I’ve heard about CBD – but WHAT EXACTLY IS CBD?

An article covering the basics of CBD and its extensive benefits! What is CBD?

What is CBD? Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most prevalent of the active ingredients in the cannabis plant (marijuana). CBD is an important element in the rise of popularity for medical marijuana. It’s derived directly from the hemp plant and has a wide array of uses. It is an excellent natural remedy for a wide variety of health issues such as; reducing chronic pain, anxiety and symptoms of depression, as well as insomnia and other sleeping problems.

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CBD IS NOT THC

The biggest misconception about cannibinoids!

Unlike other cannabinoids, such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC),  CBD does not produce a euphoric “high” or psychoactive effect on your body. It is a totally natural substance that our body is familiar with since the breastfeeding period. This can be seen during infancy, where cannabinoids are passed to the child through breast milk. These are naturally produced  by the body  (natural cannabinoids are called phytocannabinoids).

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM (ECS)

Learn more about the most important system in our body!

Cannabinoids bind to cannabinoid receptors in our body which are interlinked to an endogenous cannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is a crucial physiological system and is present in our body for the regulation and maintenance of our health.

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) receives and translates signals from cannabinoids such as CBD. It also produces some cannabinoids of its own, which are called endocannabinoids. The ECS helps to regulate functions such as sleep, immune-system responses, and pain.

THE EFFECTS OF CBD

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CBD's wide range of benefits have been shocking the world!

Nowadays, CBD products are officially recognised for medical use and are used by millions of people worldwide. Evidently, it is not the solution for all diseases, but it is one of the most important natural remedies in human history. Here’s just a small list of benefits from CBD. – Managing arthritis pain, reducing muscle spasms of multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, treating seizures and epilepsy, anxiety treatment, aiding sleep related issues and much more. 

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