Broad-Spectrum Spares a 25-year Military Vet from Pain - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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Broad-Spectrum Spares a 25-year Military Vet from Pain

As a 25-year military vet and a man in his mid-50’s, Scott knows what pain management looks like in the traditional sense.  While he was In the military Scott prided himself on being drug-free. On his last tour in Iraq, he sustained non-combat injuries and was sent down the path of habit-forming pain-relieving opioids. This was in direct opposition to his mission of staying drug-free in the military. He retired from the military and was still using habit-forming pharmaceuticals -  he was not really comfortable doing this. “I felt like I was becoming a “wanting” person. And that really bothered me.” Scott felt like he didn’t know who he really was, or even what his level of pain really was anymore because he was masking what he was feeling with the prescription opioid pain medication. “I am all about the truth. I didn’t know what my truth was anymore - I didn’t know what further injury I was causing and what my pain level was. And I didn’t like that.”  As an engineer, Scott came up with a plan for rehabilitation.  “My plan included an inversion table where I can stretch out my back and decompress my discs. It included sleep - unfortunately I was on Ambien - and that was not a comfortable place for me either because of the chemical fog the next day. My plan also included chiropractic, and now I’ve sprinkled in a little CBD, and that really changed my world. So thank God for that - I’m now completely drug-free. I’m completely off of ‘medicine’ - only using melatonin every now and again.” “The Full-Spectrum CBD from Lunchbox Alchemy is great, but for me, the Broad-Spectrum is even better - in case I get called back to any vital job, I have to be completely THC-free. I’m so thankful that CBD has helped me so much! It’s so effective for me that I no longer take Ambien.  Scott’s favorite way to use CBD is to take one-dropper of our 1000mg Broad-Spectrum Tincture in Blood Orange at night.  “I like to use CBD at night for an absolute relaxation event - If I take it like an hour before bed, I’m totally out. I’m not even getting the horrible nightmares that I used to get from being in the military and the experiences I had there. Those are not even happening - I’m free of that.”  Now, Scott is on a mission to spread positivity and share the option of Broad-Spectrum CBD with those who need to be THC-free but need relief from these debilitating conditions such as pain and insomnia. In his current role as an entrepreneur and Limo Guy, he does a lot of work with professional race car drivers who have a lot on the line to lose if they are drug tested and come back showing THC in their system. Scott shares his experiences with CBD in his current role as President and CEO of LIMO GUYtv, Inc. to help these drivers, and others, get relief from stress and pain, without losing their sponsorships and contracts.  If you follow Limo Guy on Instagram, you can obtain his promo code and get a discount on Lunchbox Alchemy CBD products! Choose from gummies or tinctures, with effect based formulas and great flavors. Now available in Daily, Relief, Sleep or THC-Free.
Summer Fun with CBD: Pack Lunchbox Alchemy With You on Your Next Adventure - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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Summer Fun with CBD: Pack Lunchbox Alchemy With You on Your Next Adventure

With summer in full force, how do you enjoy the warm weather with CBD (and do it all from a social distance?) We’ve got a couple of ideas! How to take CBD along:  Wrap glass tincture bottles well to avoid breakage before packing in your backpack or cooler. Or you could really plan ahead and pre-measure your desired amount into a water bottle and mix with another beverage for your customized delivery. (show a water bottle + tincture bottle)  Ideally, your products are stored in a cool, dark, dry place, so consider leaving the bottles at home and just taking what you need with you. Don’t leave your CBD in the car - it will get too hot and the quality of the hemp oil will degrade. Gummies will likely stick together, so take what you want with you and save the rest for later.  You could also store your CBD in a cooler or an insulated bag with your food and drinks, just make sure no children or pets accidentally have access to them!  If you are going away to a vacation home for a week or so, consider grabbing a bottle of our 10-pack gummies! They are small and perfect to pack along on an adventure.  Keep in mind, if you are flying somewhere, that there are traveling regulations around CBD and THC, and we recommend reviewing those before you pack.  Here are some summer fun ideas from Lunchbox Alchemy CBD! *Please make sure to adhere to the government-issued COVID guidelines while you are out enjoying your summer this year!*  Have a small backyard gathering with some CBD-infused cocktails  Enjoy some family or partner or roommate time outside and grab a water bottle for hydration - or to spike with some CBD tincture.   Hit the mountain biking trail and then recover with CBD when you get home or on the ride back down the mountain. Take CBD along when you go camping - just store in your cooler, double wrapped in plastic bags ;) If you are headed for the beach, grab a gummy and store in a small container to enjoy when you get there, but leave the bottle at home. 
Find your perfect CBD Gummy - as strong as you need it. (Quiz Inside!) - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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Find your perfect CBD Gummy - as strong as you need it. (Quiz Inside!)

