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What are the benefits of CBD, and does it live up to the hype?

Cannabidiol (CBD), a compound found in cannabis, has experienced a huge surge of public interest and media attention over the past five years. Indeed, this once relatively unknown compound is now so popular – perhaps even ubiquitous – that it can be found in a dizzying array of consumer products, ranging from wellness supplements and smoothies all the way through to bath salts and bacon-flavored dog treats. This boom in popularity has led to massive growth in the CBD market, which is predicted to reach 20 billion dollars in the US alone by 2024 (Dorbian, 2019).

Despite the popularity of CBD products, however, some experts fear that the media and marketing hype surrounding these items has far outpaced research on the medicinal properties of CBD (Eisenstein, 2019; Stith et al., 2019). This is not to say that CBD offers little or no therapeutic value to its users; rather, the medicinal properties it possesses have yet to be fully researched and understood. To dispel some of the confusion surrounding this topic, the following sections address the most commonly asked questions about CBD with regards to its sources, legality, safety, usage and effectiveness.

What is CBD, and how does it differ from cannabis?

CBD is one of many naturally occurring compounds found in cannabis (aka marijuana). Unlike the plant’s main psychoactive compound, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not produce feelings of euphoria or intoxication (Pertwee, 2004). You cannot get ‘high’ from CBD alone, despite the fact that it is often derived from marijuana plants.

What are the differences between CBD, cannabis and hemp?

CBD is a compound found in both cannabis and hemp plants. In legal terms, hemp is defined as cannabis containing no more than 0.3% THC by dry weight in accordance with the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018. CBD can, therefore, be derived from either cannabis or hemp, as both plants contain this compound and differ only in terms of THC content.

Is CBD legal?

Hemp is legal in all 50 states, as is CBD derived from hemp plants. When it comes to cannabis-derived CBD, however, the situation is not so clear-cut because cannabis’s legal status varies considerably by state. In some states, cannabis is legal for recreational and medical purposes whereas in others, it may only be used medically. States such as Idaho and Nebraska have not legalized either recreational or medical use of cannabis.

Restrictions that apply to cannabis therefore affect the legality and usage of cannabis-derived CBD products in the various states. The most lenient states allow residents to purchase CBD products irrespective of how the CBD has been sourced or its intended usage while the strictest do not allow cannabis-derived CBD to be used for any purpose. Always check your state’s laws before purchasing any cannabis-derived CBD product to avoid potential possession charges and fines.

Is CBD safe?

Current research indicates that CBD is generally safe and well-tolerated by most people (Iffland and Grotenhermen, 2017). No drug is completely safe, however, and adverse drug events (ADEs) have been reported in medical studies. Indeed, according to a recent review of studies by Brown and Winterstein (2019), nearly 50% of CBD users experienced ADEs, including sedation, anemia, sleep disturbances and infections. These ADEs followed a general dose-response relationship, meaning that adverse effects associated with CBD depended on, among other factors, the dose administered in the reviewed studies. Potential interactions between CBD and other medications were also highlighted in Brown and Winterstein’s article. Although medically vulnerable people (i.e. people with complex underlying conditions) may be more at risk of experiencing ADEs, general consumers should be aware of potential side effects and consult with a physician before using CBD products.

How do people use CBD?

Excluding cannabis-based items sold in licensed marijuana dispensaries, the general consumer has many different options available when it comes to purchasing and using hemp-derived CBD products. Dried hemp buds, for example, can be smoked like regular cannabis or steeped in hot water to drink as a tea. Oils and tinctures containing CBD extracts are another popular option for oral consumption, as are CBD oil-infused edibles (e.g. gummy bears and lollipops) and capsules. Lotions and gels containing CBD can also be applied to the skin for those who prefer to consume it topically rather than orally.

Why do people use CBD?

Aside from recreational use, many people use CBD to treat or manage a wide variety of symptoms and illnesses. According to a recent study published in the Journal of Cannabis Research (Moltke and Hindocha, 2021), the top reasons for using CBD given by the study’s survey respondents were as follows:

• Self-perceived anxiety (42.6%)
• Sleep problems (42.5%)
• Stress (37.5%)
• General health and well-being (37%)
Although the survey’s respondents were primarily based in the UK, other surveys conducted in the US and Canada have reported similar results. A survey undertaken in the US by Chicago-based Aclara Research in June 2020, for example, found that anxiety (58%) and pain relief (58%) were the top reasons cited by respondents for using CBD, with relaxation (48%), sleep (37%) and general wellness (30%) following closely behind (Drotleff, 2020).

How effective is CBD?

Research on the medicinal properties of CBD is very much in its infancy, and consequently, the full therapeutic potential of the substance is simply unknown at this point. On the other hand, the compound does seem to possess many useful properties that could make it an ideal pharmaceutical drug target, as “CBD has shown promise as an analgesic, anticonvulsant, muscle relaxant, anxiolytic, antipsychotic and has shown neuroprotective, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant activity, among other currently investigated uses.” (National Center for Biotechnology Information, 2021, p.2).

CBD could, therefore, be used to treat or manage a wide range of conditions, including epilepsy, anxiety, pain, insomnia, multiple sclerosis, inflammation and neurodegeneration. However, although CBD could treat many of these disorders and promising results have been reported in some studies, especially for anxiety (Skelly et al., 2020), the evidence in favor of its benefits is generally weak and incomplete (White, 2019). Much additional study of CBD’s effects on these conditions will be required before any firm conclusions can be drawn about its potential as a therapeutic agent.

A notable exception in the current evidence base is the research examining CBD’s effectiveness as a treatment for Dravet syndrome (DS) and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), two devastating childhood-onset epilepsy disorders. Several clinical trials have demonstrated that CBD has anti-seizure properties that help limit the number of seizures experienced by sufferers of DS and LGS (Silvestro et al., 2019). On the back of the promising research conducted in this domain, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the drug Epidiolex in 2018, which remains the only FDA-approved CBD medication to date.

Common Health Benefits of Hemp Oil

The bottom line…

Despite the immense popularity of CBD as a consumer product, research on its medicinal properties and safety remains limited. Although CBD has potential for broad therapeutic application, the evidence for its effectiveness in treating many conditions has yet to catch up with the media and marketing hype that often surrounds commercially available CBD products. Potential consumers should, therefore, be aware that CBD products are not a magic cure-all but rather a promising new wellness trend that could help many people once the full risks and benefits have been studied at length. If you are planning to use CBD either recreationally or for medical purposes, please consult with your physician.

References cited

Brown, J.D. and Winterstein, A.G. (2019). Potential adverse drug events and drug-drug interactions with medical and consumer cannabidiol (CBD) use. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(7), pp.989-1002.

Dorbian, I. (2019). ‘CBD Market Could Reach $20 Billion By 2024, Says New Study’, Forbes, 5/20/19. Available at: (Accessed 5/5/21).

Drotleff, L. (2020). ‘Study: During coronavirus pandemic, American consumers turn to CBD for stress relief, wellness’, Hemp Industry Daily, 11/10/20. Available at: (Accessed 5/5/21).

Eisenstein, M. (2019). The reality behind cannabidiol’s medical hype. Nature, 572(7771), pp.S2-S4.

Iffland, K. and Grotenhermen, F. (2017). An update on safety and side effects of cannabidiol: a review of clinical data and relevant animal studies. Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2(1), pp.139-154.

Moltke, J. and Hindocha, C. (2021). Reasons for cannabidiol use: a cross-sectional study of CBD users, focusing on self-perceived stress, anxiety, and sleep problems. Journal of Cannabis Research, 3(1), pp.1-12.

National Center for Biotechnology Information (2021). PubChem Compound Summary for CID 644019, Cannabidiol. PubChem. Available at: (Accessed 5/10/2021).

Pertwee, R.G. (2004). The pharmacology and therapeutic potential of cannabidiol. In: Di Marzo, V. (ed). Cannabinoids. (New York, NY: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers), pp.32-83.

Silvestro, S., Mammana, S., Cavalli, E., Bramanti, P. and Mazzon, E. (2019). Use of cannabidiol in the treatment of epilepsy: efficacy and security in clinical trials. Molecules, 24(8), pp.1459-1483.

Skelley, J.W., Deas, C.M., Curren, Z. and Ennis, J. (2020). Use of cannabidiol in anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 60(1), pp.253-261.

Stith, S.S., Vigil, J.M., Brockelman, F., Keeling, K. and Hall, B. (2019). The Association between Cannabis Product Characteristics and Symptom Relief. Scientific Reports, 9(1), pp.1-8.

White, C.M. (2019). A review of human studies assessing cannabidiol’s (CBD) therapeutic actions and potential. The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 59(7), pp.923-934.

How CBD can help with Anxiety.

Humans have been called “the anxious monkeys,” which makes sense if you think about it – we’re not strong, we can’t run very fast, and we don’t have claws or fangs. Only constant vigilance has ensured our survival for tens of thousands of years.

It’s easy to forget that the pressures of modern life are very recent in the grand scheme of things. Our bodies certainly don’t realize that we’re not on the savannah anymore. So the mental and physical responses that used to serve Homo sapiens very well can quickly become maladaptive, causing problems for us – one of which is anxiety.

There is no shortage of things to be anxious about these days! Anxiety about work, anxiety about sex, anxiety about relationships, anxiety about money and family, and… it can all feel like a multi-car pileup on our interstates. 

To address this complex and often elusive problem, many people have begun to supplement their mental health support with herbal remedies, including CBD. And there’s good evidence that CBD can help a great deal – but to understand why it helps to know how anxiety works in the first place.

How Anxiety Becomes Chronic

Anxiety serves a purpose. Early humans often faced immediate physical threats — like animal attacks and avalanches — and the human stress response evolved to keep us safe. Stress hormones like cortisol are essential to “fight or flight”, enabling us to act quickly and escape danger. 

On the other hand, the stressors we encounter in modern life, like financial and relationship pressures, tend to be ongoing instead of immediately hazardous — but our bodies don’t know the difference.

If there is no outlet for the stress response — no adrenaline-burning fight or tension-releasing flight – we don’t ever leave that “fight or flight” mode. This chronic stress trains our brains to feel anxious. It wants us to “remember” so we can anticipate (and hopefully avoid) more dangers in the future — but this can be physically and emotionally exhausting. 

High levels of stress hormones are known to cause or aggravate many serious health problems, including:

  • Depression
  • Heart disease
  • Digestive problems
  • Weakened immune system
  • Fatigue
  • Weight gain
  • Headaches
  • Muscular tension
  • Endocannabinoid imbalance

Although a genetic predisposition to mental illness can be a major factor, if you’re under enough stress for long enough, you may develop chronic anxiety even if nobody else in your family has.

CBD’s Impact On Anxiety

CBD affects the body in numerous ways, and studies suggest that cannabidiol’s influence on neurotransmitter systems, neural regeneration, and a phenomenon called “extinction learning” are all keys to its efficacy. 

These mechanisms include:

Effects on serotonin. Most people think of serotonin as the brain’s “happy juice,” but it’s a complex chemical with many roles. Too much serotonin can be just as damaging as too little. CBD, like some pharmaceutical drugs, binds to the serotonin receptor that is thought to play the largest role in moderating anxiety.

Effects on the endocannabinoid system. Your body produces cannabinoids that are structurally similar to the phytocannabinoids found in cannabis (as well as some other plants, like Kava Kava and cardamom). Your body’s version of these chemicals called endocannabinoids to play a major role in many essential functions, both physical and mental. 

Under stress, the body’s system of cannabinoids and corresponding receptors can become unbalanced and dysregulated. CBD may help restore balance to the ECS by boosting the production of the endocannabinoids that are necessary for maintaining so many essential processes.

Effects on neural regeneration. Chronic stress can damage neurons (brain cells). Over time, it may even shrink the brain. It was long thought that once neurons are gone, they’re gone forever, but recent research indicates that’s not necessarily true, and certain parts of the brain can regrow neurons that have been damaged or destroyed. Studies suggest that CBD may encourage neural regeneration, especially in the hippocampus — a part of the brain associated with memory, learning, and mood.

Effects on extinction learning. Ideally, we can “unlearn” anxiety triggers when there’s nothing left to fear and our environment is safe. In cases of chronic, cyclical stress, this is a challenge. Studies on both rodents and humans indicate that CBD can facilitate the extinction learning process, supporting us to let go of anxiety triggers more readily.

Should You use CBD for your Anxiety?

As we’ve seen, constant stress is an unfortunate fact of modern life. It impacts mental and physical health in so many ways that a multi-pronged, holistic approach may be most effective for managing anxiety. Even medical doctors have begun recommending that patients supplement traditional treatment approaches (like talk therapy and prescription medication) with lifestyle practices like yoga, meditation, time in nature, and other relaxation techniques.

So if you choose to supplement with CBD, it’ll work best as part of a comprehensive plan. Consult with your doctor before beginning any new regimen, especially if you’re already taking prescription drugs for anxiety or depression – similar to grapefruit, CBD can interfere with your body’s ability to metabolize certain drugs properly, making them either weaker or stronger.

Once you get the all-clear from your doctor, you will want to select the method of taking CBD that’s right for you. Oils and tonics do not act immediately, but the relief they provide lasts a long time. Swish CBD oil in your mouth instead of swallowing it for better absorption. For a quicker effect in moments of crisis, try a CBD vape pen – just make sure it’s made with ceramic components, and free of propylene glycol. Even a CBD suppository may help a great deal – the tissues of the rectum and vagina are highly permeable, and bypassing digestion can aid in absorption. 

Always choose products from reputable companies that are transparent about their sourcing, ingredients, testing, and manufacturing process.

Hope for Recovery

If you’ve been dealing with chronic stress and anxiety for long enough, it can take time to reverse the damage. A behavioral approach can go a long way towards creating new mental habits, but you might get there faster if you allow your brain to rebuild and relearn on a deeper level. CBD could have a significant positive impact on this process, helping you to feel better sooner.

And curiosity – another essential trait of “the anxious monkeys” – can be an instinct turned ally, if we use it to pursue knowledge, resilience, and integrative treatment modalities that work best for us. 

How CBD can help your pets with firework anxiety!

If you already know that CBD can help pets with more general anxiety, you may wonder if it can also help your pets with fireworks. The short answer is yes, pets can be calmed by CBD treats or oil, and this can help them get through a night of fireworks. Here’s what you need to know about how to use CBD oil to help your pet before the light show starts.

What is the Fear of Fireworks About?

While pets may respond to fireworks in many ways, including hiding, barking, whining, and shaking, almost all are responding in fear to loud noise and flashes of light that they can’t understand.

Unfortunately, if you’ve reprimanded your pets for this behavior, you may have made it worse. It’s natural for pets to be afraid of fireworks, or to think fireworks are a threat to them and to you. After all, such instincts would keep them alive in the wild.

However, other than instinct, veterinarians don’t know why pets seem to be more afraid of fireworks than other potentially fear-inducing experiences. All we can do right now is try to help them get through it. While there are many training techniques and comforting items that could help, CBD could be a great option for your pets.

How Can CBD Help with Pets Firework Anxiety?

CBD works in pets similar to how it works in humans. Unlike THC, CBD does not create any “high” sensations. Instead, it has a calming effect that naturally helps pets get through stressful experiences. Research has demonstrated that CBD can help pets handle anxiety.

Of course, the quality and safety of the CDB treat or oil matters a lot. That is why Deep South Organics creates our products in a THC-Free certified facility. The last thing you want is to have small amounts of THC in your pets’s treat that actually increases their anxiety!

