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Four Wellness Reasons to Use Body Butter with Hemp Oil

Skin care is part of any good wellness routine. And rightfully so, since our outward appearance can have a tremendous positive impact on our overall physical and mental health. It’s not vanity, it’s taking care of your body. When it comes to dry or irritated skin, you probably have go-to lotions, moisturizers, and body butters, but because our bodies are constantly changing, you should always consider exploring new options to ensure that your skin is receiving the best possible care. Here are our top four reasons and benefits for using a body butter that includes Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil.

  1. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Contains Hundreds of Skin-Loving Nutrients

    When you use a body butter that contains Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil (not just one with CBD) your skin will receive the natural vitamins and minerals found in hemp oil, like vitamin A and E, potassium, and magnesium.

  2. Better for Your Pores

    Oils are rated on a scale of 0–5 by how much or how little they will clog your pores. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil gets a rating of zero, which means that it’s the least likely to clog your pores. This makes it an ideal oil to use in body butters.

  3. The Lipids In Hemp Oil Are Similar to the Lipids in Your Skin

    Lipids are our skin’s natural fats. They are responsible for a number of important roles, from helping keep our skin hydrated to protecting it from damage. It turns out that the lipids in our skin are very similar to the lipids found in hemp oil.

  4. Loaded with Skin-Calming Omega-6 Fatty Acids

    In addition to lipids, there is an abundant amount of omega-6 fatty acids in hemp oil. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is one of the many ways to supplement your body’s omega-6 fatty acids, which may help prevent skin rashes and irritation. 

These are our top four reasons to make the switch to a Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil body butter like Synchronicity. Many skincare companies are even starting to add hemp oil to their products because of its beneficial nutrients. But again, it’s hard to determine the source of the hemp oil used in these products. Because Synchronicity Body Butter is only made with our sustainably farmed whole-hemp plants, you know that you’re getting the best possible Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for your skin. Don’t accept rough and irritated skin, get soft skin that’s healthy and full of life.

Benefits of Hemp Oil Capsules

Should I Add Hemp Oil Capsules to My Wellness Routine?

We’re always exploring the many forms that hemp oil comes in, so let’s take a deeper look at capsules and if they should join your daily supplement routine. Hemp oil capsules, or pills as they are sometimes called, are one of the most common ways to get the benefits of the hemp plant. These tiny capsules, like the high-quality ones from Synchronicity, are easy to swallow, easy to carry, and easy to manage your dosage.

Why Take Hemp Oil Capsules?

As you determine which form of hemp oil is right for you, here are some reasons why capsules could be the way to go.

First, it’s important to note that the physical benefits from capsules versus other ingestible forms of hemp oil remain the same. So say you’re hoping for better sleep, then either capsules or tinctures may be a good fit for you. However, the quality of the product you take might result in different efficacy. It is always important to know how your product is made to ensure you are putting the best into your body.

Here are a couple good reasons to take capsules over other ingestible forms.

  • Controlled Serving Size: Since each capsule contains a predetermined amount of hemp oil, you always know exactly how much you are taking. Tinctures have a dropper with measurements on the side to allow for fluctuation in dosage, but you have to be disciplined in knowing how much or little you are taking each time.
  • Portability: Like your other supplements, hemp oil capsules allow you to add them to your pill case for easy transportation if you take your supplements throughout the day.
  • Easy to Swallow: The small capsules are simply taken orally with water which eliminates the taste factor. Hemp oil products definitely don’t have the same stigma that fish oil has in regard to flavor, but since hemp might not be as familiar to your taste buds it can take some getting used to. Capsules reduce that factor.
  • Easily Integrates into Your Wellness Routine: Since capsules are a common way to take other supplements, this form makes it easy to include them in your daily schedule.

Okay, So What’s the Difference Between Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, and CBD Capsules?

Starting to think capsules are for you? Then next make sure you are taking a product that works the hardest for you. Keep in mind that all hemp oil and CBD products contain .3% or less THC in them to meet the legal requirement.

  • Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Capsules
    Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products like Synchronicity are made from whole hemp plants. Which means you get all the benefits of the plant including CBD. Scientists have found that the individual hemp plant nutrients tend to work better in the body when together. So it begs the question, why just get one nutrient when you can get them all?

  • Hemp Seed Oil Capsules
    As the name suggests, this type of oil is made from pressing the hemp seeds. Sometimes people use hemp seed oil and hemp oil interchangeably, but there is a difference. You’ll most commonly find hemp seed oil in cooking and skin care products.

  • CBD Capsules
    CBD by now is the most widely known form of hemp oil. But the truth is that it’s only one nutrient of the plant. Many companies use harsh processes to exact the CBD from the rest of the plant, which can degrade the CBD nutrient in the process. It’s always good to know how your hemp oil is made.

When Should I Take Hemp Oil Capsules?

Figuring out when to take hemp oil capsules really depends on a number of factors. First, why are you taking hemp oil in the first place? If you are using it as part of your sleep routine, you might want to take a capsule about an hour before going to bed. This will give it time to absorb into your body. If you are taking them to relax or for calming purposes, then consider taking one before you know a stressful situation might happen in your life.

Second, once you take a hemp oil capsule be sure to wait awhile to ensure you are feeling the effects before taking another one. Everyone’s body reacts differently. Give your body at least an hour before you take another capsule.

Third, you should consider if you want to take hemp oil capsules as part of your daily wellness routine or just every so often. There are reasons for both and that decision is purely up to what you are trying to treat.

Where to Buy Hemp Oil Capsules?

