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BIOAVAILABILITY OF CBD & WHY IT MATTERS

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The bioavailability of CBD is a widely discussed subject these days within the CBD arena. There are plenty of factors that decide on the final quality of Cannabidiol goods, from the source of the hemp to the extraction methods to the quality systems in place in manufacturing and third-party lab testing. But in the end, what matters is how much of the CBD your body will absorb.

That being said, it’s no wonder that the bioavailability of CBD is on people’s tongues right now. Once you figure out what the bioavailability of CBD is all about, you will finally get the answer to your question, i.e. “How do we get the most effectiveness out of our CBD?”

The Bioavailability of CBD – What Is It?

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As you may have noticed, CBD comes in many various forms. The list includes lotions, tinctures, oils, balms, e-liquids, capsules, concentrates, and even pet treats. Each of these administration methods requires different usage approach. Moreover, each full-spectrum product typically has a unique concentration of CBD and other cannabinoids.

If you’ve never used CBD or are not familiar with the industry, choosing between all these options can be overwhelming. We understand your confusion and hesitance; you just want to try CBD, but which form will provide you with the best effects? How much CBD should you take?

Addressing these two questions with answers about what the bioavailability of CBD actually means will help you understand how to proceed.

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Simply put, bioavailability is measured by the degree and rate at which a substance is absorbed into the bloodstream. By definition, when a substance or supplement is administered intravenously, its bioavailability is 100%. However, when the same product is administered via other routes (such as orally), its bioavailability generally decreases or may vary from patient to patient. Bioavailability is one of the essential tools in pharmacokinetics, as bioavailability must be considered when calculating the serving size for non-intravenous routes of administration.

Bioavailability is the third-most important factor, right after the amount and strength of a substance when it comes to getting the most out of your CBD oil. Bioavailability also helps calculate users their CBD dosage at the start.

The bioavailability of CBD can vary based on the concentration of CBD in the given product and the administration method, which brings us to another essential question, namely:

What’s the Most Effective Way to Take CBD?

Well, if you’re looking for the most effective way to administer CBD, this would be intravenous administration. In other words, CBD would be injected directly into the bloodstream through the veins.

This method ensures a 100% bioavailability of CBD, but it’s by far the least popular option. Now, if you don’t prefer to stick yourself with a needle, worry not. There are plenty of different methods of using CBD.

Let’s discuss them and see how each affects the bioavailability of CBD.

Oral Consumption

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This ingestion method doesn’t need an introduction. By oral consumption, we mean consuming something through your mouth. When it comes to CBD, common oral consumption methods include CBD edibles, beverages, gummies, and capsules.

As much as we admire the benefits of eating CBD, the truth is that any substance consumed orally will have to pass through your digestive and metabolic systems, which will in turn drastically reduce the bioavailability of CBD by filtering out a large portion of the cannabinoids.

According to a 1986 study, the bioavailability rate of orally consumed products is 6%. However, another study (from 2009) reported this rate to be between 4% and 20%. While these two results differ significantly, both indicate that the bioavailability of oral CBD products is not at all impressive, with 20% being the most optimistic scenario.

How to Increase the Bioavailability of Oral CBD?

The well-described disadvantage of oral CBD consumption gives raise to the obvious question – can the bioavailability of CBD oil be increased when you take it orally?

Yes, and the solution is initially pretty straightforward. Recent studies have proved the theory that cannabinoids consumed along with vegetable oils have higher availability than if used alone. As a matter of fact, the presence of vegetable oil can increase the bioavailability of CBD almost threefold.

How does it happen? CBD Oil has a very high affinity to chylomicrons, which are particles responsible for transporting the lipids from the small intestine to the bloodstream through the lymphatic system. This allows cannabinoids to bypass the liver, and as a result, you deliver more CBD to the bloodstream.

To cut the long story short, the more fats or oil you consume together with your daily intake of cannabinoids, the larger the lymph flow will be, and the more compounds will be able to get into the lymphatic system in their unmetabolized form.

