Could CBD be harmful to the liver? A recent scientific study undertaken by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences points to yes. The study, published in the monthly scientific journal Molecules, exposed mice to a CBD-rich extract produced by GW Pharmaceuticals, according to Dr. Igor Koturbash of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, […]
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One of the buzzy words floating around the CBD industry is something called the entourage effect. The theory is that the combination of the therapeutic compounds found in the hemp plant have different physical or psychological effects than a single compound would have on its own. This has made full-spectrum and broad-spectrum cannabidiol (CBD) extracts […]
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Have you heard of your endocannabinoid system? This system, better known as the ECS, is constantly working to help your body maintain homeostasis, or balance, at all times. Consuming CBD can be beneficial to help your ECS accomplish its goals, but we also can make cannabinoids on our own. They function just like CBD and […]
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) provided a new window into their investigation of CBD in the marketplace June 19, with a consumer update regarding the compound. The agency has made clear that though the product “seems to be available almost everywhere,” FDA has only approved one drug, Epidiolex, containing CBD for medical use. […]
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Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed a bill into law on June 10 that legalizes hemp production and cultivation across the state. Texas’ move to legalize hemp is one of the many results of the 2018 Farm Bill, which authorized domestic hemp production. The U.S. currently relies heavily on imported hemp—the plant is now widely seen […]
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As a dietitian it’s sort of expected that I live this incredibly healthy life. I wish I could tell you that’s true, but regardless of my profession, I’m still human. My goal for my clients (and myself too) is for them to feel their best every day. We focus on a few specifics to help […]
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All plants contain active compounds called phytochemicals, which protects the plant, helps it to thrive and keep competitors, predators or pathogens in check. These same compounds are what often provide plants with their therapeutic effects and benefits, similarly helping ease symptoms and protect us against diseases. A special group of phytochemicals, called phytocannabinoids, have the […]
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We have this awesome system in our body called the endocannabinoid system, better known as the ECS. Its main job is to help the body maintain homeostasis, which is what keeps your body and all its complex systems running well. CBD helps support the ECS, which is why CBD could help with a variety of […]
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CBD DEMYSTIFIED – With increased popularity and attention around CBD comes both documented research and troubling misconceptions. The onslaught of information, whether fact or fiction, adds a level of complexity when attempting to learn more about CBD and its potential health benefits. At CBD Snapshot, we hope to provide clarity to those misconceptions and provide […]
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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) held its first-ever public hearing May 31 on CBD in the consumer marketplace. Vermont ice cream makers Ben and Jerry celebrated the hearing by saying the company is, “open to bringing CBD-infused ice cream to your freezer as soon as it’s legalized at the federal level.” Meanwhile, more […]
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