Category Archives: WELLNESS

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

VERITAS Farm to Table Cannabinoids Veritas Farms, A new cannabinoid-rich full spectrum hemp oil beauty and wellness brand

October 16, 2018

FULL-SPECTRUM
HEMP OIL PRODUCTS FOR HUMANS & ANIMALS
FRESH FROM FARM

[ver-i-tás] noun Latin Truth

Our studio is filled with so many incredible CBD brands – they are simply exploding the wellness market. Over the next few months we will be sharing our top picks with you. Veritas Farms is on our radar. Below we shared their breakdown of top products with you.

Here is why we love it:  Veritas Farms uses sustainable farming methods that utilize high-altitude virgin land and pure Rocky Mountain water, with focused attention to detail, strict processing protocols, ensure products are of the highest quality and purity.  All products contain .03% or less of THC.

 

Veritas Farms, the only all natural, farm to table, full spectrum hemp oil brand, has launched its new product line of hemp oil and extract products for both humans, pets and horses.

Phytocannabinoid-rich products have proven to help decrease stress, anxiety and age-related issues and increase mobility and overall wellness. Unique to the market, Veritas Farms’ line is grown, harvested and produced at the company’s 140-acres from in the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Pueblo, Colorado. The products are organic and vegan and include lotions, tinctures, salves, lip balms, gummies, oils, soaps, capsules, massage oils, vapes for humans in variety of sizes and flavors. For animals, the company has introduced their dog and cat tinctures and hemp horse crumble, which have the same benefits.

The Veritas Farms Difference
• All-natural farm, on-site lab and manufacturing facility
means all products are 100% made on our farm.
• No pesticides, fungicides, herbicides, or unnatural
fertilizers.
• Full spectrum & THC Free phytocannabinoid wellness
products.
• Organic ingredients.
• Gentle and natural ethanol extraction.
• Pharmacist formulated.
• Third-party tested to ensure potency and purity.
• Shipped to you right from the farm!

Lotions – Made with premium organic moisturizer, Veritas Farms’ full spectrum hemp oil and organic essential oils for scents are made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves. Beneficial for anti-aging, dry skin, chronic skin conditions, pain relief, joint and muscle stiffness, inflammation, mood imbalance, and more.

Natural, Citrus, Minted Lavender, Fruity Pachouli

SalvesPharmacist formulated salves contain natural full spectrum hemp oil, organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, and organic essential oils and are made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves. Beneficial for a variety of ailments, including pain, muscle spasms, joint and muscle conditions, inflammation, and more.

Natural, Camphor, Lavender Eucalyptus

Tinctures –The pharmacist formulated tinctures contain phytocannabinoid-rich, first cut whole plant hemp oil, MCT oil, and essential oils for flavoring. Beneficial for pain relief, mental focus, insomnia, stress relief, nausea, mood imbalance, and more.

Natural, Peppermint, Citrus, Strawberry, Watermelon, Salted Caramel

Gummies Made with organic ingredients, isolates and Melatonin and shaped as red berries and hearts. Beneficial for mental focus, pain management, better sleep, stress relief and more.

Capsules – Pharmacist formulated capsules contain first cut, whole plant hemp oil and MCT oil made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves. Capsules are vegan, non-GMO, gluten-free, kosher, and contain no artificial ingredients.

Beneficial for a variety of ailments, including pain, insomnia, muscle spasms, nausea, mood imbalance, and more.

Lip BalmsMade all-natural, full spectrum hemp oil and all organic soybean oil, bees wax, sun flower oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, and aloe vera gel. Beneficial for dry and chapped lips.

Orange Crème / French Vanilla

SoapsA delicious blend of organic, full spectrum hemp oil, coconut oil, safflower oil, shea butter, and other natural ingredients that leave the skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Each soap is made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves and is beneficial for maintaining a youthful appearance, anti-aging, inflammation, fighting acne and moisturizing.

Orange Crème / French Vanilla

Massage Oil – A perfect combination of Veritas Farms’ all-natural, full spectrum hemp oil combined with organic golden jojoba oil. Beneficial for anti-aging, inflammation, fighting acne and moisturizing.

Dog & Cat Tinctures contain full spectrum hemp oil, MCT oil, and either bacon or tuna flavoring and are made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves.

Hemp Horse Crumble contains 800mg of CBD per gram, along with all the other beneficial cannabinoids found in their full spectrum hemp oil.

Veritas Farms uses sustainable farming methods that utilize high-altitude virgin land and pure Rocky Mountain water, with focused attention to detail, strict processing protocols, ensure products are of the highest quality and purity.  All products contain .03% or less of THC.

Veritas Farms’ wellness and beauty line is available through select retailers and healthcare providers and on the company’s new e-commerce website at www.theveritasfarms.com.

About SanSal Wellness Holdings, Inc.

