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CBD oil Analytics

CBD oils are not all equal, far from it. Many are made from “legal” EU strain. This list of allowed industrial hemp contains about 80 different strains. Most contain 2-3% CBD and less than 0.2% THC. In order to get to 10% and even 20% – 30% you obviously need some processing. That doesn’t necessarily mean this oil is not great. On the other hand, you have countries (outside the EU) that have different rules and allow more strains to be grown and processed. The more strains you can grow the better chance you have to find and grow stronger and more beneficial plants with original 10% or 20% CBD strength that requires less processing.

In order to find a good oil for you, there are few basic points you can look at on the Lab report “certificate of analyzis”

Look for the % of WW (weight for weight) A good Full Spectrum oil will contain more than just CBD, like CBG, CBC and most importantly THC.

When you compare one oil to another this is a good starting poing. However there are companies that will add both Cannabinoids and Terpenes in order to make it look great. Look for the word “formula” “blend” “unique” when shopping. This is not what we call original oil, this is a blend of many and that is not something we are a big fan of.

We have used mainly two companies to test our products, Phytovista is in the UK, quick and reliable lab that is getting a ISO17025 accrediation. The other lab we like is in Swizherland and can also test for high THC, mother plants (cuttlings) loss on drying and many more. see ISO9001 approved Swiss experts at

The manufacturer should also test for Heavy metals. They occur both naturally and as a result of human activity. Some of the most common and damaging heavy metals include arsenic, cadmium, lead, and mercury. Fish, meat, brown rice and leafy green vegetables, are higher in heavy metals than others.

Another lab test you may want to look at if you are specific about your oils is the Terpene Profile. A good Full Spectrum oil contains variety of terpenes.

The only way to know, for sure, is to grow your own or get it from someone you trust.

Trust but always Verify!

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Decriminalize Hemp products

1961 scheduling of cannabis as a dangerous drug was based somewhat on misinformation but more likely as an order from “above” – The big corporations (big corruptions).

The scheduling implied that cannabis is one of the most dangerous, addictive narcotics on the planet with absolutely no medicinal value. We know this isn´t completely true, but alcohol, tobacco, and sugar all fit this description perfectly (none of these were even scheduled)

World Health Organisation has admitted the 1961 scheduling is wrong! This week, when trying to reverse the mistake, the big companies (EU as front) placed pressure on the member states who were due to vote and delayed voting until the end of this year at least.

When will we open our eyes and see that we are being let down by corruption and greed? Causing our self unnecessary pain and suffering to keep a few cotton, plastic and pharma shareholders happy?

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Happy Valentines day

This Saint Valentine’s Day or the Feast of Saint Valentine is a little special for all of us born in 1970. This year we will be turning 50-year-old. As every year passes, we learn to appreciate and enjoy the things that matter more and what life has to offer. By choosing how we live our life, we can have an impact on our health and our life standard. It does not have to be hard and unpleasant. Simple choices can have a great impact. Leave the car at home and walk more, take the stairs and not the elevator. If you do not exercise regularly, this is the perfect time to look for something that will not only make you healthier and happier but also will see you singing and dancing into the second half of your life. You do not need a Gym pass, private trainer or expensive kit to see amazing results. You can go to the nearest park and perform your moves at the widely available outdoor gyms. Or do like many of us, use the back garden from spring to winter and the living room or garage floor during the wet and cold days. Simple exercise programs, planned for 6-8 weeks at the time for different seasons, keeping them interesting. Believe you me, the oldest and simplest moves are still the best. Build up to 10 push-ups on your toes or knees, before summer and you will feel like a champion, half a pull-up builds up to a whole and then a couple, amazing results. Squatting with your own body weight, find some stairs to jog up and walk down. A single dumbbell or a kettlebell can help you perform multiple moves. By using light weights and slow controlled movements, your bicep and tricep will grow like a spring onion. Walk – Walk – Walk, it is not overrated. If you have a smartphone, it can tell you how many steps and how many miles/km you have covered in a day, week, month and a year. That in itself can be a competition where the winner is you! Want to be part of the great Parkrun experience, start today with a walk, build up to a short jog, then slowly add some meters and before you know it, you have completed the 5K jog. Swimming, simply the best. When it comes to food, we should eat everything we want! it is just the art of not wanting everything, that can be hard to adjust to.

Give your self some Love this Valentine, make the move to a healthier and happier life.

We are officially on the road with the club “over 50”, stay tuned for some moves.

Ps: This month, 20% off our Broad Spectrum oil with Love.

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CBD does size matter?

When we look at the ocean of CBD products available, it is easy to get confused about what is what and what to choose. There are different types, Full Spectrum (the whole plant extract including THC), Broad Spectrum (THC removed) and Isolates, the pure CBD powder that is typically used for topical skincare and creams.

Then there is quantity, percentage, mg, ml, drops per bottle and drops a day.

Take for example; You pay  £ 87 for a 10ml bottle (200 drops) with 2000mg of CBD. Every drop contains 10mg of CBD (2000mg/200 drops = 10mg/drop) if you consume 30mg CBD/day your 10ml bottle will last 66 days or just over two months. Cost £ 1,33/day

Now we take a 30ml bottle (600 drops) with 2500mg of CBD. Every drop contains around 4mg of CBD (2500mg/600 drops = 4.16mg/drop) This bottle of same quality Full Spectrum CBD sells for £ 140 average and lasts for 75 days so your daily dosage of 30mg now contains 8 drops and cost you  £ 1.87/day

The effective way is to compare the quantity and quality of the CBD, not the carrier oil. Good quality CBD oil from the original extract will give you good value for your money.

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Happy holidays – News for next year

For our webstore you can now shop online and pay with all major Debit and Credit cards.   

New exciting products coming for 2020:

10-12% Full spectrum CBD oil

5ml bottles, perfect for sampling, see if it works for you or give to someone who you love without breaking the bank.

30mg/day “New formula” can’t wait to show you this one.

CBD cream – Strong – tried – it works

Many many many more bath bombs,

Videos, new YouTube channel as we want to share with you how to make them yourself. Sharing is caring.

New club…

And more

We wish you a Merry Christmas

Team Lighter Leaf