CBD 101 Review For Those Of You Still Confused

November 9, 2018

If you still think CBD and “pot” are the same – let’s get this straight. It’s not even close. You clearly know by now that CBD is the biggest wellness craze of 2018.  Let’s keep this simple:

Is CBD oil the key to a better night’s sleep?

CBD is a fantastic medicine with some pretty wild benefits. It’s been proven to help manage epilepsy, to help people prevent and manage the symptoms of cancer, and has even helped people manage chronic pain that has bothered them for years.

Sounds like pretty intense stuff, right? But the fact is, CBD is just a natural medicine found in the hemp and cannabis plants. And, while it can be used to help people with serious illnesses, the majority of people use it for daily problems: anxiety, depression, stress relief, and the like.

Many people have wondered if using CBD oil can help them get a better night’s sleep. The short answer is a solid yes!, but we’re going to explain it a bit better than that.

What Is CBD?

CBD is the short form of the name cannabidiol, a compound that occurs naturally in the marijuana plant. CBD has been shown to have a huge number of medicinal benefits.

It’s a lot different than THC, despite the fact that the two compounds have a lot of similar properties and are structurally almost identical. The main difference is that THC is known to cause a number of psychoactive effects and results in a significant change of headspace, whereas CBD can provide its benefits without actually

CBD, and other cannabinoids (including the ones that our bodies produce on their own) work by influencing a system in the body known as the endocannabinoid system, or the ECS. This system is highly involved in regulating and performing a huge number of our bodily functions.

CBD works on this system indirectly. That means that it doesn’t directly bind to the receptors in the system like THC does. This is one reason for the significant difference in the effects of these two compounds. By indirectly affecting these receptors, CBD helps to bring the endocannabinoid system back into balance.

CBD and Insomnia

To understand why CBD is useful for treating insomnia, then you should know a bit about insomnia first. CBD is unique in that it functions a lot differently than traditional sleeping meds, which aim to simply knock you out flat regardless of what’s going on.

By regulating a system that affects our whole body – the ECS – CBD helps us target problems at their roots. This means that we can actually address or identify the cause of our insomnia easier when we use CBD because we will still be cognizant while we’re falling asleep.

CBD has been proven to treat many forms of insomnia caused by many reasons.

  • Many people have insomnia because they are anxious. Their worries and thoughts can keep them awake for hours. CBD helps to fight anxiety and can thus reduce related insomnia.

  • Some people have imbalances in their neurotransmitter systems. For example, people with GABA imbalances often have insomnia. By restoring balance to these systems, CBD can help fight insomnia.

  • Some people have insomnia because they struggle with conditions like PTSD, marked by flashbacks, anxiety, and paranoia. CBD has been shown to improve sleep in patients with PTSD.

  • Some people simply have insomnia for reasons like drinking coffee too late in the day. CBD can promote relaxation in almost all cases and make it easier to fall asleep.

Not only is CBD great for helping people identify and manage insomnia, but it doesn’t cause many side effects.

Sleeping pills – even over-the-counter ones – are notorious for their dangerous side effects. The most common side effects include extreme sedation, grogginess the day after, and a reduced quality of sleep. Ironic – they knock you out, but you feel even less rested the day after.

CBD doesn’t really cause any side effects. If anything, it will leave you feeling better than before you took it.

CBD has emerged as a fantastic alternative to a number of dangerous and addictive drugs. One thing that CBD has shown remarkable potential for is helping people manage their insomnia. Hopefully this article has helped you better understand how this compound works and why it’s so great for sleep.

smartwater Gets Even Smarter

November 2, 2018

smartwatersmartwater came to town with a few amazing activations to introduce it’s new products – smartwater antioxidant and smartwater alkaline

First, they partnered with the meditation group The Big Quiet and together launched a first-ever mass meditation tour of the U.S. Together, smartwater and The Big Quiet are working to support smarter ways to practice self-care, with mindfulness front and center. How amazing is that?!!!

I attended a lovely dinner to learn more about the new water and the story behind the brand in general. I left feeling inspired, connected to the brand in a way I could have never imagined, not to mention excited about how far wellness has come, that it trickled all the up to a brand as epic as smartwater.

Listening to the genius of Salehe Bembury and realizing we went the same highschool in NYC. I swear the grey pashmina was there for us because it was chilly outside and I know it doesn’t really go with my dress. Side note, I became so attached to it, I wore it home. 

Ok, let me fill you in.

Hydration + Innovation. Both are big in the market. And they are just getting bigger – the ways in which we can stay hydrated and healthy throughout the day is at the forefront of smartwater’s innovations.

These innovations: ionized for a 9+ pH (smartwater alkaline) or infused with antioxidant selenium (smartwater antioxidant).

Alkaline: A solution’s pH level expresses its acidity or alkalinity on a scale, with 7.0 being neutral. Values below 7.0 are considered acidic, and those above 7.0 are considered alkaline.

Antioxidants: Compounds present in some foods. When these compounds are absorbed by the body, they help to inactivate free radicals or prevent their formation.

