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Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: What’s in a Name?

Every day, more people are experiencing the health enhancing benefits of certain herbs and botanicals. Science is demonstrating the therapeutic qualities of many natural plant compounds, many of which have been used for thousands of years. But, consumer beware! Not all “natural” products are safe or effective.

Cannabidiol (CBD) has become extremely popular over the past few years. Recent scientific research demonstrates a wide variety of physical and mental benefits offered by pure, high quality full-spectrum CBD. It supports the Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Every mammal has an ECS, which acts as the orchestra conductor of the body. It works quietly, behind the scenes, to regulate & balance all of our hormones, our brain chemistry, and our immune response. It supports the wisdom of every cell in our body…..POWERFUL stuff!

One of the biggest challenges is to know EXACTLY what you are getting in a CBD Product. HempSMART’s organic, full-spectrum CBD is derived from hemp (not marijuana). It contains the therapeutic spectrum of synergistic cannabinoids, active terpenes, terpenoids & flavonoids, as Mother Nature intended. Only the THC molecule is selectively removed. We preserve the important Entourage Effect, while eliminating ANY chance of getting “high”. You will not fail a drug test because all of hempSMART’s products are THC-FREE.

The current political and economic environment surrounding CBD is interesting. Many countries, states & territories are still “figuring it out”. Lack of understanding, along with changing legal requirements, has made it a bit of a Wild West out there.

Advertising is often a game of “smoke & mirrors.” Some companies are marketing hemp oil as a legitimate competitor to hemp-derived CBD oil. Not so fast!!! Hemp oil, by definition, comes from the SEED of the hemp plant. It is rich in omega fatty acids and can be used in cooking, cosmetic applications, as a carrier oil for other therapeutic compounds, or in industrial products. Hemp Oil contains almost ZERO CBD or other cannabinoids.

Product labeling is not well regulated and it may be very difficult to tell exactly what you are purchasing. Always read the fine print. A reputable company will specify the exact content of CBD. The best companies provide a scientific analysis of their products, conducted by an independent certified lab. You should be able to see the amounts of every ingredient and the proof that the product is free from herbicides, pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria, mold & other contaminants.

Remember, HEMP OIL and CBD OIL are two very different products. It’s like comparing wine to grape seed oil. They come from two very different parts of the plant with very different properties. Both have legitimate uses, but do NOT confuse them. HempSMART uses organic hemp oil and coconut oil as a premium carrier for our full- spectrum CBD. Our labeling is precise, and complete Certificates of Analysis
are available online for every product. Quality, Integrity, & Transparency matter.

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CBD: the Good, the Bad & the Ugly

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of approximately 400 therapeutic compounds found in the cannabis plant. CBD is extremely popular, but often misunderstood. MIS-information about CBD abounds! Let’s take a look at the FACTS:

The Cannabis family includes both hemp and marijuana. Marijuana contains a much higher percentage of THC, a psychoactive compound that can make you “high.” By law, hemp can only contain up to 0.3% THC (3 parts per 1,000). HempSMART’s CBD based products are all derived from premium hemp. NOTE: HempSMART removes ALL residual THC from our products. There is NO concern about clouding your mental acuity or failing a drug test.

CBD may be labeled as CBD Isolate, BROAD Spectrum CBD, or FULL Spectrum CBD. What does that mean, in terms of its therapeutic potential?

~ CBD Isolate contains ONLY the CBD molecule. That single molecule is extracted from approximately 400 therapeutic compounds naturally found in cannabis. It has some therapeutic effects, but only a small fraction of the entire plant’s potential benefits. This is the least expensive way to produce a CBD product.

~ Broad Spectrum CBD products contain some additional compounds in addition to the single CBD molecule. Some components, such as other cannabinoids, terpenes or flavonoids, are added to the CBD in varying amounts. Broad Spectrum formulas may contain 5 or 15 or 50 distinct molecules. There is no standard for composition.

~ Full Spectrum CBD contains all of the naturally occurring therapeutic compounds found in the plant in the naturally occurring amounts. NOTE: HempSMART uses the FULL SPECTRUM of therapeutic compounds that Mother Nature put in the hemp plant, in the amounts that occur naturally. We selectively remove ONLY the THC molecule, leaving the integrity of the remaining molecules intact. We are best categorized as Full Spectrum with selective removal of THC. We preserve the “Entourage Effect” (the synergistic effect of the naturally occurring spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, terpenoids & flavonoids) while eliminating the risk of “getting high” or failing a drug test.

In addition to knowing what is IN your CBD products, it is essential to know what is NOT in them! Any good quality product will provide Certificates of Analysis (COA) by a certified independent lab. You should be able to see proof of testing for THC, heavy metals, herbicides, pesticides, bacteria, mold, and solvents. Every batch of every product should be tested, with COA’s available.

Pure, premium, full spectrum CBD supports the body’s Endocannabinoid System to:
~ balance hormones (sex hormones, thyroid hormones, stress hormones)
~ balance brain chemistry (learning, focus, memory, concentration, mood, sleep)
~ support healthy cellular function and cell reproduction (true Wellness)

Don’t buy “hype.” Invest in scientifically PROVEN RESULTS !

