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CBD Oil Vs. Gummies

CBD is everywhere today…..

You can’t scroll through social media, watch the evening news or go to the local gas station without seeing CBD! It is changing laws, creating revenue, helping medical conditions, and changing lives. CBD is offered in a variety of forms from direct plant or flower to gummies and edibles. You may receive different benefits with different forms available of CBD, but either way, you will benefit.

Oil Vs. Gummies

Over any form of CBD available full spectrum CBD oil is recommended for best, quickest and most cost-effective results. While you still receive the benefits of gummies and there are pros to taking them, we will discuss in a minute, taking a few drops of CBD sublingually allows the beneficial compounds to be absorbed into the bloodstream without having to go through the digestive process if you eat a gummy. The benefits will still occur, just at a slower rate and with the digestive process, some components may be lost.

Not only is CBD more readily available for the body to take advantage of and use in oil form, but it also allows you to get the most for your money. You only need a few drops of CBD, everyone is different but once you find your right amount you won’t be taking any extra and can maximize your servings.

Gummies do carry a few positives over the oil. For starters, they taste much better than the oil to most people. I say most people because I actually like the oil, the taste does not bother me at all. It is also more convenient for children if they are taking CBD than the oil, again for taste, but either way an easier way to get them to take it! Gummies are also more convenient than oil to bring on the go, and if you take CBD for pain then you may keep some in your purse.

It really does not matter how you take your CBD, as long as you take it! Oil or gummies it’s up to you! Try CBD today!

CBD & Brain Injury

Every year 10 million people suffer from traumatic brain injury/head injuries which leads to death or hospitalization worldwide. But most head injuries are considered mild and no treatment is ever given.

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Those who survive a brain injury are faced with medical bills and declining health through their remaining life. This is caused by the events that occur within the brain from hours to months after the initial injury. These changes in cells are known as secondary events associated with TBI. Currently, there are no known medications that help with the effects to these cells, and the only form of treatment at the time of injury is surgery, simply to relieve pressure on the brain.
Your body has an amazing system, still being studied and learned about today, called the endocannabinoid system that helps regulate homeostasis throughout the body. 2 specific receptors that have been identified and studied the most are CB1 and CB2 receptors. Your body already produces cannabinoids, so when you introduce a supplement like full spectrum CBD oil, it is able to work with your bodies natural system to relieve inflammation, pain and overall help your body maintain a healthy balance.
In clinical studies, CB1 and CB2 receptors are showing protective effects on neuro-degeneration and in reducing lesion size. Previously drugs that have been clinically tried have failed in this area, only showing short term results of lowered intracranial pressure at the time of injury. Cannabinoids are showing exciting results in post-trauma evaluations done in clinical studies. Check out a full research study article here. But aside from clinical studies are the results from real people around the world seeing benefits!
My own CBD journey began because of the promising benefits CBD had to offer for head injuries overall-regardless of the cause, a head injury is life altering and can cause effects for the rest of your life. Did you know the U.S. government has held a patent on cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectors since 2003? If this is your first time knowing this, you need to read the patent for yourself here. The amount of benefits that have already been medically proven with cannabinoids is amazing!
There are still many needed research studies and further investigation as to how much, when type, etc. However, anyone who has suffered a head injury should be on a daily supplement of a full spectrum CBD oil. There are no negative side effects, all you have to gain are benefits. CBD is like a vitamin for your brain, it protects neurological cells and systems, along with many other body systems. CBD truly is a supplement everyone should take.

