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Marijuana found to lower blood flow to the brain: Study authorssuggest this may increase risk of dementia, but this effect also makes itmedicinally useful for epileptics Darrell Miller 5/10/19
CBD Oil: Health Benefits and Risks Darrell Miller 2/12/19
Why people love CBD - the cannabis product that won't get you high Darrell Miller 1/19/19
The Cannabis Remedy: Simple Solution For Over 40 Million PeopleSuffering With Anxiety Darrell Miller 11/24/18
How CBD (Cannabidiol) Can Help With Anxiety VitaNet, LLC Staff 9/7/18
Where in the world is cannabis legal? Darrell Miller 6/22/18
What is cannabidiol, or CBD, and is it right for me? Darrell Miller 2/20/18
Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil Darrell Miller 1/29/18
World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky. Darrell Miller 12/26/17
WHO to DEA: You Are Completely Wrong About Marijuana Darrell Miller 12/20/17
CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain ... Darrell Miller 12/18/17
Can your dog be arrested for using a cannabis extract? Darrell Miller 12/16/17
Scientists call on feds to allow research on CBD for pets Darrell Miller 12/10/17
Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids Darrell Miller 11/29/17
Boy Who Suffered 100 Seizures A Day Has Zero in 300 Days After Being Prescribed Cannabis Oil Darrell Miller 9/11/17
Yet another study finds that daily fish oil supplements protect the brain by balancing hormones like estrogen Darrell Miller 9/2/17
The Science Of CBD Oil [Infographic] Darrell Miller 8/17/17
How CBD Changes The Brain To Treat Psychiatric Disorders Darrell Miller 8/1/17
Advantages And Disadvantages Of CBD Oil Darrell Miller 7/25/17
CBD and Your Brain Darrell Miller 6/14/17
Marijuana Extract a 'Game-Changing Medication' Darrell Miller 6/10/17
Largest, most rigorous study to date confirms CBD oil helps some kids with epilepsy Darrell Miller 6/2/17
Cannabis knocks back epilepsy in new clinical trial Darrell Miller 6/2/17
5 health benefits of taking cannabis Darrell Miller 5/25/17
Members of Congress and Senate in Support of the New CBD Bill Darrell Miller 5/13/17
Here's How CBD Can Help Your Hyper Toddler Darrell Miller 5/12/17
More ailments could be added to cannabis oil treatment list Darrell Miller 4/27/17
Study: Compound in marijuana seems to help with severe form of epilepsy Darrell Miller 4/22/17
Cannabidiol bill for epileptic seizures moves closer to becoming law Darrell Miller 4/14/17
Virginia Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Use and Distribution of CBD and THC-A Oil Darrell Miller 3/26/17
Treading carefully on medical marijuana Darrell Miller 3/24/17
Mexico City Study Shows CBD Oil Reduces Seizures For 84% Of Patients Darrell Miller 3/18/17
Medical cannabis - The healing pros and cons Darrell Miller 3/18/17
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Cannabis and Epilepsy Treatment Darrell Miller 1/30/17
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A New Marijuana To Relieve Pain Without The High Darrell Miller 1/19/17
Did cannabis oil prove to be a miracle cure for this little boy with epilepsy? Darrell Miller 1/16/17
A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high Darrell Miller 1/15/17
Marijuana oil shows promise in treating epilepsy Darrell Miller 1/12/17
How does CBD help with Seizures Darrell Miller 12/19/16
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Marijuana found to lower blood flow to the brain: Study authorssuggest this may increase risk of dementia, but this effect also makes itmedicinally useful for epileptics
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Date: May 10, 2019 02:17 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Marijuana found to lower blood flow to the brain: Study authorssuggest this may increase risk of dementia, but this effect also makes itmedicinally useful for epileptics





Scientific literature on how marijuana works on the body is rapidly expanding. Right now, there are a plethora of studies on how marijuana works on the human brain. Some studies have shown that it can be effective in treating disorders of the brain like epilepsy. Recent tests show that marijuana can increase the risk of dementia because it restricts the flow of blood to the brain. These brain areas are essential for memory development. The area most affected is the hippocampus which can result in Alzheimer’s if prolonged. The researchers for the study used single photo emission computed tomography (SPECT) to measure blood flow to the brain after taking marijuana and they reported that there were very low and abnormal blood flow levels observed. This is when compared with persons who did not take marijuana. 982 patients were selected from a wide variety of data sources that was available to the researchers concerning persons who previously used or were still using marijuana. The results of the study showed that persons taking marijuana were at a risk of dementia due to the low blood flow to their hippocampus.

Key Takeaways:

  • The author notes that the studies regarding the effect of marijuana is increasing and this is particularly so regarding its effect on the brain.
  • Some recent tests show that it can increase the risk of dementia when marijuana is taken because it reduces the blood flow to the brain.
  • When the researchers used single photon emission computer tomography to analyze blood flow to the brain they observed abnormally low flow to the brain with users of marijuana.

"Users were analyzed using a brain SPECT and by conducting mental concentration tests against a sample of 100 people who had not used marijuana to determine whether there were significant differences that arose between users and non-users of cannabis."

Read more: https://www.naturalnews.com/2019-04-19-marijuana-lowers-blood-flow-to-the-brain-may-be-useful-for-epileptics.html

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CBD Oil: Health Benefits and Risks
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Date: February 12, 2019 01:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD Oil: Health Benefits and Risks





CBD is currently being touted as a new treatment for a range of health concerns. However, we do not yet fully understand its long term effects. CBD has been shown to effectively treat epilepsy and have some success as an anti-inflammatory medicine. CBD is not considered to be addictive according to the WHO. It also does not have the intoxicating effects that THC has. However, some people do experience side effects including sleepiness, fatigue, and diarrhea.

Key Takeaways:

  • Interest in CBD oil for treating a wide range of neurologic and neuropsychiatric disorders is growing, but its therapeutic effects are ill understood.
  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is one ingredient among the 85 active cannabinoids found in Cannabis sativa. It can be taken via inhalation, orally, or as a spray to the cheek.
  • CBD has lots of useful health benefits for the body due to its ability to interact with lots of cannabinoid receptors in the body.

"CBD oil is thought to have potential benefits for the treatment and management of a wide variety of disorders due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, neuroprotective, antipsychotic, analgesic, and muscle relaxing effects, among others."

Read more: https://www.news-medical.net/health/CBD-Oil-Health-Benefits-and-Risks.aspx

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Why people love CBD - the cannabis product that won't get you high
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Date: January 19, 2019 10:48 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Why people love CBD - the cannabis product that won't get you high

The CBD market is booming after the recent legalization of marijuana in many states. CBD is short for cannabidiol which is a compound found in cannabis and hemp plants. It is not a psychoactive- you do not get high from ingestion. It is commonly used to treat anxiety and insomnia. Further studies are being conducted to research its efficiency against arthritis and epilepsy. CBD is normally extracted into an oil or cream, but can be sold in a variety of products.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are plenty of states now that are making the smoking of weed completely legal.
  • Many old school individuals still feel that anything related to cannabis should not be legalized.
  • People really do like CBD because it has the same effects as weed without getting you truly high.

"So, what exactly is CBD — and why are you able to get your hands on it even if you don't live in a state where cannabis is legal?"

Read more: https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/09/what-is-cbd-these-popular-cannabis-products-wont-get-you-high.html

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The Cannabis Remedy: Simple Solution For Over 40 Million PeopleSuffering With Anxiety
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Date: November 24, 2018 11:13 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Cannabis Remedy: Simple Solution For Over 40 Million PeopleSuffering With Anxiety





Anxiety is a very prevalent condition, both in the U.S. and worldwide. In fact the National Institutes of Health concur that as much as 33% of the world's population has suffered, or well suffer from some type of anxiety. Besides mentally specific symptoms, such as worry, fretting, inability to focus, nervousness and fearfulness, the condition can create physical symptoms as well, such as clenching, sweating, dizziness, accelerated breathing, pulse and raised blood pressure. At it's worst, anxiety can induce a full-blown panic attack, depersonalization and even a certainty that one is dying. Obviously anxiety is a potentially critical condition, with the ability to disrupt life, even in small ways. As it worsens, anxiety can make it difficult to impossible for sufferers to work or socialize effectively. Though triggers vary, most people are visited by anxiety due to one of three big concerns, namely fears that center around finances, safety, or health. One poll conducted by the American Psychiatric Association concluded that keeping the family safe and bill-paying were huge anxiety triggers that resonated with more than 60% of respondents. The positive news is that many people can experience mitigation, if not complete surcease of these symptoms by using cannabis, which is expected to keep growing as an industry. THC which is the psychoactive component in cannabis, that which makes it illegal if it gets past .3%, is minimal to almost nil in hemp, which is related to, but not the same as marijuana. The THC amount will vary in cannabis products. There is hemp oil, hemp seed oil and CBD oil, which is made from the entire plant, flowers and all, so it may have a bit more THC. Oil products can be taken topically, or sublingually, even smoked. By acting on receptors in the central nervous symptom, the constituents of the oil act to mitigate the symptoms of anxiety. Even beyond pain relief these products have been shown to have efficacy for symptoms of epilepsy, pain and impaired cognition.

