Improving the Quality of Our Sleep

Given the problems with conventional soporifics, medical scientists have been exploring other ways to improve sleep by targeting the endocannabinoid system (ECS). As the primary homeostatic regulator of human physiology, the ECS plays a major role in the sleep-wake cycle and other circadian processes.

Italian scientist Vicenzo DiMarzo summarized the broad regulatory function of the endocannabinoid system in the phrase “Eat, sleep, relax, protect and forget.”

How we fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up, and remain awake is part of an internal biological process regulated by our circadian rhythms and our endocannabinoid system. Circadian rhythms govern a diverse array of actions in the body, including hormone production, heart rate, metabolism, and when to go to sleep and wake up.

The way we fall asleep, stay asleep, wake up, and remain awake is regulated by our circadian rhythms and our endocannabinoid system.

It’s as if we have an internal biochemical timer or clock that keeps track of our need for sleep, guides the body to sleep and then influences the intensity of sleep. This biological mechanism is affected by external forces such as travel, medication, food, drink, environment, stress and more.

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Does your dog suffer from Osteoarthritis?

New Research Backs Canine Cannabis Use For Osteoarthritis. Forbes July 2020

Is your dog suffering from canine osteoarthritis? A new study suggests that CBD may help dogs with this painful arthritic condition. 

Canine osteoarthritis is an inflammatory condition marked by pain, stiffness, and loss of mobility. And it can leave dogs lethargic, irritable and reluctant to play, run or jump. Unfortunately, the condition is all too common in dogs. Researchers estimate that it affects at least 20% of all dogs older than 1 year old, with higher risk for older dogs. 

The recent study, published in the journal PAIN, looked at whether different doses and formulations of CBD might help dogs suffering from osteoarthritis – and the results suggested that it could.   

Researchers from Baylor College of Medicine worked in collaboration with the CBD brand Medterra on the randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. The 4 week study included 20 large dogs diagnosed with osteoarthritis who were randomly assigned to receive either a placebo or one of three different CBD options. The dogs were evaluated before and after the regimen by both veterinarians and their owners on factors related to their mobility and pain. Details about the amount of CBD each dog was taking was kept from the owners and veterinarians so that it wouldn’t influence their evaluations. 

While the placebo group and the low CBD group showed no improvement, by the end of the one month period, the group of dogs who took higher doses of CBD or used CBD in a liposomal formulation saw significant improvement in their mobility and quality of life. 

“I openly admit that I was surprised at how quickly we saw such large results” says Matthew Halpert PhD, Faculty with the Department of Pathology and Immunology at Baylor College of Medicine and Senior Scientific Advisor for Medterra. “I would not have expected to see too much of anything in just one month.”

Halpert, who designed the experiment, explains that in the placebo and lower dose groups, the owners reported their dogs to be “just as miserable as before” and veterinarians didn’t see any improvement in the dog’s mobility. But in the two higher dose groups “almost every dog saw significant improvement in their conditions, in regards to reduced pain and increased ability to move around. And the dogs seemed happier and were able to do more.”

Even two weeks after the dogs stopped taking the CBD, those in the higher dose groups were still showing improvement. “This would tell us that the CBD was in fact addressing the underlying inflammatory issues” Halpert explains. “It wasn’t just masking the pain”

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CBD For Your Face! Yes!

Whether you are struggling with acne, eczema, or psoriasis, or looking to firm and smooth fine lines, CBD oil has been found to be monumentally beneficial. Firstly, hemp oil has the perfectly balanced 3 – 1 ratio of Omega 6 to Omega 3 essential fatty acids. This is important because these fatty acids have been shown to smooth and firm the skin, improve the structure of skin cells, remove waste products from the body, and leave skin feeling silky and smooth. Additionally, CBD products are a great source of skin friendly Vitamins. Vitamin E is an antioxidant that promotes the growth of healthy skin tissue. Vitamin C is a building block of collagen, which helps skin elasticity, skin tone, and brightens the skin. Finally, the presence of Vitamin B6 which lends itself to skin firmness. Not convinced? come by the shop to try some free samples at 12 Roger’s Street Gloucester Friday, Saturday, Sunday 11-4 or give a call 978-985-4592

Curcumin and CBD for Pain Relief

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Curcumin is the main active ingredient in Tumeric. It has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, and is a very strong anti-oxidant (much like CBD). Why is this important? Because inflammation is the main cause for almost every chronic, “Western” disease. This includes heart disease, cancer, metabolic syndrome, Alzheimer’s and various degenerative conditions, just to name a few. By combining CBD with Curcumin in a soft-gel form, people are finally finding relief from pain like never before!

