Organic CBD Oil:
Usage Methods and Pros and Cons
By:  The Hempuralist (USA Based Veteran Owned Business)


Organic CBD oil is becoming more popular as laws and restrictions on marijuana are being lifted throughout the United States.  The benefits of cannabinoids (CBD) have been known for some time, and more research is always being conducted and is leading scientists to new discoveries about the wealth of benefits to CBD oil.

Before we get into the benefits and any potential downsides, let’s first take a look at what organic CBD oil actually is.  Most people are aware of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) – the main ingredient in marijuana that contains psychoactive properties.  CBD (cannabinoid) is another component in the marijuana plant.  CBD oil is not psychoactive and provide a host of homeopathic, herbal benefits.

CBD is extracted from marijuana buds and trimmings through an extraction process and can be used to infuse different types of products ranging from skin products like lotions and ointments to ingestible products like edibles and vaping solutions.

Organic CBD Oil Pros

Because there are so many methods of using organic CBD oil, we’re going to divide the benefits into the manner in which the oil is being applied or consumed.

Topical Lotions and Ointments:

Used as a topical ointment, CBD oil has the potential to treat skin conditions like dermatitis and psoriasis.  Additionally, lotions and oils containing CBD can be used to relieve itchy or dry skin and can act as a type of soothing anesthetic for isolated points caused by muscle spasms or nerve damage.  CBD oil also has anti-inflammatory properties, so lotion containing the oil is ideal for massaging delicate, swollen areas.

Organic CBD Oil Capsules:

Some manufacturers of organic CBD oil create gel-tabs for easy consumption.  Consuming CBD oil via a pill is a great way to get some of the benefits.  CBD istherapeutic and can help to greatly reduce symptoms that make you hurt.  CBD oil is also helpful in relieving nausea and vomiting and has been shown to help reduce the frequency of epileptic seizures.  Mental health benefits have been reported, as well.  Anxiety, bipolar disorder, depression, insomnia, PTSD, schizo-effective disorder, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric conditions have been made manageable by organic CBD oil pills and other ingestible forms of CBD oil.

Organic CBD Oil for Vaping:

Vaping is a popular practice among certain social circles, and the availability of CBD oil is increasing its popularity.  One of the greatest benefits of vaping CBD oil is that it’s difficult for spectators to identify that you are vaping organic CBD oil rather than nicotine based propylene glycol.  This allows an individual to demonstrate ‘socially acceptable behavior’ while vaping CBD oil in a state in which possession and distribution of marijuana are still illegal.

Like the capsules, vaping can be an excellent way to distribute essential CBD oil to your body.  Consistent vaping can help to reduce anxiety and help with other psychiatric symptoms.  Patients with epilepsy who ingest organic CBD oil regularly report far less seizures than they did before implementing CBD into their seizure prevention regimen.  Vaping CBD oil can also help to stimulate a healthy appetite, and – unlike THC – it won’t necessarily result in overconsumption, because the body experiences more of a logical hunger than a case of frenzy-inducing munchies.

Organic CBD Oil Based Edibles:

Edibles are a popular way for patients to consume organic CBD oil.  Tasty treats of all types are baked at very specific temperatures so the integrity of the chemical can be maintained.  The benefits of edibles are the same as the other ingestible methods.  In addition to baked goods, there are candies, drinks, honey, sweetener, and many other products containing CBD.

Organic CBD Oil Cons

We are going to take a look at each item from the previous list one more time.  On our second look, we will consider some of the cons of each method.

Topical Lotions and Ointments:

Relying on CBD oil as a topical solution doesn’t really have many downsides.  The primary concern for most individuals is the scent.  While some products are scented and mostly mask the smell of marijuana, others are not so incognito.  In many parts of the United States, marijuana is now legal, or at least decriminalized, and this concern isn’t always valid.  There are places, though, where it may not be the greatest idea to walk around smelling like you took a bath in some dank oil.

Very few people are actually allergic to organic CBD oil, although it is possible.  If you have sensitive skin and are prone to allergies against certain foods or (more importantly) herbs, you may want to have a discussion with your doctor before applying a topical solution containing organic CBD oil.

Organic CBD Oil Capsules:

While CBD is not psychoactive like THC, there is still the potential for drowsiness.  It’s important to adhere to the same rules you would as if you were taking sedatives or narcotics for the first time.  Don’t plan on driving or operate heavy machinery, just in case it makes you too tired or puts you in a state of supreme relaxation.

