About a year ago I had a conversation with a friend who was telling me that, as much as she loves summer, she was dreading the onset of warmer weather. You see, she had a fungus growing in and around two of her toenails. Those nails were thick and yellow, to the point where she was embarrassed to take off her shoes in public.
With so many prescription and non-prescription treatments out there, it’s hard to know how to treat this type of fungus. One option for her was to go to her primary care physician, who might prescribe an oral antifungal drug. But those drugs can cause side effects like skin rashes or liver damage. Plus, she’d very likely need occasional blood tests to see how she’s doing with the drugs.
On the non-prescription side, much has been written about products containing harsh chemicals that can make toes look and feel worse instead of better.
The Ultimate Goal: Healthy, New Growth from the Nail Bed
“So what can I do about my toenails?” she asked. She knew I developed natural products and thought I might have a solution. I talked to her about diet; staying away from deep fried foods, having fresh fruit and vegetables every day, if possible. I suggested she visit a good chiropractor or massage therapist to help with circulation to the lower extremities. She said she’s done most of that and would like something topical.
It was at that moment I decided to create ToelievaTM, a liquid solution that fights fungal growth on the cuticles and skin around and beneath the toenail, while creating a beneficial environment for healthy, new growth from the nail bed. I wanted our new product to be 100% natural and safe, and for the formula and method of application to meet 3 key criteria. These criteria are good reasons to try Toelieva for your own toenail fungus, or recommend it to a relative or friend:
Effective, All-Natural Ingredients – Our new product contains Undecylenic Acid, which scientists and others believe to be an essential ingredient for fighting fungus, and we provide it to you in a powerful FDA-established maximum strength of 25%. Another key ingredient, Organic Olive Oil, nourishes your damaged skin around the new nails as they grow and return to normal.
Easy to Apply – With our brush applicator, you can easily coat the cuticle and skin around the nail (and between the toes, if needed), then massage Toelieva in lightly to help with absorption. The best time to apply is right after a shower.
Ample Supply to Get You through Treatment – While affected toes should start to look better within a week or so, total nail restoration can take up to 4-6 months. So, it’s important to be patient and apply Toelieva daily. With our large 2 oz. bottle, you should have plenty of product to last throughout the course of treatment.
So How Did My Friend Do with Toelieva?
I’m happy to report that, as one of the first to try Toelieva, she’s ecstatic. She says the skin around her nails and cuticles looked decidedly better after a week of applying it every day. At that time, she went for a pedicure, and when the polish was stripped away after several more weeks of daily applications, her nails appeared even healthier. Last time I spoke with her she was headed to the beach for the weekend and not at all concerned about people seeing her toenails.
With Toelieva, you can have healthy looking toenails again without the use of oral antifungal drugs or harsh chemicals. And while getting to the finish line won’t happen overnight, I’m confident that, just like my friend, with slow but steady progress you can have your nails looking their best.
With all the publicity surrounding the advent of cannabidiol, or CBD, it’s only natural to ask yourself, “What’s all the excitement about, and why should I add this to my daily regimen?”
I’ve been paying close attention to CBD’s growing popularity, but before we introduced our own brand of CBD products, I wanted to make sure we could provide you with the highest quality offerings available anywhere.
As our team went through the process of determining precisely how we would formulate our products, we were laser-focused on a list of 4 must-have features. Please check them out below, but let’s first look at some reasons why so many people today view CBD supplements as a valuable tool for achieving optimum health.
CBD: An Ever-Evolving Story
As reported in Harvard Medical School’s Harvard Health Blog, “the strongest evidence for (CBD’s) effectiveness is in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes.” This was confirmed in 2018 when “the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions.”1
In addition, perhaps recognizing the perceived value many consumers place on hemp-based supplements, “… states have legalized the sale of CBD oil, which is being used and studied for a range of health problems including: stress, anxiety, joint pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, menstrual cramps, nausea, insomnia, addiction, autism, multiple sclerosis and other autoimmune disorders, as well as schizophrenia. The oil may also have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.”2
CBD is still relatively new, and our knowledge of its effectiveness for the conditions mentioned above is an ever-evolving story. But it’s hard to ignore the increasing number of people across the U.S. and around the world that are citing positive results.
