CBD is the abbreviated, popular name for the compound Cannabidiol. CBD is a compound that is extracted from either the cannabis sativa plant or industrialized hemp. It has shown promise
in laboratories and patients all over the world in many areas, such as:
- Pain caused by:
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Long Time Injuries
- Gastrointestinal Disorders and Diseases
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Skin diseases
- Loss or gain of appetite
- Metabolism regulation
- And so much more
Unlike THC, it doesn’t make you feel fatigued and “stoned”, but it does give you an overall euphoric high that is similar to runner’s high. It interacts with the Endocannabinoid System, which is in charge
of the body’s homeostasis. With CBD’s help, your body can fix malfunctions that could be causing you to have a poor quality of life or even a chronic illness.
The endocannabinoid system covers the whole body. It’s in the brain, in our muscles, and in our skin. It’s primary function being homeostasis, which is what keeps the body regulated. If our bodies weren’t controlled, we would be running fevers, having psychotic breakdowns, random pain throughout our body we can’t explain, and our skin wouldn’t know how to rebuild it’s skin cells. We need this system to maintain a comfortable life, and survive. By using endocannabinoids, it directs traffic of neurotransmitters throughout your body. With a healthy ECS, you have a regular appetite, clear skin, and no random unwanted pain.
There are many parts of the body that benefit from this system and many diseases that happen when it isn’t properly functioning.
Skin - The best thing about the endocannabinoid system is that its job is to regulate. It doesn’t just promote cell growth in your skin, keeping your skin's cells on a healthy life cycle, the ECS inhibits growth in unwanted areas.
If your ECS isn’t working properly, this is when you can get skin diseases like eczema and psoriasis. Many skin conditions and rashes are caused by inflammation, which the CB2 receptor is in charge of controlling.
Brain - We know that brain cells communicate by firing neurotransmitters at each other. But sometimes that gunfight goes wrong. Many neurons could be sending neurotransmitters that are too excited, overloading the receivers. Endocannabinoids come out (backward) and control how much information is getting to the receiving neuron. With too much information, it won't know what to do so it just won't react. The endocannabinoids quiet down the excited neurotransmitters so the neuron can understand. Without this process, people develop extreme mood and pain disorders. An overflow of chemicals can cause an array of symptoms, which is why we need a healthy endocannabinoid system.
Diet - A properly working Endocannabinoid system lets you experience the reward sensation when you eat to promote existence. It also disperses the nutrients efficiently, storing only what is necessary, and discarding the rest.
It promotes a healthy metabolism and is smart about its energy storage. However, if your system isn’t healthy, you can find yourself severely over or underweight.
Muscles And Joints - The endocannabinoid system is in charge of regulating a liquid called synovium. Synovium is what is in between your joints, and is what starts stiffening up with arthritis. The ECS is also in charge of regrowth and maintaining healthy cell life, so muscles heal faster and more completely. Endocannabinoids also help soften the pain by inhibiting some of the transmitters trying to spread it. They all work together to make sure you feel at your best.
For most people, CBD produces a euphoric "body high", but it doesn’t make us "stoned". Unlike THC, CBD has a way of indirectly communicating with the cannabinoid receptors on the neurons in the brain.
One of the reasons patients who consume CBD report feeling a “high” sensation is thanks to the elevation of the endocannabinoid Anandamide.
Anandamide is the endocannabinoid that interacts with the CB1 receptor and is almost identical to the cannabinoid THC. When it was discovered, they actually nicknamed it “The Bliss Molecule,” because of its ability to relieve pain and cause a euphoric sensation. When you consume CBD, your body produces more Anandamide and stops the metabolic enzymes from eating away at the chemical. This makes you feel the subtle euphoric high that has been compared to “the runners high”.
CBD is completely 100% legal if it comes from an industrial hemp plant. In recreational states, they can get CBD from marijuana plants. Marijuana plants are known for having a higher content of THC and lower % of CBD. Luckily, industrial hemp are filled with CBD, and have lower than 1% of THC, making their content completely legal and safe to use for everyone.
It may be hard to jump on the CBD bandwagon because of it’s incredulous list of healing potential. But rest assured, there is no smoke and mirrors. CBD can do so much because it interacts with a system in our body called the Endocannabinoid System. This system is in charge of regulating the entire body. The Endocannabinoid System is the reason you aren’t always running a fever, your wounds heal, your body fights off pathogens, and you aren’t constantly hungry. CBD elevates the chemicals that are already in our bodies and calms down the ones that are too active. It opens up pathways that should be opened that may be closed and closes the ones that were left open. It tells cells to stop working when they have met their quota and keeps neurons from frying out from overactivation of neurotransmitters.
CBD doesn’t cure everything. It just helps with anything that is involved with the immune system or the nervous system because that is where the cannabinoid receptors are. That just so happens to be where a lot of diseases are formed like Depression, Arthritis, Crohn’s Disease, and Eczema. All of those diseases are very different in symptoms, but the majority of their problems all lie in the Endocannabinoid System.
When taking medication, you should always start small ad gradually increase. Your grandmother might feel great at one dose, but your neighbour might feel better at another. Everyone is different.
It is unlawful for a company to recommend a daily dosage of a product not yet regulated by the FDA, so we cannot do that. However, there is a very general guideline depending on the symptoms you are trying to alleviate.
To begin, it is commonly suggested that you start with one drop a day. The dosage might be different from one CBD company to another, so make sure to take note. After a few weeks of the micro dose, you can raise the dose to two drops throughout the day (not all at once), and gradually build it up until you have found the desired effect. There is a general ballpark in the dosage for each symptom, which is beneficial to use when deciding how much to buy to try.
