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CBD and Christmas: How to Use CBD This Holiday Season

Holiday lights, cheerful music, family time, delicious food and drinks, what’s not to love about the Christmas season? Of course, that isn’t to say that this time of the year doesn’t come with a few bumps in the road. When you face some holiday obstacles – whether it be stress from hosting guests or the inability to fall asleep because you haven’t bought everything on your shopping list – you may be able to turn to a hemp CBD tincture or another CBD product for a little bit of help and relaxation. While CBD and Christmas might seem like an...

 

Stress Relief Gifts for Holidays at Home

In 2020, this holiday season is quite different from some of the other years Americans in the US have experienced. With no signs of the COVID-19 pandemic slowing down and more people spending time social distancing, it’s no surprise that more people will be spending time at home with their household during the holidays. For some, not being able to visit relatives feels heartbreaking, while for others, a holiday without family sounds like a welcome reprieve. Whatever the case, this holiday is a great opportunity to de-stress and reinvigorate the mind and body so we can return to our daily...

 

Best CBD Isolate at Strength of Hope

With a plethora of CBD options available online, many different names are used for CBD Oil, which can confuse a newcomer looking for CBD products. To begin with, hemp extract, CBD Oil, CBD hemp oil, and others are often describing the same thing; a CBD-rich hemp oil. Adding to the complexity are the differences between products like CBD Isolate, CBD Broad-Spectrum, and CBD Full-Spectrum oil. This blog will go into a little bit about CBD Oil and how it is made to clear up the confusion and the differences between CBD Isolate, Broad-Spectrum, and Full-Spectrum Oil. We will also cover...

 

CBD and Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep

Everyone has sleep troubles every now and then, whether because of a change in routine, stress, or even the shifting seasons. Having a regular sleep schedule for at least seven to nine hours a night helps keep away physical illness and improve mental health.  Likewise, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, getting poor or inadequate amounts of sleep “increases the risk of disorders including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, depression, and obesity.” Why is it then that it is hard to get a good night’s sleep for one in four Americans? If you are looking...

 

Is CBD Snake Oil?

It seems like just about everyone has used some sort of CBD product, but that doesn’t mean some people aren’t skeptics. Sometimes it looks like the claims about CBD are simply too good to be true. Can CBD actually be all it is hyped up to be? It is reasonable to be unsure and understandable that some people think that CBD is snake oil. Unfortunately, there is a lot of misinformation out there about CBD, which only gives credit to the theory that CBD simply isn’t all that it’s purported to be. Here’s the truth about CBD oil, snake oil,...

 

CBD Oil for Autism: What You Should Know

People with autism may experience a range of related symptoms that can make daily life a bit more challenging. As research on CBD has emerged, many people have been curious about how hemp-derived cannabidiol may help ease the discomfort of some of those with autism symptoms. Of course, each person with autism is unique, and CBD’s addition to their wellness routine may or may not be right for them. That said, as CBD has exploded in popularity, many people want to know what exactly this research may mean for those with autism. We’ll cover the most recent research and everything...

 

Can You Use CBD for Focus and Energy?

Many of us complain about not having the energy or attention span to get through our daily tasks. Stress, poor sleep quality, and simple distractions make it challenging to check everything off our to-do list. Since CBD has boomed in popularity in the health world in recent years, many people have wondered: can you use products like CBD oil for focus and energy? Here is everything you’ll need to know about CBD, energy, and focus. What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is a cannabinoid that is found in the cannabis plant. While it is found in lower concentrations in marijuana, it...

 

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D. Syndrome) and CBD

If you live in Oregon or other parts of the US with cold winters, chances are you’re already spending more time inside. For some people, winter is their favorite time of year to catch up on some good books, don comfy socks and sweaters, and drink hot cocoa. For others, winter can be a difficult season for mental health, particularly for those with Seasonal Affective Disorder. You might be surprised to know that over ten million Americans are affected by SAD each year. When the season transitions from summer to autumn and winter, people with Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD,...

 

What is Hemp Extract Oil?

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a popular topic and product in our modern world and is popping up on shelves everywhere, whether in your local grocery store, convenience store, or online. There are many different products available and labels around CBD, which can confuse a person looking to try CBD for the first time. Some of the iterations of CBD oil available are labeled as Hemp Extract Oil, Hemp Oil and CBD Oil, CBD Isolate oil, CBD broad-spectrum oil, and CBD full-spectrum oil, just to name a few. Adding to the confusion around hemp products are non-CBD products available on the...

