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      How CBD helped me deal with anxiety: Tale of an Indian Female

      How CBD helped me deal with anxiety: Tale of an Indian Female

      How CBD helped me deal with anxiety? Tale of an Indian Women.


      I’m 30-year-old women who suffers from Chronic social anxiety. This means that what for others would be a daily task of getting groceries, buying vegetables or taking delivery of online products would be big challenge for me. Anything that would require me interacting with other individuals would be a struggle I had to go through every day. When coming across a situation like this I wouldn’t be able to speak, the words would come to my mouth but I had great difficulty in speaking. My heart rate would go up, my breathing used to be heavy and my speech would come out stammered.


      This had profound implications in my daily life as well as professional career. As an IT professional we have to interact with fellow team mates and colleagues at work. Which gave me panic attacks. I was good at my job as long as I would be at my desk doing the tasks assigned to me. But the moment I had to convey something to my team lead or discuss something with a member of my team. I would find myself struggling for words and that would result in panic attacks. I saw others who had no issues and for them it would be just another social interaction. But for me I’d have complications and couldn’t socialize. As a result, I would avoid people as much as I can. I happened to go to lunch when I was sure that there would be less individuals to interact with. I couldn’t even express my self to the helpers who used to serve food, tell them that I preferred some other dish over what they would serve. So, I used to take whatever they served without making eye contact.


      All this together made others see me as an underconfident individual, so when time came for promotions or choosing a project lead, I never even made it to the list. Forget being chosen for it. This made my anxiety worse. I started forcing myself into social situations, but never the less I did the same thing there too and would come home feeling defeated and broken hearted. At times I felt that this life was not worth living but thanks to my friends I had enough support to keep going. Though I got no positive results I still kept going, telling myself it would get better with time.


      I had tough time explaining delivery personals my address, I couldn’t give them directions. Even though I could very well visualize everything in my head words never came out of my mouth. If I would go to the grocery store and ask for a Kg of rice and the grocer would mistakenly give me daal. I couldn’t even tell him that I needed rice, I would take the daal home and come back again for the rice. Every passing day was disheartening and difficult to deal with. My family never understood this issue even though I tried telling them they just told me its nothing and to keep going ahead saying its all in my head.


      Finding CBD and my research!

      The problems kept getting worse with each passing day, which made me try and find answers online. It led me to psychiatrist appointments and heavy medications which might have solved my problems, but all these came with side effects of their own.

      Than I came across CBD Oil research papers, which showed promising results for people suffering from anxiety. It was all natural and had little to no side effects. So, I thought I should give it a try. And I started looking for options to buy CBD in India. There were several products online, but it was all confusing and there was no exact detail as to what the bottle contained. Also, the legality of CBD oil had me worried if buying something from an unreliable source would get me in trouble with the authorities.

      BUYING CBD OIL?

      After thorough research I came across a website cbdstore.in and that’s when magic happened. I contacted the staff and found out that I had to consult a doctor. Unlike other sites which sold CBD, here I was given a chance to first explain what I needed it for to a professional in the medical field. That made me feel secure and comfortable that what I’m getting is from a trusted source.


      I immediately got on a call with Dr. Tahir, who was very understanding and listened to what I was going through on a daily basis. He made me understand the complexity of my problem. After going through the call, he recommended me CBD oil and told me about my dosage for the same. All the while explaining how it would work in my body and how it would help my body deal with these problems.


      The time I when the CBD oil finally reached my house and I was still struggling to speak to people. I some how took the delivery of the CBD oil and ran back home. I opened the package and was surprised to see that along with the CBD oil the store also included all the certifications and lab reports, which in detail mentioned each and every element present in the oil, which made me feel safe because I now knew what exactly was going in my body. I waited for the night to come, as I was told to take the dosage before I went to bed. I was excited as well as a little doubtful if this would really help. I took the CBD oil and went to bed.

