The Inside Story of Cannabidoil

What are the benefits of Canabidoil (CBD)? This video is a brilliant analogy of what CBD does to one’s body. After seeing this video on The Inside Story of Cannabidoil you will fully comprehend the effect in a, sort of, layman’s way.

We supply a top quality CBD oil called Meduca™ right here in South Africa. It is a nutritional supplement to assist the body restore its natural balance. To read more about Meduca™ please click here or click here to order now.

Parkinson’s disease and the Endocannabinoid system

The occurrence of Parkinson’s disease in conversations I have lately made me feel like I should put down some information on it on my blog relating to Parkinson’s disease and the Endocannabinoid system. .

Who is affected by Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s affects 1% of the elderly population. That is quite a significant amount! Age seems to be the most significant factor. A very low percentage of people develop Parkinson’s below the age of 65 years. There are some who believe it is in the genes, i.e. inherited but there is no conclusive evidence that this is the only cause. Conclusive cause is still a mystery. I believe we know exactly what the cause is but that’s just my opinion.

What is Parkinson’s?

Parkinson’s affects the way you move. It happens when there is a problem with certain brain cells. The most interesting thing is that these cells produce Dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical used by the body to send signals to the parts of your brain that controls movement. It causes your muscles to move smoothly and to “follow your instruction”. These nerve cells break down and this is then called Parkinson’s. Once this starts happening you start losing control of not only the way you move but also the way your body follows your instruction.

Can Parkinson’s be cured?

The most debilitating part about Parkinson’s is that it doesn’t go away. It progressively gets worse over time. It happens fairly slowly over many years.

Interestingly, although there are studies that propose to treat Parkinson’s there is hardly any clinically proven new therapies for its cure. Increasing evidence suggests that cannabinoids have a strong influence in the “movement” part of the brain called the basal ganglia. Without getting too technical it basically forms a significant part of the interaction between specific chemicals found in the brain that are responsible for movement.

The difficulty with treating Parkinson’s is because it is difficult to get enough synthetic drug elements to have good tissue penetration, especially in passing the blood brain barrier, without reaching toxic levels.

“Cannabinoid receptors in the brain appear to be intimately involved in the motor control. Cannabinoid CB1 receptors are densely located in the basal ganglia (BG), a forebrain system that integrates cortical information to coordinate motor activity regulating signals. In fact, the administration of plant-derived, synthetic or endogenous cannabinoids produces several effects on motor function. These effects are paralleled to changes in the levels of different neurotransmitters in the BG, including GABA, dopamine and glutamate, all of which are important players in movement control.

Cannabinoid receptors also participate in the etiopathology of movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease (PD) or Huntington’s disease (HD). In fact, both CB receptors and endocannabinoid levels are altered in the BG of patients with PD and HD and animal models of these diseases. The benefit of cannabinoids in PD or HD is not limited to the symptomatic amelioration, since several publications have revealed interesting neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory effects of these drugs. It has been suggested that cannabinoid modulation may constitute an important component in new therapeutic approaches to the treatment of motor disturbances.”

https://www.intechopen.com/books/cannabinoids-in-health-and-disease/cannabinoids-and-motor-control-of-the-basal-ganglia-therapeutic-potential-in-movement-disorders

It was also found in a study, and of course patented, that cannabinoids are antioxidants and are very useful in treating many oxidation associated diseases. Cannabinoids can function as neuroprotectants and can be used in treating diseases caused by oxidative stress. Very interestingly any of the cannabinoids can be used for this and not particularly THC (which is the psychoactive cannabinoid – the one that causes you to get high).

Here is an abstract from a study done to register a Patent Number US 6630507 B1 with relation to Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.

Have a look at what was found in this study.

“Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention. A particular disclosed class of cannabinoids useful as neuroprotective antioxidants is formula (I) wherein the R group is independently selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and COCH3.” Meduca is a full plant extract and contains a vast quantity of such nonpsychoactive cannabainoids.

If you haven’t already done so, you can enjoy in depth technical info by clicking here.

Here is more info on studies done in 2015: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4404240/

A pretty good multi-faceted look at Cannabis

Here is some great information in a pretty good multi-faceted look at Cannabis in The Cannabis Movie by Spirit Science. Thank you Spirit Science! This is for educational purposes only. We don’t necessarily endorse or agree with it all but it’s a great intro. I’ve been surprised at what I have found since private use of cannabis has been legalised in South Africa.

Meduca is a 100% natural full spectrum plant extract.

Naturally support restoration to injuries suffered as a result of diabetes

Recently I applied for life insurance. My premium was loaded for 2 reasons – I am overweight and my family history is rather dire. A full medical was requested which included some tests for blood sugar. I have not been diagnosed with diabetes but there are a few things that prompted me to seriously search for something that would support my body in this area. I became interested in a product that indicated that it can naturally support restoration to injuries suffered as a result of diabetes or insulin resistance. Of course I immediately bought a bottle. What I discovered, as well as the results I experienced, were astounding!

