Benefits and Risks of Using CBD Products | Your Life Arizona – AZFamily

Posted: March 13, 2020 at 2:45 pm

CBD Cannabidiol (or cannabis)

Since CBD products hit the market, thousands of products hit the market, some good, some not good at all. If you are taking CBD, please check to see if your product meets label claims at To understand what they do when assaying products this is the assay of our 500 mg sleep CBD:


BOTTLE: 30 mil, 1 fl oz.




CBD TOTAL: 513.60 mg

CBG TOTAL: 3.04 mg


Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive part of the marijuana plant and it is in only one of our products, Pachamama, which comes from Colorado. It meets the federal regulations of the amount of THC allowed in a CBD product. For anyone who may be tested in the work force, I would not allow them to get this product.

We have within us an endocannabinoid system which is made up of two types of CBD receptors CBD 1 and CBD 2. CBD 1 receptors are highly concentrated in the brain and other parts of the body and CBD 2 receptors are in the immune system and in the periphery. There are studies on CBD for the treatment and prevention of cancer through the CBD 2 receptors, regulating immune function. Not only does the research show promise with CBD in cancer patients, it also can help with nausea that comes with cancer treatment and can improve appetite.

There is also research on Multiple Sclerosis and Alzheimers Disease showing that there are more CBD receptors than in patients without either condition. It is called a compensatory response, so that, if a person with these conditions takes CBD, there is a stronger cellular response to repair.

There are contraindications with using CBD listed below:

1. If you are on medications, CBD can compete for liver pathways, leading to higher levels of the medication in your system (consult your physician)

2. It can raise liver enzymes in certain individuals, not most though. I believe this to be in patients that take multiple medications, however it can also be from a CBD product that is not organic and has pesticides and other chemicals in it. The last thing we should do is take a product for our health that is not clean, otherwise we are poisoning ourselves.

In our clinic, I prescribe CBD mainly for sleep, anxiety and pain as when CBD locks into our receptors it induces rest and relaxation as well as acting as an anti-inflammatory agent. We only carry products that are clean, meet label claims and the ones that we consistently get good clinical responses from and they are listed below.

1. The first one by Plant Health, REM 500 we prescribe for sleep.

2. The second one by Plant Health, Nutritional Tincture 2000 mg is full spectrum used mostly for pain.

3. Valo product is a capsule with 25 mg of CBD and 1 mg of Melatonin (works amazing for sleep in most patients)

4. The last one in the picture is from Pachamama in Colorado, which contains an FDA approved amount of THC, is full spectrum and they target pain with pepper, sleep with valerian, anti-inflammatory with turmeric and more.

Our topical CBD from Plant Health works wonders for local pain. Due to the fact that many CBD products do not work, have contaminants and dont meet label claims, CBD gets a bad name. Please only use reputable products where you can see the third-party testing for purity. From there dosing depends upon your needs and everyone doses slightly different to titrate to their benefit.

Dr. Theresa Ramsey is a practicing physician, speaker, lifestyle expert, author of the best-selling book, Healing 101: A Guide to Creating the Foundation for Complete Wellness & a guest expert on Arizonas top morning television show, Your Life A to Z, as their Medical Expert since 2007. Selected as a Certified Hormone Specialist, serving both local and out of state patients as her approach is Evidence Based and her prescribing is like nobody else in the valley when it comes to Quality of Life Enrichment as well as significant Aging Risk Reduction. Most physicians and lay people are uneducated on the safety and necessity of supporting our aging process which is considered a deficient state. Her prescribing is risk free. Dr. Ramsey has also been chosen as one of Phoenix Magazines Top Doc, was chosen as the Natural Choice Awards winning (1) Top Naturopathic Physician, (2) Top Womens Health Specialist and (3) Top Best Holistic M.D. in 2012 and 2013. She is also an eHow health expert. Dr. Ramsey elegantly bridges the gap between Allopathic & Naturopathic medicine as she has worked as an RN for 10 years before pursuing her career as a physician and appreciates what both sciences have to offer. The 10 years that she worked as a Registered Nurse was in Heart Surgery and ICU and then transitioned into Functional Medicine in 1996. An understanding of the cause of dis-ease is paramount in her education and inspiration for those seeking disease prevention and reversal. Her focus in her clinical practice is in Preventive Aging with Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement Therapy. Her second book, The Hormone Book covers all of the rich history through research on HRT prescribing and is anticipated to be released in the fall of 2020. 480.970.0077.

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