The endocannabinoid system and the revolution of one | Rachel Knox
In this riveting talk, Rachel Knox, MD / MBA, explores the Endocannabinoid System (ECS) and the revolution of one. How we can take control to harness the power found in our own bodies. We will not stop until this universal knowledge is in the medical textbooks / curriculum for all to learn and understand. A profound idea worth spreading…
Rachel is the co-founder of American Cannabinoid Clinics and Chair of the Oregon Cannabis Commission. She received her medical and business degrees from Tufts University and then pursued additional study of the most important physiologic system in the human body — the endocannabinoid system. She is passionate about educating her professional peers and broader public about the safety and effectiveness of Cannabinoid Medicine. Her work is groundbreaking at a transformative time in our society.
A CBD patch is a Band-aid™-like piece of plastic infused with the cannabinoid CBD. To get relief from chronic issues like pain and anxiety, you simply apply the CBD patch to a venous part of your body (that’s veins, not the planet), like your ankle, your arm, or the inside of your wrist. Your body heat activates the patch and causes it to release a small amount of THC through your skin and into your bloodstream.
2. How does a Transdermal CBD Patch work?
When you apply a transdermal CBD patch to your skin, you set up a drug concentration gradient. That’s just fancy speak that means the patch contains a lot of cannabinoid, while your skin does not. When a substance (like heat or CBD) is in high concentration, it naturally wants to spread out into the surrounding area. The nice thing about transdermal delivery is that it bypasses your lungs, liver, and stomach (places where your body filters or breaks down the cannabinoid). So you get 100 percent of the medicinal value of the CBD.
3. How much CBD should I take?
Several factors come into play when determining dosage including weight, diet, metabolism, sleep patterns, stress levels and genetics. We suggest starting with 1 Transdermal CBD Patch (20mgs) and see how you react. You can slowly increase the dose over the next few days to find the most effective dose for you and your goals. Most people stick to somewhere in the 1-3 Transdermal Patches (20-60mgs of CBD) per day, with higher doses for sleep, therapeutic effects and “flare ups”. Each individual is different, so it may take a bit of trial and error to find the right dosage for you.
4. Will CBD cause me to fail a drug test?
As our Transdermal CBD Patches are THC free current drug test will reflect the absence of THC. However the safest thing to do is to either ask your employer/Dr.
5. How do I know what I’m getting?
This is probably the most important question that I answer. You must protect yourself, ask questions, ask to see lab reports. Our company produces a quality product and has lab reports to back our Transdermal CBD Patches. In the reports you can find things such as: CBD %, THC %, residual solvent content, heavy metals, etc. There are many products out there that have been tested privately revealing low levels to no CBD, higher than legal amounts of THC and all sorts of nasty things you do not want in your body. As with any thing else in life, you get what you pay for. You are taking CBD for the health of your body, make sure it has nothing in it that will harm you and don’t make a decision on CBD because it’s cheap.
6. Are people becoming addicted to hemp and CBD?
No. Since there is very little THC in CBD, 0% THC in our Transdermal CBD Patches there’s nothing to get addicted to. You may be addicted to the benefits, but since they come from an all-natural and healthy source, that’s a good thing.
7. Do Transdermal CBD Patches have any side effects?
Side effects from CBD are not common, but some individuals who take high doses may experience lightheadedness, dry mouth, upset stomach, diarrhea and/or sedation. If you experience any unpleasant side effects, try decreasing the dose.
When introducing any new supplement, it’s always best to start with a low dose and gradually increase it until you find an optimal dose that is effective for your particular needs. Sometimes the adhesive on the Transdermal CBD Patch can leave a mark on the skin.
8. What are the Benefits of Transdermal CBD Patches?
Transdermal CBD Patches are discreet – If you’re looking for a discreet way to get your CBD without popping pills or dripping tincture under your tongue.
Transdermal CBD patches make it possible to deliver just CBD specifically. When you smoke a joint, you’re getting a whole mix of different cannabinoids. With the CBD patch, you only get CBD, so the medicinal effects will be stronger.
Transdermal CBD patches release CBD slowly over a number of hours (four to six on average). That means that the medicinal effects last at least that long. This is in stark contrast to other methods of consumption (like oils or isolates), which peak quickly and then taper off.
Transdermal CBD Patches offer a more effective Delivery method – Your stomach and your lungs are very good at preventing chemicals from entering your bloodstream. That’s great when you’ve ingested or inhaled something harmful, but not so great when you’ve ingested or inhaled something beneficial (like CBD).Your body really can’t tell the difference between the malign and the benign — it just goes about doing its job diluting and filtering everything you put in. In the case of CBD, that means you need to ingest or inhale quite a bit (relatively speaking, of course) before enough gets through to have an effect.But with a CBD patch, you bypass both of these filtering organs so more of the CBD makes it into your bloodstream. That means you need less CBD to feel the effects.