Now, let’s move on to other forms of CBD.

Sublingual Consumption (Oral Tinctures)

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Technically speaking, this is some form of oral consumption, but with one major difference. When you use CBD oral tinctures, you apply them beneath the tongue. This is where a vein called the sublingual gland is located.

When you put a few drops of CBD oil to the sublingual gland, the substance will get absorbed directly into the bloodstream. Aside from oral tinctures, you can also utilize your sublingual glans by ingesting CBD lozenges and CBD sprays.

There are a couple of different factors that can affect the bioavailability of CBD for sublingual use, but the main determiner is hands down the quality of CBD. Reported bioavailability rates range from 12% to 25%, which is still more effective than traditional oral consumption.

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In addition, a patented brand-new product being brought to the market by the firm I represent shows very promising results. Our 10x Pure product is hydrophilic, which means that it is attracted to water. A full spectrum product, it is estimated that bioavailability of the product is between 80 and 90%.

Inhalation

Vaporization is the new trend for both recreational and medical users who like to use dry herbs and essential oils to improve the quality of their lives or solve different health concerns.

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Vaporization involves inhaling CBD right into the lungs, using a special device called a vaporizer or vape pen. Because the inhaled cannabinoids directly enter the lungs, the CBD can reach the bloodstream within seconds. This method ensures lower breakdown rates and the higher bioavailability of CBD.

Moreover, vaporization is by far the most efficient method of CBD consumption with the exception of our 10x Pure product. As numerous medical studies report, bioavailability rates of vaporized CBD are between 34% and 46%. Some studies even report up to 56% bioavailability.

If you’re looking for one of the safest and more effective methods of CBD delivery, you now have a choice between our 10x Pure or vaporization (vaping).

Other Factors Affecting the Bioavailability of CBD

All of the above methods are affected by the hydrophobic character of CBD oil. Typical CBD oil is not meant to dissolve in water (our 10x Pure product is the exception), and for that reason, it diffuses out of the bloodstream and gets stored in fatty tissues. This, in turn, cuts the concentration of active CBD in the endocannabinoid system. As a result, the oil is less bioavailable.

Still, there are two other factors that can affect the bioavailability of CBD, so let’s take a brief look at them.

Serving Size

The effects of CBD depend on the serving size, and the optimal serving may vary from person to person and bioavailability of the product. When trying CBD oil for the first time, start with the serving size that is lower than that recommended by your CBD company. If you don’t feel the desired effects after a week, or they are just too mild for you, increase the serving size for another week. Continue until you are satisfied with the results.

The Quality of CBD Oil

Last but not least, the CBD content depends on the quality of the CBD oil. Top-notch CBD products will be consistent and provide the exact level of CBD that is advertised on a company’s labels and website. Make sure you always buy CBD oil from a reputable source that is open about the third-party lab testing results and sources its CBD from the finest, organic industrial hemp. GMP practices in manufacturing is another requirement that you should stand firm on.

This way, you will minimize the risk of falling into the trap of false promises made by some manufacturers in the industry.

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Authored By: Scott Cook

 

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What is the CBD Entourage Effect?

Using the entire hemp plant for medicinal purposes rather than using an isolate provides a larger benefit.

We live in a world of pills and quick fixes; but there is change in the air and the isolated chemicals so many of us are consuming may be going out of style.

Mounting evidence suggests that natural CBD oils may be an effective alternative.

The entourage effect (this does not mean psychoactive or getting high), results when the many components within the cannabis plant interact with the human body to produce a stronger influence than any one of those components alone – it’s a synergistic effect.

When multiple compounds are combined in their natural state, you don’t end up with the sum of each part; instead, you get a multiplying effect. The different compounds can amplify each other’s chemistry, making the overall plant more effective in addressing unwanted symptoms.

