Justin Benton and his wife are the founders and owners of 101CBD products.
They created their Organic, Raw, Whole-Plant, True Full Spectrum CBDa oil to assist their child after a diagnosis of severe, regressive autism at age two. Their relentless search for a holistic solution led them to raw hemp as well as lifestyle changes.
Having experienced a miracle for their family, they are on a mission to educate the world about the benefits of raw CBDa, and provide the highest quality Hemp products so other families can try the same thing that worked for theirs.
The early days of their search led them to Dr. Raphael Mechoulam.
A special shown on CNN with Dr. Sanjay Gupta told the story of a young girl, Charlotte Figi who suffered from hundreds of seizures a day. When treated with this miracle plant in its raw form, her seizures were almost non-existant.
Dr. William Courtney the man whose work introduced Justin to juicing raw cannabis. And the guy who proposes high doses of raw THCA as an antioxidant and for reversing certain medical conditions. When not heated, these strains do not make you high but have enormous benefits.
Justin tells an amazing story about how fast this juiced version of hemp helped his son. From kicking and screaming tantrum to calm, playing with other kids, like nothing was ever wrong and it happened within minutes.
He is clear about CBD being part of a whole health program to help his child.
“And it's not just CBD. You've got to do the other work, too. You are what you eat. The water has got to be clean, reverse osmosis, natural spring water. You need to make sure that you exercise, and sleep needs to be right.”
He predicts the future for hemp is juice bars and farmers markets so we can juice it at home.
There are different ways that you can consume the plant. Capsule, obviously, they're going to dry it and there's going to be some denaturing. Anything like that goes through digestive system and stomach acid, your liver, your kidney before it gets processed into your blood.
The real absorption rate of a capsule or even an edible anything is around five or six percent absorption rate.
Taken sublingually you can get up to 70 percent absorption by holding it there for seven minutes under your tongue.
People will also make suppositories by mixing it with cocoa butter and freezing it. Absorption then climbs to 99%.
About the taste? “You just got to grin and bear it.” Their product does come flavored. Bacon flavored CBD? They’ve got it.
Besides he said, when your pain goes away or is greatly reduced, when you can finally sleep, when your auto immune issue goes away, that makes dealing with the taste worthwhile, right?
My testimonial for their product:
I had gotten some upsetting news, a possible medical diagnosis no one wants. My anxiety was off the charts and I could not calm my mind. I knew this was exactly the kind of thing CBD is known for relieving so I took the recommended amount, held it under my tongue for as close to 5 minutes as possible.
Within 10 minutes I could focus. I was able to think positively again. I’m a believer.
(PS I'm fine, the tests were negative)
Justin explained why this works so quickly.
Caveat—although many CBD enthusiasts recommend taking it daily for health,
I found that I was a bit off when taking it twice a day as recommended. For now, I’ll use it on an as needed basis.
How about skin care products, does it really make a difference?
Another testimonial from moi. I tried the Raw Renew skin care cream and it def improved the brightness of my skin. It soothes dry skin too. Although they suggest using it twice per day it’s not my go to for a quick morning moisturizer. It’s thick, feels gritty—in a good way not harsh—and takes some time to absorb into the skin.
A little goes a long way so don’t let the price scare you off.
I asked him if there is anyone CBD is not good for. He couldn’t think of a single situation. As he’s fond of saying “CBD is in broccoli and kale, so just kind of use that as the driving force. So, like, what is broccoli bad for?”
And he also said, “consult with your physician” if you are on medications.
Rumor has it CBD helps diminish cravings for alcohol, drugs, and opioids. Justin has heard from plenty of people that have had that experience. My 89-year-old aunt says she doesn’t have the urge for wine like she used to since starting CBD.
Grab the transcript on Justin's episode page or listen in for why organic hemp, the importance of COAs for more than just his products, and more.
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