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Which CBD Oil To Take

We wouldn’t be surprised if you’re new to CBD oil and see all the CBD oils we have on offer and have no idea which one to take! That’s what this article is for to help you decide on the best cbd oil for you in South Africa.

First of all we would like to tell you the difference between what we sell and what your neighbourhood marijuana oil dealer sells you.

What he/she sells you is very high in THC and is from the cannabis strain that has been bred to have the highest concentrations of THC to get you high. If they’re not making it in their kitchen they’re getting it from someone who has made it in their kitchen using crude methods to extract the oil such as butane or isopropyl which are petro chemicals. These methods are very high in carcinogens and probably do as much harm as they are doing you good and you never know what you’re getting. Needless to say there are no tests done on these to ascertain their safety on what you’re putting in your body such as heavy metal content, pesticides, herbicides, petro-chemicals and rat poison. Now call us old fashioned but we ain’t putting anything in our mouths that hasn’t been certified and tested to the moon and back it just isn’t worth it.

What we sell is grown in Switzerland and is extracted by a process called CO2 extraction which is 100% pure and all our CBD oils are stringently tested and analyzed using very expensive spectrographic equipment to make sure it is free of heavy metals, pesticides, herbicides and poisons of all kinds. So you can feel safe with the knowledge that what you are putting in your body is good for you and will help with whatever you are suffering with.

Is Cannabis Oil CBD Oil or THC Oil 

Let’s demystify this straight away for you Marijuana and Hemp come from the cannabis plant just different varieties so they both -in a way- make cannabis oil. Cannabis oil from the marijuana plant has A LOT of THC and cannabis oil from the HEMP plant generally industrial hemp is high in CBD Oil and trace amounts of THC. There is a lot of debate on THC and CBD at the moment. We prefer CBD and this is why;

  • CBD has little to no side effects.
  • CBD Oil will not get you high.
  • CBD Oil is VERY good for you.
  • CBD oil has a lot of healing properties. Too many to get into in this article.
  • CBD oil is very abundant in the hemp plant.
  • CBD oil is being heavily researched because it has so many benefits.
Strengths and Types of CBD Oil

The CBD Oil Company sells many different strengths and types of CBD oil. We are going to break it down by percentage. Please know that percentage is worked out by dividing the size of the bottle into the Milligrams of CBD in that bottle eg 400mg of CBD in a 10ml bottle will give you 4% strength. When CBD oil is extracted it becomes a gel like substance that needs to be added to a carrier oil to be liquid enough to consume in a dropper bottle. We use Extra virgin olive oil or Hemp seed oil as a carrier. Each 10ml of cbd oil offers 200 drops. All our oil is full spectrum CBD Oil which means it is the whole plant which scientists believe gives the entourage effect (there is a lot more in the hemp plant such as CBG, CBN) and offers way more benefits than taking a CBD isolate that only contains CBD some of the cheaper (inferior) brands offer this.

Below is a list of all the strenghts of CBD Oil and which one you should take

Cibdol 2.5% CBD Oil – It contains 250mg of CBD in an extra virgin olive oil carrier. It should be taken if you would like to use it daily just to stay healthy and there is nothing wrong with you or you have a mild condition that doesn’t really bother you very much but your research has showed you that a mild cbd oil will help. Click here to go to the shop for pricing

Cibdol 4% CBD Oil – It contains 400mg of CBD oil per 10ml and has extra virgin olive oil as its carrier. Comes in 10ml, 30ml, 50ml and in Capsules. This is the perfect entry point CBD Oil if you have never used CBD Oil before and you don’t know what to expect. It is generally taken if you have mild condition but it bothers you daily or more frequently than you would like and you have researched that CBD oil will help. Click here to go to the shop for pricing

Cibdol 5% CBD Oil – It contains 500mg of CBD Oil per 10ml and has hemp seed oil as its carrier. Comes in 10ml, 30ml, 50ml. As the name implies is is slightly stronger that the 4% oil but uses hemp seed oil which also has a lot of goodness in it such as the omegas and is good for the heart. This one should be taken if you would like your entire oil to be from the hemp plant and may offer certain benefits over olive oil as a carrier. You may like to try this one if you have tried the 4% and would like to see if the 5% can offer you additional benefits. Click here to go to the shop for pricing

Cibdol 10% CBD Oil – 1000mg of CBD Oil per 10ml with extra virgin olive oil as its carrier. Comes in 10ml, 30ml and in Capsule form. This is very popular for people who have a lot of pain or more serious health issues that need to be helped. We find that people that take this strength oil are able to take less than the other less potent oils to achieve the same result or take this because they really need that extra strength.  Click here to go to the shop for pricing

