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A Primer on the Hemp Terpene Geraniol

A Primer on the Hemp Terpene Geraniol
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 25, 2023

CBD is the most dominant cannabinoid in hemp flowers, but it’s far from the only compound in this plant. Besides secondary cannabinoids like CBG and CBN, hemp has dozens of flavorful terpenes. These aromatic compounds give each hemp strain its unique scent. Currently, scientists estimate there could be hundreds of terpenes in hemp flowers, many ... Read more

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Unraveling the Mysteries of THC-O

Unraveling the Mysteries of THC-O
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 22, 2023

Cannabis has long captivated our interest with its abundance of naturally occurring compounds, collectively known as cannabinoids. At the forefront is the notorious delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol or delta-9 THC, best known for its psychoactive properties.  But there’s a THC newcomer to the scene, named THC-O, or THC-O-acetate. So, what is it and should you try it? Let’s ... Read more

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ND in CBD — What Does “ND” Mean on a CBD Lab Test?

ND in CBD — What Does “ND” Mean on a CBD Lab Test?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 20, 2023

If you’ve been browsing through the CBD product reviews on Real Tested CBD, you’ve probably run across the acronym “ND.” It’s common to find these two letters on various columns in a standard third-party lab report. However, if you’re not already involved in the lab testing industry, you may have wondered what this term refers ... Read more

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Is CBD Crude Oil Crummy or High-Quality?

Is CBD Crude Oil Crummy or High-Quality?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 18, 2023

The term “CBD oil” now encompasses a wide array of hemp extracts. Although all CBD oils may look similar, each company uses a different refining process to extract this valuable hemp cannabinoid. Some companies refine away virtually all the secondary hemp compounds, while others focus on preserving the “full spectrum” of the hemp plant. Arguably, ... Read more

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Is THC-O the New Delta-8?

Is THC-O the New Delta-8?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 15, 2023

Just as we’re trying to figure out the unique properties of delta-8 THC, hemp companies are flooding the market with yet another THC-related compound: THC-O. Interestingly, scientists have known about THC-O for longer than delta-8 THC, and there are rumors the US government had a hand in developing it.  According to initial reports, THC-O offers ... Read more

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THC vs HHC: What Are the Differences and Potential Benefits?

THC vs HHC: What Are the Differences and Potential Benefits?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 13, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of cannabinoids, two particular compounds that continue to gain more and more interest are delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and hexahydrocannabinol (HHC). These cannabinoids share some similarities, but they also have very unique features that distinctly influence their effects and potential benefits.  Let’s take a closer look at the differences between THC and HHC, ... Read more

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Can Cannabidiol Make You A Casanova?

Can Cannabidiol Make You A Casanova?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 11, 2023

Countless 21st-century lovers are already replacing champagne and chocolate with CBD gummies. Believe it or not, many anecdotal testimonies suggest CBD has potent aphrodisiac qualities. If you’ve stumbled across this post, chances are you’re one of the many people interested in using CBD for a little extra help with lovin’. To be fair, the research ... Read more

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Can CBD Have Above 0.3% THC?

Can CBD Have Above 0.3% THC?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 8, 2023

The 2018 US Farm Bill gave farmers and consumers a precise definition of hemp flowers. If a cannabis strain has ≤ 0.3 percent delta-9 THC on a dry weight basis, it qualifies for federally legal hemp status. However, even if a CBD-rich flower has a smidge above this 0.3 percent cutoff, it’s technically illegal marijuana.  ... Read more

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What in the World is a CBD Moon Rock?

What in the World is a CBD Moon Rock?
Woody
Woody
September 6, 2023

People immersed in cannabis culture should know what “moon rocks” are. Plus, now that it’s common for hemp vendors to sell this highly-concentrated product, CBD fans are learning about it. While CBD hemp moon rocks look and taste similar to marijuana moon rocks, the two products have wildly different effects.  Just because CBD moon rocks ... Read more

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“Distilling” the Difference— CBD Distillate vs CBD Isolate

“Distilling” the Difference— CBD Distillate vs CBD Isolate
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
September 1, 2023

There’s no such thing as “just CBD oil.” Every CBD extract on today’s market goes through a slightly different refining process. For this reason, manufacturers have developed labels to describe the concentration of their hemp products. In previous posts, Real Tested CBD has gone through the unique features of full-spectrum and broad-spectrum goods. However, you ... Read more

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Thinking About Planting Commercial CBD Hemp?

Thinking About Planting Commercial CBD Hemp?
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 30, 2023

There wouldn’t be a “CBD boom” without plenty of commercial hemp farmers. Although hemp isn’t a “staple” crop in North America, it has become an increasingly attractive option throughout the agricultural industry. Indeed, some farmers have begun phasing out plants like tobacco in favor of CBD hemp. While growing CBD hemp certainly has commercial potential, ... Read more

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CBD for Your Lungs?— The Effects of CBD Oil on Asthma

CBD for Your Lungs?— The Effects of CBD Oil on Asthma
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
Dr. Igor Bussel, M.D., M.S., M.H.A
August 28, 2023

Health authorities now estimate that 300 million people worldwide have asthma. Unfortunately, it’s expected the total number of asthma patients will increase in the ensuing years. Although various medications like steroids can help people manage their symptoms, a growing number of patients are curious about all-natural remedies for asthma.  Interestingly, CBD has become a popular ... Read more

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