Vitality Health CBD Life Elixir
Introducing CBD Life Elixirs from Vitality Health CBD!
Life Elixirs come fortified with BioPrime™ nanoparticle delivery technology making them up to 100X more BioAvailable than similar sublingual delivery CBD tinctures. Vitality Health CBD Life Elixirs are are based in medium chain triglyceride (MCT) oil for maximum effect, are comprised of 100% certified organic base ingredients and contain no Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) the psychoactive ingredient found in Cannabis. All Vitality Health CBD tinctures are enhanced with 100% organic, Canadian grown industrial hemp derived Cannabidiol (CBD).
Industrial Hemp has been used by people from all over the world for thousands of years now. In fact, the history of the hemp plant dates as far back as 12,000 B.C. It is a well known fact that the first written languages were transcribed on hemp paper, many of the first woven articles of clothing were made entirely of hemp fiber and many natural health products were produced from extractions of hemp flowers. Scientific and clinical research suggests industrial hemp derived CBD could be a potential treatment for many conditions includingPTSD, chronic pain, antibiotic-resistant infections, arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, MS, schizophrenia, depression, epilepsy, and other neurological disorders.
CBD Effects and Side Effects
Everyone is talking about the amazing things that CBD can do and how well CBD works, but what’s really going on in your body and what are the potential side effects of CBD? When taken correctly, CBD offers relief from a great many ailments but is there such a thing as too much CBD in our systems? To find the answers to these questions, it would be beneficial to take a look at what actual effects CBD has on the body.
CBD is the first cannabinoid that was identified by scientists back in 1940, but it is actually one of over 100 cannabinoids that are found in the cannabis plant. CBD is a member of the phytocannbinoid family, meaning it is produced and stored in plants. Cannabis is not the only plant that produces cannabinoids. The Cacao plant produces the cannabinoid anandamide, which is a neurotransmitter that helps regulate pain, mood, memory, and appetite. Chocolate can also give people the same euphoric feeling that comes from strenuous exercise. It is important to understand that CBD and other cannabinoids can affect chemical processes in the brain because it helps us make sense of the Endocannabinoid System, which is the largest system of nerve receptors in our body.
The Endocannabinoid System can be found in all animals including Humans. This system is comprised of two Endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-arachidonoyglycerol (2-AG) that work as neurotransmitters for the two sets of receptors in the system, CB1 and CB2. “The CB1 receptor is expressed pre-synaptically at both glutaminergic and GABAergic interneurons and, in effect, acts as a neuromodulator to inhibit release of glutamate and GABA. Repeated administration of receptor agonists may result in receptor internalization and/ or a reduction in receptor protein signalling. The inverse agonist MK-9470 makes it possible to produce in vivo images of the distribution of CB1 receptors in the human brain with positron emission tomography.”1 The CB2 receptor “Initial investigation of CB2 receptor expression patterns focused on the presence of CB2 receptors in the peripheral tissues of the immune system and found CB2 receptor mRNA is found throughout tissues of the spleen, tonsils, and thymus gland. Northern blot analysis further indicates the expression of the CNR2 gene in immune tissues, where they are primarily responsible for mediating cytokine release. These receptors were primarily localized on immune cells such as monocytes, macrophages, B-cells, and T-cells.”2 As you can see, the Endocannabinoid System controls a great many physiological processes in our body. By binding to the receptors and modulating neurotransmitter release and absorption, Cannabinoids like Anandamide, 2AG, CBD, and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are able to return the receptors and the body as a whole, to a state of homeostasis. It is good to remember that 2AG and CBD’s effects are non-psychoactive because it means that we can use CBD to gain the benefits we were looking for, without the hallucinogenic effects of THC and Anandamide. Because of the location of the CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body, CBD has shown positive results in chronic and acute pain management, mood stabilization and stress relief, improved sleep, reduction of joint pain and inflammation, and reduced skin irritation and itching but this just scratches the surface.
With all of the effects CBD has on our system, many people have moved to using it to treat several ailments including Anxiety, Depression, Cancer treatment related symptoms, Epilepsy, Multiple Sclerosis, high blood pressure, Diabetes, and many more. As research continues, it is thought that the list of ailments and conditions will grow and CBD’s effects will be better understood. CBD also counteracts the effects of THC, which is good because there is a great number of people who are using THC for pain management, as well. Having a ratio of CBD to THC that is higher on the CBD side, almost eliminates the psychoactive effects, allowing a larger cross section of sufferers to add a minimal level of THC to help alleviate pain and gain THC’s Cancer fighting abilities. CBD effects all animals in the same way as humans and there are an increasing number of people using CBD to improve the health and quality of life for their pets. The effects of CBD on pets are the same as they are for humans, so it is a great way to stimulate appetite, reduce aggressive behaviour, reduce inflammation of joints, reduce anxiety, fight cancer, and reduce nausea. All of these ailments in pets are currently being fought with pharmaceuticals and that has the same effects on their bodies as it does humans. These drugs can also be very costly and with the very small dose size needed for most pets, this also helps to ensure that pets get the care and attention that they need. It is very easy to stop paying for drugs for your pet because it gets too costly but CBD’s effect and inexpensive cost ensure that our pets get needed relieve as well.
This all sounds good and in most cases it is, but like every medication that we put in our bodies, there are potential side effects. Reported CBD side effects are:
-Change in mood
-Diarrhea (caused by a reaction to MCT carrier oil in some people)
-Changes in appetite
-Increased Heart Rate
This is a very short list however, and most people who report the side effects are willing to endure them in order to get the benefits of CBD. They are all non-life threatening and other than increased heart rate, have very minimal effect on your body, unlike prescription drugs, that have a long list of potentially life threatening side effects. One of the other facts to note is that no one has overdosed from the over-administration of CBD. There are people taking 10mg a day and finding relieve and there are people taking a few hundred mg’s a day. Your system simply flushes any excess away and keeps what it needs to complete the task. There are reports that taking too much CBD can reduce it’s effectiveness however, so it is better to start at the smallest suggested dose and increase until you feel the relieve you were looking for. If at any point during your scaled increase, you feel like the effects of the CBD are diminishing, try reducing the dose to bring you back to where you need to be.