Meet our Brand - Unique Approach to Healthier Living

Over a year ago, we started a brand you know now. Since then, we have successfully expanded our team from several people and have become an international company. Uniting many different souls, we all share a passion for a healthier life. We are more than excited to be brought together a large community of people who admire and value nature and hemp powers and want to lead a more sustainable lifestyle. We dedicated the entire month of May to introduce you to our brand, the products, and the team which drives Biomedicanna and the love for hemp wellness forward. Today we will tell you all about our unique and nature-friendly approaches to cosmetics and other goods. 

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Those who have with us all along, and those who have joined this fantastic community recently, should have noticed that we often repeat certain phrases on our blog and social media. We are dependent on nature, so its suffering also affects our quality of life. We are constantly looking for ways to help nature and ourselves; therefore, we emphasize sustainability, environmental friendliness, natural and organic materials and products that meet only the highest standards. 

Being honest, you have probably heard these words from many different businesses; however, we cannot be compared to others. In our 50th blog, we will look at the five most important aspects and features of Biomedicanna that set us apart and beyond other brands. 

Only the Best

One of the several reasons we started this company was that we were not satisfied with the quality of similar goods. As individuals, who want to live healthier, we paid a lot of our attention to what we were putting in our bodies and skin. If you decide to closely read at least some of the labels of beauty and wellbeing products you own and use every day, you probably would be surprised about the number of strange ingredients and various additives found there. Besides, the origin of most of the ingredients was unclear.

Since day one, we promised ourselves to provide customers only with products made from materials grown in certified farms following responsible practices. Using the best seeds, monitoring their growth and applying the most innovative methods, we have achieved outstanding results, yet we always strive for even higher levels of perfection. Having already invested a lot of our resources into research, we seek to improve the quality of manufacturing processes and products. The highest quality is our top priority making thousands of people all over the world healthier and happier while at the same time working tirelessly to offer them products we would not be afraid to use and recommend.

Responsibility to Life

Being a relatively young company does not stop us from seeing how human-made objects and processes change the appearance of nature. With billions of tons of unrecyclable waste dumped in landfills, and products and practices themselves hurting the living world, every little step towards the goal of a cleaner, safer, and more sustainable living counts. Every year we experience more and more negative changes; therefore, we must minimize them and return the environment and climate to their former state. 

We started the brand already knowing how vital sustainable practices would be in our journey of introducing society to the benefits of hemp. Today, we are the company for which this goal has become one of their main driving forces. Eco-friendly ideas are inseparable both from the company’s activities and our individual lives, and for this reason, we all feel a deep connection with our surroundings. Starting with tiny steps, we now make a substantial positive impact on the environment. We dared to resist the standard practices and adopt more responsible approaches despite being less popular. We have a strong opinion about veganism and animal cruelty; thus, we dedicated our work to live in synergy with flora and fauna and defend those who cannot protect themselves.

The Mission to Care for All

We all probably noticed how many products everyone has to consume to take proper care of ourselves, both internally and externally. On the one hand, the number of products shows how seriously we take our health and well-being. Still, from a different perspective, such everyday habits result in even bigger amounts of waste polluting our planet. Considering how many various chemicals are put into each little bottle of personal and home care products, we all should be appalled by what we put into our bodies and what later enters the drinking waters and soil. Besides, even more harmful substances get released into the air whilst manufacturing the mentioned care products. 

Once forced by society to take care of themselves by any means possible, more and more people nowadays turn to nature and choose products that are friendly not only to man but also to the planet. After experiencing the same problems, we knew we had to be more innovative and tackle them differently. We set ourselves the goal of combining nature and man in one product, which we achieved by offering customers products made especially for this reason. Now we see, there is no better way to immerse ourselves into harmony than maintaining high standards and using the most precious materials, and carefully monitoring the manufacturing process. Keeping up with modern technologies and seeing the actual value of organic resources helps us deliver products that unite both nature and man.

Powerful Equals Raw

We each want only the best for ourselves and our loved ones, but sometimes, the worst things hide behind an innocent appearance. If we look more closely at every little thing we consume, we would be surprised by the number of processing it takes for that thing even to become consumable. Most of the time, it means we are consuming hurtful substances and unnecessary additives, which make us even more sick, unhealthy, and do not benefit our physical and emotional wellbeing. 

From the very beginning, we knew our community would deserve the best, and we saw only one way to achieve – by introducing thousands of people to the hemp. Yet, some introductions cannot be comparable to one another. Therefore, we manufacture and sell only the purest and most potent products, which convey the power of hemp and its beneficial properties. Maybe hemp power is not that tasty as one may expect, but we are proud to bring out its two best features – raw and realness. With many more new product ideas in our minds, we know we would never leave the mentioned aspect behind our backs.

