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Brand Spotlight: Green Roads

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Well, the future is here. We’re sure you’ve seen all the hype around CBD over the past year. While it is certainly new and we have been keeping an eye on it non-stop over the past few months. In such a short amount of time, CBD is already a $22 billion industry!

While CBD is the future, some brands seem to be promising too much and selling products that do not meet label claims. According to a report from NBC, many brands selling CBD do not meet label claims. Some have less CBD than advertised, some have more CBD, and some have none or something completely different altogether! This same report, showed that Green Roads was one of the few companies to actually meet label claims.

With that said, there are certainly brands out there that are doing it right. This brings us to Green Roads. Green Roads is one of the most popular brands in the CBD market. They actually have 10% of market share in the field! What makes Green Roads different from the other brands in this giant sea of CBD companies? Well, let’s take a closer look.

First Off, What is CBD?

CBD is the new guy on the block. Ever since the President’s signing of the Farm Bill, Hemp production has exploded. CBD is an alkaloid called “Cannabidiol”, which is found Hemp has started a “Green Rush”. Cannabidiol is an alkaloid in a class called “Cannabinoids”. There are 113 known Cannabinoids, and we have just barely scratched the surface on their potential. CBD is suspected to have many health benefits, especially for the purpose of reducing anxiety. The isolated form of CBD, is now a drug and it is used for preventing seizures.

Now despite some of the claims out there regarding CBD, we can say there is promise for the purpose of anxiety, however we have to mention that you should be wary of brands that make some ridiculous claims. If the promise is too good to be true, it most likely is. Unfortunately, this has led people to call CBD Oil the new “Snake Oil”. We disagree here on FI, as we have used CBD and have been following the research, and it looks as if CBD will live up go some of the claims being made, just not to the extent some brands are pushing it to.

The good news, is that there are currently many studies going on, which should prove once and for all whether or not CBD is worth taking, and so far, it is looking good!

Who is Green Roads?

Laura BaldwinGreen Roads is a leader in the CBD industry’s market. The CEO, Laura Fuentes RPh, has 25 years of experience as a licensed compound pharmacist. Knowing this, you already have some assurance that the company is being led by someone with vast knowledge of the body and its response to drugs.

Green Roads truly believes in CBD, and is not a brand that simply sells it because it is in demand. In fact, Laura left a secure job in order to start this business venture, and it has certainly paid off. 

The Co-Founder, Arby Barosso, is on the Broward County Medical Marijuana Advisory Board. He is an award-winning advocate for his work in education of Cannabis and CBD. 

 Arby BarrosoGreen Roads products are currently sold in over 10,000 retail locations, and is currently the largest privately-owned CBD company in the United States. With the FDA and DEA keeping an eye on the industry, you simply do not grow this much without doing things the right way (legally!). 

Quality Control

If there is one thing this young industry needs, it’s transparency. Green Roads provides some of the highest quality CBD products on the market. How do we know this? Well, Green Roads has some of the highest standards when it comes to quality control. Every batch of CBD goes through multi-stage third party lab testing, and their products even have QR codes providing testing on each individual product which are convenient to scan.

If you go to the Green Roads website, you will see the 3rd party testing results of every batch next to each product. This is something that we (coming from the supplement industry) don’t see very often, and this sort of transparency is interesting to see.

Why Green Roads?

With Green Roads, you can rest assured that you’re getting what is on the label, something that can’t be said for some other brands in this space. The brand is backed by people who care about quality, and simply know what they are doing. They are truly setting a standard for a rapidly growing industry.

Another big aspect regarding this, is the legality of THC. The law states that CBD products are not allowed to have anymore than 0.3% THC content in them.

Green Roads is here to educate consumers, just like Fitness Informant. They have more on their minds than simply jumping into an industry that can be lucrative. They actually care, so much so that they 

Relax Bears

Green Roads Relax BearsThis has been one of our favorite products from Green Roads here on FI. With people already comparing CBD to illicit drugs (which they’re not), a good product we feel that people should start with are Green Roads Relax Bears.

Relax Bears are essentially gummy bears with 10mg of CBD per gummy. A packet of the gummies gives you 5 delicious gummy bears, which get you 50mg total of CBD. This is a good way to start with CBD, for multiple reasons. The first, when you compare it to oil, it is easier to dose, and some may not like the taste of Hemp. When compared to pills, they are easier to take, and easier to divide the dose you want to take as well. Therefore, we recommend these to someone who is newer to trying CBD.

CBD Oil 1500mg

This is probably Green Roads’ most popular product. This is the real deal, the straight oil. This is probably the most popular product from Green Roads. It is exactly what it says it is on the label. One tincture gives you 1500mg of CBD, which is self-explanatory of course. 

The dosing is quite fun actually. You receive a little syringe which you draw the CBD oil with. You then push the CBD oil under your tongue, hold it there for 30 seconds, then swallow it. The taste is different, certainly not bad, but may take some getting used to for people who are new to CBD or have never tasted Hemp. 

If you want straight CBD, and want to be assured you are getting the amount that is listed on the product, this is going to be the product for you. 

Muscle and Joint Heat Relief 250mg

Green Roads CBD Heat ReliefWith there being some early studies showing CBD being beneficial for pain relief, it’s no surprise that Green Roads has a muscle-rub. Green Roads Heat Relief is a roll-on balm which contains a blend of menthol, aloe, arnica montana, and of course, CBD. 

A big benefit of a topical relief agent is you can target the areas of discomfort. This is an easy roll-on application that you can put on any sore area of your body.

If you’re looking for muscle and joint relief, that is more immediate, then this roll-on is probably something worth trying out. While it can certainly provide immediate relief due to the cooling effect of menthol, using it on a consistent basis may also be a good way to aid in long-term pain relief as well. Since there are cannabinoid receptors on your skin, topical CBD may be for you.

Final Takeaway

We recommend the 3 products listed above, as we have used them ourselves, and have found them to be effective and not just hype. With the CBD market growing at a rapid pace, Greens Roads is an option we have come to trust. Backed by transparent, knowledgeable people, and quality control backed by third-party testing, we have no problem recommending Green Roads, if you’re interested in CBD.

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