Happy National Hemp Month from Atlanta Integrative & Internal Medicine!
This July marks the second annual National Hemp Month, and we wanted to share some information about the different properties of this versatile and useful plant.
Hemp provides an all-natural, eco-friendly fiber with many applications, from clothing, to paper and even medicine. Hemp is in the cannabis family, but it is much different than its sister herb. The 2014 Farm Bill legally defined hemp as Cannibis Sativa L. and any part of the plant that contains less than 0.3% THC by dry weight. Farming for Hemp was also legalized in 2018 nationally.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a naturally occurring compound found in the cannabis plant. It is a safe medicine with non-addictive properties. Extensive scientific research, most of which was sponsored by the U.S. Government, includes CBD as potential treatment for many different disorders, such as:
Autoimmune diseases (RA, Crohn’s), Neurological conditions (MS, dementia, Parkinson’s, Brain injury), Metabolic syndrome (obesity, diabetes), Neuropsychiatric illness (autism, ADHD, PTSD), and skin diseases (acne, psoriasis).
CBD works on the endocannabinoid system in our bodies, which is a hot area of research. The endocannabinoid system plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect our everyday experience – our mood, our energy level, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.
Like all supplements, CBD is not regulated in terms of quality. Therefore, our pharmacy only carries doctor-curated options that meet professional standards. Our pharmacy carries some great brands, such as Carolina Hemp (formally Kingdom Harvest) and Procana. As dosing can vary, please follow label instructions and/or consult with your doctor. Give us a call today, we offer curbside pickup for all supplements!
For more information. Project CBD is a great resource to explore: https://www.projectcbd.org/.