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Breastfeeding and CBD

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?

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Regeneration: Evolving Sustainability

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.

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Period Pain and CBD

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?

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Can CBD Help You Sleep?

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.

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4 Steps to Maximize Your CBD Effectiveness

?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.

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The Difference Between Hemp Oil and Hemp Softgels

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.

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A Review of CBD Clinical Trials on Human Subjects

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.

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The Ultimate Guide: Find Your Perfect Product

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.

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How CBD Can Help You Navigate the New Normal

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.

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How We Can be of Service in Uncertain Times

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:

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Our Environmental Mission to Build a Better Future

At Asha, we as Founders came together from different walks of life with a single dream: to integrate human and environmental well-being into one mission. We believe that companies and brands are critical to building a future we all want to participate in and that our co-evolution with hemp (linke our ECS blog) has the potential to change the human story. We recognize that caring for the planet is not different than caring for well-being and community. With rising demands from home and work, it?s no wonder stress is on the rise, and while we may not be able to control what comes at us at times, we can take control of how we respond (link CBD + Yoga blog). Thus, caring for our planet is a journey that starts with ourselves. In some ways (but probably not all), there may be something to first being a little selfish so that we can be selfless.

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Get Grounded and Combat Stress with Yoga, Meditation and CBD

Stress, it seems like we feel it now more than ever. The good news is you?re not alone. In fact, according to a starting Gallup poll from 2017, eight out of ten Americans are afflicted by stress. 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. With the demands from home and work, it?s no wonder stress is on the rise, and while we may not be able to control what comes at us at times, we can take control of how we respond. With a grounding routine consisting of science-backed tools including meditation, yoga, and CBD, you can take control of your stress and lead a healthier life.

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The Dynamic Duo: Hemp + Soil

The 50th anniversary of Earth Day arrives at a most uncertain time as the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) rapidly proliferates across the planet. In a matter of weeks, governments around the world have taken drastic actions to limit the spread of the virus with citywide lockdowns and restricted mobility for only essential needs.

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DIY Asha CBD Bath Bombs

In today?s world, we are inundated with fast-paced, toxic environments which can lead to poor diets and emotional and physical stress. Our endocannabinoid system is our environmental response system and is tasked with keeping us balanced and healthy. It synthesizes its own human-made endocannabinoids, like Anandamide, to help the body regulate inflammation and stress. However, if it is constantly under assault through poor diets, pollution, and stressful circumstances, it can become overwhelmed and unable to properly produce endocannabinoids the body needs.

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Top nutrition tips to supplement with CBD

In today?s world, we are inundated with fast-paced, toxic environments which can lead to poor diets and emotional and physical stress. Our endocannabinoid system is our environmental response system and is tasked with keeping us balanced and healthy. It synthesizes its own human-made endocannabinoids, like Anandamide, to help the body regulate inflammation and stress. However, if it is constantly under assault through poor diets, pollution, and stressful circumstances, it can become overwhelmed and unable to properly produce endocannabinoids the body needs.

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Why is some hemp oil more effective than others?

Ok, now that we have differentiated between CBD (or, hemp oil) and hemp seed oil, why is some CBD more effective than others?

Hemp produces more than 80 different phytocannabinoids, and of these, cannabidiol (CBD) is the most widely known. Other phytocannabinoids including cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC) & many more are conventionally produced at much lower amounts.

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Welcome to Your Endocannabinoid System: The heart of balance.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is one of the most important systems for organism homeostasis (or balance) and affects virtually every physiological process in the body including appetite, pain, mood, immune function, and others. Below is a breakdown of ECS basics and its critical function.

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CBD Versus Hemp Seed Oil

Ever wonder why there?s such a big difference in prices between CBD brands and products? If they?re all selling CBD, why should you pay an extra $40 for one brand versus another? Well as it turns out, they?re not all selling the same thing, even though many brands want you to think they are. There?s still a lot of confusion about what ingredients come from what part of the cannabis plant, and in today?s ?Green Rush?, bad actors will use that confusion to their advantage.

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How to Navigate the ‘Wild West’ of CBD

We get it ? choosing a CBD brand can be tough. CBD is all around us now. As we learn more and more about the health benefits CBD can provide, coupled with its ease of access (you can now buy CBD just about everywhere in the US), people, including grandpa, want to know how they can get in on the scientific research-backed benefits of CBD [1] while feeling confident in the safety and quality of the brand.

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