What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring cannabinoid constituent of cannabis. it is one of at least 113 chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant called cannabinoids.
It was discovered in 1940 and initially thought not to be pharmaceutically active.
Cannabinoids bind to receptors in the body’s Endocannabinoid system (ECS). The Endocannabinoid system was discovered in 1990 by Dr. Ralph Mechoulam. Mechoulam discovered two main receptors in the body — cannabinoid 1 (CB1) and cannabinoid 2 (CB2).
CB1 receptors are primarily found in the brain and when activated, play a role in memory processing, motor control, and pain regulation. THC binds to CB1 receptors – where the ‘high’ feeling comes from.
Our CBD Oil contains zero THC.
CB2 receptors are primarily found in the immune system. CBD binds to these receptors and produces anti-inflammatory effects.
CBD has gained much attention because of its promise as a medicine.
According to a 2013 review published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, studies have found CBD to possess antiemetic (reduces nausea), anticonvulsant (suppresses seizures), antipsychotic, anti-oxidant, anti-cancer, anti-depressant, and anti-inflammatory properties. CBD provides relief from an array of maladies including inflammation, anxiety, pain, seizures, spasms, cancer, nausea, PTSD, depression, and infections.
CBD has a wide array of applications and is non-habit forming.