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What Are CBD Topicals?

Pharmacist, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: CBD topicals are topical creams, salves, and ointments, that contain cannabidiol, a compound derived from cannabis. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is emerging as a popular wellness ingredient. It contains anti-inflammatory and anti-spasmodic properties, kills pain, enhances circulation and regenerates cellular activity.… Read More
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Senior Health And CBD

Senior Health And CBD, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: Seniors are one of the fastest growing segments of CBD users and with good reason. What is driving the senior health and CBD trend? CBD is used to treat a number of common conditions, including chronic pain, inflammation, seizures, insomnia, spasms, multiple sclerosis, and mental disorders such as anxiety and depression.… Read More
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Safely Buy CBD Topicals

Safely Buy CBD Topicals, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: With literally thousands of CBD products options now available, how does a consumer go about safely buying CBD topicals, either online or in-person? Expanding upon a “step-by-step” guide written by Lisa L. Gill for Consumer Reports, we focus on creating a safe strategy for purchasing CBD topicals.… Read More
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Have You Tried Vaping CBD?

Woman Vaporizing, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: Portable electronic vaporizers or “vape pens” are becoming increasingly popular because they are a convenient, discreet, and presumably benign way to administer cannabinoids like CBD.  Vaporizing CBD has many benefits, including increased bioavailability and the faster onset of the effects, but what if any are the risks?… Read More
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Cannabidiol (CBD) And Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Senior Eyes, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: Age-related macular degeneration, or AMD, is a medical disease that usually impacts adults over the age of 50. It causes a loss of vision in the macula (the center of the visual field) because of the damage that has occurred to the retina. The early stages of age-related macular degeneration may be experienced without any noticeable symptoms; however, a gradual or sudden change in the quality of your vision may be the first sign of the condition.… Read More
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Is CBD Useful For Treating Osteoporosis?

X-ray, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: Osteoporosis is a very common medical condition that afflicts at least 54 million people, and there are 3 million new cases in the United States each year. The condition causes bones to become weak and brittle. When osteoporosis occurs, the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the removal of old bone. … Read More
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CBD 101: Basic Cannabidiol Education

Chalkboard, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: If you are new to CBD, or cannabidiol, and find yourself having questions, you’re not alone. CBD is an all-natural compound found in the cannabis plant. Scientists are rapidly discovering more and more about the rather amazing abilities of the cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, and most of them have shown therapeutic value.… Read More
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Veterans, PTSD, and Cannabidiol (CBD)

Military With Tissues, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) isn’t new and has been affecting our military for years. It was called “shell shock” during World War I and “combat fatigue” after World War II, and now it is estimated 20% of veterans, and active duty military, who have served since the Vietnam War have it.… Read More
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Will Using CBD Make Me Test Positive On A Drug Test?

Blood Testing Sample, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: Many prospective CBD users are concerned about drug testing, including pre-employment drug-testing. While both CBD and THC comes from the same place, they are different substances and will react differently to drug tests. To test for marijuana use, a Cannabinoid Screen and Confirmation (Urine) may be used.… Read More
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Cannabidiol (CBD) For Chronic Neuropathic Pain

Electrical Nerve Stimulation, Credit: Stock PhotographySummary: All pains are not equal. Doctors will ask you to rate your pain on a scale of 1 to 10. But, pain is much more complex than that, and neuropathic pain is its own unique problem — chronic, annoying, and excruciating for some. Regardless of the cause, neuropathic pain comes from damaged nerves. Powerful medications are often used as a treatment, however, these drugs fail to work nearly half the time.… Read More