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Pet Health & Wellness

We consider our pets family, and maintaining their well-being should be an important aspect in our day-to-day lives.  As we know, our pets can’t speak, so we should do everything in our power to give them what they deserve – a pain-free life of happiness.

In recent news, light has been shed on the growing issue of puppy mills and the conditions that dogs face throughout the mill breeding process. Many people have put forth effort to raise awareness and push towards change. Often times we forget that many dogs come from puppy mills, where they have been exposed to inhumane conditions, especially young puppies. Some puppies from puppy mills end up having detrimental health issues or deformities, while other puppies can end up seemingly normal.

Speaking of animal treatment, the USDA and APHIS have reopened the public comment period for the Animal Welfare Amendments to Licensing Provisions and to Requirements for Dogs (Source), which proposes stricter licensing for individuals and businesses who own animals for research, exhibition, transport, or for dealing. “With this change, licensees would have to demonstrate compliance with the AWA and show that the animals in their possession are adequately cared for in order to obtain a license.  These proposed changes would also strengthen existing regulations to prevent individuals and businesses whose licenses were suspended or revoked from working for regulated entities” (Source). It also requires that any licensee with dogs must “maintain a written program for veterinary care and medical records and … make those records available to USDA upon request, and require[s] that dogs have continual access to potable water unless restricted by an attending veterinarian” (Source). This will better regulate puppy mills, hopefully resulting in fewer puppies with health issues due to the conditions in which they were born. You can review and comment on the docket by clicking here, but the commenting period ends June 5, 2019.

You can assure your pet’s contentment with CBD pet products in addition to the daily love and care they receive by YOU! CBD pet products can alleviate pain, stress, and anxiety in your little (or big) buddy. Whether it is a trip to the vet or a ride on an airplane, Indie Green Market’s CBD products can provide relief to animals suffering from various ailments.

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Skin Health

CBD oil is well-known for its pain alleviating properties and its useful benefits of helping relieve anxiety, but many people aren’t aware of the beauty benefits associated with it. CBD oils have the ability to alleviate skin conditions like acne, dry skin, and eczema.

In 2009, Trends in Pharmacological Sciences published an article about the endogenous cannabinoid system (often referred to as ECS or endocannabinoids), named for the plant that led to its discovery. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body. They serve several functions, but scientists have also discovered that they play a role in skin health. Endocannabinoids control how rapidly your skin cells reproduce, which cells survive and how your immune system interacts with your skin cells.

Problems with acne have long plagued many people, but even with the multitude of acne products on the market, there still doesn’t seem to be a definitive cure for it. CBD oil has been found to be a viable treatment for acne due to its anti-inflammatory effects and how it regulates sebum production. Sebum is a waxy, oily substance that is secreted by the sebaceous gland. Its purpose is to keep the skin and hair moisturized, but for some people those glands enlarge and produce more sebum than necessary, causing acne. Sebum production is affected by hormones, pituitary, and adrenal gland disorders, medications and many other factors. The Journal of Clinical Investigation performed a study to see if CBD oil would normalize the “pro-acne agent”. Positive effects were found to help control acne.

To use CBD oil on the skin, it is best to mix it with a carrier oil such as argan oil or shea butter. After mixing equal parts, apply directly to the skin.

If you have struggled with acne or know someone who has, check out Indie Green Market’s CBD oil today!


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Sports Psychology – the Effects of Pain on Performance

In the world of athletics, skill level isn’t the only aspect that plays a role in the outcome of a game. Compatibility and cooperation are important factors in success in sports. Along with positive attitudes and proper teamwork skills, maintaining your mental and physical health are crucial.

Any athlete can agree that muscle pain can slow your role, but there are options to alleviate the soreness you may encounter following an intense workout. Epsom salt baths, stretching routines, and a number of CBD products can conquer your aches and pains.

It is important to keep your health in mind so you can perform to your greatest potential. With CBD infused products, recovery is reached without harsh chemicals or side effects. Not only will CBD increase your athletic potential, but it will improve your quality of life as a whole. Taking advantage of the benefits of CBD can expand your capabilities and better your state of mind.