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Chronic Pain, Arthritis, Anxiety, Depression, or Alzheimer’s? Science Says CBD May Help

Lisa Egan
February 7th, 2019
The Organic Prepper
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As more people seek safe, natural remedies for health concerns – and as more states legalize medical cannabis – interest in cannabidiol (commonly known as “CBD”) is growing.

In case you don’t know much about CBD and how it works, here’s a summary:

  • CBD is a fascinating compound that has tremendous therapeutic value. It is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis plants that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids.
  • Cannabinoids are a diverse set of chemical compounds that bind to special receptors in the human body that make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system.
  • The endocannabinoid system is a biological system which plays many important roles in the human body. It is responsible for the physical and psychological effects of cannabis.

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The list of conditions CBD has been shown to benefit is extensive and continues to grow as more research is conducted. Here are five of them.

Studies show CBD may make life a little easier for people with Alzheimer’s Disease.

Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive disease that causes problems with memory, thinking, and behavior. In the early stages, someone with Alzheimer’s disease may notice mild confusion and difficulty remembering. Eventually, people with the disease may even forget important people in their lives and undergo dramatic personality changes.

Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

While the greatest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s is increasing age, it is not a normal part of aging.

According to Dementia Central:

There are three ways which CBD can work to improve health outcomes for persons with dementia; by reducing inflammation, by reducing oxygen build up, and by working as a brain stimulant and neuroprotectant. From a user’s perspective, CBD may reduce stress and anxiety in the individual with dementia as well as reduce the decline of memory and other brain functions. (source)

To view a list of links to studies on CBD and Alzheimer’s, please click here: Alzheimer’s Disease

CBD appears to have powerful anti-anxiety properties.

Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal and often healthy emotion. It is your body’s natural response to stress. Mild anxiety might be vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety may seriously disrupt the sufferer’s daily life. Frequent intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear may be signs of an anxiety disorder.

Research on CBD for anxiety is still in the early stages, but so far, findings are promising. Numerous animal studies and accumulating evidence from experimental, clinical, and epidemiological studies in humans suggest CBD has powerful anti-anxiety properties.

According to a survey published in Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research in 2018, almost 62% of CBD users reported using CBD to treat a medical condition. The top three medical conditions were pain, anxiety, and depression. Participants most frequently reported feeling that CBD treated their medical condition(s) “very well by itself” or “moderately well by itself” for the following three conditions: chronic pain, arthritis/joint pain, and anxiety.

To view a list of links to studies on CBD and anxiety, please click here: Anxiety

Research suggests CBD may help relieve depression.

Depression is a mood disorder that causes a persistent feeling of sadness and loss of interest. It can disrupt every aspect of the sufferer’s life, making eating, sleeping and everyday functioning very difficult. Depression is not the same as being a little sad over a specific incident – the feelings associated with depression are persistent and chronic.

Research has shown that CBD has the ability to act on the brain’s receptors for serotonin, a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior.

CBD has demonstrated antidepressant-like effects in several animal studies, including two conducted in 2009 and 2012.

While studying the modulation of the serotonin system through endocannabinoid signaling in 2011, researchers found evidence that endocannabinoids are important regulators of stress responses.

In an article titled Depression and Cannabis, Dr. Stacey Kerr explains that “a dysregulated endocannabinoid system is implicated in clinical depression”:

A 2014 study concluded that “preclinical data … has shown that elevated endocannabinoid signaling is able to produce behavioral and biochemical effects as [well as] conventional antidepressant treatment, and that many antidepressants alter endogenous cannabinoid tone.”

There is potential, but as with many areas of cannabis science, more research needs to be done.

Regardless of the research, some patients certainly claim cannabis is effective as an antidepressant. These patients admit that it helps them cope with life stressors and will sometimes allow them to see things in a more positive state of mind. (source)

For a list of links to more studies on CBD and depression, please click here: Depression

Several studies suggest CBD can help treat arthritis.

Arthritis is inflammation of one or more joints. The main symptoms of arthritis are joint pain, stiffness, and swelling, which typically get worse with age. “Arthritis” is not a single disease – the term refers to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. The most common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, fibromyalgia, and gout.

Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States, affecting over 50 million Americans.

Several studies in animals suggest that CBD could help treat arthritis and relieve the associated pain.

