Are you searching for an effective treatment for health disorders like sleep, anxiety, stress, etc.? If yes, then, CBD can be one of the options that you can find in your search list. In this article, we’re trying to jot down important key points that you should be aware of CBD.
CBD (the other name is cannabidiol) is one of the active chemical compounds that naturally occur in the cannabis plant. The extraction of CBD is possible both from marijuana and hemp plant. Apart from the cannabidiol, there is another important cannabinoid that you need to be aware of is THC, which is the main psychoactive compound present in the cannabis plant.
According to a few studies, cannabidiol has some therapeutic properties that can be helpful for managing several diseases. Moreover, this compound is available in various forms such as oil, capsules, edibles, tinctures, creams, roll-on, lotions, salves, etc.
Now, after knowing about various forms of products that are available in the market, you might be thinking about how these products work within the body.
So, here is the answer for you.
CBD and THC work effectively by interacting with the endocannabinoid system of the body. This system is a regulatory system that consists of natural cannabis molecules, namely endocannabinoids. These endocannabinoids work like a neurotransmitter that helps in transferring the messages throughout the body and helps in maintaining an equilibrium in the whole functioning of the body.
Cannabidiol has the potential of interacting with the receptors (CB1 and CB2) that are present in the endocannabinoid system. CB1 receptors are widely present in the brain portion, which is the reason why they are much involved in cognition, memory, motor skills, and pain perceptions. Along with this, it is also present in the peripheral nervous system, liver, thyroid, etc.
CB2 receptors are commonly present in the immune and gastrointestinal system. Studies reveal that cannabidiol interacts with this receptor in the same way as it does with the CB1 receptors. As per the researchers, cannabidiol interacts with the receptors and prevent the release of neurotransmitters, and alter the functioning of the brain.
However, the exact way of interaction is still unclear, and the scientists are in the process of finding out. Few studies state that cannabidiol has the potential of encouraging the body to produce more of its own endocannabinoids, which may, in turn, help in regulating and managing the stress, anxiety, pain, and much more. After knowing the functioning of cannabidiol within the body, let us move on to know about the therapeutic advantage that you may receive from cannabidiol.
There is an evidence stating the health benefits of cannabidiol. The primary and the strongest evidence of the effectiveness of cannabidiol is in handling the two rarest forms of childhood epilepsy- Dravet and Lennox Gastaut Syndrome.
Apart from this, studies state that cannabidiol can be helpful for providing relief from the symptoms of a bunch of disorders, those are:
Products that have cannabidiol content in it have become extremely popular due to its therapeutic properties. However, a common misconception that is floating around is, CBD can produce a psychoactive effect in the body. If you also have this doubt, then here is the right answer for you. Hemp-derived products that contain a high concentration of CBD and trace amount of THC in it, which is scientifically not enough to produce a euphoric effect in the body.
Also, as per several studies and medical research, even the high dosage of cannabidiol will not cause a psychoactive effect on the body According to a December 2017 report, the World Health Organization (WHO) states that cannabidiol does not appear to have potential of causing any harm and impair the thinking process. Thus, soon after this, in June, the FDA-approved a drug, namely Epidiolex, which is a CBD-based drug for controlling epileptic seizures.
This is the most frequent query that people ask because there are so many restrictions when it comes to the usage of this compound. Let us understand why there is so much fuss about the legality of CBD. The cannabis plant has many different varieties of species, such as hemp and marijuana. For years, the US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) treated all the species of cannabis plants as a schedule I substance. Schedule I drugs technically means that they are illegal to use and sell. However, after many years of researches, the Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018 (popular as Farm Bill) transformed everything. As per the farm bill, hemp and hemp-derived products became a legal product to use and sell in all the states of the United States, because it contains 0.3% THC content, whereas marijuana-derived products still comes under schedule I drugs. So, before trying any of the cannabis, kindly check with your state law and ensure that whether it is a legal product to use in your state or not.
As the heading of this article indicates, this article is an inclusive guide on CBD. Here, we have tried our best to cover up each and every corner of the growing CBD industry. Now, you would have got a perfect idea of the whole topic. This article may help you in deciding whether you can consume CBD or not.
As an end note, we just want to tell you that, before buying any CBD-infused product ensure that it is legal to use, in the state you reside, which may help you to escape from all the unnecessary legal consequences. For more details, call us.