The entourage effect becomes especially evident when comparing the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (the psychoactive component of the cannabis plant) with the effects of using the whole plant. 100% legal Industrial Hemp CBD with less than .3% THC can provide these benefits without the “high”.

When pure, synthetic THC became available (as the drug Marinol) in the mid-1980s, scientists expected it to work just as well as using the entire cannabis plant. However, they quickly discovered that patients preferred to use the whole plant instead of Marinol.

As it turns out, cannabis contains more active compounds than just THC. Over 85 cannabinoids have been found to work in conjunction with THC to produce the relief that is often reported by CBD users.  

In particular, the compound known as Cannabidiol (CBD) modulates the effect of THC on the human body.

Scientific and clinical experimentation has revealed that a cannabis plant which contains far more THC than CBD makes the user feel intoxicated or “high.” Hemp, which contains the inverse ratio (more CBD than THC) can relieve symptoms without the psychoactive effect of marijuana.

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What Is CBD?

Before we discuss how using CBD can help with weight loss, what is CBD? 

CBD is short for cannabidiol. CBD is just one of over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant.  CBD does not result in the typical high that the well-known THC does. Over the past few years, extensive research has been done on this ingredient, including all the amazing health benefits that it can bring. CBD has been shown to help with several ailments, including cancer pain, reduce inflammation, relieve multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms, reduce epileptic seizures, help with post-traumatic stress disorders, work as weight-loss supplements, improve blood sugar levels and blood pressure, and relief of chronic pain.

IS CBD OIL LEGAL?

CBD oil is legal in every state, so long as it meets the “Federal Legal Limit” of 0.3% THC by dry weight. All of MyCBDChoices.com CBD products provided by CTFO meet this standard and are legal.

USING CBD TO HELP WITH WEIGHT LOSS

Over the past few years, CBD oil has been researched thoroughly in many ways,

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including its usefulness as a weight loss tool. Some people find this hard to believe at first because they automatically associate cannabis with THC and the “munchies” and, therefore, CBD with increasing a person’s appetite. But, that’s not the case at all.

THC and CBD are not the same. CBD has the opposite effect. It actually suppresses the appetite. Another powerful weight loss property of CBD is that it increases the level of mitochondria found within the body, allowing the body to burn more calories.

Research shows that CBD has a direct effect on our metabolism. During 2016, Korean researchers published a study on the topic in the scientific journal Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry. After carefully monitoring CBD and its effects on immature fat cells, aka preadipocytes, astonishingly, they found that the cannabinoid has not one, but three ways of effecting “fat browning”.

Fat browning is the that changes white fatty tissue into beige/brown fatty tissue. While white fatty tissue is responsible for preserving energy, brown fatty tissues indicate the burning of energy. So, rather than have a buildup of white fatty tissue, the CBD browns the tissue before burning it all together.

Using CBD is one of the cleanest ways to help you lose weight and a lot of people are starting to realize this. It’s a natural weight loss tool that doesn’t affect the user’s body temperature, heart rate, or blood pressure.

Just remember, there is never a ‘one size fits all’ solution when it comes to losing weight, so if you do find that it’s not working as well as you’d hoped maybe try combing your CBD with another technique. There are plenty of effective methods out there for losing weight using CBD, you just need to find the one that works best for you.

FAQs

HOW DOES CBD DIFFER FROM THC?

THC is the psychoactive ingredient that gets people high. While both ingredients are cannabinoids, THC actually binds to the receptors in your brain inducing that feeling of euphoria. CBD does not have this property. It does not make you feel high.

ARE THERE ANY DANGERS OF DIETING WITH CBD?

CBD is considered to be a dietary supplement and so carries no more risk than any other natural vitamin. Be sure to check the label of any CBD products you do buy to ensure they don’t have any unwanted ingredients. You should also always check with your doctor if you are taking any medications. It is always best to buy CBD from a reputable company and CBD based products that are pure and do not have a lot of unneeded ingredients.

