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How CBC in Full-Spectrum Hemp Oils Fit Into Your Wellness Scheme

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We want to proclaim that it’s the season to be jolly, but considering the tragedy and angst of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic, coupled with perhaps the most divisive election experienced in recent US history, and one can just as easily conclude that, for this year especially, it is more likely to be the season of excess stressed and undue pressure, what with a strained economy and limited family visitations looming for the end of the year. As we are all too well aware, under such situations, we may find our immune systems compromised, and getting a good night’s sleep can all of a sudden become a problem instead of standard practice. At Synchronicity™, we are committed to bringing as much jolliness back into the lives of our many valued customers; while recognizing that our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products are not a cure-all, let’s not forget the many benefits people enjoy through the regular use of CBD tinctures and other products, with a special focus and emphasis this time on cannabichromene, or CBC.

How CBC Is Related in the Cannabinoid Family

As more studies are performed on the amazing hemp plant (and its equally interesting cousin, the cannabis plant), researchers continue to learn more about the many cannabinoids found alongside CBD and THC, the two compounds which have received the greatest attention and detailed examination: one of these is CBC, which was discovered in the 1980s and is one of the popular “other cannabinoids” which appears in much research. You could consider THC, CBD, and CBC to be “sibling” cannabinoids since all three of them gain their start from the same progenitor, cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), in the forms of THCa, CBDa, and CBCa respectively.

Similar to CBD, there are no intoxicating effects associated with CBC; however, unlike CBD, it does not bind to our CB2 receptors. This doesn’t mean that you cannot benefit from CBC, as it performs a powerful and unique function that enhances the performance and effectiveness of other compounds. Specifically, CBC appears to boast the following properties:

  • Analgesic – in a somewhat indirect manner, CBC can battle discomforts by supporting or augmenting our natural ability to control or block pain
  • Anti-Depressant – CBC is one of several cannabinoids showing promise in altering moods in a positive direction
  • Anti-Microbial – CBC has been used in alleviating both bacterial and fungal infestations
  • Anti-Proliferative – early studies are indicating the potential to inhibit cancerous growths, which opens many new avenues of research and discovery
  • Brain Growth – the possibility that CBC can stimulate neurogenesis (the process of developing new brain cells) makes this another field with a strong interest and new research arising
  • Gut Health – it seems that CBC may be able to assist in relieving intestinal inflammation, which makes it a possible alternative for natural digestive relief
  • Migraine Relief – used in combination with other natural pain-relieving ingredients, CBC appears to offer an extra boost in combating migraines

As studies concerning the power and efficacy of CBC will no doubt continue on into the future, current users are delighted at how the inclusion of CBC in our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products appears to boost the beneficial properties of other important cannabinoids, most especially CBD.

Finally, both the hemp and cannabis plants are generous in their production of CBC, which means that when you take advantage of the benefits of our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products, you get more than just CBD Oil… you are gaining from all the valuable and beneficial cannabinoids naturally teeming in high-grade hemp plants, which is gently teased from our proprietary and holistic lipid infusion process and of course includes a healthy and balanced proportion of this important CBC compound. In comparison, all too many CBD Oil manufacturers opt for harsh CO2 extraction methods, which strips out the CBD compound rather than taking a nurturing and caring approach of gleaning the fantastic and powerful phytocannabinoids and other natural ingredients from the plant. Sure, our process may take more time and involve more attention to detail, but we firmly believe that living plants have more to offer when we cultivate and harvest them with an awareness of their wellness properties. In essence, we treat our hemp plants with the respect all living beings should receive, in recognition of the incredible potential each plant offers to the human species.

Empowering CBD Effects By the Inclusion of CBC in Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Products

It never hurts to remind our readers of the vast array of benefits which our customers have experienced and enjoyed, thanks to regular usage of quality Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products. Most especially, it is important to recognize how Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products are capable of taking full advantage of the entourage effect, that awesome experience where all valued cannabinoids work in concert to deliver a variety of wellness benefits. In this regard, the CBC compound serves an important need by acting as a catalyst and performing crucial secondary health measures, like diverting pain by triggering and supporting those body functions intended to mask the immediacy and discomfort of pain.

Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Benefits

As a reminder, and keeping in mind that CBC is an excellent assistant in helping CBD do its own essential tasks, here is a simple, starting list of the potential benefits so many people are enjoying when using Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil regularly:

May Ease Anxiety and Depression

Too many individuals have suffered from anxiety and depression, only to discover that heavy antidepressants can cause other problems, including severe and unmanageable side effects; it’s no wonder that so many of these people are turning to Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil products for a gentler alternative which seems to deliver positive outcomes, including the presence of CBC which also shows promise as a potential and natural antidepressant.

Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum Oil Product Suggestion: using our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Tincture on a daily (or twice daily) basis can go far in helping you establish and maintain a stable state of equilibrium.

Potential Heart Health

Quite a bit of research has connected CBD to an improved heart and circulatory system, with an especial notice of its ability to reduce high blood pressure, which in turn is directly linked to fatal conditions such as heart attacks and strokes; since CBC has already earned a reputation for easing anxiety, it is a vital companion to CBD in keeping blood pressure lowered by keeping stress and anxiety at a minimum.

Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum Oil Product Suggestion: a simple and effective way of ensuring you are getting an accurate and adequate amount of CBD, CBC, and other valuable cannabinoids is to take one or two of our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Capsules each day.

Possible Neuroprotective Properties

For years now, using CBD to manage epileptic seizures has been practiced, with varying degrees of success (no one treatment has shown complete effectiveness yet, but most other medications cause all sorts of other side effects, something which is rare when using CBD), while another study indicated people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease found improved sleep patterns when regularly using CBD; in both situations, the use of a Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil product will allow any beneficial properties contained in CBC to also go to work.

Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum Oil Product Suggestion: people who suffer from spasms or lack of sleep will find a more relaxed body if it is regularly treated with our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Body Butter, so the skin can drink in CBD, CBC, and other helpful cannabinoids.

Shows Promise to Offset Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Anyone who has any familiarity with cancer treatments is acutely aware of the debilitating side effects a patient often experiences, most notably natural and common reactions such as nausea, pain, and vomiting; CBD has shown much promise in offsetting these side effects, while CBC has already demonstrated a unique ability to alert and awaken our own natural and internal pain inhibitors to help one cope with physical discomfort.

Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum Oil Product Suggestion: those facing cancer therapy need and deserve as much TLC as possible… something which our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Aromatherapy can deliver with spa-like blends of aromatherapy combined with its True Entourage Effect.

Could Relieve Pain

Whether you are facing chronic pain, or the daily stresses of life accumulate over time and find certain muscles and joints in which to settle and cause you undue aches, there’s no need to grab aspirins when you can instead give yourself a special treat by stopping for a moment and attending to your physical needs and deficiencies; by slowing down and physically massaging or otherwise soothing sore points in your body, you send a message of care and support to your hard-working body.

Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum Oil Product Suggestion: you don’t need to be a high-powered athlete to get the full benefits of our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Sports Balm (but rest assured, our top athletic clients also swear by this amazing balm!).

May Treat Acne

For those who have never suffered from acute acne, it may seem frivolous to include alleviation of acne conditions with heart disease, cancer, and depression, but those unfortunate people with a tendency towards extreme acne conditions would tell you in no uncertain terms how painful and frustrating this problem can be, affecting most sufferers both physically and emotionally; imagine the pleasure of finally enjoying smooth, clear skin which feels and looks fantastic, something which CBD apparently can accomplish in tandem with a positive skin cleansing and nourishment regimen, while the CBC compound aids in resisting bacterial and fungal build-up.

Synchronicity™ Full-Spectrum Oil Product Suggestion: perhaps your best line of attack in managing and preventing acne conditions is with combined daily use of our Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Facial Cream and our health-infusing and youth-inspiring Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Youth Serum.

Under Consideration

Based upon early and positive findings in so many fields of health and well-being, it should come as no surprise that research in many new areas is cropping up regularly, with lots of new promising results possibly appearing on the not-too-distant horizon, including

    • Possibly Antipsychotic – initial studies using CBD with patients facing schizophrenia and other mental illnesses are already suggesting it may help in reducing psychotic symptoms
    • May Be Anti-Tumor – both test-tube and animal studies are showing exciting results in combating and even eliminating tumors, while other animal studies have shown CBD preventing the spread of various cancers, including brain, breast, colon, and lung cancers
    • Could Prevent Diabetes – giving CBD to diabetic mice has reduced the disease by more than 50% while also successfully lowering inflammation, a condition that may contribute to cancerous growths
    • Might Aid Substance Abuse Management – the opioid crisis, along with non-prescription addictive drugs like heroin and cocaine, creates thousands of new addicts every year, but CBD studies are showing the potential to modify those brain circuits related to drug addiction
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In all of these cases mentioned above, we remain convinced that using high-quality products made with Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil offers the common consumer the best opportunity for taking full advantage of any potential health effects found in CBD and its many related cannabinoid family members, including its often-overlooked sibling, CBC.

