CBD. What is it?

We are hearing about it everywhere.  Everyone seems to be talking about CBD, our friends on Facebook, celebrities, and everywhere in between.  But the question is…

WHAT IS CBD?

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of the many molecule compounds found in the resinous flowers of cannabis and hemp. A safe, non-addictive substance, which has many different therapeutic effects as her sister, THC.  THC is the substance in cannabis that makes you feel “high”. THC and CBD are some of the most studied compounds by scientists. THC and CBD both have therapeutic properties but work in different ways on different receptors in our body.  CBD can actually help bring your body to a more harmonious balance.  

“CBD oil is easy to add into your daily health routine”

If you’re reading this you’re probably interested in learning if CBD is right for you. Maybe you want to find an alternative to pharmaceuticals, which can have some side effects.  You may be looking for the therapeutic properties – without feeling the effects from THC. CBD oil is easy to add into your daily health routine, it can provide the relief you may be looking for. There has been extensive scientific research – most sponsored by the U.S. government – and an overwhelming amount of anecdotal accounts on CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of dis-ease.

HOW DOES CBD WORK?

CBD interacts with our bodies in many ways.  One way is by mimicking the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids”. These “endocannabinoids” are part of our regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”. The endocannabinoid system plays a major key role in regulating a wide range of processes that affect our everyday life.  Mood, energy, immunity, blood pressure, hunger, and more. When the endocannabinoid system is off balance our bodies can start to be riddled with disease.  Science has shown that the endocannabinoid system is dysregulated in nearly all-pathological conditions. Which stands to reason “modulating endocannabinoid system activity may have therapeutic potential in almost all diseases affecting humans,” [Pal Pacher and George Kunos, scientists with the US national Institutes of Health].

CBD OIL

There is a growing consumer demand of CBD products.  People are even buying CBD oil for their pets! CBD is not a miracle, but many people have found immense relief and recovery from using CBD and THC products.  Many people would benefit from the use of both CBD and THC products, as there is compelling evidence that CBD works best when combined with THC and the full spectrum of other cannabis compounds. Health professionals are beginning to learn about CBD and the endocannabinoid system. Finding a health professional that prescribes cannabis medical cards may be a great place to start. With their knowledge and first hand experience they may be able to guide someone to the right path.  

HEMP DERIVED CBD

Hemp began, as a grassroots rebellion against cannabis prohibition, and is now growing from the discovery of CBD as a wellness option.  CBD has also reborn the hemp industry, which has lain dormant for decades. The USDA 2018 Farm Bill includes a provision that legalizes the growing of hemp (cannabis with less than 0.3% THC) in large part because of the emerging popularity.  Good quality CBD oil products are becoming available for the conscientious consumer.  Taking the time to research these brands and products side by side will help you find what is best for you.