Giving Answers

Before discovering the hemp, we many times felt like we just hit the wall. We are now surprised at how little information was available a decade or several years ago regarding hemp, its components, their properties, and let’s not start talking about growing or manufacturing processes. What now to us feels like a piece of obvious information is still very unfamiliar to thousands of people, and we all probably know what the ‘unknown’ brings. It triggers our fear, and we surround ourselves with stereotypes, which resist us from experiencing never felt before senses.

We stepped into the market with higher quality products offering them at affordable prices, yet we were faced with the fact that many people are still afraid of even trying hemp-related products. We set ourselves several goals to reach, one of them being very clear and open about our work and goods. Every day we go to the infinity and beyond answering people’s questions and inquiries, solving problems and helping them feel better tomorrow than they felt yesterday. Besides selling wellbeing products to customers worldwide, we want to educate and allow them to unlock the true potential hidden in nature and one of the most amazing plants there is – hemp.

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Too long, didn’t read? Today we wanted to tell you more about the brand you know as Biomedicanna. In our opinion, there is no better way to do that than to be open about approaches we value the most. There are five main aspects of our business you need to be aware of:

  1. We focus on quality rather than on quantity.
  2. We promote sustainability, eco-friendliness and have all of our products cruelty-free and vegan.
  3. We make sure our products are safe both for you and do not hurt the planet.
  4. We are against using additives in the manufacturing process.
  5. We are your friends, and you can always count on us in the world of hemp.

Ready, Set, Shop – It is Black Friday!

We’ve just witnessed the first frosty morning of the season – crisp grass, frozen trees, and sub-zero temperatures. As the winter is coming – Christmas is coming as well! Every year we make ourselves a promise not to leave shopping for presents for the very last minute, but we broke these promises just as effortless and quick as crispy grass brakes under our feet. It is always best to arrange Christmas presents in advance as sometimes they are a few times more expensive than usual nearer the biggest celebrations of the year. Therefore, the Black Friday sales are the perfect time for shopping for cheaper yet good quality presents for family and friends! What is Black Friday? Who invented this ‘celebration’? How has it spread so successfully around the world that it is now found in every physical and electronic retails shop?

Whom to Thank for Black Friday?

We now know Black Friday as the ideal time to shop for Christmas gifts, yet less than a hundred years ago this day was just the usual day coming after the Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday of November) celebrated in the United States. Year went by and not it is quite easy to mistake Black Friday with national holidays as tens of thousands of people sweep shopping centres looking for the best deals, yet only several U.S. states have given such status for this day. Even though the name Black Friday was first used in 1952, it gained its popularity only in the last two or three decades, and now it has become somewhat usual. The name of the day derives from Philadelphia, where it was used to describe large flows of people in the streets after Thanksgiving. However, as the year passed, another explanation was found more acceptable – Black Friday is black due to growing retail profits, which are influenced by Christmas shopping. But what was actually done to achieve whooping selling results?

Who Really Benefits from the Black Friday?

Black Friday can indeed recall a fairy tale for shoppers, yet business does not work in that way – Black Friday sales would not be as much popular as they are now if shops would not benefit from organizing them. Black Friday is one of many marketing tricks used by big retails businesses to grow their profit. The trick here lies in the fact that retailers increase prices a few months or weeks before the actual sale and then attract buyers by showing original prices with fake discounts. It sounds too foolish to fall for such tricks until you are one of those dissatisfied customers who paid big money for regular items.

Of course, the phrase ‘look how much you can save if you buy from us today’ is nice to hear, yet no one should succumb to impulsive purchases of things they do not need. The secret of revealing retailers' tricks depends on carefully monitoring items’ prices, their fluctuation and comparing them with Black Friday offers. However, online and physical retailers have many more tricks up their sleeves to unintentionally force you to buy their goods.

Who Waits for Black Friday More Eagerly – You or the Retailer?

When Black Friday started, sales were only happening in physical shops and traditional U.S. shopping centres. As old stores were perfect for a small number of people shopping at the same time, huge numbers of Black Friday shoppers were a real nightmare for the business owners. They tried to control flows of people by allowing only small groups to shop together, yet these efforts were in vain as generous discounts were too good to keep people from shopping. Then retailers changed their Black Friday strategies upside down – they are now willing to do everything to attract as many shoppers as it is possible.

The most expensive and valuable items are usually hidden in the back of the shops as spaces near the entrance are often turned into ‘battlefield’ for better shopping positions, during which both items and buyers suffer from injuries. Black Friday sale leaves the shelves of physical shops empty as traditional supermarket psychology purchasing method, which states that people buy things, which are placed at the eye level, does not work here.

