WHAT IS CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive compound or cannabinoid primarily derived from the hemp plant containing 0.3% or less THC. Cannabis is the only plant known to contain CBD. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant, then diluting it with a carrier oil such as Medium chain triglycerides or MCT Oil. CBD known as the “cousin” of THC does not produce any of the psychoactive effects THC causes because it does not influence the same
receptors as THC does. CBD along with other cannabinoids are considered to be non-toxic, meaning its nearly impossible to overdose on CBD!
One study has indicated that doses of up to 1500 mg per day can be well tolerated by the human body. CBD has been known to help and reduce stress, anxiety, depression, inflammation and pain. CBD has also been known to help with skin disorders and ailments such as acne and eczema.
WHAT IS CBD USED FOR?
While CBD is more popular than it ever has been, generally speaking scientist and doctors are still in fairly early stages of studies.
What that means is that while CBD is widely known to help many people with many health conditions and ailments, we still need more studies done before we make those claims fool proof.
- Chronic pain
- Drug addiction and withdrawal
- High blood pressure
- Menstrual cramps
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve pain
- Parkinson’s disease
WhAT IS CBD USED FOR?
CBD and THC have similarities in that they both are highly reactive with the Endocannabinoid system and are the two primary cannabinoids that occur naturally in the Cannabis sativa plant but the effects that occur when they interact with our Endocannabinoid system are different. The main difference between CBD and THC is that CBD is non-psychoactive which means that it will not get the you high while THC, the main Psychoactive cannabinoid of the cannabis plant, is known for creating the “high” sensation.
CBD has the same chemical makeup as THC, with the atoms in a different arrangement. This slight arrangement change causes THC to create a psychoactive effect, while CBD does not.