Break the Rules #99: CBD Oil Mythbusters with Brooke Alpert of Daily Habit

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Dr. Lauryn, OTD, MS is a doctor of occupational therapy, clinical nutritionists and functional medicine expert with 25 years of clinical and personal experience in healing from complex chronic health issues and helping others do the same.

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CBD oil is a Wild, Wild West world. What is a quality product? What is hype? And why is CBD oil so good for you anyhow? Brooke Alpert, CEO and founder of Daily Habit CBD is in the house today to help us break some rules and bust some myths when it comes to CBD.

 

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Just a girl, her plant and the supplement she’s dreamed of creating. I’m Brooke, registered dietitian, author of 3 nutrition books and certified cannabis practitioner. My interest in CBD came from looking for an alternative treatment to help my husband manage his autoimmune condition. I then brought it into my practice to help my clients who were emotional eaters. Once I saw what this awesome compound could do, I became certified and knew I wanted to bring CBD into the wellness market- it’s actually the ultimate wellness vitamin. Seeing @dailyhabitcbd go from an idea in my head to a reality has been so rewarding. #whatsyourdailyhabit #cbd #cbdhealth #cbdoil #cbdpowder #cbdlifestyle #femalefounder #womenhelpingwomen #mentalhealthawareness #autoimmunedisease

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About Brooke Alpert

Brooke Alpert, M.S., R.D., C.D.N. is a certified holistic cannabis practitioner, a nationally recognized nutrition expert and a best-selling author. She is the founder of B Nutritious, a private nutrition counseling and consulting practice in New York City.
Brooke’s interest in cannabis, particularly in CBD came from trying to help her husband manage his debilitating autoimmune disease. Seeing what CBD could do for her husband, Brooke brought CBD into her private practice and saw many of her clients overall wellness improve.
Her clients positive reaction lead Brooke to go back to school to become a certified holistic cannabis practitioner. Having to navigate her husband and her clients through all the options and seeing how so many of the products out there were not adequate, lead Brooke to create her own brand of CBD products, called Daily Habit.

Brooke’s nutrition and cannabis expertise has lead her to be featured on national television regularly including, Good Morning America, The Doctor Oz Show, The Today Show, Access Hollywood and more. She was named one of the new up and coming stars in the beauty and health field in W Magazine and has been quoted and featured extensively in both national and international magazines including People, Shape, Glamour, Town & Country, Tatler and more.
Brooke received her Masters of Science at New York University and completed her training at Mt. Sinai Hospital in affiliation with NYU. She is an active member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Brooke completed The Holistic Cannabis Academy’s program to become a cannabis practitioner in 2018.
More about Brooke’s story can be found on her website: www.dailyhabitcbd.com

Show Transcript

Dr. Lauryn: [00:00:00] Well, hello hello, hello. Welcome to another edition of the Break The Rules podcast, where we talk about quieting the noise in the health, food, and fitness world, and today super pumped to have Brooke Alpert in the house. And Brooke is a registered dietician by training, gone entrepreneur in the CBD space.

And she’s been working with clients one on one for many, many years, living in New York. She’s trained out of NYU and Mount Sinai hospital in New York, but just through her own story and journey and her family’s journey kind of dove into this world of CBD, which has become a booming industry. We’ve all heard of CBD by now, but there is a lot of information out there and a lot of companies out there and it’s sometimes confusing to know what CBD oils and supplements are effective, what are hype, et cetera. So she’s here to help us quiet the noise in the CBD world today. Brooke, thanks so much for coming on. And if you could just introduce yourself to our audience and give us a little bit of background about what got you into doing the work you’re doing in the world.

Brooke: [00:01:14] Sure. Thanks so much for having me on, I’m really excited to be with you to break some rules. I like it. So, as you said, I’m a registered dietician. I’ve had a private practice in New York for about 15 years. And I loved my job of helping people change the way they’re eating and to change the way they’re feeling. And it was really great, but the whole time I helped people feel good, I, unfortunately, was unable to help my husband feel any better.

