CBD 101

Introduction:

CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of over 100 cannabinoids (naturally occurring compounds) found in the cannabis plant. It is completely natural, safe, and non-addictive. Consuming only CBD will not result in a 'positive' result on drug tests, which only test for THC metabolites. Although related, CBD does not contain tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis that produces a 'high'. Unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel 'stoned' or ‘high’. In fact, CBD can actually lessen the psychoactive effects of THC.

How it Helps:

Extensive scientific research (much of it sponsored by the U.S. government) and mounting anecdotal accounts from patients and physicians highlight CBD’s potential as a treatment for a wide range of ailments, including: inflammation, arthritis, Alzheimer’s, dementia, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, brain injury, diabetes, obesity, autism, ADHD, PTSD, alcoholism, colitis, Crohn’s, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, atherosclerosis, and more. As the scientific community continues to study this miraculous compound, we hope to find even more benefits to using CBD!

How it Works:

All humans (and most vertebrates) have what is called an Endocannabinoid System. This biological system plays a very important role in moderating biological responses within our body that affect one’s mood, energy, immune system, and more. We have two different cannabinoid receptors in our body, CB1 and CB2. CB1 is expressed in the brain and CB2 is expressed in the immune system. Keep in mind, CBD is a cannabinoid. If you look at the term ‘Endocannabinoid System’, it refers to an internal cannabinoid system that our bodies have. When you put these two facts together, one can deduce that the CBD molecule binds to, and works seamlessly with, our cannabinoid receptors.