      I woke up a new person. The morning itself I felt something had changed with in me. I was feeling exalted and happy to be waking up. I was looking forward to what was coming ahead. I cannot explain in words how that morning felt. I finally wanted to be part of this world and wanted to get on with doing something or the other. So, I thought why not give it a try and do something outside the house. I chose the smallest task. Getting milk, it had minimal interaction as I just had to take the bags to the counter and ask how much and pay through my phone.

      I dressed and went out, the fear within me was still there as I didn’t know what to expect. But here’s what happened. My breathing was stable, I could walk without feeling out of breath. I saw the shop and it had a few people shopping there, let me remind you that after seeing something like this I would just walk back home and comeback another time hoping there wouldn’t be anyone else but the shop keeper. But Now there were no physical abnormalities, No rapid breathing, No trembling hands or knees, no elevation of heartbeats. It all came down to just my fear which than felt like I could deal with. I went to the shop picked up milk and also went ahead with other veggies because no more I felt confused or awkward. I could just focus on task at hand without thinking about what lies ahead. Once I was done shopping I approached the vendor and still there was no sign of any physical problems so I went ahead and pushed myself to start small talk and ask about cilantro and man I was surprised that I didn’t fumble with my statement. My speech was smooth and to the point. Even the vendor was surprised normally I would never say a word and here I was asking him about his kid. The fear was still there but I could finally speak whatever was inside my head. I felt joy like never felt before. I paid the vendor and walked out smiling like a crazy person. This was others feel I thought, in 30 years of my life this was the first time I felt this.

      It was awesome, something that I could never do before I did and not only that thanks to CBD I felt like I wanted to do it again. And that was the day I went to the bakery, a stationary shop all in a single day without preparing or thinking about what time would have minimum people outside.

      I would like to give a big thank you to people at the CBD store for bringing CBD oil to people of India. I cannot express in words what it has done for me and my anxiety. I hope to apply this new-found confidence in my professional life too. 

      If you are reading this and having similar issues please contact people from CBD Store to find out what exactly you need and rest assured knowing that what you are getting is the real deal and is made by reliable source with 100% surety of quality. Hope it helps you as much as it helped me.

      This has been nothing short of a miracle for me

      CBD For PETS: Everything you need to know!

      CBD For PETS: Everything you need to know!

      Did you know that your canine friend possesses the same naturally-occurring endocannabinoid system that humans do?

      In this article, we are going to answer some of the common questions regarding the administration of CBD to pets, as well as take a look at some of the clinical trials that have gone a long way in showing how CBD can help in the treatment of some major illnesses.

      What is CBD?

      CBD or Cannabidiol is part of the cannabinoid family, a class of chemical compounds that is naturally found in the cannabis plant. CBD interacts with the body's endocannabinoid system, which helps the body maintain homeostasis. It is therefore a completely natural, plant-based medicinal extract that has absolutely no intoxicating effects and can work wonders in improving our quality of life and also in the treatment of a number of health conditions.

      How can CBD help your pets?

      The same Endocannabinoid system that is present in human beings exists within all animals and birds, reptiles and fish. Considering the similarity of endocannabinoid receptors in humans and animals, it makes sense that CBD could treat these conditions as effectively in dogs, cats, and other furry or feathery friends. It is a fact that a large number of illnesses in animals are associated with the Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (CEDC)- a condition that is treatable with cannabidiol (CBD).

      How does CBD work in pets?

      The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an interconnected chain of receptors that can be found in your dog’s brain, glands, nervous system and organs.

      All mammals rely on the endocannabinoid system to regulate immune response. CBD oil interacts with the CB1 and CB2 receptors in your dog’s body and acts as a natural neuroprotective agent with multiple health benefits. The cannabinoids in the oil open up two-way communication between endocannabinoid receptors to allow the body to either increase or decrease the immune response as needed. CBD oil is the natural way of regulating the system to maintain the perfect balance. The reason CBD seems to help modulate pain is that many dog’s bodies are deficient in cannabinoids. Supplementing with CBD increases cannabinoids in the body and restores the balance to the ECS.

      Is CBD safe for your pets?

