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Dosage Guide For CBD

CBD Dosage Guide

The usage and therapeutic use of CBD oil are still in the infancy even cannot prescribe dosages as there is no recommended or universal dosage for everyone. It’s only been recent, that scientists and or medical professionals are starting to develop schedules for dosing for CBD and medical marijuana.

There is no recommended dose and most web pages when searching can only be intended as an informational guide or a starting point and is NEVER considered medical advice.

EVERY BODY is different!!

Body weight, metabolism, and countless other factors; even pain tolerance makes it impossible to prescribe and more often than not it is a rough estimate.  That is why we at Baja Hemp Co advise people new to CBD  to start with a certain dosage and from there a person can go increase or decrease based on how the individual feels.

From the research, I have done if you start out with the suggested dosage on the product and increase it until you find symptom relief.  CBD dosages and duration of the illness depends on exactly that and so many other factors.

The many ways to use CBD

Vape Cartridges

This is the fastest way to deliver CBD into your system (body and brain)  is through the lungs. Most vapes are sold prefilled in cartridges and come in a variety of strengths depending on your needs.

Sublingual (under the tongue) tinctures, extracts

All of these will have a suggested serving size however that is all it is a suggestion.  The rest of the directions are important to follow – like keeping the liquid under your tongue for 60 seconds. This gives it time to absorb into the blood vessels and bypassing the metabolism.

Edibles

Including capsules, food and or gummy treats may take a while to work as it needs to go through the digestive system and usually provide a longer effect.   After ingestion can take up to 60 min to take effect and lasts 2-6 hours.

Transdermal Patch

A slow and steady release of CBD into the bloodstream, and may take hours to feel the effect but once it’s in you the relief is long lasting up to 96 hours in some cases depending on the brand.

Topically

Bypasses the liver metabolism and varies widely to factors of fatty tissue, skin temperature and varies with amount used. Great for inflamed joints and muscles and is long lasting.

 

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Naturally treating Fibromyalgia

At BajaHempCo we are committed to natural health, not just pushing a product. Recently a new friend came to us with a very uncomfortable Fibromyalgia flare up. We recommend PlusCBD capsules, Xtend Caps, Balm and patches. This person chose capsules and we are hoping to hear that they worked wonders!

In case anyone else on our friends list is suffering from the same, I would like to share some other natural remedies to treat the pain and inflammation.

You want to try to get rid of all the toxins that you can in your body. Our first medicine is food.

These plants are great to detox and lower inflammation in the body:

Asparagus

Celery

Cilantro

Coconut & Coconut oil

Garlic*

Ginger*

Kale

Lemon skins

Papaya & its seeds

Raspberries

Spinach

Sprouts

Sweet potatoes

Turmeric*

Wild blueberries

Supplements:

5-mthf

Apple Cider Vinegar (Braggs, with the ‘mother’)*

Ashwagandha

B-12 (methylated)

B-17 (apricot kernals, ONLY 1 per day)

Cats Claw

Camu Camu

Curcumin

D3

D-Ribose

Elderberry

Fish oil

Ginseng

Iodine (1drop a day)

Manuka honey*

Magnesium (capsules and topical spray as well as Epsom soaks)

Lemon Balm

Licorice root

*An easy way to take these is leaving them to marinate. Take a large glass jar and add Manuka and ACV. Dice or grate the ginger, garlic, turmeric and onion. Leave in the pantry and take a spoonful each day with water. Also make an ACV lemonade each day. Large glass of ice water with two limes, a drop of lemon EO and a spoonful of ACV.

Essential Oils:

Deep Blue (Oil and Balm)

Wintergreen

Helichrysum

Lavendar

Rosemary

Thyme

What do I need to cut out of my diet to feel better?

Dairy

Food dyes

Gluten (if you are sensitive)

Meats (unless organic and local)

Processed & packaged foods

Sugar

I know it feels like a lot. What I do is make one change per week. You can even do every other week. So for example this week I can add Ginseng to my daily routine. Once I am in the habit of taking it daily, and I have observed how I feel while taking it, it’s now a part of my life. Now I can add Lemon Balm. Once Lemon Balm is in I can focus on cutting out dairy. And so on. Constantly move towards a state of optimal health.

