Meet our Products - Organic Goods to Power Your Life

We started Biomedicanna with an idea, which made our eyes flicker with fire – we knew what we wanted ourselves and what we wanted to give to other people. We realized how powerful and healing nature can be and decided to share its strength with others. Like thousands of businesses worldwide, we started this ambitious journey by offering consumers a small selection of goods. However, we knew exactly what requirements and attitudes our products would meet – responsible growth and manufacturing, sustainability, vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free (we talked more about this in our previous blog). For more than a year now, we have been purposefully increasing the size of our e-shop and producing and selling only exceptional quality wellness products – drops, pastes, and cosmetics.

Nevertheless, we believe that it can still be difficult for many to grasp our range and understand all the valuable features of the products. Today we will once again get you acquainted with our products.

Strength in Every Drop

We will not lie by saying that people usually tend to misjudge certain things, so it is no secret that sometimes we pay too much attention to big things, and we tend to let small details pass through our finger. We’ve come a long way in improving the formula of the CBD Oil Drops, but not we are sure that even the smallest drop has a lot of strength, valuable materials, natural secrets, and science-based healthy solutions. 

One of the main reasons for the popularity of CBD Oil Drops is their versatility and ease of use. The relatively small 10 ml bottle holds approximately 200 drops, which, depending on consumption, last for an average of one month. In addition, there are a lot of cannabinoids, so hemp extracts have an extensive range of uses and an even more comprehensive range of health benefits. CBD Oil Drops can be used to relieve various pain, reduce levels of anxiety and depression, post-traumatic stress, and reduce the severity of acne. It may also help reduce both painful chemotherapy symptoms and reduce the growth of cancerous cells. CBD Oil Drops may also help fall asleep faster, strengthen the blood circulatory system and reduce various inflammations. As CBD itself has not yet been so extensively studied, one can only predict what other benefits scientists will find in multiple studies shortly.

CBD is one of the most prominent cannabinoids found in the hemp plant; however, it is certainly not the only one. Although different amounts of other cannabinoids can be found in CBD Oil Drops, those amounts will be small. It is worth mentioning THC, which is psychoactive cannabinoids that causes a ‘high’ sensation when used, can also be traced in certain products that we sell. Every time we communicate with buyers and prepare social media posts, advertise products, we emphasize that the amount of THC contained in the products does not exceed the laws in force in many countries and is significantly too small to give the already mentioned feeling. 

However, there are many countries where the use of this cannabinoid is regulated under even more strict laws. Due to this reason, we recently introduced CBD Oil Drops ZERO THC, which has already reached fantastic popularity. These products differ from the other on already mentioned THC cannabinoid content and label colours (the labels show greener when the other labels are more reminiscent of earth brown). Both types of CBD Oil Drops we sell are entirely safe to use, and differences do not impact their beneficial properties.

Another unique aspect of CBD Oil Drops is finding them in our store in three different strengths – 5, 10 & 21 per cent. The number, of course, indicates a different amount of CBD cannabinoid – the higher the number, the more milligrams of the component there is in the bottle; therefore, the stronger its effect. Despite the beneficial properties of CBD, we advise each community member to start their relationship with hemp using the weakest drops and gradually move to the more robust products. Consumption also depends on the desired effect: the weakest drops are suitable just to improve wellness, medium drops are perfect for people with minor health problems. In contrast, the strongest ones are usually used by people with significant health problems already treated by western medicine (one must consult a professional medical practitioner beforehand).

Syringe Full of Wellness

For many people, syringes are associated with sad emotions, sickness, and pain, but at Biomedicanna, a syringe means a burst of energy and health, and not needless or medication. To make the members of our community as familiar as possible with cannabinoids other than CBD, we filled the syringes with natural powers, organic ingredients, and scientific knowledge about hemp.

The products – CBG or MULTI-cannabinoid Paste – due to their specific texture, arrive at the customers’ home in 5 ml containers, which are incredibly convenient to use and always take with you. Another advantage is that the syringe accommodates about 100 rice grain size droplets. Although it may seem that the CBD Oil Drops discussed before outperforming the paste, it is necessary to mention that the paste usually has a higher concentration than the drops, so it promises faster and more prominent wellness effects.

