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CBD A - Z

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Acne

CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and can reduce the amount of oil in the skin, therefore successfully treating acne. The CBD calms down the sebum, produced by the skin's sebaceous glands. It is interesting to note that if the body produces too much anandamide the skin is very oily, but if it produces too little anandamide, the skin is dry and ages faster. Anandamide is a neurotransmitter produced in the brain, often called the bliss molecule. It is an endocannabinoid that clings to cannabinoid receptors, mainly in the brain.

Addiction

Taking CBD oil can reduce the reliance of some people on alcohol, drugs and opiates. The cannabis replaces the drug by alleviating pain, depression and anxiety. The addict feels calmer and can better control the addictive impulses with cannabis as a standby "drug" which has no negative side effects.

ADHD

Cannabinoids like CBD interact with receptors in the brain to help manage the dopamine. The child can therefore concentrate better and calm down a lot. This is far better than a drug like Ritalin which has terrible side effects. Anecdotal evidence is strong in the favour of cannabis oil to treat ADHD.

Als

Some studies show that medical cannabis has such a beneficial impact on ALS that it can slow the disease down and increase the survival time for patients. Using THC for ALS reveals decreased oxidative damage (damage by free radicals to cells and tissues), as well as decreased excitotoxicity (where neurons are so over-stimulated they damage cells and tissues).

Alzheimer's

CBD slows down the deterioration of the brain as sufferers lose cognitive ability. The cannabinoids interact with receptors in the brain and at least ensure patients longer lives where they cope better with their dementia.

Anxiety

CBD can help fight inflammation caused by stress (the underlying cause of many diseases) and relax the body and mind. CBD is ideal for anxiety as it alleviates inflammation, pain, spasms, sleep issues, eating issues and more. The patient feels much calmer and in control. CBD is a cannabinoid which binds to specific cannabinoid receptors, many of which occur in the brain - the centre of emotional behaviour, including anxiety, moods, stress levels and ability to sleep. Tests have shown that CBD relieves all levels of anxiety, from worry to panic attacks and PTSD.

Arthritis

Cannabis oil can heal arthritis as it is a natural anti-inflammatory. Cannabinoids interact with receptors in the joints to reduce inflammation and pain, reducing swelling and tissue issues in the joints.

Asthma

Cannabis can act as a bronchodilator when taken orally; the cannabinoids interact with the body's endocannabinoid system to reduce asthma symptoms and to allow better breathing.

Autism

Cannabis oil is a gentler, more natural therapy that can help to reduce the symptoms of autism and ADHD with no side effects. The patient is calmer, is less moody, eats better, sleeps better and can handle stress better. Medical grade cannabis oil can heal your life. It boosts your health, improves your self-esteem and allows your body to do its job in maintaining a healthy state of homeostasis. Replace your daily pill intake with cannabis oil and feel the difference in a matter of days. Cannabis oil does what other expensive drugs do, but at no cost to your future.

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Blood Pressure

Cannabis oil can reduce blood pressure, assisting people with hypertension. The CBD reduces anxiety and stress and promotes better sleep patterns.

Broken Bones

When you take cannabis oil, it reacts with the collagen and triggers a faster healing processes.

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Cancer

Cannabis oil has been shown to force cancer cells to commit suicide, reduce the formation of cancerous tumours and stop the spread of tumours. It can also stop the formation of new blood vessels for tumours to spread. Take it alongside chemotherapy and it will also treat the symptoms of the chemo: nausea and vomiting, depression, low appetite, insomnia and pain.

Crohn's Disease

Through cannabis research, scientists are learning how cannabinoids may be a less damaging way to treat Crohn's disease. The endocannabinoid system has two primary receptors, CB1 and CB2. CB2 receptors are found in the immune system and the hematopoietic system which includes bone marrow, lymph nodes, the spleen, and thymus. They regulate the inflammatory process by controlling the release of cytokines produced by the immune cells, which is integral to Crohn's disease. Activating these receptors results in pain relief and anti-inflammatory effects.

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Dementia

Some studies have that found taking cannabis could help to manage some behavioural symptoms of dementia such as that agitation or aggression. While there is currently no scientific evidence that cannabis can help to prevent the disease, anecdotal evidence is mounting that it does enhance quality of life for each patient.

Depression

When cannabis is used to return normal functioning to endocannabinoids, it also renews a positive outlook on life and improved moods. The endocannabinoid system regulates moods, appetite, hormones and other factors that affect depression. Cannabinoids enable the ECS to remain in a healthy balance and those with depression can wean themselves off damaging medications.

Diabetes

Cannabis oil helps to regulate the production of insulin and controls appetite and metabolism. It helps people to take control of their eating habits, to sleep better and to reduce their anxiety.

