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The Power Of CBD by Thepowerofcbd - 1M ago

MENOPAUSE AND CBD

Menopause will at some time effect everyone and can last for many years with many different affects, however most people do not seriously consider menopause until we start to feel its affects leaving us unprepared to deal with its many symptoms. This can be because there is no set age that the menopause will start and not all of us will even recognise the symptoms during the early stages. The truth being the sooner we notice it’s symptoms then the more proactive we can respond to the changes happening within our body.

If you have already started the menopause, you may have discovered that the medical system is also not fully helpful when you have to deal with the symptoms. For many years in the past or even centuries women were so quiet about “the change” that the medical system is only just now waking up to the needs of people who suffer throughout the menopause.
Many people turn to traditional herbal medicines for support — the reason for this is that herbal medicines where used for years to support people and I am sure there has been tips passed down your very own family on what was used by your mum, her mum, her mum (think you get the message).

So can CBD help?

This is the question that we will answer in this blog,
First of all let’s look at some possible symptoms of the menopause.
In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms:

Irregular periods
Vaginal dryness
Hot flashes
Chills
Night sweats
Sleep problems
Mood changes
Weight gain and slowed metabolism
Thinning hair and dry skin
Loss of breast fullness

After the menopause, your risk of certain medical conditions increases. Examples include:

Heart and blood vessel (cardiovascular) disease.
Osteoporosis.
Urinary incontinence.
Sexual function.
Weight gain.

So how can CBD help, The reputation that hemp and cannabis-derived CBD oils are gaining for assisting in symptoms of peri- and post-menopausal symptoms. This is not just based just on testimonials from other users, there has been lots of scientific research into the modern use of CBD. Many of these studies have show that CBD can help with:

Hot flashes
Memory loss
Aches & joint pain
Osteoporosis
Weight gain / diabetes
Mood swings or depression
Genitourinary syndrome (vaginal dryness, atrophy and bladder control problems)
Sleep disruptions / insomnia
In this blog we will look at the symptoms of menopause and where CBD fits in.
As you may be aware the menopause triggers inflammation and brain chemistry changes, this is the root of most of these symptoms.

First let’s look at Estrogen:

women are born with millions of immature eggs in their ovaries. Starting at puberty, our bodies are pumped full of estrogen every time an egg matures, approximately once a month. However, over the years, our supply of eggs starts to reduce. And once all the eggs are gone, periods stop and the estrogen bursts go away, this is one of the known cause that triggers menopause.

However menopause is not so clear-cut. For years before the menopause (a period called the perimenopause), estrogen levels swing from high or low before the final plunge.
A full supporting cast of hormones not just estrogen go on a roller-coaster ride, you guessed it these are what kept our bodies operating smoothly over the years.

Due to the change in these hormones, countless molecules in our bodies also increase or decrease. Our brain neurochemistry changes.
Our bodies ramp up production of inflammatory molecules. From brain function to fat accumulation to bone reabsorption.
Menopause changes the inner workings of our bodies. And each woman’s experience of menopause will be unique making treatment different for everyone, and also sometimes heard for your needs to be understood by medical professionals. Medical studies are still underway on the changes in the body during the menopause and the symptoms that are caused by these changes. Today we will look at the known symptoms.
Hot Flashes

Hot flashes are frequently joked about by many people, but in reality they’re no laughing matter. They can disrupt our sleep and our daily routines, reducing the quality of our lives. These “vasomotor” symptoms are caused by altered neurochemistry in the hypothalamus (your body’s thermostat control or cooling system). The blood vessel dilation & sweat response gets switched on way too easily. In medical tests, women who suffer from hot flashes are triggered when their body temperatures increase by only 1.5 degrees, whereas other women’s bodies don’t switch on the cooling system unless their temperatures increase by almost 3 degrees.
How can CBD help: Because hot flashes have a neurochemical basis, normal treatment can be a prescription of antidepressants as they can help relieve hot flashes. Although there aren’t studies that have specifically tested CBD for hot flashes,
CBD is known to have an influence on the body’s serotonin system and could be one reason why some women swear by CBD for this symptom, check out our blog on CBD For Depression and stress for more information about this too.

Memory Loss

It’s tempting to blame memory loss on age as many people do, but even younger women who go through surgical menopause can experience rapid memory loss. The brain region responsible for memory, learning and emotion, the hippocampus, is a hotbed of synaptic plasticity. Hormones like estrogen and progesterone encourage neurons in the hippocampus to form new connections, and our memories might suffer without these hormones.
So where does CBD fit in: Scientists are actively investigating CBD for encouraging synaptic plasticity and neuroprotection, particularly in the hippocampus. However, there is not yet solid evidence for its recommendation.
Aches & Joint Pain

During the menopause your body may hurt more than it used to, without estrogen, our bodies produce higher levels of inflammatory molecules (specifically, tumor necrosis factor, or TNF?). This means arthritis symptoms could skyrocket during menopause. More than 60% of women aged 40 to 64 suffer from pain in their muscles and joints.
CBD is more important than ever to reduce inflammation in your body during menopause. Cannabidiol has proven anti-inflammatory properties. In mice, CBD is anti-arthritic, it protects joints against inflammatory damage, and lowers levels of inflammatory TNF?.

Osteoporosis

Our bodies constantly move calcium and other minerals into and out of bones. As we enter perimenopause, the net result is often bone resorption (where more bone is taken away than is added), lowering bone density and increasing our risk for fractures.
We’ve all heard about the importance of dietary calcium and exercise for preventing osteoporosis, but new research suggests that inflammation from arthritis or other conditions might be one of the biggest causes of bone resorption. Inflammatory TNF? is particularly adept at telling your body to increase bone resorption.
The same anti-inflammatory features that make CBD oil a popular remedy for arthritic symptoms might also prove useful for bone health. In rats with periodontitis, CBD lowers TNF? levels and prevents oral bone loss. However, human evidence for this application is lacking, and we encourage you to use every medical resource available if you’ve been diagnosed with low bone density.

