How to Prevent Endocannabinoid Deficiency with Non-Psychoactive Cannabinoids & Terpenes

The Endocannabinoid System (or ECS for short) is responsible for modulating our body’s immune system, inflammation, pain, and things that affect our daily life, like sleep, appetite, and mood.

The discovery of this system showed that most mammals have a vast network of receptors that are responsive to cannabinoids – these receptors are in the brain, central nervous system, and immune system.

Receptors on our cells act like tiny locks on the surface of the cells (not all cells have all receptors and there are thousands of receptors on each tiny cell).  These receptors only open for certain keys that fit into them – even more than a ‘physical’ fit – it is like a vibrational understanding between the neurotransmitter (and/or neuropeptide) that allows certain chemical compounds to communicate with the receptors.

Our body already makes something called ‘endocannbinoids’ inside of us.  Endocannabinoids are our body’s own compound that helps us regulate our Endocannabinoid System.  By introducing non-psychoactive cannabinoids to our body – like CBD, CBDa, CBN, CBG, and CBC – we can potentially regulate our Endocannabinoid System and prevent endocannabinoid deficiency.

From the Huffington Post:

“American Neurologist Ethan Russo has termed this ‘Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency‘, suggesting that it lie at the root of illnesses such as fibromyalgia, muscular sclerosis, IBS and migraines.  According to Dr Russo, “If you don’t have enough endocannabinoids you have pain where there shouldn’t be pain. You would be sick, meaning nauseated. You would have a lowered seizure threshold. And just a whole litany of other problems.””

It is now possible to source cannabinoids from hemp that has been grown to have high levels and complete profiles of cannabinoids and terpenes.  Be sure to know your farmer, know how the hemp is processed, and make sure you are getting a full-spectrum product that contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids and terpenes from the hemp plant.

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HYPOCRISY – The DEA’s Unenforceable Policy on CBD

The United States government has a patent (#6,630,507) for the antioxidant and neuroprotective properties of cannabinoids, but the DEA says that CBD is a Schedule 1 Drug.

“Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Some examples of Schedule I drugs are: heroin, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), marijuana (cannabis), 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (ecstasy), methaqualone, and peyote.”

Which is it?  Are non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD good for you or are they bad for you?  Well, let’s let the people decide.

Non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD have over two decades of research showing that they have potential therapeutic applications for cancer, inflammation, anxiety, and other diseases that stem from the immune system and nervous system.

And

23 States have medical marijuana ‘legalized’ (THC and CBD products)

8 States have recreational marijuana ‘legalized’ (THC and CBD products)

16 States have specific laws allowing for CBD products

Millions of people from many States have demanded smart medicine policy – and have nullified federal law with State-based laws that have been upheld thanks to the 10th Amendment.  That’s right – ALL of cannabis is a Schedule 1 drug according to the DEA, but guess what – all of these States have actual laws and are collecting revenue from the sale of cannabis.  The DEA isn’t coming to get you – there are actual criminals out there, and if you are taking CBD, you are not one of them.

Do you see the feds knocking down the doors of people who are selling CBD products?  No, you don’t, and you won’t, because in June of 2015, Congress actually de-funded much of the DEA’s budget that was being used to go after legal cannabis operations and industrial hemp operations.

“The House of Representatives has voted to protect state medical marijuana and hemp laws from federal interference, to cut the Drug Enforcement Administration’s budget and to halt bulk collection of American communications in drug investigations.”

Believe it or not, the PEOPLE are speaking and not allowing the federal government to get in the way of them using a PLANT for food and medicine.  Cannabis has existed for thousands of years, and has been used in many different applications beyond ‘getting high’ – different strains of hemp can be used for non-psychoactive cannabinoids like CBD, high-protein food products, fiber, and even fuel.

First of all, you should NEVER be afraid of your government.  Fear is death.  Secondly, cannabis is a plant and it is not nearly as scary as the arcane and geriatric proclamations coming from some representatives in government who feel it their moral duty to protect people from themselves.  If they look out their bullet-proof windows passed their body guards – they will see that Americans are sick and tired of waiting on permission to live a healthy life.  No sick-care system can save us – only we can save ourselves through whole-plant, nutrient-dense, preventative foods and medicines that are naturally derived from the Earth.

That’s Natural Cannabinoid & Ailment Guide

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At That’s Natural, we know how important it is to make an educated decision about what types of foods and medicines that you ingest.  Here is a ‘Cannabinoid and Ailment Guide’ to show you some of the various cannabinoids and what preliminary research had shown that these cannabinoids (or phytocannabinoids) are good for.

