Did you ever manage to see a connection between CBD or cannabidiol and hepatitis C? Probably not, just as many of us who never imagined that such a connection is possible. In recent years, CBD is constantly surprising both the scientific and medical world, proving its efficiency as a treatment for a large variety of illnesses, in laboratories and clinical trials as well.
But even before there was any scientific evidence, those that used CBD products with the purpose of alleviating the symptoms of their illnesses stated that this compound extracted from the notorious cannabis works. They managed to set themselves free of traditional treatments, traditional meds, which usually come along with a set of unwanted and uncomfortable side-effects, especially in the case of long-term treatments.
New Studies on CBD and Hepatitis C
A new study concerning the therapeutic effects of CBD may bring the much-needed beam of hope in the case of patients that suffer from hepatitis C. But, even so, several years may pass until an actual cure for the HCV virus, which is the one responsible for hepatitis C, will be developed. Still, this is good news and we can only hope that the cure will be available as soon as possible, giving so many patients out there the chance to enjoy a normal life.
Even if the HCV virus affects so many people, there isn’t any vaccine that could prevent the disease from developing. It is worth knowing that HCV is transmitted through infected blood in the majority of cases, like sharing the same injections for the administration of drugs, which is common in underdeveloped communities, or if the medical equipment in hospitals is not properly sterilized. But, it can also be transmitted through unprotected sexual intercourse.
Unfortunately, this virus affects the functionality of the liver, leading to liver failure, liver cancer, and cirrhosis. According to the World Health Organization, approximately 140 million people around the world have the HCV virus as a chronic condition and because of this virus and the disease triggered by it, called hepatitis C, about 700,000 lose their lives every year.
HCV is widely spread – mainly in third world countries
Thus, considering these numbers, an effective treatment is more than needed, so that all of these people have a second chance to live. What can one do in present days if he or she receives the diagnosis of being infected with the HCV virus? Counseling and education about the virus and its actions are recommended in all the cases.
Also, one can deal with the infection by attending group therapy and by closely monitoring the liver, with the help of periodic medical checks, but apart from this, there’s not much one can do. Of course, there is always the option of getting antiviral medication, but this kind of treatment is not accessible to everybody and can treat the condition in all of the cases.
The discovery that CBD could help a patient with hepatitis C is great news for the medical world, which knows that the current treatment for this particular illness is hardly affordable by the patients that live in developing countries, due to the fact that the costs of a single session of treatment can reach $85,000. Thus, it is mandatory for affordable treatments to emerge on the market, so that even those with a precarious financial status could have the chance to enjoy the treatment.
But even if CBD is eventually transformed into a more accessible treatment, there are still many issues to cover when it comes to making it reach patients in the developing countries, such as countries in Central Asia and East Europe, where sharing syringes for drug administration is a rather common practice.
Having in mind that in America, the price of CBD oil can range anywhere between a couple of dollars and a few thousands of dollars, depending on the quality, provenience, and concentration of the oil, as well as the condition for which it is used, it is obvious that there will be serious issues for administering this treatment as well.
The discovery of an effective medicine is not the only hurdle
But, the first step that has to be made in order to turn CBD oil into hepatitis C treatment is for it to be approved by the World Health Assembly. This assembly has 192 members, each representing a particular country, and all of these members should agree when it comes to making CBD available throughout the world for the treatment of the HCV virus.
Even if CBD would be approved by the World Health Assembly, there is always the major issue of transporting the treatment. In third world countries, the drugs almost never reach their intended destinations, as the transport “leaks”. This means that the drugs are stolen on the way to the hospitals that should receive them, making the treatment impossible to administer to the people that need it.
Let us take the ideal case in which the treatment, CBD oil, in this case, reaches its destination, a hospital or doctor’s office in one of these developing countries. You may think that this is good news, but it is not. The hospitals and other medical units in developing countries lack properly educated medical staff and may utilize medical equipment that is not sterile, so there is always the risk for the patients not to receive the treatment they need.
Unfortunately, the medical services in these countries are far from being efficient and the medical staff that works in hospitals and clinics lack the attention needed when practicing such jobs. Doctors and the medical staff don’t spend a sufficient number of hours in hospitals and clinics, and even when they are present, they see a small number of patients.
What do the studies say about CBD and hepatitis C?
