What is CBD? A Quick Guide to Cannabidiol

CBD or Cannabidiol is a compound found in cannabis that you might have heard of. Just recently the CBD component has gained a big buzz in the medical community for all the potential medical benefits it can provide.

CBD is just one of over 60 compounds found in the cannabis plant that belongs to a group of molecules called cannabinoids. While each cannabinoid offers their health benefits, it is CBD that may revolutionize the medical marijuana industry.

What is CBD?

CBD is the non-intoxicating component of the cannabis plant that is linked to numerous health and therapeutic benefits. CBD is non-psychoactive, which means that it does not get you high.

Products rich in CBD are being used in the health industry and by medical marijuana patients to treat a long list of medical conditions – chronic pain, cancer, Crohn’s, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, PTSD, cardiovascular disease, anxiety, antibiotic-resistant infections, multiple sclerosis, schizophrenia, and more.

Health Benefits of CBD

The list of health benefits linked to CBD keeps growing allowing it to be used to treat a wide rang of health conditions. CBD has properties that inhibit cancer cell growth, reduces seizure and convulsions, reduces inflammation, relieves anxiety, suppresses muscle spasms, and more.

The biggest health benefit of CBD is that it is all natural. It is a medicine that doesn’t come with a long list of deadly side effects.

The Different type of CBD products

CBD Oil Drops and Capsules – CBD oils can be mixed in foods to improve taste or also just by dripping it in your mouth by itself. There are also CBD vape oil cartridges for smoking and CBD capsules that you can take just like a vitamin.

CBD Tinctures – CBD tinctures work much like oil drops but they are generally taken with a drop beneath your tongue. Tinctures are good for treating mild symptoms and stress relief.

CBD Topical  – Topicals are a good use for an isolated pain and offer a variety of therapeutic benefits. Since they aren’t consumed and are non-psychoactive, CBD topicals are great for daytime use.

CBD Edibles – If you have an appetite or you prefer to get your CBD from food they are are various edibles with CBD in them. There are CBD baked goods, honey, water, and more.

CBD Flower – There are CBD dominant strains that have been bred for medical purposes with a very limited trace amount of THC. These can be smoked to help aid with your medical conditions.

 

CBD is considered a federally illegal Schedule 1 controlled substance because it comes from the cannabis plant. It is available to patients in medical states and legislators are looking into safeguards to protect patients who possess CBD.

Hopefully as the benefits of CBD are realized by the larger public we will see CBD products federally accepted. The fact is that CBD is medicine and can provide treatment for numerous diseases. People should have access to this kind of medicine and it should not be considered a Schedule 1 controlled substance.

We carry an wide-range of CBD products in our shop. If you have any questions feel free to contact us, or leave a comment.

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