Plus, as your pets is already scared of the fireworks, you do not want to be force-feeding them something unappetizing and increasing their stress levels. Deep South organics offers a taste CBD pets tincture with a natural cod liver old that is appetizing to our four-legged family members. You can put droplets of CBD oil into their water or food.

How to Prepare Your Pets for Fireworks

You shouldn’t just start your pets on CBD a few minutes before the fireworks start. The pets may associate anything you introduce to them for the first time during a scary event with that scary event, even toys, and treats. Later, the sight of the toy or Deep South Organics CBD Pet Tincture may be enough to remind them of the fireworks and upset them.

Instead, give your pet CBD at least one time before July 4th. Make sure that this is a calm, non-eventful day for them. They’ll likely be even calmer than usual, thanks to the effects of CBD, but it’s always important to see how they respond.

Then, you can give your pets another dose on July 4th. Follow the dosing recommendations on your pet-specific product. For example, Deep South Organics CBD Pet Tincture you will give 2-4 drops per every 5 pounds.

Lastly, don’t leave your pets alone in the fireworks and assume the CBD will be enough to comfort them—at least not until you’ve seen them respond a few times. Comfort your pets, offer them treats or other calming toys and techniques you use. If your pets is doing better, you may eventually get to the point that doesn’t need your presence to be calm during the fireworks.

Order Your CBD Treats Before July 4th

As you’ll need to give your pets CBD before July 4th, make your order now. Try Deep South Organics. They provide a 200mg Pet tincture which takes any hassle out of dosing and is packed full of synergistic nutritious ingredients.

Why you should be using Deep South Organics Eucalyptus Spearmint body lotion as a mosquito repellent!

Why do mosquitoes bite? Well, we have learned the only female mosquitoes are the ones that can bite. When they bite, they are trying to absorb the protein-rich blood which is crucial for the successful production and development of mosquito’s eggs. Mosquitos never know when they will get a successful meal so when they get the chance to come into contact with a potential host. They take as much as they can consume which can be up to three times their body weight in blood.

When bitten by a mosquito you develop a small red bump that is seriously itchy. The reason for the itch is due to our immune system reacting to the mosquito injecting a small amount of blood thinner to make it easier to ingest the blood. It reacts by making the bite swell, get itchy, and have redness.

One of the many positive effects of CBD is when it is applied to the skin. It gets to work by focusing on balance, promoting cellular communication, and soothes inflammatory processes. CBD has a strong anti-inflammatory effect and therefore can be effective in reducing or stopping the itch that occurs after a bite. CBD will help calm the itch, calm the irritation, and reduce inflammation of a mosquito bite.

Used since the 1940 Lemon eucalyptus oil is one of the more well-known natural repellents. The center for disease control and prevention CDC have approved eucalyptus oil as an effective ingredient in mosquito repellent. A recent study has shown a mixture of Lemon Eucalyptus oil provides more than 95% protection again mosquitoes for three hours.

Using Deep South Organics Eucalyptus Spearmint body lotion will help with mosquito bites by being a natural repellent and also has a large amount of CBD to help take care of the itching, swelling, and redness of a bite. Come by our store and grab yourself a bottle today!

Could CBD help nicotine addiction?

Using CBD oil for nicotine addiction

There is some pretty strong evidence that CBD can help break the nicotine addiction and be used for quitting smoking, which is why so many people are now turning to CBD products.

There have been several credible studies conducted, a recent study by the University College of London concluded that people who used CBD reduced their cigarette consumption by 40%.

Evidence like this has led to many people trying CBD to see if it can help them. Many people are seeing the benefits and are seeing results for themselves. This is not a miracle cure, but it does appear to be very useful to help break the urge to light up.

Other CBD oil health benefits while cutting that Nicotine addiction

CBD has shown that it can benefit the Heart and respiratory systems health and also help lower blood pressure. All of these are affected by smoking and could do with a little boost when you quit smoking!

CBD has also shown it can reduce anxiety and depression, particularly useful when trying to quit, as we all feel the effects when trying to quit. It has been shown to work in a similar way to antidepressants except without all the side effects of pharmaceuticals (insomnia, headache, and drowsiness to name a few) and it has the added benefit of being completely natural!

CBD helps stabilize the mood and is also used to treat mood disorders and depression. Many users say that they feel more positive and their mood has been uplifted after using CBD

It has been shown to improve mood, focus and especially lowering anxiety. It also helps control irritability; it is important to know that CBD does not create a high.

How long does CBD oil take to work?

Inhaling CBD oil by vaping can be the fastest way of gaining the benefits. this is because the compounds are delivered to the blood directly from the lungs.

This is better than swallowing them and having to wait hours for the compound to go through the digestive system. Which can take a number of hours.

This way is considered the quickest as the user will feel the effects within 10 minutes.

The alternative way is to place them directly on the tongue. Which allows the membrane on the tongue to absorb them directly into the bloodstream. (Tinctures, etc.)

Try them both, I am not saying one is better than the other, it just depends on which you prefer and which you will consider more convenient, but I do feel as if the vape helps squash the immediate urge to spark up that cigarette for myself.

Headaches and fatigue

One of the most common side effects when quitting is the headaches, these can be treated with CBD-known to be very good at providing pain relief.

Some people add CBD to their morning coffee as a way to help boost energy. This helps them focus on the rest of the day, again CBD is well known to help reduce stress and anxiety.

Is CBD oil safe to use to quit smoking?

CBD oil is now becoming a major hit and it is being used for more and more treatments. It is being used for substance abuse, addiction, and also depression.

There is definitely some great evidence that supports CBD oil for quitting smoking. Nearly half a million people die from smoking and smoking-related disease. It’s been stated that smoking kills more than every other health-related death in total.

If you smoke cigarettes or other tobacco products you know that quitting smoking is a really good move for your health.

If your considering CBD talk to your Deep South Organics representative first to get the dose and method right for you and your needs.

Common Questions About CBD.

With the ever-increasing popularity of CBD, the marketplace is flooded with hype-filled claims and benefits of this natural miracle drug. We can now find CBD-infused lattes at coffee shops, CBD facials at the spa, CBD candy and baked goods, and loads of lotions and potions containing CBD oil. So, what exactly is CBD, and why all the hype? Is it really the miracle drug your anxious coworker and your achy mother-in-law claim it is? Here are some answers to top questions about CBD.

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical compound from the cannabis plant  (Cannabis sativa). Hemp and marijuana are both varieties that come from the same species of plant. CBD is typically the second most abundant cannabinoid in cannabis plants, next to tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. A cannabinoid is a compound that interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) via receptor sites. There are 2 receptors in this system: CB1, and CB2. The way cannabinoids affect our bodies depends largely upon the way they interact with these two receptors.

How is CBD Oil Obtained?

There are two main extraction methods for CBD oil. CO2 Extraction involves the use of carbon dioxide, which is subjected to extremely low temperatures and increased pressure. This causes a phase change from a gas to a liquid. When reheated and pressurized, the CO2 becomes “supercritical”, which basically means it has properties of a gas and a liquid. Next, the supercritical fluid passes through a chamber containing the raw cannabis material. As it does so, it gently dissolves the membrane of the plant to release its active compounds. Then the CO2 and cannabis oil particles funnel into a pressurized cyclonic separator, where the CO2 evaporates from the mixture. The cannabis oil, waxes, and resins descend into a collection vessel and are ready for further filtration and purification. Solvent Extraction is a method of soaking raw cannabis material in ethanol to pull compounds into the solvent. Following extraction, the plant material is then removed, and the alcohol is evaporated out.

So Which Extraction Method is Better?

Well, that depends on who you ask. Because CO2 involves the use of high pressures and temperatures, some people contend that it destroys more of the chemical constituents of the plant. Others prefer the CO2 method because solvent extraction destroys the cannabis waxes, which contain beneficial flavonoids and carotenoids. Additionally, there is a limited risk that some of the solvent chemicals remain in the final product.

Is CBD Oil Considered an Essential Oil?

In short, no. An essential oil, by definition, is obtained by steam distillation. Therefore, CBD is not an essential oil. The main reason for this is that the high temperatures required for steam distillation would degrade most of the fragile compounds of CBD. CBD essential oil would have far fewer therapeutic properties than the whole oil.

What About Aroma, Viscosity, and Volatility?

Of course, the characteristics of the CBD oil you use depend on the extraction method, the producer, and any additives that it may contain. In general, as a whole oil, CBD oil is heavier and thicker than an essential oil, but not quite as thick and slick as carrier oils, such as olive, coconut, or almond oil. The oil does have the natural aroma and flavor of the cannabis plant; however, it is not as aromatic as an essential oil and will not evaporate as readily.

Using CBD to help your pets with Seizures

When your pet has a seizure, it is a traumatic experience. Seizures can occur for various reasons:

  • A once-in-a-lifetime event
  • A reaction to ingesting poison
  • A residual effect of a head injury
  • An illness

Seizures in young pets are often caused by a condition called epilepsy. If your pet has epilepsy, understanding this disorder and how to make your pet more comfortable can improve your pet’s quality of life. Epilepsy is a condition involving multiple seizures occurring over a period time and is often the diagnosis when underlying health issues such as a brain tumor have been ruled out. Epilepsy is a common neurological disease in dogs and occurs less in cats and other pets.
Sometimes you can tell when your pet is about to have a seizure. He or she may:

  • Act nervous
  • Whine
  • Hide
  • Pant

When your pet does have a seizure, he or she may:

  • Shake uncontrollably
  • Paddle the arms and legs
  • Drool

It’s not uncommon for your pet to lose control of their bladder or bowels during a seizure. It is important not to stick anything in your pet’s mouth while he or she is having a seizure, because they can bite down hard without realizing what they are doing. Right before or during a seizure, make sure your pet isn’t near a pool, stairs, or in any position where falling is dangerous.
One important step you can take to help your epileptic pet is to start a seizure log. This will not only help you keep track of the frequency of your pet’s seizures, but it will also be beneficial to aid your pet’s veterinarian with treatment. You will hopefully be able to recognize any patterns or trends that emerge and any possible seizure triggers. The log will also let you know if your pet’s seizures are improving or getting worse with time. Things to include in a seizure log are:

  • Date and time of the seizure
  • Length of time of the seizure
  • What your pet was doing
  • How she was acting before the seizure starts
  • A description of the seizure
  • Your pet’s behavior after the seizure ends

Be sure to include what medications your pet is taking and any changes to those medications

Treatment of seizures is very important as even short seizures can cause lasting brain injury. Unfortunately, there is no cure for epilepsy, but seizure activity can be controlled with treatment. Both the number of seizures your pet experiences and the frequency at which they occur can be minimized. Your pet’s veterinarian may prescribe antiepileptic drugs.
While these drugs may be useful in controlling seizure activity, they can cause undesirable side effects such as:

  • Lethargy
  • Agitation
  • Drowsiness
  • Central nervous system depression
  • Weight gain
  • Anxiety
  • Liver toxicity

CBD has an important role in the future of medicine. CBD is a primary component of the cannabis plant. It is non-psychoactive, which means that it doesn’t produce the “high” commonly associated with marijuana.CBD is currently used by many patients (human and animal) who seek an alternative form of therapy without the unwanted side effects of typical drugs.Compelling research has shown that CBD may inhibit both seizure activity and the severity of such activity. Study results have “point[ed] to CBD being of potential therapeutic use…in the treatment of epilepsies.”3 Studies also indicate that the use of CBD in conjunction with certain anti-seizure medications may enhance the anticonvulsant effects of those drugs. Furthermore, studies indicate chronic use of CBD has not been shown to elicit negative side effects and does not induce tolerance.
Continue to explore and learn more about cannabinoid therapy right here, as we update you on the latest research and findings.

Could hemp oil relieve restless leg syndrome?

Restless leg syndrome affects many adults. In fact, it affects one in 10. If you don’t know, restless leg syndrome is a condition that’s characterized by uncomfortable sensations in your legs.

  • Very common
  • More than 3 millionUS cases per year
  • Treatment can help, but this condition can’t be cured
  • Chronic: can last for years or be lifelong
  • Requires a medical diagnosis

– Restless legs syndrome typically occurs while sitting or lying down. It generally worsens with age and can disrupt sleep.

– The main symptom is a nearly irresistible urge to move the legs.

– Getting up and moving around helps the unpleasant feeling temporarily go away. Self-care steps, lifestyle changes, or medications may help.

This can lead to issues with sleeping. Restless leg syndrome (RSL), also known as Willis-Ekbom disease, causes people to have the urge to move their legs, especially at night. The sensation can be alleviated temporarily by moving the lower limbs. However, there are studies that show CBD hemp oil can provide more extended relief.

Although the research on restless leg syndrome and cannabinoids is limited, the findings so far look promising. Sleep Medicine investigated the effects of cannabinoids on a few patients suffering from RSL, and they found remission of symptoms after the six patients received cannabinoid. Five of the patients inhaled cannabis that contained both hemp oil and THC, and one patient reported a complete loss of symptoms after using only hemp oil.

There are several studies that show that dopamine agonists are useful for those suffering from moderate to severe symptoms of RLS. Scientists haven’t directly examined how cannabinoids influence the release of dopamine that impacts RLS, but they have determined that CB1 and CB2 are affected by cannabinoids. When cannabinoids interact with those receptors, the release of dopamine is affected. Cannabinoids affect regulating dopamine, and this can treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, which is another disorder that affects movement.

Hemp Oil has been shown to be beneficial for improving sleep and managing pain, which was symptoms associated with restless leg syndrome. In fact, those two symptoms are prevalent among those suffering from RLS. However, these properties of hemp oil haven’t been tested on more patient with RLS, but they’ve been shown to help those suffering from other conditions.

Hemp oil is found in various seeds, stalks, and flowers of certain plants, such as hemp. There needs to be additional research on hemp oil and its benefits on RSL, but so far the findings do suggest that RLS patients might benefit from using cannabinoid.

Fibromyalgia and Hemp oil

The little researched disease fibromyalgia causes severe muscle Pain, fatigue and Headaches, including migraines. New studies promise that HEMP OIL oil can help with the disease where common painkillers fail. In this article you will learn experience why oil can be your key to freedom from pain.

The clinical picture

About 4 percent of the population are affected by the fibromyalgia syndrome. The classic symptoms such as fatigue, depression and muscle Pain are very stressful in everyday life. Since there is no cure for this disease, a versatile treatment must attack an effective pain Management. In orthodox medicine, this usually includes addicted making opiates, sleeping pills and antidepressants which, although partially alleviating the symptoms of Pain, still severely restrict the quality of life of those affected. In addition, ordinary painkillers do not provide relief for a large number of patients. Affected persons are often enormously restricted and unable to lead a normal everyday life for years. Since the cause of the disease is still unknown, the approaches of orthodox medicine have been limited so far. Therefore it is all the more important for you, if you have these symptoms, to inform yourself sufficiently about the alternative medicine and the effect of our oil, because it might have made your life easier.

Effect on HEMP OIL

As HEMP OIL has already provided strong for pain relief in the past, it is an effective and natural alternative with less side effects. In several studies scientists have found that hemp oil significantly reduces the pain symptoms of fibromyalgia and should therefore be used as an alternative treatment.

