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The benefits of smoking hemp

For thousands of years, the cannabis plant has been used for medicinal purposes. Cannabis contains more than 80 compounds known as cannabinoids.  Hemp, or CBD pre-rolls, are made with CBD flower instead of recreational or medicinal marijuana that contains high levels of THC.   Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the most abundant compound in the plant, and is probably the most well-known; however, cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most abundant compound found in cannabis, and does not have the psychoactive effects of THC–this means it does not give [...]

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What happens in the body when you smoke CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of hundreds of compounds found in the hemp plant. CBD is part of a family of chemicals called cannabinoids, which also includes THC, CBG and and CBN. When users smoke Niota pre rolls, they are smoking pure CBD flower.   But what happens in the body when you smoke CBD? Smoking CBD has various effects on the mind and body, mostly due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system in the body contains a network of receptors which interact [...]

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Is smoking CBD bad for you?

If you’ve read our blog before, you know that we like to discuss the various benefits of our pure CBD prerolls. CBD has become quite popular recently in many forms besides smokeables, including edibles, tinctures, topical oils, vapors, etc. But is smoking CBD harmful to your health? The short answer? It depends on many factors.  First it’s important to note that smoking pure CBD flower is not as harmful as smoking tobacco products. A 2005 study showed that there has been no causal link found between smoking cannabis products and cancer, which is one of [...]

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Full-spectrum vs. isolate CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) can be broken down into two main categories: isolate and full-spectrum. But what are the differences and how do you know which is right for you? Let’s break down the definition of each of these types. The difference between the two mainly relates to the compounds found in each.  Isolate: This is CBD in its purest form, and contains no other compounds from the cannabis plant. CBD isolate is in a crystal form and is often ground into a powder. CBD isolate contains only trace amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol [...]

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How to use CBD to help with anxiety

Everyone has likely experienced anxiety at some point in their life. In fact, anxiety is the number one most common mental health disorder. The fast-paced world we live in can cause stress, worry, sleeping problems and many other symptoms of anxiety.   Adding Niota CBD pre-rolls to your daily routine may help relieve these symptoms, so you can focus on your mental health and wellbeing. Many studies have shown that using CBD can reduce symptoms of anxiety.  For example, a 2019 study of 57 adult males [...]

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Can you take CBD with melatonin?

Nearly one-third of all Americans report not getting adequate sleep, according to the CDC. It is also reported that about 10 percent of the world’s population suffer from insomnia, or inability to fall and stay asleep.  Lack of sleep can leave you feeling moody, groggy and even sick. Getting at least 7-8 hours of sleep every night is essential in today’s busy world. Lack of sleep can also contribute to an increased risk of disease such as high blood pressure, obesity, and mental conditions.  Cannabidiol (CBD) and [...]

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Boost creativity with CBD

CBD has been shown to help get rid of “mental roadblocks” that could be interfering with your ability to get creative. Studies have shown that CBD’s nootropic effects on the nervous system – nootropic effects can boost brain performance — can help you focus, relax and direct your attention to your creative skills and hobbies.   Smoking CBD has various effects on the mind and body, mostly due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system in the body contains a network of [...]

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Enhance your yoga experience with CBD

Yoga is a great way to relieve stress, exercise your body and promote a calm, peaceful mood after a busy day. CBD has been known to aid in stress relief, lowering anxiety levels and relieving symptoms of depression.   CBD has been proven to calm the mind, due to its interaction with GABA receptors in the brain. GABA is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate peace and calm in the brain and body. Because of this, CBD may be used to promote calm [...]

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How CBD can help with migraines?

According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines affect approximately 39 million people in the United States and is the third most prevalent illness in the entire world. If you’ve ever suffered from a migraine, you know how painful they can be—a pounding headache, nausea,  and sensitivity to light and sound are all common symptoms of migraines.   Luckily, new studies show that CBD may help relieve the pain associated with migraines. In fact, a November 2019 study by the Journal of Pain, reported that cannabis use could reduce migraine severity [...]

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CBD and gut health

If you’ve read our past blog posts, you know that we like to talk about the many benefits of CBD. What we haven’t dived into is the specific benefits of CBD on your gut microbiome, which is the term for the microorganisms that live in your digestive tract. These microorganisms include bacteria, archaea and fungi.   Your gut microbiome helps control digestion and aids your immune system. An imbalance in your gut microbiome can lead to weight gain, high blood sugar, high [...]

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CBD and self-care

Self-care has become a popular trend, especially among millennials. Self-care is the practice of maintaining health and well-being through activities such as reading, taking bubble baths, journaling, and any other thing the individual enjoys.   According to Psychology Today, “self-care is a continuous process of proactively considering and tending to your needs and maintaining your wellness.” Self-care can be practiced in many ways, and CBD can be a great addition to your self-care routine.   How can CBD be used to care for yourself? CBD has several benefits, including anxiety [...]

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