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Green on a Budget

 

Most things in life are an expense, CBD included. However, rather than being a frivolous expense that you throw away, CBD truly pays for itself in the long run. Though purchasing CBD on a consistent basis might terrify your wallet initially, the inclusion of CBD in your daily lifestyle can potentially save you big bucks in medical bills.

Discovering a high quality, fairly priced product is huge in making CBD an affordable habit. However, there are ways you can make CBD more affordable for yourself as well:

Wholesale Pricing

Many products have a wholesale option. If you are willing to buy in bulk, you can probably take advantage of wholesale pricing at your favorite store. Though buying in large quantities can be frustrating, it can truly save you big bucks in the long run. Make buying in bulk easier by splitting the purchase with a friend or family member.

Sponsorships

With social media rising in importance every day, the importance and influence of sponsored individuals is rising as well. Many companies turn to athletes, stars, and social media influencers to promote their product online. Often, this promotion gets thanked via store credit, meaning you can gain access to cheaper, amazing products solely as a result of showing off your favorite product on Instagram.

Sales

Similar to purchasing products wholesale, keep an eye out for the occasional CBD sales, and purchase in bulk – Costco style – when your favorite product is on sale. Though this approach requires patience, the savings make it worth it.

Reach out to the company

When in doubt, it can be worthwhile to reach out to your preferred company and inquire about what you can do for the company in return for discounted products. This might include things such as sharing posts on social media, referring friends, filling out surveys, or testing new products.

Purchasing CBD on a consistent basis can definitely make a dent in your bank account. If budgeting is necessary or means a lot to you, keeping an eye out for the opportunities listed above can make CBD more affordable, thus allowing you to remain healthier on a budget.

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Stop the Stigma: Take Care of Yourself in Peace

Couch potato. Lazy. Uneducated. Addicted. These are all stereotypes that weed and CBD users face on a regular basis. From friends to family to coworkers to complete strangers. Those who choose to use weed recreationally, and even those who choose CBD for medicinal purposes, must face stigmas associated with smoking and/or supplementing with cannabis.

 

 

For these people, stigma is not just a theoretical words, it is something they encounter because of their cannabis use on a daily basis. Friends, family, and coworkers are all guilty of judging loved ones’ choices to use cannabis. With recreational usage, many associate cannabis with laziness, criminality, heavy drug use, unemployment, and much more. CBD encounters some of the same stigmas as recreational cannabis, especially when met with people who do not understand its role in health. Furthermore, many stigmatize CBD as ‘just a placebo’ or as an ‘illegal drug’, putting those trying to spread knowledge about CBD in a position of perceived falsehood and illegality. Stigmas regarding cannabis hurt those who truly benefit from having cannabis in their lives.

Though stigmas have noticed a shift with the millennial generation, many millennials still don’t feel comfortable posting pictures with cannabis on social media or talking about it with parents. While pictures with alcohol cover social media, cannabis is still viewed as something that should be left behind closed doors. Many fear taking a first or even second job at a dispensary or other cannabis affiliated company because of how it would look on a resume. Stigmas are changing, but it is a slow process that can’t come quick enough for many.

 

But here are some ways you can combat the stigma in your daily lives:

1. Attitude

When speaking about cannabis, medical or otherwise, the right attitude is necessary for you to not only be taken seriously, but for you to actually be able to have a conversation without devolving into a screaming match. Be open to conversation. Be ready to sell your point of view, but also don’t forget to listen to the person you’re talking to.

2. Education

Being approachable and open to conversation gives you the opportunity to educate people  about the legitimate benefits of using cannabis, the job opportunities provided in states where cannabis is legal, and even your personal experience with cannabis. Mainstream news and media often portray cannabis is a bad light, so informing individuals whose main consumption of cannabis ‘knowledge’ comes from tainted ‘news’ sources is a huge way to combat stigma.

3. Responsible Use

As mentioned above, traditionally cannabis users have been stereotyped as stoners, lazy, and unprofessional. Demonstrating that yourself and others successfully use cannabis in healthy ways on a daily basis can chip away at the stoner stigma. Let people know that CEOs, moms, lawyers, and even stud

 

ents are using cannabis to protect their health. Furthermore, turning towards non-smoking forms of cannabis use – especially in public – can fall into the responsible use category. Avoiding being perceived as a ‘toxic smoker’ or a nuisance on the streets by choosing edibles or oils when in public.

These are three simple ways that you can combat stigma in your daily life. Your platform doesn’t have to be huge, just start with friends and family, and see how that impacts you already. Stigma takes a long time to change on a grand scale, but you can start with your personal circle. Be an advocate for responsible cannabis use, recreational or medical, and show that cannabis does not always have to be associated with crime, addiction, and poor financial decisions. We will be providing more resources in our links and on our blog so keep an eye out!

If you are struggling with crime, addiction, or poor financial decisions please seek help.

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CBD’s Role in Pre and Post Workout Regimens

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Pre and post workout routines are popular among fitness experts and average gym goers alike. Supplements. Foods. Stretches. You name it. Everyone has their prescription for the perfect pre and post workout combinations that will help you achieve your fitness goals. Well CBD is no different. With the bonus of lacking THC, CBD can be safely, and effectively, integrated into both pre and post workout routines.

