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Cannabidiol and Cardiovascular Health

Posted by Seth B on

A healthy cardiovascular system is necessary for a long, happy life. However, cardiovascular conditions are among the most common diseases in the United States, and are increasingly prevalent health issues elsewhere in the world, too. Heart disease alone is the most common cause of death among Americans, while 735,000 Americans experience heart attacks in a given year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There are several factors implicated in these high disease and mortality rates, including diet, exercise levels, lifestyle habits, and genetics. Studies on the endocannabinoid system have found that endocannabinoid receptors like CB1 and CB2...

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Can CBD play a role in Diabetes?

Posted by Nate Hemmert on

Diabetes mellitus is a group of autoimmune diseases characterized by defects in insulin secretion or production resulting in hyperglycemia (an abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood) – and it affects approximately 8.3% of the US population and 6.8% of Canadians. In 2007, diabetes contributed to over 200,000 deaths in the US alone. Although the early development of insulin medications has made diabetes treatable, no cure exists and symptoms tend to worsen as the disease progresses. A growing body of evidence, however, points to medical marijuana as a promising therapy. In fact, research shows that marijuana – both CBD...

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Is Cannabidiol a Viable Supplement for Obesity?

Posted by Seth B on

Obesity and overweight present many challenges to individuals, societies, and even the world as a whole. Over one-third of all Americans meet the diagnosis for obesity, and many other countries around the globe are also seeing progressively higher obesity rates with each passing year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, obesity places people at higher risks for chronic, life-changing, and potentially fatal diseases. These diseases include high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, some cancers, and stroke. However, obesity is preventable, and even treatable, with the right kinds of evidence-based approaches, which often include dietary, exercise, and other...

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