CBD for Dogs

As a pet owner no doubt you consider your canine friend as part of your family. They may drive you mad one minute and have you in stitches the next but their unconditional love for you makes it all worthwhile. But our furry friends share something in common with us, humans. They too can suffer chronic pain from various conditions, can suffer from anxiety and nerves.

CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, that are found in the cannabis plant. This oil has helped many people with various health conditions relieving chronic pain and making many conditions physical and mentally more manageable. Research has shown that cannabis can help inhibit the growth of, and even kill the cells of, cancerous tumors. CBD products are not a psychoactive agent, meaning that they do not contain the substance THC or very little depending upon the product. It will not provide a high.

Lots of people have been using this compound on their pets with great results!

Both humans and dogs have the same endogenous cannabinoid system. CBD acts by targeting these receptors located in the brain, organs, central nervous system, and immune cells that stimulate relaxing effects.

The majority of diseases in dogs all result in the same types of symptoms – chronic pain, nausea, loss of appetite, change in behavior, etc. CBD is an all-around stimulant that can help your dog relax and alleviate pain. The benefits are incredible! There are so many anecdotal testimonials as to its benefit. As studies progress CBD natures medicine is sure to bring great things to light.

Below are some of the conditions CBD has treated.

  • May Reduce Anxiety– Sometimes dogs suffer from nervous conditions that may cause destructive behaviors or other behavioral traits. CBD is a relaxing stimulant that can calm your pet.
  • May Prevent Cancer– Cancer brings many side effects such as chronic pain, nausea, and loss of appetite. CBD can help your pet feel more comfortable during this distressing time. CBD has also been proven to aid in preventing and killing cancer by allowing the immune system to kill cancer cells and blocking the cancer cells ability to produce energy. CBD contains anti-tumor properties!
  • Has helped boost appetite- Another problem CBD oil can benefit.
  • May Relieve chronic pain and Arthritis– CBD is a natural pain reliever and also an anti-inflammatory.
  • May Treat Seizures and Epilepsy– CBD has been known to reduce the frequency of such and in some cases get rid of them. Other drugs can cause side effects and/or stop working.

CBD is available in several forms as below.

  • CBD tincture
  • Capsules
  • Topicals
  • Treats
  • Oil

The doses of CBD oil will vary depending on the size of your dog.

However, if you are unsure about administering CBD oil please speak to a Vet. If other medications are being administered at the same time you may want to check. CBD is a natural compound and should pose no threat.

Always make sure it is a quality CBD oil from a reputable company. Some products contain very little CBD which will not work. But the price of quality could potentially help your furry friend and that makes it worth every penny!

Thank you for reading. As always I am willing to learn about your experiences with CBD oil and your thoughts on it. As time progresses we will learn more about this natural compound. Bottom line is its worth a try if it relieves suffering.

So long

-Bearded Ninja

Elements of this blog were sourced from the following:

https://www.certapet.com/cbd-oil-for-dogs/

CBD oil and Eczema

 

Eczema is a medical condition in which patches of skin become rough and inflamed with blisters which cause itching and bleeding.

The exact cause of eczema is unknown, but it’s thought to be linked to an overactive response by the body’s immune system to an irritant. It is this response that causes the symptoms of eczema. In addition, eczema is commonly found in families with a history of other allergies or asthma.

You might notice itchy patches on the hands, elbows, and in the “bending” areas of the body, such as the inside of the elbows and back of the knees. But eczema can appear anywhere, including the neck, chest, and eyelids. People who had atopic dermatitis as a child may see drier, scaly rashes as adults.

Main Treatments for Eczema

  1. Short ‘warm” showers or baths to avoid drying out the skin.
  2. Stress managment – Regular exercise and relaxation time.
  3. Purchasing a Humidifier- Dry air can be stressful for your skin.
  4. Some of the available Prescribed Medications as follows-
  • Prescription Moisturizers
  • Hydrocortisone
  • Antihistamines
  • Corticosteroids
  • Ultra Violet light therapy
  • Azathioprine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Methotrexate
  • Anti-Inflammatory injectables

But what if none of these options seem to be working?

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CBD can be taken orally as a pill or a drop, used as a balm or cream, used in a Vape and added to food.

CBD oil

In recent times there has been a lot of hype about CBD (Cannabinoid) oil. There have been many testimonials as to its many health benefits on social media platforms as well as on the news. CBD oil certainly seems to be having a positive impact on peoples health. From helping to reverse (tumors), reducing anxiety and helping people control physical pain.

As noted earlier eczema is aided by anti-inflammatory medications. CBD is a natural anti-inflammatory. CBD (Cannabinoids) have immunosuppressive properties which many believe can make them helpful in the care of inflammatory skin issues.

