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7 Important CBD Terms and What They Mean

7 Important CBD Terms and What They Mean

 

CBD is getting to be one of the most talked-about products on the planet. There have been various studies into it and the results look pretty promising. For example, there is evidence to suggest that it can help reduce inflammation and pain and can also help treat stress and anxiety.

CBD is one of over 100 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids which are found in the marijuana or cannabis plant. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, and this is what causes the “high” that is often associated with marijuana. However, CBD is not psychoactive like THC. 

The root of CBD’s popularity seems to stem from the fact that it a plant-based treatment. More and more people are seeking out natural methods of healing and CBD ranks pretty high in exposure and availability. Though clinical trials are relatively young, the benefits associated with using CBD are vast. 

The list of its purported benefits is one that continues to grow. It has been used to treat anxiety, depression, inflammation, seizures, insomnia, psychosis, and physical pain to name a few. More clinical trials are being conducted to confirm these benefits, but evidence points to a positive impact.

There is a lot to talk about this fascinating subject. Here is a brief guide to and 7 key terms that everyone should know about. 

 

1. Cannabidiol.

 

Cannabidiol is what aids in the higher functioning of the human body’s endocannabinoid system. This system is what manages the body’s processes like immune response, inflammation, metabolism, pain, mood, and sleep.

Cannabidiol is the official name of CBD. CBD has been shown to help shield the body from oxidative stress (which can cause damage and disease in cells). 

It is important to note that cannabidiol is not actually approved by the FDA, even though it was made legal at the federal level according to the 2018 farm bill. The only exception is using it to treat a rare form of epilepsy. 

While the results are promising, more research is needed before CBD could be approved as a natural alternative to medicine. It is already readily available online and in stores across the country but keeps in mind that research into its effects is still ongoing.

 

2. CBD Oil.

CBD oil is made when CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and then diluted with a carrier oil like hemp seed or coconut oil. 

Using CBD oil/tincture is one of the easiest ways to consume CBD. Usually, you use a dropper to administer the oil under your tongue and then hold it there for about 30 – 90 seconds before swallowing it. 

There are full or broad-spectrum CBD oil (the others being distillate or isolate) and you should go for the former to get the full scope of the health benefits. Broad-spectrum oils contain the most cannabinoids, and generally don’t have THC. Full and broad-spectrum products are also less processed, which helps preserve some of the volatile organic compounds, like terpenes. 

If you are looking to shop for some CBD oil online, Cool Things Chicago has a great range of products you can choose from. 

 

3. Terpenes.

Terpenes are the compounds that give cannabis their aroma and flavor. There are two common ones – Limonene has an uplifting, citrusy flavor, while the second one, myrcene is more relaxing and has a clove-y scent, according to the brand manager at Extract Labs, a hemp-derived CBD company which is based in Colorado.

Sally Nichols, the president of Bloom Farms CBD, a California based CBD company says that terpenes can be compared to the subtleties of wine. Though she says that we should take the claims of mood-altering effects lightly as there is a lack of well-controlled studies.

 

4. Psychoactive. 

Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not have a strong effect on cognitive brain activity and does not get you “high”. Any (CBD) products that might contain more than 0.3% of THC has the potential to get you high and will have a label that says “psychoactive” or “THC”. Be careful and mindful of how much you are ingesting. 

 

5. Microdosing. 

 

The practice of micro-dosing requires taking a small fraction of a larger dose, and continuing that fractional dose to help moderate symptoms. Participants of micro-dosing studies have noted that it is easier on the body and there a more enjoyable way to consume the doses. This means that the substance is absorbed better, and it’s a much more balanced experience.

 

Microdosing CBD oil over the course of a day allows you to reap the benefits of CBD over longer periods of time.  Taking the daily dose all at once would result in the effects of it wearing out quicker, offering only short-term benefits.

 

Microdosing CBD oil helps stabilize this system, mitigating the peaks and lows that can occur as a result of ingesting a maximum dose.  Many people prefer the convenience of a daily dose in the form of one capsule though, as microdosing requires effort on part of the user. 

