Our founders came from a background in dietary supplements and sports nutrition and were looking for a different approach using holistic alternative supplements they could bring to the industry. The results was to develop a line of topically applied essential oil blends so they began researching wide ranges of naturally grown and pressed essential oils commonly used in aromatherapy.
Recently we have joined into the CBD conversation, and after some extensive research into both the scientific and the consumer CBD community, the results are overwhelmingly positive. There is strong scientific evidence supporting the benefits of CBD oil, so it appears it is here to stay.
Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential.
CBD oil, (also known as Cannabidiol) is one of many (thousands) oil-based components found in the hemp plant. The ingredient has for a long time received a great deal of bad press due to its close relationship another ingredient, THC which is also extracted from the marijuana plant, but is in form and function an entirely different tincture compound.
The consumer market is starting to take a turn to more experimentation of these once taboo natural remedies. Studies show that CBD oil provides a great reduction in pain-related inflammation, which by relation supports a wide array of ailments derived from inflammation ranging from fibromyalgia, arthritis, to even depression. When asking about the efficacy and current legal status of CBD oil, one Facebook CBD education group user stating that "There is no denying it, that taking CBD helps people ease their pain, I would even go as far to say that it has saved my life, currently through technical language it is legal and I hope we can further bring exposure and scientific evidence supporting the legal status of CBD"
Checkout Komega6 newest crowdfunding launch of CBD oil infused with their essential oil blends for an on-the-go topical application. Backers can take advantage of deepened discounts when backing their choice of perk ranging from $20-$100 — a commitment that will secure your pre-order of the new line, set to begin shipping this November.
Ever wondered if that daily cup of coffee was either harmful or good for you? the short answer, it's really good for you. It appears it can help you live longer.
Coffee is one of the most widely consumed substances in the world and is wildly popular in almost every developed nation. Its use has been researched over a period of time in an observational study. The purpose of this study was to examine the association between coffee consumption and the risk of mortality in a middle-aged Mediterranean cohort. The study was conducted within the framework of the Seguimiento Universidad de Navarra (SUN) Project, a long-term prospective cohort study in more than 22 500 Spanish university graduates which started in 1999, As per Science Daily
It appears long as you hold the additives such as sugar and dairy, coffee has a wealth of dietary biological and mental benefits.
During this observational study of nearly 20,000 individuals, it has been found that higher coffee consumption is associated with a lower risk of death, according to research presented today at ESC Congress. People who consumed at least four cups of coffee daily had a 64% lower risk of early death compared to those never or rarely consumed coffee.
Interestingly enough, it was also found that the reduction in risk was "more significant once people reached the age of 45", potentially suggesting that it may be even more beneficial for us to consume coffee as we age.
"Coffee is loaded with antioxidants," said Joe DeRupo, a spokesman for the National Coffee Association. "Many are naturally occurring antioxidants found in the coffee bean, while others are created during the roasting process. It's these compounds that science links with positive effects in reducing the risk of several diseases.” - first reported by CNN
On top of the recently discovered research, we know that coffee is a natural source the popular stimulant caffeine. Which on its own has a whole wealth of metabolic benefits ranging from an increase in heart rate and body temperature? You might say that does not sound very beneficial, but in fact, an elevated heart-rate and increase in body temperature can help increase the amount calories you burn by just breathing at rest. A known Vaso-constrictor, caffeine can restrict blood flow, but when used in unison with a vasodilator such as grapes and grapeseed, or a topical essential oil such as Cinnamon, coffee can be a great motivator for weight loss and fitness.
Check out our New Launch of topical CBD oil featuring the aromatherapeutic benefits of Essential Oils — different blended scents for different daily purposes.
