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CBD Scams & Signs of a CBD Scam Company

September 28th, 2020 by David Kranker

Online CBD Scams

If you’re reading this blog, you’re likely interested in CBD, and want to take advantage of the potential health and wellness benefits. Whether you want to use CBD to alleviate anxiety, reduce pain and inflammation, or for any other reason, you might be wondering how exactly to pick a safe, high quality CBD product. It often seems like CBD is everywhere, from your local pharmacy and gas station to big box stores or online retailers. Brandy(Green Wellness Life Founder & Owner) even saw it in a local thrift store this week.

In 2018, the Farm Bill legalized the growth and sale of hemp in the United States. This led to an explosion in the number of CBD products on the market, as companies could now buy hemp and use it to make CBD. However, while the production of hemp is tightly regulated, the manufacture and sale of CBD is definitely not.

For consumers, this raises an important question: how can you avoid a CBD scam? If the market is unregulated, then how can you know that what you are getting is actually CBD — or if there is even any CBD in the product? Below, we outline what you need to know about CBD, and how you can avoid a CBD scam.

What Is a CBD Scam?

There are a number of ways that a company might engage in a CBD scam. The most obvious way is to sell a product that contains less than the amount of promised CBD, or perhaps no CBD at all. In other words, you’re paying good money for something that won’t help you.

Along the same lines, you may be purchasing a product that wasn’t tested for harmful chemicals or impurities. Hemp is very porous. If it is grown in contaminated soil, you can end up with a contaminated CBD product. Because the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) does not regulate CBD, you can’t rely on the government to make sure that what you are getting is safe or that you are getting what you paid for in a CBD product.

There are a number of other types of CBD scams, used by companies that are hoping to cash in on the CBD boom — at your expense. There are five scams in particular that you should watch out for when shopping for CBD.

Scam #1: “Free” CBD

Free Trial Of CBD

Be wary of companies that promise you a free bottle of CBD if you just pay the shipping costs. This sounds like a great deal, but is almost always a scam. The way it works is simple: you put in your credit card to pay for shipping. When you check out, you might not notice that you are agreeing to pay a certain amount each month (such as $90) for a CBD “subscription.”

It then becomes incredibly difficult to cancel your subscription, so you are suddenly on the hook for hundreds of dollars worth of CBD that you never wanted. In many cases, the CBD that these companies send you, is of incredibly poor quality. You are then stuck trying to figure out how to get out of this scam.

Typically, the companies make it hard to even find contact information for them, let alone to actually get in contact with them. You may then need to file a “fraud chargeback” through your credit card company or seek help with a consumer protection unit at your state attorney general’s office.

Are subscriptions always scams? Heck no. I get my cleaning supplies and my vitamins on a monthly subscription. In both cases, though, they were very clear about the subscription terms and they are both reputable companies. They also notify me a week before my order ships every month so I can change or cancel as needed. It’s a company that shocks you with reorders and then aren’t available by phone that you need to be concerned with.

Scam #2: Claims that Are Just Too Good to Be True

CBD For Heart Disease Scam

We know that CBD has a lot of potential to help with a variety of mental and physical ailments, from anxiety to seizures. Yet the research on CBD is still in its preliminary stages. While scientists believe that CBD can benefit humans (and animals!) in a variety of ways, more research is needed to figure out exactly how it works, and how it can help us.

Some companies take advantage of promising research on CBD to make claims that are completely false, or misleading at best. These claims may be related to the quality, potency, or benefits of their products. These tactics can be considered a scam because these companies are essentially lying or exaggerating to get you to buy their product.

CBD With No Side Effects

For example, a company may claim that its CBD oil has a 100% absorption rate — something that simply isn’t possible for any CBD oil. They may also claim that their CBD can cure specific conditions, such as cancer, when the science doesn’t back it up. In some cases, they may claim that their product contains a certain amount of CBD — which likely isn’t possible because the cost of the product is too low. Just like your mom told you, if something looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Scam #3: Multi-Level Marketing CBD Companies

Multi-Level Marketing CBD Scam

Multi-level marketing (MLM) companies have a long history in the United States. In some cases, they’re great. Nearly every kitchen gadget I own was purchased through a MLM. The salespeople don’t always make money from selling products, but sometimes from getting others to become salespeople. The people who sign up to work for MLM companies may even lose money, often after being forced to buy hundreds or thousands of dollars in product or to pay for expensive training.

MLM CBD companies can scam both salespeople and consumers alike. The products sold by these businesses may not be of high quality. Many of these companies are typically not focused on making and selling the best CBD products. Instead, they are looking for ways to get more “ambassadors” on board. These individuals then buy up the stock, which fuels the company’s bottom line. If these salespeople do sell CBD, it is usually to their loved ones, who may not be as discerning as they would be if they were buying from a stranger.

