Benefits of CBD Edibles

BENEFITS OF EDIBLES:

Depending on what effect your after CBD edibles can have several benefits over tinctures or inhaling a CBD vapourizer pen. When you take a tincture or inhale CBD, effects begin within a minute. CBD edibles on the other hand can take up to an hour to kick in which could be a downside depending on your situation. In a CBD edible, the active compound (CBD) is combined within the food therefor causing a slower release process as you digest the food, because of this edibles can last up to 4 hours longer than inhaled CBD.

Another benefit of using edibles is that they are discreet and you can plan in advance and take one before work or before a flight for example. It is also very easy to control exactly how much you take, from a low dose 10mg gummy to 240mg chocolate bar, you will be able to play with your dose and slowly find what is the perfect amount for you.

Though the popularity of vaporizer pens is massive and still on the rise, the long-term health consequences of inhaling hot oil is still undetermined. Plus, many vape pens also possess thinning agents including propylene glycol (PG) and polyethylene glycol (PEG) which could potentially produce harmful carcinogens when heated to temperatures above 224℃. This makes edibles a much better option for your lungs. 

ORGANA CBD EDIBLES:

CBD Infused Gummies: $15.00/5 or $60.00/30 

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Gelatin, CBD Blend Oil, Citric Acid, Natural Flavours, Caranuba Wax.

10mg CBD per candy

CBD Cocoa Cookie: $7.00

Ingredients: Organic Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Butter, CBD Oil, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Egg, Vanilla Extract.

50mg CBD

CBD Trail Mix Cookie: $15.00

Ingredients: Organic Flour, Cane Sugar, CBD Hemp Oil, Semi-Sweet Chocolate, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Eggs, Vanilla Extract.

50mg CBD

CBD PMS Pain Pack: $34.00

Ingredients: Organic Cacao Butter, CBD Hemp Oil, Organic Coconut Oil, Organic Cocoa, Cane Sugar, Milk Powder, Almond Bark

240mg CBD / 40mg CBD per piece

CBD Isolate: What is it?

What is CBD Isolate?

With the rapid growth of the CBD industry and constant advances in its technology, there are a lot of terms floating around that are unfamiliar, if not confusing, to many people. “Nano-Amplified CBD” is one of them. While the science and biological make-up of CBD is the subject of much research and scholarly articles, it can all be broken down into simple terms.

The Basics of Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD starts with the all-natural botanical concentrate that includes the cannabinoids and fatty acids found in hemp plants. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the more than 85 cannabinoids found in various concentrations throughout the different parts of the hemp plant, which is part of the Cannabiceae family. Cannabinoids are class of botanical chemical compounds that deliver an array benefits.

This CBD is then sent to a lab for third-party verification of quality. Afterward, it is added to or infused into foods, liquids, nutritional supplements, topicals, and even cosmetics. Also, CBD contains no THC, so products made from the isolate are not psychotropic and cannot get you “high”.

Psychoactive V. Psychedelic

The world “psychoactive” gets thrown around a lot to describe the “high” that comes with marijuana. It is also used in regard to the effects you do not get from CBD products. However, this loose definition needs clarification.

Psychoactive substances of any kind cross the blood/brain barrier and cause a chemical reaction within the brain. By this definition, substances such as coffee, alcohol, tobacco and even Robitussin can be defined as having a “psychoactive” effect on people, in that it will cause a chemical reaction in the brain.

Psychedelic substances also cross the blood/brain barrier. The difference is Psychedelic substances affect mood or behavior and can even expand consciousness.

CBD Isolate is not psychedelic, in that it does not cause the “high” associated with marijuana. However, it could be considered “psychoactive” by the scientific definition of the term.

What’s the Difference Between CBD Isolate vs Full Spectrum CBD?

When CBD is referred to as full spectrum or whole plant CBD, it means that the CBD contains all other cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant including CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), to name a few. And yes, along with these cannabinoids, Full Spectrum CBD also contains trace amounts of THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), but in very low concentrations (up to .3%), resulting in very minimal psychoactive stimulation. CBD Isolate, on the other hand, is simply purified CBD that has been extracted from the marijuana plant and isolated from the other cannabinoids.

Does CBD oil get you high? Short answer, no.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is naturally non-intoxicating. You may feel calmer when taking it as CBD’s effects are more relaxing vs a high feeling.

