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CBD and Muscle Recovery

If you’ve ever trained for a marathon, a triathlon or worked out extra hard at the gym, you know that muscle fatigue and soreness feeling. Those sore muscles are often felt to be a reward after a hard workout. We’ve all probably experienced sore muscles at one time or another. Muscle soreness associated with exercise is known as delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS making it difficult to walk, reduce your strength or make your life uncomfortable for a few days. DOMS occurs for days after exercise due to swelling in the muscle compartment. The body’s natural defense against the swelling is a surge of white blood cells, prostaglandins, and other nutrients and fluids that flow to the muscles to repair the damage after a tough workout. The reason muscle soreness is worse several days after a workout is because the swelling and inflammation can build up for days after a workout. In order to continue to train, you must properly recover because this is just as important as the workout itself.

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Which CBD Products Are Right For You?

It seems that CBD products are everywhere lately. Admittedly it can get a bit overwhelming trying to figure out which product is right for you. While there is no short answer, because it depends on what you are wanting/needing CBD to do for you, Indie Green Market can tell you about the best products available.

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CBD May Help Gain PMS Symptom Relief

One of the biggest hurdles that CBD faces is the fact that there has not been much research completed yet to confirm what many users already know. CBD has many uses from chronic pain management, depression, sleep help, and many other uses. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms affect the majority of women at some point or another. Women have sought relief from many sources and now they are turning to CBD for PMS symptom relief. Users of CBD have noticed an improvement from cramps and pain related to cramps, headaches, anxiety, stress, irritability, and insomnia.

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Green Smoothie You’ll Actually Want to Drink!

Green smoothies are all the rage lately and as a recovering picky eater, I am very skeptical of foods that are weird colors… like green. But, in an effort to improve my daily intake of fruits, vegetables, and vitamins, I made it my goal to find a nutrient-packed smoothie that I could actually tolerate. Imagine my delight when I came up with a recipe that I sometimes choose to have for dessert!

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Repairing Your Summer Skin With CBD

Now that the summer days filled with fun on the lake or the beach, in the pool and tons of outdoor activities are winding down, most of us are left with less than great skin. Those sunny days can be harsh and one of the first places we see the results of all that fun is our skin. Fortunately, CBD skin care will help get our skin back on track and looking good in no time.

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Green Foods: Broccoli and Herbs

Hitting two or three o’clock in the afternoon and realizing you haven’t planned for dinner is one of the worst feelings.  With this easy and crowd-pleasing recipe, I can guarantee that at least one day (sometimes two days!) a week you will know that you can whip up a healthy dinner for your family.

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Morning Routine

I’m really over those trendy articles that detail the daily routine of a movie star/millionaire/CEO all-around different person from me. Now, I’m very impressed that certain people get up at 4:00 to work out or spend an hour a day reading up on topics they want to learn or only sleep 3 hours a night, but none of that seems realistic to me. The thing that gets to me about these articles is that they often seem to attribute the subject’s success to a morning routine that sounds like a nightmare. Instead of holding ourselves to the standard of creating a morning routine that would likely cause more misery than productivity let’s look at a few simple, but effective activities that you can add to your morning.

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Can CBD Help With Your Insomnia?

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Insomnia? Trouble unwinding when it is time for bed? No worries, you are not alone. According to a study from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University Of Pennsylvania, about 25% of Americans experience acute insomnia each year.1 Cannabinoid (CBD) may be the answer you have been looking for. The Cannabis plant has long been used for its medicinal benefits dating back to ancient times. In fact, Cannabis is one of the five essential plants mentioned in the Atharvaveda, a Hindu text dating back to around 1500 BC.

Some people are hesitant to try CBD because they are afraid of the psychoactive properties that occur with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but the properties found in CBD are nonpsychoactive. This is because different strains are grown with varying amounts of THC and CBD. Hemp plants are grown for their fibers and high levels of CBD that is extracted to make oil. Marijuana plants have higher concentrations of THC.2 Therefore, CBD is safe to be taken to aid in sleep.

A story about a long-time sufferer of insomnia published by The Huffington Post describes one insomniac’s journey to sleep with CBD. She had tried everything on the market, including Klonopin, but they either didn’t work or had ill effects the following day. Granted, she didn’t get her hopes up too much given her history with other sleep remedies but decided to give CBD a try. After trying CBD, she was able to relax her mind and body allowing her to fall asleep quickly and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for the day. Prior to this story, The Huffington Post published another report in 2017 from a clinical psychologist and board-certified sleep specialist explaining that there is research to suggest that CBD can be beneficial for rest as it has the ability to reduce anxiety, which is crucial when trying to treat sleep difficulties and improving sleep quality. Along with aiding in relieving patients of insomnia, he went on to describe the many other benefits including treating depression, its pain-relieving properties and helping people that suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

If you want the best of what Mother Nature has to offer in helping you relieve insomnia, check out Indie Green Market’s online store today to gain your freedom from insomnia.

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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.