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A 3-Step Plan to Combat COVID-19 | Corona Virus

With the entire world in a state of “on hold” due to COVID-19, times are stressful—more stressful than usual.

We want to help. At Fusion Farms, we care about the well being of our fellows and want to do everything that we can to improve the situation.

That is why we are offering 30% off all of our CBD products. We want to make it as easy as possible for people to buy and use Fusion CBD products.

Because, let’s face it, though stress is a key factor in survival (you need adrenaline to get away from a tiger chasing you right?), too much stress is not good for your health.

Emotional stress (like the stress everyone in their right mind is experiencing to some degree right now) can weaken the immune system. Emotional stress that hangs around for weeks or months (sound familiar?) can also cause high blood pressure, fatigue, depression, anxiety, and even heart disease.

While on the surface staying home from work may not appear stressful, there is a lot about it that is.

The Stress of Fighting COVID-19 from Home

Staying at home brings its own challenges.

Parents are faced with closed schools. At a time when schools across the country are closed, parents need to somehow keep their kids’ education moving forward, or at least prevent their kids from turning into screen zombies from watching Disney Plus all day. Many parents are doing this on top of figuring out how to work from home.

Stress for people who fall into one of the risk categories for coronavirus. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), based on the limited information they have currently, people at higher risk for COVID-19 include people:

Anyone in one of those categories or who is close to someone who is facing additional stress right now.

Uncertainty for employers and employees: There is an unprecedented level of economic uncertainty as people work from home are unable to work at all, and everyone waits for the world to return to normalcy.

Even with all of the above stress factors, there are many things people can do. We have created a simple, 3-step plan to follow to help you get through this pandemic.

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Step 1: Breath and Relax

First things first, relax.

There are many things you can do to relax. In fact, we recently did an article about 8 things you can do to relieve stress. This article outlines a holistic approach with a variety of options like exercise, meditation, and CBD. You can read the whole article, but for your convenience, we pulled out a few of the most pertinent points.

Consume Items High in Antioxidants

Make sure that while you are at home, you are eating healthily. Harvard Health Publishing report that anxiety may be correlated with lowered antioxidants in the body. So, eating foods high in antioxidants may help ease anxiety.

Foods high in antioxidants include:

Why is it important to avoid getting stressed out?

The last thing we want to do is to stress you out about being stressed out. What we do want to do is give you some good reasons to focus on chilling out and keeping your head.

It is a well-documented fact that excess stress leads to health issues. Stress also does the following.

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Step 2: Do What You Can

Although there are about 35 organizations working hard to develop a vaccine, at present one does not yet exist.

In spite of this, there is actually a TON you can do to keep you and your family safe.

The World Health Organization (WHO) offers this advice.

Wash your hands frequently

Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand rub or wash them with soap and water.

Why? Washing your hands with soap and water or using alcohol-based hand rub kills viruses that may be on your hands.

Maintain social distancing

Maintain at least 1 meter (3 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is coughing or sneezing.

Why? When someone coughs or sneezes they spray small liquid droplets from their nose or mouth which may contain the virus. If you are too close, you can breathe in the droplets, including the COVID-19 virus if the person coughing has the disease.

Avoid touching eyes, nose and mouth

Why? Hands touch many surfaces and can pick up viruses. Once contaminated, hands can transfer the virus to your eyes, nose or mouth. From there, the virus can enter your body and can make you sick.

Practice respiratory hygiene

Make sure you, and the people around you, follow good respiratory hygiene. This means covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when you cough or sneeze. Then dispose of the used tissue immediately.

Why? Droplets spread the virus. By following good respiratory hygiene you protect the people around you from viruses such as cold, flu and COVID-19.

If you have fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical care early

Stay home if you feel unwell. If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing, seek medical attention and call in advance. Follow the directions of your local health authority.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on the situation in your area. Calling in advance will allow your health care provider to quickly direct you to the right health facility. This will also protect you and help prevent the spread of viruses and other infections.

Stay informed and follow the advice given by your healthcare provider

Stay informed on the latest developments about COVID-19. Follow the advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority or your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.

Why? National and local authorities will have the most up to date information on whether COVID-19 is spreading in your area. They are best placed to advise on what people in your area should be doing to protect themselves.

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Step 3: Be Kind

Be kind is its own step because, the truth is, it is incredibly important. It is so important in fact, that the World Health Organization even created a downloadable graphic about this specifically (see above).

Be kind to the family or roommates you are quarantined with. This is tough for everybody.

Be kind to your fellow citizens by following recommended guidelines to keep COVID-19 from spreading. This is a global team effort.

Be kind by reaching out regularly to friends, family, and coworkers. Let them know you care. Help them by giving them accurate information and encouraging them to do things they enjoy.