Not Treatments, But Certainly Treats

As our regular customers already know, at Synchronicity™ we are enthusiasts of all things related to quality Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil. We are proud of the attention to detail we provide, from the very beginnings of the growth of excellent hemp plants to our gentle, hand-pressed LipidTrans™ infusion process which delivers to you true, plant-based products geared towards improving the wellness of your life, family, and home.

However excited we may become about how our products have changed and improved the lives of so many people, we want to emphasize once again that we are not healthcare providers, nor do we dispense any medical advice, instead offering this commonsense recommendation: “Consult with your physician or healthcare provider before use, especially if you have a serious medical condition, use prescription medications, or are pregnant or nursing. These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

That being said, while we do not recommend or suggest any medical treatment with our products, we totally and completely endorse the idea of using our products as much-deserved wellness treats for you and your loved ones. Particularly during trying times (which the year 2020 has certainly demonstrated can endure for the entire year or longer), it is essential you take care of yourself, which starts with your body, using sensible health approaches and practices so you feel great and ready to conquer the world… or just the next day.

As always, our virtual ear remains open and ready to hear from you… we’re ready to answer questions, offer suggestions, or hear about your own wellness journey and what you have encountered and learned while on your path to an improved and happier life!

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Golf and Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil: Will it Benefit Your Game?

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Each year, 25 million Americans leave their humble abode to set foot on the rich greens of their local golf course. In fact, golf remains one of the most played sports in the United States, partially due to its universal playability. You don’t have to be muscle-bound or 7-foot tall to pick up a golf club. It’s a fun, relaxing, and outdoor-oriented sport that can be played by anyone of virtually any age. But, like all other sports, golf is competitive. You want to perfect your swing, maximize your drive, and eliminate those oh-so-terrifying Lucy shots.

“Happiness is a long walk with a putter” — Greg Norman

We recently partnered with Troon —the world’s largest and most prestigious professional golf club management company — to provide our patented line of Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil to professional golfers and golf enthusiasts worldwide. At Functional Remedies, we’re avid golf fans, and our product is already widely used by professional golfers. In fact, Scott McCarron —  Jack Nicklaus Trophy Winner, 2019 PGA Tour Champions Player of the Year, and 3x PGA Tour Winner — admits that “roughly 75% of Champions Tour players are taking CBD oil, with about 30% of PGA Tour players using it.”

So, why are so many golfers taking Hemp Oil? And why is Functional Remedies partnering with the world’s foremost club management company? Believe it or not, Hemp Oil may not just help you balance your mood and reduce golf injuries, but it may also help you improve on your game. And that’s something every golfer can get behind.

Golf is Good For Your Health

“Success in this game depends less on strength of body than strength of mind and character.” – Arnold Palmer

Sure! Golf isn’t the most physically demanding sport on the planet, and you don’t need to stick to a diet of raw broccoli and bland chicken to compete on the course (we’ve always preferred steak and mac n’ cheese). But that doesn’t mean that golf isn’t healthy. In fact, golf may be the most health-driven sport on the planet. Research shows that golfers are 40% less likely to die than non-golfers of the same age. That’s huge! But it gets better. Roy Morgan’s data suggests that golfers are also 30% less likely to experience anxiety and 38% less likely to experience depression.

That may sound too-good-to-be-true, but there’s some logic behind those statistics. You burn around 1,500 calories walking 18 holes with a bag. In other words, you’ll burn over half of your daily calorie allowance if you walk the holes during your 18-hole round of golf. To put that into perspective, a full-court game of basketball will burn roughly 800 calories per hour. Even if you want to take the cart for a spin (who doesn’t?), you’ll still burn well over 500 calories during that 18-hole outing.

But, it’s not just the exercise that makes golf incredibly healthy. It’s also the relationships and bonding. 50% of salespeople admit that there is “no better way” to get to know a client than over a round of golf. Talking on the greens is an American pastime. Business relationships are forged, friends are made, and bonds are built behind shiny metallic drivers. Did you know that a whopping 90% of Fortune 500 CEOs regularly play golf? It’s their job to understand people, and learning the ins-and-outs of humans will never be easier than on a golf course, where emotions, secrets, and happiness explode out of every drive. Believe it or not, those golf relationships also feedback into your health. People with strong social ties have a 50% better chance at survival than their peers.