When deciding which capsules are right for you, be sure to do your research so you know exactly how your hemp oil was made. There’s a big difference between CBD and Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, and many companies are starting to call their products Full-Spectrum CBD—which can be confusing about what you’re actually getting. When you buy Synchronicity, you know you’re getting 100% Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil made from sustainably farmed whole hemp plants. Which means you get all the nutrients of the plant including CBD. Products with just CBD on the label limit you from all these additional nutrients.

Many retailers are starting to carry hemp oil products so it’s good to do your research prior so you can compare products beyond price. A good rule of thumb is to first order products directly from companies online. This will give you time to explore options and contact the company directly if you have specific questions about what is in their products. Synchronicity has a team of experts ready to answer your emails or calls so you can make the most informed decision.

Final Word on Hemp Oil Capsules

As far as hemp oil ingestibles go, capsules are a solid natural option to easily add to your health and wellness regimen. They are easy to keep track of dosage and capsule count so you’re able to purchase them on a schedule and save money at the same time.

Hemp Oil Serving Size: How Much Hemp Oil Should I Take?

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare provider before use.

When you start exploring the world of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil as part of your wellness routine, one of the most important questions you’ll have is: How much hemp oil is right for me? The simple answer is that it’s not one-size-fits-all because our bodies respond to hemp oil differently, and there are a wide variety of reasons that people use it. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you figure out the right amount of hemp oil for your body.

First Rule: Understand the Hemp Oil Serving Size Label

Most companies offer different potency levels for the same style of product. For example, Synchronicity tinctures come in bottles of 500 mg or 1000 mg, which means that servings from these bottles will vary in strength. So when purchasing, be mindful of which potency you’re selecting as they can vary greatly in price. Also, keep in mind that not all hemp oils are made the same. High-quality hemp oils, like the whole-plant ones from Synchronicity, are tested for purity and potency so you know you’re getting accurate results. Some CBD companies claim high quality and potency, but without proper testing, these claims may be inaccurate.

Second Rule: Determine What You Are Addressing with Hemp Oil

This might sound obvious, but before you start taking hemp oil, know what you are taking it for. Since hemp oil can support everything from poor sleep to anxiety to stress, it’s important to identify why you are taking it so you can determine which dose level is best for you. We suggest listing and prioritizing your health concerns and exploring how hemp oil makes a difference with the concerns at the top of your list. It’s important to know that the FDA regulates all dietary supplements, which can limit a company’s ability to describe benefits and recommend dosages. As of right now, the FDA has not provided Recommended Daily Intakes or Daily Values for daily hemp oil use. That’s why it’s important to focus on what you want to address and listen to your body as it responds to the treatment.

Third Rule: Start Small with Your Hemp Oil Dosage

Even though serving sizes are called out on the label, don’t think that you have to start with a full serving. It’s actually better to start with a lower amount to see how your body responds to the hemp oil. Tinctures offer an ideal way to experiment with dosage because the dropper is clearly labeled with calibrated measurements.

When starting out, make sure to take the exact same amount of hemp oil a couple times a day. From there you can decide if you want to increase or decrease your dosage to get the ideal results for your body. As you discover your sweet spot in terms of dosage, you may find that some days you need a little more and some days a little less. That’s the beauty of Synchronicity and why it is better than other hemp oils—it aligns with your body’s ever-changing chemistry.

Fourth Rule: Give It Time

As you start dialing in which hemp oil dosage works for you, be sure to notice how quickly it takes effect with your body. Some people can start to feel the effects of hemp oil in a few minutes. For others, it can take a little more time. So before you think it’s not working and that you should take more, make sure you allow a few hours for your body to react.

What Others Are Asking About Hemp Oil Dosage and Serving Size

The great thing about this is that millions of other people have the same questions you do. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions we get when people start adding Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil to their wellness routines.

Can I take too much?

The simple answer is: No. Hemp oil is considered non-toxic and acceptable for humans in high amounts. But because all bodies react differently, it is possible to take a dosage that is too strong for you. That does not mean it will harm you. This is why it is important to start with a small dose and work your way up. Do not assume that if you are a larger person (like a male who is 6’5″ and weighs 225 lbs.) that you need more right away.

Can I use hemp oil daily?

Yes! Think of Synchronicity as part of your regular wellness routine. Just like you take vitamins or supplements on a regular basis, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is a natural supplement designed to help you achieve balance and a better quality of life.

Can I give hemp oil to my kids?

It is true that hemp oil might be safe for all ages, but we strongly recommend you contact your pediatrician or physician to determine if hemp oil is right for your child and how to determine a dosage.

Can I give hemp oil to my pets?

Many people purchase hemp oil for their pets to help with aging joints or anxiety brought on by separation or noise. Our recommendation is 1 mg for every 10 lbs. of weight for dogs, 1 mg for every 20 lbs. of weight for cats, and just 5 mg for every 1,000 lbs. of weight for horses. Start with two servings a day and closely monitor the animal.

Should I take Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil or CBD?

It’s very important to know the difference between Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and CBD, as some companies use them interchangeably, but they are very different. CBD is just one of the hundred nutrients found in the hemp plant. To make CBD, many companies use harsh CO2 processes to isolate it, which can decrease the potency of the nutrients. On the other hand, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is made from the entire hemp plant, so you receive all the nutrients including CBD, but without the harsh extraction process. Basically, it’s better for your body. Synchronicity products are 100% Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and go a step further to only use our own sustainably-farmed proprietary hemp plants.

We hope this detailed guide to determine how much hemp oil you should take was helpful. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us. We are always happy to have a conversation about Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and how it can lead to a better way of life.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: Which Is Better?

