Homestead Alternatives Sample Size CBD Chocolates (60mg CBD) | 3-Pack

$5.99

A smaller version of our standard pouch of CBD Chocolates, this 3-pack is just the size to have a try, use as a party favor, substitute for dessert, or save all for yourself, with only 120 calories in the whole bag. “Dark, but not bitter, creamy and yummy,” Laura says.

Shipping Chocolates In Spring and Summer

Shipping chocolates in warm weather is a conundrum. To account for the extra packaging and ice packs used to keep your chocolates cool in transit, each box/bag of chocolate will incur a $3.99 shipping charge during spring and summer months. See below for more shipping details.

Description

Both dark chocolate and CBD are known for their therapeutic benefits, ranging from anti-inflammatory to antioxidant properties, and dark chocolate is known to boost memory, attention span, reaction time, and problem-solving by increasing blood flow to the brain.*

CBD chocolates are a great option if you’re seeking a way to get CBD without the “earthy” flavor of the extract. The chocolates are best eaten slowly and allowed to melt in your mouth to fully absorb the benefits of the CBD.

ABOUT CBD CHOCOLATE

  • 60mg of full spectrum CBD per pouch
  • 20mg of CBD per chocolate piece
  • 3 pieces of chocolate per bag
  • 3g of sugar per piece
  • 120 calories per bag

Made with CBD extracted from USDA-certified organic hemp grown by us here at Mt. Folly Farm, and third-party lab tested for label accuracy. Read more about our lab testing processes below.

SHIPPING CHOCOLATES

We are an environmental company at the core and so we are determined to avoid styrofoam and unrecyclable plastic.

We use natural fiber insulated shippers, an environmental alternative to stryofoam. The biodegradable (compostable) insulation is made from cotton and other natural fibers. It is wrapped in recyclable plastic. Reuse the insulation as much as you’d like, and then remove it from the plastic and compost it.

Our packing peanuts are made from vegetable starch, and are compostable. The shipping box is recyclable and the ice packs are reusable. Thanks for embarking with us on our mission to ship chocolate in the summer.

THE SCIENCE BEHIND CBD

From pain reduction and inflammation to brain health, see what the science says about how CBD works in the body and brain.

OUR RIGOROUS QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESS

To ensure every CBD product meets label claims, we contract with a USA-based, accredited lab which specializes in hemp testing. Laura stands behind the potency of Homestead CBD products.

You can view our lab results, search your individual test batch, and see Mt. Folly’s organic hemp certification on our Hemp Certifications page.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT CBD

All CBD products listed on this website are grown in the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s Hemp Program and contain less than 0.3% THC.

Cannabinoid Oil is not intended for use under the age of 18. Do not take if you are pregnant or lactating. Consult your physician before use if you have a medical condition or are taking any medication.

These statements and products have not been evaluated or tested by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease.

*Cincinnati Museum Center, May 2019

FAQs

HOMESTEAD ALTERNATIVES SAMPLE SIZE CBD CHOCOLATES (60MG CBD) | 3-PACK

With any ingestible full spectrum CBD product which contains THC, there is a risk of being flagged on a drug screening. Though the likelihood of failing a drug test with CBD depends on a few factors, including metabolism, frequency of dose, dosage, and method of testing.

If it is what’s called a dip stick test, you will usually fail, especially if you’ve consumed CBD in the last 24 hours. The reason is because that is a weight based test and CBD and THC weigh virtually the same, so the test could be picking up the CBD more than the THC. The only way to delineate the two would be a true toxicological urine test where they can separate out the masses of THC vs CBD.

Unfortunately, to prevent a failed drug screening, abstaining from ingesting any product that contains THC is the only guarantee.

The only caveat to this is our CBD topicals. Because they only interact with receptors in the application area, they don’t reach the bloodstream and won’t flag a drug screening.

No. Generally, lowing your use of painkillers will protect your kidneys. Because CBD can serve as a non-toxic anti-inflammatory and pain reliever for some, you may be able to both find relief and reduce damage to your kidneys. Additionally, CBD may help lower blood pressure, which may reduce the chances of arterial damage associated with high blood pressure.

