CBD chocolates are THE Valentines gifts of 2020. Here’s why:

CBD Chocolate Valentines BoxA Valentine gift that looks lovely, tastes delicious, and is actually good for you?

Sounds just a little too good to be true, doesn’t it? But it’s actually a sweet reality that occurs when pure CBD from industrial hemp is added to high quality chocolate. You could say it’s a match made in heaven, since the result has the potential to improve your mood, your heart rate and your blood pressure, while reducing your pain, inflammation and anxiety.

And when you throw in the fact that the best CBD chocolates are so rich and tasty you feel like you’re decadently indulging while enhancing your health, they appear to be little pieces of perfection, oui?

Most Americans are already aware of the divinity of chocolate. We spend a whopping $10 billion on it annually, mostly just because it tastes good, without even considering the health benefits.

The not so bitter truth is that real chocolate made from the seed of the cocoa tree can be an excellent source of antioxidants, can lower the risk of heart disease, can improve brain function by helping to improve blood flow to the brain, and may even protect your skin, since high quality chocolate with flavonols improve blood flow to the skin and increase skin density and hydration. And you thought chocolate only gave you zits!

Still fewer Americans know about the virtues of CBD, but our numbers are increasing. We shelled out about half a billion dollars in 2018 for CBD, but that’s expected to rise to about $1.8 billion dollars by 2022, once more people find out about all the amazing things the gorgeous little CBD molecule has the potential to do.

CBD chocolates, BioFit 360, CBD, CBD chocolate, Valentines GiftCBD bonds with the CBD receptors naturally found in the body, to reduce the inflammation that often causes pain and to dial down the stress and noise in the mind. In fact, CBD has so much potential that scientists are busy researching how it works on maladies as diverse as autism, alcoholism, Epilepsy, Alzheimer’s Dementia, Diabetes, PTSD, Psoriatic Arthritis, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease and more.

That all sounds great but not especially romantic, right?  We at BioFit 360 are on it. We’ve spiced up the CBD chocolates concept by creating chocolate hearts with 15mg of CBD in each, and packaging them in a glorious red gift box. Each box contains nine chocolates— five dark and four milk chocolates, prettily wrapped in foil.

Really, is there any Valentine gift more delicious, thoughtful or beneficial? We think not, but encourage you to try them out for yourself.

 

 

Can’t sleep? Join the club. It’s estimated that 50 to 70 million Americans have sleep disorders, according to the National Center for Sleep Disorders Research. Not only that, but about one in three adults don’t get the recommended amount of uninterrupted sleep to keep them healthy, happy and lucid.

Never fear, however. As with so many other ailments, those lovely little CBD molecules are racing to the rescue. Sleep aids containing CBD have been found to help people get better sleep in ways they’d never dreamed possible.

Just what good does it do to take CBD for sleep? Well, according to the American Sleep Association, “Some research indicates that the cannabinoid CBD may interact with specific receptors potentially affecting the sleep/wake cycle. That means that it could have the potential to get your circadian rhythm back on track, enhancing your ability to sleep soundly at night and be wide awake during the day.

But that’s not all—we’re just getting started on the benefits of CBD for sleep.

The American Sleep Association also points out that CBD may have an effect on some of the major causes of sleeplessness, including anxiety and pain.

In an article entitled “CBD for Insomnia: Benefits, Side Effects and Treatment,” Healthline notes that many have found that CBD can help with insomnia culprits like stress, PTSD, depression and—here’s the big one—chronic pain. If you’ve ever been so worried about something you can’t get to sleep, or have had random aches and pains so severe they wake you up in the middle of the night, (and who hasn’t?) your interest is doubtless piqued.

Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: a Large Case Series published in the Permanente Journal in 2019, took a look at whether CBD could improve sleep or reduce anxiety. The study involved 72 subjects, with 47 experiencing anxiety and 25 experiencing poor sleep. The subjects were each given 25 milligrams of CBD in capsule form each day. In the first month, 79.2 percent of the patients reported lower anxiety levels and 66.7 percent reported better sleep.

