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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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!

If you want to try some out of the kitchen fat browning for yourself…..

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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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CBD Me and Get off this high!

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Did I just say CBD me and get off this high? Yes I did!  To explain further,  in my past installments per Legal Hippie I have broken down the Cannabis plant.  This plant contains so many components and treats so many different ailments.  It is an absolutely incredible plant.  Well did you know that CBD is second in comparison to the THC in cannabis.  Incredibly it’s like the plant just gave you a fix to the high.  THC is what makes you high while CBD is what fights the high!  Thank you Cannabis!  This is why certain strains containing THC will make you more disoriented or high than others.  It has everything to do with the THC per CBD ratio.  Just like a chocolate milk for instance.  The more chocolate you have the stronger the chocolate taste is.  On the flip side if it has a lower ratio of chocolate per milk the more it taste like white milk.  Way to cover all the bases my plant friend! HA!  Back to the plant itself…  The reason Cannabinoids or commonly known as CBD fights the high is due in part to the fact that it is an anti psychotic!  CBD is very helpful in fighting anxiety stoned or not stoned!  So the next time someone tries to tell you that Cannabis is good for anxiety remember that CBD is great for anxiety! THC… poor guy, this just isn’t always the case.  THC can actually cause paranoia and intensify anxiety! SO if you live in an area where the full Cannabis line is legal and you partake a tad to much consider reaching for Legal Hippie CBD!  If you are struggling with anxiety or restlessness also consider reaching for your Legal Hippie CBD! Everyone should consider CBD.  It is, simply put, a miraculous plant.

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CBD is Eliminating Junk Drawers

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CBD is Eliminating Junk Drawers!!! This might be the strangest title you have ever read…. but it has FOR REAL helped eliminate junk drawers in my home.  You see a little over a month ago I started taking Legal Hippie CBD oil.  As weeks pass I have found myself cleaning out drawer after drawer.  I am organizing areas I never thought possible! I am getting rid of clutter, becoming simpler and cleaner.  WHAT THE HECK!  My daughter, after about the 25th bag of junk (no exaggeration) said, “MOM, why are you constantly cleaning stuff out?”  I did not have an answer!  Not initially that is until it occurred to me.  I am focused!  I am able to attack a task! What is going on?  It must be the oil!

CBD oil is said to help with ADD and ADHD.  I have struggled my entire life to pay attention.  I would read paragraph after paragraph as a child all the while reminding myself to remember and to pay attention to what I read.  It’s been a struggle. My day dream game is strong! If that is a thing.  HA  So yes, CBD oil is helpful to those whom suffer with attention problems.  Let dig a bit deeper…….  Daily intake of hemp oil can control hyperactivity and impulsivity. Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD, is a controversial diagnosis marked by distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Adults are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, or ADD, which lacks this hyperactivity characteristic, but is similar in other ways to ADHD. More than one in 10 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, a figure that continues to grow!

There have been many studies to try to determine what exactly is the primary cause of ADD or ADHD symptoms. One main physiological irregularity of ADD/ADHD is the brain’s shortage of dopamine, a chemical neurotransmitter involved in cognitive processes like memory and attention. Common medications like Adderall and Ritalin stimulate dopamine in the brain which promote concentration, but come with so many side effects.  Cannabis on the other hand seems to increase dopamine in the brain WITHOUT all the nasty side effects.  The compounds found in cannabis, called cannabinoids, correct dopamine deficiency observed in ADD/ADHD patients. Even in its raw form, cannabis is able to provide the mental slowdown necessary for concentration in many patients. Boring tasks like cleaning out junk drawers become more manageable, and mood swings tend to level out. Now you can see why I am tackling the junk in my house!  It is the only variable in my life that has changed!

So if you find yourself having way to much junk in your life literally or metaphorically Legal Hippie CBD oil might just be what you need! CBD oil is great for treatment in children too!  If you are ready to clean out those junk drawers….

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These Hot Flashes Though… CBD to the rescue!

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CBD for menapasue… I swear this stuff will forever amaze me.  Did you know that England’s Queen Victoria herself used to eat hash candies to ease menstrual cramps? Marijuana has been around for FOREVER!  Afterall it is literally a plant.  A PLANT!!!

Back to menopause. It is so funny to me how us women gripe and groan over our periods for years. Literally years!!! I myself have been complaing for some 26 years now.  Wow that is a long time!  Let me just add to this and say that once I no longer have to deal with the ever dreaded period I will continue to gripe and groan over not having one.   With this comes hot flashes, depression and anxiety, fatigue, and sleep problems which can last for months or even years pre- and post-menopause. Ummmmm no thanks! But if I am lucky enough to continue with life this is in my future. So can CBD be beneficial to menopause? Why Yes! Let’s dig a bit deeper.