The recent surge in interest in Medical Cannabis has led to interest in evaluating and validating the therapeutic potentials of Cannabis and its metabolites against various diseases including viruses. Preliminary screening of cannabidiol (CBD) revealed that CBD is active against HCV but not against HBV in vitro. CBD inhibited HCV replication by 86.4% at a single concentration of 10 μM with EC50of 3.163 μM in a dose-response assay. These findings suggest that CBD could be further developed and used therapeutically against HCV.
The direct antiviral activity of CBD against the HCV indicates that the molecule has an effect against both the viral and nonviral hepatitis, otherwise known as autoimmune hepatitis. Autoimmune hepatitis is an inflammatory liver condition elicited by activated T-cells and macrophages.
Studies have shown that CBD by interacting with the CB2 receptor induces apoptosis in thymocytes and splenocytes inhibiting the proliferation of T-cells and macrophages which are responsible for either attacking liver cells or inducing the release of pro-inflammatory cytokines that cause autoimmune hepatitis in the liver.
This are actually pretty amazing results that shows that cbd inhibits the replication of HCV by 86,4%.
So yes, there are a view challenges concerning the application of CBD in the treatment of hepatitis C. But, we cannot ignore the fact that the in vitro study performed on CBD and its effects in treating the HCV virus has provided positive results. These results were both recognized by the scientific world and the media because the study represents the first step forward toward finding the first treatment for hepatitis C.
It is well known that CBD products provide relief for people that suffer from a variety of health problems. In the UK, very much like in any other country, people relied on this type of products as an alternative and effective treatment that was not giving them any unwanted side-effects. But, recently, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency or MHRA, requested manufacturers of CBD products to stop selling these products on the market. Read more
Parkinson’s disease is a cruel condition that affects the brain irremediably. It is a degenerative disease that destroys neurons slow but progressively. Because the affected brain area is closely connected to movement control, people suffering from Parkinson’s have tremors, an unstable posture, and gestures that are rigid, jerky, and uncontrollable. The disease usually appears between 50 to 70 years old, the average age being 57 years old, so it is an illness related to advancement in age. In this article, we take a closer look on CBD & Parkinson’s Disease.
At the debut of this illness, the symptoms can be mistaken for signs of aging, but as it progresses, the diagnostic becomes clearer. While there is no cure for Parkinson’s disease, it was recently discovered that CBD or cannabidiol may help in managing the symptoms better, improving the life quality of a Parkinson’s patient. Parkinson’s disease affects people in their senior years around the world, being the second most commonly met neurological illness, after Alzheimer’s.
The sad part is that one doesn’t have to be too old to develop Parkinson’s, the vast majority of patients being just over 50 years old. Also, men are more likely to be affected by it than women, all patients risking to become the prisoners of their own bodies, not being able to take care of themselves and, thus, suffering from poor life quality.
Thus, it is imperative to find a treatment that can improve the condition of people affected by this illness. And when the answer comes from nature, it is even better. Usually, treatments for severe neurological issues almost always have a range of serious side-effects, but the use of CBD to make Parkinson’s more manageable is looking more than promising.
The role of Dopamine in Parkinson’s disease
One of the most severe consequences of Parkinson’s is the loss of the body’s motor functions.
This happens after 60 to 80% of the neurons that produce dopamine are destroyed by the illness.
Dopamine is an essential neurotransmitter in the human brain, responsible for transmitting information among neurons and helping with the regulation of various functions, such as movement and emotional responses.
It also acts in helping us identify reward and making action plans to get those rewards. So, it is easy to see what insufficient levels of dopamine seriously affect one’s life quality. As the neurons producing dopamine cease to exist, Parkinson’s patients start having symptoms like muscle stiffness and rigidity, tremors in the arms, legs, hands, or jaw, decreasing the speed of movement, impaired balance, and coordination issues.
Unfortunately, these aren’t the only symptoms produced by low dopamine levels. Patients will slowly lose their facial expressions, will face confusion and even dementia, will experience fatigue and sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, fear, and cognitive changes.
It was discovered that digestive imbalance can increase the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease and, in case the illness is already installed, it increases the severity of the symptoms. This happens because certain microbes release toxins in the guts, which leads to the damage of mitochondria, the power plants of every cell in the human body, except the red blood cells.
Without mitochondria to provide energy to cells and to help them repair, cells are dying at a faster pace, increasing the severity of the illness in a shorter period. So, if there is a close connection between intestinal bacteria and Parkinson’s, the evolution of the disease can be manipulated from this point.
