What is CBD?
What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 80 phytocannabinoids found in the hemp plant and has a very similar genetic make to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Although the two cannabinoids provide similar medicinal healing, CBD lacks any psychoactive properties, or the high feeling which comes with smoking/ingesting THC. CBD is 100% natural, non-toxic, yields no side effects and does not require a prescription. CBD can be used with most other medicines* or while pregnant or breastfeeding, and is safe for our furry friends, too! Increased medical research is showing CBD as competition for the leading natural treatment for those suffering from swelling, joint pain, migraines, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADD/ADHD, gastrointestinal disorders, fibromyalgia, eating disorders, insomnia, arthritis and much more!
What is a phytocannabinoid?
The cannabis plant is made up of a diverse class of chemical compounds called phytocannabinoids, or cannabinoids. There are over eighty cannabinoids being studied for their unique attributes, such as Cannabidiol (CBD), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). Cannabinoids hold an abundance of beneficial properties, and when introduced to the brain can be anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antibacterial, and analgesic stimulants. Both THC and CBD show impressive promise in treating a long list of symptoms (shown right). The duo's most notable findings of all studies: reducing inflammation, reducing nausea, and muscle spasms, and improving sleep/appetite patterns.
Phytoannabinoids are a contrast to the endogenous cannabinoids, orendocannabinoids, which are produced regularly in the mammalian brain's Endogenous Cannabinoid System.
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*CBD can effect the way certain pharmaceutical medicines are broken down in your body. Please check with your doctor before using CBD with prescribed medications; dosage adjustments may need to be made