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TAG Heuer Father’s Day Gift Guide

With Father’s Day quickly approaching, luxury brand TAG Heuer has the perfect gifts for pop!

The new Aquaracer 300 Professional, unveiled in mid-April, includes four new pieces will be available for purchase in early June. Aquaracers are TAG Heuer’s timeless and professional sports watches. The new thinner and chicer Aquaracers are perfect for business professional dad during the week and a surfer dad on the weekends. TAG Heuer says: “Forged for the deeps and fit for every ground, the ultimate tool watch pushes the boundaries of luxury timekeeping. Sporting heavy-duty materials, this ultimate tool watch emerges with a new lease of life.

For fathers on-the-go, TAG Heuer’s app provides the perfect solution. The TAG Heuer Connected Wellness app will help keep dad healthy and in shape to fight those pandemic pounds! The app measures your performance–from running and cycling, to golf and fitness, and more! You can track his steps, calories, and heart rate with automatic ease. The app also features advance statistics to track distance and routes. Help dad reach his wellness goals in a tech-savvy way that will measure his everyday performance.

And for the dads who want to improve their golf game, TAG Heuer’s Connected Golf Watch will keep track of dad’s every shot, putt, and step on over 40,000 golf courses across the globe. This watch truly takes the sport to the next level, allowing dad to up his game like never before. Monitor your distance to the green and nearby hazards, as well as view interactive maps, shot distance, and a smart scorecard. Dad can even keep track of his notifications, weather and Google Pay while on the green.

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A Guide to Fresh Foods and Diet Balancing Without Feeling Guilty

When it comes to dieting, you may dread it because you think it involves omitting your favorite foods. The good news is a balanced diet can include many of your favorite foods. Here is a guide to fresh foods and balancing your diet without feeling guilty.

What Is a Balanced Diet?

A healthy and balanced diet includes foods from all food groups, such as:

  • Fruits and vegetables.
  • Starchy foods.
  • Dairy.
  • Protein.
  • Fat.

Fruits and Vegetables

Your diet should include a daily serving of fruits and vegetables. You need to consume at least five servings of fruits and vegetables. These foods are essential diet components because they provide your body with important minerals and vitamins. Fruits and vegetables help prevent disease, helps with digestion, and lowers cholesterol. The foods in the fruits and vegetables food group are low in fat and help with satiety, feeling full.

What Counts as One Portion of Vegetables and Fruits?

  • Half an avocado or grapefruit
  • One slice of a large fruit (pineapple, melon)
  • Two plums (or similar sized fruit)
  • A dessert bowl filled with salad
  • One pear, apple, or banana

Keep in mind canned, dried, and frozen fruits and vegetables also count towards your daily serving for this food group.

Starchy Foods

Starchy foods include bread, potatoes, pasta, and rice. This food group should account for one-third of the food groups you eat. Starchy foods are an essential source of fiber and energy. These starchy foods also provide ample amounts of vitamins, calcium, and iron. Avoid adding extra fat sources to these foods by not using spreads, butter, jam, oil, or cheese.
A good diet technique to practice is to base most of your meals around high-starch foods. Consider starting your day with a whole grain breakfast cereal and having a sandwich made on whole grain bread for lunch. Your dinner can include rice or potatoes with your meal.

Protein

The protein food group contains many foods, including fresh seafood.

Pulses

Pulses include beans, lentils, and peas. These foods are naturally low in fat and a good source of vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Pulses are great additions to soups, sauces, and casseroles because they provide additional flavor and texture to your meals. Other sources of vegetable protein include Quorn, tofu, mycoprotein and bean curd.

Fish

Fish is an excellent source of vitamins, minerals, and proteins. You should try consuming at least two portions of fish weekly. One portion of fish should be oil rich, and the other portion should be tinned, frozen or fresh fish. Oil-rich fish includes mackerel and salmon that contain Omega-3 fatty acids. These fatty acids promote heart health and are a great source of vitamins A and D.
You also have the option of white fish and shellfish. Skate, haddock, hake, plaice, cod, and coley are white fish that are low in fat and contain different vitamins and minerals. These fish are healthy meat alternatives. When you’re buying fish tinned in brine or smoked fish, check the high salt content label.
Marlin, shark, and swordfish are other protein options. You should not consume more than one portion of this type of fish per week because it contains mercury, a toxin that can cause liver and kidney damage, among other adverse health effects. You can prepare fish by baking, steaming, grilling, and frying it, but fried fish is the option that contains more fat.

