EDUCATION

”Appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain anxiety, psychosis and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria…”

What is CBD?

Cannabidiol (CBD); is a cannabis compound that makes up at least 40% of the marijuana plants extract. Most frequently available and prepared in oil form, however can be also used in edible such as cookies and cakes. CBD can also be in capsules, or sublingual sprays. CBD contained products have significant health benefits similar to marijuana (high CBD, low THC) causing CBD to be non-psychotropic, doesn’t cause a ‘high,’ making CBD less controversial, and highly sought out. ‘CBD is relaxation without intoxication’ – Butterfield, D. ( 2016, July 26).

CBD: Everything You Need To Know About Cannabidiol http://herb.co/2016/07/26/everything-you-need-to-know-about-cbd.

How does CBD Work?

CBD binds to cannabinoid receptors in our bodies, which specifically stimulate other cell receptors such as serotonin receptors (important for mood and stress management) and vanilloid receptors (important for pain modulation). Various cell receptors related to cannabinoid receptors are known as endocannabinoid system (ECS). Molecules of CBD are able to bind and interact with the cells in the human body mainly because CBD molecules have a similar composition as the chemicals our bodies can produce naturally.

Medical Benefits of CBD

Research has shown CBD to have analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and anti-anxiety properties without the psychoactive effects – meaning you won’t feel ‘high.’

Also known to be an antidepressant, antioxidant, anti-psychotic, and anti-tumoral agent. Additionally, is highly effective for conditions such as PTSD, MS, Crohn’s disease, epilepsy, arthritis, diabetes, depression. It is an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria. Several elite academic research centers continue to investigate its anti-cancer properties.

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