It is important to realize that as difficult as the COVID-19 pandemic is, society is in a better position than ever in history for dealing with a health crisis.

Connected Now More Than Ever

In previous times, society had nowhere near the medical capabilities we do today. not to mention the fact that earlier quarantines were far more absolute. With cell phones, Facetime, and a myriad of virtual platforms, we are more connected than ever.

Finally, there are currently over 44,000 known cases of COVID-19 in the US. It is important at this time to be kind to those individuals and families that are affected. Do not allow yourself or others to stigmatize any group of people. We are all in this together—finger-pointing is, well, pointless.

If you are interested in adding CBD Oil to your holistic wellness toolkit or the toolkit of your friends and loved ones, we just made it easier. You can take advantage of our 30% discount to get high-quality CBD products for you and your friends here.

In closing, Fusion Farms and Fusion CBD would like to wish you the very best during this time. We are here to help.

“In the end, it will be ok, and if it’s not ok, it’s not the end.”

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Common Question: How Does CBD Make You Feel?

A common question for many is, “How does CBD make you feel?”

That’s not surprising. CBD is one of the many components of hemp, a variety of the cannabis plant. And if there is one thing that most of us grew up learning it was: Cannabis = Marijuana = Getting High.

The fact is, there is a lot more to the cannabis plant than was formerly understood. There are a lot of naturally occurring components in cannabis that doesn’t get you high. The truth is that most components of cannabis don’t get you high and not all cannabis is marijuana.

What is in Cannabis, Hemp, and Marijuana?

Cannabis, which is the family of plants that both hemp and marijuana come from, contains over 400 chemical components. The primary components are cannabinoids and terpenes.

Terpenes are responsible for the odor in plants and have been shown in research to have their own benefits.

But the most notable components of cannabis are the over 60 different types of cannabinoids that it contains.

A cannabinoid is a chemical compound produced by cannabis flowers. What most people don’t know is that cannabinoids are also produced naturally by your body.

In fact, your body has an entire system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is basically a series of cell receptors throughout the body that regulate a variety of processes in your body. The ECS regulates various cardiovascular, nervous, and immune system functions inside cells.

The cannabinoid specifically responsible for getting people high, and unfortunately for giving cannabis a bad reputation, is THC. Marijuana is the cannabis plant that contains over .3% THC, the legal definition of marijuana. Most marijuana actually contains a much higher amount of THC however than the legal amount. For example, the average marijuana sold in Colorado where it is legal has a THC level of nearly 19%.

CBD, the cannabinoid most noted by researches for its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and pain-relieving properties, does not get you high. We produce our full-spectrum CBD oil from hemp. Hemp contains .3% or less THC, far less than the level required to get an individual high.

So, How Does CBD Make You Feel?

Users report feeling more relaxed, calm, less achy, and alert. Some research has found evidence that low doses of CBD actually help increase energy.

That being said, in actual fact, CBD doesn’t make you feel anything in particular.

CBD simply works with your body’s own endocannabinoid system to achieve homeostasis (a fancy word for balance). So really, it’s not a question about how CBD makes you feel. It is more about what CBD helps you not feel. It is more about what negative, unnatural feelings one may have going on, that CBD may help to take away by working with the body’s own natural systems.

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Study Done on How CBD Makes SAD People Feel

A 2011 study was done of 24 people with Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) and a group of 12 without SAD who acted as a control group. The purpose was to see if CBD would have a positive effect on SAD individuals who were given the task of public speaking.

Researchers compared anxiety levels of the SAD group after they took CBD, compared to the SAD group who got the placebo. Neither group knew if they had received CBD or the placebo. This was compared to a group of non-SAD individuals of 12 who took nothing at all.

Researchers found that CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in the users who took it prior to their speech performance. The placebo group experienced higher anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort. When comparing the SAD group that took CBD to the non-SAD group, who took nothing at all, there was almost no difference between them in their cognitive impairment and discomfort levels. Whereas the cognitive impairment and discomfort in the SAD group that took the placebo was much higher.

More research needs to be done in this area to be sure. Happily, other research appears to validate the 2011 student and offer further promise. A 2019 study on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and CBD was done with a total of 11 patients. In the final analysis of this small group, 91% (10), experienced a decrease in PTSD symptom severity.

Is CBD Right For You?

It is important to remember that everyone is different. The body’s chemistry from one person to another is not exactly the same. For that reason, in order to really understand how CBD makes you feel, you have to give it try.

The good news is that CBD has been shown to be safe. According to the World Health Organization, “In humans, CBD exhibits no effects indicative of any abuse or dependence potential… To date, there is no evidence of public health-related problems associated with the use of pure CBD.”