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The Deal with the Dose

The Deal with the Dose

As you probably know, CBD has many health benefits and can be used to treat a variety of issues. No matter what condition you are trying to treat with CBD, taking the appropriate dosage is key. Finding this dosage, however, can be difficult, as CBD is not currently regulated by the FDA and there currently are no official recommended dosages. Below is our guide to figuring out the best CBD dose for you:

In general, human dosages range anywhere between 20 and 1500 milligrams (mg) per day. But determining where your dosage falls within this range depends on a variety of factors, including: 

  • Body weight

  • The condition you are treating

  • Your sensitivity level

  • Other medications you may be taking

  • The concentration of CBD in the product

With all of these variables to consider, it is recommended that you talk with your doctor about an appropriate dosage and potential risks. If your doctor tells you how much to use, stick to their recommendation. If not, it is best to start with a small dosage and gradually increase it. For example, start with 20mg per day, and gradually increase this amount by 5mg a week until you feel your symptoms are being treated.

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Combatting Zoom Fatigue

Combatting Zoom Fatigue

For many of us, over the last six months, video calls and Zoom meetings have become the new normal. Though initially the idea of conferencing from the comfort of our own homes sounded like a welcome change of pace, the effects of this new virtual collaborative environment have resulted in “zoom fatigue”.
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September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month

September is National Suicide Prevention Month - a time to share resources and information to shed light on this tragic yet highly stigmatized topic. We encourage you to use this month to reach out to those affected by suicide and raise awareness about treatment methods and services. 


Mental health issues are rising among adults during the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While measures like social distancing and work from home are proven to reduce the spread, the CDC says the “potential for adverse outcomes on suicide risk is high”.


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Can CBD Help Treat COVID-19?

Can CBD Help Treat COVID-19?

As we continue to see coronavirus outbreaks around the world, we are growing more and more eager for a cure to this novel disease. As research continues to develop, quite unconventional candidates have been identified as potential treatments to COVID-19. 

While CBD has been used since the beginning of the pandemic to relieve stress, research is suggesting that CBD could have an even more powerful impact in the treatment of COVID-19. A recent study from researchers at The University of Nebraska and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute suggests that CBD’s anti-inflammatory properties could help fight the acute infection that is associated with Cytokine Superstorm, which contributes to the many symptoms of COVID-19.

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Plant-Based Sleep Remedies

Plant-Based Sleep Remedies

An estimated 1 in 3 Americans fails to get enough sleep each night. Sleep deprivation can not only impact your mood and productivity, but also lead to several serious long term health defects. 

While some turn to pharmaceutical sleep aids to find relief, they are far from a healthy solution. In fact, they can seriously escalate the issue. A New York Times article reported that prescription insomnia drugs zolpidem (Ambien, Edluar, Intermezzo and Zolpimist), zaleplon (Sonata) and eszopiclone (Lunesta) can lead to injury and death from sleepwalking, sleep-driving and engaging in other hazardous activities while not fully awake.” In addition, pharmaceutical sleep aids  can be habit-forming and may cause daytime sleepiness

With growing awareness of the risk associated with these sleep aids, many are looking for a more natural approach to a good night of sleep. And with more Americans looking to enhance their wellness, it’s easier than ever to find holistic sleep remedies.


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Veganism + CBD

Veganism + CBD

Despite the many fleeting trends in the wellness industry, it has become clear that veganism is here to stay. Veganism is a way of living which seeks to exclude all forms of exploitation of, and cruelty to, animals. Though there are many ways to embrace a vegan lifestyle, all vegans eat a plant-based diet avoiding all animal foods such as meat, dairy, eggs and honey.


The benefits of veganism spread far and wide, helping this trend outlast other diet fads. First off, there are great environmental benefits that come from reduced meat and dairy farming. In addition, a vegan diet helps support the humane treatment of animals. And lastly are the personal health and wellness benefits that stem from a plant based diet. Veganism harnesses the benefits of plant based superfoods, giving your body a healthy and robust assortment of nutrients. 


CBD is becoming an increasingly  popular superfood in the vegan diet. CBD is a naturally occurring compound which is extracted directly from the hemp plant. CBD is a healthy and powerful addition to a vegan's wellness regimen.

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Cool Off with CBD Summer Popsicles

Cool Off with CBD Summer Popsicles

With temperatures on the rise, we are constantly searching for new ways to cool off in the summer heat. But what if there was a way to cool our bodies, while also calming our minds? Queue DIY CBD Popsicles! 


These summer treats are easy to make and can be adjusted to best suit your needs and sweet tooth! Below are three of our favorite popsicle recipes.If you are new to CBD, remember the golden rule: start low and go slow. And always speak with your healthcare provider before mixing CBD with other medications.


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Tips on Daily Mindfulness

Tips on Daily Mindfulness

The past several months have been testing our patience, compassion, and ability to emotionally cope. In these unprecedented times, where so much seems out of our control, one thing we can manage is our mindfulness and awareness. We put together a few tips for practicing daily mindfulness incorporating mindfulness into our daily lives.
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Superfoods + CBD

Superfoods + CBD

Superfoods and CBD are two of the biggest buzzwords in the wellness industry at the moment. But what are superfoods, how can you benefit from them, and what do they have to do with CBD?
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A Talk with the Experts

A Talk with the Experts

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. 


