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101 CBD at the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo

101 CBD at the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo

Saturday, March 2nd, 2019, 101 CBD will be featured at the Golden Future 50+ Senior Expo in Oxnard. This event will be held at the Oxnard Performing Arts & Convention Center from 10am – 2pm. Join us for one of our complimentary offerings at the […]

101 CBD at the World Ag Expo

101 CBD at the World Ag Expo

Wednesday, February 13th, 2019, 101 CBD will be attending the World Ag Expo in Tulare, CA. We would love to see you there! Connect with us through your favorite social media channel if you want to meet up (links at the top left corner of […]

Justin Hits the 101 Highway to Health Spreading the Word about our Raw CBD!

What a trip it was traveling from Ventura, CA to San Jose, CA this past week spreading the word about 101 CBD. It was amazing to meet all the people and stores on the CBD rocket taking off for the stars! I am so excited to get more of our products into your customer hands and to hear the stories they share once they’ve experienced the power of 101 CBD raw CBD products.

I started off visiting some old friends at Mary J Mart at their new location in Santa Barbara on State Street.  Nice digs Jess, Autumn and Alex! Everyone be sure to swing by and stock up on 101 CBD there.

Next, we made some new friends in Carpentaria at Pacific Health Foods. FYI, they have a great deli in the back (I had a delightful ham sandwich on wheat) and lots of Raw options for healthy drinks.  Nathan runs the CBD section and we look forward to becoming partners providing Carpentaria with the best Raw, Local, Organic CBD out there.

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Then I stopped by Montecito Natural Foods and had a great conversation about how our Full Spectrum CBD oils will make a huge difference for their clients versus the isolate capsules they have on the shelf.  We look forward to hearing how our Full Spectrum and Raw CBD helps their customers when healing their wide variety of issues. 

Next up was New Frontiers, Christine was very knowledgeable and expressed how impressed she was with all the knowledge and research that goes into our products.  We look forward to becoming your number one seller!

California Fresh Market was next.  Rob runs the CBD department there and he used our CBD to help aches and pains from a hard workout the day before.  We look forward to helping everyone in Pismo Beach with aches and pain.

Then I went to a groovy Co-op called SLO Natural Foods.  I talked with a bunch of employees and boy, do they get it.  We had a great conversation about CBD and the fact we are Raw, Local, Organic, Full Spectrum and Sub-Critical CO2 extraction which keeps the Cannabidiol in it’s Raw state. We look forward to many more conversations and trying to keep our product in stock on their shelves once San Luis Obisbo sees the difference with 101 CBD.

Next up was Paso Robles Health Foods. Terri really knows her CBD and now she knows what separates 101 CBD from the rest.  If you have any questions about your specific ailments, Terri has the answers.

Then onto Natural Alternative Nutrition.  Man did we have a fun CBD pow-wow.  We got so energized and fired up we were ready to start a Raw CBD Revolution! We can’t wait to hear all the stories from your customers who use 101 CBD in Paso Robles, CA and how our Raw CBD products improve their lives. 

At Natural Wonders Health Food I showed up and they had just put on a marathon. Talk about people who could use some CBD for aches and pains after 26.2 miles! Can’t wait to hear how our Raw Relief CBD Topical helps heal pain in the Hollister area.

South Bay Natural Foods – What a nice owner, run by Father and Son. They have been getting asked more and more inquiries about CBD and we are excited to hear how our Organic CBD helps in the Gilroy, CA area.

Beehive Health & Nutrition – What nice people work here. They sell raw honey too! We talked in great depth about how much interest there is in CBD and how the folks in the San Jose can go to Westfield mall and get our line of Full Spectrum CBD products.

I mixed in some golf at Sindpiper, Pacific Grove and Pasa Tiempo because if you are traveling up our magnificent coast, golfing on the ocean is unparalleled and we should all be doing what we love. 

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If you live anywhere near the 101 Highway be on the lookout for a man in crazy golf attire like colorful bellbottoms, wild-patterned shorts or even a Kilt! We make this trip twice a year from Los Angeles to Seattle. Here’s to seeing you on your Highway to Health!

CBD vs THC – What’s the Difference?

CBD vs THC – What’s the Difference?

It’s interesting when you look at the molecular structure of two compounds that are strikingly similar but yet produce such vastly different effects. Look at the image above showing CBD vs THC. One little atom is different but the effects of CBD vs THC on […]

Free CBD Consultation

Free CBD Consultation

Have you been scouring the internet, trying to find out as much information as possible about CBD? Finding some conflicting information? How valuable would a free CBD consultation be to you? At 101 CBD, we have a staff of fully trained CBD and nutrition experts […]

The Power Behind CBD, The Endocannabinoid System

The Power Behind CBD, The Endocannabinoid System

One concern many people have about CBD is that its uses are just based on anecdotal stories and personal testimonies. This blog includes citations from recent research to show that there is published, scientific evidence for the benefits that users are reporting. There is still much research to be done, but understanding CBD is based on first understanding its foundation of effectiveness, the endocannabinoid system (ECS system).

