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  1. Hello Thabo,
    What an excellent article! I am also a huge proponent of CBD oil and this article truly shows the health benefits . And the idea that we do not have to use prescription meds to get healthy. Especially when MOther Nature has gifted us with this, yes?
    Great article. And so informative.
    And this industry will is projected to be worth in the billions by 2020, so those of us getting the health benefits can also be a part of a new profit stream. Do join us.
    It’s growing so hugely!
    In peace and gratitude, ariel

    • Hello Ariel,
      Thanks for the kind words. I think CBD oil offers the perfect solution to getting both health and wealth. In most cases one is sacrificed for the other. Looking forward to being part of the CBD explosion.

  2. This is a really great article on CBD vs medical marijuana. I have been taking CBD for a while now as I have had issues with a frozen shoulder and with the CBD oil, I can actually move my arms without the pain.
    I am person that loves everything all natural and CBD oil is all about nature. I don’t feel that I would want to try the medical marijuana as I don’t like the high feeling that is one reason I don’t care for prescription drugs.

    Many of the prescription drugs do not take care of the problem it just mask the problem by making you loopy. Prescription drugs works a bit differently on me as they affect be badly whenever I have had to take them, so I have always only taken then when ever nothing else works.

    • Hello Dena,

      I just finished a post in which I did a lot of research on EX NFL players who seeking alternatives to the deadly opioids first went to Medical marijuana. The THC in the marijuana was effective in relieving the pain, but as you say left them feeling loopy. Now a lot of these Ex football players are finding that CBD oil is getting rid of the pain without the high. Thanks for sharing your story.

  3. It is interesting to see the world evolving and accepting healing choices that were once considered not good. I have read some articles about CBD oil, and can see that more and more people are beginning to realize how good it is due to its many benefits.

    I, for one, am keen too because of the pain relief benefit CBD oil offers. I am now suffering from a frozen shoulder caused by past injury and made worse because of my teaching career (had to over reach at times when writing on the white board).

    Will CBD oil help with this chronic pain? Also, any news of whether countries like Singapore is opening up and allowing this wonderful healing herb?

    • Hello Tim,
      CBD oil has helped people get rid of frozen shoulder pain. It would probably work well for you. Unfortunately, CBD oil, as of this writing, is illegal in Singapore and possession of it can mean a term of 10 years in prison or a $15,000 fine–or both. I know that this isn’t the news that you want to hear, but it’s always better to know the facts so you can make the right decision. However, it’s not all bad news. The government is allowing research right now into the safety of CBD oil versus the harmful effects of THC based Marijuana treatments. It is believed that once the government is convinced that CBD oil is safe and not addictive, it may allow it to be used by the public. The thinking by most expert who keep track of this kind of thing is that Singapore will in time join the other countries who have embraced the benefits of CBD.

  4. Hi Thabo,
    Thanks for the great description of both oils. I had heard of both but really didn’t know the difference.
    I’m quite interested in the cardiovascular health benefits. My husband now has 4 stents in his arteries near his heart. Do you know if it would help with the plaque buildup in the arteries? I know you said it helps with blood pressure, but I’m more interested in his plaque buildup.
    Thanks again,
    suzanne

    • Hello Suzanne,
      first, let me send well wishes to your husband.

      As a matter of fact, CBD is highly recommended for heart health because of it’s ability to fight plaque buildup.
      So because it’s so effective as the endocannabindoid system, it does indeed break down plaque. So most likely either one of the CBD oil would work. So either the herbal drops or the isolate. Either way. Both are able to promote healthy cells and help oxygenate ultimately creates a strong heart and vessels. 
      I hope that helps. Feel free to check out the link below for more information.

       
      http://healthy18.MyCTFOCBD.com

  5. Hi Thabo,
    This is a great post that really helps break down the differences. For me, that is very important. I often stay clear of opiates in painkillers even with a painful illness because I do not like the mind-altering effects that they play on me. I am sensitive to this. I need my focus and do nto need it hindered by medications. I look for alternatives to help me manage pain without taking away my “thinking” faculties. CBD is a natural solution that sounds like ti may be an ideal fit. Thank you.

