I was recently introduced to a new start up CBC company by the name of ‘Out and About CBD‘. For anyone who is unfamiliar with the benefits and usage of CBD, they include: Better Sleep, Anxiety relief, pain relief, sexual wellness, and mental health benefits. With ‘Out and About CBD‘ you also get the added benefit of a social good connection through their partnership with The Trevor Project. 5% of their annual proceeds go to causes such as this.
They are about to release a new product as well, a CBD infused energy drink and per their official press release:
The Out & About CBD Energy and Sports Recovery Drink Mix is designed to enhance
everybody’s workout and recovery – from daily exercise enthusiasts to weekend warriors. It
contains eight essential vitamins, including:
667% of the daily minimum requirement of B-12,
Significant amounts of Vitamins A, C, D, and E,
200% of the daily minimum requirement of Niacin,
A synergistic combination of 120mg of caffeine and 12.5mg of water soluble, hemp-
When taken before working out, the caffeine provides a significant, healthy energy boost while the CBD serves to reduce post-workout lactic acid buildup. Hemp-based CBD is a recognized plant-based anti-inflammatory that has been determined to be safe by the World Health Organization, interacting with the endocannabinoid system to keep the body in balance, a desired state called homeostasis.
The Out & About CBD Energy and Sports Recovery Drink Powder is formulated to be mixed with between 12-24 ounces of water depending on the potency preference of individual users. The product comes in Tropical Fusion flavor and sells for $24.95 for a box of five packets. It’s available now from Out and About CBD’s online store (www.outandaboutcbd.com). The company also plans to make the drink mix available in exercise facilities and is in discussions with a number of large fitness centers across the country.
More on the benefits of CBD from their website:
How CBD Can Help the LGBTQ Community Love Every Day.
If there is one harmonious thread that unites the LGBT community in all of its glory, it is our commitment to LOVE—to triumph over the hate and oppression in our age-old story.
Collectively, we in the LGBT community are winning the ongoing fight for equality and queer rights—a battle tempered by illness, grit, and strife throughout these years—but for many of us, that battle is also fought within.
This relentless urge to persevere, as a community and as individuals, can leave us with higher levels of anxiety, insomnia, depression, and even lead to suicide. For all generations across our community, decades-old scars of discrimination remain at the forefront of our psyche. If left isolated, our mental health becomes our highest risk factor.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, upwards of 60% of all members of the LGBT community suffer from anxiety and depression at some point in our lives; a level that is over twice that of our straight counterparts. (Source). As these numbers are rising, how are we finding the support to protect ourselves against the odds?
For those who identify LGBT, there may be a fresh, natural wellness approach to anxiety, pain, and insomnia—Cannabidiol or CBD. In 2018, the US Farm Bill (Source) declassified hemp-based CBD as a controlled substance and re-classified it as an agricultural commodity, the same category where rice and corn reside. The FDA, which regulates health claims that can be made, have yet to give its full approval, however, according to this 2018 study, (Source) 80% of those who have used CBD believe it has a positive effect, and half the people who used it, use almost every day. In fact, of the 2,400 CBD users studied, 42% reported they gave up their prescription drugs completely.
The World Health Organization, (WHO), found in their 2018 report, (Source) that there is no public health risk in CBD use, or the potential for abuse. Hemp-based CBD, is non-addictive and can legally contain only miniscule amounts of THC, the element that provides the intoxicating effects in marijuana. Many companies have THC completely removed from their hemp-based CBD products to better fit daily use.
CBD interacts with a person’s endocannabinoid system, which regulates numerous bodily functions. However, the endocannabinoid system can be compromised as we get older, or as it is subjected to stressors, injury, and illness. CBD is a natural, plant-based, anti- inflammatory that can positively influence things like sleep, pain, mood and appetite.
These functions, when in balance, all contribute to “homeostasis,” which refers to the stability of your internal environment.
Whether you struggle from social anxiety, work hassles, pain, or if you have trouble sleeping; hemp-based CBD products like tinctures, mints, and gummies can help ease your tensions. CBD can be used outside these common ailments too, like after an intense workout where your body and mind are left feeling drained, or even infused in a water- soluble lubricant for heightened sexual fulfillment. You can check out all these products and others made by my own company at Outandaboutcbd.com. We provide all the information to help you better understand hemp CBD and start your journey to wellness. Natural ingredients are our priority, so we ensure all our products are sourced from US farms employing organic practices, and are further tested by third-party labs.
With the daily life challenges we continue to face, we all deserve a chance at living a more happy and full life. I believe that CBD is one of the most important natural wellness products to come along in many decades and I want to share its benefits with my community.
With PRIDE coming up and the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, ‘Out and About CBD’ is including a free Rainbow Mask with each $25 purchase, while supplies last. I can tell you, I have tried the gummies, the mints, the massage oil, and yes, even the lubricant. The products so exactly what they say. The gummies have helped me to be less anxious during this pandemic, the mints have helped me to unwind at night for sleep, and the massage oil has helped with aches and pains from working out a little more these days. They even have a product for dogs!
Also, the name may be Out and About but I know this brand is for everyone! I am looking forward to trying other products from the ‘Out and About CBD‘ line and will wear my mask proudly during pride season and whenever I need to wear it. Check them out for yourself and let me know what YOU think!