Transdermal CBD patches are among the easiest CBD products to take…and take off – Think about smoking a CBD joint. You’ve first got to roll the joint, which usually entails grinding the bud, struggling with rolling papers, and making sure the joint is sealed. This can take anywhere from five to 20 minutes (or more) depending on your experience and skill. Who wants to wait that long? Edibles are a bit better, but there’s still work involved. You’ve got to mix up the recipe, sometimes cook or bake it, and then eat it. That’s a lot of steps to get to the CBD relief you need. Talk about effort! Sheesh! But with a Transdermal CBD patch, all you have to do is apply it to your skin and you’re good to go. That’s the kind of simplicity we’re looking for. Why can’t everything be that easy?And if you don’t like what you’re feeling from the Transdermal CBD patch, just peel it off to stop the effects. You can’t do that with edibles or inhalants. Once you put a pot brownie or a bong hit in your system, there’s no going back. You can’t unring that bell.
Transdermal CBD Patches provide accurate and consistent dosage – Unless you’re taking pills, accurate dosing can be difficult to gauge. Edibles are quick, easy, and discreet, but the dosing can be hit or miss sometimes. One brownie might give you the pain relief you need, while the very next brownie might do nothing but add to your waistline. And how in the world can you estimate the proper dose with a joint or bong hit? It’s going to take some serious science to accurately calculate the amount of CBD that survives the heat you apply. But a Transdermal CBD patch delivers an accurate dose all the time, every time. You really can’t say that about most of the readily available ways to get CBD into your system.
1. What exactly is CBD and what does it stand for?
CBD (Cannabidiol) is one of the many compounds found in cannabis, that belongs to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids, except it has only 0.3 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid with non-euphoric, non-toxic, and anti-oxidant effects used for relief to a wide range of health disorders.
2. What are Cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids are chemical compounds that are produced naturally in the human body (endocannabinoids) as well as in the plants (phytocannabinoids).
endo = body
phyto = plants
Our bodies have an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), found in our central nervous system and immune system. Our ECS is responsible for regulating functions such as sleep pattern, appetite, pain tolerance, mood, memory, etc.
3. What is CBD used for?
Most people use CBD to relief pain, promote relaxation, and as a daily general health and wellness routine. Cannabis has been used medicinally for centuries. As the popularity of CBD is increasing, research is continuing to show that CBD along with other cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids found in the cannabis plant are beneficial for a growing list of ailments.
4. What will I feel when I take CBD?
Many factors will determine the results each individual will experience when they introduce CBD into their body.
These factors can include genetics, diet, exercise, stress levels, environment, lifestyle choices, etc. For some, the effects will be immediate and dramatic, for others it may be more subtle. That being said, our products do not contain THC, so they’re not really meant to cause an “effect”. People who suffer from conditions such as anxiety, mood disorders, chronic pain, insomnia, etc, take CBD to reduce these feelings and get back to a state of balance Lastly, CBD is not a magic pill or a cure all drug, but more of a natural, holistic therapy to provide relief from ailments and to help achieve your goal of total wellness and optimal health. CBD may not necessarily cure your underlying ailments, but it can definitely help ease symptoms to make them more bearable and improve our quality of life.
5. Will I get high if I take CBD?
CBD from Hemp is non-psychoactive and will not impair the user or get them high. Hemp derived CBD contains less than 0.3% THC.
6. How is CBD different for marijuana?
CBD does not make you high. Marijuana does. This is because they come from different parts of the cannabis sativa plant and, during the growing stage, farmers who are growing commercial grade hemp are using plants that contain very little THC (.3% or less).
By simply growing a different variety of the plant, they can control the THC content level. Just like winemakers plant different varieties of grapes, farmers can plant different varieties of cannabis sativa..
7. Does CBD interact with other medications?
If you’re taking a medication for something like high blood pressure or a heart condition (which CBD doesn’t treat), adding CBD into the mix can render those medications ineffective. That can be a major problem. To avoid complications, be sure to talk to your doctor before using a CBD patch.
8. What might CBD help me with?
One of the most appealing things about CBD patches is that you can use them to treat a wide variety of medical issues. Here’s what CBD can potentially do:
Promote bone growth
Inhibit growth in cancer cells
Kill or slow bacterial growth
Reduce risk of artery blockage
Prevent nervous system degeneration
Reduce blood sugar levels
Reduce seizures and convulsions
Suppress muscle spasms
Lessen the severity of psychosis
Reduce nausea and vomiting
Because of this long list of benefits, you can use CBD patches to relieve the symptoms of cancer, osteoporosis, lupus, diabetes, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Parkinson’s disease, and chronic and neuropathic pain, just to name
9. Is CBD addictive or habit forming?
There is no evidence to suggest CBD is habit forming. In fact, there are some early clinical trials suggesting that CBD may help with opioid and nicotine addictions.
Our bodies may need consistent CBD intake to feel less pain or anxiety, but this does not mean addiction.
10. Can you develop a tolerance to CBD?
While there is little information on this subject in the medical community, most CBD consumers do not need to keep increasing their dose over time. Once you have found your dose, chances are you won’t need to change it much.
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