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Our modern lifestyles demand rigorous hours of Stressful occupations and lifestyle associated activities that leave very little time for thought about our well-being.  No, not how high our fences are or how effective our home security may be, but rather our natural, human, every day, ‘feel good’ well-being. An urgent, “race against the clock need”, exists for the development of new medications to treat pain resulting from various disease states and types of physical including mental afflictions. Your back hurts, your knees are buggered, and frankly, you are too tired to care. Sound familiar? So here’s the thing… no miracles…just natural science… If you want to change my mind…show me..

michelangelo-71282_1280 Our Endogenous Endocannabinoid system (The term “Endo” stands for “Endogenous,” meaning, “originating in your body.”) is an extensive network of receptors that play a role in many different bodily functions, including modulating neuronal and immune cell functions (both of which play key roles in pain). A Cannabinoid (as found in the cannabis plant) is a compound that activates and assists this system. Cannabinoids, like CBD, bind to these receptors. For that reason, CBD can treat issues related to digestion, pain management, and mood to mention but a few. Surprised? You shouldn’t be. Your physical body is after all made up of all the elements contained in nature… Regardless of your religion, race, political views, sexual orientation or general biased opinion, the fact is, you are made off cells, membranes, muscle, blood and guts that are a combination of proteins, fatty acids, irons, elements and words only scientists can pronounce. Stick to the natural facts when it comes to your health…it really is that simple…hands-600497_1280Chronic pain is globally highly prevalent, and yet poorly controlled by currently available conventional analgesics and medicines, culminating in an enormous clinical, societal, and economic burden. Existing pain medications and lifestyle enhancers (including opioids tobacco and alcohol) have shown significant limitations and adverse side effects including tolerance, dependence, cognitive impairment, and a narrow therapeutic window, making the search for natural and effective analgesics ever more important, and in many cases critically so. Because of its more recent popularity, studies are now emerging to clue us in on how long CBD can and may be detected in your system. Many factors can influence the length of time CBD is detected. General guidelines for how long the compound can be detected are (for now) based on how often you use CBD medications:watches-3147907_640

CBD is a fat-soluble molecule, and can potentially build up in your system with heavy, repeated use. In addition to this fact, every CBD user has individual needs, which means that your body can/may process cannabidiol faster or slower than the usual average expectancy.

Some factors that may influence this include: Diet, Level of activity and Individual metabolism. It is all about the Ingredients, Dosage, and Concentration of CBD. The effects of a given CBD product will vary based on which other cannabinoids and terpenes are present in the tincture. Figuring out the best option for you is a matter of trial and error while testing out different formulations and finding what works best for you.

If you are experiencing overall inflammation, a tincture will target the issue more effectively than a topical application. If you are struggling with muscle pain, soreness, or skin irritation, a topical would be best as the application is applied directly to the targeted area. If you want to tackle stress or anxiety, a vape or sublingual method might be easier for you as the effects are generally experienced quicker.

InhalationYou can inhale CBD products via smoking or by vaporizing – Immediate to 10min onset.

Tinctures and SublingualThis method involves using a dropper or sprays to place CBD medication under the tongue – Onset within 30 minutes. The effects can last anywhere from four to six hours.

EdiblesThis popular ingestion method takes 30 minutes to two hours to feel the effects of the medication. However, the results last longer, and can be experienced for up to 6 hours.

TopicalsCBD products like creams, lotions and balms can bring immediate targeted pain relief to joint pain or skin issues.

Doing your due diligence means reading the fine print. Use the same values and practices for buying CBD as you do for food and personal care products. Ingredients matter, know your founders, buy from companies with a mission beyond profit, and demand transparency from seed to soil.

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