• 5 Ways to Kickstart Your Gym Routine

    5 Ways to Kickstart Your Gym Routine

    With the transition into a new year, it can be a potent opportunity to commit yourself to new habits in support of your optimum wellness. Much like learning a new skill, new habits also have a learning curve necessary for proficiency. Creating a fitness routine is a common choice for a new year's resolution, as exercise is a pillar for reaching significant wellness.  We...
  • 5 Energy Hacks For The New Year

    5 Energy Hacks For The New Year

    If you feel absolutely drained from the past two years, you’re not alone. Between the ongoing global pandemic, political turmoil, and natural disasters, many have gotten familiar with lasting energy depletion and mental burnout. However, while we may not be able to change the state of the world, we do have a few handy hacks for getting the energy boost needed to get through...
  • Everything You Need to Know about Melatonin

    Everything You Need to Know about Melatonin

    Most people today are familiar with melatonin because of its impact on sleep quality. But did you know that we actually have a team of dermatologists to thank for the discovery of this important hormone? In fact, melatonin was first discovered by Yale dermatologist Dr. Aaron Lerner and his colleagues in 1958. Originally they isolated the hormone hypothesizing that it could be used to...
  • All About Valerian

    All About Valerian

    Have you ever cringed at the phrase morning person? Or wondered just exactly how the early bird found the strength to get the worm, rather than pressing snooze for their fifth time that morning? There can be a lot of pressure to acquaint yourself with a fruitful morning, and many simply couldn’t fathom such a lifestyle. Benjamin Franklin once remarked, “Early to bed and...
  • All About Alkylamides

    All About Alkylamides

    With the ever-growing understanding of CBD and the endocannabinoid system, new and surprising discoveries often come to light. For example, research has shown that phytocannabinoids from Cannabis sativa are not the only plant-derived compounds that can directly interact with our endocannabinoid system (ECS). Alkylamides, a group of lipidic compounds found in a variety of botanicals including Echinacea purpurea, can also have a wide array...
  • All About Hops

    All About Hops

    Beer lovers, unite! Anyone who is a fan of one of the world’s most consumed beverages is likely familiar with hops, a key ingredient in providing the flavor that has kept humankind enthralled for millennia. Hops is the common name for Humulus lupulus, a plant which is coincidentally a member of the Cannabacae family. Yes, that’s right - hops are a close relative of...