When it comes to marijuana, the choices at your local dispensary can be pretty overwhelming: flowers, edibles, concentrates, pre-rolls, drinks, tinctures, and topicals, oh my! But what about CBD?
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I feel like I need a medical degree to figure out which marijuana product is the best option! But when I heard that cannabidiol (CBD) is helpful for many health conditions like epilepsy, anxiety, chronic pain, and more, I decided to learn more about it.
Cannabis has been used for thousands of years, and people all over the world know the effects of it, but until the early 1990s, no one knew how it worked within our bodies. Research scientists identified a widespread receptor system in the body that they named “the endocannabinoid system.”
The system appears to regulate many important physiologic pathways in the human body, explaining why cannabis can have so many different effects, including gastrointestinal activity, cardiovascular activity, pain perception, maintenance of bone mass, protection of neurons, hormonal regulation, metabolism control, immune function, inflammatory reactions, and inhibition of tumor cells. CBD may also help with cigarette addiction, multiple sclerosis, mad cow disease, acne, diabetes, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, insomnia, PTSD, schizophrenia and Crohn’s disease.
What is cannabidiol (CBD)? It’s a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but doesn’t make people feel stoned. It basically counteracts the psychoactivity of THC. The fact that CBD-rich cannabis is non-psychoactive or less psychoactive than THC-cominant strains makes it an appealing option for patients looking for relief from inflammation, pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms, and other conditions without disconcerting feelings of lethargy or dysphoria.
How do you use CBD? Available in tinctures (place droplets under the tongue to absorb sublingually), vapes (vape through an e-cigarette, vape pen, or vaporizer), concentrates (apply a wax or dab to the inside of the mouth), topicals (use on skin as lotion, salve, or lip balm), sprays (spray oil into the mouth), or capsules (add to diet as a daily supplement).
CBD’s healing effects can ease the modern life stresses in humans and animals alike. A variety of factors such as environment, diet, technology, and daily responsibilities contribute to these conditions. CBD oil is proven to come in handy during a panic attack because its ingredients have a calming effect, which encourages an all-around sense of well-being.
According to PotGuide.com:
CBD oil offers relief because of the scientific relationship shared between cannabis and man. Our brains are hardwired with cannabinoid receptors, and our bodies are even equipped with an endocannabinoid system that is responsible for interacting with various cannabinoids.”
Now that you’ve read the facts, it’s time to put CBD to the test. Try it today and see how it can help you become more comfortable with your everyday life!