What is CBD?

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol, is commonly referred to as CBD, which is a phytocannabinoid that is found in hemp and cannabis. CBD has recently come into the spotlight with the many therapeutic healing properties that many have claimed. Due to CBD’s non-intoxicating property when compared with THC makes it an appealing option for patients looking for all the relief without getting high or feeling lethargic. Research has shown the benefits CBD provides in its patients who suffer from epilepsy, depression, anxiety, stress, chronic pain, and insomnia to name a few.

Before diving into what Cannabidiol is, we need to first learn about the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system has been recently recognized as an important modulatory system in the function of brain, endocrine, and immune tissues. The ECS has two types of receptors: CB1 (found predominantly in the brain, nervous system, and outlying organs and tissues) and CB2 (found predominantly in white blood cells, tonsils and spleen).

 

 

As the image above shows our endocannabinoid systems play a critical role in our day-to-day life. CBD is just one of the many types of cannabinoids that can be found in hemp and cannabis. There is an estimated amount of 113 cannabinoids! The most commonly known are THC, CBD, CBN, and CBDa. The science behind each of these cannabinoids and their individual benefits are still being studied by doctors around the world today. Scientific and clinical research, much of it sponsored by the US government (see clinicaltrials.gov) shows CBD's incredible potential. Evidence has suggested that CBD is safe even when taken at high doses. Some studies have shown no negative effects in its patients who have taken over 600 mg daily! Take this Brazilian research group who studied its patients for public anxiety - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3079847/. Their patients were provided with 600mg of isolated CBD in a single dose and were then put to the test by giving a public speech and studied for their anxiety levels.

 

A few additional points of facts are:

CBD is:

A cytochrome p450 enzyme

Can be available in isolate, broad spectrum, or full spectrum

 

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It is important that you please consult your doctor before taking any CBD or CBD related products. Also please keep in mind that the FDA has yet to make any evaluated claims on whether or not it can help diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness.