CBD saved my life – it takes away my pain”

According to The Cannabis Trades Association UK at the time of the launch, there are now 250,000 users of CBD oil across the UK, which is up form the 125,000 recorded this time last year.
The oil is said to be able to treat a variety of problems.


At the end of last year, a World Health Organisation report revealed that it may help successful treat symptoms relating to Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, pain, anxiety, depression, cancer and diabetic complications.

Testimonials

Chris says he started feeling better when he dedicated time to the gym, but he saw real changes in his mood when he began taking CBD oil. 

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I found CBD because of my struggle with anxiety. I’ve always had anxiety attacks, which I used to call “Sophie stress-outs,” but things took a turn during my freshman year. I was lucky enough to get great advice from my friend and start seeing the school psychologist, who helped learn coping strategies and work through my anxious thoughts. I was still, though, having frequent anxiety attacks and going through some dark periods. Something needed to change. I had discussed going on medication with my parents, but none of us seemed very keen on the idea. I’m not sure why I was so afraid of medication. I had seen it do wonders for my friends but I didn’t like the idea of altering my brain chemistry that much.

Eventually, my mom brought up the idea of trying CBD oil. She had friends who used it every day to calm down their anxieties and they said it worked wonders. I was desperate to feel better, so with some trepidation, I decided to try it out.


I didn’t think much about the effect the CBD was having; I tried not to overanalyze it that much. A few months later I realized that I’d only had about two anxiety attacks since I’d started taking CBD every day. I had gone from one or two anxiety attacks every two weeks to one or two every couple of months. I can’t confirm cause and effect, but my only significant lifestyle change was my use of CBD. This was huge for me. Not only was I functioning better, but I hadn’t had to try to navigate insurance to get medication or do anything really drastic.
I will say, though, that the CBD oil doesn’t help me much when I’m already having an anxiety attack. By that time I’ve gone too far. It just lowers my baseline anxiety and helps me get to sleep sometimes when my intrusive thoughts keep me up. Now I recommend CBD to anyone who wants to try something different to help soothe their anxiety. It’s not right for everyone, but it’s easy to try. 


Suffering for 16 years with side effects like heart palpitations, panic attacks, fear, anxiety, insomnia and memory loss, she got off pharmaceuticals and began taking Cannabidiol (CBD). “I noticed many of these negative side effects began to disappear,” 

MDJunction: Forums / fibromyalgia-discussions “CBD oil has changed his life.” I wasn’t sure if I should post this, but seeing the difference it has made for my husband, I want to pass this along. I hate to think of others still suffering because nobody told them about this. 


https://www.express.co.uk/life-style/health/949009/fibromyalgia-symptoms-supplements-cbd-oil-cannabis

Cbd Complementary Therapy for Cancer

CBD as a complementary therapy

The majority of the evidence available suggests that CBD and cannabis therapies may complement cancer treatment. CBD may help people with cancer by:

Stimulating appetite

CBD oil which may help with cancer

CBD oil may help relieve pain and stimulate appetite.

Many people who are going through cancer treatment experience nausea and loss of appetite.

These symptoms can make it difficult for them to maintain a healthy weight.

Ingested cannabis that delivers THC and other cannabinoids to the bloodstream my help stimulate the appetite, but there is no evidence that CBD alone can have this effect.

Pain relief

Both cancer and its treatment can lead to pain. Cancer often causes pain due to inflammation, pressure on internal organs, or nerve injury. When the pain is severe, it can even become resistant to opioids, which are powerful pain relievers.

CBD indirectly acts on the CB2 receptors, which may help with widespread pain relief by reducing inflammation.

Nausea

Cannabis and cannabinoids such as CBD may also be helpful for people with cancer who experience regular nausea and vomiting, especially when this is due to chemotherapy.

However, the antinausea effect appears to come from THC in cannabis, rather than from CBD. People looking to try cannabis to reduce nausea should prepare themselves for the potential psychoactive effects of THC in prescribed cannabis products and discuss them with a doctor.

Many people find relief from low doses of THC. Prescription versions of synthetic THC that have fewer side effects are available.

How CBD Might Control Cancer Cell Growth

CBD gravitates towards the CB2 receptors in the spleen, which is home to the immune system. CB2 is responsible for activating the immune system. CBD is biomimetic to the body’s anandamide, which naturally activates CB2 receptors. That means the body can use CBD and anandamide interchangeably. As such, when an injury, illness, or stress demands more from anandamide than the body can produce, the mimetic CBD is activated. If there is transitory stress, the therapeutic aid will be transitory. If this demand remains, like in the case of cancer, the therapeutic aid provides a sustained pressure of modulating agent on a homeostatic system.

Basically, once CBD gravitates towards the CB2 receptors, it seeks out cancer cells and destroys them. In fact, studies have shown that CBD has the ability to destroy cancer cells directly without the involvement of immune intermediaries. That’s because CBD can hijack the lipoxygenase pathway to inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors directly.