Also, something to keep in mind. Oftentimes Fibromyalgia is a misdiagnosed case of Lyme disease. Make sure you don’t have Lyme as that will include a different treatment as well.

Please let me know if you have any questions and remember BajaHempCo is #naturallyhealing

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Endocannabinoids for dummies

This article was published last year on herb.co.  It explains the endocannabinoid system very simple and straight forward. 

Have you ever wondered how THC works? Well, it just-so-happens to be a similar shape to a compound our bodies create naturally. Thanks to its shape, THC is able to tap into a network in our bodies called the endocannabinoid system. It’s this ability that gives THC it’s psychoactive effects. But, what is the endocannabinoid system and what does it do? To help you understand, we’ve created a handy guide to the endocannabinoid system for dummies.

What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) refers to a collection of cell receptors and corresponding molecules. You can think of cell receptors like little locks on the surface of your cells. The keys to these locks are chemical molecules called agonists.  Each time an agonist binds to a cell it relays a message, giving your cell specific direction.

The endocannabinoid system is the name for a series of cell receptors that respond to certain kinds of agonists. Two primary cell receptors make up the ECS, Cannabinoid Receptor 1 (CB1) and Cannabinoid Receptor 2 (CB2). The keys for these receptors are called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids are like the body’s natural THC.  In fact, endocannabinoids got their name from cannabis. Plant cannabinoids were discovered first.  Endo means within, and cannabinoid referring to a compound that fits into cannabinoid receptors.

There are two main endocannabinoid molecules, named anandamide and 2-Ag. Funny thing, scientists wouldn’t have discovered anandamide without THC. Psychoactive (THC) was first discovered by Israeli scientist Raphael Mechoulam back in the 1960s. His finding quickly spurred a rush to figure out how THC worked, and whether or not our own bodies produced a similar compound.

More than two decades after the search began, anandamide was found. Yet, once they isolated the chemical, they faced another challenge. What should it be called? They turned to Sanskrit. Anandamide comes from the Sanskrit word Ananda, which means bliss. So, basically, anandamide means bliss molecule.

What does the ECS do?

Cannabinoid receptors are found all throughout the body, giving them a wide variety of functions. However, certain receptors are more concentrated in specific regions. CB1 receptors are abundant in the central nervous system. CB2 receptors are more often found on immune cells, in the gastrointestinal tract, and in the peripheral nervous system.

The diversity of receptor locations shows just how important endocannabinoids are for day-to-day bodily function. They help regulate the following:

Endocannabinoids are the chemical messengers that tell your body to get these processes moving and when to stop. They help maintain optimal balance in the body, also known as homeostasis. When the ECS is disrupted, any one of these things can fall out of balance. Dysregulation in the ECS is thought to contribute to a wide variety of conditions, including fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome.

The ECS theory of disease is termed Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency.  The idea is simple: when the body does not produce enough endocannabinoids or cannot regulate them properly, you are more susceptible to illnesses that affect one or several of the functions listed above.

Where do endocannabinoids come from?

If your body cannot produce enough endocannabinoids, you might be in for some trouble. But, where do endocannabinoids come from, anyway? This question has another simple answer: diet.

Your body creates endocannabinoids with the help of fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are especially important for this. Recent research in animal models has found a connection between diets low in omega-3s and mood changes caused by poor endocannabinoid regulation.

Fortunately, hemp seeds are a quality source of omgea-3s. However, fish like salmon and sardines produce a form of omega-3s that is easier for your body to put to use.

Beyond Cell Receptors

Cannabinoid receptors are often what we associate with the endocannabinoid system. But, the ECS is more complicated than that. Enzymes also have a crucial role to play in the process. In a way, enzymes are kind of like Pacman. They gobble up various compounds, change them, and then spit out the parts. In the ECS, enzymes break down leftover endocannabinoids. Enter non-psychoactive CBD.

Enter non-psychoactive CBD. While THC binds with cannabinoid receptors directly, CBD does not. Instead, it works it’s magic on an enzyme. The enzyme in question is called FAAH, and it is responsible for pulling excess anandamide out of circulation.

CBD puts a stop to this. Psychoactive THC works by mimicking the body’s own endocannabinoids. But, CBD increases the amount of endocannabinoids in your system.