For the people who are brought in as sales representatives or ambassadors, selling MLM CBD can be a financial disaster. They may be required to buy a certain amount of product each month. In many cases, the company won’t buy it back when they cannot sell it. We don’t mean to insinuate that all MLMs are scams – they aren’t. Just be sure that the company you’re working with is both knowledgeable and reputable.

Scam #4: Copycat Brands

While CBD is a relative newcomer on the national market, there are a number of brands that have operated for years in states where marijuana is legal. A copycat scam occurs when a company takes the name and branding of an established CBD company in order to trick people into buying products from their website instead. For example, they may set up a website that is a common misspelling of a popular brand. We’ve even had many sites steal the content on our site. We always know, because they’ll leave our links, videos or brand name up, which we can find.

In some cases, these copycat companies will simply take your credit card information and charge you for CBD that is never delivered. Other times, the company will deliver CBD, but it is incredibly poor quality — or it may not even be CBD at all.

Copycat CBD companies rely on the trust that has been built up by a reputable CBD company. When customers search for a particular brand, they may mistakenly click on the copycat’s website. They are then tricked into buying low quality CBD, or signing up for a CBD subscription. When they try to contact the company, they may find that there isn’t a phone number or an email — so getting a refund or cancelling a subscription becomes next to impossible.

Scam #5: CBD Products Listed On Large Marketplaces Like Amazon, Ebay, & Etsy

Hemp Seed Oil On Amazon

We’ve talked about this before with our post on why you can’t buy CBD oil on Amazon. Amazon and other major online marketplaces like Ebay have policies that ban selling CBD products on their platform. Even with these restrictions in place, retailers have found a way to list CBD products on the marketplaces under hemp oil instead of CBD oil.

To an unsuspecting consumer, CBD oil and hemp seed oil might appear to be the same thing. After all, CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant. However, when CBD oil is extracted from the hemp plant, it is extracted from the whole plant. Hemp seeds, while nutritious, contain insignificant amounts of CBD. Therefore, oil extracted from hemp seeds contains very little CBD. When every product is listed as a hemp oil product on Amazon, you may not be able to distinguish a product made with CBD oil from a product made with hemp seed oil.

There may be some honest products on these marketplaces, but many are scams. Buying CBD in these marketplaces is like taking a shot in the dark, because you don’t know who you’re buying from or what you’re buying. There are boatloads of copycats out there and it’s common for these products to contain no CBD at all and without any posted lab results, you’ll have no way of knowing if the products you’re purchasing are safe. Therefore, it’s best to avoid these marketplaces altogether for now.

Signs of a CBD Scam

So how can you tell if a CBD company is a scam? There are a few signs to look out for when you are shopping for CBD.

“Free trials” of CBD are a red flag. While reputable companies may offer free samples, they won’t offer a free bottle of CBD oil in exchange for shipping costs or subscriptions. If you are interested in trying CBD, opt for paying for a small bottle or package from a well-known company.

If a company doesn’t have contact information on its website — or if the contact information is hidden — it may be a sign that the company is running a CBD scam. A business that stands behind its products should make its contact information readily available. If you’re just not sure, give them a call or send over an email to see if you receive a response from a real human.

Certain marketing terms can be a sign of a CBD scam. This includes phrases such as:

  • Purest CBD: the word pure is also not regulated. There are specific terms that describe “pure” CBD, like CBD isolate.
  • No side effects: anything that you consume or use has the potential for side effects, including CBD. Products also affect people differently, so no one can guarantee that someone will not experience any side effects. While CBD generally has few side effects, that isn’t the same as “no” side effects.
  • CBD Can Cure X: outlandish claims, such as that CBD can cure heart disease, aren’t just misleading — they are also illegal.

Additionally, watch for anything odd or abnormal on the website itself. Perhaps the site has a different domain — like .net instead of .com — or an extra letter, dot, or dash. An unusual checkout process that is different from the standard may also be a red flag. For example, if you don’t have credit card payment method options are asked to instead send a check or pay in Bitcoin, it is likely a sign that the company is a scam.

Avoiding CBD Scams

The best way to avoid CBD scams is to understand how to buy safe, high quality CBD. There are several ways to identify this type of product.

First, only buy CBD that has been independently tested. These third party laboratory results should be available for you to review online so that you can review the CBD content and whether the product contains any other chemicals. If a website or company does not make these results available, avoid them at all costs.