 

Hemp Oil for Dogs

Dogs have taken over as the most popular pet in the US. Some folks prefer the smallest of these companions, such as a toy Chihuahua, while others prefer big dogs such as the Great Dane. Some people prefer cuddly family dogs, while others choose a more protective companion.  Whatever your preference in size and temperament, dogs are endearing, surprising, and loyal creatures that have captured the hearts of people across the globe, as well as in America.  In recent years CBD hemp extract has emerged as a growing trend with potential for many different use cases for both humans and...

 

CBD, Melatonin and Sleep

Did you know that in the US, about one in four Americans experience acute insomnia a year? Unfortunately, sleep issues are relatively common and may result from stress, lifestyle changes, or medication. Even worse, studies show that a large percentage of adults live with chronic insomnia. Chronic insomnia occurs at least three days a week for at least three months, whereas acute insomnia is more short-term. Even if you don’t have insomnia, everyone struggles to get a good night’s rest every now and then. You might have heard of the supplement melatonin in connection with sleep, as well as the...

 

CBD Oil for Dogs with Cancer: What You Need to Know

Did you know that dogs are the most popular pet in the US? Over 48 million households in the US have at least one dog, and it’s no wonder. Dogs are loyal, loving companions that quickly become a member of the family.  Unfortunately, our four-legged family members are susceptible to many of the cancers that affect humans. In fact, the National Cancer Institute states that approximately 6 million dog cancer diagnoses are made in the US each year. When a dog is given a diagnosis of cancer, their families want to do everything they can to help heal them and...

 

How to Use CBD This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and you might not feel completely prepared. From menu planning to buying host gifts to food shopping, there is a lot to do. The busyness of the season may have you feeling a bit stressed out – but CBD can help! Here are a few ways you can use CBD this Thanksgiving to help you feel your best as you celebrate with friends and family. What Exactly is CBD? Many people still aren’t completely clear on what CBD is, so let’s clear that up before we look at how you can use it this Thanksgiving. CBD...

 

CBG vs CBD

CBG vs. CBD: What is the Difference? By this point, you’ve probably heard of CBD. From CBD oil to CBD cream, this cannabinoid has become a staple in many people’s wellness routines. But are you familiar with CBG? There is still a lot we need to learn about this lesser-known cousin of CBD, but early research has revealed many exciting possibilities about how CBD and CBG may work. Below, we’ll cover both the similarities and the differences between CBG vs. CBD. Research and clinical trials around CBD and CBG are in the earliest stages, so remember that nothing stated in...

 

CBD for Sleep

Due to the relaxing and calming nature of cannabidiol, CBD oil for sleep is a popular topic, and many people are curious about the possible benefits of CBD. People look to CBD to help with their stress, pets, and many other use cases, but what should you consider when looking for CBD for sleep? Read on to find out more below. Why Should You Take CBD Oil for Sleep? If you are experiencing some difficulty falling or staying asleep at night, CBD may be able to help. Often, people consider taking CBD for insomnia. CBD is believed to work with...

 

CBD for your Lifestyle

People in the United States come from various backgrounds and are known for having many different interests and perspectives. Some people living in the US are hard-working pragmatists, while others are more go-with-the-flow idealists, and there are so many people in between. With so many different and diverse people living in the US, there is a necessity for CBD that caters to a number of different desires and needs. If you are looking for a CBD product that will fit your unique lifestyle, Strength of Hope CBD might be right for you. Below we will first go over a little...

 

CBD Skincare for Winter

Topicals for Winter Hydration The last of Autumn is quickly slipping away, and the Winter season is not far. In some parts of the US, there will soon be much colder temperatures and perhaps even snow. Winter sports enthusiasts can look forward to hitting the snowy slopes for some skiing, sledding, and snowboarding, while others would rather go ice skating or snowshoeing. Whatever the case, the exposure to the elements, as well as coming home to the heat or fireplace in your house, can dry out the skin quickly, leaving it itchy, tight, and uncomfortable. Even if you stay mostly...

 

CBD and the Immune System

Every flu season or seasonal change, a lot of information and news goes out about protecting yourself from viruses and how to support your immune system. Particularly in this pandemic, protecting yourself has never been more critical. Washing your hands, wearing a mask, and social distancing can keep more people from contracting viruses and other germs, but what about our built-in defense, the immune system? This blog will explore topics around our immune system, what we know so far about CBD and the immune system, and information about CBD safety. First, we’ll get started with a brief overview of the...

