Cannabidiol and Fibromyalgia

Cannabidiol and Fibromyalgia Common treatments for fibromyalgia are anti-inflammatory medications, opioid pain medications and corticosteroids. A 2011 study that focused on CBD treatment for fibromyalgia produced very promising results for future uses in treatment. Half of the 56 participants used CBD, while the other half used traditional methods to treat their condition. Those that used cannabis saw a great reduction …

Treating Diabetes with CBD

I recently found a study using CBD, the development of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice was prevented. Although there wasn’t a direct effect of cannabidiol on glucose levels, the treatment prevented the production of IL-12 by splenocytes. Preventing this cytokine is important because it plays a huge role in many autoimmune diseases. [ux_featured_products products=”” columns=”4″ title=”Check our Featured products!”]

CBD Can Help With Acne

Recently I learned of a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation and the National Institute of Health discovered that CBD can provide treatment for acne. Researchers used cannabis-derived cannabidiol on the human sebaceous glands and came to the conclusion that CBD acts as a highly effective sebostatic and anti-inflammatory agent by inhibiting lipid synthesis.

CBD Can Help You Quit Smoking

I read a report recently that in a double-blind, placebo-controlled study, 24 smokers were randomly chosen to receive either an inhaler of CBD or a placebo. Participants were asked to take a puff every time they had an urge to puff a cigarette. Over the week, those with placebo inhalers saw no change in their total number of cigarettes consumed, …

CBD’s Pharmacodynamics

Cannabidiol has a very low affinity for CB1 and CB2 receptors but acts as an indirect antagonist of their agonists. While one would assume that this would cause cannabidiol to reduce the effects of THC, it may potentiate THC’s effects by increasing CB1 receptor density or through another CB1-related mechanism. It may also extend the duration of the effects of …

CBD-enhanced cannabis

Selective breeding by growers in the USA dramatically lowered the CBD content of cannabis; their customers preferred varietals that were more mind-altering due to a higher THC, lower CBD content. To meet the demands of medical cannabis patients, growers are currently developing more CBD-rich strains. We don’t source our CBD from these sources but we are encouraged by recent legalization …

CBD’s Neurological Effects

Cannabidiol has been seen to be an anticonvulsant in animals, but controlled studies in humans are lacking. Transdermal CBD is neuroprotective in animals. Dravet syndrome Dravet syndrome is a rare form of epilepsy that is difficult to treat. It is a catastrophic form of intractable epilepsy that begins in infancy. Initial seizures are most often prolonged events and in the …

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Cannabidiol – A Simple Definition

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.It is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract. CBD is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications despite its reputed lack of psychoactivity. Several industrial hemp varieties can be legally cultivated in western Europe. A variety such as “Fedora …

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CBD and Cancer Spread

CBD and Cancer Spread, At Just Chill we don’t like to throw around words like “Miracle Cure” or say crazy stuff like “CBD Cures Cancer” but ( And that’s a big but.) I recently came across some information on the ongoing research into how CBD could help fight the spread of cancer in people with it. The National Cancer Institute …

Top 4 Misconceptions about CBD

CBD causing quite a buzz among medical marijuana scientists and patients. The past year has seen a surge of interest in cannabidiol (CBD), a non-intoxicating cannabis compound with significant therapeutic properties. Tons of start-ups and e-commerce retailers have jumped on the CBD bandwagon, touting CBD derived from industrial hemp as the next big thing, a miracle oil that can shrink …