Unfortunately, little research has been done into the disease, but it is suspected that the disease is due to an endocannabinoid deficiency. If you suffer from it, your perception of pain is significantly increased. Your natural balance of endocannabinoid production is not maintained. The alternative treatment with our oil interferes with the process of cannabinoid degradation, allowing you to naturally increase your amount of endocannabinoids.

This alternative has a lot of advantages for you. Your Pain could be significantly reduced, inflammation could be inhibited and your addiction of prescription drugs would be reduced. This improves your mood and sleep quality many times over. Even if you suffer from years of Pain, this oil can be exactly the product that gives you relief. Less side effects and a better effect is exactly what many User reviews describe. They often speak of an enormous improvement after the treatment, which was reflected in well-being, concentration and improved blood values. In addition, the treatment alleviated muscle pain and sleep disorders, which made everyday life much easier for them. Most people with this syndrome prefer to absorb the oil through tinctures or steam.

The medical range that the oil possesses is amazingly high, so it works not only against against fibromyalgia, but also against hemp oil asthma and hemp oil arthritis.

You can find the right product for your Pain in a hemp oil pharmacy.

All in all, the oil can probably give you a lot of relief from your fibromyalgia Disease. Since many painkillers fail in the disease, the oil could work better than conventional drugs by increasing endocannabinoids. Since it is a natural product, it is additionally associated with less side effects. We would advise you to use the oil in small amounts and gradually increase it after first use in consultation with your doctor. This gives you an optimal effect with as few side effect as possible.

Difference Between Hemp Seed Oil And Hemp Oil!


In this plant-happy world, we live in, you can find cannabidiol or CBD far beyond a social media ad. It is popping up in local health food stores, beauty shelves, and may just be what your masseuse is rubbing onto your back during your monthly therapeutic massage. These products are used everywhere, but have consumers asking many questions! One, in particular:


These days, the hemp leaf and green label on these products can be hard to navigate, and the vocabulary around the products needs a bit more of a clarification for those that are just tapping into this healing plant. With that, lets deep dive into that question.


Hemp seed oil is made by pressing hemp seeds together until the oil within them excretes. This method of extraction is similar to how olive and coconut oil is obtained. Hemp seeds are considered one of the (if not the) best sources of plant-based protein. Along with the protein benefits, hemp seeds have an abundance of essential amino and fatty acids that the human body requires.

The fatty acids hemp oil contains (omega-3 and omega-6) is one of the most beneficial health factors of it. These acids can help diminish the signs of aging and improve heart health. They are also what makes hemp oil such a great moisturizer since omega-3 and omega-6 act in a similar manner as the skin’s natural lipids.

Since only the seeds are being used in this process, hemp seed oil does not contain CBD and/or other cannabinoids. If you are looking to get mind and body relief, you may want to look towards CBD oil.


CBD hemp oil is extracted from the hemp plant and is full of cannabinoids that are only found in the cannabis plant family. It is the oil that contains a concentration of CBD, or cannabidiol. Coming from the hemp plant, CBD hemp oil is extremely low in THC and extremely high in CBD (the non-intoxicating component of the plant).

CBD hemp oil works with the body through the endocannabinoid system or ECS. The endocannabinoid system is showing promise for keeping the body in a state of balance by regulating the body’s functions of sleep, mood, pain, appetite, hormone, and immune response.

CBD helps to stimulate your body’s natural cannabinoid production to maintain the efficiency of the receptors and optimal function of the endocannabinoid system. But CBD does more than just affect cannabinoid receptors. It impacts many other receptors as well, including opioid receptors. It has been shown to affect dopamine and serotonin receptors as well. Dopamine regulates aspects of cognition and behavior, while serotonin receptors deal with mood conditions such as anxiety.

Since both are essentially wellness ingredients, you won’t be harmed if you accidentally purchase one or the other. However, if you are trying to reap the maximum health benefits, CBD oil may be your optimal choice.

Hemp oil and Asthma

It has been known for many years that smoked Cannabis is a bronchodilator and can be useful in treating asthma. Usually, asthma is a problem with bronchospasm (wheezes) and increased mucous production in the smaller airways of our lungs. There is a large component of anxiety associated with asthma, as who would not be scared when it is difficult to breathe. More anxiety causes worsening bronchospasm, which causes more anxiety.

Typical inhalers contain adrenergic (adrenaline-like) stimulants, which work well but tend to heighten anxiety. It would be nice to have more alternatives to treat bronchospasm.

Since richer levels of THC can cause increased anxiety, using HEMP OIL seems like a reasonable thing to try. Last week a patient came into our office who had obtained some HEMP OIL-rich tincture at a local collective and said he felt it was helping his asthma. He was off of his Advair inhaler for a week and wanted to be “checked.”

We administered a baseline spirometry test and then repeated the test 15 minutes after the patient had taken three drops of his HEMP OIL-rich tincture. The graphic shows the result:

FEV1 is forced expiratory volume at one second (when the patient breathes out as hard as s/he can).
FVC is forced vital capacity (the amount of air you can blow out after taking a deep breath).
PEF is the peak expiratory flow rate at any point during the exhalation.

You can see that after a three-drop dose of the tincture taken sublingually, the patient’s FEV1 and PEF nearly doubled. This would generally be considered a great response to a typical bronchodilator!

It is well documented that HEMP OIL is a very potent bronchodilator and useful in the treatment of Asthma.

Taking HEMP OIL by any method does result in decreased airway resistance. So, how about taking it by inhalation without smoke?

Yes, how about that. So, now there are vape pens available that have HEMP OIL oil inside them. In general, a couple of puffs will give the patient 6-8 mg of whole plant HEMP OIL + some THC directly into their lungs.

We are looking into this for lung cancer as well.

Credit to Allan Frankel, MD

How Hemp oil helps with sports injuries.

Adam Kemp talks about his beliefs that Hemp Oil products are not only useful, but vital for athletes.

Having played professional basketball in Europe for the past 4 years, and playing basketball and other sports my entire life, I feel like my story is important for understanding the role of HEMP OIL in sports medicine to manage chronic pain, inflammation, and mental stress.

As many people already clearly know, athletes deal with chronic pain, anxiety, and stress daily. Personally, I have been using HEMP OIL products for about four months now, and my results have been amazing!

Would you like to learn about why I think Hemp Oil is the future of sports medicine? Just read the rest of this article …


Although I had learned a bit about Hemp Oil in the past, I didn’t begin using it myself until October of 2017.

As a professional basketball player, dealing with injuries and pain is a simple occupational hazard.


This past September though, I suffered a spinal compression fracture which ended my season pre-maturely. I like to believe that everything happens for a reason though, because if I had not had this injury I might not have ever discovered how beneficial Hemp Oil products are for myself and other athletes.

I started using HEMP OIL for pain relief as soon as I came back home from Europe (I was playing in Bulgaria).  While I was in Bulgaria, I had been administered a “cycle” of corticosteroid injections for my back, as well as daily non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. After just a couple of weeks of being treated with this medication regiment, my body was already starting to wear down.

These type of injections and medicines can be effective for reducing pain and inflammation, but the side effects are horrible! The injections made my body sweaty and jittery, and they kept me up all night. The NSAIDs were wearing my stomach and digestive system out by the day, and the pain relief wasn’t even very effective overall.

After trying to survive by using these medications for about a month, I can confidently say I would never want another athlete, or person in general, to have to use this type of “medicine.”


If there was ever an occupation that made you predisposed to dealing with chronic pain and inflammation in the body, professional sports is certainly that.

Hemp Oil is especially important for athletes at this time because 2018 is the first year in which it has been off the World Anti-Doping Agency Banned Substance list. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the standard for drug testing for athletes throughout the world, and having them remove HEMP OIL from their banned substance list is a huge step for athletes.

Dealing with chronic pain impacts your quality of life, as well as your ability to perform at your job. For an athlete, HEMP OIL is the natural answer to dealing with many challenges that your body is going to face each year. Studies have shown the ability of HEMP OIL to reduce inflammation and help treat arthritis, which plagues many athletes as they get older.

Furthermore, there have been widespread anecdotal reports of the anti-inflammatory power of HEMP OIL. Inflammation in joints and muscles is the cause of most chronic pain for athletes, which is why using a natural anti-inflammatory product is so effective.

Without even talking about dealing with the stress and anxiety of competing in sports at a high-level, it is clear that HEMP OIL is a wonderful product for athletes to use!


Since beginning to use HEMP OIL products about four months ago, I have been steadily using different “forms” of HEMP OIL and different amounts of HEMP OIL per day.

In general, I have developed a routine for HEMP OIL use which has allowed me to live happy and (relatively) pain free even with this spinal compression fracture in my back.


One aspect which is unique about HEMP OIL is that every person will need a different dosage of HEMP OIL to get the full benefits. The routine that I talk about below works for me but it took me a few months of learning my own body to figure out. Your body could need similar amounts of HEMP OIL per day, or it could be totally different!

My routine is to wake up with one HEMP OIL capsule, normally ranging from 25mg to 50mg for my first dose of the day.

I drink this first capsule immediately upon waking, and I can begin to feel the pain relief and calming sensation that HEMP OIL provides within about 15 to 30 minutes normally. I start every day with this amount of HEMP OIL, and a warm cup of tea. If I can tell my back is feeling a bit “creaky” on certain days, I will also put a few drops of a HEMP OIL oil tincture in to my morning tea.

Following this, I normally head to do my physical therapy for the day.  I love HEMP OIL in the morning before training because I am also a firm believer in the power of intermittent fasting for overall health. Using HEMP OIL before intermittent fasting helps me to have some additional natural energy, and it does not “break” my body’s fasted state.

After I am done with my training for the day, I normally only use one more HEMP OIL capsule in the evening, a couple hours before I head to bed.

Along with this though, two times during each day my wife will apply a topical HEMP OIL relief product on my back, and any other muscles that are particularly sore that day. We both use HEMP OIL topicals twice per day, and it is especially effective for the issue with my back.

Although there is no conclusive proof at this time, HEMP OIL has been shown to be effective for reversing osteoporosis, and even helping to heal fractures!

Due to this, I have been making sure to use both orally ingestible HEMP OIL and HEMP OIL topicals.

It has worked wonders for me, and many other people have experienced similar benefits as well.


Without having conclusive medical proof of the benefits of HEMP OIL products, it is obviously difficult to make any bold claims about who should and who shouldn’t use Hemp Oil.

However, from my own personal experience, I believe HEMP OIL is one of the best medical treatments possible for athletes..

This has been a great few months for HEMP OIL since it has been officially removed from the WADA Banned Substance List, and the World Health Organization declared it safe for use as well.

I recommend wider use of HEMP OIL in sports medicine because it can neutralize inflammation-based issues such as muscle pain and tendonitis, relieve the chronic physical pain that sports can induce, and help athletes to manage stress and anxiety from needing to perform at a prominent level every single day.

There are certainly tons of other benefits of HEMP OIL, and as more research comes out it will be great to have a further understanding of how best HEMP OIL can be used to help athletes and everyone else.

At this point in time, I still rely on it to manage my ongoing back pain and help me live a pain-free life!

How can Hemp oil help with Thyroid Disorder?

Among the questions our ECHO specialists have received is whether hemp oil has any beneficial effect for thyroid conditions. Thanks to the thousands of studies conducted on hemp oil, scientists and medical professionals understand he therapeutic potential of the cannabinoid now more than ever. With that said, there’s still an urgent need for more studies investigating how the non-psychoactive compound can be applied therapeutically. The studies on cannabinoids and thyroid health are limited, but so far their findings do suggest that HEMP OIL may be helpful for normalizing thyroid conditions.

It’s first important to note that there have yet to be any clinical trials on HEMP OIL and thyroid disorders. Regulations and restrictions make it very difficult for investigators to study cannabinoids and that has lead to a lack of human research.

The promising findings regarding HEMP OIL and thyroid disorders have to do with what scientists have so far learned about cannabinoids and how they influence the body’s endocannabinoid system, a communication network vital to our overall well-being and health. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating balance in many of our processes, including thyroid function.

The endocannabinoid system is made up of several integrated mechanisms, one of which includes cannabinoid receptors. Cannabinoids — including those synthesized naturally and those absorbed from plants like HEMP OIL— interact with these cannabinoid receptors to assist the system in its effort to maintain homeostasis.

Scientists have discovered that there are cannabinoid receptors located on cells on the thyroid gland. Cannabinoid receptors have also been identified within the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN), an area of the brain that sends signals to the thyroid, regulating its activities.

The presence of cannabinoid receptors on the thyroid and in regions of the brain that send signals to the thyroid suggests that HEMP OIL and other cannabinoids can influence the health and performance of the gland. A 2009 study found that one particular type of cannabinoid receptor – cannabinoid receptor type 1 (CB1) – directly influences the activity of the neurons that control the thyroid.

“The presence of both symmetric and asymmetric type CB1 synapses on [thyrotropin-releasing hormone-synthesizing] neurons in the [hypothalamic periventricular nucleus] suggests that endocannabinoids may influence both excitatory and inhibitory inputs of these neurons,” the researchers concluded in the study.

A 2002 animal study found evidence that CB1 receptors regulate the release of thyroid hormones tri-odothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4), and that the administration of cannabinoids influenced the hormonal activity.

The study concluded: “These data indicate that functional CB1 receptors which are able to modulate the release of T3 and T4 are expressed in the rat thyroid and suggest a possible role of cannabinoids in the regulation of rat thyroid hormonal activity.”

A 2015 study found that cannabinoid receptors could potentially serve as therapeutic targets for both malignant and benign thyroid lesions.

While it remains unclear how HEMP OIL’s influence on cannabinoid receptors may impact conditions like hypothyroidism or hyperthyroidism, the presence of cannabinoid receptors and their influence on thyroid health and function suggests the cannabinoid may possibly have therapeutic application.

Evidence also suggests that HEMP OIL and other cannabinoids can be beneficial for managing the symptoms commonly associated with thyroid disorders, such as pain, depression, dry skin, inflammation, and anxiety.

How Hemp Oil can help with Depression.

Moments of sadness or feeling stuck are a part of life, but we can usually find the strength to process our feelings and recover. But when sadness or stuckness grab hold of your life with no end in sight, this can morph into depression, a disorder that can harm both mind and body. If you suffer from untreated depression, we urge you to seek professional support. However, recovering from depression is highly individual — and better results come with a combination of approaches, including holistic lifestyle changes and self-care programs. A growing number of people are using cannabidiol (HEMP OIL) products to assist in recovering from depression. If you’re considering adding HEMP OIL oil to your self-care routine, we’ve put together this article to help you understand the current scientific research about HEMP OIL and depression. Although clinical trials are lacking, there is good evidence that it could help your brain recover from depression.

Depression: Where Does It Come From?

Many people still believe that depression is caused by a chemical imbalance — a serotonin deficiency. But this is a myth perpetuated by pharmaceutical advertisements. Serotonin is definitely part of the big picture — but the verdict is still out about who could use more or less serotonin, and depression is linked to many other neurotransmitter imbalances. Furthermore, depression is also connected to conditions like inflammation and the structural brain changes resulting from trauma or chronic stress — all of which could be the real cause of the imbalances. Ultimately, there are a wide net of influences contributing to whether or not a person gets trapped by depression, including:

  • Genetics
  • Physical illness
  • Chronic stress
  • Stressful life events
  • Past trauma
  • Physical pain
  • Social isolation
  • Other emotional disorders

With so many different avenues leading to depression, it should be no surprise that there is no single miracle cure for it. What ends up helping a person recover from depression is highly individual, and people who take a multi-pronged approach to recovery often have better results than those who depend on a single solution.