Meet our new line up of CBD gummies! New products from Lunchbox Alchemy are here, looking delicious and designed to bring you results, this gummy has a lot going for it.  So what did we change and why?  We’ve heard from you and we listened! With more CBD power packed into each gummy and effect-focused formulas, we are bringing you what you want from your CBD gummy.  We’ve increased the doses of CBD, added a sugar coating (literally) and included all three yummy flavors of strawberry, pineapple and blue raspberry in our mixed fruit blended bottles.  What’s great about the new Gummies:  Our gummies only keep getting better and are still crafted to be vegan, gluten-free, no artificial ingredients and made with quality Oregon hemp.  We now have 4 formulas that focus on just what you need. Each product is now available in a 30-pack or a 10-pack size, so your CBD is fresh and ready when you need it. Read on to see the details and meet the newcomers to this CBD party!  Daily Is Monday morning gettin’ you down? Pop a sugar-coated gummy and start the day off right. Made for your daily life, these Full-Spectrum hemp extract infused gummies come in two strengths: 25mg or the new Double Strength 50mg. Relief If you did too much yard work this weekend or helped that friend of a friend move for the fifth time, reach for our Relief gummy! Relief is the same great CBD as our Daily gummy, but with the addition of ginseng, known for its anti-inflammatory properties. Take 1 or 2 when you need it to work on your deepest aches and pains. Just like with everything, the sooner you can get ahead of inflammation and soreness the better, so be sure to rest and plan ahead.   THC-Free Now you can have your CBD and eat it too. Infused with Broad-Spectrum hemp extract at the same 25mg or the 50mg dose, but with zero THC. For those who need a totally THC-free experience, you can get all the benefits of CBD and keep on truckin’. You do a lot! And now CBD can be there to help you and your body through it.  Sleep Sweet, sweet sleep. These days it seems that we are all having a little trouble with sleep! Maybe its the state of the world, current events, or your next-door neighbor’s sudden interest in his drum set. No matter what is keeping you up at night, you can find a way to meet Mr. Sandman with our CBD Sleep gummy.  We paired Full-Spectrum hemp extract derived from Oregon-grown hemp with chamomile to help you drift off to dreamland. Take 1 or 2 before heading to bed. Like Daily, Sleep comes in two strengths -- 25mg or our new Double Strength at 50mg.  Find Your Perfect Gummy Flow Chart Quiz! Now it's time for (drum roll, please) a fun quiz! Follow the flow chart below to find your perfect gummy!   
Microdosing CBD: Finding Your Daily Dose - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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Microdosing CBD: Finding Your Daily Dose

