CBD for Sleep, 5 Life-Changing Benefits of CBD

Over ⅓ of Americans get less than 7 hours of sleep a night. Lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on health and overall wellness.  You’ve probably experienced poor sleep at some point and couldn’t wait for the morning hours to arrive. If you haven’t tried CBD isolate powder for sleep, you will be more

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Weekly Research Review: 9/17/21

Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series Authors: Shannon Scott, MD, Nicole Lewis, ND, Heather Lee, PA-C, Shannon Hughes, PhD. Who Was It? Seventy-two adult patients who presented to a psychiatry outpatient clinic with primary concerns of anxiety (65.3%) or poor sleep (34.7%). These psychiatric patients had been diagnosed by a mental health

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Weekly Fringe Medicine: 09/17/21

Just Breathe Take a breath.  Go ahead.  Did you do it? I hope so.  If you’re like most of us when asked to “take a breath” you likely inhaled. But why?  According to ancient Chinese text the symbol for breath actually places exhalation in front of inhalation! Now, take a breath again, this time focusing

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Weekly Research Review: 9/10/21

Case Report: Cannabidiol as a Treatment for Mental Health Outcomes Among Health Care Workers During the Coronavirus Disease Pandemic Authors: Alline C. Campos, RPh, PhD, Antonio Waldo Zuardi, MD, PhD, José Alexandre S. Crippa, MD, PhD Citation: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology • Volume 41, Number 3, May/June 2021 Who Was It? Adult “second-line” healthcare workers

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The CBD Story Part 1: CBD and the Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

“How a single molecule [CBD] can show such a wide range of therapeutic potential with a favorable safety profile is a mystery that is far from being solved.”1 These words are from a recent scientific journal article, and they convey well why, these days, CBD is being touted as a cure-all for everything from anxiety

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The CBD Story Part 2: Effects of CBD in the Body

In The CBD Story – Part 1, we explored what CBD is, CBD and the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and how ECS dysfunction can negatively impact health. We saw how CBD is an important modulator of the ECS that might help to restore balance when the ECS is disrupted by things like stress and poor diet.

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The CBD Story Part 3: Forms, Pharmacokinetics, and Safety

In Part 1, we explored what CBD is, the relationship between CBD and the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and how ECS dysfunction can negatively impact health. We saw how CBD is an important modulator of the ECS, and how that might help to restore balance when the ECS is disrupted by things like stress and poor

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How to Read a Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Synopsis A COA (Certificate of Analysis) tells you about the composition, quality, and safety of a product A COA should be provided by a third party that is independent of the vendor A COA should include information things that you want in your product, including cannabinoids and terpenes A COA should include information about things

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CBD 101

Who hasn’t heard of CBD oil? While it’s clear that many have experienced health benefits and positive outcomes from utilizing CBD products, the world of CBD can be a confusing one, full of conflicting information and opinions. Even in practice, it took me years to embrace CBD products for my patients, until I had the

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A Retrospective on the History of Cannabis

“Don’t believe everything you read on the internet.” – Abraham Lincoln When our society hears the word “cannabis,” it very likely triggers a lot of visceral responses; assuming most people know what you are referring to when you say it. It is more likely that they are familiar with the term “marijuana.” The history of

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