New study about cannabis and Covid-19

Scientists are rapidly searching for ways to reduce the threat of COVID-19 and they are beginning to turn to the cannabis industry.

Covid-19, which has kept many of us at home on our couches for the past several months, doesn’t yet have a cure or a vaccine. But researchers in Alberta, Canada have found that our nation’s favorite plant might hold the secret weapon to curb the spread of the virus.

The study was published on Preprints, an online platform dedicated to getting research out there, and while it has yet to be peer-reviewed, the preliminary findings are very intriguing to say the least.

Researchers at the University of Lethbridge looked at over 400 Health Canada-approved THC- and CBD-dominant strains, and found that 13 of them—particularly sativa strains with high CBD content can down-regulate the protein receptor ACE2, which is targeted by the coronavirus in the mouth, lungs, gastrointestinal tract, and elsewhere in the body.

In other words, because some cannabis strains can interact with the same receptors COVID-19 would, consuming them may reduce your chances of contracting the virus. And not in an insignificant way: the study suggests some strains were able to reduce virus receptor activity by up to 73%.

Keep in mind that the study has yet to be peer-reviewed which is a critical step in the validation process, and that scientists haven’t even tested the process on humans.

The existing research was performed on artificial 3D models that mimic body parts, like airways and intestinal tissues. At this point, there is no way of knowing with certainty whether these strains of cannabis that worked on the 3D models would act the same way on real humans.

Researchers do point out that these strains, especially when taken as an easy-to-consume oral product such as an oil or mouth spray, could be used as part of a prevention plan to help limit the spread of infection. So, it is by no means a vaccine, but it could help with protection yourself.

“The extracts of our most successful and novel high CBD C sativa lines, pending further investigation, may become a useful and safe addition to the treatment of COVID-19 as an adjunct therapy,” said the study’s lead researcher, Dr. Igor Kovalchuk. “Given the current dire and rapidly evolving epidemiological situation, every possible therapeutic opportunity and avenue must be considered.”

 

Link to study:

preprints202004.0315.v1 (1)

CBD & COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

The Differences Between Bacteria and Viruses

Although bacteria and viruses are both too small to be seen without a microscope, they’re as different as giraffes and goldfish.

Bacteria are relatively complex, single-celled creatures, many with a rigid wall, and a thin, rubbery membrane surrounding the fluid inside the cell. They can reproduce on their own. Fossilized records show that bacteria have existed for about 3.5 billion years, and bacteria can survive in different environments, including extreme heat and cold, radioactive waste, and the human body.

Most bacteria are harmless, and some actually help by digesting food, destroying disease-causing microbes, fighting cancer cells, and providing essential nutrients. Fewer than 1% of bacteria cause diseases in people.

Viruses are tinier: the largest of them are smaller than the smallest bacteria. All they have is a protein coat and a core of genetic material, either RNA or DNA. Unlike bacteria, viruses can’t survive without a host. They can only reproduce by attaching themselves to cells. In most cases, they reprogram the cells to make new viruses until the cells burst and die. In other cases, they turn normal cells into malignant or cancerous cells.

Also unlike bacteria, most viruses do cause disease, and they’re quite specific about the cells they attack. For example, certain viruses attack cells in the liver, respiratory system, or blood. In some cases, viruses target bacteria.

How COVID-19  Spreads

Person-to-person spread

The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person.

Between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet).

Through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes.

These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the lungs.

Can someone spread the virus without being sick?

People are thought to be most contagious when they are most symptomatic (the sickest).

Some spread might be possible before people show symptoms; there have been reports of this occurring with this new coronavirus, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

Spread from contact with contaminated surfaces or objects

It may be possible that a person can get COVID-19 by touching a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touching their own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes, but this is not thought to be the main way the virus spreads.

How easily the virus spreads

How easily a virus spreads from person-to-person can vary. Some viruses are highly contagious (spread easily), like measles, while other viruses do not spread as easily. Another factor is whether the spread is sustained, spreading continually without stopping.

Watch for symptoms

Reported illnesses have ranged from mild symptoms to severe illness and death for confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases.

The following symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure.*

  • Fever
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath

Take steps to protect yourself

Clean your hands often

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick
  • Put distance between yourself and other people if COVID-19 is spreading in your community. This is especially important for people who are at higher risk of getting very sick.
  • Take steps to protect others

Stay home if you’re sick

Stay home if you are sick, except to get medical care.

Cover coughs and sneezes

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.

Wear a facemask if you are sick

If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.

If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.

Clean and disinfect

Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.

If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

CBD for Illness

While CBD is no penicillin, some doctors now believe the cannabinoid can be used to combat cold symptoms as a supplement. CBD could help reduce body aches and fever. That’s because of interleukins, a glycoprotein responsible for immune system regulation. CBD can impact your body’s production of interleukins, therefore bolstering the immune system.

CBD, a known anti-inflammatory, can lower inflammation and irritation caused by a sore throat. In a similar manner, CBD can open nasal and sinus passageways, helping those with a stuffy nose breathe easier. The best tactic, however, is to combine CBD use with another superfood like turmeric to boost anti-inflammatory effects.

By the way, this idea of CBD being a cure to cold and flu symptoms isn’t necessarily new. Robert Melamede, who previously served as the chair of the biology department at the University of Colorado Boulder, claimed 10 years ago that scientists should focus on treating cold and flu symptoms with cannabis.

“Contemporary antiviral medical technology is currently inadequate to meet the world’s immediate challenges,” Melamede said. “We believe that cannabis extract-based medicines can reduce influenza deaths.”

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CBD & Diverticulitis

What is Diverticulitis?
Many people form small pouches in their intestines called diverticula. Diverticula do not cause harm on their own, but they can get infected. When you have an infection in your diverticula, you have diverticulitis, which causes uncomfortable symptoms.
Diverticulitis can have a fast or slow onset of symptoms. The infection causes pain in the lower-left abdomen for many patients. A patient with diverticulitis can also experience diarrhea, constipation, vomiting, nausea or fever. Patients who have chronic diverticulitis sometimes have mental health symptoms because of the added stress that comes with the condition.
The severity of diverticulitis varies by case. When you have mild diverticulitis, you may need antibiotics, a liquid diet and over-the-counter painkillers. Complicated diverticulitis can cause colon damage and needs professional care. You can use CBD to relieve some of the symptoms of any degree of the condition.

How can CBD help treat Diverticulitis?
CBD reduces pain and inflammation to relieve the symptoms of diverticulitis. Instead of attaching to receptors like most cannabinoids, CBD boosts other parts of the system. It blocks FAAH, a fatty acid that breaks down the endocannabinoid anandamide. The ECS creates anandamide to regulate mood and the pain response.
When CBD blocks FAAH, your body can increase its anandamide levels. The higher amount of anandamide reduces the amount of pro-inflammatory cells in your immune system. When it reaches your diverticula, it attaches to the receptors on them to mitigate their immune response. While scientists don’t understand the full reason, CBD also decreases bowel motility, relieving diarrhea symptoms.
Some cases of diverticulitis develop as a side effect of painkillers. If you have recurring cases of diverticulitis caused by your medication, CBD can help. CBD can act as a supplement or replacement for painkillers that cause diverticulitis. Since it reduces inflammation, it also addresses the pain caused by the inflammatory response. The anandamide preserved by CBD regulates pain signals, lowering their severity.


Products we recommend for Diverticulitis:

CBD Infused Human Tincture (30ml or 50ml)

PMS Pain Pack

Skin Conditions that can be treated with CBD

1. Eczema
It has been suggested that treating the endocannabinoid system with cannabinoids such as CBD could help skin conditions like eczema by reducing inflammation and relieving dry skin. Because cannabinoid receptors are also present in the nervous system, CBD can also help to soothe eczema symptoms such as itching and pain. Cannabinoids such as CBD have also been shown to have antimicrobial properties, meaning that if you have infected eczema, or if you have eczema combined with a yeast infection, CBD could help.

2. Psoriasis
Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune disease where skin cells grow and divide at an accelerated rate. Patches of dry skin start appearing on the skin as a result of this division and they are usually red with a silver outline but can also be pink or brown in colour. Psoriasis is a disease that doesn’t have a cure yet, but various therapies do exist to mitigate its symptoms. A lot can be done to alleviate the symptoms by adjusting your lifestyle, maintaining a balanced diet and with moderate exposure to the sun. CBD cannabinoid is also becoming an increasingly popular natural remedy for psoriasis outbreaks and several studies have shown the effect it has on decelerating skin cell division. CBD cannabinoid also has anti-inflammatory properties which additionally soothe psoriasis conditions.

