CBD

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. 

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Thanks for following along!  Xo Kassandra

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

 

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Full spectrum. This means all naturally occurring elements, terpenes and phytochemicals found in the full plant are present.
 

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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
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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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10 Cannabinoids You Need to Know About

THC and CBD… is that it? 

Acting as the two main “ingredients” in marijuana, they’re scientifically called cannabinoids.

But, little do most know, there are DOZENS, if not hundreds, of different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant.

Here, we explore the most studied -   All 10 of them.

THC

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Often known as marijuana’s “flagship” cannabinoid, THC is the poster boy of weed, and is scientifically named Delta(9)-Tetrahydrocannabinol.

As one of the “main” active ingredients in weed, this is what turns you from sober to stoned!.

Not only does it get you high, but it has medicinal values to it as well!s.

It can treat:

  • Crohn’s disease

  • Neuropathy

  • PTSD

  • Cancer

  • Alzheimer’s

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Parkinson’s

  • Arthritis

  • Asthma

  • Glaucoma

  • AIDS/HIV

THC is obviously quite diverse in its abilities to treat diseases, and is held in high esteem among cannabis lovers.


BD

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As you can expect, after THC, there is CBD.

Known as Cannabidiol, this is the cannabinoid most associated with medicinal properties.

With it’s great healing capabilities, here are some of the illnesses or issues that it can help alleviate:

  • Pain relief and inflammation

  • Epilepsy

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Anticancer

  • Schizophrenia

  • Anti-tumor

  • Anti-anxiety

There are even more benefits to CBD than what’s listed.

This video below will tell you everything you need to know about CBD.

CBC

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Unbeknownst to most, there are more than two ingredients inside of marijuana.

One of the more recent discoveries is a cannabinoid called Cannabichromene – CBC for short.

Although the average pot smoker is ignorant to the fact that this exists, CBC is the third most common cannabinoid in weed, and can even rival the amount of CBD content in certain strains! 

CBC does NOT get you “high”… The receptors that it binds to are linked to pain perception – the Vanilloid Receptor 1 (TRPV) and the Transient Receptor Ankyring 1 (TRPA1).

CBC has some of its own unique medical properties.

They include:

  • Anti-fungal

  • Anti-bacterial

  • Antidepressant

  • Encourages new brain cell growth (neurogenesis)

  • Anti-inflammatory

There was a study done that says it even helps digestive issues associated with diarrhea and constipation. While these benefits can be found within the cannabinoid CBC, they work even better in tandem with THC.  This effect is known as the entourage effect. Essentially, isolating CBC and creating a product of just pure CBC would NOT be as effective without its other cannabinoid friends.

CBN

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CBN, or Cannabinol, can be found as a metabolite of THC.

Due to the oxidation of the plant’s chemicals, this means that it’s a byproduct of THC through the aging process..

Among having similar benefits that the other cannabinoids have, its most notable characteristic is that it promotes bone growth.

In most cannabis plants, THC can go up to around 30%.

In comparison, CBN RARELY exceeds 1%!

As for a more mainstream application of this cannabinoid, it would be best suited for its sleep aid properties.

When you’re feeling tired from smoking cannabis, it’s likely due to cannabinol.

CBG

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CBG, or Cannabigerol, is known to treat digestive issues, glaucoma, cancer, skin conditions, and acts as both an antiseptic and a neuroprotective.

As a precursor to THC, CBG converts into THC as marijuana matures over time.

Because of this, there is often a lower amount in most strains. CBG can usually be found in amounts up to 1% of the plant!

 But without CBG, we wouldn’t have the weed we know and love today. It is the “mother cannabinoid” and we have it to thank for producing our desired THC and CBD molecules.

However, CBG has properties that can be utilized for medical purposes so growers and researchers are working on finding ways to increase the amount found in plants.

Since it’s a precursor, some breeders are experimenting with selective genetics and extraction of CBG in the earlier stages of cannabis growth.

THCv

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If you can pronounce this properly on your first try, you deserve an award.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin is a chemical structure that is very similar to that of THC, and will help potentiate the effects of it.

 Similar to THC, THCv has some great benefits attached to it.

 THCv is an anticonvulsant, neuroprotective, and more uniquely, it can even promote weight loss!

In this study, it shows that THCv has potential for reducing body fat and increasing energy levels.

Additionally, a study by GW pharmaceuticals showed promising evidence for THCv treating Type 2 diabetes.  