Weight Gain & Diabetes

Hormones shape our bodies on so many levels, including controlling our metabolism. Without estrogen, our bodies burn fewer calories and we also burn less fat during exercise. Even if you cut calories and maintain a stable weight throughout menopause, the ongoing hormonal shift tells your body to trade in lean muscle mass for abdominal fat. And this pattern of fat storage unfortunately raises your predisposition to insulin resistance, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
So can CBD help, well Population studies have found that adults who use cannabis products have lower insulin levels and smaller waist circumferences. Cannabidiol could contribute by switching on genes for healthy metabolism (through the PPAR-? receptor). CBD also helps buffer the activity of natural endocannabinoids, including 2-AG, which is linked to insulin resistance and ramped up during menopause.

Mood Swings & Depression

It’s not unusual for women to experience anxiety or depression during menopause. Estrogen and progesterone influence the activity of serotonin and other neurotransmitters in the brain which directly affect mood. As levels of these hormones become erratic and eventually plummet, your neurochemistry will change.
CBD could help but if you’re emotionally distressed, you should seek the support of a medical professional. They might suggest therapeutic or pharmaceutical solutions. If you supplement your treatment with CBD oil, it turns out that CBD activates serotonin receptors, similar to the anti-anxiety drugs. Our book THE POWER OF CBD, LIVING WITH MENTAL HEALTH CAN CBD HELP? Will provide more information.

Genitourinal Syndrome (Vaginal Dryness, Atrophy & Bladder Control)

Sexual health and bladder control after menopause might seem like two separate subjects, but they are so intimately related that they are now lumped into a single medical condition. Estrogen helps keep blood flowing to the pelvic region, delivering fresh oxygen to the tissues of the urinary tract and sexual organs, keeping things elastic and healthy. Once menopause arrives, women should give their pelvis some extra love and attention to keep up the blood flow.
How CBD could help: Along with regular sexual activity, a topical lubricant that contains cannabinoids like CBD are a potent vasodilator, it can increase blood flow to the pelvic region. This keeps tissues healthy while also moisturising the vaginal canal. Topical CBD can also fight inflammation, relax muscles and calm pain-perceiving nerves in the vulva and vagina, making CBD-infused lube and suppositories one of women’s best companions through menopause.
Sleep Disturbances

Many peri- and post-menopausal women have trouble getting a good night’s sleep. And sleep deprivation can really wear a person down, triggering fatigue and a full spectrum of other health issues. Menopause might disrupt your sleep a number of different ways, including through night sweats and increased anxiety or depression. You’ll need to identify the biggest hurdles between you and a good night’s sleep before you can troubleshoot the best solutions. Track your sleep or ask your doctor about a sleep study if you need help.
People of all genders and ages report that CBD formulations help them get restorative sleep. Whether or not CBD could help you get a better night’s sleep depends on the source of your disruptions. CBD’s influence on neurochemistry and anxiety could help improve sleep for women experiencing insomnia or disruptive night sweats.
Conclusion

Now we have looked at the symptoms of menopause it’s vey important that you look out for these symptoms, know what’s changing and how it’s affecting you and reach out for help with your symptoms.
Estrogen and progesterone shouldered a lot of responsibilities within your body, and CBD should only be one of many resources that help you through the menopause or used as a general supplement to health.

Looking for quality CBD is key and our book THE POWER OF CBD,IS CBD FOR ME will help you with this, also our store is a great place to start as we do all the due diligence to ensure we only stock quality CBD products

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How is CBD being used in the uk and is it legal?

First of all let’s look at hemp seed oil. As this is sometimes confused with CBD.

Hemp seed oil is derived from the hemp plant seeds, which contains low to zero levels of both CBD and THC.

Hemp seed oil is sold as a food supplement due to its high levels of vitamins and antioxidants

Hemp seed oil is very often used in shampoos and lotions.

So what exactly is CBD?

CBD is short for cannabidiol, and it’s very fair to say it’s becoming very popular in the Uk, there is no sign of sales slowing down in the CBD Market.

CBD is sold in many forms now with new products coming to the market daily, it’s Used in everything from snacks, oil drops to skin care, products containing CBD seem to be everywhere both in stores and online, the key is finding quality, this blog will help you with looking for quality CBD

How to find Quality CBD Oil


The demand for CBD products by consumers has at least doubled in the last year. We are now seeing changes in the law around the world, where not only Hemp derived CBD is being legalised, we are now seeing country legalise marijuana for recreational use,
CBD in general is hitting the headlines almost daily now.

So let look at the UK law and what is legal in the Uk when it comes to CBD

Medical cannabis is now legal in the UK as long as it’s been prescribed to the user, this is generally only prescribed in rare cases and by specialists that have been trained to do so.
But what about CBD that is widely available in stores and online is this legal CBD?
This answer is not as straight forward as it seems, as long as you do all the checks needed to ensure what you buy is covered and made within the uk law guidelines, then yes you will find 1000s of legal products and to do this there are questions that you need to ask before you buy?

1. What plant is the CBD derived from?
2. Has the product been 3rd party tested?
3. What Is the % Of THC in the Product

In asking these 3 simple questions you will not only ensure you get fully legal CBD Products, you will also weed out the low quality CBD products that are on the market.
When looking at the answer you get to them 3 questions it should fall within the legal status of CBD in the UK.
So how do you know it’s within the legal status in the uk.

This is what the UK laws State about CBD:

Industrial Hemp may be grown under licence in the UK. It is a strain of the cannabis plant that contains little or no THC, but does contain CBD (Cannabis oil)
The Home Office says that it can contain a maximum THC content of 0.2% and that the THC must not be easily separated from it, as it is a legal cannabinoid, it can be sold in the UK.


So if you are told from your questions the CBD comes from the Industrial Hemp plant and it has less then 0.2% THC, then it will be legal in the UK however it’s the 3rd party lab tested that is the only way to prove this is correct, so it very important that these tests have been carried out per batch of CBD.
However, products containing CBD which tout medicinal benefits need to be licensed under the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency. So if a company is making medical Claims its could be that there are not acting within the law.

