Who can benefit from CBD?
The World Anti Doping Agency announced on the September 2017, that CBD (Cannabidiol) will no longer be banned from use, effective January 1st, 2018.
In June 2018 the U.S. Senate Votes To Legalize Hemp After Decades-Long Ban Under Marijuana Prohibition
We believe that everyone can benefit from CBD! Now, with the ability to embark on a journey of research and science, the medicinal benefits of CBD are more sought out than ever! Cannabinoids promote neuroplasticity and mediate homeostasis through various bidirectional pathways. Everyone should have the right to consume a powerful and naturally occurring substance like cannabis.
The American Epilepsy Society has confirmed that CBD stops epileptic seizures. A study titled, “Efficacy and Safety of Epidiolex (Cannabidiol) in Children and Young Adults With Treatment-Resistant Epilepsy,” found that cannabidiol (CBD) was effective in reducing both the frequency and severity of seizures in both children and adults.
The study began in 2014 with children from epilepsy treatment centers nationwide. The leaders of the study have been outspoken about its findings. Elizabeth A. Thiele, M.D., Ph.D., a lead author of the study talked about the study’s findings at a press release.
“For many children with treatment-resistant Dravet syndrom, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and other epilepsies, CBD appears to be an effective – sometimes extremely effective – treatment that is safe and well-tolerated overall,” Thiele stated.
Adding, “It is not a silver bullet, but there are children who benefit from this more than they have from other treatments.”
Anyone who has trained in an endurance sport knows how hard the aftermath can be. Intense workouts, not only impacts your muscles, but creates pain, and can also affects your immune system.
When you exercise, your body naturally produces a number of chemicals called endorphins and neurotransmitters known as Anandamide. Anandamide, (including 2-AG) is classified as an endocannabinoid, confirming that “natural” cannabinoids are produced by the body. When anandamide binds to a cannabinoid receptor, it creates a calming effect.
CBD interacts with a receptor known as TRPV-1. This is a receptor which mediates pain perception, inflammation, and body temperature. It also activates the Adenosine receptors. This plays a big role in cardiovascular blood flow and function.
The United States government has reported 0 deaths due to consumption of herbal/natural medicine. On the other hand, doctor prescribed medicines and over the counter drugs kill millions. “Over two million Americans are estimated to have a problem with opioids.”
CBD is thought to modulate various neuronal circuits involved in drug addiction. Taking an alternative approach allows to targets the cause of the disease without the risky side-effects and dependence that synthetic drugs can cause. Natural alternatives feature elements that are natural to the chemical makeup of the human body. Medicinal herbs, including cannabis have compounds that work together in enhancing the positive qualities of the other. This is called the “Entourage Effect.”
Alternative medicine takes the whole-body approach and is meant to accompany, not replace, standard medical practices.
Laboratory and animal studies have shown that cannabinoids may be able to kill cancer cells while protecting normal cells.
Mitochondria, and the endoplasmic reticulum are two structures in most cells that sustains life. It was found that the cell generates lipid molecules that disrupts the mitochondria the cell when THC hits the receptor. This closes off energy for the cancerous cell. This kills the cancer cell due to the very small shift in the mitochondria. The primary job of CBD in the cancer cell is to disrupt the endoplasmic reticulum. This occurs when calcium is pushed into the cytosol, wrecking the calcium metabolism and resulting in cell death. Caspase Cascade is another pathway for CBD to effect cancer cell death. In this pathway, proteins and peptides in the cell breaks down. When this happens, the cancerous cell cannot survive, leaving the normal cell unaffected. Announced by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), this was a breakthrough for cancer research.