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KB Mike – Old Wounds

Emerging as a force to be reckoned with, buzzing Chicago phenom KB Mike reveals his debut Old Wounds EP via Republic Records on June 17.

To celebrate the project’s arrival, he shares the emotionally charged track “Pain” feat. Stunna Gambino. KB Mike cuts deep on the track, which hints at the scope of his signature sound.

Old Wounds also features recent fan favorites such as “Thru Worse N Thru Better” and “What We Had.” The nine-track collection dips into moments of intense catharsis on “Killas” and the piano-laden “Pain” where he asks, “Fuck you know about pain? That’s all I know.” Elsewhere, “Sneaky Link” delivers a slippery and slick hook, illuminating his versatility all-around.

He recently ignited an open verse challenge on TikTok, generating thousands of creates and stirring up anticipation for Old Wounds.

Experience every emotion from KB Mike on Old Wounds

He has been canvasing the country with Marzz on the Love Letters Tour. Tonight, he will performing at Mercury Ballroom in Louisville, KY for his final stop on the tour.

KB Mike has built momentum throughout 2022 with tracks such as “Members” with Yungeen Ace. It followed “Keep Yo Head Up” which continues to gain traction on streaming platforms. Just prior, he dropped the powerful “Deserve Better,” which addressed domestic violence head on. Upon arrival, HotNewHipHop claimed, “The nearly three minute track sees the rapper encourage listeners to remove themselves from toxic relationships while spreading awareness about the brutal realities of domestic violence.” Maintaining his momentum, “Deserve Better” arrived on the heels of his latest single and music video “L.O.V.E.” and his breakout anthem “Used To,” which has racked up millions of streams to date. He’s already received looks from Elevator, REVOLT, and many more.

KB Mike has a massive 2022 ahead. Stay tuned!

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SPOTLIGHT: IMED KOLLI

The artist of Alcatraz of Emotions is Imed Kolli. Kolli is twenty-five years old and is from Setif, Algeria. By the time Kolli was sixteen, he found that his real education came from observing what was happening around him. He observed that richness doesn’t come without struggle and was looking for a way to translate what he was seeing. Photography became Kolli’s voice in this very big and confusing world, and he started to realize that photography has the power to change one’s perception on life. Photography can surprise people with something they don’t usually see or may not have had any idea existed. It began to push Kolli’s life in such dramatic direction towards telling the larger story of what it means to be a human. After buying his first camera, it started to make him feel alive, sometimes emotional, and the most important; connected to this world.

Kolli was always looking for a way to stand in front of more interesting material. His goal was to find subjects for his work that he genuinely cared about, because he knew that this would be the source of his greatest work. His sense of humanity is what drives him out to the street to photograph. Kolli photographs emotions, but what interests him most is developing personal relationships with all his models. Kolli often states that in a strange kind of way, he falls in love with the people he meets, feeling that they often sensitize his own pain. The deep personal connections that Kolli is able to make with the people he meets leave a lasting impression.

You will find that Kolli uses black and white, light and shadow, in his photographs. Through these methods Kolli is able to physically enforce emotions like faith, empathy, spirituality and even hope. Being able to photograph people in this way allows for Kolli to feel like he knows them through their spontaneity that has clarified their state of mind. Kolli’s inspiration stems from people who have experienced the bitterness and roughness of this world. Injured people, homeless people, beggars and poor, underprivileged people that he has coincidently met during his own personal journeys in life are the models in his photography. These people can portray his compassion and empathy to the world.

Kolli’s brief through this project Alcatraz of Emotions was to document the human condition, particularly the people who were left having to live under the red line of tenderness. There is great stigma with these kinds of people having rough circumstances, and the struggles that his subjects had to endure during their existence. Kolli believes that this project can show how he has brushed shoulders with homeless people and captured the surreal, beautiful time he spent with his subjects. Kolli is able to represent the tremendous emotional weight that comes from the self-photographing of these portraits, and this is what fulfills him the most.

It is a powerful, spiritual iconography by Kolli which he intends to give his subjects a glimmer of light in their eyes, to bring joy to their broken hearts and to give them hope. Kolli intends to honor them for surviving the cruel struggles they have been through, to make them believe that they matter, to remind them that they are human and that they are not forgotten. There is a great stigma with the subjects of Alcatraz of Emotions due to them having rough circumstances and struggles throughout their existence. Even though they have this sort of gloominess and went through an extremely unfortunate life, Kolli explains that he found them so uplifting and inspiring. With Kolli’s subjects, he found that they had this sort of joy and pleasure of being alive, even though they were in these seemingly terrible situations. Someone who has that kind of resilience to be able to still have a smile on their face is what attracted Kolli in some sort of emotional way to document their lives.

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PinkPantheress – To Hell With It

PinkPantheress has released her debut mixtape To hell with it, out now via Elektra Records/Parlophone Records. To hell with it includes fan-favorites “Pain,” “Passion,” “Break It Off” and recent hit singles “Just for me” and “I must apologize.”

Speaking on the mixtape PinkPantheress says: “I’m super excited to share this project with you all as my first body of work, I’ve been collecting songs that I’ve made this year and while I’m still developing my sound, I’m hoping these songs immerse you into your ideal fantasy world as you listen.” 360 Magazine is surprised to see the amount of Halloween and Christmas music that is coming out this year for each Holiday. 

Though she only debuted in 2021, PinkPantheress has gained a strong fanbase including Dazed who referred to her music as “irresistibly catchy earworms.” She has also received love from i-D, Pitchfork, NPR, Pigeons & Planes, and more.

Tracklist:

  1. Pain
  2. I must apologise
  3. Last Valentines
  4. Passion
  5. Just for me
  6. Notice I Cried
  7. Reason
  8. My Friends know
  9. Nineteen
  10. Break It Off (Bonus)

OOMPA – UNBOTHERED

Rising Rapper Oompa Evolves on New Album “UNBOTHERED”- LISTEN

“Oompa delivers a dizzying display of talent” – Consequence of Sound

“one of Bostons most successful rappers”- NPR

“Oompa has emerged from her apocalyptic meditation looking fly as hell but highly dangerous” – Vanyaland

“breaking conventional boundaries that have been placed on Female Rappers” – The Doe

Today, critically acclaimed rapper and spoken word poet Oompa has released her long-awaited, third album, “UNBOTHERED”. The “subtle force in Bostons music scene” (DigBoston) has been catching attention not only for her signature beat riding flow but for her incredibly honest and relatable storytelling. The album marks a new era, both sonically and personally, for the “visionary” artist (Performer Mag) with a buoyant production style and free-styled verses. “UNBOTHERED” delves into the timely sentiments of personal reflection and healing after a period of global and spiritual turmoil, where sadness and death seem so prominent.