The Legalities surrounding medicinal products containing CBD are more complex and are/or should be only issued by a doctor or other medical professionals, given that these products could also contain THC, the compound that has psychoactive effects.

A simple Google search on CBD will give you answers on benefits of CBD and will show that there are 100s of studies taking place on the benefits of CBD, so a responsible seller of CBD should only advise you that CBD could Support you, they should also be able to help you find the general information that can be found online. Remember CBD available in stores or online will not make you HIGH.

How is it used in medicine today?

There are currently two cannabis-based medicines in the UK that are available from a doctor, which contain both CBD and THC.

Sativex has been licensed for a decade and is approved to treat shakes and spasms associated with multiple sclerosis.

However, NHS spending watchdogs in England and Scotland have said it is not cost-effective, however it is recommended in limited cases in Wales.

Epidiolex is a medication used to treat two rare forms of epilepsy and is made by the same UK company that makes Sativex, GW Pharmaceuticals. A European license is currently pending.

How is it used elsewhere?

CBD oils are sold in health shops and online, they are primarily sold as food supplements, and advertise they support with relieving inflammation, pain relief and support in reducing anxiety, but this is where you can find online studies to scientifically prove such effects and then you decide if CBD is then something you want to try.

Studies suggest CBD could help treat inflammatory bowel diseases, we are also seeing a rise in CBD-based creams due to the compound’s supposed anti-inflammatory properties.
Some studies also suggest CBD is useful ingredient for helping with irritation, signs of ageing and reducing redness, which is of course making CBD skincare products an in demand product.

Comment below what your thoughts are on the rising UK CBD market.
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The Power Of CBD by Thepowerofcbd - 2M ago
How Do I Find the Right CBD Oil For Me?

The  cannabis industry is growing at a rapid rate there are many CBD oils available on the market. Being spoilt for choice is not necessarily a bad thing, but it can make it difficult to find the right CBD oil for you. In order to find the right product, there are a few things to consider before you buy your first CBD oil.

How to choose a high-quality CBD product

There are a wide variety of CBD oils with differing concentrations and their resulting strength (and effectiveness). The most important thing to bear in mind is that not all CBD oils will have the same purity, concentration or quality. Knowing what to look for in a CBD oil will help you navigate through the debris and find a high-quality oil for your specific needs.

  1.    Consider the Concentration

CBD oils that come in droppers or even in capsules will have differing concentrations, meaning the amount of CBD contained in the bottle or in an individual capsule, and you can find this information on the label or the packaging. These CBD levels will be listed in percentages or in mg.

If you are new to CBD oil products then it is recommended that you avoid the higher concentrations and start off with lower concentrations.

  1.    Look at the Pricing

Different concentrations will also have different price tags. Oils with higher levels of CBD will naturally have a higher price tag, so consider this before you judge the oils by their price tags. Once you know what dosage is right for you, you could save money in the long run by purchasing the slightly more expensive oil that has a higher concentration. Then you can just take the right dosage- higher concentrated products mean that you will need to use less of it to attain the desired effect.

Beware of the cheaper oils. This is because there are a variety of different ways that profit-hungry companies will try to cut corners and save on expenses, often resulting in oils that can be sold cheaper than the average but without the level of high quality. While it may be tempting to reach for the cheapest option, it is best if you think twice and do your homework on the company and their quality first.

  1.    CBD Isolate vs. Full-Spectrum CBD Oil

This is a hotly debated subject in the science community. CBD isolate is an oil or product that contains only isolated CBD cannabinoid and a minimal amount of other compounds. Full-Spectrum CBD oil is a product that contains other compounds as well, such as other cannabinoids and terpenes.

Up until a short while ago, it was generally accepted that CBD isolate was the better option. However, recent studies on the ‘Entourage Effect’ have led to an increase in the popularity of full spectrum CBD products. The full spectrum products offer benefits that isolates do not, as they contain other cannabinoids and terpenes that can enhance the overall effect of CBD.

You decide whether or not you need a CBD isolate or a full spectrum oil. However, although each of them offer their own set of benefits the cannabis industry is currently favoring full spectrum CBD oils.

  1.    Choose Your Extraction Method Carefully

In order to make CBD oil products, the CBD cannabinoid needs to be extracted. There are a variety of different extraction methods that are used, but not all the methods will result in the same quality and purity. Because some companies are more interested in creating a product that can be cheaper, they will cut corners in the production process wherever possible. Unfortunately, one of these shortcuts can be in the extraction process. Because extraction is chemistry- not cooking- you can end up with poor quality or even a contaminated oil. Cheaper products could be made using harmful solvents such as butane and propane, which can be harmful to your health.

The supercritical CO2 extraction method renders some of the purest CBD oils because no toxic or harmful solvents are used. Instead, the carbon dioxide undergoes a high pressure which then isolates the CBD cannabinoid without compromising it.

When you are looking for a CBD oil, always look at how transparent the company is about their extraction methods. If particular companies are not open about how they obtain their extracts, then this should raise a red flag.

  1.    Where Does the Plant Matter Actually Come From?

So we have looked at how important it is to find a CBD oil that uses a decent extraction method, but now let’s look at the importance of which plant the cannabinoid is being extracted from.

The majority of CBD is currently being extracted from hemp plants, unless it is a full spectrum oil that contains THC as well. Hemp (and other cannabis plants too) have been selectively bred to contain high levels of CBD, which makes them a profitable plant for producers to cultivate.

Why is it important to know where your hemp plant comes from?

The hemp plant easily absorbs whatever is in the soil that it is growing in; this includes both nutrients as well as contaminants such as chemicals and lead. If your oil is made from hemp that is a non-food grade or not organic, these metals and contaminants could end up in your CBD oil and then subsequently within your body.

How do you avoid questionable hemp?

Once again, the company’s transparency is a key indicator of the quality of the product. Reputable sellers will readily make this information available for you as they are also aware of its importance.

