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Chronic Pain Management with CBD

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Summary:

One of the most exciting things about CBD is it’s potential for pain management, and the more we learn about CBD, the more potential we see. However, it’s important to understand how CBD effects you and where the CBD you consume comes from; both are important in maintaining healthy endocannabinoid levels.

Before you select your next CBD product, take the time to compare and contrast it against its competitors; it’s an important step that shouldn’t be missed considering the fact that you plan on consuming it. We encourage you to understand product differences such as CBD isolates vs. CBD oils. We are confident, that when you do, you will always find TheraJoy to be the superior product, both in terms of CBD purity and in terms of CBD volume.

Chronic Pain Management with CBD

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Doctor Writing a Prescription

One of the most exciting things about CBD is it’s potential for pain management. The more we learn about CBD and how it interacts with our physiology, the more potential we can see. Even the FDA recently recognized that CBD was “beneficial.”

People typically rely on over-the-counter and prescription drugs to ease stiffness and pain. Natural pain relief is among the major benefits of CBD. It provides a natural alternative for reducing pain Cannabinoids have proven to be useful in modulating pain by restricting neuronal transmission along pain pathways.

Published studies indicate that CBD is able to significantly suppress pain without adverse effects. CBD is a therapeutic agent that can be used to treat conditions that are associated with chronic pain such as fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis.

CBD Oil and Health- Natural Treatment Method

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Female Scientist with Vial

The Study of Cannabidiol (CBD)

CBD has been under study for some time now, just consider the work of Dr. Ethan Russo which was discussed in this recent article by Maria Grusauskas:

Dr. Ethan Russo has been studying CBD for two decades, and in 2001 introduced the concept of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency. “If you don’t have enough endocannabinoids, you have pain where there shouldn’t be pain,” said Russo in a recent interview with Project CBD.

In other words, explains [Dr. Michelle] Bean, “When we don’t have a healthy endocannabinoid tone, our pain threshold starts to diminish. So stimuli that would typically not induce pain or disease starts to induce pain and disease.”

Wellness: The ABCs of CBD

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Scientist Evaluating Hemp Plant

Organic Cannabidiol (CBD)

This is very exciting research for anyone afflicted with chronic pain; however, as the article continues, the author points out that not all CBD products are created equal.

As CBD becomes widely available at health food stores, Bean cautions consumers to choose organically-sourced, non-GMO products.

Wellness: The ABCs of CBD

Avoiding “Fly-by-Night” Operations

I find it hard to disagree, yet with more and more “fly-by-night” operations selling CBD on-line, it can be difficult for consumers to find reputable products. At TheraJoy, we’ve been proudly standing by our products for two years. Our products always use 99% pure CBD derived from non-GMO hemp and 100% pure organic coconut oil. This means our product is always 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free, and kosher. It also means our product is 100% legal to use and ship in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

The word is getting out about CBD and people are literally lining up to try it; residents in the Tri-State Area (NY, NJ, and CT) definitely were. All it took was a local news report to get the word out and Adele’s Naturally in Evansville was swamped with people who were “eager to see if it [CBD] would work for their pain.”

The line at Adele’s Naturally in Evansville was wrapped around the inside of the store, shocking a small local business.

After our first report aired on Tuesday, the store ran out of CBD oil products, which is why many people from the Tri-State lined up today to try them.

Many people told Eyewitness News they were eager to see if it would work for their pain or anxiety.

Tri-Staters Eager To Try CBD Oil

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Female Scientist

Cannabidiol (CBD) Purity

As excited as all those people were to try CBD, I have to point out that according to the referenced article, they were all lining up for CBD oil products. TheraJoy is made using CBD isolates, not CBD oil.

This is a very important distinction because it impacts the purity and volume of CBD. Current technology limits the purity of CBD oil to about 60%. In comparison, CBD isolates are much purer; CBD isolates, such as the CBD isolate found in TheraJoy can test in excess of 99% pure.

If you are afflicted with chronic pain, then consider TheraJoy. While we can’t guarantee CBD will work for your particular pain, we can guarantee that TheraJoy Organic CBD Salve is an effective way to deliver CBD directly to the afflicted areas. We offer purity you can trust, guaranteed, and as I mentioned earlier in the article, we are always made with 99% CBD derived from medical grade, non-GMO hemp, sourced directly from Switzerland.

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Gene talks CBD and TheraJoy with The Innovation Show

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Our CEO, Gene Fein, enjoys talking, and given the opportunity, he loves to espouse the many, now proven, benefits of CBD.

