• Is CBD Different than Hemp Oil?

    With CBD being all of the rave lately, questions about whether or not some of the hemp oil products on the market contain CBD are becoming more frequent. I've had numerous people tell that they were told by someone else, or another CBD vendor, that hemp oil is not CBD. These people are terribly misinformed.

  • CBD and Working Out

    Benefits of using CBD before and after training:

    • Increases lung capacity
    • Improves optimism and confidence
    • Has an anti-inflammatory effect
    • Heightens anaerobic metabolism
    • Increases endurance
  • Medium Chain Triglycerides as a carrier oil

    With MCT oil, you're essentially getting a concentrated version of the main compound responsible for the health benefits of coconut oil, and none of the other fatty acids you may not want.

    Reported health benefits of MCT Oil:

    • Provides a source of quick energy
    • Boosts energy and endurance enhancing physical and athletic performance
    • Improves digestion and absorption of fat soluble vitamins and amino acids
    • Helps relieve symptoms and reduce health risks associated with diabetes
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) dosing

    Cannabidiol (CBD) dosing : When starting a dosing regimen with CBD rich hemp oil, it is best to first advise your doctor of your intentions. They may lower the doses of other medications that you may currently be on. They may also want to monitor blood levels depending on your condition and medications you may be taking. Taking CBD isolate in high doses has been shown to cause drug interactions with the blood thinning drug Warfin, as well as some Epilepsy medications. Full spectrum CBD rich hemp oil in low doses is considered safe and drug interactions are reported to be rare. Most side effects felt when taking hemp oil with multiple medications are typically from the prescription meds because CBD competes for the same receptor sites as 60% of prescription meds and CBD has the ability to either restrict or amplify the effects of other substances. We will cover drug interactions in another blog soon. Remember to look for full spectrum hemp oil.

  • Alzheimer's Disease, Dementia, and CBD

    Alzheimer's Disease (AD), according to the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA), is the most common form of dementia. Dementia is defined as the "loss of intellectual ability" according to the JAMA. Symptoms of Alzheimer's Disease include: confusion, the lack of ability to remember things, the loss of knowledge regarding the ability to perform everyday skills or tasks, the inability to consistently recognize family or friends, the loss of problem solving skills, and a tendency to display agitated behavior. Alzheimer's disease, throughout the years, has become a major and growing threat to the public health. According to the American Medical Association, Alzheimer's disease was the sixth leading cause of all deaths in the United States in 2007. Many of the medicines used currently have many unsafe side effects and, at this point, there has not been a medication identified that would potentially stop the disease or reverse its progression. Possibly until now, the recent research taking place in the cannabis industry has identified that cannabinoids (CBD) may be part of the solution.

  • CBD rich hemp oil and drug interactions

    One of the most commonly asked and important questions regarding starting a CBD rich hemp oil regimen is how it will react with other medications? Let's start with some statistics regarding drug interactions in general. On a yearly average, there are upwards of 100,000 deaths reported from pharmaceutical drug interactions. Over 130 Billion dollars spent on treatment, 2.2 million hospitalized and around 79,000 children hospitalized with complications from drug interactions. As you can see, this problem is huge and concern is of utmost importance.

  • CBD and PTSD

    Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a condition where an individual fails to recover after experiencing a traumatic event. PTSD is most common in war veterans and combat, but affects approximately 2.5 million Americans and can be triggered by any severe trauma, including, but not limited to: natural disasters, car accidents,physical and/or sexual abuse and/or assault. It can affect anyone, even children.