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Since 1979 I have professionally been involved with nutrition and health. The one tenet of healing that I have come to respect most is this: Disease is primarily caused by the weakening of our system, or by the excess toxins that we have accumulated in the body. The key to healing almost all health issues is adding nutritional building blocks that allow new healthy cells to be formed free of disease. Secondly by lowering the toxic compounds within us so the body has the vitality to repair itself. I admit that this is not the mainstream belief system which focuses on the use of synthetic compounds and ignores your body’s ancient wisdom for its own self-healing. The substance CBD is one of the most potent healers in the herbal kingdom available for self-healing.
Poor health is often the result of imbalanced chemistry, and CBD is a natural solution to restoring the functions of the nervous and immune systems back to a healthy level. The way I first learned of CBD was by sponsoring a lecture on sports nutrition with Carl Germano from New York in April of 2014. Mr. Germano is a registered dietician and is a highly respected expert in the field of health and nutrition. As I spent the day with him, he brought up that he was more impressed with the healing and health benefits of “Cannabinoid” than almost any other natural product he had ever researched in his life. (that is saying a tremendous amount for this man) I must say that I knew nothing of this funny sounding substance at that time. I learned soon that Cannabinoid is derived from the hemp plant and is one constituent of the family of molecules that hemp contains.
My passion in the nutrition field for the past 38 years has encouraged me to become fully immersed in the study of specific topics on natural health as I have done on CBD. Last January I traveled to Colorado to investigate CBD products and also found many experts that taught the value of this amazing plant in the past year. I have first hand observed results that are nothing short of miraculous in myself and others. My personal study on CBD allows me to state the following:
Nothing I have ever investigated on natural medicine will probably ever outperform the almost miraculous healing properties that I have witnessed with Cannabinoids. CBD may truly be a natural elixir from the heavens. Click To Tweet
The leading website I respect for education on CBD, ProjectCBD.org states the following:
Cannabidiol — CBD— is a hemp compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned”. CBD has demonstrated neuroprotective and neurogenic effects, and its properties are currently being investigated at several academic research centers in the United States and elsewhere in preventing some of our most feared diseases.
Medical Benefits of CBD
Hemp has been used for thousands of years for materials, textiles and food products. But in the past few decades, almost all cannabinoids have been farmed out of our foods, so we aren’t ingesting them naturally anymore. Yet its role in controlling/treating epilepsy, chronic pain, depression, heart health, anxiety and more is easily verifiable with a quick internet search. Hemp products are available in gummy bears, creams, vape pens, liquids and more, depending on a person’s preferred method of ingestion.
Is CBD Oil Legal in TN?
On May 5, 2015, Governor Bill Haslam gave final approval for medicinal use of hemp oil in Tennessee. I am however unclear how this will filter down to the practical level of the consumer but it is obviously positive news for the future of CBD.
Where Can I Get CBD Oil?
Straight Hemp succeeds in every criterion we demand when it comes to products containing CBD. Straight Hemp grows their own plants organically in Colorado and runs the whole operation from seed to shelf, something very rare in this industry.
We currently prefer full spectrum CBD products at Nutrition World and Straight Hemp offers that. Their products contain the spectrum of wellness intended by nature, meaning there’s much more than just CBD. They offer full spectrum (<0.03%THC) products containing a good terpene and trace cannabinoid profile, which synergize to produce an ‘entourage effect’ powerful enough to reach maximum benefits for body and mind. They use state-of-the-art, terpene-preserving, subcritical CO2 extraction methods to produce the highest quality hemp extract. Quality assurance and standard dosing are how they guarantee us quality and consistency. They provide us with more third-party data confirming purity than any other product in our hemp cabinet.
How Much CBD Oil Should I Take?
Great question! Currently, there is not enough data to offer a maximum daily consumption for CBD. While CBD has not proven to be problematic at even very high doses like 1500 mg per day, this does not mean that there is no unproblematic maximum dosage. It means that we have more to learn about what role CBD products play in our system. At Nutrition World we cannot recommend nor prescribe a specific amount of CBD to consume for any condition. We do recommend starting with a “low and slow” approach. Because different individuals will experience CBD’s general effects differently, it is considered physiologically, as well as financially beneficial, to begin with around 5-15mg of CBD twice per day. From there, slowly increase that amount as directed by a practitioner and or as perceived necessary by the individual.
I want everyone to know that I will be on the forefront every step of the way on the CBD issue. I know that ordering CBD off the internet at this time is a gamble due to inconsistent quality and many brands containing pesticides and chemicals so I do not recommend this. Nutrition World will always remain the gatekeeper and source of honest products for holistic health so stay connected for updates as they become available.
What is so disturbing to me is that since the 1930ʼs hemp compounds have been aggressively attacked and maligned. To consider how many health problems could have been addressed if wisdom and objectivity ruled, is enough to make the angels weep.
Further Reading and Resources
- To view a short explanation from Dr. Gedde who has transformed her entire medical practice to administering CBD, click HERE.
- To view a lengthy video from Dr. Frankel explaining his use of CBD in patients and the remarkable results that were achieved, click HERE.
- To view the link stating the legal status of dispensing CBD by businesses such as Nutrition World, click HERE.
- To view a video from Dr. John Hicks about The Re-Discovery of the Benefits of Medicinal Cannabis, click HERE.
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Ed Jones has been the owner of Nutrition World since 1979. He is totally passionate in regard to his belief in the natural healing capacity of the human body. He has learned under and spent time with many respected experts in the holistic field. Ed received an extensive education in nutrition from the American Health Science University, A.A. from MTSU.