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5 Science-Backed Wellness Trends for 2020 and Beyond

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In light of COVID-19, more Americans are focusing on health. This year, 55% of surveyed individuals say they plan on attending a health and wellness event. We all want to take better care of ourselves and our families. Not surprisingly, the gospel of self-care has taken the world by storm. And, judging by the wellness trends for 2020, health will dominate the national conversation well into 2021. Let’s be honest; you probably see health-related ads every time you log into your social media account.

But, unfortunately, the massive size of the health and wellness industry (+$50 billion) draws out some nefarious actors. Vigilant consumers and watchdogs consistently ferret out shady businesses using so-called science to hawk their products. From Chobani’s not-so-sugar-free yogurt to Kellogg’s faux “health” cereals, it’s tough to identify the right health trends to adopt. Facebook has even taken to deleting wellness pages that tout pseudoscientific claims.

So, what can you trust? Science obviously! Here are the five biggest wellness trends for 2020 and beyond, all backed by reputable studies — not fancy marketing gimmicks.

1. The Endocannabinoid System Will Transform the Field of Pharmacology

Two things you may not know about one of the most groundbreaking wellness trends for 2020:

  • Cannabinoid receptors are more numerous than any other receptor in the human body.
  • Prolonged exercise produces anandamide — a “bliss” inducing cannabinoid.

CBD is the most researched health-and-wellness trend on the Internet. According to a study, online users made more than 6.4 million Google searches for CBD in April 2019. In fact, we would argue that CBD has become the buzzword for health in the 21st century. Clearly, Hemp Oil is having its moment in the spotlight. So far, research shows that CBD may be beneficial for:

  • Balanced mood support (1,2,3)
  • Physical discomfort (1,2,3,4,5)
  • Mental tension (1)
  • Nervous system support (1,2,3,4,5)

While CBD has been shown to reduce health discomfort levels, it isn’t the only cannabinoid that interacts with our bodies in a profound way. Every human being has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) — a complex combination of receptors and neurotransmitters that directly interact with cannabinoids in our bodies. Other cannabinoids like THC and CBN (cannabinol) also interact with our ECS system. To date, studies have uncovered the role interactions between cannabinoids and the ECS play in our overall health.

The Importance of Cannabinoids

Believe it or not, it was just a few years back when scientists were calling cannabinoids like CBD the “most misunderstood compounds on earth.” In 2003, Nature Medicine described the endocannabinoid system as having “an important role in nearly every paradigm of pain, in memory, in neurodegeneration, and in inflammation.”

Yet, research surrounding hemp and its cannabinoids didn’t flourish until the last few years due to regulatory issues (namely, the illegality of the hemp plant). Scientific American even made a rallying call to increase research into cannabinoids — like CBD — back in 2004. But, it wasn’t until the last few years that we really started to understand the massive role Hemp Oil plays in our bodies.

CBD may be no stranger to fame, but it’s not the only cannabinoid we should pay attention to. The other hundred plus compounds in hemp also affect our ECS in profound ways, and consumers are starting to notice. Of course, pure CBD products still reign supreme in the public consciousness. But, Hemp Oil is where modern trendsetters are heading. CBG (cannabigerol) and CBC (cannabichromene) are two of the rising stars in the cannabis world. Initial studies show that both exhibit anti-bacterial properties and offer effective nervous system support.

Depending on your supplier, natural Hemp Oil may contain a hundred or more types of cannabinoids. For consumers, Hemp Oil is an effective way of obtaining health benefits from cannabinoids without the THC “high.” People are already adding Hemp Oil tinctures to their green smoothies in the morning. Within the next few years, Hemp Oil may be a breakfast staple.

2. Outdoor Living Helps Connect Us With Nature

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” ~ Henry David Thoreau

Did you know?

  • Preliminary studies suggest that spending time in nature leads our bodies to produce protective anti-cancer proteins.
  • You don’t have to spend nights camping out in the mountains to reap some of the rewards of nature. Sitting near a window that affords a view of trees and grassy landscapes can reduce workplace anxiety and increase productivity.
  • Studies suggest that walking in nature reduces the risk of depression and is increasingly being used as a form of therapy by individuals suffering from mood disorders.

Most Americans spend 90% of their time indoors. We’ve traded hunting, fishing, and outdoor sports for video games, the Internet, and phone screens. However, our bodies aren’t prepared to camp out in frosty air-conditioned rooms forever. Being outdoors can do wonders for our minds and bodies.

What the Research Says About Nature and Health

Two Women Hiking Up A Mountain

According to research, taking a walk in nature improves memory recall by 20%, decreases levels of anxiety, and lowers pulse rates by 4%. In fact, you get a boost in mental energy simply by looking at images of nature. CDC data shows that the number of adults embracing walking has jumped by 6% over the past few years, and we expect that number to climb as we all look for ways to disconnect from media and reconnect with the majesty of nature. Blue Zones — a wellness project based on longevity research — recommends that everyone walk at least an hour a day in order to earn that coveted “centurion” label. Taking a walk in the park may prove more beneficial than ingesting salads drenched in fat-laden dressings.

But, it’s not just simply walks that are driving the outdoor wellness trend. Since 2014, the number of people who spend at least two days a year camping has increased by 72%. Driven by Millennials and Gen X, camping is undergoing a new renaissance — and there’s plenty of research to support the benefits of camping.

In one study, students who spent two days in a forest had lower levels of cortisol (the human “stress hormone”) and inflammation than their city-dwelling counterparts. Other studies suggest that a few days in nature can bump our creative capabilities by up to 50%. Of course, you don’t have to be an expert in bushcraft to bask in the sun. Startups like Gateway — a premium cabin rental business that recently secured $22.5 million in Series B funding — offer people the opportunity to unplug from the online world and embrace the serenity of nature in cozy luxury cabins.

Meanwhile, AutoCamp — a “glamping” experience offered in Cape Cod — lets you experience the great outdoors in trendy comfort. Finally, HipCamp offers an “Airbnb” camping experience for those looking to experience wilderness living minus the “wild.”

3. Alt-Meat Enters the Mainstream

“I believe that in 30 years or so… all meat will either be clean or plant-based, taste the same, and be much healthier for everyone” ~ Richard Branson

Did you know?

  • Beyond Meat’s growth has doubled over the last year.
  • Annually, we eat over 220lbs of meat per person.

Over the past few years, we’ve seen plant-based meat substitutes go from a niche to mainstream option you can order from the Burger King drive-thru. The plant-based meat boom isn’t going away anytime soon. Beyond Meat — one of the leaders in the plant-based burger space — has seen its growth double over the last year. So far, White Castle, Burger King, McDonald’s, Qdoba, and hundreds of other restaurants have added these delicious faux meats to their menus.

We’re seeing major players in the meat industry, including Tyson, Purdue, and Cargill, jump into the alternative protein market with their own offerings. Presently, the global market for alternative meats has skyrocketed above $5.2 billion. For consumers, plant-based meats offer a better way to savor the tastes they love without incurring the consequences they fear.

Will We Stop Eating Meat Altogether?

The American Association (ACA) recommends that Americans cut out the majority of meat from their diets. There are also thousands of studies that show the benefits of sticking to a minimal-meat or meat-free diet. Already, 80% of Millennials purchase alternative meats when grocery shopping, and research points towards Gen Z having an even more insatiable appetite for plant-based options.

We won’t see meat leave the menu anytime soon. But, for health-conscious individuals, alternative proteins offer a great way to stay healthy without significant sacrifice. A full 70% of the world’s population is decreasing their consumption of meat, and around a quarter of consumers expect to see meat substitutes at their favorite eating spots within the next year.

4. Skincare Goes Au Naturel

“The finest clothing made is a person’s own skin, but, of course, society demands something more than this.” ~ Mark Twain

Did you know?

