Hemp and CBD have been in the news a lot lately. Many brands are chasing the money today, however people have been using hemp and cannabinoids for thousands of years for a variety of purposes: ropes, sails, paper, protein, wellness, soil remediation, etc. Three months ago I started using CBD oil and cream for my pain, my journey of Avascular Necrosis (AVN) and my shoulder replacement surgery is in my blog links. This is all caused by Sickle Cell, and it seems that about 9/10 sickle cell people will develop it. (my number is off I am just rounding off but you would be amazed about how many have it or been diagnosed. I talked about my pain medication and the way I felt about it. Well in August after my doctor prescribed the third narcotic drug to me – I made a decision to seek relief elsewhere. A friend of mine told me about the oil but I was skeptical and had way to many questions. After that visit with my doctor I sort out to find natural relief and I did. CBD works wonders for my pain. I had severe anxiety from my brain damage and since I started using it I feel a lot better.
I felt so good and so excited to be feeling better that when that same friend introduced me to another “friend” who is a wellness coach who works and endorses this company called “Vitalibis” I immediately signed up to be an ambassador for the company and now I help promote CBD for others. (click here) Especially those who have pain.
I was also on pressure medication, I had trouble sleeping, some days I was depressed, I am proud to report as of Tuesday’s doctor’s visit my pressure was normal. I am sleeping great, I am feeling good.
Hemp-derived products with CBD seem to be everywhere these days. At Vitalibis, we are focused on education over hype. As you conduct your research, we are here to support you in that process. The two main questions we hear most are:
1) Will hemp-derived CBD (cannabidiol) get me high? The answer is no. CBD is one of many naturally occurring cannabinoids within hemp and it does not possess any psychoactive properties. THC or tetrahydrocannabinol, is another well known cannabinoid. THC is the only element in the hemp plant which causes the high. In full spectrum, phytocannabinoid rich oils, the THC level is below .3%.
2) How does it work? Inside your body is an essential system called the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which includes cell receptors throughout your body. The overarching purpose of this system is to create homeostasis or balance. If your ECS is deficient you can manifest into a variety of ailments. You can support your ECS with healthy living choices such as minimizing stress, exercise, eating a healthy diet and supplementing it with a full spectrum phytocannabinoid rich hemp oil. Full spectrum hemp oils contain all the beneficial elements of the plant. When properly managed, your ECS can help support sleep, manage stress and address discomfort.LEARN MORE
Information taken from https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cbd-oil-benefits
CBD, especially in combination with THC, may be effective in reducing pain associated with diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Using CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression in both human and animal studies.
Though CBD has been shown to help reduce symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment, and may even have cancer-fighting properties, more research is needed to assess its efficacy and safety.
CBD may have beneficial effects on acne due to its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to control the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands.
Though research is limited at this time, CBD has been shown to ease symptoms related to epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. CBD was also shown to reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in test-tube and animal studies.
Some studies suggest that CBD may help with diabetes, substance abuse, mental disorders and certain types of cancers. However, more research in humans is needed.
Although CBD is generally considered safe, it can cause adverse reactions like diarrhea and fatigue in some people. It may also interfere with certain medications.
CBD oil has been studied for its potential role in easing symptoms of many common health issues, including anxiety, depression, acne and heart disease.
For those with cancer, it may even provide a natural alternative for pain and symptom relief.
Research on the potential health benefits of CBD oil is ongoing, so new therapeutic uses for this natural remedy are sure to be discovered.
Though there is much to be learned about the efficacy and safety of CBD, results from recent studies suggest that CBD may provide a safe, powerful natural treatment for many health issues.