Learn what the science says about CBD Liposome absorption

Brain Support
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Are you confused about CBD? If not, perhaps you should be. There are so many aspects to the CBD story that it is easy to be confused and difficult for the average consumers to know what to believe. A lot of what people think about CBD might be wrong or at least misunderstood. And that’s just if we consider the science of CBD.

When one looks into the marketplace of CBD, it appears to be a Wild West stampede into the unknown. CBD is an approved drug by FDA and is also being sold in food and supplements. It is added to drinks, gummies, ointments and pet foods. At a recent trade show I attended there were reports that over 170 companies were promoting CBD-containing products. Many of these companies are new and are not necessarily good supplement or food manufacturers. The suggested dosages of CBD are all over the place. Quality is highly variable. What’s a consumer to do?

What is known is that CBD AND its related compounds are beneficial to human health in profound ways. We are continually learning more and these benefits continue to be better understood. Reports suggest that 70% of consumers have now heard that cannabis extracts are useful for good health. I have explored this topic with numerous experts and consensus is growing and is favorable to CBD.

So how does one choose a good product? What are the criteria that you can consider? Are there better forms of CBD that provide better absorption and better results? Has the product you are using been studied clinically? Is the product clean, meaning organic, solvent and chemical free? Does the company have a solid reputation and longevity in the business, or is it a new pop-up company without credentials or history?

In this interview with Dr. Emek Blair we will answer these questions. Dr. Blair is the expert in liposome technology and the delivery of nutrients using liposomes. To better understand liposomes you should listen to our previous interviews with Dr. Blair. In this interview we discuss the value of CBD liposomes. We also discuss the importance of the source of the CBD as well. Where it’s grown and how it’s processed.

CBD Liposomes
Dr. Blair has created CBD liposomes that have 4 to 10 times better absorption than other CBD liposomes, and up to 20 times better absorption than CBD oil/extracts. First of all, manufacturers have to study the raw material and then test products to substantiate claims of safety, potency and effectiveness. You should expect this from every company that makes the supplements you consume. When a company tells you their product is better in some way, ask them, “How do you know that claim is true?” Companies that make such claims of superiority should be able to explain why their claims are true. In this case, Dr. Blair has shown through rigorous clinical study that his CBD liposomes are more highly absorbed than any other brand tested.

  • The Problem – While hemp and phytocannabinoids (e.g. CBD) have many health benefits, the majority of the hemp that you take is destroyed by your body and is not absorbed. The compounds go unused and are wiped out by your system.
  • Liposome Solution – Next generation CellG8 liposomes have been shown to dramatically increase the absorption of hemp actives into the blood, up to 20x higher than regular hemp and 10x higher than any other formula found in the market.
  • Simple To Take – No need to put this under your tongue. Optihemp liposomal hemp is consumed as a delicious drink.

Learn more at PuffinHemp.com.

But how do we know this makes a difference in human health? Dr. Emek Blair partners with Dr. Phillip Blair (unrelated) who has used CBD liposomes in his medical practice with PTSD patients. Dr. Phillip Blair has seen dramatic results in his patients. This is the practical side of CBD medicine. It can help people with serious challenges, safely and without side effects. Here is a link where you can view an interview with Dr. Emek Blair interviewing Dr. Phillip Blair.

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Dr. Blair’s liposome patent-pending process produces CBD with much more effective bio-availability of hemp actives compared to smoking or eating edibles, but also thoroughly out-performs other so-called liposomal “nano” products rushing to market lately. You will feel the difference right away. Lab-grade liposomal CBD is the difference, and people serious about the health and pain-management benefits of hemp actives can tell the difference personally, right away. This is what Dr. Phillip Blair discovered with his patients using liposome CBD.

This is how we as consumers can develop confidence in specific nutrients and raw materials. Manufacturers make high quality products and then test. How well is the nutrient absorbed into the body? Then they test in clinical setting to determine how well the nutrient affects human health. This is what Dr. Emek Blair has done and shown the highest levels of absorption and highest levels of safety and effectiveness. This is what we all want.

Spend some time exploring liposomes and their benefits with CBD and other nutrients. When you are ready to try a liposome product search for OPTIHEMP Liposomal CBD. Try it and compare how well it works for you. Ultimately, the best product is the one that works best for you. This is your process of discovery. Finding the best products through your own exploration is the best path to success. You can always start and end with the reputable companies and products that we endorse here on HealthQuestPodcast.com.

