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Our Innovative CBD Extraction Method

Our Innovative CBD Extraction Method

Often when we discuss CBD, we mention that it’s derived or extracted from hemp. However, we don’t often dive into detail about how CBD is extracted from the plant itself. It’s not picking fruit off a tree, it’s actually a highly specialized process, and different extraction methods can lead to different results. 

At Axis Labs, we’re all about helping you make smart decisions about your health and wellness. It’s why we have an entire page dedicated to our quality control process. Today, we wanted to walk you through our CBD extraction method and why we chose it for our premium CBD products. 

What is CBD Extraction?

Unlike other plant products, CBD cannot be harvested by picking up fruits or oils. It has to be removed from the plant in order to utilize the useful cannabinoids in products like capsules, tinctures, and gummies. Across the industry, there are a variety of extraction methods, including CO2 extraction, olive oil extraction, and liquid solvent extraction. Each come with their own host of benefits and downsides, and depending on which products the CBD manufacturer is making, they may choose one extraction method over another. 

Our Choice of Hemp

Equally as important as the extraction method is the hemp that the CBD is derived from. The fact is, poor quality hemp will lead to poor quality products, no matter how advanced the extraction method is. That’s why Axis Labs uses hemp from organic hemp farmers here in Colorado. We personally visit the farms to ensure that the growing practices are natural and ethical. Their hemp is rich in CBD and has been cultivated to ensure that its THC content is far below the legal THC limit of 0.3%. We’ve found that the Colorado climate is ideal for growing and drying hemp.

Our Cold Extraction Method

We base all of our products around our premium CBD oil, which we extract using a distinct method ─ cold extraction. This process is state-of-the-art and food-grade safe, meaning that you can rest assured knowing you’re getting a high-quality and healthy product. 

What’s Different Between Cold and Ambient Extraction?

While both use ethanol extraction, the results are quite different but equally valuable.

Cold extraction yields a higher quality oil that doesn’t pull the lipids and chlorophyll, but still maintains the natural terpene profile and amber color. With its 64-70% CBD concentration, this oil is well-suited for our tinctures and gummies.

The ambient extraction pulls some of the fats, lipids, and chlorophyll, resulting in a high profile of natural terpenes. The extract is dark green in color with amber tones. With a concentration of 50-65% and a unique earthy taste, this method does not yield the quality of CBD we demand for our products.

The Benefits

We chose the cold extraction method for the immense benefits it has to offer our products and you. For instance, theis method allow us to obtain a full-plant extract, meaning we use every part of the plant to create our CBD. Rather than obliterating the hemp and making it into a powder before extracting the CBD, cold extraction captures the vital nutrients, minerals, and terpenes in the hemp.

It's also a pressure-free process, meaning that the terpenes within the hemp are not compromised during extraction. With more of the plant and its cannabinoids intact, our CBD oil can help maintain the entourage effect

Our filtration process after extraction uses 10, 5, and 1-micron filtration to remove any impurities from the oil, ensuring the purity of our CBD is unrivaled. Unlike other extraction methods, like CO2, this process only uses one solvent, ethanol, which has been recognized by the FDA as safe for consumption. 

The end result of all of this work is a high-quality oil that is rich in CBD. Our cold extracted oils test out between 60-70% CBD, which means we can use less oil to offer you the same concentration of CBD. This means that you get an effective product that offers the benefits you’re looking for without that distinct hemp taste.


The Best Methods Yield the Best Products

At Axis Labs, we’re always in pursuit of producing better quality products. We’re willing to pursue and explore the latest and greatest in extraction methods in order to do it. We offer some of the finest full-spectrum CBD products on the market, thanks to our clean, sustainable, and cost-effective extraction methods. 

We invite you to try the entire line of Axis Labs CBD products, from shots to gummies, hemp oil to pain relief creams, and more, we’ve got the hemp-based goods designed to fit naturally into your lifestyle.

How to Microdose CBD

How to Microdose CBD

If you’ve paid attention to the news at all in the last year or so, you’ve no doubt heard about microdosing in one form or another. Commonly associated with illegal substances, like acid or psilocybin, the practice is to take small amounts of a substance throughout the day in order to sustain an effect.

But microdosing isn’t just for illegal substances and is actually a great fit for legal products like CBD. In fact, microdosing CBD might enhance its effects and help you get more out of each product. Not sure how to follow a microdosing strategy for your CBD? We’ve got your back. Axis Labs has assembled this brief guide to show you how!

