Benefits of Daily Walking

No excuse. You should be walking. Every. Single. Day.

If you do an online search for the “benefits of walking,” you will get several pages from a bunch of different sources all explaining the amazing advantages of walking as exercise. Try it yourself and you’ll see what I mean. Everything from mood enhancer to joint lubricator to heart stimulator. Walking does it all. 

One of the most powerful ways to maintain a healthy weight, keep your joints strong, and live longer is also one of the simplest, no matter your age. The health benefits of walking are endless, and experts agree by adding walking to your daily routine, you can greatly improve your physical and mental health.

Prevention

But please, don’t head to the gym (if you can avoid it). Get outside. In fact, I have known for years that if you want to get to know your neighbors, grab your dog’s leash, put your baby in a stroller or your youngster on a bicycle and go for a walk. What if your neighborhood doesn’t have a lot of active outdoor participants? Do it anyway. In fact, conduct your own experiment … get out and walk every day and in a few months, you will probably see other people getting out and walking every day. I promise. It’s a thing. I’ve seen it happen.

When I was in my mid 20s, I did something that changed my life: I got a dog. Kaley was a Golden Retriever, Labrador Retriever mix and was about as awesome as they come. She was an active puppy and pushed me into a twice daily walking routine. 

That was over 35 years ago. An overseas trip, a few bouts with the flu when I could not lift my head off the pillow and a week or so after my hip resurfacing surgery are pretty much the only times I have missed a day walking with my dogs. That’s a long time and a lot of walking. 

It hasn’t always been easy, but active dogs are quite an incentive. Walking with the flu is no fun, but I’ve done it. Walking dogs after hip surgery is tricky … but possible. Crutches helped me hobble the block or so to the park where a chuck-it sling shot allowed my dogs to run, retrieve and enjoy some time outside. Extra benefits? I got out of my “rehab” chair and actually started rehabbing my hip … and the rest of me.

My keeping up with The Goldens daily walk has been going on for close to 40 years. I have met and become good friends with many neighbors who didn’t necessarily live close by. I have watched children grow and friendly faces come and go. I have forged special bonds with fellow dog owners as we watched our dogs greet each other with joy and then run and chase each other around the yard. This is magical stuff that can’t be duplicated on a gym’s treadmill. 

So, that’s the short of my long relationship with daily walking. For me, walking is so much a part of my life that I feel awkward and incomplete if I miss a day. And if this little testimonial doesn’t inspire you, maybe these little facts about the benefits of walking … will.


Walking is free

Here’s the best part – you are already equipped for this exercise. If you are bipedal, and able to hold yourself upright, you can walk. A decent pair of shoes is helpful, but not always necessary. Your bare feet would absolutely LOVE to wander around on grass at home or in a park. But for the most part, any type of foot covering will do. The “barefoot” movement has created a growing industry of minimalist shoes. For many years, the shoes I have worn not just for walking but also for dog agility are Vibrams, otherwise known as gloves for your feet.  Neither option is free, but they do allow your feet to work the way nature intended. 

Walking helps to strengthen the spine and improve mobility

As we walk, the motion helps push our body fluids throughout our joints and muscles. You’ve heard the phrase “Use it or Lose it?” Well, it’s true. Think about the last time you got out of your car after a several hour drive. If you are like me, you are a little stiff. It takes a few steps and some regular movement to loosen things up. If you stay more active each day, your body won’t have the opportunity to freeze up. Dr Steven Hulme shares more information here

Walking reduces stress

As the saying goes: “Walk it off!” Research has proven that walking helps people feel better and especially when outside, is an instant mood booster. As you walk, you can either try to work though any problem … or … you can allow yourself to concentrate on the birds and flowers and trees and nature all around you. Is that bird just chirping? Or is he saying something to you? Ha! Listen and find out. Blue Cross has a nice article here.

Walking improves your cardiovascular system 

As you walk, Your calves act like a pump and they help to circulate blood back to your heart. Better circulation means lower risk of blood clots. Walking is one of the easiest ways to increase your physical activity and improve your health. Frank S. Ring from Walking for Health and Fitness has more information here.


