CBD in Hollywood

CBD in Hollywood

It is no secret; CBD is growing in popularity among the masses.

Many people are jumping feet first into this wellness trend. In a world where influence comes from many different angles, we can see the effects of this trend heavily in the mainstream, namely celebrities. Until recent years, CBD in Hollywood has always been taboo. Now, perspectives are changing and people are speaking out in favor of this cannabinoid.

Sparking our interest in the search for celebrities who utilize CBD and its health-giving effects was Olivia Newton-John. She has spoken out about the legalization of cannabis, claiming that it has significantly aided in her fight against metastatic breast cancer. This marks the third time the illness has surfaced for this star, most well known for her part in the 1978 musical Grease. Newton-John claims that her tumors have shrunk or failed to grow, in direct relation to her use of medicinal cannabis.
There are many health claims related to the use of CBD and Olivia Newton-John is not the only celebrity to jump on board the cannabinoid train. Popular influencers like Martha Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow have themselves invested in companies that bring CBD to the forefront, seeking to institutionalize cannabis in the mainstream wellness world.

Other stars have spoken out about how cannabis use has changed their day-to-day lives, endorsing products and even collaborating with companies to create their own CBD lines. Anxiety and stress seem to be common themes associated with the reasons why celebrities are flocking towards cannabis. Leighton Meester, Jennifer Aniston, and Kim Kardashian are among those who claim that CBD has altered their lives in some way.

Celebrities Using Their Platform For Good.

While important lifestyle choices and medical decisions should always be discussed with your doctor, it is impossible to ignore that so many people in our current social sphere take influence from those they see on social media and in the news. It is heartening to see celebrities and influencers openly talking about health and the positive influence of CBD. This is markedly significant since those who draw their life inspiration from public figures will likely explore products that stars are endorsing. CBD in Hollywood is an exciting prospect simply because the masses pay attention to concepts their favorite stars speak about.

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What does this mean for the CBD industry?

We can expect to see a lot more celebrities investing their time or resources in CBD, potentially towards research. We will continue to see a rise of open endorsement as CBD becomes less taboo. Actor Seth Rogan has even founded a non-profit in order to raise awareness and healing for Alzheimer’s, expressing interest in the use of CBD in the disease’s treatment. The Michael J. Fox Foundation also has shown support for access to CBD for use in treatment of Parkinson’s disease. This foundation has appeared in the political sphere when they were beseeching congress to pass cannabis related research bills.

Not only is CBD in Hollywood showing up through personal testimony, celebrities are putting their dollar towards supporting this cannabinoid.

A promising future is on the horizon for the CBD industry.

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The Roller Coaster History of Hemp

The Roller Coaster History of Hemp

Hemp History

The hemp plant has had a confusing background in relation to world policy. As a follow-up to our recent post explaining CBD’s history, understanding the turbulent history of hemp itself will help further flesh out why CBD is where it is today.

Cultivation of the hemp plant has been an integral facet of society, earliest findings tracing back to 150 BC. Originally acknowledged for its impressive strength, hemp was used for clothing, rope, textiles. As technology has advanced, this plant now has the ability to be used in food-grade products, biofuel, insulation- the possibilities truly are endless. Sadly, its usage is not widespread.

First, some definitions.

Distinctions between hemp and marijuana are vital in understanding what hemp is. Until the 2018 Farm Bill was passed, these two plants under U.S. policy, were virtually the same. However, this bill finally differentiated hemp versus marijuana, which was a big win for the CBD community. Hemp is defined as any cannabis plant that has under 0.3% THC, whereas marijuana will test higher than 0.3% THC.

Both are cannabis plants, but with vastly different properties. Hemp is always from the Sativa family, whereas marijuana can be from either Sativa or Indica.

The term ‘industrial hemp’ is a common phrase describing hemp cultivation on a large-scale. The stalk of the hemp plant is fierce and sturdy, making it a great material for the make-up of industrial products.

Physically

Green in color, the leaves of the Sativa cannabis plant are long and skinny. The Sativa plant grows the tallest in the family, reaching heights up to twenty feet. The Sativa plant also has the longest flowering time, taking upwards of three months until ready to harvest.

Originating in Central Asia, hemp was used for fiber as early as 2800 BCE. Making its way around the globe, hemp moved to Europe, then to South America in the 1500s, finally ending up in North America during the 1600s.

hemp rope

Historical Usage

The Chinese appear to be the first group to recognize hemp’s capacity to be used in paper making. Buddhist texts from the second and third century are the written on papers made primarily from hemp.