Second, check out the price of the CBD per mg. CBD products typically cost between 0.5 and .20 cents per mg. The price typically increases for higher quality and certain types of items, such as edibles and patches. If a CBD product has a far lower price per mg than similar items elsewhere, it could be because the company is not selling high quality products.

Third, look for the source of the hemp used to make the CBD. You should only buy CBD that was made from industrial hemp grown in the United States or Europe. This will not only ensure the safety of the product, but that it has 0.3% THC (the psychoactive component of marijuana) or lower.

Fourth, check out the company itself. Does it have reviews available? Is its return policy on the website? Is its contact information readily available? If not, then you probably want to avoid this company.

Green Wellness Life: A Company You Can Trust

In the world of CBD, it can be hard to know which companies and brands are trustworthy. At Green Wellness Life, we only offer the highest quality CBD products, each of which has been tested by a third party laboratory for quality and purity. All of the products that we offer are made from hemp grown in the United States.

Our team is passionate about CBD, and we are here to help. We are available via phone at (888) 772-7875 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. EST, Monday to Friday. You can also contact us online at any time.

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CBD for Cramps

September 4th, 2020 by David Kranker

CBD For Cramps

As anyone who gets a period can tell you, periods aren’t fun. Physical symptoms of menstruation can include tender breasts, bloating, muscle aches and joint pain, headaches, acne, and cramping.

For 10% of people who menstruate, cramps can be particularly debilitating. They can be so bad that a person can’t get out of bed or go about their daily lives. The most common ways to treat these cramps include taking an anti-inflammatory medication, going on birth control, and using hot water bottles or heating pads to alleviate pain and inflammation.

However, there may be a better option. While additional research is needed, CBD may be helpful for reducing the pain, inflammation and other symptoms associated with menstrual cramps. Below, we outline the emerging science on the issue — and offer purchasing tips if you decide to try CBD.

What Causes Cramps?

Menstrual cramps — or dysmenorrhea — involve pain in the lower abdomen, typically occurring just before and during a menstrual period. The severity of these cramps can vary significantly, with some people in so much pain that they cannot continue their normal activities.

Symptoms of menstrual cramps may include:

  • A constant dull ache
  • Pain that radiates from the abdomen to the lower back and thighs
  • A throbbing or cramping pain in the lower abdomen
  • Pain that starts 1 to 3 days before a period, and subsides with 2 to 3 days
  • Nausea
  • Loose stools
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

These cramps may be caused by the normal process of menstruation, as the uterus contracts to help expel its lining. Prostaglandins trigger these contractions. This hormone-like substance is also linked to pain and inflammation, and may both promote and resolve inflammation to help the body achieve homeostasis, or balance. Higher levels of prostaglandins are associated with more severe cramps.

Beyond a typical menstrual cycle, cramps may be caused by conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, adenomyosis, pelvic inflammatory disease, and cervical stenosis. All of these conditions are associated with pain and inflammation in the abdomen and pelvic region.

Traditionally, menstrual cramps are treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, such as ibuprofen, Advil, and Aleve. A prescription nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) may also be used. Hormonal birth control can also help to alleviate the severity of cramps for some people.

Each of these treatment options carry significant side effects. NSAIDs are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, and may cause serious stomach and bowel issues, including ulcers and bleeding. Common side effects of these anti-inflammatory medications include heartburn, nausea, diarrhea and/or constipation, vomiting, stomach pain, and feeling bloated.

Hormonal birth control also carries an increased risk of heart attacks and strokes, along with blood clots, gallbladder disease, liver tumors, cancer of the reproductive organs, and elevated triglycerides and pancreatitis. People who take hormonal birth control may also experience weight gain, spotting, nausea or upset stomach, mood changes, breast tenderness, and melasma (darkening of the skin).

Can CBD Really Help with Cramps?

CBD (cannabidiol) is a type of naturally-occuring chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. These compounds are known as cannabinoids. Another well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the psychoactive component found in marijuana. Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a feeling of being high or stoned.

Research on how CBD affects the human body is still in its preliminary stages. However, scientists believe that CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for maintaining homeostasis in the body, and has been linked to a number of processes, including:

  • Digestion
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation
  • Mood
  • Sleep
  • Reproductive system function
  • Skin and nerve function
  • Learning and memory
  • Metabolism

Scientific studies have found that CBD may promote health and wellness by interacting with one or more of the three components of the ECS: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. This may include relieving pain and inflammation when the ECS is triggered by painful conditions such as menstrual cramps. A recent study found that CBD may help to alleviate chronic pain and reduce inflammation by affecting ECS receptor activity.

According to a 2018 review of research performed over a 43 year period, CBD is effective at relieving multiple types of pain, including pain associated with cancer, nerve damage, and fibromyalgia. Researchers concluded that CBD can help with pain management without the negative side effects associated with traditional treatments.

