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CBD is now commonly used for both chronic and inflammatory pain relief, anxiety and insomnia.

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Directions

Apply as needed over the affected area.

1/2 teaspoon contains 33.3mg of CBD isolate and 50 mg full spectrum hemp oil

Natural essential oil blend including eucalyptus, lavender, menthol + peppermint

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**This product is not intended for consumption and should only be applied topically.

We encourage you to talk to you doctor about CBD to learn more visit our About CBD Blog Post for more info and answers to frequently asked questions about CBD, as well as links and information about the latest scientific research on CBD.

What is CBD oil? – The Hemp plant is a strain of cannabis sativa species not the same as the marijuana plant but in the family. The hemp plant contains a high level of cannabidiol (CBD) and only trace amounts of THC (regulated to 0.3%) Hemp CBD is not psychoactive and will not get you high.

HEMP CBD oil is very different from hemp seed oil. The so called snake oil salesmen out there in the marketplace selling hemp seed oil that contains no CBD are to be avoided. Hemp CBD is found in three different forms Full Spectrum – Broad Spectrum – and Isolate if a product says “full spectrum” that means it does contain 0.3% THC which if taken internally could cause you to fail a drug test but if used topically will not as topical use never enters the blood stream.

The evidence for cannabidiol health benefits

CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, but the strongest scientific evidence is for its effectiveness in treating some of the cruelest childhood epilepsy syndromes, such as Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), which typically don’t respond to antiseizure medications. In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking. Recently the FDA approved the first ever cannabis-derived medicine for these conditions, Epidiolex, which contains CBD.

CBD is commonly used to address anxiety, and for patients who suffer through the misery of insomnia, studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep.

CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.

Why full spectrum hemp extract with CBD is superior to CBD alone:

From Frontiers in Plant Science ‘The Case for the Entourage Effect and Conventional Breeding of Clinical Cannabis’

In animal studies of analgesia, pure CBD produces a biphasic dose-response curve such that smaller doses reduce pain responses until a peak is reached, after which further increases in dose are ineffective. Interestingly, the application of a full spectrum Cannabis extract with equivalent doses of CBD eliminates the biphasic response in favor of a linear dose-response curve such that the botanical extract is analgesic at any dose with no observed ceiling effect (Gallily et al., 2014).

In layman’s terms, this means that higher doses of CBD isolate alone may be less beneficial than smaller doses. However, if these same doses are given with the whole plant in the form of a full spectrum hemp extract, then higher doses of CBD actually translate into greater therapeutic effects.

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CBD for pain, anxiety, sleep and other conditions

— “4 THERAPEUTIC EFFECTS OF CANNABIS AND CANNABINOIDS.” NATIONAL ACADEMIES OF SCIENCES, ENGINEERING, AND MEDICINE. 2017. THE HEALTH EFFECTS OF CANNABIS AND CANNABINOIDS: THE CURRENT STATE OF EVIDENCE AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESEARCH. WASHINGTON, DC: THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS. DOI:10.17226/24625

CBD is non-intoxicating, which makes it interesting as a potential therapy. Many people are reporting success using CBD (and CBD oil) for pain, anxiety, and sleep issues. In this post we’ll look at the the research supporting the use of CBD for these and other conditions.

CBD for pain

Pain, especially chronic pain, is the most common reason why medical cannabis (which includes CBD products) is prescribed. A recent survey by the Arthritis Society found that 79% of respondents are currently using CBD, have used it in the past, or are considering using it. 29% of those surveyed reported that they currently use CBD to manage their arthritis symptoms.

Though CBD is commonly used for pain, clinical evidence is lacking.

A 2016 study published in the European Journal of Pain found that a topical (transdermal) application of CBD reduced inflammation and pain-related behaviours in rats, suggesting that it could have similar effects in humans.

Most CBD formulations available in Canada from licensed producers contain at least trace amounts of THC, and there is more evidence that THC is helpful for pain, even in very small amounts. It could be that those reporting pain relief from CBD-rich products are actually benefiting from the THC that is present.

We can’t say for certain that CBD doesn’t work for pain—and certainly many people report that it does for them—it’s simply that the current state of research doesn’t support its use for this purpose. This may change as more research is completed.

