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CBD & Anxiety

Recent studies have confirmed that CBD can improve anxiety and stress in most individuals.  It has been studied in relation to:

  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Mild to moderate depression


5-HT1A agonist: 5-HT1A is a subtype of the serotonin receptor, which is important because anxiety and depression can sometimes be treated with medications that target the serotonin system. This is why drug companies developed selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft. SSRIs work by blocking reabsorption of serotonin in the brain, which increases the availability of serotonin in the synaptic space. This helps brain cells transmit more serotonin signals, which can reduce anxiety and boost mood in certain cases (although the full biological basis for this is more complicated and not fully understood).

Similar to SSRIs, CBD may boost signaling through serotonin receptors. In an animal study, Spanish researchers found that CBD enhances 5-HT1A transmission and may affect serotonin faster than SSRIs. Researchers noted:

“The fast onset of antidepressant action of CBD and the simultaneous anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effect would solve some of the main limitations of current antidepressant therapies.”


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Studies on Alzheimer’s & CBD

Alzheimer’ s  disease is very frightening and alarming, however,  new research is hopeful. And trials have begun for dementia and Alzheimer’s disease involving CBD and the body’s receptors.

Scientists believe that there is increasing evidence that the endocannabinoid system may be regulating the neurodegenerative processes.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s are age-related dementia associated with impairments in learning and memory accompanied by neuroinflammation, oxidative stress, and neurodegeneration. 

Over the past few years, there has been a growing interest in the therapeutic potential of medications that target the endocannabinoid system (ECS).

Every day we are finding out more about the disease and how to prevent it, and possibly change the outcome. More research is becoming available with the research of CBD and this insidious disease.

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CBD Dosing Guide


The first question that I often get asked is ” Can I take too much CBD oil”, NO you cannot overdose on CBD. according to CannLabs (the nations top testing lab),  there is no lethal dose. The reason for this is that the cannabinoid receptors are not located in the brain stem areas like opioid receptors controlling respiration  – lethal doses of cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.  Once consumed, CBD acts with our bodies own endocannabinoid system to promote homeostasis. (homeostat or regulator) It basically regulates the part that is not working well or ill.

The trick is to consistently take the recommended dosage and it begins to balance the nervous system, help with the inflammatory response. For a specific ailment, we advise playing with the dosage to find the perfect dosage for you.  It is best to basically saturate yourself with CBD which takes 1 week to 2 weeks to start taking effect in the body and it provides relief for your symptoms.  With any holistic healing, it sometimes is not a quick fix. I believe that we have been duped by the Pharma companies with the one pill fixes all attitude and if something does not work instantly we move onto the next product.

With any holistic healing, it sometimes is not a quick fix. I believe that we have been duped by the Pharma companies with the one pill fixes all attitude and if something does not work instantly we move onto the next product.

Stick with this regiment and play with the dosage. If one product is not strong enough please come and talk to us and we can help with providing a product with more CBD.

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What is CBD oil and how does it work

What is CBD oil and how does it work

What is CBD?  CBD or Cannabidiol is the non-psychoactive component in cannabis.

There are over 85 cannabinoids in cannabis and it is up to 40% of the plants extract however research is showing us that the CBD is having a bigger impact for medicinal powers than THC.

Most of the plants that are grown today have a very high THC content with less CBD content because the THC or Tetrahdrocannabinol is the main ingredient that gives it the psychoactive component or the one that gives you the high.  It is considered still illegal in most places unless you have a medical marijuana card.

The main thing that we need to remember is that CBD is legal and less controversial and that is what we need to focus on. Interesting enough CBD also lessens the effects of the psychoactive effect of THC    And thankfully modern technology has allowed us to specifically grow plants  without the THC content because people and stigma are uncomfortable with the high of THC and prefer the CBD hemp oil.

Some of the things that CBD oil has been known to help with:

  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Anticonvulsant
  • Anti-oxidant
  • Anxiety
  • Antibacterial
  • Aids in immune system function
  • Antipsychotic
  • Crohns
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inhibits cancer cell growth
  • Insomnia
  • Migrines
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Promotes bone growth
  • Psoriasis
  • PTSD
  • Reduces blood sugars
  • Relieves pain


How does it work?

Our body is pretty amazing and it has it’s own endocannabinoid system and its receptors bind with THC or the CB1 and CB2 receptor but research is showing that CBD is not binding with those same receptors CBD is binding with other receptors in our body which promotes our own body to heal. Basically the CBD signals our own cannabinoids to stop an enzyme in our body called FAAH wich is fatty acid amide hydrolase

CBD also signals a receptor that regulates our pain, body temperature and inflammation – it is called TRPV 1

There are studies showing that CBD is an antagonist that blocks a protein called GPR55 basically in means through research that this can be successful in treating cancers and activating another receptor PPAR  that has the ability to induce tumor regression in lung cancer cell lines. It is also linked to impairing the molecule linked to Alzheimers disease, as well as Diabetics could benefit as this effects the metabolic functions.

The anti-anxiety properties of CBD could have something to do with it binding to the A2A receptor as it regulates the neurotransmitters such as dopamine and glutamate. As well as the 5-HT receptors that has a big role in anxiety as these receptors bind to CBD and when activated has an anti-depressant effect as well as anxiety, addiction, sleep, pain perception, nausea and appetite.

CBD gained notieriety when a little girl names Charlotte has over 300 seizures a week and her parents were desperate to have their little girl back. They met with some people in Colorado in 2011 and they began the crossbreeding a strain of marijuana with industrial hemp and created a variety of low THC and high CBD content. They named the oil after the little girl – Charlotte’s Web. After ingesting CBD rich extract Charlotte improved in 1 week and ever since CBD started to gain its reputation.

Not only does CBD Hemp oil help with health the plant can be used in it’s entirety. It is used in food, rope, hemp oil, CBD oil, cloth, wax, paper and more. It is an easy to grow plant and makes everything stronger because of it’s versatile fiber. Some of the major countries that grow it are Europe, Canada, China and France and it is boosting their economy as well.