We currently offer two different types of paste in our store. One of which is with CBG, also known as the mother cannabinoid (some other cannabinoids deriving from CBG are found as time goes on as a result of chemical reactions – read more about this in our blog a few weeks ago). Due to the extremely short harvesting window and a small amount, CBG is highly valued; it has no psychoactive effects. Even though CBG Paste is mainly chosen by patients diagnosed with oncological diseases and other severe health disorders, CBG is capable of helping other organs and systems as well. As CBG molecules attach very well to the endocannabinoid system receptors in various parts of our body, it supports multiple organs to function better. Brain, liver, spleen, pancreas, colon, vascular, reproductive, immune systems, muscles and bones all benefit from the consistent and correct use of CBG Paste.

However, CBG is not the only cannabinoid that deserves our praise. All cannabinoids found in hemp have favourable health properties, but what distinguishes them is the process of purification and isolation. To achieve the best possible effect and keep the product properties as natural as possible, we also offer customers a MULTI-cannabinoid Paste. In it, as many as seven different cannabinoids reveal their beneficial properties. The MULTI-cannabinoid Paste, which is on the market not for that long, quickly became one of the best-selling products, as one droplet here provides exceptional benefits.

Magic on Skin

People say that beauty lies inside, but in our opinion, one must radiate it from the outside. Of course, our health contributes a lot to our external beauty, but we are convinced that natural, organic cosmetics are just as crucial in maintaining our outer beauty. By understanding the power of nature and appreciating its wide range of healing properties, we have incorporated what is best in the hemp plant into various skin cosmetics and supplemented it with other natural ingredients to exceed everyone’s expectations.

If we had to find one word that would perfectly describe all of the skin cosmetic products in our store, it would be versatility without any hesitation. We believe that we must make the earth a better, safer place by leaving the world than we found it. We support sustainable ideas by using natural ingredients and adopting responsible, modern practices and ensuring that one cosmetic product solves few problems at the same time. In this way, the pollution of various packaging is reduced, and the sometimes rather complicated self-care process is simplified. 

We currently offer three types of cosmetics and skincare products in our e-shop – Silk Balm, Face & Body Cream, and Cooling Gel, all of which are united by the highest standards, independent testing laboratories and love for the planet. We have found one of the best ways to express our gratitude for nature and its healing strength, so each product, depending on its container size, contains at least 150 mg of CBD. Having excellent anti-inflammatory properties, CBD is beneficial not only internally but also externally as it helps to control certain skin disorders such as acne.

Our products with no harmful additives are perfect for each skin type, loving and pampering them all equally. The skin is given an external beauty; it is moisturized, smooth, but at the same time, it is taken care of at deeper layers as well – our products nourish the skin, soothe muscles, reduce inflammation, pain, and promote skin cell regeneration. The added ingredients are only organic and act synergistically, providing the skin with vitamins, balancing sebum secretion, fighting specific skin problems, and restoring its elasticity and firmness.

However, each product has its uniqueness and slightly different uses. Silk Balm is suitable for helping treat insect bites, light burns and frostbite (for more severe cases, seek immediate medical attention), can be used as a lip balm. Face & Body Cream, due to its relatively oily texture, is a great helper in the wintertime as it moisturizes and protects the skin, quickly absorbing into the deeper skin tissue. Cooling Gel is intended for athletes and those who lead an active lifestyle because as it has a cooling effect; the gel is perfect for after the workouts to relieve sore muscles and tense body.

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Too long, didn’t read? Now in our e-shop, we offer three categories of hemp wellness goods: CBD Oil Drops, Paste, and Cosmetics. In total, we currently offer twelve different products that differ in their cannabinoid concentration, cannabinoids themselves, texture, and uses. Striving for the harmony between us humans and nature, we strive for synergy and supplement our products with natural ingredients to further enhance their positive effects. Besides, all our products meet our approach – sustainable, responsible, cruelty-free, vegan, and highest quality products.

Become an Expert - Your Handy Guide to Cannabinoids

Bend one finger for each time someone said to you that no one is born to be an expert. Well, while you may run out of fingers counting, we should admit those sayings a complete truth. No one is born knowing every piece of information; therefore, we have to work tirelessly to learn new concepts and use the knowledge to advance our surroundings further and improve the quality of life. However, no matter how hard we would be learning, there still are many things we would not be able to master everything. 

While on the one hand, we are stopped by a lack of time, the other thing stopping us is fear and mostly ignorance. We can assure these two things do not help anyone become any wiser and just set us back, making us miss many great – no, incredible – opportunities. Our whole team at Biomedicanna can agree that one of the most exciting things that happened to us is joining people passionate about hemp and wellness. As we now can call ourselves some experts in the field of CBD Oil, CBG Paste and Cosmetics, every day, we receive many inquiries regarding what those three letters – CBD or CBG – mean… 

Today is the day you will become an expert yourself! As much as we love our jobs, one of the most lovable parts about it is educating others about the benefits of the products we offer. We have prepared a handy guide of the most commonly used abbreviations you can use whenever facing uncertainty!