Eggs

Eggs are a part of a balanced diet because they are a great source of vitamins, protein, and minerals. Although there are no limitations on the number of eggs you can consume, avoid adding unhealthy fats, such as oil and butter. Eggs are the healthiest when they are boiled, scrambled or poached. If you prefer frying your eggs, use vegetable, olive or rapeseed oil.

Meat

Meat is an excellent source of B12, a vitamin that is solely found in food from animals. Meats are also a good source of vitamins, proteins and minerals. You have the option of red or processed meats. Red meat includes venison, beef, pork and lamb. Processed meats include salami, sausages, burgers, ham, bacon, and other cured meats. Consuming an excessive amount of red or processed meats increases your risk of developing bowel cancer.
You should limit your meat consumption, red or processed, to 70 grams per day (about two slices of roast meat or equal to two sausages). Consuming ample amounts of meat that is high in saturated fats increases your risk of developing heart disease, having a stroke, and increases your blood cholesterol levels.

Fat

The fat food group includes oils and spreads. Many fats in diets are essential, such as those found in olive oil, vegetable oil, and rapeseed oil. These oils contain unsaturated fats, which help reduce your risk of developing heart disease and lower cholesterol.
Some foods contain unhealthy fats, such as cakes, full-sugar soft drinks, biscuits and snacks, such as chips and snack cakes.

Hydration

Hydrating yourself with water is excellent for your overall health and well-being. Drinking water flushes toxins from your system and improves every aspect of your body’s functions.
When you’re dieting, consider each of the five food groups to ensure you’re maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. Following the food pyramid will help you understand your food needs, and you will not feel guilty about many of the foods you consume daily.

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Gwendolyn Osborne QxA

Gwendolyn Osborne is multitalented actress, model, podcaster and mother, but her latest role is as an Amazon in “Woman Woman 1984.” She appears alongside Gal Gadot, Kristen Wiig, Robin Wright, Pedro Pascal and Chris Pine in the film, which is showing in theaters and streaming exclusively on HBO Max. Here at 360 Magazine, we sat down with the star to talk about her experience on the set of WW84, women’s representation in Hollywood, and the entertainment industry during Covid.

1. What was it like working on the set during the filming of “Wonder Woman 1984”?

One of the most poignant, magnificent experiences of my life!

2. What is your favorite memory while filming WW84?

When we (elite competitive Amazons) all finally walked on to the gargantuan set in full costume, hair and makeup and saw each other, it was like magic! Let’s go!

3. WW84 is the sequel to the highest-grossing live-action film ever directed by a woman. How do you see women’s representation in Hollywood evolving in 2021?

The director, Patty Jenkins, is an original trail blazer. She is the Wonder Woman behind the camera in every way. She is the inspiration behind my podcast, “Tea With Gwen,” because watching her direct 2 massive film units, while being a mother, wife and friend who wants to make sure she says goodbye to her actors was one of those pivotal moments where you see women can do it ALL. I am a part of the millions of women that found one another and start uplifting and supporting one another’s businesses to keep it going. Knowing we can do this for each other is so fulfilling because we know we all get further that way.

4. Though the release was pushed back several times due to Covid, how did you interpret the reaction to WW84 once it was released? 

It seems to have mixed reviews but I am so relieved it’s finally out because sheesh! Keeping a secret that long and that big is exhausting! I can finally tell people I’M AN AMAZON in WW1984!

5. As an actress, what is the biggest shift you’ve noticed in the entertainment industry due to Covid? How have you adapted to continue to create content?

I’ve noticed that the people who really love it have stayed dedicated. We have grown within our own communities by supporting one another through it. Staying in class at Shari Shaw Studios online has been so supportive and elevating in my talents.

6. How does your experience on the silver screen differ from working in TV? Which do you prefer, and why?

Honestly, I love both. Being a mother, TV is easier because it’s right here in LA, but I would be ready to book a film and fly any day. We work out what we need to work out.

7. Besides using your Lomolique Facial Oil, do you have any other tips for keeping skin youthful and glowing?

Yes, drink water and keep the sugar low ([which is] so hard because I love chocolate!) Wash makeup off your face, exfoliate twice a week and moisturize every night.

