CBD stands for Cannabidiol. Its molecular structure is 21 carbon, 30 hydrogen and 2 oxygen (21 30 2). Cannabidiol is one of the cannabinoids, an all-natural active chemical compound found in the seeds, stalk and flowers of the cannabis plant. It is one of the 113 cannabinoids which are found inside the plant Cannabis sativa, or what’s typically known as hemp or cannabis.
Unlike its close relative, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD is completely non-psychoactive. This allows us to benefit from the many health properties of the Cannabis plant without the negative side effects of “getting high”.
Did you know that our own bodies naturally produce Cannabinoids? This is why CBD from hemp is considered to be a supplement and not a drug. When we take CBD from hemp we are merely supplementing our body’s own natural supply of CBD, not introducing any foreign chemical substance. Scientists refer to this as “manipulating the endocannabinoid system by raising the CBD baseline”.
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is centered in the limbic and paralimbic regions of the brain, vitally important areas which just happen to control critical functions such as sleep, mood, immune response, inflammation and injury response, memory, anxiety, and stress response. The ECS also includes an extensive network of CBD receptors throughout the body, which form a complex biocommunication feedback system for regulating biological processes and maintaining an optimized state of well-being which scientists call “homeostasis”.
There’s evidence that most people do not generate enough CBD and that deficiencies can lead to the development of diseases and disorders. Supplementing your diet with active cannabinoids like CBD may help prevent this deficiency and even encourage the body to create more naturally occurring endocannabinoids. CBD facilitates balance in the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual realms by enhancing the body's self-healing capacity through the endocannabinoid system. CBD is known and has been studied to show that it can help improve symptoms of pain, anxiety, sleep disturbances, nausea & inflammation.
CBD can be used to treat a huge number of medical conditions and issues.. Here are just a few of the things CBD can help with: