5 Hemp Oil Benefits For Health & Wellness

I was happy to see this article on Mark’s Daily Apple.  Mark has a way of laying things out in a way that is easy to follow and he doesn’t get too far off the beaten path to where most readers get lost.

I have been learning a lot about CBD/Hemp Oil products.  My research has led me to a company called CTFO.  One of the main reasons I landed on CTFO was the quality of their products.  The FDA does not regulate CBD/Hemp products today, so you have to be careful about what you are getting.  One of the most important things to look for is the absorption rate.  What good is the product you are buying if the absorption by your body is low.  CTFO has a patented 10X Pure CBD Oil product that dramatically increases the absorption rate, which will only provide your body with more of the healthy benefits outlined in the article below.

Link to Article: Mark’s Daily Apple – 5 Hemp Oil Benefits

CBD And How It Works In Our Bodies

The human body has what is called an endocannabinoid system inside our brains and nervous systems. According to Wikipedia, “The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a biological system composed of endocannabinoids, which are endogenous lipid-based retrograde neurotransmitters that bind to cannabinoid receptors, and cannabinoid receptor proteins that are expressed throughout the mammalian central nervous system (including the brain) and peripheral nervous system. The endocannabinoid system is involved in regulating a variety of physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, pregnancy during pre- and post-natal development, appetite, pain-sensation, mood, and memory, and in mediating the pharmacological effects of cannabis.”

That’s quite a mouthful of technical and medical jargon, isn’t it? Here’s what it means in plain English: your body and central nervous system are actually designed to work with cannabinoids. Because of that, hemp is a true wonder of nature. No, we probably don’t need the THC found in marijuana (although it may have some health benefits), but we do need the benefits of the many cannabinoids found in hemp, especially CBD!

While CTFO refrains from making any medical claims for CBD oil, there is a large body of medical and scientific research extolling the many benefits of this natural product. Some people are reporting relief and help for a wide variety of health issues. We say, it’s good for you! Try it and see if it helps with a problem you’re having. If it does, great. Tell your family and friends about it. We choose to let our CBD oil speak for itself. Our oils are of the highest purity and are independently tested for potency by an outside laboratory. We are even bold enough to post those lab results right on our website!

CTFO offers full spectrum oil (CBD plus all the other cannabinoids found in hemp, but with less than 0.2% THC (which means it is effectively THC free!). The full spectrum oil is taken orally under the tongue and comes in 300, 500, 750 and 1500 mg CBD strengths. We also have CBD isolate oil (completely free of all other cannabinoids other than CBD) in strengths of 500 and 1500 mg. These may be preferred by those who are required to take a drug test for employment. Please note that some drug tests do look for more than just THC, so CTFO cannot guarantee you will pass a drug test if using these products, including the Isolate products.

CBD oil is the hottest thing to hit the nutritional market in decades. According to Cannabis research firm Brightfield Group, the CBD market will be a $5.7 billion market by next year, and a $22 billion market by 2022. So not only is CBD good for your health… it’s good for your WEALTH!!

To learn more about CTFO and the more than 70 CBD based products they have to offer, CLICK HERE to go to the website.

* This blog post was taken from the CTFO business resource center

Targeting Inflammation with CBD

It is certainly clear that our most pervasive chronic conditions share a common feature in terms of their underlying cause. Whether we are talking about coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, or even Alzheimer’s disease, what current medical literature reveals is the powerful role that inflammation plays in these and other common conditions.

Ultimately, the main issue with higher levels of inflammation that manifests as damage to tissue is the fact that when inflammation has been turned on, it increases the production of damaging free radicals, a situation we call oxidative stress. When oxidative stress is running rampant, damage occurs to our proteins, and fat, and even our DNA.

Over the years there has been extensive research looking at how increasing the availability of antioxidants might help to protect our bodies against these damaging free radicals. But recognizing that the upstream instigator of this problem, to a significant degree, is inflammation, allows us to redirect our targeting in order to protect our body’s tissues.

I have written extensively about how reducing dietary sugar and carbohydrates, while at the same time increasing dietary consumption of good fats along with dietary fiber, goes a long way towards reducing inflammation. Emerging research now demonstrates that cannabidiol (CBD) has significant potential in terms of limiting inflammation and downstream effects in terms of free radicals as well.

In research published in Free Radical Biology and Medicine, scientists at the University of Mississippi medical center described not only the complexities and challenges posed by trying to specifically target oxidative stress in a variety of disease states, but also the potential benefits of using CBD to accomplish this goal.

Unlike THC, the chemical in marijuana responsible for the “high,” CBD is a non-psychotropic derivative of the plant. It was first isolated 1940 and ultimately chemically characterized in 1963. Recently, research has demonstrated that CBD has wide ranging activity in terms of reducing inflammation and the damaging effects of free radicals. Specifically, CBD modulates the function of the immune system. Research would indicate that overall, the effects of this modulation seem to be quite positive.

CBD, for example, has been demonstrated to be specifically effective in dealing with various types of pain. This activity is also thought to represent a manifestation of CBD working as an anti-inflammatory much as over the counter anti-inflammatory medications are used for typical aches and pains.

Further, many of the health-related issues associated with obesity are a consequence of increased inflammation. CBD is being explored extensively in relation to obesity in hopes of reducing some of these important health consequences.

In the conclusion of the research publication, the authors stated:

Inflammation and oxidative stress are intimately involved in the genesis of many human diseases. Unraveling that relationship therapeutically has proven challenging, in part because inflammation and oxidative stress “feed off” each other. However, CBD would seem to be a promising starting point for further drug development given its anti-oxidant (although relatively modest) and anti-inflammatory actions on immune cells…

The research in terms of medical application of CBD is expanding dramatically, and with good reason. As a natural, plant derived anti-inflammatory, CBD joins other familiar players in this arena like turmeric which is derived from curcumin, as well as ginger and many others.

Moving forward, you can be certain that CBD research will continue to expand, and likely validate it’s efficacy across a wide spectrum of health issues. As always, I’ll keep you up-to-date on the latest science here.

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Link to article: https://www.drperlmutter.com/targeting-inflammation-with-cbd/