Aidan McCullen of The Innovation Show gave him the opportunity, and this podcast was the result. If you’d like to learn more about TheraJoy Organic CBD Salve and CBD in general, then you’ll definitely want to listen to this podcast from last year.

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The CBD market is primed and ready to explode

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Summary:

According to the Hemp Business Journal the CBD market will grow to $2.1 billion in consumer sales by 2020 with $450 million of those sales coming from hemp-based sources; that’s a 700% increase from 2016.

At TheraJoy we believe CBD is transformative; after seeing the benefits first hands, we realized we had to share it. This led to the development of our TheraJoy Organic CBD Salve.

Thanks to you, our users, TheraJoy is growing in sync with the larger market (i.e. rapidly). TheraJoy is available in 66 different retail partner locations and from 2 retail partner delivery services in California. We are now proudly the fastest growing CBD topical company in California.

The CBD market is primed and ready to explode

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Growth, Credit: Stock Photography

The CBD market is primed and it’s ready to explode. With a consumer market expected to grow to over $2.1 billion dollars by 2020, so if you don’t know what CBD is, then it may be time to learn.

CBD is one of the more than 85 cannabinoids so far identified in marijuana and hemp. Unlike the better-known compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is not psychoactive, meaning it won’t cause a high. Thousands of studies have shown that CBD possesses an array of therapeutic benefits, including antioxidant and neuroprotective properties.

CBD Market Estimated to Grow to $2.1B by 2020, Report Finds “Hemp-Derived CBD is estimated to account for $450 million”

Thousands of studies? Yes, literally thousands of studies. Even the US government has participated in the research, under the guise of various National Institutes of Health agencies such as the National Library of Medicine.

All of this positive research turns into positive reactions in the media, like this great article from the Huffington Post, which increases public awareness and creates demand.

According to the Hemp Business Journal by way of Forbes:

The Hemp Business Journal estimated that the CBD market will grow to a $2.1 billion market in consumer sales by 2020 with $450 million of those sales coming from hemp-based sources. That’s a 700% increase from 2016. In 2015, the market for consumer sales of hemp-derived CBD products was $90 million, plus another $112 million in marijuana-derived CBD products which were sold through dispensaries – bringing a total CBD market to $202 million last year.

The Cannabis Market That Could Grow 700% By 2020

The growth described by the Hemp Business Journal and Forbes is already starting to be reflected in legal, publicly traded cannabis stock indexes.

According to a recent report by New Frontier Data, the Viridian Cannabis Stock Index gained 236.1% in 2016 and outperforming such mainstream indexes as the Russell 2000 (up 19.5%), the Dow Jones Industrial Average (up 13.4%), the S&P 500 (up 9.5%), and the Nasdaq composite (up 7.5%). New Frontier Data also reported that legal cannabis sales in California alone are projected to reach $2.8 billion in 2017 and $6.6 billion by 2025, with a compound annual growth rate of 12% over the next eight years.

The Hemp CBD Market Projected to Surge

To be 100% clear, CBD will only make up a portion of the projected $2.1 billion dollars by 2020, but if you believe Business Insider, it will be a “significant portion.

A significant portion of the total legal cannabis market is the CBD market. Cannabidiol (CBD) is the part of the cannabis plant that is usually used for medical purposes, and is a natural component of industrial cannabis or hemp. Growth of the medical cannabis market is expected to accelerate as the products become more popular treatments for various medical applications such as chronic pain, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), sleep disorders, anxiety, nerve pain and others. Bethany Gomez, the Director of Research at Brightfield Group said, “Essentially everyone is trying to do hemp, but only a handful are doing it well.”

The Hemp CBD Market Projected to Surge

At TheraJoy we believe CBD is transformative; after seeing the benefits first hands, we realized we had to share it. This led to the development of our TheraJoy Organic CBD Salve. While we can’t guarantee CBD will work for your particular pain, we can guarantee that TheraJoy Organic CBD Salve is an effective way to deliver CBD directly to the afflicted areas.

We offer purity you can trust, guaranteed, and we are always made with 99% CBD derived from medical grade, non-GMO hemp, sourced directly from Switzerland. We combine high doses of CBD with 100% coconut oil to create a product that is organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher.

Remember to consult your doctor before you make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This blog post is not intended to be medical advice; it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your doctor or medical professional at your next appointment.

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Treating Arthritis (Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid) with CBD

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Summary:

Arthritis is an umbrella term that refers to over 200 different joint inflammation-related conditions and there are already over 350 million cases worldwide. While treatable using traditional medicine, there is no cure, and the treatments, like all pharmaceuticals, have associated risks.

