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Knowing the Difference Between Marijuana and Hemp

Marijuana, hemp and cannabis are terms that are often loosely used interchangeably. Without a grounded knowledge on what they mean and how they’re applied, you might make the same mistake many have made when speaking about cannabis and terms under the topic.

While it might seem that they mean the same thing, they are starkly different and can be applied to different purposes.

This is not to spoil the fun but for simplicity, it is the amount of THC content in a cannabis plant that differentiates hemp from marijuana.

Yea! I said it, but there is still more to know to gain a clearer understanding of what they mean and how to use them in conversations. In this article, we would define what each of the term means, their origin and how they differ from each other.

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Want to Absorb More CBD? Put Drops Under Your Tongue

Here is Why You Should Use Drops under the Tongue

In all the methods of consuming CBD, none offers the best bioavailability and absorption rate as placing it under your tongue.

With other methods, there are plenty of obstacles. Like we have mentioned above, when CBD is ingested, it has to contend with the enzymes in the mouth and gut, and these causes it to lose some of its potency while taking a longer time to reach it desired destination – the bloodstream. When it is applied to the skin, very rarely does it get to the bloodstream. It is content with finding and interacting with cannabinoid receptors within close proximity.

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Why CBD Might Not Work For You

There are several articles and publications available on the internet that extol the values of CBD but one point that all seem to avoid is that CBD may not work for everyone and there are reasons.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a phytocannabinoid that interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the body to correct anomalies, improve performance, and impact overall health and wellness. The substance has had proven efficacy in the treatment and management of a diverse range of ailments including autoimmune conditions, inflammation, pain, symptoms resulting from cancer treatment, etc. But then, there are those who say this has not been their case.

For people who have tried CBD and can’t seem to understand what the hype is about since it didn’t work for them, we have outlined a few reasons why CBD may not have worked for you.

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CBD's Impact on Your Immune System

Cannabidiol (CBD) is making giant strides as a wonderful recovery aid and for a while now, it has been in the news for the many benefits it can provide.

Although it comes from the cannabis plant, using a CBD product will not give you a euphoric feeling, as it does NOT contain enough THC (some products are 0% THC); the main psychoactive compound in marijuana that gives the high sensation. CBD has proven efficacy for a lot of conditions but today, our focus will be on CBD's impact on your immune system.

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CBD Won't Make You High, But it Should Make You Happy

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid in the hemp plant. Unlike its fellow constituent THC, CBD products would not make you high but it can influence your mood. CBD can influence your mood positively, causing you to feel better about yourself and the happenings around you.

But, how does it do it?

Several studies have identified some points of impacts where CBD interacts with the body system to affect it in ways that are beneficial to you. CBD is perceived to regulate the Serotonin and Adenosine receptors (responsible for mood) and in turn, enable them to alleviate stress, calm the mind, and improve cognitive functions. New studies also tie CBD influenced neurogenesis to an improvement in mood and mental health.  

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The Many Benefits of CBD for Seniors

The last few years have seen CBD cause a shift in the health and wellness industry and drug regime amongst the elderly. Caregivers and seniors themselves are making 180 degree turns, favoring CBD over conventional medication, and there are substantial reasons to back these decisions.

CBD products hold many benefits for seniors and everyone alike. Some of the many benefits of CBD for seniors include:

Pain Alleviation: Pain is a common condition amongst individuals over 65 years in the United States. As the age advances, the body starts to feel the effects of a failing system with much of this, translated to the senses as pain. Seniors who suffer from joint pains, arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, MS and all forms of pain including those caused by inflammation and cancer can benefit from the anesthetic nature of CBD: an acceptable deviation from the common opioid painkillers that are addictive and harmful.

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Common Dog Skin Problems and How CBD Can Help

Dogs are man’s best friend and they are companions that we all love. They are social pets and are prone to running around, picking up dirt and sometimes illnesses. The dogs’ skin is often the most hit from all of its running around and when the itch comes, it can be very uncomfortable.

One of the most common conditions most dogs would experience at some point in the life is itchy skin. These skin problems can vary in causative organism but the outcomes are almost usually the same. The skin is inflamed, itchy and very uncomfortable.

Doctors for a long time have applied topical chemicals including antibiotics, topical corticosteroids, Antihistamines and other immune suppressing medications to help treat these conditions but how well have they fared?

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How Can CBD Help for Epilepsy

In the US and the UK, the research into the efficacy of CBD in the treatment and management of severe seizures and seizure conditions including Lennox Gastaut and Dravet syndromes have achieved so much success that it has attracted the attention of the regulatory bodies.

For once, the Food and Drug Administration FDA and the British Pediatric Neurology Association BPNA, both regulatory agencies in the United States and the United Kingdom respectively, agree with the findings of scientists that CBD can help individuals dealing with epilepsy.

A variety of high quality CBD products can possesses anti-epileptic properties.

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Cooking with CBD

The motivation for this write up came from one of the questions I receive regularly from readers. The person asked; “Can I cook with CBD oil?”

At first, I laughed really hard but on second thought, I reasoned that not only is the question a valid one, but there are plenty of others who might be thinking the same. I needed to write about it!

You see CBD oil is quite unlike most oils you must have tried in your cooking experiments. While it is possible to cook with CBD, there are a few rules to follow to achieve the best results and I have outlined them below.

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The Benefits of CBD in Sports

Increasing awareness about CBD’s relatively safe profile has dropped off the long-held stigma on hemp and its products. The growing CBD-based researches and related legal barriers seem a good win for athletes.

Quickly, let’s discuss some benefits of CBD in sports:

  • Immune booster

CBD contains high-potent properties that help fortify your immunity, leaving your body infection- and stress-resistant.  This translates to better functioning of body organs – a great benefit for athletes and non-athletes alike.

  • Reduces Stress and Anxiety

Exercises and training before competitions can leave you stressed and, in turn, anxious about your performance on the big day. Thankfully, CBD offers anti-anxiety and anti-stress hormones, which help you manage stress from your workouts.

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Improvements to Your Life from Using CBD

Before hemp’s recent scientific research breakthrough, the plant had been the mainstay of ancient medicine.

While ancient testimonies were basically anecdotal, modern research has unveiled the individual compounds responsible for the effect cannabis users derive. Among the many compounds, one stands out – namely, CBD.

Research authors and firsthand CBD users support CBD’s ability to boost health and, in turn, improve life. This accounts for the increasing number of daily CBD users.

Quickly, this article discusses how you can experience improvement in your life from using CBD.

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5 Reasons People Take CBD

In the wake of CBD’s legalization in 2018, CBD has become a household name. The compound has found a home in several applications, from creams to pills, gummies, and everything between.

The scientific confirmation of CBD’s no-psychoactive nature has further spiked the compound’s user base.

Results from ongoing research may be too lean to make factual claims about CBD’s therapeutic benefits. Yet, many swear by CBD’s high therapeutic potency against a range of health concerns.

Do you wonder how CBD got this large fan base?

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