Author: Mallory

The Endocannabinoid System – All About Those Receptors

The Endocannabinoid System – All About Those Receptors

Oils, vapes, edibles, drinks. Cannabidiol(CBD) is everywhere these days, but most people don’t have a good understanding of what it actually is and how it can benefit them.

They have even less of an understanding about how CBD oil with THC can help more than just CBD oil alone, or how it works in the Endocannabinoid System.

CBD is just one of the over 100 cannabinoids that are in the cannabis plant, and one of the two cannabinoids that are being studied very closely around the globe right now. The other one is Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC).

THC is the compound in the cannabis that gives uses the “high” feeling when they ingest it. Most people when they hear that some CBD oil has THC in it immediately shake their heads and say no, that isn’t for me. Understandable reaction, given the stigma behind marijuana in general.

But did you know that THC can have a profound impact on pain, nausea, depression, appetite, cancer treatment etc.?

Probably not, because the image that it tends to bring to mind is very specific, and is associated with being high. Can we say munchies?

Well, hopefully by the end of this article you’ll be a little more informed on how THC works in the body, and how, in the right quantities, it can have a huge effect on your health.

The Endocannabinoid System Explained

To understand how CBD and THC work in the body, we first need to learn about the Endocannabinoid System.

Up until the early 90s, scientists weren’t even aware that this system even existed. When we are talking about a discovery that is this big, it’s important to understand just how big it actually is.

The human body has been studied for thousands of years. So how exactly was this entire crucial system undiscovered for so long?

When we are looking at the big picture it is truly mind blowing that something that is being shown to have such a big impact on our health, and the way our bodies function in day to day life, can remain in the dark for so long.

Through research that was initially done on rats, a team of scientists led by Dr. L.A. Matsuda were able to identify a vast network within the human body that was responsible for maintaining homeostasis, or balance, within the body. Discovered while trying to understand THC’s effect on the body, the Endocannabinoid System has been described as one of the most important physiologic systems involved in maintaining human health.


But how does it work?

The Endocannabinoid System is a network of incredibly complex receptors, and these receptors are located everywhere in the central and peripheral nervous system. Cannabinoids, THC and CBD, work within the Endocannabinoid System by binding to their specific receptors, Cannabinoid Receptor-1(CB-1), and Cannabinoid Receptor-2(CB-2)

This system is responsible for maintaining very important functions in the body, including:

  • Reproductive System
  • Appetite and Digestion
  • Sleep
  • Motor Control
  • Pain and Pleasure
  • Immune Function
  • Mood
  • Temperature Regulation
  • Memory

The body produces its own cannabinoids as well. The first one that was discovered was Anandamide, and works in the body much like THC does. Called the “bliss molecule”, having a lower level of it in the body can cause feelings of decreased happiness, or depression. By introducing THC into the body, it can fill the role that Anandamide plays if you are lacking in this department.

Having an Endocannabinoid deficiency in the body can have all sorts of negative effects on the body, and is thought to be linked to a number of diseases and disorders, such as:

  • Fibromayalgia
  • Depression
  • MS
  • PTSD
  • IBS
  • Parkinson’s
  • Autism

And more

The Endocannaboid System isn’t fully understood yet, and likely won’t be for some time. Scientists are also working on identifying a third receptor as well. As soon as there is more information on this we will be a little further on our way to understanding exactly how the Endocannabinoid System works.

What Receptor Does THC Bind With?

Tetrahydrocannibinol(THC) binds with the CB-1 receptor within the Endocannabinoid System. These receptors are found mainly in the brain, nervous system, lungs, liver, and kidneys.

By binding with these receptors, THC can provide relief in many ways. Some of the highlights of THC are:

  • Pain management
  • Nausea relief
  • Increases appetite
  • Has been shown in some cases to kill cancer cells
  • Is a neuroprotectant(protects brain cells)
  • Effective sleep aid
  • Promotes brain growth
  • Is antibacterial, antioxidant, and an anti-inflammatory
  • Bronchodilator(increases lung function)
  • Muscle relaxant

You probably weren’t expecting all that, were you? After all, isn’t it only used to get you high?

The reality is that this couldn’t be farther from the truth. The unfortunate downside to THC is the psychoactive properties that do come along with it. When you take too much of it, this can cause anxiety, paranoia, increased heart rate, and panic in some users.

But when you have just a little of THC in your system, you can avoid these side effects, and still get the potential benefits from it.

Ingesting THC when you have a mental illness such as schizophrenia, or other psychosis disorders, can also be harmful. Using cannabis if you are at risk for any psychosis related disorder(genetic), can actually bring on the disorder, even if you’ve shown no signs or symptoms previously. If any disorder of this type runs in your family, it may be wise to avoid THC altogether.

What Receptor Does CBD Bind With?

Cannabidiol(CBD) binds with the CB-2 receptor within the Endocannabinoid System. These receptors are located in different parts of the body than CB-1 receptors, and are found mainly in the immune system, spleen, and gastrointestinal system.

CBD is being shown to have a number of powerful effects, some of which are:

  • Potent anti-inflammatory
  • Pain relief
  • Anti-seizure properties
  • Anxiety relief
  • Helps fight cancer
  • Reduces risk of diabetes
  • Sleep issues
  • Reduces depression
  • Treats a number of skin disorders
  • Combats the psychoactive effects of THC in the body
  • Inhibits appetite
  • Immune response

These are just a few of the ways that CBD can help within the body. There are many more, and we will be discussing each in further articles.

The Role of THC In CBD Oil – Full Spectrum Matters

So now that we have a better idea of how the Endocannabinoid System works, and the positive effects that THC can have, we get a better sense of its role when you’re looking at CBD oil.

Choosing a CBD oil that is Full Spectrum, and contains trace amounts of THC, can offer greater benefits than just CBD alone.

These benefits, when the different parts are working together as a whole, are described as the “Entourage Effect”.

Hemp derived CBD oil is naturally very low in THC, and is what is legally available on the market today(depending on where you are in the world, some countries do not allow THC or CBD at all).

At these levels, 0.3% THC or less, there is absolutely no chance whatsoever of any psychoactive effects occurring.

Of course, this isn’t always an option for some people. Even at very low levels, THC can be detected through drug screening. If you are one of these people, it is extremely important to know what exactly is in your CBD oil, and whether it is Full Spectrum, or an Isolate or Broad Spectrum, both which contain zero THC.

Having clear, concise lab reports and testing conducted by a third party company is an absolute must when you are looking to buy CBD oil. Failure to follow these guidelines could land you in trouble with your employer, or other organization that is doing the testing.

Your Body, Your Choice

Ultimately it is up to you to decide which route you want to take when you start with CBD oil. Educate yourself on the different types, this way you can make an informed decision.

The benefits of both THC and CBD are many, and vast amounts of research are being done right now. Incredible breakthroughs in cannabinoid research have been made over the past few decades, and many more are sure to come.

Until next time, happy CBD’ing!

Mallory – CBD Handle

Have a question about the Endocannibinoid System or want to share your experience with CBD oil? Leave a comment below and we can discuss it further!
CBD Oil With THC – Will It Get Me High?

CBD Oil With THC – Will It Get Me High?

