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Nganic CBD Hemp Oil Review


About Nganic:


SIZE: 1 fl oz
CBD: 250, 1,000, or 3,000mg
FLAVORS: original (no flavor) or peppermint


Grape Seed Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, CBD Hemp Oil Extract, (Optional: Peppermint Oil)
3000mg Original: Hemp Seed Oil, CBD Hemp Extract

CBD Oil Formulation

When shopping for Cannabidiol Oil online it can be hard to tell what brand to go with, so how can you tell the difference between a great product from a bad one?  Take a look at the label to see what is used in it and the concentration of CBD.  Our CBD Oil starts off with only the purest, highest quality CBD Hemp Oil Extract, then we add a splash of a couple of other natural oils you can pronounce to make up our full formula.

How about CBD concentrations?  This is where things get confusing if you have been looking at other oils you have probably noticed the concentrations of CBD range from 20 mg per 30 ml to around 2,000 mg per 30 ml.  You want to make sure you are buying a product that has enough CBD to provide the benefit you need.  If you are unsure please reach out to us, or consult with your physician first.

How to Take it

Unfortunately, due to FDA restrictions we can’t advise individuals on how much CBD Oil to take for specific conditions.  Most people end up taking 2-4 servings per day, during different times of the day.  Serving sizes are listed on the individual bottles and vary from 5mg (250mg bottle) to 15mg (1,000mg bottle). The CBD Oil bottles come with a dropper, so it is easy to adjust your serving size accordingly.

Some individuals require more or less than described above, as everybody is different. The key is to listen to your body and adjust accordingly.

Lab Testing

It does not matter what type of CBD product you are looking at, you need to ensure the products are lab tested in a certified lab that frequently tests for Cannabinoids (including CBD) in various products.  This is to make sure you are getting what you paid for and the results are reliable, as there are nuances to reliably testing CBD Oils.

We transparently post all of our lab results on our lab results and product pages.


My Nganic CBD Experience

Though it seems to be a controversial topic (mainly due to misinformation about CBD), I truly feel fortunate to have access to the many medicinal aspects of the hemp plant. From taking this CBD oil under my tongue a few times a day, I get no “high” feeling, no psychedelic effects. Instead, it’s calming and relaxing while also helping me mentally dial in at the same time.

I’ve heard from many former coworkers and colleagues that CBD has helped them heaps with their anxiety, stress and inability to fall asleep. I would not categorize myself as someone who deals with regular anxiety, but I am always searching to have a calmer disposition; one that allows me to handle whatever life throws at me (without completely losing my marbles).

After using this CBD oil for only a few days, I could notice a positive difference in how I felt. I actually like taking CBD as a part of my morning routine to start my day right. I feel like it puts me in a more even keel headspace. It also happens to pair well with morning meditations if that’s your cup of tea. The peppermint flavor of the oil I have is super easy to throw back (I do half a drop under my tongue + let some absorb for about 10 seconds before I swallow).

For the first time today, I added CBD to my coffee and the word perfection comes to mind. The peppermint was delicious with the java flavors and I enjoyed making it a part of my cup of coffee even more than just taking it by itself.

I appreciate Nganic’s practices and their noticeable commitment + passion for high quality CBD oil. Crossing paths with this brand makes me excited and reminds me that there are people out there creating beautiful products that truly help people live a more balanced life that feels good.

Check out the oil I’ve been using here!

This post is sponsored by Nganic. All of my opinions are my own.


Medicinal Foods: Organic, Raw Superfoods & Superherbs Review

Thank you for stopping by this post: Medicinal Foods: Organic, Raw Superfoods & Superherbs Review.

raw superfoods by medicinal foods
Potent superfood products by Medicinal-Foods™

Medicinal Foods

Overall Rating: 5 Stars

About Medicinal Foods:

“I created Medicinal Foods to share what I picked up along my quest for health.  We source from traditional Ayurvedic, Amazonian and Chinese Herbal medicinal wisdom. Combining this ancient plant knowledge with cutting – edge health and wellness technology, we deliver to you:

The Ancient Future of Food:

Superfood Chocolate, Cacao Elixir, Tonic Blends, Micronized Medicinal Mushrooms and more!