The anti-inflammatory properties of CBD have been well documented and a five-week study completed in 2006 demonstrated that CBD could provide pain relief for people with arthritis.

Based on our customer feedback, users suffering from arthritis-related pain love TheraJoy organic CBD salve. For people with arthritis, TheraJoy is ideal; it’s easy to apply to the afflicted area and is quickly absorbed leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

Treating Arthritis (Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid) with CBD

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Doctors reviewing an Xray, Credit: Stock Photography

While “arthritis” means joint inflammation, it is actually the umbrella term used to describe over 200 different rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect the joints, the connective tissue, and the tissues that surround the joint.

With more than 3 millions cases being reported in the US each year, arthritis is a real concern, and while medical treatment can help, it can’t cure you. Arthritis is a chronic condition that can last for years or be a lifelong affliction.

Even if you feel like you have the symptoms, arthritis is not a condition you can self-diagnose, it requires a medical diagnosis, and imaging is often required.

Arthritis is very common but is not well understood. Actually, “arthritis” is not a single disease; it is an informal way of referring to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis and related conditions. People of all ages, sexes and races can and do have arthritis, and it is the leading cause of disability in America. More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people get older.

Common arthritis joint symptoms include swelling, pain, stiffness and decreased range of motion. Symptoms may come and go. They can be mild, moderate or severe. They may stay about the same for years, but may progress or get worse over time. Severe arthritis can result in chronic pain, inability to do daily activities and make it difficult to walk or climb stairs. Arthritis can cause permanent joint changes. These changes may be visible, such as knobby finger joints, but often the damage can only be seen on X-ray. Some types of arthritis also affect the heart, eyes, lungs, kidneys and skin as well as the joints.

What Is Arthritis?

There are over 200 different types of arthritis, and they can be broken down into four major categories:

  • Degenerative Arthritis (Most Common)
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Metabolic Arthritis

The most common form of arthritis is degenerative arthritis (both osteoarthritis, when the cartilage simply wears away, and rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune condition that attacks the joints, fall into this category).

Cartilage is a firm but flexible connective tissue in your joints. It protects the joints by absorbing the pressure and shock created when you move and put stress on them. A reduction in the normal amount of this cartilage tissue cause some forms of arthritis.

Normal wear and tear causes osteoarthritis, one of the most common forms of arthritis. An infection or injury to the joints can exacerbate this natural breakdown of cartilage tissue. Your risk of developing osteoarthritis may be higher if you have a family history of the disease.

What causes arthritis?

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Older hands, Credit: Stock Photography

If you are one of the 350 million people afflicted with some form of arthritis, then you are already familiar with the standard treatment, pharmaceuticals. The problem is, as the Mayo Clinic points out, the drugs used can “increase the risk of infections” and cause “liver damage, bone marrow suppression, and severe lung infections.”

With these side effects, why would anyone prescribe them? The answer is simple, pain management.

According to Arthritis.org:

It is important that you treat the underlying arthritis or related disease that is ultimately causing your pain. Although there are no disease-modifying medications available to reverse or eliminate osteoarthritis or centralized pain syndrome, there are effective medications available to treat inflammatory forms of arthritis and related diseases. Reducing inflammation will help reduce your pain.

Medications to Treat Arthritis

However, with the advent of CBD or cannabidiol, now people afflicted with arthritis-related pain have a new, all-natural choice.

CBD oil has shown lots of improvement in the treatment of arthritis. According to research, cannabidiol helps reduce pain and inflammation caused by arthritis of all types like Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoarthritis and other types of inflammatory joint conditions.

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a compound that is found in cannabis and is also called hemp oil. CBD is also taken from medical marijuana plants.

Doctors have successfully treated rheumatoid arthritis with CBD oil that gives relief from inflammation and pain. According to a study conducted in 2006 where patients used CBD oil for a five-week period.

They experienced improvement in less pain and inflammation. It also slowed down the progression of rheumatoid arthritis considerably. Patients who are fed up with drugs and want to go for a natural treatment of this disease can use CBD oil according to the instructions given by experts.

CBD Oil for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Based on our customer feedback, users suffering from arthritis-related pain love TheraJoy organic CBD salve; we offer our customers an all-natural, organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher option made with 99% pure CBD and 100% pure organic coconut oil. For people with arthritis, TheraJoy is ideal; it’s easy to apply to the afflicted area and is quickly absorbed leaving your skin feeling soft and moisturized.