One of the most important factors to consider before you purchase CBD oil is to view their third-party test results. And yes, you guessed it, these independent test results should be easy to find. The importance of these tests is so that you can see whether or not your oil has any toxic substances and that it has the cannabinoids levels that it claims to have. Being able to locate third-party test results on a company’s website, or at least through customer service, is one of the best ways to decide whether or not you should purchase their products.

In conclusion, it is important that you do your homework on various companies and the products that they offer. And, most important of all, do not let the price tag guide your CBD oil buying decisions. You need quality- not quantity.

if you want to be assured that you are getting quality oil without having to do all the legal and quality checks yourself, why not buy for the largest UK CBD Supermarket where the company was founded on Quality, they do all the check for you and only stock the best of the best CBD products, with over 300 products to choose from.

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Should I Use CBD While On Other Medication?

CBD does interact with certain medications. More specifically, the cannabinoid inhibits the P450 enzyme, a cytochrome which is involved in the metabolization of some drugs and medications. Has your doctor ever warned you against eating grapefruits before or shortly after taking your medication? This is because your doctor was aware that grapefruits also contain compounds that inhibit this same enzyme. Because CBD has this effect on the P450 cytochrome, other drugs and/or medications could be affected- their effect being either dampened or enhanced.

If you are concerned about this, you can ask your doctor to monitor your blood levels while you take the CBD oil.

Are There Any Potential Side Effects?

The World Health Organization has declared this cannabinoid to be safe for consumption and free from abusive tendencies, but does this mean that it is totally free of side effects?

The simple answer is no.

But, before you get frightened off CBD, remember that almost every single thing we consume will produce ‘side effects.’

Your precious cup of coffee in the morning?  Side effects include increased heart rate and jitters.

Your healthy bowl of fruit in the morning? ‘Side effects’ can include excess bloating, increased sugar levels and even gas.

So, now that we have some healthy perspective on the matter, let’s look at what side effects come from CBD…

–    The Effect on the P450 cytochrome

One of the most important possible side effects is how CBD can affect drug metabolism inside the liver. This is mainly pertaining to those who are taking existing medications and pharma drugs.

–    Dry Mouth

Dry mouth is a sensation that cannabis smokers often experience. It is a feeling of having cotton balls inside the mouth and is not serious at all- simply hydrate yourself with some liquids if this happens to you. It is happening because cannabis can lower the secretion of saliva, and it does this via the cannabinoid receptors of the body’s own endocannabinoid system existing within the salivary glands.

The following are some potential side effects that can be associated with prolonged use of high amounts of CBD. Remember, these are the very worst case scenario and are not applicable to the majority of CBD users.

–    Mild Low Blood Pressure

–    Lightheadedness

–    Sedation

–    Reduced activity of the following:

p-Glycoprotein activity

T and B Cells

–    Lowered fertilization capacity

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The Power Of CBD by Thepowerofcbd - 2M ago

CBD oil for IBS – How can CBD Oil Be Used to Treat IBS?

Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that refers to the abdominal discomfort of bloating, cramps, diarrhoea and constipation.

The severity and frequency of symptoms are different for everyone. Symptoms can last days or months depending on the person or just hours but it  IBS can be stress-induced or result from certain dietary restrictions. 

Symptoms occur from an overabundance of gas in the gut or water being pulled into the intestines, or both but either way it can be a very painful condition.

Painful cramps

The key to treating IBS is mollifying the issue at the source of the problem. 

Studies have proven that CBD plays an important role in the neuromodulatory function of the gastrointestinal system. We have CBD1 and CB2 receptors within our bodies and it’s when these Cannabinoid receptors are activated by using CBD oils that this reaction leads to inhibiting the secretion of digestive fluid and inflammation, also scientists argue that this compound has analgesic and antiemetic effects.

Lab studies show evidence that CBD can be used to block spinal, gastrointestinal, and peripheral mechanisms. Meaning, that the pain IBS patients experience is mitigated through the use of CBD. Vomiting, nausea, spasms and other abdominal discomforts will decrease after CBD use and that can only be a good thing for sufferers of IBS.

How Does CBD Oil For IBS Work?

After using CBD for IBS in oil, or other forms, the compound interacts with our cannabinoid receptors in the GI tract.

Once this happens, there are less spasmodic episodes which leads to improved mobility and less discomfort. 

Gastrointestinal distress is curbed after the use of cannabidiol therefore leading to a more healthy gut with much less pain and other symptoms

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The Power Of CBD by Thepowerofcbd - 2M ago

If you have been doing research into CBD I am quite confident to say that you will already know the benefits that CBD has on the body, and you will already be aware of the thousands of medical studies currently taking place, Studies into Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, anxiety and depression, nausea and inflammatory disease, These are becoming very common studies.
But are you aware what are you aware that CBD can be used for weight loss?
Let’s look into how CBD can be used for weight loss

First we are going to look at the Endocannabinoid System and the way it functions, mainly positioned in the nervous system and the immune systems within the body.
The Endocannabinoid system is a network of neurotransmitters and receptors, which play different roles when it comes to the proper function of parts of the body.

The substance found within neurotransmitters, which is naturally created by the body and are used as messengers and send information to the cells through the body via. the receptors.

CBD is just one example of a cannabinoid which has the ability to act in a similar manner to what is naturally occurring in the body endocannabinoids system.
when there is a imbalance or the system records hyperactivity or under-activity – a problem occurs. In the case of obesity, the reported signal is usually for hyperactivity of the endocannabinoid system, which can leads to a substantial gain of weight.

Using CBD can assist to regulate the normal function of the endocannabinoid system, The CBD compound’s ability to communicate with the receptors and send certain triggers to the body. we will cover this later in the blog,
CBD may not be the cure to obesity, but using CBD as part of a healthy lifestyle change and a healthy diet, it can assist in any weight loss goals.

CBD Products are constantly growing around the world, we can find a large array of products like CBD Oil, CBD Sprays, CBD Drinks, CBD Edibles, CBD Lotions and Creams Vapes and much more, the most popularly CBD product that consumers are increasingly becoming aware of is the CBD oils.
So let just focus on CBD oil for the moment, CBD oil has a number of effects on the body, which can lead to you losing weight.