Neural Regeneration: Healing Your Brain

Although SSRIs cause an immediate spike in serotonin levels, it can take weeks before mood improves…if at all. So serotonin levels aren’t directly responsible for healing from depression — but what is? It turns out that when people suffer from depression, a specific region of the brain can atrophy and even shrink — the area responsible for memory, learning and emotion (known as the hippocampus). Fortunately, this unique part of the brain is also capable of recovering. It can grow new neurons and form new connections — a process called “neurogenesis” or “neural regeneration” — something we once thought only young brains were capable of. But research has since revealed the ability of our brains to change throughout our lives — an ability named “neuroplasticity.” So, the real reason antidepressants work is that they actually stimulate neural regeneration in the hippocampus. This could be why antidepressants take weeks to kick in — brain neurons need time to heal, grow and form new connections. If this is news to you, that’s because the cutting edge of depression research right now is hippocampal neurogenesis. What we’ve learned so far is that although antidepressants can help to stimulate neural regeneration, a wide variety of other lifestyle choices and supplements can also help with this process.

How HEMP OIL Stimulates Neural Regeneration

Cannabidiol recently gained FDA approval as a cannabis-derived drug to treat epileptic seizures. According to researchers, the major reason it works for seizures is that HEMP OIL protects neurons in the hippocampus — the exact brain area that is atrophied in depressed people — and there’s interesting evidence from both animal and human research:

  • Rodent Evidence:In epileptic rats, HEMP OIL treatments reduce neuron atrophy and death in the hippocampus.
  • Human Evidence:Like depressed people, chronic users of THC tend to have a smaller hippocampus, but HEMP OIL (in higher-HEMP OIL cannabis) helps prevent this shrinking.

Scientists think HEMP OIL could protect or regenerate the hippocampus via the following pathways:

  • Endocannabinoids:Endocannabinoids are used throughout the brain and body to help regulate memory, appetite, inflammation and more. HEMP OIL’s impact on the endocannabinoid system is complex, but it appears to increase the brain’s natural levels of endocannabinoids. In mice, HEMP OIL increased levels of anandamide in the hippocampus — which then stimulated neuron growth.
  • Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF):This protein helps existing neurons survive, while encouraging the growth of new neurons and connections (synapses). Multiple rodent studies have observed that HEMP OIL increases BDNF levels in the hippocampus while simultaneously reducing depressive symptoms. (However, not all studies agree, so this continues to be investigated.)
  • Serotonin receptors:Similar to the antianxiety drug buspirone, HEMP OIL activates a type of serotonin receptor (5-HT1A). These receptors control a wide variety of other neurotransmitters, and buspirone has been shown to increase neurogenesis in the opossum hippocampus so it’s likely that HEMP OIL could have similar effects.
  • PPARγ:When HEMP OIL binds to this receptor, it tells DNA to start manufacturing a wide range of neuron-protecting and anti-inflammatory compounds. Scientists recently discovered that this receptor also helps HEMP OIL stimulate hippocampal neurogenesis.


Clues that HEMP OIL Could Help with Depression

It’s one thing to prove that HEMP OIL helps protect and grow neurons (which it does) — but proving that it can be useful for treating a disease as complex as depression will be difficult. Although large-scale human trials are not available yet, some preliminary evidence is promising:

  • Circumstantial evidence: There are conflicting reports about whether cannabis use contributes to depression or helps relieve it. However, when medical marijuana becomes available, young American men (ages 20-39) experience a drop in suicide rates. Also, a few years ago, a drug for weight loss was developed that worked exactly the opposite way from cannabis — by inhibiting the body’s endocannabinoid system. Shockingly, it was discontinued almost immediately because it drastically increased people’s risk for depression and suicide. Needless to say, the importance of endocannabinoids in mental health caught the attention of scientists.
  • Experimental evidence — Clinical trials are currently underway to examine HEMP OIL’s effectiveness at relieving anxiety, and anxiety can be a major contributor to depression. Although we lack controlled experiments testing HEMP OIL as a treatment for depressed humans, pre-clinical experiments on rodents have been promising. HEMP OIL helped relieve depression in rats, even when they also suffered from diabetes. However, this benefit wasn’t immediate: Scientists had to give them a few doses of HEMP OIL, starting 24 hours before testing. Another study found that a single dose of HEMP OIL had rapid antidepressant effectson both mice and rats, lasting up to 7 days after the treatment. Additionally, in mice, HEMP OIL’s antidepressant effects are even more effective when combined with an SSRI.

Growing Your Brain Toward the Light

Depression is a mental trap. And it takes time and patience to rewire a depressed brain. If you suffer from depression, then harmful mental patterns can be reinforced by everything from your own thoughts, to imbalanced neurochemistry, to unhealthy neural connections. You might need support in all three of these categories to find a lasting recovery. Although molecules (including HEMP OIL) can help your brain circuitry grow and form new connections, you’re still in charge of what types of new connections are made. If you combine brain-focused treatments with psychotherapy, self-help books or sources of inspiration, you can help your brain grow in a new, more loving direction. And there are many other ways to help your brain grow new neurons other than with HEMP OIL or antidepressants. See our piece on natural ways to heal your hippocampus for more ideas to include in your self-care routine. HEMP OIL is not a first-line depression treatment, although you might find it useful as part of a long-term recovery plan. If you’re in the middle of a crisis or considering suicide, we urge you to call a hotline or seek professional support. Also, talk with your doctor before incorporating HEMP OIL into your self-care routine, especially if you take prescription drugs with potential interactions.

Suicide hotline : 1-800-273-8255

Written by: Genevieve R. Moore PhD

How hemp oil can help with sciatic nerve pain.

Sciatic pain is excruciating. It’s one of those things difficult to explain to those who do not suffer the pain. Mayo Clinic says, “Although the pain associated with sciatica can be severe, most cases resolve with non-operative treatments in a few weeks.” Two sciatic nerves travel from the base of your spine. They travel down your legs and divide into peritoneal and tibial branches. And, when working right, they control your legs, ankles, feet, and toes. Like most pain, sciatic pain follows inflammation, so it’s interesting to consider how HEMP OIL might play a role in pain relief. But, first, you need to study the causes, medical treatments, and non-traditional therapies. Nature and origin of sciatic pain Once the sciatic nerve is pinched, the patient feels mild to severe pain anywhere from the lowers back to the foot in either leg. It rarely affects both legs simultaneously. It often happens because of a herniated disc, bone spur, diabetes, or other condition that impacts the nerve, such as:

  • Traumatic injury to the pelvis, spine, or legs from an accident, fall, or sports injury
  • A herniated disc compresses nerves when the gel at the center of the vertebral disc bulges or ruptures.
  • Stenosis narrows the spine’s bony canals to compress the spinal cord and nerves.
  • Osteoarthritis comes with aging as the spinal discs dry out and shrink. Bone spurs might form, and the small tears in the disc wall will cause pain.
  • Piriformis tightens the piriformis muscle, one of the muscles in your glutes, to compress the sciatic nerve.
  • Spondylolisthesis weakens those small facet joints that extend from the side of each vertebra. You suffer pain if they slip out of position.
  • Obesity adds stress to the spine that can compress the sciatic nerve.
  • Work that twists the back, carries loads or requires long periods of sitting can stress or strain the spine.

Prescription medical treatment Exercise and physical therapy often relieve mild sciatic pain. Consistent and regular exercise will reduce the stress of contributing factors. But, severe and chronic pain is often treated with prescription medications:

  • Anti-inflammatory: acetaminophen, aspirin, or NSAIDs, ketoprofen, or naproxen
  • Anti-spasmodic: cyclobenzaprine, carisoprodol, diazepam, orphenadrine, and tizanidine
  • Muscle-relaxants: baclofen, carisoprodol, chlorzoxazone, cyclobenzaprine, and dantrolene
  • Opioids: oxycodone (OxyContin) and an acetaminophen/ hydrocodone combination (Vicodin)
  • Anti-depressant: Cymbalta

Surgery remains an option and laser spine care experts are promoting its mildly invasive techniques. Non-traditional care Sciatica patients have found positive results with application of heat or cold or with transdermal lotions that create a heating or cooling sensation. But, others have pursued solutions for their sciatic problems with:

  • Yoga, especially ayurvedic yoga exercises, stretches and soothes related muscles.
  • Massage relaxes all muscles and calms the patient.
  • Reiki combines touch and spiritual healing.
  • Hypnosis can manage the transmission of pain messages.
  • Acupuncture uses ancient Chinese medical practices to minimize symptoms.
  • Chiropractors focus therapy on osteo-trigger points.

Others prefer to treat sciatic pain with herbal-based home remedies, including garlic milk, ginger, turmeric, celery juice, valerian, white willow bark, aloe vera, elderberry juice, horseradish, chamomile, and/or apple cider vinegar. HEMP OIL Relief HEMP OIL is one of the leading cannabinoids in cannabis, the family of plants that includes hemp. It does not cure sciatic pain. It cannot fix a herniated disc, make you lose weight, correct spondylolisthesis, or make osteoarthritis go away. But, HEMP OIL can help ease the known symptoms:

  • Inflammation: As early as 2000 B.C.E., the Chinese Emperor Shen-nung recorded the many effects of cannabis on humans in Pen-ts’ao-Ching. And, in Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids, and Related Analogs in Inflammation (2009), the researchers concluded, “CB2 receptor-selective agonists that are devoid of the psychoactivity associated with CB1 receptor activation are potential drug candidates for the treatment of a range of diseases, most notably those associated with pain and inflammation.”

A 2016 research report in FASEB Journal claims, “Cannabinoids apparently act on inflammation through mechanisms different from those of agents such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). As a class, the cannabinoids are generally free from the adverse effects associated with NSAIDs.”

  • Spasticity: With or without medical advice, patients have used cannabis to treat the spasticity related to Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, and, most effectively, recalcitrant epilepsy.

The mechanism of action remains unclear, but cannabis derivatives noticeably reduce spasms and perception of related pain. The track record with spasticity has led to the first FDA approval of cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals and for the legalization of HEMP OIL oil specifically formulated for such recalcitrant epilepsy and Dravet’s syndrome.

  • Opioids: In 2009, the Journal of Opioid Management reported, “cannabinoids act synergistically with opioids and act as opioid sparing agents, allowing lower doses and fewer side effects from chronic opioid therapy.”

And, a year earlier, Therapeutics and Risk Management concluded, “Given their multi-modality effects upon various nociceptive pathways, their adjunctive side benefits, the efficacy and safety profiles to date of specific preparations in advanced clinical trials, and the complementary mechanisms and advantages of their combination with opioid therapy, the future for cannabinoid therapeutics appears very bright, indeed.” In other words, cannabis derivatives has been shown to reduce the call for and addictive dependence on opioids.

  • Relaxant: Studies show, HEMP OIL will reduce brain and body depression and tightness without the psychoactive high caused by THC.

How much hemp oil can you take?

How Much HEMP OIL Should You Take?

Short answer: there is no ‘correct’ HEMP OIL dosage. The optimal dose for a consumer depends on several factors, such as body type, HEMP OIL tolerance, and the consumer’s level of pain or discomfort. The type of HEMP OIL product and its concentration are other important considerations, since some products interact differently with the body than others.

This guide will look at all of the key considerations to make when determining the proper dosage. We’ll also demonstrate how to measure dosage for different HEMP OIL products and discuss some potential health concerns for people who consume large amounts of HEMP OIL.

Please note: First-time HEMP OIL consumers should consult with their physician before using any products containing HEMP OIL.

What is HEMP OIL?

Cannabidiol (HEMP OIL) is a type of cannabinoid, a natural chemical compound found in cannabis plants that interacts with the endocannabinoid biological system in humans and other mammals. The endocannabinoid system regulates various cognitive and physiological processes – such as mood, sleep, appetite, and pain-sensation – in order to promote homeostasis, or equilibrium in the body. When introduced into the body, HEMP OIL and other cannabinoids assist with regulation and homeostasis, which can help alleviate pain, improve sleep quality, increase appetite, and reduce stress.

As a result, HEMP OIL may ease symptoms associated with the following conditions:

  • Insomnia and other sleep disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Nausea
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Mood disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Conditions affecting the immune system, such as cancer or HIV

A common misconception is that HEMP OIL makes people feel ‘high’ because it comes from cannabis plants. This is factually incorrect. Another cannabinoid, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is responsible for the psychoactive high that occurs when people smoke or consume marijuana. HEMP OIL does not produce the same effect.

Additionally, HEMP OIL products come from hemp, a type of cannabis plant with relatively low concentrations of THC and higher concentrations of HEMP OIL. As a result, most HEMP OIL products contain little to no THC. Hemp was decriminalized at the federal level in 2018, and is currently legal to grow, sell, buy, and consume hemp-based HEMP OIL products in all 50 states.

It’s also important to note that the long-term effects of HEMP OIL have not been extensively studied. Some researchers have pinpointed certain side effects associated with HEMP OIL consumption, such as a temporary drop in blood pressure and diarrhea, but most experts agree HEMP OIL appears to be reasonably safe. However, everyone should consult with their doctor before trying HEMP OIL products for the first time.

Even though HEMP OIL products do not produce the same psychoactive high as products with THC, measured doses are recommended. Next, we’ll look at some points to consider when choosing the dosage amount.

Important Dosage Considerations

Determining the best HEMP OIL dosage generally depends on the following factors.

  • Concentration: Concentration, or strength, refers to the total amount of HEMP OIL in a given product. Concentration is measured in milligrams (mg). This is different from dosage, which indicates the amount of HEMP OIL per serving. For instance, let’s say a bottle of HEMP OIL tincture has a concentration of 1500 mg and contains 30 milliliters (mL) of tincture, with 1 mL as the standard serving size. This means each 1-mL serving will contain approximately 50 mg of HEMP OIL; the consumer is not ingesting 1500 mg with each dosage.
  • Body weight: A person’s weight often plays a role in how much – or how little – HEMP OIL affects the body. Generally speaking, heavier people need higher doses to experience the calming effects of HEMP OIL; lighter people, on the other hand, may feel the same effects with a lower dose.
  • Desired effects: For many, the optimal dose comes down to the level of pain or discomfort they are experiencing. Someone with chronic pain or severe anxiety may need a higher dose to alleviate their symptoms, whereas a person with a milder condition may prefer a lower dose with less pronounced effects.
  • Tolerance: HEMP OIL consumers may develop a tolerance over time, which can result in reduced effects from the same dosage. Higher subsequent doses may be needed to achieve the desired results.

Using the criteria above, first-time HEMP OIL consumers should be able to determine a good starting dosage. Next, we’ll look at some typical starting doses for HEMP OIL consumers with different weights and desired effect levels.

Calculating the Best Dosage

The table below breaks down starting doses based on body weight and effect level. These dosages are approximations and highly subjective due to the nature of HEMP OIL consumption; always consult your physician about the best starting dose before trying HEMP OIL for the first time.

