Everything You Need To Know About CBD
There’s no question that CBD is taking the wellness world by storm right now. For years many have known the powerful benefits of this natural phytochemical. The 2018 Farm Bill legalized CBD that is derived from the industrial hemp plant, finally opening up the opportunity for CBD to be used in a variety of products and sold to consumers.
CBD, short for cannabidiol, is a phytochemical compound found in cannabis plants. It can be found in the marijuana plant, but is most often extracted from the industrial hemp plant, as the hemp plant contains more CBD than its better-known cousin.
CBD, unlike THC, which is the psychoactive compound found in the marijuana plant, will not get you high. Like most natural and herbal remedies, it is safe, legal, and boasts a wide variety of health benefits with little to no negative side effects.
So, how does CBD work? CBD exerts its balancing, anti-inflammatory, and calming effects by interacting with your body’s endocannabinoid system, or ECS. This regulatory system controls all of your body’s natural processes.
It’s not fully understood yet, but after decades of research scientists have linked the ECS to a variety of natural processes, such as:
- Bone growth and remodeling
The same system helps to ensure that your body doesn’t end up in the dangerous state of chronic inflammation. Ultimately, the endocannabinoid system is designed to help your body return to optimal function – its role is to maintain homeostasis.
Sadly, most of us are not producing enough of our own cannabinoids (endocannabinoids). This is why supplementing with phytocannabinoids might be very helpful.
CBD is similar to the cannabinoids your body naturally produces to interact with your ECS receptors. In particular, it binds to and interacts with your CB1 and CB2 receptors. CBD has a much higher affinity for CB2 receptors.
CB1 receptors are mostly found in your central nervous system – your brain and spinal cord. They have been shown to have a direct impact on emotions, mood, pain perception, memory, cognition, and appetite. CBD exerts a more indirect effect on these receptors but can still dramatically affect outcomes.
CB2 receptors are mostly found in the peripheral nervous system and in the white blood cells. These receptors are closely associated with your inflammatory and immune system response.
One of the best ways to try CBD is to include it in your already-established daily routines.
Our CBD Softgels are an excellent option for giving CBD a try, because it only contains Full Spectrum CBD with no added ingredients.
Dr. Meredith Warner is the creator of Well Theory and The Healing Sole. She is a board-certified Orthopedic Surgeon and Air Force Veteran.
She is on a mission to disrupt traditional medicine practices and promote betterment physically, spiritually and mentally to many more people. She advocates for wellness and functional health over big pharma so more people can age vibrantly with more function and less pain.
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- Manage the symptoms of musculoskeletal pain
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