What is CBD?
Cannabidiol (CBD) is a naturally occurring compound found in the resinous flower of the cannabis plant. Today the therapeutic properties of CBD are being tested and confirmed by scientists and doctors around the world as a safe, non-addictive substance, with a robust therapeutic profile.
Many people are seeking alternatives to pharmaceuticals with harsh side effects – medicine more in synch with natural processes. By tapping into how we function biologically on a deep level, CBD can provide relief for chronic pain, anxiety, inflammation, depression and many other conditions.
None of the information we provide here should be taken as clinical recommendation or medical advice – we’re not health professionals, and we certainly don’t claim to be. If at all possible, arrange an appointment to speak with a clinical professional about the proper use and dosing of CBD oil.
How does CBD work?
CBD interacts with our bodies by enhancing the effects of the compounds in our bodies called “endogenous cannabinoids”. These “endocannabinoids” are part of a regulatory system called the “endocannabinoid system”.
A system that’s helped us understand how and why our bodies regulate an extensive range of physiological processes that affect our daily experiences like mood, energy levels, our intestinal fortitude, immune activity, blood pressure, bone density, glucose metabolism, how we experience pain, stress, hunger, and more.
The effect of an endocannabinoid system that isn’t functioning optimally, in one word, is DISEASE. In nearly all pathological conditions, it’s been shown that the endocannabinoid system has been dysregulated
So, it stands to reason that there’s therapeutic benefit in maintaining and regulating your endocannabinoid system and that the progression of almost all disease could potentially be slowed or halted in this regulated environment as Pal Pacher and George Kunos, scientists with the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), suggested in a 2014 publication.