Benefits of Cedarwood Oil

What is Cedarwood Oil?

Cedarwood essential oil is a substance derived from the needles, leaves, bark, and berries of cedar trees. There are many varieties of cedar trees found around the world. This oil has many health benefits such as…

 

  1. Prevents Hair Loss

Alopecia is a disease that causes the immune system to attack hair follicles, leading to hair loss. Cedarwood is one of several essential oils that may improve hair growth.

A small 1998 study reported in Archives of Dermatology indicated that people with alopecia areata experienced significant hair growth when given a daily scalp massage of cedarwood oil and carrier oil.

  1. Treats Scalp Conditions

Massaging your scalp with a mixture of cedarwood oil and a carrier oil may also help reduce and soothe an itchy, flaking scalp. This may make it beneficial for treating dandruff and scalp eczema.

  1. Improves Skin Health

Cedarwood oil has anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties. This may make it beneficial for skin conditions like acne. One study indicated that the addition of cedarwood oil to traditional acne treatments was helpful for alleviating and reducing stubborn breakouts. This finding is backed up by anecdotal evidence.

Cedarwood oil may also be beneficial for other skin conditions. For example, it may reduce the appearance of scars, treat minor wounds, alleviate arthritis pain, and sooth symptoms of eczema.

  1. Helps with Sleep

When used as an aromatherapy treatment, cedarwood oil may have sedative qualities, making it beneficial for alleviating occasional insomnia. Try using cedarwood oil as an aromatherapy treatment or add a few drops to a hot bath prior to going to bed.

  1. Improves Mood

According to an animal study reported in Physiology and Behaviour, the cedorol in cedarwood oil may have a soothing effect on mood, making it beneficial for anxiety, depression and reducing stress.

 

 

Check out our new product containing Cedarwood oil! 

CBD Infused Beard Balm! 

CBD & Rosacea

What is Rosacea?

Rosacea is a chronic skin condition that causes facial flushing and redness of the face. If left untreated, the blood vessels in the skin may become further enlarged, increasing the redness and sometimes causing small, inflamed bumps to appear on the face, as well as watery eyes and dry skin. Since the face is the most publicly visible part of the body, patients with this condition often experience anxiety and self-esteem issues, which can lead to a reduced quality of life and social stigma. Those who suffer from rosacea are often between 30 – 50. While men are more likely to experience a severe case of this condition, a greater number of women are affected. The direct causes of this condition are still unknown, although specialists say that the immune system may be to blame, while environmental factors such as stress, drugs, sun exposure and the weather could also be contributing factors. Interestingly, rosacea appears to run in the family in roughly one-third of cases, suggesting that there may be a genetic susceptibility to this condition. Conventional treatments for rosacea typically target the symptoms, but few try to go after the underlying causes. The most common treatment is prescribed antibiotics applied to the skin with a topical cream or taken orally. Steroid creams are also sometimes given to patients with this skin condition, but in both cases, there may be negative side effects such as nausea, inflammation and hives.

 

How CBD can help treat Rosacea

CBD is known to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties in humans. The reason CBD can produce these effects in the body is because we all have an endocannabinoid system, a series of receptors throughout our body that respond to CBD, modulating the body’s internal systems in the process. If there is an imbalance in one of our systems, elevated stress hormone levels, for instance – then CBD will correct the balance and relieve the associated symptoms by inhibiting or enhancing the endocannabinoid receptors. Interestingly, anxiety is one of the suspected triggers of rosacea, so the calming effects of CBD may offer a way to temper these stress levels and reduce rosacea symptoms. Likewise, the immune system is also suspected of playing a part in causing this skin condition. It is thought that microscopic mites found on the surface of the skin, and a type of bacteria in the gut known as helicobacter pylori, trigger the immune system to expand blood vessels and cause swelling and redness beneath the surface of the skin. The well-documented anti-inflammatory effects of CBD will help to combat these symptoms, as well as reduce the associated pain.

