Month: January 2020

Canabis Oil

I’m going to have a great interview coming up with a man named Roy and he is from the American herbal farm, a copier. I’m going to be asking him questions about quality control in the cannabis space. And I think you all will enjoy this interview because the American herbal pharma copier, they produce these things called monographs, which are these very concise, concentrated booklets that deal with one botanical. For instance, you can have one for acne, Shia, one for cannabis, one for maybe ginseng, one for any herbal that you would take. And they release. They’re very informative, concentrated little packets. You can find it on their website.

But the reason why I think he’s going to be very interesting is because he is in California and California also obviously being a state that has had cannabis available to its residents for a much longer time period than other states in the United States.

And they’ve used, I believe, some of their regulation on things like pesticides and quality control, like mold and toxins and all that stuff. They’ve gotten some of their I’m talking about California’s governing agencies for this stuff. They’ve gotten some of that information from the American Herbal, a copy, I think, or vise versa. Some of them, they’ve worked together. So I think it’ll be just a good conversation. So watch out for that soon. That’ll be coming up and moving on. I just wanted to talk about today something interesting that some of you might not have ever thought of. And it’s going to be a little bit less CBD focused, but just about cannabis in general. So one thing that I thought of today was I wanted to share two unique things. About cannabis that maybe people haven’t thought of the one. It’s not too unique, actually. One would be just I mentioned this before. I’m going to save the unique one for for last. I’ll share the the less unique one first. But, you know, I always just I like to do these podcasts from time to time in a very informal way and just kind of share my thoughts with you.

Maybe you enjoy that. Maybe you don’t let me know. But this one I’m just saying one thing about cannabis that I really think is incredible is its effect on someone’s appetite. This has always been, for me, one of the most exciting aspects of cannabis.

It’s not really unique to CBD. It’s far more of a THC thing. And what is CBD?

This is because of how THC interacts with our CB one receptor, which is part of our endo cannabinoid system. And that receptor has a lot to do with our hunger, our appetite.

And I think this is just amazing for. The fact that you have people who use cannabis that might have something else going on.

In their life, that makes them not be able to eat, whether it’s chemotherapy or something in their life, that for some reason is ruining their appetite. This can be one of the worst experiences someone can have when you can’t eat something and especially when you’re sick or you’re immunocompromised for whatever reason and you can’t eat. This is just anybody listening if you ever experienced this. It’s very, very just it’s a terrible experience. I don’t wish it on anybody. It’s because you’re you in your mind.

You know, that you need to eat to be healthy. You need to eat and you need nutrition. But you can’t. So it’s like this dueling forces inside of you and you can’t because you’re either nauseous or you. Ah, just have no appetite, your appetite is gone. And what’s amazing about cannabis, what I’ve always thought was amazing is that it has this dual effect where it helps people manage nausea. It decreases nausea and it increases appetite. It’s almost a God given plant. I think in that sense, because it has this effect where it’s a two punch, where it’s eliminating nausea and it’s increasing appetite, allowing the person to get food down now because they’re hungry and because they are. They’re they’re not just hungry, but they’re nauseous, has gone down so they can hold the food down so that their body can process it. And this is amazing because also if they enjoy the effects of you see if it does, relax them. Now, not everybody is going to enjoy the effect because THC affects different people differently if they’re not really used to it. They might may take some some time. For them to enjoy it, you know, it’s it’s one of those things where it’s kind of like an acquired taste for some people, they might not like it right away, but then they get more into it as their body starts to absorb it better or they just build up a tolerance for it. But I think this is just one of the best parts of it in that not only can it help someone eat, but it can also relax them and give them a better sense of well-being. And I’ve heard miraculous stories of people who are dealing with an illness, whether it’s cancer or some other debilitating disease or anything. Really, it doesn’t have to be cancer. It can be AIDS. It could be any kind of just very serious condition that they’re dealing with. It could even be just an injury. But. The cannabis oil relaxes them and it could be CBD, too. Doesn’t have to be just THC. Some people prefer CBD. I’m just talking about cannabis in general today.

