What is CBD, and is it right for me?
CBD is short for cannabidiol, and is one of the many cannabinoids contained in the cannabis plant, and contains many medicinal and therapeutic effects.
Before we get started, it should be stated that CBD is non-psychoactive, and will not get you high. While there are minute traces of THC in our CBD oil, it’s not enough to invoke euphoric feelings, nor is it likely to trigger a positive on a drug test.
There are two primary sources of CBD: the marijuana plant, and the hemp plant. CBD sourced from the hemp plant contains .3% THC or less. Since industrial hemp can legally be grown under the 2014 Farm Bill, we are able to legally ship our product to all 50 states.
How Does It Work
CBD works by interacting with the bodies network of neurons known as the endocannabinoid system. The neuron network is loaded with receptors that bind to the cannabinoids you introduce into your bloodstream. The cannabinoids then go to work creating a wide array of responses.
Think of your endocannabinoid system as orchestra director. The director works with the cannabinoids (the orchestra) and tells them what to do in the body. The director knows where there is inflammation, chronic pain, and mood disorders. They work together in harmony to create healing in the body.
What Can CBD Do?
Reduce Inflammation: CBD binds to the endocannabinoid system producing a response that reduces inflammation. It is a safer alternative to ibuprofen and naproxen.
Relieve Pain: Medical marijuana is becoming the go-to alternative to opioids. While THC might provide the most relief from pain, it’s non-psychoactive counterpart, CBD, has also been shown to relieve pain.
Treat Mood Disorders: CBD has been shown as an effective treatment to PTSD, which affects approximately 8% of all Americans. Cannabidiol can have a positive effect on those suffering from PTSD as well as depression, anxiety and other stress disorders.
Fight Cancer: CBD has been shown to have powerful tumor fighting abilities. It has been shown to slow the effects of many types of cancer cells, including breast, lung, prostate, and colon cancer. Although the National Cancer Institute does not fully endorse CBD as treatment, CBD does show promise for reducing the ability of tumor cells to reproduce.
Seizures: CBD has been used to control epileptic seizure activity in both humans and animals. Both adults and young children have benefited from taking CBD to reduce, and in some cases completely eliminate seizure activity. It has greatly increased the quality of life for many individuals and family pets.
It’s Neuroprotective: As a neuroprotectant, CBD can help reduce damage to the brain and nervous system, and promotes growth and development of new neurons. Findings suggest that CBD has therapeutic benefits for traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, spinal cord diseases, and strokes.
So, is it right for me?
Most definitely. Even if you don’t struggle with any of the above, you can view CBD as a daily preventive health supplement. The orchestra director (your endocannabinoid system) works alongside the cannabidiol from CBD to promote an overall homeostasis in the body.