Key Takeaways:

  • The National Institute of Health estimates as much as a third of the world suffers from anxiety.
  • Anxiety has the ability to disrupt life, even making it impossible for people to function at work, home or in social capacities.
  • Although anxiety takes many forms, the big three trigger issues for most people revolve around, health, finances and safety.

"The good news is, there are ways to cope, even ways to alleviate anxiety and its symptoms using natural and drug-free solutions."

Read more: https://www.thealternativedaily.com/cannabis-remedy-solution-people-suffering-with-anxiety/

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How CBD (Cannabidiol) Can Help With Anxiety
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Date: September 07, 2018 05:52 PM
Author: VitaNet, LLC Staff (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How CBD (Cannabidiol) Can Help With Anxiety





How CBD (Cannabidiol) Can Help With Anxiety

Cannabidiol (CBD) has a lot of therapeutic and medicinal effects. One of these effects is treating anxiety. CBD appears to work in similar ways on your brain as Prozac or Xanax. CBD works by increasing your Serotonin levels in the brain. To treat anxiety with CBD it is important to find a high quality CBD oil that you take in the correct dose. The best CBD oil for anxiety is one that contains no THC. The type of anxiety you are treating will change what the best dosage is for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD oil has gotten lots of buzz when it comes to treating disorders like epilepsy and MS and in the treatment of nerve pain.
  • However, CBD oil also has value when it comes to treating neuropsychiatric disorders, like depression and anxiety.
  • The oil can also prove efficacious for those suffering from stress and social anxiety, or panic attacks.

"We also discuss how to dial in the best CBD oil dosage for anxiety symptoms, and explore the best CBD oil for anxiety relief."

Read more: https://hightimes.com/health/how-cbd-cannabidiol-can-help-with-anxiety/

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Where in the world is cannabis legal?
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Date: June 22, 2018 08:10 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Where in the world is cannabis legal?





Where in the world is cannabis legal?

Cannabis, which is a marijuana-based compound, has pronounced medicinal affects, despite also have a psychotropic effect. Cannabidiol, which is hemp-based, has many of the same medicinal affects, without the intoxicant. However, cannabis is still valued by many, who consider it to be of greater benefit than its near-neighbor, cannabidiol, in some areas.

Many parts of the world are reviewing their strictures currently allied against the legal use of cannabis. In the UK there is now debate as to whether it may indeed be time to look at legalizing the compound for medicinal purposes. However, Britain's governing bodies have said that should this happen it is not to be understood that legalization of marijuana for the purposes of recreation will follow. Uruguay was the first country to make the growing, marketing, supplying and use of marijuana completely legal. Canada is slated to become country number two.

Key Takeaways:

  • 2013 was a landmark year for cannabis-users and for the African country of Uruguay.
  • In that year, Uruguay became the first nation to make the growing, marketing, supplying and use of marijuana legal.
  • In the wake of a national furor over a young boy with epilepsy having his cannabis oil confiscated, UK officials are considering the legalization of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

"In Canada, the nation's politicians are working on legislation that would protect young people while allowing adults to use the drug recreationally."

Read more: https://news.sky.com/story/where-in-the-world-is-cannabis-legal-11409787

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What is cannabidiol, or CBD, and is it right for me?
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Date: February 20, 2018 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What is cannabidiol, or CBD, and is it right for me?





Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, is a chemical that is naturally produced in the brain but is also found in marijuana. CBD has become very popular these days as users have said that it has a calming effect and helps with battling anxiety. Another great thing about CBD is that it is not psychoactive which means that it will not get a person high. It can be taken in various ways such as orally and smoked. It is legal to buy and purchase in the United States which is another reason that it has become very popular.

Key Takeaways:

  • It is often seen as a wonderdrug to many diseases and problems
  • The properties of CBD include anti-inflammatory responses which have links to epilepsy and cancer
  • It is also not psychoactive, unlike the similar compound THC

"This non-addictive molecule offers patients many of cannabis’ medicinal benefits, without the negative side effects associated with psychoactive THC. Could CBD be right for you?"

Read more: http://www.greenstate.com/explained/cannabidiol-cbd-right/

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Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil
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Date: January 29, 2018 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Idaho bill would allow use of cannabis-derived CBD oil





CBD oil (or cannabinoidiol oil) is a great treatment for cancer and seizures. Many lawmakers are trying to pass a bill to allow it. This would mean people would not have to move to acquire this medical wonder. The CBD is derived from hemp. It does not have psychoactive effects. It relieves pain and nausea. THC is what makes you high. The CBD oil would be low in THC. Many states currently allow it and Idaho is trying to move forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD is a drug derived from marijuana and hemp that has shown promise in medicine
  • Unlike THC it doesn't contain any psychoactive hallucinogens and isn't used recreationally
  • The drug has shown promise in trials for sufferers of various maladies like epilepsy or fibromyalgia.

"The DEA defines hemp and marijuana as different parts of the same cannabis plant. Hemp refers to the stalks and sterilized seeds of the plant that is used for making industrial rope, clothing, paper and other products."

Read more: http://www.wtva.com/content/national/471443444.html?ref=444

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World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.
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Date: December 26, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: World's Largest CBD Extraction Plant to be Built in Western Ky.





A company, called Kings Royal Biotech has decided to partner up with a Chinese industrial hemp development company, in order to open the largest cannabidiol (CBD) processing plant in the United States. CBD is a substance that is extracted from the hemp plant, but it is not psychoactive. In fact, CBD has been shown to be useful in treating a variety of medical conditions, including epilepsy and chronic pain. THC, on the other hand, is the substance in marijuana that can give a user a psychoactive effect. King Royal intends to grow hemp that is free of THC, so that the CBD could be isolated and utilized for medicinal purposes, without the risk of giving the user a psychoactive effect. Additionally, this means that the products are completely legal, in accordance with the laws of the federal government of the United States.

Key Takeaways:

  • This plant being built in Kentucky will be they largest in the country to produce CBD
  • It is a partnership with a Chinese company that is the only current manufacturer of this pure product.
  • It is the first approved in the US to make this product with hemp instead of cannabis.

"Under Federal Law industrial hemp cannot contain more than .3 percent THC, so there is no chance of any users having an altered state of mind from this product."

Read more: http://surfky.com/index.php/muhlenberg/news-muhlenberg/179-news/kentucky/125400-world-s-largest-cbd-extraction-plant-to-be-built-in-western-ky

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WHO to DEA: You Are Completely Wrong About Marijuana
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Date: December 20, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: WHO to DEA: You Are Completely Wrong About Marijuana





The article writes about how the DEA is still classifying marijuana as bad as heroin even tho that is clearly not the case. There have been several studies on cannabidiol that prove that it has a helpful effect in curing or helping with certain illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease while also having no toxic or addictive properties. The article tries to show the DEA that their are many medically valid reasons that marijuana should be reclassified.

Key Takeaways:

  • WHO is currently asking that Marijuana and other cannaboids be taken off the schedule 1 list
  • There is no current link between these drugs and addiction like it is currently listed
  • There are also great links between curing epilepsy and seizures with cannaboids.

"In a preliminary report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) last month, a non-psychoactive substance in marijuana, cannabidiol, which the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) considers to be a Schedule I drug that has no medical use and can be abused, is, in fact, not harmful, and has been shown to be a benefit to those who are ill."

Read more: https://sputniknews.com/society/201712171060065986-who-to-dea-wrong-about-marijuana/

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CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in epilepsy and pain ...
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Date: December 18, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD is a non-psychoactive compound in marijuana that shows promise in Epilepsy and pain ...





CBD is the non psychoactive part of marijuana that does not get you high. The purpose of CBD is to reduce pain and has been found to be very useful for epilepsy. The DEA wants to put CBD in the same classification as heroin. There is no danger of CBD becoming addictive but the DEA is trying to classify it as that. People are turning to dangerous narcotics for pain when they could be turning to CBD.

Key Takeaways:

  • The World Health Organization found that cannabidiol (CBD) doe not make a person high.
  • WHO suggested that CBD can counteract the properties of THC and it is not addictive.
  • WHO suggested that CBD does not have potential for someone to abuse the chemical.

