Maintain your health with CBD
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a compound that naturally occurs in the cannabis plant. CBD is an extraordinary plant extract, now gaining popularity as a dietary supplement, for people who want to support their wellbeing. It is regarded as something of a panacea, rivalling all the best-known superfoods for its ability to help maintain a healthy balanced lifestyle. CBD oil can be used in a variety of ways; you can add drops into food or drink, use for massages or as a topical application, or drop it directly into your mouth. But how does it work and what can it do? Read on to find out more.
How it works
Cannibidiol engages with the body through a series of neurotransmitter receptors found in the endocannabinoid system. The endocannabinoid system forms part of the central nervous system in all mammals and plays an important part in regulating numerous essential functions in the body. Interestingly, the endocannabinoid system was discovered as a result of research into the effects of cannabis on the body. The cannabidiol found in the cannabis or hemp plant is similar in structure to the endo-cannabinoids produced naturally by the body, and for this reason, it is able to interact with receptors in the body. CBD interacts with serotonin and adenosine receptors, both of which perform essential functions relating to mood, pain, cognitive processes, sleep, appetite, the immune system and the regulation of inflammatory responses. CBD is therefore believed to help support the health of these essential functions of the body.
Isn’t it… you know…?
We know what you’re thinking, but CBD has none of the psychoactive effects of its illegal sister because it does not contain a substance called Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. Not all cannabis plants contain THC and the plants that don’t are full of wonderful qualities. You’ve probably already heard of hemp, a derivative of the cannabis plant that is popular with skincare and eco-friendly fashion companies. Just like hemp, CBD oil sold by reputable companies is a completely legal and safe plant extract. Read on to learn just what this natural supplement can do.