Always consult your doctor before you begin taking a new supplement or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This blog post is not intended to be medical advice; it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your doctor or medical professional at your next appointment.

 

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Which Is The Right CBD Product For Me?

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Summary:

CBD is amazing, and when it’s derived from hemp or industrial hemp, like the CBD found in TheraJoy CBD Salveit’s legal in both the US and Canada. However, finding “real” CBD may not be as easy as you think, so buyer beware. Always consider the volume, purity, and source of your CBD before purchase and subsequent use.

Products with 99% pure CBD derived from non-GMO, organic hemp are available, so don’t settle for less. (Not only do we always use 99% pure CBD, and TheraJoy CBD Salve is also always 100% organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher.)

Which Is The Right CBD Product For Me?

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CBD Oil Dropper

CBD is short for Cannabidiol, and when it’s derived from hemp, it is legal in all 50 US states and Canada. It is a non-psychoactive extract that “has shown many health benefits.” (It’s also the key ingredient in our TheraJoy CBD Salve, but you already knew that.)

The fact that CBD is not psychoactive has made it very appealing to patients, parents, family members, and medical professionals alike. The world is slowly coming to the realization of the need for an organic, all natural cure as chemical treatments and the crookedness of big pharma companies are becoming less and less popular.

What is CBD?

The Real Science Of CBD

CBD isn’t just snake-oil; the health benefits are backed by real science. The science is published and easily accessible on-line; much of it even comes from the US government, through agencies of the National Institutes of Health. Articles like this one on treating insomnia associated with chronic pain, and this one on managing pain perception. Even the FDA recently admitted CBD was “beneficial.”  

Purchasing Real CBD

While it seems clear at this point that, for the right conditions, CBD may provide relief. Getting real CBD may be a little harder then you think.

Sometimes it seems like CBD is everywhere; just consider this Google search “legal cbd for sale” with nearly 1.6 million results, and a scary first organic result titled “How to buy CBD Oil – Watch out for these 3 Traps.

I bet you’re curious. What are the “3 Traps?”

  1. Look for quality, not for low prices
  2. Beware of products that claim to cure everything
  3. Make sure your oil is Non-Psychoactive

TheraJoy passes their test. We focus on quality first, with a 99% pure product. We never make false claims. We only reference real, scientific research, and our product is never psychoactive.

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Glass Test Tubes

Current Market CBD Purity

Continuing through the search results, you may find yourself overwhelmed by the number of products and vendors. Are there really this many amazing CBD products already on the market? The answer, sadly, is no.

A 2016 study published in the Journal of Regulatory Science tested 23 products with “hemp oil and/or cannabinoid label claims” purchased on the Internet. Of these, 18 tested positive for the presence of at least one cannabinoid compound. But three contained less than 0.01 percent of a cannabinoid, and four products labeled as CBD “were found not to contain any CBD,” according to the study.

Why are CBD products sold over the counter some places and tightly regulated in others?

These are disconcerting numbers. Only 78% of the tested products contained CBD, and of that set 13% “contained less than 0.01 percent.”

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Senior Couple Stretching

The TheraJoy Difference

Selecting a CBD brand you can trust has never been more important. At TheraJoy, we encourage our users to look for three things when selecting their CBD brand; specifically volume, purity and source.

Volume. The relative volume of CBD is important, because it helps you understand how strong the product will be. Understanding the relative volume, also let’s you clearly understand how much CBD you are purchasing per dollar. For example, a 4 oz. container of TheraJoy contains 1,000mg of CBD for $90 is clearly a better value then a competitors product offering 1,000mg of whole-plant extracted CBD for $139. (The whole-plant extracted part will become important in literally just a second. )

Purity. CBD purity is an important consideration, too. While some people will encourage you to use whole-plant extracts, they no longer represent the latest advances in CBD extraction technology. Whole-plant extracts, or CBD oils, will max at about 60% pure. Compare that to CBD isolates, which can reach purity levels in excess of 99%.

Source. When the legality of your purchase could later be called in to question, it’s essential that you know where the CBD you use comes from. When CBD is derived from hemp or industrial, like the CBD found in TheraJoy, it is 100% legal for purchase and use in the United States and Canada. However, when CBD is derived from any other source, it isn’t.

Once you are confident about the overall quality of a brand, it’s important to select the right delivery mechanism for your condition. Consider TheraJoy CBD Salve; TheraJoy was designed for topical skin application, which means you can apply it directly to the afflicted area for a variety of skin conditions, muscle conditions, and pain conditions.