3. Rosacea
Interestingly, anxiety is one of the suspected triggers of rosacea, so the calming effects of CBD may offer a way to temper these stress levels and reduce rosacea symptoms. Likewise, the immune system is also suspected of playing a part in causing this skin condition. It is thought that microscopic mites found on the surface of the skin, and a type of bacteria in the gut known as helicobacter pylori, trigger the immune system to expand blood vessels and cause swelling and redness beneath the surface of the skin. The well-documented anti-inflammatory effects of CBD will help to combat these symptoms, as well as reduce the associated pain.

4. Acne
Acne and skin impurities are not exclusive to teenagers, they often occur in adulthood as well. Most commonly the causes of adult acne are hormonal imbalances, stress, an unhealthy diet and improper skin care. Their formation is caused by an increased secretion of sebum (tallow) and the Propionibacterium acnes bacteria. Sebum normally plays an important role in skin protection, but when the skin produces too much of it, it can also cause unwanted acne. Our fight against acne can take place on multiple levels – with a healthy diet, regular cleansing of dead skin cells, avoiding stress and regular physical activity. Of course, proper skin care that balances the skin and brings it to a healthy and radiant state is crucial. And CBD cannabinoid is undoubtedly an active ingredient which, when it comes to acne skin care, is very promising. Why is CBD a great ally in the fight against acne?
– Clinical studies have shown that the CBD molecule reduces the formation of sebum in the sebaceous glands, which is highly desired in acne-prone skin care, as the formation of sebum is the most common culprit of acne.

– CBD carries out complex anti-inflammatory and antibacterial actions demonstrated also in many other experimental studies on diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, etc. Red acne (not blackheads) are the result of inflammatory skin changes that CBD cannabinoid can successfully calm down.

5. Dermatitis
Dermatitis is an inflammatory skin disease that most commonly occurs in children. About 10% of children under the age of 6 are affected. Dermatitis is more common in cold months and is characterized by red, itchy rashes. If you visit your doctor with a case of dermatitis, they will almost always prescribe treatment with corticosteroid creams. Such creams are effective in relieving the symptoms, but unfortunately, they also have a lot of negative side effects on the skin and body. Often, when the treatment with corticosteroids is completed, the original problem returns.
CBD cannabinoid has an anti-inflammatory effect on the skin and body. Atopic dermatitis is an inflammatory disease, so CBD has a positive effect on it. CBD is all the more effective because our skin has its own endocannabinoid system onto which CBD can bind itself directly when it’s in the form of an ointment. This way it has a quick and targeted effect on the problem, calming the skin and restoring its balance. CBD also soothes itchiness and redness, two of the more prominent problems of atopic dermatitis.

Products we recommend for skin conditions:

CBD Infused Human Tincture (30ml or 50ml)

CBD Infused Lotion

CBD Infused Bath Salts

CBD Infused Bath Bombs

CBD Infused Soap

CBD for Nausea

What Is Nausea?
Nausea is best described as an unpleasant sensation of unease or discomfort in the stomach. If you have sudden nausea, your stomach feels queasy, and you have an urge to vomit. Depending on the cause, the sensation can pass quickly or last for hours.
It is a non-specific symptom with many potential causes. You can experience nausea due to stomach infection, virus, or motion sickness. Sometimes it is caused by a more serious bodily function, such as spinal fluid, or something involving the abdominal organs. The symptom will pass by itself or else it may be a sign of a more serious underlying illness.
Conditions related to your central nervous system that can induce nausea:
• Meningitis
• Head trauma
• Brain tumors
• Stroke
• Migraine headaches
Conditions related to your digestive tract that can induce nausea:
• Pancreatitis
• Constipation
• Kidney disease
• GERD
• Hepatitis

How does CBD treat nausea:
The brain, the digestive system, and the nervous system are all involved when we feel nauseous. As things stand, the medical field knows more about the physiology of vomiting than nausea. As a result, there are more effective treatments for those who throw up as part of feeling nauseous.
It appears as if one of the ways to control symptoms involves focusing on specific receptors in the brain and the digestive tract. Most importantly, the receptors that produce and bind with a neurotransmitter called serotonin.
CBD oil could work for nausea because it interacts with receptors that release serotonin. In small doses, CBD oil for nausea could prove useful in managing nausea and vomiting. There is also evidence that CBD eases anxiety. As a result, calmer patients are better able to handle the unwanted nauseous feeling.