Let’s be honest: most of us don’t play golf to earn sneaky favors from the Grim Reaper (who is obviously an avid golfer). But it helps. And behind every birdie lies an incredible truth: golf may be increasing your lifespan.

Benefits Come With Practice and Patience

The more I work and practice, the luckier I seem to get.” – Gary Player

Want to hear a secret? The more you golf, the more health benefits you receive. So, those long hours on the course perfecting your putt aren’t just selfish, competition-driven time sinks. They’re investments in your health (feel free to add that to your excuse box). But, most of us aren’t playing golf solely for health benefits. We play to win. So, chances are, you want to get better at golf, right? From the pros at the tippy-top of the PGA Tour to the amateur lounging in a Troon Clubhouse, golfers across the globe spend hours upon hours perfecting their skills. In fact, a massive 14 percent of golfers will take lessons from a pro this year.

We want to make one thing abundantly clear, nothing (not even Troon’s luxury-padded clubhouses or our benefits-bound Hemp Oil) will improve your game as much as practice. In fact, pro golfers spend hours upon hours on the course every single day. So, there’s no shortcut to golf greatness. Yes, there are plenty of tips that can help you get better. Getting fitted to your putter, holding your pose, and perfecting your swing are all crucial golf components, but they come with time.

If you want to dominate the course, we recommend two straightforward tips:

  1. Practice plenty
  2. Walk more

That second tip may actually be more important than the first. Walk. Don’t hop into the cart and blast music as you haphazardly speed to the next hole. Pick up your clubs and take a slow-and-steady walk to your ball. Sure! It takes more time, and it’s certainly more physically demanding. But, by walking, you can really take in the experience. Because, at the end of the day, that’s what golf is all about: the experience. The wind slowly rocking the tree branches, the cool air blowing off the water, and the crisp crunch of well-manicured grass help sync you to the game. Groundskeepers spend hours upon hours going over the nitty-gritty details of the golf course. When you ride your cart and blaze through the game, you start to miss all of those details.

Mastering golf requires a connection to the course itself. A black-tie affair in the clubhouse with roasted veggies and a well-charred steak is great, and we certainly consider upscale dining and casual friend hangouts as a de facto component of golf itself. But, once you walk out to the greens, it’s you vs. the course. The more time you spend immersing yourself in that course, the better your game will get. When you walk to the hole, you have time to strategize, cool down after a bad shot, and really appreciate the beauty of the game. And believe us when we say this: this appreciation translates into your putts.

How Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Can Help Your Golf Game

“[Functional Remedie’s] long-standing commitment to delivering exceptional products at the highest standards is part of what makes them such a great fit with the Troon experience.” — Brett Brooks, Troon’s Director of Global Partnerships

We have another tip to help you improve your golf game, and it’s probably going to surprise you: Hemp Oil. A few years back, we partnered with golf legend Scott McCarron to help us spread the wonderful word of Hemp Oil to the golf space. To be fair, this was back when CBD wasn’t filled with so much hype that they started layering it into pillowcases and pomade. When we first invited McCarron into the Functional Remedies family, Hemp Oil was still relatively new in the health-and-fitness space, and virtually no golfers were using CBD to up their game. Of course, there was a good reason for this. The PGA Tour Anti-Doping Organization still listed CBD products in a gray area. But, in 2018 — when the World Anti-Doping Agency officially removed CBD from its banned substances list — things started to change: fast.

McCarron may have started a trend. In an interview with Golf Digest, Scott McCarron said, “Functional Remedies Hemp Oil helps my mind stay focused and my body recover, so I can always play my best.” adding that, “Most people don’t realize the incredible level of mental stress and anxiety that comes with pro golf.” And that stress and anxiety can directly impact your game. According to McCarron, ~30% of PGA players are now using Hemp Oil, and that number will likely grow as Hemp Oil continues to break out of its shell.

But, you don’t have to rely on the words of PGA tour players. Let’s talk science. How is it that Hemp Oil can make a measurable difference in your golf game? After all, pro golfers practice for thousands upon thousands of hours to perfect the smallest movement in a swing. Can a bottle of “oil” really up to your game?