What is Going on Online on Black Friday?

When the battlefield changes, marketing techniques, and fighting methods change as well. As it takes only a few clicks to buy something on the internet, people want to receive their purchased goods just as fast. However, it is then only up to web settings and business owners to control the never-ending buyers’ flow and meet their high expectations. Online shopping offers a great variety of items to buy, and due to this reason, owners use a variety of marketing weapons to attract buyers to their businesses.

Plenty of funds get spent annually for colourful ad banners and advertising on social networks, where influencers praise online shops and invite followers to try their products. Besides, the internet’s availability to everyone allows businesses to extend the time of sale – some start big discounts a week before Black Friday itself, others continue to do so all week. Monday after Black Friday is called Cyber Monday, which is designed to purely promote online shopping. Everything sound very exciting, yet it is way easier to fool buyers when they are shopping online when compared to physical shopping – here discounts are huge, buyers save a lot of money, but their shopping success results in poor quality goods.

What is Called Black Friday Madness?

Black Friday is the day that attracts the most shoppers – some leave retail centres with purchased goods, and others, sadly, with injuries. Since 2006, during Black Friday, twelve deaths and more than a hundred injuries were recorded. The worst thing is that shoppers are not fighting for the best discounts only with their fists but also with guns. Although these statistics are only regarding Americans’ shopping habits, similar events are being recorded in other megacities of the world. Shoppers tend to queue at the entrances a few nights in advance - they sleep in camping tents and sit under the rain and snow only to be the first to enter the store. In the war for cheap items, not all ways of fighting are justified – it is easy to lose your mind when prices are that low!

What to Buy When You Can Buy Everything?

No doubt Black Friday is the best time to shop for Christmas presents, but what to buy when every item around is cheap? Physical retail shops are filled not only with electronics, home appliances, or clothes but also with foods that have the longest shelf life, so on Black Friday, it is best to buy in bulk. When shopping online, you should look for computers, laptops, TVs, mobile phones, and similar items. These items are usually really expensive but on Black Friday, we guarantee you will find only the greatest deals. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are perfect for completing a Christmas shopping list; however, we advise you to buy things that are an absolute necessity – you should shop with a clear idea of what you or your family or friends need. When the sale comes, you should fill your shopping cart with only quality goods – no one needs cheap stuff and meaningless gifts!

Gift box-Welness from within and out

Here at Biomedicanna we love Black Friday deals, so it would be a huge mistake not to participate in it! Look at website’s sale section , on which you will find best Black Friday deals. Shop CBD Oil Drops , organic CBD cosmetics , or Christmas Gift Boxes – this year gift your family and friends health and wellness!


 

 

That’s Too Sweet! or How Bad is Bad Sugar?

Each of us is sometimes visited by the desire to taste something delicious. Even though the understanding of deliciousness may differ from person to person, most of the time this feeling involves chocolate, ice cream, candy or lollypops – anything that’s sweet! However, we must control ourselves when eating sweet and sugary products as they are harmful to our bodies. Trust us – it is not a myth created by cheeky parents to steal sweets from their kids and eat them alone while the little ones are fast asleep. As we believe you have tons of sweets left in your pantry after Halloween that wait their moment to be eaten, be careful about the sugar you are likely to consume in no time… You understood correctly – we dedicated this blog to draw the line between bad and good sugar!

Sugar Does Not Grow on Trees, or Does It?

Sugar nowadays has become a somewhat usual ingredient in every meal or snack that we eat. However, we do not use the same sugar throughout all of the dishes or drinks. As the sugar name may differ, the methods of their production process are different as well, but as white sugar is the most popular, we invite you to get to know its production from a much closer perspective. White refined sugar gets extracted from two types of plants – sugarcanes and sugar beets.

The first of two is grown in mostly warm climate zones as sugarcane plants cannot survive the frost. Besides, large amounts of water are necessary to grow as much sugarcanes as would produce enough sugar to meet the demand. Once sugarcane crops are harvested, the plants are chopped and milled to extract their juices, which are later heated to produce thick syrup. Despite the already lengthy process, the manufacturers still need to evaporate the excess water from the syrup to achieve sugar crystals. However, the sugar journey does not end here as brown-coloured sugar crystals still need to be bleached with chemical compounds to produce a well-known white product.

Regarding the sugar extraction from sugar beets, this process is less complicated than the previously explained one. Sugar beets are usually harvested in autumn and then transported to the sugar production factories. After sugar beet's roots are washed (they are grown in fertile soil, so this step is not to be missed) and sliced, they are mixed with several chemical solutions and go through the process of evaporation, which creates white sugar crystals – no further refining process is needed.