Before we look into this lets first look at why losing weight is often a difficult and sometimes quite an impossible challenge for some.

Let’s talk about weight loss in general, it sounds like a pretty simple thing to do.
With the common concept that if we ensure that the calories that we intake will be used by the body later and be processed and taken out of the body in order to sustain the calories balance,
When we look into this further and try to experiment with this method, it may not be so simple for a number of reasons.
First, if we where to reduce the calorie intake that your body needs then this in turn may cause negative effects such as lack of energy or the constantly feeling hungry. It’s would be like going through your busy daily routine with no energy or focus, Just like a phone with no batter chances are that you will not be very productive.

Second, if you are gaining or losing weight is almost always connected to the hormone balance level in the body, the metabolic processes, the inflammation status, and the endocannabinoid system. With this being said, it is starting to become clearer that losing weight will have an effect on a few of our bodies natural systems therefore it is essential that you ensure the balance is repaired quickly in order to avoid the risk of developing certain health conditions or diseases. This is where CBD can be of assistance.

The cannabinoids found within the cannabis plant, especially the CBD cannabinoid, can recover the body systems’ balance and cure dysfunctions. The compound is actively used for homeostasis with the aim of recovering the endocannabinoid system and helping it reclaim its balance. As a result, weight loss has been registered by experts and patients in studies that have all ready taken place. But see what is happening in reality.

let’s take a look at the liver, The improper function of the liver cells is another signal for obesity. If your diet has too much fructose this can put too much pressure on the liver and be a significant threat to the body’s system. Inflammation is one of the signals sent by the liver to announce that it is dysfunctional.

This metabolic dysfunction has been researched through the consumption of CBD and another cannabinoid – THCV. The study has confirmed that the compounds were successful in decreasing the triglycerides in the liver and helped with insulin resistance and also decreased blood pressure in diabetes patients.

Now Let’s take a look at insulin resistance as it is the dominant characteristics of obesity. If your metabolic process in the body functions properly, then once food enters the body the levels of blood glucose increase and the pancreas begins releasing insulin to transport the glucose to the body cells. Once the glucose reaches the cells, they use it to create our bodies energy.

This can be damaging when there is too much glucose provided to the system through poor eating habits and bad diets. The body’s cells are no longer able to consume the high doses of glucose and the start to develop a resistance towards the insulin’s signals to the cell, saying that it should allow the sugar penetrate. So Spotting the danger of too much blood glucose, the pancreas starts releasing even higher levels of insulin. Ultimately, the amount of glucose drops from the excessive levels of insulin, making the body send triggers for hunger and often lack of energy. This cycle keeps repeating, causing more damage.
You can change this cycle can through a change in nutrition but research also reveals that CBD plays a significant role in helping the cells receive and use more glucose.

Our body’s ability to create energy from the received substances is essential to a normal healthy life and the proper function of our systems. This is known as metabolism and is fundamental in maintaining a healthy body. Mitochondria, or the energy factories of the cells, plays a crucial role in the process as they are responsible for transforming glucose into energy. Unfortunately, from the scenario observed above with insulin resistance, mitochondria are also harmed.

Mitochondria dysfunction has also been related to cancer as they are active players in maintaining lasting strength and health. Research has reported that CBD has an influence on the function of the mitochondria and improves the body’s metabolism process.

White fat cells are known as the most threatening type of fat cells found in the body. If you were paying attention in biology class you might remember that fat cells can vary and they are certainly far from the same. The white fat cells that we mentioned have the tendency to meet around the body’s major organs and sometimes negatively influence their normal behaviours.
CBD has the powerful effect of turning the white fat cells into brown fat cells or at least makes them act this way.

The brown fat cells are much kinder than the white fat cells and are known as “baby fat”. The body has no problems with the successful use of the brown fat cells in turning this back to energy. In contrast to brown fat cells, white fat cells are difficult to get rid of, therefor when CBD transforms the white fat cells into brown fat cells it is, in fact, helping the body turn these cells into such that are easy to burn and lose.
This is why the consumption of CBD lowers the body’s speed of creating new fat cells.

So as you can see there is a range of facts indicating that CBD is successful in fighting obesity and diabetes. If you have chosen this natural remedy as an alternative and are looking to lose weight through the consumption of cannabidiol, make sure you are doing so as a lifestyle change and as part of a healthy balanced diet. Make sure you are using quality lab tested Products too.

Sources

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3057300/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6163475/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3349875/

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The Power Of CBD by Thepowerofcbd - 2M ago

CBD and Depression

CBD and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder in this blog we will look at how CBD can be used for depression and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. By looking at how CBD can help you deal with disorders that affect your emotions and disrupt your ability to function, you can decide for yourself if you want to use CBD for depression or PDD.

This blog is just a small section from our book Living with Mental Health, Can CBD Help?

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With all the hype the past couple of years have brought, many have this question: Could CBD be the Cure for Depression?

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) recently estimated that in 2012 alone, a whopping total of 16 million American adults (this is not including teenagers) had what was determined to be a ‘depressive episode’.

This is the data for only one country, in one year. Worldwide, the estimate is that approximately 350 million people are suffering from depression.

There are pharmaceutical medications that many people rely on to help with the debilitating symptoms. However, many are seeking alternative medication options. While there still needs to be more extensive research performed, the body of evidence supporting CBD as a treatment for depression is growing. And the side effects? While traditional pharmaceuticals have a history of challenging side effects, CBD has yet to display severe adverse effects.
Let’s dig in to learn more about depression and find out whether or not CBD could be a sustainable treatment for depression.

What is Depression?

As you may have already noticed in this book, we like to start at the beginning. And so it is with depression. Because only after we understand the way depression interacts with the brain and body, will we be able to follow the link between depression and the potential treatment benefits of cannabidiol.

Depression is a complex disorder. It can be described as a medical condition that impacts every aspect of your life; the way you think, feel and act. Depression has a profound effect on emotions and can stimulate deep feelings of hopelessness and apathy. As depression progresses, it can lead to a myriad of physical health problems as well.