How Hemp Oil Works in Your Body

Where do you think the most receptors are in your body? Maybe your limbs or spine? Or are they in your brain? The answer is a little interesting: they’re in your endocannabinoid system (ECS). Believe it or not, your body already produces cannabinoids. Anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglyerol (2-AG) are crucial endocannabinoids produced by your body to regulate sleep, homeostasis, and pain. Not only does your body produce its own endocannabinoids (called “endogenous” endocannabinoids), but it’s also hardwired to receive them. CB1 and CB2 receptors are the single most common receptors in your body, and they flood your immune cells, organs, and nervous system.

The hemp plant contains over 100 unique phytocannabinoids. And, here’s where things get interesting. Your body is pre-wired to receive these cannabinoids from hemp, and it knows exactly how to use them. While research on the ECS is still young, scientists believe that hemp alone can impact your body in incredible ways due to their relationship with ECS. Let’s take CBD as an example.

CBD activates 5-HT receptors (which influence aggression, anxiety, mood, appetite, learning, sleep, memory, etc.), binds to TRPV1 receptors (temperature regulation), and regulates the intake of AEA and 2-AG receptors. In other words, CBD has been shown to reduce pain, improve mood, and regulate homeostasis. Now, imagine this: CBD is just one of over 100 endocannabinoids present in hemp. Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil combines all of them into a single consumable. Not only has science shown that the “entourage effect” (i.e., combining all cannabinoids) increases the potency and effectiveness of CBD, but each of these endocannabinoids plays a distinct role in your biology.

3 Ways Hemp Oil Can Help You Improve Your Golf Game

Hemp Oil isn’t going to make your swing better magically. In fact, that’s why we emphasized practice and patience. We aren’t here to sell you pseudoscience. But Hemp Oil can help you eliminate outside factors that may be impacting your game. There’s a reason that we have over 100 players on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions using our products; Hemp Oil provides tangible benefits to golfers. These include:

Sleep & Anxiety Relief: CBD (just one of the cannabinoids in Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil) has been shown, in studies, to reduce anxiety levels and minimize insomnia. In fact, sleep relief is one of the reasons that Scott McCarron joined the hemp revolution. “For the first time in about two years, my sleep levels were green (according to WHOOP sleep device) for seven days straight the first time I took this CBD oil at night to help me sleep.”

  • Back and Joint Relief: Studies suggest that CBD is an “effective tool” to combat back pain, joint pain, and overall body pain. This is huge for golfers. In fact, golf has the highest injury rate of any sport, and up to 90% of pros are injured (e.g., wrist sprain, joints, back sprain, elbows, etc.) every year.
  • Mood Improvement: Meta-reviews of hundreds of studies suggest that Hemp Oil can improve mood and reduce stress. Obviously, this is important for golfers. The less stress you deal with, the more you can focus on what really matters — your swing.
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Are You Ready to Join the Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil Revolution?

We’re incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Troon. Not only do we think that Troon’s impeccable history and commitment to the golfing ecosystem pushes us to bring out the best in our own products, but we believe that this partnership will bring meaningful value to golfers across the world. At Functional Remedies, we believe that golf is the perfect sport. We also believe that Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil is the greatest natural remedy to many of the issues facing golfers today. Together, golf and Hemp Oil can make magic happen. Do you want to learn more about our products and our commitment to golf? Contact us. We may not be able to meet on the green, but we can help you make the most of your next swing.

CBD for adventure. Get out there and see the world. Synchronicity Hemp Oil

Top 10 Health Influencers on Instagram

Who are your favorite health influencers on Instagram? According to a study, Instagram is the second most influential social media platform in the world (just behind Facebook). And, more than 50% of health influencers on Instagram create content to inspire rather than sell products.

At Functional Remedies, we share the same goals. In fact, we take a focused approach to wellness, from our special lipid infusion process to our sustainable manufacturing practices. However, we also know that hemp is just a small part of a comprehensive wellness strategy.

As believers in sustainable living, we understand the challenges involved in setting out on the journey to health. In order to achieve optimal wellness, there are many factors to consider. These include diet, exercise, emotional health, and hydration. When you try to address them all at once, it can feel a little overwhelming.

For those looking for guidance to lead longer and more satisfying lives, Instagram is an excellent resource for information and inspiration. Experts on the social media platform support users in their wellness goals, and the information they offer can lead to constructive results.

Below are ten influencers you may want to check out. They offer more than just beautiful images on their account. All are committed to smart, healthy choices that are backed by solid information. That’s the sort of thing we can really get behind!