Light (less than 130 lbs.) 11 mg or less 12 mg to 14 mg 15 mg to 17 mg
Medium (130 to 230 lbs.) 18 mg or less 19 mg to 23 mg 24 mg to 27 mg
Heavy (more than 230 lbs.) 23 mg or less 24 mg to 30 mg 31 mg to 45 mg


Stronger doses than those listed may be more suitable for certain HEMP OIL consumers. These include people with severe pain or other debilitating symptoms, as well as those with a relatively high HEMP OIL tolerance. HEMP OIL is not toxic and gradually increasing HEMP OIL dosage does not carry any known side effects, so ramping up one’s dosage is generally safe – and, in some cases, beneficial to the consumer. Many find that incrementally increasing the dosage is the best way to achieve the desired effects of HEMP OIL.

The type of HEMP OIL product is also important to consider, since each one is associated with different concentrations, dosing methods, and effects. The next section will take a closer look at tinctures, topicals, and other HEMP OIL product variations.

Measuring Dosage for Different HEMP OIL Products

Thanks to a booming HEMP OIL market, consumers can choose from several different forms of HEMP OIL. These include:

Oils and tinctures

These forms of concentrated HEMP OIL  are typically mixed in with food or applied sublingually (beneath the tongue). Oils and tinctures typically come in 15-mL or 30-mL bottles. These products vary significantly in terms of concentration, ranging anywhere from 100 mg to 5000 mg. The key to understanding tincture dosage is serving size, which is usually 1 mL per serving. A 5000 mg-strength tincture in 30-mL bottle features 30 1-mL servings of roughly 166.7mg of HEMP OIL. A 100 mg-strength tincture in the same bottle contains 30 servings of roughly 3.3mg of HEMP OIL. These two servings will yield very different effects.

For this reason, we urge first-time HEMP OIL tincture consumers to start with lower concentrations and gradually ramp up their dosage. It’s important to note that tinctures do not take effect as quickly as other HEMP OIL products (namely vape oils) and consumers may not experience the sensations right away; however, the effects can last for up to three or four hours. Those who take the tincture sublingually should hold the 1-ml serving under their tongue for approximately 60 seconds for best results.

Vape oil

Vape oil is HEMP OIL extracted from hemp that is formulated with a cutting agent, such as vegetable glycerine or propylene glycol. Vape oil is inhaled using a vape pen. The effects are almost instantaneous and produce a relaxing sensation for up to an hour or so – though the duration of these effects typically depends on how long the consumer inhales from the pen and how long they hold the vapor in before exhaling. Many find that inhaling for up to three seconds and holding the vapor in for up to five seconds will produce the strongest, longest-lasting effects.

In terms of concentration, vape oils are similar to tinctures. Most vape oils come in 30-mL bottles, with 1-mL to 1.5-mL per serving. Concentrations for vape oils typically range from 200 mg to 1500 mg, meaning that the serving size for most oils will range from 6.6mg to 50 mg. Many vape pens are designed to accommodate cartridges that house the vape oil; cartridges vary in terms of capacity, but 1.5 mL is a common size.


HEMP OIL edibles include capsules, gummies, and other products that are eaten. Like tinctures, edibles have a longer onset time because they are ingested orally, but the effects are also much more prolonged. Typically, edibles will take effect within one hour of consumption; the effects will last for up to four or five hours, depending on the strength.

Calculating dosage is fairly easy with these products because each edible represents one serving size and the dosage is always listed in the ingredients. Most gummies have concentrations ranging from 5 mg to 100 mg. For higher-dosage edibles, consumers who prefer moderate doses find that breaking the edible apart yields the best results.


HEMP OIL topicals include lotions and creams, balms and salves, therapeutic oils, and other products that are applied directly to the epidermis, or outermost layer of skin. Topicals are unique, in that the substance never comes in direct contact with the body’s endocannabinoid system; rather, the cannabinoids in HEMP OIL topicals bind with cannabinoid receptors in the epidermis. The result is a soothing sensation that is mostly isolated to the application area. People may use HEMP OIL topicals to relieve muscle or joint pain, or alleviate discomfort from burns, stings, and other injuries. Many topicals also contain antioxidants and moisturizers that can restore and replenish the skin.

Calculating dosage with topicals is tricky because the ‘serving’ size depends entirely on how much (or how little) is applied to the skin. Most HEMP OIL topicals sold today range in concentration from 250 mg to 1500 mg. People with severe pain or discomfort typically find that high concentration topicals work best.

The table below summarizes typical dosing methods and amounts for the HEMP OIL products detailed above.

Tincture Sublingual using a dropper or mixed in with food/drinks 1 mL 100 mg to 5000 mg 3.3mg to 166.67mg
Vape Oil Inhaled using a vape pen 1 mL to 1.5 mL 200 mg to 1500 mg 6.6mg to 50 mg
Varies by inhalation method
Edible Ingested orally 1 edible 5 mg to 100 mg 5 mg to 100 mg
Topical Applied to the epidermis Varies by application preference 250 mg to 1500 mg Varies by application preference

Can You Overdose on HEMP OIL?

HEMP OIL is considered non-toxic and the chemical produces very few side effects which, when they occur, are typically minor and non-threatening. Furthermore, a recent report by the National Cancer Institute – a branch of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) – notes that overdosing on HEMP OIL is virtually impossible, and the same is true of THC and marijuana. Per the report: “Because cannabinoid receptors, unlike opioid receptors, are not located in the brainstem areas controlling respiration, lethal overdoses from Cannabis and cannabinoids do not occur.”

The report also goes on to note that cannabinoids are considered much less addictive than other drugs, including prescription medications – though HEMP OIL consumers do develop a tolerance over time. HEMP OIL withdrawal symptoms may include insomnia, hot flashes, and nausea, but these symptoms are mild compared to withdrawal symptoms from other addictive substances.

That being said, HEMP OIL products are relatively new to the market and have not been extensively studied in terms of long-term health effects. It’s also important to note that consumers should only purchase and use HEMP OIL products from brands that submit their products to third-party testing organizations and publish the results of these tests online (typically on their website). A 2018 report from the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) noted a spike in adverse reactions from HEMP OIL consumers in the state of Utah. A total of 52 cases were investigated. In many cases, the adverse reactions were linked to synthetically produced HEMP OIL products and/or products from brands that did not disclose ingredients or manufacturer information.

HEMP OIL consumers can protect themselves by only purchasing products from brands that provide third-party testing results, product ingredients, and information about the manufacturing process. We also urge consumers to refrain from using HEMP OIL products with synthetic components, as these have been linked to more cases of adverse effects; all-natural HEMP OIL products are widely available.

What is the skincare powerhouse, MSM?

Applying a MSM cream will benefit your skin in almost every way. Here’s how you can use to get healthier, smoother, more beautiful skin.

When shopping for healthy skincare products, usually a good rule of thumb is to avoid ingredients you can’t pronounce. The nutrient we’re discussing today, however, may be the exception to that rule.

Let us introduce you to methylsulfonylmethane. While it’s quite the tongue twister, MSM is almost as necessary for the body as water and salt. Read on to see exactly how it’s used and why your skin will love it!

What Is MSM?

The abbreviation for methylsulfonylmethane, MSM is found in all living organisms and is formed organically of carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and sulfur. In the human body, it acts as the “glue” that holds together our amino acid chains – aka the building blocks of all tissues.

Not only is it essential in the proper function of amino acids, it’s a necessary nutrient used throughout the entire body. In fact, when combined with water and salt, MSM forms up to 90% of the human body.

As widespread and beneficial as it is, it’s a water-soluble nutrient that needs plenty of vitamin C in order to be used most effectively.

What Are the Benefits of MSM?

Most MSM benefits stem from the chemical’s role in building nearly every cell in the body. However, it’s also famous for inhibiting the breakdown of collagen, making it a key player in anti-aging treatments.

Its high sulfur content, which represents a whopping 34% of its composition, reduces inflammation and detoxifies the body.

Not impressed yet? MSM also improves cell wall permeability, allowing vital nutrients to flow through to cells.

As for the fight against aging, MSM enhances antioxidant usage, helping to decrease free radicals and providing numerous other anti-aging benefits.

Use MSM Cream to Fight Acne, Smooth Wrinkles & So Much More

Due to the sulfur content in MSM and the chemical’s enhancement of antioxidants in the body, MSM has an impressive list of uses. When used topically, MSM has an almost miraculous effect on the skin.

Because of its positive as wrinkles by decreasing the breakdown of collagen beneath the skin.

Thanks again to its sulfur content, it even improves hair and nail growth, fights against cracked or thinning nails and improves the overall health of cuticles.

Those dealing with chronic or acute acne may also find relief with a cream containing this powerful ingredient. To explain, MSM limits androgen hormones and helps the skin become more permeable. This means that the toxins leading to blackheads, whiteheads and cysts have a better chance of being released. On top of that, MSM can even help reduce acne scars by boosting collagen growth.

As great as these MSM benefits are, it does far more for the skin than simply smooth wrinkles and fight acne. It also soothes itching, hydrates dry skin, reduces scar tissue and improves wound healing from cuts and burns. Oh, and good news for rosacea sufferers – it also helps soothe and decrease redness in the skin.

MSM is available in supplement form and can be found in many beauty creams as well as serums and oils designed specifically for hair and nails. The type you use should be carefully chosen based on brand, safety, dosage and intended purpose.

While some oral MSM makes it to the skin, hair and nails, it may not be enough to create noticeable changes in these areas. When addressing these specific zones, MSM should be applied directly to the desired area – ideally in the form of an MSM cream.

No matter which form you choose, be sure your product or supplement is made with high-quality MSM – preferably in pure, organic form. The safest option, organic MSM won’t contain other ingredients that could harm you.

How to Use MSM + A Few Quick Tips

Fortunately for your skin, MSM can be applied as little or as much as you want – always with remarkable results. We use it as part of our cream because it speeds healing and soothes irritated skin. It works amazingly well for rashes, dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, dry skin, and more.


While it may not be well-known to most people, MSM plays an essential role in the human body.

Since our very cells need MSM to function properly, it’s easy to see how supplementing with MSM or using an MSM cream can treat a variety of issues.

With so few risks and side effects associated with it, MSM is quickly becoming the go-to solution for everything from aches and pains to aging skin and scars.  As well as:  acne, damaged skin, dermatitis, eczema, natural skin care, psoriasis, rashes.


What is the best way for you to absorb Hemp Oil?

Cannabis plants contain more than 60 chemical compounds, called cannabinoids. These molecules attach to specific receptors in the endocannabinoid system, most notably in the brain and the immune system. Cannabinoids are responsible for the effects of marijuana, such as feeling euphoric, relaxed, and even “high.” Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, is the psychoactive cannabinoid most widely studied.

However, ever since cannabidiol, or HEMP OIL, another cannabinoid, stopped five-year old Charlotte Figi from having seizures on CNN’s 2013 special Weed, demand is growing for this compound and scientists are studying it almost frantically. She even has a strain named after her, called Charlotte’s Web, which is low in THC and high in HEMP OIL. Millions of children are now using it worldwide to treat similar issues.

Unlike THC, HEMP OIL is non-psychoactive. It does not make its users “high.” In fact, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, several studies suggest that HEMP OIL effectively counteracts the psychological effects of THC, making it safe for children, pets, and anyone who does not enjoy the “high” associated with cannabis use. HEMP OIL itself is proving one of the most medically important compounds of all time.

Almost daily now, researchers are investigating new therapeutic uses for HEMP OIL. Scientists discovered the endocannabinoid system almost by accident, (Mechoulam et al, 1990), and its two primary receptors: Cannabinoid 1, or CB1, and cannabinoid 2, or CB2. CB1 receptors are abundant in the brain. When activated, they play a crucial role in motor control, memory processing, and pain perception.

THC binds to these CB1 receptors, which is why users feel “high” and lose all sense of pain. HEMP OIL, on the other hand, binds to CB2 receptors, which are active in the immune system. In this way, it is able to reduce inflammation, relieving pain at its source, and influence immune response to a myriad of medical conditions. It also regulates the immune system itself, which is vital for optimal health.

In 2012, the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology published a review of many studies into the benefits of HEMP OIL. It found HEMP OIL possessing anticonvulsant, antiemetic, antipsychotic, anticancer, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and antidepressant properties. People use it to treat anxiety, pain, inflammation, seizures, nausea, cancer, infections, depression, PTSD, spasms and so much more.

Ways of Consuming HEMP OIL

For HEMP OIL to work, your body must first absorb it. This means that it must find its way from its point of entry and into the bloodstream, from where it can travel around the body to interact with cannabinoid receptors, such as CB2, as well as non-cannabinoid receptors, such as the vanilloid receptor TRPV-1 and the serotonin receptor 5-HT1A.

How it does this will depend on how you consume it, called the route of administration. The method of ingestion will greatly affect the uptake, distribution, and elimination of the HEMP OIL compound in your body. This is vitally important information, since the method you choose will determine how effective cannabinoid therapy will ultimately be in helping you overcome your medical issues.

You can consume HEMP OIL in a variety of different ways. You can swallow tinctures, add it to food, smear it on your skin, inhale it, and even swish it around your mouth. However, the way you choose to use it will influence the effect it has on you, as well as how long it takes to work. The body absorbs HEMP OIL in different ways, so how you consume it of paramount importance.

Absorption of HEMP OIL When Inhaled

You can smoke hemp flowers or other low-THC, high-HEMP OIL strains, such as Charlotte’s Web, or you can vape HEMP OIL concentrates, such as HEMP OIL oil, which have a greater HEMP OIL potency. Inhalation is an effective method of delivery and preferred by many because the body absorbs it quickly this way. Effects are near immediate, making it a good option for anyone needing pain relief now instead of hours later.

When you inhale HEMP OIL, such as vaping it, the alveoli in your lungs absorbs the compound very quickly. The lungs also offer a larger surface area for absorption. Once HEMP OIL passes through the alveoli, speedily since you are breathing continuously, it enters the bloodstream. From there, it travels quickly through the body. Compared to other methods, inhaling absorbs more HEMP OIL at once and much faster too.

Absorption of HEMP OIL When Ingested or Taken Sublingually

Without doubt, the most common method of administering HEMP OIL is orally, or via the mouth. It is quick, easy to dose, and convenient. When you take HEMP OIL this way, however, whether you eat it in food or swallow drops, it must first go through the digestive system. This process is lengthy. From the digestive tract, HEMP OIL then travels to the hepatic portal system, through the portal vein, and on into the liver.

In the liver, processes become a bit tricky. The U.S. National Library of Medicine published a study, (Ujvary and Hanus, 2016), detailing how the liver metabolizes HEMP OIL compounds. Called the “first pass effect”, CYP450 oxidases enzymes in the liver, which have mixed functions, break HEMP OIL down, reducing cannabidiol concentration significantly before sending the leftovers to the bloodstream.

Ingesting HEMP OIL, despite being the easiest method of delivery, is not particularly efficient at absorbing HEMP OIL in high concentrations and can take as long as two hours to work. However, another study (Huestis, 2009), also published by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, suggests that swallowing HEMP OIL with fatty acids may bypass this “first pass effect” and increase absorption rates of HEMP OIL after ingestion.

You can take HEMP OIL sublingually, which means holding it under the tongue for a minute or two before swallowing. This method allows the mucus membranes of the mouth to absorb HEMP OIL instead, bypassing the digestive system and metabolism in the liver entirely. Since no enzymes break the HEMP OIL molecules down and it does not travel through the stomach, HEMP OIL is able to reach the bloodstream faster.

Absorption of HEMP OIL When Applied Topically

When you smear HEMP OIL oils or creams onto your skin, it will never reach the bloodstream. In using HEMP OIL this way, you get targeted relief to a specific area. The skin absorbs HEMP OIL so that it can interact with cannabinoid receptors nearby. Generally, human skin is not very permeable. It blocks the majority of substances to prevent them from entering the body.

