Cannabidiol or CBD is a non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant with enormous therapeutic potential. Although CBD doesn’t make people feel high like THC does, it’s causing quite a buzz among scientists, health professionals, and medical marijuana patients who are using CBD-rich products to treat a wide range of conditions – chronic pain, pain,inflammation, caner, Crohn’s. diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, antibiotic resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and so many more.
Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities. Cannabidiol can change gene expression and remove beta amyloid plaque, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, from brain cells.
We are all wired since before birth to respond positively to cannabis in all forms.
All through school we are taught that there are 11 major systems in our body: circulatory, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, skeletal, integumentary, skeletal, nervous, endocrine, lymphatic, & digestive,
But there is one more recently discovered (30 years ago!) – the endocannabinoid system.
In the research and scientific community this system has been called numerous times THE MOST IMPORTANT PHYSIOLOGIC SYSTEM INVOLVED IN ESTABLISHING AND MAINTAINING HUMAN HEALTH.
Scientists were researching the effects of THC on our bodies when they discovered the remarkably complex network of cannabinoid receptors expressed in the cells of both the central and peripheral nervous system.
Why would our body produce all of these receptors if there were no naturally occurring cannabinoids?!
The first naturally occurring cannabinoid in our bodies was discovered – anandamide and it acts on the CB1 and CB2 receptors the same way as cannabis does. These receptors are located in high concentrations throughout your entire body (brain, organs, skin, immune system) which is why CBD and THC work to help SO MANY DIFFERENT conditions and ailments.
CBD is one of the main components of the cannabis plant. It can be extracted from cannabis or hemp.
CBD Assists and enhances the body’s own self-healing capacity in the mental, physical and emotions (MIND BODY SPIRIT)
It will NOT get you “high” or feel intoxicated
There are no addictive properties to it
There is no lethal dose or risk of overdose
As an antioxidant it is more beneficial than blueberries, vitamin C or vitamin E!
As an anti-inflammatory it has been proven tobe more effective at relieving inflammation in your body than the typical over the counter NSAIDS – which are harmful with long term use
CBD is even being found to be 2x more effective then topical corticosteroids in many new scientific studies
CBD is a neuroprotectant and has been patented by the government in the past for treatment in althimers and stroke patients
CBD has recently been FDA approved as seizure treatment as the brand name epidiolex but is almost purely CBD isolate
CBD works to prevents stress via the adenosine receptor in our endocannabinoid system, which controls the response to stress.