Well the short answer to this is no, but there is a lot more that goes into it!

With the rise of CBD products out there, a very common question that is asked all the time is will CBD oil get me high? As long as your CBD oil is hemp derived, it should contain 0.3% THC or less. At these levels there is no chance you are going to feel “high” or “stoned”.

There’s just simply not enough THC in it for this to occur.

Choosing a CBD oil with THC in it can be very beneficial, and in ways that you hadn’t even considered before.

The stigma behind marijuana and CBD is slowly dissipating as the world gets on board with it. With the numerous studies being conducted at this moment, and the mountains of research that has been done already, it’s only a matter of time before it is widely accepted as a valid medical treatment.

THC and CBD are the two most studied compounds in the cannabis family.

While the THC content is high in the marijuana plant, it is very low in the hemp plant, which is where the majority of the world’s CBD comes from.

What Is THC?

Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC), is highly psychoactive, and is the compound in the cannabis plant that is responsible for the “high” feeling you get when you smoke or ingest marijuana.

THC works within the body’s Endocannabinoid System, by binding to CB-1 receptors there. The system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis, a kind of balance within the different parts of the human body.

These receptors that the THC binds to impact neurotransmitters and that are present throughout the body.

The Endocannabinoid System works to regulate sleep, pain, mood, memory, immune function etc. It has a massive role to play in our health and well-being.

THC has a bad rep for some negative side effects that come with it. While some people experience a euphoric glow or happiness, others might feel panicked, or paranoid when they ingest it.

Some common side effects of THC

  • Dry mouth
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Dry or itchy red eyes
  • Paranoia
  • Anxiety
  • Increased depression
  • Drowsiness
  • Increased appetite

Because of the nature of the side effects that THC has, it’s definitely not an option for everyone to be able to take.

That doesn’t mean it can’t be used in small amounts for big benefits though!

THC has been widely used and prescribed for in the use of pain management, and can help in some cases even better than opioids. The Best thing about it, it’s all natural and doesn’t come with a long list of harmful side effects.

To date there is no known cases of marijuana overdose.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol(CBD) is the other compound of cannabis that is being studied very closely right now. CBD also works within the body’s Endocannabinoid System, but it binds to CB-2 receptors, not CB-1.

When sourced from the industrial hemp plant, CBD oil contains very low amounts of THC, and very high amounts of CBD. CBD can also be found in the marijuana plant, but it is in much lower amounts.

CBD is non-psychoactive, and does not have any of the negative mind-altering effects of THC. It is a potent anti-inflammatory, and works within the receptors to relieve pain, anxiety, depression, and more.

One really cool fact about CBD is that it actually works to lessen the effects of THC, by blocking the CB-1 receptors so the THC can not even reach them. This is useful information to have if you’re still worried about CBD oil getting you high.

CBD oil has a ton of uses, and is considered completely safe to take, even at very high doses. It does interact with some medications though, so be sure to talk to your doctor before starting any CBD regime if you are currently on medication.

While gaining popularity, CBD can have some side effects. Most people report none at all, but here are some things to watch out for:

  • Dry mouth
  • Lowered blood pressure
  • Drowsiness(not common at all!)
  • Lightheadedness due to drop in blood pressure
  • Headache when first starting it


Why Choose CBD Oil With THC?

A term was coined by a team of scientists who were working closely with the cannabis plant, and that term is called the “Entourage Effect”. Loosely summed up it is when all parts come together to provide greater relief than just any one part alone.

Well, THC is one of those parts.

While you can buy Broad Spectrum CBD, or CBD isolate, which contain zero THC, many people report having much greater results when they use a Full Spectrum oil.

The small amount of THC in Full Spectrum goes a long way towards providing greater pain and anxiety relief, and doesn’t come with the chance of getting high.


Searching For Relief

Whether you choose to go with an oil that has THC in it or not, make sure that you know what you are buying beforehand, and do your research on the different kinds available, as well as what to look for when choosing a CBD oil.

With the amount of promise that CBD is showing, and the vast number of illnesses it’s already being used for, you’re sure to find something that suits your needs.

Not all CBD is created equal, and some companies far outshine others. You can check out the list of some top, verified brands that are out there here.

Until next time, happy CBD’ing!

Mallory – CBD Handle

Have a question or thoughts about this? I’d love to hear from you, leave a comment so we can chat!
CBD Oil Reviews – CBDfx

CBD Oil Reviews – CBDfx

In this Cbd oil review we are going to be taking a closer look at CBDfx. This is definitely one company that you don’t want to pass by if you’re looking for quality. They are EU certified, completely organic, and have a great range of products that are sure to please.

CBDfx more than hits the mark when it comes to the criteria you need to be judging your CBD oils on, and the sheer number of satisfied customers and reviews reinforce that fact.

UK grown, and tested and certified in the USA, this is a top-notch company that doesn’t disappoint.


This company literally has something for everyone, regardless of how you want to take CBD. Having quality products, and a wide variety of them, separates them from other companies who don’t offer the options that they do.

CBDfx Products

CBDfx Tinctures

The tinctures that CBDfx have come in three different strengths, and are all Full Spectrum

  • 500mg – $74.99
  • 1000mg – $124.99
  • 1500mg – $159.99

The pricing is average for this company compared to others. One thing to be aware of when shopping for CBD is that cheap does not equal quality. CBD oil is expensive in general, and you need to be prepared to pay for a quality product.

Not all CBD is the same

These are also available in bundles that can save a lot of money, so make sure you check those out before deciding on what to buy.


  • Full Spectrum CBD
  • MCT Oil

CBDfx Vape Products

This is where the company really shines. They offer a large range of great tasting vape juices, and a vape additive that you can add to any vape juice you are currently using. Compatible with all sub-ohm devices, and smaller portable devices.

Why vape instead of ingesting?

Using a sublingual oil can take up to 30 minutes for you to feel the effects, and capsules or edibles can take up to two hours. Vaping CBD offers almost immediate relief, and is the go to delivery system when you need fast results.

They also have kits you can buy on site that will get you completely set up, with instructions on how to use them. If you’re new to vaping, you’ll find this especially helpful.

The vape juices are available in 250, 500, or 1000mg


  • Blue raspberry
  • Fruity Cereal
  • Rainbow Candy
  • Strawberry Kiwi
  • Strawberry Milk
  • Wild Watermelon

Blends with added terpenes

  • Gelato
  • Kush
  • Pineapple Express
  • Platinum Rose

Vape Shots

This is CBD e-liquid drops that you can add to vape juice that you already own. Great if you already have a set list of flavors that you love and you don’t want to switch brands

Vape shots are available in 60, 120, 300, or 500mg, and are flavorless so you can add them without worrying that it’s going to change the taste of your favorite juice.

They have a vape bundle available that comes with a disposable vape pen, juice, and an additive for around $100. Easy and affordable way to get started! .


  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Natural Flavor
  • CBD

CBDfx also has a few different THC free vape juices, which is a huge deal to those who are unable to have any THC at all.

  • Strawberry Taffy – THC Free
  • Fruit Smoothie – THC Free
  • Strawberry Jelly Donut – THC Free

Vape devices also available on site!