Historically the most common utilization of hemp was for cordage- things like rope, twine, string- because of the plants durability. Dating back to 8,000, the hemp plant was likely the earliest to be cultivated for textile fiber.

Hemp was also commonly used as medicine and in ceremonies. Groups would use the leaves, seeds and roots of this plant as special healing remedies.

During the early twentieth century, hemp farming was imperative to the economic growth of the world. Hemp was used in countless manners, such as clothing, sustenance, equipment for ships- the world depended on the resilience of hemp.

A Turn for the Worse…

Despite the widespread hemp usage and its intricate part in society, hemp started to get a bad reputation because of its relation to marijuana, hemp’s sister plant. Marijuana contains the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is famous for inducing a euphoric feeling. Despite hemp containing little to no THC, as soon as marijuana was criminalized hemp was lumped in the same package.

The Marijuana Tax Act was passed in 1937, which made any cultivation of the cannabis plant illegal. Hemp went from mainstream society to hidden in underground markets, starting the turbulent history of hemp.

Government rhetoric surrounded the illegality of this plant, insisting even industrial hemp farming was dangerous. The connection to marijuana was far too close, therefore hemp and marijuana were clumped in the same schedule of drug as substances like heroin and bath salts.

This idea persisted for the next sixty years, practically eliminating hemp based products from the public marketplace and allowing industries like lumber and cotton to thrive.

A Turn for the Better…

A breakthrough in the industrial hemp community came in 1998 when Canada permitted 257 farmers to grow hemp legally, effectively legalizing hemp production across the country. Laws started to be introduced state-by-state within the United States, and by 1999, a grand total of nine states had passed legislation regarding the large-scale production of hemp.

An overarching victory for the hemp community came when the 2014 Farm Bill was passed.  This bill allowed for hemp cultivation under a government approved pilot program through specified research organizations as well as state departments of agriculture. Also included in this legislation was the blockage of the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and state law enforcement to interfere with the cultivation of the hemp, ensuring these pilot programs could not be invaded and destroyed.

Finally, the 2018 Farm Bill was written and signed, stating that there is a difference between marijuana and hemp, and hemp products would no longer be criminalized. Hopefully, this bill signed the end of the turbulent history of hemp.

Hemp Products Far Superior

Individual health benefits directly correlate to hempseed consumption. With a wide variety of nutrients, protein, essential fatty acids, hempseed and its oil are an excellent diet boost.

Growing hemp is the most sustainable option. Because hemp is a weed, it requires little water and attention, does not need a significant amount of space to grow, and is biodegradable.

With today’s technology, hemp can reach nearly any market. This product can be properly used in agriculture, automotive, food and beverage, skincare industries; the versatility of this plant creates a place in many markets. This could potentially edge out more devastating methods, such as horrifying statistics of deforestation by the logging industry.

Today…

Fortunately these benefits have been realized, and the hemp industry is booming in the United States. Law enforcement is still catching up to the understanding, which is where the confusion can sometimes lie. Still, hemp is on an upward trajectory.

But First, Skincare

But First, Skincare

Are you looking for the best way to take care of your skin? The latest excitement is CBD-infused skincare products, for a lengthy list of reasons. CBD is set to help with acne, wrinkles, and even chronic skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

Science, the most prestigious force in present-day society, deals in objective truths. It’s commonly said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. But whether the beholder’s theory is a commodity of one’s genes or one’s environment has long been a mystery for scientists. Although research insinuates that a choice for particular physical traits may be encoded in our genes, a study finds it’s our own life experiences that drive us to find one face more attractive than another.

In the aesthetic world, well-known skin conditions such as acne, eczema, dermatitis, itching, psoriasis, hives, and warts can cause complex emotions, such as embarrassment. How you look and how you feel are closely correlated. Whether we feel good in our skin, or awkward in it, will largely depend on how our skin looks.

We already know that cannabis can support our sleep, appetite, and many other areas of our lives. But as more and more new research is conducted on this extraordinary plant and its effects, we’re discovering innovative uses for cannabis. One of the most promising fields is beauty and skincare.

How CBD Interacts With Your Skin

CBD-Infused Skincare Products

Our skin possesses an endocannabinoid system, which helps to manage the generation of many different hormones and proteins. CBD infusions are consumed through the epidermis layers of the skin to mix with cannabinoid receptors found on the skin surface and stimulate our body’s natural endocannabinoid system, helping control cell growth and regeneration.

With the skin being the most extensive organ of the human body, it’s unsurprising that what we place on our skin doesn’t only affect the skin, but it can have significant effects on our general wellbeing.