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Happy Senior

Based on the feedback of our users, here are just a few commons uses of TheraJoy:

  • Arthritis/Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Hand and Feet Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Knee and Elbow Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Sports Pain/Soreness

I personally use it to combat soreness after particularly long gym sessions, and I love the results. (Let us know how TheraJoy is helping you.)

Remember, always consult your doctor before you begin taking a supplement or make any changes to your existing medication and supplement routine. This blog post is not intended to be medical advice, but it is information you can use as a conversation-starter with your doctor at your next appointment.

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Managing Back Pain With Cannabidiol (CBD)

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Summary:

CBD has known and recognized anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving qualities; we can thank the US government for providing us with the supporting research. 80% of all Americans will have lower back pain at least one time in their life, and for millions, it will be chronic. Furthermore, most of the common treatments rely heavily on prescription drugs which can actually cause damage to your internal organs if used for too long or incorrectly.

Considering the recognized pain-relieving properties of CBD and the risks of pharmaceuticals, could it be an effective, all-natural pain management tool for those afflicted with chronic back pain?

Managing Back Pain With Cannabidiol (CBD)

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Medication On Wooden Table

When a substance like CBD is properly studied, it’s amazing the number of potentially beneficial uses we discover, and in some cases, it can create a light at the end of a very dark tunnel for those suffering from painful medical conditions.

Chronic back pain is a painful medical condition, and it’s one that is difficult to articulate to those that have not experienced it first hand. With the anti-inflammatory and recognized pain-relieving properties of CBD, the question must be asked, could it be a tool for those afflicted with chronic back pain?

Traditional Medications Vs. CBD

Considering the potential risks, …

… be aware that most medications for severe pain can cause damage to internal organs. The most severe cases of chronic back pain nearly always end up being treated by means of surgery after neuropathy and physiotherapy fail.

Cannabidiol – CBD for Back Pain

an all-natural solution, free from harmful chemicals and toxins, is an idea whose time has come.

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Senior Back Pain

How Common Is Back Pain?

Especially if you consider the scope of this problem:

Back pain is a very common complaint. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 80% of all Americans will have low back pain at least once in their lives.
Back pain is a common reason for absence from work and doctor visits.

Even though back pain can affect people of any age, it is significantly more common among adults aged between 35 and 55 years.

Back pain: Causes, symptoms, and treatments

Types Of Back Pain

For the purposes of discussing pain in the context of research and medical practices, it is separated into three distinct categories: Acute Pain, Chronic Pain, and Neuropathic Pain. Understanding Different Types of Back Pain is a useful guide from Spine Health that can help you understand the differences if you’d like to learn more.

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Doctor Prepares Injection

Treatment Options

The most common medical treatments for back pain include muscle relaxants, narcotic pain medications, back braces, and epidural steroid injections; and as with all narcotic solutions, there are going to be side effects.

Let’s take a second to dig in on the treatment options:

Muscle relaxants. This medication acts as a depressant of the central nervous system and increases mobility of tense muscles, relieving pain from muscle tightness or spasms. Muscle relaxants have no role in chronic pain management.

Narcotic pain medications. Narcotic medications, also called opioids or painkillers, alter one’s perception of pain by weakening signals sent to the brain. Narcotic medications are most often used for treating intense, short-term pain, such as acute pain after an operation. Narcotics are rarely used to treat long-term pain, as they have many side effects and can easily become addictive.

Back braces. Some patients find that a back brace can be used to provide comfort and possibly reduce pain. There is some evidence that use of an inelastic corset-style brace, worn daily, in combination with a physical therapy exercise program, can speed healing and reduce pain.2 A back brace may also be helpful after back surgery.

Epidural steroid injections. This injection involves a steroid administered directly into the outer part of the dural sac, which surrounds the spinal cord. A live x-ray, called fluoroscopy, is used to guide the needle to the correct area. The goal of the injection is to temporarily relieve pain by reducing inflammation around a compressed nerve root.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Lower Back Pain

Is CBD A Treatment Option?

In some cases, surgery will be required, in others, physical therapy. So I ask again, is CBD an option? According to HealthLine:

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is used by some people who experience chronic pain. It may reduce pain, inflammation, and overall discomfort related to a variety of health conditions. CBD oil is a product made from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, a chemical found naturally in marijuana and hemp plants. It doesn’t cause the “high” feeling often associated with cannabis — that’s caused by THC, a different type of cannabinoid.

Studies on CBD oil and pain management have shown a great deal of promise. CBD can also offer an alternative for people who have chronic pain and rely on more dangerous, habit-forming medications, such as opioids.

Using CBD for Pain Management: Does It Work?

