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Your Guide to Your Endocannabinoid System

Your endocannabinoid system is a crucial part of your body’s ability to function normally

We all know that cannabis products can have physiological impacts on our bodies. But do you know why? It’s because of your endocannabinoid system (ECS). When you ingest cannabis products, chemicals react with your ECS accordingly and can have a wide range of effects. Here’s what you need to know about what this system is and how it works.

What is the endocannabinoid system?

Your ECS on its own really has nothing to do with cannabis. Its name came about when scientists discovered it while researching marijuana.

The ECS is a biochemical communication system within your body. It regulates important aspects of our daily well-being, like our mood.

The CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system, and the CB2 receptors are in the peripheral nervous system, digestive system, and immune system.

Cannabinoids, which are compounds found in cannabis, change the way your body’s physiological systems work. They trigger receptors, moderating the way we experience things.

Two cannabinoids from the plant that you’ve probably heard of are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and cannabidiol (CBD).

But there are actually over a hundred cannabinoids in hemp including cannabichromene (CBC), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG). There are endogenous (internally created) cannabinoids, or endocannabinoids, within our bodies, in addition to those that the plant cannabis produces.

How the ECS works

This ECS is made up of endocannabinoids, nervous system receptors, and enzymes. The endocannabinoids throughout your body bond with the receptors in the nervous system and enzymes then help to break them down.

What does that mean, exactly?

It’s important to understand the body’s process of homeostasis to explain how the ECS operates and affects you.

Homeostasis keeps everything stable and functioning within your body. This process monitors your environment and ensures that all of your levels are where they should be; things like temperature, hormone levels, and heart rate.

When your body is not functioning properly, your ECS kicks in. This system corrects your levels to help stabilize you.

There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in our bodies: CB1 and CB2. The CB1 receptors are located in the central nervous system is your brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral is the nerve network throughout your body that is connected to the brain and spinal cord.

These receptors regulate many important bodily functions, including our appetite, mood, sleep, memory, pain, and pleasure.

As you can see, the ECS is a necessary and natural part of your body. And, it’s the reason that you experience certain side effects when you introduce THC and CBD into your body.

What role does the ECS play?

If you ingest cannabis products in some form, you are taking cannabinoids into your body that have varying degrees of physiological effects.

For example, if you smoke marijuana, THC enters the ECS and attaches to receptors. This can actually interfere with the way your body naturally creates a balance between communicating neurons. This process creates those reactions to ingesting THC, such as slowing reaction time, impacting memory, increasing anxiety, or altering judgment.

Because these products stimulate the ECS, researchers continue to look into relief options and medications that include CBD. Some also say that a combination of THC and CBD is the way to go for pharmaceutical development.

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CBD and Post Traumatic Stress: How it Works

High-grade CBD-rich hemp oil may help relieve symptoms of PTSD

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects over 3 million people each year in the United States. The condition may last months, years, or even a lifetime.

It is a difficult condition to live with, and many people are distressed by the symptoms. If you or someone you love is struggling with PTSD, it can put a strain on your overall health and relationships. Fortunately, there are ways to alleviate some of the symptoms of PTSD with hemp products.

About PTSD

PTSD is a chronic condition that occurs after a person experiences a traumatic event.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a mental health condition that affects over 3 million people each year in the United States.

The symptoms of PTSD manifest as the mind and body are processing the trauma, and they can be debilitating. Individuals with a prior history of depression and anxiety are at an increased risk of developing PTSD after a traumatic event, but it is important to note that PTSD can affect anybody, even if you have no prior history of a mental health disorder.

The manifestations of PTSD can vary, but it is generally described as repetitive, intrusive, re-experiencing of the trauma.

When a person with PTSD is triggered by an experience, stimuli, or memory, their fear response kicks in and results in symptoms such as:

  • Intrusive memories
  • Trigger avoidance
  • Mood problems
  • Sleep disruption
  • Anxiety
  • Disassociation
  • Memory problems

Although not everyone responds to trauma by developing PTSD, those who do often struggle to go about their daily lives.

Managing PTSD symptoms with CBD oil

One method that is gaining traction for relieving the symptoms of PTSD is cannabidiol (CBD) rich hemp oil. In addition to the many reports of improvement, there is a growing body of research that supports the use of CBD oil for this condition.

If you’re looking for a plant-based, holistic approach to managing the symptoms of PTSD, here’s what the research says about using hemp products.

What does the research say?

Cannabinoids are a series of compounds derived from the cannabis plant. These naturally-occurring compounds can be used for a variety of health conditions.

BD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in hemp. It is commonly taken as a dietary supplement, but it is a popular choice for managing symptoms of PTSD and other conditions. However, it is not the only effective cannabinoid.

