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CYCLE TO WORK DAY – 15th August

August is always the quietist month for health awareness events with many people away on holiday but September makes up for it with over 13 events so make sure you check out my list next month.

Cycle to Work Day Thursday 4th August – Take part in the UK’s biggest cycle commuting event.

The UK’s biggest cycling commuting event returns on 4th August 2022! And as it’s our tenth year, you can expect the cycle celebrations to be bigger than ever.

Cycle to Work Day is for absolutely everyone. It doesn’t matter if you haven’t cycled in years or have never cycled at all. This is just about giving it a go.

All the cycling action will be happening in our free Love to Ride online community. You can sign up with Facebook, Strava or simply by entering your details, and then connect a smartphone app so you can log their rides. All the info you need to register is on the Love to Ride website.

For that extra bit of motivation, we’ll also be running a number of prize giveaways for those logging their rides on our Love to Ride community.

  1. Join Love to Ride – it takes less than 2 minutes to create your free profile.
  2. Sync up – you can connect a smartphone app to your Love to Ride account. Any rides you record on the app will then automatically get sync’d to your Love to Ride profile.
  3. Record your ride – it doesn’t matter how far, how fast or the type of ride. Simply. log a bike ride on 4hAugust and you’ll be entered into our prize draw.

National CBD Awareness Day – August 8th –

August 8 is National CBD Day. This is a special day to recognise and celebrate the many benefits of CBD – the natural hemp product everyone’s talking about!

Hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) has experienced a huge surge of interest in the health and wellness world over the past few years, with numerous high-profile celebrities like Seth Rogen, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Rogan and Kim Kardashian West all praising the benefits of the hemp-derived oil.

In general, you’ll find two types of CBD oil on the market:

Full spectrum extract, which produces an oil with CBD and a range of other cannabinoids. Full spectrum CBD oil also contains cannabis terpenes, which are said to give the oil certain anti-inflammatory properties.

The second is CBD isolate, which only contains CBD and no other cannabinoids or terpenes.

CBD is non psychoactive and contains little or no levels of THC. The legal THC limit for CBD products is 0.3%.

With a wide variety of CBD products now easily accessible online and on the high street, CBD continues to be shoppers’ #1 choice for holistic alternatives for things like pain relief, anxiety, depression, heart, muscle health and much more.

CBD is now available in a variety of forms, including oil drops, skin creams, muscle rubs, e-liquids, drinks and a variety of edibles, making this holistic alternative widely accessible for all.

CBD History –

CBD isn’t new, people have been using cannabis for 2,700 years or potentially longer, utilising all the great cannabinoids and terpenes. Cannabis was made illegal in the UK in 1928, while it is currently still recognised as a Class B drug, despite a five year period where it changed to Class C from 2005-2009.

In the USA it was a bit more mixed based on what state you were based in, with some starting as early as 1906, many making it illegal in the 1920’s and then it formally being regulated as a drug in each state from the 1930’s.

Having said this, medical cannabis was made acceptable in 2012 in the USA in many states, while this didn’t occur in the UK until 2018. However, despite the laws changing in the UK in 2018, it is still virtually impossible to get any even if you are epileptic, as doctors are either not qualified to prescribe it or don’t feel comfortable doing so.

While marijuana is high in THC, hence its illegal status, most hemp strains were bred to be high in CBD and low in THC, making it ideal to be extracted from. CBD oil is legal in the UK, however it cannot have medical claims, it must be labelled as a food supplement and they cannot claim any health benefits. Also, CBD brands in the UK must now file a form with the Food Standards Agency by March 2021, or they risk having their products removed from the shelves. While this may seem bad, this is a move towards greater regulation, ensuring CBD brands provide the stated quantity of cannabinoids stated on the bottle.

In the USA, the big change was the Farm Bill, occurring in 2018, where industrial hemp cultivation was made legal in order for brands to create CBD oil. It means hemp is no longer listed under the Controlled Substances Act.

Source: Awareness Days CBD Sloth


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