8. How do you make the time to incorporate wellness into your busy daily life?

I think [that] wellness is incorporated, just like brushing your teeth–there’s no negotiating whether to do it, it’s just fit in. Taking care of your mind and body and soul is imperative for beauty on the inside and outside, especially if you want health for longevity.

9. Do you have another other exciting projects coming up in 2021 that you can share?

My podcast “Tea with Gwen” is available on Spotify, Google and iTunes. Please subscribe , like and enjoy all of the wisdom from the successful entrepreneurs on there and just the share of womanhood in general. [And] Look out for me on Bridgerton! Just kidding but ya know, we have to manifest to make things happen, for real right?!

*In the featured image of Gwendolyn Osborne, she is wearing a Des Pierrot green crop top and knit pants.

Photographer: Dean Foreman.

Styled by: Lisa Cera for Crosby Carter Management.

Hair: Matilde Campos

Makeup: Jourdan Loving. 

Gwendolyn Osbourne in Blue strapless gown by Fouy Chov. For use by 360 Magazine

Gwendolyn Osbourne in blue strapless gown by Fouy Chov.

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Why Detox Now

By: Edward Jones, founder of  Nutrition World

Are you ready to restart your health similar to how we reset our phones when they get slow and sluggish? The cumulative effects of living, eating and breathing in our toxic world are very often causing our bodys to be sluggish, decreasing our energy, brain function,  producing weight gain and reducing the quality of our life.  

I have been counseling people for more than four decades on the subject of detox for the betterment of their health through my wellness clinic and personal education. Observing my clients over the years has clearly shown me the vital importance of effective therapies regarding detoxification in order to attain results to optimize their health. I will be offering you three steps to effective and healthy detox methods in this article.   

The science of detoxification of every single living organism has been intensively studied and its biochemistry illustrates its varied mechanisms of action. The mere fact that nature placed highly efficient detox pathways within all living creatures confirms its vital importance to the continuation of life. Traditional medicine does not recognize the negative effects of toxins like hormone disruptors, mold, pesticides, fungicides, carcinogens, and the list goes on and on. Even in the best situations where we embrace organic foods daily and clean lifestyle we continue to be exposed to toxins from vaccines, mold in the workplace or home, pharmaceuticals, water, skin care products, suntan lotions, chemicals like Roundup (which is found in almost all foods), and the list goes on and is almost endless. The body has only so much capacity within its system of detox and clearly these days the body is often at or beyond capacity in many individuals.

One of the most stunning studies performed showing the potential serious concerns of toxins in our daily life was on analyzing umbilical cord blood. Not that long ago, scientists believed that the placenta shielded cord blood — and the developing baby — from most chemicals and pollutants in the environment. In the study spearheaded by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), two major laboratories found an average of 200 industrial chemicals in umbilical cord blood. The blood harbored pesticides, consumer product ingredients and wastes from gasoline and garbage. Information such as this can motivate people toward the clear need for detoxification. The first step in assisting anyone with his or her health is making sure they clearly understand and believe in the process itself. Many traditional healthcare practitioners often do not use detoxification as part of their toolbox. This makes education a top priority to achieve success.

For the majority of individuals when they hear the word “detox” they are thinking colon and going to the bathroom. We know regularity does have a place in lessening toxins, but I am more concerned with cellular detox for most of my clients. I always address the issue of regularity and the need to work towards regular bowel movements, but too many so called natural cleansers are nothing more than hidden laxatives. Ingredients such as aloe, cascara, chinese rhubarb, and of course senna are often addictive and are simply cleansing what was eaten over the past few days and not cellular detox.  Nutrition World is very aware of this issue and is devoted to honest education when speaking to customers on this issue. I encourage anyone considering detox products to be an informed consumer. 

Three steps to finding an effective and healthy detox method:

My first recommendation for reducing the toxic load within our cells is fasting. I find intermittent fasting five days a week by eating within an 8 to 10 hour window and not eating the remainder of the day and night is very effective for everyone.  This offers benefits regarding weight loss, insulin balancing, sleep, optimizing glucose levels, and improving brain function.  

Sweating is option number two. Toxins are generally located within the fatty cells and increasing body temperature releases the toxins. I prefer a dry heat sauna for 30 minutes several times a week.  Of course sweating of any kind will be of benefit regardless of how it is done.  

