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Guest Blog: Hemp Health – CBD Oil Explained

Guest Blog: Hemp Health – CBD Oil Explained
01/07/2015 Alice


By Amma Life Founders Sophia Ali (Public Health MSc, Chinese Medicine, Shiatsu & Reflexology Practitioner) and Kirk Thompson (NLP Master Practitioner and Workshop Facilitator in Business & the Creative Arts).


Hemp Health: CBD Oil Explained

You may have come across Hemp CBD Oil in the national press recently and read about the amazing effects it has had on so many different health issues.

Our journey started in a similar way about a year ago when we came across a story of a young girl who suffered from a rare form of epilepsy (Dravet syndrome) and experienced hundreds of seizures per week. As a last resort her parents and a US physician used CBD oil with life changing benefits. Within weeks, this girl’s seizures reduced to only several per month. Her story is often referred to as Charlotte’s Web due to a special strain of the plant grown to help Charlotte’s condition. This story can be sourced via the internet.


What is CBD Oil?

We were curious to know how a compound from a natural plant could have such powerful effects. CBD stands for Cannabidiol and is one of approximately 85 cannabinoids found in both the hemp and cannabis plant. CBD is extracted either with olive oil or a CO2 method and usually mixed with an oil base to form CBD oil. A few drops of the oil are added to the tongue several times per day. This is enough to work with our body’s most important physiological system to promote healing at a cellular level, with the recently discovered ENDOCANNABINOID System (ES). Please note, high levels of CBD are only found in special strains of hemp produced for this purpose and that cold pressed hemp oils generally do not contain CBD.


The Endocannabinoid System Explained:

Only 20 years ago, scientists discovered that the ES is a central component of the health and healing of every human system (and most animal systems too). This endogenous cannabinoid system, is named after the plant as both hemp and cannabis contain compounds that work directly with this natural system. It was through researching how cannabinoids work in the body that led to its original discovery. Scientists are calling this the MOST important physiological system involved in establishing and maintaining human health.

Endocannabinoids occur naturally in the human system and their receptors are found throughout the body; in the brain, organs, connective tissues, glands, and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same: HOMEOSTASIS. This explains why CBD is linked to helping improve so many varied conditions from Alzheimer’s, reducing the growth rate of cancer cells, asthma, chronic pain, glaucoma, sleep problems, stroke and anxiety to post-traumatic stress disorder, auto-immune illness such as MS & fibromyalgia, muscle spasms and more.


Thousands of Peer Reviewed Research Available:

There are numerous gold standard, academic research articles available via credible sites such as Pub Med on how Cannabidiol (CBD) can help almost every human disease in the body. This is due to CBD’s unique properties such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, cardio-protectant, neuro-protectant, cancer cell inhibitor, relaxant etc. Here is our website that has links to interesting articles in the cannabinoid field:

How to maintain your own Endocannabinoid System:
Omega-3 fatty acids are a precursor for the body to produce its own endocannabinoids, so this is a great thing to include in your daily intake.

CBD Oil Blend Recipe for Eczema:

Add a few drops of CBD oil (choose any strength of CBD oil) to some virgin coconut oil and mix well. Then apply topically to the affected area several times per day. The CBD oil will turn the coconut oil a slight green colour, so be sure to let it soak into the skin for a few minutes before it comes into any contact with your clothes as it may stain. The CBD oil is safe to apply on children’s skin as there is no known toxic level. This oil blend will do wonders help to heal the skin and soothe the symptoms!


CBD oil can be ingested and used topically to support every day wellness.


How to find out more:

Sophia & K both have over 20 years of experience working in the wellness and holistic health fields. Sophia has previously run a busy private therapeutic practise and worked at the Relaxation Centre working with a mixture of clientele. She has specialised working with clients that have addictions and emotional traumas, & held a healing space for true transformation to take place through therapies such as Shiatsu, Reiki and Reflexology.

Whilst Kirk is better known as one the pioneers of Drum and Bass music, he has received many awards including the Mercury Music prize in 1997 for the band project Reprezent. After becoming a NLP Master practitioner and developing his own brand of coaching based on the psychology of performance and entertainment industry, he has helped people overcome business and personal challenges to realise their potential.

Sophia & K established Amma Life in 2014 to specialise in sourcing and producing the highest quality CBD products available in Europe. They are passionate about being at the forefront of this emerging field and making cannabinoid health supplements widely available to everyone. This includes educating communities on the many health benefits of CBD-rich hemp. Their mission is to support people to live creative, happy, healthy lives and to tap into their unrealised potential to live life to the fullest.


Amma Life are a Bristol company that specialise in sourcing high quality CBD oil produced from legally grown hemp. They will be running a series of introductory talks on the Endocannabinoid System and cannabinoid science during the course of 2015 in and around Bristol. This talk will give you more insight about this incredible system, nature’s medicinal plant hemp that contains the essential compound CBD (Cannabidiol) and mimics endogenous cannabinoids produced naturally by the human system. This talk will be packed will interesting facts and cutting edge research on the benefits of CBD Oil (produced from special strains of hemp) and life changing testimonials from Amma Life customers. Below are further details of the next talk booked for Bristol.


Lunch Time Talk: 13:00 – 14:15 on Wednesday 15th July 2015 at the Health Hub (upstairs in Natural Health Clinic), Cotham Hill


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