CBD & Hair Health

What Causes Hair and Scalp Issues?

Your hair starts growing in the root of your follicle. This root is made up of cells and proteins that promote hair growth. Blood vessels supply the root with food for your scalp. As your hair is pushed through your skin, it passes an oil gland that adds oil to your hair. Because hair follicles don’t all grow hair at the same time, you will lose approximately 50-100 hairs per day. After a hair falls out, this follicle will take a break and not immediately re grow a new hair. Oiliness, dandruff, and scalp irritation are the main contributors to thinning, dry, and gray hair. This is because it hinders the productivity of your hair follicles by weakening them and clogging them up.

How can CBD help?

CBD can help keep your hair from falling out as well as promote regrowth because it makes your hair follicles healthier and stronger. Here’s how it works:

Vitamin E

CBD is known to condition your scalp and your hair. Together Vitamin-E and the fatty acids in CBD oil can work as an emollient meaning that they stop water loss while offering a softening effect on your hair. Vitamin E helps to get rid of dandruff that clogs your hair follicles especially the oily, waxy, and dry kind.

Fatty Acids

The fatty acids in CBD promote growth. This is because fatty acids are proteins much like what the roots of our follicle produce. These fatty acids help feed the follicle and allow the hair to continue growing.

Omega Vitamins

CBD has omega 3, omega 6, and omega 9 which improve scalp tissue. The stronger your scalp tissue is, the faster follicles expand and grow.

Linolenic and Gamma Linolenic acid

These acids help sustain normal hair growth. This means that instead of your hair stopping growing after a few months, CBD will help it grow for longer amounts of time.

Pigment Cells

Because CBD contains fatty acids and Linolenic acid and Gamma Linolenic acid, it helps keep cells healthy. These acids are food for your scalp cells. As you use CBD oil on your hair and scalp, cells are strengthened including pigment cells within the hair follicle preventing the destruction of pigment cells, therefore preventing greying.

Normalizes Your Scalp

Things like straightening your hair, blow drying your hair, washing, and even putting hairspray in your hair all throw the balance of oils on your scalp off. The things we do to our scalp and hair daily can wreak havoc on our hair follicles thus contributing to an increase in hair loss, dandruff and greying.

CBD has been known to add to hair growth in several different ways. The reason for better hair growth is the content of omega-9, omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acid. These ingredients are very important when it comes to cleansing hair and stimulating hair growth.  They help to balance your body’s natural scalp oils and keep dandruff production down. They also help to add strength, prevent breakage and keep hair from going gray.

It doesn’t matter if you dye your hair or are always teasing it.  No matter how much heat you apply to your hair, or how many times you brush it, CBD can keep your hair extremely healthy and keep it from breaking, causing fewer split ends and frizziness.

 

Products we recommend:

Organa CBD Infused Shampoo – $25.00

Organa CBD Conditioner – $25

Organa CBD Human Tincture – $60(30ml) or $85(50ml)

Fort Langley Makers Market

 

This one-day only event kicks off with a pancake breakfast at 8:30am. Throughout the day over 100 marketplace vendors including Organa line Glover Road displaying their wares, 16 popular food trucks offer something for everyone. There is a schedule of live entertainment and more then 20 teams participate in the Cranberry Festival Regatta. The children’s area, stationed at the Fort Langley Community Hall, includes face painters, balloon artists and the Creative Cube, all providing plenty of fun for the kids. There are also fun exhibits nearby at the Langley Centennial Museum, BC Farm Museum and the Fort National Historic Site.

And of course, there are copious amounts of fresh local cranberries for attendees to purchase!

British Columbia is the third largest producer of cranberries in the world and this festival is one of three in Canada. It is the only one in our province. Ocean Spray donates approximately 10,000 pounds of the ruby red fruit to our event. The BC cranberry harvest accounts for roughly 12% of North America’s crop! Also available for purchase is everything from cranberry wine, beer, soaps, baking, preserves, dog treats and even cranberry inspired jewelry.

