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Latest Research: Potential Effects of CBD on COVID19

With lives on the line, researchers are frantically searching for medicines that could mitigate the symptoms, lower their duration, and reduce the infection rate. A plant-derived compound may play a vital role in fighting COVID19!


There have been 3 separate studies released in May 2020, addressing the potential effects that CBD may have on fighting COVID19.


We welcome you to read this research.

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Endocannabinoid System: Stress Modulation

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is probably one of the most important physiological systems in the body, yet most people, including medical professionals have no awareness of its existence. It is estimated that the ECS first appeared in primitive animals more than 600 million years ago, yet it took until 1988 for researchers at the Department of Pharmacology in St. Louis University Medical School to discover that the mammalian brain has receptor sites that react to cannabis compounds such as THC and CBD.
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Turmeric - The Golden Spice

Though turmeric has been used in cooking and medicine for more than 4,000 years in China and India, consumers in the U.S. have been late to the turmeric game. In the past 25 years, more than 3,000 studies have been done investigating its potential benefits.Turmeric is probably most familiar for the yellow color it gives to curry dishes, though it is also used in beauty products and herbal supplements. Part of the ginger family, whole turmeric looks a lot like its ginger root cousin, though the inside is distinctly orange.

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CBD vs Opioid Addiction Study: NYC's Mount Sinai Hospital

There has been some research showing that cannabis may play a role in reducing opioid use. One study showed that when residents had access to legal medical marijuana, prescriptions for opioids fell by 3.74 million doses per year. A separate study looking at Medicaid prescription data from 2011-2016 demonstrated that in states where adult-use cannabis was legal, there was a 6.38 percent reduction in opiate prescriptions.
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The Powers of Gingerol and Capsaicin

Capsaicin is a compound found in most of the spicy peppers such as jalapeno, habanero, & cayenne peppers.Research shows that the capsaicin binds to the nerve receptors -TRPV1 - that transmit pain and heat. Another natural compound that shows promise in tamping down the pain response is [6]-gingerol. Like its name suggests, this chemical relative of capsaicin is found in fresh ginger.Though studies on the pain relieving effects of gingerol are not as widely researched as capsaicin, research conducted at TzuHui Institute of Technology in Taiwan suggested that gingerol may contain both analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties.
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Don’t Drink your CBD Oil!

Unfortunately, most people are taking their CBD tinctures incorrectly. Tinctures are meant to be taken sublingually. First, we must define that “Sublingual” means administered under the tongue, where it is absorbed through the mucous membranes of the mouth. This allows for the active ingredients to enter into the bloodstream in a more direct path than if you were just to swallow the oil.

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Latest Study: Wound Healing Properties of Beta-Caryophyllene

Though the research on how terpenes may help with overall health is still limited, there is at least one mouse study showing that the terpene beta-caryophyllene (BCP) - found in cloves, rosemary, and in our kitchen cupboards as black pepper - may enhance wound healing
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CBD Tinctures: Understanding Your Dose

Most people are not aware of the dosing they have taken or are taking. It is important to understand that “One Dropper-Full” or ‘“10 Drops” is NOT a dose. A dose is an amount of active ingredients, measured in milligrams (mg) taken in a serving size. To know what dose you are actually taking you should read the information on your bottle and do some simple math:
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Boosting Your Immune System

Covid-19 has turned our world upside down. While public health experts, political officials, doctors and scientists grapple with the novel coronavirus, we lay-people are left with the feeling that our health is out of our control. And while it’s true that the mysteries of Covid-19 are still being unraveled, there is an aspect of our health that we may have some control over, and that is our immune system. 


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Why our name is Lock & Key?

It’s unlikely that you’ve heard of a German organic chemist named Emil Fischer. The 1902 winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry was the first to discover and synthesize purines, or chemical compounds commonly found in food and drinks. It is Fischer we have to thank for the discovery of the world’s most commonly used psychoactive drug, and member of the purine family, caffeine


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Cannabinoids - The Keys to Cannabis as a Medicine

Cannabinoids are a diverse class of chemical compounds that act on a variety of receptors in mammalian creatures, in both the central and peripheral nervous systems. Over 100 cannabinoids are produced in the resin of the cannabis plant species. These are known as ‘phyto-cannabinoids’ with ‘phyto’ being the Greek prefix for ‘plant’. 
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Terpene Research Report - Part 2

In addition to our previous terpene report, we welcome you to take a look at the terpenes in this secondary report. Although they may not be as prevalent as the terpenes in the first report, all of them are found in at least one of our products.
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Terpene Research Report - Part 1

Plant-based medicine has been used by humans for tens of thousands of years, in all populated regions of the Earth. Over the last several decades, there has been a renewal of interest in natural remedies as an alternative to the pharmaceutical drugs. Scientists from around the planet begun to research the compounds that make these plants so effective. Many of the plants’ healing superpowers come from the Terpenes.
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