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Hemp: An International Industry

Hemp: An International Industry

There was once a point in time when the English Parliament and early American government REQUIRED farmers to grow hemp under the law as material to support the military! But after the War on Drugs globally stigmatized the versatile plant, the hemp industry fell off due to strict regulations placed on international trade by both the United States and the United Nations. 

How Does CBD Affect Mental Illness

How Does CBD Affect Mental Illness

This is important to note, as CBD’s effects on a wide variety of receptors is one reason why it could be antipsychotic. Many antipsychotic drugs (e.g. aripiprazole) act as a partial agonist of dopamine receptors, and so does CBD when used in high doses. Some reports suggest that 800 to 1000 mg of CBD could alleviate the symptoms of schizophrenia.

Why Do CBD Topicals Work?

Why Do CBD Topicals Work?

Unfortunately, our bodies aren’t invincible and they acquire some wear and tear after years of using them to go places and do things we love. It may only be delayed-onset muscle soreness, resulting from a day of strenuous activity that your body isn’t accustomed to. Or it could be chronic pain stemming from arthritis, muscle dystrophy, or a number of other diagnoses. Fortunately, Cannabidiol (CBD) has demonstrated its soothing properties in studies that have supported its anti-inflammatory and analgesic benefits.

Are You Making these 6 Common CBD Mistakes ?

Are You Making these 6 Common CBD Mistakes ?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is quickly becoming the most talked about ingredient of 2020. Even Virginia (our home state) recently announced that it will invest in a large scale hemp extraction facility that plans on purchasing over $30 million worth of raw hemp material. But the rise of popularity and use of CBD indicates the potential increase in misuse and mistakes in the industry…

The 411 on Organic Labels for CBD Products

The 411 on Organic Labels for CBD Products

Organic, natural, sustainable, non-GMO… with so many different phrases and definitions within the natural foods and supplements realm, it can be confusing to understand the difference between them all.

A Plant for Every Industry: Top 12 Hemp Products and Uses

A Plant for Every Industry: Top 12 Hemp Products and Uses

Hemp has proven to be a valuable plant for sustainable agriculture solutions and medicinal care products targeted toward stress, immune defense, and pain relief. At CBD Livity, we focus on the medicinal benefits of our quality CBD oils, CBD salve, aromatherapy...

Creating Greener Solutions: Top 8 Hemp Agricultural Benefits

Creating Greener Solutions: Top 8 Hemp Agricultural Benefits

​Evidence shows that humans have been growing hemp for over 10,000 years. It can be grown on every habitable continent in various environments and climates, and hemp enriches the agricultural biodiversity of farms where it’s grown. With the 2018 Farm Bill and less...

A Brief Guide to Cannabimimetic Plants

A Brief Guide to Cannabimimetic Plants

Cannabimi-what? The term might be a mouthful but the definition is quite simple. A cannabimimetic is any plant or food reflecting similar beneficial properties to that of a cannabinoid (such as CBD). Cannabimimetics interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and...

Is CBD Always Safe? CBD Oil and Medication Interactions

Is CBD Always Safe? CBD Oil and Medication Interactions

Many patients worldwide are opting to use CBD oil in replacement of prescription drugs used for chemotherapy, behavioral symptoms, pain relief and more. Cannabinoids have shown to have a positive effect on patients enduring a wide range of conditions from autism to...

How to Read and Understand a Certificate of Analysis

How to Read and Understand a Certificate of Analysis

A certificate of analysis (COA) is a documented lab report showing a product’s chemical contents meet required quality and specification standards. Certificates of analysis are used for food, alcohol, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Most of the sustenance you consume...

Better Together: 6 Unique Cannabinoids and Their Benefits

Better Together: 6 Unique Cannabinoids and Their Benefits

Image source: MarijuanaSpan You’ve probably seen the popular Leafly chart listing all the different cannabinoids in a wheel-shaped table.https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/cannabinoids-101-what-makes-cannabis-medicine As you can see, there are numerous...

Small But Mighty: Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Small But Mighty: Nutritional Facts and Health Benefits of Hemp Seeds

Cannabidiol (CBD) has a tremendous amount of advantages suited to assist mental and physical functions via our endocannabinoid system. The molecule is extracted from the hemp plant and added to your favorite products such as CBD oil and CBD salve. But these perks are...

The Interim Final Rule and How It Can Improve

The Interim Final Rule and How It Can Improve

On October 31, 2019, the USDA finally released their first draft, totaling 161 pages, of the federal regulations regarding the domestic hemp production program. This “Interim Final Rule” (IFR) outlined the requirements of hemp producers and states who wish to submit...

What is the Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis?

What is the Difference Between Hemp and Cannabis?

The words cannabis and hemp are used within the CBD industry all the time to a point where they might seem like synonyms. If you’re a bit confused, read ahead to find out the difference between both plant variations. You’ll discover both produce CBD for safe,...

CBG: The Mother Cannabinoid and Its Benefits

CBG: The Mother Cannabinoid and Its Benefits

Did you know CBD is one of over 400 active compounds in cannabis? CBG (cannabigerol) is the second most prevalent cannabinoid in our Broad Spectrum formulas, and to honor this amazing compound, we wanted to inform you about all the research and benefits revolving...

New Regulations Give Virginia Farmers the Opportunity to Grow Hemp

New Regulations Give Virginia Farmers the Opportunity to Grow Hemp

For the first time in nearly 50 years, Virginia farmers are undergoing their seasonal hemp harvest. Our company CBD Livity was the first manufacturer of CBD products in Virginia back in 2015. It’s been remarkable to see the drastic changes implemented to make hemp...

What to Know When Searching for Your CBD Products

What to Know When Searching for Your CBD Products

CBD is everywhere! But as with all wellness products, not all CBD is created equal. The industry is currently unregulated, which means that companies can cut products with fillers, or lie about the potency without any repercussions. It is important to do your research on the company and products that you are interested in trying. We have put together a quick guide to help you find the best quality products will benefit you most.

The History of Hemp

The History of Hemp

The public is largely unaware of hemp’s fascinating history and, perhaps most importantly, how it became such an infamous crop. We will outline a brief history of the hemp plant in an effort to show how its evolving role in our society and clear up some misconceptions.

Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate

Full Spectrum vs Broad Spectrum vs Isolate

What’s the Difference between Full Spectrum, Broad Spectrum, and CBD Isolate? If you have been looking around at CBD products, you will have quickly seen that there are a variety of formulas to choose from. “Full spectrum,” “broad spectrum,” and “isolate” are all...

The Endocannabinoid System: Your Body’s Internal Genius

The Endocannabinoid System: Your Body’s Internal Genius

An increasing number of people are rapidly becoming surprised by the positive effects of cannabidiol (CBD) on our bodies. However, most are not familiar with the body’s own process for creating and dispersing cannabinoids to receptors -- the endogenous cannabinoid...

What Exactly is CBD? And What Does It Do?

What Exactly is CBD? And What Does It Do?

Cannabidiol, otherwise known as CBD, is one of the most exciting topics in the health world today. It is fast becoming recognized as a premier substance that can help preserve our state of wellbeing. Here, you will get an overview of precisely what CBD is and why so...

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