CBD is short for Cannabidiol, a naturally occurring molecular compound found in hemp (also called industrial hemp) the non-psychoactive variety of the cannabis (marijuana) plant.
CBD is one of the most abundant of at least 113 cannabinoids found in the flower, leaves and stalks of the hemp plant. Cannabinoids, or pytocannabinoids (cannabinoids found in plants) interact with and mimic endocannabinoids found in our bodies and, together, and may interact with our bodies’ cannabinoid receptors. These receptors reside throughout our bodies and influence the release of neurotransmitters – which play a part in the control of numerous body functions.
Studies have found that receptors – the CB1, CBD2, 5-HT1A and TRPV1 receptors among others – located throughout our brains and bodies are likely impacted by endocannabinoids and phytocannabinoids like CBD.
CBD-dominant hemp has long been valued for its benefits and has a long history of use. Thousands of scientific studies suggest that CBD may offer a wide array of potential benefits – without the psychoactive effects of the THC-rich cannabis or marijuana plant. This means that you can get the benefits of CBD without the disconcerting and disorienting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria that THC may bring about.
Before beginning any CBD regimen, it is important to not only understand how CBD works, but also how CBD is extracted from the hemp plant, how CBD can be ingested/consumed, how full spectrum hemp oil offers the benefits of CBD (and more) and how to source the highest-quality full-spectrum hemp (CBD) oil and products.
Please note that CBD, nor any of the statements made in this blog post or any studies referenced herein, has not been evaluated by the FDA and any product(s) related to this blog posting is not intended to treat, diagnose or cure any disease. This blog post, nor any of the information contained herein, is not intended to replace the advice of a licensed healthcare professional.