CBD & Seizures

What are seizures?

Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. They happen due to sudden, abnormal electrical activity in the brain. When people think of seizures, they often think of convulsions in which a person’s body shakes rapidly and uncontrollably, but not all seizures cause convulsions. There are many types of seizures and some have mild symptoms. Seizures fall into two main groups. Partial seizures which happen in just one part of the brain and generalized seizures which are a result of abnormal activity on both sides of the brain. Most seizures last from 30 seconds to 2 minutes and do not cause lasting harm. Seizures can have many causes, including medicines, high fevers, head injuries and certain diseases. People who have recurring seizures due to a brain disorder have what is called epilepsy.

Can CBD treat Seizures?

CBD is a good option for children and adults with certain kinds of epilepsy, Dravet syndrome or Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome.

  • LGS is a developmental disorder that begins in early childhood and is characterized by multiple seizure types, as well as physical and cognitive deficits. The seizures of LGS are difficult to control and are managed with a different medication regimen than that which is used for most epilepsy types.
  • Dravet syndrome is a developmental disorder that begins in early childhood and is associated with multiple seizure types as well as seizures triggered by fevers. People with Dravet syndrome often have behavioural challenges and learning difficulties

Early evidence from laboratory studies, anecdotal reports, and small clinical studies suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) could potentially help control seizures. Research on CBD has been hard to do and taken time due to federal regulations and limited access to cannabidiol. In recent years, a number of studies have shown the benefit of specific plant-based CBD product in treating these specific types of epilepsy who have not responded to traditional therapies. It is not completely clear why CBD can reduce some types of seizures. It is known to have a range of biochemical effects on nerve cells in the brain, some of which may have an impact on seizures. Medical research on CBD is still in its early stages.

For many who have used CBD oil, the newly available treatment has provided relief when all else failed. About two thirds of epilepsy patients will respond to the first or second medicine they’re given for epilepsy. But once an epilepsy patient has taken two different medicines without relief, the odds that a third medication will work are less than 1 percent, doctors say. That leaves other options, such as special diets, surgeries, device implementation—or CBD oil

It has been found that lower doses are better for those using CBD to treat epilepsy. In a clinical trial, convulsive seizures decreased by 46% in children taking 20 mg/kg/day and 49% for children taking 10 mg/kg/day of CBD, compared with 27% for placebo. Elevated liver enzymes and certain other adverse effects were higher in patients taking CBD 20 mg/kg/day, and discontinuations due to adverse effects occurred only in that group.

 

Things to consider before trying CBD for epilepsy:

  • Be sure to consult with the physician who has been in charge of your treatment before beginning CBD
  • Some people experienced an increase in their liver enzymes to a level three times or more than normal after taking CBD, these individuals were also on Valproic Acid, a commonly used anti-seizure medication. The levels of VPA were not increased when taken with CBD. It is thought that a part or by product of VPA may interact with CBD when it is broken down. This may put some people at increased risk for liver issues.
  • Another epilepsy drug called Clobazam is broken down, a major component of the drug appears to interact with CBD in some people. This may be the cause of tiredness that is seen in some people who are on both CBD and Onfi.
  • CBD should only be considered after a thorough evaluation at a specialized epilepsy centre to look at whether all possible treatments (including FDA-approved new and add-on medicines, dietary therapy, devices, and surgery) have been reasonably tried, and to determine weather your type of epilepsy responds well to CBD.

CBD & HIV

HIV has been a health threat for a long time and large sums of time and money have been invested into finding a cure. Though there is not yet any proven cure for HIV or AIDS, research is still going on as to how symptoms of those affected by HIV can be managed.

How can CBD help?

HIV targets and weakens the body’s immune system causing those affected to become much more vulnerable to infections. Apart from the effects of these secondary infections, many find the thought of the virus present in their body distressing. CBD helps to boost immunity and provides relief for certain symptoms, such as pain and anxiety.

Anxiety

Anxiety is a common side effect of HIV. It is normal to be anxious after testing positive for HIV or any other illness in fact. Signs you may be suffering from anxiety include worrying excessively, easy agitation, restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, etc.