So not just CBD as I normally do, but, you know, it relaxes them. It gets rid of their nausea and it increases their appetite. It’s it’s almost too good to be true. And it has this divine. Attribute, I think, to it almost not to really get into. I’m not really talking about religion here. I just mean, it almost has this kind of objective reason for being in a sense that it was put on the earth to be used by humans for thousands of years for these purposes to to improve our lives. And in much the same way as we use other plants like apples and kale or whatever plants that we use to improve our lives. Cannabis has this amazing quality of just helping someone who’s sick feel better through eating and through nausea relief. And I just wanted to share that time and time again. I consider what kind of content to share with all of you. And that’s today. I just wanted to share that is one of my favorite things about cannabis. And make sure you leave a comment below. That’s something you’ve experienced yourself. And if it’s helped you and it’s cool because you don’t need a lot, you know, you don’t need to overdo it in the same way as like a lot of people like to have a glass of wine after work. You know, a small amount of cannabis after work or it’s not something that it has to be, you know, abused is what I’m saying. It’s certainly able to be used responsibly and dosed very, very carefully with. Even, I think much easier than alcohol because you can you can dose it very, very precisely if you’re using extracts, especially moving on.

CBD oil: Uses, health benefits, and risks

And that was let’s see, in 18 of the 84 samples, there was some THC present. And other cannabinoids as well, they tested for cannabidiol CBD, a CVG and CBN. But looking for the exact results on how many had THC, CTG was detected up to six point forty three milligram per Molitor in 18 of the 84 samples that were tested. So about a quarter of them had some THC detected. So, I mean, it is a plant oil. So it doesn’t surprise me that there’s all these variations, but it’s really important legally. Of course, for it to have no more than point three percent THC for it to be a CBD hemp oil now. These were all supposed to be CBD oil UK. If they were ordering them off line, they should have been from hemp. And they you know, hemp can come in hot. And that’s why the testing happens. So it can come up over, you know. You’re not going to grow a perfect plant every time. There’s always going to be the same amount of THC. So it doesn’t surprise me that this happened. And the thing where this really is important, though, is the drug tests when people are concerned about a drug test. This is why and they want to use CBD hemp oil and they’re thinking that it might be OK. This is why I tell them generally to stay away from it, because if you get a product, let’s say, and you don’t really do your homework and make sure that product is has no THC in it or is extremely low in THC, you could have a hot product like one of the ones they tested and it can make you feel your drug test. And I’ve had people write to me and say that that has happened to them.

So that is a huge, huge deal. Brandon, over at Healthy Hemp Oil, he has a good article about how I’ll link to that article. I thought. I always thought it was a great article. He he actually goes through the numbers and actually figures out, even if you were using a CBD oil for pain with some THC in it, how much you would have to use to trip the drug test based off the sensitivity of a standard urine analysis for THC. He goes into the details there very well. So you can check that out. Also, check out his website, Healthy Hemp Oil So you can if you want to go that route, you can. But I would say it’s much better to just play it safe and either use a CBD isolate, which is just would just be pure CBD or a product made with a CBD isolate or you really just have to know the company you’re buying from. And really make sure that it’s completely THC free product. And, you know, it’s you’re still might be taking some risk. I mean, there I have read on both sides of this that some people think CBD can convert to teach seeing the body. The last I read that, that this isn’t possible, but then it seems to be a point of argument. So there’s some different arguments on both sides and I’m doing more research on that this week. So I would say to just really, if you are concerned with drug tests, you really need to just if that’s a concern for you because of your job or whatever you’re doing in life. I would just play it safe if you can, and completely avoid any product where there’s any reason to be concerned or that could raise a red flag if something about it.

You’re not sure if it has THC or not. You just need to be careful. CBD Islip would probably be your best bet because that’s kind of the most surefire way to know that you’re just taking in a purified CBD product. But even that you need to check that there’s no on the lab report, that there’s no teach CNN. So this is a bit longer than I usually go with these podcast episodes. I try to keep them kind of short like the videos. But this one is I think this article, this data just came out, but I think it’s gonna get pretty popular. So there was an article about it in time and I’ll link to the Time article as well. It’s a pretty quick summary of the details. But the main takeaway here is that, well, number one, the onus and the responsibility to make sure that you’re getting a good product is really on the consumer in the space right now, because it is not there’s no mommy or daddy kind of watching after to see that all the products are kind of. There’s no, you know, main regulatory agency, which is I don’t think that that’s a reason. I don’t think there is there has to be. I think the main point is that the products have to be tested under certain standards. And those standards have been established, obviously, like the main things to test for. Or being Cabinet content? TURPIN Content. Presence of pesticides, molds and heavy metals and a few other things, of course, that can be tested for those. But those are the main big things that need to be known, of course. You have to make sure that it’s not a hot product in terms of how much THC is in there and all the other things I mentioned as well.

