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How CBD and CBG May Improve Symptoms Associated With Glaucoma

How CBD and CBG May Improve Symptoms Associated With Glaucoma

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Glaucoma is a common eye disease, affecting three Million in the US. Glaucoma causes pressure and inflammation in the eyes which can, over time, damage the optic nerve, leading to partial or complete blindness.  How CBD May Help Glaucoma CBD acts as an anti-inflammatory, which may help protect or slow damage to the eyes. In one study, CBD was used in a Glaucoma treatment that resulted in lowered eye inflammation and pressure. While CBD should be taken along with other interventions...  Read More

How CBD May Help Manage Crohn's Disease

How CBD May Help Manage Crohn's Disease

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As of 2019, 1.6 Million Americans suffer with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (including Crohn’s Disease), with health care costs at $3.6 Billion per year. Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a strong, safe, anti-inflammatory element, making it a good candidate for treating conditions like Crohn’s Disease or Irritable Bowel Syndrome. CBD has the ability to reduce production of the chemicals that trigger inflammation in Crohn’s Disease. So far, research has indicated that CBD could be a very promising treatment for all sorts of...  Read More

CBD for Degenerative Neurological Conditions

CBD for Degenerative Neurological Conditions

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Neurological diseases are estimated to impact 100 Million Americans every year, with health care costs estimated to reach $600 Billion a year by 2030. There is a lot of evidence that shows that CBD may protect brain cells from diseases like ALS, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington's, and potentially help these patients retain their quality of life and function longer. In fact, the United States government held a patent on cannabinoids as “neuroprotectants”. These chemicals in cannabis can disable certain things in...  Read More

How CBD May Help Manage ADHD

How CBD May Help Manage ADHD

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Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that affects approximately 3-16% of adults and approximately 11% of children in the United States. People diagnosed with ADHD often have trouble concentrating, being organized, remembering things, and remaining still for any length of time. ADHD may impact a patient’s function in academic and work settings and decrease their overall performance. How CBD May Help Manage ADHD  It turns out that cannabinoids like CBD may help treat Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In a study using...  Read More

How CBD May Help With Asthma

How CBD May Help With Asthma

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  According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 25 Million people in the United States suffer from Asthma, equating to 1 in 13 people. This very common disease is estimated to cost $81.9 Billion per year in health care services and lost productivity.    How CBD May Help Manage Asthma  Asthma is a condition where the throat and airways become very inflamed, making it hard to breathe. Cannabinoids, like CBD, have been shown to reduce inflammation, which may benefit...  Read More

Can CBD Help With Osteoporosis?

Can CBD Help With Osteoporosis?

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 Osteoporosis is a major health issue affecting 44 million people in the USA, or 55 percent of those aged 50 and older. Osteoporosis is a condition where bones become frail and susceptible to fracture or breaking, which is considered part of normal aging but also found in certain medical conditions.  Eventually this condition causes brittle bones that can break very easily, contributing to life-altering events requiring hospitalization and rehabilitation services. Osteoporosis most commonly affects the spine, hips, and wrists,...  Read More

Integrated Hemp Solutions CEO Meets With South Korean Physicians

Integrated Hemp Solutions CEO Meets With South Korean Physicians

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    Dr. James Taylor Shares His CBD Expertise with South Korean Physicians for The Second Time This Year SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – August 23, 2019 – Dr. James Taylor, founder and CEO of Integrated Hemp Solutions (IHS), a physician-led company that provides hemp related medical products to the public, visited South Korea for the second time to spread his CBD knowledge with physicians. Recreational cannabis use is illegal in South Korea, but in November 2018, the country's Narcotics Control Act was amended...  Read More

Integrated Hemp Solutions Hires Former Hospital Executive As New COO

Integrated Hemp Solutions Hires Former Hospital Executive As New COO

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  Gray Mills is appointed new Chief Operating Officer at Integrated Hemp Solutions   SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. – August 15, 2019 - Integrated Hemp Solutions (IHS), a physician-led company that provides hemp related medical products to the public, announced today the hiring of Gray Mills to the role of Chief Operating Officer. When asked about the hiring of Mills, the founder and CEO of Integrated Hemp Solutions, Dr. James Taylor, said, “We are thrilled to have Gray Mills at Integrated Hemp Solutions! With...  Read More

Integrated Hemp Solutions Founder and CEO Appointed to National CBD Board

Integrated Hemp Solutions Founder and CEO Appointed to National CBD Board

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Local Doctor and Integrated Hemp Solutions founder, Dr. James Taylor, M.D., appointed to the CBD & Cannabinoid Industry Association Executive Board   SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - July 31, 2019 - Integrated Hemp Solutions (IHS), a physician-led, patient-focused company that provides hemp related medical products to the public, announced today the appointment of its CEO and founder, Dr. James Taylor, M.D., to the CBD & Cannabinoid Industry Association’s Executive Board.  About The CBD & Cannabinoid Industry Association  The CBD & Cannabinoid Industry Association...  Read More

