Hemp is making a huge reemergence as a commercial crop in the United States. As a result, the genetics and disease resistance that is either bred for or strategically selected in almost every other crop has not occurred yet [or at least recently] for hemp. This requires growers to take extra care to prevent disease and pests from ever entering the grow space. We have a semi-sealed greenhouse that enables us to control temperature and humidity precisely so that we can prevent things like powdery mildew, which makes the crop unsellable in a regulated market due to testing standards and requirements.
Three Collagen-Boosting CBD Drink Recipes for Healthy Skin
with Maria Calabrese & Dr. Joan Irvine
On this episode of Maria's Kitchen - Three Collagen-Boosting CBD drink recipes for Healthy Skin, Maria is joined by our favorite Dr. Joan Irvine, author of “Hot Sex for Seniors,” and renowned cannabis educator, discussing how to BEE your BEE-autiful self at any age! How to look and feel great, creating hair, skin and nail beauty from within! How? With delicious recipes for collagen-boosting CBD smoothies, mocktails and teas powered by HOLISTIK Beauty STIKS.
Meet Maria & Our Featured Guest
Dr. Joan Irvine
Dr. Joan Irvine is a nationally-renowned author, speaker, cannabis advocate, and educator for aging adults. She’s also a consultant, advising select brands on ways to tap into to the over-55 market. Dr. Joan began her career at L'Oreal before becoming a personal coach, therapist, and doctor of clinical hypnotherapy. Her specialty is to empower people to have healthier lives — including more enjoyable sex — as they get older. Hypnosis, behavior modification, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), and, yes, even cannabis are among her go-to tools.
Maria Calabrese, J.D.
The Case for Collagen for Healthy, Glowing Skin
Our skin is 80% collagen. Together with elastin, it’s what makes our skin snap back when it stretches. Collagen plays a big part in maintaining healthy hair and nails, too. Plus, the glycine in collagen helps you sleep deeper so you wake up looking and feeling refreshed. We all want to find ways to boost make our skin healthy and glowing. Ensuring our skin has all the collagen it needs to keep you looking your best is the first line of defense against aging.
How To Boost the Collagen in Our Skin
Our bodies naturally produce collagen, but as we age, our collagen product slows down. Suzan Obagi, assistant professor in dermatology at the University of Pittsburgh and director of the Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center, explains that as we age, collagen production declines by 1% every year after the age of 20 years. One way we can boost collagen in our bodies is to eat foods high in collagen, such as fish, egg whites, berries, or red and yellow vegetables. We can also supplement with high quality collagen powder.
The Case for CBD for Healthy, Glowing Skin
There has been so much buzz about CBD and reports on how it has been found to reduce signs of skin aging. How do you make sense of all the buzz about CBD and skin care? We do it by reading studies and trying products. We found one study that shows potential how CBD might support healthy skin. The study noted one possible way CBD can support healthy skin is by acting as an antioxidant. An imbalance between free radicals and antioxidants in our body causing what is called oxidative stress. This is important because studies show oxidative stress speeds up the aging of our skin and even depletes collagen.
One of the best ways to battle oxidative stress is with antioxidants. One study established that CBD demonstrates potent antioxidant properties. This is important because oxidative stress speeds up the aging of our skin and even depletes collagen. You can also eat things like dark chocolate, berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and dark greens like spinach and kale to boost your antioxidant intake.
Collagen-Boosting CBD Drink Recipes for Morning, Afternoon and Evening
- Blackberry Vanilla + CBD Mocktail
- Collagen + CBD Beauty Smoothie
- Chamomile Lavender Tea
Happy Hour with a Blackberry Vanilla Mocktail
They'll think you are drinking a Manhattan and you'll fit in any crowd, but you know the secret - that you'll get home safely and wake up tomorrow rested and ready to conquer the day with the help of our soothing blackberry vanilla mocktail. This one is perfect if you are tired of the same old fruit juice mocktails and looking for something more grown up. It is lightly sweet and sour, with a smooth earthy vanilla base that keeps you drinking them all evening.
- 1/3 cup blackberries
- 1 ounce lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 tbsp raw honey
- 1 can ginger ale
- 1 STIK HOLISTIK Beauty
- A few ice cubes
- Combine blackberries, lemon juice, vanilla & honey with a splash of ginger ale in shaker & muddle.
- Pour through a strainer into your glass.
- POP and POUR, then Stir in a HOLISTIK Beauty STIK.
