What is CBD Oil?

Posted by Jose Ruiz on 2/7/2020 to News
What is CBD Oil?
What is CBD Oil?

CBD is one of many compounds, known as cannabinoids, in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been looking at the possible therapeutic uses of CBD. 
CBD oils are oils that contain concentrations of CBD. The concentrations and the uses of these oils vary.

Is CBD marijuana?

Until recently, the best-known compound in cannabis was delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is the most active constituent of marijuana.
Marijuana contains both THC and CBD, and these compounds have different effects. THC creates a mind-altering "high" when a person smokes it or uses it in cooking. This is because THC breaks down when we apply heat and introduce it into the body. 
CBD is different. Unlike THC, it is not psychoactive. 
This means that CBD does not change a person's state of mind when they use it. 
However, CBD does appear to produce significant changes in the body, and some research suggests that it has medical benefits.

Where does CBD comes from?

CBD comes from the cannabis plant.
People refer to cannabis plants as either hemp or marijuana, depending on their level of THC. Hemp plants that are legal under the Farm Bill must contain less than 0.3% THC. Over the years, marijuana farmers have selectively bred their plants to contain high levels of THC and other compounds that interested them, often because the compounds produced a smell or had another effect on the plant's flowers. However, hemp farmers have rarely modified the plant. These hemp plants are used to create CBD oil.

How CBD Works?

All cannabinoids, including CBD, produce effects in the body by attaching to certain receptors.
The human body produces certain cannabinoids on its own. It also has two receptors for cannabinoids, called the CB1 receptors and CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are present throughout the body, but many are in the brain.
The CB1 receptors in the brain deal with coordination and movement, pain, emotions, and mood, thinking, appetite, and memories, and other functions. THC attaches to these receptors.
CB2 receptors are more common in the immune system. They affect inflammation and pain.
Researchers once believed that CBD attached to these CB2 receptors, but it now appears that CBD does not attach directly to either receptor.
Instead, it seems to direct the body to use more of its own cannabinoids.

Benefits of using CBD Oil

Helps with:
Anxiety
Pain
Depression
Inflammation
Arthritis
Insomnia 
Seizures
ADHD/ADD
and many other benefits from using CBD Oil

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