"The World Health Organization's new report on cannabidiol (CBD) found that the compound (which does not produce any kind of high -- and may actually counteract the psychoactive properties of THC) is not addictive, has no potential for abuse, and shows promise in a number of medical trials."

Read more: https://boingboing.net/2017/12/17/science-based-works.html

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Can your dog be arrested for using a cannabis extract?
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Date: December 16, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Can your dog be arrested for using a cannabis extract?





Thomas McDermott, a Democrat and the Mayor of Hammond, Indiana, brought up the legality of using cannabidiol oil (CBD) for treating his Labrador retriever's arthritis at the BGD Legislative Conference in Indianapolis. At the conference was Republican Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill who last month stated that the use of CBD was illegal in most circumstances in his state after a bill passed to allow epilepsy patients to legally use the oil for seizures. McDermott questioned Hill using a story about his dog that suffered from arthritis, noting that his vet recommended using CBD oil to treat the pain. He mentioned that the oil allowed his dog to move around more easily, had more energy, and had improved appetite. McDermott thought aloud that Hill was "grandstanding" on CBD, but Hill simply stated he was following the law as it was written. When McDermott asked if his dog was breaking the law, Hill responded that the Mayor himself was breaking the law - not the dog. McDermott was upset afterwards that Hill accused him for being a criminal for treating his dog with CBD, and he has no plans to change the therapy for his dog.

Key Takeaways:

  • The owners dog currently used CBD and that is restricted in Indiana for use.
  • The dog is currently on it due to arthritis and it seems to cure his condition.
  • The final conclusion was that the owner was breaking the law, not the dog since the dog has no agency.

"The question Thomas McDermott wanted answered Wednesday doesn’t get asked often during policy discussions in Indiana: Could his Labrador retriever be breaking the law by using a pain remedy extracted from cannabis?"

Read more: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/2017/12/13/can-your-dog-arrested-using-cannabis-extract/949429001/

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Scientists call on feds to allow research on CBD for pets
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Date: December 10, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Scientists call on feds to allow research on CBD for pets





Veterinarians, researchers and pet owners are looking to loosen federal regulations on the use of marijuana products to help treat sick animals. Medical issues in dogs, such as epilepsy, arthritis, anxiety, loss of appetite and inflammation could potentially by helped by marijuana-based drugs and extracts.

Some people are already using marijuana extracts on their animals, such as those containing CBD, which is an element of marijuana that is not psychoactive. However, such extracts continue to be listed as Schedule 1 drugs by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration, even when they contain little or no THC. THC is the active component in marijuana that causes intoxication.

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that marijuana products for pets sold in animal hospitals or online pet stores are illegal, since such drugs are unapproved. The FDA has suggested it will pursue legal action against those in violation of the law.

However, the policy-making body of the American Veterinary Medical Association, in conjunction with two group councils, is considering making a recommendation to the DEA for marijuana to be declassified as a Schedule 1 drug in order to enable research for both animal and human medical purposes. Declassification could also help prevent pet owners from accidentally overmedicating their animals in the absence of proper guidance from a medical professional.

In September, Republican senator Orrin Hatch of Utah introduced a bill that would facilitate research on use of marijuana-based medications, concurring that the drug is over-regulated, although he continues to oppose recreational use of the drug,.

Some veterinarians note that without sufficient evidence, it remains unsafe to use marijuana products on animals, with concerns about potential toxicity.

Yet researchers are continuing to wait for clearance to proceed on various relevant studies, such as use of marijuana for dogs with osteoarthritis, pruritis and epilepsy. Some research on use of products with CBD has been stopped until federal approval is granted. Gaining approval has been difficult due to government requirements, which continue to be an obstacle to moving forward.

Key Takeaways:

  • people using drugs to reduce pain on their pets. Oils and powders banned.
  • D.C standing in the way of the legalization of marijuana for medical purposes.
  • FDA making marijuana a schedule 1 drug...hence illegal. You can be arrested for using it.

"The concern our membership has is worry about people extrapolating their own dosages, looking to medicate their pets outside the realm of the medical professional"

Read more: https://www.aspentimes.com/news/scientists-call-on-feds-to-allow-research-on-cbd-for-pets/

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Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids
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Date: November 29, 2017 03:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Epilepsy, Endocannabinoids and Phytocannabinoids





Patients suffering from epilepsy have begun being treated with cannabis and its variant cannabinoids with some success. The concentrations for dosing vary by patient but some cannabinoids like THC, THCA and CBC have been used for epilepsy seizure treatments. However, in studies, whole plant use seems to be most effective since it contains more than 80 cannabinoids. There are receptors in the CNS for cannabinoids and there's also a specific uptake in the liver so although safe, it may compete with other medications.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD has been shown to have great links to neurological diseases in a range of age groups.
  • For instance, a five year old boy who had seizures daily, was given a small amount and had a 40% decrease in seizures.
  • The great thing about these cannaboids is their lack of side effects and addiction that other pharmaceuticals have.

"Cannabidiol and several other cannabis components can help patients with seizure disorders, and sometimes it's best to combine CBD with conventional anti-epileptic meds."

Read more: https://www.projectcbd.org/about/patient-experiencesurveys/epilepsy-endocannabinoids-and-phytocannabinoids

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Boy Who Suffered 100 Seizures A Day Has Zero in 300 Days After Being Prescribed Cannabis Oil
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Date: September 11, 2017 09:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Boy Who Suffered 100 Seizures A Day Has Zero in 300 Days After Being Prescribed Cannabis Oil





Billy, an 11 year old living in Northern Ireland, will be the first person to receive a medical marijuana prescription in the United Kingdom. Billy suffers from severe epilepsy, which prevented more traditional medical treatments. His doctor agreed to prescribe it in the wake of overwhelming evidence of the success of Cannabidiol in treating his condition. Where previously Billy would experience up to 100 seizures a days - Billy has not experienced a seizure since starting his treatment 300 days ago in the United States. His mother also notes that it has helped with Billy's Autism - making better eye contact when he plays and communicates. To celebrate this largely important decision, the family is hosting an event, that already has 600 RSVP's, in support of Billy.

Key Takeaways:

  • Medical marijuana is increasingly being seen as a potential natural remedy to help combat different types of seizures.
  • CBD oil is helpful in that it's not psychoactive, meaning that it's ideal for treating seizures (in contrast to THC).
  • Billy is the first patient to have received a medical marijuana prescription specifically for seizures, and his condition has improved dramatically as a result.

"Before taking the CBD oil, Billy suffered from up to 100 seizures a day, which was severely damaging to his health, because one seizure could kill him."

Read more: https://www.civilized.life/articles/boy-who-suffered-100-seizures-a-day-completely-cured-with-cannabis-oil/

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Yet another study finds that daily fish oil supplements protect the brain by balancing hormones like estrogen
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Date: September 02, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Yet another study finds that daily fish oil supplements protect the brain by balancing hormones like estrogen





There has been yet another study done that showed how daily fish oil supplements help to protect your brain by balancing the different hormones in it, like estrogen. It was found that the frequency and duration of seizures got smaller. Experts have found an important link between DHA and brain estrogen levels. The research was done with mice that showed the link. The study was conducted with three groups of mice and they were given different types of oil in their diet.

Key Takeaways:

  • Three study groups of mice were used. The mice that had fish oil had shorter and slower seizures.
  • The importance of fish oil to help with estrogen levels in the body was proven in this study.
  • Fish oil also was noted in helping to reduce the effects of epilepsy in adults and children

"The findings may show potential in alleviating the growing number of epileptic attacks around the world."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-08-30-yet-another-study-finds-that-daily-fish-oil-supplements-protect-the-brain-by-balancing-hormones-like-estrogen.html

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The Science Of CBD Oil [Infographic]
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Date: August 17, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: The Science Of CBD Oil [Infographic]





Cannabis is a booming business right now. Colorado was a state that legalized marijuana back in 2012 and the revenue generated from legal marijuana sales has grown so much that it is now a rival of the GDP of a few island nations. The medical cannabis industry is is one of the major sectors being developed right now. People have known about the benefits for decades and only now are these claims being researched and understood better.

Key Takeaways:

  • One of the most promising sectors being developed within the legal marijuana industry right now is the medical marijuana industry
  • Because CBD oil interacts with and boosts your serotonin levels, it helps to treat with anxiety and other mental maladies
  • CBD oil use may be a problem in states that have yet to legalize marijuana, so it is best to check with local laws

"So far CBD oil has been found to treat addiction, inflammation, Multiple Sclerosis, epilepsy, mad cow disease, acne, diabetes, fibromyalgia, insomnia, PTSD, schizophrenia, Crohn’s disease, and many others."

