035: CBD Oil: What To Know Before Your Buy w/ Gretchen Lidicker

While CBD is all the rage right now, there is still a lot of misinformation surrounding it. My guest today is here to clear up some of the common confusions relating to CBD and hemp. 

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Gretchen Lidicker is a scientist, journalist, and the health editor at mindbodygreen.com. She has a masters in physiology and biophysics with a concentration in complementary and alternative medicine from Georgetown University and has worked on the academic and clinical side of integrative medicine for many years.

She's originally from Sedona, Arizona, where she was first exposed to natural medicine. Gretchen is the author of two books, CBD Oil Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Hemp-Derived Health & Wellness and Magnesium Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Magnesium Oil, Epsom Salts, And Nature's Relaxation Mineral.

Today, we'll be talking more about CBD to help answer some of your questions and hopefully remove some of the mystery surrounding it and its products. 

Have you started incorporating CBD into your routine? Leave a comment!

 

In this episode

  • Some CBD and hemp basics. 
  • How do you know that you are purchasing a good quality CBD product? What to look for.
  • CBD used in skincare products.
  • Is CBD just a fad?
  • Best way to consume CBD.

 

Quotes

Cannabis Sativa includes both marijuana (which is the psychoactive version) and hemp (which is non-psychoactive, and used a lot for clothing, fuel, paper, things like that. ” [2:12]

“The FDA does not test and approve supplements or CBD before it goes on the market. So it's up to you to make sure you're finding a brand that has your health in mind. There are so many great CBD brands out there. But, sort of like with supplements, there are a few that are ruining it for everybody.” [5:20]

“You want a company that's going to be able to provide lab tests that show you the potency and purity of your exact batch number of oil.” [5:55]

 

Links

Find Gretchen online

Grab a copy of Gretchen's books:

CBD Oil Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Hemp-Derived Health & Wellness

and

Magnesium Everyday Secrets: A Lifestyle Guide To Magnesium Oil, Epsom Salts, And Nature's Relaxation Mineral

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“The FDA does not test and approve supplements or CBD before it goes on the market. So it's up to you to make sure you're finding a brand that has your health in mind. There are so many great CBD brands out there. But, sort of like with supplements, there are a few that are ruining it for everybody.”


Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS

Jennifer Fugo, MS, CNS is an integrative Clinical Nutritionist and the founder of Skinterrupt. She works with women who are fed up with chronic gut and skin rash issues discover the root causes and create a plan to get them back to a fuller, richer life.


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