Thyroid Support!

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Thyroid Support with CBD! Yes you seen that correct!  Scientists have discovered that there are cannabinoid receptors located on cells on the thyroid gland.  Of course there needs to be a lot more research but as the entire Cannabis plant becomes more mainstream and available the research will be greatly advanced.  We at Legal Hippie CANNOT wait for the day.  As for now we are finding that the human body is basically made to absorb Cannabinoids.  Evidence is even showing that CBD and other cannabinoids can be beneficial for managing the symptoms commonly associated with thyroid disorders. Such as pain, depression, dry skin, inflammation and anxiety.  This is huge due to the fact that in the U.S. alone an estimated 20 million people have some type of thyroid disease, and up to 60 percent of those people are unaware of their condition. In particular, women are five to eight times more likely than men to experience thyroid issues.  Lets dig deeper into how CBD or Cannabinoids can help!

When learning about CBD you will hear time and time again about the endocrine system.  CBD plays directly with this and helps to place your body back into homeostasis.  This is very important to survival due to the fact that it is the self-regulating process by which biological systems tend to maintain stability while adjusting to conditions that are optimal for survival.  For instance…. Keeping your internal body temperature around 98 degrees when the outside environment could be around 105 plus in mid summer. The thyroid gland is a very important organ found within the endocrine system. So you can see the connection!  The 2 main thyroid hormones actually regulate your body’s temperature and more!  Including your metabolism and heart rate.

So how does CBD help?  People who are suffering with a thyroid disease or thyroid issues often experience uncomfortable symptoms like pain, depression, dry skin, inflammation, and nervousness/anxiety. Management of these symptoms are vital to those suffering. Many individuals are able to use CBD and other cannabinoids to find relief.  Research suggest that CBD and other cannabinoids can provide effective relief to common thyroid symptoms including the ones listed above.  Plus as it helps to balance your body and helps your endocrine system to work properly and in turn can aid in the thyroid working properly as well.  CBD’s potential benefits for helping treat thyroid disease consist of delivering anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties. So in conclusion we are seeing that CBD does and can help with the symptoms associated with thyroid issues.  As we continue to move forward we hope to find more and more research of the treatment of thyroid conditions plus many many other ailments.  The research seems to be a bit unlimited when it comes to the Cannabis species.

If you want to try CBD your endocrine system will thankyou.  Also lets just going ahead and send those receptors on the thyroid a little bonus of cannabinoids as well.

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CBD and your Immune System

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We, at Legal Hippie, have been asked a lot lately how CBD effects your immune system.  So I figured for a little Legal Hippie installment we would address it!  Of course I am going to say…. CBD DOES IMPROVE YOU IMMUNITY. Why would I not?  After all, CBD seems to be a miracle plant if you ask us Legal Hippies. Lets dig a bit deeper!

Cannabis does has the ability to influence the functioning of the immune system.  You see CBD interacts directly with the Endocannabinoid system.  The endocannabinoid system is responsible for the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. It appears to play a very important regulatory role in the secretion of hormones related to reproductive functions and the response to stress. To take a step further than just your daily immune support against colds and flues, certain autoimmune disorders are due to an overactive (or weakened) immune system. The result of an immune response that has gotten out of control can manifest in chronic inflammation such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, and allergies. The powerful anti-inflammatory properties of cannabis can be useful to treat these and other health conditions where the immune system is being compromised and is needed to play the critical role of protecting your body.  Cannabinoids or CBD are known as immune modulators, which means they help regulate and influence the function of the immune system!

So yes…. CBD can be essential or beneficial to helping maintain your immune system and to get it running smoothly.  To order your very own Legal Hippie CBD aka immune modulator, click the link below.

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When it comes to CBD and Fever Blisters…CBD WINS!!!!

When it comes to CBD and Fever Blisters…CBD WINS!!!!  I mean seriously when you say what can CBD do you should just be saying what can CBD NOT do? Time and time again this incredable plant continues to amaze me.  At this point I am assuming that I will never grow bored with Cannabis.  The options from this plant seem to be endless! Baphoto-1500364440656-4ae610a8c8df.jpegck to endless options this plant has been shown to heal fever blisters in record time without the use of prescriptions.  Let’s dig deeper!

Cold sores or fever blisters are actually caused my herpes simplex virus.  It is said that on average this virus affects roughing 90% of the population.  So how can CBD help?  Well CBD is a immunosuppressive and very powerful anti-inflammatory. Other studies have also suggested that CBD can treat viral infections such as the herpes simplex virus.  CBD also helps to balance the endocannabinoid system by offering endocannabinoids which the body uses in place of its natural endocannabinoids. With your endocannabinoid system is back in balance, your body is better able to resist pain and inflammation just like the symptoms caused by cold sores!  Now that is pretty cool if you ask me!