CBD is derived from an extraction process using either the hemp or the marijuana plant. Extracting CBD allows a consumer the medical benefits of medical marijuana without the high that is associated with THC. CBD in itself has no psychedelic properties (will not get you high) and is considered safe for consumption.

Our bodies have been designed or have evolved with cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2 that work in harmony with the cannabinoid chemical, CBD. Science has recently become aware of the presence of the Endocannabinoid system within our bodies. The Endocannabinoid system is involved in a lot of functions in the human body, maintaining homeostasis (stable equilibrium between interdependent elements). The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important role in several skin regulatory functions. Researchers believe that skin conditions like eczema develop when there’s an imbalance in the ECS. The cannabinoids found in cannabis can help mediate disruptions in the ECS by interacting with cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), found in abundance on the nerve fibers and cells of the skin. Through these interactions with CB receptors, cannabinoids are thought to be able to help with skin inflammation, pain, and itching.

CBD is in tune with the body and works to aid it naturally. It speaks the body’s language so to speak, unlike prescription drugs created in a laboratory which may cause many unwanted side effects, make a person worse and/or may not work at all. There are no harsh chemicals in CBD as its completely natural and it should not present a danger. Side effects are possible but are reported to be mild if any. As always one should consult their doctor about any medications they may be taking. Sometimes medications may conflict.

Some say that CBD oil may have done nothing for them. But some CBD oils have very little cannabinoids due to their price and quality. So making sure you put a high price on your health should be worth the price of quality. A good quality CBD oil may be just the answer. Also if you use a cream instead of taking it orally, make sure you check out the other ingredients and carrier oil in the cream or balm as there are varying types. Apply a little at first just to make sure that its comfortable to the skin.

The bottom line is that one has nothing to lose but a whole lot to gain if CBD actually works for them personally.

As always I am willing to learn from your experiences using CBD so feel free to leave your feedback in the comment section.

Thanks for reading

So long

-Bearded Ninja

Sources which helped me to write this article:

http://www.hempmedspx.com

http://www.medicalmarijuanainc.com

http://www.m-webmd.boots.com

 

CBD oil and Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia (FM) is a medical condition characterised by chronic widespread pain and a heightened pain response to pressure. Other symptoms include tiredness to a degree that normal activities are affected. Sleep problems and memory trouble are also problematic. Some people also report restless leg syndrome, bowel or bladder problem, numbness and tingling sensitivity to noise, lights or temperature. Fibromyalgia is frequently associated with depression, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorder. Other types of chronic pain are frequently present.

The treatment of fibromyalgia can be difficult. Recommendations often include getting enough sleep, exercising regularly and eating a healthy diet. Cognitive behavioral therapy may also be helpful.

In the UK it is estimated that 1 in 20 people are affected by fibromyalgia.

Woman are affected about twice as often as men.

If prescribed medications do not seem to be working there is another option one may find beneficial.

CBD oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring constituent of industrial hemp/cannabis.

It is the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis and is being scientifically investigated for various reasons.

There has been a lot of hype about CBD oil recently with many people offering testimonial about its many benefits relating to many conditions and illnesses.

From You tube testimonials to news coverage CBD oil certainly seems to be having a positive impact on peoples health. From helping to reverse cancer (tumor), reducing anxiety and helping people control physical pain.

What about fibromyalgia?

Fibromyalgia patients report a variety of symptoms that are often treated with CBD oil.

Fibromyalgia patients report that it helps greatly with chronic pain, sleep, endurance, anxiety, depression, inflammation, muscle spasm, overall mental health and well-being, mood, and much more.

Some say that CBD oil may have done nothing for them. But some CBD oils have very little cannabinoids due to their price and quality. Our body naturally have cannabinoid receptors within. CBD oil works well with our body for this reason. So making sure you put a high price on your health should be worth the price of quality.  A good quality CBD oil may be just the answer.

The bottom line is that one has nothing to lose but a whole lot to gain if CBD actually works for them personally.

As always consult a doctor about any concerns before using CBD oil and any conflicting medications that they might already be taking. CBD oil is natural and has very mild reported side effects if any. But everyone is different. CBD being natural should pose no danger whatsoever.

Let me know in the comments if you should decide to use CBD oil for fibromyalgia. I am always willing to learn from feedback.

So long

-Bearded Ninja

 

Sources:

wikipedia

NHS

Fibromyalgia treating

bluebirdbotanicals.com

Image source: google images/fibromyalgia

 

 

 

CBD Oil Help for anxiety and depression

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At present 40% of disability around the globe is due to depression and anxiety. In the UK alone there are some 6 million people suffering with depression and various anxiety disorders, probably even more who suffer in silence.

If you have heard about CBD oil (Cannabidiol) you may be well aware of the recent hype about it?  You may have watched some testimonials on YouTube about CBD benefits people are reaping from its use? Or have seen CBD being discussed on the news?