A diet rich in fermented foods and supplements containing probiotics will keep mitochondria healthy by creating a proper environment in the gut, also helping with constipation and anxiety, which frequently occur in Parkinson’s patients.
CBD and Parkinson – Cannabis as a treatment?
Here is where cannabis enters the scene, or more precisely one of its compounds, CBD. Researchers discovered that CBD behaves as an “inverse agonist” when it encounters a protein receptor named GPR6, depleting it and stimulating the production of the much-needed dopamine. Thus, with the help of cannabis products, Parkinson’s disease could be slowed down and its symptoms will be easier to bear.
Even though it is hard to believe, cannabis is mentioned as a potential alternative treatment for Parkinson’s since 1888, when it appeared in the scientific paper of Sir William Gowers, a renowned neurologist. Dr. Gower noted that orally ingested Indian hemp by a Parkinson’s patient will have a benefic effect on tremors, reducing their intensity. After just one year of using this hemp, the tremors of the patient, in this case, ceased almost completely.
Newer and modern research offer backup to the theory that cannabis could be successfully used in the case of people suffering from Parkinson’s. It helps with reducing the inflammation caused by the illness and alleviates its symptoms, while also slowing down the progression of the disease in a significant manner.
The fact that CBD is a potent antioxidant and has neuroprotective properties is precisely why this compound found in cannabis can turn out to be so valuable in treating patients that develop severe neurologic conditions, as some preclinical trial proved.
At the moment, studies concerning the use and effects of CBD on Parkinson’s disease are very limited, due to legal prohibition concerning cannabis.
And, in some cases, provide conflicting results they still provide valuable insights of how CBD could help.
What preclinical studies showed sufficient evidence that CBD might work, setting a path for further studies and research, in order to obtain more evidence concerning this potential treatment.
These in-depth studies may even find out whether CBD is enough or it works better in combination with other cannabinoids, according to the different evolutionary stages of the disease.
CBDa – Cannabidiol Acid & Dosage at Parkinson’s.
The cannabidiol acids, present in whole cannabis products, appear to produce the most desired results, although more research is needed in this sector. The studies that have been made so far showed that CBDA, raw cannabinoid acids, which means that they have not been subjected to heating processes that turn them into neutral cannabinoid compounds, have properties such as anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-nausea, and anti-seizures.
Back in 2004, a survey took place at the Prague Movement Disorder Center, concerning the use of cannabis among the people that were hospitalized there with various health conditions connected to their motor functions. Of all the patients using cannabis during this survey, 45% reported improvements in their motor functions affected by Parkinson’s.
Still, it was found that the dosage concerning medical cannabis in the case of Parkinson’s patients can be a bit challenging. It is impossible to set a certain dosage that should be applied to all patients, as it happens in the case of so many drugs because each person’s organism is different and may require a different dosage to enjoy the benefits of cannabis.
Not just the dosage differs from one patient to another, but also the method through which CBD ends up in the patient’s body. Some Parkinson’s patients found more relief by inhaling cannabis products, while others felt better after taking cannabis products rich in CBD sublingually.
Also, some patients feel improvements when using a combination of CBD with THC, so each patient should be treated individually. A person can start with a low dosage, which will be adjusted in time, especially when it comes to using THC products, to see which method, dosage, and combination works best.
Juan Sanchez-Ramos M.D. and Ph.D., who is also the Medical Director for the Parkinson Research Foundation, stated that he encourages his Parkinson’s patients to start treatment with a 1:1 CBD: THC ratio if they can find it. Using his book, written in collaboration with Briony Catlow, Ph.D., another doctor, Ethan Russo, created a summary of dosages that provided results in a variety of studies.
Thus, 300 mg of CBD per day improved the quality of life in a significant manner but did not produce any changes on the Unified Parkinson Disease Rating Scale. Tremors, sleep, and slowness of movement were all improved by 0.5 g of smoked cannabis.
Psychotic symptoms decreased with the help of 150 mg of CBD oil that slowly increased in dosage over the span of four weeks. Also, the REM-behavior sleep disorder was positively impacted by the usage of 75 to 300 mg of oral CBD.
The truth is that even the scarce results of these studies are giving people suffering from Parkinson’s and their families hope. A treatment that is finally providing positive results without having devastating side-effects is indeed remarkable. When it comes to a disease that damages neurons at such a degree that the patient will end up not being able to move at all, to think right, and to make decisions, any small improvement is welcome.
