CBD and How It Helps Pain

According to one study posted to Neurotherapeutics, this is because CBD itself does very little to the ECS. Instead, it activates or inhibits other compounds in the endocannabinoid system.​

For instance, CBD stops the body from the degradation of anandamide, one compound associated with regulating pain. Increased levels of anandamide in the bloodstream may reduce the amount of pain a person feels.​

Various levels and combinations of cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids provide many benefits to the human body, dilating blood vessels, stimulating bone growth, protecting damaged brain cells, killing certain kinds of cancer cells, preventing seizure, controlling muscle spasticity, killing viruses and bacteria to name a few. It is the combination of varying levels of cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavonoids that seem to make the most effective medicine for specific symptoms and dis-eases – the isolated components appear to be less effective but nonetheless still therapeutic.​

Cannabis has been found to ease general pain, chemo induced neuropathy, and nausea, as well as increase appetite and reverse wasting. It is also effective in controlling muscles spasms and seizures, healing damaged brain cells, protecting against the ravages of Alzheimer’s, and is an effective antioxidant.​

Cannabidiol (CBD) is Not Psychoactive

One of the most crucially important qualities of CBD is its lack of psycho-activity. In layperson’s terms, this means that cannabidiol won’t get you high. Unlike THC, the cannabinoid with the legendary power of producing euphoric sensations, Cannabidiol “CBD” is inert. ​

​CBD derived from the HEMP plant (the male Cannabis plant) is completely LEGAL, where CBD derived from the Cannabis plant (the female/ bud producing plant) is currently still illegal in Canada. Technically speaking, its THC—the cannabinoid that gets you high—which is illicit. The rules governing hemp are quite different from the restrictions placed on cannabis. Organa possesses an active business license because all of our products contain the legal limit of THC .3% or less per bottle/ package. ​

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 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.

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!

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.