Chronic Kidney disease and CBD

Cannabidiol could improve the lives of those with kidney disease by multiple pathways as well as reducing difficult symptoms like pain. Other kidney damaging pharmaceuticals can be avoided. Working closely with Pro Health Advisor renal dietitians they have stopped and even reversed CKD in many clients by using diet as medicine and combining with CBD. […]

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Things to Know About CBD

Cannabidiol (CBD) seems to be everywhere these days. It’s in food, beverages, cosmetics and supplements. Derived from both hemp and marijuana plants, CBD does not get its users high like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). It does, however, have other possible health benefits as an anti-inflammatory and is popular as a pain reliever. While it seems to be […]

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Care and Feeding of the Endocannabinoid System

The “classic” endocannabinoid (eCB) system includes the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, the eCB ligands anandamide (AEA) and 2-arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG), and their metabolic enzymes. An emerging literature documents the “eCB deficiency syndrome” as an etiology in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, psychological disorders, and other conditions. We performed a systematic review of clinical interventions that enhance […]

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Effects of non-euphoric plant cannabinoids on muscle quality and performance

Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), caused by dystrophin deficiency, results in chronic inflammation and irreversible skeletal muscle degeneration. Moreover, the associated impairment of autophagy leads to the accumulation of damaged intracellular organelles that greatly contribute to the aggravation of muscle damage. We explored the possibility of using non-euphoric compounds present in Cannabis sativa, including cannabidiol (CBD), […]

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How Effective Is CBD?

An interesting study just reported surveyed 2,409 online volunteers who reported using CBD mostly for pain, anxiety, and depression. 36% felt CBD was very effective alone for their condition while only 4.3% did not get benefit. This suggests 95% of individuals could benefit from CBD therapy from a quality product. What’s in your medicine cabinet? […]

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Cannabidiol, a Nonpsychotropic Component of Cannabis, Inhibits Cue-Induced Heroin Seeking and Normalizes Discrete Mesolimbic Neuronal Disturbances

There remains debate regarding the impact of cannabis on neuropsychiatric disorders. Here, we examined the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), a nonpsychoactive constituent of cannabis, on heroin self-administration and drug-seeking behavior using an experimental rat model. CBD (5–20 mg/kg) did not alter stable intake of heroin self-administration, extinction behavior, or drug seeking induced by a heroin […]

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) responds to CBD

FASDs encompass a range of physical and brain problems that can result from prenatal alcohol exposure. The most severe condition is called fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), which refers to individuals who have a specific set of birth defects and neurodevelopmental disorders characteristic of the diagnosis: Learning disabilities, academic achievement, impulse control, communication, memory, attention, judgment, […]

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Dry Eye Syndrome and CBD

Dry eye syndrome (DES) is one of the most prevalent ocular conditions in the United States and a frequent reason that people seek eye care. Inflammation of the lacrimal gland, the meibomian gland, and the ocular surface plays a significant role in DES. Patients with DES have an increased concentration of inflammatory cytokines, such as interleukin 1, interleukin […]

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Keto and CBD Helped This Disabled Vet Lose Over 150 Pounds

As a disabled vet with liver disease, Jason has suffered from a lot of pain, and as he told POPSUGAR, “CBD is the only thing I can take.” Adding the all-natural, exceptionally powerful herbal supplement has “allowed [him] to get moving.” The combination of diet and natural pain relief has been transformative. “The keto diet […]

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