  • By 2027, the natural skincare market will be worth $54 billion dollars.
  • Millennials are driving the demand for natural skincare, one of the most notable wellness trends for 2020.

In this “love the skin you’re in” age, finding ways to increase skin elasticity without caking it in laboratory chemicals isn’t easy. But, it certainly is trendy. According to a report by Kline & Company, “natural” is the leading trend in the personal care industry. At Synchronicity, we’re heavy believers in the power of natural products to transform our health. Why slap a coat of lab-created petroleum products on your lips when you can pick up a natural solution like Wthn’s Rose Lip Polish? Or, why use a BHA-infused lotion when you can rely on natural Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Lotion?

“Natural” isn’t just a trend; it has become a way of life. However, eating whole foods while slapping man-made chemicals on our faces may be antithetical. Still, what happens when natural substitutes don’t exist? For example, many retinol-infused skincare products contain chemicals. And, retinol, a derivative of Vitamin A, has proved effective in transforming skin at the cellular level.

You don’t have to throw the baby out with the bathwater, however. Brands like Clark’s Botanicals offer retinol-based, chemical-free face cleansers that contain wonderful natural compounds like oatmeal.

Put Nature Back Into "Natural" Skincare

If you’re considering making the switch to natural skincare, there’s no better time to do it than the present. There are hundreds of natural beauty products offering serious benefits. Still, you may quite rightly wonder: Can “natural” really compete with all those powerful skin-rejuvenating acids that Big Skincare constantly pumps out? You bet. If you haven’t been paying attention, WEN by Chaz Dean recently lost a $26 million class-action lawsuit because its hair care products were causing people’s hair to fall out. Similarly, Johnson & Johnson is losing billion-dollar lawsuits due to its carcinogenic talc products. And, that’s just the start. Without being over-dramatic, the FDA has banned at least 30 chemicals. In the EU alone, countries have banned over 1,300 chemicals in consumer products.

According to the Fashion Institute of Technology’s graduate school, 90% of consumers believe that natural beauty products are safer than the alternative. And, who can blame them for thinking so? Even the perfume sector, a notoriously chemical-laden industry, is getting a makeover. Presently, companies like Petite Historie offer completely natural fragrances that smell amazing without the addition of toxic chemicals.

5. Gut Health Is Still "In"

“Follow reason, but don’t ignore that gut feeling.” ~ Debasish Mridha, M.D.

Did you know?

  • Disturbances in the gut biome can lead to obesity, autoimmune diseases, and metabolic abnormalities.
  • Gut bacteria helps you digest food, fight off viruses, and regulate your hormones.

The past few years have been a Golden Age for our gut. We switched from fruit-infused water drinks to fermented beverages like Kombucha to satiate our thirst (and fortify our bodies). We also learned that our gut plays an important role in aging, disease resistance, and physical wellbeing. And, like us, many of our friends began scarfing down Greek yogurt to aid digestion and deal with a host of intestinal conditions.

But, like the endocannabinoid system (ECS), gut health is just getting started. 70% of your immune system is centered in your gut, and finding ways to maintain the trillions of good bacteria living there is more than a health fad. It’s become a pursuit of passion. There are 10x more bacteria in your gut than there are cells in your body. Probiotics in foods like yogurt help mitigate the side-effects of treatment for certain health conditions and provide seasonal immune support. In fact, probiotics have hundreds of proven benefits, so we won’t dive into the extensive research about this. For more information, check out this Harvard post.

Probiotics: The Secret to Optimum Gut Health

There are two ways to increase good bacteria in your gut: naturally (through your appendix) and orally (through consuming probiotic-rich foods). Did you know that your appendix actually serves as an incubation chamber or reservoir for probiotics (good bacteria)? But, even with our appendix cultivating microscopic goodies, many of us still need to maintain a healthy gut biome. And, the trick to doing this is simpler than once thought: you consume probiotics.

Companies like The Nue Co sell probiotic gummies that include both probiotics and prebiotics. For those looking to stock up on all their vitamin needs, Careof offers a vitamin service that delivers individually packaged vitamins — which are custom-tailored for your body — to your home each month.

The gut health revolution isn’t going away anytime soon. As one of the most significant wellness trends for 2020, it promises to change the way we eat forever. So, stock up on probiotics and drink up that Kombucha.

Wellness Trends for 2020: Reinvent Your Health Routine With Synchronicity

At Synchronicity, we believe that health and wellness is the single most important part of life. Happiness doesn’t happen by chance. You must put in the effort, change less-than-ideal lifestyle habits, and embrace evidence-based healthcare.

In the final analysis, we can’t rent you a snazzy cabin in the mountains or make you eat probiotic-infused yogurt. However, we can offer you fine hand-pressed, whole-plant Hemp Oil produced from sustainably raised, organic hemp plants. If you’re ready to get back in the driver’s seat in light of the plethora of wellness trends for 2020, contact us. Let’s talk hemp, health, and happiness.

Two Women In Masks Sitting in Lotus Position

Make Your Mask More Comfortable: Tips for Surviving the New Normal

Hopefully, we’ve all learned at least two key points from the coronavirus pandemic of 2020: face masks are effective when used properly, and they’re not going anywhere for the foreseeable future.

But that doesn’t mean you need to continue suffering from sore ears, chaffed facial skin and claustrophobia. Protective face masks are still new to us. We’re all in the apex of an unpredictable learning curve.

So let’s get creative with it.

Here are some tips on how to make your mask more comfortable:

Invest in a High-Quality Mask

Since it looks like face masks aren’t going anywhere, now is the time to invest in a high-quality face mask. When shopping for a safe yet comfortable face mask, make sure you’re getting effective materials.

Best Face Mask Materials

We like Public Goods’ KN95 Face Mask, constructed from five layers of cotton and polypropylene. Interestingly enough, we also have these materials lying around our homes.

You know your favorite worn out t-shirt? Odds are it’s 100% cotton. Cotton is an ideal fabric for face masks and old summer shirts alike because it’s breathable and stays cooler in the heat than other materials.

Polypropylene is a recyclable plastic that can be reused again and again. Plastics are in almost everything we use because they’re versatile and durable — two characteristics you want in your face mask.

Anti-Fogging Features

People who wear glasses will appreciate masks with an adjustable nose clip. The KN95 has a strong metal nose clip, but some masks use a thin wire sewn into the fabric instead. For best results, tamp that clip onto the bridge of your nose before you don your glasses.

Make Sure It Fits

Most of all, get a face mask that is designed to fit the contours of your face. A snug seal keeps your face mask feeling secure, while ensuring potentially infected saliva droplets don’t enter or escape.

Make Your Mask Fit Better

One of the most wonderful aspects of humankind is our diversity and uniqueness. There isn’t much in life that’s truly one-size-fits-all. But when it comes to masks that fit, it can be a harsh reality to face.

If you’ve already invested in a high-quality face mask, but it feels too loose, too tight or it’s just too uncomfortable, don’t sweat it. Human ingenuity has your back.

Here are some creative methods to make your mask fit better:

Your mask should be snug but not tight. If your mask is too tight, you might be tempted to adjust it during the day. However, this will put you and the people around you at an unnecessary risk of exposure.

It’s best to ensure it fits properly and comfortably before leaving the house.

Use Your Mask for Aromatherapy

Now that you’re safe and secure, why not ride the wellness train all the way to the top?

If your mask is causing you more than just physical pain, we get it. Masks feel like they restrict your breathing. Even if you know it’s not life threatening, that restriction can still leave you feeling claustrophobic and anxious.

Fortunately, masks are perfect for all-day discreet aromatherapy. Synchronicity Hemp Oil Aromatherapy Blends come in two all natural scents: calming lavender and chamomile-infused Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, and invigorating peppermint and rosemary in Hemp Oil.

