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So What is CBD, Exactly?

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cbd oilCBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of many medicinally valuable compounds found in cannabis plants. Unlike THC, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD is not psychoactive. This means it produces no “high” when taken. It does, however, have a variety of medicinally useful effects. CBD has been shown to have the following effects: pain relief, reduced inflammation, seizure preve ntion, cancer cell death, nausea relief, anxiety reduction and reduced incidences of diabetes. CBD has a wide array of applications and is non-habit forming.

 

It is an excellent alternative for those using conventional pain killers who want a clear head and consistent pain relief. In the instance of inflammation, CBD can be used as a preventative and can be taken before high stress situations, like an intense workout, to prevent a buildup of inflammatory proteins called cytokines. In terms of pain relief, some studies have shown that CBD can modulate the pain neural pathways without building a tolerance which is great for chronic pain sufferers.

 

Cannabidiol has also had a lot of promising work done in the field of epilepsy. Some studies have reported that CBD use can reduce seizure occurrences greatly if not prevent them all together. In some documented cases a seizure has been stopped midway by taking CBD. In addition to the reduction of seizure occurrences some users experience improved mood, sleep and overall alertness.

 

CBD also has a reputation as being a novel tool against cancer cells. Studies have shown cannabidiol to have the ability to not only inhibit the growth of cancerous tumors but also instigate apoptosis, cell death, of the tumor. It is able to do all this without negatively affecting any of the cells surrounding the tumor. CBD has been used to treat breast cancer, lung cancer, colon cancer and even leukimia. Most oncologists that recommend CBD are typically in tandem with normal chemotherapy regimens. Cannabidiol is also very adept at helping with some of the more harsh side effects of chemotherapy like nausea.

 

In addition to helping physical ailments it is also very helpful in handling nervous disorders related to anxiety. It has been shown to be effective with obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Several studies in both animals and humans have shown a large degree of anxiety reduction in subjects that were administered CBD over a placebo.

 

Cannabidiol can also assist in preventing the onset of diabetes. In a 2006 study with mice it was shown that CBD can reduce the incidence of diabetes by approximately 65 percent. Similarly in a survey of adults, those who use cannabis, were shown to have 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels than non-cannabis using adults.

 

CBD has many helpful medicinal uses from mental to physical and can be taken in several ways. It can be ingested orally with products like our CBD Oil tincture. It can be taken transdermally through the skin, with the assistance of terpenes, in products like our CBD Lotion or our CBD Bath Bombs. It can also be taken in a traditional sense of the cannabis plant and be smoked or vaporized and inhaled. Try CBD for yourself and check out our many CBD infused products!

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The Cost of Living is High and Going Up: Comparing the Cost of Traditional Vitamins and CBD Oil

Let’s face it – we’re all on a budget. Some budgets are higher or lower than others, but at the end of the day we are all trying to save money and get the most utility out of the things that we do choose to spend our money on. When it comes to health, figuring out how to ‘get what you’re paying for’ is extremely difficult. Much of the healthcare industry is becoming increasingly driven by profit – leaving you hanging out to dry.

A modern base price for a multivitamin is about $10.00 per month. The cheapest you can get a ‘multivitamin’ is &10.00 per month, yet most of those cheap vitamins can hardly be called vitamins at all. Cheap supplements are often stuffed full of fillers that make the supplement seem heartier, but truly give you little to no nutritional value.

On the flip side, finding a multivitamin that you trust can put you at -$35.00 or more per month. And that’s only for a multivitamin. Adding in the cost of other supplements can easily put your monthly vitamin spending in the triple digits.

Poliquin’s Foundation Five: 

  1. Multivitamin
  2. Vitamin D
  3. Probiotic
  4. Fish Oil
  5. Magnesium

Using Poliquin’s Foundation Five as a start, the cheapest supplement from each category puts you at $137.00 before tax and shipping. These Foundation Five don’t even begin to cover the list of supplements that many professionals recommend for individuals dealing with autoimmune conditions or other forms of compromised health, with many of those lists recommending 10-20 different supplements.

The real kicker is many of these supplements aren’t even guaranteed to work. In fact there is a lot of emerging controversy over the usage of multivitamins – something many of us thought to be the most fundamental supplement out there. Money gets poured into supplements without any idea of whether they work or not.

TerpHouse CBD oil, at $79.99 , cuts the average person’s monthly spending by about $60.00, and even further cuts the spending of individuals desperately buying 10-20 supplements a month. And it will work. Our CBD oil boasts a host of beneficial properties without the effects of THC. TerpHouse’s founder uses the oil himself for migraines, and TerpHouse will soon be coming out with a series of case studies that show the real effects of TerpHouse’s CBD oil on real customers.

The health industry is selfish and corporate. Many supplements are designed to make producers wealthy at the expense of the buyers. Use a medicine you can trust has your best interests at heart. Our CBD oil might be what you’re missing on your road to optimum health, so give it a try! Feel free to message us on our Instagram or Facebook pages if you have any questions!