What CBD Users Are Saying
Generally, CBD users report feeling calmer and more at ease. Their blood pressure normalizes. Pain subsides. Sleep, digestion and circulation improve. People’s immune systems get stronger, and they feel happier and more content. More specifically, here are some favorable reviews posted by CBD users on WebMD3:
“I take CBD oil to help with chronic pain and it has changed my life! If I forget to take it for a day I can really feel how much worse my pain is.”
“For me, CBD simply takes away my anxiety completely. It is incredible. It doesn’t necessarily make you feel relaxed, and certainly doesn’t make you high or anything, it just makes you not anxious anymore.”
“I have been using this for pain from arthritis and have had amazing results.”
“I can’t say enough about CBD. After going to several different neurologists who kept prescribing anti-seizure meds which did not work, we began using CBD oil which provided almost instant relief.”
“I use CBD oil to help relieve pain from neuropathy.”
Our 4 Essential Product Features
Here’s the list of features I referred to earlier, along with reasons why you should insist on them as you navigate the maze of CBD products on the market today:
Full Spectrum CBD Hemp Oil Extract – CBD is just one of many cannabinoids, and “full spectrum hemp extract” means the product contains a complete array of both cannabinoids and terpenes, compounds that work together to produce an “entourage effect” that helps bring our bodies’ systems into balance.
Subcritical CO2 Extraction – This unique manufacturing process makes the entourage effect possible. Subcritical means there’s no heat used during extraction, which enables all the powerful compounds – CBD, other cannabinoids and terpenes – to survive and have a positive impact on your health. Contrast that with the other popular method, supercritical CO2 extraction, which preserves only the CBD.
Grown in the USA – Specific standards as set forth in the 2014 and 2018 Farm Bills passed by Congress are required for legally growing, cultivating and producing industrial hemp plants. To ensure that these standards are met, it’s best to use CBD-based products from manufacturers located in the USA.
Independent Lab-Tested – A 2017 study from the University of Pennsylvania found that nearly 70% of CBD products sold online did not contain the concentration of CBD oil listed on the label. The team also reported that several products analyzed contained significant amounts of THC.4 That’s why it’s important to choose CBD products that are tested by a third-party lab to verify that what’s stated on the label is accurate.
3 CBD Products with All These Features
I insist that any CBD product that carries the Baar logo have all of these important features. To learn more about our current offerings, click on any of the links below. Each product listing contains additional information on how plant-based cannabinoids and terpenes work together to help regulate the body’s homeostasis, or general state of balance. And please contact us with any additional questions.
1 “Cannabidiol (CBD) – What We Know and What We Don’t,” Peter Grinspoon, M.D., Harvard Medical School, Harvard Health Blog, Health.harvard.edu/blog/cannabidiol-cbd-what-we-know-and-what-we-don’t (downloaded April 24, 2019).
2 “Using CBD Oil for Pain Relief?,” Ask Dr. Weil, Andrew Weil, M.D., Oct. 19, 2018, Drweil.com/vitamins-supplements-herbs/herbs/using-cbd- oil-for-pain-relief/ (downloaded April 24, 2019).
3 “User Reviews & Ratings – Cannabidiol,” WebMD, webmd.com/vitamins-supplements/ingredientreview-1439-CANNABIDIOL.aspx?drugid=1439&drugname=CANNABIDIOL&pageIndex=1&sortby=3&conditionFilter=-500 (downloaded April 30, 2019).
4 “Penn Study Shows Nearly 70 Percent of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online Are Mislabeled,” press release, Penn Medicine News (Nov. 7, 2017).
Disclaimer: These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Hemp has been grown and used for thousands of years as a food, medicine, and fiber for textiles, paper and manufacturing. It is a nutritious plant rich in Omega fatty acids, healthy fats, minerals, vitamins and proteins. Research on it is currently ongoing for its potential anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and pain relieving properties.
While Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant species, Cannabis sativa, they are distinctly different plants. The most important difference to note is that marijuana contains tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”). THC is the compound responsible for the psychoactive properties of the plant. Hemp, on the other hand, is extremely low in THC. By legal definition, it cannot have more than 0.3 percent tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in it.
Hemp seed oil’s unique nutritional content offer numerous health benefits. Its unique composition of Omega fatty acids moisturize and nourish skin, promote healthy looking hair, relieve dry, flaking scalp, support heart health, and provide excellent nutrition for the eyes and brain… and more. Discover its advantages for mind and body health!