CBD can be integrated into your workout regimen in numerous ways, and can be adjusted to match your personal goals, strengths, and weaknesses. Here we have outlined the benefits of adding CBD to pre and post workout regimens. This list can be used as a guide in tailoring your usage to your personal needs.

Pre-Workout

1) Increase Pain Threshold

Workouts tend to be cut short when pain and soreness get in the way. When pain and soreness are present, we get distracted from the task at hand, and often opt out of pushing our body to achieve its potential. Pain and soreness limit progress and endurance, so avoiding debilitating pain and soreness is one step in the direction of achieving a worthwhile, invigorating workout. Push away pain ad soreness as they appear, especially if pain and soreness appear consistently during your workouts.

2) Anti-Catabolic

Consistently working out and eating well is hard enough as is without having to worry about losing all your achieved muscle mass if you skip a few days. Using CBD as a pre-workout supplement produces anti-catabolic effects that slow down the body’s process of muscle breakdown. Though it doesn’t negate the necessity of working out, CBD slows down catabolic effects in the body, ensuring that your body will slow down its process of eating away at your newly achieved muscle tone.

3) Creativity & Energy

Use CBD to achieve the coveted THC induced creativity without experiencing the high. Most people want to go into a workout sober, so avoid the high associated with THC, but experience the creativity and energy. Entering a creative, energetic state of mind before working out helps you avoid workout boredom, and stagnation with just a few exercises. Get creative and build strength in many ways to avoid imbalances and boredom.

Post-Workout

1) Muscle Soreness & Pain

Rather than turning to long term inflammatory solutions like NSAIDs (Aleve & Advil)  or alcohol, you can turn to naturally occurring CBD oil to help with post-workout muscle soreness and pain. Soreness is a given for any fitness geek, meaning it has a pretty consistent place in daily workouts. Ignoring the pain and soreness is not always an option, and relying on inflammatory, toxic substances to ease the pain only harms your body in the short and long terms. Turn to CBD as a healthy replacement and your soreness and longterm inflammation will face away.

2) Nausea

Nausea after a hard workout is not uncommon. Individuals who workout consistently are bound to experience nausea a few times after particularly intense and grueling sessions. As an anti-nausea medicine, CBD is a great, natural post-workout supplement for those days when nausea hits. Avoiding nausea allows you to focus on proper post-workout meals and allows your body to focus on proper recovery of the exercised body parts, rather than on an upset stomach.

3) Sleep & Relaxation

Rest is one of the key components of recovering from a workout and preparing for the next one. Without enough sleep, the body fails to heal quickly and properly, leaving you at a disadvantage. Taking even a small amount of CBD can help your body fall into a restful sleep, allowing your muscles to properly repair and grow.

Conclusion

While using CBD as a pre and post workout supplement might seem counter intuitive, it has many possible benefits for both professional athletes and average gym goers. Our list is designed to help you understand how CBD might help your fitness routine, so feel free to reach out with any questions or personal testimonials from our staff or sponsored athletes! Stay hungry & stay fit!

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CBD Lifted from USADA’s List of Banned Substances & What This Means for Fighters

CBD has previously been on USADA’s list of banned substances, preventing fighters from taking advantage of the healing and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD. The removal of CBD from the list of banned substances opens the door for fighters – arguably some of the people who need CBD the most – to finally embrace the benefits of CBD.

Fighters are constantly beaten down in competition, resulting in aches, pains, and sometimes chronic inflammation as a result. Beyond simple bruises, as more research comes out about brain trauma, it is becoming increasingly apparent that individuals whose bodies and heads are continuously battered are in need of extra precautions to stave off long-lasting, debilitating health issues.

The removal of CBD from USADA’s list of banned substances means fighters don’t have to wait until retirement to take advantage of the major health benefits of CBD. Now they are not limited to trying to reclaim their quality of life down the road. They can maintain their quality of life in real time through CBD during their career.

Beyond just being ‘technically’ allowed, the lifting of CBD from the list of banned substances is a step in the direction of fighting stigma against CBD. Weed has a very controversial image in the public eye, and CBD gets caught up in controversy as a result. However, TerpHouse CBD oil is THC free so you can get the health benefits without the THC. Fighters looking to stay alert while maintaining health might be interested in trying our products.

Essentially, as a means of staving off pain and inflammation without the use of narcotics, CBD is killing two birds with one stone: pain and dangerous addictions.  Join fighters like Cain Velasquez and Bas Rutten in the adoption of CBD oil as part of a healthy, preventative fighting career.

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The Cost of Living is High and Going Up: Comparing the Cost of Traditional Vitamins and CBD Oil

Let’s face it – we’re all on a budget. Some budgets are higher or lower than others, but at the end of the day we are all trying to save money and get the most utility out of the things that we do choose to spend our money on. When it comes to health, figuring out how to ‘get what you’re paying for’ is extremely difficult. Much of the healthcare industry is becoming increasingly driven by profit – leaving you hanging out to dry.