CBD & Cold Sores

What are cold sores?

Cold sores (sometimes referred to as fever blisters) are clusters of small blisters filled with clear fluid. These patches happen most commonly in and around the mouth, but in some rare cases have been known to appear in the nose or on the eyes. Cold sores are caused by the Herpes Simplex 1 Virus (HSV-1)

When the blisters pop, the liquid oozes and dries into a layer of crust. While not particularly dangerous, they’re highly contagious, itchy and sensitive. It is also common for sufferers to feel tires, weak or lethargic during an outbreak. Not to mention, because they occur on the face, it can make patients quite self-conscious.

CBD, a natural cannabinoid found in the hemp plant, can treat cold sores once they develop and limit future occurrences. CBD can’t cure the virus, but it can make it easier to manage.

How can CBD treat cold sores?

You may never have considered CBD as an option for treating something like a cold sore, but it contains properties that address the main symptoms of a cold sore outbreak: pain and inflammation.

A study in 2009 concluded CBD is effective at promoting new healthy cell growth as well as fighting the pain and inflammation that are often present during the healing process.

How can CBD prevent cold sores?

On a longer-term scale, CBD can also help prevent future cold sore outbreaks. The key to CBD’s success is its immune system boosting effects. A properly functioning immune system can fight off active HSV-1 cells, and therefore impede future cold sore outbreaks, better than an embattled immune system can.

Besides a compromised immune system, there’s one other common cold sore trigger that CBD can help reduce: Stress. For many people suffering from reoccurring cold sores, stress can be a major instigator, luckily CBD has that one covered as well!

To keep your immune system strong and stress at a manageable level, adding CBD to your daily routine is your best bet.

 

 

For treating cold sores, we recommend:

CBD Infused Lip Balm

For preventing cold sores, we recommend:

CBD Infused Human Tincture – 30ml or 50ml

 

CBD & Neuropathy

What is Neuropathy?

The neuropathic pain arises from irritated, damaged, or dysfunctional nerves. Damaged and confused, the nerve cells send mixed signals to the brain and other bodily systems. The National Institute on Neurological Disorders report that an estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy.

What causes Neuropathy?

Some few nerve pain conditions are genetic disorders. Most have other explanations:

  • Traumatic Injury: According to Johns Hopkins Medical, “The peripheral nerves comprise 43 pairs that branch off from the central nerves of the brain and spinal cord, and they supply sensation and motor function to the entire body. Injury to these fragile nerves can be minor or devastating and require expert diagnosis and management to restore optimal function.” The trauma may follow auto accidents, sports injuries, falls, and surgical procedures.
  • Repeated Stress: Repeated, awkward, or prolonged stress on muscle groups may inflame and damage movement in the elbow, wrist, or other joints. Such trauma may be caused by repetitive movements at work.
  • Metabolic and Endocrine Disorders: Chronically high blood sugar levels signal the presence of diabetes mellitus. Most diabetics feel light pain that progresses to heavy pain as it progresses.
  • Vasculitis: Narrowed blood vessels will reduce oxygen flow to the nerves and cause further damage to nerve tissue. The inflamed blood vessels walls harden, thicken, and scar presenting cardio risk.
  • Autoimmune Disease: Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and Sjögren’s syndrome are common causes of peripheral neuropathy. As the diseases work differently to damage connective tissues, joints, and organs, they, directly and indirectly, damage nerve fibers or the sheathing surrounding them.
  • Cancer Tumors: Tumors, as well as the chemotherapy or radiation used to treat them, can cause extensive nerve damage and severe CIPN (chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy).
  • Neuromas: Nerve tissue builds where a penetrating injury occurred from accident or surgery. These otherwise benign tumors can cause severe pain and additional damage. These neuromas may also develop along nerves in those suffering from the genetic disorders Neurofibromatosis I and II
  • Viruses: Epstein-Barr, West Nile, shingles, and herpes simplex are all viruses that attack nerve tissues causing pain. Lyme disease, diphtheria, and Hansen’s disease all attack peripheral nerves.