Read more: http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/08/cbd-oil/

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How CBD Changes The Brain To Treat Psychiatric Disorders
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Date: August 01, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How CBD Changes The Brain To Treat Psychiatric Disorders





This comes from cannabis. Many use using it to treat a wide variety of issues. It can help with psychiatric disorders because of how it works with the brain, and this is explained here so you will understand what it does before trying it. This is not THC which is what causes you to gt high. That is something else entirely. It is not recommended for medical use while CBD is. CBD can also be taken in many forms.

Key Takeaways:

  • CBD has proven to be effective as a therapeutic treatment for certain psychiatric disorders
  • There is the suggested possibility that CBD can help to alter the brain or "rewire" it which could result in a positive impact
  • Clinical studies have pointed to the beneficial effects of CPB treatment on anxiety, epilepsy and other disorders

"The study suggests that CBD’s therapeutic effects are caused by a number of acute mechanisms as well as changes in the structure of the brain over time, known as neuroplasticity."

Read more: http://www.cannatech.news/2017/07/25/how-cbd-changes-the-brain-to-treat-psychiatric-disorders/

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Advantages And Disadvantages Of CBD Oil
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Date: July 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Advantages And Disadvantages Of CBD Oil





There are some advantages and disadvantages of CBD oil. CBD oil is a derivative of cannabis. The origin of this oil is the marijuana plant. It does not intoxicate anyone that uses it. There have been several controversies that have emerged because its parent plant is used for recreational use. But, there are many indications of the health benefits it offers. Marijuana consists of some quantity of CBD. One of the benefits of CBD oil is decreased anxiety.

Key Takeaways:

  • In one study, it has been indicated that using CBD in a dose of 600 mg helps people overcome social anxiety and make them capable of public dealing.
  • CBD is a potential way of improving epileptic attacks. According to the American Epilepsy Society, cannabidiol can offer hope to the people suffering from seizures and epileptic disorder.
  • Many researchers are of the view point that using CBD oil can actually help people suffering from neurodegenerative disorders. This possibly happens by the effect of CBDD on a specific brain receptor

"CBD oil can help in managing anxiety attacks by changing the response produced by brain receptors towards serotonin."

Read more: http://reportshealthcare.com/advantages-disadvantages-cbd-oil/

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CBD and Your Brain
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Date: June 14, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: CBD and Your Brain





CBD is found in cannabis sativa otherwise known as marijuana and is useful in treating many neurological disorders such as depression, anxiety and even epilepsy. Unlike THC, CBD has no psychoactive effects. CBD has been found to protect brain cells from harm in neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's. Best of all CBD has literally zero side effects! Research shows that CBD has opened many doors leading to a cure for depression and anxiety. CBD has been proven to reduce swelling, pain and inflammation caused by injury and arthritis even when applied topically. CBD may not be a medical cure all but it has been proven to be a very useful tool in the treatment of many medical conditions.

Key Takeaways:

  • THC comes to mind when a lot of people talk about cannabis, but CBD is getting quite renowned due to its beneficial effects on the body.
  • The antipsychotic effects of CBD stem from the effect it has on anandamide that is increased in the brain because of the presence of cannabinoids
  • CBD can prevent compounds like THC from binding to CB1 receptors by interacting with the receptors in a specific mannr

"When various brain injuries from animal models were examined, it was found out that CBD boosted a number of viable brain cells."

Read more: https://www.cashinbis.com/cbd-and-your-brain/

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Marijuana Extract a 'Game-Changing Medication'
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Date: June 10, 2017 11:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Marijuana Extract a 'Game-Changing Medication'





Cannabidol, or CBD is a compound found in marijuana that researchers have indicated can aid in the treatment of epilepsy. Children that were part of a study who were given the CBD compound were found to have their seizures cut in half. Parents agree that even though there are side effects to the CBD compound, the benefits of taking it far outweighs them. The researchers believe that the idea of marijuana being a schedule 1 controlled drug substance with no medical benefits is ridiculous.

Read more: Marijuana Extract a 'Game-Changing Medication'

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Largest, most rigorous study to date confirms CBD oil helps some kids with epilepsy
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Date: June 02, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Largest, most rigorous study to date confirms CBD oil helps some kids with Epilepsy





Prescription drugs kill over 30,000 people a year and children are more susceptible. New data has been found that states that CBD (cannibidol) oil, which is marijuana without the effects of being "high" helps children with epilepsy. The oil is called Epidiolex, which was created in London, is currently seeking approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This is the first large study that has been performed using marijuana where one group got a vairable substance and the other got the oil, and the parents didn't know the results until the end.

Key Takeaways:

  • As scientists try to find more information about marijuana and it's safety factors, their work has been hindered with recent regulations that require them to have special licenses.
  • The newest legitimate study regarding mariguana includes a test using CBD or cannibidol that was fused into a liquid and given to children with epilepsy.The oil is different than traditional marijuana
  • The hallucinations that occur when some people use marijuana are counteracted with this oil. It is specifically for reducing seizures, anxiety and other symptoms of having epilepsy.

"A medicine made from marijuana, without the stuff that gives a high, cut seizures in kids with a severe form of epilepsy in a study that strengthens the case for more research into pot’s possible health benefits."

Read more: http://www.thecannabist.co/2017/05/25/cannabidiol-cbd-oil-epilepsy-medical-study/80258/

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Cannabis knocks back epilepsy in new clinical trial
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Date: June 02, 2017 07:14 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabis knocks back Epilepsy in new clinical trial





In a newly conducted clinical trial there was an interesting find. That marijuana can fight back epilepsy. This study focused on children and teenagers with a type of epilepsy. They were split into two groups. One was given a placebo and one a derivative drug of marijuana. The one who took the drug saw a drop in seizures, the seizures this group had were cut almost in half while the placebo group had a minimal decrease in seizures.

Read more: Cannabis knocks back epilepsy in new clinical trial

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5 health benefits of taking cannabis
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Date: May 25, 2017 12:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 5 health benefits of taking cannabis





Though a sensitive topic, science suggests that health benefits of taking cannabis can and should be considered. Some of the benefits of doing so include slowing the development of cancer cells, treating epilepsy, growing brain cells and helping those suffering from Alzheimer's. The reason for this is simple: our bodies are tailor-made to accept and help cannabinoids thrive in the body. Though not everyone reacts to cannabis in the same manner, it can't be ignored that this potent material does harbor benefits to those that engage in it.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabis can be used in the treatment of various cancers.
  • Cannabis promotes the growth of brain cells in the hippocampus and can help slow the onset of alzheimer's disease.
  • Cannabis utilizes the Endocannabinoid system to maintain a balance of cell synthesis and destruction within the human body.

"Cannabis is now prescribed as an alternative medicine for the treatment of epilepsy."

Read more: http://www.trainingzone.co.uk/community/blogs/vivek-gururani/5-health-benefits-of-taking-cannabis

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Members of Congress and Senate in Support of the New CBD Bill
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Date: May 13, 2017 06:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Members of Congress and Senate in Support of the New CBD Bill





A website for marijuana advocates has issued a story about a new bill working through Congress. This bill would exempt Cannabidiol, or CBD, from being categorized as a controlled substance. CBD has been found to be useful for a form of epilepsy called intractable. Intractable epilepsy does not respond well to conventional medications. Several Republicans have publicly supported this exemption, A YouTube video is included. The video has the support of the Epilepsy Foundation. There were four comments.

Read more: Members of Congress and Senate in Support of the New CBD Bill

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Here's How CBD Can Help Your Hyper Toddler
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Date: May 12, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Here's How CBD Can Help Your Hyper Toddler





An Israeli study of 74 pediatric patients who suffered with intractable epilepsy that did not respond to medications were given CBD oil and the results were promising. Almost 90 percent of the patients experienced a reduction in seizure activity. The use of traditional antipsychotic drugs come with several side effects, CBD oil can avoid these complications. There is also evidence that it can control ADHD and hyperactivity disorder in toddlers without causing drowsiness, the evidence continues to grow that this treatment should be studied.

Key Takeaways:

  • There are many anti seizure medications that are not effective towards epilepsy and is unfortunately common.
  • CBD oil is a great homeopathic remedy for treating epilepsy in children.
  • ADHD symptoms can be reduced with different strains and levels of cannabis.

"Although this is the case, it is important to look at the current evidence as well as alternative solutions for our children."

Read more: https://www.greenrushdaily.com/2017/05/02/cbd-hyper-toddler/

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More ailments could be added to cannabis oil treatment list
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Date: April 27, 2017 04:14 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: More ailments could be added to cannabis oil treatment list





Canon is oils has a great amount of benefits to it but the various parts of beneficial leads that the oil produces in the attainment of its glory is vast. The different types of positive affect that the oil has show in in the treatments of our great advancement in different fields of study is great and growing everyday and the study and production ashows great strides in different fields generating different products and product margins leading to greater growing and growth overall.