As we may or may not know CBD has been shown to help with sleep and anxiety.  But Menapause includes more than just this.  It includes increased risk of breast cancer, bone loss, dry skin and hot flashes.  Lucky for you the compounds in CBD actively interact with the sex hormone estrogen, which is a key culprit behind menopause symptoms! This takes us right back to the endocannabinoid system! As I have explained in previous installments on my Legal Hippie site. This system is responsible for placing the body into homeostasis.  Homeostasis is very important to our bodies.  It is the balancing system. For example, it is what is responosble for keeping your body around 98 degrees even if it is 100 outside.  This is important! It is a checks and balance system that is necessairy to survival!  Your body being in Homeostasis is the key to the endocannabinoid system to help regulate things like body temperature, immune function, mood, sleep, pain, appetite and energy metabolism, and finally the Reproductive cycles.  Endocannabinoids are like the body’s own cannabis. Breastmilk even contains cannabinoids!  Just a little tid bit of fun facts for you. Compounds in the cannabis plant (phytocannabinoids) directly interact and engage with the endocannabinoid system. When it comes to women’s reproductive health, endocannabinoids and estrogen are right there in the same race!  When estrogen peaks, so do your levels of endocannabinoids. In fact, prior to menopause, women are most sensitive to psychoactive THC right before ovulation! So if you live where THC is legal… girls be careful when ovulating! HAHA This is when estrogen levels are at there highest.  Estrogen directly engages endocannabinoids. In fact, the enzyme that breaks down certain endocannabinoids (enzyme FAAH) is regulated by estrogen. As estrogen levels begin to drop, endocannabinoid levels change. So the best thing you could do for your menopausal body is to help it balance itself right back out.  I stand behind Legal Hippie CBD oil.  Its a full spectrum oil grown here in KY!

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Cannabis and Alzheimer’s

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If you know anyone in life you will at some point hear the medical diagnosis of Alzheimer’s.  My own personal family has been riddled with this diagnosis.  It is so incredibly hard to see someone you once knew change and have no idea who you are. Alzheimer’s is a disease that is a irreversible, progressive brain disorder that slowly destroys memory and thinking skills, and eventually the ability to carry out the simplest tasks.  Things like normal daily task such as brushing your teeth become unfamiliar.  In most people with Alzheimer’s, symptoms first appear in their mid-60s.

At current times, in the state of Kentucky, THC is still considered illegal.  When it becomes legal, THC in Marijuana can be very useful in helping and even controlling the progression of this disease.  THC is shown to begin to remove the plague buildup in the brain.  Beta amyloid is a toxic protein that builds up in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, forming what is called plaque.  Scientist believe that the plaque contributes to the debilitating symptoms of Alzheimer’s.  Now until THC is legalized, where we reside, CBD can be helpful also! You see Cannabinoids reduce in the inflammation in the cells.  It is a very powerful anti-inflammatory.  When beta amyloid accumulates in neurons, the brain has an inflammatory response. This inflammation contributes to the disease’s progression and remains the main cause of Alzheimer’s-related damage. The study published in Nature: Aging and Mechanisms of Disease, also showed that cannabis is known for treating many types of inflammation including the inflammation in the brain and aids in preventing nerve cell death.

AMAZINGLY there was a team from Neuroscience Research Australia that indeed published the first evidence suggesting that CBD can actually reverse some of the cognitive impairments caused by the Alzheimer’s disease, and this may be due to CBD’s ability in promoting the growth of new brain cells, or neurogenesis. In case you didn’t know Neurogenesis is the process by which new nerve cells are generated .  This is huge in the Cannabis and science world! Heck it’s huge in my world!

So if you know someone that you love that is showing early signs Hempworx CBD is a full spectrum oil that can be extremely beneficial.  It contains over 120 different strains of cannabinoids.  Not only will it or can it aid in slowing the progression of this terrible disease it can also treat some of the symptoms.  Lack of appetite, depression and aggression for instance can all be treated with CBD.

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Cannabis is indeed Safer Than Peanuts…. FACT

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You guessed it or maybe you did not but Cannabis is indeed safer than a peanut.  Let me explain.  There are around 155,000 deaths per day.  Of course give or take here and there.  Life is so unexpected and there are many reasons behind death.  From age related to overdoses it’s a guarantee that people die daily.  This might seem morbid but hey facts are facts and life is life. Haha

Here is a list of items that could kill you and the avg. number of deaths annually.

  1. Tobacco 435,000
  2. Poor Diet 365,000
  3. Alcohol 85,000
  4. Prescription drugs 32,000
  5. Automobile Accidents 26,347
  6. Homicide 20,308
  7. Aspirin 7,600
  8. PEANUTS 100
  9. Marijuana 0…… ZERO!!!!!!!

There you have it!  Cannabis is indeed safer than a peanut.  To order your safe, safer than a peanut full spectrum Legal Hippie oil click below!

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