MY FAVORITE CBD PRODUCTS FROM ELMORE MOUNTAIN THERAPEUTICS
I don’t know if you guys remember earlier this year on the blog when Ryan and I visited The Essex Resort and Spa, but that was when I first discovered Elmore Mountain Therapeutics. They actually have CBD massages at the spa and I became OBSESSED! All of their CBD is 100% Vermont sourced and the company is owned by native Vermont women, which makes it even more wonderful in my opinion!! We’ve partnered up to do a giveaway for you guys and I am so excited - the winner will get the starter kit (pictured above), which includes three products! First is the full spectrum CBD tincture - the CBD is extracted using CO2 extraction, which makes it very high quality, and then every batch is tested for potency and to prove that it is free of contaminants. Elmore Mountain Therapeutics even labels the batch number on each of their products so you can go to the website and learn more about your batch! The winner will also get each of the CBD balms. The Medi-Cool Balm smells amazing! It has a mix of essential oils: peppermint, eucalyptus and birch from the Adirondacks, as well as menthol crystals. Then, the OG Balm contains lavender oil. Both of these are made with organic shea butter and oils and Vermont bees wax - it really doesn’t get any better than that! I love when products are locally sourced, especially when they come from my own "backyard" (almost literally since Elmore Mountain is only a few miles away! - Ryan and I JUST hiked it, which you can read about HERE!). All of Elmore Mountain Therapeutics products can help with pain, anxiety, and symptoms of cancer, they don’t get you high, you can't get addicted, and you can't overdose!* Even if you don't have any of these issues, you can use them to relax and even give yourself a CBD massage! The starter kit is the perfect gift for someone in your life that is experiencing pain or even symptoms like anxiety and depression. Head over to my Instagram @tourwifetourlife to enter the giveaway (make sure you read ALL of the rules!) before it ends on October 25th!
If you want to learn more about CBD and how it can help you, there is a great article from PlantPeople.com that puts it simply. Here is an excerpt:
1. Manage Stress and Anxiety, Naturally:
A daily regimen with full spectrum hemp extract, high in CBD, may reduce your body’s natural stress response and stress hormones (bye Cortisol!) according to mounting evidence.
A 2010 study cited in Journal of Psychopharmacology found an oral dose of 400 mg of CBD reduces symptoms of social anxiety disorder in humans. This study found CBD has anti-anxiety properties.
In a study published in Neuropsychopharmacology (2011), patients with social anxiety disorder received a 600 mg dose of CBD one and a half hours before participating in a stress-triggering exercise. Results showed a significant reduction in anxiety levels, cognitive impairment, and reduced discomfort in speaking in social settings.
It’s important to recognize that these studies are investigating the efficacy of CBD isolate vs a full spectrum hemp extract. It’s purported that a full spectrum extract is more effective than an isolate and therefore requires less mg per dose.
Like a thermostat, CBD should kick in right when you need it, ideally bringing you back into balance. CBD may help our brains access and reduce the breakdown of important chemicals that we produce — like serotonin and anandamide (a.k.a the “bliss” molecule). The result is a life hopefully filled with more joy and relaxation… and way less stress.
2. Reduce Pain and Inflammation:
Research suggests that both sublingual (under the tongue) delivery and topical use, may support moderate chronic pain and inflammation reduction. A 2015 study indicated that mice given topical CBD for arthritis had significantly less inflammation and pain signals after only four days without any side effects.
3. Improve Your Sleep:
Get your zzz ? and feel rejuvenated. There are many ways in which CBD can support more restful and deeper sleep. The World Health Organization, in a 2017 report, stated, “There is also preliminary evidence that CBD may be a useful treatment for a number of other medical conditions. More research is needed, but there is promising evidence for chronic pain, anxiety and other challenges that prevent us from a deep sleep.
4. Heal Without a Habit:
CBD is not known to be addictive, so keeping the same dose in your regiment is perfectly fine.
5. Achieve Clarity Not a High:
CBD is not known to have psychoactive or psychotropic effects. Yes, it is derived from Cannabis, however it only contains trace amounts of the compound THC, which is what has the altering effect. Even though THC and CBD share a nearly exact formula, one critical difference in their molecular structure that gives each compound unique medicinal properties. THC has a cyclic ring while CBD has a hydroxyl group –– and this one difference is why THC will get you high and CBD won’t. In fact, CBD may moderate THC’s effects by alleviating stress and anxiety.
-Written by Gabe Kennedy, Co-founder Plant People.
*Using CBD is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and should not be used exclusively for prevention of a disease or ailment, nor to cure, diagnose or fix any condition. If you have a medical condition, consult with a physician. Speak to a doctor prior to using CBD products.
A VERY SPECIAL Thank You to Elmore Mountain Therapeutics for gifting me these products and partnering with me to give one lucky winner the full #EMTCBD experience!
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