CBDv

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CBDv, or Cannabidivarin, is to CBD what THCv is to THC.

Mostly found in indicas, this cannabinoid has powerful anti-convulsant properties and is shown to suppress the expression of genes associated with epilepsy!  GW pharmaceuticals actually began a Phase II for clinical studies of cannabidivarin in epilepsy in 2015.

They’re planning for CBDv to become “the next generation of standard epilepsy medication”.

Although it is a very confident statement, the future is looking bright for cannabinoids becoming legitimate medicines for a huge list of diseases and disorders.

Delta(8) – THC

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Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol is what we refer to as THC normally but, did you know there is a Delta-8-Tetrahydrocannabinol as well?!

Although it is quite similar to Delta-9-THC, its potency is nowhere near as strong.

They do, however, have similar effects which include:

  • Antiemetic,

  • Appetite-stimulating

  • Anti-nausea

  • Anticancer

  • Antitumoral

The U.S. National Cancer Institute conducted research to confirm the benefits Delta-8-THC.

Even though these were studies conducted by the NCI, which is funded by the government, we’ve still seen these chemicals demonized by the same government and not approved by the FDA…

THCa

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The last two cannabinoids (that you didn’t know about) are to be found in the plant substance before they’re decarboxylated.

This means that you don’t receive their unique benefits if you heat them up.

But what exactly are these benefits?

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Improves gastrointestinal functions

  • Neuroprotective

  • Antiemetic

  • Insecticide

The insecticide capabilities in THCa may prove to be useful by adding raw cannabis oil to lotions and creams for topical use.

 These benefits present a good reason as to why individuals may consider consuming raw cannabis!

Some might even say… superfood!

CBDa

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As with THCa, CBDa’s benefits can only be redeemed if you eat them raw.

  • Anti-inflammatory

  • Antioxidant

  • Painkiller

  • Anti-proliferative

Anti-proliferatives help slow the spread of malignant cells in the body.

So combined with the other anti-cancer properties of the other cannabinoids we’ve mentioned, the cannabis plant in raw form could be a powerful cancer-fighting substance.

Conclusion about Cannabinoids:

Marijuana plays hosts to plenty of “ingredients” that can help with several different medical issues.

Researchers and growers are working desperately to extract certain cannabinoids to help with specific problems, which will eventually become a huge help in the medical field.

For now in MN, we rely on the benefits of CBD rich extracts.  Shop www.evoqbeauty.com

 

 

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What’s the difference?

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I’m sure you’ve heard a lot about HEMP as of late.   In all varieties, you see it in the market as hemp seeds, hemp powder, and hemp milk. It’s a good alternative as a vegan protein source. I love it in a protein shake as a clean source of protein - minus the bloat.  Hemp is from the plant, Cannabis. This is where it starts to get confusing.

Marijuana is certainly a product that has crossed your consciousness – perhaps you’ve read about the fight for legalization across the country, or you know someone who uses it to treat a health issue, or maybe you enjoy CBD oil to relax and unwind your mind.  

Let’s dig in on the term cannabis. Many people are using the term cannabis instead of marijuana for the sake to de-stigmatize the plant or to elevate it to a more professional level.

The big confusion is knowing how the three terms – hemp, cannabis, and marijuana – are related. And, related they are!

So, here are some super simple facts:

#1: Both hemp and marijuana are cannabis, so the term cannabis can be used to describe either hemp or marijuana.

#2: Hemp and marijuana are different.

#3: Hemp contains less than 0.3% THC – the cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that confers the “high.”

#4: Marijuana is the product that contains more than (sometimes, a lot more than) 0.3% THC.

#5: Both hemp and marijuana contain other cannabinoids (active ingredients in the cannabis plant), such as CBD, which does not confer a “high.”

Back to the confusing issue mentioned in the first paragraphhemp oil.

Hemp oil in large bottles has been available alongside other specialty salad oils in some food markets. The food-based hemp products typically do not contain a significant amount of CBD. Even in some CBD oils, it’s not always clear how much ACTIVE cannabinoids are in a “hemp CBD oil.”   As a formulator of CBD rich organic products, I see this as the most common misunderstanding and sneaky marketing ploy by many companies. It’s still the wild west out there.

In the past few years, hemp oils that contain CBD have flooded the market. Buyer beware, because many times it's confusing to see how much truly "active CBD" is present in a oil.  These oils come in much smaller bottles with droppers for dosing smaller amounts and cost a lot more. You can take alone or add to smoothies and teas and recipes.

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Got it? Hemp and marijuana are cannabis, but hemp is not marijuana.  We’ve given some answers and perhaps spurred more questions, maybe about CBD. Let us know what you’d like to know, and we’ll try to address in an upcoming update.

Till then, enjoy life and keep your endocannabinoid receptors, mind, body and soul in balance!      Warmly,  Kassandra

Facing Cannabis - How Your Skin Benefits.

Treating troubled skin can feel like we’re fighting an uphill battle. From acne to eczema, there are thousands of “solutions” including pills and prescription ointments. Some of us have success. However, others face a fruitless quest for clear and healthy skin.

Fortunately, there's CBD (cannabidiol), which is a plant-based (phytocannabinoid), natural remedy that works with our body's own system.

As we previously discussed, our endocannabinoid system has cannabinoid receptors. Many of these receptors are found in our skin.

Imbalances or damaged receptors cause our skin to flare up. This underlying condition is caused by daily stress, the environment, or even our busy lifestyles. And can cause our skin to present with anything from psoriasis to oily skin. CBD interacts with these receptors on a molecular “lock & key” level to repair our endocannabinoid system and restore balance.

CBD has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and anti-aging properties that treat a wide array of skin conditions. It’s one of the keys that unlocks a healthy, balanced endocannabinoid system.

Another component of this “lock & key” system is Gamma Linolenic Acid (GLA), which is a fatty acid that our bodies naturally produce. As we age, our skin loses GLA and it causes our skin to lose moisture.

Both CBD and GLA are fundamentally essential for optimal skin health. We bring the best of both worlds (and plants) together for a plump and hydrated glow with our skin booster made with one part GLA and one part CBD.

One Part GLA  

Our organically derived hemp synergizes with our rich GLA seed oil formula for maximum results.

The reason we wrinkle and develop dry, dull skin after menopause is because we can no longer make GLA from our food. Over time, our epidermis may lose as much as 50% of its thickness, which accelerates water loss.

When our skin can’t produce enough protective oils, we face a lowered immune system, increased inflammation, and specific immune responses that result in skin flare ups including eczema and psoriasis.

GLA is critical to repair the lipid barrier of our skin, so it can retain hydration for plumper, supple, and smooth skin.

One Part CBD

Our CBD oil affiniatizes with our endocannabinoid system and our potent GLA oils to help our skin grow new cells, discard old ones, and reduce inflammation.

CBD stimulates our body’s endocannabinoid system and reduces free radicals, which encourages our skin to repair and rejuvenate itself.

Harmful free radicals that bombard our skin come from UV and IR (infrared technology saturation). These accelerate ageing, cancer, and impair our skin’s ability to heal. By proactively filling our receptors with CBD, we get ahead of the game and protect our skin from long-term damage.

CBD also works to increase the rate of absorption of other compounds into the skin. Together, with its own properties, the use of CBD in topical cosmeceutical applications results in healthier, protected, more youthful-looking skin and makes it the ideal basis for a new era of groundbreaking, effective, cosmetic treatments.

FULL NATURAL TALENT LIST:

*Borage oil, *Evening Primrose Oil, *Black Currant Oil, *MCT Oil, *Rosehip Oil, Cannabis (50MG), Blue Chamomile Oil, Vitamin E Oil.


Here’s how our products (rich in our essential GLA oils and infused with 100mg of CBD) alleviate troubling skin conditions:  

CBD for Acne

Our body’s endogenous cannabinoids can induce apoptosis of human sebocytes (cells most commonly found in the skin) by telling their CB2 receptors to start the process of cell death.  But our endocannabinoids are easily degraded, so their effects don’t last long. CBD also has powerful antibacterial properties.

CBD for Psoriasis

Keratinocyte is a type of skin cell that produces a protein called keratin, and this protein makes up the skin’s outer layer.  In psoriasis, there is rapid multiplication and growth of these keratinocytes, which accounts for the skin changes associated with this skin disease.  This is, of course, made worse by inflammation.

Now, CBD has the ability to stop the proliferation of keratinocytes. How it does this isn’t yet clear, but the PPAR receptors may seem to play a role since their activation has led to the inhibition of epithelial cell proliferation.

CBD for Basal Cell Carcinoma

It’s a known fact that CBD has shown the ability to control cancer cells and prevent them from growing, proliferating, and spreading. CBD can even prevent angiogenesis, and without its blood supply, cancer growths won’t develop, spread, and invade other tissues.