How We Consume Sugar?

The sugar we consume every day mostly is what is called added sugar; however, the real difference lies in where this sugar is added to and by whom. It is quite clear how much sugar we consume by adding it to our morning coffee or tea, but things get more trickier when we drink soft drinks or store-bought sweets and snacks. If we decide to look closely at the food labels, we will see sugar listed as carbohydrates. It is a correct statement; however, we are much more likely to consume high fructose corn syrup, which is made from corn starch and not the usual sugar. This sugar-like sweetener is one of the most popular ingredients that manufacturers use even though it is not far from being banned in the EU and other countries. As for today, high fructose corn syrup’s production is subject to strict quotas and restriction documents, but it does not change the fact that we are still consuming it without really knowing when exactly.

How Harmful Sugar Really Is?

Excessive sugar intake can result in poor skin health and high blood pressure. However, as we tend not to know when we consume it, we often attribute these features to other life issues and not our diets. The scale of the problem gets revealed when we look more closely at food portion sizes, their nutritional value, and take into account the opinion of professionals. Medical researchers and dietitians agree that adults should have no more than 30 grams of sugar a day – same as seven sugar cubes; for kids and toddlers, these numbers must be several times smaller to maintain healthy life. Despite the righteousness of medical suggestions, they are very hard to live by as almost every store-bought product is packed to the brim with bad sugar. Bad sugar has no nutritional value, causes tiredness and constant hungriness, weight gain, and excess belly fat, which could turn into severe obesity. Besides, limitless sugar consumption is the straightest way to diabetes and heart diseases, and sadly these sicknesses are increasingly diagnosed with younger people and kids.

Are We Doomed, or Are There Any Alternatives to Bad Sugar?

The question above is quite silly as the very name ‘bad sugar’ suggests that there is another side of a coin – good or natural sugars. There are a bunch of natural sweeteners, which are far from processed and can sometimes be obtained straight from the plant. Natural sugars come in the shape of vegetables, fruits, and dairy products, but what they have in common is providing essential nutrients, which keep us healthy and strong. Stevia is one of the best-known plant-based sweeteners, which, despite being sweet, is also linked to lowering blood pressure and insulin levels; however, one still has to refine it to turn it into a more usable form.

Besides stevia, there are several other natural sweeteners used worldwide, which are less harmful to our organisms when compared to actual white refined sugar. Molasses are made from the same sugarcane plants and sugar beets as regular sugar but are not refined and has a syrup-like thick consistency. Maple syrup is also one of nature’s best natural sweeteners. Even if this product is quite expensive in stores, one can easily make it at home as the process of making it is simple – one has to boil the sap of maple trees until it thickens. Next comes coconut sugar, which is very similar to regular white sugar everyone usually uses as it is high in calories.

Now it’s time for the best natural sweetener of all times – good old honey! Even though it is still sugar, organic honey is far safer and healthier to use than table sugar. Full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, honey is also that one product that is completely safe to use after its expiration date. The only thing that helps people separate natural honey from the fake one is its consistency, which crystalises after some time, but does not lose any healthy features.

Recipes with Natural Sugars

Keeping only natural sugars in your pantry does not mean you cannot pamper yourself with some casual yet super healthy sweets. However, most of the time, such natural sweets require to prepare in advance. Pick them, mix them, bake them, cut them, and only after that EAT THEM – we can guarantee that these recipes will be as sweet and healthy as they can be! Besides, we decided to turn the healthiness of our favourite treats up by a few notches and share only vegan-friendly recipe ideas. You can thank us later!

Granola. Mix oats, nuts, and seeds with some coconut oil and honey or maple syrup, and add your favourite dried fruits. Pour the mixture into a large cooking pan and spread evenly, bake until golden. Let the granola cool completely and cut into pieces and enjoy!

Green cocktails. Grab every vegetable and fruit that you can find nearby and put everything into a food processor. Add in some honey or maple syrup, add few drops of CBD Oil for that extra healthiness and let it mix!

Nature’s candy. Pick your favourite berries or cut fruits into bite-size pieces, place them evenly into a food dehydrator machine or onto a cooking pan, and use it accordingly. Dried fruits and berries are a great alternative to bad sugars themselves!

Ice Cream. Mix coconut milk, maple syrup, and tahini – sesame paste – in a food processor, blend them well and pour the mixture into an ice cream maker or spread evenly on a freezer-safe dish. Don’t forget to put some berries or fruits as toppings!

Gummy Candies. Blend apple juice, a little bit of agave or maple syrup and Agar-agar powder together, strain the mixture and bring it to simmer in a small saucepan. Let it cool for a bit, add few drops of CBD oil for that extra healthy kick and pour into gummy moulds. Freeze it, remove it and enjoy!

