About CBD Oil
Cannabis is a naturally growing herb that has been used for many years to treat health conditions. It is also used in perfumes, soaps, candles and some foods. Cannabis is a powerful oil and only small amounts are needed for it to have a powerful effect on the body.
Cannabis is used to describe a product of the cannabis sativa plant that is bred for its potent, sticky glands that are known as trichomes that contain high amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol called THC, which is the cannabinoid most known for its psychoactive properties.
Numerous diseases such as anorexia, emesis, pain, inflammation, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, osteoporosis etc. are being treated or have the potential to be treated by cannabis oils and other cannabinoid compounds.
CBD interacts with the body through the endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS) or endocannabinoid system. First discovered in the late 1980’s, the endocannabinoid system regulates the body’s homeostasis, or general state of balance, impacting such functions as mood, sleep, appetite, hormone regulation, and pain and immune response. Like an acrobat on a highwire, as the environment around us impacts our normal balance, the endocannabinoid system “corrects” by mediating our body’s reaction to keep us level.
Found in all mammals, the endocannabinoid system is made up of millions of cannabinoid receptor sites located primarily throughout the brain and central nervous system (CB1 receptors) and immune system (CB2 receptors) that act in neural communication.
However, the endocannabinoid system doesn’t simply rely on plant-based cannabinoids, or phytocannabinoids. The human body is capable of making its own cannabinoids. Similar in function to CBD, Anandamide and 2-AG are the body’s own endocannabinoids, created to control communication between cells, mediating your body’s functions.
Compounds produced uniquely by cannabis species and these plant-derived compounds may be referred to as phytocannabinoids. Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol – known as THC is the primary psychoactive ingredient. Other known compounds are cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabigerol, tetrahydrocannabivarin and delta-8 THC. Cannabidiol is thought to have significant pain-relieving and anti inflammatory activity without the psychoactive effect of Delta-9 THC.
QUALITY OF CANNABIS OIL
Use oils with high cannabinoid levels and plant waxes. The healing power of oils, are what has finally given cannabis plant the medical recognition it deserves.Amount of oil produced per ounce of cannabis will vary from strain to strain, but all has the same healing power.
Process is controlled from soil to soil. Desired ingredients comes from flower only, not seeds or stalks.
Use of Pesticides – determine whether its been used during growing process as some patients may be more susceptible to their toxic effect.
The color of the oils should be honey-colored, not black goo or green.
Treatments / conditions that may be enhanced by Cannabis Oil
Improving lives of people living with:
ADD / ADHDS
CBD Oil And Properties
Cannabis is renowned for its active substance THC (Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for the psychoactive effect known as ‘getting high’ or ‘stoned’. However, THC is just one of the cannabinoids which have significant healing properties. There are more than 80 different cannabinoids in cannabis. CBD (cannabidiol) has the widest range of healing properties as you can see in the table displayed. Scientific studies have shown that CBD has a significant effect on neurological and physiological disorders, such as:
- Antibiotic-resistant infections
- Anxiety attacks
- ADHD & ADD
- Chronic pain
- MS (Multiple Sclerosis)
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Vascular and muscle relaxing
How CBD Works In The Body
The endogenous cannabinoid system was named after the cannabis plant. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, in other words the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.
Scientists discovered that there are receptors in the human body that responds positively to chemical compounds (cannabinoids). Cannabinoid receptors are present throughout the body, embedded in cell membranes. When cannabinoid receptors are stimulated, a variety of physiologic processes ensue. Researchers have identified two cannabinoid receptor systems:
- CB1, predominantly present in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs; and
- CB2, predominantly found in the immune system and its associated structures.
Known beneficial effects of CBD are:
- Pain relief
- Suppresses muscle spasms
- Increases efficacy of the immune system
- Reduces blood sugar levels
- Reduces nervous system degeneration
- Treats psoriasis
- Reduces risk of artery blockage
- Suppressing appetite
- Reducing vomiting & nausea
- Reducing contractions in small intestine
- Relieves anxiety
- Tranquilising, used to manage psychoses
- Reduce seizures and convulsions
- Kills or slows bacterial growth
- Treats fungal infection
- Inhibits cell growth in tumours/cancer cells
- Promotes bone growth
- Promotes brain tissue growth in alcoholism
- Reduces nicotine cravings