My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and vascular dementia three years ago. In the normal western medical manner he is currently on quite a lot of medication. But with side effects, mum and I who are caring for him at home are uncertain as to whether his behaviours are indeed symptoms of his dementia or the medication. Dad is unable to communicate, demonstrates intense anxiety and has sporadic sleep patterns.

This article will attempt to present information concerning cannabinoid mechanisms of analgesia, review randomized clinical trials (RCTs) of available and emerging cannabinoid agents, and address the many thorny issues that have arisen with clinical usage of herbal cannabis itself (“medical marijuana”). An effort will be made to place the issues in context and suggest rational approaches that may mitigate concerns and indicate how standardized pharmaceutical cannabinoids may offer a welcome addition to the pharmacotherapeutic armamentarium in chronic pain treatment.


I am very new to all of this and need some info on what to take for my severe fibromyalgia,arthritis,acid reflux,depression,anxiety,stomach issues,back pain,obesity and interstitial cystitis ? I go to a pain management center and they do drugs testing so I don’t want to get kicked out for taking anything but I need something that actually works.so I’m scared to try it and I really need to ASAP.plz help.any info on what to take is needed.I want to try it as soon as possible.ive had these issues since I was 3 yrs old and now at almost 49 have suffered greatly.these pain pills are horrible amd making my bladder condition (I.C) worse so if this stuff works without getting me kicked out of my Drs then I can actually talk to them and then possibly go off the pain meds completely.does it cause weight gain?

The important thing is that you have to be SUPER careful when selecting CBD oils. Since the cannabis industry is not FDA-regulated, there have been dozens and dozens of companies trying to get away with selling very low quality (and even potentially toxic), “snake oils” that have been extracted using harsh chemical solvents like butane and hexane. Make sure you stay away from cheap products like these, as they could damage your health.

The hemp used to make this CBD oil is extracted from a special variety of sustainably raised, organic hemp that is specifically bred to contain naturally high concentrations of CBD, while still containing all of the natural cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other compounds of the original plant. The resulting oil then is strictly tested for purity and is free from pesticides and heavy metals.
Receptra offers their products in two separate lines. One is the Active Lifestyle range, which provides lower concentrations for daily use, and another is Health and Wellness, which is for far more intense use. It is incredibly difficult for me to manage my back pain with a low concentration of CBD usually, so, I went with the 3000 mg concentration available in their Health and Wellness line.    
You can pretty much consider inflammation to be the freaking bane of our modern, fast-paced, industrialized lifestyles. Of the ten leading causes of mortality in the United States, chronic, low-level inflammation contributes to the pathogenesis of at least seven, specifically heart disease, cancer, chronic lower respiratory disease, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and nephritis.

NatureCBD has ashwaganda.. In terms of dosage it's ALWAYS recommended to consult healthcare professional before taking any supplements, including NatureCBD; as everybody responds differently to CBD. Depending on your tolerance of the product, 2-4 capsules 30-60 min before bed should be helpful; recommended upper limit per 24-hour period is 5 capsules


sharon wiese, If your 1000 mg bottle of CBD is 30 ml size, then there are about 1.3 mg CBD per drop. (25-30 drops per ml). Taking 6 drops per day, you are only getting 8 mg CBD per day. That is probably not enough to see results. I take a 30 mg gelcap per day as a maintenance dose. My friend was on 3400 mg gabapentin per day for nerve pain associated with shingles. She was able to ween off the gbp, but is using 150 mg of CBD per day. You shouldn’t start that high. Just keep increasing until you see results. Hope this helps.
Hi Gail, CBD is very subjective. What can work for one may not work for another. Also it depends what you are trying to treat, your general health and genetics. What’s your medical condition. For anxiety and stress 300mg and higher tend to be effective, for pain a higher mg may be required. Maybe you can give the community here some more information. One last thing. CBD isn’t a miracle pill and for some people it simply doesn’t work.
Cannabinoid agonists produce many effects beyond those mediated directly on receptors, including anti-inflammatory effects and interactions with various other neurotransmitter systems (previously reviewed (Russo 2006a). Briefly stated, THC effects in serotonergic systems are widespread, including its ability to decrease 5-hydroxytryptamine (5-HT) release from platelets (Volfe et al 1985), increase its cerebral production and decrease synaptosomal uptake (Spadone 1991). THC may affect many mechanisms of the trigeminovascular system in migraine (Akerman et al 2003; Akerman et al 2004; Akerman et al 2007; Russo 1998; Russo 2001). Dopaminergic blocking actions of THC (Müller-Vahl et al 1999) may also contribute to analgesic benefits.