How CBD May Help With Weight Loss

How CBD May Help With Weight Loss

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The obesity rate is at an all time high in the US. In fact, according to a 2017 report by the Centers for Disease control, nearly 40% of adults in America are clinically obese. One big contributor to obesity is a condition known as Metabolic Syndrome, which also causes high blood pressure, high blood sugar, high Body Mass Index (body fat percentage) and high cholesterol. Metabolic syndrome also causes heart disease, stroke and Type 2 Diabetes.  How CBD May Help You...  Read More

Is CBD a Possible Remedy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

Is CBD a Possible Remedy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder?

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What is CBD?  PTSD, or Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, is defined as a mental health condition that's triggered by a traumatic experience, affecting an estimated 10% of the population. Symptoms of PTSD may include: anxiety, anger, depression, irritability, and insomnia or sleep disruption.   Since the pharmaceutical options to manage PTSD usually result in severe (and potentially permanent) side effects, many are pursuing effective options with better safety profiles. CBD may be the answer we have been seeking to provide safe and...  Read More

How CBD May Help Autoimmune Disorders

How CBD May Help Autoimmune Disorders

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Over 20% of the U.S. population has been diagnosed with an Autoimmune disorder; varying diseases that occur when the immune system overreacts and attacks normal body tissues.   Normally, your immune system sends out antibodies to guard against viruses and germs and does not attack healthy cells. However, with certain diseases, the antibodies mistake healthy cells with foreign cells, resulting in your body attacking itself. Types of autoimmune disease include: Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Lupus Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Crohn's Hashimoto's Symptoms can...  Read More

Is CBD Safe and Effective for Dogs?

Is CBD Safe and Effective for Dogs?

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  As with any pet wellness trend, when it comes to CBD oil for dogs, there’s a lot of information floating around online. Of course, you want to do what’s best for your pup, which leads to the question: What are the need-to-know facts regarding CBD oil? What is CBD? CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many cannabinoids found in the hemp plant. CBD stimulates certain receptors in the body to optimize the Endocannabinoid System, the network that is...  Read More

CBD for Mental Health Disorders

CBD for Mental Health Disorders

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Mental health disorders affect an estimated 1.2 Million Americans (or 1 in 25 adults), making this a common problem in our population. While some mental health disorders may be triggered by traumatic events, the response in the body occurs in the neurotransmitters, which allow communication between neurons in the brain. When neurotransmitter levels are out of balance, mental health disorders may result. CBD may benefit those suffering mental health disorders by balancing neurotransmitters.  What is CBD CBD is one of...  Read More

How CBD May Help With Addiction

How CBD May Help With Addiction

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At the time of this publication, the US Opioid Crisis claims 130 lives every day due to lethal overdose. Prescription opioids for medical use quickly create reliance and addiction in patients. In response, regulations are being enforced to reduce and limit opioid doses, leaving suffering patients to search for pain relief elsewhere.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is actively searching for a solution to the opioid crisis, and we propose that Cannabidiol offers a viable option. How...  Read More

How CBD May Help with Fibromyalgia

How CBD May Help with Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a common and chronic syndrome that causes bodily pain and mental distress. Symptoms of fibromyalgia can be confused with those of arthritis, or joint inflammation. However, unlike arthritis, it has not been found to cause joint or muscle inflammation and damage. It is seen as a rheumatic condition, in other words, one that causes soft tissue pain or myofascial pain. According to the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), around 5 million adults aged 18 years or over...  Read More

This History of CBD

This History of CBD

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  Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the hundreds cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa L (hemp) plant. The use of CBD to target improved wellness has increased significantly the last few years, as patients receiving benefits realize they can freely share their results without legal ramifications.  However, the healing properties of CBD are well-established through historical use by our ancestors, spanning thousands of years across the globe.   CBD Throughout History   The first reported medicinal use of hemp dates...  Read More

How CBD Can Help With Cancer

How CBD Can Help With Cancer

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Cannabidiol, or CBD derives from the hemp plant; more specifically from the seeds, stalks and flowers of the hemp plant and can be extracted, independent of other cannabinoids in oil form. Unlike the cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychotropic and is also non-addictive. Cannabinoids, which can be either consumed or produced naturally by the body, are chemical compounds that interact with the body’s Endocannabinoid System. This system manages homeostasis, the state of equilibrium, and affects bodily processes such as appetite, mood...  Read More

