The therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world recognising CBD as the natural, organic alternative to common health complaints such as chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions including more recently to aid Covid recovery. But what is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history as a medicine going back thousands of years.
A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than a hundred compounds found in cannabis that belong to a class of molecules called phytocannabinoids which are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile.
Of these compounds, CBD and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) are usually present in the highest concentrations, and are therefore the most recognized and studied for their significant therapeutic attributes.
But unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “high” or intoxicated. This is because CBD and THC act in different ways on different receptors in the brain and body. The reason why CBD is non-psychoactive is due to its lack of affinity for CB1 receptors. CB1 receptors are found in high concentrations in the brain, and are the pathways responsible for the psychoactive effects of THC.
Many people want the health benefits of cannabis without the high. The fact that CBD is therapeutically potent as well as non-intoxicating, and easy to take as a CBD oil or capsule, makes it an appealing treatment option for those who are cautious about trying cannabis for the first time or for people seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals, which can have harsh side effects, opting for medicine more in synch with natural processes.
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