Tuesday, March 31, 2020

CBD Oil – What is this new product?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, as it is commonly known, is a natural product derived from hemp. CBD oil has become a popular product in recent times, and it is touted as a cure for everything from acne to anxiety, however there are no FDA approved studies to prove these claims.

Hemp contains cannabidiol that is related to marijuana, but it has none of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which are the components that induce a high. CBD and THC are related compounds in the cannabinoid family, and for a long time, they were treated as the same by the FDA. That changed in December 2015 when the FDA reclassified CBD and THC – the active compounds in hemp and marijuana.

Another similar compound is Hemp oil, which is made from the seeds of the hemp plant. Hemp oil is free from both THC and CBD and is an excellent oil for the skin and cooking. Hemp oil is a popular ingredient in moisturizers and soaps. It is often used as a carrier in CBD products.

Many manufacturers, such as theviolettacompany.com are making a variety of different products with CBD included. We explore below what CBD oil is.

What can contain CBD?

There is a multitude of products that now contain CBD. From straight CBD oil to moisturizers.

CBD oil can be in the form of capsules or be added to food products for easier ingestion.

Capsules are a much more regulated dose – a specific amount of CBD oil is put into an easily digestible oil in a soft capsule. A consumer can buy these capsules in boxes or in bottles. The manufacturer puts a suggested dosage on the outside label. Capsules are easy to swallow and convenient to use.

A tincture is CBD mixed with a fractionated oil or another solvent. Tinctures are taken in drops. Tinctures can come with marked droppers to make dosing easier, but one drop is not necessarily the same size as another drop, making tinctures more challenging to be accurate with.

CBD is available as a gel, cream, and oil. This makes it easy to use for pain relief in specific areas. A cooling gel, for example, will provide relief for back pain sufferers who can rub a small amount on the site of pain.

Some companies are experimenting with CBD containing moisturizers to help people with skin problems. While there are no specific studies as to whether CBD does help with problems such as acne, studies are showing that it can help with inflammation and pain, therefore helping issues such as acne and rosacea.

FDA recommendations

The FDA states that products containing CBD are classified as supplements and labeled accordingly with precise dosage and ingredients on the back label. They state that CBD is not a cure for specific diseases and should not be sold as such. While there are no recommended manufacturing standards, many companies are following their own high standards to ensure that a quality product is shipped out to consumers.

Friday, March 20, 2020

5 Tips for Corporate Event Catering

Planning a corporate event can be daunting, especially if you have a number of guests to impress. One of the most important aspects of any corporate event to think about and start planning well in advance is that of the catering. Here are some tips to help you get it right.

1. Investigate dietary restrictions and preferences

To ensure that you cater to everyone’s needs, it is essential that you chat to your guests individually about any dietary restrictions or preferences they may have. It is highly likely that there will be a few vegans and vegetarians in the mix, along with guests who only eat Halal or Kosher food.

From a preferences perspective, a good idea is to simply ask your guests to tell you their favorite food vs. their least favorite food. This will allow you to effectively plan the menu so that there will be something available for everybody to enjoy.

2. Type of catering

The type of corporate event that you will be hosting will play a huge role in the type of catering you should provide, as will the theme. For example, if you are hosting an awards ceremony or a boxing fundraising event, then a classic sit-down meal will fit in nicely. However, if you’re hosting an end-of-year celebration or something that involves more standing than sitting, you might want to consider platters and finger foods. Also, keep in mind that the majority of sit-down meals will be more expensive than finger foods.

Tying in the food with the underlying theme of the event is always a special touch that gets the attendees’ attention as well.

3. Pay equal attention to the drinks
While the quality and quantity of the food is of great importance at a corporate event, drinks are equally as important if you are to keep your guests happy throughout. The best way to ensure that the drinks keep flowing is to hire corporate bartenders. These bartenders have been effectively trained to keep up with the pace and will always go out of their way to keep your guests smiling and properly ‘watered.’

4. Consider the time of year

You can save yourself a lot of money by catering according to the specific time of year. Opt for menu items, platters, and finger foods that embrace seasonal ingredients. These seasonal ingredients are sure to come with a much more attractive price tag, especially if you will be utilizing them in bulk.

5. Presentation is key

Ultimately, it doesn’t matter how mouth-wateringly delicious the food is if it has been poorly presented. Be sure to ask each potential caterer to provide you with a visual representation of how you can expect the catering to look on the day or evening of the event to avoid any unpleasant surprises. If you would like the food presented in a specific way, give the caterers enough time to perfect this ahead of the event.

With the right food and drinks working in your favor, you can be 100% sure that your corporate event will go down a treat.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Smartphone Cases You Want

This month is my birthday and I am considering buying a new cell phone. I'm thinking about getting a Samsung Galaxy. That would be really awesome! And you know what that means? It means that I would also need to get a new smartphone case.

 I am really happy that after some online research I was able to find  some very nice phone covers on a cool website. The website is called Supcase. On their website, you can find many different phone cases. Like the one pictured below. I really like the looks of this smartphone cover.  Don't you think this one looks great? My favorite color is purple so I can't wait to get a new smartphone case from Supcase.

As you know it is important to really have protective phone cases for our phones. That is why I am glad I was able to find out about these phone covers. They do drop tests on their smart phone cases and they pass the test, and are considered some of the best cases. They are ultimate in drop proof protection.. Supcase also has great prices on their phone cases. Because they don't want you to break the bank to get you the protection you need. And all cases come with a 1 year warranty!

The one I'm considering buying shown above is made out of unbending polycarbonate and shock-absorbing TPU. And has 360 degree casing, protecting from drops, bumps and impact. It has a lot of other features that I love too! 

So check them out now for yourself!