Relief Scout | Natural wellness by way of CBD and other natural remedies
If you are confused about what CBD is best for your condition, how much you should take, or the best way to take it, Relief Scout will provide you with a personalized recommendation from only the most quality brands on the market.
In part 1 of our conversation with Kate Phillips of Silk Canna, we discussed information and misinformation about CBD, and how research is catching up to CBD regulations and business. In part 2 we’ll share how to set the right expectations with CBD, how to approach it for the first time, dosing, and filtering out deceiving information about CBD.
At a recent screening of Weed The People, my Relief Scout co-founder, Kara Potter, and I met Kate Phillips. During the Q&A portion following the film, Kate asked a rather thought-provoking question that piqued our interest. Kate investigated the competitive nature of business hindering progress of scientific advancement and consumer education of cannabis. She asked, “This should be about the benefit of the plant and patient, right?"
CBD is gaining traction for therapeutic purposes and since the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in 1992, you might say research for therapeutic benefits of cannabis are at an all-time high. The ECS is known to regulate our physiology and mood and the full-spectrum effects of CBD oil support homeostasis in the body by engaging with CB1 and CB2 receptors...but what does this all mean?
Take a look at the comprehensive infographic below for a deep dive.
According to Relief Scout research, about 69% of consumers do not know, or are unsure of the difference between CBD and THC. Both phytocannabinoids come from the same genus of plant but have vastly different effects when consumed.
As more CBD research moves brightly toward new discoveries, one thing everyone seemingly agrees on is the power of the entourage effect. Meaning CBD is more powerful when in the form of a whole plant extract compared to an isolate that strips the CBD of valuable complementary elements.
CBD mitigates the effect of stress. CBD also ameliorates short-term memory impairment, often attributed to THC. So, they mix well if you’re taking CBD for focus and alertness. If you’re taking CBD for anxiety, insomnia, or to decrease inflammation the coffee or tea - not the CBD - should be avoided.
In the 1990s the endocannabinoid system was discovered. This fascinating system facilitates memory, immune function, stress, sleep, and much more. The way CBD works is by interacting with CB1 and CB2 receptors to regulate the immune system and stress response. For decades CBD was largely restricted from research because of its misunderstood status under the Controlled Substances Act, but as more objective discoveries of the benefits of CBD have come to light, clinical trials for CBD are underway.