So you think, again, the main takeaway, though, is that. There are some discrepancies still. It’s a new industry, I think this is gonna get better and better as time goes on. And this will be less of a problem in the future, you know. And that percentage of that are labeled correctly is going to be much higher than 30 percent in the future. But the point of is, I think find if you go to find a good brand, if you’re a brand and listening to this, you have to make sure you crossed, you know, just do everything you have to do to release a product that has accurate labeling. I encourage people to try to always find the most recent lab report that you can. If it’s not on the site, just reach out to the company. They’ll just e-mail it to you. If there’s a phone number, you can give them a call. But most companies I’ve never had an issue getting this usually is it’s not a problem. You just have to talk to them and be polite and just ask for it either with an email or a phone call. But I’ve I’ve never really had a problem getting lab results. I’ve had a few issues where not everything is on there that I wanted. Kind of like this one, actually, again. They didn’t test for anything. You know, if I was doing this study and I had the funding to do it, I would have tested for absolutely everything I could have with this. So the point is, I think this is a great wakeup call, you know, to just get more even more aware and more conscious of what is a good CBD product, how to properly use it in different kinds of circumstances, for example, if you have to take drug tests.

How do you know what products to avoid? And also just yet, since this product is being used for kids or for people that might be cannabis na├»ve, meaning they don’t use any THC or marijuana or anything. If it was had too much THC in it and they took a big dose for pain of their CBD oil, you know, if they were used to taking big doses, that could be a problem too, because it could cause a psychoactive effect or or an anxiety effect if they weren’t expecting it. So I think, again, the takeaway is that labs are important. Try to get the most recent labs and try to match them, if you can, with a batch number or just a recent date and just communicate with your with your companies. You know, these companies. Like I said, I never really had an issue with this.

How to Start CBD Oil Business

In this blog we’re going to be discussing a new research letter that just came out called Labeling Accuracy of Cannabidiol Extracts Sold Online. This is a really important podcast because while just the topic is really important because what they did here was they. Well, I’ll just read you what they actually did. It’ll give you a better idea of what we’re gonna be talking about. So this is their method of Internet searches with the keywords CBD cannabidiol oil tincture vape were performed between September 12th, 2016 and October 15th, 2016 to identify CBD products available for online retail purchase that included CBD content on packaging products were identical formulation as in products with identical formulation as another product under the same brand were excluded. And that’s not important. But they tested a total of 84 products from 31 different brands. So again, that’s 84 products from 31 different brands. And what they did was they tested them for cannabinoid content, mainly THC and CBD. This same group did a study before actually that I’ll link to for you where they tested not CBD vape oil products sold online, but cannabis products that were sold in dispensaries in California, Washington, and I believe just California, two cities in California and Washington state. And they found some inaccuracy there. So they did this checkup again the following year to test CBD products bought online. So their concern was mainly with CBD and THC, since those are the therapeutic main therapeutic cannabinoids. I wish they would have done one where they also checked. The other things that those labs that I’ve. I stress that labs are important to check for, mainly the pesticides, that there’s no pesticides or high amounts of pesticides in there, any metals or molds.

Those are the big three other than cannabinoids and herpes that are usually tested for and that I stress the importance of testing of CBD products in general for those reasons. I suspect they’ll do that in the future. But let’s get to the fun part with the results and then we’ll discuss those results a little bit. I have some notes here on how I want to organize this podcast, since it’s a little less free form than my usual topics because I wanted to really get this one out clearly. So again, what they did here was they ordered a bunch of CBD online and then they tested it using high performance liquid chromatography in. They tested for the CBD and THC content and here is what they came out with. So they found that the most inaccuracy was with vape products and almost 21 21 mislabeled vape products. So almost 90 percent of the vape products were mislabeled. As far as their CBD content or. Let’s see. Yep. Yeah, that was in regard to their CBD content. So the vape products were very off in terms of that. Now in terms of how off they were. Almost half of the CBD products were under labeled. So they had less CBD in them than what was on the label. About 30 percent I’d say. Let’s see. Yeah. It was about 30 percent. See if it was a little under, though. Just want to make sure you got that right. Yep. 30 percent were labeled correctly of all the products. So 30 percent of 84 products, I believe that’s 26 products of 84 were labeled accurately. So that’s not horrible obviously. But it would be better if it was at 100 percent and the rest were labeled were over label.

