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All CBD Jelly Beans have been Shipped!!! (plus CBD Jelly Bean Review)

I am a huge fan of David Klein, the guy who created the Jelly Belly trademark. He is the first person I have ever had a conversation with who required me to watch his documentary as a prerequisite to friendship. And he's absolutely right, you really need to watch his documentary to understand him. I was so grateful to be on the phone with him, absolutely in awe. This guy had Ronald Reagan promoting his Jelly Beans and the way his "business partners" screwed him was wrong. He made that brand. He really did. 

The sugar free is really really amazing. I was blown away by the smell, texture, and taste. I have never had a gourmet jelly bean. We all have different bodies but I felt the CBD right away, I mean its really not that different than a gel capsule. So the delivery is quite fast. Amanda will be posting a product review video online on Monday or Tuesday. 

As much nationwide attention as they have been receiving, Spectrum Confections deserves arguably more. 

A great tasting sugar free CBD product? That in itself is big news. 

All preorders and orders placed before cutoff were all shipped out today. And we offer same day shipping as of now. So no waiting.

Orders placed today will go out on Monday. 

We have some really really amazing updates coming along and we cant wait to share. 

Have a great weekend!!!

John

 

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What’s all the buzz over this sweet, sugar free, treat?

David Klein, creator of Jelly Belly (TM), let the beans spill about his newest CBD infused confection.

There is a humming in the air over something sweet, but all the noise isn’t the bees buzzing over their honey! This week started off with an announcement about the most exciting candy to be released this spring.  This little confection is not meant for your child’s Easter basket though. CBD jelly beans from David Klein, founder of Jelly Belly (TM), are finally here and packs of sugar free ones are available on Distagram.com  That’s right, Distagram has the newest candy from Spectrum (TM) Confections. One look at Food Insider or Delish.com and you can see the “buzz” is also that they are sold out but-Distagram has them for sale now! 

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The beans have 10mg of CBD each, making them a convienient dosing option for low levels of CBD.  They come in packs of 10, for a total of 100/mg of CBD per package.  People are already asking if they will get to see these on their next vacation to the Jelly Belly (TM) factory in Fairfield, CA-and the answer to that is, no.  These are created by the founder of Jelly Belly (TM) so you can count on those delectable gourmet flavors you would expect from everyone’s favorite jelly bean maker but they are a product by Spectrum (TM) Confections.  You can order an assorted pack of the sugar free, sour, or traditional on Distagram. I don’t know about you, but I genuinely can’t wait to try all the flavors. 

 

 

 

 

 

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Happy Sugar Free Sunday!!!

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend! Positive vibes. Just a heads up we are pushing through updates like crazy. So thats whats going on :)

So I noticed the sugar free section has been very popular this weekend....or atleast yesterday, I suppose the weekend is not over yet. One of my really good friends stopped by a few days ago and she cant eat anything. I am surprised she isnt allergic to air and I gave her one of the sugar free sprig sodas. She loved them.

And honestly I didnt realize the melon soda was sugar free so thats good for everyone. They taste really amazing and with that CBD affect you really just LOVE this soda and have no idea why :)  

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The MOST Motivating Thing That Happened Last Week (Free Samples)

So one of the orders I got last week....and I know the customer was happy because they saved like a hundred bucks on some full spectrum 1500 super concentrated nutralife product. I like when customers order the hyper concentrated stuff because they understand the benefits of CBD, they save the most money, and they actually use it. Oh and some of the stories you get to hear as customers start to heal and improve.....really just make your day.

He was getting this for his wife, the supplier and I had a miscommunication...BUT the customer actually got his product faster than he or I expected AND because they ordered a decent amount I made sure to include a strawberry cheesecake   and a key lime bar cbd for his wife as well. 

It felt really good to provide a customer over a $140 of savings and we look forward to making this marketplace even more and more accesible to the masses. 

 

John

 

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Updating the logo, buttons, and url

If you have checked the site over the last 24-48 hours you will see a lot of user interface "things" going on. The url has changed and while I am not touting my own horn.....I designed the logo thats showing up in the next few hours and am probably responsible for the formatting issues it has created. You will see and I am sure it will be a much bigger deal to us than it is to you but I really really hope you like it. If you have been keeping tabs on us over the last month we have been ramping up our updates and are very grateful for the response we have been recieving. 