WHAT DOSE OF CBD OIL SHOULD I BE USING?

There is no one set answer to this question as it will depend on a number of different factors. Everyone metabolizes things at a different rate, so while some people will find that 5 mg is perfectly fine for them, others may need as much as 50 mg or more. The best way to find the right dose for you is to start low with about 5 mg and work your way up to a level where you are feeling the desired effects. Try each dose for a few days at a time to give it a chance to work. If you don’t feel the desired effects after around five days try increasing the dose by another 5 mg or so and maintain for a few days. Repeat and increase as necessary until you find the right dose for you.

WILL CBD SHOW UP ON A DRUGS TEST?

Drug tests look for THC readings, so as long as you stick to buying CBD products without THC you should have no problem at all.


There is a lot of information out there on the positive effects of CBD. I have provided information from researching various resources. If you would like more information on the CBD products offered by My CBD Choices Click Here or to watch videos on our products visit www.MyCBDchoices.com

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Joe Medrano | Healthy Lifestyles | Cooking With Coffee | Recipe

THE JOURNEY CONTINUES…  In my last couple blog posts I discussed the health benefits of drinking and cooking with coffee. Coffee is high in antioxidants which are good for you. As I mentioned, I was going to begin testing and creating new recipes PJs Logo 2-19 Croppedutilizing PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee as an ingredient and posting those recipes here on my blog.

I discussed this project with a couple close friends, who like me love to cook. I asked them if they wanted to join me on this journey and create a cookbook with me, utilizing coffee as an ingredient in all of the recipes. They were excited and are on board with the project. As my blog homepage states, life is about the journey and trying new things. Living Xtreme.  Now, although I have already written and published a book that was a #1 New Release on Amazon.com in the Risk Management Section (Non-Profit Guidance for the Non-Profit Board Member), I have never published a cookbook.

We will be testing and creating both healthy and not so healthy recipes. However, all of them will be tasty and easy to make. We may include a few recipes that are a bit more complicated, but for the most part they will be recipes you can make every day of the week. There will be appetizers, dressings for salads and marinades, rubs for vegetables and meats, desserts, cookies, ice cream and more.

I tested and created the first recipe this weekend. It happens to be a healthy recipe. I figured we should start with something healthy and a little different and that most people wouldn’t think of doing.  I didn’t want to do something obvious like Tiramasou. I wanted to try and peak your interest. So I hope you like it.

The first recipe is a rub for roasted vegetables. It was fun trying different combinations of spices and vegetables to see what worked best. Now you will notice I did not include potatoes in this recipe and that was intentional. I will be providing another recipe that includes fingerling potatoes and brussel sprouts and maybe some sweet potatoes.

I will be posting a picture with each recipe. I will also post a brief discussion on things I tried and why I determined the ingredients I did over others that are listed in each recipe. I hope you will join me on this journey in a culinary adventure of unique and tasty cuisine.

While I will be using different ingredients, the one ingredient that will be the same in all of our recipes is coffee, and not just any coffee.

The coffee we will be using in our recipes is from PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee Company. The beans used are quality, AA Arabica beans. But more importantly, the coffee beans are infrared roasted by Healthy Coffee Lifestyles.Infrared roastedbeans are never bitter, never burnt, always smooth and have a much fuller flavor. They also produce a lower acidic flavor allowing those with stomach sensitivities to also enjoy the coffee. It makes Healthy Coffee Lifestyles coffee, the perfect ingredient in our recipes.

First Recipe!