Not only will CBD not get you high, but it counteracts the high effects of THC, which is the compound notorious for getting people high.

 

CBD & Opioid Addiction

Opioid addiction is currently a worldwide epidemic. In America alone approximately 702,000 people have died from opioid overdose since 2000. Studies have shown that 21%-29% of people who are prescribed opioids end up mis using them and 8%-12% develop an opioid use disorder. Approximately 80% of heroine addicts began with prescription opioids. These numbers are staggering and there is an urgent need for a solution.

While much research is still needed, recent studies have shown that CBD has great probability to help with opioid addiction. One of the most problematic symptoms of opioid use is reoccurring cravings, sometimes persisting years into recovery, which is why the relapse rate is so high. In 2019 a double blind placebo study (meaning neither doctor nor patient knows weather the active drug or placebo is being administered) using CBD on opioid addiction patients showed that even a single dose of CBD can reduce cue-induced cravings and anxiety associated with the craving. This reaction is conclusive with the fact that physically CB1 receptors are co-localized with opioid receptors.

Many studies are currently being done on CBD and opioid use disorders and while CBD will not cure addiction, the evidence so far is very promising that CBD could be very effective in keeping recovering users from relapsing, and therefor could be a key factor in ending the worldwide opioid epidemic we currently face.

 

Benefits of CBD Infused Salve

It has become widely known that ingesting CBD is great for pain relief, but did you know applying it topically can relieve pain as well? Made in beautiful BC, Organa’s CBD infused salve is a natural pain reliever. It consists of organic coconut oil, shea butter, CBD hemp oil, beeswax, organic almond oil, organic green tea and organic peppermint.

Coconut butter – Anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, moisturizer and aid in the treatment of dry skin and eczema, accelerated wound healing.

Shea Butter – Moisturizer for your skin, soothing, anti-aging, healing properties.

CBD Hemp Oil – Anti-inflammatory, anti irritation, speeds up cell re growth.

Beeswax – Anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial properties, anti aging, can help reduce acne.

Almond Oil – Vitamin E oil keeps your skin cells healthy, protects your skin from UV damage, helps your skin look smooth, soft, and free of fine lines, fatty acids help skin retain moisture and heal damaged skin, Vitamin A oil can help reduce acne.

Green Tea – anti aging, fights oily skin, clears pores, exfoliates, caffeine reduces redness and puffiness.

Peppermint – soothing and cooling

Our salve starts combating inflammation and irritation within minutes of application and can be applied as much or as little as needed. Contains 160mg per 2.25mg

 

Benefits of Carrot Seed Oil

Carrot seed oil is an essential oil produced when seeds and plant from wild carrots are steam distilled. Wild carrots are not like the orange carrots you are used to eating but are actually a flower that can be white or purple with a deep taproot under ground and these carrots are not commonly eaten by humans.

Carrot seed oil has many medical benefits due to its unique properties. This oil is antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidizing and antiseptic. It also has carminative (flatulent-reducing), and diuretic (urine-stimulating) properties.

Some of the things carrot seed oil is best for:

Wound care – Carrot seed oil carries antiseptic properties to fight against bacteria and fungi. Applied topically, it may help in reducing infections on the skin or in minor wounds. This also makes it a great remedy for fresh tattoo care.

Try our CBD tattoo aftercare with carrot seed oil!

Skin and Hair – Carrot seed oil is an antioxidant, which are substances that prevent damaging oxidation in the body caused by free-radicals or agents, this gives it an anti aging effect making it a common ingredient in skin care products . Carrot seed oil also contains stimulant properties, which can improve overall scalp and hair health.

Digestive Health – Because of its cleansing and diuretic properties carrot seed oil is great for indigestion, water retention and bloating.

 

 

 

 

CBD & Tolerance

Tolerance is a concept describing a subjects reduced reaction to a drug following repeated/prolonged use. It is commonly known that THC found in cannabis produces tolerance. When someone ingests THC it tightly binds to your CB1 receptors and overtime this will decrease the amount of available receptors therefore decreasing the effect of the drug.

Recent studies have shown that CBD actually has the opposite effect as THC and produces what is called reverse tolerance. This occurs because CBD increases the bodies natural production of endocannabinoids. Due to this reverse tolerance effect its actually probable you will need to lower your dose as time goes on. There are a few reasons why some people believe that have developed a tolerance when in-fact that is not the case. Changing the CBD product you use often may cause lowered results due to variance in potency or added ingredients. It is also possible to achieve CBD saturation which simply means your body is holding as much CBD as it physically can, if this occurs you simply need to take a day or 2 off and then everything will be back to normal.