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Epilepsy

The CBD overwhelms the activity of glutamate which cause neurons to become agitated. It is a known anti-inflammatory, therefore ir reduces the inflammation in the brain associated with seizures. CBD also helps increase endocannabinoid levels which helps the body to have optimum immunity and a healthy balance. It helps control the flow of good ions such as calcium and potassium and so reducing the agitation of neurons.

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Fibromyalgia

CBD can relieve many of the symptoms related to fibromyalgia including pain, insomnia, fatigue, restless leg syndrome, depression and anxiety. Treating fibromyalgia with cannabis oil means far fewer side effects than pharmaceuticals which can also cause addiction and more pain. Cannabis is a natural pain killer which binds to the cannabinoid receptors found throughout the nervous system and brain. Treat this disease with a blend of THC and CBD for best results. Some patients can then wean themselves off their chronic medication.

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Glaucoma

Optimal health depends on the body's internal endocannabinoid system (ECS) which regulates every aspect of wellbeing: inflammation, pain regulation, neuroprotection, immune response, moods, fertility, appetite and energy levels. Cannabinoids can play a vital role in assisting the body with inflammation and neuroprotection, including treating glaucoma. There are cannabinoid receptors in the ocular tissues which manage intraocular pressure. Cannabis oils could target these tissues and help to decrease intraocular pressure and protect the retinal cells. CBD is the ideal therapy for the eyes.

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Headaches

Taking cannabis oil for headaches replaces the terrible side effects of strong painkillers people usually take for head pain. This natural therapy works when the cannabinoids interact with receptors in the brain to stop the pain. Pharmaceuticals can damage the liver, kidneys, heart and stomach.

Heart Disease

Studies have discovered that CBD is a powerful vasorelaxant because it reduces tension in the artery walls, or reduces pressure in the blood vessels. CBD can benefit the cardiovascular system thanks to its direct benefits to the arteries, enabling them to relax. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory and antioxidant which benefits the heart and arteries. CBD also has a positive impact on the survival and death of white blood cells, the migration of white blood cells and the accumulation of platelets.

HIV / Aids

Cannabis oil works with the body's endocannabinoid system to boost the immune system. It also increases appetite, beats insomnia, benefits nausea and vomiting, and treats inflammation and pain. It also helps AIDS patients cope with their depression better.

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Inflammation

Cannabis oil is a natural anti-inflammatory. CBD is the ideal therapy for inflammation as it is natural, alternative and has no side effects. CBD offers innate anti-inflammatory compounds and immunosuppressive qualities making it a perfect natural medication for diseases like arthritis, multiple sclerosis, sore muscles and even cancer. CBD can therefore treat conditions of the central nervous system, brain and immune system. Used in combination with THC, CBD mitigates the psychoactive powers of the THC and the two chemical compounds can treat chronic dis-ease.

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Joint Pain

Joint pain includes aching joints, swelling and generalised pain. This leads to lifestyle restrictions and frustration. Cannabis oil helps with inflammation and swelling of the joints, giving you relief and ease of movement.

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Kidney Disease

Numerous things can cause kidney disease, including injuries, genetic problems or medications. Your risk of kidney disease is higher if you have high blood pressure, diabetes or you have a family member with kidney disease.  The goal of treatment is typically controlling symptoms, reducing complications and slowing the disease’s progression. 

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Lupus

Cannabis oil treats inflammation and pain which makes it the perfect medicine for lupus. It is safe, natural and effective. The trick is to take high doses of cannabidiol (CBD) orally every day. The best way to manage lupus is firstly through a healthy lifestyle - get enough sleep, eat a balanced diet and do plenty of exercise. Secondly, take cannabis oil to manage the inflammation and pain and you will find relief. Cannabinoids seem to increase one of the anti-inflammatory proteins and reduce a pro-inflammatory protein. They work with the body's endocannabinoid system to maintain a healthy balance in the immune system - lowering inflammation and relieving lupus right away. Receptors in the human brain react to cannabis in similar ways that they react to pharmaceuticals. But, unlike conventional drugs, cannabis is a natural medicine without side effects. Scientists have found that cannabinoids help to balance many biological systems in the body and brain. Taking the best CBD for Lupus will also ensure less stress, better sleep and a sense of calmness to those whose bodies are at war with themselves.

