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CBD OIL BENEFITS and You!

CBD Oil benefits are new to many people but the benefits for balancing the body and helping to maintain Homeostasis is far reaching and was discovered back in the early nineties. In 1992 Dr. Raphael Mechoulam who discovered the Endo-Cannabinoid System within the human body. The ECS is a system within the human body that controls millions of chemical modulations including influence to the Immune System. Check out some of educational videos below to learn more. 

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THE MANY BENEFITS OF CBD

Conditions That CBD Helps

ADHD / ADD

Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorders are extremely common, affecting between 6% and 11% of U.S. children in America. The most common medical treatments for anxiety in the U.S. are the use of pharmaceutical drugs like stimulants (amphetamines), anti-hypertensive drugs, and cognition enhancing
medications. However, it’s important to realize that these pharmaceutical drugs often have unwanted side effects. In addition to self-care and therapy, you can incorporate CBD into your regimen for natural, plant-based adjustment to the Serotonin receptors to bring on a calming effect.

AGING

Because of its influence to the ECS, CBD oil may lessen the visible signs of aging skin by counteracting free-radical damage, Our CBD Topicals are 100% natural with no phosphates, sulfates, emulsifiers or stabilizers so they may help visibly diminish issues like wrinkles and dry skin.

CROHN'S DISEASE / COLITIS

CBD is a cannabinoid that occurs naturally in the HEMP plant. Our body consists of millions of receptors which can be found throughout the central and peripheral nervous system. CBD is a cannabinoid which binds to these special receptors in our body when we consume it. In essence, CBD helps to limit the pain and swelling associated with Crohn’s disease which ultimately makes it easier to maintain a healthy weight, eat, and live a comfortable.

HASHIMOTOS DISEASE

While it is still being studied, Cannabinoids seem to have influence on hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism due to the changes they make by activating TRPV-1 Receptor which is known to mediate pain, inflammation and body temperature through specific influence to the Vagus nerve.

WITHDRAWAL SYMPTOMS

Opioid addiction is a horrible. It may start innocently with the use of prescription opioids for post-operative pain. They’ll deliver pain relief with a euphoric high by flooding the brain with opioid chemicals that overwhelm receptors. The brain’s natural response is to restore balance by weakening the effect that these chemicals have on the brain. Over time, to achieve pain relief and restore that euphoric high, more pills must be popped, more morphine dripped. Eventually, the drugs themselves are insufficient and harder drugs like heroin are sought.

CBD’s influence to regulate opioid reward stems from its ability to enhance serotonin signaling in the brain through the 5 HT1A receptor. Serotonin is a mood-regulating neurotransmitter that is a common target of anxiety and anti-depressant medications. CBD’s anxiety-adjusting effects can be utilized in addiction treatment by relieving this prominent withdrawal symptom.  If you or a loved one suffers from opioid addiction, stop into our CBD dispensary in Phoenix, or any of our other locations, and we’d be happy to discuss possible solutions with you.

ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Initial research Initial research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that Cannabidiol was able to adjust the development of social recognition deficit in participants. This means that CBD could help people in the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Additionally, we know that Cannabidiol helps to detoxify the brain by removing beta amyloid plaques which has been shown to be present in many Alzheimer’s patients. Further, the detoxifying benefits of Cannabinoids help to seal up a leaky blood brain barrier which when overlooked can allow urea to seep into the blood stream and get into the neurological field contributing to different forms of dementia.

PANIC ATTACKS

CBD’s direct influence to the Serotonin receptor augments serotonin signaling and lowers Cortisol in the brain through the 5 HT1A receptor. Serotonin is a mood-regulating neurotransmitter that brings on a state of calm. The reduction of Cortisol ( a stress molecule ) also helps bring on this calming effect.

MIGRAINES

Migraine attacks normally involve a severe, recurrent throbbing pain on one or both sides of the head, which can last anywhere between 4 and 72 hours. These attacks may be accompanied by other disabling symptoms, including dizziness, nausea, vomiting, light sensitivity, and tingling or numbness of the face or extremities. Migraines are caused by many unique factors in each person’s body. Just a change in diet such as the avoidance of cheese, dairy and red meat has shown to help reduce Migraines in people.

Numerous studies have also shown that CBD can adjust inflammation in the Neurological field which helps to lower the occurrences of Migraines. If you’d like more information on CBD benefits, stop into our CBD dispensary in Phoenix, or any of our other locations, and we’d be happy to discuss them with you.

STRESS and ANXIETY

CBD’s direct influence on the Serotonin receptor in the brain augments serotonin signaling and lowers Cortisol in the brain through the 5 HT1A receptor. Serotonin is a mood-regulating neurotransmitter that brings on a calming state. The reduction of Cortisol (a stress molecule – too much causes extreme stress) also helps bring on this calming and balancing effect.

SLEEP DISORDERS

CBD has the ability to minimize anxiety through its influence to the 5 HT1A Hydroxytryptamine receptor, which can be helpful in improving restful sleep.

We now offer CBG (Cannabigerol). People report that 5mg of CBG matches 40mg of CBD for sleep.  You can learn more about CBG HERE.

See our video on Sleep and how sleep cycles are affected by EMFG stress, and mobile devices.

CHRONIC PAIN

Cannabinoids, such as CBD, attach themselves to millions of receptors in our brain and immune system.  One of these receptors, called a CB2 receptor, plays a key role in the immune system. CBD has been shown to upregulate Glutathione as well as augment Anandamide in the brain (the Bliss Molecule) to help reduce the feelings associate with the discomfort of pain.

