The CBD in Barroso's gummies was derived from marijuana plants, so it contained another compound, THC, which is illegal in many states. ​Barosso needed something without THC--he'd been jailed for drug use, and testing positive for THC would violate his parole. In 2012, he approached a compounding pharmacist, Laura Fuentes, about making a hemp-derived CBD product that could alleviate his pain and help keep him off opiates. She came up with an oil. "I could have gotten cleaner quicker if I'd had CBD every day," he says.


Our refreshing and minty blend is easy to swallow and gentile on your stomach with no foul or earthy aftertaste. Simply place the precision dropper under your tongue and squeeze, (approximately 20 drops) and allow 30 seconds before swallowing. You can even apply a drop or two to your skin & feel the moisturizing difference. Or, place a few drops to your favorite beverages & savor the fresh yet mild minty taste. Our hemp extract tincture comes in a variety of flavors and strengths for our customers own and different needs. Each tincture consists of high-quality hemp extract. This product is gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan friendly and organic. Extracted only from proprietary CO2 (supercritical) extraction process of maximum absorbency and effect.
HempWorx did not come into the picture until May 2017, when it merged into My Daily Choice and became its flagship product, supplementing the line of “nutritional sprays” promoted for everything from weight loss (Trim 365) to cognitive function (simply, Brain). The idea for HempWorx came in the waiting room of a doctor’s office. “I was really sick,” Josh’s wife, Jenna Zwagil, said in a recent interview in which she recounted the visit. As the story goes, in 2014, she was diagnosed with celiac disease. She cut gluten out of her diet but wasn’t getting better. As she waited to be called in for her appointment, she started reading an article on her phone on “the power of cannabis” in treating autoimmune disorders like hers. When she finished the article, she said, she walked out of the office without seeing the doctor to immediately seek out cannabidiol or CBD. Josh and Jenna Zwagil’s “How We Met” story, posted on a shared Facebook account, picks it up from there:
They make selling it look SO amazing and SO easy to start making money. They pull you in their trap and don’t help you at all like they say they’re going to. I spent $234 on my first order.. Made only $28 the first month, and then $49 the next month. Bought another $70 worth of bullshit & I haven’t made anything. I watched all the training videos, posted daily, but still nothing! Unless you want to be on your phone constantly, lose money, and be tricked into this business. DON’T DO IT. Don’t sign up as an affiliate you are wasting your money.

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.
The heat is very much on CBD oil sellers these days as the FDA continues to crack down on companies selling “questionable” (to put it nicely) hemp-based products. In fact, since 2015 – when the FDA first issued warning letters to multiple CBD sellers – the industry has been forced to clean up its act, at least in terms of manufacturing operations and brand transparency.
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