CBD: What You Need to Know About the Cannabinoid

CBD: What You Need to Know About the Cannabinoid

CBD, CBD, CBD… If you’re not starting to see these three little letters together everywhere- then start looking! It’s in your supermarkets, smoothies and beauty products. But what is CBD and how can it benefit you?  Glad you asked…

What Is CBD?

Okay let’s get sciency with it for a minute- Our bodies produce endocannabinoids. They function as a electrochemical signaling system regulating a number of critical processes in human physiology- centra nervous system, automatic nervous system, immune system, and more (SOURCE). Endocannabinoids work to maintain the body’s homeostasis. Amazingly they are very similar to the compounds in the cannabis plant.

Compounds in the cannabis plant are called cannabinoids. To date, scientists have found 113 different cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. The two best know cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD).

Using CBD, the compound influences the body to use more of its own endocannabinoids to reach homeostasis.

What Makes CBD So Popular?

CBD is largely known as the part of the cannabis plant that’s not psychoactive. (In fact, it’s said to balanace the psychoactivity of THC.) CBD is known to be anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmotic, and nueroprotective.

So some people believe they can use CBD and get all the benefits from cannabis without getting high.

How Can CBD Help You?

There are lots of CBD products out there and more being produced everyday. But they’re not all the same and no person is the same. We all have different wellness needs not only CBD but cannabis can address. It’s important not to rule out THC or whole plant medicines. Cannabis has more to offer than just CBD has to offer. 

What’s important is that consumers take the time to try different strains and products to identify what desired effect and value it brings to their lives. It’s a matter of finding the right cannabinoid profile and unique combination of terpenes for you.

CBD is thought to offer a natural way to treat, chronic pain, stiffness, anxiety, stress, smoking cessation, substance abuse withdrawal, epilepsy, schizophrenia, cancer, PTSD, panic disorder, OCD, type 1 diabetes, acne, Alzheimer’s disease, and more. TO make the best informed medical decision, consult with a cannabis certified doctor.

What You Should Look For When Shopping For CBD

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This Post Has 8 Comments

  1. kari siegenthaler

    I just starting taking CBD for stress at work a few weeks ago. The results it’s given are beyond measure. I feel more calm, relaxed, but most of all, level=headed. I know it’s a hot buzzword right now in the health and fitness industry, but truthfully, there is a reason why!

  2. Nichole

    I have been considering using CBD for a while now. I suffer from depression and anxiety that I take medication for but some days I feel that it is not working. I’d rather try something natural before adding more meds. Great information.

  3. Kris Morgan

    I’m using CBD oil for my dog who has anxiety and seizures. We just started using it and she seems to be calmer already.

    1. WelcomingWeed

      Kris! This is so great to hear! Thanks for sharing and ? to your pup!

  4. Kristin

    I’ve been considering using CBD oil but was unsure! You provided some really good information – I’m looking forward to reading the post on how to choose the right CBD oil!

  5. Christa

    I am so glad to see options like CBD. My neighbor murdered both his parents because he was addicted to prescription drugs. I’ve seen so much destruction caused by Vicodin and Oxy.

    1. WelcomingWeed

      Hi Christa, I’m so sorry to hear about your neighbors. Opioid addiction is the reason I became interested in the efficacy of medicinal cannabis. It shows great promise in helping addicts with harm reduction. I plan to write about this soon. I hope you’ll keep reading!

  6. Louise

    I look forward to reading all your posts. I’ve been looking into CBD a lot lately.

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