THC is the most famous component of cannabis, but cannabidiol (CBD) is the real hero. It is non-psychoactive (doesn’t get you “high”), and contains a lot of properties that can help with different conditions. Each person has an endocannabinoid system, which works alongside our immune system to help with these conditions. This system is “fed” by consuming cannabinoids like CBD.
CBD has been shown to help people with diabetes stabilize and decrease their need for insulin or other medications. According to the American Journal of Physiology, it has been shown to lower the incidence of diabetes in non-obese mice. “In this study we have investigated the effects of CBD on high glucose (HG)-induced, mitochondrial superoxide generation, NF-κB activation, nitrotyrosine formation, inducible nitric oxide synthase (iNOS) and adhesion molecules ICAM-1 and VCAM-1 expression, monocyte-endothelial adhesion, transendothelial migration of monocytes, and disruption of endothelial barrier function in human coronary artery endothelial cells (HCAECs)”.
“Since a disruption of the endothelial function and integrity by HG is a crucial early event underlying the development of various diabetic complications, our results suggest that CBD, which has recently been approved for the treatment of inflammation, pain, and spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis in humans, may have significant therapeutic benefits against diabetic complications and atherosclerosis.”
This is arguable one of CBD’s greatest strengths. Although there have been numerous studies showing CBD’s benefits for PTSD, public speaking, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social anxiety, PTSD, etc..., one study by the National Institute of Health says:
“Studies using animal models of anxiety and involving healthy volunteers clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD. Moreover, CBD was shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder.”
While acne is one of the most common conditions, especially among teenagers, it is not very well known that CBD can help prevent it. As this study shows, CBD may be even more effective than mainstream treatments. Tamas Biro, who works with University of Debrecen (Hungary), Department of Physiology, stated:
“CBD is very efficient —actually, in our model system, it was much more efficient than the Vitamin A derivatives like Accutane. Of further importance, CBD was universally inhibitive of lipid synthesis. It was able to inhibit not only the actions of endocannabinoids but also the effects of other inflammatory mediators such as steroid hormones that stimulate fat production in these cells. “Another important result: we found that low concentrations of CBD were very effective in inhibiting lipid synthesis but did not affect the viability of cells. This was also in contrast to the effects of Vitamin A derivatives which inhibit the fat production of sebocytes by killing them.”
Another study by the National Institute of Health shows that cannabidiol has reduced cigarette consumption in tobacco smokers. 24 smokers were given either a placebo inhaler, or CBD inhaler for one week. When they felt the urge to smoke, they were told to use the inhaler. For one week subjects followed this method, and placebo treated smokers showed no difference. CBD users reduced the number of cigarettes by 40%.
In a study from 2014, CBD has been shown to benefit patients with Crohn’s disease. It states:
“In a prospective placebo-controlled study, it has been shown what has been largely anticipated from anecdotal reports, i.e. that cannabis produces significant clinical benefits in patients with Crohn's disease. The mechanisms involved are not yet clear but most likely include peripheral actions on cannabinoid receptors 1 and 2, and may also include central actions.”
Because That’s Natural products contain numerous cannabinoids and terpenes it is considered full spectrum. The combination of these compounds help to provide what is known as the entourage effect. Each one of us (and our animals) has an endocannabinoid system, which is fueled by these cannabinoids and terpenes to produce the entourage effect. By providing pure, potent, and trusted products, That’s Natural strives to meet our customer’s needs – something we have been doing for over ten years! With 100% traceability of where our hemp comes from, you can be confident in what you are putting on, or in, your body. For more questions regarding our CBD products, please visit our Questions and Answers page.