CBD Hemp Extract and Inflammation

Did you know that one of the main benefits from CBD hemp extract is the reduction of inflammation? This post will take you through what inflammation can do to the body and how CBD hemp extract can bind with your body’s receptors within your endocannabinoid system and reduce the amount of overall inflammation within the body. What is inflammation? Inflammation is the body’s natural response to harmful stimuli caused by many different types of damaging[…]

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Getting to the root of Cannabis: Fun facts and non-fiction surrounding Hemp

All the noise about cannabis and CBD can make it difficult to distinguish the facts from fiction. As studies continue and as more benefits of Cannabidiol (CBD) emerge, consider the role that hemp has played in American history: Until 1883, 75-90% of all paper in the U.S. was made with hemp. Hemp seed was the # 1-selling bird feed; 4 million pounds were sold in the U.S. in 1937. In the mid-to-late 1800’s the 2nd[…]

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Clearing Up The Muscle Confusion

First things first, everyone’s fitness goals are different. We’re lucky enough to live in an embarrassment of riches when it comes to workout routines and exercise methodologies, but there isn’t one clear “best” option. It all depends on what you’re personally looking to achieve. Recently, workouts and boutique gyms have sprung up that focus on “muscle confusion” as the foundation for improving our physical fitness. The concept springs from the understanding that our muscles will[…]

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Why Getting A Good Night’s Sleep Isn’t As Easy Anymore

Erratic Schedules. Daily stressors. Gadgets everywhere. Our daily lives have evolved and it’s having an effect on our ability to get enough of the number one most important source of recharge: sleep. Eight hours can seem like a marathon length to strive for, and even if we manage to maintain shut eye for that long, it might not be a deep enough sleep to leave us feeling properly rested. This can affect several parts of[…]

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CBD Users Use Less Traditional Medicine According To Study

HelloMD, one of the largest online communities and information resources dedicated to  medical cannabis, recently performed a survey to determine the use and efficacy of CBD products among its 150,000 members. Out of 2,400 respondents, the survey found that nearly half stopped using traditional medication. Participants turned to CBD in an attempt to treat issues ranging from joint pain to anxiety. According to HelloMD’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Perry Solomon: “Forty-two percent of the CBD[…]

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A Guide For Getting Into Meditation

Keeping calm and carrying on should be something we all strive for in our daily lives. Hemp extracts with CBD can help us out in that regard by supporting our body’s natural ability to handle stress triggers and helping us keep from getting too anxious. Combining daily CBD with the practice of meditation can provide a two-pronged approach to improving our mental wellness. While there are apps and classes we can take to get into[…]

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How Our ECS Could Be The Answer For Chronic Pain

Fibromyalgia is one of many conditions that can be classified as “treatment-resistant”. These also include migraines, arthritis, and irritable bowel syndrome. Each of these conditions includes chronic pain. With fibromyalgia, it is believed that the pain is the result of the condition affecting the way our brain’s pain receptors are handling signals. Scientists have been studying the potential connection between this imbalance in our body’s pain signals and our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Researchers theorize that[…]

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What Happens When CBD Goes To Waist?

Obesity is running rampant globally. It’s estimated that almost 2 billion people classify as obese worldwide. There are many factors that can contribute to an increase in our body mass index (or BMI), from stress to lack of sleep to sedentary working conditions. It’s important to remember that obesity isn’t tied to aesthetics, many of us who outwardly appear to be at a healthy weight can still classify as obese, and this in turn influences[…]

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We’ve Got A Gut Feeling About CBD

Gut health can be a touchy subject. Especially for the approximately 15% of the developed world that suffers from some form of Irritable Bowel Syndrome and its uncomfortable symptoms. With no cure for IBS, management of the abdominal pain and gastrointestinal discomfort that it causes is a daily struggle. There are many approaches, including a strict diet and even medications to treat extreme flare ups. Luckily, scientists are pushing for more research into IBS treatment[…]

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How Hemp-Oil Extract Might Help You Catch Higher Quality Zs

8 hours. That’s how much sleep most of us needs in order to properly recharge our bodies. Some people can get by with less while others could need more. Even if you’re managing to get to bed on time, the quality of the hours you rest are just as important as the quantity. These days we have a wide variety of factors that can influence our sleep patterns and impede our ability to get a[…]

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How Hemp Extracts Might Help You Stay Focused

Daily distractions are at an all-time high these days. Whether it’s social media or notifications from our smartphones, it feels like it’s getting harder and harder to stay on focused. Even if you’re not one of the approximately three million Americans who have been diagnosed with some form of attention deficit disorder, the increase in daily stressors we encounter can be taxing on even the biggest attention spans. When our brains are having difficulty maintaining[…]

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Just A Single Dose Of CBD Successfully Lowers Blood Pressure

Stress. Lifestyle choices. Genetics. All of these can have an effect on our blood pressure and whether or not we might develop high blood pressure (aka hypertension) in the future. Making healthier choices can help lower the odds, but now there’s another way we might possibly be able to lower our blood pressure: CBD In a small study conducted at the University of Nottingham, a group of men were each given a single 600mg dose[…]