Understanding Microdosing

It can be argued that the first time microdosing was tried was also the first time anyone tried LSD. Chemist Dr. Albert Hofmann created the substance and took minute amounts of it throughout the day for the last 20 years of his life. Hofmann discovered, and was later backed up by other researchers, that by taking small doses of a product throughout the day, he could manipulate the receptors in his body and achieve a certain effect by using less of the product.

How to Microdose

Microdosing can be accomplished in a number of ways. In fact, you can microdose with any of the CBD products we sell.

Some CBD products are better for microdosing than others. For instance, CBD oils and tinctures are taken using a dropper, which helps you take a precise amount of the oil. Softgels and capsules are filled with a fixed amount of CBD, meaning that you can predictably get the same amount of CBD each time you take it.

How effective the microdose will be is dependant on the bioavailability of that particular hemp-based product. For instance, taking CBD orally by ingesting something like a gummy means that the CBD has to be dissolved in the stomach before it can enter the bloodstream. This means that CBD gummies have a low level of bioavailability. On the other hand, sublingual CBD, like an oil, has a much higher level of bioavailability. Vaping has perhaps the highest level of bioavailability, as it interacts with the blood vessels lining your lungs almost immediately.

Once you’ve chosen the form of CBD you want to microdose, you can begin the process. Remember, everyone reacts differently to CBD, so how much you take will depend on your unique physiology and reaction the cannabis compound. Examine your usual dose of CBD and think about how you can spread that out over the course of a day. For instance, you might use 25mg of CBD each morning through a tincture. Instead, consider taking 5mg in the morning, 5 when you get to work, 5 more at lunch, another 5 at dinner, then the final 5 before bed. This could help you feel the effects throughout the day.

Microdosing for Beginners

Just like finding your ideal dosage of CBD, discovering the right amount of CBD to take in a microdose takes a little bit of experimentation and research. If you read this past blog, this process might seem familiar but it’s a little different.

Start with a small dosage. Something like 1mg. Over the next hour, record how you feel. If you don’t feel anything, take another dose of the same amount an hour after you took the first dose. Again, record your experiences. Try this amount of CBD at this same interval for a day. If you don’t feel anything, try a slightly larger amount the following day. Once you have a sense of how many milligrams you need to take and how often to get the desired effect, you can start to microdose with that throughout the day.

The Advantages of Microdosing CBD

By taking small doses of CBD throughout the day, you’re stimulating your Endocannabinoid on a regular basis. This means that the effects of the cannabis are constantly being experienced. For some, microdosing might become their preferred method of using CBD. That’s because it does a good job of keeping a balanced level of CBD in your system.

For those who use CBD for recurring or chronic concerns like generalized anxiety, pain, or depression, having a relatively constant amount of CBD in your body at any given moment may help you feel better than taking a larger dose at the beginning or end of your day.

Enhance Your Health Today

Ready to start microdosing? Then Axis Labs has the CBD products for you. Made from high-quality, industrial hemp, we work with a third-party lab to verify the purity and potency of all of our CBD and hemp oil products. From oils to gummies and much more, we’ve got the CBD that fits naturally into your lifestyle. Shop now!

Breaking Down Bioavailability and CBD

As a leading provider of hemp-based products like CBD, we get a lot of different questions from our customers. Things like “how do you test for purity?” and “can you travel with CBD?” are common questions, but another we get pretty regularly is “how long does it take for CBD to take effect?”

Well, like all good answers, it depends. There’s a lot that goes into how your body reacts to CBD, but a large part of that reaction is determined by the product itself. That’s because different CBD products have different levels of bioavailability. Don’t know what that means? Don’t worry, let Axis Labs break it down for you.

What Is Bioavailability?

Whenever you ingest or use a compound or substance, a certain amount of that eventually enters into your bloodstream. The amount of the compound that enters the bloodstream is bioavailable. Some compounds are more bioavailable than others, and that affects how much of it is absorbed. When it comes to CBD, there are four typical ways to use CBD and give it the chance to absorb into your bloodstream: inhalation, ingestion, and application. Each of these methods will play a part in how long your body takes to react to CBD.

Which CBD Product has the Most Bioavailability?

When you are looking to enjoy the effects of CBD right away, you have to think about how you’re administering the compound. Different products can be enjoyed in different ways, so let’s take a look at some of the most common products and their bioavailability.

