What is Cannabidiol (CBD)?


Cannabis has been safely used as a medicine for over 3,500 years. Decades ago cannabis was a legitimate medication prescribed by doctors and dispensed by pharmacies around the world. Made Illegal in the 1930’s, Cannabis was considered to have no medicinal qualities. It was also thought to be highly addictive to users, and portrayed in the media as the devil’s drug. Films such as “Reefer madness” scared people into thinking that Cannabis is dangerous, a thought that is still prevalent today. The truth is not yet public knowledge.

Cannabidiol (CBD), along with THC are two of more than 60 cannabinoids unique to the cannabis plant. CBD and THC are usually the most common cannabinoids and are therefore the most widely studied.


What Does CBD Do?
The National Cancer Institute has studies that show CBD may have a protective effect against cancer. This review includes research investigating the benefits of CBD treatment for a variety of cancers, including breast, colorectal, and lung cancers.

CBD and the Entourage Affect

CBD can be made from medical marijuana or industrial hemp plants. CBD from hemp plants is pure CBD while from marijuana plants it will have varying concentrations of THC, CBD, and all the other cannabinoids. We choose to use a whole plant extract rather than pure CBD from hemp due to the “entourage effect”.

When all natural components within the plants interact together this produces a stronger influence then any of the individual components alone. This synergy allows each compound to amplify each other's effects. We see that one plus one plus one now equals 3.


How Does CBD Work?
The endocannabinoid system is a central regulatory system that affects a wide range of biological processes in the body. This system consists of a group of receptors that are widely distributed through the body termed CB1 and CB2, and are most prominent in the brain and immune system. This system affects a wide variety of biological processes and experts believe that it’s overall function is to regulate homeostasis. Disease is simply a result of some aspect of failure in achieving homeostasis making the endocannabinoid system a unique target for medical applications.

What are the Medical Applications?

Research has identified an over expression of cannabinoid receptors in the tumor cells of various cancers (lung, liver, breast and prostate) and that tumor growth can be inhibited and even reversed when cannabinoids are administered. CBD especially is a potent inhibitor of cancer cell proliferation, metastasis, and tumor growth. Experts believe that the over expression of cannabinoid receptors is an indicator of the endocannabinoid system’s role as a biological defense system, providing strong support for the use of medical marijuana. Current evidence points to the endocannabinoid system as being a potential therapeutic target for a long list of disorders.

Scientific Support & Reference Citations

See the following chart for THC and CBD medical uses.
 Ailment THC CBD
Relieves Pain

Kills or slows bacteria growth

Reduces blood sugar levels

Reduces vomiting and nausea

Reduces seizures and convulsion

Reduces Inflammation

Reduces risk of artery blockage

Inhibits cell growth in tumors/cancer cells

Treats psoriasis

Tranquilizing/Used to manage psychosis

Suppresses muscle spasms

Relieves anxiety

Stimulates appetite
Promotes bone growth

 

Modulates function in the immune system

Reduces contractions in small intestines

Protects nervous system degeneration

These statements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration. CaliFuzion, LLC makes no claims meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting ANY medical treatment or before using any medical product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Source: SC Labs