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What is CBD?

September 02, 2019

What is CBD?

CBD in short means Cannabidiol. It is the hottest trending supplement on the market right now. Unlike THC, CBD will not get you high. However, CBD and THC are both created in the same plant in varying amounts. 

Most CBD is said to come from, what the 2018 Farm Bill has labeled, Industrial Hemp. This means the Cannabis plant has less than 0.3% levels of THC. Industrial Hemp and Marijuana are two of the same plant both stemming form the Cannabis plant but labeled differently due to the amount of THC contained within each.

CBD and THC both come from CBG. CBG forms within the cannabis plant during the first four weeks and begins turning into CBD and THC throughout the plants maturation process. The levels of CBD and THC are specific to each plants genetics and strain type.

CBD plays a role in the endo-cannabinoid system and the phyto-cannabinoid system in the human body. Specifically, CBD activates the CB1 and CB2 receptors within the human brain. The endocannabinoid system itself is comprised of endocannabinoid receptors such as CB1 and CB2, the endocannabinoids within the human body, and their biosynthetic biodegrading enzymes which include but are not limited to CBD and THC.

CBD may very well be the cure we all seek for the many ailments plaguing the human body. As the scientific community begins to catch up and discover new information through clinical trials involving humans and not just animals, we may one day be able to turn to CBD instead of the many synthetic drugs pumped out by the pharmaceutical companies that carry thousands of side effects. 

In our next article, we will look back and discuss pre-clinical and clinical trials dating up to the present that involve CBD. This will highlight why anecdotal evidence of CBD providing relief from certain ailments may be more than anecdotal.

Sometimes we feel things and sometimes those feelings can be found in research already done by scientists. We just need to shine a light on this research and the facts will prove themselves.  

Stay Tuned.



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