CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a compound in the cannabis (aka marijuana) plant—and it’s a recently buzzy ingredient in the health and wellness sphere. First things first: we’re not talking about that kind of buzz—CBD by itself won’t get you high. But it does hold promise as a medicinal powerhouse... albeit one with caveats and confusion. Here's some background and clarification from two CBD experts. The background on the buzz Cannabis contains more than 120 chemical compound
In the next three years, CBD sales are expected to reach a whopping $1 billion! People all over the United States are loving CBD. But, at the same time, there are lots of people who are still on the fence or are unsure of how CBD-infused products can benefit them. If you’re in the latter group, keep reading. We’re breaking down everything you need to know the various ways that CBD benefits your mental and physical health. What is CBD? Before we get into the various CBD benefi
Medical marijuana has been used for centuries to treat depression and other medical conditions. More than 400 years ago, cannabis was used to treat depression in India and has since been studied and analyzed to determine the medical benefits and disadvantages for patients. Today, many states across America have legalized the use of medical marijuana, but usage still remains illegal under U.S. federal law. When taking a close look at medical studies and results of medical mari
The endocannabinoid system produces something we call endocannabinoids – our inner cannabis. These endocannabinoids are released to regulate the above processes whenever things get out of controls. Then, those endocannabinoids tap to two different kinds of receptors: CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB2 receptors are mostly associated with THC, the intoxicating agent in cannabis, and the interaction between these two explains why we get high. CB1 receptor, on the other hand, interacts
In 2017, a poll revealed that 52% of Americans over the age of 18 have tried cannabis at some point in their lives. Cannabis’ cannabinoids are a group of compounds that react with the body’s receptors and produce mental and physical effects. Although cannabis contains as many as 113 different cannabinoids, or even more, THC and Cannabidiol (CBD) are some of the most widely-studied. CBD has recently taken center stage within research, as scientists are attempting to learn its
The way cannabis interacts with the immune system is strange. Here are the pros and cons of the effects worth knowing about. Cannabis is a powerful herb that has a wide variety of effects on the body. Many of the plant’s most profound effects happen in the immune system. The active components in the plant, called cannabinoids, are immune-modulators. This means that they tap into the immune system and alter its effects. But, does cannabis weaken or strengthen immune function?
Diabetic skin ulcers, injury, and bacterial infections disease
There are various types of bacterial skin infections, from light to severe and can be a life treathening as well.
Especially, diabetic patients who suffer a foot or leg injury, it takes a long time to heal.
Sometimes they won’t heal at all; the wound just gets bigger and deeper. An infection makes it worse and can cause amputation or death. Why diabetic patients’ wounds don’t heal properly.
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WOUNDS AND INJURIESCannabis has been used to treat topical wounds such as cuts and burns for millennia. Now, modern research is investigating the science behind cannabis’ ability to treat topical injuries, and is discovering exactly how vast a role the endocannabinoid system plays in the maintenance of healthy skin and wound healing. Cannabis and wound healing in history The endocannabinoid system is fundamentally involved in wound healing The historical medical texts of vari
Just a week before my friends and I were set to start our senior year of high school, we were gathering at a restaurant for a birthday dinner. I was just about to walk into the restaurant when I realised something strange—I couldn’t hear anything. I could see peoples’ mouths moving, but couldn’t decipher what they were saying. And then I woke up on the concrete, a worried crowd gathered around me. “You had a seizure,” my friend said gently as I blinked my eyes, trying to proc
Because of this plant compound’s numerous health benefits, it continues to sweep the nation, despite the politics behind getting this natural medicine to ill people. Cannabis has been stigmatized for decades, but scientists and society cannot deny that the plant’s active ingredients, known as Cannabinoids, provide a natural remedy to a host of health issues. While CBD, extracted from the cannabis plant, is structurally similar to THC, part of the allure is that it won’t get y