      The effects of CBD come from its ability to stimulate the endocannabinoid system, which is involved in the regulation of several bodily functions. This organic system is found in every mammal on earth, meaning that many animals also possess it. This system is something that we share with our pets, and the differences are so minute that the effects of CBD on a human and the effects on an animal are extremely similar.

      The general fear for pet safety when being given CBD is associated with the fact that many people do not understand the key differences between CBD and THC. It is very easy to mix up the two, as they come from the same group of plants and are structurally very similar. At first glance, it would appear as though CBD could have psychoactive effects on your pet, similar to THC. However, this is not the case. The main difference between CBD and THC is that CBD does not have any intoxicating attributes. The feeling that THC gives us that we call a “high” is our body reacting to the psychoactive properties of the compound; and when ingested by pets, these effects can be dangerous or anxiety-inducing. We cannot stress enough on the fact that CBD lacks these psychoactive properties, and our pet tinctures are lab tested to ensure that less than 0.3% THC is included in the final product.

      As is the rule with human consumption of CBD, all of these products are meant to be used in moderation.

      How much CBD oil do I give my pets?

      There is no clear-cut single number that will tell you how much CBD you should be giving your pets. You should follow similar steps like those that you would follow when consuming your own CBD oil. Individual products will provide you with recommended serving sizes and instructions on how to administer their respective juices and oils to your pets. These product specific instructions are meant to set an average serving size for your furry friends.

      Determining a personal serving size with your pets will be a bit more difficult, because your pets cannot simply tell you how the recommended size is affecting them. Even physical indications from your pets may be too subtle to notice, so it is best to determine serving size based on their weight. The amount of CBD that your pet should consume will scale upward with its weight. Bigger, heavier animals will need larger portions of CBD to feel its effects as opposed to smaller, lighter animals.

      A Chihuahua and a Thoroughbred should not be taking the same amount of CBD. Generally, small pets should be given a portion of CBD either equal to or less than the recommended amount, while larger pets can be given portions equal to or larger than it.

      How is CBD administered to animals?

      CBD pet care products come in many of the same forms you're probably used to seeing for humans, including edibles (think: chewable treats and capsules), oils that can be added to food or placed under the tongue and topical creams or balms that are rubbed directly on the skin. CBD for pets mostly comes in the form of edible treats and simple tinctures with flavors that appeal to animals.

      Like the CBD products meant for humans, each of these CBD pet care product types appears to have a different effect on the body of dogs.

      First, consult with your veterinarian in order to ensure that CBD doesn’t interfere with your pet’s current medications or existing health conditions.

      Generally, it’s good to start small, and gradually increase the amount of CBD every week until you see the desired benefits.

      What is the difference between CBD for human consumption and CBD for pets?

      The major difference between your CBD and your pet’s CBD is that a product geared toward pets is going to provide a concentration of CBD more suited to their size and weight. Cannabidiol intake varies from person to person, as well as from animal to animal. One big factor in determining adequate CBD serving size is weight. Someone who weighs more is going to need more CBD in order to feel the same effects as someone who is lighter. Similarly, height can play a part in the effectiveness of CBD on humans and animals. A grandmother and a professional wrestler will be consuming different serving sizes of CBD, and comparisons like this can be made for animals as well. For these reasons, the CBD provided to your pet and the CBD provided to you are of very different concentrations.

      CBD meant for human consumption and CBD meant for animal consumption have much more in common than you may think. The similarities begin at the very point of cultivation; your CBD and your pet’s CBD are extracted from hemp plants in the same fashion. Whether the CBD comes as an isolate or as a broad-spectrum extract, there is no difference at the structural level between the CBD that you and your pet would be consuming. This leads into the second major similarity between the two: the effects. Since the hemp extracts present in the products are cultivated by the same means, and since they affect the same systems in our bodies and those of our pets, the effects that we feel and those that animals feel are very similar.

      Can my pets have my CBD or will it hurt them?

