Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of cannabis, a plant with a rich history of medicinal applications, going back thousands of years.
A safe, non-addictive substance, CBD is one of more than one hundred cannabinoids that are unique to cannabis and endow the plant with its robust therapeutic profile. Both CBD and THC have significant therapeutic attributes. Unlike THC, CBD does not make a person feel “stoned” or intoxicated. Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – an alternative medicine more in sync with natural processes. By tapping into how we function biologically, CBD could provide relief for chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, insomnia, depression, and many other conditions.
CBD interacts with our bodies in a variety of ways, including mimicking and augmenting the effects of the compounds in our bodies called endocannabinoids, which are part of a regulatory system called the Endocannabinoid System. The Endocannabinoid System plays a crucial role in regulating a broad range of physiological processes that affect how we experience everyday life – mood, energy level, intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more. Cutting-edge science has shown that the endocannabinoid system is unbalanced in nearly all pathological conditions.