Everything You Need to Know About Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil

Yes, CBD oils and tinctures have been all the rage for the past couple of years. But what if we told you that you could get all the benefits of CBD plus hundreds of other cannabinoid nutrients in a cleaner, purer, more potent product? It’s called Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. And whether it’s in an oil form or tinctures, we’ll tell you why it’s the better choice for your body. 

What Is Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil?

Before we weigh the pros and cons of hemp oils vs tinctures, let’s start by understanding Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is made by pressing whole hemp plants and infusing them with an MCT oil to maintain all the cannabinoid nutrients of the plant. Like CBD, it can come in many forms, from oils to tinctures to topicals. But unlike CBD, it’s not made by using harsh CO2 extraction processes. So, in the end, you get a cleaner, purer, more potent product.

Why Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil?

There are many reasons to take Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil instead of just CBD oil, but here are the main two.

  1. CBD oil companies use harsh CO2 extraction methods to isolate the CBD from the rest of the hemp plant. That’s not good for you or the plant.  
  2. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products like Synchronicity use the whole hemp plant so you get all the benefits, including CBD, but without THC and any of the nasty production methods. It’s a win-win.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil – Comparison Chart

Hemp Oil vs. Hemp Tinctures

Now the next step, selecting a form of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil that suits your needs. There are many forms, but we will compare and contrast two of the most popular forms: oils vs. tinctures.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oils

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oils are cannabinoid nutrients from whole hemp plants infused with an oil solution. For example, Synchronicity uses an MCT oil that is a premium coconut oil, which allows for maximum absorption. Pure hemp oil products are more highly concentrated than tinctures.

The most common way to consume hemp oil is by vaporizing it with a vaping device. You can consume it orally, but due to the concentration level, it is not as pleasant-tasting as tinctures.  Also, some people like to mix it with food or drinks, but again, tinctures are a much better option because they have a more pleasant taste.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Tinctures

Here’s where there might be some confusion. Tinctures are made from hemp oil but are a less concentrated form based on their method of creation. Basically, the hemp oil is mixed with alcohol or another oil just like before, but then it’s heated up to bind the molecules together. You’ll also find that many tinctures have natural flavors added to them so they are easier to take.

Tinctures are sold in small bottles with droppers and are intended to be taken orally and swallowed. Unlike hemp oils, tinctures cannot be vaporized. However, they are much easier to add to your favorite beverages or foods. You can easily put a few drops into your morning coffee or incorporate it a small amount into a salad dressing. Tinctures are very versatile in that way.

The convenience of the tiny bottles makes tinctures easy to take with you and use throughout the day. The dropper attached to the top of the tincture lid allows you to easily measure and adjust your dosage. This means that you can take tinctures in the morning, afternoon, or evening depending on how your body reacts to individual doses.

Final Word

As you can see, the oils vs. tinctures question really comes down to how you want to consume Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. If you are new to Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, give Synchronicity Berry Lemonade tincture a try. It contains all the beneficial cannabinoid nutrients, including CBD, and has a taste that’s easy to enjoy.

As you dive deeper into the world of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, make sure to compare and contrast products on the market, as they can vary greatly in quality.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare provider before use.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

Millions of people suffer from acne that makes it difficult for them to have the confidence they once had without acne. With the many reported benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil, many users have experienced and improvement in their acne. 

There has been an explosion in products that include full-spectrum hemp oil. From beauty products to coffee, you can find full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD (cannabidiol) oil is just about everything if you know where to look. 

While acne is common in high school as a teen, many people suffer from adult acne which can be much more emotionally trying. Skin problems make people turn to all kinds of different products, remedies, solutions, and entire systems to solve. Many of these solutions are toxic and have tons of chemicals in them. Not to mention skin care products with an emphasis on clearing acne can be very expensive.

With the many products on the market, many people are turning to topical and ingestible full-spectrum hemp oil to help them clear acne and restore balance to the skin. There are many causes of acne, and everyone is different, but at the base of all dis-ease and every ailment is an inherent imbalance in the body. Where there is an imbalance within the body, the skin is the first to show signs, like the body’s alarm that something isn’t right. 

Causes of Acne

From hormones to clogged pores and dry skin, there are many reasons for acne, especially in adulthood. We live primarily urban lives which exposes the skin to all kinds of toxins, chemicals, lack of fresh air and sun, and disconnection from nature. At the root of a pimple is imbalance and  inflammation, which is why the skin is visibly red and irritated.

Among the most common causes of acne, we see an imbalance. There is either too much or too little of something, and that is when we see a breakout happen.

  • Pores clogged by dead skin
  • Excess sebum produced
  • Excess Bacteria
  • Hormone change or imbalance

Everything from clogged pores to cystic acne is frustrating and painful. Treating acne prone skin from the inside and the outside simultaneously can help to restore balance to the interior of the body so the exterior can glow.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

Full-spectrum hemp oil comes from the cannabis sativa plant, but it can’t get you high, don’t worry. Cannabis and its cousin hemp have been used for thousands of years for healing various ailments, acne and skin irritations and imbalances included.

A 2016 review of the cannabis plant highlighted its antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. These effects may help reduce infections from dirt and other pollutants on the skin. Additionally, full-spectrum hemp oil and CBD oil is known to have incredible anti-inflammatory properties. 

Topicals like balms and lotions made from full-spectrum hemp oil are wonderful for the exterior, and full-spectrum hemp oil helps bring balance to the interior. When the body is in a state of homeostasis, acne, stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, and many other ailments can come back to their neutral state and be resolved.