BioFit CALM SLEEP Tinctures - non-addictive, easy absorption sleep aid - 500mg full spectrum tincture, mild flavor, hint of peppermint, assists digestion. CBD for SleepBioFit 360 has a number of CBD products that are geared toward ending those nights of tossing and turning. One is the new Calm Sleep Tincture, which is a special mixture of 500mg CBD, lavender and peppermint, which also have relaxation and anti-anxiety qualities, and a dash of monk fruit, for sweetness of flavor without the stimulation of sugar. It also contains sunflower lecithin and vitamin E oil, which help with relaxation and pain relief as well.

BioFit 1oz RELIEF Tincture relieves pain and inflammationBioFit 360’s Relief Tincture may also be useful as a sleep aid, if it’s pain and/or inflammation that’s keeping you awake. Not only does each dropper-full contain 33mg of CBD, but also curcumin, devil’s claw, skullcap, sunflower lecithin and vitamin E oil, all natural ingredients often used for pain and inflammation. Many people who find that with reduced pain, there’s reduced insomnia.

The facts that BioFit CBD products are organic, non-addictive and come from the industrial hemp plant does not have the properties that get you high, also works in their favor. In addition, there are no extra ingredients in there that should make you feel fuzzy-headed in the morning.

Plenty of respectable sources indicate that a dropper-full of the right CBD tincture before your head hits the pillow at night could be responsible for better, more restful sleep all night long. Of course, everyone’s body reacts differently, but what if you are one of the fortunate ones that CBD for sleep actually works? Might be worth a try, right?

 

Is CBD for skiers really a thing? Check out what it can do for you…

CBD FOR SKIERS, CBD OIL, BIOFIT, BIOFIT 360

Anyone who’s ever attempted to glide down a snowy hill, on skis or snowboard, knows that the most popular of winter sports can take a huge toll on your body, and sometimes on your mind. Even the most experienced are bound to twist or strain something sooner or later, and then there’s the exhaustion factor.

CBD FOR SKIERS, CBD OIL, BIOFIT, BIOFIT 360But these maladies are not as debilitating as they once were, now that there’s a new pain and anxiety sheriff in town. It’s a remarkable little molecule called CBD, readily available and legal in all 50 states, ever since the Farm Act was passed in late 2018. That made it perfectly lawful to grow, cultivate, and produce all sorts of products from industrial hemp.

CBD in its legal form has nothing to do with that skunky odor you may have noticed coming from the giggling guys on the gondola ahead of you. What they’re probably smoking is marijuana that contains a healthy hit of THC, the substance that gets you high. Legal CBD products contain zero to minuscule amounts of THC, not nearly enough to give you that “stoned” feeling. Top quality CBD products  can reduce pain, inflammation and anxiety, in a very natural way.

Just ask Kim Reichhelm, a two-time world extreme skiing champion and ski adventure trip leader. In an article in Ski Magazine called The ABC on CBD, Reichhelm told reporter Krista Crabtree, “I’ve been skiing over 100 days a year since I was 12. As a ski racer and big mountain freeskier, I’ve beaten myself up. Now at age 58, CBD helps a lot. I use (CBD products) to get the pain relief I need while staying sharp so I can be focused on my job.”

Whether you’re looking for some fine tuning on the way to the slopes, you need a little something extra during your runs, or you want to recover from the usual aches and pains afterwards, CBD can help you at every turn. Check out these examples:

BioFit 360 ReviveCBD for Skiers — Before

A day of skiing is often predecced by an evening of good eating and possibly drinking. If you want to amp up the cellular regeneration (healing), reduce the inflammation that might be causing those headaches and sore muscles, and boost energy and focus boost at the same time, try a dropper-full of BioFit 360 Revive Tincture before you leave the cabin. It’s a smooth way to jumpstart your day without a giving you a wired or buzzed feeling.

 

 

CBD for Skiers — During

No pocket or pack is complete without the BioFit 360 Relax Gummy Go-Pak, which contains 10 gummies and fits conveniently into any zippered space. Each vegan, isolate gummy contains 30mg CBD, which is considered a therapeutic dose. These CBD gummies will not not only help get you out of your head and into your element, but they can dial down the tension and anxiety, and allow you to focus on the beauty of the moment.

