About Cannabidiol (CBD)
CBD is short for Cannabidiol and it is one of 85 compounds found in Hemp that belong to a class of molecules called Cannabinoids. It’s a non-psychoactive compound- which means that it doesn’t give you a high–and it has significant medical and health benefits. The health benefits provided by CBD from both the indica and sativa species are identical.
Although FDA approved research & studies are only a few years old, Hemp has been considered an essential dietary supplement in societies throughout the world for thousands of years. Starting in Ancient China as a traditional herb, it spread out to India and then to Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The concept of Medicinal Hemp was introduced to the Western world in the late 18th century when pharmaceutical companies began marketing CBD oils and tinctures for various diseases including pain, asthma, gout and as a sedative. It was later banned in the United States and other countries for various political and religious reasons in the middle of the 20th century.
Despite legal issues, there was a renewed interest in Hemp beginning in the 1950’s that was spurred by serious scientific research, particularly in Israel. Those studies resulted in the first ever identification of the primary acting principal in Hemp. Surprisingly, the compound identified first was not THC, the better known psychoactive component, but Cannabidoil. Other Cannabanoids including THC would be isolated and identified later in the following years.
At this moment in time, there is a strong surge of interest in this natural compound and that is because many doctors and scientists understand that traditional pharmaceutical medications are simply failing to heal many individuals. They are standing up to long-held misconceptions about Hemp and CBD and educating the public. They’re out there pushing for policy change at various institutions – at Government legislative bodies as well as Medical regulatory agencies – and our Mission is to be at the front-lines with them. You’ve probably heard of the famous Dr. Sanjay Gupta educating the public about Hemp on various mainstream news channels. If you haven’t, that’s okay because we’ve included a video link for you in addition to many other video links.
You may still be wondering if CBD is right for you? That’s what we expected and that’s because we pose this question to all of our customers. We want the public – not just our customers – to stay educated on the latest scientific research on Hemp and not beyond it. Educating you also means not misinforming you and that means we have a strong ethical commitment to abide by all current laws and FDA guidelines. While FDA guidelines prohibit us from saying that CBD is a treatment for specific condition or disease, we can educate you about what CBD is known to do in the Endocanabanoid System and to understand how that system works. We’ve also included links to the latest clinical research and pilot research programs that the FDA has approved. Additionally, we have further info and videos available for you on our site, listed below. If you’ve already educated yourself and know what you want to buy, click here to check out our CBD products.
How CBD Works
An Ethical Choice
There’s much to discuss about the functions of CBD oil and how it can boost your health. As we get to that discussion, it’s important to understand our ethical commitment not to advertise CBD as a treatment or cure for any specific disease. FDA guidelines prohibit us from doing so because CBD oils are legally considered supplements at this time. Ironically, the federal government itself issued a patent. In 2003 (that it holds to this day) in which it makes very impressive claims about Cannabidiol. Neuroprotectant, anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-epileptic are just some of the many claims the patent makes about CBD. A brief glimpse at U.S. government patent 6,630,507 reveals federal scientists at the Department of Health and Human Services describing CBD as “found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke or trauma, or the treatment of neurological diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.”
While we won’t attempt to make those claims, FDA guidelines don’t mean that you can’t do your own research and become informed because there is a wealth of accurate data and resources available online. In addition to many studies conducted throughout the 20th century, you’ll find many fresh scientific papers being published by various Universities based on both human and animal studies. In fact, there are doctors throughout the nation and our Board of Advisor Doctors that are already responsibly administering or permitting their patients to use CBD oils. We will continually link you to these latest studies and press reports. What all of this means is that, on our website, we’ll focus on the role CBD is known to play in the human biological system and how that can translate to an improvement.
Everything you feel, every movement you make, and everything you think is coordinated and regulated by the chemical “messengers” of your brain called neurotransmitters. When neurotransmitters are released by neurons—your brain cells—they cross a synapse (a small gap) in order to reach the next adjacent neuron, called the post-synaptic neuron. The neurotransmitter binds to very specific receptors on that post-synaptic neuron thereby “activating” it and gets passed along to other neurons in a similar fashion. This “activation” triggers a series of biological events that in effect translate to: your thoughts, feelings and actions.
The Endocannabinoid system (EC) works backwards. When the post-synaptic neuron is activated, fat cells within it naturally produce Cannabinoids—the chemical “messengers” of the EC system. The Cannabinoids travel in the opposite direction of the neurotransmitters. They travel towards the pre-synaptic neuron—the brain cell that initially released the neurotransmitters – and bind onto its Cannabinoid receptors. These receptors allow Cannabinoids to hold great influence over your brain cells and their release of neurotransmitters.
Balancing the Endocannabinoid System
We know that the nervous system—the collection of nerve cells in your body, the long nerve fibers which they make up, and the neurotransmitters which they release – permeate throughout your body and innervates all of your major organs including your heart, kidneys, reproductive system, lungs, skin and muscles. The nervous system controls not only your external movements via control of your muscles but also the internal movements of all those organs we just mentioned. It’s no wonder that when a problem exists in the nervous system, a myriad of health problems can develop. For decades, the majority of scientists and the pharmaceutical industry have ignored the Endocannabinoid System when considering how to treat these problems.
Reading the last section, you learned that the Endocannabinoid System has indirect influence over the Nervous System by way of Cannabinoids. These chemical “messengers” bind to Cannabinoid receptors on pre-synaptic neurons (brain cells). Scientists have currently identified two types of Cannabinoid receptors, known as CB-1 and CB-2. The natural Cannabinoids that act upon these receptors are needed to prevent your nervous system from misfiring and acting defectively. They’re almost like a dimmer switch for controlling how much neurotransmitters the nerve cells release.
When you have a deficiency in natural Cannabinoids that your body produces, it will inevitably lead to negative effects on your nervous system and your body as a whole. Cannabinoids are essential to your body like many other vitamins. When you have a deficiency in Vitamin D or Vitamin C, for example, your doctor advises you to increase intake, typically by taking a Vitamin supplement or eating vitamin-fortified foods. Well, it’s the same with Cannabinoids. Your body needs them. Your body needs the right balance and with it, you can ensure that your nervous system is working well and that your body is healthy.
Contemplate for a moment that for centuries, humans and societies throughout history considered Hemp an essential dietary supplement. Why shouldn’t they have? We eat bananas filled with Potassium. We eat oranges filled with Vitamin C. That’s because natural foods and supplements contain essential nutrients and vitamins. Cannabidioil – CBD is just as essential for all the reasons we’ve mentioned above and more. Be informed. Educate yourself. Buy CBD. You can start by checking out various CBD-related studies published online. Go to any of the websites below and enter “Cannabidiol” in the search box: www.nih.gov, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov, www.drugabuse.gov. Or Google “site:.edu Cannabidiol” for more data.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta: CNN’s CBD and Medical Marijuana Documentary Series
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