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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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 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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CBD and Fertility Help!

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CBD and fertility help?!!? Yep!  Studies are showing that CBD can indeed help with fertility.  Now when it comes to fertility issues most fingers immediately are pointed at the female but believe it or not it is pretty even in the fertility area. Roughly 35% of fertility issues are within the male, 35% within the female, 20% are within both the make and female partners and the remaining 10% can remain unknown.  Now that we have cleared this up let’s move forward with how CBD might be able to help with fertility.  Let’s dig a little deeper!

Of course let’s start with bringing up that all so wonderful endocannabinoid system!  This endocannabinoid system is a group of endogenous cannabinoid receptors located in the mammalian brain and throughout the central and peripheral nervous systems, consisting of neuromodulatory lipids and their receptors.  Sounds super sciencey but this system is responsible for pretty much YOUR ENTIRE WELL BEING!  The endocannabinoid system can also play a important role in procreation.  The human brain is wired to accept cannabinoids as a signaling mechanism for sex hormone production.  Now to take this further the endocannabinoids can also help men’s… ummm you know…. (throat clear) Ha but it can help cells synthesize endocannabinoids, which in turn help create the right conditions to produce sperm.  This balance is a very necessary key to sperm livelihood so to speak and even sperm mobility.  Now don’t get excited you pot smokers…. on the other hand. THC has been shown to a decrease the number of sperm.  It is all about balance people!  Homeostasis even! Sperm produced without endocannabinoid signaling has low mobility and less probability of fertilization once at the egg.   So CBD looks like it could be a nice little addition to fertility.  Of course as the oil is gaining popularity more and more studies will be completed. But for now… My favorite little oil, CBD, is at the adorable infant stage.

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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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