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Learn 2017-11-16T03:26:41+00:00

The Power of CBD Oil

& Essential Oils

CBD oil is usually extracted from industrial hemp. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 60 compounds called cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are found in many plants but are most commonly linked to cannabis. Unlike other cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce a euphoric “high” or psychoactive effect. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC. The human body has an endocannabinoid system (ECS) that receives and translates signals it receives from cannabinoids in the body. The body produces some cannabinoids on its own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain. THC produces a “high” feeling by affecting the brain’s endocannabinoid receptors. This activates the brain’s reward system, producing pleasure chemicals such as dopamine. CBD is an entirely different compound, and its effects are very complex. It is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce a “high” or change a person’s state of mind. Instead, it influences the body to use its own endocannabinoids more effectively.

What is CBD oil?

CBD is the name of a compound found in the cannabis plant. It is one of numerous compounds found in the plant that are called cannibinoids. Researchers have been looking at the potential therapeutic uses of CBD.

Oils that contain concentrations of CBD are known as CBD oil, but the concentration and uses of different oils vary.

Tea Tree Oil Benefits

Tea tree essential oil can provide relief from muscular pain, aches, and sprains because its strong chemical properties can work as an anti-inflammatory and also encourage blood flow to a specific area (being a stimulant), which speeds up the healing process and increases the rate of new tissue and cellular growth.

EUCALYPTUS OIL FOR JOINT PAIN AND ARTHRITIS

Eucalyptus oil is both an anti-inflammatory and an analgesic so it helps to soothe both the inflammation and pain that is associated with conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and even muscle injury.

Frankincense Oil

Research has shown that frankincense can have protective properties for the cartilage in our joints and around our bones, mainly due to the antioxidants and sesquiterpenes found in this oil. By preventing this breakdown of cartilage, it ensures that the bones won’t grind against one another – one of the main causes/symptoms of arthritis.

How CBD works

All cannabinoids, including CBD, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects. The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It has two receptors for cannabinoids, called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found all around the body, but many of them are in the brain. The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, among others. THC attaches to these receptors. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They have an effect on inflammation and pain. It used to be thought that CBD acts on these CB2 receptors, but it appears now that CBD does not act on either receptor directly. Instead, it seems to influence the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.

Natural pain relief or anti-inflammatory properties

People commonly use prescription or over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain and stiffness, including chronic pain. Some people feel that CBD offers a more natural way to lower pain. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly reduced chronic inflammation and pain in some mice and rats. The researchers suggest that the non-psychoactive compounds in marijuana, such as CBD, could be a new treatment for chronic pain. CBD is already in use for some conditions that cause chronic pain, such as multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential.

Does CBD have any adverse side effects?

CBD is a very safe substance, but patients taking other medications should check with their doctor about drug interactions

What about drug interactions?

CBD is a very safe substance, but patients taking other medications should check with their doctor about drug interactions

Is CBD legal?

CBD is legal to be bought in all 50 states of the U.S.

What are essential oils?

Sometimes called the “life force” of a plant, essential oils are very complex. They are stored in special cells, ducts, or glandular hairs that are distributed among the flowers, leaves, bark, stems, and roots of a plant. These oils protect the plant from injuries, insects, and microorganisms. These unique characteristics make essential oils highly beneficial to humans. A single oil may contain hundreds of constituents that are molecularly aligned in exactly the right manner to trigger a number of responses in the human body. Essential oils are used by chiropractors, aromatherapists, reflexologists, massage therapists, and others interested in natural health.

What is aromatherapy?

Using high-quality essential oils for the purpose of altering one’s mood, cognitive, psychological or physical well-being is referred to as aromatherapy. Aromatherapists make use of the oils through topical application, massage, inhalation, or diffusing to stimulate a desired response.