TIP: We have some pretty big deals on nutralife this week going on ;)

As you see these updates and this explosion of traffic....please remember it is free to set up a merchant account, you have to pass an extremely scrutinizing underwriting process and are subject to public scutiny....which is a good thing because then customers have an additional layer of assurance. This will allow you to process credit cards on your own website or through us. So either way you win. 

 

John

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Can I take CBD and still pass a drug screening?

Will CBD register positive on a drug test?

    Here is a study that says-no, not in a urine test for THC anyways.

Does CBD get you High?

It is becoming common knowledge that cannabidiol, or CBD, does not get you high.  However, ingesting CBD orally is still highly controversial, and has recently been banned in several US locales.  A study out of Brazil offers some forward movement in asserting that CBD does not convert to THC through oral ingestion.  This is good news for anyone who has to pass drug screens but is interested in the potential benefits of CBD, without THC.

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1st of 2 Previous studies makes unfounded assertions.

They take two previous studies that asserted that CBD does convert into THC, and address their mistaken assertions.  The first study they reference is from 2016 and concluded that CBD can convert to THC in the presence of Stomach Acid.  However, this is solely in a petri dish, under simulated conditions, not with living test subjects. The second study involved human participants but had incomplete, or negligible results.

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2nd provides evidence that needs further substantiation.

In response to the previously mentioned study, the theory was tested on human beings. They were given high doses of CBD (600-700mg) and while THC showed in blood tests, the THC levels registered around 1-2% of the CBD dosage. THC was not present in urine screenings.  THC metabolites present in urine samples when THC has been metabolized in the liver-something occurs with oral ingestion, in this case it was not detectable. I think it is important to point out that their doses of CBD were quite high and the THC levels were consistent with the current definition of hemp, which allows for up to 3% THC.  The THC may not have been from conversion but rather was present to begin with.

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The silver lining is that more research will only bring good news.

While it cannot be conclusively stated that CBD doesn’t convert into THC through oral ingestion, I propose that this coin has two bright sides.  Either this study is right, and CBD does not convert to THC when we eat it. Or, flushing out the answer could in fact prove to be an even bigger discovery.  One that is in Hemp’s favor because of the likelihood that there is weight to theories about the “entourage effect”. The entourage effect is the belief that cannabinoids work best when used in conjunction with one another, especially CBD and THC.  Furthermore, if the synergistic benefits of THC and CBD are truly the best thing for us and CBD partially metamorphosizes within our body, this would mean that these amazing molecules actually transmutate to create a more effective reaction in our body!


 

Resources:

The 17 Most Compelling Studies on CBD from 2017

A Conversion of Oral Cannabidiol to Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol Seems Not to Occur in Humans

Identification of Psychoactive Degradants of Cannabidiol in Simulated Gastric and Physiological Fluid

Conversion of Cannabidiol Following Oral Administration: Authors' Response to Grotenhermen et al. DOI: 10.1089/can.2016.0036





 

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CBD research-where should I begin?

Researching cannabis research, will it help me find answers?

The more I learn about Cannabis and CBD, the more I realize we are all at a loss for answers and facts.  The long history of prohibition not only resulted in stigma surrounding cannabis use, it halted most of the  scientific progress that could have been made along the way. On social media I am constantly being told, do your research.  So I did. The only problem is-the research does not all add up, there are conflicting theories and opinions. However, I think it is important to dissect, or rather, inspect, the research that is available and then go from there.

CBD and Anxiety-does it help or not?

I found an article from early 2018 that compiled what they considered to be the 17 best studies on CBD.  I immediately dove into the piece on CBD and Anxiety. Why? Well, because I have anxiety and the topic appealed the most to me.  Especially because the title led me to believe CBD probably does not help reduce anxiety. How can this be when I feel like CBD helps my anxiety? Luckily, I did not stop there and I read on to find out why they said CBD is ineffective in treating anxiety.

Truth is in the details with this CBD case study.