*Below is a general guideline and is not intended to convey dosage. Please consult a physician if you are uncertain and before beginning a new regimen.
- Mild: 5-25mg by mouth daily
- Medium: 6-30mg by mouth daily
- Chronic: 9-45mg by mouth daily
Appetite: 1-5mg by mouth daily
Sleep: 40-160mg by mouth daily
Epilepsy: 200-300mg by mouth daily
Schizophrenia: 40-1,280mg by mouth daily
Glaucoma: 20-40mg by mouth daily, do not exceed 40mg as it can increase symptoms and eye pressure
Anxiety and Depression: 10-30mg by mouth daily spread throughout the day (3-10mg increments)
Digestive Issues: 12-36mg by mouth daily spread throughout the day (2-6mg increments)
General Health: 1-3mg by mouth daily
Full spectrum means you are getting the whole plant. This does not mean that there will be THC in the product, but there will be more than just CBD. The cannabis plant has more cannabinoids than only CBD and THC. There is also CBN, CBL, CBCVA, and more. The hemp plant is also rich in minerals, giving even more added benefits.
Having access to more than just one cannabinoid can actually enhance CBD through something called the entourage effect. What this means is that CBD has been known to work better when accompanied by other cannabinoids.
CBD isolate is all in the name. It is when growers separate CBD from other cannabinoids, acids, and chemicals found in the hemp plant. In it’s purest form it is extremely well tolerated and has shown in studies to be effective in helping with pain, inflammation, mood, and general health.
There are no studies showing the that there are any drug interactions using CBD and other drugs. However it is wise to consult with a professional doctor if one is making dietary changes.
THC is the cannabinoid that is targeted in drug tests. These tests look for the metabolic products of THC and begin with e.g a simple urine test sample. The test uses antibodies to detect THC and the metabolite it produces. There is no such thing as a CBD drug test because CBD is not a drug.
All are actually cannabis plants, however hemp or industrial hemp is a term commonly used for cannabis strains that contain very low levels of THC, to be precise below 0.2% THC. Marijuana in general is a word used for plants that contain high amounts of THC.
Our grandfathers did not know anything about THC (that it is psychoactive) and were just growing cannabis and calling it hemp. It’s only in modern times that the definition of hemp means low levels of THC.
On street level when a cannabis plant is analysed it’s found to contain 1%-22% THC. Cannabis products can even contain up to 98% THC.
The ingredients in our products vary from product to product please read the label to ensure your not buying something that may cause a reaction. As some of our products do contain nut oil, we cannot guarantee the absence of cross-contamination of nut oil with our other products which may have been made at the same location.
Please keep oil and isolate in a cool, dark place when not in use. A cupboard or shelf should be fine.
If your furry friend has been suffering from a disease or illness for months or even years, you're likely willing to try anything to help your dog get better. One novel treatment approach you may have heard of is medical marijuana.
Naturally, if you’ve heard of people giving cannabis to their pets you may be wondering if cannabis is actually a safe, viable option for your pet.
Consider this: the same endocannabinoid system that exists in the human body also exists within all mammals, birds, reptiles, and fish (and possibly even invertebrates).
Given the fact that a myriad of serious illnesses are now being attributed to Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CECD) – a condition that is treatable with cannabidiol(CBD) – logic dictates that endocannabinoid deficiency may also play a significant role in various pet-related diseases and disorders.
So… Does My Dog Have to Smoke Weed?
When people think of medical cannabis for pets, they may have the comical image of giving a dog or cat a ‘joint’ to smoke. In the same vein, some of you may know someone that has blown a cloud of marijuana smoke into their dog’s face and laughed about the dog being ‘stoned’ (or you may be guilty of this yourself). Not only is this behaviour immature, marijuana is toxic to dogs and other animals.
That’s because recreational cannabis contains THC, the compound responsible for the ‘high’ and mind-altering effects users feel from smoking marijuana. Contrary to popular belief (and fear), CBD is not capable of giving your pet a ‘high.’
It’s important to find CBD that originates in agricultural or medicinal hemp – unique cannabis plants cultivated for their rich content of CBD and other cannabinoids, with very little to no THC. Hemp CBD oil is non-psychotropic, and to be legal it must contain less than 0.3% THC (which is far, far below the amount needed to induce mind-altering effects).
CBD for pets usually comes in the form of yummy, edible treats in flavours that appeal to animals (but may also simply be in tincture form).
Benefits of CBD for Pets
As of this writing, the American Veterinary Medical Association hasn't taken an official stance on medical marijuana for pets. However, there have been many successful cases of the use of medical cannabis to help pets with diseases or illnesses.
One interesting study proves the importance of cannabinoids in animals by showing that male European starlings with higher expressions of CB1 receptors sang more to females, and exhibited higher dominance in nesting sites.
In addition, the ailments experienced by aging humans and animals can be quite similar. Some of the human maladies for which CBD’s use has solid scientific research backing include:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Parasitic Infections
- Bacterial Infections
- Skin Problems
Considering the similarity of endocannabinoid receptors in humans and animals, it makes sense that CBD could treat these conditions as effectively in dogs, cats, and other furry or feathery friends.
We are not medically trained, we’re not pharmaceutically trained and we have no qualifications that allow us to offer you any medical advice. We are experts in cannabis and will do what we can to help to promote people’s well-being but all our knowledge is based on experience and from helping ourselves and family.
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