Cibdol 20% CBD Oil – 2000mg CBD Oil per 10ml bottle. Hemp seed Oil as the carrier. 10ml and 30ml bottle sizes. This is the strongest oil available on the market. This is the CBD Oil to take if you want to either take a lot less of it and it lasts a loooooot longer or you take it to give yourself the highest strength cbd oil available to give yourself the best fighting chance to beat whatever you have researched it can help you with. If you have a lot of pain this is also the best one to take. This is Cibdols strongest oil to date. It may be expensive but it is the Farari of CBD Oils. Click here to go to the shop for pricing

Liposomal CBD Oil 2.5% and 4% – Now we are getting into the  latest scientific break throughs. Liposomes deliver what ever they are carrying to where ever they are needed. Liposomes are not affected by stomach acid they just pass right through unharmed so the CBD that they are carrying is not harmed or destroyed before they reach your cells. Liposomes deliver their cargo right into your cells because they are made of water and so are your cells, two become one. They are absorbed 4 times more than ordinary cbd oil so a 2.5% liposomal CBD has the equivelant strength of a 10% cbd oil but lasts one and a half to twice as long in your system. The 4% is like 16%! It reacts a lot faster because it is not an oil and gets into your system very quickly. Click here to go to the shop for pricing

Liposmal Multi-Vitamins with CBD – This is a supercharged multi-vitamin formula and absorbs into your tired body up to 8 times more than ordinary multi-vitamins. You will absorb all of it! Rather than only rent it as it passes through your system and exits as expensive Pee. Together with the CBD you are sure to feel good and energized. Click here to go to the shop for pricing

Liposmal Vitamin C with CBD– Scientists are only now realising how much vitamin C benefits our lives and now with the power of liposomes it can be absorbed into your system better than receiving it intravenously. Just google Vitamin C and you will discover how good Vitamin C is for you and now with the added power of CBD you can’t go wrong. Click here to go to the shop for pricing

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What Is The Difference Between CBD And THC?

CBD stands for Cannabidiol and THC stands for tetrahydrocannabidiol. They are both key ingredients in marijuana plants. Cannabinoids are a unique class of compounds and both CBD and THC belong to this class. High THC strains are common when it comes to marijuana but strains with high CBD are rare. The following are a few key differences found between CBD and THC.

What is CBD?

Cannabis has more than 60 cannabinoids and CBD

[1] is one of them. It is usually marketed in chewable, cream and liquid forms on its own. It interacts with the receptor cells and boosts the response of the nervous system in the human body. Human body has two cannabinoid receptors – CB-1 and CB-2. It is also a natural suppressant. What is THC?

THC [2] is not only one of the 60 cannabinoids but it is also the major psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. THC happens to be the most researched and popularly recognized compounds of cannabis. It interlocks with the nerve cell receptors but the reaction is quite different from that of drugs like morphine and heroin. Dopamine is released as a result of THC’s interaction with the brain. The effects of THC last for 2 hours. The effects start within 10 – 30 minutes of ingestion.

High

Marijuana’s most psychoactive ingredient is probably THC but CBD, on the other hand, is completely non-psychoactive. This is why THC gives users a high while CBD does not. This is why recreational users never prefer CBD but its non-psychoactive properties have made it a good candidate for medical research.

Anxiety and Paranoia Related Side Effects

Paranoia and anxiety are some side-effects of using THC which many users have experienced. On the other hand, CBD has fared better in this area. A scientific paper [3] studied the psychotomimetic effects of both CBD and THC in 134 users and CBD showed no results related to causing paranoia and anxiety.

Antipsychotic

THC has effects similar to psychosis. On the other hand, CBD is non-psychoactive and also helps to counteract the psychoactive effects of THC. A research paper [4] showed that CBD had properties to reduce the high of users because of its antipsychotic capability. CBD as one of the active compounds in various pharmaceutical medicines and medical research. One of the researches is by GW Pharmaceuticals which was reported by The Guardian [5] a couple of weeks ago.

Soporific Effects

One of the primary reasons why many people use marijuana is for its ability to aid in sleep. This property of marijuana manifests due to the presence of THC. CBD, on the other hand, leads to wakefulness and is not ideal for promoting sleep. Strains with high THC often make the user feel sleepy and drowsy as compared to strains with low THC or high CBD.

 Status Legal

The legal status of marijuana is pretty black and white – it is illegal in most countries. CBD falls under Schedule I drugs in the U.K. and is thus, illegal, technically speaking. However, CBD Oil which consists of 4% CBD and less than 0.05% THC is legal. Hemp, which consists of CBD is legal and is easily sold and bought in a lot of countries, including U.S and the U.K. Thus, derivatives of CBD and THC are easily bought and sold all over the world without any restrictions.

Recently, a lot of research has gone into the benefits of CBD over THC and this is main reason why high CBD cannabis plants are being created by growers. These plants have low THC levels. CBD oil natural supplements are also pretty popular with users.