One study found that CBD reduced inflammatory pain in rats by affecting the way that pain receptors respond to stimuli.

In 2014, a research review summarized the results of studies that support CBD as an effective treatment for osteoarthritis.

Applying CBD to the skin (topical use) has the potential to relieve pain and inflammation associated with arthritis, according to a 2016 study.

2017 study found that CBD can prevent the later development of pain and nerve damage in osteoarthritic joints.

If you’d like to read about my personal experience with CBD for psoriatic arthritis, here’s my story: I Tried CBD Oil For My Psoriatic Arthritis. Here’s What Happened.

A growing body of research shows promise for the use of CBD in chronic pain management.

Chronic pain is defined as any pain that lasts at least 12 weeks. Acute pain is a normal response to injury and is short-lived, but chronic pain is very different because it persists – often for months or even longer.

Sometimes chronic pain is caused by an initial injury, such as a back sprain or an accident. In others, there may be an underlying cause, such as illness or underlying disease. And, in some cases, there may be no clear cause. Unfortunately, chronic pain often brings with it other health problems, including fatigue, trouble sleeping, decreased appetite, and changes in mood.

Researchers believe that CBD may help reduce chronic pain by impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation, and interacting with neurotransmitters.

recent study in rats found that CBD injections reduced pain response to surgical incision. In another study, rats with sciatic pain that were given oral CBD had significantly reduced neuropathic and inflammatory pain.

2008 review of studies conducted between the late 1980s and 2007 assessed how well CBD works to relieve chronic pain. Researchers concluded CBD was effective in overall pain management without adverse side effects. Some of those studies also showed that CBD was beneficial in treating insomnia related to chronic pain. (source)

To see a list of links to studies on CBD for chronic pain, please click here: Chronic Pain

Do you use CBD products?

Do you use CBD products on a regular basis for a condition? Have you found it helpful? Share your suggestions and experiences in the comments below.

About Lisa

Lisa Egan has been passionate about nutrition and fitness for over 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a minor in Nutrition. She is the owner of Lisa Egan Nutrition Coaching and the website All About Habits.

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  1. Maranatha says:

    The least expensive way to safely treat various kinds of dementia is a little coconut oil. You can look that up. It likewise is very useful for hypothyroidism.

    Can’t hurt and might help. Several people with dementia who have great personal support use supportive things like playing music from various time period and historical posters and photos seem to “jog” their memory.

    The most difficult time is after the sun goes down as somehow that change in light levels can induce fear due to persistent confusion.

    They also are experimenting with oral journaling. The patient when lucid records their thoughts, then when confused, plays the tape and is reassured by their own voice and that jogs their memory. They are suspiscious when it is just written down…and it is difficult to persuade them otherwise. The tape recording acts as a temporary “buffer” since their memory is unreliable.

  2. Maranatha says:

    With all of these, your primary tool if you have a great support network is massage to reassure the patient. It calms them and eatablishes trust and it is extremely valuable to promote healing and good coping skills versus drugs.

    With anything related to the emotions, the gut has a secondary center for controlling behavior.

    htt ps://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/the-athletes-way/201706/gut-microbiota-may-influence-mood-and-behavior-study-finds

    Gut flora is definitely implicated but also fat produces its own estrogen compounds so excessive weight induces a release of estrogen which often causes moody behavior. So that can cause an overreaction to stress, and that causes social isolation, which then exacerbates the loss of self-esteem.

    The patient’s support network makes healthier but delicious meals, and has more open honest conversation, and exercise, and enhanced romantic intimacy, and massage, and journaling. And they get better.

    All of the above is common sense and inexpensive and practical. When you start subtracting those things…then anyone gets stressed. Add them and synergistically their self-image soars and they grow positive and more easily cope…and are calm.

  3. rellik says:

    I’m curious if any really dis-interested party have ever studied this “miracle” and confirmed the results of the CBD acolytes?
    Anecdotally, there are many claims of relief, by use of CBD, but many times placebos have also proven to be “effective” in some studies to verify “miracle” foods/drugs/plants.
    Just asking.

