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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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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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 for your mermaid… Mermaid hair that is!

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As you might have guessed I am about to tell you CBD or Hemp oil is beneficial to hair growth.  So here goes… CBD IS GREAT FOR HAIR GROWTH!  If you are like me I am struggling with hair growth due to chemicals.  I might have had a few to many color removers and bleaches over the last year or so.  Ok… I, for sure, had to many!  So I have been introducing CBD into my hair routine.  I NEED my healthy hair back.  CBD is helping!  Not only this CBD has been shown to help with people suffering from alopecia also.  Let me explain!

CBD is an excellent sourse of vitamin E. Vitamin E has an amazing softening effect for your hair.  CBD is also a very good natural miosterizer.  When applied to your hair and scalp it boost the health of your scalp and increases circulation which in return decreases hair loss.  Since CBD oil also promotes a better blood flow to your scalp it helps in quicker expansion of the hair follicles.  Hence… reduced hair loss!

CBD is also a great source of omega fatty acids.  The three most prominent ones are the omega-3, omega-6 and the omega-9.  The fatty acids found in Hemp oil or CBD have been shown to improve the quality of the tissue on the scalp.  In return it increases hair growth!

Last but not least it helps in adding the necessary protiens back into your hair.  It fortifides the strands by proliferating the protein within the hair.

This doesn’t just apply to women and that mermaid hair but it also applies to men who are wanting to thicken the hair on their heads or their faces.  YES! IT DOES HELP WITH GROWING THAT PRIZED BEARD!

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Let talk FAT BROWNING! Spoiler Alert…. This has nothing to do with the kitchen!

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Fat browning… this might not be a term that you are familiar with but it has nothing to do with the kitchen and everything to do with weight loss!  Yes, CBD can aid in weight loss! Let me explain…

A simple way to say it is CBD has the ability to convert white colored fat tissue into brown colored fat tissue.  Once the white colored fat tissue is converted into the brown colored fat tissue you can than burn it instead of storing for energy.  Simple as that!  Another reason CBD can help in weight loss is that it aids in the release of toxins from our bodies.  Many times the lack of weight loss could have everything to do with this!

Now for a nerdy sciency way to explain, CBD has also been shown to stimulate fat genes and proteins that encourage the breakdown and oxidation of fat.  Fat oxidation is the body’s way of breaking down these large molecules into smaller molecules that it can use for energy.  It can also boost the number and the activity level of mitochondria in the body’s cells. This helps the body burn more calories!  Who doesn’t want that as spring break is creeping upon us?  Lastly CBD has been shown to decrease the expression of proteins involved in lipogenesis, which is the generation of fat cells.

So either simply put or super sciency…. let’s burn some fat!

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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.

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CBD Bath Bombs… DIY!!!! Have fun with your CBD!

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I often joke that I would bathe in CBD if I could… Well that just became a reality!  For a fun installment to my Legal Hippie site let’s talk bath bombs!  My daughter loves them, I love them, everyone is loving them.  They are the “it” thing in bathing at the moment.  Now to add to this, CBD is HOT! It’s about to take off and is taking off, so what would happen if you combine the two?!!?  An absolute amazing, relaxing and balancing bath in the making.

Now quickly lets discuss the pros of bathing in CBD.  CBD is detoxifying and has rejuvenating benefits.  You see it not only is said to heal your body but it fights free radicals!  Also your skin is the largest organ in your body and the skin even contains CBD receptors.  So bathing in CBD can aid in placing your body into homeostasis which is balance!  CBD-infused baths allow the amazing cannabinoids found in full spectrum CBD’s to overcome the skin barrier and penetrate the skin’s surface where it can soothe, fortify, and moisturize.

Now for your own DIY CBD Bath Bombs
Supplies:

A bowl
Bath bomb mold
A whisk
A jar
Ingredients:

1 cup of baking soda
3/4 cup of cornstarch
1/2 cup of Epsom salts
1/2 cup of citric acid
3 teaspoons of olive oil
1 teaspoon of water
1/2 teaspoon of your favorite oil… eucalyptus oil, lavender, rosemary, etc.  Be creative!
Food coloring (or natural color if coloring is left out)
1/2 gram of Legal Hippie CBD
Instructions:
Put the baking soda, cornstarch, Epsom Salts, citric acid, and Hempworx CBD into your bowl. Whisk together!
In the jar, combine the olive oil, water, oil of choice, and food coloring if you chose to go with that. Mix together with a spoon.
Next, very slowly add the mixture in the jar to the mixture in the bowl. Mix until the contents of the bowl are even.
Pack the mixture tightly into the bath bomb molds. Let the molds set for 24 hours.
Depending on the size of your bath bomb molds, this recipe will make 5-10 bath bombs!

Now  to explain a few of the ingredients…..  Epsom salt (high in magnesium that absorbs through your skin to relieve pain, muscle tension, and inflammation); cannabis (CBD helps with inflammation, relaxation, and skin ailments without having psychoactive effects); and essential oils (to deepen the relaxation, soothe muscles, help your skin, and relieve pain).