- Fill remainder of glass with ginger ale and ice.
- Optionally, you can garnish with additional blackberries or lemon wedge
Dr. Joan's Morning Beauty Smoothie Recipe
This recipe is really great. It limits carbs, gluten, nut and milk exposure for those who may have sensitivities. It's packed with super foods and antioxidants.
1 cup spinach or kale
½ cup strawberries
½ cup blueberries
½ whole lemon
1 cup coconut milk
1 inch fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon flaxseeds
1 serving protein powder – plant based
1 HOLISTIK Beauty Stik
In a blender, mix the ingredients (adjusting as needed to taste) and blend on high for 1-2 minutes. Pour in a glass and enjoy!
Get Ready for Bed with a Chamomile Lavender Tea
Looking for something to help you with a better night's sleep? This chamomile lavender bedtime tea is packed with ingredients known to help you sleep. This delicious sleep tea comes together in a snap with only a few simple ingredients. It's built for those last moments before bed to wind you down and prepare for the best sleep you've had in a long time.
- 2 tsp dried chamomile
- 1 tsp dried lavender (culinary grade)
- 2 cups water
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 1 STIK HOLISTIK Beauty
- 1 tsp fennel seeds (optional)
For the simple syrup
- If using fennel seeds, crush with mortar and pestle.
- Bring water to a boil in a tea kettle.
- Add chamomile, lavender, and fennel to tea ball or tea strainer and place in boiled water.
- Steep for 8-10 minutes.
- Pour tea into tea cups.
- PEEL and STIR 1 HOLISTIK sleep STIK into each cup.
- Add honey to taste.
- Enjoy & sweet dreams!
Calories 16, Carbs 4 grams, Protein 1 grams, Fat 1 grams, Saturated Fat 1 grams, Sodium 13 milligrams, Fiber 1 grams, Sugar 3 grams
HOLISTIK Beauty Stik
The HOLISTIK beauty STIK (or as we like to call them, “Our grab-n-go STIK,”) delivers a pre-portioned 10mg dose of fast-acting, broad spectrum CBD. It's blended with all-natural collagen, which we are always looking to boost to help foster healthy hair, skin, and nails. It comes in a portable beverage Stir STIK, which is so convenient, especially, if you're anything like us - always on the go!
HOLISTIK Stiks are manufactured using nano emulsion which is a process that provides superior absorption and fast acting - the effects start in about 15-20 minutes after taking
HOLISTIK Stiks are completely recyclable. They can be used to stir the powder into your drink and then disposed of properly by recycling it. The product is good for our planet as well as us!
The CBD used in HOLISTIK Stiks is grown in a biodynamic greenhouse powered entirely by a natural gas engine which captures the output of clean CO2 for the plants. It also uses 95% recycled water.
HOLISTIK Stiks are tested by independent, third party labs for quality, purity and potency of ingredients. These results are shared with customers on their website, found simply by clicking on the product images.
Using an extraction process that takes everything from the hemp plant but the THC, which is non-detectable, HOLISTIK Stiks use a water soluble CBD blend that have maximum bioavailability for fast absorption and effect.
HOLISTIK Wellness has strategically-formulated blends of select all natural ingredients to help with SLEEP, STRESS MANAGEMENT, BEAUTY, and POST WORKOUT MUSCLE RECOVERY, designed with you in mind.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is indoor growing good for a hemp plant?
What foods contain collagen?
Foods that are high in collagen are fish, egg whites, berries, or red and yellow vegetables among others.
What foods contain antioxidants?
You can eat things like dark chocolate, berries such as blueberries, strawberries and raspberries and dark greens like spinach and kale to boost your antioxidant intake.
Will HOLISTIK Stiks get you high?
No - the HOLISTIK Stiks are made with broad spectrum CBD, which is processed to have non-detectable levels of THC. This means that the THC cannot be detected with the sensitive lab equipment used to test the products, so in all sense, there isn't any THC in the product. THC is the cannabinoid responsible for making you feel high, so without its presence, there is no worry that you will feel high when using this product.
Do HOLISTIK Stiks have a taste?
There is no smell or taste with any of the HOLISTIK Stiks. They will not interfere with your enjoyment of your favorite beverages.
Can you put HOLISTIK Stiks in alcohol?
Yes you can put HOLISTIK Stiks in alcohol. There is no limit to the beverages you can use as the carrier for this wonderful product.