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Setting & Upholding The Standard In The CBD Market.

In today’s world, the pharmaceutical industry has effectively propagated and conditioned the average american mind to be pharmaceutically dependent for most known ailments.  Drugs have become the first line of defense for virtually every malady. This is unacceptable for an educated society to live healthy and vibrant lives. Many of us are aware of the possible side effects and endless cycles of how one prescription usually leads to more prescriptions.

In a typical process of finding the right prescription you may hear, “You need to take this prescription because the previous prescription caused the side effects your experiencing; hopefully this new prescription will work better for you.  However, if you’re still experiencing side effects, don’t worry, we’ll eventually figure this out”.  This may sound familiar and if it does, then you probably know or have at least contemplated on joining with those who take a more holistic approach. Many have included CBD Oil from the Hemp plant as part of their holistic arsenal.  

CBD (Cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis.  There are hundreds of phyto-nutrients (phyto; of a plant, relating to plants) that genetically makeup the cannabis plant.  There are over 120 plus cannabinoids and complete proteins in a full spectrum CBD product. CBD is gluten-free, dairy-free, extremely high in Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids.  Moreover, it is a very rich source of fiber, many flavonoids and terpenes, 9 essential amino acids, essential oils, magnesium, calcium & phosphorus. CBD has been known to help with many maladies and conditions; for example, acne, inflammation, insomnia, nausea, opioid addiction and mental fatigue as it has many neuroprotective properties.

Pain

Pain is a sensation involving communication between your nerves, spinal cord and brain. We will look at how CBD works with our bodies connecting points to reduce inflammation and pain.  We will also discuss how CBD is one of nature’s ways of making us healthy and keeping us that way.

Acute Pain

Acute pain is classified as an abrupt or sudden short-term pain that has specific reason or cause. The most common acute pain is tissue injury that last less than six months or the underlying reason or cause of injury is treated and goes away.

Most Common Causes Of Acute Pain Include:

    • Cuts
    • Burns
    • Dental Work
    • Broken Bones
    • Surgery
  •  Labor & Child Birth

Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is usually more serious than acute pain. Chronic pain is pain that lasts for more than six months from the earliest sign of the healed injury.  

In the United States alone, according to the Center of Disease Control and Prevention an estimated  50 million adults suffer everyday from Chronic pain.  Chronic pain is a very serious type of pain and seems endless. Unless you have suffered Chronic pain personally or relationally it’s hard to understand.  

Most often chronic pain is derived from past injuries. Occasionally it’s hard to pinpoint the exact cause and without the proper management of the Chronic pain our quality of life can be seriously impacted.  Chronic pain can cause us to even develop and suffer from anxiety and depression.

Common Examples Of Chronic Pain May Include:

    • Lower Back Pain
    • Nerve Damage Pain
    • Frequent Headaches
    • Arthritis Pain
  • Fibromyalgia Pain

Possible Symptoms With Chronic Pain Include:

    • Lack Of Energy
    • Tense Muscles
  • Limited Mobility

Nociceptive Pain

Nociceptive pain is without a doubt the most common type of pain. Caused by stimulation of nociceptors, nociceptors are referred to as “Pain Receptors” which are free nerve endings in our muscles, joints, bones, organs and skin.

Since we have nociceptors throughout our entire body, the stimulation from nociceptors occurs when potential harm is a threat to our health and wellbeing.  Pain such as a cut will cause our “Pain Receptor” to then send electrical signals to our brain causing us to feel the pain. We will typically suffer from Nociceptive pain when we have inflammation and or really any other type of pain.  Nociceptive can be classified as Acute, Chronic, Visceral & Somatic pain.

Visceral Pain

Visceral pain is injury or damage to our internal organs, mainly in the trunk area of our body: chest, abdomen & pelvis.  Most who suffer from visceral pain have a hard time pinpointing the exact location.