There are several different kinds of depression:

–    Postnatal depression

–    Psychotic depression

–    Chronic depression

–    Seasonal Affective Disorder

–    Substance-Induced mood disorder

–    ‘Major’ depression

–    Bipolar depression

While the symptoms vary in severity and variety across the different types of depression, there are symptoms that are experienced across the board; panic attacks, anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Phobias, and Eating Disorders.

The list of physical symptoms that could develop is varied but generally include the following; joint pain, back pain, sleep disturbances, and gastrointestinal issues. And these physical problems usually arise from imbalances in brain chemicals such as serotonin and norepinephrine- both known to regulate pain sensitivity and mood.

How Does CBD for Depression Work?

We don’t need to bash traditional (pharmaceutical) drugs in order to tout CBD. If you are looking at alternative treatment options, then the chances are pretty high that you are part the 33% of sufferers who experience little to none benefits from prescribed depression meds.

Before we continue, it is vital to differentiate CBD from THC. CBD has no ‘high’ effect, unlike THC. Furthermore, many studies and cases are indicating that THC can have adverse consequences for those with depression. So, just so that we are clear; we are talking about CBD in this book.

In the previous chapter, we briefly covered the endocannabinoid system. And in the first book, we covered this ECS system in detail. It comes as no surprise that the ECS is connected to depression.

Over the course of many years, bodies of research point to this fact: depression is related to a chemical imbalance in the brain and nervous system.

The ECS’s CB1 receptor is located throughout the nervous system. Here we have our first clue as to the link between depression and CBD.

If you think that using cannabis to treat depression is a new idea, then think again. Some records place cannabis as a treatment option for depression as far back as 1621 in the book by Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy. Further afield, in India, the plant was prescribed to treat depression.

The cannabis plant works swiftly to stimulate the ECS system. And what happens after this stimulation? Nervous tissue development and growth is increased with almost zero adverse side effects.

What does the Research Say?

Yes, more research is needed. However, let’s take a look at what the research is saying so far…

In 2010, a study was conducted using mice. The mice were administered with CBD, and the results recorded that just 30 minutes after administration, the symptoms linked to depression dissipated.

In 2006, a study at McGill University determined that cannabis users displayed decreased amounts of depression symptoms in comparison to non-cannabis consumers.

Further studies indicate how CBD is linked to an improvement in cognitive function as well.

In 2014, another animal study was conducted which successfully exhibited the possible effects of CBD on depression symptoms. The animal models were administered CBD and were then exposed to several situations designed to induce stress. The result indicated that the subjects who had been administered CBD showed less anxiety and such symptoms.

There are many more small scale clinical trials which have taken place to study the connection between CBD and its use as a treatment method for depression and depression-related symptoms. You will be able to find a list of reading material at the end of this book.

Yes, a wealth of research is still needed to adequately understand depression and the use of CBD as a treatment. However, the preliminary research, case studies, and anecdotal evidence is promising. In a world where the most effective antidepressant is growing in the natural environment, perhaps more people could be exposed to effective and safe treatment.

CBD for premenstrual dysphoric disorder

PMDD usually results in severe period cramps, mood swings, and extreme fatigue. This disorder is quite common, and up to 40% of women may experience this disorder; either once or recurring.

While it is unclear what causes PMDD, evidence points towards a lack of serotonin being the culprit. If you have been paying attention throughout the previous chapters, you would know that there are lies at least one link between CBD and PMDD treatment. This lack of serotonin is believed to result from the hormonal changes occurring during the menstrual cycle.

Using CBD for Symptomatic Relief

Pain Sensitivity

Painful cramps is a severe and debilitating symptom of PMDD. Because of CBD’s regulation of the neurological functions, pain sensitivity can be lowered therefore rendering CBD a natural alternative for pain relief.

Mood Regulation

For many women on their period, an unbalanced hormonal system can result in severe mood swings. Because CBD regulates, the release of specific and essential endocannabinoids (such as serotonin and anandamide) mood can be regulated through the binding of these endocannabinoids to the CB1 receptor.

Fatigue

The onset of chronic fatigue is one of the most debilitating factors of PMDD. In small doses, CBD is a cannabinoid that can assist in “wake promotion” and is what is known as a “wake promotion agent.” Additionally, CBD could assist in balancing your sleeping rhythms, providing you with a more profound REM slumber; which should leave you feeling more rested and ready for the day when you wake up.

It is critical to always bear in mind that if you are currently on the medication, you should consult with your doctor before taking CBD oil or other CBD products.

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The Power Of CBD by Thepowerofcbd - 2M ago

Dosage Guidelines

The information in this blog is only intended to be an informative starting point or guide, and should never be treated as medical advice.

Because most pharmacology curriculums focus on substances that can be patented there are very few medical schools that cover cannabinoid therapy in their courses. Furthermore, your trusted medical doctor is not permitted to prescribe cannabinoids, however, he or she can recommend it. This is primarily because there is no official recommended daily allowance.

When it comes to using cannabinoids for therapy or medicine, there is one thing that you can count on being universal, and that is that fact that everyone is different and will bring a unique set of variables to the table. Therefore, you will need to take responsibility for the dosage, using the rough guidelines and factoring in your unique traits. Furthermore, you will actually need to learn to listen to your body. You have to tune in to how your body responds to the cannabinoids or CBD and decide if the dosage is too much, too little, or just right.

However, there are some experts that have come up with dosing suggestions, which you can use as a starting point. Thanks to CBD Oil Review, a dedicated and trusted team of CBD industry experts, we have the following ‘Serving Standard’:

–    25mg of CBD, taken 2X per day

–    Increase this amount every 3 – 4 weeks by 25mg until you find desired relief or decrease by the same amount if it is too much.

