What is CBD?
This is great! By educating yourself on all aspects of CBD, you will be equipped to speak with your doctor about incorporating CBD
into your current treatment plan and to make informed decisions about supplementing your overall health.
Cannabinol, commonly referred to as “CBD,” is derived from hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), and was discovered in 1940. CBD does not have the same psychoactivity of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Instead, users report a calming effect, using CBD as a supplement for a wide variety of ailments. In recent studies, CBD has been shown to interact with the endocannabinoid system, the orexinergic system, and the serotonergic system in positive ways. Because these systems control a huge variety of functions, from your immune system to pain management to your mood and much more, it will take time for research to catch up with the wide range of uses people have found for CBD. Clinical research for using CBD as a treatment option is still in the preliminary stages for many conditions due to financial and legal difficulties, however the FDA has already approved the CBD medication Epidiolex for use in two rare forms of epilepsy (Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome) that were notoriously difficult to treat, paving the way for lawmakers to allow for more research and legalization of hemp-derived CBD products.
Because CBD doesn’t give you a “high” feeling and most people report little to no side effects, people who supplement with CBD enjoy its positive effects without it interfering in their day to day lives the way that many prescribed medications can. There is some promising research and positive anecdotal evidence that CBD may help with the following, although clinical research is still being conducted, and you should discuss any health issues and supplement plans with your physician.
CBD Frequently Asked Questions
CBD is growing in popularity every day, and if you are new to the world of CBD,
you probably have a lot of question.