 

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CBD For Eczema

CBD has gained impressive traction within recent years as a non-psychoactive substance with vast medicinal benefits. Laws surrounding the chemical are relaxing, and it is now available on a vast scale.

Cannabinoids like CBD exert their effects primarily by influencing the endocannabinoid system. This system is found all throughout the human body in the form of receptor sites existing on the membranes of many different cell types. These are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Cannabinoids have an affinity for these receptors, successfully binding to them by mimicking chemicals already produced within the body called endocannabinoids.

CBD has a low affinity for both the CB1 and CB2 receptor, yet exerts its profound effects by affecting them indirectly. CBD is also known to bind to other receptor types in the body such as the vanilloid, capsaicin, serotonin, and GPR55 receptors.

CBD AND THE SKIN

The reason why CBD has such a wide scope of applications is in part due to the abundance of cannabinoid receptors throughout the body. Cannabinoids will produce an effect on whatever cells these receptors show up on. It just so happens that the endocannabinoid system exists in the skin, which is why CBD can soothe the symptoms of irritable conditions such as eczema.

Research has discovered that the endocannabinoid system in the skin is associated with various biological processes such as proliferation, growth, differentiation, apoptosis, and hormone production. Moreover, the disruption of the endocannabinoid system in the skin can result in the development of multiple associated pathologies such as psoriasis, hair growth disorders, dermatitis, and acne.

WHAT IS ECZEMA?

Eczema, also referred to as atopic dermatitis, is a common skin condition featuring itchy and inflamed patches on the skin. Although eczema may only present as a slight itch in some people, in others it can become overwhelmingly uncomfortable, markedly reducing one’s quality of life. The condition is more common in young children, but can affect people at any age.

Atopic dermatitis is the most common form of eczema, but other forms do exist. Contact dermatitis is a form of eczema brought of by coming into contact with irritants, resulting in redness and itching.

Dyshidrotic dermatitis is type of eczema that primarily occurs on the fingers, palms, and bottom of the feet. This results in scaly and flaky patches of skin. Nummular dermatitis is a type that often arises during the winter months, and seborrheic dermatitis is a form that occurs on the face and behind the ears.

The primary symptoms of eczema are itchy, dry, rough, scaly, and inflamed patches of skin. These can form anywhere, but the inner elbows, backs of the knees, and head are most commonly affected. Red and brown patches can also develop, along with small raised bumps.

Eczema still remains a bit of a mystery within medical and scientific circles, as its root cause is still not fully understood. It’s believed to be triggered by an overreaction of the immune response. In some cases, the immune system begins to attack proteins in parts of the body it usually ignores, resulting in inflammation.

There are many different triggers that can result in eczema. These include chemical irritants, food allergies, stress, sweating, changes in temperature, and shifts in humidity.

CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT

Common treatments for eczema include antihistamines and steroid creams (to curb itching), however, they come with an array of side effects that render them unfavourable in some cases. Light therapy is also used in attempt to clear up eczema.

Lifestyle changes to minimise stress are also employed. Meditation, yoga, and breathwork can help reduce the physiological reactions to stress, such as elevated heart rate and hormone release.

ABOUT CIBDOL ZEMADOL

Zemadol is a class 1 medical device, specifically formulated to support the recovery of irritated and dry skin caused by atopic dermatitis. The primary active ingredient within Zemadol is colloidal oatmeal, which supports the skin with a coating of polysaccharides to soothe and calm irritated areas. Colloidal oatmeal also contains avenanthramides, which help to reduce sensitivity and inflammation.

Zemadol is infused with Cannabis sativa extracts possessing a high concentration of CBD. CBD has been shown to penetrate the skin with ease, making it a suitable topical treatment. University of Colorado researchers have stated the effectiveness of CBD for treating the symptoms of eczema, testifying to its ability to serve as a natural alternative to steroid creams.

CBD targets immune cells, keratinocytes, and sebocytes via cannabinoid receptors. This results in a suppression of the immune and inflammatory processes.

Zemadol boasts high absorption rates due to the use of liposomes within the formula. Liposomes are tiny vesicles made up of one or more bilayers that contain an aqueous core. These structures serve as protective vessels to carry molecules safely to their desired cellular destination without any premature degradation occurring.

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Buying CBD Hemp Oil in South Africa

Honestly if I were you I would be quite daunted by all the CBD Hemp Oil products out in South Africa right now. So many to choose from but which CBD oil to buy? Which one is right for you? Why are some so much cheaper and why are some more expensive?

CBD Hemp Oil is gaining a lot of media attention and rightly so. When they Americans demonized the hemp plant so many years ago they launched one of the largest campaigns to get rid of it the world has ever seen. Did you kn0w the President of the United States during the second world war promoted the growing of Hemp saying it was good for the country and good for the war effort. It could be used for so many things that they could not afford not to grow it; things like rope, shoes, paper (side note: the declaration of independence was written on hemp paper) and so much more. So why the turn around? Well there are many theories like the pharmaceutical companies could not compete with the number of health benefits cbd hemp oil had and they could not patent a plant so therefore could not make money off it, oil was and still is big business and hemp could make so many products we wouldn’t need as much oil. I am sure you have heard of many more reasons to numerous to mention.

There is such an overwhelming amount of evidence out on the internet that the governments around the world are losing their propaganda war. Countries like Germany have already included it in their National Health system and many more are following suit.

Which brings us to which CBD Oil to Buy in South Africa.

Scientists have stated time and time again that a full spectrum CBD Hemp Oil is the best choice for the maximum amount of benefit because of the entourage effect ie; a plant is better when all of it is used as any compound within it does not act in isolation. Pharmaceutical companies are trying to develop a synthetic CBD so they can make money off it but are failing. Full spectrum CBD Hemp Oil is best as there are so many other compounds in the hemp plant like CBGA, CBC, CBG, CBDA, CBCA and scientists are still discovering more health benefits from these so why wouldn’t you want them in your daily dose?

Beware of CBD oils that are completely clear as these are from the crystals of the hemp plant and are not full spectrum cbd oils. Beware of neighbourhood dealers as these products are not THC free and contain petro chemicals because they use a crude extraction process of isopropyl or butane and these could cause more harm than they fix. The best extraction processes are CO2 extraction which is completely clean and free from contaminants. The neighbourhood dealers do not have access to CO2 extraction as it is very expensive and they often sell oil high in THC which will get you very high and make you lethargic and/or paranoid.

The best CBD Oils are free from pesticides, petro chemicals, herbicides, heavy metals and should have evidence to back it up.

CBD Oils should have the amount of milligrams clearly shown on the bottle and the percentage. There are too many products out there that say they are 100% cbd oil but what they actually mean is they have used hemp oil but actually contain very little CBD and the amount of milligrams of CBD is in some random hard to find place on the packaging or bottle.

Buy CBD hemp oil in South Africa from reputable establishments and reputable online shops. Many online shops will offer free delivery for CBD as it is quite expensive.

Cibdol CBD Hemp Oil is one of the best brands in Europe and South Africa and has one of the highest ratings from customers of any oil on the market today.

Go to our online store HERE  and see our entire range of fantastic CBD Hemp Oils to buy in South Africa. Buying CBD Oils in South Africa should be a pain free and easy process and you should be able to get all the benefits today.

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CBD Hemp Seed Oil 30ml 20% (6000mg)

Containing 20% CBD, this is one of the strongest oils we currently offer here at Cibdol. Combined with a base of hemp seed oil, it offers extra benefits as a supplement over our standard oils. It’s perfect for administering larger doses of extract in a simple, easy-to-take concentrate. Available in two sizes, this product is our largest volume of 30ml.

Cibdol 20% CBD Hemp Seed Oil: Our Strongest Oil To Date

This is our most potent oil to date. Part of our new collection of CBD Hemp Seed Oils, this oil contains 20% CBD extracted in our state-of-the-art Swiss laboratory, combined with natural oil produced from hemp seeds. It means our 20% CBD Hemp Seed Oil is rich in CBD, as well as the wide variety of beneficial compounds naturally found in hemp seeds. Like always, this product is completely non-psychoactive.

Hemp seeds have long been renowned as a powerful superfood. Taken from the hemp plant, these little seeds pack a big, nutrient-rich punch. They are extremely high in plant-based proteins, essential fats (omega 3 and 6), antioxidants, phytosterols, phospholipids, and much more.

Hemp seed oil offers customers an alternative to our olive oil based products, producing a richer flavour and extra supplementary benefits. Blended with our Swiss-made CBD extract, this oil offers a smooth, yet potent dose of CBD. As with all of our oils, our CBD is produced from naturally grown hemp and extracted using a proprietary supercritical CO₂ process. The result is a natural oil free of GMOs, additives and other unnatural products.

At Cibdol, we’re proud to produce “gold standard” CBD oils. All our oils feature a purified, golden colour that’s only achieved via a rigorous extraction and filtration process. Unlike raw oils, our oils undergo extra processing to remove any inactive plant matter (including excess fats, waxes, and contaminants). The end result is a beautifully purified oil that offers the best results.

Like our other CBD Hemp Seed Oils, this oil contains whole-seed oil extract that combines all of the valuable compounds and nutrients found in hemp seeds in a simple concentrate, offering a 100% natural and authentic hemp experience – with the added benefit of organically grown, potent CBD. Order yours today to add the health benefits of hemp and CBD to your diet.

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CBD And Homeostasis

Numerous studies, journal articles, and media reports suggest that CBD and the endocannabinoid system play key roles in promoting homeostasis- but what exactly is homeostasis, and what does the endocannabinoid system have to do with it?