Before testing the Bota Hemp CBD oil, we unanimously decided to take a one-week break from all CBD products. So, when we approached this oil after going through the not-so-pleasant period, we started seeing an improvement. Slowly but surely, the back pain started to disappear, making it easier to relax after a full day of being on the run. Plus, Bota Hemp turned out to work extremely well for migraines, which is a good indicator of the oil’s potency.
Cannabidiol, a non-euphoriant phytocannabinoid common in certain strains, shares neuroprotective effects with THC, inhibits glutamate neurotoxicity, and displays antioxidant activity greater than ascorbic acid (vitamin C) or tocopherol (vitamin E) (Hampson et al 1998). While THC has no activity at vanilloid receptors, CBD, like AEA, is a TRPV1 agonist that inhibits fatty acid amidohydrolase (FAAH), AEA’s hydrolytic enzyme, and also weakly inhibits AEA reuptake (Bisogno et al 2001). These activities reinforce the conception of CBD as an endocannabinoid modulator, the first clinically available (Russo and Guy 2006). CBD additionally affects THC function by inhibiting first pass hepatic metabolism to the possibly more psychoactive 11-hydroxy-THC, prolonging its half-life, and reducing associated intoxication, panic, anxiety and tachycardia (Russo and Guy 2006). Additionally, CBD is able to inhibit tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α) in its own right in a rodent model of rheumatoid arthritis (Malfait et al 2000). At a time when great concern is accruing in relation to NSAIDs in relation to COX-1 inhibition (gastrointestinal ulcers and bleeding) and COX-2 inhibition (myocardial infarction and cerebrovascular accidents), CBD, like THC, inhibits neither enzyme at pharmacologically relevant doses (Stott et al 2005a). A new explanation of inflammatory and analgesic effects of CBD has recently come to light with the discovery that it is able to promote signaling of the adenosine receptor A2A by inhibiting the adenosine transporter (Carrier et al 2006).
I have a question that I am desperately hoping someone can help me with. I am 36, single mom and have been physically disabled from a car wreck. I have almost double digits worth of herniated discs, 2 that were completely blown out (so I have 3 vertebrae sitting on top of each other grinding away), degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, terrible, and I mean TERRIBLE, muscle spasms and need a right hip replacement. With the new FDA “guidelines” on narcotic/opiate medication I will now receive only approximately 1/3 of my pain medication and NO spasm medication. I did not have a “life” before this change, I merely “existed”. Now I am afraid I am not even existing. I can’t walk (even with a cane or walker, I am still a fall risk), can’t control painful spasms and am not going to be able to take care of my son. I get drug tested every month at Pain Management and was wondering if anyone found a product that does NOT contain THC or with such a small amount that does not show in a drug test (I’ve never failed one, because I don’t do drugs – except the ones prescribed to me, and don’t plan on failing one), I can not afford to be “fired” as a Pain Management patient. I am in desperate need of something though. I would appreciate any input, opinions or testimonials. Thank you in advance, I appreciate it.
"It's important to know that the research in this area is in its infancy, partly because we haven't really understood much about CBD until relatively recently," said Marcel Bonn-Miller, an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He pointed out that the classification of marijuana as a Schedule 1 drug by the DEA makes it difficult to get material to use in laboratory studies. Schedule 1 drugs have a high potential for abuse, according to the DEA, and are illegal under federal law.
Dr. Ethan Russo, medical director at Phytecs, a biotechnology company spearheading research into plant- based medicines and the endocannabinoid system, took issue with Titus’s claim, however. “Bioaccumulators can recruit heavy metals from the soil,” Russo said, “but breaking them down would be alchemy.” Government regulation of the pharmaceutical industry is designed to protect consumers from unfounded scientific claims.
Used an entire bottle of something called “Red Mountain Botanicals,” absolutely nothing. I was taking up to 45 mg at a time. Bought a bottle of the 600 mg CBD Pure and within the first two doses I was noticing a considerable difference. Obviously not as strong as my prescriptions but for milder days I could easily see it being able to replace my meds, which would be amazing
I have taken CBD oil in the past, and am also a medical cannabis patient; however I have had some very bad interactions that I thought you might be able to help troubleshoot. I suffer from migraine, lower back pain, digestive issues and insomnia. Initially I saw great results in all aspects of my health when I began taking CBD and shortly thereafter augmented this with vaporized medical cannabis.
Muscle relaxant: People who live active lifestyles may occasionally (or frequently) experience sore muscles. Exercising those muscles is actually one of the best ways to relieve pain, but sometimes the pain is so intense that exercising is not a realistic option. You can use hemp CBD oil to find some relief from this pain to help you stay active so you can achieve your fitness and wellness goals.
Among the company’s many offerings is Real Scientific Hemp Oil, which it sells through its subsidiary HempMedsPx, also based in Poway. On its web site, HempMedsPx describes how its hemp “is grown in northern European microclimates, without the use of any pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers.” The company promises that it “continuously scrutinizes and improves the processes to meet all regulations and exceeds quality standards.”
Secondly, when looking for the best CBD oil for pain, quality ingredients are key. When shopping around, opt for brands that publish third-party laboratory testing results to ensure that what is being marketed is actually what is in the bottle. Checking for lab results can also help you avoid accidentally consuming THC, which is the primary psychoactive in the cannabis plant.

