So the CBD arrived. Josh and I took it for a couple of days Just to make sure we didn't feel funny or get sick and both of us had never felt better in our lives. So we gave it to our daughter, 5 drops of the peppermint ﬂavor under her tongue in the morning. It has been a month now and she is passing. 20% graded papers have turned into 105% graded papers. She loves to read and tell me all about the story. Her focus and attention have returned. She is not crying when it‘s time to do homework!
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.
At these prices I believe most purchasers believe they are buying a CBD containing product for pain control or other conditions. When a product is advertised as "full spectrum" this is what is implied. Do not make the same expensive mistake that I did. This is a hemp seed extract with negligible, if any, CBD. It has no effect for pain control, glaucoma, or other conditions.
HempWorx earns bonus points right out of the gate by choosing to use domestically grown, organic, and non-GMO hemp, and knocks it out of the park with their evident passion for educating the public on the uses, history, and science of cannabinoids. Fun facts (such as the fact that the first American flag was made out of hemp) add a rich critical thinking element to the customer’s experience. Instead of touting it as just another supplement, HempWorx gives homage to the long-standing legacy, magic, and controversy of the heralded cannabis plant.
As with any product, it is ultimately up to the consumer to do research about a specific product or brand they want to support. In the hemp industry there is a lot of competition, and rightfully so, as this is set to become a multi-billion-dollar industry in the next few years. HempWorx claims to sell among the best quality CBD products in the world, and they offer an MLM program for interested affiliates.
Aqua, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf, Glycerin, Xanthan Gum, Cetearyl Glucoside, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Cetyl Alcohol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Polea Europea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Caprylic Capric Triglyceride, Cannabis Sativa (Hemp Seed Oil), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii, Stearyl Alcohol, Sodium Hyaluronate, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Phytocelltec Malus Domestica
The final concern to address - was the market high growth with not much competition or was it slow growth with a lot of competition or somewhere in between? This was easy and compelling to determine. One look at Google trends showed the clear demand for these products seen in graph below. Another credible source, Forbes, predicts growth of the cannabis industry to be over 700% by 2020 - in fact, no other industry is growing faster. I also looked at the competition and compared the quality of products, their pricing, marketing, etc. and found that HempWorx was a clear leader. But what about competition - was it saturated or was their room to get in and make it work? Using a variety of metric tools, I figured out that it was definitely still quite early to be venturing into this market and the opportunity for growth without a lot of competition will be available for quite some time.
Aqua, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer Lecithin, Glycerin, Allantoin, Sodium Hyaluronate, Stearic Acid, Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Glycol Distearate, Menthol, Glyceryl Stearate, PEG-100 Stearate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Emu Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut Oil), Squalene, Cannabis Sativa Seed Oil (Hemp Seed Oil)< Arnica Montana Flower Extract, Boswellia Serrata Resin Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Gluconolactone, Sodium Benzoate, Calcium Gluconate
I also needed to know about the HempWorx management and marketing presentation - were they quality people with a quality message or were they cheesy and sleazy? I was surprised to find out that the Founders of HempWorx are a young couple, Jenna and Josh Zwagil (photo right). The company was born out of Jenn’s and her son’s medical needs after trying a CBD Oil product. After watching many videos and talking to other affiliates, I learned that Jenn and Josh are pretty straightforward, no B.S. people who care about making a difference in people’s health and wealth. The way they present the product is the same - nothing flashy or sleazy - just straight facts about the products and industry with a quality hands on approach.
Some CBD products also describe themselves as including or coming from “hemp oil.” In some cases, manufacturers use that term to mean CBD oil, which is oil rich in CBD made mainly from the leaves, resin, or flowering tops of hemp plants. But “hemp oil” more often, and more properly, refers to oil made from the seeds of the plant, and contains only very small amounts of CBD, says Lanier at the Hemp Industries Association. That oil is often included in hemp-based soaps, cosmetics, and similar products.
In sum, I would say the HempWorx affiliate program is as good as it gets. And I say that not because I am an affiliate but because I have done the extensive research and backed it up with facts. In addition, I have experienced the company, the products, the market, my customers, the competition and more first hand, not by guesswork. I am happy to answer any of your follow up questions to help you determine if this opportunity is a good fit for you. If you are interested, you can get started taking the HempWorx affiliate program free tour.
Despite the strange wording on the website, this certificate of analysis appears to show that this product does indeed have the stated level of cbd, about 10 mg per dropper. It is confounding therefore, why they have tried to conflate cbd oil and hemp oil, even using ‘phytocannabinoid hemp oil’ on the ingredients label rather than just saying, cbd content.
Very confused why my bottle does not have a batch number on it so that i can look up the certificate of testing? the person who sold me it said i could check lab testing and i can’t. this is false advertising. doesn’t seem right. on further looking it is an MLM company which makes you think how much the product is really worth if you are paying all the people at different levels. you pay the person who sold it to you and the people above them in the triangle. would rather not. i’m in scotland and over here cbd is now available lots of places. the high street versions aren’t very good. but i don’t want to support an mlm like this so I keep looking. i was drawn in by someone on facebook selling so be aware and be careful!