A 2016 study of rats with arthritis found that CBD gel applied topically helped to reduce both pain and inflammation in affected joints. Other studies involving rats found that CBD is effective in relieving pain at surgical incision sites and chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain.

CBD may also help people who experience other symptoms with their menstrual cramps. Studies have shown that CBD can reduce nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. For anyone whose digestive system is affected by menstrual cramps, CBD may be helpful.

While research on this issue is still developing, CBD may also inhibit the production of prostaglandins. The cyclooxygenase (COX) enzyme system is the major pathway for certain acids to be converted into prostaglandins. CBD may selectively inhibit COX-2 activity, which may affect prostaglandin production — and reduce menstrual cramping.

Thinking about CBD for Cramps? Here’s What to Look for in a CBD Product.

Since the production of hemp was legalized in the United States through the 2018 Farm Bill, the market for CBD has exploded. In many ways, this is a positive development, as it makes CBD more readily available to people throughout the country. Unfortunately, because CBD products are not regulated by the FDA, it can be hard to know what you are getting when you pick up a bottle of oil or edibles at your local pharmacy or big box store.

There are ways that you can make sure that you are buying a safe, effective product. First, when shopping for CBD, look for products that have been independently tested by third party laboratories. Most reputable CBD product manufacturers will post these results on their websites, so that you know exactly what you are buying.

Second, look for CBD products made from hemp grown in the United States or Europe. The growth and production of hemp is heavily regulated in the U.S., and must contain no more than 0.3% THC. If a CBD product is made from hemp that has been produced in China or another country, it is harder to ensure the quality of the product.

Third, review the ingredients list for the CBD product that you are considering. Many CBD products contain additives, such as oils and flavorings. The quality of those additives is critical to the overall quality (and shelf life) of the CBD product.

If you have questions about a product, how it was made, or what it contains, reach out to the store for help. A representative should be able to assist you and answer any questions about a particular product. If they can’t or won’t work with you, then you may want to shop at another retailer.

Recommended CBD Products For Cramps

If this is your first exposure to CBD, you may not know where to start or which products would be best suited to help with cramps. We’ve put together recommendations below based on both our own experiences and customer testimonials.

Hemplucid Water Soluble CBD Tincture

Hemplucid Water Soluble CBD TinctureHemplucid’s CBD water soluble tincture is known for their rapid onset and potency. In a water soluble the Cannabinoids(CBD) have been broken down into very tiny particles which enable them to be more easily and quickly absorbed. Because of this easy absorption and fast acting ability we refer to watersoluble as a booster making them great for quick pain relief and contain 1,000mg of full spectrum CBD per bottle. The drops can also be mixed into your favorite beverages to provide more flavor, because the tincture is water soluble.

cbdMD CBD Bath Bombs

cbdMD CBD Bath BombsIt’s no secret that the application of heat is a good way to get cramping muscles to relax. Hot baths can help to increase blood flow, which in turn eases muscle cramping. When you combine a hot bath with the soothing effects of CBD, you get a true recipe for relief and relaxation. The bath bombs from cbdMD contain 100mg of premium broad spectrum CBD with no artificial dyes or preservatives.

 

Lazarus Naturals CBD Massage Oil

CBD Massage OilIt may seem counterintuitive to use a topical oil for pain that is internal, but CBD massage oil will work its way into your system through the receptors in your skin. Lazarus CBD massage oils provide a great way to earn relief from cramps while also unwinding and relaxing. Each bottle contains 200mg of full spectrum hemp extract along with jojoba oil, sweet almond oil, and coconut oil. You can slowly massage the oil into your skin to allow the oil to penetrate the skin and underlying tissue.

Buy High Quality CBD from Green Wellness Life

If you are interested in using CBD to manage the symptoms of menstrual cramps, Green Wellness Life is a great place to start. While we aren’t doctors and can’t diagnose or treat any medical condition, we can provide you with scientific research to help you make a decision. We can also offer insight into the best CBD products on the market for your needs.

Every product that we sell has been independently tested, and is made from industrial hemp grown in the U.S. You can use our product finder to choose a product, or reach out to us with any questions or to get help picking an item. We are available by phone Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 888-772-7875, or via email. Our team has significant knowledge about CBD, and is excited to help customers learn more about the best products for them.

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The Benefits of CBD for Golfers

August 13th, 2020 by David Kranker

CBD For Golfers

In the midst of a global pandemic, one of the few leisure activities that many of us can still enjoy is golf. COVID-19 may have cancelled a lot of sports, but in most places, golf is still a go. We can be outside, enjoying the fresh air as well as the company of our friends and loved ones — all while maintaining social distance.

