Hit! Blog

Understanding Pain And How to Fight It
Nociceptive, neuropathic, and nociplastic pain all have different causes and symptoms, and therefore, different treatment approaches. Over-the-counter or prescription medications are often used to manage pain, but complementary therapies such as acupuncture, CBD, and mindfulness-based stress reduction can also be effective in managing pain and improving quality of life.
Loquats: A Secret Southern California Delight

While the San Fernando Valley of Southern California is blessed with an abundance of neighborhood fruit trees, my personal favorite has always been the loquat. From my own backyard, these perfect loquats are the source for the juice that I concentrate and blend with our organic full-spectrum hemp extract and the finest all-natural plant based ingredients to make our limited seasonal Hit! Loquat Gummies. Because loquat season is short and I only want to present the highest expression of the fruit, we only sell them in limited amounts for a very short time. I hope you love them as much as I do.

Qi is the energy flowing in all living things

Throughout our daily lives, we all notice as our energy levels ebb and flow: sometimes bursting; other times dwindling like an ember. In Chinese medicine, we consider qi as broadly equivalent to energy – specifically, to how signals and nutrients flow through the body. When qi becomes stuck, this circulation clogs manifesting as cramps, discomfort, lethargy, and a greater risk of injury. Master Qi to recover faster and flow like the breath of life itself.

Lawrence Miller running an Ultra Marathon with the help of Hit! Balm.

Increasingly treatment protocols for sports injuries take more of a natural and process-oriented approach.. Athletes should focus on reducing inflammation as it relates to pain, not to the point that it inhibits tissue repair. 

These are the 5 most effective recovery protocols.

Reducing inflammation to fight pain and speed recovery
While inflammation is part of the body’s natural healing response to injury and infection, chronic inflammatory diseases are the most significant cause of death in the world. It's estimated that nearly 60% of all Americans have at least one chronic inflammatory condition. In this post, we explore the relationship between disease and inflammation and consider natural remedies with proven anti-inflammatory properties.
9 amazing plants that fight pain and inflammation

If you’re struggling with pain, know that you are not alone. Over 50 million Americans wrestle with chronic pain and arthritis daily. Here are nine amazing herbs that I use daily in my practice that you may help you too. 

Wild in wellness: recovery in action
Sub-elite, professional or amateur, the athlete’s job is to put their bodies on the line. They subject themselves to higher levels of pain, stress, and exhaustion and are likely to see more bruises and breaks than the average person. Their physical and mental endurance is what separates them from us mortal recreationalists. But what sets a podium-placing athlete apart from his or her peers? A renewed focus on recovery suggests that it’s not how hard one trains, but how easily one recovers
Hit! back at sore muscles! As seen in Black Belt Magazine.
In practically every physical pursuit that has the potential to leave your muscles feeling sore after a good workout, people are talking about CBD. The initialism stands for cannabidiol, a substance that many regards as a miracle worker. Problem is, you need to be selective when it comes to sourcing your CBD because some unscrupulous sellers are passing along subpar versions.