Super Berry Superfood CBD Smoothie

Super Berry Superfood CBD Smoothie
Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
1/2 cup frozen strawberries
½ cup frozen blueberries
½ cup frozen raspberries
1 small avocado
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
½ cup almond milk
1-2 tablespoons honey or CBD-infused honey (can also be sweetened with 1-2 tablespoons pure maple syrup)
1-2 tablespoons chia or hemp seeds
15mg+ CBD oil tincture or CBD isolate powder
Directions:

Add banana, berries, avocado, Greek yogurt and almond milk to blender and blend well until smooth. Add honey or maple syrup, chia or hemp seeds, and CBD for an additional 10-15 seconds.

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Green Super Antioxidant CBD Smoothie

Green Super Antioxidant CBD Smoothie
Ingredients:

1 cup kale
1 cup spinach
½ banana
Small handful almonds
Small handful cashews
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 tablespoons cacao
½ can full-fat coconut milk
¼- ½ cup almond milk
15mg+ CBD oil tincture or CBD isolate powder
Directions:

Place kale, spinach, banana, almonds, cashews, coconut milk and almond milk in blender and blend until smooth. Add cinnamon, cacao and CBD and blend 10-15 more seconds.

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Banana Oatmeal Superfood CBD Smoothie

Banana Oatmeal Superfood CBD Smoothie
Ingredients

¼ cup rolled oats
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1 banana
1 teaspoon honey or CBD-infused honey
¼ teaspoon cinnamon
15mg+ CBD oil tincture or CBD isolate powder
Directions:

Place banana, rolled oats, Greek yogurt and almond milk in blender and blend until smooth. Add honey, cinnamon and CBD and blend for 10-15 addition seconds or until fully incorporated.

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Chocolate Beet and Berry CBD Smoothie

Chocolate Beet and Berry CBD Smoothie
Ingredients:

1 frozen banana
½ cup raw beets, peeled and chopped
½ cup strawberries
½ cup blueberries
½ cup coconut water
½ cup coconut milk (may sub 1 cup coconut milk and omit coconut water)
1-3 teaspoons cacao
1-3 teaspoons honey or CBD-infused honey
15mg+ CBD oil tincture or CBD isolate powder
Directions:

Add banana, beets, berries, coconut water and/or coconut milk to blender and blend well until smooth. Add cacao, honey and CBD and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds until all ingredients are fully incorporated.

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Tropical Superfood CBD Smoothie

Tropical Superfood CBD Smoothie
Ingredients:

2 cups spinach or kale
½ frozen banana
¼ cup frozen pineapple chunks
¼ cup frozen mango chunks
¼ cup frozen or fresh papaya
¼ cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup coconut milk
1-3 tablespoons honey or CBD-infused honey
15mg+ CBD oil tincture or CBD isolate powder
Directions:

Add banana, pineapple, mango, papaya, greens, yogurt and coconut milk to blender and blend until smooth. Add honey and CBD and blend for an additional 10-15 seconds.

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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