    • Hi Christina,
      Just adding to the excellent points you make, consider the following information: Prescriptions for opioids in the US are estimated at over 200 million a year, with pain management a major driver. It’s getting to the point where some scientists are asking for fast tracking trials that examine CBD’s potential to combat the opioid addiction. The evidence is showing that it may very well be effective by lowering the levels of anxiety. Anxiety has shown to be a big factor in opioid addiction.

  6. This is such an informative post. I know about the health benefits of medical marijuana because it has been used in Jamaica to treat glaucoma for many years there. I am so interested in the heart health benefits especially to treat high cholesterol. Are there any studies on that?

    • Hi Carol,
      CBD oil lowers cholesterol by using its high content of Omega 3 to speed up your metabolism. Here are some studies:
      Research:

      These studies present some evidence that CBD is effective at lowering cholesterol levels:

      In April 2011, the scientific journal “Molecules and Cells”, published the results of one of their conducted animal studies. In their conclusion it was stated that hemp (CBD) oil possibly was capable of limiting the body’s ability to absorb dietary cholesterol.

      The Israeli medical cannabis facility, Tikun Olam, stated in November 2012 that their newest strain release, packed with almost no THC and large quantities of CBD, was capable of treating numerous diseases, one of which was listed as heart disease, a condition related to prolonged high cholesterol levels.

      In August 2011, a study published in the scientific journal Cell Mol Neurobiol. stated, “CBD treatment modulates cholesterol homeostasis in microglial cells…” (Rimmerman et al.).

      Although these are only three presented examples, there are multiple additional studies that also support the claims that CBD is capable of decreasing and lowering cholesterol levels.

      Since then other studies have confirmed the findings. I hope this helps. Let me know if you have anymore questions. For refresher you can check: http://healthy18.MyCTFOCBD.com

      Thabo

  7. Hello Thabo,

    The last couple of weeks there has been much information about CBD oil circulating on the internet. Your article is very informative as I didn’t know anything about neither CBD or medical marijuana.

    When thinking of those substances I automatically think of addictive drugs, which are an absolutely no-go for me. Of course, many kinds of medicines can provoke addiction, but all kinds of drugs make me shiver.

    It is good, though, that this kind of medication can help people to relieve their pains. CBD sounds better because it does not cause mind-altering side affects. Does this also mean that it is no risk of getting addicted to it?

    Pernilla

    • Hello Pernilla,

      CBD oil causes no mind altering side effects. It can be safely given to children, as well as people who have a sensitivity to THC and do not want to experience the high associated with marijuana. This means there is very little chance of getting addicted to it. CBD oil relieves anxiety and stress by having a beneficial effect on the brain. It works in a natural way by enhancing the effects of other brain chemicals such as serotonin, without stimulating the receptors that make marijuana psychoactive and addictive.
      In that sense, it’s similar to using an essential oil to relieve pain or feel healthier.

      Thabo

  8. I thank you for posting this article, I agree CBD is a much smarter and healthier choice to help people manage their pain. I was wondering how severe if any are the side-effects of CBD, I am very against medication but I do use essential oils for my own health issues. From my experience I have had very few if any side-effects from using essential oils, but I am not familiar with CBD’s possible side-effects for people with kidney and liver disease?

    Jeff

    • Hello Jeff,
      CBD oil is safe to use in most cases, but anyone who has a medical condition or who is taking prescribed medicines should check with their doctor before taking any supplement, including CBD. I know you are aware of that from conversations that we have had in the past. Here is something that may be a direct concern to you. High doses of cannabidiol may affect the way certain drugs are metabolised in the liver. So, if one has kidney or liver disease I would urge caution. It may not be the best option.

      Thabo

  9. Hi thank you for great article
    I am great fan of CBD.
    I have psoriasis arthritis and a lot of pain do you know about this will help me?
    I am willing to try this out, Iam on morfín to day and that doesn’t work.

    • Hello Salomon,
      Thanks so much for the kind words. I’m so sorry you’re experiencing so much pain. A lot of people have in fact used CBD oil for pysoriasis arthritis because it effectively fights inflammation. You would probably need something like the Emu oil which will penetrate deep into the pain. The link if you want to take a look is http://healthy18.MyCTFOCBD.com Also, if you are a big fan of CBD let’s keep in touch. Thabo

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