We are living through an extremely strenuous time—particularly due to health concerns—so why not give the gift of health this year? It’s fitting; everyone is super tense and CBD might be a good idea! We can keep our families healthy, calm some stress, and earn some brownie points all in one!
Endocannabinoid signaling across the neural synapses is critical for human health. The endocannabinoid system is the regulator of the entire body. It is enmeshed with nearly every system of the body and it modulates nearly all of the processes that occur in the body. This includes our HPA axis pathway, the body’s main way of combating stress of both the physical and mental nature. Cannabinoid receptor activation is how the body calms itself on physiological level. Additionally, the endocannabinoid system creates balance and homeostasis in the body by activating immune cells, regulating immune responses, and providing anti-inflammatory agents throughout the entire body. If the endocannabinoid system loses its effectiveness, homeostasis cannot be truly achieved, inflammation goes unchecked, and disease may form. This is why it is so important, now that we have the science on the medical value of cannabinoids, to help out those who can benefit from cannabinoid therapy!
What should I bring to Thanksgiving?
As organic as honey gets, Colorado Hemp Honey’s honey is filled with nutrients which provide many health benefits, especially for the immune system! The additional benefit of the hemp extract creates an extremely healthy and, let’s not forget, freakin’ DELICIOUS product! Full spectrum hemp extracts don’t just contain CBD, they contain over 500 active compounds including carotene, phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, sulphur, calcium, iron, zinc, vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3, and B6, plant sterols, chlorophyll, various fatty acids, gamma linoleic acid, terpenes, and many cannabinoids (such as CBD or CBC)! It’s a great way to embrace and show gratitude to the Earth’s nutrients this Thanksgiving!
For myself (or others)…
Start your day with coffee that is both refreshing and healthy! Then, bring the pre-roll in case there’s that one in-law coming… Finally, we have included our CBC tincture. We chose this tincture because studies have concluded that CBC plays an important role in normalizing food digestion. An Italian study, Inhibitory effect of cannabichromene, a major non-psychotropic cannabinoid extracted from Cannabis sativa, on inflammation-induced hypermotility in mice by Izzo, AA, et al., found that, in rats, CBC normalized gut motility. Interestingly, this is not via the endocannabinoid system. Rather, this is achieved by influencing mRNA expression of TRPV1 receptors. Further studies are needed, but perhaps this is a doorway into what the entourage effect and these less abundant cannabinoids are all about. The endocannabinoid system is amazing and potent, but it is still shrouded in mystery.
What should I get for my date for Thanksgiving?
It’s winter, there’s still a pandemic, and we all deserve some extra stimulation. Whether it’s for you or someone else, this is a divine gift. Starting with the lubrication options, both are stimulating with (or without) a partner. The vulnerable regions of our body are extremely ABUNDANT in cannabinoid receptors and activating them with intimate CBD arousal oil can take your pleasure to new heights. I would recommend the Foria to those that have been sweet this year and the Bliss to those that might qualify for the naughty list (the peppermint and black pepper essential oils in the bliss add a spicy touch!). The chocolate is both an aphrodisiac and extremely healthy. It’s low sugar and our Chocolatier, Lulu, supports a whole cacao farm in Ecuador, paying all of the farmers living wages! Finally, we have the optional massage oil. This will leave whoever is on the receiving end in gratitude. Giving a massage is a beautifully giving and intimate act as is, but adding CBD? This creates deep muscle penetration and relaxation to get rid of any and all pain or inflammation. Massaging the CBD into the skin and muscles makes it intensely therapeutic.
What should I get for my house for the Holidays?
This bundle is in the spirit of the holidays and is all about sharing! Everyone in the house can enjoy coffee that somehow stimulates and relaxes at the same time! Additionally, everyone can be satisfied indulging on truffles crafted with care and produced sustainably. Finally, one could opt to get a tincture for the whole family! This Cinnamon tincture is our best testing tincture by far and, with a whopping 2000mgs, you can share it with the whole family! Who doesn’t want a mellow home this holiday season?
What should I get for Grandma and Grandpa?