Does CBD Help with Neuropathy Pain?

A study published in Neurotherapeutics claimed, “Clinical studies largely affirm that neuropathic pain patients derive benefits from cannabinoid treatment.” The list of research studies into the influence of CBD on chronic nerve pain is a long one. But, it has yet to define the mechanism by which CBD relieves nerve pain. What we do know is that CBD works indirectly, running interference on other factors that contribute to pain. For instance, it keeps the body from absorbing anandamide, a fatty neurotransmitter that sends messages on pain. That frees more anandamide to circulate. CBD treats inflammation, autoimmune responses, and insomnia produced by pain. Used consistently, CBD may prevent and manage neuropathic pain. CBD can provide a nice form of relief with no psychoactive side effects. It’s certainly worth a try for those who suffer!

 

Recommended products:

Organa CBD Human Tincture (30ml or 50ml)

Organa CBD Infused Salve

Organa CBD Vape Pen

CBD & Common Chemotherapy Symptoms

CBD and the symptoms of Chemotherapy

Unfortunately, all of us know someone who is or has suffered from some form of cancer. Those who have experienced it or watched someone close to them experience it know that is a long and hard battle. While more research is needed to prove the effectiveness of CBD at shrinking tumors and reducing risk of cancer, we do know that it is effective in treating many of the unfortunate side effects that accompany cancer treatment. Today we will look at how CBD helps with these common symptoms.

 

  1. Hair Loss

Hair loss is one of the most stereotypical symptoms of chemotherapy, affecting 65% of patients. In mice given a course of chemotherapy, researchers found that without any aid, the mice lost hair for 10 days at the start of chemotherapy, then slowly started to regrow their hair after 21 days had elapsed from the last dose. A subset of these mice were given a compound containing CBD and thyroid hormones two days after a round of chemotherapy. The CBD-treated mice still lost their hair as a result of chemotherapy, but hair regrowth started immediately after chemotherapy ceased rather than experiencing a delay. The net result was that the mice given the compound containing CBD reached normal levels of hair nearly a month faster than the other mice. This means while CBD cannot prevent hair loss from occurring during treatment, it will speed up the growing back process after treatment is complete.

 

  1. Nausea

According to a history of anecdotal reports, CBD has proven very effective in reducing the nausea and vomiting that afflicts patients under chemotherapy taking their complex pharmaceutical cocktail. Still, university research on the anti-emetic effects of CBD has multiplied.

Here are just a few:

  • In 2002, Neuroreport followed a study that concluded. “cannabidiol, a major non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana and its synthetic dimethylheptyl homolog interfere with nausea elicited by lithium chloride and with conditioned nausea elicited by a flavor paired with lithium chloride. These results suggest that cannabinoids without psychoactive side-effects may have therapeutic value in the treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea.”
  • A 2011 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology points out that “the neural mechanisms of nausea are still not well understood.” But, the study did study the effects of CBD on lab animals extensively to confirm “The anti-emetic effect of cannabinoids has been shown across a wide variety of animals that are capable of vomiting in response to a toxic challenge.”
  • A 2014 article in the European Journal of Pharmacology confirmed, “Cannabis has long been known to limit or prevent nausea and vomiting from a variety of causes.”

 

  1. Skin

Chemotherapy often causes changes to a patient’s skin, weather this be dry or oily skin depends on the person, but CBD can help you out either way! CBD has strong anti-inflammatory properties that help to reduce redness and reduce inflammation. This makes it an effective, yet a natural option for those who suffer from acne or other inflammatory skin conditions. CBD has also been shown to reduce oil production, relieve itching, and provide moisture to prevent dry skin. CBD also has strong antioxidant effects that are used to stabilize free radicals., which are harmful to the skin. Free radicals are the by-product of a cell when energy is created within the cell.

 

  1. Anxiety and Depression

A spike in one’s anxiety or depression can be expected when going through something as stressful and trying as cancer treatment. CBD is widely known to be a great way to treat anxiety. Beyond the glowing testimonials of individuals who successfully treat their anxiety with CBD oil, there is also a growing body of scientific evidence that CBD works. Most research has been done in rodents. A recent review discusses 32 different studies done on rodents — and only one didn’t see useful results. When it comes to treating depression, CBD does appear to have some benefits over antidepressant medications. Most antidepressant medications take weeks to start working and are sometimes not a viable option during cancer treatment. However, a 2019 animal study found that CBD has a fast and sustained antidepressant-like effect. CBD may also result in fewer side effects than antidepressant medication. Insomnia, sexual dysfunction, mood swings, and agitation are common side effects of antidepressants. CBD has not shown similar issues.