Once again, we stress the importance that there is no best dosage that will work for everyone. In fact, dosages can change from person to person and can be as little as a few milligrams to more than a gram. However, if you are new to using CBD rich products and oils then you should start slow. This is how you will be able to gauge what the optimum CBD dose works for you. While there is no definitive guide to CBD dosing, there are some do’s and don’ts that will help you to discover what your perfect dosage is:

–    Bear in mind that cannabis has what is known as biphasic properties, meaning that taking a high dose can render the opposite results of a small dose. Therefore, when you are just starting out with using CBD for therapeutic purposes, obey the ‘less is more’ idiom.

–    While high doses of CBD can be safe and well tolerated it is important that you start with a low dose before slowly increasing the dose to higher concentrations or larger amounts.

–    Remember that your dosage depends largely on your individual physiology, what result you want, as well as your symptoms.

–    When you are taking multivitamins, they also build up within the body to produce their benefits- just like CBD. The similarities don’t, however, end there; CBD oil can help to regulate and manage your health by bringing balance to your endocannabinoid system.

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Using your Weight to Determine your CBD Dosage

Check out the following CBD Dosage Range guide to help you find the right dosage using your weight as a yardstick:

Mild:

45 – 85lbs: 9mg

86-150 lbs: 12mg

151-240lbs: 18mg

241 + lbs.: 22.5mg

Medium:

45-85lbs: 12mg

86-150 lbs: 15mg

151-240lbs: 22.5mg

241 + lbs.: 30mg

High:

45-85lbs: 15mg

86-150 lbs: 18mg

151-240lbs: 27mg

241 + lbs.: 45mg

When Should I Take My CBD Oil?

People typically take CBD oil on one of the following three schedules:

–    1 – 2 times per day

–    Once every 2-3 hours

–    Every hour with Microdoses

Once you have discovered your perfect CBD oil dosage, you can experiment by following the 1-2 times per day schedule. This is an easy rhythm to maintain and will allow your body to adjust to the cannabinoid. If you feel that, after the first week, you want to increase the dosage than you increase the dosage slightly (for example from a ¼ dropper to ½ dropper) in the second week.

According to the Mayo Clinic, the following dosages are recommended for various conditions:

–    Chronic Pain: 2.5-20 mg

–    Epilepsy: 200-300mg

–    Huntington’s Disease: 10mg

–    Sleep Disorders: 40-160mg

–    Schizophrenia: 40-1,280mg

–    Glaucoma: single sublingual 20-40mg

Again, it is imperative to bear in mind that there are no perfect dosages that can be recommended. However, the Mayo Clinic has released these (and others that can be found on their website) recommendations for the public. Their recommendations are based on scientific research, traditional use, publications, peer-reviewed studies, and expert opinion.

Micro-Dosing

What is microdosing? Well, it is a trend of cannabis dosing that is built on the mantra; less is more. It is a practice that people use to take small amounts, or doses, of cannabis in order to experience all of the benefits but with no side effects.

Many people are using the microdosing principles to benefit from the THC cannabinoid, in order to avoid feeling the psychoactive effects. The doses are precisely measured and obey the ‘start low and go slow’ saying and are usually started off at a measured dose of between 5 to 10 mg.

But, while microdosing may be currently trendy in cannabis society only recently, it is not a new subject. In fact, the origins of microdosing in the western world can be traced to a certain Swiss chemist, Dr. Albert Hofmann- the man who synthesized LSD for the very first time. Dr. Hofmann, who lived to 102, is said to have been microdosing LSD for the last two decades of his life. By microdosing LSD, he was able to benefit from the compound without the hallucinogenic side effects.

By microdosing substances, you can manipulate your receptors and enjoy the desired response- but with less of the drug or compound.

What is microdosing? Well, it is a trend of cannabis dosing that is built on the mantra; less is more. It is a practice that people use to take small amounts, or doses, of cannabis in order to experience all of the benefits but with no side effects.

Many people are using the microdosing principles to benefit from the THC cannabinoid, in order to avoid feeling the psychoactive effects. The doses are precisely measured and obey the ‘start low and go slow’ saying and are usually started off at a measured dose of between 5 to 10 mg.

But, while microdosing may be currently trendy in cannabis society only recently, it is not a new subject. In fact, the origins of microdosing in the western world can be traced to a certain Swiss chemist, Dr. Albert Hofmann- the man who synthesized LSD for the very first time. Dr. Hofmann, who lived to 102, is said to have been microdosing LSD for the last two decades of his life. By microdosing LSD, he was able to benefit from the compound without the hallucinogenic side effects.

By microdosing substances, you can manipulate your receptors and enjoy the desired response- but with less of the drug or compound.

Once again, there is no optimal dose that can be applied to everyone. However, a microdose is considered to be from 2.5mg up to 5mg. This is approximately one ‘inhalation’ on a vaporizer every couple hours. Or, it means a single bite from an edible- however, these all depend on the strength or concentration of the products.

At the end of the day, the objective of microdosing is to obtain the maximum benefit from the smallest possible dose.

Therefore, if you want to begin microdosing then begin with 2.5mg and work your way up until you reach 5mg.

How do I Control My Doses?

The easiest way is to use a product that allows you to strictly measure the doses. By using a CBD oil product, you can measure exact doses. If you want to use an inhalation method, vaporizers also offer easier ways to measure doses because some vaporizers can be programmed to limit the amount of product used.

Will I Feel Any Effects?

Because you will be taking much lower doses of cannabinoids, the effects will be extremely subtle. Users have reported feeling like themselves, only in a much more comfortable state. This means that microdosing is an ideal method for people that are looking for the therapeutic benefits of cannabis but do not want to feel as if they are in an altered conscious state.

The following conditions could be positively affected if treated using microdosing principles:

–    Alzheimer’s disease

–    Arthritis

–    Sleeping disorders

–    Nausea

–    Migraines

–    Parkinson’s disease

–    HIV/AIDS

–    Glaucoma

–    Anxiety

–    Chronic Pain

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The Power Of CBD by Thepowerofcbd - 3M ago
CAN I TAKE CBD WITH ME?

Everyone loves their holiday, whether it’s for a relaxing break or to visit friends or Family, but if your a CBD user there are laws in place when travelling with CBD, today we will answer the most common question. Can I travel with CBD.

