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 CBD 

 

There’s a pretty serious amount of negative stigma attached to anything involving cannabis.  This is unfortunate, because as research is pointing out, we humans can benefit from a number of chemicals found in the cannabis and hemp plants.  One of the most exciting is CBD, which is short for Cannabidiol.  CBD is non-psychoactive, meaning you will not get “high” from consuming it.  Because our brains have a natural endocannabinoid system, we’re pre-wired for the chemical, and it has some pretty amazing effects.

From various studies, CBD has been shown to be:

  • Anti-psychotic

  • Analgesic

  • Anti-anxiety

  • Anti-cancer

  • Anti-seizure

Additionally, a 2014 Stanford study of 19 sets of parents (who were using CBD enriched cannabis to treat their children’s epileptic seizures) found that 86 percent reported a reduction in their child’s seizures.  Of these, 42 percent reported an 80 percent reduction in seizure frequency, 32 percent reported a 25-60 percent reduction in frequency, and 11 percent reported a complete cessation of seizures.   Another study found that of 23 patients taking Epidiolex, a 98 percent CBD extract, 39 percent had more than a 50 percent reduction in seizures.  

If you're just looking for something to take the edge off sore muscles or a light headache, check out out "Aches" vaporizer pen from Wildflower.  It's infused with rosemary and peppermint oils to increase its effectiveness.

As a personal aside, I've found CBD to be immensely helpful as a sleep aid.  I usually tell people I sleep "like a sack of bricks" after taking 1 pill of CBD.  I don't do this every night, but if my sleep cycle gets a little out of whack I won't hesitate to push the reset button by taking some CBD.

This stuff, (the bottle shown above) is what I usually take to reset my sleep cycle, but I know a number of people who use it as a general pain-killer, and one fellow who takes advantage of its anti-anxiety properties. 

Be sure to check out our full line of Wildflower products and find out what works for you!

 

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