Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of 104 chemical compounds found in the industrial hemp plant Cannabis sativa, and they belong to a class of ingredients called cannabinoids.
CBD, the non-psychoactive extract of marijuana and hemp, has been gaining momentum in the health and wellness world, as it has been widely shown to treat a vast multitude of medical problems. Hundreds of studies have shown that CBD effectively treats ADHD, ADD, hyperactivity, Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, anxiety, OCD, stress, schizophrenia, arthritis, asthma, autism, bacterial infections, bronchitis, cancer, depression, diabetes, fibromyalgia, glaucoma, heart disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, liver disease, hepatitis, hemochromatosis, cirrhosis of the liver, lupus, migraine, multiple sclerosis, nausea, pain relief, Parkinson’s disease, Meige syndrome, PTSD, seizures, epilepsy, spasticity, stroke, skin disorder, acne, dermatitis, psoriasis, eczema, substance abuse of heroin, methamphetamines, opioids and alcohol, and traumatic brain injury, and much more.
CBD is extracted from the flowers and buds of both marijuana and hemp plants, but it does not intoxicate its user as marijuana’s high is caused by another chemical found in the pant, tetrahydrocannabinol, or otherwise familiarly known as THC. CBD oil is made by extracting CBD from the cannabis plant and then diluting it with a carrier oil such as coconut or hemp seed oil.
Until recently, CBD had been largely ignored while THC received so much attention, obviously due to its euphoric effects. But CBD is also present in high concentrations, and the world, along with the medical community, is slowly awakening to its vast potential benefits. The results are hard to ignore as 80% of CBD users found it to be “very or extremely effective treatment” and 42% of users have actually stopped taking their original pharmaceutical medications. According to a survey by the Brightfield Group, the top conditions treated by and most common reasons people use CBD are:
CBD and marijuana both come from the Cannabis plant, but the major difference between the two is that CBD does NOT contain THC, the psychoactive compound of marijuana which gets you high. CBD works by acting on the body’s endocannabinoid system, whose main job is to maintain homeostasis. The powerful components of CBD are the cannabinoids. There are two main types of cannabinoids—endo, which is produced naturally within the body, and phyto, which is produced from a plant. CBD is a phytocannabinoid, which acts like a “super-supplement”, mimicking the body’s self-produced endocannabanoids, thus giving your body a boost beyond what it can produce by itself.
The human body has a specialized system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which as we mentioned already, is involved in regulating a variety of functions, such as appetite, sleep, pain and the immune system. The body’s self-produced endocannabinoids are neurotransmitters which bind to cannabinoid receptors found within the digestive, reproductive, nervous, and immune systems. Because cannabinoids interact with nearly every system in our bodies, they are successful in treating so many ailments, and can regulate neurotransmitter function, inflammation, mitochondrial function, and metabolism. The long list of potential health benefits includes pain relief, anti-inflammatory properties, anti-seizure properties, reducing anxiety, reducing the risk of diabetes, maintaining brain health, healing the skin, and more.
Studies have shown that CBD helps reduce chronic pain by binding to the cannabinoid receptors of the nervous system, thus impacting endocannabinoid receptor activity, reducing inflammation and interacting with the neurotransmitters. One study in rats showed that CBD injections reduced pain response to surgical incisions and another study found that oral CBD treatment substantially reduced the sciatic nerve pain and inflammation of the rats. There have been several human studies which have shown that CBD, in conjunction with THC, is effective in treating pain related to arthritis and multiple sclerosis (MS). In fact, a UK pharma company named GW Pharmaceuticals recently developed an oral spray named Sativex, a combination of THC and CBD, which has been approved to treat pain from multiple sclerosis in many countries. Sativex has been proven effective in trials for treatment of multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.
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