Homemade Healthy Gummie Candies

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Make your own “healthier” gummy candies. Recipe calls for 1/2 cup of any fruit juice (real juice such as orange or grape juice), 2 packets of gelatin (eg.Knox) or 2 tablespoons and 2 tablespoons of honey. Add any healthy options such as 1 tablespoon of organic turmeric or ginger and 1 teaspoon of chlorella powder or a few servings of CBD oil (1 serving is approximently 15 mg which is 0.75 ml of a 20% CBD oil). Heat over low heat until dissolved (about 1-2 minutes) and pour into silicone molds. Refrigerate until set. Can be kept at room temperature for about 5 days. These are meant for adult consumption only if you are adding supplements. You can roll the candies in cinnamon if you even more health benefits such as maybe helping with blood sugar control.

May help with inflammation or anxiety.


CBD Infused Drinks?

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The next best thing to hit the market? What is a CBD infused drink? It can be water, juice, pop, tea, coffee or anything else that a company decides they can put it in. So is it good for you? My understanding is that the amount per serving (eg. one drink) is probably about 2-5 mg of CBD. A normal amount of beneficial CBD/day is about 15 mg for most people. That being said, you would need to drink 3-7 infused drinks per day. That is not totally unreasonable.

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So what is cannabidiol (CBD)? First of all it is the non-psychotropic part of the cannabis plant. It can help with chronic pain, help reduce anxiety and inflammation. So, is it a bad thing or good thing to put it in a drink? Research shows that lipid based nanoparticles may be better absorbed by your body so you want to know that the company producing these products is using this technology.

CBD is a very unstable compound and requires protection from light to preserve the medicinal products. Bottles of water sitting on shelves in clear containers would quickly degrade the medicinal benefits. Exposure to air also degrades it, so as soon as you open the bottle it starts to degrade. It is also very expensive.

So, I would suggest saving your money and buy a good quality oil, edible or vape your CBD oil to get all of the benefits. So don’t buy into the newest craze, but do your research and get “all” of the benefits of a properly packaged CBD product.

Cannabis-Hemp oil or marijuana?

What is the difference and is one better than the other for treating ailments? Hemp oil and marijuana are both species of cannabis. Hemp oil is from the hemp plant and medical/recreational marijuana comes from the marijuana plant.

First of all, whether or not it is legal to buy full spectrum organic hemp oil or recreational and medical marijuana may limit your choices where you live. Both are good as long as you are buying it from a reputable company such as an organic company with third party lab testing for full spectrum hemp oil or a licensed producer for medical marijuana.

You will be amazed at the health benefits from simple things like allowing you to sleep more soundly or helping with anxiety or depression. You may have to try more than one product in order to see how it works for your specific body chemistry. Try it for 30 – 60 days and if it isn’t working, then try a different product.

One of the keys to finding your doseage is to “start low and go slow”. Take 0.25 ml (buy a syringe) and up the dose 0.1 ml every 3-5 days until you reach the desired effects. Keep a journal of your health issues such as insomnia and joint pain and record when it gets better and the amount you are ingesting.