A recent toxicology study conducted with CBD in mice concluded CBD can be detrimental to the liver at high doses. However, the study was conducted to find the upper limit of CBD’s toxicity, meaning the mice were essentially force-fed extremely high doses of an alcohol-based CBD product specifically to determine at what point CBD negatively impacted the mice.

It would be very difficult for a human to consume the same level of CBD to cause liver damage, and most CBD products on the market are not alcohol-based, which further minimizes risk of liver damage.

The caveat is CBD oil does interact with the liver in a such a way that it can reduce the effectiveness of other medications. A family of enzymes in the liver called cytochrome P450 break down drugs into smaller bits, allowing our cells to absorb and eliminate them. Although the impact has been shown to be minimal, CBD can reduce these enzymes’ abilities to metabolize some medications.

While there’s no guarantee, generally CBD will not show up on routine blood work. Routine blood tests typically aren’t used to detect CBD. Someone who wants to detect CBD in your system would need to order a specific test for that purpose.

Usually, blood tests are commissioned for detecting a disease or as a part of medical tests commissioned by an employer. In these scenarios, CBD is not a concern, hence the test will not be focused on its detection.

Studies show CBD does interact with dopamine receptors, which can affect behavior and cognition, such as motivation and reward-seeking behavior. This has researchers curious about CBD’s potential therapeutic benefits for addiction, specifically with regards to dampen opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms.

The first studies on the impact of CBD in human anxiety utilized the Simulated Public Speaking Test.

Researchers found that CBD could improve social anxiety brought on by this test. Interestingly, though CBD is often ingested alongside THC, CBD appears to mitigate anxiety that accompanies THC consumption.

While there is much research to be completed on the effects of CBD, early research indicates CBD may be helpful for relieving symptoms of the following:

Unlike marijuana, full spectrum CBD from hemp has a very low percentage of THC, the compound that creates the euphoric “high” associated with marijuana. CBD does not make you feel “high” and it is generally accepted that you’ll experience no impairment in decision making, driving, and so on while taking CBD. CBD is often reported to make you feel relaxed or realize benefits of pain relief. 

The time CBD remains in your body depends on several factors, including metabolism, frequency of CBD use, CBD dosage, and method of administration (sublingual vs. topical vs. edible). While research is lacking on the toxicology of CBD and how long it remains detectable in blood or urine, existing conclusions indicate CBD will likely leave the system within 1-2 weeks.

There are different strengths of CBD oil. Generally, CBD oil is sold in bottles containing a certain number of milligrams of CBD, so you may see 750mg, 1500mg, 3000mg bottles and so on. This number references the total milligrams of CBD in the bottle, not per dose.

Measuring strength is dependent upon the size of the bottle. For example, a 2oz. bottle that contains 1500mg of CBD is half as concentrated as a 2oz. bottle that contains 3000mg of CBD. This means a 1mL dose of the 1500mg bottle is half as “strong” as 1mL from the 3000mg bottle.

Full spectrum CBD is derived from hemp and contains many cannabinoids beyond only CBD, including THC, along with other elements of the hemp plant, including naturally-occurring terpenes, essential vitamins, fatty acids, protein, and more.

The alternative to full spectrum CBD is CBD isolate, which contains only CBD – the CBD molecule is chemically isolated from everything else in the plant. CBD isolates have no identifiable amount of THC, the well-known chemical found in cannabis that creates that euphoric high, and they’re stripped of the other beneficial and nutritional compounds, like terpenes, flavonoids, vitamins, and protein mentioned above.

Every cannabinoid and terpene found in a hemp plant has a specific biochemical effect, and studies have indicated there is a greater benefit when the full spectrum of compounds work together in what is known as the “Entourage Effect.”

In particular, researchers in a 2015 study conducted at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Hadassah School concluded full spectrum CBD was more effective at treating inflammation than CBD isolate, on the basis that other components in the full spectrum extract synergized with CBD.

Full spectrum CBD oil is most often reported to reduce inflammation, which can lessen joint pain, nerve pain, and muscle soreness. There is also some research indicating CBD can aid with anxiety, depression, PTSD, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and traumatic brain injuries, though conclusive studies are to be longed for. Finally, CBD’s anti-inflammatory qualities, as referenced in the National Institute of Health’s patent, are being researched for their impact on overall brain and cardiovascular health.

Explore more benefits of CBD oil.

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