CBD and OCD

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( obsessive compulsive Disorder) This condition is more common than originally thought according to recent reports from national institute of mental health (NIMTT) many people are starting to try CBD to help ease symptoms. OCD is a roller coaster and cycle of obsessions and compulsions. Obsessions are unwanted or intrusive thoughts, memories and images that trigger feelings of distress. The resulting compulsions are various behaviours an OCD individual engages in to control the obsessions and / or cope with feelings of distress. 
Independent studies as well as history has provided evidence that CBD can offer therapeutic qualities and medical cannabis is widely being used for treating conditions that cause convulsions, seizures, muscle spasms and all sorts of anxieties. In the uk more tests and research is needed but is ongoing. Researchers know it can be very useful in helping with mood, sleep, anxiety, depressions, ADHD, menopause, PTSD and therefore can help with OCD regulating mood as well as dampening sensations of fear, stress, panic and anxiety and allowing better sleep. CBD increases production signalling and giving off a natural antidepressant “happiness hormone” as it’s been known ,helping with depression, anxiety and stress. OCD falls within this remit. Cannabinoids could help regulate neurotransmitters. These are chemical messengers which carry signals between cells in he body. The CBD enhances the body’s own Endocannabinoid system. Many OCD sufferers have had significant changes. Some still need other medications so it works alongside. Always speak to a medical professional if you want to try using CBD oil. It is important especially if you are taking other medications. As they can interact with them and make them less effective or more effective.At running on hempty our products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease/ illness.

CBD and PTSD

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Most of us have experienced trauma in some way .It can come from many places- abuse, war ,accidents, disasters or traumatic loss or a traumatic experience.It can overwhelm and effect our ability to cope . Response to trauma can have devastating consequences. If someone is feeling distressed , disconnected, or isolated after experiencing or witnessing a life threatening, life changing or traumatic event. They may have PTSD . Current treatments don’t work for everyone and can cause side effects plus addiction .
Recently studies have shown that CBD can help ease symptoms naturally. CBD is a component of cannabis sativa .
WHAT IS PTSD ?
PTSD is a chronic psychological condition that can develop after experiencing a traumatic event . Some people feel that it can only happen to war veterans but it can effect anyone.
Trauma effects the nervous system. The nervous system is a complex system that involves nerves and cells, known as neurons 
Which transmit signals from the brain to parts of the body . When the brain experiences ANY event that has a negative consequence from stress or danger the hormone adrenaline kick in via the sympathetic nervous system. This is commonly known as “ fight or flight “ This is a naturally built in stress response . 
However in PTSD the stress response is heightened, and instead of returning to normal, soon after the threat is over , it’s pushed beyond its limits and becomes “ stuck”
The nervous system looses its ability to self regulate, leading to psychological and physical distress. This state is known as hyper vigilance the body stays continuously alert to avoid danger.
TREATMENT 
conventional treatment is usually psychotherapy, talking and include antidepressants. Unfortunately these treatments are not hugely effective and some find they get unwanted side effects and even addiction.
CBD has been found to greatly help sufferers and cause no side effects also using it alongside these other suggestions 
Yoga/meditation 
Relaxation 
Good sleep 
Using support networks 
Exercise 
A well balanced and clean diet 
PTSD IS NOT CURABLE but you can learn to live with it , ease the symptoms nd not let it run your life . 
BENEFITS FOUND OF USING CBD OIL 
*It significantly reduces nightmares ,flashbacks,night terrors and persistent memories 
*CBD disrupts the feelings of long term fear memory 
*reduces anxiety and depression 
*eases insomnia improves the quality and quantity of sleep 
*calms the fight and flight feelings 
SO HOW DOES CBD OIL HELP 
The CBD compound influences the body’s (ECS) Endocannabinoid system. It supports the internal balance maintaining homeostasis. The ECS plays a crucial role in brain and nervous system function. Helping with appetite, sleep , pain and cognitive function 

To break it down, CB1 and CB2 are receptors that cannabinoids like CBD target.

The CB1 Receptors: Regulating the Brain & Nervous System

These are found in the brain and the nervous system. CB1 receptors play a role in fear memory formation, appetite, pain tolerance, and mood. The mood enhancing neurotransmitter anandamide activates CB1, and when anandamide levels are low, it creates a deficiency of CB1 receptors leading to increased levels of stress and anxiety.

The CB2 Receptors: Regulating Pain & Inflammation

The CB2 receptors regulate inflammation, a primary cause of many diseases.

High concentrations of CB2 receptors are found in the immune and gastrointestinal system. CB2 receptors bind with CBD and regulate appetite, immunity, inflammation, and pain.

It’s thought that in people with PTSD, ECS signaling is disrupted due to endocannabinoid deficiencies or excess — resulting in increased anxiety, fear, and unpleasant memories.

Most cannabinoids act on both CB1 and CB2 receptors, helping them to regain normal function.

As a result, CBD may be useful for PTSD patients.

For therapists

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I had some great feedback from therapists using it and customers who had a massage . Get in touch with me either now or after lock down as I will be continuing to offer great discounts to therapists on this amazing product . 
Helps with 
Inflammation 
Pain
Stress
Sleep 
Sore , achey muscles 
Pain 
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CBD and acne

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What causes acne?

Acne is most common in teenagers, particularly when going through puberty, but it can affect people of all ages. It is a skin condition that causes whiteheads, blackheads and pimples as a result of hair follicles on the face and upper body becoming clogged with oil and dead skin.

Causes of acne

The area around the face and upper body have the most oil-producing glands, these oil glands (sebaceous glands) are connected to your hair follicles and can result in acne for four main reasons: –

Excess oil production – The sebaceous glands can overproduce oil (or sebum) giving a greasy look. This can lead to the blocking of the follicles.
Follicles become clogged by oil and dead skin – When the follicles are blocked, they become inflamed and a build-up of dead skin cells occurs. This problem gets progressively worse because more oil and dead skin continue to be produced and can result in cyst-like lumps forming.
Build-up of bacteria – The inability to clear the pores can result in them becoming infected with bacteria, which can worsen inflammation, compounding the problem
Hormones, medication and stress – A number of factors can make acne worse, including androgens, which are hormones released through puberty which cause the sebaceous glands to enlarge, causing blockages. Certain medications and stress have also been demonstrated as causes of worsening acne.
Common myths are that acne can be caused by eating greasy foods and by poor hygiene.

Can CBD oil treat acne?

CBD is thought to stop acne by reducing excess oil production from the oil-producing glands in the skin. This prevents the follicles from becoming clogged by oil which reduces dead skin build-up and consequently stops it from forming in the first instances.

CBD achieves this by exhibiting its anti-inflammatory effects on the oil-producing glands, resulting in a reduction in oil production

Over 90% of the population worldwide suffer from acne at some point in their life. And despite being so common, for some people, it can be a condition that affects their mental health and sociability due to its knock-on effects.

Promising studies have been done but not enough evidence has been documented. There are plenty of anecdotal evidence across the internet strongly backing its use . Many famous faces are saying they are using it for wellness and CBD now comes in many skincare products. We know that hemp seed oil has been clinically proven to help with problem skin , dry , scars , psoriasis and Eczema so it could well be true that CBD also has great potential too . More trials and research is needed. It seems the scientific theory is there it just needs putting on paper and getting it clinically assessed under the right setting to prove its effectiveness.
At running on Hempty are products are not intended to diagnose,treat,cure or prevent any disease or illness . Our products are either a food supplement or body product.
Consult a medical professional before taking cbd products.