Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a non-intoxicating compound derived from the cannabis plant. This amazing isolate has strong calming and mood enhancing properties but does not make you feel high. Some of demonstrated effects of CBD include muscle recovery, prevention of epileptic seizures, reduction of pain and inflammation, and improvement of a variety of skin conditions (when applied topically). Additionally, CBD has recently received attention for its potential anti-tumour effects.
The human body produces compounds similar to those in the cannabis plant, called endocannabinoids. Endocannabinoids bind to receptors in the central nervous system, as well as in the skin, digestive tract, and reproductive organs. This network known as the endocannabinoid system (ECS), helps regulate mood, cognition, movement, appetite, immune response, sleep, ovulation and even sperm production. As the compounds in CBD are structurally similar to endocannabinoids they are able to bind to the same receptors. The use of CBD to activate the ECS offers benefit to many body systems without toxic or adverse side effects.
The therapeutic potential of CBD is enormous. Although CBD doesn’t make elicit feelings of being high (as does the THC compound) it is causing quite a buzz among scientists, health professionals, and medical marijuana patients. CBD-rich products are being used to treat a wide range of conditions including:
Chemo side effects
Symptoms from Menopause
and many more…
North American research institutions are studying the effects of CBD on these and other ailments. Scientists have referred to CBD as a ‘promiscuous’ compound – it gets around! CBD confers therapeutic benefits in a variety of ways due to its ability to mimic the human (and animal) ECS.
CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-convulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumor, and neuroprotective qualities as proven in extensive preclinical trials.
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