 

When I say everyone, I mean everyone, our children included. Remember when I told you about my own CBD journey beginning because of the promising benefits for head injuries? My now 11-year-old son suffered a concussion playing football a year ago. It was one of the scariest moments of my life watching him lay unconscious on the field waiting for him to get up, because of course, these things happen, but never thought it would happen to him. The medical care that followed was nothing, simply monitor him and that is it. Being in the medical field myself, I understood why there were no scans ordered, he had no major symptoms at the time other than a headache so the desire not to expose him to radiation was more important. But the headaches continued and there was nothing to do other than give him Tylenol or Advil as needed.
Well, I know better than to give my child either of those for an extended period of time. He is only 11 so for the rest of his life he would put extra strain on his liver with these “safe” OTC solutions. Tylenol is the leading cause of liver failure in the United States.
Causes of Liver FailureSo I began doing research on natural options not only to help with his headaches but to help with the brain damage he suffered. The answer I found and solution that has been helping over the last year is CBD oil.
If you, your child or other family member has suffered a head injury and has found no options, or maybe even the opposite, over medicated with prescriptions, then share this information with them and I encourage you or them to try it!

A Natural Pain Relief Option

Chronic pain will take over life if you are not able to find a way to manage it or even better find a way to address the root cause of where the pain is coming from, and correct the problem. Pain is the body’s natural response to inflammation, injury, disease and a way that your body is telling you something is wrong.

Did you know that your body has an entire system that works to help regulate homeostasis? In 1992 the endocannabinoid system within the body was discovered. The endocannabinoid system is an internal body system that produces cannabinoids which interact with receptors in the brain and central nervous system. The system can help to regulate chronic inflammation and pain.

CBD Oil interacts with this body system and its receptors. These receptors are useful in helping the body to heal itself in situations of pain, epilepsy, diabetes, and multiple sclerosis to name a few. Because the receptors are found throughout your body and because your body is capable of amazing things when given the right environment, CBD helps with so many things!

CBD is derived from the hemp plant, and to be legally sold in all 50 states must have less than .03% THC. Unlike THC which cause a psychoactive effect that results in a high, CBD does not produce the effect but produces all the benefits of the hemp plant!

Hemp wasn’t always illegal, in fact, it was a big part of our country’s economy before 1932. You were even able to pay your taxes with hemp, and it was required for farmers to grow it. It was widely sold in drug stores and suggested for numerous health ailments.

If you suffer from chronic pain and haven’t been able to find a solution to help you get back to living your life before pain, then you need to try CBD oil and experience it for yourself! I suffered from chronic back pain for 16 years before I found CBD Biocare and the amazing healing properties of the oil!

CBD oil is a daily supplement that will do more than relieve your pain, it will improve your quality of life! Order by St.Patrick’s day and save! CBD is more valuable tha a leprechaun’s pot of gold!

Confusion with the FDA

We all know that CBD is a hot topic with many businesses both online and in store are emerging everywhere. I myself became a sales representative with a reputable company after my research and experience with CBD full spectrum hemp oil. I could not believe how little I actually knew about CBD and it’s benefits. What surprised me even more was the lack of education or public knowledge of the endocannabinoid system and how we are already producing cannabinoids ourselves!

It confuses me why the government still has cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug, but that’s a discussion for future reference. It confuses me that the FDA which regulates and publicly approves countless unsafe and dangerous products that result in death has become so hard on the way companies can promote CBD. The facts are there, the research is there, maybe not all within the United States and yes further research will continue, and the most important part it’s helping people. It’s improving quality of life, and that is the most important thing to me, for the consumer to understand this is a safe product that will improve your quality of life. It’s that simple.

But of course people want the evidence and to see the research, especially after being told that it’s a drug all thier lives. But as a sales representative the FDA has said I cannot make medical claims, ok I agree I am not a doctor. I cannot site medical research or share testimonies. So I rely on people doing thier own research, which doesn’t always happen unfortunately.

So please do your own research on anything you put into your body. Everything you do affects your health and quality of life. Look for those things to improve your quality of life, after all we only get one.

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Don’t poison yourself..

Is CBD safe?

Absolutely CBD that is pure, extracted properly and tested is safe. What is not safe is consuming a supplement that has not been tested and potentially has toxins and contaminates. The CBD industry is fairly new and a hot topic. A lot of companies are coming out and a lot are reputable and provide an amazing product that is changing lives. Unfortunately there are people who just want to make a quick buck and will cut corners at your expense!

