SHAME on anyone who participates in this corrupt medical system and shames people for wanting their rights back to nature. It makes no sense to me that something that helps with anxiety has an irritability side effect – as a lot of my anxiety is co-mingled naturally with irritability. Further, I have noticed none of these side effects, given that if you become fatigued or sleepy, you adjust dose the next day. So I don’t call that a side effect – rather – an effect of taking too much.
Yes, Hemp-derived CBD has no THC and is less likely to have side effects but some people claim that, for this exact reason, it has less efficacy. I sleep better and no longer suffer the excruciating pain from diverticulitis. The diagnosis of COPD was made some years ago and as a health psychologist I do all I can to remain healthy for my 97th birthday!! In the best case scenarios, my patients have completely eliminated the use of opioids and just use CBD on an as needed basis to manage their pain.
“There is a specific difference between CBD oil and CBD oil hemp oil,” explains Integrative Medicine Specialist Melinda R. Ring, MD, executive director of Northwestern Medicine Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Meanwhile, CBD oil or extract has a variable amount extracted from the flowers or seeds.” For that reason, she strongly suggests reading labels carefully.
Along with an endorsement from the WHO, the FDA approved CBD as an alternative medication to treat epilepsy. For years parents sought alternative ways to give children with difficult to treat forms of epilepsy cannabis extracts, largely based on anecdotal evidence. With approval from the FDA, these medications became more mainstream.
It’s believed that CBD interreacts with our body’s endocannabinoid system, a large system that helps regulate physiological symptoms like appetite, mood, and sleep. The endocannabinoid system is also connected to how we experience pain. In this sense, the effects of CBD are thought to be indirect, meaning that CBD is not healing the body but rather empowering an important regulatory system to keep the body working properly. Essentially, CBD is thought to help your body achieve better balance. I am laughing at the annoying pharma industry – it’s the pills that are killing us, not the weeds.
Do you have questions about mental illness, mental health treatments or resources to get help in your community? The results of testing for CBD’s effects on diabetes is in a very primitive stage. However, early findings have shown that cannabinoids can have positive effects in slowing down cell damages that are related to diabetes. The opinions and views expressed in this guest blog do not necessarily reflect those of or its sponsor, Laurel House, Inc. The author and have no affiliations with any products or services mentioned in this article or linked to herein.
CBD may offer an option for treating different types of chronic pain. A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.