How ritualx CBD Can Help You

How ritualx CBD Can Help You

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Cannabidiol, or CBD derives from the hemp plant; more specifically from the seeds, stalks and flowers of the hemp plant and can be extracted, independent of other cannabinoids in oil form. Unlike the cannabinoid Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is non-psychotropic and is also non-addictive. Cannabinoids, which can be either consumed or produced naturally by the body, are chemical compounds that interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system.This system manages homeostasis, the state of equilibrium, and affects bodily processes such as appetite, mood...  Read More

How CBD Can Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

How CBD Can Help Combat the Opioid Crisis

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At the time of this publication, the US Opioid Crisis claims 130 lives every day due to lethal overdose. Prescription opioids for medical use quickly create reliance and addiction in patients. In response, regulations are being enforced to reduce and limit opioid doses, leaving suffering patients to search for pain relief elsewhere.  According to the documentary “Warning: This Drug May Kill You”, opioid pain medications are the main gateway leading to misuse of unregulated street opioids such as heroin, an...  Read More

How to Talk to Your Doctor About CBD

How to Talk to Your Doctor About CBD

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    Living with chronic pain is challenging, especially because of the recent changes to the CDC guidelines, enforcing dose reductions for opioid pain medications. Naturally this has resulted in patients seeking alternative options to relieve their pain, including Cannabidiol, or CBD. Here’s a guide to help you discuss the topic of CBD with your doctor. Preparing to Talk to Your Doctor Doctors love research, and CBD is supported by tens of thousands of reputable research articles. The potentially beneficial CBD applications include...  Read More

What is CBD and How Does it Work?

What is CBD and How Does it Work?

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What is CBD? CBD is one of hundreds of cannabinoids found in the Cannabis Sativa L (hemp) plant.  CBD has been ingested for more than 5000 years in cultures around the world, and has a well-founded safety profile for easing dozens of conditions and has never resulted in harm.   Just recently, when Dr. Raphael Mechoulam discovered the human Endocannabinoid System (ECS) in 1992, we started to understand how CBD works in our bodies. CBD interacts with ECS receptors, filling vital...  Read More

The Legalization of Industrial Hemp

The Legalization of Industrial Hemp

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Thanks to the 2018 Agricultural Act (Farm Bill). Industrial hemp has become federally legal to grow and process! This makes it possible for the growing and selling of hemp legal in all 50 states. In 2014, a Farm Bill was passed that established regulatory regimes or pilot programs in states that wished to grow hemp. In 2015 the Omnibus Spending Law was passed and prohibited federal interference with state-authorized hemp pilot projects and interstate transfer of hemp products.  As a...  Read More

Mindful Dosing of CBD Oil

Mindful Dosing of CBD Oil

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The Endocannabinoid System is so large and vital that almost every organ on the body express cannabinoid receptors. The Endocannabinoid System, or ECS,  is a vital bridge between the body and the brain. The ECS regulates all other body systems and creates homeostasis in the body.1 Homeostasis is the tendency of a body to maintain internal stability, strength, and function. Everyone has a unique and very different ECS, even identical twins. Your body can heal itself as long as it has a...  Read More

How CBD Oil Benefits the Skin When Applied Topically

How CBD Oil Benefits the Skin When Applied Topically

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Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the main plant molecules from the hemp plant. CBD, a non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid, has been touted to be one of the next popular skin care product ingredients. Skin care products that contain this popular plant molecule claim that CBD can give your skin a more youthful appearance, clear up problematic acne, and soothe the irritation of psoriasis and eczema. Does CBD really fulfill all of these claims, and if so, how does this wonder cannabinoid...  Read More

The Basics of the Endocannabinoid System

The Basics of the Endocannabinoid System

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The endocannabinoid system acts like a giant computer that directs the 11 body systems to maintain optimal health, at all times. All animals, except for insects, have an endocannabinoid system. The main function of the endocannabinoid system is to maintain homeostasis. Homeostasis is a just right state of balance in the body. An example of homeostasis is the constant “surveillance” or looking for potential infections or imbalances in your body performed by your immune system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible...  Read More

Sublingual Absorption of CBD Oil

Sublingual Absorption of CBD Oil

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Ritualx CBD oil is a tincture of full spectrum, hemp derived, CBD oil. In our tincture, we include a wide variety of phytocannabinoids from our North Carolina grown hemp plants, as well as,  0.3% THC, to provide an entourage effect of phytocannabinoids. Our carrier oil is a mixture of coconut oil derived MCT oil and hemp seed oil.  Tincture products can be found in many different concentrations and flavors. CBD is fat soluble and the Endocannabinoid System itself is also lipid based. Tinctures...  Read More