Maybe you haven’t used CBD (short for cannabidoil) the little molecule found in agricultural hemp, but there’s a very good chance someone you know has. The stuff is everywhere and can be found in virtually everything. Oils. Capsules. Gummies. Chocolate bars. Heck, even Coca Cola is in talks to start adding CBD to their beverages, and Edible Arrangements is adding it into their candy flowers via their *Edibles* line. (For the record, the FDA considers it illegal to add CBD to any food, or to label it as a ‘Nutritional Supplement’, so I guess we’ll see how long Edible Arrangements sells this product.)
College students contend with stress at astonishing rates—according to the American Psychological Association, 61 percent of college students who seek counseling say they experience anxiety (1). Still another 28 percent of students turn to professional help to cope with their fears about not performing well in their studies. Though college is a naturally a demanding time on an emotional, mental, and physical level for young people, it shouldn’t be overwhelmingly stressful.
If you’re a college student struggling with problems such as anxiety, depression, or insomnia, you may be able to find some relief with Cannabidiol,
Bottomless mugs of coffee. Sugary snacks. Sleeping pills. Parents have long relied on a variety of things to help them get through the day.
But modern-day expectations—along with the pressures of balancing work and home—are spurring guilt and anxiety, leading some moms and dads to search for new ways to relax without the woolly-headed side effects of alcohol or medication.
Enter cannabidiol, or CBD, a chemical found in industrial hemp. CBD has shown promise to aid with a variety of issues, such as anxiety, chronic pain, inflammation,
Cannabidiol, commonly abbreviated as CBD, is a pretty unique little molecule. In fact, we know it successfully treats some forms of epilepsy. Currently, only one brand, Epidiolex, is FDA approved to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet syndrome.
Several studies in rodents and humans have shown CBD has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. These effects may not always be consciously detected unless injury or disease has caused the inflammation. But brain inflammatory processes are frequently ongoing, and they accumulate as we age. They can be triggered, for instance, by injury, alcohol consumption,
‘Allergy season’ seems to be a thing of the past. For most people who suffer from allergies, they are not so much ‘seasonal’ anymore, as they are year round. Whether the weather is warm and sunny, or cold and windy, allergies are rampant in everyone – even those who have never struggled before. Allergies can ruin a day of fun activities, or make a normal work day a struggle to get through with watery and itchy eyes, wheezing, sneezing, congestion and headaches.
Standard allergy medications, nose sprays and decongestants can bring temporary relief for some.
You may have heard the term before when reading about CBD and all the possible ways it may improve your well-being. You may have even heard the words ‘isolate’ or ‘full spectrum’ tossed around.
But what is the entourage effect, exactly?
As we know, there are two primary compounds found in cannabis; CBD and THC. These are the two that are talked about the most; sometimes being the only two we hear about. However, there are hundreds of other compounds found within the plant, and when they are used all together, they create and deliver a synergistic reaction known as the Entourage Effect.
Smoking isn’t cool anymore. I know that seems like an obvious statement, what with the constant rhetoric of how harmful it is and the rise of self-care, organic, sugar-free, processed food awareness. However, if you’ve ever been around kids, from Kindergarten to teens lately, and they find themselves in the down-wind of a smoker, they often make an audible sound of disgust. This is a great thing, right? It means the amount of new smokers is slowing to a halt! But what about the people who have always smoked and continue to do so? I’m not talking about the occasional cigarette when having drinks with friends.
If CBD is natural and so safe, why is it important to speak with your doctor? Well, even though Cannabidiol comes from a plant, it’s still a molecule that interacts with your mind and body, and on some occasions can make certain medications react differently (1). Any change in your diet, exercise or with anything you ingest, it’s always wise to speak with your doctor about it first, especially now that CBD is becoming such a prevalent part of self care for medical issues, doctors are more aware of the benefits CBD offers than ever before.
The 2014 Farm Bill was passed into law in December of 2018, and by doing so, hemp was legalized federally (1). However, even though it is federally legal, there are a few states which have yet to jump on board the CBD train. Currently, those are: Idaho, South Dakota, West Virginia, Nebraska, Kansas, and Indiana (2). Please note, recently Idaho has allowed the sale and purchase of CBD, but only if the product contains ZERO THC.
The government classifies hemp as any plant of the cannabis family containing less than 0.3% THC.
You may have heard about it from your coworker, or perhaps your best friend shared a glowing testimonial. Or maybe you read about it online—possibly even in one of the many articles featured on this very website.
It’s all over the broadcast news and in all the most popular medical and scientific publications.
And it’s officially a big deal—CBD promises a seemingly endless list of health benefits and curative properties without many of the harmful side effects associated with traditional synthetic pharmaceuticals.
From helping to treat unpleasant menstrual cramps to mild to moderate depression and anxiety,