CBD’s Incredible Effect On Homeostasis

The human body is, in a way, like Goldilocks – consciously and unconsciously we want things to be “just right”.

The market has exploded with interest in CBD, and for good reason. This post explores its incredible influence on our bodies’ desire for things to be “just right”, aka homeostasis.

Before we dive into CBD’s effect, let’s briefly explore the body’s physiology. What does homeostasis mean, anyway?

Generally speaking, human physiology is first and foremost a balance between polar opposites, the yin and yang, so to speak. This balance between all the bodies’ systems creates homeostasis. For example, in looking at the immune system, the opposites are inflammation and anti-inflammation. When these two are balanced, your immune system functions as it should.

Essentially, all our bodies’ systems are connected, as you may have experienced with your own health. This maintenance of homeostasis for all systems is a complex balancing act. So how does your body maintain homeostasis?

Patricia Ramos lists the 5 different ways:

  1. Maintaining normal fluctuations in body temperature
  2. Maintaining normal blood pressure range
  3. Regulating glucose levels
  4. Excrete toxins (through the urinary system)
  5. Maintaining a normal pH scale

Let’s now introduce CBD and the Endocannabinoid System, a fundamental communication system in your body. In conjunction with the above ways the body maintains homeostasis, the endocannabinoid system regulates all your body’s systems through receptors.

Ever since the endocannabinoid system was discovered 30 years ago, it has been found that CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most potent natural mediators of this system.

Ramos states that CBD has demonstrated incredible power to “interact with, support, and unlock the healing potential of your endocannabinoid system.”

In essence, the endocannabinoid system helps to maintain homeostasis by using cannabinoid receptors to monitor the body’s reactions. Cannabinoids create chemical responses to address issues of imbalance in the body.

So is CBD for you? The benefits of this natural compound are difficult to ignore. Do your research, monitor your body after taking CBD, and see for yourself 🙂

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CBD Online Interest Is Skyrocketing

Insomnia, arthritis, pain, opioid addiction – CBD has been reported to help treat all these conditions and more.

It is evident that CBD is having a moment. The JAMA Network Open has published a research article that speaks to the exponential rise of interest in CBD by tracking and analyzing the frequency of United States Google searches for either “CBD” or “cannabidiol” from January 2004 through April 2019.

The analysis of online searches by the U.S. population informs that millions are equally or more interested in CBD than in any other health product or topic.

The use of CBD is not new – in fact, people first extracted it in 1940 from the cannabis plantHowever, today, we find CBD take on many forms: gummies, tinctures, capsules, even skin-care.

The JAMA Network Open study co-author John W. Ayers reports that “3 years ago, there was essentially no one searching about CBD online, but now there are an estimated 6.4 million unique searches each month.”

The findings of this study are shed further light on the matter. During the last three years, the CBD searches have increased by 125% during 2017 to 160% during 2018. The researchers expect the searches to grow further to 180% in 2019.

Interestingly, geography plays a significant role, as well. The researchers found an increase in searches in particular states – searches grew by 605% in Alabama.

What is also interesting, though, is that states with legalized recreational marijuana use had the greatest number of CBD searches. What can be deduced from these findings is that CBD is clearly a nationwide topic of interest.

The study researchers also tracked searches for other health-related topics. Study co-author and researcher Alicia Nobles states, “For every two internet searches for dieting in the U.S., we found there is one for CBD!”

As you can see, the interest in CBD is skyrocketing. The best thing to do is to stay informed and to do our own research on how CBD can be integrated into our wellness routines.

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Can CBD Give You A Natural Energy Boost?

When someone asks you, “How are you?” Do you often say “I’m tired.”? Aren’t we all tired? I bet if we could ask a genie in a bottle for three wishes, one of them would be for more energy. I’m here to tell you that CBD can help fulfill that wish – no genie required!

CBD is already popular, and it’s getting further attention by its ability to stabilize energy levels throughout the day. People are discovering that it has helped the body and mind fight fatigue.

Say good-bye to those unhealthy and unnatural energy drinks (*cough cough* Monster & RedBull *cough cough*) and say hello to the safe and effective energy boost found in CBD.

Cannabinoid (CBD) is a cannabis compound that comes from the hemp plant and it interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system. Specifically, CBD stimulates the CB1 And CB2 receptors in the body, which help the brain, organs, and body systems function better.