 

With her debut album “November 3rd”(2016) and highly revered follow-up “Cleo”(2019) exploring the depths of loss, pain, and overcoming, “UNBOTHERED” finds Oompa in a new-found state of peace. The album unfurls Oompa’s journey of self-discovery and learning that joy is possible, despite the struggles within and around us. Through vulnerable lyricism, Oompa paints a vivid and honest picture of the duality of personal growth, “I wanted to teach myself that healing is slow and non-performative”. On her new record, Oompa is choosing to keep what she refers to as the “ugly parts” private, instead, inviting her listener to enjoy the artifacts.

 

Sonically, “UNBOTHERED” explores an intricate spectrum of sounds and moods that progress from the more somber, gospel-inspired opener “AMEN” (feat. Benji) to lighter, quirkier bops in the latter half, including the project’s infectious first single “GO” (ft. Dan DeCristofaro). That freedom of expression helped bring to life an album brimming with gems including the hard-hitting “LEBRON” and New Orleans bounce-inspired “OUTTA PATIENCE”. Both of which left a major impression with the likes of Consequence of SoundThe Ebro Show on Apple MusicDef Jam’s Double Elvis PodcastOnes to Watch, and EARMILK. Accompanying the single roll-out, was a series of ten, playful visuals aesthetically inspired by the unconventional love story told in the Melina Matsoukas film, “Queen and Slim

When reflecting on the journey to “UNBOTHERED”. Oompa mused “Over the course of my eventful life I went from knowing there had to be something I was brought into this world to do, to believing that Im here to be. I went from processing my life in mourning to accepting it and promising myself joy each day. The work seems not to be to find out what you were put on the Earth to do, but a reason to stay”

Boston fans will be able to experience songs from the album live, at the “UNBOTHERED” Album Release Show at the Paradise Rock Club on October 8th. Purchase tickets to the “UNBOTHERED” Album Release Show HERE

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October – Selena Gomez – ELLE Canada

KO MÉDIA REVEALS A FORWARD-LOOKING  SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF ELLE CANADA

KO Média is excited to unveil the October issue of ELLE Canada featuring Selena Gomez. The multi-hyphenate star opens up about her mental illness, shooting her new Hulu show with Steve Martin and releasing her first record in Spanish. “I focused so hard on making sure the language I was speaking — and the way I was speaking it — was authentic,” she says in the candid interview. “I wanted it to exude love. I wanted it to talk about pain but in a way that was confident. There is a song about girls saying goodbye to things that aren’t good for us.” One thing Gomez has said goodbye to is her access to Instagram. “I suffer from mental illness, and [social media] just wasn’t adding anything to my life,” she says, adding that once she gave it up, “I felt like I was suddenly able to be so present.”

Other stories of self-care and self-discovery in this issue include Canadian Grammy-winning artist Alessia Cara finding stability as her star continues to rise; Nesta Cooper on coming into her own opposite Jason Momoa in the second season of See; and Mohawk actor Devery Jacobs’ experience working on an Indigenous set and being an activist in her community. Rounding out the bunch is Jonathan Van Ness who, with six seasons of Queer Eye behind them, is now focused on feeding their own well-being, inside and out.

For readers who need some me time, we offer up Canada’s best spas to visit this fall, whether you want a full-body scrub en plein air in B.C. or a lakefront Nordic spa experience in Nova Scotia. Plus, the magazine looks at why dawn is the new time to get things done and how to properly care for sensitive or irritated skin (just in time for winter!).

In fashion, this edition is all about looking back — on the overt tackiness of the early-aughts (which is making a comeback for a surprising reason); the 40-year legacy of Max Mara’s 101801 coat; and the coming-together of two friends to design Markoo’s cool, effortless aesthetic.

And we get serious, diving into the history (and current reality) of medical misogyny, dissecting the downfall of the girl boss and what it says about women in power, and exploring the healing effect of restorative tattooing.

Ending on a lighter note, this issue has everything from forest-inspired fragrances and the next generation of Canadian winemakers to dinner party glow-ups and a mother-daughter road trip.

The October issue of ELLE Canada will hit stands and Apple News+ on October 20, 2021.

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PinkPantheress – Just For Me

PINKPANTHERESS RELEASES NEW SINGLE JUST FOR ME

LISTEN HERE

PinkPantheress releases long-awaited single Just for me via Elektra Records/Parlophone Records.

The Mura Masa produced track features a delicate composition of melodic guitar riffs as her signature saccharine vocals glide through the uk garage influenced earworm. The single has been highly requested across the internet with over 700k videos using a snippet of the track on TikTok.

Speaking on the track PinkPantheress states: ’Just for me’ is a song based around unhealthy obsession and is almost a part two to ‘pain’.

Listen on repeat HERE

Though she only debuted in 2021, PinkPantheress has gained a strong fanbase including Dazed who referred to her music as irresistibly catchy earworms. She has also received love from i-D, Pitchfork, NPR, Pigeons & Planes and more.

Get to know PinkPantheress below and stay tuned for more.

PinkPantheress in numbers

PP makes her music at 3am in her university halls: I have my uni work to do, and I didn’t have the luxury of a recording studio or ‘creative me-time’. She was born in 2001, in Bath. She has 667k+ followers on TikTok and 4.1 million likes. PinkPantheress’ discography has collectively reached 100+ million global streams

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Best CBD Oil for Pain: Top Brands in 2021

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is obtained from cannabis plants. The natural cannabis molecule has been popular for decades, and since pain has increased the death rate, globally, everyone is looking for a solution from CBD products. The pain is brought about after a long day in school, at work, or through workouts. But this should not be your reality. Stay put and follow our guide for solutions. It’s advisable to consume the prescribed over-the-counter pain relievers for your tired joints or muscles, but there are organic and natural alternatives to consider.

Top 5 CBD Oil Brands for Pain

How Do We Identify The Best CBD Oil Brands

To get the right CBD oil, you need to use several evaluating criteria. In response to the demand for CBD, the majority of people have turned to sell this product to help users meet their health conditions. Do keep in mind that counterfeit products can jeopardize your health. Therefore, consumers are advised to be mindful of the kind of CBD brands they select.

CBD oil extracted from hemp contains limited or almost no THC. This type of compound results in psychoactive effects. If you don’t take a keen interest in what you’re purchasing, there are high chances you’ll end up buying products that contain large amounts of THC from certain brands. You don’t get to reap CBD health benefits, causing undesirable side effects.

Most people who have experienced the tinctures claim it is one of the best CBD products in most countries. Researchers are still carrying out more studies that support its potential benefits. The following are some of the criteria you’ll need to follow before purchasing to get the best CBD oil for relieving pain.

CBD type

CBD comes in different types; isolate, broad-spectrum, and full-spectrum extract. Isolate CBD has CBD as the only active ingredient. Then the broad-spectrum and full-spectrum have CBD compounds and other elements, they incorporate various ingredients which makes them more effective than the isolate. However, people tend to react differently to these extracts.

