What is CBD?
CBD, short for Cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that has many health and medicinal benefits. Unlike THC, CBD does not give users a high. But what is CBD?
For many years, most of the public ignored CBD because THC seemed to be the most exciting compound present in cannabis.
There is a growing body of research that indicates that CBD may be an effective treatment for arthritis, Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, diabetes, drug withdrawals, epilepsy, depression, schizophrenia, cancer, and many other conditions and symptoms.
CBD offers a wealth of benefits, but how does one compound offer so many benefits?
CBD works in the endocannabinoid system in the body. The endocannabinoid system regulates our mood, physical experience, memory, appetite, and immune system.
It has four main purposes: protecting the brain, recovering from stress, balancing the immune system, and creating optimum energy balance in the body.
CBD has a similar composition to our own naturally produced cannabinoids. It interacts with our endocannabinoid system to produce health and therapeutic benefits.
HOW DOES CBD WORK?
Within the endocannabinoid system, there are two types of receptors, CB1 and CB2 receptors.
THC works by binding directly to CB1 receptors. CBD does not directly bind to any of the receptors in the endocannabinoid system, rather, it works to slow down the elimination of naturally occurring neurotransmitters in the endocannabinoid system.
*There has been much focus on one such neurotransmitter called Anandamide.
Anandamide, commonly referred to as the “bliss molecule,” is a neurotransmitter responsible for maintaining mental health, producing pleasant sensations, and relieving pain.
Some refer to Anandamide as the body’s own form of THC. CBD works by allowing the body to produce more anandamide, thus giving a natural and familiar feeling of happiness. CBD blocks the enzyme FAAH that is responsible for breaking down anandamide in the body, allowing it to last longer within the body.
WHAT IS CBD USED FOR?
CBD has been shown to be a potential treatment for more than 50 medical conditions. Along with being a medical treatment, many people take CBD to heal, relax, and to help with focus.
CBD has tremendous holistic therapeutic potential.
Already, the discovery of the endocannabinoid system has opened major doors in medical and psychiatric medicine and as more research is done, CBD Supplements will be as natural as taking a daily vitamin.
Looking to experience a natural feeling of well being, feel more relaxed and eliminate many of your aches and pains. HOLISTICALLY? CBD could be the perfect choice for you.
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