There are several reasons for choosing CBD-infused skincare products, including creams and cosmetics. Some prefer to combine them with their current CBD use, such as CBD oils. For others, who would instead not ingest CBD, topical application is an excellent way of administration.

Most users will find that applying CBD topically is a more natural alternative to target specific problem areas, and thanks to CBD’s natural origins is a much safer option as opposed to products that can carry a wide variety of harmful substances. It is evident that the topical administration of CBD is a safe, effective and non-invasive alternative to enhance the state of life of those with skin disorders, especially with inflammatory backgrounds.

CBD and Skin Disorders

Recent studies show that cannabinoid products have the potential to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne and dermatitis. However, one of the main reasons why CBD-infused skincare products have become so fashionable is due to their organic nature. CBD cosmetics provide a natural alternative to the products that hold standard harsh components. When grown and sourced from sources that value purity, CBD is one of the most natural and pure ingredients that can be incorporated into cosmetics and one’s beauty routine.

Studies also have shown that CBD may have anti-aging properties, and a study in 2014 found that it may decrease sebum production on our skin, which is commonly known as the reason we suffer from clogged pores or acne.

Many positive effects have been noticed in those looking to reduce discomfort and inflammation, whereby emerging research about CBD skincare shows that it could benefit those who struggle with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.

CBD skincare is also growing a successful solution for acne. Products infused with CBD have anti-inflammatory qualities, and inflammation is one of the results of acne. Several studies prove that CBD has anti-inflammatory qualities, including in skin cells. Cannabinoids can decrease inflammation throughout the body, including the skin.

Choosing the Right Product For You

Just as anything linked to skincare and beauty products, choosing the right CBD skincare product primarily comes down to individual preference. If you are searching for an ethical and natural form of topical CBD to use for the body, then a balm or salve may be more advantageous. Whereas a lotion or cream may be adequately suited for facial use as these tend to be more lightweight and settle into the skin smoother. Many users creatively invent their own DIY CBD skincare solutions by using several drops of CBD Oil as a serum or mixing it in their favorite moisturizers.

It is important to note, that if you’ve never tried a CBD product, particularly when it comes to sensitive skin care, be sure to test a small amount before administering on larger areas of the skin. This way, you can monitor your skin’s reaction.

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Reasons to make running your New Year’s resolution and how CBD can support your fitness regime

Reasons to make running your New Year’s resolution and how CBD can support your fitness regime

For 2020, many of us have made a New Year’s resolution to embrace healthier habits concerning our wellbeing. A survey conducted by Ipsos for Urban Plates found that more than half of those participating said that their goals are relating to eating healthier (51%) and being more active (50%) [1].

Running is seemingly one of the most popular sports worldwide, and it is practiced for recreational, health, and competitive purposes. Whether you’re starting from the couch or planning to conquer your first marathon, there is extensive information accessible surrounding the benefits of an active lifestyle and how running or jogging can improve your lifestyle and overall wellbeing.

If you’re serious about running, you will no doubt be searching for ways to boost your performance and strength by way of introducing a healthy diet, and suitable supplements.  Just like with any other athletic pursuit, the supplement market is packed with products that are geared towards runners.

CBD (cannabidiol) is an excellent natural supplement to boost your sports performance. It can benefit you in many ways from supporting your muscles to heal and recover faster to helping you sleep better. CBD is a natural chemical found in cannabis plants; however, it will not get you high. The high that is commonly linked with marijuana comes from a different chemical in the cannabis plant: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The World Health Organization identifies that CBD is non-toxic, non-addicting, and generally safe [2]. While many athletes are still weary around CBD, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has removed CBD from it’s banned substance list, making it an effective and safe aid for athletes of any proficiency. However, it is essential to note that only CBD has been excluded from the forbidden list. The psychoactive part of marijuana, THC, is still banned in competition, as are synthetic cannabinoids [3].

In this post, we will explore the scientific research behind CBD and highlight the three main reasons why you should consider the use of CBD as your natural supplement in sports recovery aid.

Can CBD help sports induced inflammation?

 The muscle tenderness and joint discomfort you experience after running are symptoms of post-workout tissue inflammation. The inflammation is a shielding reaction produced by your body in response to an injury. When you are running, jogging, or participating in any other form of rigorous exercise, you are creating small tears in your muscles. Your body, in turn, automatically activates an inflammatory cataract that alerts your cells to heal the imminent damage. This type of inflammation is generally not a pressing problem as the body is designed to repair this following a workout. The healing is what allows the fibers in your muscles to become bigger and stronger. While muscular inflammation is inevitable when working out; it sadly is a double-edged sword. Too much inflammation can convert a predicament that usually results from too many tough workouts with not quite enough attention on recovery, such as proper nutrition, adequate sleep. This can sequentially negatively impact your performance, and you might be looking to consider medication.