    • Angry beaver says:

      Relik,
      I’m a long time user rec/med
      I suffer from arthritis in my back shoulders neck hands and wrists.
      I’ve noticed over the years it really depends what strain you have how it reacts with your body chemistry. I’ve smoked pot that did nothing to relieve pain and I’ve smoked pot that kills pain instantly.
      I’ve even had pot that made it worse.
      I believe the CBD oil and other byproducts may have some medicinal properties but it’s my opinion that if you think it helps it probably does.
      I put my elderly mother on the drops she swears it helps her and there is a marked improvement in her overall health.
      Fact is it’s been an illegal drug for 100 + years our doctors and scientists haven’t really had access to it to make any meaningful discoveries. Not to mention the pot we smoke nowadays is NOT your daddies baggy. Cannabis in the 60s 70s averaged about 12-15% THC and about 2% CBD.
      Nowadays it’s upward of 27% THC and 1-6% CBD. The guy I buy from has several different strains he grows. I tell him what I’m looking for. Whether for sleep pain of just getting really high.
      He he hooks me up.
      Won’t be long before it’s legal all over
      Government makes way to much money from the tax it’s too tempting for them.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Drug companies will fight the use of it tooth and nail. Since they own most of congress it will be a short fight.

  5. odd ball says:

    Boron for arthritis- works and is cheap as dirt:

    https://tinyurl.com/yd2d9pq9

  6. Brian says:

    There have been several research studies that show a possible relationship between gingivitis and alzheimer’s. The gum disease of gingivitis is caused by the bacteria porphrymonas gingivitis. This bacteria secretes toxic substances that damage the gums. If the research bears out, a strong program of dental care might help prevent alzheimer’s. Similar research has indicated the involvement of the bacteria prevotella copri for rheumatoid arthritis. Everything is in the research stage so nothing is certain. Hopefully, the researchers are right and we might be able to start dealing with these two diseases.

  7. Yahooie says:

    For additional help regarding various health questions, I look for information on mercola.com and/or http://www.drfuhrman.com/library/health-concerns/view-all. Both are MD who have realized that many of American health issues are due to the way Americans typically eat. Neither insists that you must go vegan or organic but both place meat-sourced protein to be used in small portions. Eat plant-based meals is their focus. Of course, everyone goes nuts now and then like who can resist great BBQ, but these are exceptions.

    And, yes, I’ve read their online info and have Fuhrman’s book (had another but the gal liked so much she kept it–and got quite trim). Fuhrman has footnotes and indices of published studies that back up his claims of reversing diabetes, heart disease and more. (I’ve looked up a few and it’s amazing what the human body can do to heal given the correct nutrition.)

    Oh, they both recommend regular hearty exercise of two types: weight lifting or circuit training and aerobic types that you like.

    These two doctors are practicing physicians you can go see if you are in their area–one is Chicago one is NJ. If not in their area, they each used to have info on how to do an out-of-area visit.

    There may be other great docs online with health info. Please add them. Or nutritionists. I’m always glad to have extra links with info.

    I feel like I’m still recovering from years of an office job. Since my last job, my health has been steadily improving. Still more to be done, but that’s life isn’t it?

    So, if CBD oil is helping, then good; it’s got to be better than Big Pharma’s recommendations. But remember proper nourishment will also help and from your own garden is even better.

    **stepping off soapbox now**

  8. wendell says:

    I have been using a CDB cream from Charlotte’s Web, and have been pretty impressed with the pain relief that it gives me for my

    arthritis in my neck, as well as my knee that I had surgery on about 20 / 25 years ago.

    can’t say about the other symptoms, but I am sure it will help with a LOT of things,

  9. Bert says:

    Staying slightly underweight solves all these problems and more. Go ahead stupid Americans, always do the least amount of effort, fill your flipking bellies, keep eating yourselves to death.

  10. What the says:

    Someone owns a lot of canabis stocks

  11. Brian says:

    There is a disconnect between the research done on supplements and herbs. Most doctors see them as ineffective;they weren’t developed by big pharmaceutical companies using research studies with large population of subjects. The best that the supplements can hope for is to be classified by the Food and Drug Administration as GRAS (generally regarded as safe). Doctors will rarely mention them unless their patients ask and they generally disparage their value. It lies with us to promote a healthy lifestyle;a long life is not enough. We want to remain physically, mentally, and spiritually strong and able to manage our affairs. For that, we have to be as well educated about health as possible.