Want simple skin care with rejuvenating results? Our organic Hemp Oil can simplify your routine. It’s lightweight, non-greasy and won’t clog pores. Apply to dry skin, ragged cuticles, tame split ends and keep hair hydrated with a little help from nature.
I grew up dealing with allergies to ragweed and have studied the Ragweed plant for many years, including the optimum growing conditions and optimum area to grow a consistent crop. I am fascinated by this lowly plant and the benefits we can obtain from its proper application. In my research I have determined there are a few ways to acquire the benefits this plant’s constituents have to offer. One is through a tincture. Another is through a tea (a different milder species) and the other is via a capsule. It is the Ragweed capsule that we are excited to introduce to you today.
There is no other product like this in the world.
There is no other product like this in the world. We are able now to capsule fresh handpicked young Ragweed Ambrosia Leaves. Each vegetable capsule contains 420 mg of these young fresh leaves from the Ragweed plant. Locally grown and locally harvested. The tender leaves of the Ragweed plant are handpicked and then they are carefully dried in our special facility. Most importantly, we harvest our Ragweed at a particular time of the year to be sure the plant has not grown out of our quality specifications. After we inspect the plants and judge their quality, we harvest and dry the tender leaves. Because these procedures are meticulous, and because of the current size of our crop, we have a limited supply available. Don’t miss out.
In Greek mythology ambrosia is considered the food of the Gods, and whether they are referring to Ragweed or not, we are discovering more benefits from this plant every year. For example, Edgar Cayce (who often referred to ragweed as ambrosia) mentions using it for hay fever, reactions during allergy season, as a liver flush and much more. He states it is excellent for the liver and good for everyone: “This is for anyone! This is the BEST of the vegetable compounds for activities of the liver.” He goes on to state that it “Maintains equilibrium in the pancreas, spleen, liver and hepatic circulation and digestive system as a whole.” He also calls it a non-habit forming mild laxative that will aid in both assimilations and eliminations.
We are proud to introduce to you this remarkable new product.
Have you ever noticed the thin film between the shell and the egg white when you crack a hard-boiled egg? This is the eggshell membrane and it is loaded with joint-cushioning and flexibility enhancing vitamins, amino acids and proteins. While you may want to run to the kitchen to hard boil all of your eggs right now and peel away this membrane, this may not be a realistic method for getting the amount that you need.
It is estimated that 140 million adults in the United States alone suffer from some sort of joint pain. (ie, arthritis, gout, neck or back pain, etc.) A few different studies, using patients with pain and stiffness in their knees, hips, elbows, neck, shoulders and lower back, have proven the effectiveness of Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®). The results of these studies demonstrate that NEM® can help to promote normal joint comfort and flexibility, usually within 7-10 days.*
“Supplementation with NEM produced a significant treatment response at seven days for flexibility and at 30 days for general pain, flexibility and ROM-associated pain.”1 “ROM” stands for “Range-of-Motion”.
“Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) is a possible new effective and safe therapeutic option for the treatment of pain and inflexibility associated with joint and connective tissue (JCT) disorders. Supplementation with NEM 500 mg taken once daily, significantly reduced pain, both rapidly (seven days) and continuously (30 days).”1
“The proprietary study, by Dr. John Berardi, followed 60 adults through a workout program designed to challenge their irritated joint. Participants in the eggshell membrane group reported significantly less joint pain post-exercise following eggshell membrane supplementation when compared to those in the placebo group.”2
Put the Pep back in your Step with flEGGsible!
Nature’s Blessing™’s new Natural Eggshell Membrane (NEM®) supplement, flEGGsible™, naturally contains glucosamine, hyaluronic acid, collagen, chondroitin and more in an easy-to-take capsule. All of these substances help to cushion the joints, promoting ease of movement in your daily activities.
Are you ready to bend, stretch and move with ease? Start supplementing with flEGGsible today!
- Ruff, K. J., DeVore, D. P., Leu, M. D., & Robinson, M. A. (2009). Eggshell membrane: A possible new natural therapeutic for joint and connective tissue disorders. Results from two open-label human clinical studies. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 4, 235–240.
- Berardi, J. Eggshell Membrane Reduces Joint Pain. Precision Nutrition, Inc. http://www.precisionnutrition.com/eggshell-reduces-pain.
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