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CBD and pregnancy
December 03, 2019

Can CBD Help You Get Pregnant?

While more research must be done to draw any absolute conclusions about CBD’s effect on a couple getting and staying pregnant, there has been some research that shows that CBD may have a positive effect on fertility. So let's answer the big question: Can CBD help you get pregnant?

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Is CBD Oil Safe During Pregnancy?
December 01, 2019

Is CBD Oil Safe During Pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a beautiful time in a woman’s life, but it can also be a very uncomfortable, stressful and nauseating time in a woman’s life, too.

It usually brings on a slew of symptoms, sometimes even before you see the two lines on a positive pregnancy test. Although there are prescription medications that you can take to help manage some of these symptoms, you may be interested in knowing that there may be a more natural remedy available as well - CBD.

To learn more about the many potential perks of CBD oil during pregnancy, check out the information below!

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The Endocannabinoid System:  Your Top Questions Answered
November 26, 2019

The Endocannabinoid System: Your Top Questions Answered

Over the last several decades, scientists and physicians have explored how cannabis affects the body and mind. One of the most important discoveries from this research has been the endocannabinoid system. Commonly called the ECS, this system was first identified in the early 1990s and is responsible for the healing and relaxing effects associated with cannabis and CBD.

If you’re interested in how CBD can provide you beneficial and healing effects, it pays to understand the basics of this fascinating system.

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CBD Oil for Depression
November 24, 2019

CBD Oil for Depression

When you’re depressed, you would do almost anything to feel better. But even with that desperate desire to overcome depression, you might be reluctant to try medication. That’s understandable as many antidepressants come with a wide range of unpleasant side effects such as libido suppression, nausea, and weight gain.

CBD oil, in contrast, has very few side effects. Although the research on CBD oil and depression is sparse, it’s promising. In combination with psychotherapy, CBD oil may help relieve some depression symptoms. Read on to see what the research has found so far on CBD and depression. 

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Can CBD Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients?
November 21, 2019

Can CBD Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients?

There are lots of claims surrounding the benefits of CBD, but can it offer relief for those suffering from Multiple Sclerosis?

If you search for cannabidiol (CBD) benefits, you’ll find results ranging from short-term relief of minor ailments to some downright miraculous benefits. For anyone who regularly suffers from aches and pains, anxiety, or even acne, CBD can offer temporary relief. But what if you’re suffering from something more severe? For example, could CBD help people who’ve been diagnosed with neurodegenerative diseases?

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CBD for Schizophrenia
November 19, 2019

CBD for Schizophrenia

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, schizophrenia is one of the top leading causes of disability worldwide. Cannabidiol (CBD) has been found to have the potential for treating several mental health disorders, including anxietydepression, and PTSD. But can it be used to treat a severe, chronic disorder like schizophrenia? It’s not yet clear whether CBD can totally replace antipsychotic medication, but studies reveal promising data. Read on to learn more.

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What Are Terpenes and What do They Have to do With CBD?
November 16, 2019

What Are Terpenes and What do They Have to do With CBD?

If you’re like me, you’re a little obsessed with cannabidiol (CBD). Or maybe you’re just now getting into it and you’re doing some research to see what it’s all about. Either way, by now you’ve probably come across the term terpenes more than once.

But what exactly are they and what do they have to do with your CBD products? Some people are saying that they’re just like essential oils, which is both correct and incorrect. While they do have aromatic benefits, like essential oils, I wouldn’t recommend dabbing them on your wrists like perfume. Read on to find out everything we know about terpenes. 

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How Does CBD Change Your Brain Chemistry Over Time?
November 12, 2019

How Does CBD Change Your Brain Chemistry Over Time?

The human body’s ability to heal itself is miraculous. Given the proper support, it can come back from almost anything. Many of today’s common ailments, including brain disease, can be linked at least tangentially to an imbalance in our endocannabinoid system.

Neuroplasticity, the natural change of brain neurons and synapses, is an essential process required for optimal brain health. In adults, this process slows as the number of synapses with dead ends increase. CBD slows this process by trimming these dead synapse ends, clearing the way for new pathways. But how exactly? Let's find out.

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Will You Fail a Drug Test After Using CBD?
September 23, 2019

Will You Fail a Drug Test After Using CBD?

Recently, news reports across the country claim that employees have lost their jobs because of THC-positive drug screenings. These victims say they never used THC, just CBD. If CBD is supposed to be THC-free, why is this happening? And more importantly, what are the chances that, after consuming CBD, you'll fail a drug test?

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How to Balance Your Fight-or-Flight Response With CBD
September 19, 2019

How to Balance Your Fight-or-Flight Response With CBD

When you’re stressed out, your body thinks it’s doing you a favor when it floods your system with adrenaline. This is because of your natural fight-or-flight response, aka the stress-response. But when it doesn’t understand what constitutes an actual threat...lots of things can suddenly seem threatening. Luckily, CBD can help you regain control by promoting a more balanced fight-or-flight response. 

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What is the Gut Brain Axis (GBA)
September 17, 2019

What is the Gut-Brain Axis (GBA)?

For thousands of years, people have assumed that their mental health and physical wellbeing aren’t separate entities, but instead have a great deal of influence on each other. Over the last few decades, numerous studies have shown that not only does this link exist — it’s called the Gut-Brain Axis, or GBA — but it may play a much bigger role than you can imagine.