Whether you’re new to golf or a long-time golfer, you may be curious about how you can improve your performance and have a better experience on the greens. For many golfers, CBD is a great option. CBD that is made from hemp can be associated with a range of health and wellness benefits.

Both on and off the links, CBD can be incredibly helpful for golfers. In this post, we explain what CBD is, how scientists believe that it works, and why you may want to add it to your routine.

What Is CBD?

CBD is the abbreviation commonly used for cannabidiol. It is one of thousands of naturally-occurring compounds found in the cannabis plant, known as cannabinoids. CBD sold in the United States is derived from industrial hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant.

The 2018 Farm Bill made it legal to grow and sell hemp and products made from hemp. In the United States, CBD can only be sold if it contains less than 0.3% THC, which is the psychoactive compound that is known to be found in marijuana. Unlike THC, CBD won’t make a person feel stoned or high.

CBD is believed to interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which is a complex cell-signaling system. There are three components of the ECS: endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes. Endocannabinoids bind to the receptors to signal that the ECS needs to take action; once this function is complete, the enzymes break down the endocannabinoids.

While research in this area is still in its preliminary stages, experts believe that the role of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis, or balance, in the body. If something throws off your body’s homeostasis, such as an injury, the ECS kicks in to help restore balance. Research has linked the ECS to a number of processes in the human body, including:

  • Metabolism
  • Appetite and digestion
  • Mood
  • Learning and memory
  • Chronic pain
  • Inflammation and immune system responses
  • Sleep
  • Motor control
  • Reproductive system function
  • Stress
  • Skin and nerve function
  • Bone remodeling and growth
  • Liver function
  • Muscle formation
  • Skin and nerve function

Some scientists have theorized that a deficiency in endocannabinoids may contribute to the development of certain conditions, such as fibromyalgia, migraines, and irritable bowel syndrome. CBD — a plant-based cannabinoid — may make up for this deficiency by preventing the body from breaking down endocannabinoids or otherwise interacting with the ECS.

CBD has been linked to a number of health and wellness benefits, including a number that may be helpful for golfers. It isn’t surprising that CBD has become popular among both professional and amateur golfers. Below, we outline some of the top benefits of CBD for golfers.

Benefit 1: Faster Recovery

Despite its reputation, golf can be a physical sport. It isn’t unusual for golfers to experience soreness after a full round, particularly as they age. CBD may aid in recovery, allowing golfers to play more often.

Using our muscles in different ways can lead to tiny microscopic tears to the fibers. This causes our body’s anti-inflammatory response to begin, which can cause soreness, stiffness and swelling.

In a 2018 review, scientists determined that CBD can reduce inflammation and improve both pain and mobility. Other studies have found that CBD suppresses the body’s inflammatory response. By reducing inflammation, CBD may help recovery, which is critical for any athlete.

Benefit 2: Energy Boost

We’ve all been there: the tee time is reserved, it’s a beautiful day, and everyone is ready to play…except you. Finding the energy to play a round of golf can be hard with all of the stresses of everyday life. CBD may give you the boost that you need to get back on the links.

According to a 2014 article in Current Neuropharmacology, CBD may be a “wake-promoting agent.” The study’s authors found that CBD activated neurons, leading to an enhancement in levels of dopamine (the “feel good” hormone) as well as an overall increase in wakefulness. In this way, CBD can help you find the energy and motivation to play, even when you are dragging.

Benefit 3: Relieve Pain

Many athletes use CBD to ease the pain and soreness that often accompanies a training regime. In the same way, golfers may use CBD to relieve pain, whether it’s an aching shoulder, a bum knee, or another issue.

CBD has been shown to reduce both pain and inflammation, as well as assist with pain management, by affecting the activity of receptors within the ECS. Remember that the ECS is activated when the body is out of balance in some way (such as an injury). Adding CBD to your daily routine can help the ECS restore balance in your body.

Benefit 4: Calm Anxiety

Many golfers experience a jittery feeling when they tee up, nervous about the prospect of hitting in front of others. CBD be helpful in promoting calm, as well as reducing any anxiety that may accompany even a friendly round of golf.

A number of studies have shown that CBD may alleviate symptoms of anxiety. In 2018, researchers in Brazil determined that a single 300 mg dose of CBD, taken orally, was effective at significantly reducing anxiety during a public speaking test, with little to no side effects. Other studies have shown that CBD can reduce anxiety and insomnia, reduce the effects of social anxiety disorder, and reduce stress.

While golf is meant to be relaxing, it can be stressful. CBD may help reduce the stress of the game…and even help you get a better night of sleep.