WHAT IS HOMEOSTASIS?

Homeostasis is a term used to describe the process of maintaining internal balance in an ever-changing external environment. In humans, homeostasis refers to a plethora of individual yet interdependent processes that ultimately keep our bodies functioning properly.

The conditions within our bodies can fluctuate in response to a variety of external factors. Think about how things like temperature, stress, or even the food you eat can temporarily affect how your body works.

The heat on a particularly hot day, for example, might cause your blood pressure to drop and leave you feeling light-headed, fatigued, or nauseous. On the other hand, the stress of preparing for a work presentation or studying for an exam might cause your blood pressure to rise, leaving you feeling anxious or dealing with headaches and other physical symptoms.

These are just some examples of how the internal conditions of your body can fluctuate in response to the ever-changing conditions of the external environment. Luckily, your body has inbuilt response mechanisms to deal with these changes and get back to functioning properly as quickly as possible.

These different mechanisms all play important roles in helping our body achieve and maintain homeostasis. And while the individual homeostatic processes in your body vary, they are all made up of 3 essential components:

– Receptors responsible for sensing external changes.
– A Control Center that decides on how to respond to these changes.
– Effectors which carry out the relevant response.

To better understand how our body responds to external changes, let’s think about how it regulates our internal body temperature.

In this example, the control center is the hypothalamus, a part of the brain which helps our bodies detect changes in temperature and respond to them accordingly to maintain an optimal internal temperature.

In some ways, the hypothalamus works like a thermostat. Using receptors found both on the skin and internal structures within the body, the hypothalamus is able to sense any changes in temperature and respond to them accordingly. When temperatures rise, our body starts to promote heat loss in order to keep its internal temperature at around 37°C (98.6°F). When temperatures drop, on the other hand, our body reduces heat loss.

Thermoregulation is just 1 example of a homeostatic process that constantly takes place in our body. Body fluid composition, blood sugar, and blood pressure are some other processes involved in keeping our body operating at its best.

HOMEOSTASIS AND THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM

The endocannabinoid system (or ECS) is a complex physiological system present in all mammals. Recent research has highlighted the complexity of the endocannabinoid system and suggests it is involved in managing various homeostatic processes.

There is a solid body of research exploring the role of the endocannabinoid system. Up until now, studies show that it is involved in managing pain, inflammation, immune response, appetite, metabolism, memory, mood and emotion, and much more.

The endocannabinoid system is made up of 3 main components:
1. Cannabinoid receptors (such as CB1 and CB2), which are found in various sites around the brain and body, as well as in specific cells of the immune system.
2. Endocannabinoids like anandamide and 2-AG which are produced in the brain and bind to either of the 2 cannabinoid receptors.
3. Metabolic enzymes that break up endocannabinoids after they’ve been used. The two main enzymes in the endocannabinoid system ar FAAH, which breaks down anandamide, and MAGL, which breaks down 2-AG

Unlike other molecules in the body, anandamide and 2-AG are synthesized and used when they’re needed, not produced and stored to be used later.

The growing body of research on the endocannabinoid system suggests that the endocannabinoid system switches into gear when it senses certain imbalances in the body, and then switches back off once order has been restored to the system.

Below we’ll look at some specific examples of how the endocannabinoid system can help regulate various bodily processes and promote homeostasis:

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM REGULATES METABOLISM

By stimulating key receptors in areas like the digestive tract, the pancreas, liver, and even adipose tissue, the endocannabinoid system has been shown to directly affect a variety of metabolic processes.

Studies suggest, for example, that by stimulating receptors in the digestive tract, endocannabinoids can possibly influence digestion and nutrient uptake. Furthermore, research also shows that the endocannabinoid system can directly influence how nutrients are stored and transported around the body.

For example, research from 2016 showed that the endocannabinoid system is involved in a process known as “fat browning.” There are essentially 2 kinds of fat stores in your body; white fat, which is linked to higher risks of diabetes and heart disease, and brown fat, which can actually help burn energy and calories.

These results suggest that the endocannabinoid system may be a target for treating a variety of metabolic conditions, including obesity and diabetes. They also suggest that the ECS may help promote weight loss. Moreover, this research confirms that the endocannabinoid system has an important homeostatic role in regulating various metabolic processes.

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM CAN REGULATE MOOD, EMOTION, AND STRESS RESPONSE

Besides its role in regulating metabolic processes, the endocannabinoid system has also been shown to be involved in managing emotions, mood, and response to external stress.

As we mentioned earlier, cannabis receptors (especially CB1) are present all throughout the body, especially in the brain (where CB1 receptors are among the most abundant G-protein-coupled receptors). Especially high concentrations of CB1 receptors are found in key areas of the brain involved in managing stress, emotion, mood, anxiety, and our response to fear.

