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GETTING AS CLOSE TO NATURE AS WE CAN…

I was delighted to receive a gift box of goodies from Naturecan. A company who wants to get as close to nature as we can.

The company was started by a health-focused team with years of experience in nutrition, product development and quality ingredient sourcing. They want to share the oil-natural power of CBD.

From the seed to your door they deliver powerful CBD with quality effectiveness and safety at the heart of everything they do, and as close to nature as they can get it.

They have a great lifestyle blog which answers most health related issues, with regular tips and advice.

This beautiful box arrived wrapped immaculately and when I opened the box the products were neatly wrapped in tissue paper with a leaflet all about the privets and my name personally printed on the front with the words “Barbara discover what Naturecan do”. Well, so far Naturecan do has won my attention hands down.

The leaflet explains the products are grown and extracted from Oregon, USA to meet the highest quality standards and are all completely legal. They utilise whole-plant extraction to filter out unnatural products substances and a unique process maximises CBD concentration with 0% THC guaranteed. Every product is third-party lan tested for certified quality, every time.

They sell a range of CBD oils, capsules, topicals, edibles, non-CBD supplements, and naturally formulated beauty products. On the back of the leaflet it shows you what strength is best for each individual and reminds you to always start with a lower dosage before building up gradually to meet your needs.

The leaflet also has a simple returns form at the back and some FAQ’s. Everything is explained in so much detail.

In my beautiful CBD Tranquility Box, I had a daily moisturiser, lip balm, hand cream, multi-balm, CBD supplement Spearmint Flavour and purify clay mask. I couldn’t wait to start trying some out. All formulated using only plant extracts, active ingredients and broad-spectrum CBD oil, to harness the power of nature to help nourish, repair, and protect – from head to toe.

My box the CBD Tranquility Box is on offer at the moment as you can see from my picture below. I immediately tried out the lip balm as I am sure I am not alone in suffering from such dry lips at the moment, which I am sure has something to do with the masks we are wearing. After just one use my lips felt like normal again. I am now putting this before my lipstick to keep them from drying out.

The hand cream is amazing and smells delicious and the perfect size to keep nearby. The other two products I tried were the moisturiser and the balm which like the other products smells and feels lovely. I am keen to try the spearmint flavoured oil and the clay mask and will write about those products soon.

When I went onto the website I could see I am not alone in endorsing these products. They have five star reviews all round for the products and a number of celebrities also endorsing them. Pop over to their website and see for yourself.

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A GUIDE TO CBD PRODUCTS FOR PAIN…

It is often said that CBD can help with chronic pain due to its anti-inflammatory properties. We explore the different types of CBD products that you might consider using for pain.

Why do people use CBD for pain?

Many people have found that CBD helps them to manage their pain, and research also backs up these experiences. A 2008 scientific article looked into using cannabinoids for managing difficult to treat pain and found that they had analgesic properties, meaning they were similar to drugs used to relieve pain.

More recently, a 2020 review article concluded that CBD ‘presents an opportunity for the treatment of intractable chronic pain for which primary treatments are insufficient or not possible’.

What are the different CBD product types?

You might be interested in giving CBD a try for pain, but which product should you use? We’ve put together a brief guide to the CBD product types and how you can use them for pain.

CBD oil

CBD oil is perhaps the most common. If you have not taken CBD before, it is advised that you start with a relatively low dosage. However, you might want to build this up to a stronger dosage if you are using CBD for pain. Most CBD brands offer oils in a variety of strengths, meaning there are options for beginners and more experienced people.

To take CBD oil drops, you simply place the required amount underneath your tongue and hold them there for around 30-90 seconds before swallowing. This allows the CBD oil to diffuse into the blood through the tissues under your tongue. You can also apply CBD oil topically to specific painful areas if you prefer.

CBD capsules

This can be a more appealing option to those who are used to taking other tablets or supplements. CBD capsules contain a measured amount of CBD in each tablet and you simply take it with water as you usually would with other tablets.

They can take longer to take effect because you must digest them first, and some believe the effects aren’t as strong as with CBD oil as they don’t have direct access to your bloodstream. These aren’t always recommended for pain for that reason, but they can be useful to have when you’re on the go or travelling.

CBD topicals

A big area of the CBD market for those who suffer from pain is CBD topicals. These are most commonly in the form of balms or muscle rubs, but can also come as creams or lotions. The idea of these products is to directly target the area that is causing pain, rather than diffusing CBD throughout the whole body.

They are usually combined with other natural and relaxing ingredients which creates a formula great for everyday use. You simply take some of the product on your hands and massage it into any painful areas.

CBD edibles and drinks

A final product type you may want to consider for pain is CBD edibles and drinks. These aren’t necessarily considered to be as strong as CBD oils or topicals, so might need to be combined with another option, but they are a fun and tasty way to get a dose of CBD!