CBDfx Gummies/Edibles

These gummies are a delicious way to get your daily dose of CBD. Organic, non-GMO, and 100% vegan, they don’t have
any corn syrup, artificial sweeteners or other harmful chemicals added.

They have a range of gummies starting at $9.99, and up to $129.99 for the bundle pack.

What’s nice about these gummies is they contain 5mg CBD per gummy. Other companies can sometimes have only a very high mg gummy available, but if you don’t want to start out at a high dose this is perfect choice for you.

They also have full spectrum sublingual strips in 15mg or 25mg. Perfect to take on the go with you.

CBDfx Capsules

The capsules that they have available come in an 8 pack or a 30 pack. Each one contains 25mg of CBD, and are a great option for anyone who doesn’t like the taste of CBD oil.

  • 8 pack – $19.99
  • 30 pack – $59.99

Capsules can take up to two hours to fully take effect, so just be aware of this before you buy.

Like most of the items on their site, there are bundles available for this item, so make sure you’re checking them out!

CBDfx Pet Products

The pet products from the company come in three different strengths, so you have a few options to consider. Whether you have a small, medium, or large sized animal, there is a CBD oil for them.

CBD oil can benefit your pet in much the same way that it helps you in regard to anxiety, pain relief, etc. All the pet specific products are 100% THC free.

  • 150(small breed) – $39.99
  • 300(medium breed) – $59.99
  • 600(large breed) – $89.99

One great thing they have on the site is an informational section below the products that go over a few commonly asked questions. Perfect for beginners!


CBDfx Beverages

The two drinks that they have are 2 ounce bottles that have 20mg of CBD in them, as well as being infused with 200mg of

L-Theanine, an important amino acid that may help regulate anxiety and blood pressure.

The tasty flavors that the chill shots come in are Berry or Lemonade.

The incredible bundle they have here comes with

  • 1 500mg bottle of CBD oil
  • 1 Lemonade Chill Shot
  • 1 8 pack CBD capsules
  • 1 Vape Pen – Blue Raspberry
  • 1 8 pack of gummies

With the sale they have on right now this bundle is only $99.99. This is a great deal for what you are getting!!!

CBDfx TopicalsCBDfx topicals

There is two strengths available for the cream that they have, and one strength for the balm. CBD topicals are great for relieving all sorts of skin issues, as well as providing targeted pain relief to specific areas.

  • CBD cream 100mg/30ml – $29.99
  • CBD cream 150mg/50ml – $39.99
  • CBD balm 150mg/2 oz – $39.99
  • Bundle(on sale right now!) 150mg cream and balm – $59.99

So what’s the verdict?

This is one of the top brands out there that delivers on quality, without breaking the bank. The bundles that they offer come with chances to save big, so while the individual products might be on par with the rest of the industry, the bundles drop the price to a competitive level

The company currently ships to US, UK, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, France, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, and Finland.

All testing is available on site so you can be sure of getting a quality product.

Returns are only an option for unopened, unused products within 30 days.

CBDfx gets a definite thumbs up! You can’t go wrong when you choose a company that has this high of rating and positive reviews as this one has.


Mallory – CBD Handle

Have a question about any of the products or want to share your experience with CBDfx? Leave a comment below!
Is Hemp Oil CBD Oil? The Crucial Differences Between the Two

Is Hemp Oil CBD Oil? The Crucial Differences Between the Two

It’s in your grocery store. It’s at your pharmacy. It’s in your lotion. But is hemp oil CBD oil?


With the market currently exploding with all sorts of CBD products, you may have asked yourself this question. And it’s not an unreasonable one. Most of the CBD oil legally on the market is hemp-derived, and it is understandable that people are confused.

The one thing that makes this so important for people to learn is that there are more than a few companies capitalizing on this confusion right now.

As of right now CBD oil is unregulated. While this is sure to change in the future, it boils down to companies being able to say pretty much whatever they want about their product, and put anything on the label. Unfortunately for you, this means that if you didn’t do your homework, you may end up with a product that most definitely will not live up to the hype.

Before you buy, let’s clarify a few things.

What Is Hemp Oil?

The hemp plant has many parts to it. The leaves, stems, stalk, flowers, and seeds are all important and have a wide variety of uses.

Hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, comes from the seeds of the hemp plant. Seeds of this plant are rich in oil, containing approximately 30% by weight.

The oil is extracted by removing the outer layer, or shell, and is then cold pressed. All the nutrients in the seeds are preserved by this process.

What you are left with is an oil that contains no THC, and important in relation to this article, no CBD either.

So what is hemp oil good for? This oil has a lot of great benefits associated with it, including:

  • Can lower the risk of heart disease
  • Can ease PMS symptoms
  • Is a natural anti-inflammatory
  • Can improve certain skin conditions
  • Supports weight loss

Hemp seeds are naturally rich in fiber, unsaturated fats, and protein. They are considered a super food, and contain quite a few vitamins and nutrients that are vital to good health. From food to beauty products, hemp seed oil has a place in a lot of things.

How Does Hemp Oil Differ From CBD Oil?

We now know that hemp seed oil is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. So what part of the plant does CBD oil come from?

CBD oil is produced by extracting absolutely everything possibly beneficial in the plant. This is the flowers, stalk, stems, leaves etc.

The resin of the plant is where the concentrations of CBD are the highest, so choosing an oil made from a plant that has high resin levels will produce the best results. When extracted properly, this results in an oil that has all the terpenes, fatty acids, vitamins, nutrients, and of course the CBD intact.

CBD can be extracted from both the marijuana plant or the hemp plant, but the difference between the two are the amount of THC in them.

Tetrahydrocannabinol(THC) is the compound in the marijuana plant that is responsible for creating a “high”. THC is abundant in the marijuana plant, and contain levels of 15-40%. CBD is also present, but at a much lower level.

On the opposite side of things, the industrial hemp plant has very low levels of THC, while being incredibly high in CBD. This is the reason that most of the CBD being produced in the world comes from the hemp plant, and not the marijuana plant.

THC has been shown to also have incredible potential when it comes to treating disease, but remains for now largely illegal throughout the world.

CBD works within the body by binding to specific receptors that are located virtually everywhere. Hemp seed oil does not have these properties, and is where it differs from CBD oil.

Are There Any Benefits To Using Hemp Oil?

Of Course!

So what is hemp oil good for? This oil has a lot of great benefits associated with it, including:

  • Can lower the risk of heart disease
  • Can ease PMS symptoms
  • Is a natural anti-inflammatory
  • Can improve certain skin conditions
  • Supports weight loss
  • Promotes healthy skin and nails

Hemp seeds are naturally rich in fiber, unsaturated fats, and protein. They are considered a super food, and contain quite a few vitamins and nutrients that are vital to good health:

  • All 20 amino acids, including the nine essential ones our bodies can not produce
  • Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids
  • Calcium
  • Phosphorous
  • Magnesium
  • Zinc
  • Potassium
  • Folate
  • Vitamins C, B, A, and E
  • High in GLA(gamma-linolenic acid)

From food to beauty products, hemp seed oil has a place in a lot of things.


Why Choose CBD Oil Over Hemp Oil?

