CBD continues to sweep the nation, as it’s one of the few growing businesses (despite a struggling economy) during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CBD and hemp industry is not only surviving these trying times, they are thriving – and there’s a good reason for it. CBD offers a holistic, natural type of support that you simply can’t find over the counter anywhere else, and it’s unbelievably versatile, too.

It makes sense that, when experiencing all-time high levels of emotional fatigue, consumers are seeking all-natural, non-addictive solutions. Especially lately, everyday Americans are experiencing heavy emotional burdens as they face:

  • Job loss, cutback of hours, or furlough
  • Personal illness
  • Caring for a sick loved one
  • Homeschooling children
  • Balancing working from home with other responsibilities
  • General fear during these uncertain times
  • …and many other unique, challenging circumstances

To get through this difficult time, eager customers have begun bulk ordering their favorite CBD products, just to make sure they have them on hand when they need them. We understand the thought process here, because peace of mind is just about as important as the toilet paper many have been hoarding. But there are a few things to consider before stockpiling too much of your favorite products.

Before Panic Purchasing, Things To Consider:

First, we can confidently say that CBD isn’t going anywhere, so you don’t have to fear that you won’t be able to find your favorite products. Industry leaders, like The Hemp Doctor, not only stay ahead of the curve by ensuring the most cutting-edge CBD products are available to you, but they also are manufacturing products quickly and diligently to keep up with demand. If you see a good sale, definitely buy a few bottles, try new product releases, and plan ahead to support your own mental and physical health. But remember, while these products are taking the wellness industry by storm, they are the most potent and effective when used sooner rather than later.

That brings us to the topic of product shelf life. It is the most important reason to not get too out of control when buying in bulk.

In general, your CBD products should be stored indoors in a room-temperature, dry place. Even portable products made to be used on-the-go, like CBD gum or CBD freeze cream, should be kept in a bag or purse and shouldn’t be kept in direct sunlight or left in your vehicle.

Most favorites, like CBD Softgels and CBD Tinctures, have a shelf life of 18 months. What this essentially means is, as long as you store your CBD product properly, the specially-formulated compounds (and the supplemental ingredients) will be optimally effective for about 18 months.

Does this mean your products will be completely ineffective after 18 months?

Not exactly.

But they are unlikely to be as potent and fast-acting, as the active ingredients will have likely begun to degrade. It doesn’t mean your product needs to be thrown in the trash immediately, but they may not be as helpful because, frankly, they’ve gotten old and sat too long. We don’t recommend letting your valuable CBD products go untouched for several months. It is not only a waste of your hard-earned money, but it’s relief you could have benefited from, which would be a shame in itself.

Potential Shelf Life Outliers

Many wellness products are shelf-stable for a year or more, so the 18-month shelf life for CBD Softgels and CBD Tinctures makes perfect sense. However, we encourage you to closely read the package of any CBD product you purchase, because there may be outliers. Because CBD is so popular and versatile, high-end companies are getting very creative with their products. There are various types of edibles or beverage mixes that may be single-use, like a CBD lollipop or energy drink packet, for example. Simply reading the package to be sure of your product’s shelf life will help you maximize your purchase.

The Hemp Doctor: Your Hemp Professionals

At The Hemp Doctor, we specialize in all things hemp and CBD-related. We have experienced the benefits of high-quality CBD first hand, and it truly changed our lives. Because of that experience, we set out to make sure everyone had access to the highest quality CBD on the market so they can experience everything it can offer, too.

When you shop with us, you will not only have an excellent trusted retailer, leading the nation in cutting-edge CBD products; you’ll also have a health and wellness advocate on your side. We offer customers a completely transparent experience so they can shop with confidence. When you visit our website you will be able to:

  • Get to know our personal story, and see why we are so passionate about hemp and CBD.
  • Browse our versatile inventory of Premium CBD and Hemp products. We offer every tried-and-true customer favorite as well as an ever-growing number of innovative, highly effective products you won’t find anywhere else.
  • Learn all about our rigorous organic farming process, our scientifically-advanced extraction technique, and our highly-sophisticated production methods.
  • View the third-party lab results that verify every claim we make about what’s in the bottle (and what’s not!).
  • Fill out our online contact form, where you can ask questions or seek personal product recommendations from our knowledgeable hemp and CBD experts.

The Hemp Doctor is America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary because we offer an unparalleled shopping and wellness experience. We strive to educate our family of customers so they are equipped with the information they need to make the best decisions possible for their health and well-being. Whether you shop online and contact us digitally, call us, or stop in to meet us at our Mooresville, North Carolina shop, you will be treated like family.

We know that starting any new health or wellness regimen can be a challenge, but we also believe that it’s important to invest in yourself. You deserve to live a life with enhanced mental clarity and energy, and a mind and body that feel good. We are here every step of the way, and we can’t wait to see our unparalleled CBD help you achieve your goals!