The parent company of Veritas Farms, SanSal Wellness Holdings, Inc. (OTC Pink: SSWH) is a publicly traded company focused on producing superior quality, whole-plant, broad spectrum phytocannabinoid-rich hemp oils and extracts.  SanSal Wellness currently operates a 140-acre farm and production facilities in Pueblo, Colorado, and is registered with the Colorado Department of Agriculture to grow industrial hemp.  www.sansalfarms.com

Tinctures

One of the most popular ways to take cannabinoids, this sub-lingual
oil contains full-spectrum or our THC free hemp oil. They are made
using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves.
Veritas | Farms tinctures are made using a blend of cannabinoids,
MCT oil, and organic and natural essential oil flavorings.
Contains 0.3% or less THC 30 Capsules
Contains 0.3% or less THC

Capsules
Veritas | Farms capsules contain either our full spectrum or THC free
hemp oil. They are made using advanced extraction techniques
from both flower and leaves. The capsule oil is blended with MCT oil.
Capsules are kosher, non-GMO, and vegan, and contain no artificial
ingredients.
Natural Peppermint Citrus
Strawberry Watermelon Salted Caramel

Gummies
Our favorite edible! These gummies are made with organic
ingredients and CBD isolate. Your favorite red berries shaped as
hearts and mixed together. THESE ARE MY TOTAL FAVE
Flavors
Peppermint | Salted Caramel | Mint Chocolate | Vanilla Coffee
Terpenes Skittle | Sour D | OG Gorilla | Tangie

Lotions
Our lotions are made with premium organic moisturizer, our full
spectrum hemp oil and organic essential oils for scents. They are
made using advanced extraction techniques from both flower
and leaves. Used for various ailments such as pain relief, dry skin,
joint/muscle stiffness, inflammation, chronic skin conditions, mood
imbalance, and more.
Fruity
Pachouli
Natural Citrus Minted
Lavender

Salve
Salves are great for those painfully tough spots! They contain our
full spectrum hemp oil, organic beeswax, organic coconut oil, and
organic essential oils. They are made using advanced extraction
techniques from both flower and leaves. Used for various ailments
such as pain relief, muscle spasms, joint and muscle conditions,
inflammation, and more.
4oz bottle

Massage Oil
Our Shea Butter Body Soap is a delicious blend of our full spectrum oil,
coconut oil, safflower oil, shea butter, and other natural ingredients
to leave your skin feeling fresh and rejuvenated! They are made
using advanced extraction techniques from both flower and leaves.
Our massage oil is our newest product to our collection! A perfect
combination of our full spectrum hemp oil combined with organic
golden jojoba oil. Try it on yourself or on a friend!
Contains 0.3% or less THC 4 oz Bottle
Contains 0.3% or less THC

Shea Butter Body Soap
Orange Créme French Vanilla

Pet Tinctures Horse Crumble
Your horses need their cannabinoids too! That’s why we created
our Veritas | Farms horse crumble. A favorite amongst equines, this
crumble contains 800mg of CBD per gram along with all our other
Don’t forget your 4-legged friends! Our pet tinctures contain our full beneficial cannabinoids found in our full spectrum hemp oil.
spectrum or THC free hemp oil, MCT oil, and either bacon or tuna
flavoring! They are made using advanced extraction techniques
from both flower and leaves.

ROYAL GHEE by FLORA Ex MACHINA Raw Honey | Ghee | Greens | Adaptogenic Herbs 

August 16, 2018

 CRUSHING on this ROYAL GHEE OMG!!

obsessed and addicted. i made ice-cream last night with bananas, almond butter, a ton of powders and my Royal Ghee and it was better than any fancy ‘real’ ice cream i’ve had. and my kids LOVE IT!  we are using it on everything!  created by holistic nutritionist Alle Weil,
this is more than a product – Royal Ghee is heart, soul, passion and science.

 WHAT:

Raw Honey | Ghee | Greens | Adaptogenic Herbs 

A whipped spread made from the most nutritive ingredients on earth.

Inspired by the traditional nutritive Ayurvedic spread, Chyawanprash – we’ve taken the same principles, and Westernized and modernized the overall vibe and ingredients into a whipped honey butter with benefits.

Sourced from the finest organic ingredients including grass-fed, pastured and traditionally made ghee, raw California wildflower honey, and a blend of medicinal and alkalizing greens, adaptogenic herbs, grounding roots, and immunity-boosting mushrooms, Royal Ghee provides a daily boost of nutrition and energy with the flavor of a decadent treat.

Royal Ghee is a thick and creamy, whipped spread that can be consumed daily as a nutritive boost by the spoonful, added to smoothies, “bulletproof” tea and coffee, spread onto toast, and slathered as icing…the possibilities are endless.

Ingredients:

A proprietary blend of grass-fed and pastured ghee, raw California wildflower honey,  Tocotrienols derived from organically grown brown rice. (It is a super concentrated source of bioavailable vitamins E and D, with a high antioxidant count.)

Greens and Algae: Moringa, cracked cell-wall chlorella, nettles, barley grass, wheat grass, spirulina, spinach, alfalfa, dandelion leaf, kelp, dulse

Roots, Berries and Fruit: whole schizandra concentrate, beet root, lemon and orange peel

Mushrooms: reishi extract, maitake extract, shiitake extract, chaga extract, turkey tail extract, beta-d-glucans, reishi triterpenoids…and a touch of pink himalayan salt.

And the blog is filled with recipes! Run and grab a bottle or two or ten.