The third option is the consideration of taking nutraceutical and botanical supplements in the form of a detox plan. No one ingredient will accomplish this goal which is why I have three methods of supplementation with natural remedies that further accelerate the process of optimal cleansing. The level of toxicity will determine which detox bundle to consider. You can learn more about the right supplement detox plan for you through my education podcast, The Holistic Navigator. Remember to always consult with your healthcare professional before using any products if you have a health condition.

Source: Chemical analyses of 10 umbilical cord blood samples were conducted by AXYS Analytical Services (Sydney, BC) and Flett Research Ltd. (Winnipeg, MB).

Biography: Edward Jones, is a holistic health expert who has spent a lifetime dedicated to educating consumers about healthy living through his famed Nutrition World, and the preventative health practitioner venue he founded and directs, The Wellness Corner, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Since opening his doors at Nutrition World in 1979, Jones has presented at hundreds of nutrition and health events, conducted numerous media interviews, and has written and contributed to multiple publications, including the book, “101 Great Ways to Improve Your Health.” Known to many as a navigator of health, Jones is the host of “The Holistic Navigator” podcast that airs weekly to educate consumers about the latest science and trends in nutritional intervention, with the objective to help others take control of their own health. An adventurer at heart, and passionate pilot, Jones practices what he teaches through his highly successful wellness centers that are accessible virtually throughout the country. He is an avid exerciser, salsa dancer, traditional archer and devout meditator. Jones once set an “unofficial” world record in 2004 by achieving 285 pull-ups in one hour and for his 63rd birthday he recorded completing 63 continuous push-ups. Through proper exercise, good food choices and nutritional supplementation, Jones believes you can lead a fulfilled, adventurous life, no matter your age, as he has helped thousands of people on the path toward health and wellness.

Edward Jones
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Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging: to live your healthiest life by Greg Macpherson for use by 360 Magazine

Reversing the Aging Process At A Cellular Level

By: Greg Macpherson, pharmacist, author, “Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging

You might think that the occasional gray hair, fine line and wrinkle starting to stare back at you in the mirror is a sign that time is starting to have its impact felt, but these visible changes as we age are just a symptom of what has been going on at a cellular level inside your body for decades. We all know that you can’t change time, but recent advances in our understanding of aging at a cellular level mean that in the not too distant future we will be able to change the impact that time has on our cells.

And it’s about time. Right now, despite the decades and billions of dollars that have gone and continue to go into attempting to understand and solve the diseases associated with advancing age like Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and cardiovascular disease, we have not made the progress we should.

Researchers are now starting to ask the question – what if we change track and seek to understand the aging process? By slowing aging, we not only spend decades longer in good health, but we push the diseases associated with old age down the road–possibly avoiding them all together.

 Why We Decline with Age

With better questions come better answers, progress, and breakthroughs. Nearly a decade ago, in the absence of a single theory regarding aging, scientists reached a consensus on nine key areas of our cells that decline in function as we age. These key areas are called the nine hallmarks of aging, and they all have something in common. If you make them worse, you age faster. If you make them better, you slow the aging process down.

Identifying the hallmarks of aging has given researchers cellular targets to focus on, and has unleashed an incredible amount of human capital focused on solving, or at least reducing, the ravages of aging on our bodies. Researchers armed with tens of billions of dollars in research grants and private equity are now racing to find the answers. And the prize is huge–resolving the aging process, deferring the diseases of older age and extending the time we spend in middle age in good health by decades will transform humanity and will both disrupt and create a trillion dollar industry overnight.

Progress is being made at an accelerating rate, and there are now therapies that have  been proven in mice models that are now making their way into clinical studies. Rapamycin, a pharmaceutical that is typically used for organ transplant recipients, because of its ability to help the body avoid rejecting the organ, is now understood to extend life in mice by up to 60%. Senolytics, molecules that help the body identify and remove senescent cells that increasingly accumulate as we age and literally poison the healthy cells that surround them, have extended life in mice by up to 30%. Metformin, a drug used to treat Type 2 diabetes has been identified to significantly reduce cancer rates and extend life.

And these are just a few of the compounds that have been identified that shift the effect of time on our bodies. These and more molecules being developed right now, plus strategies for healthy aging that have been identified from the blue zones around the world where people live to 100 and beyond at a much higher rate than the rest of us, are amongst the many healthy aging strategies that I featured in my book, “Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging, to Live Your Healthiest Life.”