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About Dr. Emek Blair, Ph.D
Emek Blair, Ph.D. earned his undergraduate degree at Occidental College and performed his graduate work in Bio-Analytical Chemistry at The University of California, Irvine where he received three major awards for his work on enzymes and lipids.

Over ten years ago, Dr. Blair discovered a natural method to form liposomes. Because this method is derived from nature, the process is unique and does not require high pressures, high temperatures, or toxic synthetic chemicals.

Dr. Blair has formulated over 60 unique liposomal formulas that have successfully been brought to market. Dr. Blair continues to perform clinical trials with various high-impact medical doctors around the world; this research shows how natural products, when properly delivered, are critical to maximizing health.


A balanced microbiome and the gut-brain connection support better overall wellness.

Digestive Support

In this interview with Dr. Audrey Ross, we will explore the human microbiome. But this is not an interview about probiotics. It is about how we can support the microbiome that exists in each of us. Whatever probiotic you take, or even if you don’t take a probiotic, it is critical that we understand that beneficial bacteria are only one part of the picture. We will discuss why this is important and we’ll discuss a novel new approach to supporting gut health

Emerging science is showing a link between our gut and multiple other functions in the body. The gut/brain connection has been scientifically established since the 1990’s. This connection is being seen as a critical component for optimal personal health.

Imagine probiotics as seeds. If we plant seeds in a hostile environment, they won’t flourish. If seeds are planted in good soil they will do better, but the plants that emerge need nourishment, water and to be protected in order to provide the benefits. This is similar to your microbiome. If the environment is poor, or inhabited by bad bacteria you won’t do well. If your good bacteria aren’t well nourished your microbiome suffers and becomes more vulnerable to dysbiosis, (a negative imbalance in gut bacteria).

It sometimes seems we have gotten stuck with the idea that probiotics are the magic solution to gut health. We now see probiotics thrown into foods and supplements as a marketing tool and little else. People are so confused that they often just do nothing or the buy cheap products thinking all probiotics are the same and provide equal benefit.

Make no mistake; probiotics are very important for supporting overall health. We have many interviews here discussing some of the challenges and how to find quality probiotics you can trust. We have learned that there are very important distinctions in probiotic products and you have to start by identifying companies that you can trust. Is just that there is much more to the story and that is the point of this interview with Dr. Ross.

What should you know about your Microbiota/Microbiome?

  • The microbiome is comprised of the trillions of microbes (bacteria, fungi, viruses) the human body hosts.*
  • The microbiome is critical for maintaining health – physical and emotional*
  • The microbiome is often referred to as the “second brain” containing the second largest number of neurons in the body. A troubled intestine can send signals to the brain and a troubled brain can send signals to the gut.*
  • The microbiome supports digestion, cognition, sleep, energy, weight, mood and stress response*
  • Each person has their own unique microbiome

What are the benefits of a balanced microbiome?

  • Helps maintain a strong gut lining helping to maintain the gut barrier function*
  • Allows for proper signaling between the gut and brain*
  • Supports healthy gut good bacteria (probiotics) *
  • Enables metabolite function*

Gut Connection™ Products

Country Life Vitamin has created an innovative family of products called Gut Connection™. These are not probiotics. That is the first distinction. Gut Connection™ is a unique family of 8 products designed to support various systems that are affected by gut health. The targeted systems are digestive, immune, cognitive, stress, sleep, mood, energy and weight. While each product is unique, each of the products share one very important ingredient: EpiCor®. Gut Connection™ is the first and only products containing the fully clinically studied dose of EpiCor®.

I am familiar with EpiCor® and I have interviewed the scientists that created this amazing ingredient. EpiCor® is a whole food fermentate prebiotic clinically shown to support gut health. Fermentation releases the nutritional power of food.* As a result of the unique fermentation process EpiCor® contains amino acids, beta glucans, polyphenols, vitamins and beneficial metabolites.* It increases certain short chain fatty acids that are essential for gut health*

The foundational nutrient for Gut Connection™ is Epicor®. Each of the eight formulas contains other nutrients that support human health.* EpiCor® and Gut Connection support a healthy shift in gut microbiota composition. Gut Connection products do not contain probiotics. They nourish your microbiome and are compatible with any probiotic you take. Gut Connections make your probiotics happy and more effective.* They can be used with any other digestive aid and they can be customize to your specific area of interest.

Dr. Ross discussed digestive aids in a previous interview.

