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How to Maintain Motivation to Workout & Stay Fit with some Help from CBD

You enthusiastically start working out and make a motivated commitment to your personal health and fitness once and for all by exercising daily and eating healthy, only to find yourself making excuses and falling back into old habits a few weeks later. Sound familiar? We all know that exercise is a crucial component of health and wellness. But for those of us who aren’t athletically inclined, sticking to a workout routine can seem nearly impossible. So how can we be more like a fitness junkie who always seems motivated and incentivized to consistently stay in great shape? Commit Knowing Transformation Will Not Happen Overnight Forming new habits takes time, about 30 days to…

The Benefits & Bioavailability of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

What is it about extra virgin olive oil that’s so remarkable? Brands ranging from personal care to daily dietary supplements and now hemp CBD are using it as a major ingredient in their products. One of the most frequently asked questions we get at Green Gorilla is, “why do you use Extra Virgin olive oil in your products?” Olive oil has been prized for centuries for its pleasant, mild flavor and numerous health benefits. Plus, it’s universally well tolerated, which means easier and more efficient absorption (aka bioavailability), with less sensitivities and allergies. Keep reading to find out why we love our hero ingredient extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), which is also USDA…

Got Dry Lips? Try These Tips for Lip Care

Self-care is almost an obsession these days. Most of us take our supplements, eat a balanced diet, and make sure we get enough exercise. We have a small army of skincare products in our bathrooms— cleansers, exfoliators, masks, and moisturizers for each different body part. And yet, while so many of us have been transitioning into organic foods and skin care products, we’ve totally left our lips in the dust. We’ve compiled some of our favorite tips for keeping lips healthy. STAY HYDRATED One of the easiest and most important ways to take care of your dry lips, and your whole body, is to stay hydrated. Lips are one of the first places…

Top Tips to Seize Your Dreams

Is there anything you tell yourself you will do more of “when you retire”? If so, then there’s a big chance you could be making more time for it NOW- not some far off time that may never come. Everyone has dreams, but not everyone makes their dreams a reality. So what do successful people do differently to achieve their goals? Read on for our top tips in manifesting your desires. DOUBT YOUR DOUBTS The first step to making any dream a reality is believing that it’s possible. Once you know what you truly desire, it’s necessary to trust that you are capable of making it happen. Having doubts is natural, but it’s…

Your Guide to Getting Your CBD Dosage Just Right

With CBD’s recent surge in popularity, one of the most frequently asked questions is “how much CBD should I take?" There isn’t a clean cut answer to this. Cannabidiol, aka CBD, is not a one size fits all type of product. There are many factors that affect optimal dosage, including delivery method, body weight, and your individual body chemistry. We’ve created some guidelines to help you find a dose of CBD that is unique to your body. Why it’s important to find the right dose of CBD CBD has what’s known as a bell-shaped response curve. What does that mean to you, you ask? It means that CBD’s effectiveness peaks at a moderate…

Here’s What You Should Know About Keeping Your Pets Healthy

It may seem like your pet lives a perfect, carefree existence. However, pets get overwhelmed, sick, injured, and age just like humans do. It’s just as important to care for your pet’s wellness as your own, maybe even more so since they can’t do it for themselves. Here are some of our best tips for keeping your furry friends happy and healthy. “When you eat junk food, you feel like junk. The same goes for your pet.” More than half of all dogs and cats in the United States are overweight. Different animals have different nutritional requirements, so as a pet owner it’s important to do your research and talk to your vet…

CBD Myths Debunked

It feels like the CBD revolution has happened overnight. CBD products are everywhere, and since it’s so new to the mainstream, it can be overwhelming to know what’s what. We’ve made a list of the top CBD myths and information to set the record straight. 1. “CBD will make you feel high.” CBD does not make you high. It does, however, have a calming and uplifting effect on your mood and nervous system. Green Gorilla CBD, and any CBD that you find outside of a dispensary, is made from hemp. Hemp is a member of the cannabis plant family which contains less than 0.3% THC. THC is the compound found in marijuana that…

5 Healthy Ways to Jumpstart your Morning, That Include CBD

What you do during your daily morning routine sets the tone for the entire day. Establishing a healthy morning routine can fill your days with more happiness, productivity, and hopefully less stress. Creating an AM ritual you love that may include CBD, and sticking to it, might even make you look forward to getting out of bed in the morning. 1. HYDRATE When you wake up in the morning, your body is dehydrated. You haven’t consumed any fluids for the past 8 hours or so. The first thing you should do is drink some good old H2O. Aim to start your day with 8 to 16 oz. of pure, filtered water. Your body…

Ways to Disconnect This Summer

Summer is officially here and it’s time to take advantage of all that this season has to offer. The sun is out, the days are long, and the opportunities to get active and enjoy the outdoors are endless. At Green Gorilla we believe that taking a break from computer screens and endless to-do lists is one of the best things you can do for your physical & mental wellbeing. Here are some tips to disconnect & fully enjoy your summer: HEAD OUT TO THE BEACH Get out there for some much needed Vitamin D! Nothing beats a trip to the beach during summer, especially in California. Take a good book with you, a…

Best Healthy Habits for Good Sleep

Sleep is a crucial fundamental pillar of health and wellbeing. Sufficient sleep is necessary for your body and brain to function properly. The consistent stress and stimulation of living in the modern world can drastically impact quality of sleep. Luckily, there are healthy habits that you can practice to get a better night’s rest. Sleep hygiene refers to healthy sleep habits that can improve your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep. Keep a Consistent Sleep Schedule Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day keeps your circadian rhythm in balance. Your circadian rhythm, also known as your sleep/wake cycle or body clock, is an internal system that regulates…

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