Cannabichromene (CBC) is a cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Deriving from the CBGa same as THC and CBD, CBC is more similar to CBD due to its non-intoxicating properties and potential medical effects. Working well with other cannabinoids and well working alone, CBC remains in the bloodstream for longer and is thought to be very effective in fighting cancer cells. Besides, CBC has excellent anti-inflammatory and painkilling abilities together with antidepressant properties. However, this compound is still relatively new and requires more research to describe its therapeutic powers fully.

Cannabichromenic acid (CBCA) is an acidic cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp plants. CBCA is also a chemical precursor to CBC, but the previous component derives from CBGa, the mother compound. CBCA and CBC have different therapeutic properties, and as CBC forms in cannabis plants even before flowering begins, CBCA, similar to other acidic cannabinoids, is extracted by juicing raw plants. CBDA is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid, which medical researches and experiments show compounds beneficial abilities to relieve pain and minimise various inflammations.

Cannabicyclol (CBL) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis. Discovered in 1964, CBL is still relatively new and unresearched as it appears in minimal amounts, making it harder to understand compounds’ beneficial properties. However, scientists managed to get familiar with the CBL molecule’s structure which they say is similar to CBD; this also means CBL cannot deliver the effect of being high. On the other hand, there is one thing differentiating CBL from other compounds – its nature. While other compounds are found in early-to-mid stages of a plant’s life, CBL is created as a by-product of storing cannabis for more extended periods – as another compound, CBC, is exposed to light, it degrades and turns into CBL.

Cannabidiolic acid (CBDa) is an acidic cannabinoid found in cannabis and hemp. CBD is less known as the previous acts as a mother compound for the latter – as CBDa is heated and exposed to various light sources, it converts to CBD, and even though these two compounds are close, they do break down when used in different ways. While CBD is the most popular in oil drops, CBDa’s consumption methods are more uncommon. CBDa usually comes in the forms of topicals or tinctures, and some people even juice young plant leaves to enhance the effects of relieving inflammation and reduced pain.

Cannabidivarin (CBDV) is a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in cannabis plants with lower THC levels. Being relatively new, CBDV has not yet been thoroughly researched. However, experiments have shown CBDV to have similar properties as CBD – they both reduce the severity and frequency of seizures, relieves nausea, and fight inflammation. CBDV has also shown effective in treating Crohn’s, HIV/AIDS. Considered as an alternative remedy, CBDV is used in tests regarding various neurodevelopmental conditions, including Autism spectrum disorder (ASD), yet researches are far from finished.

Cannabidivarinic acid (CBDVa) is a minor cannabinoid found in cannabis plants. Being an acidic version of CBDV, it does not have any psychoactive properties. Like other acidic cannabinoids, one of the best ways to benefit from CBDVa is to juice the raw cannabis plant, but the level of this component varies depending on plants’ growth place and type. As mentioned, CBDVa beneficial properties are much like CBDA – the list includes anti-inflammatory abilities, potential to reduce seizures and prevent vomiting and nausea, therefore, giving relief to epileptic individuals and chemotherapy patients.

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Cannabigerol (CBG) is a cannabinoid obtained mainly from young cannabis plants as they contain higher amounts of the compound than fully grown plants. CBG is also found in smaller quantities than CBD or THC, which makes CBG products more expensive. Compounds beneficial properties are valued all across, and farmers now try to meet the demand of CBG by crossbreeding and genetically mutating different types of the cannabis plant. Like CBD, CBG products and especially CBG paste is widely used to help various patients deal with the pain without experiencing any intoxicating effects and fight cancerous cells.

Cannabigerolic acid (CBGa) is one of a bunch of acidic components found in the cannabis plant. For years researchers viewed CBGa as a minor cannabinoid, but only recently academicians started to call it the mother of all cannabinoids. Being a foundational compound of a cannabis plant, CBGa is a precursor to THCa, CBDa, CBCa, and of course, CBG. CBGa helps the plant to thrive by triggering natural leaf pruning to direct as much energy as possible towards the growing flower. While this property is fascinating, there is little information about CBGa’s application to human health. Still, as far as research is going, the results show CBGa preventing cancer cell growth and antibacterial and anti-inflammatory abilities.