Tatiana Houser @tatianahouser
If you’re looking for health inspiration but can’t relate to many of the fit, perfectly poised, and expertly coiffed wellness influencers out there, check out Tatiana Houser’s page. She’s like an easygoing friend you can look up to and still feel comfortable hanging out with. Her recipes are easy to follow, nutritious, and delicious. She knows how to hit that sweet spot, combining “healthy” with “lots of chocolate” and comfort food favorites.

As a busy mom to her son Huck, an adorable toddler, Tatiana is a big fan of simplifying life to give herself enough room for meaningful self-care. Her approach to wellness is refreshingly laid back, and her style is both elegant and down-to-earth. Be sure to check out her stunning crocheted wedding dress!

While you’re there, take a look at Randy Houser, her husband. He’s a successful country music artist who released his fifth studio album, Magnolia, last year. He and Tatiana share a relaxed approach to healthy living, and together with their lovely baby Huck, they represent one of the most relatable health influencers on Instagram.

Danette May @thedanettemay
You’ll find plenty of meal prep and fitness tips here. Be sure to check out Danette’s delicious recipe for breakfast cookies. Her approach to healthy eating is relaxed and still leaves room for favorites like chai smoothies and cupcakes.

That said, what sets Danette apart is her focus on self-belief. She gently encourages her followers to rethink their mindsets. Danette maintains that all the kale, yogurt, and yoga in the world can’t overcome the effects of negative self-talk or toxic self-criticism.

She also offers practical workout advice, along with unique challenges to try. This includes focusing on your ability to balance or spending a full seven days unplugged from technology. You’ll also find tips on protecting your skin from the sun. But, don’t think Danette is all work and no play. She’s certainly committed to maintaining a sense of fun in her life.

In all, Danette has a wealth of useful information to share, and she’s passionate about focusing on the choices that can help increase your joy and wellbeing.

Kim Kine @kim_kine
Her work as a holistic chiropractor is what guides Kim’s approach to wellness. She focuses on posture and exercises to help counteract the effects of prolonged sitting on the body. According to studies, sitting for more than eight hours a day exposes one to the same risks posed by smoking. In other words, you incur a similar risk of dying from either prolonged sitting or smoking.

Sure, working on your posture may not sound like a sexy undertaking. However, addressing the reasons for a slumped posture can also help ease chronic pain, especially in the back. Kim offers tips to deal with different kinds of back pain, whether it’s situated in the lower or mid-back.

She also offers posture tips to help you stand tall. If you’d like to further improve your posture, Kim has a number of simple exercise routines to help. This includes a quick, five-minute workout to reset your posture as well as important stretches to help you end the day with a flexible and more relaxed body. And, here’s a bonus: studies show that improving your posture can also make you happier.

In all, Kim is an excellent resource for learning about protecting yourself from injury when exercising. Plus, her channel isn’t just about sitting up straight. It offers tips on diet and lifestyle choices to help you build a strong, functional body.

The HIIT Man @courtneyfearon_
Sometimes, you just want a no-nonsense, challenging workout that will get you in and out of the gym quickly. If that’s you, High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is an unbeatable choice, and Courtney is the inspiration you’ve been looking for.

He demonstrates effective bodyweight exercises that will target just about every muscle group in your body. HIIT workouts are remarkably effective and quick — but not exactly easy.

Still, Courtney is an encouraging resource to turn to if you’re looking for vigorous, efficient exercises that deliver results. He offers equal parts support and challenge, to help you stretch a little further to meet your fitness goals. There’s no denying he’s impressively muscular, but he’s also a warm, uplifting source of support. If you’re looking to achieve a sculpted look, Courtney is one of the best health influencers on Instagram to follow.
As she puts it, QiQi is the one to turn to if you’re looking for “Not your average fitspo.” She is an enthusiastic fan of weight training, HIIT workouts, and bodyweight exercises. She’s also unapologetic in her acceptance of her body. Or, in her words, “The thighs are staying, but you can go.” You won’t see her hoisting tiny pink dumbbells every morning. In fact, she prefers lifting impressively sized free weights. She also works out with kettlebells and performs challenging bodyweight exercises.

If you’re looking for a balanced approach to health, QiQi offers both food tips and workout routines. She also provides sensible, supportive advice for people who are trying to lose weight. However, QiQi never takes on the chastising tone many weight-loss experts seem to adopt. Instead, she treats wellness as an adventure of sorts. She’ll leave you feeling like you can achieve just about anything in your quest for better health.

