CBD and Pain Relief

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CBD and Pain Relief

CBD oil is becoming increasingly popular for relieving symptoms of pain. In order to understand how CBD works to alleviate pain, we first need to understand how the body and pain interact. The human brain has an entire network of sensors which detect pain and adjusts the strength of the pain sensation in accordance with the seriousness of the injury. The nerve sensors around the afflicted area are responsible for the sensation of pain, and it is these receptors that CBD is thought to work on.  CBD possesses the following properties that helps to alleviate pain: Anti-inflammatory – CBD can reduce pain...

Does CBD have Nootropic properties?

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Does CBD have Nootropic properties?

As we have explored in previous blogs, CBD can have a range of effects on the body. A Nootropic is defined as,   “A substance used to enhance memory or other cognitive functions.” (Google). The etymology of 'Nootropic', comes from the Greek “Noos” meaning ‘mind’ and “Trophe” meaning ‘turning’. Why is CBD important? Because CBD interacts with our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which is an important regulator of the entire body, in particular it has a number of effects on mental faculties. What does this mean? This means that CBD may be a reliable nootropic for improving mental performance and clarity...

CBD and the ketogenic diet

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CBD and the ketogenic diet

The facts CBD, or Cannabidiol has gained serious traction in the last couple of years due to its wide spectrum of beneficial effects and lack of psychoactive properties. The Ketogenic diet is a diet which focuses on reducing carbohydrates to a minimum (typically around 5% of overall caloric composition), in favour of higher healthy fats and moderate proteins. The Ketogenic diet is a potent way to induce weight loss due to the lack of glucose and glycogen, which yields potent potential fat loss through the metabolic state of ketosis. This state means that the body is efficient in burning stored...

How Lucid Hemp CBD oil could help your dog

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How Lucid Hemp CBD oil could help your dog

As mentioned in one of our previous blogs, CBD oil has a bunch of positive effects on your four-legged friend. In this article we will go into a little more depth about just how good CBD is for you dog and how it could help if your dog is struggling with any of these ailments. Anxiety CBD oil has been seen in some cases to alleviate anxiousness in pets. Dogs that suffer separation anxiety such as my own, tend to get extremely stressed out when they are left alone, even for just a small period of time. These manifests itself...

CBD and high heel pain relief

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CBD and high heel pain relief

Celebrities are turning to CBD to alleviate pain caused by wearing high heels for extended periods of time. The phrase “beauty is pain” has often been used as a justification for hours of suffering as the result of wearing uncomfortable footwear for the sake of completing an outfit. The actress Mandy Moore recently disclosed that she had been using CBD in order to alleviate the pain she was experiencing from spending hours on the red carpet. Moore stated that she began to use CBD oil on her feet at the recommendation of her stylist. She is not alone in her...

My experience using CBD

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My experience using CBD

Though quite how this happened to me remains a mystery, my wake up this morning heralded the coming of my 25th birthday. As I move towards the latter half of my twenties (note: I staunchly emphasise I’m not in the latter half just yet), I felt it necessary to reflect on the earlier part of my twenties. I got a lot done: two degrees and half-way through my final professional qualification later, I find myself on the precipice of an entirely new chapter of my life (though hopefully not quite as tumultuous as the cliff-like imagery conjured), towards becoming a...

Cancer patient reveals stunning reduction in tumour size

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Cancer patient reveals stunning reduction in tumour size

An 81 year old cancer patient, who has not been identified but is understood to be from the Stoke-on-Trent area, opted to take drops of Cannabidiol (CBD) oil each day in lieu of chemotherapy or radiotherapy in order to tackle his lung cancer.  Around 44,500 people are diagnosed with lung cancer in the UK every year. The patient had initially refused Royal Stoke University Hospitals offer of chemotherapy and radiotherapy because he did not want to suffer adverse side effects in the final years of his life. Dr Sulé-Suso of the SAGE Open Medical Case Reports spotted the ‘significant reduction’...

Can CBD help muscle recovery?

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Can CBD help muscle recovery?

Athletes from a range of disciplines are emphasising the benefits of incorporating CBD into their recovery routines. Seasoned athletes will use CBD for joint pain, inflammation and muscle relief, with a few famous examples including Nate Diaz who was quoted as saying “ It helps with the healing process and inflammation and stuff like that… you want to get these before and after the fights”, or Larry Chester of the Miami Dolphins who stated “CBD saved my life”.   But how can CBD influence muscle recovery? It is important to note that at this stage research is just that –...

Lifestyle tips and CBD

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Lifestyle tips and CBD

CBD is becoming increasingly popular for its versatile uses. People from all different kinds of disciplines and backgrounds are using CBD to improve their lives in some way. No, seriously, just check out our blogs on how celebrities from all kinds of industries are making a positive difference to their lives with CBD. This blog is going to showcase three tips that you can implement into your life using CBD so you can benefit too. CBD and Sleep One of the greatest plagues that the modern human faces is the lack of sleep, or, at the very least, a lack...

Athletes from different sports are turning to CBD oil

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Athletes from different sports are turning to CBD oil

In July 2018, Basketball ‘BIG3’ became the first professional sports league in the United States to allow its athletes to use cannabidiol (CBD). There has been an undeniable shift in attitudes towards Cannabis usage in the sports industry, and with increasing research indicating the benefits that CBD oil can bring, more and more athletes are turning to CBD oil to support a healthy lifestyle. A good example of this would be NFL sports. Larry Chester, a former NFL player was quoted as saying, “CBD saved my life”. Mr Chester, a former defensive lineman for the Miami Dolphins, said that seven...

CBD Psychosis treatment - Can CBD really help?

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CBD Psychosis treatment - Can CBD really help?

At Lucid Hemp, we regularly research CBD lab testing, to make sure that we can provide the best quality CBD oil in the UK. A study in 2018 conducted by Kings College London university (KCL) has found that a single dose of full spectrum CBD can help reduce brain function abnormalities. The results, which are published in JAMA Psychiatry, provides key evidence as to how Cannabis oil acts in the brain to alleviate symptoms of psychosis. The research has shown that CBD, the second major chemical found in the cannabis plant, broadly operates in opposition to THC, suggesting a use...

CBD and Pets

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CBD and Pets

Can I give my dog CBD oil?  Absolutely! Vets have been reporting some intriguing benefits of CBD oil on the dogs in their care. In our previous blog we mentioned the existence of the endocannabinoid system which every person has. Your dog has one too, which it uses to process cannabinoids.   However, it’s important to dose responsibly so that the oil delivers the effect you are expecting for your dog. Ideally, you want to start off with giving your pet a small dose of CBD and gradually increase their dosage over the period of several weeks.   The safest way to work out...

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