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November 2018

Cannabinoids are known mostly for their feel-good effects, that’s why there’s been a surge of older adults and athletes using CBD products to aid in quick and effective workout recovery. It has become popular with wellness enthusiasts as an effective way to reduce pain and improve mobility in the body. CBD is short for cannabidiol, and is one of many cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. The body naturally produces its own endo-cannabinoids, that encourage responses like the “runner’s high.” The two work together in the body to balance energy, appetite, brain function and inflammation. Here at CBD Thera we use hemp derived CBD oil because it has no psychoactive effects, unlike other CBD products that may contain significant amounts of THC. CBD also increases the body’s production of AEA - anandamide, that the body naturally produces to relieve pain, inflammation and discomfort

PTSD, or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, is a serious psychological issue that can develop after witnessing or experiencing a shocking, dangerous, or otherwise traumatic event. It can affect police officers, fire fighters, first responders, crime victims, and people who have been affected by natural disasters. One of the larger demographics for PTSD is post-war veterans. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that PTSD afflicts: • Almost 31 percent of Vietnam veterans • As many as 10 percent of Gulf War (Desert Storm) veterans • 11 percent of veterans of the war in Afghanistan • 20 percent of Iraqi war veterans PTSD is generally treated with psychotherapy specific to healing and finding closure from these traumatic events. Treatment can be complicated - many sufferers will continue to experience reactions to their trauma for many years. Anti-depressants are often prescribed, but they can cause their own set

You can’t really appreciate the value of a good night’s sleep until you’ve had trouble sleeping. Over 70 million people in the US suffer from insomnia, and insomnia can generally be caused by stress and anxiety. People who can’t sleep struggle to shut their brain off. CBD helps by calming the mind and lowering levels of adrenaline and cortisol. CBD helps to balance our endocannabinoid system, which keeps our body in homeostasis, or the ultimate balanced state. CBD can: • Affect brain receptors that impact mood, pain, inflammation, and stress response • Prevent the break down of anandamide, a major endocannabinoid in the body When we have a deficiency of natural endocannabinoids in our body, some or all of our systems can be thrown off balance. But when we have an abundant amount of our own endocannabinoids in our system, we handle stress better,