Coffee Roasted Veggies with Chili
Serves 6-8

Vegetables:
1 Pound of Broccoli cut into large bite size pieces
1/2 Pound of Baby Carrots or Regular Carrots sliced into 2″ to 3″ pieces
1 Red Onion
6-8 Cloves of Garlic (or more if you like roasted garlic)

Spice Rub:
2 Teaspoons of PJ’s Infrared Roasted Coffee Grounds
1 Teaspoon Chili Powder (use your favorite)
1/2 Teaspoon Sweet PaprikaJoe Medrano, Coffee Roasted Veggies, Healthy, Healthy Lifestyles, Coffee
1/2 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/4 Teaspoon Black Pepper
1/2 to 1 Teaspoon Thyme – (1/2 Dried – 1 Fresh)

Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2-3 Tablespoons (or enough to coat veggies to your liking)

Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F

Chop the veggies and put into a large bowl. Combine the ingredients of the spice rub in a small bowl and mix well.

Coat the vegetables with the olive oil and then add the mixed spice rub in and mix the vegetables, olive oil and spice rub together.

Once the vegetables are coated well, place in a single layer on a baking sheet or pan and roast for 25-35 minutes. (Depending on your oven)

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That’s it. Pretty simple but very tasty.

When I was experimenting with a few different batches, I tried cauliflower and zucchini and red bell peppers as well.  I was not thrilled with the cauliflower but I did like the zucchini and red bell pepper. I did not include the bell pepper in the final recipe as many people do not like bell peppers and the zucchini came out a bit soft. Again, this is more of a consistency preference than taste. But by all means you could include it in your dish.

I hope you find this as interesting and tasty as I did.  If you want to add even more flavor, put these at the bottom of a roasting pan underneath a whole chicken that you are roasting and let the drippings from the chicken meld into the vegetables.  Yum! Not as healthy, but very tasty.

Please feel free to use this recipe for your own personal use or to forward this blog to your friends and family, but please do not copy and republish this recipe or any other recipe I post, as they will be going into our cookbook that will be published in about 6 months once we have tested and created several recipes. Thank you!

If you would like to see more recipes and what we create over the next few months, please follow my blog.

Bon Appétit!

 

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Joe Medrano | Cooking with Coffee | Healthy Coffee Lifestyles | Antioxidants

Did you know that coffee is a great source for antioxidants? Americans get more PJs Logo 2-19 Croppedantioxidants from coffee than from any other source of food. And if you drink your coffee black with no cream or sugar, coffee can be a good can be a good way to help give your health a little guilt free boost.

 

 

 

Now even though there are over 400 billion cups of coffee consumed every year around the world, not everybody likes to drink black coffee.  So how can you get the benefits of the high antioxidants in coffee? By cooking with it. There have been many great recipes created over the years that utilize brewed black coffee, whole beans and/or ground coffee.

But why should you care about antioxidants? What do they do? Antioxidants, help cells in your body from being oxidized by toxins, chemicals and inflammation. They can help with the management or prevention of some medical conditions, such as some cancers, arthritis-related conditions, and may even help with slowing Alzheimer’s disease.

Most people think about the health benefits they get from drinking coffee, not eating the coffee bean. You can actually get more antioxidants from eating coffee grounds than drinking coffee. Now I am not suggesting you should start buying coffee and just eat the Healthy Coffee Lifestyles, Joe Medrano, Benefits of Coffee, antioxidantsgrounds instead of making coffee.

What I am suggesting is, if you haven’t already, you should consider trying to cook with coffee. While there are a lot of recipes out there using coffee in deserts, there are also plenty of recipes for savory and healthy foods as well.

I have been trying different coffee recipes out and making modifications to some and also trying them with different types of coffee beans. And yes, believe it or not, some recipes you can tell the difference in flavor depending on the bean.

Being a coffee lover, I do have a preference for AA Arabica beans. AA Arabica beans have a fragrant aroma and rich body. And at PJ’s Roasted Bean Coffee Company we infrared roast the beans so the beans are never bitter, never burnt, always smooth and have a fuller flavor.

I know I sound like I am talking about wine (which I am a big fan of as well), but if you haven’t noticed, coffee has come along way and their are more specialty coffee companies popping up all over. You will find many coffee shops have tasting notes on their various coffees just like a fine wine.