This includes the:
– Prefrontal cortex
– Amygdala
– Hippocampus
– Periaqueductal gray (PAG)

Animal-based studies have shown that by stimulating receptors in these various parts of the brain, the endocannabinoid system can help reduce stress, anxiety, and fear.

For example, a study from the 2008 European Journal Of Pharmacology showed that anandamide helped reduce anxiety in rats. Other studies have also shown that plant-based cannabinoids (especially THC) can actually produce anxiolytic effects.

Due to its involvement in managing fear and emotional responses, the endocannabinoid system has also become a possible target for treating patients suffering from depression, clinical anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder.

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM CAN AFFECT IMMUNE FUNCTION

Unlike CB1 receptors, CB2 receptors are most commonly found within immune cells. By either directly or indirectly stimulating these receptors, cannabinoids are believed to play a key role in promoting immune regulation.

Research suggests that the endocannabinoid system can help regulate immune homeostasis in the gut. Conditions like Crohn’s disease, for example, are characterized by an imbalance that causes the immune system to attack healthy tissue in the digestive tract. Studies show that cannabinoids can help reduce the chronic inflammation caused by these conditions and possibly restore order to the immune system.

A paper published in 2009 explored the role of endocannabinoids in regulating the immune system. Based on evidence that using cannabinoids or inhibitors of the enzymes of endocannabinoids (which essentially slow down the break down of compounds like anandamide and 2-AG) can suppress immune hyperactivity and help the body recover from immune-related injuries.

HOW CAN CBD PROMOTE HOMEOSTASIS?

CBD is a natural compound derived from hemp. Unlike some other plant-derived cannabinoids, CBD doesn’t actually fit into any of the cannabinoid receptors in the body. However, it is still able to stimulate activity in the receptors without directly binding to them.

Instead of binding either to CB1 or CB2 receptors, CBD has 2 very unique effects on the body. First, it promotes the synthesis of 2-AG which, in turn, stimulates activity in the receptors. Secondly, studies show that CBD also inhibits the activity of FAAH, the enzyme responsible for breaking down anandamide.

CBD has been shown to bind another G-protein coupled receptor known as TRPV-1. This receptor is known to play an active role in regulating body temperature as well as pain and inflammation.

By interacting with TRPV-1 and provoking an increase in both anandamide and 2-AG, CBD indirectly promotes healthy endocannabinoid activity. And since the endocannabinoid system is directly involved in so many homeostatic processes, CBD may help give your system the boost it needs in order to continue functioning properly.

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Cannabis Helps With Arthritis Pain And Inflammation?

    Chronic arthritis is the most common cause of disability. There is no pharmacological cure and the number of people affected by this disease is constantly increasing. Lab studies and patients’ personal experience confirm that THC and CBD can reduce pain and inflammation when applied as a treatment for arthritis, yet complete clinical evidence is missing.

    WHAT IS ARTHRITIS

    Arthritis affects joints with pain, swelling and stiffness. The disease usually starts in middle-age, when about one in ten people begin living with some form of arthritis. The most common forms are osteoarthritis rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, fibromyalgia, and septic arthritis. Pain is a common symptom in all types of arthritis, and only a few medicines can reduce this chronic condition. Many patients become addicted to opiate painkillers, risking death or miserable living conditions. In North American States, where cannabis is now legal, many people started cannabis therapies instead of painkillers, or to reduce their opiate intake. In these States, deaths from medical opiate use have gone down by 25 percent within a few years.

    CBD AND THC AT SCIENCE TRIALS FOR TREATMENTS AGAINST ARTHRITIS

    Cannabis is not a new treatment for arthritis. From ancient Chinese medicine up to Western official pharmacopoeia until late thirties’ prohibitionism, cannabis extracts were available at the shaman’s or off the shelves in American and European pharmacies for treating pain from different origin.

    Evidence from latest research suggests that THC, CBD and the whole cannabis phytocomplex have therapeutic action in the treatment of chronic pain and inflammation. Lab tests and some clinical evidence show that the anti-inflammatory action of cannabinoids can slow down arthritis progress.

    This 2007 study indicates that our nerves are full with cannabinoid receptors, and the peripheral CB1 receptors may be important targets in controlling osteoarthritis pain. The cannabinoid receptor system is found as target for both rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis pain treatment also by this 2008 study. A few years later, in 2014 this other study analyzed how the endocannabinoid system is involved in modulating osteoarthritis pain. Much more lab research is now going on, while on the clinical front the cannabis-based patented medicine Sativex showed a “significant analgesic effect in the treatment of pain caused by rheumatoid arthritis and caused a significant suppression of the disease activity”.

