its name implies, is not a naturally arising organic compound. Instead, it is an intoxicating synthetic cannabinoid (“designer drug”) that interacts with the same endogenous cannabinoid network as CBD and other plant-based hemp compounds. Unfortunately, synthetic cannabinoids do not share the same safety profile as the natural cannabinoids, making them a potentially dangerous ingredient in natural infusions. 5F-ADB also has a record of recreational abuse and harmful health-related consequences. With these risky compounds being found in select products, we strongly advise our readers only to consume cannabidiol products that are backed by rigorous third-party lab testing.

Purchase All-Natural, Lab-Verified CBD With The Help Of Liberty Organics

Taking CBD is all about finding an optimal state of holistic being. That’s a challenging goal to reach when you are consuming foreign compounds and un-controlled concentrations of cannabidiol. Luckily, our organic CBD items make finding your ideal hemp solution fast and easy.

Please take a peek at our third-party lab test results, which guarantee that our products are THC-free, non-psychoactive, and free of any dangerous contaminants or chemical additives. All of our items utilize CBD extracts drawn from organic hemp flowers. Using state-of-the-art, natural extraction processes, our cannabinoid experts procure the best quality CBD isolate and broad-spectrum solutions.

Every ingredient in these top-shelf infusions has been chosen due to its purity, efficiency, and synergy with CBD. We are positive that our customers will adore the authentic and genuinely natural hemp experience that our products provide. Don’t delay. Check out our exclusive product line and select the premium CBD product (or products!) that will help you reach your wellness goals.


Finding Your Ideal Dose of CBD

For most CBD connoisseurs, several 5mg microdoses of cannabidiol per day are sufficient for their maintenance routine. Always begin with small amounts of a new product and build up to find your minimum ideal dose of CBD. This is both cost-effective and ideal for your body. When taking a new product, regardless of the type of CBD extraction, wait three hours after your first dose before taking a boost.

Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD isolate typically have similar dose ranges for consumers. CBD isolates have an "inverted U-shaped dose-response curve," a fancy way of saying that the lowest doses aren't always ideal, and the more substantial amounts are not preferred. When using CBD isolate products, you should locate your preferred dose range and keep your doses in this window. Keep in mind that this window is different for everyone, but 5mg is still a great starting point.

This need for precision dosing is likely caused by cannabidiol's behavior as an allosteric modulator of CB1 receptors, one of the central endocannabinoid system receptors. CBD does inhibit the FAAH enzyme, which leads to elevated levels of a natural endogenous cannabinoid compound known as AEA, and this compound will interact with CB1 receptors, effectively boosting their activity. However, freely circulating CBD can also bind close to CB1 receptors, inhibiting overall activity levels at these sites, leading to a lesser overall impact. The additional hemp compounds found in full-spectrum CBD and broad-spectrum infusions seem to prevent this competitive binding, allowing the qualities of cannabinoid products to flourish.

Broad Spectrum CBD, thanks to the synergistic effect of the many hemp compounds, has a more linear dose-response. These pure spectrum CBD infusions can be taken more liberally, with more significant amounts typically yielding positive results. This "entourage effect" caused by hemp compound interaction does not make broad-spectrum CBD superior to CBD isolate. Ultimately, the ideal product comes down to one's own subjective experience.

Selecting Your Premier CBD Preparation

Every item at Liberty Organics is designed by first-class cannabinoid experts, using the most excellent CBD hemp flower found on the market. These legal herbal infusions are available in tinctures, e-liquids, balms, and topical muscle rubs. Begin by choosing the administration method that appeals to you.

If you want to utilize hemp for everyday tensions, reach for our premium topicals. Looking to sample the broad spectrum experience? Load up your cart with our delicious sublingual oils. No matter what your goals are, your wellness is too valuable to wait. Join the millions of satisfied hemp customers around the world, and try our premium CBD products today.

For more information about our endeavor, our CBD products, or if you just want to connect, feel free to reach out to us via our contact form. A customer service agent will respond shortly after your submission to discuss your concerns.


Broad Spectrum CBD VS. CBD Isolate: Selecting the Best Product for You

The CBD topic is buzzing in health and wellness centres around the globe. Could this natural hemp nutrient possibly deliver half of the value leading industry experts are describing?

At Liberty Organics, we believe the answer is clear. Pure and potent CBD can be a useful ally on the journey to true holistic health. We strive day in and day out to provide the highest quality, organic CBD products to our loyal customers. Our CBD infusions feature both Broad Spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. In this article, we'll hone in on the difference between these two styles of natural cannabinoid preparations.

Liberty Organics CBD Hemp

All of our CBD products feature cannabidiol that has been extracted from organic CBD hemp flower. Our seed to sale production begins with the superior genetics of our chosen CBD strains. These non-psychoactive hemp varieties produce flowers with under 0.2% THC per dry weight, well within the legal limits for CBD cultivation.

Our chosen plants yield copious amounts of CBD, and other vital hemp compounds: cannabinoids (CBG, CBC, CBN), terpenes (myrcene, humulene, limonene, etc.), flavonoids (cannflavine A/B/C, vitexin, etc.), and additional plant polyphenols. This organic hemp material is refined via our leading technology to produce Broad Spectrum CBD distillates and 99.99%+ pure CBD isolate.

Broad Spectrum CBD

Broad Spectrum CBD distillate retains a variety of the hemp nutrients mentioned above (additional cannabinoids, terpenoids, etc.). However, it is purified to remove any residual THC, leading to a 100% THC-free solution. Without any THC in the finalized formula, Liberty Organics products are biologically incapable of creating false positive drug tests for cannabis and have no intoxicating potential.

The holistic hemp ingredients found in broad-spectrum distillates synergize to create a robust set of attributes. You can find these natural-spectrum infusions in our signature CBD Oral Drops. Dosing is easy with these first-class CBD oil formulas, and the flavours are out of this world. Our CBD oil drops feature only the best, natural components, including terpene containing essential oils.

CBD Isolate

CBD Isolate is also a popular form of cannabidiol used in many successful products. CBD isolates, as their name suggests, include only pure cannabidiol. Pure CBD is an excellent stand-alone compound. These natural extractions can be found in our CBD vape liquidslip balms, and muscle rubs.

Our organic CBD isolates are processed in a safe and non-toxic manner. Our third party lab test results indicate that the finished infusions contain zero contamination, including heavy metals, pesticides, and residual solvents. Isolates effectively make their way into the bloodstream and interact with tissue receptors in the skin, making them practical, flavour-free additions to our top-shelf vape and topical products.