What is CBD?
CBD, short for canabidoil, is a naturally occurring chemical compound found primarily in the cannabis plant. It is legal in the United State (all 50) and is gaining recognition for it’s health properties. It's a naturally occurring substance that's used in products like oils and edibles to impart a feeling of relaxation and calm. Unlike its cousin tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), it's not psychoactive.
How does CBD work?
Recent science has found that the endocannabinoid system does not just respond to the endocannabinoids produced in the body, but also responds to external cannabinoids like the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD). Introducing CBD to the body can help reduce the symptoms of a wide range of illnesses including epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, chronic inflammation, depression, diabetes, rhuematoid arthritis, anxiety, and opioid withdrawal.
CBD acts upon CB1 and CB2 receptors located throught the body to produce a variety of potentially positive outcomes. CBD does not bind directly to either of these receptors but instead impacts them indirectly. These indirect actions include activating TRPV1 Receptors that work to control important functions like pain perception, body temperature, and inflammation. CBD can also increase the amount of anandamide in the body. Known as the "bliss molecule", anandamide plays a role in the neural generation of pleasure and motivation.
Does CBD get you high?
No. The cannabis plant is made up of two main players: CBD and THC. CBD is the non-psychoactive portion of the plant, so what that means is you won't have any effects like euphoria.
There are many proven health benefits...
- Relieves pain and inflammation
- Antipsychotic effects
- Reduces anxiety
- Helps to fight cancer
- Relieves nausea
- Helps with neurological disorders
- Lowers incidents of diabetes
- Promotes cardiovascular health
How do you use it?
CBD oil is used orally in tinctures, sprays, capsules and candies. Also, it is used on the skin in balms, creams and rollers. It is also smoked or vaped. Start with a low dosage to find what works best for you.