 

6. Bioavailability

This term refers to how fast the CBD enters the bloodstream and takes effect. Smoking and vaping are the most immediate as the CBD goes into your lungs. However, the effects won’t last as long if you compare it with other methods of taking CBD.

You can hold oil under your tongue, or ingest a gummy or soft capsule too. Though this might take up to several hours as it goes through your digestive system.

 

7. Certificate of Analysis (COA) 

 

Any reputable CBD product would have a certificate of analysis done by a third-party lab. You can check the product and find the batch number and you can check the brand’s site for its COA report. 

CBD is going to come further into the spotlight it seems for multiple reasons. The industry is projected to be worth $22 billion in a few years and has the potential to save lives. 

There are more and more studies to look into its properties and benefits, and soon we will know how it can help a variety of illnesses and ailments.

Until then, it is best to proceed with caution. And as with any treatment, please consult your health care provider before incorporating CBD into your regimen. 

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Posted by on Jun 8, 2012 in Blog, Essays | 1 comment

7 First-time tips: Read this before playing poker in Vegas

7 First-time tips: Read this before playing poker in Vegas

 

If you have dreams of being Phil Ivey or Annie Duke or Chris Moneymaker, you need to go to Las Vegas to play some poker. If you have never been, as you can imagine, it is an amazing experience. The modern casino poker rooms are more like palaces with beautiful felt tables, a buzzing atmosphere, and modern amenities like USB charging stations and flat-screen TVs. The poker room at the Wynn Las Vegas even has a sportsbook window right in the poker room! But, before you head to Sin City to get fitted for your World Series of Poker bracelet, there are a few things you need to know. Here are 7 first-time tips for playing poker in Vegas. 

 

Play poker in the poker room 

There are two general types of poker games at a casino. There is the poker that is played head-to-head against other players in the poker room and there are the poker table games you will find in the regular casino pit. These games, such as Three Card Poker, Let It Ride, Caribbean Stud, Pai Gow Poker, and others, should be avoided. They have worse odds and a bigger house advantage than both playing poker straight up and even other table games such as blackjack or craps.

 

“If you really feel the need to play a poker table game,” says Lucian Marinescu, a partner at OnlineCasinoGems, “play Pai Gow Poker. It has a lower House advantage than games like Three Card Poker or Caribbean Stud which have some of the bigger House advantage percentages in the entire casino.”

 

Look for daily tournaments 

A good way to get a serious return on your poker investment is to play in a tournament. Almost every poker room in Vegas has at least one, if not more, daily poker tournaments to play in. Usually, these tournaments run you somewhere between $50 – $200 for an entry fee and will guarantee a winning prize of $1,000 or more. You do not have to win either to finish in the money. Most tournaments payout the Top 20 or so players so if you can hang on for as long as possible, you can have hours of poker fun and win your money back or walk away up.

 

Know what beats what

This is an elemental part of poker and when you are in Vegas, it is very important you know this like the back of your hand. There is nothing more embarrassing than reaching for a pot with a straight when someone else has a flush. It will make you look like an easy mark. Before you head to Vegas, commit to memory this order of what beats what – high cars, pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full house, four of a kind, straight flush, royal flush.

 

Makes Chip Stacks of 20 

A tip that will not only make you look like a pro but will also make the game much easier for you is to stack your chips in stacks of 20. This way, you will know how much you have in your bank at any given time and will be able to quickly make or call bets without having to go through the time-consuming routine of counting your chips each time. Why stacks of 20? Because, it gives you nice, round numbers in any denomination.

  • 20 x $1 chips = $20
  • 20 x $5 chips = $100
  • 20 x $25 chips = $500
  • 20 x $50 chips = $1,000

 

Open your mouth

A poker table in Vegas is not a place to sit in total silence. Talking a bit at the table will help your game in a number of ways. You do not have to engage in banter with other players but calling out your actions will help everyone involved and be greatly appreciated by the dealers and other players. Do not just push chips into the center. Say “call” or “raise” (followed by the amount) so that everyone knows exactly what you are doing. It will make the game much smoother for all. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions. Dealers, other players, or casino managers will all be happy to help and will be glad you asked instead of inadvertently breaking a rule.