So now, you have your smartwater, smartwater sparkling, smartwater alkaline or smartwater antioxidant… all with the same proposition as original smartwater, which is vapor distilled with added electrolytes for taste.

Soaking up the goddess that is Angela Manuel Davis 

Babbling at the divine dinner with Joe Holder, Ashley Guarassi amongst others.

 

WOMEN’S HEALTH AND THE ELEMENTS – RESERVE YOUR SPACE NOW!

October 23, 2018

Superfood Your Coffee with BARISTA BOOST

October 21, 2018

I was looking for a superfood for my coffee the other day. Sure, I have ten bottles of Sun Potion goodies that all cost a fortune ( seriously, I think I spent $300 in one check out last year) and honestly they don’t taste great. At all. I wanted something with healthy fats and collagen and all the good stuff.

Enter Barista Boost

It soooo good. First off, I send everything first to my trainer and ‘brain fixer’ keto – Intermittent fasting maniac friend Arthur, for approval. He asked me to text him a photo of the back – alas – APPROVED! He said “it’s excellent, I want to try it!” – Phew.

I have not missed one day adding it to my coffee. And here is why below…OH, and it’s available on Amazon!

  • MADE WITH ORGANIC, NON-GMO INGREDIENTS – Every jar of Coffee Booster coffee creamer is handmade in small batches with high-quality non-GMO ingredients. This high-calorie creamer is made with organic grass-fed ghee, all-natural coconut oil, and raw cacao powder.

 

  • EXCEPTIONAL TASTE – The key behind Coffee Booster’s smooth, delicious taste is all natural ingredients with no emulsifiers. Other products like soy lecithin, omega power creamer, and keto creamer use odd tasting emulsifiers to solidify their creamers. This GMO-free creamer tastes great with any style of coffee and is full of flavor. 

 

  • CONTAINS HEALTHY FATS & MINIMAL CARBS – This calorie supplementing creamer is high in fat and contains few carbs. Just one scoop of this coconut oil and ghee based coffee butter is enough to supplement a meal’s worth of calories as well as provide healthy fats. Coffee Booster helps you feel bulletproof by increasing your energy, helping your brain maintain focus through the day, and reducing your hunger cravings.

  • PERFECT FOR YOUR DIET & LIFESTYLE – This high-fat organic coffee creamer is diet friendly and works with anyone on the Paleo Diet or the Ketogenic Diet. This flavorful creamer is also very popular with fans of crossfit, gamers, and anyone who wants sustained energy from their coffee.

 

  • SIMPLE TO USE & EASY TO STORE – This fatty creamer can quickly be dissolved into coffee or tea and can easily be combined with a mixer to make a rich blend. Coffee Booster can be stored anywhere since no refrigeration is necessary. Avoid keeping the product in direct sunlight or in environments with temperatures exceeding 85 degrees Fahrenheit. Coffee Booster jars are available in singles and in three-pack bundles.

 

Let The Gift Guides Begin – The Kid’s Section – Who Needs Birds? The New Electric Razor

October 20, 2018

 

Power A2 Electric Scooter – Red $199.00

  • AGES8 AND UP
  • MAX WEIGHT143 LBS (I EVEN GET ON IT!!!)
  • MAX SPEED10 MPH
  • BATTERY LIFEUP TO 40 MINS
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PACKED WITH INNOVATION

The Razor Power A2 electric scooter is your classic kick scooter that provides its own kick. Packed with innovation from its lithium-ion battery and push-button throttle control to its kick-to-start in-hub electric motor, the Power A2 is ushering in a new age of performance in an ultra-modern, compact and easily foldable update of the classic A scooter.

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THUMB-ACTIVATED

The push-button throttle control provides an intuitive, instant connection to the high-torque, 22-volt lithium-ion powered motor for quick acceleration and smooth cruising.

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REIMAGED

Reimagined with a powerful lithium-ion powered electric hub motor, the modernized and motorized Power A2packs a punch, delivering a quiet, rattle-free ride at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h) for up to 40 minutes of continuous ride time.

SPECIFICATIONS

  • Motor: Kick-to-start, high-torque
  • Throttle: Push-button
  • Brake: Integrated, rear-fender
  • Downtube: Patent-pending, anti-rattle, folding mechanism
  • Rear Tire: Airless, rubber
  • Battery: 22V lithium-ion pack, rechargeable
  • View full specifications here

FEATURES

  • The easy to ride Razor Power Aelectric scooter features a kick-to-start, high-torque, hub motor, providing lithium-ion powered electric scooter action at speeds up to 10 mph (16 km/h) for up to 40 minutes of continuous use.
  • Compact and lightweight, the Power A2 features our patent-pending, anti-rattle folding mechanism that makes it a breeze to fold up and carry with you when you’re on-the-go or safely store when you reach your destination.
  • The in-hub electric motor is virtually maintenance free, with no alignment issues, chains or belts that can put your ride on the sidelines.
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REINVENTING THE RIDE

Whether it’s to the bus stop, heading to campus, or a quick trip around the neighborhood, the Power A2 is reinventing the ride again as a new opportunity for fun and excitement.