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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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Make Children’s suckers Illegal!

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So this morning as I am drinking my cup of coffee I came across a news report stating that they had just finished a huge drug bust.  Well this “so called” drug bust was CBD laced candy!  GASP… followed by a hand over the mouth and silence.  Yeah… CBD laced! HAHA This is ridiculous.  The sheriff department even went as far to say that parents needed to be vigilant and watch their children to assure they did not consume these candies.  You know I would hate to think my child ingested this type of poison! Well in all honesty I will gladly hand over any CBD laced candy, oil, cream, etc. to my children.  In fact I promote it!  CBD or Cannabinoids are known for many medicinal properties. Below you will see a chart showing how amazing this plant is! Now be mindful that some of thHealth-Effects-of-Marijuana-Reducedese show that the THC is used to treat a particular ailment but we are not speaking of THC but the cannabinoids within the Hemp plant. CBD is non psychotic which means it WILL NOT make you high.  THC on the other hand WILL make you high and is considered illegal in most states today.  Now to back my statement that children’s suckers should be illegal let me explain.  Suckers and many other candies contain artificial food colorings.  Believe it or not a lot of the artificial food colorings that are allowed and cleared by the FDA are illegal in other countries.  The reason is because they are SOOOOOO bad for you.  Citrus Red 2, Red 3, Red 40, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Blue 1, Blue 2 and Green 3, which include some of the most commonly used artificial food colorings have all been identified as being, or being contaminated with, potential cancer-causing chemical! This is according to the Center for Science in the Public Interest. And Blue 1, Red 40, Yellow 5, and Yellow 6 are known to trigger reactions in those with allergies.  Artificial food color has been linked to brain tumors, bladder cancer, allergies, cancer of the adrenal glands and kidneys, thyroid disorders and even ADD and ADHD especially in children and more.  Now can anyone explain to me why in the twisted backwards thinking world is it considered safe to feed our children a cocktail of artificial food coloring and not a FREAKING PLANT?

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Post traumatic stress help!!! CBD to rescue!!!

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Be prepared for this to the become super “sciency” but after all science is how we learn how it all works! Post traumatic Stress disorder can be absolutely debilitating.  It is a debilitating anxiety disorder that occurs after experiencing or witnessing a traumatic event.  The most common form of PTSD you will here of is from our veterans.  This is often called shell shocked.  It is much more than “shocked” it is life changing!  Now it is not just our veterans but many people that have suffered abuse including sexual abuse, addictions, witnessing traumatic events, abused children, etc etc etc.   The most common side effects off PTSD are intrusive thoughts recalling the traumatic event, nightmares, flashbacks, efforts to avoid feelings and thoughts that either remind you of the traumatic event or that trigger similar feelings, feeling detached or unable to connect with loved ones, depression, hopelessness, feelings of guilt (from the false belief that you were responsible for the traumatic incident),  irritability or angry outbursts, hypervigilance (being overly aware of possible danger), hypersensitivity, including at least two of the following reactions: trouble sleeping, being angry, having difficulty concentrating, startling easily, having a physical reaction (rapid heart rate or breathing, increase in blood pressure), headache, disrupted sleep and insomnia.  After the entirety of this list you understand the degree of how debilitating and life changing this is.  Now, can CBD help? Yes! Absolutely Yes!!! Let me explain….  CBD is a non psychoactive compound to cannabis.  When ingested CBD oil can help with the following:

Decrease feelings of anxiety
Improve symptoms of depression
Reduce hypervigilance often experienced by PTSD sufferers
Improve sleep quality
Eliminate aggressive reactions
Improve personal interactions
Reduce Flashbacks
Relieve Headaches
Reduce Irritability
Help Relieve Eye Strain From Light Sensitivity
Eliminate Sudden Twitching While Sleeping
Calm Restless Sleeping Habits

Now how is this list and the treatment of PTSD using CBD related?  CBD treats the conditions of the list and the conditions of the list are some if not all associated with these conditions!  CBD has the ability to effect the endocannabinoid system.  The stimulation of the endocannabinoid receptor with CBD is responsible for the treatment of PTSD symptoms! Researchers found that people with PTSD have lower levels of anandamides.  Anandamides act as a messenger molecule and plays a role in pain, depression, appetite, memory, and fertility.

The interesting thing about anandamides is that they are also a naturally endogenous (internally occurring) cannabinoid found in the human brain and nervous system that plays a role in the feeling of an overall well-being.  The word “anandamide” means “the bliss chemical” because it is released while we are feeling great.  CBD increases anandamide levels in the brain! I could go on and on and explain for days how CBD can help PTSD.  But in a short installment to my legal hippie site you should definitely consider CBD over conventional prescriptions medications!

For an alternative natural treatment of PTSD consider trying CBD.  I personally use Legal Hippie CBD for my own personal anxiety disorder.  If you want to try for yourself click the link below.  If you want more anandamides click the link below! If you need morw bliss click the link below!

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