You have probably heard about the benefits of Cannabidiol, also known as CBD. This oil is made from cannabis plants, but unlike other cannabis products such as THC, it is not psychoactive and does not cause the same side effects.
Here are some fun facts about CBD that everyone should know!
Cannabidiol is just one of more than 85 ingredients in cannabis plants.
Most people know that CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the ingredients in cannabis, but some people mistake that mean for the fact that CBD is always associated with cannabis as a recreational drug. In fact, cannabidiol is one of more than 85 ingredients of cannabis that have varying effects on the human mind and body.
CBD oil is one of the two most prevalent ingredients in cannabis plants.
CBD, along with THC, is one of the two main ingredients in both hemp and cannabis plants. CBD is found throughout the seeds, stalk, and flowers of the plant, and is therefore easily extracted.
CBD oil works naturally with the body.
Cannabidiol, along with a number of other chemicals found in cannabis plants, works naturally with a mammal’s cannabinoid receptor sites, which make up the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and are found primarily in the brain and central nervous system.
The list of things CBD could potentially benefit from is a long one.
The body’s endocannabinoid system is a massive network of cell receptor proteins that deal with just about anything the body is or does, including mood, memory, motor control, immune function, reproduction, pain perception, appetite, sleep, and bone development, to name but a few. Because CBD oil works naturally with the ECS, the list of things CBD could potentially benefit from is huge.
CBD might react with other systems in the body as well.
Though research on this topic is still underway, scientists know that cannabinoid receptors aren’t the only receptors with which CBD can engage. So far, scientists know that CBD will engage either directly or indirectly with vanilloid receptors, adenosine receptors, and serotonin receptors, which could mean even greater effects on things like pain management, sleep-wake cycles, and mood and stress management, respectively.
CBD won’t make you high.
CBD, along with THC, is a main component of the cannabis variant marijuana, but it’s THC that gives marijuana users their high. CBD is non-psychoactive in nature and therefore cannot make you high.
In fact, CBD can negate the effects of THC.
While THC has been known to cause anxiety, paranoia, and increased levels of stress along with a high, CBD actually brings about the opposite. For this reason, CBD is being used more and more to treat anxiety and depression.
You can take CBD in numerous ways
Once extracted from the plant, CBD oil can be taken orally through drops, cooked into food or other edibles, or vaporized for smoking.
The first recorded medicinal use of hemp occurred around 2700 B.C.
Hemp, along with its seeds and oils, has been used for more than 10,000 years for various purposes. As one of the first plants to be domesticated, hemp was used to make clothing, rope, paper, and shoes, while its seeds and oils were used as food and medicines.
Even Queen Victoria used CBD.
In the 19th century, Queen Victoria of England used CBD-rich cannabis to alleviate menstrual cramps.
CBD blocks the addictive effect of other drugs.
In a 2013 study done on rats, scientists found that CBD can successfully block the addictive effects of highly addictive painkillers such as morphine. Specifically, CBD reduced the pleasure of morphine, making it seem like less of a reward.
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