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Kratom Smoothies For Workouts: A Guide




Your New Workout Buddy You may not have heard about the newfound popularity kratom has found with some of America’s buffest folks- bodybuilders! That’s right, the most workout-intense among us are turning more and more frequently to kratom before hitting the gym. But using kratom as a workout aid doesn’t have to be reserved for weightlifters and bodybuilders, you can use kratom to boost any form of exercise! From home workouts, casual trips to the gym, and even walks around the block, including kratom in your pre-workout plan can make a huge difference to your exercise. If you are into high-intensity workouts and haven’t considered adding kratom to your workout routine, now’s the time to try it out- there’s a reason it’s so popular! One of the easiest and most efficient ways of taking kratom before working out is by making energy-filled kratom smoothies. The combination of energizing ingredients and kratom will leave you ready to slay even the most challenging workouts. We’ve chosen two of our favorite classic workout-smoothie recipes to share with you, because they stick to ingredients that are cheap and easy to find, while still being delicious and energizing! ‘The Kratom Green Monster’ Everything there is to love about…


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Any kind of kratom can be made into tea, and the differing effects of each kratom strain will carry over into the tea. That means White and Green vein teas will be energizing, whereas Red vein teas will be calming. For those experiencing stress or sleep loss, Red vein kratom tea is a soothing, calming tea that may be beneficial.

Many people who take Red vein kratom are already using it for stress relief or help sleeping, and turning the raw powder into tea is a wonderfully calming way of taking kratom. For people who’ve never taken kratom before, having it as a tea can be a great introduction to kratom. Our blend of Red vein kratom is called Relax, and that’s what we’d recommend using to make a soothing, relaxing tea. 

If you’ve tried kratom and you love it, or you’ve never tried it before and you’re interested, this simple guide to making kratom tea will be easy to follow. 
How To Make Kratom Tea:
Making kratom tea is actually pretty simple! To start, you need to know how much kratom your average dose should be. If you’ve never taken kratom before, don’t worry! This is based on your body (smaller…

Kratom Tea: Make Your Own Stress Reliever & Sleep Aid




Any kind of kratom can be made into tea, and the differing effects of each kratom strain will carry over into the tea. That means White and Green vein teas will be energizing, whereas Red vein teas will be calming. For those experiencing stress or sleep loss, Red vein kratom tea is a soothing, calming tea that may be beneficial. Many people who take Red vein kratom are already using it for stress relief or help sleeping, and turning the raw powder into tea is a wonderfully calming way of taking kratom. For people who’ve never taken kratom before, having it as a tea can be a great introduction to kratom. Our blend of Red vein kratom is called Relax, and that’s what we’d recommend using to make a soothing, relaxing tea. If you’ve tried kratom and you love it, or you’ve never tried it before and you’re interested, this simple guide to making kratom tea will be easy to follow. How To Make Kratom Tea: Making kratom tea is actually pretty simple! To start, you need to know how much kratom your average dose should be. If you’ve never taken kratom before, don’t worry! This is based on your body (smaller…


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Self-Care & CBD: A Guide




  Recently, self-care has been making quite the comeback, and we couldn’t be happier about that! At AVS, we totally understand how crucial it is to take time for yourself, and so do plenty of other people. There’s even a whole playlist of TED Talks dedicated to the importance of self-care! There are plenty of things you can do for self-care, but no matter what your routine is, adding CBD into the mix could be the thing you never knew you needed to take your self-care game to the next level. Self-Care Is Critical It can be challenging to keep a healthy work/life balance in the daily grind. With overworking come things like high levels of stress, sleep loss, and other things that can be bad for your health. Even if your schedule is packed, finding a way to unwind is critical for overall well being, both physical and mental. CBD, the non-psychoactive side of cannabis, is rapidly rising in popularity because of the natural health benefits that people notice from its use. Benefits that make it a perfect addition to anyone’s self-care routine. Stressed Out Life brings stress, and sometimes it can be hard to keep that stress from clinging to you. Although CBD…


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CBD For Pregnancy: How it Might Help




