How CBD and THC Can Help With Your Arthritis

 

  Arthritis affects 1 in 5 Canadians everyday. The two most common kind of arthritis are:

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA): a disease where a persons body attacks their joints, causing inflammation. it commonly affects the hands and feet amd leads to painful, swollen and stiff joints

Osteoarthritis (OA): a degenerative disease that affects joint, cartilage and bones causing paint and stiffness, most commonly in the hips, knees and thumb joints.

  CBD affects your immune system, which naturally makes it helpful for an autoimmune conditions like RA. Studies published in the Journal Rheumatology from DR. Sheng-Ming Dai of China’s Second Military Medical University found that CB2 receptors are found in unusually high levels in the joint tissue or arthritis patients. The use of cannabis is shown to fight inflammation in the joints by activating the pathways of the CB2 receptors.

  But it’s not just CBD that can lend a helping hand. “Chronic pain is a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis, and when it comes to chronic pain, we have 9,000 patient years of data showing that THC [the active ingredient in cannabis] effectively treats it,” says Jahan Marcu, PhD, the Chief Scientific Officer for Americans for Safe Access, an organization devoted to the legalization of cannabis for therapeutic use. “Cannabinoids stop the transmission of pain and decrease inflammation, and that’s very important for people with joint issues.” On a basic level, THC is anti-inflammatory and analgesic (it kills pain), and it’s also known to reduce the anxiety and depression that goes with diseases (especially ailments that are cause a loss of mobility like rheumatoid arthritis). Have you ever read about how smoking weed can cause seizure patients to relax? Based on similar physiological principles, people with chronic pain and stiff joints may find that their body naturally loosens when using marijuana.

  Essentially, all of these scientific studies support one of the key principles of medicinal marijuana: that both non-psychoactive CBD and psychoactive THC work wonders for those suffering from joint pain.

  People have been using marijuana as a source of pain relief for thousands of years. Gooey Rabinski, an aptly named author considering he writes about that sweet Mary-Jane, writes, “Until the dawn of the 20th century, pot—albeit in tincture form, not smoked—was the primary form of pain killer in the United States. One hundred years ago, if a young girl skinned her knee, she was given a marijuana tincture, not an orange and white Bayer aspirin.”

  THC is omnipresent, but CBD has been historically more difficult to come across. However, in the contemporary golden age of cannabis culture, CBD is readily available to be vaped, smoked, applied topically, or taken as a tincture.

  One thing’s for sure: for those suffering from chronic pain in their joints, a little bit of chronic can go a long way. Give CBD a shot, you might love the effects. We rely on CBD after every ski day, backpacking trip, and workout—there’s just nothing better from a natural pain relief and relaxation standpoint.

CBD and Autism

 

Many people are now familiar with the videos of children with seizure disorders being calmed and treated completely with cannabis. Similarly, we are beginning to see more and more “anecdotal evidence” that CB2 receptor is found to help the management of autism. In fact, a 2013 study at the Second University in Naples, Italy in association with the Medical School at Stanford University in California found that a malfunctioning or otherwise unhealthy endocannabinoid system may contribute to autism. 

The Autism Research Institute has described that the use of medical marijuana has had improved symptoms such as  “anxiety, aggression, panic disorder, generalized rage, tantrums, property destruction and self-injurious behaviour.” The aforementioned 2013 study in Italy by Dr. Piomelli and Dr. Manzoni has revealed critically important discoveries about the “Bliss Molecule” anandamide and how cannabis compounds like CBD and THC can be used to stimulate imbalances in the body’s endocannabinoid system and directly helping to treat autism patients in the process. They both consider Cannabis as an optimal contributor to scientific approaches to the disorder.

The endocannabinoid system is not only important in regulating healthy behavior, it is now being shown to improve dysfunctional behaviours characterized in autistic patients. Our body’s endocannabinoid system also produces oxytocin which is essential in learning and social behavior. The chaos characterized by the Autism spectrum appears to be calmed significantly by inducing natural cannabinoids to out system. According to Dr.Bernard D. Rimland from the Autism Research Institute, the research and studies all show the need to take advantage of “relatively safe drugs like marijuana.. the reports we are seeing from parents indicate that medical marijuana often works when no other treatments, drugs or non-drugs, have helped.”