It is my believe that unlike running, walking is something that you will be able to do until the day you die. If you do nothing else but start walking every day, it is very likely that you will lose weight and build muscle. And then if you choose to adopt a healthier lifestyle by being more careful about the food and drink that you ingest, I guarantee that your health will improve, you will lose weight and your body will change for the better. A simple way to start your journey to better health is to walk for exercise every day.

There you have it … a bunch of reasons to get out, put one foot in front of the other and walk as exercise. So, off you go! Grab your partner’s hand, your dog’s leash or your baby’s stroller and take a walk. Proven benefits that you can enjoy for the rest of your life.

Suggestions to help keep your sanity, peace of mind and immune system from running off the rails.

My front porch with various plants and the awesome Mom-made decorative bowling ball.

Let’s start with this:

“The number of prescriptions filled for anti-anxiety drugs spiked 34% and orders for anti-anxiety and anti-insomnia medications also increased from mid-February to mid-March and peaked around March 15, according to a new report released Thursday.

The increase “demonstrates the serious impact COVID-19 may be having on our nation’s mental health,”…

– Webmd.com article found here

While not totally surprising, it’s still a sad statement and in many ways could have been avoided. I’m not going to debate the necessity of the stay-at-home orders. My research and findings are about how we can all stay sane and keep our immune systems healthy and happy.

Everywhere I have looked, I continue to see references to immunity. The vast majority of deaths attributed to the virus were people who had one or several underlying health issues and therefore were immunosuppressed. So, obviously, staying healthy means maintaining a healthy immune system. 

Let’s start by looking at some of the signs and symptoms of stress, depression, anxiety and fear. 

Stress and Chronic Stress

  • Irritability, which can be extreme
  • fatigue
  • headaches
  • difficulty concentrating
  • difficulty sleeping
  • feeling helpless
  • a perceived loss of control
  • frequent infections or illnesses

Find more information about stress at webmd.com here

Depression

  • Loss of interest in otherwise pleasurable things
  • Feelings of hopelessness
  • Decreased energy
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Aches, pains, cramps
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Changes in appetite or weight

Find more information about depression at healthline.com here

 Anxiety

  • Panic attacks
  • Headaches
  • Irritability
  • Pounding heart
  • breathing problems
  • upset stomach
  • extreme fatigue
  • increase in blood pressure
  • muscle aches and other pains

Find more information about anxiety at healthline.com here

Fear

  • sweating
  • trembling
  • shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • pain or tightness in the chest
  • headaches, dizziness, feeling faint
  • confusion or disorientation
  • fear of losing control
  • feelings of dread
  • fear of dying

Find more information about fear/phobia at nhs.uk here

After researching and compiling these lists, what I find most interesting is the similarity between all four. When you review the lists, do any of these sound familiar? I think most of us would (sadly) have to say “yes.”

 If you are experiencing many of the symptoms from any of these lists, I hope you will seek professional help. I am not a doctor — and I don’t even play one on TV — my goal here is to provide information that might prompt you to do some research to help improve your own personal condition. Another goal is to help you find NATURAL ways to help calm you and improve your overall well being, which can also boost your natural immunity.

So, how can we improve these symptoms of stress, depression anxiety and fear so that we feel better AND help boost our immune systems?

This one didn’t make any of the lists, but I think it should: turn off the “news”!!

“It’s important where you get your news” someone recently told me. I couldn’t agree more. But instead of arguing about which talking head is telling us fact or fiction, how about we just turn them ALL off? Ingesting too much “news” is a major culprit of increased stress, anxiety, depression and fear. Sadly, instilling fear seems to be one of MSM’s (main stream media) favorite games these days. Tuning OUT/turning OFF all of the chatter will be helpful to all of us. 

#1 on many lists: Be Observant.

I like this one. Instead of ignoring your body, listen to it! Check the list of signs and symptoms again – my guess is that you will find a few things that you are struggling with. Understanding what is happening might help you find the right solution to feel “better” or “normal” again. Hopefully some of the suggestions offered here will help you manage and improve the symptoms. 

I recently wrote an article about how to boost your immune system. Interestingly, the list to help you reduce stress, anxiety, depression and fear has a few crossovers to the list I wrote to help boost your immune system. Check out the list here and think about adding a few of the activities to your daily routine. Hopefully, that list and the suggestions I offer here will not only help you feel more relaxed mentally and physically, but will also strengthen your immune system.

