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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Stick and Stones may break my bones BUT CBD can heal me!

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Stick and Stones may break my bones BUT CBD can heal me!

Yes you heard that right!  CBD has been shown to strengthen and even to help heal broken bones and fractures.  So all you mommas and dads surrounded by those reckless crazy little munkins this summer keep this in mind!

Now lets dig a bit deeper! This is about get sciency but hey, CBD is practically its own science.  First, just so we all know how breaks and fractures heal, they heal through a process called callus formation, which creates cross bridges from osteoblast cell proliferation.  This whole process of bridge building per say involves stimulation of endocannabinoid receptors on bone cells.  In a study cannabis ligands improved the rate of bone healing. It was also determined the CBD significantly enhanced the mechanical properties and strength of the bone after 8 weeks.

Now to try to explain in a more layman’s term… Your bones also are affected by the endocannabinoid system which means your bones actually contain CBD receptors!!!  YES! You heard that correctly! Your bones are housing receptors made perfectly just to pick up on CBD.  Hence the term CBD receptor.  Just as it sounds!  CBD in return helps your endocannabinoid system to heal your bones faster and can even make them stronger.

No bones about… CBD has been shown to heal and make bones stronger!

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CBD and your tolerance… Reverse tolerance that is! CBD vs. Your Morning Coffee

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I have been asked time and time again if CBD is addicting.  Hemp or marijuana have received a bad name over the years but truth be told it is NOT addicting.  Now with this being said you can in fact build a tolerance to the compound THC.  This means that the more you use it the more you will need in order to achieve the same affect.  Similar to your morning cup of coffee.  If you are like me I no longer drink just one.  I graze that coffee pot like a snack.  A cup here, a little warming fill up and than another. HA  CBD on the other hand is the opposite.  Hence the term, REVERSE TOLERANCE.  In fact you could start of needing 20 drops twice a day of CBD but as your system begins to be placed back into homeostasis you will actually need less!  CBD, which is naturally found in Hemp or Marijuana is also the compound that fights the high that occurs with the THC.  CBD is actually sobering!  So for a short installment to my Legal Hippie site this freezing cold Sunday afternoon you can now rest assured that you can take your CBD without concern!  It is indeed safer than your morning cup of joe you little coffee addicts.

If you would like to try a little reverse tolerance in your life….

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My neurons are making their own marijuana… Guess What? So are yours!!!!

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My neurons are making their own marijuana… Guess What? So are yours!!!!  I would like to think that I could brag about my marijuana neurons but fact is your brain is creating this exact same compound.  Matter of fact marijuana can actually help you grow more neurons and in return you become smarter.  HUH…. much unlike the old dumb stoner jokes we have always heard isn’t it? Let me explain!

Marijuana can stimulate growth and even repair your brain cells! The compounds that your neurons are creating are their very own CANNABINOIDS! The cannabinoids are responsible for filtering what is coming and going into your brain.  If you are like me… I need some filtering. THANK YOU MARIJUANA NEURONS aka cannabinoids!  When your brain releases its own cannabinoids it has a very calming effect similar to what smoking marijuana does.  Marijuana in exchange actually mimics your own bodies response.  So in a game of…. Who got you high first, the plant or your brain, your brain is the winner!

Now why did I tell you all this? One reason is that is it awesome, the other is that studies have been shown that CBD or Cannabinoids from the Cannabis plant can treat stress due to neurogenesis.  Neurogenesis (birth of neurons) is the process by which neurons are generated from neural stem cells and progenitor cells. It plays a central role in neural development. Cannabis strains with high levels of CBD are typically known for relieving chronic pain, stress, anxiety, and a number of other conditions.  They have also been shown to reduce the stress of neurogenesis and aids in the production and the increase in neuron production and battle the effects of chronic unpredictable stress.

So there you have it! CBD once again can help your body do what needs to be done.  In this case, Neuron production! Sign me up!

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BREAKING NEWS!!!! 77% of Moms are giving their infants Cannabinoids!

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77% of new moms are giving their infants cannabinoids?!?!  YES!  Believe it or not this is the truest and most absurd statement you might read today.  Now let me explain!

Cannabinoids, like those found in marijuana, occur naturally in human breast milk! As of 2017 it was estimated that around 77% of new mothers were choosing to breastfeed. So as breastfeeding begins to become the norm in our society, which it should, the release of cannabinoids are flowing freely to our babies!

The reason that human breast milk contains cannabinoids is due to the fact that our bodies are actually hard-wired to receive it and it vital to infant development.  The human body is a very complex system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary active components of marijuana.  As it turns out and perfectly designed, human breast milk naturally contains many of the same cannabinoids found in marijuana, which are actually EXTREMELY vital for proper human development.  I know, in a round about way, told you this twice but IT IS EXTREMELY VITAL TO DEVELOPMENT.  Ok…. hopefully I have made my point!  The cannabinoid compounds act as neuromodulators that stimulate the suckling process by activating oral-motor musculature, which helps teach children to eat. (similar to adults getting the “munchies”) These nutritive cannabinoids within the milk also play a critical role in protecting cells against disease, boosting immune function, protecting the brain and nervous system, and relieving pain and disease-causing inflammation, among other things.

So for a quick installment to your education on Cannabinoids this Saturday you now can see why mothers everywhere are freely providing cannabinoids to their children.  You also have just one more proof as to why we are meant to consume CBD and how we are all connected to this amazing frequency filled world.

If you want some good ol cannabinoids to support your own well-being but not to fond on the idea of finding a breastfeeding mother to share the gold click the link below to order your very own CBD! HA!

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What the What?

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Ok most people have heard of Cannabis but may or may not have known that there are 3 different strains? The most common strains you will hear about are the sativas and the indicas.  Most people new to this whole CBD, Cannabis or Oil Boom as they call it will probably have no clue what in the world we are talking about.  So for a very quick installment and to educate you a little bit more, let me explain!

Besides the way the plant looks, the names behind the strains also explain how they affect your body.  The word “cannabis” is used to describe a genus of plant. And within that genus, there are three main species: Cannabis indica, Cannabis sativa, and Cannabis ruderalis. Cannabis ruderalis is commonly known as hemp, and it’s very low in THC.  Hempworx CBD oils actually has their THC levels down to a .03%.  THC, as I have said before, is the product that makes you high.  To explain a little more the Sativa strains are more stimulating, while indicas tend to be more sedating.
The high from sativa strains is energizing and perfect for daytime use if you are into that. A feeling of well-being and ease is often associated with sativas, making them ideal for social situations. They are also said to promote deep conversation and enhance creativity.  While on the other hand Indica strains tend to have an opposite effect. They provide a body high that is well suited for nights when you just want to wind down and leave the stress of the day behind. Indicas are often used to relieve stress and aid with sleep.  Now most places in the United States still have marijuana as an illegal substance.  However, moving in the right direction, CBD oil which is derived from the Hemp plant is legal in all 50 states!  CBD or Hemp oil is a very strong anti-inflammatory!  CBD or hemp oil has a huge range of potential health benefits and uses, including reducing pain, soothing anxiety, fighting cancer, improving mood, eliminating depression, preventing inflammatory arthritis, protecting the immune system, balancing the metabolism, aiding sleep disorders, and healing the skin, among others. I mean there is so much this plant can do!

So there you have it!  This was a very basic run down of the Cannabis strains.  To order your very own very legal Legal Hippie oil click the link below!

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