As a pharmacist with 30 years of experience, I have spent the last decade working in the biotechnology arena associated with anti-aging, translating the complex world of anti-aging science to make it available for the rest of us. By understanding the nine hallmarks of aging­–adopting simple strategies from the blue zones, and sharing the breakthrough molecules that have not been available to humans in previous generations– I’ve put together a step-by-step, healthy aging strategy. We can all adopt  this strategy and, in the process, significantly alter our aging trajectory and making healthy aging much more of a certainty.

Why DNA Matters

One example of a hallmark of aging is “genomic instability,” which is another way of saying that the negative changes to our DNA in our cells that happen as we age. Your DNA is your cellular instruction set and defines what it means to be a human versus every other living species on our planet. Your DNA is responsible for the difference between a skin cell and a heart cell, a neuron and an insulin producing cell.

Your DNA are molecules that sit at the center of almost every single cell in your body, helping it function, live and thrive. Your DNA does this in an incredibly hostile environment as it deals with the external stress of pollution, mutagenic foods and chemicals, UV light and X-rays, and the internal insults of oxidative stress. Due to these factors your DNA is damaged between 50,000 and 100,000 times per day, per cell.

Because of the importance of having a healthy instruction set, your cells spend a huge amount of resource on the repair and maintenance of your DNA and as we age, and this process starts to decline, which has significant effect on the health of your cells. Take a quick look at the back of your hand compared to the skin on the inside of your wrist to get a sense of the difference between cells exposed to UV damage that hits your DNA.

DNA damage is happening right now in every cell in your body, and over time it affects the ability of your cells to function effectively. Starting as early as your 30s, by supporting DNA repair and maintenance through making lifestyle changes and by taking molecules, like hobamine, NMN and apigenin, as outlined in my book, it can help your body keep your DNA and the other hallmarks of aging in good shape. By following the roadmap of this breakthrough strategy in a healthy aging, you will age better than previous generations have ever been able to achieve.

Biography

Greg Macpherson is a pharmacist, entrepreneur and author of, “Harnessing the Nine Hallmarks of Aging: To Live Your Healthiest Life.” For more than a decade, he has been working in the biotechnology sector, specifically focusing on the aging process at the cellular level. This work led him to discover ways to harness the nine identified, scientific hallmarks of aging, which is the premise of his book that addresses the natural aging process, how to age more favorably and simple strategies to slow the aging process and build a functional longevity plan. Beyond theory and concept, Macpherson has used his entrepreneurial spirit to further develop solutions to this new paradigm of aging, described in his book, by launching SRW Laboratories, a science and research based company that curates the latest biotechnology research to formulate natural products designed to help slow the onset of aging and disease, and develop evidence based solutions for those who are experiencing age-related health concerns. SRW, which stands for Science, Research and Wellness, is Macpherson’s natural world laboratory that will develop the preventative formulas from nature required to slow down the aging process based on the nine hallmarks of aging, which include mitochondrial dysfunction, telomere attrition and cellular senescence, to name a few. With aging being the single biggest risk factor for developing disease, Macpherson’s mission to slow the aging process at a cellular level could help millions of people delay the onset of diseases associated with advanced aging like Alzheimer’s and heart disease.
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THE BEAU-RIVAGE PALACE REOPENS

The iconic, Swiss countryside resort in Lausanne reopens for the second time following COVID-19 lockdowns.

Located on the banks of Lake Geneva at the foot of the Swiss Alps, the Beau-Rivage Palace announced it is reopening its doors today­­–just in time for spring.

As the property marks its 160th anniversary, the hotel has taken advantage of the temporary closure and is debuting several upgrades. The Beau-Rivage wing is undergoing a glorious renovation, and the new Cinq Mondes Spa boasts a fresh space and innovative wellness concepts.

With its ten acres of lakeside private gardens and five restaurants and bars, the Beau-Rivage Palace is committed to the highest level of cleanliness and hygiene measures throughout every touch point of the guest experience. This protocol guarantees the safety and well-being of guests and staff members, ensuring a successful summer for the Swiss destination hotel. The property is planning enhanced programming for the coming months, starting with a festive Easter weekend.

For more information on the Beau-Rivage Palace, visit their website.