 

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CBD and Anxiety

 

 

Anxiety-related disorders affect a huge segment of our population – 3 million Canadians (11.6%) aged 18 years or older. In response, Pharmaceutical companies have developed numerous drugs to treat anxiety-related disorders, from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft to tranquilizers (the most popular class being benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax)

CBD has powerful anti-anxiety properties. Administered acutely (“as needed”), it is safe, well-tolerated, and may be beneficial to treat a number of anxiety-related disorders, including:

  • Panic Disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Mild to moderate Depression

  Researchers noted: “The fast onset of antidepressant action of CBD and the simultaneous  anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects would solve some of the main limitations of current antidepressant therapies.”

  In a study researchers found: After consuming CBD, participants reported a significant decrease in anxiety. Researchers validated patients subjective reports by preforming brain scans showing  cerebral blood flow patterns consistent with an anti-anxiety effects. In another small study, researchers had patients preform a simulated public speaking test. Participants reported significantly less anxiety, findings reported by objective anxiety indicators like heart rate and blood pressure. researchers concluded, “[CBD] significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in their speech performance,” whereas the placebo group experienced “higher anxiety, cognitive impairment, [and] discomfort.”

 

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CBD and Heart Disease

  CBD relaxes the arterial walls of the Heart. Studies have shown that CBD helps in relaxing the arterial walls. This relieves tension within the blood vessels. Relaxing the arterial walls protects arteries against inflammation. CBD has been proven effective as a way of reducing metabolic issues of increased glucose responses that are present in most heart disease sufferers. That’s because it decreases the permeability of the arterial wall.

  Heart Disease can cause inflammation- CBD can relieve that. There is a lot of inflammation in heart disease patients. New studies show that the anti-inflammatory and immune modulating abilities of CBD coupled with its antioxidant effects provide protection to the heart against tissue damage, This damage occurs when the condition leads to lack of blood and oxygen supply. Additionally, CBD provides protection to the heart against cardiomyopathy. This is a condition that causes thickening and hardening as well as eventual limitation of blood flow. Studies have shown that CBD stops the production of endotoxin. These are pro-inflammatory cytokines that cause progression of the heart condition. As such, by inhibiting their production, CBD helps in the therapeutic aid of the heart disease.

  CBD Could Help With Arterial Plaque Reduction.  Arterial plaque is usually a significant factor of heart disease. Thats because once plaque builds up on the arterial walls, it hinders the heart from pumping blood properly. CBD has been proven effective in decreasing plaque adhesion on the arterial walls. This is very important since the heart disease progresses when the plaque continues to build up on the arterial wall.

 
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Hemp Seed Oil vs CBD Oil

  Hemp seed oil and CBD oil are similar in some ways however there are some important differences. First lets take a look at what they are and how to distinguish the two.

 What is Hemp seed oil? Hemp seed oil is extracted from the seed of the hemp plant, the seeds contain as much as 50%of their weight in oil. While it can be extracted from all of the plants in the cannabis family, industrial hemp is the only plant this oil is made from, this kind of hemp is specifically produced industrially and the amount of psychoactive substances contained are minimal.

 Hemp seed oil is used for making things like lotions and soaps and is a great moisturizer for after the shower. It can be used as a base for different forms of plastic instead of using petroleum and can even be used in the production of eco-friendly paints compared to petroleum based paints. Hemp oil is amazing to use in cooking, it can give a nice nutty and crispy taste to your food like in a salad or can be used to replace other vegetable oils.

