What is CBD?
CBD oil is a popular natural remedy used for many common ailments and is nowadays widely accepted.
What is CBD?
While many users claim CBD oil has done amazing things for them and experienced it as an aid for diverse medical conditions, particularly pain, anxiety, depression, and sleep disorders, it doesn’t require a prescription.
This non-psychoactive hemp derived product is finding its way into our beauty routines, supplement cabinets, and even our meals and snacks. You can buy it as an oil, capsules, balm, lotion, or even infused in chocolate and gummies.
CBD comes from the industrial hemp (cannabis) plant and it doesn’t contain THC and won’t get you high.
Although good CBD oil is very safe, it's important to look for a trustworthy product that has been tested for quality, consistency, and safety. Most importantly, find a brand you can trust and one that's going above and beyond in terms of transparency and quality.
Where does CBD come from?
The least processed form of the cannabis plant is hemp. Hemp contains most of the CBD that people use medicinally. Hemp and marijuana come from the same plant genus, Cannabis sativa, but the two are very different.
CBD is one of 120+ natural cannabinoids that are extracted from the industrial hemp plant Cannabis Sativa L .. CBD and other natural (Phyto)cannabinoids such as CBDA, CBG, CBGA, CBN, in combination with terpenes and minerals, provide the benefits of a broad spectrum CBD product. When a CBD oil also contains THC cannabinoids, it is a full spectrum CBD oil. In the UK THC is a controlled substance and prohibited in CBD oils.
How CBD works
The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain.
The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, memories, and other functions. THC attaches to these receptors. CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They influence inflammation and pain.
Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor. Instead, it seems to activate the body to produce more of its own (endo) cannabinoids.
CBD has no psychoactive properties and is not addictive. Do not use during pregnancy or breastfeeding. If you are on medication, consult your doctor before use. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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