Due to a recent explosion in popularity, the CBD market will reach approximately $2.1 billion by 2020. The notary of this power healer stems, in part, from public claims that CBD can heal, cure, and prevent various illnesses.
But, how do you know what is true and what is myth when it comes to CBD? Here are eight scientific CBD facts you should know!
1. CBD Is a Cannabinoid
There are over 100 cannabinoids identified in the Cannabis Sativa plant (more on the plant itself below). CBD (cannabidiol) is one of the most researched and by far most beneficial one discovered.
You may be wondering, “well, what is a cannabinoid?” Cannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found in hemp plants. They give hemp it’s medicinal reputation by the incredible effect it has on our human endocannabinoid system.
2. Cannabinoids Are a Natural Part of Human Anatomy
The endocannabinoid system is a natural part of the human body consisting of cannabinoids and receptors that control various processes in our bodies. There are two different types of receptors — CB1 and CB2.
CB1 receptors can be found in the brain and throughout the nervous system. CB2 receptors are found in the organs and cells associated with the immune system.
Although CBD does not actually bind to these receptors, it still influences the body and neurological system.
Our bodies naturally produce cannabinoids different from those find in hemp. CBD motivates the naturally occurring cannabinoids to work even more than they regularly do. The use of CBD increases the cannabinoid-receptor mechanism and signals being sent to the cells and the brain.
The bottom line– our bodies are were built for cannabinoids.
3. CBD Will Not Get You High
The only cannabinoid known to directly bind to these receptors are THC cannabinoids. Research has shown that CBD does not actually bind to these receptors but has indirect effects on them. Since CBD does not actually bind to CB1 receptors and therefore will not get you high.
4. Hemp is not the same as Cannabis
Unfortunately, prohibition has caused a lack of understanding in public education surrounding cannabis. While the concept is simple, they both ultimately come from the same plant.. they just come from different parts.
- Cannabis is used when you are describe Cannabis Sativa plant that is bred for higher amounts of tetrahydrocanninol (THC) and is known for the psychoactive properties.
- Hemp is used to describe Cannabis Sativa plant that is bred to only contains trace amounts of THC (less than 3%).
5. CBD Has Many Health Benefits
The benefits of CBD are virtually endless. CBD essentially strengthens your immune system and overall improves the state of the human body so it’s no surprise it can aid our health in so many ways.
Since CBD increases the cannabinoid reactions in the body, it can treat diseases associated with clinical endocannabinoid deficiency. These include fibromyalgia, migraines, multiple sclerosis, irritable bowel syndrome, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, and autism.
CBD is also associated with curing motion sickness, nausea, acne, insomnia, reducing pain and inflammation, increasing the healing process of broken bones, treating rheumatoid arthritis, managing heart disease and diabetes, and curing bacterial infections.
Studies have shown CBD can aid in the healing of cancer. Anandamide is a chemical in the body that when broken down can stop cancer cells, reduce anxiety, and help with depression. And guess what? CBD increases the breaking down of anandamide.
6. It’s Good for the Brain
CBD protects neurons in the brain from degeneration. Through CBD’s of PRAR-gamma receptors, it can improve brain functioning, memory, and neurological disorders such as Alzheimers, schizophrenia, and epilepsy.
7. It’s Safe for Pets and Children
CBD is safe for all, even for pets and children. CBD is a natural remedy without the worry of side effects (such as those from pharmaceuticals or THC).
Use CBD oil on your pets to treat pain for things such arthritis, or pain. In addition, you can use it to relieve pets of skin irritations, anxiety, and even treat seizures in pets.
8. CBD Can Counteract THC
The side effects of THC may be difficult for people to manage. THC can make it difficult to concentrate and may alter decision making, and lowers impulse control.
Luckily, CBD oil can counteract THC and its effects. Using CBD oil in place of or simultaneously with THC will even out the psychoactive effects.
Now That You Have the CBD Facts, Let’s Shop!
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