Full-spectrum works with the body’s own cannabinoid receptor system, the endocannabinoid system (ECS), to bring balance back to the body. The ECS was discovered in the late 1980s and it revolutionized our understanding of how the body works as a singular organism, rather than in segmented parts studies by medical specialists. When we view the body as a singular organism, it becomes easier to understand how an imbalance in the gut could result in an imbalance in the skin, etc. 

Additionally, the ECS can both produce and receive cannabinoids, which full-spectrum hemp oil is full of. Using the whole plant ensures that all the parts of the hemp plant can work together and interact with the ECS at a high level.

The receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2, can receive THC and CBD, two compounds found in the hemp plant and included in full-spectrum hemp oil. And this is where it gets really cool. When we consume full-spectrum hemp oil, the ECS doesn’t have to work as hard to produce native cannabinoids and can receive them from the tincture. If the body is imbalance and not in homeostasis, then the ECS is also not performing at its optimal rate and things like stress, anxiety, mental clarity, pain, sleep, and appetite can be affected. 

How to Use Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

There are many ways to include full-spectrum hemp oil in your skin care and beauty routine. Coming at the problem from both the inside and the outside will garner the best results. And working with a high-quality product like Synchronicity will make all the difference. 

Here’s an easy daily regime to follow to try full-spectrum hemp oil for your acne:

Morning: Wash your face with a soothing cleanser, not an exfoliant. Put 3-5 drops of Synchronicity full-spectrum hemp oil* in your palm and gently massage into your entire face and neck. Follow up with 25mg of full-spectrum hemp oil under the tongue, or take the equivalent in capsule/edible form. 

*Full-spectrum hemp oil tincture is more concentrated than a topical lotion or balm, and is recommended for this type of application. You can use a full-spectrum topical in addition if you like. 

Afternoon: With your lunch, put 10-15mg of full-spectrum under your tongue, or in capsule/edible form.

Evening: Repeat the steps from the morning and go to bed with a clean, moisturized face.

The combination of full-spectrum hemp oil being metabolized by the body and absorbed by the skin is crucial. The skin is our largest detoxifying organ, and coming at the problem from both ends will address and issues and imbalances from the inside out. 

Results may vary and you may have to go through some trial and error to find the correct dosage for your skin. In addition to helping your skin from the inside, consuming full-spectrum hemp oil may also help you find more mental focus, less anxiety, better sleep, balance appetite, and much more.

The key to all of this, however, comes down to a high-quality and trusted product like Synchronicity. There are so many products on the market these days, and working with the best of the best will garner the best results. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for a Healthier Lifestyle

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare provider before use.

At the beginning of a new year, many people set lofty goals to lead a healthier lifestyle. While wanting to charge ahead at the new year with a set of lofty goals is a great way to get motivated, it can be really difficult to stay motivated with the same energy throughout the year. 

Any type of change is hard, especially when it involves a diet overhaul or waking up an hour earlier to hit the gym. We only have so much elasticity and acceptance with something new, and when we don’t necessarily have the innate desire to do it, that change becomes even harder. 

Having goals and resolutions at the beginning of the year is a wonderful way to start, but it’s all about the maintenance and that’s where full-spectrum hemp oil comes in. 

Full-spectrum hemp oil may be a great assistant is keeping those lofty goals and creating a healthier lifestyle all around. As you set goals for fitness, food, and feelings in the new year, a wonderful way to help your body transition to a healthier lifestyle is with full-spectrum hemp oil. 

There are many ways you can work with full-spectrum hemp oil, that all have different purposes and effects.

Health and wellness have never been as popular or widespread as they are now. People aren’t settling for anything these days, and that includes their health. Along with the widespread interest and application of wellness, we are seeing tons of different fitness classes, diets, cleanses, supplements, retreats, and methods to reach our highest states of wellness and live a longer life.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for a Healthier Lifestyle

Balance is at the core of wellness and everything in moderation is the motto of this vibrant age. Let’s take a look at the different ways full-spectrum hemp oil can support your wellness journey and help you create a healthier lifestyle in 2020!

Better Sleep with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

Let’s face it, sleep is the most important aspect of our health and if we aren’t getting it, nothing is going to take hold. Everything is dependant on sufficient sleep from our metabolism, stress level, energy, mental clarity, sex life, and the list goes on. With the many stresses in life, full schedules, responsibilities, and emphasis on being busy, it can feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day to get even 5 hours of solid sleep.

Full-spectrum hemp oil has the potential to help relax mind and body and relieve insomnia for a good night’s sleep. Our society values being busy over rest and even looks down upon downtime. Full-spectrum hemp oil can help you prioritize rest, recovery, and downtime for better sleep.

2020 Wellness Tip: Take 25mg of Full-Spectrum hemp oil one hour before bed. Turn off all screens, including the TV, and spend that hour in dim lighting doing something that is easeful for your mind.

Weight Loss with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

When the body is living in an imbalanced state day-to-day it can be almost impossible to functional normally. No matter your diet or exercise regime, if there’s imbalance at the core, nothing will work for long. In order to recalibrate the metabolism and restore balance to appetite, we need to focus on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) which helps to regulate appetite. 

Full-spectrum hemp oil is made with the full hemp plant, containing more than one hundred cannabinoids. When we consume full-spectrum hemp oil, it should help the imbalanced ECS receive cannabinoids via the CB1 and CB2 receptors, which then will eventually help to self-regulate the body, leading to better weight management and control. It’s all about balance.