Komega6, an essential oil startup out of Bryan, Tx has been in business for a little over 3 years. Unique from other essential oil brands, Komega6 opts to market topical applications for their oils instead of the stand-alone oils commonly seen on the shelves at health and wellness stores. Originally a passion project, the founder has seen the brands' sales momentum steadily grow on large online retailers such as Amazon, Zulily, Groupon & Walmart.com — but this growth has led to some growing pains. "We have received great feedback from our customers about our oils, and the general message has been mostly positive, we have a great product concept on our hands by providing customers with all-natural essential oils in a topical application, but given the feedback, we feel the products needed some revisions, and I think we have really hit the nail on the head with this new product line with the inclusion of CBD oil", says Komega6 co-owner and CMO, Taylor Knox. He then goes on to explain "We have managed to generate sales and maintain stable business these past few years, but our raw material and component order volumes have been minimal; cutting our margins of profitability pretty slim." This week Komega6 launched an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign in support of its new line of on-the-go topically applied holistic oil blends featuring all natural essential oils, argan oil and CBD (Cannabidoil from hemp seed oil) to make up the topical aspect of the carrier blend. The crowdfunding campaign features a host of backers perks ranging from $20 to even $1000 for a lifetime supply; allotting backers to take advantage of deep discounts on the new line of topically applied oils in the form of pre-sales, even including some freebies of their recently launched Bath Ice line that is selling off Amazon.com cyber shelves.
with backers support, and funding goal reached, Komega6 expects to begin shipment of the new line of essential oils by November 2018.
To view crowdfunding campaign visit their Indiegogo
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Carbs are commonly found in most foods namely, foods containing sugars, starches, bread and grains and they make up the largest portion of most American diets. And for good reason, along with ketones, carbs are the primary nutrient your brain uses to function as well as a nutrient to help fuel physical activity. Most people consider carbs as bad or unhealthy, but this is a misunderstanding. Depending on the quality of carbohydrates and the amounts in which you consume them will determine whether or not your diet is healthy and balanced for your health and wellness goals.
a key aspect of a holistic lifestyle is knowing you macronutrients, most importantly.
There are two main categories of carbohydrates:
Simple carbohydrates include sugars found in foods such as table sugar, honey, dairy products, fruit and fruit juice.
Complex carbohydrates are starches — long chains of glucose molecules — which include grain products, such as bread, pasta, and rice. Some in-ground grown vegetables — corn, peas, potatoes, and squash — are high in starches. Complex carbohydrates can be broken down further into refined and whole grain carbohydrates.
Knowing your carbs, the difference in their nutritional value will ultimately determine which and when you should consume your carbs. Simple carbs are best consumed for short-term energy, they burn quickly and are generally not heavy on digestion but need to be consumed with moderation while complex carbs take longer to break down – if you refer to our "truth about nutrients" article, which outlines how we think about carbs in relation to a balanced health-focused diet.
The primary goal of wellness is understanding the quality of your carbohydrates—not all carbs are the same. You want to choose your carbs wisely by focusing on the least refined or processed carbohydrates, focusing on the vitamins and minerals found in whole-grain carbohydrates such as rice and quinoa. And understanding which carbohydrates are rich in carbs from sugar, which you will want to only consume in moderation.
This is a good question, and the answer may surprise you.
Humans have a keen sense of smell. Scientists know that when we are hungry, our bodies boost the performance of our sense of smell in order to improve our chances of finding food. This is a survival mechanism. When we are hungry, food smells and tastes amazing, leading to the easy conclusion that if we let ourselves get too hungry, we are very likely to overeat.
Scientific research shows that we prefer sweet smells, and that strongly sweet scents such as chocolate often triggers feelings of hunger and leads to overeating or binge eating, while “neutral” sweet smells actually curbs appetite. A scientific study asked 3,193 overweight people (mostly women) aged 18-64 to inhale a variety of what was considered neutral sweet smells: banana, green apple, vanilla, and peppermint, three times in each nostril whenever they were hungry. After six months, the participants lost an average of five pounds per month.
It makes sense that smell plays a large part in our hunger cues. Your sense of smell becomes enhanced when hungry, it is reasonable to believe that suppressing smell may decrease appetite.
In consideration of essential oils, inhalation is the single most effective way to receive their benefits. When aromas reach the nose, it is not only the limbic system (emotional center) that is triggered; the hypothalamus in your brain is triggered as well. The hypothalamus is the portion of your brain that is connected to satiety. Odor molecules actually inform your brain that you have eaten enough and you are full. You see, it is not only our stomach that dictates our hunger!
Specific essential oils can be used in an inhaler to curb our food cravings. We know based on the above study that certain smells work better than others; but remember, we are not all the same, so personal experimentation may be in order. One thing is for sure: The aromas of essential oils can definitely play a role in weight loss though reduction of curbing cravings.