However, approximately only 2% of coffee is infrared roasted worldwide because the process to roast costs a little more for coffee companies. We infrared roast all of our coffee because we believe in providing better coffee to our clients so they can provide a better cup of coffee to their customers.

We also believe in a healthy lifestyle and the infrared roasting process helps the coffee have higher antioxidants.

Over the next few weeks some of my blog posts will start containing recipes utilizing coffee in them. Some will be healthy, some will be less healthy, but all will be really good, especially the ones for those of us with a sweet tooth.

I might even include some videos. I hope you will join me on my continued journey of discovery of coffee, its health benefits, and living a healthy lifestyle. You might even see a recipe or two that you like.

And remember:

“Once you wake up and smell the coffee, it’s hard to go back to sleep.”

Fran Drescher

 

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Joe Medrano | Eat Right Not Less | Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles

Most people worry more about how much they eat instead of eating right. I am guilty of that myself. I admit I have a sweet tooth, but I am learning to control that. I am also working on eating healthier meals.Joe Medrano, XHLstyle, Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles

I am learning more and more that diet sodas and artificial sweeteners are not good for you and cause faster weight gain than had I consumed a regular soda.

Using Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles Sweet Infused Sweetener is just one way that has been helping me lose weight and feel better.

Many of us would like to lose weight but we do not want to adhere to a program. Diet is a four letter word and not a good one. 🙂

I have found that trying to lose weight on your own can be difficult. Find a friend or someone you can work with to lose weight together. You can help motivate and encourage each other on a daily basis even after you reach your goals.

You have to change your mindset to think about living a healthy lifestyle. Living a healthy lifestyle does not mean dieting all the time, or losing weight only to put it back on months later. It also does not mean, depriving yourself of those foods and drinks that you enjoy. It means moderating how much of it you put into your body.

You may eat less of the bad food but you can replace some of it with food that is good for you. The important thing is to moderate so you do not feel you are depriving yourself. If you feel like you are depriving yourself, you will most likely fail and put the weight back on.

There is no perfect weight or body size. The important thing is to be healthy and feel good about yourself no matter what.

How can you start living a healthier lifestyle? Here are a few steps:

  1. Change Your Mindset
  2. Set Attainable Goals
  3. Set Up a Support System
  4. Make Healthier Choices – Eat Right Not Less
  5. Start Moving – Sweat is good
  6. Most Importantly – Stick With It!

If you “fall off the wagon” it’s okay. Just brush yourself off and get right back up. Remember, you are working on a long-term healthy lifestyle not a short term diet or phase.

You may have one of those weekends or weeks where you put on a few pounds. We all do it. Just get back in to your healthy routine (without making it feel like a routine) and you will be fine.

If you are looking to lose weight and would like some motivation, you can join Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles 90 Day Challenge (The Challenge) and try to win the vacation of your dreams.

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JOE | SWEETENER | Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles

Joe at Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles would like to tell you about the first 100% Natural Clinically Proven Low Glycemic Sweet Infused Sweetener that is both Kid and Diet Friendly.Joe Medrano, Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles, Sweet Infused Sweetener

Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles Sweet Infused Sweetener has undergone clinical trials in children ages 6-18 and adults (diabetic and non-diabetic). It has one of the longest safety records of any sweetener, and has been proven tested safe in more than 250,000 humans over a 25-year period. With a regulatory status as a “natural fruit sweetener”, and “sweet fruit concentrate”, SIS has been GRAS since 1997.

Sweet Infused Sweetener (SIS) has undergone multiple Board Approved Human In Vivo Clinical Trials. These clinical trials have demonstrated both a very Low Glycemic Index and Low Glycemic Load in humans, both as a stand-alone sweetener and as an ingredient in ice cream, candy, chocolate, etc.

