This past week, the Flourish + Live Well team got to talk with Phil Millman (Pharm.D) and Tim de Smet of Greenlife Organics about what goes into making quality CBD products.
Often when it comes to relieving aches, pains and stress, people are torn between nature and science. Despite praise for CBD as a novel and natural remedy, there has been concern over the lack of FDA oversight and regulation in the industry. The controversy centers on certain brands’ inconsistent quality, strains and extraction methods and lack of transparency with consumers. When scientific proof falls short, people are forced to turn to un-natural remedies, like ibuprofen. When doing so, consumers risk long term side effects and lose the additional health benefits of CBD products.
This week we are diving into the basics of CBD Topicals as part of our ABCs of CBD feature!
This past month of action, activity, reopening and unrest has sparked feelings, emotions and anxiety for many of us. We are all searching for ways to process current events while keeping our minds and bodies healthy. Surprisingly, a powerful resource to deal with our emotions and wellness is already within many of our homes- our pets!
A pet can be a great source of comfort, companionship, support and motivation for their owners. Pets offer companionship, love, and support. Research published in 2018 confirmed that pets can be beneficial to people with a variety of mental health issues, including anxiety. This being said, we must consider the wellness and anxiety of our furry friends during these times as well. The sudden surge of activity with both reopenings and protests, coupled with the holiday weekend ahead, our pets are likely to experience anxiety similar to our own.
But there’s good news: practices used to keep us healthy can benefit our furry friends as well. Below are a few tips and practices to help keep our minds healthy and powerful, and our pets, as we proceed forward in our ever-changing world.
If you have been struggling to achieve some sense of calm and tranquility amongst all the recent chaos and uncertainty we have been experiencing, meditation may be your answer.
As CBD has gained great popularity for its healing properties, people have begun to extend these benefits to their pets as well. In a recent survey conducted by the Veterinary Information Network, an online community of veterinarians, nearly two-thirds of respondents said they were asked about cannabis by their patients at least once a month. People are turning to CBD to help manage pain, arthritis, seizures and other health problems in their dogs and other pets. But with this recent emergence, many questions are raised: How do I use these products? How much should I use? And, is it even safe? We explore these questions and more to help you determine if CBD is right for your furry friends:
Most people would agree that we simply feel better after getting a good night of sleep. When we have trouble sleeping or fail to get our full 6-8 hours in, we have less energy, find it harder to concentrate and feel sluggish. While lack of sleep certainly impacts our moods and daily routine, many wonder if lack of sleep is, infact, detrimental to our health?
Coronavirus has seemed to impact nearly every part of our lives - our kids are home from school, many of us have had to start working from home, and our recreational and social outlets have been put on hold. These changes are keeping us inside and as we are forced to adapt to a completely new way of life for the foreseeable future. This uncertainty can be unsettling to say the least, and many of us are experiencing increased fear, anxiety and sleep deprivation, all of which have the power to compromise our immune systems.
While Flourish + Live Well unfortunately cannot provide a miraculous cure-all for this situation, we do have several products that can ease the secondary effects of this global pandemic and offer some relief in these strange times. Here are some of the ways in which CBD can offer anxiety relief, sleep aid, and boost immune response:
In celebration of International Women’s Day this past weekend, Flourish + Live Well is featuring two of our incredible women-owned brands and partners that are making big strides in the CBD industry. Founded by inspirational trail-blazing women, we are proud to support these companies and their product.
How does CBD oil work?
The effect on our body is really very easy to explain.
Humans have an endocannabinoid system (ECS) and many other receptors. This
system affects the time and intensity of pain, the effectiveness of the immune
system or the depth and relaxation of sleep.