our scientific research is vital to everything we teach and share with you. On this page you can find plenty of information about the benefits and details of our suggested treatments.
SpirulinA, Nigella Sativa Oil, Magnesium and CBD
From Aztec fuel, to your smoothie
Spirulina is an ancient food that was consumed by the Aztecs, they knew it as “tecuital”, and they baked it into cakes. Today this vibrant blue-green algae is grown in fresh and salt waters in places such as Australia, China and Hawaii.
The alage is dried out, and ground up into a highly nutritious powder which can be mixed into water, juices, smoothies and you can even bake with it. The culinary uses are nearly as diverse as it’s health benefits.
Green Magic: The benefits of spirulina
Spirulina is one of the foods that is lauded as a “superfood”, and one that we believe to be most deserving on that accolade. The most striking thing about spirulina is the vivid shade of green. The green colour indicates the presence of chlorophyll which aids in ”detxification” by helping to transport heavy metals and other pollutants out of the body. It can also have an alkalising effect on the body, which is fantastic for liver function.
This mysterious powder is source of complete protein, containing all 9 essential ammino acids. Protein is vital for energy and repair. It is also known to be an immunity booster. Spirulina is a potent source of antioxidants which fight free radicals in the body, and can improve overall cellular function. It is also considered to be antimicrobial. This means that that it may have the ability to fight off infection and diseases The antioxidants in spirulina have been shown to have an antiinflamatory effect, and protect against stress induced inflammation.
Already spiruliana has proven itself to be next superfood on your “to take” list, but theres one last suprisng nutrient: gamma linoleic acid. The only other place you could get that is from mother’s breastmilk, and it has immense anti-inflammatory effects.
• Detoxifies the body
• Balances PH LEVELS
• Boosts Immunity
• Energises you
• plant based protein
Nigella Sativa Oil
Small seeds, Big Benefits
The seeds from the Nigella sativa plant, may be small but they appear to be a powerhouse against epilepsy, allergies and are known to boost the immune system. They have been referenced throughout history, and were even discovered in the tomb of Tumkahmun. Perhaps to assist him into the afterlife? Blackseed oil is also believed to have been applied to the complexions of Cleopatra and Nefertti, and could be the secret to their enduring beauty.
Black seed oil contains the powerful bioactive thymoquinone. In addition to this, there are over 100 nutritional compounds and it is rich in phytonutrients. It can stabilize blood glucose and cholesterol metabolism, it also seems to be effective against inflammation, and can reduce the pain brought on by rheumatoid arthritis. It also appears immune boosting, can help protect against allergies and can have an antibacterial effect.
Nigella Sativa oil versus cancer
There are 462 published studies on the effectiveness of Nigella sativa. Multiple studies have investigated the effect of Nigella sativa and its anti-tumor capabilities. Nigella sativa was proven to have an effect on tumour cell death in 1997 at the Cancer Research Facility at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
The seeds from the Nigella sativa help to restore the immune system, destroy cancer cells and strengthen the good cells so that they are able to fight the cancer.
The Stardust Supplement
Magnesium is the ninth most available element in the known universe. Large aging stars explode into supernovas, and magnesium cascades into the interstellar medium where it becomes part of new star systems.
Magnesium makes up 13% of the earth’s mass, and is the third most abundant element dissolved into sea water, preceded by sodium and chlorine. It is one of the seven macro minerals required for good health; it is essential for cell health, and up to 300 enzyme actions.
A spray a day keeps the doctor away
Magnesium chloride has a therapeutic effect on the body when applied transdermally. This can be in the form of an indulgent bath, or by applying a magnesium “oil” spray. Magnesium chloride flakes can be dissolved in a water spray bottle, and sprayed directly onto the body, and left to sink in before showering.
Magnesium is known to relieve of aches and pains, so may be beneficial for those living with fibromyalgia. Magnesium nourishes the muscles and aids in their relaxation. This leads to support of cardiac tissues and the cardiovascular system.
This supplement can also help to improve mood and reduce tension-related stress.
• treats diabetes
• Regulates blood pressure
• Helps depression
• Increases Energy
• Prevents Migraines
At Sacred, we have unequivocal faith in the healing properties of cannabis. We aspire to discover the truth, inspiring you to make empowered choices about your health and wellbeing.
What is CBD?
The cannabis plant has two main compounds, CBD (Cannabidiol) and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol). Both of these have health promoting properties. CBD is one of over 60 compounds that are found in cannabis, which are known as cannabinoids. It is low in toxicity, and is legal in most countries.
When used intelligently, it can be wonderfully healing and can alleviate many common health problems. It has revealed itself to be non-psychoactive, unlike THC which is the compound notorious for its mind altering properties, and is associated with “getting high”. Conversely, CBD has also been shown to reduce the intoxication caused by THC. CBD has proven to be anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, antioxidant, and can have neuro protective immune boosting properties.
The Original Herbal Remedy
Used medicinally for thousands of years, the cannabis plant was banned in the 1930s due to fears of misuse and potential side effects of the plant. Many of us were warned whilst growing up about the detrimental effects of “smoking weed”, and may not feel comfortable establishing a relationship with the plant. However, the therapeutic properties of cannabis have been reconsidered and are being explored by researchers, who continue to make discoveries about the potential benefits of the plant.
We want to help repair the damage caused to the reputation of cannabis, as an illicit “drug” so it is time to introduce you to the more caring side of cannabis.
• attacks cancer
• pain reliever
• Reduces anxiety
• Combat nausea
• helps seizures
• Prevents diabetes
Dr. Ralph Mechoulam
Allow us to introduce you to your endocannabinoid system (ECS), possibly one of the most pertinent physiological systems to maintaining optimal health. Endocannabinoids and their receptors are located throughout the body, and regulate biological processes such as appetite, pain sensation, mood and memory.
The system was discovered by Israeli Dr. Ralph Mechoulam in the mid-1990s, who was also to the researcher who identified THC. He determined that there are a series of receptors located in the body that are programmed to accept cannabinoids, in particular Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The two receptors that we know most about are known as CB1 and CB2. Whilst the receptors perform different tasks, they always seek to maintain homeostasis within the body.
The CB1 receptors are located within the brain, and also found in both male and female reproductive organs. THC is specifically keyed to work on the site of the CB1 receptors, and when they do, can lead to the consumer feeling intoxicated, inducing feelings of bliss and euphoria. In addition to getting people “high”, THC can also moderate the perception of pain, so is extremely useful as a pain reliever.
Importantly, CB1 receptors are absent from the parts of the brain that regulate heart rate, and respiration which is why users of cannabis need not worry about overdosing. This means that unlike narcotics, which also induce a feeling of high in the user, there is no lethal dosage of THC.
Our CB2 receptors are located in our immune system, and are most highly concentrated in the spleen. The CB2 receptors are primed to receive CBD, and combine to produce an anti-inflammatory effect. The research on CBD is in its infancy, but proves promising.
It appears that when working on the CB2 receptor it can help strengthen our immune systems, and act as an antispasmodic. It is useful in moderating the effects of intoxication caused by THC. CBD is able to “knock” THC off the CB1 receptor, therefore neutralising the effects.
“Go to nature in all singleness of heart... rejecting nothing, selecting nothing and scorning nothing... and rejoicing always in the truth.” John Ruskin 1843
Healing from within
THC and CBD are the cannabinoids with the most research backed evidence supporting their therapeutic claims. There remains dozens, and possibly hundreds of cannabinoids to be discovered and researched. The healing power of this humble plant is nowhere near realised. It seems almost magical that our bodies have been designed with a system ready to receive and assimilate the healing properties of cannabis. We were born to heal.