CBD could very well be the answer for anxiety issues. More and more people are reporting its value in helping them grapple, confront and ease their overwhelming fight with anxiety, stemming social anxiety to problematic personal worries.

“But is it legal?”

Yes. CBD is legal because in most cases it contains no THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) or less than 0.2%. THC is a psychoactive compound in Cannabis also known as Marijuana which is the part that gets one high or away with the fairies and often impairs judgment. The CBD part does not have this effect. Whilst both compounds are from the same plant, they are very different in effect on the user. It still has the calming effect but one can still go about their day remembering who they are, not buzzed to high heaven and not getting into trouble with the law.

Drugs tests

Sometimes being employed puts one in a non-negotiable situation whereby a random drugs test is requested by the employer. In such a situation it is important to know that CBD oil will not get a person high or make them irresponsible at work. If they were to be sacked for being irresponsible in anyway shape or form that would be another story, it wouldn’t be the CBD oil. Remember there is no or very little THC in CBD oil depending on the particular product. CBD doesn’t have negative mental effects. Most of the drugs tests are done to look for THC and there are lots of THC free products available within the CBD oil range. However one should consult their Doctor and employer if concerned. If anything the CBD oil will enhance your work if it helps with anxiety and i doubt the boss will want to quibble with that.

Its natural.

CBD is not a lab engineered prescription drug. So unlike those drugs which can cause other hazards and insane side effects to your health, CBD oil should not present a danger. There are no harsh chemicals that go into its making. Its health friendly and Eco friendly.

Our bodies have cannabinoid receptors.

Our bodies are designed or have evolved with receptors to use the natural cannabinoid chemical. Hormones within our body are regulated by these receptors. This is due to the presence  of the Endo cannabinoid system. Science has recently become aware of this. Cannabinoid’s are the same chemical found in the cannabis plant.

People who suffer with anxiety release additional fight or flight hormones which build up. CBD speaks the human body’s language, unlike prescribed substances and medications that alter or trick the body into feeling a certain way often making us sleepy, brain fogged and impairing judgment.

Studies have shown CBD to have positive effects

A small 2010 study found that cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of social anxiety in people with social anxiety disorder (SAD). Brain scans of participants revealed changes in blood flow to the regions of the brain linked to feelings of anxiety.

In this study, cannabidiol not only made participants feel better but also changed the way their brains responded to anxiety.

A 2011 study also found that cannabidiol could reduce social anxiety. For that study, researchers looked specifically at cannabidiol to treat anxiety associated with public speaking.

Research published in 2014 found that CBD oil had anti-anxiety and antidepressant effects in an animal model.

Worth considering is a recent study in 2015 which showed CBD oil having a positive impact on the following..

Panic disorders

A panic attack is a sudden episode of intense fear that triggers severe physical reactions when there is no real danger or apparent cause. Panic attacks can be very frightening. When panic attacks occur, you might think you’re losing control, having a heart attack or even dying.

 Obsessive Compulsive disorders 

(OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, feelings, images, and sensations (obsessions) and engage in behaviors or mental acts in response to these thoughts or obsessions.Often the person carries out the behaviors to reduce the impact or get rid of the obsessive thoughts, but this only brings temporary relief. Not performing the obsessive rituals can cause great anxiety. A person’s level of OCD can be anywhere from mild to severe, but if left untreated, it can limit his or her ability to function at work or school or even to lead a comfortable existence at home or around others.

PTSD

(posttraumatic stress disorder) is a mental health problem that some people develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event, like combat, a natural disaster, a car accident, or sexual assault.

General anxiety disorder

Abbreviated GAD. A condition characterized by 6 months or more of chronic, exaggerated worry and tension that is unfounded or much more severe than the normal anxiety most people experience. People with GAD usually expect the worst. People with GAD may feel lightheaded or out of breath.

A 2016 case study explored whether cannabidiol could reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety-provoked sleep disorder in a child with a history of trauma. Researchers found that cannabidiol reduced the child’s anxiety and helped her sleep.

Personal note from me

This is my first blogg, so thanks for reading. Its just a small amount of research regarding CBD. More to come on its benefits associated with other illnesses and conditions.

And also remember to check with your doctor if there is anything you are concerned about such as conflicting medications if any etc..

I personally suffer with type one Diabetes, high cholesterol, Diabetic neuropathy and anxiety. I will be trying CBD oil out for myself to see if there is any good impact on my health. I will be sure to keep you posted in future blog’s regarding this journey.

Video below and 13 links to scientific studies.

So long

-bearded ninja

 

Below are the 13 links to 13 Scientific studies

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21916860

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24923339

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19839936

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24180398

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20002102

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21111017

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20332000

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19394765

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22373123

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19732971

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24652522

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27010632

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26711860