What is CBD?

What is CBD?

We’ve all asked the question, right? So technically now days CBD means a few things. It’s hard to sort through the many meanings this three letter name can give us, but luckily for you, we’ve put them together.

CBD as a cannabinoid.

There are more than 100 cannabinoids that we know of and the most studied are CBD and THC. Two totally different cannabinoids. CBD is completely non-psychoactive, meaning it doesn’t cause you to get “high” like it sister cannabinoid THC. In fact, CBD counteracts THC keeping a user from getting ”stoned”. This makes CBD cannabinoids benefits appealing to those looking to help with symptoms without the fuzzy feeling.

CBD Products

By now, I’m sure you’ve seen or heard about CBD oil. This oil started it appearance in 2016-2017 and took front and center in 2018. Branded CBD oil, hundreds of products have hit the shelf using the CBD name, but not all products are true CBD oil. Many brands use fillers and solvents to produce their CBD oil. That’s why we are creating a shopping guide just for inquiring minds.

There are many delivery methods when using CBD. The most popular method is tincture which is oil placed under the tongue to absorb in the bloodstream. Others include vaping, eatables, and topicals.

Benefits of CBD:

While researchers are still discovering more exciting effects of CBD, so far studies indicate that CBD could potentially beneficial for treating inflammation, pain, anxiety, seizures, spasms, nausea, and other symptoms. CBD has also shown to have antioxidant and potentially neuroprotective properties.

CBD promotes therapeutic effect on your system which helps with other serious issues. This includes arthritis, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and even cancer.

Our bodies are setup to receive CBD cannabinoids thanks to our endocannabinoid system, which is made up of cannabinoid receptors found through the immune system and the central and peripheral nervous systems. The body naturally synthesizes cannabinoids, but in situations where clinical endocannabinoid deficiency occurs and not enough cannabinoids are produced, the endocannabinoid system is unable to function effectively. Supplementing with CBD, which has a similar composition to the chemicals naturally synthesized by the body, may be able to help the endocannabinoid system work the way it should.

There is so much to learn about CBD. Everyday we are discovering new cannabinoids to help our bodies become more healthy.

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