 

 

 

BIOFIT CBD SLEEP AID MELATONIN CBD CALM RELIEF PAIN ANXIETYCBD for Skiers — After

Boots rubbing your ankle all day? Did you twist your knee in a fall? Are you just exhausted and sore from working muscles you haven’t used in some time? BioFit 360 fast acting Relief Cream is just what you need for topical owies, and BioFit 360 Relief Tincture will sooth whatever hurts on the inside, be it body or mind. And don’t forget the Calm Sleep Tincture if you want to get a good night’s sleep so you’re rested and ready for the slopes again the next day.

 

 

 

CBD FOR SKIERS, CBD OIL, BIOFIT, BIOFIT 360

Is CBD for skiers really a thing? Check out what it can do for you

Everyone knows the holidays can cause a lot of strain on the bank account, but few realize the emotional and physical stress involved in “the most wonderful time of the year.” Some call it as “Santa Strain.”

Emotionally, you have friends, relatives and high expectations to deal with. Physically, decking the halls, shopping ’til you drop, carrying Santa’s sack full of presents and shoveling all that white Christmas snow can definitely take their toll.

Going by injuries that happened during holidays past, this year the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, predicts there will be 14,700 holiday decorating related ER-treated injuries.  That’s an average of about 240 injuries per day during the holiday season of November through December. The CPSC reports that the most frequent holiday decorating incidents involved falls (41%), lacerations (10%) and back strains (5%). They’re even predicting three deaths involving ladder falls!

Not that we’re trying to put a damper on the season. In fact, BioFit 360 CBD wants to help you avoid all that Santa Strain, and we’ve got the goods to help you! Here are some of our best Santa Strain reducing tips, confirmed by the licensed physical therapists in our system:

CBD gummies Santa strainPop a Gummy, Not a Disc

A lot of accidents happen simply because you’re distracted and/or tense. A BioFit 360 isolate vegan gummy will put 30mg of CBD in your system, which can serve to relax you while you work and help you focus on the project at hand.

BIOFIT CBD SLEEP AID MELATONIN CBD CALM RELIEF PAIN ANXIETY SANTA STRAINGet a Good Night’s Sleep

We know you’re all atingle with anticipation, and doubly worried about whether or not you’ve got everything covered. This can cause you to toss and turn, or wake up wide-eyed in the middle of the night—if you can go to sleep at all. BioFit 360 has two solutions for that: the mild Calm Sleep Tincture (500 mg CBD), and the more robust Relief Tincture (1000mg CBD). A dropper-full of your choice, once your head hits the pillow, can help you sleep peacefully all night long.

BioFit 360 CBD Santa StressRecover Quickly

Okay, so maybe you did hurt yourself trying to carry the Christmas tree in alone, or perhaps you drank one too many toasts at the office holiday party. Don’t worry. We got you. You don’t have to suffer too long. BioFit 360 Revive Tincture is just the thing for antioxidative cellular support and inflammation management. That means a 33mg CBD dropper-full of this can help the hurt go away. And the Relief Cream will help with those pulled muscles and aching joints.

BIOFIT SLEEP AID MELATONIN CBD CALM RELIEF PAIN ANXIETYShop at Home

The traffic! The parking! The crowds! Who needs them? Especially when shopping online means you can also support a small business. BioFit 360 is affiliated with top medical professionals, but we still qualify as a small business, since the number of employees, (even including Ambassadog Frankie Feldman) is not huge. Why not take care of the majority of your shopping in one place? With gifts like the BioFit 360 Sample Pak and Santa’s Sleigh All Day Bag, not to mention our Gummies, Tinctures and Relief Cream, there’s something here for almost everyone on your list.

The BioFit 360 CBD Gift Guide has a little something for everyone! This year, give the gift of sweet relief. 

BioFit 360 cbd gift guideForget about socks, shirts, scarves, candles and chocolates. They’re so last decade, and there’s a good chance they’re being re-gifted even as you read this.