CBD helps you relax and also alleviates any panic attacks you may be experiencing. Going through the HIV management process is troubling and tiring, and many patients are concerned about what the future will entail. CBD can help ease this to some degree, and at the least make sleeping easier.

Pain

The HIV virus itself is not known to directly cause pain, but the secondary infections HIV carriers are more susceptible to can definitely cause pain. CBD is known for its natural pain-relieving and anti-inflammatory properties.

Will CBD cure HIV?

Short answer, no. CBD will help alleviate symptoms caused by secondary infections contracted by those with HIV and will treat any mental symptoms.  HIV is an asymptomatic virus that fights the body’s immunity to infections and leads to AIDS. Research has recently shown that CBD may also help the body in the fight against the virus which in turn causes the progression of the virus turning into AIDS to slow.

HIV treatment is accompanied by undesirable effects to the patient as antiretroviral drugs are associated with nausea, depression, anxiety, skin tingling, loss of appetite, insomnia, and muscle pains. All these symptoms can be managed by regular consumption of CBD. For so many years HIV has been related to excessive weight loss. Boosting a patient’s appetite to combat muscle breakdown as well as weight loss is another massive benefit of using CBD during treatment

Research shows that patients who combine CBD and the antiretroviral drugs actually see an improvement in their CD4 T- cell count. One study showed HIV patients that smoke cannabis have a lower incident of liver fibrosis attacks.

These are all positive effects of CBD that can directly impact HIV patients. From fatigue and anxiety to insomnia, lack of concentration, chronic pain, and skin infections, consuming CBD makes HIV more manageable.

 

Zesty Guacamole with a THC Twist

Instructions:

In a medium bowl, mash together the avocados, lime Juice, cannabis oil and salt.

Mix in onion, cilantro, cannabis, tomatoes and garlic. Stir in cayenne pepper.

Refrigerate 1 hour for best flavour, or serve immediately.

Enjoy!

You will need:

  • 3 avocados peeled, pitted and mashed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup of diced onions
  • 3 tbs chopped cilantro
  • 2 tsp crushed cannabis (1.5-2 grams)
  • 2 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp cannabis oil
  • 1 pinch of ground cayenne pepper(optional)

Serves 4

Tangy CBD Tomato Vinaigrette

Instructions:

In a cold, large saute pan, place your unmedicated olive oil and tomatoes and heat the pan to medium high and allow the tomatoes to get some color on them.

Once they are blistered, turn off the heat and allow to come to room temperature. When they have cooled off, place them in your blender bucket with the red wine vinegar and puree.

Add the mustard and slowly drizzle in the CBD infused olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.

Enjoy!

You will need:

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup CBD-infused olive oil
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper

Serves 4

Yummy Mexican Quinoa Salad with CBD Stock

Vegans and vegetarians will adore this delicious quinoa salad. Even those who are not quite convinced by superfood quinoa will be converted by this Mexican dish – it’s definitely a quinoa salad with a twist. It’s also incredibly easy to make, as you’ll only need one large pan for this one-pot meal. Furthermore, it will keep for a few days in the fridge so you can take a little to work each day for your lunch.

Instructions:

Mix together the vegetable oil with the CBD oil until it is blended well. Heat this mixture in a large pan over medium heat.

Add the garlic to the oil and cook for about two minutes until it is softened.

Add in the black beans, corn, tomatoes, quinoa, vegetable stock, chili powder, cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Stir until it is mixed well, then cover and cook for 15-20 minutes, until the liquid is absorbed and the quinoa is tender.

Transfer to a serving bowl and top with the avocado and lime juice.

Enjoy!

You will need:

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • CBD oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 15oz kidney beans, drained
  • 15oz sweetcorn, drained
  • 3 roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 cups vegetable stock
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 lime, juiced

Serves: 2

Delicious Chocolate Chip CBD Cookies

Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Place the softened butter mixed with CBD tincture, brown sugar, and white sugar in a bowl and cream until smooth.

Then, beat in the eggs one at a time before softly stirring in the vanilla extract.

Dissolve the baking soda into the hot water and then add it to the batter alongside the salt. Then, slowly stir in the chocolate chips, nuts (if you want them), and the flour.