Cannabinol (CBN) is one of many minor compounds found in older batches of cannabis. The longer cannabis is held unused, the more THC component ages; during this process, psychoactive cannabinoid THC breaks down to CBN, which lacks psychoactive abilities and is usually non-psychoactive or have mild-psychoactivity levels. Even though there is a minimal number of researches conducted regarding CBN effects on the human body, several studies present the compound’s antibacterial and painkilling properties and talk about it reducing intraocular pressure, therefore, possibly reducing the risk of glaucoma. While there are many different misconceptions about various cannabinoids, CBN is wrongly thought to have super-sedative abilities; however, there has not been much research on such effects making researchers refrain from such saying.

Tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA) is a non-psychoactive form of THC found in undried cannabis plants. As the plant dries, THCA decays and converts to THC. Due to this and THCA acidness, it is popular to juice cannabis to take advantage of THCA. Despite little research regarding the compound’s beneficial abilities, preliminary research suggests THCA having anti-inflammatory, anti-proliferative, anti-emetic, and neuroprotective properties. Therefore, soon THCA can be used to treat digestive disorders, chronic pain, epilepsy, etc.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) is a psychoactive compound found in cannabis plants. Mostly known for its properties of stimulation and euphoria, THCV is also known to relieve stress and reduce panic and anxiety attacks. While THCV’s molecular structure is similar to THC’s, the previous has a different array of medical effects – it acts as an appetite suppressant rather than enhancing hungriness. As THCV effects have been little studied, various research shows positive results in treating osteoporosis, helping with diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease – THCV promotes bone cell growth, may regulate blood sugar levels, and improve motor control.

Tetrahydrocannabivarin acid (THCVa) is a mother cannabinoid to THCV, produced by exposing the cannabis plant to heat or light. Despite this molecular connection and assumed potential of relieving Alzheimer’s symptoms, THCVa is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, so researchers focus more on its therapeutical properties. Even though THCVa lacks research, like most of the cannabinoids, this component is thought to have similar anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving abilities. As mentioned previously, THCVa is usually acquired through juicing raw cannabis plants.

Now you know what each of these tricky abbreviations mean – just do not be afraid to use them, and of course, let us know if you still have questions!

When in Doubts Call CBD Mythbusters!

Even the simplest and most rewarding things can often raise the most questions, so naturally, the myths surround them like a dark cloud of rain. Cannabidiol products fall into the category of controversial and subtle topics, which many people know nothing about. As false information tends to spread incredibly fast, it’s up to the people who know the truth to fight for it. Here we are to answer all doubting questions about CBD for once and for all!

What is CBD?

CBD is short for Cannabidiol, and the very name obviously suggests CBD deriving from the cannabis plant but let’s assume that you know that already. CBD is one of more than 400 composite chemical materials found in Cannabis Sativa – the hemp plant . People have been cultivating hemp and making ropes and other natural fabrics for centuries as the growing process does not require much effort or resources. However, hemp gained its popularity as ‘the plant of many uses’ relatively recently. Nowadays, the most common use of hemp is to extract CBD and use it for therapeutic purposes. The researchers from all around the world still debate whether to acknowledge CBD as an official medicine or not. At the same time, they are sure about CBD uniqueness – you will not be able to find similar chemical compounds anywhere else in nature!

Is CBD Safe?

As mentioned, CBD is still quite a new thing; thus, academicians have not yet managed to research it to the full extent. Regardless of the fact if we consider CBD as medicine or not, we must follow one rule when using it – different medications or supplements always interact with one another. It is the users’ responsibility for what types of drugs he takes at the same time. Even the best researchers might not be able to predict their reactions or side effects at all times, but generally speaking, CBD is safe when used responsibly. Manufacturers working with CBD always put instructions for safe use of the product on its package and are open to providing users with consultations. Before using CBD oil or other products, it is worth talking with your doctor, pharmacist, or even veterinarian as there are particular CBD products meant only for our beloved house pets!

Is CBD a Drug?

You should not mistake hemp for marijuana even though they both are considered members of the cannabis family. Different marijuana and hemp cultivation processes result in different nature of the products themselves. The most significant distinction between hemp and marijuana depends on the THC level. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis, or to make it simpler – THC can make you high. Because of this attribute, marijuana is illegal in many world countries, while most of them allow products with low amounts of THC. The usual level of THC in products that we sell does not exceed the limit of 0,2%; therefore, CBD is not considered a drug. However, regulations vary from one place to another, be sure to check them if you decide to take your CBD products abroad.

Can CBD Appear in Drug Tests?