CBD has all the incredible benefits that hemp seed oil has, but takes it a lot farther. By binding to CB-1 and CB-2 receptors in the body, CBD is showing great promise through research to help with a VAST list of disease and disorders. Some of these are:

  • Epilepsy
  • Arthritis
  • Cancer
  • Eczema
  • MS
  • Inflammation
  • IBS
  • Thyroid disorders
  • Endometriosis
  • And much, much more!!!

By choosing CBD oils over just hemp seed oil, you have a much greater range of possible treatment.

With CBD’s ever growing popularity, extensive research is being done all over the globe to uncover all sorts of benefits and effects that it has on the human body.

The CBD industry is expected to at least triple by 2022. With this rate of growth we are sure to see new and exciting things being uncovered rapidly. Millions of dollars are already being spent to further research.


Hemp Oil Is Not CBD oil

We have the facts. Now we need to read the labels.

As I mentioned before, with CBD being unregulated the amount of companies that have jumped on the CBD bandwagon is growing every day. It’s important to do your research on the subject so you aren’t duped into buying a product that contains little to no CBD.

Take your time, make sure you are looking at the lab reports, and pay careful attention to the labels. Many “hemp oil” products are claiming to have CBD in them, when that is the furthest thing from the truth.

These companies are counting on you not being educated about the subject, and buy from them just based on their claims alone.

But we know better after this, don’t we?

Mallory – CBD Handle

Have a question about this article, or want to discuss it in more depth? Leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!
CBD Oil Reviews – Savage CBD

CBD Oil Reviews – Savage CBD

In this CBD oil review we are going to be taking a look at Savage CBD. This company is based out of the USA, in Irvine, California.  Their products are completely organic and produced with no toxins or pesticides, but are tested by their own labs. Savage CBD


Savage CBD products

This company has a variety of products to offer, and we will take a look at each one here.

CBD Tinctures

The CBD oils that this company has come in two different flavors, Lemon Lime and Pink Grapefruit. It is available in 3 different strengths:Savage CBD oil

  • 1000mg – $109.99
  • 1500mg – $129.99
  • 2000mg – $179.99

The company has sales that they run from time to time, and there are also some coupons that you can get off the web to further discount your purchase.

The sale that they have at the time that this article is being written drops the prices to $99.99, $119.99, and $149.99 in each of the mg amounts above. This gives you an idea of the amount you can save when you catch one of their awesome deals.

The price point for the 2000mg is fantastic when compared to some other brands.

Both flavors taste great, and are very refreshing. You won’t be disappointed in them.


  • MCT oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Full Spectrum CBD
  • Essential Oils
  • Terpenes

CBD Vape Juice

Savage CBD has some great tasting vape juices in nine different flavors. One of the advantages of vaping CBD is the effects are almost instantaneous, as opposed to ingesting where it can take some time to start working.Savage CBD Vape Juice


  • Driven – Candied Blueberry
  • Hustle – Raspberry Cookie
  • Passion – Watermelon
  • Serene – Apple
  • Tranquil – Mango, Coconut, and Blood Orange
  • Fiji Melons – Apple, Watermelon, and Guava
  • Kiwi Dragonberry – Kiwi, Dragonfruit, Blueberry
  • Straw Nanners – Strawberry and banana
  • Vape Shot – This juice can be added to any vape liquid that you currently have

All vape juices from the company come in 250, 500, or 1000mg, and are available in 30ml bottles.


  • 250mg – $39.99
  • 500mg – $54.99
  • 1000mg – $79.99


  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerine
  • Cannabidiol(CBD)
  • Natural and artificial flavoring

They have one cartridge style available in 500mg, the flavor is Pineapple Blast. This style will run you $59.99 It would be nice to see them expand the flavor line for the cartridges as it is pretty lacking in this department right now.

EdiblesSavage CBD Gummies

Well, the title should probably just read edible, because there is only one available at the moment.  These gummies are a delicious way to get your daily CBD in. Soft and very tasty, they can be cut if you don’t want 50mg at one time.

Savage CBD Soft Chews – 6 pieces per bag/50mg per piece – $34.99

Full Ingredients list available on site

TopicalsSavage CBD Lotion

Savage CBD has a great topical full spectrum lotion available that smells great and is very moisturizing.

Topicals are great if you are suffering from any kind of skin condition, such as psoriasis or eczema. Just be sure to check the ingredients list, some people are sensitive to some ingredients. In these cases you can make your own by just adding CBD oil to any lotion you currently have!

Their is 300mg of CBD in every 60ml bottle, regular price: $59.99

A little goes a long way!

Full Ingredients list available on site


Don’t want to vape and can’t stomach ingesting an oil everyday? Capsules can be a great option to consider in this case. 25mg of CBD come in every capsule!Savage CBD Softgels

CBD Softgels can be bought in an 8 or 30 capsule bottle.

  • 8 – $59.99
  • 30 – $109.99

You can clearly see by the price point here that if this is the way you want to go, the 30 count is a way better deal.


  • Gelatin
  • Opacifier
  • Glycerin
  • Cannabidiol(CBD)

Pet Products

Savage CBD has just one option available for pets, and it comes in a very convenient spray bottle that allows you to easily add it to your pets food or water. Humans aren’t the only one with an Endocannabinoid System, your pets can also benefit from CBD as well!Savage CBD pet spray

Great to think about if you have an aging pet that is suffering from sore joints, arthritis, etc.

Pet Spray – 500mg, 60 ml bottle – $59.99


  • MCT Oil
  • Hemp Seed Oil
  • Cannabidiol(CBD)

Shipping Options

This is one area where they really shine. They have a HUGE list of countries that the company ships to, you can check on the site if yours is one of them.

Military Discount

I’m always looking for ways to save people money. With the cost of almost everything in the world rising, I know how difficult it can be to afford to take CBD daily. This site offers a military discount to anyone who qualifies

Final Thoughts

This is a truly great company that has a lot of different options when it comes to how you want to take CBD. The reviews for it on the web are very good, and they come highly recommended.

Hopefully you found this review helpful, and if there are any questions that you have about it, or need clarification on any of the points that I have covered here, please leave a comment below!

Mallory – CBD Handle
What is the Best CBD Oil For Pain? Yes, Some Do Work Better Than Others

What is the Best CBD Oil For Pain? Yes, Some Do Work Better Than Others

Maybe you’re getting older. Maybe you’ve sustained an injury of some sort. Or maybe you’re just dealing with the day to day of a strenuous job that really puts a toll on your body. Raise your hand if you qualify for all three of those things(me!)

Whatever the reason may be, you’re here, looking for some relief.

With the endless amount of new products coming out onto the market, it can be extremely overwhelming when you’re looking for a solution to a specific problem. In this case, pain relief.

Dealing with chronic pain can be debilitating. For many people, strong prescription medications may be their only option in managing that pain. Unfortunately these often come with very serious side effects, and can become addictive.

The good news is, CBD oil is generally regarded as safe for EVERYONE, young or old. It is also non-addictive, which is a huge bonus!

So what is the best CBD oil for pain? Well in order to figure that out, we need to understand the different kinds of CBD, and how they can affect the body in different ways.