They contain more CBD than what was on the label. Now, in terms of THC and what before I talk about the THC, what’s a little confusing? As the day mentioned, they did three products. They tested three different kinds of CBD vape juice UK products from these 31 brands. The three products were, like I said, the vape liquid. They just called it vaporization liquid, a tincture, an oil. The way they seem to distinguish the oil into the tincture is that actually they accurately called the tincture ones that were suspended in alcohol and the oils ones that were suspended in. Some kind of plant pays to it like coconut oil or M.C. Tea will some. I guess that’s how they they distinguish him. So they said that the most accurate product, though, was the oil, which is good. So that’s what most people are using. So those are your CBD oils in unless they mean a concentrate, which I don’t think though. I don’t think that’s what they mean. So you’re CBD oil is just your standard CBD liquid that comes into a plant based. I set up a plant, fatty plant, oil base. So like coconut oil, olive oil. Charlotte’s Web perfect example comes in. All of oil or hemp seed oil is used a lot. Bluebird botanicals. They put it just I’m just giving you examples here, just the ones you might be familiar with. But that was the three kinds of products they tested oils, tinctures, which are kind of interchangeable words, but they they made a distinction between them and vaporization liquid. So the oils were the most accurate and the vape was the most mislabeled. Overall, the most mislabeling was with less CBD than what was on the label. So that is something noteworthy and interesting.

And all this really I’m just sharing this with you to just stress the importance of, you know, I love the CBD whole space, not just the consumers, but the companies that are involved. So I hope everybody that’s listening to this just, you know, we have to do a good job at being as careful as we can to show that even though this industry might be unregulated, as it’s called it, we can still be careful in what we’re doing and have lab results that are accurate to what’s on the labels as best as you can. Of course they do. And they they allowed for a margin of error here. So it’s not like, you know, you have to be completely on the on the T perfect. But being under labeled or over labeled is definitely not a good thing when you think of things like dosing, of course, and things like that with THC. Of course, if it’s under label, that could get someone stoned or high when they don’t want to or have some kind of panic attack reaction. That’s that’s really bad. With a little less of a concern, CBD, as would be mentioned here under labeling, is less concerning. I’m quoting them now, under labeling is less concerning. A CBD appears to neither have abuse liability nor serious adverse consequences at high doses. However, the THC content observed may be sufficient to produce intoxication or impairment, especially among children, not just among children. I’ll add is that if someone is really sensitive to the TTC and there’s it’s hot, which means there’s higher than what it’s supposed to have THC, that could be a problem for them. So that that is important. What they found was with pertaining to THC, the highest they found was six point four, three milligrams per milliliter, which is pretty high.

7 Benefits and Uses of CBD Oil (Plus Side Effects)

They proposed CBD as a treatment for heroin craving and relapse prevention. Given the benign nature of this drug, we should be doing this today. I’m sure trying to get studies gone along those lines. And we are back in class. The dean, the CBT professor from CBT school dot com. Your school to learn all about canopy dial. The clip you just heard was from a talk given by Ethan Russo, which I found projects CBD, which is a great site. I will link to below for you in the description. But I started off with that clip because he’s talking about CBD for addiction and that’s going to be the topic of our second podcast here at the CBD school. So I wanted to talk about CBD for addiction (hemp oil is not the same), because although addiction is a complex topic and there’s a lot of reasons why someone might have an addiction or be struggling with addiction. There has been some evidence that CBD can be helpful for people as well as cannabis in general. And we have evidence from a variety of different sources, including some studies that we have, although I think we need more on humans, but we do have some mixed studies between animal and human studies on CBD for addiction. And then we anecdotally know that for a long time now, cannabis has been used to treat addiction and it still is for some people. Cannabis has been a lifesaver in acting as a replacement for a more harmful drug. They were using and we’re addicted to. Of course, that’s complicated because you don’t want to replace one addiction with another one, even though that other one might be far more benign than the original. Either way, the point is that CBD has a compound is not very addictive and has shown itself to be also of course not intoxicating, but as a possible tool for people who have an addiction and are struggling with that addiction.

