What is CBD?
What is CBD – cannabidiolMost everyone in today’s day and age is aware of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It is the main compound found in marijuana, known for causing a euphoric head high. But did you know the second most common compound is CBD or Cannabidiol? While THC is most common for getting you “high”, CBD is known for its anti-psychoactive properties, countering out the effects of THC. It also has many medical properties, helping you feel more relaxed and levelheaded. CBD will not make you feel high like THC. If you’re wishing you weren’t high anymore or have had too much THC in your system, you can take CBD oil, or high CBD flower and the properties from the cannabidiol will cancel out the intense effects from too much THC, like being paranoid, anxious, sometimes even feeling nauseous. Often we see videos on social media of children suffering from seizures caused by epilepsy or some other neurological disorder being given only a drop of oil and the shaking and tremors stop almost immediately. That’s from the CBD! Or the old man with awful shakes and tremors from Parkinson’s and after consuming CBD the shakes and tremors stop and they can function! Those are my favorite success stories and it’s all thanks to CBD! Some of the many great medical benefits of CBD include slowing/killing the growth of cancer cells, reduces inflammation, reduces vomiting and nausea, helps relieve pain, helps with anxiety, and suppresses muscle spasms. For patients looking for an alternative medicine with less/no side effect CBD is a great place to start. Some of the medical ailments that could be helped with CBD include:
- Cancer / cancer treatment side effect
- Epilepsy/ seizures
- Anxiety & Depression
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Relieves body pain
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Vomiting and nausea from chemotherapy
- IBS/ Gastrointestinal disorders
- Substance use disorders
- Chronic pain
- Psychosis disorders
- Lowers your risk of diabetes
- And many more.
Taking CBDThere are many different way to take CBD. Of course the most common is oral oil. This oil you can put under your tongue for a minute, depending on the type of oil you can even add it to your favorite recipes. This method seems to be most common with patients dealing with cancer, children with seizures and neurological disorders, I’ve seen the best results from patients taking CBD Phoniex’s tears twice a day. There is also a CBD capsules that you can take daily with your regular vitamins, this method would be great for a patient dealing with MS, fibromyalgia, Parkinson’s or any other body pain, where you want the effects of the CBD capsules to be longer lasting so you can function throughout the day with no pain. When you take a capsule of CBD oil your body processes the capsule slowly giving you a longer lasting effect. Just like edibles, they are one of the best ways to get CBD into your system. But remember your body takes a little longer to start feeling the effects when you consume marijuana rather than smoking it. You can also try vaporizing or smoking a strong CBD strain. This will have a fast quick onset effect but a rapid drop. Great for a quick fix for anxiety, depression, appetite loss, and nausea. Topicals are great for people dealing with pain from arthritis, migraines, chronic pain, ext. For example myself I deal with endometriosis, causing awful pain in my lower back and all over. One of my favorite fixes is the lotus flower medicinals roll on therapy oils. These roll on oils smell amazing and take no time at all to start relieving the pain I feel. Another personal favorite is the medicated bath bomb. Topical are great to target a specific area that’s bothering you or help you just unwind after a long day. Even if you don’t have any body aches and pains the CBD oil and hemp oil in most topicals are rich in vitamins and omega fatty acids, helping your skin glow and stay hydrated.
Charlotte’s webCharlotte’s web has been making a breakthrough in the medical marijuana industry. Its known for its high CBD properties while the THC is so low they try to maintain under 0.3% THC, while trying to keep the CBD at 17%. The Stanley brothers from Colorado have been crossbreeding different strains to get high CBD and super low THC making the medical properties very valuable. Originally called “hippie disappointment” from being super low in THC not giving you the typical euphoric giggly high your looking for but rather keeping you calm and relaxed, and of course helping any sort of medical ailment you may have. The Stanley brother inspired by a little girl named charlotte Figi who battles with Dravet syndrome, causing her to have epileptic seizures. After her first experience with the strain and after seeing her physician he said that her seizures have dramatically stopped. Little Charlotte is also known as the little girl making a breakthrough in the medical marijuana industry