CBD: Benefits for Living
CBD: Benefits for Living
Hemp Makes It Possible.
Put simply, Hemp and Marijuana are the same plant. In junior high school, when you learned about Taxonomy (among other things you have likely forgotten), you would have categorized hemp and marijuana in the same Genus and Species: Cannabis Sativa. While both the hemp variety of the plant as well as the marijuana variety of the plant produce Cannabidiol, or CBD, marijuana has greater than .3 percent Tetrahyrdocannabinol, THC, which is the chemical component that can produce psychotropic or euphoric experiences when inhaled or ingested. Marijuana, because of its natural THC levels, is legally considered a controlled substance. Thus, CBD derived from the marijuana plant is legally considered a controlled substance regardless if the final CBD creation has less than .3 percent THC.
Conversely, Hemp contains less than .3 percent THC in its natural state. This significant difference between the two plants is how “Hemp-Derived CBD” and all of its beneficial attributes can be brought to the consumer market.
Science Behind the Relief.
CBD offers a variety of benefits that can help with multiple afflictions and ailments. And it all begins with the Endocannabinoid System (see Endocannabinoid System in CBD 101). This complex biological system, which was discovered in the 1990’s to exists in human and animal bodies. Although much is yet to be discovered about the endocannabinoid system, scientists do know that it impacts a host of major physiological processes including pain, stress, sleep, memory, mood, appetite, metabolism, immune and reproductive functions.
The system consists of three components: receptors, enzymes and endocannabinoids. The receptors exist in high numbers in the hypothalamus, hippocampus and amygdala sections of the brain, throughout the body’s nervous system, in the intestines and various other glands.
These receptors govern movement, coordination, inflammation and pain. Researchers believe the receptors play a large role in CBD’s effect on humans and animals as it activates the receptors in a manner to produce endocannabinoids that generate the many health benefits people associate with CBD.
Thus, CBD’s most unique characteristic is how it affects the entire Endocannabinoid System by influencing these endocannabinoid receptors. Most notably, this is a powerful property that its counterpart, THC, cannot do.
When it comes to pain and inflammation, the endocannabinoid receptors react with CBD to activate anti-inflammatory effects that can reduce pain and in turn, increase mobility.
Not Just Physical Relief. Neurological Relief.
Since the Endocannabinoid System impacts more than just the physiological processes of pain and mobility, correspondingly, CBD can have a positive effect on the human body in areas other than pain. For instance, Endocannabinoid receptors that govern mood and appetite.
There have been multiple researchers that have shown that CBD can activate endocannabinoid receptors to positively influence a person’s mood. Researchers have also claimed that the oral consumption of CBD oil can reduce appetite.
More Than Just the Endocannabinoid System.
CBD can have an affect on more than just the Endocannabinoid system. It can serve as a neuroprotectant, meaning it can protect against disorders like anxiety, depression, insomnia and speech impediment. The non-psychoactive properties of CBD make it a worthy choice to be used for therapeutic use.
It has also been attributed to improvements in the digestive system including appetite control and reduction in vomiting,
CBD has also been used to ease symptoms of illnesses including cancer and epilepsy. In some cases, it has reduced the severity of seizures and can alleviate symptoms of arthritis and lupus. Those with osteoporosis or an affliction of the bones may experience new bone growth and strengthened bones.
CBD also helps with heart disease, preventing plaque buildup in arteries and decreasing inflammation. Users also have cited a general decrease in pain, digestion problems, headaches, hypertension, and mobility limitations. Some even report mood boosts, better focus and concentration, lower risk of glaucoma and a decrease in drowsiness and fatigue.
Benefits In a Nut Shell.
CBD can benefit the entire human body with minimal side effects and may help with a large variety of illnesses. This is achieved via CBD’s unique ability to affect the endocannabinoid system, which keeps the body in balance.
The endocannabinoid system impacts the process of pain, metabolism, stress, the immune system, memory and mood. CBD Oil and other CBD products made from hemp-derived CBD can affect and improve the entire human body by activating the endocannabinoid receptors.
CBD can improve pain, coordination and movement and may help with appetite, mood, emotions and sleep. Though CBD should not be used solely as a medication, this complement to your daily routine is a safe and all-natural way to maintain wellness and balance.
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The endocannabinoid system can respond to both the endocannabinoids produced by the body and the cannabinoid introduced from the external environment, such as the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol mostly referred to as CBD. Introducing CBD to the body system can assist in reducing illnesses, such as epilepsy, chronic inflammation anxiety, and diabetes among other wide range of illnesses.
Hemp and CBD are two names that cause a lot of confusion. Most people tend to use these terms interchangeably to refer to one product, which is wrong.
While Hemp oil, also referred to as Hemp Seed Oil, and CBD oil are made from the same plant, they usually have different characteristics.
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While terpenes are available in all plants, they are usually in higher concentrations in cannabis. That’s why terpenes are mostly associated with cannabis.
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