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Scientists Present A Pretty Convincing Argument For The Benefits of CBD

When leading scientists are willing to go on the record in a government hearing about the medicinal benefits of CBD, it’s time to start paying attention. That’s exactly what happened when Nora D. Volkow, the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA, part of the National Institutes of Health) went before the Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control to push for more clinical trials to investigate the medicinal potential of cannabidiol. In 2015,[…]

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Sharing Is Caring When It Comes To The Medicinal Benefits Of CBD

Astonna McCoy’s Newfoundland, Riley, had already been through surgeries to address elbow dysplasia and a torn ACL. At just 3 years old, she was already suffering from osteoarthritis that would force her to lie down to eat. After a momentary respite provided by stem-cell study wore off, McCoy learned that researchers at Colorado State University were preparing to conduct a study to determine the viability of CBD as a treatment in canines. Dr. Stephanie McGrath,[…]

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A Plant-Based Post-Workout Plan With No Salads

When it comes to the science of working out the age-old principle still applies: K.I.S.S. Keep it simple s…onny? (See also: Keep it simple, Señora) If you’re trying to lose weight, you just have to burn more energy than you ingest. If you want to gain mass, you need to increase your caloric and protein ingestion to help your body repair muscle fibers and promote muscle growth. In both cases, we’re putting increased stress on[…]

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Less Is More When It Comes To Building Muscle

Yes, technically, more is more. But we’re talking about the journey here, not the destination. When it comes to building muscle mass and increasing our PRs in the powerlifting department, anyone who’s dedicated themselves to a bodybuilding routine can tell you that it doesn’t come easy. Not that it should. Part of that wonderful sense of accomplishment comes from the fact that it actually took lots of blood, sweat, and tears to get there. Okay,[…]

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CBD: The All-Natural Wellness Product Thousands of Years in the Making

What’s the first thought that comes to mind when you think of the Stone Age? No, not The Rock’s debut in WWF/WWE (November 4th, 1996, for those who are wondering), I mean THE Stone Age. The one that ended around 2000 BCE when metal tools started hitting store shelves. At the tail end of the Stone Age was the Neolithic Era, when farming was developed. One of the first crops that archeologists discovered from that[…]

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Can CBD help with your Stress and Anxiety over the Upcoming Election results?

Election anxiety may not be listed in the diagnostic manual used by psychologists and psychiatrists, but it’s no secret that this election is creating higher than usual stress levels for Americans in every state. According to the American Psychological Association, this phenomenon is not limited to either party; 59 percent of Republicans and 55 percent of Democrats report feeling anxious about the election. The stress affects all age groups and races. It’s important to stay[…]

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Elevate Partners with World’s Largest Obstacle Race and Endurance Brand Spartan

Elevate, a leading producer of pharmaceutical-grade hemp extract products that enhance well-being (pain relief, insomnia, anxiety, etc.), has partnered with Spartan, the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand, to provide athletes a homeopathic, non-pharmaceutical alternative to synthetic drugs and prescription painkillers. Elevate’s hemp extract products signal a new day for a centuries-old treatment for pain, anxiety and sleeplessness with exciting new developments. Hemp Extract, also referred to as CBD or cannabinol interacts with the[…]

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The Best Ways To Handle The Pain From Gains

Whether your workout routine focuses on muscle confusion, progressive overload, or a combination of both, you’ll come out the other end with the good kind of muscle ache. Managing the discomfort we feel in the aftermath of workouts isn’t just about staying comfortable. Pain can sap motivation and sometimes lead to injuries when we can’t tell the difference between simple soreness and something more serious. Luckily, there are lots of natural ways we can keep[…]

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Catch Bigger and Better Zs With CBDs

To be clear, we mean Zs as in the sleep sounds. Sleep deprivation and sleep disorders are both serious matters. In a day and age when it seems to be getting harder and harder to get a good night’s sleep, we should all be paying close attention to the different factors that might be causing us have a harder time settling down at night. Studies have begun to show that cannabidiol might provide a new[…]

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Does The Source Of CBD Matter?

The short answer: No The slightly longer answer: Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the major active compounds found in the cannabis sativa plant. It is non-psychotropic, so it won’t cause you to feel the “high” that is normally associated with cannabis. That sensation is the result of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. CBD was originally discovered in the 1940s, but its composition and relation to THC wasn’t determined in full until Israeli scientists began to study[…]

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How One Nutritionist Saw Hemp Oil Improve Her Life

Leah Vanderveldt is a writer and certified nutritionist who decided to give hemp extracts a try. After spending a month taking daily doses of CBD, she decided to make it a regular part of her routine, and here’s why. Vanderveldt had heard about the potential medicinal benefits of CBD and how it interacts with our endocannabinoid system to promote our overall wellness. From her one month trial, Vanderveldt noticed a few results that convinced her[…]

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Taking A Moment To Keep Mental Wellness In Mind