How to Use Aromatherapy with Your Mask

  1. Unscrew the cap off of your Synchronicity Aromatherapy Roll-on, and simply apply it to the bridge of your nose, and temples. 
  2. Wear your mask, and breathe as normal.

…Or if you have a favorite essential oil at home you love;

  1. Dilute a drop of your preferred essential oil blend in one tablespoon of water.
  2. Apply a drop or two of the mixture onto the mask along the bridge of your nose. This step will ensure the scent isn’t too strong and that the mask doesn’t get wet where you breathe.
  3. A wet mask is an ineffective mask! Dry any excess water.
  4. Wear your mask, and breathe as normal.

Protect Your Skin

Finally, one of the best ways to make your mask more comfortable is by taking care of your skin.

Mask discomfort is frequently the result of skin irritation. You might experience dry, chaffed ears or what I like to call an acne goatee. Luckily, the skin care industry is much older and wiser than the face mask explosion.

Mask Comfort for Dry Skin

If you have dry or sensitive skin, the edges of your mask and elastic bands are likely rubbing your ears and cheeks raw.

Double down your moisturizing efforts. Our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Facial Cream contains soothing aloe vera to calm skin and non-comedogenic Hemp Oil to create a hydrating barrier between your skin and your mask.

Cleanse and moisturize before and after wearing your mask.

Mask Comfort for Oily, Acne-Prone Skin

Oily skin and acne are exacerbated by the intense humidity of breathing in a mask. There isn’t much you can do about the breathing part, but you can protect your skin from becoming too moist.

Acne is caused by environmental irritants and your skin’s natural oil becoming trapped in your pores by dirt, makeup and dead skin cells.

Worse yet, bacteria love a warm, wet environment to grow.

Deprive them of a comfy home by keeping your face, mask and hands clean whenever you touch your face mask.

Use a facial cleanser for oily skin twice daily. If you’re still feeling sticky, you can use oil blotting sheets, or a non-alcohol based toner with tea tree. This will gently wipe away and absorb excess oil, to help bring balance to your skin throughout the day.

And If It’s Not Too Much to Ask…

Always wear your mask! In public, anyway. Wearing a face mask may feel inconvenient, but it’s very important to stop the spread of disease.

This blog is written by: Tee Corley is a freelance writer who works with Public Goods, a company that sells eco-friendly household essentials such as tree-free tissues, shampoo bars and silk dental floss. Check out their blog for a wide range of topics: everything from product storage tips and recycling advice to brand reviews and simple recipes 

Woman Dancing On Field At Sunset

How We Make Our Pure, Potent, and Sustainable Hemp Oil

If you’re looking for natural relief from 100% pure hemp botanicals, you’ve come to the right place. We pride ourselves on our pure Hemp Oil products. Still, given our reviews and loyal customer base, you’d be forgiven for thinking we have a high-tech, secret laboratory nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas. The reality is just — a little different. We don’t have any hidden doors behind waterfalls, and we don’t have to leave Colorado on helicopters in the dead of night to access a dungeon filled with beakers and crazy-haired chemists.
To help clarify how we do business, I asked our Chief Mad Scientist (officially known as the “Lab Director”), to enlighten everyone about what happens at “the lab.” Essentially, I asked what the full process for creating our world-renowned Hemp Oil products entailed. Here’s what I learned:

It All Starts With the Hemp Plant

Want to hear a secret? We’re one of the few Hemp Oil producers in the world that grow our own patented hemp strain. Officially named CBDRx18 (at least, according to the patent), our hemp plant is recognized by the NCBI as the gold standard for the cannabis genome sequence.
That’s thanks to our Chief Science Officer, Tim Gordon. If there’s anyone on the planet who could earn a Ph.D. in hemp growing, it would be Tim. He’s been growing hemp for decades — and he started out on rural farmland.
In essence, Tim has been cross-breeding and selectively breeding hemp plants for nearly his entire life. And, he’s used his “hemp-jitsu” to develop a world-class cannabis genome sequence that contains sub-0.3% THC and around 60% CBD. CBDRx18 is also a GMO-free, natural, and sustainable hemp plant that contains over a hundred cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and minerals.

The Components of the Hemp Plant

Here’s a quick refresher on some of the compounds that are found naturally in hemp:
  • Cannabinoids: These are naturally occurring compounds in hemp that interact with your endocannabinoid system. In other words, your brain is pre-wired to absorb and utilize the cannabinoids in Hemp Oil. To learn more about cannabinoids, check out our recent cannabinoids blog post.
  • Terpenes: These are the incredible molecules that give hemp its unique aroma. Aromatherapy is based on terpenes, and they exist in nearly every plant on the planet.
  • Flavonoids: This is another phytonutrient (natural plant compounds or nutrients) that’s present in many veggies you eat. Research suggests that flavonoids positively impact cell survival signaling pathways. In a nutshell, flavonoids modify how the body reacts to carcinogens and viruses.
  • Minerals: Hemp contains iron, phosphorus, sodium, magnesium, potassium, sulfur, calcium, and zinc.
  • Vitamins: Hemp contains vitamins A, B, C, and E.
  • Essential oils: Believe it or not, hemp contains a healthy dose of omega fatty acids.

CBDRx18 and Tim's Story

CBDRx18 contains over 100 phytonutrients, helping us accomplish something we call the True Entourage Effect™. In other words, all of these phytonutrients work together, in perfect harmony, to deliver a more complete physiological experience. This gets a little technical, so check out our True Entourage Effect™ page to learn more.
Tim works on our farms in Pueblo Colorado and Iowa — where hemp is grown and nurtured to maturity using sustainable practices. Our Colorado farm is nestled between lofty mountains and bordered by two mountain-fed tributaries. It’s a unique ecosystem that’s ideal for growing high-quality hemp.
And speaking of quality, the first of many third-party quality checks that our pure Hemp Oil goes through is carried out at the farm. Before we harvest the hemp and send it off to the lab, it’s tested by the Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) to ensure that the THC levels are 0.3% or less and that there’s no mold, pesticides, or other hazardous chemicals contaminating the plants. Once we have the green-light from CDA, it’s harvested and sent off to the lab to make Hemp Oil.
This is where things start to get interesting.

From Hemp to Pure Hemp Oil

Our manufacturing process is both humane and sustainable. This means we don’t produce 5,000 gallons of pure Hemp Oil a day in sweltering, sweat-shop conditions. At Functional Remedies, we keep things simple and pleasant. Kai and our rag-tag team of dedicated staff turn our CBDRx18 hemp into precious Hemp Oil in a small (cozy) laboratory.
This small building looks more like a commercial kitchen than a Hemp Oil production facility, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t efficient. Despite the small, “mom-and-pop burger joint” vibe, this is a state-of-the-art facility. Inside, you’ll find six, 30-liter pressure cookers, a custom-made press, multi-headed pipette dispensers, and an automated pump dispenser. All of these are best-in-class, production-quality pieces of equipment that we either purchased from the best providers on earth or customized to handle our unique manufacturing needs.
Green Hemp Plant Tops
And, “unique” perfectly describes our production process. We don’t use automated assembly lines and IoT-connected equipment. In all fairness, we probably wouldn’t feature in the documentary series “How It’s Made.” We do everything by hand. From growing and harvesting our hemp to gently extracting its rich phytonutrients, there’s no point in the process where we slap hemp onto a conveyor belt.

Pure Hemp Oil Made With Care

In fact, we even label and seal our containers by hand. We know the process takes longer and is less “efficient” in light of the increasing adoption of digital technologies in the hemp industry.
But, we believe that gentle care and steadfast attention to detail is what makes our products so incredibly unique. Humans, not machines, power the entire manufacturing process. This results in a high level of quality control and unparalleled Entourage Effect from every bottle, tincture, and salve.