Our That’s Natural premium CBD-rich hemp oil is a full-spectrum and whole-plant product – meaning that there are minute amounts of other cannabinoids (like some of these listed on this chart) as well as terpenes – which we feel are an essential part of a premium and effective product.

You can see what are customers are saying with testimonials – and always know exactly where your product is coming from – Pure, Potent, Trusted – That’s Natural!

11 Things to Know About CBD & Cannabinoids

Things To Know, CBD & Cannabinoids

We have heard more than one person in the industry refer to what is happening as the “Wild West of Cannabis”.  And we couldn’t agree more, but want to do our best to help you – our customers, our clients, and distributors – to understand the words that are being used and the definitions that we have created, to help differentiate between products.  These are not interchangeable with what some individuals (or people who are not as informed in either media or government) may use, but these are what we use and how we use them at That’s Natural.

1. Cannabis:  This is a flowering plant that is indigenous to Central and South Asia.  There are three different species of the plant including: Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis.  These different species can be bred by farmers to have different qualities – like different amounts of compounds within the plant, including cannabinoids and terpenes.  Cannabis includes both what is referred to as “hemp” as well as “marijuana” – all of these products and their components come from the cannabis plant.

2. Marijuana: This is a term most often used to refer specifically to cannabis that is bred to be high in THC, the psychoactive cannabinoid that is understood to give people a “high”.  Sometimes marijuana is used as a term in the press to include all Cannabis species and all different types of cannabis that are bred with higher or lower cannabinoid content.  Since most people are familiar with marijuana as the psychoactive plant or THC-component – when we refer to ‘marijuana’ at That’s Natural!, we are referring to the cannabis plant that is bred, and the products that are created, with high levels of THC, that get people “high”.  This is different than what is usually referred to as “hemp”.

3. Hemp: This is a term used for the cannabis plant that has been bred with minute amounts of THC and instead, higher amounts of other cannabinoids, like CBD.  Hemp products, like fibers and oils that are made from the seeds, have been legal to purchase and sell in all 50 States since the creation of hemp products.  Hemp products do not have THC in any discernible amount, and therefore, do not give people a “high” and are not psychoactive.  Using or consuming hemp has never been “illegal”, however growing “cannabis” (including hemp) which our federal government indiscriminately created legislation for during the failed Drug War, is what was illegal (See “Hemp, Cannabis, and the Natural Medicine Revolution” at www.thatsnatural.info).  So the end products for hemp were never illegal, but growing hemp was, and that is what caused a temporary destruction of the hemp industry and market.  That has been changing with both State-level governments (e.g. Amendment 64 in Colorado) and with the Farm Bill at the federal level of government.

4. Cannabinoids (or Phytocannabinoids): These are unique compounds found in abundance in the cannabis plant.  There are other plants that contain cannabinoids (like Echinacea), but cannabis has large amounts of cannabinoids.  There are at least 85 different cannabinoids that have been isolated – two of those that are isolated that are getting the most attention are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol).  But these are just two – there are at least 83 additional cannabinoids that have not been studied as much, but may hold even more promise for human and animal health.  Humans have an “Endcannabinoid System” that is now being researched for its role in the body’s many functions.  The Endocannabinoid System impacts human’s nervous and immune systems.

5. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC): THC is the principle psychoactive component of cannabis, and plants can be bred to have higher amounts for medical applications for THC.  Although humans and animals have been consuming or using cannabis for thousands of years, THC was first isolated by two Israeli scientists in 1964.  THC has many medical applications, however, is the component that is most often thought of as being the “get high” aspect of the plant.

6. Cannabidiol (CBD):  CBD is considered a major phytocannabinoid, with many additional medical applications, since CBD does not get people ‘high’ and can be used on children and people with balance issues.  Since CBD is not psychoactive, this compound is regulated like a supplement instead of a drug, and therefore has huge potential with not only helping more people with their health and wellness, but also bypassing the bureaucracy created for natural medicine by federal and State government regulations.  Much like Chamomile (the herb) is not psychoactive and regulated as a supplement, cannabis plants bred to have high levels of CBD and limited or untraceable amounts of THC, can be used to create natural medicines that are immediately available to the people who need them.

One way of absorbing the compounds for the human body is to refine cannabis into an oil – which can then be used topically or internally.

What’s the Difference Between Cannabis Oil, Marijuana Oil, Hemp Oil, and CBD Oil?

Let us start by saying that there are definitely individuals and companies that use some of these different terms interchangeably – and that the difference is really something that should be investigated by the consumer.  There are many different schools of thought, and certainly some mis-information that is either intentionally or mistakenly placed about.  We are all in a learning curve when it comes to the world of cannabis, and what this plant brings for human health.

