RSVP | EATING + DOSING FOR ENERGY

At #BE we believe (pretty sure you do too) that in order to look good, you gotta feel good first! 

We know that if we FEEL GOOD, without force - we naturally experience more joy, are energized and dangit - we look good!   

Right?  It's a progression thing......

It’s why Beauty Ecology is a ONE STOP SHOP for health and wellness  products, in which ride right alongside all our Evoq Beauty hair, makeup and skin care essentials. 

It’s also why we prioritize community and connection by hosting wellness events to bring out inner “ah-ha’s” and solidified information to capture along our transforming journeys. 

 Let’s just call it active, informative and experiential self care. 🙂 

So... wanna know how to HACK YOUR ENERGY  + BLISS GENES?

RSVP ONLY

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Event:  EATING & DOSING FOR ENERGY

Date: AUGUST 22nd  @ Beauty Ecology

Time: 7pm


JOIN our HAPPY HOUR where real women that prioritize their health and research the $h*t out of subject matters share tips you can benefit from.  

A highly sought after workshop previously taught in New York City that's scientifically validated - so you can FEELING GOOD is at your disposal. 

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A non fanatical approach for real women.

EATING + DOSING FOR ENERGY

BE is gladly hosting Steph Jensen, an Eating for Energy Coach, in this unique workshop where she’ll share the foundations of eating for energy.

Walk away with the basics of eating for sustained energy throughout the day so that you can be highly productive and still have energy left over for family, socializing, or getting to the gym at the end of a full day.

You’ll capture:

  • what foods to skip to avoid brain fog and think more clearly

  • the most common habits harmful to energy levels

  • easy strategies so you can feel great and perform at your highest level

  • the number one technique to boost your energy and productivity (instead of hitting a wall at 3 PM).



More About Steph

Steph is an Eating for Energy Coach that helps people increase energy levels and get unhooked from sugar so that they can have fewer cravings, feel energized throughout the day, and function at their peak, bringing more ease and alignment into their lives.

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BONUS!   How CBD can help to improve your mood, energy and more.

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In short, I’ll (Kassandra) give a introduction about Hemp Whole Plant Medicine (CBD)  pharmacology and how it influences a wide variety of receptor systems in body and brain that helps in controlling anxiety, addiction, depression, and improve energy levels and fight mood swings.

Claim your seat … they're limited!  
Email hello@beautyecology.com for any questions.


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Don’t miss how the top health hacks on energizing nourishment and nutrition and how your endocannabinoid system and phytocannabinoids may bring you energy and complete calm - at the same time.  

XO Kassandra

 

Aging Skin & the Root of it All

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Is inflammation the culprit to all skin inefficiencies?

At Beauty Ecology, we see our clients struggle to pinpoint what results they’re wanting to specifically achieve when getting a facial, let alone have ultimate trust that it’ll work.  

Of course every woman wants to reduce fine lines, wrinkles or pesky adult acne or sun spots.  

 Wouldn’t it nice if there was one trigger to identify and better understand so you could address overall skin health- all at once?!

Hmmmm… Posing that means I’ve got a unicorn answer, right?

Yupper - by the end of this quick read, you’ll mostly likely agree that a skincare routine loaded in anti-inflammatory tactics is the most effective way to treat many skin concerns. As you know, I’m dedicated to always get to the root of the matter.  

Let’s jump in. 


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“My face isn’t red or agitated, so what’s this that my skin’s inflamed?”

First off,  each facial at BE is customized for your real time “needs” – and almost 75% of these “needs” are related to reduce fine lines, sun spots, and acne - but what your skin pro is REALLY focusing on …

(1) regenerative cellular health and      (2) calming inflammation.

We associate “inflamed skin” as an allergic reaction, a rash or hives. However, inflammation can take many forms and has many triggers.  The most alarming are the new studies validating that blue light from our tech obsessive lifestyles constantly put the skin into a low grade inflammatory (stressed) state.   In fact, it’s proven that most (if not all) aging stems from inflammation. I review the other key assaults further later.

Inflammation? It’s all good!

Heard it right!  It’s “good” because inflammation is our body’s built-in defense system to protect itself, as well as a great assistant in healing after an injury and is then designed to subside after your body is back to normal.

Here’s the rub.  