  • CBD isolate: this is a pure form of CBD.
  • Full Spectrum CBD: Contains all-natural phytochemicals that are found in hemp plants like other terpenes, oils, and cannabinoids. Moreover, there is limited tetrahydrocannabinol (THCs), which are psychotropic compounds that have a “high” effect.
  • Broad-spectrum CBD-they Contains phytochemicals found in cannabis plants that contain less or no amount of THC, similar to full-spectrum CBD. However, some products contain very small amounts of THC.

Studies show that THC, along with CBD, produces an entourage effect, combining the two cannabinoids is more effective than taking them individually. Simply put, full-spectrum products are much more useful for pain relief than isolate CBD-only products.

Hemp Source

Hemp can be grown anywhere in the world under any climate condition. Meaning that brands can source out these plants from anywhere across the world. Note that the only way to get the best and high-quality CBD oils is from the US or EU. These areas have controlled farming practices, the soil used has no insecticides, pesticides, or other chemicals that might cause harm to consumers’ health.

Ingredients

When searching for a good CBD brand, look at its sources and how honest it is with the ingredients used during manufacturing. If the company you are following no longer publishes such information, it’s a red flag.

Let’s assume you are looking for a product that cures joint pain. Find good quality CBD oil. However, it is advisable to fix the pain relief process with additional ingredients such as the essential oil Arnica. Also, warming or even cooling ingredients such as menthol can provide a sensation of dullness

Extraction Method

The extraction method involves the use of some solvents to extract CBD and other compounds from the hemp plant material. Carbon dioxide is the gold standard for the production of CBD.

The CO2 solvent used turns the gaseous state into a liquid and penetrates the plant to extract CBD. Eventually, CO2 is extinguished, leaving a viscous oily extract. Other extraction methods include alcohol (tincture) or olive oil. During this process, avoid CBD oil made from butane. This solvent is cumbersome and can leave toxic residues on the oil floor if not handled properly.

Potency

The more the potency the faster the effects. These types of CBD oils are measured in milligrams to give a clear indication of CBD contained in the dosage. One of the advantages of CBD oil is that consumers can adjust the amount according to their needs; you can either choose to adjust or reduce it according to your preference.

A stronger CBD yields greater benefits, but consuming either a lower or an average amount of CBD gives new users more flexibility in adjusting their dosage gradually as per their needs, taking strong CBD in huge amounts may lead to harmful and unnecessary side effects to the consumer.

Brand Reputation

A well-trusted brand should ensure customer satisfaction, it adds more value to your company. The more satisfied your customers are, the higher the value of the industry. Not everyone is happy with a reputable brand, so, to get the right response, read on customer reviews.

Therefore, take a look at the brands that have a 5-star review if you’re considering buying the best CBD oil for pain. For customers’ expectations, ensure your products are of high quality, offer the best customer experience and safety.

Transparency

The CBD market is growing so fast leaving people confused on which brand to trust. To ease this situation, it’s advisable to choose the companies that offer information regarding the ingredients used to manufacture their products, farming practices, laboratory results, extraction, and manufacturing.

It’s the transparency, and honesty that attracts customers to purchase again and again. Otherwise, the lack of releasing the right information to the public will damage your brand. Transparency is key in every business; it attracts positive reviews and discussion.

Customer Service

Note that customer service is the key to a successful and most trustworthy business. In addition to providing the highest quality products, you need the best, most welcoming, and engaging team of professionals to take care of your customers while they shop. Customers will not return if they don’t get help or have their questions well-answered.

Guarantee

If a brand’s website does not contain shipping, return, or even a refund policy, then that brand is not for you. There are many brands around the world and the competition is fierce. Therefore, to attract more customers, brands need to stand out. Most companies offer discounts and rewards programs, which are the brand’s main promotional activities to improve the overall customer experience and satisfaction.

Website Experience

Due to the recent pandemic, most companies are digitized. Therefore, most of the customers are buying CBD oil online. So, you need to make sure your site experience is first-class to make the user experience enjoyable and smooth during online shopping.

So, make sure your website is accessible on all platforms and devices that can easily navigate.

The experience customers get through your site is very important. You don’t have to go through multiple pages to get the information you need. A great website is about striking the right balance of images and text. An important aspect is providing an engaging and relevant customer experience that makes it easy to buy, now and in the future.

Best CBD Oil for Pain Relief In 2021

Constant pain can cause trauma; such as arthritis, chronic pain, general soreness muscle cramps. This guide will provide you with a variety of options for ending the pain. CBD oil is great for pain relief. Change the world and solve the pain.

#1 Fab CBD: Best Overall

Sometimes FAB CBD oil changes slightly over time. This includes full-spectrum products containing mixtures of terpenes and CBD; phytochemicals produced from the hemp plant. It is psychotropic-free with less than 0.3% THC. Consumers can take the oil by itself, or rather, add it to drinks or food. Its simple ingredients has MCT oil as the carrier oil.

Hemp Source

Hemp products are naturally and organically grown in Colorado. They contain a unique blend of cannabinoids and terpenes.

CBD type

For consumers who are interested in whole CBD extracts and terpenes, FAB offers a comprehensive full-spectrum CBD oil.

Lab Results

ProVerde Laboratories provides third-party results for FAB CBD. However, you can get the required information online.

Strength

In each CBD oil serving, it has four potencies ranging from 5-40 mg per serving with five premium flavors, namely natural, vanilla, peppermint, berry, and citrus. Consumers have a wide selection to choose their preferred tincture.

Verdict

Be aware that THC tests may fail while using these products. CBD metabolizes and might end up giving false-positive tests. Therefore, you consume these products at your own risk.

#2 Medterra CBD: Most Popular

Medterra offers a blend of MCT oil and 99 % CBD in a 1-oz container. Each serving of this CBD tincture contains markers to measure its versatility and accuracy. Suppose you are looking for CBD oil with zero THC, then Medterra’s CBD isolate will be great to avoid failing a drug test? These products are U.S. Hemp Authority Certified. The reviews of a customer are usually based on average efficiency, delivery time, and price.

Hemp Source

This CBD oil is derived from Kentucky, USA. Medterra’s unflavored tinctures are manufactured with 99 % pure CBD extract and organic MCT oil.

CBD Type

It has a combination of isolate and broad-spectrum extracts.

Lab Results

This brand utilizes Green Scientific Labs and ProVerde Laboratories to test the products and offer third-party results online.

Strength

They have 500 mg, 1000 mg, and 3000 mg per dropper. You can start your dosages from 16 mg to 100 mg in each serving.

Verdict

This brand is safer, easier to use, and much more affordable. There are approximately 30 servings of this CBD tincture, and it can either be taken during the day or at night.

All Mediterra tins, regardless of the concentration, are packaged in 1-ounce bottles, each containing 1 ml, converted into 30 organic materials. The dropper has a measuring screen (0.25, 0.50, 0.75, 1ml), providing a flexible and precise serving size.

