I tried CBD oil for the first time a few years ago. When I started using it, I was hoping to get rid of my high blood pressure, but I didn’t. And I wasn’t researching anything about it at that time. I had only heard that it is a wonderful thing that lowers blood pressure and all that, but I had to be disappointed. And I don't remember today what percentage it was and whether it was full spectrum, wide spectrum or isolate.
This summer, however, I became more interested in it because whatever may help, right? 🤷♀️ I was very skeptical, because once I already had been disappointed by it, but I thought that maybe now and for something else it will help. Everyone always praises it. So I started doing research - what is this hemp oil after all and what does it do?
Everyone is looking for something from their point of view - so I dived into the google search for 'CBD for stroke patients'. I spent hours, days, weeks reading and I was very deep on the internet. Unfortunately, as I started writing this post, I couldn't find everything I read, so only a small portion of what I read is listed at the end of the post. And because CBD is still relatively 'fresh find', it has not yet been tested that much in humans, so many studies are preclinical and meta-analyzes.
First of all, I'll tell you why years ago I had to be disappointed with CBD oil because it didn't lower my blood pressure. CBD oil lowers high blood pressure when it is caused by stress, sleep, anxiety… and guess what? My high blood pressure has never been because of these things. The cause of my high blood pressure is still unknown.
At that time, I also had no idea what doses should be consumed with one problem or another. So, if you have a concern and you would like to try the CBD, first be sure to research its use with this ‘problem’ and also try to find a recommended amount to try on yourself.
However, most treatments start with a dose of 1 mg CBD per 1 kg body weight, which is then gradually increased as needed.
There were also many different opinions regards the stroke. Personally, I stuck to an article (which I can no longer find) that highlighted the problems most similar to me, and based on them, the dose appropriate had been set - it was a full on research. Basically, there was that stroke patients should consume 400-600mg of CBD per day. So, if a 10ml jar contains 3000mg of CBD and one drop contains 15mg of CBD, then a quick calculation will give you 27-40 drops a day!
The endocannabinoid system in the human body consists of the CB1 receptors (located in the brain, central nervous system, and many other parts of the body) & the CB2 receptors (found throughout the body in cells that bind to the immune system).
The most important function of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is to maintain the body's homeostasis. This occurs by affecting endocannabinoids and CB1 / CB2 receptors. When the body detects an imbalance through an ECS regulated process, it begins to produce cannabinoids that interact with receptors. For example, AEA and 2AG, which are very similar to CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) which are found in cannabis.
AEA (anandamide) is an almighty neurosensor that produces euphoria and whose name alone means happiness and bliss. Anandamide regulates memory, pain, body temperature, motivation and fertility process. It also increases neurogenesis and reduces anxiety and inflammation. At the same time, 2AG plays a vital role in pain management, immune function, appetite, and addictive behavior.
THC is the main psychoactive compound in the marijuana plant — it’s what produces the high associated with marijuana use. It works by stimulating the endocannabinoid receptors in the body, activating the release of serotonin, and other neurotransmitters.
CBD, on the other hand, is completely non-psychoactive. It doesn’t activate the endocannabinoid receptors directly, and will instead work indirectly by slowing the breakdown of our naturally occurring endocannabinoids. Specifically, it activates TRPV1 receptors and their combination creates many positive effects in the body – including promoting a sense of well-being and encouraging higher levels of anandamide production. It also interacts with other receptors in the body associated with inflammation and the transmission of pain in the spinal cord. Many of the medicinal effects associated with cannabis owe these benefits to the CBD content.
Therefore, controlled consumption of CBD and THC is an additional natural force that affects cannabinoid receptors like AEA & 2AG in the endocannabinoid system, especially CB1 and CB2 receptors. And influencing cannabinoid receptors has potential in the treatment of many diseases.
I hope I was able to explain this world to you a little, but you can explore it further yourself if you wish.
For me, the first big finding was that stroke patients who started consuming CBD within four hours of a stroke had a smaller part of their brain damaged because CBD has a nerve-protecting effect. For example, if there is a nerve cell on one side and a devastating stroke effect and CBD goes in between, then the stroke must first fight the CBD to reach the nerve cell. 🤷♀️😁 And nerve cells don't just die from a stroke - we burn them with stress, smoking, drinking, and so on. So if you want to protect your nerve cells, start using CBD!