Cannabinol (CBN) is a compound that can aid insomnia, anxiety, and relaxation. It has strong sedative effects and is often used as a natural aid for sleep and de-stressing.

Cannabichromene (CBC) is another cannabinoid with amazing benefits. Research shows that CBC can be used to manage depression.

For PTSD, research shows that cannabinoids such as CBD, CBN, and CBC can help manage intrusive traumatic memories and promote significant improvements in the overall symptomatology of PTSD.

We are committed to bringing you the highest quality cannabinoid products

If you are considering using CBD-rich full spectrum hemp oils for PTSD symptoms, you should know that not all full spectrum hemp oils are the same.

Earth Science Tech has among the highest quality and purity of full spectrum industrial hemp oil naturally containing CBD on the market.

We don’t just focus on the cannabinoid CBD, in fact, we have a cannabinoid profile with a higher cannabinoid content compared to most other products on the market that call themselves full spectrum.

Our full spectrum hemp oil offers seven cannabinoids. Having all cannabinoids work together synergistically provides the most optimal benefits to our consumers.

Our products also go through a rigorous testing and research process. We have a third-party quality assurance testing process that ensures that we are delivering only the highest quality products.

We are also committed to researching the science behind CBD-rich full spectrum hemp oil. Many companies have only done clinical trial studies, but we have conducted clinical trials and university studies to ensure that we are always on the cutting edge of the CBD industry.

If you’re ready to see if Earth Science Tech’s CBD-rich full spectrum hemp oil products are right for you, visit our website to browse our offerings. If you’d like to discover more information about CDB or Earth Science Tech, visit our blog to learn more.

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What You Need to Know When Shopping for CBD Products

Answering these 5 questions can help you get great insight

Thanks in large part to the 2018 Farm Bill that was passed in December of last year, hemp has gotten a lot of attention. After years of being lumped together with marijuana, hemp is now no longer considered a drug, but a crop, and now it’s completely legal to grow and be used in various products.

Naturally, people are curious about the benefits it offers, especially when it comes to medical purposes. But because so many companies are now popping up with products containing cannabidiol (CBD) – the key compound found in hemp – it can be difficult figuring out what’s worth buying. Answering these questions can help.

1.  What do you want to use it for?

Because of the legal restrictions surrounding hemp, not a lot of research has been able to be conducted on it, so we probably won’t know for some time exactly what it can do. However, studies have shown that hemp oil could help with an assortment of ailments, including depression, anxiety, inflammation, epileptic seizures, and chronic pain. You should consider talking with your doctor about your specific condition and how hemp oil may be able to help.

2.  How do you want to take it?

Hemp oil now comes in a variety of forms. These include capsules, tinctures, powders, creams, and even gummies. How you take it may depend on what you’re taking it for. For anxiety or pain, for example, tinctures could be the most effective option, as this is a quick way for the body to absorb the cannabinoids.

3.  Isolate or full-spectrum?

Most hemp oil products will either come with an isolate or full-spectrum designation, and it’s important to understand what this means.

CBD isolate has been separated from all other cannabinoids in the hemp plant. The extraction method typically involves some sort of solvent, and then the CBD is filtered, heated, and made into a powder.

Superior full-spectrum hemp oil, on the other hand, utilizes a CO2 cold liquid extraction process to retain the therapeutic cannabis compounds that get stripped away in isolate form.

In addition to terpenes and flavonoids, this consists of many other cannabinoids. These include cannabidiol acid (CBDa), cannabidivarin (CBDV), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabichromene (CBC).

Each of these compounds has its own unique beneficial traits:

    • CBDV has been shown to be an effective anticonvulsant.
    • CBG can work to reduce inflammation.
    • CBDa is the acidic form of CBD
    • CBN has been found to have sedative properties.
  • CBD has antifungal properties.

It’s the combination of all of these compounds taken in the full-spectrum hemp oil that provides the best health benefits. When all the compounds work together, this is known as the entourage effect.

4.  Are there test results you can look at?

Any reputable company selling hemp products should provide consumers with test results or certificates of analysis (COAs), even if they’re not legally obligated to do so. They should be conducted by a third party and test not only the CBD but other cannabinoids and terpenes as well. Also, the results should reveal the presence of pesticides or any other contaminants. If you can’t find this information or it’s hard to obtain (or maybe it doesn’t exist), be wary.

5. What claims is the product or manufacturer making?

Another reason to stay away from a brand is if it is making unfounded health claims about its products. As mentioned, hemp oil has been shown to help people deal with different ailments, but results vary from person to person.

Only prescription drugs can come with labels saying that they treat certain ailments. If a hemp product makes this type of claim, not only is this misleading, the company will almost certainly run into trouble with the FDA.

