• According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America. These disorders impact over 40 million adults in the US, which accounts for 18% of the population. The ADAA also states that “People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.” Even more astounding is the 15 million cases in America of...

  • CBD has often been shown to decrease anxiety, but it hasn’t been known why, until a study in 2004 from PubMed. The goal of this study was to develop a better understanding of why CBD had been shown to have anxiolytic effects. In order to do this, neuroimaging was used to show regional cerebral blood flow in ten healthy male volunteers. The volunteers were split into two groups (five men each) and studied on two occasions. On one occasion, they were given CBD and on the other, they were given...

  • A growing body of research coupled with thousands of individuals' testimonies from around the world are bringing to light the power of CBD for health and wellness. This article from Civilized, "5 Ways CBD Can Improve Health", summarizes several of the ways that this non-psychotropic (doesn't get you "high") cannabinoid from cannabis or hemp is saving peoples' quality of life: 1. Anti-Tumor Properties 2. Anti-Anxiety Properties 3. Anti-Seizure/Anti-Convulsion Properties  4. Antioxidant Properties 5. Neuroprotective Properties Researchers, scientists, and individuals from around the world are turning towards a natural plant that has been used for...

  • “I have a small dog (dachshund-terrier mix) his name is PeeWee.  PeeWee loved to travel in cars until about 6 mos ago.  Now whenever he rides in a car he acts very nervous. He pants constantly, he shakes, and his body becomes very warm.  He hides he face under my leg or arm.  Recently I was given That's Natural CBD oil to try on him.  I was blown away, it actually helped him.  He rode quietly and calmly after I gave him some of the oil.  I could not believe that it...

  • Life is stressful. Add to that a large amount of negativity and a volatile political climate - and you have a lot of people who are not only stressed, but also coping with depression. The Huffington Post wrote about the non-psychoactive component of cannabis (also called hemp) and the increasing awareness of CBD's (Cannabidiol) use to treat chronic pain, anxiety, depression, and other issues through the body's Endocannabinoid System (ECS). From the article by Marjorie Hope Rothstein: "Cannabidiol is claimed to help stabilize moods and ease depression, according to recent research spearheaded by...

  • One of the most exciting opportunities for CBD revolves around its application for anxiety, fear, stress, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Over 3 million Americans suffer symptoms of anxiety.  And PTSD can affect many people who have experienced traumatic life events - sadly, many of our nation’s veterans are very affected.  An estimated 7.8% of Americans will experience PTSD - with a larger percentage of veterans having the chance of being affected by this disorder. Non-psychoactive Cannabidiol, or CBD, has evidence of helping the brain to deal with stress,...

  • The many benefits of the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (Cannabidiol) may seem like a wide variety, maybe even too good to be true… until you learn more about our Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Through our ECS, all humans (and mammals) are pre-wired to be responsive to cannabinoids.  As a matter of fact, we already make endocannabinoids inside of us (endogenously).  Many of the cells that have receptors for cannabinoids are in the nervous system and immune system. Many ailments, and much of our pain, comes from nerve degeneration and/or inflammation.  Whether it is...

  • Here's a link to the journal article "Cannabidiol: A promising drug for neurodegenerative disorders?".  Evidence from all over the world is showing some potential application and benefit of non-psychoactive cannabinoids, like CBD (Cannabidiol). From the abstract: "Neurodegenerative diseases represent, nowadays, one of the main causes of death in the industrialized country. They are characterized by a loss of neurons in particular regions of the nervous system. It is believed that this nerve cell loss underlies the subsequent decline in cognitive and motor function that patients experience in these diseases.....Nevertheless, among Cannabis...

  • There are many people who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many of these individuals have been a part of the armed services.  There is a desperate need to find ways to treat the symptoms of PTSD - and non-psychoactive cannabinoids, like CBD, may be able to play a part. It has been found that people who have PTSD have lower levels of anandamide.  This compound is created endogenously inside of our bodies (endocannabinoids).  Anandamide fits or ‘triggers’ the same receptor that is responsive to various cannabinoids -...