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So What is CBD, Exactly?

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cbd oilCBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many medicinally valuable compounds found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is not psychoactive. This means it produces no “high” when taken. It does, however, have a variety of medicinally useful effects. CBD has been shown to have the following effects: pain relief, reduced inflammation, seizure preve ntion, cancer cell death, nausea relief, anxiety reduction and reduced incidences of diabetes. CBD has a wide array of applications and is non-habit forming.

 

It is an excellent alternative for those using conventional pain killers who want a clear head and consistent pain relief. In the instance of inflammation, CBD can be used as a preventative and can be taken before high stress situations, like an intense workout, to prevent a buildup of inflammatory proteins called cytokines. In terms of pain relief, some studies have shown that CBD can modulate the pain neural pathways without building a tolerance which is great for chronic pain sufferers.

 

Cannabidiol has also had a lot of promising work done in the field of epilepsy. Some studies have reported that CBD use can reduce seizure occurrences greatly if not prevent them all together. In some documented cases a seizure has been stopped midway by taking CBD. In addition to the reduction of seizure occurrences some users experience improved mood, sleep and overall alertness.

 

CBD also has a reputation as being a novel tool against cancer cells. Studies have shown cannabidiol to have the ability to not only inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors but also instigate apoptosis, cell death, of the tumor. It is able to do all this without negatively affecting any of the cells surrounding the tumor. CBD has been used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and even leukimia. Most oncologists that recommend CBD are typically in tandem with normal chemotherapy regimens. Cannabidiol is also very adept at helping with some of the more harsh side effects of chemotherapy like nausea.

 

In addition to helping physical ailments it is also very helpful in handling nervous disorders related to anxiety. It has been shown to be effective with obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Several studies in both animals and humans have shown a large degree of anxiety reduction in subjects that were administered CBD over a placebo.

 

Cannabidiol can also assist in preventing the onset of diabetes. In a 2006 study with mice it was shown that CBD can reduce the incidence of diabetes by approximately 65 percent. Similarly in a survey of adults, those who use cannabis, were shown to have 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels than non-cannabis using adults.

 

CBD has many helpful medicinal uses from mental to physical and can be taken in several ways. It can be ingested orally with products like our CBD Oil tincture. It can be taken transdermally through the skin, with the assistance of terpenes, in products like our CBD Lotion or our CBD Bath Bombs. It can also be taken in a traditional sense of the cannabis plant and be smoked or vaporized and inhaled. Try CBD for yourself and check out our many CBD infused products!

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Resolve to Evolve with CBD Oil: Fitness Resolutions

Resolve to evolve with CBD. If your New Year’s resolution involves fitness goals, keep reading to learn how CBD can prevent you from abandoning your resolutions. According to U.S. News, 80% of people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by February. Don’t be a statistic. Try our CBD and watch as it improves your chances of sticking to your fitness resolutions. Whether you’re trying to lose weight, gain muscle, or improve your stamina, here are some ways CBD can help you along your 2018 journey:

 

 

1) Energy

Rolling out of bed and sluggishly going through your day is a surefire way to have a sluggish workout. While you might be proud that you made it to the gym despite being tired, as you continue piling up sluggish workouts, you will notice that you aren’t achieving your expected results.

Each day that you show up tired to your workout is a day that you aren’t achieving your full potential. With the help of CBD oil, you can resolve to be energetic during your workouts. CBD oil can ensure you actually get a full workout in every time you step in the gym. Have the energy to achieve your fitness resolutions.

 

2) State of Mind

Your energy levels aren’t purely physical, your state of mind during your workouts heavily influences how much energy you are willing to put into them. Even if you go into the gym with stores of energy, if you lack motivation and creativity during your workout, you won’t give your workout the energy it deserves.

In addition to boosting energy levels, CBD oil has the ability to increase creativity and mental energy, so your physical energy isn’t wasted on an undedicated mind. Arm up with CBD oil as you pursue your fitness resolutions.

 

3) Pain & Endurance Thresholds

Similar to energy levels, endurance and pain levels influence how much of your workout you can actually accomplish. Whether you need to quit early or just do exercises at half strength, muscle soreness and pain can limit the efficacy of your workouts. 

CBD oil is an analgesic, meaning it has the ability to decrease pain and soreness. Managing pain during and after a workout is key to ensuring you have the stamina and ability to workout to your full ability.

 

4) Recovery

Getting sleep and reducing inflammation are two of the most important aspects of post- workout recovery. In order to be back on your feet and in the gym the next day, your body needs to recover from the last workout. Achieving deep sleep and reducing inflammation in your muscles and joints will help renew your body for the next day.

CBD oil has the ability to help you achieve deep, genuinely restful sleep, so that you can wake up well rested and ready to take on the day. Similarly, CBD oil can reduce inflammation in your muscles and joints, and thus lessen the painful after effects of grueling workouts. With the help of CBD, your body can tackle each workout with renewed strength and energy.

 

5) General Maintenance

Arthritis, headaches, and general inflammation can all impact general energy levels and motivation. Many people have chronic health issues – big and small. Over time, chronic health issues can impact your drive and ability to execute during your workouts.

Stave off and reduce chronic inflammation and other health issues with the help of CBD oil. Including CBD oil in your daily routine can do wonders for your health, and set you up for success in your workouts.

 

As you resolve to evolve through a 2018 fitness regimen, keep CBD in your back pocket as a workout aid. The more tools you have helping you out, the more likely you are to actually see your New Year’s resolution through. Best of luck!