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CBD in Stroke Recovery
September 15, 2019

CBD in Stroke Recovery

According to the Centers for Disease Control, someone suffers from a stroke every forty seconds in the United States, with 15 million people affected worldwide each year. 

Thanks to multiple clinical studies conducted over the last twenty years, researchers have discovered that the administration of CBD following ischemic stroke proves to be very beneficial to recovery. Here's how. 

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THC vs. CBD: Which One Gets You High?
August 29, 2019

THC vs. CBD: Which One Gets You High?

If you assumed that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) were the same, you wouldn’t be the only one. Although they’re both natural cannabinoids that are part of the Cannabis plant and have similar molecular structures, they produce unique effects on your body. But what are those effects, and why does it matter? Let's find out. 

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How to Vape CBD Oil
August 27, 2019

How to Vape CBD Oil

There’s a reason why more and more people are turning to cannabidiol (CBD). Consumer Reports said that of the quarter of Americans who are using CBD, one out of every seven used it every single day. And there are so many ways to use CBD too! Some customers snack on edibles, others rub in topicals or ingest capsules. But for those of you looking for the fastest relief possible, you need to try vaping CBD oil.

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How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Work?
August 21, 2019

How Long Does It Take for CBD Oil to Work?

Almost everyone who has tried CBD oil has pondered: How long does this stuff take to work, anyway?


Unfortunately, this question doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all solution. The length of time required for CBD oil to take effect varies considerably, ranging from an instantaneous effect to a wait of more than two hours. A variety of factors, including how the oil was ingested and its quality, play a role in determining how long CBD oil takes to work.

 

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Calculating Your CBD Oil Dosage: The Ultimate How-To
August 19, 2019

Calculating Your CBD Oil Dosage: The Ultimate How-To

With the explosive growth of the CBD industry, more and more individuals are turning to CBD products as a way to treat and improve certain health issues. But you’d be hard-pressed to find great products that explain how much CBD would help your specific needs. Fortunately, we have come up with a comprehensive guide, based on research and customer feedback, to finding the right CBD dosage. 

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CBD & Epilepsy: 65 Million People Are Suffering
August 17, 2019

CBD & Epilepsy: 65 Million People Are Suffering

Recently, after years of research trials, the first Federal Drug Administration (FDA) regulated CBD drug for epilepsy was released. Epidiolex debuted in 2019, and already it’s starting to ameliorate the hardships faced by parents and their children.

But, for many people, barriers still stand in their way—these treatments aren’t easily available to everyone. Their best chance for relief may be found in an unlikely source: hemp-based CBD. 

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How Long Does CBD Last?
August 14, 2019

How Long Does CBD Last?

If you want to get the most out of your CBD products, it helps to know how long their effects will last. But because the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is so recent, we’re still finding out how CBD interacts with our bodies. In this detailed explainer, I'll tell you everything you need to know so you can take CBD when you need it and know how long you'll enjoy it. 

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Hemp Oil and CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?
August 12, 2019

Hemp Oil and CBD Oil: What’s the Difference?

By now, you’ve probably seen signs for stores carrying the oil, or even for stores exclusively selling CBD products. But not all hemp-derived oils are made equally, and the producers of the products—like snake-oil salesmen of old—are sometimes out to trick you. You do need to know what you’re looking for on the label, and I’m here to break it down for you. 

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Is CBD safe for your Pet? The Truth Revealed
August 09, 2019

Is CBD safe for your Pet? The Truth Revealed

Over the past few years, as science has recognized its ability to treat a wide variety of conditions, the popularity of CBD oil has boomed. And increasingly, pet owners are using CBD oil to treat symptoms like chronic pain, anxiety, digestive issues, and even seizures. But is CBD oil really as good for pets as it is for people? Let's find out.

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How to Overcome Stress: CBD & The Endocannabinoid System
August 07, 2019

How to Overcome Stress: CBD & The Endocannabinoid System

There’s no doubt about it: Americans are stressed. From managing the pressures of supporting yourself or a family, to dealing with a contentious political environment, to navigating the bizarre netherworld that is your nephews Instagram profile, we’re constantly bombarded with uncertainty. Luckily for chronic stress sufferers, science is uncovering an extremely effective, low-risk remedy that can provide powerful relief: CBD.

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What does it feel like to take CBD?
August 05, 2019

What does it feel like to take CBD?

"What does CBD feel like?" It's a fair question. Since it doesn't have any psychoactive effects, when you take it, you won't get high. But what DO you feel? Do you feel anything at all? The truth is, CBD helps bring your body back into balance. And know what that can feel like? Just plain good!

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Can CBD Really Lower Your Anxiety? Find Out
August 01, 2019

Can CBD Really Lower Your Anxiety? Find Out

Anxiety disorders affect millions of people. In fact, the National Institute of Mental Health claims that approximately 19 percent of U.S. adults aged 18 or older suffered an anxiety disorder in the last year.

But preliminary studies reveal that cannabidiol (CBD), the main non-psychoactive component in cannabis, may be an effective natural compound to treat anxiety disorders.

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Does CBD Get You High? Spoiler Alert
July 31, 2019

Does CBD Get You High? Spoiler Alert

If your town resembles mine, then you’ve probably noticed more and more businesses carrying CBD—or cannabidiol—products. Most of the gas stations advertise CBD vape cartridges and my local health food store just stocked a killer CBD Bath Scrub. But does the wealth of products mean that the sweet old lady living next door is getting high from her CBD butterscotch candies?

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