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Stuart Tomc

Mr. Tomc is a recognized authority on dietary supplements, with twenty years of experience in the nutritional health industry. Stuart currently serves as Vice President for Human Nutrition for CV Sciences (formerly CannaVest). Formerly the Vice President of North American Herb and Spice, where he served for 10 years, in addition to his service as Global Educator for omega-3 market leader, Nordic Naturals, Mr. Tomc is known for his extensive print interviews and contributions to noted books on integrative medicine, as well as his 4000 radio appearances.

A renowned educator, Mr.Tomc recognizes CBD and its multiple mechanisms of action to support human health, and envisions a new category of dietary supplements derived from agricultural hemp.

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You may have already heard about the Entourage Effect present in high-THC cannabis sativa. But did you know that a similar dynamic exists with regards to hemp? Some cannabis consumers and advocates in the industry have been misinformed about the actual composition of some CBD-rich hemp products. This article will clear

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You may go ahead and re-read that title now. While it may seem like an obvious response or even rhetorical question to ask, this question has been popping up on forums, in dispensaries and independent, specialty natural products stores, within the Cannabis industry and various media platforms. We felt it

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When reading up on cannabinoids, you may have come across some resources insinuating that some non-cannabis compounds work as well as the cannabinoids they emulate. Not so fast, friend! Today we’re going to dive into the compounds that mimic cannabinoids to see if and how they comparatively affect the endocannabinoid

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Whether you agree with it in principle or not, testing for illicit drug use is a reality for many workers in the United States. Drug testing is mandatory for federal employees, and although it isn’t required in the private sector, more employers are implementing some kind(s) of drug screening. When

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Musculoskeletal symptoms and orthopedic conditions are the second-most common reason for physician visits in the United States at a staggering annual cost of close to $1 trillion. Finding safe, cost-effective therapeutic options is quickly becoming a top priority for those concerned about health and productivity, from practitioners and patients to

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Building on a previous article, Cannabidiol 101: A Peek into Cannabinoid Chemistry, the endocannabinoid system, or ECS, is a remarkably complex signaling network that has widespread effects within the body. In fact, many studies have been published examining the effects of various components of the ECS on appetite, metabolic health,

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There is accumulating scientific evidence that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in how the body regulates energy (calorie) balance, as well as carbohydrate and fat metabolism. As such, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an often overlooked key in the regulation of body weight and body composition (note: “body

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The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex signaling network within the human body that uses specialized compounds known as cannabinoids to control various bodily processes by interacting with various receptors and regulatory enzymes.   Cannabidiol (CBD) is often referred to as a “phytocannabinoid.” Phytocannabinoids are plant derivatives that contain a

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  The biological mechanisms that control mood, anxiety, stress, fear, and other emotional behavior have been focused almost exclusively on the role of certain neurotransmitters called monoamines. While monoamines like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine play an important role in controlling mood and anxiety, the vast majority of drug-based therapies that

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    Many of us realize the important of “balance” in our daily lives. Balancing work and play is a critical part of our physical and mental health. For example, replacing omega-6 rich processed foods (e.g., french fries, potato chips, and pastries) with omega-3 rich healthy alternatives (e.g., salmon steak,

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