 

Conclusion

CBD offers a range of promising benefits for treating rosacea, from reducing symptoms such as inflammation and redness to tempering the immune system, a suspected direct cause of this chronic skin condition. CBD can be taken a variety of ways to treat rosacea but absorbing it under the tongue or applying topically directly to the area are thought to be the most effective methods. Research shows that CBD can help treat known symptoms and possible causes of rosacea, more CBD and rosacea research will be conducted in the future!

 

 

Organa products we recommend for Rosacea: 

CBD Human Tincture – 50ml or 30ml

CBD Infused Lotion

CBD Infused Cool Salve

Topical Benefits of Ginger

What is Ginger?

Ginger is a perennial herb native to China and India. It is obtained from the plant Zingiber officinale. It is one of the most revered medicines in Ayurveda. Ginger is often referred to as a root, but it is actually an underground stem called rhizome. As a spice, the use of ginger dates back 4000 years. The medicinal properties of ginger were discovered around 2000 years ago.

 

Keep reading to find out about some of the things that can be treated with Ginger!

 

  1. Muscle Pain

During a scientific study, participants were made to consume ginger supplements daily for around 11 consecutive days. When the participants performed heavyweight elbow flexors on the 8th day to induce minimum injury to the muscles of the arms, it was found that due to the heat treatment provided by the ginger root, the muscle inflammation and pain levels were considerably low.

 

  1. Migraines

Ginger provides migraine relief as it can inhibit the prostaglandins from causing pain and inflammation in the blood vessels. Applying diluted ginger paste on the forehead provides relief from migraine.

 

  1. Osteoarthritis

The medicinal properties that ginger contains help in reducing inflammation that is caused by bone diseases like osteoarthritis. According to studies, ginger can boost energy in people who suffer from this disease. Joint mobility is increased, and relaxation is induced. Natural ginger helps in making the body supple and improving the mood.

 

  1. Cellulite

Ginger essential oil is effective in reducing cellulite and symptoms of varicose veins. However, in case you have a very sensitive skin, you should use it in combination with other essential oils such as cypress or rosemary.

 

  1. Arthritis

This herb, used since ancient times for culinary needs, can be effective in treating arthritis pain. It has proven anti-inflammatory properties and using it is safe for most people, both topically and internally.

 

  1. Anti-Aging

Ginger contains around 40 antioxidant compounds that protect against aging. It improves the appearance of your skin by removing the toxins and stimulating the circulation, resulting in the delivery of more nutrients to the skin. The antioxidants prevent damage from the free radicals, thus preserving the youthful appearance of the skin

 

  1. Burns

Applying ginger can relieve the pain and heal burnt skin by restoring it to the natural position.

 

  1. Blemishes and Acne

Being a powerful antiseptic and cleansing agent, ginger helps in keeping the skin clean, smooth and free of blemishes. Besides, it also invigorates and stimulates your skin. It is also the best natural acne-fighting weapon as it minimizes the rate of acne formation and eruption by killing and clearing the acne-causing bacteria.

 

  1. Hypopigmented Scars

Hypopigmented scars occur when the skin loses its pigmentation and are generally white or much lighter than the actual skin tone. Ginger can reduce the appearance of hypopigmented skin to a significant extent

 

  1. Skin Tone

Ginger is known for its aphrodisiac, antioxidant and toning properties, which contribute to radiant skin. Ginger will nourish and soften your skin and prevent aging.

 

Organa products containing ginger:

CBD Infused Heat Salve

Benefits of Tea Tree Oil

What Is Tea Tree Oil?

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of Melaleuca alternifolia, a small tree native to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Tea tree oil has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Native Australians crush tea tree leaves to extract the oil, which is then inhaled to treat coughs and colds or applied directly to the skin for healing.

Tea tree oil contains several compounds, including terpinen-4-ol, that have been shown to kill certain bacteria, viruses and fungi. Terpinen-4-ol also appears to increase the activity of your white blood cells, which help fight germs and other foreign invaders. These germ-fighting properties make tea tree oil a valued natural remedy for treating bacterial and fungal skin conditions, preventing infection and promoting healing.