We hope you come see us and join the celebration of all things cranberry!

Located in Fort Langley

Saturday October 12th
10am – 4pm

https://www.fortlangleycranberryfestival.com/

 

CBD & Eczema

What is Eczema?
Eczema, in simple terms, is inflammation of the skin. Inflammation is a natural response by your immune system when it is exposed to injury or infection. It occurs when your body is working hard to expel a foreign substance and offers a certain level of protection throughout the healing process. However, sometimes your immune system overreacts and causes inflammation when it is not necessary. This inflammation can occur in any part of the body, but when it affects the skin, eczema is the result.

There are many different varieties of eczema, which each have slightly different triggers and symptoms. However, the thing that all of them share is that they all have inflammation as their root cause. This inflammation causes the skin to become itchy, red, sore, and dry.
It is unknown exactly what causes eczema, but it appears to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Many people find that their eczema gets worse when they eat certain foods, come into contact with certain chemicals, or undergo a lot of stress.

CBD for Skin Health
There is not much research out there specifically regarding CBD for the treatment of eczema, but there is plenty of research that shows CBD to be beneficial for the skin.
The skin is the largest organ in the body and forms a protective barrier between your vital organs and the outside world. It is continuously exposed to environmental irritants and toxins, not to mention ever-changing weather conditions. This means that it can be very prone to inflammation, especially in individuals with a genetic tendency towards eczema.
Scientists have recently discovered that your skin contains cannabinoid receptors. These are receptors which bind with endogenous cannabinoids produced by your body or phyto-cannabinoids which come from the cannabis plant.

These receptors are an essential element of the endocannabinoid system, a system which is now known to be directly involved in allergic inflammation. Studies on rodents have shown that animals lacking these cannabinoid receptors have an increased allergic response. This finding is supported by a further study which found that dogs with atopic dermatitis had increased immune reactivity at cannabinoid receptors compared to their healthy counterparts.

It has been suggested that treating the endocannabinoid system with cannabinoids such as CBD could help skin conditions like eczema by reducing inflammation and relieving dry skin. Because cannabinoid receptors are also present in the nervous system, CBD can also help to soothe eczema symptoms such as itching and pain.
Cannabinoids such as CBD have also been shown to have antimicrobial properties, meaning that if you have infected eczema, or if you have eczema combined with a yeast infection, CBD could help.

How to Use CBD for Eczema

CBD is naturally found in cannabis plants, but it is often used medicinally in the form of extracts, oils, or topical creams.
Taking CBD tincture sublingually is one of the best ways to take CBD due to the high absorption rate with this method. If you have eczema alongside another inflammatory condition or even some anxiety you need to tackle, you may be able to kill two birds with one stone with Organa CBD Human Tincture.

Topical CBD creams are another great way to relieve inflammation and discomfort and can be applied directly to where they are needed most. Organa CBD Lotion also contains coconut and lavender oil to aid in the soothing of the skin.

IS CBD Safe for Children with Eczema?
If your child has eczema and you are wondering whether CBD is safe for kids, then the answer is yes, but with caution. If you are using CBD for children, you will want to avoid any products that contain a detectable amount of the psychoactive compound in cannabis, THC. Organa CBD Lotion and CBD Salve are completely THC free and safe for children!

CBD for Eczema: Final Thoughts
Eczema is an extremely common and distressing skin condition. It can be challenging to treat effectively, as conventional therapies may cause side effects and only offer short-term relief.
Although there is no doubt that more research is required, it looks like CBD could provide a natural solution for eczema by reducing inflammation, itching, and pain.
Have you tried our CBD Lotion, Salve or Tincture for eczema? Help others with this irritating condition by sharing your experience with CBD in the comments!

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It’s three non-stop days of fun, fashion, food, show specials, pampering, and an unmatched celebrity speaker line-up. Experience incredible, not-to-be-missed entertainment on four stages, and pamper yourself with in-show spa treatments. A once-a-year chance to shop & SAVE at over 400 pop-up boutiques all under one roof!

