There has been a lot of hype about CBD recently and rightfully so! CBD products have helped many people improve their health naturally. In fact, CBD has been found to improve:

  • C​hronic Pain & Inflammation
  • Acne & Other Skin Conditions
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Seizures
    High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Insomnia

If you’re wondering where this miracle natural wonder came from or what it is exactly, then read on.

​If you just want to try it for yourself, simply visit our CBD page to order online or stop into our Port Orange office to buy CBD oil today.

What is CBD?

CBD is the abbreviation for cannabidiol. Cannabidiol was discovered in 1940 and is one of at least 113 cannabinoids found in the cannabis sativa hemp plant. Unlike marijuana, CBD is not “mind-altering.” In other words, CBD will not get you high. The chemical found in marijuana that produces a high is called THC (tetrahyrocannabinol). CBD has less than .3% THC, therefore CBD will not cause a high. Rather than producing a high, CBD plays an important role in maintaining health and wellness by naturally balancing the endocannabinoid system (ECS). If you have a healthy ECS, then it’s easier for the rest of your body systems to function properly.

The ECS was discovered in 1992 and is one of the most important scientific medical discoveries since the recognition of sterile surgical technique. The more information we uncover about the ECS, the more we are coming to realize that it is almost like a master control system of all physiology. The ECS helps to regulate homeostasis and prevent disease and aging. Although the exact mechanisms of the ECS are still being discovered, we know that we have more endocannabinoid receptors than any other receptors in our body and it’s clear that the ECS is vital to our overall health and well-being.

Over the last 40 years, researchers have discovered many health benefits of CBD on the ECS. Today, many people use CBD oil to help manage chronic pain and other long-term health issues. Other people supplement daily with CBD to help maintain and promote their general well being, mood, and stress levels.

Is CBD Safe?

Although CBD has been shown to be safe with little to no side effects, there are some people who have experienced nausea, fatigue and irritability when supplementing with CBD. Additionally, CBD has been shown to increase blood levels of the blood thinner Coumadin. CBD can also raise levels of certain other medications in your blood by the exact same mechanism that grapefruit juice does. For this reason, patients who have been prescribed certain medications should use precaution when using CBD and consult with their doctor first.

What is the Best CBD Company?

There are hundreds of different CBD companies claiming they have the best CBD oil. So, what’s the verdict? Do they all sell the best CBD? Unfortunately, no. In fact, since the FDA does not regulate the safety and purity of CBD, companies can sell pretty much anything and label it however they want for marketing purposes. For this reason, consumers need to do some due diligence before purchasing just any bottle of CBD oil or CBD product. Just remember, not every company has the same production standards, therefore not every CBD product is created equally.

Natural Health Practices is one of the most sought-after natural health improvement centers in the area. One of the ways we keep our standards high and our results higher is by being very selective with the nutritional products we recommend to our patients.

​Not only do we screen all the companies we work with before carrying their products in our office, but we also use a unique testing protocol to determine the very best products available for sale. The special technique we use is known as Nutrition Response Testing. Nutrition Response Testing is a form of muscle testing that allows us to identify which nutrient would work best for each individual patient. If our patients are testing well for certain products, we keep those products in stock. If our patients do not test well for certain products, we don’t carry that product anymore. In this way, we have screened many companies and products and promise only the best to our patients and customers.

If you’re interested in a comprehensive Nutrition Response Testing evaluation or you’d like to purchase CBD products from us, contact our office at (386) 307-8207 and we’d be more than happy to help you!

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Natural Health Practices is Volusia County’s holistic health haven offering safe, natural, and effective solutions to many health problems. ​The team at Natural Health Practices believes in the body’s miraculous ability to heal without the use of drugs or surgeries.