  12. Maranatha says:

    Here are the different ways a medicinal is introduced into the human body.
    1. Injection
    2. Sublingual
    3. Suppository
    4. Oral
    5. Aspiration
    6. Absorbtion

    The way to get a substance into the bloodstream in the fastest manner is injection. Then it is flowing based upon the heart rate and efficiency of the heart. Sublingual means under the tongue and then rapidly flows into the bloodstream. A similar manner is suppositories which generally are utilized when one is nauseous and liable to vomit. Breathing in by aspiration is typucally used as inhalers, and since there are capilaries in the alveoli, then it rapidy gets into the bloodstream. Absorption is used with topical treatment for skin conditions and for localized pain. Oral is the most common method for taking a pill.

    When you first take a pill, it is digested, and then the chemical substance flows to arteries that surround the stomach. But whatever the method, some is diverted into the liver for filtration. So it takes time to overcome this first pass effect.

    Since taking an injection bypasses some of this filtration, then the concentration in the blood rises quicker. Likewise aapiration, suppositories, and sublingual do this but not as efficiently.

    If the issue is localized, it makes little sense to get the substance in general circulation…in most instances. An exception would be medications for Parkinsons which needs to cross the blood-brain barrier…you can’t just rub it into the skull!

    • Maranatha says:

      You don’t want too high a level of medicinal in the blood or else it most certainly can have toxic effects. With pharmaceuticals, you have to determine the route in which the medicinal is taken in, and how long it takes versus safely reaching a therapeutic dose.

      In some cases, the toxic level and the therapeutic level is extremely narrow! Be warned.

      In some cases, it might take two weeks of regularly as CLOCKWORK ingesting a pill, and slowly the blood concentration level overcomes the first pass effect, and safely and therapeutically achieves higher but nontoxic levels.

      Then some types of herbs need to be taken on an empty stomach while others need to be taken with food. You cannot disregard this.

      This is why when people are seriously ill, they enter a medical center so that an injectable can more rapidly increase blood concentration while BEING MONITORED.

      With any herbal remedy, you must use special care when using any other method than oral or topical as the potential exists for a toxic effect.

    • Maranatha says:

      So after reading that, then read this.
      htt ps://highlandpharms.com/how-to-take-cbd-oil/

      This article discusses different ways of taking CBD oil. Note I am NOT suggesting this, but just showing you that users are trying various methods including vaping.

      If you elect some of these methods, consider the cautions I mentioned as vaping would rapidly increae the blood concentration, so while you might get a faster result, is it safe???

      I suggest you get an inexpensive journal of some kind, and write down in a disciplined way, just as if you were a scientist recording observations like.

      1. Pain level on a 1-10 scale
      2. Depression level on a 1-10 scale
      3. Anxiety level
      4. Mental clarity
      5. Mood
      6. Weight
      7. Any illnesses
      8. Diet
      9. Exercise
      10. Recent intimate activity
      And so on. That way, you have a medical record in which to make subjective and later objective analysis.

      A great physician would have already suggested this with chronic medical issues which defy healing.

      That is just plain old pragmatism and common sense.

  13. Maranatha says:

    Some herbs have been taken for over a thousand years as the pharmaceutical industry really didn’t exist before 1920, so herbs were the standard way. And physicians had to find ways to safely get these into a patient so they did the most good but in a safe manner.

    Besides all of that the following issues exist.
    1. Age
    2. Overall health
    3. Comorbidity
    4. Polypharmacy
    5. Efficiency
    6. Concentration
    7. Sex
    9. Pregnancy
    10. Weight

    As people get older, their body can tolerate different levels of the same dose, yet then can decline in efficiency based upon advanced years.One’s weight has a major effect on effective dosage as obesity can severely IMPAIR digestion, circulation, respiration, etc.

    Men and women ARE NOT alike but have major anatomical differences as well as hormonal challenges to the medicinal. And in addition, pregnancy limits the safety of the medicinal due to mutagenic effects on the baby. And so of course, that severely restricts most medicinals and vastly reduces therapeutic dose and safety. Yet meanwhile the mother hasa vastly increased total blood volume and so the liver and kidneys are additionally challenged to filter and metabolize the medicinal.

    Then any concurrent illness or infection alters the effectiveness of the medicinal and how it is filtered and metabolized

    And then whatever else the patient is ALSO taking can have the following effects on the medicinal.
    1. No effect
    2. An antagonistic effect
    3. A magnification effect
    4. A complex synergistic effect

    • Maranatha says:

      One can never just say that taking any herb will help and give a dose because ALL of those factors must be taken into account! All!