Medicinal Foods, slated as one of the next great health and wellness companies, delivers superfoods to support you on your healing journey. The name “Medicinal-Foods” was also born of the popular Hippocrates quote, “Let food be thy medicine and” the 2nd part and more profound”…let medicine be thy food“.

Our products are tasty, easy to use and effective in assisting one in transitioning to a more whole live raw foods diet. “Shaman’s Blend” combines superfoods, super-greens, tonic herbs, mood enhancers, hemp protein into our signature products: Cacao Elixir, Superfood Chocolate Bars, Truffles and Chocolate Covered Hawaiian Macnuts.

These “Mood-Enhancing” chocolate products provide an incredible experience of peace and well-being. We also promote cutting edge health products and lifestyle choices that can make an incredible difference in your life today!

Please enjoy my free gifts below!

In Radiant Health,

~Sky Kubby, CEO, Director of Wellness, Medicinal-Foods, LLC


CACAO ELIXIR™ Raw Chocolate Powder blended with Superfoods


“A raw chocolate superfood mix to BOOST you on your quest for health! A MUST-HAVE for chocolate lovers and cacao connoisseurs seeking a lifestyle of wellness and deep nourishment!

This tasty raw cacao mix can be blended as a superfood smoothie or to make a nutrient-dense hot chocolate, oatmeal or even ice cream.

Cacao Elixir Benefits:

  • A morning Cacao Elixir can give you great energy for your day!
  • Loaded with antioxidants, nutrients, mood enhancers and plant protein, you can really feel it!
  • Can replace coffee, or be mixed together to make a Mocha
  • Can be used as a meal replacement to begin dropping pounds of unwanted colon matter!
  • Curbs appetite and can also be used for weight loss.

CHI TONIC Wild-Crafted TCM Powdered Energy Herbs Blend


“Ancient Taoist and Zen Masters ate these “Superior” herbs, as Superfoods for radiant health of Body, Mind and Spirit. Many of these powerful adaptogens help resist stress, replenishing Energy and Life Force, Tonifying Organs and the Blood.”

LOVE TONIC Women’s Hormone Balancing Herbal Tonic Powder


“A daily Tonic to nourish the Feminine. Helps build Blood and Upright Chi, while increasing Female “Elixirs”. By building Yin Jing, rather than Yang Jing, a woman can better balance and regulate her hormones and sexual energies.”

SPIRIT TONIC Calming Wild-Crafted Herbal Tonic Powder


“A potent and expansive “Shen” (Spirit) tonic to help increase self-awareness, enhance relaxation and instill a sense of peace by creating a connection between the Heart, Mind and Spirit.  Ancient Taoists and Zen masters revered these Shen herbs for use on their spiritual path.”

Lover’s Bar – Original All Organic Raw Chocolate Bar with Medicinal Mushrooms


“That’s right, we are giving a way a FREE Lovers Bar with ANY purchase! Just use the coupon code at checkout: lovers and the price of the Lover’s Bar will be take off of your order.

Superfood Chocolate packed with Superfoods, Superherbs, Aphrodisiacs, Medicinal Mushrooms, Hemp Protien and Mood Enhancersthis is not your ordinary chocolate bar!  Experience the feeling and alertness that comes with just one bite!”

A few other favorites:

Living Greens

“Unique and flavorful blend of fermented greens make this super bioavailable probiotic the best choice on the market.

So many people are surprised and impressed with the taste, flavor, and the boost of energy that comes with just one serving.

Living Greens will be your go-to all-in-one probiotic green drink powder. This Medicinal-Foods™ blend of fermented greens is way more bioavailable than other greens products on the market.”

Coffee Break

“A unique and savory brew of roasted Chicory, Dandelion, and Gluten-Free Barley & Rye extracts that tastes like coffee.

Plus, an added boost of Superfoods: Chaga Mushroom, Reishi Mushroom and Maca Root.

