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CBD and Weight Loss

Posted by Austin Angeleri on

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 weight loss. CBD interacts with the bodies’ Endocannabinoid System, which has been recently linked with playing “an important role in how the body regulates energy (calorie) balance, as well as carbohydrate and fat metabolism.” (Leafly, 2016) In short, it does a wide variety of things in our bodies to make sure the body is in tip top shape, and CBD literally feeds it by interacting with system’s cannabinoid receptors. The Endocannabinoid System is...

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CBD and Dreaming

Posted by Austin Angeleri on

Many people using cannabis products, either recreationally or medicinally, know that marijuana has various effects on different stages of sleep. Over the years THC has built up a cliché reputation of making people sleepy. However, studies show that while THC and CBD really do encourage a longer and restful sleep, even in the more severely sleep deprived, (2013) in many of these cases dreaming seems to happen less frequently if at all. The way in which CBD and THC effect the other aspects of sleep relate to how they affect dreaming.   The sleep cycle has several stages, but probably the...

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Cannabis and CBD oil for Lung Disease

Posted by Sydney Parrish on

Lung diseases range from mild to severe, but affect thousands of people in America every year. COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) is the third leading cause of death in the United States. About 1 in 12 people in the U.S. suffer from asthma. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 212,584 people in the United States were diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013. The types of treatment most commonly available are surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or targeted therapy, which is the use of prescription drugs. As time goes on, society is starting to notice a wider acceptance of...

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Is Cannabidiol an Option for People with OCD?

Posted by Seth B on

Most people, at one time or another, have decided that they needed to hit the lock button on their car key a second time, or have double-checked to make sure they locked the front door before leaving their home. Sometimes, though, certain behaviors can become compulsions that people feel they have to perform in order to prevent a catastrophe from happening to them or their loved ones. When a person can't control their disturbing thoughts or stop these behaviors, they may have a mental health condition known as obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). According to the International OCD Foundation, OCD can impact...

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Does Cannabidiol Help with Sleep?

Posted by Seth B on

Although our fast-paced culture does not always put a great deal of value on sleep, it is a necessary part of a healthy and well-balanced life. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke suggests that adults should get seven to eight hours of sleep a day. However, the average amount many of us get is often less. In some cases, poor sleep can be due to medical conditions like chronic pain or Parkinson's disease. In other cases, people just feel pressured to meet their commitments such as work, school, family, or friends, without giving themselves enough time to rest....

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