This foundation of CBD benefits rests on the many and unique actions of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a total body system present in virtually every cell type in the body.  The main function of the ECS is to provide balance. The ECS is present from earliest embryo development, throughout development, and continues to play an important role in familiar neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. (Battista, N. DiTommaso, M. Ba, M. Maccarrone, M. 2009)

ECS signals between cells are relayed by two receptor types, CB1 that is abundant in the brain and CB2, which affects peripheral nerves in the body. ECS is active in the parts of the central and peripheral nervous system that respond to stress, where it helps reduce pain and lessen neurodegenerative and inflammatory damage. Short term effects involve plastic changes in many areas of the brain affecting pain sensation.  The ECS system also is involved in migraine pain, providing a means to find a solution to this common issue. (Leimuranta, P. Khirou, L. Ceiniatullin, R. 2018)

The ECS system in the brain balances the release of neurotransmitters that excite or inhibit the nerves, and thus is strongly involved in neuropsychiatric disorders, especially affective disorders such as anxiety and depression (Micale, V. DiMarzo, V. Sulcova, A. Wotjak, CT. Drago, F. 2013)

Although in depth research in the US on CBD has been done mainly in the last 10 years, results from diverse research have shown the ECS regulates multiple processes involving consciousness such as pain, learning, memory, emotions, attention, and the sleep-wake cycle. Current researchers are even hypothesizing the ECS may be moderating dream activity with the hope of reducing nightmares related to PTSD (Murillo-Rodriquez, E. Pastrava- Trejo, JC. Salas-Crisotomo, M. de-laCruz, M. 2017). So, unlike the many herbs, essential oils, and pharmaceuticals we have used to treat health concerns in the past, using CBD to activate the endocannabinoid system is demonstrating a whole new level of methods to provide relief from the common conditions we face.

Lab Results – CBD Certificate of Analysis – CBD Pesticide Report

At 101 CBD, we continually test our products for accuracy, cannabinoid profiles and pesticides. Here is our most current 101 CBD Certificate of Analysis:   Here is our most current 101 CBD Pesticide Report:    

CBD for PTSD

CBD for PTSD

You’ve heard about taking CBD for PTSD, but how does it work? It has been reported that 70% of adults in the United States have gone through some type of traumatic event at one point in their life. It’s estimated that 44.7 million people have […]

The Difference Between Full-Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate

The Difference Between Full-Spectrum CBD and CBD Isolate

CBD has been taking the world by storm. More and more people are learning about this “miracle oil”, yet many of us still have unanswered questions or have been misinformed. One of the main misunderstandings of CBD oil is that all CBD is not created equal because of the difference between Full-Spectrum CBD and CBD isolate. If you know the difference between Tang and freshly squeezed orange juice, you’re on the right track. 

Full-Spectrum oil, like ours, ensures you are getting the benefit of multiple active plant compounds including CBD. Our oil includes a wide variety of cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBDV, CBG, and CBC as well as valuable terpenes, vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, phytonutrients and other plant materials. Many people refer to Full-Spectrum oils as having an “entourage effect” which means you’re getting the benefits of not one, but all cannabinoids working together in harmony along with terpenes present in the plant, something that isolate products lack.

The opposite of Full-Spectrum is CBD isolate. This is simply pure, isolated CBD compound, all by itself. It’s a white powder that contains emulsifiers and solvents like corn starch and no other active compounds. It was once believed that a concentrated CBD powder would provide the most benefit considering CBD is the primary active compound however, after more studies were completed in 2015, researchers out of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Lautenberg Center for General and Tumor Immunology discovered what’s now called the “Entourage Effect.” Isolating CBD strips the oil of cannabinoids, terpenes, other components that add to the immediate and long-term healing power of the hemp extraction. Also, in this powder form, the CBD isolate simply rolls off the CB1 and CB2 receptors so it has been shown that though you might feel the effects of the CBD isolate, it does not engage with your endocannabinoid system like Full-Spectrum CBD. 

Even though the health benefits of Full-Spectrum CBD outweigh that of CBD isolate, for some, CBD isolate can be a better option. In Full-Spectrum CBD, there has to be a trace amount of THC for it to be considered “Full-Spectrum”. In order for our CBD to be legal, the amount of THC must be less than .03%. If you are taking an average dose of our CBD (typically 20mg per day for an adult) the amount of THC should not result in a failed drug test. In much higher doses, like hundreds of milligrams daily, it is possible that trace levels of THC will be detected. CBD isolate could give its users piece of mind that their drug test will come out clean. 

The difference between Full-Spectrum CBD and CBD isolate is clear but when deciding between the two products, it’s important to weigh the differences and base your decision on your independent health goals.

Why We Use White Willow Bark in our Alleviate Products

Why We Use White Willow Bark in our Alleviate Products

White willow bark extract is another superstar addition to our CBD products for pain and inflammation.  It is the synergistic ingredient in our Alleviate line to add further anti- inflammatory, analgesic, and anti-oxidant power. White willow bark, or Salix Alba, has been used by cultures […]


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