So what does all of this have to do with your daily energy levels?

Well, when you’re sick, overtired, stressed, or are experiencing negative side-effects from medications, chances are you have low energy. CBD relieves ailments in the mind and body. Humble Musings writes that CBD helps your cells and organs function better, which gives you more energy.

Remember that endocannabinoid system you have? CBD interacts with those receptors in the brain via the endocannabinoid system to stimulate the hypothalamus. This process helps regulate energy levels and improve sleep patterns, which equates to feeling more energized. Are you excited yet?!

Sarah Potts, an expert CBD researcher and writer, cites a study where, in France, scientists discovered that mitochondria have cannabinoid receptors, which means that taking CBD can encourage activity in the mitochondria while also increasing their presence. This is significant because if your mitochondria are working harder and there are more of them in your body, you will have more energy.

As we wrap up, think of how good it would feel to have ample energy throughout the day to do all you need to do and to be who you need to be.

Check out Remedi’s products today to give your body the energy jump-start it is looking for!

November 27, 2019  https://remedishop.com/

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How has Legalization of Hemp Farming Affected the Global Hemp Market throughout 2019?

Written by Colby McCoy
Hemp had a fantastic 2018. From the U.S. government’s passage of the Farm Bill, which gave carte blanche to farmers to produce industrial hemp within federally set guidelines, to the full legalization of cannabis in America’s northernmost neighbor, Canada, it can be safely said that times are changing.

Although hemp had shown the potential for profitability prior to 2018, it can be argued that 2018 was a turning point for hemp’s position in the global marketplace. The proof can always be found in the data.

In 2018, hemp sales grossed $1.1 billion in the United States alone. According to New Frontier Data, hemp revenues are predicted to double to $2.6 billion by 2022. New Frontier goes on to add that global market revenues for hemp totaled $3.7 billion in 2018 and are on track to reach $5.7 billion by 2020.

An area where this growth can be plainly seen is in the acreage statistics between 2018 & 2019 for industrial hemp farmers in the U.S. Over the course of the last year the median acreage planted for industrial hemp has decreased while the average acreage has increased by 54% since 2018. America’s hemp industry has seen an increase in the number of small and medium-sized hemp farms in comparison to larger farms.

It is a bit too early to tell just how fast hemp will continue to grow and whether it will find new marketplaces across the globe. Currently, China leads the pack with gross revenues from hemp sales at $1.2 billion. Europe follows the United States with approximately $980 million in total hemp sales.

In general, it can be said that hemp has grown tremendously since 2018 and is projected to continue to grow at a rapid pace.

Photo courtesy of phys.org

Article from: https://cbdhealthandwellness.net/

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Breathe Easy with CBD – How CBD May Help Relieve Your Asthma

Everyone breathes, but not everyone breathes easy. If you talk with someone suffering from asthma, you will learn that this respiratory disease is caused by inflammation of the lungs and airways – the airways constrict, swell, and produce extra mucus, which makes breaking difficult and often painful.

According to the Center for Disease Control, about 1 in 12 people (about 25 million) have asthma, with numbers only increasing.

Many asthmatics are searching for more natural ways to alleviate their symptoms. Let me introduce CBD – this natural substance obtained from help plants interacts with the body’s allergic and inflammatory responses. Here are 5 ways it may help you breathe easy!

  • CBD is a Natural Anti-Inflammatory 

CBD works in part by inhibiting enzymes that are known to cause inflammation in the airways.

  • CBD and Bronchodilation

Emma from Treat Asthma At Home, helps us understand this bronchodilation – this is a fancy word for when, during an asthma attack, the air passages leading to the lungs become narrow and filled with mucus. CBD may help with opening up these airways without any psychoactive effects (feeling “high”).

  • CBD is a Natural Pain Reliever

As you can imagine or may have experienced, there is a great deal of pain involved in an asthma attack. Research has shown CBD to be a proven pain reliever and can help reduce the pain experienced in an asthma attack.

  • CBD and Muscle Spasms

Spastic airways are irritable and cause twitching in asthmatics. Research has also shown the positive effects of CBD relieving muscle spasms, particularly in those with Multiple Sclerosis.