The Best CBD Products For Golfers

There are so many different CBD products available to golfers that it can be overwhelming to figure out what brands and products to start with. We’ve compiled a list of products best suited for golfers based on our experience and the feedback of customers.

For Pain Relief & Recovery

cbdMD CBD Freeze Roller

CBD Freeze RollerThe cbdMD Freeze Roller is the perfect travel companion for golfers. Simply apply the roller to areas of inflammation, soreness, or pain and the CBD will absorb into the skin to get to work. The roller is infused with 750mg of broad spectrum CBD, which means it contains no THC.

 

 

Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm

Lazarus Naturals CBD BalmThe Lazarus Naturals CBD Balm is one of the most highly concentrated CBD balms on the market. It’s made with all-natural plant-derived scents and ingredients and is perfect for providing targeted pain relief. All you have to do is slowly massage the balm into the skin in the area where you’re looking for relief from pain or soreness. The balm is available in two scents: cedar citrus and unscented.

 

Method Organics CBD Beverage Drops

CBD Beverage DropsMethod Organics CBD Beverage Drops can be easily added to your favorite pre or post-golf beverage of choice. The drops work well with coffee, juices, and even cocktails. If you golf regularly, the versatility of the CBD drops makes them easy to use on a regular basis.

 

 

Pure Ratios 96 Hour CBD Patch

CBD patchesThe Pure Ratios 96 hour patch is one of the longest lasting CBD patches on the market. You can apply the patch to an area of pain and the patch will provide targeted relief for 96 hours. The patch has a timed release which disperses 40mg of CBD over the 96 hours. If you often get pain or soreness in very select areas when golfing, then the patch is likely a good option for you.

 

For Energy & Anxiety Relief

Social Boost Gel Capsules

Social CBD Boost Gel CapsulesSocial is a brand that is well-known for anxiety relief and emotional balance. Zero THC CBD is blended with essential oils and herbs into a capsule that is very easy to take in the morning for the stress relief you’re looking for.

 

 

Wyld CBD Gummies

WYLD CBD GummiesWyld CBD gummies are real fruit-infused gummies with no artificial flavors or coloring. The gummies contain 25mg of broad spectrum CBD per gummy. They taste good and are easy to work into your daily routine. So, you’ll have no trouble taking them when you need an energy boost or pick-me-up. They come in two different flavors: lemon or raspberry.

 

 

MedTerra CBD Tincture

MedOil CBD TinctureThe MedTerra CBD tincture is great for managing stress and anxiety. It’s a high-strength tincture with zero THC. Tinctures are taken sublingually (administered under the tongue), so they can get to work faster. If this intake method doesn’t sound appealing to you, the capsules or gummies might be better choices.

 

 

Ready to Try CBD? We’re Here to Help.

For many golfers, CBD is a great way to stay on top of their game. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or looking to go pro, adding CBD may help you perform better and recover more quickly.

Green Wellness Life offers a full range of independently tested CBD products made from high quality hemp grown in the United States. We aren’t doctors, and can’t diagnose or treat any health conditions — but we can provide you with the research and information on CBD to help you make a choice that is right for you. If you would like to learn more, contact us via email at any time, or call us at (888) 772-7875 between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday to Friday.

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Soreness After Yoga: Why You Feel It and How To Ease Discomfort

August 10th, 2020 by Hannah Laing

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By David Kranker

Soreness After Yoga: Why You Feel It & How To Ease Discomfort

Millions of Americans enjoy the benefits of yoga. Doing yoga can increase flexibility, muscle strength and tone, help you lose weight, improve your energy levels, and even reduce stress. It is little wonder that yoga has become so popular in the United States.

Yet anyone who practices yoga knows firsthand the soreness that can often kick in a day or two after trying something new or doing a higher-intensity workout. Home remedies, like massage, a hot or cold bath, and even eating certain foods can relieve this discomfort. Adding CBD to the mix can boost the effectiveness of these remedies, allowing you to feel better — and get back on the mat.

If you’re interested in trying CBD for soreness after yoga, read on to learn more about the latest research on its anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving benefits. Armed with this knowledge, you can decide if CBD is right for you — and how best to add it to your routine.

Why Am I Feeling Sore Post-Yoga?

Yoga has a reputation for being a low intensity workout, or even something that can bring you to a state of zen or calmness. While yoga can undoubtedly help you center yourself, it can also be strenuous — especially if you’re just starting or getting back into a routine. Yoga can provide a deep stretch to muscles that you don’t normally use in your everyday routine.

