application of CBD primarily affects the endocannabinoid receptors in the skin and supports hemostasis , the body ’ s natural ability to heal . The effects are relaxation and a sense of well-being . CBD will not get you high .”
— LAURIE BERRY • DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION • BODY BLISS
“ That you will lose your banking or insurance provider if you offer CBD ( almost all banks and insurance companies will allow CBD sales as long as you can provide them with Certificates of Analysis proving the products you are using meet the qualifications of industrial hemp CBD ).”
— KIMBERLY DEORSEY • CLIENT SOLUTIONS EXECUTIVE • CAUSE + MEDIC
“[ That ] more CBD is better . False . Evidence shows that everybody has a different threshold around which CBD works optimally with their own physiology . The World Health Organization did a study on CBD and determine that it is non-toxic , non-addictive and non-psychoactive , which means there is no danger when experimenting with dosage amounts . * ”
— KELLY STOLL • FOUNDER & CEO • VITAL BODY THERAPEUTICS * World Health Organization . ( 2018 ). ( rep .). Cannabidiol ( CBD ) Critical Review Report . Geneva .
WHAT IS MOST CRITICAL FOR SPA LEADERS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT FULL-SPECTRUM CBD VS . BROAD SPECTRUM VS . ISOLATES WHEN EVALUATING CURRENT OR FUTURE PRODUCT LINES ?
“ Understanding that a full-spectrum CBD contains THC , albeit small amounts , but that even a small amount might deter a therapist or guest from using this form of CBD . Isolate is very stable , pure and is a powerful alternative .”
— MATT WALSH • CEO • SPLISH NATURALS
“ Imagine CBD isolate as a single clarinet . It ’ s enjoyable to listen to , but there ’ s nothing compared to a full symphony . It ’ s no different when thinking in terms of CBD isolate vs .
a full range of cannabinoids ( CBC , THC , CBG , etc .) in broad- and full-spectrum hemp extract . Cannabinoids work best when they are used together .”
— APRIL MCCOY • VP OF PROFESSIONAL BEAUTY • GREEN II GOLD
“ While CBD is the most widely known cannabinoid , there are hundreds of phytochemicals and other cannabinoids like CBG and CBDV found in full spectrum hemp that show promising studies on their positive effect on inflammation , calming irritations and more .”
— HOLLY WYDRA • DIRECTOR OF TREATMENT ENGAGEMENT FARMHOUSE FRESH
“ Full-spectrum CBD uses the whole plant and does contain THC . Broad spectrum uses the whole plant but does not have THC . Isolate is just that : the isolated active ingredient of CBD in its purest form .”
— HANNAH DUNCAN • OWNER • WELL PRODUCTS
“ Most of the research on CBD is done using a CBD isolate and the results are decisive : CBD isolate works to reduce inflammation and calm the nervous system . Many people claim that only full spectrum and broad-spectrum CBD oil work , however the research does not support this theory .”
— KELLY STOLL • FOUNDER & CEO • VITAL BODY THERAPEUTICS
WHAT IS MOST CRITICAL FOR SPA LEADERS TO UNDERSTAND ABOUT CBD OIL EXTRACTION AND / OR PRODUCT TESTING BEFORE MAKING PARTNERSHIP OR PURCHASING DECISIONS ?
“ One way for a spa director to ensure that they are providing their customers with a safe and efficacious product is to take time to request certificates of analysis ( COAs ) from the brands they are considering and to review the line items that call out the presence of heavy metals , harsh chemicals and pesticides . Directors should also be wary of
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