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Frome pub landlord John Bergl on beating arthritis pain



A RESTAURANT owner who suffered from excruciating joint pain that drove him to tears climbing stairs says a dietary supplement changed his life.

John Bergl swallowed nine strong codeine pain relievers a day to treat chronic arthritis in his knee and other pains from an athletic life.

Sixteen-hour days in the busy The Mill at Rode pub and restaurant in Frome left him in excruciating pain.

But John, 63, says he “got his life back” when he started using CBD oil, a dietary supplement made from the cannabis plant.

He says he is now reaping the benefits of the natural substance and that it also contributes to better sleep.

It even changed its mindset about going under the knife in knee replacement surgery.

John said, “I was skeptical when I tried CBD because I really thought it was snake oil.

“I couldn’t imagine how it could be the miracle that people were claiming.

“I have a very high pain threshold, but on a particularly bad day, when I had to cry every step of the stairs, I thought, ‘What do I have to lose?’

“I started taking Goodbody Max 20% Peppermint CBD Oil Drops from – after three days I stopped taking codeine and tramadol, which I rely on for uninterrupted sleep a few nights a week would have.”

CBD, or cannabidiol, is a powerful plant extract that has gained popularity due to its reported ability to address a wide variety of health and wellbeing issues.

The legal natural ingredient is also present in the human body, but unlike its other cannabinoid, THC, it does not produce the psychoactive effects that the high experiences in cannabis users.

John says the effect it has had on his daily life is amazing, adding, “In the six months since I started taking CBD, I haven’t been pain free, but my pain level has decreased by 80% after just taking two doses of pain medication.

“I also fall asleep much faster. When I woke up at night, I used to read for two hours before I managed to get up again.

“Now I only take two or three drops of CBD oil and fall asleep again before I’ve read two pages.”

The sports fan who once turned down attempts at Manchester City and is an avid tennis player had his knee cartilage trimmed when the problem first emerged.

He also had cortisone injections, but none of them solved the problem and he kept having severe pain in the joint.

Further tests revealed that it was arthritis and that he has been on the waiting list for a knee replacement for two years.

But he says that CBD has slightly changed his attitude towards immersion.

He added, “If I were at the top of the list tomorrow, I wouldn’t be rushing because I had no side effects while it was imperative before.

“I am now evangelical about the benefits of CBD and recommend that anyone considering giving Goodbody CBD a try.

“I have already recommended it to two people – one is in pain and the other is a former nurse with fibromyalgia who has not been able to leave the house for two years without high doses of morphine. Both are now complete CBD converts like me. ”

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Comparing THC compounds: What we know about THC-O versus delta-9 & delta-8



THC-O-acetate is even stronger than regular THC. Here’s what you need to know to try it safely.

From Delta-8 to Delta-10, cannabinoids made from hemp have a moment. And now there’s a new kid on the block that’s about to be taken over: THC-O. But while the Deltas are gentler versions of the classic THC or Delta-9 of cannabis fame, THC-O can be three times more potent than its mainstream cousin.

Because it is made from hemp, THC-O has a different legal status than cannabis products, especially in many states that do not yet have a recreational market. That being said, there is still some debate over whether THC-O is “synthetic THC” under federal law, which is still a controlled substance and illegal, even if it’s made from hemp. So proceed with caution.

We are still learning a lot about THC-O, although there is research on it that dates back to the 1940s. As its popularity grows, it’s important to keep up with the facts – and how to find safe, effective, and reputable products.


Meet THC-O, a hemp-derived compound that is three times stronger than THC

Here’s what we know about THC-O, and how to make sure it’s from a trusted source before trying it out.

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What is THC-O and where does it come from?

The full name of THC-O is THC-O-acetate, and the earliest research we have on it dates back to American military experiments involving non-lethal incapacitated agents in the 1940s. Researchers tested the compound on dogs. At the end of the experiment, the dogs had clearly lost control of their motor skills.

In order to obtain THC-O from hemp, CBD is first converted into Delta-8 or a similar THC modification. But it goes one step further. Adding acetic anhydride to the mixture turns it into an acetate – especially THC-O.

But don’t try this at home! Acetic anhydride is highly corrosive and flammable and is dangerous to your health, safety and the environment unless it is manufactured in a strictly controlled laboratory environment. This is one of several reasons why you should only buy THC-O if you know it is from a reputable source.

How do you take THC-O?

When it’s done, THC-O-acetate is a kind of thick brown liquid. You can take it in a vape cartridge, tincture, or edible. It takes about 20-30 minutes for it to set in.

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How does THC-O feel? How is it different from Delta-8, -9 and -10?

Delta-8 and Delta-10 are both milder and generally less intoxicating than regular Delta-9 THC. Delta-8 is known for its more sedative effects, while Delta-10 has a reputation for being a more active, sativa-like high.