Keep reading to find out some of the amazing benefits of Tea Tree Oil.

 

  1. Sanitizer

Tea tree oil makes an ideal natural sanitizer. Studies have shown that it kills several common bacteria and viruses responsible for causing illness, including E. coliS. pneumoniae and H. influenzae. A study testing several types of hand wash shows that adding tea tree oil to the cleansers boosted their effectiveness against E. coli.

 

  1. Insect Repellent

Tea tree oil can help keep pesky insects away. One study found that 24 hours after being treated with tea tree oil, cows had 61% fewer flies than cows not treated with tea tree oil. Furthermore, a test-tube study revealed that tea tree oil had a greater ability to repel mosquitoes than DEET, the most common active ingredient in commercial insect repellents.

 

  1. Natural Deodorant

Tea tree oil’s antibacterial effects may help control underarm odor related to perspiration. Sweat itself does not smell. However, when secretions from your sweat glands combine with bacteria on your skin, a moderate to strong odor is produced. Your underarm area contains a large concentration of these glands and is mainly responsible for what is commonly referred to as “body odor.” Tea tree oil’s bacteria-fighting properties make it an ideal natural alternative to commercial deodorants and antiperspirants.

 

  1. Treats Minor Cuts and Scrapes

Injuries that result in broken skin make it easy for germs to enter your bloodstream, which can lead to infection. Tea tree oil can be used to treat and disinfect minor cuts and abrasions by killing S. aureus and other bacteria that can cause infection in open wounds.

In addition to preventing infection in cuts and abrasions, tea tree oil may also encourage wound healing. Research has shown that tea tree oil helps reduce inflammation and triggers the activity of white blood cells that are instrumental in the healing process. In a small study of 10 people with wounds, adding tea tree oil to conventional wound treatment led to decreased healing time in all but one participant.

 

  1. Fights Acne

Tea tree oil can be a powerful weapon against acne. Several studies have shown that it helps reduce the amount and overall severity of acne. In one study, applying a 5% tea tree gel to acne lesions was shown to be more than three times as effective at reducing the number of lesions than a placebo. It was nearly six times as effective in reducing severity. In another study, tea tree oil was found to be as effective against acne as benzoyl peroxide, the most common anti-acne medication.

 

  1. Soothes Skin Inflammation

Tea tree oil can help relieve inflamed skin. A common form of skin irritation is contact dermatitis, which occurs when skin comes in contact with an allergen, such as nickel. Exposure to the allergen leads to red, itchy and sometimes painful skin. Animal and human research suggest that applying tea tree oil may help reduce the severity of these symptoms. In a study comparing the effects of different treatments for contact dermatitis, tea tree oil was found to reduce symptoms by 40%, which was significantly more than standard medications applied to the skin. In addition, tea tree oil may provide relief from bug bite reactions by reducing the itching, redness and swelling that occurs when your body releases histamine to defend against the insect’s saliva.

 

  1. Controls Dandruff

Dandruff, or white flakes of dead skin that fall from the scalp, isn’t dangerous. However, it can be annoying and embarrassing. Although there is little published research on tea tree oil’s effectiveness in treating dandruff, one controlled study suggests that it may be helpful. In this four-week study, the group who used a shampoo containing tea tree oil had a 40% improvement in dandruff. Moreover, the tea tree group reported significant improvements in dandruff severity, itchiness and greasiness.

 

  1. Relieves Psoriasis

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition characterized by outbreaks of red, itchy, scaly skin. Although there are medications that can improve symptoms, the condition itself is chronic and there is no known cure. Tea tree oil contains anti-inflammatory compounds, which, according to emerging evidence, may be helpful for easing psoriasis symptoms.

 

 

Make sure to check out our brand new product that contains tea tree oil, CBD Infused Beard Balm! 

How does topical CBD work?

What are topicals?

Topicals are cannabis-infused lotions, balms, and oils that are absorbed through the skin for localized relief of pain, soreness, and inflammation. Because they’re completely non-intoxicating, topicals are often chosen by patients who want the therapeutic benefits of the cannabis plant without the cerebral effects associated with other delivery methods.

