hemp plant is being touted as a "super food" by numerous researchers,
physicians and nutritionists. This plant has been consumed for centuries for
its nutritional, medicinal and therapeutic benefits. Super foods come from
fruits, veggies and herbs. They are natural, unprocessed and chalked full of
vitamins, minerals and other beneficial nutrients and co-factors.To reap these
nutritional benefits it is best to consume the buds, leaves, stems and seeds of
the hemp plant raw. This would require one to grow their own hemp which has
many health benefits of its own, but, may not be practical for most of us.
more practical way to benefit from this super food would be to consume a full
spectrum CBD hemp oil manufactured with organically grown hemp. Full spectrum CBD oil, unlike CBD isolate products,
includes a wide range of cannabinoids present in the cannabis or hemp plant.
... Full spectrum CBD also contains other cannabinoids like CBG, CBC, CBN and a
variety of essential vitamins, minerals, fatty acids, protein, chlorophyll,
terpenes, flavonoids, and fiber producing what the scientists are calling “The
entourage effect”. The entourage effect basically describes how the whole plant
works synergistically together for optimal medicinal and therapeutic outcomes.
of these therapeutic benefits found in organic full spectrum hemp derived CBD
is its ability help regulate a person’s weight. The mechanism behind how this
works is still being researched, but, some recent research suggests the
therapeutic mechanism works by addressing clinical endocannbinoid deficiency
In a recent
study Korean researchers studied the effects of CBD on immature fat cells to investigate
the potential benefits on the treatment and prevention of obesity. The study
showed that CBD was found to do the following; stimulate genes and proteins
that enhance the breakdown and oxidation of fat, increase the number and
activity of mitochondria, which increases the body’s ability to burn calories
and decrease the expression of proteins involved in fat cell production.
Message from the
National Institute of Health in 2006:
"In the last decade, the
endocannabinoid system(ECS) has been implicated in an increasing number of
physiological functions, both in the central and peripheral nervous systems and
in the peripheral organs ... "
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome (CEDS) was first proposed in 2004
by renowned cannabinoid researcher Dr. Ethan Russo. Dr Russo and many other
researchers propose that CEDS is the underlying cause of many diseases related
to the immune system and inflammation.When the body is deficient in
endocannabinoids and/or cannbinoid receptors the endocannabinoid system becomes
inefficient and imbalanced and thus does not function optimally allowing
diseases to occur.
Russo did an extensive literature review and discovered that people diagnosed
with certain conditions also had lower levels of endocannabinoids. He came to
the conclusion that anyone with a deficiency in either endocannabinoids levels
or cannabinoid receptors or both could explain why supplementing with hemp
derived cannabinoids (CBD) were proving effective in treating some conditions.
factor that may play into CEDS is the fact that our food chain has become
deficient in its cannabinoid content due to the fact that since the 1930`s hemp
ceased to be the major cash crop that was fed to our livestock and included in
the majority of our food supply.
Research reveals that cannabinoids found in plants like hemp interact with cannabinoid
receptors in our ECS to elicit chemical responses that help bring about
homeostasis in our bodies.
further research the Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome theory could
open the door for more methods to prevent and manage certain health conditions.
Dr. Russo believes that CBD from cannabis plants like hemp are essential
nutrients that when consumed can optimize the ECS`s function and minimize
certain diseases like obesity and others.