Your skin will not absorb cannabinoids very well. Absorption rates are very low. This is why, for topical HEMP OIL products to work, you have to apply them very generously, as in thick enough to break this barrier. If you are liberal enough in your application, your skin pores will absorb HEMP OIL to affect targeted healing. Additionally, this method works best when lotions, salves and balms contain very high levels of HEMP OIL.

The only topical HEMP OIL products able to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream are transdermal HEMP OIL patches. Transdermal, by its very definition, means able to cross the dermal barrier to reach the blood. The U.S. Library of Medicine discusses a study, (Hammell et al, 2016), proving the ability to HEMP OIL to be efficiently absorbed via transcutaneous methods.

There are other ways to consume HEMP OIL too, including rectally, via suppositories, and intravenously, injected into a vein. Both methods send HEMP OIL into the bloodstream very quickly, since absorption occurs via mucous membranes and directly respectively. However, almost nobody wants to inject HEMP OIL or insert suppositories. Although severely ill patients do use them, they are generally unpopular for most people.

Common Health Benefits of Hemp Oil

Scientific research now shows the many health benefits of Hemp Oil. Hemp Oil is a component of hemp plant, but it does not produce the psychoactive effects that have made marijuana attractive for recreational use. Hemp oil benefits are real because it does produce strong medicinal and therapeutic effects for even the most common conditions.

Digestive Aid

A healthy appetite is vital to a healthy body, especially when the body is healing. Some illnesses decrease the appetite to the point of preventing the body from healing itself. Hemp oil stimulates appetite, according to the National Cancer Institute. In the human body, Hemp Oil bind to cannabinoid receptors in the body. Scientists believe these receptors play an important role in regulating feeding behavior. Hemp Oil stimulate appetite when they dock onto these receptors.

Hemp Oil can also ease nausea and vomiting. This is especially helpful for individuals enduring chemotherapy and other treatments for serious diseases.


Hemp Oil bind to CB1 receptors in the body to relieve pain. Hemp Oil also has an anti-inflammatory effect that reduces swelling.

Anxiety Relief

Hemp Oil may alleviate severe social anxiety. Generalized Social Anxiety Disorder, or SAD, is one of the most common forms of anxiety disorders that impair quality of life. Some consumers complain of increased social anxiety after marijuana use but this may be due to low levels of CBD proportionate to the higher levels of THC.

In a 2011 study, scientists wanted to study the effects of hemp oil on people with SAD. The scientists selected 24 people with this condition who had never received treatment for SAD then divided participants into two groups. One group received 600 mg of hemp oil while the control group received a placebo. The scientists then asked study participants to take part in a simulated public speaking test while researchers measured blood pressure, heart rate and other measurements of physiological and psychological stress.

The hemp oil group showed significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance. In comparison, those in the placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 15 million adults in the United States have social phobia and about 6.8 million have a generalized anxiety disorder. Traditional treatment usually involves counseling and medications. Treatment with hemp oil may be better than anti-depressants because it acts quickly and does not cause side effects or withdrawal symptoms.

Cancer Spread

The National Cancer Institute details several studies into the anti-tumor effects of hemp oil. One study in mice and rats suggest hemp oil “may have a protective effect against the development of certain types of tumors.” Hemp oil may do this by inducing tumor cell death, inhibiting cancer cell growth, and by controlling and inhibiting the spread of cancer cells.

One study by California Pacific Medical Center suggests hemp oil “turns off” the gene involved in the spread of breast cancer. These scientists found hemp oil inhibits ID-1, an action that prevents cancer cells from traveling long distances to distant tissues.


Hemp oil relieves psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia, according to research by University of Cologne in Germany. Schizophrenia affects about 1.1 percent of the population, or approximately 2.4 million adults in the United States.

Hemp oil continues to surprise medical researchers with the variety of common health benefits it provides.

An increasing number of scientists, physicians and consumers are learning about these health benefits and incorporating hemp oil into a healthy lifestyle plan.

How Hemp Oil helps Lupus

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease in which the immune system begins to attack its own tissues and organs. Not only does this result in widespread inflammation throughout the body, it can also sustain long-term damage, especially if left untreated.

The good news? Hemp oil appears to be a valuable tool in managing this condition. Symptom control is one of the most important parts of living with the disease.


Lupus is an autoimmune condition that affects about 5 million people globally. That number could be much higher, however, as it is often hard to recognize. There are about 16,000 new cases of lupus reported annually. Most of those who develop the condition are between the ages of 15-44.

Direct causes of the chronic condition are still not understood. The disease is not contagious, though it can be transmitted genetically. Women of colour, in fact, appear to be significantly more at risk than Caucasians. It is known that this condition can also be caused or triggered by too much exposure to sunlight. Some medications and infections can also cause it.

Unfortunately, there is no cure.

Symptoms range from mild to severe reactions. Most people with Lupus, once diagnosed and receiving proper treatment, can live productive lives.

Lupus is caused by a hyperactive immune system. Healthy tissue is confused for harmful agents like bacteria and viruses. It is then attacked by antibodies.

Diagnosis is often the first barrier to treatment. No two cases of the condition are exactly alike. Furthermore, symptoms can sometimes look like those of other conditions, making diagnosis more complicated. Generally, however, patients tend to suffer from multiple symptoms over time. These include:

  • A “butterfly” shaped rash on the face over the bridge of the nose
  • Skin lesions that appear or worsen after exposure to direct sunlight
  • Fatigue and fever
  • Headaches, confusion, or memory loss
  • Joint pain, stiffness, or swelling
  • Fingers and toes that turn white or blue during periods of extreme stress or cold
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Dry eyes


You should seek medical attention immediately if you develop an unexplained rash, fever, or ongoing fatigue. The most important thing is to catch and diagnose it early. Undiagnosed, the ongoing damage from inflammation has major downstream health effects. Tissue scarring causes significant damage to organs, muscles, and tendons. However, it can also cause other chronic diseases, like Alzheimer’s. In fact, developing Lupus itself is a major risk factor for developing cognitive disabilities later on.

Tragically, apart from cannabis, other medications can have undesirable side-effects. These in turn then have to be treated with other medications. Many people with Lupus who turn to cannabis do so because they cannot handle the side-effects of traditional prescription drugs.


Inflammation is just the body’s response to infection. It is a way to signal resources to heal an injury. However, even when caused by Lupus, cannabis can still be highly effective in quelling inflammation and therefore, helping to treat this condition.

CB2 receptors, in fact, specifically modulate the inflammatory response. With additional help from cannabinoids, widespread inflammation can potentially be relieved. Medical marijuana also can increase an anti-inflammatory protein called interleukin-10, while decreasing interleukin-2, a proinflammatory protein.

In essence, no matter the cause, hemp oil lowers inflammation systematically. Clinical trials are now ongoing in multiple countries to study how exactly cannabinoids impact lupus.

On top of that of course, hemp oil can help treat the other symptoms caused by the condition, including chronic pain.



Like all diseases of the autoimmune system, a regular, healthy lifestyle is the best long-term treatment beyond medication. That includes a balanced diet, exercise, and sleep.

Many lupus patients use hemp oil as part of this regimen, and do so in a number of ways. While vaping hemp oil can provide instant symptom relief, many lupus sufferers also use edibles. This is because combining cannabinoids with other chemicals via the stomach may result in greater efficacy.

Asian cuisines, such as Chinese, Thai, and Indian foods, are very good for combining with cannabinoids to prevent or manage inflammation. For example, turmeric, ginger, red pepper, and lemongrass, which are all common herbs used in these kinds of cooking, also have additional anti-inflammatory compounds. Using them in conjunction with hemp oil is one recipe for symptom management.


The overall anti-inflammatory impact of hemp oil makes it a top cannabinoid for the ongoing treatment of this condition. Hemp oil is becoming more available, not only in the form of flower, but in extracts as well.

Hemp oil in particular appears to be a top oral ingestion method. This also makes infusing hemp oil into food easier than ever before.

How does Hemp Extract for dogs work?

How Does Hemp Extracts for Dogs Work?

For the uninitiated, Hemp Extracts is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – unlike THC, it doesn’t produce the “euphoric or intoxicating” effects consistent with stereotypical marijuana use.

Nevertheless, it still plays an incredibly active role in the body, as it influences a huge array of physiological and neurological processes by binding to endogenous cannabinoid receptors in the mammalian central nervous system. (Yes, dogs are mammals too).

Numerous studies have shown that by manipulating receptors in the CNS, cannabidiol can play a key role in reducing inflammation, alleviating chronic pain, reducing the viability of tumor cells, minimizing symptoms of anxiety/depression, and reducing the severity of seizures, among other things.

What Medical Conditions Hemp Extracts for Dogs Help With?

While its most common use is treating pain associated with arthritis, cancer, and other chronic ailments, Hemp Extracts for dogs can be used for a host of other conditions as well, though it must be said that a large portion of the veterinary community remains skeptical over its effectiveness, due unfortunately to a lack in published research studies.

In a statement to Buzzfeed News, Darlene Arden, a certified animal behavior consultant and proponent for medicinal marijuana use in pets, says that the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) will not approve the use of Hemp Extracts in pets until an acceptable amount of research and data is put forth on the subject. And while she understands the need for medication and drug functioning to be quantitatively backed up by science, she also bemoans the fact that animals are suffering unnecessarily through pain, nausea, stress, and anxiety when there is such a viable treatment method available.

Fortunately, there is a large component of veterinarians and researchers out there who won’t hesitate to recommend Hemp Extracts’s far-reaching therapeutic qualities.

Dr. Tim Shu, founder and CEO of VETCBD, says that the interaction of cannabidiol with the endocannabinoid system in dogs can provide relief from a wide variety of physiological and neurological conditions, by ‘modulating the chemical components’ responsible for nausea, stress, anxiety, pain, and even gastrointestinal conditions brought on by infection.

Additionally, he goes on to say that unlike other traditional prescription medications that veterinary clinics might suggest, Hemp Extracts has no significant or life-threatening side effects if administered in the proper dose.

It also, he claims, does not do any damage to internal organs, nor does it get the dog high — unlike sedative medications which alleviate symptoms by simply ‘masking’ the underlying condition, cannabidiol is a physiological component that actively works to reverse “non-normal” functioning.

In addition to alleviating pain and nausea, Hemp Extracts for dogs is also increasingly being used to mollify overly aggressive dogs, or easily frightened/skittish dogs that are sent into panic mode by things like loud noises, mailmen, or their owner’s roommates.

And lastly, another hugely popular product that’s popping up more and more in both pot and pet shops alike is Hemp Extracts for dog seizures. There’s absolutely nothing more heartbreaking than having to watch your beloved canine suffer through a seizure, but products like Plus CBD+ Oil seem to be able to provide virtually immediate relief.

Ways to Give your Dog Hemp Extracts

Alas, understanding the benefits and health advantages of Hemp Extracts for dogs is one thing, but getting them to actually take it or ingest it can be another thing altogether.

If you’ve ever tried to give your pup their heart-worm or tick/flea medication without administering some kind of sly meat-related trickery, you know exactly what we’re talking about.

And needless to say, Hemp Extracts in its natural state won’t exactly get your canine slobbering at the mouth like a platter of bacon or a slab of cooked chicken breast will.

Fortunately, there are some simple enough methods and techniques you can use to get your old hound to down his medication like the good boy that he is.

Tinctures that come in a dropper bottle allow for virtually immediate relief from symptoms (check out this adorable little guy whose seizure went away about 30 seconds after his owner gave him two drops) and are great for measuring out exact doses. When placed under the tongue, they’re absorbed directly into the bloodstream, allowing them to work quicker than topical or edibles.

For dogs suffering from rashes, skin allergies, arthritis, or other general forms of muscle aches/joint pains (due to old age or otherwise), Hemp Extracts topical (salves and creams) are a popular and convenient way to go — they’re reliable, convenient, efficient for acute pain, and for the most part, are super easy to administer (have you ever know a dog that doesn’t love a good rub-down?).

Of course, though, nothing is likely easier or more convenient than good old-fashioned doggy biscuits, which are currently available from several different companies in a wide arrangement of sizes, flavors, and Hemp Extracts dosages.

Key Things to Watch Out for When Purchasing Hemp Extracts for your Pet

  1. Of course, the #1 thing you’ll want to look out for when selecting Hemp Extracts products for your pets is that the product actually contains Hemp Extracts. It’s easy enough to label something as “hemp-infused” or “hemp-based”, but it’s another thing altogether to have the appropriate levels of cannabidiol present in order to initiate any sort of chemical/physiological change. Short of going into a whole thing about which brands and products are ‘legit’ and which are not, take a quick look at this list of FDA warning letters, which exposes a handful of companies for advertising their products as “Hemp Extracts-containing”, when in fact they are not.
  2. Another super key thing that you need to consider is dose. While Hemp Extracts is less dangerous to dogs than THC is, improper dosing will commonly result in lethargy/drowsiness, and in more severe cases, intense nausea and/or vomiting can ensue. The general rule of thumb when using tincture is to start out with one drop per 5 lbs of your dog’s weight (i.e. 8 drops of oil if your dog weighs 40 lbs), and administer the oil directly under the tongue once a day. Monitor the dog’s health and behavior closely for about a week or so, and if there isn’t any clear improvement in condition, try upping the dosage to twice per day. The goal is to start low and work your way up until you reach a point when you notice an obvious improvement.
  3. And of course, if you have the means to work with a veterinarian – particularly one who has experience in Hemp Extracts products for pets – by all means make sure to do so. (The only thing you might run into is a vet who’ll reprimand you for wanting to give your dog cannabis, and tell you need to be using prescription meds instead).

Asthma and Hemp Oil

Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the bronchial tubes with increased production of sticky secretions inside the tubes. People with asthma experience symptoms when airways tighten, infame, or fill with mucus. Common asthma symptoms include:

• Coughing, especially at night
• Wheezing
• Shortness of breath
• Chest tightness, pain, or pressure

Still, not every person with asthma has the same symptoms in the same way. You may not have all of these symptoms, or you may have different symptoms at different times. Your asthma symptoms may also vary from one asthma attack to the next, being mild during one and more severe during another. Some people with asthma may go for extended amounts of time without having any symptoms but can be interrupted by periodic worsening of their symptoms. Others might have asthma symptoms every day. There are also some people may only have asthma during exercise, or asthma with viral infections like colds.

Mild asthma attacks are generally more common. Usually, the airways open within a few minutes to a few hours. Severe attacks are less common but last a lot longer and require immediate medical help. It’s important to recognize and treat even mild asthma symptoms to help you prevent more severe episodes and keeping your asthma under control.