CBD Isolate is CBD in its purest form. It is extracted from the plant and then isolated from the rest of the cannabinoids, chlorophyll, terpenes, waxes so what you are left with is just CBD, absolutely nothing else. CBD isolate is around 99% pure, and up until recently was considered to be the superior product.

I mean, it sounds good right? Pure CBD and nothing else? Well recent research has shown that this may not be the case. Removing all the other cannabinoids and plant matter that has benefits as well to it isn’t helping as much as was once thought.

CBD isolate comes as a pure, crystalline powder, and is generally added to a carrier oil, such as MCT oil or hemp seed oil. It can also be mixed into any other liquid or food to then be ingested.

CBD isolate is chosen when a person wants just CBD, nothing else. This form of it can cheaper to buy, and you can get it in very high mg amounts.

Some companies will choose to use CBD isolate, and then later add in other terpenes or things that they feel are going to be beneficial to their customer. It is something that can definitely be played around with, and added to many things.

CBD isolate does not have the flavor that is associated with broad spectrum or full spectrum oil either, so it can definitely be an option for people who have a weak stomach, or who want to add it directly to food or beverage.


  • Zero THC
  • Cheaper than broad or full spectrum
  • Can be purchased in very high mg
  • Pure CBD, nothing else
  • Can be mixed into other items, and combined with other products to deliver specific results
  • No hemp taste


Full Spectrum

What full spectrum oil has compared to isolate is well, everything!

The entire plant is taken into account when it comes to full spectrum, and research has shown that the many other cannabinoids that are present(over 100!), ALL have a role to play when it comes to the healing effect on the body.

Full spectrum oil has all the beneficial parts of the marijuana or hemp plant, including the terpenes, waxes, THC, other cannabinoids, vitamins, fatty acids etc.

The misconception that THC is only good for getting you high needs to be the first thing that we talk about here.

THC, along with CBD, are the two most widely studied cannabinoids. Before marijuana was made illegal, starting in 1923, it was widely used as a medicine, and for good reason. Marijuana back then generally contained far lower levels of THC, and was used for many things, such as:

  • Nausea
  • Pain relief
  • Sleep disorders
  • Headache
  • Sedation
  • Arthritis

This is just a small list, but THC can have a big impact in the body, and studies have shown it can be extremely beneficial when it comes to CBD oil.

Then we have the terpenes. What are those, you ask?

These are what gives the plant it’s scent and flavor profile. This isn’t the only thing that they do though. Terpenes also act in a way that it can increase the effects of the other cannabinoids in the oil. Put simply, it’s helping the other stuff in the plant to do its job better, and it’s known as the “Entourage Effect”. More on that down below!

Here is a list of some of the other things in Full Spectrum oil that can benefit you:

  • Vitamin A, C, D, E, B1, B2, B3, B6, B12
  • Omega 3 and Omega 6
  • Iron
  • Beta Carotene
  • Manganese
  • Magnesium
  • Flavonoids
  • Selenium
  • Calcium
  • Zinc

As you can see, when you choose to go with a full spectrum oil, you’re going to be getting all of this along with it, and some of these vitamins and nutrients are crucial in the role they play to maintain good health.


  • Contains EVERYTHING in the plant
  • Has small amount of THC
  • Considered more effective than isolate alone
  • Produces entourage effect

Broad Spectrum

This one is a little bit of a mix between isolate and full spectrum.

Broad spectrum CBD oil is generally full spectrum oil, but the THC has been removed from it. I say generally because there are more than a few companies out there that remove not just the THC, but other terpenes and nutrients as well.

Broad spectrum oil can offer a lot of benefits that full spectrum can, but without the worry about the THC content. While there has been great progress made, THC is still illegal in a lot of places around the globe.

Remember that even trace amounts of THC in your system can cause a fail on a drug test, so if this is something that your workplace implements, you need to go with either a CBD isolate or a broad spectrum oil to ensure that you won’t fail it.

This is one product that you absolutely have to see third party testing for if the THC content is something you are worried about. Without having this information there is no way of knowing for sure that there is zero THC in the product.


  • Offers most benefits of full spectrum oil
  • Zero THC
  • Can produce an entourage effect, although not to the extent that a Full spectrum oil can

The Entourage Effect

The term was first used in ’98 by biochemist Dr. Raphael Mechoulam. The separate different parts of the plant all have a role to play, and benefits to the body. When you use them all together, certain parts “boost” the others, making it more effective.

This is what the term Entourage Effect means. All of the parts works together to create the maximum benefits that no one part can achieve alone.

So What’s the Best Option?

For someone who is looking to buy CBD oil for pain relief, their best choice is always going to be a full spectrum oil. It offers absolutely all the possible benefits that can be obtained from the plant.

Unfortunately this isn’t always going to be available to some people. If you can’t have THC for any reason, then a Broad spectrum oil would be your second best option. This will give you most of the benefits of Full spectrum oil, but minus the THC.

For anyone who may have a sensitivity to any of the vitamins or terpenes that are in both Full or Broad spectrum oil, then CBD Isolate would be the choice for you. It is pure CBD, and nothing else.

Now that you know the different kinds of CBD, you’re ready to make an informed decision on what type is going to fit your specific situation. To check out the list of trusted, verified companies to order from, click here.

Until next time, happy CBD’ing!

Mallory – CBD Handle

Need help deciding on which oil would be best for you? Leave a comment and I’d be more than happy to help you out!
Where To Buy CBD Oil – A Look At The Best CBD Brands In The Industry

Where To Buy CBD Oil – A Look At The Best CBD Brands In The Industry

The CBD market has exploded. From oils to edibles, vape juices to topicals, there is a product out there for everyone, and many different ways in which you can take it.

In previous articles we’ve gone over what to look for when you are on the hunt for CBD. Now it’s time to take a look at where and how to buy CBD oil.

With the industry currently unregulated, it is very important that you do your research before handing over your money. As it stands, companies can pretty much say anything they want about their products, and put any labels that they want on them.

There are plenty of shady companies out there right now that are mislabeling their products in hopes that you won’t dig too deep to find out what is really in them. For example, many of the products on Amazon that are marketed as CBD oil, are really just mislabeled hemp seed oil, which is NOT the same thing, and contains no CBD whatsoever.

Third party testing and lab reports by a company that is not affiliated with the CBD supplier is an absolute must, and is the only way to ensure that you are getting what they actually claim is in their products.

Any upstanding company will have this information readily available on their website, and easy to access. This information should also be updated regularly, ideally batch by batch. If a company does not have this testing available, it’s usually because they have something to hide!

The best way to buy CBD products is definitely online. There are a wide variety of companies to choose from, and the ones that I’ve listed here I have done thorough research on, and they all meet the mark on what to look for when you’re buying CBD.

They also happen to be some of the top names in the industry. You can be sure that when you order from any one of these companies you will receive a product that meets the upmost standards in quality, and are 100% organic.

Looking for recommendations in Canada? Click here.


CBD Pure has been around for awhile now, and they get the number one spot for a reason. When it comes to the quality and effectiveness of their products, the discounts if you order multiple bottles, and their incredible empty bottle money back guarantee, this is one company that’s hard to beat.