Key Takeaways:

  • Six more conditions can be treated with cannabis than originally indicated
  • Research has shown positive results in treating seizures and epilepsy in children
  • A prescription from a physician is required still even at the end of life.

"Folks with cancer, Crohn’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, mitochondrial disease, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, seizure disorders and sickle cell disease can be legally be treated using cannabis oil as of 2015."

Read more: http://www.wrdw.com/content/news/More-ailments-could-be-added-to-cannabis-oil-treatment-list--420136993.html

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Study: Compound in marijuana seems to help with severe form of epilepsy
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Date: April 22, 2017 06:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Study: Compound in marijuana seems to help with severe form of Epilepsy





For parents of children with Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome, a disorder that can cause severe seizures, finding an effective cure can seem like a daunting and often unsuccessful task. However, new research on the effectiveness of cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana, may give these families new hope. According to studies, cannabidiol reduced seizures by 50 percent in 40 percent of participants. Furthermore, cannabidiol does not create a high, and is found to be relatively safe, although some side effects, such as decreased appetite and lethargy might occur. Although cannabidiol is still currently under investigation by the FDA, it could be approved in as little as 6 months, making it a legal substance available for nationwide use.

Read more: Study: Compound in marijuana seems to help with severe form of epilepsy

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Cannabidiol bill for epileptic seizures moves closer to becoming law
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Date: April 14, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabidiol bill for epileptic seizures moves closer to becoming law





Author Janet Williams writes about a bill in Indianapolis that would further the usage of medical marijuana for use among patients with epilepsy. The article lists the how the votes were cast and which side they favored. The author also makes a point to mention that the medical marijuana would be high CBD product rather than the typical form which contains majority THC, meaning that the medical product would not be for "getting high", but in fact would be medicine for epilepsy treatment with no psychoactive properties.

Key Takeaways:

  • -INDIANAPOLIS — Separate bills to legalize the use of cannabidiol to treat epileptic seizures passed the Indiana House and Senate Thursday.
  • -Our goal has always been to give relief to the desperate parents who don’t seem to see any other way to treat their child, and to give them relief from constant epileptic seizures,
  • -Tomes said that the problem with medical marijuana is that there are too many doors open for abusing it,

"Cannabidiol, or CBD is found in the seeds, stalk, and flowers of cannabis plants like hemp and marijuana. CBD has been found to minimize seizures in epileptic patients and has a negligible level of THC, the compound that creates the “high” feeling in marijuana."

Read more: http://thestatehousefile.com/cannabidiol-bill-epileptic-seizures-moves-closer-becoming-law/30969/

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Virginia Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Use and Distribution of CBD and THC-A Oil
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Date: March 26, 2017 08:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Virginia Legislature Passes Bill Allowing Use and Distribution of CBD and THC-A Oil





Current Virginia legislation under consideration would expand the use of cannabis oils containing CBD and THCA to more patients than just those with certain kinds of seizure disorders. The new bill would include patients who suffer from AIDS/ HIV, Krohn's and other disorders where treatment is deemed appropriate by a doctor. The bill would also allow two important aspects:it would allow pharmacies to manufacture products and also end the current policy of suspending drivers license for those in possession.

Key Takeaways:

  • Under current Virginia law, oil made from CBD or THCA (both compounds found in cannabis) is legal to possess and use for medical purposes, but only for those with intractable epilepsy.
  • The proposal also allows pharmacies to manufacture and distribute the medicines to qualified patients.
  • Virginia’s full legislature also recently passed a measure to end driver’s license suspensions for marijuana possession charges.

"The newly-approved measure would greatly expand the list of conditions that makes someone eligible to use these medicines to include HIV/AIDS, cancer, Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis and several others."

Read more: https://thejointblog.com/virginia-cbd-thca-oil/

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Treading carefully on medical marijuana
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Date: March 24, 2017 11:44 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Treading carefully on medical marijuana





Medical marijuana has long been a controversial topic and countries all over the world are slow to make cannabis available for medical reasons. Many people swear by marijuana as an effective treatment for a variety of conditions. Unfortunately, there is limited scientific evidence to support some of these medical claims and proponents of the plant should be cautious when making such claims. This article provides an in-depth explanation of what has been proven in scientific research and what studies some countries are undertaking.

Key Takeaways:

  • In the past few weeks, the government has decided to use marijuana in the treament of childhood epilepsy, cancer patients and multiple sclerosis.
  • There are currently 2 drugs on the market since 1995. They are dronabinol and nabilone. Used for nausea after chemo and weight gain for AIDS patients.
  • All studies have been shown as mostly inconclusive and the studies have not been closely monitored enough to have any impact.

"The calls for legalisation of medicinal cannabis have been shrill and perhaps based on misunderstanding."

Read more: http://www.independent.ie/life/health-wellbeing/health-features/treading-carefully-on-medical-marijuana-35539393.html

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Mexico City Study Shows CBD Oil Reduces Seizures For 84% Of Patients
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Date: March 18, 2017 02:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Mexico City Study Shows CBD Oil Reduces Seizures For 84% Of Patients





More and more evidence supports the benefits of CBD oil, including a new study conducted in Mexico City. This new study shows how the use of this oil reduced seizures in patients by a whopping 84%, and that is just the start of the exciting benefits. CBD oil is a life-changing oil, although it is still under a great deal of speculation from so many people. Is CBD oil really that beneficial? This study says everything that you should know.

Key Takeaways:

  • The effects of A THC, cannabis-derived oil on patients with seizures was the focus of a study in Mexico.
  • Of the 39 patients involved in the month long study, approximately 85 percent saw a significant reduction of seizure activity, with nearly 20 percent reporting an alleviation of all symptoms.
  • Also worth noting, none of those involved experienced adverse effects from the oil.

"While this specific disorder accounts for only 2 to 5% of epilepsy sufferers, it is well known among neurologists and pediatricians for its resistance to traditional medicine."

Read more: http://massappeal.com/mexico-city-study-cbd-oil-reduce-seizures/

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Medical cannabis - The healing pros and cons
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Date: March 18, 2017 01:44 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Medical cannabis - The healing pros and cons





Medical cannabis is becoming more widely accepted across the world as studies continue to show the phenomenal results patients have obtained with its use. There is no question that medical marijuana has an array of positive benefits associated with its use that you should know. But, are there disadvantages of using medical marijuana? Nothing is perfect, so it is only expected that some disadvantages exist. Learn more about both the pros and the cons of medical cannabis without delay.

Key Takeaways:

  • Cannabis-derived products have shown to help with pain and emotional distress.
  • Medical cannabis is non-toxic and non-addictive. It offers relief without the side effects some prescription opioid drugs have.
  • Medical cannabis offers a more targeted therapy option compared to the usual prescription drugs as doctors can choose the applicable combination and dosage.

"The use of medical cannabis is currently legal in 28 states, and proponents say the herb is changing lives by granting relief to people suffering from such problems as chronic cancer pain, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, anxiety and sleep disorders."

Read more: http://www.naturalnews.com/2017-03-15-medical-cannabis-the-healing-pros-and-cons.html

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Benefits of Coconut Oil Are Undeniable
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Date: March 15, 2017 01:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits of Coconut Oil Are Undeniable





Coconut oil is now being viewed as a superfood. It's high in healthy saturated fat. Populations that have consumed coconut oil for generations have a low risk of vascular disease, stroke and heart disease as well as increase good cholesterol.Substances found in coconut oil have been proven to fight infections. It can also be used to clean or even repel insects.

Key Takeaways:

  • That’s why coconut oil seems to have moved from “What is it?” to “It’s a superfood!” as people all over the world take stock of what it can do for them.
  • You may have heard that while saturated fat was once thought to be a leading cause of heart disease, it’s now known to be not just beneficial but crucial for good health.
  • Coconut oil contains medium-chain triglycerides that can have therapeutic benefits for people with certain brain disorders, Epilepsy, and may even help prevent Alzheimer’s disease.

"Nutritionally speaking, the fatty acids in coconut oil lend several health benefits, including improved brain function, stimulating your body’s metabolism, generating energy and helping you shed excess body fat, as has been shown among people from populations that regularly consume high amounts of coconut oil."



