About Ladybug

ABOUT US

Ladybug Hemp is one of the most reliable companies in the CBD world. We make product that supports lifelong fitness.  

Ladybug Hemp is committed to our customers well-being. We believe that living a healthy and fit lifestyle is important to overall happiness. 

Being pain free, without anxiety and being able to sleep well. 

That is why we are committed to making a real difference on how people feel. 

We produce the highest quality CBD oils, creams, lotions, suppositories, enteric capsules and tinctures available to help you meet and exceed your goals. 

CBD oils are manufactured in the heart of Central Oregon’s high altitude in Bend, Oregon. 

Ladybug Hemp products are of the highest quality, purity and potency. We take additional steps to insure our products meet our high standards by third party testing of all our formulas. 

Our quality control begins from the time raw materials like our Oregon grown organic industrial hemp is received. 

Ladybug Hemp cooks in small batches to insure the highest quality. We do not blend and mix or use blades so as not to damage the organic molecules. We use a vacuum vortex system that takes four times longer than mixing with blades. We then use the only glass that prevents CBD from degrading – biophotonic violet glass. Amber, green, blue and clear glass degrades CBD at 4% in every 240 hours of light. 

Raw materials are tested for potency and purity before they are ever blended into our CBD formulations.

We are confident that our consumers will benefit from the extra care, effort and research that go into every Ladybug Hemp product.

Sherry has spent approximately 55 years researching the properties of hemp CBD and the benefits to the body. In the 60s she bought her hemp from Amsterdam. Some studies have taken her back to the early 70’s when cannabis research was being conducted by alternative doctors. They wanted to learn about the effects on the brain and the body. Her doctor friends did studies with lab animals and found that tumor cells could not replicate in the body if CBD-A was present in the bloodstream. In 1974, everything was shut down by the U.S Government. All research was stopped, funding cut off, and it became a criminal offense to continue research in the United States. Her doctor friends were closed down completely, but they were using marijuana, not hemp.

Israel is 20 years ahead of the United States. They have taken over the research with human clinical trials, and they have made amazing discoveries only one year into their studies. They have confirmed anything affected by inflammation can be greatly improved with hemp CBD. In addition, scientists have discovered that hemp CBD can greatly reduce the risk of heart disease. Heart disease is linked to chronic inflammation of the arteries. The inflammation can be stopped with topical CBD, as well as tinctures, and, best of all, suppositories. The research team also discovered that with enough CBD-A in the blood stream, cancer cells are unable to replicate.

Sherry believes that applying CBD topically is generally best, because it goes directly into the bloodstream when rubbed into the skin, however, the most effective way is with suppositories. They are faster, more efficient, and bypass the liver and kidneys. When CBD is ingested, as with edibles or supplements, the stomach acid dilutes its potency, and changes the CBD depending on the stomach acids, which change constantly; depending on what you have eaten. Tinctures under the tongue are very effective, but because of FDA rulings, Sher-Ray™ is not licensed to do internal medicine, which tinctures technically are. However, many of our customers tell us that they use our Premier 15 in that way. Sher-Ray’s™ tinctures are all food grade, so they are safe to use sublingually.

All of Sher-Ray’s™ CBD formulas are tested twice by a 3rd party Oregon Certified Lab, once when we get the Full Spectrum CBD Extract, and again after the formula is finished to get the exact amount of CBD per milligram. Oregon Certified Labs are the gold standard for testing in the USA. Each bottle or jar has the batch number, manufacture date and milligrams per milliliter. They do vary slightly. All formulas are tested by Oregon state regulated labs. We test for potency, solvents (not required), pesticides, and terpenes. All raw ingredients are tested for radiation by a Geiger counter, not to exceed 60 clicks (the Government allows 100 clicks). Sher-Ray™ products have the purest & safest ingredients available. If you want the best, buy Sher-Ray™.

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In the 1990’s, scientists discovered endocannabinoids, the natural cannabis-like molecules produced by the human body. Scientists began to realize cannabis exerted its effects, in part, by mimicking our endocannabinoids. It appears the main function of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain bodily homeostasis—biological harmony in response to changes in the environment (9). Taxonomic investigation revealed that the endocannabinoid system is incredibly old, having evolved over 500 million years ago. Moreover, it is present in all vertebrates—mammals, bird, reptiles, amphibians, fish, etc, all produce endocannabinoids!(10) 

Research initially suggested endocannabinoid receptors were only present in the brain and nerves, but scientists later found that the receptors are present throughout the body, including our skin, immune cells, bone, fat tissue, liver, pancreas, skeletal muscle, heart, blood vessels, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract (11). We now know the endocannabinoid system is involved in a wide variety of processes, including pain, memory, mood, appetite, stress, sleep, metabolism, immune function, and reproductive function (12,13). Endocannabinoids are arguably one of the most widespread and versatile signaling molecules known to man.

References

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10. McPartland JM, Matias I, Di Marzo V, Glass M. Evolutionary origins of the endocannabinoid system. Gene. 2006;370:64-74.doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gene.2005.11.004.

11. Mackie K. Cannabinoid receptors: where they are and what they do. J Neuroendocrinol. 2008;20 Suppl 1:10-14. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2826.2008.01671.x.

12. Alger BE. Getting High on the Endocannabinoid System. Cerebrum Dana Forum Brain Sci. 2013;2013.

13. Maccarrone M, Bab I, Bíró T, et al. Endocannabinoid signaling at the periphery: 50 years after THC. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2015;36(5):277-296.doi:10.1016/j.tips.2015.02.008.