THC-O is significantly stronger than not only Delta-8 and -10, but also normal THC. Some users have reported a more spiritual high with powerful effects that can even border on hallucinogenic effects. As with any drug, the effects and tolerability vary from person to person.

How to Buy THC-O Safely

Because THC-O is largely unregulated, buying THC-O from a mysterious source carries many risks. Cannabis researcher James Stephens told Leafly that sometimes producers don’t even know or claim they don’t know what’s in their own product: “I ask, ‘What’s the rest?” And they say,’ We don’t know. ‘ .. That’s what usually ends the conversation. “

There’s also the possibility that THC-O-Oil contains toxic additives – and we’ve already seen sketchy additives cause serious health problems. Since it’s so much stronger than other forms of THC, you’ll want accurate potency most of all.

You want to buy from a company that is completely transparent, with clear laboratory results and a high level of responsibility towards its customers. five has been making trustworthy, transparent, full-spectrum products that combine CBD with other beneficial hemp compounds for years, and they were one of the first companies to offer products with Delta-9 and Delta-10. They know how to make perfect blends of cannabinoids – and they have experience making them safely, with the consumer’s experience in mind. They even offer certificates of analysis from third party laboratories so you know what it says on the bottle matches the contents of the product.

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five has worked hard to develop THC-O products that meet their high standards. Right now, you can get to know them through their fan favorite offers – and if THC-O appeals to you, you know you have a producer you can trust for a great experience.

At the moment five has a special offer for Leafly readers. Click the link below to try a full size product for free. You only pay for shipping and five covers the rest.

Daily buzz gummies: Five’s flagship gummies are both delicious and powerful, with a full range of beneficial botanicals and 5 mg of Delta-9 THC per gummy bear. Like all of their gummies, they’re vegan too. * Availability is subject to local laws.

Sleeping rubbers: Five’s Recovery Gums add the natural sleep aid melatonin to their perfect blend of hemp cannabinoids – with up to six times more cannabinoids than other brands.

THC + CBD liquid capsules: Get all of the benefits of full-spectrum hemp in one easy-to-use capsule with CBD, THC, CBN, and CBC.

Full spectrum THC + CBD chocolate: For a more luxurious edible experience, five offers their signature blend of cannabinoids in two chocolate flavors: milk chocolate and dark sea salt chocolate.

Full spectrum THC + CBD oil: It all started with this oil. Two flavors of tinctures, citrus and mint chocolate, are packed full of CBD, THC, CBN, CBC, and terpenes.

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Interview: Meet the doctor helping people eat cleaner in the pork-loving Czech Republic



Have you ever tried something new and discovered a new way of life? For the researcher Dr. Simon Weissenberger, PhD, moving temporarily to Prague to complete a Masters degree has turned into a life changing event, both personally and professionally.

Dr. Weissenberger is now doing research on the endocannabinoid system (ECS), a complex body system that helps regulate a variety of functions and processes, including mood, sleep, memory and appetite. While research was originally related to cannabis use and the effects of THC on the body, scientists are now investigating other ways in which the ECS is critical to overall health, and how to use it for overall wellbeing and health is working.

He is also a researcher and PhD supervisor in the First Faculty of Medicine at Charles University and Chief Scientific Officer at Endoverse, a UK-based organization specializing in endocannabinology public education and clinical services based on a systemic, inclusive approach to human health.

We recently met with Dr. Weissenberger talked about his exciting research, Endoverse’s expansion to Prague, and how expats can take steps to improve their health while living in the Czech capital.

What is your background and what made you study the endocannabinoid system?

My background is in medical psychology and my major study was attention deficit / hyperactivity disorder in adults and its connection to lifestyle. As far as the ECS is concerned, I was particularly woken up by the fact that we often skimmed it over or treated it very superficially in school.

It was strange to me to read that the ECS controls most of our physiological functions and yet we haven’t learned more about it. This is mainly because the ECS is a relatively new discovery in medicine, although it is currently considered the most important system in the body as it is responsible for regulating almost all functions.

What made you move to Prague and work at Charles University?

I was admitted to a Masters in Clinical Counseling Psychology from La Salle University in Philadelphia and didn’t want to live in Philly. The school then had two international Masters programs – one in Greece and the other in Prague. I had signed up for the Athens program in the hope of enjoying the Mediterranean life with good food and sunny weather, but unfortunately this program was canceled due to the economic crisis in Greece at the time. I decided to try a place that I never really heard or knew a lot about, which is Prague.

When I moved here, it was very difficult for me to get used to the culture and the food.

For example, I was really shocked at how calm and reserved people were in the subway and how lack of eye contact on the street. After all, we had a visiting professor from Charles University who led a seminar with which I got along quite well. We started talking about the new PhD program in Medical Psychology and Psychopathology and finally I got into the program and completed my PhD, where I also met my Czech partner and the rest, as they say, is history!