Continuing with what already has been said, drug tests are made to identify whether there is or not traces of THC in your organism, and not for identifying CBD. Usually, urine drug tests are performed during which tiny antibodies search for THC’s metabolites and, in case of finding them, show ‘positive’ results. Looking from a theoretical perspective, you may receive not so pleasant outcomes after the test if the CBD products that you use contains THC. However, such a possibility is very low as the THC level in products is low itself. If you are not keen on testing your luck, you should abstain from CBD products for at least 24 to 36 hours before taking the drug test. Always make sure you purchase CBD products from reliable manufacturers and suppliers.

How Can CBD Benefit My Life?

Let’s start listing CBD benefits from the most obvious one – different from marijuana, CBD does not have an intoxicating effect. It may improve users’ life by reducing the levels of anxiety, relieving depression, controlling psychosis, and promoting neuroprotection. CBD products such as CBD oil has helped many people to improve the quality of their sleep and relieve pain; for example, after a few months of use, numerous women have reported that their menstruation pain is not that intense. CBD benefits do not end right there as higher concentration CBD products such as 21% CBD Oil Drops or CBG Paste Raw is widely used in groups of people battling various forms of cancer. It helps cancer patients ease the symptoms of painful chemotherapy sessions, prevent vomiting and nausea. Besides that, CBD products are the most usually used to improve the immune system and ensure overall well-being, organism’s harmony.

Where Can I Find Quality CBD Products?

You are in the right place! We are a socially and ecologically responsible company. Our experienced Hemp suppliers supervise the growth of every plant to fit organic practices and ensure the best quality. As we test every batch of every one of our products, we are sure they do not contain any traces of GMO, preservatives, artificial colours, terpenes, additives, etc., they are also free of toxins and heavy metals. The scientifically justified production process allows us to preserve natural ingredients and ensure they have not lost their beneficial abilities.

At this moment we offer a range of CBD Oil Drops 5% - 10% - 21%. We advise to start your incredible CBD journey to improved wellness with the least intense 5% CBD Oil Drops; if you experience any kind of medical issues, 10% CBD Oil Drops can be that one solution you need; 21% CBD Oil Drops is usually used by patients diagnosed with cancer, they also use CBG Paste.

Our CBD Cosmetics range now consists of three different products. We’ve created CBD Silk Balm for smoother, softer, and shinier skin; CBD Cooling Gel is perfect for relieving overworked muscles and joints, it also relieves inflammation and soreness; CBD Glide Gel is an incredible moisturizer taking care of your skin, it can also be used as an alternative for massage oil.

Stay tuned – new products are coming!


Oncological Diseases: Knowing Your Enemy

No single medical diagnosis does not mean the end of the world. Of course, one may feel frustrated and lost once a doctor delivers the news about a serious disease: they get angry both at themselves and at the people around them, they quickly choose to blame themselves and others for untimely work and neglect. Our bodies do not thank us for further stressing and pouring rain of emotions as it only weakens both organism and spirit. Even though there is sometimes nothing that we may do to avoid diseases, we can always ease them. How to deal with one of the most anticipated diagnoses – oncological diseases?

What we know about oncological diseases?

Our bodies are a complex connection between trillions of cells every having different functionality. Once old cells die, new cells take their place. However, this ordinary process may be disturbed when cells start to grow abnormally and out of control. Such cells form tumours, which can be two types – malignant and benign. The latter type of tumours is not cancer as benign masses tend to grow slowly but do not spread. Malignant tumours, on the other hand, can grow incredibly quickly, and as they spread throughout the body, they destroy normal healthy tissue along the way.

Oncologists distinguish four main groups of oncological diseases:

Besides these four types of cancer, there are many others – as they are less common, one should consider further researching them and consulting expert oncologists. However, the typology of oncological diseases does not end here: the severity of cancer diagnosis is determined by stages I to IV. Stage I means the cancerous tumour is small and has not yet grown into nearby tissues; stage IV means the cancer is advanced and has already spread into other parts of the body.

What we know about causes of cancer?

The diagnosis of the oncological disease can be like thunder from the clear sky. However, paying regular visits to doctors and signing up for preventive screenings help. Besides, they are compensated by government initiatives. The numbers of oncological diseases have reached never seen highs in recent years with the major cases being diagnosed in the last stages having little to no chance of saving a person’s life. As the largest part of losses could have been avoided by regular preventing screenings, a lot of countries have declared the prevention of oncological diseases a national health objective.