Here at Biomedicanna believe that we should live as healthy as possible, and this journey starts with cutting bad sugars out of our diets. Natural sugars and recipes are a great alternative to regular chocolate, candies, and other sugary bombs that we consume without even knowing that. Trust us - it is not that hard to feel energetic, strong, and healthy without using refined and processed sugar every day – you will not miss it!


When in Doubts Call CBD Mythbusters!

Even the simplest and most rewarding things can often raise the most questions, so naturally, the myths surround them like a dark cloud of rain. Cannabidiol products fall into the category of controversial and subtle topics, which many people know nothing about. As false information tends to spread incredibly fast, it’s up to the people who know the truth to fight for it. Here we are to answer all doubting questions about CBD for once and for all!

What is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol, and the very name obviously suggests CBD deriving from the cannabis plant but let’s assume that you know that already. CBD is one of more than 400 composite chemical materials found in Cannabis Sativa – the hemp plant . People have been cultivating hemp and making ropes and other natural fabrics for centuries as the growing process does not require much effort or resources. However, hemp gained its popularity as ‘the plant of many uses’ relatively recently. Nowadays, the most common use of hemp is to extract CBD and use it for therapeutic purposes. The researchers from all around the world still debate whether to acknowledge CBD as an official medicine or not. At the same time, they are sure about CBD uniqueness – you will not be able to find similar chemical compounds anywhere else in nature!

Is CBD Safe?

As mentioned, CBD is still quite a new thing; thus, academicians have not yet managed to research it to the full extent. Regardless of the fact if we consider CBD as medicine or not, we must follow one rule when using it – different medications or supplements always interact with one another. It is the users’ responsibility for what types of drugs he takes at the same time. Even the best researchers might not be able to predict their reactions or side effects at all times, but generally speaking, CBD is safe when used responsibly. Manufacturers working with CBD always put instructions for safe use of the product on its package and are open to providing users with consultations. Before using CBD oil or other products, it is worth talking with your doctor, pharmacist, or even veterinarian as there are particular CBD products meant only for our beloved house pets!

Is CBD a Drug?

You should not mistake hemp for marijuana even though they both are considered members of the cannabis family. Different marijuana and hemp cultivation processes result in different nature of the products themselves. The most significant distinction between hemp and marijuana depends on the THC level. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis, or to make it simpler – THC can make you high. Because of this attribute, marijuana is illegal in many world countries, while most of them allow products with low amounts of THC. The usual level of THC in products that we sell does not exceed the limit of 0,2%; therefore, CBD is not considered a drug. However, regulations vary from one place to another, be sure to check them if you decide to take your CBD products abroad.

Can CBD Appear in Drug Tests?

Continuing with what already has been said, drug tests are made to identify whether there is or not traces of THC in your organism, and not for identifying CBD. Usually, urine drug tests are performed during which tiny antibodies search for THC’s metabolites and, in case of finding them, show ‘positive’ results. Looking from a theoretical perspective, you may receive not so pleasant outcomes after the test if the CBD products that you use contains THC. However, such a possibility is very low as the THC level in products is low itself. If you are not keen on testing your luck, you should abstain from CBD products for at least 24 to 36 hours before taking the drug test. Always make sure you purchase CBD products from reliable manufacturers and suppliers.

How Can CBD Benefit My Life?

Let’s start listing CBD benefits from the most obvious one – different from marijuana, CBD does not have an intoxicating effect. It may improve users’ life by reducing the levels of anxiety, relieving depression, controlling psychosis, and promoting neuroprotection. CBD products such as CBD oil has helped many people to improve the quality of their sleep and relieve pain; for example, after a few months of use, numerous women have reported that their menstruation pain is not that intense. CBD benefits do not end right there as higher concentration CBD products such as 21% CBD Oil Drops or CBG Paste Raw is widely used in groups of people battling various forms of cancer. It helps cancer patients ease the symptoms of painful chemotherapy sessions, prevent vomiting and nausea. Besides that, CBD products are the most usually used to improve the immune system and ensure overall well-being, organism’s harmony.

Where Can I Find Quality CBD Products?

You are in the right place! We are a socially and ecologically responsible company. Our experienced Hemp suppliers supervise the growth of every plant to fit organic practices and ensure the best quality. As we test every batch of every one of our products, we are sure they do not contain any traces of GMO, preservatives, artificial colours, terpenes, additives, etc., they are also free of toxins and heavy metals. The scientifically justified production process allows us to preserve natural ingredients and ensure they have not lost their beneficial abilities.

