CBD for Inflammatory bowel Diseases

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These include IBS, IBD, CROHN’S, ULCERATIVE COLITIS. Inflammatory bowel disorders are classified according to the primary symptoms usually characterised by diarrhoea, constipation, or alternating symptoms, bloating, pain, worsened by stress but also causes anxiety. Not all pharmaceutical treatments work effectively. More and more people are turning to alternative ways. CBD is one of those things patients are trying. Known for its anti-inflammatory properties and how it helps with stress and anxiety it’s becoming something patients are keen to try .CBD is an antioxidant which is beneficial to an inflamed gut. Studies have shown that CBD stimulates and balances the Endocannabinoid system. As it helps with stress this had a positive impact on patients along with reduced pain, bloating, and inflammation. Like all things, it may not work for every individual and only small studies in America have been carried out. More research is ongoing Leonard Leinow & Juliana Birnbaum

Terpenes

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What are they?

These are potent, organic elements that occur in plants. They provide incredible smells, delicious flavours and therapeutic benefits to the fruits you love, the forests you’ve explored, and now the hemp products you use too bring health and wellness.

How does this relate to CBD?

CBD is a therapeutic compound that occurs in the Hemp plant. Hemp gives off a powerful scent, this scent is a result of the terpene content found within the Hemp flower. Cannabis has a pungent smell, as does Hemp. The scent comes from Myrcene, one of the most common Hemp terpenes, CBD rich Hemp strains contain complex mixtures of terpene compounds. They range from piney and earthy to floral and fruity. The different combinations of terpenes can influence the body and mind in unique ways. There are over 20,000 terpenes that have been identified in the natural world. Cannabis and Hemp have roughly 100. These are the common Hemp terpene:

  • Myrcene (musk & cloves)
  • Linalool (floral & spice)
  • Pinene (pine & sweet)
  • Caryophyllene (wood & spice)
  • Humulene (earthy)
  • Limonene (citrus)
  • Ocimene (floral)
  • Bisabolol (sweet & floral)

Each of the above also occur in other plants, here are some examples:

  • Myrcene: Lemongrass, citrus
  • Linolool: Lavender, citrus, rosewood
  • Pinene: Conifer, trees, pine
  • Caryophyllene: Basil, black pepper, oregano
  • Humulene: Hops, basil
  • Limonene: Lemons, peppermint
  • Ocimene: Mandarin, basil, peppermint
  • Bisabolol: Basil, chamomile, cedar wood

Terpene Benefits

  • Myrcene is a potent anti-inflammatory compound. It also can be sedating, relaxing and can help aid sleep.
  • Linalool relieves stress and depressive symptoms. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and helps reduce pain.
  • Pinene has neuroprotective properties helping memory and it has anti-microbial effects, this can help fight bacteria and fungal cells and also reduces inflammation.
  • Caryophyllene shows promise in assisting cancer treatments, it also fights inflammation and reduces pain.
  • Humulene, another potent anti-inflammatory, shines in the treatment of allergic asthma symptoms.
  • Limonene is a great mood elevator, and studies have found it to be more effective than common anti-depressants. It is also capable of balancing hormone levels within the human system.
  • Ocimene is one of the significant elements of natural plants that provide anti-oxidants, anti-proliferative (inhibits cell growth, tumours) and anti-inflammatory.
  • Bisabolol reduces pain and is helpful in pain management.

so from this information, you can see why CBD, the other commands and Terpenes together offer great benefits for so many common ailments that we experience.

why choose hemp

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Hemp seed oil has been clinically proven to alleviate dry skin, minor skin abrasions, acne, eczema and psoriasis. Hemp seed oil is also the highest oil in essential fatty acids and is incredibly rich in omega 3 oils.

Filled with essential nutrients, Hemp seed oil is natures richest source of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), which are known for their excellent emollient and lubricating properties. PUFAs increase the moisture retention of the skin, keeping it soft and supple. Retaining this moisture also strengthens skin and hair – enhancing the body’s natural defences against pollution, sun and dry hair. Hemp seed oil has a high content for vitamin E, a natural antioxidant that traps excess free radicals which can injure, age degenerate and kill our cells and tissues.

All our Hemp products are cruelty free, organic, vegan and sustainably sourced. Choose from Hemp hand wash, Hemp body wash, Hemp soap, Hemp shampoo, Hemp conditioner. We also do tattoo balm, beard balm, a pungent smelling foot gel, and our Hemp body lotion is helping many customers with skin issues, give it a try!

CBD and your Dog

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Dogs are a massive part of many peoples lives. These cheerful canines bring great joy, fun and companionship, however owning a pet also brings worry and issues with old age and illness. Its hard to see your fury friend suffer with chronic illness, pain, discomfort and disease. Dogs are prone to many of the same ailments and diseases as us humans such as anxiety, arthritis, cancer, diabetes, epilepsy and general pain and discomfort. Many struggle to do basic activities like climbing stairs due to old age. Have you felt like there are only few ways to help them? Have you looked into trying CBD oil?

