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Marijuana is commonly associated with weight gain, not weight loss. While it is true that THC can increase appetite and give you the “munchies,” CBD is actually believed to have the opposite effect. If weight loss is a goal of yours, check out these 3 Ways CBD Can Help You Lose Weight!

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most popular cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant. Unlike THC, which is the cannabinoid that will get you “high,” CBD does not produce psychoactive effects. With that being said, it is still capable of a vast array of medicinal benefits. One of these potential benefits is helping you lose some excess weight!

Ways CBD Can Help You Lose Weight

Increases Metabolism

Primary studies have found that CBD may play a role in speeding up your metabolism, thus increasing your rate of weight loss. Your metabolism is the process responsible for converting food to energy. The faster it is, the more calories you burn, and the more weight you can lose.

Improves Focus, Positivity, and Energy

Marijuana is commonly believed to bring you down and chill you out. Most people don’t think of it as an “upper,” but that is usually because they’re thinking of THC, not CBD. THC often makes the user feel relaxed, drowsy, and unfocused. CBD, on the other hand, can increase focus and boost positivity, often times allowing you to make healthier choices throughout the day. This can assist the weight loss process.

Furthermore, one study has determined that CBD may be wake-promoting. Instead of making you feel sleepy, it can actually increase energy levels. This can help you be more active throughout the day.

Reduced Pain and Stress

When you workout out at a moderate or high-intensity, you’re more prone to being tired and sore in the following days. The pain-relieving capabilities of CBD may be able to speed-up recovery and decrease post-workout soreness. This will allow you to get back in the gym sooner, potentially increasing the rate of weight loss even further.

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Obesity is a serious health problem that can lead to many other health issues (diabetes, depression, etc…) Speak to your doctor today, about choosing the right healthy-eating and exercise program for you. When combined with these two things, CBD can help you lose weight faster.

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Call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online, if you’re interested in becoming a Florida medical marijuana card holder.

On its own, CBD may quite possibly be one of the most beneficial substances out there. It’s no surprise that the ever-growing marijuana industry has began to capitalize on CBD. It’s important for you to understand, however, that not all CBD products are created equal.

These days, you can find “CBD” products in gas stations, drug stores, bars, and several other random locations. The problem is that most of these products are not 100% natural, and can contain dangerous chemicals that are potentially harmful to your health.

Not All CBD Products Are Created Equal

Even if a product claims to be 100% natural, studies and tests have found other added ingredients. Some of these come in shockingly large concentrations. For this reason, we want to make sure you understand what you could be getting if you buy “CBD” products from these unlicensed places.

Dextromethorphan (DXM)

This substance is a cough suppressant, that can be found in most over the counter cough medicines. Although it is an effective cough suppressant in the correct doses, it can be extremely dangerous if used in high quantities and/or for a prolonged period of time.

DXM has a long history of recreational abuse, as it can produce psychoactive effects, like euphoria, if taken in large doses or combined with other ingredients. DXM is responsible for approximately 6000 emergency room visits annually.

Long term use or overdose can cause decreased respiratory function, elevated heart rate & blood pressure, psychosis, seizures, insomnia, dysphoria, coma, and even death.

5F-ADB

This would be a grouping of synthetic cannabinoids, better known as K2 or Spice. Synthetic cannabinoids stimulate the body’s endocannabinoid system. These substances are illegal in most places.

5F-ADB typically makes the user feel drowsy and disoriented. Over time, these synthetic cannabinoids can cause nausea, fear, loss of bodily control, and problems breathing.  5F-ADB has been linked to dozens of overdoses and deaths.

Melatonin

While melatonin is a naturally-produced chemical in the body, many consumers do not expect to find it in their “100% CBD” products. Melatonin is the hormone that tells your body to go to sleep. It’s dangerous to take a melatonin supplement without knowledge, because it can not only make you drowsier than normal, but also raise blood sugar and blood pressure in some people.  

Companies decided to add it into the products after claiming that consumers requested it. One test determined that the concentration of melatonin in hundreds of products was much greater than the concentration of CBD.

Widely Unregulated

You may be asking yourself, how do they get away with it? Well, the truth is, the CBD market is pretty much unregulated. In order to avoid these dangerous substances, don’t get your CBD products from gas stations, drug stores, etc.

These products are clearly very dangerous and have no pharmacological data to prove them to be neither effective nor safe.

If you are searching for relief, CBD may be able to help. Going through the appropriate channels will allow you to get all-natural products from trusted manufacturer’s.

