CBD and Mental Health

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3 04, 2019

Alzheimer’s Disease: Can CBD Help?

By |2019-04-18T18:55:03+00:00April 3rd, 2019|CBD and Alzheimer's, CBD and Mental Health, CBD NEWS, CBD Oil|0 Comments

Of all the potential issues that come with getting older, one of the most terrifying to consider is neural degradation, specifically Alzheimer’s disease. A mental condition in which memory and cognitive ability slowly fail to the point of an inability to function autonomously, Alzheimer’s disease is an unfortunate reality for an overwhelming amount of the populace. Recent studies indicate that 5.7 million Americans are currently living with the disease, with 1 in 10 seniors over the age of 65 being affected. Changes in motor and memory function and even personality can be scary for both the patient and their friends and family, and the lack of any cure or even a specific designated cause add to the terror of the disease. How can Alzheimer’s patients be helped? With so many being affected so much, it is natural to turn to any and all medication for aid, which is where CBD oil is introduced. Derived from the marijuana plant but lacking any THC (or the psychotropic properties it causes), CBD oil is currently working [...]

2 09, 2018

Study Finds CBD May Help Offset Psychosis Symptoms

By |2019-02-25T23:25:15+00:00September 2nd, 2018|CBD and Mental Health, CBD and Schizophrenia, CBD NEWS|0 Comments

While not a disorder itself, psychosis is characterized by a set of symptoms of mental illnesses. These symptoms result in strange or bizarre thinking, uncommon perceptions of sight and sound, actions, and emotions. Psychosis’ severity is improved (or worsened) by environmental factors, including drug use and stress. Though the National Institute of Mental Health notes that, while there is no concrete number of people who experience their first episode of psychosis each year, incidence data from other countries suggest that roughly 100,000 Americans experience their first onset of psychosis annually. While there is currently no one cure for psychosis, researchers have recently found that CBD can improve psychosis symptoms by impacting three areas of the brain. CBD Has Been Shown to Improve a Number of Mental Health Conditions. Our Hemp CBD Oil may do the Same. How CBD is Thought to Improve Symptoms of Psychosis Researchers at King’s College London have found that 600mg of an oral dose of CBD can improve the onset of psychosis. The small study included 33 participants who [...]

10 06, 2018

Two New Clinical Trials to Explore CBD’s Effects on Pain

By |2019-06-25T17:21:12+00:00June 10th, 2018|CBD and Mental Health, CBD and Pain, CBD NEWS, CBD Oil|0 Comments

CBD’s effects on numerous conditions have long been recognized by those who utilize the compound. CBD has, however, suffered from a lack of clinical trials that can offer evidence of how it impacts these conditions. Since cannabis is still illegal at the federal level, it can be a painstaking (and often impossible) task to apply for and receive grants to cover the research. Even with evidence as strong as CBD’s effect on epilepsy, there exists scant research on CBD’s impact on other conditions. But this is slowly changing, and two research teams at the University of Colorado School of Medicine will soon begin two clinical trials that will explore CBD’s effects on pain. Whether You’re Fighting Pain or PTSD, Our Hemp CBD Oil May Help The First CBD Study of its Kind It was a grueling, multi-year process, but Drs. Maureen Leehey, MD, and Emily Lindley, PhD, have received the okay from numerous government agencies to begin their clinical trials that will explore how CBD affects pain in those with with Parkinson’s, and [...]

7 06, 2018

With CBD Now Legal in Kansas, a New Industry Emerges

By |2019-06-25T17:33:15+00:00June 7th, 2018|CBD and Anxiety, CBD and Mental Health, CBD and Pain, CBD and PTSD, CBD NEWS, CBD Oil|0 Comments

One of the biggest hurdles to CBD’s continued rise in approval is education—or lack thereof. With the DEA’s gray language, cannabis’ classification as a Schedule I drug, and industrial hemp just now earning a broader spotlight on the national stage, it can be difficult for consumers (in 50 different states) to know exactly when a CBD product is legal. That was the case with a Kansas businessman who, like many other Kansans, believed CBD to be legal when cops raided his shop in 2017. But now, his shelves are again fully stocked with CBD products. Nothing Unclear Here: Our Hemp CBD Oil is Available to All CBD Oil’s Legal Classification Changed Before the end of April, CBD was included in the state’s definition of cannabis, meaning that, even if a CBD product contained below 0.3% THC, it was still considered illegal. Now, thanks to a vote by the Kansas Legislature, CBD is no longer under the state’s definition of cannabis—and no longer a restricted substance. But this decision didn’t just come out of [...]

