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THE CBD REVOLUTION: Not High, Just Healthy

Jul 30, 2018 04:29PM ● By Korie Urban

Hemp and cannabidiol (CBD) are helping adults, children and even pets find relief from and support with chronic pain and illnesses, brain health, immune system, digestion, heart function, coping with stress and anxiety and better sleep. As an environmental benefit, hemp is a renewable resource and rotational crop. Industrialized hemp is covered under the Farm Bill of 2014 and is used in 25,000 products such as clothing, paper, construction material, biofuel and now supplements.

Hemp CBD oil is legal in every state, yet still has the stigma that has been attached for close to 50 years when President Nixon signed the Controlled Substance Act of 1970, which classified hemp CBD in the same category as marijuana. They both come from the same Cannabis sativa plant, but are of different strains. Marijuana is high in THC, which provides the psychoactive feeling of being high, whereas hemp CBD is under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) legal limit of 0.3 percent THC.

Hemp seed oil is rich in protein nutrients that help balance health and proper hormones. Hemp CBD has recently been encouraging parents toward using it as a legal, alternative solution to overmedicating children with focus and other behavioral issues.

Because there are no adverse side effects such as those seen with factory-made medicines, it’s an option more and more people are considering. Our bodies have an endocannabinoid system) that has CB1 and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in the brain, nervous system, liver, kidney and lungs, while the CB2 receptors are associated with the immune system, spleen, heart, blood vessels, endocrine glands and reproductive organs. When CBD oil is taken sublingually under the tongue, it absorbs into the body much faster and attaches to those receptors, awakening them. This assists the body’s natural design of homeostasis, or staying in balance.

Korie Urban is a Hempworx distributor. For orders, visit Join her CBD Wellness Warriors group on Facebook and mention Natural Awakenings. For more information, email [email protected] or visit

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