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Cannabidiol (CBD), has been making it’s way around the internet as of late. I see ads on social media as well as a plethora of celebrities touting their own personal CBD brand.
So What Exactly Is CBD?
To put it simply (and I’m definitely a simple guy) the cannabis plant contains all sorts of benefits. There are countless chemical reactions occurring within this beneficial plant; many of which scientists are currently in the process of exploring. However, we are just scratching the surface when it comes to understanding what this plant has to offer us.
The cannabis plant, simplified, is broken up into two main substances. One is CBD (cannabidiol) and the other is THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
THC is what contributes to the High feeling experienced when smoking cannabis. CBD is responsible for helping users with issues such as pain, anxiety, discomfort, stress, and more. CBD contains zero psycho-active/ high causing chemicals and is legal in all 50 U.S. States. Nope… you won’t fail a piss test if you use 100% CBD.
CBD is available in many forms. Here are a few of those products:
- Smokable CBD (leaf, flower)
- Vaping CBD
- Liquid CBD (mix it in whatever drink you want)
- Gummy Bears (tasty!)
- Dog Treats
- Cat Treats
- Lip Balm
- Skin Moisturizer
- Powdered CBD
- Protein Powder
CBD With My 75 Year Old Dad:
My dad was suffering from sciatica. He is a tough, old school Portuguese man, so when I saw him grimace from pain… well, that was just a shitty feeling. I knew that I didn’t have many options when it came to what supplementation my dad would accept. But I wanted to get him using CBD.
If I told my dad that I was going to give him CBD from a marijuana plant, he would object, and I’m keeping it Rated PG here. So I just called it a tea that he needed to try. His doctor was suggesting that he consume more liquids so dad agreed to try my tea. I took all the labels off of the CBD and told my mom how many drops to add to dad’s daily tea.
It had been a week since I left the CBD at my parents home. I was back for a visit and I noticed a change. Dad was walking a little taller, walking more in general and I didn’t notice that horrible grimace; which felt like it penetrated my spine when I saw it last. When I asked my mom, she smiled and said that she was giving him, my tea, twice per day.
There was certainly no placebo effect here… CBD was helping my dad.
My dog Manchester lived until he was 14 years old. He was my best buddy for every second of those years. As Manchester turned 13 years old, I noticed a change. He was grumpy, seemed to always be agitated and… he tried to bite me on a daily basis! My freaking Best Friend of 13 years, wanted to bite me everyday. I had to do something.
CBD was a supplement that was on my mind. I didn’t give it to Manchester earlier because the stuff isn’t cheap. But once I felt that Manchester needed CBD, price was the last thing on my mind. I started with CBD dog treats. Manchester was a picky eater but luckily, he enjoyed the treats. Within a few days, I noticed Manchester becoming calmer. He was not back to normal but he was better. I decided to up his dosage.
Along with the dog treats, I began supplementing Manchester’s meals with CBD extract. I started with a few drops, waited a couple days for his reaction, and adjusted from there. Within a week, Manchester was becoming Manchester again. He was more relaxed, jumped around when company came over, took his naps is complete comfort and… He didn’t want to bite me! Well, at least not nearly as much.
Until the day that Manchester passed, he consumed CBD. I know that CBD made all the difference in the world when it came to my grumpy old man’s last day’s. He was comfortable, on a daily basis, and that was all that I needed to feel. After all, there wasn’t much that I could do.
A few months after Manchester left us, my Pit bull Bruno was diagnosed with lymphoma, the horrible one. It was a shock and hearing the news was like getting shot in the chest.
Initially, Bruno was acting his usual self. But after a few weeks of chemo treatment, he was lethargic at best. Almost immediately, my wife and I began supplementing Bruno’s diet with CBD. We continually searched for the best CBD that we could get our hands on and made sure that Bruno received his daily dosage.
Once again, the results were undeniable. To his last day, Bruno was jumping up on the couch, barking whenever someone was at the door, hanging with me in my HQ, going on long walks (his favorite thing) and most importantly, he was pain free.
Since CBD has recently become legal in the United States, companies are popping up out of no where with the latest and greatest offerings. Just keep in mind that not all CBD is created equally. Because CBD is the new thing at the moment, not every company has your best interest in mind.
One of the companies that I buy from and would recommend to you is Joy Organics. Their products are top quality and they have the diverse studies to backup the quality of their goods. The studies and all factsheets are available for viewing on their website.
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If you are on the fence about giving CBD a try, my advice is to do it. There are no harmful effects from CBD use. The worse that could happen is that you wont experience any benefits from it. So in my eyes, you have very little to lose and all to gain.
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