With all the interest in medical marijuana, scientists have started studying the various chemical compounds in cannabis for medical research. One in particular, CBD (cannabidiol) is starting to garner national and global attention.
CBD is one of over 60 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids. Until recently, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) was getting most of the attention because it’s the ingredient in cannabis that produces mind-altering effects in users. But CBD is also available in high concentrations — and the medical world is realizing that its list of medical benefits continues to grow.
CBD is the major nonpsychoactive component of Cannabis sativa. According to a 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, CBD benefits include acting as an anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, antiemetic, anxiolytic and antipsychotic agent.
Since CBD doesn’t make you high, it is legal in all 50 states.
Many people use it daily to help with anxiety or in place of anti-inflammatory drugs to help with joint pain because it is much easier on the liver than many pharmaceuticals.
In 2013, Devin Jamroz was healing from two herniated discs he’d injured in a snowboarding accident. Devin wanted to stop using pharmaceuticals in the recovery process as quickly as possible. He began experimenting with his own THC-based tinctures and soon had found an effective tool to mitigate his short-term pain.
An experienced home coffee roaster and coffee connoisseur, Devin’s morning ritual was now complete: THC tincture for his back alongside a cup of his finest dark roast.
Then Devin had an epiphany: “Why not combine two things I am passionate about into a superior good?” And thus, the idea of whole coffee beans infused with cannabis was born and he began to envision a company, SteepFuze.
In 2014, The Farm Bill allowed cultivation of low-THC hemp (<0.3%), so CBD oil was now commercially available across the U.S. This changed Devin’s direction, he started experimenting with CBD infused coffee, and he realized he was getting the benefits of his THC version without the buzz. He was clearheaded and much more energetic.
After months of experimenting, he found that he could make very good tasting coffee by infusing the oil during the roasting process.
With the help of a blind master roaster, Gerry Leary, SteepFuze became commercially available.
Joe Neville of Colorado ran across SteepFuze and found he could get his morning started with his regular coffee, but he was finally able to get a good night’s sleep.
“I don’t understand how or why it works, but I’m getting my morning jolt without the jitters, and I’m more calm and focused. But the best thing is I can get a really good night’s sleep,” Neville said.
You use SteepFuze like you would any other coffee, but using a French Press seems to be the best method to get the most flavor as well as CBD out of the product.
Here are some proven benefits of CBD:
Relieves Pain and Inflammation
Among common CBD benefits, natural pain relief tops the list for many. Evidence suggests that cannabinoids may prove useful in pain modulation by inhibiting neuronal transmission in pain pathways.
A 2012 study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine found that CBD significantly suppressed chronic inflammatory and neuropathic pain in rodents without causing analgesic tolerance. Researchers suggest that CBD and other nonpsychoactive components of marijuana may represent a novel class of therapeutic agents for the treatment of chronic pain.
Studies using animal models of anxiety and involving healthy volunteers clearly suggest an anxiolytic-like effect of CBD. Cannabidiol has shown to reduce anxiety in patients with social anxiety disorder and researchers suggest that it may also be effective for panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, social anxiety disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
A 2011 study aimed to compare the effects of a simulation public speaking test on healthy control patients and treatment-native patients with social anxiety disorder.
A total of 24 never-treated patients with social anxiety disorder were given either CBD or placebo 1.5 hours before the test. Researchers found that pretreatment with CBD significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort in their speech performance, and significantly decreased alertness in anticipation of their speech. The placebo group presented higher anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort.
Cannabis has been used for centuries for the suppression of nausea and vomiting. Research has revealed that among more than 80 cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana, both the intoxicant THC and the non-intoxicant CBD helps to get rid of nausea and vomiting in animal studies.
A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that CBD benefits include possessing anti-nausea and antiemetic effects when it was administered to rats. Researchers found that CBD in low doses suppresses toxin-induced vomiting, but in high doses it increases nausea or has no effect.
Promotes Cardiovascular Health
A 2013 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology reports that CBD protects against the vascular damage caused by a high glucose environment, inflammation or the induction of type 2 diabetes in animal models; plus, CBD proved to reduce the vascular hyperpermeability (which causes leaky gut) associated with such environments.
SteepFuze coffee is legal in every state. You can learn more and purchase it at www.steepfuze.com. Make sure to use coupon code “freedom25” for 25% off your order.