This caffeine-free, natural energy drink actually tastes like coffee. No, it tastes better than coffee! Try and you’ll see.”


“100 Servings of Certified Organic Chaga Mushroom Powder!

Chaga Mushrooms are clinically shown to be one of nature’s oldest, safest and most powerful Medicinal Mushrooms!”


My Thoughts:

I am so enthralled by this brand, Medicinal Foods. If I could give this brand infinity stars, I would! Medicinal Foods is the stuff that my food dreams are made of. Seriously. Sky Kubby, founder of Medicinal Foods, really, really, really gets it. He has a passion for healing through food and I can relate to that, big time. Sky also walks the walk–is a super healthy dude and is enthusiastic about his products, infectiously so. Simply can’t say enough good things about this brand and this founder.

I was lucky enough to receive some goodies to try from Sky and have been enamored with these products ever since.

I’ve been on the raw, organic cacao train for a while now, seeing it as an awesomely tasty and healthy superfood that can be used a bazillion different ways. Not only does Medicinal Foods use raw cacao, but they use a unique blend of other superfoods and super-herbs in the Cacao Elixir: spirulina, maca, lucuma, chlorella, ashwagandha, mesquite, mucuna puriens, l-dopa.

Okay, so, I’m sure many of you think, “Do you feel different when you eat superfoods?

Do they REALLY help?

I can earnestly, honestly say that I have never ever felt healthier than I do now–and my regimen is high in superfoods. I truly feel super-powered, alive, rejuvenated, healthy, energetic and just plain awesome. It’s worth every last penny to invest in products like these. They will take your health to the next level, no matter how healthy you already feel you may be.

The same thing goes for the Chi, Love and Spirit tonics. It’s actually a bit comical what our kitchen looks like in the morning–my fiance can vouch for this. My family calls it “Jesica’s drink station.”

I pull out all of my superfood goodies and go into creating mode. I start every day with a tall superfoods drink. Along with these three tonic blends, I add the cacao elixir and whatever else I have on hand (cinnamon, ginger, moringa, turmeric, etc.)

Superfoods For the Win

The benefits of each ingredient in each of these tonics are abundant. I just open them up and think “down the hatch!” 🙂 I do my very best to never skip this part of my day because of how good it makes me feel. It’s livelihood and health in liquid form. I simply mix them with water–but you certainly could use any nut or seed milk instead, if you prefer. Almond and coconut milk are both good ones.

The Lover’s bar is exquisitely rich and decadent–and get this: healthy! Its a treat that you can and should feel really good about eating. This is far from your ordinary chocolate bar. It’s loaded with superfoods and super-herbs that will enhance your mood.

Sky also provided me with a bar of their chia seeds, which are a staple in my diet. Here’s how I do it: I fill up a ball about 1/4 full with chia seeds, then fill it to the top with water. Shake it up and then put it in the fridge overnight. In the morning, I have a goopy substance that I can easily add to smoothies and such.

This jar full lasts me a few weeks. I view chia seeds as a healthy source of fat, protein and fiber–they also make smoothies even more filling!

If you haven’t grasped what I’d like you to, I’ll say it concisely:

I LOVE this brand and recommend it to EVERYONE.

The healing your body will receive by incorporating superfoods into your diet will be profound. You won’t ever look back–you’ll also wonder how you did it without them. It feels really good to harness and eat the goodness that occurs organically in nature.


Enjoy these FREE GIFTS from Medicinal Foods:

Get my free eBook “The Raw Chocolate Diet”.  Dive deep into Raw Chocolate and learn: Why Raw? How to cleanse virtually every organ in your body, healthy living tips, recipes and more! Enjoy!
Free eBook: The Raw Chocolate Diet

Also… don’t miss my free protocol on how to ” Remineralize & Regrow Tooth Enamel: Heal Cavities, Naturally”! Learn what one girl ate that healed 48 cavities on 24 teeth!  Available here:
Three Ancient Foods That Heal Cavities.”