 

Put on your poker face  

One of the most unique things about playing poker at a casino is that you are playing against other people – not the dealer or AI robots – who can base how they play against you based on your reactions to things. In blackjack, the dealer can see your cards and they have to hit at certain times no matter what, so you can celebrate that 21 as you see fit. In craps, when the dice lands, everyone knows the outcome so there is no hiding. In poker, you need to keep a calm, cool, and collected demeanor so that your opponents can’t use your reactions to their advantage. That is why a great poker face, as described in Gambling News Magazine, is so important.

 

Pay attention

Remember, poker has been ruled by a court of law to be more a game of skill than a game of chance. That is why you need to be locked in and focused when you are playing in Vegas. Even when you are out of the hand, watching how players bet and what they have when they do will be helpful to your game over the course of your game. Also, the other reason for this tip is that you want to be aware when it is your turn. No one likes the person who always has to be reminded that play is to them. Don’t be that guy or girl.

 

Conclusion 

Yes, your first time at a poker table in Vegas might be a little nerve-wracking, but it will also be thrilling and exhilarating too. If you keep these few tips in mind, you will have a great experience and maybe even walk away with some money when it is all said and done.

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Posted by on May 18, 2012 in Blog, Essays, General Poker | 0 comments

What to Make of Playtech’s “Quantum” Table and Card Games?

 

What to Make of Playtech’s “Quantum” Table and Card Games?

Playtech is undoubtedly one of the world’s most important developers of casino games. The company is now in its 20th year and has arguably grown in importance within the industry, notably in the area of, what it terms, ‘premium branded’ online slots. It’s a big player too at the various casino conventions, where the developers are keen to show off the latest technology for now and in the future.

However, one could also argue that Playtech perhaps missed the boat on live dealer casino. It’s not that Playtech doesn’t make live casino games; it makes some of the finest classic table and card games for the live dealer format. It’s the fact that other developers stole a march on Playtech when it came to creating games that go beyond the standard casino variations. Evolution Gaming, for example, created the ground-breaking Monopoly Live, which has captured the imagination of players looking for something a little different when they visit a live casino.

Playtech launched its “Quantum” range in late 2019

But Playtech has recently made moves to muscle its way back into the live casino top tier with a clutch of new releases. Notably, it’s Playtech’s “Quantum” Blackjack and Roulette that have caught our eye. You can find it at live.casino.com/united-kingdom/, but below we will try to breakdown the main elements and explain why it’s a significant addition to the live dealer casino sphere.

Looking first at Quantum Blackjack, the game’s headline feature is that it can offer a 1000x boost to your winnings. That begins with the drawing of three auxiliary cards on the side of the screen. Each card will have a multiplier assigned to it. For instance, you might see the ace of clubs with a 5x multiplier. If the ace of clubs is drawn in your winning hand, you will win five times the normal pot. If you match other cards on the side screen, their values are multiplied. As the auxiliary cards can range from 3x to 10x, the maximum boost to a winning hand is 1000x, i.e. 10 x 10 x 10.

 

Quantum games combine live play and random number generator software

So, here’s the question: If this is a live blackjack game, how can Playtech afford to boost the winnings with such gusto? After all, we know that blackjack is a game with a very low house edge. Well, the trade-off is that the game will be declared a push if the dealer busts on three cards. This factor swings the house edge back towards the house enough to allow for the boosted winnings. It’s worth noting, however, that the multiplier game runs on RNG software.

Quantum Roulette is conceptually similar. Once bets are placed on the game, an RNG will draw up to five numbers, each with multipliers of between 50x and 500x displayed on them. If your straight up bet happens to be one of those numbers, your bet payout will be the multiplier displayed rather than the standard 35 to 1 you would find in standard roulette. Once again, the kicker is that winning straight up bets (without the Quantum boost) are paid at 29 to 1. Overall, though, if you like your James Bondesque big wins in roulette, this is the game for you.

It’s important to note that both of these games still reflect the house edge of their standard variants, so players aren’t getting a shiny bauble without any substance. The games look great, played out in an ultra-slick and modern studio. They seem like a great choice for players with low stakes and high ambitions. Now let’s hope Playtech is working on something similar for online poker fans.