A recent study found a potental relationship between cannabis use and body mass index (BMI). It has the potential to reduced body mass index and rates of obesity in hemp users, in conjunction with increased caloric intake.

2020 Wellness Tip: Everyone is different and will respond differently to certain dosages of full-spectrum hemp oil. Start with 15mg of full-spectrum hemp oil 3 times a day to give your ECS the support it needs.

Reduce Stress and Anxiety with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

Stress and anxiety are the most commonly reported ailments by Americans, with millions of Americans diagnosed with various anxiety disorders. Talk about an imbalance between being busy and being at rest! Stress is an incredibly damaging situation inside the body as there is an abundance of the stress hormone adrenaline, which completely exhausts the adrenal glands to the point of breakdown. 

Reducing stress and anxiety is the number one concern for many and full-spectrum hemp oil has the potential to help reduce stress, calm the mind and body, and restore balance to neurons in the brain. When we constantly live in states of extreme stress, the body begins to adapt to accept this as normal. We’ve got to take action to reduce stress by working less, worrying less, taking less on, and saying “no” more. In addition to behavioral changes, full-spectrum hemp oil can potentially support this change.

2020 Wellness Tip: Before, during, and after work, take full-spectrum hemp oil. This can be taken in capsule or tincture form to potentially help manage the stress “flare-ups” and remind the body what it feels like to live at ease.

Ease Pain with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil

Next to stress and anxiety, millions of Americans are living with mild to chronic pain. The opioid epidemic is ruining lives and killing people who are simply looking for relief. With consistent pain, it can be hard to do anything. Creating a healthier lifestyle can seem impossible when you can’t sleep, focus, eat, interact with loved ones, or spend quality time alone.

Full-spectrum hemp oil has been studied for its ability to reduce pain, and successfully so. The FDA has just recently received funding to study the effects of CBD, a cannabinoid in full-spectrum hemp oil, for its scientific ability to reduce mild to chronic pain. Full-spectrum hemp oil can potentially lead to less pain in general and an ability to get off prescribed painkillers. This can save lives, restore mental clarity, reduce addiction, and empower people to live without pain.

2020 Wellness Tip: The consistent management of pain is key, and staying ahead of it is even more important. Figuring out the dosage that works best for you can be a learning curve, but once you discover how much full-spectrum allows you to function without pain, repeat that as often as necessary. It may be more convenient to use full-spectrum hemp oil capsules. 

High-Quality Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Good Health

With the boom in CBD and the availability of full-spectrum hemp oil online, it can be hard to know where to start or what to look for. Synchronicity is an incredible source of education, products, articles, and helpful tips. Before you buy, browse the Synchronicity website and discover the power of hemp.

FDA to Fund Studies on the Effectiveness of CBD

Effectiveness of CBD

The massive surge in interest and legalization of CBD (cannabidiol), a compound found in full-spectrum hemp oil, has urged the FDA to fund studies on the effectiveness of the compound and what it can be used for in the medical world.

Currently, federal studies for CBD are slim to none and there is a lot of pressure for there to be more scientific evidence to support the reports of users. 

“The science is lagging behind the public use and interest. We’re doing our best to catch up here,” said Dr. David Shurtleff, deputy director of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, which is funding the projects.

The entire nation has exploded into a frenzy over CBD how the effects is has, but there is very little known about how cannabis and CBD is helping people feel so much better.

While CBD does not have the same psychoactive effects as THC, it is still unknown whether THC plays a role in the positive effects felt with full-spectrum hemp oil. It is thought that when the whole plant is used, like with full-spectrum hemp oil, that there is a complementary effect taking place that is dependant on all the compounds, cannabinoids, terpenes, etc, being present in the tincture. 

This is otherwise referred to as True Entourage Effect TM. True Entourage Effect TM refers to the combined effect of the cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds in the plant working together in synergy.  The combined effect of all the phytonutrients is greater than the sum of the individual effects. Only a full spectrum hemp oil can deliver a complete entourage effect.

Previous CBD Research

Previously in clinical studies, animal subjects are used more than human subjects at this point, and that’s simply not enough to go on for the FDA. Now that CBD hemp oil is federally thanks to the 2018 Farm Bill, there is a lot of work that needs to be done to fill in the missing holes between reported effects and scientific research. That is why the FDA is spending $3 million to research cannabis, but not THC. While this may be doing a disservice to the true effects of full-spectrum hemp oil, it is surely a step in the right direction.

This funding will indeed give scientists and the medical industry more concrete information, but to disregard THC solely because of its psychoactive effects and the fact that it gets people “high” is cutting out an important part of the plant.

Nine research grants were awarded in the fall of 2019, funded by the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), to investigate the effects of minor cannabinoids and terpenes (CBD included, THC excluded) especially for chronic pain.

“The treatment of chronic pain has relied heavily on opioids, despite their potential for addiction and overdose and the fact that they often don’t work well when used on a long-term basis,” said Helene Langevin, M.D., director of NCCIH. “There’s an urgent need for more effective and safer options.”

This research and effort to better understand cannabis and its medicinal benefits will help the FDA to regulate products and brands that are delivering what they’ve said they would, and will also empower consumers to make a more educated decision while shopping for CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil.

Recently, the FDA cracked down on 15 companies who were illegally selling and marketing CBD related products. This warning is the beginning of regulation on CBD to ensure that only the highest-quality products, marketed and sold with clear and correct ingredients, are being sold to the public. 

