Understanding CBD

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world. A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred “phytocannabinoids,” which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.

 

CBD is closely related to another important medicinally active phytocannabinoid: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that causes the high that cannabis is famous for. These are the two components of cannabis that have been most studied by scientists.

 

Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. That’s because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body.

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Can CBD Help Me?

The short answer is YES! CBD can impact a variety of different aspects of your physical and mental well-being. In fact, our own bodies naturally produce cannabinoids, and your body is naturally equipped with an Endocannabinoid System (ECS). The ECS is responsibble for modulating our body’s immune system, inflammation, pain, and things that affect our daily life like sleep, appetite and mood. CBD activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body to bring nutrition to the ECS system.

 

In fact, The total number of endocannabinoid receptors in the body is believed to be greater than all other neuromodulatory receptors found in the body combined, including receptors for the neurotransmitters serotonin and dopamine. Anandamide alone has the most receptors in the brain and is critical for maintaining a healthy central nervous system.

 

All this means that including CBD in your daily wellness routine can have massive impacts on your overall quality of life. Be sure to check out our products to see all the ways we can help you integrate CBD into your lifestyle!

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