In addition, studies have shown that CBD reduces swelling of the brain. During any brain damage, edema is relatively common, also in stroke. So all I have to say for the second time in a row is what if - what if I had used CBD before the stroke - wouldn't it have happened at all?, would I be in better shape today because fewer nerve cells would have died? These questions remain forever unanswered in my case. But now that I see how it has affected me in just three weeks - almost a year after the stroke - I certainly won't stop taking it. If you have an increased risk of stroke, please start taking CBD today; if you have had a stroke, start taking CBD as soon as possible; if you have any other problem - neurological, psychological, etc., please start taking CBD; and if you are healthy, I also recommend using CBD just for the protective and preventive effect already.
Also, stroke patients who started consuming CBD within 4 hours of the first signs of stroke had much less paralysis than those who did not use CBD! So it should even be available in hospitals, so that if a patient (and I dare say that not just a stroke patient, but any patient) is brought in, it should be administered automatically to them 🤷♀️
Furthermore, CBD prevents damage to the hemodynamics of the brain and has a beneficial effect on the heart. And as mentioned earlier, CBD does not affect normal blood pressure or heart rate, but lowers them in stressful situations. Studies have also shown that CBD can significantly increase cerebral blood flow.
If we move on from a stroke now, how else can CBD help? Here are few, it is antibacterial, helps with acne / muscle pain / sleep, restricts cancer cell growth, neuroprotective, promotes bone growth, reduces seizures / blood sugar / immune system functions / inflammation / risk of arterial blockage / vomiting and drowsiness / pain / anxiety, silences bacteria, suppresses muscle spasms, soothes, cures psoriasis, vasodilators, etc.
I also did a little research on multiple sclerosis (MS) because it is similar to a stroke and all the findings I have brought out are very relevant for MS patients, too. I also got a little read in about autoimmune disorder because one person with this concern had already contacted me. Insanely positive information for this aswell.
CBD has anti-inflammatory properties and functions as an immunosuppressant and immunomodulator. It performs as immunosuppressive when there is an excessive immune response, but otherwise, it maintains the immune system, bringing equilibrium to the body.
It may also play a role in promoting apoptosis and preventing the rapid growth of foreign cells that are dangerous to our bodies.
And other ‘diseases’ that CBD helps with: Alzheimer's, ADHD, autism, cancer, dementia, schizophrenia, migraines, etc.
Everyone knows themselves whether to use it or not, but I recommend 🤓 And if the stuff I brought out is not enough, then I don’t know what is… 🤷♀️Olles nii palju head lugenud, ma tahtsin, et see mind aitaks, aga ei julgenud oma lootusi lakke viia. Seega alustasin selle tarbimist seisukohaga - no vaatame siis…
Having read so much good, I wanted it to help me, but I didn't dare bring my hopes too high up. So I started consuming it and just thought to myself - well, let's see then…
I hadn't seen much of my own development because it was very small and slow, and only people who rarely saw me - mainly physiotherapists - could say that there was progress.
However… I have wrote down all the progress I have noticed since August, and I will continue to do so, and I don't know why I haven't done it already earlier. Anyhow, thanks to this, I can now pinpoint everything out to you as well.
On September 24 I started using CBD. If before September 24 I had written 5 changes in three weeks, then from September 24 to October 14 (3 weeks) I have written 13 changes! By the way, in August I wrote only 6 changes.
During the first days, I saw changes especially in my hand - more spasmfree. By October 4, however, I was able to stretch my hand out so well that I barely had to push it straight against the spasm (don't get me wrong, emotions, cold, whatever variable, make spasticity stronger, and it still bothers and tortures me, but most of the time, when I move around, the situation is much better than 3 weeks ago) and the hand no longer keeps the hand on 90 degrees from the elbow, now most of the time it is somewhere around 110-120 degrees?! 🤓 And if before it was quite difficult to sink and push up my body from the shoulders, because the spasm became especially strong and the right hand rose up from the ground, now this hand stays on the ground and I get my exercise done in peace (almost). ☺️ Walking without an orthosis also comes out a little easier - I no longer have to pay constant attention to how I step so that I wouldn’t ruin another thing in my body - the ankle joint.
Just four days after using CBD, I was able to do the exercise on the backrow machine in the gym for the first time without the help of a hook for my grasp. If before the grip had constantly come loose or the wrist had sunk, it is no longer an obstacle. Fast forward 2 weeks of CBD use and I was able to get a straight arm push down on the cable machine done (by the way, it was one of my favorite exercises before the stroke in the gym and I've tried to do it continuously after the stroke but always failed. And on October 12 I did it - like magic! 🪄
6 days after starting to consume CBD, I was able to step on the stepper without locking my knee. Yes, it still happens, but today I can control it much better than before.
