Author: Stacie Fortson

Lush Valley CBD Review By Stacie Fortson

In my search for quality CBD manufacturers, I came across Lush Valley CBD. I only represent companies with quality CBD products that are third party tested. Lush Valley fell right into that very criteria.

When it comes to their products, they are very translucent. By this I mean, they tell where their plants come from, how they are grown, treated, and processed. You can view the entire process on their website. They offer videos to educate and reassure that they are creating a quality product.

The videos, in my opinion, also let you get to know your CBD manufacturer a little better. I know that I am more at ease buying products from a person I feel that I know, versus a total stranger.

Products Offered by Lush Valley CBD

Lush Valley CBD can be purchased in tincture (oil 1000 or 500mg), body butter (4oz. or 8 oz.), and pet spray. I think that keeping the product line simple like this, makes it easier for Lush Valley to concentrate on quality versus quanity.

Also, with fewer choices, it makes for easier decision making. Not saying that choices are bad, but sometimes it can feel overwhelming if there are too many, simplicity is good.

The tincture ingredients are also very simple, it contains full spectrum hemp extract and MTC oil, and is a NON-GMO hemp oil, is pesticide free, and lab tested < .3% THC (by an independent third party lab).

Third Party testing is unbiased, the results can be trusted to be accurate. These tests will also show the strength and safety of the products.

What Is The Big Deal About Being Organic?

Well, hemp is highly sensitive to it's environment which is why it belongs in the category of “Bioaccumulator”. To break it down, this means that the plant absorbs both the good and bad elements from the water, air and soil.

Growing hemp organically and naturally helps to guarantee that there are no pesticides, toxic metals or other dangerous hidden ingredients to come through in the CBD Products.

Organic growing is the safest and best way to grow most every product used by consumers. Any company that grows organic and uses organic ingredients is showing respect and care for their consumers, and environment.

What Can CBD Do For You?

Well that question is one for you to answer. I can tell you what CBD does for me, and you can read about what it does for others. As far as what it will do for you, that is your personal journey.

For me CBD has decreased my pain level due to arthritis and pinched nerves. It has increased my focus in general, and my patients to deal with the little things that normally aggrivate me.

I have never had sleeping issues, but I have read that it has helped others with sleeping as well. There are so many reviews on what CBD has done for people.

Keep in mind however, there are no scientific facts to back up any of the claims. There are studies being done, but not significant findings as of yet, aside from CBD does help with certain types of epilepsy.

There are some companies that are getting in trouble for making medical claims related to CBD, Lush Valley is not one. They do not make any claims that CBD is a medicine nor that it will cure any diseases or disorders.

They simply state that CBD reacts to CB receptors that are in our bodies. These receptors are the reason CBD, THC, and other cannabidiols work for us and our animals.

Without CB receptors in the body, hemp and marijuana would behave as mere herbs, like basil or oregano when consumed. But we have these receptors, and I say we have them for a reason, our bodies are designed to use cannabidiols.

However, as I stated earlier, what CBD will do for you is your own journey. No one can tell you how it will work for you, or if you will like it, that is all on you alone.

If you are wanting to try CBD, Lush Valley CBD is one of my recommendations for sure. You can click on any of the links in this review to buy yours today. And While you're there, I encourage you to visit their FAQ's and videos on their "about us" page. I found all the information very helpful.

As always, thank you for visiting my site and reading my review on Lush Valley CBD. Please feel free to leave a comment below on your thoughts and experiences with Lush Valley CBD or just CBD in general.

Stacie Fortson

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CBD Oil And Third Party Testing: What Does It Really Mean

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With the recent spike in CBD Oil manufacturers, one has to wonder about the quality of the oil they are buying. If you have been shopping for CBD lately you will notice lot of companies offering a Third Party Test result to prove the quality of their CBD products.

Well, what exactly is a “third party test”, and who preforms them? Are they required, as one would think? Just how accurate are they? Who regulates all of this in the first place?

Having the third party test results is supposed to make you feel secure, according to the manufacturer. But if you don’t know what one is, how to read it, or what it is supposed to contain in the first place, the report will do you no good.