We have written and spoke before about the difference between marijuana and hemp (See “Hemp Products are Legal in All 50 States – Hemp is Not Marijuana at www.thatsnatural.info).  It is important to note, however, that all of these products do come from the cannabis plant.  So marijuana is not the same as hemp, however, both hemp and marijuana are a form of cannabis.

This information comes from our own gathering of various resources, and is open to the debate and interpretation of others, who may see and find nuances in what they consider correct.  However, we hope to bring more information to the table, to help you do your own research and find out what is best for you as a supplement or a treatment option.

7. Cannabis Oil:  In the broadest sense of the word, this could theoretically mean any oil coming from any cannabis plant.  Now, some strains of cannabis are bred for high levels of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and some strains of cannabis have virtually no THC and instead are high in other cannabinoid content – like that of CBD (Cannabidiol).  Marijuana is a type of cannabis that has high levels of THC and gets people “high”.  Hemp is a type of cannabis that may have  high levels of CBD, and does not give people the “high”, but instead may offer some medicinal benefits.  If someone uses the term “cannabis oil”, unless it is specified what they mean, then this could be oil made from any type of cannabis plant – either marijuana, hemp, or otherwise – and so people should exercise caution when investigating or purchasing products that do not specify what the company is using or what the company means.  Also, be wary of media using this term, as it may be used incorrectly when reporting on the legal or illegal nature of cannabis products.

8. Hemp Oil: Hemp oil is generally referred to as oil that is made from the actual seeds of the hemp plant – this is hemp seed oil.  Hemp oil in this regard has mainly topical applications – especially used in soaps, lotions, and shampoos/conditioners.  Hemp seeds that are not refined into oil are available to consume just by themselves (they are quite delicious in our opinion), and hemp seeds can also be ground into powder – to use in protein drinks, baking, etc.  There is virtually no THC, and hemp oil products are legal to purchase and sell in all 50 States (and have been for decades).  Remember, there is a difference between hemp oil, or hemp seed oil, and CBD oil made from hemp (See “Hemp Oil Versus CBD Oil Made From Hemp at www.thatsnatural.info)!

9. Marijuana Oil: This is oil refined from cannabis specifically for its high levels of THC.  It is psychoactive, and has higher levels of the cannabinoid THC – the compound of the cannabis plant that is not yet “legal” in all 50 States for people to use medically or recreationally.  Marijuana oil would only be “legal” for use in the States that have approved using marijuana recreationally (Colorado, Alaska, Washington, Oregon), or the 23 and counting States that have passed “Medical Marijuana” laws that do allow access for patients to use marijuana as a form of treatment for sickness and disease.

10. CBD Oil: CBD stands for Cannabidiol – a cannabinoid found in high levels in some genetic strains of hemp.  CBD is not psychoactive, and there is preliminary research showing many potential benefits to human health.  Every human being is “pre-wired” with an Endocannabinoid System (See Page 8), and we have ‘receptors’ (CB1 and CB2) in our body that recognize the various cannabinoids.  Most pharmaceutical drugs are artificially synthesized to “fool” our receptors – however, cannabinoids are already understood and accepted by a human’s Endocannabinoid System.  CBD oil is refined from the hemp leaves and stems (versus the seeds like in hemp seed oil).  CBD Oil can be used both internally and topically.  CBD Oil made from hemp is legal to purchase and sell in all 50 States, and can be used as a supplement.

11. CBD Oil that also has THC:  There are some CBD oils that are not legal to buy and sell in all 50 States.  These CBD products have the addition of THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid), but are sometimes referred to as simply ‘CBD oil” (especially by the media, which fails to explain why that particular type of CBD oil is “illegal” – because it also has marijuana or THC in it).  If CBD oil is referred to as “illegal” or a “banned substance”, then this is CBD oil that has THC in it and actually comes from marijuana – not hemp.

Remember… CBD Oil that contains no THC and that can be taken as a supplement is legal to purchase and sell in all 50 States, and that is the only reason that Google and Amazon allow such on their large national marketplaces.  These products are legal to purchase and sell because of their absence of the psychoactive component THC.

Cannabis is not exclusively marijuana or hemp – they are different in terms of what they are used for and how they are used.  George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were actually hemp farmers, and hemp has been used all over the world, for thousands of years, for its oil, seeds, and fiber – not for any type of ‘psychoactive effect’.

It’s so important to know the different terms and how they are being used by either companies, media, or government.  Remember – every industry is latent with politics, and that can determine the type of information that you are receiving.

It is your RIGHT to choose foods and medicines that you believe are good for your body, and at That’s Natural! we aim to protect your right to do that.  The first step, is education.  Don’t be afraid to speak up and be a part of the natural medicine revolution!