My husband and the father of our two kids has a debilitating autoimmune disease and the symptoms are really similar to MS. But basically he’s in a tremendous amount of pain and can’t put pressure on his feet stand for any period of time walk for any period of time.

And then shortly after the birth of our second daughter, it had spread to his hands and his forearms. And, you know, being the husband of a dietician can perhaps not be so fun because I thought I had so many amazing solutions for him in food and supplements and whatever healthcare practitioner I could meet at the time.

And for years, I had this poor guy on every diet known to man. I had him on like a version of the Wahl’s protocol on steroids. Basically he was eating like liver and cabbage only. Finally, he sort of hit his wall. And he said, you know, I’m really done. I’d like to eat whatever I want. I’m not feeling better. Can you just go back to being my wife and I, you know, I actually I had to really question whether I was willing to do that or not because it’s really hard, you know, anyone who has a family member or someone who really care about who’s not feeling well and if you’re in, especially if you’re in the healthcare world, you just want to fix it or help. And so, I was still like scheming and around that time, about a month or two after that big conversation he and I had, I started seeing some really interesting research about CBD coming across in some articles on my desk.

And some of the stuff I saw was about CBD and pain relief. So I offered CBD is an option to my husband. I tiptoed around that. I said, eat whatever you want, do whatever you want, but maybe you want to add the supplement in. I don’t know much about it. I know it’s somehow derived from pot or marijuana. And he said, sweet I’m in.

So I finally something that he was open to. And I found a brand Charlotte’s web, which is a very well known and reputable brand that I was comfortable giving him. And I did all my research to make sure it was a safe company. And within a month of taking it regularly, my husband was able to help teach our oldest daughter at the time, how to ride a bike.

And any parent out there knows that that is like brutal. It was brutal for me and I’m in great shape. So, and the only thing that was different with CBD. So I had that light bulb in my head to say like, this is a massive change. What is happening here? And that really. Became the beginning of my obsession with wanting to learn all about the cannabis plants in general, but especially CBD.

The more research I did, I learned about CBD and anxiety in my practice. At the time I had a lot of emotional eaters. So a couple of them that I was comfortable with, I asked them to just try it, you know, and we sort of prepared the right times to preemptively do it before their normal binge hours. And I saw a tremendous change in them as well.

So I went ahead and turned full on cannabis practitioner. I got a degree to become a certified holistic cannabis practitioner. And the whole time I was looking for a CBD supplement that would meet the majority of my clientele. So the ones who are well, but one is feel better, right? Someone like myself, who’s always looking for like the, you know, the secret to unlocking more energy and feeling better.

And I couldn’t find a CBD product that met my criteria, but that felt wellness. There was great products out there, like the one my husband was using for chronic pain and other issues, but nothing that felt really wellness-focused. And that’s why I decided to go ahead and create my own Daily Habit for real wellness-focused CBD supplement.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:05:42] With the Daily Habit, I love the name of that. Yeah. What kind of like, did that come to you instantly, or was that just like over time a lot of name hopping? Cause it’s like, it’s such a simple Daily Habit that you’ve helped people adopt.

Brooke: [00:06:00] You know, I feel like I stepped in gold right away with this one. I, and it’s funny. The same thing happened with my nutrition practice. I wanted something using my first initial, the letter B, and I just came up with B Nutritious and it just made a lot of sense and it was right away. Normally the more I think about things and if I overthink it, I lose any sort of a good idea.

So same thing with Daily Habit, it was as I’m trying to come up with this concept of what I was looking for in my search, I kept trying to figure out, all right, this is something I want people taking every day. I want it to be a healthy habit. You know, right away. And I called my attorney to trademark and get the websites before I even had a product because I didn’t want to lose the ability to have Daily Habit as our name.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:06:48] Yeah, that’s awesome. Well, let’s kind of talk about let’s backtrack a little bit. So you became a CBD certified practitioner. Talk a little bit about what that is. That’s awesome. I’ve never heard of that before.