 

How do cannabis-infused topicals work?

Cannabis-infused lotions, salves, oils, sprays, and other transdermal methods of relief work by binding to cannabinoid receptors. These receptors are found throughout the body and are activated either by the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids or by cannabis compounds known as cannabinoids (e.g., THC, CBD).

Even if a topical contains active THC, it still won’t induce that intense “high” you’d get from smoking or ingesting cannabis. With most topicals, cannabinoids can’t breach the bloodstream; they only penetrate for localized relief. Because of this they can bypass being metabolized by the liver, giving you a high absorption rate in the targeted area.

 

What symptoms do cannabis topicals treat?

Topicals are most popularly chosen for localized pain relief, muscle soreness, tension, and inflammation, but anecdotal evidence is beginning to show a widening spectrum of potential benefits, from psoriasis, dermatitis, and itching to headaches and cramping.

Different topicals have different benefits to offer depending on the way they are processed and the ingredients that are used, so experiment with various transdermal products to see what works for you. There are more and more options for topical remedies as time goes on, and for sufferers of pain and inflammation, it’s worth exploring. You’d be surprised the difference that one special ingredient can make!

 

Make sure to check out all our Organa topical products such as salves, lotion, beard balm and tattoo balm!

CBD & Alcoholism

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD) estimates that 17.6 million Americans suffer from some degree of alcohol abuse. That’s about 1 in every 12 adults.

What’s perhaps even scarier than these numbers are the health risks that can arise for those trying to curb their addiction. The CDC attributes over 88,000 deaths each year to complications from alcohol withdrawal. It states that several hundred thousand more are left dealing with serious side effects such as seizures, hallucinations, anxiety, and severe nausea, just to name a few.

Considering new research, many are wondering if there may be some relief in the form of CBD for alcoholism. For years it was thought that whole-plant cannabis (i.e. smoking marijuana) held therapeutic measures regarding addiction treatment. But recent studies have shown that one cannabinoid in particular – CBD – plays a crucial role.

CBD is a way to consume cannabis without the high, so to speak. It provides all the medical and therapeutic benefits of cannabis, without the potentially unwanted intoxication.

 

What Is Alcoholism?

Alcoholism is the full-blown manifestation of alcohol abuse; the American Society of Addiction Medicine defines it as a “primary, chronic disease with genetic, psychosocial, and environmental factors [that influence] its development.”

The disease is characterized by any one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Preoccupation with alcohol as a drug
  • Habitual inability to control drinking levels
  • Distortion in cognitive processes regarding consumption (i.e. denial)
  • Continued abuse of alcohol despite adverse consequences

Additionally, alcoholics develop a complete reliance on the drug, in which case their day to day lives become unmanageable without drinking.

Once the physiological effects of full-blown alcoholism manifest in an individual, quitting the drug can present an array of serious biological and emotional side effects.

 

Alcohol Withdrawal

The exact symptoms of alcohol withdrawal vary significantly from individual to individual. Most commonly, victims experience a general sense of nervousness, insomnia/restlessness, anxiety, nausea, and irritability. In more advanced stages, increased heart rate, tremors, seizures, disorientation, and even hallucinations can arise. Of course, any of these symptoms may warrant the seeking of professional medical attention. Over a longer-term scale, chronic diseases such as cirrhosis, alcoholic hepatitis, and liver disease may develop in severe abusers, in addition to the onset of various forms of cancer and kidney disease.

As far as treatment, one of the most common and effective measures is admission into a detox center. In these facilities, victims receive all the levels of support – both emotionally and medically – that are needed to make the successful transition to an alcohol-free life. In terms of medical support, doctors often prescribe drugs to help with the onset of anxiety, pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. Due to financial, personal, or professional reasons, though, many people find treatment facilities to be impractical. This is one of the reasons why CBD oil for alcoholism is on the minds of so many; it’s far cheaper than prescription medications and/or admittance into a treatment facility. It also allows individuals to largely self-medicate with a specific oil that is appropriate for them and their unique condition.

