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      Soft, supple lips are easy with CBD Lip Balms

      From shea butter and cocoa butter to rosehip, coconut oil, green tea and more, you can now find an abundance of lip balms in the markets. If you’re someone who has tried and tested a few but have not had any luck with enhancing the quality of you lips, then we think you’ve been missing the nourishment of a key ingredient – CBD.

      Cannabis has been used in ancient Ayurvedic medicine for centuries and its healing properties when it comes to topical application as well as consumption are unparalleled. In this article we’ll take you through some benefits of using CBD lip balms so you can get an idea of its potent healing properties before you place an order!

      It is replete with anti-inflammatory properties

      CBD is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Oxidative stress can give your lips an aged and wrinkled effect and CBD helps combat this with this exceptional antioxidant properties. The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD also reduce dryness and itching to a large extent and can help heal dry and chapped lips. CBD helps soothe the skin and reduce any irritation and is also good for people with sensitive skin.

      The Cannabis plant also may contain anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties. When CBD is used with other natural moisturizing components like coconut oil, shea butter etc, it can boost its healing properties and seep into deeper layers. It also helps seal moisture in your lips and prevents it from becoming too dry and flaky.

      If you want to get started on your lip care journey with CBD, you have a number of options to choose from at CBD Store. Here are a few we recommend. Check it out and we hope you find something to make your lips feel as smooth as ever!

       

      Cannabis – Oil, Tincture & Paste: What are the differences and which one is for you?

      Cannabis – Oil, Tincture & Paste: What are the differences and which one is for you?

      For anyone who stumbles upon cannabis and its healing properties, it can get confusing to make a choice. This is because the current cannabis market is replete with options and although this is an exciting thing, it can be overwhelming for a first timer. As the variety grows, so should the clarity. This is why we’re about to give you a complete lowdown of each medium of cannabis products – whether it’s full-spectrum, broad spectrum or isolate, we’re going to explain the various formats you can consume these in and this will help you gauge what’s best for you.

      Let’s get started with the most common mix up – CBD Oil vs. CBD Tincture

      Many still perceive CBD oil and CBD tinctures interchangeably. However, this is a common mistake (made by some brands too) and they do come with some differences.

      CBD tincture

      A ‘tincture’ became associated with a dropper style bottle. But this is not what differentiates the two as CBD Oil and CBD tinctures can come in dropper style bottles. Simply put – the main difference lies in the solvent used to extract CBD.

      CBD tinctures are an alcohol-based extract. High-proof alcohol the solvent used to extract the natural compounds of the cannabis plant and is also used in the finished product. This gives CBD tinctures a very bitter taste but a longer shelf life. The bitter taste is masked with additives like sweeteners, flavoring, or vegetable glycerin. Some companies might also add vitamins, herbal extracts, or supplements like melatonin, depending on the goal of the product.

      CBD Oil

      CBD Oil is often a blend of CBD Extract (or paste) and carrier oil like MCT coconut oil. CBD oil is usually made by extracting other compounds from the plant material along with CBD such as terpenes and flavonoids – both of which come with their own benefits. The method used to extract this is called supercritical CO2, a process which helps retain the bioavailability, sustainability and quality of the plant. After this paste is extracted, it is then mixed with the carrier oil. Sometimes, essential oils are also used for their own benefits and flavor. CBD oils are more commonly found and even the products labeled CBD tinctures or CBD oil tinctures are more often CBD oils.

      CBD Paste

      CBD paste is the most concentrated extract and in terms of potency is the most potent among the three. CBD paste is the form of CBD that is usually added to carriers like MCT oil for further consumption. CBD paste is for those who need to consume higher quantities of CBD for medicinal purposes. CBD paste is also more cost effective and can be used to make your own CBD edibles to experiment and have fun with your medicinal intake of CBD. However, pastes usually come in a syringe and it can be hard to dispense and figure out the dosage.

      We hope these differentiating factors help you make the right choice for your purchase. Another ideal way to do so is to consult with our doctors and make a purchase with their guidance.

      Understanding CBG and CBN: the lesser known heroes of Hemp

      Understanding CBG and CBN: the lesser known heroes of Hemp

      If you’re here, that means you’re on the path of exploring the benefits of Cannabis or you’re already convinced and sure of the benefits. Either way, we’re here to tell you that the Cannabis industry is a fast-growing market due to the fact that it comes with innumerable benefits and many that are just being uncovered. As we all know, the most popular component of Hemp that has gained the most popularity is CBD. CBD, without a doubt, has some profound effects on wellness and energy levels. However, Hemp consists of more than hundred such compounds that come with their own benefits and the two we are highlighting are CBN and CBG.

      Compounds like CBN and CBG can be found in full-spectrum hemp oil which comes with a plethora of benefits due to the presence of compounds such as terpenes, fatty acids along with other compounds like CBD, CBN and CBG. We know that our bodies are innately compatible with Cannabis because our body contains receptors in the Endocannabinoid System that bind naturally with CBD. The Endocannabinoid System is present in the body to regulate various functions like sleep, mood, appetite, inflammation and pain. Among the molecules that bind with CBD when introduced into the body is CBG and CBN.

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      What is CBG?

