CBD has gained popularity in today’s world and is widely used by many in selected states. Fortunately, people can now use CBD-based products freely and enjoy their medicinal benefits. So far, there are many benefits found in a CBD extract and I am happy to share it with you. You can also find out more here later.
The Difference Of CBD And THC
Before anything else, let us understand what CBD is first.
Cannabidiol, or also known as CBD, is a type of compound found in the family of Cannabis Sativa plants. It is just one of the hundreds of substances found in this group of plants, and sometimes can be mistaken as an extract that can make the consumer high because it came from a cannabis plant.
However, this is not accurate. Cannabidiol is a consumer-friendly element because it is a non-psychoactive compound. This element is completely safe to use as long as there is a proper dosage intake.
Meanwhile, the other element that can also be found in cannabis plants is called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC. This other type of element is also familiar to many as this is the element that is always compared to CBD. THC is the complete opposite of Cannabidiol because it contains a psychoactive compound that makes the consumers hyped and affects their thought process when taken in massive doses.
Where Is CBD Extracted From?
Because of the numerous CBD-based products that are produced and distributed in the market, people are getting curious about where it is extracted from. The cannabidiol extracts that are added to products come from industrial hemp, or known as hemp alone. Hemp and marijuana are completely different from each other in terms of cultivation and the environment where they are grown. Cannabidiol is much evident than THC in hemp, while marijuana has a stronger THC content and has a lower CBD content.
The 2018 Farm Bill was passed as law last December 2018 and covers a lot of enhancement programs that aid the agricultural sector. There are a lot of opportunities offered to many people and one of these is about industrial hemp.
Even before the bill was passed, people use industrial hemp as materials for building, food ingredients, medicine, etc. Hopeful for success, the government invested millions of dollars on research on Cannabidiol extracted from hemp regarding its medicinal benefits.
Absorption Of Cannabidiol In The Body
Many CBD-based products had been innovated for both humans and animals could consume. Humans and animals have something in common – the Endocannabinoid System. You can check this website (https://www.jyi.org/2018-june/2018/6/1/the-endocannabinoid-system-our-universal-regulator) to enlighten you more about ECS. What is this type of system in our body and what makes us the same with animals just by having it?
The endocannabinoid system is a biochemical communication system that allows our body to absorb various vitamins including cannabidiol. This system is composed of lipid-based neurotransmitter that is bonded to cannabinoid receptors. Studies show that cannabinoids are responsible for neuromodulation in our bodies. This means that it affects the way we think and mostly responsible for the activities we do every day such as:
If you can’t sleep well at night or lose your appetite these means that there is something wrong with the way your Endocannabinoid Systems react. If problems like these persist, always consult a doctor.
Benefits Of CBD
As listed above, the Endocannabinoid System is responsible for our sleep, mood, etc. this is why Cannabidiol is good for our body and its benefits act well if being consumed. Listed below are some of the many interesting benefits found in CBD and hopefully can be enhanced in the future:
- Cannabidiol acts as a protector for our brain to deteriorate due to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia, dementia, and other illnesses that lessen memory capacity.
- It lessens anxiety and stress. While this is common to each one of us to be stressed, it shows that CBD could be of help to these kinds of moods and feelings to lessen and help us think of a positive mindset. Having anxiety is dangerous because it can lead to depression.
- It can be consumed as a dietary supplement. This is not yet accurate so before making Cannabidiol part of your diet, it is better that you should consult a doctor first.