Get Outside and Exercise

This one is so important that in addition to the article I wrote about boosting your immune system, I felt compelled to include it here too. Just about every article I read about how to reduce stress, anxiety and depression and fear included exercise. Why is that? Exercise lowers your body’s stress hormones – such as cortisol – and helps release endorphins, which are chemicals that improve your mood and act as natural painkillers.

I don’t know about you, but there were several nights when I was really struggling to sleep. My mind was racing, and I was unable to shut it down. Luckily, my 3-ish mile morning walks with my dogs allows me the opportunity for fresh air, sunshine, time to think/meditate and to give me the ability to commune with nature and neighbors. Pippin’s energy now has us doing an additional 30-minute walk at night and it has really helped me to shake off much of the day’s stress. All very good stuff.

So, take a walk, get on a bike, dance to your favorite music or practice yoga. All of these activities will help improve your mind and body. And, if you are outside, you get the extra benefits of fresh air and sunshine – both HUGE immune system boosters.

Check out more great information about how exercise can reduce stress from the Mayo Clinic here.

Read a Good Book

When was the last time you visited a library? I know most of us will buy online but there is something truly awesome about a library. If you don’t want to leave your house, there are a gazillion online outlets for downloading books to read and books to listen to. I recently discovered Chirp, which offers discount audiobooks. First, I downloaded several self improvement books and then I treated myself to a classic and one of my favorites – A Tale of Two Cities. For almost 17 hours, I was consumed by the awesomeness that is Charles Dickens. If you haven’t read a classic in a while (or ever) I highly recommend you pick one and learn why it has withstood the test of time. Here are some great options.

Get your hands dirty and grow something!

“Getting your hands dirty is actually a good thing. The more soil you get under your fingernails, the more you are exposing yourself to bacteria. And, the more bacteria you expose your system to, the harder it will be for them to invade your body.”

– stress.org article found here

Lucky for me, I seem to have inherited a green thumb. Both of my grandmothers were gardeners and if you drive by my mom’s house, there is no doubt that she loves the chaos of flowers of every color beautifully arranged around her yard. And, I don’t know about you, but I just can’t wear gloves when I am working in the yard. I need to *feel* the dirt and the roots and leaves and the flowers. My guess is I have probably ingested a bunch of dirt along the way too – not on purpose, but if you have dirt/potting soil up to your elbows and your nose itches, things happen. Turns out that can be helpful too. I absolutely love this.

Another great thing about gardening, as if there aren’t enough great things already, is that when you are busy digging and planting and watering and enjoying, you are actually doing a form of meditation, which will help to create a sense of calmness and well being. My Grandma Mitchell used to hum while she was gardening. Maybe you will too.

Learn a New Language

If someone could explain the allure of Candy Crush, or any repetitive “game” like that, I would appreciate it. If I have some free time, I prefer to read and actually learn something. A few years ago, I discovered Duolingo – a free program that will systematically guide you through the process of learning to read and speak a new language. I kinda fell off the wagon when I had my hip surgery, but I am hoping to pick it back up soon. I really enjoyed the learning process. So maybe try Spanish one week, French the next week and one of the 22 other languages they offer during the third week and then decide which one really speaks to you. (Ha – pun intended). You can get started here.

So there you go – SIX great ideas to help you relax, refocus, and reenergize:

  • Tune out the Noise.
  • Pay attention to You.
  • Move your Body.
  • Engage your Mind.
  • Grow Something.
  • Learn something New.

I hope this information will help you find something that will calm your mind, body and soul. There are links to just about every source I found/used, but if you would like more information about anything listed here, please feel free to contact me.

How to show your immune system some love.

As the coronavirus continues to spread around the world, there is so much uncertainty about what’s to come. What we do know, however, is that roughly 98% of the people who contract this virus will recover. That’s great news. Sadly, for the 2% who succumb to this disease, one of the words we continue to hear is that the majority had some sort of Immunosuppression. In other words, they were struggling with other health issues like hypertension (high blood pressure), diabetes and obesity.

