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Top 5 Essential Supplements You Should Be Taking

Wandering the aisles of your local health food store can be overwhelming. There are seemingly endless amounts of different supplements, most of which you’ve probably never even heard of or seen. And they all claim to be essential. So how do you know which ones you really should be taking? We’ve rounded up our list of the top 5 critical supplements for daily health and wellness. Vitamin D Vitamin D, also known as the “sunshine vitamin,” is a hormone that your body produces when your skin has exposure to the sun. However, most people in our modern society don’t get enough sunlight for their body to produce adequate amounts of this essential nutrient.…

Balancing your Endocannabinoid System

The key to understanding why CBD is so beneficial to physical and mental well-being is the endocannabinoid system.  The Endocannabinoid System and Homeostasis The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system found in the human body as well as in most animals. The ECS’s primary function in the body is to maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is your body’s way of keeping its internal environment stable and in natural harmony. Conditions in the body, such as temperature, heart rate, hormone levels, etc., have to stay within a narrow range for the body to maintain optimal performance. The ECS keeps your body in the “Goldilocks” zone, where everything is “just right” for your body to function…

The First Timer’s Guide to CBD

CBD is the buzzy new wellness product that seems to have popped up everywhere overnight. You can suddenly find it infused into everything and anything you can think of, from lattes to lotions. But since it’s still so new, it can be confusing to know what it is, how to choose a product, and how to use it. Read on for our guide to your first time trying CBD. What is CBD Anyway? CBD stands for cannabidiol, the main active ingredient found in the hemp plant. It’s a naturally occurring substance that has many health benefits. Unlike THC, the main chemical found in marijuana, CBD does not make you feel intoxicated. Why Should…

Your Guide to CBD for Pets

Americans are willing to pay their weight in gold in the name of self-care. Globally, it’s a $4.2 trillion industry. But what about our pets? Don’t the furry members of our family deserve the best in overall wellness too? This is where CBD comes in, being one of the most essential wellness supplements that you can give your pet. Why should I give my pet CBD? All mammals have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), just like us. The biological function of the ECS in both humans and animals is to promote homeostasis, or the body’s natural state of balance. Since receptors are found throughout the body, the ECS affects the health of many organ…

How to Cook with CBD at Home

CBD is one of the most important dietary supplements you can take for overall health and wellness. We all have an endocannabinoid system (ECS), which balances many different essential bodily functions and brings the whole body into homeostasis. The ECS can become depleted through constant burn out, poor diet, and unhealthy lifestyle choices. How can I add CBD to my Everyday Diet? Other than daily supplementation, one of the easiest ways to make sure you’re getting your daily dose of CBD is by incorporating it into your meals. Green Gorilla’s pure and whole plant CBD oils have an olive oil base and mild flavor, making it easy to add to your favorite recipes.…

Why Choose Certified Organic Hemp CBD Products

With so many brands in the hemp CBD space, and more popping up all the time, it can be overwhelming to know how to choose the right product. The hemp CBD market is relatively new and largely unregulated, so how can you be sure that you’re getting the highest quality and safe products available? Don’t just take companies at their word. Organic certification and independent third party testing are the best ways to ensure that you’re getting a product that’s both safe and effective. Why USDA Certified Organic Matters Hemp is a bio accumulator, which means that it absorbs toxins and impurities such as pesticides and heavy metals from the soil. This has…

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…

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