Why CBD works!

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So now that the 80 year ban on industrial hemp has FINALLY been lifted     

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why would you care?

Well we have long been supporters of this civil liberty because;

1.) If natural, Creator given plants are illegal than we are NOT living in a free country. 

2.) Hemp is beneficial to us.

3.) Hemp is beneficial to our economy.

4.) Hemp is beneficial to the environment!

Today we are going to focus on its benefits to our health.

So by now you may have heard that we actually have an endocannabinoid system.  This is a real biological system within us just like our digestive, lymphatic/immune, endocrine, exocrine, respiratory, renal, nervous, reproductive, cardiovascular, muscular, & sensory systems.  

Endo means "originating within the body".  When studying the Cannabis plant in the 60's, researchers discovered a web of receptors, enzymes, and biochemical pathways involved in manufacturing & using the body’s own form of cannabinoids.  (It turns out that we share these neurochemicals with most members of the animal kingdom.)

Endocannabinoids are molecules produced by cells that have activity similar to THC and the other phytocannabinoids (plant-derived cannabinoids).  They are synthesized on the cell membrane from fatty acid precursors.  (This is why CBD is often in a rich fat such as coconut oil for its abundance of medium chain fatty acids.)  Both endo- and phytocannabinoids act on cannabinoid receptors, known as CB1 and CB2, found throughout the body.

Before we go any further, lets recap in layman's terms.

The cannabis plant contains phytocannabinoids - plant-based substances with an affinity for the endocannabinoid receptors. (Now referring to endocannabinoids as eCBs, remember 'endo' means originating within the body.)

Source: Drug Discovery Today, Vol 22, Issue 1, January 2017
As mentioned above, one important thing learned about this process: increasing your dietary intake of omega-3s and other essential fatty acids may help your body boost its production of eCBs, because these fatty acids are specific building blocks for eCBs.  This I personally found to be interesting, having done the keto way of eating for 3 years, which is a high fat diet.  
(That post can be found here.)   

Now there have been some questions arising about the fact that CBD is not directly binding to these receptors and to be clear, that is true.  THC however, does bind directly.  This is why we advocate using a full spectrum CBD, this way even though the THC is limited to a very low amount (most states have a 0.3% limit) you are still getting the entire plant material which includes its terpenes (also VERY beneficial) and what little bit of THC is currently allowed.  Whole is always best!  Think heart, soul & mind.  You don't want to dissect and compartmentalize things, this has been evident to us for years but...

Ok rabbit trail, sorry.

While CBD is not directly binding to these receptors it is still completely beneficial! 

What it is doing?  

It is modifying the receptors' ability to bind to cannabinoids and influencing other types of receptors.  It is enhancing your natural levels of eCBs by occupying certain enzymes to build & recycle eCBs.  Stimulating the eCB receptors leads to a variety of physiologic processes inside the cell. See eCBs and their receptors are found throughout the entire body: in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite fluctuations in the external environment.  Cannabinoids promote homeostasis at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular, to the organism, and perhaps to the community and beyond.  

The Endo Cannabinoid System is perhaps the most important physiologic system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.

Stress levels, diet and exercise all influence your body’s Endo Canabninoid System, and its fairly accurate to say our modern lifestyles may be taking a toll on this natural system.

If you are looking for a quality full spectrum CBD product we sell topical cream, lip balms, and soaps.  
Much of this post was quoted from

We would like to thank them for their hard work towards spreading the word about this plant! THANK YOU! 😍


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