Do you know what makes CBD work? The medicinal potential of this cannabinoid may surprise you. Here’s pretty much everything you’ve ever needed to know about CBD.
Before you run out and buy CBD Oil Cannabidiol, you may want to find out about it’s effects on the human/animal metabolism and nervous system. Is it actually legal in your state? (It is if derived from industrial hemp) What are the undisputed benefits and what makes this stuff suitable for you? You may also want to read some unbiased reviews (if any really exist) and find out for yourself what all the noise is about with CBD. And what about CBD derived from marijuana?
Here’s a great article from Anna Wilcox in from 2016 in Herb.co for some great insight into CBD…
“Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most prevalent chemical compounds in the cannabis plant. Unlike the more famous molecule, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD is completely nonpsychoactive.
Don’t expect to get “high” off of this organic chemical, however. CBD is all relaxation without intoxication.
While CBD still has an effect on your body, consuming CBD by itself isn’t going to send you on the cerebral adventure associated with THC. For decades, medical professionals and the general public overlooked CBD because psychoactive cannabis took center stage.”
And for a extremely quick and dirty breakdown of CBD read this popular article from Leaf Science called 10 Facts about CBD… I do need to point out that point #10 is not completely accurate. CBD is not illegal if derived from Industrial Hemp, at least not in the U.S.. The author is correct to say CBD derived from marijuana is still illegal in some states and countries.
“1. CBD is a key ingredient in cannabis
CBD is one of over 113 compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called cannabinoids. Of these compounds, CBD and THC are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied.
CBD and THC levels tend to vary among different plants. Marijuana grown for recreational purposes often contains more THC than CBD, but high-CBD strains are also available.
2. CBD is non-psychoactive
Unlike THC, CBD does not cause a high. While many people enjoy the marijuana high, health professionals prefer treatments with minimal side effects.
CBD is non-psychoactive because it does not act on the same receptors as THC. These CB1 receptors are highly concentrated in the brain and are responsible for the mind-altering effects of THC.”
Finally for some further review, please check out the videos below that reveal some more facts and ongoing studies into the emerging benefits of using cannabidiol CBD hemp oil.
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