Cannabidiol (CBD) is just one of the over 85 cannabinoids that is identified in the cannabis plant. It is derived from Hemp, but it does not have the psychoactive effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.
Hemp and marijuana are from the same family, but they are two different plants.
Hemp has LOW levels of THC high levels of CBD and is grown and manufactured for rope, canvas, paper, clothing, and materials. The leaves and seeds are extremely nourishing, and the oils are used for pain relief and management.
Marijuana has high levels of THC, and low levels of CBD. The flower buds from this plant are used for smoking and vaporizing. The oils and extracts are used in vaping, tinctures, and edible products. THC is primarily used in order to attain the psychoactive “high” effects, appetite stimulation, or for pain management.
CBD helps maintain healthy blood sugar regulation, supports optimal cardiovascular function, helps support cartillage and joint function, helps maintain healthy weight and healthy skin, supports optimal immune function as well as healthy respiratory and lung function. CBD supports healthy energy levels, promotes sound sleep, supports optimal digestive function, and helps maintain healthy cholesterol levels. CBD's antioxidants help neutralize free radicals, promotes optimal cellular health and function, and helps to maintain normal brain function.
CBD helps manage and eliminate stress. Stress is the underlier of many anxiety disorders and can exacerbate the effects of most mental illnesses. Chronic stress can lead to the development of anxiety disorders, panic attacks, or mania. CBD works to stimulate the Endocannabinoid System to release more endocannabinoids as well as other hormones and enzymes that may induce feelings of calm in the body. CBD also limits the production of cortisol, taking the body out of fight-or-flight mode and into homeostasis. People who experience anxiety disorders may prevent or alleviate panic attacks with CBD. They may also use it to manage stress in their daily lives.
Cannibanoids are neuroprotective. This means that they help maintain and regulate brain health. CBD removes damaged cells, and improves the efficiency of mitochondria. Along with other antioxidant compounds in cannabis, CBD also works to reduce glutamite toxicity. Surplus glutamite, which stimulates nerve cells in the brain to fire, causes neurons to be over-stimulated, ultimately leading to cell damage or death. Cannibinoids help protect brain cells from damage, keeping the brain healthy and functioning properly. CBD has also been known to have an anti-inflammatory effect on the brain.