CBD (cannabidiol oil) is a liquid extracted from Hemp plants. Recently becoming well-known for its therapeutic qualities. Not to be confused with THC also found in Hemp but is known for its psychoactive elements. CBD will not get your pet high. It has been shown to have various positive effects, such as calming anxiety, pain relief and inflammation, and even lessoning frequency of seizures, aiding sleep and cancer.

After centuries of experimentation and use on humans, CBD oil has entered the animal market. It is very important that you should not give CBD with any THC in. At Running On Hempty our drops contain Zero THC.

The same as humans, CBD oil interacts with the endocannabinoid system (ECS) this is in all mammal, it is responsible for the regulation of sleep, memory and immunity to disease. During this interaction, CBD and other cannibiniods develop a therapeutic effect, capable of treating ailments like seizures, chronic pain, joint pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression and even insomnia. It’s medical effects have been known for thousands of years in humans, its just been a matter of time before its come into the pet market.

Is it safe?

Like in humans, some doctors/vets question the effectiveness and side effects and because they would prefer scientific evidence and a hard fast dosage they shy away. Other however, are promoting this and encouraging patients and animal owner to try it. CBD oil is considered low risk and safe. Like any new substance you should do your homework and make sure the oil you buy is from a trusted supplier that have third party lab testing, making sure its extracted safely with no pesticides, metals and toxins and THC free. It can have the same very low side effects for some as in humans, too much can cause fatigue, dry mouth and a possible upset tummy. You need to find out the correct dosage but even a lethal overdose would not be a risk. You should chat with your vet if your dog takes any medication, same for humans as CBD could interact with those tablets.

Dosage

The weight of your dog is very important in finding the right dosage as most methods rely on a number of mailgrams per a certain amount of weight.

In a 10 ml bottle of CBD oil there are 200 drops this means:

  • in a 250 milligram strength bottle there is 1.25 milligrams per drop
  • in a 500 milligram strength bottle there is 2.5 milligrams per drop
  • in a 1000 milligram strength bottle there is 5 milligrams per drop.

For both cats and dogs a good rule of thumb is to start with 1-2 milligrams for every 10 pounds your pet weighs.

For example our dog Dotty is 70 pounds, if we wanted to give her 1mg for very 10 pounds of 250mg strength CBD oil, we should be giving her around 6 drops as 7mg divided by 1.25 is 5.6mg.

If we wanted to instead give her 2 milligrams per 10 pounds of 250mg strength CBD oil we should be giving her around 11 drops as 14mg divided by 1.25 is 11.2.

If we wanted to give her the 500mg strength CBD oil and give her 1 milligram per 10 pounds she should be getting around 3 drops as 7mg divided by 2.5 is 2.8.

here is the math:

For 250mg bottle of CBD oil

  • (if wanting to give your dog 1mg) 1 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 1.25
  • (if wanting to give your dog 2mg) 2 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 1.25

For 500mg bottle of CBD oil

  • (if wanting to give your dog 1mg) 1 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 2.5
  • (if wanting to give your dog 2mg) 2 milligrams for every 10lbs your dog weighs divided by 2.5

The purpose

The dosage will depend on what type of condition you are trying to treat. In general the CBD dosage will be lower if you are using the oil for therapeutic reasons such as anxiety, inflammation, and pain from injury. For medical purposes such as epilepsy or diabetes etc usually CBD is places under the tongue for faster absorption but this can be tricky with pets so putting in into their food is fine.

Mixing medications

This can be dangerous. If your dog currently takes any other medication you must consult with a vet. some medicines have negative interactions with CBD oil. A vet will be able to which is safe to work with CBD oil. Organic CBD is best, it needs to be third party lab tested and free from pesticides, heavy metals and toxins, also check how it is it extracted, C02 extracted is best. This is only a guide and other suppliers may use different guides. You must check the product and consult a vet to check suitability.

Before and after images of using Hemp seed oil

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Look away now if you don’t like feet !!
This is a before and after from a happy customer who has had a really bad foot for years and nothing he tried would work. After just a few days of using our Hemp seed Oil and our Hemp Body Lotion, it’s now calmed down and looks a lot healthier 
All of our Hemp Body products are Organic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free, and from Sustainable Sources. Hemp is clinically Proven to help with Eczema, Psoriasis, Dry Skin, Sore Skin, Scars, etc . Have a look at our products. Ready for speedy delivery. 

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Before and after images of using CBD pain balm

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My daughter got stepped on by a horse! My go to treatment was an ice pack and to rub in our very own CBD VEGAN PAIN BALM 
Within 12 hours the swelling had gone, bruising was half and the pain was minimal. We applied it at teatime and bedtime and by the Morning the results were amazing. Available to order for speedy delivery. Always have a tin at home for emergencies. Use on bruising, muscle pain, joint pain. Eases pain, swelling, inflammation, and stiffness 

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