Every day, there’s new information about the coronavirus swimming around on the internet. Eager people are desperate to have daily life get back to normal, so they’re relying on online articles and promising products to offer miracle cures. COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into the plans of millions across the nation (and the world) as proms, graduations, vacations, sporting events, and concerts have all been canceled, leaving people disappointed, to say the least. We know deep down that missing an event is a small price to pay to avoid spreading a potentially deadly virus, however, it still stings. We so desperately want a solution.

Now, we know this is obvious, but it has to be said: Everything you read on the internet is not true. Of course, you know this, but it doesn’t stop hopeful everyday folks from believing false information because they saw it online. That being said, we have to make this absolutely clear:

At this time, there is no known anti-viral for the coronavirus – including CBD.

It’s a disappointment, we know. But it’s true, and don’t let the internet tell you otherwise. No matter what you read, CBD is not an antiviral for COVID-19. If you suspect that you are sick, seek professional medical attention immediately and don’t rely on unsubstantiated internet claims for at-home, anti-viral remedies.

CBD – What It Can Do

While CBD isn’t a cure or anti-viral for the coronavirus (and we have yet to find one thus far), it receives enthusiastic praise every day for the many things it can do. If you are new to CBD and you don’t know what it’s capable of, here are a few of the top reasons people use the all-natural compound every day as part of their wellness routine.

❖ To start the day, most people prefer to take a CBD softgel or tincture with breakfast. Another popular option for many is to make a CBD latte or CBD smoothie.

❖ Throughout a hectic or strenuous day, when consumers need midday support, many reach for a CBD energy drink or tea. Delivering quick, sustainable relief for the wound-up mind, these CBD products make it easier to get through a busy day.

❖ After a challenging fitness routine, when muscles and joints are fatigued, CBD balm or freeze cream is applied topically to deliver prompt relief. Topical CBD products with menthol or camphor offer targeted, nourishing support to aid in the post-workout recovery process.

❖ Before bed, when the body and mind are feeling exhausted yet the mind struggles to lull into a restful slumber, a CBD Softgel + Melatonin is a popular ideal solution. Harnessing the power of both CBD and all-natural melatonin, the body can more easily relax and unwind. The product continues to release into the bloodstream throughout the night, helping to ensure individuals not only fall asleep, but stay soundly asleep until morning.

Morning to night time, there are versatile uses for this well-rounded wellness product. Between diligent researchers and eager consumers, new benefits are being discovered on a regular basis, making CBD a truly ideal holistic option for just about everyone.

CBD 101: A Basic Guide

Now that you know some of what CBD is capable of, you may be wondering if it’s too good to be true. The internet is full of misnomers on this topic as well, and many people are hesitant to give it a try because they are confused about what CBD actually is and whether it’s legal and safe. Because we know you are eager to reap the benefits of this amazing compound, we are going to clear up any questions you may have so you can be confident as you shop for CBD.

✓ CBD is an all-natural, plant-derived compound.

✓ CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many compounds extracted from the hemp plant.

Hemp-derived CBD is completely legal in the United States and has been since The Farm Bill of 2018 was signed into law. The legislation legalized all hemp-derived CBD containing .3% THC or less for production, purchase, and consumption.

✓ Hemp naturally contains extremely low levels of THC, short for tetrahydrocannabinol. THC is the ingredient that produces the “high” feeling typically associated with marijuana. Because hemp contains such small amounts of THC, it does not produce psychoactive side effects, making it a popular option for many.

✓ Hemp is in the cannabis plant family but is a different plant variation than it’s cousin, marijuana. It is important to distinguish the difference because hemp-based products are legal across the United States while marijuana (and products containing it) have a more complicated legal standing. To be clear: hemp-derived CBD products are completely legal.

✓ You can purchase CBD products with miniscule amounts of THC. Or, for your added peace of mind, you can purchase THC-free CBD products. You can easily tell the difference by reading the labels. Look for:

  • Full Spectrum:” Products with this designation have small amounts of naturally occurring THC.
  • Broad Spectrum:” Products with this designation have been processed further to remove small traces of THC.

Note: Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD products do not cause mind-altering side effects.

✓ CBD is non-addictive, which makes it a more appealing, safe, dependable wellness product.

Hemp and CBD – Quality Matters

As with any health and wellness product, the quality of your hemp or CBD is important. If you plan to consume a product or apply it to your skin, you should be able to trust what’s inside. At The Hemp Doctor, America’s Premier Hemp & CBD Dispensary, we don’t cut corners to save time or money, which results in a final product you can rely on.

Our hemp and CBD products are pure and robust, so they are guaranteed to be effective. We also diligently purify our products to ensure they are free of unwanted substances like harsh metals, chemicals, and molds. For an added layer of quality assurance, our products are third-party lab tested and you can view the lab results online at your leisure. We believe in a fully transparent CBD experience, and we are here to make sure you reap every benefit our organically grown CBD and hemp has to offer.

If you are ready to start experiencing more relaxed, tranquil days, contact us to see how our cutting-edge products can help. We look forward to joining you on this road to increased wellness!

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