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Cannabinoids- What They Are and How They Effect You

Cannabinoids. The new up and coming word that you have probably heard when looking into the new Hemp laws the United States has approved December 2018, called the 2018 Farm Bill. Find my previous article about Marijuana & Hemp where I discuss this in a little more detail. One of the biggest discoveries, I believe, is the fact that our body naturally produces cannabinoids via our cannabinoid receptors in our EndoCannabinoid System (ECS)! Yes, you have Cannabinoids in your body. “We have them (ECS receptors) in our brains, eyes, reproductive systems, immune systems, but we likely have them in other places, as well,” (Rosad0, 2019). The only way you can even receive cannabinoids into your body is via the Cannabis plant, and most people today are cannabinoid deficient.

“So, Morgan, why do I need cannabinoids in my body? I lived this long without them. What is the big deal?” You may ask. Well, let’s get into it. What are cannabinoids, what are they responsible for, and what do they do?

Cannabinoids are the compounds that make up the Cannabis plants; Hemp and Marijuana. They come in many different names, and scientists believe we still have many yet to discover. Every plant strain, the decarboxylation process it is put through via manufacturer, and extraction methods will produce different quantities of different cannabinoids and terpene profiles. That is also why I tell people using CBD and cannabis, in general, is a very personal experience. Everyone has different body chemistry, different cannabinoids they are deficient in, and different way our bodies are wired. So not all CBD is created equal. Also if the company has higher levels of heavy metals, microbials, pesticides, or residual solvents; that can also effect people in different ways (article on that coming soon!)

Cannabinoids have been proven to have these following properties and what they each have been shown to help with:

*CBGA (Cannabigerolic Acid)– Antibiotic

*CBG (Cannabigerol) – Antibiotic, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, Analgesic

***CBGV (Cannabigerivarin)– Anti-inflammatory, Helps Combata Dry Skin, observe to be cytostatic in leukemic cells (Robbins,2019).

*CBDA (Cannabidiolic Acid)– Antibiotic

***CBDV (Cannabidivarin)– Reduces frequency and Severity of Seizures; reduces/eliminates nausea; Anti-inflammatory; beneficial in the treatment of pain and mood disorders; Provides symptom relief for Crohn’s, seizures, HIV/AIDS, and Multiple Sclerosis (CRESCOLabs, 2010).

*CBC (Cannabichromene)– Antibiotic, Antifungal, Anti-inflammatory, (weak) Analgesic

**CBCV (Cannabichromevarin)- Assuming it has similar properties to CBC Possible Appetite Suppressant, Anandamide (AEA) reuptake inhibitor, Anti-inflammatory, Antidepressant, Antibiotic, Analgesic, Antifungal (Rosado, 2019).

*CBD (Cannabidiol)– Anxiolytic, Antipsychotic, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic, Anti-emetic, Antifungal, Anticonvulsant, Antidepressant, and more we are still discovering.

*CBN (cannbinol)– Sedative Antibiotic, Anticonvulsant, Anti-inflammatory, and more.

***THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid)– Non psychoactive compound in raw form, Once decarboxylated (applied heat via smoking or vaping) it turns to THC, shows promise in treating epilepsy, anti-inflammatory, reduce Nausea, and more (Devitt-Lee, 2017).

*THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol)- Psychoactive compound from decarboxylation of THCA, Euphoriant, Analgesic, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiemetic, Antipruritic, Bronchodilator, Sedative/Energy Increase (depends on strain), Appetite enhancer/Suppressant (depends on strain) and more.

*THCV (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabivarin)- Analgesic, Euphoriant, Anti-convulsant

So let’s talk about the most common word seen throughout all of these different cannabinoids, Anti-inflammatory is one major one that stands out. According to many recent studies, Inflammation causes a number of medical problems that could be easily treated with some nature’s own cannibinoids, instead of a pleathra of pills to keep track of for multiple issues that all may be linked right back to inflammation. Crazy right? Well, how does inflammation effect our bodies?