Further, Board Approved Human In Vivo Clinical Trials have shown that Sweet Infused Sweetener (SIS) is a “natural Burnable Carb” which contains a unique blend of slow-release burnable-carbs to help minimize blood sugar swings.

Along with being kid friendly it is also diabetic friendly. SIS can be appropriate for people with Type 1 diabetesBut it is important to monitor your blood sugar regularly to see how SIF affects your blood sugar, as well as your insulin needs. SIS contains natural carbohydrates that are slowly digested to help minimize peaks in blood sugar, and does not spike blood sugar levels in most persons, including Type 2 diabetics.

Some Type 1 diabetics cannot tolerate natural Low Glycemic carbs, so it is essential to monitor your blood sugar levels in relation to SIS, and to discuss any changes in blood sugar levels with your health care professional. Note that weight loss does affect blood sugar levels and insulin needs.

You can use the sweetener in your coffee and tea. But best of all you can use the sweetener to cook and bake with everyday.

I would like to share a great recipe using the low-glycemic sweetener. The recipe is provided by Karin Raitz who is an independent rep with Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles.

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crinkles Joe Medrano, Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles, Peanut Butter Chocolate Crinkles
7 ounces of bittersweet chocolate (no sugar added) Chopped – Or 1 cup semi chocolate chips
½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
½ cup chunky or creamy peanut better – almond butter can be used instead
3 eggs
½ cup of XHL Sweetener
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup powder sugar

Place chocolate, butter and peanut butter in a double boiler pot.
Cook, stirring until all melted. Let cool to figure touch.

While the chocolate is cooling, mix eggs, sweetener and vanilla until creamy.
Slowly add the warm chocolate mixture to the eggs mixture. Blend until creamy.
Add the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
Mix completely

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
Prepare oven to 350 degrees and 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper

Place powder sugar into a shallow bowl
Shape dough into 1 ½ “ball and place on prepared pans.
Return to the refrigerator for 10 minutes
Take each ball and roll them into the powder sugar and place them back on the pan 1” apart.

Bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Let cool completely. Makes about 4 dozen.

Thank you Karin! The Crinkles are wonderful and much healthier using the Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles Low-Glycemic Sweet Infused Sweetener.

If you would like more information about Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles or how you can get the Sweet Infused Sweetener visit –   www.bit.ly/xhlstyle or provide your contact information below.

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Joe | Healthy Coffee Lifestyles | Is Coffee Healthy?

CNN just published an article on the health benefits of coffee. The article was based on a Joe Medrano, Healthy Coffee Lifestylesstudy posted on Science Daily from the European Society of Cardiology.

New research suggests that drinking four cups of coffee each day can be part of a healthy diet in healthy people.

Over the years there have been many studies and reports that drinking coffee can be beneficial.

The American Heart Association once reported that, people who regularly drank moderate amounts of coffee daily –less than 5 cups per day — experienced a lower risk of deaths from cardiovascular disease, neurological diseases, Type 2 diabetes and suicide. The benefit held true for drinking caffeinated and decaffeinated coffee, suggesting it’s not just the caffeine providing health perks but possibly the naturally occurring chemical compounds in the coffee beans.

We know coffee can be beneficial for us to drink daily. But what most of us do is add cream, sugar, sweeteners, and more which can offset the benefits of the coffee.

Who likes to drink their coffee black?  Many less people than those who prefer to have a latte, mocha or some other sugary drink.  Part of the reason people add so many different additives to their coffee is because they do not like the taste of plain black coffee.

Infrared Roasting vs Conventional Roasting

Standard Commercial roasting puts the beans on a flat screen conveyor which roasts the beans by blowing flame heated hot air from below. Another method is to place the beans in a tumbler and then blow the flame heated, hot air through as they tumble. Both methods, however, will allow the flame to possibly burn the beans and/or to not cook them evenly and all the way through.Infrared Roasted Tasting, Joe Medrano, Healthy Coffee Lifestyles

Infrared roasting brings out the desired flavor and aroma in the coffee bean. Infrared roasting technology leads to lower acidity levels, an evenly roasted bean, and completely eliminates a burnt or bitter coffee taste.

