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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