#3 CBDistillery: Best Variety

A group of Colorado natives founded this brand in 2016 with consumer’s best interest at hand. The founders released the emergence of overpriced, inferior CBD products that saturated the market. They offer high-quality, US-grown, reasonably priced, and hemp-derived products to ensure they offer premium products. The brand has several strengths; this allows consumers to personalize the dose to help prevent drowsiness after taking it during the day.

Hemp Source

The product is grown and sourced from the US. CBDistillery has its products manufactured through the U.S. Hemp Authority-certified non-GMO industrial hemp and using natural and organic farming practices.

CBD Type

It carries full-spectrum products.

Lab Results

CBDistillery products go through the third-party test lab Proverde. They provide their details or rather Certificates of Analysis for every product online. All the CBDistillery products are third-party tested, this is to make sure the quality is topnotch and give consistent serving sizes.

Strength

Buyers can select strengths that range from 33 mg to 83 mg each serving,

Verdict

CBDistillery is a great brand where you could purchase high-quality, chemical-free products.

#4 cbdMD: Best Broad-Spectrum

cbdMD oil tinctures are the best quality, CBD-derived oil. The consumers tend to enjoy the benefits of their superior broad-spectrum CBG and CBD in every oil.

The tinctures are passionately crafted via a top-notch manufacturing process, the hemp is grown and sourced from the USA. CBD oil turns out to be very expensive, though other brands will sell them cheaper. But with this brand, you will get value for your money.

It’s safe to use CBD oil drops every day with their easy-to-use droppers that help to adjust CBD intake.

Hemp Source

The hemp plant is grown and sourced in the US.

CBD Type

You can select the strengths from 10 mg, 25 mg, up to 100 mg of CBD for each serving., they offer four flavors – mint, berry, orange, and natural.

Lab Results

On cbdMD’s pages, you will easily access third-party lab results from SC Labs; you just need to click “COAs” on the tab.

Strength

Its broad-spectrum CBD oils

Verdict

The brand’s CBD oil tinctures have the best quality that is hemp-derived. You should take this golden chance and shop with them to have a superb experience with their products that are crafted with care.

The brand claims that their CBD oil tinctures provide multiple health benefits that you cannot experience with other products. For example, the oil is packed in a bottle with a rubber dropper, thus making it easily discreet and transportable while on the move.

In addition, the tinctures don’t need any preparation, making it great for a quick consumption.

#5 CBDPure: Best Value

This brand was started in 2016 for a simple mission, to ensure it offers the best CBD oil. More so, it’s reputable and offers third-party test results and a 90-day money-back guarantee. CBDPure is among the most transparent companies in the market.

It widely explains every single stage in processing CBD oil and offers easy access to lab test results information for every batch produced. It has a golden color, an indicator of the level of quality, to show that the manufacturers did a great job extracting filtration from excess plant material and chlorophyll.

Hemp Source

The hemp is organically grown and sourced from Colorado and Washington farms.

CBD Type

Full-spectrum organic CBD product.

Lab Results

Here at CBDPure, we believe in complete transparency regarding exactly what is in every bottle. Every product batch is tested three times, once at harvest, once at our production facility, and once by an independent third-party laboratory.

Strength

It comes in 300 mg, 600 mg, and 1,000 mg packed in a 60ml container. The lowest potency is 3.3 mg of CBD each serving; it is great for people with mild pain as a first-timer.

However, the difference between the three options is felt in their potency; the more the strength of your oil, the more CBD is found per serving. Each potency is derived from a similar full-spectrum hemp plants.

Verdict

There are so many selections based on the product you want, this has confused many users, but with this brand, you get some customer service that explains the kind of oil to use for your health conditions. Their goal is to offer the best CBD oil for pain.

Cheap Vs. Premium CBD Oils

Cheap CBD oils could turn out to be of low quality, thus leading to adverse side effects. Also, they end up not fulfilling all your medical needs. Premium products are of high quality and manufactured for customer satisfaction.

Pain Relief with CBD Oil: How Does it work

When you consume CBD compound, it interacts with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) widely spread throughout your body, mostly concentrated around the nervous system. Note that the ECS consist of chemicals and inter-related receptors.

Besides boosting ECS, it assists in preserving anandamide, a naturally occurring molecule, which plays a big role in regulating inflammation that brings in the analgesic body effects, namely pain relief.

Unlike THC, Cannabinoids don’t act directly on your nerve receptors. When consumed, it indirectly prevents specific psychological functions; for this reason, the compound has minimal impact on your body’s chemical balance.

Though various CBD types are full-spectrum, they contain very few traces of THC that have less impact on your body. According to federal law, any legal CBD product must not contain THC levels above 0.3% by weight, which is the right amount to offer users the entourage effect, heightening the experience and impact.

How to Properly Dose CBD Oil for Pain

When it comes to CBD oil for pain, most people will talk of CBD drops and how the dropper is helpful and an easy benchmark dose-measuring the dosage other than counting. Mostly, consumers make use of the actual dropper that is often 1 milliliter.

While dosing, keep in mind that the oil is delivered in the form of tinctures. First, pour a few drops of your desired CBD oil as mold in place for at least 60 seconds. The time duration allows the blood vessels under your tongue to absorb the product, after which you swallow your CBD oil. You can mix CBD oil into your drink and food as well.

There lacks a clinical consensus on CBD dosing, though the prudent way is to generally begin low and gradually increase as per how your body reacts. The rule of thumb claims that one should take between 1 to 6 mg of CBD for every 10 pounds of body weight; for instance, a woman who weighs 140 pounds can consume 14 to 84 mg of CBD. You could increase this amount or frequency as time goes by.

However, the dosage is personal, so the amount that would work for you might be too much or too little for someone else. If in doubt, it’s advisable to kickstart with a small dose as you increase, gradually. Suppose you don’t feel the effects, don’t take more since it takes longer for the CBD to react.

Here are some of the aspects that you should consider to know the amount to consume:

  • Bodyweight
  • Health condition
  • The body chemistry
  • CBD concentration per drop

Other Known Benefits of Using CBD Oil

Sleep challenges

According to increasingly scientific research, CBD properties will potentially offer medical benefits to various conditions, for instance, treating sleep-related problems and temporarily relieving insomnia.

Blood pressure

Recent research claims that CBD helps to boost heart health. In 2017, a study concluded that CBD is key when it comes to reducing blood pressure. Also, it’s potentially therapeutic to help treat cardiovascular conditions; it lowers cardiac inflammation.

Bones

Also, is some promising research, CBD helps to preserve bone density and improves bone fracture healing. These two are a concern to the majority of people.

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is one of the adverse kinds of chronic pain described as stinging, burning, and sharpness. Neuropathic pain impacts people differently from one person to another. The pain makes it hard for you to pin down; no clinical treatment has been discovered for nerve pain.

A Study in 2017 was conducted to examine the effectiveness of hemp-based treatment for multiple sclerosis-related and neuropathic pain. Around 50-70 % of people with multiple sclerosis (MS) had excruciating pain. Ultimately, CBD oil for pain works on nerves too. However, consumers should be cautious with its potential side effects.