However, our modern day hustled and certain environments trigger long-term inflammation to stay constant in the body and contributes to unwanted skin conditions (and other ailments).

Common signs are:

- blotchy redness

- early signs of aging

- uneven hyper-pigmentation  

- stubborn breakouts

- Rosacea


Where could inflammation be coming from?

 | It’s either an external or internal source |

The healing power’s in your hands.  
Besides the obvious external environmental pollutants, external triggers causing chronic inflammation stem from forgetting to apply protective SPF, over-exfoliating and using chemical laden skincare products that don't keep your skin pH balanced.  Others triggers may be from harsh fragrances, essentials oils (80% of oils are adulterated) and using facial room technology or acids that are over abrasive on the skin.


Healing - It’s an inside job.  Let’s start there.

Stress says it all.  Due to the hormone, cortisol being elevated during stressful times, (short term is ok) and can backfire and catalyze long term inflammation. We know stress is hard to control, and ironically engaging in the 5 sensory engaged facial experience, scientifically validates the body is calmed, relaxed and able to reduce these inflammation markers.  In addition to that, the value add in a professional facial are result oriented treatments followed with anti-inflammatory calm-down techniques and home care products to keep the good vibes rolling. We’ll leave a meditation practice up to you!


Aging  and Commitment

We don’t attribute to the “anti-aging” panacea, but realistically age defying products need to be committed to for short and long term skin health.  If inflammation causes a weakened moisture barrier, meaning you skin loses its ability to retain water - you will remain dehydrated, leading to fine lines and thinned skin.   

- Inflammation causes collagen and elastin to break down at faster rates.

- Inflammation is also associated with adult breakout activity and is much more likely to leave behind a darkened spot. Picking those breakouts induces trauma that causes more inflammation,  and a longer healing time.


Self Care + the Ripple Effect on Inflammation
 

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It takes awareness and action within our daily habits to bring true self-care. These efforts fundamentally include getting proper sleep and exercise combined with nourishing the body inside and out will help to keep inflammation at bay.

What we put in our body truly reflects the outer results (good and bad),  so do your best to avoid foods that cause inflammation ( saturated fats, fried foods, sugar, and refined carbohydrates). Focus on skincare loaded with antioxidant-rich fruits and botanics, healthy omega 3 & 6 essential fatty acids, hemp and Vitamins A, C & E.


Anti-inflammatory Recommendations  

CLEANSE: For soothing cleansers, check out Soothing Lavender Milk Cleanser.

TREAT: Our top inflammation-inhibiting treatment booster does more than calm - it's regenerative and antioxidant quenching properties are transformative! 

PROTECT: To protect you skin from damage even further, add a super-charged nutritive moisturizer  that oxygenates and reduces fine lines.    

SHEILD: To top off your routine, it's critical to use a chemical free broad-spectrum   SPF.   To assure you're getting your Vitamin D + Protection,  Evoq's Day Lite Prep & Protect  Moisturizer (SPF 35) is a perfect match and great for evening out most skin tones. 


LONG TERM PREVENTION + SCIENCE

The IN & OUT of Cannabis Skin Transformation

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Several peer-reviewed dermatological studies performed in recent years have suggested that CBD, a cannabis active compound, might have anti-inflammatory or beneficial properties for various skin disorders.

Signs of aging is a result of oxidative stress caused by free radicals.

So hows CBD work?  The dense amount of antioxidants including vitamin C and vitamin E  bring therapeutic potential for a number of inflammatory and neurodegenerative disorders.  CBD also sends messages to the CB2 receptors to essentially take a chill pill. 

Bulk up your routine with CBD's protective nutrients from natural sources to prevent inflammation, and you’ll never have to choose which skincare goal you to focus on. You’ll be multitasking for the win!  Here's the OUTER & INNER

In closing,  it's fair to say that inflammation is a major catalyst that needs attention when it comes to optimizing our inner and outer health and and skin health (call it aging if you must).  Awareness, self care and quality ancillary products are all part of the equation. 

 

Till next time!  xo . Kassandra

 

Two Quick Mid-summer Style Ideas [tutorial inside]

This summer has been pretty dang steamy. 
I hear ya (and every client that enters my chair)  ...

"Kassandra, my hair is SO DRY!" 

I'll clue you in on the why and how humidity zaps your locks later, but for now let's cool down with some quick mid-summer styles!


