What is CBD? How does it work? What are the benefits for me? Is it legal?
These are all questions that are coming from a majority of the public due to the increased misinformation being circulated throughout the media and news.
So What Is CBD?
CBD (cannabinoid) is a chemical compound that is unique to the Cannabis plant.
These Cannabinoidiol compounds working along with other compounds referred to as Terpenes have shown therapeutic benefits in cooperation with our Endocannabinoid system (ECS)
Our Endocannabinoid system is a part of the molecular regulatory systems in our body.
ECS plays a large roll in our ability to relax and destress, digestion and circulation functionality, sleeping, inflammation and even cognitive function.
In reality, your ECS is responsible for ensuring your entire body is working optimally.
Our body contains 2 types of cannabinoid receptors (CB1 and CB2), but they are most abundant in your brain and immune system. This system wants to maintain balance, called homeostasis.
In our instinctual efforts of our ECS to create homeostasis, our body leverages tools in the form of nutrients and compounds from everything we put into our body.
This special set of nutrients called Cannabinoids promote homeostasis at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular to each organism.
And CBD works as a switch that turns on our ECS to promote balance.
Cannabidiol is extracted from flowers & buds of marijuana or hemp plants, “Cannabis”. It does not produce intoxication; marijuana’s “stoned” effect is caused by the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
For a lot of patients, one of the major challenges with cannabis is its mind-bending nature. CBD is often seen as a solution because the cannabinoid does not produce the euphoric qualities of THC.
For many patients and medical professionals, this makes CBD a preferable candidate as a potential cannabis medicine
Why use CBD products?
Follow the latest Health craze, along with advances in dietary supplements for optimum health and wellness you may have already heard of CBD products. Even if you have never seen a cannabis plant!
There is increasing research revealing some astonishing evidence shows, adding CBD to your diet can potentially alleviate and help protect against serious conditions, including Rheumatoid arthritis, IBS, heart attacks and strokes.
CBD, pain relief, no side effects.
In June 2018, the FDA approved its first cannabis-derived drug. A new CBD product used in the treatment of 2 rare and severe forms of epilepsy in children.
Federal, as well as, global organizations seem satisfied with research showing consistently positive results about CBD being both safe and effective.
Is CBD legal?
The legal issues, as well as regulation in the US concerning cannabis, has placed CBD and hemp in a complicated grey area due to the fact that at the federal level cannabis is still an illegal substance.
Like it or not, the United States is on its way to legalizing hemp products in some way or another.
Be sure and check local state laws before you purchase any product you may not be allowed to use CBD legally.
I think last I heard there may have only been a couple of states left to do the formalities of the legalization process.
Who knows it could be already done by the time this is posted, and that would mean, it’s legal nationwide like it is here in Canada.
Do you have a need for a natural way to reduce stress?
CBD products are becoming more popular to relieve muscle pain and inflammation that often goes along with degenerative conditions such as fibromyalgia, and anxiety issues.
It is a wise decision to seek pain relief without unpleasant side effects. Most side effects of prescription painkillers can range from nausea, constipation, severe stomach bleeding to addiction, increased risk of heart attacks and accidental overdose.
No one needs, or wants these risks, but when pain becomes chronic, there have been few alternative options to choose from. Although this is changing also with new discoveries in medicine.
Now there are options such as CBD oils, medical marijuana, CBD supplements, and other health beneficial products to choose from.
Yes, there are other ways which CBD products differ from pharmaceutical drugs is they are perfectly suited to maintain health and can be used, in conjunction with a healthy diet, on a regular basis as a food supplement.
There are many benefits to adding CBD to your diet, including neurological effects with your ECS boost, increased relaxation, reduced anxiety along with the mental focus and clarity promotes healthy wellbeing.
Something we are all striving for in life.
How do you feel about this CBD oils discovery?
Do you think it will be pursued further for medical reasons?
Or do you think it will be exploited like so many other beneficial plant substances?
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