Cannabidiol 101: What is CBD?

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol which is a compound extracted from the cannabis plant (cannabinoid). CBD binds and modulates the receptors CB1 and CB2 (endocannabinoid receptors found on the central nervous system - brain, spinal cord, connective tissue & other glands) and how these receptors respond to stimulus. It contains 0% THC and does not cause the intoxicating high that THC produces.

 

Why use CBD?

CBD has been shown to be an analgesic due to its anti-inflammatory properties and can relieve symptoms of pain, anxiety, depression, insomnia, seizures, inflammatory rheumatic disorders, heart disease, acne and cancer related symptoms.

 

CBD can help:

  • Reduce pain and chronic pain
  • Alleviate mood disorders such as anxiety & depression
  • Reduce symptoms of severe nerve disorders like epilepsy (Dravet Syndrome or Lennox-Gestaut syndrome) & multiple sclerosis
  • Reduce symptoms of inflammatory rheumatic disorders and autoimmune diseases (fibromyalgia, lupus, scleroderma, rheumatoid arthritis, etc.)
  • Reduce soft tissue or myofascial pain
  • Alleviate acne & dermatitis
  • Improve heart health
  • Loss of appetite and weight loss
  • Manage PTSD
  • Reduce chronic joint pain from osteoarthritis in pets
  • Reduce pet anxiety, seizures, nausea, stress and gastrointestinal issues

 

How to take CBD?

  • orally ingest (via carrier oil: MCT, hemp seed, etc.)
  • topically
  • vaping concentrates
  • smoking flower

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