Why Earth Science Tech produces the best CBD products on the market

If you’re going to use a hemp product, it’s important that it is made with the utmost quality ingredients, and our full-spectrum cannabinoid profile contains more cannabinoids at a higher content than other full-spectrum hemp oils on the market. This is what makes Earth Science Tech (ETST) superior.

We go to painstaking efforts to produce high-grade full-spectrum cannabinoid products that provide users with optimal benefits. We also use a third-party lab to test our products and all of its contents to ensure its purity. For any concerns or questions, please contact us. You can call 305-615-2118 or send us a message through our online form.

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What the 2018 Farm Bill Means for the Hemp Industry

As 2018 was ending, the hemp industry celebrated a big win

In December, Congress approved the 2018 Farm Bill, which changes the way hemp is treated in the U.S.—now, it will be seen as any normal crop instead of a “quasi-controlled substance.”

Here’s a look at what was approved in the bill and what it could mean for the cannabis industry.

Hemp farming and beyond

Hemp is one variety of cannabis that is considered non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t have the same brain-altering effects as marijuana. The 2018 Farm Bill legalizes hemp production, specifically of industrial hemp that has 0.3 percent or less of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

This is a big deal for the industry, in that it removes industrial hemp from the Controlled Substances Act of 1970, which sets forth regulations on illegal substances.

The 2018 Farm Bill will change the way farmers approach hemp agriculture. Two of the key changes to hemp production are:

  1. Industrial hemp is now legalized, including its extracts, cannabinoids and
  2. Hemp producers are now eligible for federal crop insurance.

States will now have a chance to regulate hemp production to take advantage of economic benefits. Also, federal grants from the U.S. Department of Agriculture will now be available to those who are researching hemp and its effects.

Government officials including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an advocate of the bill, said back in June that much of the hemp products that American consumers are buying have been imported since American farmers weren’t able to farm hemp because of federal regulations related to cannabis.

The Farm Bill removes industrial hemp from those regulations, thus allowing American producers to get in on the profits.

What this means for CBD

Many in the cannabis extract market were happy to hear about the 2018 Farm Bill win for hemp, as hemp-derived cannabidiol (CBD) is now legal.

However, a day after the Farm Bill was signed by the president, the FDA released a statement with a clear message: they will still be rigorous about CBD inspections and regulations, and the legalization of industrial hemp doesn’t mean that producers can then put hemp into certain products and claim that they have health benefits.

The statement says that “This is because both CBD and THC are active ingredients in FDA-approved drugs and were the subject of substantial clinical investigations before they were marketed as foods or dietary supplements.”

As with any big change in regulations, the FDA wants to be sure that the market doesn’t go crazy with producers trying to take advantage of the potential benefits of the now-legal, hemp-derived CBD.

Predictions for the future

While some hemp farmers have already seen big impacts on their 2019 growing season, some are worried about the lack of testing standard details. One hemp producer’s director who talked to the Hemp Business Journal said that even though hemp crops have to be tested by certified labs, there are not really uniform testing standards yet, and states will have to decide how to approach the testing.

Another concern is that there will be too much hemp production since there isn’t a cap on how much can be cultivated per producer.

While the passage of the 2018 Farm Bill is a win for the hemp industry, it’s yet to be seen if this means a wider acceptance of cannabis, in general, can be expected. However, many states have been taking action, including Michigan, which voted to legalize recreational marijuana in 2018. The state now allows those over age 21 to carry up to 2.5 ounces of cannabis, though it’s still illegal to use on certain properties, like schools or other public properties.

Even though the future is still fairly unknown, predictions show that the industry is set to continue growing. By 2024, the cannabis industry is predicted to grow to $800 million in revenue.

The Hemp Business Journal predicts that the hemp industry will grow at a combined annual growth rate (CAGR) or 18.4 percent over the next five years and that by 2022 it will reach $1.3 billion.

The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill could be one step of many to come that move the cannabis and CBD industries forward.

Earth Science Tech (ETST) offers quality high-grade full-spectrum cannabinoid oil and is an innovative biotech company that operates in fields such as nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, medical device, research, and development. Contact us to learn more about our research or to learn more about our high-grade full-spectrum cannabinoids.

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2018 Cannabis Conference: Seeking Higher Ground

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Over 700 Gather for Philadelphia’s First Cannabis Opportunity Conferencehosted by Senator Street & DACO, Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities

PHILADELPHIA, PA -‘2018 Cannabis Conference: Seeking Higher Ground’,PA Senator Sharif Street, 3rd District joined the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities(DACO) to host a two-day conference on the emerging opportunities in the Cannabis Industry for marginalized communities on Friday, October 19th and Saturday, October 20th, 2018 at Temple University Medical School located at 3500 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19140.

