What is CBD?

Posted by on 4/6/2020

-  CBD is one of many naturally occurring cannabinoids found in cannabis (marijuana) plants, and is also known as hemp. CBD is the "non-psychoactive" strain within the cannabis plant, which means it offers the same relaxation and calming benefits that THC does without producing the same "high" effect. 

-  CBD is labeled as a "safe, non-addictive, non-intoxicating substance"
-  CBD is 100% legal and does not cause alarm on routine drug tests

How to Take CBD Oil

Posted by on 9/27/2019
How to Take CBD Oil


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We offer CBD oil orally (pictured above) and topically as well as smoke-able products. 

Adequate dosage varies for each person, it is important to find your individual "sweet spot". 

We often start new customers on a .25 mL dosage shown on the droppers of our tincture product. After one week if you do not feel a difference, it is recommended that you increase your dosage to .50 mL for one week until you see results. 



How to Buy Quality CBD Oil

Posted by on 9/27/2019

There are hundreds of "CBD" companies in Minnesota alone, how do you know if you are getting the quality you deserve?

** When purchasing CBD products, please use caution. Be careful not to purchase based on which companies have the best marketing strategies. It is important to pay attention to ingredients and origins of the products, do not waste your money or jeopardize your health on low-quality products **

-  Many brands advertise a certain percentage of CBD in their products without a lab test to prove actual potency. These products could be advertising 16% CBD and .3% THC (the legal limit) while actually containing more or less % of the actual cannabinoids, changing the results you will see while using them. Releaf Ology guarantees you quality CBD products through third-party lab testing Certificate of Authenticity (COA) documents, accessible through individual QR codes printed on the product label.

-  Read more for other tips on how to confidently purchase quality CBD!  -


The Endocannabinoid System

Posted by on 9/27/2019

endocannabinoid system definition from the medical dictionary :

 A family of short-lived phospholipid-derived agonists that activate receptors in the brain, liver, muscle, intestine and adipose tissue. The system has roles in regulating energy balance and obesity.

endocannabinoid

Any chemical produced by the body that stimulates receptors for Cannabis sativa in the central nervous system.

Here are some amazing facts about the endocannabinoid system:

The endocannabinoid system was discovered by Dr. Ralph Mechoulam, an Israeli researcher, in the mid-1990’s. He is the same doctor who also identified THC as the primary ingredient in cannabis during the early 60’s. It’s no surprise that he comes from Israel, one of the most progressive nations today for cannabis legalization and research. In fact, Israel is known for having advanced medical cannabis programs unparalleled by any other country in the world.

Even though governments have been fully aware of the existence of the endocannabinoid system and its relation to cannabis, they’ve imposed severe limitations on cannabis research as well as legal access to the plant. Back in 2014, the US government was responsible for putting 700,000 in jail just for cannabis, despite being aware of the health benefits of the plant and its impact on the endocannabinoid system.

Consuming cannabis is the best way to address an endocannabinoid deficiency. However, there have been attempts to stimulate the endocannabinoid system using synthetic forms of cannabinoids, such as Marinol, a pharmaceutical drug. There are patients who have benefited from Marinol although in others it produces unwanted side effects including a feeling of getting high, nausea, stomach pain, confusion, anxiety, and mood disorders.

Consuming too much cannabis may interfere with how the endocannabinoid system. After all, it’s all about achieving a sense of balance; too much or too little cannabinoids can have different unwanted effects. Due to the biphasic nature of cannabinoids, this means that if you take cannabis to help with anxiety it can be beneficial but taking too much can make it worse. Additionally, heavy cannabis users can also experience an increased tolerance even in a short amount of time, which translates to having to consume more cannabis to achieve the desird effects.

If you’ve only heard about the endocannabinoid system now, or just in the last few years, this is because medical schools have chosen not to discuss it. But with more states legalizing cannabis use, proper education about cannabis is now becoming more available. There are schools that have curriculums designed specifically to discuss cannabis, and the first medical cannabis textbook already exists.

Many animals also have an endocannabinoid system, except some insects. This is also the reason why there have been several successful studies of cannabis and its impact on animal health.

Since the endocannabinoid system is at a cellular level, it isn’t visible to the human eye. The cannabinoid receptors are protein-based and are located on the surface of the cells found throughout the body.

Cannabinoids interact with the endocannabinoid system in different ways. Some cannabinoids are antagonists, which also means that they activate various CB receptors. Other cannabinoids act as antagonists, which deactivates these receptors. When the endocannabinoid system has a deficiency, a balanced intake of cannabinoids will be effective in supplementing the system to restore it back to health.

Hemp CBD oil vs. Hemp Oil

Posted by on 9/27/2019 to News

Hemp CBD oil vs. Hemp oil

Hemp oil is made from hemp seeds and does not have a significant amount of cannabidiol. Hemp CBD oil, on the other hand, is made from the entire plant and has a more significant amount of cannabidiol. CBD is abbreviated for Cannabidiol so it makes sense that CBD oil would be the more potent option.

 

Why does it matter? Well, the Cannabidiols are what are responsible for the health benefits of these products. Because Hemp CBD oil has more cannabidiol present, it’s going to be more profound.

 

Additionally, both Hemp CBD oil and Hemp oil is legal in all states. Marijuana CBD oil is more restricted and you should check with your local and state laws on whether or not it’s legal yet.

Posted by Lisa Lintner on 9/26/2019

CBD has promising potential to help ease a variety of ailments and help with preventative health.

As always, this does not serve to take the place of medical advice provided directly by a medical professional. Please consult your doctor or other qualified health professionals to determine if CBD oil is safe for you. CBD oil can interact with certain medications.