Introduction to cannabidiol aka cbd oil

by Tammy Roesch  

Perhaps you think like how I used to think, and you had heard of CBD Oil or Cannabidiol, but you thought that it was connected to Marijuana in some way and because of that, you didn’t want anything to do with it. That is where I was at not long ago. Customers had been asking me to carry it for a long time, but I had this pre-conceived idea that it was from Marijuana and I didn’t want anything to do with it.

That just goes to show how dangerous pre-conceived ideas can be! All this time I could have been helping people with a wonderful, natural product! Thankfully, because my 80 year old father is suffering from a lot of pain throughout his body, he prodded me on to get past my preconceived ideas and dig a little deeper in the hopes of finding something that will help him. My ONLY regret is that I didn’t do this a long time ago!

I soon found out that CBD Oil from Agricultural Hemp was not from Marijuana and that it doesn’t make people HIGH, CBD Oil from Agricultural Hemp is not Psychotoxic, it does not cause euphoria and it has a remarkable safety profile. And the BENEFITS are really amazing! Honestly, I’ve not been this excited about any ONE supplement ever.

Not only has my research taught me all about a new supplement that can be helpful to almost everyone (more about that in a minute), in the process of learning about CBD Oil, I learned HOW & WHY it is able to help so many people with so many problems ~ I learned about the ECS. “What is that?” I can hear you saying. Well, it’s a WHOLE NEW BODY SYSTEM that science just discovered in 1992! Everyone is familiar with the other Body Systems: Circulatory; Digestive; Endocrine; Integumentary; Lymphatic; Muscular; Nervous; Renal; Reproductive; Respiratory and Skeletal. But this new BODY SYSTEM – ECS – ENDOCANNABINOID System, I had never heard of it before. What I learned was really amazing! Some refer to the ECS as the MASTER SYSTEM, or the Central Regulatory System, it is the system that connects and oversees all the other systems and brings them all together to work as a perfect whole.

You see the way this ECS System works, is that there are cannabinoid receptors throughout your body. The purpose of these receptors is BALANCE ~ to stabilize the internal environment of the body while the external environment of the body is constantly changing. Your body & your brain make their own endocannabinoids. Two of these endocannabinoids are called 2-AG and AFA and along with the endocannabinoid receptors –called CB1 and CB2, they make up a crucial part of the endocannabinoid system as a whole. But for many reasons, poor lifestyle habits, unhealthy diets, heredity and just the fact that we live in an imperfect world, causes our cannabinoid receptors many times, to be deficient. When the receptors are deficient, it is impossible for them to do their job, and our health breaks down. Taking CBD Oil, replenishes the cannabinoid receptors. When those receptors are replenished, the body can then work the way God designed it to work, and it will try to heal itself.

Here is a picture of where all these cannabinoid receptors are, throughout the body.




As you can see, they are spread all over everywhere! And that is the beauty of WHY this one product is able to help so many people with so many varied health issues.
Here is a partial list of health issues that CBD Oil has helped people with:


  • Reducing Pain
  • Increasing Circulation
  • Combating Inflammation
  • Improving Cognitive Function
  • Relieving Anxiety
  • Lowering Blood Sugar
  • Fighting Degenerative Diseases and Age-Related Decline
  • Decreasing Nausea & Encouraging Appetite
  • Speeding Muscle Repair After Exercise
  • Promoting Bone Growth
  • Inhibiting the Growth of Cancer Cells
  • Reducing the Frequency of Seizures
  • Supporting Overall Wellness


As time permits, I’ll do a blog on each of these points. Another really exciting factor is that CBD Oil works on our pets, cats & dogs, just like it works on humans!

Here is a little more specific information on CBD Oil and it’s benefits:

CBD Oil Has Been Known to Help Numerous Health Issues:Anorexia, blood-pressure, vomiting, pain, inflammation, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, neurodegenerative disorders (Parkinson’s disease, Huntington’s disease, Tourette’s syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, memory, learning), immune response, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), glaucoma and retinal neurodegenerative diseases, epilepsy, osteoporosis, schizophrenia, anxiety, depression, “super-bugs”, eczema, cardiovascular disorders, cancer, obesity, and metabolic syndrome-related disorders, helping people to get off the opioids, to name just a few.

Calms Childhood Epilepsy: CBD has anti-seizure properties that have been shown to successfully treat drug-resistant children who have neurological disorders like epilepsy (with no side effects!). In one study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, CBD decreased frequency of seizures by 23 percentage points more than those taking a placebo.
Reduces Anxiety and Depression: According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, depression affects 6% and anxiety affects 18% of the U.S. population each year. Research shows that CBD oil can help with both. CBD has been shown to reduce levels of stress and anxiety in those suffering from conditions such as PTSD, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive compulsive disorder. CBD even reduced the stress and discomfort surrounding public speaking.
Fights Multi-Drug Resistant Bacteria: Researchers discovered that cannabinoids (including CBD) have an unusual ability to destroy bacteria (especially drug-resistant strains). More research is needed to find out how and why it works. A 2011 study found that CBD can also slow the progression of tuberculosis in rats. Researchers concluded that CBD likely does this by inhibiting T-cell proliferation, rather than possessing antibacterial properties. Whatever the mechanism is for destroying bacteria, CBD seems to be a potent weapon against the antibiotic resistant “superbugs” that are becoming more and more of a problem today.
Help for Schizophrenia: Schizophrenia is a complicated and serious disease that is typically managed through therapy and pharmaceutical drugs (that carry hefty side effects). Anecdotally, many folks have found that CBD oil has helped reduce hallucinations. Research is beginning to catch up too. A March 2015 review of available research found that CBD was a safe, effective, and well tolerated treatment for psychosis. But more research is needed to bring CBD into clinical practice. It should be mentioned that THC, the psychoactive compound in marijuana, may actually increase psychosis for those at risk. CBD oil, on the other hand, helps reduce psychosis and may even counteract psychosis brought on by marijuana use.
Improves Skin Conditions: CBD oil can be used topically to treat skin conditions. Studies show CBD oil has a high potential for treating skin conditions like eczema by encouraging abnormal cell death. It can also help regulate the skin’s oil production, reducing acne. CBD also contains many nutrients like vitamin E that help improve and protect the skin.
Fights Cancer: CBD oil’s role in cancer treatment still needs more research, but what is available is looking promising. According to the American Cancer Society, CBD oil can slow growth and spread of some kinds of cancer (in animals). Because it fights oxidative stress and inflammation (and both are linked to cancer) it makes sense that CBD oil could help fight cancer cells.
Parkinson’s Disease ~ CBD is promising for Parkinson’s Disease ~
Well, I hope that if you think how I used to think, that after reading this little article, I’ve convinced you that CBD isn’t what you thought it was, and I’ve wetted your appetite to find out more about this wonderful product!
There is so much more to talk about! Not only about all the wonderful benefits of CBD Oil, but we need to talk about where to buy it. Finding a quality product is not always easy. Any time a new product comes out that shows promise of helping a lot of people, almost immediately, companies pop up everywhere, claiming that they have the BEST product. But HOW do you know if they really do? We’ll save the answer to that question for another visit! J
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