The West Coast Women’s Show is a shoppers dream — keep an eye out for our Red Tag Show Specials. Many exhibitors are featuring exclusive deals, special offers, giveaways, and incredible prizes all weekend long. With over 125 Red Tag Show Specials this year you’ll be sure to find fabulous deals, products, and services throughout the show.

You can find Organa Wellness Centre at the West Coast Women’s Show all three days!

Located at Tradex in Abbotsford, BC
1190 Cornell Street, V2T 6H5

Open Oct. 18-20th

CBD & Migraines

Will CBD help with my migraines?

You’re one of many people to wonder about this. And the short answer is, potentially yes. While a simply trying it yourself is the best way to find out how CBD oil affects you, studies have shown promising results when evaluating cannabis for its effects on chronic pain and inflammation.

To date, cannabis oil has not been studied in its isolated state specifically for migraine. However, cannabis combined with THC has shown promise for migraine relief in clinical study. There are many reports of positive results from migraineurs who have used CBD to treat their condition. Many say that it helps to ease migraine pain, and even shorten attacks.

Using CBD to treat headaches is not new. As an ancient natural remedy, cannabis has been used for thousands of years to treat certain types of headaches. But while we await documented studies on CBD and its specific effects on migraine, many sufferers are trying it for themselves, compiling plenty of personal success stories

Some relevant studies:

Authors of a study from 2012 suggest that CBD oil can help to relieve some types of chronic pain. However, the study did not relate specifically to headaches or migraines.

Results of a 2016 study indicate that medical marijuana may reduce the frequency of migraine headaches. This research was not specific to CBD oil. More research is needed to determine what dosage and formulation are most effective.

Authors of a 2009 study found evidence to suggest that cannabis compounds may treat chronic pain in people who have been taking opioids for long periods and want to reduce use.

Surrey Community Market

Come see Organa at the Surrey Community Christmas market this year! Shop from 30-40 local vendors for all sorts or christmas crafts and gifts!

Located at Sullivan Hall

6306 152st Surrey

 

December 15th

CBD & Cerebral Palsy

Rather than refer to a single condition, cerebral palsy (CP) relates to a group of medical issues that impact coordination and movement. It is a lifelong condition that is caused by a problem with the brain that occurs before, during, or soon after birth. It often occurs when the brain doesn’t develop properly in the womb. However, some children are affected by cerebral palsy because their brain is damaged during or soon after birth.

Causes of cerebral palsy include:

  • Meningitis.
  • A serious head injury.
  • The child’s mother catching an infection during the pregnancy.
  • The brain not getting enough oxygen for a short period during a difficult birth.
  • Reduces blood and oxygen supply to the brain.
  • Bleeding in the baby’s brain.

Cerebral palsy is the most common childhood motor disability. 1 in 323 American children have been identified with the condition. At present, there is no cure for cerebral palsy, but there are a few interesting studies which suggest that CBD could potentially reduce the symptoms of the condition

How Could CBD Help Cerebral Palsy?

CBD enhances the endocannabinoid system by increasing its ability to retain anandamide. When you take CBD, it blocks FAAH, a fatty acid that breaks down anandamide. As a result, you have more of the compound in your body to manage symptoms such as pain. Anandamide has a similar structure to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), but it does not cause the “high” associated with THC. Our bodies use it to regulate mood, pain sensation and other functions.

Taking CBD also activates receptors for serotonin, vanilloid and adenosine. These compounds control your mood, pain signals and sleep-wake cycle. They improve cerebral palsy symptoms like pain, sleep issues, anxiety and depression.

While we will look at the most important studies on the topic below, it is important to note that there is a lack of hard evidence that links CBD to an improvement in CP symptoms. However, researchers have come up with several theories on how CBD could provide relief for people suffering from cerebral palsy.

Reduced Pain

CP patients with rigid, locked muscles are in severe pain most of the time. A 2016 study by Barth Wilsey, published in the Journal of Pain, found that cannabis users with a spinal cord injury felt less pain after using the herb.

