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As Founders from Colorado, it was important to honor the earth by establishing eco-positive practices, holding product development and supply chain close-in, helping the hemp farmers and spending time with them in the fields bathed in Colorado sunshine.

Plants Over Pills

Pain is the number one reason why people go directly to their doctors for prescription medications or run over to the closest store for over-the-counter (OTC) drugs. These medications are mostly NSAIDs or non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, such as naproxen, high dose aspirin, or ibuprofen. The other medication prescribed for more severe pain are opioids, such as morphine, oxycodone, or hydrocodone.

NSAIDs are the most popular pain-reducing medication, as they reduce inflammation by minimizing pain-nerve stimulation and sensitivity. Anyone who takes NSAIDs may experience some side effects such as: indigestion, headaches, dizziness, and drowsiness. Rare adverse reactions with NSAIDs may be problems with fluid retention, kidneys, liver, heart and circulation.

The risk of heart attack and stroke may also be higher for a person who takes NSAIDs, especially for those who have high risk factors for heart problems. But the biggest side effect in people who take NSAIDs for long-term use or high dosage is the development of peptic ulcers and gastrointestinal bleeding.

Lastly, the most problematic pain-relievers are the opioids. The Opioid Epidemic is a phrase that has unfortunately become very popular, effecting the lives of thousands of Americans each day.

Opioids are prescription or illegal drugs that replicate the pain reducing properties of opium.  The legal painkillers prescribed by doctors are morphine, oxycodone, and hydrocodone, as well as illicit drugs like heroin.  Pharmaceutical companies reassured the medical community that patients would not become addicted to opioid pain relievers in the late 1990s so healthcare providers began to prescribe them at greater rates. However, patients became very dependent on these pills.

The increased prescription of opioid medications led to widespread misuse of both non-prescription and prescription opioids. Because of the addictive properties of opioids, they are commonly sold on the black market and are abused by people of all ages and demographics. The deaths from opioid overdose have been rising as well as the increased incidence of newborns experiencing withdrawal syndrome due to its misuse during pregnancy.

In comes hemp, a cannabis plant that has been used for over 4000 years for its incredible healing and health benefits, from pain-relief and antidepressant, to sleep support and immunity booster.

CBD (cannabidiol), the most prevalent of many beneficial cannabinoids found in hemp plants, is formulated as a topical or ingestible, such as MAKA Recovery Stick (500mg CBD), MAKA Healing Salve (1000mg CBD), MAKA Adaptogen and Immunity Tinctures (3000mg CBD), or the very popular Wellness soft gel capsules at 20mg CBD.  Carefully sourced and selected ingredients are added to our CBD products to enhance the effectiveness of the ant-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of our premium quality CBD oil. There are zero side effects in most people, and extremely minor side effects compared to the NSAIDs. There are no addictive components in hemp CBD like the opioids.

Choose plants over pills for your pain relief and recovery, and choose MAKA Full Spectrum CBD products for simply organic, pure, and potent Plant Medicine.

 

**FDA DISCLAIMER: The statements made regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of these products has not been confirmed by FDA approved research. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

 

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