      Human beings are not models of a machine. Each is unique and so each will have various dfferences.

      Because of that, an enormous amount of medical research is spent to ensure that some medicinal is safe, can be tolerated either short, medium, or long term, has efficacy, the therapeutic dose is far enough away from a toxic dose,can reasonably work as an oral medicinal, won’t cause harm, the side effects will be minimal or tolerated or both, it won’t interfere with other common medicinals, etc.

      With CBD, we lack all of this and even IF we had it, we need repeatable proof from many researchers to ensure the original data was correct.

  14. Maranatha says:

    After doing all of that,then healthy volunteers, typically brave medical students, will volunteer to ensure the safety. And then, clinical trials are taken with those that medical resaerchers believable could most benefit will then be carefully observed in a closed environment to ensure they have no deleterious effects and no toxic effects and no dangerous anaphalactic effects.

    None of that has been done for CBD.

    Basically this would be akin to going back a thousand years, and doing self-experimentation for substances like white willow bark. Some wise shaman and western healer and wisewoman would first take some herb which they felt was helpful and acted as guinea pigs. And if they survived, then judiciously and GINGERLY tried very low dosages.

  15. Maranatha says:

    What happened with CBD was some very brave and irresponsible parents of young patients as well as some adult patients began experimenting because they were given a very bad report and so they had a very limited expectation of living. And thus they felt they had no other options.

    In some cases, it WORKED and sometimes this was a MIRACLE.

    Because of this,there is great excitement but that doesn’t mean it is effective overall, or safe, or should be done, or won’t interfere with existing medication, or that all patients should use it.

    In generalities, if one already has a medical condition which is impaired in some major way, that means one is likely taking medications, and probably older, with a likelihood of being overweight, and so there is no adequate medical research done…yet.

    Please use caution as taking an herb of any kind may inhibit your medications.

    Please use caution as if you already have respiratory, liver, circulatory, or kidney issues, any new herbal could exacerbate or depress your current conditions.

    • Maranatha says:

      ht tps://www.webmd.com/pain-management/news/20180507/cbd-oil-all-the-rage-but-is-it-safe-effective

      The CBD is an oil. So using it topically in small amount to treat a knee injury is unlikely to affect the overall blood stream. HOWEVER certain oils like garlic act as potent carriers and pull along other substances into the blood stream. That means if CBD ends up having that property, which I suspect it might, you likely should apply warm CBD oil on bare skin with no other topical as otherwise it might pull that into your blood stream. Make sense?

      One might theoretically apply warm CBD oil after a bath and then clean the area in the morning, and apply warm tea tree oil. And then later clean the area, and apply an analgesic or an antiinflammatory topical. This is a very limited and careful process.

      With old injuries, I would suggest crushing common plantain or confrey in serious cases as a poultice to help rapidly heal the area.

      In each case, the area is cleaned first so there is no interfering of the medicinals as topicals.

      It might be very effective and yet it is judicious and gingerly experimenting. This would be a prudent common sense approach.

  16. Maranatha says:

    Cancer medications usually work by inhibiting the rapid unchecked abnormal growth of cancer. This typically interferes with mitosis which is cell division.

    As CBD seems to sometimes miraculously work, then that is a concern as it may inhibit mitosis. That could adversely affect healing. See the issue?

    There is limited proof that CBD may help some people with epilepsy. This would be remarkable as many epilepsy drugs interfere with learning and thus young people struggle with epilepsy medication. But if ends up inhibiting mitosis, well it might end up doing harm. See?

  17. Maranatha says:

    With pain management taken orally, what some people do with great success, say in arthritis, is take a “loading dose” to boost the amount in the bloodstream, but follow that with the regular dose at the next time period.That results in a higher amount and reduces inflamation faster.

    Like say if you take Alleve (naproxen), take two, then at the next scheduled dose, just take one. And that more rapidly deals with the inflammation. You cannot take two all the time.

    So with CBD, itmight be theoretically possible to take a loading dose. There is no research so no way to know.

    • Angry beaver says:

      You are just an expert on absolutely everything aren’t you.
      Is there anything you don’t know??
      You should be president of us all.

      • Maranatha says:

        Have you considered that your hostility is partially responsible for your ill health?