 [ The Top Knot Half Bun ]

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The Half Bun is a easy way to style for any season and works great on chin length to collar length hair.   

It's especially great for that wash and go summer look!  It's best when the hair has a slight bend or wave to keep the look modern.  

This can work on second-day, late in the day or at the beach hair. 

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Side-swept Braid ]

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This is a great look for a fast early-morning style for work, an evening out or for a go-to style while at the beach or pool. 

Side swept braids are mostly reserved for longer hair lengths, certainly doable for a medium length side sweep. 

Shampoo and condition hair the night before and allow to air dry while sleeping to give your hair a un-tamed look.  

The tutorial may be a bit advanced, but it's a general tutorial for braiding hte bang area back and combining it with the longer mermaid braid. :) 

For hair left out, add a few bends and waves, perfect for this not-meant-to-be perfect style. 

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STAY COOL!   xo Kassandra

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The Top Questions on Cannabis & Your Skin

Hola!

It’s no surprise that Cannabidiol (CBD) is showing up everywhere. Our CBD patrons at Beauty Ecology are returning with heart warming feedback on how it’s helped them in a variety of ways.

Proof from scientific studies validate the relief of symptoms from depression, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, and so much more.

The question eventually arises, how does it work? How are all of these people all of the sudden getting better?  We’re now discovering solutions to ancient old problems and the inner workings of the endocannabinoid system.

CBD Debrief
The endocannabinoid system works by utilizing certain receptors that are found all over the body. These receptors are called CB1 and CB2. Each of them has their own role to play in the endocannabinoid system, and each receptor is vital to homeostasis.

The old stigma in the way of how to consume cannabis is to simply smoke it. Cannabis can bless the mind and body in a variety of ways, such as; tinctures, oils, capsules, edibles, infused beverages, suppositories, lotions, and balms.

To make sure you know the difference of how cannabis interacts with the endocannabinoid and endocrine system, today I’m giving you insights about using cannabis topically on the skin.

Here’s the bank of answers I pulled from what is commonly questioned!

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Q. Do THC and CBD get absorbed into the skin?

A. YES. Both THC and CBD are lipophilic, or fat-loving, with molecular weights below 400. That means these cannabinoids are absorbable through skin.

The skin’s cannabinoids affect all compartments of the skin by acting on various cell types and contribute to the skin’s healthy physiological function.

In depth, when activation of cannabinoid receptors  (CB1 or CB2) are engaged, these functions of epidermal cells are modified – whether through proliferation, differentiation or apoptosis (cell death) – which are all important processes for the healthy physical defense of the body.  

On Skin Conditions

CB2 receptors are very active in the skin. Symptoms of a malfunctioning endocannabinoid system can result in dermal issues like eczema and psoriasis. How’s it heal?

  1. CB2 helps replenish old skin cells, it heals damaged ones, and throws out the dead ones. It also reduced inflammation, which is a prominent symptom of skin disease.

  2. CB2 receptors are underneath the epidermis, so by applying topical CBD, the pain receptors are dulled, which can help with painful conditions.

Q: When absorbed into the skin, does it translate into the bloodstream?

A: YES, however the amount absorbed depends on several factors, such as the type of topical ( cream or balm),  combined ingredients in the topical, dermal thickness, and where it’s applied.
 

It’s important to seek out products that are free from synthetics and a lot of “fillers” that simply drives down price - and its benefits.

Q: Can you get high from a topical containing THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis?

A: Possibly, but doubtful.  You’d have to be swimming in it to feel the psychotropic effects of THC.

Q: What’s the difference between topicals and patches?

A: The primary difference between topicals and patches is that topicals provide immediate release of the cannabinoid, while patches are designed for slow release over a period of time.

Patches are often used when individuals require continual delivery of the product, such as with chronic pain.

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 JUST THE TIPS (and the skin benefits of cannabis bud)

  1. An extra source of vitamins — We all know it’s hard to consume foods rich in all the nutrients our bodies need to be healthy. By adding CBD infused products to your skincare regime, you have one less thing to worry about knowing that your skin is getting all the Vitamin E and C it needs to protect it from any sun damage and make sure it stays firm and tight for longer. It also has Vitamin A and D, which thanks to their regenerative qualities can undo years of dry and flaky skin.

