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Why Imbue Botanicals CBD Products Are the Best

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Imbue Botanicals CBD Products Are Game Changing

Imbue Botanicals CBD products are super effective, plus you can trust their cannabis sourcing and extraction methods. They use organically grown plants, flowers only, and a long, slow extraction using food-grade ethanol, water, and low heat. Hubby and I can tell the difference in taste and efficacy, and so will you.

Hemp and hemp products are legal in all 50 states, and the research on CBD (one of the many cannabanoid compounds found in hemp and cannabis) shows positive effects in many areas, including sleep, pain, depression, seizures, and inflammation. The increase in market demand means many companies are looking for the least expensive ways to source and process CBD. This can include purchase of extracts and isolates from China and Romania, using only less expensive stems and seeds for extraction, and using cheaper extraction methods involving industrial-grade chemical solvents.

Not Imbue.

Extraction Process

The global Cannabis Oil community has long been in debate over the use of solvents in the preparation of Cannabis Oil. Rather than enter into that debate, Imbue chose to stick with what they know - that Food Grade Organic Ethanol Extraction done under strict laboratory conditions produces the safest and most potent whole-molecule oil.

It also should be no secret that the quality of the oil that comes out is dictated by the quality of the materials that go in. Imbue produces Flower-only Full Extract Cannabis Oils (FECO), Tinctures, and other products using just 100% Organic Food Grade Ethanol, Low heat, and Water.

According to Imbue founder, Dan Ianotte,

There are many ways of preparing and producing Cannabis Oil, however we believe keeping the medicine as close to its source is vital. We believe in slow, low-temperature, gentle preparations that leave the medicine and its full terpene profile intact. Further we do not artificially manipulate or believe in mass produced compounding. We believe in handmade, high grade, lab tested, Full Extract Cannabis Oil and have seen the results for ourselves. Lab tested Full Extract Cannabis Oil or FECO is what we know as the whole molecule essential oil that is the most curative. We believe in: gentle temperatures, slow processing, diagnosis specific protocols, solvent free natural preparations...

And hubby and I can tell the difference!

Known Supply Chain and Corporate Responsibility

Imbue believes in corporate responsibility. This means that they follow the product from seed to extraction, using only pesticide-free, food-grade, organically grown, non-GMO hemp grown in Colorado. This “Earth First” approach means they never use pesticides our harmful chemicals in growing or processing our products. Even their packaging materials are fully recyclable.

Imbue Botanicals also donates to animal rescues and provides discount programs for veterans and disabled customers. Basically, you can feel good about using Imbue Botanicals CBD products on many levels.

Effectiveness

Of course, I also care about effectiveness, and Imbue delivers in spades. We primarily use the 25mg CBD capsules, the Elevated tincture, and the Embody topical salve. The capsules and tincture help hubby with depression, and help us both with chronic pain and insomnia. The salve helps with muscle aches, eczema, and psoriasis.

Imbue also makes pet products and has launched a face cream, which I am super excited to try!

We have tried other brands, including Charlotte's Web and Receptra, but I continue to purchase Imbue Botanicals CBD products because I trust them and they work without fail.

Imbue Botanicals Testimonial - Depression

As someone who has dealt with depression off and on for 10+ years, has tried several anti-depressants and anxiety medications… I have never experienced results as life changing as the ones I have experienced from Imbue. Although I do have some hard days here and there, they are nothing close to the extreme depressive episodes I experienced before. Imbue 25mg capsules really help to elevate my mood and keep me in a more positive state. Thank you for creating this wonderful product!!

Have you tried Imbue Botanicals CBD? You should!

I Tried Receptra Prime CBD Oil for Pain - Here's What Happened

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Receptra Prime CBD Oil Helps with Pain

In the past few years, the use of hemp products for pain and inflammation has greatly increased, due to research and anecdotal evidence showing how well it works. Legal hemp products target CBD, which is one of the many active ingredients of hemp. Unlike THC, CBD doesn't get you high, but does have positive effects on the body.

Important Things to Look For In CBD Products

There are many CBD product lines in the marketplace right now. Not all of them are great quality. When looking at CBD products for pain, Receptra Prime is one of the best.