For those who don’t know, what exactly is the endocannabinoid system?

Put simply, the ECS is one of the most important systems in your body that few talk about! The ECS has receptors all over the body and the primary ones are called CB1 and CB2. Functions such as thermoregulation or maintaining body temperature, hunger and cravings are all regulated and depend on the ECS.

The ECS is either activated or inhibited by so-called agonists or antagonists – and these can be activated by certain foods that we eat or by exercise. Since we have CB receptors all over our body and brain, it also regulates inflammatory responses, either to ignite or inhibit inflammation.

What role does it play in our body and why is it important?

One of the main messages we want to convey at Endoverse is that in our fast-paced society, most of us live with an over-activated CB1 receptor and this can be caused by stress, overstimulation, overstimulation and poor diet. What we need to do together is realize what is really important in life, slow down a bit, and enjoy life more.

Taking into account the typical local diet, what small changes can the expats living here make to really improve the endocannabinoid system?

The ideal is to add more real and whole foods like raw vegetables and add healthy fatty acid oils like hemp seeds, walnuts and olives. The ECS is also affected by various foods such as spices with chili peppers, ginger, cinnamon, and pepper, which also affect the ECS. Unfortunately, the typical Czech diet is not always the best for this, as it is filled with meat and fried foods.

Prague, on the other hand, has lots of great farmers markets that have plenty of clean organic options for those looking to add more whole foods to their diet. Personally, I recommend readers avoid pork as it has been linked to inflammation and moderate beer consumption, although hops have a strong impact on ECS. The alcohol, on the other hand, can be harmful to general health.

Besides diet, what else can someone do to improve their ECS?

The idea is to balance the ECS and for that we don’t just need food. Exercise and sun exposure are beneficial, a walk in the country is recommended, and it is advisable to take time to relax. Prague is a very green city with lots of parks, so it shouldn’t be difficult to regularly escape into nature, with a great park like Stromovka for jogging or cycling. Things like meditation and mindfulness are very helpful.

If someone wants to incorporate CBD oil into their health / wellness routine, they might be tempted to just go to the nearest store and buy what they can find there. What better way to do this?

Unfortunately, the CBD and cannabis industries have lagged behind the curve in using evidence-based approaches in their products. To take an example, most CBD companies heavily promote “full spectrum” products, thinking and misleading their customers to believe that buying an oil that contains a variety of other herbal cannabinoids such as CBG and small amounts of THC, CBD contains better than pure CBD extracts along with healthy fats.

One of my colleagues helped Good Fats (Hodne Tuky) develop an effective ECS balancing formula, available with or without CBD. This is a high omega-3 and vitamin D3 hemp seed oil. This can be taken alone or as a potent vector where you can take any CBD oil with you to increase its bioavailability. In this case, the CBD works synergistically with the healthy fats and the D3. In addition, the basic omega and D3 oil contains all of your endocannabinoids in one bottle, the body’s own endocannabinoids are always more important than CBD or other phytochemicals.

What else does Endoverse offer?

At Endoverse Solutions, we provide advice and training for companies involved in CBD to improve their products and take a science-based approach that includes the endocannabinoid system.

As someone whose research focuses on wellbeing, what advice would you give expats in Prague trying to lead a healthier lifestyle in Prague?

Aside from the long-term Covid issues some people experience, the lockdown has caused many psychological problems such as higher levels of anxiety, depression, and addiction. My recommendation is to practice self-care to identify stressors in your life and seek psychological counseling if necessary.

Since the ECS depends primarily on lifestyles such as diet, I recommend looking for a balanced omega-6-3 ratio by incorporating healthier fats into your diet such as hemp seed oil, walnut oil, olive oil and, if necessary, omega supplements.

The Czech Republic has some beautiful nature to explore in the form of national parks and reserves and when in Prague there is Stromovka Park, Kunratice Les and Letna, to name a few.

This article was written in collaboration with Puurex as / Endoverse. Read more about our partner content guidelines here.

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UNBS CBD Gummies Review – Gummy That Works Worth Buying?



Whether you’re getting carried away with anxiety or battling painful lumps, CBD can help you. Made from hemp, this natural compound is known for its anti-anxiety and anti-inflammatory properties, making it an ideal treatment for those overly stressed out. To get a little bit of relaxation, try CBD gums for a sweet treat.

CBD is widely used, a wonderful natural remedy for stress, anxiety, and a wide variety of ailments and diseases. Taking your daily dose of CBD is easy with CBD gums that are delicious too. The ingredients contain significant amounts of CBD and are of the highest quality in order to provide customers with the best possible product.

