What is the Endocannabinoid System?
Cannabis has been at the center of one of the most exciting developments in modern science. Research on cannabis and hemp has led directly to the discovery of a previously unknown biochemical communication system in the human body, the Endocannabinoid System. (ECS) The ECS plays an important role in regulating our Physical and emotional wellbeing. The ECS receptors respond to cannabinoid compounds that our bodies make and are found in cannabis and hemp. Research shows that cannabis contains compounds that may help treat a range of illnesses or symptoms by working with the ECS. Cannabinoids and other components in cannabis can modulate many systems in the human brain and body. More than 100 cannabinoids have been identified in this plant. The most studied molecules are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and those are being studied most extensively.
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol or CBD is a component of the cannabis plant that may have enormous therapeutic potential. It doesn’t make people feel high like THC. CBD continues to gain extensive interest from scientists and health professionals. Many people are using CBD products to treat a wide range of conditions. The testimonials include help with chronic pain, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and more. Academic research centers around the world are currently studying the effects of CBD on these and other ailments. Scientists refer to CBD as a compound that helps aids in therapeutic benefits in many different ways while tapping into how we function physiologically and biologically on a deep level. Extensive pre-clinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD may have strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuro-protective qualities. Cannabidiol appears to change gene expression and may be helpful in removing beta amyloid plaque, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, from brain cells.
What’s The Best Way to USE CBD?
The best delivery system is one that provides an optimal dose for a desired duration with few unwanted aside effects. Ortesia specializes in topical applications, which CDB with CBD isolates are particularly effective. The time of onset and duration of effect vary depending on the individual. When applied topically on a regular basis the effects can be continuous without interruption. The effects can typically last for a couple of hours.
Can I get High?
There are two primary types of CBD extracts used in CBD products. There are full spectrum oil extracts and isolates. Full Spectrum Oils are useful in and products to be ingested bringing in the full profile of the plant. Isolates have very small cells and with pure effective formulation absorb through the skin very effectively. Both full spectrum oils and isolates can be refined to test for ZERO THC. All of Ortesia’s topical creams are made with isolates from certified industrial organic hemp and test ZERO THC. You will not get high on these products or fail a drug test for THC.
What’s the Right Dose?
Interest in CBD is huge and growing, particularly among new consumers who don’t want to get high. But many health professionals have little experience with cannabis therapeutics and have a hard time guiding people in this area. An effective dosage may range from as little as a few milligrams of CBD. A small amount or Ortesia product goes a long way. Use small amounts over the course of the day and observe the effects. If necessary adjust the amount to get the relief you are seeking. CBD has no known adverse side effects, but “Less is more” and “More Often” is often the case with respect to CBD therapy.
What to Look For?
Look for products with clear labels showing the quantity and a manufacturing date, and a batch number for quality control. Select products with quality ingredients: No corn syrup, trans fats, GMOs, artificial additives, thinning agents or preservatives. CBD products should be lab tested for potency and purity. Make sure the product is manufactured in a facility with quality control and lab testing requirements.