Know the Early Symptoms of Asthma

Early warning signs are changes that happen just before or at the very beginning of an asthma attack. These signs may start before the well-known symptoms of asthma and are the earliest signs that your asthma is worsening. In general, these signs are not severe enough to stop you from going about your daily activities. By recognizing these signs, you can stop an asthma attack or prevent one from getting worse. Early warning signs of an asthma attack include:

• Frequent cough, especially at night
• Losing your breath easily or shortness of breath
• Feeling very tired or weak when exercising
• Wheezing or coughing after exercise
• Feeling tired, easily upset, grouchy, or moody
• Decreases or changes in lung function as measured on a peak flow meter
• Signs of cold or allergies (sneezing, runny nose, cough, nasal congestion, sore throat, and headache)
• Trouble sleeping

Know the Symptoms of an Asthma Attack

An asthma attack is the episode in which bands of muscle surrounding the airways are triggered to tighten. This tightening is called bronchospasm. During the attack, the lining of the airways becomes swollen or inflamed and the cells lining the airways produce more and thicker mucus than normal.
All of these factors – bronchospasm, inflammation, and mucus production – cause symptoms such as difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, and difficulty performing normal daily activities. Other symptoms of an asthma attack include:

• Severe wheezing when breathing both in and out
• Coughing that won’t stop
• Very rapid breathing
• Chest pain or pressure
• Tightened neck and chest muscles, called retractions
• Difficulty talking
• Feelings of anxiety or panic
• Pale, sweaty face
• Blue lips or fingernails

The severity of an asthma attack can escalate rapidly, so its important to treat these asthma symptoms immediately once you recognize them.
Know the Asthma Symptoms in Children
Asthma affects as many as 10% to 12% of children in the United States and is the leading cause of chronic illness in children. For unknown reasons, the incidence of asthma in children is steadily increasing. While asthma symptoms can begin at any age, most children have their first asthma symptoms by age 5. Not all children with asthma wheeze. Chronic coughing with asthma may be the only obvious sign, and a child’s asthma may go unrecognized if the cough is attributed to recurrent bronchitis.

Possible signs and symptoms of asthma in children include:

• Frequent coughing spells, which may occur during play, at night, or while laughing or crying
• A chronic cough (which may be the only symptom)
• Less energy during play
• Rapid breathing (intermittently)
• Complaint of chest tightness of chest “hurting”
• Whistling sound when breathing in or out – called wheezing
• See-saw motions in the chest from labored breathing. These motions are called retractions
• Shortness of breath, loss of breath
• Tightened neck and chest muscles
• Feelings of weakness or tiredness

While these are some symptoms of asthma in children, your child’s doctor should evaluate any illness that complicates your child’s breathing. Many pediatricians use terms like “reactive airways disease” or bronchiolitis when describing episodes of wheezing with shortness of breath or cough in infants or toddlers. Tests to confirm asthma may not be accurate until after age 5.

Risk Factors of Developing Childhood Asthma

There are many risk factors in developing childhood asthma, such as:

• Nasal allergies (hay fever) or Eczema (allergic skin rash)
• A family history of asthma or allergies
• Frequent respiratory infections
• Low birth weight
• Exposure to tobacco smoke before or after birth
• Black or Puerto-Rican ethnicity
• Being raised in a low-income environment

Know About Unusual Asthma Symptoms

Not everyone with asthma has the usual symptoms of cough, wheezing, and shortness of breath. Sometimes individuals have unusual asthma symptoms that may not appear to be related to asthma. Some “unusual” asthma symptoms may include the following:

• Rapid breathing
• Sighing
• Fatigue
• Inability to exercise properly (called exercise-induced asthma)
• Difficulty sleeping or nighttime asthma
• Anxiety
• Chronic cough without wheezing

Also, asthma symptoms can be mimicked by other conditions such as bronchitis, vocal cord dysfunction, and even heart failure.
Know Why Infections Trigger Asthma Symptoms
Sometimes a virus or bacterial infection is an asthma trigger. For instance, you might have a cold virus that triggers your asthma symptoms, or your asthma can be triggered by a bacterial sinus infection. Sinusitis with asthma is common. When you have asthma, any upper respiratory infection – like a cold or the flu – can affect your lungs, causing inflammation and airway narrowing. It is important to take measures to stay healthy and be aware of any asthma symptoms, even mild, so that you avoid a more serious asthma attack.

Hemp Oil and Asthma

Hemp oil may not be the first treatment to come to mind when considering asthma, however given the medical benefits that cannabinoid has had in other areas, it is now being studied as a possible treatment for this condition. Asthma chronically inflames the lungs, and it is now known that cannabinoids found in hemp oil have anti-inflammatory effects. There have been various studies on the positive effects of hemp oil in asthma patients. Now many of the studies look at how the active ingredients of this plant can reduce inflammation of the airways in the lungs. The airways of asthmatic patients are often inflamed due to a prolonged immune response to a trigger that sends the body into a defensive state. One study completed at the University of South Carolina and published the Journal of Biological Chemistry discussed the ability of hemp oil to help suppress inflammation in the body. The study shows that hemp oil can target receptors in the body responsible for promoting this defensive state, thus slowing inflammation. Another study revealed that hemp oil is a bronchodilator, meaning that it can open up the bronchial tubes to allow for increased airflow to the lungs. The study also stated, “It is gratifying, therefore, that the drug has been shown to work well by simple tests od ventilator function when administered in the form of a metered dosage aerosol with which these patients are familiar, and in an amount which has no side effects.” These studies are clearly showing cannabinoids potential to treat asthma. With the ability to dilate bronchial tubes and combat inflammation, hemp oil may be a legitimate way in which to alleviate asthma symptoms.


Migraines and Hemp Oil

The causes of migraines aren’t understood but they believe that genetics and environmental factors appear to play a role. Migraines may be caused by changes in the brainstem and its interactions with the trigeminal nerve, and major pain pathway. Imbalances in brain chemicals – including serotonin, which helps regulate pain in your nervous system – also may be involved. Researchers are still studying the role of serotonin in migraines. Serotonin levels drop during migraine attacks. This may cause your trigeminal nerve to release substances called neuropeptides, which travel to your brain’s outer covering (meninges). The result is migraine pain. Other neurotransmitters play a role in the pain of migraine, including calcitonin gene – related peptide (CGRP).

A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It’s often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound. Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. Warning symptoms known as aura may occur before or with the headache. These can include flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling on one side of the face or in your arm or leg.

Migraines often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. Migraines may progress through four stages: prodrome, aura, headache, and post- drome, though you may not experience all stages.

One or two days before a migraine, you may notice a subtle change that warn of an upcoming migraine, including:
• Constipation
• Mood changes, from depression to euphoria
• Food cravings
• Neck stiffness
• Increased thirst and urination
• Frequent yawning

Aura may occur before or during migraines. Most people experience migraines without aura. Auras are symptoms of the nervous system. They are usually visual disturbances, such as flashes of light or wavy, zigzag vision. Sometimes auras can also be touching sensations (sensory), movement (motor) or speech (verbal) disturbances. Your muscles may get weak, or you may feel as though someone is touching you. Each of these symptoms usually begins gradually, builds up over several minutes and lasts for 20 to 60 minutes. Examples of migraine aura include:
• Visual phenomena, such as seeing various shapes, bright spots or flashes of light
• Vision loss
• Pins and needles sensations in an arm or leg
• Weakness or numbness in the face or one side of the body
• Difficulty speaking
• Hearing noises or music
• Uncontrollable jerking or other movements
Sometimes, a migraine with aura may be associated with limb weakness (hemiplegic migraine).

A migraine usually lasts from four to seventy-two hours if untreated. The frequency with which headaches occur varies from person to person. Migraines may be rare or strike several times a month. During a migraine, you may experience:
• Pain on one side or both sides of your head
• Pain that feels throbbing or pulsing
• Sensitivity to light, sounds, and sometimes smells and touch
• Nausea and vomiting
• Blurred vision
• Lightheadedness, sometimes followed by fainting

The final phase, known as post-drone, occurs after a migraine attack. You may feel drained and washed out, while some people feel elated. For 24 hours, you may also experience:
• Confusion
• Moodiness
• Dizziness
• Weakness
• Sensitivity to light and sound

Migraine Triggers
A number of factors may trigger migraines, including:

Hormonal changes in women – Fluctuations in estrogen seem to trigger headaches in many women. Women with a history of migraines often report headaches immediately before or during their periods, when they have a major drop in estrogen. Others have an increased tendency to develop migraines during pregnancy or menopause. Hormonal medications, such as oral contraceptives and hormone replacement therapy, also may worsen migraines. Some women, however, find their migraines occur less often then taking these medications.

Foods – Aged cheeses, salty foods and processed foods may trigger migraines. Skipping meals or fasting also can trigger attacks.

Food Additives – The sweetener aspartame and the preservative monosodium glutamate (MSG), found in many foods, may trigger migraines.

Drinks – Alcohol, especially wine, and highly caffeinated beverages may trigger migraines.

Stress – Stress at work or home can cause migraines.

Sensory Stimuli – Bright lights and sun glare can induce migraines, as can loud sounds. Strong smells – including perfume, paint thinner, secondhand smoke and others – can trigger migraines in some people.

Changes in Wake – Sleep Pattern – Missing sleep or getting to much sleep may trigger migraines in some people, as can jet lag.

Physical Factors – Intense physical exertion, including sexual activity, may provoke migraines.

Changes in the Environment – A change of weather or barometric pressure can prompt a migraine.

Medications – Oral contraceptives and vasodilators, such as nitroglycerin, can aggravate migraines.

Risk Factors

There are several risk factors that could be involved and could cause someone to be prone to having migraines. These risk factors include:

Family History – If you have a family member with migraines, then you have a good chance of developing them too.

Age – Migraines can begin at any age, though the first often occurs during adolescence. Migraines tend to peak during your 30s, and gradually become less severe and less frequent in the following decades.

Sex – Women are three times more likely to have migraines. Headaches tend to affect boys more than girls during childhood, but by the time of puberty and beyond, more girls are affected.

Hormonal Changes – If you are a woman who had migraines, you may find that your headaches begin just before or shortly after onset menstruation. They may change during pregnancy or menopause. Migraines generally improve after menopause. Some women report that migraine attacks begin during pregnancy, or their attacks worsen. For many, the attacks improved or didn’t occur during later stages in the pregnancy. Migraines often return during the postpartum period.

Hemp Oil and Migraines

Hemp oil works by interacting with an endogenous (naturally – occurring inside the body) network of cannabinoid receptors, specifically G-protein coupled CB1 and CB2 receptors in the central nervous system. Under normal circumstances, these receptors interact with naturally-occurring endocannabinoids and influence such factors as – among other things – pain sensation, appetite, memory, and immune response. If there is a deficiency or lack of naturally-occurring endocannabinoids in the body, the CB-1 and CB-2 receptors have nothing to bind to, and therefore will not be able to carry out the chemical pathways required for healthy, normative functioning. This is where Hemp oil comes in – it acts as a supplement or “replacement” in the instance of an endocannabinoid deficiency. And the beauty of it is that , unlike THC, it can “do its job” and function perfectly well without having to entirely overwhelm the cannabinoid receptors.

Think of it this way: you go to the doctor and discover that the chronic muscle cramping you’ve been suffering from is due to potassium deficiency. A simple enough fix, right? You eat some bananas and voila, the muscles can now function as they’re supposed to. Same with Hemp oil. Perhaps the migraines you’re suffering from are the result of an endocannabinoid deficiency in a particular area of the brain, and can be potentially remedied with a simple dosage of CBD supplement.

Seizures and Hemp Oil

Seizures are abnormal movements or behavior due to unusual electrical activity in the brain. Seizures aren’t always an either-or thing. Some people have seizures that start as one kind, then become another. And it’s not easy to classify some them. There are two main types of seizures but there are also different groups that are included in the types of seizures.

The two main types of seizures are:

Focal seizures – These start in a part of your brain, and their names are based on the part where they happen. They can cause both physical and emotional effects and it makes you feel, see, or hear things that aren’t even there. About 60% of people with epilepsy have this type of seizure, which is sometimes called a partial seizure. Sometimes, the symptoms of a focal seizure can be mistaken for signs of mental illness or another kind of nerve disorder.

Generalized seizures – These happen when the nerve cells on both sides of your brain misfire. They can make you have muscle spasms, black out, or fall.

There are six types of generalized seizures:

Tonic – clonic (or grand mal) seizures – These are the most noticeable. When you have this type, your body stiffens, jerks, and shakes, and you lose consciousness. Sometimes you lose control of your bladder or bowels. They usually last 1 to 3 minutes – if they go on longer, someone should call 911. This could lead to breathing problems or make you bite your tongue or cheek.

Clonic seizures – Your muscles have spasms, which often make your face, neck, and arm muscles jerk rhythmically. They may last several minutes.

Tonic seizures – The muscles in your arms, legs, or trunk tense up. These usually last less then 20 seconds and often happen when you’re asleep. If you’re standing up at the time, you can lose your balance and fall.

Atonic seizures – Your muscles suddenly go limp, and head may lean forward. If you’re holding something, you might drop it. If you are standing, you might fall. These usually last less than 15 seconds, some people have several in a row. Because of the risk of falling, people who tend to have atonic seizures may need to wear something like a helmet to protect their heads.

Myoclonic seizures – Your muscles suddenly jerk as if you’ve been shocked. They may start in the same part of the brain as an atonic seizure, and some people have both myoclonic and atonic seizures.

Absence (or petit mal) seizures – You seem disconnected from others around you and don’t respond to them. You may stare blankly into space, and your eyes might roll back in your head. They usually last only a few seconds, and you may not remember having one. They’re most common in children under 14.

There are three groups of focal seizures:

Simple focal seizures – They change how your senses read the world around you. They can make you smell or taste something strange, and may make your fingers, arms, or legs twitch. You also might see flashes of light or feel dizzy. You’re not likely to lose consciousness, but you might feel sweaty or nauseated.

Complex focal seizures – These usually happen in the part of your brain that controls emotion and memory. You may lose consciousness but still look like you’re awake, or you may do things like gag, smack your lips, laugh, or cry. It may take several minutes for someone who’s having complex focal seizure to come out of it.

Secondary generalized seizures – These start in one part of your brain and spread to the nerve cells on both sides. They can cause some of the same physical symptoms as a generalized seizure, like convulsions or muscle slackness.

Seizures in children

A simplified explanation of what happens inside a child’s brain during a seizure is, the brain is made up of billions of nerve cells called neurons, which communicate with one another through tiny electrical impulses. A seizure occurs when many the cells send out an electrical charge at the same time. This abnormal and intense wave of electricity overwhelms the brain and results in a seizure, which can cause a muscle spasm, a loss of consciousness, strange behavior, or other symptoms. Although most seizures aren’t dangerous and don’t require immediate medical attention, one kind does. Status epilepticus is a life – threatening condition in which a person has a prolonged seizure or one seizure after another without regaining consciousness in between them. The risks of status epilepticus increase the longer the seizure goes on, which is which if the seizure lasts more than 5 minutes you should seek emergency help. A low percentage of all children have a seizure when younger than 15 years, half of which are febrile seizures (seizure brought on by a fever).

Types of Seizures:

  • Febrile Seizure – occurs when a child contracts an illness such as an ear infection, cold, or chickenpox accompanied by a fever. Febrile seizures are the most common type of seizure seen in children. Two to Five percent of children have a febrile seizure at some point in during their childhood. One out of four children who have a febrile seizure will have another, usually within a year. Children who have had a febrile seizure in the past are also more likely to have a second episode.
  • Neonatal Seizure – occur within 28 days of birth. Most occur soon after the child is born. They may be due to a large variety of conditions. It may be difficult to determine if a newborn is actually seizing, because they often do not have convulsions. Instead, their eyes appear to be looking in different directions. They may have lip smacking or periods of no breathing.
  • Partial Seizure – Involve only a part of the brain and therefore only a part of the body.
    • Simple Partial (Jacksonian) Seizure – have monitor (movement) component that is located in one portion of the body. Children with these seizures remain awake and alert. Movement abnormalities can “march” to other parts of the body as the seizure progresses.
    • Complex Partial Seizure – Similar to simple seizure, except that the child is not aware of what is going on. Frequency, children with this type od seizure repeat an activity, such as clapping throughout the seizure. They have no memory of this activity., After the seizure ends, the child is often disoriented ia state of know as the postictal period.


