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Michael Vanacoro
Does Using Hemp Before or After a Workout Improve Performance?

Does Using Hemp Before or After a Workout Improve Performance?

Did you know that our body contains over 650 muscles? Often making up half of our body weight, it’s fascinating how our muscles actually work and become conditioned. They must go through hard work, damages, and repairs in order to become stronger. And while that’s the ultimate goal, it doesn’t feel so great throughout the process. Luckily, there are some non-habit forming alternatives that athletes can turn to help improve performance. What is Hemp?  Hemp is one of the many varieties of the cannabis plant that is non-intoxicating. Instead of containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the chemical that gives you a “high”...

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Michael Vanacoro
How CBD Can Boost Your Performance Physically and Mentally

How CBD Can Boost Your Performance Physically and Mentally

Over the years, CBD products have made headlines about aiding in major health benefits. Research and testimonials have shown CBD to help as stress reducer, pain reliever, and mood booster – all without the psychoactive effects of THC or marijuana. With these considerations in mind, many people are turning to CBD to help boost their performance both on and off the field. Does CBD affect physical performance? Let’s take a look!   What is CBD and How Does it Work? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a natural compound that’s extracted from hemp plants, and it’s a buzzword that’s being vigorously tested in...

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Michael Vanacoro
Guide to CBN Oil: Definition, Benefits, & Use Cases

Guide to CBN Oil: Definition, Benefits, & Use Cases

Cannabinol, also known as CBN, is one of the main chemical compounds found in both hemp and cannabis. Although it might sound the same, CBN is not the same as CBD or CBG (cannabigerol) oil. Similar to CBD and CBG oil, CBN does not cause the high that is associated with marijuana use.  CBN is taking the CBD industry by storm from user’s boasting its health benefits and effect on their lives.  It may not be as researched and studied as CBD, but with the minimal research done on the health possibilities seem promising.   CBN Oil vs CBD Oil:...

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Michael Vanacoro
Terpenes: The Key to Medical Mike's Full-Spectrum CBD Oil Health Benefits

Terpenes: The Key to Medical Mike's Full-Spectrum CBD Oil Health Benefits

  Have you ever wondered why lavender bath salts help your muscles relax, and all-natural lemon cleaners kill germs so well? Why does adding chamomile to skincare products make your pores look smaller?    In a word: terpenes.    Every plant, flower, and herb on the planet contains terpenes, the essential oils that protect them from predators and give them intoxicating aromas and tastes. But beyond flavor and smell, humans discovered that terpenes also offer a bounty of human health benefits, from fighting bacteria to reducing swelling to helping us sleep.    Until recently, no one paid much attention to...

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