    CANNABIDIOL AND THE NON-PSYCHOTROPIC WAY

    CBD is on the science radar because of its efficacy as an anti-arthritic agent without the psychotropic effects of THC. One of the first studies on CBD action suggested a possible oral intake of CBD as an anti-arthritic substance, while a more recent research concludes that a CBD-derived synthetic cannabinoid may represent a potential novel drug for rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

    Topical preparations with CBD are also under analysis because of their therapeutic potential without side effects. The action of cannabis topicals on rheumatoid arthritis was analyzed in a 2016 research, indicating that topical CBD applications relief arthritis pains and inflammation in rats without causing evident adverse effects. The CBD receptor CB2 also regulates central sensitization and pain responses associated with osteoarthritis of the knee joint, according to this 2013 research. We always have to remind, that animal trials results do not necessarily lead into successful human trials, and subsequent approved treatments.

    2016 RESEARCH


    THIS 2013 RESEARCH

    CANNABIS HELPS ARTHRITIS WHEN A CURE IS YET TO BE FOUND

    All research evidence is telling us, that both CBD’s and THC’s immune system modulation activity can help autoimmune conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis. These two cannabinoids have been found to be anti-inflammatory and analgesic, and to be able to reduce the anxiety and depression, that often come together with severe diseases. At least in lab research, and in (a lot) of patients’ experience, cannabis derivatives can ease both the symptoms of arthritis and the adverse effects of painkillers.

    Despite some recent progress in the “official” clinical research, the lack of structured data behind the effectiveness of cannabis as a treatment alternative for arthritis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis is preventing today’s healthcare personnel to be provided with specific treatment protocols. At the same time, an array of reliable cannabinoid products designed for human health is available, and beyond statistics, people are finding them effective. This said, the effects of phytotherapy on chronic pain, and pain reduction therapies in general, can widely vary according to patient’s specific condition.

    Cannabis edibles, oils or inhalable extracts can help easing different kinds of joint pain. Balms and cannabis-infused topicals allow patients to target only the painful areas. It is reported, that these preparations can help almost instantaneously with pain relief. These first promising results are pushing the research towards new cannabinoid-based therapies, that will hopefully treat arthritis. More evidence is needed. Treatment protocols will be welcome in order to help patients getting the best from what they already experimented with cannabis self-medications.

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    CBD is erupting in popularity as a natural herbal supplement. Studies have shown the compound to possess many health benefits, boasting anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, and anticonvulsant properties. CBD is often used to alleviate certain health conditions, however, many people also use it to maintain and optimise daily health. This is because the cannabinoid acts upon the endocannabinoid system, or ECS. The ECS works to regulate and balance many other physiological systems within the body.

    Many pet owners are curious as to whether CBD is suitable to give to their animals. Because of its association with the cannabis plant, some may be put off by the prospect of giving it to their pets. However, CBD is not responsible for the psychoactive effects of the plant. Therefore, taking CBD in its isolated and concentrated form within supplements won’t result in your pet getting high. In fact, it’s believed that CBD actually inhibits some of the psychoactive effects of THC.

    Most CBD products are derived from industrial hemp or CBD-rich cannabis strains, as opposed to cannabis selectively bred to produce high levels of THC. This means that most CBD products contain little to none of this psychoactive cannabinoid.

    WHAT THE RESEARCH SAYS

    CBD has been shown to be safe both in vitro (in cell cultures) and in vivo (in living organisms such as animals and humans). A 2011 publication within the journal Current Drug Safety reviewed the safety of the cannabinoid.

    At a wide spectrum of doses, CBD did not affect blood pressure, heart rate, body temperature, glucose levels, pH, potassium and sodium levels, or gastrointestinal transit. Additionally, no adverse effects were seen when it came to psychomotor and psychological functions. These results remained the same, even after a period of 14 days of treatment. No toxic effects were observed in human subjects over periods of 30 and 135 days.

    CBD appears to alter the activity of certain liver enzymes, which may affect how medications are metabolised. If your pet has been prescribed medication, it is best to discuss CBD with your vet before giving it to your pet.

    HOW DOES CBD WORK FOR PETS?

    Cannabinoids such as CBD exert their effects via the endocannabinoid system, a physiological system by no means exclusive to humans. Many vertebrates have an endocannabinoid system, including household pets such as cats, dogs, rodents, and even reptiles.

    The endocannabinoid system is comprised of receptor sites that exist on the membrane of many different cell types throughout the body. These are the CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD achieves many of its beneficial effects by indirectly affecting such receptors. The cannabinoid also acts upon anandamide, vanilloid, adenosine, serotonin, and capsaicin receptors.

    CBD helps to manage pain, making it a potential therapeutic agent for ageing pets experiencing chronic pain. The cannabinoid has also been shown to reduce inflammation, a mechanism found at the root of many health conditions. CBD is a powerful antioxidant, meaning it effectively reduces DNA damage by neutralising free radicals.

