What is CBD? CBD Definition
Cannabidiol, commonly called CBD, is a compound derived from cannabis and hemp plants that holds many medical and health benefits, but does not get you “high”.
Unlike regular cannabis products containing THC, CBD cannabis and CBD oil products are non-psychoactive, making it attractive for non-cannabis users seeking relief.
Not only does CBD not get you high, Cannabidiol is widely popular for its ability to counteract the mind-altering effects of THC.
Yes, that’s right. If you get “too high”, CBD can actually dull your high and bring your back to a more comfortable state.
The high-reducing effect of CBD is why CBD-rich products are getting a lot of attention from medical marijuana patients. Consuming the two compounds at the same time expands the medical benefits with reduced psychoactive effects from the THC.
If you do not regularly consume cannabis and do not wish to feel any psychoactive effects, CBD-dominant products will suit your needs. CBD-dominant products are legal with less than 0.03% THC and derived from hemp plants.
So, where does CBD come from?
CBD can be found in both cannabis and hemp plants. Cannabis plants have THC and CBD, while hemp plants are CBD-dominant and only have traces of THC (less than 0.3%). Industrial hemp plants are a variety of cannabis sativa were domesticated by humans and selectively bred.
CBD Effects on the Human Body
CBD has shown positive responses from the human body showing neuro-protective, anti-convulsant, anti-psychotic, anti-oxidant, anti-emetic, anti-inflammatory and anti-tumoral effects.
Immediate and longterm side effects from CBD seem to be minimal or non-existent, but they are still being researched.
CBD helps patients by providing relief from pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, inflammation, acne, depression and other ailments without the mind-altering side-effects of marijuana or pharmaceutical drugs.
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chronic pain, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and more.
Extensive preclinical research and some clinical studies have shown that CBD has strong anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant, anti-depressant, anti-psychotic, anti-tumoral, and neuroprotective qualities. Cannabidiol can change gene expression and remove beta amyloid plaque, the hallmark of Alzheimer’s, from brain cells.
Thanks to advancements in medical marijuana, CBD is now available in all kinds of forms such as capsule, oils, flowers, lotions and more.