Spray Active Review


Spray Active

Overall Rating: 3 Stars

These unique little sprays were a new idea for new to try. I found it neat that each one targeted a specific “condition”. Here is how Spray Active describes themselves:

“We’re advocates for a better way to get your nutritional supplements — you should be using vitamin sprays!

Spray vitamins offer obvious advantages.  They’re more absorbable — your body utilizes them nearly 10 times faster than vitamin pills.  People who can’t swallow pills (or just don’t like to) can easily use sprays.  They fit right in your purse or pocket so you can take them anywhere.  They’re free of the heavy binders and fillers used in conventional pills. Over 60% of Americans regularly take nutritional supplements — and for good reason.  Supplements have been proven to boost our energy and immune function, support our digestion and neurological health, and stave off aging. We are veterans of the nutraceutical industry and each of us — PhD’s to staff — personally takes a handful of supplements every day to protect our health.  When we discovered what could be done with vitamin sprays we were astonished at the possibilities.  And today, after more than a year of research and development, there is a better way.Spray Active™- get the vitamins and nutrients you need in two sprays a day and say goodbye to swallowing pills — forever!

  • No more problems trying to take pills that are too big— just spray under the tongue and swallow!
  • Instantly gives your body the support it needs
  • Issues digesting pills? Our sprays make it easy to absorb and digest your daily doses
  • PhD-developed with the latest science. Safe and effective
  • Made to the highest quality standards and complies with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP)
  • Controlled dosage in a simple, easy-to-use spray bottle
  • We source only the purest, most bioavailable forms of nutrients
  • Sugar free and natural (no caffeine or stimulants added)
  • None of the binding agents and fillers you find in pills, tablets, and capsules
  • Great-tasting flavors!
  • Perfect for travellers, trend-setters, and people on the go who are health conscious. Carry your spray with you and take your vitamins at any time.”



Spray Active’s Description:

“Don’t want to become a victim of cold season? Potent antioxidants like Vitamin C and echinacea in Spray Active™ Defense powerfully work to support your immune system and maintain your natural defense. With Spray Active™ your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue. Use Spray Active™ Defense anytime, anywhere for optimal health. We know you can’t control everyone around you, but with Spray Active™ you’re protected with the best defense.

Flavor:  Orange Cream.

  • Maintain your natural defense
  • Support the immune system
  • Powerful antioxidant
  • Someone on the plane sneezing? Spray Defense!
  • In an office or classroom and everyone seems sick? Spray Defense!
  • Spraying is a quick way to support your immune system.


  • Vitamin C (as Sodium Ascorbate and Ascorbic Acid), 10 mg
  • Zinc (as Gluconate), 1 mg
  • Echinacea Angustifolia Root Extract, 1 mg

Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative) and Purified Stevia Extract.

Vitamin C is essential for us all to keep our immune systems strong. It’s also critical for the growth and repair of skin, tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, bones, teeth and cartilage. In addition, this powerful antioxidant actually stops damage to the body caused by free radicals. But, because the body doesn’t naturally produce or store Vitamin C (it will actually flush out what it doesn’t need) an adequate supply is needed to keep the body functioning at its best.

Zinc is an essential trace element, used for boosting the immune system and enhancing overall health. Zinc is also helpful in dental, eye and skin health. However, studies have shown that our population does not get an adequate supply of Zinc.

Echinacea, an herb used by many ancient cultures, has been proven to stimulate the body’s immune system and help ward off a wide array of conditions.”



Spray Active’s Description:

“Get all the health benefits of the sun in a new, convenient spray. The Vitamin D3 in Spray Active™ Vitality builds stronger bones, enhances muscle strength and relieves joint discomfort that often comes with age. With Spray Active™ Vitality your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue, and they instantly begin to strengthen your bones and improve your health.

Flavor:  Pomegranate.

  • Build stronger bones
  • Reduce age-related joint discomfort
  • Support normal neurotransmitter function
  • Improve your mood
  • Enhance muscle strength
  • Get your daily dose of Vitamin D3 in an effective, easy spray
  • 1000 I.U. per dose.