CBD stops enzyme FAAH from breaking down all of the anandamide, and therefore makes more of it available for use by your cells. This is why CBD is a natural mood-lifter without psychoactive effects.

This is just a brief overview of the endocannabinoid system. Each year, new studies shed light into what this amazing network does inside our bodies. The discovery of the ECS is what makes medical cannabis such a big deal.

People often joke about the herbs ability to heal a wide variety of seemingly unrelated conditions. But, we now understand that these conditions are all regulated in part by the ECS. The medical implications of this finding are endless.

 

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STONED SCIENCE: INTERACTIONS BETWEEN THC AND CBD

High Times Magazine is a wealth of information on medical marijuana and CBD.

BJ Schmidt wrote an interesting article on the effects of THC and CBD together. How CBD can take the edge of paranoia and anxiety away from using THC as medication. This is great news for people that want the benefit of THC medicinally but do not want the effects of the “high” that goes along with it.

Read the full article here

 

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Study Shows Nearly half of CBD users stop taking traditional meds!!!

Great article by Maureen Meehan – she wrote in High Times Magazine the following ……

Summarizing what Maureen had to say is that in a survey of over 150,000 members, with 55% of users are women while the men preferred the THC tinctures, that a growing number of patients are finding more relief from CBD products than traditional  Pharma meds!!   Read the entire article here

 

More and more people are finding relief from pain, anxiety, stress, memory, depression and cancers etc from CBD – Keep spreading the word people – It’s growing in popularity and the most important point is that it is working!!  I love plants!!

Baja Hemp Co #naturallyhealing

Meagan & Roxanne

 

 

 

 

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CBD & Parkinson’s

Evidence suggests that cannabis could potentially slow the progression of Parkinson’s by providing neuroprotective effects. The cannabinoids found in cannabis are able to suppress the excitotoxicity, glial activation and oxidative injury that cause the degeneration of the dopamine-releasing neurons. In addition, they improve the function of cell’s mitochondria and activation of cellular debris clearance, further encouraging neuron health 6,7,9,16.

Researchers have found evidence that one specific cannabinoid found in cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), helps with  the treatment of Parkinson’s disease by assisting in the prevention of damage caused by free radicals and activating a receptor that encourages the formation of new mitochondria16.

Another major cannabinoid found in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD), has also demonstrated its ability to support the health of neural cells mitochondria, causing the researchers to conclude that CBD should be considered as a potential therapeutic option in neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson’s because of its neuroprotective properties3,4.

Studies have also shown that cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system’s cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, to modulate the release of dopamine.13

Research also shows that cannabis can help patients with Parkinson’s disease manage their symptoms. One study observed that after smoking cannabis, Parkinson’s disease patients saw significant improvements in motor disability and impairments, tremors, rigidity, bradykinesia, sleep, and pain 8. Additional studies have confirmed cannabis’ ability to reduce bradykinesia and tremors6,7. Most recently, a clinical trial found that cannabis significantly reduced pain and motor symptoms in Parkinson’s disease patients after 30 minutes11.

Significant improvements in well-being and quality of life scores were found in Parkinson’s disease patients that were given daily doses of CBD for one week1. One case study found that patients treated with CBD, though they didn’t see significant improvements in motor measures or general symptoms, experienced prompt and substantial reductions in the frequency of REM sleep behavior disorder events1. In one survey, despite only 4.3% of Parkinson’s disease patients responding that they used cannabis to treat their symptoms, it was ranked it as the most effective treatment option out of vitamins, prayer, massage, art therapy, music therapy and relaxation5. An anonymous questionnaire sent to patients with Parkinson’s disease found that 25 percent of 339 respondent’s had taken cannabis, with 45.9 percent of those reporting some type of benefit 14.

In addition, CBD may help with those Parkinson’s’ disease patients experiencing psychosis. Four weeks of CBD caused Parkinson’s disease patients with psychosis to experience a significant decrease in psychotic symptoms as evaluated by the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale and the Parkinson Psychosis Questionnaire17.

Baja Hemp Co #naturallyhealing

Roxanne & Meagan

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Why Are Cannabinoid Receptors Important?

Cannabinoid receptors play a vital role in our bodies; several vital roles, in fact. While the government likes to tell us that “stimulating our receptors” is bad for us, the truth is exactly the opposite. Let’s take a look at their history and why these receptors are so important.

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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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