The soreness that you experience after yoga is known as delayed onset muscle soreness, or DOMS. It usually occurs anywhere from 12 to 48 hours after exercise, and is short-term in nature. The level of soreness that you may feel depends on what type of yoga you are practicing, the intensity of your session, how often you do yoga, and your individual body type.

According to the American College of Sports Medicine, DOMS is likely caused by microscopic damage to the muscle fibers that are involved in a particular exercise, leading to inflammation. Any type of activity that causes muscles to length while force is applied — known as eccentric muscle action — may cause DOMS. In addition to muscle soreness, DOMS may lead to swelling of the affected limbs, stiffness of the joint, tenderness to the touch, and a temporary reduction in strength of the affected muscles.

In most cases, DOMS does not require medical treatment. However, certain symptoms, such as dark urine and higher levels of swelling, may indicate a more serious problem and the need for medical prevention.

Soreness after any exercise, including yoga, cannot always be prevented. This is especially true for anyone beginning a new exercise program, pushing themselves a bit further with their current regime, or trying a new type of yoga. Allowing time for muscles to recover and adapt to new stress can help to minimize the severity of soreness and the likelihood of damage to the muscle.

Ways to Reduce Soreness After Yoga

There are a number of ways that you can reduce post-yoga muscle soreness. Many types of home remedies can be useful in alleviating some symptoms of DOMS. While many people rely on over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory (NSAID) medications like Advil or Aleve, research has shown that these drugs do little to relieve DOMS pain.

A massage between 24 and 72 hours after an intense workout may help to reduce soreness, according to a 2017 review. For most people, getting massages after each workout is cost-prohibitive. Self massages can be helpful, but may not be as effective.

Other options for relieving discomfort after yoga may include:

To boost the effects of these remedies, CBD (cannabidiol) may be useful. CBD is a naturally occurring compound found in the hemp plant. It may interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) to provide a range of health and wellness benefits.

When it comes to soreness and pain after a workout, CBD may be particularly useful. Research indicates that CBD has strong anti-inflammatory effects. A 2019 review concluded that CBD has both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect. Scientists have also determined that CBD may help to relieve chronic pain and reduce inflammation and pain.

A July 2020 review specifically examined how CBD may be used by athletes for sports performance. This paper noted that there is preliminary evidence that CBD has anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, analgesic, and anxiolytic properties, and has the potential to benefit athletes. The authors concluded that more research is necessary to confirm these findings.

If you do decide to incorporate CBD into part of your post-yoga routine, there are many options for doing so. Topicals, such as creams, lotions, or balms, can be applied directly to the affected muscle or joint. A transdermal patch may provide for extended relief, with the CBD released over a period of hours or even days.

Taking CBD orally in a capsule, through a tincture, or in an edible can provide whole body benefits, in addition to boosting your body’s anti-inflammatory response. Generally, tinctures or oils provide the quickest results after being applied under your tongue.

Using home remedies combined with CBD may help to relieve discomfort and soreness after yoga. Experiment with different options, like a cold bath followed by a CBD balm, to find the post-yoga routine that works best for you.

How to Buy Top Quality CBD

If you are taking care of your body through yoga and other forms of healthy living, the last thing that you want to do is buy a supplement that may contain toxins or unsafe ingredients. At Green Wellness Life, we firmly believe in only selling high quality, independently tested CBD products made from hemp grown in the United States. When you purchase CBD through our website, you can do so with confidence, knowing that we take the time to evaluate each product before offering it for sale.

Our team is highly knowledgeable about CBD, and we are happy to share our experience and insights with you. While we aren’t doctors and cannot treat or diagnose any medical condition, we can provide you with the latest scientific research so that you can make a decision that is right for you. If you’re ready to buy, you can start shopping now, or reach out to us via email or at (888) 772-7875 to learn more.

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Tried and True: Celebrating National CBD Day

August 6th, 2020 by Hannah Laing

Cara blog faceby Cara Oorbeck, Green Well Operations Guru

Those who know me well I would say I am a celebrator of people and events. In fact, my people (family and close friends) know that on their special days, they will be celebrated. We actually go around the room and everyone has to say one thing they love about the person. On Thanksgiving we go around the table and each person says one thing they are truly grateful for at the time. During Christmas and the New Year we reflectively celebrate and acknowledge the goodness in each of our lives! The list of times we celebrate by reflecting as a family is long and celebration is a common occurrence in our house. My children habitually roll their eyes when I ask for cooperation and input during these “reflective celebrations”. This however, does not bother me because I believe it is important to speak out loud what we are celebrating and why! So when preparing for National CBD day, it was only natural for me to write a blog celebrating CBD and our “tried and true” products!