I can’t find info on how well CBD has worked for Osteoartritis, only the Rheumatoid Arthritis. When listing arthritis under pain relief, please be more specific. I have not gotten any relief from the 1000mg tincture by Select and a Synergy Relief balm for my OA wrist pain. Maybe I should try a full spectrum product, or maybe OA pain doesn’t respond to these products…?
Hi Ben, fantastic article. The information and research you shared is the best I’ve found. I’m already a firm believer and user of CBD. Today I got my blood test results back from the VA, for the first time in 23 years my cholesterol, LDL and HDL are all normal. This is attributed to the daily intake of CBD and Flax oil. I factually know this because two years ago my VA doc expressed concern and wanted to put me on High Cholesterol meds and hypertension classes to help. At that time I started daily intake of CDB along with Flax oil and daily vitamins. And today I’m blown away with my lab results. And this is coming from someone who’s high cholesterol is hereditary. My parents, grandparents and even sibling. No matter how much exercise and good healthy vegetarian lifestyles would ever bring it down. Viola… all normal thanks to CBD, Flax oil and daily vitamins. I can’t exercise much because I’m a service connected disabled Vet with a bad back, along with PTSD. The local dispensaries do not carry your product. My question is how can disabled vets get your product and do you offer veterans any kind of price breaks? I’m already sold on the product, I’m just curious if their are any possible discounts offered. We have a really good program here in Santa Cruz CA for vets, free MM…but its not CBD, it’s flower and THC strains to help with our pain management and PTSD. Enough of my blabbing, just wanted to say thank you, share my good news, and see if any assistance can be offered. Thank you tremendously.
Despite that, he’s not particularly in favor of legalizing cannabis for recreational use. He doesn’t think anyone should go to jail for possessing it, but he insists that marijuana is “not an innocuous substance”—especially for young people. He cites studies showing that the prolonged use of high-THC strains of marijuana can change the way the developing brain grows. He notes that in some people cannabis can provoke serious and debilitating anxiety attacks. And he points to studies that suggest cannabis may trigger the onset of schizophrenia among those who have a genetic predisposition to the disease.

Stephanie Kahn, who with her husband, Jeffrey, runs the Takoma Wellness Center, a medical marijuana dispensary in Northwest Washington, says that about half of her 1,200 patients use CBD-rich products. Her dispensary offers several strains of high-CBD cannabis as well as CBD oil, with different ratios of CBD and THC, each of which she recommends for particular conditions. “We get questions about it every day,” she says. “A lot of our patients get relief with this, and a lot of times this works better than pharmaceutical drugs.”