It’s an interesting point of distinction that the author at HealthLine accidentally makes, in his article, he discusses specifically the benefits of “cannabidiol oil” or “CBD oil,” however, it’s important to point out that current technology limits the purity of CBD oil to around 60%. For our users, that isn’t enough; TheraJoy uses CBD isolates, a purer form of CBD. That’s why our product, unlike our competitors, always contains 99% pure CBD.

Millions of people suffer from back pain each day and they are looking for a solution. Most have already tried medication, some multiple medications; they’ve tried doctors, chiropractors, and physical therapy. Interestingly enough, less than 60% of these patients report back that their treatments are working.

While we can’t guarantee CBD will work for your particular pain, we can guarantee that TheraJoy Organic CBD Salve is an effective way to deliver CBD directly to the afflicted areas. We offer purity you can trust, guaranteed, and we are always made with 99% CBD derived from medical grade, non-GMO hemp, sourced directly from Switzerland. We combine high doses of CBD with 100% coconut oil to create a product that is organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher.

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CBD for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

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Summary:

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition with over 3 million cases being reported in the US each year. It causes chronic pain, fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. With no cure, the goal that all patients share is management. While WebMD recommends “medication, exercise, managing your stress, and healthy habits” many patients are considering alternative treatments like CBD.

TheraJoy was designed for topical application, providing the ideal delivery mechanism for those afflicted with fibromyalgia.

CBD for Fibromyalgia Sufferers

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Elbow Pain from Fibromyalgia, Credit: Stock Photography

When it comes to fibromyalgia, people either know what it is or they don’t. If know what it is, then it’s very likely you have the condition, if you don’t, then your knowledge may just be limited to what you hear in passing on a television commercial pushing the latest and greatest pharmaceutical.

So what is fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition, one that can last years or even an entire lifetime; it’s also a condition that affects a staggering number of people, over 3 million cases are reported each year in the US alone. To put that into perspective, that is more people than the entire population of Chicago, the third largest city in the United States. The condition is often accompanied by fatigue and altered sleep, memory, and mood. The silver lining here, is that fibromyalgia can be managed.

According to WebMD, it should be “simple” enough:

There’s no cure. But a combination of medication, exercise, managing your stress, and healthy habits may ease your symptoms enough that you can live a normal, active life.

What Is Fibromyalgia?

For many patients, while helpful, these solutions only go so far. That’s why there has been interest in alternative treatments such as CBD.

Ever since the story of Charlotte Figi took the world by storm, the medical benefits of Cannabis and Hemp (Cannabis Sativa) products have become a major attraction under the spotlight of Global media, the medical and scientific industries and global citizens alike.

CBD Oil for Fibromyalgia & Endocannabinoid System Deficiency

Could CBD be an effective treatment? To evaluate, I think it’s important to understand fibromyalgia at a deeper level. The Mayo Clinic can provide you with a wealth of information on the subject, but this excerpt is of particular interest.

Fibromyalgia is a disorder characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain accompanied by fatigue, sleep, memory and mood issues. Researchers believe that fibromyalgia amplifies painful sensations by affecting the way your brain processes pain signals.

Symptoms sometimes begin after a physical trauma, surgery, infection or significant psychological stress. In other cases, symptoms gradually accumulate over time with no single triggering event.

Women are more likely to develop fibromyalgia than are men. Many people who have fibromyalgia also have tension headaches, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, anxiety and depression.

Fibromyalgia

The following is a first hand account from Sarah Pollard, a Scottish woman living with fibromyalgia in Whithorn, Dumfries and Galloway.

I’ve always been a very physical person, having worked on farms all my life. I’d work seven days a week in all weathers and do everything from lambing and logging to looking after bullocks. I used to suffer bouts of fatigue, and there was a suggestion that I had ME [myalgic encephalopathy, also known as chronic fatigue syndrome], but I always managed to work full-time. I could cope if I slept for 10 hours each night, so I always made sure I went to bed early.

At 29, when I became pregnant with my first son Tom, I was worried about how I would cope. But during all three of my pregnancies I felt fantastic, with loads of energy. I managed to look after all the children with ease when they were young. I counted my blessings that I’d recovered from whatever had made me so tired in the past.

But then, in 2011, it came back. It began quite gradually – one day I would be OK but the next I’d be exhausted. Everything became an effort. It was like wading through a muddy field – my legs felt as heavy as lead and I’d shuffle rather than walk. Then my knees began to ache. It was tremendously painful, as though there wasn’t enough elasticity in my joints. I’d lie in bed wondering what was happening to me.