Let us not forget that CBD has natural sources, coming from a plant, which means that it will be better tolerated by the body. In a study involving 22 Parkinson’s patients that started smoking cannabis, reports showed that the patients enjoyed improved motor functions. Their tremors reduced, the rigidity in their muscles loosened, and it was not that difficult anymore to perform various movements that were voluntary.
Still, the current studies only scratch the surface of the real potential behind CBD treatment for Parkinson’s disease. At the moment, there are insufficient studies and tests on this matter, although the results that were discovered so far show a promising future for this treatment.
Besides helping with the improvement of motor impairments, CBD also helps with diminishing anxiety, depression, and pain, which are associated with the disease and affect even more the life quality of a patient.
It is rather intriguing that the description of the illness’s symptoms does not include pain because according to Dr. Blair Ford, pain and physical discomfort are among the first signs that indicate toward a Parkinson’s diagnostic in approximately 85% of the cases.
Pain is generated by the fact that the body’s tissue is damaged by tremors, inflammation, and rigidity. It is well known the fact that cannabis reduces the sensation of pain, being a treatment that was used thousands of years ago for such purposes.
According to Dr. Mark Rabe, anxiety and depression are both quite frequent in the case of patients suffering from Parkinson’s. About 40% of the patients end up developing anxiety issues due to the illness, while 60% of them become depressed, ranging in intensity from a mild depression to severe and chronic conditions.
And it’s not the grim outcome provided by having Parkinson’s that trigger depression, as it is believed that the chemical changes that take place inside the brain, due to the disease, are responsible for producing these changes.
CBD has been used for a while to reduce depression and improve the mental stability of many people, regardless of the underlying cause. It works well in the case of anxiety as well, reducing discomfort and cognitive impairment. Also, used in the early stages of the disease, cannabis products can protect neurons from being damaged further more.
While CBD does not provide a final cure for Parkinson’s, it can bring a significant improvement in the fight against the illness’s terrible symptoms. This is why more studies need to be unrolled in this direction, because everybody suffering from a disease, especially one that affects the brain, would like to have a chance to lead a decent life and not become entirely dependent on another person for care and everyday tasks.
CBD could redeem dignity and self-esteem for people suffering from Parkinson’s, also improving their morale by treating depression, stress, and anxiety. It also allows people to sleep better and be more active, by reducing pain and improving mobility. All these reasons should be good enough in order for more studies to take place in this particular sector.
Until an actual cure is found, a treatment that improves life quality will be more than welcome. CBD is entirely safe to be used for medical purposes because it does not have a psychoactive effect. In fact, it helps diminish psychotic episodes, promoting relaxation and a calmer state of mind.
While it may take a while for researchers to fully understand how CBD works in protecting our brain, the positive results speak for themselves and such treatment should be made available as soon as possible.
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CBD oil is an incredible natural treatment extracted from the cannabis plant, but without causing any psychoactive effects. Many people discovered that this particular oil can help them keep under control a high number of illnesses and health conditions, keeping them away from the unwanted side-effects of traditional medication. How to buy cbd oil – the ultimate guide should be an orientation aid.
If you want to try CBD oil as an alternative safer treatment to the health problems you may be suffering from, there are some important things you need to be aware of before buying CBD oil. Because this particular industry is not yet regulated appropriately, there are also low-quality products on the market and even CBD oils that can trigger psychoactive effects, due to their THC content.
Thus, this knowledge you will acquire by reading the following lines and doing research before purchasing a particular product will help you stay away from fake or dangerous products.
Quality never comes cheap and that’s a fact. If a product is too cheap to be true then that’s probably a reality and you should think twice before buying it. Many so-called CBD oil providers took advantage of the fact that the demand for CBD oil is rising, due to the therapeutic effects of this particular oil, so they decided to make an easy earning by selling fake or poor-quality products.
The Internet abounds with all kinds of offers where CBD oil is sold for very small prices, although you may subject yourself to a lot of risks if you decide to buy such products.
One thing you should know about these cheap products is that the providers don’t have any proofs to attest the quality and authenticity of the product as claimed in the advertising or on the product’s label.
Real CBD oil providers can give you all the info you need to know about the product and its origin, plus you can see its quality in the cannabidiol concentration. The higher the cannabidiol concentration is, the more powerful the product will be, making your money be well-spent on a product that will actually deliver the desired results.
Although CBD oil is quite popular and it is legal across the globe because it is free of any psychoactive effects, it is not an easy task to find a reliable CBD oil product. Information about this particular product is fragmented all over the Internet and may not always be accurate. You’ll need to pay a lot of attention when searching for CBD oil, to make sure that you are buying the right stuff.