Hemp Oil and Seizures

Hemp oil is a powerful cannabinoid found in the Hemp Plant. When extracted Hemp Oil is non-psychoactive in nature as it does not make you high. There have been thousands of years of medical documentation of medical use of cannabinoid. Studies show that Hemp oil can be beneficial in the treatment of epilepsy. Cannabidiol can reduce the seizure frequencies in epilepsy patients.

It is believed that Hemp oil for seizures can help by directly acting on the seizures thus reducing their frequency. Two neurons: “The pre – synaptic cell is releasing a chemical messenger…” Endocannabinoids are made by the receiving cell and sent back across the synapse. In seizure disorders, the sending cell is overexcited, but the receiving cell is not sending back the turn – it – off message. External cannabinoid can say “turn off the message.” There is no fatal overdose because there are no receptors in the area of the brain where the respiration is controlled. The CB2 receptor is mainly in the immune system: spleen, white blood cells, the GI system, the peripheral nervous system, bone, reproductive organs, and heart. The theory is that the body makes them try to catch whatever cannabinoids are coming by. “Researchers think there is an endocannabinoid dysregulation with seizure disorders.” A recent study also found an increased number of CB2 receptors found in the white blood cells in children with autism. “A seizure is a clinical manifestation of hyper excited neuronal network where the electrical balance underlying the normal activity in the brain is pathology altered. Excitation predominates over inhibition. The cannabinoids act to suppress the excitation.”

Examples of how Hemp Oil stop Seizures:

  • Hemp Oil blocks NDMA receptor (similar mechanism as Felbamate)
  • Hemp Oil enhances GABA receptor (similar mechanism as Felbamate, Depakote, Tegretol, Onfi, and Phenobarbital)
  • Hemp Oil stabilizes ion channels (similar mechanism as Banzel, Lamictal, Dilantin, Keppra, and Trileptal)

According to Dr Devinsky, Hemp oil for epilepsy binds to the brain receptor that is found in the endocannabinoid system in the brain. When Hemp oil for seizures interacts with this receptor, it balances the calcium activity in the nerve cells. This reduces the activity of seizures in the brain. Researchers reported that using Hemp oil for Seizures reduces the seizures by 37% in the average patients and for 2% of patient’s seizures completely stopped. Hemp Oil is also neuroprotective – anti – inflammatory and anti – oxidants protect the neurons in the brain. Hemp Oil is also said to help promote new brain cell growth.


Diabetes and Hemp Oil

Diabetes is a number of diseases that involve problems with the hormone insulin. Normally, the pancreas (an organ behind the stomach) releases insulin to help your body store and use the sugar and fat from the food you eat.

Diabetes occurs when one of the following occurs:

• When the pancreas does not produce any insulin
• When the pancreas produces very little insulin
• When the body does not respond appropriately to insulin, a condition called “insulin resistance”

Diabetes is a lifelong disease. Approximately 18.2 million Americans have the disease and almost one third (or approximately 5.2 million) are unaware that they have it. An additional 41 million people have pre-diabetes. As yet, there is no cure. People with diabetes need to manage their disease to stay healthy.

To understand diabetes a little better you need to understand why insulin is important in diabetes. It helps to know more about how the body uses food for energy. Your body is made up of millions of cells. To make energy, the cells need food in a very simple form. When you eat or drink, much of your food is broken down into simple sugar called “glucose.” Then, glucose is transported through the bloodstream to the cells of your body where it can be used to provide some of the energy your body needs for daily activities. The amount of glucose in your bloodstream is tightly regulated by the hormone insulin. Insulin is always being released in small amounts by the pancreas. When the amount of glucose in your blood rises to a certain level, the pancreas will release more insulin to push more glucose into the cells. This causes the glucose levels in your blood to drop. To keep your blood glucose levels from getting too low, your body signals you to eat and releases some glucose from the storage kept in the liver.

There are three types of diabetes:

• Type 1 Diabetes – occurs because the insulin – producing cells of the pancreas (called beta cells) are destroyed by the immune system. People with type 1 diabetes produce no insulin and must use insulin injections to control their blood sugar. Type 1 diabetes most commonly starts in people under the age of 20 but may occur at any age.

Symptoms can include:

o Increased thirst
o Increased hunger (especially after eating)
o Dry mouth
o Frequent urination
o Unexplained weight loss (even though you are eating and feel hungry)
o Fatigue (weak, tired feeling)
o Blurred vision
o Labored, heavy breathing (Kussmaul respirations)
o Loss of consciousness (rare)

• Type 2 Diabetes – Unlike people with type 1 diabetes, people with type 2 diabetes produce insulin. However, the insulin their pancreas secretes is either not enough or the body is resistant to the insulin. When there isn’t enough insulin or the insulin is not used as it should be, glucose can’t get into the body’s cells. Type 2 diabetes is the most common form of diabetes, affecting almost 18 million Americans. While most of these cases can be prevented, it remains or adults the leading cause of diabetes – related complications such as blindness, non – traumatic amputations, and chronic kidney failure requiring dialysis. Type 2 diabetes usually occurs in people over age 40 who are overweight but can occur in people who are not overweight. Sometimes referred to as “adult – onset diabetes,” type 2 diabetes has started to appear more often in children because of the rise in obesity in young people.

Symptoms may include:

o Maybe the same as listed above
o Slow – healing sores or cuts
o Itching of the skin
o Yeast infections
o Recent weight gain
o Numbness or tingling of the hands and feet
o Impotence or ED

• Gestational Diabetes – is triggered by pregnancy. Hormone changes during pregnancy can affect insulin’s ability to work properly. The condition occurs in approximately 4% of all pregnancies. Pregnant women who have an increased risk of developing gestational diabetes are those who are over 25 years old, are above their normal body weight before pregnancy, have a family history of diabetes or are Hispanic, black, Native American or Asian. If left untreated it can increase risks for both mother and her unborn child. Usually, blood sugar levels return to normal within six weeks of childbirth. However, women who have had gestational diabetes have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes later in life.

Symptoms may also include:

o This condition shows no or almost negligible symptoms
o Rare symptoms are increased thirst or increased urination

There are many ways that you can manage diabetes because at this time there is no cure. The goals to managing diabetes are to:

o Keep your blood sugar levels as near to normal as possible by balancing food intake with medication and activity
o Maintain your blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels as neat their normal ranges as possible by avoiding added sugars and processed starches and by reducing saturated fat and cholesterol.
o Control your blood pressure. Your blood pressure should not go over 130/80
o Slow or possibly prevent the development of diabetes related health problems
o Plan what you eat and follow a balanced meal plan
o Exercise regularly
o Take medicines as prescribed
o Monitor your blood sugar and blood pressure levels regularly
o Keep your appointments and testing with your doctor

For people who suffer from diabetes, life can be a daily struggle when it comes to controlling blood sugar. It can feel like life revolves around regular insulin shots and unceasing attention to detail when it comes to consuming food. However, many diabetes suffers around the world are finally finding relief from their symptoms thanks to a potentially therapeutic compound in the hemp plant called cannabidiol. Hemp oil has been proven to lower blood sugar levels and prevents type 1 diabetes by stimulating regulatory TH2 cell responses. In addition, hemp oil tested in lab mice show potential to neutralize the body’s sugar imbalances. The human has both TH1 and TH2 regulatory cells. The acronym stands for T helper 1 and T helper 2 cells.

TH1 and TH2 cells are mutually suppressing within the human body. Meaning, that you need balance between these two types of helper T cells, and one cannot suppress or dominate the other. Several studies indicate that individuals with type 1 diabetes show a shift towards a TH1 response verses TH2. Individuals with type 1 show TH1 dominance. Hemp oil can lower blood sugar levels by increasing the levels of TH2 and creating balance. This not only important for our bodies to create antibody responses essential to the resistance of microbial antigens, but also preventing the body’s immune system from destroying beta cells. As a result, sugar levels within the blood stay at a normal level assuming the individual is following a healthy diet. Hemp oil can act as a therapeutic benefit in the treatment of diabetes. People who use hemp oil for type 2 diabetes have reported that they have more energy and are able to exercise more. Diabetics who use hemp oil report they have better control of their blood sugar, experience better sleep and see an overall improved sense of well – being.

Arthritis and Hemp Oil

Arthritis covers a broad term that covers a group of over 100 diseases. Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. It has everything to do with your joints, the places where your bones connect. This can include your wrists, knees, hips, or fingers but some types of arthritis can also affect other connective tissues and organs, including your skin. About 1 and 5 adults have some form of the condition. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common as you age. It is not really known what causes arthritis, but some things can raise your chances of getting it with the many types of arthritis.

Some of these things are:

• Age – As you get older, your joints tend to get worn down
• Gender – Most types of arthritis are more common among women, except with gout
• Genes – Conditions like rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, and ankylosing spondylitis are linked to certain genes
• Excess weight – Carrying extra pounds makes arthritis in the knee start sooner and get worse faster
• Injuries – They can cause joint damage that can bring on some types of the condition
• Infections – Bacteria, viruses, or fungi can infect joints and trigger inflammation
• Work – If you go hard on your knees at work (knee bends and squats) you might be more likely to get osteoarthritis

Arthritis mainly causes pain around the joints. You might also have one or more joints that become swollen or stiff. Your joints can become red or feel warm to the touch. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes and can become very visible. There may be some tenderness, or you could also have trouble moving. This can make everyday tasks hard to manage every day without being in severe chronic pain.

There are many treatments for arthritis, but some can wear more on your body and can cause more issues in the end. Some of these treatment options include medications, physical therapy, splints or other aids, weight loss, or surgery. There are more people today that are starting to treat their arthritis pain with Hemp Oil Extract. There are many different options when treating pain with Hemp Oil Extract. You can treat it with a tincture, soft gel, gummies, lotions, salves, or pain gels. You could use the tinctures, soft gels, or gum drops to treat the symptoms from the inside out. Where with the lotions, salves and pain gels is used for a more direct relief. Hemp Oil Extract helps with multiple diseases and things that you may need help with but more specifically it helps with inflammation. Inflammation is what can cause pain when it pushes upon things where there is no room in the body it can go. The Hemp Oil Extract has shown to reduce inflammation and is used as a natural and organic way for pain relief without having to put chemicals in your body that can make other things worse down the road with many additional negative side effects.

ADHD and Hemp Oil

ADHD/ADD is a chronic condition marked by persistent inattention, hyperactivity, and sometimes impulsivity. ADHD begins in childhood and often lasts into adulthood. As many as 2 out of every 3 children with ADHD continue to have symptoms as adults. Children with ADHD often have trouble functioning at home and in school and can have difficulty making and keeping friends. If left untreated, ADHD may interfere with school and work, as well as with social and emotional development.

The three main systems of ADHD are Inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. They can vary from person to person and can consist of some combination.

Inattention – People who are inattentive have a hard time keeping their mind focused on one thing and may get bored with a task after only a few minutes. Focusing conscious, deliberate attention to organizing and completing routine tasks maybe difficult. Often, they lose track or forget things easily. You may notice restlessness, procrastination, problems remembering obligations, trouble staying seated during meetings or activities, or starting multiple projects at the same time but rarely finishing them.                                                                              They might also have:
• Be disorganized
• Lack of focus
• Have a hard time paying attention to details
• Have trouble staying on topic
• Be forgetful about daily activities
• Be easily distracted

Hyperactivity – People who are hyperactive always seem to be in motion. They can’t sit still and may dash around or talk incessantly. Children with ADHD are unable to sit still and may dash around or talk incessantly. Children with ADHD are unable to sit still and pay attention in class. They may roam around the room, squirm in their seats, wiggle their feet, touch everything or noisily tap a pencil. Older adolescents and adults with ADHD may feel intensely restless.                                                                                                                                                                                    They may also:
• Fidget and squirm when seated
• Get up frequently to walk or run around
• Run or climb a lot when it’s not appropriate
• Have trouble playing quietly or doing quiet hobbies
• Always be “on the go”
• Talk excessively

Impulsivity – People who are overly impulsive seem unable to think before they act. As a result, they may blurt out answers to questions or inappropriate comments or run into the street without looking. Their impulsivity may make it difficult for them to wait for things they want or to take their turn in games. They may grab a toy from another child or hit when they are upset.                                                                                                                             The person might:
• Impatience
• Having a hard time waiting to talk or react
• Blurt out answers before someone finishes
• Frequently interrupt
• Start conversations at inappropriate times

ADHD often coexists with other conditions, such as learning disabilities, depression, anxiety, conduct disorder, and oppositional defiant disorder. Some symptoms may overlap with other medical conditions, as well. Imagine you have a huge filing cabinet full of files inside. However, instead of the information being arranged alphabetical or chronological order, every hour, someone comes in and arranges them in the order they feel is right at the time. How would you keep up?

In recent studies it has shown that patients suffering from ADD have been observed to have low dopamine levels in the prefrontal cortex of their brains. There have also been new developments with regards to the alternative patients might opt for to be able to treat their disorder in a more natural and organic way. Full spectrum CBD oil shows promise as an all-natural solution to many of the symptoms related to ADD and ADHD. Research has also shown cannabidiol as a safe and effective treatment for many issues related to anxiety, depression, motivation, attention, and many other disorders. When the drugs fail, it is time to look for alternatives, and recent developments have presented a rather interesting case for CBD. It presents its self as a safer and more natural way. Certain compounds in the plant have been shown to have the same effects as a prescribed drug, but without the horrible side effects. As a matter of fact, compounds in cannabinoid can treat even some of those side effects such as insomnia. During the extraction process they extract the main cannabinoid that have shown to have the most helpful and positive medical effects. As a result, they end up with a full-spectrum, whole-plant CBD oil derived from hemp that is safe and non-euphoric. Everyone has what is known as the endocannabinoid system that has receptors everywhere in the body and brain. These receptors play a huge role in controlling some crucial processes such a memory, attention, mood, appetite and even pain. We make endocannabinoids naturally, to activate the receptors, however other plant-based cannabinoids such as CBD can also affect this system. By activating some of the receptors, you can influence how the body reacts to inflammation, pain, temperature, etc. CBD activates anti-anxiety, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory receptors to mange many of the symptoms of patients with ADD and ADHD.

Our Mission Statement

Our Mission is to provide a safe and effective natural alternative way of healing without using industrialized pharmaceuticals. Our Full Spectrum Organic Hemp Oil Extract contains NO THC and are cultivated right here in the United States. Since our Hemp Oil Extract contains NO THC, you will experience all the amazing benefits without any psychoactive effects. If mind altering is what you are looking for, Deep South Organics products are not for you! We offer products such as tinctures, soft gels, gum drops, lotions, salves, and pain gels. Please stay tuned to us as we make are way in the cultivating world of hemp oil extract. We are constantly working on new products that can help you become pain free and you wont have to use any pharmaceutical drugs. All of our products are made from the highest quality natural and most organic ingredients. Please stay tune to us every Friday to travel with us through this journey as we grow in this cultivating industry of the healing and benefiting powers of Hemp Oil Extract….