Why You Should Consider CBD – The Endocannabinoid System Explained

May 4th, 2017 by Javed Pathan

Endocannabinoid System

CBD (Cannabidiol) is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid, or compound found in Cannabis. It’s the second most prevalent compound (behind THC) in Cannabis and is quickly on its way to becoming the most well-studied. THC & CBD interact with special receptors in our body called cannabinoid receptors.

Dr Sanjay Gupta, an American Neuro-Surgeon and CNN’s chief medical correspondent changed his stance on the provision of cannabis while investigating its powerful therapeutic properties and witnessing CBD successfully treat Americans for his documentaries, Weed and Weed 2. He shocked mainstream America saying “We have been terribly and systematically misled for nearly 70 years in the United States, and I apologize for my role in that.” Though Dr Gupta’s review of the history of the cannabis he found that it has been a legitimate medicine for atleast 3000 years. Dr Gupta isn’t alone in supporting cannabis research. Dr. Nora Volkow the Director of the National Institute of Drug Abuse says that CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects and the preliminary data suggests that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. The comments were made in an op-ed for The Huffington Post.

Research has shown that CBD can influence many conditions and bodily functions.

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But how can one cannabinoid effect so many bodily processes without causing adverse side effects? The answer lies in our bio chemistry (the natural intelligence of the body.) We have naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors all over our body that interact with CBD. They take in the CBD and use it to neutralize any processes that are misaligned. These receptors exist because our body is already making its own cannabinoids. The receptors and cannabinoids make up our Endocannabinoid system. Our Endocannabinoid system is always in action and is a major factor in keeping our bodies in a neutral state. Neutral is different in our heads, hands, digestive systems, etc, which is why people may include CBD in the vitamin regimen to support their overall health and well being.

Many doctors now think some people suffer from an endocannabinoid imbalance known as Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency or CED. People suffering from CED may benefit by supplementing it with non-psychoactive cannabinoids such as CBD.

Are CBD Hemp extracts legal in all 50 states?

Domestically grown CBD oil extracted from hemp was legalized by the federal government as part of the Industrial Hemp Farming Act, 2014. Properly imported CBD oil from hemp was confirmed as federally legal by the 9th circuit court in 2004. The only caveat in both of these is that the hemp must contain less than 0.3% THC on a dry weight basis. As marijuana and hemp are both cannabis plants, the amount of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the primary factor that differentiates the two.

Why choose CBD?

• Non-psychoactive
• Easy to incorporate into your current health routine

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