Is Cannabidiol the Next Clinical Antioxidant?

Cannabidiol as an antioxidant

Emerging research shows that cannabidiol holds unique properties as an antioxidant. In the scientific summary, we profile two studies that review the potential of non-psychotropic cannabidiol as an antioxidant. This research has future clinical implications for cerebral ischemia, rheumatoid arthritis, types I and II diabetes, atherosclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, hypertension, theRead …

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Derrick DeSilva, MD, on CBD for Common Conditions, Choosing a Safe, Reliable Brand

CBD for Common Conditions, Dr. DeSilva

In this video, Dr. DeSilva shares some case studies and how he is prescribing CBD for common conditions for his patients. In this video series he discusses the following: Case studies of patient response to CBD for sleep and auto-immunity, Researching the right brand of CBD, What to look forRead …

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New Pathways Discovered for CBD’s Ability to Provide Pain and Anxiety Relief

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While cannabidiol (CBD) is fast becoming a common compound for pain and anxiety relief, the exact pathways and dosage have remained elusive. A recent study, published in the journal PAIN, identified new pathways, beyond the endocannabinoid system, which explain its analgesic and anti-anxiety benefits. They are surprisingly different than whatRead …

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Dr. Derrick DeSilva: Endocannabinoid System Clinical Uses, Dosage of Full-Spectrum Hemp Part 3 & 4

CBD for Common Conditions, Dr. DeSilva

As part of our ongoing series on full-spectrum hemp, Dr. DeSilva and Today’s Practitioner’s Rob Lutz discusses the endocannabinoid system, hemp’s role as an adaptogen, what is the dosage for full-spectrum hemp?, along with many other pearls of wisdom. Click here for Part 1 & 2, Clinical Fundamentals of Full-SpectrumRead …

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Clinical Fundamentals of Full-Spectrum Hemp with Dr. Derrick DeSilva, Part 1 & 2

CBD for Common Conditions, Dr. DeSilva

Full-spectrum hemp is gaining a remarkable reputation among clinicians as a fundamental and safe botanical for a variety of clinical purposes. In these short videos, Derrick DeSilva, MD and Rob Lutz, founder of Today’s Practitioner, reviews the safety, side effects and clinical uses of full-spectrum hemp (cannabidiol). What you willRead …

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Medical Cannabis Podcast with Chris Meletis, ND on Immunomodulatory & Anti-inflammatory Properties

In this podcast Micheal Ruscio, DC interviews Chris Meletis, ND on how to safely and effectively utilize cannabidiol (CBD) and medical cannabis in your practice. Most recently Dr. Meletis was featured in the Townsend Letter on a new medical certification program for practitioners prescribing CBD and other active constituents ofRead …

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Early Lab Study: Hemp Shows Therapeutic Potential for Reducing Ovarian Cancer Risk

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Could non-psychoactive hemp be a viable use to reduce ovarian cancer risk? As we learn more about the bioactives in hemp, the possibility becomes ever real. At the 2018 annual Experimental Biology meeting in San Diego, graduate students, Sara Biela and Chase Turner, presented the first study to examine hemp andRead …

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Beyond CBD: Exploring the Endocannabinoid System in Health and Disease, with Carl Germano PhD

Eureka! We’ve been on the search and finally found a refreshingly honest interview on the subject of the endocannabinoid system and the use of cannabidiol in clinical practice. Not surprisingly, it came from Carl Germano, PhD, RD, CNS, CDN. Germano has been in private practice in integrative and nutritional therapiesRead …

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Interview with Jeffrey Chen, MD and Raphael Mechoulan, PhD on Endocannabinoids

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This video, Jeffrey Chen, MD, the Director of the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, is the best explanation of the mechanisms and action potential of endocannabinoids in the human body. This is followed by and interview with Raphael Mechoulan, PhD, professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. MechoulanRead …

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CBD Myth-Busting Study: High Doses of Cannabidiol Do Not Cause THC-Like Effects in Humans

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Have you been hesitant to prescribe cannabidiol (CBD) because of concerns about gastric acids converting the CBD into psychoactive tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)? In 2016, a study by Merrick et al. suggested that when CBD is exposed to an acidic environment, it degrades to Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol  and other psychoactive cannabinoids. The following isRead …

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