Brooke: [00:07:00] It was a really great program that was started by another dietician to become, to help train other healthcare practitioners in the world of cannabis. So I, when I started with doing it, I really thought that this training, I was going to expand my practice and start working with doctors who prescribed medical marijuana. And that was sort of the original goal of this, of this new degree. And then I could open up the practice and work with clients who have their prescriptions for medical marijuana and move on from there.

And the more I learned about CBD though, you know, which was a huge part of the curriculum. It just kept speaking to me. And I really had that aha moment of saying like CBD is the ultimate wellness vitamin. Right. And when you, the more I learned about what CBD can do and how it acts as an adaptogen in our body, which means it really goes to where you need it. So no two people are gonna have the same reaction to it. I learned about the endocannabinoid system, the ECS, which is what we all have in our body, which is kind of just prime and ready to be, you know, utilizing the benefits from CBD or other components of the cannabis plants. I just fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker. And I wanted to get a product that I could comfortably put my name on and say, this is going to help you feel better. And that’s what I was able to create.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:08:24] Yeah, that’s really, really awesome. And let’s dive in. Nosedive into this area because CBD is like we were talking about earlier, just very saturated market now, and really common to see, talk a little bit about like the differences in the quality, like you mentioned Charlotte’s Web. That is a company I’ve heard of before, and I think has a good reputation, but talk to our listeners a little bit about just the wild, wild West of CBD.

Brooke: [00:08:55] Exactly what it is, you know, and in some ways it’s awesome. Right? The more we see these three letters, the more we’re going to be able to bring down the walls of stigma associated with it. So in some ways, it’s great. And in other ways, it’s terrible because there are really inferior products on the market. Products that are making claims that are not realistic. And then products that are saying that their CBD, when they might not actually contain any actual CBD in them, you know, and like, you’ll see hemp shampoos now. So people are thinking they’re using CBD on their hair. And so there’s pros and cons. I’m trying to be positive. And seeing that the more people get comfortable with these letters, the more comfortable they are going to be using it. And I’m hopeful that eventually, more people can be using good quality brands. So one of the biggest concerns when it comes to buying a CBD product, is are you really getting what you’re buying? And there’s a bunch of different ways that CBD can be labeled.

There are two big concepts. One is a full spectrum product, and another is an isolate. An isolate is sort of when you just extract that exact component from the plant. So they’re taking the industrial hemp plans or the traditional cannabis plants they’re extracting CBD from it, but nothing else. So I like to think of it as like taking the vitamin C out of an orange.

When you have a full spectrum plans, you’re actually using all, all the components of the plant. And not just so long with CBD, you’re going to get a hundred plus other – family grouping that CBD is in and so much more like a terpene and other, other components that all make CBD work better. And so that’s sort of like eating the whole orange where you have the vitamin C, but you also get fiber, antioxidants, you know, phytochemicals all these really good things for you. So a whole orange can be better than just eating the little bit of vitamin C. And that’s how I look, like to look for it so the most effective CBD products out there are full-spectrum products.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:10:58] And would they be labeled full-spectrum? And is that like a term that’s regulated or how would you know?

Brooke: [00:11:05] Yes. So for those of us that produce full-spectrum products, it costs a lot more money to make. We have a lot more, you know, regulatory hoops to jump through. We’re really proud that our products are full spectrum. So we will bless that wherever we can. So for us, it’s on, you know, right on our packaging, it’s on our website. It’s something that makes CBD so much more effective. So those of us were doing it are very proud of it. There is some funky labeling happening. You might seem broad-spectrum and full spectrum. I’m comfortable with both broad-spectrum as possible that there’s just no THC, which is the product, the component of the plant that most people associate with getting high or stoned or giving you the munchies, or it can just mean that they can’t guarantee that they have plants in it.

So either broad-spectrum or full-spectrum, are normally very safe bets to be purchasing.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:12:00] And talk a little bit about like, is it pretty standard that you get what you pay for?

Brooke: [00:12:06] For the most part. I think, you know, when you’ve got a big company and using Charlotte’s Web again, you know, the idea that I’d ever be considered a competitor of theirs, it would be such an honor. I don’t even put us in the same groupings just yet. They are such a massive business.