CBD & Psychosis

Psychosis on its own is not a disorder but in-fact it is a symptom that can be caused by:
-Schizophrenia
-Dementia
-Brain tumours
-Bi-Polar disorder
-Major depressive disorder
-Trauma
-Postpartum
-Substance abuse/Substance withdrawl

A person displaying psychosis is defined as an individual that has sensory experiences of things that do not exist and/or carries beliefs that have no basis in reality. Some other symptoms can be disorganization, scattered thoughts and speech, catatonia and difficulty concentrating.

There is currently a major need for an alternative way to treat psychosis because current available prescription anti-psychotics all have severe negative side effects. This results in many people experiencing psychosis to be less inclined to medicate. Some side effects from anti-psychotics include:
-Muscle/joint stiffness
-Shakiness
-Low energy
-Weight gain
-Hormonal imbalance causing decreased libido
-Constipation
-Dry mouth
-Blurred vision

Many recent studies have shown that CBD is a promising alternative for treating psychosis. A study was done with over 500 psychosis patients where some were treated with CBD and others with placebo. After the 8-week trial had completed, the researchers found significant changes in the CBD group when compared to the placebo group. Psychotic symptoms had significantly decreased from baseline by the end of the study. Most notably, patients from the CBD group were rated as “improved” by their treating physicians significantly more often than those from the placebo group. Another study was done on several psychosis patients where half were dosed with CBD, half with placebo and then they preformed cognitive tasks under a brain scan. The CBD group showed that brain activity had been successfully regulated in 3 different sections of the brain; the striatum, the medial temporal cortex and the midbrain. While there is still lots of research to be done surrounding CBD for the treatment of psychosis is has been proven that it is helping and CBD as a method of treatment for psychosis is already being recommended by physicians.

RECOMMENDED ORGANA CBD PRODUCTS FOR PSYCHOSIS:
-ORGANA CBD HUMAN TINCTURE
-ORGANA CBD CAPSULES
-ORGANA CBD ISOLATE

CBD+THC and the Herpes Simplex Virus

The Herpes Simplex Virus(HSV) is a widespread virus that can cause ailments such as cold sores, genital herpes, chickenpox and mono. Studies have shown 50%-90% of the population carry either HSV 1 or HSV 2 and as of today it remains incurable. HSV is a retrovirus which means it is able to lay dormant in your body without detection from your immune system. It does this by inserting itself into your DNA. Even though there is no permanent cure, there are ways to suppress the unpleasant symptoms. Symptoms include; swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, headaches, blisters, inflammation, redness, cracked skin, itching and pain.

CBD can help with ALL of these symptoms. CBD is known to be a natural anti-inflammatory. A study by the London school of Pharmacology showed CBD has great capability to fend off foreign pathogens in the body. Applying CBD topically to sores will help decrease redness, itching, pain and cracking skin. Ingesting CBD through tincture, capsule or edible is also beneficial to HSV symptoms, helping with pain, enlarged lymph nodes, headaches and also just getting rid of the general blah feeling that comes with an outbreak.

THC does not suppress the detectable symptoms of HSV but since the first study by the University of South Florida in 1991 many more studies have confirmed that THC lowered the ability of the virus to cause an outbreak by 80%. THC inhibits HSV by targeting the ORF50 protein which is essential for HSV to come out of its dormant state. So while THC does not decrease symptoms during an outbreak, regular use can drastically decrease the frequency of outbreaks.

ORGANA GIFT GUIDE – $25 AND UNDER

You did it again. You got caught up in all the curveballs life brings that you completely ran out of time to research thoughtful gifts for all the loved ones in your life. Oops!

Well, have no fear. Even if you leave your shopping to the very last minute, there are still plenty of no-fail gift ideas you can pick up at Organa. To help get you going, here are 25 last-minute  gift ideas you can count on!

  1. Lavender Lotion – #1 RECOMMENDED

Made in Beautiful British Columbia, Organa’s CBD Infused Lavender Lotion drenches your skin in ultimate moisturization! Formulated with all organic ingredients, this lotion is ultra-moisturizing as well as soothing for the skin. With CBD to help combat irritation and inflammation, this product is perfect for those that suffer from eczema or other skin related conditions!