Inflammation

CBD is known to combat inflammation. A 2013 study done by an Institute of Digestive Disease, China, claimed that mice injected with CBD had anti-inflammatory effects. Generally, there are various views regarding CBD oil, especially in alleviating inflammation and pain resulting from joint pain and arthritis. The majority of individuals have found a solution after dealing with the inflammation through CBD.

Back Pain

Globally, back pains are the major cause of disability. These debilitating pains affect billions of people, leaving the majority to learn how to live with that challenge. With these pains, it has never been any easier. The best thing is that CBD oil for pain is an effective alternative to help relieve this kind of pain. CBD is easy to use, inexpensive, has minimal side effects, and promises the best solution for back pain. Suppose you need the best CBD oil for pain. Look at our top picks recommended above; they work well.

Side Effects of Using CBD Oil

Before you start consuming CBD oil, remember that your health should be a priority. So, you should know the possible challenges and risks of consuming the product. Fortunately, hemp-based products don’t have adverse side effects. The World Health Organization acknowledges its safety and lacks dependence on cannabis-based products. In short, CBD oil has relatively low-risk effects. Some of the common side effects that might be dose-dependent includes

  • Fatigue
  • Appetite changes
  • Weight loss or weight gain
  • Diarrhea
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability

Other effects like drowsiness could be fatal if you are operating and driving heavy machinery. Therefore, after consumption, it’s not advisable to go. Suppose you are driving and feel like sleeping; you should pack and get some sleep to avoid risking your life and others. However, to avoid some of these side effects, you should consult the doctor on some other supplements or medication; CBD makes them less effective.

Some supplements and medications warn users against grapefruits; you should not get any closer to CBD products in such a scenario. For instance, some medicines have cholesterol drugs, like atorvastatin (Lipitor) and many others.

A study on mice claimed that CBD might increase liver toxicity if you consume it in huge quantities.

Will The Oil Make You Feel High?

CBD can also be derived from a cannabis plant, though it doesn’t create the same “high” or overly euphoric THC or marijuana due to its psychotropic effects. Instead, it makes you feel anxious or relaxed but with no highness if you opt to consume CBD-infused oil.

Unlike THC, you will not get intoxicated or hallucinate just because you take CBD products. However, there is a possibility of adverse side effects if the ingredients’ quality was not up to standards.

However, consuming CBD with THC-rich cannabis products, cannabinoids will lessen the level of highness you get from the THC. Please talk to the experts before taking any supplements, and be sure of the brand that sells high-quality products.

All you need to do is read the labels to be certain that the product has been tested through a third party for its quality. If not, it might not be legitimate, so I avoided it.

What About the Drug Test?

CBD oils are ingested. Thus, they enter the bloodstream. THC is detected in urine for up to two weeks or more, but it depends on the number of times you often consume it or frequency, plus the amount or dosage you take. It might leave your bloodstream after five hours, but the substances the body creates from THC can even show up for more than seven days.

Some types of CBD, such as full-spectrum products, have traces of THC. Therefore, there is a possibility that it would show up after a drug test. However, you can avoid these products; you can try and reduce the CBD intake.

Can You Legally Carry Oil in the USA?

Although parts of the world have not legalized CBD, most manufacturers need to be above the legal age, which is 18 years, to buy their products. Therefore, before purchasing any CBD products, you should check the local laws so as not to be caught on the wrong side. After purchasing from an online store, you must confirm if the brand is allowed to ship in your country and what the law says about it.

CBD products that are hemp-derived are not categorized in Schedule I drugs under the federal Controlled Substances Act anymore, though they are still considered legal grey zones. However, some changes are underway on state and federal levels that ultimately clarify the regulations and laws related to CBD-derived products and sales. Besides, the products are widely spread online and in every state. So, if you need to use CBD, check on your laws.

Final Thoughts

The best CBD oil for pain brings many medical benefits, such as relief from various levels and types of pain. The lion’s share of the services is a result of CBD interacting with the endocannabinoid system. When the product alters pain transmission from your nerves to the brain, it improves your life quality naturally and safely and relieves pain. It’s paramount to choose a reputable CBD brand that offers top-notch quality products. That’s the only way to acquire the most from CBD’s analgesic properties.

This guide is great to give you a better understanding and sufficient knowledge regarding CBD oil. You can as well use our top recommendations to help you relieve pains.

Body ache illustration by Heather Skovlund for 360 Magazine

Best CBD Cream for Pain

Best CBD Cream for Pain: Top Brands In 2021

In the past years, CBD has been getting much recognition. For now, it’s what many of us call a natural remedy for various health issues. And so, to speak, scientists are trying to find out how CBD works. We can now call it a miracle as it found to help alleviate cancer symptoms, reduce stress sleep disorders, and pain.

There are dozens of pain alleviation agents in the market today. But CBD stands for supremacy. Further, with its growing recognition, brands are being formed and are in the frontline to manufacture CBD products infused in skincare products. They are applied to areas associated with pain. But the difficulty comes in when choosing the right brand. They are overwhelming, but we picked the top best for you.

CBD and CBD Creams in General

CBD is an ellipsis for cannabidiol, one of the many chemical compounds found in cannabis Sativa species such as marijuana or hemp. It’s the most abundant component in cannabis plants after THC. It has lots of healing effects, starting from counteracting seizures, acting as an analgesic to anti-anxiety. Still, it works against THC effects and is effective in helping individuals frequented by heart palpitations and paranoia.

On the other hand, CBD creams are CBD oils that are infused in skin care creams. They help reduce inflammation, work on the joints and generally reduce pain. Depending on the extraction method, CBD infused in creams can either be full-spectrum, broad-spectrum, or isolates.

Top 5 CBD Creams for Pain

Criteria’s We Followed When We Listed The CBD Creams for Pain

The source of hemp

It’s important to know the source of CBD in your cream. Legally, all CBD products must be the source from hemp, but where the hemp is grown matters. Is it grown in the U.S? Is it supervised and grown organically? You will notice that the most trusted brands have their CBD sourced locally from the U.S grown hemp. As such, they have 0.3% THC or less.

Transparency

The best CBD creams for pain should not just tell you what they can do. You have to know how it’s processed, starting from the hemp plant, CBD extraction and third-party lab tests. We choose these products since the hemp source has been indicated on their web. Still, they prove that they use CO2 and ethanol extraction methods.

Thus, they contain no metals. And to boost your confidence, these brands have COAs posted on the product pages. So, you get to know what you are applying to your skin.

Potencies

When it comes to pain, you have to get the strongest elixir there is. We found that they have potencies of up2000mg CBD per container as we went through these products. Depending on your pain, you can choose the potency that you want, that’s starting from 300mg as a mild cream.  Sufficed to say, the best CBD cream for pain should be reliable in any circumstance and that what these products promise.

