Using Hemp CBD for Total Body Support

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“I have been given this product as part of a product review through the Chronic Illness Bloggers network. Although the product was a gift, all opinions in this review remain my own and I was in no way influenced by the company. “

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I am reviewing BioCBD+ for Chronic Illness Bloggers Network.

BioCBD™ is derived from organically grown hemp plants, and it contains all of the synergistic
cannabinoids, terpenoids, and other compounds of the original plant.  It also contains a proprietary Ayurvedic blend of water soluble cannabinoids, terpenes and different Ayurvedic herbs: CBD, Curcumin, & Magnesium.

You can check it out here:

https://www.biocbdplus.com/

You may be wondering: what is BioCBD+, hemp CBD, and what is CBD good for?

In my experience trying out CBD products, CBD is a PHENOMENAL restorative compound for the body.

BioCBD+ is no exception…this is a FANTASTIC product that delivers the amazing benefits of CBD to the body…

From the BioCBD+ Website:

BioCBD™ is an all natural, water soluble source of CBD plus Ayurvedic herbs.

“We always use CBD oil derived from organically grown European hemp plants, and it contains all of the synergistic cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds of the original plant.”

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What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 85 phytocannabinoids known to currently exist in the cannabis plant with an expectation of more to come.

“These different phytocannabinoids are known to exist in different levels in different varieties of cannabis.  Most of the cannabinoids don’t exist in large enough concentrations to have any noticeable effect, but CBD concentration can be as high as 40% in CBD-rich cultivars of industrial hemp.  Cannabidiol has been featured on Oprah, Dr. Oz, and credited by one of our country’s top medical minds, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, as the reason he changed his mind about unlimited potential of cannabis.

How Does CBD Work?  Is it legal?

Did you know that your body produces its own cannabinoids similar to CBD and THC?  These endogenous cannabinoids are a part of a system that acts as the “master control system” of the body.  That same system is designed to work with CBD!  The endogenous cannabinoid system, or endocannabinoid system (ECS), is a recently discovered system of naturally occurring cannabinoids and cannabinoid receptor sites throughout your entire body!

There are two receptors that make up the endocannabinoid system: CB1 and CB2 receptors.  CB1 receptors are found mostly in the nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and organs.   CB2 receptors are primarily found in the immune system and the structures associated with healthy immune functioning.

Unlike THC, which overstimulates the CB1 and CB2 receptors directly, CBD signals the body’s natural mechanisms to activate those receptors to do more of what they do naturally.**

With these cannabinoid receptor sites spread throughout our entire bodies, you can only imagine the importance of having these receptors working properly in order to keep this important internal system functioning to protect you.”

You can read more about CBD here:  https://www.biocbdplus.com/what-is-cbd-3

Is it legal?

Here’s the short answer:

“Even though (marijuana) THC is illegal and on the controlled substance list, our hemp CBD (cannabidiol) is not illegal because it has been grown in a legal country, imported to the US legally, and the CBD has been extracted from the legal mature stalk of the hemp plant.”

Check out this blog for information on the legality of hemp-derived CBD:  https://www.biocbdplus.com/why-is-hemp-cbd-legal

My experience with BioCBD+

I love the natural CBD in this product.  This product also contains extra, proprietary ingredients including curcumin, which is  one of the medicinal parts of turmeric, a powerful anti-inflammatory herb, that can also affect the longevity of your DNA.  It also contains a proprietary Ayurvedic blend of water soluble cannabinoids, terpenes and different Ayurvedic herbs: CBD, Curcumin, & Magnesium.

BioCBD+ helped me with:

Fatigue

Sleep

Mood

Anxiety

Combatting the Effects of Stress

I tended to take BioCBD+ when I was feeling tired or stressed out, or worn down.  It worked so effectively, I wanted to save it for when I really needed it.

Yet, I believe CBD can have cumulative effects on the body and stress response system. I wonder if it would have been even more effective if I had taken it on a regular basis, as I was instructed to do on the bottle.   You are supposed to start with one capsule, and then increase up to 6 per day, until you reach the desired effect, and then reduce to where you can maintain effectiveness.

Here’s a really important point and discovery I have made along the way of trying cannaboid products:

 

** I think this is a really important point: THC seems to often overstimulate the body, whereas CBD seems to operate more as a restorative compound in the body

 

I feel this is a really important distinction, perhaps.  While THC may have benefits, CBD (and so far, expecially hemp-derived CBD) seems to have particulary therapuetic and restorative effects on the body.

Here is more information on CBD:

Your body has an endocannabinoid system, which is designed to keep you in balance. 

CBD helps to mediate the release of cytokines which can help with pain and inflammation.

CBD is from cannabis (found in hemp or marijuana), is a cannabinoid and is non-psychoactive.

There are many cannabinoids (over 60 and counting), including THC.  There are also different types of CBD, including CBD1 and CBD2.

CBD1 affects the brain and neurological system and CBD2 affects the immune system.  We have CBD receptors in our brain, liver, stomach, and nervous system (and maybe even more places).

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) was discovered only in 1992, but it good we discovered it, as its purpose is to keep our bodies in balance and recover from stress, etc.

The basic function of the ECS is to help you: “Relax, eat, sleep, forget, and protect.” ~Professor Di Marzo, 1998

(source: New Hope Network)

For so many of us with chronic conditions, we know and can feel that our bodies are out of balance.

It is very possible some of our symptoms could be due to endocannabinoid deficiency. 

“It occurred to me that a number of very common diseases seem to fit a pattern that would be consistent with an endocannabinoid deficiency, specially these are migraine, irritable bowel syndrome, and fibromyalgia.  They have some things in common.”

Dr. Ethan Russon on CBD & Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency (Jun 21, 2016)

CBD may also help your body in several ways by reducing inflammation, bolstering the immune system, and even having neuroprotective effects.  Check out my blog for research  links.

~ I have found CBD to help my body feel remarkably and consistently better ~

 

This is a really great product!  It really helped my body to regain balance during a particularly stressful time.

 

You can check it out for yourself here:

https://www.biocbdplus.com/