Expert oncologists advise everyone, no matter their age or sex, to have a discussion with family practitioners about the genetic side and prevention of oncological diseases if they seem to run in the family. As genes are inherited, the causes of cancer may lie within the family’s history. The fact itself that your mum, dad, or one of the grandparents have fought cancer does not mean that you will do too, but the risk of oncological diseases is much higher this way.

Doctors also link some types of cancer with certain factors, which may not directly cause disease but can increase the risk of receiving the bad news. Reducing the risk factors helps to avoid oncological diseases, but the first step to a healthy life is acknowledging the vulnerability of life itself. Smoking, alcohol, high-fat diet, or constant exposure to UV light are the things that cause lung, skin, liver, or colon cancer, etc. Adults, in this case, are more vulnerable when compared to children as these factors are most harmful after long periods of exposure.

Doctors and medical researches do not rule out the possibility of getting cancer after virus exposure. As cancer is not contagious, you will never get it from contacting another person. However, as HIV causes AIDS, it can also lead to cell changes, which may develop into oncological diseases. It is more common to get cancer after being exposed to certain environmental factors for long periods. Such conditions include working with chemicals, in construction, or doing similar jobs as defective personal protection equipment can lead to higher levels of dangerous exposure.

What we know about curing oncological diseases?

Any type of cancer is easiest to cure when diagnosed in the earliest stages. Even if one finds themselves fighting this disease, being diagnosed with stage 1 cancer is nothing to worry about as there are plenty of methods and experimental medicine to cure it. Some types of cancer may be removed surgically, but there is always the risk of cancerous cells to spread. There is also a way of finding donors, which is usually close family members, to donate their bone marrow to the patient of leukaemia with a change of curing it and prolonging a person’s life. Besides, chemotherapy is considered to be the most common way; chemotherapy uses several types of chemotherapeutic agents, which may be given with curative intent, or may prolong the life of patients together with reducing cancer symptoms.

Medical researches and oncologists agree that chemotherapy helps cancer patients survive, but such treatment also has a negative side. The most common side-effect of chemotherapy is hair loss; it is also the most visible one as other side-effects include gastrointestinal distress, anaemia, infertility, and sometimes can lead to significant organ damage. Other side-effects of chemotherapy also include extensive nausea and vomiting. As these issues are quite simple to cure for ordinary human with the help from a local drugstore, cancer patients are forced to use extremely powerful drugs which has their own side-effects.

Some cancer patients who experience very strong side-effects and constant pain choose to use products from nature to ease it including CBD. There is no reliable information or medical research of CBD oil curing oncological diseases, but many cancer patients use it for relieving pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, etc. As symptoms of both cancer and chemotherapy are pretty severe and exhausting, patients and their family members are looking for CBD oil drops or CBG  paste with the highest possible product concentration on the market as it has the highest potential.

The diagnose of oncological diseases does not mean the end of the world, so let’s just think of it as a tough chapter from your favourite video game, which everyone will eventually pass. The disease itself does not matter as long as you are surrounded by your loved ones caring and rooting for you every step of the way. It helps to know every inch of your body very well and spending enough time for quality self-care procedures, including preventive cancer screenings – it saves lives.

The information used to prepare this blog was acquired from reliable sources. Consult professional oncologists before making decisions and sign for preventive screenings today.


Attention! Immune system prepares for fight!

The human body is a vulnerable thing: it requires special care and protection not only during the abnormal summer heats but also during freezing winter frosts and other dangers. Let’s admit, it is easy to prepare for and fight off objects and feels that one can see or sense; however, such a process gets way trickier when you must challenge things that are invisible to a naked eye - pathogens. It’s our immune system that does all of the hard work protecting us from dangerous viruses and bacteria, although investing in strengthening it always pays off.

What’s the immune system?

It is easier to think about the immune system as really high and steep stone walls surrounding the castle – the human body. As hostile persons – pathogens from viruses and bacteria – try to enter the castle, they are immediately blocked by strong and invincible walls. However, as time goes by and the walls are exposed to changing weather conditions, they are likely to collapse if unsupervised or show weaknesses, thus needing constant strengthening works and additions.

One immune system – plenty of immunities

According to immunology scientists, in the medical world, the body’s immune system is distinguished in several different segments. All people are brought into this world having innate immunity – pre-programmed body cells that identify harmful substances in a matter of seconds and fight them; it’s the equivalent of using walls for protection that were already there. The adaptive immune system is a complete opposite of innate immunity - it’s a more advanced way to beat pathogens as it can remember them by storing information in itself on how to do it; it reminds building a new wall around the castle.