 

The event which drew over 700 participants in two days was hosted by The Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities and opened with a  welcome address by Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney and a message on Social Justice from US Senator Cory Booker. Senator Street and  DACO aims to open the dialogue for opportunities in education, wellness, social justice, policy, entrepreneurship and workforce development. A diverse group of exhibitors and speakers converged to offer a variety of programming including a job fair, legislative panel of past and pending cannabis reform, expungement clinic and more.

 

PA Senator Sharif Street (3rd District) added, “The issues of cannabis reform are economic issues, social justice issues and equity. The absurdity and history of US Drug Policy has been imbedded in the prohibition of cannabis and driven by the overincarceration of black and brown communities.  I am proud to offer legislation to decriminalize cannabis at the state level. I am proud to offer my office to constituents to sign up for Medical Marijuana cards and I am proud to join DACO in educating and empowering our communities to participate in this emerging industry. It is time for Pennsylvania to grow its economy and legalize cannabis in a fair, just and equitable way. ”

 

Cheron Perry-Thomas Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, of the Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities (DACO) said, “The 2018 Cannabis Opportunities Conference did what it set out to do which was to bring awareness of opportunities in cannabis to our communities.  Desiree Ivey and I have received much positive feedback about the education and networking opportunities. We were able to bring elected officials, experts, lawyers, doctors and community stakeholders together to ask questions, and learn about the cannabis as an entry to wellness and for economic empowerment.”

 

“The success of the very first Diasporic Alliance for Cannabis Opportunities Conference (DACO) shows nothing but how promising and beneficial this industry is on a number of levels – including medicinal, economic and entrepreneurial,” said Councilman Derek S. Green (At-Large). “I’m grateful to State Senator Sharif Street, as well as to the members of DACO for inviting me to be part of this endeavor. I look forward to future conversation and collaboration on this front.”

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Earth Science Tech LTD (ETST) Promotes Women’s Health with Strategically Branded Self-sampling Kit

DORAL, Florida, Oct. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —

Earth Science Tech LTD (OTCQB: ETST) (“ETST” or the “Company”), an innovative biotech company focused on the cannabidiol (CBD), nutraceutical and pharmaceutical fields, medical devices, and research and development, today details its branding strategy for Hygee™, a medical device designed for the detection of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) in women. With plans to market Hygee™ on five continents, ETST is deploying a striking graphic identity that will speak directly to women.

“From the name of the device to specifics of the logo, our branding strategy reflects the personal yet crucial nature of the Hygee™ self-sampling kit. We wanted to make the brand memorable, yet simple enough to promote its ease-of-use,” states Nickolas S. Tabraue, president, director and chairman of ETST. “Hygee™ is associated with peace of mind, protection, security, health and wellness.”A play on the Greek word for “hygiene,” the name Hygee™ integrates intimacy, confidentiality and discretion. Hygee™ looks like – and is worn like – a standard panty liner. Aptly named, the device allows a woman to discreetly take her own sample for testing to detect STIs, starting with chlamydia.

The positioning of “Personal feminine health test” explains the purpose of the product. Set under the logo, it gives the target market the context needed to better understand the brand.

The tagline, “Accurate, Simple and Discreet,” reflects the personal nature of the product.

ETST CEO and Chief Science Officer Dr. Michel Aubé said, “Hygee™ is designed to preserve women’s health. Our goal is to act upstream to give women the control and the information they need to avoid severe health complications from STI.”

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/3330935c-ad09-415b-b662-94d805e17ceb

The Market

While STIs are a serious problem worldwide, the rates of infection across the USA have increased for the third consecutive year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The market for Hygee™ is considerable, as no one uses this technology to perform the 100 million tests for Chlamydia trachomatis done around the world each year. ETST believes Hygee™ will be an ideal tool for high throughput screening of individuals who want to know if they are infected with STIs like chlamydia and gonorrhea. It is accepted that young women are also at higher risk, and this is why ETST will market Hygee™ to target that demographic.

“The best way to fight STIs is prevention, and the only way for women to avoid the dangerous results of untreated STI is early treatment. This means that women need to know if they are infected. We believe that Hygee™ will be the best tool to provide that information. ETST will target specific populations of women globally to better counter the STI epidemic,” said Dr. Aubé.

About Earth Science Tech LTD (ETST)

Earth Science Tech LTD (“ETST”) offers the highest purity and quality high-grade full spectrum cannabinoid oil on the market.. ETST formulates, markets and distributes the CBD oil used for its studies to the public, offering the most effective quality of CBD on the market.

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