They’ve been really the pioneers of this. So they’re probably able to offer relatively decent priced products in comparison to smaller companies, but that said, if you see something like $9.99, I can pretty much guarantee that it’s not a product you want to be ingesting.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:12:41] Yeah, I’m more familiar with that like in the probiotic space at the same way. Most probiotics, some shells don’t contain the probiotics they claim. With CBD, like, what is the non-full-spectrum products or the cheaper products? Like, is it just not absorbable? Was it at one time that manufacturing and had a hint of CBD?

There’s just not as much. There are more fillers. Like what separates those products typically?

Brooke: [00:13:07] Right. So CBD isolate it, there are reasons to use it. So sometimes if you’re someone who has a severe form of epilepsy and you need to have extremely high doses of CBD, they’d add an isolate into the full spectrum product so they can boost the numbers up super high. Right. You can almost think of it as like fortifying it, but the bigger issue is that if you’re just taking an isolate, it’s not going to be as effective without all the other cannabinoids.

They work in something called the entourage effect. So that they make CBD more effective, but what’s worse is when there are companies that are promoting products and saying there’s CBD in it. And they’re actually made from hemp seed oil, there’s no CBD or any of those cannabinoids in the hemp seed itself.

It needs to have been germinated and sprouted to turn into a plant in order to get the benefit. So there’s a lot of products out there and some really big name beauty companies also who are claiming to have CBD in their skincare, claiming to have CBD in their supplements. And yet they’re actually using hemp seed oil.

And that’s the same goes for a lot of the products that are sold on Amazon because legally Amazon is not selling any full-spectrum CBD products. So it’s exactly, it’s all just, you know, misleading advertising at this moment. So you might have someone who’s trying, what they think is a good, you know, CBD product, and they might not even be consuming any CBD at all. So that might be someone who had walked past my product and be like, Oh, well I’ve tried something and it doesn’t work for me. And it’s like comparing a placebo to the actual product.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:14:47] Yeah, I know why it doesn’t work. Try it, please. Let’s talk a little bit minutely, maybe biochemistry, like layman’s terms, like how does CBD oil like the CBD in general – first, how, how is it administered? Cause I know it’s topical. Sometimes it’s ingestible, like talk a little bit about that. And then what it’s actually doing in the body.

Brooke: [00:15:13] Sure. This is where I can totally nerd out. So stop me if I go too far. So there are multiple different ways that you can take CBD. So there are tinctures, which is an oil-based liquid that you can put into your mouth directly. You can send to your tongue for a sublingual way to absorb it so it goes right into your gums. And it’s a very quick way to absorb it. There are gummies. There are capsules. My product is a powder. We were the first full-spectrum powder on the market, and there’s also topical. So you can get it and, you know, like traditional skincare or in great salves. Like, I love a good salve to use on a muscle that’s really sore or to use on my husband when he’s having a high pain day.

I’ll even use it on my daughter after an injury. She’s a figure skater. And so after a fall or like a muscle pull, I’ll rub it on her, so it can really be greatly absorbed topically as well as taking it as an ingestible.

I wanted to make a powder because I wanted something that didn’t feel medicinal. So I’ve tried all the tinctures. I don’t love pouring oil into my mouth. It doesn’t feel like wellness-focused. It felt more like a medication to me. I’m also a dietician who’s written books against sugar. So the idea of making it gummy did it make sense to me.

So, so for me, a powder really was that happy medium between feeling like a wellness supplement, the way that people will add collagen into their coffee or protein powder into a smoothie, as well as meeting the criteria of not feeling like a medicine.

Now when talking about what it can do in your body, I mentioned earlier about the ECS. We have this endocannabinoid system throughout our body. Mammals, most mammals have it so dogs and cats have them as well. And the ultimate goal of the ECS is to help your body maintain homeostasis or some type of balance. And if you think about all of the conditions that we hear, that we’re hearing about, that CBD can be beneficial with. So sleep, inflammation, anxiety, pain, and more, if you look at it, they’re all sort of like your body is off-kilter, right? Like you’re a little bit imbalanced. So by taking CBD, it goes to the receptors of the ECS. And what it does is it helps the ECS do its job of maintaining homeostasis. So I almost think of it as like a chiropractic adjustment, right?

