What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the 100+ cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant and has been the subject of much research due to its many and varied medical applications. But it’s not only its therapeutic attributes that have sparked such widespread interest in CBD in recent years. The compound is also non-psychoactive (meaning it does not produce the ‘high’ associated with cannabis use), making it a safe and effective option for patients who may be concerned about the mind altering effects of other cannabinoids such as THC.
What benefits does CBD have?
One of the most celebrated health benefits of CBD is its analgesic (pain relieving) effects. CBD interacts with the receptors in your brain, and immune system that is shown to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. CBD offers effective pain relief without inducing adverse side effects in users.
Check out an article in the Journal of Experimental Medicine here.
Research indicates CBD is also effective to treat a range of mental health conditions, including anxiety. Many studies point to the benefits of CBD for generalized anxiety, social anxiety disorder (SAD), and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD. CBD is also known to treat insomnia.
CBD gained momentum when it started being used to treat epilepsy.
For more benefits of CBD, check out the link here.
How does Cannabidiol (CBD) work in your system?
Everybody has an endocannabinoid system; which is a system within the body whose receptors (CB1 and CB2) have an enormous impact on our health and well being.
The CBI receptors in the brain are associated with emotions, mood, appetite, coordination, movement and pain.
CB2 receptors are found in the immune system and throughout the tissues of the spleen and tonsils. The endocannabinoid system is named after the cannabinoids in the cannabis plant as cannabinoids, like CBD, activate this system.
What dose of CBD should I take?
Check out this dosing guide from Project CBD. If you have further questions, please reach out to us. We would be happy to have an on the phone consultation with you. Please keep in mind we are not doctors, but can give you guidance on how to use CBD to benefit you.