WHAT IS CANNABIDIOL OR CBD?
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of over 100 cannabinoids present in the cannabis plant. Next to Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, it is the most abundant cannabinoid.
First thing to note is that there are several differences between the two. In contrast to THC, CBD is non-psychoactive. As a result, regardless of how much you consume, you will never feel “high.” There is a growing body of research that shows a wide range of holistic benefits of CBD.
THE POSSIBLE BENEFITS OF CANNABIDIOL
While we certainly make no medical claims, studies show Cannabidiol has beneficial properties including:
POSSIBLE USES FOR CANNABIDIOL (CBD)
Why use CBD? Cannabidiol has even more therapeutic uses. Above all, it shows to provide relief for conditions such as:
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
Curious how CBD works in the body?
It interacts with The Endocannabinoid System. The ECS is a biological system present in all humans and most animals. It is made up of cannabinoid receptors (called CB1 and CB2) and endocannabinoids (cannabinoids our bodies produce naturally). The primary role of the ECS is to maintain homeostasis. Like a lock and key signaling system, cannabinoids (such as CBD or THC) interact with cannabinoid receptors. CBD is unique from THC. It does not interact with these receptors directly. As a result, it acts as a signaling system. This explains why it does not make you feel high. Even more, it can block the psychoactive effects of THC.
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The FDA has not evaluated these statements. Furthermore, descriptions related to CBD are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure any disease. Always check with your doctors before starting a new dietary supplement program.