Previous to this recent funding, FDA research was almost exclusively limited to drug trials around its efficacy to treat certain types of epilepsy, and the only FDA approved CBD product is the prescription drug Epidiolex for the treatment of two forms of epilepsy. Apart from that, the FDA has not approved any other usage of CBD – be it medical or as a dietary supplement.

Why Don’t We Know More About CBD?

Research and trials are rudimentary and limited, and this puts a lot Because of the 1970 Controlled Substances Act, cannabis was classified as a Schedule I drug, so research was halted into its medicinal benefits. This was a massive disservice to the country and the world. Cannabis was listed as having “no accepted medical use” which was detrimental, but independent researchers didn’t give up.

For thousands of years and up until the 1970s, cannabis was used as medicine. From the Greeks and the Romans to the Spanish Conquistadors, cannabis was widespread and accepted as a powerful antidote for many ailments. All of the knowledge on usage and healing potential of cannabis was lost, and we are working hard to recover that education through scientific research and human trials.

The reports of users can’t be denied, but for the FDA to legalize the usage of CBD and cannabis for specific medical ailments, more research must be done.

The Future of Cannabis and CBD

Now that the FDA is going to be expanding the research, we hope to have more definitive answers on the scientific reasons people feel so many positive effects from cannabis. While our modern society depends on the approval of the scientific community and the FDA, our species has long known and accepted the benefits and psychoactive delights of cannabis. 

We are living in incredible times where we are seeing a demand for alternative and supplemental medicines that we can use in addition to western medicine. And now that we know about the existence of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and its CB1 and CB2 receptors, discovered in 1988, opened up a whole new world into the understanding of not only the human body, but also how we can be influenced by nature for better health. Today, we know they are some of the most abundant neuroreceptors in the brain.

Along with this funding for research, we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel for CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil to finally be recognized as the powerful healers they are. Before modern medicine, nature was our home and our doctor. Moving back into that mentality, with the support of western medicine, will create a cohesive environment where people feel empowered about their health.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and Parenting: Tricks and Products That Make The Day Easier

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Parenting is difficult. No matter how hard you try, it can feel like you’re always behind on something, forgetting something, or simply about to lose your mind. From a lack of sleep to juggling too many tasks while kids run around screaming, it’s enough to make even the sanest of people go a little crazy.

When taking a day off from work and kids and life isn’t an option, full-spectrum hemp oil and parenting are the perfect match. CBD (cannabidiol) is getting a lot of press recently, and for good reason. Within full-spectrum hemp oil, the whole plant is used and that means that all the cannabinoids are present, including CBD. 

Parents across the US are advocating for full-spectrum hemp oil (CBD). There has long been a negative connotation around cannabis in society, but as legislation has changed and hemp is now federally legal, the floodgates have been opened and parents are opening up about full-spectrum hemp oil use in conjunction with parenting and relieving stress. 

Whether it’s stress, aches and pains, or trouble sleeping, full-spectrum hemp oil can help parents find relief while allowing them to be more present with their kids and spouses.

Many parents are now speaking openly about using full-spectrum hemp oil and how it has helped improve their lives overall, and this includes parenting. The days of hiding are coming to an end as many parents are sharing success stories of becoming better and more empathetic parents. 

In the current political and cultural climate, self-care is being prioritized by the masses. Gone are the days of working to the bone and breaking down or burning out. We are being encouraged and supported to take care of our needs first so that we can better give love to our families and other obligations. 

Luckily for parents, there are many ways to incorporate full-spectrum hemp oil and CBD into their lives to make everything feel a little easier and more enjoyable. Because at the end of the day, if you’re not having fun with your kids, you’re missing out on so much!

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and Parenting

After a long day of work, a new life starts for parents where they put on a different hat for a different role. Many adults turn to alcohol at the end of the day to take the edge off and relax. While this may work for some, it’s not a sustainable or healthy solution for all. In an article in LA Weekly, the topic was explored and stated: “Parents are 52 percent more likely than non-parents to replace alcohol with cannabis, and 26 percent more likely to replace opiates.” 

As CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil is becoming more and more normalized, we are also seeing more and more candid conversations about usage. The stigma around hemp is changing and that is opening up a lot of doors for people who can benefit from the many healing properties of full-spectrum hemp oil. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Stressed Parents

Raising humans, going to work, and maintaining a relationship can all create their own amounts of stress. When combined into one life, this can push stress into anxiety. With anxiety disorders on the rise and many stressed parents unsure of how to manage, full-spectrum hemp oil is a wonderful solution. Studies are finding that stress can be eased from the CBD and true entourage effect™of full-spectrum hemp oil.

As mentioned above, full-spectrum hemp oil is a much better way to manage stress then turning to alcohol as it doesn’t have any psychoactive effects, you can be fully functional and even drive, and there is no dependency. Taking full-spectrum hemp oil on the way home from work, while cooking dinner, or even while helping with homework can allow parents to ease stress while remaining present and lucid.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Tired Parents

Sleep is likely the #1 thing parents complain about not getting. No sleep is compounded by stress, stress is compounded by no sleep. To live a vibrant and healthy life, sleep is vital. It can be hard to fall asleep after a long day in the life of a parent, and that’s where full-spectrum hemp oil comes in. 

Studies are finding that CBD is linked to longer and better sleep. Insomnia affects millions of Americans, parents included, and sleep aids with terrible side effects like sleepwalking or hallucinations aren’t ideal with small children in the house. Full-spectrum hemp oil is a much safer and sustainable way to get your 8 hours and wake up feeling rested. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Achy Joints and Muscles

Let’s face it, chasing kids around, playing games, commuting, and sitting at work all day is the perfect storm for achy joints and muscles. When you’re a parent, you want to be able to play with the kids, do your own exercise, and feel great the rest of the day. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case for many parents and aches and pains not only keep them away from playing fully with their kids, but also keep them awake at night and away from their own hobbies and activities.