 

CBD Oil for Alcoholism

To understand how cannabidiol (CBD) works to alleviate the effects of addiction and subsequent withdrawal, we need to understand how alcohol functions to develop neurological reliance.

In simple terms, alcohol addiction affects the neurotransmission capabilities of reward structures in the brain. In healthy individuals, these structures play a functional role in implementing normal self-care behavior; that is, if we’re unhappy or unsatisfied, they let us know that a behavioral change is probably necessary.

In the case of those suffering from alcoholism, the consumption of alcohol entirely bypasses this requisite behavioral change. It overrides the brain’s reward structures in order to supplant the desired feelings of happiness and satisfaction.

What’s interesting about all of this as it relates to cannabis is that these reward structures in the brain – the amygdala, basal forebrain, etc are home to a significant density of CB1 receptors (receptors which CBD interacts with). These receptors play a crucial functional role in, amongst other things, helping to implement feelings of reward, satisfaction, and overall well-being.

What effect does the consumption of alcohol have on the abundance and availability of CB-1 receptors in the brain? Not a good one, as it turns out.

One 2014 study measured the abundance of CB1 receptors in abusive and non-abusive drinkers, they found a greatly diminished prevalence of CB1 receptors in abusive drinkers, even after prolonged periods of abstinence. This contrasted sharply with a healthy presence of the receptor among social non-abusive drinkers after the same period of abstinence.

This means that consuming alcohol directly bypasses the normal physiological mechanisms responsible for reward behavior; that is, it supplants the natural functional role of endocannabinoids regarding their ability to communicate with the brain’s reward structures.

From a physiological standpoint, one of the hardest parts of giving up alcohol is the fact that, without the adequate presence of endocannabinoids, the body is lacking some of its natural mechanism to cope with everyday things like stress and anxiety.

However, this is when the therapeutic effects come into play. CBD acts as a natural replenishment to the body’s supply of endocannabinoids, which may be depleted over the course of long-term alcohol abuse and reliance.

CBD can also help diminish withdrawal symptoms such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Tremors

 

Final Thoughts CBD Oils for Alcoholism

So far, the findings from animal studies, point towards CBD having great promise as a potential therapy for Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD). In addition to the many positive findings regarding the use of CBD in these studies, researchers have also noted that cannabidiol is well tolerated in human studies. CBD’s tolerability, coupled with the absence of abuse liability, further enhance the prospect of CBD being useful as a treatment for AUD.

 

Products we recommend:

Organa CBD Infused Human Tincture (30ml or 50ml)

Organa CBD Only Vape Pens

CBD & Panic Disorder

What are Panic Attacks and what is Panic Disorder?

While often thought to be the same thing, panic attacks and anxiety attacks are different. Anxiety attacks initiate in reaction to a stressor. For example, a person may feel apprehensive or fearful of a certain situation. Anxiety attacks are short-lived; when the stressor goes away, so does the anxiety.

In contrast, Panic Disorder does not relate to a stressor. Rather, it involves repeated and unexpected instances of intense fear. This precedes symptoms such as heart palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, and abdominal distress. Sometimes, the symptoms mimic those of a heart attack or another serious medical condition. As a result, extensive testing is sometimes necessary to correctly diagnose Panic Disorder.

Panic Disorder affects roughly 1.7% of American adults. This equates to around 2.4 million people. Women are twice as likely to develop the condition than men, and 50% of all people who have a panic disorder develop it before the age of 24.

Common progression of panic disorder:

As the frequency of the attacks increase, the individual avoids situations where they believe another attack may occur. Although an isolated panic attack might only last for a few minutes, it leaves a deep psychological imprint.