The adaptive immunity is further subdivided into natural passive and active, and artificial active and passive immunity, which all have contrasting acquiring processes. Natural-passive immunity refers to pregnancy months as a fetus receives antibodies to fight pathogens through the placenta or when nursing. Natural-active immunity forms once the person is done dealing with a live pathogen and forms immunological memory of such a process.

Artificial-passive immunity includes transferring one person’s blood to another, thus forcing one’s cells to share information on how to fight the pathogens to other’s cells. Artificial-active immunity stands for vaccination, after which antigens simulate a possible response to a small number of pathogens, and later knows how to destroy the disease as a whole. However, it doesn’t matter which type of immunity guards your body’s castle - it matters that you reinforce the complete picture of defending walls in time!

What happens once the immune system fails?

If the walls defending the castle fail to stop intruders, the castle itself becomes weak and damaged; immunology scientists divide such a situation into several categories depending on how the body deals with attackers – pathogens:

•           autoimmunity disorder happens when the body’s immune system isn’t capable of distinguishing positive cells from destroyable bad ones and decides to attack both;

•           hypersensitivity is a smart name for the body’s immune system destroying its own harmless cells instead of faulty invader ones;

•           immunodeficiency occurs when the body’s immune system loses its capability to fight or gets compromised by short-term events. Even though some of the cases of immunodeficiency is inherited, modern-day problems - alcoholism, obesity, and drug use - determine the largest amount of overall cases.

Tips on how to strengthen the immune system

Most of the time, the body’s immune system is strong enough to produce antigens and destroy pathogens without harming the actual person. However, as immune systems get weaker and start to struggle to fulfill its task, some immunity-strengthening methods and means are not optional but obligatory.

An average human spends about one-third of a lifetime sleeping – roughly 25 years, so anywhere from 7 to 9 hours every night. As regular sleep routine and quality rest maintain physical and mental well-being, it adds up to strengthening the immune system as well. We advise everyone to re-check their sleeping schedules and ensure a clean, relaxing, and stress-free sleeping environment.

As humans get all the energy needed to support the smooth working of the body from the nutrients, the only way to get them is through consuming healthy foods. Nutritionists advise people to eat a diet that would include foods from every group of the food pyramid. That means mostly eating grains and cereals following by various fruits and vegetables, not forgetting meats and dairy, but abstaining from eating lots of fats and sugars. It is also necessary to stay hydrated as water carries oxygen to one’s body cells and removes toxins from the body.

Scientists agree that about 30 to 60 minutes of exercise – walking, running, swimming, etc. - a day improves the body’s immune system and its ability to fight pathogens from viruses, germs, and bacteria. As it helps maintain healthy body weight and avoid obesity, regular and properly performed exercises adds up to both physical and mental health. Fitness experts also suggest showering under cold water or having an ice bath once in a while as it helps the immune system to fight off any remaining unwanted substances out from the body.

We are educated about the cost of harmful habits and addictions every step of the way; however, scientists recently found out that there are more than quarter-billion people dependent on alcohol in the world. No matter the addiction – alcohol, smoking, or drugs, such practices leaves permanent damage not only on the outside of the body but internally. As it weakens organs to perform their functions, prolonged periods of untreated addiction may result in autoimmunity problems.

One of the easiest ways to improve the immune system is to buy pharmaceutical preparations; however, as there is plenty of variety of vitamins and pills, one can do more damage to the immune system rather than good. As people all around the world pay more attention to what kind of medicine they put into their bodies, a lot of them choose homeopathic and time-proven remedies. There is a saying that nature provides humans with everything it needs, so drinking herbal teas is a logical way to strengthen the immune system, but make sure you know what you are about to consume beforehand!

There is one particular type of means to improve the strength of the immune system, which is only gaining popularity. CBD oil and other products are considered the new black as it has valuable anti-inflammatory features, helps prevent an immune response, and easies some autoimmune sicknesses. CBD oil can improve the way how precisely the immune system remembers harmful pathogens, thus speeding up the future recovery process and ensuring overall physical and mental well-being.

It doesn’t matter which methods you will choose to strengthen your immunity system as this process focus more on consistent efforts and positivity. Although we recommend you avoid saving when it comes to health and its improvement, there are plenty of options of how economically one can strengthen immunity right at home.

OMG…! Is that CBG??!