Visceral Pain Is Often Described As:

    • Pressure
    • Cramping
    • Aching
  • Squeezing

Other symptoms from visceral pain are nausea, vomiting, change in body temperature, heart rate and or blood pressure.

Examples Of Things That Cause Visceral Pain Include:

    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Appendicitis
  • Gallstones  

Somatic Pain

Somatic pain is quite different from visceral pain, somatic pain is the stimulation from our nociceptors “pain receptors” in our tissues, rather from our internal organs. The stimulation of “pain receptors” are mainly in our skin, muscles, joints, connective tissues & bones.  It is easier to highlight the exact place of Somatic pain compared to visceral pain. In most cases Somatic pain causes constant aching and or gnawing sensations.

Somatic Pain Can Be Classified As Deep Or Superficial:

Deep somatic pain is described as aching in our joints, tendons, bones & muscles. Superficial somatic pain is described as a sharp or throbbing pain in our skin and mucus membranes.

For example: Deep Somatic pain would be a tear in a tendon, while superficial somatic pain would be canker sore on our inner cheek.  

More examples of Somatic Pain:

    • Skin Cuts, Scrapes & Burns
    • Strained Muscles
    • Connective Tissue Diseases, Such As Osteoporosis
    • Joint Pain, Including Arthritis Pain
    • Bone Fractures
  • Cancer That Affects The Bones

Neuropathic Pain

Neuropathic pain is from the damage or dysfunction of our nervous system, the result if damage or dysfunction causes our nerves to misfire pain signals.  In most cases, we know where pain originates from. However neuropathic pain can have little to no response from one of our specific injuries and come completely out of left field.

Neuropathic Pain Descriptions:

    • Freezing
    • Burning
    • Tingling
    • Numbness
    • Shooting
    • Stabbing
  • Electric Shocks

Nerve Injury or Dysfunction That Can Lead To Neuropathic Pain:

    • Chronic Alcohol Consumption
    • Accidents
    • Infections
    • Radiation
    • Spinal Nerve Inflammation Or Compression
    • HIV
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Shingles
    • Central Nervous System Disorders: Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease
    • Facial Nerve Problems: Bell’s Palsy
  • Chemotherapy Drugs

CBD, Endocannabinoid system and their connection

Providing for our bodies what it needs to maintain a state of Homeostasis (balance) is crucial to living our best healthiest lives.  

The endocannabinoid system is made up of cannabinoids that are naturally in our bodies.  Endocannabinoids are created naturally by the body, but are also received from foods and different polyphenols we consume on a regular basis. We also have receptors throughout our bodies called CB1 and CB2 receptors.  CB1 receptors are throughout the brain and immune system and many vital organs: lungs, kidneys, digestive tract, liver & eyes. While CB2 receptors are found more in the peripheral organs and certain tissues associated with the immune system: tonsils, bone marrow, thymus, spleen.

When bringing the body to a place of Homeostasis, the body will use cannabinoids to modulate signal transduction pathways to trigger CB1 and CB2  receptors. This allows the release of certain biological chemicals such as Adenosine, dopamine, serotonin and glutamate that we have in our bodies naturally, bringing the body into balance allowing ultimate health.

When CBD is digested into the body it helps the body produce and enhance the naturally occurring cannabinoids already in the body. Phytocannabinoids are cannabinoids naturally found in the cannabis plant. Endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids are very similar in biological makeup, that is why the human body recognizes the phytocannabinoids and is able to enhance and use our naturally occurring cannabinoids and release our biological chemicals (Adenosine, Dopamine, Serotonin, Glutamate) to again bring the body to a place of balance.  This incredible response creates naturally occurring anti-inflammatory and pain-killing relief in the body.

Our most important moments are with our loved ones and enjoying God’s beautiful creation. Walking our daughters down the aisle, cheering for our sons at their graduation or taking our grandchildren to school are possible. Believe it!  CBD helps give us the ability to live our best, longest & healthiest lives.

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