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Canna Bomb: It's the Bomb!

Canna Bomb: It's the Bomb! It's the bomb! A hemp-infused blender bomb that is. Apis Mercantile is super excited to have partnered up with Blender Bombs to cook up our very own Canna Bomb! What is A Blender Bomb? A Blender Bomb is only one of the most revolutionary creations to hit the health, wellness, and nutrition movement! Each bomb is full of nutrients and Omega 3's. What is so cool about the Blender Bombs is that they can be used in smoothies or, if you are in a time crunch, as a stand alone snack! Blend 'em! Toss a Canna Bomb in the blender with your regular smoothie and enjoy a little something that takes it to the next level. However, smoothies aren't just...

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Hemp Honey for Athletes

Recently you may have noticed a wide array of athletes such as ex NFL star Rob Gronkowski to surfers Jamie O’Brien advocating the benefits of hemp products specifically in relation to muscle recovery.  So why are all these athletes, retired or still at peak performance gravitating towards hemp derived products?       Hemp products, specifically the most abundant cannabinoid in the hemp plant, CBD, activates the endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The ECS is strongly linked to inflammation regulation which fluctuates constantly during workout regimes.  Athletes are constantly pushing their bodies to perform at the top physical level. When you work out a certain muscle, you are implementing stress to the muscle fibers.  Then, your immune system kicks in and begins repairing the damage you created while exercising....

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Meet the Founders of Apis Mercantile!

In June of 2019, Liam and I flew out to Colorado to help our good friend, Matt Rowe, plant his first crop of hemp at Ivanhoe Farms.  We were excited to help, and it was a great opportunity to escape some of the Charleston heat, which in early June, had already become too hot for my liking.  The trip was the culmination of a lifetime of experiences that led the three of us to work together in the burgeoning hemp industry. Without knowing or being aware of it, the seed for Matt’s farming career and Liam and mine’s journey with Apis Mercantile had been planted in the backyard of a Charleston home in the downtown area of the Holy City. Matt,...

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Full-Spectrum Synergy -- The Entourage Effect

Full-Spectrum Synergy Synergy is the short answer to "Why is a full spectrum hemp tincture better?" For those of you who don't know what synergy is, it is the interaction of elements that when combined produce a total effect that is greater than the sum of the individual element. There is a lot more to it though. Full-spectrum hemp has the potential to positively affect and support our bodies holistically through the endocannabinoid system. Science, Lots of Science Pardon us while we geek out a little, but the human body is really cool. The endocannabinoid system is the new frontier. Little is known about it, but what is known points to it affecting your whole body and your health.  It...

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The Details on Full Spectrum Hemp Oil: What is it and how does it work?

Hemp oil has become increasingly popular in the United States across several industries and customer demographics. Despite the rise in the popularity of CBD and hemp oil products, many users and curious would-be customers are still unsure of exactly what full-spectrum hemp oil is and how the cannabinoids interact with the body.  Hemp is a plant that contains active and essential compounds, including CBD, minerals, vitamins, and terpenes. Hemp oil is extracted from the biomass of the hemp plant that has been processed for extraction after harvest. The first step in the process is to dry the leaves, flowers, and stems of mature hemp plants, where the oil is extracted from. There are a variety of extraction methods, but one...

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