As I said, cannabis has been used historically, but in more recent years we’ve seen CBD specifically be useful for addiction for a number of reasons. The first one is that CBD oil benefits is helpful for people for anxiety, and if that anxiety is what’s possibly triggering their addiction, then using something like CBD, if it works for them for their anxiety, could be very effective for them. Other interesting facts that we’ve seen is what Rousseau was actually talking about in this talk. You should check it out. But it was found that people that had brain damage from some kind of event in their life, be it a stroke or a car accident, obviously not a good thing. But people that had had brain damage to a certain part of their brain and that had altered the activity of that section of their brain were able to overnight basically quit their addictions without any issues. And this led scientists to believe that there’s a part of. Well, there are parts of the brain that are especially significant for addiction. Russo then talks about another paper where a high dose of CBD affected that exact same part of the brain. And this could be the evidence for CBD role in addiction, for stopping addiction. The other thing we have is that we like I said, we do have a number of mixed animal trials on different drugs like cocaine and heroin. And then we have some human trials on CBD for stopping cigaret smoking. So nicotine addiction or cigaret addiction, as well as some research on its help with withdrawal or cessation of marijuana usage. The cigaret study is pretty cool. It’s very interesting. It’s got a group of people who were cigaret smokers at the time and half of them were given placebo inhalers and the other half were given inhalers with CBP.

It turned out that the group with the CBD inhalers had less cravings and smoked less cigarets than the placebo group. I’m pretty sure had less cravings. They definitely smoked less cigarets. I don’t know. I don’t know if they asked or if they if they necessarily had those cravings. And that is important because that’s what drives the perpetuation of an addiction anyway. I think what all these little pieces of evidence show us the anti anxiety, the effect on brain activity and the limited evidence we have from animal and human trials. They do show us that there’s a strong potential. Could be helpful for someone with an addiction. I don’t think it would necessarily be helpful for any addiction. Since addiction is complex, as I started off with, and it can be caused by a variety of factors, but depending on what they are, CBT could be potentially a very important compound in the battle against addiction. In the coming years, it’s also not just the CBD, interestingly enough, but in another study it was shown that beta carry offline in an inhaler was able to help control cigaret addiction as well. It was thought that it was because of the irritation on the throat, mimicking the same irritation that cigaret smokers get and become addicted to. But it’s in Russo’s opinion. It could also be because it’s a Turpin that is having its own effect, and it’s the Turpin that’s commonly found in cannabis. Peter Carey offline as we’ve talked about that before. So a lot of interesting stuff. I’ll link to these studies below so you can check these out. I highly recommend you watch his talk where I learned a good amount of this stuff from because he breaks it down rather nicely. They’re all linked to that.

And check out that review article because that gives you a group of these studies and events that we do have for CBT for addiction. And of course, we can’t forget that anecdotally cannabis as a whole. That’s not just CBD, that’s cannabinoids and capital it found in the cannabis that was being used. But we know anecdotally that cannabis is helpful for calming people who are struggling with an addiction and for acting as a replacement for whatever they were addicted to. And of course, in a lot of cases, probably in most, the cannabis is much safer to the person’s health than the thing that they’re replacing. There is a problem there. And of course, if you get an addiction to cannabis, that is problematic. But addiction to cannabis is far less of an issue and far less detrimental generally than addiction to harmful substances like heroin and cocaine. The last thing I’ll say is that I think there’s a major benefit in if CBD can be used to manage pain and have people less reliant on painkillers and opiate painkillers specifically and less chance of being addicted to those things. And I think anti anxiety meds too. I mean, those are addictive. If someone can control their anxiety with CBD before they even have a chance of becoming addicted to something just by virtue of the fact that they were taking it every day, it was prescribed to them and it seemed like the right thing to do. But then of course, one thing leads to another an addiction can start from that. CBD could possibly be a strong enough replacement to treat the symptoms that were being treated with a more addictive medication. I think it has an enormous potential there to improve the lives of many people and prevent addictions and problematic things like that from happening.