“I don’t think we have that many good drugs for pain, and we know that CBD has fewer side effects than opioids or even nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, which can cause bleeding and cardiovascular problems,” he says. “If I have an elderly patient with arthritis and a little bit of CBD can make their knees feel better, I’d prefer they take that than some other drugs.”
First things first, what even is CBD anyway? Well, in the simplest terms, CBD is a phytochemical, which basically just means it’s an active compound found in a plant, specifically that of the cannabis sativa plant. According to Dr. Gabrielle Francis, a naturopathic doctor, CBD actually comes from a few different plants and natural substances, and it's even produced by the human body.
Then one day in 1963 a young organic chemist in Israel named Raphael Mechoulam, working at the Weizmann Institute of Science outside Tel Aviv, decided to peer into the plant’s chemical composition. It struck him as odd that even though morphine had been teased from opium in 1805 and cocaine from coca leaves in 1855, scientists had no idea what the principal psychoactive ingredient was in marijuana. “It was just a plant,” says Mechoulam, now 84. “It was a mess, a mélange of unidentified compounds.”

My question is specifically regarding CBD interactions with the endocannabinoid or limbic system and a mention made in your post regarding homeostasis. In April of this year I got a tube of "high CBD" oil which was foul tasting and made me gag. It did not sit well and my digestion went off. The company said that there was nothing wrong but by the end of the month I was in trouble. I stopped taking CBD and basically had an emotional breakdown. I went to a therapist to find out how and why I had basically lost homeostasis – precisely how I summarized my condition.


Most importantly, CBD is non-intoxicating, meaning that it won’t take you high – unlike THC, its psychoactive ‘brother’.  In addition to being a trusted source of pain relief, CBD has been proven by numerous studies to promote anti-anxiety effects and induce what the users commonly refer to as “tranquility and full alertness”. Finally, cannabidiol does not interact with the brain’s reward area, so in other words, it’s non-addictive.

On the other hand, marijuana-derived CBD and anything else derived from a cannabis plant was still classified by the DEA as a Schedule I drug (defined as a drug with "no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse") until October 2018. In 2016, the DEA stated that all extracts containing more than one cannabinoid would remain classified as Schedule I. However, the approval of Epidiolex had an influence in changing this, and prescription CBD drugs with a THC content of below 0.1% have now been reclassified as Schedule 5, the lowest rating.
I have spinal stenosis along with 2 herniated disk and 2 deterioated disk, I have been in pain for almost a year, the Dr, have tried everything, morophine, dyladid,lyrica, gabapentin etc etc and even injection nothing helps, today I purchased CBD from a reputable seller,she recommended 2 drops 3 times a day,its 1000mgs, isnt that alot for a new user? Iam really hoping this will help Iam at my witts end with this pain. Iam now weaning off of gabapentin,I hope this works
VerifiedCBD has been in the business since 2014, shipping their CBD goods worldwide. Proudly made in Florida, their CBD oil is considered one of the best Cannabidiol-infused products for pain. Plus, the company is very open about their activity. Although they don’t share much information on their official website, the staff will be happy to answer all your questions once you send them a message.

BUYER BEWARE!! DO NOT purchase from Optimal Choice! Ordered a bottle and received 1 week after. Found it didn’t work for me and cancelled, was charged $1.95 cancellation fee. But! because I didn’t cancel within the 2 week period from DAY OF PURCHASE I was charged $79.99 for another bottle that I will not be getting, and they will not give me a refund. So essentially, I had 1 week to see if it worked! Now, some people might not see results for 2 weeks to 30 days, so if you don’t see results, don’t expect a refund because you won’t get it. Very deceitful company! Stay away!!