Extracting Phytonutrients to Make Pure Hemp Oil

Let’s get this out of the way: we don’t extract the phytonutrients from our hemp plants like any other hemp business on the planet. If you go out and buy CBD at your local retailer, there’s a 99.99% chance that your CBD is an isolate. That means it’s a pure CBD product containing no flavonoids, terpenes, minerals, vitamins, or other types of cannabinoids.
To get a pure CBD isolate, the manufacturers use harsh solvents to strip out the CBD and separate it from all the other beneficial nutrients. But, why do they do this? Well, for three reasons:
  1. It’s cheap
  2. It doesn’t require a bunch of equipment
  3. It doesn’t require hefty knowledge about hemp nutrients. You just have to extract one specific molecule (i.e. CBD).

Ethanol, Hexane, and CO2 Extraction Oh My!

Some manufacturers use solvents like ethanol to extract the cannabinoids and terpenes, but this method also extracts the chlorophyll — the beneficial phytonutrients that give plants their green color. This extraction method leaves a big problem. How do you get rid of the solvent after extraction? After all, no one wants to ingest solvents.
Hemp extracted with solvents like ethanol or hexane will often show up in laboratory tests. Of course, there are so-called “safe” levels of solvents that are deemed “acceptable” for human consumption. But, do you really want to expose yourself to even small amounts of harsh chemicals as part of your daily wellness routine? Probably not.
Now, there’s another option. You can purchase a sustainably sourced CBD oil online from a specialty provider. And, that’s great! But, there’s a good chance that oil was produced via CO2 gas extraction. To be sure, CO2 extraction doesn’t use solvents, so there’s no ethanol or hexane to remove. The process involves cooling CO2 gas, pressurizing it to 10,000 pounds (4.54 t) per square inch (p.s.i.), then heating it again and blasting the hemp with it. To put that into perspective, your car tires are probably around 30 p.s.i.
CO2 extraction is hard on hemp, stripping it of all phytonutrients and many terpenes. It’s also expensive and requires a lot of maintenance, driving up the final price for the end-user.
At Functional Remedies, we don’t use either method. In fact, we don’t “extract” the phytonutrients at all.

Synchronicity's Patented LipidTrans™ Infusion Process

Want to know the secret to the purest, highest-quality, whole-plant Hemp Oil? It’s all in the extraction process. Or, in this case, the infusion process.
Using just the right combination of pressure, heat, and time, we add a “carrier” coconut or MCT oil to the raw hemp and allow it to gently become infused with all of the rich phytonutrients in our CBDRx18 hemp. Have you ever seen bottles of garlic-infused olive oil on the shelf at your grocery store? It’s a similar process. Garlic and fresh herbs are added to an olive oil mixture, and, over time, they infuse that olive oil with rich flavors, textures, and subtle notes.
In our LipidTrans™ infusion process, we use coconut oil or MCT oil (both of which contain beneficial fatty acids) to absorb those cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and vitamins from our best-in-class hemp plant. In essence, we infuse coconut oil with Whole-Plant hemp goodness. Obviously, this takes time and is actually a pretty labor-intensive process. Our crack team of hemp-obsessed scientists spends hours gently extracting hemp compounds with this process.
Sure, we could call it quits after this. Who wouldn’t? Our gentle infusion method already takes significantly more time than the CO2 processes used by our competitors. But, we’re sticklers for perfection and quality. So, after we’ve infused the carrier with the phytonutrients, we immediately infuse it again. We spend extra time and resources to infuse our Hemp Oil a second time. But, trust us, the results are worth it. We strive to get every last molecule of goodness from our hemp plants, which helps maximize its True Entourage Effect™.

Why We Go the Extra Mile

Why do we spend so much time maximizing our absorption process? We want our customers to have access to holistic, best-of-breed Hemp Oil that delivers on our mission statement: Wellness Through Oneness™. That statement isn’t a marketing gimmick; it’s how we run our business. As Kai puts it, “You get the full expression of the plant. It’s as close to the whole plant as you can get without bottling the plant itself.”
The concentrated oil is then tested for potency by a third-party lab before being diluted with more MCT or coconut oil to the required dosage amount. Once it’s at the required dilution, we send it off for testing again. If you’re counting, that’s three tests so far. We run third-party tests at important junctures of the manufacturing process. But, buckle up; we’re not done yet.

Turning Pure Hemp Oil Into Functional Consumer Products

At this point, we have some rich-colored Hemp Oil. But, we can’t just pour it into a bucket and hand it off to you. We have to package it. We made a conscious decision early on to take care of the packaging ourselves. Sure, we could save some overhead expenses and use a third-party packaging facility. But, if we do that, we lose quality control oversight.
Our entire process is vertically integrated. From harvesting our patented hemp in the fields to making the oil and packaging it in consumer-friendly containers, the entire process is kept in-house. This gives us a few advantages. It allows us to:
  • Develop our own internal quality control systems while still relying on third-party tests for potency.
  • Keep the entire operation hyper-sustainable.
  • Have control over the entire flow of our hemp, which we hold near-and-dear to our hearts.
Speaking of sustainability, the hemp containers we use for tinctures, salves, and capsules are all made with recycled ocean plastics. We won’t get into ocean plastics in this post, but if you’re interested, check out our guide on why these types of recycled plastics are important.
Finally, each container is filled using clean, sterile pipettes to ensure consistency, quality, and measurement accuracy.
At this point, we ship the product out, right? Not yet. We’re so passionate about the purity and quality of our Hemp Oil that we send it out for another potency and quality check at the lab. If you’re counting, that’s four third-party quality tests. And, to top things off, we also have a barrage of internal quality controls that every single container has to pass before we consider it good enough for our customers.

Introducing the World's Purest, Most Potent, and Most Vetted Hemp Oil

At Synchronicity™, our commitment to quality extends throughout the entire life of our Hemp Oil — from our farm to your table. As an FDA-registered food manufacturer, we diligently follow FDA-guided Current Good Manufacturing Processes (CGMP) to ensure consistent quality in every bottle. We aren’t just jumping on the trend train and producing poor quality Hemp Oil at the speed of light. In other words, we take our time and do things right. And, we believe that you’ll notice the difference.
From sustainable farming to vertical integration and sustainable packaging, we gently extract the precious oils from our CBDRx18 hemp strain with pride. With four third-party tests, a tidal wave of internal controls, and one of the world’s foremost hemp genomes, every bottle of Synchronicity Hemp Oil is pure GMO-free beauty.
Are you ready to feel the Synchronicity™ difference? If so, check out our line of Hemp Oils and Hemp Oil products. Have any questions? Contact us for answers.
Full Spectrum Hemp Oil – 450mg – 3oz Body Butter – Synchronicity

Four Wellness Reasons to Use Body Butter with Hemp Oil

Skin care is part of any good wellness routine. And rightfully so, since our outward appearance can have a tremendous positive impact on our overall physical and mental health. It’s not vanity, it’s taking care of your body. When it comes to dry or irritated skin, you probably have go-to lotions, moisturizers, and body butters, but because our bodies are constantly changing, you should always consider exploring new options to ensure that your skin is receiving the best possible care. Here are our top four reasons and benefits for using a body butter that includes Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil.

  1. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Contains Hundreds of Skin-Loving Nutrients

    When you use a body butter that contains Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil (not just one with CBD) your skin will receive the natural vitamins and minerals found in hemp oil, like vitamin A and E, potassium, and magnesium.

  2. Better for Your Pores

    Oils are rated on a scale of 0–5 by how much or how little they will clog your pores. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil gets a rating of zero, which means that it’s the least likely to clog your pores. This makes it an ideal oil to use in body butters.

