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Learn About the Healing Properties and Benefits of CBD

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My daughter had severe brain damage after an accident on a scooter.  She was taken to Grady Hospital and she recovered very well.  I and the Grady doctors all feel this remarkable recovery is due to her taking CBD.

Steve S.

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CBD is the bomb!  It has helped me with my PTSD.  I'm not angry all the time anymore.

Jason W.

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I can't believe how this has helped my back pain!

Ann B.

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I slept throughout the night for the first time in months!

Jessica G.

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She went to camp and had no panic attacks and no migraines.  She really enjoyed summer camp this summer!

Jitendra S.

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My dog had a fist size tumor so I started giving him CBD.  The tumor is almost gone, so I think I need to try this.

Jennifer A.

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My mother started using CBD and it’s helped her so much she can't be without it.

Mike R.

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I don't take Alleve™ or Ibuprofen anymore since I started taking CBD.

Denise F.

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD is cannabidiol, which is one of approximately 400 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant.

CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it will not create a high.  The chemical in cannabis that creates the high is called THC, delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol.  THC is illegal in Georgia unless you have a medical marijuana card.  Georgia allows only up to but not to exceed 5% THC in oil.  It is illegal in Georgia to have any THC flower.  Also, since Georgia is a 'no grow' state, the THC oil is not available in the state to purchase.  The 5% THC oil must be obtained somewhere other than Georgia.

CBD is legal in all 50 states and 40 countries at this point.  No prescription is necessary to purchase and use CBD in Georgia.

What is CBD used for?

CBD is used to help and treat many issues and disorders.  Amongst the various issues and disorders that may be treated by CBD include skin problems such as acne, dry skin, psoriasis, and eczema; pain issues such as arthritis, fibromyalgia, sciatica, migraine headaches, or any other pain related problems including spasms, and seizures; emotional problems such as anxiety, depression, and stress; sleep issues; blood pressure issues and heart disease; digestive issues such as Crohn's, IBS, and GERD; PMS and menopausal issues; autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, ALS, MS and Parkinson's disease; and all issues involving inflammation.  According to the World Health Organization (WHO), CBD is nonaddictive, not a gateway drug, and there is no top dose known.

CBD does not negatively interact with many other medications.  At present, people who are on blood pressure medication may want to work with their doctor as CBD can lower blood pressure as well.  Other medications that should be avoided when on CBD include many of the blood thinners.  It is important to check with your doctor before taking CBD if you are presently on a blood thinner.

The best way to determine if one should not take CBD is if they are on a medication that should not be taken with grapefruit or grapefruit juice. Grapefruit blocks the Cytocrome P 450 liver enzyme pathway.  This pathway should be open for CBD to work effectively.

All of our bodies and all animals on earth have an endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The ECS is a network of cell receptors, molecules, and enzymes found in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous systems that work together to perform specific functions including pain, anxiety, mood, memory, sleep, and appetite.  There are two main cannabinoid receptors, which are CB1 and CB2. CB1 receptors are found in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nervous system and certain organs and tissues.  CB2 receptors are found throughout the immune system body wide and mainly located in the white blood cells.

Full spectrum CBD is a hemp extraction that contains all of the different cannabinoids as well as terpenes.  Broad spectrum CBD refers to CBD that has had all of the THC removed but still contains many of the other cannabinoids and terpenes.  

Terpenes are the taste and smell of the oil/tincture.  Terpenes are important to increase the overall synergy of the oil/tincture and thereby making it more effective.  Some people, however, cannot tolerate the taste or smell of hemp and as a result would need to use capsules or unflavored products.  Unflavored oils/tinctures are made by removing the terpenes and often use only CBD isolate, which has no taste or smell.  The unflavored oils/tinctures tend to be less effective and require taking more to achieve the desired result.

CBD can be put into almost anything.  Products range from gummies, candy, chocolates; infused olive oil, coconut oil, and butter; tinctures in oil, and water soluble tinctures, teas, nanoinfused water; bitters; and topicals such as creams, balms, and lotions; bath bombs; hydrosols, face oils, lip balms, and suppositories.  CBD can be put into your favorite shampoo, soaps, bubble bath, and other beauty products using CBD isolate.  

There are also many products for pets to help them with anxiety, pain, etc.  Our pets can be helped with CBD just as we humans are helped with it.

Questions to Ask.

Are you taking blood
pressure medications?
Are you on
any blood thinners?
Do you
eat grapefruit?
Are you sensitive
to medications?
What do you want
to use CBD for?
How long should
one take CBD?
Can CBD be given to
animals like dogs or cats?
How much CBD is
too much?
Are you taking blood
pressure medications?

Since CBD can lower blood pressure, it is important to know if a person is taking medications for high blood pressure.  Find out if the blood pressure medications control the person's blood pressure.  If the medication brings the blood pressure too low, it would be best to consult their physician.  When taking CBD with a low blood pressure, the CBD could cause light-headedness or can cause the person to pass out.  If the blood pressure medication does not effectively control the person's blood pressure, they can use CBD as it may lower blood pressure to normal range.

Are you on
any blood thinners?

Many blood thinners work by utilizing the Cytocrome P 450 liver enzyme pathway, which is the same pathway, utilized by CBD.  As a result, if a person is on one of these blood thinners and CBD, it could cause the blood to become too thin or it can reduce the effectiveness of both the blood thinner and the CBD.  It would be best to talk to a physician if on blood thinners before starting on CBD.

Do you
eat grapefruit?

It is best to avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking CBD.  The reason is that grapefruit or grapefruit juice blocks the Cytocrome P 450 liver enzyme pathway disallowing the CBD to work properly.

Are you sensitive
to medications?

This question is important to help a person with proper dosing to achieve the desired result.  If a person reports that they are sensitive to medications, it would be best to start with very low doses and slowly move up.  Many times people who are sensitive to medications, low dose CBD may achieve the person's desired effect.  One can always move up in dosage or down in dosage as they choose.

What do you want
to use CBD for?

This question addresses dosing CBD to help resolve certain problems.  If a person comes in wanting help with mild to moderate anxiety, often a lower dose of CBD will achieve the desired result.  With the oils/tinctures, 5 - 25 mg of CBD would likely help reduce stress and anxiety.  If a person presents severe anxiety and sleep problems, CBD dosed between 10 - 25 mg can be very helpful.  If a person wants CBD to help resolve pain, such as joint pain, muscular pain, back pain, sciatica, arthritis, migraines, and neck and shoulder pain, the CBD dose will usually need to be between 15 - 50 mg.  If a person suffers from one of the more serious disorders such as ALS, MS, Parkinson's, PTSD, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer, it would be most beneficial to take higher doses of CBD.  Often, dosing for these disorders, 50 - 150 mg could be appropriate.

Each person who begins to take CBD needs to use the dosing guidelines and take the tincture twice daily.  Twice daily or more often is the best way to take CBD so it remains in the system for a longer period of time.

How long should
one take CBD?

CBD is a rather benign supplement so a person can use it daily with no negative results.  Research is unclear but leans toward CBD being able to even be used by pregnant mothers without damage to the fetus.  CBD can be given to newborn babies up to the older members of society without any problems or negative side effects.

Can CBD be given to
animals like dogs or cats?

CBD is perfectly healthy for pets.  Any animal that has an endocannabinoid system could be helped by using CBD.

How much CBD is
too much?

At this time there are no known top dose.  It appears to be nearly impossible to harm oneself through an overdose of CBD.  The worst thing that could happen is that a person will get light headed and/or need a nap because it makes them sleepy.  Most of the time this reaction will disappear with consistent use after about three days.