 

CBD Oil for Seizures: What You Need to Know

CBD has been promoted as a potential treatment for seizures for a while now and has particularly skyrocketed over the past few years. In fact, many states initially approved the research and use of CBD, specifically with patients dealing with seizures in mind. But is it actually effective when it comes to seizures? We’ll dive into everything you need to know about using CBD oil for seizures. THC vs. CBD Before diving in, it is important to clarify the difference between CBD and THC. CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are both cannabinoids and are derived from the cannabis plant. However,...

 

Stress, Anxiety, and CBD

Anxiety is a word that has seen much more use recently, particularly since more information about mental health and mental health disorders has become accessible on the internet. Although anyone can experience anxiety, anxiety disorders are a more persistent and pernicious problem that can severely affect a person’s quality of life. In this blog, we will be talking about both day-to-day anxieties and stress, as well as some information about anxiety disorders. This blog will also mention a few studies for further reading around CBD and Anxiety and how it may be a viable option for relief in the future....

 

Common Questions About CBD and Cats

Cats are a strange and remarkably independent kind of pet compared to other pets you might consider, such as dogs, birds, or reptiles. Sometimes a cat will come and cuddle when their human calls, and other times cats seem to tune out the fact their owner even exists.  If you have a cat, you are already aware of this fact, but even the most fiercely independent felines could use some additional care outside the occasional, begrudging pat. Caring for a cat begins with quality cat food and regular vet care, but you might be asking yourself how CBD may benefit...

 

CBD and Glaucoma

Glaucoma is one of many health concerns that causes a significant amount of pain in those diagnosed with the condition. With CBD’s potential uses currently being researched for many conditions, people may be curious about whether CBD may help soothe their glaucoma symptoms. Is CBD safe for people who have glaucoma? Or is it causing more harm than good? Today, we will cover what we know so far about CBD and Glaucoma. What is Glaucoma? Glaucoma is an eye-related injury that tends to happen naturally. The exact cause of glaucoma depends on which type of glaucoma develops in the eye,...

 

Is CBD Legal in Washington?

CBD has been catching wind of a lot of support in recent years. As the stigmatization of cannabidiol continues to fade away slowly, more and more people are turning to the all-natural substance for a plethora of reasons. The only catch is that CBD is not legal in every part of the world. Despite the resurgence in popularity among the masses, cannabidiol is still prohibited in certain areas. Is Washington State one of the places where CBD is still illegal? It’s time to find out!   The History of Hemp in Washington State As one of the first states to legalize...

 

Can CBD help with my Stress?

As an adult living in today’s world, stress is just another part of life for some of us. Being somewhat stressed can be beneficial, keeping us motivated and focused on our work and passions if directed towards a goal we’d like to accomplish or a due date for work. When kept in check, stress can even keep ourselves and our loved ones safe from danger.  Overall, stress can be a wise teacher. If we listen to what our stress is telling us, it can guide us to do more, change our habits, or keep us away from something that is...

 

Is CBD Legal in Rhode Island?

In the last several years, CBD and Hemp Oil has become a trend exploding across the United States, available in many forms, and for a plethora of use cases. Some of these use cases include using CBD for sore muscle relief, CBD for improved sleep, and CBD for enhanced relaxation. With countless different use cases and available CBD products on the market, it’s hard to know what really works. It can be challenging to know the good CBD from the bad or even the differences between Hemp Seed Oil and Hemp Oil. You might be asking yourself what the legal...

 

Can CBD Help with IBS?

IBS, Gastrointestinal Disorders and CBD Do you suffer from IBS? Studies suggest 12% of people in the US live with the condition. With IBS, having a bad day of symptoms can feel debilitating, painful, and even embarrassing. You may be searching for a natural solution to help mitigate your symptoms so you can focus on the things that count, such as enjoying your family, friends, and passions without the distraction of IBS symptoms. If you are looking for an overview of what IBS is and how CBD may help based on recent studies, you’re in the right place. Although what...

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Strength of Hope, Part Two: CBD Topicals

Topicals: CBD Cream, CBD Balm, CBD Spray, CBD Rub, CBD Roll-On In the last few years, a plethora of CBD information has appeared on the internet. An explosion of products has become available on the market, all with different uses and varieties of CBD. As a beginner to CBD, it can be hard to know the good from the bad, and what the difference between hemp oil, CBD oil, and hemp seed oil is in the first place. Once you have that sorted out, it can be even more difficult to figure out exactly what each product is and what...

 

A Beginner’s Guide to Strength of Hope, Part One: CBD Oil, Mints and Pet Oil

CBD Tincture, CBD Pet Oil and & CBD Mints, Oh my! With so many CBD and hemp oil products on the market advertising various uses, it can be a bit intimidating, not to mention confusing figuring out what to choose. As a beginner researching CBD, there is a dizzying array of information available on the internet to sort through and digest. Once you understand some of the basics, such as the good from the bad CBD products, or the differences between hemp oil, CBD oil, and hemp seed oil, you still need to figure out the best product for your...

