In the era of consumerism, everyone has a favourite brand, shop or an online marketplace. Have you ever wondered why do you prefer a brand or a platform over other billion choices that are available to you one click away? Is it their range of products? Or a user-friendly website with the next day delivery at your doorstep? Or maybe it’s their expertise in a niche market? Well, alphagreen.io represents all of the above for the ever-growing nutraceutical and supplements market. Our research and supply of marketplace products will be categorised by four major sections: cannabinoids, adaptogens, cognitive enhancers, and alternative supplements. We will be featuring Cannabinoids such as CBD, THC, CBG and many other compounds found in cannabis plants that are taking over the market of health and wellness lately. Adaptogens refer to another source of wellness benefits and includes natural herbs, roots and non-toxic plants that provide support for the body to resist stressors of all kinds, whether they are physical, chemical or biological.
The origin of using adaptogens comes from Chinese and Ayuveric healing traditions that find wide application even in the 21st century. Cognitive enhancers (CE) are also exceptionally useful nowadays when people are exposed to an enormous amount of information daily, or even hourly. The cause for high demand of such products is due to the CE properties allowing a consumer to improve memory, increase mental alertness, boost concentration as well as elevate energy levels in general. Cognitive enhancers are often called “biohacking” tools that are usually referred to products such as mushroom extracts, herbs, and amino acids.
We are number one premier online marketplace with offices in London and Germany.. Our curated portal features leading quality CBD wellness brands from all over the world, offering CBD oils, tinctures, oral sprays, edibles, topicals, capsules, cosmetics and other cannabinoid products such as CBG, adaptogens and many more nutraceuticals. We constantly conduct research about new products, health trends and reach out for the best quality products and brands to provide you with the one-stop shop when it comes to supplements and taking care of your health. We work only with established and reliable products and brands that deliver the best results for pain, anxiety, stress, sleep, beauty, intimacy, and overall well-being.
While our headquarter is in London, a big proportion of the team is based in Germany. Our operational teams are further supported by a strong bench of senior executives from the technology, healthcare and private equity industry working as advisors and are based globally between the USA, Canada, Columbia, Europe and even Asia. The thing we all have in common is that we are all a little bit nerdy and driven by data. We leverage our professional backgrounds in finance, medical, and tech sectors to bring you the best products as well as the latest information in the rapidly evolving Cannabis and healthcare sector. Our team is very passionate about cannabinoids and other emerging health products and the benefits they can provide for those in need of treatment. We are strongly committed to acquaint European customers with the best natural products and reliable brands available on the health market.
When it comes to the matter of health and wellness, there is no room for negligence or carelessness. Health and time are the two things that you cannot buy with money. It is something that we at Alphagreen appreciate very much and treat with extra care. Therefore we are excited to have created our own health and wellness journal Alphagreen Academy. We aim to help you to make the most out of your time and health. There is so much confusion in the internet, in the media and even at conferences about cannabinoids (e.g. CBD). The Alphagreen Academy resource will tackle all issues about this and other emerging life-science fields and provide you with an in-depth view and resolve any confusion you might have.
Our prime goals are to educate our audience on the subject of safe and effective use of supplements in health and wellbeing. We are big believers in knowledge being the biggest power and asset that one can have, so we want our audience to be fully equipped with facts, research and experience of others when it comes to one’s health. We believe that we can help you improve your wellbeing while also saving you a lot of time on research. It is a platform that will become your trusted source for the latest CBD research and information, global trends and innovation in the industry.
We will be covering a vast amount of topics related to using CBD for health purposes. Each subject will be analysed in great depth to ensure that you are aware of all the pros and cons of each consumption method, a type of the product, or dosage. Our objective is to educate rather than advertise anything. This is why we work really hard in order to present you each topic of our discussions from different sides by studying them with a critical and honest approach. The basis for any of the articles that you will see on Alphagreen Academy is primarily based on research using the most trustworthy resources available. As an example, one of our main researching resources is the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) based in America that is a part of the United States National Library of Medicine (US NLM). The NCBI is an institution that accommodates databases relevant to biotechnology and biomedicine and is an essential resource for bioinformatics tools and services.