  Back aching. Feet swollen. Eyes weary from poor sleep, and to top it all off, nausea that just won’t go away. It isn’t uncommon for a pregnant woman to experience all of those things and more, all at the same time. Throughout history, it was common for women experiencing the unpleasant symptoms of pregnancy to turn to cannabis for relief. Though modern technology has since shown us the risks associated with using THC during pregnancy, it’s possible that using THC-free CBD for pregnancy could be the answer. CBD is the non-psychoactive component of cannabis. Its properties can make it helpful for a wide range of people, but pregnant women may find it especially beneficial. CBD is known for helping many of the symptoms typically associated with pregnancy! How Safe Is It? The jury is still out on this one, due to an unfortunate lack of scientific research on CBD during pregnancy. That being said, CBD oil is legal and considered safe to use, as long as it contains only trace amounts of THC. It’s important to get your CBD from a reputable source like us, to ensure THC levels are below the legal limit. We source our CBD from industrial international hemp and…


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CBD Testimonials
Most of the convincing evidence on the benefits of CBD comes from civilian testimonials rather than scientific experiments. Many would like to see more studies on CBD happen, but the government has restricted its testing for a long time.
Testimonials often show that people have found success with CBD when they found it nowhere else. Unfortunately, CBD testimonials aren’t considered official proof of its benefits.
A Testimonial in the Spotlight
CBD testimonials have frequently become news stories, like Wired magazine’s July, 2015 article, “Boy, Interrupted”. It details one father’s turn to CBD after all other attempts to ease his son’s seizures ended without success.  

In this case, the boy in question, Sam, was having up to 100 seizures a day. He and his family had spent seven years visiting hospitals and neurologists, with little success at stopping the seizures. At the end of their rope, Sam’s family decided to try something they’d heard might help but was, at the time, almost impossible to get- CBD. 

The big problem: Sam was unable to get the CBD pills in the States. His family had to wade through red tape, spend thousands of dollars, and eventually travel outside the U.S. just for him to try them. The family…

The Benefits of CBD- Testimonial from Wired.com




CBD Testimonials Most of the convincing evidence on the benefits of CBD comes from civilian testimonials rather than scientific experiments. Many would like to see more studies on CBD happen, but the government has restricted its testing for a long time. Testimonials often show that people have found success with CBD when they found it nowhere else. Unfortunately, CBD testimonials aren’t considered official proof of its benefits. A Testimonial in the Spotlight CBD testimonials have frequently become news stories, like Wired magazine’s July, 2015 article, “Boy, Interrupted”. It details one father’s turn to CBD after all other attempts to ease his son’s seizures ended without success.   In this case, the boy in question, Sam, was having up to 100 seizures a day. He and his family had spent seven years visiting hospitals and neurologists, with little success at stopping the seizures. At the end of their rope, Sam’s family decided to try something they’d heard might help but was, at the time, almost impossible to get- CBD. The big problem: Sam was unable to get the CBD pills in the States. His family had to wade through red tape, spend thousands of dollars, and eventually travel outside the U.S. just for him to try them. The family…


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Will CBD Show Up on a Drug Test?




Drug Test Woes In today’s job market, drug testing is fairly common. One of the most common substances that these tests will search for is THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana and hemp. For people who use CBD oil, the big question is, will it cause them to fail a drug test? The Results are In Can You Test Positive For CBD?- NO Drug tests aren’t looking for CBD, so having it in your system is perfectly fine. You will not test positive for CBD in your system. Can You Test Positive From CBD- MAYBE It is possible- though incredibly unlikely- that taking CBD oil will leave enough trace THC in your system for you to test positive for THC. HOWEVER! You have to take an excessively high dose of CBD oil for that to even be possible. Leafly.com reports that an individual taking an unusually high dose of 1000mg- 2000mg CBD oil daily could theoretically test “falsely positive” for THC, if they’re taking CBD oil that meets the national requirement of less than .3% THC. Even More Unlikely Grassroots CBD regularly tests around .16% THC, well below the national requirement of less than .3% THC. So, theoretically, you’d have to take even more than 2000mg daily to…


