Hemp is a variety of the Cannabis sativa plant species that is grown specifically for the many uses of its derived products. It is one of the fastest growing plants and was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago. It can be refined into a variety of commercial items including paper, textiles, clothing, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, and animal feed.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a special type of molecule, known as a cannabinoid, which is found in plants including Flax, Azaleas and Cannabis/Industrial Hemp.

The United States Department of Health and Human Services holds patent 6,630,507 titled ‘Cannabinoids as Antioxidants and Neuroprotectants.’ In this patent, the authors claim that:

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia.

Cannabidiol has been studied as an antiepileptic (Carlini et al., J. Clin. Pharmacol. 21:417S-427S, 1981; Karler et al., J. Clin. Pharmacol. 21:437S-448S, 1981, Consroe et al., J. Clin Phannacol. 21:428S-436S, 1981).

Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.

Read the full patent here: http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN/6630507&RS=PN/6630507

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a molecule found in plant species such as agricultural (or industrial) hemp, echinacea, cannabis sativa, kale, and other plants. CBD is one of over 450 distinct compounds within hemp: it is clear that cannabis and CBD are two entirely different things. Cannabidiol is a phytocannabinoid (plant based), it is not psychoactive and has anti-psychotic effects.

Due to decades of old laws throughout most of the western world banning the cultivation or use of marijuana, clinical research into CBD and the human endocannabinoid regulatory system is not as advanced as might be expected. In fact, it might not be wrong to say that the endocannabinoid system has a leading role in one of the last great mysteries of how the human body works.

Michelle Reillo, Ph. D has written that, “The human endocannabinoid system is responsible for memory networks in the brain, both excitatory and inhibitory, including the neurogenesis of hippocampal granule cells, which regulate the timing of the endocannabinoids in accordance with the brain’s needs, pain perception, mood, synaptic plasticity, motor learning, appetite and taste regulation, and metabolic function, which regulates the storage of energy and transport of cellular nutrition. CB1 receptors are located in the central and peripheral nervous systems as well as the lungs, kidneys, and liver. CB2 receptors are predominantly expressed in the immune system and hematopoietic cells.”

There is a vast amount of research required to unlock the knowledge of precisely how CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system; and how these influence or affect human health.

We always recommend you consult with a medical professional.

FDA regulations prevent us from making any health related claims as it relates to people taking our products. This means that we cannot tell you about all the benefits of CBD, but you can do your own research.

If interested in an aide to perform your own research, we recommend referencing Granny Storm Crow’s List for an extensive collection of CBD research relevant to specific conditions. Or simply do an internet search for “CBD Health”.

It seems clear that, with links or effects to such a widely varied group of conditions, the endocannabinoid system plays a central role in human health, even if that role is currently poorly understood.

Perversely, much of the research to date has been conducted on cannabis the plant, not necessarily with regard to which of the +450 compounds within the cannabis might be responsible for noted outcomes. The majority of such studies temper potential beneficial outcomes with remarks of the negative psychotropic effects that are often associated with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

It is always important to remember that THC, cannabis, and CBD are distinctly different things. As well, the interrelationships between the hundreds of various molecules that together make up the cannabis plant are poorly understood and require much more research before science understands them more clearly.

FDA regulations prevent us from making any health related claims as it relates to people taking our products. This means that we cannot tell you about all the benefits of CBD, but you can do your own research.

If interested in an aide to perform your own research, we recommend referencing Granny Storm Crow’s List for an extensive collection of CBD research relevant to specific conditions. Or simply do an internet search for “CBD Health”.