  2. No more breakouts — Regularly applying hemp CBD oil to your skin provides it with healthy fatty acids, which are often found to be lacking in people with acne. Plus, it has antibacterial properties which treat infection (a major contributor to acne). But that’s not all! Fatty acids also protect and strengthen your skin’s outer layer resulting in fresher younger looking skin.

  3. Fool your skin about your age — What if you could trick your cells into thinking they were 10 years younger? According to a study published in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology cannabinoid receptors in the brain, that form part of the endocannabinoid system, which interact with CBD to increase our body’s natural ability to grow new skin cells. What does this all mean? CBD boosts your body’s regenerative process and actually encourages younger skin.

  4. Stop itching   — CBD has been linked to help with conditions as severe as eczema. Instead of using cortisone for your next rash, consider the natural alternative of CBD which can battle dermatitis while hydrating your skin and eliminating dryness… Anyone who has experienced a New England winter knows how persistent and itchy dry skin can be!

  5. Moisture — hydration, hydration, hydration: the dermatologist’s mantra. Thanks to omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, cannabinoid oil is nature’s most effective moisturizer.

  6. If you have other skin conditions — although this is still pretty groundbreaking research, CBD oil has been used to help treat or help relieve symptoms from psoriasis, eczema, allergies, and even skin cancer, with successful results

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Want to FULLY EXPERIENCE HOW IT WORK?

Here, you can really see how impactful CBD is on our endocrine system (skin).  Take a SCROLL through this skin + cannabis experience! http://www.phytecs.com/tour-the-ecs/the-ecs-in-skin/

Want to try it for yourself?  Give your skin a boost with a shot of our Organic Cannabidiol topical skin remedy. 

 Evoq CBD + GLA Skin Oil

 

Thanks for following along!  Xo Kassandra

SEA ACTION - 10 Oceanic Ways to Age Defying Skin

SKIN + SEA

IS IT ALL YOU NEED?

DIVE IN! 


If you desire healthy, youthful skin, there are vital nutrients needed to promote cellular renewal and collagen synthesis. For the most part, our diets not provide you with all of the nutrients you need to achieve the desired results.

When used at the right percentage and each ingredient synergistically empowers the other, nature can give us an abundant source of life and skin action.  

he ocean is the absolute apex of mineral water, and its molecular makeup is nearly identical to our own cellular makeup - making it biomimetic and instantly usable.    

Naturally, we can tap into that power of oceanic building blocks to restore the missing nutrients needed.

At Evoq, each product taps into the depths of the sea with natural, organic and wild-crafted extracts that provide instant replenishment. When used daily, over time your skin will be restored back to its youthful glow by utilizing seaweed - the perfect food for your skin!

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10 therapeutic properties of sea algae great for your health — both on the inside and the outside.

Brimming full of sea nutrients.  

Small Batch  |  Food Grade  |  Filler Free  | Gluten Free  |  Organic

 

1. DNA Repair

- One of the biggest threats to your skin’s health is the sun.

- Overexposure to the sun changes your skin’s DNA.

- Marine plankton repairs sun-damaged DNA with enzymes..

- Works as quickly as two hours when applied as a topical cream.

- Recent studies show plankton may even prevent skin cancer.

 

2. Youth-Renewing Skin Effects

- Many types of seaweed contain L-Fucose.

- This sugar molecule strengthens skin’s collagen and elastin..

- Reduces signs of aging and firms and plumps your skin.

- Topical seaweed treatments that contain L-Fucose thickens your dermis.

- A thicker dermis means less visible wrinkles and an uplifting effect for younger-looking skin.

 

3. Nutrient-Richness for Cellular Regeneration

- Seawater contains all of the known elements of life.

- Seaweed get their nutrients from seawater.

- Seaweed becomes a rich storehouse of life-giving elements.

- Utilize marine plants to deliver all of the sea’s nutrients right to your skin.

- Seaweed supports and speeds up cellular regeneration.

- Seaweed baths infuse your skin with magnesium, potassium, iodine, copper, and zinc, which promote the creation of collagen.

 

4. Smooths and Hydrates

- Marine polysaccharides found in seaweed are natural moisturizers.

- Seaweed locks in moisture, reduces inflammation, and smooths and firms.

 

5. Stimulates Collagen Production

- Cold-water seaweed creates special peptides

- These peptides stimulate collagen production and firm your skin.