Dr. Phil Millman is the Chief Scientist at Greenlife Organics. He has three decades of experience within the pharmaceutical industry, giving him expansive knowledge of the field. Tim de Smet  works as the Engineering Manager is an expert in the engineering side of CBD and the extraction and manufacturing processes. Today, they both work in Greenlife Organics’ extraction lab, crafting quality products for their clients. Over Zoom, we discussed their careers, current projects, and the importance of organic farming in today’s CBD industry.
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Partner Spotlight: Greenlife Organics

Partner Spotlight: Greenlife Organics

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.

 

But this is where Green Life Organics comes in. Greenlife Organics is a seed-to-market hemp farm and brand committed to balancing nature and science. They produce CBD infused capsules, oils, topicals, pet products, and home goods that are safe, natural, and effective. Their contribution to CBD research studies and product innovation is their focus as they strive to bring knowledge, inspiration, and healing to every customer
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CBD 101: CBD Topicals

CBD 101: CBD Topicals

This week we are diving into the basics of CBD Topicals as part of our ABCs of CBD feature! 


To review, CBD, or cannabidiol, is a compound produced by cannabis and hemp plants. CBD has many health benefits but, unlike THC, does not produce the feeling of being high. This is making CBD an increasingly popular product for growing numbers of people to help treat a wide variety of ailments, particularly topicals.
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Holiday Weekend Wellness Tips

Holiday Weekend Wellness Tips

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.

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What is Mindfulness + Meditation?

What is Mindfulness + Meditation?

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. 


Meditation is a mind and body practice that has a long history of of being used to increase calmness, physical relaxation and enhance overall wellness. Mind and body practices focus on the interactions among the brain, mind, body, and behavior. Though it takes a bit of practice to get used to, studies show that meditation can decrease stress and reduce symptoms associated with depression, anxiety, pain and insomnia, and improve one’s overall lifestyle and perspective. A major contributor to this positive shift is through the focus on mindfulness.
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(Socially-Distanced) Travel with CBD

(Socially-Distanced) Travel with CBD

With states slowly starting to open back up and holiday weekends fast approaching, people are starting to consider leaving their homes for socially distanced time out of town. But what do these loosened restrictions mean for your CBD products? Read on to learn more about traveling around California, and the US, with CBD.
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Fathers Day Collection

Fathers Day Collection

With Father's Day right around the corner, we curated a selection of remedies and gifts perfect for any dad. Our Father’s Day Collection features items hand-picked by father and F+LW owner, Regie.
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Flourishing with Face Masks

Flourishing with Face Masks

It seems like facemasks have gone from seeming like a silly overreaction, to a pandemic necessity. Though quarantine restrictions are slowly lifting and cities are starting to reopen, face masks appear to be here to stay. The CDC, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, still recommends all of us wear cloth face coverings to slow the spread of coronavirus in places where it can be hard to stay 6 feet away from others, like grocery stores, pharmacies, or on public transportation.
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CBD + Alcohol

CBD + Alcohol

CBD-infused cocktails have been a growing trend for a while now.  While many bartenders and at-home mixologists are happy to try out this trend, others have been a bit more hesitant about the effects of mixing CBD and alcohol.
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CBD + Pets

CBD + Pets

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:


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CBD 101: CBD Tincture

CBD 101: CBD Tincture

This week we are diving into the basics of CBD Tinctures as part of our ABCs of CBD feature!
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Mother’s Day Special: CBD for Women’s Health

Mother’s Day Special: CBD for Women’s Health

With most moms having to celebrate Mother's Day in quarantine this year, many children and loved ones are looking for gifts that can provide comfort, calm and relief at home. CBD products are the perfect relaxing and holistic remedy sure to to benefit any mom.
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The Natural Remedy

The Natural Remedy

We at Flourish + Live Well strongly believe in nature’s power to heal and renew. All of our products harness the natural power and benefits of plants to help us heal and thrive. But beyond these natural remedies, we also believe in connecting with the natural world around us. Nature and time outdoors has been proven to have several health and wellness benefits.
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CBD and Sleep

CBD and Sleep

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?


Many people would be shocked to find out that sleep deprivation can have serious health defects. Science has linked poor sleep patterns with both mental and physical problems. These issues include: memory loss, mood changes, inability to concentrate, and weight gain. But most importantly, lack of sleep has been shown to seriously weaken our immune systems.
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4 Ways to Promote Self Healing

4 Ways to Promote Self Healing

We often associate healing and recovery with medicine and physicians. However, mental and physical health does not always require a prescription. Our bodies are equipped with incredible natural healing mechanisms that kill toxic cells and fight off infections. When the natural state of our body is disrupted or impaired, these mechanisms weaken and we are more prone to illness and disease. There are several steps we can take to strengthen our bodies and promote natural healing. Below we have curated a list of four ways to keep ourselves strong and protected while at home.
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Beginners Guide to CBD

Beginners Guide to CBD

With so much newfound time at home, many people have become interested in trying CBD as a way to relieve stress, aid with sleep, or simply pass the time. When first considering using CBD, people often have a lot of questions and concerns. We put together a guide to address these questions and help you find the best CBD product and dosage for your needs. 
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