Common Myths about CBD
As cannabidiol (CBD) rises in popularity so do myths and misconceptions about the cannabinoid. In recent years more and more positive research has come out about the potential health benefits of CBD but many people are misinformed or have misconceptions about CBD. Some of these myths include the idea that CBD is illegal, CBD gets you high, CBD means ‘good’ but THC means ‘bad’, CBD has no side effects, and CBD is a “cure all” for any issue. This blog will explore each of these points and offer an explanation and information about each of these misconceptions.
How CBD Oil Works in Our Body
CBD works by interacting with numerous receptors in our body. CBD targets receptors in the brain, and other major biological systems. When we talk about health, or the definition of health, we’re referring to your body being in a state of perfect balance, or homeostasis. One of the primary systems in our body that is responsible for regulation is the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is the messaging system that helps send signals through the body, and plays a role in maintaining your health (homeostasis). There are three parts to the endocannabinoid system. 1. Endocannabinoids. 2. Receptors. 3. Enzymes.
HHC: The Happening New Cannabinoid
Hexahydro-what?! Hexahydrocannabinol, or HHC, is just 1 of over 100 cannabinoids that come from hemp. Up until recently there’s only been a handful...
Cannabidiol as a Supplement for People with Parkinson's Disease
The most recent study, posted in January of 2018, suggest that previous claims about CBD and Parkinson’s to be probable. The endocannabinoid system has shown to play a huge role in neuropathological basis of Parkinson’s Disease. The study focuses specifically on the interactions of CB1 receptors, CB2 receptors and monoacylglycerol lipase (MAGL) gene expression. The study shows that these are closely related to neuropathological process of Parkinson’s Disease. Therefore, realizing the possible benefit of CBD as a potential therapeutic tool for those who are suffering while living with the side effects of Parkinson’s.
CBD and Weight Loss
One of the subtler, yet heavier epidemics facing our country has to do with weight loss. Recent studies show that CBD has a very positive effect on...
Does Cannabidiol Help With Neuropathy?
Chronic pain is a problem for more than 50 million people in the United States. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is sometimes used by people for chronic pain, ...
Get Involved: CBD Clinical Trials
Research into the effects of cannabinoids, including cannabidiol, continues to progress into exploring an astonishing variety of systems and disorders. Although government restrictions on cannabis research hindered advancement until very recently, currently research has been blooming. If you would like to take part in this research and further our understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying the relief provided by the endocannabinoid system - check out the current clinical trials involving CBD. Many are currently recruiting participants all across the country - you could get involved!
CBD oil and Multiple Sclerosis
Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a disease that can potentially disable the brain and spinal cord. In MS, the immune system attacks the protective coatin...
Ian's Depression and CBD Blog Post
New research shows potential benefits from CBD oil for those living with Depression.
Endocannabinoids: How Do They Impact Digestion?
You may have seen a recent Facebook post where bees are being used to make a new type of cannabis infused honey. It’s all the rage lately and has c...
CBD’s Potential Benefits Against Cognitive Decline
Cognitive decline is something that many of us will have to face at some point in our lives; whether we are actively caring for a loved one or at r...
Incorporating CBD Into Your Skincare Regimen
Over the past couple of years, it seems skincare is trending like never before, both men and women are growing increasingly conscious about the way...