      The answer is a bit complicated. You can consume your pets’ CBD, so long as it does not include any additives specific to animals but not humans. Your pets can consume your CBD, but you have to be very careful not to give them a concentration that’s identical to what you would personally take. Determine the concentration that is most accurate to their weight and height before attempting to give it to them. Try to avoid running into this situation if you can, and simply use a pet-focused CBD product when treating your animal.

      Are there many common side-effects of CBD on pets?

      If you are considering purchasing CBD products for your pets and are uncertain of whether their existing medications will mix favourably with hemp extract, it is recommended that you visit a veterinarian to gain greater clarity.

      We shall now look at some of the common illnesses in dogs, and how clinical trials have proved the efficacy of CBD.

      Epilepsy in Dogs

      Epilepsy refers to a heterogeneous disease that is characterized by the presence of recurrent, unprovoked seizures resulting from an abnormality of the brain. It can be inherited (also known as genetic or idiopathic epilepsy), be caused by structural problems in the brain (also known as structural epilepsy), or stem from an unknown cause.

      Canine Epilepsy is one of the most common causes of recurrent seizures. It is also the most common neurological disorder that is seen in dogs. It has been estimated that epilepsy affects approximately 0.75% of the canine population.

      Unfortunately, the medications used to treat epilepsy, such as phenobarbital, potassium bromide, diazepam, and other anticonvulsant drugs, can cause serious side effects in some dogs. Even with medication, up to 30 percent of dogs with epilepsy continue to experience seizures.

      In order to properly determine an appropriate treatment regimen for canine epilepsy, accurate diagnosis of the type and cause of seizures is needed. Only then, appropriate therapeutic options can be identified. When observing seizures, it is important for dog owners to keep a diary of detailed information that includes:

      1) affected body parts.

      2) when seizures occur.

      3) how often seizures occur

      4) how long they last

      Veterinarians and pet owners should also pay close attention on how their pet dogs behave immediately after a seizure. Although it is noted that some animals will quickly return to normal during the postictal period, others may experience difficulties in standing or moving, blindness, sedation, anxiety or other changes in behaviour. These symptoms may last for varying amounts of time, and can affect treatment choice.

      CBD for Epilepsy Treatment in Dogs

      Clinical trials of CBD were carried out on dogs (n=16) suffering from Epilepsy. This research was carried out in order to learn about the seizure frequency in dogs (client owned) suffering from idiopathic epilepsy. The research took place from 2016 to 2017, and results are published in the June 1 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.      

      This study was carried out by Dr. Stephanie McGrath, a neurologist at Colorado State University's James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. She led a small study with 16 pet dogs to assess the short-term effect of CBD on seizure frequency. The study tested CBD on dogs with epilepsy in a controlled research setting.

      Dogs that were enrolled in this clinical trial were randomly assigned to the (CBD) treatment or placed in a placebo group. Those in the treatment group received CBD oil for a period of 12 weeks. All of the dogs in this study were required to stay on standard anticonvulsant drugs, that includes phenobarbital and potassium bromide. The dog’s owners and CSU medical staff did not know if the animal received CBD or a placebo until the study was complete.

      The CBD product used in the study was derived from a hemp plant, which has 0.3 % or a lesser amount of THC. This compound is not considered marijuana and can be used for research purposes based on the 2014 United States Department of Agriculture Farm Bill.

      Findings of the Study

      Based on the research carried out by Dr. McGrath, it was noted that 89 percent of dogs that received CBD during the clinical trials, had a reduction in the frequency of seizures. Nine dogs were treated with CBD, while seven in a control group were treated with a placebo.

      The findings highlight the effects of CBD oil on seizure reduction. In addition, in the group of dogs that received CBD oil, Dr.McGrath found a significant association between the degree of seizure reduction and the amount of CBD concentration in the dog's blood.

      Dr. McGrath says "We saw a correlation between how high the levels of CBD were in these dogs with how great the seizure reduction was," and "It's really exciting that perhaps we can start looking at CBD in the future as an alternative to existing anticonvulsive drugs".

