• Fast Recovery & Reset: CBD

    Move like you mean it, and keep going. Cannabidiol (CBD) can be a helping hand to get out of bed in the morning and a step-ladder at 1 o’clock to go for a walk instead of heading down for a nap. When used correctly, CBD can increase energy and help motivate you to take on the outdoors or conquer that pull up bar. CBD is a wonderful cannabinoid that decreases inflammation and promotes homeostasis. An effective way to increase overall energy levels and get the most out of your exercise routine is to include CBD oil in your daily routine. Used as a supplement, it can benefit your body by…

  • CBD & Pets: Situational Anxiety

    Pets are people, too. Especially when it comes to our nervous systems! Not surprisingly, humans and dogs share the endocannabinoid system in common. Like us, they have receptors that can accept cannabinoids like CBD. CBD can help dogs manage situational anxiety. This includes anxiety felt when they hear loud noises such as thunder storms or fireworks, or experience new settings. Situational anxiety can be provoked because of traveling to new places or meeting unfamiliar guests at home. When dogs experience situational anxiety, they show a variety of symptoms. Heavy panting, drooling and spontaneous urination are likely signs that your friend is in need of tender, loving care. Since you can’t…

  • CBD & Pain: Understanding Types of Pain

    Pain, when used as an umbrella term, is vast than the pacific ocean. Using CBD to treat pain can be effective only under the pretense that the type of pain is well-understood and properly diagnosed. Most of us have crossed paths with the loud, piercing, cuss-worthy persona of acute pain: an elbow dings the edge of the table or a pinky toe that has found the bed frame yet again at 3 AM. Other types of pain produce less shock value but are no less odious in nature. For the sake of this article, I’ll simply go into the types of pain that CBD has shown to treat effectively: neuropathic…

  • If CBD had Facebook

    Much of the world has begun to toss around the words ‘psychoactive’ and ‘intoxicating’ into the same bag, even though they are different cats. The coagulation of these terms is derived from our misconception of cannabis as a substance. Intoxicating suggests that there is a loss of coordination or change in proprioception that leans towards minimizing the control you have over your physical and mental functioning. Psychoactive implies a change in a ‘state-of-mind’ that isn’t always accompanied with intoxication. If Cannabidiol had a profile on facebook, its one-liner would be: ’mind-over-matter’. A profile picture of a calm, even-keeled and grounded human being. CBD has been popularized for its anxiolytic effects,…

  • Cannabidiol & Period Pain

    If you find yourself curled up into a ball, binging your favourite TV show, holding onto your stomach for dear life pleading to God for the pain to stop on your period— you are not alone. The majority of women (upwards of 90%) experience painful periods either chronically or occasionally. Depending on the severity, it can last for up to three days and significantly derail your life. Thankfully, CBD is here to help. Unlike NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), CBD has a targeted impact on the proteins and signalling molecules that are specifically responsible for cramps, bloating and pain. NSAIDs such as Ibuprofen can be helpful in the moment, but they…

  • I have CBD! Now what?

    You’ve acquired a CBD product and you’re ready to reap the benefits— now what? How much do you use? How should you be taking it? This entirely depends on what you’re looking for. I’ll go through some of the most common therapeutic outcomes of CBD and how to use it to get there.  Increasing Focus and Energy Coffee isn’t the best way to get a burst of energy— in fact it’s responsible for a crash once the caffeine is all used up. Cannabidiol can be integrated into your morning routine to provide a long-lasting sense of focus and energy. It’s generally taken as an oil, starting with 0.25 mL in…

  • Excuse You Alcohol, Cannabis Coming Through

    Generation Y has been full of surprises— we no longer wind down with a smooth cognac or whiskey neat, instead, we choose to be in lighter spirits. A new “no-drinking trend” has emerged as we move toward conscientious substance use. The negative impact alcohol has on our physical and mental health is at the forefront of our minds! Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a cannabinoid found in cannabis that produces the classic ‘high’. Those who use it have reported euphoria, unstoppable giggling and smiling, and even a sense of belonging. Cannabis is naturally metabolized by our bodies, unlike alcohol. Alcohol’s reputation is less than friendly. When metabolized in our bodies it produces a…

  • That Gut Feeling

    If you suffer from gastrointestinal (GI) issues, you are not alone— about 15% of adults suffer from Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), which is only one of ten common GI dysfunctions that anyone can develop. Cannabidiol can help with most GI issues because of the abundance of cannabinoid receptors within the GI tract. When your gut feels irritated, your body naturally releases cannabinoids to decrease inflammation to help your system cleanse itself. Gut irritants can be what we consider regular, everyday food. Deep-fried foods coat the gut in fats, sodas and other high sugar foods increase the presence of candida—a gut bacteria that slows your metabolism down. CBD oil can help…

  • You’re Telling Me I Can Walk After Leg Day?

    Working out our fine legs ladies is no easy feat (pun intended!). It’s not just bearing the pain of that post-leg day workout: we’ve got to conquer the world, too. Those of us strut our stuff in 6-inch stilettos, take care of patients all day, work from 9-5 or even save some lives from time to time. So how can you be ready for Round 2? CBD oil is in your corner. Studies have shown that cannabidiol can help reduce the amount of lactic acid build-up after you exercise. More research is needed, but colloquially, athletes use CBD oil as a pre and post- exercise tonic. Depending on your size…

  • Weightless

    Weightless, literally. In a new study published in the journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, CBD oil was found to give fat-cells a run for their money. There were three big things that were discovered:  First, the number of mitochondria that are working to create energy are increased with CBD use. Energy levels increased, which allows you to work out harder and use greater amounts of glucose floating in your blood. The more glucose you use the less that is turned into fat. Your jeans aren’t the only thing that is motivating you—so are your genes. Second, CBD oil stimulates genes to produce proteins that enhance the oxidation (breakdown) of fats…

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