• Twenty percent of veterans returning from combat will have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and 77% of children exposed to a school shooting develop PTSD. PTSD accounts for over 5,000 suicides in the US alone because of combat-based PTSD. In fact, PTSD related suicide ranks 10th as a leading cause of death in the US. Unfortunately, less than 50% of people suffering from PTSD are being treated for it. Those are some scary numbers provided by Health Research Funding, but fortunately, there is still hope for these people. June is PTSD...

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is something so many American’s struggle with. In the documentary “Restrepo” it was said that many veterans coming back from Afghanistan weren’t being treated for PTSD because they hadn’t yet found an effective treatment. People coming back from war in Afghanistan were facing more PTSD problems than a lot of the veterans in Vietnam. Although PTSD impacts far more people than just our veterans, there still aren’t many effective treatments that have been found to treat them. According to a journal entry in 2015 from “Neurotherapeutics”,...

  • There are numerous studies showing that CBD may be an effective treatment for those with anxiety. Most people fear public speaking more than they do death. So, with that in mind, let’s look at this  first study dissects how CBD reduces the anxiety that is stimulated by public speaking. It states: “Pretreatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly decreased alert in their anticipatory speech. The placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment, discomfort, and alert levels when compared with the control...

  • 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...

  • 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 -...

  • Many people suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and many of these people 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.  Here is some research showing preliminary findings and evidence that there may be a relationship between the Endocannabinoid System and how symptoms of anxiety, depression, fear and more could be treated with various cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system provides an avenue for...

  • One of the most rewarding aspects of what is happening with natural wellness and natural medicine is the use of hemp-based products to ease the symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  People who suffer from PTSD often have anxiety, depression, trouble sleeping, and problems with memory.  Finding relief can be difficult, but more and more people are turning to cannabis, including the non-psychoactive cannabinoid CBD (also called a phytocannabinoid). Preliminary research indicates that CBD may have an anxiolytic effect (reduces the feeling of anxiety).  Some links to research articles...

  • The United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) signed off on a study to investigate how cannabis may be helpful to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).    There have already been many studies showing success at various cannabinoids in cannabis being therapeutic for the many symptoms of PTSD including anxiety and depression.     The organization responsible for getting this study approved, and subsequently laying the groundwork for additional studies and more discussion about this plant's potential benefit to humankind is the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS).   ...