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What is CBD? Beginners Guide!


by Stephanie Burner August 23, 2018 1 Comment

What is CBD?

CBD stands for cannabidiol and is a cannabinoid found largely in hemp! A cannabinoid is a group of chemical compounds that interact with cannabinoid receptors all over the brain and body. The most well-known cannabinoid is THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but CBD has become quite popular and cannabis alone contains 113 known cannabinoids. These are phytocannabinoids, meaning they are found in plants, rather than endocannabinoids which are made in our bodies. When consumed, phytocannabinoids like CBD can have profound effects; both physical and psychological. They are mini messengers for our next subject: The Endocannabinoid System.

How does CBD work?

In each of us lies a lesser-known system: Yes, the Endocannabinoid System or ECS. Discovered in the late 80s, while scientists were trying to understand the effects of cannabis, research tells us that this system can provide homeostasis – or balance – to our entire network of systems! It leaps into action to help us adapt and change in response to what’s going on inside or outside of us.

CBD is doing a great deal of work by slowing the break-down of the most important endocannabinoid, anandamide. This leads to a buildup of the “bliss molecule” in the brain and explains why many of the effects from CBD overlap with the effects of anandamide. Appropriately, anandamide binds with CB1 and CB2 receptors to produce a heightened state of happiness. It is important in many neurological factors like mood, memory, motivation, pain relief and reproduction, among other functions! A study reported in 2000 that anandamide may help trigger apoptosis or cell death in cancerous cells – this is so exciting, and we can look forward to additional benefits as we learn more about our friends, the cannabinoids.

Do I need CBD?

It has become apparent that CBD is helpful for many health conditions including epilepsy, anxiety and chronic pain. Its benefits are prized in the world of wellness and fitness, as health-nuts and athletes love its analgesic and energy-boosting effects. CBD’s anti-inflammatory functions help one recover faster and the relaxing feeling can aid by allowing for deeper sleep and thus proper healing and repair! We could all use a little help now and then, and CBD appears to be safe for children, pets and sensitive folks while having the unique ability to impress even the most skeptical user. Experts and laymen are advocating for its advancement in medical use as cannabinoid deficiency can result in imbalance.

How do I use it?

It is important to understand that the first bottle or two of CBD oil is an experiment and personal experience. We advise you to find the product and the dose that works for you; this will pertain to your body, your ECS and the condition(s) you’re treating. Begin with a low dose - whether that be one drop or 1/2 mL - you control the dose and work your way up slowly. Digestion begins in the mouth, so holding CBD oil under the tongue (subligual) for at least 30 seconds is key to maximizing absorption. It is also wise to write down what you took and note how it made you feel. We don’t want CBD to be complicated to use, so if you are struggling with the decision to try it or with getting results, please reach out! We all have to start somewhere

 

 

References:

www.leafscience.com

www.wikipedia.com

www.cbdoilreview.com

 




Stephanie Burner
Stephanie Burner

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1 Response

Toni Latta
Toni Latta

September 26, 2018

The magnesium spray you told me to us is not working. Would this cbd help my back and the leg pain I’m having

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