You may also come across reviews and opinions that blame the use of CBD oil, many people still mistaking CBD oil for THC, the substance that is found in cannabis as well and responsible for the psychoactive effects or getting people “high”.
The mere association of CBD oil with cannabis makes many people believe that the oil is a drug and has the effects provided by a drug, although laboratory and clinical tests proved that CBD has no ability to get you “high” whatsoever. But, if you are still confused by the differences between CBD and THC, do some research to clear your head and see for yourself.
Before buying CBD oil, you should know that there are several criteria that should be respected in order to make sure that you’re buying reliable and high-quality products. Also, a trustworthy provider will give you all the information and details you need to know about their products, so checking out the criteria that point out toward a desirable product will not be hard at all.
The first thing you should check when looking to purchase CBD oil is the volume of CBD in the product. You will notice that there are CBD oil products with various CBD volumes, so it is worth checking them out because it is a good thing to know just how much CBD you’re going to ingest.
Is there an upper limit to the CBD amount one can use? While “too much CBD” is something that doesn’t exist, it is a good thing to determine just how much CBD your body needs to handle the problem you’re having.
The concentration depends on the health issue you have, so it is recommended to talk with someone who is experienced with the use of cbd oil or read our dosage guide. You could also start with a lower concentration and increase the dosage gradually in case the initial doesn’t work as it should.
Also, when verifying the CBD volume, make sure the information makes reference specifically to CBD and not to hemp oil in general.
CBD oil products have two main components that should interest you.
They are the CBD volume, as mentioned earlier, and the hemp oil volume, which is the quantity of hemp oil contained by the product.
Hemp oil alone, without the CBD, has some benefits as well, but if you’re looking to buy CBD products, then the concentration of CBD is obviously something that should be of interest.
Taking a product high on hemp oil and low on CBD would be like taking fish oil without too much EPA and DHA. In other words, you are taking a therapeutic product but without much active ingredients in it.
When we are talking about CBD concentration, we make reference to the quantity of CBD in the total volume of the product.
As found out earlier, CBD oil can contain other components as well, besides CBD, so it is important to know just how much CBD we can find in the product we are about to purchase.
If you are a new user, for example, the recommended dosage to start with is 2 to 3 mg of CBD per dosage.
Of course, according to your body weight and height, you can increase the starting dosage to 10 mg per dosage, adjusting it later on as your body gets used to the substance.
Still, you need to know that if you really want to enjoy the benefits of CBD oil, you will have to use the product every day, in a consistent manner, pretty much like you do when you take any other kind of supplement.
Still, if the starting dosage does not provide the desired results, just increase the intake of CBD, gradually and over the span of a week, until you reach a point where you actually start to feel significant improvements.
What’s great about CBD products is their diversity. You can find products with CBD in a large variety of forms, so you can find the ideal product in your case.
There are products that are focused more on delivering the potency of the active substance, while others are made to provide the minimum necessary dosage on the go, without any hustle and bustle.
There are CBD products enhanced with a variety of tasty flavors while others offer nothing but pure CBD oil for maximum potency and effect. And, there are CBD products made to be used together, while others were created to go great in combination with food or drinks.
So, it is up to you to pick the kind of CBD product that suits your lifestyle and personal preferences best.
If you think that taking CBD in the way you usually proceed when taking regular supplements is the easiest for you, then CBD capsules may be the best option.
They have no taste and no smell and all you have to do is swallow a capsule with a bit of water and you’re ready to go.
The concentration of CBD in capsules is quite high, so they will certainly provide the kick you need.
Also, when taking capsules, you can easily track the dosage and check out your daily servings.
But, the downside of capsules is that you cannot adjust the dosage as desired because the capsules come in standard sizes and dosages. When wishing to increase dosages with the help of capsules, your daily intake will actually double.
And considering that each capsule has a good amount of CBD, maybe this is not the best approach. Using a tincture, on the other hand, in combination with your capsules will allow you to twitch the dosage in a more discreet and personalized manner.
There no other CBD product that is purer than CBD oil concentrates. This is the strongest type of CBD product you can find out there, containing the highest amount of CBD you can find on the market.
These oils come in a number of strengths, to suit the needs of every user, and may or may not have added slight amounts of flavors or sweeteners.