We are constantly exposed to infectious diseases, bacteria and viruses (antigens), all intent on running amok and wreaking havoc. Without any built-in defenses to keep these invaders at bay, we’d all last about five minutes on this planet. Thank goodness we have an immune system. A strong immune system is the backbone of overall good health and the best way to keep us from getting sick or at the very least from staying sick. I have done some research into the immune system – what it is and how we can keep it as robust as possible. I hope you find this information helpful.

Definition of immune system: the bodily system that protects the body from foreign substances, cells, and tissues by producing the immune response and that includes especially the thymus, spleen, lymph nodes, special deposits of lymphoid tissue (as in the gastrointestinal tract and bone marrow), macrophages, lymphocytes including the B cells and T cells, and antibodies

Definition of immune response: a bodily response to an antigen that occurs when lymphocytes identify the antigenic molecule as foreign and induce the formation of antibodies and lymphocytes capable of reacting with it and rendering it harmless

Our immune system is an amazing and very complex network designed to fight off any viruses and bacteria that our body comes in contact with each and every day. However, if our immune system is weak, dysfunctional or unbalanced, when we are faced with a virus or bacteria instead of combating the “bug” easily, our immune system can go into hyperdrive creating what’s called a cytokine storm. At this point, our body is attacking itself. Learn more about the cytokine storm here.

Here are some easy ways we can show our immune system some love and keep it working at its best:

Wash your hands.

Yep – we have all heard this a lot lately, but it’s a great start to keep the bad stuff from entering our system. Be sure to wash for at least 20 seconds using good old-fashioned soap. Living with dogs and feeding raw, I usually wash my hands a lot anyway. Now I am making sure to wash a lot more frequently and more thoroughly. Learn more about the CDC’s guidelines for hand washing here.

Get enough sleep.

Sigh … seems like we are all struggling with this. I know I feel better when I have a decent night’s sleep. My Fitbit tells me that my sleep pattern is cyclical. Several “fair” or “good” nights followed by 3-4 “poor” nights. Quieting my mind seems to be my nemesis. However, when it comes to our health, sleep plays an important role. While more sleep won’t necessarily prevent us from getting sick, skimping on it could adversely affect our immune system, leaving us susceptible to a bad cold or case of the flu. In a study in 164 healthy adults, those who slept fewer than 6 hours each night were more likely to catch a cold than those who slept 6 hours or more each night.

Sleep is also important because our bodies are busy repairing and building our immunity to thrive. Our damaged tissues and cells are being healed and restored. If we don’t get the right amount of sleep, then we are more susceptible to disease and infections. Learn more about how sleep can help our immune system here.

Don’t smoke.

True confession – I used to smoke – a total of maybe 5 or 6 cigarettes in my 20s. That’s about all I could tolerate. For those who do still smoke, you should know that the cold you just can’t seem to shake might actually be hanging around due to your smoking habit. Not only does smoking cause serious health conditions like cancer, but it also lessens your body’s immune response, making you more susceptible to infections. You may also find it harder to shake everyday illnesses that are no big deal to most healthy adults. Tobacco products damage virtually every system of the body, and the immune system is no different. Read about the ways smoking affects the Immune System here.

Find ways to manage your stress.

My life hasn’t really changed that much with this “pandemic”. I am self employed and have worked out of my house for almost 30 years. However, it has changed enough. And, the more I read and learn, I am really concerned about what life will look like in a few months, not only for me but for the rest of the world. This has caused many sleepless nights (see above).

Interestingly, short-term stress, the “fight or flight” response, can actually stimulate your immune activity. The immune system is crucial for wound healing and preventing or fighting infection. Read more about this interesting study here.

Keep in mind that today, we are not really dealing with short-term stress but the long-term kind that throws our bodies out of whack. What we should be striving for is homeostasis. Learn more about homeostasis here.

Our bodies are better at fighting infections and viruses when they are not also dealing with emotional and psychological stress. Today, it feels like we are all struggling with emotional and psychological stress by staying at home, staying away from friends and sometimes family and not knowing when or how this will “end”.

Some experts claim that stress is responsible for as much as 90% of all illnesses and diseases, including cancer and heart disease. Because the effects of stress are cumulative, even ordinary, day-to-day activities can eventually lead to more serious health issues. High stress levels also can cause depression and anxiety, again leading to higher levels of inflammation. In the long-term, sustained, high levels of inflammation point to an overworked, over-tired immune system that can’t properly protect us.