ABOUT THE BEAU-RIVAGE PALACE:

The Beau-Rivage Palace is situated on ten acres of private gardens, adjacent to Lake Geneva with spectacular views of the Swiss Alps. The property’s two Michelin starred restaurant, Anne-Sophie Pic at the Beau-Rivage Palace, features France’s only female chef with three Michelin stars. Other amenities include two bars and terraces, two tennis courts and a special program for children.

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Perfect Hydration × the American Red Cross

Perfect Hydration Alkaline Water Becomes an Official Supporter of the American Red Cross

Alkaline water brand supports disaster relief and blood services efforts with $250k donation 

Perfect Hydration (pH)­–the ultra-purified alkaline water with electrolytes–is now an official supporter of the American Red Cross. Perfect Hydration will contribute $250,000 in monetary and product donations to help the nationally renowned humanitarian organization in their disaster relief efforts and blood services programs.

“It’s an understatement to say that the past year has been tough. We have been seeking an impactful way to give back to our communities when they need it most. Perfect Hydration recognizes the Red Cross has a critical role in leading efforts to provide lifesaving services during this devastating pandemic and beyond. This was the catalyst for our organization’s decision to support this most credible philanthropy,” said Louisa Lawless, Chief Strategy Officer at Stratus Group’s Perfect Hydration. “We are honored to donate product, money and our time to the Red Cross, and we also thank the first responders, medical personnel and volunteers who make immediate, lifesaving relief possible.”

For more than 125 year, the mission of the Red Cross has been to prevent and alleviate human suffering in the face of emergencies. Unfortunately, emergencies big and small don’t stop during a pandemic, and neither does the essential work of the Red Cross. According to the organization’s website, the Red Cross continues to respond to disasters and emergencies every 8 seconds, and supplies about 40% of all blood and blood components within the U.S. During times of uncertainty, the Red Cross stepped up their vital duties, and are now in need of support, donors and volunteers more than ever.

“The Red Cross is proud to count Perfect Hydration as a partner in making sure we can continue to deliver our lifesaving mission nationwide due to this public health emergency,” said Don Herring, chief development officer at the American Red Cross. “Your gift helps ensure that the Red Cross can help patients in need of blood and ensure that, due to the coronavirus outbreak, we are able to provide critical relief services to people affected by disasters big and small.”

As an Official Supporter of the Red Cross, Perfect Hydration’s donation of cash will help build community resiliency and bring relief to people across the U.S. who are recovering from disasters like wildfires, extreme weather events. At a time when the need for blood and plasma donations are at an all-time high due to COVID-19, bottles and new cans of Perfect Hydration Alkaline Water will be provided to hydrate Red Cross’ blood service donors and volunteers.

Through the power of their influencer and partner networks, Perfect Hydration will garner additional awareness of their tireless work during unprecedented times.

“If 2020 has taught us one thing, it’s that life can be unpredictable,” said Julian Edelman, Patriots Wide Receiver and Perfect Hydration Partner. “We all want to feel like someone has our back, and the Red Cross provides that feeling for so many people in need. I am proud to be a part of the Perfect Hydration team and fully support the contributions to the Red Cross.”

“I was so excited to hear that Perfect Hydration will be working alongside such an important and influential charity,” said Livlo Golding, fitness and wellness expert and Perfect Hydration Ambassador. “I’m all about wellness, and sometimes staying well requires help from our community and organizations like the Red Cross. I’m looking forward to seeing how pH will support the Red Cross’s disaster relief and blood services efforts this year.”

Perfect Hydration enhanced alkaline water can be found in recyclable bottles, recycled plastic bottles and new aluminum cans at convenience, mass, drug and grocery stores nationwide and online via Amazon and Instacart. For more information, visit their website or follow the brand on Instagram or Facebook.

About Perfect Hydration Alkaline Water

We all know that water is foundational to our well-being – our health and our life depend on it. The team at Perfect Hydration is committed to producing the finest water possible. Our 9.5+ pH alkaline water is purified to its cleanest form through 9-stages of filtration, enhanced through a proprietary alkalizing process, and balanced with electrolyte minerals. pH Alkaline Water is currently offered in grocery, convenience, club and online channels across the US and is an Official Supporter of the American Red Cross. Perfect Hydration is part of the Stratus Group, a diversified, LA-based company that excels in identifying and producing innovative, on-trend, great tasting, better-for-you, natural beverages.