HempSMART : CBD for SMART People

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U.S. Patent Granted for hempSMART™ Brain

Marijuana Company of America (MCOA), parent company of hempSMART, was recently notified that we have been granted U.S. Patent # 10,201,553 for hempSMART  Brain. This momentous achievement was two years in the making.

HempSMART Brain is a unique and visionary wellness product for the support of brain function. It consists of a proprietary formulation of premium full spectrum, THC-free CBD from organically grown hemp combined with organic synergistic botanicals, in therapeutic amounts.

This innovative formula promotes healthy brain function in two important ways:

  1. It supports the integrity of existing brain cells. Brain formula assists in protecting brain cells from damage by toxins & free radicals.
  1. It promotes neurogenesis – the development of NEW brain cells. This unique synergistic formula supports the development of new infrastructure in the brain.

Don Steinberg, CEO of MCOA, commented “This patent award signifies the advances we have achieved and continue to work toward as a company to produce products of the highest quality. As we continue to build the hempSMART brand globally, our receipt of this patent will provide the company with the recognition of the unique advances being made.”

QUOTES from the BRAIN Patent:

“The present invention is unique in that this product utilizes a synergistic blend of natural neuroprotective and neuro-regenerative compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD), all in clinically researched and verified therapeutic amounts.”


“CBD research is extensive and compelling. The brain is “hardwired” with specialized receptors for CBD. Each ingredient in this invention has been clinically validated to support a specific neuro-protective or neuro-regenerative effect. This unique formulation promises to revolutionize the safe and effective optimization of brain and neurological function. “

HempSMART Brain is designed to support memory, focus, concentration, learning, recall, mood, and restorative sleep. Whether you have health concerns or just want to be function with peak performance, hempSMART Brain will support you in being the BEST version of YOU.

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Should “HEALTHY” People Take CBD?

This is a great question that I am asked frequently. Many individuals with physical challenges, like low energy, poor sleep, memory issues, pain from exertion, or stress, report impressive improvement after supplementing with a good quality CBD product. But what if you are feeling GREAT, with plenty of energy, stamina, great sleep, no pain and no stress? First, let me say CONGRATULATIONS! You are in the fortunate minority.

Our bodies are amazing. Our cells were designed to be resilient and resistant to illness. Every cell has an innate intelligence that simply requires the right raw materials to function properly. Cells communicate with each other constantly to monitor and regulate our body functions. The “orchestra conductor”, behind the scenes, that helps our cells, organs, glands and tissues communicate is the Endocannabinoid System (ECS).

The ECS does three very important things to keep us healthy:

  1. It regulates ALL of our hormones (sex hormones, thyroid hormones & adrenal hormones.
  2. It regulates our brain chemistry (neurotransmitters responsible for mood, sleep, learning, memory, focus, problem solving)
  3. It regulates our immune response (how we respond to environmental threats at a cellular level)

That’s right. We are hardwired to use cannabinoids and even produce small quantities of them internally. They are SO important, that there are even cannabinoids in human breast milk. Our native cannabinoids have a short life and are used up quickly in times of stress.

So back to the original question, should healthy people take CBD? The short but emphatic answer is YES! We live in a stressful world and our internal production of cannabinoids is constantly challenged.

Pure, organically grown, full spectrum CBD is a wise investment in your continued health and vitality. We may FEEL healthy up until the time that our body’s resources are totally exhausted. When our ECS is unable to keep up with daily demands, the “orchestra conductor” has now walked off the stage! Multiple functions of the body now lack harmony and coordination. What started as a masterpiece of vibrant health deteriorates into a second rate production.

For individuals (and pets) with health concerns, hempSMART’s premium organically grown, full spectrum CBD can offer a natural choice. For those lucky enough to already be enjoying great health, hempSMART offers comprehensive “insurance” that will pay dividends for decades to come! Don’t leave your health to chance. Choose wellness by supporting the wisdom of every cell. Be hempSMART.

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No Pain = Huge GAIN!

Aches and pains take a toll on our energy and our mood. We hurt after exercise, hours sitting at the computer, or long days of lifting and carrying kids, backpacks, groceries or laundry baskets. Maybe your New Year’s Resolutions included new exercise and work out routines that leave you sore or stiff.

When you hurt, it’s a major drain on your energy. You feel irritable and your family and friends may find you short-tempered. The aches and pains might even interfere with deep restorative sleep, so the fatigue and irritability get worse. It’s a vicious cycle!

HempSMART’s Pain Cream (think COMFORT Cream) provides rapid relief of aches and pains, due to physical exertion, usually within 20-30 minutes. This amazing product has been so effective, it has been a challenge to keep our shelves stocked. Demand is unprecedented! We have amped up our production to help keep you active, mobile, and comfortable.

What is so special about hempSMART’s Pain cream?

Our organically grown, full spectrum CBD is combined with the best herbs and botanicals in this unique formula. Important components including arnica, frankincense, nettle, turmeric, ginger, aloe, rooibos and white willow bark are absorbed, thru the skin, to provide targeted relief and improved mobility. No side effects and no drug interactions….just improved quality of life!

Try hempSMART Pain Cream today and share a sample with someone you care about. Once you experience the benefits, you will not want to be without it. The sample size is perfect for your gym bag and travel kit.

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