 What is CBD oil? CBD is one of the most vital components of marijuana. CBD, otherwise known as Cannabidiol, is the natural component of both hemp or cannabis. CBD oil is cannabis oil that has a significant content of cannabidiol and is made from flower, leaves and stalks of the plant, not from the seed. The extraction methods vary, but the safest known process is the oil based method, where the plant is soaked in a carrier oil- typically hemp or olive- to separate the components. Contrast this with the unsafe solvent-based approach that pushes butane, hexane or alcohol through the plant to extract the chemicals. Larger better funded operations may also opt to use a CO2-based approach which places the material under high pressure. This method offers the safest alternative and produces the purest end product.

  CBD is used most in the medical marijuana industry to help various conditions without the typical intoxicating effects of marijuana. CBD can be used for the treatment of cancer, inflammation, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, seizures, neurodegenerative disorders and so much more. CBD can be put into many things to get results for example soaps, lotions, salves, tinctures, food and candy, shampoos and capsules to name a few, depending on the issue you are trying to treat.

  Hemp and Marijuana are cousins in the plant world but marijuana has a much higher THC content than hemp. Hemp contains low levels of CBD– typically less than 25 parts per million, while CBD oil can have up to 15 percent CBD. Unlike CBD, Hemp has a strong nutritional value, as it is high in polyunsaturated fats like Omega-6 and Omega-3 as well as Vitamin E.

 

CBD and Parkinson’s

  The endocannabinoid system and digestive imbalance play major roles in Parkinson’s disease. Research on CBD, THC and THCV has demonstrated that cannabis medicine may help PD symptoms.

While current Parkinson’s medication seeks to redress the depletion of dopamine, the main focus of current cannabinoid research is into the neuroprotective, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties of the plant. Even the US Federal Government has patented cannabinoids as neuroprotectants and antioxidants for the treatment of diseases of the central nervous symptoms. CBD scavengers the free radicals that cause oxidative stress, commonly believed to be a precursor to Parkinson’s.

Other properties that make CBD a potentially preferred therapeutic aid for Parkinson Disease include:

  • Immune modulation
  • Anti-arthritic agent
  • Anxiolytic properties
  • Anti-convulsant
  • Anti-inflammatory agent
  • Antiemetic effects
  • Antipsychotic effects

    Studies have shown that when patients with Parkinson’s disease use CBD as a therapeutic aid, they show improvements in sleep, pain, bradykinesia, tremors, rigidity, motor impairments, and disability. Additionally, CBD helps in the reduction of pain and motor symptoms within 30 minutes of administration. The fact that CBD is anxiolytic enables it to improve mood and sleep patterns while decrease sufferers.

 

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CBD And Working Out

 

  Studies conducted on the effects of CBD on the body have shown that CBD drastically reduces cortisol levels in the body. Cortisol is basically the hormone produced by the body to manage stress. Cortisol, sometimes referred to as the stress hormone, is responsible for the hindering of muscle growth in the body

  What CBD actually does is regulate blood sugar levels so that less insulin is produced by the body. Less insulin in the blood stream means that less glucose is converted into fat and is instead burned as energy. In the end, less fat cells are created which translates to reduced body fat, and you get more energy to power your workout routines. On top of this, CBD can aid in countering the side effects intense workout. CBD has been shown to drastically reduce pain and inflammation in muscles. Intense exercise can sometimes take its toll on the body when this happens, you need to have a reliable dietary supplement that can get you back in shape.

  CBD also helps treat Cancer, Diabetes, Chronic Pain, PTSD, Heart Disease, IDD, Autism, Anxiety, Depression, Mental Disorders, ADHD, Fibromyalgia, Eating Disorders, IBS, Parkinson’s, MS, Auto Immune Disorders, Sleep, Seizures, Stroke and MUCH MORE!

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Differences between THC and CBD

      

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidoil (CBD) are two types of cannabinoids found naturally in the resin of the marijuana plant, Cannabis sativa. Both of these substances interact with the cannabinoid receptors found in the human body, but the effects brought on by these compounds couldn’t be more opposite. For this reason, CBD is used more often for medical treatments then THC. THC is found in the cannabis plant which is a flower plant of three species, Sativa, Indica and Ruderalis. CBD is found in both cannabis and hemp plants. The hemp plant only shows traces of THC, small traces of THC is needed to activate the CBD oil in your body.