For the first time ever, you have the chance to give your friends and family something that will make a real difference in their lives. Imagine helping to relieve their pain and anxiety—that’s some gift, right? And all our products slip sweetly into a stocking, or make a pretty little package under the tree.

Rest assured that BioFit 360 CBD products will not get Grandma, or anyone else high. Our CBD comes directly from organic industrial hemp plants, not from marijuana plants. It’s the marijuana plant that contains enough THC to bring about a notable psychoactive effect, or the feeling of being “stoned.” Industrial hemp, and the CBD derived from it, doesn’t work that way.

Find out more about how CBD derived from industrial hemp does work, and what it can do for you and yours here. And in the meantime, check out the BioFit 360 CBD gift guide, and let’s go shopping!

 

BIOFIT CBD SLEEP AID MELATONIN CBD CALM RELIEF PAIN ANXIETYFor your mom, dad, husband, wife, best friend…virtually anyone:

Santa’s Sleigh All Day Bag is a festive holiday bundle that will help those you love handle the stress of the holidays and beyond. This fun burlap bag contains a full-sized bottle of Calm Sleep Tincture, a Relax Gummies Go Pak, and a full-sized jar of Relief Cream. Improve Santa’s sleep, dial down the stress, and relieve the pain from doing all that heavy holiday lifting! Our latest addition to the CBD Gift Guide comes wrapped and ready!

 

 

 

 

 

For everyone who needs better sleep:

BioFit 360 Calm Sleep Tincture is a non-addictive, easy absorption sleep aid with a hint of mint and MCT oil to aid in digestion and absorption. One dropper at bedtime provides about 16mg of CBD, and could be just what’s needed for those sweet dreams that have been eluding you.

 

 

 

 

 

cbd gift guide BioFit 360 ReliefFor you and your loved ones who tend to push themselves too far:

The 1000mg of CBD in a bottle of BioFit 360 Relief Tincture, taken one dropper at a time, can send all those soothing cannabinoids to the places within your body that need help most. If stress and/or pain are keeping you up at night, this may help you sleep, but Relief Tincture can also be taken any time, anywhere to reduce aches and pains and help you feel cool, calm and collected.

 

 

 

 

For you grandma, grandpa, and all those with aches and pains ( just about everyone):

Some people think BioFit 360 Relief Cream is better than gold. Physical therapists, athletes and many who suffer from chronic pain have discovered that rubbing a little of this fast acting topical cream on sore muscles and aching joints can bring surprising and quick relief. Say goodbye to inflammation and pain.

 

 

 

 

 

BioFit 360 Revive cbd gift guideFor your sister, brother, or anyone who wants to get their groove back quickly:

BioFit 360 Revive Tincture provides antioxidative cellular support that can help get your motor running quickly, smoothly and efficiently when you normally might try a cup of coffee or a sugary snack. One dropper full contains about 33mg of CBD, which can also help rebuild muscles after exertion, and help clear out the cobwebs.

 

 

 

 

 

For the college student and all who need to chill and focus:

Whether in a 30 count bottle or a handy 10 count Go Pak, BioFit 360 Relax Vegan Gummies are an easy, portable way to relax on the go. When it gets hectic with travel, work, school or family, one BioFit 360 Relax gummy can help you feel like you’ve “dialed down the noise” and bring you a step closer to sanity. Each one contains a generous 30mg of CBD, which is considered a therapeutic dose.

 

 

 

 

 

cbd gift guideFor your in-laws, host or anyone who is CBD curious:

Ah, the BioFit 360 Sample Pak, which allows anyone who’s ever wondered about CBD the opportunity to check out all our products and see what works best for them. The Sample Pak contains 6 Gummies, 4 Relief Cream packets and one sample bottle each of Relief Tincture, Revive Tincture, Calm Sleep Tincture and BioPet Relief Tincture for your furry friends. Far more clever than a bottle of wine or box of chocolates!

 

 

 

The BioFit 360 CBD Gift Guide has a little something for everyone! This year, give the gift of sweet relief. 