The memory of the fear and terror they experienced can devastate their self-confidence and cause serious disruption to their everyday life. Eventually, they could develop one of these Panic Disorder symptoms:

  • Phobic Avoidance: Patient starts avoiding certain environments or situations because they believe they are like the locations where they have previously suffered a panic attack.
  • Agoraphobia: At one time, this condition was associated with open spaces and public places only. Now, it is believed that agoraphobia can develop after panic attacks. While it can develop at any time, it usually happens within a year of the first recurring panic attacks. It manifests as a fear of having a panic attack in a place where it is hard to escape from.
  • Anticipatory Anxiety: This can have a severe impact on your life. Rather than feeling relaxed and ‘normal’ in the time between panic attacks, you feel tense and nervous due to a fear of future attacks.

Common symptoms of panic attacks:

  • Racing Heart
  • Sweating and/or Shivering
  • Dizziness
  • Tunnel Vision
  • Tightness in the Chest
  • Terror
  • Nausea or Vomiting

 

What Causes Panic Disorder?

Unfortunately, doctors have been unable to pinpoint the reasons why certain people get Panic Disorder, although it does seem to be partially hereditary. Other causes could be stressful life events (such as entering a new workplace, getting married, having a child, or the death of a loved one) and thinking in a manner that exaggerates your normal bodily functions. Alas, the precise reason is unknown, although Panic Disorder is the subject of detailed scientific investigation.

We understand that a structure deep within the brain known as the amygdala coordinates fear response. This is a complex structure, and according to research, abnormal activation in this part of the brain could produce anxiety disorders.

Another possibility is that Panic Disorder, as well as associated panic attacks, are caused by a physical issue or a medical condition such as:

  • Withdrawal from medication.
  • Use of stimulants such as cocaine, caffeine, or amphetamines.
  • Low blood sugar.
  • Overactive thyroid gland.
  • A minor cardiac problem called mitral valve prolapse, which happens when one of the heart’s valves fails to close properly.

 

CBD and Panic Attacks

As of now, it is known that THC can have a calming and soothing effect on the human body. This occurs when the anandamide in our bodies react with the THC in cannabis. Recent studies, however, show that CBD may also have positive effects on panic disorder suffers.

One study published in Neurotherapeutics, examines CBD as a possible treatment for anxiety disorders. The conclusion states that preclinical trials suggest CBD’s effectiveness in reducing anxiety behaviors.

The researchers found that cannabidiol helped with various disorders, including SAD (social anxiety disorder), PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), PD (panic disorder), OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder), and GAD (generalized anxiety disorder). It stated that the anxiolytic actions of the cannabinoid depended on CB1 receptors and 5-HT1A receptors in several brain regions. The study also stated that further investigation of the additional receptor actions could uncover more mechanisms.

It went on to say that findings in experiments involving humans supported preclinical discoveries, and suggest a minimal sedative effect, a lack of anxiogenic effects, and a safety profile described as ‘excellent’. The study did point out that the findings are mainly based on ‘acute CBD dosing’ in healthy people. This means additional research is needed to find out if chronic dosing is effective in the relevant clinical populations.

One of the most recent reviews of studies involving CBD and anxiety was conducted by Soares and Campos in 2017, where it was published in the Current Neuropharmacology journal. The researchers pointed out that SSRIs, the current first-line treatment for Panic Disorder, are not effective in the long-term, and carry an array of side effects that cause patients to discontinue the treatment.

In contrast, CBD has anti-anxiety properties, and the duo put the theory to the test on both human and animal subjects. The research concluded that “CBD seems to be a promising drug for the treatment of PD.”

Soares and Campos also found that a single dose of 300mg of CBD caused a significant decrease in anxiety levels after a simulated public speaking test. In a different study in the review, a 600mg dose of CBD caused a major reduction in anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder.

 

Final Thoughts on CBD for Panic Disorder

As things stand, anecdotal evidence into the benefits of CBD for anxiety disorders such as PD is mounting up. We know that there are tens of thousands of people all over the world who swear by CBD. As well as an increasing number of experts that believe cannabidiol has potential therapeutic use for patients with anxiety. There is no risk in trying CBD for Panic Disorder so if you or someone you know is currently suffering this is something you should definitely try!