  • CBD and Clearing Mucus 

No one likes to talk about mucus, but getting rid of it is a common nuisance for asthmatics. Among its many benefits, CBD has also been shown to be an effective expectorant, helping to clear mucus and open up the air passages.

If you are searching for a natural remedy to your asthma, consider implementing CBD into your daily regime.

Remedi Shop offers a THC-free Mint-Flavored tincture that may be the breath of fresh air you are seeking.

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Where Does Your State Stand on CBD?

Where Does Your State Stand on CBD?

While this product is growing increasingly popular, the status of CBD in the United States remains convoluted. Even after the approval and scheduling of Epidiolex, the first FDA approved oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, which we mentioned in a previous article.The source of CBD is critically important in determining its legal status.

The legal world of CBD seems to be full of murky waters. States are changing their legislature on medical and recreational marijuana all the time. While only 9 states currently have legalized recreational marijuana, as an industry weed has had a huge year of growth. Despite this, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) continues to classify CBD as a Schedule I drug. Schedule I drugs are defined by the DEA as “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” This is how not just CBD, but the entire cannabis plant is classified.

The push for legal cannabis has made enough progress that now there are only three states where marijuana of any sort in any form continues to be completely illegal. Steven Fiorillo wrote in an article for The Street,that those states are:

  • Idaho
  • Nebraska
  • South Dakota

If you don’t live in these states, you may be able to acquire legal CBD oil. But each state has its own specifics you need to be aware of.

States Where Marijuana Is Fully Legal

Currently, there are 10 states in America where marijuana is legalized both medically and recreationally. This does not count Washington D.C., which also has full legalization.

These 10 states with legal cannabis are:

  • Alaska
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • Oregon
  • Vermont
  • Washington

Michigan is the most recent state to legalize marijuana after state voters easily voted for the ballot initiative in the 2018 midterm elections.

In these states (and D.C.), simply go to a dispensary and you will be able to purchase CBD oil legally – provided you are 18 or over.

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How To Utilize CBD To Improve Your Health

In case you have been hiding under a rock, we’re in the midst of a CBD boom.

We are seeing companies, who don’t want to miss out on this gold mine, add it into everything. From beauty products to fast food cheeseburgers, skin care and more. The markets are saturated, and with an overwhelming array of options available the question is, what’s the best and most effective way to experience the effects of CBD?

Cory Stieg, with Refinery 29 wrote in an article titled, The Most Effective Ways To Use CBD

“The key to understanding the effectiveness of the delivery mechanism for CBD is recognizing that each person is different, explains Rick Weissman, president of High Falls Hemp, a New York-based CBD company. “There are clinical studies which suggest that inhalation and sublingual transmission are the most effective,” he adds. Vapes and sublingual (aka under the tongue) tinctures tend to be the most effective methods because they put CBD right into your bloodstream, he says. A CBD gummy or even a supplement, on the other hand, would have to be absorbed through the digestive tract, which may take longer or result in a less potent effect. And a CBD cream or lotion would be absorbed topically through your skin.”

Nikul Patel with Medium wrote on how CBD can Improving Mental Health here,

“Cannabis has always been a questionable treatment for mental health, as the psychoactive effects are notorious for causing unpredictability. Some find that an altered state of mind allows them to look inwards, take new perspectives on problematic matters and remove mental blockages, while others experience heightened levels of anxiety that just makes them feel worse.

For example, the most significant chemical effect CBD has is connecting with fatty acid-binding proteins (FABPs) to prevent anandamide reuptake. Anandamide is the body’s naturally generated THC and stopping degradation of this endocannabinoid helps to boost mood. Anandamide is not as potent as THC but binding to CB1 receptors produces an uplifting effect while increasing motivation.

All CBD products — except for creams which are not ingested into the bloodstream — can be used for mood enhancement purposes. The fastest but shortest improvements can be derived from CBD concentrates, tinctures and Veedverks e-liquids, while a slower, but more extended mood boost can be obtained with edibles, concentrates and syrups.

CBD also helps to reduce fear response and relieve symptoms of anxiety, by acting outside of the ECS. A recent study found that CBD — and the endocannabinoid 2-Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG) is a positive allosteric modulator of the GABA-A receptor. The investigation, published in the peer-reviewed Pharmacological Research, suggested this could explain CBD’s anxiolytic and anticonvulsant properties.