In case you don’t find the taste of the oil desirable but you would like to enjoy the potency of the product, you can easily mix the CBD oil with your favorite food and have it this way.
In spite of the high CBD concentration, CBD oils are extremely safe and they can be used in two ways.
You can either take the oil orally or you can use a vaporizer. But, if you never used CBD products before, the CBD oil may be a bit too much for what your body needs as a start. So you may want to try products with lower CBD concentrations first.
Autism is a very complex disorder, more precisely a spectrum of disorders because it includes a variety of disorders that affect the development of the brain at the same time. While autism affects each patient individually, almost all patients have a few symptoms in common. These are difficulties in communication, difficulties in interacting with other people, and the development of repetitive behaviors, sometimes these behaviors being negative and self-injurious. In this article, we deal with CBD Oil and Autism. Read more
Many studies and researchers discovered, in the past years, that CBD can be extremely useful if consumed as a supplement or alternative treatment for a variety of illnesses. These scientific finds, backed up by testimonials of people that decided to try CBD as treatment and obtained positive results, led to the increase of CBD’s popularity. But, the federal government didn’t see cannabidiol with such good eyes, doing its best to include CBD in the Schedule I Controlled Substance’s group since last year. Read more
Are you experiencing a difficulty falling asleep at night? If you are reading this, and if your answer to this question is “yes”, then you have stumbled onto the right website. Read on to find out how CBD could be the solution to your problem with insomnia.
First of all, let’s find out what CBD actually is. Are there any experts and generally knowledgeable people among us? Then please bear with me while I explain to the newbies that have no knowledge about CBD, what this substance is:
CBD is the short term for Cannabidiol, which is one of about 80 Cannabinoids found in Cannabis.
Yes, that Cannabis, which is commonly known as Marijuana among the greater percentage of the world’s population, and which is more than often still considered to be synonymous with illegal drugs, narcotics, psychoactive substances, etc. (whichever term you prefer to use when talking about substances that can make you “high”). But indiscriminately perceiving Cannabis as a “damaging drug” is presumptuous, to say the least.
Did you know that of all the substances making up Cannabis as a complete plant, only one can cause a psychoactive effect when Cannabis is taken into the body by means of consumption, inhaling or topical application?
And that substance is not Cannabidiol, but its sister Cannabinoid called Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC for short).
Another interesting fact that is not commonly known, is that alcoholic beverages, which are completely legally obtainable globally, are also psychoactive and can cause far more damage to your body (and your relationships) than Cannabis. Especially when referring to Cannabis strains that are low in THC, but high in CBD.
Also interesting to note, is that CBD actually counteracts the psychoactive activities of THC, meaning that a strain of Cannabis that contains a percentage equal to or higher than the percentage of THC in the same strain, will have little to no psychoactive effect on the consumer.
However, whatever the case may be, Cannabis is still outlawed in most parts of the world, and Medical Cannabis strains and products are globally controlled to the extent that the percentage of THC in such a product should be equal to or lower than 0.01% in order to be legal.
As mentioned earlier, research has shown that CBD and CBD containing products have no psychoactive properties whatsoever and that CBD counteracts the psychoactive effect of THC on the human body.
CBD Hemp Oil is a variety of CBD Oil that is derived from Hemp, which is a strain of Cannabis that contains virtually no THC but is rich in CBD. Because of this absence of THC in the Hemp plant, Hemp is completely legal globally, and so are the products that are manufactured from it.
The medical industry has now turned to Hemp in order to provide remedies that are effective against all of the diseases and conditions that Medical Cannabis are used for, such as migraines, anxiety, multiple sclerosis, epileptic and even cancer.
One such condition that can be treated with CBD, is Insomnia. In the United States alone, approximately 70 million citizens suffer from insomnia, and that figure grows significantly when the rest of the world is taken into account.
It has been determined that, in small doses, CBD can effectively treat insomnia, ensuring a good night’s rest without the alarming side effects of conventional drugs that are commonly used to treat insomnia. CBD keeps you alert when you need to be awake, and induces sleep when you need to sleep.
According to the most recent research, Cannabidiol (CBD) may be a viable option for treating people who suffer from insomnia.
Different doses of CBD was administered to groups of rats in order to compare their sleep habits, and a control group was given no CBD at all. Results were that those rats treated with CBD have shown a larger total amount of sleep time than those in the control group.
CBD was found to have an overall effect of having larger amounts of total time sleeping. It was also determined that the rats were less inclined to fall asleep during the daytime, resulting in the rats getting enough sleep during the nights, inducing a normal wake/sleep pattern.
