CBD: What you need to know

CBD: What you need to know

One of the hottest new items to come along in health care in a long time is CBD. It’s everywhere — in every form! Topical, pills, drops, vapes… it’s the magic pill everyone has been hoping and waiting for.

Well, is it that? Maybe. We are seeing many benefits in our clients and the feedback continues to roll in.

From our 3-year-old client who asks for it when she has anxiety from a complex medical condition to a harried mom whose anxiety calmed down within 20 minutes of taking a capsule here at our office to other clients who report better sleep and less pain, we are hearing good reports about the use of CBD.

So what exactly is CBD? The initials stand for “cannabinoids.” Cannabinoids are derived from the hemp plant, which is rich in CBD, contained in the flowers, seeds and even stalk fibers.

How is CBD different from marijuana?

The active ingredient in marijuana is the chemical THC, which is psychoactive. CBD is not psychoactive. The legal production and sale of hemp were signed into law by President Obama in 2014. We are grateful for access to this helpful compound!

You may be surprised to know that receptors for cannabinoid exist throughout the body: in the brain, digestive system, lymphatic system, etc. In fact, activation of the endocannabinoid system is essential to healthy living. The phytocannabinoids, or plant cannabinoids, interact directly with these cannabinoid receptors.

The endocannabinoid system is responsible for balancing the following areas:
• regulation of breath
• reducing inflammation
• improving a balanced immune response
• improving mood
• reducing pain
• normalizing gut motility
• protecting the brain
• balancing hormones
• regulating the sleep-wake cycle
• normalizing blood pressure
• healthy reproduction

Research supports the use of CBD in a variety of health challenges including pain and inflammation, glaucoma, mood disorders, heart disease, obesity, metabolic syndrome including insulin resistance, Parkinson’s, Huntington, Alzheimer’s, Tourette’s, MS, and others. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) modulating the endocannabinol system “may have therapeutic potential in almost all conditions affecting humans.”

We are, in fact, seeing this in the office. When clients have room for improvement with pain relief, insomnia, or neuropathy, among other things, we have been offering them this CBD product with good results. 

Which CBD product is best?

What sets our CBD apart from other products on the market? Our CBD is called Cannab – FS. The FS stands for full spectrum. This means that you’re not only getting the CBD fractions contained in hemp but also the other 40% of the plant’s activity, which includes the CBD, CBG, CB, CBDV, and others which have even more anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, bone-building, anti-anxiety actions than the CBD.

Monitoring is vital for purity.

Our Cannab-FS, a Designs for Health product, undergoes strict scrutiny from the farm to your cupboard. The hemp plants used by Designs for Health are 100% American farm grown under strict guidelines.  Once at the manufacturing facility the plants are evaluated for purity and chemical content.  

You can actually access proof of sourcing and a breakdown of the contents of your bottle of Cannab- FS by going to designsforhealth.com/help and check your bottle by lot number. You will find certificates of analysis conducted by a third-party lab that includes testing for pesticides, microbes, and chemicals.

CBD may something to consider adding to your health regime. Be sure to choose a trusted company if you give this promising new product a try. Contact us today to get started.

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