Organic CBD Oil for Vaping:

The most important thing for you to know is: Organic CBD oil is much thicker than standard nicotine oil used in vape pens.  If you want to use a standard e-cigarette or vape mod just to see what vaping CBD oil is all about, it won’t do much damage.  If you plan on consistently vaping CBD oil, though, you may want to invest in a vape pen or mod specifically designed for CBD oil.

Because it’s so much thicker than nicotine oil, organic CBD oil burns out the wick in the atomizer at a much faster rate than that for which an electronic cigarette or vape mod is intended.

If you are seeking a head high associated with marijuana by vaping, CBD oil is not the route you want to take.  While you may feel a slight sense of euphoria, inhaling CBD oil is nothing like inhaling THC.  It simply doesn’t compare.  Those who ingest CBD oil are seeking relief from medical and/or psychiatric symptoms and want to take advantage of marijuana’s homeopathic benefits without getting stoned or getting an excessive case of the munchies.

Organic CBD Oil Based Edibles:

The primary con to ingesting edibles is the amount of time it takes to be distributed to your system.  If you are using CBD oil as a regular maintenance for a chronic manageable illness or you eat an edible two or three hours before bedtime to help you sleep, that’s one thing.  If your primary reason for using organic CBD oil for relief or help reduce anxiety in the here and now, edibles may not be the best option for you.

One fact to consider, as well, is that not everybody who makes edibles is qualified bakers.  It’s very easy to scorch CBDs during the baking process by using too high of a heat.  Edibles can become quite expensive.  Before buying an entire smorgasbord from one vendor, try just one or two things from that vendor.  Take time to ask about the baking process if possible.  It may be better to find vendors who make their own edibles if you want detailed information on the baking process.

Ultimately, there is no right or wrong way to use organic CBD oil.  Some people use a variety of methods.  It all has to do with your individual lifestyle, habits, and budget.

By:  The Hempuralist



Winter Driving Tips.
By JW Recovery Services.

With so many forecasts of very wintry weather for much of the UK.....

Essential kit to keep in your car:

  • First aid kit
  • Hi vis vest/jacket - visibility is always much worse in snow/icy conditions, especially at dusk.
  • Hat, scarf, gloves, blankets - do you keep spares in case you see someone in distress?!
  • Shovel
  • De-icer/scraper
  • Spare footwear - will your current footwear be up to a long walk in the snow?
  • Food and drink - you could be stuck in traffic for some time!
  • Fuel can - your engine may be running for longer than usual, will you have enough fuel? Always make sure you have more than needed in bad weather.
  • Warning triangle
  • Torch
  • Jump leads or booster pack - for you or to help another!
  • Flask of hot drink - very useful if locks get frozen - don’t pour onto frozen glass though!
  • Phone charger
  • Road map - if you breakdown, will your satnav help you if you have to walk?
  • Water/screenwash - salted roads are much dirtier and you will use a lot more screen wash
  • Footpump/air compressor

Stay safe everyone and be prepared to be able to help others...

And Finally

A word of warning

If you are caught by police driving with snow still on your car (even on the roof), or an officer sees it fall onto the road from your vehicle, you can be given a £60 fine and have three penalty points added to your licence.
The fine falls in line with section 229 of the Highway code which outlines correct guidelines for driving in adverse weather conditions.



The Elevator Pitch:

By Zero Alpha Media

I started Zero Alpha Media on Christmas Eve 2017. It was an important day for my family, but I didn’t want to wait any longer – that’s how important it is to me.


I’ve been involved with various Veterans’ groups for a while now, it’s like returning home. Veterans adapt, improvise and overcome – it’s their trademark. This makes them the ideal people to start businesses; often they’ve made split second decisions more important than any that a FTSE100 CEO will make. They are decisive, innovative and committed. They make some brilliant products and services as their businesses and they give these businesses 100% of their effort.

What Veterans tend to do less well is sell – both themselves and their businesses. Being seen as a ‘big-timer’ and boasting about your business are a big turn off to Veterans, so often brilliant concepts don’t get promoted as they should.

Since leaving the Army, I’ve run social media departments in agencies and I’m currently running PR and Government Affairs for the UK and Ireland division of a multi-billion Euro global renewable energy company. In starting Zero Alpha media, I calculated that years of experience could benefit Veterans and their businesses. Veteran businesses also tend to reinvest inside this country; the urge to serve this country never really leaves.

Zero Alpha Media will only work with Veteran-run organisations; it was started for a purpose and will stick with it. If we can help, get in touch via