To find good rubber products, one just has to know what and how to look for them when shopping. Natural cultivation, clean extraction and high-quality ingredients are important aspects of high-quality brands. Nonetheless, UNBS has released a CBD gum product advertised as a single dose of 25 mg and made from 100% organic ingredients.

The UNBS Tropical CBD Gummies brand is attracting attention for its creative formulation. The fruits in these gums are known for their antioxidant properties and high vitamin C content.

What are the top facts you should know about UNBS CBG gums before deciding to buy them? Regarding this UNBS CBD Gum Review, you will know everything you need to know about such a CBD formula before making your decision.

Let’s begin!

What are UNBS CBD gummies?

UNBS CBD Gummies are a supplement made from natural, effective, and powerful ingredients to produce results. UNBS CBD gums are known for their numerous health benefits, but this one in particular offers a wide variety of uses in just one day. It comes in the form of rubbers that are easy to use. In addition, you benefit from numerous health benefits from a single product. The formula of CBD is beneficial thanks to its composition that helps perfect your brain. The various fruit rings are added to improve the digestive power of the UNBS Tropical CBD gummies, which have excellent CBD. In order to achieve good functionality, the watermelon and peach rings are provided with just the right amount of CBD. The product is manufactured in the United States according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) regulations. The cultivation of the dietary supplement takes place in the United States and produces safe and positive results.

How does UNBS CBD work?

The UNBS CBD Gummies formula helps stimulate the endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS is used to regulate a wide variety of functions and thus contributes to the smooth functioning of the body. You don’t have to worry about getting high or experiencing psychoactive effects while taking UNBS CBD gummies. Gummies interact with receptors in different areas of the body to improve performance. The medicine strengthens the immune system and the nervous system. The UNBS CBD Gummies are designed to help the body regulate its ECS and reduce various diseases by interacting with cannabinoids in plants.

UNBS CBD Ingredients:

UNBS CBD gummies are made only from natural ingredients and are therefore completely safe. Most of the ingredients in the supplement come from hemp plant compounds. CBD is the main ingredient, and watermelon and peach rings are added to make the best product that should be used all the time. Overall, it is a safe product that is good for your health and wellbeing as it increases your mental wellbeing.

CBD: The CBD extract is a cannabinoid-based extract of the cannabis sativa plant and is excellent for health. The main functions of CBD are to relieve pain and reduce stress.

Hemp oil: The gummies formula contains hemp, a herbal and medicinal plant. Creating a mixed mix with the right proportions is overall functional and helpful.

UNBS CBD benefits:

Advertised benefits of UNBS CBD gummies include:

  • UNBS claims that CBD gums can stimulate the body’s anti-inflammatory response, thus helping to manage chronic pain.
  • UNBS CBD gummies help with mobility, joint health and flexibility when taken regularly.
  • This edible gum is said to relieve stress and anxiety by improving the body’s mood pattern.
  • They also help you sleep better and reduce symptoms of depression and bipolar disorder.
  • In order for your neurological system to function as it should, you must take the UNBS CBD gummies regularly.
  • This will reduce the cognitive degeneration that results from aging.
  • This can also help improve memory, reduce the chance of migraines and headaches, and increase concentration.

As this is a relatively new product and formula on the market, it has not yet been proven how effective the UNBS CBD gums are to this day.

Guidelines for the buyer:

Also mentioned earlier, UNBS CBD gummies are made entirely from natural ingredients and come in a gummy form that is incredibly delicious. UNBS CBD gummies are recommended for daily use with one gummy bear per day due to the effective serving size of 25 mg. They are easy to use because you can take them with you whenever you want. As for ingestion, however, you need to do it as recommended to avoid possible side effects. This dietary supplement should not be used if you are taking other medications or have any health condition that previously made you sick. If this situation arises, consult a doctor to learn how to incorporate this nutritional supplement into your routine.

Where can you buy UNBS CBD gummies:

Only those who shop from the UNBS official website can buy UNBS CBD gums. It is nowhere to be found in local or online pharmacies. So buy it from the official website (insert affiliate link here). Counterfeit goods are commonplace because so many people are selling them. Enter all of the requested information, then press Submit. The products will be sent to you immediately. You have two months to try CBD gummies risk-free as the company believes they will work for you.

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The popularity of UNBS CBD gums is well deserved. They’re more than just a therapeutic candy – they’re a traditional top choice that comes in many different fruity flavors. Important factors are determining your ideal daily intake of CBD. The age, weight, condition, and bioavailability of your CBD gum product all affect the factors. Although it will take some time and testing to determine the appropriate dosage for your specific needs, the benefits are substantial. With UNBS CBD Gummies there are no side effects to fear, as all ingredients are extracted from the earth with a cannabis plant and are completely safe.

That being said, it’s high time you tried UNBS CBD gummies!

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