Vaping Nicotine VS. Vaping Cannabidiol

When it comes to vaping, there are two types of e-liquids to choose from: Cannabis-based, or Nicotine-based. Both are derived from plants, Cannabis based vapes of course coming from the cannabis plant but may be THC only, CBD only, or a mix of both. Today we will only be discussing CBD only vapes. Nicotine based vapes are derived from Tobacco.

 

Vaping Nicotine

Nicotine is a colorless or yellowish liquid that is primarily found in tobacco products. It is the ingredient found in cigarettes, one of the approximately 600, which accounts for the addictive nature of the product. When people say they are trying to quit smoking, it’s more they are trying to quit nicotine, as it can be as difficult to give up as heroin.

Here are some statistics provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about how destructive nicotine is:

  • Cigarette smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths per year in the United States. This accounts for almost one in every five deaths.

 

  • Smoking cigarettes cause 90% of all lung cancer deaths.

 

  • Smoking causes more deaths each year than HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle accidents, and firearm-related incidents COMBINED.

Keeping in mind all the facts listed above are specific to cigarettes, it is still clear nicotine is not a healthy product to consume, whether it is found in vape juices or cigarettes. We of course support individuals who vape lower dosages of nicotine to quit smoking cigarettes. In any other circumstance, there is nothing positive that can be taken away from smoking e-liquids containing nicotine.

 

Vaping Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD is a compound derived from the hemp plant (a variety of the cannabis plant which contains <0.03% THC). Most individuals get it confused with THC since they both come from cannabis. While THC is known for being a primary ingredient in weed, as it is what results in the “high” it is known for, CBD is the exact opposite. Being non-toxic, non-addictive and non-psychotropic, CBD stands apart from nicotine as the best option for vaping by far. Even when comparing e-liquids made from cannabidiol to non-nicotine vape; the natural aspect of CBD is just too hard to beat.

While vaping CBD may not be helpful to quit cigarettes as the first step, but it can be a perfect last step. Once you have gotten down to a low dose of nicotine try switching to a CBD vape! The calming effect of CBD will ease cravings and by still using a vape you are able to still satisfy the oral fixation and feel the relaxation that comes along with the process of vaping.

 

Make sure to check out Organa CBD only Vape Kits and Cartridges! 

Benefits of Vaping CBD

Why should you Vape CBD?

Though this supplement is available in many different forms, more and more people are discovering the benefits of vaping CBD oil. You can experience the benefits of CBD through a variety of consumption methods, including eating it, taking it under the tongue, applying it to the skin and more. However, vaping allows for fast absorption and an overall relaxing, efficient CBD experience. Here are some of the reasons why people are choosing vapes as their method of CBD consumption.

  1. Vaping CBD Means Fast Absorption

If you are looking for immediate relief, vaping CBD might be your best option. CBD vape oil has a faster absorption rate than other forms of CBD, like edibles and oils. This is because the CBD reaches your bloodstream through your lungs rather than having to go through your digestive system. It’s common for the medicinal effects of CBD vape oil to be felt immediately, or within a few minutes. The fast absorption rate makes vape oil a favorable solution for those who suffer from anxiety attacks, short-term stress and pain flare-ups. It’s possible that inhaling CBD can have higher bioavailability when compared to other consumption methods, meaning more of the compound is absorbed into the body. In one study that compared the bioavailability of psychoactive cannabis among various consumption methods, results showed that inhalation of THC had an availability of 18 percent and eating a THC cookie provided a six percent availability. While this study analyzed the bioavailability of THC, the results should be somewhat comparable to the bioavailability of CBD, since the two compounds have some similarity in how they are absorbed in the body.

  1. Fewer Ingredients

Many CBD products on the market including Organa products contain other natural ingredients to enhance the health benefits, but some consumers may want to stick to just the CBD. Vape oils offer CBD in its purest form. You can expect only a small handful of ingredients in a Organa CBD vape pen. Pure CBD extract, plus vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). These two ingredients bind the vape oil and produce the clouds commonly associated with vaping. This is one of the major benefits of vaping CBD if you want a pure and potent supplement without fewer added ingredients. Unlike other vape products on the market, pure CBD vape oils do not contain nicotine, or any other addictive chemicals. CBD itself is non-addictive, and it is not linked with severe side effects or overdose. CBD is regarded as safe, and many say it adds significant value to their health.