        Maybe I am smarter than you and have spent much more time reading and taking advanced coursework in a university and graduate school environment as well as learning ancestral skills and martial arts?

        • Maranatha says:

          As a very young man, I elected to exercise and studied, and that required less sleep. For decades I averaged four hours a day and often just two. In grad school, I often read several hundred pages of very technical material, most often medical.

          Now, I routinely sleep 2-3 hours a day. Can you handle that? Did you make those kinds of decades long sacrifices?

          You are sick, while I am healthy and sharp and take no medicines.

        • Angry beaver says:

          Hcks ??? That is you I know it lol

  18. Maranatha says:

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    People learn by various modalities. Some comprehend things better by visual stimuli versus reading a dusty thick tome. Others need a teacher to say it aloud and that stimulates their mind. However you learn a topic, you need to learn something like lipid metabolism as CBD is a lipid and so that will affect how the body digests and processes it.

    This visualization the greatly enhances healing. That science is well established in medicine. That is why patients are sent brochures, given reading material, watch videos, all to help them visualize the healing process and how the medicinal affects this healing.

    • Maranatha says:

      The typical patient dismisses the physician’s advice, learns lttle to nothing about their condition, makes no changes in their behavior, then statistcally fails to take medicines as directed 75-80% of the time. And that is why patients are getting chronic illnesses.

      And with established medicines and with long standing herbal knowledge, the mechanism of action are usually known. But with CBD, it is unknown. We do not understand why it works. So if you just expect to take some drops of oil and expect that taking it sometimes haphazardly that it will work, then save your money because most likely it won’t work.

      You have to do the work. Our ancestors didn’t buy herbs, but raised them and hunted for them, prepared, stored them, so that they could take them.

      Our ancestors did not just go to the doctor. They had to diagnose what was wrong, or if they were lucky, some old wisewoman lived in the village and they traded some squirrels for these herbs plus diagnosis.

      • Maranatha says:

        Knowing lipid metabolism, then manufacturers of fish oil suggest taking it with food. So it’s likely that taking CBD should be taken with food as well.

        It’s logical and so if one didn’t understand and took it upon waking on an empty stomach and not eating for two hours, then it would be pointless. That is unless you find some medical article suggesting taking on an empty stomach for a specific reason.

        Due to polypharmacy, if lipids interfere with some medication you ready are taking, then you have to adjust.

  19. Maranatha says:

    ht tps://www.webmd.com/rheumatoid-arthritis/news/20020315/cigarettes-cause-more-severe-arthritis

    Let’s say that you are a smoker and have arthritis, and you are considering vaping CBD oil since that is a way to rapidly get it into your bloodstream.

    Well that would be a mistake because arthritis is exacerbated by cigarette smoking and the pain is increased. Which means the last thing you want to do is vape CBD oil. You need to taper off cigarette smoking to lessen the inflammation and decrease the pain, and try sublingual or oral CBD. You most likely want to use the sublingual method as it is probably just as fast but bypasses the first pass effect of taking it orally.

    These elements build on one another. I am telling you the bare minimum.

  20. Maranatha says:

    ht tps://www.everydayhealth.com/depression/smoking-and-depression.aspx

    Let’s say you have depression and are unsatisfied by your antidepressant medication. You also smoke. Smoking can trigger depression due to how nicotine works in the brain. Vaping would be a bad way to get CBD oil in your bloodstream. So for the same reasons,you would want to try sublingual CBD.

  21. Maranatha says:

    Let’s say you do not smoke, but have ulcers. Taking CBD orally may interfere with how your medication works or may be poorly digested. Maybe sublingual would be a better way or vaping as both are faster.

    Do you see how all these things are related?

    Say someone has cancer and so cannot keep food down, and they have lung cancer so vaping is out. They might see if there are any CBD suppliers who have a suppository that will work.

  22. Maranatha says:

    ht tps://www.dementiastatistics.org/statistics/comorbidities/
    Patients over 65 with a dementia of some kind (there are many besides ALZHEIMERS) have on average FOUR comorbidities ie four other things wrong plus dementia. Whereas those over 65 without dementia have two.

    So whatever those comorbidities are,then that will influence how the patient takes CBD if at all. If you are juggling five heath conditions, how many medications are you taking? Six or seven probably or more. Every one of these has to be checked for drug interactions.

    ht tps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3994526/

    This discusses 11 common comorbidities with dementias. Medicine is very complex, and seldom is straight forward.