Customer reviews

Reviews are key to determining how effective the product works. You have to know that every CBD maker will claim his product to be ideal. So, to be sure, you have to see what users are saying on their websites.  The above creams have reviews that show positive customer satisfaction.

Return policies

If you buy a product but realize it doesn’t meet your expectations, you will always want to return it. We selected the above products since their brands have return policies that are valid within 30 days.  So, you can always return them if you are disappointed.

Client experience

Requesting or buying your CBD oil doesn’t need to be befuddling or convoluted. An online site that has a basic yet obliging browsing experience can help facilitate your buying experience. Tracking down the specific CBD oil that you need, with the data about it included, is an illustration of a great site. And so, to speak, the above CBD cream brands are no different.

5 Best CBD Creams for Pain

While CBD itself provides relief from many types of pain, finding a proper CBD product specially in a topical cream form can sometimes become very difficult as the market is growing bigger and bigger everyday. In order to make things easier we’ve listed here some of the best brands of cbd creams that will effectively reduce pain and give you proper results.

#1 Fab CBD – Best Overall

Fab CBD is a brand situated in Milwaukee, WI. Since its 2017 debut, it has been getting superb reviews on its CBD products. Although Fab CBD has no better business bureau rating, it has never been on the wrong side of the law. Still, it’s compliant with the FDA.

Fab CBD obtains its CBD from Colorado-grown hemp and uses CO2 for the extraction process. This implies that their CBD products are free from metals and solvents. Also, fab CBD has a current good manufacturing certification.

Further to get customers’ confidence, fab CBD sends its products for testing at the proverde labs, which are ISO compliant. You can get the COAs from their sites before purchasing their CBD products.

Fab CBD Topical Cream

When it comes to CBD creams for pain Fab CBD has full-spectrum products to offer. It provides more benefits, unlike other CBD creams for pain. Apart from being extracted by CO2, Fab CBD topical cream is extracted from Colorado-grown hemp. Third-party labs then test it to ensure it has no metals and zero THC. Also, this cream is all-natural, as no GMO components play a part in the manufacturing process.

Ingredients 

Fab topical CBD cream for pain is made with Vitamin E and cocoa butter. On the other hand, blood oranges compete for the perfect scent. Still, it contains hydrating constituents such as aloe vera, which work in combination with cocoa butter with coconut oil.

Strength

Full-spectrum CBD product with the potency of 600 mg per 56-g container

Verdict 

Fab offers the best quality CBD cream at a fair price. Still, the oil blends effortlessly due to Vitamin E and cocoa butter. Users are still praising its effect on managing and alleviating pain. Further, the best thing about fab CBD is that it offers a 30-day money-back guarantee. Thus, should the product dissatisfy you, you can always return it if unopened. Isn’t that convenient?

Additionally, fab topical cream works for anyone. Be It that you are an athlete, golfer, or you have overworked fingers due to typing, this cream will take your pain away. As you go on purchasing, remember, fab CBD has received publication praises such as winning an award from D magazine and observer for best creams.

#2 Medterra – Best for Joint & Muscle Pain

Medterra is a CBD company in Irvine, California. It has been selling the best CBD creams for five years and has received good reviews for its services. That’s starting from their products to seller-customer relations.

Also, Medterra has an A+ rating on the better business bureau and has no FDA bad practices warnings. It’s, therefore, a genuine brand to trust.

To get customer confidence, it has its products tested by a ISO 17025 amenable lab. It then posts the lab COAs on products pages. Besides all these, they extract their hemp from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Industrial Hemp Pilot Program.

Medterra Relief + Recovery Cream

The pain relief cream from Medtrerra is accessible as an over-the-counter medication. It’s typically a get-way card from other pain relief agents. It contains menthol and arnica that bring about a cooling feel that penetrates the nerves. There are other ingredients such as jojoba and aloe vera, which soothe pain zones.

Medterra pain relief cream is also the best CBD cream for arthritis pain. In 20021, it has been ranked as the year’s product in the CBD personal care sector. Also, it helps relieves pain from joints and sore places. The menthol still performs its magic on stiff necks providing more cooling. Again, it’s free from artificial preservatives, metals, and plasticizers.

Ingredients

Medterra has a bunch of ingredients. It’s a complex blend that comprises menthol and arnica Montana as the active ingredients. On the other hand, the dormant components include aloe Vera juice, coconut oil, Mentha Piperita, sorbitan olivate, glycerine, and sunflower oil.

Strengths 

Medterra pain relief cream is available in strengths of 500mg and 1,000mg. Both bottles are 1.7fl oz and have 50ml of the relieving cream.

Verdict 

It’s evident that Medterrra offers a magical pain relief cream. It can’t be compared with other CBD creams from other brands. Additionally, Medterra is a transparent brand. Using their product means you know what you are consuming. There is also a thirty-day money-back guarantee.

#3 CBDistillery – Best Variety

CBDistillery started in 2016 in Colorado. Its founders were surged to create a brand to raise the bar for CBD products that were subjugating the market. They are one of the pioneers that started the historical #CBDmovement. Also, CBDistillery is a brand that have the highest social appearance on the current market. You can rely on their CBD products without hesitation.

CBDistillery Broad Spectrum CBD Cooling Cream

The CBDistillery certainly offers one of the best creams for pain combines broad-spectrum hemp and natural ingredients purported to reduce inflammation and joint pains. This brand is valued for its highly potent CBD products and CBD cream. They have 300mg CBD per jar to offer. It created with organic hemp extract sourced from Colorado-grown hemp. For relief, CBDistillery incorporates menthol in its cream. Thus, you should expect a cooling sensation that lasts for hours while you benefit from aloe Vera leaf juice.

Ingredients

CBD distillery cream for pain constitutes organic CBD, hemp seed oil and argan oil. The nice scents, on the other hand, is brought by Lonicera Japonica and Sunflower extracts.

Strength

The cream contains 300mg of broad-spectrum CBD in 1.7fl.oz. Container

Verdict

CBDistillery is a brand that believes in doing things the right way. Its product is tested by third-party labs that are ISO compliant. Again, this is a brand to settle for as it has various CBD products starting from warming and cooling pain creams, skincare products, salves and even gummies. But what makes them best is their excellent customer service that’s always ready to help you in any way.

#4 cbdMD – Best Value 

Situated in Charlotte, North Carolina, cbdMD has been in the CBD business for nearly six years after being discovered by Scott Hoffman. Today, it is a popular and a trusted brand for CBD products. It manufactures CBD oils, tinctures, gummies and has the best CBD creams for sleep.

cbdMD CBD Recover Cream

Full of CBD, MSM, and vitamin B6, the recovery inflammation cream addresses one issue, recovery. Each of its ingredients has a specific function. Also, it’s a multipurpose cream that flexibly absorbs upon application. For instance, if you are looking for the best cream for arthritis or inflammation, cbdMD has got you.