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How to Take Kratom




  If you’re new to kratom, you may not know which method of taking it is right for you. Here’s a guide on how to take kratom that’ll help you figure it out! Grassroots kratom comes as a powder or in capsules. First off, let’s figure out if powder or capsules are best for you! Capsules: -Easy to take -Almost no taste -Easy to dose -Slower acting effects -Less bang for your buck Powder: -Fast acting effects -Great bang for your buck -Harder to dose precisely -Strong taste makes it harder to take (there are tricks to help this!)   If taste is a dealbreaker for you, then capsules are probably the way to go! Simply take the desired amount of capsules, and enjoy. For more on dosing with kratom capsules, visit our dosing guide here. Kratom powder has a strong taste, but there are ways to take it that minimize the flavor and make it easier! Here are some of the most popular ways of taking kratom powder: *Like Protein Powder- One of the fastest ways of getting kratom into your system. Measure the desired amount into a teaspoon/tablespoon, and have a glass of water or flavored liquid prepared. Toss the kratom powder…


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Prof. Whyte’s Kratom Dosing Guide




Interested In Taking Prof. Whyte’s Kratom But Not Sure How? This Simple Kratom Dosing Guide Is For You! Kratom dosing can be tricky, but Prof. Whyte’s kratom is available as powder or in capsules to make it easier! Here’s how much to take in order to achieve a mild, moderate, or high dose of kratom. Keep in mind high doses tend to produce mildly sedating effects, regardless of the blend.   Average Doses-   Capsule Dosing: Mild- 1 to 2 g (2-4 capsules) Moderate- 2 to 4.5 g (4-9 capsules) High- 4.5 to 8 g (9-16 capsules)                                                                                                          (our capsules are .5 g each)   Powder dosing: Mild- Up to .5 tsp. Moderate- 1 to 1.5 tsp. High- 2 to 2.5 tsp. Remember, these are average doses and should be adjusted according to body weight. Here’s two expert tips to get the best use out of your kratom: The less is more theory: The optimal kratom dose is…


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Hydrology9- The Best of Both Worlds




About five years ago, the search ‘dry herb vapes’ first appeared on Google Trends. Since then, dry herb vapes have only gotten more popular. In five years, dry herb vapes have revolutionized the smoking industry by providing a healthier alternative. Major improvements in vaping have happened over the years, and the Hydrology9 might be the new pinnacle of vaping innovation. The Benefits of Vapes Vapes heat a substance to its vaporization point instead of burning it. This eliminates almost all of the health risks associated with smoking. While vaping isn’t harmless, a 2015 report commissioned by England’s Public Health Department concluded that vaping was 95% less harmful than cigarettes! With all of the evidence pointing in favor of vaping, it seems like it won’t be going away anytime soon. The Benefits of Water Pipes Water pipes, on the other hand, have a long history of popularity in the smoking industry. You could even say that before there were vapes, there were water pipes, because they were popular for the same reasons. Water pipes also minimize the health risks associated with smoking, although not as effectively. The smoke is forced to filter through water, removing some of the carcinogens before they’re inhaled. This also cools…


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Opioid Crisis ‘a National Emergency’




Last month, President Trump made an announcement during his working vacation in New Jersey addressing the nation’s opioid crisis.  Trump stated it would be necessary to declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency after receiving feedback from his appointed commission of health officials. This is the first time Trump has declared a national emergency since taking office, although national emergencies aren’t as rare as one might expect! Counting the newly declared emergency, there are 29 national emergencies currently in effect. The other 28 have been continuously renewed from past presidencies. Declaring a national emergency should ensure that “a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money,” is spent on the opioid crisis, according to Trump. What will happen when words are put into motion? The secretary for health and human services has said that declarations of a national emergency are typically saved “for a specific outbreak of an infectious disease… or a specific location, like Hurricane Sandy,” to quickly funnel government money where aid is needed most (nytimes.com). So, theoretically, declaring the opioid crisis a national epidemic should have a similar effect. Federal resources, like disaster relief funds, would be easily available to areas hit hardest by the opioid…


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