It has been found that administering CBD to rats during the day promoted wakefulness. Rats that were deprived of sleep during the night found it easier to stay awake during the day and, essentially, rats that received CBD under those conditions slept normally the next night and did not seem to need extra sleep (sleep rebound) that would usually be the case after a night of poor sleep. Note that humans also experience sleep rebound when they do not get enough sleep.
These exciting results suggest that CBD may have a much more intricate role in regulating sleep, and may be of higher significance in natural sleep-related patterns than potentially addictive conventional drugs that are usually prescribed by medical professionals for treating sleep disorders, and specifically insomnia.
Note, however, that these are early findings that will need to be followed by studies with humans. New findings will be reported as soon as results are available.
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Feel free to browse until you find what you need for treating your insomnia. Sleeping well is key to feeling healthy and energetic all day long.
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The cannabis industry was in chaos due to the DEA’s attempt to make cannabidiol (CBD) a criminal offence. All round the country, many patients depend on non-psychoactive CBD products to cope with seizures, pain, inflammation, and several other medical conditions. Up till now American markets still carry CBD oils that are Hemp-derived in the open. Read more
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The medicinal applications of the CBD Hemp oil are numerous and if you have made an extensive research into the oil, it is highly unlikely that you are not familiar with it. There is a myriad of diseases in which CBD oil can serve the role of a reliever. But a common question that majority of the people who are looking forward to make use of it is How Long Does CBD Take to Work?Read more
Owing to the numerous benefits that Cannabis oil has to offer, numberless people desire to be able to make the oil at home all by themselves. If you happen to be one such individual, then the good news for you is that it is absolutely possible for you to make the cannabis oil if you are familiar with the ingredients and the procedure that is to be followed. Taking this into consideration, we have taken the liberty of accentuating both the factors for you in order to put you on the track of “how to make cannabis oil” by yourself. Read more
Hemp and cannabis are often confused. Although they have a variety of different applications that have the potential to change the medical and industrial world. These plants share exactly the same roots. So what is the difference between Hemp and Cannabis. To fully undersatnd it, we have to take a look back. Read more
CBD oil is a hemp extract taken from legal beneficial Cannabinoid containing Hemp varieties. Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) contains a cocktail of beneficial Cannabinoids, of which CBD (Cannabidiol) play a most significant part in medical society. THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is the psychoactive substance in Cannabis, is only included in the legally permitted homeopathic concentration of up to a maximum of 0.2%. If you are here to find out more about the proper CBD Oil Dosage for yourself or someone you love, read on: Read more
CBD oil, which is oil extracted from cannabis sativa (hemp) without having the “high” effects other cannabinoids (THC) provide, starts to gain an increasing amount of attention. After more and more people discovered its therapeutic benefits in treating a variety of health conditions, without the risk of suffering from negative consequences, the potential of CBD oil is slowly recognized, even by authorities that considered this substance a drug for so many years.
Even though the DEA is not fully convinced about the properties of the CBD oil, it is closely monitoring its production, while this particular cannabis oil becomes available all over the country. Still, the growing popularity of CBD oil brings along some negative aspects as well. There are so-called providers that sell fake CBD oil and there are varieties of CBD oil that are illegal. How to make the difference between the right and wrong kind of CBD oil?
Owing to the medicinal applications of the CBD oil, its demand has been increasing rapidly. However, with a vast variety of brands and hemp oil products available in the market, it is a rather difficult task to choose the best cbd oil that you deem appropriate for yourself.
Taking this into consideration, we have taken the liberty of mentioning a few of the prominent CBD oil product available in the market in order to let you make an informed decision. Without further ado, let’s take a closer look at a few of the brands or CBD oil products which are going to be worth the money.
What do people fear about when thinking about CBD oil?
Just mentioning the fact that this oil is extracted from cannabis makes everybody think that it is a drug. But, people should know that CBD has no psychoactive properties. Also, used in combination with THC, the cannabis compound that is actually psychoactive, leads to counteract the effects of THC, allowing it to bring its contribution to health without the possibly unwanted psychoactive properties.
But, of course, if you want to remove any risk of getting high, you could easily use CBD pure oils, because CBD has a lot of advantages even if it is used alone.
Even though it is scientifically proved that CBD has not psychoactive actions, the DEA still considers restricting the use of CBD. So, under these conditions, how can you be sure that you are using the legal type of CBD oil? The answer lies in checking the source of the oil you are about to purchase and use.