Reference:

//www.healthnutnews.com/benefits-coconut-oil-undeniable/

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This Man Used Hemp Oil On Live TV To Draw Attention To His Granddaughter's Health
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Date: February 01, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: This Man Used Hemp Oil On Live TV To Draw Attention To His Granddaughter's Health





The United States is not the only place where marijuana plant products are under fire. Even in Australia, it is nearly impossible to get CBD oil for treatment of medical conditions such as Epilepsy. One particular case in Australia is gaining media attention. It is the case of 5-year-old Katelyn whose grandfather has been giving her CBD oil to help with her Dravet Syndrome seizures. Her grandfather is under threat of being arrested, but he says it is worth it if he gets his family better access to a drug that will greatly help with her condition.

Key Takeaways:

  • A millionaire philanthropist has taken hemp oil on national television to highlight his granddaughter's struggle to get treatment for her Epilepsy, as the five-year-old-girl begs prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and state premiers to make medicinal cannabis more accessible.
  • The letter, published on the Greenlight foundation website, pleads with Turnbull and state premiers to speed up the process to make medical cannabis more widely available.
  • Australia is progressing towards conventional medical cannabis treatments, but each state has different laws governing use of the medicine, while other states are in various stages if medical trials.

"A millionaire philanthropist has taken hemp oil on national television to highlight his granddaughter's struggle to get treatment for her Epilepsy, as the five-year-old-girl begs prime minister Malcolm Turnbull and state premiers to make medicinal cannabis more accessible."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.huffingtonpost.com.au/2017/01/22/this-man-used-cannabis-oil-on-live-tv-to-draw-attention-to-his-g/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmMzNTEwZjgyOWIxNGI2ODg6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNH4e2Oq92FQoi2yqKpbXSLTre7Erg

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Cannabis and Epilepsy Treatment
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Date: January 30, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Cannabis and Epilepsy Treatment





For those who struggle with seizures or have a family member who does, it can be difficult to find a treatment plan that manages it effectively. CBD oil has become a promising choice for people in a situation where normal treatment options are not working. A lot of research is being done on the subject, but the advancement of the field is going slow. There are a few stories of CBD oil being used to prevent seizures in children who did not respond to more mainstream treatment. This has allowed them to be functioning members of society.

Key Takeaways:

  • Since medicinal cannabis has become a more commonplace alternative for a well-established list of ailments, patients are finding a place for it next to their Advil and Tums.
  • But unlike many other chronic illnesses that can be managed with over-the-counter supplements, Epilepsy requires a specific cocktail of chemicals not readily available at the local corner store.
  • Cannabis has demonstrated so much promise in the treatment of Epilepsy that FDA-approved clinical trials are underway.

"There has been no other drug in history that has been as widely consumed and applied for medicinal use without the institutional blessing symbolized by clinical human trials."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.leafly.com/news/health/marijuana-and-Epilepsy-seizure-treatment&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHdX4BW6YoxXcelYzaZ3r11N5gjgw

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Change likely to make CDB oil accessible
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Date: January 25, 2017 10:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Change likely to make CDB oil accessible





Due to the efforts of one parent with a child that suffered from seizures, cannabis treatment for the disorder may be likely in the future. Sally Schaeffer helped pass Lydia’s Law in 2014, which hopes to allow research on the use of the drug. However, wording in the law has forced doctors to apply for an FDA investigational license. An alteration to the law next week is hoping to change that. The bill will hopefully at least allow people in Wisconsin to legally own the oil. The government is trying to get it legalized at a national level as well.

Key Takeaways:

  • State Act 267 – now Lydia’s Law – was passed in April 2014, supporters hailed it as a potential alternative to traditional Epilepsy medications.
  • The bill (Lydia's Law) had a flaw- doctors had to apply for an FDA investigational license. New legislation is happening so now people can legally possess the CBD oil in the state of Wisconsin.
  • In no way does this mean that the use of medical or recreational marijuana is allowed.

"After two years of a stalemate in the state government, a bill legalizing the use of cannabidiol as seizure treatment may finally become useful."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//myracinecounty.com/%3Fp%3D24290&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE2haILyUca0hK17kOd9K6_bIwZnw

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8 Ways Hemp Can Keep You Healthy In 2017
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Date: January 22, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: 8 Ways Hemp Can Keep You Healthy In 2017





Did you know Hemp the "miracle" plant can keep you healthy? Hemp contains cannabidiol that has reduced kids with Epilepsy seizures from hundreds a week. The hemp plant is packed full of antioxidants. Hemp Is also a great Anti-Inflammatory. Hemp can also help keep you calm and protects your brain.

Key Takeaways:

  • Hemp truly is a miracle plant. It is an amazing, sustainable fiber for clothing and building material, the seeds can also provide the body with some amazing health benefits.
  • Our cells, just by breathing and consuming energy, create toxic waste called free radicals.
  • Turns out the hemp plant is packed full of antioxidants, with studies showing our old friend cannabidiol to be a powerful source.

""Turns out the hemp plant is packed full of antioxidants, with studies showing our old friend cannabidiol to be a powerful source, even more so than vitamin C and E.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.collective-evolution.com/2017/01/11/8-ways-hemp-can-keep-you-healthy-in-2017/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmM2M2RhZjlmZTVmZDZjMmU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNE3pJN7lbxzg2nEWb5UwGlRfNTexw

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A New Marijuana To Relieve Pain Without The High
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Date: January 19, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A New Marijuana To Relieve Pain Without The High





The pure medical value of marijuana is apparently being isolated without getting the user high, LatinosHealth reports. The two main molecules in marijuana are THC (which contains the "high"), and CBD, which does not get the user high, but can relieve pain. Efforts are being made to isolate the CBD side of marijuana for pure medical use.

Key Takeaways:

  • The medicinal value of the intoxicating plant Marijuana has often been contested because of its side effects but a recent study claims it can be successfully used as a pain reliever and that too without getting high!
  • According to the Washington Post marijuana consists of two main molecules, one is an intoxicating agent called tetrahydrocannabinol or THC a mind altering substance and the other cannabidiol or CBD which does not get the user high.
  • Another New York University neurologist Orrin Devinsky and his colleague Daniel Friedman observed that patients receiving CBD apart from their usual medicines had 39 percent lesser convulsive seizures than others.

"Earlier researchers were of the opinion that CBD had no use in the human body while THC was used to treat pain, nausea, loss of appetite and other problems but that notion has changed as CBD has been used in the treatment of diseases like Epilepsy, anxiety, schizophrenia, heart disease and cancer."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.latinoshealth.com/articles/22451/20170106/new-marijuana-relieve-pain-without-high.htm&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNF3P1maud1n4GwSlTDPPTgnFqgDXQ

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Did cannabis oil prove to be a miracle cure for this little boy with epilepsy?
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Date: January 16, 2017 12:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Did cannabis oil prove to be a miracle cure for this little boy with Epilepsy?





Bruno Delgado of Florida is one case that shows the miracle medicinal cannabis can provide to patients who suffer from seizures. He went from suffering from 300 seizures to barely any. It makes his condition much more manageable. In order to get to the point they are at, his mother had to go over the recommended dose imposed by Florida law. However, she says it is much more preferable to his suffering. Many people are calling for marijuana to be legalized so research can progress. Right now, they are hindered by legal restrictions.

Key Takeaways:

  • Florida is also planning to reduce the restrictions on medical cannabis after 71 percent people voted to support an amendment to the state constitution.
  • Cannabis' potential to cure and treat numerous ailments has been highlighted in numerous research conducted in the US and other parts of the world.
  • in the UK, the medicines regulator is planning to classify cannabidiol or cannabis-infused products as medicines from this year onwards

""Though cannabis use has now been legalised by above 50 American states, it is still considered illegal for any sort of usage and labelled as a narcotic drug by the federal government.""



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.ibtimes.co.in/cannabis-oil-acts-miracle-this-little-boy-Epilepsy-us-710860&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNFlC9chPQ6GB3akTsB1kpJFEfCPMw

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A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high
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Date: January 15, 2017 02:59 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: A powerful new form of medical marijuana, without the high





A new and powerful form of medical marijuana has been discovered, and it will help relieve any ailments you may be having without giving you the “high” effect that many types of marijuana tend to give. This form of marijuana contains cannabidiol, or CBD, not THC, which gives the high effect. Scientists have determined that it can help cure illnesses such as anxiety, heart disease, and cancer. While there is still more research still needs to be done, scientists are hopeful that these findings will help patients shift away from using marijuana with THC.

Key Takeaways:

  • Over decades, researchers have found that THC may help treat pain, nausea, loss of appetite and other problems, while CBD was thought to be biologically inactive in humans.
  • But in the past 10 years, scientists have concluded that CBD may be quite useful.
  • Dozens of studies have found evidence that the compound can treat Epilepsy as well as a range of other illnesses, including anxiety, schizophrenia, heart disease and cancer.