“It takes on average seven years for a  person to get diagnosed with diabetes for the first time, Sadly, the result is that about 30% of people with type 2 diabetes have already developed complications by the time they are diagnosed.” according to Dr Distiller, founder and managing director of the Centre for Diabetes and Endocrinology in Johannesburg

If you have diabetic ulcers you probably know most of the info on this post, but it was new to me. Read on because I am sure that getting know Aruca™ will make you shout for joy! There is hope! Look at what Aruca™ has done for some people who have experienced the worst effects of diabetes. (If you’re squeamish don’t look!)

This kind of healing is unmatched! A miracle to say the least. If Aruca™ can do this, imagine how effective it is in other areas. I am fortunate because I personally know the developer of Aruca™and he is specifically pedantic on effectivity, purity and balance. He has put enormous amounts of research into this product to make sure it does what it says it does.

DISCLAIMER: The timeline and results may differ from person to person. Obviously I have to emphasise that what happens for one may not happen for another but at R495 for a month’s supply I am sure that you would agree with me that it makes sense to try this, especially if you can naturally support restoration to injuries suffered as a result of diabetes or insulin resistance.

Only one of the reasons I’m on Aruca™ is because it promotes restoration, protection and vitalisation – holistically for the blood vessels and nerves. Aruca™ is a carefully formulated 100% natural herbal supplement that is specifically formulated to support the different systems of the body.  It not only contains the unique adaptogenic herbal extracts but also others that support anti-ageing, libido, immune function, anxiety and stress, pain relief and more.

“People often say that treating diabetes is expensive. However, I disagree. It is not providing this care that is very expensive – most of the high costs of diabetes come from treating its complications. Prevention, early identification and offering proper basic care are both essential and affordable. But not enough is being done to address this.”  Dr Anil Kapur, managing director of the World Diabetes Foundation (WDF)

This is a iist of some of the complications that are caused by Type 2 diabetes:

  • Heart and blood vessel disease. …
  • Nerve damage (neuropathy). …
  • Kidney damage (nephropathy). …
  • Eye damage. …
  • Foot damage. …
  • Hearing impairment. …
  • Skin conditions. …
  • Alzheimer’s disease.

Obviously you can see that the one that horrifies me the most is the deterioration of circulation in the blood vessels, i.e. blood vessel disease and nerve damage. Healing of wounds is slowed down and sometimes these wounds don’t heal at all. As you have seen above, the foot area can be severely affected and I did notice a small area on my left toe that was feeling numb! When this happens the tissue starts dying and you sit with the most dreadful sores, eventually leading to amputations! Anyone living with these kinds of sores will agree that it is a kind of hell nobody wants to experience. Dr Kapul talks about prevention and mentions that not enough is being done to address this. Well, this is one of the main reasons Aruca™ exists. 

Aruca™ can naturally reduce the effects and naturally support restoration to injuries suffered as a result of diabetes and insulin resistance

When I started taking Aruca™ I experienced major benefits in the first week already!

The numbness in my toe disappeared completely within the first month. My energy levels are enhanced massively and mood swings have disappeared. I think more clearly, I’m wide awake all day and I sleep like a rock at night. Needless to say I used to struggle to sleep most of the time. Especially after having children. With Aruca™ I’m taking care of my body holistically which I’m sure will naturally support restoration to injuries suffered as a result of diabetes and insulin resistance if necessary. Aruca™ has become a critical part of my daily routine. Any mom will agree that stress is high and a this kind of help is always welcome. The next step is to make sure my eating plan is cleaned up and of course starting to exercise with my kids has become such a pleasure.

Health 24 published a pretty detailed article in 2013 – updated in 2017. I suggest you read the article, it is certainly enlightening!

Diabetes Tsunami has hit South Africa

According to Dr Larry Distiller,  the diabetes tsunami has hit South Africa. He talks about 3,5 million South Africans suffering from diabetes and these are only the diagnosed ones. Over 5 million more South Africans are estimated to be pre-diabetic and undiagnosed.

Here are just a few disturbing points they make:

  • The majority of people in South Africa have type 2 diabetes. Many of these cases go undiagnosed as there are very few symptoms initially.
  • Diabetes complications are serious and include heart disease, stroke, blindness, amputations and kidney failure.
  • Globally, 366 million people have diabetes.
  • The greatest increase in diabetes is expected to be in Africa. It is predicted that the incidence of diabetes in Africa will have almost doubled by 2030.
  • The link between obesity and diabetes is so strong, that a new term has been coined: diabesity.
  • Ironically, there are links between diabetes and HIV/Aids and TB.
  • People with diabetes have a greater risk to develop TB as diabetes reduces the body’s immunity.
  • Many diabetic patients only get help when they already have complications.
  • Diabetes during pregnancy can cause serious complications and also increase the risk for both mother and child to develop diabetes later in life.

My grandfather died from diabetes complications and my own father was diagnosed with diabetes after a heart attack. If you are not diagnosed with diabetes but are at risk because of this kind of genetic disposition, wouldn’t it be great if you could find a way to naturally support restoration to injuries suffered as a result of diabetes or insulin resistance? I mean we’ve just learned that damage already takes place long before diagnosis!

Aruca™ is a must for everyone really. The statistics call for it – I started using it for numerous reasons but I’ll reveal more about this product in future posts. Subscribe to my Newsletter so you don’t miss out.

DISCLAIMER: This product is not intended to diagnose, cure, treat or prevent any disease. None of the statements have been evaluated by the FDE and MCC.