Rick Simpson with Tisha Casida – Protecting Medicine Freedom

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Rick Simpson took some time to speak with Tisha Casida about cannabis, hemp, and the importance of standing up for individual’s right to consume this natural plant.  Rick Simpson is best known for teaching people how to create their own hemp oil (some also call it CBD Oil – this stands for Cannabidiol, one of over 85 cannabinoids or phytocannabinoids in hemp).  See more about our Peaceful Rebellion at www.Rebellion.Life

CBD OIL BANNED FROM AMAZON – Get Yours NOW while you CAN!

Protect Your Medicine Freedom - Buy While You Can

Amazon has made the decision to no longer allow merchants to sell their CBD hemp oil via their market platform.  In addition to this, Google AdWords has recently banned certain CBD oils from being able to advertise (namely those who disclose what is in their CBD oil on their website).

In our conversations with customer service, they are not able to give us a direct reason why, so we can only assume that big-pharma and big-government (that has its big hands on the throats of both of these online platforms) is cracking down.  They want to stop consumers from being able to choose for themselves what they use as medicine.

At this time, they cannot stop us from independently selling this product online via our website and they cannot stop us from bringing this product to retailers and your doorstep.  And we will.  We will not stop and we will not be stopped by big-pharma and big-government that is afraid of the profits they will be missing as more and more people make individual choices about how to treat their pain and disease – outside of the pharmaceutical industry.

You are in control of your health and medicine choices.  If you want a third-party verified, transparently-produced CBD Hemp Oil from Colorado-grown hemp – this is your chance to purchase it and tell your friends at www.cbdoil.life.  At That’s Natural! we will fight back to protect your right to medicine freedom – please support us by sharing this with your friends and family.

PS: As of this writing not ALL of the products have come down off of Amazon because they have figured out “work arounds” to keep up (according to customer service at Amazon).  We can only wonder if part of these other CBD oil’s strategy is to not disclose where their hemp is coming from, as we make it clear that our product is U.S.-grown in Colorado.

Movie – What If Cannabinoids in Cannabis Cured Cancer & Other Diseases?

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That’s Natural! stands behind and applauds research and smart drug policy that allows for the use and research of cannabis.  This video has many excerpts, diagrams, and summarizing information on cannabis, the 421 related compounds found in the cannabis plant, Cannabidiol or CBD and the non-psycoactive effects that may help with inflammation, anxiety, and more, as well as the Endocannabinoid System and how this system responds to cannabinoids.

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Hemp, Cannabis, and the Natural Medicine Revolution

Hemp has been grown in the United States since the 1600’s – the seeds for hemp came over with the Puritans on the ships that sailed from England.  Much of what was grown was actually meant for British consumption, and ironically, the first drafts of the Declaration of Independence were created using hemp paper.

“Hemp”, which is a term for many varieties of the Cannabis plant, has been used for its fiber, for its oil, and its seed.

The (strain) of cannabis that contains the psychoactive compound tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is “Cannabis sativa” and usually referred to as marijuana.  This is not the (strain) of cannabis that is used for hemp and its associated products.  Hemp grows much taller than marijuana plants and hemp  does not contain the psychoactive compounds.

Thomas Jefferson and George Washington are two very famous founders of our country who grew hemp on their farms.

Like many laws that are introduced by politicians to benefit (or harm) certain industries and companies that have contributed (or not contributed) to their election and position – the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, that created numerous difficulties for all of cannabis production, may have been one of those political documents.  Hemp, which at the time was an inexpensive substitute for paper pulp and also for fiber, may have competed with the DuPont family’s new synthetic fiber “nylon”.  The Secretary of the Treasury at the time, Andrew Mellon, had invested extensively in DuPont’s nylon business.  Perhaps the passage of this Act was an attempt to stymie the production of cannabis and related hemp products.  In addition to the growing distaste of the federal government’s tolerance for marijuana use (even though the American Medical Association at the time condoned medical marijuana prescriptions and use), this act and others succeeded in stomping out the industry.

That is, until now.  Thanks to common sense reemerging for agriculture policy – growing hemp is now “legal” in nineteen States.  A provision in the 2014 Farm Bill made growing hemp possible with certain stipulations being followed, and the consumption of hemp products (which are not marijuana or psychoactive products) is legal in all 50 States.

Laws that stomp out people, companies and industries because of vested interests are nothing new (see Monsanto and the “Monsanto Protection Act”).  Laws are often created and used to help or hurt companies, create or disseminate industries.  When it comes to our land, to what we eat, and the medicines that we take – it is always best to have decentralized policies that allow for consumers to choose what is best for them.