  1. Vaping CBD Offers Customizable Dosing

Some CBD products, such as edibles and capsules, contain a pre-measured dose of CBD. CBD vape oil offers another way to completely customize your dosing. If you are vaping CBD simply for a mild calming effect, you can elect for a small dose. Those who are using CBD to treat moderate or severe health conditions may choose a high dose. Vaping CBD is also a good option if you want to take varying doses of CBD depending on the day.

  1. Vaping CBD can be Extra Relaxing

Many people consume CBD purely for the relaxation benefits. One could argue that vaping is perhaps the most relaxing way to take CBD, as it produces soft, pleasant clouds that gently seep into your breath and lungs to promote calmness. Organa CBD vape pens are enhanced with delicious flavors, making the taste and smell very enjoyable. CBD vapers can take a few puffs to escape from daytime stress or vape before bed to help relax into a state of rest. The mellow experience of vaping combines with the natural tranquility of CBD to create deep relaxation.

  1. Vaping is Discrete

It’s not uncommon for people to take CBD while in public or at work. While CBD is safe to use virtually anytime and anywhere, some may feel insecure about taking a capsule or drops of oil with others watching. Vaping CBD is a discreet way of taking your CBD dose on-the-go without pulling out a tincture or bottle. No one will know you are taking CBD unless you tell them since CBD vape oil doesn’t have a distinct smell or look. You can seamlessly incorporate CBD into your daily vaping routine without notice.

Benefits of Lemon Extract

Benefits of Lemon Extract

Lemon extract a concentrated form of lemon made with lemon peel, or zest, and vodka. At Organa we chose this ingredient for some of our products because on top of being a common additive when cooking it also has some amazing health benefits!

 

  1. Treats Acne

Acne is a skin condition in which hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. Lemon extract reverses the damage and prevents it. One of the main ingredients of lemon extract is citric acid, which has been found effective against several skin problems such as acne. It is because of the presence of vitamin C in this citrus fruit that promotes healthy, glowing skin. Besides, the alkaline nature of the citric fruit kills some types of bacteria known to cause acne. If you are struggling with acne, the first thing you should be doing every morning is drinking lemon extract with water.

  1. Boosts Immune System

Cold and fever can occur for a few reasons. When you have cold or fever, your body requires lots of immune-boosting vitamin C to eliminate the virus that has caused it. Lemon extract when combined with water is always a helpful remedy for internally supplying vitamin C to the defense mechanism. It can also be used externally on the mucous membranes in the nose and throat due to its antiviral properties. There is scientific evidence to prove that powerful antibacterial properties of lemon can destroy the bacteria that cause fever and cold.

  1. Improves Hair Health

Lemon juice has long been used as a natural treatment to prevent hair loss and boost growth. Lemon extract is an excellent hair tonic, which can give you strong, healthy hair and help you to get rid of dandruff. Lemon extract can eliminate the toxins that damage or discolour the strands. Another way you can use lemon on hair is by massaging it onto your scalp. Massaging lemon extract removes build-up of dead skin cells and is also a great solution for itchy and hair that is difficult to manage. As lemon is quite acidic, consider applying it in small amount, say two tablespoonfuls.

  1. Reduces Stress & Anxiety

It’s common to feel stressed at some point of time in your life. If you overlook it, stress can take a toll on the quality of your mental health. A study published in the journal Stress and Health suggests that lemon extract might help reduce psychological stress. The presence of essential oil compounds found in lemon extract (such as limonene, γ-terpinene and citral) were found to inhibit serum corticosterone levels and cerebral monoamine levels, both being the indicators of stress in the brain. Moreover, it was found that lemon balm has a calming effect on brain and may be able to help get rid of exhaustion and nervousness.