A variety of anti-inflammatory medications are available to help curb inflammation in the body. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are one of the most regularly prescribed types of medication for pain and inflammation. Although in many cases, NSAIDs are a necessary choice, various studies show evidence that they often have undesired side effects such as gastrointestinal and cardiovascular issues, therefore collectively causing more harm than good [4].

CBD serves as nature’s perfect alternative with its anti-inflammatory features, and lack of psychogenic effects. The extensive research of its anti-inflammatory properties is continuing; however, the existing findings are evident and it is indisputable that CBD carries equivalent properties as the NSAIDs , less the negative impacts delivered by the use of NSAIDs, resulting in CBD showing as much safer option [5].

Can CBD reduce chronic pain for runners?

 Running, or any other exercise is likely the last thing on your mind if you are suffering from chronic pain. Not all pain is inflammatory pain caused by a temporary injury or an intense training regime. Chronic pain is that which endures for long periods and isn’t anticipated to ease or disappear on its own.  There are several types of chronic pain ranging from rheumatoid arthritis to nerve pain, such as sciatica. Chronic pain can feel defeating, especially for athletes and runners. Pain science shows several significant points about chronic pain. Most prominent is that pain seldom equals harm or damage. Seemingly, you can be hurt and robust simultaneously, or have an injury without pain – this can be compared to situations when you find a bruise but have no memory of how it got there. The Institute of Chronic Pain explains that you feel pain when the accumulation of stress exceeds your brain’s perceived ability to cope. This is a condition called central sensitization [6].

In the case of chronic pain, even with an army of drugs, the struggle to get rid of pain can become a long string of losing battles, and hope can get persistently dashed. This is where many turn to natural remedies and nature’s healing.

The use of Cannabis for pain management is traced back to ancient Chinese texts, dating as far as 1900 B.C. The historical texts contain records of Cannabis as medication, promoting it for rheumatic pain, amongst other symptoms. The Chinese merely used cannabis seeds that hold very moderate levels of THC; one of the main compounds in Cannabis believed to have remedial effects. It was not till the beginning of the 19th century that Cannabis began to be explored in Western medicine. Since the 1960s, both recreational cannabis applications and medicinal cannabis use have risen rapidly in the United States. Recently, studies into Cannabis have expanded, and the use of Cannabis for pain has become one of the most widely studied topics [7].

The management of chronic pain is, without a doubt, a complex challenge worldwide. While regrettably CBD is still not the first remedy reached out for when one is in pain, the various recent studies with healthy adults show indisputable evidence to support the understanding that CBD can help with pain management among individuals with chronic pain [8].

Can CBD speed up recovery after running?

 Athletes often stretch themselves beyond the point of healthful living. The pressure to produce results can create circumstances leading to deficits in well-being. Overtraining, daily worries, and too little rest can contribute to delayed recovery times and a drop in your sports performance.

Relaxation and adequate sleep are known to be the best remedies for runners to speed up recovery. Sports scientists have come to recognize that if athletes are anxious, their physical recovery and adaptation to discipline can be impaired. Similarly, sleep deprivation has been shown to cause slower reaction times, heightened pain sensitivity, immune system destruction, and weakened concentration.

Recent studies have determined that CBD may help to decrease anxiety and relieve insomnia that often comes hand in hand with anxiety [9]. CBD is commonly used to address stress, and for patients who suffer throughout the misery of insomnia, and research suggests that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.

CBD is inevitably a multifaceted supplement that’s becoming well established by research with more evidence emerging that shows real benefits for pain, relaxation, recovery, and much more.

You have many choices when choosing CBD products. To target joints and achy muscles, we recommend salves and creams. Or when inflammation is more sweeping through the body, why not try capsules or tinctures.

For more information and to try out our range of CBD oil, creams, supplements, gummies or to see how CBD can help boost your athletic performance, head over to our store.

References:

[1]https://www.ipsos.com/en-us/news-polls/urban-plates-ipsos-NY-Resolutions

[2]https://www.who.int/medicines/access/controlled-substances/CannabidiolCriticalReview.pdf

[3] https://www.wada-ama.org/en/questions-answers/cannabinoid

[4] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1855338/

[5] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2828614/

[6] http://www.instituteforchronicpain.org/understanding-chronic-pain/what-is-chronic-pain/central-sensitization

[7] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5549367/

[8] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17157290

[9] https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4604171/