Next time you feel an outbreak coming on apply CBD topically.  When you apply the oil directly to the area, you’ll first notice CBD’s pain relieving benefits and the itchiness will decrease. By doing this you will decrease pain and swelling associated with the virus but also decrease the number of occurrences.  Of course, as always, using CBD daily under your tongue will help keep your entire system in balance and ready to fight off many other things besides just the herpes virus!

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Yes… Under your tongue

There are many different ways to use or even consume CBD.  From edibles to capsules to vaping, topically and my personal way of using, Sublingually.  Today for a Legal Hippie installment I just wanted to briefly go over the sublingual method.  When you hear the term sublingual it literally means under your tongue.  Taking CBD by first holding under your tongue is a great way to get the cannabinoids right into your body! Let dig a little bit deeper and explain how this is beneficial.photo-1525849573460-8b8cd66819a1.jpeg

Legal Hippie CBD, is a naturally occurring cannabinoid extracted from hemp plants. Within your body is your very own Cannabinoid system.  This is system is responsible for keeping your body in Homeostasis which is very important due to the fact that this is how be keep our body balanced!  Lets just say that when you consume Legal Hippie CBD your endocannabinoid system gets very excited and begins to scoop up all the cannabinoids that you just provided. Under your tongue is one of the best way to use CBD. By placing the drops under your tongue and holding for at least 30 seconds you allow the active ingredients of CBD oil to be directly absorbed through the mucous membrane in the mouth.  Yeah…. mucus membrane might sounds like a gross term but science is science.  If you haven’t noticed yet that Legal Hippie LOVES the science behind our oils than you soon will! There are many capillaries or otherwise known as tiny blood vessels under the tongue which transfer the CBD directly to the bloodstream. When absorbed under the tongue the CBD is able to bypasses the digestive system and processing of the liver.  By doing this the effects of CBD oil are not decreased by digestion. Plus it allows CBD to quickly enter the bloodstream and interact with that  endocannabinoid system. Which is the sole purpose of using this amazing oil!

So next time you reach for a bottle, Legal Hippie CBD tincture bottle that is, place the drops under your tongue, hold for at least 30 seconds and swallow.  Now if you are ready to ignite your very own endocannabinoid system click the link below.

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CBD Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria!

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That’s right CBD Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria! Incredible isn’t it?  I can read and study and read and study and continue to be amazed at what something as simple as a cannabinoid from a plant can do.  The amazing part of this is that as we continue to be able to utilize the Cannabis species we will continue to be able to study and learn more and more about this little power house plant and all the amazing benefits that it can offer.  Now back to the previous statement, CBD is showing promising hope that it can also help fight many different drug resistant bacterias.  Let’s dig a bit deeper!

We at Legal Hippie love the science around this plant and are incredibly thankful that we are not the only ones.  Researchers have now discovered that cannabinoids (including CBD) have a very unusual ability to destroy bacteria (especially drug-resistant strains). Of course as with the onset of all the ability to use our God given plant again researchers are needing to do a bit more research and need to study this deeper.  Back in 2011 there was a study that found that CBD can even slow the progression of tuberculosis in rats. This is absolutely amazing but there is science behind this!  Legal Hippie science ignite!  The reason CBD seemed to have this ability is due in part to the ability of CBD to inhibit T-cell proliferation rather than having an antibacterial property. Immune function is helped by two kinds of white blood cells. The “B cells” (so-called because they develop in bone marrow) produce antibodies. The “T cells” (so-called because they develop in a small organ called the thymus gland) are responsible for a variety of other immune responses. T cells are extremely sensitive to TCR binding while protecting against the inappropriate activation of potentially dangerous effector cells. In a legal hippie what the what statement, CBD seems to have a way for destroying bad bacteria and is also a weapon against the antibiotic resistant superbugs that we are all becoming to fear today.

Since I am Legal Hippied up my anxiety is under control and this is not an extreme fear of mine but knowledge is power.  I might as well treat my anxiety all while fighting those little superbug bacterias. HA!

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Ummm…. Did you say CBD did NOT work?

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Ummm…. Did you say CBD did NOT work?  Well guess what?!  Maybe it didn’t work for you.  We believe you!  Our passion for health and wellness have helped so many but in all honesty some people just do not find relief.  Let’s explore a few reasons why you might have not seen success while using CBD.