Spasticity

A 2012 clinical trial by Jody Corey-Bloom, published in CMAJ, was conducted at the San Diego School of Medicine. The study involved giving 30 multiple sclerosis patients a placebo or cannabis. Those who used the cannabis experienced a 33% reduction in spasticity compared to MS patients who consumed the placebo. There were also noticeable reductions in perceived muscle-related pain.

Seizures

Up to 50% of kids with CP suffer from subsequent seizure disorders. However, CBD is fast gaining a reputation for being able to reduce the number of seizures associated with conditions such as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS) and Dravet syndrome.

Important Studies on the Impact of CBD on Cerebral Palsy

Cerebral palsy has a significant impact on the child and his/her family. While up to 10,000 babies are born with the condition annually, as many as 1,500 are not diagnosed until they go to school. Almost half of children with CP are unable to walk independently and parents are desperate for a solution. At present, the total lifetime care costs to look after a child with cerebral palsy is $1 million. Small wonder then that parents are keen to find out more about what CBD can do for their kids.

Luba Blumkin performed one of the most relevant studies into CBD’s effects on CP with the aid of a marijuana supplier called Tikun Olam. The 2017 study, which was conducted by the Wolfson Medical Center near Israel’s capital, Tel Aviv, analyzed the effect of CBD on 36 children (aged 1-17) with cerebral palsy.

According to Blumkin, the study focused on kids with the highest level of motor disorders. Such children also have associated problems such as painful bowel movements and problems chewing and swallowing. The pain gets worse over time and results in sleeping difficulties. After analyzing the children for two months to ensure their conditions were stable, the team gave the kids CBD oil three times a day via a feeding tube or orally.

Within four months, there was a noticeable improvement in their condition. Blumkin states that the biggest positive change was in their motor function. Other benefits included decreased pain and an improvement in bowel movements and sleep. All of the participants in the study continued taking their existing medication along with the oil.

The Wolfson Medical Center study was extremely important because, up until that point, there was relatively little data on CBD’s effect on cerebral palsy. A survey study* by Adam Hirsh et al., published in the March 2012 edition of the American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, found that marijuana provided the best relief for CP patients when compared to several other medications. However, only 5% of the sample group had ever used the drug for pain.

Final Thoughts on CBD & Cerebral Palsy

Overall, there is a suggestion that CBD could have medical benefits for individuals with cerebral palsy. It could help with symptoms including spasticity, sleep disturbance, and pain. CBD is a non-intoxicating compound of cannabis and is legal.

An increasing number of people living with cerebral palsy claim that CBD has made a significant positive impact. Terri Aghast was born with CP and underwent dozens of surgeries. She spent 12 years in braces and was also wheelchair-bound on several occasions. After using CBD for the first time, she could see the difference in how she walked, and felt the difference throughout her body. Of course, we can’t guarantee that you will have a similar experience because CBD affects everyone differently, but its something that’s definitely worth a shot for those with cerebral palsy.

Mission Sunset Market

7494 Mary St, Mission, BC
https://www.facebook.com/events/fraser-river-heritage-park/sunset-market-in-the-park/2525967397627826/
~closed for the year~

Vancouver Holiday Bazaar

Join us for this awesome 3 day show, happening December 13 – 15 2019 at the Roundhouse Community Centre (181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver) for a holiday shopping extravaganza like you’ve never experienced before!

Shop from 120+ local Vendors, all specializing in locally handmade and crafted items to help you check off everything from your holiday shopping list.  You’ll also be able to pick up your condo-sized potted Christmas tree and your live greenery wreath for your front door.  Nibble on freshly roasted chestnuts, or warm your insides with a cup of hot apple cider.

Just steps away from the Yaletown-Roundhouse Canada Line Station, save the hassle of finding parking and take public transit instead.  Be sure to bring a friend – or the whole family! – and make a day out of it.

Located at

1020 Denman St, Vancouver, BC 3

December 13th – 15th this awesome

https://www.showpass.com/vancouver-holiday-bazaar/