Finding your perfect dose is a process that is all your own - so follow your instincts and what works for you! Dosing varies depending on weight, height, body type, and how your body processes CBD.  For those that are using Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract, which contains .3% or less THC, then microdosing might interest you, especially if you are sensitive to any level of THC.  What is microdosing? Microdosing is a relatively new term and is previously attributed to mind-altering drugs like LSD in the 1970s. There has been a resurgence in microdosing lately and now people are trying it out with CBD products.  It really means what it sounds like - taking a smaller amount of a substance to feel a sense of overall well being rather than a “high.” It’s a low-dose technique that intends to spread the effects out over the course of a day rather than taking one large dose at once. Think of it as a gradual downgrade rather than jumping off a cliff.  Microdosing might work for you if:  You are not a long time CBD or THC user, as you may feel the effects more than if you have built up a tolerance to either substance.  You want a lesser-effect at one time.  You want to “test the waters” of CBD and are not sure what dose to start at. This is helpful because you can do your own science experiment over a weekend or day off to find the dose that works for you.  With CBD, you might be interested in microdosing if you are using CBD in conjunction with other medications. Always ask your doctor if CBD or THC will interact with any medications.  How to microdose CBD:  For new or occasional CBD users interested in microdosing, start off with a level of CBD that is lower than you would normally consider taking and then work your way up from there. A typical microdose is anywhere from 5-10 milligrams, so start where you are comfortable on that spectrum. Then decide in what increments you want to experiment to level up or level down your dose. Perhaps 1-5 milligrams? It’s up to you and your body, tolerance, and what other medications you are on. Wait 30-90 minutes to take another dose.  Jot down your thoughts and how you feel (about CBD or life in general) in a journal or note on your phone. At the end of your experiment look over your notes to see what your optimal dose is and how often dosing should happen to keep you on track. Be sure to include those extra details like if you’ve had anything to eat recently if you are also consuming alcohol if you’re in-laws are in town, you know, anything pertinent.  If you would classify your CBD status as “experienced”, try breaking up your normal dose into say, 5 or 6 smaller doses throughout the day and see if you feel a difference.  Gummy or Tincture for microdosing?  While you can microdose with either a gummy or a tincture, tinctures are a more popular form to microdose with just because you can measure it down to the drop. Gummies, or any form of CBD that you ingest, will tend to have a longer, more prolonged effect than a tincture, so keep that in mind also.  Choose a product for microdosing that would work for you on a regular basis, is easy for you to transport, and that you can use as needed either at home or out and about.  Our 20mg Single-Dose Gummy, or Squib 100, is the perfect product from Lunchbox Alchemy to divide up into smaller doses. A serrated or sharp kitchen knife works well for cutting the Gummy up as small as you need it.  To try it with a tincture, start out with a few (1-2) drops of the 500 mg Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract and then increase as desired. If you are an experienced CBD user, you may want to jump into microdosing with our 1000 mg Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract.  While you could try microdosing with a Broad-Spectrum product, Full-Spectrum CBD products work best because the amount of THC is less than 0.3% (ensuring it is non-psychoactive) yet it will still introduce the entourage effect.  Ready to jump in? Pick up some CBD to test out your microdosing experience. Find Lunchbox Alchemy in your area!  Check here for our products and availability.  
New from Lunchbox Alchemy - 20mg CBD Gummy in a 10 Pack Bottle - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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New from Lunchbox Alchemy - 20mg CBD Gummy in a 10 Pack Bottle

Do you need to stock up on CBD? Try our NEW 10 Pack of CBD Gummies! They have 20mg of CBD per serving and are available in three tasty flavors: Green Apple, Tangerine, and Cherry.  The New 10 Pack Gummy Bottle  These CBD packed edibles are infused with Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract, derived from Oregon grown hemp. Our other ingredients are also natural and organic, too, from the delightful flavors to the cheer-you-right-up colors.  Our vegan Gummies have all the beneficial compounds in the hemp plant, including terpenes and cannabinoids, because they are made with Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract. Each batch contains 20mg of CBD and less than .3% THC by volume. Lunchbox Alchemy uses independent lab testing, which verifies the high standards we have for our products. You can trust these Gummies have all the good stuff none of the yuckies like residual solvents, or pesticides! You can always view lab results on our website. Gummies are great for…   We reach for Gummies when we want a time-released CBD experience while traveling, hanging around the house, sleeping, or in public places. While both Gummies and Tinctures are a great introduction to the world of CBD, Gummies might be a gentler lift-off experience. They are a good choice for someone who is new to the world of edibles and wants to get a little more comfortable with Full-Spectrum CBD products. Plus, with our yummy flavors and accessible 10 Pack Bottle, we’ve made portioning and storing these edibles easy. They fit right in a medicine cabinet or up on a high shelf with your vitamins.  Find the 10 Pack of 20mg CBD Gummies at a retailer near you! 
Cannabinoids are in your pepper shaker… - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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Cannabinoids are in your pepper shaker…

