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Stamp Out Smoking For Good with CBD

Which smoker hasn’t heard stories of fellow-cigarette lovers that have successfully kicked their smoking habit and thought to themselves, “How on Earth did they do it? I’ve been trying for years!” The science behind why it is so difficult to quit smoking is crystal clear: Nicotine is highly addictive. Cigarette boxes themselves warn against their package contents. But nicotine and tobacco cravings can be curbed.  If you’ve tried the patches and gum and e-cigarettes with little success…

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CBD Works Out: Benefits for Sports and Athletic Performance

Athletes put a lot of stress and pressure on their bodies, to positive and negative effect. It’s true.  Intensive and ongoing training results in increased physical performance, but the prolonged wear and tear on certain parts of the body can also lead to long-term injuries and lifelong health issues. After showing promise for treating a number of conditions associated with athletic competition, like joint aches, inflammation and muscle soreness, it’s easy to see why several professional at…

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Using CBD to Promote Pet Health

Our pets mean the world to us and we want them to be as happy as can be. Just like people, animal happiness is linked to their health. What our sick pets can’t say in words, they’ll demonstrate through physical symptoms and behaviour changes. The idea of pets taking CBD oil to promote improved well-being might raise a few eyebrows in some. But CBD is a natural, drug-free solution that has become a mainstay in the holistic veterinary world to help pets overcome a range of conditions and illne…

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CBD Is Officially a Schedule 0 Complementary Medicine In South Africa

Cannabidiol (CBD) and certain CD-containing products became legally classified as a Schedule 0 Complementary Medicines under Category D, under the South African Medicines Act.  This was signed into law by Health Minister, Zweli Mkhize in May 2020. For those unfamiliar with how medicine schedule’s work, the classification system defines a medicine’s level of risks and benefits. As medicinal risks increase, so does the schedule – with South Africa’s highest schedule being Schedule 8. …

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Recovering Muscles (and Time) with CBD

For many people, a proper post-workout recovery routine means resting for a few hours after training, maybe a rejuvenating ice bath and getting enough sleep. But let’s be real. Most of us don’t have those luxuries. We’re lucky that we can squeeze in an early morning session at the gym, before having our time split between traffic, meetings, work deadlines, traffic again, family responsibilities, friend time, visiting the folks, and then tending to the other 101 commitments on our plate. (S…

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Can Children Benefit from CBD?

Every mom and dad knows that your choices as a parent begin long before your child is even born. Some are easy to make, like what to feed them, where to send them to school and the appropriate method of discipline. But when it comes to their health, choices can get a little tricky. Medications in particular are where several parents are at a crossroads. Pharmaceutical drugs are proven to help little ones get better in time of sickness and can manage psychological conditions successfully. But the…

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Here’s the Skinny on CBD Oil for Healthier-Looking Skin

When we wake up in the morning the first thing we see when we look in the mirror is our face. Some of us might see a few lines (or not-so-fine lines), nature’s way of giving our age away without consent; others may discover a new cluster of acne pimples, while some might spot some old marks and blemishes. Most people experience, or have experienced, issues with their skin at some point. In some cases, they’re still dealing with the after-effects. It’s a normal part of life, but that doesn…

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CBD Oil: Bringing Feeling Good Back to Food

Who hasn’t seen those TV chefs talk about how wonderful olive oil is as they generously drizzle it over salads or swirl it on top of a bowl of pasta for an astringent twist of flavour and glossy finishing touch. Yawn. Change the channel. It’s nothing new. However, what is making foodies and the health-conscious community sit up and take note is a palate-pleasing ingredient, soon to make its way onto several lips when it comes to food preparation – CBD Oil. In fact, according to a CNBC repo…

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CBD Oil vs Hemp Oil: What’s the Difference Anyway?

Not all oils are created equal, especially those made from nature’s miracle wonder plant – cannabis.  Though it’s easy to get the two confused given their source, CBD Oil and Hemp Oil are completely different products, each with distinct differences in what they are used for and how they affect the body and one’s health. A common mistake that several consumers make when purchasing these products is thinking that they will get the benefits of CBD Oil when consuming Hemp Oil, and vice…

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The ABCs of CBD: What It Is & What It Does

There’s no question about it. CBD is the new star of the natural wellness movement. All it takes is a single Google search to see the positive impact that CBD is having in the lives of millions of people around the world. It’s even found praise among a long list of Hollywood celebrities, as well as several pets. Yet despite the growing popularity and proven medicinal benefits of CBD, the average South African has very little idea as to what it is, how to use to or if it’s even legal to…

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