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There is a vast amount of information yet to be discovered about CBD. Some of it is accurate and as well as inaccurate. I hope to bring to you an elementary understanding of CBD and how it functions in your body. First off, let us start with what CBD is NOT. It is not the solution to all medical mysteries and ailments. Even though there are many claims, I would like to stick to what we have learned and what has been recognized as realistic. I will not go into everything that has been reported such as youth regeneration (fountain of life) or cure for cancer, Alzheimer’s, and ALH. To my understanding, all of that is most likely not proven to be true.
What is could be true is the fact that very believable reports have been coming in from all over the planet regarding reductions of pain, anxiety, stress, tremors, inflammation, improvements with autistic children, elimination of insomnia, relief of migraines, and so much more. There is not enough room to write it all down. CBD treatment is becoming a real phenomenon for adults of all ages with numerous conditions that have been reported to respond very well with each use.
CBD does not make you “high.” Unlike THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, CBD is non-psychoactive and – get ready for this – your body is designed to process and use CBD to assist with your health. So, this is where you need to try to visualize the way the process works. Your body has 12 “main systems” such as the skeletal system that keeps you upright in the shape of a biped and prevents you from becoming a blob of liquid and organs lying on the ground inside a big bag of skin. How is that for a visual? Your reproductive system is another of the 12 and works to keep our species reproducing and surviving.
The next system, called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), is where I want to focus on. It is designed for the purpose of taking the CBD that enters the body and distributing it to the receptors in your body that need them. The ECS is distributed everywhere including the brain, bones, cartilage, organs, as well as places in your body that you can damage or that requires healing. You do not need to know where to send the CBD. The ECS is designed for that purpose and for all mammals on the planet; not just us incredible human bipeds.
So, now you have a very basic understanding of CBD and your ECS. What is sometimes a little hard to understand is the timing of the process. Unlike medication, which can have fairly rapid results, CBD gets the ECS activated first and then works as a fuel to keep it going. Think of the ECS as a locomotive. To get a locomotive going, you need to have fuel and an open throttle. When the locomotive is up and running, nothing will stop it or slow it down as long as it has a steady supply of fuel being added on a regular schedule. The ECS will function in a similar way. Give it fuel (CBD) on a regular basis, and at the same intervals, and the ECS will continue on. The good news is that it works really well for most folks. The bad news is that it could take an average of 7 to 14 days to reach full activation. That also depends because we are all unique.
One last thing to bring you into the CBD K.Z. (Knowledge Zone. Ok, I made that up), you need to be diligent about taking the CBD correctly. That is right. It can be done wrong. If you are taking capsules, you should do it on an empty stomach and not eat for at least 45 minutes afterward. If you are using the tincture of oil, you need to keep it under your tongue for a MINIMUM of 1 to 2 minutes. If you can do 3 to 4, that would be great. No food or drinks 30 minutes before using it and 15 minutes after the tincture. Using Taffy should be slow and easy. Roll the candy around in your mouth and play with it. Do not take it out and stretch it with your fingers but let it remain in your mouth for as long as possible so you can get the same kind of sublingual benefits as you do from the oil. Now, be honest, where have you heard that it is ok to play with your food? The final method of CBD use is inhaling it or what is known as “vaping.” Vaping is creating a vapor from heating the CBD liquid (e-Juice) and turning it into a vapor which you inhale like an e-cigarette. CBD is also incorporated into a rub to apply topically.
Well, that is it… lesson over (and no quiz in the future). You have now been introduced to one of the most remarkable processes studied in the last 50 years. Most of you know the reports on CBD have been nothing short of miraculous, BUT, be realistic, patient, and aware of how you notice changes in pain, sleep patterns, and stress levels. Miraculous? Absolutely. A miracle? Not likely.
What is happening with the explosion of CBD reports, scientific papers, and medical studies is astounding, though, it can be confusing and misinformed. So, if you ever feel that you need to have additional information such as an answer to a question, a place to make a comment or suggestion, or a place to simply talk about CBD, then please, PLEASE contact us. We are here to help and make this easier. We would also love to hear about your experiences and how well you are doing. Please let us know.
Regards and good health always.