A modern base price for a multivitamin is about $10.00 per month. The cheapest you can get a ‘multivitamin’ is &10.00 per month, yet most of those cheap vitamins can hardly be called vitamins at all. Cheap supplements are often stuffed full of fillers that make the supplement seem heartier, but truly give you little to no nutritional value.

On the flip side, finding a multivitamin that you trust can put you at -$35.00 or more per month. And that’s only for a multivitamin. Adding in the cost of other supplements can easily put your monthly vitamin spending in the triple digits.

Poliquin’s Foundation Five: 

  1. Multivitamin
  2. Vitamin D
  3. Probiotic
  4. Fish Oil
  5. Magnesium

Using Poliquin’s Foundation Five as a start, the cheapest supplement from each category puts you at $137.00 before tax and shipping. These Foundation Five don’t even begin to cover the list of supplements that many professionals recommend for individuals dealing with autoimmune conditions or other forms of compromised health, with many of those lists recommending 10-20 different supplements.

The real kicker is many of these supplements aren’t even guaranteed to work. In fact there is a lot of emerging controversy over the usage of multivitamins – something many of us thought to be the most fundamental supplement out there. Money gets poured into supplements without any idea of whether they work or not.

TerpHouse CBD oil, at $79.99 , cuts the average person’s monthly spending by about $60.00, and even further cuts the spending of individuals desperately buying 10-20 supplements a month. And it will work. Our CBD oil boasts a host of beneficial properties without the effects of THC. TerpHouse’s founder uses the oil himself for migraines, and TerpHouse will soon be coming out with a series of case studies that show the real effects of TerpHouse’s CBD oil on real customers.

The health industry is selfish and corporate. Many supplements are designed to make producers wealthy at the expense of the buyers. Use a medicine you can trust has your best interests at heart. Our CBD oil might be what you’re missing on your road to optimum health, so give it a try! Feel free to message us on our Instagram or Facebook pages if you have any questions!

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Put Your Green Thumb To Work With These Organic Gardening Tips

Many people believe that fruits and vegetables that are grown organically are far superior to regular produce. Instead of buying your produce from supermarkets, you should try growing your own. Read the article below for tips and suggestions on how you can have your very own organic garden at home.

When starting your organic garden, you must be sure you have the proper size containers because containers are crucial for holding your plants. Your containers should be around two or three inches in depth for them to be effective. In addition, you should make sure you have holes in the bottom of your containers for drainage purposes.

If you are growing your organic plants inside of your home or office, it is vital to make sure that the right amount of light reaches them. If your windows are small or receive little light due to their positioning, a plant that requires little sunlight will be more comfortable and healthy. If this is not an option, or you have your heart set on a particular type of plant, consider adding additional growing lights instead.

Create soil for your organic garden by composting. Composting is a wonderful way to re-use some items that you would normally throw away as garbage. It also provides for rich and fertile soil, without the use of chemicals and pesticides. Compost bins are available in many sizes to fit your specific needs.

Make sure your seeds have enough room to grow. It is fine to have many seeds in one container before they sprout, but you will have to replant them as they grow. Use containers that are actually big enough for one plant, and avoid having more than one plant in each container.

You should organize your garden and plan everything. Do not buy seeds if you do not know where you will plant them. You need to plan on the long term for certain plants, and on the very short term for short-lived plants that will need to be replaced very quickly.

Manage your garden hose to prevent frustration. Garden hoses, especially longer or heavy duty ones, can become unwieldy and annoying when you have to drag them around the garden, all twisted up. Invest in a portable hose reel or a stationary one, depending on your garden configuration, to more easily manage your garden hose and make storing it fast and easy.

When first growing a garden, attempt to put as much effort into the first bed as possible. Land that hasn’t been used for a while needs an overhaul to begin changing into a viable spot for plants. Usually these regions either lack the right nutrients or consistency of soil. If you plan to make a garden out of patch, make sure that it has all the right pre-conditions to planting.

To help spread mulch easily, you can use a flat-head rake or a bow. If you are using a rake, you should use the rakes tined edge to pull and spread your mulch. Use the flat side of the rake to even your mulch on the bed. You will want to use a light push then pull action.

Plant synergistically. To naturally repel pests, plant marigolds near nematode-sensitive crops like tomatoes and potatoes. To improve growth, plant legumes near plants that can benefit from the nitrogen they produce. Intersperse pungent plants like herbs and onions, whose scent can repel bugs and animals, with other unscented vegetables.

Add vines to your landscape. You can get a wide range of plants that are vines. Some ornamental, and some fruit or vegetable varieties. Vines can grow up most fences or structures. Use them to create more interesting landscapes in your yard. Have them grow up an awning, and create shade for you.

An important tip for organic gardening that will naturally help prevent disease from appearing in your plants is to move your plants to different spots of your garden each year. This will keep any disease from spreading because the soil doesn’t build up harmful organisms from planting in the same spot each year.

Stop wasting your money on inferior fruits and vegetables from the supermarket. Use the advice in this article and you can start growing your own organic produce.