Redstrap CBD Oil

DoseofnatureRedstrapCBDinHempOilYou may have already seen CNN’s three part series, Weed, in which Dr. Sanjay Gupta apologizes for dismissing medical marijuana and illustrates its successes. Gupta is an assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine, associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Gray Memorial Hospital and CNN’s chief medical correspondent.

I’ve been interested in Cannabidiol (CBD) oils since I first heard of their use in helping children with Dravet’s Syndrome and I wrote about them in my posts, “What is CBD Oil” and “Medical Marijuana.” I know parents and others who are looking for something to help a child or loved one with an intractable condition.

But, how does one know if CBD oils are an option? What oils can be trusted? What is the right dosage amount? The answers to these and other questions about CBD oils are not easily available so I’ve created a criteria for evaluating CBD Oils to help in their selection.

CRITERIA FOR EVALUATING CBD OILS

The first one I am evaluating is Dose of Nature’s Redstrap CBD Oil in Hemp Oil; I was recently sent a review sample of this product and have just begun using it.

NAME OF PRODUCT

Redstrap CBD Oil in Hemp Oil.

NAME OF MANUFACTURER

Dose of Nature is a company committed to the Triple Bottom Line (People, Planet, Profit). According to their website, “If a business isn’t working toward improving all three bottom lines together, then it is not sustainable long term for humanity, and ends up being a parasite to the world.”

Their product focus is:

  • Low-dose oral consumption
  • Water soluble
  • Rapid bio-availabilty at cellular level
  • Advanced cellular hydration

Dose of Nature achieves increased bio-availabiltiy and improved cellular hydration through the use of nano technology; nano sizing speeds nutrient uptake and absorption. According to CEO, Richard Richardson, Dose of Nature has been using nano technology in other products for nearly a decade and has seen no safety issues. Richardson believes nano sizing is appropriate for products we ingest because the body is a natural nano-sizing machine and normally breaks down what it ingests into nano size particles before digestion.

WHAT IS THE PERCENTAGE OF CBD IN THE PRODUCT?

65 to 80%.

This is the highest percentage of CBD among legal hemp extract products. Other companies advertise the following percentages of CBD in their products:

WHAT IS THE SOURCE OF THE CARRIER OIL?

dreamstime_s_8755482Each of the four base oils—apricot kernel oil, coconut oil, hemp seed oil, and olive oil—are 100% organic, extra-virgin, cold-pressed oils sourced from JD Edwards in Massachusetts.

HOW IS THE OIL EXTRACTED?

The oil is extracted from the leaves of the industrial hemp plant using super critical CO2 extraction, the extraction process commonly used in the industry and one that results in a sticky paste. Dose of Nature runs this paste through a de-waxing process that removes resins, and other constituents—removing the waxes from the paste increases the bioavailability of the CBD. The result is a clean product that is deep red, viscous and looks like blackstrap molasses. This molasses like substance is next dissolved into one of the carrier oils.

HOW IS THE HEMP GROWN?

All of the hemp products at Dose of Nature are grown from Certified EU Strains of non-GMO Hemp, and grown to strict organic standards in France, Spain, Germany, and Czech Republic.

ARE PESTICIDES USE TO GROW THE HEMP?

The hemp products are tested to ensure that they are pesticide and herbicide free.

HOW IS THE CBD DELIVERED?

The CBD is dissolved in a carrier oil and taken by the dropperfull. It is also available in water and glycerin based products.

IS ANYTHING ADDED TO THE PRODUCT?

Vitamin E is added to prevent oxidization.

WHAT IS THE COST?

$79.95 for one fluid ounce

WHAT IS THE DOSE?

20 drops, or 1 milliliter, or 1 dropperful once or twice a day.

It is absorbed best if taken alone without food, but it can also be mixed in a smoothie or a salad dressing or squirted inside a cherry tomato.

WHAT IS THE COST PER DOSE?

At 30 doses per bottle, each dose costs $2.67.

WHAT CONDITIONS IS IT USED FOR?
dreamstime_s_47321312This product is not evaluated by the FDA and thus can make no claims as a treatment for disease. However, US Government Patent #6,630,507 says that “Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties,” which makes them useful in age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. “The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants,”…following stroke, and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases.