Amanda MacMillan with Health.com wrote “13 Ways Inflammation Can Affect Your Health” this January (https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20898778,00.html) and explains it this way, “In a healthy situation, inflammation serves as a good friend to our body,” says Mansour Mohamadzadeh, PhD, director of the Center for Inflammation and Mucosal Immunology at the University of Florida.” “But if immune cells start to overreact, that inflammation can be totally directed against us.” This type of harmful, chronic inflammation can have a number of causes, including a virus or bacteria, an autoimmune disorder, sugary and fatty foods, or the way you handle stress. Here are a few ways it can affect your health, both short-term and long.”

When your body isn’t fighting a wound or a virus or anything else harmful to you, it should shut the anti-inflammation off. But, in some people, this is not always the case. Some people experience Inflammatory Bowel Disease, including Ulcerative Colitis and Chron’s disease, when the immune cells attack the digestive tract, so having help with anti-inflammation could help in this instance. Rheumatoid and Psoriatic Arthritis experience problems with inflammation of the joints with painful and stiff joints as symptoms. Inflammation is also linked to heart disease in people with chronic inflammation. (MacMillan, 2019).

 So you can see how inflammation is interconnected to many different symptoms that many experience everyday. If the entire Cannabis plant, basically, is an anti-inflammatory and we can only receive that nutrient from cannabis, then it seems to be a no brainer as to why including cannabis products in your daily diet would be a good strategy for long term and overall health.

It has been a common theme to want a CBD only product in terms of drug testing for employers. This is why Hemp CBD is making such a name for itself because it naturally only has .03% of THC or less. You need at least 7% THC to feel any psychoactive effects and is the least likely to appear in urine. Most employment agencies have a “second hand smoke” level of THC they set for their standards, and I believe that is why Hemp CBD companies can claim that it is safe for people who need to take drug tests. But check with your employer’s standards of levels allowed if you are worried. Remember, Always do your own research. Don’t trust anything anyone writes, including me! Just read all you can and make your own educated guess and decision on the matter. That is what I do!

However, the real benefits will be seen from a full spectrum oil. That is a tincture or oil that has all of the cannabinoids that strain has in it. Including different Terpenes (the science-y word for a compound that gives fruits and flowers their smells and tastes) and those even have medicinal benefits, much like essential oils are used for today. That will be another article though! There are also products called RSO/RSHO that is a very concentrated form of cannabis oil and is an ENTIRE PLANT extract. Many say this is the best way to get the most out of a cannabis plant because you get all of the cannabinoids from the stalk, leaves, and flowers. You also only start dosing with the size of a grain of rice. So small amounts and work up to larger doses. I usually would get people coming to buy from the dispensary I worked at (when we visited Washington a few months I got to dive right into the industry!) who had cancer or other chronic illnesses who would use this. But people with common colds and who just wanted a boost of cannabinoids would purchase this, much like taking a high dose of vitamin C or something comparable because of all of the antibiotic properties. A Full spectrum oil or tincture will be a lot of cannabinoids, just not as concentrated like it’s syrupy counterpart RSO/RSHO.

Although we are still studying the benefits and effects Cannabis has our bodies, having as many cannabinoids in one vial is better than just the CBD. But having JUST CBD is still more beneficial than many of the pills prescribed today, with no reported negative side effects, if dosed correctly. Because we are all different, the more we learn about the different cannabinoids the more we will be able to distinctively tell people which strain/product is best for their specific body and cannabinoid receptors.

Stay Tuned for another article on CB1 and CB2 receptors in your body!

References

*Substance. (2014 July 27). “Cannabinoid Breakdown”. https://www.substancemarket.com/cannabinoid-breakdown/

**Jikomes, Nick. (No Date). Leafly. “List of Major Cannabinoids in Cannabis and Their Effects”. https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/list-major-cannabinoids-cannabis-effects.

