Have you heard about CBD, the cannabis extract? It seems these days that cannabidiol (CBD) is all the craze, and anybody who needs an excuse to try a marijuana product wants to start with CBD.
Well, from all the information we’ve gathered, CBD is used by individuals that want to experience the health benefits of cannabinoids without actually getting stoned.
But if that doesn’t describe you, then don’t worry, there many reasons to want to try CBD, and we’ve collected the most common questions to give you some insight into the most interesting herbal extract today.
- CBD is safe and non-habit forming
Cannabidiol is a compound that comes from hemp or regular marijuana, and is considered by the World Health Organization to be safe for most people. CBD is also non-psychotropic, so users can expect to continue with work or other obligations and still using CBD. Also, cannabidiol doesn’t show up in drug tests.
- CBD works on the brain and throughout the body
CBD is a cannabinoid similar to what the human body produces through the endocannabinoid system, and as such, it works within the body’s own physiological processes, rather than introducing foreign compounds to alter normal functions. Cannabidiol impacts the entire endocrine system through its effect on the endocannabinoid system, and it can generate a broad range of effects such as regulating hormonal function, strengthening the immune system, and improving mood.
- It has been used for centuries
Another thing that makes CBD particularly healthy and normal in a sense, is the fact that people have been using it for millennia, and from every part of the world. For instance, people in ancient China used marijuana to treat pain and digestion problems for centuries, and with no dire side effects.
Admittedly, this isn’t medical proof of safety, but it does show us that cannabinoids have been a part of human culture since before we developed medicine.
- The important thing your pet might benefit
Many of the processes that make CBD therapeutic to humans also applies to pets. This is because cannabidiol works with cannabinoid receptors that are present in humans as well as animals. It’s a far better way to treat your dog’s pain or nausea, and it doesn’t present ant of the dangers involved when using cannabis on pets. So your dog or cat won’t get paranoid or show signs of getting high, as normally happens when THC is present.
- You will find a big difference between full-spectrum and CBD isolate
Some people use CBD isolate to treat or manage particular conditions like anxiety and depression; and it works to a large extent. However, there is another type of CBD that combines many more cannabinoids and terpenes (all the other ingredients in marijuana) and based on some trials, this may offer holistic therapy from having all the cannabinoids working together. In one case involving a full-spectrum CBD called Charlotte’s Web, a girl with severe neurological damage showed significant improvement from using full-spectrum CBD. Remember, marijuana contains over a hundred cannabinoids and it’s believed that all of them serve a purpose and may be beneficial to human health.
- Vaping pure CBD oil has helped in anxiety
Anxiety is one of the many reasons that people use CBD today. What makes it so effective for managing anxiety is the fact that it doesn’t cause the paranoia that comes with using THC (the compound in marijuana that causes euphoria, or irrational fear in some cases).
Using CBD before going out can help to keep you mind calm and this will increase your awareness, enabling you to engage more with the people around you, and to see your surroundings more clearly.
- The purported health benefits are remarkable
A lot of people find the health claims surrounding CBD misleading – which makes sense because since when does a single compound Target so many processes in the human body, right?
But the key to understanding how cannabidiol works is to study the endocrine system, the endocannabinoid system; and basically try to see how CBD may be useful in triggering processes that lead to better health. One example is how CBD reduces the amount of stress hormones circulating in the blood.
With cortisol levels reduced, and anxiety levels brought down to manageable levels individuals with sleeping problems can find relief, and muscle fatigue is reduced.
CBD can be used to improve human health, but it’s important to remain aware of your broader habits that may be affecting your health. With this approach, you will find many more ways to stay healthy, and then CBD can be used to promote an already healthy lifestyle.