  CBD has the same chemical formula as THC however the atoms are arranged slightly different. This slight difference caused the THC to create a psychoactive affect, While CBD lacks that as an influence. CBD accounts for up to 40%of cannabis extracts. Its plentiful nature, coupled with its failure to produce a “High” effect, make it a strong running mate for medical proposes. Some effects of CBD can be a decrease in anxiety and a decrease in inflammation, relief from convolutions and nausea, and a reduction of psychoactive symptoms. Studies have shown CBD can help with lowering feelings of depression and social anxiety, side effects of cancer treatment like nausea and increased appetite and reducing psychotic symptoms that come with Schizophrenia.

  THC is the main psychoactive component of the marijuana plant, or the primary agent responsible for creating the feeling of being “high”. This compound works by imitating the effects of anandamide, a neurotransmitter produced naturally by the human body to help modulate sleeping and eating habits as well as the perception of pain. Effects of THC can be the feeling of relaxation, fatigue, reduced aggression, hunger, and the altered sense of sight, smell and hearing. Research shows that THC may help in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis by improving spasticity and bladder function while reducing spasms and central pain, alleviates symptoms and stimulates appetite and eating.

  Taking CBD and THC both topically and internally is a healthy, natural and safe way to reduce the toxic load of chemicals you are putting into your body. Your body absorbs everything you put on your skin and what you ingest. Take a second next time you put on A535, for example- after the gym for pain, and read the ingredients. The chemicals absorb into your liver which can actually cause liver failure. Nobody wants to live with pain of any kind. Here at Organa we want to make sure you have the right educated information in choosing the best THC and CBD products, to help you get through your day to day activities without pumping your body full of pain medications. Simply call or email us with any questions you may have.

 

CBD and Cancer

CBD and other chemicals found in cannabis show signs of anti-tumor effects and could be used to improve standard treatments.

  • CBD successfully stopped cancer cells in multiple different cervical cancer cells.
  • CBD increased tumor cell death in leukemia and colon cancer.

In some case CBD even decreased human glioma cell growth and invasion, suggesting a possible role of CBD as an anti-tumor agent.

Cannabinoids may be promising tools in combination therapy for breast and prostate cancer, due to their direct anti-tumor effects, their ability to improve the effectiveness of conventional anti-tumor drugs, and their usefulness as a treatment to reduce pain.

Anticancer Mechanisms:
CBD decreased the ability of cancer cells to produce energy, leading to their death.
Treatment with CBD can help lymphokine-activated killer (LAK) cells kill cancer cells better.
CBD also blocks CPR55 signaling, decreasing cancer cell proliferation

A number of small studies have found that CBD can be helpful in treating nausea and vomiting from cancer chemotherapy, as well as treatment of neuropathic pain caused by damaged nerves.

 

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How does Cannabidiol Interact with the body?

All of the 60-plus cannabinoids unique to the plant genus Cannabis interact with our bodies thanks to a network of neurons called the Endocannabinoid system. The Endocannabinoid system runs throughout your body and it’s loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce to your bloodstream when you consume Cannabis or hemp. It’s the chemical interactions of those bonds that create a wide and largely unknown series of responses in your body.

Without distorting the science too much, you could say that human beings are “hard-wired” for cannabis. The endocannabinoid system runs deep and touches all of the major systems of the body. And that’s why cannabis can do so many things for us, from altering and regulating moods to stimulating appetites and reducing pain. Even though cannabidiol (CBD) has no toxicity for humans—meaning, it doesn’t make you intoxicated (i.e. high)—it is highly reactive with the Endocannabinoid system. To put things as simply as possible, CBD makes things happen. When it binds to the Endocannabinoid system’s receptors, it stimulates all kinds of changes in the body. Most of those changes are incredibly beneficial, and researchers keep uncovering real and potential medical uses for them.