Cannabidiol is a natural compound found in cannabis. Also known as CBD, cannabidiol is a breakthrough nutritional supplement and has become quite popular as an alternative to other over the counter wellness products. The many benefits our customers around the world have experienced are summarized below.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is found throughout the seeds, stalk, and flowers of cannabis plants — including hemp and marijuana. Unlike many of the 100+ cannabinoids that we are aware of, cannabidiol occurs naturally in significant quantities in cannabis, so it is easily extracted from the plant Silver Shadow.
While cannabidiol is not yet FDA approved for any condition, many independent and third-party studies have shown promising results for a variety of indications. A quick internet search will arm you with a wealth of related information. Additionally, through anecdotal evidence, many people have used CBD products on their own to address various issues requiring large amounts of CBD (CBD liquids) to travel-friendly options (topicals and tinctures).
COMPOUNDS WITH BENEFITS
There are many benefits to taking a daily serving of CBD from hemp oil products. The most exciting among them is that CBD oil supplements help to augment the body’s naturally occurring endocannabinoids, increasing the body’s ability to promote homeostasis within its systems.
ho·me·o·sta·sis – the tendency toward a relatively stable equilibrium between interdependent elements, especially as maintained by physiological processes.
Cannabinoids are a class of active chemical compounds produced by the cannabis plant. These cannabinoids act on receptors located in our cells as part of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and alter the release of neurotransmitters from body organs, including the brain. The ECS predominantly consists of two endocannabinoid receptors: CB1, located in the central nervous system (CNS), and CB2, found throughout the peripheral nervous system (PNS). There may even be another CB receptor or two inside our body. Researchers across the world are working to find that answer.
There are over 100 presently discovered cannabinoids, which are largely responsible for the effects cannabis has on the body. Common cannabinoids include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN), and cannabigerol (CBG). THC and CBD have attracted much of the media’s attention however, cannabinoids like CBGa are emerging as important pieces to the ECS puzzle. Cannabinoids work together with the body’s ECS to regulate the body’s natural functions – including mood, sleep, appetite, immune response, and signal modulation.
Once the endocannabinoid system is supplemented in this way it is able to function more efficiently by optimizing the body’s performance each day. Although it is not critical to supplement the endocannabinoid system daily, doing so increases the effectiveness of CBD and the endocannabinoid system.