 

 HOW IT WORKS

Evoq’s CBD Cellular Booster is a potent antioxidant proven to be stranger than than vitamins C and E and omegas. It...

Encourages collagen and elastin renewal by encouraging the growth of new cells and discarding old ones for more radiant, youthful skin.

Helps protect and reverse damage from UV rays, smoke, and environmental pollutants. Pain relief known to be more powerful than THC.

  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Helps control acneic skin.
  • Ease symptoms of psoriasis and eczema.
  • Antibacterial agent.
  • Slows the proliferation of skin tumor cells in-vitro and in-vivo.
  • Effective in the treatment of psoriasis by blocking keratinocyte proliferation.

 


GO INTERNAL
 

Evoq Daily Internal Curing Concentrate

Evoq’s Daily 300MG CBD Oil can be added to anyone's daily routine. It allows simple and instant support for your body, mind, and beauty.

Benefits

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  • Balances the Nervous System
  • Balances the Musculoskeletal System
  • Promotes Mental Clarity, Focus & Memory
  • Supports Calm & Relaxation
  • Supports Healthy Immune & Stress Response
  • Supports Healthy Inflammatory Response
  • Provides Antioxidant Support
  • Supports Healthy Energy & Stamina

 Current State of CBD = Know Thy Source! And Always Educate Thyself!

Our CBD comes from a state-of-the-art cGMP-certified laboratory, and every batch of CBD includes a Certificate of Analysis (COA). An independent scientific testing company tests each batch using high-tech liquid gas chromatography for verification of purity, CBD content, and other cannabinoid content.

Cannabis & Herbal Legends

A New Beginning birthed WELL WITHIN.    

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Frontiers are always moving mankind forward. Those unafraid of risk - pioneer new insights, resulting in solutions that we apply to our everyday lives.

FRONTIERING is part of our ETHOS.

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Cultivating Cannabis  


WHY YOUR BODY'S SYSTEM NEEDS CANNABINOIDS

THE PATHWAY TO OPTIMIZING YOUR HEALTH
+ YOUR  ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) was rediscovered in 1988, which is recent considering its estimated 600 million year origin.

The ECS  plays a central role in the orchestration, maintenance and balance of optimal health and healing – defined as homeostasis.

 YES, your beautiful biology makes it’s own network of endocannabinoids, knowns and the “ECS," which optimizes the health of every cell, tissue and organ.

    Research states these common ailments may be tied to an endo-cannabinoid deficiency.

     

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      FILL THE GAP & FEEL BETTER

    An all natural lock & key

    Think of the ECS like a lock-and-key system naturally found in inside your body.

    The lock (or internal receptor) is always present, waiting for the key.

    If you're deficient in endo-cannabinoids ("endo" meaning inside), it is critical to supplement with phyto-cannabinoids ("phyto" meaning plant) from the cannabis plant just like you may supplement any other nutrient deficiency by applying it internally- daily. 

    Phytocannabioids are the “keys” that activate the receptors that naturally occurring compounds found in the human body – there are two major ones we know of right now – Anandamide and 2AG.

    Phytocannabinoids are plant based cannabinoids that interact with the body the same way the cannabinoids are produced in your body. It’s the phytocannabinoids found in cannabis that make up our Evoq formulas.

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    CURIOUS TO LEARN HOW CBD IS CHANGING LIVES?

    Coming right up.

    Together we'll walk down a path to gain insights how recent cannabis research and products heal our ultimate [BLISS GENES].

    Stay Tuned...

    I'll get specific on how CBD can clear that brain fog, reduce anxiety, enhance your skin (diffusing inflammation and aging) and increase your immune health (energy and happiness).

    Furthermore,  I'll give you the keys to.. 

    Mastering your Health & Beauty through your Endocannabinoid System


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    Daily Evoq Curing Concentrates

    Protect your DNA from inner stress, environmental damage  and even slow down the aging process through whole plant  distillation known as the "Entourage Effect."    Sounds Charlies Angels like, doesn't it?  Ka-POW! 

    Our whole plant CBD oil contains amino acids, carbohydrates, vitamins (including B1, B2, B6, D), fatty acids and more. 

    Delivered in a perfectly homogenized healing concentrate with an array of phospholipids for maximum delivery and efficacy.   


     

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    I'll leave you with a introduction to CBD 

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