THE SCIENCE

There are 80+ cannabinoid compounds found in the cannabis plant. Cannabinoids we consume interact with receptors in the body that produce various effects. Hemp Extract is non-psychoactive and responsible for many of the medical benefits of cannabis. This potent substance provides a host of medical benefits, as well as being legal in all 50 states.

Research has shown, the human body’s ECS, or endocannabinoid system, regulates and assists many functions including relaxation, appetite, response to inflammation, and even the brain’s cognitive function.

PAIN

Cannabinoids show very promising results in dealing with pain, in both chronic pain and pain traditionally difficult to treat by conventional means. The analgesic effects cannabinoids produce often provide relief to patients that don’t respond well to other more common methods. “Patients most often ascertain an individual stable dosage within 7–10 days that provides therapeutic relief without unwanted psychotropic effects,” meaning that it’s easy to find your personal “right” dose safely. Using cannabinoids alongside traditional pain management methods has been shown to increase the effectiveness of both treatments. To learn more please read the following studies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2503660/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17257464
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17712817

DEPRESSION/ANXIETY

The body’s endocannabinoid system controls a whole host of functions, and plays a key role in mood and mindset. Stress is a part of life unfortunately, and humans have always sought to relieve it- CBD is showing promise. CBD in particular interacts with a certain set of neurotransmitters in the brain, providing anxiolytic (calming, anti-anxiety) and antidepressant effects, and the vast majority of studies show a positive connection between CBD the treatment of both anxiety and depression. To learn more please read the following studies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24923339
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21916860
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20002102

INFLAMMATION

Inflammation has long been a subject of debate in the medical community. It’s well-known that inflammation can cause, and can BE caused by, a number of conditions. It’s not a sign of good things happening, as pain, cancers, and more can be tied to inflammation. CBD is rapidly gaining attention in the field for its powerful anti-inflammatory properties, and shows great promise in the treatment of inflammation over a wide array of conditions and situations. Diabetes, arthritis, atherosclerosis, hypertension, Alzheimer’s disease, and more all fall into this category, and are being closely researched side by side with CBD. To learn more please read the following studies.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21238581
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27435265
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19199042

HEALTH/FITNESS

Any workout, especially a rigorous one, causes microscopic damage to the body’s muscles and tissues, explains Dr. Alan Beyer, sports medicine doctor and executive medical director of the Hoag Orthopedic Institute in California. It’s this inflammation that triggers the body’s repair processes, allowing tissues to grow back stronger and fitter. However, too much inflammation left unchecked can contribute to excessive muscle damage and poor workout results. Inflammation is also a hallmark of exercise injuries including strains and sprains, he says.

For this reason, exercisers commonly integrate such as eating antioxidant-containing foods and taking ice baths – into their workout routines to aid the workout process. They also try to curb achy muscles and joints through the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, or NSAIDs, like ibuprofen, Beyer says.

While studies currently debate exactly when exercisers should try to curb inflammation and when they should just let the body recover on its own, they also suggest that CBD is a powerful anti-inflammatory compound. For example, a 2018 review published in Frontiers in Neurology concluded that CBD is an effective way of improving pain and mobility in patients with multiple sclerosis since it reduces inflammation.

“CBD for exercise-induced inflammation is absolutely the next big area we need to explore,” says Thorsten Rudroff, an exercise scientist and director of the Integrative Neurophysiology Laboratory at Colorado State University, and the Frontiers in Neurology study co-author. “However, most of what we know about CBD and exercise is based on anecdotal reports,” he says. “There’s basically no research on the topic. We need to investigate CBD’s effects on inflammatory biomarkers [compounds like C-reactive protein in the body that occur with inflammation] in athletes and exercise recovery.” To learn more please visit:

https://health.usnews.com/wellness/