At Asha, we are inspired by the awe, wonder, and spirituality the natural world can ignite in us. Everything from the soil to the stars sparks our passion and fuels our fire. This is magic for us. And through this perspective, we can see that magic is all around. We use this magic to uncover the magic in ourselves and others.
As many as one in five women suffer from postpartum depression, according to the CDC, and on top of that, moms are dealing with anxiety, chronic pain, and insomnia. Knowing all of this, moms are understandably looking for safe and effective ways to treat some of these symptoms, including CBD options. What do we know about CBD and breastfeeding? Can it be passed through breast milk, and if so, can it hurt your little one?
What is regeneration, really? How can regenerative principles evolve the way we design solutions for ourselves and the planet? When people talk about sustainability, they are usually talking about doing less harm. The truth is, a lot of harm has already been done to the place we all call home. So, what can we do, if sustainability isn’t enough? What if we could heal some of the damage? What if we could leave our earth home better than how we found it? This is exactly what we mean by regeneration.
Cramps. Irritability. Migraines. Bloating. Insomnia. Breakouts. Exhaustion. Sound familiar, ladies? Periods: they are the monthly “gift” that impact each person a little differently, but I think we can all agree that finding more holistic treatments to get you through some of the annoying symptoms of menstruation can be tough. When I finally tried a CBD tincture, I found that it greatly reduces my symptoms, with no side effects. This phenomenon got me thinking–how does this all work?
It’s no secret that sleep is essential for our physical and mental health. However, a significant number of people find themselves regularly lacking quality sleep, according to The National Sleep Foundation. With the rise in CBD popularity as a plant-based remedy for diverse ailments from stress to pain relief, many have reported positive effects for improving their sleep quality. But can CBD really help deepen your rest? What does the latest research say? We reviewed the most recent scientific literature examining the latest preclinical and clinical trials for CBD and sleep.
One of my favorite warm beverages happens to be tea, and I love herbal teas, particularly because they typically don?t contain caffeine, making them a great ?any time of day? drink. Read on as we dive into some of my favorite herbal ?teas? and some of their health benefits!
?Shelf Life? is a term that defines how long a product is usable, saleable, or fit for consumption?. While some products like milk become unsafe after the expiration date, many also lose their effectiveness over time. The speed at which that effectiveness is lost can depend on a few very important things, which luckily are under your control.
What doesn?t have CBD in it these days? From lotions to cocktails, air diffusers, soap, gummies, water, and the list goes on. Since the explosion of CBD products over the past couple of years, it can be dizzying to figure out what?s best for you and your lifestyle. To make things worse, it can be hard to find credible information on the differences between products, their overall effectiveness, the way your body interacts with them, and when to actually use them. While all of this information could easily fill a book, here we distill it down to the most important information so that you can make informed decisions.
As the COVID-19 pandemic sparks a new era of uncertainty bringing new daily stresses, it has never been more important to build your body?s natural defenses. While periodic stress can lead to temporary mood swings and headaches, chronic stress is linked to lower immunity and serious health conditions such as cancer, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and more.
Over recent years, a dizzying amount of news and anecdotal (unscientific) claims about CBD and its potential therapeutic actions has flooded the media landscape. Our team of scientists and advisors are corresponding with universities and medical institutions to assess results and claims for CBD and other cannabinoid compounds. So far, the vast majority of published CBD research has been preclinical (prior to human testing) using either cell cultures or animal models. Furthermore, many studies were conducted with a small number of subjects and lack standardization making it difficult to claim definitive results.
CBD has the potential to remedy a variety of common ailments that affect all of us. Maybe it could help you with your muscle/joint pain, or relieve some daily stress and anxiety, or getting better sleep throughout the night. Maybe you even found a product or brand that really resonates with you. But how do you know how much to take for any of those potential use cases? How do you know how much more to take on a severe day versus a mild day? Which product is best for certain issues? When it seems like every product has a different unit of measure (ml, mg,fl oz), how do you know what dosage you?re actually getting? The world of CBD can feel pretty daunting before you even try out a product, but don?t worry, we got you covered.
As the world enters a new normal filled with uncertainty and misinformation, we all can?t help but feel the added stress layering onto our already busy lives. Resiliency has become the word of our time as we navigate 2020. Indeed, according to a recent Gallup poll, eight out of ten Americans are afflicted by stress, and that was before COVID-19. While periodic stress can lead to temporary mood swings and headaches, chronic stress is linked to lower immunity and serious health conditions such as cancer, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and more.
While times like these can create a sense of unrest, we can also look at this as a challenge to answer the call from our community to give back. At Asha, we firmly believe we share a responsibility to create a future we want to live in. We?ve said it before: feeling good is tied to doing good. So what does ?doing good? look like during times like these? We have given this a lot of thought, both from a company perspective and on a human level. Here are some ideas we have found to be helpful: