What is CBD?
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Pure CBD, otherwise known as cannabidiol is a compound derived from cannabis that provides notable relief for a wide variety of ailments and conditions. It is used to treat a spectrum of medical conditions and situations, offering significant relief from arthritis inflammation, enhanced appetite and pain mitigation in cancer patients, and seizure stabilisation for patients with epilepsy.
These positive effects along with countless others have brought CBD into the forefront of the medical world as a reputable and effective natural remedy.
Is CBD the Same as Marijuana?
Marijuana and hemp are thought to be different plants but they are actually the same, with marijuana engineered from the flower and hemp being engineered from the leaves. CBD and THC are compounds found in different concentrations within both flowers and leaves, but hemp is engineered primarily for CBD, while Marijuana is generally grown to enhance the Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC content for recreational usage.
Both THC and CBD have an effect on specific cells within the body, known as “cannabinoid receptors,” and CBD targets a reduction in pain and inflammation while remaining non-psychoactive.
How Does CBD Work?
Cannabinoids in the form of CBD attach themselves to receptors in the body known as CB1 and CB2 and work directly with the body’s own naturally occurring endocannabinoid system to reduce pain, inflammation, increase appetite, balance emotional and psychological stability and enhance one’s overall immune response.
CBD, and all other cannabinoids, attach themselves to certain receptors in the body to produce their effects. The body has two cannabinoid receptors called CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors. While THC plays on the CB1 receptors (which are mostly in the brain), CBD has their greatest effect on CB2. And why is that important? Well CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system, where they work on inflammation and pain.
Ways That CBD Can Be Used
CBD is now found in everything from deodorant to facial cleansers and even shampoo, but it is most commonly taken orally as a tincture, powder, capsule, oil or edible in the form of chocolate or gummies, externally on the skin as a patch, oil, salve or moisturiser or inhaled through a vaporiser as a wax or oil.