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Menopause

While there is no one cure for menopause, there are things a woman can do to relieve symptoms and experience a better quality of life. Cannabis oil is a natural choice of therapy which can also reduce the dangers of breast cancer. CBD interacts with cannabinoid receptors in the body to reduce the impact of menopause and its symptoms. At least, taking CBD is calming and reduces stress, anxiety and depression. It also helps to manage appetite, insomnia and inflammation

Migraines

Take CBD to reduce this process happening in your body and to reduce the pain of the migraine as CBD immediately treats the inflammation. THC-infused cannabis oil is a great treatment for what is known as excitotoxicity. This is caused by an accumulation of glutamate, a neurotransmitter that helps us to think. Glutamate is toxic when there is too much of it and you then get a migraine. CBD and THC can both treat migraines by increasing the level of serotonin in your brain. Serotonin is called the happy chemical and also helps combat depression. Cannabis oils rich in CBD and THC also block receptors that control nausea and vomiting, other migraine-associated symptoms. Patients who take conventional anti-inflammatories are doing untold damage to their livers and kidneys. But with cannabis oil there are no side effects, only effective relief.

Multiple Sclerosis

Cannabis oil helps to reduce tremors, muscle spasms and pain, also enabling a good night's sleep and a better appetite. It also reduces stress and anxiety.

Muscle Spasms

Cannabis oil can calm down, and alleviate inflammation in, the muscle. The twitching of muscles and the pain associated with this condition will benefit from taking cannabis oil.

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Nausea and Vomiting

Cannabis oil can decrease and eradicate feelings of nausea and vomiting associated with many illnesses, including cancer and chemotherapy. Cannabinoids interact with receptors in the brain to control these feelings of nausea and vomiting.

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Osteoporosis

The skeleton contains CB1, CB2, TRPV1 and GPR55 receptors which are part of the endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors are found on nerve fibres covering bone as well as cells in the bone marrow, as well as on osteoblasts (cells that make bone), osteoclasts (a type of bone cell that breaks down bone tissue) and bone marrow derived adipocytes (connective tissue cells that store fat). Osteoclasts, osteoblasts and osteocytes also express CB2 receptors at significantly higher levels than those reported for CB1. Cannabis oil can activate the CB1 receptor and help treat osteoporosis. Studies found that the CB1 receptor protects the body against bone loss associated with aging by modulating adipocyte and osteoblast variation of bone marrow stromal cells.

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Pain

Cannabinoids in cannabis oil known as cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can fight inflammation by affecting the way the body deals with pain. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a big network of cell receptors which influences the way the body deals with pain, inflammation, mood, appetite and sleep. Consuming cannabis oil changes the way the body regulates all of these things - CBD increases the number of endocannabinoids in the body and is able to help regulate the immune system. Deal with chronic pain the natural way when you allow CBD to calm inflammation and change pain signals in the brain. A safe, non-psychoactive cannabinoid, this compound is a natural medicine that you can use for your arthritis. Use cannabis cream too as a natural therapy instead of heavy over-the-counter painkillers.

Panic Attacks

Cannabis oil is a natural anti-anxiety compound which reduces stress and panic attacks. Take it throughout the day, at regular intervals, for maximum benefit.

Parkinson's Disease

Research has found that people with a healthy endocannabinoid system can better fight stress, post-traumatic stress disorder, fear, pain and anxiety. Taking cannabis oil enhances the strength of the ECS and assists the body to maintain its innate immune balance. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of many cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that interact with the ECS to maintain inner brain and body health. Doctors are finding that Parkinson's patients who take CBD experience reduced shaking, less anxiety and better sleep patterns. CBD can protect the brain as it is an antioxidant that can slow down the progression of Parkinson's. Cannabis oil therefore has huge potential to treat Parkinson's Disease. CBD can assist the brain to detoxify therefore protecting it from damage and slowing down neural damage.

Pets

Dogs also have an endocannabinoid system, just like humans, which maintains an innate balance of immunity and health. The cannabis oil interacts with the endocannabinoid system and offers relief from pain, digestion issues, seizures and anxiety. Using CBD-infused cannabis oil is safe and a great option besides conventional pet medications. Be careful of the size of the dose so understand how much cannabis oil is required to treat a sick dog. Make sure it is only CBD based, it is organic (so free from pesticides and fungicides), it is in tincture form and it is good quality.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Studies found that people with PTSD had lower levels of anandamide in their brains (a cannabinoid found naturally in the body). Anandamide and THC both stimulate the same receptors in the brain which promote healing. Anandamide is an endocannabinoid that clings to cannabinoid receptors and THC has a similar effect. So, post-traumatic stress disorder is a lack of endocannabinoids which can be balanced if cannabis oil is introduced as a medication. Try cannabis oil for PTSD and it will immediately deal with the anxiety symptoms. CBD-enriched cannabis oil slows down the rush of thoughts, the panic and allows the patient to think through the trauma without succumbing to its agony. Sleep patterns will improve which straight away deals with anxiety.