 

 

 

 

 

Who knew using CBD for menopause could make life so much better?

CBD for MenopauseSomeday, usually between the ages of 45-60, our bodies start to change and playing tricks on us. In theory, we’ve always known that chronic fatigue, trouble sleeping, mood swings, depression, hot flashes, and random pain were lurking out there somewhere, but when they gradually creep upon us, we’re usually unprepared

Unfortunately, many health care providers aren’t adequately prepared to help us deal with the evil horsemen of the menopause either. Different forms of hormone replacement therapy may provide relief, but they take time to kick in, may have some undesirable side effects, and seldom keep all the adverse symptoms at bay 100 percent of the time.

When you’re inordinately exhausted but still have hours of work to do, when you feel like either breaking into tears or laying into your best friend for no good reason, or when you’re tossing and turning in bed with pain and anxiety keeping you from getting the blissful sleep you need, there is an excellent alternative to simply suffering through it.

One for all

It’s a delightful little cannabinoid called CBD, something your own body already produces naturally — it’s there to help manage pain and anxiety. Add an extra helping of it, via drops of a tincture, gummies or topical cream, and you may find blessed relief in a matter of minutes.

One of the most important things to remember about using CBD for menopause is that it will not get you high if it comes from a reputable source. That’s because when it comes from a company like BioFit 360, it’s derived from the industrial hemp plant, not the marijuana plant, and does not contain significant amounts of THC, the psychoactive chemical found in pot.

Dr. Bridget Briggs, a specialist in integrative family medicine, explains a little about why using CBD for menopause works so well.  “We all know what it feels like when our bodies are changing, and pain is a part of our everyday lives. CBD is beneficial in modulating the number of pain molecules that are produced, without having drug/drug interactions with other medicines that we may be taking to control blood pressure or blood sugar.”

What’s in it for me?

“I use some type of CBD almost every day,” says Julie Franklin, a Southern Californian in her mid-50’s. “I take a gummy when I need to relax, focus and clear out the cobwebs. I take Revive tincture when I need a little boost of energy, and for me, it also works as an appetite suppressant. The Relief and Calm Sleep tinctures help calm my pain and anxiety so I can settle down and sleep at night, and a dab of topical cream takes away my aches and pains.”

If it works that well for Julie, just think of all the ways using CBD for menopause can work for you! Get some tips on how to buy and use CBD for menopause in this informative article on LivingBetter50.com. Then check out all BioFit 360 has to offer.

Who knew using CBD for menopause could make life so much better?

 

With CBD pricing all over the map, how do you know what’s worth the price you’re paying? 

CBD pricingWe get it. It’s confusing. Even we had a hard time figuring the wild variation in CBD pricing when we did a search for CBD products on a major retail website. We found items ranging from $9.99 to over $100, almost all claiming to have massive amounts of… something. It’s really unclear just exactly what you’re paying for.

Since CBD is a relatively new product and many are unfamiliar or even uncomfortable with products derived from cannabis, it’s like the Wild West out there. Content, marketing and packaging regulations are changing frequently, and it’s hard for manufacturers, let alone consumers, to keep up.

And even though CBD products derived from industrial hemp plants are perfectly legal in all 50 states, there are some websites that refuse to sell them. Amazon is one of them. Cue the needle scratch. Wait, what? If you do a search for CBD on Amazon, all sorts of products pop up. “What’s with that?” you may ask.

Here’s where it gets confusing: You can buy hemp oil on Amazon, but you’re not supposed to be able to get CBD oil on Amazon.

Like a number of other websites, Amazon categorizes CBD as a prohibited listing. So the products that come up in your search may contain hemp oil, but not CBD. Or, if they do contain CBD, they don’t list it on their packaging or product descriptions. The sellers may be trying to game the Amazon system, and will disappear once Amazon catches them. But since it would be unclear what you would be purchasing, you probably wouldn’t want to mess with them anyway, would you?

So how do know what you’re actually purchasing, and whether or not it’s worth the price? That’s a good question—you don’t want to put just any old thing in your body, and expect it to have a positive effect.