Receptra Hemp uses only hemp flowers, no stems or seeds. They grow organically on sustainable farms in Colorado. They use a very clean ethanol extraction process, and their carrier oils are clean coconut and sunflower oils.

Review of Receptra Prime CBD Oil

I received a bottle of 750mg Receptra Prime CBD Oil, along with some topical samples. The oil is used sublingually (under the tongue) for best absorption. Each dropper contains 20mg CBD, and the suggested dose is 2-3 times per day.

First impressions - the flavor is Triple Berry, but there is no real smell other than a spicy hemp smell. When I put the oil under my tongue, there is no berry flavor at all (or any flavor, really). When I swallow it 30 seconds later, I just taste oil. I don't mind this, but if you hate oil in your mouth, this won't work for you. You may need a capsule or a different kind of tincture.

While the effects of CBD are not immediate, I did notice some interesting good effects after about a week of use. I am sleeping better, my energy is better, and I am taking less pain medication for my chronic joint and nerve pain. Plus, there have been no negative side effects. Just none!

I highly recommend trying the Receptra CBD products, especially if you have chronic pain and inflammation.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Receptra Naturals. The opinions and text are all mine.

Win the Full Salonpas Pain Relief Product Suite

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Salonpas Pain Relief Products Are My Go To!

I can remember my parents using BenGay for pain relief. That smell of the menthol and camphor was so strong!

A Less Messy and Smelly Alternative

As I grew up, I looked for products that smelled a bit better, but since everything uses the same base of camphor and menthol, I either avoided topical pain relief or just sucked it up with the smell. I tried IcyHot, Biofreeze, and even the Thermacare-style hot and cold packs.

Meanwhile, my Japanese friends were using Salonpas, which combines the camphor and menthol with an actual anti-inflammatory (methyl salicylate), and doesn't smell as intense. They would bring me boxes when they went home to visit.

And because the products are Jet-sprays, gels, and patches of varying sizes, they are much less messy than the old ointments and creams.

FDA Approved for Pain Relief

But now, I can buy Salonpas here in the US! And in addition to the regular patches, sprays, and gels, they have a hot patch and a lidocaine patch - all of which are FDA approved for pain relief and are viable alternatives to increasingly expensive prescription patches.

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What Do I Use Salonpas For?

The toe I crushed in 2013 still vexes me, especially in damp cold. I wrap my toe in the small Salonpas patch and it really helps!

I have chronic nerve pain from shingles, and I use the large Lidocaine patch when that gets bad, as well as the heated large patch.

Hubby has chronic back pain, and a shot of the spray helps him feel better for 6-8 hours at a time.

Plus, if I am extra sore from working out or an old injury flares up, Salonpas really rescues me!

Recently, the Salonpas folks sent me the entire product line. And now, they would like to give this same set to you!

And we have a winner! Congratulations to Carol Reid. You should already have an email from me.

 

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Review: Foam Rolling by Sam Woodworth

Review: Foam Rolling by Sam Woodworth

When I first started teaching Pilates in 1989, foam rolling had just been introduced to the fitness world. The roller were plain white packing foam, came in just a few sizes, and would crush down and need replacing every six months or so.

Today myofascial release is such a big deal that we have lots of different rollers. Different densities, shapes, sizes, and textures make things interesting, And now we have balls, small rolling pins, and other tools.

And even though I have a lot of the other tools and sizes, my favorite is still the 36" long basic roller.

I was hoping that Sam Woodworth's Foam Rolling would focus solely on the basic roller, but he instead uses the roller, balls, and rollers of different sizes.

Foam Rolling is well illustrated, and contains different protocols for different issues. Sitting down too much? There is a series for that. Tight chest or armpit? You are covered. Need to stand up and release? There are series against the wall.

While I am always looking for more new and interesting exercises on the roller, this book is geared to clients at home, not to personal trainers or Pilates folk who already know the basics of myofascial release. Woodword addresses that audience well, with clear photos and explanations of what to do and where to place the balls and rollers for maximum benefit.

Note that if you want to experience the full workouts, you will need more gear than just your roller.