Possible Effects of Using Cannabidiol For Cancer Symptom Relief

The major advantage of using CBD to relieve cancer is the fact that it doesn’t have the side effects associated with strong chemical medications and it won’t make the patient loopy or “high”.  Even more so, it has been proven to have an array of positive effects on cancer patients.

These include:

  • Triggering the death of cancer cells
  • Preventing unhealthy cell division
  • Preventing the growth of tumors in the new blood vessels
  • Reducing the spread of cancer cells throughout the body
  • Speeding up the waste disposal mechanism of the body or autophagy which can cause the death of cells.

All these effects are caused by locking off of CB2 receptors with the use of CBD.

More studies are needed, but it is ALMOST confirmable that cannabidiol can be used as an effective complementary cancer therapeutic aid.

Study Suggests – Cannabis reverses aging processes in the brains

Memory performance decreases with increasing age. Cannabis can reverse these ageing processes in the brain. This was shown in mice by scientists at the University of Bonn with their colleagues at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel). Old animals were able to regress to the state of two-month-old mice with a prolonged low-dose treatment with a cannabis active ingredient. This opens up new options, for instance, when it comes to treating dementia. The results are now presented in the journal Nature Medicine.

Like any other organ, our brain ages. As a result, cognitive ability also decreases with increasing age. This can be noticed, for instance, in that it becomes more difficult to learn new things or devote attention to several things at the same time. This process is normal, but can also promote dementia. Researchers have long been looking for ways to slow down or even reverse this process.

 

 

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Scientists at the University of Bonn and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (Israel) have now achieved this in mice. These animals have a relatively short life expectancy in nature and display pronounced cognitive deficits even at twelve months of age. The researchers administered a small quantity of THC, the active ingredient in the hemp plant (cannabis), to mice aged two, twelve and 18 months over a period of four weeks.

Afterwards, they tested learning capacity and memory performance in the animals — including, for instance, orientation skills and the recognition of other mice. Mice who were only given a placebo displayed natural age-dependent learning and memory losses. In contrast, the cognitive functions of the animals treated with cannabis were just as good as the two-month-old control animals. “The treatment completely reversed the loss of performance in the old animals,” reported Prof. Andreas Zimmer from the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn and member of the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation.

Years of meticulous research

This treatment success is the result of years of meticulous research. First of all, the scientists discovered that the brain ages much faster when mice do not possess any functional receptors for THC. These cannabinoid 1 (CB1) receptors are proteins to which the substances dock and thus trigger a signal chain. CB1 is also the reason for the intoxicating effect of THC in cannabis products, such as hashish or marihuana, which accumulate at the receptor. THC imitates the effect of cannabinoids produced naturally in the body, which fulfil important functions in the brain. “With increasing age, the quantity of the cannabinoids naturally formed in the brain reduces,” says Prof. Zimmer. “When the activity of the cannabinoid system declines, we find rapid ageing in the brain.”

To discover precisely what effect the THC treatment has in old mice, the researchers examined the brain tissue and gene activity of the treated mice. The findings were surprising: the molecular signature no longer corresponded to that of old animals, but was instead very similar to that of young animals. The number of links between the nerve cells in the brain also increased again, which is an important prerequisite for learning ability. “It looked as though the THC treatment turned back the molecular clock,” says Zimmer.

Next step: clinical trial on humans

A low dose of the administered THC was chosen so that there was no intoxicating effect in the mice. Cannabis products are already permitted as medications, for instance as pain relief. As a next step, the researchers want to conduct a clinical trial to investigate whether THC also reverses ageing processes in the brain in humans and can increase cognitive ability.

The North Rhine-Westphalia science minister Svenja Schulze appeared thrilled by the study: “The promotion of knowledge-led research is indispensable, as it is the breeding ground for all matters relating to application. Although there is a long path from mice to humans, I feel extremely positive about the prospect that THC could be used to treat dementia, for instance.”

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Cbd oil for menopause.

There are cannabinoid receptors in all areas of the female reproductive organs, including both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. Given what we already know about CBD’s influence over these receptors, it’s a logical assumption to believe that CBD could help reduce the signs and symptoms of menopause through interaction in the highly concentrated areas of endocannabinoid receptors.

During menopause, women find it increasingly difficult to sleep. Hot flashes, mood swings and overall discomfort continually disrupt a healthy sleep cycle. Soon, this lack of sleep trickles down into other areas of a woman’s life and eventually increases the severity of all menopausal symptoms.

There is a growing body of research indicating that both CBD, THC and other cannabinoids are beneficial for improved sleep quality. While CBD itself may trigger a mild increase in wakefulness when taken before bed, CBD still facilitates a better and longer nights rest.

Bone Density Loss

Bone density naturally starts to decrease during menopause. In some circumstances, it can lead to future issues with osteoporosis and bone fragility. It’s common for doctors to prescribe ERT simply for the possible improvements to bone density. But, as we’ve discussed, ERT is not always a perfect long-term solution.

Cannabidiol, THCV, CBG, and CBC all are potential candidates for protecting against bone loss. In fact, these specific cannabinoids are known to stimulate bone growth. Cannabidiol, among the other cannabinoids, may represent a perfect alternative to ERT therapy for those women worried about bone density loss.

