With 40-plus states legalizing access to cannabis and 11 now with recreational access, the anecdotal evidence is off the charts. It will take many years for US science to catch up to what other countries and local consumers have been saying for many years. With all the hype around THC and CBD, speculative health benefits are booming. However with the lack of science to prove direct correlations, the professional community is simply speaking without proper evidence.
Bruce Linton, CEO of Canopy Growth is fighting for CBD regulation. On an episode of Varney Company that aired on Fox Business on the 31st of May 2019, he is quoted “...we want regulation.” He also admittedly stated that there is an abundance of anecdotal evidence and deflected a direct question about the scientific proof of the anti-inflammatory potentials with CBD. He instead spoke on the pharmaceutical version available in the US.
Instead of being able to give a straight answer, he assured the reporter that Canopy is initiating clinical trials in Canada on the efficacy of CBD and other cannabinoids. So at this point there is no clear answer, no definitive scientific proof that CBD actually treats inflammation. Here is where science and consumers need to take a step back.
Let’s talk about fatty acids. Omega-3’s and Omega-6’s have long touted many health benefits. In fact, few nutrients have been studied as thoroughly as omega-3 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats, a type of fat your body can't make. Scientifically backed, omega-3’s have a long list of preventative benefits as well as treatments of common ailments. To name just a few omega-3’s can:
Treat anxiety and depression (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21784145)
Improve eye health (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22559899/)
Promote brain health during pregnancy and early life (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17556695)
Improve heart disease risk factors (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19487105)
Reduce symptoms of ADHD (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7572706)
Fight inflammation (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15698426)
Fight auto-immune diseases (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21760742)
Fight age-related mental decline (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19523795)
Reduce asthma in children (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3522136/)
Treat arthritis (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/13665344)
Improve quality of sleep (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/21897776)
Prevent sun damage to the skin (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738081X10000441)
This in no way is an exhaustive list of proven benefits to proper omega-3 levels. Like omega-3 fatty acids, omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids. The only difference is that the last double bond is six carbons from the omega end of the fatty acid molecule. Omega-6 fatty acids are also essential, so you need to obtain them from your diet. These fats are primarily used for energy.
Many consumers are familiar with omega supplements derived from fish oils. These oils come with an innate amount of contamination and are not sustainably sourced. However, cannabis and hemp seed actually contain all 20 amino acids as well as the ever important Omegas.
Welcome CN3! Foundational health benefits are backed by the plethora of science behind fatty acids and the common deprivation levels currently detected in the population. Naturally devoid of cannabinoids, this patent pending formulation process offers an element of regulatory ease even with federal prohibition still in full force on cannabis and cannabinoids. A sustainably produced, vegan, total body health supplement line that provides all the benefits of omegas and amino acids. CN3 is comprised of hempseed oil omegas and amino acids, blended in a perfect ratio to create the ideal medicine.