CBD extracted from a Cannabis Sativa Strain with low THC
Contrary to the fact that cannabis and hemp (hemp = cannabis sativa strain with THC <0,2%) are from one and the same plant genus, CBD oil extracted from cannabis strains with a THC content over 0,2% are restricted in the majority of the states. On the other hand, CBD oil extracted from hemp strains is considered legal in all the 50 states, so it is safe to use even in those states where cannabis is considered an illegal drug.
If CBD would be taken as a separate substance, it would never meet all the criteria needed to classify it as a controlled substance. This is why it is still associated with cannabis, to harm its name and make it appear like something that has the risks of drug use.
And if this is not enough, there are quite a few companies that sell CBD oil with no cannabinoid profile or very little of it, which means that those products have nothing to do with CBD oil. This is why you should be wary when it comes to buying CBD products because you can be easily deceived.
The truth is that this industry is not yet properly regulated; this is why so many counterfeiters are able to exist and run a business based on CBD oil demand. But, trustworthy and reputable manufacturers regulate themselves and commit to the mission of using organic hemp for their products and delivering pure CBD oil that is entirely THC-free.
The idea is to give people the relief that they are looking for by using high standards, laboratory testing, transparency, and respecting safety norms.
Highland Pharms is one of the companies that have the highest standards of production of CBD medical oil. The use CO2 to safely and gently remove CBD from hemp while making sure the oil has no THC content. It is also worth noting that the company also has the strongest product of the kind on the market, creating an efficient process of removing lipids and fats from the extract, the result CBD crystals with a 99% purity.
CBD oil has anti-inflammatory properties, and it is an antioxidant, antidepressant, anxiolytic, analgesic, antitumoral agent, and antipsychotic. All these properties serve for keeping at bay the symptoms and actions of very many diseases.
If you came to the conclusion that CBD oil is a great alternative to the medicines you use, which usually contain chemicals that can do harm to your body, there are a few things you should know before buying the best CBD oil for you.
Also, you need to decide whether you need a flavored or unflavored product. Is the price an important detail or you think the product’s strength is of a bigger importance? And, of course, you need to think whether you will use the CBD oil at home or while on the move, or you need a product to satisfy both needs.
So, there are quite a few things to consider, although it is worth to take a look at these products because you may find the best CBD oil to serve your purpose.
CBD Oil Concentrates
We can easily consider this one of the best CBD oil if we look at the product overall. It is a product rather famous for its potency and for the efficiency in providing the results desired in alleviating a wide range of health problems.
You probably won’t find a purer product on the market, this particular CBD oil having nothing else in its composition than hemp oil.
If you need a strong product, then this is the one for you, without any risks of getting “high” while using it.
So you learned more details about a few types of products that contain CBD oil. But what about the companies that provide CBD oil products? Which ones are reliable and which aren’t?
A great company will provide great customer care, high-quality products that are tested, provide various delivery options, have a track record, and are transparent when it comes to the provenience country of the CBD oil, its extraction method, and purity.
After several companies have been contacted, in order to test their services and products, quite a few managed to stand out from the crowd. These companies are Highland Pharms, HempLife Today, Bluebird Botanicals, Elixiol, RSHO, Healthy Hemp Oil, Endoca and Charlotte’s Web.
All these companies can be considered trustworthy, although not every one of them provided outstanding services. Before making a purchase from any of these companies, you need to make sure they provide sufficient information about their products and that they are more than ready to answer any questions you may have, as a client and user.
Highland Pharms CBD Oil
Still, there is one company that managed to shine brighter than the rest. We are talking about Highland Pharms, a company that provides exceptional hemp oil at a very accessible price. The company states that all its products are extracted from a special hemp strain that is particularly grown for its rich CBD content, which is also very potent.
A Supercritical CO2 extraction process, developed by this company, is used to extract CBD from hemp with the help of CO2. To make the products even more health-oriented, the company decided to add valuable hemp terpenes and other plant ingredients that boost the health benefits of the Highland Pharms CBD Oil Products, making these products worth every penny you spend on them.
It is not an easy task to find the best CBD oil available on the market, especially one that answers to your needs because this particular of the industry still needs a lot of attention and support.
Still, by being careful and doing proper research before making a purpose should keep you on the safe side. Hopefully, the previous information will turn to be more than useful in helping you find the CBD oil product ideal in your case.
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