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Hemp Gummies vs. CBD Gummies

What Are the Big Differences?

The sheer number of CBD gummies available in the market today would have been unimaginable even a few years ago. However, this increase in availability has also created a fair amount of confusion when figuring out what to buy.

One of the biggest confusions regarding gummies is the difference between CBD gummies and hemp gummies. They sound similar, but they can be significantly different.

So, what are the differences between them?

Hemp and CBD: Where Do They Come From?

It is sometimes tricky to identify hemp gummies. Australia is a country that, among others, doesn’t always these products easily identifiable.

This is because both CBD and hemp products come from the hemp plant. CBD itself is a cannabinoid found within hemp plants’ flowering buds, stalks, and stems, and it is present in varying quantities depending on the strain.

Hemp, however, is a less specific term, as it refers to the entire plant. Typically when a hemp product is advertised without mention of CBD, it’s made using hemp seed­–an entirely different by-product. Some hemp products do contain CBD, but can’t simply advertise it as just a CBD product. This creates a lot of confusion surrounding hemp products.

What You Need to Keep a Watch out for When Buying Anything Called “Hemp”

As the CBD products’ market continues to grow, some companies have taken advantage of the lack of understanding around hemp-based products.

This is why it’s essential to be aware of exactly what you’re purchasing when buying CBD products, especially when they are labeled as “hemp.”

Manufacturers and retailers looking for easy money might be tempted to market various, cheaper hemp products and imply that they are made from CBD. This could include hemp seed oil, a food oil extracted from the seeds of hemp plants.

Through careful marketing and manipulation of search terms, retailers might suggest that their cheaper product contains some CBD oil, even though it doesn’t whatsoever.

The vital thing to do when looking for new CBD products is to ensure that careful attention is paid to both the ingredients list and any lab reports the company provides. Though not every retailer provides them, lab reports are vital in ensuring that the product’s ingredients are precisely what they say they are.

However, this doesn’t eliminate all of the confusion–why are some gummies named both? Why are there both hemp gummies and CBD gummies available at reputable sites like Premium Jane?

Why Hemp Gummies & CBD Gummies Both Exist

While it is generally true that some retailers will trick customers into believing that their hemp products contain CBD, sometimes these retailers are telling the truth.

This is primarily due to specific laws and requirements across different nations. Many countries, Australia being one example, have a strict requirement for advertising products related to cannabis. In these places, it is sometimes beneficial to only refer to their products as being “hemp gummies” rather than specifically mentioning the CBD concentration that they contain.

Partly to avoid legality issues, but also because of search terms, it is not unheard of to have all sorts of cannabis products be erroneously referred to as merely “hemp.”

Final Thoughts on Hemp Gummies vs. CBD Gummies: What Are the Big Differences?

It is pretty confusing when trying to shop for some CBD gummies to find that they have all sorts of different names with no clear explanation.

To make the whole experience easier, always do your due diligence and make sure you know what you are buying. Through trustworthy lab reports, independent website reviews, or just word of mouth, try to only shop at dependable, established brands.

While there are plenty of cheaper products available on unheard-of, mysterious websites, the best thing to do is to shop with the biggest, most trustworthy CBD retailers.

 

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Timing Your CBD Gummy Ingestion

How Long Until CBD Gummies Kick In? And How Long Do They Last?

It’s no secret that CBD gummies are everywhere these days. Still, many people are hesitant to use gummies in place of a standard CBD oil tincture. One of the most significant factors that stop people from feeling comfortable with things like CBD gummies, is the lack of certainty about how long they take to kick in.

So, how long should it take before CBD gummies kick in, and how long can you expect them to last? Let’s take a look.

What Are CBD Gummies?

CBD gummies are a particularly interesting form of CBD because they are one of the few types that users directly ingest. While other forms of CBD involve direct absorption (i.e. sublingually or topically), CBD gummies are exposed to the digestive metabolic process. This can make it tough when it comes to figuring out how long gummies take to kick in.

How Long Until The CBD Gummies Kick In?

A whole host of different factors, from biological and genetic to environmental and dietary, impact the expected time it can take for CBD gummies to start working. A big factor is the fact that CBD gummies are imbibed orally by ingesting them. This means that their expected time to take effect can vary pretty drastically depending on when the user last ate.