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-cbd-infused-lotion/

2. CBD Infused Blue Dream Bath Bomb

Step into Tropical Blue Waters with this exciting new Organa Bath Bomb created ,with top-quality organic ingredients, in Beautiful British Columbia!

Ingredients & Effects:

Baking Soda – exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Epsom Salt – skin softener, exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Pure Lemon Citric Acid – antioxidant, rich in vitamin C

Corn Starch – oily skin treatment

CBD Blend Oil – reduces; anxiety, depression and nausea

Indigo – promotes skin healing

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-cbd-blue-dream-bath-bomb/

3. CBD Infused Rose & Mint Bath Bomb

When two ingredients really love each other, they come together to make a bath bomb so relaxing, it’s irresistible! This sensuous blend of rose and peppermint oil is unleashed the moment this baby hits the water. As it dissolves, its rich, rose scent envelopes you in delightfully calming experience.

Ingredients & Effects

Baking Soda – exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Epsom Salt – skin softener, exfoliator, anti-inflammatory

Pure Lemon Citric Acid – antioxidant, rich in vitamin C

Corn Starch – oily skin treatment

Beet Root – antioxidant

CBD Blend Oil – reduces anxiety, depression and nausea

Rose – anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, moisturizing, relaxing

Peppermint – reduces; nausea, headaches and stress

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-rosemint-bath-bomb/

4. CBD Infused Berries

Eat as necessary, great for those who suffer from ; insomnia, anxiety, depression, chronic pain.

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Gelatin, Raspberry and Blackberry Concentrates, CBD Blend Oil, Citric Acid, Natural Flavours, Caranuba Wax.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-berry-candy/

5. CBD Infused Cocoa Cookie

Chocolate, Chocolate, and more Chocolate! Plus a little CBD to top it all off. This little goodie is perfection!

Ingredients: Organic Flour, Organic Cane Sugar, Organic Butter, CBD Oil, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Egg, Vanilla Extract.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-cinnamon-cocoa-sugar-cookie/

6. CBD Infused Canna Leaf Chocolates

This edible is a great choice for those suffering with anxiety, depression, insomnia or chronic pain. The conveniently sized pieces make for these an easy pain reliever with just one bite!

Ingredients: Sugar, Oil, Milk, Whey Powder, CBD Blend Oil, Soy Concentrate, Salt, Artificial Flavour.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/seasonal-cbd-chocolate-pot-leafs/

7. CBD Infused Instant Coffee

Our CBD instant coffee is formulated to help in the treatment of Arthritis, Inflammation, Chronic Pain, Cancer, Seizures, Anxiety and Depression, IBS, Poor Appetite and so much more. Recommended used is 1 tsp (20mg CBD) every morning to start your day!

10 servings = $2 a coffee!

Ingredients: 200mg CBD hemp, Instant Coffee.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-cbd-instant-coffee/

8. CBD & THC Infused Tea

We have  formulated a cannabis tea to help reduce anxiety, depression, insomnia, chronic pain, digestive issues and so much more. This tea is a great choice to help you relax after a long day. We recommend you seperate your tea among 3-4 portions. Steep for approximately 3 minutes before consuming.

Please consume your tea responsibly.

Ingredients: Dried AAAA Cannabis, Orange Pekoe, Peppermint, Chamomile and Black Tea.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-thc-cbd-loose-leaf-tea/

9. CBD & THC Infused Gummies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with these yummy CBD and THC Infused Gummies!

Ingredients: Glucose Syrup, Sugar, Gelatin, Natural and Artificial Flavour, Carnauba Wax, Cannabis Extracts.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-thc-cbd-gummies/

10. THC Infused Sour Key

Ingredients: Sour keys (sugar, corn syrup, corn starch, gelatin, citric acid, artificial flavors.) Organic Cacao Butter, Cannabutter, Organic Coconut Oil, Cane Sugar.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-thc-chocolate-sour-key/

11. CBD Infused Lavender Bath Salts

Ingredients & Effects:

Epsom Salt – skin softener, anti-inflammatory, exfoliator

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting

Vitamin E Oil- nutrient, antioxidant

Lavender – treats insomnia, anxiety and depression

Beet Root – antioxidant

Pour ¼ cup in to your bath, sit back and relax. For best results; stay in bath for 10—15 minutes.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-lavender-bath-salt/

12. CBD Infused Chamomile Bath Salts

Ingredients & Effects:

Epsom Salt – skin softener, anti-inflammatory, exfoliator,

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting,

Vitamin E Oil- nutrient, antioxidant,

Chamomile – treats insomnia, anti-inflammatory,

Turmeric – anti-inflammatory, anti-depressant, antioxidant.