Inhaling CBD

Studies generally suggest that the fastest way to introduce cannabidiol into your bloodstream is to inhale it. CBD can be inhaled in a variety of ways. Some manufacturers offer a distinct CBD e-liquid for your vaporizers, while others encourage you to make your own e-liquid using a CBD tincture as a base.

By inhaling CBD, you’re exposing the alveoli in your lungs to the compound. Your lungs are essentially one large surface to absorb the CBD and can almost immediately let it into your bloodstream. Not only that, but you can absorb more CBD through inhalation that you can other methods. Those who inhale CBD have offered anecdotal evidence that they feel the effects in as little as 15 minutes.

Ingesting CBD

There are lots of ways to ingest CBD. From tinctures to gummies to capsules and even pina colada flavored shots, you can take CBD sublingually or by eating it. While this is convenient, and you’re often getting a more precise dosage of CBD, it takes far longer to take effect.

That’s because the CBD has to be processed by your digestive system. More than just the stomach, other important organs like your liver have to process the CBD as well. The compound oxidizes certain enzymes in the liver, which can limit the amount of CBD that’s allowed to enter into the bloodstream. Those who ingest CBD have reported that it takes around two hours before they experience the effects.

Applying CBD

When it comes to applying CBD to the skin, the speed at which it takes effect is variable. That’s many CBD topicals and pain relief creams use a lipid or oily base that helps to transfer the CBD across the cell membrane and into your bloodstream.

CBD topicals are popular with those who have chronic aches and pains in their joints and muscles because it offers targeted pain relief. The problem, however, is that it can take a long time to take effect. Some find relief in just 30 minutes, while others only feel the effects of the CBD cream a day later. Some suggest that applying the topical frequently can accelerate the effects.

But is Faster Absorption Better?

Once again, it depends. CBD can be used for an ever-expanding list of reasons and different purposes. While those with chronic pain or sudden anxiety, it might be necessary to have a fast- acting way to enjoy CBD. For those individuals, they may need something like a CBD-based vape liquid. For others who are struggling with sleep or just need a little help to focus, a product with less bioavailability like CBD capsules might make more sense. Think about your needs and choose your products accordingly.

Hemp Extracts and CBD for Your Lifestyle

Axis Labs offers a wide array of CBD products all designed to fit into your lifestyle. With topicals, capsules, tinctures, gummies, and more, we’re sure you’ll find the right CBD product for you. Take a look at our catalog today and order yours!

 

Using CBD for Your Testosterone Levels

Using CBD for Your Testosterone Levels

Welcome back to our blog series on the connection between CBD and testosterone. Maintaining the right level of testosterone can help you live a healthier life. From getting enough sleep to using the right testosterone boosting supplements, there are plenty of ways to increase your T-levels, including using CBD. In our last post, we outlined a few ways that CBD can help increase your testosterone levels. In this post, we’ll continue that dialogue. Join Axis Labs as we look at why CBD and testosterone are linked.

Why CBD Might be a Great Choice For You

For a variety of people, CBD has been found to be useful in a variety of ways. Because there are so many different products to choose from, like pills, extracts, topicals, and even gummies, you can find a CBD product that perfectly fits your lifestyle and needs. Plus, since Axis Labs uses a third-party lab to test all of our products, you can rest easy knowing that our CBD products are derived from high-quality industrial ground hemp. They are naturally derived products that could be naturally effective for your needs. So how can they help you maintain or even enhance your testosterone levels?

Help to Mitigate Your Stress Levels

We all live with stress, it’s simply a part of life. But for those looking to improve their testosterone levels, stress could be hindering them in their efforts. Researchers found that living with stress for a long time cannot only impact your overall health but can also influence changes in your testosterone levels. But in an increasingly busy world, finding ways to relax and reduce stress can be difficult.

For some, stress manifests itself in the form of anxiety. The American Psychological Association describes anxiety as "an emotion characterized by feelings of worried thoughts, or physical changes like increased blood pressure." These anxious thoughts can keep you from focusing on the things that matter most to you and can prevent you from interacting with others. Remarkably, CBD has been found to be a useful addition to anxiety treatment plans. In both studies of general and social anxiety, CBD has shown promise in helping to limit the effects of anxiety and therefore stress. This makes it easier for individuals to relax in situations they might otherwise perceive as stressful. Including CBD into your regular health and wellness routines could help you achieve a more relaxed headspace.