Infrared roasting is a better method to roast coffee, but only about 2% of coffee is infrared roasted. In addition to providing a better tasting coffee, infrared roasting also reduces the acidity in coffee allowing people with more sensitive stomachs to enjoy a cup of coffee.

During the coffee-roasting process, natural coffee acids form which can lead to heartburn, indigestion and upset stomach. Reducing these irritants through infrared roasting can allow coffee drinkers with sensitive stomachs to enjoy coffee.

The important thing is, coffee can be beneficial to your health and should be part of your Xtreme Healthy Living Lifestyle. For a better tasting coffee, try and find somewhere that uses beans that have been infrared roasted.

Healthy Coffee Lifestyles in Livermore California is a commercial coffee roaster that only uses infrared technology. Currently they sell coffee to restaurants, non-profits and other commercial companies, but will soon be expanding to offer a coffee club for individuals to have superior tasting infrared roasted coffee delivered directly to their home.

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Joe | Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles | Age Management | Sports Performance

Joe at Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles would like to tell you about how our products can help you with Age Management and Sport Performance.  

The Tri-Matrix MD™ helps support and reduce cellular damage to your body. It also supports natural fat burning processes, supports recovery time and helps  your body battle obesity and weight gain.

The Skinny Genes Java™ is the first scientifically smart coffee that is healthy, organic and proven to burn fat. They use AA Arabica organic coffee beans that are infrared roasted at Healthy Coffee Lifestyles which allows for a smooth, rich, never bitter, never burnt flavor.

The SkinnyGenex™ Peach Mango and Pineapple Splash Teas are similar to the Skinny Genes Java and offer an alternative to the Skinny Genes Java. They deliver maximum energy at even levels naturally. They help you burn fat while enjoying a refreshing drink.

The Sweet Infused Sweetener™ is the world’s first 100% all natural, low glycemic, sweet infused sweetener. It is kid friendly and has undergone clinical trials in children ages 6-18 and adults who were both diabetic and non-diabetic.

I will be providing more detailed information about each product and how they are working for me in future blog posts. I am excited to continue losing weight by drinking coffee and tea, and having the Tri-Matrix MD™ help me as well.

Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles is helping me get in better shape without having to deprive myself of the things I love to eat.

For More Information Visit www.XHLStyle.com

Would you like to know how you can get these products monthly for free?

Contact met at joe@xhlstyle.com

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I am excited to announce that I have joined the Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles team. Their #SkinnyGenesJava, #SkinnyGenexTea and #TriMatrixMD are amazing products!

I lost 24 pounds in the first 90 days just drinking coffee and tea and continue to lose weight. I did not change my eating habits nor did I start working out. I have battled weight issues my whole life. I am happy to have found a product that can help me burn fat just by doing what I was already doing every day – Drinking Coffee.

Joe Medrano Clayton CA
I lost 24 pounds in 90 days.

Xtreme Healthy Lifestyles is a company forged by years of experience that is dedicated to integrating cutting-edge science with products that have amazing results to completely transform lives for optimal health and peak performance.

I didn’t believe it when a friend approached me to tell me I could lose weight just by drinking two cups of coffee every day. After about three months of him trying to convince me, I finally said what do I have to lose and tried the products.  It turns out, I had a lot of weight to lose.

I was first impressed by the taste of the coffee. It has a very rich and smooth flavor because they infrared roast the coffee as opposed to the traditional roasting process used by 98% of the other coffee companies out there.  They then add a proprietary compound to the coffee that helps your body burn fat.

The coffee and teas both taste great and they give me energy that lasts throughout the day.

If you would like to watch videos on how the products work, visit www.XHLstyle.com Then call me so I can tell you how you can get these great products for free.

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Skinny Genes Java™
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Sweet Infused Sweetener™