Cannabinoids, or CBD, can benefit your health in many ways. If you are interested in purchasing CBD, you may find it difficult to find a trusted retailer. CBD is still largely an unregulated market, making it difficult for consumers to know what makes a legitimate and high-quality hemp product.
What is CBD Hemp Oil?
CBD is a full-spectrum and non-psychoactive oil. Hemp oil is filled with cannabinoids and terpenes to help regulate and stabilize your body.
CBD is derived from the buds of hemp plants in oil form. CBD is also known as Cannabidiol. The buds are the part of the plant that contains a variety of natural chemical compounds that interact with the body’s central nervous system. Your body already has thousands of chemical receptors that regulate homeostasis and your general sense of physical well-being.
And when you take CBD, you trigger those receptors. There are minimal traces of THC in hemp, so you just feel balanced and can’t get high.
In this post, we will review Populum, an all natural and sustainable hemp oil brand.
The brand’s name comes from the Latin phrase “Ad populum,” meaning “for the people.”
Populum‘s mission is to destigmatize hemp and make the benefits of pure, high-quality hemp accessible, affordable and truthful to everyone through third-party testing. All their products are sourced in Colorado, USA and are organic and non-GMO. Through these efforts, Populum hopes to make hemp mainstream and build hemp’s reputation as an essential supplement.
Their proprietary technology works to isolate and remove unwanted compounds to provide maximum potency. Products are then formulated in a GMP facility where solutions are tested and bottled with care. Finally, packages are shipped to customers including third-party lab results in every box.
Hemp has been around for hundreds of years and finding the right product and brand can take some time. At Populum, you can take advantage of their risk-free, 30-day trial, making it very easy to try out hemp products before you commit. If you’re not happy with your CBD products within the first month, you can request a full refund.
Populum starts with high-quality hemp grown on US farms using organic and non-GMO practices.
CBD oil is extracted through a distillation process. There are two steps to the distillation process; Food Grade Ethanol Alcohol Extraction and Fractionalized Distillation. This method cleans the oil of waxes, lipids and chlorophyll. This ensures that the spectrum oil contains high levels of phytocannabinoids and terpenes, which is what affects your body.
Populum‘s hemp is then third-party tested and bottled in a U.S. laboratory. It is shipped to customers with lab results included in every package. For some products, you will also find the lab results linked to the product page.
Populum Review: Starter Kit
Populum sent me a Starter Kit to review on my blog. The starter kits are intended to help you find a product you love. The set includes a bottle of full spectrum hemp oil (250mg), Cold Therapy Hemp Rub and Zen Pets Calming Oil. Below are the three (3) items in the starter kit and my review of each product.
#1 Full-Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil ($59 for 250 mg)
The Full-Spectrum Hemp CBD Oil is used to treat pain, insomnia, anxiety and more. Their hemp oil has an orange flavor and scent, making it palatable to consume alone or within your favorite foods or beverages. Their full-spectrum hemp oils come in concentrations of 250, 500 and 1000 mg.
To start, Populum recommends one full drop of their tincture per day. You can apply directly to your tongue or underneath it. The oil absorbs and dissipates almost immediately. Take not of how your body feels after the recommended dosage. For the best results, you should stick to the same CBD routine for 30 days.
#2 Cold Therapy Hemp Rub ($45)
The Cold Therapy Hemp Rub comes out in a gel-like form and is not greasy. It is applied topically (on your skin) and absorbs immediately. Depending on your usage of the product, the rub can work immediately or take some time. I put some on my knees each night for 4 days and noticed that it alleviated a lot of my joint paint within 15 minutes.
The rub feels cool, like Icy-Hot. It did sting my eyes a little so I was hesitant to use it above the waist. I eventually used it on my shoulders with the help of my boyfriend. My eyes initially stung due to the vapors, however, the sensation went away in less than a minute.
I carry my rub with me wherever I go. After yoga, I immediately rub some on my knees. I also combine an ice treatment on my knees if it’s an intense and hot class. It helps with my arthritic inflammation in my knees.
The rub is made with 100% natural help oil and includes chamomile, arnica and aloe vera.
#3 Zen Pets Calming Hemp Oil ($35)
The Zen Pets Calming Hemp Oil includes 100% natural hemp extract, hempseed oil and coconut oil. Their pet oil is intended for cats and dogs. Each vial contains 100 mg of hemp oil.
Bebot, my chihuahua miniature pinscher mix is an extremely nervous and anxious dog. She is 12 years old and takes CBD treats regularly. I tried the oil with her and she immediately lapped it up. She probably knew what was in there because when I give her regular medication, she is very resistant to it.
My dog takes her CBD orally, but you can also mix the oil into your dog’s food.
Here’s my video review of their Starter Kit!
Where to Buy Populum
Here are some other discounts (you may have to qualify):
- The more often you buy, the more you save. You can subscribe monthly and receive 20% off your orders.
- Veteran’s receive 25% off all orders. Apply here for your discount.
Overall, I find Populum to be legitimate and trustworthy. Their products are domestic, non-GMO and lab tested. Lab results can be found online and in the package so that you know what you’re investing in. I definitely recommend Populum if you are looking for a high-quality CBD brand.
Populum Review GIVEAWAY
Want to try out some CBD products? One (1) lucky winner will receive a Populum Starter Kit! Contest runs June 18 through July 14th, 2019. Winner will be announced on the 15th! Schimiggy Reviews will ship the prize directly to the winner. The kit is valued at $139 USD.
This is a sponsored post by Populum. However, all thoughts and opinions are always my own and 100% honest.