CBD is an absolutely amazing oil but it does not perform miracles. Yes… Legal Hippie just said that CBD is not a miracle worker!  There are many factors that could play into rather or not you are seeing improvement while using CBD.  First things first, check your brand! CBD is not regulated.  This means that a product could say that they contain CBD but when lab tested they actually do not!  Shocking I know but this happens time and time again.  Until CBD becomes regulated you need to be able to see all third-party testing for your oil.  Any reputable company will always have lab reports.  Legal Hippie of course has reports!  While you are at it, check those ingredients.  To many ingredients, additives and even artificial flavoring can be found in CBD’s.  A bit counter productive if you ask me!

Next on the list… Check your dose!  Are you taking enough?  A good and easy guideline you could follow is

  • 2.5mg a day to increase appetite in cancer patients.
  • 2.5 – 20mg daily to alleviate chronic pain.
  • Up to 400mg a day for epilepsy.

Every single individual will need a different amount. It just isn’t as easy as saying between a certain weight take this amount.  This is a time that requires you to pay attention to your body and increase until you notice results.

Another reason people are not seeing results is they are impatient.  CBD takes times.  You HAVE to take regularly and consistently. Some see results after 3 to 4 days while other might not find relief for a couple of weeks out.  CBD is not here to numb away your fears, worries, and pains. It is fuel for your body and heals you from the inside.

Another common reason for people to not see results is GENETICS!  Yes, it even deals with genetics.  What causes CBD to work is how it works within and with your own body.   CBD works with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and some of us are born with more endocannabinoids than others.  If you are lacking endocannabinoids you will and are more capable of seeing an improvement due to your body getting exactly what it is lacking.  Studies are even showing that some people suffering from fibromyalgia could be suffering due to a lack of endocannabinoids.  Back to those lucky individuals that have an abundance of cannabinoids, there are around 20% of Americans that have a genetic mutation that increases the natural endocannabinoid level in the body. If you are one of the lucky ones to have this, you’ll feel less anxious than a normal person but on the flip side since you have extra cannabinoids already, CBD may prove ineffective.

Biology also plays a role.  If you are a female you are actually more sensitive to thc and even our favorite here at Legal Hippie CBD!  Men on the other hand tend to need higher doses of CBD due to their biology including the size of a man.  They are typically larger than women and will need bit more!

There are still so many factors that determine rather or not you will see relief while using CBD.  Your fitness level or physical health, psychological health, your tolerance, and the strains used along with the entourage effect.

Overall CBD derived from Hemp is making a come back and we at Legal Hippie are thrilled.  We see countless testimonies of people finding relief and being able to move forward in life. Which makes our hippie hearts so happy!

If you are not one of the lucky mutants (super hero to me) that contains an abundance of cannabinoids and want to try our Legal Hippie CBD with lab reports available click the link below!

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Emotional Homeostasis…. Yep!

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Emotional Homeostasis… Yep!  It is a thing!  To take a step back and explain Homeostasis is the balancing system of your body that is responsible for practically every function! It even aids in keeping the internal temperature of your body at a perfectly toasty temperature around 98.6 degrees regardless of the external temperatures surrounding you.  So just as homeostasis balances and keeps your physical body in check it seems homeostasis is also the balancing system for your emotions as well.  This is fairly new research but has a very promising key to treatment of many emotional issues. Let’s dig a bit deeper!

Now… Legal Hippie Science ignite!  Ha! Rather you are open to admit this or not your emotional health is deeply connected to your mental health. A stressful event or even stress in general can and will affect how your body functions and your well-being.  You may even begin to suffer from aches, pains, and even sickness.  Physical response to stress can even include increased heart rate and blood pressure.

As stress rises we are beginning to see more and more cases of depression, anxiety and mood disorders.  A large majority of these people are turning quickly to prescription medications including SSRI’s.  SSRI stands for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors or for a short description a serotonin transporter.  The problem with this is that researchers are now learning and understanding that while these might seem to be the fast bandade  they are messing with the human endocannabinoid system. The Endocannabinoid system actually protects our mind and body from negative external influences! The endocannabinoid system is also perpetually trying to achieve the perfect internal balance called homeostasis as I spoke of in the previous paragraphs.  When external stressors become apparent the endocannabinoid system will release certain cannabinoids to help! Each one is responsible for a different emotional reaction and a different physical response.  What this means is that when you feel your best and even perform your best your brain gets excited and releases tons of positive endocannabinoids within your body making you feel even better!  If you are wondering, these are your very own endoCANNABINOIDS that your body creates.  A very popular one in the endocannabinoid world is anandamide.  Anandamide is also known as the bliss molecule.  This special little bliss molecule is the human version of THC!  Anandamides help with mental health, pain relief,  post exercise relief, hunger, and even memory.

