The Endocannabinoid System, CBD, and Homeostasis

Homeostasis is the concept that biological systems are actively regulated to maintain conditions and functions within a narrow range. For example, human bodies don’t function as well in conditions where the temperature is either too hot or too ...

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CBD as a Treatment for Chronic Pain

Pain is a component of many chronic conditions, and chronic pain is emerging as a health concern on its own. Chronic pain is often difficult to treat and can be very disabling. According to the Centers for Disease Control, an estimated 20.4% of U.S. ...

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CBD as Preventative Medicine

The more I learn about the amazing medicinal qualities and properties of CBD, the more impressed I am. I’ve written a lot about the benefits from CBD that people are reporting, as well as the research that supports their stories. This blog post ...

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Effects of the P450 Enzymes

Do you remember learning about metabolism in high school biology? Just in case you’ve forgotten, I’ve listed here the basic definitions of the word “metabolism” according to Dictionary.com: the sum of the physical and ...

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Extracting CBD from Hemp

Producing quality CBD oil is an expensive process. Carbon dioxide (CO2) extraction, one of the best processes, utilizes elaborate equipment and requires a high level of expertise as opposed to the cheaper and easier chemical extraction processes that ...

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CBD and its Uncertain Legality

CBD Oil is not a pharmaceutical drug. Pharmaceutical drugs should be understood as drugs that are used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent disease. While it is likely that CBD will be used in pharmaceutical drugs in the near future, there is ...

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The Federal Government and its Mixed Messages regarding CBD

The U.S. Patent Office issued patent #6630507 to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on February 2, 2001, listing the use of cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa plant (marijuana) as useful in treating certain neurodegenerative ...

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Concentration Levels

  One of the variables to take into consideration when evaluating CBD products is potency. CBD potency specifically refers to how strong it is. If a CBD extract is rated at 300mg, it’s going to be about half as strong (potent) as the ...

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A Brief History of Medical Cannabis: From Ancient Anesthesia to The Modern Dispensary

Cannabis — a category of plants that include three species and seven sub-species — has been used in medicine for thousands of years.  Ancient and medieval physicians mixed the plant into medicines or teas to treat pain and other ...

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Full Spectrum / Entourage Effect

  The definition of full spectrum CBD is simple -- it means the product contains many cannabinoids beyond only CBD, along with other elements of the hemp plant, including naturally-occurring terpenes, essential vitamins, fatty acids, proteins, ...

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