      CBG, short for Cannabigerol makes up 3% of the Cannabis plant. It is the precursor to CBD, CBC and THC. It is known as the stem cell because it breaks into these compounds. The older the plant, the more the chances are that it will break into these compounds. CBG, much like CBD does not get you ‘high’ but it is one of the compounds that balance out the high of THC, giving you a more palatable feeling. However, it does present its own set of health benefits that include: 

      • Potential treatment of glaucoma
      • Anti-inflammatory benefits
      • Combating neurodegenerative disorders, 
      • Potential anti-cancer and anti-bacterial treatment

      A clearer understanding of CBG is still being sought as it is one of the harder compounds to obtain

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      What is CBN?

      While CBG is a pre-cursor to CBD, CBN is the successor to THC. CBN only exists in mature plants because it is the result of an ageing process that turns THCA into a new molecular compound. In short, continuous exposure to light and oxygen eventually turns THC into CBN. This compound also comes with its own set of benefits that scientists are slowly unraveling. Some of them include: 

      • Protection of the nervous system
      • The capability to heal and grow bones
      • Pain relief
      • Anti-inflammatory properties
      • May treat epilepsy 

      When these compounds are taken along with the others such as CBD, an entourage effect is produced. This delivers health benefits that are greater than the sum of its parts as they interact with each other to give you a wider range of benefits. 

      If you are intrigued and want to experience the benefits of these compounds first hand, browse our site and find the product that suits you best.

      Does Hemp Help Enhance Joint Health? Let’s find out!

      Does Hemp Help Enhance Joint Health? Let’s find out!

      There’s an old adage that goes “youth is a gift of nature but old age is a work of art”. How healthy you will be in your old age has a lot to do with the practices and habits we indulge in when we’re younger. Although the aging process is gradual, we don’t feel like we’re ever getting older when we’re in our 20s and 30s. However, these phases have a hige impact on our health as we age. We feel invincible when we’re younger, which could be the reason for some neglect on the health front. 

      When it comes to health in old age, joints are an important indicator of it. They are incredibly important when it comes to mobility. The cartilage that surrounds the bone is what tends to degenerate as we age and is the key component of mobility. It is responsible for reducing friction between the bones and also produces synovial fluid as we get older. Synovial fluid helps keep the joints lubricated and the functioning smoothly. If your joints do deteriorate, you may feel stiffness, pain and/or swelling.

      What is essentially happening here is inflammation.  And this is where CBD comes in. CBD interacts with the Endocannabinoid System – the part of the body that is responsible for maintaining general homeostasis and other general functions such as appetite, sleep, and physical pain. CBD interacts with this very system to support joint health, in every stage of life. CBD works with two receptors – CBD1 and CBD2 while supporting joint health. CBD2 receptors are specifically responsible for supporting the inflammatory response associated with joint issues. The scientific studies are still ongoing but there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence to support the claims that it helps with healing join health as well as reducing pain caused by unhealthy joints – temporary or more permanent conditions like arthritis. 

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      Joint care is relevant no matter your age. Healthy eating, exercise, and hydration go a long way in keeping your joints healthy. A Mediterranean diet is best to keep your joints healthy and reducing the habit of smoking is also essential. In order to increase joint healthy significantly is to consume full-spectrum hemp oil or apply it topically regularly. The hemp plant consists of more than 110 cannabinoids and 120 terpenes that are being studied and increasingly being discovered to have a plethora of incredible effects which include anti-inflammatory properties and pain reduction. 

      Browse our product line and choose a product to get started on your journey to maintaining joint health or consult our doctors to help you get acquainted with our products.

      On the road to recovery with Physical Therapy? Here’s how CBD will help!

      On the road to recovery with Physical Therapy? Here’s how CBD will help!

      One of the most common aspects people looks to CBD and Hemp Oil for is physical therapy. Many individuals who have to recover from accidents, genetic conditions etc, have resorted to this natural modality of healing and rejuvenating their muscles. Moreover, CBD Oil is easy to integrate into your pre-existing natural therapy regimen and thereby enhancing your wellness, recovery and overall strength. CBD Products and Hemp Oil work well as complementary therapies and can be wither consumed or applied topically. 

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      What is Physical Therapy and how does it work?

       From children dealing with issues to adults dealing with neurodegenerative diseases, there are always people looking for alternatives. Physical therapy is aimed at recovery through physical modalities such as exercises, stretching, cold/hot massage etc. The goal here is to help the body heal itself. And the reason why people look to natural alternatives is because the primary techniques used may have many more side effects and may only be treating the symptom instead of the healing the root. Physical therapy seeks to move your body parts into their most comfortable or natural position. It essentially works to structurally correct the problem.

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      How does Hemp Oil and CBD Oil help?

      Topical CBD and muscle recovery is a match made in heaven. Topical balms can be applied directly onto the affected areas. They can easily be integrated into therapy appointments to give this area the healing it needs, pre and post therapy. CBD Oil addresses problems on a cellular level in order to make the therapy more effective. Aside from Topical CBD, you can also use other modalities such as CBD Oil tinctures, Capsules and/or Powders. These oral methods can assist your therapy in providing full-body and psychological relief. It works on reducing inflammation, improving focus, relaxing the muscles, and soothing the obstacles of discomfort to help you get your body back into a state of homeostasis. There are a number of ways to integrate these methods into your routine. 

      It can also assist you in accommodating other healthy lifestyle changes into your routine such as have a good healthy diet, exercising regularly and assist you in getting a good night’s rest – which is also highly essential to the process of muscle recovery. CBD is a holistic way to introduce true and long lasting wellness into your life along with physical therapy. 

      If you’re on the road to recovery and you’d like a little help from CBD, check out our store for high quality products or consult our doctors to know the dosage and product that’s right for you.