They aim to develop new information technologies to further understand fundamental molecular and genetic processes that control health and disease. Therefore for understanding and analysing a subject of CBD, it is one of the most valuable resources for our research to have a factual backup. While the scientific articles and studies found among the NLM resources can be quite lengthy and dense on terminology, we do our best to translate the scientific language to English.
We will be covering a vast amount of topics related to using nutraceuticals and supplements for health purposes emerging fields such as CBD. Nutraceuticals is a broad umbrella term that refers to any product derived from food sources with additional health benefits. It is consumed in addition to the basic nutritional value found in foods. Supplements include vitamins, minerals, herbals and botanicals, amino acids, enzymes, and many other products. The term speaks for itself: supplements are also used as an addition to enhance one’s diet and cannot fully substitute the nutrients found in foods. Both types of products are often used to promote general well-being, control symptoms and prevent physical and mental health distresses. They come in dozens of forms from capsules to edibles and can be consumed in a variety of ways such as oral intake of oils, capsules, drinks or enhanced foods, external use on the body for massage or direct application on inflamed areas, inhalation such as vaping, and many others.
We are big advocates for individualism, and every single member of our team is valuable in their own way. The diversity of our team allows us to always look at subjects from different angles which is key in critical analysis of any information. We take pride in the fact that we are not dictated, pressured or censored by brands, institutions, the government or anyone else in choosing where we want to focus our attention and efforts. Our team of editors in both Alphagreen Academy and Alphagreen Medium blog have the liberty of selecting topics they want to research, which makes our platform not only diverse but also makes us relatable to our audience. We talk about the real challenges or problems that we see, or what sparks our curiosity. Alphagreen team is a well-rounded group of professionals that also has a close relationship with industry executives and leading academic researchers in nutrition and health sector. In addition to our continuous research, partnerships and exchange of experience with the specialists of health and wellness field enables us to always stay up to date with the latest trends and discoveries of new knowledge, brands and technologies.
For example, our team member that is a smoker decided to research the topic of vaping CBD oil and how it works. For another member, mental health was a very close-to-heart subject, so she focused her efforts on the question of how to use CBD oil for anxiety. And the list continues: we choose topics that we are either curious to research, or they resonate with us on a personal level.
Regardless of the reason for our interest in a topic of an article, one thing always remains consistent and runs through all of our work, and it is professionalism (and let’s face it, nerdiness). We take our research very seriously and always strive to provide the most accurate information. We often go into a great deal of details explaining in each article what are the types of cannabis plants, what are the main compounds found in these plants and what are the differences between them, and this makes up only an introductory part. You will find a lot of information about the benefits of using CBD for specific distresses, which will always be paired with information about the downsides of choosing a specific product or a consumption method. Although CBD infused products are usually very well tolerated by people (and, believe it or not, even by pets), there are still potential side-effects that you need to be very aware of. The part about downsides is a significant and detailed section in all of our publications, because we believe that it is always better to be safe than sorry, and also because as we’ve mentioned above, knowledge is power.
One of our main focuses in Alphagreen Academy will be drawn to the emerging field of CBD and other cannabinoids as an example of many types of nutraceutical products. CBD is still a relatively young industry in the sense of how we perceive it now. One of the main challenges of CBD products research is that most of the studies that have been held and published so far were able to examine short-term effects. In order to fully understand the consequences of using CBD that will have a potential visible impact in thirty or forty years on an older organism is only possible if we gather results of participants thirty years later. It goes without saying that considering how individual every person’s health history is, it will take a very, very large sample size to draw any correlations or find patterns.
So the long-term studies on humans are still ahead of us, and in the meantime, we can only forecast the future impacts and settle for shorter-term effect studies of up to several years. Having said that, Alphagreen Academy team pays close attention to the real user experience that is available to us right now. We analyse reviews on different online platforms that people with experience of using a specific product have had and shared, especially when it comes to the products that we feature and place in our blog and our online marketplace. By providing our audience real assessments by real people, we hope to allow visitors of Alphagreen to build better expectations and learn from others’ experiences.