Vitamin D3 (as Cholecalciferol) 1,000 IU

Other Ingredients: Purified water, Cellulose, Sodium Alginate, Natural Flavors, Medium Chain Triglycerides, Xanthan Gum, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), and Purified Stevia Extract.

Vitamin D3 is essential for our overall well-being. Most commonly used for bone health, this crucial vitamin is also known to support the heart, the muscles and the skin, and has even been known to improve mood. Often called the “sunshine vitamin”, most of us don’t get an adequate supply of Vitamin D3 from the sun because of the use of sunscreen, long winter months and busy lifestyles. Those of us in northern latitudes, darker-skinned people, and those who are 65 years and older are most at risk for being Vitamin D deficient. In fact, as we age, the body is less able to convert sunlight into Vitamin D.”



Spray Active’s Description:

“Trouble falling or staying asleep? Spray Active™ Sleep contains the perfect combination of nutrients, including melatonin and tryptophan, to regulate your natural sleep pattern and leave you feeling well-rested and refreshed. Because travel often disturbs your internal clock, use Spray Active™ Sleep to relieve the symptoms of jet lag. With Spray Active™ your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue and they instantly begin working to ensure you get a great night sleep for a productive next day.

Flavor:  Mint.

  • Help you fall asleep faster
  • Lengthen the duration of sleep
  • Help to regulate your natural sleep pattern
  • Promote relaxation and reduces stress
  • Powerful antioxidant and immune system support
  • Support a healthy mood balance
  • Help relieve symptoms of jet lag like feeling tired and disruptive sleep


  • Vitamin B3 (as Niacin), 2 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl), 2 mg
  • Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), 50 mcg
  • Folic Acid, 10 mcg
  • L- Theanine, 10 mg
  • L- Tryptophan, 10 mg
  • Melatonin, 1.5 mg

Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), Citric Acid, and Purified Stevia Extract

B Vitamins are not generally stored in the body so in order to regulate your natural sleep pattern an adequate supply needs to be added on a daily basis. B Vitamins support proper digestion and restful sleep by improving food absorption and metabolization of carbohydrates and fats. B Vitamins support the nervous system and help to form new red blood cells.

L-Tryptophan and L-Theanine are both amino acids. L-Tryptophan is not produced in the body but is necessary for protein synthesis, nitrogen balance, and niacin and serotonin production. L-Theanine, derived from tea leaves, has properties which reduce mental and physical stress, improve cognition, and boost mood.

Melatonin, a naturally occurring hormone found in the body, is most commonly used to regulate the body’s internal clock. Because of melatonin’s ability to enhance relaxation and lower stress, it is especially helpful for travelers who experience jet lag, overnight shift workers and people who have sleep difficulties.”



Spray Active’s Description:

“Are cravings preventing you from reaching your weight loss goals? Spray Active™ Control is packed with powerful nutrients like 5HTP and Chromium needed to suppress your appetite and minimize those brutal food cravings. With Spray Active™ Control your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue, and they instantly begin working to reduce your cravings and improve your health.

Flavor:  Green Apple.

  • Help reduce carbohydrate cravings
  • Increase production of serotonin so you feel good!
  • Help suppress appetite
  • Maintain energy levels
  • Support proper digestion and balance food absorption
  • Maintain optimal insulin activity
  • Two sprays is a quick way to curb your cravings!