"Many were brief, a half-minute of staring into space, but he also had severe episodes in which he would collapse, sometimes injuring himself."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//gazette.com/a-powerful-new-form-of-medical-marijuana-without-the-high/article/1593407&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjViYjkzZDJlODZhNjI0ZWE6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNEa2zZW_QgXuxlhJKMxNSA93YE0sg

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Marijuana oil shows promise in treating epilepsy
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Date: January 12, 2017 07:59 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (support@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Marijuana oil shows promise in treating Epilepsy





Recently a compound that is found in marijuana has been showing some great promise in regards to the treatment of Epilepsy in both adults and children. After nearly two years of research, researchers are getting the data that they need to show that the treatment method works in general. Researchers observed a reduction in the number of seizures in the majority number of the patients during clinical trials in general.

Key Takeaways:

  • A compound found in marijuana is showing great promise in the treatment of Epilepsy in both kids and adults.
  • After two years of research, "finally we are getting the data to show patients that the treatment works," explains UAB neurologist Dr. Jerzy Szaflarski.
  • They've observed a reduction in seizures in the majority of patients in clinical trials, and some are even seizure-free.

"Results are so promising with CBD that this marijuana derivative -- which can't make anyone high -- could be available to patients in need within 18 months."



Reference:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=//www.wndu.com/content/news/Marijuana-oil-shows-promise-in-treating-Epilepsy--408613585.html&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGmM2M2RhZjlmZTVmZDZjMmU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHXTm9wvPEMct6BPvUtc5_Ltou99w

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How does CBD help with Seizures
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Date: December 19, 2016 10:28 PM
Author: Darrell Miller
Subject: How does CBD help with Seizures

Seizures are the sudden changes in the brain's electrical activity. It usually affects how a person acts for a short period of time or appear. The symptoms of seizure include a loss of control and violent shaking. There can be several causes for the seizures. Anything that affects the brain's normal activity can lead to seizures. Several causes of seizures include injury to the head, fever, disease or even certain uses of medications. A person suffering from regular seizures due to brain disorder is called to be having Epilepsy. Seizures can take different forms that affect many people in different ways, as some people call it electrical storms in the brain.


CBD, also known as Cannabidiol is one of the cannabinoids found in Cannabis that has potential medical benefits. CBD is non-psychoactive that does not psychoactive effects in the body, instead has shown positive outcomes in curing seizures. The reason behind why CBD is non-psychoactive is due to lack of affinity of CBD for CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are present in a major concentration in the brain which is responsible for the psychoactive effect of THC. Most of the people suffering from seizures have reported the positive outcome, while they were on treatment with CBD. In recent years, CBD has been claimed to be most beneficial medication for the treatment of Epilepsy. People who were under the treatment of anti-seizure medication called Clobazam has also responded positively in favor of Epidiolex, that contains 99% oil-based extract of CBD.

CBD has several therapeutic effects. Unlike THC, CBD has a less binding affinity to the CB1 and CB2, those are Cannabinoid receptors. Instead, CBD stimulates endogenous cannabinoid signal by suppressing enzyme fatty acid amide hydroxylase (FAAH). CBD helps in enhancing endocannabinoid by suppressing FAAH. CBD also opposes the action of THC at CB1 receptor, thus help to mute the effects of THC. CBD also stimulates 2-AG, that activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors, where CB2 receptors are predominant in the immune system and peripheral nervous system. It is found that CBD binds directly with 'G-protein' coupled receptors and other ion channels to grant therapeutic effect. CBD is also known as the TRPV-1 stimulant that helps, CBD-rich Cannabis in the effective treatment of the neuropathic pain.


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Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary
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Date: January 27, 2014 09:31 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Top reasons why gluten free diet is necessary

glutenWhat is Gluten

Gluten is a protein found mainly in grains, which include wheat, farro, durum, bulgur, spelt, semolina and many others. It is also found in other foods and is present in some toothpaste brands. Gluten is difficult to completely digest and can cause serious health problems for some people. It is for this reason that many people are increasingly consuming gluten free diet in an attempt at avoiding its negative health effects. The following is a look at the adverse effects of gluten in the human body.

What Gluten can Do

Some people’s bodies react to the presence of the protein by attacking it and the body tissue surrounding it, which results to numerous health problems in the body. Gluten is responsible for a condition referred to as celiac disease, which is a serious form of gluten sensitivity. This disease is considered an autoimmune disease because the body’s immune system attacks the protein and the cells of the digestive tract’s enzymes. This leads to bloating, gas, stomach pain, anemia, skin rashes, muscle cramps and bone pain. Other symptoms include missed periods in women, stunted growth in children, seizures, mouth sores, calcium deficiency, nerve damage and nutrient malabsorption.

Other serious effects of ingesting gluten

Include increased risk of developing some forms of cancer and chronic diarrhea. The protein has also been found to cause intestinal inflammation and degeneration of intestinal lining. Weakened intestines are dangerous because they can permit foreign substances into the blood stream, which is common in persons suffering from celiac disease.

Gluten is also associated with numerous disorders of the brain. Conclusive studies have associated the protein to a condition referred to as cerebellar ataxia. Its symptoms include difficulties in coordinating balance, problems with speech and movement. Gluten free diet results to significant improvement in health for persons suffering from autism, Epilepsy and schizophrenia.

It has been observed that gluten may be addictive, which is why many people crave for meals made of wheat and other grains. This has not been conclusively proven but there are studies that suggest that traces of the protein’s exorphins can find their way into the human brain.

Gluten Free

Gluten free diet is healthy because it improves a person’s bone density, reducing the risk of osteoporosis. Any people experience significant benefits in their mental, emotional and physical health after eliminating the protein from their diets. It is, therefore, important that a gluten free diet be consumed especially by people who react negatively to it.

References:

  1. //www.mypassion4health.com/articles/gluten_sensitivity.html
  2. //www.cnn.com/2013/04/05/health/gluten-5-things/
  3. //www.care2.com/greenliving/6-shocking-reasons-why-gluten-is-bad-for-you.html

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What Is GABA And Why Is It Important For The Brain
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Date: December 21, 2013 01:22 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is GABA And Why Is It Important For The Brain

brainWhat is GABA

The human brains need various supplements to make it work better. One such supplement is the gamma aminobutyric acid, abbreviated as GABA. It is the second most important neurotransmitter for the brain. The neurotransmitters allow synapses that transfer information to gray matter in human. This amino acid gives human an inhibiting experience thus making one calm. This makes it possible for one to have a feeling of well being and tranquility.

GABA on Human Body

GABA is useful in the human body because it acts as neurotransmitters. This means you are protected from nerve impulses. This neurotransmitter cools the brain. Research has shown that it helps to increase alpha wave production. This is related to the feeling of relaxation we have in brains.

For the brain to work, it must receive impulses smoothly. Human who lack GABA get affected by receiving impulses in spurts. Spurt makes the brain get arrhythmia. This contributes your emotional well being.

For the brain to work well, it has to be free from various conditions. Some of these conditions come because GABA is not present. Insufficiency leads to one showing symptoms of anxiety, irritability, and constant headaches, getting hypertension, palpitations, Epilepsy, low sex drives and heart disorders.

GABA on Insomnia

With enough GABA, it is known to prevent the feeling of insomnia. This comes when neurons firing decreases to make one have a restful sleep. The calming effect helps an individual’s brain to have elevated moods which is an important part for reducing blood pressure. To enable an individual have more concentrations when working, they need to have increased levels of GABA.

Ideally, the brain changes as we become old. With enough concentration of GABA in bodies, we actually slow the aging effects. This helps to trigger and stimulate pituitary glands that give human beings their growing hormone, the HGH. Aging causes HGH to slow down thus leading to degenerative diseases and wrinkles.

References:

  1. //www.wisegeek.com/what-is-gaba.htm
  2. //bethanycarder.com/archives/238

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Can Glutathione Taken Orally Be Effective?
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Date: December 28, 2012 04:12 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanet.net)
Subject: Can Glutathione Taken Orally Be Effective?

One of the main antioxidant found in the human body is glutathione. The chemical nature of it is made up of three amino acids together bound with tripeptide bonds. The many functions of glutathione in human body include gene expressions, DNA synthesis, protein synthesis, etc. It has been noted that deficiency of this chemical in human body gives rise to diseases and problems like Parkinson's diseases, AIDS, Epilepsy, sepsis, Alzheimer's disease, cardiovascular troubles, trauma, Schizophrenia and many others.

The amino acid that is extracted from the protein containing food consumed by an individual helps in the formation of glutathione in the body itself. Many medical personalities might suggest the consumption of oral glutathione pills by those who have glutathione deficiency. It must however be noted that the answer to the question can glutathione taken orally be effective is a widely debated topic. Most of the recent medical tests and experiments suggest that although no forms of side effects are caused by oral consumption of this chemical as pills, but effectiveness of the medicine is not 100%.