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If you’re interested in becoming a medical marijuana card holder, call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online, today. We can connect you with trustworthy, quality CBD products.

As we get older, our bodies begin to deteriorate. From blood pressure medication to arthritic pain, we develop needs for prescription drugs. Although these drugs can be highly-effective at treating the conditions that come with aging, they can also be potentially dangerous. For this reason, more and more senior citizens are switching to CBD oil, in place of these prescription drugs.

Reasons Why Senior Citizens are Switching to CBD Oil

Less Pills

The older that we get, the more medications we are put on in order to maintain homeostasis within the body. While different ailments usually require separate prescription medications, CBD oil is able to treat a wide range of symptoms. This means that we can reduce the number of pills we have to take, simply by choosing CBD oil instead.

Less Side Effects

Prescription drugs can produce negative side effects on their own, but it can be even worse when  several prescriptions are combined. When compared to the side effects of common medications, the side effects of CBD are much more rare (and less severe.)

Non-Addictive

There are some prescriptions that are more addictive than others. One example are painkillers. These drugs, often used for bone or joint pain, can be highly-addictive. CBD is not only extremely effective at treating chronic pain, but also non-addictive, making it a much safer option.

Easy to Use

Pills can sometimes be hard to swallow. Plus, many elderly patients find themselves struggling to maintain an appetite. As you know, most prescriptions must be taken with food, making it difficult for some elderly patients. Aside from being an effective treatment, CBD can be used without practically any effort at all. It can be put in beverages or food, and begin treating symptoms immediately.

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Clearly, there are several good reasons why senior citizens are switching the CBD Oil. This natural medication may be right for you, too! If you’re interested in becoming a Marijuana Doctor patient, call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online.

Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, has gained a tremendous amount of support for it’s safe, effective, and non-intoxicating medical benefits. This popularity has led many people to ask, “Why is CBD illegal if it’s non-psychoactive?”

The answer is actually quite simple. The DEA still classifies CBD as a Schedule 1 drug. This puts it in the same category as heroin, cocaine, etc… This scheduling makes it nearly impossible to conduct the medical studies needed to reschedule the drug and make it legal.

What is CBD?

CBD is one of the most well-known cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, right behind THC. It is capable of treating a plethora of different illnesses and symptoms, including and related to anxiety, depression, epilepsy, inflammation, pain, and more! Perhaps one of the biggest explanations for CBD’s rise to popularity is that it can treat these conditions, without getting you high.

While the CBD market has grown considerably in the last several years, many hemp-based CBD products that can be found in stores are technically still considered illegal in the eyes of the government. It’s important to note that it is highly unlikely that these agencies would pursue individual consumers. They are much more interested in pursuing producers and retailers.

How did it Become Illegal?

CBD became illegal with the marijuana prohibition, back in the 1930’s. This prohibition, however, was built on a mountain of lies and misunderstanding.

During the Nixon presidency, politicians told all sorts of lies about the plant. This was an effort to gain support for the movement, by creating fear and misunderstanding. They also used it as a way to make it easier to arrest people of color and anti-war activists. One of Nixon’s top advisors, John Ehrlichman, said, “Did we know we were lying about the drugs? Of course we did.”

Why is CBD Illegal if it’s Non-Psychoactive?

The fears and misconceptions brought about during the Nixon era, are issues that we’re still dealing with today. The fact that CBD is still illegal is largely due to ignorance at the federal level. Many lawmakers still buy into the lies and misconceptions.

Another big part of the issue, is the cost and barriers that researchers have to deal with to even get the product to the FDA for approval. It’s a very long and very expensive road. Perhaps the most frustrating part about it, is the fact that we’re stuck in this vicious circle of the DEA saying it’s illegal, which creates barriers for researchers. The drug cannot be rescheduled without in-depth research proving it has medical potential, but because it’s illegal, the research can’t be done.

A shining light on this whole situation is the fact that one CBD-based medication, Epidiolex, used to treat Epilepsy, has passed FDA approval. CBD has been proven to offer medicinal benefits. This may force the DEA’s hand to reschedule the drug once and for all.

The takeaway? Keep the faith. It’s only a matter of time before medical (and recreational) marijuana is available to every adult in the United States.

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Luckily for us, medical marijuana (including CBD) is legal in the state of Florida. If you’re a Florida resident and feel that you may be a good candidate for medical marijuana, call us at (844) 442-0362 or schedule your free consultation online, today.