To get an idea of the benefits of CBD, just take a look at video of CBD oil helping with a form of childhood epilepsy called Dravet syndrome. The first use of CBD for Dravet’s syndrome was given to a patient who was having 300 seizures a week. I first talked about this video last year Is Weed Healthy? The Controversial Truth About The Science Of Marijuana…


It’s also one of the strongest and most concentrated CBD products on the market today. With a grain-of-rice-sized recommended serving taken orally twice a day, its potent punch acts quickly—in just ten to fifteen minutes—to provide powerful relief. Furthermore, it offers terrific value for your money, boasting more CBD per dollar than many other CBD products.
Charlotte’s Web Hemp Plus contains a moderate 25 milligrams of CBD per milliliter serving. But, that’s not all. This product is made with broad-spectrum hemp oil, meaning that it contains not only CBD but also includes synergistic phytochemicals found naturally in the hemp plant. As it turns out, the presence of these supplementary phytonutrients may actually enhance the beneficial effects of CBD.
So far, multiple studies indicate that cannabis might be an effective way to treat headaches and migraines[8]. More research is needed into the specific benefits of CBD, but its anti-inflammatory properties are promising. Also, CBD’s ability to address stress and sleep problems – two common migraine triggers – suggest that it may be able to reduce migraine frequency by treating the root cause along with the pain itself.
James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he started looking at natural remedies as an alternative to the prescription patches and pills his doctor recommended. After experimenting with homemade rubs infused with plant compounds—stuff like arnica and turmeric—he eventually stumbled onto topical cannabidiol (CBD) rubs.
Tinctures are very popular and for a good reason. They offer a unique opportunity for the people making them add other robust ingredients, such as coconut oil, terpenes, spearmint, and other natural herbs and essential oils. These additions help mask the pungent taste of natural hemp. The flavor of tinctures is typically more well-received than pure hemp oil concentrates.

Managing sleep is an important part of treatment for most chronic pain conditions. Unfortunately, sleep disorders are frequently associated with chronic pain. That said, research supports the use of CBD for treating insomnia, REM sleep behavior disorder, PTSD-related nightmares, and sleep apnea[6]. Cannabidiol can also help people sleep for longer periods of time and increase REM sleep[7].


Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) – CBD reduced the overexpression of iNOS in response to colitis. iNOS overexpression is well correlated with disease activity with colitis, and inhibitors of iNOS lead to improvement in experimental models of IBD. iNOS results in high-output production of NO, which results in oxidative damage to the intestine via reactive oxygen species (ROS).
While CBD is found in both hemp and marijuana, which both stem from the cannabis sativa plant, Francis tells Elite Daily that CBD from hemp has “more phytonutrients and phytochemicals that promote health and well-being.” It won’t get you high or cause any other psychoactive effects on the brain, Brittany Carbone, a certified nutrition coach, personal trainer, and founder of TONIC, adds, but it can, she says, “fight inflammation, regulate immune function, decrease anxiety,” and much more.
When formulating a CBD regimen for a specific disease or illness (like chronic or neurological pain), it’s important to understand that CBD should be used regularly for maximum relief. Meaning it should be used as a preventative first – it can also be used to manage acute flare ups, but the preventative maintenance is most important! Think about it like any other dietary supplement, you want to establish a baseline concentration in your system.
Inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) – CBD reduced the overexpression of iNOS in response to colitis. iNOS overexpression is well correlated with disease activity with colitis, and inhibitors of iNOS lead to improvement in experimental models of IBD. iNOS results in high-output production of NO, which results in oxidative damage to the intestine via reactive oxygen species (ROS).
All of this makes CBD remarkably difficult for even the most dedicated health care providers to manage safely. Dr. Kelly Knupp, an associate professor of pediatrics and neurology at the University of Colorado, and the director of the Dravet Syndrome program at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said families of epileptic children have tried to bring CBD oils to the hospital for testing. “They’re just concerned that they don’t know exactly who’s growing [the hemp],” Knupp said. “They know it’s not being regulated.” But because CBD is a Schedule I controlled substance, high-tech, regulated laboratories, like those at the University of Colorado, can’t accept, store, or test CBD oils, lest they risk prosecution. “There is no such lab that can take that product,” Knupp said, which leaves any testing up to the unregulated testing centers that cater to the cannabis industry.
CBD isolate will not show up on any drug test because it’s not made from the whole plant; traces of THC are within the legal limit & individual states are now passing laws to protect employees who are medical marijuana patients. It’s changing constantly & many states have patient advocacy groups that help new patients navigate the big learning curve.

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