What is CBD?
CBD stands for Cannabidiol, 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 ago. The therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. CBD is a safe, non-addictive substance, and is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.
Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.
CBD can actually lessen or neutralize the psychoactive effects of THC, depending on how much of each compound is consumed. Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high – or with less of a high. The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time.
CBD: Alternative to Pharmaceuticals
Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – medicine more in synch with natural processes. By tapping into how we function biologically on a deep level, CBD can provide relief for a wide range of maladies, including (but not limited to):
- Inflammation and pain
- Stress and Anxiety
- Menstrual Cramps
- Insomnia and restless sleep
- Autoimmune diseases
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Skin disease, such as acne, dermatitis, psoriasis
- Neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and epilepsy
- Metabolic syndrome, such as diabetes
- Neuropsychiatric illnesses such as autism, ADHD and PTSD
- Gastrointestinal disorders such as colitis and Chron’s disease
- Cardiovascular dysfunction, such as atherosclerosis and arrhythmia
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