  3. The Lipids In Hemp Oil Are Similar to the Lipids in Your Skin

    Lipids are our skin’s natural fats. They are responsible for a number of important roles, from helping keep our skin hydrated to protecting it from damage. It turns out that the lipids in our skin are very similar to the lipids found in hemp oil.

  4. Loaded with Skin-Calming Omega-6 Fatty Acids

    In addition to lipids, there is an abundant amount of omega-6 fatty acids in hemp oil. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is one of the many ways to supplement your body’s omega-6 fatty acids, which may help prevent skin rashes and irritation. 

These are our top four reasons to make the switch to a Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil body butter like Synchronicity. Many skincare companies are even starting to add hemp oil to their products because of its beneficial nutrients. But again, it’s hard to determine the source of the hemp oil used in these products. Because Synchronicity Body Butter is only made with our sustainably farmed whole-hemp plants, you know that you’re getting the best possible Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for your skin. Don’t accept rough and irritated skin, get soft skin that’s healthy and full of life.

Benefits of Hemp Oil Capsules

Should I Add Hemp Oil Capsules to My Wellness Routine?

We’re always exploring the many forms that hemp oil comes in, so let’s take a deeper look at capsules and if they should join your daily supplement routine. Hemp oil capsules, or pills as they are sometimes called, are one of the most common ways to get the benefits of the hemp plant. These tiny capsules, like the high-quality ones from Synchronicity, are easy to swallow, easy to carry, and easy to manage your dosage.

Why Take Hemp Oil Capsules?

As you determine which form of hemp oil is right for you, here are some reasons why capsules could be the way to go.
First, it’s important to note that the physical benefits from capsules versus other ingestible forms of hemp oil remain the same. So say you’re hoping for better sleep, then either capsules or tinctures may be a good fit for you. However, the quality of the product you take might result in different efficacy. It is always important to know how your product is made to ensure you are putting the best into your body.
Here are a couple good reasons to take capsules over other ingestible forms.
  • Controlled Serving Size: Since each capsule contains a predetermined amount of hemp oil, you always know exactly how much you are taking. Tinctures have a dropper with measurements on the side to allow for fluctuation in dosage, but you have to be disciplined in knowing how much or little you are taking each time.
  • Portability: Like your other supplements, hemp oil capsules allow you to add them to your pill case for easy transportation if you take your supplements throughout the day.
  • Easy to Swallow: The small capsules are simply taken orally with water which eliminates the taste factor. Hemp oil products definitely don’t have the same stigma that fish oil has in regard to flavor, but since hemp might not be as familiar to your taste buds it can take some getting used to. Capsules reduce that factor.
  • Easily Integrates into Your Wellness Routine: Since capsules are a common way to take other supplements, this form makes it easy to include them in your daily schedule.

Okay, So What’s the Difference Between Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, and CBD Capsules?

Starting to think capsules are for you? Then next make sure you are taking a product that works the hardest for you. Keep in mind that all hemp oil and CBD products contain .3% or less THC in them to meet the legal requirement.
  • Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Capsules
    Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products like Synchronicity are made from whole hemp plants. Which means you get all the benefits of the plant including CBD. Scientists have found that the individual hemp plant nutrients tend to work better in the body when together. So it begs the question, why just get one nutrient when you can get them all?
  • Hemp Seed Oil Capsules
    As the name suggests, this type of oil is made from pressing the hemp seeds. Sometimes people use hemp seed oil and hemp oil interchangeably, but there is a difference. You’ll most commonly find hemp seed oil in cooking and skin care products.
  • CBD Capsules
    CBD by now is the most widely known form of hemp oil. But the truth is that it’s only one nutrient of the plant. Many companies use harsh processes to exact the CBD from the rest of the plant, which can degrade the CBD nutrient in the process. It’s always good to know how your hemp oil is made.

When Should I Take Hemp Oil Capsules?

Figuring out when to take hemp oil capsules really depends on a number of factors. First, why are you taking hemp oil in the first place? If you are using it as part of your sleep routine, you might want to take a capsule about an hour before going to bed. This will give it time to absorb into your body. If you are taking them to relax or for calming purposes, then consider taking one before you know a stressful situation might happen in your life.
Second, once you take a hemp oil capsule be sure to wait awhile to ensure you are feeling the effects before taking another one. Everyone’s body reacts differently. Give your body at least an hour before you take another capsule.
Third, you should consider if you want to take hemp oil capsules as part of your daily wellness routine or just every so often. There are reasons for both and that decision is purely up to what you are trying to treat.
Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil – 30 Capsules Bottle On Rocks

Where to Buy Hemp Oil Capsules?

When deciding which capsules are right for you, be sure to do your research so you know exactly how your hemp oil was made. There’s a big difference between CBD and Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, and many companies are starting to call their products Full-Spectrum CBD—which can be confusing about what you’re actually getting. When you buy Synchronicity, you know you’re getting 100% Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil made from sustainably farmed whole hemp plants. Which means you get all the nutrients of the plant including CBD. Products with just CBD on the label limit you from all these additional nutrients.
Many retailers are starting to carry hemp oil products so it’s good to do your research prior so you can compare products beyond price. A good rule of thumb is to first order products directly from companies online. This will give you time to explore options and contact the company directly if you have specific questions about what is in their products. Synchronicity has a team of experts ready to answer your emails or calls so you can make the most informed decision.

Final Word on Hemp Oil Capsules

As far as hemp oil ingestibles go, capsules are a solid natural option to easily add to your health and wellness regimen. They are easy to keep track of dosage and capsule count so you’re able to purchase them on a schedule and save money at the same time.
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Hemp Oil Serving Size: How Much Hemp Oil Should I Take?

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult your healthcare provider before use.

When you start exploring the world of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil as part of your wellness routine, one of the most important questions you’ll have is: How much hemp oil is right for me? The simple answer is that it’s not one-size-fits-all because our bodies respond to hemp oil differently, and there are a wide variety of reasons that people use it. But don’t worry, we’re here to help you figure out the right amount of hemp oil for your body.

First Rule: Understand the Hemp Oil Serving Size Label

Most companies offer different potency levels for the same style of product. For example, Synchronicity tinctures come in bottles of 500 mg or 1000 mg, which means that servings from these bottles will vary in strength. So when purchasing, be mindful of which potency you’re selecting as they can vary greatly in price. Also, keep in mind that not all hemp oils are made the same. High-quality hemp oils, like the whole-plant ones from Synchronicity, are tested for purity and potency so you know you’re getting accurate results. Some CBD companies claim high quality and potency, but without proper testing, these claims may be inaccurate.

Second Rule: Determine What You Are Addressing with Hemp Oil

This might sound obvious, but before you start taking hemp oil, know what you are taking it for. Since hemp oil can support everything from poor sleep to anxiety to stress, it’s important to identify why you are taking it so you can determine which dose level is best for you. We suggest listing and prioritizing your health concerns and exploring how hemp oil makes a difference with the concerns at the top of your list. It’s important to know that the FDA regulates all dietary supplements, which can limit a company’s ability to describe benefits and recommend dosages. As of right now, the FDA has not provided Recommended Daily Intakes or Daily Values for daily hemp oil use. That’s why it’s important to focus on what you want to address and listen to your body as it responds to the treatment.

Third Rule: Start Small with Your Hemp Oil Dosage

Even though serving sizes are called out on the label, don’t think that you have to start with a full serving. It’s actually better to start with a lower amount to see how your body responds to the hemp oil. Tinctures offer an ideal way to experiment with dosage because the dropper is clearly labeled with calibrated measurements.

When starting out, make sure to take the exact same amount of hemp oil a couple times a day. From there you can decide if you want to increase or decrease your dosage to get the ideal results for your body. As you discover your sweet spot in terms of dosage, you may find that some days you need a little more and some days a little less. That’s the beauty of Synchronicity and why it is better than other hemp oils—it aligns with your body’s ever-changing chemistry.