Diving into the world of cannabinoids, there’s more than meets the eye.  Where do we get cannabinoids from - and how do they affect our ECS?  As you may know, your body has a whole system for processing cannabinoids. But did you know that there are distinct types of cannabinoids? And some you produce all on your own? What are they, and do they interact with our bodies in the same ways as our own, internally produced, chemicals? Jump on the Magic School Bus as we explore the microscopic life of plants!   Endocannabinoids:  Your body produces its own internal cannabinoids (called endocannabinoids) which your Endocannabinoid System processes. Endocannabinoids are present in our whole body in cell membranes. Even if you’ve never tried cannabis in any form, your body still has endocannabinoids present! Crazy, right? Endocannabinoids create all kinds of cellular reactions in our bodies, including reducing anxiety, combating certain diseases, and managing various conditions.  Sources of Endocannabinoids Your bod. That’s it! However, phytocannabinoids can enhance, and act like, our bodies own endocannabinoids.    Phytocannabinoids:  Can you guess where phytocannabinoids come from? Hint: Phyto means plants! These cannabinoids are found naturally occurring in the living plant life all around us, and sometimes even on our dinner table. When we are talking about cannabinoids, the first plant many of us name is cannabis. But you might be surprised to know that cannabis is NOT the only source of cannabinoids. In fact, some other plants contain phytocannabinoids, and many of these can also have medicinal effects and have been used as such for hundreds of years.  If you do consume cannabis or other plants that contain phytocannabinoids, these molecules bind with your ECS receptors and stimulate, support, and nourish your ECS as well. Many people aim to create similar response in their bodies as our own Endocannabinoids by consuming plants that stimulate the ECS.  Research has found that other plants contain CBD - the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis - and other phytocannabinoids. These cannabinoid-like compounds are called cannabimimetics. Cannabimimetics also work with our ECS and can affect our bodies and biological processes. Sources of Phytocannabinoids:  Cannabis - Contains cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Flax Seeds - Similar compounds to CBD that act as antioxidants Echinacea - Immune booster, and has been used by humans since the 18th century.  Cacao - Yes, the ever-favorite superfood, this one contains mood-boosting properties and helps memory, appetite and pain perception. Maca - Gives your own endocannabinoids, as well as your mood, a boost! Kava - Simulates THC (it binds to the same receptor in your ECS as the THC from cannabis), and acts as a sedative. Rosemary - Contains BCP (beta-caryophyllene) which gives the plant it’s peppery flavor. It also helps with depression, anxiety, and ulcers.  Black Pepper - WIth a large amount of the same terpene that gives some marijuana strains that cracked black pepper smell, it also contains anti-inflammatory properties.    Synthetic Cannabinoids:  As you may have guessed from the name, synthetic cannabinoids are human-made. These can be then smoked, vaped, or sold as other drugs. Epidiolex, the first cannabis-derived drug that was approved by the FDA, is an example of a synthetic cannabinoid that uses CBD, not THC as the active drug. This drug is used to treat epilepsy.  However, there are also other lab-made synthetic cannabinoids that are being made into products for recreational use and are sometimes labeled as synthetic marijuana or “fake-weed”. While some may market them as safe, they are highly unpredictable and unregulated.  Sources of Synthetic Cannabinoids:  Drugs prescribed for specific conditions such as Epidiolex® Other synthetics include those that can be smoked or vaped such as brands like K2, Spice, Joker, Black Mamba, Kush, and Kronic.    Get your daily dose of phytocannabinoids: available now in our shop!  Now that you know all about the types of cannabinoids and where they come from, why not stock up on naturally occurring, plant-based goodness?  Our Full-Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD Oil contains all-natural phytocannabinoids, as well as a hint of THC, but less than .3% by volume. Available in 1-ounce bottles in 250mg, 500mg or 1000mg strength. If you want to completely avoid THC, then you will love our Broad-Spectrum Hemp Extract CBD Oil which contains zero THC, but still delivers all the good stuff you want (cannabinoids and terpenes) that are naturally found in the hemp plant. It’s a perfect choice for those who can not have any THC in their system, whether for medical, personal, or legal reasons. Our Broad-Spectrum tincture also comes in 1-ounce bottles and is available in a 1000mg strength. Lunchbox Alchemy also offers edible CBD Gummies! Lunchbox Alchemy CBD Gummies are infused with Full-Spectrum extract derived from Oregon-grown hemp and come in delicious flavors like pineapple, concord grape, green apple, cherry, and blue raspberry. Click here to find them in your area or buy now in our online store and have them shipped right to your door.
Terpenes: The best smelling secret ingredient in your CBD - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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Terpenes: The best smelling secret ingredient in your CBD

As we look deeper at the Cannabis plant, we know that there are all these phytocannabinoids within the plant that affect us, like CBD and THC as well as others. The endocannabinoid system is what interacts with cannabinoids – as well as makes our own endocannabinoids (didn’t know that? Get caught up here). 
Where Is My Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? Find Out Here! - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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Where Is My Endocannabinoid System (ECS)? Find Out Here!

The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS, is a body system that you may not have heard much about until now. It certainly wasn’t a part of our biology classes in school while learning rhymes about cells to help us study for midterms. And yet, the ECS is a fundamental part of your health and wellbeing as any of these other systems.
New Single-Serving CBD Squibs Are Here! - Lunchbox Alchemy CBD
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New Single-Serving CBD Squibs Are Here!

There’s a new edible CBD Squib now available from Lunchbox Alchemy! Our Full-Spectrum single-serving Squib! With 20mg per serving of CBD in every gummy, this little guy requires no additional cutting. Just open package, and insert in mouth.  Now, it’s easier to enjoy CBD where ever you might be – and share a single dose with a friend.