Actual CBD content can determine CBD pricing

CBD PricingHow many actual milligrams of CBD does the product contain? Usually the higher the CBD content, the higher the price. BioFit 360 CBD tinctures, for example, contain 1000 mgs per bottle, and each dropper (or dose) contains approximately 33 mgs of CBD in vegan hemp oil. That’s considered a therapeutic dose, and is among the highest amounts available.

If you see a product (and you will) that says it contains 30,000 mgs or more per bottle, that’s probably referring to the amount of oil in the bottle, and not the amount of CBD. If it’s being offered at a low price (say under $30), it may not contain any CBD at all. Don’t be fooled—read the tincture labels carefully to find out exactly how much CBD you’re getting.

And don’t even get us started on the gummies! Ours contain about 3o mgs of CBD each, which makes them well worth the under $2 per gummy price tag. Read the labels carefully and do the math: you may find each gummy contains only 3 mgs of CBD—or less! While they may be less expensive, you’d have to take ten to get the same effect. The same goes for dog treats, BTW.

Check the source of the oil

“Pure hemp seed oil,” may sound good, but it’s basically “the hemp equivalent to olive oil, coconut oil and grapeseed oil. It’s good for cooking and can make an excellent salad dressing but it contains no CBD,” according to a straight forward article on CBDoilUsers.com. If the product you’re considering seems really inexpensive, it’s likely nothing more than hemp seed oil, and has no medicinal effects.

BioFit 360 ReviveHemp oil that contains CBD is extracted from the aerial flower parts, stalk and/or stems of the hemp plant—not the seeds. And not all hemp oil is created (or grown) equally.

Hemp oil that comes from China is is not subject to the same regulations as hemp oil that’s grown and processed in the USA. If if it’s important to you that your hemp oil CBD is organic, free of GMOs and contaminates, and contains the amount of CBD the label says it does, best to buy CBD oil made in the USA. It may be a little more expensive, but it’s certainly worth it!

Usually the bigger the promises, the lower the value

Since there are so many CBD sellers out there eager to make a quick buck, steer clear of the ones that make wild claims, even if they seem like a bargain. It’s impossible to “guarantee” results, so manufacturers who claim their products are “guaranteed” to work are, probably running around with their pants on fire. Also, claims that a CBD product can actually “cure” something are not only false, it’s illegal!

One last thing about CBD pricing…

Here’s the really tricky part. It’s not always easy to know how much CBD a product contains just by looking at its label. Many products that contain CBD don’t mention it, because printing CBD on the label or website can increase the company’s risks associated with FDA regulations and credit card processing agreements.

When in doubt about the CBD product you’re considering, the safest thing is to contact the company selling the product (reach us at BioFit 360 contact) and ask. And while you’re at it, check and see if their products are 3rd party tested (ours are). That’s the best way to find out whether or not you’re getting the good stuff.

CBD pricing

 

 

8 Extraordinary Things You May Not Know About the Benefits of CBD

benefits of cbd productsEven if you’re one of the 64,000 Americans currently enjoying the benefits of CBD on a daily basis, you may not be aware of what a treasure you’ve stumbled upon. In fact, CBD is so beneficial in so many different ways you might be wondering, “Why has this taken so long? Why didn’t we know about this before?”

Well, before the 2018 Farm Bill passed, the industrial hemp plant was still considered a Schedule 1 Drug, and was federally illegal. So the CBD from it wasn’t able to be studied or legally used in consumer products. Its previous illegal status also contributed to the “devil’s lettuce” stigma still surrounding it today.

Now that the industrial hemp plant is legal in all 50 states and CBD is considered a supplement, CBD products are really picking up steam. An increasing number of studies show that CBD is a natural, plant-based substance that has all sorts of applications. Take a look at some of the surprising ways why and how CBD can help you:

1. CBD also does NOT make you high

If you’re feeling “high,” “funny,” “fuzzy,” “woozy” or “strange,” what you’ve taken probably has THC in it, and is not purely CBD. CBD is simply a molecule that comes from industrial hemp and does not produce any psychoactive effects.

