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Should you try CBD products and will they benefit your health?

Published on 6/23/2018
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You may have heard a lot recently about the health benefits of CBD which is the short name for some of the non-psychoactive compounds of the cannabis plant.

They are now legal in many countries and are being increasingly shown to be helpful for a whole range of health conditions including pain relief from such things as arthritis and fibromyalgia which have proved resistant to pharmaceuticals including opiates.

Now no-one is currently suggesting that someone with such conditions should give up all their medications immediately, but from my own experience, the pain I get from osteoarthritis in my knee has been considerably reduced to the extent that I have been able to reduce the number of ibuprofen I take each day, almost by half.  My doctor was trying to get me to try the highly addictive Tramadol which I refused to even consider. 

A friend on Facebook has recently got into a business selling CBD products and she asked me if I would like to look at it,  I recalled the pain relief I had had years ago after breaking my ribs. I took the risk of using full strength cannabis but worried constantly about the illegality and possible effect on driving. It worked far, far better than anything I was prescribed and gave me some sleep when nothing else did.

At that time, the CTFO business was not yet available in the UK, but would be shortly. In the meantime I tried some CBD products - which are available and legal in the UK - and was very happy with the results. 

Today, I would like to give you some idea of how exactly CBD works with the body to benefit your health. 

The human body has something called the endocannabinoid system which is able to work with and react to cannabis compounds.  Here is a diagram showing the receptors and giving some info about how theY work.


ENDOCANNABINOID RECEPTORS

To try to simplify, when you take CBD products, they 'latch on' to the receptors and work WITH your body to help you.  The benefits of cannabis/help plants have been known for literally thousands of years but went out of favour, manipulated by the greedy pharmaceutical companies so that people believed that there was nothing good about the plant at all.  Humanity may have re-discovered the benefits just in time to prevent a health disaster resulting from unwanted side effects of pharmaceuticals and a build up of resistance.

The response of medics and Governments around the world is varied. Some can see possibilities of saving money on health services, and also taxing the recreational use of cannabis.  Others are fixed on the alleged harm of full strength cannabis and are woefully ignorant of the fact that CBD products do not carry this risk at all. So they are denying their citizens the possibility to try something that will benefit their health.

The UK Government has taken a cautious line. CBD products are legal, with a restriction that they must contain less than a very tiny limit of THC.  There are plenty of suppliers now in the UK market but you have to rely on anecdotal evidence and experimentation to work out which products suit you and your needs helped by lab results which are not clear to the average person.  However the word-of-mouth evidence is very strong and medics are beginning to listen to what their patients have to say - if a natural product eases pain for instance, and isn't having any harmful effects, it's hard for the medical profession to argue that an addictive opiate is better just because it is made in a lab. 

On the side of caution, there are some known side effects of CBD reducing the effectiveness of certain drugs but the important ones are fairly well documented.

Looking ahead, recent news items such as Billy Caldwell in the UK and his mother's fight to get the UK Government to allow him to use a medicinal cannabis product (with THC), have widened the argument and there will now be a full review. It doesn't seem to me to be moral that people are allowed to GROW cannabis in the UK, ship it abroad to be processed into pharmaceutical drugs and then we are forced to buy those products back at a totally unreasonable and obscene profit for the manufacturers.

The sense of outrage among many people is deepened by the fact that husbands of the PM and a Government minister are among those profiting from the manufactured product in one case, and the original plant crop in the other.  

Meanwhile, there is opportunity for a very large number of people worldwide to take advantage of what is already legal and very little reason not to, provided they do some homework and check it doesn't interfere with any current medication.

DECLARATION. I have now joined the CTFO business and I will benefit if anyone chooses to buy and use our products.  Hoever I would not have done this at all, had I not tried a CBD product from another source first with success.

 

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