CBD Therapy

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp plants. CBD has been proven to have enormous medicinal and therapeutic potential. There are no negative side effects associated with taking CBD.  Unlike its notorious cousin THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning it does not get you “high” or leave you feeling “stoned”.  From chronic pain to anxiety/depression and many things in between-CBD is helping a rapidly growing number of people find safe, natural, effective relief*. 

The medicinal benefits of taking CBD are nearly identical to those of medical marijuana, with the added benefit of not having to be high every time you take your medicine. Yes, you read that correctly! CBD provides virtually the same medical benefits as marijuana with no “high”!  CBD provides real true help without the high or negative side effects of other medications*.

How does CBD work?

In the last 30 years, Research on the effects cannabis on the human body led to the discovery of the ECS, or endocannabinoid system. CBD is a cannabinoid.  The ECS is a complex system of cannabinoid receptors found throughout the body, but mainly in the immune and nervous systems.  The ECS plays a role in communicating with, and regulating virtually every system and organ in the body.  A healthy ECS enables Homeostasis, which is when our cells, organs, and physiological systems are in balance and working properly.  CBD works extremely efficiently with the ECS to help maintain that homeostasis and balance across the different systems of our body. CBD helps the body heal and balance itself*.

Is CBD legal?

CBD sourced from industrial hemp is federally legal in all 50 states. Our affiliated partner's CBD Oil is legal, 100% safe, natural, organic, non-GMO, pesticide free, heavy metal free, contaminate free, and it all comes from 100% USA Grown state approved and regulated Hemp farms. We offer a full line of ZERO THC products, along with a full line of Full Spectrum products that contain less than the legal limit of .3% THC.  We have whatever you are looking for.

CBD is a popular and effective treatment for many medical conditions and symptoms. It can help with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, seizures, and even cancer*. Even for those not suffering from any medical ailments, CBD can be used to lower stress, improve sleep, and prevent the risk of various illnesses.

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are chemical molecules called agonists. Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.

The endocannabinoid system is the name for a series of cell receptors that respond to certain kinds of agonists. Two primary cell receptors make up the ECS, Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2). The keys for these receptors are called endocannabinoids. 

Endocannabinoids are like the body’s natural THC. In fact, endocannabinoids got their name from cannabis. Plant cannabinoids were discovered first. Endo means within, and cannabinoid referring to a compound that fits into cannabinoid receptors.

There are two main endocannabinoid molecules, named anandamide and 2-Ag. Funny thing, scientists wouldn’t have discovered anandamide without THC. Psychoactive (THC) was first discovered by Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam back in the 1960s. His finding quickly spurred a rush to figure out how THC worked, and whether or not our own bodies produced a similar compound.

More than two decades after the search began, anandamide was found. Yet, once they isolated the chemical, they faced another challenge. What should it be called? They turned to Sanskrit. Anandamide comes from the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means bliss. So, basically, anandamide means bliss molecule.

What does the ECS do?

​Cannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the body, giving them a wide variety of functions. However, certain receptors are more concentrated in specific regions. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system.

The diversity of receptor locations shows just how important endocannabinoids are for day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate the following:

  • Sleep
  • Appetite, digestion, hunger
  • Mood
  • Motor contror
  • Immune function
  • Reproduction and fertility
  • Pleasure and reward
  • Pain
  • Memory
  • Temperature regulation

Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get these processes moving and when to stop. They help maintain optimal balance in the body, also known as homeostasis. When the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance. Dysregulation in the ECS is thought to contribute to a wide variety of conditions, including fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.

The ECS theory of disease is termed “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency“.  The idea is simple: when the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids or cannot regulate them properly, you are more susceptible to illnesses that affect one or several of the functions listed above.

Where do endocannabinoids come from?

Where do endocannabinoids come from, anyway? This question has another simple answer: diet.

Your body creates endocannabinoids with the help of fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially important for this. Recent research in animal models has found a connection between diets low in omega-3s and mood changes caused by poor endocannabinoid regulation.

Fortunately, hemp seeds are a quality source of omgea-3s. However, fish like salmon and sardines produce a form of omega-3s that is easier for your body to put to use.

​This is just a brief overview of the endocannabinoid system. Each year, new studies shed light into what this amazing network does inside our bodies. The discovery of the ECS is what makes medical cannabis such a big deal.

People often joke about the herb’s ability to heal a wide variety of seemingly unrelated conditions. But, we now understand that these conditions are all regulated in part by the ECS. The medical implications of this finding are endless.

CBD is a popular and effective treatment for many medical conditions and symptoms. It can help with chronic pain, anxiety, depression, seizures, and even cancer*. Even for those not suffering from any medical ailments, CBD can be used to lower stress, improve sleep, and prevent the risk of various illnesses.

Contact us today to schedule your consultation and find out if CBD therapy may be your key to leading a healthier, happier life !

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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