More food sitting in their stomach waiting to digest means a longer wait before the effects are noticed. Furthermore, everyone has an individual rate of metabolism, which will control the rate that the CBD is absorbed.

Weight is another issue – CBD is fat-soluble, which means that it will tend to stick to fat molecules. Those that carry around a bit of extra weight might find that their CBD gummies take longer to take effect.

Finally, the actual CBD composition of the gummy plays a considerable role. Stronger CBD gummies will last longer, but their effects might take awhile to peak due to their prolific intensity.

How Long Will The CBD Gummy Last?

The rate that CBD lasts in the human body is dependent on its half-life, which is how long the body takes to work through half of the concentration of CBD. Unfortunately, the exact half-life of CBD has not yet been accurately pinpointed. Some studies shows that it can vary considerably based on the method of consumption.

On average, the half-life of CBD seems to be between 10 hours and 24 hours, though this is again entirely based on the method of consumption.

Final Thoughts: How Long Until CBD Gummies Kick In, And How Long They Last

Lots of new people are starting to try CBD gummies, especially in the UK, as the market has really blossomed in the last decade. Unfortunately, it is nearly impossible to pin down the specific amount of time that CBD gummies take for their effect to take hold. A combination of weight, metabolism, the CBD’s strength, and even just individual genetics govern pretty much every aspect.

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How to Become a New CBD Oil Distributor in the UK

Ever taken a look at the burgeoning CBD market in the UK and wanted to see if it was possible to become a distributor? It’s now possible to sell the best CBD oils in the UK.

CBD oils in the UK have blossomed in the last decade, with more and more people making and selling them. But how difficult is it to get started in the industry? How does someone become a new distributor?

First Steps to Becoming a CBD Oil Distributor: Legality

The first–and frankly the most important–thing a new CBD oil distributor needs to know is the local laws regarding the sale and possession of CBD oil. While most people are familiar with the legally permissible quantity of THC in CBD oil products, those planning to become a distributor need to know a whole lot more.

For instance, CBD oil distributors are likely going to want to advertise their services somehow, mostly through internet ads. Unlike many other industries, the sale of CBD oil is heavily restricted when it comes to advertisements.

Prospective distributors can’t ever claim specific medical benefits surrounding CBD oil, nor can they hope to get away with making statements that cannot be substantiated with scholarly evidence.

In advertising and selling, CBD products are held to a much stricter standard than most products. Ensure that you have a complete understanding of the laws surrounding advertisements and storage of CBD products.

Building a Brand: How to Become Recognized & Known in the CBD Community

While CBD oil products used to be a pretty rare sight in the UK, there are now more brands than one could have imagined.

This is great for the consumer but is actually a big issue for new distributors, as it means that there is a tremendous amount of competition. Not only is there plenty of competition, but many of the most successful brands have existed for years now. This means that they are recognized and expected to be of consistently high quality.

As a new CBD oil distributor, the way to overcome this is with diverse, innovative packaging and strong brand awareness.

This is the kind of thing that requires a considerable amount of research and effort to get right. Any new entrant into this industry requires super strong branding and in-depth knowledge of social media.

Consider launching a variety of social media platforms, as well as hiring someone to manage them for the company.

It can be especially difficult to run a distribution company while also managing a social media presence, so hiring someone to take care of that for the company could be a big help.

Furthermore, try and build up the brand’s image any way possible; if customers don’t recognize the brand, then they won’t be likely to buy from it, no matter what it is selling.

Perhaps the Most Important: Only Sell Great Products

The most crucial part of becoming a new CBD oil distributor, and indeed starting any business in any industry, is to sell only high-quality products.

There are all sorts of lower quality, cheaper alternatives out there for CBD products, but they won’t help you build an exciting and successful brand.

After all, studies have shown that stronger and better quality CBD oil products tend to offer a much better effect. This is well-known to consumers, and so people won’t be inclined to come back to a CBD oil brand if they don’t feel like they can trust what’s being sold.

There is a lot to learn and understand about building a brand, the legal issues of cannabinoids, and the logistics of CBD in the UK. However, it all comes secondary to the quality of the products being offered.

If a new CBD oil distribution brand doesn’t offer great stuff, then people won’t be inclined to try it, nor will they come back after giving it a chance.

It can be really difficult. In fact, it seems almost impossible, but becoming a CBD oil distributor in the UK is certainly possible if the brand focuses on selling only the best stuff they can find.