CBD Dosage – How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?

He speaks very highly of CBD effect on anxiety. So CBD oil for PTSD again, is an extension of CBD potential as an anti anxiety agent. It I think has a lot of potential to be used as an anti anxiety agent by people who don’t want to use prescription anti-depressants like SSRI eyes that are traditionally used for PTSD. I think some people do very well with those, but then others do not. And I think CBD might be it’s possible could be an alternative for those people. Other things I want to mention is that for some people, it might not only be CBD, but actually THC that would be either more effective or perhaps necessary to put in the mix. I think if you ask people if you ask different people who have PTSD and are using some form of cannabis, whether it’s CBD, THC or both. I think they would you would get different answers where some people would say they don’t want any of that psychoactive experience from the THC, so they stick to CBD. But others, I think would be adamant in saying that the THC and the a mild perhaps psychoactive experience actually helps sort of put those memories that they’re dealing with into place. Like kind of like putting them in the right shelf is the best way I would describe it. And that’s from personal experience. I think if cannabis is effective for somebody for treating anxiety, one of the things it can do is kind of put things into their place and maybe double down the tension a bit. Of course, it’s not necessarily the I would never say it’s the only solution. I think the point of using something like CBD or canabis oil for anxiety in my personal experience would be is that it’s it’s like a tool.

So it wouldn’t be just the solution. You still have to work on whatever thoughts are either causing the problems in your life or I think that are true. Whatever is triggering anxiety I think still needs to be dealt with. But if cannabis or CBD in particular can be used as a tool, that’s that’s very effective and it can be very promising for people dealing with PTSD. So make sure you check out the research. Bill, I will link to that in the description so that you can in the show notes as well so that you can get those. I post these on YouTube and on iTunes as well as SoundCloud so you can pick where you get it from. I’d like to hear from any of you that have used either CBD oil for, well, any form of cannabis, either CBD or THC products for PTSD or if you know someone that has or just for anxiety in general. Again, I get most excited about CBD oil and its application for anxiety because I see this number one, it’s a huge problem right now in the United States and in the world in general. I think where it seems anxiety is on the rise for people or at least they’re being more vocal about it. And some people, I think, are going to probably do well with. Prescription traditional medications. And then some people are going to do really poorly. And they’re looking for other solutions. And or just are more comfortable with something that comes from a plant. And that really comes down to a personal preference at that point, as well as what is the best tool for that person to live a better life. Furthermore, I think it’s interesting that it’s not just a tool, but there’s actually evidence connecting the endo cannabinoid system with PTSD and with aversive memories in general that we actually have this old old system in our body that may have evolved in a certain way.

When it’s functioning properly to keep us in a healthy mental state, I think that’s fascinating. And that’s what the research is pointing to. Unfortunately, it’s still early. Of course, this is not FDA approved. You know, you don’t have anybody prescribing cannabis oil really for PTSD yet. But I think in the future that is very likely to change. And in the meantime, of course, people are using it. By just buying it over the counter. So I’d love to hear your thoughts of any of you on CBD oil for PTSD or anxiety in general. Please do check out the links below. This was a very general overview of the whole thing. You can dove a lot deeper and get into the details of the Ando cannabinoids that are actually responsible for this and are involved with this. Those are your body’s own cannabinoids as well as how THC CBD interact with them and and cause different kinds of effects in the endo cannabinoid system. You can also read just there’s a ton of content online just from people. I think some a lot of the strongest content comes from people just posting their stories on how it helped them and what it did for them. That’s some of the strongest content because. Although it has a con that it’s not a controlled scientific study, the benefit is that it’s usually when someone’s just expressing it, it’s very unbiased and they’re just expressing their experience. So that can be very powerful data in its own right. Specifically anecdotally, so do some Googling. If this is of interest to you, I know I’m going to be covering this in much more depth in the future. This really made me want to cover this in every detail and every direction. So expect more content, videos, blog posts, podcasts about CBD and its potential for using for anxiety and PTSD.