Find is a great list of things you can do to reduce stress here.

Eat well.

Eating “well” does not mean eating a lot. It means eating the most nutritious and appropriate foods to fuel our bodies.

“We can really boost our immunity through diet alone. Consistent intake of the micronutrients that help our bodies fight disease, is a natural solution to infection prevention,” says Cassie Majestic, M.D., an emergency medicine physician at UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, California. “Micronutrients, or vitamins and minerals, are vital to disease-prevention and health development.”

Find 15 foods that boost the immune system here.

Eating well also means cutting out or at least cutting back on processed sugar. Sadly, there is sugar hidden in so many otherwise “good” foods. It makes me crazy to check ingredients on items like peanut butter only to find that sugar is the SECOND ingredient on some popular brands. Really? Time to start reading labels! Recently, I discovered Crazy Richard’s peanut butter – originally purchased for the dogs but I think it’s the best flavored peanut butter that I have ever tasted. What’s in it? Peanuts. Go figure. Check out Crazy Richard’s All Natural Peanut Butter here.

Add Vitamins to your Diet.

In a perfect world, we would eat a perfect diet and our food would supply every nutrient our bodies needed. While I do try to eat well, it is far from “perfect” … whatever that means. My mom started us on vitamins when we were kids and I have taken supplements most of my life.

Here’s the bulk of what I currently take – I buy these from my holistic chiropractor.

Start with a good multi: Catalyn by Standard Process. Find more info here.

Add a great Vitamin C: Optimal Liposomal Vitamin C by Seeking Health. Find more info here.

And the more I learn, adding Vitamin D3 is essential. Check out Metagenics with added Vitamin K here.

Some specific information about Vitamin D3 (found on the Medical Newspress website):

One of vitamin D’s most important roles is keeping your immune system strong so you’re able to fight off the viruses and bacteria that cause illness. Vitamin D plays an important role in immune function.

2 things you NEED to know when selecting a D3 supplement:

  • 1. Never take Vitamin D without Vitamin K2
    • Just as important as vitamin D3 is taking vitamin K2! Taking Vitamin D without vitamin K could actually be harmful to your health!
    • When it comes to calcium metabolism, vitamins D and K work together. Both play important roles. Vitamin D gets calcium into your blood and Vitamin K gets it to the bones and prevents the calcium from accumulating in your arteries, kidneys or heart.
    • You don’t want rogue calcium going to the wrong places, causing joint stiffness or arterial plaque. Vitamin K2 insures that your body uses calcium properly.
  • 2. Most D3 Supplements are NOT absorbable.
    • When D3 cannot be absorbed, your body is unable to assimilate. So, do your research and find one that is absorbable for maximum benefits.

Find a full list of important vitamins and minerals that you should think about adding to your diet here.

Get off the sofa and exercise.

Here’s a headline for you:

Hospital analysis finds nearly 50% obesity in small sample of COVID-19 patients

Data was provided for 178 patients, about 12 percent. Of that group, 90 percent had an underlying medical condition, including:

  • Hypertension: 49.7%
  • Diabetes: 28.3%
  • Chronic lung disease: 34.6%
  • Cardiovascular disease: 27.8%
  • Obesity: 48.3%

For patients aged 18 to 49, obesity was the most prevalent underlying condition, according to the study. Nearly 60 percent of those hospitalized were obese. Read the entire article here.

Walking has been my form of exercise for over 20 years. I figure that as long as I am able to put one foot in front of the other, I will walk every day … hopefully with a few dogs. Two years ago, when my bad hip was so very painful, I was still walking my dogs. And, even with the current “pandemic”, I am walking each day soaking up fresh air and sunshine and racking up some serious Steps. Find a great list of how walking is beneficial here.

If you have the ability to get out of your house, please DO! Keeping up regular, daily exercise at a time when much of the world is in isolation will play an important role in helping to maintain a healthy immune system. Learn more about how exercise helps maintain our immune system here.

And last, but definitely not least, find a really good CBD product and take it every day.