Now how does this tie into CBD.  Instead of reaching for pharmaceuticals to wreck havoc on your system further pushing you out of homeostasis try CBD. CBD or Cannabinoids aid and help your body to remain in homeostasis furthermore helping your own system to fight the good fight and supply the needs your body is craving… including your very own THC or otherwise know as anadamides aka bliss molecule.

So in a short study today, that literally just scraped the surface of the science behind it all, we have learned that CBD helps!  To help achieve your very own homeostasis and a natural boost of your very own THC (anandamide) reach for Legal Hippie CBD.

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Hemp or Cannabis CBD oil? What are they and are they the same?

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The buzz of CBD and the uprising of holistic health uses are putting a lot of questions into the CBD world.  So quickly lets discuss… WHICH IS BETTER?!? Hemp or Cannabis CBD oil?

The answer is…. One is not better than other! They are different.  You see Hemp oil or CBD derived from the Hemp plant is currently legal in all 50 States.  Hemp oil has a high CBD and a low THC ratio.  Laws state that the THC level has to be below .3%.  CBD is a wonder cannabinoid and the question you might ask is what does this oil NOT do.  It’s truely amazing!

Flip side, Cannabis oil has a high THC ratio.  Typically between 5 to 10% THC.  Currently THC is only legal in certain states.  So if you live in an area that THC is still considered illegal you will not be able to purchase Cannabis oil “legally”.  Cannabis oil, still does have the powerful cannabinoids but also the THC.  Wonderful little THC will however make you high.  Regardless of the head change, it can also be used for many things and has great medicinal benefits.  However some conditions such as anxiety can worsen after using THC.

So I hope this clears up the cloud of smoke surrounded Hemp oil vs. Cannabis oil! If you would like to purchase some legal, below .3% THC, hemp cannabinoids or CBD click the link below!

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CBC… WHAT! Legal Hippie has more than just CBD.

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CBC… WHAT! Legal Hippie has more than just CBD.  The buzz word on the streets are all about CBD!  Well, what about cbc?  CBC is another cannabinoid that can be found in the cannabis plant.  Legal Hippie is a full spectrum oil and has shown CBC present in lab results.  What does this mean?  Let’s dig deeper!

Legal Hippie sciency talk is about to take off!  CBC like CBD is non psychoactive. Meaning, it will not get you high!  However it does do some amazing things for your body.  Poor little cbc binds poorly to your CB1 receptor in your brain.  But this is why it doesn’t get you high!  What it does do is attaches itself with other receptors in the body, such as the vanilloid receptor 1 (TRPV1) and transient receptor potential ankyrin 1 (TRPA1), both of which are linked to PAIN perception. So CBC can help with pain!  That’s not all!Researchers also think that it seems to work with other cannabinoids, a term known as the entourage effect. The entourage effect refers to how all the different cannabinoids work together in the human body.

In short CBC has promising effects to our endocannabinoid systems and our overall health.  Cannabichromene (cbc)….

  • A powerful cancer fighter
  • Block pain and inflammation associated with collagen-induced osteoarthritis
  • Has a positive effect on neural stem progenitor cells (NSPCs), a cell essential to healthy brain function
  • Powerful acne fighter
  • Works in conjunction with both THC and CBD to deliver a trifecta of antidepressant properties.

So don’t forget about all the other wonderful cannabinoids!  Today we are just learning about our prized CBC.

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5-hydroxytryptamine-1A….or for better terms Nausea Relief!

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5-hydroxytryptamine-1A….or for better terms Nausea Relief!  Yes, that is one big word and in full Legal Hippie honesty I am not 100% sure I am pronouncing this correctly in my head! Correctly pronounced or not CBD can help to alleviate Nausea. Lets Dig deeper!

CBD oil is a great treatment option for nausea.  As always this is about to get sciency but Legal Hippie loves the science behind cannabis.  It all comes down to a very special little compound known as 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A. I say little but when it comes down to nausea little is more like BIG!  There are many findings that suggest that CBD can and does activate this 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A.  Once this compound is activated it can help reduce the feelings of nausea and it also suppresses the vomiting reflex.

So next time you have a sour stomach try reaches for CBD and get those wonderful little BIG 5-hydroxytryptamine-1A activated!

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