Taking a moment to clear our minds is the new stop and smell the roses. With the busy pace of modern life and the physiological and psychological effects that come with it, living a healthy lifestyle now means keeping track of both body and mind. That’s why mindfulness and meditation is becoming as popular a practice as CrossFit and SoulCycle. The practice of meditation dates back thousands of years and its origins can be found[…]

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You Might Want To Let Cannabinoids Go To Your Head

Migraine headaches are one of the most common and painful ailments affecting a significant percentage of the world’s population. The symptoms associated with the onset of a migraine are seemingly endless and highly debilitating: excruciating pain combined with nausea and increased sensitivity to light and sound. Managing migraines normally involves medications that can be both expensive and full of uncomfortable side effects. In her book “Cannabis Revealed”, Dr. Bonni Goldstein explores the possible internal imbalances[…]

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Could Cannabidiol Help This Chronic Condition?

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the United States with roughly 54 million adults currently suffering from it. There are many different forms of arthritis, including rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, but the condition basically comes down to deterioration and inflammation of the joints. The causes vary, but factors that might play a role include previous injuries, weight, genetics and aging. Without a cure, it’s important to be proactive in managing the condition[…]

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Could Hemp Help Us Handle Stress Better?

Our body has a natural system in place for handling stress. It’s commonly known as our “fight or flight” response, but the formal title is acute stress response. Even when the situation that activates it isn’t as serious as the terminology might lead you to believe, it’s still working. Our heart rate might spike and our nervous system will fire up because of this innate survival mechanism. It’s natural for our stress regulators to get[…]

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Can CBD Enhance Your Yoga Session?

Yoga is a fantastic way to practice physical and mental equilibrium, but would incorporating cannabis sativa into the equation help or hinder our ability to find balance? Some practitioners might consider the psychotropic effects of THC a hurdle to properly achieving an inner focus while doing yoga. But if we look back through the history of yoga, we find that cannabis is integrally tied to one of the Hindu gods commonly considered to be the[…]

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Sweat Less Of The Small Stuff With A Little Help From Hemp Extracts

Whether we like it or not, that nervous feeling in the pit of our stomachs when we’re about to do something stressful is a necessary survival mechanism. Anxiety is our body’s way of telling us to pay attention. When we feel it, we know it’s time to take action. But juggling the amount of anxiety and the many things that might trigger it can sometimes get out of hand, and in some cases even lead[…]

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Major Test Shows CBD Oil Is Effective Against Epilepsy

For the first time, a major study with a large number of participants has shown that CBD, the non-psychotropic compound in cannabis sativa, is an effective treatment for a particularly severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Children in both the US and Europe who suffer from the condition were given a liquid form of cannabidiol along with their usual anti-seizure medication. Dravet usually manifests at an early age and causes frequent seizures, some[…]

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Move Over Endocrine and Immune, It’s the Endocannabinoid System’s Time to Shine

If you’ve been seeing a lot of news and hearing a lot of talk about CBD lately it should come as no surprise. This cannabinoid found in hemp-oil extract has become the newest nutraceutical to exhibit several beneficial uses. But what is it, and how exactly does it work? CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of hundreds of active cannabinoids that are found in the plant they’re named after, Cannabis Sativa. Of those hundreds, two will[…]

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This Doctor Has A Big Reason To Try A Different Approach To Pain Management

As athletes, pain management is just as much a part of our routine as reps and PRs. ‘No pain, no gain’ isn’t just a catchy phrase – it’s the truth. When it comes to handling the unexpected tweaks and sprains that come with pushing our bodies as far as they can go, it can be easy to seek out the usual OTC remedies at our local pharmacy, but it’s important to consider that fact that[…]

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One Of The Newest Treatments For Concussions Might Surprise You

Those of us who train in high-impact sports like Mixed Martial Arts know that we have to remain vigilant when it comes to the health of our brains. After a strenuous round of sparring, it’s important to make sure our minds heal as well as the rest of our body. Now, thanks to the efforts of the NFLPA, we might be able to learn more about the potential of a new method to maintaining the[…]

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The Best Boost to Your Workout is Right Under Your Nose

It’s your mouth. Well, what you should put in it to be specific. CBD enriched hemp oil is full of medicinal properties that can enhance your workouts in a variety of ways. An article on GymJunkies.com highlights the effects that CBD has in our bodies courtesy of our endocannabinoid system, these include: “…a direct impact to just about every major reaction in the body from inflammation, relaxation, appetite, hormones, sex drive and sleep.” The benefits[…]

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Looking at the whole picture: Natural CBD oil versus synthetic alternatives

As Cannabidiol, in particular, CBD oil benefits emerge, pharmaceutical companies are paying attention to this versatile plant extract with their own synthetic alternatives. Are synthetic cannabis products as beneficial as real CBD? The true answer may lie in years of research and further studies ahead. For now, it makes sense to consider these as viable options, and to continue to find applications and effectiveness of cannabis, including the many health benefits of CBD oil. Some[…]

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