CBG. After hearing or seeing these three letters for the first time, one could most probably imagine anything… It can sound as a shortened saying of a city in USA, a comics character (probably the evil one), or a name of a music band. For some, it could even sound as a condition of a serious illness. Imagine someone saying – ‘Today I had an appointment with my GP and got to know that I have too much CBG in my blood!’ Or else, the expression itself even sounds like ‘OMG’. But really, what does this all stand for? If you turn on a Google search engine on your computer and fill this in, it leads to several different acronyms, that are too interesting not to share. For your entertainment, there are the funniest ones:

CBG Corticosteroid Binding Globulin

CBG Chicago Botanic Garden

CBG Comic Book Guy (The Simpsons)

CBG Compagnie des Bauxites de Guinée (French: Bauxite Company of Guinea; Guinea)

CBG Crazy Boys Generation (band)

And many more… Among around a hundred of acronyms, the one on the 12th place of the list we get is ‘Cannabigerol’.

What is this? And why could this be important? 

Our topic will be focused on this (curiously sounding) term, which exclusively covers the whole article. First of, Cannabigerol is a substance that comes from a Cannabis plant. By now, most people familiar with cannabis have heard of such terms as THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), and, of course, most people know their effects. But there are many, many more compounds in this. One of a lesser - known cannabinoids is called cannabigerol (CBG), and while (in most occasions) not present in large quantities, it is, nonetheless, worth learning about this one, - for number of reasons.

So, how is CBG made?

Because it is present in low levels (usually less than 1%) in most cannabis strains, just because of the quantity, CBG is considered one of a ‘minor’ cannabinoids. Cannabis plants naturally produce cannabigerolic acid (CBGA), the precursor to the three main cannabinoid lines: tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabichromenic acid (CBCA).

If you’d be wondering how the CBG looks like (or how beautiful it is), here is an example:                                                                 

This picture resembles the molecule of CBG,- such an important substance, that has been found to act as a matter having a really high affinity,- Cannabigerol has been shown to relieve intraocular pressure, which may be of benefit in the treatment of glaucoma. It has been shown to improve a model of inflammatory bowel disease induced experimentally in mice. CBG can also affect positively the reactions in the brain, therefore can decrease anxiety and muscle tension.

CBG’s potential and medical benefits

CBG is not as much of a known substance, although lab-testing and research is being done on considering a possible high, very positive benefits for a human-kind today and in the future. This might be of a matter that we won’t imagine our lives without it soon, and I mean very soon: 

The human body’s built-in endocannabinoid system (ECS) works to keep the body in its balanced state. While there are specific details about how cannabinoids work, in general the endocannabinoid system performs different functions specific to each area of the body. The ECS is largely comprised of endocannabinoids, receptors, and enzymes that are believed to help regulate a variety of functions in humans including sleep, mood, memory, appetite, reproduction, and pain sensation. For example, at an injury site, the ECS can help regulate immune cells to limit inflammation. This means, that it serves a vital purpose for our health and well-being because it regulates key aspects of our biology.

Researches have been done

There are done some specific researches, and results for medicinal use are very promising:

Endocannabinoid receptors are prevalent in eye structures, and interestingly, CBG is thought to be particularly effective in treating glaucoma because it reduces intraocular pressure. It is a powerful vasodilator and has neuroprotective effects to boot.

In a recent 2015 study, CBG was shown to protect neurons in mice with Huntington’s disease, which is characterized by nerve cell degeneration in the brain.

CBG is showing great promise as a cancer fighter. Specifically, CBG was shown to block receptors that cause cancer cell growth. In one such study, it was shown to inhibit the growth of colorectal cancer cells in mice, thereby slowing colon cancer growth.

European research shows evidence that CBG is an effective antibacterial agent, particularly against methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) microbial strains resistant to several classes of drugs. Since the 1950s, topical formulations of cannabis have been effective in skin infections, but researchers at the time were unaware of the plant’s chemical composition.

In a very recent 2017 study, researchers showed that a form of CBG was a very effective appetite stimulant in rats. This may lead to a novel non-psychotropic therapeutic option for cachexia, the muscle wasting and severe weight loss seen in late stage cancer and other diseases.

In a study that looked at the effects of five different cannabinoids on bladder contractions, CBG tested best at inhibiting muscle contractions, so it may be a future tool in preventing bladder dysfunction disorders.

Scientists are excited, so should we!  These initial CBG results are a path for the bright future. Scientists are promoting further research with CBG alone or in combination with other cannabinoids and use it in therapies for the treatment of multiple maladies. Because it is non-psychotropic, CBG has a promising wide range of potential applications not only for the problems mentioned above, but also as an analgesic, therapy for psoriasis, and effective antidepressant.

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