We’re not masking the pain, we’re putting it back to where it belongs so that your body can then learn how to handle the pain better. So I think it’s super cool, especially for someone like my husband who has pain issues that he’s not masking it and walking, not feeling the pain, continuing to injure himself.

It’s actually helping his body heal from within. And so it’s the same thing when it comes to anxiety or sleep or emotional eating any of the issues that we use CBD for, it just kind of helps put you into a better adjustment. It helps your body find that balance. I don’t have any major health issues. I get headaches is pretty much my biggest thing when I’m taking my own product or a high-quality CBD product, I find it makes me a better version of myself. So now that I’m homeschooling my kids, as we’re living in quarantine, currently, I’m able to have a little bit more patience with them. It helps me as I’m doing work and I’m drinking my CBD and my tea, all of a sudden my shoulders are going lower. I didn’t realize that they were up to my ears because I was stressed about a deadline or a project I was doing.

So it really just sort of helps tell your body to adjust chill out and respond to help you optimize the rest of your day and your night or whatever you need to do.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:19:20] Is it something that your body like it helps train your body and those systems to work on their own? Or is it something that’s like best used on a daily basis on an as-needed basis? How do you see that play out?

Brooke: [00:19:34] It really depends on what you’re looking to achieve from it. I’ve used enough CBD going through my own supply of daily habits that, you know, I can easily take days off and not feel any different. Often what happens and I say that when you start taking CBD, you may not feel anything for the first day or two, I ask most people to give it five days to start responding based on your health and your current state of the body. It depends on how active your receptives are, your receptors are, and how quickly you’re going to feel it. So, if you’ve been following a really healthy diet, you’ve been exercising, you’re hydrating, that’s going to help your ECS be more attuned, and you’re going to feel the CBD quicker. But for a lot of people, it’ll take a few days.

What most people notice when they’re using CBD is not necessarily how they feel when they’re taking it, but they’ll notice the absence of it. So after like five days of not taking it, all of a sudden I might realize I’m losing my patients again with my kids – the knot in my neck from stress regularly.

And so a lot of times you’ll feel the absence of it. All of a sudden you’ll feel your anxiety starting to come back after a few days. But what it is is it’s not that your body’s off-kilter again, it’s that you’ve got some new things coming in that need to be brought back into balance. So CBD can help your body, bring it back into balance.

And then if it’s an acute moment, a short time that you needed help with, then you don’t need anymore. If this is an ongoing issue, if you struggle with anxiety, insomnia, pain regularly, then you’re going to have to help your body more regularly. Right. It’s the same thing about like going to therapy. Like if you’re dealing with like one small traumatic moment, you can work on it. But if we’re dealing with some chronic issues, you’re going to need more continuous therapy. So it’s an easy way to think about it like that. So someone like my husband is going to need to be using CBD regularly. His, you know, the autoimmune condition is really severe and it’s chronic and debilitating. So he needs it very often.

Someone like me, I can you know, go a week or two and be totally fine. And then wanting to be a better version of myself, I’ll start taking it again.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:21:46] Talk a little bit about why one would feel heart palpitations after using it. So that was my experience initially when I tried CBD is like one or two pumps under my tongue and it was in the evening hours, and I just remember feeling very like a racing heart.

Brooke: [00:22:03] That’s really interesting. Do you know, was it a full-spectrum product? What were you taking?

Dr. Lauryn: [00:22:08] It was, the brand was called Zilis, definitely paid for it…

From an adrenal perspective, that is the side effect that I’ve heard can, it can make people more anxious, but I don’t know if that’s because there’s like a healing reaction going on and it’s like, sometimes, you know, it’s like, it gets worse before it gets better. It seems like the opposite reaction of what you’re targeting because your body’s like dumping into that mode with whatever it is.

