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Epilepsy Awareness at Plants Not Pills CBD

Epilepsy Awareness Month at Plants Not Pills CBD

CBD and Epilepsy November is Epilepsy Awareness Month, a chance to spread awareness and understanding of epilepsy, a neurological disorder that affects approximately 3.4 million Americans, including 500,000 children. What is Epilepsy? Imagine the brain as a series of highways and overpasses. Each moment, in all four lobes, millions of neurons, fluids and electrical currents […]

Alzheimer’s Disease, Dementia and CBD

According to the The World Alzheimer’s Report, nearly 47 million people worldwide are living with Alzheimer’s Disease and/or Dementia. By 2030, this number is set to double. Though Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia are used interchangeably and Alzheimer’s Disease is considered a form of Dementia, there are notable differences between the two conditions. What is Dementia? […]

What are the Best Ways to Take CBD?

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CDB is quite a common topic today. So many people and animals too are consuming it. There are also a number of ways that one can take CBD, from edibles to inhaling. CBD has a lot of benefits and one might wonder should they smoke it, apply or consume it to get its full benefits. […]

How CBD Could Help with Endometriosis

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Endometriosis is a disease that affects nearly 200 million women worldwide. The resulting pain and inflammation caused by this condition is often excruciating. Below, we’ve compiled current research and treatment options for Endometriosis as well as the potential benefits of CBD in reducing and alleviating symptoms. What is Endometriosis? Endometriosis is characterized by the growth […]

CBD Oil for Anxiety

CBD for Anxiety

Anxiety Disorders now rate among the most common medical conditions in the USA, affecting over 40 million Americans. According to a recent study conducted by the American Psychiatry Association, between 2016 and 2017, nearly 36% of those polled said they felt more anxious than the year before. The symptoms of Anxiety Disorders include: Panic attacks […]

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Migraines

For millions of people worldwide, a perceived change in light, altered vision, nausea and even hallucinations are just a few of the potential early onset symptoms of a migraine. Here is a brief overview of this neurological syndrome and how cannabidiol (CBD) can potentially alleviate the throbbing (and often excruciating) pain experienced by migraine sufferers. […]

Cannabidiol (CBD), Chronic Pain and Restless Leg Syndrome

Consistent and proper pain relief has historically been a daunting task for modern medicine. How does a physician judge levels of pain? Why should a physician doubt their patient? With such a subjective condition, the first line treatment for physicians across the US has too often been prescription opiates. Out of the nearly 50 million […]

What are cannabinoid receptors?

Cells have “receptors” in their membrane, which create a sort of “lock and key” connection between various chemical compounds. These connections either activate or inhibit other effects within the body. CBD is an agonist – a substance which creates a response with various receptors. Here’s what that looks like… Cannabidiol has no specific affinity for CB1 or […]

What is the Endocannabinoid System?

The endocannabinoid system is a central regulatory system that affects many physiological and psychological processes including pain sensation, appetite, mood, memory, addiction, and sleep. This system consists of 3 basic elements: Cannabinoid Receptors (CB1 and CB2) Cannabinoid molecules that interact with the CB receptors (endocannabinoids or external ones) Enzymes that interact with the CB receptors, […]

What is CBD?

To understand CBD, it’s first necessary to understand where CBD originates and its chemical importance. Where does CBD come from? Cannabis plants – including cannabis sativa, cannabis indica, and cannabis ruderalis (otherwise known as “hemp”) – produce compounds called cannabinoids, lipidic molecules that stimulate the cannabinoid receptors in diverse cells of the body, including the […]

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