In the intricate web of health factors, there’s one amino acid that’s been quietly making waves—homocysteine. Although it might not be a household name, its impact on well-being is significant. In this blog, we’ll provide a brief overview of what homocysteine is, why it matters for achieving peak health, and how maintaining proper methylation plays a vital role in keeping homocysteine levels in check.
It’s commonly known that certain botanicals can promote relaxation and transition into sleep as well as support sound, restorative sleep. What’s new and intriguing is that we now understand previously unknown mechanisms of action — many of these sleep-supporting botanicals contain compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors, or share chemical similarity with cannabinoids, or both. These phyto-cannabinoids can provide similar benefits to those provided by hemp cannabinoids through comparable mechanisms in the body.
Sleep is considered to be the third pillar of health, alongside exercise and nutrition. Yet, 1 in 3 Americans do not get the recommended amount of quality sleep on a daily basis, and only 32% of Americans consider their sleep “excellent” or “very good.”1 Sleep is an essential part of our lives, taking up a third of our day, and getting a good night’s sleep is crucial for overall health and wellbeing.
Achieving and maintaining a healthy weight is about much more than just appearance. It is essential for our overall health and quality of life. Excess weight can contribute to an increased risk of chronic conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure and more. By reaching and maintaining a healthy weight, individuals can improve their energy levels, mobility, self-esteem, and reduce the strain on their joints.
As wildfires become increasingly common, the resulting smoke and poor air quality pose significant health risks. Exposure to wildfire smoke and polluted air can have adverse effects on the body, particularly the respiratory system. When exposure cannot be prevented, it is critical for both sensitive groups and the general public to take steps to avoid prolonged exposure and also wise to support the body in detoxifying with supplements.
When we think of cannabinoids and the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), hemp and CBD automatically come to mind. However, the ECS is not exclusively responsive to hemp—there are various non-hemp botanicals (other phyto-cannabinoids) and natural compounds like terpenes that interact with this intricate system, offering different therapeutic benefits and promoting homeostatic regulation within the body. Terpenes are aromatic oils produced in a variety of plants, including cannabis, and are responsible for their unique odors and flavors.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an intricate network within our bodies that regulates various physiological processes. While the body’s ECS naturally produces its own cannabinoids, known as endocannabinoids, external cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant, such as CBD (cannabidiol), may also play a significant role in supporting the ECS. In this blog, we will explore how plant cannabinoids interact with the ECS, particularly beneficial when the body’s ECS tone is compromised, and explore some of the key therapeutic effects that these external cannabinoids have been shown to exhibit.
Have you ever wondered how your body maintains a delicate balance, ensuring that various processes function smoothly? It turns out that there’s a fascinating system within our bodies called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) that plays a crucial role in maintaining overall harmony. In this blog, we’ll explore the Endocannabinoid System in simple terms, so you can better understand this intricate internal mechanism.
The body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) regulates a wide range of physiological processes such as mood, appetite, pain sensation, and inflammation. Various cannabinoids found in the hemp plant interact with the ECS and offer both distinct and overlapping activities.
In this blog, we’ll explore similarities and differences between cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidiol (CBD)—in their chemical structures, effects on the body, and potential health benefits.
As formulas emerge that feature cannabinoids beyond CBD, it has become challenging to match up the different cannabinoid formulations with their potential indications. One such phytochemical, cannabidiolic acid (CBDa), is the focus of this blog. Read on to learn about CBDa — its relationship to CBD (cannabidiol) and the hemp plant, along with its most promising clinical applications.