Fourth Rule: Give It Time

As you start dialing in which hemp oil dosage works for you, be sure to notice how quickly it takes effect with your body. Some people can start to feel the effects of hemp oil in a few minutes. For others, it can take a little more time. So before you think it’s not working and that you should take more, make sure you allow a few hours for your body to react.

What Others Are Asking About Hemp Oil Dosage and Serving Size

The great thing about this is that millions of other people have the same questions you do. Here are answers to some commonly asked questions we get when people start adding Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil to their wellness routines.

Can I take too much?

The simple answer is: No. Hemp oil is considered non-toxic and acceptable for humans in high amounts. But because all bodies react differently, it is possible to take a dosage that is too strong for you. That does not mean it will harm you. This is why it is important to start with a small dose and work your way up. Do not assume that if you are a larger person (like a male who is 6’5″ and weighs 225 lbs.) that you need more right away.

Can I use hemp oil daily?

Yes! Think of Synchronicity as part of your regular wellness routine. Just like you take vitamins or supplements on a regular basis, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is a natural supplement designed to help you achieve balance and a better quality of life.

Can I give hemp oil to my kids?

It is true that hemp oil might be safe for all ages, but we strongly recommend you contact your pediatrician or physician to determine if hemp oil is right for your child and how to determine a dosage.

Can I give hemp oil to my pets?

Many people purchase hemp oil for their pets to help with aging joints or anxiety brought on by separation or noise. Our recommendation is 1 mg for every 10 lbs. of weight for dogs, 1 mg for every 20 lbs. of weight for cats, and just 5 mg for every 1,000 lbs. of weight for horses. Start with two servings a day and closely monitor the animal.

Should I take Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil or CBD?

It’s very important to know the difference between Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and CBD, as some companies use them interchangeably, but they are very different. CBD is just one of the hundred nutrients found in the hemp plant. To make CBD, many companies use harsh CO2 processes to isolate it, which can decrease the potency of the nutrients. On the other hand, Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is made from the entire hemp plant, so you receive all the nutrients including CBD, but without the harsh extraction process. Basically, it’s better for your body. Synchronicity products are 100% Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and go a step further to only use our own sustainably-farmed proprietary hemp plants.

We hope this detailed guide to determine how much hemp oil you should take was helpful. If you have any other questions, please reach out to us. We are always happy to have a conversation about Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil and how it can lead to a better way of life.

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Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil: Which Is Better?

Everything You Need to Know About Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil vs. CBD Oil

Yes, CBD oils and tinctures have been all the rage for the past couple of years. But what if we told you that you could get all the benefits of CBD plus hundreds of other cannabinoid nutrients in a cleaner, purer, more potent product? It’s called Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. And whether it’s in an oil form or tinctures, we’ll tell you why it’s the better choice for your body. 

What Is Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil?

Before we weigh the pros and cons of hemp oils vs tinctures, let’s start by understanding Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is made by pressing whole hemp plants and infusing them with an MCT oil to maintain all the cannabinoid nutrients of the plant. Like CBD, it can come in many forms, from oils to tinctures to topicals. But unlike CBD, it’s not made by using harsh CO2 extraction processes. So, in the end, you get a cleaner, purer, more potent product.

Why Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil?

There are many reasons to take Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil instead of just CBD oil, but here are the main two.

  1. CBD oil companies use harsh CO2 extraction methods to isolate the CBD from the rest of the hemp plant. That’s not good for you or the plant.  
  2. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products like Synchronicity use the whole hemp plant so you get all the benefits, including CBD, but without THC and any of the nasty production methods. It’s a win-win.
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Hemp Oil vs. Hemp Tinctures

Now the next step, selecting a form of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil that suits your needs. There are many forms, but we will compare and contrast two of the most popular forms: oils vs. tinctures.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oils

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oils are cannabinoid nutrients from whole hemp plants infused with an oil solution. For example, Synchronicity uses an MCT oil that is a premium coconut oil, which allows for maximum absorption. Pure hemp oil products are more highly concentrated than tinctures.
The most common way to consume hemp oil is by vaporizing it with a vaping device. You can consume it orally, but due to the concentration level, it is not as pleasant-tasting as tinctures.  Also, some people like to mix it with food or drinks, but again, tinctures are a much better option because they have a more pleasant taste.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Tinctures

Here’s where there might be some confusion. Tinctures are made from hemp oil but are a less concentrated form based on their method of creation. Basically, the hemp oil is mixed with alcohol or another oil just like before, but then it’s heated up to bind the molecules together. You’ll also find that many tinctures have natural flavors added to them so they are easier to take.

Tinctures are sold in small bottles with droppers and are intended to be taken orally and swallowed. Unlike hemp oils, tinctures cannot be vaporized. However, they are much easier to add to your favorite beverages or foods. You can easily put a few drops into your morning coffee or incorporate it a small amount into a salad dressing. Tinctures are very versatile in that way.

The convenience of the tiny bottles makes tinctures easy to take with you and use throughout the day. The dropper attached to the top of the tincture lid allows you to easily measure and adjust your dosage. This means that you can take tinctures in the morning, afternoon, or evening depending on how your body reacts to individual doses.

Final Word

As you can see, the oils vs. tinctures question really comes down to how you want to consume Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. If you are new to Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, give Synchronicity Berry Lemonade tincture a try. It contains all the beneficial cannabinoid nutrients, including CBD, and has a taste that’s easy to enjoy.

As you dive deeper into the world of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil, make sure to compare and contrast products on the market, as they can vary greatly in quality.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

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Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

Millions of people suffer from acne that makes it difficult for them to have the confidence they once had without acne. With the many reported benefits of full-spectrum hemp oil, many users have experienced and improvement in their acne. 

There has been an explosion in products that include full-spectrum hemp oil. From beauty products to coffee, you can find full-spectrum hemp oil or CBD (cannabidiol) oil is just about everything if you know where to look. 

While acne is common in high school as a teen, many people suffer from adult acne which can be much more emotionally trying. Skin problems make people turn to all kinds of different products, remedies, solutions, and entire systems to solve. Many of these solutions are toxic and have tons of chemicals in them. Not to mention skin care products with an emphasis on clearing acne can be very expensive.

With the many products on the market, many people are turning to topical and ingestible full-spectrum hemp oil to help them clear acne and restore balance to the skin. There are many causes of acne, and everyone is different, but at the base of all dis-ease and every ailment is an inherent imbalance in the body. Where there is an imbalance within the body, the skin is the first to show signs, like the body’s alarm that something isn’t right. 

Causes of Acne

From hormones to clogged pores and dry skin, there are many reasons for acne, especially in adulthood. We live primarily urban lives which exposes the skin to all kinds of toxins, chemicals, lack of fresh air and sun, and disconnection from nature. At the root of a pimple is imbalance and  inflammation, which is why the skin is visibly red and irritated.

Among the most common causes of acne, we see an imbalance. There is either too much or too little of something, and that is when we see a breakout happen.

  • Pores clogged by dead skin
  • Excess sebum produced
  • Excess Bacteria
  • Hormone change or imbalance

Everything from clogged pores to cystic acne is frustrating and painful. Treating acne prone skin from the inside and the outside simultaneously can help to restore balance to the interior of the body so the exterior can glow.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

Full-spectrum hemp oil comes from the cannabis sativa plant, but it can’t get you high, don’t worry. Cannabis and its cousin hemp have been used for thousands of years for healing various ailments, acne and skin irritations and imbalances included.

A 2016 review of the cannabis plant highlighted its antibacterial and anti-fungal effects. These effects may help reduce infections from dirt and other pollutants on the skin. Additionally, full-spectrum hemp oil and CBD oil is known to have incredible anti-inflammatory properties. 