Kevin Griste - CEO of Komga6 here, writing on a little life experience that I have with my children to help them sleep.
There are many parents out there I am sure can relate to the ritualistic, ever-changing but always challenging; nightly battle of getting your kids calmed down and prepared for bed. Right when I begin feeling the creep of the "sleepies" followed by a full-on barrage assault of the yawns, this seems to be prime time for a cat 5 tornado of horseplay to swiftly make an abrupt touchdown at my nut-house.
That is exactly the common case I had with my daughter before my son was born. Most nights bring a trying spell of endless negotiations with my 6-year old daughter. And believe me, she can dream up just about any excuse to keep from going to bed. And then again, there were also those nights when the clock strikes 7 pm and she was fully clothed, passed out in her bed, sound asleep and sweetly dreaming of the exact moment as to when she was going to wake up bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at 5 am—primed and ready to come inform daddy that it is time to turn on some Paw-Patrol and get a start on a busy day.
Now, I am a business owner, and single-parent; that will gladly soak up the good with the challenging when it comes to parenting, but what is most trying of a father’s soul is when the kids are restless and absolutely insist on getting up every 5 minutes during the middle of the night. On these restless nights, like clockwork, I can hear the unavoidable sound of the "but, I'm not tired" creeping from under the small crack of their bedroom door; onset with the oh-so-predictable act of timidly traversing from out from their beds, out of their rooms, and make a bead-line straight to dad, accompanying their inquiry with an excuse as to why they aren’t tired and just cannot sleep. In these situations, the real enemy isn't the kids, it's the clock, just staring at you, nagging you, telling you that it is in fact, way past their bedtime; and the only thing that you have to look forward to is the dreaded notion of knowing that by morning you will have a zombie child on your hands, and the act of dragging them out of bed early in the morning to get to school on time will be a miracle in its own.
Now I will admit that I have a tendency to give in to the demanding attention of my kids when I am available to. And the reality is that kids will walk all over you if you let them. Given the chance to take advantage of and see what all they can get away with is probably their most favorite game to play with dad. Especially when it comes to bed-time. Like me, I am sure several parents have their own routine tricks regarding bedtime and can agree that, with a regular routine, it makes bed-time much less challenging.
With my daughter, our father/daughter pre-bedtime routine has evolved over time to become one of my favorite rituals, and one that set into motion the beginnings of komega6 topical essential oils.
One of the most effective parenting tips that I have found to always helped me, is by setting an audible 2-hour reminder on my phone to let the kids know that they have 2 hours before it's lights-out for bedtime. During this time, I set aside all of life's demands and ensure that I spend the next 2 hours bonding with my kids. The first hour is dedicated to preparing them for bed, washing up and casually talking to them, fully engaged, with no devices. Then the second hour is spent in their room, individually reading them a book—which now my daughter is the one reading books to me. Before I ever began the topical essential oil business, I would take a little bit of lavender essential oil and coconut oil and rub it on my daughter's chest and wrists before we began reading. As we would read our nightly book, she would slip away into a deep sleep, and surprisingly stay asleep for the entire night. I would call the concoction her "Rest Easy". Rest Easy is the very sleep blend that we sell in-stores, and online, worldwide today. After many nights of this routine, and further developing the "Rest Easy" blend to what it is now, our ritual became one of the most compelling and joyous things that we do together. And the truth is, it really does work phenomenally well for bed-time. So much that I too use it for myself.
It's little stories like this that have humbled me on this parenting journey and guided me through life as an adult. And despite all the challenges in life and coming to the conclusion that not everything goes as planned. I am constantly reminded to never lose sight in having the opportunity make memories with my kids. If you liked my story and would like to share yours, please feel free to leave your bed-time tips in the comment section, thank you for reading and supporting Komega6.
Welcome to the internet, where everyone is an expert and has an opinion on who you should be and how you should be it.
Today's topic: Nutrition
What is it? Why is it important, what does it mean to you?
When we think of words like nutrition we associate them with words like healthy, fitness, and an endless stream of gym selfies and pictures of peoples' weekly meal prep. You know, whatever trending hashtag will get the most likes. But nutrition is the foundation on which your ability to thrive and survive as a human lies.