    • Maranatha says:

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      The famous Japanese film “Ran”, meaning the chaos of war, is a samurai drama about the most brutal conflicts of the Sengoku warrior states.
      ht tps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ran_(film)

      It’s an Akira Kurosawa masterpiece and a quintissential guy war film. It’s the Japanese version of Shakespeare’s King Lear and it also is one of the best apocalyptic films.

      An aging brutal warlord has three sons, and all of them end up battling for supremacy. And the shock is so great as he perceived he had left a legacy of peace with the possibility of expanding an empire, but they annihilate each other. The mental stress is so great that he loses his mind, his concubines, his sons, his land, his castles, his wealth. Everything is gone including his dreams of a peaceful retirement.

      It’s about the greatness of war and the horror of war.

  23. Maranatha says:

    While WebMD shows no KNOWN drug interactions, this site below states that any drug metabolized by cytochrome p450 can interact with CBD. That is a major concern. This list is long and these are just classes of drugs with each having many many drugs in these classes.

    ht tps://cbdoilreview.org/cbd-cannabidiol/cbd-p-450-enzyme/#Drugs-that-Interact-with-Cannabidiol

    Drugs that Interact with Cannabidiol

    Any drug metabolized by CYP450 enzymes could potentially interact with cannabidiol. According to the Indiana University Department of Medicine, drugs known to use the CYP450 system include:

    Steroids
    HMG CoA reductase inhibitors
    Calcium channel blockers
    Antihistamines
    Prokinetics
    HIV antivirals
    Immune modulators
    Benzodiazepines
    Antiarrythmics
    Antibiotics
    Anesthetics
    Antipsychotics
    Antidepressants
    Anti-epileptics
    Beta blockers
    PPIs
    NSAIDs
    Angiotension II blockers
    Oral hypoglycemic agents
    Sulfonylureas

  24. Brian says:

    Maranatha – The NIH keeps a website called http://www.pubmed.gov which allows you to find any studies on different subjects. There is a good documentary on NetFlix on root canals called “Root Cause”. The role of gingivitis and periodontal disease in other diseases is becoming better understood. What do you think of the concept of energy meridians which is part of acupuncture?

  25. Maranatha says:

    CBD suppositories exist. There are medical rationales for using them. The patient may have liver issues, be a baby or child who cannot safely be expected to use vaping, pills, or the sublingual method. The patient may have oral issues in the mouth or digestive issues or respiratory issues.

    After insertion they melt and due to the blood vessels and the thin nature of the intestines are quickly absorbed into the bloodstream.

    A patient may be greatly debilitated and it may be the only way to administer the medication…safely. Some patients may easily choke and asprirate a pill and now you have issues with the esophagus, the epiglottis, or the lungs. How will you on a rural homestead in the middle of nowhere going to extract that stuck pill from a very ill patient?

    • Maranatha says:

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      What would you do logically? If you can, induce vomiting.

      If a pill gets ito the lungs as sometimes happens with food, that can be serious. The small bit of food will gradually be swept outthrough dust cells and mucus. A pill won’t but will break down and can cause a chemical burn.
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  26. CoinCrusher says:

    I can’t to the other benefits but I can tell you directly that when I started using CBD oil 2 years ago (spring 2017) I was able to reduce my pain medication intake by 75%. My doctor thought I was getting drugs from someone else because a 3 months supply (max. they can prescribe overall on refills) it now lasts an entire year. When I told him why I hadn’t been in to get my refills he then spent a couple hours with me talking about the CBD oil; wanting to know exactly how it was working. I’m still depresssed but that’s only because I’ve lost everything I built over 40 years to an employee’s embezzlement; no pill can fix that. IF, IF you can afford it, because REAL CBD oil is not cheap, take CBD oil. BTW, there’s no such thing as a “deal” with CBD oil; there is too much cost in what material must be processed and the process cost itself. I have been as straight edge as they come for my entire life (currently 60 yo), but this plant was put on this earth for a reason; and I don’t intend waste its benefits. The Cannabis plant is definitely a higher power sent plant. Leave the medical benefits out of the equation and it still is probably THE most versatile plant on earth. As for the medical uses; it’s almost an unlimited equation.