 

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Posted by on Apr 23, 2012 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

What Casino Game has the Highest Return to Player Percentage?

 

 

When playing casino games, you need to understand and know what to expect in regards to your chances of winning, and how much you stand to gain on average. This is what return to player percentage or payout percentage is all about. Based on the game you choose, there are games with high return to player percentage, while others have low payout percentage. This can also vary from one casino to the other. This is why you need to take time and understand what you are up to before you start playing.

Blackjack

With an array of casino games with a huge return to player percentage, blackjack is simply the king. It is a major. Blackjack is one of the most widely played casino games across the globe. The table game is available in different variations, and offers more chances of winning. Based on your preference, you can play live dealer blackjack among other variations that allow you to explore huge bonuses.

Most importantly, blackjack has a huge payout percentage of 99.45%. Even though blackjack is a lucrative game, its payout pays when you play well, using the right strategy and on the right platform. It is not a table game of chance but skill, and requires an optimum strategy for you to enjoy RTP. Online blackjack variations including Classic blackjack by Microgaming and Blackjack switch by Playtech are amazing options with the best and higher RTP compared to the standard blackjack.

When playing blackjack, the rule of thumb is to choose a casino that offers a great playing experience, make wise and informed decisions and build your strategy. These enhance your chances of winning and making the most of the percentage payout.

Slots

Slots also have a high payout percentage. Most slots have a 90 to 99 payout percentage. Based on the casino you choose and the slot machine you settle for, it is highly recommended that you go for slots with more than 95% RTP. Some of the best slots to explore include Blood Suckers with a payout percentage of 98 per cent. It is an enjoyable game with 25 paylines, 5 reels and amazing bonus rounds that can earn you more as you play. These are some of its lucrative features that make the game attractive to many players. Furthermore, it gives you great free spins to boost your winnings.

  • Ugga Bugga slot game has an RTP of 98.07 per cent return to player percentage. It has 10 paylines and 3 reels. Developed by Playtech, it is a slot game that is enjoyable to play, offers more chances of winning even with a single bonus feature.
  • Ooh Aah Dracula is similarly a popular Barcrest online slot game with a 99 per cent payout percentage. It comes with 10 paylines, 5 reels and exciting bonus features as well as scatter and wild symbols. Ooh Aah Dracula also offers free spins to boost your gaming or payout ratio.
  • 1429 unchartered seas is a volatile yet popular and exciting slot game with an RTP of 98.63 per cent. It is an exciting game that comes with unique, beautiful and expanding wilds that you can take advantage of when playing.

Roulette

Roulette is available in different versions including European, American and French versions. French roulette has an RTP of 98.65 per cent, European roulette 97.30 per cent and American roulette an RTP of 94.74 per cent. To enhance your chance for success, always settle for roulette version with the highest RTP. You also need to be keen on betting odds because they play a significant role in enhancing your chance of winning.

The other games with the highest return to player percentage that you can choose include craps with 98.64 per cent, Bacarrat with 98. 94 per cent and 3 card poker with 98.24 per cent.

With these options in mind, it is vital to note that an RTP is a crucial aspect of the game you choose to play. When combined with the right odds, it goes a long way to boost your chance of winning or earning more from your gaming sessions.

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Posted by on Apr 12, 2012 in Blog, Essays | 0 comments

How to Write a Resume for a Government Position

When applying for a job position with a federal government agency, you will have to submit a specific document that incorporates several exclusive elements as well as traditional elements such as contact information, education, and work experience. However, drafting a perfect resume for this job position can be daunting and cumbersome if you do not know what a federal resume is or the format to draft one. Hence, instead of struggling to produce the ideal document, it is fundamental that you ask for resume writing help. With the aid of a professional, not only will you produce a perfect resume but also increase your chances of landing the job.