      Journal reference for the Clinical trials of CBD to treat Epilepsy in Dogs:

      Stephanie McGrath, Lisa R. Bartner, Sangeeta Rao, Rebecca A. Packer, Daniel L. Gustafson. Randomized blinded controlled clinical trial to assess the effect of oral cannabidiol administration in addition to conventional antiepileptic treatment on seizure frequency in dogs with intractable idiopathic epilepsy. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 2019; 254 (11): 1301 DOI: 10.2460/javma.254.11.1301

      Citation:

      Colorado State University. (2019, May 21). CBD clinical trial results on seizure frequency in dogs 'encouraging'. ScienceDaily. Retrieved June 18, 2020 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190521101450.htm

      Website Link:

      https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190521101450.htm#:~:text=Scientists%20have%20found%20in%20a,the%20words%20used%20by%20Dr.  )

      (Colorado State University: Reduction in Seizures for Dogs with Epilepsy: For 24 weeks, dogs that experience at least two seizures a month received either CBD oil treatment or a placebo. Preliminary results released in July of 2018 showed that 89% of the dogs studied showed a drop in regular seizures.

      CBD for Pain Management in Dogs

      The clinical trials that have been mentioned below, have been concluded and show promising results. However, it is important to note that these are the early stages of research.

      1. Cornell University: Osteoarthritis Pain Reduction in Dogs:  Researchers at Cornell University have found that CBD helped increase the comfort and the activity of dogs suffering from arthritis (According to a study published in July of 2018). This clinical trial suggests that: 2 mg/kg of CBD given twice daily can help increase comfort and activity in dogs with osteoarthritis.
      1. Liberty Leaf: CBD Research Study on Canine Pain Management: This research was carried out in August of 2018. This was a randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial. This study demonstrated that dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis that received a daily dose of only 0.3 mg per kg of a CBD-infused oil formulation for 4 weeks showed reduced pain and an improved functional performance.

      CBD for Dogs with Cancer
      Depending on the type of cancer, as well as the stage of progression it is in, a veterinarian or veterinary oncologist (a vet with a specialization in cancer) may recommend a variety of treatment protocols. Surgery to remove tumours, chemotherapy to help shrink them and auxiliary medications to address the side effects of treatment are all common approaches. In some cases, vets will recommend natural supplements such as cannabidiol (CBD).

      (Note: CBD oil alone is not a cure for cancer in dogs.)

      Important Links to Medical Journals

      Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs. This is a governmental website Link, 

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6065210/

      US Veterinarians' Knowledge, Experience, and Perception Regarding the Use of Cannabidiol for Canine Medical Conditions

      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6338022/

      Single-Dose Pharmacokinetics and Preliminary Safety Assessment with Use of CBD-Rich Hemp Nutraceutical in Healthy Dogs and Cats.  This link provides information by scientists from good universities like Uni of Florida, Cornell, etc. 

      https://www.mdpi.com/2076-2615/9/10/832/htm

       

      How Dr. Piyush Juneja is incorporating CBD into his Ayurvedic Practice

      How Dr. Piyush Juneja is incorporating CBD into his Ayurvedic Practice

       

      The following article covers a telephonic interview that we had on the 16th of July, 2020, with one of the most renowned ayurvedic doctors, Dr. Piyush Juneja, about how he is incorporating CBD (cannabidiol) into his ayurvedic practice and about the massive success of this plant-based medicine in the treatment of various debilitating illnesses.

       

      Interviewer – “When did the use of CBD begin in India and can you brief us about its legality?”

      Dr. Juneja – “Cannabis, also known as Vijaya in Ayurveda, has been used in ayurvedic formulations since time immemorial. In India it has been used synergistically in formulations with other medicinal herbs since many years. On the other hand, CBD, which is one out of a hundred and thirteen cannabinoids in the Cannabis plant and has massive therapeutic properties, has been a much recent discovery. The Government of India legalized the stand-alone practice of CBD only last year.”

