It was a great day yesterday when a fellow CBD store owner from NY stopped into CBD Store AZ. Sharing and swapping stories with Mark and Jeannie of CBD Source NY were really a joy. I want to share something today that Mark shared with me about the CBD Living Water we both carry in our CBD stores.
Simply give your pet some of the CBD Living Water daily and he/she receives all the benefits of CBD instantaneously and 100% bioavailable! So simple, I never thought of this! I thought this was ingenious, because my cat, Putin is very finicky, turning up his nose a literally everything I present, except his daily dry food. Thank you so much Mark!
My favorite top 10 benefits of CBD and why you should be using it as part of your daily routine, from acting as an anti-inflammatory and stress reducer to a cure for sleep disorders and overall relaxation. We have found many other reliefs and we hope you'll explore CBD’s benefits and to see if it feels right for you.
1). Reduces chronic pain and inflammation – One of the most widely known uses for CBD is for reducing inflammation and soothing chronic pain. CBD achieves this by working with the “endocannabinoid system,” which controls pain and inflammation within the body. Diseases such as arthritis benefit greatly from CBDs pain-reducing effects, as the CBD tickles those exact brain receptors that deal with these chronic pain symptoms, helping ease and elevate the body.
2). Big time for me is stress reduction and anxiety disorder. (PTSD, panic disorder, social anxiety, OCD and general anxiety disorder). – Everyone from public speakers to those who struggle with anxiety disorders can benefit from CBD. Studies have also found that CBD has even reduced anxiety caused by the use of THC. Now all cannabis users have a way to rid the mind of any surprise THC-induced anxiety attacks.
3). Inhibits the spread and growth of cancer cells – The same way the cannabinoids in marijuana target certain brain receptors to alleviate inflammation and pain, CBD also inspires the body to produce “pharmacological effects” in the immune system and the central nervous system. These cannabinoids have been found to act in this way to inhibit cancer cell growth, in addition to shrinking tumors and elevate cancer-related side effects.
4). Sleep aid – Stress and anxiety can manifest themselves in many ways within your body and one easy-to-spot symptom is insomnia. Insomnia or the inability to conduct regular day-to-day functions without anxiety can be results of PTSD events in your life. Research suggests that taking CBD before bed improves sleep in people with insomnia, alleviating anxiety before bed.
5). May help relieve Multiple Sclerosis symptoms – A combination of CBD and THC has been proven effective and well tolerated in the treatment of muscle tightness, pain, sleep disturbances, and loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence) in people with multiple sclerosis.
6). May help protect from “neurodegenerative diseases,” like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease – CBD possesses an antioxidant activity greater than vitamin C or vitamin E, which assists in protecting brain cells from “beta-amyloid” toxicity, making it a potential therapy in Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Also, due to CBD’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, make it a promising tool to treat and prolong survival in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) patients.
7). May treat skin diseases like Psoriasis – Again, because of its great anti-inflammatory properties, CBD has been shown to greatly reduce the growth of skin cells, which plays a vital role in the treatment and spreading of psoriasis.
8). Helps clear acne – According to the Journal of Clinical Investigation, “CBD decreases lipid synthesis and proliferation of human sebaceous glands and has an anti-inflammatory effect on sebaceous glands, thus having a potential as a therapeutic agent for the treatment of acne vulgaris.”
9). Relieves nausea – THC has been a long-loved cure for nausea, especially when associated with cancer treatment. Now CBD can offer the same benefits while increasing appetite without the psychoactive high. CBD oil can also greatly reduce certain food sensitivities if that is a struggle as well.
10). May help in quitting smoking – Research suggests that inhaling CBD daily may help reduce the number of cigarettes smoked by about 40%, without increasing craving for nicotine.
CBD patient should discuss its use with a qualified healthcare practitioner before use.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not approved CBD for the treatment of any condition, so it may be difficult to know whether a product contains a safe or effective level of CBD or whether the product has the properties and contents stated on its packaging and marketing.
Secreted in the same glands that produce cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes are aromatic oils that color cannabis varieties with distinctive flavors like citrus, berry, mint, and pine.
Not unlike other strong-smelling plants and flowers, the development of terpenes in cannabis began for adaptive purposes: to repel predators and lure pollinators. There are many factors that influence a plant’s development of terpenes, including climate, weather, age and maturation, fertilizers, soil type, and even the time of day.
Over 100 different terpenes have been identified in the cannabis plant, and every strain tends toward a unique terpene type and composition. In other words, a strain like Cheese and its descendants will likely have a discernible cheese-like smell, and Blueberry offspring often inherit the smell of berries.
The diverse palate of cannabis flavors is impressive enough, but arguably the most fascinating characteristic of terpenes is their ability to interact synergistically with other compounds in the plant, like cannabinoids. In the past few decades, most cannabis varieties have been bred to contain high levels of THC, and as a result, other cannabinoids like CBD have fallen to just trace amounts. This has led many to believe that terpenes play a key role in differentiating the effects of various cannabis strains.
Each individual terpene is associated with unique effects. Some promote relaxation and stress-relief, while others promote focus and acuity. Linalool, for example, is believed to be relaxing whereas limonene elevates mood.
The effect profile of any given terpene may change in the presence of other compounds in a phenomenon known as the entourage effect. More research is needed to understand each terpene’s effect when used in harmony with others.
Their differences can be subtle, but terpenes can add great depth to the horticultural art and connoisseurship of cannabis. Most importantly, terpenes may offer additional medical value as they mediate our body’s interaction with therapeutic cannabinoids.
Many cannabis analysis labs now test terpene content, so you may have a better idea of what effects a strain might produce. With their unlimited combinations of synergistic effects, terpenes will certainly open up new scientific and medical terrains for cannabis research.
Stop by the CBD Store AZ and take a whiff of our cannabis derived terpenes and see if you experience sensations as described.