 

6. Reduces Inflammation and Improves Skin Conditions

- Many factors trigger an inflammatory response in our skin.

- Prolonged inflammation speeds up the aging process.

- Two of the most powerful anti-inflammatory agents are plentiful in seaweed.

- Applied topically, they can help treat rosacea, eczema, and dermatitis.

 

7. Imparts Antioxidants to Your Skin

- Free radical exposure attacks your skin and impacts your overall health.

- Seaweed is the richest source of antioxidants and carotenoids.

- Creates a protective shield against free radicals to prevent aging and protect your health.

 

8. Increases Metabolism and Promotes Healthy Weight Loss

- Giant kelp helps you slim down thanks to iodine and carotenoids.

- Seaweed supplements boost metabolism.

- Stubborn and unwanted fat is burned.

- Seaweed wraps and baths reduce cellulite and defines your legs.

 

9. Flushes Out Toxins

- Seaweed is chock full of calcium and magnesium.

- These two minerals help your body get rid of toxins.

- Seaweed wraps stimulate return circulation to flush out toxins.

- Improves water retention, cellulite, and other degenerative age-related conditions.

 

10. Balances Your Hormones

- Iodine in seaweed helps your reproductive organs balance estrogen levels.

- Estrogen imbalances cause many health-related issues for women.

- Breast cancer, advanced aging, weight gain, and reproductive issues.

- Topical treatments along with a seaweed supplement help balance estrogen.

Utilizing seaweed is like tapping into the very source of life itself. Seaweed gives us a host of gifts that restore and replenish our bodies inside and out. At Evoq, we’ve taken advantage of these amazing properties to give you products that are natural and truly medicinal.

Mellow Yellow Coconut Milk Recipe

This incredible nourishing recipe can be used in a myriad of ways.  Drink it straight up or pour over a fresh batch of sautéed veggies and chicken! 

Star Ingredient Benefits: 

Turmeric: Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and antioxidant properties. Currently being studied for its anti-cancer effects and reverse effects of Alzheimer's

Curcumin: A compound in turmeric that makes it bright yellow and gives it spice. Increased absorption when combined with fat and black pepper.

Piperine: A compound found in black pepper, which increases the bioavailability of otherwise hard to absorb curcumin

Ginger: A powerful root with strong anti-inflammatory properties as well as anti-oxidative and anti-cancer effects. Also aids in soothing the digestive system.

Evoq 300MG Cannabidiol: CBD, a medicinal cannabinoid that produces no “high.” CBD relieves pain and anxiety and research has shown it to have anti-inflammatory and neuro-protection properties.  Completely THC Free. 

Prep: 10 mins

Cook: 5 mins

Yields: 2 servings


Mellow Yellow Coconut Milk Recipe

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Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp CBD coconut oil
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 2 cups unsweetend coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 tbsp grated fresh turmeric, peeled
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

 

 


Directions

1  Whisk together the CBD oil and honey until combined. Set aside.

2  Heat coconut milk, ginger, turmeric, black pepper and cinnamon in a small pot over medium heat.

3  Bring to a simmer and cover. Simmer for 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Remove from heat and cool.

4  Once cool, strain liquid and stir in CBD honey. Serve warm or pour over ice.

** Set a good vibe intention and delight in the nourishments of self care - your intentions are pure. **

xo   Kassandra

 

*NEW* CBD + CBG HARMONIC RE-LEAF TINCTURE

GROUND DOWN & RISE UP with our NEW POTENT 1000 MG CBD + CBG Full Spectrum Tincture!

I am SO ecstatic to reveal the LAUNCH of our medicinal CBD + CBG concentrate!

Not only does it provide the benefit of two cannabinoids, but it also is brimming FULL of healing TERPENES!   

WHY WOULD YOU DOSE 1000MG vs OUR 300MG? 

THE FULL BENNY! 

