The Dawning of a New Age in Nutritional Therapy
day I met a mother that was looking for a bottle of CBD oil for
her autistic son. I asked her how that was working for him and she replied, her
son has not had a tantrum since she put him on it. She said this has been a
lifesaver because his psychotropic medication was not working for him. Another
mom told me CBD oil is the only thing that works for her daughter’s seizures. Many Texas physicians are now recommending CBD oil to many of their patients to stabilize and improve
nervous and immune system functions. So what is CBD oil and what does it do?
CBD is extracted and separated
from specific varieties of cannabis, often known as hemp.
The most abundant constituent
of cannabis is the cannabinoid known as THC, an intoxicating and illegal
substance that is responsible for causing the “high” in marijuana use. T
is a lot of misinformation surrounding CBD, partially because of its close
resemblance to THC.
It’s important to know that CBD is completely separated and
isolated from THC and CBD cannot get you “high”.
CBD is non-psychoactive
does not act on the same pathways as THC. Therefore,
nlike THC, CBD is considered a legal cannabinoid and is safe to consume in any amount
… But what is CBD exactly?
Let’s start with a little history: in 1992 a report by Devane et al discovered the existence of specific
receptors in mammalian cells
known as the endocannabinoid
system which is closely
interconnected with the nervous and immune system. Since CBD has been shown to
boost just about every function of our cannabinoid receptors,
it is proven to have an extensive soothing
and relaxing effects. But research is showing CBD is far more valuable than
just for relaxation. Studies have shown CBD to:
nausea and vomiting
tumor and cancer cells
anxiety and depression disorders
in the treatment of acne
the production of IL-12 the cytokine that plays a huge role in many autoimmune
diseases such as diabetes.
of pain due to inflammation from fibromyalgia.
anti-anxiety effects caused by PTSD
Be used in treating Schizophrenia
gut function and could be an effective treatment for bowel diseases like
the potential ability to reduce various aspects of MS.
sounds too good to be true? … Possibly, but Mother Nature can be very
benevolent and perhaps she has graced us with one of her many miracles. I know
this much -- CBD is
well tolerated and safe even at high doses, and seems to be effective for many
conditions. Many people are grateful to have it available. It comes in
1oz, and 2oz peppermint, vanilla and unflavored oral spray, 1oz peppermint drops, 10mg, 15mg and 25mg capsules and softgels as well as a topical balm.