Broad Spectrum CBD Oil
A dropper is included and measures 1ml, or a single dose. For best result place drop under tongue for rapid absorption.
NOTE: THIS PRODUCT CONTAINS NO THC
Scientists have known about CBD for some time, over 60 years to be exact, but have generally ignored it in favor of its much sexier and spectacular cousin, THC, which is the main active ingredient in marijuana (cannabis) responsible for the “high” people experience when smoking it. However, as research into the plant advanced in the 1970s, scientists began to study CBD’s benefits more closely and realized that it was just as important as THC, if not more so in many ways. And furthermore, CBD was non-psychoactive, meaning that it doesn’t get you high.
Unlike THC, CBD is unique in that it has a wide range of effects on many of the body’s most important systems that are responsible for regulating our health. CBD has an affinity for activating serotonin receptors (specifically 5-HT1A), which control anxiety, calmness and mood; vanilloid receptors, which control and modulate how we experience pain; adenosine receptors, which control the quality and depth of our sleep; and indirectly influences endocannabinoid receptors, which control memory, energy levels, stress levels, pain tolerance, body temperature and appetite, among many others things.
Neuroprotective and Antioxidant Effects
Of all CBD’s reported effects one of its most novel and interesting is neuroprotection, which is believed to stem from its ability to act as a powerful antioxidant in the brain. Neuroprotection loosely refers to the ability of Cannabidiol—as shown in a number of animal studies—to a) prevent, mitigate, reverse or interrupt many of the processes that lead to the breakdown of neurons in the brain and nervous system believed to cause many common diseases like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, MS, strokes and more, and b) reduce inflammation in the brain, which is believed by many doctors to interfere with brain function and play a role in mystery illnesses like chronic fatigue and brain fog. Although neuroprotective effects have currently only been demonstrated in animal models and cell cultures, there is hope that CBD may exert similar effects in humans, though further research is needed.
Anti-Anxiety & Mood Enhancement
One of the most noticeable effects that many people report after taking CBD oil is a pleasant and powerful reduction in anxiety and a noticeable lift in mood. Many describe feeling a wave of calm and bliss washing over their bodies, which is consistent with CBD’s reported effects at 5-HT receptors that control the release of many important neurotransmitters that affect stress/anxiety levels and mood, particularly serotonin.
One study of CBD extract on anxiety used functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), which is a sophisticated brain activity mapping tool, to study what happened to the brain when participants took 600mg of CBD extract while being exposed to stress- and anxiety-inducing stimuli. What they found was that CBD calmed the amygdala and cingulate cortex, two important areas of the brain well-known to control fear, stress levels and anxiety, among other things.
In another study, Brazilian researchers investigated the effect of CBD extract on human cortisol levels in eleven volunteers. They found that CBD decreased cortisol levels significantly more than the placebo and that most subjects also reported a sedative effect from the treatment.
In a meta-aalysis of CBD’s effects on anxiety conducted in Brazil, researchers found that “studies using animal models of anxiety and involving healthy [human] volunteers clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD. Moreover, Cannabidiol extract was shown to reduce anxiety in [human] patients with social anxiety disorder”. For this reason, CBD is also being investigated as a natural antidepressant, anti-psychotic, and an alternative to SSRI medications (Prozac, etc.).
Anti-Inflammatory & Pain Reduction
Multiple animal studies have shown that CBD has a remarkable ability to suppress certain cellular processes that lead to inflammation and, as a result, pain. Researchers are currently conducting studies to see just how much this effect transfers over to humans, but there have been a number of clinical trials in Europe on a product called Sativex, which is a 1:1 blend of CBD and THC. These studies found that Sativex was able to reduce pain associated with central and peripheral neuropathy, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer to varying degrees in most of the study participants. It is unclear how much of an effect Cannabidiol has on pain reduction in these cases, however, the animal studies suggest that CBD is likely involved to some degree based on its known effects on cellular processes.
Although the jury is still out as to how effective CBD oils and extracts are for inflammation, many who have been struggling with inflammation-related diseases like arthritis have reported that CBD oils, extracts and creams containing CBD have helped reduce some of their symptoms.
Nausea, Diabetes, Epilepsy and More
Although not as common, studies on animals and a few, small human studies (in the case of epilepsy) also found that Cannabidiol shows promise as a potential treatment for seizures, diabetes and nausea, among other things, although more research is needed. Three of the four human studies done using CBD as a treatment for epilepsy showed positive results, however, due to design flaws and lack of rigor, most researchers are suggesting that the currently available information is insufficient to draw firm conclusions regarding the efficacy of CBD as a treatment for seizures. Studies are currently underway to get better data based on initial promising results in animal trials.
Dosage and Results
Use twice daily. Place 1ml under the tongue, hold for 60 seconds and then swallow.
Talk to your doctor before use if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or have a medical condition and are taking any prescription medications.