Let’s not lie to ourselves, Grandma and Grandpa need the good stuff, especially in these times – that is why this is our most potent bundle by far! With Pure Ratios, Endoca, and Hemp Lucid, we have a real powerhouse of hemp on our hands! The transdermal patch creates full-body healing and is the newest and best that cannabinoid science has to offer. When placed on the ankles or wrists (where there are lots of veins), these patches release a slow and steady supply of cannabinoids into the bloodstream for up to 4 days! You see, while most products have a bioavailability of around 40% – these patches have a 90% bioavailability rate! This is our best selling product (despite the fact that we don’t advertise it) for a reason. Next we have the Endoca salve – this stuff is so potent with such a variety of cannabinoids – all the hand, wrist, knee, foot, and ankle pain will be relieved in just 10 minutes. Lastly, we have the Hemp Lucid gummies. Hemp Lucid is one of our newest brands and, looking at the lab reports, we are extremely impressed with the wide array of cannabinoids. Taking a gummy with lunch and dinner will help fuel the endocannabinoid system. Remember, the endocannabinoid system is what fights inflammation in the body, which becomes a real problem when you get older, whether it’s mental or physical! Help grandma out – she probably doesn’t know! This science was only discovered in the 90’s! Many older people are uncomfortable with cannabinoids due to the propaganda they have seen in their lifetime – check out the history of the American propaganda against cannabis here
We have noticed a big trend in golfers buying CBD gum to help maintain focus on the golf course! Just as with a tincture, chewing the gum allows the CBD to sink into the membranes under the tongue and go straight into the bloodstream! Additionally, we have included a CBD roll-on for on-the-go pain relief. Instead of a salve or a lotion, there is a ball point so dad can roll it on without anything getting his hands messy, plus, it’s very easy to travel with! Also, we have our CBD lip balm for the cold weather. Finally, there’s the CBD Hangover Shot because you never know (we recommend taking before going to bed rather than when the hangover has already set in, in the morning).
For all dads we have a roll-on as it seems to be a real favorite among men. Providing potent aid that is easy to roll-on is a great way to start the day with less pain. Additionally, we have our capsules for whole-body mental and physical stress reprieve. Last but not least, we have our dragonfruit pre-roll, which is the most mentally soothing way of consuming CBD. This does not get you high , but your dad will be so relaxed that you won’t know he isn’t after he smokes this.
Alright, mom deserves some serious relaxation! That is why this is my personal favorite of our bundles. Starting with the tincture, Re: Tinctures are not only extremely therapeutic, but they also taste like divine luxury. Next, we have the Lavender CBD bath salts which utilize pharmaceutical grade salts and organic oils to soothe body stress. Last year, I messed up my back and couldn’t bend over for 3 days, but after a CBD bath? Never felt the pain again—was bending over no problem!! We have also included our cigarette-styled CBD pre-rolls—they are very easy on the lungs and extremely healthy! Your mom will not get high, but she will be extremely relaxed. Finally, we have our broad spectrum CBD chocolates. These are both heavenly and extremely healthy; Lulu, our chocolatier, uses low-glycemic coconut sugar so that your mom can indulge, guilt free!
For someone who is or is worried about getting sick 🙁
Some may not be able to come this holiday due to health concerns—so send them some holiday love from afar. Starting with our Green Earth Medicinals CBD Oral Buccal Spray, this is perfect for someone who is not feeling their best. The spray is packed with 600mg of CBD meant to soothe and heal an inflamed, scratchy, or generally painful throat. The Veritas CBD tincture will fuel cannabinoids to keep the systems of the body regulated and working in tandem. We have also included our Eucalyptus CBD Bath Salts which utilize pharmaceutical grade salts and organic oils to soothe body pains. Last, we have our Elderberry Colorado Hemp Honey for some immune support and holiday cheer! As organic as honey gets, Colorado Hemp Honey’s honey is filled with nutrients which provide amazing health benefits, especially for the immune system. Elderberry, hemp extract, and honey are all superfoods that are extremely beneficial to the immune system. Plus, it’s super yummy!!
… Or, if none of these *super fun* ideas sound good to you? Go ahead and get a gift certificate—all of our products are of the highest quality!
Wishing you healthy and happy holidays!!!
<3 The Botanicam Team!
An Article By Evie Louise
Evie Louise is a recent psychology graduate from New York University. She is a certified in International Cannabinoid Clinical Therapy. Evie sees all forms of the cannabis sativa plant as the future of psychiatry, and hopes to use it in her therapy practice as a full spectrum approach to mental health and wellness.