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What Exactly is the Cannabinoid Entourage Effect?

CBD/101:   The entourage effect describes the phenomenon where the 400+ compounds in cannabis work in concert to have a synergistic effect on the body. In other words, it is the sum of its parts that make cannabis so effective.  For example, 100mg of isolated CBD may be substantially less effective at alleviating symptoms than 100mg of a whole-plant or full spectrum, cannabis extract.  Vitamin C may be a good analogy. Many vitamin C supplements are presented in the form of ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is just one of the many compounds that comprise the whole vitamin C. In order to be most effective, vitamin C must also exist alongside rutin, Factor K, Factor J, Factor P, Tyrosinase, and Ascorbigen. In...

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The CBD Craze and What You Need to Know

With the seemingly sudden rise in popularity of a variety of CBD products, many people have been left confused by the information (or lack thereof) that they’ve come across! I know you guys have probably heard me mention CBD oil (in fact I highlighted it as part of my recovery kit), so I wanted to take a minute or two to lay out some information for you in a quick Q and A format! 1. What is CBD? CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a cannabinoid, a compound found in cannabis plants. 2. What about THC, isn’t that also a cannabinoid? Yes, THC is a cannabinoid, but it is a completely separate compound from CBD. THC is short for tetrahydrocannabinol. 3....

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CBD should be the new Daily Vitamin.

Why should CBD be in your daily routine?The world today is being plagued by preventable diseases. The rate of heart disease, autoimmune, diabetes, and cancer is on a meteoric rise. This rise is highly due to unhealthy conditions that we create in our lifestyles. We all know this. But do we ever change? Nope. Doing away with all the bad habits is just not in most of our vocabulary and doesn’t come easy for the rest of us. So, if we are not going to change the act, we must find some way to counter-act. Right?!But to do this properly, you must understand what is happening to the body when these bad habits or lifestyle choices are making us sick...

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How Can CBD Help with Anxiety?

Benefits of CBD: Anxiety Reduction                 Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the many photocannabinoids found in the hemp plant and has been shown to help with many aspects of health and wellbeing. For decades CBD has had a lot of recognition for its vast positive effects on the nervous system. The most common alignments it has been shown to help is epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and nerve pain. In recent research it has been shown to help aid in the reduction of anxiety and help the user find a state of calm.          Anxiety is a general blanket term that covers a whole gamut of feelings from everyday worries and fears...

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