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Why natural remedies are better than over-the-counter drugstore solutions:

Everyone wants to feel their best which is why we consume various products to supplement and restore our health. Although many have relied on over-the-counter options to relieve their pain or strengthen their wellness, the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill made hemp-derived CBD legal, and thus, a new option for natural remedies for immunity and ailments. Since then, CBD has risen in popularity as an alternative health and wellness supplement, and for good reason: the growing number of concerns over the ingredients and side effects of over-the-counter medications is well vetted. Here we’ll explore a few common over-the-counter products, and why Full Spectrum Zen’s natural remedies for immunity, inflammation, pain and sleep are considered by many to be a healthier alternative.


How to boost your immune system

One of the most common things we do at the first sign of sickness is to add powdered over-the-counter immunity boosters to our drinks. But in this type of immunity emergency, powder packets are no longer the top choice. First off, many of these immunity boosters contain aspartame, an ingredient that has countless negative side effects – everything from headaches to cancer. Noted side effects of these products can include constipation, diarrhea, or upset stomach, and it is no wonder why: oftentimes, these over-the-counter remedies have a ton of unnatural and unnecessary junk in them – like fructose, maltodextrin, citric acid, and malic acid.

A much cleaner option is Full Spectrum Zen’s Wellness Strips, which act as a natural remedy for strengthening immunity and give you an extra boost. They are gluten-free, non-GMO, and unlike competitors, have absolutely no artificial ingredients. Each oral strip contains three immunity fortifying ingredients – its high potency and bioavailability helps put your body in maximum defense mode against viruses. Our immunity strips modulate all of your immune receptors to maximize the body’s protection and ability to fight off and defend against many types of illness.


How to treat inflammation

Some of the most common over-the-counter medications support pain relief through their anti-inflammatory properties. However, many of these medications can actually worsen health conditions or interact negatively with prescription drugs in your system. These anti-inflammatory medications are also known as NSAIDs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), and their most common side effects are upset stomach, gas, and diarrhea. Because NSAIDs are only intended for occasional and short-term use, the risk of side effects is greater the longer that you use them. On top of that, NSAIDs can affect your stomach lining, which can contribute to gas, heartburn, nausea, vomiting and constipation, and more serious cases, ulcers and internal bleeding. While it may be rare, the more you use NSAIDs, you increase your risk for heart attack, heart failure, stroke and blood clots.

Full Spectrum Zen’s Inflammation Support capsules, on the other hand, are all natural, vegan-friendly, and intended for daily use. They help fight inflammation in the body by utilizing the natural suppressant of Hemp Oil in the endocannabinoid system. The goal is to target the source of inflammation directly. And unlike over-the-counter meds, full spectrum CBD allows you to experience the benefits quickly and is safe for daily use.  

How to get pain relief

For athletes and those who regularly strain their muscles, nothing feels better than the cool comfort of a mentholated sports cream. However, many of the most common brands you can find at your local drugstore contain harmful chemicals, i.e. are not the safest option for muscle pain. Your skin is your largest organ and will absorb the ingredients of any gel, lotion or cream you apply. Many mainstream OTC sports products have artificial ingredients, including Sodium Benzoate, a known possible cancer agent, as well as harsh ingredients that may cause redness, warmth, or irritation at the application site. 

On the other hand, Full Spectrum Zen has created two all-natural topicals for aches, pain and recovery including Soothing Lavender Roll On and ThermaChill Sports Cream. Both are fast-acting formulas that target pain and inflammation to minimize it at its source. ThermaChill combines the natural healing power of CBD with menthol to drive penetrating heat into the muscles for long lasting pain relief. Its ingredients are all safe: 300mg CBD, eucalyptus leaf, camphor bark oil, hemp oil, aloe leaf and other key natural ingredients. For day or night, try Soothing Lavender Roll On which contains 500mg CBD in combination with sunflower seed oil, aloe, willow bark, and real lavender for a great scent.

In all Full Spectrum Zen products, there are no chemicals, toxins, or harmful ingredients.


How to improve sleep quality

It’s very common for us to turn to over-the-counter sleep aids when we have restless nights. However, these OTC sleep aids contain inherent issues. First, most sleep aids contain antihistamines, and since tolerance builds to them quickly, their effects wear off equally as quickly. Furthermore, many sleep medications can leave you feeling groggy or almost hungover in the morning. There are also possibilities for bad medication interactions, as well as reported side effects of daytime drowsiness, headaches, and constipation.

An effective natural alternative for a restful night’s sleep are our CBD Sleep Strips, made with an advanced formulated blend of CBD, CBN, and melatonin that will transform and improve your quality of sleep. They are non-habit forming and vegan, without the side effects as with regular sleep aids. 


When taking any prescription drug, over the counter product or natural supplement; you should always consult with your doctor first.


Want to learn more about treating yourself naturally? Full Spectrum Zen has a variety of natural products that can holistically help improve your health and wellness, (sleep, anxiety, mobility, pain and more), that are backed by a 30 day guarantee. Visit our website to learn more. 


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