2. CBD already exists naturally in your body 

You actually create your own CBD in your head—literally! Cannabidiol (CBD) is only one of many cannabinoids that is found in mammals and plants. The human brain makes CBD, referred to as an “endocannabinoid.”

3. CBD also exists in plants

The CBD molecule can also be found in plants, and many plant-based foods, like oranges, chocolate, and hops (for beer). No wonder they make you feel so good! In plants they’re referred to as “phytocannabinoids.” 

4. Your body has CBD receptors in every organ

CBD molecules from plants or from our own brains bind to receptors inside our bodies. These receptors are located in the brain, the skin, and on every single organ. The receptor is the lock and CBD is the key. When CBD fits into the receptor, a cascade of positive effects take place, among them a reduction of the body’s production of stress hormones.

5. The benefits of CBD include the facts that you can’t build up a tolerance, or get addicted to CBD

CBD has no known toxic or tolerance effects. In short, it doesn’t build up in your body and you cannot become addicted to it, no matter how much you take.

6. CBD is considered a supplement, and is legal in all 50 states

Although it comes from a cannabis plant, it is very different from marijuana, which is a different cannabis plant altogether. Marijuana use is regulated nationwide, in some form. Pure CBD products, on the other hand, can be used anywhere, any time, without breaking the law. It’s both helpful and harmless.

7. CBD can help fight opioid addiction

NPR recently reported on a study that concluded “CBD can help reduce stress and cravings among people who’ve been addicted to opioids.”  According to research published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, some of the study’s subjects were given CBD and others were given placebos, “Those who received the CBD, they showed a reduction of their craving and they also showed a reduction of their anxiety,” said Yasmin Hurd, director of the Addiction Institute at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. 

8. The benefits of CBD extend to helping people with many different diseases

A study by the World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence said CBD may benefit people diagnosed with common neurological, cardiovascular, inflammatory and autoimmune health issues.

Find out which BioFit 360 CBD products can benefit you! Click here.

 

 

 

Benefits of CBD Oil — 5 Reasons to Introduce Your Parents to CBD Now

It’s never easy to watch the people you love get older, especially when their aging process comes with side effects like chronic pain, sleepless nights and other issues that keep your parents from enjoying life to the fullest.

Benefits of CBD OilIf you have a parent struggling with some of the more stressful aspects of the aging process, CBD oil can be a safe and natural option for relief. Anne, a 72-year-old mother of two and grandmother of 5, describes the CBD tincture she uses as “youth in a bottle.” 

The first thing your parents will probably want to know about CBD is that it’s not like marijuana, and will not get them high. Sure, CBD is a cannabinoid found in plants classified as cannabis, but it’s very different from THC, which is the psychoactive ingredient found in pot, or marijuana, also a cannabis plant. 

CBD derived from industrial hemp (not marijuana) contains no THC, and can offer relief from many symptoms of aging, without the potentially harmful effects of THC. It’s really important that your parents understand this, and it might take a little convincing on your part. Unless your parents were of a certain group who came of age in the 60’s and 70’s, in which case they might be more than fine with all things cannabis related. 

But once the reluctant hear about these five potential benefits of CBD oil, they might just wonder what took you didn’t tell them about it sooner.

  1. Pain Relief  

Almost one-fourth of all US adults suffer from some type of arthritis, and it can significantly impact quality of life. CBD oil has been shown to have a positive effect on chronic pain, including the discomfort associated with arthritic conditions, as well as random joint and muscle aches and pains. Then the there’s the soreness that can result from many physical activities — CBD topical creams can help them all

  1. More Restful Nights  

Insomnia can be a problem at any age, but seniors tend to struggle with sleepless nights more often. Sleep deprivation can increase the risk of falls and accidents and affect a person’s ability to function well throughout the day — we’ve all experienced that. CBD oil  can address factors that contribute to insomnia, such as anxiety, pain, and stress. 

