So what can we say about Cannabidiol (CBD)?
#CBD has been touted for a wide variety of health issues, and yet, our voices are to remain silent out of fear from FDA reprisals. While our CBD business flourish in the shadows, and our 'medicines' remain hidden from those who can benefit from their abilities, we look towards freshman year "Creative Writing" classes to boast about what our formulations can help with, dare we mention #cure?
Lets begin by looking at the facts:
There is strong scientific evidence linking #cannabinoids to not only treating but effectively treating some of the cruelest #childhoodepilepsysyndromes, such as #Dravetsyndrome and #LennoxGastautsyndrome (LGS), which typically does not respond to pharmaceutical antiseizure medications.
In numerous studies, CBD was able to reduce the number of seizures in children suffering from these afflictions, and in some cases it was able to stop them altogether. Videos of the effects of CBD on these children and their seizures are readily available on the Internet for viewing, and they are quite striking.
CBD is commonly rumored to address #anxiety and #PanicAttacks, its supposedly been used for patients who suffer from insomnia, and some studies suggest that CBD may help with both falling asleep and staying asleep - at least that is what I have heard.
Delving deeper into the cultish world of #CBD enthusiasts, it's become apparent that in some circles, CBD has been used as a herbal option for treating different types of chronic pain.
A study from the European Journal of Pain showed, using an animal model, CBD applied on the skin could help lower pain and inflammation due to arthritis. Another study demonstrated the mechanism by which CBD inhibits inflammatory and neuropathic pain, two of the most difficult types of chronic pain to treat. More study in humans is needed in this area to substantiate the claims of CBD proponents about pain control.
The bottom line on cannabidiol (CBD)
Some CBD manufacturers have come under government scrutiny for wild, indefensible claims, such that CBD is a cure-all for cancer, which it is not. We need more research but CBD may be prove to be an option for managing anxiety, insomnia, and chronic pain.
Without sufficient high-quality evidence in human studies we can’t pinpoint effective doses, and if you have ever studied western medicine you are familiar with the term sola dosis facit venenum (the dose makes the poison) and its never been more prevalent than in today's world of online marketing and retail. So what is a dosage? Well, thats for you alone to find out. Do you need 5,000mg of CBD as some online retailers would lead you to believe? Probably not, in truth, our Endocannabinoid System is essentially a system of locks within our bodies, and for those locks, there is a finite number of keys. In our modern world of Extra-Strength everything, we often assume the more the better, not the case with cannabinoids.
What I will say is, Know the dose that makes your medicine! In an unregulated marketplace (and yes the industrial cannabis market is still very much the wild west), anyone with a few extra dollars can buy a piece of equipment and start making cannabis oil for products. I will not speak poorly about any particular group, but I will speak highly of what we [Full-Spectrum Origins, Ltd.] have accomplished. At FS-Origins, we have created clean and simple extracts made from CO2 Extracts, extracts that are never touched by harmful solvents like butane, ethanol, propane, n-heptane or n-hexane. Why you might ask? Well, we like to think we are creating medicines, so we created our processes with the customer's quality of life in mind. Whenever you purchase a product from FS-Origins, you have the peace of mind in knowing that we extract cannabinoids using scientific method, not aggressive solvents, and because of that, you are purchasing boutique oils that are formulated into 100% natural products.