 

Recommended products:

Organa CBD Human Tincture (30ml or 50ml)

Organa CBD Isolate

Organa CBD PMS Pain Pack

Organa CBD Salve

Organa CBD Vape

CBD & Psoriasis

What is psoriasis?

Psoriasis is a chronic disease that causes extra cells to build up on the surface of your skin as a result of increased cell production. It is a common condition, often identified by:

  • dry, red areas of skin (commonly covered with scale-like patches)
  • swollen or stiff joints
  • itching or soreness

Psoriasis often becomes an ongoing cycle of new cells moving to the surface in a few days (instead of weeks), creating scaly patches that don’t disappear until treated.

While there is no cure, many medical professionals treat psoriasis with the primary goal of preventing skin cells from growing too quickly.

 

Can CBD help treat psoriasis?

Yes! CBD can help your psoriasis according to several studies! This is largely due to the oil being made almost entirely of essential fatty acids, more than 75 percent omega-3 and omega-6. Additionally, the ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 in hemp CBD oil is 3:1, which is considered to be the optimal nutrition ratio for humans and tissue creation. Hemp CBD oil also contains gamma linolenic acid, making it more nutrient-rich than many other seed and fish oils.

Omega-3 has been known to have anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Outside of psoriasis, hemp oil is also useful in the treatment of acne, eczema, and lichen planus. Other benefits of using hemp CBD oil include:

  • stronger skin that is more resistant to bacterial, fungal, and viral infections
  • antimicrobial properties that prevent the growth of yeast
  • increased metabolism
  • decreased cholesterol levels

 

How to use CBD for psoriasis:

There are several options for treating your psoriasis with CBD, but the primary methods are by taking it orally or applying it topically.

Oral Ingestion – Taking CBD sublingually gives you the highest absorption rate possible and is a great long-term solution for psoriasis. Take 10-20 drops daily for treatment of psoriasis.

Topical – Topical CBD is a perfect option for those looking to help relieve the annoying symptoms of psoriasis such as itching and flaking quickly! Apply directly to the area and notice effects within 10 minutes!

 

Products we recommend for psoriasis:

  • CBD Human Tincture (30ml or 50ml)
  • CBD Lotion
  • CBD Salve
  • CBD Bath Salts (Lavender or Chamomile)
  • CBD Bath Bombs (Blue Dream, Rose & Mint or Purple Haze)

CBD & IBS

What is IBS?

Irritable Bowel Syndrome, or IBS, is a chronic condition involving recurrent abdominal pain, cramping, bloating, gas, diarrhea, and/or constipation. It’s often associated with stress, depression, anxiety, or previous intestinal infection. About 10 to 15% of people have IBS.

Should you try CBD for IBS?

IBS can be difficult to treat, if standard treatments such as probiotics, dietary changes, and reducing stress have not been successful in treating your symptoms, CBD is a great thing to try next.

While there’s no specific study to confirm whether CBD is an effective treatment for IBS, it is completely natural and safe, meaning there’s no physical harm in trying it.

What we know about CBD and IBS:

If you’re unfamiliar with your body’s endocannabinoid system, it’s a vital team of naturally occurring molecules and receptors that work together to regulate countless aspects of your health. The active molecules in cannabis plants (like THC & CBD) can modulate this natural system.

Within your digestive tract, the endocannabinoid system is an essential part of regulating your speed of digestion and pain sensation. Natural genetic differences in this system make certain people more susceptible to IBS. Many different parts of the endocannabinoid system have been linked to different symptoms in IBS patients. For instance, low levels of the little-known endocannabinoid, palmitoylethanolamide (PEA) is linked to frequent IBS cramps.

The endocannabinoid system was named after the therapeutic molecules found in the cannabis plant because they affect this system. Unsurprisingly, many people report that hemp-derived full-spectrum CBD oil relieves their IBS symptoms. CBD’s full impact on the endocannabinoid system is still being studied, but it can help regulate your natural levels of endocannabinoids.