      “Since then, the therapeutic use of CBD as a medicine is allowed, but we are not supposed to encourage or promote the use of CBD an addiction or as a recreational drug as sometimes there can be a fine line between the two. Therefore, we carefully measure the risk of abuse and make sure it is only being used on a medical level. Also, we should not encourage anyone who is taking it without a medical prescription because technically it is illegal without a doctor’s prescription.”

       

      Interviewer – “So, now that we know that CBD is legal in India, what are the kind of health-related issues for which you are prescribing CBD?

      Dr. Juneja – “The use of CBD has shown good results in the treatment of migraines, issues related to the nervous system, insomnia and pain during cancer. We have also seen very good results when it comes to healing. It acts as a great catalyst in healing when it is prescribed in synergy with other healing medicines. One of the USP’s of CBD is that it comes to great use especially in the case of terminally ill patients. When terminally ill patients try and exhaust all other kinds of treatments and are still experiencing pain and suffering, CBD can be a game changer in calming the mind and soothing the pain.”

      “If somebody has other addictions like smoking tobacco or marijuana, we start with a v low dose and accordingly phase out the addiction first. We start with a low dose especially in the case of first-time users.”

       

      Interviewer – “Doctor, please tell us more about your record of using CBD in your Ayurveda practice and since when have you been using it? Also, how many patients have you prescribed it to so far?”

      Dr. Juneja – “I am in the Ayurvedic practice since the last fifteen years, and I have used Vijaya (Cannabis) as an ingredient in many ayurvedic formulations. When it comes to stand-alone CBD, I have used it in my international practice since the last four to five years and have used it in India since only last year when it was legalized. Since the time when it got legalized in India, lots of international patients have come to India for its treatment because it is either illegal in their respective countries or the cost of treatment and living in India is much cheaper. I have prescribed CBD to more than thousand patients as part of their ayurvedic treatment and we have seen marvellous outcomes. I also feel the need to stress on the fact that it can have adverse side effects if not taken under the guidance of a medical practitioner.”

       

      Interviewer – “How do you integrate CBD into your ayurvedic practice exactly, and what are the kind of medicines that you prescribe along with it?”

      Dr. Juneja – “When we prescribe CBD to our patients, we provide other medicinal herbs along with it so that they work synergistically together and magnify the overall effectiveness of the treatment. If you ask about the kind of herbs that we prescribe, that depends on patient to patient as the herbs and medicines are very personalized in ayurvedic practices. Fundamentally, Ayurveda strives to create a balance of the body mind and consciousness according to one’s own individual constitution. Therefore, we study the three doshas of a person, which correspond to the five elements of nature, and try and find the imbalance in them. Once we find this imbalance, we recommend the correct ayurvedic formulation which consists of a variety of herb medicines.”

      “For example, in pain management I give local application oils such as Mahanarayan oil or sometimes a formulation based on an ayurvedic herb known as Guggulu, which has various health benefits. Ashwagandha works extremely well for insomnia and stress or anxiety.”

       

      Interviewer – “What are the kind of challenges that we face in India, when it comes to the use of CBD?”

      Dr. Juneja – “In India we face quite a few challenges when it comes to the use of CBD. First and foremost, its availability is quite low in India, but is picking up slowly and steadily. People also say that the cost of the CBD itself is quite high, but when we compare it to the high costs of other treatments CBD might still turn out to be relatively cheap. Also, the costs of CBD will soon be covered under medical insurance policies. Another point to be noted is that the awareness about these alternative treatments is quite low in India. There is a lot of misinformation and, as such, people simply don’t know about the benefits of CBD and other Cannabis related medicines. This is one of the biggest challenges in rolling out this plant medicine on a nation-wide scale, but hopefully this will change in the years to come.”