*** Robbins, Curt. (2019 February 6). Cannabis Aficionado. “CBGV: The Cannabinoid that Increases the Effects of Medical Marijuana. https://cannabisaficionado.com/cbgv/.

*** CRESCOLabs. (2010). “CBDV”. https://www.crescolabs.com/cannabinoids/cbdv/.

***Rosado, Joseph, M.D. (2019 January 30). Marijuana Doctors. “Cannabichromevarin (CBCV)”. https://www.marijuanadoctors.com/resources/cannabinoids/cannabichromevarin-cbcv/

*** Devitt-Lee, Adrain. (2017 May 31). Project CBD. “Dosing THCA: Less is More”. https://www.projectcbd.org/medicine/dosing-thca-less-more.

MacMilan, Amanda. (2019 January 28). Health. “13 Ways Inflammation Can Affect Your Health. https://www.health.com/health/gallery/0,,20898778,00.html

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Episode #10: Intermittent Fasting & How We Lost 93 lbs!

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Come Check out the conversation we had on YOUTUBE LIVE Saturday Night by listening or watching, we do it all! LOL! This SAturday we talked about how Ryon and I lost over a combined 93 lbs from April 2018 til September 2018 all by Intermittent Fasting and doing some physical activity. We talk about how it wasn’t really a “Diet” and we made sure to keep telling ourselves that. We ate what we wanted, it was all about when we ate and moving our bodies. Even if we could walk faster tahn we were “running” the first couple of months. The Point is, we tried everything else. We tried the fad diets, Insanity workouts, juice fasts, and more. We finally learned more about the foods we ate and what each did. We used the scale as a tool and not a scary thing to step on every day. We used it to track what we ate and how our bodies handled it. We learned how much was too much food and what was not enough. Then we talk about how we got into a small one room gym at a resort to start toning up and running inside because it was so hot. The transition to workamping a pumpkin patch and tree lot with no other exercise and how we maintained it. Then when we became still bodies for a couple of months to recoop from our workamp gig til now, where we are walking and eating kind of better. You get the whole story, almost one year later how this diet was either a success or a bust!

The last bit we get into a heated conversation about the new bill that is making its way through our government that allows boys who identify as girls to compete in women’s sports in schools. We talk about what we think is right and what women need to do to protect our rights before they get taking over again.

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Episode Break Down:

3:45 Why we had to get healthy

6:00 Our Stats and What we Tried

8:00 Intermittent Fasting

12:00 Running Walk About

15:00 Schedule for the First Week

17:00 WATER

19:30 Pizza/ We Are NOT on a DIET

20:50 8th Day

22:00 248 lbs May 20th (20 Days)

25:50 From Outside to Inside & A gym

27:00 Exercise

29:00 Brain & Stomach

32:00 1 & 1 to 1 Meal a Day

36:30 Share a Meal

37:00 Morgan Gets Cranky & Micio Gets in The Way

41:30 Plateau & Dropping Weight

46:00 High Protein & High Healthy Fats & Low Carbs

48:20 Shitty Taco Parties

51:00 Labs

55:00 Mo Got the Shingles

1:00:15 Circadian Rhythm

1:02:30 Women and WeightLoss

1:03:45 Sugar, I had Doughnuts

1:04:20 Don’t Go too hard

1:06:00 Cynderblock Workout

1:06:50 Athlean-X

Change of Subject…..

1:08:10 Women’s Rights

1:14:00 Olympic Athletes

1:16:25 Juwanna Man

1:21:00 Candace Owens

1:23:00 You Tube Video-Women’s Lockerroom


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My Tiny House Mobile Garden Year 2!