We will give you all the information you need to consider before travelling to your chosen destination. If you’re a CBD user this is a must read before you travel.

Many people when thinking of travelling for business or pleasure, the thought of travelling can bring on stress, anxiety, and discomfort, leaving some people reaching out for the CBD to help lower their stress and anxiety. However this could bring legal complications when going through customs and not knowing the local law.

When travelling with CBD there a few things that you need to consider, first is the local law.

Each country or even state, like countries such as the USA, will have different laws about carrying CBD, using CBD or Supplying CBD products . This information must be the first thing you consider. We will cover as much local law in this book as we can, this will be easily found as our chapter will cover each country separately,

Secondly you need to look at the lab test of your product to check its ingredients as again laws are different in different places ie uk law allows 0.2% THC and USA law allows 0.3% in some states of the USA, while in others CBD is totally illegal.

Caribbean island have their own individual laws so it’s imperative that you check out each island before travelling.

How you travel also affects the carrying of CBD as the law at airport security needs to be considered when flying, where as driving or travelling by coach, train or boat you don’t necessarily pass through security but may pass through border control, again with each country having different laws.

There is a lot of reference that can be found on the Internet in relation to travelling with CBD.

However some of this information is just an assumption and is not in relation to the full local laws.

Whether you are travelling with the CBD made from the hemp plant or CBD made from the cannabis plant when it comes to local laws you may still be in possession of a controlled drug.

CBD is a fantastic addition to your daily supplements, with many benefits but the last thing you want when travelling is added stress caused by being questioned or arrested at security check points when travelling. This could lead to you being very delayed at airports, having your CBD taking from you which is just added costs to get this replaced, missing flights so you lose your holiday or worse case scenario being imprisoned.

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If you are travelling to multiple countries we highly recommend that you read the chapters on each place that you are visiting, for example if you are travelling from the UK to Sweden you would need to understand the law in both Sweden and the UK, remember if you are travelling to the USA then check out each individual state as laws vary massively.

When looking at the law in both countries that you are travelling too,  please remember that the illegal ingredients may be different in each country,  if this is the case then remember you will need to take with you the lowest legal amount allowed in either of the countries.

The UK will only allow CBD products to contain 0.2% THC whereas the USA will allow 0.3% so travelling between these countries you are only legally allowed to carry them if the ingredients is within the lower UK percentage of 0.2% THC.

It is also advised that you print off a copy of the third party lab test Certificate for the CBD products that you are carrying with you, please ensure this lab test certificate is for the batch number of the CBD product that you are taking with you.

We hope you now have the information to make an informative decision before choosing to travel with your CBD products.

You must remember that this is only a guide and we highly recommend that you do your own due diligence before deciding whether to travel with CBD.

To start with we will cover the easiest answer, if you are travelling in the UK and not leaving the UK and you are travelling by road, train or coach as long as your CBD is One that is legal within the UK then there will be no issues with you travelling with your CBD.

CAN YOU DRIVE WITH CBD?

If you are going by bus, coach or train, maybe even using your own car to travel then as long as you stay within the legal boundaries you are perfectly safe to take your CBD with you.

If you are crossing countries or boarders you will face security so I would stick to what suggested about flying in these cases (See below)

USA FLIGHTS UK FLIGHTS AND INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS

FLYING IN USA

The TSA states, “Possession of marijuana and cannabis-infused products, such as Cannabidiol (CBD) oil, is illegal under federal law. TSA officers are required to report any suspected violations of law, including possession of marijuana and cannabis-infused products.” Furthermore, although the TSA does not actively search for cannabis or other drugs, a TSA agent is obligated by law to inform local law enforcement if they do find CBD oil or other cannabis products on your person during screening.

FLYING IN THE UK

Even with CBD being Legal in the UK. If your flying domestic you can still have major challenges at the airport. When passing security and CBD products are found it will almost certainly result in you being questioned and at worst case the police being involved.

WHAT IF I AM STOPPED?

If you’re stopped at security , it really depends on the airport. If you are not actually breaking any laws, the police will let you go (though you may be asked to dispose of your CBD before you go through security).

If cannabis isn’t legal, you could be prosecuted.

FLYING INTERNATIONALLY?

If you’re flying internationally, things get even more serious. Many countries, including Japan Cuba, Dominican Republic and the United Arab Emirates to name just a few, have zero tolerance policies for cannabis possession. That means that even the smallest amount of CBD from hemp or marijuana plants could result in jail time in that country.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

If you need your CBD to help you at the airport or while flying,  we would suggest taking your CBD before you get to security. As long as your plane is on time and it’s not a long flight your CBD will be in your system. If your driving to the airport, take the CBD in the car and take it as you park up at the airport then leave it in your car, that way  you have it to hand as soon as you return.

I WANT TO HAVE CBD AT MY DESTINATION

So you want CBD while away from home, then stay within the law and I strongly advise not to fly with it unless it is prescribed. Before you travel look for decent CBD suppliers or stores at your destination, (some will post to your hotel) buy what you need to last you until you return home.  Flying with CBD or any cannabis product is risky

I GET MY CBD ON PRESCRIPTION AM I SAFE TO TRAVEL WITH IT?

NO you are not safe to travel.

And we suggest the following

-GET A LETTER FROM YOUR DOCTOR OR SPECIALIST

-GET WRITTEN APPROVAL BY YOUR AIRLINE TO FLY WITH CBD

-GET WRITTEN APPROVAL FROM YOUR AIRPORT.

As much as doing this may assist you it will not stop the possibility of the CBD being taken from you at the airport. Nor will it change laws at your destination, if CBD is illegal at your destination point it is illegal and you will face prosecution.

Remember possession of CBD or any cannabis-infused products is still illegal in some countries. where all forms of cannabis are illegal, you will get into trouble.

Even if CBD is legal both at your departing point and your destination It’s not about existing country cannabis laws and more about the act of transporting CBD.

BE SAFE SO YOU HAVE AN ENJOYABLE TRAVELS

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