The chemicals and organic supplements present in glutathione are not 100% absorbed by the body when it is taken orally. Without intravenous administration, this chemical would never provide the required results in maintaining a healthy body. The glutathione, when taken down orally, is partly broken in the digestive canal, especially in the small intestines through the enzymes that are present. Hence most of the benefits of this chemical would be lost adding to the cellular toxicity of the body if consumed orally. Most doctors and medical professionals suggest that instead of taking glutathione orally as pills, one should have food that is protein rich.

Consumption of protein rich food, especially protein shakes, in turn, adds to the intravenous glutathione production which is best suited for the body. Consuming NAC can help boost glutathione levels as well.

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What Is Vitamin B-2 Riboflavon Good For?
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Date: November 17, 2012 02:11 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: What Is Vitamin B-2 Riboflavon Good For?

Vitamin B-2 is one of the B-complex, water soluble vitamins that is required for the proper functioning of the human body. They can be found in different dietary sources including but not limited to eggs, dairy products, grains and cereals, green vegetables, mushrooms, oily fish and meat. 

A B-2 Deficiency:

It is concluded that the deficiency in this vitamin can disrupt the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein. Symptoms of deficiency includes high sensitivity to light, inflammation the mouth, sore tongue, anemia, skin rash and fatigue, and it affects mostly malnourished people like alcoholics and the elderly.

Benefits of vitamin B-2 Riboflavin.

Apart from helping to increase the level of body metabolism, the vitamins is also useful in helping to prevent and treat diseases e.G. Riboflavin deficiency states and newborn jaundice. It can also help for the prevention of cataracts of the eyes and reduce migraine headaches intensity. Riboflavin plays a major role in the development of reproductive organs. It also help to support the growth of body tissue like the skin, nervous system, mucous membranes and the connective tissue. vitamin B-2 helps to improve the body immunity by energizing the body's natural defense and disease suppressing systems. Known to be very helpful as a natural supplement in the treatment of nervous system conditions like Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and Epilepsy.

Constant intake of vitamin B-2 will help in the digestion of carbohydrates, fats and protein so that the body cells can derive more minerals and vitamins from them, for utilization. Absorption of other vitamins and minerals like folic acid, vitamin B1, Iron and vitamin B6 is also made very possible.

To have stress free digestion you'll need to have a digestive system with functioning mucus membranes. Riboflavin is helpful in making the mucus membrane in the digestive track work at optimum levels. Recent research also suggests that vitamin B-2 can help improve the body's response to iron therapy, which is a method used to boost red blood cell production in sickle cell anemia patients.

So my question to you is, are you getting enough B-2 in your daily diet?

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glycine: a healthy amino acid
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Date: November 15, 2012 07:56 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: glycine: a healthy amino acid

For those who have heard about glycine and wonder about its health benefits, they should first of all know that it's a proteinogenic amino acid with its name being a combination from the words glycogen and glucose. This is not an essential amino acid for the body, because it can be obtained from other sources.

Nutritional Role

Many studies have been performed around glycine and the results show that it can be easily used in order to reduce the psychotic symptoms associated with schizophrenia and at the same time it can also be used to reduce symptoms that are associated with BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Health benefits

It seems that glycine also has many benefits in nutrition and they are as following:

  • Benign prostatic hyperplasia
  • Mental health
  • Digestion
  • Nervous system
  • Energy metabolism

Importance

Glycine is similar with many other amino acids and one of those similarities is in the fact that it has a great importance for the nervous system, more specifically in what regards understanding and memory. Due to the fact that glycine work as a neurotransmitter, it has been successfully used in many treatments for hyperactivity, Epilepsy and bipolar depression. Not only that, but it also supplies the human body with creatine which is vital for having healthy developing muscles.

More to that, it also helps with maintaining a healthy prostate and with healing damaged skin. On the other hand, it seems that its uses are much broader and deeper, down to even helping out the body with detoxifying the liver and eventually helping with the calcium absorption process.

Where is it found?

People can easily get glycine from foods like seeds, soya, gelatin, dairy and fish products, but also meat. In some cases, it's used as a sweetener and also in food supplements and protein drinks. Lastly, unless the individual needs this amino acid specifically, there is no need to actually get it, as the body can produce it unless for some reason the body mechanism that produces it is blocked.  Then supplementation is essential to good health and wellness.

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Benefits Of Bacopa Leaf Extract?
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Date: October 15, 2012 11:30 PM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: Benefits Of Bacopa Leaf Extract?

Bacopa Leaves

Bacopa, a medicinal herb, is commonly found in marshy locations in India. Ayurvedic health practitioners use the stems and leaves of bacopa for the preparation of extracts, which is an ayurvedic medicine. In India, the bacopa leaf extract is used for curing a number of diseases for the past 1,500 years. Bacopa is also called brahmi, sambrani chettu, water hyssop, etc. The bacopa leaf extract is highly effective for treating mental problems, Epilepsy, asthma, etc. It is also useful for getting relief from depression, anxiety, systolyc blood pressure, palpitation, insomnia, nervousness, memory span, mental fatigue, etc.

Bacopa Leaf Extract and Dementia

Studies show that bacopa leaf extract is highly effective for people with dementia. These patients experience memory problems, impaired movement, difficulty to speak, etc. Bacopa leaf extract is effective for improving cognitive and neurological functions, and memory.

Bacopa Leaf Extract and Parkinson's Disease

As per the findings of University of Maryland Medical Center, bacopa leaf extract can be used for treating people with Parkinson's disease. This disease mainly affects chemicals in your brain. Therefore, it creates problems such as depression, cognitive impairment, etc. By improving the blood circulation to the brain, bacopa leaf extract helps to enhance cognitive function, neurological function and mood.

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How Does GABA Help Brain Function?
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Date: May 16, 2012 08:43 AM
Author: Darrell Miller (dm@vitanetonline.com)
Subject: How Does GABA Help Brain Function?

Gamma Amino Butyric Acid, GABA, is a neurotransmitter found in central nervous system. It has an inhibitory action on nerve transmission and helps in regulating brain activity and function.

Healthy functioning of brain is important to achieve optimal health. In today's fast paced lifestyle, work related stress and anxiety have taken a toll on man's health. Mental stress and anxiety can cause havoc on the internal systems of the body. According to American Psychological Association, stress can affect the physical as well as mental health of a person. It impairs the brain's ability to block certain toxins and can lead to certain aging conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Stress can affect brain's normal functioning and affect intellectual abilities and memory. GABA helps in calming the stress and thereby enhancing the functioning capacity of the brain. Let us understand how does GABA help in brain function?

Role of GABA in cerebral cortex:

The nervous system comprises of neurons, brain, spinal cord and neurotransmitters. The role of neurotransmitters is to transmit nerve signals from one neuron to another or from neuron to muscle or gland cell. The most abundant neurotransmitters in cerebral cortex, Glutamate and GABA, have opposite action on the neuron cells.

Glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter, which results in neuron fires and sends an electrical impulse down its length. On the other hand, GABA, made from glutamate, has inhibitory action on the nerve cells and does not allow the electrical impulse to pass through the neuron. In case of deficiency of GABA, nerve cells will fire too often and too easily, resulting in wide number of anxiety disorders such as panic attacks, seizure disorders, headaches and other cognitive impairment disorders. Hence, GABA helps in stopping the transmission of nerve impulses from one neuron to another and thereby regulating brain activity. It has a calming effect on the brain.

Once the activity in the brain is regulated and cognitive abilities are restored by GABA, the person can think better and perform better. This natural tranquilizer allows your brain to function more efficiently. Studies have related many higher brain functions such as visual recognition and language comprehension with declining levels of GABA with advancing age. This results in easy firing of neurons by stimulus, slowing down processing of information in brain.

Health benefits of GABA:

According to studies, GABA plays an important role in healthy functioning of mind and body. It helps in:

1. Treating conditions like depression, anxiety, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Epilepsy. The result is due to the calming effect of GABA on brain activity. It helps in clear thinking and better reasoning.

2. Preventing age related conditions such as cardiovascular disorder, diabetes and cancer.

3. Inducing a sense of relaxation by providing tranquilizing effect. GABA increases dopamine hormone in the body and gives a sense of euphoria. You remain happy and of course this has a positive effect on sexual system.

4. Relieving pain.

5. Promoting body building and losing extra fat.

GABA can be purchased as a supplement in the form of pill, capsule or powder form. It is a natural alternative for relieving stress and improving brain function.

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