    Research has also shown CBD to be capable of easing feelings of anxiety, making it particularly useful for pets that suffer from separation anxiety when their owner leaves the house for work.

    Overall, CBD is an excellent supplement for pets to soothe the symptoms of various conditions and to maintain overall health and homeostasis. The ability of CBD to support the brain and heart means the cannabinoid could play a large role in your pet’s life from puppy to dog and kitten to cat.

    IS CBD RIGHT FOR MY PET?

    CBD may benefit certain conditions, but may also interact with certain medicines. Before choosing to administer CBD to your pet, you should consult your veterinarian to see if it will benefit them. If so, there are several different ways to administer it.

    Cibapet CBD Oil For Dogs and Cats is easy to administer, supporting the robust daily functioning of your beloved partner. Even those pets in the best physiological shape can benefit from the health-boosting qualities of CBD. CBD Pastilles are a quick and convenient daily option to make sure your dog or cat never goes without cannabidiol.

    CBD is quite effective in the amelioration and support of healthy skin and coat. Nothing says health like a shiny and even coat, so it’s sad to see your pet’s fur become damaged or start to deaden over time. As well as containing CBD, Cibapet products contain a whole host of other nutrients that strongly support skin and coat health. These include omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins A, B1, B12, B2, B6, C, E, K2, and the minerals calcium, iron, manganese, and zinc.

    Cibapet products are a superb addition to the health regimen of older cats and dogs. Age-related decline in household pets can lead to chronic pain and many other health conditions. CBD can assist with age-related issues such as obesity, osteoarthritis, and glaucoma.

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    Buy CBD Oil online in South Africa from TheCBDOilCompany. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3 to buy your CBD Oil with us. We have several payment methods to make it simple and stress free. Then we deliver for free to your doorstep within a few days! We believe you should be able to have access to the best CBD Hemp Oil to change your life with whatever you are suffering with. We provide Organic Full Spectrum CBD Oil to give you the entourage effect so you get the goodness of the whole plant unlike other CBD Oils. Cibdol has a specially formulated method of getting all the goodness out of the plant to deliver maximum effectiveness.

    When you buy our CBD Hemp Oil you get to experience a different sort of health where your body starts to change and improve. All those aches and pains become a thing of the past. Scientists have only begun to uncover the tip of the ice berg when it comes to CBD Oil which some people are referring to as the God Particle meaning it is a divine plant that unlocks the cannabis already in our bodies.

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    CBD Oil – How Much To Take?

    Published: November 14th, 2016

      CBD oil has gained a lot of popularity over the past few years, but it is still relatively unknown how to use it. This is an oil, that has been used for thousands of years. Even with the wave of states legalizing medical marijuana, many physicians are still reluctant to prescribe cannabinoids because they are not sure what dosages to prescribe. After all, most medical schools never cover CBD (cannabidiol) in their pharmacology courses. Medical scientists are just now developing dosing schedules for medical marijuana, medicinal hemp and their extracts, including CBD. In the U.S., the FDA does not even recognize it as medicine, but as a food type product, so it is all still up in the air.

      WHAT IS A DOSE OF CBD OIL?

      As serving size or dosage of CBD differs for each person, it is best to start small and gradually increase until you experience the desired result. What you will find on this page is meant to be a guideline, a starting point of reference. The fact remains, that everyone is in a different place and will react differently to their CBD dosage.

      CBD BRANDS ARE CONFUSING DOSAGE

      CBD oil brands create a lot of confusion for consumers because they all have different standards. Many of them recommend way too much as a “serving” and others recommend too little.

      Cibdol standard serving:

      20-30mg per day (depending on gender, amount of pain, age etc.)

      2.5% CBD oil dosing: 3-4 drops / 3 times per day
      4% CBD oil dosing: 3-4 drops / 3 times per day
      10% CBD oil dosing: 3-4 drops / 3 times per day

      If necessary, increase to 4-5 drops a day / 3 times a day (depending on gender, amount of pain, age etc.)

      COMPARING CIBDOL WITH OTHER BRANDS

      Cibdol CBD oil contains about 99% CBD and 1% CBDA. Other brands have a completely different mix. Therefore it is not possible to compare the Cibdol oil with other brands.

      There are no known side effects

      The compound THC, which gets one “high” from smoking marijuana, is not in Cibdol CBD oil, so there is no worry of getting high off of using it. Also, it has been “medically” proven, that there are no side effects in CBD oil; isn’t that a great change from today’s drugs and medications with well documented side effects and problems?

      Conclusion

      CBD oil is in the beginning stages of its modern era journey, even though it has been used for thousands of years. Be sure to do your research on the particular brand you are using and what you are using it for. It is amazing how something, that has been used for so long in history as a medicine, is little known by the modern “medicine societies” and people. We should educate ourselves on its healing properties and spread the word to others about this miraculous oil.

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