This is an absolutely amazing company that puts great care and attention into producing quality products. Organically grown in Colorado, their oil is tested batch by batch to ensure the CBD content, and that there is no unwanted toxins or heavy metals present. All of their lab testing is available on site and easy to access.

One great thing this company has going for them(besides how awesome their products are) is their 90 day money back guarantee. If you are unsatisfied for ANY reason, or are not seeing the results from it that you want, just return it within 90 days to get a full refund. This company has the best return policy you are going to find anywhere.

Read the full review of CBD Pure here

Company Highlights

  • 90 day money back guarantee
  • Full Spectrum
  • Certified Organic
  • CO2 extraction
  • Hemp oil as carrier, no coconut or MCT oil
  • Ships to USA and UK





One of the biggest hurdles I’ve come across has been finding top notch, quality companies, and I’ve been searching high and low for an awesome company that ships worldwide….well, I think I’ve found it!

Endoca was founded by one man, Henry Vincenty, on a mission to help others, and in that he has more than succeeded. The company is based in Denmark, and originally started out as a free clinic, where Henry would give away the hemp extracts and seeds to people who were in need of them. Word spread about how effective his products were, and the rest is history.

Endoca was the first ever company whose CBD products were sold online, and the story behind the company and the founder is something you definitely need to read, and you can do so on the site. It’s companies like these that I like to stand behind and support, and plays a factor in who I choose to put on this list.

The company employs some of the strictest organic and production procedures, and comes with the third party testing to back it all up. With an incredible full spectrum product line up, I was very torn on whether or not to put this in the number one position, but CBD Pure still gets that spot for their 90 day money back guarantee.

Their website is also one of the most informative out of any that I’ve visited.  From a dosage calculator to a blog with great information available, they leave no stone unturned when it comes to educating you about their products, and CBD as a whole.

Their THOUSANDS of positive reviews more than speak for themselves.

Oh, and did I mention that they ship worldwide?

Company Highlights

  • Worldwide shipping
  • Full spectrum
  • Hemp oil carrier
  • Awesome product range
  • High mg amounts available






While the product range may be small for this company, they have extremely potent CBD oils available. Founded in 2014, they are one of the top pioneering companies in the industry, and are fully backed by independent third party testing to ensure you are getting the highest quality product possible.

Organically sourced in Colorado, if you are looking for a Full Spectrum oil with a higher CBD mg content, then this company will definitely be one of the best options for you.

Company Highlights

  • Fast, free shipping within the US
  • Ships to over 40 countries, including UK
  • Full Spectrum
  • CO2 extraction
  • Hemp oil as carrier, no coconut or MCT oil
  • High mg amounts available

         ***USE CODE HANDLE15 TO SAVE 15% OFF***





One of the hemp industries most trusted leaders, Elixinol offers complete transparency with all of their testing on every single product, batch by batch. They are also US Hemp Authority certified, which is a huge deal when it comes to quality assurance on their products.

They offer a wide variety of CBD products, including oils, capsules, an amazing skin care topical line, topical balms, dog treats, and more.

They offer a 30-day money back guarantee on their products if you are not satisfied for any reason. They also have an incredible amount of information about CBD on their website.

Company Highlights

  • Fast shipping within the US
  • Some international shipping, including UK
  • Full Spectrum
  • CO2 extraction
  • MCT oil as carrier
  • High mg amounts available





An incredible US based company with great standards, Diamond CBD has variety like no other. From vape supplies to bath bombs, if you’re looking for multiple ways to add CBD into your life, well, you just found it.

Fully third party tested for quality, this company also runs amazing promotions and deals, so check back often to see what kind of specials they have going on. There bundles are also really good, and can include a little bit of everything if you want to try some different things out.

They also have a long running coupon for first time users to save big time. Just click on the link below and enter SAVE40 at checkout to receive 40% off your first order. This is by far the best coupon I’ve come across, and one of the best companies to get started with.

Company Highlights

  • Full spectrum
  • US shipping
  • Huge product line
  • Individual product lab testing
  • Massive discounts and great bundles




Another company whose hemp is organically sourced in Colorado, Green Roads offers products made from CBD Isolate. This ensures that there is absolutely zero THC in the end product, and is one of the options available to customers who can’t have any THC whatsoever, due to drug testing or other reasons.

All of their products are fully third party tested and certified. The company was founded in 2011, and had the first licensed pharmacist formulated CBD products in the USA. They offer a large range of products, including oils, capsules, edibles, topicals, pet products and more.

Company Highlights

  • Fast shipping within the US
  • Currently only ships within the US
  • CBD Isolate
  • CO2 extraction
  • Vegetable Glycerin and hemp oil as carrier, no coconut or MCT oil

         ***USE CODE HANDLE10 TO SAVE 10% OFF***





CBDfxThis is one company that doesn’t source it’s hemp from the US, rather it comes from organic farms in Europe, which is sent to the US for processing and manufacturing. Don’t think that because it doesn’t come from the US that it’s not an option. Europe has some of the best organic farmland that the world has to offer, and CBDfx adheres to strict guidelines, are fully transparent, and backed by third party testing available on their site.

The product range from this company is outstanding, and offers vape supplies and CBD e-juice, gummies and other edibles, oils, capsules, topicals and more. They also have some of the best bundle deals that you will find anywhere, and come in lots of different bundle options.

Company Highlights

  • Ships within the US and some international, including UK
  • Free shipping within the US on orders over $75
  • Full Spectrum
  • CO2 extraction
  • MCT oil carrier






This company was founded by the Stanley Brothers, and is a very well-known name in the industry. Their oil is named after Charlotte Figi, a little girl of five who was suffering from Dravet’s Syndrome, a very rare and severe form of epilepsy that was causing her to have over 300 grand mal seizures weekly. The strain of medical marijuana they created was low THC and high CBD, and Charlotte began seeing results almost immediately after taking it.

The formula they use for their CBD oil has been changed to accommodate the laws regarding how much THC can be sold legally, and is not the exact formula that was used to treat Charlotte. In spite of this, their oil is among the top contenders in the industry, and the volunteer work and community service that the company does truly sets them apart from the others.

Charlotte’s Web donates money and resources in four different groups. Children and Families, Veterans and Service Workers, Women and Girls, and Responsible Agriculture. They are currently in the process of obtaining USDA Organic Certification.

They also offer a 30-day money back guarantee if you are unsatisfied with the products for any reason.

Company Highlights

  • Ships within US
  • Full Spectrum
  • CO2 and IPA extraction
  • Hemp oil carrier, no coconut or MCT oil
  • CBD Isolate(THC free) products available






hemp bombsThis is another great US based company with a wide variety of products to choose from. Hemp Bombs uses Isolate in all of their products, so they are 100% THC free for anyone who is worried about drug testing. All of their stuff is third party tested,  and are one of the few companies that ships to Australia.

They offer a 15% discount for seniors, eligible if you’re 55 or older, as well as a 15% discount for veterans. They also have some of the best tasting gummies around, so if edibles is your thing you definitely want to check them out.

Offering vape supplies and juice, cbd oil, cbd pain relief rubs, and much more, this company is a great choice to get started with. They offer a no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee as well, so you can try out their products with no risk.