Amy Michaels Koberling @the_skinthusiast

Happy Woman Using Social Media
While many Instagram influencers will dole out advice about how to have glowing skin, Amy has the credentials to back up her words of wisdom. As a dermatologist, she provides science-backed information to help you care for your skin in the best and most effective way.

Amy takes time to explain the modern approach to skin health. She provides information on things like protecting your skin from the blue lights emanating from your digital devices. Be sure to check out her helpful video busting retinoid myths.

Most importantly, her no-nonsense critique of popular skincare products offers great value to her followers. Much information exists online about how to take care of the skin, but not all of it is helpful or safe. Instead of peddling another skincare fad, Amy can be trusted to give you information that’s based on facts, not filters and fantasies.
Wellness isn’t just about pretty lattes and yoga on the beach at sunset. Carly focuses on a set of different but vital issues for women, including infertility and endometriosis. She’s very open about her own health journey and offers a safe space for those who struggle with the same conditions.

According to the CDC, 12% of women ages 15 to 44 years of age have trouble getting pregnant or carrying a pregnancy to term. So, you don’t have to face infertility alone. Visit Carly’s Instagram page for helpful tips and encouragement as you ponder important life decisions.

Carly has gone through multiple rounds of IVF, and she shares openly about her experiences. In addition, she struggled with endometriosis for years before getting a diagnosis, which is often true for people with this condition. Her hard-won knowledge means that she is able to provide a wealth of information for those who struggle with similar challenges.

In addition, she talks freely about the importance of therapy. Carly is frank about it being one of the things that helps her handle the demands of infertility treatments and life as a mom of one (so far). For people who are dealing with the challenges of infertility and endometriosis, Carly is a compassionate source of support.

Shana Minei Spence @thenutritiontea
As a registered dietitian and nutritionist, Shana has lots of solid advice about how to have a healthy diet. However, her focus isn’t on what foods you should cut out of your diet or a list of superfoods you “must” eat. You also won’t find any strict eating plans here. Her take on healthy eating goes much deeper than that.

Shana’s focus is on helping people develop a healthy, balanced relationship with food while leaving the diet mentality behind. She offers support and science-backed information about feeding yourself compassionately and accepting yourself as you are. She also has some great tips to help you deal with all the stress that the current news cycle tends to bring.

If all of that sounds a little too serious, rest assured that her sense of humor makes the discussion a fun one. Her upbeat, supportive advice is a welcome voice in a world that often promotes stringent diets.
The Well Necessities account is like a deep, cleansing breath of fresh air in Instagram form. Lili offers guided meditations and mindful eating exercises to help followers pursue inner peace and calm amidst the chaos. For example, she recently focused on ways to process some of the grief, loneliness, and anxiety that many people are struggling with in dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. She makes it clear that there’s no reason to wait for “real life” to start again before taking care of one’s wellbeing.

Lili likes to share healthy recipes with her followers. However, she also stresses that fad diets and a punitive approach to eating never helps. As a Registered Dietitian, she’s seen the damage that extreme diets can do, and she’s passionate about making sure people know how dangerous they are. She believes that it’s possible to make your peace with food and nourish your body. Most of all, she maintains that true health requires kindness to the self. Her calming approach to caring for the body is both courageous and inspiring.

Jeanette Ogden @shutthekaleup
For those trying to encourage smart eating habits at home, Jeanette is one of the best health influencers on Instagram to follow. As a mother of two little ones (one of whom is still breastfeeding), she shares the real struggles and triumphs of focusing on health and family life. Jeanette is forthright about the challenges, offering sympathy and encouragement to her fellow parents in the trenches.

Her food pictures are mouthwatering, whether they are of chocolate-drizzled cookies or platters laden with colorful fruits and vegetables. She shares recipes for gorgeous salads as well as kid-friendly fare like waffles and pepperoni pizza. Like all parents, Jeanette understands the all-consuming search for food everyone in the family will eat. Join her as she celebrates healthy foods, happy movements, and a joy-filled family life.

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As you consider your lifestyle choices, we invite you to see how Full-Spectrum Hemp Oil can support your wellness goals. To learn more about our products and the science behind them, contact us. Have your own list of health influencers on Instagram you like to follow? Share them with us on Twitter or Facebook.

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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
  • Physical discomfort
  • Mental tension
  • Nervous system support

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 Getaway — 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.