The Global Beauty & Wellness Awards Team is constantly searching for innovations and industry best practices to inspire like-minded professionals and curious consumers. Now, we have compiled three innovative wellness practices which you might find interesting, check them out!
Plant Medicine – CBD
This year, cannabidiol (CBD) treatments are getting very popular, as they are can be used to treat health issues, such as depression, PTSD, anxiety, pain, inflammation, and acne. Also, CBD can ease symptoms of schizophrenia, seizures, prevent diabetes, and help with side effects of cancer treatments.
Cannabidiol oil is a product that’s derived from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. CBD contains tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Unlike marijuana, CBD is not psychoactive, but it has got the same medicinal effects.
CBD is extracted from marijuana plants as an oil or powder. These are usually mixed into creams or gels. They can also be put into capsules and taken orally. You can find CBD in a range of applications from oils, creams, pills, vapes, and edibles such as drinks, gummies, and even chocolates.
Intermittent Fasting is not about what you eat, but when you eat.
Previous research has proved that intermittent fasting can protect against diabetes and cardiovascular disease, reduce body fat, blood pressure and inflammation. It has also been proved that IF can help our cells, tissues, and organs to resist stress and disease linked to aging.
How does intermittent fasting works? after hours without food, the body exhausts its sugar stores and starts burning fat. Fasting causes glycogen reserves to drop, when this happens, fat is released into the bloodstream and is converted into energy.
There are plenty of plans to start practicing this wellness activity. You can choose to fast for up to 18 hours, which is where the ketosis state starts. Despite all the benefits this practice provides, we highly recommend checking with your doctor before starting intermittent fasting.
Ice baths have recently gained popularity in the wellness world. We have seen celebrities taking advantage of this practice and many people have started to try it. But what are the benefits of this method? and is it worth subjecting your body to the extreme cold?
Taking an ice bath for 10 to 15 minutes, after an intense exercise session can help to ease sore and aching muscles, it also helps your central nervous system and limits the inflammatory response, helping you recover faster from the physical exhaustion.
The way ice baths work is that when you sit in the cold water, your blood vessels constrict, and when you get out, they dilate. According to Nick Clayton, the National Strength and Conditioning Association program manager, this process helps to get rid of the metabolic waste post-workout and it also floods your cells with nutrients and oxygen to help your body recover.
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