CBD & CBG Two Smart Cannabis Compounds

 

CBD & CBG the benefits of  two smart cannabis compounds for persons on the autism spectrum (published 1/18/2019)

Here’s what we know about Autism: 

There ‘s no cure for the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a complex developmental disability; signs typically appear during early childhood and affect a person’s ability to communicate and interact with others. ASD is defined by a certain set of behaviors and is a “spectrum condition” that affects individuals differently and to varying degrees. Source: //www.autism-society.org/

Medical Definition of Autism.

Autism: A spectrum of neuropsychiatric disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication, and unusual and repetitive behavior.

Common ASD symptoms physicians are treating:

  • Anxiety | PTSD
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Auto Immune disorders
  • Brain Injury | Inflammation
  • Depression
  • Epilepsy
  • Insomnia
  • obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

Since 1997, the onset of the autism diagnosis in united states – it has not much has changed with regards to the treatment options and research.  As parents we are offered a vast list of psychotropic medications, dietary lifestyle, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and what the family down the street just tried after searching the web…

In 2019, just like the autism diagnosis – the cannabis option is becoming a reality for families of all economic and cultural backgrounds as a viable option for their child on the spectrum. When you look at the facts – cannabis therapies without THC is proving systematically to address one of the most asked questions in 1 out 17 households in America…Where do we start?

Let’s start with what we know, here are the common factors that typically spark the conversation for a family to consider the CBD as a treatment option….

Glutamate

    Sensory Disorder

Auto Immune Disorders

ADHD

Insomnia

AUTISM and PTSD

Glutamate is a powerful excitatory neurotransmitter that is released by nerve cells in the brain. It is responsible for sending signals between nerve cells, and under normal conditions it plays an important role in learning and memory.

Similarities and Differences A recent case study and review highlight overlap between ASD and PTSD… Source: //www.spectrumnews.org/features/deep-dive/intersection-autism-trauma/

Neuroprotective

 Brain Injury

Neuroprotective There have been numerous studies that demonstrate cannabis’ neuroprotective capabilities. Cannabinoids help preserve brain matter in stroke and traumatic brain injury. Studies have shown that cannabidiol (CBD) at a concentration of 10 uM, was neuroprotective against both excitatory transmitter (glutamate) and oxidant (hydroperoxide) induced neurotoxicity. Mechoulam developed a synthetic cannabinoid, dextranabinol, that has been shown in basic science studies to help limit brain tissue death from decreased tissue oxygenation. Source: //www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/cannabidiol-cbd-a-primer_us_58b7129ee4b0ddf654246290

  Neuroinflammation 

 Brain Injury 

Inflammation

Auto Immune 

Neuroinflammation is inflammation of the nervous tissue. It may be initiated in response to a variety of cues, including infection, traumatic brain injury (Autism), toxic metabolites, or autoimmunity. Ongoing Inflammation in Autism. Inflammation is also an active player in the autistic brain long after birth. Brain-tissue studies of people with ASDs frequently show widespread inflammation. Patterns of elevated brain cytokines have been observed to be similar to those in autoimmune disease. 

Let's talk a look at CBD...

CBD Hemp Derived A non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis. After tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD) is the second-most abundant cannabinoid in the plant, and has many potential therapeutic benefits, including anti-inflammatory, analgesic, anti-anxiety and seizure-suppressant properties. Cannabidiol can be sourced from both marijuana plants and hemp plants, which are legal in most countries as they contain minor amounts of THC.  (non-psychoactive) 

CBD Hemp Derived Isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that contains 99% pure CBD. CBD isolate contains only CBD. All the plant matter contained in the hemp plant, including oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and more are removed, offering a finished product that's CBD and nothing more.

CBG Hemp Derived is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, meaning it doesn't produce the “highs” that are synonymous with THC. Because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains, CBG is considered a minor cannabinoid. (non-psychoactive)

CBG Hemp Derived Isolate is a pure, crystalline powder that contains 99% pure CBG. CBD isolate contains only CBG. All the plant matter contained in the hemp plant, including oils, waxes, chlorophyll, and more are removed, offering a finished product that's CBD and nothing more.

“Encouraging news for families who are in non-compassionate states and/or families that would like to rule out using THC."

Benefits to Hemp Derived CBG

  • Analgesic (relieves pain).
  • Antibacterial (slows bacteria growth).
  • Anti-convulsive (reduces seizures and convulsions).
  • Anti-inflammatory (reduces inflammation).
  • Anti-insomnia (aids sleep).
  • Antidepressant (raises mood).
  • Appetite stimulant (increases appetite).
  • Bone stimulant (promotes bone growth).
  • Brain cell stimulant (promotes neuron growth).

 Hemp Farming Act of 2018 This bill legalizes industrial hemp that has a tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the psychoactive component of marijuana) concentration of no more than 0.3% by removing it from schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. States and Indian tribes may regulate the production of hemp by submitting a plan to the Department of Agriculture (USDA). The bill also makes hemp producers eligible for the federal crop insurance program and certain USDA research grants.

  "As I continue to speak with families on finding the most appropriate starting point, I always look to CBD Hemp Derived Isolates as a part of an optimal health plan. Now, Hemp Derived CBG has become equally as important – I call both compounds together in one product for persons on the spectrum, the two pieces that fit together."

I hope, this blog post was helpful.

Joey’s Mom

Product Reviews

Vanessa & Curtis Young
visiting the From the Earth Information & Resource Center | Fteoc.com

As an educational consultant for From the Earth Information & Resource Center, I spend a lot of time with patients and medical professionals on building the most appropriate "action plan" with cannabis therapies.