At this moment we offer a range of CBD Oil Drops 5% - 10% - 21%. We advise to start your incredible CBD journey to improved wellness with the least intense 5% CBD Oil Drops; if you experience any kind of medical issues, 10% CBD Oil Drops can be that one solution you need; 21% CBD Oil Drops is usually used by patients diagnosed with cancer, they also use CBG Paste.

Our CBD Cosmetics range now consists of three different products. We’ve created CBD Silk Balm for smoother, softer, and shinier skin; CBD Cooling Gel is perfect for relieving overworked muscles and joints, it also relieves inflammation and soreness; CBD Glide Gel is an incredible moisturizer taking care of your skin, it can also be used as an alternative for massage oil.

Stay tuned – new products are coming!


Train your brain to sleep better

Sleep is essential for good mental health, although not everyone is able to fall asleep or stay asleep. In this blog we’ll explore the reasons behind sleeplessness, how quality sleep brings quality of life and tips on dealing with insomnia. 

What causes sleeplessness?

Stress is a leading cause of abnormal sleep patterns. Research shows it is a common trigger for both short-term and chronic insomnia. Stress can result from concerns about work, school, health, finances, anxiety and depression among other things, but perhaps the most deceptive cause is the fast-paced media packed world in which we live. Technology, world events and our ever-increasing knowledge about our world and the universe seem to have put time on a relentless treadmill and keeping up can wear out even the most determined among us. According to scientific research, stress creates incoherence in our heart rhythms, and when the heart is out of sync normal sleep patterns can be interrupted. 

Poor sleep habits can cause difficulties sleeping, this includes going to sleep at irregular times, taking naps during the day, having stimulating activities before bed such as exercise, having an uncomfortable sleep environment, and using your bed for work, eating or watching TV.  The use of your smartphone, computer or other screens just before bed can interfere with your sleep cycle as the usual blue light stimulates your brain to be awake.

Eating late in the evening can too be a factor in sleeplessness, especially food that is high in carbohydrates and sugar. This may cause you to feel physically uncomfortable while lying down. Many people also experience heartburn, a backflow of acid and food from the stomach into the oesophagus after eating, which may keep you awake.

Traveling or a late work schedule is also a culprit. Your circadian rhythm acts as an internal clock, guiding such things as your sleep-wake cycle, metabolism and body temperature. Disrupting your body's circadian rhythms can lead to insomnia. Causes include jet lag from traveling across multiple time zones, working a late or early shift, or frequently changing shifts.

Why quality sleep is vital for your body?

When you sleep your brain works hard releasing hormones and processing information from your day. This is important for creating long term memories, as your brain combines all the information it has picked up during the day and files it away for later use. While you’re sleeping, your pituitary gland releases human growth hormone (HGH), which helps the body to grow and repair itself.

The body’s immune system releases small proteins called cytokines while sleeping. These cytokines help the body fight inflammation, infection and trauma. Without enough sleep, your immune system might not be able to function at its best.

Sleep allows your sympathetic nervous system, which controls your fight or flight response, to take a much needed break. Studies have shown that when we’re deprived of sleep, sympathetic nervous system activity increases, which is also mirrored by an increase in blood pressure. Levels of cortisol, often called the stress hormone, decreases during the first few hours of sleep before rising to peak soon after you wake up. 

train your brain to sleep better

Tips on bettering your sleep

Getting a good night’s sleep is important in maintaining quality physical and mental health. There are several things that you can do to promote good sleep and ultimately get a better rest.

First things first it’s important to maintain a regular sleep routine. Do this by going to bed and waking up at a regular schedule. Ideally, aim to not stray from your sleep routine by more than 20 minutes every night of the week.

Avoid napping during the day. Instead, perhaps pop your earphones in and listen to some guided meditation. There are many different types of meditation, but they all come down to one basic tenet – relaxing the mind and trying to focus on the breath. Meditation is a way to exercise the unconscious mind, practice mindfulness and lessen anxieties. Although it’s not as traditionally restful as a nap, a session of meditation is another valid way to refresh and revive – and a meditation habit has multiple benefits to both mood and productivity. 

When we take naps, it decreases the amount of sleep that we need the next night – which may cause sleep fragmentation and difficulty initiating sleep, and may lead to insomnia and sleep deprivation.

If you find your mind racing, or worrying about not being able to sleep during the middle of the night, don’t stay in bed tossing and turning. Instead, get out of bed and sit somewhere in the dark. Do your mind racing in the chair until you are sleepy, and then return to bed. Avoid looking at your phone or turning on the TV during this period as it will just stimulate you more than desired.

Try to read, watch TV or surf the internet outside of your comfy bed. This is because your brain might associate the bed with wakefulness. It’s best to reserve the bed for sleep only.