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Dr. Audrey Ross, ND

Dr. Ross works for Country Life Vitamins as an educator. She has a PhD in Naturopathy as well as a degree in Marketing. Dr. Ross ran a naturopathic consulting practice in Texas and worked with medical doctors, providing nutritional consultations for patients. Dr. Ross has a passion for teaching and has conducted seminars on nutrition, weight loss, stress reduction, etc. She co-authored a book on female hormone management in 2000. Her passion and knowledge bridges the divide between allopathic and naturopathic health care.


312 – The Endocannabinoid System – Part 2 – Endo Bliss

Dr. Jeffrey Burke on the endocannabinoid system (ECS). We will discuss the Emerald Bioceuticals Endo Bliss. We will delve deeply into what make this product unique and effective.
In a world where the focus seems to be only on CBD, we have lost site of the fact that there are many nutritional ways to support the endocannabinoid system and influence the downstream regulation of the systems of the body.
We are learning a great deal about the ECS and each of these podcasts is designed to explore various aspects of the ECS. We are exploring how different products can support different aspects of the ECS. The products from Emerald Health Bioceuticals are all based on what is named the
PhytoCann Complex™ (PCC) PhytoCann Complex™ is a scientific combination of herbs that affect the ECS. These are non-cannabis plants that support the body’s natural production of endocannabinoids and the creation of endocannabinoid receptor sites.

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311 – Adaptogen Herbs to Manage Stress and Maintain Health*

This interview with Dan turned out to be the perfect example of what you should look for in a company that makes the supplements you take. As a regular listener, you know that I believe you should explore and understand something about the companies you trust. Who do you trust and why do you trust them? Dan has created a company, a culture and a product of high standards that you should know about. This is a wonderful example of what good companies can do. I learned a lot more when I spoke with Dan and I’m sure this will be interesting for you as well.

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310 – Nutrition supports cardiovascular health in profound ways

Neil E. Levin discusses some of the most important nutrients for the heart and arteries One of my goals for HealthQuestPodcast.com is to promote a paradigm shift in how we think about nutrition and disease. Current laws and regulations contribute to the confusion that consumers experience. Those same laws and regulations make it difficult and nearly impossible for manufacturers to convey useful information about their products.

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309 – The Endocannabinoid System – Part 1 – Endo Calm

This will be the first interview in a series of 5 that will focus on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the nutrients that have been scientifically and clinically evaluated for their specific benefits to the ECS. The discovery of the ECS and the recent explosion in interest in CBD (cannabidiol) is unprecedented. However what is often overlooked is that there are many other nutrients and herbs that can also affect the ECS.

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308 – Tremella Mushroom – China’s Secret for Healthy and Beautiful Skin

Tremella Mushroom hydrates the skin, supports immune health and increases anti-oxidants. Interview with Mark J. Kaylor We have used Mushroom Wisdom products in my family on and off for many years. I remember when Maitake Products D-Fraction was introduced as a potent immune supplement. It was the first mushroom product that I learned about that had clinical science. Maitake-D Fraction set a standard in my mind that persists to this day. I expect that companies that make claims for their products should have science and research to verify the claimed benefits. They should also be transparent and honest with their customers.

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307 – Your Probiotic Gut Health Is Essential To Overall Health

In this interview Dr. Jason Mitchell will discuss the importance of gut probiotic bacteria and some of the challenges to creating an effective probiotic. Many consumers take probiotic supplements without consideration as if all probiotic supplements are equal. We will consider Probulin® probiotics as one effective solution. Dr. Mitchell makes the point that any probiotic is usually better than nothing. However if you want a probiotic to be the most effective there are numerous things that you should consider.

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306 – Radical Metabolism – My Interview with Ann Louise Gittleman

More than one-third of Americans are obese, although many have been dieting for decades. Why? No diet in the world will work if your metabolism has turned toxic, and no disease can be healed if your cell membranes are unhealthy. Cell membranes require certain types of fat to perform their metabolic duties, but no amount of “good” dietary fat will be beneficial if your gallbladder is ailing or you have congested bile. This is the reason ketogenic type diets often fail. Ann Louise Gittleman offers a new wave of hope!

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305 – Customizing Your Digestive Enzymes – From Atkins to Zone

In 2014, the United States Department of Health and Human Services reported that 70 million adult Americans. Common digestive issues include gas, bloating, belching, diarrhea, constipation, acid reflux, nausea, heartburn, abdominal pain or distension, extreme fullness after eating and sour or metallic tastes in the mouth. These complaints are your body’s way of saying it needs help.  The help you need, however, goes beyond feeling more comfortable after meals. Sluggish digestion also robs the body of nutrients, which robs us of energy and undermines every aspect of wellbeing.

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