You can go ahead and roll your eyes in solidarity with my kids if you like, but I am going to reflectively celebrate some of our favorite CBD products. There is also a discount at the end of this thoughtful tunnel. That way you, too, can celebrate with your tried and true favorites or try one of ours. So let’s start the list!

Our Tried and True Favorite CBD Products

Endoca Hemp SalveEndoca 750 mg Salve:

If I had to pick one product that I love more than any other that we carry, it would be hard, but this would be at the top of my list. I know the rest of the staff feels this way as well. I use this salve for everything. Stiff neck pain – check, psoriasis on my knees and elbows – check, burn from the oven on my hand – check, poison ivy rash – check, blisters, cuts, eczema and even hotspots for my pup – check,check,and check! Our house is borderline obsessed with this salve. It is one of our strongest salves, packing 750 mg of full spectrum CBD into a 1 oz jar. It has limited ingredients and has worked wonders for me, so my sensitive skin does not break out in a rash while using. If you have not tried it yet, you should. I love this stuff!

Endoca Raw Hemp Oil DropsEndoca Raw 300 or 1500 mg Tincture:

AT GWL, we love the Endoca line and we cannot celebrate our tried and trues without celebrating the Endoca Raw (Full Spectrum)Tincture. Our staff member Hannah swears by this product (Hannah is a young person who was diagnosed with Rheumatoid and Fibro at 16.  Pain is part of her daily life). We tease her that she has an “old lady body”! She says “of all of the products I have tried there are very few products that give me the freedom to live my life as a young person.” This is Hannah’s all time favorite and a part of her daily pain regiment that assists her with everyday living.

Mary's Nutritionals CBD PatchesMary’s 8-12 hour/10 mg Patch:

Patches are an amazing bonus product.I love Mary’s full spectrum patch when I have a headache or a stiff neck. If my back is sore, this is one of my go to’s. I always have patches on hand at home for those days when I overdid it in the lawn or someone I love needs a little relief. I also love the price point at $10.00 a patch. They are a great, latex-free product to aid your body when you are not feeling at the top of your game, especially when traveling and in a pinch.

WYLD CBD GummiesWyld 25 mg/20 pack gummies:

So what’s not to love about gummies? I love candy, so getting my CBD in a candy like form is yummy. The great thing about this gummy is although it may taste like candy, it is made with natural fruit juices and has no added artificial flavors or colors. It’s a healthier alternative to traditional candy gummies. This broad spectrum gummy tastes delicious, is convenient and works well in aiding our bodies with a variety of different things. I have had my 14 year old on these as an athlete for recovery and inflammation and she never grumbles about taking them. I have also watched customers who have family members who struggle with anxiety, autism, and Asperger’s see benefit from this product. Bonus…picky people will take them because they taste good and are THC free so it really is an all around great product. Also my mother in law who will not take anything “yucky” likes these as well!

Treatibles CBD dog chewsTreatibles Treats:

We cannot celebrate our favorite products without mentioning Treatibles Pet Treats for both small and large dogs. We have carried these products since I started working at GWL and they are a staple in my house with my furry rescued friends. Even Molly (my picky Great Dane) loves the blueberry flavor. She is quite the diva – VERY hard to please. I have also seen a significant difference with my 13 year old schnauzer Lucy’s joint mobility and my small anxiety ridden Rizzo. Treatibles treats are a must have in the Oorbeck household for our pets and although we use a tincture for our daily pets’ CBD needs, we always have Treatibles on hand just in case a little extra is needed.

softgels 25 boxMedterra 25 and 50 mg Capsules:

I do not personally take an isolate product. I have old injuries and rely on broad and full spectrums to aid in my body’s functioning. However this high strength, limited ingredient, 0 THC isolate capsule is a favorite amongst many. If you want to try CBD without anything added this is the product for you. It is also easy to take and has an accessible price point. We have many customers who swear by Medterra and it is definitely a go to product around our office.

Lift CBD Sleep dropsLift 1500 mg Sleep Tincture:

So my blog would not be complete without my husband’s favorite product! Mike has been a Pediatric ICU nurse for close to 30 years. He works 12 hour night shifts and has since I have been married to him. This makes sleep a difficult prospect for him at times and he absolutely swears by this product. He takes 50 mg of this tincture before bed and he sleeps like a baby. I too love this product because when he sleeps, he is not grumpy!  I guess you could say that makes it one of my favorites as well!

It is Your Turn; What Are Your Tried And True Faves?

Well there you have it our Tried and Trues! We LOVE CBD and we are happy to celebrate with you on National CBD Day. Don’t miss our Celebration Sale. You can celebrate your favorites or try one of ours. Also feel free to share your favorites on any of our social media sites. You never know – if we know what you love, we just may send you something to celebrate you, too!


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