According to Richardson, CBD has anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, and pain relief benefits. The bioavailability of Redstrap is especially helpful for people with sensitive GI tract and some customers have reported success with ADHD and autism. However, Jennifer May, co-founder of Hope 4 Children With Epilepsy, doubts that the legal hemp extract products have enough CBD or are affordable enough for children with severe seizures.

Before proceeding, Richardson recommends that customers get advice about dosing and on choosing the most appropriate product. Call 801-607-5096 with your questions. And, as their label says, contact a healthcare practitioner if you are pregnant, breastfeeding or want to give this product to a child.

HOW LONG BEFORE YOU NOTICE AN EFFECT?

While some may feel an effect quickly, the company recommends allowing two to three weeks to evaluate the effect of CBD on your condition.

WHAT ARE THE SAFETY CLAIMS FOR THIS PRODUCT?

The FDA currently considers non-THC hemp based cannabinoids, including CBD, to be “food based” and therefore “sale-able.” They are considered to be nutritional supplements rather than pharmaceutical treatments. However, the FDA has not evaluated the safety of this product.

WHAT ARE THE CLAIMS OF EFFECTIVENESS

No claims can be made.

ARE CLAIMS BACKED UP BY COMPANY OR THIRD PARTY RESEARCH?

Company research is in process. Extensive third party research has been done on the effectiveness of cannabinoids, but none on the Dose of Nature CBD products at this time.

FOR MOPE INFORMATION

Dose of Nature

97 Mountain Way Drive

Orem, UT 84058

Tel: +1 801-607-5096

Email: info@doseofnature.com

Skype: DoseofNature

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Peggy O'Mara newPeggy O’Mara is the editor and publisher of peggyomara.com. She was the editor and publisher of Mothering magazine from 1980 to 2011 and the editor-in-chief of Mothering.com from 1995 to 2012.. The author of Having a Baby Naturally; Natural Family Living; The Way Back Home; and A Quiet Place, Peggy has conducted workshops at Omega Institute, Esalen, La Leche League, and Bioneers. She is the mother of four and grandmother of three.

 

 

 

 

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8 thoughts on “Redstrap CBD Oil

  1. Mary

    Thank you for this. After much research and personal experience I’ve come to believe that CBD hemp oil is one of the most important discoveries of our time and an integral part of the revolution in personal and planetary health and well being that’s taking place today. We’ve just scratched the surface, and it’s a joy watching it all unfold!

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  2. Jose segui

    I bought this and it didn’t work at all. Save your money and do more research about the good CBD oils. Really, no difference after finishing bottle. Buy a better product. ..

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  3. lisa

    I have a child with psychological problems clinical depression, bad though, few attempts of suicide. I started giving him the dose of nature cdb oil, like magic stop all the bad thoughts , the physics. I’m in total surprise. Medication help my child but with the addition of the CBD oil is almost as normal. He is happy, no more thoughts of Killing himself. I’m so grateful of these product.
    In Addition I have my dad that has 95 years old he was forgetting everything, he was getting shaky when he walk, sleeping all the time. I started the CBD oil from dose of nature, in one week my dad has energy, he is waking to Smith grocery store about 12 blocks to buy milk , bread. He is happy. He call me this morning to thank me for the drops. I start taking it as well, I don’t have any sickness it just help me to be more focus and come down. I love these product, is a bet expensive, but is totally worth it !!!

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  4. Lauren

    I bought this and wasted my money because it didn’t work at all. Only cannabis sativa or indica work for medical conditions. This was a major rip off.

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  5. Jose segui

    I believe all those lies. .. Sad, because I didn’t feel any changes at all. .. I fell for it… I won’t fall again. ..

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  6. Adrian

    Some good comments above regarding the quality of CBD OIL. At Ensohara our clinical compounding pharmacists developed a CBD Hemp OIl that from the outset was focused on providing the help that people needed. Producing organic, non-gmo full spectrum CBD based on the full plant and not partial raw material (USA Grown). We aim for 72-92% CBD in any one batch and at the highest potency/purity available naturally.

    Our clinical team stand by our CBD and work directly with patients to address various conditions and ailments.

    more info at http://www.ensohara.com

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