  • Vitamin B3 (as Niacin), 4 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl), 10 mg
  • Zinc (as Gluconate), 1 mg
  • Chromium (as Polynicotinate), 75 mcg
  • L-5-Hydroxytryptophan 5-HTP (as Griffonia Seeds), 20 mg
  • Other Ingredients: Purified Water, Glycerin, Apple Juice Concentrate, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), and Purified Stevia Extract.
  • B Vitamins are not generally stored in the body so in order to boost energy levels an adequate supply needs to be added on a daily basis. B Vitamins support proper digestion and increase energy by improving food absorption and metabolization of carbohydrates and fats. B Vitamins support the nervous system while producing energy and forming red blood cells.
  • Chromium, an essential trace element, is vital in small amounts for overall health. Chromium has been shown to be effective in reducing food cravings and maintaining optimal insulin levels. It is also used as a natural appetite suppressant. Chromium’s ability to support proper digestion and food absorption, often results in higher energy levels. In addition, chromium increases serotonin, which improves and uplifts mood.
  • Zinc is an essential trace element, used for boosting the immune system and enhancing overall health. Zinc is also helpful in dental, eye and skin health. However, studies have shown that our population does not get an adequate supply of zinc.
  • 5 HTP, a naturally occurring amino acid, comes from the seeds of the African plant Griffonia Simplicifolia. It has been shown to increase the production of serotonin which is an important chemical affecting brain function, mood, appetite and sleep.
  • Griffonia seeds, because of their 5-HTP content, are used to raise serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is an important chemical for brain function, helping to regulate mood, appetite, and sleeping habits. Because of the way griffonia seed affects serotonin levels, the extract is also used to regulate eating habits.”



Spray Active’s Description:

“So tired you have trouble functioning? Spray Active™ Energy is packed with powerful B Vitamins and other nutrients to boost your energy, ease your stress, and keep you mentally alert. With Spray Active™ your body begins absorbing the nutrients as soon as you spray them under your tongue and they instantly begin working to re-energize you!

Flavor:  Orange.

  • Boost energy levels
  • Promote mental alertness
  • Support proper digestion and balance food absorption
  • Ease occasional stress and reduce mild anxiety
  • Improve and uplift mood
  • Enhance antioxidant defense systems in the body
  • Increase your energy with just two sprays!


  • Vitamin B1 (as Thiamine Hcl), 2 mg
  • Vitamin B2 (as Riboflavin 5-Phosphate), 1 mg
  • Vitamin B3 (as Niacin & Niacinamide), 4 mg
  • Vitamin B5 (as Pantothenic Acid), 3 mg
  • Vitamin B6 (as Pyridoxine HCl), 4 mg
  • Vitamin B12 (as Cyanocobalamin), 500 mcg
  • Eleuthero Root Extract 10:1, 500 mcg
  • Other Ingredients: Purified water, Glycerin, Natural Flavors, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate (preservative), and Purified Stevia Extract

B Vitamins are not generally stored in the body so in order to give you the energy you need, an adequate supply needs to be added on a daily basis. B Vitamins support proper digestion and increase energy by improving food absorption and metabolization of carbohydrates and fats. B Vitamins support the nervous system while producing energy and forming red blood cells.

Eleuthero Root is a plant used for thousands of years by cultures all around the world. Safer than many common stimulants, it is known to reduce fatigue, boost energy, increase mental clarity and ease occasional stress. Eleuthero Root is also believed to play an important role in immune system response. 

My Thoughts & Suggestions for Improvement on Spray Active:

Spray Active health sprays are an interesting and neat way to change up your daily routine. Their portability makes them perfect to keep in your car or purse.

The fact that each spray contains specific vitamins to target specific issues is a neat thing to me. All 5 of the flavors taste very good, not all “vitamin-y” like you might think.

In regards to effectiveness, each spray provides a subtle way of targeting each specific purpose. It is not an immediate jolt, but it has an effect that is noticeable.

The convenience and practicality of these sprays are tops. I would recommend these to someone who is frequently on-the-go and is looking for an easy solution to replenish vitamins during the day.

I can see myself buying more of the sleep and control sprays. As my family is well aware, I have bouts where I wake up in the middle of night very hungry and end up whipping up something substantial to satisfy my hunger. I’ve been using these sprays before bed to help prevent those mid night wake ups and they have been effective for several nights.

My scrutiny is that the vitamins do not appear to be derived from organic sources. If they were, I’d have every intention of implementing these products because they would be (if comprised of organically sourced vitamins) a nutritionally dense health boosting spray. Overall, I’d say this is an average product ingredient wise and an above average product in regards to practicality and effectiveness.

*These complimentary products have been generously provided to me for the purpose of trying them in order to write a review on my experience.