Like, I’ll see that with the antimicrobial protocols, like experiencing some die-off, et cetera. So I didn’t know if you’ve ever heard that before, or is that something I need to do a little bit more digging on?

Brooke: [00:22:51] No, I actually have heard it for some people. Anyone who’s had that sort of reaction I would definitely try to make sure that the product you’re using has it as little THC as possible. Sometimes it’s the THC. In order for it to be the legal CBD that we’re all using in my product, it has to come from industrial hemp. In order for something to be classified as industrial hemp, it has to have 0.3% THC or less, which means you really shouldn’t feel anything from THC.

You might have those palpitations, you might be highly sensitive to the THC. So even the 0.1, the 0.2, or 0.3%, might’ve been too much for you. I’m also curious in the amount of dosing you’ve done, right? So anytime you’re working with any of the cannabis plants, whether it’s industrial hemp, traditional cannabis, the rule of thumb is always to start low and go slow.

So if you were to try this product again, I would recommend doing a quarter of the dose that you had, and I would do it earlier in the day, so that this way your body still sort of powering through some of that energy. Versus trying to take it at bed when you’re really trying to unwind and then seeing how your body reacts.

So our product is sort of 10 milligrams per serving. And what I’ve really found is that 10 milligrams is the sweet spot for most people that aren’t dealing with, like severe chronic issues. Right? So a lot of people can feel great benefits from 10 milligrams. I still ask people to start with half a scoop to start so that they’re going with five milligrams to start with.

So until you know how your body’s going to respond, it’s really important to go for a very small dose. For you, you might only need two and a half to five milligrams to get the benefits you’re looking for and anything more than that might increase those heart palpitations. So I’d love for you to see about playing around with those kinds of numbers and seeing does it and then also trying at different times of day where you might have more room for that higher energy or physical reaction. There’s nothing worse than having heart palpitation as you’re trying and you go to bed cause you’re like, this is not going to work.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:25:05] Well, and I will explain I’m a very sensitive flower, so I can’t even drink like a sip of coffee without getting like a headache. So yeah, not the average human being on that front. Anything else that you see as just like a common myth within the CBD space that like needs to be debunked?

Brooke: [00:25:28] I think with all of the products out there, some of them good, some of them not good. And honestly, one of my biggest ones is the multilevel marketing products that are out there. So it’s, you know, regular people selling and making claims about what CBD can do for you. I think it’s really important not to oversell the product as well.

I think CBD is amazing. It has changed my life. It’s changed my husband’s life and it’s changed hundreds and hundreds of people that have bought our product and have had great success stories with. That said, if you were having severe debilitating issues, taking one dose of CBD is not going to cure them.

Taking CBD instead of going for conventional cancer treatment is not going to solve your cancer. You know, I think it’s really important that we don’t mislead people of what they’re going to feel from it. I’m the biggest fan of CBD out there. I’m the biggest fan of cannabis out there. Yet, I think it’s really important to be realistic with what kind of achievements and results you’re going to get with the product because people overselling it are only doing a disservice to a good quality product. So I think it’s really important to make sure that CBD definitely helped with anxiety, insomnia, pain, emotional eating, a lot of women’s health issues. So PMs related issues, cramps, and more. But it also is not the only answer. So you can’t be eating a really unhealthy diet and then expect that a scoop of CBD is going to make your life that much better.

It’s all part of a healing process for your body and staying healthy and the wellness goals. So something I always like to say, while CBD is amazing we have to be realistic that it can’t be the only solution that you’re doing as well as it’s not going to fix everything.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:27:25] Well said. I guess one more thought I have is sometimes a question I get asked is like, am I going to get high? I’m really scared. Like those that are just not even supplement kind of people at all. What are the facts about that and how it is different than like marijuana?

Brooke: [00:27:46] Sure. So I am always having to tell people like you will not get high, you will not get stoned and you cannot blame the munchies on the CBD. The CBD that is sold, you know, outside of a dispensary’s right. The CBD that you can buy online and have shipped to any state or a product like mine is made from industrial hemp.