Company Highlights

  • CBD Isolate/ THC Free
  • Great tasting edibles
  • Senior/Veteran discount
  • US and some international shipping, no UK or Canada yet
  • 30 day money back guarantee




Organically grown and sourced in the US, this company offers both Full Spectrum and Isolate products, and at some of the best prices you’ll find on the market today. This is the best option for anyone on a budget!

Fully third party tested, the results are posted on the site. With thousands of positive ratings and reviews, this is one company you do not want to scroll by, especially at these prices.

CBDistillery is also a member of the US Hemp Round Table.

Company Highlights

  • 7 day conditional return policy
  • Ships within the US
  • Full Spectrum and Isolate products available
  • Wide product range
  • MCT oil as carrier
  • CO2 extraction
  • High mg amounts available




Another great addition to the list, this company is based in the US, and is where their organically sourced hemp comes from as well. All of their products are Broad Spectrum, which means that there is zero THC, but all of the other terpenes and nutrients are left intact. They also offer a 30 day money back guarantee, so you have a month to try out their products risk free. If you aren’t satisfied for any reason you can return them in that time frame for a full refund.

Company Highlights

  • 30 day money back guarantee
  • Ships within the US, free shipping
  • Wide variety of products
  • Broad spectrum/THC free
  • Hemp oil, Grape seed oil as carriers





These are some of the best companies on the market offering CBD oils and other products, and you can feel comfortable in knowing that if you order from any of these you are going to receive only the highest quality CBD available.

Until next time, happy CBD’ing!

Mallory – CBD Handle

Which products are you using? Do you find some work better than others? I’d love to hear from you, feel free to leave a comment below!
How To Shop For CBD Oil – Get Educated Before You Buy

How To Shop For CBD Oil – Get Educated Before You Buy

CBD oil is everywhere nowadays. With so many people sharing their stories of relief from it, it’s no surprise that others are on the hunt for it as well. Unfortunately, CBD oil is not regulated yet, and what this means is that companies can pretty much say anything they want about their products, and stick any label on it, regardless if it is a quality product or not.

This is where this guide on how to shop for CBD oil comes in. Get the facts and crucial information that you need- before you make a purchase you’ll regret.

This was my first experience buying CBD, and I want to make sure it’s not yours as well.

Third Party Testing and Lab Reports

This one is listed at the top, and is the number one thing to watch out for when learning how to shop for CBD oil. Make sure that the company has these results freely available for you to see on their site, with easy access to it. Companies that are shifty with their lab reports, or do the testing themselves, should be avoided at all costs. The only reason they’re hiding it is because they have something to hide!

Where the Hemp is Sourced. Solvents, Toxins, and Pesticides, Oh My!

The hemp plant is a bio accumulator. What does this mean? It has the ability to suck up anything that it comes into contact with. Soil, water, pesticides…. you name it, if its around the hemp while it’s growing, it’s going to be in your oil. This is another big thing to be watching for in the lab reports, you definitely don’t want to end up with any heavy metals or toxins in your system.

Choosing a CBD oil that is made with organically sourced hemp is the ONLY way to go.

How is it Extracted? CO2 Extraction For the Win

There are a few different ways that CBD can be extracted from hemp. Here’s a breakdown of the most popular ways:

  • Subcritical CO2 Extraction. This process involves using pressurized carbon dioxide to extract everything from the plant. Acting as a solvent, but without any of the risks or dangers of actual solvents. By far one of the best ways to extract CBD, and leaves the crucial parts of the plant intact in the end product. Also, one of the most expensive ways to extract. Companies that use this method will have more expensive products in general, but you get what you pay for.
  • Ethanol Extraction. While this method extracts all the beneficial parts from the plant as well, it also extracts chlorophyll, which can definitely have some unwanted side effects. This can be removed after extraction, but the end product is much less potent
  • Olive oil Extraction. This one is completely safe, not expensive, and can be done at home if you choose to. The end product needs to be stored in a cool, dark place though, as it is perishable when carried in olive oil

Amount of THC – Yes, it Matters!

Depending on where you are in the world, THC may not be legal, or may only be legal in very small amounts. The industry standard for THC content is 0.3%, and you’re going to want an oil that is at or below this level. At this amount, there is absolutely no way that it will cause a “high”.

Full Spectrum – The Whole Plant Makes a BIG Difference

Scientists have coined the term “Entourage Effect”. This is when all parts of something come together and work as a whole to provide greater relief than just any one part by itself. Full spectrum oil contains absolutely everything that the plant has to offer, and has been shown to provide greater relief than Broad spectrum or Isolate.

Ultimately it is up to you to decide on, and be aware that full spectrum oil does contain trace amounts of THC. While a very minuscule amount, this can still cause a drug test fail.

Amazon for Everything Else… Just Not This

Amazon has a policy that prohibits the sale of CBD oil. So why are there so many on there claiming that they have CBD oil for sale? Sellers are marketing their CBD oils under the label’s hemp seed oil, or hemp extract. While hemp seed oil does provide benefits, it contains no CBD whatsoever.

Read the post on the differences between the two if you would like more clarity here. Always read your label’s and check out those lab reports!

Concentration of CBD Oil

The actual amount of CBD in your product matters as well. If I have a 500mg bottle of CBD oil, that means I have 500mg total in the bottle. In a one ounce bottle size, each drop will contain approximately 1/2 a mg of actual CBD.

So say i have a two ounce bottle of 500mg oil. This now means that I’m getting only 1/4mg of CBD oil per drop! At these levels you are going to have to take a lot more of it as compared to a higher concentration CBD oil.

All or Nothing…

It is extremely important that you follow these guidelines on how to shop for CBD oil. A company that covers all of these points is going to be a fantastic choice to go with.

Shop around, do your research, and I can guarantee by the end of it you’ll be almost as much of an expert on the subject that I am.

Take this knowledge and make sure to educate others in your life if they have questions about it as well. Having a poor quality oil can ruin CBD for people, and make them totally unwilling to try a product that could have life changing effects for them. Until next time, happy CBD’ing!

Mallory – CBD Handle

Like this post? Make sure to leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you!
What is CBD oil about? Get the facts

What is CBD oil about? Get the facts

cbd oilIf you’re reading this right now it’s because you are searching for answers about CBD oil. Well, you’ve come to the right place! In this article I’m going to be going over the basics of CBD, what it is, where it comes from, and how it can help you. By the end of it, you should have a pretty good handle on things, and the answer to the question, What is CBD oil about?

Everyone’s talking about CBD oil, but what is it?

With all the hype around CBD oil lately, the question comes up a LOT. Until fairly recently, there hasn’t been a lot of research done in this area, and there are still quite a few unknowns surrounding it.

Cannabidiol(CBD), is just one of over 100 different phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. It is also abundant in the industrial hemp plant, where most of the world’s CBD oil is sourced from. It’s important to understand that CBD can be sourced from both plants, but the THC(tetrahydrocannabinol)content will vary greatly depending on which one it is sourced from.

The industrial hemp plant is naturally high in CBD, and low in THC. It is the opposite way around when dealing with the marijuana plant. THC is the compound of the marijuana plant that produces a “high”, or stoned effect. While both cannabinoids have medicinal purposes, CBD does not have any of those effects. It is generally considered safe and non-addicting, even at high doses.