Even the simplest things, like driving my children to school, became a massive chore as just holding the steering wheel made my arms ache. Then I began to get a sensation as though hot oil was burning through all my veins. It happened every night and stopped me sleeping. At the same time, every joint in my body was sore. Whichever position I lay in, I felt awful pressure and discomfort. I tried painkillers but they never really took the edge off.

Fibromyalgia sufferer: ‘I can’t escape the pain’

We already know there is a growing body of research supporting the claim that CBD is an effective and all-natural way to treat pain, and it has also been shown to be effective tool in managing sleep disorders. If you add in it’s calming effects, you can start to realize why fibromyalgia patients everywhere looking to CBD.

In view of the fact that CBD features all of these possibilities (actually probabilities) for providing relief [edit] in the event that someone suffers from severe fibromyalgia, does it not make sense that such a patient should at least give CBD the opportunity to show its worth as a treatment for their condition?

CBD for Fibromyalgia & Endocannabinoid System Deficiency

If you are one of the 3,000,000 plus people suffering from fibromyalgia then don’t you owe it to yourself to try CBD and see the benefits first hand? TheraJoy Organic Massage Oil and Salve offers 99% pure CBD derived from medical grade organic hemp, which offers exact dosage levels of CBD and is also certified non-GMO sourced from Switzerland.

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CBD Oil and Chronic Pain

Fitness young woman with neck pain over gray background, Credit: Stock Photography

Summary:

CBD has been shown to soothe more than one major illness. According to The Fresh Toast, this includes chronic pain, a condition the afflicts many; the article states “Chronic pain is one of the most common diseases that Americans struggle with, affecting around 100 million of adults.”

Two more bits for those suffering from both chronic pain and short attention spans; the article also states “there’s no way to overdose on CBD” and TheraJoy Organic Oil and Salve was formulated with chronic pain in mind.

CBD Oil and Chronic Pain

Woman in Pain, Credit: Stock Photography
Woman in Pain, Credit: Stock Photography

CBD is a getting a lot of attention these days, and it’s justified, because of the many benefits that it offers. You don’t have to take our word for it, recently, even the FDA made statements that that support this.

So what can CBD help with? The answer is quite a few things, but in a recent article from The Fresh Toast, they highlight four things in particular.

CBD is great for improving your health. The oil that’s produced from it offers many health benefits like improving mental health, promoting mental clarity, and improving your overall nervous system. According to CannLabs, the leading lab that tests and experiments with cannabis, there’s no way to overdose on CBD which means that you can take a couple of drops several times a day without having to worry over it.

4 Major Illnesses CBD Oil Can Soothe

The author then continues to discuss major illnesses that CBD oil can soothe, including “Chronic Pain” and “Sleep Disorders.”

While CBD has many uses, let’s focus on chronic pain for a moment. TheraJoy Organic Oil and Salve was formulated with chronic pain in mind. (Don’t worry, we’ll come back to “Sleep Disorders” in the near future.)

As the author states, “Chronic pain is one of the most common diseases that Americans struggle with, affecting around 100 million of adults. CBD promotes healthy joint development, nourishes and relaxes muscles, promotes organ function and provides pain relief. CBD is also well known for its effect on inflammation, one of the main causes of chronic pain.”

Combining high doses of 99% pure CBD with 100% pure organic, vegan, gluten-free and kosher coconut oil, we created an effective and convenient CBD delivery system. Remember our products were developed with the goal of improving your quality of life when used on a daily basis, so make sure to include TheraJoy as part of your daily regime to maximize the benefits.

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FDA Deputy Commissioner admits CBD is beneficial in some cases

Dr. Scott Gottlieb, Current Head of the FDA, Credit: FDA

Summary:

Deputy Commissioner Anna K. Abram sent out the notice through the Federal Register acknowledging the following: “CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy.” (If you are a TheraJoy user, then I bet you already knew that; If you aren’t, you should be.)

The FDA would also like you to submit your first had CBD experiences that demonstrate it has viable medical benefits through their comment system.

FDA Deputy Commissioner admits CBD is beneficial in some cases

FDA Sign & Bldg 21 at Entrance, Credit: WikiMedia
FDA Sign & Bldg 21 at Entrance, Credit: WikiMedia

Recognizing the amazing benefits of CBD of cannabidiol early has been key to the success of TheraJoy; it gave us the time we needed to develop the perfect organic CBD oil and salve, and word of mouth did the rest. That being said, it feels amazing and maybe even a little vindicating to see key industry players such as the FDA Deputy Commissioner Anna K. Abram come to the same resolution, even if she is only willing to indirectly admit it.

