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CBD Facts & Benefits
HERE’S SOME HELPFUL INFORMATION ABOUT CBD
Are you wondering about CBD and whether or not you should be taking it? Do you want to boost your overall wellness, or treat a specific illness? You are not alone, more and more people are becoming interested in CBD and are making the switch. We have seen the healing powers of CBD and you yourself may have even seen its powerful effects.
WHAT IS CBD, AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
CBD stands for cannabidiol, one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in cannabis. CBD found naturally in cannabis is 100% legal in the United States. Once extracted from the cannabis plant, CBD is primarily consumed in oils, extracts, salves. It can be taken orally through drops, vaporized to smoke, or cooked into edibles.
CBD works by interacting with our body systems, including the central nervous system, skin, digestive tract, and the reproductive organs, to “unlock” cell receptors that are part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS). ECS affects just about every aspect of your health and wellbeing, from mood and memory to pain perception and motor control to appetite and sleep. Because CBD has a similar composition to chemicals the human body produces naturally, it can help the ECS with neuroprotection, stress recovery, immune balance, and homeostatic regulation.
HOW IS CBD DIFFERENT THAN THC?
Unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive, which means you can expect to relax with CBD, but you won’t feel intoxicated. In fact, CBD seems to act as a natural barrier against the “high” (and potential anxiety) associated with THC.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING CBD?
Now to the good stuff—how can CBD help you?
- Assist in the reduction of inflammation and swelling
- Inhibit oxidation (CBD has antioxidant qualities)
- Help reduce anxiety
- Alleviates depression
- Relieve pain
- Reduce vomiting and nausea
- Reduce acne
- Promote bone growth
- Reduce seizures and convulsions
- Reduce blood sugar levels
- Reduce risk of artery blockage
And more! The effects of CBD on the body are thought to be broad and far-reaching. It is suspected to, directly and indirectly, affect the vanilloid receptors (important for pain modulation), adenosine receptors (important to the sleep-wake cycle), and serotonin receptors (important for mood and stress management).