Topicals like balms and lotions made from full-spectrum hemp oil are wonderful for the exterior, and full-spectrum hemp oil helps bring balance to the interior. When the body is in a state of homeostasis, acne, stress, anxiety, pain, insomnia, and many other ailments can come back to their neutral state and be resolved.

Full-spectrum works with the body’s own cannabinoid receptor system, the endocannabinoid system (ECS), to bring balance back to the body. The ECS was discovered in the late 1980s and it revolutionized our understanding of how the body works as a singular organism, rather than in segmented parts studies by medical specialists. When we view the body as a singular organism, it becomes easier to understand how an imbalance in the gut could result in an imbalance in the skin, etc. 

Additionally, the ECS can both produce and receive cannabinoids, which full-spectrum hemp oil is full of. Using the whole plant ensures that all the parts of the hemp plant can work together and interact with the ECS at a high level.

The receptors in the ECS, CB1 and CB2, can receive THC and CBD, two compounds found in the hemp plant and included in full-spectrum hemp oil. And this is where it gets really cool. When we consume full-spectrum hemp oil, the ECS doesn’t have to work as hard to produce native cannabinoids and can receive them from the tincture. If the body is imbalance and not in homeostasis, then the ECS is also not performing at its optimal rate and things like stress, anxiety, mental clarity, pain, sleep, and appetite can be affected. 

How to Use Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil for Acne

There are many ways to include full-spectrum hemp oil in your skin care and beauty routine. Coming at the problem from both the inside and the outside will garner the best results. And working with a high-quality product like Synchronicity will make all the difference. 

Here’s an easy daily regime to follow to try full-spectrum hemp oil for your acne:

Morning: Wash your face with a soothing cleanser, not an exfoliant. Put 3-5 drops of Synchronicity full-spectrum hemp oil* in your palm and gently massage into your entire face and neck. Follow up with 25mg of full-spectrum hemp oil under the tongue, or take the equivalent in capsule/edible form. 

*Full-spectrum hemp oil tincture is more concentrated than a topical lotion or balm, and is recommended for this type of application. You can use a full-spectrum topical in addition if you like. 

Afternoon: With your lunch, put 10-15mg of full-spectrum under your tongue, or in capsule/edible form.

Evening: Repeat the steps from the morning and go to bed with a clean, moisturized face.

The combination of full-spectrum hemp oil being metabolized by the body and absorbed by the skin is crucial. The skin is our largest detoxifying organ, and coming at the problem from both ends will address and issues and imbalances from the inside out. 

Results may vary and you may have to go through some trial and error to find the correct dosage for your skin. In addition to helping your skin from the inside, consuming full-spectrum hemp oil may also help you find more mental focus, less anxiety, better sleep, balance appetite, and much more.

The key to all of this, however, comes down to a high-quality and trusted product like Synchronicity. There are so many products on the market these days, and working with the best of the best will garner the best results. 

The Who’s Who of Hemp & CBD

Looking for more resources on hemp? Look no further! Here are eight great resources, from individuals who’ve made it their business to learn and disseminate everything about hemp to organizations and businesses providing community and resources to the hemp industry. If you’re curious about the folks who help make the hemp industry tick, be sure to check these out:

Here are a few ways to add hemp oil to your daily routine, we suggest giving a few of them a try, allowing you to choose what works best for your body and your lifestyle. 

But First, What’s The Difference Between Full Spectrum Hemp Oil & CBD Oil?

It turns out that adding hemp oil to a meal isn’t just an easy way to incorporate it into your daily routine, it might also make a major difference to how effective the hemp oil is for your body! A recent study by the University of Minnesota found that consuming cannabinoids with high fatty food quadrupled the concentration of cannabinoids in participants’ bloodstream as opposed to when taken on an empty stomach. That means your body may get even more benefits from pairing your daily dose of hemp oil with a meal. 

A whole-plant, full-spectrum hemp oil like Synchronicity delivers benefits far beyond CBD alone and allows the body to access the full range of beneficial compounds including phytocannabinoids, polyphenols, fatty acids, and other potentially healthful benefits. When all of these cannabinoids, terpenes, and other beneficial compounds in the plant work together in synergy, the combined effect is greater than the sum of the individual effects. This is called the True Entourage EffectTM.

Synchronicity employs a proprietary lipid infusion process, LipidTrans™, a gentle, low-heat process that uses cellular bonding to infuse the active beneficial phytocompounds of the whole hemp plant with a lipid (usually coconut or MCT oil) while preserving the integrity of the plant molecules and making them bioavailable.

In a nutshell, CBD oil is only one of the many nutrients found in hemp, and CBD isolate offers a limited benefit to the body compared to full-spectrum hemp oil which contains all the nutrients of the hemp plant and therefore offers far more nutritional benefits than CBD alone ever could.

National Industrial Hemp Council

Overseen by a board of prestigious and experienced directors, the National Industrial Hemp Council (NIHC) was formed to provide networking and resources to members of the hemp at every stage within the industry. From consumers to processing plants, to farmers, NIHC works to educate and move the industry forward. NIHC works to provide fact-based information in support of high industry standards to ensure safety and quality for the consumer as organizations such as the FDA work to catch up to the boom in hemp production.

Ministry of Hemp​

Ministry of Hemp is a great all-around resource if you’re looking to get another perspective hemp. Their goal is to educate consumers on the benefits of hemp and CBD and the Ministry of Hemp blog offers a great place to get caught up on all the latest news as well as fun historical articles about the role hemp has played historically. They also offer basic information about hemp and CBD such as the difference between CBD and THC, what Terpenes are, and the many uses for hemp, as well as reviews of CBD products. 
Perhaps their most interesting offering is the Ministry of Hemp podcast available on their site. They’ve created a wide-ranging set of content in which they bring important players in the world of hemp to talk about fresh topics like sex & CBD, sustainable construction, industrial hemp products, and perspectives on farming hemp. With new content made available every week, it’s definitely worth checking back on a regular basis!

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Tak About Hemp

Tak About Hemp is a site run by Netaka White who has been developing his knowledge of hemp since 1988. He devotes himself to hemp business consulting, writing, and advocating for hemp in Vermont as well as running workshops on growing hemp at home. Tak About Hemp focuses on all aspects of the hemp industry from farming to hemp products, engaging topics such as artisanal hemp in Vermont and with a particular focus on the shift with regulations around hemp since the passing of the 2018 Farm Bill.

Hemp Inc.

Established in 2008, Hemp Inc. is at the forefront of hemp processing and creating new hemp-based products, all with the foundation of reducing environmental impact and disseminating the incredible properties of hemp. As a sustainability-focused public company, they are working to create green solutions with hemp to replace petroleum-based products. Hemp Inc. focuses almost entirely on the valuable fibers and non-CBD properties of the industrial hemp plant.  The Hemp Inc. blog is a great place to insight into the world of hemp outside of cannabidiol products and learn about their process of growing a sustainable, hemp focused business. Hemp Inc. also offers consulting for anyone interested in venturing into hemp production!

CBD School

CBD School is another excellent educational resource for all things cannabis, from medical marijuana to CBD, along with some great information and comparisons on the differences between CBD and THC in practical everyday uses such as aiding sleep. 

Like Ministry of Hemp, CBD School also hosts a long-running podcast (over 100 episodes to date) in which they discuss important hemp related topics with folks in the industry, interview members of the hemp & CBD community on all levels of the supply chain, and provide recaps of the latest news. With an aim to educate and help the community, CBD school provides tons of information on potential health benefits of CBD, times of days and ways to take it, as well as regularly updated reviews of hemp products and brands.
Don’t forget about your hair! Hemp tincture can be added to your shampoo, condition, hair oils or really anything – it’s up to you and your body. Just make sure you are using a whole plant full-spectrum hemp oil so you are getting all of the benefits of the phytonutrients, and that it’s third-party tested and grown without lots of chemicals and pesticides.