Deputy Commissioner Anna K. Abram sent out the notice acknowledging the following: “CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy.”

In addition, The United Nations is trying to figure out how to categorize cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive and medically beneficial cannabinoid contained in cannabis. It was UN officials, through the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), that initiated the request for public involvement.

FDA Declares “CBD (Cannabidiol) as beneficial,” and Encourages Help from Public

Cannabidiol Chemical Structure, Credit: Wikimedia
Cannabidiol Chemical Structure, Credit: Wikimedia

Before I jump into the story, I feel it’s important to provide you with some context. Let’s start with CBD …

CBD is one of more than 80 active cannabinoid chemicals in the Cannabis plant. CBD, unlike THC, does not produce euphoria or intoxication. CBDs have their effect mainly by interacting with specific receptors on cells in the brain and body that regulate many other processes within our central and peripheral nervous systems.

FDA Declares “CBD (Cannabidiol) as beneficial,” and Encourages Help from Public

… and the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances …

The Convention on Psychotropic Substances of 1971 is a United Nations treaty designed to control psychoactive drugssuch as amphetamine-type stimulants, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, and psychedelics signed in Vienna, Austria on 21 February 1971.

As of 2013, 183 member states are Parties to the treaty. Many laws have been passed to implement the Convention, including the U.S. Psychotropic Substances Act, the UK Misuse of Drugs Act 1971, and the Canadian Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Convention on Psychotropic Substances

with that cleared up.

I said she indirectly admitted it, because Deputy Commission Abram made her indirect admission through a call for comments in the Federal Register (I just said Federal Register, don’t try to search for this on FDA.gov, you won’t find it. Here is the link.)

Here is the exact blurb where she makes the admission:

Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the active cannabinoids identified in cannabis. CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy.

International Drug Scheduling; Convention on Psychotropic Substances; Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs; Ocfentanil, Carfentanil, Pregabalin, Tramadol, Cannabidiol, Ketamine, and Eleven Other Substances; Request for Comments

Let me emphasize that statement, “CBD has been shown to be beneficial in experimental models of several neurological disorders, including those of seizure and epilepsy.Those are her words folks, not mine.

As reported by Leafly, the FDA wants real CBD users, just like you, our loyal TheraJoy users, to submit comments on their experience using CBD as a healing substance.

FDA officials put out a call for comments in this morning’s Federal Register, seeking information about CBD and how the UN’s World Health Organization (WHO) should designate it under the 1971 Convention on Psychotropic Substances. In doing so, the FDA acknowledged the ‘beneficial’ effects CBD has shown in patients with neurological disorders.

All those who have information on, or experience with, the use of CBD as a healing substance are encouraged to comment at this federal website. Sept. 13 is the deadline for public comment, and no input will be considered after that date.

FDA Declares CBD ‘Beneficial,’ Wants Your Input ASAP

If CBD has provided you with a real medical benefit (I’m now speaking with all of our loyal TheraJoy users), then consider submitting your story in the form of a comment. Seriously consider it, because you could help change the industry for the better. You can comment here. Comments will be accepted until September 13th, 2017.

If you are unsure of exactly how to comment, then you may be interested in reviewing Regulations.gov “Tips for Submitting Effective Comments.” You can alternatively mail your comment in, but who uses snail mail these days.

One last thought, it is important to note that this process is different then federal legalization; Leafly sums it up.

CBD is one of 17 substances currently under scheduling review by the WHO. This process affects only the WHO and the United Nations. It does not directly deal with the status of CBD under the federal Controlled Substances Act—but it could have an indirect effect by influencing the outcome of the conflict over the federal categorization of cannabidiol.

FDA Declares CBD ‘Beneficial,’ Wants Your Input ASAP

While the impact on federal legalization is indirect at best, Deputy Commissioner Anna K. Abram’s admission is a great indicator that the government is not only willing to recognize the real medical benefits of CBD, they are actually starting to do it.

About FDA Deputy Commissioner Anna Abraham

FDA Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation and Analysis Anna Abraham, Credit: FDA
FDA Deputy Commissioner Anna Abraham, Credit: FDA

As Deputy Commissioner for Policy, Planning, Legislation and Analysis, Anna Abram plays a critical role in overseeing the development and implementation of key policy initiatives and provides strategic policy direction to advance FDA’s mission and vision of protecting and promoting public health.

Prior to being appointed to this senior leadership position at the FDA, Ms. Abram served in the Office of the Secretary at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).