How To Use CBD Oil

I had a viewer recently request this topic CBD for PTSD and I started doing a little more research into it. And there’s actually a very good amount of data on CBD for PTSD as well as just cannabis in general for PTSD. That includes THC, of course, and medical marijuana. There’s a lot more data on this comparatively to other conditions that people use cannabis for. This would be up there with much, very well demonstrated applications. Excuse me. This is up there with in terms of how much data we have. This is up there. I think it’s pretty close to applications for cannabis, like for nausea and for appetite where we have a lot of data.

A lot of human data. And it’s very well demonstrated anyway. CBD oil for PTSD, just to give you the overhead view, here is its micro application of the overall general application of CBD oil for anxiety. So one of the areas where CBD really seems to shine and this is confirmed from animal studies, it’s confirmed from anecdotal evidence and it’s also confirmed by human clinical trials, especially one really interesting one that I’m gonna get to in this one in this podcast. But and I’ll always, of course, link to all these studies below. Shout out to projects CBD for having such a good collection. That was really useful for my research. Thank you to Martin over our project CPD for always staying up to date on all this stuff. But like I was saying, CBD will for PTSD is a micro application of using CBD for anxiety because with PTSD what is often the case and I’m I I don’t know if I’ve ever experienced it. I think I have, but I can’t say for sure because I can’t self-diagnosis myself for something like this. But I think I understand it pretty well, is that it’s a it’s an it’s an anxiety response to a it’s a overexaggerated fear and anxiety response either to a past memory or triggered by something related to a past event. And that’s very general. So it could be anything. Obviously, war soldiers dealing with PTSD, that’s probably the most well-known example. But of course, things like violence, sexual abuse, these are all causes for PTSD and there’s plenty of others as well. So PTSD, just like anxiety or pretty general, I think, descriptions of conditions that people have for all kinds of different reasons. But I’m not a psychiatrist, so I can’t go into the utmost of detail on that.

I think most of us to understand what it is and what happens to people in that it is a terrible condition that can actually obviously be fatal. So with CBD and how it might be able to help people with PTSD and how people with PTSD are using it is to calm their anxiety to promote a more relaxed state of mind. And then it actually goes deeper, though, because with the endo cannabinoid system, there is evidence and study going on on how how the NDA cannabinoid system is related to. Memories and more specifically, the extinction. So the destruction or the death of fear based memories. Memories that are inducing a fear and there is a good bit of evidence that the I think the famous saying was by. It was an Italian researcher that a long time ago said that the purpose of the endo cannabinoid system could be put this way. It’s what makes us forget. He’ll protect. I’m forgetting one of the other ones. I’ll find the quote and put it in in the description box below. Because I don’t want to get it wrong here. But basically what this what this guy was saying, I think he was from Italy. He was a researcher of CBD heat. I think he still works in the field, but that our endo cannabinoid system actually plays a role in all these important aspects of our lives. Things like forgetting memories that are no longer useful or detrimental, things like remembering to eat or of things like promoting us to eat these natural important processes in the body. And of course, it’s it’s much more complex than I’m making it out here. In this podcast. But as I said, I try to keep these simple and gives you an overhead view and then you can go dove into the deeper into the research if you’d like.

And speaking of some of the research I looked at, there was one case study in particular that was very interesting. It was using a CBD hemp oil with a CBD vape because what you have to realize when you dove into these studies, you’re going to encounter different forms of CBD being used sometimes at the CBD, hemp oil like it was in this one. Sometimes it is a CBD, cannabis, marijuana, oil, like an epic dialects or it can be. Sometimes it’s an isolate where there was just pure CBD used. Sometimes it is CVD CBD study where they used to CBD mixed with THC like in the form of Saddleback of. So you have to really the devil is in the details as usual. You have to look at what they were using. But this case study, I recommend you really look into it. I’ll post it at the top of the other studies. It was a case study of a of a young girl. I think she was eleven who had strong symptoms of PTSD from past events in her life. And CBD was used to help with anxiety during the day. As well as sleep at night. And it was successful in this case study. Now, of course, this is just one case study. So we’re still at that stage where every single study ends with we need more data. We need more research on this and that this is a good sign that we need more research. That’s how a lot of these and I’ve mentioned that before. But just to point to even more evidence. I had an interview with Dr. Blair, who works with CBD, with his patients. You can find that interview. I’ll make sure to link you to that. But I asked him, I think, what was the top three reasons or top three best applications he’s seen with CBD in his practice and PTSD was one of them.

Scroll to top