  1. Stronger Bones  

As we age, our bones lose vital density that can leave them brittle and prone to fractures. Some studies suggest that CBD benefits include strengthening bones while reducing inflammation and cell degeneration that can increase the risk for falls and fractures. If a fracture does occur, CBD oil may even support the healing process. 

  1. Reduced Cognitive Decline 

Some new studies are suggesting CBD oil may be beneficial in preserving cognitive function in older adults. One study determined that cannabinoids like CBD could provide anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective effects that could help people with neurodegenerative conditions. While the jury is still out, it is very possible that if your parent takes CBD for other reasons, it could also improve cognitive function as well. 

  1. Mood Enhancement

Age-related changes, such as declining health and increased discomfort or loneliness, can affect your parent’s mood. Depression happens. Stress and anxiety can also increase as aging adults find things more difficult than they used to be. CBD has the ability to combat anxiety and depression, and boost and regulate moods. 

Can the Benefits of CBD Oil Help Your Parents?

When considering the benefits of CBD oil for your parents, make sure you choose a full-spectrum formulation derived from the hemp plant. In addition, be certain that those hemp plants are organically grown, and contain no GMOs. All BioFit 360 products meet those standards.

Are you ready to introduce your parents to the benefits of CBD oil? Check out BioFit 360 today to learn more about our products and find out which ones might be right for your loved ones. 

Everything You Need to Know About Industrial Hemp CBD Products 

You’ve probably heard a lot about the wonders of CBD oil and other products derived from cannabis. Yes, most of what you’ve heard about CBD is true – the good stuff, anyway. But little has been said about where CBD oil comes from — the industrial hemp plant.

Surprised? Did you think industrial hemp products only include things like fibers, paper, plastic, and other non-food grade products? 

The fact is that industrial hemp, like agricultural hemp, can also be used to produce oils, ointments, and even consumable products.

What is industrial hemp?

Industrial HempIndustrial hemp is a strain of the Cannabis sativa plant species. It is specifically grown for the many industrial uses of its derived products, hence the name. It’s sort of a wonder plant, and can be processed into many commercial items including (but not limited to) biofuel, paint, paper, textiles, insulation biodegradable plastics — even food.

One of the major differences between industrial hemp and its agricultural counterpart is the fact that the industrial variety has lower concentrations of THC, while the concentrations of cannabidiol (CBD) is higher. Meaning that it has decreased psychoactive effects.

Three cool facts

To get better acquainted with industrial hemp, let’s look at some cool facts about it:

  1. It’s green

Yes, the color of the growing plant is pretty obvious, but that’s not what we mean. Hemp is one of the most environmentally safe raw materials known to man. For example:

  • An acre of hemp can produce as much fiber as three acres of cotton. Hemp also requires no pesticides and little to no fertilizers.
  • Hemp can be used to make paper and wood only 120 days after being planted. Trees, on the other hand, can take up to 10 years before they can be harvested for the same purpose.
  • Need clean fuel? Hemp could be the answer as it can be converted into clean-burning ethanol fuel. Since it produces more biomass than any known plant species, it has the potential to become a major source of biofuel fuel.
  1. Hemp seeds are a superfood

Hemp seeds contain a powerful protein that is more nutritious than soybeans. The industrial hemp seeds can also be used to make any product that can be derived from soybeans as well, for example: 

  • Veggie burgers
  • Cheese, milk, ice cream,  and butter
  • Tofu
  • Pasta
  • Bread (or cookies)

The list can go on and on. Additionally, hemp seed oil is rich in omega 3 fatty acids, and it’s far more economical to grow than soybean plants.

  1. Industrial hemp works medical wonders

Hemp seed oil is very nutritious and helps promote:

  • Skin health
  • Brain health
  • Heart health 

Oils derived from industrial hemp are also great for treating pain and reducing muscle tension

Renaissance of an ancient super plant

Hemp is one of the first fibers that humanity used to spin into fiber over 10,000 years ago. Throughout the ages, its uses have varied, touching nearly every facet of life. Today, hemp is beginning to reclaim its honor. 

To learn more about hemp products and how CBD oils can help in your specific situation, reach out to us at BioFit today!

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