Colorado is one of those States that has nullified federal law (with Amendment 64) and is leading the country in the production of cannabis.  Both hemp and cannabis sativa (and the many different (strains) of this plant) are being produced and refined into products that can have benefits for people.  That’s Natural! is excited to be a part of this with our very own all-natural, solvent-free, Colorado-grown hemp oil.

If you would like to explore the potential health benefits of this all natural dietary supplement (Legal in all 50 states) and used for hundreds of years around the world, we would love to hear from you!  Purchase direct from us or one of our sales reps – visit us online at www.cbdoil.life.  Interested in becoming part of our growing national sales force?  Give us a call or email today!  info(at)cbdoil.life.

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Nullification, Legalization, Cannabidiol, Oh My!

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Colorado nullified federal law in 2012 with the passing of Amendment 64.  More people voted to legalize marijuana in Colorado, than voted for Barack Obama.  That’s right – more people came out to vote for the legalization of a plant than the sitting President.

By Colorado celebrating its sovereignty as a State, and letting its citizens to decide for themselves what to use as medicine, we have led the way in effectively using and regulating cannabis – which includes not just marijuana, but also hemp!

Hemp products are and have been legal to buy and sell in all 50 States, however, growing hemp as a plant is only legal in 19 – Colorado being one of those.  Slowly but surely, more States will follow in adopting sound agricultural and social policies to allow their citizens to grow, buy, sell, and use all types of cannabis products – it is good for business, and it is GREAT for Food and Medicine Freedom.

You can be a part of this movement with That’s Natural!  We have a list of extensive, independent research on hemp and cannabidiol, or CBD.  And we are offering the most premium CBD Hemp Oil, that has Colorado-grown hemp, is independently verified, and is processed using a supercritical CO2 extraction process – we never use dangerous solvents.  If you love it, you can even be a part of our dedicated sales and distribution team – reaching customers all across the country.

We are celebrating our sovereignty – as individuals who can make choices for ourselves what we eat, drink, and use as medicine.  Come be a part of the medicine freedom revolution at www.cbdoil.life!

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Cannabis and the Natural Medicine Revolution

Warning: We are not licensed doctors and we are not approved by any government agency to be able to tell you that anything treats or cures anything.  This is merely an opinion, and we encourage you to break through the big-government and big-pharma matrix to do your own research and learn about positive ways to protect your health.

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Many of our medicines are based on plant compounds, including aspirin (from willow), menthol (from mint), and quinine (from the Cinchona tree).  Plants, and medicines made from them, have been an integral part of native and indigenous cultures for thousands of years.  Synthesizing part of the plant to treat sickness and disease, is nothing new to society.

Cannabis, an annual, flowering herb, has several compounds that could be very beneficial to medicine and the treatment of various diseases. The cannabis plant has been used medicinally for over three thousand years.  In Colorado, where medicinal and recreational use of marijuana is now “legal”, we can use this openness and opportunity to explore more about this particular plant’s medicinal effects.

Cannabis plants can be processed into oils and other compounds – which can then be used without having to smoke and inhale smoke to be able to ingest the beneficial parts of the cannabis plant.

“Glandular trichomes” on the plant contain cannabinoids (CBD) that are non-psychoactive. Cannabinoids have the potential to act as an anti-inflammatory agent in the body and are also potentially anti-psychotic.  Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is the component that can make people feel “high” and CBD are being researched in different ratios for treatment of various ailments.

Cannabis has been used to treat nausea, epilepsy, post-traumatic stress disorder, cancer, and is being researched to treat other illnesses – both physical and mental.  It is completely natural, with no known side-effects, and no reported overdoses or deaths from the medicinal use of this plant.  This is something to consider, and remember… why on earth would our government make it illegal to use this plant for the treatment of sickness and disease?

What is interesting about the cannabinoids in cannabis, is that human beings are actually pre-wired through our Endocannabinoid System to use compounds in cannabis to heal.  What is truly exciting about using cannabis to treat cancer, is that it appears that these treatments target only the cancerous and sick cells, and have no negative effects on healthy cells.  So, unlike traditional Western treatments for cancer (chemotherapy and radiation) – that kill almost everything and make the patient feel very sick, perhaps treatment(s) with cannabis could prove to target only the cancer.

In our THC Feed, we will continue to explore the research and success stories of using this plant to treat sickness and disease. We will also work with local and State officials to make sure we protect our Medicine Freedom – our natural right to use natural medicines.

This article is from our Friends – Advocates for Food and Medicine Freedom at That’s Natural!  You can learn more about cannabidiol (CBD) at www.cbdoil.life!

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