Then I discovered that suddenly I no longer have to push my foot between the oblique machine with my hand, because I couldn't press my foot in there myself before, but this movement one day happened by the accident!
Walking up the stairs has also somehow made a sharp leap for the better. Quite so much that sometimes I move like a kid on the stairs with great joy using just every other step (of course I can’t do that without holding on to a handrest) 😁
Shoulder press! Mamma mia!! Finally, I can press the shoulder press machine up and down in a controlled way with my right hand only! No more helping with my left hand! 💪🏽😎
On the Legpress machine, for the first time, I was able to get the first series done with the right leg so that the heel did NOT RISE! What an experience that was!
I've tried to keep my lower back moving on the lower back machine, but my leg always went full of spasm doing this exercise that I twisted my ankle and after that it was extra difficult to walk. However, on October 6, I was able to overcome this machine and got a super good end to my training.
My workout at the moment is not muscle building, or leaning, but keeping the body moving. Although, suddenly all the exercises have become so easy that I can't see the point doing exercises what don’t challenge me one bit - so all the exercises have grown in difficulty. 🤓😁
And I was afraid that the CBD would not be able to reduce spasm and promote motor skills. It has surprised me. Full-spectrum CBD works wonders.
It must be said that, unfortunately, I do not have internal changes to compare, but if such external indicators exist, then I am more than sure that internal ones also exist!
And that's not all! My hair has started to grow into thickness! I have a lot of baby hair and a baby bangs as well. And I've been very light sleeper all my life. Every little sound woke me up and I woke up several times during the night just because as well. Today, I sleep so well! In the evening I go to sleep and open my eyes in the morning - no during the night looking around, tossing and turning! 🤩
Hahaa, the last section is crazy top shop 😂 but from top shop topics to facepalm joke topics: basically, wherever you read about CBD, it is always recommended to start with smaller doses and then gradually start increasing them if needed.
I wanted to do the same myself. When I received my CBD oil on September 24, I just remembered that my recommended amount was 27-40 (what, it was forgotten, but I thought it was one pipette). And I especially remembered communicating with people wiser than me on that and who said that I should think about how I consume it, because it’s not nice to pu so much under my tongue. So I had already thought that I would add it to my daily smoothies.
I wanted to start with 15 and gradually raise the dose. I put 1 under the tongue in the morning, 13 into the smoothie in the afternoon and then I started to look how halfthe jar had already gone, which doesn't make sense! Only then I started reading again and the amount was 27-40 DROPS, not a whole pipette.
OVERDOSE! ABORT MISSION! 😂😂
What happened? Nothing. It was awesome to read the book - the concentration was to the max! The diarrhea, I was worried about, luckily did not occur.
However, I DO NOT RECOMMEND, please learn from my mistake 🤓
Now, which CBD oil did I choose? Considering that the choice on the market is downright insane.
I started consuming www.organia.eu CBD oil. The reasons were quite simple:
The existence of a third party lab test that allows me to consume the product with peace of mind without worrying about what I am actually taking.
The third point is my own personal weirdness. Website with very simple and straightforward design, UI / UX is intact. Everything is well thought through, so it does not create mistrust.
In a short time, I received the most recommendations for the Organia.
If you also want to start using CBD oil, I got you a discount!
www.organia.eu use code karmel15
Thank me later! 🙏
Below, I will enter the literature that I quickly found (you can start developing your own searches from them, if you want)
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5470879/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7092763/ https://wayofleaf.com/cannabis/ailments/cannabis-and-stroke-recovery https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0269881120936419 https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/STROKEAHA.118.023587 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4036658/ https://www.mercy.net/content/dam/mercy/en/pdf/springfield-tdo/cannabidiol.pdf https://cbdclinicals.com/best-cbd-oil-for-stroke/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5877694/ https://myremedyproducts.com/cbd-my-immune-system/ https://myremedyproducts.com/what-are-cb1-and-cb2-receptors-and-how-does-cbd-work-with-them/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1575333/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4120766/ https://www.news-medical.net/health/Cannabinoid-Receptors.aspx#:~:text=The%20CB1%20receptors%20are%20primarily,reproductive%2C%20gastrointestinal%20and%20urinary%20tracts.