What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
How Does CBD work?
CBD oil acts on the body’s endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is found in all mammals and contains CB1 and CB2 receptors, more receptors than any other system in the human body. Human bodies naturally produce endocannabinoids, which in turn, act on the receptors to produce a physiologic response. CBD introduces extra cannabinoids into the ECS and can help to regulate many of the body’s functions. CBD gives your body more of what it already produces to promote health, well-being and return to homeostasis.
Does CBD get me “High”?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is naturally non-intoxicating. You may feel more calm when taking it. CBD’s effects are more relaxing vs a high feeling. Not only will CBD not get you high, but it actually counteracts the high effects of THC, which is the compound notorious for getting people high.
Is CBD Purely Medical?
While many people think of CBD as the "medical part" of the marijuana plant and THC as the "recreational part", CBD can also be used recreational to improve mood or as a way to relax.
Will CBD make me sleepy?
Very high doses of CBD can be sleep-promoting, but CBD is not a sedative. Moderate doses of CBD are energizing, causing feeling of alertness and focus.
Will CBD show up on a drug test?
Drug test screen for THC, the psychoactive agent in cannabis. CBD is a non-psychoactive and non-intoxicating compound. Most CBD has a negligible amount of THC and Isolate CBD is THC-Free. So always make sure to ask.
Is CBD from Hemp still CBD?
Many people think that CBD should be sourced from marijuana rather than hemp but CBD is just as powerful weather is comes from hemp or marijuana. Hemp seed oil on the other hand, is not CBD oil. Though Hemp seed oil may have its benefits such as being rich in Omegas, it does not have the same benefits as CBD oil and should not be confused for one another.
What are the benefits of CBD?
Using CBD has been shown to reduce anxiety and depression in both human and animal studies.
Though CBD has been shown to help reduce symptoms related to cancer and cancer treatment, and may even have cancer-fighting properties, more research is needed to assess its efficacy and safety.
CBD, especially in combination with THC, may be effective in reducing pain associated with diseases like multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
CBD may have beneficial effects on acne due to its anti-inflammatory qualities and its ability to control the overproduction of sebum from the sebaceous glands.
CBD has been shown to effectively treat symptoms related to epilepsy and Parkinson’s disease. CBD was also shown to reduce the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in test-tube and animal studies.
Though more human studies are needed, CBD may benefit heart health in several ways, including by reducing blood pressure and preventing heart damage.
Studies suggest that CBD may help people with schizophrenia and other mental disorders by reducing psychotic symptoms.
CBD has been shown to modify circuits in the brain related to drug addiction. In rats, CBD has been shown to reduce morphine dependence and heroin-seeking behavior.
In test-tube and animal studies, CBD has demonstrated anti-tumor effects. In animals, it has been shown to prevent the spread of breast, prostate, brain, colon and lung cancer.
In diabetic mice, treatment with CBD reduced the incidence of diabetes by 56% and significantly reduced inflammation.