Come down for a free consultation and try out some of our free samples!

You can find this product, and many more like it, at Angel Wings Wellness, 11-4 Friday, Saturday, Sunday …. 12 Roger’s Street, Gloucester MA, 01930. Or give a call 978-985-4592. This particular product brought to you by one of our favorite partners: Joy Organics.

Lowering Blood Pressure Naturally With CBD!

Thanks to a growing body of research into the health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) and other cannabinoids, a picture is beginning to emerge of the numerous biological processes that are influenced by these incredible compounds. Additionally, scientists are starting to realize that many of these processes follow daily cycles, which means that using cannabinoids at different times of the day or night can have a major impact on their efficiency. Accordingly, new research shows that taking CBD just before bed significantly increases its capacity to lower blood pressure and treat hypertension.

Harnessing The Body Clock

At the cutting edge of medicine is a relatively new and incredibly exciting modality called chronotherapy, which takes into account the body’s natural rhythms in order to ensure that medications are administered at the most appropriate time of the day. Also known as the circadian rhythm, the body’s daily ebb and flow is produced by the temporary activation of many different genes at various times of day, and controls everything from the sleep-wake cycle to blood pressure.

High blood pressure – also known as hypertension – is one of the most pressing health issues in Western societies, and is a major cause of heart attacks and strokes. Numerous studies have found CBD to be effective at lowering blood pressure when taken in the morning, although a newly published PhD thesis by Aidan Murray from the University of Guelph indicates that taking CBD at night is considerably more beneficial.

In Murray’s study, mice were given CBD at different times of the day, with results showing that those who received the cannabinoid just before going to sleep experienced the biggest reductions in blood pressure. In fact, when taken at night, CBD was found to lower blood pressure to the same degree as common pharmaceutical drugs for hypertension.

Please read the study by American Society of Clinical Investigation: A single dose of cannabidiol reduces blood pressure in healthy volunteers in a randomized crossover study.

Fight Free Radical Damage and Visibly Reduce Fine Lines!

Scientists now believe that free radical damage is one of the major players in aging—especially the skin. Free radicals are atoms that have lost an electron and are caused by a variety of environmental factors such as smog, dust, cigarette smoke, and the sun. In an attempt to fix themselves, free radicals attempt to grab electrons from atoms in the skin, causing damage to the skin’s DNA, which results in accelerated aging of the skin.

Antioxidants are the best defense against free radical damage, with research indicating that they help fight against free radicals and reduce the signs of skin again. With CBD’s antioxidant properties, CBD-infused anti-aging creams have the potential to visibly reduce fine lines, wrinkles, skin dullness and redness characteristic of aging skin.

Our CBD infused Hyaluronic acid serum, Angel Face, or North East Kingdom Hemp Rose CBD Facial Oil are both great ways to refresh your skin and fight that free radical damage, and at 29.00 a bottle it won’t break the bank. Come on down and try a free sample!

A CBD Dosing Guide

Dosing CBD can be a bit tricky at first. However, there are some standard rules to follow when trying to identify the correct amount to take.

Firstly, they always use the phrase “low and slow” when it comes to CBD usage. With the exception of severe pain management, most ailments can be managed with minimal amounts of these supplements. While it may take a few days for the CBD oil to build up in your system, the amount is less important than the consistency and regularity of taking it.

Additionally, when CBD is supplemented in low amounts, it acts as a stimulant. Alternatively when used in large amounts, it produces a calming effect. Therefore, if you’re having trouble with sleeping, make sure not to take too little an amount. On the other hand, if you are dosing with CBD in the morning, try not to take too much.

Finally, it is always best to keep a close eye on your progress. As every body absorbs and reacts to CBD differently, not all doses will be the same between different individuals. It is always recommended to keep some sort of journal or log to help understand how much CBD to supplement. This way, you can document how much you took, how long you felt it took to kick in, how long it lasted, and adjust your dosage accordingly.

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You may have Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrom!

An alarming amount of people in the United States currently suffer from Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrom and don’t even know it! As the name suggests, this syndrome is a condition where an individual produces a lower amount of cannabinoids than experts consider to be essential in the promotion of health, vitality, and well-being. This deficiency can leave people susceptible to chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Anorexia, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, Neuropathy, Huntington’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease, to name a few. However, by supplementing CBD, we now have a way to prevent and counteract these ailments! Please come by and chat with us about it and take advantage of our free samples! 12 Rogers Street