Mood Stabilizer

Alongside the inevitable hot flashes, the associated menopausal mood swings are an equally taxing part of hormonal changes. As hormones change, it changes the way women process and manage their stress levels. A woman’s body continues to operate as per usual, but with an endocannabinoid deficiency. Its suddenly not as easy to process stress, anger, and daily pressures.

Thankfully, cannabinoids are already making incredible inroads as a powerful replacement to traditional SSRI drugs. It’s a logical next step to bring the mood stabilizing capabilities of CBD, already evidenced for treating depression and anxiety, into the realm of menopausal women.

CBD Oil and Vertigo

When clients mail me to ask if the CBD oils will help with their conditions I like to do some research for them and put together some information that I find so it may help them in making a decision as to whether they would benefit from CBD oils.

Todays condition is Vertigo

Vertigo feels like you or everything around you is spinning – enough to affect your balance. It’s more than just feeling dizzy.

A vertigo attack can last from a few seconds to hours. If you have severe vertigo it can last for many days or months.

What causes vertigo

Inner ear problems, which affect balance, are the most common causes:

Other things that can cause vertigo:

  • migraine
  • some types of medicine – check the leaflet to see if it’s listed as a side effect

 

Can CBD Oil Help and How??

It is great to know that CBD (cannabinoid) oil can be of benefit to people with vertigo and Meniere’s Disease.  This extract of the cannabis plant can be life-altering for many people.

Because of changing laws, people are rediscovering that cannabis has many health benefits that have not been talked about until recently, though for many years previous to Big Pharmacy’s growth, people were given elixirs containing CBD.




 

What is Meniere’s Disease?

People who suffer from the  intense vertigo (dizziness) and nausea due to an inner ear problem a condition of unknown cause called Ménière’s disease often find significant improvement from cannabis, according to California doctors.

These doctors often approve the use of cannabis by Meniere’s patients who say that it helps ease their symptoms.  “Meniere’s causes dizziness.  Dizziness causes nausea, cannabis relieves nausea”,  Robert Sullivan, MD said,   “I’ve issued many recommendations for Meniere’s, as well as tinnitus (ringing in the ears)   It works well enough to make a significant improvement in patients’ lives.”

Cannabis (CBD oil included) has been shown to stop the spinning.  It also helps with the nausea caused by the dizziness.

 

In 1861, the French physician Prosper Meniere described this condition.  Meniere’s disease is a disorder of the inner ear, which causes episodes of vertigo (dizziness), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), a feeling of fullness or pressure in the ear, and periodic hearing loss.   The area of the ear affected is the entire labyrinth, which includes both the semicircular canals and the cochlea.

A Meniere’s episode generally involves severe vertigo (spinning), imbalance, nausea and vomiting.  The average attack lasts two to four hours.  Following a severe attack, most people find that they are exhausted and must sleep for several hours.


Allan Frankel, M.D., of Greenbridge Medical states the following, “We are all very familiar with both CBD rich and THC rich medicines helping a lot with nausea. In recent months I have seen a number of patients with vertigo from different etiologies. A few have been related to inner ear issues, a few have been associated with local cancers and a few were a part of a systemic neurological disorder.

They seem to share one thing in common; they all seem to respond to CBD in doses of 6 mg per 24 hours.

Treats Nausea

CBD oil can cure vomiting and nausea. The non-psychotropic components of this oil activate certain autoreceptors, which causes antiemetic/anti-nausea effects in the body.

Lowers Inflammation

When it comes to inflammation, some people can only find relief with CBD oil, particularly those with advanced cases of rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, migraines, joint disorders, and pervasive muscle pain. [5] In some cases, people have reported nearly miraculous improvement in the inflammatory symptoms of chronic diseases.

Great article on CBD  –   https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/317221.php

I feel comfortable thinking about Vertigo the same way I think of nausea. Both CBD and THC are effective in treating both nausea and vomiting; not all that surprising as they are so frequently related.

So, if you Diagnose Vertigo, think cannabinoids.”

 

 

 

CBD Oil Dosage Calculator

So you get your cbd oils and there is no instruction and you don’t have a clue what your doing?? Firstly you can ask the company to send you out their own dosage advice or the person you bought from should hold information to help you.

I personally find that starting of low is the best way to go and work your way up until you feel the benefits.

There is no “one size fits all” when it comes to determining the “right” CBD dosage. The effective dose for each person is different based on body chemistry, severity of concern, weight, concentration of the product, etc. One or two drops may be effective for one person but another person may need several drops of the same product.

Below is a chart that may help determine the amount of cbd in mg that you may need per day.

 

 

Once you work this out then have input your details into the online cbd oil calculator and this may help you determine the suitable dosage for yourself.  Just bare in mind that we all feel things in different ways so take it slow, increase as desired and relax.  Some people may notice benefits in a few short weeks others takes a few months so stick with it.

Our CBD dosage calculator can help you calculate total drops, milligrams of CBD per drop and number of drops necessary to achieve your desired CBD oil dosage.

Source: CBD Oil Dosage Calculator