CBD is a naturally occurring compound located within the cannabis plant. Along with THC, CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, found within the cannabis plant. While there are dozens of other cannabinoids, such as THCV, CBG, and CBC; THC and CBD make up the majority of the medicinal properties found in marijuana. Much of the scientific study on the plant relates to these two chemical components.
What Is CBD
The primary differentiator of CBD is that it does not produce the “high” effect, typically associated with marijuana products. As a naturally occurring compound in the plant, CBD can be consumed a number of ways including inhalation and oral consumption. Science has found a way to isolate this compound, however, and one of the most popular CBD treatments comes from CBD oil.
The effects of CBD oil are completely therapeutic in nature, since CBD provides absolutely no intoxicating or psychotropic effects on the body or mind. There have been tens of thousands of published scientific studies on health benefits of CBD, which interacts on the cellular level with the body through the human body’s endocannabinoid system. This is a system that helps to regulate things like inflammation, sleep, pain, and stress response to name a few. Studies have shown that CBD works by interacting with endocannabinoid receptors and could have a therapeutic benefit to the following symptoms and illnesses.
- Pain (neuropathic, chronic, cancer-related, etc.)
- Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Broken Bones
- Bacterial Infections
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Substance Abuse/Withdrawal
- Heart Disease
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
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