Resources

One mission here at Little Tree is to provide transparency and to stay up to date on the latest research. We have put together a few links as a resource for your research. 

- Anxiety. Here's a look at what Mayo Clinic has to say. 

"Another study involving 72 participants that was published in January examined whether CBD can help improve anxiety and sleep quality. It found a decrease in anxiety symptoms in 57 of the study participants and concluded that CBD may hold benefit for anxiety-related disorders."

For more information, click the link.

https://newsnetwork.mayoclinic.org/discussion/mayo-clinic-q-and-a-research-needed-into-treating-anxiety-with-cbd/ 

- Neuropathy. Drug Science has an informative article here: 

"One of the main benefits of using CBD products in the treatment of neuropathic pain is that it reduces the reliance on pain medication. This is especially important since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that, in the United States alone, approximately 130 people die every single day due to opioid overdose. [6]"

For more information, click the link.

https://www.drugscience.org/cbd-oil-for-neuropathy/

- Parkinson's. Healthline elaborates here: 

"CBD appears to be best suited to address those non-motor issues and potential side effects, rather than motor issues. One study with more than 200 people found that that use of cannabis had a high effectiveness on non-motor symptoms. However, this study included THC with CBD, not CBD alone."

For more information, click the link.

https://www.healthline.com/health/parkinsons-disease/cbd-oil-for-parkinsons

- Sleep. The Permanente Journal has an article on the topic:

"The final sample consisted of 72 adults presenting with primary concerns of anxiety (n = 47) or poor sleep (n = 25). Anxiety scores decreased within the first month in 57 patients (79.2%) and remained decreased during the study duration. Sleep scores improved within the first month in 48 patients (66.7%) but fluctuated over time. In this chart review, CBD was well tolerated in all but 3 patients."

For more information, click the link.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6326553/

- For Dogs and Cats. Here are some benefits of CBD according to Canine Journal.  

"Like humans, dogs and cats have an endocannabinoid system that allows them to benefit from CBD oil. This system allows the active ingredients in hemp to help relieve many symptoms." 

For more information, click the link.

https://www.caninejournal.com/benefits-of-cbd-oil-for-dogs/ 

- Here is an article regarding the differences between Full-Spectrum, Broad Spectrum and Isolate. We are big proponents that Ethanol Extracted, Whole-Extract, Full-Spectrum is the most effective. All Little Tree products are Full-Spectrum. 

Full-Spectrum is best for "Individuals with more severe conditions or conditions that CBD isolate and Broad Spectrum could not alleviate"

For more information, click the link.

https://medium.com/cbd-origin/full-spectrum-vs-broad-spectrum-vs-cbd-isolate-the-difference-explained-a09e415bf235

- What is Ethanol? We use 200 proof food grade (food grade is important!) ethanol as our extraction solvent.

We have found that extractions performed with food grade ethanol produces the best complete full-spectrum products. Whole, full-spectrum extract, is the most effective form of hemp extract. A lot of people equate ethanol to other dangerous and toxic substances found in gasoline. But really, so long as it's food grade, it's one of the safest substances to use as an extraction solvent. It's the starting point for many drinkable liquors and beer. 

Here's a super quick video that explains how ethanol is made. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-XCRvEQCbM