 

How to Speak to your Grandparents about CBD

My Grandparents Could Benefit from CBD, but How do I Convince Them? In the last few years, almost everyone has heard of CBD. Cannabidiol (CBD) is available online and in your local market, in beauty products, tinctures, and many other forms. Public acceptance of CBD has exploded since 2018 when the Farm Bill was passed. However, some members of the older generation, including grandparents, may be skeptical of trying CBD for the first time. Sometimes this is because of misinformation or of the association a person might have with CBD and cannabis. It’s an interesting hurdle to face when the...

 

Can CBD Improve My Dogs Health? Canine Arthritis & Canine Epilepsy

CBD or cannabidiol has become a common part of everyday family life and is safe and effective for the most active, healthy adults as well as elderly, less mobile family members. But what about family members of the canine variety? If you have ever wondered whether CBD might help your dog and are looking for more resources around this area, this blog is for you. Why Use Pet CBD Oil? There are many reasons why you may seek CBD Pet Oil. Some of the most common things people are searching for regarding their pets include: Soothing dogs during travel Help...

 

Is CBD Legal in Florida?

We all know that CBD has boomed in popularity in recent years, but the legality around hemp and CBD is admittedly confusing. The landscape of CBD laws is changing rapidly, leaving many US residents scratching their heads about where their state stands. If you’re a resident of the Sunshine State curious about hemp oil and other CBD products, we have you covered. Here is everything you need to know about the legality of CBD in Florida.  The History of Hemp in the US and Florida Before we dive into the hemp and CBD laws in Florida today, we’re going to...

 

Halloween Origins and Post-Halloween CBD

In the modern-day, some of the best parts of Halloween include dressing up, eating candy, and generally enjoying a bit of an adrenaline rush from a good scare. But did you know that Halloween traditions have been around for over a thousand years? In celebration of Halloween and Harvest season, this blog will go into a little bit of Halloween’s history and a few suggestions around how CBD may help with the after-effects of the Halloween holiday once the celebrations are through.   A Brief History of Samhain Halloween’s roots come from an ancient Celtic spiritual tradition, celebrated from October 31st...

 

CBD Mints – What are They? Are They Safe? How Do They Work?

CBD mints are one of the most popular ways to consume CBD oil. If you’re unfamiliar with how CBD mints work, this article is for you.

 

Understanding How CBD Pain Cream Works

Patients managing pain are testing CBD pain cream products for relief with increasing success. Here’s a quick guide on how CBD cream products work.

 

The Truth About CBD for Psoriasis

If you are amid an uncomfortable flare-up, you may be desperate to find relief. Is CBD the answer? Here’s the truth about CBD for psoriasis.

 

The CBD Oil Oregon Market – Knowing the Good from the Bad

Oregon is one of the many states embracing CBD oil products, and numerous CBD oil brands have flooded the Oregon consumer market.

 

Managing Sprained Knee Pain with CBD Oil Products

Like most knee injuries, sprained knees are painful, inconvenient, and – if left untreated – can result in more serious injuries.

 

What is the Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil and CBD Oil?

The hemp industry remains something of a “wild west” consumer market. That’s why we’ve decided to discuss the difference between hemp seed oil and CBD oil.

 

Can You Take too Much CBD? The Answer Might Surprise You

CBD is all around us, but can you take too much CBD? What are the side effects of CBD oil? Here’s what you need to know about cannabis’ healing compound.

 

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Spray

There are thousands of CBD products, but the right choice for you may be in the form of a CBD spray. Here’s what you need to know before you buy.

 

CBD Muscle Cream: Where to Find It and How to Use It

One of the most common uses for CBD oil is in a CBD muscle cream. In this guide, we’ll show what products to use and how to use them.

 

CBD Oil for Eczema: Is It Real? How Does It Work?

CBD oil for eczema relief is a fairly new approach. In this guide, we’ll discuss how CBD oil works and how it can help you if you suffer from eczema.

 

Does CBD Oil Ease Symptoms of Pain, Arthritis, Cancer and Other Injury?

Cannabidiol oil, better known as CBD oil, has swiftly become one of the most popular alternatives to treat various stressors and issues in recent years.

 

Is CBD the Answer to Period Pain? – CBD for Menstrual Cramps

Do you suffer with painful periods? PMS and other cycle woes can be debilitating, but CBD oil can help. Learn more about CBD for menstrual cramps.

 

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