1000 MG CBD + CBG HARMONIC RE-LEAF TINCTURE
 
Nutritional Supplement Facts:
Serving Size  12ml (4 drops)
Serving Per Bottle: Approx. 60
 
Amount/Serving % Daily Value
Cannabidiol (CBD) 8MG
Cannabigerol (CBG) 8MG

 

Full Plant and Nutritional Organic Ingredients:
GRAS food grade oil extracts, (citrus blend, peppermint, spearmint, cinnamon), Cannabidiol (CBD), Oleic Acid, Avocado Oil, Coconut Oil, Primrose Oil, Lecithin, USP grade natural plant Terpenes (b-caryophyllene, trans b-ocimene, d-limonene, b-pinene)
Directions:   Take 2 Drops AM | PM and additional drops around intense times of extra needed relief!  Store in a cool dark place; shake well before each use.
 
Extreme Purity
Your Tincture is 100% active based with no hidden blended oils to cut it’s purity or efficacy. 
No alcohol. No sugar. No diluting fillers.
Non-GMO, 100% vegetarian and gluten free. 
No heavy metals, pesticides or residual solvents.
Full spectrum. This means all naturally occurring elements, terpenes and phytochemicals found in the full plant are present.
 

What it is:
This full spectrum Naturopathic healer includes CBD and CBG extract.  Brimming full of cannabinoids, cannabinoid acids, phytocannabinoids, and terpenes. The dual activated CBD and CBG provides a powerful medicinal dose to rapidly be absorbed under the tongue for faster relief.  Significantly different from most CBD on the market, we build a powerful synergistic combination of terpenes to 10x your healing experience. Perfect for Mobile Use or Travel
 
CBD + CBG Sublingual Benefits:
Fast Acting and Long Lasting Relief.
Neurologic Formula
Stimulates Neurogenesis-Regeneration of Brain cells
Reduces Inflammation & Anxiety.
Minimizes Muscle Spasticity, Tension, & Pain
Provides a Concentrated, Precise, and Discreet Dose.
 
Cannabinoids and the Entourage Effect
CBD and CBG are believed to have synergetic properties, meaning they are more effective together than they are alone. This phenomenon is known as the entourage effect. It helps explain why isolated CBD extracts are not as effective as full spectrum medicine.
 
Terpenes
Terpenes provide the distinctive therapeutic benefits by each profilet, as well as providing an important role in the overall entourage effect.

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Why Full Spectrum CBD?
Full Spectrum CBD oils incorporate an assortment of cannabinoids that occur naturally in industrial hemp. New studies declare that Full Spectrum CBD Oil benefits benefit the body 10 fold by providing the body with an “entourage” effect  by including all the compounds which work together synergistically, increasing the medicinal value.
 
Natural + Organic Ingredients:
Gras Food Grade Oil Extracts of Grapefruit, Lemon, Lemongrass, Orange, Cinnamon, Black Cumin Seed Oil, Oleic Acid, Avocado Oil, Coco Oil, Primrose Oil, Usp Grade Natural Plant Terpendes Of A-pinene, B-caryophyllene, Limonene, Myrcene, Ocimene, D3 Carene, Eucalyptol
Consumer Safety Seal & Cannabis Transparency Standards Certified – contains only pure, lab-tested, full spectrum CBD and CBG oil.
 

Key Natural Ingredients:
Cannabigerol (CBG)
A non-psychoactive cannabinoid that is believed to block the psychoactive effects of THC. CBG has analgesic, antibacterial, anti-epileptic, anti-inflammatory, anti-insomnia, anti-proliferative, bone stimulant, and neurogenic (promotes growth of new brain cells) effects.

 
Cannabidiol (CBD) 

CBD is the main non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. CBD has a wide range of therapeutic uses and is found throughout the seeds, stalk, and flowers of cannabis plants — including hemp and marijuana. Unlike many of the 100+ cannabinoids that we are currently aware of, cannabidiol naturally occurs in significant quantities in cannabis, so it is easily extracted from the plant in the form of cannabis oil.

Analgesic
Antibacterial
Anti-diabetic (reduces blood sugar)
Antidepressant
Anti-epileptic
Anti-inflammatory
Reduces the risk of artery blockage
Helps psoriasis
Antioxidant
Bone stimulant
Immunosuppressive
Neuroprotective
 

Black Cumin Oil
Has three potent phytochemicals: thymoquinone (TQ), thymohydroquinone (THQ) and thymol. It’s also rich in beta sitosterol, myristic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, palmitoleic acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, arachidonic acid, proteins, vitamins B1, B2 and B3, calcium, folic acid, iron, copper, zinc and phosphorus. The three phytochemicals and active ingredients carry the potent anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, and medicinal properties.

