Weight Gain and Obesity

Metabolic syndrome is a health condition that raises your risk for diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and other health problems. It causes weight gain, particularly around the waistline, increases triglyceride levels, and raises blood pressure. These are all risk factors for chronic illness that include diabetes, strokes and cardiovascular disease. Researchers studied the effects of Hemp Extract on immature fat cells to explore potential benefits for the treatment and prevention of obesity. Th...


Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affects more than 2 million Americans. It develops in response to a shocking, frightening, or dangerous event. Although our active-duty military and veterans represent the lion’s share of PTSD cases, PTSD also affects police officers, firefighters, EMS personnel, victims of dangerous crimes such as rape, and people who have been involved in accidents and catastrophic natural disasters.


Sleep Disorders

Insomnia is a major heath problem. In the United States, some 70 million people suffer from insomnia, insufficient sleep or other sleep disorders.


Stress - More science-backed evidence for the use of hemp extract

Your body contains an elaborate master communication system called the endocannabinoid System (ECS). Of all the systems regulated by the ECS, its role in regulating stress is one of the most important.


Choosing The Best Hemp Products

As Hemp Extract products become more widely known and appreciated, many more formulations are entering the marketplace. While there are now a variety of choices, the question is always, “Which ones are really the best?” In sorting through the many options, it is important to look for these three factors: bioavailability the source of the hemp plant the extraction method What Is Bioavailability? Bioavailability is the proportion of the active ingredients that is absorbed and utilized by the...


The Impact to You of Bioavailability

The hard truth of vitamins, supplements and medicine is that only a portion of what you swallow actually ends up in your bloodstream where it can change your health.


Hemp Extract vs Marijuana

There is a lot of confusion around this topic and this blog is going to address the main difference between Hemp and Marijuana.


How to Use Hemp Oil

If you’re struggling with pain, inflammation, stress, or anxiety, pure hemp extract can stimulate healthy communication between your nervous, circulatory, lymphatic, and digestive systems. Here’s how to use hemp oil to create pathways for the body to heal itself. How Much Hemp Oil Should I Take? Finding Your Dose The bottle you purchased shows a recommended serving of 2 milliliters. However, hemp extract is more like food than medicine. The exact amount to take isn’t an exact science. Every...


Seven Ways to Identify a High-Grade Hemp Extract

The internet and media are chock full of claims about hemp extract thanks to federal and state laws. Consumers are now faced with an onslaught of choices for hemp extract products. As an unregulated industry, the medical claims made by supplement makers are basically on the honor system. Unfortunately, most hemp extract products aren’t what they claim to be. So, how do you know if a hemp extract is high-grade? With a little research, you can find answers to these seven questions. How to Ident...


Are Hemp-Infused Products a Modern-Day Snake Oil?

Hemp-infused products and CBD have been all the rage lately, particularly in the alternative medicine field. Extracted from cannabis sativa, this powerful healing, non-psychoactive plant is capable of restoring balance and harmony throughout the body without any known side-effects. But is it just snake-oil or the real deal? Is there a difference between hemp extract products and hemp-infused products? Most products stating “hemp-infused” are adding hemp as a by-product. That typically means ...


Why The FDA Warned Against Colloidal Silver

Optivida Health sells nano-silver products that are patented, safe, and proven effective in university studies. If you’re like many of our customers, you’re curious about the differences between our nano-silver and colloidal silver, which is widely sold and used. FDA Warnings Against Colloidal Silver In 1999, The FDA warned that colloidal silver isn’t safe or effective for treating any disease or condition. If silver has been used for thousands of years, why would the FDA warn against it? Fi...