CBD is a cannabinoid or simply put a chemical compound that can be found in the cannabis plant. Cannabis plants contains over 100 different chemical compounds or cannabinoids. These cannabinoids interact with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS) in many different ways, and the scientific community is still working towards fully understanding those interactions.
CBD is non-psychoactive, which basically means it will not get you high, but it has been shown to have a large number of health benefits, and that list is still growing! It’s health benefits come without the intoxicating effects of cannabis for which the compound known as THC is responsible for the “high”.
ECS – The Endocannabinoid System is relatively new to the scientific community as it has been just discovered! Endogenous cannabinoid receptors have been found throughout entire human body ( Yes your pets have some too ) These receptors can be located in out central nervous system, immune system, and peripheral nervous system. The location of these receptors is crucial and responsible for the functions of the brain and its’ control of the body!
CBD naturally occurs within structures known as trichomes, that grow on hemp and cannabis plants. These are very tiny structures, almost hairlike. CBD molecules have been first discovered around 1940, and been studied ever since. Just like all research related to the cannabis plant we still have ways to go. As the government starts to relax the regulation of this amazing plant, more research and studies will continue to reveal even more benefits!
Here are just some of the benefits of CBD:
- Promotes Healthy Sleep Patterns ( Insomnia )
- Reduces Frustration & Stress ( Anxiety )
- Helps with Nausea & Other Digestive Problems ( IBS & Ulcers )
- It improves overall mood ( Depression )
- Joint Pain & Muscle Recovery ( Arthritis )
- Immune System Enforcement
These are just some of the amazing medical benefits of CBD! This list is constantly expanding and growing as people find new ways to enjoy the benefits of CBD. We will discuss in detail more about each of these benefits, suggested dosing, and products that can help in the upcoming articles. If you have a success story with using CBD you’d like to share with us please send us an Email or post your comment below! If we use your story on our site you will get a $50 Gift Card to Our Store! Stay healthy Friends!