A couple of years ago, a remarkable thing happened when CBD became legal in all 50 of the US states. If you remove CBD from the THC coming from the cannabis plant or the hemp plant CBD is now legal to use as a nutritional supplement. Since that time, of course, the market has exploded with interest and this conversation today is about the physiological effects of CBD on the human body. Truly, CBD is not just another nutritional supplement.

CBD tends to be very effective in strengthening the immune system. CBD is an immune suppressor, so it has positive effects when the immune system becomes hyperactive or weakened. A hyperactive immune system causes overreaction when met with allergens or diseases and can even self-harm the body. This is the cytokine storm that I mentioned earlier.

The endocannabinoid system is said to control and regulate the proper balance between humoral and cell-mediated responses. Therefore, the stimulation of ECS through active cannabinoids like CBD helps in enhancing the health, balance, responsivity and functions of the immune’s system. The CBD and ECS are extremely involved in maintaining the optimal functioning immune system.

The Zilis UltraCell CBD is a great addition to help keep your immune system running smoothly and at it’s best. With the high absorption rate of between 85-94%, we get the full benefit of each and every drop. Check out the full line of Zilis CBD and CBG products here. If you would like to try any of the products you can order directly at Zilis.com/lisagraham or you can contact me for more information.

If you would like to dig deeper into how CBD helps improve the immune system, here are a few more resources:

How CBD can help improve the immune system

What is Homeostasis

Cannibis and Immune System

I hope this list will be a resource for you to learn many of the natural ways that you can improve your own immune system. In addition to helping fight off the current coronavirus, for better general overall health, you will do yourself and your immune system a big favor if you implement most of these suggestions.

Are you paying too much for your CBD?

At Zilis, we like to say “It’s not how much you take, but how much you absorb”.

The human body contains up to 60% water. And we all remember the old saying that oil and water don’t mix, right? That’s why I can’t understand why anyone would buy “regular” oil-based CBD.

A 2018 study at the Mayo Clinic found that the absorption rate
of the Zilis UltraCell product was anywhere between 80-95%. 

Drop of UltraCell Raw

Every morning, I give one drop of UltraCell Raw to both Darcy and Pippin. The recommendation is to rub along the gum line under their nose for the ultimate absorption. You can also drop into their mouth or into their food and they will absorb the CBD, but the best, most effective method is to rub on their gums. Find the Zilis UltraCell Pet Dosage Chart here.

After administering to my dogs, I put 3 drops of UltraCell CBD and 3 drops of UltraCell CBG under my tongue. That’s probably closer to .25mL (or less) of each product per day. Interestingly, Zilis recently sent out new information about their recommended serving size – it’s gone DOWN. Initially, like so many other products, they recommended 1mL/day. Now? They recommend .25mL – .5mL. 

Because of the very high absorption rate of the Ultra Cell products, you can actually take LESS and get MORE of the benefits from this high quality, full-spectrum CBD supplement. 

Tests have shown that for most of the CBD oil products on the market, on average only 5-10% is ultimately being absorbed. If you take one of these products, your body will NEVER USE a staggering 80-95% of the CBD oil.

Math was never my favorite subject. I am very creative and like to think big and have just never liked to fuss with the little things. Like numbers. Science, however, is another story. My most difficult and yet most intriguing class in college was Human Physiology. I have no idea why I took that class – I was an art student! It was way out of my comfort zone, but I really loved all that I learned. Perhaps my curiosity about the human body is why I am fascinated with CBD and how it works. So when tests show that for the majority of the CBD products on the market, very little CBD is actually absorbed, it just makes me wonder.

So, help me out and let’s do the math together. 

Option 1: Well-known pet product

  • $80.00 for 30mL ($2.66/mL)
  • Serving size for a 50lb dog is .5 full dropper/day
  • Cost per serving is $1.33
  • This bottle will last 60 days

Sounds good, right? Well, we now need to do a little more math.

As studies have shown, only 5-10% of the CBD oil is actually absorbed. 

We will use the high end of 10%.

  • Well-known pet product cost per serving is $1.33.
  • 10% absorption would mean that your dog would benefit from only .13 cents of CBD per serving.
  • $1.20 worth of this product’s CBD is eliminated/wasted PER SERVING.
  • That means you are actually eliminating/wasting $72.00 out of the $80.00 bottle. 