 Key Terpenes

Delta 3 Carene
Known for it’s powerful anti-inflammatory, brain and bone regenerative attributes!


Anti-Inflammatory:  A strong anti-inflammatory allowing relief for helping fibromyalgia, arthritis, autoimmune issues and various other health conditions that result from systemic inflammation.
Speedy Bone Healing:  Can be very effective in promoting the speedy healing of bones. Researchers are thus optimistic that Carene could be used in the future for the treatment of various bone-related conditions such as osteoarthritis and osteoporosis and help older adults where the bones often have a hard time fully mending on their own.
Sedative: It helps in slowing down brain function in case of insomnia. This means that delta 3 carene can be used as a depressant for the central nervous system.
Anti-Fungal: Been shown to be an effective anti-fungal treatment.  
Memory Stimulation:  Found to increase memory retention and stimulate memory.
 
Eucalyptol
Eucalyptol is primarily useful in the treatment of pain and inflammation, but it can also serve as an antifungal and insecticide.  In 2000, scientists studied the effects of eucalyptol and concluded that it had the potential to act as an anti-inflammatory and analgesic agent. Several years later, two studies confirmed these beliefs by proving that eucalyptol was useful in the treatment of rhinosinusitis (sinus inflammation) and colitis (colonic inflammation). Scientists continued to test the anti-inflammatory benefits of eucalyptol and, in 2013, another study concluded that this terpene could also be used to treat pancreatitis. Eucalyptol's anti-inflammatory properties could help treat Alzheimer's disease by reducing neuroinflammation in addition to reducing inflammation throughout the body.

Analgesic – Relieves pain.
Antibacterial – Slows bacterial growth.
Anti-Fungal – Inhibits the growth of fungus.
Anti-Inflammatory – Reduces inflammation systemically.
Anti-Proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth.
Antioxidant – Prevents the damage of oxidation to other molecules in the body
 
Myrcene
Myrcene is the most prevalent terpene and is found in most varieties of cannabis. Myrcene concentration dictates whether a strain will have an Indica or Sativa effect. Strains containing over 0.5% of myrcene produce a more sedative high, while strains containing less than 0.5% myrcene have an energizing effect. Myrcene is also present in thyme, hops, lemongrass, and citrus.

Helps ease pain
Decreases inflammation
Relaxes muscles
Aids in rest and sleep
 
Limonene
Limonene is a dominant terpene in strains with a pronounced Sativa effect. It is also found in the rinds of citrus fruits. Limonene aids in the absorption of other terpenes through the skin and mucous membranes, and has been used to treat anxiety and depression.
 
Fights tumors
Fights bacterial infections
Helps stimulates the immune system
relieves depression and anxiety
Helps gastric reflux and ulcers
 
Pinene
Pinene accounts for cannabis’ familiar odor, often associated with pine trees and turpentine. It’s the most common naturally occurring terpenoid and acts as both an anti-inflammatory and a bronchodilator.

Helps dilate the bronchial tube
Reduce inflammation
Kills bacteria
Increase cognitive function
 
Beta-Caryophyllene
β Caryophyllene is the only terpene known to interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (CB2). Caryophyllene oxide takes part in the defence system of plants and is the only terpene known to interact with the body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS) via cannabinoid receptor 2 (CB2).  It produces high anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects.  
 
Analgaesic – pain relief
Anti-bacterial – Slows bacterial growth
Anti-depressant – Relieves symptoms of depression
Anti-fungal – Caryophyllene and Cannabichromene (CBC) join in defence against fungi and caryophyllene oxide has shown clinical effectiveness against certain fungal infections
Anti-inflammatory on two levels, one is blocking prostaglandins’ inflammatory pathway (also occurs with myrcene and pinene), the other is as a CB2 agonist
Antioxidant – Prevents oxidation damage to other molecules in the body
Anti-proliferative – Inhibits cancer cell growth
Anxiolytic – Helps relieves anxiety
Gastric protection effects
Neuroprotective – Slows damage to the nervous system and brain.
 
Ocimene  
In nature this terpene acts as part of the plants defenses and possesses antifungal properties. 

Antiviral
Antifungal
Antiseptic
Decongestant
Antibacterial
 
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Is Cannabis (CBD) Safe with Other Medications?