CBD gummies, which are a type of edible, will also come in different strengths much like oils or capsules so make sure you check when you buy.

This article was written by James Storie-Pugh, the co-founder of mellow store, the UK’s curated CBD marketplace which stocks high-quality CBD brands, including a product selection specifically for pain.

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SLEEP SUNDAY – 5 WAYS CBD CAN HELP REDUCE ANXIETY AND PROMOTE RESTFUL SLEEP…

The majority of people across the globe suffer from issues with sleeplessness. During the lockdown, worry-related sleep problems were on the rise. While getting a good night’s sleep is one of the necessities in one’s life, millions experience disturbed sleep cycles.

Insomnia is a severe health condition that affects millions of people. It is commonly caused by stress, anxiety, or depression, which has a detrimental effect on one’s quality of life. Most people often resort to over-the-counter pills or prescription sleep aids. But these medications can be harmful, owing to the severe side effects they produce.

Although sleep medication may be useful in the short-term, it is not usually recommended for long-term use. Therefore, people are now considering natural remedies for help. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the natural and effective alternatives to prescription sleep medications.

Many researchers and physicians are finding hope in CBD to help promote quality sleep. Here, we will discuss how a popular natural substance CBD, can help reduce anxiety and promote restful sleep.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, is one of the many compounds found in the Cannabis Sativa plant. It has been associated with several health benefits, including relief from pain, stress, and anxiety. This is why a lot of people are utilizingCBD vape pens for anxiety. With impressive benefits and multi-use solutions, it has quickly emerged as a popular treatment for insomnia. Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive; i.e., it does not give a high feeling. Therefore, it can also promote refreshing REM sleep that reduces excessive daytime sleepiness.

The Relationship Between CBD and Sleep

Experts believe CBD produces its calming, pain-reducing, anti-inflammatory effects in the body. It interacts with different proteins, receptors, and other chemicals in the brain that change hormones, neurotransmitters, and other cells throughout the body. Such interactions regulate many of the body’s functions, including sleep-wake cycles, pain perception, mood, and emotional balance.

CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep. It is incredibly helpful for people who are struggling with sleep problems due to anxiety or stress. Research has shown that CBD can improve your stress response, helping you feel more relaxed and enjoy a night of profound sleep. CBD’s effects on the central nervous system are known to calm anxiety and promote healthy sleep.

Five Ways CBD Can Help Promote Restful Sleep

1.    CBD can Reduce Anxiety and Depression.

CBD can reduce anxiety and depression, which can help reduce sleep problems and promote good sleep quality. It is a promising tool for reducing anxiety. Serotonin receptors in the brain help elevate the mood. CBD interacts with the brain’s serotonin receptors that reduce both the mental and physical symptoms of anxiety. Besides, CBD also protects the neurons in the hippocampus that help in the reduction of depression.

2.    CBD may Regulate GABA Production Within the Brain.

GABA receptors are a type of neurotransmitter that promotes relaxation by easing excessive activity in the brain. CBD changes the shape of the GABA-A receptor that enhances the natural calming effect of GABA, reducing anxiety. CBD is known to interact with these receptors that benefit people suffering from wakefulness. Moreover, several medications used for insomnia also target the GABA receptors to promote sound sleep.

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1.    CBD can Help to Get Rid of Nightmares.

People with PTSD suffer from REM sleep disorder behavior with nightmares and extreme restlessness. Nightmares can adversely impact the quality of sleep. CBD may promote calmness by increasing REM sleep, which is the most vital phase of the sleep cycle. In a study, patients with PTSD reported a decrease in nightmare symptoms after starting CBD intake. Overall, CBD may help people with fear and trauma gets sound sleep.

2.    CBD May Help Regulate Circadian Rhythms.

A circadian rhythm is a natural, internal process that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. It is a physical and mental change that follows a 24-hour cycle. CBD has a considerable effect on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in our body that plays a significant role in regulating the body’s circadian rhythm. In turn, CBD can improve sleeplessness by controlling the sleep/wake cycles.

3.    CBD Can Helps Relieve Pain.

For people with anxiety disorder, pain arising from headaches, body soreness, and muscle tension is often observed. People use CBD to treat pain in many different forms, including chronic and difficult-to-treat pain. In a recent study, individuals who received CBD treatment for anxiety reportedly experienced improvements in their ability to perform daily functions and reduce pain and anxiety symptoms.

Conclusion

CBD comes in various forms – vape pens, edibles, topicals, tinctures, capsules, dry herbs, and concentrates. Moreover, CBD is safe for consumption, provided you buy an original product. Some methods of ingestion may work better for you than others, and that can require some experimentation. In most trials that involve CBD for sleep, subjects have taken between 30 mg and 1,550 mg of CBD. Overall, CBD can decrease your symptoms of anxiety and help you get a more restful sleep. If you struggle with sleep issues, the best first step is to consult your doctor and learn more about causes and treatments.

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