CBD is an unregulated industry. The only standard that CBD manufactures are held to at this time, is that their oil must contain less than .3% THC to be legal. There is no additional testing that needs to be followed at this time. But if you are purchasing a CBD based product you NEED to make sure it is tested not only for cannabinoids but that it is pure and with no toxins. If a company does not test and will not disclose their testing results, do not consume their product! Below is an example of a certificate of analysis:

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There are companies out there who do not test because they use cheap extraction methods such as paint thinner. This poses a serious health risk and while it is a disgusting business practice it is best to be an educated consumer and protect yourself.

What Companies Test?

There is no shortage of companies that offer a quality CBD oil that has been tested. If you go on a company website you can most likely find a COA (certificate of analysis) if they test. The CBD products I use personally have a QR code on the label that allows you to scan and pull up the COA right on the spot.

If you are looking for a quality CBD oil that tests check out CBD BioCare. You can access testing both via website and QR code.

The Opioid Epidemic

Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts from weeks to years. It is caused by inflammation or dysfunctional nerves. 1 in 5 people suffer from moderate to severe chronic pain. The only medical treatment available for chronic pain is pain management which involves numerous pain medications which leads to multiple side effects. Addiction being the number one side effect of prescription medications. There is an entire generation of children being raised by their grandparents because of this epidemic. 1 in 5 deaths of young adults in 2016 was due to an overdose. IN 2016 42,249 people died from opioid overdoses in the United States. Want to learn more opioid facts check out Opioid Facts

The Answer (or part of it anyway)

There is an answer to the opioid crisis happening across America. There is an option for pain relief without seeking addictive medications, without trading your life for a moment without pain. CBD oil is a natural, 100% effective and fully safe option for chronic pain relief and therefore help fight back against the epidemic.

CBD offers an alternative to a prescription for pain relief. It uses CB2 receptors to help relieve inflammation and neurological deficiencies to relieve pain. There is no overdose possible with CBD as it does not act on the part of the brain that controls breathing and automatic organ function. CBD also has few drug interactions so can be safely taken with most medications, always consult your doctor before starting a new supplement.

With the CDC cracking down on the regulations for prescription medications patients are crying out because they no longer receive the medication that made them capable of functioning. Well here’s hope to being pain free and with out side effects of the pills. Learn more about CBD.

CBD Oil for Dogs

Does it work?

Yes. CBD can be very effective in treating a multitude of conditions in dogs. From calming for anxious dogs to pain and overall ease of aging. It can help to support the immune system and fight inflammation much like it can for us owners. Any animal with a backbone can benefit from the hemp plant. CBD, one of over 80 different cannabinoids found in the hemp plant, interacts with the endocannabinoid system which helps to regulate homeostasis. Here are some examples of what CBD can help with:

  • Chronic pain- cancer pain, hip pain, pain associated with aging
  • Dog’s who are anxious
  • Dogs with allergies
  • Arthritis
  • Epilepsy

What’s the difference in pet CBD?

Nothing but the labeling. If purchased from a trusted source, it is the exact same CBD we use. A label to indicate it is for pet use is the only difference.

How to use CBD oil for dogs.

CBD oil is very easy to give to your pet, simply add a few drops to his/her food or treat. If they like it enough you can give them their dose directly from the dropper. There are treats some companies make with CBD, completely up to you as the owner to use, but I recommend and use the oil directly for best results.

How much do I use?

The key thing to remember with CBD is that everyone/dog has a different body which needs a specific amount. The easiest and best way to figure out what amount you need is to start slow and add more drops as needed until your pup gets the desired results. It can take a few drops to a whole dropper. Starting slow and finding the right dose also helps for it to be most cost effective as you won’t be giving any extra oil that is not needed.

Do I need a prescription?

No! CBD is available online and able to ship to all 50 states, no prescription or vet needed.

CBD can be an amazing addition to your pets healthcare routine. It can help with so many things that every dog should have some!! It truely is a gift from God to help us all. Here is the CBD oil we use and trust for our family, pets included: CBD Oil