The CBD in the recovery inflammation cream is obtained from U.S. grown hemp. It, therefore, contains no THC. Still, it’s not genetically modified. Since third-party ISO-compliant labs check cbdMD products, you are assured safe consumption.

Ingredients 

The recovery inflammation cream contains Histamine Dihydrochloride, broad spectrum CBD, Shea butter and many more. Each ingredient serves a specific function. For instance, the additional arnica purpose is to stimulate the white cells. On the other hand, vitamin B6 counteracts inflammation ad arthritis while it repairs the associated damages. Finally, MSM increases the rate of absorption to ensure quick results.

Further, the recovery inflammation cream has emulsifying wax, histamine dihydrochloride, and stearic acid, which work against inflammations. Then, the pleasant scent is attributed to lavender flower oil, rosemary flower oil, and organic cypress.

Strength

The recover CBD cream from cbdMD has strength ranging from 300mg to 3000mg with broad spectrum CBD in use.

Verdict 

cbdMD has one of the good quality CBD creams for pain. But going to its transparency and legitimacy will be creating a monotonous rhythm. Sufficed to say, it’s a genuine brand with top-notch quality. Their CBD content in creams extracted from the American grown hemp. Thus, it contains no GMO or THC.

cbdMD also has a 30-day money-back policy on every purchase, and their customer service is an award-winning team. It’s there to answer all your questions and direct you whenever you are stuck.

#5 Joy Organics – Best Broad Spectrum 

Joy organics has been in the CBD business for three years. It’s a brand that offers third-party tested products from ISO adherent labs. Still, it has good customer reviews regarding its products and brand-customer relations.

They extract their CBD from American grown hemp and use CO2 for extraction. Further, joy organics bring full-spectrum CBD products to the table, which comes along with several benefits.

Joy Organics CBD Cream

Despite products from joy organics being full spectrum, their organic CBD salve offers pain alleviation effects without introducing THC in your body. The full-spectrum CBD in it works in conjunction with other natural ingredients to perpetuate desirable results. Also, it is ideal for cannabinoids sensitive people as it has no THC.

Should you have joint or muscle pain, it will help you heal and rejuvenate. You can also use it to improve your skin health as it’s effective in treating sunburns.

Ingredients 

Joy organic salve contains a super quality hemp extract. It works hand in hand with organic olive oil, organic glycerin, and sea salt. It further has acetyl alcohol but has no GMO or other additives. Therefore, it’s safe for you.

Strength

Joy organic CBD cream has only one strength of 250 mg CBD with Broad Spectrum CBD Type

Verdict 

Joy organic is a reputable brand that has its products tested by third-party labs compliant with ISO regulations. You can get the test results on their website. If that’s not enough for you to choose joy organics as your brand, you can check out their customer service.

Most reviews on joy organics have it that customers are fully satisfied. There is also part of their web with a complete guide on their products. Further, should you be dissatisfied with organic joy products, you will find their 30-day money-back guarantee helpful.

CBD Cream & Its Pain-Relieving Properties

In as much as we say the working of CBD cream is a miracle, let’s understand how it works. For instance, the exterior skin layer acts as a barrier. It’s responsible for no entry of chemicals or lipids. Conversely, CBD is insoluble in water, but it can dissolve in alcohol oils and fats produced by the body.

Despite cannabidiol being soluble in oils, it is poorly absorbed by the skin. It, therefore, passes through the pores and gets to the blood vessels in the skin. Thereon, it gets into the endocannabinoid system, which is the cell-response guiding system. It contains the human endogenous receptors for pain. As such, CBD slows their functioning, which causes relief. You just have to apply it to the affected zones and experience the magic.

Other Benefits of Using CBD Cream

The prime benefits of CBD creams comprise the alleviation of pain and curing inflammation. They still accelerate the healing of wounds and soothe skin problems. Nevertheless, CBD cream still has antioxidant properties that work against radicals. It’s helpful in that it reduces aging and stress signs on the skin.

On the other hand, CBD creams minimize the production of excess oils. Hence, it’s effective on individuals with skins that produce extra oil.

Side Effects

CBD cream is well-tolerated across its users. But you are more likely to increase irritation due to additional ingredients. Still, they are less likely to get to your bloodstream and interact with your prescribed meds.

Dry Mouth

CBD creams can get into your system and endocannabinoids in human bodies. It then triggers the salivary glands receptors to stop working. Consequently, this causes a dry mouth due to less saliva content.

Diarrhea

Ingestion of CBD cream, perhaps by bad luck, will cause digestive problems. In this case, diarrhea is imminent.

Low Blood Pressure

A drop of blood pressure comes along with a feeling of lightheadedness. This can be aggravated on individuals who have diabetes as it lowers their blood pressure further.

Here are Some Facts You Should Consider Before Buying CBD Cream  

Before making any purchase decision make sure you’re aware of the following factors. cause they are very important which will also help you differentiate good creams from the bad ones.

Ingredients

This is the most critical fact to consider. As such, you should ensure that you purchase CBD creams after you have read all of its ingredients. Sufficed to say, you should never buy your CBD creams from a brand that doesn’t list ingredients on the product page.

Now, on the ingredients, you have to find out how they are going to benefit you. Still, check out if they have any potential to cause you harm. It will be best to consider CBD creams with all-natural ingredients, organic, and with zero GMO. Should you be in doubt, you will have to check customer reviews before purchasing.

Source of your CBD Plant

Getting to determine the source of your CBD is key to knowing its qualities. According to federal laws, all CBD products are extracted from hemp, so that should be your source. But the real question is where the hemp itself is grown. Most brands will claim to have extracted their CBD from American hemp, which is legal but could be a lie.

Ensure you get your CBD cream from a brand that’s transparent enough to tell you where they harvest their hemp. You can also search this from a credible source if you doubt information on the website.

Type of CBD

There are three types of CBD. Understanding the vocabulary used is imperative. For instance, full spectrum contains terpenes, vitamins, THC, and flavonoids. On the other hand, an isolate means it’s an extract of industrially grown hemp and only contains CBD. Lastly, the broad-spectrum is a full spectrum that lacks THC.

Read the COAs or lab reports

Third-party lab tests perfumed by ISO adherent labs are the only assertion for purity that you can get. They prove the quality and safety of the cream you are going to buy. Any brand that claims to be legit will have the lab reports or COAs on their websites.

They are not just a measure for credibility as they create transparency to seek customers’ confidence. As such, they must be up-to-date and entirely didactic. It will help you know if there are metals, additives, or any contaminants in the product you are going to buy.

If there is no COA on the brands’ website, you should follow up with their customer care. Finally, reviews will authenticate the COAs, so remember to always pass an eye through them.

Check your brand’s certification

Certification proves legitimacy and credibility. Any authentic brand will have certificates from good manufacturing practices. If not, you should check if it has a certificate from the U.S Hemp Growers Association Awards. Still, USDA organic labels certificate will suffice.

If the brand you are going to purchase from has some of these certificates, then be sure that you will get top-notch products.