These are some of the many questions that I think we as consumers, need answers to!

What Is Third Party Testing?

When it comes to CBD and other drugs, third party testing is done in a laboratory by certified scientist. They break down the components of the cannabis oil to find how much of each cannabinoid is in the oil being tested.

With the laws varying so much between states, this is a very important report!

The best third party test to see as a consumer is an independent third party test result. This means that the laboratory is not in connection with the manufacturer or the consumer, so they have a completely bias report. In other words, the outcome of the results will not benefit the laboratory in any way, so there is no reason to favor either side.

Is Third Party Testing Required And Who Preforms Them?

There is no testing required for any CBD products. This I found hard to believe! But it is true.

There are several labs manufacturers can choose from to preform their CBD level test. Independent labs are reputable, and are more likely to give the biased opinion you, the consumer, are looking for.

EVIO Labs is one of the many labs used by Diamond, as is ProVerde, and Reseach Triangle Park Laboratories, Inc. These three laboratories are the top in the nation.

EVIO Labs is the leading national provider of accredited testing. This is one very professional and busy laboratory, working with both the agricultural and biomedical industries.

ProVerde, is probably EVIO’s biggest competitor right now in the cannabis testing field. They both offer quality test and results, and both have outstanding scientists on their staffs.

Research Triangle Park Laboratories, Inc. test for all sorts of things, like pesticides, contamination, toxic chemicals VOCs; banned substances, and product purity.

Are Third Party Test Results Accurate, Who Regulates This?

The FDA recommends that consumers be cautious of whom they buy their CBD products from, as they are not regulated by the FDA. Some of the companies out there are not being forth coming about the actual CBD contents of their oils. While there is no real regulation of these oils the FDA has been stepping in and randomly testing products.

The FDA has found some companies that are not completely honest about their CBD levels. They have sent these companies warning letters, to let them know they are not in compliance with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. They give them 15 business days to improve their product, or to give a time line in which their product will be improved, otherwise, the FDA shuts them down with possible fines.

So, while there is no official regulation, we do at least have the FDA stepping in and randomly checking these companies out for honesty. We as consumers need this, after all, this is a supplement claiming to support some major health benefits, and it is not completely cheap.

Companies With Independent Third Party Tested Products

Doing the leg work is what I am here for, I have been looking for trusted CBD companies to promote on my site and I definitely have been picking the right ones. So far every single company that I have done reviews for are independently third party tested. There was only one manufacturer that did not show the lab results, CBD Essence.

With CBD Essence, their lab report is not yet available to the public so I did not include their logo. They are third party tested, but I sure do like to see the certificate! I can research the lab to find out if it is independently owned, but only if I have the name.

Diamond CBD Link

Diamond CBD is one of the safe companies to order from. Some of their products have multiple test results from different labs. That goes above and beyond for quality assurance in my opinion. Diamond even provides a report from Toxicology Associates, Inc. to prove there is nothing to get you high in their products.

GGH LLC logo and link

GoGreen Hemp is also a safe company to buy from. They do not say Independent third party, but they are. Upon looking at their lab certification I noticed that Diamond used the same lab for some of their products, ProVerde .

Made By Hemp logo and link

Made By Hemp is yet another reputable CBD manufacturer. This manufacturer also used common labs for testing as Diamond and GoGreen Hemp.

All three readily display tab links to their lab results, this is a very important thing. Not only so you know that you are getting what you paid for, but also so you can prove what the contents are in your cannabis oil in case you’re in a not so cannabis friendly state.

CBD made from hemp is legal in all 50 states, marijuana is a totally different story though. And being able to prove that there is little to no THC is imperative for legal purposes.

Shopping For Quality CBD Made Easier With A Little Help

With so many choices of CBD manufacturers, it is hard enough to make a decision between them for prices, worrying about the quality of the product you are buying is just as important.

Make sure you have a third party test and preferably an independent one at that. After that it is all in what form you want to take your CBD in, and what fits in your budget the best.