Topical full-spectrum hemp oil, typically in a balm or salve, is a great way to relieve localized pain and get on with the day. With zero psychoactive effects, rubbing some full-spectrum hemp oil salve into your knees, hips, hands, back, or anywhere with pain will keep parents going and allow more presence with kids. The Arthritis Foundation is advocating for the use of CBD as a treatment for pain, and we couldn’t agree more. 

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for More Connection

Beyond the stress, lack of sleep, and achy body that comes with being a parent, the most important thing is to connect with kids. Children are incredibly malleable in their younger years and small traumas can last well into adulthood. Feeling loved, getting enough attention, and feeling safe are on the top of the list for kids. However, a stressful day can take a parent away from this vital connection with their children, understandably so. 

Full-spectrum hemp oil users have reported less depression, more energy, better sleep, less stress, pain relief, and so much more! When those things are off the table and out of sight, there’s more time and energy to spend connecting with children and creating a bond that will raise well-rounded children.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Parents

With the boom in the CBD industry and so many new companies and products in the market, it can be hard to know what to buy and from whom. Full-spectrum hemp oil from a reputable company is going to deliver the best-quality product with the highest-quality effects.

It truly matters where you buy your full-spectrum hemp oil from to ensure that you’re getting what you’re paying for. With so much in the news about CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil, it can be confusing to know where to start. A company like Synchronicity clearly displays their third-party certificate of analysis on the website along with education of the process, how full-spectrum hemp oil works, reviews, and transparency in ingredients. You know you’re getting what you’re paying for at Synchronicity and can rest assured that the highest-quality product will be shipped to you anywhere in the US. 

Does Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Interact with Medications?

The benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil are many. However, with the recent popularity and explosion of help oil products, the question of “does hemp oil interact with medications?” may be on your mind.

Whenever you add a supplement of any kind to your diet and daily life, it’s always good to do diligent research or consult with your physician to get all the facts on how it can impact other medications you’re taking. Supplements can and do interact with medications in different ways, and even some fruits and foods can as well. 

If you’re wondering if the full-spectrum hemp oil interacts with your medications, the short answer is: probably. The long answer truly depends on what you’re taking and the dosage. Full-spectrum hemp oil can change the way your body processes medications, rendering some inactive and others overactive. 

Full-spectrum hemp oil, which contains CBD, may be helpful with pain, insomnia, depression, anxiety, and much more. If you’re taking full-spectrum hemp oil for any of these ailments, chances are you’re finding relief, but is there is conflict with your other medications?

Recent research has shown that there are few, if any, side effects of CBD and full-spectrum hemp oil. Everyone metabolizes medications and supplements differently, however, and there are some medications that can be negatively impacted by consuming CBD. 

How does CBD in full-spectrum hemp oil interact with medications?

To understand how CBD interacts with medications, it’s important to first understand how the body metabolizes medications.

The way the body breaks down medications will happen at a different rate for everyone, but the process is the same. The body produces enzymes to metabolize everything that’s consumed. If the enzymes are influenced by a beverage, food, supplement, or medication, the process will change slightly and the body’s metabolic rate can change. CBD specifically blocks a family of enzymes found in the liver, called cytochrome CYP450, which are involved in metabolizing many medications. 

The liver does its fair share of breaking substances down, as well, but if the efficiency of the enzymes are affected, this can cause metabolization of medications to either slow down or speed up. Compounds in grapefruit, however, do the same thing.  

This family of enzymes, the CYP450 family, includes an enzyme that is indeed impacted by CBD: CYP3A4. This enzyme is responsible for metabolizing around an estimated 60% of pharmaceutical medications. If you’re also taking a full-spectrum hemp oil, however, this can inhibit CYP3A4 and it can’t work as effectively to break down the medications as intended. This can result in too little or too much of the medication in your body, even if you’re taking the prescribed dosage. 

Effects may vary, however, and research is still in the early stages on humans in order to fully understand at which dosage and which medications specifically can be affected.

What to Do with CBD and Medications

If you want to include full-spectrum hemp oil with CBD into your wellness routine, first talk to your doctor. Then make sure to take a small amount of Synchronicity product and try our different options. You can easily order our Trial Kit for only $24.99 to see which type of product works best for Your Body. Then Ask Your Body™ which product it likes best.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Cannabinoids: What They Are, How They Work, and Why We Need Them

Cannabinoids are getting a lot of attention as we learn more and more about the properties of cannabis. Full-spectrum hemp oil provides many benefits because they contain the entire spectrum of over one hundred known cannabinoids. 

The most popular and well-known cannabinoids are THC and CBD. Research is still being done to understand how the other cannabinoids affect our bodies and health, but what we do know is that there are many potential positive effects from the research that has been done.

As we dive into learning about the benefits of the combined effects of a full-spectrum hemp oil, cannabinoids have the starring role.

What are full-spectrum hemp oil cannabinoids?

Cannabinoids are a class of naturally occurring chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors and include those produced in the body as well as by plants (primarily cannabis plants).  Over a hundred different cannabinoids have been identified in cannabis, but the most prevalent and well known include: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabinol (CBN).