HEART DISEASE

Due to the importance of the cardiovascular system, it’s quite obvious that any malfunctioning or illnesses involving this system could have catastrophic consequences. It just so happens that diseases of the cardiovascular system are among the leading causes of death worldwide. Conditions within this category include chronic rheumatic heart diseases, hypertension, coronary heart disease, stroke, and diseases of the arteries, arterioles, and capillaries.

Evidence suggests that CBD is beneficial to the cardiovascular system, with many studies pointing towards the cannabinoid’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects as the key to its therapeutic action.

EPILEPSY

The FDA has already approved one CBD based drug specifically for use on people with Multiple Sclerosis opening the door to other research in the field of neurological health. MS is a neurological condition that effects the immune system and over time eats away at the protective covering of nerves.

CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

All mammals have what’s called an ECS or Endo Cannabinoid System which governs millions of modulatory responses in the body and brain. It controls resting heart rate, respiration, digestion, even sleep. Cannabinoids, such as CBD, stimulate Glutamate and this helps to govern how inflammation is caused and controlled throughout the body. Obviously, we know that a plant-based diet will reduce inflammation especially the avoidance of red meat, cheese and dairy which have been proven to be all high in processed chemicals. See our video on Cheese.

SKIN CONDITIONS

Hemp extracts and CBD oil has been found to soothe sensitive skin, and studies indicate that it may even be able to help inhibit certain triggers of disorders like psoriasis and improve eczema-prone skin. Again, far more research is needed, but what exists certainly looks promising, and researchers speculate it all comes down to CBD’s influence to the Endo-Cannabinoid system along with its natural anti-fungal properties.

PARKINSON'S DISEASE

The Endocannabinoid system is a fully functioning regulator for our mood, appetite, temperature etc. The main cannabinoid receptors located throughout the body are called CB1 and CB2. Naturally pure organic CBD extracts bonded to these receptors and help the brain in producing more dopamine which is known
to inhibit the symptoms of Parkinson’s. Additionally, we know that Cannabidiol helps to detoxify the brain by removing beta amyloid plaques and Peroxyacyl Nitrates which has been shown to be present in Parkinson’s patients. Further, the detoxifying benefits of Cannabinoids help to seal up a leaky blood brain barrier. A leaky BBB can allow urea (chemical compound in Urine) to seep into the blood stream and get into the neurological field contributing to different forms of dementia.

DEPRESSION

Depression is caused by many different factors. For many it is a chemical imbalance in the brain. The cannabinoids produced in our bodies (endocannabinoids) help to regulate several functions of the body such as mood, pain sensation, sleep, and appetite. When we ingest phyto-Cannabinoids, we get he same result, a balance of brain chemistry to bring on a state of calm.

ACNE

Acne treatment is another promising use for CBD. The condition is caused, in part by overworked sebaceous glands in the body. Meaning they are out of balance. A 2014 study published by the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that CBD helps to lower the production of sebum that leads to acne.

OSTEOPOROSIS

CBD promotes bone mass by blocking the orphan receptor GPR55’s signaling. This gene is responsible for “Bone Reabsorption” which is what happens when calcium is released from bones into the blood stream “weakening” the bones. As we age “oxidative stress” in the cells weakens many of the immune functions. Cannabinoids have a modulatory effect on the immune system to help with homeostasis.

MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)

The FDA has already approved one CBD based drug specifically for use on people with Multiple Sclerosis opening the door to other research in the field of neurological health. MS is a neurological condition that effects the immune system and over time eats away at the protective covering of nerves.

NAUSEA / VOMITING

Hemp derived CBD (cannabidiol) works differently than the THC that dominates most cannabis strains. It does not bind to CB1 and CB2 receptors as THC does. Rather, CBD supports runs interference on the mechanics that launch nausea and vomiting through the Vagus Nerve.

  • CBD triggers 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A (5-HT1A) that reduces the sensation of nausea.
  • CBD influences and modulates the flow of serotonin to reduce further stimulation of the vomiting center in the brain.
  • CBD augments anandamide, a natural enzyme and neurotransmitter that produces a heightened state of happiness, so they call it “the bliss molecule.”
DIABETES

Type 1 diabetes results from inflammation that occurs when the immune system attacks cells in the pancreas. Because of the influence to the Vagus Nerve, CBD can have a modulatory balance to the way we digest our food and process sugars. Research published in 2016 by Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation found that CBD may ease this inflammation in the pancreas. This may be the first step in finding a CBD-based treatment for type 1 diabetes.

PTSD

CBD’s direct influence to the powerful Serotonin receptor in the brain helps to balance moods by augmentation to the serotonin signaling and lowers Cortisol in the brain through the 5 HT1A receptor. Serotonin is a mood-regulating neurotransmitter that brings on a state of calm. The reduction of Cortisol (the bodies fight/flight stress molecule ) also helps bring on this calming effect.

ARTHRITIS

We have many people stopping in on a daily basis to our CBD dispensary in Phoenix, and our other locations due to discomfort from arthritis.  Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting over 50 million Americans. The two most common types of arthritis are:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): An autoimmune disease in which a person’s immune system attacks their joints, causing inflammation. RA commonly affects the hands and feet and leads to painful, swollen, and stiff joints.
  • Osteoarthritis (OA): A degenerative disease that affects joint cartilage and bones, causing pain and stiffness. It often affects the hip, knee, and thumb joints.

When we eat wrong, we get acid build up and inflammation. When we eat right with lots of plant based nutrients, including phyto cannabinoids, we reduce inflammation which lowers to occurrence of this condition.

NICOTINE ADDICTION

CBD protects against amphetamines’ ability to induce long-term changes in dopamine signaling.  This is the brain chemical involved in reward processing that underlies early stages of addiction. Nicotine changes the way your genes function and not for the better. Many people are using CBD in inhalation form to reduce their need to inhale toxic carcinogens.

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