What is CBD in Short

Let me guess, you’ve heard of this compound that may be benefical to you and want to learn more. Am I right?  Cannabidiol- know as CBD for short—is a cannabis compound that has been said to have very significant medical benefits. One of the most favorable characteristics of this compound is the fact that it is not psycho-active meaning it does not get you “high” like THC. This fact alone has made it a favorable natural source of relief for pain, spasms, inflamation, anxiety, depression, psychosis (it’s a known anti psychotic as well) and more.

What is CBD?

The Detailed Breakdown

CBD is a phytocannabinoid. Phytocannabinoids are chemical compounds that are found in the hemp plant. There are over 80 different phytocannabinoids and cannabidiol is one of them.  Research is showing significant potential for phytocannabinoids to be a valuable contributor to one’s health.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) is a collection of cell receptors within a mammal’s body. Scientists discovered this system in the 1990s.Phytocannabinoids work with the Endocannabinoid System (ECS), a vast and vital receptor system essential for maintaining optimal health. This receptor system is present in the immune system, central nervous system, and within many of the body’s organs. The ECS accepts our bodies’ own endocannabinoids as well as the phytocannabinoids found in hemp.The ECS is designed to repair cells that are damaged.

Is CBD Right for You?

You many have already heard about CBD and have yet to try it. Some are wondering if this is something that they are willing to try. Especially if you’ve been suffering from anxiety, depression, chronic pain or a host for other problems.  I would say that the non-psychoactive properties alone make it worth a shot. Having a great talk with your doctor and/or local health professional would be a great resource for you.

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