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[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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[…]

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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.[…]

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