Last year I showed off my edible garden to everyone, including Nasturciums and rosemary…this year since we will be stationary a little longer we were able to add Jalapenos, Tomatos, and some other wild and cool flowers because why not?! I added some rods to my shepherds hook via welding which gave me more places to hang stuff like my dinner bell, humming bird feeder, and wind chimes. I have enjoyed having a garden to tend to during our travel modes and it gives me something to show off whenever we stop for a bit! Crab cut off some HUGE stumps for me from our Workamping gig that I can use as plant holders…they are just so awesome! Check out the video here!

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Ep #9: Bricks of Happiness- Their Inspiring Bus Story, Every Nomad’s Nightmare, and Chit Talking

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Come Watch us Talk Chitty with Bricks of Happiness. We talk bus life, nomadic life, parenting, marriage, relationships, sex, crazy stories, explicit stories, drinking with friends, horrible experiences but blessings in disguise, their Amazing story from this past fall and winter and how they toughed it out in North Idaho and replaced everything in their engine to get it to start!

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Episode Breakdown:

2:00 Roughest Bus Story We have Ever Heard

11:45 Solar POWER WOMEN

13:00 Once you go black…caulk

14:20 Bisbee

20:20 Bus Break Dwon contd- Idaho

36:40 Open Road Chronicles: Not your Average RV families

40:15 Do it for the likes….?

44:36 CannaB.A.B.E. Shout out and our new busness venture

55:00 Unschoolers

57:26 Podcasting

1:23:28 Costs of the Break Downs

1:30::16 Sappy Love Stories

1:45:50 Good New Bus Credit

1:49:00 Lily and Jesse’s Love Story and Booty Call

2:03:49 Make me a Sandwhich

2:06:50 Lots of Sex

2:10:19 Parenting

2:26:00 Shitty but favorite memories

2:34:00 Pricing your Bus

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CANNABA RX- Medella Sciences

First Company Exposed! As of 03/27/2019 This information is up to date.

SOLD BY:

Medella Science- No Phone/ 6930 Signat Dr. Houston, TX 77041 – https://medellasciences.com/contact/

Cliffprice & Company- (800) 560-4438

Perry Pharmacy– tracy@perrypharmacy.com

CLAIMED Product contents: 500 ml Full Spectrum, 100% pure

Cost: $80

Lab Tested:

Pro Verde Labs- http://www.proverdelabs.com 420 Fortune Blvd, Milford, PA 01751

Maine Lab- 220 Industrial Way, Portland, ME 04103/ Phone- (617) 221-3356 Info@proverdelabs.com

Christopher Hudalla | Chris.Hudalla@ProVerdeLabs.com Ph.D., Founder, Chief Scientific Officer

Dorian A. Des Lauriers | DD@ProVerdeLabs.com Founder, CEO

Certificate of Analysis Sent is for Medella Sciences for their Concentrates/Extracts- ISOLATE, not their tincture I requested and States:

CBD 3.53 wt% h/ 33.41 mg/ml

CBG .05 wt%/ .43 mg/ml

No other Cannabinoids listed. Does not state how the CBD is extracted.

My Notes:

*Contacted Cliffprice & Company and woman stated she did not know what a Certificate Of Analysis was and said they do NOT test ANY of their products.

*Email reply from a person from Medella Science, and they also CCed a person at Perry Pharmacy in the email: Sent me a COA on the CBD potency, but do NOT have FULL PANELS right now!!

I did not like how long it took the company to get back with me or the way they state their product is 100% pure, yet their testing shows less CBD contained than any other company I looked at thus far. They have NO testing on anything other than the cannabinoid potency. Overall, I would NOT use this company. They charge too much for the little amounts of watered down CBD it offers. Definitely Stay Away!

Do you know of a CBD product or Company that you want more information on? By sending that information to me, you will help me in the search for a REAL HIGH QUALITY product at a good price! Help me expose the frauds! Not all CBD is created equally! Contact me in comments or send me an email @ thecrabshomestead@yahoo.com or message me on any of our Social Media Channels, preferably CANNAB.A.B.E.