The two factors on building a medical condition and daily lifestyle. Functional products for patients are key whether it's for daily use or a patient with cancer who wants to attend their child’s wedding for the weekend.  

 As I sit on the board of two consumer protection organizations, I’m often asked by physicians what are my go to products.  Each week I will review products that cross my desk at From the Earth the #1 state licensed dispensary in Orange County CA.  

Mieko Hester-Perez specifically invokes the First Amendment rights of freedom of speech and of the press without prejudice. The products discussed are not intended to diagnose, cure, prevent or treat any disease but are proven useful for health and life extension. Mieko Hester-Perez will always recommend when and wherever possible that licensed local healthcare professionals be consulted. 

Review #2

Published 12/26/2017 

Papa & Barley Releaf Balm 

Soothing | Relaxing| Calming 1:3 THC:CBD 


Patient Profile #1:  

Age:  18 yr. old Male

Patient is looking for a product to address the on set of painful muscle spasms in his calves. 

Symptoms: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Medication History:  Autism, second to Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy 

Review: (3-7) days    

Preferred time:  immediately & random 

Results:  Patient was able to sleep | Reduced: spasms within 3 minutes of applying balm, patient stopped yelling and showed signs of decreased discomfort.  Patient tolerated the smell, now the balm is applied 2x a week during his massage therapy. 


Patient Profile #2:  

Age:  40 yr. old Female

Patient is looking for a product to provide relief after working (15-20hr) shifts on her feet as a celebrity makeup artist. 

Symptoms:  Tired Feet | Swollen feet 

Medication History:  Overall good health | Non-Cannabis Consumer

Review: (3-7) days    

Preferred time: Daily 

Results:  Patient stated she applied the balm evenly on the bottom/heel/Arch of her feet nightly. Patient stated within 72hrs of applying the balm she noticed less discomfort and could endure standing for longer periods of time. 


Patient Profile #3:  

Age:  55 yr. old Female

Patient is looking for a product to address falling on her elbow. (Patient was given samples on her first visit to FTE in December 2017)

Symptoms:  Elbow pain 

Medication History:  Overall good health

Review: (3-7) days    

Preferred time:  N/A

Results:  Patient stated she fell on her arm, her doctor prescribed pain meds. Patient was uncomfortable taking pain killers and remembered getting Papa & Barkley samples, so she tried the balm and it has provided her with immediate relief. Consumer now has medical recommendation to obtain Releaf balm from any CA state licensed dispensary. 


From the desk of Mieko Perez:  

In this review I wanted to introduce you to a product, that is my "Go To" product for patients who are looking for an effective topical for muscular aliments and muscle soreness. Papa & Barley balm has proven to be one of the products that patients can depend on for full spectrum relief and provide a healthy cannabis conversation with your physician when you have exhausted all other treatment options due to side effects or medication compatibility. 

For more information on Papa & Barkley Releaf Balm contact: From the Earth Dispensary Santa Ana CA (657) 444-7336 

Review #1

Published 12/11/2017 

Rabbit Oil CBD - Exclusive product sold only at From the Earth Dispensary - Santa Ana CA 

Product Details: 1000mg CBD Non-Psychoactive 99.6% Isolate | MCT Oil  

Treatment Conditions: Anxiety, Pain Management, Anti-Epileptic, Neuroprotective, Anti-ischemic, Anti-Inflammatory, Nausea Reduction. 


Patient Profile #1: 

Age: 31 yr. old Male  

Patient is looking for a product without THC and conducive to his lifestyle, sober living and fitness consultant.   

Symptoms: Substance Abuse| Anxiety | Depression   

Medication History: psychotropic medications   

Review: (14) days   

Preferred time: Every morning (3) dropperful  

Results:  Improved overall wellbeing, was able to sleep | Reduced: muscle soreness, stress and anxiety   

Patient stated he was more thoughtful & present. Improved communication patient stated he had clear communication.   


Patient Profile #2: 

Age: 9 yr. old Male   

Symptoms: Autism| Anxiety | Behavior   

Medication History: started on cannabis therapies age 8 yr. old, took a year break. Behaviors returned parents decided to start CBD.   

Review: (7) days   

Preferred time: Every morning (1) dropperful as needed   

Results:  Improved overall wellbeing, was able to sleep | Reduced: behavior and anxiety symptoms   

Parent stated his child has been a pleasure to be around and has been open to directions at school. Also, he has become giggly when appropriate setting.   


 Patient Profile #3: 

Age: 70 yr. Female  

Patient is looking for a product to help with inflammation due to neck surgery 

 Symptoms: Muscle and neck pain   

Medication History: Patient has never used CBD or Cannabis, she stated she was tired of traditional medications to treat her chronic pain from vertebrae surgery  

Review: (15) days   Preferred time: Every morning (1) dropper Morning |Afternoon| Evening

 Results: Improved overall well-being, was able to sleep.  

Patient stated she was able to get up in the morning and maneuver around her home, which has been a struggle in the past.    


From the desk of Mieko Perez:  

In this review I wanted to introduce you to a product that is an option for patients who would like a true CBD product.   In all 3 vastly different patient profiles, CBD Rabbit Oil proved to be effective with all ages, gender and lifestyles.  Recently, this product has become the "highlight" of my conversations with palliative care physicians looking for safe and effective alternative options to introduce to their patients who would not normally be open to cannabis products.   

For more information about Rabbit Oil CBD Contact: From the Earth Dispensary Santa Ana CA (657) 444-7336