Let’s clear this up right away: CBD is not psychoactive.
AKA: no high.
Now, we’ve noticed a ton of chatter about CBD all over the place. We’ve also noticed that it’s a bit tricky to find a resource for info on what exactly it is or why everyone is raving about it. Put on your thinking caps, gang, school is in session.
What is it?
Cannabis is a plant. Cannabidiol is a naturally occurring compound found in the flower of the plant. It is unique to the Cannabis plant although it is only one of over 100 medicinal compounds found in the plant known as phytocannabinoids. Now, here’s where things get interesting. CBD is closely related to a better-know phytocannabinoid known as THC. As most of us know, THC is well known for its intoxicating effects - which leads many to deduce, erroneously, that CBD will also get them high. While both have highly therapeutic properties, they impact the body in somewhat different ways.
Why people everywhere are turning to CBD.
Meet your endocannabinoid system, boys and girls… (We’re feeling that Magic School Bus vibe, bear with us.) The somewhat recent discovery of this system of the human body has really catapulted medical studies of cannabis and cannabinoids in general. That’s because, it’s a crucial regulatory system of the body, impacting myriad things such as appetite, pain, inflammation and anxiety. And, as you might have guessed, cannabinoids directly impact the endocannabinoid system. In fact, a fascinating study in the National Institutes of Health notes that the endocannabinoid system may be directly related to multiple instances of disease. In other words, when something is awry with this system, things go wrong in our bodies. As you may have guessed by now, CBD works in harmony with this system, helping to put things back in working order. Which is why so many are turning to it for aid with everything from seizures to inflammation.
It’s exciting times to be on the forefront of innovation with such a powerful, interesting ingredient. Stick with us as we meander down this road. We’re working hard to make the course more navigable.