Boosting Immune System Defences, and Reducing Inflammation

A well-functioning immune system serves to protect the body from dangerous viruses and bacteria, but when out of control, can sabotage our health with high levels of inflammation. Treating inflammation and moderating immune system response is tricky, but ECS research is providing us with fresh solutions. Studies have shown that CB2 receptors are present on white blood cells and in immune tissues, and that activating these can have an immunomodulatory effect.

CBD is an antagonist of the CB2 receptor but instigates an anti-inflammatory effect via anandamide-mediated activation. 2-AG is also noted for its anti-inflammatory properties.

Managing inflammation with CBD could potentially help to treat arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease. THC is an agonist of the CB2 receptor and therefore can reduce inflammation directly, but the emergence of a non-psychoactive, cannabis-based anti-inflammatory means that many more patients could benefit.

The most effective method of managing arthritis may be with a pain cream or muscle rub, as this engages the most relevant CB2 receptors. For more internal inflammation and autoimmune diseases, capsules and edibles should deliver more potent and sustained relief.”

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CBD and Drug Testing – Remedi

CBD and Drug Testing

Controversy that surrounds CBD seems to be linked to the uninformed and miseducated. To help set the record straight we are going to break down CBD, THC and the difference between Full-Spectrum and Broad Spectrum CBD products.

Jane Schwab at US Drug Test Centers explains that,

“As the medical marijuana industry continues to leave its footprint on the field of medicine, science — and the general population — are exploring new ways of experiencing it. Cannabidiol, or CBD, has stepped into the spotlight as a highly-regarded form of alternative medicine and has gained much traction in the medical marijuana industry. A growing body of research is finding that CBD could be highly beneficial to treat certain medical conditions. That doesn’t mean it’s workplace-friendly, though, which leads to the question: Can you fail a drug test due to CBD?”

Keep in mind you can buy Full Spectrum or Broad Spectrum CBD.

Broad spectrum CBD products contain an array of cannabinoids and terpenes but zero THC. Think of Broad Spectrum CBD as Full Spectrum without the THC. Broad Spectrum CBD is an excellent choice for individuals that can’t have any traces of THC in their system, whether for medical, personal or legal reasons.

“Much like the consumption of poppy seeds may lead to a positive drug test for opioids, the consumption of certain hemp products may lead to a positive drug test for tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). THC is inherently present in trace amounts in hemp plants. The legal limit of THC in hemp is no more than 0.3%. Furthermore, the underlying science behind the conversion of certain cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD), when consumed, to other related cannabinoids, for example THC, is not yet fully understood. Although the risk is low, individual biochemistry, the possibility of conversion of cannabinoids and the possibility of trace, but legal, amounts of THC inherent in hemp products, we strongly suggest consulting your health care provider before consuming any hemp products if you are subject to drug testing.” Charlotte’s Web Hemp

The Answer?

While research has shown that it’s unlikely that CBD products alone would lead to a positive result on a drug test, it’s important to note that CBD was found to interact with the body’s metabolism of certain compounds. What this means is that CBD users who also use marijuana may actually show higher levels of THC for a longer period of time than when using marijuana alone.

So, it would seem that CBD alone is not enough to raise any red flags on a drug test; although, if you’d prefer to err on the safe side, refraining from taking even CBD if you’re expecting a drug test is likeliest the best approach.

So if you are being drug test for you job or legal reasons, ABC 15 found in their lates report which you can read here

Chris Martin, the owner of Hempful Farms in Phoenix, specializes in CBD products.

“I am going to tell you right now, any full spectrum product that has all of the cannabinoids in it, you’re going to run that risk,” Martin said.

He added that his clients included police officers, transportation workers and airline pilots, and he had warned all of them about the risks of taking a “full spectrum oil” when they came in to buy products.

“Any cannabinoid that you’re taking over a period of time can cause a build up. If you’re taking a cannabinoid test, I would avoid putting cannabinoids in my body — even one that says no THC because CBD is CBD. It could convert it if you heated it, it could convert in your stomach. So why run the risk if you’re going to take a drug test? Don’t put things in your body that could cause you to fail,” Martin said.

