CBD is all the rage right
now. And rightly so! Its phenomenal effects have been well-documented
for many patients for many conditions in many studies.
CBD can even be used effectively in the treatment of Lyme disease and for symptom reduction for Lyme disease. So, Dr. Richey recommends CBD for Lyme disease from Joy Organics - just love that name!
discussing more about CBD products, it is important to know some basic
scientific information about cannabis, cannabinoids, CBD, THC, hemp and
marijuana. Yes, it may be a bit dry and boring, but it is essential in understanding why Dr. Richey
recommends CBD for Lyme disease from Joy Organics.
Let's get started!
Cannabis is a plant consisting of three strains: C. sativa, C. indica, and C. ruderalis.
Historically, C. sativa plants grew tall quickly and yielded more fiber. Conversely, C. indica plants were shorter and bushier. Thus, C. sativa plants were cultivated for industrial applications while C. indica plants were cultivated for medicinal purposes. C. ruderalis is rarely used now.
Most modern plants are now hybrids of C. sativa and C. indica. In general, it is helpful to think about cannabis as hemp and marijuana strains based on their CBD and THC content.
The primary chemical constituents
of plant cannabis are called phytocannabinoids.
Phyto is a prefix that refers to plants.
The main phytocannabinoids
are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).
Other phytocannabinoids are cannabichromene (CBC), cannabinol (CBN), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabidivarin (CBDv), and delta-9-tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv).
Terpenoids and flavonoids
called cannaflavins are additional chemicals found in cannabis.
Many other chemical components in cannabis provide synergistic properties.
Our bodies make endocannabinoids
which interact with our endocannabinoid receptors located throughout our bodies
in order to regulate various physiological actions. Essentially, these endocannabinoids are
The phytocannabinoids from
plants can hijack these same endocannabinoid receptors.
CBD is the primary medicinal
cannabinoid, which means that it can improve your health. Specifically, CBD is beneficial for many
disorders by reducing inflammation and preventing free radical damage. Specifically, CBD helps the immune system which is important for Lyme disease.
THC is the primary psychoactive
cannabinoid, which means that it can make you “high.” However, THC also possesses some medicinal
benefits when used in conjunction with CBD.
Terpenoids work with
cannabinoids to kill bacteria, to diminish anxiety and depression, to decrease
inflammation, and to reduce pain.
Cannaflavins are significantly reduce inflammation, prevent free radical damage, and promote adequate glutathione levels (which strengthens the immune system, improves detoxification, and increases antioxidation).
CBD for Lyme disease and even neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and even autoimmune diseases just makes sense!
Patients with these medical conditions have significant inflammation and free radical damage. Their immune systems are malfunctioning. Toxins are accumulating. Pain is proliferating.
They just want to feel better.
Thankfully, CBD from hemp may help these patients diminish their symptoms and improve their quality of life, but no guarantees - got to have a disclaimer!
Always wean up as tolerated in order to avoid herxing and side effects.
Hemp is the non-narcotic version of cannabis with high amounts of CBD and extremely low amounts of THC (generally less than 0.3%).
Marijuana is the narcotic version of cannabis with low amounts of CBD and high amounts of THC (generally up to 30%).
Both hemp and marijuana possess medicinal properties due to their cannabinoids and other chemical constituents.
CBD is legal in all fifty states, but THC is generally illegal in most states.
The most effective medicinal combination is cannabis plants with high amounts of CBD and with some THC. But this combination is generally illegal except in states that have legalized medical marijuana.
Even if you go through the hassle to obtain and if you use medical marijuana legally, you may still be liable if the presence of THC is found in your blood after a traffic accident or you may still lose your job if THC is found in your blood during employment drug screens.
Thus, many people opt for the use of THC-free products high in CBD.
So, you have decided that
you want to try CBD for Lyme disease or another medical condition. But,
what company do you choose? There are so
many companies out there these days and more are coming to the market
daily. Some of these products are high quality, but others are not.
Fortunately, Dr. Richey has thoroughly
evaluated the market for you. After
considerable research for the best THC-free CBD for Lyme disease, Dr. Richey
discovered Joy Organics. She has chosen
Joy Organics for herself, and she recommends these products for you, too.
In summary, she chose Joy Organics for the following reasons which are discussed more below.
Many products on the
market just contain CBD only, but the best product is phytocannabinoid-rich (PCR)
hemp without THC. Joy Organics contain the broad spectrum
of healing compounds (CBDs, terpenoids, and canniflavins) which work
synergistically to produce the entourage effect where the total effect is
greater than the sum of the individual components.
Also, their concentration of PCR is up to ten times the concentration of CBD that is found in generic hemp which means more value for you.
Many variables determine the
effect of the CBD including human factors, product factors and plant factors. Thus, dosing will be different for each
person no matter what company produces the CBD products.
Because each person has
unique characteristics, each person will react differently. Especially important factors are the amount
and sensitivities of the endocannabinoid receptors in the body. Also, a person who is sick with Lyme disease,
coinfections, biotoxin illness such as mold or a person who is filled with
toxins will require lower doses. Always wean up as tolerated because herxing is a possibility.
Also, the bioavailability
of PCR in each product can be significant.
For example, vaping can be almost instantaneous, tinctures may take
about 20 minutes, and capsules will be longer at about 30-60 minutes.
In addition, Joy Organics
uses water-soluble nanoemulsion technology for their capsules which allows CBD
to be contained in tiny droplets about 25 nanometers which are easily absorbed
and quickly utilized. Other competitors
have larger size particles anywhere between 100 and 1000 nanometers. Thus, absorption of capsules from Joy Organics
is much more effective and economical.
Because of the variability in bioavailability, it is always best to start with a low dose and a low concentration, and to wean up slowly until the desired effect is noticed.
Dr. Richey highly suggests that you check out their Ultimate Guide to CBD Oil which is really a mini-book with 5 complete chapters! Lots of answers to your questions about CBD!
Also, they maintain a huge CBD blog on their website with so much pertinent information.
Inquiring minds always want to learn more!
This young company already has a huge selection of CBD products with plans to add so much more! You have a lot of options to choose!
CBD Oil Tinctures in 4 strengths and 4 flavors
CBD Soft Gels in 2 strengths
CBD Salve in 2 strengths
CBD Energy Drink Mix in Happy Berry Flavor
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