That’s a very expensive bottle of olive oil. 

Option 2: Well-known people product

  • $75 for 30mL ($2.50/mL)
  • Serving size is 2 full droppers/day (droppers are .5mL each)
  • Cost per serving is $2.50
  • This bottle will last 30 days

This seems to be a little more expensive, right? Let’s do the math again using the 10% absorption and see just how much. 

  • Well-know people product cost per serving is $2.50
  • 10% absorption means that you would benefit from only .25 cents of CBD per serving. 
  • $2.25 worth of this product’s CBD is eliminated/wasted PER SERVING.
  • That means you are actually eliminating/wasting $72.50 out of the $80.00 bottle. 

That’s a very expensive bottle of coconut oil. 

Now, let’s try another product.

Option 3: Zilis Ultra Cell

  • $150 for 30mL ($5/mL)
  • Serving size is .5ml/day 
  • Cost per serving is $2.50
  • This bottle will last 60 days

Seems much more expensive, right? Well, here is some new information that might shake things up a little:

With this new information, let’s do the math again using the lower end absorption rate of 80%. 

  • Zilis UltraCell cost per serving is $2.50
  • 80% absorption means that you would benefit from $2.00 of CBD per serving. 
  • Only .50 cents worth of this product’s CBD is eliminated/wasted per serving. 
  • That means you are actually benefiting from $120 worth of CBD in that $150 bottle.

Even my very-challenged Math Brain, that hasn’t taken a math class since high school, is telling me … ahhhhh … now that’s more like it. 

So, I may not be a very good mathematician, but it sure seems to me like the Zilis UltraCell products are worth just about every single penny.

Interested in learning more? Please contact me!

What is CBG and why should you take it?

CBG may be the activator that “turns on” the power of CBD. 

Cannabigerol (CBG) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that plays an important role in the biochemistry of the cannabis plant. CBG acts as a chemical precursor to other cannabinoids such as THC and CBD. This conversion typically takes place 6-8 weeks in the flowering cycle. CBG is present only in trace amounts in most cannabis strains, however some hemp strains are specifically cultivated to generate higher yields of this cannabinoid.*

CBG interacts with both the CB1 and CB2 receptors, potentially inhibiting the intoxicating effects of THC. CBG has also demonstrated an ability to increase anandamide, commonly referred to as the “bliss molecule,” an endogenous cannabinoid that helps regulate a wide range of bodily functions, including appetite, sleep, mood, and the immune system. CBG inhibits the reuptake of anandamide. In case you’ve forgotten, anandamide is one of our own endocannabinoids, known by its street moniker, the “bliss hormone”.  CBG allows the effect of anandamide to last longer.  And as far as I know there’s no such thing as too much bliss!*

CBG displays a multitude of potential health benefits including working as a neuroprotectant, having antioxidant properties, aiding with skin ailments as an antibacterial and antifungal agent, appetite stimulation, treatment of gastrointestinal disorders, inflammation reduction, shows promise in fighting cancer, and lowering intraocular pressure, which may benefit glaucoma patients.*

Despite the medical appeal and consumer demand there’s one big hurdle to face, though: CBG is notoriously expensive to produce, so much so it’s been dubbed the “the Rolls Royce of cannabinoids.”*

*Please see references below.

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Here’s how it works

  • Purchase the Ultra System for the special price of $135 (includes shipping)
  • Take the Ultra Challenge (use the UltraCell CBD and UltraCell CBG products for one month) 
  • Refer FOUR people to me who also purchase/take the challenge
  • Receive a FREE Ultra Challenge pack as a thank you (**Retail Value of $149.95)!

Zilis 2-pack of Ultra CBG and UltraCell CBD

  • US Hemp Authority Approved
  • Absorption of up to 94%
  • Full Spectrum
  • Organically Sourced

But wait there’s MORE! 

When I Register your challenge with Zilis, they will donate a toy in your name to Toys for Tots!

Contact me to get started!

References:

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-cbg-cannabinoid

https://apothecarium.com/blog/nevada/2018/7/24/cannabinoids-101-cbg

https://www.forbes.com/sites/janellelassalle/2019/09/11/why-cbg-cannabigerol-expensive-produce/#51b796b22f77