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Quadriplegia

The spinal cord is a delicate organ, and damage to it through an accident or illness can result in serious long-term complications. Cannabis has shown promise in helping with numerous outcomes, including muscle spasticity, pain management and neuroprotection.

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Restless Leg Syndrome

Since many of the symptoms of RLS worsen in the evening, it often disrupts sleep. As a result, many people who have restless legs syndrome have a significantly diminished quality of life. If you’re seeking fast symptom relief, inhaling your cannabis may be better. However, if you require longer-lasting relief, and don’t mind waiting a little bit for the effects to kick in, tinctures or edibles are the way to go.

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Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia sufferers reported feeling less psychotic and calmer when they took cannabis oil (CBD). While the disease does not simply disappear, its effects are reduced. The consumption of CBD helps with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) as it contributes to that system where the body is trying to constantly maintain a healthy balance as it produces its own cannabis-like chemicals. It does this to balance emotions, moods, sleep patterns and keep the immune system strong. Some research has shown that when some patients took CBD, it assisted them to remember things and they were able to function normally in a social context. Scientists say that Schizophrenia has links to a chemical disparity in the brain related to neurotransmitters.

Seizures

Cannabis oil can reduce the intensity and frequency of seizures if taken in the required doses several times a day. Many epileptics benefit from the use of cannabis oil for their seizures, instead of using strong pharmaceutical drugs.

Skin Conditions

Cannabis oil can heal eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne and dry or aging skin when applied as a cream directly to the skin. The cannabinoids bind with receptors in the skin to trigger healing processes.

Sleep

Cannabis oil will help to solve restless sleeping patterns, treating insomnia and stress or anxiety. Insomnia can affect well-being and holistic health, leading to numerous secondary conditions. Take cannabis oil for a peaceful night's sleep and wake up feeling well rested and relaxed. A cannabis oil infused with CBD can enhance the endocannabinoids that occur naturally in the body's endocannabinoid system, helping the body to maintain a system of homeostasis, or natural immune balance. Taking cannabis oil daily is good for your health as it will contribute to this action and the CBD will cling to the cannabinoid receptors where needed.

Stress

Cannabis oil treats the causes and symptoms of stress. It can help to release feel-good hormones and relax the mind. It reduces anxiety and promotes tranquillity. Studies done in Israel show that when cannabis oil is given to patients after an emotional trauma, the stress is less and the risk of long term stress disorders is reduced. Cannabinoids diminished the stress receptors in parts of the brain where sensory information and emotions are managed. Cannabis oil can ease insomnia and lack of appetite, as well as curb depression. Cannabinoids can modulate the release of neurotransmitters and can create higher levels of pleasure and changes in memory functions.

Strokes

A study found that CBD is a more effective antioxidant than vitamin A or E, which are known to block the damage of glutamate. Cannabinoids can block glutamate which is created when the brain lacks oxygen. The CBD can therefore save the brain cells from dying due to starvation. Cannabinoid receptors appear to increase in the brain after a stroke and CBD binds to these receptors to assist the brain to survive a stroke. Another study revealed that cannabinoids can protect the brain and even trigger the growth of new brain cells where there is damage or disease. Medical cannabis can also treat inflammation in the brain and nervous system. The patient needs cannabis oil directly after a stroke to prevent neurons and astrocytes from being damaged. This ensures normal brain recovery. Since strokes occur in the brain, patients can use both CBD and THC to promote recovery and rebalancing of the immune system.

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Tremors

Tremors aren’t life-threatening. But, they can be embarrassing and in some cases, disabling, making it hard or sometimes impossible to perform daily life tasks and work. Since cannabis leads to enhanced relaxation, mitigate the stress response and cause euphoric mood, it could also decrease tremors in some people.

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Ulcers

This condition causes pain in the stomach area. This erosion can deepen until it creates a hole in the lining of the stomach or other concerning consequences. Cannabis oil will help to prevent ulcers and even treat existing ones.

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Vertigo

The sensation that you’re moving when you are standing, lying or sitting still. It’s very similar to the feeling you get with motion sickness, and most people describe it as feeling dizzy. However, it’s not the same thing as lightheadedness or motion sickness. Cannabis seems to activate specific endocannabinoid receptors in the body, mostly in the central nervous system to help combat this feeling.

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Weight Issues

Cannabis oil is known to regulate the production of insulin which assists the body to manage its calorie intake better. If you take CBD, you do not feel hungry and if you take THC, it stimulates your appetite. CBD would be better for obese people, and THC would be better for anorexics or people with HIV/AIDS and Cancer.

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