CBD Origin

CBD Origin is another great, in-depth education site that’s all about CBD. The site is chock full of well-researched information on hemp laws, news, reviews and more. One of its most unique offerings is the Library of Medical Studies which comprises a list of 50+ medical studies that have been or are currently being conducted on the effects of CBD on medical conditions. This extensive list of studies with links to research articles ranging from studies on CBD for anxiety to CBD for inflammation to CBD for sleep. The list is nearly exhaustive and an excellent resource for anyone hoping to learn more about cutting edge CBD research projects.

CBD Origin also features all the latest news on CBD including the ever-evolving laws and politics surrounding hemp & CBD, the industry as a whole, and culture.

CBD Woman

CBD Woman a.k.a Rachael has spent years researching CBD and shares her knowledge through her popular YouTube channel, Instagram, and Facebook. Rachael’s vlog explores a variety of topics, with a big focus on how CBD has personally helped her maintain her mental health. She uses a combination of research and experience to help guide viewers from a beginner’s intro to CBD and how it works, to how to calculate dosage for CBD, as well as recipes for homemade CBD edibles. Rachael’s channel is especially helpful for people just getting into hemp products who are curious to learn about someone’s first hand experience using it and the benefits she’s experienced.

Project CBD​

Last but not least, Project CBD! A CBD-focused organization, Project CBD was established with a vision to change how the world sees hemp and cannabis, expanding its reach and ensuring that one day everyone can enjoy its benefits. They are a non-profit company with a focus on leading with truth and being an industry ally, providing workshops and education about CBD. They are also an excellent resource for information about CBD, including hemp. Their newsletter has articles on topics ranging from science to tech to product recommendations. They also have a great podcast and tons of videos.

Conclusion

It’s an exciting time for hemp and CBD and thanks to the internet, there’s really no shortage of information and knowledge to be gained about this fascinating industry. Given how new the industry is, it’s important to understand and vet where your information is coming from, and pay attention to who is disseminating it and why. 

Synchronicity prides itself on providing the highest quality information on hemp on the web, but with the range of options out there we encourage you to broaden your horizons! Whether you’re a long time consumer of hemp products or relatively new to the game, there’s always more to learn and each of these resources provides a unique point of view, specialized knowledge, and/or enjoyable content all about their favorite subject: hemp and hemp oil!

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How To Make Hemp Oil A Part Of Your Daily Routine

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Caring For Your Body: How To Make Hemp Oil Part Of Your Daily Routine

Hemp oil is easy to add to your daily routine and believe us, your body will thank you! 

Its therapeutic effects, along with the numerous untold benefits it can hold for overall well-being, are among the many reasons that a growing number of people are turning to hemp oil products to improve their lifestyles with a sense of wellness and balance. Pure hemp oil is quickly becoming one of the most popular natural remedies on the market. An uncommonly versatile product, there are innumerable ways to incorporate hemp oil into a daily routine. 

Here are a few ways to add hemp oil to your daily routine, we suggest giving a few of them a try, allowing you to choose what works best for your body and your lifestyle. 

1. Add Hemp Oil To Your Meals

It turns out that adding hemp oil to a meal isn’t just an easy way to incorporate it into your daily routine, it might also make a major difference to how effective the hemp oil is for your body! A recent study by the University of Minnesota found that consuming cannabinoids with high fatty food quadrupled the concentration of cannabinoids in participants’ bloodstream as opposed to when taken on an empty stomach. That means your body may get even more benefits from pairing your daily dose of hemp oil with a meal.

Breakfast is an especially easy time to incorporate hemp – especially if you’re a fan of smoothies. You can add a dropper-full straight into the blender along with your protein powder, fruit, yogurt, etc., and not only look forward to absorbing extra amounts of those beneficial cannabinoids into your body but also an extra punch of flavonoids a.k.a powerful antioxidants that are also found in fruits and veggies. If you’re not a fan of smoothies you can always add it to your coffee (try subbing full-spectrum hemp oil for regular MCT oil in your butter coffee!) a glass of juice or your morning tea. Just make sure you eat something with it to help those cannabinoids absorb into your body!

If hemp oil in the morning isn’t your thing, you can easily incorporate hemp oil into any other meal throughout the day. Try adding it to salads instead of olive oil or mixing it into any other beverage throughout the day paired with a favorite snack. Or, if you’re not a fan of the unique taste of hemp oil, simply take a capsule before you eat to get the same benefits.

2. Pair Hemp Oil With Your Favorite Alcoholic Beverage​

There is a lot of speculation around mixing alcohol and cannabinoids (a.k.a full-spectrum hemp oil.) Some people think it’s an incredible combination that brings out the best qualities of both substances, while others see no effect or don’t like it. There is speculation that it may help prevent some of the negative side effects associated with alcohol, or that it might contribute to a more pleasant relaxed experience. Some folks also find that it helps in recovery from those nasty hangover symptoms

The truth is we don’t know a lot just yet about it because very few studies have been done. Since none of this has been proven, your body is going to be the best expert on whether this is the right way for you to enjoy consuming hemp oil. This is where experimentation comes in! And it’s a pretty fun experiment to conduct. There are great recipes out there for cocktails created to combine and bring out the extra special flavors of hemp oil with other liquors. Just be sure to be safe and not go overboard while trying them out!  

3. Incorporate Hemp Oil Into Your Exercise Routines

Help your body out with a little hemp oil before or after exercising! More and more athletes are discovering the benefits of hemp oil for pain relief and performance improvement. From professional golfers to regular folks adding it to their yoga routine, hemp oil can be a great way to improve your exercise routine directly and indirectly for a range of reasons. We even wrote a blog post on it!

4. Rest & Relax With Hemp Oil​

If you’re looking to bring greater calm and relaxation into your life you might find that incorporating hemp into rituals around relaxation for your body is the way to go! Hemp oil pairs wonderfully with a relaxing yoga class, meditation, or taken before sliding into a warm bath. (Better yet, add some hemp oil directly to the bathtub!) Hemp oil is also a wonderful addition to bedtime routines to help your body get more and better sleep. This is also a great time to incorporate topical forms of hemp oil, such as a salve or a roll-on. In these forms, hemp oil can be rubbed into sore muscles, or anywhere that you feel tension in your body so you can slide into bed with a feeling of peace. 

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5. Add Hemp To Your Body Care Routine 

Hemp oil isn’t just good for your insides, it’s a nutrient-packed winner for your whole body! Try adding some hemp oil tincture to your existing body products such as lotion or serums and your body will thank you! We suggest adding a few drops to the palm of your hand and mixing it with whatever other product you want to pair it with to test how much you need to see the effects and to make sure your body likes it.

Another great method for adding hemp oil to your skincare routine is through face masks, you can either make your own or add a few drops to a store-bought mask. Between the cannabinoids, flavonoids, and terpenes your face will get a powerful anti-inflammatory dose of antioxidants and nutrients. A topical salve can also be easily incorporated into an overall skincare routine either in addition to your existing products or as a special ointment for troublesome dry skin or other irritations. 

Don’t forget about your hair! Hemp tincture can be added to your shampoo, condition, hair oils or really anything – it’s up to you and your body. Just make sure you are using a whole plant full-spectrum hemp oil so you are getting all of the benefits of the phytonutrients, and that it’s third-party tested and grown without lots of chemicals and pesticides.

Conclusion

Whether you take hemp oil as a tincture added to your morning smoothie, in capsules or use it topically via salves or roll-ons, hemp oil is easy to incorporate into your daily routine. For those looking to support an active lifestyle, hemp oil presents a risk-free and non-intoxicating enhancement, while others may find that hemp oil offers all the same benefits to their days as a way to decompress and relax. Because hemp oil provides a safe wellness experience, you are free to experiment and discover the routine that works best for you and your body!