As luck would have it, I have been thinking for days and weeks(!) now on what to publish for a fresh post on this blog. Lo and behold, Douglas Whitacre was kind enough to allow me to publish a handful of articles he has penned. He found me through another site that I run: MarijuanaSmoke.net
Below you will find some clarification which may be needed on your end if you have been hesitant in purchasing CBD oil to help with your stress related issues. If you are lucky enough to live in North America or Europe, I am sure you can make your purchase ASAP and discover for yourself (as many, many have already) that CBD Oil is a legitimate treatment option for several health concerns as noted below.
What I’ve learned recently is that most diseases are caused by problems with inflammation. These conditions include anxiety and depression as well. Obviously we are dealing with anxiety on this site primarily. However, I am all too familiar with it’s sometimes close cousin.. the “D” word.
To be straight and to the point with you, I’ve been ‘at odds’ with a bout of the same as mentioned just above. The shit going on just above the neckline for the past several weeks has dented my productivity a bit. My apologies. The current issues I am having with these emotional conditions center around ruminating over 3 or 4 somewhat involved life ‘changes’ that I have been dealing with concurrently. These type situations, for me at least, tend to be what might be called ‘trigger’ events. Look, I know life can be tough sometimes. You know it too. So, let us move upward and onward!
Right now I have chosen to take the edge off with small doses of an old school Tricyclic anti-depressant (Amitriptyline) taken after dinner and .5 mg of Clonazepam in the morning. Amitriptyline, by the way, was prescribed to me by an old school physician who found it to be the ONLY anti-depressant that worked for himself (yes!) and his patients. He explained to me that since this medication has been off patent for decades now, the drug companies cannot make any money with it. Ergo, the plethora of ‘new’ and more powerful and expensive SSRI’s which are big $$$ makers for Big Pharma. And none of which ever did a positive damn thing for me. Yes, everyone’s biochemistry is different. I ‘get’ it.
If you’ve read previous posts and/or the ‘About’ page of this Blog then you know I am on your side. I have been in the trenches more times than can be accounted for. It’s been a real blast at times. I am very familiar with anxiety (and now you also know – depression). There is quite an intriguing story behind all of this which I will elaborate on at some point.. Just not now :). You probably will be shaking your head in disbelief when you hear it. Another time..
In any case, the news coming out is just fantastically and optimistically uplifting vis a vis the treatment anxiety and other issues via the use of CBD Oil! I trust you will find the article below both informative and inspiring and full of hope. The future of treatment appears to be here right now. I will get off my hind quarters real soon and order a big bottle of CBD and have it shipped down. Might it be time for you to do the same?
CBD Oil: Anxiety Aid & Much More
This often misunderstood hemp extract may be a health miracle for many.
You have probably heard of and wondered about CBD (cannabidiol), a constituent of the hemp
plant that’s being used in everything from topical creams to daily supplement pills. And even though
CBD has been used as a medicinal cure for thousands of years around the world, it’s still shrouded in
mystery—and fears that it will make you high, or that it’s not safe for kids. Here’s what you need to
1. CBD Oil is Derived From The Hemp Plant. The Same Plant Family as Marijuana.
But it’s different. “CBD is like marijuana’s non-psychoactive cousin,” says Laura Hollingberry, founder
and CEO of https://wowitloveithaveit.com , a marketing company that has done a lot of research
into the CBD and hemp market. CBD is made from a type of hemp that’s very low in THC, the
component that’s responsible for marijuana’s mind-altering effects. The hemp plant has been used
for thousands of years for building materials, textiles, and food products such as hemp seed and
hemp oil—which is not the same as CBD oil (more on that later).
2. CBD Oil is Safe.
Unlike medical marijuana, which contains large amounts of THC, CBD products are not psychotropic,
meaning they don’t cause the euphoric feeling associated with marijuana. Most contain miniscule
amounts (less than 0.3 percent) and some are completely THC-free, Hollingberry says. CBD won’t
impact drug tests, and it’s safe enough for children. In fact, CBD came to national prominence with
the discovery of its ability to halt seizures in children with drug-resistant epilepsy. And while both
THC and CBD are considered phytocannabinoids, they interact with the body in very different ways.
THC works by directly binding to cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2 (CB1 and CB2). CBD doesn’t bind to
these receptors, but instead interacts with the endocannabinoid system.
3. CBD Oil Impacts a Body System You Probably Didn’t Know You Had.
CBD works by interacting with the endogenous cannabinoid system or endocannabinoid system
(ECS), a collection of cell receptors that play a fundamental role in the function of the nervous and
immune system. The human body produces its own endocannabinoids—the highest concentration is
in mother’s milk. CBD works with the body’s own system, blocking or reducing the breakdown of
naturally occurring endocannabinoids.
Did You Know?
Your body’s endocannabinoid system plays a key role in nervous and immune system function.
4. CBD Oil is Not The Same as Hemp Oil.
CBD oil is different from hemp oil and hemp seeds found in grocery and natural food stores. Hemp
oil is derived only from hemp seeds, and does not contain appreciable amounts of cannabidiol; CBD
products, on the other hand, are made from the whole plant, not just the seeds. There are
thousands of varieties of hemp, and the cultivars used for CBD oil contain significantly higher
concentrations of cannabidiol.
5. CBD Oil is Legal—Sort of.
CBD is legal, but because of issues related to growing hemp, the production process exists in a
regulatory gray area. Growing hemp in the U.S. for commercial purposes is prohibited, and is
restricted to research and pilot projects. So hemp that’s used to make CBD products (as well as
hemp oil, hemp seeds, and hemp clothing) in the United States is usually imported from other
countries, primarily Eastern Europe, where hemp has been grown for the past 40 years. However,
because “pilot project” is a loosely regulated concept, Colorado and other states are increasingly
beginning to cultivate hemp. CBD, at any rate, is legal in all 50 states.
6. CBD Oil is Highly Refined — In a Good Way.
The hemp extract used to make CBD oil comes from cultivars that are already higher in cannabidiol.
To further concentrate the active components, that material goes through a solvent-free extraction
process that involves CO or other methods, in a manner similar to the production of essential oils.
The extracted oil is then tested for contaminants and toxins such as heavy metals, as well as for
7. It Really Works.
Studies are proving the ability of CBD to stop seizures, calm anxiety, reduce inflammation, ease
depression, and soothe chronic pain. “CBD has the potential to be the most important wellness
ingredient in the last 50 years,” says Hollingberry. “CBD is important for nervous and immune
function, and in the same way probiotics aren’t just for people suffering from digestive disorders,
CBD is not just for sick or hurting people. It’s for anyone who wants to be proactive about their long-
How CBD Can Work For You
Many studies (and reports from CBD users) have confirmed that CBD is effective in reducing the
frequency and severity of seizures in both children and adults.
CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory and can reduce symptoms of arthritis and other inflammatory
diseases, without side effects. It’s effective both orally and topically.
A number of studies have shown that CBD can protect the heart by lowering blood pressure and
reducing damage caused by heart attacks and strokes.
CBD can exert antidepressant activities within minutes of consumption, possibly by impacting levels
of serotonin, the brain’s feel-good chemical.
A number of studies show that CBD can treat a wide range of anxiety issues, including general
anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-
traumatic stress disorder.
As an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, CBD can reduce the risk of cancer, and can slow or halt
tumor growth in existing cancers.
Effective doses vary widely, based on severity of symptoms and the balance or
tone of an individual’s endocannabinoid system. Generally, though, doses start at 5 mg and may go
as high as 200 mg. Start small, and increase dosage gradually, dividing the total amount into multiple
doses if that is effective, until you find what’s right for you.
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