What is CBD?
CBD is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in the hemp plant which act on the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating numerous systems and organs in the body and contains CB1 and CB2 receptors. These receptors help to regulate pain, mood, the immune system, memory, stress response and other important functions and promote cellular health.
Research indicates that many unpleasant symptoms and diseases occur when a deficiency or other problem impacts the endocannabinoid system (eCS). The primary function of the eCS is to maintain homeostasis. It allows cells to communicate with other cells and their external environment and facilitates cells doing whatever is necessary to be healthy. Cannabinoids have been shown to bind to a number of different receptor sites in the brain and body, and have different effects based on which receptors they bind to and how they interact.
CBD acts on CB1 and CB2 receptors to reduce pain and inflammation, curb nausea, reduce stress and calm anxiety. CBD is non-psychoactive and will not leave the consumer feeling “high,” like traditional THC-based products do.
CBD is not the same as cannabis, and as an isolated compound, it is typically considered safe for use in children. CBD has fewer side effects than traditional pharmaceutical interventions and offers an alternative to traditional treatments.
More About Hemp
Whole-plant hemp extract is a combination of the most prevalent therapeutic, activated compounds in the hemp plant. It offers numerous benefits without altering your mental state. For decades, medical professionals and the general public overlooked hemp extract because other plant remedies took center stage.
Now, the medicinal potential of hemp extract has made its way to mainstream audiences. Preclinical trials over the past four decades have found that cannabinoids, like those found in hemp extract, show potential to be a natural anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, neuroprotectant, antidepressant, and many other benefits.
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