For anyone who might be a little hesitant when it comes to marijuana, CBD is a great option. CBD oil can also contain many other beneficial nutrients and terpenes, depending on what type you decide to go with(more on that later!).

OK, so where does CBD oil come from?

The first discovery of CBD was made by Roger Adams, along with his team at the university of Illinois. At the time he was completely clueless as to what he had discovered, and it wasn’t until years later that the significance was realized. That’s when the real research started.

To fully understand where CBD oil comes from, you need to understand the relationship between the marijuana plant and the hemp plant.hemp farm

Both of these plants come from the same family, Cannabis. It has two primary classifications, Indica and Sativa. The hemp plant is part of the Cannabis Sativa family, while the marijuana plant can be classified as either of them.

As detailed above, hemp is high in CBD, and low in THC. It is typically grown for industrial purposes, and used in many ways, including clothing, rope, food, bio plastics and much more! Because of its close relationship with marijuana, many people believe hemp to be the same thing, when that is the furthest thing from the truth.

CBD oil is obtained by extracting all the beneficial things that the plant has to offer. Depending on the extraction method used, the THC and some terpenes can be removed from the final product. Full spectrum oil has absolutely everything possible included in the plant, while Broad spectrum has the THC removed. This can be an option for people who can’t have THC due to drug testing, THC sensitivity, or other reasons. Another option is CBD isolate, and contains only CBD, nothing else.

CBD is sourced from many places around the world, and is rapidly gaining steam in the medical world.

Endocannabinoid System…..what’s that?endocannabinoid system

First discovered in the 90s by Dr. L.A. Matsuda, the Endocannabinoid System is an extremely important part of the body.

Described as an intricate network responsible for maintaining homeostasis, this system keeps everything in check. What scientists discovered was there were countless cannabinoid receptors within the system, and so began the search for the body’s own cannabinoids.

The two main receptors that have been studied are CB-1 and CB-2. CB-1 is found in the bodies peripheral and central nervous system, while CB-2 is found in abundance in the gastrointestinal and immune system, and in the brain.

CBD oil works by binding with these specific receptors, and is the reason behind why it seems to work for so many ailments.

I get it… I think. So how can it help ME?

Chronic Inflammation has been linked to various ailments, and has been theorized to be the root cause of all disease. Once believed to be an important part of the body’s response to injury or infection, inflammation is now being more closely studied in its role behind disease. CBD oil works within the body and Endocannabinoid System to reduce inflammation.

From Epilepsy to Asthma, CBD oil is currently being used to treat numerous diseases and disorders. Some have extensive research backing it up, while others do not. A list of just Some things that CBD oil can help with:

  • Acne
  • Eczema
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Alzheimers
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromayalgia
  • Migraines
  • Cancer
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • PTSD
  • Parkinson’s
  • Arthritis
  • Chronic pain
  • Addiction
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune disease
  • IBS/Crohn’s
  • Heart Disease

By no means is this an exhaustive list, there are many, many other things that CBD can help with!

Now I know my CBD’s…..

We’ve briefly dived in to what CBD is about, and how it works in the body. With the wide array of CBD products available on the market today, we will be going into detail in further articles on what to look for when you are searching for an oil, and why it’s so important to follow certain criteria. Until next time, happy CBD’ing!

Mallory – CBD Handle

About Mallory

About Mallory

Hello everyone, and welcome to CBD Handle. Since the legalization of marijuana in Canada I have been extremely interested in learning all there is to know about Cannabidiol(CBD), and the numerous ways that it can help people.

With the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System, research into this previously obscure subject has exploded, and more is being discovered about it daily.

Over the past year I have learned a TON of useful information on the subject, and I’ve made it my mission to educate people on the subject. After reaching out to people in my life about CBD, and from the mistakes I made when I first started, I quickly realized that there is way too much conflicting information being spread around. It can be extremely difficult to get accurate facts in a world where CBD is unregulated.

I’m here to help with that.

My search for help

Back in 2014 we had our second child. With 30 fast approaching, we made the decision that we were done having children, so I made an appointment to talk options with my doctor. After discussing it with him, he suggested the permanent birth control option, Essure. These devices are coils that are inserted into your Fallopian tubes which cause scarring and eventual complete blockage of the tubes, thus preventing pregnancy. It was completely safe, non-invasive, and didn’t require surgery to be implanted, or so I was told. Why would I have any reason not to trust my doctor?

Little did I know at the time, this was going to have a major negative impact on my life.

Not even a week out from having Essure implanted I started experiencing pain in my pelvis. It was mild at first, and I just assumed it was a result of having it placed, and would dissipate over time. Not only did it not go away, it got worse.

I started looking into it a little more and to my surprise I wasn’t the only one having problems with it, there were thousands of women going through the same thing. For more information on Essure, and the damage it has caused, please watch the documentary The Bleeding Edge on Netflix

It took a little over a year to get the surgery booked for removal, and I was one of the lucky ones in the fact that I was able to just have my Fallopian tubes removed, along with the devices. Most end up having to get a hysterectomy to fully remove all traces of the Essure implant.

Unfortunately it did not fix all the problems that the Essure had caused. I was left with chronic pelvic pain, I developed eczema, and started to show signs of peri-menopause after the removal surgery. All of this at only 33 years old.

In comes CBD

With all the anticipation leading up to the legalization in Canada, I started hearing more and more about CBD. At the time it was just something that I’d see here and there and think hmm, that’s neat. It never really occurred to me that it would be able to help in my situation until I had a friend say that she was using it for her back pain.

That instantly peaked my interest, and I bought some that same day. First mistake.

CBD is not regulated, and what this means is that companies can literally say whatever they want about their products, and put anything on the labels, and you really have no way of knowing what it is you’re actually getting. What I thought was CBD oil was really just mislabeled hemp seed oil. On to mistake number two. I wasn’t ready to give up just yet, so I did a little more reading into it and ordered from a different company. This oil was a CBD isolate, and what made me buy it was the fact that it was 99.9% pure CBD, nothing else from the plant in it.

While it was better than the first choice I went with, it still wasn’t really on par with all the great benefits and relief that I was reading about people experiencing with it.

This was the point when I started doing EXTENSIVE research into it, and learned the differences between Broad spectrum, Full spectrum, and isolate.

Full spectrum oil was what I was looking for all along, but I just didn’t know it.

I found a reputable company, with lab reports and testing to back up their product, and ordered from there. The results I got from it were absolutely incredible. After just one week into using it my eczema started slowly clearing up, my anxiety was down, peri symptoms were lessened, and that persistent pain that I was dealing with was just a blip on the radar. Continued use of the CBD has shown improvements in areas that I hadn’t even considered issues before.

Consider me hooked!

CBD for everyone

After having such great results personally was when I got the idea to start up a site on it. So many of the mistakes that I made when I first started out were completely preventable, had I just done the proper research beforehand.

This site is a great place for you to come to get the facts about CBD, and I’m here to help educate anyone who wants to learn more about it.

CBD is changing lives every day. Yours could be one of them.


Founder of CBD Handle

Have any questions about CBD or need help getting started? Feel free to leave a comment or send a message, I’m more than happy to help!