I read through the results of the study titled: CBD’s Potential Lack of Effect on Anxiety, by David L. Arndt and Harriet de Wit; University of Chicago.  They created a double blind placebo controlled study and carried it out on a pool of 38 test subjects.  The intent was to determine the efficacy of CBD on emotional stimuli. Here is where, I feel, the problem comes in-this study was restricted to “healthy” individuals.  Anyone diagnosed with anxiety was precluded from the study. Yes, you heard me right, people with anxiety were not participants in a study that concluded CBD was likely ineffective on anxiety. Stating that CBD does not “dampen” response to emotional stimuli in a healthy individual, does not sound like the right way to prove its’ effectiveness on reducing anxiety.

It is abundantly clear, we need more Cannabis research.

Realizing that research can be set up to prove or disprove a particular agenda, is part of what has inspired me to dissect and revisit the 17 most compelling CBD studies from 2017.  After I read each study, I will then look for new facts or evidence that has come out. I am going assess and summarize updates, flush out discrepancies, and explain the state of current cannabis research on topics like pain relief, opiate addiction, PTSD, and more.   CBD helps so many people feel better-I won’t ignore all of the testimonials and replace that information with data that was manipulated. I am looking forward to sharing advancements in past and future Cannabis research.

By Amanda Singleton

 

References/Resources:

The 17 Most Compelling Studies on CBD from 2017

http://haleighshope.co/blog/17-compelling-studies-cbd-2017/

 

CBD’s Potential Lack of Effect on Anxiety

Authors: David L. Arndt and Harriet de Wit; University of Chicago

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/pdf/10.1089/can.2017.0014

 

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Benefits of pure CBD isolate

As these wonderful days progress I am spending more and more time experimenting with different CBD products. One of the most common arguements I have heard was the full spectrum versus pure cbd isolate debate. Which is better for me? And I learned that the different use cases make an actual difference.

For example, with a full spectrum CBD product because it has those tiny bits of marijuana its going to make you a little sleepier. Versus a CBD isolate type of product that is more for day time use, products that suppliers sell to people working out etc. A super strong full spectrum CBD product has benefits including great sleep but for my body the straight CBD isolates are definetly what I use for daytime use. Sugar free products like these are my favorites and anyone that references this blog post in your order gets a free full spectrum lollipop along with that sugar free CBD Pinneaple edible. 

THEN you have the CBD isolate and the full spectrum, really curious as to what you think :)

 

 

John 

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Just expanded the "Sugar Free CBD" section ;)

Alright so sugar free items that taste good are incredibly important.

As a wanna be vegetarian or atleast..... ATLEAST lose a couple pounds because I am used to going to the gym but tore a muscle in my shoulder so cant lift weights as I need time for my muscle to repair. The CBD takes care of the pain problem but the muscle still needs time to repair.

That is a legitimate excuse. Atleast thats what I tell myself.

I have to pay more attention to my diet in this transitional not working out phase. A huge step of that is eliminating as much sugar out of my diet as I personally can possibly stand. I love the chocolates that we reperesent. We have fast absorption 120mg and 500mg bars and it is an experience. 

Sometimes people have no choice but to eliminate sugar completely out of their diet. These AMAZING people still deserve edibles that taste AMAZING! 

Just type in "sugar free" in the search bar and you will see. These are dried fruits and it has the CBD isolate directly infused with no additional sugars added. And with great prices. Like checkout this fruit medley deal.

John

 

 

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500MG Peanut Butter and Jelly Chocolate Bar Review

Alright so this is an incredibly delicous item. It is five oclock my time and I ate a whole bar. The entire 500mg bar in one serving and after reading the nutritional facts on the back of this box, the bar is supposed to be broken up into eight servings. So I am ready to take a nap. And I will shortly, so back to this delicous bar  which is a "Grape white chocolate atop a crunchy peanut butter chocolate layer", it is one of the most flavorful chocolate bars I have ever had. I wish I could describe this taste to you but I ate an entire bar and we have video reviews coming out of this and the key lime chocolate which I have not tried. I was legitimately surprised by the peanut butter crunchiness, it was really really good. Videos will be out shortly. Oh and we have a bunch of cool new products coming out in the next few days online. 

John

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