Testimonial from the owner of 716 Health, Kristen Cooper: "Like any product I endorse, I research all aspects of the company and the product. As an avid Cannabis user and advocate, I interviewed 20 different CBD companies and purchased their CBD (both local and national). I won't share all of my findings with you, because it isn't my style to put down other companies; but as always, it reminded me why I look so deeply into the products I use. Many of the companies had no scientific findings or proof of their claims. After months of researching and calling companies, I was so grateful to have met the owner of Bison Botanics. Upon our initial meeting, they came prepared with their 3rd party testing, explained their solvent-free approach to creating their products, and let me tour their facility and farm. Every aspect of creating their products is done with integrity and with the intention to help others. I sampled their products that day and was amazed at how calm and peaceful I felt after digesting a full-spectrum gummy. I now take one every night to promote restful sleep. After sampling their products, examining their evidence of purity, hearing about their grass-root start-up dream that is becoming a reality, and their dedication to helping our community...I realized I could proudly stand behind Bison Botanics. This meeting happened in 2018, soon after they opened their doors. And from that day on, I have yet to be disappointed. Bison Botanics has generously donated to many of the charities I work with and have deeply discounted their products for people coping with extreme illness and out of work. My advice? Do your own research, but definitely try Bison Botanics. In my opinion, their product is the best you will find.
ABOUT BISON PRODUCTS
THE FARMS They know their sources. Bison has relationships with two certified New York state industrial hemp farms that adhere to organic and sustainable agriculture practices. The farms propagate varieties of Industrial Hemp that produce full spectrumcannabidiol (CBD) oil distillate, and CBD isolate. Industrial Hemp is non-psychoactive and contains less than .3% THC.
THE GROWTH The farms use organic soil and carbon fertilizers (amendments) to encourage healthy growth. Carbon amendments capture vital nutrients within the soil and support diverse populations of microorganisms responsible for the release and recycling of nutrients. Carbon improves the ability of the soil to capture and hold water, which is key to creating resilience across an agricultural landscape. Better water and nutrient cycling means less dependence on external inputs.
THE PROCESSING After harvest, supercritical CO2 and subcritical ethanol methods are used for the extraction of the hemp oil they use in their products. Bothprocesses are supported by the FDA and have been given the Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) stamp of approval. Third-party lab tests are used throughout the production process to ensure accuracy in potency and to monitor for contaminants like pesticides, herbicides, heavy metals, microbes, mildew, and mold.
THE CONCENTRATES Two types of concentrated cannabidiol are used in Bison Botanics’ products. Full spectrum cannabidiol and 99.9% cannabidiol isolate. Both are third-party lab tested before the farms and processors ship them to Bison. Assuring the concentrates they use are free from contaminants like pesticides and heavy metals.
FULL SPECTRUM CBD Full spectrum contains cannabinoids like CBD, CBDA, CBG, CBGA, CBC, CBCA, THCA, and THCV. Bison uses full spectrum distillate which is an excellent source of vitamins and minerals such as; iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamins A, B, C, E, and beta-Carotene, Omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids and chlorophyll. Full spectrum CBD distillate contains 0.3% THC or less. Full-spectrum is sometimes referred to as whole plant CBD Concentrate. To learn more about the potential benefits of individual cannabinoids, and how they work together, we encourage you to visit CBDorigin.com. Bison offer oils that range in potency from 500mg to 3000mg of combined CBD.
ISOLATED CBD CBD isolate contains zero THC. Bison makes gummies and pet oil CBD isolate. They also offer a full line of oils made with CBD isolate. They recommend products made with CBD isolate for consumers concerned about THC testing.
PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT & INGREDIENTS Before launching on December 1, 2018, they spent 12 months researching and seeking out high-end ingredients for all of their products. They use MCT oil in our tinctures, natural beeswax, and organic essential oils in the CBD salve. Their relationships with New York state farms and processors have allowed them to keep prices fair.
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716 Health wellness coaches, Tony Ferro & Kristen Cooper teach Cannabis Education classes both virtually and in-person.
As the legal use of marijuana and other cannabis products grows, consumers are becoming more curious about their options. This includes cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two natural compounds found in plants of the Cannabis genus.
CBD can be extracted from hemp or from marijuana. Hemp plants are cannabis plants that contain less than 0.3 percent THC, while marijuana plants are cannabis plants that contain higher concentrations of THC. CBD is sold in the form of gels, gummies, oils, supplements, extracts, and more.
THC is the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that gives the high sensation. It can be consumed by smoking marijuana. It’s also available in oils, edibles, tinctures, capsules, and more. Both compounds interact with your body’s endocannabinoid system, but they have very different effects.
CBD vs. THC: Chemical structure Both CBD and THC have the exact same molecular structure: 21 carbon atoms, 30 hydrogen atoms, and 2 oxygen atoms. A slight difference in how the atoms are arranged accounts for the differing effects on your body. Both CBD and THC are chemically similar to your body’s own endocannabinoids. This allows them to interact with your cannabinoid receptors. The interaction affects the release of neurotransmitters in your brain. Neurotransmitters are chemicals responsible for relaying messages between cells and have roles in pain, immune function, stress, sleep, to name a few.
CBD vs. THC: Psychoactive components Despite their similar chemical structures, CBD and THC don’t have the same psychoactive effects. In fact, CBD is a nonpsychoactive compound. That means it doesn’t produce the “high” associated with THC. THC binds with the cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors in the brain. It produces a high or sense of euphoria. CBD binds very weakly, if at all, to CB1 receptors. In fact, it can interfere with the binding of THC and dampen the psychoactive effects.
CBD vs. THC: Medical benefitsCBD and THC have many of the same medical benefits. They can provide relief from several of the same conditions. However, CBD doesn’t cause the euphoric effects that occur with THC. Some people may prefer to use CBD because of the lack of this side effect. In June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration approvedTrusted Source Epidiolex, the first prescription medication to contain CBD. It’s used to treat rare, difficult-to-control forms of epilepsy. CBD is used to help with other various conditions, such as:
psychosis or mental disorders
inflammatory bowel disease
THC is used to help with conditions such as:
CBD vs. THC: Side effectsCBD is well-tolerated, even in large doses. Research suggests any side effects that occur with CBD use are likely the result of drug-to-drug interactions between CBD and other medications you may be taking. THC causes temporary side effects, such as:
increased heart rate
slower reaction times
These side effects are part of the compound’s psychoactive properties. Neither compound is fatal.
Takeaway CBD and THC both have medical benefits. They’re also both considered safe, but consider the possibility of side effects and interactions with other drugs you’re taking. Talk with your doctor if you have any questions.