       

      About Dr. Piyush Juneja

      Dr. Piyush Juneja is India’s foremost experts in Ayurvedic and herbal medicine. Having done multiple courses around the world in alternative and natural medicine, Dr. Juneja has been practising and healing thousands of patients for over thirteen years. He is a member of the board of advisors for the Canadian Association of Ayurvedic practitioners, has presented many papers at various seminars and has published many articles in numerous journals. Doctor Piyush is an expert in the ancient treatment of cleansing known as ‘Panchkarma’ which cleans the toxins from the body’s tissues and opens the subtle channels which brings the life enhancing positive energy into oneself. He believes that the world is again starting to accept Ayurveda, as this is the oldest field of medicine and it treats all the diseases and ailments from the roots without any side effects. He is committed to promoting Ayurveda and his vision is to see each and every individual incorporating Ayurveda into their fast-changing lifestyle to bring long term stability.

       

      Prakriti Analysis by Dr. Piyush Juneja

      Prakriti is the constitution of the human body and is the key determinant of how one individual is different from the other. Air, ether, earth, water and fire are the five elements that make up the human body and it is the unique combination of these five elements that determines the balance of one’s doshas and subsequently one’s prakriti.

      Dr. Piyush Juneja uses prakriti analysis as a diagnostic tool in his ayurvedic treatments. Based on his prakriti analysis of an individual, he finds out the imbalances in the body, and prescribes the correct ayurvedic treatment to harmonise the energies of an individual.

       

      To know more about Dr. Piyush Juneja, kindly visit this link.

      To know more about how we are spearheading the Cannabis revolution in India and about our various social initiatives, kindly visit the following link.

       

       

      CBD & Parkinsons

      CBD & Parkinsons

      INTRODUCTION 

      Cannabidiol also is known as CBD oil is a phytocannabinoid is one of 113 identified cannabinoids in cannabis plants and accounts for up to 40% of the plant's extract.

      CBD oil has been studied for its potential role in easing symptoms of many common health issues, including anxiety, depression, acne and heart disease. For those with cancer, it may even provide a natural alternative for pain and symptom relief.

      Unlike other cannabinoids — such as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — CBD does not produce a euphoric “high” or psychoactive effect. This is because CBD does not affect the same receptors as THC.

      People have used CBD for thousands of years to treat various types of pain, but the medical community have only recently begun to study it again.

      Scientific studies show that CBD oil is benefitted for diseases like Arthritis pain, Multiple Sclerosis, Chronic Pain. CBD currently has a range of applications and promising possibilities which includes:

      • smoking cessation and drug withdrawal
      • treating seizures and epilepsy
      • anxiety treatment
      • reducing some of the effects of Alzheimer’s, as shown by initial research
      • antipsychotic effects on people with schizophrenia
      • future applications in combating acne, type 1 diabetes, and cancer

      CBD Oil Benefits Parkinson’s Disease (PD):

      Derived from the part of the cannabis plant that doesn't get you “high” like THC, cannabidiol (CBD) is typically used for health reasons instead of for recreational purposes, and has been found to be especially useful for treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. A challenging neurodegenerative disorder, Parkinson’s causes a combination of motor and non-motor symptoms — such as tremors, weakness, stiffness, dizziness, anxiety and sleeplessness — that affect daily life. CBD, typically taken in oil form, has the potential to relieve these symptoms, improving sleep, reducing inflammation and more, which can profoundly help the more than 10 million people across the world suffering.

      When people think of Parkinson’s they often think of the uncontrollable tremors, or shaking, that affect about 70 percent of people with the disorder. But rigidity, or stiffness, is also a hallmark of the disease, which prevents muscles from stretching or relaxing as they should. Studies have shown that CBD oil significantly reduced rigidity, as well as pain and irritability.


      CBD is available in the following forms:

      • Oils and tinctures. As liquids, these forms of CBD can be swallowed or absorbed sublingually (under the tongue). This might be a good option if you have difficulty swallowing pills or chewing gummies.
      • Lotions and creams. The effects of CBD-infused lotions and creams can take several hours to develop but may be useful to treat pain or stiffness in hands and joints.
      • Capsules and pills. You may experience a delay in effects if you take CBD in a capsule or pill, but this form may be ideal for people with tremors that prevent them from properly dosing a liquid.
      • Edibles. Gummies are a popular CBD option. You can also find CBD in a number of other edible foods, though dosage may not be as accurate as in other forms. Edibles discretely deliver a dose of CBD.