Pour ¼ cup in to your bath, sit back and relax. For best results; stay in bath for 10—15 minutes.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-chamomile-bath-salt/

13. CBD infused Lavender Soap

Ingredients & Effects:

Coconut Oil – moisturizer, deep cleanser

Lavender – treats insomnia, anxiety and depression

Beet Root – antioxidant

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting

Vitamin E Oil – nutrient, antioxidant

Sodium Hydroxide – forms soap

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-lavender-soap/

14. CBD Infused Chamomile Soap

Ingredients & Effects:

Coconut Oil – moisturizer, deep cleanser

Olive Oil – skin softener, moisturizer

Chamomile – antioxidant, acne fighter, moisturizer

CBD Blend Oil – acne fighter, reduces anxiety, depression, nausea and vomiting

Vitamin E Oil – nutrient, antioxidant

Sodium Hydroxide – forms soap

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/cbd-infused-chamomile-soap/

15. CBD Infused Coffee Scrub

COFFEE AND CBD help fade sun spots, signal tissue repair, inhibit DNA Damage from the sun, promote blood circulation and  retain hydration. They are powerhouses of antioxidants and protect the skin from free-radical damage.

Uses:

Moisturizer, Skin Softener, Antioxidant, Acne Fighter, cellulite minimizer, Exfoliant, Deep Cleansing.

CBD – Reduces Anxiety, Depression, Nausea and Vomiting.

Ingredients: Coffee, Epsom Salt, Coconut Oil, CBD Hemp Oil, Vitamin E Oil.

https://organawellnesscentre.com/product/organa-coffee-scrub/

CBD & Pregnancy

 

CBD, also known as Cannabidiol, is a compound found within the cannabis plant. Although there is not significant research outlining the beneficial or negative effects of CBD, many people around the world use it for therapeutic purposes. Unlike another common compound found in cannabis like THC, CBD does not provide mind-altering effects. In other words, CBD will NOT get you high.

When a woman becomes pregnant, everything she comes into contact with can potentially affect her fetus. While there are several beneficial products that women can take, such as prenatal vitamins, other substances negatively impact the fetus. These can include certain types of foods, prescription medications, over-the-counter drugs, and illegal substances.

If you are wondering if you can take CBD oil while you are pregnant, schedule a meeting with your doctor. Although there is limited research on the effects of CBD on a fetus, your provider will be able to determine whether or not you should use CBD hemp oil while you are pregnant. Many women report that they use CBD oil during pregnancy in order to reduce pregnancy-related nausea.

In general, using CBD while one is pregnant is thought to be safer than smoking cannabis itself or THC-rich products.

There is a lack of conclusive data to determine the effects of CBD hemp oil on a fetus. However, it is known that a growing fetus is equipped with an endocannabinoid system, even when the fetus is only composed of two cells. This system is in all humans and even some animals. The endocannabinoid system is a system composed of endocannabinoids, which are neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors.

In a study conducted on mouse embryos, researchers found that the compound THC inhibited the development of the embryos which contained less than eight cells. Another natural cannabinoid found in the human body, anandamide, also stopped the embryos from developing. CBD can increase levels of anandamide, so there may be negative effects associated with CBD use during pregnancy. It is important to note that this was a study conducted on mice and the results may not be transferable to human subjects.

CBD & Breastfeeding

Given the lack of relevant research, one of the most significant findings of the last decade in this sphere is the fact that cannabinoids are found naturally in human breast milk. Several studies have confirmed that breast milk contains the same cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant and they are crucial for correct human development.

Endocannabinoids help teach a newborn baby how to eat by stimulating the process of suckling. If these endocannabinoids didn’t exist, babies wouldn’t know how to eat nor would they have the desire.

If you have any questions about using substances or medications while you are pregnant, including CBD, you should always speak with your doctor before trying anything new. Your doctor will be able to determine if the potential benefits of CBD hemp oil and other medications outweigh the risks of using the product during pregnancy.