What is CBD? What is all the hype about?
Cannabidiol, CBD for short, is a compound that’s extracted from the hemp plant. A compound that has been known to promote physical and mental health and well-being
Will I get high using CBD? Is it Marijuana?
Absolutely not! CBD is a 100% non-psychoactive compound. Although, both Marijuana and Hemp are from the Cannabis family, they have a quite different molecular and biological structures. A great example would be Lemons and Oranges, both come from the Citrus family, both vastly differ.
So how does it work?
CBD works directly with our body’s Endocannabinoid System (ECS). Ah mother nature, through millions of years of evolution, managed to sneak in a whole system that detects and processes CBD; it must be a crucial compound to our health. ECS is made of unique receptors that regulate eating, sleeping, relaxation, recovery, and cognition. Our body naturally produces Endocannabinoids that bind to these receptors. CBD is a plant based cannabinoid that binds to these receptors as well.
So what are the benefits of using CBD?
Here’s a laundry list of a few benefits
- Anxiety relief
- Pain relief
- Reduces Inflammation
These effects are very subtle. 30 minutes within consumption you won’t really feel a difference and might question if it even works. 60 minutes in and you’ll forget about your worries, pain, etc. 90 minutes and you’ll realize that the pain, anxiety, and inflammation has completely drifted away.