Avoid drinking caffeinated drinks such as coffee, black and green tea, energy drinks and cola. The effects of caffeine may last for several hours after ingestion. Caffeine can fragment sleep, and cause difficulty initiating sleep. If you drink caffeine, use it only during the first part of the day, however it would be better to look into alternatives such as chicory root ‘coffee’, carob and ginseng.

Get your body moving! Exercise before 2 pm every day. Even stretches or a walk is great for your body’s overall health and can promote continuous sleep. Avoid rigorous exercise before bedtime. Rigorous exercise circulates endorphins into the body which may cause difficulty initiating sleep.

It’s great if you prepare your bedroom for sleeping. A lower temperature can promote better sleep. So open a window or lower the thermostat some time before going to sleep. Having blinds to keep any light out is also great in activating our natural sleep cycle.

train your brain to sleep better

For some, the use of CBD oil has shown to be very beneficial. Recent research published in 2019 looked at whether CBD could improve sleep and/or reduce anxiety. The study involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 mg of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2 % of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 % reported better sleep. 

Sleep is important and you know that too well. Help yourself by trying out as many of these suggestions as you can and implementing them into your routine. It will better your sleep, overall health and well-being.

The ‘Magic’ of CBD

Throughout all kinds of centuries people believed in magic and knew that it was used both with good and bad intentions, to get different results, respectively. Just as the word magic itself being so broad, abstract and mysterious can really have multiple meanings, so the things that embody it can have the full variety of qualities: both beneficial and harmful, if used improperly. 

A very long time ago, there was someone who found a weird looking plant, and decided to ‘’give it a go’’. It is not clear how long it took for homo sapiens to realise the benefits of the plant and how to use it wisely (knowing that this has been researched up until now, with exciting observations being found each day), although one thing should have been strikingly obvious since the very beginning, -  there is something magical about this plant! The plant we now call Cannabis. 

,,- So where is the magic then?’’ you might ask. 

Let us tell you a story…

…Since Ancient times many cultures used cannabis to treat plenty of illnesses: 

Practitioners in China treated malaria, gout and menstrual symptoms, while in Medieval Ages cannabis was used particularly for pain, epilepsy, nausea and vomiting. In US it was prescribed for multitude of reasons for long time up until the 1970 when it was claimed illegal. 

That’s when apparently things went forward in terms of research, - people started to look for something more concrete, logical and trustful. Maybe for a bit safer word than magic…

The plant qualities have been researched for long time so now we have a clear idea of the various effects of it. 

Tests are being made, studies are done, scientific terms are given, so we feel informed, secure and have a full access to the knowledge that was being built up for such long time. 

What is the best about it?

What we know now is that cannabis plant contains more than 80 various chemicals called cannabinoids, from which the most important are two. As the mother nature likes dualities (good and bad, male and female, yin and yang), therefore in this case we’ll discuss two interesting elements as well, both being similar and very different from each other: THC and CBD. 

Both being magical in their own way, they trigger the central nervous system. But you have heard of THC already, most probably… While THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is the ‘cheeky’ one which triggers the psychic (therefore is called psychoactive) and can get us ‘high’ by making our head spin, there is another element, CBD, or in other word, Cannabidiol. This is the ’good guy’ and our future’s saviour, wiser people might say!

How does the CBD work? 

The extract works with the specific body’s so - called endocannabinoid system, which regulates our most important processes of daily life: pain, mood, appetite, and memory. It works with the body’s natural system rather than being an unnatural or chemical substance, therefore there is no chance that body could reject it.

What about the benefits? 

CBD approaches a human nervous central system providing with an explicit goodness. It has a multiple, extraordinary beneficial qualities. CBD has been studied for its role in treating number of health issues:

Recent research has linked CBD with several benefits for the heart and circulatory system, including the ability to lower high blood pressure.

Studies suggest that CBD may help people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms (36Trusted Source).

CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction. In rats, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior (37Trusted Source).

In test-tube and animal studies, CBD has demonstrated anti-tumor effects. In animals, it has been shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer

In diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56% and significantly reduced inflammation

Where does the magic comes from? 

The extract is sourced usually from hemp, which is naturally high in CBD, and fortunate for us, - we have various of ways to extract the oil by leaving it pure with all its benefits and ‘’goodies’’. The most important part of it is that CBD oil doesn’t have THC, or any sign of it, so it is perfectly suitable for people of any age, including children.

