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A Chiropractor’s Guide to CBD Oil

CBD is shaking up the world. The CBD market is forecasted to grow to 2.1 billion dollars by 2021 (Forbes) as health care professionals all around the country begin to embrace what many of their customers already have; that CBD has many benefits that improve quality of life, and is a daily supplement that can help with pain relief, tension, anxiety, and more.

At Fresh Farms CBD, many of our clients are of the baby boomer variety that wants another option for pain relief. We often get complaints about traditional products not working, or causing too many side effects. We hear first-hand the frustrations of those that are simply looking for an option that will let them go about their day like a normal person, without pain. With our CBD oils and balms, they find perfection in nature and it’s ability to provide relief.

A Brief Explanation of CBD

CBD (cannabidiol) is a cannabinoid extracted from cannabis plants. While CBD derived from marijuana has high levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the CBD extracted from hemp does not. Your patients benefit from supporting their endocannabinoid system, with no risk of THC intoxication.

The exogenous cannabinoids in CBD mimic the naturally occurring endocannabinoids, anandamide, and 2-ag, both essential to the functioning of the nervous systems. By supplementing endocannabinoid deficiencies, communication and balance are potentially restored to the body.

CBD Works with the Endocannabinoid System

While the endocannabinoid system is a relatively new field of study, you may be aware of the critical role this network of neurotransmitters and receptors play in the normal functioning of the central and peripheral nervous systems. This complex system is responsible for regulating almost every vital system in the body. Some of the processes regulated by the endocannabinoid system include:

  • Pain perception
  • Stress responses
  • Neuroprotection
  • Metabolism and thermal regulation
  • Learning and memory
  • Muscle movement
  • Immune system responses
  • Circulation and digestive processes
  • Reproductive systems

Since the endocannabinoid system regulates so many essential functions, some researchers suspect endocannabinoid deficiencies may be the cause of many health conditions.

The Benefits of Providing CBD to the Endocannabinoid System

CBD from hemp is showing remarkable potential in laboratory and animal studies. In these studies, CBD has shown to provide anxiolytic, antiemetic, anti-inflammatory, and antipsychotic properties. Thus, CBD is often used for pain relief, to reduce stress and anxiety, and to combat sickness and diseases that are the result of inflammation.

CBD does not affect the heart rate or alter psychological functions. By supplementing the endocannabinoid system, or alleviating cannabinoid deficiencies, communication and balance can be restored to the body.

Safe Supplementation without Potentially Risky Pharmaceuticals 

Research shows that doses up to 1500 mg/ day are well tolerated by the human body, although starting at a much smaller dosage is typically recommended. The potential risks of side effects are much lower than pharmaceutical. They include:

  • Interaction with some medications
  • Dry mouth
  • Nausea
  • Psychomotor slowing

Even in high doses, CBD is considered safe and non-toxic, with no reported fatalities or serious side effects from CBD use.

Why choose Full-Spectrum CBD Oils?

A full-spectrum product contains all the plant terpenes and phytochemicals found in the original plant source. This also includes other potentially beneficial phytocannabinoids, unsaturated hydrocarbons, and the beneficial flavonoids of the original plant source. You will also find:

  • All 20 amino acids
  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • B complex vitamins
  • Vitamins C, E and A
  • Potassium and magnesium
  • Calcium and phosphorous
  • Iron and Zinc

It is believed that full- spectrum products facilitate an entourage effect, each component magnifies the benefits of the others. This is why we prefer Full Spectrum products rather than Cbd Isolates.

The Legality of CBD Supplements

While hemp was once banned alongside marijuana, the Agricultural Act of 2014 cleared the legal confusion by distinguishing between the two cannabis plants. The legal definition of hemp is a cannabis plant with less than 0.3 percent THC or less, trace amounts that can produce no intoxicating effects. The Drug Enforcement Administration no longer regulates hemp products, including CBD.

Although CBD is legal in almost all states, CBD companies are not able to provide legal advice regarding our products. We encourage you to continue your investigation of CBD and check for any restrictions issued by your state.

CBD will Benefit Your Patients and Your Practice

The rise of CBD into a $2.1 Billion Market by 2021 shows that the train is well on its way. Many chiropractors and wellness professionals have begun offering CBD products to their clients as a viable and safe option for relief. With our unique line of oils, vaporizers, balms, and edibles, Fresh Farms CBD is one of the leading quality