Are you currently thinking about taking CBD, but too nervous to because you're on a medication?   This subject matter comes up a lot, so I thought I'd break it down quickly to bring clarity to the nuances of CBD and drug interactions. 

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 80 phytocannabinoids, or chemical compounds, produced by the cannabis plant.  Starting off, Cannabidiol (CBD) itself has no dangerous interactions with other drugs you may be taking.

The breakdown of CBD and Drug interactions is all in the PATHWAY.

How?   Lets dig in!

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Just How Safe is CBD Oil?

Hemp’s cannabidiol continues to be one of the safest alternative therapies on the market. In a review published in 2017, entitled “An Update on Safety and Side Effects of Cannabidiol,” a Clinical Data author asserted: "In general CBD is the most commonly reported side effects that are relatively rare and mild.   

Comparably to the laundry list of drug symptoms - CBD has a short list of that few experience such as feeling tired or changes in appetite. Everyone has various levels of sensitivities, let alone the importance of making sure you’re buying high quality CBD!

How Does Your Body Metabolize CBD?

It’s important to understand how the human body processes CBD.   Essentially, our body breaks CBD down through metabolization, just like other oral drugs by entering the digestive tract.  Here, they absorbs through the stomach lining into the hepatic portal system. This system is a vital system of veins connecting the stomach to the liver, and also acts as one of the body’s filter systems.

Once CBD enters the liver, it soaks up the P450 enzyme processing capability, inhibiting its ability to break down any other hepatically metabolized drugs. The cytochrome P450-complex enzyme becomes entirely preoccupied with processing CBD, with little to no room to break down other compounds also awaiting metabolization.

While the P450 enzyme interact with CBD, the body virtually stops processing any other pharmaceuticals with the same metabolic pathway. Interestingly, it's not the only P450 inhibitor to worry about.

Grapefruit Too?

Yup, something as natural and nourishing as a grapefruit comes with a similar warning about possible drug interaction. Physicians have long advised their patients to steer clear of grapefruit when taking certain medications.

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If you do wish to pursue CBD as a co-therapy to other drugs, consider seeking medical advice and adjust dosages of any medications only on the recommendation of a doctor.

On the FLIP side, there is also a positive benefit to CBD hemp oil interaction with the P450 enzyme. Once we can make it proven through more robust studies, patients may be able to reduce their dose of other medications if CBD substantially increases the expected potency.

What Drugs Could CBD Interact With?

All drugs mainly metabolized by the liver pose a risk for adverse CBD drug interaction. Considering that 60 percent of clinically prescribed medication is metabolized in the liver via the P450 enzyme, it's not feasible to list them all here. Some of the most common types of medications which may trigger CBD hemp oil interactions include:

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  • HIV Antivirals

  • Steroids

  • Benzodiazepines

  • Antihistamines

  • Calcium Channel Blockers

  • Fentanyl

  • Macrolide Antibiotics

 


Cannabidiol (CBD) itself has no dangerous interactions, but it may interact with other drugs you may be taking according to medical journals.   Here's a list of possible drug interactions.

Let’s review again.  Simply put…

When taking a dose of CBD, your body’s P450 enzymes will be temporarily inactive.   When enzymes are inactive, it becomes much harder for your body to process almost every drug out there.

This means:

Taking lots of CBD will greatly increase the effects of any prescriptions drugs on your body. As they cannot be processed, the drugs will just stay in your body instead of being digested as they should.

The Good & Bad

The good side is that there may be a possibility reduce the amount of powerful prescription medications you take (speak to your physician before beginning or stopping medication). Regardless of what you take, it’s always best to put less artificial drugs into your body.

The bad side is just that you need to be careful. If you are taking CBD make sure to talk to a medical professional, and reduce the amount of prescription drugs you are taking.

So if you’re uber nervous, before adjusting any current prescriptions, or deciding to use CBD in conjunction with other drugs, always speak to a qualified medical professional.

From experience, many of my clients have been able to significantly lower the dosages of drugs they are using for a variety of ailments and symptoms.  This is the entire reason why CBD can benefit many - with the hope of reducing our use of drugs for everything from anxiety, insomnia, pain and headaches.

Making sure you’re purchasing very high quality CBD is a WHOLE OTHER SUBJECT.

Till next time!  Email me with any questions or concerns!  Hello@beautyecology.com

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