      An Indian man after receiving CBD treatment

      CBD holds some promise for people with Parkinson’s disease. Not only might the cannabinoid ease symptoms of the degenerative disease itself, it might ease side effects of the most common treatment.

      But it’s important to remember that many of these studies are quite small. Larger, more in-depth studies are necessary before CBD gets the go-ahead from many doctors and the FDA. Yet, the results have been promising, so there’s reason to be optimistic for future research.

      Some doctors are becoming more open to CBD as a complementary treatment, so talk to your doctor about what you’re experiencing and how to get relief using CBD or other methods.

      How CBD can help deal with the Stressful Indian Family Life

      How CBD can help deal with the Stressful Indian Family Life

      Indian families can get on your nerves. Here’s how CBD can help with that!

      Globally, as well as in India, stress is seen as a ‘way of life’. If you’re not stressed out or busy, you catch yourself feeling guilty, especially if you’re from an Indian household. Think about the times you’ve just lazed around and watched TV at home; you’ve definitely been yelled at for being of no use! There’s an immediate arousal of irritation if you’re seen relaxing for too long. Even as kids, if it were anywhere close to exam time, we would have to pretend like we were studying, even if we didn’t really have to. And now we’re just wired that way – with the impression that productivity equals self-worth. Don’t have a job? You’re basically useless, according to the average Indian parent.

      It has been a battle between us millennials and the boomers for the last couple of years. Our ideas of success just seem to clash. While success for the younger generation is peace, for the older generation, it’s wearing years of hard work like a badge of honor. But the millennials are also to blame here. We’ve glorified “hustle culture” but thankfully slowly grown to realize that it feeds a capitalist system at the expense of our well-being. 

      Of course, not all boomers have a one track mind either; especially not if you’re reading this. But unfortunately, you’re the exception. 

      However, like the wisest of the wise say: modern problems require innovative solutions. While our parents might have thanked their parents for this sort of “tough love” or “motivation”, our generation is just not down with it. But we sure as hell know that we’re never going to be able to get the Indian parents’ nose out of our business. Not without some bloodshed! Despite what your yelling parent says, your body does not have to be in a constant state of fight or flight. At least not since we stopped hunting for dinner. 

      So, how do we do this the peaceful way? How do we have our cake and eat it too? You must have guessed from the title – CBD Products

      There are a variety of CBD Oils, CBD Tinctures, CBD Edibles and much more available to help you tune them out and tune in to your inner peace. No high-pitched yelling/nagging can penetrate the level of Zen you feel on this stuff.

      A set of receptors collectively called the endocannabinoid system regulates the nervous system and strives to maintain a balance or homeostasis. Simply put – when we’re stressed we’re not in balance. CBD signals to these receptors to bring the body back to that state of balance. So with just a couple of drops of CBD, you can ensure that the hypothalamus is more receptive to cortisol (or the stress hormone) and therefore stops the excess production of it. In short – you won’t lash out at your nagging family or inherit the big ‘stress tummy’ that comes with too much cortisol. You can respond instead of react and avoid the drama altogether. That’s the dream right!

      If you’re intrigued and want to buy CBD Oil of the right dosage, know that it differs from person to person. On an average, the dose of CBD for managing stress is about 10 – 50 mg. And it’s directly proportional to the family stress of the day. The crankier your kids are, the more you’ll want to take. And unlike most good things, this is actually good for your health too.

      According to a report by WHO, CBD is “generally well-tolerated with a good health profile”. But nothing is entirely without any side-effects so do your research or consult us to know the right dosage and product for you!

      But then again, CBD not only gives you momentary relief, it also motivates you to make this blissful state of existence your lifestyle. Practices like meditation, exercise, breath work and more will all start becoming a priority to you. So, you will not only be able to remain steady and calm while you achieve your goals, but also inspire your family to (maybe) shift their perspective too. 

      At the risk of sounding cheesy, you become a better son, daughter or parent in the family system, all with a little help of this magical elixir!