Cannabidiol (CBD) has been negatively affected by the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is even true when it comes to memory. THC has been studied for far longer than CBD. As a result, we know how THC negatively affects cognitive functions.
Long term use of THC has been proven to cause the hippocampus to shrink. This is the part of the temporal lobe that is associated with memory. As a result, THC is blamed for people who partake often to have a bad memory.
Short term memory loss is the main culprit caused by extensive use of THC. Studies actually suggest that users who experiment with THC products will not be affected in the long term. Any damage caused will be repaired in a matter of weeks.
Have you ever wondered how CBD is made? No… Well, that’s the essence of today’s piece. In today’s article, we will be talking about the various forms of CBD and the extraction methods of CBD.
You must have come across individuals who consume CBD flowers raw. While it can be very unpleasant, it also doesn’t avail the individual of all the benefits of the plant. You see, for the cannabinoids in cannabis to be effective, they must be decarboxylated (applying heat).
Decarboxylation causes the plant to release all its useful properties and become easily absorbable by the body. Smoking hemp causes it to decarboxylate instantly but what if you don’t like to smoke? That’s where CBD extracts come to the rescue.
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.
You already know about CBD, don’t you? About its outstanding benefits and the many successes it has recorded with helping people live better and stay illness free? I am sure you do and since that’s the case, let’s dive right into what CBD Tinctures are about, how you can use them and how they would benefit you.
The word ‘tincture’ depicts any medication kept in alcohol arrangement. While derived from hemp, CBD tinctures are not the same as CBD oil.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.