Shipping and Return Policy

Return policies mean that the company is considerate of its consumers. It applies to shipping. As such, the brand must be willing to incur some losses so that you can get excellent services and shop from them. On the other hand, return policies help when you purchase the wrong products. It’s a money-back or product switch card.

FAQs

How do CBD creams alleviate pain?

By binding on to your endocannabinoid system, CBD gets to your nervous system. Here it inhibits the working of the TRPV1 receptor, which is responsible for pain and inflammation.

Who can benefit from CBD pain-killing property?

Individuals with Arthritis-connected pain- this is seconded by the 2016 studies where CBD was topically applied on swollen parts caused by arthritis.

Individuals under Nerve pain were also confirmed by a 2020 study where researchers noticed that CBD reduces pain caused by nerve damage.

How do I use CBD creams for pain?

CBD cream has instruction written on them. All you have to is store them away from high temperatures. And on usage, you should apply it on painful apart 3-4 times a day. Further, if you are a starter, you have to start by applying small volumes and slowly find your way up.

Will CBD Cream Cause Bad Odor? 

To answer the odor question, we have to look at the brand making your cream and the quality. While CBD creams do not have a foul odor, poor quality CBD cream will have the smell of weed. Still, these are the oils that contain THC. You should avoid these creams as they can be addictive. So, if you go for poor quality CBD creams from untrusted brands, they probably will smell.

Conclusion

Okay, ladies and gentlemen, CBD creams are efficacious in the bid to alleviate pain. But there is no doubt that you can fall into the hands of an unscrupulous brand. In this regard, I recommend you check out your brands’ credibility. Again, if you are stuck, consider checking the above mentioned.

Otherwise, if you are keen, you stand a chance to benefit from pain alleviation and regulation of body oil production. And should you be lucky enough, you will reduce aging signs by the antioxidants contained by CBD creams for pain.

Cannabis illustration by Rita Azar for use by 360 magazine

Improving Life Quality with CBD

There are many different things that contribute to our quality of life, and sometimes you may find that your life quality starts to wane as a result of these things. For instance, things such as not getting enough sleep, being in pain, or always feeling low can all have a negative impact on your quality of life. They can also affect key aspects of your life such as your focus, your work, relationships, and health among other things.

The good news is that there are solutions that can help with these problems, and this includes the use of CBD products. CBD has gained a lot of positive press and popularity over recent years, and changes in legislation have made these products even more accessible. You can also choose from many different products to suit your needs such as CBD oil or CBD edibles. Many people take CBD because it makes a stark difference to their life quality, and in this article, we will look at how CBD does this.

Improvements You Can Look Forward To

One of the reasons CBD has become so popular is because it can improve your quality of life in so many ways. Some of the ways in which it can help to achieve better life quality are:

Improving Your Sleep

One of the things that CBD can help with is improving your sleep, and this in turn can then improve your health and quality of life. Lack of sleep can have a huge negative impact on your life, so you need to get the right amount of sleep on a regular basis. By increasing serotonin levels, CBD can help to regular your sleep patterns, which means you can look forward to plenty of rest to recharge your body and mind.

Dealing with Pain and Inflammation

Many people take CBD oil for pain, as it has been proven to be an excellent painkiller as well as a very effective anti-inflammatory. Many believe that it could become a big player in the future of painkillers, and many have found it to be hugely effective. So, if you have problems with pain and inflammation due to injuries or health conditions, this could prove highly beneficial. Reducing pain and inflammation will help to boost your quality of life considerably.

Helping You to Relax

When you find it hard to switch off and relax, it can leave you feeling really stressed and uptight. This can then impact your general health and your mental wellbeing. CBD is a great way to help you to unwind and relax, which can then benefit your overall wellbeing and improve your quality of life as a result.

Boosting Your Mood

We all feel low from time to time, but some more often than others. If you fall into the latter group, it can really affect your life. However, CBD can boost serotonin levels, which can then boost your mood. This then has a positive impact on your life quality.

These are some of the ways in which CBD can help to improve your quality of life.

Vaughn Lowery, 360 MAGAZINE

Depressed Nation: The Generation of the Uneducated

There’s no doubt that depression is increasing throughout the world, particularly in the United States. There are a number of reasons behind this – however, focusing on the problem itself doesn’t really help us find a solution.

What’s important is to address the underlying causes behind the issue so that we can learn how we can work to help fix the problem. In this article, we’re going to be discussing some of the causes of the increased level of depression – particularly the lack of education that we receive regarding mental health – and help point out some potential solutions that we can use to help fix the issue.

Why Are We So Depressed?


Depression has been increasing in the United States for some time. Suicides are increasing at an alarming rate – particularly for men between the ages of 45 and 64. In the US alone, depression has increased in the overall population by almost 1% in the years between 2005 and 2015.

The increase in depression is undoubtedly linked to a society which does not provide its citizens with the proper knowledge, education, or lifestyle opportunities to live happily. Even those who live the “American Dream,” driving rich cars and living with financial wealth, are often depressed. Many of these people commit suicide, as well.

There are lots of reasons that the world is becoming a more depressing place. The most important thing to recognize, however, is that wherever there is a problem, there is a solution. On that note, we’re going to discuss some of the most common reasons that people are experiencing more depression these days.

• Lack of education regarding mental health. Unless you choose to major in psychology or attend a high school that offers psychology as an elective, you probably won’t receive much education regarding depression or mental health in general. It’s not hard to see how this could lead to problems later in life.

Mental health problems are extremely common. In fact, pretty much everyone will deal with a mental health problem at some point in their lives. Unfortunately, most of us have to figure out what these mental health issues are about by talking to friends or family members, or by doing our own research.

Because we’re not educated about these things, one of the most important things that we can do to improve the state of mental health is to educate ourselves and the people that we know. This way, we will at least be able to approach these problems properly when they arise.


• Extreme work hours. Many people are forced to work very long hours – in fact, the standard 40-hour work week is known to cause stress, depression, and anxiety in the majority of people. This often leads to the need to take pharmaceutical medication, which can compound the issue.

Many people find it difficult to avoid the 40-hour grind. One way to avoid this is to begin learning how to make money by practicing your creative talents and finding people interested in them. If you haven’t figured them out yet, don’t give up!


• Lack of purpose / motive. One of the more frightening and existential aspects of our existence is that we don’t really know why we’re here or what our grand purpose is. These spiritual and existential questions are not only dealt with during schooling, they are usually actively banned from the curriculum.

This results in children growing into adults with no idea about what we’re meant to do as human beings, aside from work until we can retire before dying – which is a rather dark perspective that can lead to stark depression. People with a sense of purpose, on the other hand, tend to fare a lot better in life.

One way to develop purpose is to take up some sort of spiritual or meditative practice to approach these questions.

In Conclusion


There are many reasons that people are experiencing more depression in the United States. Fortunately, there are just as many solutions as there are causes.