That’s the part or this beautiful plant that can be indeed called magical

Let’s make one thing clear straight away: the components that are in CBD oil won’t make you feel like you’re an Alice in the Wonderland,- the furniture around won’t be getting bigger and there won’t be any rabbit with a clock-watch jumping around you, hurrying you to meet a blue caterpillar. Most importantly, it will rather help you find that deserved wonderland in your very own body and mind.

OMG…! Is that CBG??!

CBG. After hearing or seeing these three letters for the first time, one could most probably imagine anything… It can sound as a shortened saying of a city in USA, a comics character (probably the evil one), or a name of a music band. For some, it could even sound as a condition of a serious illness. Imagine someone saying – ‘Today I had an appointment with my GP and got to know that I have too much CBG in my blood!’ Or else, the expression itself even sounds like ‘OMG’. But really, what does this all stand for? If you turn on a Google search engine on your computer and fill this in, it leads to several different acronyms, that are too interesting not to share. For your entertainment, there are the funniest ones:

CBG Corticosteroid Binding Globulin

CBG Chicago Botanic Garden

CBG Comic Book Guy (The Simpsons)

CBG Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (French: Bauxite Company of Guinea; Guinea)

CBG Crazy Boys Generation (band)

And many more… Among around a hundred of acronyms, the one on the 12th place of the list we get is ‘Cannabigerol’.

What is this? And why could this be important? 

Our topic will be focused on this (curiously sounding) term, which exclusively covers the whole article. First of, Cannabigerol is a substance that comes from a Cannabis plant. By now, most people familiar with cannabis have heard of such terms as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), and, of course, most people know their effects. But there are many, many more compounds in this. One of a lesser - known cannabinoids is called cannabigerol (CBG), and while (in most occasions) not present in large quantities, it is, nonetheless, worth learning about this one, - for number of reasons.

So, how is CBG made?

Because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains, just because of the quantity, CBG is considered one of a ‘minor’ cannabinoids. Cannabis plants naturally produce cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), the precursor to the three main cannabinoid lines: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).

If you’d be wondering how the CBG looks like (or how beautiful it is), here is an example:                                                                 

This picture resembles the molecule of CBG,- such an important substance, that has been found to act as a matter having a really high affinity,- Cannabigerol has been shown to relieve intraocular pressure, which may be of benefit in the treatment of glaucoma. It has been shown to improve a model of inflammatory bowel disease induced experimentally in mice. CBG can also affect positively the reactions in the brain, therefore can decrease anxiety and muscle tension.

CBG’s potential and medical benefits

CBG is not as much of a known substance, although lab-testing and research is being done on considering a possible high, very positive benefits for a human-kind today and in the future. This might be of a matter that we won’t imagine our lives without it soon, and I mean very soon: 

The human body’s built-in endocannabinoid system (ECS) works to keep the body in its balanced state. While there are specific details about how cannabinoids work, in general the endocannabinoid system performs different functions specific to each area of the body. The ECS is largely comprised of endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes that are believed to help regulate a variety of functions in humans including sleep, mood, memory, appetite, reproduction, and pain sensation. For example, at an injury site, the ECS can help regulate immune cells to limit inflammation. This means, that it serves a vital purpose for our health and well-being because it regulates key aspects of our biology.

Researches have been done

There are done some specific researches, and results for medicinal use are very promising:

Endocannabinoid receptors are prevalent in eye structures, and interestingly, CBG is thought to be particularly effective in treating glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure. It is a powerful vasodilator and has neuroprotective effects to boot.

In a recent 2015 study, CBG was shown to protect neurons in mice with Huntington’s disease, which is characterized by nerve cell degeneration in the brain.

CBG is showing great promise as a cancer fighter. Specifically, CBG was shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth. In one such study, it was shown to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells in mice, thereby slowing colon cancer growth.

European research shows evidence that CBG is an effective antibacterial agent, particularly against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) microbial strains resistant to several classes of drugs. Since the 1950s, topical formulations of cannabis have been effective in skin infections, but researchers at the time were unaware of the plant’s chemical composition.

In a very recent 2017 study, researchers showed that a form of CBG was a very effective appetite stimulant in rats. This may lead to a novel non-psychotropic therapeutic option for cachexia, the muscle wasting and severe weight loss seen in late stage cancer and other diseases.

In a study that looked at the effects of five different cannabinoids on bladder contractions, CBG tested best at inhibiting muscle contractions, so it may be a future tool in preventing bladder dysfunction disorders.

Scientists are excited, so should we!  These initial CBG results are a path for the bright future. Scientists are promoting further research with CBG alone or in combination with other cannabinoids and use it in therapies for the treatment of multiple maladies. Because it is non-psychotropic, CBG has a promising wide range of potential applications not only for the problems mentioned above, but also as an analgesic, therapy for psoriasis, and effective antidepressant.

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