I know the four companies I listed above will be very safe choices for quality and purity. Feel free to follow any of their links and check them all out. Pick which one is best for you and place an order today!

I hope my article helps you find the quality CBD products you’re looking for. Please feel free to leave a comment below. I would love to hear your opinion on third party testing CBD products.

As always, thank you for reading my article.

Stacie Fortson

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Why I Use CBD And Why Chong’s Choice Is My Go To

I like many others have chronic back pain upper and lower, severe arthritis in my shoulders and knees, and a few other aches and pains. Not to mention that I am high strung, boarder line hyper-active.

I like all natural remedies, I prefer to steer clear of over-the-counter or even prescription medications. I am not a fan of big pharma medicines.

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For years I have used marijuana (THC) as a pain aide and for calming my nerves. It never seemed to be harmful to me or anyone else around me, and it always worked very well.

When CBD hit the market I was very skeptical of how well it would work, or if it would even work at all. I mean we were taught that hemp was just like a weed, like a dandilion, not to be smoked or consumed.

Then I met my fiance, who is a huge advocate of CBD, is when I began really getting into CBD. When I told him that I have severe back and knee pain and he asked if he could dose me up.

I was reluctant to say the least, but did agree. Marijuana never hurt me, so what was the harm in trying CBD?

He started me off with like 250mg of oil (tincture) that he had gotten from a personal supplier in Colorado. It took about 20 minutes to kick in and for the pain in my lower back to ease up enough for me to be comfortable sitting in my chair.

I was impressed, but not sold completely yet. I really wasn’t a fan of the oil, the flavor wasn’t that great and it lingered in my mouth. So he tried flower next.

Boy oh boy was I ever skeptical about smoking hemp. I made him go first and asked if it tasted like nasty grass or weeds, he said no and he was a bit shocked too. So I tried it. Talk about instant pain relief number one! and the flavor was fantastic.

That blew me away. And no headache as feared.

I have to admit that I was impressed at this point. That was only the start of what CBD and hemp oils have done for me. I started noticing that my focus and “clarity” were better as well.

So I began researching CBD. There are a lot of things to research when it comes to CBD, especially with everyone and his brother selling it. You want and need to make sure you are getting a quality product.

Also you need to understand that CBD is not a miracle cure all supplement that some companies claim it to be. I cannot say what CBD will do for you, I can only say what it does for me.

If you are on a site where a company is claiming that CBD can cure cancer and other ailments, please leave that site. There is no scientific evidence to back up those statements.

CBD has been found to help with certain types of epilepsy and is now found in a medication for people with epilespy. That has been proven, until further studies are completed there can be no other medical claims, only testimonials.

Know The Type Of CBD You’re Buying

This can be confusing to start with, so I will break it down for you as simple as I can. It was confusing to me when I first started researching CBD as well.

There are three types of CBD, you have CBD isolate, Broad Spectrum CBD, and Full Spectrum CBD. Each uses different aspects of the plant and different processes for extracting the CBD and totally different end products.

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CBD isolate is the purest form of CBD there is, it usually runs at 99% pure. There is a catch, if you are looking for other terpines and cannabidiols this is not your product, it is strictly CBD.

Then there is Broad Spectrum CBD, here they are processing the plant for all the cannabidiols and other compounds found in it except THC. Broad Spectrum CBD contain absolutely no THC, but contains all the same cannabidiols as Full Spectrum CBD.

Full SPectrum CBD is a collection of all photochemical compounds found in the plant and may contain up to .03% THC. This is not near enough THC to give any kind of a “high” by any means, but the amounts still must be listed.

Both Full Spectrum and Broad Spectrum contain CBN, CBC, CBG, CBDA, and CBDV. It just depends on the strain of hemp as to the amounts of each one.

I have found that Full Spectrum is the most expensive of all of them because it is harder to regulate the exact amounts of CBD per dose.

Different Ways To Use CBD

As I stated earlier I have tried a couple of different ways to use CBD before researching for the best company and my prefered product. I tried the tincture (oil), and smoking flower.