CBD for anxiety and PTSD

There has been a fair amount of research into CBD’s ability to help with anxiety and PTSD, and the results are promising.

A number of animal studies have shown that CBD reduces anxiety-related behaviours, and that it modifies the blood flow in brain regions that are involved in anxiety.

In humans, brain imaging showed CBD caused a decrease in activity in the amygdala, the part of the brain responsible for emotions such as fear. Results of another study suggest that CBD can reduce anxiety for people in stressful situations. And 91% of the patients in a study on PTSD reported a decrease in nightmare symptoms.

That said, many of these studies were done with small numbers of patients.

CBD for sleep

Many people swear CBD helps them with their sleep. We do know that the endocannabinoid system is involved in circadian rhythm, so it is possible that CBD can affect sleep.

A study in rats found that CBD improved REM sleep. Another one found that it increased total sleep time.

There haven’t been a lot of studies on humans, but they are promising. One study found high doses (160mg) resulted in patient-reported sleep improvement. Another found that doses of 15mg cause more wakefulness, suggesting CBD might be biphasic in its action (having opposing effects at different doses).

CBD for Alzheimer’s disease and brain injury (e.g. concussion)

When CBD was administered to mice, it resulted in new brain cell growth . This raises the possibility that CBD could be helpful in reversing Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

Stem cell treatment is being explored for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. A study found that stem cells pre-treated with CBD prevented certain proteins from developing, proteins which are involved in the plaques found in the brains of AD sufferers.

CBD for Psoriasis

This is a relatively new application for CBD. Some patients are reporting positive results from using CBD applied topically. There is some evidence supporting this use.

CBD for Depression

Animal models have shown promising results, however there only a few individual case studies of CBD’s effect on people suffering with depression.

What’s the Deal with CBD Oil?

Last October, a New York Times headline asked a question many people across the country have had on their minds: “Why Is CBD Everywhere?” CBD oil, scientifically known as cannabidiol oil, has been heavily marketed as a cure-all for everything from inflammation and chronic pain to anxiety and insomnia. For people with bleeding disorders, CBD oil may seem appealing to try. But what is it exactly, and how much evidence is there that it actually works?

What is CBD oil?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of several chemical compounds, called cannabinoids, found in the cannabis plant. Another cannabinoid is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound in marijuana that makes you high.

How is CBD oil made?

CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant and added to oils, creams and balms, liquids for vaping, pills and even candies like mints and gummies.

How does CBD oil make you feel?

Unlike THC, CBD does not get you “stoned.” Some report that CBD’s effects include both physical and mental relaxation, reduced soreness and inflammation, and improved focus. However, some users say they don’t feel anything.

What’s the evidence that it works?

Little research has been done into the health effects of CBD. However, more studies are underway, and health agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the World Health Organization agree more research is needed. In the US, just one prescription drug has been approved that contains CBD as its active ingredient: Epidiolex, which reduces seizures in people with two rare forms of epilepsy.

Is CBD safe?

Some studies indicate CBD—and other cannabinoids—may have an anticoagulant effect by suppressing production of blood platelets, which is an obvious concern for anyone with a bleeding disorder. Another issue is how CBD interacts with other medications, which is uncertain and needs more study.

More broadly, general safety is a gray area when it comes to CBD oil. Production of CBD oil products is unregulated, so it can be difficult to know exactly what you’re getting. The US Food and Drug Administration tested several brands of CBD oil and says that “many were found to not contain the levels of CBD they claimed to contain.” Other research has found some CBD products contained levels of THC that could cause intoxication. In an exhaustive report on CBD oil, Consumer Reports magazine says it may be safer to buy CBD in states where medical and recreational use of cannabis is legal, as standards are likely to be stricter in these locations. Another tip is to look for CBD from producers who post the results of third-party testing of their products.

Is CBD legal?

In most states, CBD is legal as long as it is extracted from the hemp variety of the cannabis plant and it contains no THC (the 2018 federal farm bill legalized cultivation of hemp). You can check the laws in your state at the website of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML).

The bottom line.

CBD may help relieve pain, anxiety and insomnia, but it also may not. If you’re interested in using it, be sure to check with your healthcare team first so they can advise you on how to use it and monitor its effects.