Exercise More Frequently and Restore Your Body

One of the easiest and most effective ways to increase your testosterone levels is simply to increase the amount of exercise you get. A study from Europe suggests that those who are physically active have higher testosterone levels than those who are not. Other studies go so far as to suggest that regular exercise is a more effective way to boost testosterone than even weight loss. However, over-exercising can actually lower your testosterone and similarly, not allowing your body to heal fully can limit your T-levels.

Thanks to the high levels of Omegas 3 and 6 found in hemp products like CBD, your body can recover more quickly from your workouts. CBD has been shown to help target the pain receptors in your body.  Within your body is the ECS or Endocannabinoid system. When the CBD from your softgels, teachers, or topical's interacts with these ECS receptors. Some individuals have reported that they feel a reduction in pain. 

CBD has also been found to be an anti-inflammatory. Thanks to the essential fatty acids and vitamins within this cannabis compound, your body can do a better job of maintaining its core temperatures which can help to accelerate recovery times from injury or chronic pain. In addition to the aches and pains and soft tissues like muscles and skin, CBD can also help with bone density and health. One study found that CBD can help start the healing process after a strain or fracture has been placed on a bone.

Find Quality Hemp Extracts and More at Axis Labs

You can help your body achieve wellness while possibly increasing your testosterone levels by making use of the CBD products from Axis Labs. In addition to our CBD products, we also offer a line of sports nutrition supplements, including testosterone boosting stacks. When you pair these supplements with CBD and healthy diet and exercise, you could achieve your health and fitness goals faster.

More than just a resource for high-quality products, Axis Labs is your source for great information about topics like the link between CBD and testosterone. Check out our more in-depth page then order your own CBD and testosterone boosting products today.

Managing Your Anxiety With The Help Of CBD

Managing Your Anxiety With The Help Of CBD

Not to cause you any stress, but it’s estimated that one in three Americans deals with anxiety in one form or another at some point in their lives. As more people start to talk about their relationship with anxiety, more people are becoming aware of how it can affect their lives. With so many treatment options being proposed or tried, sometimes with questionable results, some are looking for a more natural way to help manage their anxiety symptoms. With the growing popularity of CBD, there is also a growing body of research suggests that it may be useful in helping to manage anxiety. Join Axis Labs CBD as we explore this connection.

But What About THC?

It’s not uncommon for many people to connect cannabis and mental health and think about medical marijuana. But studies have found and individuals have corroborated that this particular cannabis plant can actually worsen their anxiety. So is CBD any more effective at managing anxiety than THC?

Your body processes these two different compounds in different ways, largely because they interact with different hormones and neurotransmitters. Research suggests that THC triggers the “fight or flight” response within our brains. CBD, on the other hand, can actually help lessen that response. Using CBD-based products may also help to keep your heart and respiratory rates low during events that you might think are stressful.

Which Kinds of Anxiety Does CBD Help?

Like many mental health concerns, anxiety manifests itself in a variety of ways depending on the individual. In some cases, CBD has been used effectively to help them manage their symptoms.

One of the most common types of anxiety is social anxiety. For those with this condition, they may feel that they are being criticized or judged while engaging in social activity. These feelings may lead them to avoid interacting with others entirely. But a study from 2010 noted that CBD may be useful in limiting your anxious feelings well in social situations.

Another common form of anxiety is general anxiety. This is a perfect pervasive sense of worry or concern that an individual may not have any control over. Fortunately, a 2011 study found that CBD has anxiolytic properties. Essentially, these properties prevent our brains from interpreting our emotions as anxious. The study compared the reactions of patients who had taken a dosage of CBD with patients who would use the placebo. Ultimately patients who used CBD noted lower levels of subjective anxiety throughout the day.

Including CBD and Your Anxiety Treatment Plan

If you’re living with anxiety you may benefit from the addition of CBD products into your anxiety treatment plan. Meet with your doctor and see if this compound will offer you positive effects. In some cases, it could interact negatively with other medications you are taking so it’s important to meet with the doctor before using CBD.

If you’re looking for CBD to help manage your anxiety, you found the right place. Axis Labs is a purveyor of fine quality CBD oils, creams, and capsules. Lab tested for purity, we offer some of the best CBD available. Browse our complete collection today and order yours now.

 

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