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Well then I got into researching and found edibles, vapes, pain cream, and so much more. CBD can be beneficial inside and out is what I have found out.

So I am going to say that the oils and tinctures have come a long way since I first tried them. There are new flavors being developed all the time, but my all time favorite is Chong’s Choice 1000mg CBD Oil. It is not spruced up with fancy flavors, but it tastes really good to me for some reason.

I am not a huge fan of any edibles that are really sweet, however my fiance once again advised me to try the Chong’s Choice Gummy Bears and the Watermelon slices. I can hardly believe that I actually like them as much as I do. I hate most sweets. But these are balanced nicely and not too chewy.

There are a few ways to smoke CBD, you can buy flower, waxes and shatters, or vape pens, it is all a matter of choice. I like all three and they are the fastest acting form to take CBD in.

Edibles and oils can take up to 20 minutes before they are active in your system. Smoking CBD in any form is pretty much instant, some may say it takes 5 minutes to kick in. For me it is fairly instant on average.

Then there is the topical form and bath bombs. This is great for extra relief for those stiff achy muscles and joints. And with every product I have tried, I have noticed an improvement in the condition of my skin. That’s two in one relief for me.

Why I Chose Chong’s Choice CBD Products

As I stated earlier, I want the best CBD quality for the best price. I have not found a CBD aside from Diamond that I like as much as Chong’s Choice.

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I went with Chong’s Choice CBD because it was Tommy Chong standing behind his own product with his name on it. If you are going to buy any CBD or marijuana product from a store or online, I say buy Chong’s Choice.

Wouldn’t you trust it more if you knew the maker was also a consumer of his or her own product. Well that answers the question as to why I chose Chong’s Choice.

Of all the people that could know the most about marijuana and CBD in the world, I would say Tommy Chong is on the top side of that list. Not just because he has smoked plenty, but he has researched, studied, and fought for both for years.

The question really should be, “Why wouldn’t you choose Chong’s Choice CBD products?”

This concludes my article on why I chose Chong’s Choice CBD. As always, thank you for visiting my site and reading my article, please feel free to leave a comment below, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stacie Fortson

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Diamond CBD’s New CBD MALL: All The Best CBD Products In One Spot!

If you’re like me, you want only top quality products when you shop for CBD or any other product. We work hard for our money and we deserve it.

NOT being fooled by flashy products with false claims is definitely the goal.

Shopping for CBD online can be a challenge, especially when you’re not sure where to start looking for quality products. Diamond made the process a whole lot easier with their new CBD MALL.

They have brought all the top quality CBD makers toegether in one online CBD MALL. You will see all the brands you know and trust like Chong’s Choice, Koi, MediPets, Just CBD, and many more trusted brands.

Diamond just made shopping for the best CBD brands on the market easier by creating the CBD MALL. Check it out.

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My Personal Favorites

There are a lot of great brands at the CBD MALL, I have a growing list of my favorites. Among them are the Diamond brand itself, MediPets, Lawrence Taylor Pain Master cream, and of course Chong’s Choice, you can’t go wrong with this CBD.

I personally think that the only way you wouldn’t be happy with Chong’s Choice brand of CBD, is if you just did not like the effects of CBD. This is one of the absolute best CBD’s I have tried.

MediPets has been my go to for my fur babies CBD requirements. I have two older Labradors and we all know they can have some hip issues. The poor dear creatures.

Well my yellow Lab, Rose, has the worst hips, but since I started her on MediPets 2 times a day she runs and plays ball with my fiance like she is a puppy again. She is almost 9 years old.

Speaking of my fiance, he is the reason I found LT Pain Master. He is very atheletic and gets very sore muscles, and needed intense relief. So I finally found and tried LT Pain Master, and now he swears by it, and will not use any other brand.

He actually had me try it on my knees one day when they were really sore, and I was very impressed with how well it worked for a topical.

My pain runs very deep, so I usually just go with oils or smoking of some sort. After trying LT Pain Master I use them in conjunction they and seemed to work better for me.

All of these products and more can be found a the new CBD MALL.