Drop large spoonfuls onto ungreased pans then, then bake for about 10 minutes (or until the edges start to turn a golden brown.

Enjoy!

You will need:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • teaspoon ½salt
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 0.5 oz Unflavored CBD Tincture
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons hot water
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 cup chopped walnuts (optional

 

Chicken Salad with CBD Infused Lemon Dressing

Instructions:

Start by rubbing 2  tablespoons of olive oil over your chicken pieces, before seasoning this with salt and black pepper, which has some amazing benefits.

Then heat your chicken in a frying pan of a medium-high heat for around 10 minutes, turning regularly to ensure that each piece browns evenly.

Once your chicken is cooked, set this aside in a large salad bowl for cooling.

When it comes to making your CBD-infused lemon dressing, simply mix a tablespoon is Dijon mustard with lemon zest and around two tablespoons of lemon juice.

Then add one-quarter cup of mayonnaise and up to two cloves of garlic (depending on taste), before infusing the mix with a dose of CBD oil.

Stir your dressing until this is emulsified, seasoning with salt and pepper as you do so.

Then, simply add your choice of chopped vegetables to the mix, with cucumber, radishes and avocado adding taste and texture in equal measure.

At this stage, all that is left is to stir in your chicken pieces and serve!

On a final note, you can infuse the dish with extra CBD oil by using this as part of the rub for your chicken.

More specifically, you can infuse this with vegetable oil, salt and pepper to increase your dose, without compromising the integrity of the dish.

You will need:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken thighs, skinless and boneless, sliced

For the salad and dressing:

  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Zest and juice 1½ lemons
  • 2 tsp clear honey
  • 1 ripe avocado, finely sliced
  • ½ cucumber, sliced
  • Cherry Tomatoes sliced
  • 100g radishes, finely sliced

CBD Vape Pens

CBD, or cannabidiol, is experiencing huge popularity, and vaping is one of the easiest and most enjoyable ways to consume it. CBD is a compound found in cannabis plants that can be extracted from marijuana or industrial hemp and processed for consumption in oral and edible products, or for inhalation in e-liquid (usually called CBD vape oil). Hemp has been cultivated for thousands of years for its fiber, and more recently as a source of CBD. Hemp-derived CBD doesn’t contain measurable amounts of THC, the psychoactive ingredient that produces the well-known “high” produced by marijuana. Vaping CBD is a more effective method of consumption than edibles, capsules, or topicals because the inhalation provides greater bioavailability. That means the user can absorb more of the product. While there is still more to learn about the long-term effects of vaping CBD, vaping is considered to be a much safer way to consume than smoking, while being equally effective.

Should you vape CBD?

Despite all the research already done, scientists and medical professionals agree that there is still much more to discover about the potential of vaping CBD. Now that you’ve seen some of the current research, you can make an informed decision whether a CBD vape is right for you. Even if you’re perfectly healthy, you may get benefits from using CBD. If you think that vaping is not for you, there are other ways to take CBD, like tinctures, and oral and edible products.

CBD vape juice vs CBD tincture:

CBD oil is also referred to as hemp oil and has been traditionally used in an oral tincture. It usually contains MCT oil (derived from coconuts) and is not suitable for inhalation! Studies have shown that inhaling oil like that can pose serious health risks like lipoid pneumonia. Unlike CBD vape juice, CBD tinctures are strictly for ingestion. Unfortunately, many of them do not have proper warning labels and are sold in e-juice style dropper bottles. There’s an important distinction to make between CBD oil tinctures and CBD oil made for inhalation. CBD oral tinctures are oil-based whereas CBD vape oil is not.

CBD Cartridges: 

Similar to THC oil cartridges, these are slim disposable e-cig tanks filled with CBD e-juice. (Organa’s CBD Vapes contain pure CBD distillate, made using a CO2 or a solvent-based extraction method.) They connect to a standard 510 battery and provide an easy entry into vaping CBD.  Available in several yummy flavours, you can check out Organa CBD vapes under Vape Pens on our site!