With a simple search can come across a multitude of experts on the subject. All with very stout opinions on what to eat, when to eat, etc.. There is the Keto Diet, The no-dairy diet, Vegan diet, even a carnivore diet. All with backing evidence and opinion as to why they are the best and why everyone should be on it. The reality is that nutrition is a very personal subject. Not personal to just me, but personal to everyone individually. And by that, I mean it is different for everyone and should be treated as such. Understanding nutrition is a never-ending pursuit of knowing your body and what it needs to survive. After all, that is what we are all really trying to do, survive. Thanks to modern technology surviving has now become much easier for most humans with an internet connection and that has posed some problems with our necessity to educate ourselves about, well... ourselves.
The first tip on nutrition is to actually Learn a thing or two about how food works. And by that, I mean the actual science of it. You see all food is merely energy. Tasty energy bits that you cram down your face-hole that perpetuate everything you do as a being. Different foods have different metrics for energy called calories, we all know that word. And calories are made up of different macronutrients that your body will break down in a variety of ways to eventually be used as energy. Not everyone's' body will break down the macronutrients in calories the same way. In fact, everyone breaks them down a little bit differently depending on a balance of biological variables. These variables play a MASSIVE role in whether or not your nutrition is benefiting you or hurting you.
Let's take a little crash course on macronutrients, simple ways to associate them. And outline some variables that affect them.
Carbs are everyone's favorite energy source, and there is a reason for that. Our brain feeds on carbs in order to process the millions of synapses that are currently occurring in your brain. You can find at least a single carbohydrate in just about any non-leafy based food. Carbs play a HUGE role in almost every body function, but yet under certain circumstances we can also live nearly entirely without them and still be extremely healthy.
It is important to think of carbs as $1 or $5 bills, they are quick to come and go, they are easy to spend on small things and if you store them away in a piggy bank, they usually add up fast. Banking is always a good way to look at nutrients because you can draw many similarities to finance & nutrition. Heres a tip, if you can imagine carbs like under-the-table money you receive from a side-gig, Nothing is better than cold hard cash for some spending money, right? but If you save too much of that dirty money and don't spend it you will have a lot of under-the-table cash you will need to keep secrete from being audited by the government. You will just be punished for storing it. Carbs, Like the dirty money, depending on how many carbs you consume—will absolutely have to be spent. The only difference between storing carbs and storing under-the-table money is you can always hide money, but you can't hide those carbs.
Sugars, like starches, are actually complex forms of carbohydrates, a piece of candy will too break down into specific forms of energy much like a loaf of bread will. The difference in sugars is they also strongly affect hormones such as insulin levels and cortisol levels. Why is this important? Your hormones dictate what your brain is telling your body what it needs, and what it is planning to do. Hormones such as Insulin and Cortisol dictate the feeling of being hungry and needing nutrients, for example, the more sugars you eat, the more your body will assume that it needs sugar more often; whether its good for you or not.
Sugars also provide short-term fuel for muscle fibers and short-term brain functions. Like all carbohydrates, sugars will either burn or store their energy rapidly. That is why they used sparingly.
Think of energy from Sugars like a ripe avocado, you have a short time to use them. And if you don't, they will go bad, quickly. No one like a bad avocado, So only consume sugar if you absolutely know that you will be needing to use it for something that very day.
Fibers have very little to almost no nutritional value, but yet play a very important role in nutrition. Their role is to act as a cleansing pallet. Fibers make up the "cleaning" function of your nutritional diet. They pass right on thru you without breaking down and in the process, they pick up any undigested foods that your body wasn't able to utilize and push them out the back door. Fibers act as your floor sweeper, helping your body stay regular and keep your nutrient moving thru you on a normal basis.
Fats are more long-term storing forms of energy, they help regulate cholesterol. And even though we associate the word "fat" with being bad. Fats are in fact, really good. And so is some forms of cholesterol. To make another association of nutrients to the world of finance, Fats are like long-term assets such as a house or a 401K. You will plan to use these for long-term storage of types of energy you need as the backup, and if you are saving & exercising properly, you will need these deposits of energy when you deplete of the short-term nutrients like carbs and retain lean muscle fibers. Remember, that a healthy heart & lean muscle is ultimately the key to a healthy functioning body & mind. Fats make up the savings bond that will prepare you for a lifetime of health-wealth.