I can’t say what CBD will do for you, but I can say what it does for me. I feel a lot less pain these days, I am more focused and becoming even more creative as well. And when I use the creams and lotions, my skin feels smooth and refreshed.

Head on over to the CBD MALL today and find your favorite brand.

*Frequently Asked Questions*

What brand Of CBD oil is best for dogs?

I prefer MediPets for my fur babies. I did a lot of research on this before I would even buy CBD for my pets to make sure it was safe for them.

MediPets impressed me with their ingredients and choices for my fur babies, and my babies seem to really like it. They are a touch finiky when it comes to stuff like this, so I have to be a bit tricky and get them “snacks”. Don’t tell!!

As always, thank you for visiting my site and reading my article about the new CBD MALL sponsored by Diamond CBD. Please feel free to leave a comment below, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Stacie Fortson

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Thinking About Alternative Energy: Think GoGreenSolar, Review by Stacie Fortson

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SOLAR ENERY IS BY FAR ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS YOU CAN MAKE – ACT NOW AND ENJOY A 26% FEDERAL TAX CREDIT!

Alternative energy is rapidly becoming the new trend. Personally I hope this is not just a trend. Our planet sure would benefit from us using alternative energy sources. We have a few to access such as water power (hydro), wind, and sun, all very safe, natural, and clean energy sources.

Lets look into solar power a bit deeper, mainly because I think solar is the easier way to power whole neighborhoods without having to engulf a whole field with wind turbines (windmills). 

I am not saying anything bad about using windmills, they have their intended uses, in my opinion, its not to run cities and towns however. I think windmills are better served in the farming communities where there is more wide open spaces for it. Neighborhoods are not designed for the installation of windmills.

Whereas with solar panels, they can be mounted on the roof (the best location where they do not take up any extra space), and they put off a great deal of energy. The battery system and converter are all mounted like electric panels inside and outside your home, so they don’t look anymore unattractive than a regular utility hook-up system. This makes it easier to get your alternative power system approved through your HOA. (We all know how pickly they can be about your properties appearance.)

If you have been considering using an alternative energy source, visit GoGreenSolar to get your free quote.

IS SOLAR RIGHT FOR YOU?

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There are more people than ever are going solar these days, but is it what you need? Ask yourself these simple questions to determine whether solar power can save you money. You may benefit from and decide to go solar if:

  1. You own your home
  2. You have a roof that isn’t heavily shaded and is in good condition
  3. Your home uses at least a fair amount of electricity.

I am sure that if your roof wasn’t up to par but you had a great spot to put up a solar panel canopy, that you could use for parking or grilling (just an idea) you could also be approved for installation. Provided you have the space you want to dedicate that is in full sun exposure, I am sure something could probably be arranged. If you don’t have a HOA to worry about you could put your panels anywhere you wanted.

How It Works With GoGreenSolar

1. Their team of specialists come out and evaluate your electricity usage to determine how many solar panels you need to offset your bill.
2. Their highly skilled engineers draft a free layout design of solar panels for you, on your actual roof.
3. You will get in return, a solar proposal with financial ROI, taking into account Federal and state tax credits, utility rebates, renewable energy credits and net metering.
4. When you’re ready, they help you install solar and save money year after year!

That is a pretty dang good deal

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If you are looking for a solar power kit that you or a contractor can install, no matter which kit you choose, they all come complete with solar panelsgrid tie invertersmounting hardware and a full guarantee.

These are grid-tied kits that are customized for your home and power needs, according to the evaluation from the team at GoGreenSolar. Pricing may vary for the final design deopending on your specific needs. Don’t hesitate, request a quote or call (866) 798-4435 today to have an experienced and friendly solar expert provide a free proposal.

* Listed pricing assumes solar panels are in one row on a comp shingle roof (or ground mount) – your designed price may vary

As always thank you for visiting my website and reading my article about alternative energy and GoGreenSolar. Please feel free to leave a comment below, I will get back to you as soon as possible.

I am glad I began my venture into to solar industry. Look for many more articles for solar products and services.

Stacie Fortson

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