And those choices are soon likely to become even more confusing: The CBD market is expected to multiply at least sevenfold by 2021, to $2.15 billion, up from $292 million in 2016, according to the Brightfield Group, a market research firm that specializes in cannabis. Even Coca-Cola says it’s “closely watching” the growing interest in CBD and its potential as an ingredient in some of the company’s beverages.
First off, hemp seed oil is oil extracted from hemp seeds. It contains very little CBD and is not commonly used as a source for CBD since the rest of the plant contains much more CBD. The claim to have a ‘full spectrum CBD’ is very strange wording. CBD stands for cannabidiol. It is a single chemical, a single cannabinoid, so it cannot be ‘full spectrum’ because it contains no other ingredients. This could be merely bad writing, or could indicate attempt to confound either consumers, or more likely sellers. The ingredients listed say hemp seed oil, CBD rich whole hemp extract, and flavoring. There’s no list of just ‘CBD’ alone. However, on the certificate of analysis provided by the organization, the percent of CBD comes out correct. From this we conclude that the ‘phytocannabinoid extract’ is indeed all of the cannabinoids together, but that more than 160% of that is comprised of CBD. Therefore, we can fairly well trust that this product does in fact contain the stated level of CBD, despite the confusing wording.
Research on CBD and anxiety has generally looked at cannabis as a whole product, not as CBD as a standalone compound. Some studies suggest that it can help with anxiety: like this 2011 study that suggests CBDcan reduce social anxiety or this 2015 review that says CBD could be promising for many forms of anxiety. It’s also important to consider whether the CBD comes from the cannabis plant and therefore may include THC, a cannabinoid that for some, induces anxiety. Read our comprehensive article on CBD and anxiety, here.
1. Is Hempworx a scam? No. CBD oil scams do exist whereby consumers are deceived and grossly overcharged for a poor quality product. Hempworx is a real product of reasonably good quality that is sold to customers that willingly purchase it. Hempworx does sell its products through multi-level marketing (MLM). This is the same sales strategy used by companies like Avon, Doterra, Rodan & Fields, Advocare and a host of others. Each sale is credited to one of their affiliates who receive a commission for the sale. Affiliates are also incented to recruit new affiliates to sell the product. While the MLM business model can be controversial and the authenticity of testimonials from those selling the product can be questioned, that doesn’t make it a scam.
I am a very private person when it comes my health. I’m English we don't talk about our ailments. I have to share because I believe by getting over myself I can help others. I have been taking 500mg 4 drops 2x a day for 4 weeks. My results as follows, came off Lexipro for anxiety after 2 weeks. no longer need my BP meds and will come off Lipitor after seeing my Doctor. Pepcid no longer needed for acid reﬂux. I bought the Relief cream but I haven’t needed it as my body feels as if it’s been WD-40'd. Not bad as I will be 78 next week. (Send chocolate)
The man at the bottom always makes far less than the man at the top. The cool thing about MLM companies that carry products that work, and pay up to 85% like Hempworx, is the products sell themselves and I can climb to the top way faster than any other company like Target. McDonalds, Starbucks, Etc…..your business is only as great as the work or effort you put into it.
So I went about doing my own due diligence on each of these 7 concerns and here’s what I learned: I learned about the products and that they were advertised as very high quality - organic, non-gmo, made with hemp grown in Kentucky USA and came with a 30 day empty bottle guarantee. So far so good. Then I looked for HempWorx Reviews for people that have tried the product so I could see direct feedback. I was frankly astounded by how many positive reviews there were for people getting serious results from anything from chronic pain, anxiety, diabetes, poor sleep and more. But were these reviews legit? Well, they were all from Facebook where there is an actual photo of the reviewer and an unsolicited post in their own words. So, as far as testimonials go, it is probably as solid as it gets because the reviewer can be contacted directly to confirm the results. I ended up compiling my own group of HempWorx reviews from Facebook users and posted them on 5 separate pages -here is one of those pages you can view at CBD Oil for Pain.
I started taking CBD three months ago...I was skeptical in the beginning like most; I learned about CBD from a support group I was in for parents with children with ADHD, Autism and other child brain development issues. So I started researching more about it, everything I read was incredibly possitive but almost too good to be true....Then I started researching brands and companies and I stumbled upon HempWorx because I was scrolling through PB and saw a post from a friend who was using it and I was blown away by her testimonial. So I made the leap, 30 days to try it and get a full refund... why the heck not!! Long story short, after two weeks my 10 year old son started to show us it was working!! We decided one weekend to use all CBD and we were in utter shock! He was less impulsive, eating three meals a day and he said he just felt more like him self... meaning the medicine wasn’t making him feel like he was in a trance :)
This is the worst company I have dealt with they take weeks to ship I set up for auto ship and on my third month after 10 days it's still had not been shipped after I contacted them they said they did not have my unit number in the address they sent me it was right there so when I asked him to send a complimentary bottle to make up for the weeks I've had to wait in between orders they said they don't do that I said cancel my auto-ship and refund my credit card they don't do that they said I have to wait till I receive the product and send it back and apply for a refund I could not recommend this company to anyone although I think the product is good but it does defeat the purpose if you're waiting weeks in between running out
After joining HempWorx, I tested the products myself and I was pleasantly surprised. I bought the HempWorx CBD oil 500mg and the HempWorx pain rub and each has worked very well for my chronic back pain while also providing a calming effect which I like. Great results, but would these products work for my customers? Here’s an example - my very first customer bought the 750mg CBD oil for her arthritis pain. She had tried other products that had THC in them that did not work for her. After a week or so after she bought the CBD oil, I called her to get feedback on how it was going and she said she really didn’t notice a difference so I suggested that she take the oil topically on her pain areas rather than sublingually. A week later she was ecstatic because she was now getting relief from her arthritis pain and this was the only thing that was helping her. She reordered a few weeks later. So now I knew I could check off that main concern of whether the products were for real.
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Should any legal disputes arise between a distributor and the company, proceedings shall take place in Dallas, Texas, where the matter will be resolved by “mandatory, final, binding, nonappealable arbitration.” However, if the distributor wins, it won’t be a great victory as damages are “limited to the amount of products [he or she] has purchased from the company that are in resalable condition.”
Making health claims, even just the ability to treat relatively minor problems like migraines, is legal only for prescription drugs, which undergo extensive testing for effectiveness and safety. And the more dramatic the claim, such as the ability to cure cancer or heart disease, the more skeptical you should be. Since 2015, the FDA has cracked down on dozens of companies selling CBD products online for making unallowed health claims.
"I have suffered with insomnia, anxiety and chronic back pain for years. With bulging and herniated discs from C3-C6 and T2-T7, I’m like a worm trying to get comfortable in bed for sleep. The pain is related to the insomnia. If I can get comfortable, I might be able to get some sleep. I tried epidural steroid injections in my spine 4 times last year. It still left me with needing more. Then my friend called me with the 750 product saying, 'I know you've been going through the pain, a friend gave this to me to try and it might work for you.'
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HempWorx blew us away with the comprehensive nature of their Certificates of Analysis, and excellent sourcing standards, and commitment to education. We were disappointed by their full-steam-ahead focus on the financial incentives for selling (not consuming) CBD. Exhortations like “Cash in on the emerging $7.1 Billion Cannabis industry!” and “…we have a VIRAL product that requires zero selling!” were disappointing to read. This emphasis on their affiliate program (as opposed to a discussion of charitable endeavors) is a little different from other brands. However, HempWorx now makes product pricing and details available right on the site.