Cannabinoids are found in other plants, but none have as many or as wide a variety as cannabis. To compliment this, the human body has a native Endocannabinoid System (ECS) which can both produce cannabinoids and receive them. The ECS is responsible for maintaining balance and homeostasis. The ECS is a network of cellular receptors in the body, which is made up of CB1 and CB2 receptors.

For decades, cannabis was classified as a Schedule I drug and research was very limited. The government held a patent on cannabinoids and conducted research on medical marijuana to determine its use in the medical community. Cannabinoids were among this research and the Department of Health and Human Services issued this statement on cannabinoids:

“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties…This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”

The research conducted by the government in the early 2000s was promising, and now with federal legalization of hemp-derived CBD, more research is being done to help us understand just how cannabinoids affect the body, and how the body is primed to receive them. 

How do full-spectrum hemp oil cannabinoids work?

When full-spectrum hemp oil is consumed, something called the True Entourage Effect™ takes place that is extremely beneficial for the body’s own cannabinoid system, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). True Entourage Effect™, coined by Israeli scientists Shimon Ben-Shabat and Dr. Raphael Mechoulam (the Father of Cannabis research), refers to the combined effect of the cannabinoids, terpenes and other beneficial compounds in the plant working together in synergy. The combined effect of all the phytonutrients is greater than the sum of the individual effects. Only a full spectrum hemp oil can deliver a complete entourage effect. 

When cannabinoids interact with the body’s ECS and receptors, different effects are felt. THC, for example, interacts with CB1 receptors which produce the psychoactive high that users report feeling after consumption. These receptors are located primarily in the brain and nervous system.

The other type of receptors, CB2 receptors, are located more prevalently in the body, primarily in the immune system, and interact with CBD. When there is CBD in the body interacting with CB2 receptors, THC doesn’t have the opportunity to attach to those receptors and the effects are diminished slightly. When CBD is consumed without THC, the effects are drastically different. While THC shows an affinity for CB1 receptors in the brain, lesser known cannabinoids such as CBN (cannabinol) are known to bind to CB2 receptors in the body.

The ECS is still being understood by science and medicine, and the interaction of other cannabinoids is as well. THC and CBD have been the most commonly studied, but as research grows we are learning that there are other highly beneficial cannabinoids that interact with the ECS. 

These receptors can engage with both phytocannabinoids — compounds that occur in the hemp plant — and endocannabinoids — compounds that occur naturally in the human body. Anandamide, for instance, is an endocannabinoid that the body produces. Also known as the “bliss molecule,” anandamide plays a vital role in functions such as pleasure, motivation, and appetite.

To gain the most benefits from hemp, a full-spectrum hemp oil is the best bet. Full-spectrum hemp oil has the full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, polyphenols, and more, which all have different effects on the body. The full-spectrum hemp oil you can find available on the market is focused on CBD, however you’ll also gain the benefits of all the other cannabinoids that we are starting to learn more about. 

Of the more than one hundred known cannabinoids, the most prevalent are: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), and cannabinol (CBN).

While research has been done on isolated cannabinoids, the Entourage Effect™ encourage the use of a full-spectrum hemp oil to gain all the benefits of the plant. 

  • THC (tetrahydrocannabinol):  Anti-inflammatory, analgesic (pain relief) and antiemetic (prevents vomiting) properties
  • CBD (Cannabidiol): Anti-anxiety, antipsychotic, and anti-seizure attributes
  • CBC (Cannabichromene): Anti-inflammatory, anti-tumor, antidepressant and anti-fungal properties. Promotes the growth of new brain cells (neurogenesis)
  • CBG (Cannabigerol): Antibiotic, antifungal, and antidepressant properties. Promotes bone growth, treats skin diseases, pain reliever
  • CBN (Cannabinol): Increases appetite, sedative, pain reliever, antibiotic and anti-inflammatory

Other common cannabinoids include:

  • CBGV (Cannabigerivarin)
  • CBL (Cannabicyclol)
  • THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin)
  • CBDV (Cannabidivarin)
  • CBCV (Cannabichromevarin)

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Why do we need full-spectrum hemp oil cannabinoids?

Our bodies need to live in homeostasis in order to fight infection, maintain the health of the immune system, get restful sleep, manage stress and anxiety, maintain innate happiness and joy, and much more. The Entourage Effect™ experienced by the Endocannabinoid system can be an important part of good and lasting health. 

To help us maintain and produce balance and joy from within, the body produces its own cannabinoids in the ECS. The most prominent of these cannabinoids is anandamide, which is known as the “bliss molecule” and is a fatty acid neurotransmitter responsible for joy and happiness. Anandamide is also the chemical responsible for activating cannabinoid receptors. 

The body produces anandamide, but the phytocannabinoid counterpart is THC and shares many of the same pharmacological properties and mimics its actions. The natural anandamide level in the body is very low and is quickly broken down by an enzyme called fatty acid amide hydroxylase (FAAH). Fleeting feelings of happiness and joy stem from this reaction, but when anandamide interacts with external cannabinoids, like the ones found in cannabis and full-spectrum hemp oil, the results are very different and the effects of the bliss molecule are much longer lasting. 

We need cannabinoids to assist the body in maintaining a higher level of the bliss molecule as well as homeostasis. This helps the body function smoothly and at its highest level.

Conclusion

Current cannabinoid research has just scratching the surface, and we are truly just beginning to understand the incredible benefits of cannabis and full-spectrum hemp oil. The research is promising and with continued legalization and scientific studies, the future’s looking bright.

The full-spectrum hemp oil available from Synchronicity is the highest quality available on the market. Try some today and Ask Your Body™ if it notices the difference.