To further demonstrate the diversity and universality of CBD, we have also dedicated entire articles to particular uses that could be beneficial for one’s health and wellness. There are dozens of conditions which is both fascinating and challenging to comprehend just how universal one compound found in one plant can be. If you haven’t heard, CBD products are used in a large variety of different distresses, such as chronic and acute pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, problems with intimacy, skin problems, sufferings from cancer symptoms, epilepsy, and the list goes on. The studies of areas that can benefit from using CBD can be found in our Medium blog and among Academy articles. We also strive to educate our audience on the variety of different forms CBD products come in and believe us, there are also dozens.
Who would ever imagine thirty years ago that CBD would work perfectly well mixed in face cream and provide healing properties for acne? Or added to lollipops and gummy bears to relieve stress and anxiety? This is the reality now, and we want all of you to take full advantage of the assortment of products CBD can be infused in. Lastly, on the subject of diversity, there are also many ways of how you can use the same CBD products. It is also something that we emphasise in our work to spark your creativity in how to broaden the list of standard use, make the most of your experience with CBD and also get your money’s worth. For instance, a bottle of CBD oil can be used on its own by placing a few drops under your tongue, it can be added to a beverage or a meal, but it can also be used externally as a massage oil for muscle spasm treatment or pain relief. This is just one example of the versatility one product can provide.
CBD market is only the tip of the iceberg in comparison to the variety of other products that Alphagreen Academy will be covering in our research. We are also determined to shed light on adaptogens, superfoods, cognitive enhancers and many other types of nutraceuticals and supplements that will be discussed in great details using the same critical approach as CBD.
Perhaps one of the most confusing things about CBD for an inexperienced consumer is the legal status. Legislation and CBD regulations in each country differ which makes it that much more complex, especially when you order products online that are shipped from abroad, or when you have to travel overseas carrying a product with you. This is something that we in Alphagreen Academy also dedicate a good deal of attention to in order to dispel any doubts you might have about the legal status of CBD in your country. Generally speaking, according to EU regulations, CBD products are permitted as long as they contain less than 0,2% of THC, the psychoactive compound also found in cannabis plants. However, there are many nuances related to the regulations at different stages from cultivation to ready-to-take products which we also discuss in our articles.
It is nearly impossible to have a definite answer to the question of what is the general doctors’ opinion on the use of CBD in health and wellness. Even though there are facts and research, doctors as a separate species tend to have very different views depending on their values, their education and experience (it goes without saying, that you should always keep in mind that not all people dressed in white medical uniform are actually well educated). A very similar debate can be heard among personal trainers, for example, that all have their unique technique of doing each exercise. You know what they say: so many men, so many minds. However, regardless of disputes among specialists in different fields, we often tend to pick one or two whose opinion we trust and value. This doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t educate yourself first and have an understanding of what CBD is and how it works. However, it is a good idea to ask for an opinion of a physician that you trust about CBD use, the question of dosage, or its compatibility with other medications you might be taking. You will find more in-depth information in our articles.
Lastly, to add a fly in the ointment: we are living in a time when there is an explosion of information, and it becomes more and more challenging to source the facts and research from the anecdotal flow of stories. Unfortunately, there are many unreliable articles and entire journals dedicated to nutraceuticals and emerging supplements that do a poor job at research and mislead the reader; and spotting them is not always easy. We want to contribute to stopping this disinformation stream of false facts and loud questionable statements that persists in all nutritional content, either preaching or criticising nutraceuticals and supplements products. The mission of our intelligent, knowledgeable team of health and wellness enthusiasts is to improve the industry itself by creating trustworthy, honest and fact-based content free of bias to educate our audience. Alphagreen Academy can be seen as the new alternative natural wellness journalism where the fundamental values are knowledge, quality sources and research similarly to traditional journalism. We are sure that these products should not be surrounded by prejudice or stigma any longer, and be perceived in the same way as other traditional food, beauty, and wellness products. We believe that this is only the beginning of a significant shift and our revolutionary approach that is based on the desire to change the way people think about nutraceuticals and supplements products will make the industry better. We invite you to be a part of it.
Welcome to Alphagreen!
Anastasiia Myronenko is a Medical Physicist actively practicing in one of the leading cancer centers in Kyiv, Ukraine. She received her master’s degree in Medical Physics at Karazin Kharkiv National University and completed Biological Physics internship at GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research, Germany. Anastasiia Myronenko specializes in radiation therapy and is a fellow of Ukrainian Association of Medical Physicists.