Cooking with CBD(Isolate)

 

How to Cook with CBD Isolate

Cooking with CBD isolate is a lot easier than you might think, and a lot of fun too. Those boring meals that once inspired you to order in suddenly seem more interesting. To turn any recipe into a cannabidiol masterpiece using CBD isolate powder you’ll need to know a few basic things: How to use the “Double Boiling Method.”,What a Carrier oil is,
CBD & Temperature.


The Double Boiling Method

The double boiling method is a simple heat control technique used in cooking. This method is typically used for ingredients you wouldn’t want to be exposed to high heat – such as cannabidiol. Whenever we cook with CBD isolate, the FIRST thing we do is use the double boiling method to infuse the isolate with a carrier oil. The double boiling method is important because it is how we turn the pure CBD isolate powder into an ingredient that can be used in just about any recipe.


How to Use the Double Boiling Method

To infuse isolated cannabinoids with a carrier oil – use the double boiling method as described below. Keep in mind that you’ll want to use an appropriate amount of carrier oil to match your dose. As you experiment you may use different doses, but we are going to keep things simple. If you are cooking with 1 gram of CBD isolate powder, you’ll want to use 1-2 teaspoons of carrier oil.

Fill the larger pot about a quarter full with water – you’ll want the water to sit about an inch below the smaller pot.
Place the smaller pot on top of the larger pot sitting above the water. You do not want the smaller pot to be directly affected by the boiling water.

  • Bring water to a low boil at a medium-low heat
  • Add your carrier oil to the smaller pot
  • Add your isolate powder to the carrier oil
  • Stir for 10-15 minutes. Be sure to blend your isolate with the carrier oil well – you shouldn’t be able to see any of the isolate once combined.

Once cooled – pour your CBD infused carrier oil into a container that’ll work best for whatever you’re trying to do.


What is a Carrier Oil?

A carrier oil, which is also known as a base oil, is a plant-derived oil which is used to “carry” essential oils and plant supplements. Essential oils and plant supplements can be overly potent or difficult for us to absorb directly, so carrier oils are used to help facilitate the process. Some carrier oils have benefits of their own and each work differently with the different plants they are mixed with. For example, studies show that unrefined coconut MCT oil provides better absorption of CBD than other carrier oils.


CBD & Temperature

When cooking with CBD one thing, you’ll need to keep in mind is the temperature. High temperatures will cause you to burn off the cannabidiol that you’re trying to infuse into your food. To avoid losing potency, you’ll need to keep an eye on the temperature or use the cannabidiol in your food a bit differently.For example, if you want to enjoy infused grilled chicken, you can’t really just put CBD into the chicken. Instead, you’ll need to infuse the cannabidiol with a sauce to put on the chicken once it has finished cooking. This is why recipes for pasta sauces, barbecue sauces, smoothies, and other low heat recipes are so popular. Sauces and other cold-prep recipes ensure you aren’t losing CBD while you cook. However, you can bake with CBD as well. Baking with CBD requires a bit more mindfulness. Your cannabidiol will be in direct heat, so you’ll want to be sure to keep temperatures below 320 degrees.

Now that you’re familiar with the basics of cooking with CBD, go forth my friends and create tasty cannabinol infused treats!

Source:https://www.cbdschool.com/cbd-isolate-cooking-recipes/

CBD Capsules

Made in Beautiful British Columbia, Organa’s CBD Infused Capsules are a superior, natural pain reliever. With CBD to help combat inflammation and irritation, our Capsules starts working fast to relieve your worst arthritic, joint, muscle, and chronic pain.

Our CBD capsules contain:

  • Vitamin B12 – increases red blood cell production, supports bone health, improves mood, prevents neuron death, increases energy, improves heart health, beneficial for hair and skin.
  • Vitamin C – helps high blood pressure, reduces risk of heart disease, prevents/treats iron deficiency, boosts white blood cell function, helps maintain memory with age
  • Vitamin D3 – supports bone health, improves mood, reduces risk of flu, diabetes and cancer.
  • Hemp CBD – reduces pain and inflammation, improves mood, regulates apatite and sleep schedule, improves skin health, improves heart health.

CBD Capsules can be taken everyday as a daily vitamin or just for certain occasions that you feel you may need pain or anxiety relief.