Proteins and fast really go hand in hand. While fats feed the brain and the heart, protein feeds the muscles and many other bodily functions that dictate your hormones, which dictates your metabolism. Like carbs and fats, our brain uses proteins for certain synapses. Proteins are made up of molecules known as amino-acids. Amino acids make up the building blocks of nutrients that provide your muscles and bones with structure. Like carbs, you can survive with little protein. But doing so will be difficult, and require a larger intake of another macronutrient in its place. Without proteins, muscles will find it hard to develop & grow. Think of protein as a secure, long-term investment, you want to constantly be adding to it, as much as possible, as often as you can. There is very little negative impact by having too much protein unless you have a health concern such as high cholesterol.
Metabolism & Hormones
Metabolism is like your bodies game plan for nutrients. Like a coach, it sets the strategy as to what to do with the nutrients. Burn them or store them. You are the team owner and you dictate what players that your metabolism gets to work with. So you are always sending it a message, either I want you to burn these nutrients and win, or I want to store these nutrients and lose.
Our bodies are constantly evolving for survival. When we eat a bunch of sugars and carbs, we have a large surplus of calories that we must burn. If we chose not to do anything active, it is as if we are telling our metabolism that the game plan is to save these nutrients for another day. Same goes with hormones, and that is how we gain weight from fat.
Like the polar bear, stocking up on nutrients for hibernation; when we don't use our nutrients we are sending a strong message to our body that we need to store them because we may need them later. But what if don't ever use these fat storages? well, we slow our metabolism down to a point where it does not want to "burn" any more calorie intake, and instead, we shut down our calorie burning hormones and train our body to "store" all your calories instead. Creating a vicious downward spiral of health problems.
So remember, if you take it in, burn it. And if you do, your metabolism will be trained to keep that fast pace.
I appreciate you for reading this passage on nutrition, if you have any questions or would like to contribute, please feel free to do so in the comment section of this thread.
The Ketogenic diet is exploding across America, and for a good reason. People are seeing the fast-acting benefits of a low carb diet. Keto dieters are rejoicing in the increase in energy and while simultaneously dropping the weight, all while still eating bacon! sign me up!
This is a baked brussel sprout recipe with a southern spin, inspired by the keto diet and makes for a great lunch or dinner-time meal. No frills, easy to make, high in protein and fat but low in carbs & absolutely delicious. This meal Feeds 1, if you are cooking for more, simply double the quantities.
392 calories, 13g carbs, 26g fat, 28g protein
This is what you are going to need
1 cup brisket (can substitute with sausage of ground beef)
1 1/2 cup brussels sprouts
1/2 cup cheddar cheese
salt & pepper
1 tbsp cooking oil (I used coconut oil)
1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. prep brussel-sprouts, cut the ends of the buds and then slice them into halves, place into a bowl.
3. add 1 tbsp cooking oil ( coconut oil) to a bowl and toss lightly until the sprouts are evenly covered.
4. season the sprouts with a pinch of onion powder, pinch of garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Make sure they are good and covered.
6. cover a baking sheet with a sheet of aluminum foil for easy cleanup later.
5. place sprouts flat side down on the baking sheet with aluminum foil
6. bake sprouts for 15-20 minutes.
7. while brussels are baking, prep your protein and cheese by taking brisket strips and chopping into small bits, prep 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar cheese.
8. remove sprouts from oven and flip them to the round side down, add the shredded beef and cheese on top of the sprouts. Place back into the oven for another 10 minutes.
9. remove, place in a bowl or plate and enjoy!
I used some leftover brisket I had from BBQ the night before. If you do not have brisket you can always substitute a protein like a sausage, ground beef, or even chicken. You can also add more fats by adding butter on top of the brussels, and add some peppers if your daily carb intake allows for more flavor.
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An excellent source of antioxidants, essential fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins. The absorbent oil is thought to have numerous benefits for your skin, like moisturizing dry hands or acting as a natural sunblock.
Coconut oil is used in many natural beauty products, and for good reason: It’s naturally antibacterial and antifungal, coconut oil for skin is an excellent moisturizer, it can penetrate hair better than other oils, and, well, it smells like cookies.
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