Healing Properties of Cannabinoids

Healing Properties of Cannabinoids

With so many illnesses as a concern in the forefront of people’s mind, many are trying to find the best way to help themselves. The healing properties of cannabinoids have been recognized through hearsay for generations, and the research community is now scientifically understanding why people use cannabinoid infused product to treat illness symptoms.

Nausea and Vomiting

When you get sick, your body tries to get rid of whatever is ailing you in any way possible. Studies show significant healing properties of cannabinoids, such as CBD, on illness symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Cannabinoids have been shown to have a significant anti-emetic effect, referring to suppression of nausea and prevention of vomiting.

CBD has this affect because it interacts with the serotonin receptors in your body, both in the brain and stomach. It helps to block the nausea symptoms and can offer relief for those feeling unwell. This affect is not only for those with a bacterial or viral illness, but other related conditions. Many people also experience anxiety and stress through stomach problems. CBD not only helps to alleviate stomach ailments, but can also help manage the contributing factors to this feeling.

CBD’s interaction with the CB1 receptors in the body means that it could help alleviate the feeling of nausea and ultimately vomiting by allowing your body to regulate these responses. Medical Marijuana is commonly used for those with conditions that have nausea associated with it, such as those going through cancer treatment. Research has seen great results in the effects of CBD in regulating this physiological response.

Immune System

The endocannabinoid system helps to regulate a whole host of functions in the body. One of which is the immune system. The immune system functions to keep your body safe from foreign invaders. It recognizes when something is harmful or does not belong and works to fight it. Sometimes, the immune system needs a boost, especially when faced with a challenge it has not previously encountered.

Research has shown the potential for CBD to help regulate and boost the immune system. While CBD can aid in inflammatory reactions, helping the immune response, THC can be an immunosuppressant. This means that THC can be beneficial for those with autoimmune diseases which show an excess of inflammation. However, THC might hurt someone with a healthy immune system by suppressing its response.

CBD can give the immune system a leg up by allowing it to operate optimally. While supporting all of the other systems in the body, this balance allows for prime functioning of the immune system. Your body is not working as hard to maintain homeostasis, therefore it can work the way it needs to in order to protect itself.

Research has shown that CBD might be able to help with a whole host of conditions. If you find yourself feeling under the weather, consider a hemp plant extract to aid you.

As always, consult with your doctor if you have any concerns about integrating CBD into your life, especially if you are being treated for a medical condition. If you have any questions call us here at Revexia: (970) 443-1603.

Women in Cannabis

Women in Cannabis

In light of International Women’s Day celebrated this past Sunday, March 8, we at Revexia felt inspired to bring light to the innovative group of women who have fundamentally impacted the cannabis community. This day was brought into a national holiday given the lack of rights and resources women were faced with for centuries. Exploring the history of this holiday shines light on the sheer persistence these women in cannabis have prevailed through to become the leaders they are today.

History Leading to International Women’s Day

Rhetoric surrounding change started sweeping the community of women back in the early 1900s. Women were legally barred from voting and education, had sparse access to economic opportunity as well as voice in the political realm, and were openly looked down upon. In response, a group of men and women (mostly women) gathered and drafted a declaration inserting women into legal memorandum asserting their deserved position in society. A few decades later, International Women’s Day was established in 1913, but was not recognized by the United Nations in 1975.

Why Women Are So Dominant in Cannabis Industry

Flash forward to 2012. Colorado and Washington propelled the cannabis industry into the mainstream marketplace by legalizing recreational cannabis usage, and women saw this as their time to shine. Because this trade was the first of its kind, women found they had the opportunity to shape the industry, not fit into the previously established patriarchal confines in the outside-of-cannabis business world.

There are numerous organizations dedicated to empowerment of women in the cannabis community, such as Women Grow, Illinois Women in Cannabis, and Ellementa. To bring these and others together, along with women not having capacity to belong to such an organization due to geographical limitations, a conference was held in Las Vegas late 2019 called the Women of Cannabis Conference. The possibility alone for an international conference to take place surrounding the sheer impact women have had in the industry is novel and exciting for female cannabis entrepreneurs.

Powerful Women Making an Impact

Karson Humiston, Owner and CEO of Vangst

Vangst has been an industry game changer. Noticing a gap in the cannabis industry, Karson Humiston created a platform that connects cannabis industry workers with careers through key players in the industry. A first of its kind, Karson Humiston fundamentally impacted the cannabis industry forever.

Dahlia Mertens, Owner of Mary Jane’s Medicinals

Dahlia Mertens founded Mary Jane Medicinals in response to her own personal introduction to cannabis infused oil. A trained massage therapist, she recognizes the importance of cannabis in self-care routines. Mary Jane Medicinals is one of the leading topical companies in the U.S. topical market.

Mara Gordon, Co-Founder and Chief Process Engineer of The Oil Plant

A woman grounded in science, Mara Gordon has brought cannabis into the mainstream through a medical lens. Her company Aunt Zelda provides contaminant-free high quality cannabis infused products in proper dosages and tailored to the individual patient. She also is a key advocate in the industry, having given a Ted Talk and participating in numerous documentaries to help break the stigma and misinformation surrounding cannabis.

Women Near and Dear to Us at Revexia

We also want to take a minute to thank the women on our team who make all of this possible. Although our staff may be small in numbers, our gratitude for the work these women complete each day is massive. Similarly, we extend our deepest appreciation for our customers who find relief from the products we believe in so deeply. Without each piece of this puzzle, Revexia would not be able to be where we are today.