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Benefits of CBD For Your Pets

Benefits of CBD For your Pets

Holistic vets have been sending us some interesting reports about the benefits of CBD oil for dogs in their care.  We have seen all the medical fads in the pet care industry and food supplements that were once touted as a medically beneficial compound fail to live up to the hype. In some cases, these food supplements and medicines work for a while, get the user hooked, but ultimately leave them with negative side effects. As a result, many people now find it difficult to believe that there is a compound out there with the potential to relieve a good percentage of ailments that are detrimental to humans without any harmful side effects. In fact, due to the ongoing research on the subject, there are many products available that may even help alleviate a variety of ailments that affect pets.  Don’t know what we’re talking about? It’s the consumer’s favorite new product – CBD oil.

Perhaps you’ve heard the amazing testimonies that are so common with the use of CBD oil in treating many human-related illnesses, and you want to invest in CBD oil for the sake of your pet. If that is the case, then welcome! We will be discussing the covert health benefits of CBD oil, especially when it comes to your pets’ health. If that interests you, keep reading to find out more.

  • Why is CBD important for your pets? 

While you may prefer a straightforward answer to this question, there is no direct answer for why CBD oil is important for your pets. This is because CBD oil offers a plethora of remarkable health advantages, and it is practically impossible to summarize these advantages in one word or sentence. If you are looking for a straightforward answer to the underlying question, simply put: CBD oil is a natural compound with a multitude of health benefits.

We’ll be exploring the world of CBD oil, how safe it is for users, and why it is important for your pets. But before all of that, you need to know how CBD oil works to achieve amazing health results in your body’s network and in your pets’ body systems.

  • What is CBD oil and how does it work to achieve positive health results in pets? 

CBD is a natural extract from the marijuana plant, without any of the negative and psychoactive characteristics of the plant. It has been found that CBD oil actually influences the mental and physical health of pets just as it works in humans to alleviate sickness and diseases. Generally, CBD supports and mends the damaged or degenerated tissues in the body by binding with two important ECS transmitters/receptors, namely the CB1 and CB2 receptors.  ECS refers to the Endocannabinoid system, which regulates all mental activities, including sleep, anxiety, pain, and many more. The ECS is also charged with the mitigation and regulation of the immune system. CBD oil’s interaction with the ECS is what makes it a double-threat to sickness and diseases. This is what makes CBD oil so important: if you invest in CBD oil for your pets, it may alleviate a wide range of their discomforts and health issues.

  • Pain 

Just like humans, our pets also experience pain. As CBD oil is known to alleviate chronic pain in humans, it may also relieve your pets of their pain when taken as a food supplement or medicine. In order to ensure optimal outcomes with the administration of CBD oil to pets, only purchase high-quality CBD oil and keep up a progressively regular dosage for each pet.

  • Inflammation

Pets can also suffer inflammation, whether it be from an underlying problem in their body’s network or from physical wounds. Either way, you’ll need to help them alleviate their pain. This is where CBD becomes a vital tool: it interacts with the ECS (endocannabinoid system) to alleviate the inflammation, and is also known to possess potent antioxidant properties that would come in handy in the event of swelling.

  • Seizures 

Seizures are one of the scariest things that can happen to your pet; so as a pet owner you, of course, want to protect your pet against them. If you have a pet that is prone to seizures and you have CBD oil on guard, it may very well alleviate much of your stress. Many people have come forward and shared amazing testimonies of how CBD oil has helped them alleviate epilepsy seizures, as well as seizures caused by other factors.

  • Anxiety 

Anxiety is another common mental disorder that can be found in both humans and pets. Normally, CBD oil works to relieve anxiety by combating the 5 HT1A (a serotonin receptor). This receptor has been associated with many cases of anxiety, and is now targeted by most over-the-counter anxiety medications. When your pets consume CBD oil as a food supplement or medicine, the CBD oil will strengthen the pet’s ECS to combat the serotonin receptor and alleviate the anxiety.

  • Gastrointestinal issues

CBD oil is known to possess antioxidant and other inherent properties that may help your pet’s stomach health. CBD oil stimulates the body to produce its own natural defense mechanisms against these diseases. Due to this property of naturally boosting the body’s own defenses, the potential for negative ramifications or side effects when using CBD oil for your pets is greatly lessened.

So why is CBD oil important for your pets? Because it has the potential to treat a wide variety of your pet’s ailments and mental disorders, without the potential of them becoming dependent or addicted to the prescription or leaving them with negative side effects.

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