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We're Celebrating CBD All Month Long in January

January is a great time for renewal after the celebrating the holidays, saying goodbye to the old and hello to a brand new year.  It makes sense that the first month of the year was chosen to celebrate National CBD Month, highlight the wellness benefits of the naturally occurring hemp extract, and explore CBD's potential to help you improve your overall health. 

It's a Great Time to Get Back to Basics and Try Our Full Spectrum CBD

While we continue to highlight rare cannabinoids like CBC, CBG and CBN, and share the findings of ongoing scientific research, we would like to take this month to spread the news about the amazing benefits of cannabidiol or CBD that are backed by scientific evidence.

  • The core properties of CBD are:

  • Pain calming

  • Inflammation reducing

  • Anxiety management

  • Anti-bacterial properties

  • Antioxidant properties

  • Help with depression, PTSD and mood disorders

  • Non-intoxicating

  • Effective as an ingestible or topical product

January Doesn't Have to be "Dry"

January is the month that many people designate as "dry" as they take a post-holiday break from alcoholic beverages. Medical professionals confirm multiple benefits come with abstaining from drinking alcohol for as little as 7 days, including better sleep, more clarity and focus, reduced anxiety and improved heart and liver health.  So, there is little doubt that taking a break or cutting down on your consumption of cocktails can help elevate your overall wellness.

Consider Natural, Non Habit Forming Options for Better Health

Full spectrum hemp extracts like CBD, CBC, CBG and CBN may help you coast through Dry January (warning: you may never go back!) These naturally occurring cannabinoids won't make you feel high or intoxicated but they can help take the edge off, improve mood, help you manage stress and anxiety and offer you a better night's sleep than your usual nightcap. 

 

The World Health Organization (WHO) has determined CBD to be non-addictive and safe for human use and American Medical Association (AMA) announced their support of cannabis as a sustainable solution for common issues like pain, anxiety and sleeplessness. Click here to find the formula that is best for you or email us to schedule a free custom cannabinoid consultation.

Don't Be SAD - Get Help for Seasonal Affective Disorder

Joy and pain.  Holidays can be happy and sad.  For many, the holidays conjure up memories of good times with family and friends.  But for others, they can trigger feelings of loneliness and loss. 

 

An estimated 5% of people in the world suffer from depression according to the World Health Organization. This represents 280 million people worldwide. Depression, anxiety and other mood disorders affect a person's ability to function, leading to challenges in all aspects of everyday life including work, school, community and at home with family and friends. The added pressure of the holiday season can exacerbate these already challenging conditions BUT there are ways to help improve the experience

Explore Natural Wellness Solutions

Studies show cannabichrome or CBC, a rare but naturally occurring product of the hemp plant, exerts significant antidepressant-like actions. Unlike typical depression or anxiety medications, CBC does not typically cause feelings of dullness or drowsiness.  To the contrary, CBC has been shown to also have potential improve clarity, focus and memory.

  • Remember, real life is a lot more complicated than a well planned social media campaign.  Try not to compare your life to what expert social media influencers decide to show you.

  • Don't be afraid to decline invitations to spend time with people or in an environment that makes you uncomfortable or unhappy. Sure, you'll be missed but they'll get over it.

  • Schedule time for yourself and try not to totally abandon your self-care routine during the hectic holiday season. At the very least, spend time outside, take walks in nature and limit sugar laden processed foods.

  • Family drama and family relationships are one of the top stressors for people during this time of year. If it's happening in your family, know that your are not alone.

  • Don't be afraid or ashamed to skip the whole thing. Spend Christmas and/or New Year's doing a project you enjoy or reading that book you've been meaning to get to. January 2nd will be here before you know it!

  • Last, but not least, if depression or anxiety doesn't abate after the holidays, seeking assistance from a mental health professional might be the next step.

Best Cannabinoid for Women's Health

Non-intoxicating hemp extracts like CBD, CBC, CBG & CBN have been shown to naturally elevate wellness in women and men when used as a supplement and/or topically.  But recent studies show that CBG may be the best hemp extract to provide natural relief from symptoms many women experience, related to:

  • hormonal imbalance

  • PMS/menopause

  • inflammation

  • other common issues many women experience from day to day

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Need Sleep? Try CBN

The best days come after a good night's sleep but by midlife, many women & men begin to experience a culmination of issues that keep them from getting their zzzs.  As sleepless nights add up, so does a host of metabolic, physiological and psychological issues that can affect nearly every aspect of your life.

Cannabinol or CBN may provide natural and sustainable solutions for sleep.  The naturally occurring hemp extract is helping many people fall asleep easier and experience the deep, restorative sleep that helps you awaken refreshed and ready for the new day.  Best of all  CBN is safe, non-habit forming and may even help reset your circadian rhythm so you can sleep well on your own. CBN is also neuroprotective and is being studied for symptoms of Parkinson's Disease and other neurological conditions. Like CBD and other cannabinoids from hemp, CBN has been shown to calm pain and anxiety.

Active Ingredient in Cannabis Protects Aging Brain Cells
Source: Salk Researchers

Salk researchers find cannabinol preserves mitochondrial function and prevents oxidative damage to cells.

A new study by Salk scientists show how CBN can protect nerve cells from oxidative damage, a major pathway to cell death.  The findings, published online January 6, 2022, in the journal Free Radical Biology and Medicine, suggest CBN has the potential for treating age-related neurodegenerative diseases, like Alzheimer's.

Pamela Maher, a research professor and head of Salk's Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory "This discovery could one day lead to the development of new therapeutics for treating this disease and other neurodegenerative disorders, like Parkinson's disease.

Read more about what researchers learned about CBN, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid from the hemp plant.

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