16 Feb CBD for Health Food Stores
Customers worldwide are discovering the myriad of benefits provided by CBD oil products. They are hearing about it on the nightly news, reading about it on their favorite health and wellness websites, and learning about it from their friends. Your customers are looking to access CBD for themselves but are wary of getting it from a source they don’t trust.
Why not fill this void for your loyal customers by providing them with the high-quality CBD products they have been asking about? Already valued at over $170 million in 2016, the hemp derived CBD oil market is expected to grow to $1 billion by 2020. A pioneer in the CBD oil industry, HempMeds® was the first company to create CBD hemp oil products for a mass market, shipping our award-winning CBD products around the world.
What is CBD Oil?
Cannabidiol or CBD is one of the most exciting restorative compounds available in the health and wellness industry today, and consumers worldwide are looking to access its beneficial effects for themselves.
CBD is a cannabinoid, a class of over 100 chemical compounds present in the cannabis plant, including marijuana and hemp. Found in the cannabis plant’s flowers, seeds, and stalks, CBD can be extracted from the plant as part of its cannabis oil.
This cannabis oil can then be processed into a number of CBD products that are used to boost the body’s ability to promote balance. When CBD oil is extracted from low-THC hemp, the resulting products are non-psychoactive and safe to use by everyone.
How is CBD Oil Used to Improve Wellness?
These CBD oil products can be used by your customers to help them achieve wellbeing by promoting proper sleep, appetite, metabolism, immune response, and more.
When CBD oil products are used, plant-based cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids like CBD are absorbed by the body where they make their way to the bloodstream and are transported throughout the body to interact with special cannabinoid receptors in the central and peripheral nervous systems.
The neural communication network that uses these cannabinoid neurotransmitters, known as the endocannabinoid system, plays a critical role in the nervous system’s normal functioning. Endocannabinoids such as anandamide and 2-AG function as neurotransmitters, sending chemical messages between nerve cells throughout the nervous system.
Phytocannabinoids mimic the roles of the body’s endogenous (naturally-occurring) cannabinoids like anandamide and 2-AG. CBD and THC’s chemical structures are similar to those of 2-AG and anandamide, allowing us to use them to manipulate the endocannabinoid system to achieve beneficial effects in the body.
HempMeds® distributes its line of hemp-derived CBD oil products while following all Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines. Because of this, we are unable to make medical claims about products.
CBD oil products come in a variety of consumption types, such as capsules, tinctures, topical salves, vaporizers, pure hemp oil oral applicators, and more. These daily use products provide all the benefits of CBD with none of the worry over THC from other medical marijuana products.
Is CBD Legal to Sell in My Store?
Hemp products are legal in the U.S. The legality of hemp and hemp-derived products was clarified with the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill. Hemp is defined in the U.S. as any cannabis plant containing 0.3% THC per dry weight or less. At these levels, the THC in hemp-derived CBD oil products is far too low to produce psychoactive effects in humans.
Because our products are derived from low-THC hemp, they are federally legal in the U.S. and in over 40 countries internationally. However, we suggest you check your local and state laws to see if CBD oil products have any special restrictions where you have your store.
You can learn more about the legality of CBD oil here.
CBD Oil Products from HempMeds®
HempMeds® carries the safe and effective CBD oil products your customers want. Our CBD oil products cover a wide range of consumption methods, concentrations, and price points, fitting the many different needs of your customers.
Pure CBD Hemp Oils:
Real Scientific Hemp Oil™ (RSHO™) is our CBD hemp oil in its most unadulterated form. A thick, viscous oil, RSHO™ contains high levels of CBD, up to 120 mg, as well as essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, and other trace cannabinoids. Perfect for those looking for the highest concentration of CBD in their product, RSHO™ is available in 3 labels (Green, Blue, and Gold) and provides a high-CBD hemp oil product with minimal processing.
Learn more about the differences between RSHO™ Green, Blue, and Gold Labels here.
While our RSHO™ pure hemp oil is our most potent product, our tinctures are our least potent. Made with the same hemp oil as our other products, our tinctures are mixed with vegetable glycerine or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil to give them a thinner consistency and lower overall strength between 1 mg and 10.5 mg per serving.
RSHO™, Dixie Botanicals®, and Cibdex® all feature tinctures in their brand. While RSHO™ tinctures are unflavored, Dixie Botanicals® and Cibdex® offer all-natural flavors like vanilla, cinnamon, and peppermint, in addition to an unflavored option.
Our RSHO™ brand also carries a line of liquid products. RSHO™ Liquid is made by combining our pure hemp oil with MCT oil for a mid-potency product that combines the benefits of pure RSHO™ hemp oil with the ease and portability of tinctures.
Because RSHO™ Liquid is made using sustainable coconut and palm oils, it can easily be added to your favorite foods and beverages or taken on a spoon. Read our guide to creative ways to enjoy your RSHO™ Liquid here or come up with your own favorite method to take RSHO™ Liquid.
Several of our brands (RSHO™, Dixie Botanicals®, and Cibdex®) also offer our CBD hemp oil in capsule form for unrivaled ease and portability. It is easy to slip these hemp oil capsules in among your daily vitamins without much change to your day.
For customers with a preference, RSHO™ capsules come in Green, Blue, and Gold Labels, contain 25 mg of CBD each, and are combined with 200 mg of calcium and 200 mg of our proprietary blend of powdered turmeric root and white willow bark for added botanical effects.
Dixie Botanicals® and Cibdex® also offer similar 25 mg CBD capsules, but without the turmeric root or white willow bark.
RSHO™ CBD Isolate:
At 99% purity, RSHO™ CBD Isolate is the most potent CBD product available on the market. Found here in its pure crystalline form, CBD isolate is a fine white powder containing only the CBD chemical compound. CBD isolate is an all-natural product, extracted from the hemp plant and refined down to an incredible purity.
When consumed off a specially-equipped vape pen, CBD isolate can be vaped, allowing the user to inhale the pure CBD vapor. CBD isolate can also be dissolved into vape liquids for a CBD infused-vape. CBD Isolate can also be consumed as is, mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil, or blended into smoothies or other foods and beverages.
Designed for external use, CBD hemp oil topicals are a popular option among customers new to hemp oil. Rubbed into the desired area, topicals are absorbed into the skin for localized benefits and never make it into the bloodstream.
RSHO™ CBD hemp oil salve and Dixie Botanicals® Hemp oil Salvation Balm offer 50 mg of CBD per jar. Massaged into the skin, muscles, and joints, these topicals combine full-spectrum hemp oil with ingredients like beeswax, camphora essential oils, and cedarwood and lavender oils to revitalize muscles and nourish the skin.
Is CBD Safe for My Customers?
CBD is considered to be safe and non-toxic for humans, even at high amounts. A research paper titled Safety and side effects of cannabidiol explored this subject in depth.
To further ensure the safety of our products, we extract our oil using safe supercritical CO2. We examine our oil at three points in our manufacturing process as part of our Triple Lab Tested™ standard to ensure consistency and protect our end users from any potential contamination.
Once our hemp oil is certified to be safe, our formulators in San Diego infuse our oil into our complete line of CBD hemp oil products. California has some of the most rigorous safety standards in the world. Our commitment to these lofty standards allows us to create only top quality finished products for your customers.
Adding CBD to Your Health and Wellness Shop
We supply health food stores and other wellness shops the opportunity to become wholesale distributors. This gives you the chance to offer the top quality CBD oil products to your customers.
Provide the CBD oil products your customers have been inquiring about. There is more to learn about hemp, CBD, and the HempMeds® brands of CBD products on our blog.