2 03, 2018

CBD and Stress

By |2019-04-08T21:04:51+00:00March 2nd, 2018|CBD and Mental Health, CBD and Pain, CBD and Stress, CBD Oil|0 Comments

It’s never been more clear that Americans are stressed. And this stress stems from a number of origins. For most stressed Americans, family responsibilities are the source of their stress. For others, it’s the constant worry about work and wages that keeps them on edge. When these worries are coupled, they can lead to unhealthy stress levels, which can bring about a number of stress-related conditions. And, among those struggling with stress, the number of those dealing with extreme stress is on the rise — nearly a quarter of the stressed population. Among those stressed, one in six takes an antidepressant or other psychiatric pharmaceutical. Though we know that stress is on the rise, addressing the many sources of this collective stress is a herculean task. While we also know that stress manifests itself differently in each person, understanding how stress emotionally and physically effects most sufferers is crucial to better understanding how to mitigate and prevent acute or chronic stress from occurring. While anti-anxiety medications are a common approach to battling stress, [...]

22 02, 2018

CBD and PTSD

By |2019-04-08T17:37:25+00:00February 22nd, 2018|CBD and Anxiety, CBD and Depression, CBD and ECS, CBD and Mental Health, CBD and PTSD, CBD Oil|0 Comments

Post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is a condition that has affected 70 percent of Americans at one or more points in their life, equating to over 220 millions people. The event can be brought about by a number of events, ranging from sexual violence to time spent at war, car crashes to domestic violence. While some sources of PTSD may bring about more prolonged episodes or lengths of PTSD, the numbers are clear: PTSD is one of the most ravenous mental health conditions plaguing America today. And while mental health professionals and services provide resources to affected individuals, it is clear that more needs to be done to address these staggering numbers. And there is hope. Numerous studies on the effects of CBD on PTSD are offering promising results, showcasing that CBD may be a beneficial treatment for those suffering from PTSD. Specifically, one study has highlighted that the manipulation of endogenous cannabinoids within the endocannabinoid system and two of its components, the anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglycerol, may offer insight into how CBD affects [...]

12 02, 2018

CBD and Addiction

By |2019-01-21T23:31:36+00:00February 12th, 2018|CBD and Addiction, CBD and Mental Health|0 Comments

Anything can become addictive. And addiction manifests itself in a number of ways. Even substances and activities that lack biochemical psychoactivity (think most foods, video games, etc.) can become addictive due to learned association with the substance or act — or both. For example, someone who is addicted to topping off dinner each night with a large bowl of ice cream may associate the ice cream with relaxation, contentment, or pleasure. However, the addiction aspect comes into play when the activity or substance begins to affect the person’s mood or becomes the most central activity to a person’s life. While it may sound strange to consider ice cream, video games, or other seemingly ordinary items and activities as addictive, they can certainly have negative impacts on people’s lives. But for many, their substances are attached to higher price tags and heavier burdens. Looking to Curb Cravings? Consider our CBD Tinctures As Part of Your Plan CBD and Addiction Although THC-less industrial hemp oil has been around for some time, there are still remarkably [...]

9 02, 2018

Mental Health Series Pt. II: CBD and Bipolar Disorder

By |2019-04-05T15:56:43+00:00February 9th, 2018|CBD and Bipolar, CBD and Mental Health|0 Comments

Also known as manic-depression, manic-depressive illness, or manic-depressive psychosis, bipolar disorder is a mental disorder that affects 5.7 million Americans. Perhaps its most maddening symptom it unleashes on those who suffer from it is that it affects — as its name implies — both ends of a person’s spectrum of moods. It’s often characterized by peaks of euphoric highs and depths-scraping lows, with the former most often identified as mania or hypomania. The latter (and polar opposite) is marked with depressive episodes that can last weeks or months, just as manic or hypomanicaa episodes can and often do as well. To further make murkier the condition’s definition, bipolar disorder is split into two main types: Bipolar I and Bipolar II. If someone has suffered at least one episode of mania with or without a depressive episode, then they’re most often diagnosed with Bipolar I; if a person experiences at least one hypomanic episode and one major depressive episode, then this is most often classified as Bipolar II. Whether You’re Looking to Decompress or [...]

9 02, 2018

Mental Health Series Pt. III: CBD and Schizophrenia

By |2019-04-05T17:37:46+00:00February 9th, 2018|CBD and Mental Health, CBD and Schizophrenia|0 Comments

Each of us has come across someone who’s just plain unpleasant to be around. Whether they’re loud, brash, anti-social, or irritable, interacting with people who exhibit these traits can be disconcerting. But, if we — after complaining about their demeanor for a second — stop to consider that maybe that person’s having a bad day, a bad week, or suffering from a condition that plagues them relentlessly, we (should) have a kinder and more level-headed perspective on our not-so-pleasant interaction. In fact, there’s a decent chance you’ve come across someone with a doctor-diagnosed mood disorder — nearly 21 million Americans. Beyond more common types of mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder lies a complicated and often misunderstood condition: Schizophrenia. Plaguing 3.5 million Americans, schizophrenia is mental disorder that is characterized by atypical social behavior and accompanied by a failure to understand reality. Symptoms of schizophrenia include, delusions, hallucinations, disorganized speech, disorganized or catatonic behavior, and negative symptoms. To be diagnosed with schizophrenia, two of these symptoms are required and at least [...]

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