     

Nonetheless, it is crucial that you know what a federal resume is. A federal resume is a comprehensive article that people use when applying for jobs with a federal government. When creating one, you should provide more specific details about yourself as well as your work experiences than you do in a regular resume. A federal resume is personalized for human resources

recruits and federal employers. And similar to traditional resumes, they encompass your personal information, background, and qualifications. Having known these, it will be easy for you to draft a resume for government job sample. But, if you encounter any challenges while at it, consider the following tips on how to write a resume for a government position.

How long should a federal resume be?

When writing a regular resume, it is advisable to make it as brief and succinct as possible. This is because hiring managers do not have enough time to read through your whole document as several applicants have an interest in the job position you are applying for. However, that is not the case when it comes to a federal resume. A government job resume can be as long as 4 – 6 pages. This is because it comprises many details than a regular resume. Federal hiring managers want to have an outline of your knowledge, duties, and achievements, as well as skills and abilities. Besides your contact information, education, background, and work experience, this document incorporates your citizenship, disability, clearance, availability, veteran’s preference, and highest GS grade among other things.

Include formal image

A federal resume also constitutes an image which gives the hiring managers a visual impression of you. So, when including your photo in the document, ensure that it is formal. Such a photo not only shows that you are a professional but that you are also interested in the job you are applying for.

Follow usual government resume format

To increase your chances of getting the job, you need to adhere to the usual government resume format. Diverging from this format will make the Human Resource specialists presume you are sloppy. So if you want to get the job, begin with a trustworthy layout such as the reverse

chronological format. This puts your most recent accomplishments at the top of the document. Also, utilize the best resume fonts, plenty of white space, and big headings. Do not let them strain to read your document.

Write federal job descriptions

Use keywords to describe each of your past federal government jobs. Warranty that they correspond to the job announcement. Presume that you are applying for an office clerical and automation support job. Such a duty necessitates various skills: storing, salvaging, editing, and printing documents. Additionally, you may have to answer phone calls and refer callers. If you do not know how to organize essay writing, visit the website of Edu Jungles, and ask for assistance. The team of experts from that company would not be hesitant to help you out.

Create a strong profile

Start your resume with a bang by creating a strong profile that tells the Human Resource specialist everything they should know about you. Market yourself by producing a summary that incorporates your greatest achievements and most noteworthy and remarkable skills and abilities. Your profile is all about marketing yourself and increasing your acceptance chances. To be good at creating a powerful profile, review strong government resume examples to get tips and ideas on how to strengthen it. Additionally, you can inquire with a professional resume writer.

Attach your recommendations

Do you have the skills, experience, and confidence to get the job? Well, if you do, ensure that no one else steals your thunder. Attaching poor recommendations is an unfortunate means of jeopardizing your chances during the hiring process. If you have not reviewed your recommendations in a while, now is the ideal time to do so.

Ensure that you list individuals who can discuss your skills and character with ease. Character and

integrity are vital in a government position. So, ascertain that you have strong recommendations and references that can guarantee you the job position.

Describe your education

Ensure you include all the learning institutions that you attended as well as the degrees or certifications that you have received. Completed programs and study abroad experiences are acceptable supplements. For each learning institution, incorporate the year attended, GPA, degree earned, completion date, special recognition received, and relevant coursework where applicable. To make the process simple and easy, review a government resume template. This will help you know how best to incorporate these details into your federal resume.

Proofread twice

After drafting your federal resume, take a break. Stretch a bit, take a stroll, or consume something. Unwind from the tiresome and challenging writing process. Then, get back to the proofreading and editing process. Go through your document more than once step-by-step. Ensure that all the details are to the best of your knowledge. Additionally, ascertain that you structure the document using the appropriate format. If you are through with the proofreading phase and are still not content of your proofreading skills, consider enlisting the assistance of professional essay writers. Let them help revise and edit your work to perfection.

In conclusion, when applying for a federal government position, you need to submit a document that not only showcases your knowledge but also your skills and abilities. But, this may be a challenge if you do not know what a federal resume is. Nonetheless, that should not trouble you much. You can purchase government resume samples from reliable and trustworthy resume writing services and gather some professional tips from there. Or, you can hire an expert from these companies to draft one for you. Moreover, above are some tips and techniques that you can use to write a federal resume for a government job position.

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