How CBD Works
All cannabinoids, including CBD, act on receptors found in all mammals. These receptors are part of the endocannabinoid system. Clinical trials are currently looking into the effect of CBD on the body. So far the findings that we can legally share with you are the discovery of 2 main receptors in our bodies:
- CB1 receptors: Mostly found in the brain, lungs, blood vessels, muscles, digestive tract, reproductive organs and central nervous system.
- CB2 receptors: Mostly found around organs, liver, pancreas, brainstem and also the immune system.
Unfortunately, due to the nature of this commodity, we are limited to what we can say on this matter. However, there is lots of information avaliable online that we believe might be of huge interest to our customers.
CBD OIL DESCRIBED
CBD is a type of cannabinoid – an extractable compound found in the cannabis plant. Researchers have been studying the possible therapeutic effects of CBD and ways to utilise these benefits.
CBD Oils are made by adding concentrated CBD into ingestible oils. The level of CBD concentration can be adjusted to determine dosage.
For the most part there is still a lot of confusion in the general public about what is CBD and how does it help the human body.
While research indicates that Cannabidiol (CBD) can have certain health benefits, responsible practitioners will always advise customers to seek advice from a fully trained medical professional.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CBD & MARIJUANA?
Marijuana contains both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD, but the compounds have different effects.
THC is associated with the mind-altering effects it produces (aka "high") when the compound is broken down by heat and introduced into the body – for example when someone smokes parts of the plant or adds those to food that is cooked.
CBD has none of the mind altering affects associated with recreational use of marijuana – it is not psychoactive. This means that it does not change the state of mind of the person who uses it. However, it has been observed that CBD produces significant changes in the body that have been found to have health benefits.
Most CBD used today is extracted from hemp - the least processed form of the cannabis plant.
Both hemp and marijuana belong to the same plant family, cannabis sativa, but they are very different in their properties:
- Marijuana farmers breed strains of cannabis that contain high levels of THC and other compounds that influence smell, taste or appearance.
- Hemp farmers historically have not tried to modify the plant. It is these hemp plants that are used to create CBD oil.
Cannabis is legal for either medicinal or recreational use in certain countries, and in certain states within USA. Other countries and have varying levels of tolerance for CBD and medical marijuana.
This is an ever-changing landscape and as more jurisdictions become educated to the benefits of CBD and can distinguish between hemp and marijuana the demand for CBD products will continue to grow.
For a complete and up to date account of the legal status of CBD in your locality, we recommend you consult the local or central government websites of your country.