In order for it to be classified legally as industrial hemp, it has to have really minute levels of THC. And THC see is that component of the marijuana plant or cannabis plant that gets you stoned in high and has all those psychoactive effects that we consider. Right? Like the stoner movies, the tie-dye t-shirts, like all of the stereotypes are connected to actually THC.

So the CBD products that I’m selling and that all, you know, my amazing competitors are selling all have to have 0.3% THC or less, which is a small amount. So no, you will not get high. You will not get stoned, no munchies from traditional like good quality CBD products.

If you are in an industry where you get drug tested, though. While most likely will not show up. I still recommend for everybody to speak to their HR department or who’s ever in charge before taking a full spectrum CBD product. Because the last thing you want to do is be taking CBD for your anxiety and then all of a sudden test positive on a drug test. That is a concern for anybody, please speak to your department. And if they say that even the minute amounts might show up, then you need to make sure that you’re going for a 0% THC products, which are plenty out there. And if you have questions, I can easily direct you to a great product that has 0% THC. I like that small amount of THC because it makes CBD so much more effective.

And it means that the plant is less processed. So ours does have that small amount and our levels can vary from non-detectable levels, which was our last batch. And then our newer batch is showing the 0.15%. So again, if drug testing is a concern, that’s something that you really need to discuss with the provider who does the testing.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:29:55] Yeah. What is the half-life of CBD? Like, is it a pretty quick half-life that it’s out of your body?

Brooke: [00:30:01] You know, I don’t want to give any quantity here just because I think different bodies react differently. Depends on what kind of testing you’re using to check it. Are you doing a urine test or are you doing a hair test? So the numbers can vary based on the testing that you’re doing, as well as the amount that you’ve been consuming.

So, no matter what if drug testing is in your future, that’s that you need to discuss with the provider? That was fun to talk about that. That’s no fun.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:30:32] Like the complications I had like I think it was on my body pretty quickly. I don’t remember feeling that the next day. That’s not that. Yeah. Your body excretes it.

Brooke: [00:30:48] Right. And look, the truth is even though those symptoms if you were to be using traditional marijuana, it’s really four to six hours before that you’d lose all the symptoms. So if you got too stoned or too high from using medical or recreational marijuana, That you know, leaves your body shortly as well.

So it’s only a couple of hours sort of deal with that discomfort if you were too stoned or too high. And I run up to the best thing you can do is eating some like crunchy vegetables and drinking, lots of water, so more healthy things.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:31:20] My last question would just be about GMOs. Like, is that a concern for where you’re sourcing your CBD?

Brooke: [00:31:31] A hundred percent it is. So hemp is amazing, but what it can also do it can, it’s a great bioregulator. So you can put hemp in really contaminated soil and the hemp is going to absorb it and help clean the soil. Which is great for fixing our planets, really terrible if you want to be consuming that hemp.

So while it’s still very challenging for a lot of CBD products to get any sort of, you know, the organic label on their products, like we, we can’t even get that, I know our hemp is grown, I think it’s important to have been grown in the US because this way you still have some control and know the standards that farmers are using, and for the soil to be organic.

So even if you can’t say that my product is a hundred percent organic, my hemp is grown in organic soil. It’s organically grown, and I think that’s really important so that we can avoid any contaminants that we don’t want, whether naturally from the soil or, you know, added in from pesticides. So that’s one of the things I always ask people to look for when finding a good product of CBD is that it is grown in the US and that they can say that there’s some sort of organic component to it.

So whether it’s organically grown or grown in organic soil are all really important words to look for.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:32:51] Awesome. Thank you, Brooke, so much for helping us just clear a lot of just misinformation or just like abstract information out there in the wild, wild West. Where can people find out more about you and then your company as well?

Brooke: [00:33:06] Sure. So everything about me is at dailyhabitscbd.com and our social media handle is Daily Habits CBD as well. So Daily Babits CBD anything really, you can find me there.

Dr. Lauryn: [00:33:20] Yes. I love the name. I love it too, how you said when it strikes, yeah. Go for it. Well, thanks for helping us break some rules and we’ll let you get back to it. And the homeschooling, right?

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